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Phrases with GET
Phrases with GET

Together with Fluency MC, we have already published several posts. You can find here four posts on irregular verbs and two posts on collocations with the verb HAVE. Fluency MC always comes with a great rap song and I create a mind map and several activities to accompany it. And this time, he came with a song featuring phrases with GET.
[adinserter block=”1″] In this post, there is a wonderful rap song on collocations with the verb GET, two mind maps and three games to give you a chance to teach or learn these.

Phrases with get – song

Play the following video as a starter of the lesson.

The song is by Fluency MC. Fluency MC also offers a free starter course. Join Fluency MC’s free starter course here and also get his free YouTube songbook! http://fluencymc.com/starter-course/

Phrases with get – mind maps

Print the following mind maps for your students. Go through the pronunciation with them. Once you feel they can pronounce the phrases correctly, ask them to memorise them. It is best to give students about five minutes to learn the phrases on their own.
Get mind map corrected

phrase with GET mind map
Once your students feel they know and understand the phrases, it is time to practise their vocabulary.

Phrases with get – games

To practise the vocabulary, I have prepared three games. All the games are in HTML5 and they will play on desktops and mobile devices.

The first game is called Time Guess. Your task is to write the correct phrase and then stop the countdown at the moment it reaches O (zero). The closer to zero you get the more points you get.

Phrases with Get – Time Guess
The second game is called Dice Game. Your task is to write the correct phrase with GET and then stop the dice to get as many points as possible. For each point on the dice, you get 1 point. However, if both of the dice show the same number, you get 10 points as a bonus.
Phrases with Get – Dice Game ADVERT:
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The third game is called Guess the Length. Again, write the correct phrases and then guess how long the line on the screen is. The better guess the more points for you.
Phrases with Get – Guess the Length

Phrases with get – conclusion

Jason from Fluency MC and I hope that you will find the post useful and that you will learn a lot of phrases with GET.

Similes for learners of English
Similes for learners of English

A year ago George Woolard published a book called Messaging. There he suggests that learners of a foreign language should learn the whole phrases and sentences. By learning the whole chunks the students will later be able to produce the language quicker and more precisely.
[showmyads] I think that I can agree with this proposition. However, there is a problem. It is much more difficult to commit to memory long sentences than short words. That is why this method will probably never spread much.

Fortunately there is one area in English that follows the Messaging principle and at the same time does not overwhelm our memory. These are similes. As they consist of well known words and they have got their rhythm they are easy to remember.

In this post I am going to introduce eleven common similes which will be presented in a mind map. Then you can learn the phrases in a presentation and once you know all the similes you can test your knowledge in two quizzes. If you pass the quizzes you can play the games Car race and Angry Finches.

Similes – mind map

First study the similes in the following mind map once you know the phrases, cover the text and produce the similes looking at the pictures only.
Similes mind map

Similes are easy to remember.

Similes – presentation

Go through the following presentation and try to remember the phrases. If you have remembered the phrases using the mind map, you can skip this exercise.

Similes – games

In the first game you should match the beginning and the end of the phrase. If you match more than 60% of the phrases correctly, you can play the game Car race. Good Luck.

In the second quiz you have to complete the sentences with the missing words. Each gap contains exactly one word. If you pass the test (you need 80% this time) you can play the Game Angry FINCHES. This game si fully supported by mobile phones.