B1 Phrasal Verbs

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Let’s learn how to use Phrasal Verbs which are usually very different from the meaning of the verb on its own. You can choose different activities to suit your learning needs.

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The grammar is featured in the B1 Preliminary Exam providing you with a better chance of being successful.

B1 Phrasal Verbs

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A phrasal verb is a verb followed by one or two adverbs or prepositions.
Example:

  • wake up, get on with, look forward to

The meaning of the phrasal verb is usually very different from the meaning of the verb on its own.
Example:

  • look after, give up

A phrasal verb can have more than one meaning. You should always check the meaning, e.g. pick up the phone/pick up a language

Phrasal verbs are very common in English. Most of them are informal and used a lot in spoken English.

  • Did you make up that story? (=did it come from your imagination?)

Phrasal verbs follow the entry of the main verb and are in alphabetical order in dictionaries.

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

We add reading and writing exercises on a regular basis. Why not bookmark our site, so you can come back to practice anywhere or at any time of the day?

Part 1 - Read five real-world notices, messages and other short texts for the main message.

Part 2 - Match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic, showing detailed comprehension.

Part 3 - Read a longer text for detailed comprehension, gist, inference and global meaning, as well as writer’s attitude and opinion.

Part 4 - Read a longer text from which five sentences have been removed. Show understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.

Write about 100 words, answering the email and notes provided.

In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the B1 Preliminary test.

Part 3 - Gap-Filled Exercise

The B1 Preliminary Speaking test has four parts and you take it together with another candidate. There are two examiners. One of the examiners talks to you and the other examiner listens.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

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