Learning Basic English Words – tab, tattoo, trek

The files are tabbed.

The person is tattooed with a sun.

The woman is trekking on a mountain.

A) The files are stacked on the floor.
B) A worker is filing documents.
C) The files are tabbed. (a)

A) The person is tattooed with a sun. (a)
B) The person is being tattooed.
C) The sun is setting.

A) The woman is trekking on a mountain. (a)
B) The woman is walking across a street.
C) The road is paved.

Are the files tabbed? Yes.

What is the person tattooed with? The person is tattooed with a sun.

What is the woman doing? She is trekking on a mountain.

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Basic English Words for ESL Students – smolder, stuff, sink

The building is smoldering.

The pocket is stuffed with a cell phone.

The boat has sunk.

A) The building is blazing.
B) Water is being sprayed on the building.
C) The building is smoldering. (A)

A) The person is putting a cell phone into the pocket.
B) The cell phone is being taken from the pocket.
C) The pocket is stuffed with a cell phone. (A)

A) The boat is afloat in the water.
B) The boat has sunk. (A)
C) The water is very muddy.

Is the building blazing? No. It is smoldering.

What is the pocket stuffed with? It is stuffed with a cell phone.

What has happened to the boat? It has sunk.

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ESL Words – Basic Level – slither, smolder, drift away

The snake is slithering.

The mountains are smoldering.

The smoke is drifting away.

A) The snake has coiled itself.
B) The snake has its tongue stuck out.
C) The snake is slithering. (A)

A) The sky is completely dark.
B) The mountains are smoldering. (A)
C) Firefighters are putting out the fire from the air.

A) The smoke is drifting away. (A)
B) The incense stick has been put out.
C) A man is lighting the incense stick.

Is the snake slithering? Yes.

What is happening to the mountains? They are smoldering.

Is the smoke drifting away? Yes.

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Self-Study Video for ESL Students – sit, skim, slalom

A lamp sits on the side table.

An airboat is skimming across the water.

The skier is slaloming down.

A) A man is turning on the lamp.
B) A lamp sits on the side table. (A)
C) The lamp has been turned off.

A) There are several people on the airboat.
B) The airboat is at a pier.
C) An airboat is skimming across the water. (A)

A) The skier is slaloming down. (A)
B) Two skiers are competing.
C) The skier is turning to his right.

What sits on the side table? A lamp sits on the side table.

Is the airboat at a pier? No. It is skimming across the water.

Is the skier slaloming down? Yes.

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Teach Yourself English Words – light up, set, sit

The fireworks have lit up the sky.

The sun is setting.

A vase with flowers sits on the side table.

A) The fireworks have lit up the sky. (A)
B) Fireworks are being produced in a factory.
C) The sky is dim.

A) The sun is setting. (A)
B) There are people looking at the sunset.
C) The sun is covered with clouds.

A) The vase is being put on the table by a lady.
B) A vase with flowers sits on the side table. (A)
C) A lady is sitting on the chair.

Have the fireworks lit up the sky? Yes.

Is the sun setting? Yes.

What sits on the side table besides a cup? A vase with flowers sits on the side table.

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English Vocabulary Words for ESL EFL Students – light up, scoop up, scribble

The Christmas tree has been lit up.

The digger is going to scoop up sand.

The chair has been scribbled on.

A) The digger is going to scoop up sand. (A)
B) Some workers are carrying sand.
C) Some workers are digging a hole.

A) A student is scribbling on the chair.
B) The chair has been scribbled on. (A)
C) The chair is being painted.

A) The Christmas tree has been lit up. (A)
B) The light of the Christmas tree has been turned off.
C) The Christmas tree is being decorated.

Is a student scribbling on the chair? No. It has already been scribbled on.

Has the Christmas tree been lit up? Yes.

Is the digger going to scoop up sand? Yes.

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Basic Words in English for ESL Students – Q & A

What is written on the sign? “NO FISHING” is written on the sign.

Have the candles been put out? No. They have been lit.

Have prices been raised? No. They have been lowered.

Is the dog standing on two legs? Yes.

Is the airplane landing? No. It is taking off.

Has the ship been moored? Yes.

What are they going to do? They are going to pitch a tent.

Have the tents been taken down? No. They have been pitched.

Are the metal plates riveted? Yes.

Has the paper bag been crumpled? Yes.

What is the person going to do? The person is going to dig up dirt.

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