to turn something down

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to turn something down

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 6 comments

The micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to turn sth down'

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

The micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to turn sth down'

 

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

London.
I decided the job didn't want of London.
I decided to down the job I didn't want to out of London.

About the sentence

to turn somebody/something down

to turn somebody/something down = to reject somebody/something

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  • When I was travelling 15 years ago, I was having lunch with a family and was offered something very strange to eat. To the family, it was very special, but I really, really didn't want to eat it. I didn't want to be rude, so I accepted it - it was the worst thing I've ever eaten in my life. Have you ever wanted to turn something down, but couldn't because you didn't want to be rude?

  • Do you regret turning down the opportunity to do something?

  • Have you ever been turned down for a job? Why?

 

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1. Yes, I’ve been several times in situations in which I didn’t want to try smth (mostly food). Maybe it’s not good, but if I really don’t want to eat or to do something (for ex, because of my fears or believes or any other reason), with a lot of exuses I will turn it down. I have a friend who do his best to eat only healthy food. Very often people want him to eat smth he don’t eat on a dayly basis. Not to be rude, he tell that he is alergetic. It really works 🙂 2. I… Read more »

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Hi! Thank you for your feedback!
It’s clear with ‘daily’, ‘beliefs’ and ‘allergic’. But I don’t see 3 mistakes with the three person form…((

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OMG how could I miss this! Got it!

A friend who does his best…
Something he doesn’t eat…
He tells them

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