I'm sharing an activity to work on phrasal verbs with intermediate students. This task was developed in the context of relationships, and that's why I chose this great movie: Before Sunset. This romantic films contain very interesting dialogues and will definitely be embraced by women, although I believe this story can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of the gender.
As a warm up, I would show them first movie trailer, and ask them the following questions:
What does he invite her to do? How does she convince her?
Describe the events using sequence adverbs: First, then, after that, finally.
They decide not to exchange phone numbers or any personal information, and meet there a year later. Do you think this will happen? Why or why not?
Watch the second movie trailer and check whether the statements are true or false:
2. They arrange a date T F
3. He communicated with her by phone T F
4. She invented a story T F
5. They need to discover whether they belong together or not T F
6. They have little time T F
7. He searched for her phone number T F
8. She appears in his dreams T F
9. She has become a bit pessimistic T F
10. She disappointed him T F
Re-write the sentences using the following phrasal verbs:
run out of
As a follow up:
Students could take the man and the woman's role and send the other an e-mail letting him/ her know what he/ she has decided to do with his/ her future. They should exchange the e-mails at the same time and check whether their decisions are compatible.
1. Nine years ago they met by chance T
2. They arrange a date F
3. He communicated with her by phone F
4. She invented a story F
5. They need to discover whether they belong together or not T
6. They have little time T
7. He searched for her phone number F
8. She appears in his dreams T
9. She has become a bit pessimistic T
10. She disappointed him F
1- Nine years ago they ran into each other.
2- They set up a date.
3- He didn’t call her up. She didn't call him up.
4- She didn’t make up a story.
5- They need to find out whether they belong together or not.
6- They are running out of time.
7- He didn’t look her phone up.
8- She shows up in his dreams.
9- She has turned into a pessimistic woman.
10- She let him down.