Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bonsai life - Vocabulary



Vocabulary
I. Look at the phrasal verb underlined in the following sentence.
“I feel like giving it up. (give up).
What does it mean?
‘Give’ is a verb and ‘up’ is a preposition. Such combinations are called phrasal verbs. A phrasal verb normally gives a meaning different from the meaning of its parts.
‘Give up’ means ‘to stop doing something’.
Refer to a dictionary and find out the meaning of some more phrasal verbs beginning with ‘give’ and ‘look’.
give  in                  ___________                                   look  after           ___________
give  out               ___________                                   look  up                ___________
give  away           ___________                                   look  into             ___________

Use the above phrasal verbs in your own sentences.
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5. _______________________________________________________
6. _______________________________________________________

II. Look at the simile in the following sentence.
Without it, she will have to live under her husband’s thumb ‘like a scorpion under a slipper’.
The life of a homemaker is compared to a scorpion under a slipper. When we compare two things, we often use the word ‘like’.

Here are a few more examples of similes.
  1. He roars like a lion.
  2. They eat like wolves.
A. Look at the following similes.
a)      bright like a full moon
b)      sleep like a log
c)       eat like a bird
d)      beautiful like a rose
e)      sweet like honey

Now write five sentences using the above similes.
1. _______________________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________________
4. _______________________________________________________
5. _______________________________________________________
III. Make  some  idioms  from  the words  in  circles and use  them  in your own sentences, one  is done for you.

fish
thorn
sore
top
cat

out of
in
on
of

the world
water
back foot
the wall
flesh

Idiom                                             Sentence
fish out of water                             When he was away  from home, he felt like a fish out of water.
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