Change the verbs in brackets into nouns. Add -ment, -ion, -ance or -our and make other necessary changes.
1 Zoe was pleased when she won the talent...............
2 The young musician gave an outstanding...............
(perform) of the violin concerto.
3 It was easy for Zuleika to find a...............(solve) to the
4 In order to do well, children need support and ...............(encourage) from their parents.
5 Giving up tennis was a difficult...............(decide) for
the teenage star to make.
6 Child prodigies may show more adult...............
(behave) than their peers.
7 You need a lot of training and...............(motivate) to
succeed as a sports star.
8 A child prodigy's...............(develop) may stop when
they grow up.
compete - competition
perform - performance
solve - solvation
encourage - encouragement
decide - decision
behave - behaviour
motivate - motivation
develop - development
5 Phrasal verbs with more than one meaning
(they) made up their minds
In the article, there are phrasal verbs with more than one meaning, for example:
she took up Maths much earlier
A Match 1-8 with a-h to make sentences.
1 Tom couldn't make up his mind
a sport if you want to get fit.
2 Helen had overslept.
the job offer, despite the poor pay.
3 Rachel offered to
2 o'clock. Her flight was delayed.
4 Susie decided to
he found somewhere to live.
5 Can you turn
which computer to buy
6 Sarah didn't turn
the picture over the fireplace.
7 John decided to take
a story to explain why she was late.
8 You need to take
the volume? I can't hear the TV.
1 Tom couldn't make up his mind about which computer to buy.
2 Helen had overslept.
She made up a story to explain why she was late.
3 Rachel offered to put Paul up until he found somewhere to live.
4 Susie decided to put up the picture over the fireplace.
5 Can you turn up the volume? I can't hear the TV
6 Sarah didn't turn up until 2 o'clock. Her flight was delayed.
7 John decided to take up the job offer, despite the poor pay.
8 You need to take up a sport if you want to get fit.
B Now match the phrasal verbs in italic with these meanings.
Х increase Х decide Х invent Х place on a wall
Х provide accommodation Х arrive Х start Х accept
Х increase - turn up the volume
Х decide - make up one's mind
Х invent - make up a story
Х place on a wall - to put up the picture
Х provide accommodation - to put Paul up
Х arrive - turn up
Х start - take up a sport
Х accept - take up the job offer