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Phrasal verbs: Presentations

Worksheet overview

This ESL worksheet is about phrasal verbs used when giving presentations. It would be especially useful to business professionals. Students learn and practise 12 of the most common phrasal verbs used in presentations and prepare a short presentation.

The first 5 phrasal verbs (e.g. walk someone through, go over, get through, round the talk off) are introduced through a short presentation. Students work out the meanings of the verbs and match them to their definitions. Then they complete 3 sentences with their own ideas.

The rest of the phrasal verbs (kick things off, sum up, wrap up, move on to) are introduced through 6 sentences. Students are asked to match the sentences with similar meanings in order to discover the meaning of the phrasal verbs. Next, students are asked to decide in what situation each of the verbs is used  (e.g. when starting the presentation, when ending the presentation, etc.)

As an additional practice task, students complete a gap-fill activity. Lastly, students are asked to prepare a short presentation, using some of the phrasal verbs from the lesson. Use the printable conversation cards to practise and revise these phrasal verbs even further!

This worksheet can be combined with lessons about presentation and other Business English topics.

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