QT-ESL 70 Phrasal Verbs - Look
With this podcast we continue our study of "phrasal verbs". This time we plan to devote one episode to each verb. 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.
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A Sampling of Parts of Podcast QT-ESL 70 Phrasal Verbs — Look
Hi there! I’m Marianne Raynaud. I want to help you master English grammar through oral exercises. If you find this podcast difficult, have a look at earlier episodes in this series that might be better suited to your needs. For additional, practice with a variety of topics, also try our series called “Your English”.
Phrasal verbs are verbs that are followed by one or two prepositions, called postpositions, which change their original meaning. For example we all know the verb “look” which means “using one’s eyes”, but “look after” means “take care of” and “look into” means “examine”. With phrasal verbs we recommend that you study their meanings in your own language. Look them up in a paper or online dictionary and then memorize their meanings. If you do this, these exercises will become much easier.
Listen and repeat
I am looking for my keys; I can’t find them anywhere.
Look out! You could fall here on the icy sidewalk.
She’ll look after the children when you go to work.
He has been looking forward to this trip for years.
Now in the next exercise listen to the sentence with the word “blank” in the place of the postposition, and then say the whole sentence correctly. Be sure to speak before I give the answer. (Same sentences as above.)
To practice some more I will say a sentence, which means the same as the sentence with the phrasal verb but contains another verb. You will say the sentence with “look” plus a position. Listen to the examples.
I say: I’m searching for my keys.
You say: I’m looking for my keys.
I say: Be careful! You could fall.
You say: Look out! You could fall.
Now you go on in the same way. Be sure to speak before I give the answer.
I’m searching for my keys.
I’m looking for my keys.
Be careful! You could fall.
Look out! You could fall.
That was difficult I admit. Doing exercises orally is far more arduous than doing the same ones as written work. But let’s try the last five.
Search for it on the Web if you don’t know the meaning.
Look it up on the Web if you don’t know the meaning
I admired my brother, because he was so good at sports.
I looked up to my brother, because he was so good at sports.
Advice for students and teachers
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.
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