Lesson #7 Phrasal Verbs

Hello Students, I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather we've been having. I know I have. I've been going on hikes, gardening and riding my bike. I'm so excited Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner.

This week we are focusing on Phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves. For Example, "I’ll see to the animals". The verb see usually means to look or to use your eyes. In this phrasal verb when we connect see and to together it changes their regular meanings. Together, "see to" means to take care of the animals. Give them water, food and clean them maybe take them for a walk. In the picture for this lesson the person is seeing to the dogs by giving them a walk. If you want to use this phrasal verb for past tense situations don't forget to change your verb tense. Yesterday I saw to the task of planting my garden. Phrasal verbs can be tricky and you need to remember a new definition for the words grouped together.

I've emailed everyone a lesson in a PDF file on Phrasal verbs. Please do part A, B, C, D and Exercise 1 & 2 for this weeks lesson.

I'd also like you to watch this video on phrasal verbs. Choose ten new phrasal verbs from the video and use them to create ten sentence. Email me your written sentences or if you'd prefer to record your voice as you read them aloud and email me the recording that's OK too.

Click here for the video.