jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

MAKE SENTENCES WITH THESE WORDS (PAY ATTENTION TO VERB TENSES)

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

FOR AND AGAINST ESSAYS

About reality TV shows

About the Internet

TIPS:

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 tí se te han pasado.

viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

PHRASAL VERBS

do up
take off
speak up
turn off / on
turn up / down
get up
keep on
speed up
put out
go off
fill in
hold on
check in / out
put off
give up
wash up
wash away
rip off
run into
run out of
see sb out
cheer up
break down
break up
break into
get me down
catch up with
look it up
work something out
fall for
figure out
put on
pull through
talk down to somebody
go along with somebody
fall for
pay for
look after
look over
pull over
get along with
get on with
turn out (resultar que ...)
get in the car
get off
drive off

martes, 4 de abril de 2017

sentence transforming with conditionals


1. We don’t visit you very often because you live so far away.
- If ________________________________________________


2. He doesn’t speak very clearly – that’s why people don’t understand him.
- If ________________________________________________

3. David is tired, so he can’t score any goal.
- If __________________________________________________

4. That book is too expensive, so I’m not going to buy it.
- If __________________________________________________

5. We don’t go out very often because we can’t afford it.
- If __________________________________________________

6. It’s raining, so we can’t have lunch in the garden.
- If __________________________________________________

7. I have to work tomorrow morning, so I can’t meet you.
- If __________________________________________________

8. I wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t eat anything.
- If __________________________________________________

9. The accident happened because the driver in front stopped so suddenly.
- If __________________________________________________

10. I didn’t know that George had to get up early, so I didn’t wake him up.
- If __________________________________________________

11. The orphans were ill treated and half starved; therefore they were very unhappy.
- If __________________________________________________

12. I was able to buy a car only because Jim lent me the money.
- If __________________________________________________

13. Margaret wasn’t injured in the crash because she was wearing a seat bell.
- If __________________________________________________

14. You didn’t have any breakfast – that’s why you’re hungry now.
- If __________________________________________________

15. I didn’t get a taxi because I haven’t got any money on me.
- If __________________________________________________
16. Do these exercises carefully or you’ll get bad marks.
- Unless ______________________________________________

17. Write your paper more carefully or the teacher can’t read it.
- If __________________________________________________

18. Behave yourself or everyone will dislike you.
- Unless ____________________________________________

19. I won’t help you if you don’t try your best.
- Unless ____________________________________________

20. We’ll come to the meeting if we aren’t busy.
- Unless _____________________________________________

21. Unless we have time, we won’t attend the party.
- If __________________________________________________

22. If she doesn’t come on time, we’ll go without her.
- Unless ______________________________________________

Paying in cash entitles you to a special discount.
If …...........................................................................................

They didn't go on a picnic because it was raining heavily.
If …............................................................................................


It would be foolish of him not to consider this opportunity.
If ….........................................................................................................

With your encouragement, the players will improve.
If …...........................................................................................................

They missed the turn because they didn't see the sign.
If …...........................................................................................................

The doctor warned him to quit smoking so that his health wouldn't deteriorate.
If …...........................................................................................................

I learnt to swim because you encouraged me
If …...........................................................................................................

He didn't win the race because he isn't a fast runner.
If …...........................................................................................................

I think you shouldn't tell anyone about it.
If …...........................................................................................................



jueves, 16 de marzo de 2017

gerund or infinitive


GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES

Prefiero estudiar por la noche.
I prefer …........................ at night.

El ladrón niega haber forzado el piso.
The thief denies …............... into the flat.

Fred echa de menos pasear por la playa.
Fred misses …..................... on the beach.

El médico consideró cambiar de hospital.
The doctor considered …............ hospital.

No puedo soportar tener frío.
I can't stand …..................... cold.

Un niño no puede evitar moverse en clase.
A child can't help …................... in class.

Al mecánico no le importa llevar el coche a mi casa.
The mechanic doesn't mind …............... the
car home.

Estoy aburrido de ver siempre la misma película.
I'm bored ….................. always the same film.

Fumar puede matarte.
.................... can kill you.

Estamos acostumbrados a levantarnos temprano.
We are used to …................. up early.

Parece que mi hermana esta mejor.
My sister seems …..................... better.

El presidente espera ver una mejor situación pronto.
The president …................. to see a better situation soon.

El perro se negó a salir a la calle.
The dog refused …................. to the street.

Mi profesor me persuadió de elegir otra asignatura.
My teacher persuaded me ….............. another subject.

Aprender a nadar no es fácil.
.................... to swim is not easy.

El gobierno espera crear nuevos puestos de trabajo.
The government hopes …............. new jobs.







Parece que el enfermo está mejor.
The patient seems …............... better.

Esta asignatura es dura de aprobar (traducción incorrecta en español)
This subject is hard …...................


Soy aficionado a jugar al baloncesto.
I am fond of …................... basketball.

John está interesado en comprar libros antiguos.
John is interested in …...................... old books.

Ayúdame a buscar las llaves.
Help me …......................... for the keys.

Le aconsejé tomar mucha fruta.
I adviced …...................... a lot of fruit.

El guardia me advirtió que no entrara en el edificio.
The guard warned me ….................... into the building.

Le oí llegar ayer por la noche.
I heard him …....................... at night.

Mi padre me vio fumar.
My father saw me ….........................

Tenemos que entregar la redacción mañana.
We have …................. the essay tomorrow.


Mi hijo solía despertar por la noche.
My son used …................... at night.

Mi hijo está acostumbrado a despertarse temprano.
My son is used ….............................. early.


El profesor lamentó haber gritado en clase.
The teacher regretted …...................... in class.

Un chico intentó pegarme.
A boy tried ….......................... me.


Mi padre prohibió ver la tele entre semana.
My father forbid …................... TV on weekdays.