Feb 15, 2014

R.I.P.D. - Verbs of Perception


Great film. Funny and thrilling. This scene is awesome, perfect for verbs of perception.


The verb of perception (see, watch, notice, hear, listen, smell, feel) are followed by bare infinitive or by -ing form (present participle).
  • If we want to say that we heard or saw the whole action from beginning to end, we usually use bare infinitive

  • I saw him sign the cheque.
  • If we want to say that only saw or heard part of the action, we use -ing form

  • I saw the consultant waiting in reception.
    (I saw consultant. He was waiting in reception.)


I. Watch the movie segment. Then write sentences with the verbs of perception provided below to make the sentence logical and meaningful, according to the segment. What did he see someone/something do (ing) the moment he died? Use the following verbs of perception. You MUST use all of the given verbs. Follow the example:

SEE / NOTICE / WATCH / HEAR / LISTEN / SMELL / FEEL



video


1. PIECES OF WOOD / FALL 
Ex: He saw pieces of wood falling.

2. people / shoot at one another

3. the barn / burn

4. a helicopter / fly

5. a bird / fly fast

6. a big airplane / fly close to him

7. something / pull him into the clouds

8. a woman / try to tell him he was dead.
Answer key:

Answers may vary, but here are some possible answers. Make sure the students use different verbs of perception. 



1. PIECES OF WOOD / FALL 
Ex: He saw pieces of wood falling.

2. He saw pieces of wood falling.
3. He watched some people shooting at one another.
4. He saw the barn burning.
5. He watched a helicopter flying.
6. He noticed a bird flying fast.
7. He watched a big airplane flying next to him.
8. He felt something pulling him into the clouds.
9. He listened to a woman trying to tell him he was dead.


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