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PAIR DICTATION PHRASAL VERBS

Student A:
1. I didn't have an excuse, so _____ _________ __________ ________.
2. My grandfather passed away _____ _______ ___________ ______ _______.
3. Mark and Kate are always fighting. They should _____________ _________.
4. I'm trying ______ ____________ ___________. I don't eat out anymore.
5. Kate __________ ________ ________ ________. She didn't want to speak anymore.
6. "Have you seen the new Batman movie? You should _________ _____ __________."
7. No one could figure out ______ __________ _____ ___________ ______ ______________.
8. Brenda ____________ ________, so I told her a joke to cheer her up.
9. I agreed to look after Renee's dog ________ ________ ______ ______________.
10. "__________ ________, Lisa! I can't hear the TV!" (note: impolite expression)

PAIR DICTATION PHRASAL VERBS

Student B:

1. I didn't ______ _____ __________, so I made one up.


2. My ______________ __________ ________ at the age of 98.
3. Mark and Kate_____ ___________ _______________. They should break up.
4. I'm trying to save money. I don't ________ ________ _______ _____________.
5. Kate hung up on me. She _________ _______ _____ ___________ anymore.
6. "Have _________ __________ ______ ________ ___________ ________? You should

check it out.”
7. No ________ _________ _____________ _________ the clues to solve the mystery.
8. Brenda looked sad, so I told _________ ______ _____________ _____ _________

_________ _________.
9. I agreed _______ ________________ ____________ Renee's dog while she is away.
10. "Shut up, Lisa! I can't __________ _______ _________!" (note: impolite

expression)

Sample sentences for other uses (or other common contexts) of phrasal verbs. Read the sentence
and below it write the meaning of the phrasal verb in that context.

1. Peter and Jane got in a fight yesterday, but today they made up.
Definition:______________________________________________________________________________
2. The conversation through Skype was breaking up because of the bad internet connection.
Definition: ______________________________________________________________________________
3. “Check out that dress in the window. It’s so cute”
Definition: ______________________________________________________________________________
4.“Shut up! There is no one Brad Pitt cheated on Jennifer Aniston, I just can’t believe.”
Definition: ______________________________________________________________________________

Matching section: match each phrasal verb to its definition.

A. Make up __________ Be quiet


B. Pass away __________ to end the call (sometimes abruptly)
C. Break up __________ solve
D. Eat out __________ to invent
E. Hung up __________see it/ try it/ go to it
F. Check out __________ to die
G. Figure out __________ to make someone happy
H. Cheer up __________ to separate or end the relationship
I. Look after __________ to eat at a restaurant
J. Shut up __________ to take care of

KEY:

Sample sentences for other uses (or other common contexts) of phrasal verbs. Read the
sentence and below it write the meaning of the phrasal verb in that context.

1. Peter and Jane got in a fight yesterday, but today they made up.

Definition: ________To end the fight by coming to an agreement. Fixing the problem____
2. The conversation through Skype was breaking up because of the bad internet
connection.

Definition: __There is a bad connection__________________________________________________

3. The quarterback threw the pass away when he threw it out of bounds.

Definition: _________He wasted the pass_______________________________________________

4. “Check out that dress in the window. It’s so cute”

Definition: ________________Look at that!________________________________

5. “Shut up! There is no one Brad Pitt cheated on Jennifer Aniston, I just can’t believe.”

Definition: _____No way, I can’t believe it______________________________________________

Matching section: match each phrasal verb to its definition.

K. Make up _____T____ Be quiet


L. Pass away ____O___ to end the call (sometimes abruptly)
M. Break up ____Q______ solve
N. Eat out ____K______ to invent
O. Hung up ____P______ see it/ try it/ go to it
P. Check out ____L_____ to die
Q. Figure out __ _R_______ to make someone happy
R. Cheer up ____M_____ to separate or end the relationship
S. Look after __ _N_______ to eat at a restaurant
T. Shut up ____S_____ to take care of