Phrasal Verbs - A Complete Guide

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12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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In this Phrasal Verbs series there are 12 lesson plans in total with 120 pages and over 200 examples of different phrasal verbs with their meanings. This series is intended for English learners from B1-C1.

This series is available in three formats:

PDF for classroom teaching.

Editable Google Slides for distance, independent learning or to use for homework.

PowerPoint for home, offline learning for the student.

You can try the put lesson plan for free here.

Phrasal Verbs are among the most frustrating aspects of both teaching and learning English. With very few rules and making very little sense they can appear quite daunting at first. They are the tried and tested example of practice makes perfect.

Over the years it has been widely accepted that tackling phrasal verbs effectively means studying them one main verb at a time - so that's exactly what we've provided in this series.

What is included in the series?

An in-depth analysis of phrasal verbs formed from 10 main verbs including:

  • Look
  • Get
  • Put
  • Break
  • Come
  • Take
  • Pass
  • Keep
  • Move
  • Run

There are also revision exercises and 50 of the most common phrasal verbs from main verbs not already included.

What rules will we study in this series?

1- The difference between literal and metaphorical phrasal verbs.

2- Which phrasal verbs are separable and inseparable.

3- Whether a phrasal verb is:

  • Transitive and separable by choice
  • Transitive and separable by obligation
  • Transitive and inseparable
  • Intransitive

Each lesson plan includes;

  • Examples of phrasal verbs
  • Three exercises
  • Conversation

Each lesson plan is for ESL students lever B1-C1 and should take around 45-60 minutes depending on teacher style.


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Total Pages
120 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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