call on youto learn these common expressions that you can use in your personal, social, and professional life. I’ll teach you these phrasal verbs in a fun way, with many examples, so that you remember them and will be able to start using them right after the lesson. Looking for more phrasal verb lessons? Watch my lesson on phrasal verbs with ‘set’ next.
Yeeeah my first Commentary! Thanks Adam.
I would like more lessons about expressions or slangs
I love the way You explain
All it seems so obvious ,and I always got 10/10 :)
I like phrasal verbs because they make my talking more natural and a bit more colorful.
However some of them are not part of my active vocabulary owning to my profession, occupation, you name it.
How do I keep these in my long term memory?
Engaging lesson Adam! Bye for now.
Reading is the best advice I can give. Other than that, write. ;)
Call on and Call for are too confusing!!! always mix me up… :(
Thank you Adam. You didn’t mention that “call on” also means “to make a short visit” in British English.
Quite true Katrin.
Thank you Adam.
Hi guys!In the 8th question, what is the explanation for the use of “call in”? It sounds a bit strange to me to say “call in sick”.
You need to call in sick. I guess it similar with you have to call the office and say that you are sick (asking permition for not going to work because you sick). Hope it helps you :))
Good answer Nadyaginanti :)
Nadyaginanti gave a very good answer. When you call (in) to your office to tell them you can’t come to work, you are “calling in sick”.
Hope this helps.
It helped me a lot. Thank you.
Great lesson about phrasal verbs that seems always difficult I got 6 out of 10 but it’s need to memorized with example that’s the sample way to get awareness.
Thank you Adam. I have 8 correct answers.
it was amazing lesson.
I get confused with these verbs
Hi Adam sir. Thank you for this wonderful lesson. Its difficult for me as I scored 6/10. I am not satisfied but I will surely work hard on my grammar. Plus now I am able to improve my vocabulary. Thank you so much once again?
Thank you very much
Thanks Adam for this lesson…it’s great.:)
Hi Adam! I wanted to call on you about the sentence in the quiz, but I understood the mistake during typing. Have a nice day and continue to be a cool teacher!
Thanks, Adam it was great and helpful as always.
oh my god there are so many phrases to memory that i still feel confused for their usage. i hope that someone could teach me the simple and memoriable means to differentiate those phrases.
Don’t try to memorize them all. The more you read and speak in English, the more you will be able to retain these terms.
Hope this helps.
Excuse me teacher, but there wasn’t any question about (call into). could you explain it a little more? Thanks
To call something into action means to doubt something about it. If you call into question something that someone said, you are not sure if it is true or correct.
Does this help?
Thank you for responding .
It helped me out and I got it.
dear Adam , you’re great …
I got 6
I need to improve :(
Hi Adam! Thanks for this lesson, I like to learn phrasal verbs, they are really useful.
Thanks Adam. I really apreciate your lesson, I always get confuse when people use phrasal verbs with “call” I just stand like… “uh??” hahha btw. Greetings from Guatemala!
does “call on” mean also to pay a visit like:
” I’ll call on you after work ”
and by the way ,nice sweater
Firstly, thanks :)
Call on does mean to visit, but less common in North American use.
I THINK THE SYRIAN PEOPLE CAN TRANSLATE INTO ARABIC LANGUAGE SO. KEEPING INTO MIND WILL BE EASY .ESPECIALLY YOUR DAILY LANGUAGE IS ARABIC. GOOD LUCK
Thanks for the lesson. But I have one question apart from this lesson. please, rectify me without failed. What are the differences in this adjective and noun.1. governmental department or government’s department or government department. Which one is right or wrong .please…. clarify for me.
Governmental department means the one that is government related (as opposed to other departments that are not government related). The government’s department can mean the one that belongs to them, or that it’s their issue, not anyone else’s. Government department just describes the department. Essentially, all three can be correct, depending on context. Look at the whole sentence and see what the function needs to be.
Does this help?
Thank you for the lesson, was very interesting
Very good lesson, thanks a lot Adam.
Many many thanks Adam , that used to be really confusing for me, but not anymore ;)
They told me: “We´ll call back to you”. In deed they did it “Thank you for your effort”. It´s over.
Thank you Adam.
Hello Adam: How is the application of phrasal verb: “call in on” in a sentence? I found “to visit” ???
Yes, call in on means to visit (usually for a short visit) or to come see someone.
(Good luck at your new office; I’ll call in on you from time to time to see how you’re doing.)Hope this helps.
thank you Adam, greetings from bloodied land
It´s very good lesson, but I need more exercise.
See you next class
Thank you,Very much.
Thank you. I am a new student. Looking forward to learn from you.
Welcome Fahmed :)
I only got 7 point in this lesson, still confusing then I m gonna watch it again, thanks Adam thanks http://www.engvid.com keep it up… IG @nadyaginanti @cemilaneng follow me guys thanks
Thank you very much for this lesson. your lessons are very clear for us beginners in English.
Thank you ! Can I study English by Skype with you ?
Hey add me on skype to improve the english. diegomachado.w1
I do test prep coaching via Skype. You can find out ore at writetotop.com.
can you please help me out with my igcse exams,i need you to check my letters and articles.Thank you,and waiting for your answer
Check my site, writetotop.com for some writing help.
I offer a writing assessment service there as well.
Good luck :)
i need some advices to walk on
Phrasal verbs are always difficult, but they become much easier with your help ;)
Thanks adam :)
nice lesson but it had better with examples for the best understanding.
There are examples with every explanation and in the quiz. But you can also type some here to see if they are correct ;)
Thank you. When i watch your video,i think i understaand your lecture. But i got bad score on quize.very confusing
Keep trying Kimjsjs :)
great teacher! So easy to learn!
Thanks Adam for this lesson which call back my attention if I want to assimilate it well.
thanks for doing this for us
I like the way you explain all about to call. It is very interesting experince.
hallo adam,, what’s the meaning of UP in a sentence “are you upto the challenge?” thaks a lot
If you are up to the challenge, it means you can face it and overcome it.
Hope this helps.
thank you Adam, good results, thanks to your simple, direct and straightforward way of teaching
Thanks Adam very much
I have watched your video for a long time.
I have some problems with my writing. how can I improve it?
Check out my website, writetotop.com. Hopefully there is some good info there for you. It’s focus is English writing.
Let me know.
This is a great lesson again, thank you. I am so glad to know that we can call on you for help. This video calls me back when I was at school and had to study phrasal verbs for the test. If I have problems of grammar, I will call in a specialist (you).
Bye for now, and see you in the next lesson!
Good job Eduardo.
(just, takes me back to when …, or calls to mind the time when…)
I got 10 out 10 so yeah this calls for celebration, yippee!
Hooray, Manuel. Good job :)
Many thanks Adam.
Hello Mr Adem , Thank you so much to make these video , I have an issue with ( Off and Up ) where may i use them and how , Tank you so much and just leave the video about them .
It might be a whole for that video, so for now, off means leaving another place (get off the table) or shutting down something (turn off the radio), etc. Up is a direction (jump up)but has lots of other applications as well when combined with verbs.
I’ll try to make a video.
Thank you, Adam. I have a question, though.
At 2:13 you said, “So this job is going to call on our energy, all our brains, all our confidence…”
In that case, how is “call on” any different from “call for?”
Yes, they are very similar, but call on is an active demand, meaning you take what you need (e.g., you call on your brain, means you activate your brain for the situation). Call for is more a state, a requirement created by the situation (this problem calls for some serious solution, so we will need to call on our brains for help).
Does this help?
Hi Adam. Thank you for this helpful lesson. Phrasal verbs is a very important topic if you want to learn English a second language.
I have a doubt in a question from the quiz I want you to clarify. question #4, the answer is ‘in’, but I thought it’s more suitable for, because it’s a special situacion that requires a specialist. I chose ‘in’ because there’s no for on the list. In the #3 question I chose ‘in’ and was the opposite. I didn’t choose for, because I didn’t find a special situacion bacause it’s normal that some jobs require skilled workers.
I thank you again for this lesson.
Keep in mind the actual definitions. In #4 our technicians can’t do it so we will have to bring a specialist to do it. call in = bring.
In #3, the situation requires something– there is no action. It is a condition.
Does this clarify a bit?
Yes, I got it now. Thanks for your aid.
Sorry I missed some quotation marks.
… but I thought it’s more suitable ‘for’
…because there’s no ‘for’ on the list
…I didn’t choose ‘for’, because
Hello Adam .
Not easy . It calls to work out .
Anyway thank you Adam
I want to ask a question.
Sometimes students miss some questions when they do their homework, can I say ‘do back the missing questions’? ‘do back’ is it correct? If not, what phrase can I say?
Sorry, one more question.
‘staple a paper in the book’
preposition ‘in’ is it correct?
I’m not exactly sure what you mean, but it seems that they did the question but incorrectly. In that case, they need to do them over. If they missed them completely, then they just need to do them.
Do back is not a phrasal verb and is not used.
Staple the sheet in the book is ok. ;)
Hello sir… today I warch your some lesson for the very first time.. its really helpful.. actually I am not good in english…at first I want to be a good speaker…. so what should I do…?
Just keep watching the videos and try to practice as often as possible. Don’t forget to read every day to build vocabulary :)
HI Mr. Adam
this my first time to joint your lessons.
Thanks very much for helping us to improve our language. I appreciate your efforts.My sincere wishes to you with welfare and prosperity.
Thank you and welcome Hendoz :)
This website is the best one I’ve ever seen! Congratulations guys!! Now my English is gonna get so much better!! =D
Welcome Dyegoic :)
thank adam this lesson is very good you are good teacher
Adam could you answer my question under previous video, please?(it is at the end, when you say “thank you”)
I’d like you make a video about “4th , 5th ,6th , fifteenth , sixteenth..ect i really hate pronouncing them
I’ll get on that Peshmarga ;)
Thanks for this lesson…it’s great.
This lesson is really interesting to expand our knowledge in English, by examples. Happy of us to be able to call on you to learn this important language through this site.
Thanks. Perfect examples.
am new member so the lesson is so interesting and am joying with it thank you a lot i have a problem in a phrasal verbs i wish to fix this problem.
Welcome Alnazeer :)
Hi Adam, I got 8 out of 10… My phrasal verbs are improving a little bit. Need more practice though. Thank you and God bless
Thanks Adam! It’s very usefull!
I agree with all who says that’s a great video!! But I’ve got a lot of questions, because I listened to Adam’s video for more than 50 times. So, the first thing that bothers me is the word “niche” in “If I need to do something taht’s very, very expert or very very niche, I might.” What is the meaning of this adjective??? I’ve never heard it before.
That’s a good question!
A niche, literally, is a kind of hole or hollow, like a crack in a rock, or in a wall for a statue to sit in. In biology, it means the particular role an organism fills in its ecosystem. Figuratively it means something small to fit into.
As an adjective or modifier, “niche” means “narrow” or “specialized”. Something that is “niche” appeals to few people. If your business is selling clothes for people who are 2m or taller, you have a “niche market”. If you have an unusual hobby or skill, like solving giant Rubik’s Cubes, it’s a “niche interest”.
Can you please give a detailed Lecture on Punctuations.
Hi M. Hashim,
There are some already (type punctuation in the search box above to see), but I will definitely add more.
the most difficult of all phrasal verbs lessons.. I don’t know why.. even SET lesson was easier
Do you use “call in” in the meaning of “make a short visit” in American English?
Yes, we do, but less commonly used.
Thanks a lot!!
Thank you adam,
I have a question for you.
When im with friends i speak english no problem, but when someone speak English Fuente i stutter can you tell me what should i do in that case.
It sounds like you need to relax. It’s not always about English, it’s also about confidence. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes– just be understood first.
Hope this helps a little.
In the video Adam says “Your son or daughter comes home from school they get the mail from their college they applied to” or “Your son or daughter comes home from school TO GET the mail from their college they applied to”?
Another question is about Past Simple Adam used… Adam said … “So, this morning, I woke up, I’m sneezing, I have a fever.” I thought when the morning is not over (and it’s not over, because you usually call in sick in the morning, before your job starts) you have to use Present Perfect not Past Simple? Thanks for your answer!
Another question, why didn’t Adam mention the #1 meaning of “call for” – meet sb at their home in order to take them somewhere? Thanks for your answer!
If I call in a specialist does it necessarily mean that he or she comes to my place? For example if I call in Dr. House, does this sentence mean that he comes to my place?
In spoken English, we often take short cuts. You need to pay attention to pauses and intonation to understand changes in focus, timing, etc. I can set up the context in the first (when they get home… then they get the mail… etc.). Same for this morning. I established the time (past, this morning) and then I put myself in the context and make it present continuous. You can’t do this in writing, but in speaking it’s quite common.
Call in means bring, but to the place you need him/her, not necessarily your home.
Call for — I must have missed that one.
Hope this helps.
Now, It’s clear! Thank you very much, Adam!!!
As always a great lesson! I’d like to suggest an explanation about meaning and uses of thy, thou and thee. I note those expressions in some places, such Canada’s national anthem! I wish all the best for all of you! Hugs
These are very old-fashioned terms meaning “you” in different levels of respect. I wouldn’t worry about these as they are not used now.
Thanks a lot Adam
I’ am a teacher of teaching language. I think your method in teaching is very unique and good, because your lessons utilizable for every one.
I’m a teacher of teaching language. I think your method in teaching is very unique and good, because your lessons utilizable for every one.
Thank you very much Mr. Adam !
it’s very great what you are doing Adam.i do like your explaination about phrasal verbs.keep it up and add more if possible.
Adam, I have watched this video but still I can’t make the best choose(between PP and PS) for 1b and 1c.
Thank you everyone :)
Adam, I found your site very fruitful to me. I want to improve my English further especially in the speaking part. Could you tell me the place where I can talk live in the internet, please. Many many thanks to you and your team for such a great effort of teaching english all around the world. keep it up.
Thank you Pratap,
To be honest, you’ll probably need to find a teacher to speak with you. As far as chatting sites, there aren’t any that I know of, but I will keep an eye out and let you know.
Yahooooooo I got 80% and its my 1st quiz. just amazing lecture Adam you are brilliant..
Thank you Adam. I did not hear this worts to much so I have to practice them and become them part of my vocavulary.??
a bit confused session. Needs more example
Thank you so much ADAM…
my english is better now, I hope… but my english is different, I spoke different, like the letter T, or some worlds, I do not how to say, but in my language is like
Better – Berer
Better – BeTTer – NOW
Really Nice!! Thank you so much.
Thank you very much for your kind teaching.
Actually I don’t really grasp the phrase “call in” can you please explain more about it?
Thanks in advance..
Call in basically means to telephone the office and say you are sick and can’t come to work :)
Thanks Adam! I learned a lot of new phrasal verbs today!
Thank you very much Mr.adam,
thank you Mr adam
Hi Mr. Asam
Tks for this lesson! I appreciate so much!
This lesson is amazing. i always have problem with phrasal verbs.
thanks teacher Adam i would like more phrasal verbs and slang thank you lot teacher
Thank you for expend
i got 9
You’re a really good teacher, thanks Adam!
Very good Adam!!!! I liked so much!
You grate would you plz give us more about parasal verbs
Thanks Adam :) , I adore the way you explain the lessons.
Thanks for your great job.
Can we use these phrasal verbs in formal writings?
I got 8 correct answers out of 10.
Thank you Teacher Adam. these phrasal verbs are very helpful in our daily conversation.
Thank you so much for your help.
Thank you for your lessons, Adam! They help a lot!
Thanks, Alex! Great lesson, as always! But, what about the phrasal verb “call out”?
Thanks Adam.you explain well. i just startup on your website so i am now beginner. but i want to tell you something about your example should be similar type of sentence to make a better difference between words.
Really helpful, thank you so much.
Hi! Adam.I`m korean boy ,so I want to be speaking english well. But I know this online of my friend.So, I felt I speaking,writing,and meaning. Thank you Adam. And I subscribe your youtube! Oh,my name is Kim Hyung Jun,and juniyni.Thank you~.
Thanks a lot…a very interestng lesson..
I viewed the video twice, still I have a problem with call into and call on…Do I have to learn them by heart to master and assimilate them better??? awaiting for your advice…
I’m an English beginner. I can’t fully understand your explanations about the phrasal verbs, because there are some new words in it and your speaking is fast for me. Could you please write some example sentances on the board for each phrasal verb? It will help me understand them clearly. Thanks.
Thanks your lessons are understandable Mr Adamm
MR Adam thank you
all your lessons are understandable
I find call to and call into a bit hard to understand ?
Thanks a lot…a very interestng lesson
Thank you very much Adam. I got 9/10 scores.
got 9/10 but these phrasal verbs driving me crazy ):
thank you so much Adam for your explanation
Thanks Adam you for your great explain about this material
Thanks a lot for your teaching
Thanks for the lesson! Great job!
Hi.. I´m from Ecuador..
Thanks for your class… Now It´s a little dificult understans phraasal verbs.. ;D.. But your class is amazing.
carefully listened to your speaking, I found out a mistake that you as a native English speaker made! in the middle of this lesson you said: ” Like I said “. Even though You learned me that like is always followed by a noun not a clause, you did this run of the mill mistake on your own.
I appreciate what you have been teaching to us since all your lessons are quite handy in particular when it comes to IELTS/TOEFL tests. Sorry for that, I did not want to be rude at all.Thank you for every single lesson you have made.
Hi ! advance or advanced!?
Hello Mr.Adam, Its a blog that has a easy access to the things. And i got 10 out of 10. Very happy to say. But in the second try… :)
Hello Teacher Adam and everybody.
After listening a great educational lecture, I feel better and more confident when I think about the exam that I have to pass.
Thank you all so much. I’ll be keepin on studying. Bye-bye :)
Hi Adam! Thank you so mach for lesson! Help me please. I can’t understand what different between “call on” “call for” and “call in”?
I’m really glad to your explanation it’s so amazing
could you pleas give us one more shot with verb run it’s so confusing me (phrasal verb with run)
Hi, I am very shy to speak English. Because of the shyness, I make plenty of mistakes while conversation. How to overcome this.
At first I really appreciate all the knowledge that you has given me with your lessons
Finally what is the best way to improve my english quickly, I see a lot of shows as How I met your mother or movies, but that is ok or is better read books in english?
I got 7. I need an improvement :(
Thanks…I got it all very well and it’s making for my improvement.
I got 80…..thnx Adam you are a great teacher…..
the number 5 of chose, why did we chose (in)not (for)?
Got 09/10. Thanks Adam.
Got 90 out 100, Thank you Adam, you are a very mind blowing teacher.
I must read more about phrasal verbs, I can’t to memorize them all .Thanks Adam!
Sorry, I made a mistake! “I can’t memorize them all.”
It helps. Thanks teacher Adam. I subscribed your Youtube channel.
this helped me a lot thanks Mr. Adam I got 9/10 number 4 was a bit confusing for me because I feel both call On and call in could be used to answer. you can call on a technician meaning ask him or you could call in one meaning hire which is basically the same thing to me . could you break it down further please?
It’s nice to understand lessons and practice them…
Thnx Adam your way of teaching is excellent.
Sir Please explain ‘call in ‘ phrasal verb again
Thank you Adam, you’re great
Adam, you’re an inspiration! Intelligent! Thank you!
Adam, you’re an inspiration! Intelligent! Thanks you for all your very lessons!
thank you Adam. this is very helpful and useful.
100 % thans to Adam! great lesson)
The best teacher! Very informative site. It helps me a lot. Thanks everyone!
I got a perfect score. This calls for a celebration!
Wow I got 10 on 10 ?
Thank you Adam for the exellent explanation and your amazing work.
thank you Adam
Hi Adam, thanks for your lessons, really interesting!
I was wondering how to find more quiz? I believe that training after each lesson is another main duty for a student like me.
Thank you adam,your explanation is very excellent,I listen after that i watch more videos about this Iesson , then ,I write gist and example for myself,finally I do quiz 10/10 point
Thank you adam,your explanation is very excellent,I listen after that i watch more videos about this Iesson , then ,I write gist and example for myself,finally I do quiz 10/10 point.
I got 9. Thank you very much. Best regards from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Thank you very much, Adam. It’s a really useful lesson . I see that I need to practice phrasal verbs more.
complete the vedeo call for invate u to eate steak.thank u bro
90/100!!! You are a great teacher
Phrasal verbs seem to be endless. But the more we practice, the more we can use them well later. To recap, I copied the explanations below:
call back – invite for second interview/audition
call in – bring, hire
call for – demand/require, the situation requires or demands something
call off – postpone or cancel
call on – ask
call up – go up a level, promote
call upon – ask for
on call – ready to work at a moment’s notice
I got 6/10 I need to improve
9/10! Good! I got 90 marks again! I really understand this lesson, wonderful!
Hello. Is this ‘draft’ you mention in ‘call up’ part same as “draught” which you explain in ” -augh pronouncing”? I mean could we write “They draught them? = They call them up?”
Thanks!!! Amazing explanation!
I THANK FOR HELP I HOPE YOU WILL BE ON CALL TEACHER .
HHH MANY THANKS INEED . BUT MANY IDIOMS AND PHARSE VERN FORM OF CALL HOW WE RMEMBER ALL OF THEM.
Thank you Adam for this amazing video.
thank you mr adam ,you are great