FCE Use of English

Part 3: 'Key' Word Transformation

8 Phrasal Verbs

Sentences requiring phrasal verbs often appear in this section.

For Questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words.

1. I'm really excited about the holiday.
LOOKING
I ............................................ the holiday.

2. The bomb exploded early this morning
OFF
The bomb ............................................ early this morning.

3. Why don't you start doing a sport?
TAKE
Have you thought about ..................................................... a sport?

4. His parents raised him very strictly.
UP
His parents ................................................... very strictly.

5. They've cancelled the wedding.
OFF
They have ....................................................... the wedding.

6. I don't think they should abolish military service.
AWAY
They shouldn't ....................................................... military service.

7. I've got to reduce the amount of sweets I eat.
DOWN
I must ............................................................. the number of sweets I eat.

8. My host family will let you stay with us.
UP
My host family will .......................................................... .

 

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