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Family phrasal verbs

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Today's lesson comes from Danica at EC Cape Town English Language School

A lesson on phrasal verbs for pre-intermediate students

Read the following text about Danica and her family and answer the following questions about phrasal verbs.

"Danica grew up in South Africa. She has two younger sisters and the three of them were brought up by both their parents. Danica and her youngest sister take after their father. They like watching sport. The other sister takes after their mother and the two of them are excellent chefs. They are a happy family. The three siblings get on really well. They would often just sit and talk till late in the night and laugh together. Danica looks up to her parents. They’ve always been good role models to their three daughters. Danica feels grateful for having such wonderful parents and sisters."

Look at the different phrasal verbs in the text and try to guess their meanings.

Match the phrasal verbs with the correct definitions below.
grow up
look up to
bring up
take after
get on

Think about these questions:
1) Who in your family do you take after?
2) Who do you look up to?
3) Who is someone you get on well with?
4) Where did you grow up?
5) Who brought you up?

Link: 5 Common Phrasal Verbs You Should Know

  • 1 - to look or behave like someone in your family:

  • 2 - to become an adult:

  • 3 - to have a good relationship with someone and to be on friendly terms with someone:

  • 4 - to raise a child:

  • 5 - to admire someone:


Family vocabulary

I got all correct.

Everybody tells me that I take after my father and I think it's true. I look up to both of my parents. I am the only child and I don't have siblings, but I get on well with my cousin Ira. I grew up in Chernigov (The Northern Ukrainian) and was brought up by my parents and my grandparents.

Family Vocabulary

Oh.. Great...
All of them were correct..
Amazing exercise...

I have one brother called Leandro and I get on reaaly well with her.
I grew up in São Paulo ( Brazil ) and I was brought up by my grandmother and my parents. I've never taken after my father.

funny work

I had a great fun....

Nice Text, Excellent Phrasal Verbs

I grew up in a small town of the North of our country, and was brought up by both my parents. I take after my father, we like sport and languages. But I look up to my mother, she is the kindest woman in the world. I don't always get on with my sister and that upsets my parents.
( May be I'll call my SIBLING ( new word for me)) Wink
Thank you for the Lesson!!! Smile

useful phrasal verbs, thank

useful phrasal verbs, thank you for the lesson

what's the difference

what's the difference between take after and looks like ? Are they same meanings ?

Look like/take after

"Look like" means to have a similar appearance. "Take after" means to have a similar personality/character.



i have grown up.

i would like to thank my parents for bringing me up. i get on quite well with them.

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