jueves, 30 de noviembre de 2017


His rope was thin but it was strong.

He says that he is a socialist. However, he owns three houses and four luxury cars.
There was little chance of success. Nevertheless, we didn’t give up.
There was little chance of success. Yet, we didn’t give up.
There was little chance of success,  still we didn’t give up.
Although the boy was injured, he didn’t give up.
Even if the boy was injured, he didn’t give up.
Even though the boy was injured, he didn’t give up.
In spite of being  injured, the boy didn’t give up.
Despite being  injured, the boy didn’t give up.
In spite of his injuries, the boy didn’t give up.
Despite the rain, we played the match. 
MIENTRAS (con sentido adversativo se traduce por aunque )
While the cars were old and expensive, the motorbikes were modern and less costly. 
Whileaccept that he's not perfect in many respects, I do actually like the man.
Whilefully understand your point of view, I also have some sympathy with Michael's.


Jacob took his pen out and started writing.   
The police arrived first and the ambulance came soon after.
The cricketer played badly. In addition, he was extremely rude to a press photographer. 
The cricketer played badly. Furthermore, he was extremely rude to a press photographer. 
The cricketer played badly. Moreover, he was extremely rude to a press photographer. 
The cricketer played badly. What's more, he was extremely rude to a press photographer. 
The cricketer played badly. Besides, he was extremely rude to a press photographer. 
The cricketer played badly. He was extremely rude to a press photographer too.
The cricketer played badly. He was extremely rude to a press photographer as well.
                                                (ADEMÁS DE )
Do you play other sports besides football?
Do you play other sports as well as football?
Besides speaking four languages, she can play the piano and the violin. 
We saw all the galleries as well as attending the lecture. 
  • Famous mainly for his wonderful voice, Cole was also virtuoso on the piano.
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  • The Royal Shakespeare  also have many modern plays in their repertoire.
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jueves, 22 de junio de 2017


1 Ann / not like / spinach.
2 The students / take / an exam / at the moment.
3 Your uncle / stay / in a camping site / now?
4 You / want / your book / now or later?
5 Yesterday / Ralph / ride / a horse / for the first time.
6 When he found the snake / Allen / walk / in the garden.
7 the guard / catch / the intruder / yet?
8 We / not sleep / at 11 o'clock last night.
9 The weather / probably / get / worse / tomorrow.
10 you / go / to university / after high school?
11 cars / drive / by themselves / in year 2050?
12 My friend / come / to visit / tonight.
13 Last week / Fred / fall / off his bike. 
14 they / work / now?
15 The people / have / a party / when the fire started. 
16 My aunt / get married / next month.
17 Do you think / I / pass / the test?
18 I / surf / in LA / this time next month.
19 While we were having a picnic / a bee / attack / us.
20 What time / the train / leave?
21 My dad / usually / not watch / TV.
22 you / study / last night / at 10?
23 The teacher / not show up / for class / last Monday. 
24 Tomorrow / we / work / all day.
25 You / be / at the cinema / last night?
26 How much / this phone / cost?
27 The sun / shine / when we went out. 
28 What time / the tour / begin?
29 He / build / the house / that I bought. 
30 The programme / just / finish.
31 The shop / close / a month ago.
32 The shop / be / closed / for a month. 
33 I / never / break / a leg / before.
34 You / ever / eat / snails / before?
35 For years / people / see / alien  creatures / in this area.
36 In 1947 / Ros / find / something strange / in the landfill.
37 Our dog was sleepy / after / he / have / an operation. 
38 By the time / Peter / become / king / in 1863,/
the country / turn into / one of the most powerful.
39 Ben / not be / to Ireland / since 2001.
40 you / read / a good book / recently?
41 The bus / leave / already / the station.
42 We / see / the car / an hour ago.
43 They  / work / better / if / they / reach / a compromise.
44 Unless / he / share / his food, / we / be / hungry.
45 If / I / be / in a group project / I / always /do / my best. 
46 If / you / apologise / she / probably / forgive / you
47 Unless / you / be / willing to compromise / you / not get along / with others
48 If she studied at my school / she / have / more friends
49 I would treat others better / if / I / be / you.
50 I would have helped him / if / I / know / about his problem.
51 If / the ant / not risk / its life, / all the ants wouldn't have arrived home.
52 I would visit my grandparents more often / if / they / live / closer.
53 If I had more money, / I / give / some to charity.
54 If you had treated Amanda well,/ she / forgive / you.
55 I would have been late for school / if / my dad / not wake / me up.

martes, 25 de abril de 2017


About reality TV shows

About the Internet


STEP 1: Piensa en el tema. Anota cualquier idea. Si te cuesta mucho, hazlo en español. Haz una lista de ventajas y desventajas sin desarrollarlas, sólo enunciarlas en una o dos palabras.

STEP 2: Selecciona las ideas más importantes y relevantes y desecha las secundarias. Para tu redacción necesitarás dos o tres ideas a favor y dos o tres en contra. No más. Quédate con las que más juego te den a la hora de escribir sobre ellas: las puedes desarrollar mejor, puedes poner ejemplos, puedes poner algo sobre tí mismo referido a ese aspecto del tema ...

STEP 3: Haz un borrador. Sigue la estructura de los modelos: introducción- párrafo a favor , párrafo en contra  y conclusión.

Para desarrollar una idea, ve de lo general a lo particular. Una primera frase para presentar la idea (Internet allows students to easily find information on any topic) Una segunda para desarrollarla, con ejemplos, datos,  (They can use search engines and increase their knowledge about anything) Una tercera con más ejemplos o concretando más o poniendo datos  (This is very convenient when doing school projects or simply when you are curious about something. Almost every Internet user  looks something up in google  several times a day.)

Intenta expresarte con el inglés que ya sabes, no intentes redactar en inglés al mismo nivel que lo haces en español. Usa sólo el diccionario, y para palabras puntuales (si lo usas mucho es que estás pensando en español a un nivel superior del que tienes en inglés) Nunca uses traductor. Es preferible que busques una forma de expresar tu idea con otras palabras que ya conoces a que estés buscando todo en el diccionario.

La sencillez es la clave. Ideas simples y frases cortas: oraciones simples o compuestas de dos proposiciones, no más.

Usa conectores y divide en párrafos. Cada idea debe ser introducida por un conector: First, secondly, another advantage is that ... ,

STEP 4: Pásalo a limpio y dáselo a otro estudiante para ver si lo entiende. Puede descubrir errores que a ti se te han pasado.