Phrasal verbs (3) – exercises

 

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Phrasal verbs (3) -exercises

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Question 1
Mr Smith kept phoning to ask for small changes in the contract, finally my boss threatened to .... the deal.
A
call off
B
cut up
C
turn off
D
put through
Question 1 Explanation: 
call off = cancel, stop further negotiations
Question 2
When Mr Andrews arrived my secretary .... to my office.
A
show him up
B
showed him in
C
take through
D
put him through
Question 2 Explanation: 
show somebody in = show/take somebody to a place, usually a room
Question 3
Can I .... my meeting with Miss Brownlee until next Friday?
A
take forwards
B
take up
C
put across
D
put off
Question 3 Explanation: 
put off = delay, postpone
Question 4
I can't hear the radio, could you ..... , please?
A
switch it up
B
turn it up
C
put it up
D
turn up it
Question 4 Explanation: 
turn up = increase the volume
Question 5
When you .... a phrasal verb in a dictionary, it's important to check the context.
A
look in
B
look up
C
look over
D
look around
Question 5 Explanation: 
look up = consult/check in a dictionary, encyclopedia
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