Phrasal Verbs 000 VERY Basic

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  1. The photocopier ______ _______ last week so we can’t use it.
    The photocopier broke down last week so we can’t use it.

    to stop working; of machines, ALSO, of people
  2. The instructor told them to stop but he _______  ______ answering the questions.
    The instructor told them to stop but he carried on answering the questions.


    continue doing what you're doing
  3. A: Who’s that?

    B: I don’t know. I’ll ask Sue and ______ ______ his name.
    A: Who’s that?

    B: I don’t know. I’ll ask Sue and find out his name.

    learn information you don't have
  4. He's in bed. He'll need a few days to ______ _______ that horrible cold.
    He's in bed. He'll need a few days to get over that horrible cold.


    recover from: of an illness, difficult situation
  5. He _____ ____ the train at 9 and got _____ at the next station.
    He got on the train at 9 and got off at the next station.

    to board a bus, train, plane
  6. It's raining too hard. Let's get ______ a cab and go home.
    It's raining too hard. Let's get into a cab and go home.

    board a car, van
  7. Breakfast is ready. Come on. ____ _____ now and get dressed or you’ll be late.
    Breakfast is ready. Come on. Get up now and get dressed or you’ll be late.


    also WAKE UP
  8. Get some new shoes and _______ those _______ to somebody that needs them.
    Get some new shoes and give those away to somebody that needs them.
  9. I ____ _____ tennis when I broke my leg. I don't play anymore.
    I gave up tennis when I broke my leg. I don't play anymore.
  10. I'd like to start my own company so I'm going to ____ ____  my job.
    I'd like to start my own company so I'm going to give up my job.
  11. The meeting starts at 3. Have lunch and ______ _______ to the office at 2:45.
    The meeting starts at 3. Have lunch and come/go back to the office at 2:45.
  12. The seminar starts in 5 minutes. _____ _____ or we'll be late!
    The seminar starts in 5 minutes. Hurry up or we'll be late!
  13. While I get us some coffee, please ______ _______ my bag. Yes? Thanks.
    While I get us some coffee, please look after my bag. Yes? Thanks.
  14. (In a shop)
    A: May I help you?
    B: No thanks. I ____ just ________ ________.
    • (In a shop)
    • A: May I help you?
    • B: No thanks. I'm just looking around.
  15. ____ _____! There's a bike coming!
    Look out! There's a bike coming!
  16. I don't know his phone number but I can _______ it ______ for you. Please hold on.
    I don't know his phone number but I can look it up for you. Please hold on.
  17. There's no milk. I can _____ ____ a bottle when I get back home.
    There's no milk. I can pick up a bottle when I get back home.
  18. Do you _____ ______ everything before you leave the office or do you just leave everything on your desk?
    Do you put away everything before you leave the office or do you just leave everything on your desk?
  19. This book is great! I can't ______ it _______.  I want to know who the killer is.
    This book is great! I can't put it down.  I want to know who the killer is.
  20. He can't come to the meeting today. We have to _____ it ____ until next week.
    He can't come to the meeting today. We have to put it off until next week.
  21. If you want to buy that new gadget, you have to _____ ______ 10% of your salary.
    If you want to buy that new gadget, you have to save up 10% of your salary.
  22. The meeting began when all of us ______ ______ down around the table.
    The meeting began when all of us sat down around the table.
  23. Don't read so fast! _____ ______ and think of the meaning of the sentence.
    Don't read so fast! Slow down and think of the meaning of the sentence.
  24. The connection is really bad. Please _____ _____. I can barely hear you!
    The connection is really bad. Please speak up. I can barely hear you!
  25. It was really cold so we decided to ____ ____ last Sunday.
    It was really cold so we decided to stay in last Sunday.
  26. The book was so interesting that I _____ _____ all night reading it.
    The book was so interesting that I stayed up all night reading it.
  27. The plane ____ _____ at 11 pm and lands in Miami at about 8 in the morning.
    The plane takes off at 11 pm and lands in Miami at about 8 in the morning.
  28. There's a shop where you can ____ VR ____. Would you like to go?
    There's a shop where you can try VR out. Would you like to go?
  29. It's getting too hot. Why don't you _____ the heating ____?
    It's getting too hot. Why don't you turn the heating off?
  30. I can't sleep well. Any noise ______ me _____.
    I can't sleep well. Any noise wakes me up.
  31. My boss wasn't happy because I couldn't ______ ______ the problem.
    My boss wasn't happy because I couldn't work out the problem.

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Phrasal Verbs 000 VERY Basic
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2016-08-20 02:23:56
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