The phrasal verb ''break up''

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Language taught
Level
Intermediate
Course language
english
Learners
5
Total duration
1m

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vocabulary

vocabulary

In this video, I try to explain the phrasal verb ''break up''

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1 lessons

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Language taught
Level
Intermediate
Course language
english
Learners
5
Total duration
1m

ESL Teacher

What you’ll learn

    You will learn the different meanings of the phrasal verb ''break up''

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Hello everyone, today we’ll practice a phrasal verb: Break up. I’m sure you know the first meaning of break but ‘’break up’’ is quite different. When we say ‘’the boy broke the windows’’ we explain the situation in the picture. As you can see, the windows are damaged. Like most phrasal verbs, break up tells a different story. If you see your friend upset one day and ask him ‘’what’s wrong’’ and if he says ‘’My girlfriend wants to break up with me’’ this means his partner wants to finish their relationship, she doesn’t want to be together anymore. So, one of the meanings of break up is to finish a relationship. Another very common meaning of ‘’break up’’ is ‘’stop being heard on the phone’’. When we are on the phone, we sometimes have a bad network, or our friend has a bad reception and we can’t hear each other. In this situation we can say ‘’you’re breaking up. I can’t hear you’’ this means the reception is bad and the other person is about to get disconnected from the call.

vocabulary

vocabulary

In this video, I try to explain the phrasal verb ''break up''

Free

1 lessons