This week we did some hard work on a very challenging aspect of English -- the ever-dreaded PHRASAL VERBS!! You can study the list of phrasal verbs we worked with in class over at Quizlet. Listening: Learners can try one of the activities at Phrasal Verb Demon or BBC Funky Phrasals. Or you could try any of the videos over at BBC Phrasal Verb Videos.
For original version listening, I recommend listening to the TED Talk of your choice (don't forget, they are usually available with subtitles in English and Spanish). Can you identify any phrasal verbs in the presentation? What do they mean?
Reading: Learners can try checking out this infographic or some of the games at Phrasal Demon or Ting, a reading exercise with phrasal verbs related to food. Try reading one of the conversations at Funky Phrasals, like this one about health.
For original version, check out any text in original version: National Geographic, Longform, NYTimes, BBC, etc. Your job is to be a phrasal verb detective! Can you find any? What do they mean?
Writing: This week for writing, please choose a handful of phrasal verbs (5-7) and write a short text that tries to incorporate them into your writing. Practice is the best way to get the hang of this complicated aspect of English! Best, Kelly