Senses vocabulary discuss and agree

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Discussion with vocabulary related to sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste

Level: Advanced
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
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Published: 20th Jul 2022

Senses vocabulary discuss and agree

Discussion with vocabulary related to sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste

Useful phrases for doing the activity

  • … looks/ smells/ sounds… but I think it’s actually…
  • I can’t smell/ see/ hear… very well.
  • I don’t like it if people look at/ smell/ hear/ see/ feel/ touch my …
  • I spend a lot of time looking at/ listening to things which…
  • I think … tastes/ looks/ smells/ feels/ sounds better than… (because/ even though…)
  • I think that I sound/ look… (even when…/ although…)
  • I think that… smells/ looks/ tastes/ feels/ sounds (exactly/ more or less/ somewhat/ a little) like… (even though…)
  • I think that… would make … smell/ taste/ feel/ look/ sound better.
  • I try not to look at/ smell/ touch/ taste/ listen to… because it’s…
  • I would be tempted to buy something that looks/ smells/ tastes/ sounds/ feels (like)…
  • I’d like to invent something which smells/ looks/ tastes/ feels/ sounds (like)…
  • If I look at/ smell/ hear/ listen to/ touch/ feel/ see…, I do it…
  • If something looks/ smells/ feels/ sounds/ tastes (like)…, you should…
  • If you look at/ smell/ taste/ touch/ listen to…, you should do it …
  • In my opinion, … feels/ sounds/ tastes/ looks/ smells too… (to/ for…)
  • It’s better to taste/ smell/ look at/ touch/ listen to… than to…
  • The best thing about… is that it tastes/ looks/ smells/ feels/ sounds (like)…
  • The best thing to listen to/ look at/ smell/ taste/ touch when… is…
  • The best way to make yourself feel… is to listen to/ smell/ look at/ touch/ taste…
  • The best way to smell/ look at/ see/ taste/ touch/ feel/ hear/ listen to… is…
  • The way that… smells/ looks/ tastes/ feels/ sounds makes me…
  • The worst thing about… is that it tastes/ looks/ smells/ feels/ sounds (like)…
  • Things which look/ sound/ taste/ smell/ feel (like) … make me feel nostalgic.
  • When I look at/ smell/ hear/ listen to/ touch/ feel/ see…, I do it…
  • You should be careful when you look at/ listen to/ smell/ taste/ touch…, because…

Ask about any vocabulary or sentence stems which you couldn’t use, don’t understand, etc.

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Suggested vocabulary to discuss and agree on

artificial

barely/ hardly

beautiful

carefully

closely

cool

cute

dangerous

dull

fake

from close (up)

from far away

gaze

glance

horrible

in the dark

in the distance

Instagrammable

inviting

longingly

look (at/ like)

make out

odd/ strange

old

peek

peep

pictures/ photos

picturesque

pretty

revolting

ridiculous

(can/ can’t) see

shiny

silly

squint

stare

strain to

stylish

through

UFO

watch

with difficulty

aggressive

angry

attentively

avidly

barely/ hardly

bass

carefully

clearly

deep/ low

electronic

for gist

for key words

funky

funny

harsh

haunting

(can/n’t) hear

high pitched

in silence

intently

listen to

melodic

muffled

music

noise

noisy

odd

out of tune

over the noise

patiently

podcast

quiet(ly)

radio

rumour/ gossip

scary

soft

soothing

sound

sound like

squeaky

strange

sympathetically

weird

blunt

brush (against)

bumpy

coarse

cold/ freezing

comforting

cool

cosy

crisp

crunchy

damp/ moist

dry

(can/ can’t) feel

feel like

finger

fluffy

greasy/ oily

hard

hot/ boiling

itchy

jagged

lumpy

odd

on the skin

rough

rub

sharp

silky

slimy

smooth

soft

soggy

sticky

strange

stroke

texture

touch

velvety

warm

weird

alcoholic

bitter

bland

delicious

disgusting

exotic

fishy

fruity

funny

junky

odd

overwhelming

poisonous

revolting

rich

salty

sample

slightly

sour

spicy/ hot

strange

strong(ly)

subtly

sweet

(can/n’t) taste

taste like

tasteless

the difference

try

weakly

weird

wrong

yucky

yummy

 

aromatic

awful

delicious

disgusting

evocative

exotic

fishy

fresh

fruity

funny/ odd

lovely

off/ rotten

out of date

pungent

putrid

rank

reek

revolting

(can/n’t) smell

smell like

smell of

sniff

stink

strange

strong(ly)

terrible

unbearable

vaguely

weird

yucky

yummy

 

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Brainstorming stage

Without looking above, brainstorm vocabulary related to each of the five senses into the table below. Many words not above are also possible.

sight

sound

touch

taste

smell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Compare with above. Many other answers are possible, so please ask if you wrote something different.

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