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Grammar - Phrasel Verbs
Pre-intermediate, A2 level


In this lesson, students learn some phrasel verbs and their different forms usage in a sentence. The lesson starts with a context which includes steps that we do before, while and after using the computer (eg. Turn on the computer, look up sth, shut it down.).Then grammatical structure of the phrasel verbs is explained with the rules and examples. Students do controlled, semi-controlled and free practice during the lesson. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity in which students will be able to use phrasel verbs.


Abc Worksheet (Global S'B)
Abc Chart-fill handout
Abc Sequencing handout
Abc Phrasel verb cards

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of phrasel verbs in the context of technology

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation


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

Greet students. Ask some questions: Do you like technology? Which technological device(s) do you use most? Who doesn't like technology but use it? Do you know how to use them? Is it easy to use them?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a situation and pictures

Set the context (using a computer). Make students to think about the steps we follow before, while and after using a computer. Give the students a worksheet on which there are 6 pictures showing the steps of using a computer. Students set them in order. Then in pairs, they check the answers. Show the same pictures on WB and try to elicit the correct order and the phrasel verbs also other 2 pictures related to computer. Write the phrasel verbs under the pictures, model and drill.

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

Ask students what kind of verbs they are and try to elicit the word 'phrasel verbs' and write it on WB. Show the grammatical structure of phrasel verbs on the WB.

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

Students see the rules for phrasel verbs on the WB. In pairs, they discuss the rules and try to find examples for them. Before that, remind them what an object and pronoun is. Stick 3 more pictures on WB. In total, students will see 11-12 pictures on the WB. When the teacher shows a pictures, students say phrasel verb as WC. During the activity, study MFP.

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

Students work in pairs and they will complete a chart. They will see verbs in the box and they will place the verbs in the correct column to make up phrasel verbs. When it finishes, students come to the board and complete the chart. Then, students do an exercise in the coursebook, they'll tick the sentences that are correct. Students work in pairs again and discuss why the sentences are correct or wrong.

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

In this stage, students do the exercises 2 and 3 in the coursebook. In the first exercise, students circle the object of the phrasel verb in the sentences (sometimes there is no object). Use ICQs to check if the students have got what they'll do and show an example. To check the answers students use the WB and circle the objects. Then, students look at the sentences again. This time, they will replace the object(if there is) with a pronoun. Do the first one as an example. Students can work in pairs.

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

Students work in pairs and the teacher gives every pair of students 3-4 phrasel verbs. Students must use them in a conversation. They come up with a dialogue. Then students act it out in front of the classroom.

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