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50 important phrasal verbs in English

November 11, 2022

50 phrasal verbs in English

Welcome to my blog post on the 50 most commonly used phrasal verbs in English. I'll be sharing with you the most important phrasal verbs for English learners, as well as some tips for learning them. I hope you find this post helpful and that you're able to put these phrasal verbs to good use in your own English studies


What are phrasal verbs?

A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of the main verb and one or two small words, called particles. The particles can be prepositions or adverbs. Phrasal verbs are very common in English and are used in all kinds of situations.

How can I use them?

Phrasal verbs are very useful for adding variety and interest to your English. They can also make your English sound more natural. However, you need to be careful when using phrasal verbs because they can sometimes change the meaning of the main verb in a way that might not be immediately obvious.


What are some common phrasal verbs in English?

There are many, many common phrasal verbs in English. Here are just a few of the most important phrasal verbs for English learners There are certain phrasal verbs that are more important for English learners to know than others. These are the phrasal verbs that are used most frequently in everyday English. In the videos are some of the most important phrasal verbs, along with some definitions and example sentences.

 Tips for Learning Phrasal Verbs

Here are some tips for learning phrasal verbs:

  • Read as much as possible in English. The more you read, the more exposure you'll have to phrasal verbs and the more likely you are to learn them.
  • Watch English movies and TV shows. Again, the more exposure you have to English, the more likely you are to learn phrasal verbs.
  • Pay attention to the context in which phrasal verbs are used. This will help you to remember them better.
  • Try to use the phrasal verbs you learn in your own writing and speaking. This will help to solidify them in your memory.


Listening Task: Listen to the following videos.



Reading task: Matching game. Match the words to the pictures. Click here to start the game.

Start the game


Phrasal verb practice exercises;

The airplane _______________ at 2pm this afternoon.

I _________ the lights before I go to work.

What time do you _______________?

I __________ at 6 o'clock.

I like to _________ after I eat breakfast.

I'm sorry. I ___________ your car.

Did you say I __________ after the bank?

Can you __________ the garage okay?

Welcome to your take phrasal verbs exercises

Can you please take your shoes ________?

She took ____ painting.

The plane is going to take _____ in 1 hour.

The crib can be taken _____ easily for traveling. 

Can you please _____ your trash _____ ?

Is he ______ you _____ tonight?

Have you _______ _____ any new hobbies lately?

He _____ _______ as manager last week.

Can I ______ it ______ if I don't like it?

Let's order _________ from the sushi restaurant tonight.

Welcome to your phrasal verbs with come exercises

What time will you ___________ my house

She really ______ ________ for the team.

Don't worry the stain will _____ ___.

I did not see a taxi for 15 minutes but then five _______ _______ all at once.

It _______ ________ at the seam.

If the truth _______ _____, she will lose her job.

You want to _______ _______. It will be fun.

I hope he ______ ________ the surgery with no complications.

We ______ ________ the most beautiful painting.

When will they _____________?

Poor guy! He _____ _____ with COVID.

She ______ _____ with an amazing idea!

I was planning a surprise party but I don't know if it will _______ _____ as I would like.

Something ______ ______ and we had to change our plans at the last minute.

I've got to _______ ________ ________ a decision real soon.


How can I learn more about them?

There are lots of resources available to help you learn more about phrasal verbs. You can find lists of common phrasal verbs in dictionaries and grammar books. There are also many online resources that can help you learn about and practice using phrasal verbs.

Review task for every day English conversations

This is a review of WH sound and words. Please watch the video. Then match the words to the pictures.

Match the word "wheat" to the picture.

Match the word "whale" to the picture.

Match the word "whisk" to the picture.

Match the word "wheelchair" to the picture.

Match the word "wheel" to the picture.







What is your name?

Where do you live?

Who is your best friend?

What do you like?

Why is the sky blue?

When do you sleep?

How do you go to the store?

I hope you've found this post helpful. If you have any questions about phrasal verbs, please leave a comment below and I'll be happy to answer them. Thanks for reading!

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