Project Phrasal Verbs

The goal of this module is to learn a set of 15 phrasal verbs that are common on software projects.

It takes about one hour to complete.

Figuring Out What They Mean

Look forward to

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "look forward to" means?

  • get excited
  • predict / forecast
  • search for
  • look

Look forward to

Based on the above image, what do you think the expression, "We look forward to hearing from you" means?

  • We are waiting for your reply
  • We are excited to hear your voice
  • We are searching for your reply
  • We will let you know as soon as possible

Come up with

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "come up with" means?

  • think of
  • appear with
  • look for
  • come

Figure out

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "figure out" means?

  • understand
  • calculate
  • fix
  • show

Find out

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "find out" means?

  • learn / get information
  • find
  • look for
  • get

Carry out

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "carry out" means?

  • do
  • carry
  • continue
  • improve

Move forward

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Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "move forward" means?

  • advance / make progress
  • move
  • walk
  • leave

Move on

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "move on" means?

  • go to the next thing
  • move
  • continue
  • stop

Run out

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "run out" means?

  • use all the supply
  • run
  • buy
  • leave

Look into

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "look into" means?

  • investigate
  • look at
  • enter
  • realize

Push back

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "push back" means?

  • postpone
  • push
  • cancel
  • climb

Move up

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "move up" means?

  • make earlier
  • reschedule
  • cancel
  • climb

Go over

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "go over" means?

  • talk about / review
  • exceed
  • look for
  • write

Go over

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "go over" means in this context?

  • talk about / review
  • exceed
  • reach
  • do

Wrap up

Based on the above image (the light that indicates to presenters when they have used all their time), what do you think the phrasal verb, "wrap up" means?

  • finish / conclude
  • wrap
  • leave
  • put in a nice package

Run into

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "run into" means?

  • meet by accident
  • crash into
  • run
  • chase

Follow up

Based on the above image, what do you think the phrasal verb, "follow up" means?

  • take the next step
  • follow
  • monitor
  • chase

Practice

Apprendre

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Je viens d’apprendre que Laetitia est enceinte !

I've just that Laetitia is pregnant!

Croiser

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Nous nous sommes croisés par hasard à la boulangerie.

We just each other at the bakery.

Avancer

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Nous n’avancerons pas si le client continue de changer ses besoins.

We won't if the client keeps changing his requirements.

Se renseigner

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Je ne sais pas. Je vais me renseigner.

Option 1: I don't know, let me .

Option 2: I don't know, let me it.

Voir

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

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wrap up

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follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Il y a un problème que je voudrais voir avec toi.

There is an issue that I would like to with you.

Dans l'attente de

look forward to

come up with

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What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Dans l’attente de vous lire

I am hearing from you.

Savoir

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

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follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Je voudrais en savoir plus / Je voudrais me renseigner sur la vie aux Etats-Unis.

I would like to more about life in the US.

Faire suite

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Je vous écris pour faire suite à mon mail précèdent.

I am emailing you to on my previous email.

Conclure

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Il faut conclure cette discussion, j’ai un vol dans deux heures.

We need to this discussion, I have a flight in two hours.

Passer au ... suivant

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

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go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

On peut passer au point suivant ?

Can we to the next item?

Trouver

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Il a trouvé la solution tout seul.

He the solution on his own.

Avancer

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Vu que l’évolution n’était pas aussi compliqué que prévu, je pense qu’on peut avancer la mise en production.

As the enhancement was not as complicated as expected, I think that we can  the go-live.

Donner suite

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Je suis en congé lundi mais je donnerai suite auprès de lui mardi.

I am off on Monday but I will with him on Tuesday.

Trouver

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Tu as trouvé des idées ?

Did you any ideas?

Découvrir

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

On ne savait pas qu’hier c’était un jour férié en Angleterre. On vient de le découvrir.

We didn't know that yesterday was a bank holiday in England. We've just .

Attendre avec impatience

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

J’attends avec impatience les vacances de l’été.

I am the summer holiday.

Décaler

look forward to

come up with

figure out

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move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

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What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Il faut qu’on décale la reunion, j’ai un point urgent à traiter aujourd’hui.

We need to the meeting, I've got an urgent issue to deal with today.

Comprendre

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Il a finalement compris pourquoi le problème se produisait.

He finally why the problem was occurring.

N'avoir plus

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

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What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Nous n’avons plus de budget.

We've of budget.

Dépasser

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

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What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Nous avons dépassé le budget.

We've budget.

Etudier

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figure out

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move up

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move on

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What phrasal verb can replace the word in bold? (Don't forget to conjugate it)

Nous etudierons le bogue et nous reviendrons vers vous.

We will the bug and get back to you.

Using Phrasal Verbs on a Conference Call

1 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to come up with figure out
find out push back move up
look into move on move forward
carry out run out go over
wrap up run into follow up

For each question in this exercise, please write a full sentence - not just the phrasal verb.

The leader asks you a question and you do not know the answer. Explain that you need to do some research.

2 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

At the end of the call, the leader sets a date for the next one. You may need a bit more time for the tasks you’ve been assigned so ask the leader if she can postpone it by a few days.

3 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

At the end of the call, the leader sets a date for the next one. You need the call to be a bit earlier in the week because you have another deadline that depends on the decision made in that call. Ask the leader if she can make it earlier.

4 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

You are leading a call, the purpose of which is to review the forecast from last year. Explain this.

5 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

You are leading a call that is scheduled to end at 4:30pm. It is now 4:25pm.

6 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

The leader asks you for an update on a bug. You haven’t found a way to fix it yet. Explain this.

7 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

The project sponsor asks you for an update on your project. Your project has not made much progress since the last update because one of your key team members has been sick. Explain this.

8 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

You are leading a call, the purpose of which is to brainstorm ideas to improve the time-to-market of your releases. Explain this.

9 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

You are leading the above call. You have explained the purpose and would like to add that you are excited to hear everyone’s ideas.

10 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

You are discussing the budget of your project. You are concerned that there won’t be enough money to finish on time. Explain your concerns to the leader of the call.

11 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

It is the testing phase of your project. The leader of the call asks you about the results of the various tests. Explain which ones you performed and what the results were.

12 - You are on a conference call and an opportunity to use a phrasal verb presents itself…

look forward to

come up with

figure out

find out

push back

move up

look into

move on

move forward

carry out

run out

go over

wrap up

run into

follow up

You are on a call with your colleagues in India. They have heard such amazing things about the English language training in the French office and they would like to know if they can participate. You are not sure, you offer to ask your training manager.