There are a huge number of phrasal verbs in English, and many of them must be learnt because they are used so often. So they are not only essential for FCE preparation, but also  vital in everyday speech. There are several tips you can use when learning phrasal verbs. For example, learn them in pairs of opposites, and remember certain patterns. E.g

Put on / take off  (I took my hat off)
Put in / take out  (I put my wallet in my pocket)

Get in / get out (I got out my car)   Use for cars
Get on / get off (I got off the train)  Use for other forms of transport

Do up / undo (Do up your coat, it’s freezing!)
wrap up / unwrap (He wrapped up all the presents)
tie up / untie (They tied up Gulliver on the beach)

In addition, you can learn the different meanings of the prepositions.

Phrasal verbs with ON

In this class we study the different meanings of the preposition ‘on’

And here is a test on those phrasal verbs

PHRASAL VERB ON EXERCISE

Phrasal verbs with OFF

In this class we study the different meanings of the preposition ‘off’

And here is a test on those phrasal verbs

PHRASAL VERB OFF EXERCISE

Phrasal verbs with DOWN

In this class we study the different meanings of the preposition ‘down’

And here is a test on those phrasal verbs

PHRASAL VERB DOWN EXERCISE 1

And a second lesson on phrasal verbs with down

One more test to revise those verbs.

PHRASAL VERB DOWN EXERCISE 2

Phrasal verbs with UP

Now let’s study the preposition ‘up’, and see what phrasal verbs we can use

PHRASAL VERB UP EXERCISE 1

PHRASAL VERB UP EXERCISE 2

Phrasal verbs with OVER

And 1 more which studies phrasal verbs with over

Phrasal verbs with pictures

Furthermore, we can learn some of the very common phrasal verbs using pictures. Here are four illustrated lessons to help you master the most common phrasal verbs. Make sure you know all of these!

Phrasal verbs in context

Another good way to learn phrasal verbs is to learn them in context, according to certain topics. Here is a lesson which deals with phrasal verbs according to the theme of money. It is followed by 5 more classes on the themes of work, news, feelings, movement and crime

Also, you should now test your knowledge of different phrasal verbs, using the verb category. It will back up all the revision we have done already.

Phrasal verbs with RUN

PHRASAL VERB RUN EXERCISE

Phrasal verbs with TAKE

Take s.t out / put s.t in (your bag/pocket)
Take off / put s.t on (the table)
Take s.t down / put s.t up (from/on the wall)

take apart = separate into pieces
take back = 1) return 2) retract 3) make s.o nostalgic
take s.o aside = speak to s.o privately (away from the group)
take off = 1) remove clothes 2) leave the ground 3) leave
take up = 1) start a hobby 2) fill/occupy space or time
take after = be similar to a relative
take away = 1) remove an object to another location 2) minus
take over = gain control of
take (s.o) on = 1) employ s.o 2) accept a responsibility/task/duty
take in = 1) absorb info 2) deceive s.o
take s.o for = perceive/believe s.o to be
take s.o up on s.t = accept an offer (opp. turn s.t down)
take it out on s.o = abuse s.o out of anger

PHRASAL VERB TAKE EXERCISE

 

Phrasal verbs with GET

GET PHRASAL VERBS

Get across
– Communicate clearly

Get around to
– Finally do s.t

Get at
– Criticise

Get away
– Escape

Get away with
– escape unpunished

Get back
– Have s.t Returned

Get back at
– Take revenge on

Get back into
– Start doing something after stopping for some time

Get back to
– Respond to a contact

Get behind with
– Be late paying instalments for something.

Get by
– Have just enough money to live on

Get by on
– Manage on a certain amount of money

Get down
– Make someone depressed, unhappy, exhausted, etc.

Get down to
– Start working seriously

Get in/on
– Enter a car or taxi

Get on/off
– Enter a bus, train, plane, etc.

Get into
– Become involved or interested

Get off on
– Enjoy

Get on with
– Have a good relationship with

Get over
– Recover

Get through
– Contact

Get through to
– Make someone understand

Get to
– Arrive / reach

Get up
– Get out of bed

Get up to
– Do something wrong or naughty

Get rid of
-dispose of

PHRASAL VERB GET EXERCISE

Phrasal verbs with PUT

Put on – 1) dress (opposite take off) 2) turn on 3) pretend (make out)
Put across – convey an idea
Put down – 1) place on surface (op. pick up) 2) criticise s.o 3) kill an animal
Put away – 1) put in its place (tidy up) 2) put in prison
Put up – 1) accommodate s.o 2) assemble (e.g a tent)
Put off – 1) postpone 2) distract 3) prevent an interest
Put out – 1) extinguish 2) inconvenience s.o 3) publish / release onto the market
Put through – connect
Put up with – tolerate

I forgot PUT BY / PUT ASIDE = save money for the future

e.g I put by 20% of my salary to buy a car

PHRASAL VERB PUT EXERCISE

Phrasal verbs with COME

come about = happen unexpectedly
come off = happen as planned
come up = arise / appear
come across = find by chance
come by = find by chance
come along = accompany
come down with = fall ill with
come into = inherit
come out = publish / appear on the market / go out socially
come out with = say
come over to = walk up to / go up to (подойти)
come round = regain consciousness
come to = regain consciousness
come through = succeed in spite of difficulty
come up with (an idea/plan/suggestion) = придумать

PHRASAL VERB COME EXERCISE

Phrasal verbs with GIVE

GIVE PHRASAL VERBS

Give away
1) give and not expect to get back
2) reveal a secret

Give in
1) surrender
2) stop trying
3) give document to the right place

Give up
1) surrender
2) stop trying
3) stop a bad habit

Give back
1) return

Give off
1) emit

Give out
1) distribute
2) machine stops working

PHRASAL VERB GIVE EXERCISE