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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"I've got to hand it to you!"
This means that you:

To _________ means to congratulate.

To ____________ is a reference to a historical custom of a gentleman showing respect.

To ___________ something or someone conveys a sense of excitement and enthusiasm.

Your friend is flexing his biceps in front of the whole class. You might say:

Your girlfriend is acting grumpy, but she says nothing is wrong. To express your confusion, you might say:

You declared your love to Laura, but she rejected you. Later on, Laura tells her friends about it, and they laugh in front of you.
What is Laura doing?

If someone is always picking on you, it's fair to _________.

To feel __________ means to feel sad.


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19 Comments on “Learn 18 English PHRASAL VERBS for compliments & criticism”


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Hi from your loyal subscriber!

Saturday, September 15th 2018

the lesson is quite difficult some your explanation is a bit of vague. Anyway thank you so much

Saturday, September 15th 2018

i hope that you could explane more because ididnot understand all of the phrasal … thank you

Saturday, September 15th 2018

We´re not going to run you down Mr Benjamin, we´ll all speak highly of you ;)
Thanks a lot!!

PS: I think the last answer of question number 5 would also be possible.

Sunday, September 16th 2018

It’s not a easy lesson but thanks Benjamin.

Sunday, September 16th 2018

the lesson is not easy,and the quiz too, but i rave about Benjamin

Sunday, September 16th 2018

Hi Benjamin,this lesson is too difficult to understand….

Sunday, September 16th 2018

Man I got 2 wrong how did you do?

Sunday, September 16th 2018

78% . Thank you ☺

Monday, September 17th 2018

2/9 what the.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

This lesson was difficult.

Friday, September 21st 2018

Your style is vivid and you are overall a very good teacher. You made a slight mistake, though : to “wax” lyrical (or angry or…) has nothing to do with candles made of wax. TO WAX is an old word which means TO GROW (angry, etc…). The opposite is TO WANE (to diminish ; e.g. the moon is waxing / the moon is waning. Hence “a WAN smile” : a weak or sad smile. All the best

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

    Thank you for the correction, lexandre! You’re quite right about “wax”. (In German, “to grow” is “wachsen”.)

    I looked up “wane” and “wan”, and the connection is less clear. “To wane” comes from roots that mean “lacking” or “decreasing”. “Wan”, oddly, used to mean “dark”.

    To make things more confusing, there’s also “wain”, which is an old-fashioned form of the word “wagon”.

    Wednesday, September 26th 2018

wax lyrical about!!! what does it mean???

Monday, October 1st 2018

nice to meat you all

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

I got 6 out of 9

Sunday, October 14th 2018

Thanks so much! Very useful! =D

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

I am wondering there is much better way to explain these phrasal verbs in clear manner.Most of the words that he is explaining looks like he himself doesn’t have clarity on it.

Monday, October 29th 2018

Thank you Benjamin! Not easy.

Monday, October 29th 2018
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