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We use our _____ to look, watch, and see.

The verbs 'to look' and 'to see' are used in an active sense, and the verb 'to watch' is used in a passive sense.

If you are deliberately focusing your eyes on a TV programme and paying attention to it, you are ________ the programme.

If you become aware of an unexpected sight, like a bird flying past your window, you ________ it.

If you have lost something and are searching for it, you are ________ for it.

If you look up at night, you might ______ a falling star!

John: What are you doing?
Ben: I'm ________ a documentary about penguins.

I love going to art galleries. I can spend hours ________ at a painting.

There's a new film on at the local cinema this week. Shall we go and ________ it?

My dog, Sparky, has run away! Will you help me ______ for him?


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179 Comments on “Basic English – How and when to use LOOK, SEE, and WATCH”


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After watching this lesson I saw that my English became better. I will looking forward for another lessons. Thank’s Gill.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    I’m looking forward for another lessons(I will looking :is false )

    Sunday, March 6th 2016

      Correction to both of you : I’m looking forward to other lessons *
      ace care and keep up the good learning.

      Tuesday, April 5th 2016

        Take care *

        Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Thank you Gill

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Terrible mistake in the question 1. Maybe I don’t pay attention. What a interesting lesson! Thank you very much!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Gill you are an amazing teacher. I can improve my grammar only by watching the engvid website. Thank you all engvid teachers😍

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    sure she is. I’m in love with the British accent. I hope one of these days to master the British accent.

    Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Thanks for your time make this video. Now I totally confident when I use them

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    exactly, that’s one of the benefits you could get when you keep learning and that is confidence. you feel sure of what you are saying.

    Tuesday, April 5th 2016

I got 10 out of 10. Thanks for the great lesson. I have enjoyed watching your lesson and I will look forward to a next upcoming lesson from you. Oh, I just saw a bird flying out of the window while I was typing this comment.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    Really?
    Oh, That’s great.

    Saturday, March 5th 2016

    Nice use of the verb. I’m waiting for the upcoming lesson as well.

    Tuesday, April 5th 2016

I understood the meaning of see, Watch and look thanks to your perfect explanations.
Thank you Gill.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    Indeed, it was a perfect explanation of the three verbs. I’m sure everyone has understood how to correctly use all of them.

    Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Thanks a lot for this lesson i hope that there will be a lesson to explaine the difference betwwen cause and because please .

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    Hello zainab, Cause can be a noun which means a “reason”. It can also be a verb which means “lead to” or “to be the cause of”.
    ex: I hope that the children haven’t caused you too much trouble.
    On the other hands “Because” is a conjunction which means “for the reason that”.
    ex: I told him because Zainab told me to.

    ’cause, cos or coz are the informal ways of saying because…when you’re speaking you might say ’cause instead of “because” because it’s easier…however when you are writing you have to use “because”.

    Tuesday, April 5th 2016

thanks a lot now I am known how the differences between see, watch and look

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thanks for your explanations. They are so useful!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thank you very much for all your help.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

feeling comfortable in this webside

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Nice Lesson. Thanks Gill.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thanks a lot Gill!!!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

yes
I got 100
thanks

Saturday, March 5th 2016

thank you Ms..i feel better after i saw this video..thank all of teacher and some people making this website for us..

Saturday, March 5th 2016

yes i got 80
thank you very much gilll…

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thanks Gill you have helped me to better understand the use of those three verbs.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thank you so much, Gill.Now I can look at to see better when I watch TV….Bye!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

10 of 10
thanks

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thanks Gill.For me nobody explain using that verb better than you. Great job.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

    Hi. Adam. Nice meet you.
    I have been learning English since my junior high school.
    But, my English skill is bad. I am terrible at English. Because I dropped out studying English since my social life to earn money.
    Anyway, if I make skype, I contact you if possible.
    I need someone to speak English with me.
    Bye.

    Saturday, March 5th 2016

      Hello Noah, how are you?
      I am searching someone to practice my English too
      if you want talk with me, answer this comment please

      Thursday, March 10th 2016

      come on, contact me on my skype!

      Sunday, March 13th 2016

I got 10 correct out of 10.
Your this lecture is so smart and cogent that I can understand easily.
Thank you very much.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Before i knew it only subconsciously and I may have made a mistakes now it is more clear for me, thx for help, great page btw

Saturday, March 5th 2016

thank you very much

Saturday, March 5th 2016

I got 10 correct out of 10
You are a great teacher.
Thank you very much

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thank you 10/10.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Nice!thank you guys.this is really helpful

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Hello Gill. Thank you for the lesson. I would like to ask you about the difference and particular cases when “say”, “tell”, “speak” and “talk” should be used.
Thank you!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Hi Gill ! I’m sorry but I don’t understand 5 question – whay “If you HAVE lost…” I thought I should say “If you lost …” !? What did “have” need for ??? Thank you !!!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Hello Gill ,
Thank you for this lesson .
I entirely wached it , looked for the quiz and saw that my answers were right .
I have something to ask you . You wrote on the comment attached to this lesson “your comprehension skills by practicing looking at the context of sentences — one of the keys to learning new vocabulary. ” I would like to know :
– is ” looking at ” a verb at the gerond form or a noun in this sentence ?
– why “learning ” is at the ing form . Does “one of the keys to learn new vocabulary ” make sense ?
I am looking forward to reading from you.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thanks for better understanding this words.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you, Gill. You always give me a clear concept about English.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you Gill! Every new lesson helps me to improve my English) Good wishes to you!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you Gill

Sunday, March 6th 2016

thank you Gill

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thanks, Gill!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you very much Gill

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Very important topic. It got clearer now. Thank you, Gill!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

ขอบคุณครับ – Thank you very much 😊😊😊😊

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Hello, Mrs Gill. A great and very useful lesson, as, indeed, all of your lessons. Be kind, make, please, a lesson about the differences between “will” and “shall” (in which cases it is correct to use one or the other). Thank you for your work, wish you all the best.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

    Hi, Platonov! Well, in the past “shall” was a modal used to express Future Tense for all persons (I, you, he/she/it, we, you, they), like “will” nowadays. However, in modern English we usually use “shall” only for the first persons (I, we), I don’t know why!

    Monday, June 13th 2016

      Oh, thank you! Now it became clear.

      Monday, June 13th 2016

I Got 80/100 it’s a good begining as a my first lesson , i wanna practice and improve my english , so , if someone want to do this he can add me on skype achenXmen and it will be a pleasure

Sunday, March 6th 2016

thank you !!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thanks dear teacher. Important topic!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

i’m understant clearly what diffirent between look, see and watch. thanks for your quiz

Sunday, March 6th 2016

9/10

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Sometimes simple things are most complicated one but with engvid everything is simple and interesting to learn.Thanks Gill for this one.Take care.Bye.

Monday, March 7th 2016

Definitely, our sense of sight has improved after this lesson.

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thank you for these efforts and this clear explanation.

Monday, March 7th 2016

thanks teacher Gill,
first it senses so easy but then if I do this quiz, I can make mistakes. I only take eight tenths in all.
best regard!

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thanks Gill, your explanation is as clear as the sun light…!

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thank’s so much
I like your method :)

Monday, March 7th 2016

This is an essential lesson. Nice job, Gill!

Monday, March 7th 2016

    Thank you Alex. You are a nice teacher and your job is wonderful.

    Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Magnificent lesson thank you young woman ..

Ahmed Kony …

Monday, March 7th 2016

very nice ihave many learn to this quiz vow :) thans

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thanks dear Gill! This was very useful. 😊

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thank you so much teacher.

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thank you Gill! I love the way you explain things, and also, you sound so peaceful and calm…

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thank you very much Gill! It’s always a pleasure to listen you.

Monday, March 7th 2016

10\10
THANKS

Monday, March 7th 2016

I love your British accent. You’re so kind and teaches in a very delicate way! Thank you.

Monday, March 7th 2016

I was looking for better way to understand these differences. I saw the video and looked at the board. Thank you Gill!

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thank you very much for this useful lesson Gill :) Even during my studies it helps me to refresh my memory.

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

    Congratulation, you speak all this languages? Nice byeeeeee

    Thursday, March 17th 2016

      Yeah and I always try to get better and better. A language is so complex, there is always room for improvements. Now I enrolled for Portuguese. Its a really beautiful language but the pronounciation is really difficult, even more difficult than french.

      Sunday, March 20th 2016

        If you don’t mind I’d like to talk English with you, in order to improve my english. Do you have Skype? my nikname is donatello133, bye see you soon

        Monday, March 21st 2016

        Hi, Sunny! I liked reading you are learning Portuguese, my mother tongue. I acknowledge it is a hard language, but I am sure you will manage learn it. French will help you, because both of them are latin. “Boa sorte!”

        Monday, June 13th 2016

          Thank you. Now I’m concentrating more on Spanish and Italian as my roots are half Italian , so I want to improve :) I have French too , its also a very difficult language but it sounds so elegant. Learning languages is easy for me and I like that so its not that much of a difficulty for me :D

          Friday, July 1st 2016

          Well,anyway if you need help for learning Italian I’m here at your disposal, see you

          Monday, July 4th 2016

thank u gill!

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Many Thanks, Gill!

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Thanks Gill, I will use us in the right way

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Thank you Gill,

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Thanks , it’s really helpful

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Thank you very much for sharing such a useful stuff :)

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Many thanks

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Very informative lesson. Thank you

Thursday, March 10th 2016

Thanks Teacher!

Friday, March 11th 2016

Thank you. It was all simple and understandable.

Friday, March 11th 2016

My grammar somhow good but i want to learn more

Friday, March 11th 2016

Thank you

Friday, March 11th 2016

I like to watch your video lessons, Gill ;-)

Saturday, March 12th 2016

Thank Gill. Good explanation

Saturday, March 12th 2016

I got 10 correct out of 10 .Thank you

Sunday, March 13th 2016

Dear Gill!!! Thank you very much for your helpful lesson. I kindly ask you to make also a lesson about the differences between GREETINGS and CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you in advance!!! My kindest regards,

Sunday, March 13th 2016

Mrs. Gill thanks to you :) now I know the difference among that three words you’ve taught.

Sunday, March 13th 2016

Thank you. It’s useful video.

Monday, March 14th 2016

thank you

Monday, March 14th 2016

Thanks

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Perfect Gill, I need to know the difference between those words, thanks.

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Thanks Gill. But could you please give me clear explanation of difference between see and watch with reference to past tense?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

    Hi, Jibanjy! There is no difference between the verbs “to see” and “to watch” in the Past Tense. So, “He saw the film yesterday” means the same that “He watched the film yesterday”.

    Monday, June 13th 2016

Good website for learning English. Thanks teachers.

Thursday, March 17th 2016

    ı agree with you

    Sunday, March 20th 2016

Hai Mrs Gill, could you explain or talk about the different between “seek and search” and usage of it, when can we use those, or in what condition? is there any specification in those two words? I would be very enlightened and Would be very happy if you make a video to talk about what I asked you. Thank you.

Friday, March 18th 2016

I understood after I saw this video. It is very important topic. Thanks
Thumbs Up!
Best regards.

Friday, March 18th 2016

Thanks Gill

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Well, after watching this lesson I saw my English isn’t very good. I’m looking forward to seeing new lessons from Gill. My thanks to Gill.

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Thank you Gill! It is very interesting lesson.

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Thank you very much Gill.

Sunday, March 20th 2016

Thank you so much!

Sunday, March 20th 2016

Nice class.

Sunday, March 20th 2016

Very good!!! It´s a simple explanation!

Monday, March 21st 2016

Thank you for another pleasant lesson. My performance not bad too, I get 10/10.

Monday, March 21st 2016

when we use ‘to stare’, ‘to gaze’. or maybe unrelated, ‘to inspect’, and ‘to monitor’?
thank you

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Hello Gill ,

Thank you for this lesson.
Well done!

Greetings from Poland.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Thanks teacher!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Look it is the first time I have watched your video but I did not see like that before . Thanks

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Thank for your time teacher

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

I got 100%

Thursday, March 24th 2016

I got 10 correct out of 10

Thank you very much for your helpful lesson.

Friday, March 25th 2016

I got 100. Thanks Gill

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Thanks teacher!

Monday, March 28th 2016

thanks guru jee

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Thank you Gill
I’ve 100/100.
You look very interesting teacher, because you articulate and you speek slowly.
Your lesson looks intended for no native english people that i’m among their.
Thank you again.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

Thanks Gill! It so easy when you explain!

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

Thanks Gill
I got 100%

Thursday, April 7th 2016

Thanks Gill for this lesson!

Is “look” similar to “listen”, and “see” similar to “hear”, considering the active and passive roles of a person?

Thursday, April 7th 2016

nice again

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thank you teacher for your your helping material….only to add one remark is that look for ,i think, is a phrasal verb.It means to search for something and is clear enough to recognize it from the other verbs of sight.Thank you again

Saturday, April 9th 2016

Thank you very much! I am looking forward to see my improvement.And watch more of you teacher Gill’s video, like I’m watching one now.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

Hello Gill. I really appreciate your time doing the video. My best wishes!

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

Great to hear some British accent around. Loved the lesson

Friday, April 15th 2016

I got 100
Thank you Gill :)

Monday, April 18th 2016

Thank you very much Gill! I’m really appreciate your videos,everything is clear and easy to understand! God bless you!

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Thanks Gill!

Friday, April 22nd 2016

Excelent explanation about the way to use this verbs….congratulations all team for this excelent site….thank you very much¡¡

Saturday, April 23rd 2016

thank you for this lesson Gill

Saturday, April 23rd 2016

God bless you

Monday, April 25th 2016

i used to have a problem with those, but not anymore. it wasn’t complicated at all, it was well teached. thank you

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Thank you. I´m learning a lor of things!!!!

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

Thank you Gill

Tuesday, May 10th 2016

Thanks Gil. I’m learning a lot from you and other teachers. I’m so excited to share them to my students 😄😊

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

thanks you Ms.Gill , it very interesting.

Saturday, May 14th 2016

I’ve got 10 correct answers!! I’m so happy
thank you for lesson^^

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

Thanks very much Gill, mine is 80%!

Monday, May 23rd 2016

thank you very much for this lesson.
regards.

Sunday, June 12th 2016

Hello, Gill! I have to admit that, although I finished my English course some years ago, I didn’t know the difference between “to look” and “to see” very well. Actually, I used to think it was the opposite! But now it is all right, thank you. And don’t worry! It isn’t complicated any more.

Monday, June 13th 2016

Thanks. You made me clear with meaning of watch, see and look.

Saturday, June 18th 2016

ohhhhh I got 100% wow!!! Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

Thanks a million. Greet lesson!!

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Thank you !

Friday, July 1st 2016

10/10 ohh i got it

Saturday, July 9th 2016

Good work God bless gill!.

Monday, July 11th 2016

very useful

Sunday, July 17th 2016

I’m looking forward to your next lesson.

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Good video! Thanks, teacher and Engvid. You are really helping me to improve my English.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

she’s a good teacher

Thursday, July 28th 2016

I’ve got 10/10!

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thanks Gill! my teacher. I understand how to use the verbs: look, see and watch.I’ve got 10/10. Your lessons are very usefull with me. Thanks you so much.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

10/10☺ Gill, you are my most favourite personality. I love your every expression you give while teaching, especially your smile ☺ .keep teaching us. Many many love ❤

Monday, August 29th 2016

thank you Gill, i am looking for your other lessons

Thursday, September 15th 2016

Thank you. I have learned better when I watch this video that the difference between words.

Saturday, September 17th 2016

Thank you Gill.
It is great.

Friday, September 23rd 2016

the way of explaining is simple
thanks Gill

Saturday, September 24th 2016

Thank you, Gill! It’s a very useful lesson!

Thursday, October 6th 2016

Thank you Gill. It was clear and interesting. I enjoy your lessons.

Sunday, October 9th 2016

I look at Or i watch an exhibition?

Saturday, October 29th 2016

thanks a lot

Monday, October 31st 2016

i got 90%

Saturday, November 5th 2016

8/10 no so bad

Saturday, November 5th 2016

100 is better. I got it.

Saturday, November 5th 2016

Now, this topic is easier for me. Thank you!!!

Monday, November 7th 2016

You are fabulous Teacher. I am looking forward to the next lesson. Please …please add more videos preferably with GCSE subject.

Friday, December 2nd 2016
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