10/9/12

TEN BASIC PHRASAL VERBS FOR BEGINNERS IN ENGLISH

Here are 10 important phrasal verbs for elementary learners of English.
If you're learning English and you're in the beginner level you must learn this basic Phrasal verbs.

wake up

To stop sleeping. I wake up at 6 o’clock every morning.
[irregular verb] The verb wake is irregular: wake, woke, woken.
I woke up at 7 o’clock yesterday morning.


get up

To get out of bed. I always wake up at 6.30 and then I get up at 6.40.
[irregular verb] The verb get is irregular: get, got, got.
Yesterday I got up late.

speak up

To speak more loudly. Speak up, please! I can’t hear you.
[irregular verb] The verb speak is irregular: speak, spoke, spoken.

hurry up

To go more quickly. We are late. Hurry up!
You’re so slow. Please hurry up!

give up

To stop a habit. I want to give up smoking. It’s unhealthy and expensive.
[irregular verb] The verb give is irregular: give, gave, given.
I gave up smoking last year. I feel much healthier now.

wash up

To wash the plates, cups and cutlery. My wife cooked the dinner and afterwards I washed up.

slow down

To go more slowly. Don’t drive so quickly – slow down!
You’re speaking too quickly. Please slow down!

break down

When a car or machine stops working. Old cars often break down.
[irregular verb] The verb break is irregular:break, broke, broken.
My car broke down yesterday and I was late for work.

look out

To be careful, to pay attention. Look out! The floor is wet.

grow up

When a child is bigger and becomes an adult. My daughter is growing up fast.
[irregular verb] The verb grow is irregular: grow, grew, grown.
He grew up in London but now he lives in Paris.


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