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Phrasal verbs: Environment

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Students learn 12 different phrasal verbs used to talk about the environment with this ESL worksheet. Students are encouraged to discuss different environmental issues and use the phrasal verbs in practice. First, students work out the meaning of 6 phrasal verbs (e.g. call for, phase out, chop down) by looking at different statements. After matching the phrasal verbs to their definitions, students discuss the statements and express their opinion. After that, for additional practice, students complete different sentences with their own opinions. In the next multiple-choice activity, students learn 6 more phrasal verbs (e.g. use up, push for, rely on) and practice by completing a few questions and using them as conversation starters. In the last communicative activity, students are asked to design an awareness campaign on an environmental issue of their choice and present it to the class. A few suggestions are given on where to see these verbs in real-life context. This ESL worksheet, together with the conversation cards can be used in various classes in order to practise these phrasal verbs related to the environment. It would work great as an addition to a lesson about nature, renewable energies, environmental issues (climate change, rising sea levels, deforestation etc.), throwaway culture, consumerism.

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