Exercise 2. Phrasal verbs. Write a phrasal verb in the correct form to replace the words in italics. And any other words you need

Part A. Grammar focus

Present Simple and Present Continuous

Exercise 1. Choose a verb from the list and complete the text and put the verbs into Present Continuous.

read, sleep, eat, sail, cry, drink, run, sing, play, fish, sit

Laura 1) is sitting under a sunshade. Two boys 2) _______ round a sandcastle while their father 3) _______ a newspaper. Tom 4) _______ Coke. Two girls 5) _______ ice-cream while their mother 6) _______ along with the radio. Some boys 7) _______ football near a man who 8) _______. Jim 9) _______ On his right a baby 10) _______ Some people 11) _______ past the beach.

Exercise 2. Put the verbs in brackets into Present Simple or Present Continuous.

It 1) is (be) winter and the snow 2) _______ (fall). It usually 3) _______ (snow) in January here. Betty and James 4) _______ (play) in the garden. They 5) _______ (build) a snowman and they 6) _______ (throw) snowballs. They 7) _______ (like) the snow very much! Their mother and father 8) _______ (not/like) it. They always 9) _______ (stay) in the house when it is cold. Mother usually 10) _______ (watch) TV and Father 11) _______ (listen) to the radio or 12) _______ (read) a book. At the moment they 13) _______ (sit) in the living-room. Mother 14) _______ (write) a letter and Father 15) _______ (read) a book.

Part B. Subject area: «People and Society»

Phrasal verbs
ask after ask for news about
bring up look after a child until he or she becomes an adult
fall for fall in love with
fall out (with) have an argument with and stop being friends
get on (with) have a good relationship (with)
grow up become older
look down on think that you are better than
look up to admire and respect
make up become friends again after an argument
pass away die
pick on keep treating someone badly or unfairly
put down criticise, make someone feel stupid
settle down become calm after being upset, etc; stay in one place or get married and live quietly
stand up for support in an argument or fight
take aback surprise (usually in passive voice)
Word pattern
agree with/on/to sth; agree with sb; agree to do; agree that
allow sb to do; allow sth
approve of sth/doing; approve sth
ask sb sth; ask sb to do sth (for you); ask about/for sth; ask if/whether
attack sth; attack sb for sth/doing; an attack on sth/sb
ban sb from sth/doing; ban sth
convince sb (of sth); convince sb to do; convince sb that
force sb to do sth; force sb into sth/doing
independent of/from sth
let sb do sth
object to sth/doing
pretend to be; pretend to do;
pretend that
rely on sth/sb
Word formation
able Unable, (in)ability, disabled, disability
achieve Achievement
argue argument, argumentative
care careful(ly), careless(ly), (un)caring
correspond Correspondence
friend friendship, (un)friendly
happy unhappy, (un)happiness, (un)happily
jealous jealousy, jealously
kind Unkind, (un)kindness, kindly
marry marriage, (un)married
nerve nervous(ly), nervousness
obey disobey, (dis)obedient(ly), (dis)obedience
person (im)personal(ly), personality
polite impolite, (im)politely, (im)politeness
relate relative(ly), relation, relationship
willing unwilling, (un)willingness, (un)willingly

Exercise 1. Phrasal verbs. Complete using the correct form of the words in italics. You need to use one word twice.

get make put look bring fall grow


Some of us seem to be infinitely kind, while others seem to 1) _________ down on everyone around them. Some of us never forget an argument, while others 2) _________ up and forgive easily. As we 3) _________ up, our personality develops and we find that we 4) _________ on with certain people more than others. Who we are seems to have a large genetic element, but is also influenced by those who 5) _________ us up. If we 6) _________ up to our parents or other family members, we may want to be like them. On the other hand, if our parents seem to 7) _________ us down all the time and we 8) _________ out with them a lot, then perhaps we will develop quite different personalities.

Exercise 2. Phrasal verbs. Write a phrasal verb in the correct form to replace the words in italics. And any other words you need.

1) The doctor said that the old woman had died ________ peacefully in her sleep.

2) I always support ________ my brother when he gets into trouble.

3) Tony seems to have really fallen in love with ________ Vanessa.

4) Mark is such a bully and treats badly ________ the younger boys at school.

5) I was surprised ________ when Michaela said I'd hurt her feelings.

6) Richard finally met the woman of his dreams and got married and started to live quietly ________ in Australia.

7) I saw Mrs Khan in the centre of town and she asked for news about ________ you.

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