Mark Shimada

English Phrasal Verb Practice for “put in” and “take out”

In a small town, there lived a man. His name was Mr. Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was kind. He owned a diner. Everyone liked the diner. 

One day, he put in a new window [ installò una nuova finestra ]. He wanted more sunlight in the restaurant. Mr. Jenkins wanted the diner to be welcoming. So, he put in a lot of time and energy [ investì molto tempo ed energie ].

Emily went often to the diner. She liked the changes. Emily was always busy with something. She put in extra hours  [ faceva gli straordinari ] for a dream trip. Finally, she put in a request  [ fece richiesta ] for her vacation. 

Spring finally arrived. Mr. Jenkins decided to put in some flower beds [ mettere delle aiuole fiorite ]. He wanted the flowers outside the diner. He enjoyed putting in time  [ passare del tempo ] to care for the plants.

One evening, Emily went to the diner. She wanted to take out her favorite meal [ prendere il suo pasto preferito da asporto ]. She was in a hurry. She needed to take out some money [ ritirare dei soldi ] from the ATM. The money was for her upcoming trip. She saw the new flowers. She complimented Mr. Jenkins on his hard work.

The next week, Mr. Jenkins had a problem with his fridge. He needed to take out the faulty motor [ rimuovere il motore guasto ]. It needed a new one. He worked hard. He put in the fridge [ aveva installato il frigo ] years ago. He fixed it in time for the lunch rush. 

Emily returned from her dream trip. She told stories to Mr. Jenkins. She showed him her souvenirs. Mr. Jenkins listened. He had put his life savings into the diner. Maybe it was time to take out money [ investire dei soldi ] for a trip. 

Mr. Jenkins put love and care [ lavorava con amore e attenzione ] into the diner. Emily put in time and energy [ lavorava a lungo e sodo ] for her dream trip. Mr. Jenkins learned to take out an old fridge [ rimuovere un vecchio frigorifero ]. Emily took out money [ ritirò dei soldi ] for her trip. Both knew how to make little things count to grow and be happy.


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