to drop out of sth

by | Last updated May 29, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

to drop out of sth

by | Last updated May 29, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to drop out of something'. Do you know the meaning of this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand? Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Ireland

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to drop out of something'. Do you know the meaning of this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand? Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Photo by Alfons Morales on Unsplash

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Ireland

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Despite school at 15, become a bestselling writer.

Despite out of school at 15, he on become a bestselling writer.

About the sentence

to drop out of sth

to drop out of something = to leave school, university or a course without finishing your studies.

This phrasal verb can be used as a noun - a dropout is a person who left school/university without completing their course. Note that this word has negative connotations.

to drop out can also be used more generally to say that someone is no longer participating in something. e.g. After 20 years, he decided to drop out of politics to spend more time with his family.


To go on to do something is a phrasal verb which can be used to describe steps in a sequence or process. This could be stages in someone's life or career (e.g. After graduating he went on to become a surgeon) or stages in a speech or essay (e.g. I will begin by explaining the problem, and will then go on to talk about potential solutions).

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  • Have you ever dropped out of something (e.g school, university, a course)? Why? Do you regret it?

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