#32 – TO GET ACROSS


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= to communicate a message, to make people understand something you’re communicating
“It can be hard to get the message across”
“It depends on what kind of message you’re trying to get across”

Transcript
Hello everyone.

It’s Luke here, and here’s your first phrasal verb for February.

…and, I’ve decided that every day of this month each phrasal verb will include the word “GET”.

Okay?

It’s going to be the month of “GET”. Let’s say.

You probably know that “GET” is one of the most common words in English, not just in phrasal verbs, but in loads of different expressions the word “GET” is used. There are hundreds of words (hundreds of phrases) using the word “GET”. It’s very common to use “GET” instead of the auxiliary verb “BE” in passives, for example. You know? – to get paid, to get pa… to get… to get paid, to get fired, to get warned.

Okay?

“GET” is also common in phrasal verbs when it’s combined with adverbs or prepositions in order to mean ‘to move from one place to another’.

Okay?

For example, to get in the car, to get something on the table, to get (you know) someone out of the room:

– “GET him OUT OF here!”, for example.

Those are also very common. But what the first phrase I’m gonna teach you. Well, it’s the expression TO GET ACROSS or TO GET something ACROSS.

To GET the message ACROSS.

Okay?

This means to communicate a message or, basically, to make people understand something.

Okay?

So what I’m trying to GET ACROSS to you here is the fact that the expression TO GET ACROSS means to communicate a message.

Okay?

So, for example, when you…, when you’re learning another language it can be a little bit difficult to really kind of GET the message ACROSS. It can be hard to GET ACROSS what you’re trying to say, because you don’t know the words. You struggle to be fluent. But eventually after time you start to learn your own way of, kind of, GETTING things ACROSS to people. That’s when you start to become fluent and confident as a speaker. When you can GET the message ACROSS without too much effort.

Okay?

So, that’s it for this one.

There will be another one of these tomorrow, in fact this is Saturday’s phrasal verb. I didn’t have the chance to do one yesterday so I’m doing two today.

Okay?

So this is Saturday’s phrasal verb and in a second I’m going to do Sunday’s phrasal verb. So you get two today – one for Saturday, and one for today.

Okay?

I hope that I’ve managed to GET it ACROSS.

Okay! Good.

Right!

That’s it.

Speak to you again soon.

  • Denis Paraschuk

    We keep the hard negotiation process with our partners now.
    So, today I’m going to gearing myself up in order to get my thoughts across to them what we really want.

    I try to get across to my son that he has to learn English because it will be really helpful for him in future.

  • María José

    I did not manage to get your message across to him, I´m sorry