These are activities to introduce and practise phrasal verbs related to work. Students match the phrasal verbs to their definitions and play a board game.
Time: 60 minutes
- To introduce phrasal verbs related to work.
- To match the phrasal verbs to their definitions.
- To answer and ask questions about work whilst playing a board game.
Materials (Click on the worksheets below to download the PDF files):
- Write ‘ “Work is the key to success and hard work can help you accomplish anything” Vince Lombardi’ on the board. Ask students to discuss the quote in pairs and give examples from their own lives.
- Hand the students Keep up the good work Worksheet.
- Individually, students write down the definitions (a-l) of the phrasal verbs in sentences 1 to 12 in the spaces provided. You could also ask students to first try and define the phrasal verbs without looking at the definitions.
- When the students have finished, they compare their answers with a partner.
- Check the answers as a class.
- Next put the students in groups of 2 or 3, and give them a copy of Keep up the good work board game and a die.
- 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 /phrasal verb.
- When a player lands on a square all three players must answer the question from that square in as much detail as possible. Encourage students to ask each other additional questions to obtain more information. When a player lands on a square with a phrasal verb they must use it to form a question for their partner(s), e.g. Have you or anyone you know ever been laid off?
- The game continues in the circle going left.
- At the end, ask students what they found out about their classmates.
- Ask students to briefly describe their professional career using at least 5 phrasal verbs they have learnt. Younger students could describe what they would like their future job to look like.
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