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As always, we’re here to offer resources to help in your English language acquisition.

Each of the links below are MS Word documents of  previously taught grammar points. Just click and you’re off…..

You can print out the worksheets or fill it out in MS Word.

identifying-adjectives

fun-with-irregular-verbs

identifying-nouns

identifying-verbs

 I hope you have fun using these worksheets. Dick and Jane would want you to have fun learning.

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Fun With Dick and Jane

Fun With Dick and Jane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Growing up I heard the phrase, “See with your eyes, not with your hands.” as I tried to touch some new glittering item while shopping with my sister. ‘Look’ and ‘See‘ can be used interchangeably, sometimes, but not always.

See Dick catch up and pass Jane.

 As in the previous post – “Look Where This Is Heading”, Look involves intention or expression

On the other hand, ‘See’ involves sight, to see something that comes into our sight or perceive in our mind.

to perceive with the eyes – “Did you see her new sports car?”;

faculty of sight – “I can’t see a thing without my eyeglasses.”;

to examine or watch something – “He asked to see my ID.”;

to comprehend or understand – “ I see what you mean.”;

to realize the existence of something – “I see from your documents that you are Austrian.”;

finding a trait that is pleasing – “My father sees the good in all people.”;

to meet or consult with somebody – “I’m going to see my shrink after lunch today.”;

to meet to raise a complaint – “She asked to see the manager.”;

to picture something in the mind – “I can’t see how she does it with all of those children.”

It is easy to see how these two words can be interchangeable and confusing if not used in the right context. For new English language learners this is just a small introduction into the use of ‘Look’ and ‘See’.

Continue to ‘look’ around this site to ‘see’ what you can find that will help you in understanding and using this wonderful language we call English.

If you have any more tips on how to use ‘Look’ and ‘See’ add them to the comment section.

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Fun With Dick and Jane

Fun With Dick and Jane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look and See, so simple yet difficult.

 

While on my journey a woman said to me, “Anybody not look for any people when they are home.” Clearly she meant to say, “Nobody will see any people when they are home.”

 

When I tried to explain that she should use ‘see’ instead of ‘look’ because they will not see anybody when they are home, she had a confused look on her face.

 

Look at Jane run faster than Dick.

 

A person listening to someone else speaking will automatically put together what is being said with how it is being said to facilitate understanding.

 

To completely understand speech we must first process the non-linguistic properties, i.e. properties not relating to language. When you are only passing through a new town or country, sometimes that’s all time will permit – so non-verbal communication kicks in and is a sufficient replacement.

 

 

Look can have several meanings.

 

As a verb, ‘Look’ means:

to look at something for a reason – “They looked everywhere for the missing child.”;

with an intention – “Look at that three-legged cat”;

to turn the eyes toward something – “Look me in the eyes and tell me the truth.”;

to express something- “She had a disappointed look on her face when she saw the room.”;

appear fitting for something – “She looks every bit of her age.”

 

As a noun, ‘Look’, can mean:

an appearance or fashion – “She has the perfect look for the job.”;

the act of looking – “Take a look at this.”;

the way something appears – “It looks like it will rain today.”;

 

LOOKS LIKE THIS IS THE END.

Have you ever looked around and not seen?

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Countries, Nationalities and Languages in English

This chart shows the CountryLanguage and Nationality of some countries from around the world.

DID YOU KNOW? Demonym is another name for Nationality – demos (Greek for populace) and onym (suffix for ‘name’)

  • Language and nationality names are often, but not always similar. For example: French – the language, and French the nationality are the same in the case of France.. However, English – the language, and American – the nationality are not the same in the case of The United States.
  • All countries, languages and nationalities are always capitalized in English. This is because country, language and nationality names are proper names of countries, languages and nationalities.

        All country names are unique, otherwise there would be confusion about where you were.

 Nationality Pronunciation  Country  Language  Nationality
One syllable
France French French
Greece Greek Greek
ends in ‘-ish’
Britain English British
Denmark Danish Danish
Finland Finnish Finnish
Poland Polish Polish
Spain Spanish Spanish
Sweden Swedish Swedish
Turkey Turkish Turkish
ends in ‘-an’
Germany German German
Mexico Spanish Mexican
The United States English American
ends in ‘-ian’ or ‘-ean’
Australia English Australian
Brazil Portuguese Brazilian
Egypt Arabic Egyptian
Jordan Arabic Jordanian
Hungary Hungarian Hungarian
Korea Korean Korean
Russia Russian Russian
ends in ‘-ese’
China Chinese Chinese
Japan Japanese Japanese
Sudan Arabic Sudanese

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