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Phrasal verbs: communication

Worksheet overview

This ESL worksheet is dedicated to 12 communication phrasal verbs. It can be used with both General and Business English students and it includes a number of speaking activities so that students can practise the phrasal verbs.

The first 6 phrasal verbs (come across as, bring something up, reach out to someone, talk something over) are introduced through a short text about effective communication. Students work out the meaning of the phrasal verbs and match them to their definitions. To practise them, students complete 3 conversation questions with the correct verb and use the questions as conversation starters.

Next, the rest of the phrasal verbs (tell somebody off, fill somebody in, cut someone off, etc.), are introduced through a short dialogue. After matching the verbs to their definitions, students rewrite 4 sentences using the correct phrasal verb and discuss the sentences.

For additional practice, students complete a dialogue with the correct phrasal verbs.

Lastly, they are given 6 situations and are tasked with saying how they would react in each one.

You can use the conversation cards for further speaking practice.

This lesson will work great in combination with other communication-related lessons.


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