Everybody’s Heard About The Verb – EC Cambridge

What’s the first thing you do every day? Brush your teeth? Have a shower? Watch TV? NO! The first thing you do every day in English is a phrasal verb!

Phrasal verbs are very common in every day English. It’s possible that an English speaker might use 30 to 50 in a day! They are very important to know and important for your studies. At EC, we feel it’s important that students try to learn as many as possible, so students speak as natives do.

Here are some typical morning actions. See if you can put them in an order that’s true for you.


  1. Turn on the radio
  2. Turn off the radio
  3. Put on your seat belt
  4. Set off at 7.30 am
  5. Get up and make the bed
  6. Get in your car
  7. Put on your clothes
  8. Have a shower
  9. Wake up at 6.30am
  10. Lock the door
  11. Lay in bed for a short time


If you’re having problems, why not look up the phrasal verbs in a good dictionary or check online.

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