Phrasal Verbs FCE 1

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Phrasal Verbs FCE 1
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  1. If this car _______ _________ again
    I’m going to sell it.



    If this car BREAKS DOWN againI’m going to sell it.


    stop working; of machines/vehicles
  2. The firemen _____ the door _________ and ran inside to look for the children.
    The firemen BROKE the door DOWN and ran inside to look for the children.


    destroy
  3. Do you think it’s difficult to ______ children ____ as a single parent?
    Do you think it’s difficult to BRING children UP as a single parent?

    look after and educate a child
  4. He ________ ______ the issue of immigration in his latest speech, but nobody paid attention.
    He BROUGHT UP the issue of immigration in his latest speech, but nobody paid attention.

    mention
  5. He ________ _____ watching TV, even though he had to finish his essay and it was too late!
    He CARRIED/KEPT ON watching TV, even though he had to finish his essay and it was too late!

    continue doing an activity
  6. Although he explained the problem 3 times, she didn’t _______ _____ (to what he said) and had to do more research.
    Although he explained the problem 3 times, she didn’t CATCH ON (to what he said) and had to do more research.

    understand
  7. Smart TVs/Smartphones are certainly _______ _____! In 2 years’ time everybody will have one. You see them everywhere.
    Smart TVs/Smartphones are certainly CATCHING ON! In 2 years’ time everybody will have one. You see them everywhere.

    Become popular; of a product, an idea, etc.
  8. The factory is _______ ______. They can no longer manufacture products at a competitive price.  All employees will be fired.
    The factory is CLOSING DOWN. They can no longer manufacture products at a competitive price.  All employees will be fired.

    end an activity: of a business, company, etc.
  9. Inflation rates should ______ _______ soon. Otherwise, we’ll be in trouble.
    Inflation rates should GO/COME DOWN soon. Otherwise, we’ll be in trouble.

    decrease, become less than before; of prices, rates, ≠ go up
  10. Some trees might ______ _______ if the winds are strong. It'll be a mess. The streets will be blocked for some days.
    Some trees might COME DOWN if the winds are strong. It'll be a mess. The streets will be blocked for some days.


    fall to the ground
  11. He _________ _____ in red marks after he ate some chocolate. Is he allergic?
    He CAME OUT in red marks after he ate some chocolate. Is he allergic?

    develop spots or rashes
  12. That's too much sugar! You'd better ______ ______ on it. It's no good for you!
    That's too much sugar! You'd better CUT DOWN on it. It's no good for you!


    reduce the amount you consume
  13. These branches are too old. We'd better ______ them ______. They're dangerous like this.
    These branches are too old. We'd better CUT them DOWN. They're dangerous like this.


    bring to the ground; cut
  14. Here's the magazine. _______ the coupon _____ and use it at the market.
    Here's the magazine. CUT the coupon OUT and use it at the market.

    detach, remove, separate
  15. ______ it _______! I’m trying to study here!
    CUT it OUT! I’m trying to study here!


    Stop it. Informal. When irritated.
  16. When the laughter _______ ________, she continued delivering the speech.
    When the laughter DIED DOWN, she continued delivering the speech.


    come to an end; of sound
  17. I’d like to _____ _____ tonight. It’s my birthday and Italian sounds perfect!
    I’d like to EAT OUT tonight. It’s my birthday and Italian sounds perfect!


    eat in a restaurant instead of at home
  18. It took him a long time to ______ his idea _______ . He used charts and drawings to make it easier.
    It took him a long time to GET/PUT his idea ACROSS. He used charts and drawings to make it easier.

    communicate
  19. Although his idea was very original, they _______ it ________ because it would be too expensive to impliment.
    Although his idea was very original, they TURNED it DOWN because it would be too expensive to impliment.

    reject
  20. He never delivers and he's aways late. How does he ______  _______ with it?
    He never delivers and he's aways late. How does he ______  _______ with it?

    escape punishment
  21. You’ll have to _____ _____ on little money when you’re in London. If you do, you’ll be able to stay there longer!
    • You’ll have to GET BY on little money when you’re in London. If you do, you’ll be able to
    • stay there longer!


    survive

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