Phrasal Verbs & Springtime Vocabulary
Welcome back to another outside English lesson – where I take English learning to the streets and countryside to show you what life is like in the UK while teaching you some useful vocabulary and expressions. Today I headed off to a popular park on the outskirts of London to look at some nature and share some Phrasal Verbs. Hope you enjoy!
Bluebells – Beautiful flowers that grow from bulbs in the springtime
Quintessential – Representing the perfect or a typical example of something
Bulb – An organ of some plants where the stem grows from (like an onion or garlic)
To shoot up – To grow very quickly (plants or humans)
Bloom – (verb / noun) A flower that has fully opened.
Short-lived – Something that doesn’t last for a very long time
Brevity – Brief, short, quick
Bud – An unopened flower
Nip it in the bud – To stop a problem from getting worse while it’s still just a small problem
To cool down – Do something to get less hot
To give off – To emit, produce (eg. give off pollution)
To die back – When the top growth (leaves) of a plant die but the roots under ground stay alive
To make way for – To allow something else to have more room
To clown around – To mess around, to have fun in a silly way
Were any of these new for you?