Multiple Choice

Phrasal Verbs Starting with G

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The Big River Mix-Up

Patty says that as governor she'll expect all state workers to be serious about their jobs. If she finds any state employees goofing off at work, she'll get rid of them immediately!

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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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Directions Listen

Listen to the audio.  Then choose the best answer for each question. Click CHECK. If your answer is wrong, try again. For examples of phrasal verbs, check out Dennis Oliver's Phrasal Verb Page at Dave's ESL Cafe.

1. Listen

If you get a good job, you'd better not ___, or you might lose it!

get on

get off

goof off

goof on

2. Listen

Even though they are twins, Betty and Patty ___ in different families, far apart.

grew up

gave up

grew out

gave out

3. Listen

If you have some old school papers you don't want, you might want to ___ them.

go out with

get by

get over

get rid of

4. Listen

Can I have a ride in your new car? Sure! ___!

Get up!

Get in!

Get over it!

Get down!

5. Listen

Before they were separated, Patty and Betty ___ each other. They almost never fought.

gave up over

got along well with

got over

gave up completely on

6. Listen

Betty ___ Justin a few times, but then he stopped calling her.

grew up with

went out with

got around to

went over to

7. Listen

We don't have much money, but we get ___ what we have. We always manage.

over with

rid of

by with

under with

8. Listen

Patty says even if she loses the election today, she'll never ___ trying to save the environment.

get up with

go out on

give up

give out

9. Listen

Justin caught a cold a week ago, but now he's ___ it.

getting over

getting along with

getting around to

giving up on

10. Listen

Betty bought a new bag that really goes ___ her new shoes! She really likes the colors.

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along with

by with

well with

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