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Phrasal verbs: Success

Worksheet overview

This business-oriented ESl worksheet explores the phrasal verbs used to talk about success and failure. It is a great way to revise and introduce new vocabulary and encourage students to speak and share their experiences. First students work out the meaning of 5 phrasal verbs (e.g. pull off, take off, fall through), match them to their meaning and practise by completing different sentences with the phrasal verbs. Next, students discuss several statements and share their experiences. They learn phrasal verbs such as keep up, sail through, stay ahead. There is a quiz to test students’ knowledge and a final communicative in which students complete the sentences given with their own opinions, which they later share with the class. 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 success related phrasal verbs. It would work great as an addition to business lessons about ambition, success at work, deals and agreements, negotiations.


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