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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: get + particles 1 of 2

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hello I'm Nick Shepherd welcome

this video is the first of a series on multi-word verbs or phrasal verbs

what is a multi-word verb?

here are a few to give you an idea

and you can read more by clicking on introduction to multi-word verbs

at the end of the video or in the notes below

we are starting with the verb GET

and ten of its many different meanings with different particles

in two parts

here are the first five in part one

there's a link at the end of this video to part two

where we look at five more multi-word verbs with GET

number one is GET IN

two examples

and another one

we get in a car and we use in not on with cars

perhaps because we can't stand up inside

and we are very conscious of three dimensions

number two is GET OUT OF


this isthe opposite of GET IN

and the most common use is:

and like in out has three dimensions

number three is GET ON

we say get on the bus

you can say get in the bus too

but you can't say get on the car

well you can but nobody travels on a car

The train is like a bus

and we always say

and even

number four is get off

we say off with buses and trains

this is the opposite of GET ON

you could say get out of the bus but mostly people say get off the bus

but nobody says get off the car

unless they're talking to this guy

number five is get away

here's George

he's bored

he needs to get away for a holiday

his means escape sometimes literally

his Jim who also wants to get away

but not for a holiday

that's the first five multi-word verbs with get

and here is a quick check

here are five sentences

and you have to fill the gaps with the right particle

I'll give you ten seconds to think about it

you can pause the video if you like

okay here are the answers

well I hope that went well

if it didn't you could always look through the video again maybe tomorrow

I'm making a series on multi word verbs there's a link to an introduction to

these videos if you click on index of videos and introductions

there's also a link to part 2 of these ten verbs with get

OK that's all for now

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thank you to Caroline for the good drawings

I did the little diagrams

thanks to Hugo for technical support

and thanks for watching

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