Phrasals Starting with K & L

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The Big River Mix-Up

Patty's been knocking herself out to win the election, talking with hundreds of people every day!  Before the Las Vegas incident, she looked like a sure winner.  Now, the election is a toss-up; that is, no one knows who'll win.

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Most of the audio on English Zoom!!! is in relaxed American English.  Compare relaxed and careful speech:

Careful speech:  She is going to get her shoes out of the closet and put them on.

Relaxed speech:  She's gonna get 'er shoes out o' the closet an' put 'em on.

Phrasal Verbs  Dennis Oliver's Phrasal Verb Page at Dave's ESL Cafe. 

Dictionaries Longman    Encarta  Newbury

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Listen to the audio.  Type the word you hear in each blank. After the first blank, use the TAB key to go to the next one. If your answer is not correct, you see equal signs. For example, == means the correct answer has two letters. === means the correct answer has three letters.  To see all the answers, click "Correct Answers".  To clear the whole activity, click "Clear All".  When you finish, please email English Zoom!!! and let me know what you thought!  Also, you can send email to a friend or a teacher from this website.  To study the meanings of the phrasal verbs in this activity, see Dennis Oliver's Phrasal Verb Page at Dave's ESL Cafe.

The End of the Campaign


Patty has been in her campaign to become the next governor of the State of Montana. She at 5:30 a.m. every day, works all day, and goes to bed around 12:00 midnight.


Patty's supporters really her. They think she's a great leader. In addition, when someone tells her of a problem, she always .


Before the Las Vegas incident, Patty a sure winner. But her opponent, who supports the new dam, really , thanks to Justin's dirty dealings. Patty doesn't know what happened in Las Vegas, but she's learning the truth.


Patty's hoping to be the next governor of Montana. She doesn't want to her supporters . But win or lose, after the election, Patty will the campaign as an exciting time.
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