• • What are the people in
• What is the
• What do pictures tell
about their lifestyles?
The teacher provides the article
on family. There are some
separable verbs in the article.
Then students have to read it.
Last week my oldest son, Bob, called me up.
He said, ‘’Mom, Jean and I had a great idea:
For your birthday, we’d like to take a family
paragraph. What do you think? ‘’ I thought
over and decided it would be nice to have a
photograph of all my children and
The photo was ready yesterday, so Bob
picked it up. And here it is! I must say, it’s
beautiful. That’s me, sitting in the center.
Over on the left are Jean and Bob and their
teenage son, Alan. Next to Bob, the woman
with the baby is my daughter Dawn. She
and her husband separated recently; I had
hoped that they would work out their
differences, but it didn’t happen that way.
Now Dawn is trying to bring up two children
by herself. It is not easy, so I help her out
Behind me in the picture are my daughter Patty,
her husband Steve, and their two kids. Such a
happy family; they enjoy doing things toghther,
and they always talk over their problems
without arging. And on the right you see my
youngest son, Michael. He alwyas wears such
strange clothes....I really can’t figure him out.
But he’s young; he’s still trying out different
ideas and lifestyles. He’ll be all right. My
husband and I worked hard to bring our kids up
well. They’re very different from one another,
• The teacher teaches
some separable verbs
and tell students how
to use them.
• Then the teacher
provides two handouts
of separable verbs.
Students have to
Introduction to Separable Verbs
My mother ran into Laurie. My mother saw Laurie.
My mother ran into her. My mother saw her.
I called up my mother. I telephoned my mother.
I called my mother up. I telephoned my mother.
Separable I called her up. I telephoned her.
With inseparable verbs, the verb and particle are a unit; they
must be together. However, English also has separable
phrasal verbs. With these verb+ particle combinations,
noun objectives may come after the verb+particle or
between them. Pronoun objects must come between verb and particle.
bring up Dawn is bringing her kids
up by herself.
raise ( a family)
call up Yesterday my son called
telephone ( verb)
Could you drop me off take someone somewhere
d ro p o ff downtown?
I can’t figure out this Understand, solve( a
f ig u r e o u t problem. problem)
Did you find out her phone learn, discover
f in d o u t number?
My mother often helps me assist, help
h e lp o u t out with her kids.
Please look over your read quickly, review
lo o k o v e r paper before you give it to
Did you pick out a present? Choose, select
p ic k o u t
pick up I picked her up after class. Go to get someone
take out Please take out the
We talked the situation discuss
t a lk o v e r over.
I’ll think over your advice. Think about something
t h in k o v e r carefully.
Did you throw yesterday’s put it in the garbage
th ro w paper away?
aw ay Let’s try out these new Test, experiment with
try o u t skis.
The phone woke me up. Cause someone to stop
w a ke up sleeping
I hope we can work it out. Find a solution
w o rk o u t
• Underline all the
separable verbs in
the article family.
And with a partner,
ask and answer on
the separable verbs
• EX: A: What does
B: call up
P a r t ic ip a t io n
G ra m m a r A s s ig n m e n t
Q u iz
• Students have to make
sentences with separable Assignment
verbs by handouts.
• Ex: Let’s talk over our
• Students have to
memorize all of the
separable verbs and their
• Students have quiz next