B2 First: phrasal verbs with 'down'
It's hard to predict what phrasal verbs you might see in the FCE exam, but here are some you should try to learn. Note: I haven't included verbs such as 'sit down', 'lie down' and 'write down' which have a meaning you can probably guess.
Look at the phrasal verbs and their definitions for a few minutes and try to remember as many as possible. Then click to hide the information and try to answer the questions.
Note: sb means somebody and sth means something.
|I said 'no', but then I backed down.||change your original position|
|I turned down his offer.||refuse an offer (say 'no thank you')|
|The vet put down my dog.||kill an animal which is suffering|
|My car broke down on the motorway.||stop working (vehicles)|
|The noise died down.||become quieter|
|He really let me down.||disappoint sb|
|I'll settle down when I'm 30.||start living a sensible, adult life|
|He should slow down.||do sth more slowly|
|The prime minister had to stand down after the scandal.||resign from a position of power|
|Please calm down.||become less excited/angry|
Practice 1: multiple choice cloze (use of English part 1)
Choose the best word to complete the following sentences.
Practice 2: open cloze (use of English part 2)
Be careful - the missing word could be any part of the verb (e.g. bring/brought/bringing).