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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 9.

Phrasal verbs from M - R.

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

Example:

When the police questioned the thief at the police station, he owned ____ that he had stolen the silver spoons.
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1) After being two hours in the traffic jam, we drove a little faster than usual. We wanted to make ____ for lost time.

2) Mary made ____ the quilt from small pieces of coloured material.

3) I'm getting into trouble with the bank. I have to pay them ____ a lot of money.

4) "I'm not going to be able to make the meeting for 4 o'clock. Can we put it ____ to 6?"

5) Every day I pick ____ the children from school in the car.

6) When she came in, she put ____ all the lights and woke me up.

7) Mary put her holiday ____ to the beginning of August because the weather forecast was bad for the end of August.

8) When my neighbour complained about the noise of our party, I pointed ____ that she always had music playing loudly.

9) John found next door's cat in his house so he ruled ____ the idea that he'd been burgled.

10) Mary ran ____ from home when she was little. She wasn't a happy child.

 

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Answers...

Example - own up (confess to doing something wrong - in Spanish, confesar que has hecho algo mal - no al cura)

1) make up (for lost time) (recuperate time lost - in Spanish, recuperar el tiempo perdido)

2) make up (construct, put something together with parts - in Spanish, componer, confeccionar algo con varias partes, trozos, etc.)

3) pay back (reimburse, pay money to the person who lent it to you - in Spanish, reembolsar, pagar dinero a alguien que te lo ha prestado)

4) put back / off (postpone to a later time - in Spanish, posponer)

5) pick up (go and fetch somebody, often with a vehicle - in Spanish, recoger a alguien - normalmente en un vehículo)

6) put on (switch on, connect a current via a switch - in Spanish, encender (las luces etc.))

7) put forward (opposite of put back, change a date of some event or plan to an earlier one - in Spanish, adelantar algún plan, acontecimiento, etc.)

8) point out (bring something to somebody's attention - in Spanish, señalar, indicar, llamar la atención)

9) rule out (reject, dismiss an idea or theory - in Spanish, descartar una idea o hipótesis)

10) run away (escape from some place, often from home - in Spanish, escaparse - normalmente de tu propia casa)

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