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Welcome to our Phrasal Verbs Exercises. Let’s learn how to use Phrasal Verbs which are usually very different from the meaning of the verb on its own. It is important to learn how to use them properly at this expanding stage of English where there is more focus on academic tasks and language functions.

About 20 minutes.Learning how to use phrasal verbs.Expanding stage of learning English.

Phrasal Verbs Exercises

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Listen and match the phrasal verb in the sentence.

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 have many activities to get your English up to speed in no time.
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.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First

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