Free English Course Online 22

Free English Course Online 22

Today’s Focus:

  • 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
  • popular
  • to look into
  • side dish.
  • It must be difficult
  • foreigner/foreigners
  • 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
  • towards
  • to investigate
  • hard and fast rule
  • Americans
  • 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

  1. Well Peter, have you decided what we are going to eat or are you still looking at the menu?
  2. I am looking around at the other tables and the Chicken Vindaloo seems popular.
  3. I am looking into what is a good side dish. It must be difficult for foreigners to understand phrasal verbs.
  4. We use them such a lot. It is simple to use a verb like look and add a preposition like for.
  5. You have the word you need. Look at means to direct your eyes towards.
  6. Look into means investigate. The English language is full of phrasal verbs.
  7. There are no hard and fast rules. You just have to learn them. You Americans invent new ones all the time.
  8.  It’s true! Remember Breaking Bad, a verb plus a preposition which makes no sense.
  9. 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.
  10. Anyway, you have to go with the flow and just learn them off by heart.
  11. Shall I order? Yes please, I am starving. I hope that the food arrives very quickly.


4/ Practice Quiz

Complete the quizzes below.

  1. Today’s comprehension interactive video: 
  2. Today’s sentences drag and drop: 
  3. Today’s grammar fill in the right words: 


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