Phrasal verbs.


Choose the suitable phrasal verbs from the list to replace the words in italics. Make any necessary changes .

put on / put off / wake up / hand out / make up / look up / pick up / turn off / take off / write down

  1. The baby got up because of the ringing of the telephone.
    • The baby woke up because of the ringing of the telephone .Key
  2. The teachers distributed the prizes among the best students.Key
  3. Please, would you lift these old newspapers from the floor?Key
  4. You should remove your shoes in the mosque. Key
  5. The police inspector took down the witnesses’ names and addresses in his notebook. Key
  6. The little boy only invented the complete story. Key
  7. They decided to delay their wedding party because of the death of the bride’s grandfather. Key
  8. She forgot to switchoff the radio. Key
  9. Please, search for this word in the dictionary! Key

Exercise 2

Match the phrasal verbs and the meanings .

  1. to give out Key
  2. to turn out Key
  3. to fade away Key
  4. to sit down Key
  5. to give up Key
  6. to speak out Key
  7. to rise up Key
  • A. to take a seat
  • B. to speak boldly, freely and plainly
  • C. to distribute
  • D. to revolt
  • E. to produce
  • F. to deliver or allow to pass to someone else
  • G. to disappear or die gradually

Exercise 3

Fill in each blank with the right phrasal verb from the list making the necessary changes .

set up take after turn down look forward to look up let down

  1. “We are really __________ seeing you again.” Key
  2. I’ll have to __________ your plan because it is not convincing. Key
  3. The company should __________ some new branches all over the country.Key
  4. I don’t know this word. Can you __________ it ______ in your dictionary? Key
  5. Don’t worry! He will not __________ you ______ because he is very reliable person. Key
  6. Sue really __________ her mother; she has the same eyes, nose and hair. Key

Exercise 4

Match the phrasal verbs and the definitions.

  1. to get on with somebody. Key
  2. to look after someone/something Key
  3. to pick up something Key
  4. to set off Key
  5. to find out Key
  6. to turn down Key
  7. to tell off Key
  8. to fall for Key
  9. to come across someone/something Key

A. to leave on a journey

B. to refuse an offer or the person who makes it

C. to speak to someone angrily because he/she has done something wrong

D. to meet or find someone/something by chance

E. to have a friendly relationship with someone

F. to fall in love with someone

G. to learn something without formal lessons

H. to get some information by asking or studying

I. to be responsible for or take care of someone/something

Exercise 5

Fill in each blank with the right phrasal verb from the list making the necessary changes .

turn down look after get on with pick up come across

  1. “I want to go back to work if I can find somebody to __________ ______ my little daughter,” Susan told her neighbour. Key
  2. James’s son, Joe, __________ ______ a lot of Italian by playing with the local children. Key
  3. Kate __________ ______ well ______ her colleagues at work.Key
  4. Jean asked Ron to marry her but he __________ her ______.Key
  5. I __________ ______ this old Swiss clock at a thrift shop downtown. Key