Gareth has had an argument with his best friend, James. He asks another friend, Steve, what
he should do…
Gareth: Steve, I need your advice. I had a huge argument with James yesterday and we
haven’t spoken since…
Steve: Why? What happened?
Gareth: Well, we got into a fight about different computer games we wanted to play. I
thought my game was better and I really wanted to play it, but he wouldn’t give in.
Steve: I don’t think you have to do much in this situation. I seriously doubt he’ll still be mad
at you. Just go and talk to him.
Gareth: What if it’s not that simple? What if he’s still angry with me?
Steve: Well, then try to find a mutual understanding and talk it out. If you don’t provoke him
in any serious way, you should be fine.
Gareth: But what if he tries to provoke me?
Steve: Look, if you’re good friends, then apologising and talking to each other shouldn’t be
Gareth: You’re right… I’ll go and talk to him. It’s worth a try!
Steve: It’ll be fine! Good luck!
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.