Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Take care of


If you take care of someone or something, you are responsible for keeping them safe. You give special attention to or keep an eye on them or it. A synonym for take care of is “look after”.

1. When you get sick do you need someone to take care of you or can you usually take care of yourself? Everyone needs a little TLC when they are sick (Tender Loving Care).

2. Someone you hire or ask to take care of your children is a babysitter. Have you ever babysat or taken care of someone else’s children?

3. If you take care of someone’s house and stay there while they are on vacation, you “housesit” for them. A number of years ago I housesat for an Australian couple in El Salvador while they went home for a three-month vacation to Australia.

4. - Can you take care of my dog Sparky for 2 weeks? I’m going on a trip.
    - Sure, how many times a week do I have to feed him?
    - Every day. Don’t worry, I’ll show you exactly what to do.

5. The expression, “Charity starts at home” means that you should take care of your own family before helping other people. Do you agree with this saying?


  1. Thanks, Frank! Really great examples! I learned some new expressions from the list, like TLC or housesitting! Keep up the good work!

  2. You're always welcome Rita :)

  3. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!mawaddainternationalaid