4 tips for learning Phrasal Verbs!
Learning phrasal verbs can be daunting and tough for language learners. But maybe you have managed to learn them all, but simply forget when to use them, or can’t identify when native English speakers are using them?
Let’s go through 4 tips and tricks which can help you to remember, but most importantly use phrasal verbs!
1. Learn phrasal verbs by topic
Among the most commonly used phrasal verbs are get up and get dressed. So, now we have two phrasal verbs, but how can we possible know all the phrasal verbs? Let’s start by group the phrasal verbs according to topic.
For example, if you have come across the phrasal verbs get up or get dressed. Try making a list of all other phrasal verbs which are related to morning activities. For example, go to work, get home, have a shower, come home, etc…
So … when you cover a topic in class, or on your own, learn a few phrasal verbs with other related vocabulary.
2. Personalize them
There is no point in getting a dictionary or making a word list and remembering these words. Look you may have some success with this, learning to translate the words in your mother tongue, but in the long term you will have difficulties using these words!
How can we better remember these words?
By personalizing them to your needs!
OK Adriana please explain! What are you on about?.....
Lets choose the phrasal verb get dressed
So I would make a few sentences using this phrasal verb in my own situation:
I get dressed at 8 a.m. every morning
I love to get dressed up when I go out on the weekends.
When you learn a new phrasal verb, make sentences about your life or about people and things you know.