The first 6 phrasal verbs (bring out, take on, build on, bring together, etc.) are introduced through an interview with a manager. Students match the phrasal verbs to their definitions and then complete 2 practice activities. First, they complete 6 sentences with the correct phrasal verbs and then make their own sentences about how a leader should behave.
The rest of the phrasal verbs (step down, take over, hand over, carry through, etc.) are introduced through a dialogue with 2 employees, discussing their new manager. To practise these phrasal verbs, students paraphrase 4 sentences.
The last 2 activities are focused on speaking. First, students choose the correct phrasal verb to complete 5 questions and they discuss the questions in pairs or small groups. Finally, 4 debate topics are given for students to choose 1 or more of them and provide their arguments.
You can use the conversation cards to review the phrasal verbs and for more speaking practice.
Vocabulary: micromanagement verbs (reprimand, hover, hold accountable) Videos: 1. “How can I avoid being a micromanager?” and 2. “Working For a Micromanaging Boss & How to Handle it” Idioms: put out fires, have a lot on your plate, hands-on/hands-off