to do sth up

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to do sth up

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

This sentence contains the phrasal verb "to do something up". Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: Ireland

This sentence contains the phrasal verb "to do something up". Do you know 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!

 

Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: Ireland

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has got potential can't to .

The has got a of potential we can't to do up.

About the sentence

to do something up

When you do something up, you repair, improve or redecorate something to make it more attractive (e.g. a house or an old piece of furniture) or to make it function (e.g. an old car).


Notice the useful expression can/can't afford something/to do something, e.g. I can't afford to eat out more than once a month at the moment.....If I could afford it, I'd only work 2 days a week.

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  • Imagine buying a house. Would you prefer to buy a totally new house, or an old one which you could do up? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these options?

  • In the UK, it is popular to buy old furniture which has been done up. Why do you think people like doing this?

  • Have you ever done anything up? What was it, and were you pleased with the results?

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