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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #89560: 13 ways of seeing
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    13 ways of seeing


      13 different ways of looking

     to see: to perceive with eyes
     You can see a windmill in the distance.  

     to look (at): to turn your eyes towards 
     so that you can see it.

     Look, a falling star!


     to watch: to look attentively,
      for a period time, at some activity or event.
                   (game, television, film...)

      bird-watching: observation des oiseaux

     At the end of the day, after a long walk,
     they sat on a bench and watched the sunset.



    to frown: to make an angry expression,
                       moving  your eyebrows together.


     He frowned when I told him I didn't believe
     what he had said.


     to blink:
    to shut and open your eyes quickly.



     The young girl blinked as she came out
     into the bright sunlight.

      to wink: to shut one eye briefly as
             a signal or to show that something
             is a joke.


     She winked at me and I knew she was joking.


     to glance: to take a quick look at
                         someone or something.


     She anxiously glanced around.
     to glimpse: to see someone or something
                        by chance for a very short time.
     I glimpsed a figure at the door of the
     to gape (at sth. / sb.)
                      to look for a long time at
                     something with your mouth open.
     The baby gaped in amazement at the
     illuminated fir tree.
     to stare: to look fixedly at someone or 
     Don't stare at this old lady like that,
     it's not polite.


     to peep: to look furtively especially 
                      through small opening.
                      (while trying not to be seen).

        a Peeping Tom (un voyeur)

    Somebody is peeping through the blind!

     to peer: to look at something or
      somebody  with difficulty or concentration, 
      especially when you cannot see it clearly.
     With his night vision binoculars Mark
      peered into the darkness.

     to squint:
          to look with your eyes partly closed
     He squinted when he looked towards
      the sun.

                        young bird-watcher

    young bird-watcher

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     Mum is buying some sugar; meanwhile Sonia  in wonder at a large jar of sweets.

     - The black panther is !
     - Does that mean that we'd better not stay here?

     These children are playing blind man's buff. The little boy with a blindfold can't  the others but he can hear them.  

     Why did she  at me? I should have asked her.                                 

     Freddy doesn't know his alphabet very well. The teacher is  at him.        

     Bob, don't sleep!  the blackboard and listen to me please or you will never pass your exam.       

     You will never guess what we saw yesterday!  We saw Richard  through the keyhole of the boss's office.

     Ann and Ken are playing hide-and-seek. Ann  over her shoulder to see if Ken is coming.     

    - Hello! Is Peter  the football match?
    - Either that or he is sleeping in front of the television!

     John took a bundle of papers from a drawer and  over his glasses at the small print.            

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