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Phrasal Verb Tic Tac Toe

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A great warmer for a lesson based around phrasal verbs. Draw a 3x3 grid on the board, write verbs down the side and particles along the top. Make sure that all the verbs and particles can combine to make phrasal verbs.

Divide class into two teams - O's and X's. In order to win a square, the team must make a sentence using the verb and particle corresponding to that square (e.g row "get", column "on" produces "I don't get on with my brother"). Set a time limit and insist on non-literal meanings for high level groups. If a team is unable to make a sentence, offer it to the other side. The first team to make a line wins.

Laurence Whiteside
Cambridge Regional College, UK
lwhites@crc.tcom.co.uk

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