FCE - Phrasal Verbs

Here is a list of Phrasal Verbs we have seen in class:

bump into

come across

find out

get by

get over

look into

look out

look out for

look up to

make up

take up

turn up


Put the verbs (in their correct form) into the following sentences:
  1. Leave it with me. I ___ it and get back to you as soon as possible.
  2. I'm tired of just ___. I want a job with better wages.
  3. He ___ the post of headmaster last year.
  4. He needed a long time ___ the break-up with his girlfriend.
  5. Don't worry! He ___.  He's probably stuck in traffic.
  6. Look what I ___ when I was tidying out the attic.
  7. ___ her. She said she was going to the conference too.
  8. You'll never guess who I ___ on the way here.
  9. ___! There is a car coming.
  10. I didn't feel like going to the dinner so I ___ an excuse.
  11. Children should ___ Olympic sportsmen and women rather than footballers.
  12. Can you ___ when the meeting is? I need to get organized.

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Comments

Mario Jiménez said…
1 look into
2 bump into
3 take up
4 get over
5 turn up
6 make up
7 look out for
8 come across
9 look out
10 get by
11 look up to
12 find out


Graham said…
Hi Mario!

It's good to see you having a go at Phrasal Verbs.

1. Right verb, wrong form

2. Wrong verb, wrong form

3. Right verb, wrong form

4. Right verb, wrong form

5. Right verb, wrong form

6. Wrong verb, wrong form

7. Right right !!!!!

8. Wrong, wrong :-(

9. Right, right Hurrah!!!!

10. Wrong verb, right form.

11. Right, right !!!

12. And you end with..... right, right :-))

Well done.

Do you want to have another try? The forms can be with -ing, infinitive, past....


If you want to practice more Phrasal Verbs, check out Funky Phrasals and Face Up To Phrasals under BBC Learning English ( see left hand column )

See you on Thursday.










Mario Jiménez said…
Hi Graham

I don´t know that i´ve to change the form of the verbs.

So let´s go with a new attempt

1 will look into
2 get by
3 took up
4 getting over
5 is turning up
6 have come across
7 look out for
8 have bumped into
9 look out
10 made up
11 look up to
12 find out

I'll see you tomorrow

Graham said…
Hi Mario,

Here are the answers:

1. will look into

2. I'm tired of just getting by. (prep + verbing

3. took up

4. ...time to get over...

5. he'll turn up. (prediction)

6. came across when ...

7. look out for

8. bumped into on the way here.

9. Look out!

10. made up

11. look up to

12. find out



So you got all the Phrasal Verbs right. The next step is to start integrating them into your language.

Well done!

Anonymous said…
Hi Graham, it's Alicia:

1. Leave it with me. I WILL LOOK INTO it and get back to you as soon as possible.
2. I'm tired of just GETTING BY. I want a job with better wages.
3. He TOOK UP the post of headmaster last year.
4. He needed a long time TO GET OVER the break-up with his girlfriend.
5. Don't worry! He WILL TURN UP. He's probably stuck in traffic.
6. Look what I CAME ACROSS when I was tidying out the attic.
7. LOOK OUT FOR her. She said she was going to the conference too.
8. You'll never guess who I BUMPED on the way here.
9. LOOK OUT! There is a car coming.
10. I didn't feel like going to the dinner so I MADE UP an excuse.
11. Children should LOOK UP TO Olympic sportsmen and women rather than footballers.
12. Can you FIND OUT when the meeting is? I need to get organized.

See you on Wednesday!
Graham said…
Hi Alicia,

8. You'll never guess who I BUMPED INTO on the way here.

Well done!
Anonymous said…
Hi, Graham, I send you these sentences with phrasal verbs. I don’t understand the numbers 7 and 8, but I suppose I will be able to talk with you about this. José Luis profesor

1. Leave it with me. I LOOK OUT FOR it and get back to you as soon as possible.
2. I'm tired of just GET BY. I want a job with better wages.
3. He LOOKED INTO the post of headmaster last year.
4. He needed a long time TO GET OVER the break-up with his girlfriend.
5. Don't worry! He WILL TURN UP. He's probably stuck in traffic.
6. Look what I BUMPED INTO when I was tidying out the attic.
7. I CAME ACROSS her. She said she was going to the conference too.
8. You'll never guess who I CAME ACROSS on the way here.
9. LOOK OUT! There is a car coming.
10. I didn't feel like going to the dinner so I MADE UP an excuse.
11. Children should LOOK UP TO Olympic sportsmen and women rather than footballers.
12. Can you FIND OUT when the meeting is? I need to get organized.

Graham said…
Hi José Luís,

They are all correct apart from:

1. Leave it with me. I'll look into it and get back to you as soon as possible.

2. I'm tired of just getting by. I want a job with better wages.

3. He took up the post of headmaster last year.

6. Look what I came across when I was tidying out the attic.

7. I'll look out for her. She said she was going to the conference too.

8. You'll never guess who I bumped into on the way here.


A tricky one.