Phrasal Verb: fill in

  1. fill something in / something out
    Transitive, Separable
    Meaning: to write information in blanks
    Example: Please fill in/out the form with a pen.

       fill someone in
       Transitive, Inseparable
           Meaning: to update someone with the latest information
           Example: Can you fill me in about what we discussed in the meeting?

Craig David can tell you more about this one:

Phrasal Verb: check out

  1. check in
    Meaning: arrive and register at a hotel or airport
    Example: We will get the hotel keys when we check in.

 check out
     Meaning: leave a hotel
         Example: Most hotels require you to check out before 1pm.

          check out someone/something
          Transitive, Separable
Meaning: look at informally
          Example: Check out these boots!  I want a pair.
That guy over there just checked you out!

Phrasal Verb: go after

  1. go after someone
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: follow someone
    Example: The police officer went after the thief in his car.

    go after something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: try to achieve something
    Example: I went after my dream and now I can work from anywhere in the world!

    What is your dream?  How are you going after it?


Phrasal Verb: add up to

  1. add up to something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: equal
    Example: In Ecuador, a meal typically adds up to $3 or $4!

I have been living in Ecuador for almost 6 months now.  Living expenses in Ecuador add up to a lot less than they do in the United States.

Did you know that Southeast Asia is one of the cheapest places in the world to live?  That will be my next stop in my travels.  Asia here I come!

Phrasal verb: look up to

  1. look up to someone
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: have a lot of respect for
    Example: I have always looked up to my parents.

When I was a child, I looked up to the US Women’s National Soccer team.  Did you know that the US Women’s National team won the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991?  Since then, they have also won the 1999 Women’s World Cup and four Olympic gold medals!


Who do you look up to?

Phrasal verb: fill up

  1. fill something up
    Transitive, Separable
    Meaning: to fill to the top
    Example: Can you fill up my glass with water?  I’m thirsty!

I love riddles!

If you had a three-gallon bucket and a five-gallon bucket and were told to get four gallons of water to fill up another bucket how could you do it?

I’ll let you know the answer tomorrow 🙂

Phrasal verb: brush up on

  1. brush up on
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: to improve, refresh one’s knowledge of something
    Example: I should brush up on my Spanish before I go to Spain.

Make sure that you brush up on your English for some time every day!  Listen to your favorite English song today and read along with the lyrics.