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Phrasal verbs: Health

Worksheet overview

This worksheet includes 12 phrasal verbs that are used when discussing the topic of health and well-being. Students have plenty of speaking opportunities and are encouraged to discuss this very relatable topic. The first activity introduces 6 phrasal verbs (e.g. kick in, wear off, fight off). 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 6 sentences and learn more phrasal verbs (e.g. pass out, work off, get over). As a practice, they complete a few sentences with their personal experiences. There is a gap fill exercise to test students´ knowledge. The worksheet concludes with 2 speaking activities: students are asked to brainstorm a few tips in 4 different situations and then students practice creating and role-playing dialogues. 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 health-related phrasal verbs. It would work great as an addition to a lesson about healthy lifestyle, medicine, a visit to the doctor, health issues and illnesses.


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