Phrasal verbs: business meetings
This ESL worksheet is dedicated to 12 phrasal verbs use when scheduling and during business meetings.
The first activity deals with the time and duration of meetings. It introduces 5 phrasal verbs (e.g. bring forward, put off, drag on). Students work out their meaning from the sentences given and then match them to their meanings. As a practice exercise, students complete a few statements with the phrasal verbs and then discuss the statements in pairs or small groups. Next, students read 7 short dialogues, each one introducing a different phrasal verb (figure out, look into, draw up, go over). After deducing and matching the verbs to their definitions, students practise by writing the correct preposition in the 5 sentences given. The worksheet concludes with a speaking activity: students write down the topics of the last 5 meetings they have and then they role-play some of those meetings. This ESL worksheet, together with the conversation cards can be used in various classes in order to practise these phrasal verbs used in business meetings. It would work great as an addition to one of our business lesson plans, where more role-play business meeting activities are suggested.