What cheers you up when you’re feeling down? [phrasal verb]

What cheers you up when you’re feeling down? [phrasal verb]

In today's talk, Tim talks about the importance of Phrasal Verbs and shows you the first phrasal verb in the story "Charlie Brown's Christmas".  Don't miss the other episodes!

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Hi, it’s Tim here.  I said I’d try to write you every day, so… Excuse me, I said I would try to talk to you everyday, so here I am with a tip today.  And I have an e-mail...  I received an e-mail from someone.  And he was asking about our Tim and Tammy products with phrasal verbs - or, that teach phrasal verb.  And he asked me if phrasal were really _________ .  Are they something you really need to learn?  Are they something that you use _____ in and _____ out or are they something that you a going to use just once in your life.  I’ll answer like this:
It all depends on how far you want to take your English.  It depends on what level you want to reach.  If you just want to speak a little bit and ___  ___  with your English (There's a phrasal verb: ___  ___ !), you won’t need to learn them; but if you really want to understand series on TV, sitcoms, if you really want to get into the language…  For example, okay, talking about Christmas:  I was reading a story, “Charlie Brown's Christmas”, on my – see my Christmas gift! 🙂 – on my iPad.  I was reading this story “Charlie Brown's Christmas” and Charlie Brown here is feeling a little ______ , as always.  And this is what…  I'm going to show you today; and then some other days, I'll show you several phrasal verbs that appeared just in this story.  It's a children's story!  Charlie Brown was feeling a little ______ , so he went to check if there's anything in his mailbox to ______ him _____ .  And this is what it said:  “The next day, Charlie Brown checked his mailbox, hoping to find something to _____ him up”.  So he was hoping to find something to _____ him ___ .  There’s a phrasal verb there!  To “____ (him)  ___ ” means to make him happy, to encourage him.  So you can see that phrasal verbs – and I’ll show you other ones tomorrow and the next days – that appear just in this story “Charlie Brown’s Christmas”.  So how about you?  What _____ you ____ when you’re feeling down?  Tell me about it in the site; ok?  And see you tomorrow (maybe)!

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Hi, it’s Tim here.  I said I’d try to write you every day, so… Excuse me, I said I would try to talk to you everyday, so here I am with a tip today.  And I have an e-mail...  I received an e-mail from someone.  And he was asking about our Tim and Tammy products with phrasal verbs - or, that teach phrasal verb.  And he asked me if phrasal were really useful.  Are they something you really need to learn?  Are they something that you use day in and day out or are they something that you a going to use just once in your life.  I’ll answer like this:  It all depends on how far you want to take your English.  It depends on what level you want to reach.  If you just want to speak a little bit and get by with your English (There's a phrasal verb: get by!), you won’t need to learn them; but if you really want to understand series on TV, sitcoms, if you really want to get into the language…  For example, okay, talking about Christmas:  I was reading a story, “Charlie Brown's Christmas”, on my – see my Christmas gift! 🙂 – on my iPad.  I was reading this story “Charlie Brown's Christmas” and Charlie Brown here is feeling a little down, as always.  And this is what…  I'm going to show you today; and then some other days, I'll show you several phrasal verbs that appeared just in this story.  It's a children's story!  Charlie Brown was feeling a little down, so he went to check if there's anything in his mailbox to cheer him up.  And this is what it said:  “The next day, Charlie Brown checked his mailbox, hoping to find something to cheer him up.  So he was hoping to find something to cheer him up.  There’s a phrasal verb there!  To “cheer (him)  up” means to make him happy, to encourage him.  So you can see that phrasal verbs... – and I’ll show you other ones tomorrow and the next days – that appear just in this story “Charlie Brown’s Christmas”.  So how about you?  What cheers you up when you’re feeling down?  Tell me about it in the site; ok? And see you tomorrow (maybe)!

  • useful = útil / úteis
  • day in and day out = , dia após dia, rotineiramente, "todo santo dia"
  • how far = até que ponto
  • reach = alcançar
  • a little bit = um pouquinho
  • get by (phrasal verb) = "dar conta" de algo com o mínimo possível
  • get into (phrasal verb) = entrar (a fundo)
  • down = para baixo, desanimado
  • mailbox = caixa de correio
  • cheer (someone) up = alegrar/animar (alguém)

So how about you?  What cheers you up when you’re feeling down? Please tell me about it below.

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19 comments “What cheers you up when you’re feeling down? [phrasal verb]”

Wow! I would like to speak like you, but I am a beginner in the language. When I am feeling down, a big hug from my kids, cheers me up. I am going to travel now, but I wish you and your family Merry Christmas. Hugs from Brazil – SP.

Thank you Tim, great job! We appreciate your effort for teaching English as a second language!

Well, most of the times, what cheers me up is listening good music as rock and roll.

Great video, Tim. Keep up the good (awesome) work!

Merry Christmas!

Good music always lifts my spirit, too. I really enjoy Christmas music at this time of the year, for example. Thanks for writing! Merry Christmas to you, too!!

When I see a pharsal verb that I just have learned, in a movie or a sitcom and I understand it , It really cheers me up, It makes me keep learning. By the way, Thank you for all that you have been teaching for us, God Bless You!! Merry Christmas!!!

Thank you, Leandro! Merry Christmas to you, too! And whenever you come across a new phrasal verb in a movie or sitcom, write me about it, and I’ll try to share it with our Tim and Tammy friends; ok? Good luck with your studies!

When I’m feeling down I listen to classic music or I read a good book. That cheers me up. Talking to friends is always another thing that we can do… God stay with you… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish 2012 is gonna be wonderful to you and your families.

Yes, those are great suggestions, Ivete! Thank you for participating! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

Improve my english day in and day ou, it cheer me up!

Yes, that will definitely do it! 🙂

Hi Tim. It is my first time here, and when I find a great teacher as you seems to be, it cheers me up. I simply love studying English and I know a have miles and miles ahead, but now I count on you. Merry Christmas. Thank you for your great job.

Thank you, Claudia! And you’re doing a great job, too! Congratulations! Marry Christmas!

Hi dudes. First of all  I’d like to wish you all a very merry Xmas and a  happy new year; and the same to Brazil as well.
Ok, learning English is a very difficult thing I have been done along the years. And the only thing I’m sure is that there is still much more to be learned, so that I need to study almost every day, and besides I’m also teach English. I’d like to travel abroad some day and reamain there ( us, uk,.. whatever )at least three to six months away. 
I Really consider Phrasal Verbs as the soul of English language. 
Well, when I’m really felling down, only time given to cheer me up. The time is a very good medicine.

Excuse my mistakes!

Sincerely – Jadilson

Thank you, Jadilson! A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! Yes, you’re right, healing is often a matter of time.

When I understand a talking or a entire text in english it me really cheer me up!

I think your classes very useful, nice and fun.

Have a great new year Tim.

Thanks, Leomar! Happy New Year to you, too! I hope you have the joy of understanding entire texts in English many times this next year!

This english site is really pretty useful. I’m very grateful to find it. In fact it’s been a long time i’ve been getting email from you guys. For sure these messengers take my english to the next level. Please, don’t stop teaching us… God bless you guys.

Thank you, André! I hope you have a great year and that you will continue to take your English to the next level with us!

Glad to hear that, Renate! Thanks for saying hello. Hope you can stick around some more and learn with us here.