Phrasal Verb Affair
by: Keith Kohnhorst
Illustrations by: Nancy Shrewsbury Nadel
Level: Intermediate to advanced proficiency. Highschool to Adult
Phrasal Verb Affair CD
Phrasal Verb Affair Text/CD Package
Here in brief is the soap opera plot:
When John runs out on Maria
and runs off with another woman,
Maria tracks him down to do him in.
The Phrasal Verb! Few languages have them, but English has thousands,
and in any conversation we use them by the scores.
I'll come by to pick you up at eight and drop you off at the gym. Call
me up when you get out of practice, but if practice is called off, hang
out in the library and catch up on your homework. When I get out of
work, I'll come over to get you.
In this book your students will encounter over 200 phrasal verbs in
the context of a soap opera. John and Maria have it out and then try
to make up until Maria gives up. And when John blows her off and goes
out with another woman, the 15 episodes come to a dramatic conclusion
at the airport where John is planning to run off to Hawaii with the
other woman. What happens in the final episode? You and your students
will find out.
Accompanying each of the episodes is a variety of exercises that explore
the form, meaning, and use of these troublesome English verbs. Tune
in every day, or once a week, until your students can say,"Who's afraid
of phrasal verbs?"
The dramatic reading of the story on the CD gives your students the
chance to hear the phrasal verbs as they appear naturally in context
when native speakers talk.
September 3, 2007
I must tell you that I am using "A Phrasal Verb Affair" with
my classes, and they love it. They cannot wait until the next scene
to see what is going to happen. We will begin Scene 11 on Thursday.
I have seen so much improvement in their use of phrasal verbs. In fact,
recently one of my students immigrated to the States and her English
teacher there complimented her English skills and her grasp of phrasal
verbs. I wanted to share that with you because without books like Pro
Lingua puts out, I would not be nearly as equipped as I am. So, on behalf
of my students and myself, thanks.
Ho Chi Minh City , Viet Nam