Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult parts of learning English and most students them very difficult.

If you learn to use one phrasal verb every week, this will really help your understanding when reading and listening.

This week’s phrasal verb is:

to break down

It means to stop working, and you can use it for anything which has an engine, for example:

My car is old and it often breaks down.   (present simple)

We were late because our bus broke down.   (past simple)

Please can you help me, my motorbike has broken down.   (present perfect)

Try to make some sentences using this phrasal verb and write them in your notebook.

You can learn another phrasal verb next week.