Phrasal verbs with over

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Vocabulary - phrasal verbs

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson, your students will learn 10 phrasal verbs with ‘over’ and discover what kind of meanings ‘over’ connotates. This will help them learn other phrasal verbs in the future by giving them some logical patterns to look for.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
30 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

MEANINGS

To discover the meaning of the phrasal verbs, students read sentences and have to match the phrasal verbs they include to their meanings. In phrasal verbs, ‘over’ can add a certain type of meaning and students’ task is to match phrasal verbs from the previous exercise to general meanings that ‘over’ brings to them.

PRACTICE

Students need to do a fill-in-the-gap task to use newly learnt phrasal verbs. Finally, the last task is a production stage activity where students need to use new phrasal verbs while discussing a series of questions.

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  1. Angel H

    On page 27, D. should be “start your career over”, not “start over your career”. You could also say “start over in your career”, but as it is now, there’s no “in”.

    1. Stan

      Hmm, you’re right. We’ll fix that. However, I couldn’t find why this phrasal works the way you say. I was pretty sure that it’s a separable transitive verb.

      1. Angel H

        “Start over” by itself is intransitive, and when it’s used in a transitive sense, it’s the kind of phrasal verb that must be separated (“start something over”). https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/start-over “Do over” is another one that works the same way (but “do over” is only transitive). You can’t say “do over the project”.

      2. Angel H

        Here’s another article about it: http://random-idea-english.blogspot.com/2013/04/phrasal-verbs-that-are-always-separated.html

        1. Stan

          Thanks for the links and your comment. PS I love ‘Random Idea English’ 🙂

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