Phrasal Verbs Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.) Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a particle (preposition, adverb). look up – consult a reference book (look a word up in a dictionary) look for – seek (look for her ring) look forward – anticipate with pleasure (look forward to meeting someone) There are no rules that might explain how phrasal verbs are formed correctly - all you can do is look them up in a good dictionary and study their meanings. Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs with: break, bring, call, carry, come, do, fall, get, go, keep, look, make, put, run, set, take, turn Position of the Particle The particle is placed either after the verb or after the object. Example: Write down the word. / Write the word down. If the object is a pronoun, however, the particle has to be placed after the pronoun (object). Write it down. Exercises on Phrasal Verbs
Lesson Plan: Describing Music by Melanie Lizana on Prezi Spotlight radio 6101 Where There is Life Ryan Geertsma and Robin Basselin look at the famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy: his faith, his questions and his writings. [repeat of 4341, 4877, 5495] 6102 Holding Back Water: The Delta Project Engineers from the Netherlands are helping countries around the world deal with flooding issues. [repeat of 5443] 6103 A Global Language Can a language create world peace? [repeat of 4961, 5522] 6104 The Easter Story, Part 1 Easter is the most important Christian holiday. 6105 The Easter Story, Part 2 Easter is the most important Christian holiday. Phrasal Verbs Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities
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Five essential listening skills for English learners How can learners improve their listening comprehension? Teacher Raphael Ahmed shares some useful strategies in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. Why listening is important It should not be difficult to realise the importance of listening when we consider that it occupies about 45 per cent of the time adults spend in communication. Yet, for all its importance, students (and even teachers) often fail to give listening the attention it needs. Listening challenges for English language learners There are many difficulties an individual may face in understanding a talk, lecture or conversation in a second language (and sometimes even in their first language). Contributing factors include the speaker talking quickly, background noise, a lack of visual clues (such as on the telephone), the listener’s limited vocabulary, a lack of knowledge of the topic, and an inability to distinguish individual sounds. 1. Imagine you've just turned on your TV. Tip: 2.