B2 First: phrasal verbs with 'down'
It's hard to predict what phrasal verbs you might see in the B2 First exam, but here are some you should try to learn, to help your speaking, writing and use of English. 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).