Jonathan is a qualified teacher who lives with other students who are on our intensive English courses in Leeds, England. He is also obsessed with phrasal verbs - try the test below to see how many you know - these are all phrasal verbs which 'came up' during activities with students on the course. Jonathan also has a blog at http://theapathysquare.blogspot.co.uk/
Multi word verbs often have two meanings - a literal meaning, and a metaphorical meaning. These two meanings can be used together to make great jokes, which hopefully will help you remember how to use the verbs.
Students on our Intensive English Courses go to watch live 'stand up' comedy every Tuesday night, accompanied by a teacher of English to help them understand the jokes.
Learn these definitions, and then try our jokes at the end of the page.
1) 'to fall out'
2) 'to let someone/something down'
3) 'to pick something up'
4) 'to put something out'
5) 'to drop off'
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