ESL - Formal and Informal Language - Phrasal Verb Games - Academic Vocabulary

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Are you looking for easy-to-use ways to teach formal and informal language and phrasal verbs while motivating your students with FUN verb games? Wishing your students could differentiate between academic vocabulary and phrasal verbs? If you are looking for engaging games and activities for students to practice phrasal verbs and master academic vocabulary, this resource is for you! Perfect for ESL students. Make your prep a breeze while infusing your students with fun!

The 10 academic vocabulary and phrasal verb games and activities in this resource were designed to better engage students in the study of formal and informal language. They are great hands-on academic vocabulary and phrasal verb games and grammar activities for the second, third, fourth, and fifth grades.

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You say put off,

We say postpone,

You say call up,

We say phone.

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Meet Common Core standards and raise the academic vocabulary level of your students with this 102-page unit on Informal and Formal Academic Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs and the corresponding Academic Vocabulary.

5⭐️ Very useful resource. Thank you.

This academic vocabulary grammar unit covers 32 different phrasal verbs and the academic vocabulary that corresponds with each one.

Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word and there are hundreds of English phrasal verbs such as: think over (consider), set up (establish), and put up with (tolerate).

This comprehensive academic vocabulary unit contains:

  • Phrasal Verb word wall cards in color and black & white
  • Academic Vocabulary word wall cards in color and black & white
  • game boards
  • Song lyrics
  • Teacher guides
  • Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Assessment
  • a variety of games and activities based on phrasal verbs and their academic language equivalents.

Since phrasal verbs are very common in oral English, their understanding is essential for communication and reading comprehension.

However, when writing formally there are two reasons we strive to use the academic or formal equivalents of phrasal verbs.

  • First, phrasal verbs are highly idiomatic. Formal writing uses standard English and avoids figurative language and slang.
  • Secondly, when writing formally in English precise vocabulary is expected. Since phrasal verbs often have multiple meanings they can be difficult to understand and impede the meaning.

Teaching your students the academic vocabulary for phrasal verbs will enlarge their vocabulary and improve their formal English writing!

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