The most common phrasal verbs to learn in English Idioms

The most common phrasal verbs to learn in English

Phrasal verbs are difficult to learn but still very important to master because English natives use them a lot. If you want to speak English well you have to know and use at least some of the most common phrasal verbs.

As I told you in my post How to learn phrasal verbs easily, you have to avoid trying to memorize phrasal verbs using nonsense associations.
That being said, there is a way of making natural associations of phrasal verbs that are going to help you a lot. And I do say, and mark my words “Natural” associations.

 
The most common phrasal verbs to learn in English
 

How To Make Natural Associations Of Phrasal Verbs

Whenever you come across a new phrasal verb, you have to think if there is any other phrasal verbs than can go with it.

As an example:
The phrasal verb Sit down makes me think about the phrasal verb Stand up.
If ISpeed up in the motorway, chances are that a Police car is going to Pull me over.

As you can see, I to try to connect Phrasal verbs that go together. Phrasal verbs that have something in common.
These kinds of associations are going to help you to use the most common phrasal verbs naturally in very specific contexts.

Let me share with you some others examples of natural association of common phrasal verbs that are helping me a lot…

 

Some Common Phrasal Verbs Groups

Pick up – Drop off
I was driving to my job when I saw a friend waiting for the bus. I picked him up right in front of the bus stop and then dropped him off at her home.

Fill up – Spill over
Whenever you let a child to fill up his own glass, you can be pretty sure that he’s going to spill it over.

Pass out – Come round
The man passed out because the room was too hot. He then came round after someone opened the windows to let some fresh air into the room.

Come down with – Get over
Whenever I come down with a cold, I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables in order to get over as soon as possible.

Break down – Cheer up
The little girl broke down when his father scolded her, but she cheered up when he gave her some candy.

Speed up – Pull over
If you speed up too much when driving don’t be surprised if the police pull you over and then fine you.

Speak up – Shut up
If I don’t hear you when you speak because there’s too much noise around us I would ask you to speak up. But if you speak too loud and you are really bothering me, I’ll be rude and say to you to “Shut up!”

Take off – Put on
You take off your clothes before having a shower and you then put them on after the shower.

Sit down – Stand up
When the judge enters the court everybody has to stand up. Once the judge is on his seat everybody can sit down.

These are only a few of the associations that I make between common phrasal verbs.
Now it’s your turn to make and share your own phrasal verbs associations!

 

…And Remember

The most common phrasal verbs to learn in English

 
Do these groups make sense to you?
Share with us your phrasal verbs associations.
All your comments are very welcome!!!

How to learn English vocabulary easily

If you are reading this post, chances are that you are really serious about improving your English.
Before starting to read this post I want you to promise that you are going to take action like I’m going to suggest you.

By only reading the post you are not going to improve your English that much.
But if you follow my advice, I can assure you that you are going to boost your English for good!

As you’re going to see, it isn’t that difficult to learn English vocabulary
 
How to learn English vocabulary drastically

 

How I’m Going To Learn English Vocabulary?

From the next 365 days…yes…I said for a WHOLE YEAR… I’m going to write a daily sentence using a new word or expression in order to learn English vocabulary.

Once a day I’m going to publish a sentence using brand new vocabulary at random including…

  • Expressions
  • Single words
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms

I’m going to publish my work once a day, and you are going to be able to check it in…

My goal is not to memorize and endless list of new vocabulary. What I want is to use on a daily basis new words and expressions in order to add them to my English knowledge and use them whenever I speak or write.

Because of using new vocabulary on a regular basis, my “very basic” English is going to start sounding more “natural”, “genuine”, “authentic”, let’s say more “native”.

 

How You’re Going To Learn English Vocabulary?

If you also want to improve your English, it’s not enough if you read this post. It’s even not enough if you just check every now and then the sentences I’m going to publish.

You also have to write a sentence once a day!!!

From today, you are going to…

  1. Choose a new word or expression every day.
  2. Write down a sentence using it.
  3. Publish your sentence in any “Learn English Like Me” page (Twitter, Facebook or G+).
  4. I’m going to give you my feedback 😉

 

Making The Whole Thing A Little More Challenging

Apart from using a new word or expression every day, I‘ll alternate the use of different English tenses in order to improve them too.

When writing my daily sentence, I’m going to use the next tenses at random…

• Present simple
• Present continuous
• Past simple
• Past Continuous
• Present Perfect
• Present Perfect Continuous
• Future

A part from leaning new words and expressions I’m also going to work the English tenses.

If you want to learn more about how to master the English tenses I recommend you my post…The English tenses summary to make English easier

 

What Happens If We Make Mistakes?

Fell totally free to correct me if I make any mistake. I’m always very grateful when someone helps me to improve. Making mistakes and afterwards being aware of them is the sign that you are improving your English.

If you make any mistake while writing your own sentences, chances are that myself or someone else is going to help you to correct it.

Go ahead, it’s time to learn English vocabulary!

 

And Remember…

How to learn English vocabulary drastically_

– Are you going to use this strategy?
– How do you usually learn new vocabulary?
…All your comments are very welcome!!!

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How to learn English vocabulary in an easy and…

I started to learn English vocabulary by writing the words and its translation in a sheet of paper.
Then soon I had so many words and so much sheets of paper than I started to use an alphabet notebook.
I end up with a notebook full of hundreds of words that I wasn’t able to remember.
I still keep the notebook and even the bunch of papers but don’t check them anymore.
In my own experience it’s not a so good idea to learn vocabulary that way.

The best way to learn a new English word is when you directly link the word with the thing itself.
 
How to learn English vocabulary in an easy and funny way
 

Increase Your English Vocabulary By Redecorating Your Life

To learn English words in a natural and easy way, I did something in the past that I still do nowadays and it’s quite funny and useful…

Just go around your house, office, car… and wherever you find a thing that you don’t know its name in English, you just check it in a dictionary and then write the name in a post and stick it on the thing itself.
It’s funny, easy and it’s going to help you to memorize the word.
When you have memorized a word you can remove the post.
Some posts are going to last for long. It depends on every word.

Places where you can apply this tactic:

    • Kitchen
    • Living room
    • Bedroom
    • WC
    • Car
    • Wardrobes
    • Cupboards
    • Desk

…among many others

 

And Remember…Wallpaper Your Life To Learn English Vocabulary

How to learn English vocabu

 

-What do you thing about this tactic?
-Did you use it in the past?
-Are you going to try it?
-Do you know similar tactics to learn English vocabulary?
…All your comments are very welcome!!!

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Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author is strictly prohibited.
Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Learn English Like Me and learnenglishlikeme.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.