Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Phrasal verb get

Get is a very versatile word. Not only does it have various meanings by itself, but get can be combined with prepositions to form phrasal verbs. These phrasal verbs are very useful for talking about daily life, as you can see in the story below.

From Monday to Friday, I have to get up[1] at seven o’clock in the morning for work. This means that I get out[2] of bed and walk into the bathroom where I have a quick shower. After having tea and toast for breakfast, I get on[3] the number thirteen bus at the end of my road and get off ten minutes later at the local train station. There I get on3 a train that goes to the city centre. Twenty minutes later I get off[4] the train at Manchester Piccadilly. 

I have a very tiring day at the office, but with the help of six cups of coffee every day I manage(5) to get through[5] the week. I get along[6] well with my colleagues, with whom I enjoy several pints of beer at the local Irish pub. In the early hours of Saturday morning, I get back[7] home at four in the morning. On these occasions, I get into (3) a taxi that takes me back home, as there are no buses or trains at that time. I feel exhausted when I get out[8] of the taxi to pay the taxi driver.

Get phrasal verbs
Spanish translation
Get up
Arise from a bed, chair, etc.
Get on
Enter a bus, train, etc.
Get off
Leave a bus, train, etc.
Get through
Finish something
Get along
Llevarse bien
Have a good relationship
Get back
To return from somewhere
Get into
Enter a taxi or car
Get out of
Leave a taxi or car

[1] levantarse
[2] salir
[3] subir
3 subir
[4] bajar
[5] terminar
[6] llevarse bien
[7] volver
3 subir
[8] bajar