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  • - [Jack] Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com

  • and welcome to this English lesson

  • where you are going to see

  • maybe 50 to 100 phrasal verbs in this lesson.

  • And you are going to learn these phrasal verbs

  • from a story, a story about my friend Dave.

  • Now my friend Dave is a pretty interesting guy.

  • And what I'm going to do is tell you

  • about one of his days recently.

  • I'm going to show you some video footage

  • from that day as well.

  • Now to get the most out of this lesson, turn on subtitles.

  • And then also check out the description

  • for a list of all the phrasal verbs

  • that we use in this lesson.

  • Okay, are you ready?

  • Let's go.

  • Today is Tuesday.

  • Or Tuesday in American English.

  • And Dave's alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m.

  • As soon as he gets up, he turns on the coffee machine.

  • But today he has run out of cream.

  • He usually likes cream in his coffee,

  • so he's not had the best start to the day.

  • But he drinks his coffee anyway.

  • And now it is time to work out.

  • Now most people, if they work out in the morning,

  • they'll just do a few exercises.

  • But Dave is different.

  • He sets off on his 20-mile run,

  • breathing in the ocean air

  • as he runs along the ocean front.

  • Again, his goal is to run 20 miles.

  • After 15, he's running out of energy and motivation.

  • But this is Dave, so he doesn't give up.

  • After his run, he bangs out 100 push-ups without stopping.

  • He takes a quick breath and then carries on,

  • doing another 100, and then another.

  • He gets home, turns on the shower,

  • jumps in, dries himself off,

  • and then has another coffee.

  • It's now 10 a.m. and it's time to focus on work.

  • He opens up his computer, logs in to his emails,

  • and responds to his clients' questions.

  • In his inbox there are six speaking opportunities.

  • He turns down five as they just don't pay enough.

  • He agrees to do one as it pay him exactly what he is after.

  • But he has to iron out a few details.

  • He remembers that he has a speaking engagement next week,

  • so he looks up flights to New York,

  • where the speaking engagement is.

  • And he soon realizes he doesn't have time

  • to shop around for the best deal.

  • So instead, he fills out the form

  • and books the fight, business class.

  • It's now time to get on with writing his presentation.

  • He doesn't want to put this off until tomorrow

  • or until next week.

  • Now in the past, he would have a cigarette

  • while writing his presentation.

  • But he gave them up a few years ago

  • because this is Dave, the new Dave.

  • It's time to prepare his lunch,

  • so he warms up leftover pasta from the night before.

  • And once it's ready, he digs in and finishes it

  • within about three minutes.

  • The afternoon is dragging on a bit,

  • so he makes another coffee.

  • This time, he adds in a little honey.

  • He spends the rest of the afternoon

  • finishing up his presentation.

  • Once that is done, it's now time to chill out

  • for the rest of the evening.

  • So he decides to text his friend

  • to see if she want to hang out

  • for the rest of the day.

  • She agrees and he heads out just before five

  • and sets off for his friend's house.

  • He hasn't seen her for a while,

  • so he's looking forward to catching up.

  • They grew up together and he's worried

  • about them growing apart.

  • So he's very excited about seeing her.

  • When he gets there, he pops in for a few minutes.

  • They decide to eat out, so they head out

  • to this new, exciting restaurant.

  • They order some appetizers.

  • Dave is starving at this point, so he wolfs them down.

  • Sara only picks at them.

  • They then go through the menu again

  • and pick out a main meal to share.

  • Sara then knocks back a couple of very expensive cocktails,

  • but Dave just drinks water.

  • He's trying to cut out alcohol during the week,

  • which is pretty smart.

  • Before heading back home, they decide to take a walk

  • along the ocean and they actually

  • run into an old friend from school

  • who is there with other friends around a campfire.

  • They decide to stay out a little bit longer,

  • and then Dave drops Sara off at her home

  • and drives back home.

  • When Dave gets home, he has enough time

  • to write down what he has learned

  • during that day in his journal.

  • He then turns off the lights, gets into bed,

  • and passes out immediately.

  • Today has been a good day.

  • If you have enjoyed this lesson,

  • then please like and share it with your friends.

  • And, like I said before, check out the description

  • so that you can get the list of the phrasal verbs

  • that I've used in this video.

  • And then check out another phrasal verb lesson.

  • I'll leave those on your screen now.

  • Thank you again for watching.

  • Speak to you soon, bye-bye.

- [Jack] Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com

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