Posts Tagged ‘verbs’
Phrasal Verb – Single Out
To choose one person from a group for special attention, praise or criticism.
Examples: Who would you single out as the most talented musician of the year?
I was singled out at school for having orange hair.
She was singled out for her outstanding performance.
Phrasal Verb – Nod Off
The phrasal verb 'nod off' means to fall asleep momentarily, usually during an activity.
Example: I nodded off during the science lecture.
I nodded off in the cinema, so I missed the end of the movie.
We usually use the phrasal verb 'nod off' when the head falls forward when sleepy.
Watch a video of a baby nodding off while watching TV...
Phrasal Verb – Stay Away
The phrasal verb 'stay away' means to not go to a place, usually because it is harmful or dangerous.
We often use this phrasal verb with the preposition 'from'.
Example: Stay away from that beach, I have heard there are sharks there.
We also use 'stay away' to say not to spend time with a particular person.
Example: Stay away from the new boy in school, he's trouble.
The phrasal verb 'stay away' can be shouted as a warning to somebody to not come any closer.
Example: Stay away! If you come any closer I will call the police.
English Conversation – Keeping Secrets
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Secrets.
Keeping a secret can be difficult, and when it is a juicy secret it might be near impossible. It takes a great deal of willpower and determination not to want to tell someone what you just heard. If you feel that you do not have the willpower necessary, then do not put yourself in the position of even hearing a secret. If you don't keep a secret it can hurt you in the long run. If it is your own secret and you don't want anybody to know then don't ever bring it up. Chances are you'll end up "Spilling the beans".
Phrasal Verb – Carry On
The phrasal verb 'carry on' means to continue with something.
Example: Don't give up now, you must carry on with your plans to open a new business.
Carry on to the end of the road and then turn right.
Carry on quietly with your work until the teacher arrives.
The phrasal verb 'carry on' has another meaning which is 'to behave badly'.
Example: The children have been carrying on all morning and driving me mad.
Phrasal Verb – Find Out
The phrasal verb 'find out' means to discover a fact or information that you did not know before.
Example: My sister found out that her husband had been planning a surprise party for her.
Phrasal Verb – Calm Down
Calm Down - To calm down is to relax after being angry.
Examples: I know you are angry, but I think you need to calm down before you speak to John about crashing the car.
I wish Mum would calm down, I was only 1 hour late coming home, it is not the worst thing that could happen.
Top 25 Verbs and Their Meaning
A verb is a word or group of words that describes an action, experience, or state, such as 'come', 'see', 'jump' and 'put on'. There are estimated to be more than 20,000 verbs in the English language. Here is a list of the top 25 verbs from the Oxford English Dictionary.