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  • Hey everybody, welcome back to Let's Talk, this is me Meera and today we are going to

  • take a look at few things that help you increase your vocabulary. Guys, yes we're going to

  • talk about some phrasal verbs today. What are phrasal verbs again? So phrasal verbs

  • are nothing but verbs combined with different prepositions or adverbs which change the meaning

  • of the basic verb completely and gives birth to something really interesting that you can

  • use in your sentences and in your conversations. And I have always said this guys if you're

  • someone who knows at least say 600 to 700 phrasal verbs you would definitely be a fluent

  • speaker in English. Well today is one such day when we are going to increase our vocabulary

  • with the base verbcalland as you can see we have so many different phrasal verbs

  • just by using one verb and what is that verb? “Call”, okay? So let's get started you

  • guys. Now the first iscall away”. Call away, what does that mean? It means to ask

  • someone to leave a certain place okay and ask that person to go somewhere or to come

  • somewhere. So call away means ask someone to leave a place, okay? Now for example, “the

  • doctor was called away because of an emergency”. That means probably the doctor was at home

  • asleep okay and he gets a call due to an emergency and he was asked to call away from his home

  • that means he was asked to leave his place and go to the hospital because of an emergency.

  • Similarly, “the soldier was called away due to, because of a war situationor any

  • emergency situation, right? To ask someone to leave a place. See how a simple verb call

  • combined with the word away can change the meaning completely and can make you even more

  • expressive. Now that's what is interesting about phrasal verbs. Let's take a look at

  • the next onecalled after”. It actually means to give someone somebody's name. That

  • means to give someone the name of, the name of someone, okay? For example the new baby,

  • the new baby girl was called after her grandmother”. Like I said usually when people

  • use their family members names, you can use this phrasal verb in the sentence like I said

  • the baby girl was called after her grandmother orlily what a pretty name, she has been

  • named or she has been called after her grandmother”. That's how you can use it in a sentence. Let's

  • move forward and check what's our next phrasal verb. Next we havecall upon”. That means,

  • you must have heard this quite often when it comes to speeches and people trying to

  • formally invite someone for something, right? Familiar? Well if it is familiar or if it's

  • not, hear this out call upon means simply, formally asking a person to invite, to invite

  • someone formally, okay? So call upon means formally asking someone to do something, okay?

  • Not inviting particularly but to do something, right? For exampleJerry was called upon

  • stage to give a speechor a word of thanks, right? So that means it was a formal situation,

  • it could be an office environment or something that requires the language to be more formal.

  • So call someone upon means to invite someone or asking someone to do something with a lot

  • of grace, okay? So let me call upon your favorite actor or teacher or trainer to give a few

  • words or a word of thanks or thank you, yeah? Well moving on we havecall off”. I think

  • this one is pretty common, what does that mean, right? Did you guess it? Okay, so to

  • call off means to just cancel an event or cancel a plan, okay? Or plan or activity,

  • okay? Sothey called off the weddingthat means they canceled the wedding. They

  • canceled the event or the plan. “They called off the tripor the trip has been called

  • off because of a certain problem or a certain situation an emergency situation that means

  • to cancel a plan. So if you want to cancel, if you want to say that the plan has been

  • cancelled or the event has been canceled, you want to say it in a much gracious way

  • and a little more smooth, then you will use the phrasal verb call off, okay guys? Let's

  • move forward we havecall out”. Call out. Our teachers call out our names, our

  • parents call out our names, we call out for someone. Well I've said it so many times now,

  • can you guess what it means? To call out means to shout out someone's name or to speak out

  • not someone's name but something, okay? To shout out or to speak out, okay? “We were

  • calling out for your name, but you couldn't hear us”. That means probably it was a bustling

  • area, nobody could hear each other's voices, you were trying to call out for your friend's

  • name but he couldn't hear you and he missed you, okay? So another example, “we saw you

  • the other day across the road, we try to call out for your name but you were pretty busy,

  • you couldn't hear us”, yeah? Okay guys, I hope you have understood call out, that

  • one was pretty easy. Moving on tocall forsomething. Now in this case you guys

  • call for means to demand for something or a certain action or to deserve something,

  • okay? To call for means to demand for something or to deserve something. For example, “our

  • sales this year calls for a celebrationOur sales rate this year calls for a celebration,

  • that means you deserve, you did something well, you're proud of it and you're saying

  • that you deserve a holiday or a celebration, right? “Your victory calls for a celebration

  • or calls for a toast that means you have done certain actions, it definitely demands for

  • a party or a holiday or a general celebration, okay? So you if at all you have any words

  • or any situations when you want to say that whatever someone has done it deserves or demands

  • for an action or particularly deserves a party or something, you can say calls for okay for

  • example, “it's the last day of our graduation, this calls for a party”, okay? Moving on

  • call up”. Something that we do quite often, every day, right? So to call up means

  • to simply call someone, okay? To ring someone. “I called up Tom today, he said he cannot

  • make it, that's why we are calling off the plan”, right? So you called, I called up

  • Tom he said he was busy so we're canceling the plan. Call up someonewhereascall

  • inmeans to call somewhere. Like an office, right? So or a hotel? So to ring somewhere.

  • To call in, “she called in sick todaythat means my colleague or my friend called

  • in the office and said because she is unwell she won't be able to make it. So she did not

  • specifically call me but she called office. That's why you use call in. Another example,

  • let me call in the hotel and check if we can reserve a table or two seats?” right?

  • So call in a hotel but call up the manager in particular you got the difference guys?

  • Call someone versus call somewhere, perfect! Moving on, we havecall back”. It's as

  • simple as it sounds, that means to return a phone call, return a call. “Hey, I'm busy

  • right now, let me call you back after a while”, yeah? That means to return a call. Now that

  • one was simple. I understand that all of these were phrasal verbs but I have another phrase

  • over here that I've got for you separately and I know it's not a phrasal verb but I thought

  • this should be a part of this, why not? “Take a calland this particularly means to take

  • a decision or to make a decision, okay? Take a call means making or make a decision, alright?

  • Probably you are confused, if you want to go out for dinner or not, go out or not and

  • you're confused and you can tell your friend if you're in a confused state of mind that,

  • hey let me take a call on this later and tell you or inform you later about it”.

  • That means you would make a decision and call that person later. Or you got a job but you're

  • not sure if you want to take up the job, accept the job or not, so you can tell your parents

  • that “I'm actually in the middle of my indecision, I will take a call very soon.” That means

  • you will make a decision very soon, right? Okay so that's all I have with the word, with

  • the verbcall”. I'm sure that if you start using these phrasal verbs, your English

  • is going to sound so much more fluent you guys. So make sure that you're using these

  • in your sentences, okay? That's all for the day guys, I will be back very soon with another

  • lesson, another topic that interests you and helps you, okay? Until then keep smiling,

  • keep practicing, spread a lot of love, this is me Meera signing off you guys, bye.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/09
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