to phase sth out

by | May 13, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 4 comments

to phase sth out

by | May 13, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 4 comments

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to phase sth out'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: Scottish

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This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to phase sth out'. 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: Scottish

 

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash

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they’re phasing 1 and 2p .
they’re thinking phasing 1 and 2p coins.

About the sentence

to phase sth out

'to phase sth out' = to gradually remove or eliminate something over a period of time. e.g. "I'm afraid the company has decided to phase out the free gym membership scheme. You'll still be able to use your cards until they expire, but after this they will not be renewed".

If you decide to phase something out, you have decided to get rid of it, but you will not do this all in one go. Instead, you will do it in stages.


'Apparently' is a word we can use to introduce something which we have heard, but which we are not sure is true or correct. This is a useful word for introducing gossip.

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  • Can you think of an example of something which has been phased out in your country?

  • Is there anything that you think should be phased out?

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In Venezuela has been set up a currency exchange scheme very harmful for its economy. However, the interim goberment is planning to phase this out, otherwise getting rid of it, in just one go, could be catastrofic.

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The weight of some products is being phased out. I’ve noticed that certain brands of washing powder, shampoo and even chewing gums are losing their weights, but their prices are the same or higher.

And now our government intends to phase out many people’s benefits in fields like education, but many people think this is a good thing :/

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