Phrasal Verbs bring

EXERCICE 1 (FICHE MODÈLE A MODIFIER)

Comment traduisez-vous les mots suivants ? Choisissez la bonne réponses:

bring about
to cause something to happen:

‘The 1960s youth movement brought about a change in American culture and politics.’

bring around
to change a view in someone’s view or opinion:

‘I used to eat meat meat until I saw a TV show on vegetarianism which really brought me around.’

bring back
to take back or return something:

‘Can you bring back the book I lent you tomorrow?’

‘They should bring back smoking in bars. I hate going outside to smoke.’

bring down
to fall or collapse:

‘The Berlin Wall was brought down in 1989.’

‘The footballer was brought down by a kick from his opponent.’

bring off
to succeed at something difficult/ to accomplish something that seemed impossible:

‘I can’t believe your wife let you come with us. How did you bring that off?’

bring on
very similar to bring about mentioned above.To cause something to appear:

‘The strong smell of flowers brought on sneezing from her. She’s allergic to them.’

bring out
to come out / release:

‘My favourite author is bringing out a new book next month.’

bring out (2)
to stress or to highlight something:

That make-up really brings out your eyes.’

bring to
to revive consciousness:

‘The doctor used a strong smelling salts to bring to the boxer after he had been knocked out.’

bring up
to mention:

‘I’d like to bring up an important point at tomorrow’s meeting.’

bring up (2)
to raise children or animals:

‘He was mostly brought up by his mother as his father worked abroad a lot.’

‘I was born in Vietnam, but I was brought up in America.’


1. His dishonesty brought ……………………………….. his ruin.

a) in b) about c) out

2. The government plans to bring ……………………………………….. a new legislation to eliminate corruption.

a) in b) round c) about

3. Vitamin deficiency brings ……………………………………….. many ailments.

a) in b) on c) down

4. The publisher is bringing ………………………………………. a new edition of this book.

a) out b) on c) down

5. He was hit hard on the head but the doctors managed to bring him ……………………………………… after a while.

a) about b) round c) on

6. At last I brought him …………………………………………. to my opinion.

a) about b) round c) up

7. The matter was brought ………………………………………….. by a member of the council.

a) up b) about c) out

Answers

1. His dishonesty brought about his ruin. (bring about – cause to happen)

2. The government plans to bring in a new legislation to eliminate corruption. (bring in – introduce)

3. Vitamin deficiency brings on many ailments. (bring on – cause)

4. The publisher is bringing out a new edition of this book. (bring out – publish)

5. He was hit hard on the head but the doctors managed to bring him round after a while. (bring round – cause somebody to regain consciousness)

6. At last I brought him round to my opinion. (bring somebody round to – persuade)

7. The matter was brought up by a member of the council. (brought up – raise for discussion)

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