Phrasal Verbs 6/38: Call off, Carry on, Carry out, Catch up, Check in, Check out
September 9, 2019
Hi everyone. In this video of phrasal verbs, we will be
focusing on six new phrasal verbs from the book, “Phrasal Verbs with Pictures”. We will analyze their meanings, make some
sentences, do some exercises and lastly, watch some movie scenes where these phrasal verbs
are used. Okay, well… Before we start, please remember that this
video comes with subtitles in many languages and yours can be one of them. You can go to the setting and activate subtitles
any time you want. So if you’re ready, sit back and enjoy the
class. All right, well… Here is a list of today’s phrasal verbs: Call off, Carry on, Carry out, Catch up, Check
in, Check out Let’s get started with the first one… Call off has two meanings. The first one is
“to cancel an activity or a plan”. So basically, if you call off an event that has
been planned, you cancel it. Here is an example: The union threatened a strike but called it
off at the last minute. Okay… Call off also means “to restrain
an animal”. When we want someone to stop or restrain an animal that is behaving aggressively,
we can tell him or her to call that animal off. On the other hand, this phrasal verb
also has sort of a slang meaning. Like this: Dude! Can you please call off your mother
so she stops interrogating me? Carry on has a single meaning, which is
“to continue doing something”. If you carry on doing something, you continue to do it.
It is usually used with the preposition “with” as in this example: Her bravery has given him the will to carry on with
his life and his work. Carry out means “to perform or complete
a task”. If you carry out a task or instruction, you do it or act according to it. Let’s have a look at its example in the book: I’m just carrying out my orders. We’re just “carrying” you “out” of the woods. Catch up means “to reach or overtake”.
If you catch up with someone who is in front of you, you reach them by walking faster.
It can also be used when we want to say “to reach the same standard, stage, or level”.
It’s sometimes used with the preposition “with”. So, for example: During the evenings, the school is used by kids who want to catch up on English and mathematics. Check in means “to record one’s arrival at a place”.
When you check in a hotel, or if someone checks you in, you arrive and
go through the necessary procedures before you stay there. Similarly, when you check
in at an airport, you arrive and show your ticket before going on a flight. Here comes
an example: l will call the hotel and tell them we’ll
check in tomorrow. Check out is the opposite of “check in”,
but it has got some other meanings as well. When you check out of a hotel where you have
been staying, or if someone checks you out, you pay the bill and leave. So, let’s say
it’s almost time to leave the hotel. You might say: We have to check out in an hour,
so you had better start packing! Another meaning of check out is “to take
a look at something”. If you check out something, you take a look at it to make sure that everything
is correct or satisfactory, or just because it’s interesting. Like this: I’m not sure but we can go down to the library
and check it out. The third meaning of check out is “to be
verified as correct”. If something checks out, it is correct or satisfactory.
Like this: Surprisingly, her story checks out. She really
was at the library until midnight last night. Here is a quick summary: Call off: to cancel an activity or a plan,
to restrain an animal Carry on: to continue doing something
Carry out: to perform or complete a task Catch up: to reach or overtake
Check in: to record one’s arrival at a place Check out: to pay the bill and leave,
to take a look at something to be verified as correct Okay, cool! Now that we are done with all
six phrasal verbs in this unit, it’s time to do some exercises. We are going to solve
one of each four different types of exercises in the book: Multiple choice, Fill in the
blanks, Synonym and Translation. Great! Let’s get started! Your answers to these exercises go in the
comments. So, how about seeing these phrasal verbs in
action? Wouldn’t it be awesome to see people use them in actual dialogs? Well, I do think so,
and that’s why I compiled scenes from different films where they are used first
hand. So, with no further ado,
let’s get on with it! Those men are gonna die.
300 meters to the beacon. You need to call this mission off right now.
They’re right on top of it. Call it off right now. It’s getting dark soon. I’m calling this off for tonight. Disengage. Repeat, disengage.
Repeat, disengage. No!
Call off the missiles. I’ll do anything. John, shouldn’t we help him down? No, no, no,
I hate to cut him off midstream. Carry on. Oh, you know, if we carry on, I don’t think it’s gonna… This woman bothering you? What? No. This is my mother.
Ten-four. Carry on. I carried out my orders.
I sent in all of my boys… We will begin the trials and carry out the sentences. Now, our new District Attorney, Harvey Dent… …will carry out that promise. Congratulations. We’re going for a beer.
You wanna come? No, I’ll catch up with you guys. Just go. I’ll catch up. Now let’s catch up to that truck. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind, and Papa
Tomato gets really angry. Goes back and squishes him and says,
“catch up.” “Ketchup.” Commander Skywalker hasn’t come in the south entrance. He might have forgotten to check in. Daddy. Can I please fill them out?
You know how I like to check in to hotels. Ηey, look, man, you do what you want.
l’m out of here, man. l’m gonna check into a motel for a few days. Some of this information checks out.
Let’s go over to that house on Paper Street. All right, everything checks out, so let’s get you paid. Check out that 4×4. That is hot. Fire in the hole! Gump, check out that hole. We’ll have you checked out of here
in a couple days. There’s only one way to know.
Come on, let’s go check it out. Wrong! The only checking out you
will do will be to check out of here. Okay… If you want to see all these phrasal
verbs in their unique drawings and do many more of these exercises, you can always go
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