The sentences I take lunch & I have lunch have a completely different meaning in English. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show how to use take & have naturally in your English conversations. Check it out!
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Here are the example sentences:
Have is used to mean eat or drink:
- Let’s have some ice cream. It’s so hot outside.
- Do you want to have beer or wine?
- I feel like having some coffee.
You can also use for:
- I had a bagel for breakfast.
- I sometimes have pasta for lunch.
- Jack said his family usually has pizza on Fridays for dinner.
- Jack always takes lunch at 12:30.
We also use the phrase take a break:
- I took a break at 3:00 and walked to the bank.
- Let’s take a break. We’ve been working in the garden for three hours.
These sentences are not natural in English:
- I took a cup of coffee before starting work. It should be, “I had a cup of coffee…”
- I took some tea and a cookie for dessert. It should be, “I had some tea and a cookie…”
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
- Michael ate a pan fried grasshopper once!
Today’s listening challenge:
- What did Michael have for lunch today. Was there anything different between today’s lunch and Michael’s usual lunch these days?
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