Author(s): Michael McCarthy
English Phrasal Verbs in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for students from good intermediate level onwards. Over 1000 of the most useful and frequent phrasal verbs are clearly explained and practised in typical contexts. The material is designed for self-study, as well as classroom use, and has a student-friendly answer key. The book has 70 two-page units. The verbs are presented on the left-hand page and are practised on the facing right-hand page. The verbs are divided into units by topic, function, concept, particle and verb. The language is presented in various ways, often in tables, showing the phrasal verbs in a range of natural contexts such as everyday dialogues, e-mails, cartoons and newspaper extracts. The book includes an invaluable mini dictionary, listing each verb with an easy-to-understand definition. This book is particularly useful for students preparing for a range of examinations.
Learning about phrasal verbs: 1 Phrasal verbs: the basics; 2 Common verbs used in phrasal verbs and what they mean; 3 The second word in the phrasal verb (the particles); 4 Nouns and adjectives based on phrasal verbs; 5 Metaphor and register; Key verbs: 6 Come; 7 Get; 8 Go; 9 Look; 10 Make; 11 Put; 12 Take; Key particles: 13 Up; 14 Out; 15 Off; 16 On and in; 17 Down and over; 18 Around and about; 19 For and with; 20 Through and back; 21 Into and away; Concepts and ideas: 22 Time: spending time; 23 Time: passing of time; 24 Location; 25 Cause and effect; 26 Change; 27 Success and failure; 28 Starting and finishing; 29 Actions and movement; 30 Destroying and reacting to destruction; 31 Communication; Functions: 32 Describing people and places; 33 Describing public events; 34 Describing situations; 35 Giving and getting information; 36 Solving problems; 37 Decisions and plans; 38 Disagreeing; 39 Persuading; 40 Praising and criticising; 41 Exclamations and warnings; Topics -Work, study and finance: 42 The classroom and learning; 43 Student life; 44 Reading and writing; 45 Work: 46 Having a lot of work; 47 Money: salaries, bills, payments; 48 Money: buying and selling; 49 Business; 50 Telephoning; Topics - Personal life: 51 Feelings; 52 Relationships; 53 Relationships: problems; 54 Secrets and conversations; 55 Stages through life; 56 Health; 57 Sport; 58 Homes and daily routines; 59 Socialising; 60 Food and drink; Topics - The world around us: 61 The weather; 62 Travel; 63 Driving; 64 Technology; 65 Computers; 66 News; 67 Crime; 68 Power and authority; 69 Phrasal verbs in America and Australian English; 70 New phrasal verbs; Key; Mini dictionary.