Classroom and learning phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs about the classroom and learning

 (by guest: Lizzie Gregory)

 

This post looks at phrasal verbs used to talk about activities in the classroom and learning.  classroom and learning phrasal verbsAt the end is a quiz activity to test your skills.

 

A phrasal verb is a phrase describing a usually single worded verb in more than one word. Phrasal verbs make a verb using an adverb or a proposition, or both. Most phrasal verbs, but not all, have the same meaning as another verb.  For example,

Make up = to invent

My grandad was always good at making up funny stories. We used to listen to his stories for hours.

Some phrasal verbs have more than one meaning:

Make up = to invent (to create something or think of something that is completely new)

Make up = to reconcile (to become friends again with someone after an argument or disagreement)

Phrasal verb

Classroom and Learning

Meaning

Sentence example

 

Work out

 

 

To learn

 

Work out how to use the laptop

 

Cross out

 

 

To erase

 

Cross out your name

 

Hand in

 

 

To submit

 

Hand in your homework

 

Look up

 

 

To search

 

Look up that word in the dictionary

 

Turn down

 

To lower the volume

 

Turn down the video, please

 

 

Turn up

 

To raise the volume

 

Turn up the video, please

 

Set up

 

 

To arrange/organise/make

something ready to use

 

 

Set up the hall for assembly

 

Throw away

 

Discard

 

Throw away your rubbish

 

Put off

 

Postpone

 

The homework will be put off until tomorrow

 

Make up

 

Invent

 

Make up a poem

 

Sign up

 

Enrol

 

Sign up to this course

 

Use up

 

Use completely

 

Don’t use up all of the glue

 

Read over

 

Examine

 

Read over your homework

 

Find out

 

Discover

 

Find out how to use the calculator

 

Classroom and learning phrasal verbs activity:

 Fill in the sentences below with the correct phrasal verb from the table above

 

1) For her English homework, Mary had to _____ a story about life on Mars

2) John was asked to_____ the classroom for a meeting

3) Students should always _____their work to check for mistakes

4) My science teacher wants me to _____ why the sea is blue

5) _____ any mistakes

6) I need to _____ my geography homework

7) The teacher told me not to _____ all the glue

8) The teacher wanted to _____ the homework

9) We must _____ our rubbish at the end of class

10) I must _____ for my new course

 

 

Classroom and learning phrasal verbs: answers

1)  Make up

2) Set up

3) Read over

4) Find out

5) Cross out

6) Hand in

7) Use up

8) Put off

9) Throw away

10) Sign up