19.1 Do you think each part in bold includes a one-stress (write 1) or two-stress (write 2) phrasal verb?
EXAMPLE: The birds came quite close, but when I sneezed
I frightened them away. ….2…..
1 She said she’d be early, but I wouldn’t bank on it. ……….
2 He gave us a lot of information that I couldn’t take in. ……….
3 I couldn’t do question six, so I left it out. ……….
4 Dan said he’d phone today, but I haven’t heard from him. ………..
5 If you’re passing, why don’t you stop by? …
6 You look well. Living by the sea must agree with you. ……….
7 There isn’t anyone but you that I can confide in. ………..
8 Having my own boat is something I’ve always dreamed about. ………..
Now listen and check your answers.
19.2 Read each A part and say each B part aloud, thinking about how the phrasal verb will be pronounced. All the phrasal verbs in the B parts are one-stress phrasal verbs, but sometimes the particle is made prominent for special emphasis or contrast.
1 A: I suppose your parents are quite well of f?
B: What are you driving at?
2 A: Why didn’t you show your mother your new shoes?
B: I thought she’d disapprove of them.
3 A: So you think the damage results from climate change?
B: I said I think it will result in climate change.
4 A: Apparently, they are forecasting a really cold winter.
B: Yes, I read about it.
5 A: My pen friend’s planning to visit.
B: Where does she come from?
6 A: All you’ve got to do is aim and fire.
B: But I don’t know what to aim at.
7 A: There are so many mosquitoes around the tent!
B: Yes, it’s teeming with them.
Now listen, check the pronunciation of the phrasal verbs and repeat the B parts.
19.3 Do you think each part in bold includes a one-stress or two-stress phrasal verb? Think about how each phrasal verb will be pronounced in these dialogues.
1 A: We must get together again soon.
B: Yes, when you’re next in town, why don’t you come by?
2 A: This cabbage doesn’t look very good.
B: Well, at this time of year fresh vegetables are difficult to come by.
3 A: What happened to your hand?
B: I was stroking Susan’s cat when it just turned on me.
4 A: Mr Simpson can be very charming, can’t he?
B: Yes, he certainly knows how to turn it on.
Now listen and check your answers. Press ‘pause’ before each B part and read it aloud. Then press ‘play’ again and compare your pronunciation with what follows.