transformations with ‘phrasal verbs’

Transformations with ‘phrasal verbs’. In this post you will find examples of transformations with phrasal verbs. A specially designed exercise will help you practise paraphrases and prepare for FCE or CAE exam.

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Transformations with ‘phrasal verbs’:

Task 1. Transform the sentences using the word in the bold. Use three to six words. You will find the answers below.

  1. Karen hasn’t recovered from the illness yet.

over

Karen ………………………………………yet.

2. I can’t wait to meet him again.

forward

I ………………………………..him again.

3. Susan admires her father.

up

Susan ……………………………her father.

4. Tom started his company in 2010.

set

Tom ……………………….. in 2010.

5. They redecorated their house without any help.

up

They ……………………………….without any help.

6. We have no sugar left.

out

We …………………………….sugar.

7. They did the experiment in the classroom.

out

Experiment ……………………………………………in the classroom.

8. She had no idea how to solve this problem.

with

She …………………………………..the solution to the problem.

9. Our boss was late so the meeting had to be postponed.

put

Our boss was late so we …………………………………….the meeting.

10. Could you look after my dog when I am away?

of

Could you …………………………….my dog when I am away?

Answers:

Task 1.

  1. hasn’t got over the illness
  2. am looking forward to meeting
  3. looks up to
  4. set up his company
  5. did up their house
  6. have run out of
  7. was carried out
  8. couldn’t come up with
  9. had to put off
  10. take care of

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