Important English Words for ESL Students – dress, glisten, dig

The men are dressed in suits.

The waves are glistening in the sun.

A hole has been dug.

A) The men are walking down a hall.
B) The men are gathered in a circle.
C) The men are dressed in suits. (a)

A) The waves are glistening in the sun. (a)
B) There is a reflection of the moon on the water.
C) The waves are very rough.

A) Men are digging a hole.
B) A hole has been dug . (a)
C) A hole is being dug.

What are the men dressed in? They are dressed in suits.

Are the waves glistening in the sun? Yes.

Has a hole been dug? Yes.

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ESL Self-Training Video – English Lesson – cut, dangle, dress

The person is cutting a potato into pieces.

A pair of shoes is dangling from a rope.

The men are dressed in uniforms.

A) The potato is being peeled.
B) The person is washing the cutting board.
C) The person is cutting a potato into pieces. (a)

A) A man is putting on a pair of shoes.
B) A pair of shoes is dangling from a rope. (a)
C) A pair of shoes is being hung up.

A) The men are dressed in uniforms. (a)
B) The men are putting on their uniforms.
C) A man is trying on a uniform in a dressing room.

What is the person doing? The person is cutting a potato into pieces.

What is dangling from a rope? A pair of shoes is dangling from a rope.

Are the men dressed in uniforms? Yes.

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ESL Online Course – English Lesson – crane, curve, cut

The giraffe has craned its neck to eat leaves.

The road curves.

The person is cutting a potato in half.

A) A worker is operating a crane.
B) The giraffe is eating food which is on the ground.
C) The giraffe has craned its neck to eat leaves. (A)

A) The road runs straight.
B) The road curves. (A)
C) The road is jammed with cars.

A) The person is cutting a potato in half. (A)
B) The person is peeling a potato.
C) The potato has been cut into pieces.

Has the giraffe craned its neck to eat leaves? Yes.

Does the road run straight? No. It curves.

What is the person doing? The person is cutting a potato in half.

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ESL Self-Study Course for Beginners – yank, appear, beach

The dog is yanking on the girl’s jacket.
A woman appears on the monitor.
Boats have been beached.

A) The dog is on a leash.
B) The dog is yanking on the girl’s jacket.
C) The girl is rubbing the dog.

A) A woman appears on the monitor.
B) A woman is watching TV.
C) A monitor is being fixed.

A) A boat is being hauled onto the beach.
B) Boats have been beached.
C) People are sailing boats.

What is the dog doing? It is yanking on the girl’s jacket.

Who appears on the monitor? A woman appears on the monitor.

Have boats been beached? Yes.

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ESL Video for Beginners – unwind, wiggle, wind up

The plant is going to unwind.

A worm is wiggling on a branch.

The rope is wound up.

A) The plant is going to furl up.
B) The plant is going to unwind. (a)
C) The plant is being cut off.

A) A worm is hanging from a branch.
B) The worm has fallen off the branch.
C) A worm is wiggling on a branch. (a)

A) The rope is wound up. (a)
B) The rope is tangled.
C) The rope is being wound up by a man.

Is the plant going to furl up? No. It is going to unwind.

Is a worm wiggling on a branch? Yes.

Is the rope tangled? No. It is wound up.

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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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