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Containers

Learn words for different containers by doing these exercises.

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Intermediate: B1

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I use jar, carton and tube; nevertheless I prefer to use the glass containers for storing food or the boxes for other purposes in place of ones plastic containers.

We use bottles the most. We usually use the water bottles for drinking water. We also use the milk bottles for drinking milk and we use milk for making cereals, puddings, custard and other sweet dishes etc.

A carton is used for milk, a jar is used for jam, a bottle is used for water, a box is used for home delivery, and a stylish jug is used for decoration. ....! ;)

I guess most people use all of them. We buy milk and juice in a TetraPak. Is it also called a carton?
I’m also surprised to learn that the British Council website doesn’t work well with Safari on iPad or iPhone. For example, I could not answer the 5. question because I could not pull it down/move it! And that in the year 2020 is quite a thing!

Hi sinuhe69,

Yes, that's right! A TetraPak is a type of carton.

About task 5, I wonder if I can help. You have to just tap or click on the words (not drag or move them). Try tapping on a word first. The two boxes below should turn grey. Then, tap on one of the boxes to put the word inside it. Make sure you tap on the grey box area, and not any words that are already inside the box (as that will replace the word, instead of adding it to the box). I hope that solves the problem, but if not, please let us know again.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir,

You might like to check that up again, because Sinuhe69 was totally right.

Best Wishes!

Hello Camshair,

I've just managed to complete Task 5 using Safari on an iPhone. You have to do what Jonathan says -- after you put the first word in each group, to add another word, you have to always touch on the little white hand for it to move.

I'm sorry you've had trouble with this. If you'd like us to explain to you how to do it again, please just let us know.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

I mostly use all of them for the reasons they are made respectively. But some need to be thrown away as I can't recycle, I usually keep which can be. I usually use tubs, bowls and sometimes jar to store meats in the fridge.

Mostly, i use boxes, plastic and carton. I used them to carry some trash, can ( after drink some beer) and sometime i used plastic to save some food in the freezer.

I've use almost the continuers include packet, tub, tin, bottle, tube and bowl, I am usually using them everyday in my life and except jar and carton due to no drink milk or juice, and maybe I use jar because I buying peanut butter

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