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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 12.

Phrasal verbs from T to Z.

Choose the right preposition or adverb particle for the answer boxes to complete the phrasal verb sentences. See explanations below after the test and translations into Spanish.

Example:

We arrived late for the concert and were turned ____ at the door. We went for a drink instead.
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1) (In a clothes shop) I like this jacket. I'm going to try it ____.

2) John asked Mary to marry him but she turned him ____.

3) I can't do the washing up; somebody's used ____ all the washing-up liquid.

4) Steve thought he would get the job as manager but they turned ____ his application.

5) You have to watch ____ when walking in these fields; there are poisonous snakes.

6) We took ____ a dog we found on the street. It was dirty, hungry and lost and needed a home.

7) I've worn ____ my jeans. I wear them everyday and now they are falling apart.

8) Mike needs to work ____ at the gym. He's too fat and never does any exercise.

9) Somebody sprayed paint on my car. Fortunately, I could wipe it ___ with a wet cloth.

10) These equations are too difficult for me. I can't work them ____.

 

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Answers...

Example - turn away / back (refuse admission to some event, etc. - in Spanish, prohibir la entrada a alguien)

1) try on (put on an article of clothing to see if you like it or if it fits - in Spanish, probar una prenda)

2) turn somebody down (refuse somebody after a declaration of marriage - in Spanish, rechazar a alguien)

3) use up (finish a product so there is none left - in Spanish, gastar)

4) turn down (reject an application for work, etc. - in Spanish, rechazar)

5) watch out (take care, be careful - in Spanish, estarse atento)

6) take in (give a home to - in Spanish, dar cobijo a)

7) wear out (use something so much that it deteriorates - in Spanish, desgastar)

8) work out (do intensive exercise at a gymnasium to get fit - in Spanish, hacer ejercicio, entrenar)

9) wipe off (clean with a surface usually with a cloth - in Spanish, limpiar con un trapo)

10) work out (calculate correctly, find a solution to - in Spanish, resolver)

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