Get

how to use 'get'

Using “get” is difficult for learners of English. After studying the mind map, do these exercises. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

up, down, by, about, on, over
Choose one of the prepositions to go with “get”  in the following:


1. He’s sad about losing his dog, but he’ll get _______ it. 
2. I hate the rain. It gets me _________ .
3. It’s 7 O’clock and time to get ______ .
4. There’s no point renting a car. You can get _____ by bus and tube.
5. When I got _____ the train I realised I had lost my ticket.

fat, lost, old, married, divorced, angry

1. Their marriage wasn’t a success. They got _________ after a year.
2. He should stop eating so much chocolate, he’s gonna get ______ .
3. Amir and Amel are getting _________ in September and we are all invited.
4. Sorry I’m late – I got _______ in the city centre.
5. No, I won’t go jogging with you – I’m getting too _______ for that you know.
6. Did she get ________ when you told her she was fired (fr.:virée/envoyée)

better, worse, harder, easier, louder, brighter
1. Unemployment is getting _______ – up by ten thousand last month.
2. The driving test has got _______ . More people are failing the first time.
3. I’ve been really ill recently, but I’m getting ________.
4. This piece by Bach is quite difficult to play, but it gets ________ with practice.
5. I’m worried about my car – it’s making a strange noise and it’s getting _______ .
6. The rain has stopped and the clouds are clearing – it’s getting _________ .

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up, down, by, about, on, over
Choose one of the prepositions to go with “get”  in the following:
1. He’s sad about losing his dog, but he’ll get over it. (récuperer/s’en sortir)
2. I hate the rain. It gets me down (me déprimer).
3. It’s 7 O’clock and time to get up(se lever).
4. There’s no point renting a car. You can get about by bus and tube (déplacer).
5. When I got on the train I realised I had lost my ticket (monter).

fat, lost, old, married, divorced, angry

1. Their marriage wasn’t a success. They got divorced after a year (divorcer).
2. He should stop eating so much chocolate, he’s gonna get fat (grossir) .
3. Amir and Amel are getting married in September and we are all invited (se marier).
4. Sorry I’m late – I got lost in the city centre ‘se perdre).
5. No, I won’t go jogging with you – I’m getting too old for that you know (devenir vieux, vieillir).
6. Did she get angry  when you told her she was fired (se fâcher).

better, worse, harder, easier, louder, brighter
1. Unemployment is getting worse – up by ten thousand last month (s’empirer).
2. The driving test has got harder . More people are failing the first time (devenir plus dûr).
3. I’ve been really ill recently, but I’m getting better (s’améliorer).
4. This piece by Bach is quite difficult to play, but it gets easier with practice (devenir plus facile).
5. I’m worried about my car – it’s making a strange noise and it’s getting louder (devenir plus fort).
6. The rain has stopped and the clouds are clearing – it’s getting brighter (devenir plus clair/lumineux) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Hi !

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    Emmanuel

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