513 – 10 Phrasal Verbs For Cooking

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. It’s getting kind of cool here all of a sudden. I guess summer has decided to pack her bags and go home!

Last week, I told you that that the Happy English Podcast is now available as an Alexa Skill for your Amazon Echo and other Amazon smart speakers. It seems a lot of people are starting to listen to the podcast on Alexa. Can you do me a huge favor? Hope about leaving a rating or a review on Amazon. I’d really appreciate it!

Well, I have another exciting thing to tell you about! Starting this week, you can get the Happy English Flash Briefing on your Amazon Speaker. This is a daily, one-point phrasal verb lesson. How cool is that! Just go to Amazon.com and search for Happy English to add this Flash Briefing skill to you Alexa account. Your English will be cooking in no time!

And that brings us to today’s English lesson. Today we are going to look at 10 phrasal verbs that you can use when you are cooking. By the way, if you have a suggestion or a request for an English lesson, leave me a voicemail or send me a message at myhappyenglish.com. OK, let’s get the ball rolling!

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.

  • When you make tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes, it could take a couple of hours for the tomatoes to boil down.
  • The last time I made ox tail soup, I let it boil down for about eight hours and then the broth was ready.
  • The soup boiled over because I wasn’t paying careful attention to it.
  • Anytime I try to cook oatmeal in the microwave it boils over.
  • I chopped up a chicken to make chicken soup.
  • I cut up a lot of vegetables to make this curry.
  • Can you slice those potatoes very thinly?
  • I fried up a steak for dinner last night.
  • My mom was frying up chicken this afternoon. It smelled so nice.
  • Jenny fried up a couple of eggs with bacon.
  • To make pancakes, put the milk in a bowl and then mix in the flour. After that, mix in a beaten egg.
  • I mixed some vanilla ice cream into my coffee.
  • I like to mix the curry into the rice when I eat it.
  • It took a couple of hours for the bacon to thaw out.
  • The best way to thaw something out is to leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • My mom says never thaw out meat in a microwave. It’s not healthy.
  • When my mom’s friends decided at the last minute to stop by, she whipped up a cake.
  • I got home late, so I whipped up a sandwich for dinner.
  • When I surprised my aunt by visiting her, she whipped up some pasta for me.

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