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Let’s Talk Using Phrasal Verbs!

All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find vocabulary and role play materials which we use during our Conversation Club sessions in Zoom, but which you can also use on your own.

For A1-A2 Levels

Please, review the vocabulary related to the topic. It will help you feel more confident when role-playing and – if you find any words that are entirely new to you, make sure you write them down and use them in the Conversation Club meeting.

Part 1: TV Phrasal Verbs

  • Do you ever flake out in front of the television? When? What do you do when it happens?
  • Have you ever been let down by the way a TV series ended? Why? Which series?

Phrasal Verbs

Flake out:

  1. fail to keep an appointment or fulfil a commitment, especially with little or no advance notice.”he flakes out on plans all the time for no good reason”
  2. (of a piece of equipment or machinery) break down or malfunction.”the optical component had a tendency to flake out”
  3. slang : to fall asleep.
  4. slang : to be overcome especially by exhaustion

Let down:

  1. not do what people expect
  2. be a bad aspect/quality
  3. let air out of tyre
  4. let something move down
  5. make clothing longer
  6. to make someone disappointed by not doing something that they are expecting you to do

Part 2: Moving

  1. How do you usually get around your town or city?
  2. Who was the last person you bumped into? How did it happen?
  3. When was the last time you had to back down in a situation?

Phrasal Verbs To Use  

get around (get round)
MEANINGS: a ) travel to many places news b) be told to people
avoid or deal with problem c) persuade someone d) have sexual partners

bump into: when you meet someone by accident or unexpectedly

back down: to resign your position in a fight, argument, plan, etc.

Part 3: Feelings

Have you ever chickened out of something? What would you do if you were talking to a friend and they suddenly clammed up? Describe three people you get along with

Vocabulary To Use:

  1. chicken out: to stop doing something because you’re afraid
  2. deal with: to handle something, to solve a problem 
  3. get along: to have good relationship with someone
  4. get rid off: to remove something or somebody
  5. hang out: spend time with people, socialize
  6. look up to: to admire someone
  7. clam up: to refuse to speak or share your feelings


All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming

Self Study Suggestions:

Here is a short video encourage you to watch. You can comment and discuss it in our Whatsapp Group!