How long does it last?

LAST (another video in the Take & Last series): Simple English Videos Lesson

Do you want to play a game? Yeah. OK. You take a sweet and I’ll take a sweet. You mean candy. Uhuh. No, no, no, stop. We put them in our mouths at the same time. The winner is the person who makes their sweet last the longest. It’s not how fast I can eat it? No, it’s the opposite. So I need to make it last a long time? That’s right. OK. Ready, set, go. We use ‘last’ to say how long things continue. The flowers have died. I know. They only lasted a week. Lovely weather. Yeah, but how long is it going to last? Use ‘last’ with ‘how long’ to ask about the time things continue. You can ask about the future, about the present, and about the past. Of course some things don’t last long. Do you want to hear my new year’s resolutions? OK. I’m going to get up every morning at five o’clock. I’m going to work out and I’m going to walk the dog. Good for you! Her new year’s resolutions never last very long. We also use ‘last’ to say we have enough of something – or not. I bought a big pack of paper towels. Great! They’ll last for ages. We need more milk. We have some. But not enough to last a week. So don’t forget. ‘last’ is about the time things continue. But don’t stop here. This video is part of a set of three videos. Check the comments below to find links to the other two.

2 thoughts on “How long does it last?

  • November 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Click here to watch the companion video on ‘How long does it take?’.
    And click here to watch a video that contrasts the verb ‘take’ with ‘last’.

    • March 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      It ll last 3mint and 10 second


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