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Giving advice

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

that hard.

Gareth: You’re right… I’ll go and talk to him. It’s worth a try!

Steve: It’ll be fine! Good luck!

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Giving advice


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To put away something

To store things where they are usually kept.

Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.

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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.

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To hang up

To end a phone conversation

I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.

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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.

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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.

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