easy approach to phrasal verbs


Publicat el 24 de juny de 2014 per ealonso
Today’s post is about Phrasal Verbs for Travel. The list below has 15 phrasal verbs and their definitions . They must be used for filling in the  blanks in the exercise that follows.
This exercise  “SUMMER BREAK IN THE USA” has 15 gaps. Each verb of the list makes sense with one blank in the exercise.

Responses will be posted on Wednesday, 25th 

a. Drop off – to take someone to a place and leave them there.
10. USE:
(in an outward and downward direction+metaphorical) 

b. Check in – to register at a hotel. 
11.USE: basic

c. Check out – to leave and pay for your stay at a hotel. 
12. USE: basic

d. Pick up – to and fetch someone from a place and take them somewhere else.
9. USE: (upward+metaphorical)

e. Set out – to start a journey.
14. USE: (basic+metaphorical

f.  Take off – when a plane leaves the ground and begin to fly.
6. USE: in a generally outward direction

g. Get in – when a plane arrives on an aiport.
8. USE: basic

h. Get away – to leave and go somewhere for break or a holiday.
5. USE:  (movement  from a given place+idiomatic)

j.  get on  – to climb on bord.
4. USE: basic

j.  Speed up – to increase speed.
7. USE: emphasis

k. Look around – to explore what is near you, in your area
12. USE: aimless movement in an area

l.  Hurry up – to rush and not waste time.
2. USE: emphasis

m. Go back – to return to a place
15. USE: return to the point of origin 
n. See off –  to go the place someone is leaving from to say goodbye.
1. USE: in a generally outward direction

o. Look forward – to look forward to something that is going to happen in the future.


The day I left for the USA my family (1) SAW__ me _OFF_. We had breakfast on the airport but we had to (2) _HURRY_UP so that I wouldn’t miss my flight. It was a teary goodbye, but I was (3)_LOOKING FORWARD_ to new experiences in the USA. After I (4)_GOT ON_the plane I made myself comfortable and sent a few fast minute goodbye text messages. I thought of how much I wanted this holiday and thet I just needed to (5)GET_ AWAY _from it all. A short while later the pilot announced that all electronics were to be switched off, for we were preparing to (6)_TAKE OFF_. As the plane was (7)_SPEEDING UP_ on the runway I sat back and took pleasure in brute force and strengh of the momentum the plane was creating to lift itself from the ground.

When our plane (8)_GOT IN_ at JFK Airport in New York there was already a taxi waiting to (9)__PICK me_UP_. The taxi (10) _DROPPED_ me OFF__ at the Holiday Inn where I would meet up with my friends.After I (11) CHECKING IN__ to the hotel we all went to Time Square, where we (12) _LOOKED AROUND_ for the rest of the day. The next day we got up in the early hours of the morning and did some sightseeing. That night we were exhausted and went to bed early. The next morning we (13)_CHECKED OUT_ after breakfast, rented a car and (14) _SET OUT_ on a cross-country road trip. It would another 3 moths before I would (15)GO BACK__ home.

Lesson by Danica, teacher at EC  Cape Town English School 


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