This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of phrasal verbs. Students will develop their vocabulary through speaking and writing activities.


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.


Phrasal verbs




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


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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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.

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.

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"!


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