The present exercise can be used to energize a dull class of upper-intermediate and advanced learners.
Draw the following grid on the board include the prepositions down the side and points at the top.
Divide the class into teams.
Explain the students that they have to guess phrasal verbs from their definitions and the prepositions are a hint to help them.
e.g. Students belonging to team 1 choose a square – a preposition and 300 points.
The teacher reads the definition “to register at a hotel or airport”. If students know the answer, they will get 300 points.
The teacher will write the name of the team in the square.
Each team will get to choose squares. Students are free to choose any square they want.
At the end of the game, each team will calculate the total amount of points to see who the winner is.