Ex. 27. Complete the following sentences with the phrasal verb get, in a suitable form

1. Let’s …… next Tuesday at 8.30 and see a film.

2. She’s upset, but she’ll …… it soon.

3. I find London so depressing. It really …….. me …… .

4. I’ve got to ……… at 6.30 tomorrow to catch a plane.

5. He ……….. going to work by saying he was ill.

6. I really like Tom. We ………. each other well.

7. The thief stole a lot of money, but he …….. it because the police couldn’t find any proof.

8. If you repeat the main points in your speech, that will help you ……. your message ……… .

9. When are you going to ……… doing your homework.?

10. I paid $ 40 to …….. my car ………. after the police towed it away.

Ex. 28. Rewrite these sentences using the words in bold type.

Model: Sylvia and Peter’s relationship is not very successful.


Sylvia and Peter don’t get on with each other at all.

1. I never know how my boss manages to do so little work.


How does my boss manage to …………. so little work ?

2. Martin can never find the time to do his homework.


Martin hardly ever ……….. his homework.

3. Would you like to have a drink with me tonight ?


What about ……… for a drink tonight ?

4. I’m not an early riser myself !


I can’t ……………. in the morning !

5.The new manager doesn’t seem to be able to explain his ideas to his



The new manager is not very good at ……….. to his staff.

6.It took Sally ages to recover from her illness.


Sally finally ………………… her illness.

7.The cold weather is really depressing me at the moment.


The cold weather is ……………. at the moment.

8. The bicycle my father lost was returned to him last night.


My father lost his bicycle but he……………. last night.

Ex. 29. Translate the sentences using the phrasal verb get.

get back, get together, get down (on), get away with get round (to), get on (socially) (2), get over, get out, get through, get sick (2), get wet.

1. Идет дождь. Вы совсем промокнете. 2. Ей стало плохо после того, как она съела несколько пирожных. 3. Я начну делать домашнюю работу только после того, как отдохну немного. 4. Когда он успел просмотреть все эти папки? 5. Нам удалось выудить у него правду. 6. Надо как можно скорее покончить со всеми формальностями.. 7. Он прекрасно ладит с людьми. 8. Она знает, как к нему подойти. 9. Он был очень груб. Ему это так просто не сойдет. 10. Эта отвратительная погода действует мне на нервы. 11. Давайте соберемся все вместе через год после окончания Университета. 12. Когда он вернется, скажите, чтобы он подождал меня. 13. Не ешь это мясо, оно не очень хорошо пахнет, тебе будет плохо.

Ex. 30. Translate into English using the phrasal verb get.

1. Eго шутки не доходили до аудитории.

2. Моя подруга плохо ладит со своей свекровью.

3. С вашей помощью я справлюсь со всеми трудностями.

4. Надо сделать так, чтобы об этом никто не узнал.

5. Казалось, им хотелось как можно скорее покончить с этим визитом.

6. Пусть его слова тебя не расстраивают.

7. Она сказала, чтобы он возвращался домой.

8. Начальник велел нам немедленно приступить к работе.

9. Мы с трудом сели в автобус.


What do you do?

People may ask you about your job. They can ask and you can answer in different ways.

What do you do? What’s your job? What do you do for a living? I’m (+job) e.g. a banker/an engineer/etc. I work in (+place or general area) e.g. a bank/marketing I work for (+name of the company) e.g. Union Bank, ICI, Fiat

Note: “Work” is usually an uncountable noun, so you cannot say “a work”. If you want to use the indefinite article you must say “a job”, e.g. She hasn’t got a job at the moment.

What does that involve? (=What do you do in your job?)

When people ask you to explain your work/job, they may want to know your main responsibilities(=your duties/what you have to do), or something about your daily routine (=what you do every day/week)/ They can ask like this: What does that (i.e. your job) involve?

Main responsibilities

I’m in charge of (=responsible for) all deliveries out of the factory.

I have todeal withany complaints (=take all necessary action if there are complaints).

I run the coffee bar and restaurant in the museum (=I am in control of it/I manage it).

Note: We often useresponsible for/in charge offor part of something, e.g. a department or some of the workers; and run for control of all of something, e.g. a company or a shop.

Daily duties/routines

I have to go to/attend (fml) a lot of meetings.

I visit/see/meet clients (=people I do business with or for).

I advise clients (=give them help and my opinion).

It involves doing quite a lot of paperwork ( a general word we use for routine work that involves paper e.g. writing letters, filling in forms, etc.). Note the –ing form after involve.


Most workers are paid (=receive money) every month and this pay goes directly into their bank account. It is called a salary. We can express the same idea using the verb to earn:

My salary is $60,000 a year. (=I earn $60,000 a year).

With many jobs you get (=receive) holiday pay and sick pay (when you are ill). If you want to ask about holidays, you can say:

How much holiday do you get? or How many weeks’ holiday do you get?

The total amount of money you receive in a year is called your income. This could be your salary from one job, or the salary from two different jobs you have. And on this income you have to pay part to the government – called income tax.

Working hours

For many people in Britain, these are 8.30-9.00 a.m. to 5.00-5.30 p.m. Consequently people often talk about a nine-to-five job (=regular working hours). Some people have flexi-time(they can start an hour or so earlier or finish later); and some have to do shiftwork(working at different times, e.g. days one week and nights the next week). Some people also work overtime (=work extra hours). Some people are paid to do/work overtime, others are not paid.