468 – Using AT (Part 2)

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This is the second episode in a three part series on the preposition AT. In the last lesson, we looked at 8 different ways that we use AT. For today’s English lesson, we’ll look at phrasal verbs and idioms that contain AT. Next time, we’ll study other set phrases and expressions that use at. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • After several weeks of negotiations, we arrived at an agreement on the selling price of the house.
  • The doctor arrived at a conclusion about my condition. She said I have the flu.
  • We need to arrive at a decision about hiring someone before Friday’s meeting.
  • The plane arrived at JFK airport.
  • The plane arrived in New York.
  • We arrived at the train station.
  • We arrived in London.
  • The drunk guy came at me with a knife, but he fell down so I was ok.
  • The dog came at me when I walked past the house. I’m glad there was a fence.
  • Jack’s wife went at him when he came home drunk.
  • The baseball manager went at the umpire because he disagreed with his decision.
  • It was a big pizza, but Mario went at it with a simile.
  • When I found out about the security problem in my website, I went at it seriously and after two hours the issue was solved.
  • You’ve been talking about my faults all day. What are you driving at? Are you breaking up with me?
  • The boss keeps saying that sales are down. What is he driving at?
  • The boss frowns at us going home before 5:30pm.
  • My mom frowns at us eating snacks before dinner.
  • The company frowns at working from home.
  • My neighbor is always playing loud music so I got back at him by calling the police.
  • You won this game of tennis but I’ll get back at you in the next round.
  • The boss said that getting an MBA would help my career path, so I decided to jump at it. I start classes next week.
  • There’s a job opening at Microsoft. I think I’m going to jump at it.
  • Learning English is not easy, but I’m going to keep at it!
  • You’re doing a great job. Keep at it!
  • Your piano playing sounds better and better. I’m glad you stuck at it.
  • Nice job today on the sales floor. Stick at it and you’ll become a great sales person!
  • The company is looking at opening a branch office in Barcelona.
  • I’m looking at buying a new car.
  • It was a long trip, but once I got to the hotel, I took off my shoes, made a cup of coffee and made myself at home.
  • Welcome to my house! I’ll take your jacket. Now, please come to the living room and make yourself at home.
  • I was nipping at a glass of brandy after dinner.
  • Joe was sitting at the bar and nipping at his beer for an hour.
  • I’m late for work again and I am sure that the boss is going to talk at me for half an hour.
  • I don’t like that guy. He talks at you but never talks to you!

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