Phrasal Verbs

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Title
Halloween Phrasal Quiz
Target Structure
Spooky Phrasal Verbs
Level
Elementary to Lower-Intermediate
Time
20 minutes
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Description

Get into the Halloween spirit with our spooky Halloween Phrasal Quiz!

Your students need to match the phrasal verb on the bat-sheet with the correct caption.

The phrasal verbs covered are:

  • look up
  • hold on
  • look forward to
  • pass out
  • turn up
  • get up
  • throw away
  • come across

This worksheet is written for elementary to lower intermediate classes. It's a fun way to bring a bit of Halloween into your class - while still teaching some useful language!



 


 

Title
All about 'Turn'
Target Structure
Phrasal Verbs using 'Turn'
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Boost your students' phrasal verb knowledge with this lesson teaching expressions using 'turn'.

The worksheet looks at:

* turn away (refuse entry)
* turn up (arrive)
* turn down (decline)
* turn in (go to bed)
* turn into (become)

Following the lead-in, there is a gap-fill quiz, follow-up exercises and discussion.

This worksheet is for intermediate level students.


 


 

Title
All About 'Speak'
Target Structure
Idioms / Phrasal Verbs
Level
Intermediate +
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions, all using 'speak'

There is an opening gap-fill quiz, followed by an exercise checking your students' understanding of the language.

This is followed by a picture caption quiz.

Language studied includes:

* speak highly of
* isn't anything to speak of
* speaking of (for a related topic)
* speak up
* speak for yourself!
* speak your mind

The lesson rounds off with a discussion on the language and themes raised in the lesson.


 


 

Title
Christmas Phrasals
Target Structure
Eight Phrasal Verbs for Christmas
Level
Elementary to Pre-Intermediate
Time
30 minutes
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Description
Check your students' understanding of simple phrasal verbs with this festive handout.

There are eight captions which your students need to complete.

This worksheet covers:

* blow up [a balloon]
* get along / on with someone
* stand out
* throw away
* look forward to
* go around
* grow up
* take off

Depending on the ability of your class we have an easier and more difficult version of this worksheet. Check the teaching notes for more details - and be sure to hand out the right version!

This worksheet is for elementary to pre-intermediate level classes.

 


 

Title
All About 'In'
Target Structure
Phrasal Verbs / Vocabulary Building
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at six phrasal verb expressions:

* barge in
* squeeze in
* hand in
* butt in
* rake (it) in
* stay in

Students begin by guessing meanings from the context. This is followed by a picture caption quiz and a set of discussion questions using the target language.

This worksheet is a great way to build your students' knowledge of natural language expressions. It's written for intermediate-level students and above.



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