Phrasal Verbs and Idioms: Advanced Level - Lesson 2

source: Helena Daily English    2017年2月24日
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Multi-word verbs are verbs that combine with one or two particles (a preposition and/or an adverb), for example:
1 I was completely deceived by his charming manner.
(take in) I was completely taken in by his charming manner.
2 I never base my judgements on first impressions.
(go by) I never go by first impressions.
3 She could see what kind of man he was immediately, (see through)
She saw through him immediately.
4 She pretended to be an American tourist.
(pass off) She passed herself off as an American tourist.
5 She gave the impression of being a very kind person. (come across as)
She came across as (being) a very kind person.
6 He persuaded me to lend him some money.
(talk into) He talked me into lending him some money.
7 You won’t escape being punished for this!
(get away with) You won't get away with this!
8 The police told him to give them the gun.
(hand over) The police told him to hand over the gun.

Unit 5
Tapescript 5a 1 A self-made woman
1 come from a very poor background. My parents never had any money so we literally lived from hand to mouth. That’s probably why I set out to become rich before I was thirty. I found a job in a company, and when I'd saved up enough money I started up my own business. What do I put my success down to? Hard work. You have to work hard for what you want in this life.
2 A rich woman
I'm fortunate because I came into a lot of money when my aunt died and left me everything. I invested the money and now I live off the interest. I suppose I'm what you would call well-off - but money isn't everything. Sometimes it creates more problems than it solves.
3 A bankrupt businessman
At one time I was extremely well-off, but then came the stock market crash and I lost everything. I had no money to pay off my debts and I was declared bankrupt. What did I learn from this experience? Firstly, money doesn't grow on trees, and secondly, when you lose everything you find out who your real friends are - they're the ones who stay with you when you come down in the world.
4 Unemployed person
The last job I had was so badly paid that I couldn't make ends meet on my salary, and as a result 1 was always getting into debt. Everything was becoming more expensive all the time but my salary stayed the same, so I couldn't keep up with the cost of living. My bank account was in the red and I had no savings to fall back on. And then I lost my job. Now things are really hard and I have to get by on less than £50 a week. I know they say money can't buy happiness, but I'd rather be rich and unhappy than poor and unhappy.
5 A middle-aged regular saver
Some people spend money like water, but not me -1 believe in saving up for a rainy day. I put by a little money every week. You see, you have to think about the future when you're my age. When you're young you don't need money but when you're old. you can't live without it.

1. I've repaid all my debts.
(pay off) I've paid off my debts.
2. I save a little money every week.
(put by) I put by a little money every week.
3. He inherited a fortune when his father died.
(come into) He came into a fortune when his father died.
4. She survives on a very small income.
(get by on) She gets by on a very small income.
5. She gets all her money from her parents.
(live off) She lives off her parents.
6. My salary isn't rising as fast as inflation.
(keep up with) My salary isn't keeping up with inflation.
7. We thought her bad behaviour was the result of stress.
(put something down to) We put her bad behaviour down to stress.
8. I know I can always ask my parents for help if I'm ever in trouble.
(fall back on) I know 1 can always fall back on my parents if I'm ever in trouble.
9. She intended to become the best tennis player in the world.
(set out to) She set out to become the best tennis player in the world.