Top Language: Table Talk

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This post will be looking at the word TABLE and how we can use it every day.

Let’s start with Table the noun….furniture with 4 legs with a top that we eat on.

Here are a few common collocations:

  • The dinner table: where you have dinner with the family
  • A night table: found next to your bed
  • A coffee table: found in the living room
  • A roundtable: meeting at which people discuss something & have equal say.
  • Table manners: behavior you have when eating at the table

I was talking about chores for kids with a learner this week & three verbs came up. We perform these actions every day & kids can do them too.

  •  To set the table: to place plates, cutlery, glasses & napkins on a table before a meal
  • To clear the table: to remove the dishes from the table after a…

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