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"DOWN" Phrasal Verbs in English: close down, bring down, break down...

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You've never learned phrasal verbs like this before! In this video, you'll learn the ideas behind phrasal verbs with the word "down" in them. You'll learn "close down", "bring down", "shout down", and many more. Most importantly, I always want you to learn the hidden meanings of words so that you can understand them when you hear them out of context, in a way you haven't seen them before. I'll go over examples for how these phrasal verbs are used in conversation and we'll practice using them together on the whiteboard. Then test your understanding with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/down-phrasal-verbs-in-english/
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Marcela Osorio (25 days ago)
Thanks James I keep going to watch your videos are the best you’re the best English teacher
Mageh Lan (2 months ago)
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svinjazadrigla (2 months ago)
The best explained lesson ever. I got it all.
Julia Golenkowicz (3 months ago)
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Upendra sahu (4 months ago)
very helpful sir
Jessica Alvarado (4 months ago)
Nathália Oliveira (4 months ago)
I loved your clothes for this video!!!
polluxio (4 months ago)
You missed "argue down"))
Carina Peralva (6 months ago)
Amazing! Thank you!
Anant Kulkarni (6 months ago)
Very very good teaching.
Grace Pirita (6 months ago)
Excellent explanation. 👏👏👏👍
Phrasal Verb Friends (7 months ago)
Wow. This is really cool--its a great approach to thinking about phrasal verbs. You really flipped the whole thing on it's head!
SANTOSHI MOREA (7 months ago)
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BlackYellow Ismayilov (7 months ago)
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Cengiz ÇELİK (8 months ago)
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Thnks for you explained the logic why all these phrasal verbs are used with 'down'. This is really important for studying the language.
alejandro (8 months ago)
best teacher, he really knows how to get into people and make them better learners wow
Tania Durán (9 months ago)
I loved the way you explain lessons at first sight. I am improving my english with them. I also liked vey much when you speak spanish jeje.
Ilana Polakiewicz (9 months ago)
James, you are a GREAT teacher. Thank you!
Austin Williams (10 months ago)
James, you're right! this method is the best to learn phrasal verbs, I didn't need to translate to my native language to understand, It was very easy to get the idea. JAMES, AWESOME AS ALWAYS!!! thank you very much.
Aryane Isabelly (10 months ago)
I love your videos! I'm Brazilian and I will do an exchange, your videos are helping me. <3
andré daniel (10 months ago)
Thank you so much for this lesson. You're in a fact a genius. Its not easy to teach something so tricky and here you found a very easy way to do it. Thank you.
Nawid Zazai (11 months ago)
It was taught pretty good thanks I learnt the easiest way of cramming phrasal verbs god helps you
namal thambawita (11 months ago)
very helpfull
Paolo Garrone (11 months ago)
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thanh nghia le (1 year ago)
you are amazing, thank's you a lot.
Yookyung Cho (1 year ago)
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Wilder Riaño (1 year ago)
Thanks you method is easier and you lesson is very in teresting
miiilaa100 (1 year ago)
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Koldun Maksim (1 year ago)
why subtitles end to 3:03
Moustapha Omar (1 year ago)
thanks for this useful lesson. you are the best 👍
Arktid (1 year ago)
10 out of 10 in the quiz are done. Thank you, Mr. Teacher, there's another cup of Starbucks with delicious pizza waiting for you))
LosT Maniaco (1 year ago)
this video don't have captions
Adri Toller (1 year ago)
your explanation was The best ever. you're amanzing. thank you so much for this wonderful lesson. 😙
Adri Toller (1 year ago)
your explanation was The best ever. you're amanzing. thank you so much for this wonderful lesson. 😙
Shikamaru (1 year ago)
The video-captions were stopped in the 3:05 minute.
Túlio Godoi (1 year ago)
Very good!! thanks
47cybele59 (1 year ago)
Even i've always accepted it, "sit down" for me is a pleanasm because we can't sit Up ! In France we have an amusing phrase only sounding pleonasms about down and up ' Si tu veux monter des cendres, descends mon thé"; it plays with Monter/descendre and vice-versa ; the English translation, of course doesn't work well "If you want to bring up ashes, bring down my thea"
Diego Mantilla (1 year ago)
Very nice video, i learned alot
Rain Man (1 year ago)
you are the best i have seen, thanks to much
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ANON (1 year ago)
yonis said lol
Samira Mansour (1 year ago)
I'm new student, Im trying to learn English for about six months and my native language is arabic And the second is French, Thank you for your leçons it's very interesting
Pompeu Neto (1 year ago)
he is a genious
Mo Vlog (1 year ago)
Woow you are a dog.I mean you are Docter of grammer
蕭亦庭 (1 year ago)
thank you! this is so useful
Mobark Alwahishi (1 year ago)
man i love you !! u made it easy to me thank you
Uleczka Kropeczka (1 year ago)
James is the best!
ياسر عيد (1 year ago)
what about "write down" ?
Zahirul Islam (1 year ago)
I liked ur teaching method.
in 1st ex ending is not a right answer. its decreasing.
naman jashan (1 year ago)
Keep on teaching us phrasal verbs. .awesome
Atta Ullah (1 year ago)
Thanks. I added you to my fvrts category.
mina nezhad haddadi (1 year ago)
I'm so happy with jame , perfect
pg cj (1 year ago)
I like this class the way you brake it down
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Мансур (1 year ago)
Genius of teaching!
Luis Fernandez (1 year ago)
good! I'll be watching all your videos about phrasal verbs
Patricia Robison (1 year ago)
Another error- the car is breaking down (not heart)
Patricia Robison (1 year ago)
The subtitles say "devalued" instead of "is valid" --oops
freedom q8 (1 year ago)
I got 10 :D
Thank you very much Mr James. I have learned very much in this lesson, I hope to improve my english level with your lessons!
Manoj Tyagi (1 year ago)
you are awesome james..Nice explanation!!
Bella Dong (1 year ago)
I love ur video sir 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 very easy to understand n u make me laughing
Димка (1 year ago)
You do a really good job, thank you so much for the vids!!!))))
Melina U. (1 year ago)
okay I think I got it. However, what about this sentence: ,,I am down with you." heard that quite often, always in relation to agreeing with sb. I can't associate this sentence with downward movment or decrease or stopping or ending. Can sb clear up? 🙄
Melina U. (1 year ago)
Thalric Many thanks!!!! 👍👍
ANON (1 year ago)
Melina U. It is almost always positive, and in agreement with the original speaker. Another example: Man 1 says: "My father says that I must find someone to help me with learning English." Man 2 says: "I am down with you", which means "I will help you learn English."
ANON (1 year ago)
Melina U. It depends on the context. If someone asked "Do you want to go to see a movie with me?", you might say "I'm down", which means yes.
Cuoi Nhieu Hon (1 year ago)
Frankly, you give a totally different understanding about phrasal verbs. It is very interesting Thank you so much for your effort!!!
Assel Zhumabekova (1 year ago)
How I love your lessons! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Evian Perrier (1 year ago)
Hi, I'm from Russia and I wanna tell u thank u! Since I started watching ur videos my level of English has been really increased by u! And now I can perfectly watch ur videos without any subs :) 10Q :з
TheClauah (1 year ago)
James you are THE English teacher!!!! I mean it you are the best, a way to learn phrasal verbs by understanding it's logic, finally!!! Thank you!!!
Jose Martinez (1 year ago)
i like the way that you teach
Abrahan Lasser (1 year ago)
Thanks for being such a great teacher! I always learn something important for you. You always find a way to explain things that in my personal point of view, is brilliant.
Goldie Wan Kenobi (1 year ago)
talk down. "don't talk down to me"
Darya (1 year ago)
Thanks!:)This is a very useful lesson.
Márcio dos Santos (1 year ago)
Foi a melhor aula que assisti!
Bernardo Meneghini (1 year ago)
thank you Terry crews
R M.99 (1 year ago)
it was a good lesson treacher i learned something new today. i Do not why? but i can understand you everything you say and sometimes when i listen to other poeple i can't understand them.
Very nice class.
Rosario Lugo (1 year ago)
thank you!!!! it was terrific!!!
Victor S (1 year ago)
I'm addicted to 'down's' phrasal verbs now!! Lol.
Vladimir Sol (1 year ago)
Thanks, just what I was looking for! In my opinion starting with the preposition is far better, because it makes you think in English and you could come up with a phrasal verb that you haven't learned before, all by yourself! Starting with a verb and learning all the associated phrasal verbs is just dictionary-ordered memorization.
lGuili21 (1 year ago)
Would I say: "Corruption is the key for the goverment bring down" ?
ANON (1 year ago)
lGuili21 "Corruption is the key to bringing down the government" would work better.
Services Account (1 year ago)
You are a great teacher! :) I really enjoy your lessons!!!
Lu R. (1 year ago)
Hi James! I always watch your videos. In this lesson though, what is the difference between " prices CAME DOWN' and prices "WENT down"? Thank you!
ANON (1 year ago)
Lu R. There isn't a difference, at least not a big difference.
Pierre PIGATI (1 year ago)
Very interesting learn and play method. It's always a pleasure to see you.
Yuto Otsuka (1 year ago)
Thank you for a great lesson, you focused on how to use "down" with verbs, but I have a question about the word down. I often hear people in movies say "I'm down." after they are asked some questions. I just don't get the meaning of that. I'd appreciate if you could teach me the meaning and how to use it in proper ways. Thank you
Pierre PIGATI (1 year ago)
It means the same as " I'm in ". It's similar to saying ""I'm up ", meaning you're interested in joining in on the activity suggested in conversation.
Andréia Pires (1 year ago)
This method that you use is great! Very didactic :D
Jameel Ahmad Khan (1 year ago)
Andréia Pires really
It's very helpful.. You make it clear .. Thanx a lot!
what is the meaning of the phrase: Both in my mind devalued. in 0:36
ANON (1 year ago)
Carlos A. Vega Serrato The subtitles are wrong. He actually said "Both in my mind are valid"
Keren Furtado (1 year ago)
Very good class. Learn something today. I'm from Israel.
Susan Jasim (1 year ago)
thank you so much
Chrisa Morfi (1 year ago)
always astonished by your teaching!
Houda Queen (1 year ago)
your great
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Betty Jackson (23 days ago)
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Ali Raza (1 year ago)
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Marie Bruhová (1 year ago)
You are the best teacher I love your way m
Mohammed Afifi (1 year ago)
The quizzes is too short mr.James
ZIjie Liu (1 year ago)
Very helpful and easy to learn! Thanks
Leonardo França (1 year ago)
The best teacher ever!

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