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Phrasal Verbs Machine

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tricky-phrases app helpful for English language learners.

App iPad, Android Free Education
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There's a lot to love in Phrasal Verbs Machine. Animations are speedy and fun, and kids are drawn into matching the right phrasal verb to each animated short. There are great options for nonnative English speakers to view the constructions side by side with a translation to another language. Animations can be replayed with a tap, allowing kids to explore each phrase deeply. It's visually helpful to toggle among the prepositions that can connect with each verb, allowing kids to see how a small word can make a big difference in meaning. Phrasal Verbs Machine is a great choice for kids who need some practice in pairing the right verb with the right preposition in these multi-word phrases.

App Details

  • Devices: iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, reading comprehension, vocabulary
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, deduction, making conclusions, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 11, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Version: 2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: July 12, 2020

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