Jul 9, 2011

The Karate Kid: Phrasal Verbs


This new version of Karate Kid in a pretty decent one. In fact, I prefer this one much better than the one from the 80's. This scene is perfect for basic learners to practice the use of phrasal verbs in a contextualized manner and have fun, playing a non-competitive game with it.




I. Before you watch the segment, try to match the verb and the preposition in order to make phrasal verbs. The object pronoun is the word JACKET (it). Remember: these phrasal verbs are separable and the word JACKET (or it) will come between the verb and the preposition. There is more than one possible matching.



PUT - TAKE - HANG - TAKE - PICK



THE JACKET (IT)


OFF - ON - UP - DOWN




II. Watch the movie segment and check your answers.


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III. GAME:


- Give each student a piece of clothing or ornament ( a handkerchief, a shirt, a jacket, a ring, a bracelet, etc).


- Student 1 tells the class what they are supposed to do with the objects, using the phrasal verbs above. He has to be fast and the other students have to perform the action. When someone makes a mistake, he/she will be the next one to give the instructions.


Ex: Put it on, take it off, put it on, take it down, pick it up, take it down, put it on, etc.



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Answer key: The instructions in the segment and the correct phrasal verbs are:


"Put on your jacket, take it off, hang it up, take it down, and pick it up" ~ Mr. Han



5 comments:

Carina Fragozo said...

I just looove it! It seems this scene has been made especially to teach these phrasal verbs!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks,Carina
I had the same feeling while watching the segment. See you around.

ana said...

I´m going to use this segment with a group of adults and have them do that for half an hour! (kidding). I really like and frequently use this site, it´s just excellent! Thanks and congrats!!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks. Adults love this funny activity! Good luck!

ILEANA GRANADOS said...

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