Phrasal Verb Review Lesson
The following exercise is meant to help advanced students review common phrasal verbs. Approximate class time: 45 Minutes
- Step 1: Read Uncle Fester to students. Make sure to not introduce phrasal verbs or give students a copy of the text before the reading.
- Step 2: Have students split up into teams. Read the text back with pauses, the focus information being presented, for the students to fill in. Each correct answer gets a point.
- Step 3: Have students, in their respective teams, take cards (that you have prepared) with the phrasal verbs on them. Students then place the cards in the correct order of usage, or combine them with other cards to make sense.
- Step 4: Have students make up sentences in turn using the paired up cards.
Here is the text with gaps
Last year, Jack Peterson _______ that he had _______ a small fortune after His Uncle Fester had _______. His Uncle had been a heavy smoker for many years and hadn't been able to _______on his smoking. Jack _______his Uncle Fester, and often _______ on him to see what he _______. One summer, Uncle Fester promised to _______on his cigarette smoking after having taken 3 months to _______ an extremely bad cough. Jack had _______ him those 3 months and, a number of times, he had _______ Uncle Fester _______. He _______ with a brilliant idea to make Uncle Fester _______ this nasty habit. He had the local cancer society telephone Uncle Fester. When they called, he told them to _______ and then _______Uncle Fester _______. They proceeded to _______that they were _______ a volunteer to help _______the patients. Well, that frightened Uncle Fester, and he immediately swore to _______smoking. In fact, Uncle Fester _______jogging in order to help him feel better and he began to _______other smokers (although he couldn't quite _______ smoking _______ entirely himself). One day, as he _______on his morning run, he _______ a stand _______ in the distance. It seems that a new society had _______that day _______people willing to _______ young puppies. Uncle Fester immediately _______ a cute Dalmatian, and _______ _______this new responsibility. Now, three years later Jack had _______ the "small fortune" which reminded him every day of his wonderful, if not wise, Uncle Fester.
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