Catch up on the meanings and contextual usage of common American phrasal verbs with this fun edutainment skill. Phrasal verbs are a combination of words that appear frequently in casual conversations. The ability to confidently use these phrases during communication is indicative of a speaker's command over colloquial English. For non-native speakers, however, gaining such command requires regular practice and knowledge to make sense of these phrases in native speech. This ESL skill is aimed at helping English learners effortlessly articulate their ideas by identifying the meanings and contextual usage of hundreds of commonly used phrasal verbs. The game has two challenges: “Pick a phrasal” requires players to find the correct phrasal verb that conveys the meaning given in the question. “Fill up the blank” is the quest of completing the sentences with suitable phrasal verbs based on the context. The demo feature of the skill helps beginners with a quick overview of the concept with a few examples thereby setting the ground to play the game better. Once you’ve enabled this app on your Alexa device, just say “Alexa, open Mastering Phrasal Verbs” and use the following commands: To start playing, just say:
“Start the game” To choose a game level, say any of the following: Pick a Phrasal
Fill up the Blank To switch from one game level to another, say:
Change level To learn about phrasal verbs, say:
“Teach me about phrasal verbs” To erase your progress in the game and start fresh, say:
“Reset the game” To understand the rules of the game, say “help”.
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