Learn English Phrasal Verbs through Stories

Learn Phrasal Verbs through Stories in English with Pictures.

The phrasal verb stories are the key to helping you understand the verbs that have multiple meanings.

A persistent problem area for students is phrasal verbs. This story activity presents the verbs in a context helping the students to work out the meaning. It is also memorable so it’s easier for students to remember them too.

Phrasal Verb Story 1 | Phrasal Verbs through Stories

Phrasal Verbs through Stories
  • Run out (of time)

Meaning: Use up or finish a supply of something

Eg: We ran out of fuel.

  • Come up (with an answer)

Meaning: To be mentioned and need to be considered

Eg: A number of interesting points came up at today’s meeting.

  • Going through (a divorce)

Meaning: To experience or suffer something

Eg: She’s been going through a bad patch recently.

  • Bring (this problem) up

Meaning: To mention a subject or start to talk about it

Eg: Bring it up at the meeting.

  • Looking forward to (university life)

Meaning: To be thinking with pleasure about something that is going to happen (because you expect to enjoy it)

Eg: I’m looking forward to the weekend.

  • Live up (to my expectations)

Meaning: To do as well as or be as good as other people expect you to

Eg: He failed to live up to his parents’ expectations.

  • Put up (with a boring routine)

Meaning: To build something or place something somewhere

Eg: Residents have put up a great fight against plans to build a new road.

  • Taken aback

Meaning: To shock or surprise somebody very much

Eg: I must admit that I was taken aback when I heard we weren’t receiving ourbonuses this year.

  • Getting by (on a teacher’s salary)

Meaning: To manage to live or do a particular thing using the money, knowledge, equipment, etc. that you have

Eg: How does she get by on such a small salary?

  • Turned out (fine)

Meaning: To happen in a particular way; to develop or end in a particular way

Eg: Despite our worries everything turned out well.

Phrasal Verb Story 2 | Phrasal Verbs through Stories

Phrasal Verbs through Stories

5 Essential Phrasal Verbs with “GIVE”:

1. Give away

Meaning: To give something for free

Eg: I gave the old clothing away to Tom.

2. Give in to

Meaning: To stop resisting something

Eg: The government has said all along that it will never give in to terrorist threats.

3. Give up

Meaning: To stop doing something

Eg: His wife finally persuaded him to give up smoking.

4. Give up on

Meaning: To lose hope about something

Eg: His teachers seem to have given up on him.

5. Give out

Meaning: To give something for free

Eg: People are giving out free samples.

Phrasal Verbs in English

Phrasal Verbs in English

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