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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 8.

Phrasal verbs from M - P.

Write 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:

I'm worried about my son. The children at school make ____ of him because he's got a big nose.
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1) The twins look alike. I always mix ____ their names.

2) She made ____ some silly story because she was late. It was obviously a lie.

3) I'm moving ____ next week. We're leaving for Cornwall.

4) The conference was really boring. I found myself nodding ____.

5) Some stange people have just moved ____ next door. I don't like the look of them.

6) Mary and John had a big argument last week but they seem to have made ____. They were having coffee together yesterday.

7) "My grandmother passed ____ last week." "I'm so sorry to hear that."

8) I didn't have quite enough money to buy the car so my mum made ____ the difference. She's very generous.

9) It was so hot in the street, my wife passed ____. She's not used to the Spanish heat.

10) My girlfriend likes to have her lipstick and mascara in her handbag. She likes to make ____.

 

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Answers...

Example - make fun of (tease, ridicule someone or something - in Spanish, reírse de alguien o algo)

1) mix up (confuse, usually between several things - in Spanish, confundir una cosa con otra)

2) make up (invent an excuse, a story, etc. - in Spanish, inventar una excusa, cuento, etc.)

3) move out / away (leave one's house definitively - in Spanish, mudarse de casa, marcharse de casa definitivamente)

4) nod off (fall asleep for a short time eg. sitting in a chair - in Spanish, quedarse dormido ej. sentado en una silla)

5) move in (take up residence in a house - in Spanish, mudarse de casa, entrar para vivir en una nueva casa)

6) make up (with) (become friends again after an argument - in Spanish, hacer las paces (con))

7) pass away (die, gentle way to tell news of a death - in Spanish, fallecer)

8) make up (add the remaining amount of money required - in Spanish, poner la diferencia que falta ej. dinero)

9) pass out (faint, lose consciousness - in Spanish, desmayarse)

10) make up (apply lipstick, etc, to paint one's face - in Spanish, maquillarse)

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