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  • This is the Rachel's English 30-Day Challenge!

  • Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days!

  • Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017.

  • Today is Day 6, and we're studying "tell" phrasal verbs.

  • Can you tell apart all of these definitions?

  • To tell something apart is to be able to distinguish between different things.

  • I still have a problem telling the twins apart.

  • This is the same meaning as "to tell from."

  • Can you tell her from her sister?

  • That is, can you distinguish between them?

  • Do you know who is who?

  • "Tell off" is when you're very angry and you yell at someone about something.

  • He broke my sister's heart, so I told him off.

  • A phrase with the same meaning is "to go off on."

  • She went off on me because I accidentally left the oven on.

  • "To tell on somebody" is to tell other people something someone did that was bad.

  • Kids use this phrase all the time.

  • Don't tell on me.

  • I'm going to tell on you if you keep doing that!

  • Tell.

  • This word begins with the "true T."

  • "Te/, "tt," "te."

  • The teeth come together, the front top part of the tongue goes to the roof of the mouth, "tt." and you release into the vowel...

  • "EH," "te," "eh."

  • For the "EH" vowel, the tongue tip stays forward, here, and the middle part lifts just a bit towards the roof of the mouth.

  • "Te," "eh," "tell."

  • Then we have the "dark L."

  • The tongue tip stays down and the back part of the tongue presses down and pulls back a little bit.

  • "Uhl," "uhl," "uhl."

  • You don't need to lift your tongue tip.

  • Just make this dark sound, "uhl."

  • Tell me, tell me.

  • The tongue tip doesn't lift for the "L."

  • If the next word begins with a vowel, like tell off, "tell off."

  • Then do lift your tongue tip, "tell off."

  • Tell off.

  • If you do that, I'm going to tell on you, and then mom and dad are going to tell you off.

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  • This 30-day challenge is leading up to a phrasal verbs course that will be available on my online school on February 1.

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This is the Rachel's English 30-Day Challenge!

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