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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 2.

Phrasal verbs beginning with C and D.

Insert the preposition or adverb particle only. Write one word in the answer box that is missing from the sentence. There are explanations below.


Mary became hysterical when she heard the bad news. I tried to help her calm  ____.


1) I know it's late but I haven't finished this report yet. I'm going to carry ____ working.

2) We checked ____ at 12 o'clock but they still didn't have our room ready.

3) I came ____ an old photo in the attic of us when we were kids. I hadn't seen it for years.

4) (in the office) "I've got Mr Baldwin on the phone from Acme Services. He's furious about his order. Can you deal ____ it?"

5) You have to carry ____ a series of security measures before opening the safe.

6) "I need someone to help me with the house move. Can I count ____ you?"

7) "What you have to do, Paquito, is to cut ____ the fruit with scissors and stick the pieces here.

8) I need to cut ____ on fats and salt. The doctor says I have a heart problem.

9) "The child who stole my whiteboard marker should come ____ and confess now!"

10) "Drop ____ and see me on your way home. We can have a cup of tea and a chat."



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1) carry on (continue - in Spanish, continuar, seguir)

2) check in / check into (register at a hotel on arrival - in Spanish, registrarse)

3) come across (find by chance - in Spanish, encontrar por casualidad)

4) deal with (talk to someone or attend to a task to try to resolve a problem - in Spanish, tratar con alguien, lidiar con, ocuparse de un problema)

5) carry out (perform, do - in Spanish, llevar a cabo, realizar)

6) count on (depend on - in Spanish, contar con)

7) cut out (cut with scissors, etc. something from a larger piece - in Spanish, recortar)

8) cut down (reduce - in Spanish, reducir)

9) come forward (make oneself known - in Spanish, darse una persona a conocer)

10) drop in (to visit someone briefly - in Spanish, visitar brevemente, pasar a ver a alguien)

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