Talking About Work

I have written about phrasal verbs before and their importance in helping your English sound natural. Let's take a look at some that you can use for talking about work:

help out – to assist someone. Can someone help me out, please?

meet up – to come together, planned or unplanned. We always meet up at the coffee machine.
call back – to phone someone who called you earlier. I’ll call you back later, when I’ve heard something.

bring up - to start talking about something for the first time or again.    Anya said she will bring it up at the next meeting.

let down -  fail to support someone, disappoint. She didn’t finish any of the work, she really let me down.

get on with – to have a good relationship with someone. I get on with my colleagues.

find out - to discover information. I found out that they are our biggest customer.

sort out - to make arrangements or to solve a problem. I sorted out the meeting for next week. I’m going to have to sort out the website.

put in – give time and/ or effort to something. I always put in extra hours at work, even though I don’t get paid for it.

put off – to postpone /delay doing something, because you don’t want to do it. I have put off the meeting until next week.

keep up with – to be able to do something at the required speed. I can’t keep up with all this work.

Just learning a few of these phrasal verbs will help you sound more natural in conversation when you talk about your work. Any questions? Leave a comment below.