Phrasal verbs with get

      This lesson is a self-contained lesson which presents ten phrasal verbs in the context of a dialogue.

      Students focus on the meaning of those phrasal verbs through a vocabulary and meaning matching exercise. Students then do controlled and freer writing practice of the phrasal verbs. In the speaking activity students use the phrasal verbs in a less controlled way.

      Topic: Phrasal verbs

      Age: Teenage/adult

      Level: Intermediate

      Timing: 60-90 mins


      • To learn the meaning of 10 phrasal verbs with ‘get’
      • To provide written and then speaking practice of the ten phrasal verbs


      Plan Components
      Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks and answers to tasks.

      Download lesson plan 143k pdf

      Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheets contain:

      • Tasks based on phrasal verbs for 'get' 

      Download worksheets 102k pdf


      Jeff Fowler & Joanna Adkin, British Council

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      Average: 3.5 (236 votes)


      hosdk's picture
      Submitted on 4 July, 2009 - 18:37

      Thank you for the amazing ideas.

      anetetruba's picture
      Submitted on 17 January, 2010 - 09:14

      Worksheets are wonderful !!! :) Thank you !!!

      lorri's picture
      Submitted on 3 March, 2011 - 17:56

      I used this lesson a couple of times last year and again today.  It runs very smoothly and fills 90 minutes easily, regardless of class size.  Thank you very much.  Would love to see more phrasal verbs lessons as all the students I meet find phrasal verbs and prepositions the most difficult.  The format of the dialogue really brought the meanings out and they were able to use them freely in conversation for the last half hour of the lesson.

      albana tabaku's picture
      albana tabaku
      Submitted on 14 March, 2011 - 22:19

      The worksheets are helpful and students work easily without feeling the pressure of phrasal verbs. Great work!!!

      paulawindle's picture
      Submitted on 9 May, 2011 - 15:54

      Great lesson plan. It works very well for a multilevel group once you explain any new vocabulary.

      agayeva shefeq7394's picture
      agayeva shefeq7394
      Submitted on 10 May, 2011 - 12:43

      I used this lesson in my class.It was very fascinating for my students.Because they know the importance of knowing phrasal verbs.Writing practicies, especially, matching the phrasal verbs,filling in the gaps helped to consolidate the phrasal verbs.

      Erifili Hashorva's picture
      Erifili Hashorva
      Submitted on 22 September, 2011 - 12:24

      very helpful, thank you

      bekachka's picture
      Submitted on 16 October, 2011 - 17:49

      Thank you for these. I can't wait to use this lesson in my class tomorrow. Thank you for providing a multifaceted and content-based presentation of phrasal verbs with "get"!

      saetre's picture
      Submitted on 24 September, 2012 - 17:11

      I really liked this - very nice work!

      saetre's picture
      Submitted on 24 September, 2012 - 17:14

      Very nice and well put together!