In this lesson, we will focus on eight phrasal verbs which are extremely common in English when we talk about phones and technology. Phrasal verbs need to be learned in phrases. We have included real-life examples so that it is easier for you to fix in your mind how they are used.
Try to understand phrasal verbs, but also use them in your own speaking and writing.
Whenever you are reading anything in English, make notes of any phrasal verbs you find and write them down in complete phrases or sentences.
PULL SOMETHING OUT | PULL SOMETHING OUT OF SOMETHING
to take something out of somewhere by pulling
PICK UP | PICK SOMETHING UP
to answer a phone
to receive an electronic signal (radio)
CUT SOMEBODY <-> OFF
to interrupt somebody who is speaking on the telephone by breaking the connection
PUT SOMEBODY/SOMETHING THROUGH TO SOMEBODY
If you put a person or call through, you connect someone to the person they want to speak to on the telephone.
to make contact with somebody by telephone
HANG UP - HUNG UP - HUNG UP
to end a telephone conversation by putting the telephone receiver down or switching the telephone off
PLUG INTO | PLUG SOMETHING INTO SOMETHING
to connect a computer to a computer system
to connect a piece of equipment to an electricity supply or to another piece of equipment
to increase the amount of something (e.g. money) to the level you want or need
Complete the sentences with a phrasal verb from the list below. Use the correct form of the verb:
pull out, cut off (x2), get through (x2), hang up (x4), put through, plug into, top up (x2), pick up (x2)
1; hang up; 2. cut off; 3. hang up; 4. get through; 5. pulled out; 6. putting ... through; 7. plugged into;
8. top up; 9. hang up; 10. cut off; 11. get through; 12. top up; 13. picked up; 14. hung up; 15. pick up;
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