Make, Take, Do – Listening + English Grammar Exercises

Put your English listening skills to the test with this exercise.

The following video is from Family Ties, an American sit-com that will make you laugh a lot as well as help you practice your English.
Do you have trouble using the verbs make, take and do correctly? We’re coming to the rescue!
Watch the video and try the following exercises to practice and improve your skills.

Let us know your scores in the comments!

Make, take, do | Listening I

Fill in the blanks with either do, make, or take

Make, take, do | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blank using the given words.

Make, take, do

Complete the sentences with the correct verb.

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Four Ways to Describe a Photograph

We see hundreds of photographs every day. Whether it’s on social media or in advertisements; photos are a huge part of our lives. They allow us to document special moments, educate about current events and communicate emotions. Photos have started revolutions and helped to overthrow dictators. They also allow us to relive our favorite memories and see people who may no longer be with us. It is useful to be able to describe the technical aspects of a photograph.

 

Foreground v Background

When you want to describe something in a photograph, you may need to indicate if it is in the foreground or the background. The foreground the part of the image that is closer to you, and the background is the the part that is far away.

“In the foreground there are four men walking.”

“In the background there is a long street with cars parked on the sides of the road.”

The Beatles’ Road Into History on Abbey Road, Iain Macmillan

Color or Greyscale/Black&White

Most photos are taken either in Color or in Greyscale (also known as “black and white”). In the past, it was only possible to make photos in greyscale. Today, whether a photo is in color or greyscale is an artistic choice.

“This photo of the Hindenburg disaster is in greyscale.”

“Today most photos are taken in color.”

The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere 1937

Landscape (horizontal) or Portrait (vertical)

The terms “portrait” and “landscape” can describe the subject of a photo: “portrait” meaning that it is a photo of a person and “landscape” meaning it is a photo of a natural scene. However, these terms can also be used to describe the orientation of a photo. A photo take horizontally is in “landscape orientation” and a photo taken vertically is in “portrait orientation”.

“This photo is in portrait orientation.”

“If you take a photo of a mountain, it will probably be in landscape orientation.”

Dorothea Lange | Migrant Mother | 1936

Natural or Artificial Lighting

Lighting is the most important factor in photography! “Photography” literally means “the study of light”. So the type of light the photographer uses is very important and can change the mood and quality of the photo. A photographer may use “natural light,” meaning light from the sun, or “The photographer used artificial lighting.”

“Landscape photos are almost always made with natural light.”

 

Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite, California. Ansel Adams. 1960

 

Present Continuous – English Grammar Exercise

You can use present continuous to describe actions happening right now, in the present. It can also be used to talk about things that are going to happen in the future. Check out some examples below!

Actions happening right now

She is eating a sandwich.
They are doing their homework.

Actions in the future

Tomorrow I am going to the beach.
We are eating dinner at 8 o’clock tonight.

You can form the present continuous by using the present tense of “be” + a verb with -ing.

Try this quiz to practice the present continuous.

Present Continuous Quiz

Complete the sentences with the present continuous form of the given verb.

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