Phrasal verbs are a solid building block on the way to a band 6.5 score and higher. If you are able to use them freely, then then your speech will come across more natural. This can only be a good thing, especially when looking for the highest score possible.
Here are our top 10 phrasal verbs for the IELTS speaking exam.
|To meet up
|To see someone and do something together
|“I finally met up with my friends last week.”
|To calm down
|To relax and stop being angry
|“He was extremely angry so he walked off to calm down.”
|To call up
|To contact someone on a telephone.
|“I try to make time every week to call up my mother.”
|To fall through
|For something to fail to happen
|“I nearly bought a new car, but it fell through when they rejected my offer.”
|To get away
|To leave a particular place
|“Sometimes I want to quit my job and get away from my hometown.”
|To go back
|“I went to Spain on holiday last year, I cannot wait to go back again next year.”
|To pick out
|“My girlfriend takes a long time to pick out clothes for the day.”
|To run into
|To collide with something
|“If you don’t look where you’re going, you’ll run into something or someone.”
|To give up
|To stop doing something
|“He never gave up and now he has a band 8 IELTS score!”
|To turn down
|To refuse something
|“I turned down dinner, because I didn’t like that particular restaurant.”
What is your favourite phrasal verb? Tell us in the comments below! 😀
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