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#EngVocab: Travel phrasal verbs

This time, we will learn about travel 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. Drop off. Meaning: to take someone to a place and leave them there.
    • Example:
      • “Where do you want me to drop you off?”
  2. Touch down. Meaning: arrive on land (planes).
    • Example:
      • “Our plane touch down before midday.”
  3. Check out. Meaning: to leave and pay for your stay at a hotel.
    • Example:
      • “Jane checked out of the hotel and took a taxi to the airport.”
  4. Pick up. Meaning: to go and fetch someone from a place and take them somewhere else.
    • Example:
      • “Would you mind picking me up at 11.00?”
  5. Set out / set off. Meaning: to start a journey.
    • Example:
      • “We have to set off very early on Saturday.”
  6. Take off. Meaning: when a plane leaves and begins to fly.
    • Example:
      • “The plane is going to take off. Hold my hand!”
  7. Get in. Meaning: when a plane arrives on an airport.
    • Example:
      • “What time does your flight get in?”
  8. Speed up. Meaning: to increase speed.
    • Example:
      • “We’re late, speed up please!”
  9. Look around. Meaning: to explore what is near you, in your area.
    • Example:
      • “After we arrive there, we take a look around.”
  10. Hurry up. Meaning: to rush and not waste time.
    • Example:
      • “You’d better hurry up, we’re running out of time.”
  11. See off. Meaning: to go the airport or station to say goodbye to someone.
    • Example:
      • “We took Cilla to the airport to see her off.
  12. Stop over. Meaning: to change a flight in a city; stay at a place on the way to your final destination.
    • Example:
      • “When I went to Manila we stopped over in Qatar.”
  13. Get away (from someone or somewhere). Meaning: leave or escape from a person or place, often when it is difficult; to take a short break
    • Example:
      • “Matt asked Alice why she wanted to have a get away all of a sudden.”
  14. Back up. Meaning: vehicles have to wait in a long line because of congestion.
    • Example:
      • “The traffic has started to back up because of the accident.”
  15. Get on (a vehicle). Meaning: go onto a bus, train, plane or boat.
    • Example:
      • “We got on the train at 9 o’clock but it didn’t leave until 9.30.”
  16. Hop on (informal). Meaning: go onto a bus, train, plane or boat.
    • Example:
      • “With a one-day travel card you can hop on and off as many buses as you like.”
  17. Get off (a vehicle). Meaning: leave a train, bus plane or boat.
    • Example:
      • Get off at the bus stop after the cinema and I’ll meet you there.”
  18. Check in. Meaning: confirm your arrival at a hotel / airport.
    • Example:
      • “We need to check in two hours before the flight.”



Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, November 13, 2016

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#EngVocab: Phrasal verbs with “take”

Good evening, Fellas! How was your Wednesday? Did you have a good day like I did? Well, I took some tourists from Malta and Malaysia for a walk in Menteng, Jakarta. It was nice!

Tonight, let’s talk about phrasal verbs from the word “take.” A Phrasal verb is a group of words that functions as a verb and is made up of a verb and a preposition, an adverb, or both.

As a verb, “take” has a lot of meanings. Can you mention one of the meanings? Here are several meanings of take:

  1. Remove.
    • Example.
      • “Has anything been taken?”
  2. Move.
    • Example.
      • “Take the book to the library!”
  3. Accept.
    • Example.
      • “Do they take credit cards here?”
  4. Hold.
    • Example:
      • “Take an egg and break it into the bowl.”

And there are several other meanings of “take.”

Now, if you combine “take” with other verb or preposition or adverb, it can mean something else. Do you know any phrasal verbs with “take”?

  1. Take after (somebody). Meaning: have similar appearance or personality (especially a relative).
    • Example:
      • “My sister takes after our dad. They have the same blue eyes and brown hair.”
  2. Take (something) apart. Meaning: separate something into parts.
    • Example:
      • “The mechanic is taking my car apart so he can fix it.”
  3. Take (something) on. Meaning: accept some work or responsibility.
    • Example:
      • “I’ll take the new project on. I still have plenty of free time.”
  4. Take (somebody) up (on something). Meaning: accept an offer or an invitation.
    • Example:
      • “Why don’t you stay at my place? Really? I might take you up on that!”
  5. Take (something) in. Meaning:
    1. receive and understand information.
      • Example:
        • “I couldn’t take in the lecturer’s explanation. He spoke so fast!”
    2. make clothing smaller so that it fits you.
      • Example:
        • “I need to take these jeans in an inch. I’m losing weight.”

Those are 5 among many other phrasal verbs with “take”.

Compiled and written by @faridardian for @EnglishTips4u on Wednesday, October 21, 2015