B2 First: phrasal verbs with 'up'
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.
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.
|Don't worry, I'll back you up||help/support sb|
|The bully beat up the other children.||hit/kick sb repeatedly|
|Terrorists tried blow up the station.||explode|
|Why did he break up with me?||end a relationship|
|You mustn't bring up his divorce.||mention sth|
|His divorce might come up.||a topic is mentioned|
|We always end up eating fast food.||finally do this thing|
|I usually get up early.||leave my bed|
|I tried to give up eating chocolate.||stop a habit|
|Children grow up quickly nowadays.||become older/an adult|
|I can't keep up.||do sth fast enough|
|If you don't understand, look it up.||look for a piece of info|
|You should take up a new sport.||start doing a hobby|
|Don't turn up late on a first date.||arrive|
|Please don't throw up on the sofa.||be sick|
Practice: 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)
The missing word could be the verb (e.g. bring/brought/bringing), the pronoun (e.g. it) or the particle (e.g. up).