Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs

Carl W. Hart


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Updated to reflect questions found on the most recent ESL tests, this book presents 400 common phrasal verbs as they are used in everyday English. Phrasal verbs are verbs combined with prepositions or adverbs. Familiarity with phrasal verbs and understanding their use as nouns (breakup, showoff, etc.) or adjectives (spaced-out, broken-down, stressed-out, and many others) is essential to ESL students. Updated information includes: the most commonly used phrasal verbs; activities and examples that reflect our current technology and the world around us; an expanded introduction for the teacher with a thorough breakdown and explanation of phrasal verbs; and, a discussion of separable and inseparable phrasal verbs in Unit I, and more. This book’s hundreds of examples in context and hundreds of exercises will be extremely useful to ESL students who are preparing for TOEFL or who simply wish to improve their English.


Carl W. Hart:
About the Author
Carl W. Hart has over 30 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language. He has taught at U.S. colleges (Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN) and language schools. His career has also taken him to Guadalajara, Mexico (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), Equatorial Guinea, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia where he currently teaches advanced grammar and culture to Saudi students preparing to come to the US. Carl has a B.A. in History from University of Illinois, a B.A. in Communications from Columbia College in Chicago and an M.A. in Linguistics/TEFL from Northeastern Illinois University. He is the author of nine books related to English language learning and instruction.

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