Phrasal Verbs - Group 14 - Exercise 3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. In 2009, the President of the United States __________ the Bank of America with a 20 billion-dollar loan.
2. My grandfather often __________ in front of the television in the evening.
3. We set out in our canoe once the waves had __________ a bit.
4. He got a nasty surprise when he started __________ his family history. He has several ancestors who were serious criminals.
5. My neighbour's son wound up with a black eye and two broken teeth after __________ the school bully.
6. Her marital problems __________ for years before she finally got a divorce.
7. I thought that whale watching would really __________, but it actually wasn't all that exciting.
8. It kind of __________ when my parents try to tell me what to do with my life.
9. When I was 10 years old, I liked to __________ my sister by chewing my food and then opening my mouth to show her.
10. My older son is too rough when he is __________ with his little brother and often makes him cry.
11. Some elementary schools are __________ homework because there is little evidence that it actually improves learning.
12. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years __________ in prison before being released and becoming president of South Africa.
13. When John's allergies are __________, he can't get any work done at all.
14. I __________ a few notes during the meeting that I'll share with you later.
15. I'm going to __________ the dog so it doesn't run around and scare the children.