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1 Understanding phrasal verbs (A-B)


Work out the meaning of these phrasal verbs and put them in the right sentences:
come back, come in, cut out, fall over, get on, give away, go away, let in, lie down, pay back,
stay in, take back
(Use a dictionary if you need to.)
? Hello. Nice to see you. Come in and sit down.
? I didn't have a key, but luckily someone was there to let me in.
1. Can't we go out somewhere? I don't want to ................................ all evening.
2. Could you lend me ten pounds? I'll.................you .............. on Friday.
3. The pavement is very icy. Be careful you don't
4. I was feeling so tired I had to ......................... on the bed for a while.
5. There was an article in the newspaper that I wanted to . and keep.
6. Mark's gone out, and I don't know when he's going to ................................
7. The driver unlocked the coach so that the passengers were able to
8. I'll have to .......... these books . to the library.
9. Your brother was being a nuisance, so I told him to.....................................
10.In order to get publicity, the company decided to . ... some of the new
sweets free to children.
2 One-word verb and phrasal verb (B)
Put in a phrasal verb that means the same as the verb in brackets. Use the correct form of the
phrasal verb.
Rachel:
I've () found out (discovered) what the problem is with the exam.
Vicky: Oh, good. Tell me.
Rachel:
When they printed the papers, they (1) (omitted) a page. No
one noticed until the papers had all been (2) ......... (distributed).
Now they'll have to (3) ................................ (discard) all the papers and (4)
. (postpone) the exam.
Vicky: Are you sure you haven't (5).................................. (invented) this whole story?
Rachel:
It's true, I tell you. And isn't it good news?
Vicky: I don't know about that. It means we'll have to (6)(continue)
revising.
3 Word order with phrasal verbs (C)
Complete the sentences by putting in the phrasal verbs. Some of the spaces you have to
leave empty.
Sometimes more than one answer is correct.
? The sweater was full of holes, so I threw it away (threw away).
? I've put up (put up) that picture we bought last week.
1. There's always litter here. No one ever .........................it............. .(pickup).
2. It's quite cold now. I think I'll ............................my coat (put on).
3. I haven't heard from Rita lately. I might........................ her ........... (ring up).
4. Daniel has to go into college to......................... his project ............. (hand in).
5. I can't remember the address. I wish I'd.......................... it .. (writedown).
6. Nick is trying to ....................... all the money he's just lost (win back).
7. I'm not going to have time to............................. these dishes .... (wash up).
8. If you don't know the number, you can . It. (look up) in the
phone book.
9. There was an accident which......... . ... all the traffic coming into town
(held up).
10.The words 'expect' and 'except' are so similar that I keep.. them .
(mix up).
Phrasal verbs and one-word verbs (B)

Rewrite the sentences replacing each underlined verb with a phrasal verb.
We're trying to arrange a holiday together.
We're trying to fix up a holiday together.

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Nick says he's stopped smoking.


How did the accident happen?
I think Matthew and Emma have quarrelled.
The problem isn't going to just disappear.
The government is introducing a new tax on computers.
Zedco want to establish a new sales office in Germany.

Business situations (C)


Complete the news article about Zedco.
Put in these words: fallen behind, fell through, fight off, laying off, put forward, sort out, step
down, taking over, taken on
Zedco Chief Executive Barry Douglas has () put forward a new plan designed to
(1) the company's problems. It is only twelve months
since Zedco tried to strengthen its position by (2) ............................................Alpha Plastics.
But the deal (3) ......... , and Alpha managed to (4) ..............
. Zedco's attempts to take control. Since then Zedco has performed poorly and
has (5) in the race for market share. Managing Director James Ironside
has had to (6) , and Barry Douglas has (7)
the task of rescuing the company. There are fears that the new plan will mean
(8)........................................ staff in order to reduce expenditure.
Adverb meanings (B)
Look back at handout and then underline the adverbs and write the meaning of the
underlined words in these sentences.
I must get these ideas down in writing.
on paper
1. Daniel finished all the cake up.
2. I'm writing in pencil so I can rub out my mistakes.
3. Vicky didn't answer. She just went on reading.
4. I'll just read over what I've written.
5. A woman in the audience shouted something out
6. The water was turned off for about an hour today.
7. Nick's aggressive manner frightens people off.
8. The company wants to keep its costs down.
9. The embassy was burnt down by terrorists.
10.Someone will have to type all these figures out.
11.Social workers were giving out soup to the hungry.
12.Luckily Zedco's sales figures are moving up again.
13.The man was tall and dark. He had a blue jacket on.
14.Business is so bad that many firms have shut down.
2 Adverb meanings (B)
Put in the correct adverb.
Melanie: Everything is so expensive. Prices seem to be going up all the time.
David: Yes, and the government is supposed to be bringing inflation down.
1. Laura:
You shouldn't leave the television. . . ................. all night.
Trevor:
Sorry, I forgot. I usually turn it ........................
2. Vicky: I've written the wrong word here.
Rachel:
Well, rub it
Vicky: I can't. It's in biro. I'll have to write the whole thing . again.
3. Sarah:
They're going to pull this beautiful old building.
Mark: I know. Some protesters were handing . leaflets about it.
4. Emma:
Hold a minute. I thought I heard someone call

Matthew: I think you must have imagined it.

ADVERB MEANINGS HANDOUT

Understanding phrasal verbs


1
1 stay in
6 come back
2 pay ... back
7 get on
3 fall over
8 take ... back
4 lie down
9 go away
5 cut out
10 give away
One-word verb and phrasal verb
2
1 left out
4 put off
2 sent out 5 made up
3 throw away
6 go on /carry on
Word order with phrasal verbs
3
1 picks ... up
6 win back
2 put on/put ... on 7 wash up/wash ... up
3 ring ... up
8 look ... up
4 hand in/hand ... in
9 held up
5 written ... down 10 mixing ... up
Phrasal verbs and one-word verbs
1 Nick says he's/he has given up smoking.
2 How did the accident come about?
3 I think Matthew and Emma have fallen out.
4 The problem isn't going to just go away.
5 The government is bringing in a new tax on computers.
6 Zedco want to set up a new sales office in Germany.
Business situations (C)
1 sort out
5 fallen behind
2 taking over
6 step down
3 fell through
7 taken on
4 fight off
8 laying off
Adverb meanings (B)
1 completely
2 away/disappearing
3 continuing
4 from start to finish
5 aloud
6 disconnected
7 away/departing
8 becoming less
9 completely to the ground
10 from start to finish
11 to different people
12 increasing
13 wearing
14 stopping completely
Adverb meanings (B)
1 on, off
3 down, out
2 out, out
4 on, out

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