Free English Course Online 22
- Vocabulary related to food
- Phrasal verbs with “look”
1/ Vocabulary Practice
- to decide
- to eat out
- to look at
- the menu
- to look around
- the other tables
- Chicken Vindaloo
- to look into
- side dish.
- It must be difficult
- to understand
- phrasal verbs
- such a lot
- It is simple
- to use
- a verb
- to look
- to add
- a preposition
- the word
- to look at
- to direct
- to investigate
- hard and fast rule
- to invent
- all the time
- It’s true!
- Breaking Bad
- to make no sense
- to hear of
- an expression
- the writer
- to go with the flow
- to learn off by heart
- Shall I order?
- I am starving.
2/ Grammar Practice
Phrasal verbs are idiomatic phrases which consist of a verb and another element, either an adverb or a preposition.
The combination of both create a new unit of meaning, called a phrasal verb.
Example: To move + out. The meaning is not easy to deduct!
to move out = to leave one’s place of residence
Here are some of the most commonly used phrasal verbs with “look”:
- to look after = to take care of, i.e. I’m looking after my nephews this afternoon. – Would you mind looking after my cat this weekend?
- to look at = to direct one’s gaze in a specified direction, to watch, i.e. Why are they looking at me? – Look at that eagle!
- to look away = to direct one’s gaze in a different direction, i.e. I prefer to look away than to see this horror film. – I looked away from my book when I heard him come in.
- to look back on = to remember, to reminisce, i.e. He likes to look back on his days as a pilot. – Looking back on my days as a teacher I feel fulfilled.
- to look for = to search for = to seek, i.e. The police are looking for 2 suspects. – The fox was looking for food in the bins.
- to look forward to = to await with pleasure, to anticipate, i.e. I look forward to our picnic! – I am looking forward to meeting them all!
- to look into = to investigate, to explore, i.e. I’ll look into it and let you know. – Looking into the case I found some interesting new clues.
- to look out = to keep watch = to be observant, i.e. Look out for snakes! They are coming out of hibernation. – Look out! There’s a car coming!
- to look over = to review, to examine, i.e. I looked over your essay and have some suggestions. – I had a quick look over the newspaper while I was on the tube.
- to look through = to review, to read through, i.e. I only looked through the first two pages. – I looked through many books before choosing this one for you.
- to look (something) up = to search in the dictionary, i.e. I’ll have to look that word up! – Look it up if you are not sure.
- to look down on = to disdain, to regard with contempt, i.e. She was always looking down on her peers. – She looks down on her husband’s cooking.
- to look up to (someone) = to admire, i.e. He has always looked up to his father. – She has always looked up to her.
Phrasal verbs are easier to learn with a synonym or a definition as well as a translation and practice.
3/ Sentence Practice
The Indian meal
- Well Peter, have you decided what we are going to eat or are you still looking at the menu?
- I am looking around at the other tables and the Chicken Vindaloo seems popular.
- I am looking into what is a good side dish. It must be difficult for foreigners to understand phrasal verbs.
- We use them such a lot. It is simple to use a verb like look and add a preposition like for.
- You have the word you need. Look at means to direct your eyes towards.
- Look into means investigate. The English language is full of phrasal verbs.
- There are no hard and fast rules. You just have to learn them. You Americans invent new ones all the time.
- It’s true! Remember Breaking Bad, a verb plus a preposition which makes no sense.
- No one had ever heard that one before. It was an expression only ever used in the town where the writer of the series lives.
- Anyway, you have to go with the flow and just learn them off by heart.
- Shall I order? Yes please, I am starving. I hope that the food arrives very quickly.
4/ Practice Quiz
Complete the quizzes below.
- Today’s comprehension interactive video:
- Today’s sentences drag and drop:
- Today’s grammar fill in the right words: