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Word of the Day : High and Tall

WHAT IS HIGH AND WHAT IS TALL?

This forest has very tall trees

  • TALL. This simple idea is easy to remember: if a thing is higher than it is wide, then we use Tall .

People , trees , ladders, street lamps,  buildings with a lot of floors are Tall

I am 1,70 cm tall

I live in a very tall building. It has 20 floors

  • HIGH: we use high for things which are wider.

There are some high mountains in Austria

Prisons have very high walls

A BIT MORE?

  • When talking about measurements, Tall is used for people and High for things. So, as you can see there are things that can be “tall” or “high” depending on the context

I am 1,70 cm tall

This building is 25 m high (tall) / I live in a very tall building

  • The adjective High is used when talking about distance above the ground

The shelf is too high for me to reach. Can you help me?

  • Parts of the body are long, not tall

TEST YOURSELF
[spoiler title=’The clouds are very … today’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]high[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’This park has very … trees’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]tall[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’The woman is six feet ___’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]tall[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’What is the ___mountain in the world?’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]highest[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’This building is 75 metres ___’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]High ( we are talking about measurement)[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’This is a very ___ building. It has 30 floors.’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]tall (higher than wide)[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’The fence was too ___for a man of his age to climb’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]high[/spoiler]

 

high

Word of the Day: Expressions with MIND

How many expressions do you know containing the word MIND? Have a look at these ones:

Can you guess their meaning? Click to display

[spoiler title=’What gift do you have in mind for Harry?’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’] Intend ( to get)[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’Emily has set her mind on a degree on medicine’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]decided to try and achieve// it can also be followed by “to”[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’You should bear in mind that the text is only one hour’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]remember[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’I must be out of my mind lending Gavin money!’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]crazy[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’I ​tried to ​remember her ​name, but my mind went ​completely ​blank’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]cannot remember anything[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’He turned to go and then seemed to change his mind’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]Adopt a different opinion or plan[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’He made up his mind to attend the meeting although it was a difficult decision’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]Make a decision[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’I do not  have any particular person in mind for this job’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]Be thinking of someone or something[/spoiler]

[spoiler title=’We should take Alice to the cinema tonight.It will take her mind off her exams’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]make her stop thinking about[/spoiler]

Now , try to answer these questions containing expressions with the word “mind”

  1. What do you need to bear in mind when …?
  • buying a second-hand car?
  • setting up your own business?
  • writing a composition?
  1. Are you an indecisive person ? Do you often change your mind? Do you change your mind about trivial things or about more serious ones? When was the last time you changed your mind about something?
  2. Are you planning your next holidays? What sort of holidays do you have in mind?
  3. Do you find it easy to make up your mind ..
  • when you are buying clothes?
  • when the option is telling a lie or telling the truth?
  1. Talk about the last time your mind went blank. Where were you? What were you doing? What happened?
  2. Talk about a time
  • you went out of your mind with grief
  • you wanted something so much , you just went out of your mind and paid a fortune for it
  • you were bored out of your mind
  1. Finish the sentence: It seemed impossible at first but I set my mind on …. and
  2. Where do you go and what do you do to take your mind off your problems?

Test your knowledge below (only for Spanish students)