Happy Easter, Everybody!
This week in class we made a concerted effort to learn and incorporate some key phrasal verbs into our spoken English -- figure out, hang out, break up, check out, calm down, count on, drop by, fall apart, keep up, pass out, pick out, put off, run out, work out, warm up, get along. You can study a list of the 200 most important phrasal verbs here and quiz yourself.
For listening, try one of the activities at Phrasal Verb Demon or BBC Funky Phrasals. 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?
For reading, 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.
Last but not least, for writing. As it is the end of the second trimester, I recommend writing a self-evaluation of your work this trimester, what you have learned and improved on and what you would like to get better at in the next trimester. Of course, any comments or suggestions about what you like or dislike about the conversation groups are welcome, too! Bonus points if you can incorporate a couple of phrasal verbs into the text.
Don't forget that next week is Spring Break and we do not have class!