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  • 5 English Phrasal Verbs with Look (video and exercise)

    Learning English phrasal verbs is one of the most difficult, and most important, parts of learning English. Phrasal verbs are verbs made of two or more words, usually a verb and a preposition or a verb and an adverb.

    Below you’ll find a video that include 5 common English phrasal verbs that use “look.” Watch the video, then see if you can answer the questions at the bottom.

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    Fill the gaps with look for, look forward, look down on, look up, or look after. Use the correct tense. If you write your answers in comments, we will correct them.

    1. This weekend I am _____ ____ my 5-year-old nephew.
    2. We’re really _____ ____ to visiting Brazil someday.
    3. Some people ____ ____ on people that have less money than them.
    4. My wife has been _____ ___ her keys for an hour.
    5. I hope you’re _____ ____ to your next Skype English lesson.
    6. A lot of people ___ __ to President Obama.
    7. We’re trying to find someone to ____ ____ our cat while we’re gone.
    8. I try not to ____ ____ on people.
    9. Are you ____ ____ to your next English class?
    10. We are ____ __ a new place to live.
    • 1-looking after
      2-look forward
      3-down on
      4-looked for
      5-looking forward
      6-look up
      7-look after
      8- look down 
      9-looking forward
      10-looking for

      • Very good Thaisa! Number 4 should be “looking for,” (past continuous) but all the others are correct. 

    • Nice post I understand many phrases and learn more verbs like this to improve English.Thanks for sharing

    • 1) This week end I’m looking after my 5-years-old nephew.
      2) We are really looking forward to visit Brazil someday.
      3) Some people look down on people that have less money than them.
      4) My wife has been looking for her keys for an hour.
      5) I hope you’re looking forward your next Skype English Lesson.
      6) A lot of people look up to president Obama
      7) We are trying to find someone to look after our cat while we’re gone.
      8) I try not to look down on people.
      9) Are you looking forward to your next English class?
      10) We are looking for a new place to live.

      • LOIEnglish

        Giuseppe,

        Very good! You used all of the phrasal verbs correctly. But you did make some mistakes when you re-wrote the sentences. Can you see how you changed sentences 1, 2 and 5 to include errors that are typical of English learners?

    • LOIEnglish

      Good work!

    • susana gonzalez

      This weekend I am LOOKING AFTER my 5-year-old nephew.
      We’re really LOOKING FORWARD to visiting Brazil someday.
      Some people LOOK DOWN on people that have less money than them.
      My wife has been LOOKING FOR her keys for an hour.
      I hope you’re LOOKING FORWARD to your next Skype English lesson.
      A lot of people LOOK UP to President Obama.
      We’re trying to find someone to LOOK AFTER our cat while we’re gone.
      I try not to LOOK DOWN on people.
      Are you LOOKING FORWARD to your next English class?
      We are LOOKING FORWARD a new place to live

      • LOIEnglish

        You had a problem with the last question: we are looking FOR (to search) a new place to live.