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Jonathan: In this lesson, you’ll learn different idiomatic phrases that use the word “get”. We’ll listen to a conversation at Dave and Sheila’s apartment.
Dede: Dave's feeling bad because of his break-up, but he and Sheila are a bit bored so they want to have some fun.
Jonathan: As usual, they will be speaking very informally. Ready to listen?
Dede: You betcha!
Dede:

Lesson conversation

Dave: I'm bored. We should do something after work to get out of the house tonight.
Sheila: Agreed! I have a colleague who said he could get us into that new club in Dupont Circle; you in the mood to shake your booty?
Dave: I do love to get down…but I haven't really been in the mood for dancing since Isabel dumped me.
Sheila: Aww, did she trample your heart? I didn't realize you hadn't gotten over her yet.
Dave: Yeah… I'd rather do something more low key.
Sheila: What about that bar in Adams Morgan? It's always packed, and it has lots of microbrews.
Dave: Sounds good. I get off work around six.
Sheila: Okay, well, I better get going to work.
Dave: Yeah, me too!
Sheila: Hope you feel better!
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Dave: I'm bored. We should do something after work to get out of the house tonight.
Sheila: Agreed! I have a colleague who said he could get us into that new club in Dupont Circle; you in the mood to shake your booty?
Dave: I do love to get down…but I haven't really been in the mood for dancing since Isabel dumped me.
Sheila: Aww, did she trample your heart? I didn't realize you hadn't gotten over her yet.
Dave: Yeah… I'd rather do something more low key.
Sheila: What about that bar in Adams Morgan? It's always packed, and it has lots of microbrews.
Dave: Sounds good. I get off work around six.
Sheila: Okay, well, I better get going to work.
Dave: Yeah, me too!
Sheila: Hope you feel better!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Dede: I didn’t realize that D.C. had so much in terms of nightlife…
Jonathan: You probably remember when we learned about Happy Hours as a popular destination for young professionals.
Dede: Sure do!
Jonathan: But D.C. nightlife is not just after-work drinks. The city has a wide variety of night-life options that range from hip-hop dance clubs and jazz bars to gay and lesbian clubs and bars that serve hundreds of kinds of beer. Whatever your preferred nightlife style, they are bound to have a good option for you in Washington, D.C.
Dede: Sounds like it can be a fun place for anyone!
Jonathan: That’s for sure! Let’s get to the vocab, then!
Vocabulary and Phrases
Dede: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Jonathan: Dupont Circle [natural native speed]
Dede: An area of Northwest Washington D.C. known for its art community and gay/lesbian establishments
Jonathan: Dupont Circle [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: Dupont Circle [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: to trample [natural native speed]
Dede: to step on harshly and repeatedly
Jonathan: to trample [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: to trample [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: to get over [natural native speed]
Dede: to recover, to accept, to move on
Jonathan: to get over [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: to get over [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: low-key [natural native speed]
Dede: relaxed
Jonathan: low-key [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: low-key [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: Adams Morgan [natural native speed]
Dede: An area of Northwest Washington, D.C. known for its nightlife and many bars
Jonathan: Adams Morgan [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: Adams Morgan [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: packed [natural native speed]
Dede: crowded
Jonathan: packed [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: packed [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: microbrew [natural native speed]
Dede: beer made by a small company, usually local and released to a small market
Jonathan: microbrew [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: microbrew [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: colleague [natural native speed]
Dede: coworker, somebody who works with you
Jonathan: colleague [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: colleague [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: booty [natural native speed]
Dede: slang for your rear end
Jonathan: booty [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: booty [natural native speed]
: Next:
Jonathan: to dump [natural native speed]
Dede: slang for "to break up with someone"
Jonathan: to dump [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jonathan: to dump [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Dede: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Jonathan: The first word/phrase we’ll look at is....
Dede: That’s all the words we have for this lesson. Why don’t we take a look at some of the phrases from the dialogue.
Jonathan: Sounds good! What’s our first one?
Dede: "Trample", meaning "to step on harshly and repeatedly."
Jonathan: When Sheila asks Dave “Did she trample your heart?”, she means that Isabel hurt him deeply and emotionally.
Dede: Has anyone ever trampled your heart?
Jonathan: Oh… so many times…
Dede: You poor thing…
Jonathan: But what’s really going to trample my heart is if we don’t finish these phrases! Why don’t you give us the next one?
Dede: Haha… It is "booty", which is slang for "rear end" or "behind"
Jonathan: Sheila asks “you in the mood to shake your booty?” to see if Dave wants to go out dancing. As we learned in the vocab, “booty” is a cute slang term. When we say “shake your booty”, we are referring to dancing.
Dede: Ahh, I get it! That’s cute!
Jonathan: Yeah! There was even a hit dance song in the 1970s called “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”. Since then, it has been a cute way to refer to going out and dancing and having a fun time.
Dede: Sounds fun!
Jonathan: I think so too. Let’s move onto the grammar.
Dede: Alright!

Lesson focus

Dede: The focus of this lesson is the many meanings of “to get”.
Jonathan: “To get” is an incredibly common part of many phrasal verbs.
Dede: Throughout this series, we have learned several, but in this lesson we will be focusing on many different ways to use “to get” as a part of a phrasal verb.
Jonathan: There are dozens of ways, but let’s just look at some of the most common examples.
Dede: First, let’s look at one from the dialogue.
Dave: "I do love to get down…"
Jonathan: This is a pretty specific example. “To get down” in this case means "to party" or "to dance."
Dede: There are literally dozens of “to get” phrasal verbs and we are not going to come even close to covering all of them in this lesson. For a more detailed look, check out the Lesson Notes.
Jonathan: That’s a great idea, but let’s at least go through all of the examples from the dialogue.
Dede: Sounds good. Another one we heard was…
Dave: "We should do something after work to get out of the house tonight."
Jonathan: In this case we hear “to get out”
Dede: “To get out” can mean a lot of things, but Dave is using it here to mean "escape" or "leave." He really is bored and wants to leave the house.
Jonathan: That’s right! Here’s another example…
Sheila: "I have a colleague that said he could get us into that new club."
Dede: Here, Sheila uses the phrasal verb “to get us into”
Jonathan: When we talk about getting into somewhere, we mean “gaining entrance” or “being able to go in”
Dede: So that means that the club might be hard to go into because it’s so exclusive, but that Sheila’s co-worker can help them gain entrance.
Jonathan: Let’s hear another.
Sheila: "I didn't realize you hadn't gotten over her yet."
Dede: “To get over” something or someone means to recover from them.
Jonathan: Dave is still pretty upset about his break-up with Isabel.
Dede: So we can say that he hasn’t “gotten over her” yet.
Jonathan: Great, let’s hear one last example from the dialogue.
Dave: "I get off work around 6
Dede: When we say “to get off” something, we can mean a lot of different things
Jonathan: Like “to get off” a bicycle means to dismount it, and “to get off” a train it means "to exit it."
Dede: But they all have one thing in common…
Jonathan: When we “get off” something, we finish using the object or doing the action. So getting off work means…
Dede: Finishing work!
Jonathan: Which is what we are just about to do!
Dede: Thanks for joining us!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hello Listeners! Can you make a sample sentence using "to get" as a part of a phrasal verb?

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Thursday at 07:24 PM
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Inna
Thursday at 01:38 AM
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IMHO there is an issue:

As it was put in the text: " A: Sounds good. I get off work around six-thirty and can be home around seven."

As I can hear it : " A: Sounds good. I get off work around six.

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Anne
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I really get along with all my colleagues.

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Johanna Barrientos Mendoza
Tuesday at 12:29 PM
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Hi. This my sentence using "to get".

hopefully, you can give feedback!


I really need to do something to get up early every day in the morning.

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Gio Kobiashvili
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Thank you for the interesting lesson!!!!