Phrasal Verbs and definitions

Match a phrasal verb in Box A with one in Box B

 

BOX A

                               Put off     Put up      Put up with      Take up       Take over        Take in

 

BOX B

 

                               Give accommodation      Tolerate    Postpone   Take Control   Absorb  information

 

                                                                                   Start a hobby

 

Now put your answer below

1 Put off – postpone                               4 _____________________________________

2 __________________________________      5 _____________________________________

3 __________________________________      6 _____________________________________

 

Now complete the sentences below with the correct phrasal verb from above

1. They __________ the meeting until next week.

2. I cannot ________ my noisy neighbours any longer.

3. If you come to Bristol, I can ___________ at my house.

4. I’ve decided to ________ tennis.

5. A German company ______ us ______ last year.

6. There are too many details to _________.

 

Answer key

 

Put off – postpone

Put up – give accommodation

Put up with – tolerate

Take up –take control

Take over – absorb information

Take in – start a hobby

 

They put off the meeting until next week.

I cannot put up with my noisy neighbours any longer.

If you come to Bristol, I can put you up at my house.

I’ve decided to take up tennis.

A German company took us over last year.

There are too many details to take in.

 

 

 

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