Today, I want to continue a series of articles about important groups of words. We offer to learn the names of body parts in English. Many students admit that they know the subject surface, only basic words, because the scope of their activities not related to the anatomy or medicine. But our life is so unpredictable: sometimes only a lack of knowledge of words in a stressful situation may endanger someone’s life or your own.
When my close friend was vacationing in Europe, it had a very unpleasant experience. During the walk, she stumbled and fell. The pain was very strong, called an ambulance, but that’s my girlfriend did not know how to say «ankle» or «shin» on the phone. Fortunately, a number turned out to be an English-speaking compatriot who helped. But after the story my friend can take the test on knowledge of the parts of the body with your eyes closed.
Test yourself and learn new words. It is best to associate them with pictures, and then speak or check on her, calling her (or someone else’s) body. Here they are!
|Chest||The rib cage, chest|
|Arm||Hand (from wrist to shoulder)|
|Foot (plural — feet)||The foot (plural. H. — Feet)|
I hope that the first part was easy. Now look at the person and find out what it consists of. You know all these words?
Hand and foot
The next group of words for the curious. Consider the structure of the hands and feet.
|Ring finger||Ring finger|
|Middle finger||Middle finger|
|Sole||The sole, the foot|
|Arch||Arch of the foot|
|Little toe||Pinky (on foot)|
|Bridge||The upper part of the leg|
I would like to draw your attention to some idioms related to body parts in English. English language teacher Alex engvid.com site will tell you about five popular idioms by topic.
And, of course, I offer a good tradition to take the test on knowledge of body parts.