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  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« on: February 17, 2011, 12:56:48 pm »
Phrasal Verbs are very common and important compounds of the English language.
This topic is hardly covered here on Waygook, yet Korean students tend to struggle with them a great deal.

Hopefully you'll find something you can use attached.
Please post any more activities/ideas that you make/think of as I'd love to use them.
This is a difficult topic to make interesting/fun...

All necessary information can be found in the lesson plan.

Let me know what you think!
Thanks  :P
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 10:13:30 am by vitamin-d »
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  • msm
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    • December 20, 2010, 02:43:43 pm
    • Nonsan, South Korea
Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 10:49:58 pm »
I'm definitely using this tomorrow. Perfect for the direction my extra classes have been taking. Lovely work - making the theory fun.


Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 11:47:21 am »
I used phrasal verbs for a couple of my higher level night classes last year. The kids know most of them, but giving them examples of usage is very useful for them, as they are so important in daily conversation.

I was doing a topic on 'relationships' and made 2 worksheets. we also used some flash cards for role plays to practice the verbs, but i can't find them now.


Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 11:51:52 am »
Another useful way to make phrasal verbs interesting is to highlight them in the video lesson 'Words' by Radiolab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0HfwkArpvU).

Most of the words highlighted in the video are just simple nouns or verbs, but there are a good handful of useful phrasal verbs (break down, break up, blow out etc.) some of which overlap the other stuff posted here.


  • donuts81
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    • October 20, 2010, 10:23:37 am
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 09:43:25 am »
Thx for that. Definitely one of the harder lessons to get across to students.

Much better organized than my white board scribblings  :D
"You can't hurt me now, Mr Lee. I've lost all feeling"


Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 11:40:05 am »
Wow! thank you so much! I can tell a lot of time and effort went into this. Once again, the people on waygook.org save my life! thanks :)


  • vitamin-d
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 03:25:42 pm »
I'm glad it'll be used  ;)
And thanks for that video Taebekluke, I really enjoyed it.
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  • vitamin-d
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 02:20:29 pm »
Grammar porn indeed, jejeje.

For some reason, the science behind our language was completely omitted from my education.
Studying how to teach it is actually teaching me... 
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  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 10:12:59 am »
Here is a worksheet that should help the students while watching the PPT: What is a Phrasal Verb?
It's a simple fill in the blanks worksheet but should reinforce some of the more difficult grammatical aspects of phrasal verbs.
I am going to hand out one sheet between 3.

P.s: this lesson has gone down really well for me so far...
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 10:32:34 am by vitamin-d »
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  • dwebsterlfc
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    • September 15, 2010, 10:24:21 am
    • Incheon, Korea
Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 10:07:50 am »
This lesson went Brilliantly.

Thanks a lot.


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    • October 18, 2010, 01:10:24 pm
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 01:42:29 pm »
MY school won't let me tackle the heavy stuff...just textbook....boring!!


  • Sitruc Eyd
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    • March 10, 2011, 01:03:11 pm
    • Jeonju, South Korea
Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2011, 01:51:37 pm »
I used a Road Runner cartoon to illustrate these.  I spent a class (lowish level middle school) teaching my list of phrasal verbs and then showed them "To Beep or Not to Beep."  It's short, funny, and doesn't have any dialog to get in the way of the actions.  I worked with the students to make some sentences.  There are a ton of actions packed into those 6 minutes.

"He is looking up a recipe."  "The Road Runner is running away from him."

Really, any excuse to watch Looney Tunes = good lesson as far as I'm concerned.


  • noles1970
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    • April 10, 2011, 10:18:31 pm
    • Gyeongnam
Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 10:29:35 pm »
Great stuff.I always tell new teachers to try and catch themselves when they are using phrasal verbs.It's difficult at first!


  • Oboe
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    • December 14, 2010, 08:04:18 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2011, 08:21:46 am »
Cool lesson. But yeah, I think I enjoyed it more than the students.


  • vitamin-d
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 08:27:55 am »
Good idea using roadrunner to illustrate other phrasal verbs.
Did the students enjoy the cartoons as much as you?
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 09:07:36 am »
I think supplimenting a phrasal verb lesson plan with "action" photographs is a good idea.  It allows the students to identify how an action is being performed. 


  • _Omiak_
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    • February 29, 2012, 08:16:39 pm
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Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2012, 01:12:37 pm »
Here's a dumbed down version of this lesson that I made. There are a lot more pictures. I used it in conjunction with the worksheets and the activity.ppt. For some of the worksheets i filled in a few answers myself before photocopying.


Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012, 09:52:56 am »
Thumbs up for the work guy  :D


Re: ~ Phrasal Verbs ~
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 01:06:09 pm »
Here are templates of a phrasal verb dice game.   One die has the "verb" part and the other die has the "preposition" part.  I've also included a glossary that has simple definitions and example sentences of all the combinations for reference.  There are lots of ways to use it.  I based it on the idea from Dave's ESL cafe found here. 

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?display:989526399-5862.txt

Reply with ways you used this in your classroom :)