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Vocabulary - idioms and phrasal verbs with put

phrasal verbs with put

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson, students learn idioms and phrasal verbs with put. They also practise working out the meaning from context, and have an opportunity to use the new language in speaking activities

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

IDIOMS WITH PUT

In the warm-up activity, students read the definition of the term idiom and guess what the title of the worksheet might mean. Then, they read six sentences containing idioms with put (e.g. put the finger on someone, put in a good word for someone, put words in someone’s mouth) and they try to explain what they mean. They also decide who might have said the sentences. After that, students imagine that a reporter asks them some questions and have to answer them using the idioms from the lesson. The topics include celebrities, crimes, parenting and education. Next, students need to complete sentences with away, down, out or up. The sentences include the basic meanings of four phrasal verbs with put. The teacher can ask students whether they know any other meanings of these phrasal verbs to prepare them for the next part of the lesson.  

PHRASAL VERBS WITH PUT

Students start this part of the lesson by matching answers to the questions they refer to. There are eight answers and they contain two examples of the use of each of the four phrasal verbs with put (e.g. put down a deposit, put away some money, put up a fence, put out a new line of sneakers). After that, students study the answers and have to work out the meanings of the phrasal verbs from context. While checking the task, the teacher can add any necessary details to students’ definitions. Finally, students discuss questions containing phrasal verbs with put. The topics of the questions range from favourite food and money for children’s education to electric cars and travelling. 

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  1. Filipe Nunes

    Great stuff! I do think there is a problem with this sentence:
    Are you happy that our team made to the final? on slide 9.
    I would think the correct question is “Are you happy that our team made it to the final?”

    All the best!
    filçipe

    1. Justa

      Hi Filipe! I must have missed that, sorry! Thanks for letting us know, we’ve just updated the worksheets and the e-lesson plan.

      1. Filipe Nunes

        No worries! It was just a detail. You do a splendid job. Cheers!

        1. Justa

          Thanks!

  2. Ana Martínez Martín

    Very good lesson!

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