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Here’s a sentence completion worksheet with lots of common expressions and structures that come up in the CAE use of English paper. Use of English Revision Complete the sentences with 1 word:
- I think of him _____ a father figure.
- He’s my favourite uncle; I really look ____ to him.
- Everyone thought it would be a complete disaster but it turned _____ fine.
- Haha! Look at Tina, she has her jumper on back ___ _____.
- There were _____ over 100 people there (much more than)
- The company has run ______ trouble.
- The project is 4 weeks _______schedule, the boss is not happy.
- Everything is going according ____ plan.
- He’s making quite a ______for himself in the acting world.
- The police tried to prevent the protestors _____ entering the building.
- I think James would _______ an excellent Dad.
- There will be a show after dinner = Dinner will be ________ _____ a show.
- ____its height, this bar had 1000s of customers every night.
- He has promised to ______ us _____ a tour of the old town in the morning.
- The vandals _____ fire to the carpet and the curtains.
- Less people are visiting the park = there has been a _______ in the number of people visiting the park.
- He made a great _______ of money selling old cars.
- We had to stop because a _______ of cows was crossing the road.
- We had to walk a mile or _____ (approx.) before we found a house.
- I was ____ the point ____ giving up when I found it.
- As _____ as you eat all your vegetables you can have some ice-cream.
- As _____ as we know there’s no life on Mars.
- As _____ as you get the results, call me.
- As _____ as computers are concerned, I’m no expert.
- We are currently ____ the process of having our house done ____. (renovated)
- Only when I got home ___ I realise she had been flirting with me.
- I’d _______ not walk home alone if that’s ok.
- I’d _______ not to walk home alone if that’s ok.
- I’ve put a lot of time and effort ____ the project.
- My dentist has told me to cut _____ ____ fruit juice.
- I need a new TV, the old one takes ____ too much space.
- A high sugar diet can _____ to diabetes.
- A high fat diet can g_____ r______ t_____ obesity.
- This report is based ____ a survey carried ____ by members of the school council.
- My bicycle tires are completely worn ____, I need to get new ones.
- I definitely take ______ my Mum, we’re almost identical.
- to front
- followed by
- take on
- on of
- in up
- down on
- give rise to
- on out
Here’s another version which includes some relative clauses:
use-of-english-revision new version
This is a worksheet based on this quizlet set of essential phrasal verbs for FCE:
Download the worksheet here:
Phrasal verb test FCE
Phrasal verb test
Replace the words in brackets or complete the sentence with a phrasal verb:
- John and Sarah have (separated) after 20 years of marriage.
- I ______ up with a great idea for the summer party.
- We arrived at the hotel ______ ___ and had a shower.
- He has decided to ______ _____ ____ (smoke less) cigarettes.
- I brought her some flowers to _______ her____ . (make her happier)
- My dog went to the vet’s and they ____ ____ out some tests on him. (did)
- The teacher was so angry that she threw a pen at me, but after a few minutes she _____ ______. (became less angry)
- After his parents died his grandparents had to _____ him _____. (educate, feed, protect)
- We were talking on the phone when suddenly it _____ _____. (disconnected)
- Scientists think that the woolly mammoth ______ ______ 100,000 years ago. (became extinct)
- My mum _____ me _____ at school in her BMW every morning. (leaves me)
- John and Danny _____ _____ last week and haven’t spoken to each other since. (had a big argument)
- The builders are ______ ____ our house at the moment. (renovating/redecorating)
- I passed all my exams! I ______ ______ yesterday. (discovered)
- If you want to get a visa to go to the USA you have to _____ _____ lots of forms. (complete)
- The man who stole my bicycle ____ _____ from the police. (escaped)
- broken up
- checked in
- cut down on
- cheer up
- carried out
- calmed down
- brought up
- cut off
- died out
- drops off
- fell out
- doing up
- found out
- fill in/out
- got away
Not a fantastically exciting class but the powerpoint took me ages to make, here’s the link:
Instructions are pretty straight forward.
- Show students first slide of phrasal verbs with take. They try to guess the meanings in pairs.
- Show them slide 3 with all the definitions. They match the definitions to the phrasal verb.
- Slide 4 is the answers. Students check their answers.
- Remaining slides contain sentences examples.
Follow this link to a flashcard set of the sentences examples on quizlet.com
What you do after with the phrasal verbs is up to you, maybe a composition using as many as possible or games using the flashcard set.
Activity using some phrasal verbs to plan a weekend.
Pick somebody up
Can you pick me up from the train station at 6 o’clock?
Drop somebody off
Ok, no problem I will drop you off at your hotel.
Check in / out
I’ll check in at the hotel.
After travelling all day I will need to freshen up.
Meet up with
Then I want to meet up with some old friends.
We will eat out in a posh restaurant.
Show somebody around
On Saturday I will show you around the city.
We want to look around the old town.
Pre teach phrasal verbs then students make a plan for my Mum’s visit (see below), best plan and one with most phrasal verbs wins. Depending on time make a plan for my brother, or set this as homework.
Copy and distribute the following to the students:
My Mum is coming to visit for the weekend but due to an emergency I can’t spend time with her. I need you to meet her at the airport and entertain her for the weekend. Here are the details of her trip:
- Her flight lands at 18:00 on Friday night.
- She’s staying at the Hotel Colon.
- She wants to try local specialities.
- She loves opera.
- She loves history.
- She wants to buy some presents for her friends back home.
- She wants to get a tan.
- Her flight back to England leaves at 21:00 on Sunday night.
Make a plan for the weekend using the phrasal verbs we have studied.
Details for my brother’s trip:
My brother has recently split up with his girlfriend. He wants to come to the city for a good time and forget all his troubles. However, because of an emergency I cant spend the weekend with him. I need you to meet him at the airport and entertain him for the weekend.
- His flight lands at 17:00 on Friday afternoon.
- He is staying at Hostel de Raval.
- He wants to get a taste of the city’s night-life.
- He wants to meet new people, maybe even a lady!
- He likes partying!
- He also likes architecture.
- He doesn’t like foreign food.
- His flight leaves at 20:00 on Sunday night.
Write a plan for his weekend for homework using as many of the phrasal verbs as you can.