Phrasal Verbs

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Phrasal Verbs


Instructions: Read about London. Look at the words in bold.

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12 square mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, London has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which today largely makes up Greater London governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

London. Retrieved January, 2017 from

Getting started: A global city

Instructions: Keep on reading about London:

London is a leading global city, in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport. It is one of the world’s leading financial centres, and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city, and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London is the world’s leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers, and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London’s universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. London also ranks first in the world in software, multimedia development and design, and shares first position in technology readiness.

London. Retrieved January, 2017 from

A leading global city

Instructions: Choose T (true) of F (false) for the following statements:

London stands for a leading global city.

It doesn’t have big financial centres.

London is a world cultural capital.

Many investors put in money in its banks.

Let’s study Phrasal verbs.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Phrasal verbs:

  • Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts.
  • Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a preposition or adverb.
  • The preposition or adverb can change the meaning of the verb completely.
  • Many phrasal verbs go with a noun.



Etymology of London

Instructions: Drag and drop the best verb into each sentence:

derived fromruled outattributed tooriginated fromtaken over

1. The earliest explanation of the name is ______________ Geoffrey of Monmouth in Historia Regum Britanniae.

2. Geoffrey said that the name ______________ a supposed King Lud.

3. They supposed that King Lud had allegedly ______________ the city and named it Kaerlud.

4. Richard Coates proposed that it is ______________ the pre-Celtic Old European *(p)lowonida, meaning "river too wide to ford".

5. The possibility cannot be ______________ that the Welsh name was borrowed back in from English at a later date.


Bronze Age bridge

Instructions: Unscramble words to make positive sentences.

The remains of a Bronze Age bridgethe foreshore north of Vauxhall Bridgewere found on
or gave access toThis bridge either crossed the Thames,a now lost island in the river
Dendrochronologyca. 1500 BCdated the timbers to
the foundations of a large timber structure,In 2010dated towere found on the Thames foreshore, south of Vauxhall Bridgeca. 4500 BC,
at a natural crossing pointBoth structuresthe south bank,are onwhere the River Effra flows into the River Thames


Roman and Anglosaxon London

Instructions: Choose the right options in the following sentences.

  1. The first major settlement was founded by/ founded for the Romans after the invasion of 43 AD.
  2. This lasted only until around 61, when the Iceni tribe led on /led by Queen Boudica stormed it, burning it to the ground.
  3. From the 820s the town declined off / fell off because of repeated Viking invasions.
  4. The Vikings established Danelaw over / on much of the eastern and northern part of England,
  5. It was an area of political and geographical control imposed by/imposed for the Viking incursions.
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