Josephine Percy Wesley Josephine Percy Wesley

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will revise and practise phrasal verbs in the context of TV viewing habits.


Abc Task sheet

Main Aims

  • Students will revise and practise the target language - phrasal verbs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide free practise of the use of phrasal verbs - write few sentences to narrate everyday routine


Warmer/Lead-in (3-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the ss, Do you watch TV? I usually watch TV when I lose my sleep in the night. Some of them watch TV while eating..... How about you? Ask ss, Do you have such strange viewing habits? Everyone has a different habit.... get the students to share their habit.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Task # 1 Now you are going to read a passage about a boy with strange viewing habit and how his friend tackles the matter.... Give instructions about the passage to read quickly and fill out the gaps using the key words. Give them 2 minutes Monitor and check their understanding about the TL - ask students to check with their pairs.... get feed back and correct the errors and gfive reason.... write the answers on the board... looking forward to switch it off turn off sold out Now, in these gap fills you used more than one word to fill... what are these called? Now ask them what kind of phrases are these? .... is there a verb in the above phrase .... does it denote an action? Yes.. elicit which is the verb in above phrases, underline and show all of them - introduce the name ' Phrasal verbs" or "multiword verbs". Show the form - verb + particle (either a proposition or an adverb) Teach them - phrasal verbs have more than one meaning. For example, the phrase" took off" The plane took off. -meaning, started flying He took off his shoes - meaning, removed

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Ask ss to think and discuss - Can a phrasal verb be seperated? For example, switch off, Switch off the TV. Switch the TV off. The verb and particle are seperated and object bumps inside. The word order changes. Now put up marker sentence for the 3rd group. Don't throw away that letter. Please pick up that towel. Identify the phrasal verbs? - throw away, pick up Name the objects? letter, towel Can the phrasal verb be seperated? Yes Rewrite the sentence, Don't throw that letter away. Please pick that towel up. So we were able to change the word order, but it is not true in all cases Put up the next marker sentence, I'm looking for my keys. Please look after the baby. Elicit from the students, Which is the phrasal verb? Underline as they say, looking for look after Is there an object in the above sentences? Name the objects - keys, baby Try seperating the phrasal verb.... I'm looking my keys for - Is it correct? No So this is another group of phrasal verbs which cannot be seperated even if there is an object. Put up the marker sentence, (Group 1) Come on! Hurry up! We're late. Go away and never come back! Ask ss to identify the phrasal verb... is there an object? No .... Is it possible to seperate? No .... Teach the rule, if there is no object, they cannot be seperated.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Give instructions for activity #1 Work out question 1 give them 5 minutes to finish.Monitor. Peer correction. Then check answers. Now teach them to substitute the object with pronoun... Switch off the TV Switch the TV off. Switch it off. Activity #2 Work out first question. Give them 5 minutes to finish. Peer check. Error correction and feedback.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Activity # 3 Ask students to write a few lines about Tom using the hints given- they have to describe his action using phrasal verbs. Give them 5 minutes. Check with peers. Feedback and error correction. If there is more time, conduct a game - matching the phrasal verb and its meaning.

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