to take after sb

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

to take after sb

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (London)

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to take after sb'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (London)

, mother's.

In my looks my dad, is more mother's.

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to take after sb

We use this phrasal verb to say that we are similar to our mother or father (and other older family members, although this is less common).

The similarity can be physical e.g. He's very tall - he takes after his father or related to personality e.g. I hope she doesn't take after her father - he wasn't a hardworking man.


"In terms of _____" is a very useful phrase for focussing on a specific aspect of something, e.g. In terms of things to do, London is a fantastic place to live. However, in terms of money, it can be very expensive.

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  • Do you take after your mother or your father? In what way?

  • If or when you have children, do you hope they take after you? Why/why not?

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