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Phrasal verbs: job performance

Worksheet overview

This Business English worksheet is about phrasal verbs used to talk about job performance. It includes numerous communicative activities so that students can practise the 12 phrasal verbs included.

First, students read a letter of recommendation, including the first 6 phrasal verbs (e.g. take on, pull off, keep up with, stand out, step up, take on). Students match the phrase verbs to their definitions and then complete 5 sentences with their own ideas and personal experiences.

Next, students read a dialogue between a manager and an employee, which includes the rest of the phrasal verbs (let down, mess up, fall/lag behind, put off, slack off). To practise all phrasal verbs, students paraphrase 5 sentences, using phrasal verbs from this lesson.

The last 3 activities are focused on speaking. First, students discuss 4 conversation questions. Then they complete a questionnaire about their job performance. Finally, they role-play 3 different scenarios.

Use the conversation cards to review the phrasal verbs and for additional speaking practice.


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