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Phrasal Verbs – Test Practice Part 1 with Answers

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Complete the sentences by adding the correct combination of phrasal verbs.

  1. The workers had to  back _  _ _ _  on their demand for higher wages.
  2. He said he’d help but later backed _ _ _ , saying he was busy.
  3. No-one will ever trust you again if you back out _ _ the deal now.
  4. You have to back _ _ what you say with evidence to show that it’s true.
  5. I believe you, and I’ll back  you _ _  if  anyone says you’re lying.
  6. If my kids get into financial trouble, I _ _ _ _ them out with ‘loans’ they never pay back.
  7. Her son was arrested, so she had pay money to bail him _ _ _ of jail.
  8. We can bank _ _ Simon to be here on time. He’s never late.
  9. The  conclusions we  reached in our  report are _  _ _ _ _ on the  evidence we collected.
  10. The evidence wasn’t accepted because  the  judge said it didn’t _  _ _  _  upon the case.
  11. Everyone  waited nervously as the  cyclone bore  _ _ _ _ in the city.
  12. If you work as a share trader, you’ll have to learn how to bear _ _ under real pressure.
  13. They wanted $120 for the bike, but  I beat them  _ _ _ _  to $90.
  14. He  was beaten _ _  by some  violent thugs and had to  go to hospital.
  15. What became _  _ James after he  left his job here? Has  anyone  heard anything?
  16. The government decided to beef _ _ security after the bomb attack.
  17. This  band’s  concerts always  begin _ _  _ _  a slow song, followed by a faster one.
  18. Do  you believe _ _  UFOs  and alien beings from other planets?
  19. I found this bag  in the  bathroom. Does  it belong _ _ anyone here?
  20. Joe says he’ll have the job  done  on time, but  don’t bet  _ _  it. He often misses deadlines.
  21. The lights blacked _ _ _ during the storm, so we had to light some candles.
  22. Nick drank so much vodka last night that he _ _ _ _ _ _ _ out.
  23. Could you close the curtains to  block _ _ _  the sunlight?
  24. It smells really bad in the toilet. The  pipes must  be  blocked _ _again.
  25. I let go of my kite and the wind _ _ _ _ it away.
  26. She blew _ _ _ the candles on her birthday cake.
  27. The  story was big news at  first, but it  soon blew _ _ _  _   and everyone forgot about it.
  28. The terrorists  planted a  huge  bomb and it blew  _ _ the building.
  29. It took an hour to _  _ _ _  up enough balloons for  the party.
  30. 30 Our company nearly went broke in 2006, but it bounced _ _ _ _ and now it’s doing well.

Answers:

1 down 2 out 3 of 4 up 5 up 6 bail
7 out 8 on 9 based 10 bear 11 down 12 up
13 down 14 up 15 of 16 up 17 with 18 in
19 to 20 on 21 out 22 blacked 23 out 24 up
25 blew 26 out 27 over 28 up 29 blow 30 back

 

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