3 Phrasal Verbs you won’t learn in the classroom.

3 Phrasal Verbs you won’t find in a book

Phrasal verbs, every English learner’s nightmare. As teachers, we understand how strange Phrasal verbs are and how specific they are to the English language. You will be taught to learn Phrasal verbs by memory and the truth is, it may be the best way, you can’t really translate phrasal verbs in to Spanish as often, the equivalent does not exist.

In the classroom we teach you the basic phrasal verbs, Set up, fall out, look up etc etc but here on The Official Wellington House Blog, we want to give you more. Here are 3 phrasal verbs that guarantee to put you ahead of your classmates, read, learn and “show off” your phrasal verb knowledge.

definition of phrasal verb "to dash off"1. Dash Off – Definition ~ When you have to leave very quickly.

  • Example 1. I’m sorry I can’t talk more, but I have to dash off, I have a English class in 2 minutes!
  • Example 2. I don’t know where Jordi went, he dashed off quickly without telling me where he was going.

definition of phrasal verb to doze off2. Doze Off – Definition ~ When you go into a light sleep.

  • Example 1. I missed the end of the film, I must have dozed off!
  • Example 2. The flight seemed to go really quickly, maybe it’s because I dozed off for half of it!
This is a funny phrasal verb, and the truth is, normally when you doze off, you don’t even realise it. It’s the kind of sleep you have on the plane, waking up with dribble on your face!
Phrasal Verb Definitions by Wellington House Idiomas
3. HangOn – Definition~ To wait
  • Example 1. Hang on for a moment, I will go and look for your car keys and bring them back to you.
  • Example 2. I can’t hang on any longer, I have to go to work!
Use these cool phrasal verbs and I guarantee you will get extra points!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
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