On these pages you will find more phrasal verb exercises to help you improve your vocabulary range for the IELTS test.
You are presented with 10 phrasal verbs and their definitions.
Following this are some sample IELTS questions with answersusing the verbs so you can seen them in use. Then there is a quiz to practice the words and test yourself.
Remember they are verbs and so they can take a tense, so they need careful practice to be able to use them properly.
|hand (something) in||Submit|
|get away with (something)||Do something without being noticed or punished|
|keep up with||Continue at the same rate|
|end up||To become eventually; turn out to be|
|fall behind||To fail to keep up a pace; lag behind.|
|drop out||Quit a class, school, university etc|
|look back on||Think about something that happened in the past|
|put forward||Suggest or state the case for something|
|catch up with||Reach the same level|
|pull out of||To stop being a part of something|
Were you a good student when you were at school?
I’m afraid I wasn’t if I’m honest. Often I didn’t hand in my homework, and I always felt I could get away with it because my teacher wasn’t strict. But because of this I couldn’t keep up with the course work and I ended up falling behind. Eventually I had to drop out of the school.
So no, I wasn’t really a good student. When I look back on my childhood, I wish I’d done things differently really as it meant I had to work harder to achieve things later on in life.
Do you think the growth in multinational corporations is a positive development?
I’m not sure it is such a good thing. Many people put forward arguments in favour it, claiming it has helped developing countries by creating jobs for local people as many of these companies have moved their manufacturing abroad. They then claim that the economic development in these countries will catch up with developed countries.
However, there is no real evidence that this is the case as most the profit flows back to the companies, not the people, and as soon as it becomes cheaper to manufacture in a different country, the companies will pull out of the country they are in and move to the more profitable one. So I don’t think there is any real long-term benefit.
How well do you know the 10 words?
In this phrasal verb exercise, you have three choices to fill the gap. Choose the right word or the right word form if it is the same word.
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