Phrasal Verbs Starting with P

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This activity is based on the story

The Big River Mix-Up

Patty usually goes camping alone, as in the picture to the right.  When she does, she always puts her campfires out carefully with lots of water before turning in for the night.  Occasionally, Patty goes camping with a group of friends.  Then everyone pitches in and helps with the chores at the campsite.

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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.

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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.

Miscellaneous Sentences with Phrasals

Listen 1

1. Patty's parents in a plane crash years ago.

Listen 2

2. If Justin's plans don't in this election, he'll look for another way to get the dam built.

Listen 3

3.  Some people when they see blood.  These people should not be doctors or nurses!

Listen 4

4. Betty went to the dress shop and to wear in Las Vegas.

Listen 5

5. If everyone and helps, we can finish the job quickly.

Listen 6

6. Some men like to try to in bars.

Listen 7

7. When Patty was a child, some of the other children teased her a lot. That is, they , especially when she talked about living with wild animals in the forest. 

Listen 8

8. Once when Justin was speeding a cop and gave him a hefty fine.

Listen 9

9. Kids love playing with toys but the seldom enjoy .

Listen 10

10. Patty took her suit out of the closet and .

Listen 11

11. I don't believe a word you're saying. You're !

Listen 12

12. At the end of a day in the forest, Patty always with plenty of water.

Listen 13

13. Sometimes Patty's campaign manager makes her mad. Patty doesn't always like him, but she because he's very good at his job.

Listen 14

14. When you finish with that book, please where you found it.

Listen 15

15. If you're ever in town again, give me a call. I can for a few days.

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