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2021/01/21

Pay attention

無題Meaning:
Meaning: ‘attention’ 注目 means notice or interest. ‘Pay attention’ means ‘Listen! Look! Focus here!’ Native speakers *don’t* usually say ‘give attention’ and we *never* say ‘do attention’ (but that is correct in French!). Instead we say ‘pay attention’. It doesn’t mean anything about money; in this case, ‘pay’ ‘give’. But ‘pay’ is the natural, commonly-used word partner for the word ‘attention’.

Example:
A: Hey! Pay attention! This is important!
B: Oh, sorry. I was thinking about Bob. He was really angry at me in the meeting.
A: Oh, don’t pay any attention to him. He’s just having a bad day. But please focus on this project now; I need your help.


Talking Point(s):
Do you find it difficult to pay attention in English class??? What kinds of classes make it easy to pay attention?

Practice English by posting an answer to the Talking Point on https://www.facebook.com/GetGOEikaiwa

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