These are all expressions we can use casually to describe intelligent people. Aprt from boffin, they are all adjectives.
She's the brainiest student in the school.
She's a bright girl.
My dog is really clever, he can do a lot of tricks.
My brother's smarter than me.
Today we're going to look at phrasal verbs with the word 'make'. Read these definitions and examples, and then try to complete the sentences below with the correct phrasal verb.
Note: You will have to change the tense!
1. Make something out - to see/recognise something in the distance
Hi, i was seeing Arrow. There was a date between a girl and a boy, the girl were asking insistently to the boy what he did on an island where he shipwrecked. So the boy said her he didn't want to talk about it. She replies with: "I'm sorry. Didn't me to drill you"
What does "drill someone" mean?
Even if you are not a football fan, you have probably heard that Uruguay’s Luis Suarez is in big trouble for biting a player during a World Cup game.
The present tense verb is bite:
Do you want a bite of my apple?
The simple past tense is bit:
The dog bit my foot.
The past participle is bitten:
Have you ever been bitten by Luis Suarez?
Get rid of; remove; put an end to
I wish we could do away with poverty.
To do something again from the beginning.
I need to do over the bedroom. My wife doesn't like the colour of the walls I just painted.
To fasten something (usually clothes)
Do up your shoelaces or you might fall.
To succeed in living or working without someone or something.
Up is a small word with a wide use in English. Today we look at phrasal verbs and collocations that feature it.
All can be an adverb, preposition, adjective noun and verb. Read through this text and choose the correct missing words.
This cartoon is based on the double meaning of slip.
Slip as a verb means to lose balance and perhaps fall, especially on a slippery surface like ice.
"Be careful of the ice. You might slip."
"She slipped on the wet floor and broke her ankle."
To argue and disagree with someone.
"She left the company after falling out with her boss."
For a plan or agreement to fail.
"John agreed to sell his car to Tom but the deal fell through. Now John needs to find a new buyer."
hey guys, I want to say "I put my fate to heaven, where the power belong." Is it correct?
A phrasal verb is a combination of two or more words, usually a verb and preposition, which acts as one word.
The meaning of the phrasal verb is different to the meaning of the words when separated. For example, to "get away" means to go on holiday, which is different from the meaning of the word "get"on its own.
Phrasal verbs are common in both spoken and written English, so we should practise them as often as possible.