Learn more Verbs. Breakfast English

Some less common verbs today like ‘peck’ and ‘reach’ .



A bird pecks at its food.

A kiss on the cheek is called ‘a peck’


I pecked

He/she/it pecked

They/Us pecked


You must reach for the moon if you want to succeed.

I can’t reach the box because it is too high.

Getting an A* in English is within your reach.


I reached

You reached

He/she/it reached

We / they reached


Please take this letter to the Post Office for me.

Take it to the cashier.

I am going to take the dog for a walk.

You must take your turn in the queue.


I took

You took

She/He\It took

They/Us took


I am in the play at the theatre.

Will you play a game with me?

Stop playing with your food.

He is playing football tomorrow.


I was

She/he/it was

You were

They were

We were


I’m going for a ride on my bike.

She is riding her bicycles.

He is at the Riding Stables.


I rode

She/he/it rode

They rode

We rode


I want to go on the swings.

She is swinging very high.

It was a really cool swinging party.

The swinging 60’s


I swung

He/she/it swung

We /They swung

To play.

Present: I am playing

You/she/he. Is playing

They/we Are playing.


I played

She/he/it played

They played

We played



Possessive Pronouns. BREAKFAST ENGLISH

My things, animals and people. They are MINE.

These are my books. They are MINE.

Your possessions. The things that belong to you are YOURS

These are your pens. They are YOURS

The things that belong to her are HERS

Those cats belong to her. They are HERS

The things that belong to him are HIS

He collects classic cars. They are HIS cars

The things that belong to ‘it’ are ITS

The flower has lots of petals. They are ITS petals.

The things that belong to us are OURS

We have four children . They are OURS.

Now the lesson:


Using ‘This’ and ‘That’


This is singular These is plural.

These and this are used to talk about things which are near in place or time.


“Is this your book?”

“Are these your shoes?”

“Do you like this music?”

Or when making a phone call:

“Hello, this is Judi.”


That is singular. Those is plural

That and those are used to talk about things which are not near to us or happened I; the past.

For example:

“Is that your house over there?”

“Did you see that film last night?’

“Who told you that?”

Or when making a phone call you could say, “Is that Michael?”

“Are those your shoes under the chair?”

“I like those flowers in that garden.”


Yesterday. Talking about the past. Passato Prossimo

This post links with the narrated video (in English) on my channel:

Yesterday was a beautiful day.

In the morning I visited Preggio.

Preggio is fifteen minutes from Castel Rigone by car.

I parked (left) my car in the centre and walked around the town. The streets were narrow and shaded.

It was cold so I left the town and walked into the countryside.

A very large dog ran towards me.

He became my friend for the morning.

The countryside was very beautiful.

The view was incredible.

It was possible to see for miles and miles.

The roads were covered (carpeted) with leaves and fir-cones.

I collected some fir cones for my garden.

I walked for many kilometres and then returned to the town.

The walk was very good for my heart and legs because there were many hills to climb.

I said goodbye to my friend, the dog and got into my car.

I like Preggio very much and will return in a few weeks for the Chestnut Festival.

Here is the Italian translation for Italian learners.

Ieri il tempo era molto bello. Stamattina sono andato visitare a Preggio. Preggio è quindici minute da Castel Rigone in auto.

Ho lasciato la mia macchina al centro e ho passeggiato un po’ per la città.

Le strade erano strette e ombrose.

Erano freddi sono uscita dalla città a piedi e nella campagna dove il sole splendeva.

Una cane grande verso di me. Era il mio amico per la mattina.

La campagna era bellissima. La vista era incredibile .

Si poteva vedere per chilometri.

Gli alberi erano molto colorato.

La strada era coperta di foglie e pigne.

Ho raccolto alcune pigne per il mio giardino.

Ho camminato per molti chilometri e poi tornata in città.

La passeggiata era buona per il mio,cuore e le gambe perché c’erano molte colline da salire.

Ho detto arrivederci la mia amica, al cane, e sono entrato a nella mia macchina.

Mi piace Preggio molto e ritornerò in poche settimane per la Sagra delle Castagne


English has some very tricky words.

For example, words ending in ‘ed’ can be pronounced in three different ways.

This is the first of five programmes on pronounciation.

The first video lesson can be reached from the link below:


This Morning I Got Up

Narrated by native English speaker.

Using the past tense to describe a morning routine.

Follow the link below for the video lesson:

This Morning I Got Up

This morning I got up at ten minutes to six.

I drew the curtains

The sun was rising.

I lit the fire.

I boiled some eggs.

I boiled the kettle.

I toasted the bread.

Then I had my breakfast and watched the news.

Verbs: to get up,

To boil

To draw

To light

To make

To eat

To watch