Study phrasal verbs online

An online resource for learners of English as a foreign language

Phrasal verb exercises

Here are some exercises to help you learn phrasal verbs. The verbs that come up in the exercises are taken (randomly) from this list.

Matching exercises

We'll give you the verbs and the definitions.... just match them up!

  1. Match 10 level 1 phrasal verbs with their definitions
  2. Match 10 level 1 and level 2 phrasal verbs with their definitions
  3. Match 10 level 2 phrasal verbs with their definitions
  4. Match 10 level 2 and level 3 phrasal verbs with their definitions

Identifying exercises

A bit trickier: identify the verb from the definition. We'll give you either the first letter or, if you're struggling, the first word as a clue.

  1. Identify 5 level 1 phrasal verbs by their definitions
  2. Identify 5 level 2 phrasal verbs by their definitions
  3. Identify 5 level 3 phrasal verbs by their definitions

Anagrams

Unscramble the letters of the phrasal verbs. The definitions will help.

  1. 10 level 1 phrasal verb anagrams
  2. 10 level 2 phrasal verb anagrams

What's the particle?

The particle (preposition or adverb) you use makes all the difference. Do you know what the missing particle is?

  1. Fill in the missing particle for 10 level 1 phrasal verbs
  2. Fill in the missing particle for 10 level 2 phrasal verbs
  3. Fill in the missing particle for 10 level 3 phrasal verbs

Matching exercises with put, take, go, etc.

Exercises to practise phrasal verbs that start with a particular verb.

  1. 'Come' phrasal verbs.
  2. 'Go' phrasal verbs.
  3. 'Look' phrasal verbs.
  4. 'Put' phrasal verbs.
  5. 'Take' phrasal verbs.