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Phrasal and Latinate Verbs:

Note that phrasal verbs----------(common in conversation)----tend to be used in more informal contexts
than their latinate equivalents (common in formal writing).

However, in many spoken and written contexts, the two can be safely interchanged
i.e. it is up to the speaker or writer whether they want to sound less or more formal.

vocabulary practice for learners of English at higher levels -

Phrasal and Latinate Verbs focuses on high frequency use, presenting the verbs as they would occur in a Lexicon. The 14 practice texts provide memorable contexts for learning Phrasal Verbs since they each relate to distinct themes. The verb components introduced in the worksheets are deliberately limited to the 19 most common ones - BRING CARRY COME CUT DO FALL GET GIVE GO HOLD KEEP LAY LOOK MAKE PASS PULL TAKE and TURN. All these verb components combine with particles to form meanings, which are difficult for learners of English to guess, yet very important for them to know.

One of the problems of transformation exercises such as "Phrasal" to "Latinate" verbs (or "Active" to "Passive" voice) is that they do not differentiate between the use of verb-types. However, organisation of practice material by theme or semantic field (as opposed to grouping together the verbs that share a common particle such as "up") allows presentation in functional contexts. This facilitates sensitivity to levels of formality, allowing learners to consider the most appropriate options. After using the "A" and "B" texts for practice, learners should be encouraged to write a "C" text with the right mix of verbs-types.