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Phrasal verbs: Project management

Worksheet overview

This Business English worksheet is about 14 phrasal verbs used in project management. It would be especially useful to project managers and business professionals who are involved in different projects. Students learn and practise the most common phrasal verbs used in project management and talk about projects they’ve been involved in.

The first 10 phrasal verbs (e.g. draw up, carry out, fall behind schedule, iron out) are introduced through a short text. Students work out the meanings of the verbs and match them to their definitions. Then they complete 3 statements and discuss the statements. Next, students practise some of the already-seen phrasal verbs by completing a dialogue with the correct verb. This dialogue also introduces the rest of the phrasal verbs (get back on schedule, roll out, scale up, hand over). After that students discuss 3 questions given.
As an additional activity, students paraphrase 6 sentences, using the correct phrasal verb. Lastly, students are asked to talk about the last project they were involved in, describing different aspects of it, while using 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 project management and other Business English topics.


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