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Stages of Life Phrasal Verbs

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Phrasal Verbs

a) bring up - raise a child.
b) carry on - continue.
c) name after someone - name a child using another family member's name.
d) end up -   finish at a certain place.
e) turn to someone/something - to begin using, doing or become interested in something.
f) become of - happen or occur to someone or something. "Whatever became of Sarah. I haven't seen her for years."
g) drop out of something - quit an organized activity.
h) wind up - reach a place or condition, same meaning as end up.
i) live up to something - keep a standard; fulfill expectations; satisfy a goal or set of goals.
j) take after someone - to be like or to look like someone in your family. 

Complete this short biography using the phrasal verbs:

Richard Potts was born 100 years ago today in the same small town in Wales that he lives in now. He was _1_ after his maternal grandfather, Richard

Jones, the distinguished sculptor, whom he was later said to _2_ after in both character and appearance.

The young Richard was orphaned at an early age and was _3_ up by an aunt. He failed to _4_ up to his relatives' hopes for him by _5_ out of school at the age of 15.

They were very concerned about what would _6_ of him and, although there must have been plenty of temptations encouraging the young boy to _7_ to gambling and drink, he resisted them all and _8_ up taking a job in a coal mine.

He impressed the managers so much that he eventually _9_ up as a member of the board. He _10_ on working until five years ago, when ill health forced him to retire, but he is still a familiar figure around the streets of his home town.

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