#TravelThursday: Phrasal verbs all about travel!

Posted November 6th, 2014 at 2:44 pm (UTC-4)
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A mother, child, and grandmother speed up on a road in Sichuan province, China

Happy #TravelThursday, friends!

As you already know from studying English, phrasal verbs are everywhere!

Tomorrow on TALK2US, my friend Caty Weaver and I will be discussing phrasal verbs that are related to traveling.

I  thought I would give you a little preview here. Hopefully you can practice these phrasal verbs with us tomorrow (Friday) on Skype, from 1800 UTC to 1900 UTC. We’d love to hear from you!

Phrasal Verbs about Travel:

take off: when a plane leaves and begins to fly. (Example: My plane takes off at 5:45 p.m.)

set out: to start a trip or journey. (Example: I plan to set out at around 7 a.m. to avoid traffic)

held up: to be delayed, to be running late. (Example: I got held up going through security, so I almost missed my flight!)

pop in: to quickly visit a place. (Example: I might try to pop in to that new museum in the city).

check in: to arrive and register at a hotel or airport. (Example: You should check in to your flight at least one hour before it takes off).

stop over: to have a short visit in a place while on the way to your destination. (Example: I’m going to stop over in New York City on my way to Boston).

*Try to write a paragraph using some of these travel phrasal verbs. I’ll be glad to help you out if you aren’t quite sure what one means. And don’t forget to try out these phrasal verbs with us tomorrow on Skype!)


Ashley Thompson
Ashley Thompson works at VOA Learning English. She is a fan of languages, waterfalls and dogs.



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