Answers: Up or Down

Below you can find the answers to the phrasal verb lesson using Up and Down.


Complete the sentences by choosing the right particle for the phrasal verb.

You can choose:

  • A = up
  • B = down
  • C = no word
  1. When he gets upset, it takes ages to calm him ……….
  2. If you can’t find a hotel for the night just come round to my place and I’ll put you ……………
  3. The number of sales fell ………… significantly from 10,000 to only 500 by the end of the period.
  4. He’s a useful member of the team because he often comes ……… with interesting ideas.
  5. My son is very creative, he’s always making ………. exciting stories.
  6. I can’t stand people who put others ……………..


  1. B = down
    1. to calm someone down = this means to tranquillise someone or pacify someone using music or a soft voice
  2. A = up
    1. to put someone up for the night = to offer someone accommodation at your home (informal)
  3. C = no word
    1. fell down = this is used for people who fall to the ground
    2. the numbers fell = the numbers dropped
    3. the numbers fell down = this is incorrect English and shows a vocabulary error. This is one of the most common errors made by students describing a line graph in IELTS writing task 1.
  4. A = up
    1. to come up with an idea = to create an idea
  5. A = up
    1. to make something up = to invent
  6. B = down
    1. to put other people down = to criticise someone or belittle someone

I hope you found this lesson useful 🙂


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  1. Mansoor Ahmed Channa says:

    Great! very informative website.
    Thanks Liz!

  2. I just received my calcifications from IELTS and I managed to get a band score 7 (which is what I needed). I can’t thank you enough for your fantastic classes. I will recommend you to everyone. BTW, Your advanced IELTS lessons were great and helped a lot!

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    • Excellent news!! Well done getting band 7! I’m sure you are relieved it’s all over 🙂 I’m really pleased my advanced lessons were helpful 🙂

  3. Wow! Thanks Liz., number was a bet confusing but with your explanation I understood the correct usage.

  4. Thanks Liz, I see that I commit many mistakes yet and your lessons are very helpful for me.

  5. Thank you Liz, but you caught me on number 3, I didn’t see that. In fact my answer was wrong . I ve gotten the insight there.
    Thanks so much

  6. Mbajiofor nkiruka uchenna says:

    Nice one, so helpful

  7. Hi Liz
    Could you please post more lesson on reading?
    Your lessons are very well designed and I really find them very useful for me.

  8. Makun Funmilayo says:

    Thank for your support.

  9. Sunnatillo says:

    Thank you mam!!

  10. Very helpful Liz, thanks! Got 5 out of 6 though!

  11. I got 4 out of 6

  12. Hossam Altaweel says:

    I answered 4 out 6 correctly, disappointed.

  13. Hii liz in 2 days I have became bigger fan of u. I have just started my class hope you will help me in my further practice.

  14. Marivic Hulleza says:

    Yes… that’s mu problem also.. thank miss Liz.. you’re so amazing. Thumbs up for you.

  15. Anne p eapen says:

    Really good one.Thanks

  16. Thank you Liz.. The number 3 was the only one that I did wrong and your explanation about was amazing, now I can understand the mean and difference

  17. Thanks a lot liz, your lessons are easy to understand and make ielts study more understandable.

  18. memoona amin says:

    It’s really very helpful lesson…l’m weak in reading plzzzz help me…I got 5 correct out of 6…

  19. Mojisola Nwankpa says:

    Thank you,Liz,but I have problem concerning timing in writhing essays,
    During my practice including my exams I don’t have enough time to prove read my essays.
    How can you help?

    • Most people struggle with this for the following reasons:
      1. They have not prepared enough ideas for topics
      2. They do not fully understand how easy it is to write an introduction and waste time on it
      3. They don’t plan their essay fully which means they make mistakes and waste time changing things
      Do any of these apply to you?

  20. Very educative

  21. wael elayed says:


  22. 1. B
    2. C
    3. B
    4. A
    5. A
    6. B

  23. Thank Liz, the lesson is always useful as usual.

  24. Thank you very much mam😊.

  25. Hello Liz,please tell me how to deal with reading section of ilets

  26. Thanks liz .I really like the way how you design your’s lesson wether it is in writing modules or in speaking.I just visited to your website last day n found required content for English lanuage exam.

  27. I got everything right, thanks , liz.

  28. Priscillia Poko says:

    It was really helpful. Thanks Liz

  29. Thanks Liz. Very useful .

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