Adam wants to buy a gift for his teacher, but he doesn’t know what to buy. He asks Bill for some advice…
Adam: Hi Bill! Have you got a couple of minutes to talk?
Bill: Sure, Adam. What’s the matter?
Adam: I need some advice… I have no idea what to buy my teacher, Mr. Richards, for his leaving present.
Bill: Mm…does he have any interests or hobbies that you know about?
Adam: I don’t know him very well, but he always tells stories about fishing and cooking.
Bill: Maybe some new fishing equipment?
Adam: Maybe…but that’s very expensive…
Bill: You’re right… What about a new cookbook? That would be a thoughtful present.
Adam: That’s a really good idea – that’s what I’ll buy him. Thanks for your advice Bill!
Bill: No problem at all…
To put away something
To store things where they are usually kept.
Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.
To hang something up
To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.
After the final fight of his career, he hung up his boxing gloves.
To hang up
To end a phone conversation
I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.
To put up with something or somebody
To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.
I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.
To get up to
1. To do something.
2. To do something that others would disapprove of.
1. What did you get up to on holiday?
2. The children have been getting up to mischief recently.