The Invention of Ctrl + Alt + Del – Phrasal Verbs and Technology Activity

Discover, practice and master phrasal verbs connected to technology with a video about the invention of Ctrl + Alt + Del.

In this 90-minute Phrasal Verbs lesson plan, students discover, practice and master various phrasal verbs connected to technology.

The lesson is based on a video you can find here. It discusses the invention of Ctrl + Alt + Del with its creator. In the lesson plan you will find a warm up activity where students look at 3 pictures of a frustrated man in front of a computer. What is the issue he is having? There are 2 vocabulary exercises.  2 grammar exercises explore the difference between separable and inseparable phrasal verbs.

Finally, a speaking activity for pairs where students solve some basic IT problems together using some of their new vocabulary. They may even take home some useful tips!

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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