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Phrasal Verbs Exercise


Fill in the blanks with an appropriate phrasal verb.
- consist of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. The
meaning of these combinations is mostly very different from the
verb and the adverb or preposition alone. 1. My grandfather likes to _______________on his childhood.

- Together with adverbs or prepositions the phrases have new 2. He often ___________________his brother.
meanings. Study the following examples:
3. She always ____________________ to meeting him.
 look after – (to take care of somebody/something)
4. Could you ____________________ my report, please?
 look back – (to think about something in the past)
5. They _____________________ on her because she didn't
 look down – (to think that somebody is not as good as others) study at a university.

 look for – (to try to find sb/sth) 6. You should ___________________ the word in a dictionary.
 look forward to – (to be excited about something that is going
7. I'm ____________________ my watch.
to happen)
8. Could you __________________ on Peggy when you are in
 look in – (to make a short visit)
town?
 look out (for) – (to try to spot somebody/something)
9. ____________________ for George while you are in the
 look over – (to review something) club.

 look up – (to look for information – online or offline) 10. I don't know where my book is. I have to ______________it.
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Phrasal Verbs Exercise


Fill in the blanks with an appropriate phrasal verb.
The meaning of the phrasal verb is different to the meaning of
the words when separated. For example, to "get away" means
to go on holiday, which is different from the meaning of the word 1. Our sofa is really old. We need to _____________ it.
"get" on its own.
2. I went to the cinema. What did you ______________ last
weekend?
 get up to – do
3. Brad and Tom really don't _________________ each other.
 get on with (someone) – have a good relationship They’re always arguing.

 get over (something/someone) – recover from 4. Sara won’t be joining us. She's still ______________ the flu.

 get away with (something) – be successful in something 5. I _________________ going on that boring camping trip,
because it started raining.
 get at (someone) – criticise someone repeatedly
6. The traffic officer only gave me a warning for driving too fast.
 get rid of (something) – remove/throw away something I ___________________ there!

 get out of (doing something) – avoid something you don’t 7. After showing James the pie charts and diagrams, I was
finally able to ___________________ him.
want to do
8. I really __________________ when I see people mistreating
 get off lightly – to experience less trouble than expected defenceless animals!

 get through to (someone) – successfully explain something 9. If Mel thinks she's going to __________________ being late
again, she's terribly mistaken!
 get wound up (about something) – get angry about
10. I feel sorry for Andrew. His brother's always ____________
something him even when he’s done nothing wrong.