Teaching phrasal verbs using a literary text

Students practise the meaning of phrasal verbs by analysing how they are used in a short extract of Emerald Germs of Ireland by Patrick McCabe.


To read a literary text to present phrasal verbs. To encourage students to deduce meaning from context in a piece of literary writing.


Worksheet Worksheet phrasal verbs

Language/skills focus

Open up, fall upon, dawn on, scrunch up, light up, call in, slam down, look for, start off Deduce the meaning of words from context

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Using literature in the classroom

Using literature in the classroom

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