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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.

Example:

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

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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