I want to keep helping you internalizing Phrasal verbs and using them naturally like native English people do.
If you didn’t read 3 former posts I wrote about a strategy to learn phrasal verbs easily for 30 days in a row, you can check them now…
– The most effective strategy to learn phrasal verbs
– 30 days in a row learning phrasal verbs
– 30 days in a row learning phrasal verbs – Second part
Anyway, let’s see another strategy to learn phrasal verbs easily…
Why Is So Difficult To Learn Phrasal Verbs?
Phrasal verbs are very commonly used in English.
But at the same time, they are difficult to learn because in most cases they don’t have an obvious meaning, it’s difficult to guess what they mean.
Examples of some phrasal verbs with no obvious meanings:
- Bring up –> to mention
- Make up –> to invent a story
- Put away –> to save something for the future
- Turn down –> to reject an offer
- …and the list can go on and on…
When learning Phrasal verbs your objective is not to memorize an endless list of phrasal verbs. You have to internalize phrasal verbs by using them on a daily basis like native English people do.
Your aim is to integrate them in your everyday speaking and writing.
How To Learn Phrasal Verbs Easily?
I’m going to share with you a strategy that you can use to internalize phrasal verbs.
Talking about strategies, keep in mind that there are no good or bad strategies.
There’re only strategies that can work best for you than others.
You always have to be very demanding and only work with strategies or materials that give you the best results.
Remember that your objective is to make the most of your time and effort.
Going back to phrasal verbs, you don’t have to know all the Phrasal verbs (what by the way is almost impossible). You just have to internalize as much phrasal verbs as possible, starting with the most common ones.
And don’t worry if you don’t know all the different meanings of every given phrasal verb.
What Are You Going To Do?
Let’s see this new strategy to learn phrasal verbs…
- For ten days in a row (or as long as you want).
- Choose 5 new phrasal verbs every day.
- Write a short story using them.
- It can be a true, fake, long or short story. What only matter is to use your 5 phrasal verbs correctly.
After ten days in a row using this strategy you are going to know 50 new phrasal verbs!!!
You learn phrasal verbs easily but you also work your writing skill in a daily basis!
What Am I Going To Do?
In order to show you how it works, I’m going to publish in a daily basis my work during the next 10 days. You can check my progression at the same time as you do your own work with your phrasal verbs.
You can follow my work on…
- Learn English Like Me on Facebook
- Learn English Like Me on G+
- Learn English Like Me on Twitter
- Learn English Like Me on Pinterest. (A whole summary at day 10)
I hope you’ll improve your phrasal verbs knowledge as much as I do!!!
– Are you going to use this strategy?
– Would you like to share other strategies?
…All your comments are very welcome!!!
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