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!
- 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.
- How much TV do you watch? What’s your favorite show?
- Have you glared at anyone recently? Why?
- What was the most special gift you received as a child?
- Do you daydream a lot?
- Have you ever had a crush on a friend’s older brother or sister?
- 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.