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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭



  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora @filauzio @navidafrasiabian @kindgnice @sarahboidy44 @Rema @gomaa @Ezîza

    Don't forget to participate as I will share phrasal verbs on regular basis. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Last time that I talked with my papa, his voice was breaking up and we were cut off several times.It was such an annoying experience.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I registered for swimming class last week. I called the man who was responsible for fixing the classes time yesterday but he didn't pick up the phone.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly they cut our Internet off by accident
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian good attempt! :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @gomaa carry on please. :)
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2016
    @Bubbly , I think north Americans prefer to use"connect me to sb" instead of"put me through to someone".
    An example:
    A:Hi, Pearson Spector Litt .What can I do for you?
    B:Hello,could you put me through Mr Spector,please?!
    A:Of course.Hold on a minute.
    A:Hi, Pearson Spector Litt .What can I do for you?
    B:Hello,could you connect me to Mr Spector,please?!
    A:Of course.Hold on a minute.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @navidafrasiabian yes there are two expressions for it. I think both can be used.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We carried on working that problem @Bubbly same go on or don't stop to do something
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,877 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought @Bubbly would see me through when I was learning maths. ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe I can imagine it. I am not worried about the future of maths now because you are taking care of it very well. ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Look forward to: I am looking forward to have a meeting with my friends.

    Look in: On my way back to home, I will look in to my aunt as she is not feeling well.

    Look on: I will look on your performance and then share my views.

    Look out: Please look out for safe place as there is a prediction of heavy rain in our city.

    Look round: I looked round in the park for my friend.

    Look through: I look through the newspaper every day just for updates.

    Look to: I look to her for helping me in this assignment.

    Look up: Please look up this dictionary for the exact meaning of words that you asked.

    Look for: I am looking for a real crown for @Lynne . :)

    Look back: When I look back, I found many good moments that I can cherish now.

    Look ahead: Please look ahead before you decide something.


    Look forward to: I am looking forward to getting together with my friends.

    Look in: On my way back home, I will look in on my aunt as she is not feeling well.

    Look on: I can't understand people who just look on when someone is in trouble.

    Look out: Please look out for shelter as there is a prediction of heavy rain in our city.

    Look round: I looked round the park for my friend.

    Look through: I look through the newspaper every day just for updates.

    Look to: I look to her to help me with this assignment.

    Look up: Please look this up in the dictionary for the exact meaning.

    Look for: I am looking for a real crown for @Lynne . :)

    Look back: When I look back, I can remember many good moments that I can cherish now.

    Look ahead: Please look ahead before you decide something.
    Post edited by Teach on
  • srinijsrinij Posts: 213 ✭✭✭
    Look forward: I look forward try to speak with you fluent English
    look in: my grand mother had visited my house look in me
    look on: I will look on It
    look out: I will look out flat in good society which is safe for my family
    look around: i have look around couldn't find your gold chain.
    look through: I look through the resume he is not fit for this job
    look to: I look to my father help to came out financial crisis
    look up; i look up the business buzz session time in LEO calendar
    look for: i am looking for finding core issue in my lap top
    look back: I never look back my job if my English skill are good
    look ahead: look ahead your next job and improve skill according next job requirements.

    @Bubbly, please correct me any mistake above the expression.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Wow. Bubbly, thanks for the useful phrasal verb.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @srinij I will leave it to @Lynne for correction. :)

    @Renni try to make few sentences from the above mentioned phrasal verbs. :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    edited February 2016
    I look forward to attend your session on Sunday.
    Let's hang up the call. It has been one and half hour since we were talking.

    :) :)
  • Penelope204Penelope204 Posts: 69 ✭✭
    Look up: l have to travel toward venice and l'm looking up for the best price of flight.
    Hang on: I'm busy now. You hang on five minutes and then you can call me.
    speak up: Sorry I'm deaf. Caan you speak up?
    Look back: I was looking back about my last journey in Lisbon.
    Look for: I'm looking for my phone but I can't find it.
    Look in: I'm looking in to my boyfriend in a bar for drinking a coffe.
    Look around: I heard a noise behind me and I looked around to see if there was anyone behind me.
    Look to: When my friend told me a lie I decided to do not look to her no more.
    Are all tenses right @Bubbly ?
  • mandybmandyb Posts: 15 ✭✭
    I have app in my phone, it has numerous of phrasal verbs. One is "Count On". How we can use it? Because that app tells its meaning "trust on someone"
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mandyb count on someone to depend on someone to do what you want or expect them to do for you.
    The whole team was counting on me, and I let them down.
  • mandybmandyb Posts: 15 ✭✭
    @Bubbly, thanks for your explanation
  • PedroPedro Posts: 13 ✭✭
    Who knows what means "crop off"? :)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ezekiel 17:22 I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon
    a high mountain and eminent.

    @Pedro According to the sentence above, I think it's like 'take it off'. I hope it help.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Pedro no idea. @Lynne will help us on that.

    @Shiny03 I couldn't find this word 'crop off' in any dictionaries.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly I can't find it,too. Therefore, I tried to find it in different way and get some hints.
    I want to hear it,too. @Lynne
  • PedroPedro Posts: 13 ✭✭
    @Bubbly and @Shiny03 - It's from a movie. No mistake - I rewritten it from subtitles:( Unfortunately I don't remember a context.
  • Emmanuel_FelixEmmanuel_Felix Posts: 13 ✭✭
    25 Most Useful Phrasal Verbs

    Phrasal verbs are not students’ favorite topic, are they? There are so many in the English language and each one has many different meanings.

    This is why it’s important to begin memorizing the most important ones. Are you ready? Excellent!

    It might seem like a lot, but these 25 phrasal verbs will improve not only your written communication, but also your ability to understand conversations. Native speakers use phrasal verbs all the time in conversation!

    Most of these phrasal verbs have several meanings, make sure you remember them all!

    1. Add up

    a- To be added together and equal the expected or correct total.
    Example: “We added up the apples: there were 12”

    b-To make sense : to seem to be logical or true.
    Example: “Her story didn’t add up, I think she was lying, it didn’t make sense”

    2. Blow up

    a- To fill (something) with air or gas
    Example: “Please could you blow up those balloons?”

    b- To explode or to cause (something, such as a bomb) to explode.
    Example: “The building was blown up by a bomb”

    c- To become very angry.
    Example: “When I said I couldn’t go to her party, she blew up”

    3. Bring up

    a- To take care of and teach (a child who is growing up).
    Example: “Their grandparents brought them up because their parents were always travelling”

    b- To mention (something) when talking : to start to talk about (something).
    Example: “Don’t bring up the fight again, please!”

    4. Call off

    a- To stop doing or planning to do (something) .
    Example: “Maria called off the wedding, she decided she didn’t love him”

    b- To cause or tell (a person or animal) to stop attacking, chasing, etc.
    Example: “Call off your dog! He’s attacking my cat”

    5. Carry on

    a- To continue to do what you have been doing
    Example: “Sorry I interrupted, carry on talking!”

    b- To behave or speak in an excited or foolish way.
    Example: “The little boy was carrying on: shouting and kicking all day long”

    6. Come across

    a- To seem to have a particular quality or character : to make a particular impression.
    Example: “Julia came across as a bit bossy”

    b- To be expressed to someone.
    Example: “I tried to sound happy but it came across as over-excited”

    c- To meet or find (something or someone) by chance.
    Example: “Luis was leaving the fruit shop and he came across Tom, what a coincidence”

    7. Come up with

    a– To get or think of (something that is needed or wanted).
    Example: “We finally came up with a solution to the problem!”

    8. Fall apart

    a- To break into parts in usually a sudden and unexpected way,
    Example: “My cake fell apart when I tried to cut it”

    b- To become unable to live in a normal way because you are experiencing a lot of confusion or emotional pain
    Example: “After the divorce, she fell apart”

    9. Get along

    a- To be or remain friendly
    Example: “We’re not together anymore, but we get along great”

    b- To make progress while doing something.
    Example: “How are you getting along at playing the guitar?”

    c- To leave a place
    Example: “It was lovely to see you, but my friend has to get along, she has class”

    d- To become old.
    Example: “Her grandma is getting along; she’s almost 99”

    10. Get away

    a- To go away from a place.
    Example: “I cannot wait to get away from the city”

    b- To avoid being caught : to escape
    Example: “The thieves managed to get away in a stolen car”

    c- To not be criticised or punished for (something).
    Example: “Yvonne is always lying, I can’t understand how she gets away with it”

    11. Get over

    a- To stop being controlled or bothered by something, such as a problem or feeling.
    Example: “I got over my fear of flying”

    b- To stop feeling unhappy about (something).
    Example: “Finally, Kylie got over her ex-boyfriend”

    c- To become healthy again after (an illness).
    Example: “Have you heard? Dave has got over the flu”

    12. Give up

    a- To stop an activity or effort : to admit that you cannot do something and stop trying
    Example: “We all gave up smoking on January 1st”

    13. Go on

    a- To continue.
    Example: “They landed in Paris and then went on to Montpellier”

    b- To go or travel to a place before another person or group that is with you.
    Example: “You go on to the restaurant, I’ll come in 10 minutes”

    c- To happen
    Example: “What’s going on? What’s happening?”

    d- Used in speech to urge someone to do something
    Example: “Go on! Try it, it’s delicious”

    14. Hold on

    a- To have or keep your hand, arms, etc., tightly around something.
    Example: “Hold on to the railing, that way you won’t fall”

    b- To succeed in keeping a position, condition, etc.
    Example: “I will hold on to my job until May”

    15. Look after –

    a- To take care of (someone or something).
    Example: “The nurse looked after the patient for months, until he was better”

    16. Look forward to

    a- To expect (something) with pleasure.
    Example: “William is really looking forward to going on holiday”

    17. Look up

    a- Improve.
    Example: “The economy is finally looking up”

    b- To search for (something) in a reference book, on the Internet, etc.
    Example: “Let’s look up his number in the yellow pages”

    18. Make out –

    a- To write down the required information on (something, such as a check).
    Example: “Who shall I make the check out to?”

    b- To hear and understand (something)
    Example: “I can’t make out what you’re saying, can you speak louder?”

    c- To kiss and touch for a long time in a sexual way.
    Example: “We made out in the back of his car”

    19. Pass out

    a- To fall asleep or become unconscious.
    Example: “Lisa was so tired, she got home and passed out on the sofa”

    b- to give (something) to several or many people.
    Example: “I passed out leaflets with information on our course”

    20. Pull over

    a- To move a vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
    Example: “That looks like a lovely restaurant, can you pull the car over and park?”

    21. Put down

    a- To place (someone or something that you have been holding or carrying) on a table, on the floor, etc.
    Example: “You can put the suitcases down in the bedroom”

    b- To write (something) : to record (something) in writing
    Example: “He put down his memories to write a book when he was older”

    c- To give (an amount of money) as a first payment when you are buying something that costs a lot of money
    Example: “My husband and I are going to put down some money to buy that house in the centre of town”

    d- To kill (an animal) in a way that causes it little pain usually because it is injured or sick
    Example: “Jessica had to have her rabbit put down; it was very sick”

    22. Put off

    a- To decide that (something) will happen at a later time : postpone.
    Example: “Graham was so tired he put the shopping off until next week”

    b- To cause (someone) to dislike someone or something
    Example: “You’re putting me off my food, stop talking about insects!”

    23. Put up with

    a- To allow (someone or something unpleasant or annoying) to exist or happen.
    Example: “My mother won’t put up with my sisters or I swearing”

    24. Turn up

    a- To be found usually unexpectedly.
    Example: “Oh! My phone turned up in my bed!”

    b- To arrive at a place
    Example: “As always, Julian turned up late”

    c- To increase the volume, temperature, etc., of something by pressing a button, moving a switch, etc.
    Example: “Please turn the music up, I love this song!”

    25. Watch out

    a- To be aware of something dangerous.
    Example: “Watch out in the mountain, there are bears there!”
  • faiz49faiz49 Posts: 159 ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    look back : i look back to my ex-girl friend, i bet she is more beautiful for now


    look back : I look back at my ex-girlfriend. I bet she is more beautiful now.
    Post edited by Teach on
  • mounamouna Posts: 2,093 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Cool down :become calm or more excited.

    I feel a gentle breeze that cool me down.


    Cool down: become calm or less excited.

    I feel a gentle breeze that cooled me down.
    Post edited by Teach on
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