Taxis always turn up (arrive) late. I am sorry that I am late but the traffic builds up (increases) here at this time of day.
Today was made worse by the fact that a car had broken down (stopped working) on the main road.
Did you see that madman on the motorcycle, he should stop showing off. ( behave to attract attention).
Have you come up with (thought of) any ideas for a present for your family.
I wondered when you were going to get around (finally do something) to that.
I will buy duty-free perfumes, aftershave and makeup on the plane.
Do you think your mother will put up with (accept something) just that?
I am looking forward to ( think with pleasure about the future) being in front of the TV tonight.
I will be able to catch up ( find out the latest) with all the news and sport.
We get along with ( have a good relationship) each other with one exception.
Are you talking about the Premier League by any chance?
If you are asking me if I have gone down with football fever?
Which team do you support?
It was either going to be that one or the other Spanish one.
Do also note that phrasal verbs can be either:
1/ transitive, which means they can be followed by a direct object. Most phrasal verbs are transitive.
to clear up
Please clear up the lounge.
to find out
I must find out the meaning of this idiom.
to turn on
Please turn on the radio.
Please turn the radio on.
Please turn it on.
2/ intransitive, which means that they have no direct object
to wake up
I woke up at 8 am
to take off
The plane took off early.
to break down
My car has broken down again.
Are you showing off?
Yes but its not every day you get 8 out of 9 in the IELTS.
Did you see that madman overtaking?
I could hardly miss him.
Are you looking forward to your holidays?
I certainly need them.
Have you built up your energy for the game?
Yes, I had an early night last night.
Have you finished your home work?
Yes, I have finally done it.
Are you wearing make up?
Why do you ask, is it that subtle?
Guess where my car broke down this morning?
On the main road, I saw you talking to the breakdown driver.
Are you curled up in front of the TV again?
Yes, so what?
Do you get along with your brother?
Most of the time, yes.
Do you have a good relationship with you workmates?
Absolutely, we get on like a house on fire.
Now test time, how would you pronounce these words?