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PHRASAL VERBS RELATING TO CLOTHES

Circle the phrasal verbs in the following sentences:

Children

often wear
out their
clothes.

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I think I need to go on a diet. I cant get into my jeans.


These jeans are too small for me. Ill give them away to my friend.
Do these shoes go with this dress?
Im looking for my slippers. Do you know where they are?
Its really difficult to pick out a dress. Theyre all so beautiful.
I need to pick up my suit from the dry cleaners today.
Teenagers never put away their clothes.
Put on a coat. Its cold.
Take off that hat. It looks ridiculous.
Dont throw away clothes. Recycle them instead.
I always try on shoes before I buy them.
Children wear out their clothes quickly because they play so much.

Match the phrasal verbs with their definitions:


Phrasal verb
1. take off ___
2. throw away ___
3. try on ___
4. put on ___
5. put away ___
6. wear out ___
7. give away ___
8. get into ___
9. pick up ___
10. pick out ___
11. look for ____
12. go with ____

Meaning
A. To
B. To
C. To
D. To
E. To
F. To
G. To
H. To
I. To
J. To
K. To
L. To

remove an item of clothing.


choose something.
put something in your wardrobe or drawer.
coordinate with another item.
search for something.
collect something.
place an item of clothing on your body.
ruin an item of clothing through repeated use.
donate clothes to another person.
fit your body in an item of clothing.
check an item of clothing fits you.
dispose of an item of clothing.

Work through these conversation questions with a partner:


1. Have you ever found it difficult to take something off in a changing room?
2. When you put away your clothes in a neat and orderly fashion or throw them in your
wardrobe?
3. Do spend a long time picking out clothes when you go shopping?
4. Have you ever bought clothes without trying them on first?
5. How do you choose what to put on in the morning?
6. Do you ever wear clothes until they wear out?
7. How often do you throw away clothes?


Skinny jeans go with

8. Do you ever give away your clothes?


9. Of all the items in your wardrobe, whats the most difficult to get into?
10. Do you have anything in your wardrobe that wont go with anything else?

high heels.

Key:
1. take off
2. throw away

To remove an item of clothing.


To dispose of an item of clothing.

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To
To
To
To
To
To
To
To
To
To

try on
put on
put away
wear out
give away
get into
pick up
pick out
look for
go with

check an item of clothing fits you.


place an item of clothing on your body.
put something in your wardrobe or drawer.
ruin an item of clothing through repeated use.
donate clothes to another person.
fit your body in an item of clothing.
collect something.
choose something.
search for something.
coordinate with another item.