Speak REAL English in 30 minutes: Advanced English Lesson

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Vanessa: Hi, I'm Vanessa  
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from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. Can  you speak like this? Let's talk about it.  
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Let's imagine this scene. You're sitting in class  and there's just no way that you can keep up.  
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The teacher is talking too fast and all of the  concepts are just advanced or maybe too boring for  
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you. So you start to fall asleep and eventually,  you just give in and sleep on your desk. 
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Has that ever happened to you? I'm ashamed  to say, it has definitely happened to me  
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one time in Geometry class, I fell asleep,  that's another story for another time.  
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You just heard me use two amazing phrasal verbs,  to keep up and to give in. And today, you are  
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going to learn a lot of common phrasal verbs that  you can add to your daily life so that when you  
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speak, you can speak exactly the way you want to  and impress other people with your amazing skills. 
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But first, let's answer the question, what in  the world is a phrasal verb? Well, a phrasal verb  
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is a two or three part verb. Let's take a  look at the ones I just used to keep up,  
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to keep is our main verb here, and then we  add the word up. This is called a participle,  
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sometimes a preposition and together, to keep  up is very different than just to keep. The  
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other phrasal verb I used is to give in. We have the word give, plus the participle  
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in. To give is very different than to give in.  In this lesson, you're going to learn how to  
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accurately use these phrasal verbs so that you  don't accidentally use the wrong words. And of  
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course, to help you remember everything that  you learn in today's lesson, I've created a free  
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PDF worksheet that you can download with the link  in the description. There will be all of today's  
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phrasal verbs, all of the definitions, a lot of  sample sentences, and at the end of the worksheet,  
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you can answer Vanessa's challenge question. So click on the link in the description to  
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download this free PDF worksheet today. All right,  let's get started. In today's lesson, you will see  
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three of my most popular phrasal verb lessons  including examples from everyday life. I hope  
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that you will learn a lot, let's get started.  To add up, to add up. At the end of the month,  
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I have to add up all my purchases.  I have to add them up, it's a lot. 
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To bring up, to bring up. He brings  up sports in every conversation  
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and she doesn't know what to say. He always brings  it up to blow up. To blow up, to blow up. She's  
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going to blow up when she realizes that her  friend lied to her. She's going to blow up.  
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To end up, to end up. I wonder  how the story will end up,  
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will the characters fall in love? Will they  be killed? I wonder how it will end up? 
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To back up, to back up. Don't forget to back  up your computer so that you don't lose all  
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your hard work. Don't don't forget to  back it up. To show up, to show up.  
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Why did Dan show up at my door? Oh, he lives  here. To keep up with, to keep up with. Sometimes  
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it's hard to keep up with the mail, bills and  messages. How can I keep up with it? I don't know. 
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To get along with, to get along with.  
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We get along with each other because we both  like games. We get along with each other  
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especially when I win the game, that's  the best. To agree with, to agree with.  
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I don't agree with this article. In fact, I don't  agree with it at all. To deal with, to deal with.  
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When you have two cats, you have to deal with  a lot of cat fur, you have to deal with it.  
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To hang out, to hang out. My cats  like to hang out with each other,  
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they are best friends. They love hanging out. To check in, to check out. We have to check  
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in at the hotel after 3:00 p.m. and check  out at 11:00 a.m. To fill out, to fill out.  
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He is filling out a job application. Do you  think he'll get the job as a professional model?  
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He's filling it out right now. We'll  see, To figure out, to figure out.  
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I can't figure out why my tree died so  quickly. Maybe I gave it too much water? 
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To find out, to find out. Vanessa found out  that Dan was really a woman, she found it out.  
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Oh my goodness. To cut down on, to cut  down on. He's trying to cut down on sweets,  
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especially chocolate chip  cookies. To count on, to count on.  
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You can always count on me to offer you tea  when you visit my house, I have a lot of tea.  
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To try on, to try on. He didn't try on the shoes  when he bought them. Oh no, they don't fit,  
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it's just too bad. To keep on, to keep on.  
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Maybe if I keep on drinking coffee all night,  I can finish my report. Just keep on drinking.  
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To break into, to break into. Late last night,  Dan secretly broke into my hidden stash of  
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chocolate. Oh no, who broke into my chocolate?  It's a disaster. To get into, to get into.  
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Even though Dan is an adult, he got into Pokemon  last week. He plays nonstop and won't stop looking  
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at it. He's really into it. To bump into, to run into.  
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Last week, I bumped into my college friend on the  sidewalk. I can't believe I ran into him here.  
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To apply for, to apply for. I decided not to  apply for a visa because it's too expensive.  
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I didn't apply for it. To look for, to look for.  
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I looked for my cat's toys and I found them under  the piano. I'm glad I looked for them there. 
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To drop out of, to drop out of. She told  him that she decided to drop out of the  
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program because it was too hard, she dropped  out of it. To make fun of, to make fun of.  
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Dan made fun of Vanessa's new style. He laughed at  her a lot, but she didn't like being made fun of,  
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she felt really sad. To break down, to break down.  A good teacher will break down a complicated topic  
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so that it's more understandable. He's breaking  it down for his student, and she understands it. 
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To give in, to give in.  
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Even though I was on a diet, I gave in when he  offered me a cookie, it was too hard to resist.  
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To call back, to call back.  
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I called him one hour ago, why didn't he call  me back yet? What's he doing? To come across,  
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to come across. I came across a fascinating  fact about Steve Jobs in his biography.  
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He said that doing drugs was one of his top  three most important experiences in life. 
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To go through, to go through.  
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Dan is going through a hard time because he  doesn't have any more coffee. Will he survive?  
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To get over, to get over. It was hard for  me to get over the death of my oldest cat.  
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He was 18 years old and I loved him a lot.  To look forward to, to look forward to.  
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After a long busy day, he looks forward to playing  the piano and relaxing his mind, it's so nice. 
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Buying. Try on, get into, fit into.  Dan is trying on this striped shirt.  
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He already tried on a red one. Which  one should he get? He tried it on.  
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Do you think that Dan will be able to get into  this shirt? He used to fit into it 30 years ago.  
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Dressing. Put on, throw on, have on, take off.  
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Dan puts on a hoodie because it's a little  bit chilly outside today. He puts it on. He's  
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late for work, so he's just going to throw on his  hoodie and run out the door. He's throwing it on. 
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Dan has had on his hoodie all day  even though it's spring. He had it on.  
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After wearing his hoodie all day, he is finally  ready to take it off. Closing. Zip up, button up,  
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tuck in, roll up. Dan zips up his coat to get  ready to go outside. He zips it up. He makes  
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sure to button up his dress shirt carefully  before his date with me. He buttons it up. 
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After buttoning it up, it's time to  tuck in his shirt. He tucks it in.  
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It's warm this afternoon, so Dan decides to  roll up his sleeves before going outside.  
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He rolls them up. Fancy. Dress up, dress up like.  
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Dan is really dressing up for this date. Do  you think he's going to change his pants?  
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Dan is dressed up like an annoying tourist. Notice  the difference between dress up which is fancy  
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and dress up like which is to  imitate the way someone dresses. 
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Weather. Bundle up, wrap up, strip down. Don't  forget to bundle up before you go outside.  
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Make sure you wrap up. It's cold out there.  
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When Dan got inside, it was so hot that he needed  to strip down. That feels better. Old. Wear out.  
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Dan wore his favorite shorts so much that now  they are completely worn out. He wore them out.  
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Shoes. Slip on, slip off,  lace up, break in, kick off. 
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Dan slips on his shoes before he  goes outside. He slips them on.  
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He quickly slips them off. Every  time he goes inside the house.  
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Dan is lacing up his hiking boots and then he ties  the laces into a double knot. He laces them up.  
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These are new boots, so needs  to break them in for a few days.  
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Dan kicks off his hiking boots after a long  hike. Oh, that feels good. He kicks them off. 
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Modifying. Let out, take in. This  shirt is a little too small. Dan  
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needs to get it let out if he wants to wear  it comfortably. The tailor will let it out.  
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Dan really likes these pants, but they're too big.  Maybe he will get them taken in professionally.  
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The tailor will take them in. Tidying. Fold up,  hang up, put away. After washing his favorite  
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cat tank top, Dan folds it up carefully. Now that  this video is finished, Dan hangs up his coat and  
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puts it away in the closet. He hangs it up. Now I'd like to give you a little test. Do you  
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think you can fill in the blank with the correct  phrasal verb? I'm going to read a sentence with a  
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blank and I want you to think about which phrasal  verb would be best in the sentence. And then I'm  
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going to read the sentence a second time with the  correct phrasal verb. I'd like you to also try to  
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read these sentences out loud with me. It's going  to be a great chance to remember the phrasal verbs  
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because you're speaking out loud, and also you're  trying to think of which one's the best fit. 
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All right, let's get started. After going to  Paris, Dan felt inspired to _____ more often  
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instead of wearing sweatpants and a hoodie every  day. After going to Paris, Dan felt inspired to  
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dress up more often instead of wearing  sweatpants and a hoodie every day.  
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He went to the store to _____ some classy  shirts. What do you think goes in the blank?  
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He went to the store to try on some classy shirts. First, he _____ his hoodie that was _____ after  
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years of daily use. First, he took off his hoodie  that was worn out after years of daily use.  
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As he was _____ the first colored  shirt, he took a look in the mirror.  
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As he was buttoning up the first collared shirt,  
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he took a look in the mirror. Vanessa  was going to love his new style.  
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He carefully _____ the shirts and came out of  the dressing room to look at the shoe selection. 
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He carefully hung up the shirts and came out of  the dressing room to look at the shoe selection.  
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He _____ brown dress shoes, but all of the  shoes seemed too stiff and uncomfortable.  
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He laced up some brown dress shoes, but all  the shoes seemed too stiff and uncomfortable.  
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It would take too long to _____. So  Dan decided just to buy the shirts. 
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It would take too long to break them in, so Dan  decided to just buy the shirts. Half-classy was  
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better than not classy at all. All right, now  I'm going to read the story out loud all together  
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one more time. I want you to try to read it out  loud with me to exercise your pronunciation, to  
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challenge your memory and just to be able to use  English. All right, let's read that full story. 
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After going to Paris, Dan felt inspired  to dress up more often instead of wearing  
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sweatpants and a hoodie every day. He went  to the store to try on some classy shirts.  
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First, he took off his hoodie that was worn out  after years of daily use. As he was buttoning  
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up the first colored shirt, he took a look in the  mirror. Vanessa was going to love his new style. 
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He carefully hung up the shirts and came out of  the dressing room to look at the shoe selection.  
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He laced up some brown dress  shoes, but all the shoes seemed too  
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stiff and uncomfortable. It would  take too long to break them in,  
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so Dan decided to just buy the shirts.  Half-classy was better than not classy at all.  
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Every morning, I wake up to my  alarm clock or I wake up to my baby. 
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I try not to dose off again and push snooze, but  sometimes I do. Finally, I turn off my alarm clock  
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and roll out of bed. Notice the pronunciation of  this phrasal verb to roll out of bed? I didn't say  
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I roll out of bed. I said, I roll out of bed. The  T here is going to change to a D sound. And this  
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means that you are not so enthusiastic  about waking up. You just roll out of bed. 
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You could also say I get out of bed, that's a  more neutral phrasal verb, but if you want to  
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let people know you are real tired when  you woke up this morning, you might say,  
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"Oh, when my alarm clock went off, I just rolled  out of bed, walked to the car and went to work."  
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You were like a zombie this morning. You just  rolled out of bed. Next, I go into the bathroom  
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and wash off my face. Wash off does not  mean that I am completely erasing my face. 
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You can just say wash my face, but we can also  use this phrasal verb wash off my face if you feel  
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like you have some kind of dirt or grime that's  thick on your face maybe after you were sleeping.  
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There's some, we call this sleep, that crusty  stuff in your eyes. You might want to wash the  
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sleep out of your eyes. So we are washing it out.  Wash the sleep out of my eyes or wash off my face. 
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Next. I will put on some makeup. Usually  I just put some makeup under my eyes to  
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mask how tired I really am and I will put  that away. Sometimes I put on my glasses  
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for the day and sometimes, I choose to put in  my contacts. Now we're saying put on my glasses  
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because they're going on my face, but I'm putting  in my contacts because they're going effectively  
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in my eyeball. They're going in my eyes. So  I put in my contacts and I put on my glasses. 
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After I've washed off my face, put on some makeup,  put in my contacts or put on my glasses. It's time  
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to brush out my hair. We could say simply brush  out my hair and that means you are getting the  
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knots out of your hair, or it could mean that you  are taking your hair out of some kind of thing.  
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For me, this is a braid. So I'm taking my hair  out of the braid and I'm brushing out my hair. 
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It's kind of like erasing the knots from my  hair. I'm brushing out the knots from my hair  
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and now it is wavy. Usually I do this on days  that I record videos. On other days, my hair is  
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just a wild mess, but because I am recording a  video today, you get to see behind the scenes,  
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taking my hair out of braids. It is as simple  and easy way to have wavy hair, and I think it's  
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a lot of fun. You get to have braids, you get to  have wavy hair and it's as you can see, takes 10  
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seconds. Amazing, that's what I like the most. I don't know about you, but I hardly ever have  
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my hair down. This is what it's called when your  hair is not tied back. This is a hair tie. There  
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are a lot of regional words for what to call  this thing. I call it a hair tie, but because I'm  
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a mother, I have two young children. I'm  always looking down or helping or playing  
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and working in the garden. I'm always doing a  lot of things. I can't have my hair in my face. 
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So that means that I need to use a hair tie and I  need to tie back my hair. We can use two different  
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phrasal verbs for this. We can say tie back  or tie up and you can get the image here. I'm  
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tying it back or I'm tying it up, and it means the  same thing. I'm making this. Do you know what this  
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is called? It's little bit strange. It's called  a ponytail. A pony is a small horse, but you can  
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get the image of a tail of a horse. It kind of  looks like this, right? Swish, swish, swish. 
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So I'm making a ponytail in the back of my hair.  What if I had two? What if I had two of these and  
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I wanted to tie up my hair like this? Do you know  what these are called when you have two hair ties?  
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Well, it is not a ponytail because ponies  don't have two tails. Instead, these are called  
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pigtails. Pigs don't have two tails, but I guess  this is just referring to how a tail of a pig is  
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curly. Maybe originally pigtails were curly,  I'm not exactly sure, but these are pigtails. 
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Sometimes I wear pigtails, sometimes I don't, but  they get in the way when I'm trying to do things.  
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So usually, I use that first expression. I tie  back my hair or I use a clip and we could say,  
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"I pull back my hair." So here you can see, I'm  pulling back my hair and putting it up in this  
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clip. So here we used similar ideas, but with  two different verbs. To tie up, to tie back,  
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to pull up and pull back. It just depends on  what device you're using, a clip or a hair tie. 
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They're interchangeable too. You can pull back  your hair with a hair tie. No one's going to  
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figuratively split hairs over this. This means  get upset about small little differences. Nobody's  
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going to get upset about these small differences  so you can use them interchangeably. Next, very  
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important. I've got my toothbrush and I need to  put on the toothpaste and simply brush my teeth. 
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I need to spit out the toothpaste. After  spitting out the toothpaste, I need to  
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put back my toothbrush into the little toothbrush  cup. Now that I'm ready from the shoulders up,  
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I need to get dressed. Specifically, I  need to pick out my clothes. I think I'm  
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going to wear this dress today, it's a  lovely summer day. So I picked this out. 
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I do have a closet where I could put clothes,  but for some reason, I just like to have  
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this little bar here to put my most used  clothes on. I find myself more likely  
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to hang them up and to take care of them. If  it's really close to my bed, where I get changed,  
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I change my clothes before I go to bed. It's  easy for me to remember this. I also have some  
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drawers, some dresser drawers with some clothes  in them like socks or pants, things like this,  
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but it is summertime so I'm going to only  wear this sundress that I picked out. 
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Usually by then, my baby is awake and it's  time for me to pick him up. Good morning baby.  
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Is that how you feel about the morning? You  want to tell us what it's like to be a baby?  
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What's it like to be a baby? Is that really what  it's like? Oh, wow. Yeah, [inaudible 00:26:37].  
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I never drink coffee, but most mornings, I  make some tea. To make tea, I need to heat  
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up some water in a kettle. We can call  this a tea kettle, a hot water kettle,  
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or just a kettle. And after the water has heated  up, I need to pour out the water into my teapot. 
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After the tea has steeped for three or four  minutes, I need to pour out the tea into  
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my mug or we could say simply I need to pour  the tea or we could say pour out the tea,  
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that's fine. Or we could say, I'm going to  fill up my I mug with some delicious tea.  
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This is some green tea that I added some dried  lavender to. I have a lavender bush in my  
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yard and I put some dried lavender in here and  added it to the green tea. It smells amazing. 
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I forgot to show you, but I also whip up some  breakfast. To whip up means that you're making  
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something really quickly. Usually, it's  not very thoughtful, it's pretty simple.  
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And for me this morning, I just whipped up  a piece of toast. Typically this means that  
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you're making something instead of just cutting  something. So for example, part of my breakfast  
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is this cantaloupe that came from our garden. A cantaloupe is a melon, I don't know if they  
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have it in your country, but it's pretty typical  here. We actually grew this in our garden.  
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When I cut this cantaloupe, I wouldn't say that  I whipped up the cantaloupe because I didn't make  
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it. I didn't create this even though yes, it  did come from our garden. But instead, because  
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the toast, I put some butter on it, I put some jam  on it. I actually made it in a way we could say  
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I whipped up some breakfast, but if you're just  opening a granola bar and eating a granola bar, or  
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if you're just cutting a piece of fruit and eating  it, you're not really whipping up breakfast. 
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You have to have some kind of making  or creating that happens. So for me,  
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I whipped up breakfast, I made a piece of toast  and then I cut up this cantaloupe. Finally,  
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it's time for me to go over my plans for the  day. Go over is simply another way to say review.  
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Usually, I try to be pretty organized because  there's so much going on in my life. I have a  
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toddler, a newborn, a husband so I need to keep  up my relationship. I'm also an individual. 
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So I need to do things for myself as well,  and I am your English teacher and I run my  
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own English teaching business. So there's a  lot of different hats that I have to wear.  
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For me, the key to my sanity is to keep organized.  So I usually have a list of the things that I want  
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to accomplish that day or maybe that week. And  in the morning, I go over my plans for the day  
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because I work here from home, I don't need to  go anywhere to work, but if you are going to the  
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office at the end of your morning routine, when  you open the door of your house and leave your  
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house, you can say, "I'm heading out the door." This isn't just your head going out the door,  
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it just means that you are leaving your  house. I'm heading out the door or I'm  
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heading to work. We use that expression head  to talk about the movement here. I'm heading  
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out the door. I'm heading to work. Where are you  going? I'm heading to work. Great, we can use this  
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phrasal verb. Congratulations on learning so many  real phrasal verbs for daily English conversation. 
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Don't forget to download the free PDF worksheet  in the description. You can click on that link and  
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download all of these phrasal verbs, definitions,  sample sentences, Vanessa's challenge question,  
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and it is all free for you my lovely students. And  now, I have a question for you. In the comments,  
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can you use one of these phrasal verbs that  you learned today? Use it in the comments.  
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Try to read your sentence out loud, and I look  forward to seeing your sentences. This is a great  
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chance to use what you've learned and remember it. Well, thank you so much for learning English with  
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me. I will see you again next Friday for a new  lesson here on my YouTube channel. Bye. The next  
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step is to download the free PDF worksheet for  this lesson. With this free PDF, you will master  
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today's lesson and never forget what you have  learned. You can be a confident English speaker.  
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Don't forget to Subscribe to my YouTube channel  for a free English lesson every Friday. Bye.
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