Why is everything up?

How are you doing? What are you up to? what's up and what's down?Phrasal verbs are a nightmare right? why can't we just say what we mean? Well that would be boring wouldn't it? ;)

Through teaching I have realized that there are certain phrasal verbs in which as a native you wouldn't think about not using in a natural conversation. Here is one example. If I wanted to know if you have a good relationship with your boss I am likely to ask "Do you get along with your boss" if you need to collect your children from school I might ask "What time do you have to pick up your children?"

You might be wondering why everything is up! we get up, we wash up, we make up lies, we back up our friends, we stand up to adversity, we give up when things frustrate us and we try to live up to our parents expectations and we mess up opportunities given to us.

My advice to anyone who is put off by phrasal verbs is to embrace them and see them for what they are. Peculiar and wonderful


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Hello. My name is Matthew and welcome to my profile. I have a master's degree from the University of Bristol and have been teaching English for four years now. I am currently living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I have also taught English in Spain and Brazil. Business English Two years ago I decided to specialize in Business English. Many people decide to learn English for work-related reasons and I believe my lessons are some of the most efficient in this field. There is a huge amount of colloquial language to learn and familiarize yourself with but how do you know what are the most important are most typically used phrases? I don't waste time teaching you stuff you can't apply or won't come across in real life. I truly believe my lessons plans are some of the most efficient around. I am currently teaching business English in Vietnam and I am always adapting my lessons to make them more effective. Exam preparation When teaching in Spain and Brazil I was working in academies which pr...
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