TOEIC Phrasal Verb Lesson - Step Up & Step Down

toeic phrasal verbs Aug 18, 2023

There are always questions about the phrasal verbs on the TOEIC exam:

Step down means to resign or leave a position or job voluntarily.

  • After serving as CEO for 10 years, Mark decided to step down and hand over the reins to his successor.
  • The chairman announced his intention to step down at the end of the year.
  • Mary's boss encouraged her to step down from her current managerial role and take on a new challenge.

Step up means to take on a more active or responsible role as a leader.

  • When the boss got sick, Jack needed to step up and lead the team in his office.
  • The coach asked the experienced player to step up and mentor the younger members of the team.
  • When the project encountered difficulties, the entire team had to step up and put in extra hours to meet the deadline.

👉 Keep in mind the best way to remember this or any vocabulary in English is to take the word or phrase write it in a sentence that's true for you or true in your world and then memorize your sentences.

👉 You can even take your sentences and write them in the comments below. I would love to see your examples. 

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