Phrasal verbs are difficult enough, but phrasal verbs with take are particularly hard because, well, there are so many of them! In another post, we looked at 20 phrasal verbs with take, complete with visual vocabulary cards and a practice quiz. But will you understand them when you hear them in conversation? Practice your English listening skills and your phrasal verbs prowess in this post! Scroll down for 20 conversational speed mini-dictations using phrasal verbs with take. Can you rock it?

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 1

 

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Jake is the nicest guy. He offered to drive my kids to school this week so I could focus on my deadline. I think I’ll take him up on that, but I was wondering if you had any ideas for how I could thank him.

 

 

PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 2

 

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Take the prisoners below and clap them in irons. They should fetch a pretty penny when we arrive in the islands.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 3

 

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It wasn’t just me. Everyone was taken in by her. She was a real con artist.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 4

 

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Do you know why Kristen took Mike aside before the meeting? He had a funny look on his face afterwards, but he accused me of prying when I asked him about it. I’m dying of curiosity!

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 5

 

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Royce really takes after his mother. He’s got the same bone structure, the same nose, even the same widow’s peak.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 6

 

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He’s a bully, and he’s going to continue being a bully until someone takes him on.

 

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 7

 

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I’m sorry if I’m a bit crotchety. My boss spent the morning taking me apart over how I handled things when he was on vacation. He chewed me out up one side and down the other.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 8

 

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Can you go get the dog? He took after a chipmunk, and I’m not fast enough to catch him.

 

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 9

 

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If you’re ever in Washington, give me a call! I’d love to take you around.

 

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 10

 

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We’re taking on a few extra attorneys now that business is picking up. We just can’t handle the workload by ourselves anymore.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 11

 

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They took us aboard and showed us to our suite. For the next ten days, we would be sailing the high seas in the lap of luxury.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 12

 

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I have loved you since we were children, and I promise that if you take me back, I will never hurt you again.

 

 

PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 13

 

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Sheela is incredible. She took me in when I was down and out. She put me in rehab, she took me shopping for new clothes, and she helped me find work. And you know what? To this day, she’s never asked me for anything in return.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 14

 

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They’re worried that their kids may have taken up with gang members at school, but they don’t know how to find out for sure.

 

 

PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 15

 

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When they take you before the judge tomorrow, it’s imperative that you’re polite, concise, and honest.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 16

 

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Between you and me, we have no idea who took him out. The lines have been flooded with tips, and we’re working around the clock to assess which of those tips are credible.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 17

 

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What an amazing day! My brother took me along while he went scouting filming locations, and we saw a herd of wild horses!

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 18

 

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Is this Michael Jackson? Man, that really takes me back to my high school years!

 

 

PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 19

 

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We were flabbergasted when Christina gave notice. We really thought she’d be with us until she retired. Luckily, though, Brad is more than qualified to take over from her.

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PHRASAL VERBS WITH TAKE: Dictation 20

 

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I’ve been wanting to talk to you all semester, so sorry if I stumble over my words a bit. I’m nervous, you know? So, could I take you out this weekend? There’s a new sushi place that looks interesting.

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