Saturday, 30 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 61. Phrasal Verbs Exercise 8

1.    David broke _______ and wept when he heard the news.

2.    The crisis was brought ________ by The Prime Minister’s resignation.

3.    The attack was successfully carried _______.

4.    The new hair style is beginning to catch __________.

5.    Let me explain how the situation came _________.

6.    It all comes _______ to whether you are prepared to accept less money.

7.    We’ve come up _________ a bit of a problem.

8.    We still haven’t come up ________ a solution to the problem.

9.    You have to face ________ to your responsibilities.

10. If the worst comes to the worst, we’ve got our savings to fall back ___.


1.    Down. Break down: to lose control of your feelings and start crying. E.g. he broke down and wept when he heard the news.


2.    About. Bring about: to make something happen. Cause. E.g. what brought about the change in his attitude?

3.    Out. Carry Out: to do and complete a task. E.g. extensive tests have been carried out on the patient.

4.    On. Catch on: to become popular or fashionable. E.g. he invented a new game, but it never really caught on.

5.    About. Come about: to happen. E.g. Can you tell me how the accident came about?

6.    Down. Come down to: to be able to be explained by a single important point. Be in the end a matter of. To be the most important aspect of a situation or problem. E.g. what it comes down to is, either I get more money or I leave. In the end, it all comes down to who wants the job the most.


7.    Against. Come up against: to be faced with or opposed by somebody/something. Meet a difficulty. E.g. We expect to come up against a lot of opposition to the plan


8.    With. Come up with: to find or produce an answer, a sum of money, etc. E.g. She came up with a new idea for increasing sales. How soon can you come up with the money?


9.    Up. Face up to: to accept and deal with something that is difficult or unpleasant. E.g. she had to face up to the fact that she would never walk again. You have to face up to your responsibilities.


10. On. Fall back on sb/sth: to go to somebody for support; to have something to use when you are in difficulty. Use as a last resort. E.g. I have a little money in the bank to fall back on. She fell back on her usual excuse of having no time.

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