Sports phrasal verbs you need to know

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Vocabulary - phrasal verbs

sports phrasal verbs


This worksheet make students learn and practise sports phrasal verbs. Your students will discover 8 phrasal verbs in context and learn how to use them in a series of 3 activities. Use this worksheet as a follow-up or as a stand-alone thing if you want to extend your students vocabulary.

B1 / Intermediate30 minStandard LessonPrintable & Digital$6 Plan


First, students need to read a short story. It contains sports phrasal verbs and students’ task is to match them to their meanings given. In this worksheet, we want to teach students the following phrasal verbs: warm up, give up, take up, drop out, keep up with, take part in, work out and knock out. To practise these verbs, students move to another exercise. This time, they complete the questions with the correct forms of some phrasal verbs. Then, they work in pairs, and ask and answer the questions.


The last task is telling stories using the phrasal verbs from the worksheet. Give your students cards to complete. Then, they need to exchange them with their partners and tell the stories on the basis of the information they get on the cards. Stories don’t have to make sense or be super logical; the idea is to have fun and use the the phrasal verbs 😊


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  1. Thanks for this useful lesson for FCE students!


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