Topic: Body Movements (verbs)



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: body movements. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

stretch (v) to move your arms, legs, and other body parts
When I get up in the morning, I always stretch my arms and legs.
bend (v) to move your body so it’s not straight
Sometimes people bend at the waist to exercise.
crawl (v) to move on your hands and knees
I had to crawl through the hole.
jump (v) to push your body upward into the air or over something
Can you jump over the water
wave (v) to raise your hand and move it side to side
I had to wave my hand to get your attention.
lean (v) to move the top part of the body in one direction or against something
Lean your head back and rest.
catch (v) to use your hands to stop and hold something
Are you ready to catch the ball?
throw (v) to send something through the air with your hand
Throw the ball to me.
pick up (v – phrase) to grab a hold of something or remove from the floor
Pick up your pen and start writing.
put down (v – phrase) to lay an object in your hand somewhere
Put down your pen when you finish the test.


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Is it important to move our bodies? Why or why not?
  2. What are some other body movement verbs?
  3. Give me an example of someone who crawls.
  4. What are some sports where players throw?
  5. What are some things people lean on?
  6. When do people wave?
  7. When do people stretch?
  8. Tell me some things people pick up.
  9. Tell me some things people put down.
  10. When do people jump?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.


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