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||To return||“I went to Spain on holiday last year, I cannot wait to go back again next year.”|
|To pick out||To choose||“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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