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Describing language
Describing language

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6 Summary of Week 3

Think back to the pictures at the start of the week. Here are suggested descriptions:

  • A woman is kicking/striking/booting a ball.
  • Snow is running/streaming/racing/flooding down the mountain.
  • A man is chopping/hacking/hitting wood with an axe.

This week has been all about verbs. You began by considering whether they can be classified as ‘doing words’. You saw that this is valid to an extent (we run, jump, cook and eat), but it only tells part of the story. Verbs also deal with thinking and emotions, and about what thinks look like, what they are, and how they seem.

You’ve also begun to examine the nuts and bolts of how verbs work. In next week’s material you’ll consider the difference between regular and irregular verbs and learn about the basic tenses (past and present). You’ll also continue to contrast how English verbs work with verbs in other languages.

You can now go to Week 4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .