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Name: Student´s number:

Christian Hernandez Dorantes 02676320

Course title: Teacher’s name:


Advanced English II Ana María Garzón Arce

Module: Activity:
1 2

Date: January 22, 2019 Team: Christian Hernández Dorantes

Bibliography:
Tecmilenio. (SF). Topic 2. January 22, 2019, de Blackboard Sitio web:
https://miscursos.tecmilenio.mx/ultra/courses/_143861_1/cl/outline

Objective:
Phrasal verbs.

Procedure:
1. Listen to tracks of the activity and complete the exercises of the textbook.
2. Conclusion of the activity.

Results:

1. Listening:

Note: Due to the following activities being done with a partner, students will assume the
role of speaker and listener.

Complete the partnered activities 8 and 9 on page 27 of the textbook. (Activity 9 will
redirect you to page 127).

- I read the activity and preformed both parts of the speech.

2. Speaking:

Practice with a partner or by yourself the following telephone dialogue. Pay attention to the
meaning of the phrasal verbs used in the conversation, consult the dictionary if you
necessary.

Speaker 1: Hello, you’ve reached the marketing department. How can I help?
Speaker 2: Yes, can I speak to Rosalind Wilson, please?
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Speaker 1: Who’s calling, please?


Speaker 2: It’s Richard Davies here.
Speaker 1: Certainly. Please hold and I’ll put you through.
Speaker 2: Thank you.
Speaker 1: Hello, marketing. How can I help?
Speaker 2: Could I speak to Jason Roberts, please?
Speaker 1: Certainly. Who shall I say is calling?
Speaker 2: My name’s Mike Andrews.
Speaker 1: Just a second - I’ll see if he’s in. Hello, Jason, I’ve got Mike Andrews on the
phone for you … Okay - I’ll put him through. Hang on a moment, I’m just putting you
through.
Source:
BBC Learning English (2005). Talking Business. Telephone: Connecting [File]. Retrieved
form: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/talkingbusiness/pdf
s/1.1_connecting.pdf

- I read the activity and preformed both parts of the speech.

3. Reading:

Access the following web page https://amkieh.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/first-set-of-


short-stories-on-phrasal-verbs-and-idioms-by-abdel-salam-amkieh/ and read the short
stories written by Abdel Salam Amkieh. These stories contain many new phrasal verbs,
some of which you will be able to understand through context clues. At the end of each
story, you will find a definition of each phrasal verb.

Pick ten phrasal verbs from the webpage and write your own one-page short story on the
topic of your choice.

The lost dog

Chris had decided it was time for him and his girlfriend Emy to go out for lunch, they
decided they would have a romantic picnic in the park. They were both over the moon,
they hadn’t done something romantic in a long time because of their busy office life.

Chris arrived first and he started laying the things on the floor waiting for Emy to arrive. A
few hours had passed and Emy arrived, but she wasn’t on her own. She had brought her
dog Dean to their romantic picnic, chris wasn’t excited about the situation.

She asked him why she had brought him, she explained that her parents had gone out and
she couldn’t leave him on his own, chris relaxed and said “It´s okay, lets eat”. They both
smiled and sat down, Dean was a very quiet dog so he did not bother, a few hours passed
an Emy and Chris were very happy, they both lay down and looked at the stars they both
fell asleep, once they woke up, Dean was no longer there.

Emy started crying and was very sad, they both looked around, but he was nowhere to be
found.
They had given up and decided to walk back home, after a long day, during their walk back
they spotted a little black dog walking towards them, it was Dean! He had turn up home
just like them.

Emy and Chris were very happy they had found him it had turn out to be a great day!
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4. Writing:

Complete the Business phrasal verbs vocabulary activity (exercises a-e) on page 24 of the
textbook.

A. The project meeting:


a. Okay, that´s item two. Let´s move on to item three: new project.
b. Now, just hold on a minute, Sylvia.
c. Kim I’m counting on you to get us the Zurich contract.
d. But this is not the time to be taking on more work.
- Continue: move
- Accept: taking
- Rely: counting
- Wait: hold

B. The troubleshooting meeting:


a. Right. Have you managed to sort out the problem with our company?
b. To be honest, we haven’t really found out exactly what the problem is yet.
c. Well, can I just point out that its now affecting everyone on the first floor.
d. Yes, I know. We´re carrying out tests on the system now. Give us a couple of
hours.
- Say: just point out
- Discover: found
- Do: carrying
- Solve: sort

C. The union negotiation:


a. The question is, will you agree to call off the strike?
b. Not if you´re still planning to lay off a quarter of the workforce, no.
c. I’m afraid that´s a decision we can´t put off any longer.
d. Then, I’m sorry, we shall have to break off these negotiation.
- Fire: call
- End: lay
- Cancel: break
- Postpone: can´t put

D. The marketing meeting:


a. We really must fix up a meeting to discuss our pricing strategy.
b. Our prices are fine. We´re trying to build up market share, Otto. Profit can wait.
c. Yes, but our overheads have gone up nearly 20% over the last 18 months.
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d. I know, but that’s no reason to put up prices. Well just lose customers.
- Rise: overheads
- Raise: put up prices
- Arrange: Fix
- Develop: build

E. The budget meeting:


a. I’m afraid they´ve turned down our application for a bigger budget.
b. That’s because group turnovers gone down again. So where are we supposed to
make cuts?
c. We could start by cutting down the amount of time we waste in these meetings?
d. Now, calm down everybody we need to be practical.
- Reduce: cutting
- Relax: calm down
- Reject: turned down
- Decrease: gone down

Complete the Comparatives and superlatives grammar activity (exercises 1-3) on pages
24-25 on the textbook.

1. Classify the adjectives below as type 1-6.

Type Adjective Comparative Superlative

1 Clever Cleverer The cleverest

2 Hot Hotter The hottest

3 Dirty Dirtier The dirtiest

4 Helpful More helpful The most helpful

5 Hard Harder The hardest

6 Heavy heavier The heaviest


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7 High Higher The highest

8 Global More global The most global

9 Bad Bader The badest

10 Wealthy Wealthier The wealthiest

11 Easy Easier The easiest

12 Rich Richer The richest

13 Sad Sadder The saddest

14 Thin Thinner The thinnest

15 Fat Fatter The fattest

16 Late Latter The latest

17 Effective More effective The most effective.

18 Reliable More reliable The most reliable

2. Use your own personal experiences to complete the following sentences.


a. more relaxed.
Motivational.
b. New York
Big
Mexico City
Bigger
c. Rock
Relaxing
d. Polanco
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Nicer
Santa Fe
e. Mexican
Delicious
Nice
f. Biggest
The one in china
New York
Big
g. Africa
Nicest
Mexican
Lovelier
h. Long way
Distance
Big
Nice
One

Conclusion:
For this activity I learned about the proper way to use a phrasal verb.