Phrasal verbs can be put off, never forgotten

Introduction:

This is an activity for intermediate + students to review some of the most common phrasal verbs with PUT. Students use context to come up with their own definitions of the ten phrasal verbs, answer the questions and share their examples with other students.

Level: B1 +

Time: 45 minutes

Objectives:

  1. To familiarise students with some of the most common phrasal verbs with put.
  2. To write down definitions of the phrasal verbs using the context provided.
  3. To discuss students’ examples with another classmate.

Materials (Click on the worksheet below to download the PDF file):

  1. Phrasal verbs can be put off, never forgotten Worksheet

Procedure:

  1. Write the following phrasal verbs on the board: to put on, to put through, to put off, to put up with, to put away, to put across to, to put down (to), to put forward.
  2. In pairs ask students to briefly define the phrasal verbs they know or think they remember.
  3. Hand each student the Phrasal verbs can be put off, never forgotten Worksheet.
  4. Individually, students look at the questions in column 2 and complete the first column, e.g. Definition/ synonym: Repel. Name two annoying things people do that really put you off.
  5. In pairs, students compare their answers with a classmate.
  6. Correct and provide feedback.
  7. Individually, ask the students to answer the questions in column 2 with one or two words, e.g. Name two food items that make people put on weight. Your examples: Alcohol. Mince pies.
  8. When the students have finished, ask them to switch their worksheets, read each other’s answers and circle 3 examples they have in common with their classmate, underline 3 examples they want to know more about and cross out 3 examples they completely disagree with.
  9. In their pairs, students now discuss their examples. Encourage students to use the phrasal verbs in their responses. You can ask students to switch pairs again to provide them with more opportunities to practise the target language.

Fast finishers:

  1. Students choose 4 questions from the worksheet and try to predict what the teacher’s answer would be or the classmate’s that they haven’t spoken to, e.g. Name two things you have to put up with at school or at work. Karolina has to put up with Stuart using her printer and talking about Star Wars (Love you really Stu). When they are finished they give their sentences to the teacher/classmate to check if their predictions were correct.

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Brace yourselves. Phrasal verbs r bk

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Brace yourselves. Phrasal verbs r bk

Introduction:

This is a Brace  yourselves. Phrasal verbs r bk printable board game for students to revise and practise using some common phrasal verbs. The students play a board game and predict what other students would rather do in different situations using the phrasal verbs embedded in the questions.

Level: B2+

Time: 45 minutes

Objectives:

  1. To practise using some common phrasal verbs whilst playing Brace  yourselves. Phrasal verbs r bk board game.
  2. To predict what other students would do in different situations.

Materials:

  1. Printable Brace yourselves. Phrasal verbs r bk board game.
  2. One die per group of 3.
  3. One checker per player.

Procedure:

  1. Put the students in groups of 3, and give them a copy of  Brace  yourselves. Phrasal verbs r bk board game and a die.
  2. Players take it in turns to throw the die twice – the first throw indicates which column they should use, and the second throw indicates which row, to obtain the question.
  3. When Player 1 lands on a square, the other player or players have to predict what he or she would rather do, justifying their predictions. Player 1 must then say which prediction was correct and why.
  4. The game continues in the circle going left.
  5. At the end, ask the students to name three things they predicted correctly and three things they would never have guessed.

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How do you …?

Introduction:

This is a fun activity for intermediate students to practise some of the most common phrasal verbs. The students match the phrasal verbs to their definitions and do a speaking activity in which they answer questions beginning with “How do you…?”

Level: B1

Time: 45 minutes

Objectives:

  1. To familiarise students with some of the most common phrasal verbs in English.
  2. To match the phrasal verbs with their definitions.
  3. To answer How do you…? questions containing the new phrasal verbs.

Materials:

  1. How do you… worksheet, one per student

Procedure:

  1. Give each student a How do you…? worksheet and individually ask students to underline the phrasal verbs in questions 1 to 10. Check as a class.
  2. Now ask the students to match the phrasal verbs they have underlined to their definitions a-j.
  3. Check answers as a class.
  4. Put students into groups of three or four and ask them to look at questions 1 to 10 again.
  5. Student 1 reads the question to the other student(s), who must try and come up with the most outrageous/ crazy/ surprising/ funny etc. answer. The student whose answer most appeals to Student 1, and who manages to correctly incorporate the phrasal verb from the question into the answer, gets a point. Players take it in turns, or continue left if in a group of three or four. The game continues until all the questions have been answered.
  6. The student with the highest number of points wins.

Fast finishers:

  1. Ask students to choose 3 phrasal verbs and write their own How do you…? questions and then ask their partner to answer them.

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P.S. Thank you Alex and Stu for being such great editors and playtesters.