Hello and welcome once more to ESI BLOG! Today we´re going to talk about PHRASAL VERBS connected with writing and reading. What´s a phrasal verb? Do you normally use them when speaking? Are they formal or informal? When you´re reading a book, can you guess the meaning of the phrasal verbs? If you want to know more about phrasal verbs, you must read this post. Come on!
Phrasal verbs are very common in English, especially in informal contexts. But… What is a phrasal verb? Normally a phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition and has a meaning which is different from the original verb. That´s why sometimes they can be confusing.
In this post we´re going to talk about phrasal verbs connected with writing and reading but there are A LOT of phrasal verbs.
PHRASAL VERBS CONNECTED WITH WRITING
-WRITE DOWN: take notes.
e.g. Write down what the teacher says!
-WRITE BACK: answer a written message.
e.g. I don´t know why my friend Ana never wrote me back.
-CROSS OUT: draw an X or a line through some writing to show that it´s not correct.
e.g. If you make a mistake, you must cross it out.
-FILL IN: write information in empty spaces.
e.g. In this exercise you have to fill in the gaps with the correct answers.
PHRASAL VERBS CONNECTED WITH READING
-READ OUT: read so that other people can hear you.
e.g. I read out my essay so that the whole class can hear it.
-READ OVER: review.
e.g. Can you read over my project and give me some advice?
-READ ON: continue reading.
e.g. It´s very late, but I want to read on.
-FLICK THROUGH: turn the pages of a book quickly.
e.g. My boyfriend dlicked through the comic quickly to see if he liked it.
-TURN OVER: turn a page to see the other side.
e.g. Turn over the page and do exercise 1!
-LOOK UP: try to find a particular piece of information in a book.
e.g. What´s the meaning of this word? I´m going to look it up in the dictionary.
And that´s all for now!
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