Saturday, 30 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 61. Phrasal Verbs: Exercise 6

1.    He didn’t want to go to the dance, but his girlfriend was so persuasive that he gave __.

2.    The nurse gave ______ the pills to the patients.

3.    You must never give _____. If you don’t succeed at first, you must try again.

4.    Mrs Brown goes in ____ cooking special slimming food.

5.    The bomb went ______ in the policeman’s home.

6.    I got lost when I was making _________ the airport.

7.    He’s always trying to put me _____ doing what I want to do.

8.    She’s very much fatter. I wonder how much weight she’s put ____.

9.    Firefighters soon put the fire ____.

10. The hospital was near a main road so the patients had to put up _____ a lot of noise.


1.    In. Give in (to sb): surrender. To admit that you have been defeated. E.g. the rebels were forced to give in. To agree to do something that you do not want to do. The authorities have shown no signs of giving in to the kidnappers' demands.

2.    Out. Give sth out: Distribute. To give something to a lot of people. E.g. the teacher gave out the exam papers.

3.    Up. Give up: Cease, stop trying to do sth. E.g. she doesn't give up easily. I give up—tell me the answer.

4.    For. Go in for: Be interested in. E.g. she doesn't go in for team sports.

5.    Off. Go off: to be fired. To explode. E.g. The gun went off by accident.

6.    For. Make for: go towards. Head for. E.g. he picked up his umbrella and made for the door. 

7.    Off. Put off: discourage. E.g. All this rain really puts you off going out after work.

8.    On. Put on: gain. E.g. He must have put on several kilos.

9.    Out. Put out: to stop something from burning or shining. Switch off, extinguish. E.g. If they had put the light out there wouldn’t have been a fire started which needed putting out.

10. With. Put up with: bear, tolerate. E.g. I don't know how she puts up with him.

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