Unit 7: Lesson A

Outcome: by the end of the unit you will be able  to

  • talk about getting along with people.
  • use phrasal verbs

What does it mean "to get along with someone"?

  • You don't argue or fight
  • you're good friends

What people should you try to get along with?

  1. friends, family, classmates, co-workers, boss, teacher, professor, partner...

* So, it is good to get along with different kinds of people.

Lesson A

Do you know the meaning of this expression? 
"You don't tell me what to do, and I don't tell you what to do."

“Imagine that you have just moved into an apartment with friends. You know what they’re like socially, but you don’t really know what their personal at-home habits are. Do you think “Live and let live” would work?”

What are house rules?

Rules for a home that tell the people who live there what they should and shouldn't do. 

Why do we have them?
  • to make sure the housework is shared
  • to stop fights or arguments
  • to help eveyone get along
Imagine you’re going to share an apartment with friends. Think of one house rule you’d want.

Understanding phrasal verbs 
Tom asked Melanie to come in.
The man in front turned round and stared at me.
The meaning are clear if you know the words come, in, turn, and round but

Many phrasal verbs are idiomatic. The verb + the particle
has a special meaning.
find out
leave out
go back
make up
go on
put off
figure out
look into
turn down
come off

long for
(= pine for [sb/sth])
want, wish, desire, wish for, to be nostalgic (añorar, extrañar
Ø  I am not nostalgic for the Europe of six, nor do I believe there is a golden age to long for
Ø  I used to long for somewhere quiet to study
Blame (=culpa fault, guilt)

Ø  to hold (someone) responsible
Ø  to find fault with; criticize
Ø  to place the responsibility for (a fault, etc.) on:
Ø  His players had to take the blame (cargar con la culpa)
Ø  Don't blame me for the delay.
Ø  I don't blame you for leaving.


Phrasal verb
get along/on
Ø  like each other
Ø  to be on good terms;
Ø  to be compatible;
Ø  to be on good terms; agree. If people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other.    
Ø I get along well with most of my colleagues.
Ø I was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along/on.
clean something up
Ø  tidy, clean
Ø to make a place completely clean and tidy
Ø  to remove objects from a place in order to make it completely clean and tidy
Ø Please clean up your bedroom before you go outside.
Ø I'm going to clean up in here this afternoon.
Come up
Ø  To mention/refer/invoke something.
Ø  To appear
ØA number of interesting points came up at today’s meeting.
ØOur flight hasn’t come up yet.
Come up with (something)
Ø  To think of something such as an idea or a plan
Ø  To form an opinion, or to have an idea: measure, judge
ØIs that the best you can come up with?
Give back
Ø  to give someone something that they owned or had before
ØThe company had to give back all the money customers had paid.
Give up
Ø  to stop doing something that you do regularly
Ø  To quit a habit
Ø His wife finally persuaded him to give up smoking.
Ø Giving up his job was the last thing we expected him to do.
Go over (something)
Ø to check something carefully
Ø To study, check or examine something
ØCould you go over this report and correct any mistakes?
Look forward to (something)
to feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen, to be, or to become happy
ØHe had worked hard and was looking forward to his retirement.
ØI’m really looking forward to working with you.
Put up with someone/
Ø to accept someone or something unpleasant in a patient way
ØTo be patient, and to not complain too much: tolerate...
Ø  I don't think I can put up with three small children in the car.
Ø  How has Jan put up with him for so long?
Ø  I will not put up with your bad behavior any longer!
run out
Øto have none left
Ø to come to an end
Ø  We ran out of shampoo so I had to wash my hair with soap.
Ø  if a pen runs out, it has no more ink left in it.
wake up
Østop sleeping
We have to wake up early for work on Monday.
have someone over
Øif you have someone over, they come to your house to visit you or to stay with you
We’re having the Simpsons over for supper on Tuesday evening.

Phrasal verb
Short of/on
Ø  not having enough of something.
Ø We're short of cash right now.
Ø I wanted to bake a cake, but I was short of eggs.
Ø Usually at the end of the month, I'm short of money.
let down
Ø Betray(sell out)
Ø To make someone feel disappointed or less hopeful.
Ø to make someone disappointed by not doing something that they are expecting you to do.
Ø get down (lower)
Ø She really let me down when she didn't come to our party.
Ø He let down the whole team.
Ø He let the car down off the lift.*****
Ø Can you let down this dress a few inches?
Ø I was a bit late but I couldn’t let them down completely.
Ø The families of the victims feel that the justice system has let them down.
get around to
Ø to do something after you have intended to do it for some time
Ø find the time …
Ø I meant (wanted) to call you, but somehow (by some means)I never got around to it.
Ø We must get around to cleaning those windows.
Get off your back
Ø used for telling someone to stop criticizing you or telling you what to do.
Ø Ways of making or receiving criticism or blame.
Ø to rid (eliminate)yourself of someone who is annoying you
Ø I was willing to do almost anything to get her off my back.
tag along
Ø accompany someone
Ø to go somewhere with someone else although you are not needed.
Ø When Charlie goes on a business trip, I often tag along.
drive away
Ø to make someone stop wanting something or stop wanting to be with someone.
Ø Increasing prices will only drive customers away.

Inseparable Phrasal verbs
1.  get around  to (doing)something
Ø finally find time to do something you intended to do or  would like to do.
Ø Bill eventually got round to the washing-up.
Ø One of these days, I will get around to making the trip to Paris.
Ø I wanted to see that movie but never got around to it.
2.  come across as
Ø give other people a certain feeling,  (certain) impression or opinion about you.
Ø I don't know Emily very well, but she comes across as an intelligent girl.
3.  come across (SB)
Ø (encounter [sb] by chance)
Ø We came across Monica in the post office.
4.  go along with [sth]
Ø agree to sth. or be willing to accept sth.
Ø permit, consent to
Ø I usually just go along with what she says to avoid any arguments.
5.  go along with [sb]
Ø support, agree with
Ø Rachel is happy to go along with Harry's suggestion.
6.  Go through (with [sth])
Ø experience, especially something unpleasant  or difficult.
Ø (do as planned)
Ø Bethan had doubts about applying for the job, but eventually went through with it.
7.  Look out for [sth]
Ø stay vigilant  
Ø  You must look out for snakes when walking in these hills.
8.  Look out for [sb]
Ø support someone, take care of or feel responsible for someone
Ø because he could not look out for his people
Ø friends tend to look out for each other
9.  Look up to [sb]
Ø admire and respect [sb])
Ø Many children look up to their older siblings.
Ø Boys often look up to professional athletes as role models.

to be on good terms; agree:

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