Lesson one: A day at the beach

Last updated: July 7, 2017 at 23:58 pm

beach photoLast Sunday, at around 3:00 p.m., my friend Jason and I went to the beach. It was crowded. There were many people there. We had a hard time making our way through the crowd. Suddenly, we spotted our friend Tim. We walked in his direction, but at the same time, Jack hailed us from the back. We turned around. Jack offered us two beers. When we turned back, Tim was no longer there. We had a good time at the beach that day.

The words and phrases in bold above may be replaced with another suitable word or phrase, as shown below.

Rewrite the paragraph above, replacing the words or phrases in bold with a suitable word or phrase from the lists below.

Went: headed off, proceeded, started out, drove, made our way, hitched a ride, walked, ran, hurried

Friend: pal, buddy, companion, comrade, colleague, mate, chum, crony, partner, playmate

Crowded: packed, full, packed out, crammed full, jam-packed, teeming, swarming, busy, congested, heaving

Many: loads of, countless, several, various, numerous, scores of, limitless, a myriad of

Hard: difficult, awkward, problematical, tricky, tough, demanding, testing, challenging, grueling, arduous, troublesome

Now read the paragraph below and underline a suitable word or phrase (from the brackets) to replace the word or phrase in bold.

Last Sunday, at around 3:00 p.m., my friend Jason and I went ( headed off, proceeded, started out, drove, made our way, hitched a ride, walked, ran, hurried) to the beach. It was crowded. There were many people there. We had a hard time making our way through the crowd. Suddenly, we spotted our friend Tim. We walked in his direction, but at the same time, Jack hailed us from the back. We turned around. Jack offered us two beers. When we turned back, Tim was no longer there. We had a good time at the beach that day.

A Day at the Beach: Part 2

Last Sunday, at around 3:00 p.m., my buddy Jason and I headed off to the beach. It was swarming. There were countless people there. We had a grueling time making our way through the crowd. Suddenly, we spotted our friend Tim. We walked in his direction, but at the same time, Jack hailed us from the back. We turned around. Jack offered us two beers. When we turned back, Tim was no longer there. We had a good time at the beach that day.

 

Rewrite the paragraph above, replacing the words or phrases in bold with a suitable word or phrase from the lists below.

Suddenly: all of a sudden, out of the blue, unexpectedly, without a warning, from nowhere

Spotted: perceived, observed, distinguished, made out, caught sight of, sighted, glimpsed, noticed, saw

Walked: sauntered, strolled, ambled, marched, strode, paced, hiked, toddled, tottered, staggered, moved, went

At the same time: just then, presently, at that point in time, at that moment

Hailed: yelled for, called to, shouted for, waved to, summoned, cried for

A Day at the Beach: Part 3

Last Sunday, at around 3:00 p.m., my buddy Jason and I headed off to the beach. It was swarming. There were countless people there. We had a grueling time making our way through the crowd. Out of the blue, we caught sight of our friend Tim. We paced in his direction, but at that moment, Jack summoned us from the back. We turned around. Jack offered us two beers. When we turned back, Tim was no longer there. We had a good time at the beach that day.

Rewrite the paragraph above, replacing the words or phrases in bold with a suitable word or phrase from the lists below.

Turned: spun, rotated, circled, twirled, twisted, negotiated

Offered: presented, gave

Good: high quality, first class, fine, excellent, enjoyable, pleasant, nice, satisfactory, delightful, lovely, blast of a

 

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