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FCE - B2 - phrasal verbs in English - 3.

Phrasal verbs from D to F.

Insert the preposition or adverb particle only. Write one word in the answer box that is missing from the sentence. Look at the explanations below too after the test.

Example:

My daughter likes wearing different clothes. She dressed ____ as a princess for her birthday party.
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1) I'm not very good at money. I let my wife deal ____ the household expenses.

2) No need to take the bus; I'll drop you ____ at the station in my car.

3) My brother didn't like studying. He dropped ____ of university and started work.

4) The meeting was really boring. It dragged ____ for hours.

5) She just can't do ____ tea. She drinks about ten cups a day.

6) When the pop star came on stage, all the fans cheered. It took a long time for the noise to die ____.

7) We got completely lost in London. We wanted to go to Hyde Park but we ended ____ somewhere near Heathrow Airport.

8) There's always a lot of work around Christmas time but it eases ____ in January.

9) I can't figure ____ the difference between phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs. It's too difficult.

10) Can you fill ____ this form, please? We need your personal details.

 

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Answers...

Example - dress up (put clothes on of other characters, disguise oneself with clothes - in Spanish, disfrazarse con ropa)

1) deal with (handle, take charge of something, be responsible for - in Spanish, ocuparse de)

2) drop off (leave someone at a place after taking them in your car, for example - in Spanish, dejar a alguien o algo en un sitio)

3) drop out (leave a course before it has finished - in Spanish, abandonar los estudios)

4) drag on (continue for too much time - in Spanish, alargarse demasiado tiempo)

5) do without (not have a need for - in Spanish, no prescindir, no tener necesidad de)

6) die down / die away (diminish - in Spanish, irse apagando)

7) end up (find yourself in a place you didn't want or expect to be - in Spanish, terminar, acabar en un sitio donde no querías estar)

8) ease off / ease up (reduce, become less - in Spanish, disminuir)

9) figure out (think about something until you understand it - in Spanish, entender, resolver)

10) fill in / fill out (complete parts of a form - in Spanish, rellenar, completar un formulario)

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