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  • B1 Phrasal verbs (Part 2)

    Do these exercises to learn common B1 phrasal verbs (intermediate level). This is the second 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 31-40)

    Choose the correct phrasal verbs to complete these sentences.

    1 You must to the cars that are coming from the right.

    2 The lights in most buildings because of the earthquake.

    3 He is going the gold medal in the Olympic Games this summer.

    4 I have to this essay by Friday.

    5 The war for over two years.

    6 After the accident he couldn't walk, so he had to golf.

    7 Would you like to go for a drink tonight?

    8 She had a child when she was very young and had to very fast.

    9 These shoes and this dress don't .

    10 These shoes don't this dress.


  • B1 Phrasal verbs 31-60

    This is the second 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 31-40

    B1 Phrasal Verbs 31-40

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    • GIVE UP: If you give up something, you stop doing it or taking it: “I’m going to give up smoking.”
    • GIVE WAY: If you give way to a vehicle, you allow it to go past before you move.
    • GO FOR: If you go for something, you try to have or achieve something.
    • GO OFF: If a light or a machine goes off, it stops working. Also, if an alarm goes off, it starts to make a loud noise, and if a bomb goes off, it explodes.
    • GO ON: If something goes on, it continues to happen or exist. Also, if something is going on, it is happening: “I don’t know what is going on.”
    • GO OUT: If you go out, you leave your home to do something fun, such as going to a bar, a party, etc. Also, if you go out with someone, you have a romantic or sexual relationship.
    • GO WITH: If one thing goes with another, they look or taste good together: “This wine goes well with this cheese.”
    • GO TOGETHER: If two things go together, they look good together.
    • GROW UP: When someone grows up, they change from being a child into being an adult.
    • HAND IN: If you hand in an exam, homework, a document, or something that you have found, you give it to a teacher, police officer, or another person in authority.

    B1 Phrasal verbs 41-50

    B1 Phrasal Verbs 41-50

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    • HAND OUT: If you hand things out to a group of people, you give one or more to each person in a group.
    • HANG OUT: If you hang out in a place or you hang out with someone, you spend a lot of time in that place or with those people.
    • HANG UP: If you hang up or you hang up the phone, you end a phone call.
    • HOLD UP: To hold up someone or something means to delay them or make them late.
    • KEEP IN: If you keep someone in (a place), you make them stay in that place.
    • KEEP ON: If you keep on doing something, you continue doing it.
    • KEEP UP: If you keep up something, you continue to do it.
    • KNOCK DOWN: If a person is knocked down by a vehicle or a driver, they are hit by this vehicle and fall to the ground and are often injured or killed. Also, to knock someone down means to hit a person so that this person falls down.
    • LIE DOWN: When you lie down, you move into a horizontal position, usually in order to rest or sleep.
    • LOOK AFTER: If you look after someone or something, you take care of them and try to keep them healthy or in good condition.

    B1 Phrasal verbs 51-60

    B1 Phrasal Verbs 41-50

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    • LOOK FOR: If you look for something, you try to get something that you want or need.
    • LOOK FORWARD TO: If you look forward to something that is going to happen, you want it to happen and feel excited about it.
    • LOOK OUT: If you say or shout “Look out!” to someone, you are warning them that they are in danger.
    • LOOK UP: If you look up a particular piece of information, you try to find it by looking in a book, on a list, or using a computer.
    • PASS ON: If you pass something on (to someone), you give something to someone, especially something that someone else has given you.
    • PICK UP: When you pick up someone or something that is waiting, you go to the place where they are and take them somewhere, usually in your car.
    • PUT AWAY: If you put something away, you put it into the place or container where it is normally kept.
    • PUT DOWN: If you put something down, especially your name, on a list or piece of paper, you write it down.
    • PUT OFF: If you put off something or doing something, you arrange to do it at a later time.
    • PUT ON: If you put on weight, you become fatter. Also, if you put on clothes, glasses or make-up, you place them on your body to wear them.
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