Phrasal Verbs #2 – Get


Can you understand and answer the following questions?

  • Are you going to get away on holiday anywhere this year?
  • Have you ever lost your wallet or credit cards but later got them back?
  • When travelling by bus, plane or train do you try to be the first to get off when you reach your destination?
  • What do you like to do when you get time off from work or school?
  • Do you get on well with your work colleagues or classmates?
  • How often do you get together with your cousins?
  • What time do you get up on weekends?
  • Do you ever feel dizzy when you get up too quickly?
  • What’s the first thing you want to eat when you get back to your country?
  • When you get on a bus/train/plane do you try to sit at a window or aisle seat?

Check your understanding by matching a phrasal verb in column 1 with the definition in column 2. e.g. 1 (get away) = I (escape).

  Column A   Column B
1 get away A stand
2 get something back B get out of bed
3 get off something C meet (usually for social reasons)
4 get on with D step onto a train, bus or aircraft
5 get (time) off E like / have a good relationship with
6 get on F be absent from work with permission
7 get together G leave a train, bus or aircraft
8 get up (1) H receive something you had before
9 get up (2) I escape
10 get back J return

Now write the ten phrasal verbs up in three columns, with an example sentence in the third column e.g.

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example Sentence
get together meet (usually for social reasons) Let’s get together for a BBQ this weekend.

You can look  example sentences up in any good dictionary. Or you can do the quiz at and use the example sentences from there. However, the best way to remember new vocabulary is to write example sentences that are personal to you.

Remember to review the phrasal verbs in an hour, in a day and in a week and try to use them regularly so that you don’t forget them!

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