upin them. I’ll explain the meaning of each phrasal verb and give you examples of their common usage. You’ll learn
cook up, and
make up. After the lesson, you can take the quiz on EngVid, where you can also watch many other free lessons on phrasal verbs.
thanks Gill, for this lesson, i gess the phrasal verbe ‘to dress up” has the same meaning as “to get up”, which is very used in the begening of history of Harry Potter to describe how strange the wizard’cloaks are. take care Gill
In this video Mr.Adam explain the meaning of “to get up”
Really great lesson! I have been learning english fo a few years. And i am in urgent need for a practice!) So you can add me in skype sergey.apex is my login, so feel free to add) Or this is my facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013083340414 Lets learn english together!)
Hi! I’m from Mexico City. Could we be writing by Facebook? I need a hard English writing practice. Regards.
You are lucky to be the first one to comment,Struggle.
thanks phamquynhanh , it’s just because i used to get in this website always, its very useful.
Oh! Finally I saw a Vietnamese person like me :v
Awesome Gil, phrasal verbs are extremely important, It definately makes our english better. I am going to london on new eyear’s eve, I am sure it will help in the Queen,s land.
Thanks Gill, this Phrasal Verbs are great and easy to understand…I’m learning in my school some Phrasal too..
Thanks a lot
how about ” made up someone’s up”
like…” I didn’t make up my mind yet”
to preparing for makeup, dolled up
You should say: I haven’t made my mind up yet!
(Present perfect & phrasal verb)
Thank you so much,Gill.
07 correct out of 10
Thanks Gill – it was a great lesson – I have become more mature :)
Thanks a lot Gil…… Your lesson was a great help
Hi Josu, Nice to see you here!!
You help me study English
100 percent thanks GILL.
I just want to know where are you from.your english is very well.
Could you please help with these sentences to see they are correct?
1. I did a wheelspin to my car
2. I had a wheelspin in my car
3. The car did a wheelspin or The car had a wheelspin?
4. I know that lights flicker but can I use this verb in the same way for the electricity power? like (The electricity power flickers, flickered, flickering)?
Very useful lesson, thanks.
What does “spoinking mean”?
Loved this lesson, I’m really into learning phrasal verbs. I just want to ask a question about the use of “drink up“ in the example as well as in the quiz it was used to mean finishing a drink in a bar, but I wonder if “drink up“ can be used in a different context. For example, I need to leave now, so I have to drink my coffee up. Does this sentence make sense? Thanks in advance.
Hi Edu.ma — yes, you can ‘drink up’ any kind of drink, in any location — it could be in a bar, a cafe, at home, in the open air, anywhere. The main idea is that to drink up is to finish your drink fairly quickly because you have to go somewhere else :-)
although the phrasel verbes are difficult to master them, i will try to remember of them as much as i can, thank you gill.
hello houitcha; how do you feel , and waht abouit JSMS
i hope you are well .
here is my advise to remembrer easely what you learn from this website:
first you have to subscribe in Gill’s channel on youtub, than you have to learn her lessons at the same time she explains them at the video
and you should repeat this as more as possible
this is called ” visual remenbering ”
thank you nighbour and have a good luck
don’t forget that every good neighbours should take into their considerations the feelings and needs of the others
Excellent video. Thanks
Thank you, Gill! This video is really helpful.
I am in panic. My English teacher asked me to do a presentation but I do not how to start. Please I have no idea what to do!!
I’m so thankful for this lesson. So useful!!
Have a nice weeek.
The prisoners were sitting in the corner whispering to each other. The guard was worried that they were _________ something up.
=> i don’t know why the answer for this question is cooking up :v :v Could anyone else explain to help me?
I wiil try to explain it. ‘ In this case ‘cooking up’does not mean to prepare a meal. These prisoners for example could prepare rebelion or any brutal activity. Simply, it is a slang expression.
Interesting lesson. Thank you very much Gill!
According your speach, the sentence in 7 task is not correct.
“Cheryl is a great manager, but she really messed up the presentation to our client”. It is wrong because we have to write: messed “something” up. Then the correct sentence will: “but she really messed the presentation to our client up”. Or am I not right?
sorry svetashev, you are not right
I would be grateful if you explane why I am not.
I will try:
it does not sound English. There is a big gap between verb and preposition. This gap brings a mess to sentence.
Maybe this can help you more:
Thank you very much Gill
Please i want learn more about conjunction verb
I hope see you speak about that
#4: I use to say it the way you use, but can I say “look up FOR it”?
#6: Why did you use “I’m having” instead of “I have”. This is the first time I see ING in this type of phrases.
Thanks & greets from Argentina (Hope it is from England someday)
4: you can say ‘look it up’ or ‘look for it’
6: it’s sometimes an option to use present continuous rather than present simple — it’s a variation in style :-)
Thank you fo lesson!
Hello Gill! Thanks for leeson!
Thank you Mrs Gill.
7/10 thanks teacher :)
Useful lesson. Thanks Gill!! :)
wonderful, thanks Gil
Hi buddies. I can’t watch any video,even in You Tube! Please help. What should I do????!!!
You probably need a VPN to watch YouTube (and EngVid) videos in your country.
Maybe. By the way thank you.
I should say I have been able to watch videos before but now I can’t.
Nice, I have a good luck or I have understood all of the concepts very well, I think that it was the second last sentence because teacher Gill explains so much clear and carefully that I could imagine by myself learning English. Now I am more confident with my look at this difficult subjet such as the phrasal verbs, although they are always complicated for foreigners student like me. Thanks a lot teacher Gill.
I think I have had a mistake in “foreigners student”, it will be “foreigner students” as a right one expression. Sorry.
Thanks angardiobel … I’m glad the lesson has helped your confidence :-)
The word ‘foreigner’ is used mostly as a noun — if you want to use it as an adjective you can say it this way: ‘foreign students’.
All the best with your English studies!
Yes, I was the same doubt with the noun “strength” and its adjective “strong” as with “foreigner” and “foreign”, e.g., the famous British Foreign Office. Thanks teacher Gill, very useful review.
However, I had some problems with words that ended with “-th” because there are others words that do it with “-ht”, e.g., “strength” and “straight”, and when you write them maybe not remember, besides in “dinner” and “dining room” I had the same problem. Thanks a lot to read these words, it’s a gread aid.
Another mistake detected with “there are other words” because “others” would be a pronoun and not an adjective. I will have to sharp my point of view when I write. Sorry.
Thanks Gill, great lesson.
Thank you Gill! I think that the phrasal verbs are very difficult for non native english speakers and this classes are very useful for us.
Thank you so useful phrases.
is it allowed to use those kind of phrases in academic writing??
Hi Ebtesam… thanks for your question. The answer is, it depends — some phrasal verbs are more informal/colloquial than others, and therefore not suitable for academic writing. For example, in an academic essay about a character in a play or novel, it would be better style to say ‘he was planning something devious’ rather than ‘he was cooking something up’. If you’re not sure whether to use a phrasal verb or not, it’s probably safer to use a single-word verb, eg ‘he located the word in the dictionary’ or ‘he referred to the word in the dictionary’ instead of ‘he looked the word up in the dictionary’. But the phrasal verb ‘look up’ is less informal/colloquial, so it would actually be ok in an academic essay. Sorry there isn’t an easy answer :-)
Thank you, Gill. It was a great lesson.
I nailed it. Thanks a lot for the lesson. please keep it up ma’am!
So nice to see you again.
Thanks for sharing new lesson.
I got 09/10. Gill, i m a little bit confused getting question 2. Why “messing” shouldn’t come in that. What i got from the sentence is prisoners were whispering so guard should assume that they are planning or going to mess something. In prison ,i guess there isn’t stove available for prisoner ,so how they can cook something? Please make this clear to me . Well, i found the quiz very interesting over all. Thanks gill.
Hi Anne — ‘cooking something up’ is metaphorical — it isn’t literally about cooking food. I mentioned that briefly in the video :-)
Pls reply my comment !! I want to ask you a question ! Could u pls help me with below question and explain it to me ?
Sarah is invited to lots of parties and she goes to ….
A : Everyone’s
B Every one
C : everyone
D : some one’s
I would say: She goes to each one of them.
Hi Dear Elismin
the correct answer is A definitely
she goes to everyone’s (everyone’party)
Hi Dear Elismin
the correct answer is A definitely
she goes to everyone’s (everyone’s party)
7 correct out of10
The same question?
It appears that online translators are in great trouble with the “phrasal verbs”…..but fortunately we can learn the right meaning of them through (by?) your beautiful lessons. Thanks a lot Gill.
It was interesting and helpful! Thanks a lot Gill.
This phrasal verb ‘+ up ‘ is confused me for a long time. I could not find any body explain it. Thanks you very much
Hi Gill, this lesson is so good, I did 10/10, thanks a lot.
Congratulations EngVid. You are helping to change my life with this gorgeous lessons. 10/10
Wow! PHRASAL VERBS
Thank you so mach! I wish you would make more the such of lessons with phrasal verbs. It is very helpfull.
Your explanation was very easy so I got ten out of ten. Regard!
Phrasal verbs:100% Thank you Gill
Good morning Jill, you are one of my favourite Eng Vid’s teachers!!! I always find very difficult to study the phrasal verbs but this lesson has been very helpful for me and very clear. Thank you!!!
10/10, your lesson is very explain!! thanks Gill!
9 out of 10!!! Great lesson. I’m learning so much with these videos!
I’m Adriano, from Brazil. Could we keep in touch through Skype? We can help each other and it’d be great. Yo hablo español también, pero necesito practicarlo más. Me encantaría cambiar conocimiento con usted.
Thanks teacher,lt was great
think you Gill.
I got 10 out of 10. Thank you for this useful lesson. Even though I am at the university I sometimes make mistakes when it comes to phrasal verbs :D So thank you again.
i got 8/10 !!!!
Thanks Gil very much! It was very useful and understandable!
Thanks, is very simple to understand you! I like listen you
Thank you for lovely quiz
Greetings form Ecuador! You are a very good teacher… Your class was so clear and I have lerned lots of new things, my knowledge has improved by your teaching techniques…Keep in this way!
THANKS GILL FOR LESSON
Thanks for the lesson,Gill. Greetings from Peru.
Thanks, Gill. I like your accent and I’m happy because I understand your lessons.
I have 8 .
Thanks Gill !!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS EXCELLENT LESSON
I FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING
I have 8.
Hi Gill. Thank you very much. I Particularly have difficult on phrasal verbs, but you explain such well that I understood the entire video. Thank you again
Thanks a lot Gill for the lesson. Score 100%.
Excellent explanation!!! we love you, Gill!
Thank you very much
I loved this lesson, thank you so much! I hope to see more lesson about phrasal verbs with different prepositions
thank you gill
you are an angel, and i will move haven and earth to stay fellowing your lessons ont this website .i’v got 10/10 on the quize ; thanks to me !!!!
Thank a lot Gill! I have 8 .
Thanks for Everythink, you are so special for me. I love your voce and your “teach way”!
Excellent explanation Mrs Gill!
Thanks a lot!
Nice lesson as usual. Many thanks for it. I love your pronunciation and your accent, so that I try to imitate you. I am not making it up… It is true!
Would you like to practise English with a Brazilian student on Skype? If so, be free to call me. It will be a pleasure for me.
I’m Adriano, from Brasília-DF. Could we talk to each other through Skype? It’d be great to find someone to practice English with. I’ve been studying English for the last five years now and I wanna become fluent faster.
Thank you for replying my comment! I would love to practice English (or Spanish) with you. Why not? I couldn’t find you on Skype, though. You’ve got so many namesakes there. Haha! Would you mind sending me your e-mail or Skype ID?
See you later man!
really amazing Phrasal verbs were my nightmare!
Now i got it!
Thanks Gill this lesson.
Thanks dear Gill .
thanks lot teacher
thank very very much teacher. You are great
\The is great teaching
Thank you ^_^
Thank you, Gill!
Gill, you are so good ! I love what you say, but, unfortunately, I can’t read ( education neglected )
Thank you Gill! Watching your classes, i am starting understanding better the english.
Thank you, Gill. My new friend Silas Wegg is now following you as well and he is very helpful.
Thank you, Gill.
I thank you. my scorre is 80.
Thank you alot.my scorre is 100 iam very glad.
Great lesson! Thank you!!
Thank you very much about this lesson I get high score but I wrong in 2 one of two about make up what’s meaning again because I get confuse
Means making story it not true
Thank you very much Gill
I am very satisfied .
Thank you for the wonderful lesson. Good job ❤️
Thanks, it is pretty helpful
Hi Gill! You’re amazing! Thank you very much!
Some to chat in Facebook for practice our writing? https://www.facebook.com/jocefl Thanks and regards.
Thanks ma’am gill!! I’ve learn so much this lesson now,,I’ve got 9 out of 10…
So many interesting phrasal verbs with “up”! They definitely helped me to “grow up” on English skills.
At first of all thank you for this lession. It was really intersting. But I have a question.
‘I’m having to read up..’ I supposed that ‘have’ can’t be in continious in this case. We should use ‘I have to…’ Could you explain it, please?
Ah, I have just found your answer on my question above. It is not a mistake it’s style. ) Thanks.
Dear Jill! Thank you very much for this lesson. I enjoyed every bit of it!
Excuse me, please. I’ve misspelt your name, dear Gill in my previous comment. :(
Dear Gill your class was great although I’m still having some doubts about how to write/speak phrasal verbs in the most proper way. Could you explain me in which contexts is better putting the pronoun between the verb and the preposition and in which ones is allowed putting it after the preposition? Regards.
Tanks a lot I got 100 % it helps me to much !! XD
Thanks teacher Gill, it was quite helpful!
Big LOOOOVE Gill! <3 You helps for me soo much, you are the best teacher ever! <3
You’re an excellent teacher! Thank you!!!
“The prisoners were sitting in the corner whispering to each other. The guard was worried that they were _________ something up.” it should be “messing sth up” also there is no information for “cooking so why the correct answer is “cooking”? Is there anybody could you please explain it to me?
It was very intersting…
thank you Gill, you’re the best teacher ever
it was a very useful lesson
GOOD NIGHT DUDES, THERE ARE A GREAT PHRASAL VERBS IN WHICH I COULD GET FAMILIAR WITH VERY GOOD.DRESS UP, DRINK UP, COOK UP, MESS UP, LOOK UP READ UP, SPEAK UP I HAVE SEEN THEM BEFORE BUT I CAN USE THEM MUCH BETTER.
phrasal verbs are used in English many native guys choose this modern idiomatic way to communicate with a higher level that is own with the language.I am really satisfied with the explanation that the teacher gave us clearly and comprehension.Thanks for your effective methodology of teaching in English.
Thank you ! You are really special.
It’s a great way to practice what us learned. Thank you all of you.
It’s a great way to practice what we’ve learned. Thank you all of you.
You are becoming my favourite english teacher this time. Thanks for your vids!!!
Many, many thanks Gill ☺. I’ve discovered your lessons today and it’s smashing! ?.
Have a good day ?
i get 80 im so happy …thanks chil
90/100 not bad, not bat at all.Thanks a million once again, madam!
Amazing lesson! Thanks, Gill ;)
Hello Thanks a lot. It was very informative. Good way to memorize.
Very good lesson Gil,
I’m Learning englisch and your phrasal lesson is very useful.
Thanks so much
Good job Gill
10/10 clear lesson thanks for all
Thanks Gill, very nice lesson
Thanks very much much for the lesson
Thank you so much for this valuable lesson,Gill.
I’d like to ask you for some advice. Which way is better to learn the phrasal verbs, one verb + different preposition like look for, look after, look up OR different verbs + the same preposition? It’ really hard to memorise the English phrasal verbs and use them in speaking and writing correctly)
I got 100 Thanks teacher
I’m on the way
I got 90%. Thank a lot Madam Gill for the lesson :)
Gill, you are the best!
Good evening teacher Gill, I’m very happy I got 100 percent. You explain very well and clear. It’s a very interesting lesson. Thank you very much.
Thanks a lot.I got all 10
9/10 pretty good!
Great job, I got 100%.. I like your class Mrs.Gill, I’ve gotten myself a real English teacher who explain everything so clear and easy going.. Thanks dear
Thank you very much Ms. Gill.
In the second question, does the word “cooking” have another meaning? I mean, if some blokes were doing something suspicious over the corner, I’d say they’re “messing” something up (kind of planning to run away), not ‘cooking’… May someone explain to me that?
100%. Thank you for the lesson!
Thank you Gill
Thank you so much Gill.