Learn Phrasal Verbs from The Castle

Learn Phrasal verbs from the Australian movie ‘The Castle’

Australian English contains many phrasal verbs, and it can be a headache for new migrants and international visitors, tourists, and students in Australia. This interactive activity will help you practice and learn common phrasal verbs used in Australia.

Summary of “The Castle”

“The Castle” is a classic Australian comedy movie that tells the story of the Kerrigan family, who live in a modest house next to the Melbourne airport. The main character, Darryl Kerrigan, is a proud father and husband who loves his family dearly. When the government plans to acquire their property for an airport expansion, Darryl fights to keep his home, arguing that it’s not just a house but a castle, full of love and memories. With the help of a sympathetic lawyer, Darryl takes his case to the High Court and wins, proving that a man’s home is his castle. The movie is known for its unique characters, witty humour, and heart-warming message about the importance of family and home.

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The movie is known for its unique characters and witty humour, but it also features many phrasal verbs that are commonly used in everyday English. By watching clips from the movie and discussing the meaning of the phrasal verbs used, you can improve your vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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