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Phrasal and Prepositional verbs present a real problem for the English learner as they are very rarely literal. In other words, it's usually impossible to guess their meaning from their constituent parts. There is no obvious reason why the phrasal verb 'to take on' means to hire, but it does. Try the exercises and see how you do. Reading is one of the best ways to learn some of these verbs as they make a lot more sense in some sort of context.

Phrasal Verbs Multiple Choice 4

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct..

1. "She has turned down their job offer" means:
She thinks it´s a good offer.
She has refused it.
She has accepted it.
She´s considering it.





2. "The company is taking on new workers" means:
They are hiring new staff.
They are firing staff.
They are letting some people go.
They are downsizing.





3. "We are bringing the next phase of the negotiations forward" means:
We´re going to have them later.
We´re going to cancel them.
We´re going to call them off altogether.
We´re going to have then earlier than initially planned.





4. "She has decided to take up their job offer" means:
She´s still thinking it over
She has declined it
She has accepted it
She´s refused it





5. "We are going to put the next meeting back a bit" means:
We´re going to have to cancel it.
We´re going to have to hold it at a later date.
We´re not planning to have another meeting.
We´re suspending all future meetings.





6. "Something has come up" means:
Someone has brought up a point
Costs have suddenly increased
A price has gone up
An unexpected problem has arisen





7. "I must pick the children up from school" means:
I must take them to school
I must collect them from school
I must drive them to school
I must leave them at school





8. "That´s a lot of information to take in all at once" means:
That´s a lot of information to talk about
That´s a lot of information to discuss
That´s a lot of information to absorb and process
That´s a lot of information to write down





9. "I have to drop the children off at school" means:
I have to make sure that they´re at school
I have to bring them back from school
I have to collect them from school
I have to leave them at school





10. "I don´t get on with him very well" means:
I don´t think he´s very intelligent
We don´t have a very good relationship
We don´t have a great deal in common
I don´t work in the same department as him