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The 5 senses - How to Learn Vocabulary
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What can you do to learn the vocabulary connected to the 5 senses and the difference between "see" and "watch" or "look", for instance? Well, have a look at all this... The trick is USING it all!

 

sight

taste

touch

hearing

smell

stative verbs
involuntary actions

see

taste

feel

hear

smell

dynamic verbs
voluntary
deliberate actions

look (at)
watch
see = visit, meet

taste = investigate, taste
[try; a bite, a sip, a puff/drag]

touch
feel = health

listen (to)
hear = being told about sth

smell = investigate, test

Practice these sentences and think about them. Post your questions on the TP Forum.

Sight
After looking at the photos of the trip we decided to watch a video.
Did you see that Chinese movie, er, what was its name?
Did you watch it?
I can see you! So stop waving frantically at me!
I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow (= visiting; I've got an appointment)

Smell
Smelly feet are not welcome, thank you.
Your new eau-de-cologne smells great!
Why are you smelling that fish? Has it gone bad?
I smell gas.

Touch
Don't touch that. It could break to pieces!
The lights went off, so we had to feel our way in the dark. It was kind of comical.
(Vietnam war movie) I can't feel my legs!
How are you feeling today? (= How are you in terms of physical or mental health?)
I'm not feeling well… Actually, I'm feeling low.
When you ask him something he thinks you are making ironic questions or something— he's very touchy.
When you are sunburnt you feel really hot on your skin.

Hearing
(In class) Could you turn up the volume? We can't hear properly.
(On the phone) I can't hear you! There seem to be interferences….
Listen to this song! Can you hear it like this?
We've been hearing tons of good things about you lately!
The hearings will start at 9.00.

Taste
Taste this! It’s the best wine I’ve ever had in my life!
Would you like to try this? It’s shrimp chop suey.

Design a survey on the five senses!