Phrasal Verbs Machine
by Cambridge University Press
The phrasal verb machine is a fun and interactive application designed to assist students exploring how prepositions will change the meaning of verbs. The app uses a library of verbs with matching prepositions that allow the student to browse through animated demonstrations of each action. After reviewing the library of verbs, each student can test their knowledge. The student will watch a clip and then choose the correct preposition of a verb for the meaning.
How It Works?
- Step 1:The app will open to the menu page. The phrasal verbs view button will take you to the library of verbs and animated demonstrations. The exercise button leads to the assessment exercise. The settings menu will allow you to change the language, turn off the music, turn off the sounds, and review the instructions.
- Step 2: Tap on the phrasal verbs view button to access the verb and preposition library. Students choose a verb, select a preposition, and then tap on “view” to watch the cartoon animation of the meaning. The definition and an example of its use will appear on the bottom of the screen.
- Step 3: Tap the exercise button to practice matching the right preposition to what the animation is demonstrating. The app will provide a menu of verbs and prepositions to choose from. Students can tap the cartoon to view it again. A card will appear on the bottom right side of the screen to indicate a right or wrong answer. A counter on the bottom left will account for the correct and incorrect responses.
Cost and Platforms
Phrasal Verbs Machine is a free application available on the Apple app store.