Words of a feather: Take a Look!

Seen at Rookwood cemetery, suburban Sydney, Au...

There is a proverb in English that goes like this : “Birds of a feather flock together”. It means that people or things of the same kind tend to do things together.

I was inspired by this proverb when writing this post . We will be looking at verbs that all mean to LOOK.  Let’s say that words of a feather should be studied together!

Vocabulary Boost:

  • I looked at her when she spoke to me.  (i.e. direct eyes in a particular direction)
  • I watched TV last night.(i.e. to look at something with attention for a period of time)
  • I glanced over at my boyfriend who was chopping a carrot. (i.e. to look at someone very quickly)
  • My child gleamed when he saw his new bike.(i.e. positive emotion that can be seen in someone’s eyes)
  • His supervisor glared at her when she accidentally told the secret.(i.e. to look directly at someone angrily)
  • I was staring out the window when they came in.(i.e. to look at someone or something for a long time with wide eyes)
  • The young guy gazed at his teacher. (i.e. to look at someone for a long time with admiration, love or interest)
  • I took a peek to see what they were doing in the room.(i.e. to look at something secretly from a hidden place.)

Listen to the pronunciation of the words in bold. Try to repeat. You can even use the recording as a dictation if you need extra listening practice.

Fluency Builder: Answer the following questions in class or with a friend. Speak a little English today.

  1. How much TV do you watch? What’s your favorite show?
  2. Have you glared at anyone recently? Why?
  3. What was the most special gift you received as a child?
  4. Do you daydream a lot?
  5. Have you ever had a crush on a friend’s older brother or sister?
  6. Do you take a peek at the Christmas gift tags under the tree a few days before Christmas?


p.s. Thank you MM for inspiring me this morning during our lesson.












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