ESL Vocabulary Lesson – Inscribe, Hand-lettered, Column

Words and a mark are inscribed on the medal.

A hand-lettered sign is placed on the yard.

A woman and children are walking in a column.

A) Words are being written on a piece of paper.
B) A man is inscribing a stone.
C) Words and a mark are inscribed on the medal.

A) A hand-lettered sign is placed on the yard.
B) A girl is writing something on the sign.
C) The sign is made of metal.

A) A woman and children are walking side-by-side.
B) A woman and children are walking in a column.
C) The children are following the woman.

Are words and mark inscribed on the medal? Yes.
What are inscribed on the medal? Words and a mark are inscribed on the medal.

Is a hand-lettered sign placed on the yard? Yes.
What is placed on the yard? A hand-lettered sign is placed on the yard.

Are a woman and children walking in a column? Yes.
Are a woman and children walking side-by-side? No. They are walking in a column.

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ESL Vocabulary Lesson – Wring, Cling, Atop

The man is wringing a cloth.

The gorilla’s infant is clinging to its parent.

A bird has perched atop the statue.

A) The man is wringing a cloth. (a)
B) The man is putting on clothes.
C) The man is holding a ring in his hands.

A) The gorilla’s infant is following to its parent.
B) The gorilla is cradling its infant.
C) The gorilla’s infant is clinging to its parent. (a)

A) A bird has perched at the statue’s feet.
B) A bird has perched atop the statue. (a)
C) A bird has perched atop a building.

Is the man washing a cloth? No. He is wringing a cloth.
What is the man doing? He is wringing a cloth.

Is the gorilla’s infant clinging to its parent? Yes.

Has the bird perched at the statue’s feet? No. It has perched atop the statue.
Where has the bird perched? It has perched atop the statue.

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ESL Vocabulary Lesson – Spiral, Tape something off, Manicure

The stairs spiral.

The site is taped off.

The lawn is well manicured.

A) The stairs are straight.
B) The stairs go around the building.
C) The stairs spiral. (a)

A) The site is taped off. (a)
B) A police officer is taping off the site.
C) A man is videotaping the site.

A) A man is trimming the lawn.
B) The lawn is well manicured. (a)
C) The lawn is ruffled.

Do the stairs spiral? Yes.

Is the site taped off? Yes.

Is the lawn well manicured? Yes.
Is the lawn ruffled? No. It is well manicured.

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ESL Vocabulary Lesson – Twine, Smear

The tree is twined with a vine.

The two fingers are twined.

The child has smeared her mouth with spaghetti sauce.

A) The tree is twined with a vine. (a)
B) The vine is straight.
C) Many vines are growing along the tree.

A) The hand is fisted.
B) The two fingers are twined. (a)
C) All the fingers are stretched out.

A) The child has smeared her mouth with milk.
B) The child has smeared her mouth with spaghetti sauce. (a)
C) The child has her mouth opened.

Is the tree twined with a vine? Yes.
What is the tree twined with? It is twined with a vine.

Are the two fingers twined? Yes.
What are twined? Two fingers are twined.

Has the child smeared her mouth with spaghetti sauce? Yes.
What has the child smeared her mouth with? She has smeared her mouth with spaghetti sauce.

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Perch, Heave, Pencil – ESL Vocabulary Words

The bird is perching on a branch.

Sailors are heaving a rope.

The sketch is being penciled.

A) The bird is perching on a branch. (a)
B) The bird is pecking a hole on a branch.
C) The bird is resting on a nest.

A) People are fishing.
B) Sailors are heaving a rope. (a)
C) Sailors are pulling a boat.

A) A person is writing a letter in pencil.
B) A person is sketching in ink.
C) The sketch is being penciled. (a)

Is the bird perching on a fence? No. It is perching on a branch.
What is the bird perching on? It is perching on a branch.

Are the sailors heaving a rope? Yes.
What are the sailors doing? They are heaving a rope.

Is the sketch being penciled? Yes.
Is the sketch being inked? No. It is being penciled.

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Sport, Partition, Soil – ESL Vocabulary

The woman is sporting a huge hat.

Each telephone booth is partitioned off by glass.

The boy has soiled his face and his shirt with spaghetti sauce.

A) The woman is putting on a cap.
B) The woman is sporting a huge hat. (a)
C) The woman is playing a sport.

A) Each telephone booth is partitioned off by glass. (a)
B) A man is using a telephone.
C) Each booth is occupied.

A) The boy has spaghetti in his mouth.
B) The boy’s face has been cleaned.
C) The boy has soiled his face and his shirt with spaghetti sauce. (a)

Is the woman sporting a huge hat? Yes.
What is the woman sporting? She is sporting a huge hat.

Is each telephone booth partitioned off by glass? Yes.
What is each telephone booth partitioned off by? It is partitioned off by glass.

Has the boy soiled his face and his shirt with spaghetti sauce? Yes.
What has the boy soiled his face and his shirt with? He has soiled them with spaghetti sauce.

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Snuff, Thumb, Straddle – ESL Vocabulary

The person has just snuffed out the cigarette.

The woman is thumbing a ride.

The cat is straddling on a rail.

A) The person is smoking.
B) The person has just snuffed out the cigarette. (a)
C) The person has just lit a cigarette.

A) The woman is thumbing a ride. (a)
B) The woman is riding a bike.
C) The woman is thumbing a book.

A) The cat is running on a rail.
B) The cat is lying on its back on a rail.
C) The cat is straddling on a rail. (a)

Has the person just lit the cigarette? No. The person has just snuffed out the cigarette.
What has the person just snuffed out? The person has just snuffed out the cigarette.

Is the woman thumbing a ride? Yes.
What is the woman doing? She is thumbing a ride.

Is the cat straddling on a rail? Yes.
What is the cat doing on a rail? It is straddling on a rail.

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