Watch, see and look at all have similar meanings,
but we use them a little differently.
1. Things thatmove and take place over time (movies,
sports games) - usually we use watch though
see and look at are
2. Things that don't move (paintings, exhibitions, newspaper advertisements)
- usually we use see or look
3. We usually use see with concerts or people.
(I saw Madonna's concert.)
4. We don't usually use see with a continuous
5. We don't usually use look at in the simple
a movie last night.
Phil's watching the football on television. (looking at would
also be possible)
I saw Cinderella last week. It was lovely.
Did you see the basketball game last night? (watch would also
Simone is looking at a video. (watching would also be possible)
Paula is at the Art Gallery. She's looking at the Van Gogh exhibition.
Paula has gone to see the Van Gogh exhibition.
these sentences. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
Jack is going to
the computer exhibition. 2. Jill is
the volleyball game. 3. Frank
the art exhibition last week. 4. Amanda is going to
Britney Spears next week.