Phrasal Verbs Structure English Language Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 8


Subject :English Grammar

Class :Primary 5

Term :Third Term

Week: 8

Class: Basic 5

Subject: English Grammar

Topic : Phrasal Verbs

Previous Lesson :


I. Learning Objectives:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Define phrasal verbs and understand their structure.
  2. Identify ten common phrasal verbs and their meanings.
  3. Use the phrasal verbs correctly in sentences.

II. Embedded Core Skills:

  1. Reading comprehension: Students will read and understand sentences containing phrasal verbs.
  2. Vocabulary development: Students will expand their vocabulary by learning new phrasal verbs.
  3. Speaking and writing skills: Students will practice using the phrasal verbs in oral and written activities.

III. Learning Materials:

  1. Whiteboard, markers, and eraser
  2. Visual aids with examples of phrasal verbs
  3. Handouts containing sentences with blanks for phrasal verb completion
  4. Worksheets for individual and pair activities
  5. Assessment rubric for evaluation


Phrasal verbs are special types of verbs that consist of a main verb and one or more particles (typically prepositions or adverbs). They have meanings that are different from the individual words used in them. Let me explain a few examples to help you understand:

  1. “Turn off”: It means to stop the flow of something, like switching off a light or closing a faucet. For example, “Please turn off the TV before you leave.”
  2. “Look up”: This phrasal verb means to search for information in a reference book or on the internet. For instance, “I need to look up the meaning of this word in the dictionary.”
  3. “Break up”: It refers to ending a relationship or separating into smaller parts. For example, “They decided to break up after five years of dating.”
  4. “Take off”: This phrasal verb means to remove something quickly, like taking off a piece of clothing or leaving a place in a hurry. For instance, “It’s hot in here; I’ll take off my jacket.”
  5. “Put on”: It means to wear or place something on your body. For example, “Don’t forget to put on your coat; it’s cold outside.”



Examples of Phrasal Verbs with Meaning

  1. “Get up”: It means to rise or leave your bed in the morning. For example, “I usually get up at 7 a.m.”
  2. “Look after”: It means to take care of someone or something. For instance, “Can you look after my cat while I’m on vacation?”
  3. “Give up”: It means to stop trying or to quit. For example, “I will never give up on my dreams.”
  4. “Run out”: It means to use up all of something and have none left. For instance, “We ran out of milk, so I need to buy some more.”
  5. “Put off”: It means to postpone or delay something. For example, “They had to put off the meeting until next week.”
  6. “Bring up”: It means to raise or mention a topic in a conversation. For instance, “She brought up the issue during the meeting.”
  7. “Turn on”: It means to activate or start a device or appliance. For example, “Please turn on the fan; it’s getting hot.”
  8. “Take care of”: It means to look after or be responsible for someone or something. For instance, “She took care of her younger sister while their parents were away.”
  9. “Break down”: It means to stop working or functioning correctly. For example, “The car broke down on the way to the party.”
  10. “Set up”: It means to arrange or establish something. For instance, “They set up a new business in the city.”



  1. Can you _______ the light, please? a) turn off b) turn on c) turn up
  2. Who will _______ your pet dog while you’re away? a) look after b) look up c) look for
  3. I decided to _______ my piano lessons because I lost interest. a) give up b) give in c) give away
  4. We’ve _______ of sugar. I need to buy some more. a) run out b) run over c) run into
  5. Due to bad weather, the picnic has been _______ until next week. a) put off b) put on c) put up
  6. She always _______ interesting topics during our conversations. a) brings in b) brings up c) brings out
  7. Please _______ the TV. I want to watch the news. a) turn on b) turn off c) turn in
  8. My older sister helps _______ me when our parents are not at home. a) take over b) take up c) take care of
  9. The car suddenly _______ on the way to school. a) breaks in b) breaks out c) breaks down
  10. They plan to _______ a new restaurant in the city center. a) set in b) set out c) set up


Lesson Plan Presentation

IV. Presentation:

  1. Begin the lesson by asking students if they have heard the term “phrasal verbs” before. Encourage responses and briefly explain that phrasal verbs are special verb forms consisting of a main verb and one or more particles.
  2. Display visual aids with examples of phrasal verbs and their meanings. Explain each example using simple language and provide additional examples for clarification.
  3. Engage students in a class discussion by asking them to identify any phrasal verbs they already know. Write their responses on the board and discuss their meanings.
  4. Introduce the ten specific phrasal verbs for the lesson, one by one. Present each phrasal verb along with its meaning and provide example sentences for better understanding.
  5. Use gestures, facial expressions, and real-life scenarios to make the meanings of phrasal verbs more relatable and memorable for students.

V. Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Facilitate the class discussion and encourage student participation.
  2. Present the phrasal verbs with their meanings and examples.
  3. Provide additional clarification and answer any questions that arise.
  4. Monitor students’ understanding and engagement throughout the lesson.
  5. Guide students during practice activities and provide feedback.

VI. Learners’ Activities:

  1. Actively listen and participate in the class discussion.
  2. Take notes of new phrasal verbs and their meanings.
  3. Complete handouts and worksheets individually or in pairs to practice using the phrasal verbs.
  4. Engage in oral activities, such as role-plays, where they use the phrasal verbs in context.
  5. Seek clarification from the teacher when needed

VII. Assessment:

  1. Formative assessment: Monitor students’ participation and understanding during class discussion and activities.
  2. Summative assessment: Evaluate students’ comprehension and usage of the phrasal verbs through the completed handouts and worksheets.

VIII. Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is a phrasal verb?
  2. Give an example of a phrasal verb and explain its meaning.
  3. Complete the sentence: “Can you _______ the TV?”
  4. True or False: Phrasal verbs consist of a main verb and one particle.
  5. Which phrasal verb means to stop trying or quit?
  6. Use the phrasal verb “look after” in a sentence.
  7. Which phrasal verb means to delay or postpone?
  8. Fill in the blank: “The car suddenly _______ on the way to school.”
  9. Explain the meaning of the phrasal verb “set up.”
  10. Write a sentence using the phrasal verb [mediator_tech]

IX. Conclusion: In conclusion, today we learned about phrasal verbs and their meanings. We explored ten common examples of phrasal verbs and discussed how they are used in different contexts. We practiced using these phrasal verbs in sentences to reinforce our understanding.

By understanding phrasal verbs, we have expanded our vocabulary and improved our speaking and writing skills. Remember that phrasal verbs can be challenging, but with practice and exposure, you will become more confident in using them correctly.

Continue to explore phrasal verbs in your everyday reading and conversations. Pay attention to how they are used in different contexts and try incorporating them into your own language use.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep practicing and experimenting with phrasal verbs to become a more fluent English speaker.

Well done for your active participation and enthusiasm during this lesson! Keep up the good work, and I look forward to our future lessons together.

X. Homework: As homework, please complete the given worksheet, which includes exercises on using the phrasal verbs we discussed today. Additionally, try to identify and write down at least five more phrasal verbs that you come across in your daily reading or conversations.


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