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    Default 12 most useful and common Phrasal Verbs

    I made this film to give examples for what I think are 12 of the most common phrasal verbs (but which are rarely taught and which, therefore, are usually difficult for even advanced learners!)

    Top 12 most useful phrasal verbs - YouTube

    I've also made a free 6-page worksheet for teachers and students which you can download from my blog here London English Classes


    I hope this is ok to post - it's only intended to be of help and I'm not trying to sell anything!

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    Default Re: 12 most useful and common Phrasal Verbs

    I can't speak for the admin staff, but I have no personal objection at all.

    My congratulations on the video. It is an entertaining - and impressive - compilation of situations in which these phrasal verbs can be used naturally. There was the additional bonus for me of trying to spot the films and television shows in which you found the clips.
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    Ha! yes, I was thinking of maybe doing another worksheet "Name That Film"!

    Thanks for your kind words!

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    I really like this and as 5jj says, the film spotting is fun. My only quibble is in #3. I would ask the driver to "put up the window", not "do up the window". Others may disagree.

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    Default Re: 12 most useful and common Phrasal Verbs

    I would ask the driver to "put up the window", not "do up the window"
    Yes, my partner said the same thing. I've always said "do up the window" and now I'm starting to wonder if I've always had that wrong! :)

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    I would only put the window up.
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    Default Re: 12 most useful and common Phrasal Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I would only put the window up.
    Since it was a car, I'd wind the window up or down. I'd probably say this even in a modern car which uses buttons for this purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Since it was a car, I'd wind the window up or down. I'd probably say this even in a modern car which uses buttons for this purpose.
    That's a relief. I know that I say that sometimes, but I did not mention it because I thought it might be one more proof of my having passed my sell-by date - I still listen to the wireless.
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    I'd use either "close the window" or "wind the window up" - I would use the first more frequently now that winder-driven car windows are now so uncommon.
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    Default Re: 12 most useful and common Phrasal Verbs

    Very entertaining. I'm sorry that "Get down" didn't include a clip with the meaning "dance" (get down and boogie) -- that would have made me giggle, but probably confused learners. Nice job. I shared on FB. A lot of my friends are non-native speakers and they'll enjoy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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