Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles It's Day 17 in our 20-day phrasal verb challenge. Let's begin. Today I want to work on pronunciation. It's something we need to make a little time for. Better pronunciation usually means better communication. What does this phrasal verb mean? We all have goals. Some concern our jobs. Others are related to our hobbies. What is it that you'd like to work on this year? What exactly is your plan for improvement? In this review, I'd like to go over all the phrasal verbs we've learned so far with an emphasis on pronunciation. Let's start with "fall behind," which - as you'll recall - means you're not keeping pace. What's the opposite of "fall behind"? How about when you ask different people for information? When you go to bed past your usual bedtime, what do you do? And when information gradually becomes understood, we say it... Now listen to how I'm saying these phrasal verbs. Look for a pattern. I'm stressing the particle. These are all intransitive phrasal verbs. They have no object. Repeat after me. We'll try sentences. I should note that this pattern is especially common and natural when this kind of phrasal verb is at the end of a phrase or sentence. All right. Let's move on to the next pattern. Can you tell me the phrasal verb we use to say you complete a project? You see it... And when you test something out to see if it works well, we say you try it... And when you say no, you refuse something or someone... you turn something... And if you share a secret... you let someone... And when you want to tell someone not to do something... you're trying to dissuade them. We say you talk the person... Listen for the pattern. What's the pattern? We stress the verb and the first particle when an object separates a phrasal verb. And there's slightly more stress on the particle. Listen and repeat after me. This next pattern is for phrasal verbs with two particles. So you can you recall the multi-word phrasal verb that means to practice an old skill? And which phrasal verb means you stay on schedule? Or at the expected pace? And when you don't want to miss an opportunity? A chance? When you give importance to one thing, all things considered? When you have an idea for something, you create or produce it? So there are three parts to these phrasal verbs. The pattern? Listen and repeat after me. Finally, let's look at stress patterns with transitive phrasal verbs where the object does not separate the verb from the particle. Here are two sentences. I'll read each one twice. Listen closely. Which words am I stressing? I'll slow it down. Now listen to the second one. Which words am I stressing? I am following the rhythm of the sentence. So there isn't a strict pattern. We follow the rhythm of the sentence. Look for the content words. And what is the most natural pattern? How would you read this sentence? I'd say... How would you read this sentence? I'd say... And this third one? I'd say... Please take some time to review all of the patterns that we've talked about in this lesson.