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Phrasal verbs con ON
|probar ropa para ver como queda
|I’d like to try on this jacket before I buy it.
|pretender tener un sentimiento o comportamiento particular
|Jack always puts on a British accent when he speaks English – it sounds funny!
|causar preocupación; causar molestia
|The decision to lend money to Frank has been weighing on me but I think it was the right thing to do.
|confiar en que alguien te ayudará
|You can always rely on Mark to think of a plan for the weekend.
|He keeps on saying that he didn’t do it, but I know he did.
|tener una buena relación con alguien
|I get on very well with my boss.
|coger trabajo extra
|Lisa’s on sick leave so I’ve taken on some extra work – I’m exhausted!
|competir contra un oponente
|Jackson took on the best player in the league and won.
|She wasn’t sure which colour she wanted. In the end she decided on sky blue.
|usar tu éxito para ir más allá
|It’s time to build on the success we had last year and expand our business.
|Hold on! Where are you going?
|bone up on
|revisar o practicar un tema durante un corto periodo de tiempo
|He’s boning up on some biology for the exam tomorrow.
|This is a great idea. I think it’ll really catch on.
|continuar por lo que parece un tiempo extremadamente largo
|We could agree on a plan and the meeting dragged on for two hours.
|When I get up in the morning, I always turn on the radio to listen to the news.
|We don’t think that this type of music really turns people on anymore.
|The new project is coming on nicely. We’re going into production next week.
|proyectar una imagen o personalidad particular
|Paul comes on as a really serious person, but he’s actually very funny.
|comenzar a funcionar o estar disponible
|The air conditioning will come on in a few minutes.
|look down on
|People at work look down on me because I didn’t go to a posh school like they did.
Phrasal Verbs con IN
|visitar un lugar o a una persona por un corto tiempo, especialmente cuando vas de paso
|We were in the neighbourhood, so we decided to call in and see you.
|estrechar una pieza de ropa
|The coat was lovely so I bought it and had it taken in so it would fit me better.
|poner una sustancia en la superficie y frotarla para que penetre
|You take some furniture wax and rub it in slowly – that table will look like new.
|They pushed Mandy into the science lab and locked her in.
|push in (informal)
|colarte (en una cola)
|I hate it when someone pushes in to the line at the supermarket.
|comenzar a creer, generalmente algo que es sorprendente o increíble
|We didn’t want to believe that they were going to close down the company – but it began to sink in after a while.
|They broke into the school and stole all the computers.
|I was making my presentation when the director broke in and told me there was a mistake in the figures.
|They’ve brought in a new law that prohibits cars in the city centre.
|After tax, Pete brings in about €2000 a month.
|aceptar la idea o decisión de alguien
|The government finally caved in to pressure from the opposition and called an election.
|Everyone chipped in to buy Mary a present when she retired.
|aceptar algo finalmente
|At first, I didn’t want to go out, but I finally gave in so we went to the cinema.
|There was so much information in the report that I couldn’t take it all in.
|engañar a alguien
|I think she was taken in by his confident behaviour at first, but she soon realised something was wrong.
|The cat looked hungry so we decided to take it in.
|In her speech, she worked in several references to the current political situation.
Ejercicios de Phrasal verbs con in y on
Rellenar los huecos de phrasal verbs con in y on correcto.
- I need some extra money. I can ______ on any work that you can offer. (take on)
- Even if she didn’t like the people she’s dealing with, she has to ______ a professional and cheerful expression. (put on)
- My mother is someone that I can ______ all the time. (rely/depend/count on)
- I’m confused. Both bags look great and beautiful. I can’t ______ which one I want. (decide on)
- I graduated with the highest honours in my class, I’m hoping to ______ my success and do a Masters. (build on)
- Can you please ______ while I transfer your call? (hold on)
- This movie has ______ . I think three hours is too long! (dragged on)
- She always ______ people who wear cheap clothes. She’s a real snob. (looks down on)
- I don’t understand why you like cricket – it’s really boring. But whatever ______ you ______ . (turns … on)
- After an hour of power outage, the electricity has ______ . (come on)
Elección múltiple. Elige la respuesta correcta con phrasal verbs con in y on
Until now, it’s hard to believe that it happened. It still hasn’t ______. (sunk in)
a.sunk in b. caved in c. taken in
They didn’t want to accept the offer but it was so generous that they finally ______ . (caved in)
a.caved in b. sank in c. took in
After months of persuasion, the boss finally _______ to our demands and proposal. (give in)
a.gave in b. broke in c. took in
Every time I and my friends go out, we _______ to pay for our food and drinks. (chip in)
a.chip in b. cave in c. work in
They’ve ______ a new policy at work which means everyone has to go home earlier. (brought in)
a.brought in b. given in c. broken in
Someone ______ our house last night and stole my mother’s jewellery. (broke in)
a.broke in b. caved in c. broke in
It’s rude to _______ when people are talking, especially regarding serious matters. (break in)
a.bring in b. take in c. break in
Please ______ and see us when you’re in the city. We can have dinner together. (call in)
a.call in b. rub in c. break in
It’s very rude to ______. People have been waiting here since this morning. (push in)
a.push in b. rub in c. break in
It’s hard for me to _______ her reasons for doing such thing. The end doesn’t justify the means. (take in)
a.take in b. cave in c. bring in
Ejercicios de Speaking
- What decisions in life have you made that were difficult for other people to take in?
- What turns you on in life?
- Do you always try on clothes before you buy them?
- Talk about an event that you attended that you were looked down on?
- Have you tried pushing in front of people waiting in line? How did they react?