This week, in Connect Eikaiwa’s (コネクト英会話) blog we will look into one of the most commonly used parts of English, our senses. This is usually taught to higher level English learners but I like to teach this to Elementary students because it’s easy to learn and good to use when giving your opinions.
So we have our 5 senses: Sight, Touch, Hearing, Smell, and Taste. Now let’s see how they are used.
Don’t forget the sentence structure, SVO (Subject, Verb, Object). The object in the examples below are adjectives.
When we use out touch we feel.
- It feels really hot today. I don’t like summer.
- Thanks for the massage. It felt nice.
- Your cat’s fur feels so soft.
When we use our eyes to see something we look at it.
- That purple dress looks nice on you.
- They look very sad. Are they okay?
When we use our hearing, we use the word ‘sound.’
- A: Do you want to grab lunch with me later?
- B: That sounds nice. Let’s go to the burger shop.
- I love Lorde’s new album. It sounds great. Yayaya… Yayaya
When we use our sense of smell, we use the word ‘smell.’ This one is easy to remember.
- I smell bad today. I really need a shower.
- A: This cheese smells bad.
- B: All cheese smells bad. That’s what makes it special.
The same as smell, when we taste food, we use the word ‘taste.’
- This spaghetti tastes a little hard. I think I didn’t cook it enough.
- The fruits taste really sour.
****Be careful with this one. A common mistake is saying, “It is a sour taste” when it should be “It tastes sour.” When we describe things, we usually use ‘taste’ as a verb.****
Wasn’t that easy? Now you can describe experiences much better than before.
Describe the things around you in the comment section.
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