Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pearson Brown English Lesson -Phrasel Verb "Go"

If food is stored in a hot place for too long, it will ‘go off’.

* I think this fish has gone off. It smells terrible.
* If you don’t keep it in the fridge, it will soon go off.

As time continues, we say that time ‘goes by’.

* One year went by without any news from him.
* Time goes by so slowly.

If you have an experience, you ‘go through’ the experience.

* I went through a lot of problems with my teenage daughter.
* The hurricane was an awful experience to go through.

If you are allowed to start something you can ‘go ahead’.

* The boss said we can go ahead and make the necessary changes.
* We can’t go ahead without approval from Head Office.

If you are ill, you may have ‘gone down with’ a virus.

* I went down with flu and had to take a week off work.
* My son has gone down with mumps.

If people receive news badly, it didn’t ‘go down’ very well.

* The news of the redundancies went down very badly.
* The increase in price has gone down surprisingly well with our customers.

The way you ‘go about’ a job is the way that you handle it.

* You’re not going about this very well.
* He’s not going about the job in the right way and is having a lot of problems.

Every morning, my alarm clock ‘goes off’ too early!

* The burglar alarm went off and scared them away.
* I slept in because my alarm didn’t go off.

If I want you to continue a story, I will say ‘go on’.

* Go on. Tell me more details.
* Please go on. This is very interesting.

If you choose an option, you ‘go for’ that option.

* I’ll go for the larger model.
* Which option will they go for?


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