First of all, what are they? They are verbs with a preposition and / or an adverb added to them which changes the meaning of the original verb when it is by itself. While many students feel they are a bit difficult to learn, English native speakers use them most of the time, so they are important to learn if you want to bring your English to another level.
We use them in everyday speech so the more phrasal verbs you know, the more English you will understand and the more you will sound natural if you use them. Phrasal verbs don’t only make you sound more like a native English speaker, but they are also tested in official English tests like TOEIC and the Cambridge tests.
Let’s try a few!
Which answer is correct?
He ____________ tennis when he was 8 years old.
- took out
- took in
- took for
- took up
It took her a long time to ____________ her flu but she is feeling fine now.
- get off
- get over
- get on with
- get out
Replace the words in italics with the phrasal verbs in the box:
- Because of the weather, we have decided to cancel the picnic at the beach.
- Our neighbours think they are superior to people who don’t have European cars.
- I can’t tolerate his noisy music every night anymore!
- Can we postpone our soccer practice until tomorrow as it looks like it might rain?
|*look down on * call off *put up with *put off|
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