Practise using phrasal verbs connected with sleep

Look at these examples for 1-2 minutes and try to remember as many as possible. Then click to hide the information and try to answer the questions.

Phrasal VerbMeaning
My alarm clock goes off at 7am. ring
I usually wake up at 7am. stop sleeping
I get up at 7.30. leave my bed
Sometimes I drop off at work. go to sleep
Exercise can wear you out. make you tired
You should lie down and rest. rest on your back
You'll sleep in if you forget to set your alarm. sleep longer than wanted
I like to lie in at the weekend. stay in bed after waking up
Can I sleep over at your house? sleep at a friend's house

Some phrasal verbs can also be adjectives:

I feel really worn out. = tired

Other phrasal verbs can become nouns. For example, lie in means to stay in bed in the morning. The noun is a lie-in. And sleep over means to sleep at a friend's house - the noun (usually a kind of party) is a sleepover. Note: to oversleep means to sleep for longer than you planned.

  • I have a lie-in every Saturday.
  • I had a sleepover for my 12th birthday party.
  • I overslept this morning.

Practice 1: multiple choice

Choose the best word to complete the following sentences.

  1. Last night, I dropped ____ in front of the TV.
    off in out on
  2. I've been at work for 12 hours. I'm worn ____.
    off on in out
  3. Sorry I'm late! I slept ___.
    up down in out
  4. I'm really tired. I'm going to lie ___ for half an hour.
    up down over out
  5. I slept ___ at my friend's house last night.
    off over up down

Practice 2: missing words

Choose the best word to complete the sentences below from the examples you have studied.

Most days, I up at 7.00. I listen to the radio for 20 minutes, then I up and get ready to go to work. Sometimes my alarm clock doesn't off. When that happens, I in, and I'm late for work. Normally, I feel so out after work, that I need to down when I get home. I read a book, or a do a crossword, and sometimes I off for an hour.

At the weekend, I like to in until about 11am. I have breakfast in bed and I sometimes go back to sleep. When I was younger I used to over at my friends' houses after parties, but now I prefer to come home late and sleep in my own bed.