The Most Effective Classroom Seating Arrangements

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Research shows that learners enjoy being in classes where the teacher has good classroom management skills. Why ? Because they feel more secure. I would like to share some choices you have for managing the learning environment and when and why we might use them. Then you’ll face classes like a pro. Here are some possible classroom seating arrangements.


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A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values. If you google for Types of Teachers, you will find all kind of answer, some of the answer might be humorous. I personally believe that you can not pretend to be somebody that you are not. If you are a responsible kind … Read more3 Types of Teachers, Which one are You?

Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

Phrasal Verbs 

A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves. For example:

  1. She has always looked down on me.
  2. Fighting broke out among a group of 40 men.
  3. I’ll see to the animals.
  4. Don’t put me off, I’m trying to concentrate.
  5. The report spelled out the need for more staff.

Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

Warm Up  (20 Minutes)

Students will make pairs and they will be given ten minutes to write as many phrasal verbs as they can then groups will compare the list they have with the rest of their classmates.

Presentation (15 Minutes)

Teacher explains that two types of phrasal verbs

  1. Transitive
  2. Intransitive

Teacher shows a quizlet flashcard set with the most common phrasal verbs. (You can create and custom your own list or choose one of the many flashcar already created)

Practice  (180 Minutes)

Task #1: Students are given a list of  24  verbs and they have to categorize those verbs in the following two categories ( 20 Minutes)

  1. Transitive
  2. Intransitive

Task#2 Students make two teams and two of the members of the group have to do mimics in order for their classmates to guess what phrasal verb is being acted out. (20 minutes)

Task #3 Students have to take phrasal verbs out of a hat and make a question with the phrasal verb that another member of the group has to respond. (20 minutes)

Task#4  Students are given a worksheet that has two matching exercises in which they have to match the phrasal verbs with the definition and another in which they have to add a particle to a verb to make a phrasal verb that matches the meaning given. ( 20 minutes)

Task#5 Students are given a set of 10 sentences with phrasal verbs that have been transcribed phonetically, they have to write the sentences in English. ( 20 minutes)

Task#6 Students have to transcribe phonetically some phrasal verbs given in a list.  (30 minutes)

Task #7  Students grab a sentence with a phrasal verb that has something incorrect, their classmates have to fix it. ( 30 Minutes)

Production (15 minutes)

Student grab ten phrasal verbs from a bag and they have to make a conversation with their partner and used them all. (20 Minutes)

Wrap Up  (10 minutes)

Students play a kahoot in which their knowledge of the topic is tested. (20 minutes)

More Information About Phrasal Verbs

Check this list of the most Common Phrasal Verbs in English

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