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Today we’ll look at the verb construction “be about to + verb.” We use this when we want to explain something that will happen in the immediate future, for example in a few seconds or minutes. Take a look at the graphic below for a better understanding:

ESL English exercise about to + verb

Test out your ESL skills with this English exercise on the verb construction to be “about to + verb”.

About to + verb

Answer the following questions with the correct form of “about to + verb”. Good luck!

Test Out Your Phrasal Verb Skills

Today’s English ESL grammar topic of the day is a set of phrasal verbs. Have a look at the following phrasal verbs and their definitions and then take the quiz below:

Pitch in: to help out occasionally

Give up: to stop doing something, to quit

Run into: to encounter, to accidentally find

Figure out: to understand after trying

Pick up: obtain something through experience, like a skill or quality

Settle into: to feel comfortable doing something after initially not feeling comfortable

Keep up with: To be able to follow something and understand it, like work or school

Get on: to be friendly, be friends with

Win over: to persuade, to conquer

Sort out: to resolve

Find out: to hear about, to discover

Phrasal Verbs Quiz 1

Put your phrasal verbs to the test with the following quiz: