Up is a small word with a wide use in English. Today we look at phrasal verbs and collocations that feature it.
All can be an adverb, preposition, adjective noun and verb. Read through this text and choose the correct missing words.
I _1_ up late this morning because I forgot to set my alarm. It was my turn to _2_ up the shop so I had to hurry. The first thing I did when I arrived was _3_ up because the shop was still a mess from yesterday.
At about 10 a.m. a customer came in and said something to me. I couldn't hear what she was saying so I asked her to _4_ up. When she repeated I realised she wasn't speaking English. I don't speak any other languages and she couldn't speak much English. To help she took a dictionary out of her bag and started to _5_ up words. It was hard for both of us but we kept trying to understand each other, we didn't _6_ up. I have to admit it was confusing for both of us and we easily got _7_ up.
Eventually I figured out she speaking Korean and she had just come in to _8_ up some glue to _9_ up a hole in her shoe!
It was fun trying to communicate with her. It made me think how cool it would be to learn another language. Perhaps I will _10_ up Korean!
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