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75 phrasal verb conversation questions

Phrasal verb conversation questions

Here are some fun worksheets with phrasal verb conversation questions and pictures to match. The activities use some of the most common phrasal verbs and are good for intermediate level learners and above.

There are 3 activities in each worksheet. First of all, students should ask and answer the phrasal verb conversation questions. This can be done in pairs, small groups or as a whole class.

Next, students should go through the worksheet again and circle the phrasal verbs in each question.

Finally, there are 8 pictures at the bottom of each page. Students should find 8 corresponding phrasal verbs on the worksheet and write the correct sentence number in the circles provided.

What are phrasal verbs?

Phrasal verbs are verb and particle combinations such as a verb and an adverb, a verb and a preposition, or both. Quite often (but not always) they have idiomatic meanings that new English language learners are not familiar with.

Phrasal verb conversation questions worksheet 1

The first 25 phrasal verb conversation questions are –


Do you get along with all your family members?

What kinds of things do you often look at on the internet?

What do you usually use to wrap up presents?

Have you ever felt burnt out from work or study?

How do you dress up for important events?

Who is someone you can count on when life is difficult?

Do you ever stay up late at night?

Where do you want to settle down when you are older?

What kinds of things should you watch out for in the jungle?

How often does your family get together for dinner?

What do you plan on doing this weekend?

How do you help out with chores around the house?

What do you usually think about before you sleep?

Does your mother always wash up after dinner?

What is the best way to calm down when you are angry?

Where do you often hang out with friends?

How often do you go away on vacations?

Have you ever had to sneak into your own house?

Do you always try on new clothes before you buy them?

What do you do when you run out of milk?

Who is the person you look up to the most?

How do you plan to get ahead in life?

Are there any new hobbies you would like to take up?

What kinds of things do you throw out when they are old?

What would happen if you didn’t show up for work or school?


The 8 pictures at the bottom of the page represent these phrasal verbs – watch out, try on, throw out, burnt out, wrap up, hang out, think about, and wash up.

phrasal verb conversation questions 2
Phrasal verb conversation questions 2

The second set of phrasal verbs discussion questions are –


Do you ever flake out in front of the television?

What is the best way to wind down after a long day?

What do you do to flag down a taxi?

Who do you take after most, your mother or your father?

What is the most comfortable thing to sit on in your home?

Have you ever been let down by somebody?

What is the best way to start out learning a new language?

What clothing would you put on for a beach party?

How do you usually get around your town or city?

Do you know anyone who needs to fatten up?

Have you ever had a car or motorbike break down on you?

What kind of noises do you have to put up with in your house?

How often do you empty out your email inbox?

What is the best way to cheer up someone who is sad?

How long would it take you to move out of your house?

Where do you usually look to find out the meanings of new words?

What do you usually ask for at your favorite restaurant?

Who did you live with 5 years ago?

Have you ever tried to give up something?

What things do you pack before you set off on a holiday?

What is the best way to branch out and make new friends?

How much money would you want to shave off your hair?

Have you ever run over an animal on a bike or in a car?

What do you think caused dinosaurs to die off?

Do you always finish off your meals?


The 8 pictures on worksheet two are for the phrasal verbs – cheer up, shave off, move out, flag down, sit on, break down, flake out, and look for.

phrasal verb conversation questions 3
Phrasal verb conversation questions 3

The third worksheet has these questions with phrasal verbs –


Do you turn off your phone when you go to sleep?

Would you like to bring up your children in the countryside or in a city?

Are you able to sleep through noises at night?

What is the best thing to fry up for breakfast?

Do rivers ever freeze over in your country?

What is something you have been meaning to get around to doing?

How do you pick out a hotel when you need one?

Walk you like to walk through the Amazon jungle?

At what age could you tie up your shoelaces?

Have you ever seen something that made you want to throw up?

How do ships move across the ocean?

Has anyone ever tried to break into your home?

Did you ever mess around in class when you were younger?

What is something you would like to save up for?

How do you usually warm up cold food?

What is your favorite way to chill out in your free time?

Would you like to ride on an elephant in Thailand?

Have you ever tried to look up an old friend from the past?

Do you ever hand down old clothing to younger family members?

What is something you could go without to save money?

Do you always agree with what your parents say?

What is something that makes you freak out?

Would you like to start up your own company one day?

What do you like to cook up when you have guests for dinner?

What time do you usually wake up in the morning?


The 8 pictures on worksheet 3 are for the phrasal verbs – break in, freak out, fry up/cook up, ride on, sleep through, tie up, throw up, and turn off.

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