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Phrasal verbs: eating

Worksheet overview

With this ESL worksheet, students will learn and practise 12 phrasal verbs related to eating.

The lesson starts with a short dialogue, which introduces the first 4 phrasal verbs (e.g. cut out, pig out, cut down on). Students read the dialogue and match the verbs to their definitions.

Next, they look at three situations. In each one, they need to give advice, using the phrasal verbs and their own ideas.

After that students learn the rest of the phrasal verbs (e.g. wolf down, dig in, eat up, force down, pick  at) by reading 7 2-line dialogues. To practise these eating-related phrasal verbs, students complete a multiple-choice activity.

The rest of the activities are focused on speaking. First, students discuss their eating habits, or interview each other, using 6 questions given. Then, they role-play 2 scenarios, using phrasal verbs from this lesson. Finally, they debate 2 debate statements.

For more speaking practice, and to review these eating-related phrasal verbs, you can use the conversation cards.


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