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Take over, Throw away

Try on, Turn around



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turn down (2)


Take over, Take up, Tell off,
Tick off (2)

1. Take over: to take control of a company, government, country.
I don’t want another company to take over my company. Yes or no?
Do you want a different political party to take over the government?

2. Take up: begin (a hobby or leisure-time activity).
I want to take up scuba diving someday. True or false? What hobby do your friends want to take up?

3. Tell (someone) off: to scold, criticize; speak bluntly what someone did wrong.
Is it okay or acceptable to tell a coworker or subordinate off, or to be indirect?

4. Tick off (1):
to irritate or annoy someone; make angry or upset.
What ticks you or your friends off? …………ticks me off.

5. tick off (2): to put check next to an item on a list.
Do you know the secret of success? What is the secret of success?

Throw away, Throw in, Throw in the towel, Throw off, Throw open

6. Throw away: discard; get rid of; put in the garbage.
People shouldn’t just throw away used things. Do you agree? Is there a recycling program?

7. Throw in: include as a bonus or added gift.
Does your company throw in a bonus or gift with (major) purchases?

8. Throw in the towel: to give up, quit; surrender.
After several years in business, Brad threw in the towel. What does this mean? What happened? Do you knew people who threw in the towel on a project?

9. Throw off: to rebel and free oneself from bondage, oppression.
After many years, the peasants threw off their yokes. What does this mean? What happened? Give examples.

10. Throw open: open widely or quickly.
What happened on the 26th of November (the start of the Christmas season)?

Throw out (2), Throw up, Try on, Try out

11. Throw out: to discard, get rid of.
People often throw out food. Why do they throw food out? Do people often throw out edible foods?

12. Throw out: forcibly make someone leave.
The landlord threw out the tenant. Why did the landlord throw out the tenant?
Do clubs sometimes or often throw people out?

13. Throw up: to vomit.
Keith threw up. Why did he throw up?

14. Try on: to wear new clothes in a dressing room in a shop to see if it fits and if you like it.
I always try on clothes before I buy it. I love to try on new clothes, even if I don’t buy them. True or false?

15. Try out: to sample; to use a machine, gadget, or taste food briefly to see how it is.
Why do supermarkets give free feed to shoppers? I always try out a new cell phone or laptop. Yes or no?

Try out for, Turn around (2), Turn down (2)

16. Try out (for): to undergo a test or trial to try to win a place on a team or other organization.
Have many of your friends or classmates tried out for the football team, acting roles, dance company?

17. Turn around (1): to change or reverse completely.
Bobby was walking down the street. Suddenly he turned around. Why did he turn around?

18. Turn around (2): to change for the better; bring from a bad to a good condition.
Can a unprofitable company be turned around? How can a loosing company turn itself around?

19. Turn down (1): decrease the volume.
I wish my roommate (neighbor, people outside) would turn down their stereo (TV). Yes or no?

20. Turn down (2): refuse, reject.
Our company turns down many job applicants. Many companies turn down my job application. True or false? Why do companies turn down job applicants?

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