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QT-ESL 68 Phrasal Verbs Introduction 2


With this podcast we continue our introductory study of "phrasal verbs". These podcasts are intended for students with a good level of English as phrasal verbs can at times be tricky to learn.

Doing this oral work is obviously far more challenging than doing written exercises. QualityTime-ESL podcasts are intended for hard-working learners who really want to perfect their English.

If you find this podcast too difficult, we invite you to listen to work on a few of our much earlier episodes in the series, which hopefully will be adapted to your needs. You may also wish to try our other series called "Your English".

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The script of this episode is offered free of charge in the PDF file and is also found below directly on this page.

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Marianne

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QT-ESL 68 Phrasal Verbs-Introduction 2

Hi. I’m Marianne Raynaud. My goal is to help you improve your spoken English. So let’s get started.

In a previous podcast we initiated our practice of phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs are composed of a verb followed by one or two postpositions. Learners of English tend to find that verbs with Latin or Greek roots are easier to remember than phrasal verbs, as they are similar to verbs in other languages. However, English speakers prefer phrasal verbs especially in colloquial, everyday language.

Here is our second set of phrasal verbs. We will give you the infinitive of a more academic verb followed by the equivalent phrasal verb and its postposition. Listen and repeat.

tolerate → put up with
stop functioning → break down
seek information about something → look something up
accommodate someone → put someone up

Now I will give the academic verb and you will give the phrasal verb and its postposition. Be sure to speak before I give the answer.

tolerate → put up with
stop functioning → break down
seek information about something → look something up
accommodate someone → put someone up

In the next application exercise we ask you to change the sentence by substituting the equivalent phrasal verb and its postposition in the place of the more formal verb. Listen to the examples.

I say: I can’t tolerate all this noise.
You say: I can’t put up with all this noise.

I say: My computer has stopped functioning.
You say: My computer has broken down.
Now you go on in the same way.

I can’t tolerate all this noise.
I can’t put up with all this noise.
My computer has stopped functioning.
My computer has broken down.

I’m searching for the meaning of a word.
I’m looking up a word.
They accommodated several guests.
They put up several guests.

In the next exercise you will listen to a short poem with phrasal verbs ending in “down” or “up”.

Our car broke down as we drove to the sea
We looked up a mechanic, but no one was free
They put us up in a place, not our choice
And sadly we couldn’t put up with the noise

Now listen and repeat this short poem with phrasal verbs ending in “down” or “up”. If you learn our poems, you’ll remember these verbs.

Our car broke down as we drove to the sea
We looked up a mechanic, but no one was free
They put us up in a place, not our choice
And sadly we couldn’t put up with the noise

Finally say the poem together with me.

Our car broke down as we drove to the sea
We looked up a mechanic, but no one was free
They put us up in a place, not our choice
And sadly we couldn’t put up with the noise

That’s the end of our podcast. For more oral practice try our other series Your English. In Your English we offer you a variety of exercises including a story entitled “Was It Love?” that will include more than 140 irregular verbs—all of them are important and will help you become an excellent English speaker. You can go to 5 Minute TOPs for fun with song lyrics and quotes. Teachers interested in more effective teaching can also order "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book" on a DVD available in our store. There is also a "lighter" downloadable version of "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book". Bye for now, and don’t forget to keep smiling.

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