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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 7.

Phrasal verbs from K - L.

Insert the preposition or adverb particle. Write the word in the answer box that is missing from the sentence. See explanations below after the test and translations in Spanish.

Example:

John just kept ____ talking. He wouldn't shut up.
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1) I enjoy running the marathon but I can't keep ____ with the fastest runners.

2) I was counting on Steve's help with painting the house but he let me ____. He didn't even phone to apologize.

3) Nobody talked to me at the party. I felt really left ____.

4) John looked ____ his mother until she died. Now he doesn't know what to do with himself.

5) In the FCE exam, if you can't answer a question, just leave it ____.

6) Mark thinks he's superior to everybody else. He looks ____ on people.

7) I've been looking ____ my watch everywhere. I just can't find it.

8) Children always look ____ to Christmas. They get so excited about it.

9) I always looked ____ to my father. He was such an important person to me.

10) When nobody came to my birthday party, I really felt let ____.

 

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Answers...

Example - keep on (continue without stopping - in Spanish, continuar, seguir)

1) keep up with (maintain the same pace or level - in Spanish, seguirle el ritmo a alguien)

2) let somebody down (not to help, etc. when you had promised to - in Spanish, fallarle a alguien)

3) leave somebody out (not to involve somebody, to shun - in Spanish, excluir)

4) look after (care for - in Spanish, cuidar)

5) leave something out (omit - in Spanish, omitir)

6) look down on (to despise others because you think you are better than them - in Spanish, menospreciar, mirar por encima del hombro a)

7) look for (to search - in Spanish, buscar)

8) look forward to (wait for some event with much anticipation - in Spanish, tener muchas ganas que llegue algún acontecimiento)

9) look up to (admire somebody - in Spanish, admirar)

10) let down (similar to (2) but non-transitive, feel disappointed - in Spanish, sentirse defraudado)

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