My students often ask me how to learn phrasal verbs and confess they genuinely hate these little monsters. At first I wasn’t sure what kind of advice I could offer. Still, I knew that suggesting learning by heart would inevitably put my learners off. I have finally come up with 6 steps that can help students learn phrasal verbs more effectively. I would like to share them with other English teachers and learners.
The checklist helps students realise what to pay special attention to when dealing with FCE Use of English Part 2 and allows them to revise their knowledge of grammar. It contains 8 types of words that usually fit the gaps in these exercises: prepositions, pronouns, relative pronouns, articles, quantifiers, auxiliary verbs, modal verbs, and conjunctions.
This lesson focuses on teaching and learning using adverbs correctly (use, spelling, adverbs vs adjectives). It uses an infographic to present the grammar rules and offers written and spoken practice using a worksheet and a game. I planned it for my adult pre-intermediate group to try a new way of presenting grammar rules.