Catch five Phrasal Verbs people use to talk about fitness:

 

FILL OUT – become fatter, gain weight.

SP: engordar; FR: grossir; RU: набирать вес.

TRIM DOWN – lose weight, become thinner.

SP: adelgazar; FR: maigrir; RU: худеть.

BULK UP – put on muscle.

SP: muscularse; FR: se muscler; RU: набирать мышечную массу.

SWEAT OFF – lose weight by sweating.

SP: sudar; FR: perdre; RU: сбросить вес, потея.

FIRM UP – make the muscles stronger.

SP: tonificar; FR: s’affermir; RU: повышать тонус.

FITNESS PHRASAL VERBS QUIZ

 

Fill in the blanks (MIND grammar):

 

One day Alice in Wonderland realised that she had _____________ cause she used to eat 12 magic cakes every day. She asked Cheshire cat to give her a magic pill to _____________ . Unfortunately, he gave her a wrong pill and she _____________ . She looked like a bodybuilder. What could Alice do? She started to jog from one kingdom to another to _____________  extra kilos. Thus, she lost weight and _____________ her legs.

She decided to go on a diet and never had 12 magic cakes a day … only 11!

ANSWERS

Do you exercise? What is your goal: to TRIM DOWN or BULK UP?

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