Call Up

Call Up

Infinitive: Call Up
Present Tense: Call Up/ Calls Up
-ing Form: Calling Up
Past Tense: Called Up
Past Participle: Called Up
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To be chosen to take part in a military mission.

    Back in the day, men were randomly called up and obligated to go fight in a war.
    When you join the military, you could get called up to go overseas for a couple of years.

  2. 2

    To telephone someone.

    I miss being able to call up my grandma and listen to her funny stories.
    I want to talk to someone, but there is no one to call up.

Call Up
  1. Muhammad Ali was banned from fighting and imprisoned because he refused to join the military when he was _______ ___.
  2. ______ __ an ambulance, quick! Our dog is having a heart attack!
  3. My brother had always dreamed of being in the army, yet when he was officially _______ ___, the look of terror on his face showed.
  4. Who are we supposed to _______ ___ if we want to order pizza at this hour?
  5. My twin brother got ______ __ when he was only twenty two years old. He didn't want to go, so I went in his place, and the military never knew.

Use your headphones and listen for the phrasal verb Call Up in the video clip from the blockbuster movie Conspiracy Theory

  1. Jerry: I resolve to ______ you __ a thousand times a day, to ask you if you'll marry me in some old-fashioned way. Every little thing you do is magic!

    Alice: Jerry, those are song lyrics...

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Muhammad Ali was banned from fighting and imprisoned because he refused to join the military when he was called up.
    Call app an ambulance, quick! Our dog is having a heart attack!
    My brother had always dreamed of being in the army, yet when he was officially called up, the look of terror on his face showed.
    Who are we supposed to call up if we want to order pizza at this hour?
    My twin brother got called up when he was only twenty two years old. He didn’t want to go, so I went in his place, and the military never knew.

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