Guess the meaning from context

Read the dialogue again. Try to guess the meaning of the phrasal verbs by looking at the context.

Guessing the meaning from the context, also called inferring meaning is a crucial skill to language learning. This is how you learned all your new vocabulary in your mother tongue. You didn't use a dictionary, only on very rare occasions.

Write your answers in the comments (if you feel like it). Don’t worry about mistakes we will check the meaning in the next stage.

Jack: Fancy 1.bumping into you here.
Ellie: Yea, I usually don’t go here, but my regular lunch place was closed.
Jack: So, what 2.are you up to these days? 
Ellie: Not much, same old. What about you?
Jack: Nothing much, but I’m celebrating my birthday tonight. I’m 3.meeting up with some friends at my place and then we are 4.going out for some drinks. Do you feel like 5.coming over?
Ellie: I was going to 6.stay in and have a lazy evening, but sounds much better. Thanks for 7.asking me over.
Jack: Why don’t you 8.drop by my place around 8?
Ellie: I’d love to.
Jack: Great, then maybe we can 9.catch up later.
Ellie: Great, see you around 8 at your place.
Jack: Yea, see you later. Bye.
Ellie: Bye.


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