Posted by: Idioma Extra | September 4, 2014

Grammar Guru

Phrasal verbs with up



Today’s Grammar Guru comes from AustraliaPlus, a free service for anyone looking to study English as a second (or third, or fourth!) language.

You can listen and read along while learning some phrasal verbs that use the word up.

Listen and learn here!

Then, take a short quiz to test your new knowledge! Comment with your answers below and we’ll let you know how you did!

*pay attention to verb tenses, too!


1. Someone ________ up the last of the toilet paper and didn’t replace it!

2. I was ____________ up by my grandparents because my parents were too young to raise me.

3. I recently __________ up salsa. I am pretty terrible, but I am getting better!

4. Where would you rather _______ up your children? In your home country or your husbands?

5. If you take the highway north, you will eventually ____________ up in Canada.

6. Next summer, I want to _________ up surfing. It seems difficult, but definitely fun!

7. Please ___________ up the shampoo! I can’t use it and don’t want it to go to waste.

8. We didn’t know what to do on our date, but we __________ up going for some coffee and walking around the park.


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