Friday, September 27, 2013


For each sentence, choose the best word or phrase to complete the gap from the choices below.

tell say speak say

Practice makes perfect!

Friday, September 20, 2013

look see watch? Help!

These can be confusing verbs, but they don't have to be!  Look here:
After studying the examples, it is time to practice.

1. You can't_____ far in this fog.
2. Fred and Jane_____ well tonight.
3. May I have a_____ at it ?
4._____ you tomorrow, if nothing comes in between !
5._____ out for pickpockets !
6. Did you_____ 'Lost' yesterday ?
7. Can you _____the red car on the left ?
8. Hey ! What's wrong ? You really_____ unhappy tonight !

to watchLike to look, but these things can changeHe watches TV in the evenings.

to seeVisual impression come to our eyes
Can you see the blue car over there ?
I see what you mean !

to lookTo pay attention
To try to see what is there
Look at the board , please !
You can look up the words in the dictionary.

Friday, September 13, 2013

say or tell

Tell and say have the same meaning, but they are used differently:


                                   a lie                                                      your name
                                the truth                                                           sorry
                                the time                                                     a prayer
                             a joke/story                                                 something
            the difference between two things                     thank you/hello/goodbye
                       someone what to do                                           yes /no

Tell always needs a personal object in a sentence:

He told me a lie.
I told him to stop shouting

Say doesn’t need a personal object, but “to + personal object” can be added at the end of necessary:

He said sorry (to me).

Compare these two sentences (which both mean the same):
                                                           He told me something.
                                                           He said something (to me).

We use say in direct speech:

He said, “Hello.”


________the time                               ________the truth

________ a prayer                             ________hello

________your name                           ________a lie

________something                            ________a joke

________sorry                                   ________a story

________the difference                       ________the police the story

________yes                                      ________someone a secret

________a story

Wind or wind? Wound or wound?

The wind is blowing.
I wind the clock.

I was hurt in the accident.  The wound will heal slowly.

I wound the clock yesterday. This is the past simple use of the verb wind, as in wind the clock.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Confusing Verbs:USED TO and WOULD- another practice

Dish washing in the 1950s

Dishwashing Days

Read the Paragraph
In the 1950s, women (1wash) dishes in the kitchen sink. A woman (2wash) the dishes immediately after everyone finished a meal. Her husband (3rarely–wash) dishes because it was not considered to be his job. A wife (often–do) the dishes by hand. She (4do) the dishes three times a day. I remember that my mother (5have) a special towel just for dishes not for hands.
She (6get) angry if we dried our hands with it. She (7be) a very strict mother. Did your mother (8have) the same rule? She would use a separate towel for dishes, wouldn't she? My grandmother (9do) the dishes for thirty years. Then she bought a dishwasher. Last year, she (10use) a dishwasher for the first time and will never go back to hand-washing the dishes!

1 would/used to
2 would
3 would
4 would
5 used to
6 would
7 used to
8 used to
9 would/used to
10 used


Friday, September 6, 2013

Noun Practice

Months of the Year

Can you name and write the months of the year?

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