This year I set a challenge to make my students aware of the fact that English is packed with Phrasal verbs and it is what keeps them away from sounding more natural or fluent. Most of them have seen Phrasal Verbs before but have not really paid that much attention or went through the 'noticing stage'.
How I teach phrasal verbs?
- Present them ALWAYS in context, short dialogues or sentences with clear meaning.
- Get them to think of the meaning individually and then share their thoughts in pairs.
- Get them to look up for more examples or prepare some yourself beforehand.
- Analyze the examples and the phrasal verbs. Is it possible to insert a word between a verb and a particle?
- Ask your students to create a small dialogue or a situation using the phrasal verb.
- Students take turns to act it out.
- Next lesson: Students read out their dialogue again without saying the phrasal verb. The rest of the class listens to the dialogue and guesses the phrasal verb. OR get them to act it out using body language and words.