2020年01月30日

Phrasal Verbs Lesson 17

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Aya: Hi! Long time no see!
Marcus: Oh, hi Aya! I never expected to run into you here! Is that your son?
Aya: Yes! His name is Rani. He turned 4 just last month.
Marcus: He is a big boy now. He certainly takes after you!

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Liam: Here! I've picked out a few color schemes for the new website design.
Ethan: Thanks. Hmm. I'll have to go through it with my customers later.

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Oliver: I honestly thought that someone was trying to break into my car!
Charlie: Did you call the police?
Oliver: No! In fact, I came closer and didn't see anyone. I guess it was my imagination.

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run into : to meet someone by change
take after : follow an example, look like someone
pick out : chooose
go through : experience something, discuss something, deal with something
break into : burgle, soften with use (about shoes)
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[Example Passage]
Two weeks ago Hanna ran into her old friend Aoi. Aoi was grocery shopping. The two women started a conversation, and Aoi told Hanna about her latest news. She and her family have been going through a lot lately. First of all, someone broke into their house recently and stole some valuable things. To Aoi's disappointment they found their jewelry box and picked out her most farotite pieces to steal. Hanna was shocked to hear that. "I wish I would take after my mother" said Aoi. "She was suh a careful woman. She always kept her belongings safe!". "Don't worry, this has nothing to do with your character, it's just bad luck!" Hanna answered.
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2020年01月20日

Phrasal Verbs : Lesson 16

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Mr.Miyamoto: Did you get through to the manager?
Assistant: Yes, however I was cut off. I will call him again shortly.

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Luke: And then the main characters...
Sarah: Hang on! I hear someone.
Luke: Are you trying scare me?

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Adrian: How are you feeling?
Liz: Bad. I can't get over this illness. I still have a fever.(Coughs.)
Adrian: Speak up, I can't hear you! What's wrong again?

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Jake: Mark, have you seen Breda recently?
Mark: Gosh, dude! You broke up 6 months ago. Get over it!

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get through : deal with something, be connected on the phone, finish a task
cut off : interrupt a telephone conversation
hang on(hold on) : to wait for a short time
speak up : speak louder
get over : recover, overcome a problem
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[Example Passage]
Marie had a bad cold, which she couldn't get over for a whole week. She was bored and felt like talking to someone, so she called her friend Dan. When Marie finally got through, Dan couldn't hear her. He was only saying: "Hello?" Marie tried again: now Dan could hear her, but very quietly. "Speak up, Marie! I can't hear anything you're saying!" Dan said angrily. Marie asked Dan to hold on for a second. In the end she was cut off completely. Marie will certainly write an angry letter to her phone company.
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2020年01月02日

Phrasal Verbs: Lesson 15

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Trevor: Wow! Luke, where did you get the money for a new car?
Luke: Well, I've been putting by money, you know.

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Mia: Oh my I can't fit in my old jeans!
Sarah: You should cut down the amount of cakes you eat, Mia.

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Mr.Shu: Are the reports ready yet? I ask you to sort them out before noon.
Secretary: Yes, here you go. Please, browse through them and inform me of any mistakes.
Mr.Shu: I will. For now get on your work. We have a lot of projects to finish!

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put by: save something for a peiod of time(usually money)
cut down: make something fall by chopping, reduce the size of something
sort out: resolve a problem
browse through: look at a text or lest e.t.c. fast, without reading carefully
get on: succeed in something, make progress, continue
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[Example Passage]
On Monday morning Jasmine got on the bus like always. She found an empity seat, sat down and started browsing through the newspaper. One of the article was about a hundred-year old tree being cut down next week. People from greenpeace were furious. Jasmine turned the page. The next article she noticed was about a family trying to sort out if the youngest son was actually theirs. It was said that the nurses in the labour ward might have a mistake. The last article jasmine read before her stop was about the importance of putting by money for children's education. While Jasmine was reading it, she realized she had missed her stop.
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2020年01月01日

Phrasal Verbs: Lesson 14

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Alicia: Leo, when are we going on a picnic? You promised we'd go today!
Leo: I'm sorry, Alicia. We can't go today. It's so clouded over! It might rain.
Alicia: Okai... But if it clears up later, promise me we will go!


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Tim: Can I borrow your car?
Robin: No way! Remember last time? You must be crazy.
Tim: Cool down! Don't be so mad, I won't touch your car.

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Nana: Look at the trees! They froze over ar night.
Lucy: Yeah. It looks really beautiful. Especially now when it brightened up, and the sun is shining!


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cloud over : to become covered with clouds(usually the sky)
clear up : to stop being cloudy or rainy
cool down : to become cooler, stop being angry
freeze over : to become completely covered with ice
brighten up : to become lighter(when the sun starts to shine)
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[Example Passage]
I have seen the weather forecast on TV this morning. It was said that the sky would be clouded over. The weather man said that at noon it would clear up. I thought I'd wait until it brightens up to go shopping. However, I'll need to bring a scarf with me because it will cool down in the evening. I guess if the temperature falls even lower, my car will freeze over tonight.
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