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Hi friends, I'm Rachna and I'm back with a new lesson. In today's lesson we're going
to take a look at the phrasal verb break up, okay. Now, we all associate break up with
that one painful experience that's a heart break, as in, when you end a relationship.
But well, it is not so. We use break up in many ways, okay. So now let's start and see
how do we use break upon in different types of sentences.
The first one-the plate broke up when he dropped it.
Now imagine I have a plate in my hand, and well, I drop it, so
what's going to happen? It breaks up. That means, it breaks into many pieces. So when
you drop something or when you break something into many pieces, you can use the phrasal
verb break up, okay. So well, if I hold the glass in my hand and I drop it or it slips,
what is gonna happen? It is gonna break up, okay. So one of the ways you use break up
is when something breaks into many pieces. So you can say, the glass slipped from my
hand and broke up into or or just and broke up, okay. Now the next use, when do you break
up for Christmas? No supposing I ask my little cousin, when do you break up for Christmas?
I'm asking him when are his Christmas holidays? So well, a lot of schools break up for summer
vacations when, in the end of June or July maybe, okay. So when you say when do you break
up or if I tell you I break up for summer vacations uh in the month of June, that means
my school closes or gives us a summer vacation. So when you use this, you're asking someone
or you're telling someone when your educational institution gives you a summer break or closes
for a while, okay. So well if I say we break up in December for Christmas, that's the time
students love it because it's their Christmas vacation, fine. Now in my next example, Maria
and John have broken up. Well, obviously this spells sad and bad news. When I say have broken
up, I mean to say they have ended a relationship. So probably they were dating earlier, they
were serious in a relationship, but now that is no longer so. They have, you know, just
decided to part ways. So we say, they have broken up, right? So, it is similar to saying
they have split up. But the more commonly expression used is they have broken up. So
it means they have ended their relationship and they are no longer in rosy relationship.
Okay, I hope so far this is clear to you. The next example, you're breaking up, I'll
call you back. Now suppose you're speaking to someone over the phone, okay, and sometimes
when you're travelling, especially when you're travelling, okay. You know the voice kinda
cracks up and you can't hear the person clearly because there is a lot of interference or
sometimes the network is really poor. That that means the person is breaking up. So I
tell a friend of mine, you're breaking up, I'll call you back, okay. So probably I get
off the train and then I call her back. So when I say you're voice is breaking up or
when I say you're breaking up, it means you are not audible or you're inaudible because
of interference or too much noise or poor network, okay. Now, the thought of hurting
John just breaks me up. Now imagine if I have to tell John something that I'm sure he's
going to be hurt about,okay. Obviously being my closest friend, if I'm gonna hurt him,
it's gonna upset me. So I say, it just breaks me up, that means to upset somebody, okay.
So sometimes we see people uh being really depressed or you know undergoing uh problems
say for example a financial problem, and imagine they they're your near and dear ones. So how
do you feel when you look at them undergoing or you know suffering so much? It definitely
breaks you up. That means it really upsets you to see your uh you know close ones undergoing
pain or suffering. So that is another way to say it breaks me up, another way to say
it really upsets me. So to break somebody up means to upset somebody, alright. Now in
the next sentence, the meeting broke up at 11 am. Now supposing a meeting started at
9 and if I go and ask the secretary, what time, where are the people, I mean what time
did the meeting end? She says that the meeting broke up at 11 am. That means the meeting
ended and people went their different ways, okay. So, I'm at a business conference and
well I tell my friend the conference is going to break up at 2 pm. That means it's going
to end at 2 pm and people are going to go different ways. So that is another way of
saying or to go different ways or to end something, you may use to break up, okay. And the last
sentence, his jokes break me up. Now well imagine you have a, you have this wonderful
friend in your group who is really witty and has his uh keeps passing his famous one liners
and has something to say about everything and everyone which really leaves you laughing,
you know the LOL kind of thing. So, when someone makes you laugh really hard, I mean you cannot
control and his wit is wonderful. So when you want to say that his jokes really make
you laugh hard, you could say his jokes break me up, okay. That means you cannot control
and you really laugh hard. Well, I have a friend of mine and she's really witty. So
whenever I meet her, I always break up because the the kind of wit, her humor is just fabulous,
right? And it's really nice to be around these people because they always make sure that
you laugh till you're tired and you really laugh hard, okay. Well friends these are the
common ways you use the phrasal verb break up. The different ways you use them. And well
this brings me to the end of this lesson, I hope you enjoyed watching it. Well, I do
have a test for you so please take the test and let me know your scores. I'll be back
soon with a new lesson, till then take care and bye.
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Using phrasal verb Break up in different ways Advanced spoken English lesson

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文化學生A7248116 published on April 3, 2019
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