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Learning Vocabulary - Get

Learning Vocabulary - Get

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich gets angry because he has to get the bus. The language focus is on the verb with the longest entry in the dictionary - get. Jack and Rich look at five different ways of using get and how it can help you sound more natural when you are speaking. Your task is to transform 10 different sentences using phrases with get in order to make the sentences more natural sounding. As always, we also have a new football phrase for you to guess. Enjoy!

 

We also did a video version of this podcast on the Premier Skills - British Council Facebook page. It's an experiment. Have a look and tell us what you think. It would be great to hear your opinions.

Transcript

If you find the podcast difficult to understand, you can read the transcript and listen at the same time.
Read the transcript and listen at the same time.

Intro: 

Jack: Hey Rich, you’re a bit late. Did you get stuck in traffic again?

Rich: No, not today. I had to get the bus! I hate getting the bus. I’ve got a horrible cold too. I’m not having had a good start to the day.

Jack: The bus? What’s wrong with your car? Did you get a flat tyre again?

Rich: No, but it did break down. I didn’t get in till eleven.

Jack: Did you get someone to help you?

Rich: Yes, I got my wife to come. She knows more about cars than me.

Jack: I could have helped.

Rich: I sent you a message.

Jack: I didn’t get it. Sorry.

Rich: I didn’t even get home in time to watch the football. 

Jack: Harry Kane got his first Champions League hat-trick for Spurs and Liverpool drew with Spartak Moscow. They should have won, though. It was a good game.

Rich: I was gutted to have missed it but I’ll get over it. They’re playing again in a couple of weeks. 

Welcome - Get

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

Jack: and I’m Jack

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?

Rich: In this week’s podcast, we’re looking at vocabulary and going to look at some phrases that will help you sound more natural when you’re speaking.

Jack: That’s right. We’re going to look at the word ‘get’ and how we can use it to sound friendlier - especially when we are talking in informal contexts.

Rich: And, we’ve got a couple of tasks for you to do while listening to the podcast so listen carefully.

Jack: Don’t forget, there is more information about the language we use on the page below and activities to help you understand. 

Rich: Make sure you listen to the end of the podcast because we’ve got another football phrase for you as well.

Topic Focus

Jack: Did you know that the word ‘get’ is the verb with the longest entry ... well, one of the longest entries ... in the dictionary? 

Rich: No, I didn’t, but I did know that it has lots of different meanings and can be used in many different ways.

Jack: The dictionary I’m looking at has got two pages - just about get.

Rich: So, are we going to teach the word ‘get’ in this podcast?

Jack: No, I think that would be too much, but we are going to look at some of the ways it is used.

Rich: That’s a good idea. It’s a very important word. It’s not only important because it has lots of meanings but it’s also important in other ways too.

Jack: A lot of the phrases we use with get are very common and if you use them, your English will sound natural. For us teachers, it’s easier to teach simple verbs with clear meanings, but they are not always the verbs we use.

Rich: Yes, it sounds much more natural and friendly if I say I got a present from my mum than if I say I received a present from my mum or Do you think we’ll get to the match on time instead of Do you think we will arrive on time?

Jack: Some of the messages we get ... not receive ... on the Premier Skills English website are perhaps a bit too formal. This can often happen if you speak a Latin-based language like French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.

Rich: This is because it’s often easier to choose a word that is similar in your own language, but the problem is that sometimes using the Latin-based words can sound too formal or sometimes a bit unfriendly.

Jack: So, if we want to sound friendlier we should use more phrases with get?

Rich: Yes ... and no. We don’t want you to use phrases like get lost. That can be rude. But, usually, phrases with get sound more natural and friendlier when you are talking.

Jack: What else is important about get? What about pronunciation? Gotten I sometimes hear this. It’s American, isn’t it?

Rich: Yes, you could hear a phrase like ‘he had gotten us tickets for the match’ which means something like he had gone and got us some tickets.

Jack: It’s actually an Old English word that is not used in the UK anymore but is still used in the US. We still use forgotten but we don’t use gotten anymore.

Rich: The most common way to speak about something that you have to do is to say ‘I’ve got to’ or ‘I’ve gotta’

Jack; It’s important to focus on the pronunciation here. Have a listen. Gotta … I’ve gotta go to work this morning. I’ve gotta remember to buy some milk.

Rich: So, we’ve spoken about the pronunciation and why get is important and in the next part we’re going to look at some common phrases and collocations that use get.

Task 1

Rich: Every week we give you a task to do in the comments at the bottom of the page on the Premier Skills English website. 

Jack: Last week we asked you to answer some questions about football and write other questions for our listeners and at the same time leave gaps where you might have to write articles such as the or a.

Rich: We are very happy to see you using the comments section to do the task. Sabonaleg from Ukraine correctly identified Eric Cantona

Jack: And thanks to Hariyuki from Japan for his question and thanks to Liubomyr from Ukraine for answering it.

Rich: It was also interesting to find out that neither Ukrainian nor Japanese use articles in their language. It’s great to see you all interacting with each other on the website. What’s this week’s task, Jack?

Jack: This week we’ve actually got two tasks for you to do. First we’re going to ask you to complete some sentences using phrases with get. Your second task is more complicated. We want you to change some language and use phrases with get so that it sounds a bit more natural.

Rich: So, your first task is to listen to five different sentences with gaps in and then listen to explanations of how we use get. You can use the explanations to complete the sentence. OK ... let’s go. Sentence 1.

Sentence 1

Jack: The train is not going to ______ until six so I’ll be a bit late, sorry. 

Rich:  Some common phrases with get mean to arrive. It is often added to places. You can get home, get to work or school, or you might say ‘I got there at six’ or ‘I’m going to get there before you.’ You can also get in. I might say I got in late when talking about arriving at my house.

Jack: Rich said that he got in at eleven last night. He got home at 11 ‘o’clock.

Rich: Did you complete the sentence?

Jack: The train is not going to get in / get there / get to the station / get to Manchester until six so I’ll be a bit late, sorry. 

Sentence 2

Rich: The players _________ when it started to rain. 

Rich: Some phrases with get can mean to become. You can get wet, get tired, get rich, get angry, get scared.

Jack: Rich got angry when his car broke down.

Rich: I didn’t get angry. I got a little cross but I didn’t get angry.

Jack: Did you complete the sentence?

Rich: The players _________ when it started to rain. 

Sentence 3

Jack: I’ve ______ a cold and I feel awful. I think I’ve ______ the flu.  

Rich: Some phrases with get can mean to catch something, like infectious illnesses, that you can catch from other people. You can get a cold or measles. You can get malaria from mosquitoes.

Jack: You can also catch public transport. You can get a bus or you can get a train. Rich’s car broke down so he had to get the bus today.

Rich: Yes, I did. I hate having to get the bus …  anyway … Did you complete this sentence?

Jack: I’ve got a cold and I feel awful. I think I’ve got the flu. 

Sentence 4

Rich: What did you ___ for your birthday?

Jack: Some phrases with get can mean to receive something. You might get help with your English from a teacher or you might get a present for your birthday or get a promotion or pay rise at work.

Rich: Harry Kane got his first Champions League hat-trick. He got the match matchball after his hat-trick this week.

Jack: Did you complete the sentence?

Rich: What did you get for your birthday?

Sentence 5 

Jack: I don’t _______.

Rich:: Some phrases with get can mean to understand. You might not get a joke when someone tells one or you might not get what someone is trying to say to you. I’m going to tell you a joke. Why did the chicken cross the road?

Jack: Err … I don’t know. Why did the chicken cross the road?

Rich: To get to the other side. ... Did you complete the sentence?

Jack: I don’t get it.

Task 2

Jack: We said earlier that using phrases with get are common when you are speaking and help you sound more natural and are often friendlier.

Rich: The language that learners sometimes use is too formal and serious which can make you sound a bit unfriendly.

Jack: This is often the case if your first language is latin-based like Spanish or French.

Rich: Our second task for you today is to change some sentences to make them sound friendlier and more natural.

Jack: We’re going to read out five sentences. Your job is to listen to each sentence and write a different sentence in the comments section without changing the original meaning.

Rich: When you change each sentence you need to include a phrase with get. If you find this difficult, there are some clues on the page.

Jack: Number one: Sorry I’m late. I was delayed by traffic.

Rich: Number two: We are very good friends. We have a friendly relationship.  

Jack: Number three: He’s sick but I’m sure he will recover in the near future.

Rich: Number four: You can’t always receive everything that you desire.

Jack: Number five: I’ll send you a message when I arrive at my house.

Can you work out this week’s football phrase?

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week? 

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was to be in form. The phrase means that a team or player is performing well. Manchester Utd and City are in form at the moment because they are winning and playing well.

Rich: Well done to Liubomyr and Numrut from Ukraine, Ahmed Adam from Sudan and Kwesimanifest from Ghana. You were the only ones to get it right last week - it was a difficult one. What’s this week’s football phrase? 

Jack: This week’s football phrase is to **** *** ******. This phrase is what a striker often does when he is one on one with the player that plays in goal. He runs towards the goal and ***** *** ******. The ball goes over the head of the opponent and into the net. It sounds like something you might eat when watching the match!

Rich: Yes, but are we talking about British ones or American ones. I like eating both, to be honest!

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below.

Rich: And don’t forget to listen to our round-up show called ‘This Week’. All the action from Matchweek 7 will be on the Premier Skills homepage on Monday.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. Do you know the words in bold?

You're a bit late, Rich. Did you get stuck in traffic?

I was gutted to have missed the match but I'll get over it.

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Do you know what they all mean? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words.

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, try to match the words and phrases to their definitions. All of the words were in this week's podcast.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Harry Kane gets his first Champions League hat-trick. Did you know that you get the matchball if you get a that-trick?

Language

Phrases with get

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about the word get. Did you know that it is one of the most frequent verbs in the English language? Jack and Rich spoke about some of the most common meanings of phrases which include get. They discussed five different meanings.

To arrive

We can use phrases such as get to work, get home and get to school to talk about arriving at a place. We can also use phrases with get such as I'll never get there on time or I'll get there before you to talk about places. Another common phrase is get in to talk about arriving at your house. You might say I got in at ten last night or I got in really late on Friday.  In the podcast, Rich said:

I didn't get home in time to watch the football.

To become

We can use phrases such as get angry, get tired and get old to talk about changing state. This usually follows the pattern of get + adjective. You are one thing and then you are another. In the podcast, Rich said: 

I didn't get angry. I got a little cross but I didn't get angry.

To catch something

We can use phrases such as get a cold, get malaria, get the flu to talk about infectious diseases that you can catch. This is actually similar to when we say get a bus or get a train to describe catching public transport something is passing (a bus or an illness) and we catch it. In the podcast, Rich said:

I had to get the bus and I've got a terrible cold too. I'm not having a good day.

To receive something

We can use phrases such as get help, get a promotion or get a present to talk about things that you receive. In the podcast, Rich asked:

What did you get for your birthday?

To understand something

We can use phrases such as do you get it to say that you don't understand something. It's more common in the negative than the positive. You might respond to a person speaking in a language you don't know well with I don't get what you are saying or when you don't understand a joke you might say:

I don't get it.

In the activity below, take a look at some sentences that use phrases with get and decide which of the above five meanings are being used.

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, look at all of the phrases and decide what the meaning of each one is.
How well do you know 'get'?

It's horrible when you get stuck in traffic. Do you ever get stuck in traffic jams where you live?

Language

Sounding Natural

When we are talking we want to sound as natural and fluent as possible. Using phrases with get can make you sound much more natural when you are speaking. Compare the dialogues below:

A: Did you get my message?

B: No, I didn't get it. Sorry.

A: Did you receive my message?

B: No, I didn't receive it. Sorry.

A: You look tired.

B: I am. I didn't get home until twelve last night!

A: You look tired.

B: I am. I didn't arrive at my house until twelve last night.

It is often better to use phrases with get when you are speaking because these phrases sound more natural and more informal. This can be difficult if your first language is Latin-based (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese etc.) because it is easier for you to use the Latin-based words that exist in English. However, these words are often more formal and usually used less frequently than phrases with get.

In this activity, take a look at some sentences and decide which phrase with get to use.

Activity 3

Activity 3: In this activity, show your knowledge of different phrases with get that were introduced in the podcast.
Do you remember the phrases?

Footballers often get injured.

Task

Sentence Transformations

In the second task in the podcast, Rich and Jack gave you five sentences to transform (change). Your task is to replace the words in bold with between two and five words and include the word in brackets (). All of the sentences should include a phrase with get. This is great practice if you think you might need to do English exams in the future because this is a common task you find in lots of international exams. Here is an example:

  • I couldn't paint the house on my own so I asked a friend for some assistance. (GOT)
  • I couldn't pain the house on my own so I got a friend to help.

Here are the five sentences we would like you to change. 

  1. Sorry I’m late. I was delayed by traffic. (GOT)

  2. We are very good friends. We have a friendly relationship. (GET)

  3. He's sick but I'm sure he will recover in the near future. (SOON)

  4. You can't always receive everything you desire. (WANT)

  5. I'll send you a message when I arrive at my house. (HOME)

Write your answers in the comments section below.

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about phrases with get.

Is there a word in your language that has lots and lots of meanings?

Is it easier for you to use words such as arrive, become and understand than phrases with get? Why?

Look at the task above and write your answers. Can you write another sentence transformation for other listeners?

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase, too!

If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
13/11/2017
BR
541
points

Correct me

Sorry I’m late. I got stuck in the traffic.
We are very good friends. We get friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will get better soon.
You can't always get all you want. (WANT)
I'll send you a message get in home.

For me is easier to use arrive, become and understand because many times I think the words in portuguese, after that, I do the translation to english. Think in english is a few difficult.
But I've been trying to get better.


RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
13/11/2017 01:49
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
541

Correct me

Sorry I’m late. I got stuck in the traffic.
We are very good friends. We get friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will get better soon.
You can't always get all you want. (WANT)
I'll send you a message get in home.

For me is easier to use arrive, become and understand because many times I think the words in portuguese, after that, I do the translation to english. Think in english is a few difficult.
But I've been trying to get better.

Yaewint
30/10/2017
MM
130
points

1. Sorry I am late .I got stuck in traffic. 

2.We are very good friends.We get on well with each other.

3.He is sick but Iam sure he will get over soon.

4.You can't always get everything you want.

5.I will send you a message when I get home.


Yaewint
30/10/2017 07:55
Myanmar
Manchester United
130

1. Sorry I am late .I got stuck in traffic. 

2.We are very good friends.We get on well with each other.

3.He is sick but Iam sure he will get over soon.

4.You can't always get everything you want.

5.I will send you a message when I get home.

Paulo Brazil 1979
13/10/2017
BR
19
points

Correct me!

Sorry I'm late. I got stuck in the traffic.
We are very good friends. We get a friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will bet better soon.
You can't always get what you want. (**P.S.: We can find this nice sentence in a famous Rolling Stones song!!)
I'll send you a message when I get home.

As I'm from Brazil I agree 100% with this Podcast: For me it is easier to use other words instead of "get", but I think it is a matter of pratice and contact with daily English to change the way I speak. After this leasson I'll try harder to use GET.

Unfortunately, no idea about the this week's football phrase! XD


Paulo Brazil 1979
13/10/2017 17:00
Brazil
Manchester United
19

Correct me!

Sorry I'm late. I got stuck in the traffic.
We are very good friends. We get a friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will bet better soon.
You can't always get what you want. (**P.S.: We can find this nice sentence in a famous Rolling Stones song!!)
I'll send you a message when I get home.

As I'm from Brazil I agree 100% with this Podcast: For me it is easier to use other words instead of "get", but I think it is a matter of pratice and contact with daily English to change the way I speak. After this leasson I'll try harder to use GET.

Unfortunately, no idea about the this week's football phrase! XD

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Paulo

Thanks for your message. We're really happy that you spotted the Rolling Stones song - I think you might be the only one!

All your answers are correct apart from the second. You should be trying to use the phrase get on. Can you try and rephrase the sentence?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:53
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Paulo

Thanks for your message. We're really happy that you spotted the Rolling Stones song - I think you might be the only one!

All your answers are correct apart from the second. You should be trying to use the phrase get on. Can you try and rephrase the sentence?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Paulo Brazil 1979
13/10/2017
BR
19
points

I've got a doubt! Could someone help me?

When we use "Get" instead of "Arrive" we can use "Get in" when talking about arriving in our house. So in this case the example used in the explanation "I didn't get home in time to watch the football." could be rewrite as "I didn't "get in" in time to watch the football."?


Paulo Brazil 1979
13/10/2017 15:29
Brazil
Manchester United
19

I've got a doubt! Could someone help me?

When we use "Get" instead of "Arrive" we can use "Get in" when talking about arriving in our house. So in this case the example used in the explanation "I didn't get home in time to watch the football." could be rewrite as "I didn't "get in" in time to watch the football."?

Rich's picture
Rich
13/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Paulo

Thanks for your message.

Yes, it would be perfectly acceptable to say "I didn't get in in time to watch the football". I agree that it looks a little strange when written down with the repetition of 'in'. You may choose not to write it down from a style point of view but there would certainly be no problem with the sentence in spoken English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
13/10/2017 15:56
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Paulo

Thanks for your message.

Yes, it would be perfectly acceptable to say "I didn't get in in time to watch the football". I agree that it looks a little strange when written down with the repetition of 'in'. You may choose not to write it down from a style point of view but there would certainly be no problem with the sentence in spoken English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

haruyuki's picture
haruyuki
11/10/2017
JP
38
points

Correct me.

1. The train didn't get in on time.
2. We are very good friends. We've got friends.
3. He gets sick but I'm sure he will recover in the near future.
4. You can't always get everything you desire.
5. I'll send you a message when I get to my house.


haruyuki's picture
haruyuki
11/10/2017 07:39
Japan
Liverpool
38

Correct me.

1. The train didn't get in on time.
2. We are very good friends. We've got friends.
3. He gets sick but I'm sure he will recover in the near future.
4. You can't always get everything you desire.
5. I'll send you a message when I get to my house.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Haruyuki

Thanks for your message. The first and fourth answers are correct. Well done! Have a look at these phrases with get and then try to use them in your sentences:

get on

get better

get home

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:51
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Haruyuki

Thanks for your message. The first and fourth answers are correct. Well done! Have a look at these phrases with get and then try to use them in your sentences:

get on

get better

get home

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Bouchakour
10/10/2017
DZ
4
points

Correct me.
It was very helpful for i get it all and i'll get my goals soon, i gess


Bouchakour
10/10/2017 21:28
Algeria
Chelsea
4

Correct me.
It was very helpful for i get it all and i'll get my goals soon, i gess

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

HI Bouchakour,

We're very happy that you GET IT! You achieve or reach your goals rather than get them.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:49
Spain
Liverpool
370

HI Bouchakour,

We're very happy that you GET IT! You achieve or reach your goals rather than get them.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/10/2017
SD
2837
points

Very very helpful podcast Jack n Rich. I've benfited from it alot with that (get). Really I can't thank you enough. Keep up the good work & God bless both of you!


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/10/2017 16:30
Sudan
Liverpool
2837

Very very helpful podcast Jack n Rich. I've benfited from it alot with that (get). Really I can't thank you enough. Keep up the good work & God bless both of you!

elghoul's picture
elghoul
09/10/2017
DZ
2902
points

In French the verb "faire" is used with lots of meanings. Like "dire" in arabic with the basic meaning in English of do.

It is easier for me to use get in place of other words.

Sorry I was late. I got delayed by traffic.

He is sick but he will get on well soon.

 

We get a friendly relationship. 

You can't always get on anything you want.

I will send you s message as soon as I will get home.

 


elghoul's picture
elghoul
09/10/2017 17:02
Algeria
Manchester City
2902

In French the verb "faire" is used with lots of meanings. Like "dire" in arabic with the basic meaning in English of do.

It is easier for me to use get in place of other words.

Sorry I was late. I got delayed by traffic.

He is sick but he will get on well soon.

 

We get a friendly relationship. 

You can't always get on anything you want.

I will send you s message as soon as I will get home.

 

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Elghoul

Thanks for your message. You use the phrase get home correctly but can you try to put these phrase with get in the other sentences:

get stuck

get better

get on

get

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:47
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Elghoul

Thanks for your message. You use the phrase get home correctly but can you try to put these phrase with get in the other sentences:

get stuck

get better

get on

get

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Violinka
09/10/2017
UA
1859
points

'Correct me' Sorry I'm late.I got stuck in traffic.
We are very good friends.We have get a friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will get over in the near future.
You can't always receive you want get.
I'll send you a message when I get in my house.


Violinka
09/10/2017 14:44
Ukraine
Chelsea
1859

'Correct me' Sorry I'm late.I got stuck in traffic.
We are very good friends.We have get a friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will get over in the near future.
You can't always receive you want get.
I'll send you a message when I get in my house.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Violinka 

Thanks for your message. The first sentence is perfect. We get stuck in traffic. The others need to be changed a little. Can you try to use these phrases:

get on

get better

get

get home

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:44
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Violinka 

Thanks for your message. The first sentence is perfect. We get stuck in traffic. The others need to be changed a little. Can you try to use these phrases:

get on

get better

get

get home

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Katkat
09/10/2017
GB
48
points

Can you please correct the spelling mistakes in these examples taken from above?

A: Did you recieve my message?

B: No, I didn't recieve it. Sorry.


Katkat
09/10/2017 13:22
United Kingdom
Chelsea
48

Can you please correct the spelling mistakes in these examples taken from above?

A: Did you recieve my message?

B: No, I didn't recieve it. Sorry.

Rich's picture
Rich
09/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Katkat

Thanks for spotting this. I've changed it now - a bit embarrassing really! 'I before E, except after C' is definitely something I should remember!

I hope you found the page useful.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
09/10/2017 14:07
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Katkat

Thanks for spotting this. I've changed it now - a bit embarrassing really! 'I before E, except after C' is definitely something I should remember!

I hope you found the page useful.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

milos
09/10/2017
RS
1884
points

Corret me.
Sorry I’m late. I got stuck in traffic.
You can't always get everything you want.
I'll send you a message when I get home.
He's sick but I'm sure he get recover soon.
We are very good friends. We get a friendly relationship.
I think thish week football phrase is **** shot.


milos
09/10/2017 07:30
Serbia
Manchester United
1884

Corret me.
Sorry I’m late. I got stuck in traffic.
You can't always get everything you want.
I'll send you a message when I get home.
He's sick but I'm sure he get recover soon.
We are very good friends. We get a friendly relationship.
I think thish week football phrase is **** shot.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Milos

Thanks for your message. 

The first three that you have written are perfect. Well done! You need to rephrase the last two a little. Can you try to use these phrases with get:

get better

get on

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:41
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Milos

Thanks for your message. 

The first three that you have written are perfect. Well done! You need to rephrase the last two a little. Can you try to use these phrases with get:

get better

get on

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

PACOSAEZ's picture
PACOSAEZ
09/10/2017
ES
448
points

correct me

Sorry I´m late. I got stuck in traffic.

We´re very good friends. We get on.

He´s sick but I´m sure he´ll get over in the near future.

You can´t always get everything that you desire.

I´ll send you a message when I get in.

 


PACOSAEZ's picture
PACOSAEZ
09/10/2017 07:01
Spain
Manchester United
448

correct me

Sorry I´m late. I got stuck in traffic.

We´re very good friends. We get on.

He´s sick but I´m sure he´ll get over in the near future.

You can´t always get everything that you desire.

I´ll send you a message when I get in.

 

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Pacosaez

Thanks for your message. Numbers 1, 2, 4 & 5 are perfect. Well done!

The phrase with get that you need to use in number three is get better. Can you rephrase the sentence? What can you use instead of the near future?

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:39
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Pacosaez

Thanks for your message. Numbers 1, 2, 4 & 5 are perfect. Well done!

The phrase with get that you need to use in number three is get better. Can you rephrase the sentence? What can you use instead of the near future?

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Almendra
08/10/2017
AR
3
points

Corret me.

Sorry I’m late. I got stuff in the traffic.
We are very good friends. We get a friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will recover soon.
You can't always get everything you want.
I'll send you a message when I get in home.


Almendra
08/10/2017 21:25
Argentina
Tottenham Hotspur
3

Corret me.

Sorry I’m late. I got stuff in the traffic.
We are very good friends. We get a friendly relationship.
He's sick but I'm sure he will recover soon.
You can't always get everything you want.
I'll send you a message when I get in home.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Almendra

Thanks for your message. Numbers four and five are correct. Well done!

In number one the phrase is get stuck rather than get stuff.  In numbers 2 & 3, can you try to use these phrases with get:

get on

get better

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:37
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Almendra

Thanks for your message. Numbers four and five are correct. Well done!

In number one the phrase is get stuck rather than get stuff.  In numbers 2 & 3, can you try to use these phrases with get:

get on

get better

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/10/2017
SD
2837
points

Or to "**** *** ******


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/10/2017 17:05
Sudan
Liverpool
2837

Or to "**** *** ******

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/10/2017
SD
2837
points

Football phrase to "dink the keeper", I guess


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
08/10/2017 16:56
Sudan
Liverpool
2837

Football phrase to "dink the keeper", I guess

Rich's picture
Rich
09/10/2017
ES
370
points

I love this phrase. It's not very common - either as a word or as an action on the pitch. It's very similar to this week's phrase but maybe a bit softer - a bit more delicate. 'DInk' is often used in tennis too!


Rich's picture
Rich
09/10/2017 08:38
Spain
Liverpool
370

I love this phrase. It's not very common - either as a word or as an action on the pitch. It's very similar to this week's phrase but maybe a bit softer - a bit more delicate. 'DInk' is often used in tennis too!

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/10/2017
SD
2837
points

The penny dropped! Thanks teacher Rich. Please, always stay by our side. You are helping alot


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
10/10/2017 16:15
Sudan
Liverpool
2837

The penny dropped! Thanks teacher Rich. Please, always stay by our side. You are helping alot

Minh Hoang's picture
Minh Hoang
08/10/2017
VN
276
points

Here are my answer for task 2:
1. Sorry, i am got in late. I was delayed by traffic.
2. We are very good friend. We got a friendly relationship.
3. He get sick. But i am sure he will recover in the near future.
4. You can't always get everything that you desire.


Minh Hoang's picture
Minh Hoang
08/10/2017 15:44
Vietnam
Liverpool
276

Here are my answer for task 2:
1. Sorry, i am got in late. I was delayed by traffic.
2. We are very good friend. We got a friendly relationship.
3. He get sick. But i am sure he will recover in the near future.
4. You can't always get everything that you desire.

Minh Hoang's picture
Minh Hoang
10/10/2017
VN
276
points

5. I will send you a message when I get home


Minh Hoang's picture
Minh Hoang
10/10/2017 12:48
Vietnam
Liverpool
276

5. I will send you a message when I get home

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Minh Hoang

Thanks for your message. Numbers four and five are good! In numbers 1-3, can you try to use these phrases with get:

get stuck

get on

get better

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:34
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Minh Hoang

Thanks for your message. Numbers four and five are good! In numbers 1-3, can you try to use these phrases with get:

get stuck

get on

get better

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Magda
08/10/2017
CZ
5
points

Correct mě
1. I got stuck in a traffic.
2. We get on well.
3. He will get over it soon.
4. You can't always get what you want.
5. I'll send you a message when I get home.


Magda
08/10/2017 08:50
Czech Republic
Liverpool
5

Correct mě
1. I got stuck in a traffic.
2. We get on well.
3. He will get over it soon.
4. You can't always get what you want.
5. I'll send you a message when I get home.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Magda

Thanks for your message.

Numbers 2, 4 & 5 are perfect!. Well done! In number 3, get better work better than get over. In number 1 traffic is uncountable.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:32
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Magda

Thanks for your message.

Numbers 2, 4 & 5 are perfect!. Well done! In number 3, get better work better than get over. In number 1 traffic is uncountable.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Gliga
07/10/2017
RS
10
points

1. Sorry I am late, I got a traffic jam.

2. Weare very good friends. We get very well.

3. He is sick but i am sure he will soon get recover.

4. You can't always get what you want.

5. I'll send you a message when I get home.


Gliga
07/10/2017 21:02
Serbia
Manchester United
10

1. Sorry I am late, I got a traffic jam.

2. Weare very good friends. We get very well.

3. He is sick but i am sure he will soon get recover.

4. You can't always get what you want.

5. I'll send you a message when I get home.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Gliga

Thanks for your message. Number 4 & 5 are perfect (number 4 is actually a famous Rolling Stones song!)

The phrases you need for the others are: get stuck, get on and get better.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:29
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Gliga

Thanks for your message. Number 4 & 5 are perfect (number 4 is actually a famous Rolling Stones song!)

The phrases you need for the others are: get stuck, get on and get better.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Yaewint
07/10/2017
MM
130
points

1. Sorry I am late .I got stuck in traffic. 

2.We are very good friends.We get on well with each other.

3.He is sick but Iam sure he will get over soon.

4.You can't always get everything you want.

5.I will send you a message when I get home.


Yaewint
07/10/2017 00:07
Myanmar
Manchester United
130

1. Sorry I am late .I got stuck in traffic. 

2.We are very good friends.We get on well with each other.

3.He is sick but Iam sure he will get over soon.

4.You can't always get everything you want.

5.I will send you a message when I get home.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Yaewint,

Numbers 1, 2, 4 & 5 are perfect. Well done! In number four, the phrase you're looking for is 'get better'.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2017 12:27
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Yaewint,

Numbers 1, 2, 4 & 5 are perfect. Well done! In number four, the phrase you're looking for is 'get better'.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
06/10/2017
UA
3124
points

I think that the phrase is to ‘**** *** ******’.


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
06/10/2017 14:53
Ukraine
Watford
3124

I think that the phrase is to ‘**** *** ******’.

Rich's picture
Rich
06/10/2017
ES
370
points

That was really quick, Liubomyr. Well done!


Rich's picture
Rich
06/10/2017 15:23
Spain
Liverpool
370

That was really quick, Liubomyr. Well done!

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Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Phrases with get

Task: Practise sentence transformations that will make you sound more natural