Today I'll be looking at 4 useful phrasal verbs for the workplace - or just your everyday life! Check below the video for the transcript. You can watch the video and read along for listening practice.
Today I’m going to talk you through some phrasal verbs related to work.
Okay so the first one today is to think over. To think over.
This basically means to consider something. If your boss at work asks you if you’re willing to start a new project, you might want to say “I’ll think it over”. You’ll take some time to consider it.
Here’s another example. “I had to think over the job promotion offer, as it would mean moving to another country.”
The second phrasal verb is related to that. After you thought it over, perhaps you didn’t want to take the job. In that case, you would need to turn it down. So this verb is to turn down.
To turn down means to reject someone’s offer - to decline someone.
For example, “I was invited to a work party, but I turned it down. I declined the invitation.”
Here’s one more example. “I asked out the girl I fancied, but she turned me down. She said no.”
Now this next one is a very common one that all of us are guilty of doing. And that is to put off. To put off. To put off means to postpone.
In other words, you should do it now, but you’re going to do it later.
For example, “the party was put off due to bad weather”.
So the party, maybe, originally was on Saturday, but they postponed it to next Saturday because of the bad weather.
The last phrasal verb to look at today is made up of three words and it’s a special one because today is Friday. So this one is to look forward to. Which means, to be excited about something.
So here’s my example. “I am looking forward to Friday”.
No matter how much you enjoy your job, we all have times when we look forward to Friday!
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