English Lesson for ESL Students – chain, drag

The dog is chained.

The gate has been chained.

The horses are dragging a sled.

A) The dog is chained. (a)
B) The dog is free.
C) The dog is running around.

A) The gate has been opened.
B) The man is chaining the gate.
C) The gate has been chained. (a)

A) A man is riding a horse.
B) The horses are dragging a sled. (a)
C) The horses are pushing a sled.

Is the dog chained? Yes.

Has the gate been opened? No. It has been chained.

What are the horses doing? They are dragging a sled.

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Studying English through Pictures – ESL Lesson – plummet, carve

People are plummeting downwards on a ride.

The man is carving a block of ice.

A block of ice has been carved.

A) People are plummeting downwards on a ride. (a)
B) People are going up a river on a ride.
C) People are reaching the summit of a mountain.

A) The man is carving a stone.
B) The man is carving a block of ice. (a)
C) A block of ice is being carried.

A) A block of ice is being carved.
B) A man is carving a tree trunk.
C) A block of ice has been carved. (a)

Are people plummeting downwards on a ride? Yes.

What is the man carving? He is carving a block of ice.

Has a stone been carved? No. A block of ice has been carved.

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ESL Self-Study Video – English Lesson – tuck, untuck, tag

The man’s shirt is tucked in.

The man’s shirt is untucked.

The dog is tugging at the hem of the person’s pants.

A) The man’s shirt is tucked in. (a)
B) The man’s shirt is untucked.
C) The man’s shirt is sleeveless.

A) The man’s shirt is tucked in.
B) The man’s shirt has an image on the back.
C) The man’s shirt is untucked. (a)

A) The dog is tugging at the hem of the person’s pants. (a)
B) Two dogs are tugging a rope.
C) The dog is biting at the person’s shoe.

Is the man’s shirt tucked in? Yes.

Is the man’s shirt tucked in? No. It is untucked.

What is the dog doing? It is tugging at the hem of the person’s pants.

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English through Pictures – ESL Lesson – pick, pluck, skim

Strawberries have been picked.

A person is plucking a berry.

The man is skimming a stone across the water.

A) Strawberries are growing in the field.
B) People are picking strawberries.
C) Strawberries have been picked. (a)

A) A person is plucking a berry. (a)
B) A person is planting berries.
C) A person is cutting a branch off.

A) The man is skimming leaves from the river.
B) The man is skimming a stone across the water. (a)
C) The man is skimming over a book on the shore.

What has been picked? Strawberries have been picked.

What is a person doing? A person is plucking a berry.

What is the man doing? He is skimming a stone across the water.

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Learning English through Pictures – ESL Lesson – single file, look over, hover

A woman and children are walking in single file on a path.

The girl is looking over her shoulder.

Mist is hovering above the water.

A) The woman is walking ahead of the children.
B) A woman and children are walking side by side in a line.
C) A woman and children are walking in single file on a path. (a)

A) The girl is looking over her shoulder. (a)
B) The girl is looking forward.
C) The girl is swimming in the water.

A) The sky is cloudy.
B) Mist is hovering above the water. (a)
C) Birds are hovering above the water.

Are a woman and children walking in single file on a path? Yes.

Is the girl looking forward? No. She is looking over her shoulder.

What is hovering above the water? Mist is hovering above the water.

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ESL Self-Study Video – bloom, strip, cage

Flowers are in bloom.

The timber’s bark has been stripped off.

The birds are caged.

A) The color of the flowers is the same.
B) Flowers are in bloom. (a)
C) The plants have buds but no flowers yet.

A) The timber’s bark has been stripped off. (a)
B) A timber is being cut.
C) A worker is stripping off the timber’s bark.

A) The birds are flying.
B) The birds are caged. (a)
C) The birds are eating.

Are flowers in bloom? Yes.

Is the timber’s bark being stripped off? No. It has already been stripped off.

Are the birds caged? Yes.

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English Self-Study Lesson for ESL Students – embroider, bloom, open

“All things grow with love” is embroidered on the cushion.

The roses are in bloom.

The envelope has been opened up.

A) A man has just written “All things grow with love” on a white board.
B) “All things grow with love” is embroidered on the cushion. (a)
C) “All things grow with love” is being embroidered on a cloth.

A) The roses are in bloom. (a)
B) The flowers have withered.
C) The garden is being raked.

A) The envelope is being opened up.
B) The envelope is sealed.
C) The envelope has been opened up. (a)

What is embroidered on the cushion? “All things grow with love” is embroidered on the cushion.

Are the roses in bloom? Yes.

Is the envelope sealed? No. It has been opened up.

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