Dest B1 Unit 15 Phrasal Verbs

Unit 15 Dest B1. Phrasal Verbs

Reference material

add up to put together or count (the number or amount of something) to find the total cкладывать
come back from return from a place вернуться из
give away to provide someone with something that you no longer want or need; to make a present of (something) отдавать, дарить
hurry up to do something more quickly торопиться, поторапливаться
pay back to return (an amount of money) that someone allowed you to borrow вернуть деньги
save up for to regularly put money in a bank or invest it so that you can use it later экономить, копить деньги на что-то
take back to take something that you have bought back to the shops because it is broken or not suitable вернуть, отнести обратно
take down to remove (something) from the place where it is hanging or standing снимать (со стены, с полки и т. п.)

Exercise 1. Find corresponding prepositions and  definitions (p. 60 Dest B1).

Add back to put money in a bank so that you can use it later
Come down to remove (something)
Give up for to take something back to the shops
Hurry up to do something more quickly
Pay up to find the total
Save away return from a place
Take back to make a present of (something)
Take back from to return

Exercise 2. Fill in the gaps with missing prepositions.

1. Every time I add these figures *** I get a different answer.
2. She wished George would hurry *** with her cup of tea.
3. When is Tom coming *** *** Ireland?
4. He said that he’ll pay the money *** tomorrow.
5. For a limited time only our store is giving *** a free can of soda to each and every one of our customers!
6. If you don’t like the scarf, I can take it ***.
7. She took the books *** from the shelf.
8. I’m saving *** *** a new car.

Exercise 3. Translate the words in brackets.

1. I can (складывать) in my head quite easily.
2. We’ve just (вернулись из) Amsterdam.
3. She (подарила) her best toy.
4. Our prices are so cheap we’re practically (отдаём даром) everything in our store!
5. I once (вернул в магазин) a pair of shoes that fell apart after a week.
6. (Сними) that terrible picture of me.
7. (Поторопись) and finish your soup.
8. She spent all the money I (откладывал на) our trip.
9. I lent him money and he never ( [не] вернул мне долг).

Exercise 4. Fill in the gaps with missing verbs.

1. Let’s *** up all of the money we saved.
2. My mother was scared that if I left home I’d never *** back.
3. Any plants that were left I *** away to neighbours.
4. *** up! We’re going to be late.
5. She has to *** back the $100 she borrowed.
6. If I buy something and he doesn’t like it I’ll *** it back…
7. I need to ***  down those curtains and bring them to the dry cleaner’s.
8. I’ve managed to *** almost ?500 for my holiday.


Ex. 2

  1. up 2. up 3. back from 4. back 5. away 6. back 7. down 8. up for


  1. add up
  2. come back from
  3. gave away
  4. giving away
  5. took back
  6. Take down
  7. Hurry up
  8. had saved up for
  9. paid me back

Ex. 4

  1. add
  2. back
  3. gave
  4. Hurry
  5. pay
  6. take
  7. take
  8. save

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