On this page we will concentrate on the main phrasal verbs, beginning with the letter A, used in everyday English language.
Below is a video feed from my Facebook page, Teacherdom.
In this first video I present you with a very interesting book on phrasal verbs. I give you some phrasal verbs beginning with A. For example:
To act up – when someone behaves badly, or in a way that is not acceptable.
For example: The children in the history class were acting up again.
Also when a machine is not operating correctly; there is a malfunction.
“The photocopier has been acting up all morning, Larry. Can you call a technician, please?”
Other phrasal verbs (not necessarily in the video) appear below:
To add up – When you have a group of numbers that you need to calculate together to make a total.
I added up the items on the receipt, but they didn’t agree to the change I was given.
To arse about/around – (This is a little offensive, yet often used in English) To behave in a stupid way, often also meaning you are not doing any work.
“Stop arsing about everyone and get on with your work!”
To auction something off – To sell something in an auction. (Click the link to open a new window to dictionary.com for a definition.)
He needed some money so decided to auction off his collection of Japanese comics.
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