This English tutorial is focusing on the verb to get. To get can be used in a number of patterns and has a number of meanings.
1/English Sentence Practice with the verb to get
It is still raining but he gets on the bus without getting wet.
The bus is full of people returning from a night out in London.
It is getting late and it is nearly midnight when Peter gets to the front door.
In fact, it is exactly twelve o’clock midnight. The chimes of his cuckoo clock in his hallway remind him
He is tired and he goes straight up to bed. He gets into bed but he is thirsty. Indian food is delicious but very salty.
He gets out of bed and goes down to the kitchen to get a glass of water.
That’s better, he quenches his thirst and returns to his bedroom.
This time he has no difficulty getting off to sleep.
The following day he has to get up early because his girlfriend is coming round for Sunday dinner.
2/English Vocabulary Practice
- verb to get
- It is still raining.
- to gets on
- to get wet
- full of
- a night out
- it is getting late
- it is nearly midnight
- gets to
- the front door
- it is exactly twelve o’clock midnight
- the chimes of the cuckoo clock
- the hallway
- to remind someone
- to be tired
- straight up to bed
- to get into
- to be thirsty
- to gets out of
- to go down
- the kitchen
- to get a glass of water
- that’s better
- to quench a thirst the
- this time
- getting off to sleep
- the following day
- he has to get up
- a girlfriend
- to come round
- Sunday dinner
Phrasal Verbs with “to get”
What is a phrasal verb?
Phrasal verbs are idiomatic phrases which consist of a verb and another element, either an adverb or a preposition. The combination of both (Verb + preposition or Verb + adverb) create a new unit of meaning called a Phrasal Verb.
- Get across = to communicate
He found it difficult to get the point across.
The main idea didn’t get across.
- Get along = to get on with = to maintain a friendly relationship with someone
They don’t get along.
We get on so well with each other.
- Get around = to become known = to spread
News gets around quickly here!
It will be impossible to get around it. We have to tell her.
- Get at = to reach OR = to suggest something indirectly
It’s too far for me to get at.
What exactly are you getting at?
- Get away = to go away from someone or something
Get away from the road!
Let’s get away for the weekend!
- Get down = to cause someone to feel depressed
This dreadful weather is getting me down.
It got me down for a while.
- Get down to = to start to work on = to reach the point of dealing with something
Let’s get down to business!
I have to get down to work!
- Get on = to put yourself on or in something OR = to remind someone to do something = to continue
I got on the bus at eight.
Get on with it! We don’t have all day.
- Get out of = to avoid something
It will be difficult to get out of this situation.
Get out of the car!
- Get over = to recover from something = to overcome something
Did she get over the break-up?
He can’t get over his shyness.
English Speaking Practise
Questions and Answers
Do you get along with your sister?
Yes, we get along fine.
Do you get around quickly on your motorcycle?
Yes I do, thank you.
And can you pass me the box?
No I can’t, it is too difficult to get at.
Let’s get away for the weekend!
Yes, let’s get away.
Are you going to get down to work soon?
Yes, I will start immediately.
I don’t want to go to Robert’s for dinner . Can’t we get out of it?
No we can’t get out of it, we promised Robert.
Did you get up early today?
Yes I got up at 7 o’clock.
Is it getting late?
Yes it is getting late, it is 12 o’clock.
Did you get on the bus?
Yes I got on the bus.
Did you have difficulty getting off to sleep?
No, I did not have difficulty getting off to sleep.
Lesson 25 recap with Julia
Hi guys! Welcome back! Let’s see the recap together of lesson 25! Today we’re going to see lots of vocabulary. We’re going to start off with vocabulary for going out and coming home , vocabulary of the house and vocabulary of food. At the end would do a recap of your grammar point of the day which are phrasal verbs with the verb “get”.
Vocabulary of going out and coming home:
Repeat after me!
to go out
a night out
Vocabulary of the house
the front door
to come round
Now some vocabulary related to food:
to quench one’s thirst
Some more words
On my screen, for the grammar review, you will now have a synonym or equivalent expression. Please guess which preposition is missing or which prepositions are missing to complete the phrasal verb with “GET”.
to get across
to get on with
to get along
to go away
to get away
to avoid something
to get out of
to recover from something
to get over
to start to work on
to get down to
to get around
That’s it for today guys! Thanks ever so much for watching! I hope to see you in our next recap video!
Exercises Lesson 25