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Topic: Phrasal Verbs
Length: 45 minutes
TESOL Methodology: Communicative Approach, mime games, writing, class quiz
Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to identify and understand the use of phrasal verbs in different contexts.
Resources: Projector, worksheets, whiteboard, whiteboard marker and mime cards
Play the game ‘Find someone who…’ Give the students the activity sheet and explain that they must mingle with the class and find a person that is going to do one of the items listed on the worksheet. When they find that person the student must write the name of the student on the sheet. The game ends when a student is the first one to complete the entire worksheet.
Teaching 1: Miming
Pre-teach the meaning of phrasal verbs.
In this miming activity students review commonly used phrasal verbs. 15 miming cards are cut from the worksheet and placed into a small box.
Task 1: Divide the class into two teams A and B. Ask a student from Team A to come to the front, pick a card from the box and mime the situation. Students from both teams then try to guess what is being mimed. The first student to guess correctly scores a point for their team. A student from Team B then does a mime. The game continues until all of the cards have been used. Before the students begin their mimes, they must read out the first sentence on the card, which tells the teams what information they are looking for.
Teaching 2: Phrasal verbs for ‘get’
Break students into pairs. Each student is given a worksheet to complete in pairs. At the end of the task, students swap their worksheet with another group and as a class, they are corrected.
Task 2: Students break into pairs and complete the worksheet by filling in the correct phrasal verb in the sentence. Students then ask each other the questions in the second part of the worksheet and record the answers.
Teaching 3: Phrasal verbs and meanings
Teacher projects the worksheet on to the whiteboard and the students complete the task as a group.
Task 3: Ask a student to the front of the class. The student selects another student to answer the first question and the student draws a line from the question to the corresponding answer. That student sits back down and the student that correctly answered the question stands up and selects another student to answer the next question and so on. This continues until all the questions have been correctly answered.
Follow-up: Student goes around the room asking each student to give a sentence containing a phrasal word.