Choose the correct answer.

1   Could you … the car? There’s a large puddle near my door.

a) back out

b) back down 

c) back up

2   The bus … so I had to go on foot.

a) broke in

b) broke down

c) broke up

3   She … to her kids and parents.

a) gave the day back

b) gave the day up

c) gave the day through

d) gave the day over

4   Oh, don’t pay attention to him, … your conversation, please.

a) carry up

b) carry on

c) calm down

5   We had a quarrel last night but we could … in the morning.

a) make on

b) make up

c) make out

6   I’m ill and feel very weak. I have to … .

a) call the meeting back

b) call the meeting around

c) call the meeting off

d) call the meeting down

7   I’ve … three T-shirts. Which one suits me better?

a) picked out

b) put out

c) taken out

8   I’m not a person who can … teenagers.

a) put down

b) put on

c) put up with

9   I hate job interviews because it always seems like they … me.

a) look at

b) look into

c) look down on

10   Our project … very fine.

a) turns up

b) works out

c) uses up

11   She always … when she wears a new dress.

a) shows off

b) looks out for

c) turns on

12   … icicles on the roof.

a) Think over

b) Stand for

c) Watch out for

13   … and tell me what’s happened?

a) Quiet down

b) Turn down

c) Run down

14   …, if you visit Madrid! I’m always glad to see you.

a) Back up

b) Drop in

c) Call for

15   She … Matt’s name … when she made a wedding guest list.

a) did/without

b) left/out

c) broke/out

d) took/off

16   Hey! Quit … and help me repair the gate!

a) goofing off

b) nodding off

c) dropping back

17   We have already been discussing the problem for 2 hours. I think it’s time to … our conference.

a) rip off

b) pass out

c) wrap up

18   My manager wants me … the report … .

a) to drop/out

b) to come/again

c) to do/over

d) to fill/in

19   I … my Saturday walk in the park because of the oncoming frost.

a) called off

b) called on

c) ran out of

20   The fire … in a two-storey building which we had been living in before.

a) get out

b) broke out

c) fall out

21   Steven … . He failed to keep his word.

a) let me down

b) left me out

c) broken me down

d) backed me out

22   He was so loud and noisy in the morning that I had to get up and … .

a) get along with him

b) turn him out

c) figure him out

d) chew him out

23   The film was so tedious that she … during it.

a) dropped in

b) nodded off

c) held down

d) fell down

24   She always supports me. She … over my decision to move to London.

a) cheered me up

b) brought me up

c) backed me up

d) held me up

25   He … but nobody told him how to get to the park.

a) asked out

b) asked around

c) called around

d) checked out

26   The company … the internet in our hotel.

a) cut off

b) broke down

c) fell up

27   We had been friend for many years but we have finally … . We entered different colleges.

a) grown apart

b) grown up

c) grown into

28   Steve is always … stories about why he comes home late!

a) doing up

b) working out

c) making up

29   Could you … the test papers … before the students?

a) pick/out

b) pass/out

c) put/out

30   My brother … out grandfather. They both are stubborn and never give up.

a) takes after

b) sticks to

c) adds up to


1 c   2 b   3 d   4 b   5 b   6 c   7 a   8 c   9 c   10 b

11 a   12 c   13 a   14 b   15 b   16 a   17 c   18 c   19 a   20 b

21 a   22 d   23 b   24 c   25 b   26 a   27 a   28 c   29 b   30 a

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