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  • B1 Phrasal verbs (Part 1)

    Do these exercises to learn common B1 phrasal verbs (intermediate level). This is the first grammar lesson in a series of 3. In these grammar lessons, you will find all the phrasal verbs you need to know for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET). You can find all these phrasal verbs in the B1 Preliminary vocabulary list.

    Exercise 1 (Phrasal verbs 1-10)

    Choose the correct phrasal verbs to complete these sentences.

    1 If you make a mistake, keep calm and . Don't panic.

    2 I'll you after work. I have booked a table at 7.

    3 I'm glad that the quarantine now.

    4 The thieves and stole all the equipment.

    5 Nobody knows why they . They seemed in love and perfect for each other.

    6 The boat's engine and they spent two agonizing weeks out at sea.

    7 Many grandparents their grandchildren because their parents can't take care of them.

    8 , we're going to be late for the movies!

    9 They are going to a study in order to reduce air pollution.

    10 When he was of the hotel, he realised he didn't have his credit card.


  • B1 Phrasal verbs 1-30

    This is the first of our three B1 grammar lessons, where you will learn the most common intermediate phrasal verbs. All the verbs in these three lessons come from the vocabulary list used for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET). In each of these three lessons, you will find 30 phrasal verbs, making up a total of 90 (out of the 94 that you can see in the Cambridge Preliminary vocabulary list).

    B1 Phrasal verbs 1-10

    B1 Phrasal verbs 1-10

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    • BE OVER: If something is over, it has finished.
    • BREAK DOWN: If a car or a machine breaks down, it stops working.
    • BREAK IN: If someone breaks in or breaks into a building, they enter a building by force, usually in order to steal something
    • BREAK UP: When a person breaks up with another person, or if two people break up, they end their romantic relationship or marriage.
    • BRING UP: When a person brings up a child, they look after and influence this child until they are grown up
    • CALL FOR: If you call for someone, you go to the place where they are so that you can both go somewhere.
    • CARRY ON: If you carry on (doing something), you continue doing something.
    • CARRY OUT: If you carry out a task, instruction, etc., you do it or act according to the plan in order to do it.
    • CHECK OUT: When you check out of a hotel or guest house, you leave the place after paying and returning your room key
    • COME ON: This expression is used to tell someone to hurry or to encourage someone to do something

    B1 Phrasal verbs 11-20

    B1 phrasal verbs 11-20

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    • CROSS OUT: If you cross out words on a page, you draw a line through them, usually because they are wrong.
    • CUT UP: If you cut something up, you cut it into several pieces.
    • DEAL WITH: When you deal with something or someone that needs attention, you give your attention to them, and you often solve a problem or make a decision concerning them.
    • DEPEND ON: If something depends on something else, it is determined, affected or decided by that thing.
    • DEPEND ON: If a person depends on another person, the first person needs the support or help of the other person to exist or be OK.
    • END UP: If you end up in a particular place or situation, it means that after a series of events, you unexpectedly find yourself in that place or situation.
    • FILL IN: If you fill in a document or form, you write the necessary information in its spaces.
    • FILL UP: If you fill up a container or your car tank, it becomes full.
    • FIND OUT: If you find something out, you learn or discover something you didn’t know.
    • GET ALONG: If you get along with someone, you have a friendly relationship. You can also say that two people get along.
    • GET BACK: If you get back (to a place, situation or activity), you return to that place, situation or activity.

    B1 Phrasal verbs 21-30

    B1 phrasal verbs 21-30

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    • GET DOWN: If you get down, you lower your body until you are sitting, kneeling, or lying on the ground. Also, if you get something down, you write something.
    • GET IN: If you get in, you enter a place, especially when it’s difficult.
    • GET OFF: When you get off (a bus, a train, etc.), you descend from that vehicle.
    • GET ON: If you get on with something, you start doing it or continue doing it.
    • GET ON: If you say how someone is getting on (with a job or in a situation), you are talking about how well they are doing.
    • GET RID OF: If you get rid of something or someone, you get free from this thing or person so that you don’t have to deal with them anymore.
    • GIVE BACK: If you give something back or give someone back something, you return it to the person who gave it to you.
    • GIVE IN: If you give in a piece of work or something you have written, you give it or hand it to a person of authority, such as your boss, your teacher, etc.
    • GIVE IN: If you give in, you surrender or abandon a fight, argument, etc.
    • GIVE OUT: If you give out something, you give something to each person in a group.
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