20 Phrasal Verbs related to Education

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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



Harry is a native English teacher with over 10 years of experience both online and in face-to-face lessons. With his extensive experience in business, he specialises in Business English but happily teaches ESL students with any English learning needs.

20 Phrasal Verbs related to Education

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I would also suggest that you check out my post on the grammar of phrasal verbs where you will learn about 5 types of phrasal verbs in English.

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?

Phrasal Verbs related to Education

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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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20 phrasal verbs for school and studying

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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