Learn words for different containers by doing these exercises.

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Task 5


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Average: 4.1 (25 votes)

Submitted by yoon 2_tae. on Wed, 20/07/2022 - 05:22


I reckon I use can all the time bc most of the fizzy drinks come in a can.

Submitted by William.Fordanovich on Mon, 14/02/2022 - 14:10


I think, I use all types of this containers. Maybe the most usable type of container for me is packet, because when you buy food at supermarket, and you already stay in the queue near cash register, you can see, that many products in your trolley are in packets. I also use something like carton for keeping milk, but this container doesn't have lid. As I remember, I use tin only for keeping tea. Except containers, that are shown in this list, I use a sealed lunch-box for taking dinner to the job.

Submitted by Yesenia.hb on Wed, 09/02/2022 - 09:33


I normally use glass containers like tubs to store food in the fridge.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 19:22

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.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 23:44

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.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 14:09

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. ....! ;)
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Submitted by sinuhe69 on Mon, 07/12/2020 - 08:55

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,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir, You might like to check that up again, because Sinuhe69 was totally right. Best Wishes!
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 09:02

In reply to by Camshair


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,


The LearnEnglish Team