10 Phrasal Verbs Related to Learning
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will go through 10 phrasal verbs related to learning.
Here is the list:
- Be into
- Catch on
- Catch up
- Drop out
- Fall behind
- Hand in
- Look up
- Read up on
- Take in
- Take up
Meaning: to be interested in something.
- We think our daughter is going to study biology because she‘s been into plants and animals since her childhood.
- Most young people today are into business management and engineering.
Meaning: to understand something, especially after a while.
- It took me some time to catch on to who is the killer in the novel but eventually, I made it.
- I didn’t catch on the point. Can you explain it to me?
Meaning: to reach the same level as others.
- Brian has been ill for some time and now he is trying to catch up with other children.
- I found it really hard to catch up after missing so many maths classes.
Meaning: to leave school before finishing it.
- Steve Jobs dropped out of college after two years of studying.
- Mary dropped out of school when she was 17 and got married.
Meaning: to fail to keep the same level as everybody else.
- Gary broke his leg and fell behind with his schoolwork.
- Michael fell behind so much that he had a hard time catching up with other children.
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Meaning: to give a piece of your work to a teacher.
- All the students are to hand in their projects by the end of the month.
- Will you please hand in your papers for correction?
Meaning: to look for a piece of information in a book or on the Internet.
- Look up the meaning of the word “anger” in the dictionary.
- Let’s look up the structure of an opinion essay on the Internet.
Read up on
Meaning: to spend time reading about a subject.
- I spent all weekend reading up on articles related to this subject.
- Before writing an essay, I have to read up on the history of the area.
Meaning: to remember the facts you are trying to learn.
- The professor gave an excellent lecture but there was too much to take in. I couldn’t remember much of it.
- When you are listening to an English podcast, try to take in as much vocabulary as possible.
Meaning: to start learning something new, especially if it is for pleasure.
- After she graduated, Brenda took up studying Spanish. Now she can speak Spanish when she’s on holiday.
- Mark is thinking of taking up guitar lessons. He’s always loved music.