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Advancing Your Phrasal Verbs - Book 1

Advancing Your Phrasal Verbs - Book 1

Product Summery


Who is it for? ADVANCING YOUR PHRASAL VERBS BOOK 1 is a vocabulary resource book for teachers of teenage and adult learners at upper-intermediate and lower -advanced levels.
What does it include? ADVANCING YOUR PHRASAL VERBS BOOK 1 consists of 15 units with each unit presenting and practicing 10 phrasal verbs grouped according to topic. Topics covered  in Book 1 are, beginnings and ends, body parts, clothes, crime,eating and drinking, education, health, houses, money, relationships, speaking, sport,telephones, weather and work. Grouping  phrasal verbs by topic allows you, the teacher,to fit work on phrasal verbs easily into a wider scheme of study and course syllabus. It also aids students with learning as vocabulary is more  effectively memorized when it is topic linked.
The phrasal verbs for each unit have been selected based on frequency and usefulness to the learner, both in terms of recognition and production.
What does each unit contain? Each unit follows exactly the same pattern of pages and exercises, promoting a familiarity with the materials which eases set up and instruction giving.
First page, Part 1 – Definitions. The two exercises in part 1 look at the meaning of each phrasal verb. The phrasal verbs are contextualized in sentence form to help students understand their  meaning. The phrasal verbs are then matched to their definitions.
Second page, Part 2 – Controlled Practice. These three exercises provide controlled written practice of the phrasal verbs, helping students get a fuller understanding of each phrasal verb and  how it is used, including collocation, synonyms and whether the phrasal verb can or can not be split with a direct object or an object pronoun.
Completing these exercises also helps with memorization and ultimately successful learning. Practice exercises include – gap fill, sentence stem completion, multiple choice, error correction,  sentence transformation.
Third page, Part 3 – Discussion. This provides an opportunity for students to use the phrasal verbs in freer speaking production and also a general opportunity for some extended discussion  and speaking fluency practice.
Fourth page, Part 4 – Pelmanism. This provides additional speaking practice and a good review opportunity.
Fifth page – Answers. Answers to all the exercises in parts 1 and 2.

Teacher’s Guide iii the English
Lead-in -
Write the unit topic on the board, e.g. 'health' / 'education' / 'relationships' etc,and elicit any comments or opinions. Encourage general class discussion, directing speaking with  relevant questions to specific students when necessary.
Write 'phrasal verbs' on the board next to the topic heading. Elicit any phrasal verbs connected to the topic and write them on the board. Read out to the whole class the list of phrasal verbs in  the box at the top of the first page. Ask students if they recognize any of the phrasal verbs and if they know their meanings.
Part 1 - Definitions. Tell students to underline the phrasal verbs in sentences 1 – 10 then match them to the correct definitions. Students work alone then compare answers in pairs. Conduct  classroom feedback.
Part 2 - Controlled Practice. Tell students to complete the first exercise in part 2.Students work alone then compare answers in pairs. Conduct classroom feedback.Students complete exercises  2 and 3 alone then compare answers in pairs before classroom feedback. Alternatively set these exercises as homework and move on to the speaking work in part 3.
Part 3 - Speaking. Arrange students in pairs or small groups. Give each group one set of questions. Students discuss their answers to the questions. Encourage students to develop their  discussions, giving extra information and asking additional questions.Take notes of any errors and conduct an error correction session at the end during activity feedback.
Part 4 - Pelmanism. Arrange students in pairs or small groups. Give each group one set of pelmanism cards. Place the cards face down on the table. The first student turns over any two (or  three) cards and tries to make a match. If the words do not make one of the phrasal verbs the cards are turned over again and the next student has a go. This continues until the cards match  and make a phrasal verb. To 'claim' the cards the student must produce the phrasal verb in a meaningful sentence. Continue this process until all the cards have been matched. The winner is  the student with the most cards.
Hint! This exercise only works when the backs of each card are dark and the students can not see through the paper and read the word on it. To blacken the backs of each card first make a  photocopy of nothing with the lid of the photocopy machine open (be sure to look away when the copy is actually made), this will give you a sheet of black. Now make a double-sided photocopy  using the black sheet and the pelmanism page.