Why must I learn
To help you understand
normal spoken English.
English speakers frequently use these Phrasal Verbs
when they speak, but not when they write (especially business writing).
What is a Phrasal
A Phrasal Verb is a
normal verb - for example:
to come to
look to turn
PLUS one (or two) extra words - for example:
The combination "come in", "look
out", "turn up" sometimes has a logical meaning: "come in" =
"come" + "in" but often the meaning is completely different.
There are hundreds and hundreds of these verbs, but only about 200 which are not logical
AND frequently used.
English.Web software has a unique list of these frequently used Phrasal Verbs and
you can learn quickly the important general, business and telephone verbs.
How do I begin?
The first objective is to understand
the Phrasal Verbs when you hear them; the second objective is to use them yourself (this
makes your English more natural).
There are 6 Groups: 1, 2, 3,
and 4 teach General Verbs; 5 teaches Business Verbs and 6 teaches Telephone Verbs.
The Practice Page for each group has LEARN and TEST. Use LEARN to see the
verbs in the group you want one after the other. You will see an example, an
explanation, and - if you want - a translation (French, German, Italian and Spanish only).
It is difficult to translate these verbs well, and difficult to find other English words
that mean exactly the same. It is best to think about and repeat the example to have
a feeling for the meaning.
When you are ready you can use TEST. You see the example without the verb, the
explanation, a dash-map (the verb with some letters not there - for example Phr_a_l V__bs)
and the translation. Press ANSWER to see the answer. Remember: pay attention to the
example sentence, and when you begin to use the verbs make your first sentences very close
to the example you see here. Good Luck!
Choose a Group to Learn and Test