Funky Phrasals
 
 
School days
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School days

SCHOOL DAYS
Funky Phrasals brings you some useful ways of talking about your education.

To make things easier, we have broken the phrasal verbs down into two parts.



Funky Phrasals
• to get ahead
• to get on
• to mess around
Part 1A - Listening
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Part 1B - Reading
Read the conversation

VICKI:We?re going to go back to school.
CALLUM:Because if you want to get ahead, you need a good education!
VICKI:That?s right. Well one way to get ahead with English is to use more phrasal verbs. For example:
CALLUM:'get ahead' Yes..my education certainly helped me get ahead ? it helped me to become more successful than other people.

If you want to get ahead you need a good education!


VICKI:It must have done Callum because now you?re working with me!
CALLUM:And that really is getting ahead!
VICKI:So what were your school days like, Callum?
CALLUM:Well..I suppose I got on okay.
VICKI:So you were quite successful.
CALLUM:I got on okay, yeah. Sometimes I messed around.
VICKI:Ah, you were sometimes naughty, and just played when you should?ve been working?
CALLUM:Yes, I messed around sometimes, just like most kids.


Part 1C - More examples
Here are some more examples of these phrasal verbs in use:
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Funky Phrasals
• to get down to work
• to get through
• to go on to
Part 2A - Listening
Listen to the conversation
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Part 2B - Reading
Read the conversation

CALLUM:I messed around sometimes, just like most kids. But then I usually got down to work in the end!
VICKI:Well, yes, if you want to succeed you have to start doing your work sometime!

I messed around sometimes, just like most kids.


CALLUM:So, I got down to work and I?m glad to say I got through all my exams.
VICKI:Well done you! So in the end, you started working, and even though it was hard, you managed to pass your exams, so then what did you do?
CALLUM:Well I went on to university.
VICKI:So after school, you continued your education at university ? just like me.



Part 2C - More examples
Here are some more examples of these phrasal verbs in use:
Listen to the examples
Download the text and examples (14k pdf)



Phrasal verbs quiz
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