Here you will learn 20 Phrasal verbs related to education. british council learn english
Have you ever wondered why ESL learners and teachers keep talking about phrasal verbs? The answer is pretty simple. You have to understand and be able to use phrasal verbs correctly if you want to speak fluent English.
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Phrasal verbs related to education
20 Phrasal Verbs related to Education
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1️⃣ catch on
Meaning: to understand
They were making fun of me, but I didn’t catch on until I saw them laughing.
2️⃣ drop out
Meaning: to leave school or university before your course has finished
Sally had dropped out of college in the first year.
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3️⃣ fall behind
Meaning: to not be on schedule, to be behind the standard or level of students in your class/group
He was a smart boy in school, but he fell behind due to his illness and gave up.
4️⃣ find out
Meaning: to learn something that you didn’t know
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5️⃣ go over
to review something, to check something
Example: I’m not sure if my figures are accurate, can we go over the one more time?
6️⃣ hand in
Meaning: to give a piece of your work to somebody (teacher, lecturer) so that they can read it or deal with it
Students have handed in their assignment for marking.
7️⃣ hand out
Meaning: to give or offer things to people in a group so that each person has one or some
The teacher opened a folder she’d brought with her and handed out sheets of paper to everyone.
8️⃣ cut out
Meaning: to remove a part of something by cutting it
They cut out animals and flowers from the scraps of clothing.
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9️⃣ look at
Meaning: to read something quickly and not very thoroughly
I looked at your report and I think it’s really good.
Meaning: to investigate or think carefully about a problem or situation
Travel expenses are getting out of control. We need to have a look at them closely.
1️⃣0️⃣ look up
Meaning: to find a piece of information in a book, internet, etc
Can you give me his last name, so I can look up his email address?
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1️⃣1️⃣ miss out
Meaning: to not include something or someone
She missed some important points out of her essay.
1️⃣2️⃣ mix up
Meaning: to confuse two things or people
Jack has difficulty with visualising numbers and often mixes them up.
1️⃣3️⃣ opt for
Meaning: to choose a particular option or thing
Peter was unsure what to study in college, he eventually opted for business and law.
1️⃣4️⃣ run through
Meaning: to read or rehearse something quickly in order to repeat or check
I had run through my figures over and over again.
1️⃣5️⃣ sign up
Meaning: to agree to take part in an activity or to join an organisation
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1️⃣6️⃣ take in
Meaning: to absorb new facts and information
I was so shocked that I didn’t take in everything.
1️⃣7️⃣ kick somebody out
Meaning: to force somebody to leave a place, course, job, etc
They kicked him out of school just as his final year was to begin.
1️⃣8️⃣ read over
Meaning: to read something from beginning to end in order to find mistakes or check details
You should always read over your work to ensure there are no spelling mistakes.
1️⃣9️⃣ study under
Meaning: to be taught by someone
He entered the Art Students’ League where he studied under many famous artists.
2️⃣0️⃣ put off
Meaning: to postpone something to a later time
Due to his severe illness, he is forced to put off his studies until he regains his health.
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