miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

How are you feeling? How does he look?

This idea for this activity comes from a blog post from ESLChestnut.

A few verbs in English can be followed by adjective. The verb everybody knows is to be:
I'm hungry
They are old

But there are a few more. They mainly have to do with the senses: taste, sound, look, feel, smell or with our impression of something/someone: seem, appear, look, consider.
The fish tastes funny
It feels a bit rough
It smells nice
She seems (to be) a bit arrogant
They look worried

Self-study activity:
You can practise this structure with the picture below. The activity is a bit mechanical, but it will help you to learn and/or consolidate the idea that a few verbs are followed by adjective.

If possible, get together with an English-speaking friend or relative and take it in turn to ask each other the same question:
How does no 1 in the first line look?
He looks exhausted

How is no 2 in the second line feeling?
He's feeling hysterial

You can also practise the present perfect continuous by giving reasons for each person's state.
Because he's been playing football for two hours.

These mood-related adjectives are also suitable to practise and revise the pronounciation of the -ed endings in English.

To revise the way -ed is pronounced in English, click on the Regular Verbs tag on the right hand side.