#EngVocab: Telephone Phrasal Verbs

​Hi fellas, how was your week? I hope it was great.

Today we will learn about telephone phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is made up of a verb plus a preposition or an adverb that function as a single verb.
Let’s start

1. Ring up / Call up: to call someone, a group or a company on the telephone. –> I’ll try to ring up his wife and get his telephone number.

2. Ring back / call back: to telephone somone again or to telephone someone who has telephoned you. –> I will call back when I can.

3. Hang on / hold on: to wait for a short time. –> Hang on please, I’m just putting you through.

4. Hang up: to end a telephone conversation and put the phone down. –> It’s very rude to hang up in the middle of conversation.

5. Get through: to succeed in speaking to someone on the telephone.–> I called the minister three times but I couldn’t get through.

6. Pick up: to answer a telephone call. –> Pick up the phone, please!

7. Speak up: to speak louder. –> Please speak up, I can’t hear you.

8. Cut off: to interrupt a telephone conversation. –> I am sorry, I cut off the telephone by accident.

9. Put through: to connect by telephone. –> I will put you through to Mr. Shane’s phone.

10. Break up: to become inaudible over the telephone, usually because of bad connection. –> You’re breaking up, I’ll call you back in a minute and see if we get a better connection.
How is it fellas? Do you understand it? I hope you understand how to use telephone phrasal verbs in daily conversation.

That’s all for today. See you next sunday.
Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

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