10 Pretty Useful Phrasal Verbs In PSLE English Paper 1
|Number||Phrasal Verb||Typical Usage|
When Sue heard the noise, she broke out in cold sweat.
Sue broke out in a rash after eating those mushrooms.
When Tim spotted the snake at the corridor, he backed away (retreated) in fear.
Mrs. Tan was inconsolable as she broke down (cried) on hearing the news of the accident.
It took Mr. Seng several minutes to calm down (steady himself) after he saw the accident.
It has been weeks but Alize has not gotten over (put it behind her) the dismal results she had for her recent examinations.
look forward to
Sally is looking forward to (eagerly anticipating) her birthday that is in two days’ time.
Several runners passed out (fainted) near the finish line due to the scorching heat.
The salesgirl had no choice but to put up with (tolerate) the customer’s unreasonable behaviour.
Max was worn out (very tired) after all that running on the field.
Robert tried to turn down (refuse) his friend’s offer of a cigarette.
A former educator, Teacher Chin has more than a decade of experience in teaching English from Primary Two to Primary Six in local primary schools. He is also a veteran in marking PSLE English Paper 1 and 2. When he is not entangled in linguistics at work, he can be found playing badminton doubles and trying to learn new digital tools such as Blender.
About the Author
Teacher Chin has more than a decade of experience in teaching English from Primary Two to Primary Six in local primary schools. He is presently, in his free time, having immense enjoyment experimenting with the Nimzo-Indian Defence in chess and trying out the Apacs Lethal 9 in badminton doubles.