ICSE ENGLISH

Phrasal Verbs

Posted on: November 21, 2008


Question 1
Complete the sentences, using the phrasal verbs in the box. Put the verbs into the correct tense and form.
Get up break down set off sleep in stay in
Speak up go back hurry up go out look out
1. My washing machine ………………….. this morning so I had to do the washing
by hand.
2. The train leaves at 5.45 so I think we should …………………… at 5.00
3. I’d like to …………………… tonight but I’ve got a lot of work to do so I should
………………………
4. Please ……………………. We’re going to be late.
5. Oh good, I don’t have to ………. Early for work tomorrow so I can ……………
6. I’m sorry but my hearing is not very good. Could you please ………………..?
7. ……………….! You’re going to hit that car.
8. I had a holiday in Malaysia last year and it was beautiful. I’d love to …………….

Question 2
Rewrite the sentences substituting the underlined words with a phrasal verb from the box. Write the sentences
a) with the object after the verb the particle:
b) with the object between the verb and particle.
(Where the object is a pronoun, you can only put it between the verb and particle)
look up fix up give away turn on turn off
put down ring up put away work out put off
1. These cloths are too small for Andrew. I should give them to someone else.
2. I don’t know the meaning of this word. I must find it in the directory.
3. We should talk about this problem. Can we arrange a meeting?
4. Your room looks terrible, James. Why don’t you put your cloths into the cupboard.
5. Would you like to put your bag on the floor?
6. This problem is really difficult. Could you help me solve it?
7. Ok, we are ready? Would you start the machine, please?
8. Marie cannot come. She wants to delay the meeting until Monday.
9. The machine is too noisy. Could you stop it working, please?
Question 4
Complete the sentence with a verb from the box. Put the verb into the correct tense form.
take after come across live on
look round get over look after
1. He was very unhappy after his girl friend left him but I think he is starting to
…………… it now.
2. We are going on holiday next month. We must find someone to …………….. the cat
and the plants.
3.I know you have seen the new part of the town but you should …………… the old part – It’s very interesting.
4. We were on our way to college when we ……………… some dancers. They were doing a beautiful dance in the street.
5. He is very good at sport and his mother is, too. He ……………… her.
6. She loves acting but she can’t ………………… the money she earns from it. She
has to do other jobs.

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