In today’s lesson we’ll take a look at phrasal verbs that use the word CHECK, their definitions and of course, many examples.
Then we’re going to look at some common confusing words and fully explain all these pairs.
First, let’s revise what the phrasal verbs are.
Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken and written English. So we need them to understand and speak natural English.
Phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb.
The verbs with “check” are quite popular in English language.
In its primary meaning the phrasal verb “check” is translated as «проверять».
But if it is used with the prepositions, it has a completely different meaning and some of them have more than one. So let’s consider some of them.
Check by – to visit a place to check something.
We checked by the office to see if the stuff was ready.
Check for something – try to find
They checked for many diseases before they let him into the country.
1. To go to the desk at a HOTEL in order to say that you have arrived, and to get the key to your room.
Please would you check in at the reception desk and sign your name in the book.
2. To show your ticket at an AIRPORT so that you can be told where you will be sitting and so that your bags can be put on the aircraft:
We had to queue for ages to get checked in for the flight.
Check off – to mark something on a list as done.
She checked off the children's names as they arrived.
I had to check off each item as it was delivered to make sure we got it all.
Check (up) on – to make sure something / someone is OK.
Jill checked on the cake to make sure it wasn't burnt.
I checked up on them to see if they were revising for the test.
Check out – to leave a hotel after paying for your room and services.
She checked out and took a cab to the airport.
Check out – to inspect, look at.
Check out the size of that dog!!
Check out – to examine something or get more information about it in order to be certain that it is true, safe, or suitable.
I checked the new restaurant out as soon as it opened.
Check out of – to settle up and pay before leaving a hotel
Guests have to check out of the hotel before midday.
Check over – to check something very carefully.
He checked over the contract to make sure there were no loopholes.
The English language has a few words that appear so similar that it's hard to tell the difference.
In this part of our lesson, we will cover some of them.
Community / Society
Community are the people living in one particular area or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality – населенный пункт, община.
Her ideas have attracted a lot of attention in the scientific community.
In this school, most of the children are from the Chinese community.
Society is a large group of people who live in the same country or area and have the same laws, traditions, etc. – общество.
The US is a multicultural society.
In most countries, the family unit is still the cornerstone of society.
Society also refers to that group of people who are rich, powerful, or fashionable – high society – высший свет.
There were 2,000 guests from European high society at the prince's wedding.
Society is also an organization to which people who share similar interests can belong – общество, организация.
the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The London Zoological Society
Pedestrian / Walker
Pedestrian is a person who is walking and not travelling in a vehicle – пешеход.
The death rate for pedestrians hit by cars is unacceptably high.
Bicyclists and pedestrians use the path.
Walker is a person who walks, especially for exercise or enjoyment – человек, любящий ходить пешком.
They've been keen walkers ever since they read about the benefits of exercise.
She's a very fast/slow walker.
Sign / Signal
Sign is a notice giving information, directions, a warning, etc. – объявление, указатель.
The sign on the gate said 'Private Property - No Admittance.'
The road sign points left.
Sign is something that shows that something is happening – признак, примета.
Flowers are the first sign of Spring.
Signal is an action, movement, or sound that gives information, a message, a warning, or an order – сигнал, команда, знак.
Don't move until I give the signal.
The signal for a race to start is often the firing of a gun.
The picture quality is bad because the TV signal isn't powerful enough.
Stop / Station
Stop is a place where vehicles, especially buses, stop in order to allow passengers to get off and on – остановка.
I'm getting off at the next stop.
Is this our stop?
Stop is also the act of stopping an activity or journey, or a period of time.
Please remain in your seat until the plane comes to a complete stop.
At the beginning of the project there were a lot of stops and starts.
Station a building and the surrounding area where buses or trains stop for people to get on or off – станция, вокзал.
They hugged each other when they met at the station.
Our office is near a railway station.
That`s all for today.
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