Phrasal Verbs Quiz – Study Online to Test your English! (Intermediate ESL)

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This quiz was designed for intermediate ESL students (not native speakers of English). It will test your knowledge of common phrasal verbs that are used in North America. These phrasal verbs are listed on our Basic Phrasal Verbs page.

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Remember, a phrasal verb is like an idiom -- it is a phrase that has a special meaning. Phrasal verbs have a main verb and another word that is usually either an adverb or a preposition. Here are some examples:

  • Let's get together on Tuesday. (main verb + adverb)
  • I decided to put off the meeting until next week. (main verb + preposition)

Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken English, especially in informal (casual) speech.

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Add an adverb or preposition to the main verb to complete the phrasal verb. Each correct answer is worth 100 points. You can look at the definition of the phrasal verb before making your choice, but it will cost you 20 points.

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8 comments on “Phrasal Verbs Quiz – Study Online to Test your English! (Intermediate ESL)

  1. vivian (Posted on 4-25-2018 at 12:21) Reply

    these practice are very helpful

  2. Trupti (Posted on 6-27-2018 at 18:33) Reply

    I like all the IDIOMS on this website for good practice.

  3. Alena (Posted on 1-8-2019 at 18:12) Reply

    Hi Matthew, thank you for the amazing site! This is one of the best resources I’ve come across! A quick question though: one of my students to whom I recommended your site says that although he scored higher than 10,000 points in the phrasal verbs quiz, he was not able to save his credentials to get into the Hall of Fame. Does it mean that the Hall of Fame is not active now? Thanks again!

    1. mb Post author (Posted on 1-9-2019 at 14:56) Reply

      Hello Alena. You’re right. It looks like I broke the hall of fames for several quizzes when I created the Youtube Listening challenge. I went into the code and fixed it today. It should be working. If you want, I can manually add your student if you want to provide his score, name, and location. Thanks

  4. JOSSY PINTAURI (Posted on 2-3-2022 at 22:16) Reply

    well here it is and I have really enjoyed playing with the phrasal verbs!!!

  5. Omar Alselwi (Posted on 2-25-2022 at 15:17) Reply

    It’s a great quiz if not well set that most of the questions are repeted over and over .

  6. charly T (Posted on 1-31-2023 at 14:07) Reply

    I agree with Omar. The repeats come round too quickly. However, the definitions are succinct and accurat and understandable.e

  7. Mai ૮ • ﻌ - ა (Posted on 1-19-2024 at 09:00) Reply

    quite easy
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