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  • 1. Confusing verbs
  • 2. Confusing verbs
      • Borrow – lend
  • 3. Borrow – lend Bankers lend money to their clients to lend is to give something to somebody for a period of time. The people who recieve it must give it back.
  • 4. Borrow – lend People borrow books from libraries to borrow is to take something from somebody for a period of time. If you borrow something, you must give it back.
  • 5. Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it
    • The man is ________ some books from the library
    • The woman is ______ him some books
  • 6. Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it
    • The man is borrowing some books from the library
    • The woman is lending him some books
  • 7. Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it
    • The man is ________ some money to the woman
    • The woman is _______ some money from the man
  • 8. Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it
    • The man is lending some money to the woman
    • The woman is borrowing some money from the man
  • 9. Confusing verbs
      • Know – Meet
  • 10. Know - Meet
      • You meet somebody for the first time or in a date
    • To meet is when you talk to a person for the first time.
    • To meet is also when you see in a date or appointment, or you just encounter, somebody you already know.
  • 11. Know - Meet
      • When people meet they kiss , greet and/or shake hands
  • 12. Know - Meet
      • You know somebody when you have already met him or her once or more times.
    You know somebody when you have information about him or her usually because you've met before once or more times.
  • 13. Know - Meet
      • You know somebody or something when you have some information about him, her or it, even if you haven't met before.
    Do you know these people?
  • 14. Know - Meet
      • Choose the best verb
    I was on my way to work when I ______ my brother in law.
  • 15. Know - Meet
      • The answer is:
    I was on my way to work when I met my brother in law.
  • 16. Know - Meet
      • Choose the best verb
    I ________ all Isabel Presley's children. They are quite famous.
  • 17. Know - Meet
      • The answer is:
    I know all Isabel Presley's children. They are quite famous.
  • 18. Know - Meet
      • Choose the best verb
    I ______ Mary for lunch.
  • 19. Know - Meet
      • The answer is:
    I met Mary for lunch.
  • 20. Know - Meet
      • Choose the best verb
    I _______ Mary very well. I remember when she was very shy. But at the party, she danced all night and told lots of funny jokes.
  • 21. Know - Meet
      • Choose the best verb
    I know Mary very well. I remember when she was very shy. But at the party, she danced all night and told lots of funny jokes.
  • 22. Confusing verbs
      • Waste – Spend
  • 23. Waste - Spend
      • Have you ever heard that time is money?
    So both can be spent or wasted
  • 24. Waste – Spend
    • To spend is to use money or time buying or doing something
  • 25. Waste – Spend If you spend too much money, you’ll waste it To waste is to spend too much money, too much time or to use some resource more than what is necessary
  • 26. Waste – Spend
    • What are they doing? wasting or spending?
  • 27. Confusing verbs
      • Carry – Wear
  • 28. Carry - Wear
    • You wear something that your body holds.
    • You carry something that you hold with your hands or your back...or your mouth.
  • 29. Carry - Wear What are they carrying ?
  • 30. Carry - Wear What are they wearing ?
  • 31. Confusing verbs
      • Earn – Win
  • 32. Earn - Win
    • You earn money with your work.
    • You win a competition, money or a prize, with an effort made in a particular moment.
  • 33. Earn - Win Are they earning or winning?
  • 34. Confusing verbs
      • Say – Tell
  • 35. Say-Tell We say when we speak for any purpose without having necessarily anyone hearing us.
  • 36. Say-Tell
    • We tell when:
    • We give oral information about something or someone to another person.
    • We narrate a story.
  • 37. Say - Tell
      • Choose the best verb
    Laura ________ her friends that she was going to have a party on Saturday. The teacher _________the class to open the books.
  • 38. Say - Tell
      • And the answer is...
    Laura told her friends that she was going to have a party on Saturday. The teacher told the class to open the books.
  • 39. Say - Tell
      • Choose the best verb
    Bob and Carol _______ they had already had dinner. My father _______ I was doing very well at school.
  • 40. Say - Tell
      • And the answer is...
    Bob and Carol said they had already had dinner. My father said I was doing very well at school.
  • 41. Say - Tell
      • Choose the best verb
    Lisa _______ she was happy with the presents we gave her. Her parents _______ Susan that she had forgotten her bag.
  • 42. Say - Tell
      • And the answer is...
    Lisa said she was happy with the presents we gave her. Her parents told Susan that she had forgotten her bag.
  • 43. Say - Tell
      • Choose the best verb
    We ______ John that this time it was his turn to clean up. They ______ they loved the Swiss Alps.
  • 44. Say - Tell
      • And the answer is...
    We told John that this time it was his turn to clean up. They said they loved the Swiss Alps.
  • 45. Confusing verbs
      • See – Look at – Watch
  • 46. See - Look at - Watch You watch something when you observe it or guard it, or just when you pay attention to it for a while
  • 47. See - Look at - Watch You look at something when you pay attention to it, usually for a short time
  • 48. See - Look at - Watch You see something when your eyes are open and the image gets into your retina
  • 49. See - Look at - Watch The kids are watching a film but the baby in the front is looking at the camera
  • 50. See - Look at - Watch The lifeguard watches the beach but he sometimes looks at his watch
  • 51. Confusing verbs
      • Do – Make
  • 52. Confusing verbs
      • Hope – Wait
  • 53. Confusing verbs
      • Look – Look like
  • 54. Confusing verbs
      • Hear – Listen to