20 Phrasal Verbs thông dụng trong IELTS

Hãy làm cho bài speaking của bạn trở nên “mặn mòi” hơn bằng một số Phrasal verbs thông dụng sau đây nhé! 

  1. ask somebody out: invite somebody on a date – mời ai đó đi hẹn hò

He asked her out to dinner and a movie.

  1. ask around: ask many people the same question – hỏi mọi người về cùng một thứ

I asked around but nobody has seen my wallet.

  1. add up to something: equal – tương đương

Your purchases add up to $205.32.

  1. back something up: reverse – quay ngược, đảo chiều

You’ll have to back up your car so that I can get out.

  1. back somebody up: support – hỗ trợ

My wife backed me up over my decision to quit my job.

  1. blow up: explode – phát nổ

The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.

  1. blow something up: add air – bơm, thổi phồng

We have to blow 50 balloons up for the party.

  1. break down: stop functioning (vehicle, machine) – ngừng hoạt động (máy móc, xe cộ)

Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.

  1. break down: get upset – cảm thấy suy sụp

The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died.

  1. break something down: divide into smaller parts – phân tách thứ gì đó thành nhiều phần nhỏ

Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts.

  1. break in: force entry to a buidling – đột nhập vào nhà

Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo.

  1. break into something: enter forcibly (xông vào)

The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children.

  1. break something in: wear something a few times so that it doesn’t look/ feel new – mặc một thứ gì đó nhiều lần khiến nó không còn mới nữa

The new shoes is so tight that they hurt my feet. I need to break these shoes in before we run next week.

  1. break in: interupt – can thiệp, làm gián đoạn

The TV station broke in to report the news of the celebrity’s death.

  1. break up: end a relationship – chia tay, chấm dứt mối quan hệ

My boyfriend and I broke up before I moved to America.

  1. break up: start laughing (informal) – cười lớn, cười nắc nẻ

The kids just broke up as soon as the clown started talking.

  1. break out: escape – tẩu thoát

The prisoners broke out of jail when the guards weren’t looking.

  1. break out in something: develop a skin condition – nổi mẩn, gặp phải vấn đề về da

I broke out in a rash after eating shrimps.

  1. bring somebody down: make somebody unhappy – khiến ai đó cảm thấy buồn

This sad music is bringing me down.

  1. bring somebody up: raise a child – nuôi dưỡng trẻ con

My grandparents brought me up after my parents died.

 

 

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