Actions

Actions

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Start with the image matching exercise.  Then choose one or more of the other exercises to try.

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Vocabulary exercises to help learn different actions.

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How many of these actions can you do at the same time?

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farzam's picture
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When i was little about nine and ten years old i loved to draw, as i got older i lost this passion .Now i want to keep occupied myself with reading , writhing and look sometime for film or movies ...

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Elsa007's picture
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At the same time?? Phew….. !
I can manage to type, look, listen, smile, eat, cry, touch, read, speak and then …….finally sleep!!☆

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Stadelone's picture
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I think I can do three actions at the same time. These are listening, speaking and writing. I have to do so once per week, when l work as Julius Caesar an emperor. When do you have to perform several actions simultaneously?

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Jo - Coordinator's picture
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Hi karemia! Good question, because speak and talk are very similar. We say:
speak to someone (about something) OR
talk to someone (about something)
They mean the same thing, and you can often say both.

Speak is a bit more formal than talk, so we use it in polite requests:
Good morning. Could I speak to Lisa, please?

And we always use speak for languages:
She speaks English really well. 

It's more common to use talk when you're referring to conversations between two or a small number of people:
I was talking to my friend about this.
We sat up all night talking.
If you are worried about something, find someone you can talk to.

Now, see and look ...

look
is an intentional action. You decide to look at something:
Look at the view! It's amazing!
Shall we look at the photos from last night?


To see is not necessarily intentional. It just means something is in front of your eyes so you notice the image:
When I lie in bed I can see the cracks in the ceiling.
Did you see the lightning last night?
I just saw a traffic accident.


Phew! That was a lot of explaining. I hope that helps!

Joanna
(LearnEnglish Teens team)
 

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LOGY's picture
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Hi everybody.I think it's easy to do more things at the same time like draw and listen,smile and touch..etc

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emitis's picture
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Hello everybody. I can smile, look, listen and type or smile, look, speak, touch and ... at the same time.

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emitis's picture
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Hey english learner.How are you? I think it's very difficult to eat and speak at the same time. How you can do that?

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