ENGLISH PHRASAL VERBS
|FRIENDS AND FAMILY|
I’ve got a very big family, but we get together less and less these days. In fact, we only meet up now when someone gets married.
Most of us get on with each other quite well. But my Uncle Dave is always falling out with people – especially his wife.
Families are strange. But at least you can count on them to help you out when you’re in trouble. After all, ‘Blood is thicker than water.’
stick up for
come out with
put up with
A good friend …
- never lets you down.
- always stands by you and sticks up for you when everyone else seems to be against you.
- always comes out with the truth – even when it hurts.
- will put up with your bad moods … and will put you up when you miss the last bus home.
take out on
I will try to …
- bring you up to be happy.
- look after you when you are ill.
But I will …
- tell you off when you behave badly.
I will try NOT to …
- take my problems out on you.
- run out of patience with you – even when you’re driving me crazy!
go on at
look up to
We will …
- always answer you back.
- never listen when you’re going on at us.
We will not …
- turn to you when we need help.
- look up to you just because you’re our parents.
But we will also try not to …
- run away when we’ve had enough.
- end up in trouble!
Things to do
1 Look at holiday brochures.
2 Pick the best holiday.
3 Make sure the passports haven’t run out.
4 Brush up on the local language. Get hold of a good phrase book.
5 Take out enough money in traveller’s cheques or foreign currency.
6 Pick up the tickets.
We’ll arrive at the airport at about 11 am and check in for the flight. The plane takes off at 1.30 pm and touches down in Naples about two hours later.
It’ll be very hot there, so make sure you put on lots of suntan lotion.
Breakfast is served in your hotel, but for other meals you’ll probably want to eat out. There are lots of restaurants to choose from in the town.
What a disaster this holiday is turning out to be! I left my bag behind in the flat with my camera and most of my clothes. The plane was held up for three hours, so we didn’t get to our hotel until 3 am! I haven’t swum or sunbathed at all as it’s rained non-stop every day so far. I’m dying for fish and chips as the food here is terrible! Will be really glad to get back!
|look forward to
get away from
Looking forward to a holiday in the sun? Feel like getting away from it all? Can you go away in January or February?
Then look no further.
Just pop in today to book your ‘holiday of a lifetime’ in Java – at a fabulous beach resort on the Indian Ocean. Holiday includes stopping over in Singapore for three days.
18 High Street, Manchester
|WORLD OF WORK|
|be cut out for
be snowed under
I don’t think I‘m really cut out for work. It seems to take up far too much of my free time. In fact, I worked out the other day that by the time I’m 65, I’ll have spent nearly six million hours of my life working!
And I get so snowed under sometimes that I just refuse to take on any more work. I’d love to give up working. The only problem is – what would I have to complain about them?
Every day a factory somewhere closes down and every day someone gets laid off as companies are forced to cut back and rationalise.
And every day someone thinks up yet another way in which computers or robots can replace people.
In the future, being unemployed from time to time is something most people will have to go through, as the days of ‘a job for life’ (or even for a half of one’s life) are long past.
GOVERNMENT TO BRING IN 6-HOUR WORKING DAY
NOKIA TO TAKE OVER MOTOROLA?
Union leaders turn down latest pay off
One out of five new companies go under in their first year
NEW PLANS TO DEAL WITH UNEMPLOYMENT
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