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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 1.

Phrasal verbs beginning with B and C.

You just need to insert the preposition or adverb particle. Write only one word in the answer box that is missing from the sentence. There are explanations below.

Example:

We were driving along the motorway when our car broke ____. We had to call the road rescue service.
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1) Thieves broke ____ our house while we were on holiday. But they didn't take very much.

2) Mary and John broke ____ after ten years of marriage. Mary is living with her mother now.

3) I was brought ____ in the countryside. It was a very happy childhood.

4) There had been an explosion in the kitchen. The police said a gas cannister had blown ____.

5) She broke ____ in tears. Her dog had died that morning.

6) I'm going to have to brush ____ on my English. I've forgotten a lot.

7) When you load new programmes on your PC, you should boot it ____ again so they'll work properly.

8) (on the phone) "I'll call you ____ later when you're less busy."

9) I made a mistake when I brought ____ the subject of politics. I shouldn't have mentioned that subject.

10) We had to call ____ the party. Very few people wanted to come.

 

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Answers...

1) break into/in (enter by force usually to steal - in Spanish, entrar con intención de robar)

2) break up (separate after having a relationship - in Spanish, separarse)

3) bring up (raise a child - in Spanish, criar, educar)

4) blow up (explode - in Spanish, explotar)

5) break down (start to cry, becoming emotional - in Spanish, perder el control, echarse a llorar)

6) brush up (relearn something, practise - in Spanish, repasar)

7) boot up (start a computer - in Spanish, arrancar, encender)

8) call back (telephone again - in Spanish, volver a llamar)

9) bring up (start a topic of conversation - in Spanish, mencionar, sacar un tema)

10) call off (cancel - in Spanish, cancelar)

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