Useful Study Phrasal Verbs to Improve Fluency


– Today we are going to
study study phrasal verbs. I’ll explain that in just a moment. What’s up everyone? My name is Wes. This is Interactive English which is all about trying to help you guys practice and improve your English skills. In today’s lesson we are going
to talk about phrasal verbs, but phrasal verbs that
are related to study, so that’s what I meant when I said we are going to study study phrasal verbs. So the first phrasal verb that I have for you is think through. And this just means to carefully consider the possible outcomes of some situation, and you might say, you know I just need to think it through. You need to think something through, and really consider it
before you make a decision. – I just want you to think it through. – Still thinking things through. – What is there to think through? – Just try and think things through. – Let us think this
thing through logically. – I don’t want to decide just yet. I really want to consider things. You want to think it through. Its always good to think things through before you make a decision. The next phrasal verb is pick up, and you can pick up something or you can pick something up, and it just means to learn something. And often I think we use
it when we’re talking about a language or a musical instrument or even an activity. So for example, I would say that I am trying to pick
up Romanian right now. I am trying to learn Romanian, and many of you are
trying to pick English up, which is why you’re here. – You can’t just walk up to those guys. You have to get out there,
and learn the moves, get into their head, pick up the speech. – Picked up English faster
than I could teach it. – I got bored, I thought
I’d pick up a new language. – I’ll be back, I’ve never seen anyone pick it up that quickly. – Do you have a special tool for these? – If it has to do with my hands, I usually pick it up really quickly. – Now if you’re trying to pick up English, and you want to pick it up quickly, then I would recommend finding a teacher, and a great place to
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below in the description, and let’s get back to some
more study phrasal verbs. The next phrasal verb
is a pretty common one, and that is cheat on. You cheat on something,
and this just means to act deceptively or unfairly when you are completing a task. So you can cheat on a quiz. You could cheat on a
test or cheat on an exam. I don’t recommend that you
cheat on anything at school, but it does happen from time to time, to cheat on something. – What, you’re cheating
on your conversion test? (audience laughing) – When I was a kid, I
always played by the rules. I never cheated on a test. – I regret to announce
that someone in this class cheated on yesterday’s exam. – Then we have a three word
phrasal verb, read up on, and when you read up on something, then you are increasing
your knowledge about a topic by reading about it. So you might read up on history if you want to learn more about that. You might read up on a person. If you’re trying to find out
more information about them, you would read up on something. – I read up on my history,
thanks for the tip. – [Instructor] This will all
be on next week’s midterm, so I suggest you read up on it. – I’ve been reading up
on your family’s culture. – I’ve been reading up on
this whole Iraq War situation. – Then we have go through, and this is a great study phrasal verb because when you go through something, it just means that you
are scrutinizing it. You are looking at it very carefully, so you might go through a paper or you might go through a report that you wrote and you’re
looking for mistakes. So when you go through something, you are looking at it carefully. I always hope that you guys
go through the comments and read them because
it’s another great way to practice English and
practice your reading skills as well as learn more about each other. – I could go through the Panama papers. – We have to go through those documents. – I took the liberty of going
through your address book. – We still have the books
of Pherian to go through. – Then we have two phrasal verbs that actually have the same meaning, and those phrasal verbs
are hand in or turn in. So when you hand in something
or you turn in something, it just means that you submit something. You give it to the teacher. You hand in your homework. You turn in the paper. You hand in the essay. You turn in your presentation. So when you hand in or turn in something, you are just giving it to either
your teacher or professor. – Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my homework
in your handwriting? – Anyone failing to turn
in any homework assignment will be penalized one point
off their final grade. – Hey, I want to email you
my paper before I hand it in. – This is the first paper
she’s had to turn in. She’s bound to falter a little. – The next study phrasal
verb is fall behind, and this is a good one even though it’s not a good thing. You don’t want to fall behind because when you fall behind it means that you are not current or
up-to-date with some information or even some task, and
you’re really lacking in comparison to the other students, so when you fall behind
it’s not a good thing. But sometimes it happens,
and you might say, yeah, I just fell behind,
or I’ve fallen behind. – Boys are falling
behind in every subject! – You need to make school more challenging or else my son will fall behind. – We’re falling way behind. – You haven’t exactly been helping. – Is there any company that doesn’t have a product in production? – And I hope that you guys
have not fallen behind and that you understand every
one of these phrasal verbs, but if you have fallen a
little behind, that’s okay, because then you can just
go through the lesson again and again and again
until you have picked up every single one of these phrasal verbs, and I’m just gonna keep
saying them and repeating them over and over because that’s
just another great way for you to remember them. The next phrasal verb is drop out, and when you drop out that
means that you leave an activity or a program without completing it. And often people use it and they talk about dropping out of school. When you drop out of school, you just leave and you don’t complete it. – Everything else, I fail. I dropped out of school. – So you’re dropping out. – No, I’m going to public school. – You dropped out of college? – I heard you dropped out of school. – I went to university for a year as well before I dropped out, so I’m a quitter. – Don’t drop out of school. I definitely don’t recommend it. I think you should work
hard and turn in everything that your teacher asks you too (chuckles). At least that’s what I
would want from my students. I always want them to
hand in their assignments. The next phrasal verb is hand out, and this is a common study phrasal verb because you hear it a
lot in the classroom. To hand something out just
means to distribute something. You are passing something to the other students in the class. So oftentimes, teachers
would hand out an assignment or they would hand out a test or they’d hand out a quiz, or, yeah, most of the
stuff that they hand out, it’s not stuff that (chuckles)
learners are excited to get. Nobody wants a quiz or a test, but we gotta do them, and as long as you read up on all the information, then you should be fine. – True, I’ve been handing out assignments, and the kids turn them in and everything. – What kind of homework are they handing out in the first grade? – Why don’t you hand out the schedules? – That means we have to hand
out the preparedness packs. – The next study phrasal verb is catch on, and to catch on means that you understand what is meant or that you
understand how to do something. So maybe somebody might
have a difficult time catching on, and they have trouble understanding some material. – And you’re not going anywhere. – Of course not, I’m already there. – You’ll catch on. – But all our professionals
have college degrees. – I catch on pretty quick. – You’ve got to wait until your
contracts are up, I get it. – You catch on slow,
you’ll fit right in here. – I’m sure that you guys catch on quickly and you understood these phrasal verbs, but if you didn’t catch on, that’s okay. Just go through the lesson again, and just think it through. Think through these phrasal verbs, and try to understand them. Maybe you might want to read up on them so you have a better understanding and hopefully the fact
that I’ve been repeating all of these phrasal verbs helps you remember their meaning
a little bit better. So now I have an assignment for you, and I want you to turn it in, and the way that you’re
going to turn it in to me is by writing a comment. And all I want to know
is something very simple. I just want to know if you
caught on to this lesson. So if you understood all
of these phrasal verbs, if you understood my explanation
of these phrasal verbs, then in the comments
write, I catch on quickly. That way I know you
understood these phrasal verbs and maybe feel a little
more confident the next time that you are studying with others, or the next time you find
yourself in a classroom. These phrasal verbs can be used
in many different contexts. Thank you guys so much for watching. If you enjoyed this lesson,
please hit that like button, and I will see you next time.

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100 thoughts on “Useful Study Phrasal Verbs to Improve Fluency”

  1. Interactive English says:

    Did you catch on to these phrasal verbs quickly? Let me know! 😉
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  2. gazpi76 says:

    Way to go teacher. I did catch everything on quickly. Now I just need to repeat those phrases until they become part of my speech. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us.

  3. Yonny Lendo says:

    Wes whenever you come to Dominican Republic to spend a vacation please make me know because I've a big big desire to take a picture with you . Thank you Wes you're very helpful

  4. Sayeeda Yasmin says:

    I catch on quickly, 👍

  5. GENDA SINGH says:

    Good morning sir i am live in india

  6. Evelyna Koublová says:

    I understood, I caught on your explanation and I thank you so much for it!!!

  7. sandrafleitas says:

    I catch on quickly. Thanks!

  8. Manushaqe Hoxha says:

    I catch on quickly!

  9. Mengyi Gu says:

    I catch on quickly! Thank you so much for sharing! 😊

  10. Mr. Chris says:

    I think I'm fallen a little behind. I need to go through this lesson…

  11. Walid Mohamed says:

    I need an apk for speaking to peaple

  12. Fernando Batz says:

    My favorite is: point out

  13. Mos Randy says:

    Hello my friend 😊 Can I ask you something please ? Could you just tell me what should I say to a taxi drivers if I wanna signal them down? Which one more correct? Should I use this phrase 🙁 Could you give me a ride ) or (Could you drop me to the theater?) for example. Thanks in advance. God bless you and bless America

  14. Mos Randy says:

    Wow! The Egyptian pyramids 😍
    By the way, let me tell you that I studied business administration though I had to study a selective course that was "Egyptian history" and my professor was an American from Massachusetts 😊

  15. Eng Amin Dada says:

    First of all, I always catch up lessons but I don't go them through because I have never ever read up on them again.

  16. Meenu saini says:

    I am sure I will go through to the phrasal verbs again and pick up all as well as i will hand in to others .

  17. Morilus Jeanclinton says:

    I'm catch on

  18. Butterfly Butterfly says:

    I catch on quickly

  19. Candy Miller says:

    I catch up quickly. Thank you so much. This lesson really helps.

  20. joy full says:

    Excellent lesson on phrasal verbs. I feel im more close to real english than the one from textbook.

  21. Daka Datova says:

    You are my best teacher

  22. Manjula Arunasiri says:

    turn in is meant as I heard go to bed early.or not

  23. Phúc Quang says:


  24. ankur nishad says:

    Hi. I copiously good to know, u did it well with assorted all the phrasel verb into usage while speaking.

  25. Zasha Nwuke says:

    I do pick up more Interesting English Phrasal verbs from Wes,,,,your articulate and expressive.

  26. Ray Donovan says:

    some fu**ing people .why do they hit dislike baton

  27. Ray Donovan says:

    your lessons are comprehensible thanks a lot

  28. Ray Donovan says:

    i always watch ur vds

  29. Sandra Avalos says:

    I catch on quickly

  30. Asmaa Galal says:

    So beautiful to translate it

  31. Kanti Patel says:

    I catch on quickly

  32. Sixx Gyee says:

    Thank you so much and keeping do your videos ….and your voices sound really easy to me to understand .what's is your accent?

  33. Oscar Aguilar says:

    Thank you Mr Wes for that New words that you said because for me are new words.This class is the best that I have ,thank’s for all

  34. Mariam Ahady says:

    I catch on quickly…

  35. Neném Tião F says:

    Teacher Wes, are THROUGH and THRU the same thing ?

  36. Jaksael Silva says:

    Hello from Fortaleza-Ce-Brasil…
    Hello Mr Wes, I really have no idea how difficult it is to insert these videos to apply examples during the video but this is one of the things that Ensures my attention in a video lesson on YouTube, congratulations and thanks for the dedication in making videos so efficient , playful and complete.

  37. Nicky Kim says:

    I catch on quickly

  38. esmail says:

    I catch on very quickly. And by the way, I really admire the way you teach us English. Honestly, you are the greatest teacher I have ever seen.

  39. shebaz khan says:

    This kind of lectures I need please make more parts of this video and please cover up more phrasel verb.

  40. Luiz ENGLISH says:

    Great class as always, Mr Wess! Just can't wait for another phrasal verb's class!

  41. EnvMan says:

    I catch on quickly

  42. Ancy George says:

    Need collocations

  43. mei cai says:

    Amazing teacher, I catch on these phrase quickly. Thank you!

  44. Claudia Rodezno says:

    I catch on all this lesson but I have to practice a lot, I need a partner…

  45. Maxim le Centro says:

    I catch on quickly

  46. Dattajirao Mane says:

    I m not cheating on nd picking up English go thrpugh

  47. Fraih Zaineb says:

    Thank you teacher Wes I caught on quickly actually I'm in elementary level in English but I can understand u very well and this phrasal verbs actually it helps us to understand the native speakers so thank you all lot u videos so useful ❤

  48. Gustavo Silva says:

    I catch on your lesson , they're amazing!

  49. Tania Desruisseaux says:

    My beautiful daughter pick up English clearly than me.

  50. Neehar Kapila says:

    I was thinking through on how to pick up my writing skills and not to cheat on during my IELTS exam. I then got an opportunity to read up on the subject on the internet and go through different materials available. I was trying to hand in an assignment for the practice exercise and was regretful in falling behind or dropping out. I came across your channel during my research and found that this could be my best avenue to catch on all those volumes of vocabulary which I was missing. I am now confident that I can turn in my exam paper promptly from the time it was handed out to me 🙂 Thank you sir!

  51. Rita Wu says:

    I catch on quickly. Thank you

  52. Madley Pimentel says:

    Hey, teacher Wes! I haven't heard about some of those phrasal verbs. Thank you!

  53. Ngo Sam says:

    I catch on quickly and will read up on. Thanks. It’s so helpful

  54. Bruno Manoel says:

    I don't know how to memorize them , but thank you wes .

  55. Nahid Omer says:

    I always go through comment that help me pick up English quickly

  56. jan rie mojillo says:

    I catch on quickly. Great example

  57. Claudemir Martins says:

    I’m picking up the phrasal verbs. Thanks Wes.

  58. Dale Piong says:

    Does think sth through have the same meaning as think sth over?

  59. Jitkup P. says:

    I can catch on the lesson. Thank you Wes.

  60. Saida Mohssib says:

    Learning phrasal verbs is vital therefore I thought this idea through and decided to pick them up and read up on them ,and after going through the lesson over and over ,I caught on quickly,and now I truned in the homework you've handed out.
    Thank u😊

  61. Maryam Jeddipour says:

    I catch on quickly😊

  62. Mohiedin Halabi says:

    Thank you Mr.Wes I catch on all phrasal verbs that you go through on.

  63. Mevlüt Akdağ says:

    Yes i definitely caught on these useful pharasal verbs. I always meet these pharasal verbs when i watch or read. Thanks.

  64. Vicki Bee says:

    I am Gustav. I writing on my Verlobterin [fiancée] channel.

    I catch on quickly.

  65. Gladys Griffin says:

    This is another excellent lesson with a lot of useful and popular phrasal verbs. Honesty, I do not CATCH ON quickly but I will GO THROUGH the lesson again and again to PICK UP more each time.

  66. Vince capobianco says:

    Enjoyed watching your videos, very informative and interesting, Those movies and sitcoms fragments added are very helpful, It is not easy to understand those slang and idioms especially, thank you very much for your teaching.

  67. Ratana Kao says:

    I catch on quickly

  68. Thỏ Thanh says:

    I had READ UP ON expearence that i WENT THROUGH when i CHEAT ON an english test for my friend, and she was adviced me dont repeat that again.After i had THOUGHT THROUGH ,I was PICK english UP…for 6 months i was not still FALL BEHIND , i was improved my english skill…thank for advicing of my friend

  69. Yasin Tahir says:

    I want More episode of this topic

  70. anouchik1 says:

    thank you very much for this lesson – I hit the button again – I caught up most of these phrasal verbs and I will try not to drop out your interesting videos –

  71. Miguel Angel says:

    I'm going
    To pick up English quickly

  72. tmouillon says:

    HI I suppose i caught on pretty quickly, but i would say that you catch on quickly too, because you know what is important for us to do at the moment if we want to pick up a language, going through, reading up on topics like yours, What's needed is to stick at it. thank you very for all your ressouces; it helps a lot !!!!

  73. Noura M says:

    ‪I think I should pick up a meaning of ”pass, head, back” as a phrasal verb, is this right? Plz answer:(‬

  74. Ijaz Khan says:


  75. Олеся Ру says:

    I have a question. Do phrasal verbs have relevant… normal verbs? Or only phrasal verb is exist in certain meaning?

  76. Олеся Ру says:

    I catch on quickly=)

  77. Brunelly Bittencourt says:

    I catch on quickly. You're a great teacher, by the way. Thanks!

  78. Bel Araujo says:


  79. Mary Lieva says:

    I caught on quickly ☺️

  80. Muna Mazen says:

    I catch on quiquly ♥️♥️♥️

  81. Krishna Nicholls says:

    Even though I'm Indian but I catch on your videos. Your voice is music to my ears sir. I adore watching your videos.

    Best regards,
    Thank you.

  82. bel star says:

    muito obrigadaaaaaa 😍

  83. bel star says:

    O love the clips too. it helps a lot!😍

  84. coco says:

    Hi from Japan ! Your lesson is great, practical and useful for me💗
    Could I ask a question ? What is the difference between catch on and catch up ?
    I often say "catch up" when I understand something.

  85. Profesor Johan Trejos Reyes says:

    I am front Costa Rica your English lesson is good .

  86. jianhong shen says:

    I will tune in to catch on more contents in English learning. I pick up quickly in terms of language skills.

  87. Wendy Kan says:

    Thank you. I pick it up quickly due to your excellent explanation especially the way you wrap up at the end. You are a wonderful teacher. Thanks again for your hard work.

  88. Daniela Parvulescu says:

    I am glad you pick up Romanian. I am Romanian.😀

  89. Daniela Parvulescu says:

    Hi, Wes!Thank kou for answering me to my comment. I want to tell you a secret: I teach pupils English. I graduated from an English college in Bucharest many years ago but I like watching your courses. You are great!I like your way of teaching English. 🌷🇷🇴PS As long you live you learn. All my best regards

  90. Heng Hun says:

    Hi thanks for sharing. You make me pieces of cake to understand.

  91. Mohamed Cigaal says:

    My dear teacher I really enjoyed the way you're explain the phrase verbs

  92. Pharhad Hossain says:

    I enjoy your way of teaching

  93. Len Kipgen says:

    Catched on and I hope we'll catch up later

  94. Umair Hasan says:

    Well I'm a slow learner but I'm trying my best to catch on quickly!

  95. Rintu Ray says:

    I cought on these phrasal verb

  96. Zhang Jie says:

    Thanks Wes, this is super helpful. May I ask you a question? why did you use past tense in the sentence “I just want to know if you caught on to this lesson”, not “I just want to know if you catch on to this lesson” ?

  97. Vlog Soknita says:

    I caught on very quickly the words that you teaches me . Thanks for teaching me. But I want you to teaches about the Grammar because i always fail the Grammar too.

  98. Iftikhar Yusuf says:

    i catch on fast..thank you teacher but how i can remember them?

  99. Hao Luu says:

    i catch on the lesson quickly, and i'll go through it to remember it better.Btw, your lessons have been excellent and pratical, i've included your videos in my studying, thanks a bunch <3 😀

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