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Friday, April 8, 2011

Phrasal verbs with TURN

According to research, phrasal verbs are the most common verb forms in spoken English. They are often used by native speakers, especially in everyday English. Significant part of the English vocabulary is made up of phrasal verbs, but EFL students tend to dislike and procrastinate learning them. WHY? Because they feel confused, they don't see the difference between them, cramming doesn't help, etc

Our aim is to help them:) If our students can learn and use common phrasal verbs, their vocabulary will enlarge, their listening and reading skills will improve, and they end up speaking more fluently, like natives.

I think that the easiest way is to use spidegrams and images (even draw them). It impossible to remember more than 10 verbs at once. It's better to learn phrasals based on one verb ( ex. go- go out- go on - go off - go up - go down - etc) and brush them doing at least couple excercises)

To begin with, I made a set with TURN on Feedback from students is positive:)

And follow-up activities

It's obvious that the best way is to learn phrasal verbs in context, through reading and listening, the fact that you’re interested in the context will make it much easier to remember the phrasal verb later.

Some more useful links
8 podcast episodes "Write me back soon" on Radio Lingva

Prasal Verb games

Matching Cards 2 - Phrasal Verbs