A verb is one of the most important parts of the sentence.It tells the subjects actions, events or state of being.It is always found in the predicate of a sentence. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.
Many past tense verbs end with ed, but some end with d, or ied .
: I :Identify the verbs on the text and underline them
Her pace slowed and an ache spread from between her shoulders. Vapours swirled and banked; the light of on-coming headlights drained out of the car. [...] Sodium street lamps burned phosphorescent holes in the fog, but as she turned off Main Street to the cottage she noticed the one which illuminated the alley was out.
II. Action Verbs and their meaning ___ Bring together or collect parts of a group. 9. PROPOSE ___ Make plain or understandable . 8. PICK UP __ To select a course of action. 7. KEEP ___ To observe or think about with regard to taking some action. 6. GATHER __ Acquire possession, ownership or rights to the use of services, items . 5.- EXPLAIN ___ To set officially, arrange. 4. DECIDE __ Preserve or maintain in a good and orderly condition. 3. CONSIDER ___ Accept for the purpose of delivery or payment. 2. BUY ___ Recommend or suggest for consideration or adoption. 1. APPOINT
III. To use the verb tenses correctly you must be familiar with the various Verb Types. Label each verb below either (C) for Continuous Verb, ( NC) for Non-continuous Verb or (M) for Mixed Verb. EXAMPLES a) love NC b) travel C c) taste M 1. Go 2. see 3. run 4. like 5. have 6. do 7. make 8. cook 9. think 10. seem 11. own 12. escape 13. fear 14. cost 15. watch
But we do not need only verbs, we need expressions too
Idiomatic expressions are useful, when we create dialogues or informal conversations.
Categorize the following sentences into idiomatic expressions,phrasal verbs,collocations,lexical sets,words with prefixes.
IV.Match the examples of vocabulary with the categories listed 1-6.There is one extra option which you don’t need to use. g. Switch on, turn up, tune in,turn down ,turn off f. Take a break,break a window,take a seat,have a deadache,break a leg 6. Lexical sets e. If passports were done away with , travel would be much simpler. 5.Words with prefixes d.I don’t care about the expense; I want the party to be a real success. 4.Collocations c. Mariana has been in a foul mood lately . 3.Phrasal verbs b. My brother really looked down in the dumps . 2. POSITIVE FEELINGS, MOODS, AND STATES a. Lucas seems to be on cloud nine these days. 1. NEGATIVE FEELINGS, MOODS, AND STATES