Saturday, October 17, 2015

The difference between say, tell, talk, speak and discuss

Most of my students tend to use the verbs say and tell interchangeably probably because there’s no such difference in their native language(s), so I found this worksheet from In Company Pre-intermediate Teacher’s Book (Macmillan Publishers) which focuses on the difference between say, tell, talk, speak and discuss. Some common collocations are provided but it might be a good idea to explain to your students the transitive/intransitive difference between tell andsay before you use this worksheet. In the last part of the worksheet some collocations of give are also included. You can download the worksheet here!