look into, and others. In this lesson, we will look at some formal phrasal verbs to give your academic writing a touch of style. This lesson will help you become a confident writer, and as a result, you will appear to be more experienced to your reader. And if you are taking the IELTS or the TOEFL, then these will be certainly help you get a better score in the writing section of those exams.
Many many thanks Adam sir
the best teacher from all of them ;)
Hi Adam, I really appreciate your efforts to improve our english skills, but phrasal verbs and idioms frowned me upon! (Is it correct?)
Maybe you frown upon phrasal verbs, but they are part of the language :)
thank you and i appreciate all teachers who are helping us learning English,and i will try to improve my speaking English as soon as possible,and i need your support always.
 ho my god! These is so hard phrasal verbs. :(
Keep working at it Rodolfo ;)
oh sorry one more miss previous time was
oh sorry these phrasal verbs so hard,one time previous i did 54. and now 44,will succeed,
Keep trying Mohamed. It’ll come ;)
Thank you, teacher…..!!!
Thank you Adam,
excellent lesson !
Hi teacher Adam! I dont understand about follow through on and carry out if both of them means to do something, to complete something…
those are the same?
(the quiz number 3…I did it wrong)
They are similar, bit sometimes you need to be careful about word placement. You can carry them out, but you can’t carry out them.
Does this help?
Yes! Thank you so much, Adam! I really like your classes. You’re a great teacher! :)
A great thank to You from the Roof of the world)))
Do You have a lesson for elementary level?
Than you a lot sir adam
Thanks for the informative lesson Adam
How can I remember these phrasal verbs?
Also I hope if you mentioned some of informal phrasal verbs to avoid using it in IELTS
The best way is to read a lot and keep a notebook of these terms and review it often.
There are many informal ones to avoid, but I’ll try to make a video about some of these.
You’re the best teacher on engVid, do you know that?
thank you so much for all your help this class help a lot
I got 56/90, the lesson is quite difficult, some question i don’t get it special account for, I will more attemp in next time, anyway thank Adam
Keep trying Nguyen. It will get easier :)
I got 9/9
100/100 I’m so happy !
Thank u Adam
So helpful! Many thanks, Adam!
Thank you sir. I want know the order of words in sentence like time,date, place, event etc
Example: There will be a meeting at 11am on 31.03.2019 at hotel in Mumbai
Generally, go from small to big. Time or place can be changed in order.
You had to mention place before time.So, your sentence transforms “There will be a meeting at the hotel in Mumbai at 11 am on 31/03/2019. It small mistake in the work order.
*It small mistake of word order.
I got 5/9. Thank you very much Adam for the useful lesson. Can I use ” take into account” or “take into consideration” instead of account for?
Yes, you can:
When packing clothes for a trip overseas it is important to take the weather into consideration.
It is important to account for the weather when packing clothes for a trip overseas
The second one seems a little overly formal for the situation though.
Hope this helps.
Thank you very much Adam for your reply.
Thank you so much Adam!!!
Hi, there seems to be a mistake in the last sentence of the text, just above the video.
The sentence goes like this:
And if you are taking the IELTS or the TOEFL, then these will be certainly help you get a better score in the writing section of those exams.
Shouldn’t it be either ‘… these will certainly help you…’ or ‘… these will be certainly helping you…’?
Thanks for correcting me if I’m wrong. :)
I don’t do the transcripts, but yes, it is wrong if that’s what it says. It should be
“…then these will certainly help you get a better score…” or “…then these will certainly be helpful in getting you a better score…”
Good eye, by the way.
Thank you, and have a nice weekend sir!
thank you mister Adam it was a nice lesson i just like it
very good but I didn’t anderastand cut back on
To cut back on means to do less, to reduce.
Cut back on sugar means consume less sugar.
Does this help?
It has been made easy so that i achieved 100% marks.Adam, you are a very skilled teacher. i thank you.
i am new to these lessons . please guide me how i go to the next lesson. i expected it to come my way automatically. thanks Adam.
Welcome Zafarimalik :)
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dear Adam, I wanted to subscribe and click notifications . the procedure was so complicated for me at age 77 that i gave up, but i enjoy and find your lessons useful; therefore, i am not going to give up learning.
thanks for your guidance.
interesting lesson, Tks
Hi Adam! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
I have a question for you.
Is there any difference in meaning between:
1. WHO did you give your book TO? and WHOM did you give your book?
2. WHO did you buy that book FOR? and WHOM did you buy that book?
3. WHO did you talk WITH? and WHOM did you talk?
after watching ur questions,i have the same ones.
All the questions with WHOM need the preposition.
Technically, all of them should use WHOM, though most people don’t do this, even native speakers.
1. To WHOM did you give your book? — You is the subject. WHOM is the object of give.
Hope this helps.
You’ve gotten my esteem!. Thanks so much Adam!.
You’re awesome man!.
I’ve learned a lot in this class, I cannot really do without of english study.
very useful thank you
Congrats, very nice class
Thank you Adam I need more practice
I study English for more than 12 years , and till now I do not know speaking in English !!!
what should I do Adam ?
Studying is not enough. You need to find people to practice with. Maybe join a class or find a group in your area that wants to improve their English.
could you explain how to use verb and modifiers correctly or either any -one please once more for SAT
Not really sure what you mean here. There are many verb and modifier combinations.
Which part of the SAT?
Great! Thank you very much, Adam!
Thanks everyone :)
Interesting and useful. Thank you Adam!
89. Thanks Adam.
Do you mind asking what is the basis/principle of adding the prefix “en” and “in”, et cetera? I can render the difference of the meaning and definition clearly, for example without limitation, the difference in the meaning between “folded” and “enfolded”, but I want to know the philosophy behind.
– How can you explain/define a function for the complement and the complementizer and the differences between both?
– What’s the basis or the principle of the ideal conjunction attempt? To mention a sample without forgetting others, like the word “refuse” I see “refusing” not “refusition”! It may cause heaviness in pronunciation, who knows!
Sorry! I have a lot of questions here.
Thank you! Appreciate your endeavor and work.
I’d recommend a good linguistics book to answer these types of questions. You can also look for Fowler’s Modern English. It’s a classic. It might help.
Thank you very much teacher, those phrasal verbs are really helpful, I’ll keep using them in my essays.
Can we use “revolve around” in a sentence in the integrated task of TOEFL like this: The reading and the lecture both “revolve around”… instead of saying: The reading and the lecture both are about …
I want to know if it is informal or not.
Yes, that is a good expression and certainly formal enough :)
You are my favorite teacher here, thanks for your detailed explanations on every word. I plan to go to Canada sometime, is there any chance for me to meet you and buy you a drink? LOL
:) Thanks Zenham.
I actually live in S. Korea now.
I am preparing for bank exams in India
Sir i want to improve vocubulary and phrasal verbs and idioms
Read a lot and keep a notebook for new vocab. Also, there are lots of online videos for vocab. Do a good search on this site and Youtube. You can also visit my other channel: youtube.com/writetotop where I do some vocab lessons.
Can I look into the problem to find out the solution and carry out a plan so we can follow through it?
You can look at the problem to try to find solutions. Then, you can make a plan, carry it out, and hopefully follow through to your goal.
Hi Adam, love your teachings. I looked up for the phrasal verb – ‘account for’ in many dictionaries, but it seemed it doesn’t have the meaning of ‘consideration’. Only to find the meaning of explanation, proportion, responsibility, and destroy. Could you explain this to me? Moreover, please correct the grammar and fluency of this comment. Much obliged!
The four meanings you mention are correct, but keep in mind it all has to do with context.
NASA engineers need to account for the weather on a launch day when calculating their numbers.
It turns out this may be just an American usage:
Hope this helps.
Hi Teacher, I can’t thank you enough for this helpful lesson. One question if you don’t mind, I think two answers of for is acceptable for question 2. Answer 1 and 4. Could you please share your comments about this.
The teacher accounted for something means gave as reason, but this is done after the fact, not before. The teacher wanted to make students read more, so he/she used candy as a bribe. Otherwise it would look like this:
The teacher’s bribes accounted for her student’s rising interest in reading. (though ot a great sentence)
Does this help?
I appreciate your help.
I’m new here.
and at the first attempt that I did on the quiz I got 56, but after I read all phrasal verbs carefully in second time I got 89.
Sir I will set in the TOEFL exam in November.
Please guide me sir I have to level up my English skills in four sections: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Thanks and best wishes for You dear Adam
Thank you, Adam, for your help it is helpful taking this lesson and quizes
Thank you Adam.
I definetely can say that I understand what you say completely. We are on same channel sir. Thank you for your great efforts to teach us english.
thanks for the great quiz
Thank you, Adam.
Many thanks with your help.
the best teacher from all of them ;)
Adam sir,Thanks for your lesson.It’s really helpful.
how are you ?
hope you are in good health and perfect times
really you’re an excellent teacher
thank you Adam!
I have my IELTS exam in couple of weeks. I have a question is there any email where I can send my writing answers so that you can tell my mistakes.
I got 78, thank you prof. Adam.
for the start, I don’t think it was that bad.
hurrah! Got 9 out of 9 before watching video.
Thank you Mr. Adam.
Excellent, thank you
Thank you Adam!
Just one question:
Do “Frown upon” and “Frown on” mean the same?
got 9 out of 9, really impresses me thanks adam for taught us new vocabulaty
hi adam, I enjoyed watching your tutorial,it helps a lot .thanks
Thank you sir. Adam. I am very grateful.
I appreciate your lessons in phrasal verbs and love them very much!!
thank you Adam you’re my favorite one
Hi Adam, your teaching is really practical, thank you.
8 correct out of 9. Thanks a lot for the comprehensible and useful lesson, dear Adam. Greetings from Germany.
thank you for knowledgeable video ,Iam improving my English in lockdown .
9/9! Thank you, Adam, for your straight-forward lessons. You are very easy to follow. Keep on with the good job!
Adam, I couldn´t do without your english lessons.
Adam, I found this lesson most difficult to know exactly. It’s because I tried to solve the given quiz but I scored 7 correct out of 9. This was my third time attempt. So I need more concentration to learn English and I was compelled to go through again. Anyway, thanks a lot for your hard working.
thank you!could you recommend some references for the phrasal verb?
oh i think this is easy but no D:
Hi Adam , i am really enjoying your lessons , i can easily understand your language its very clear that able to hear every single word , unlike some other native speakers.
thanks a lot Sir.
[freun] ? are you Australian?
carry out a resarch but look into rates :( 8/9
Hi….I’d like to brush my speaking up. Is there anyone else who is interested in speaking to me on a regular basis? My whatsapp number is +8801812788727. Thank you. Rasho.
7/9! The phrasal verbs are my weakest part! I can’t remember these things.
9/9 How exciting!
I have a confusion in 3rd question. Does follow through on sound correct to you? Although I knew follow through is right option, yet I didn’t chose it because it was followed by on. Kindly clear my confusion Adam :) Besides it, I am a big fan of your Pedagogy from Pakistan :)
Thank you, Adam. Good lesson and explanation. I scored perfect on the quiz. I take into account of reading the sentence more than once, to see which choice will make sense.
Wow, I’ve got a perfect score! Thanks Sir Adam
Adam thank you. Very educative.
Amazing lesson Adam,grettings from Venezuela