Phrasal Verbs
Upper-intermediate B2 level


In this lesson, the students will learn collocations with the verbs "take" and "get". Then they need to match some expressions with their meanings focusing on these two verbs again. They will have a questionnaire and they will interview their classmates. Then they will practice some phrasal verbs with "take" and "get". At the end of the lesson, they will write short stories using the expressions that they have learned today.


Abc Written feedback on exercise 2b

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Phrasal verbs/collocations with take/put in the context of Inspirational teens

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Interview in the context of Personalization of some expressions presented through a text and practiced in interviews


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The students look at the pictures of "Nick", "Jake", and "Sarah" from the previous lesson and in pairs, they will discuss a few questions about these three teenagers to see what they remember about these three young people. These questions focus on the vocabulary that is going to be presented later in this lesson.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

They match the expressions with the verbs "take" and "put" in groups. They go around the class quickly to check their other classmates' ideas. Two or three of them can volunteer to come to the board and share their answers. They get feedback on the board and they see the correct answers.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The students' attention is drawn to the verbs on the board and the categories. They discuss in groups to see which expressions they know and which are new to them.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The students get a written handout. They can discuss in their groups to see how many of the expressions are new to them. Then they will look at the projected table on the board and check the new expressions with the teacher.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher asks some CCQs to check the students' understanding of the new vocabulary. Then they are presented with a handout with some questions to interview their friends in the class. They report the answers to the next partner and tell each other about their previous partners.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

One or two of the students report some interesting results of their interviews to the class. They are given a handout focusing on some phrasal verbs with "take" and "put". They answer in pairs and then check with a new pair. Then they get whole class feedback.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students try to use the expressions they have learned to write one or two short sentences about their personal experiences. The teacher monitors and tries to take notes of any possible problems. They check their ideas in pairs. They report interesting ideas to the class. They are given some feedback on their errors. The lesson gets wrapped up.

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