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11 Phrasal Verbs to Boost Your Speaking Score to Band 8 or Higher (Part 2)
11 Phrasal Verbs to Boost Your Speaking Score to Band 8 or Higher (Part 2)

11 Phrasal Verbs to Boost Your Speaking Score to Band 8 or Higher (Part 2)

Have you enjoyed the previous lesson about 10 Useful Phrasal Verbs to push your IELTS speaking score? Today’s post will help you hike up your IELTS Speaking score with another 11 commonly used phrasal verbs in the oral English so that you can make use of in the IELTS Speaking test.

 

1. Work out: calculate
Example: I need to work out whether I can afford to study abroad.

2. Catch up: to try to reach the same standard, stage, or level as others after you have fallen behind them (like you’re chasing someone, or with your studies)
Example: I fell behind after 1 week off from school and had to catch up.

3. Carry on: continue
Example: I’m going to carry on studying IELTS till I get the score I need – I’m not giving up!

4. Come acrossTo meet or find (something or someone) by chance.
Example: On the halfway back home, I came across Tom, what a coincidence!

5. Read up onto study or learn by reading
Example: Before setting out to travel around the world, I read up on all the places I planned to visit.

6. Sort outto find a solution to (a problem, etc), esp to make clear or tidy.
Example: It took a long time to sort out the mess.

7. Zone out: fall asleep or lose concentration or consciousness.
Example: I just zoned out for a moment after such a long drive.

8. Put up with: endure
Example: After graduating, I had to put up with many months of unpaid work before finally being given a permanent contract.

9. Come up with: to think of, develop, or find something
Example: They’ve tried their best to come up with a feasible solution to air pollution.

10. Look back onThink about something that happened in the past
Example: When I look back on my childhood, I’m amazed by the crazy things we used to do

11. Call off: to stop or cancel
Example: They called off the football match because of the weather forecast.

Do you have any other phrasal verbs you’d like to use in the IELTS exam?

Let us know what they are in the comments section below!

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Janet had been an IELTS Trainer before she dived into the field of Content Writing. During her days of being a Trainer, Janet had written essays and sample answers which got her students an 8+ band in the IELTS Test. Her contributions to our articles have been engaging and simple to help the students understand and grasp the information with ease. Janet, born and brought up in California, had no idea about the IELTS until she moved to study in Canada. Her peers leaned to her for help as her first language was English.

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