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Stative and dynamic verbs

 

It is possible to classify verbs as either states (also called stative verbs) or actions (also called dynamic verbs). As some verbs can express both states and actions (see the example of 'have' above), it is sometimes better to talk about stative meanings and dynamic meanings than simply s...Read more

 

The following ESL resources are available for Stative and dynamic verbs:

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quiz (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover 

Global Intermediate Coursebook

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Pages 6 - 7  state and action verbs
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 6 Digital  Pages 54 - 55
(1) Analysis using examples from reading : (Online - Jessica Adams page 53)
(2) Listening : six dialogues. Ss decide if verbs are dynamic or stative.
(3) Short error correction exercise (individual sentences)

 
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 67 
Gapped sentences (decide whether stative or dynamic and choose simple or continuous aspect; match with responses.
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
 
62 - 65 Stative and action verbs  Pages 62 - 65
Verbs with stative and dynamic meanings.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)