Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Annie Hawkinson


The intention of this independent professional project is to present a way in which phrasal verbs can be taught communicatively. Included in it are five lesson plans which clearly illustrate ways in which this can be done. A grammatical analysis is also included as it is felt that students need to know some of the rules governing phrasal verbs to be able to use them correctly and effectively. A second part of the grammar analysis deals with aspects of phrasal verbs which can be an aid to the teacher in choosing and organizing phrasal verb lesson plans.

The lesson plans included in this IPP are organized according to semantic category; e.g., literal, completive, and figurative. The figurative phrasal verb lesson plans are grouped according to topics. Within each lesson plan, listening and speaking skills are emphasized. Activities based on realia, personal student input, and games are examples of the kinds of exercises found in any one lesson plan.


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