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  • Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this lesson you will learn about using the phrasal verbbreak inin your conversations.

  • Today we will learn about the phrasal verbbreak in’. It can be used in a number of ways. We will discuss them one after another.

  • Break inmeans an intrusion. It means a forced entry. For example: ‘The burglars broke in and ransacked Sundance Mall’.

  • Yes, ‘break inalso means to interrupt something, like interrupting a discussion.

  • Breaking in when someone is discussing something is not good though.

  • Breaking in a discussion is not always bad, Earl. Well...butbreaking inalso means to get accustomed to a new task.

  • Yeah, like training someone or learning something for a purpose.

  • That’s right. Let me give you an example to help you understand: ‘It will take him weeks to break in the new racing car’.

  • It means the driver will need weeks to properly know how to drive the new racing car, right?

  • You got that right!

  • Okay. ‘Break inalso means to train a horse for riding.

  • Yes, some horses take years to break in for riding!

  • Especially those wild ones. Okay, but let’s listen to some conversations with more examples now.

  • Alright!

  • Guess what? Last night somebody broke in and stole Jonathan’s new car from his garage!

  • Really?!

  • Yes, really! I feel so sorry for him, he was talking about a high security locking system for his garage.

  • Oh! That was when you were on the phone with him and I broke into the room. I overheard you.

  • Yeah!

  • Seems I’ll need some time to break in this new software.

  • It’s a bit complicated. Youll need a lot of work.

  • I’ve handled worse. I just need to read the manual.

  • Good luck breaking it in.

  • Guess what? Today Sammy’s new pony broke into the garden and messed everything up. It ate the daisies that Sammy’s mother had planted so lovingly.

  • Ha ha! That’s funny. That’s why I don’t think keeping a pet pony is a good idea.

  • You know Sammy! He thinks he’s an outlaw living in wild-wild west. I’m just glad he hasn’t broken into a bank yet.

  • I know what you mean. Children can be quite intense!

  • It will take him weeks to break in the new racing car’.

  • Last night somebody broke in and stole Jonathan’s new car from his garage!

  • That was when you were on the phone with him and I broke into the room. I overheard you.

  • Seems I’ll need some time to break in this new software.

  • Good luck breaking it in.

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    minicat posted on 2017/09/23
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