English Phrasal Verbs and Compound Adjectives

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U11: Count on

to be confident that you can depend on someone. Fall out: to argue with someone and stop being friendly with them. Finish with: to end a romantic relationship with someone. go off: to stop linking or being interested in someone or something. Hit it off: people hit it off, they like each other and become friendly immediately. let down: to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or were expected to do. look down on: to think that you are better than someone. look up to: to admire and respect someone. stick together: people stick together, they support and help each other. take after: to be similar to an older member of you family in appearance or character. Compound adjectives: Badly behaved: behaving in a way that is accepted as incorrect. grown up: if you say that someone is grown-up, you mean that they are an adult or that they behave in a responsible way. high tech: using or involved with the most recent and advanced electronic machines, computers, etc. last minute: done at the latest possible opportunity. long distance: travelling or communicating between 2 places that are a long way apart. middle aged: in the middle of your life before you are old. self confident: feeling sure about yourself and your abilities.

short term: lasting, a short time, or relating to a short period of time. well balanced: includes all the different types of food that the body needs to be healthy. well built: having a large, strong body. well organised: planned and arranged in a good way, to a high or satisfactory standard. well paid: earning or paying a lot of money.

U12: Amuse

to make someone laugh or smile. Cheer: someone cheers up, or something cheers them up, they start to feel happier. congratulate: tell someone that you are happy because something good has happened to them. highlight: to attract attention to or emphasize something important. promote: to encourage the popularity, sale, development or existence of something. reassure: to comfort someone and stop them from worrying. speak out: to say in public what you think about something such as a law, an official plan or an important issue. spread: to make a lot of people have a certain feeling. stimulate: to make someone excited or interested about something. both: two people or things together. either: used when referring to a choice between two possibilities. either or: used to connect two choices. neither: not either of two things or people. neither nor: used when you want to say two or more things are not true.

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