In this lesson students learn and practise phrasal verbs with away, watch a video about a dog working at an airport and discuss the jobs dogs do.
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VIDEO & DISCUSSION
The lesson starts with a lead-in exercise in which students have to guess what the dog’s job is based on four words and phrases. Then, they watch the video and see if they were right. During the second viewing, students answer five comprehension questions using words and phrases provided in the box. After that, students look at two photos of working dogs and choose which kind of working dogs from the list they are (e.g. search and rescue dog, assistance dog, guard dog). They also discuss what these jobs entail, how the dogs might have been trained for them, and talk about benefits and drawbacks of working with dogs. In this part of the lesson students get acquainted with one of the phrasal verbs with away, namely chase away, as the dog from the video has a job of chasing birds away.
PHRASAL VERBS WITH AWAY
In this part of the lesson, students reflect on how the dog from the video chased the birds away and come up with other verbs to create basic phrasal verbs with away. They do that while reading seven sentences which provide them with the context for the phrasal verbs (e.g. move away, drive away, look away, blow away). After that, students do a multiple choice task in which they guess the meanings of seven phrasal verbs with away from the context (e.g. pass away, chat away, stay away). Next, students use all the phrasal verbs from the lesson to react to certain situations (e.g. There is a mouse in the kitchen. – The cat will chase it away.). The lesson ends with a speaking game. Students play in pairs and get two lists of questions. All questions contain phrasal verbs with away. Students’ task is to provide three answers to each question (e.g. Why do people look away?) as quickly as possible. You might ask your students to time their answers to see who was fastest. You could also turn it into the five second game in which a participant only has five seconds to answer a question.
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