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Phrasal verbs: Childhood

Worksheet overview

This worksheet includes 12 phrasal verbs that are used when talking about childhood. It includes various speaking activities which will encourage students to practise and share their personal experiences. The first activity introduces 5 phrasal verbs (e.g. bring up, grow up, look up to). Students work out their meaning by matching sentences that are similar. After that they complete a few questions with the phrasal verbs and use them as conversation starters. Next, students analyse the meaning of 7 sentences and learn more phrasal verbs (e.g. tell off, name after, act up). As a practice, they discuss and complete different statements and share their personal experiences. There is a multiple-choice quiz to test students´ knowledge. The worksheet concludes with an activity on easily confused words (bring up/educate, grow/grow up, look like/take after). A few suggestions are given on where to see these verbs in real-life context. This worksheet would work great as an addition to a lesson about parenthood and children.


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