Phrasal verbs activities

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Vocabulary - phrasal verbs

phrasal verb activities

LESSON OVERVIEW

The lesson is a series of stand-alone phrasal verb activities that can be used as a revision, warm-up or time filler. There are four types of activities, each with two parts and different phrasal verbs. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
60 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

ASSOCIATIONS: Match phrasal verbs to categories

In this activity, students match phrasal verbs from the list to three categories (e.g. health, relationships, money). After that, they use the phrasal verbs from each category to describe a process or a few steps of an activity related to the categories (e.g. building relationships, getting ill, spending or saving money). 

STORYTELLING: Create stories with phrasal verbs

These phrasal verbs activities focus on stories. Students receive a list of six phrasal verbs and the beginnings of two stories. They have to continue the stories using the phrasal verbs. Teachers can give some hints or some sentences for students to facilitate the process. Students can also compare their stories to those in a teacher’s version. 

DIALOGUES: Rewrite sentences and build dialogues

In this activity, students rewrite sentences using phrasal verbs with the verb givine in brackets. Then, they put the news sentences in the correct order to create dialogues. Teachers can also ask students to create their own dialogues related to a different aspect of life. 

TRIOS: Complete phrasal verb sentences and discuss

These phrasal verb activities are based on the phrases with the same verb or particle. Students read three sentences or questions related to a particular topic. Then, they complete them with the missing verb or particle. Finally, they discuss the questions or agree/disagree with the statements .

If you want to learn more about these phrasal verbs activities and why we have decided to choose these particular ones, read our blog post.

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  1. Piece of Cake

    This is an excellent collection of phrasal verb exercises but there is one slight error that caught my attention. In the first exercise, we have “go down with the flu” and the correct phrasal verb is “come down with”. Thank you 🙂

    Best regards

    1. Olia

      Thank you for your comment! The thing is that we can use both phrases https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/go-down-with

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    1. Stan

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  3. Ancy Verghese

    This is a great collection of 50+ phrasal verbs. Just one thing, I do find that the introduction of new phrasal verbs within the activity exercises, without any explanation, makes the learning process harder. It might be useful to also have a final list of the sets of phrasal verbs learnt so that students can refer back to them easily when reviewing. Just a thought! 😉

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