Titbitonians! Do you remember ‘to look sb up’ from yesterday’s post? And do you remember what it means? Of course, you do!!!
Did you know that with just ONE more word ‘to’, the above phrasal verb has a whole new meaning? Yep, ‘to look up to sb’ means to respect and admire sb. Here’s an example of the phrasal verb in action: “All young footballers look up to Cristiano Ronaldo”
Today, I want you to add 10 useful phrasal verbs with two adverbials/particles* to your Workplace English Toolkit, which may come in handy in your daily business.
*with the help of ‘English Phrasal Verbs in Use’ (Intermediate). (affiliate link).
“We must catch up with each other sometime” = meet sb you know after not seeing them for a period of time
“I’ve come up against a few problems” = to encounter/deal with a difficult situation
“Her decision will come down to her friend’s advice” = to depend mostly on / be influenced most by
“I really get on (well) with Mike” = to like sb
“I must get on with my work” = to continue doing sth: especially work
“Whatever you say, I’m sure Dave will go along with you.” = to support an idea/agree with sb’s opinion.
“I’m looking forward to visiting Mike next week.” = to feel pleased and excited about sth that is going to happen.
“I hope this will make up for the delay” = to provide sth good in order to make a bad situation better
“I’m not going to put up with such behaviour anymore.” = to accept unpleasant behaviour or situation, even though you don’t like it.
“I hope you will take me up on the offer.” = to accept sth.
I sure hope you’ve picked up a few titbits for your toolkit today and wish you fun trying them out in your conversations – even if they are only “shower conversations.”**
QOTD “Which phrasal verbs do you find most useful?”
** Sid Efromovich introduced the idea of ‘shower conversations’ in his TED talk “5 techniques to speak any language”***(click on this link to watch the vid). In a shower conversation, you play both roles in a conversation (Yes, that means you speak to yourself under the shower!!!) in order to train your newly acquired language.
***follow this link to get the vocab list for the video: https://teatimetitbits.de/download/5-techniques-to-speak-any-language/
to admire (bewundern), to come in handy (zugutekommen), to encounter sth (auf etw treffen), delay (hier: Verspätung), behaviour (Benehmen), newly (vor kurzum), to acquire language (Sprache erlernen).