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Writing_a_biography.docx. PrincipEnglish: Conditional sentences. Oraciones condicionales. Las oraciones condicionales son aquellas que expresan que algo ocurrirá en caso de que se cumpla una condición.

PrincipEnglish: Conditional sentences. Oraciones condicionales

Por ejemplo:If you invite me, I will go to our birthday party. (Si me invitas, iré a tu fiesta de cumpleaños)La primera parte de la frase (If you invite me) es una oración subordinada condicional y establece la condición para que se cumpla lo que dice la oración principal (I will go to your birthday party).La oración subordinada suele comenzar con la conjunción if (si), y puede ir delante de la principal, separada por una coma, o detrás.

PrincipEnglish: The passive voice. La voz pasiva. La voz pasiva la utilizamos cuando queremos poner de relevancia o dar énfasis a una parte de la oración que con la activa pasa desapercibida.

PrincipEnglish: The passive voice. La voz pasiva

My English class: Boring or bored? Adjectives ending in -ed or -ing. In English there is an important group of adjectives that are derived from verbs.

My English class: Boring or bored? Adjectives ending in -ed or -ing

They are formed by adding a suffix to the roots of verbs. These suffixes are -ed and -ing. For example, from the verb to relax you can have two adjectives: relaxed and relaxing. Copy of The Great Animal Hand Paintings Presentation Slideshow - Google Slides. PrincipEnglish: 45. Parts of the body and ailments. Partes del cuerpo y problemas de salud. Fíjate bien en este dibujo y aprende las palabras que designan las partes del cuerpo: Vamos a ver si puedes recordarlas.

PrincipEnglish: 45. Parts of the body and ailments. Partes del cuerpo y problemas de salud

En la siguiente presentación verás algunas partes del cuerpo. ¿Sabrías decir cómo se llaman en inglés? Fruit vocabulary. My English class: Been or gone? Compare the following sentences: He's gone to London Do they mean the same?

My English class: Been or gone?

The answer is no. Sometimes it's confusing for learners of English to use one or the other, especially when you can see both been and gone as the past participle of the verb to go in most manuals. You use gone when you mean that the person has travelled to a place and not returned yet. The difference is quite clear for Spanish speakers when you translate the above examples: Ha ido a Londres. Ha estado en Londres As the usage of ido and estado is the same as gone and been. My English class: The present perfect versus the past simple. It's quite easy to learn the tenses in English, but I think the present perfect tense is the most difficult, at least for Spanish speakers, because it is not always translated by the same tense in that language: it is usally translated by "pretérito perfecto compuesto", but in some cases you must use the present simple, and even a verbal periphrasis.

My English class: The present perfect versus the past simple

Some examples: I have never been to a theme park.Nunca he estado en un parque temático. (pretérito perfecto compuesto)We have known each other for ages.Hace mucho tiempo que nos conocemos. (present simple)They have just metSe acaban de conocer. (periphrasis) My English class: The verbs of the senses. A typical mistake my students make:*You look well.

My English class: The verbs of the senses

*I feel well. The use of "well" in these sentences is incorrect because look and feel, as verbs of the senses, should be followed by adjectives, not by adverbs. Instead, the sentences should be: You look good / I feel fine. Let's see how these verbs work. My English class: Meals and food. PrincipEnglish: The present perfect. El presente perfecto. El present perfect equivale al pretérito perfecto compuesto en español.Se forma con el verbo auxiliar have más el participio pasado del verbo que estemos conjugando.

PrincipEnglish: The present perfect. El presente perfecto

El participio se forma añadiendo -ed a la raiz del verbo si es regular, y si es irregular cada uno lo forma de manera diferente, así que hay que aprenderlo de memoria. Aquí tienes una lista de verbos irregulares con traducción a español. PrincipEnglish: Shopping. De compras. SHOPS.

PrincipEnglish: Shopping. De compras

(TIENDAS)Hay dos palabras para decir tienda:Shop es más usada en inglés británico.Store en inglés americano, aunque también se usa en Gran Bretaña para tiendas más grandes. My English class: Ways to express the future: Will and going to. My English class: Trip or travel? Sometimes my students get confused when using these two words.

My English class: Trip or travel?

The difference is quite simple: “travel” is mostly used as a verb, whereas “trip” is a noun. Thus, you can say: “I will travel to Croatia this summer.” “ I will go on a trip to Croatia this summer.” “Travel” can also be used as an uncountable noun meaning “travelling in general”: “People say travel broadens the mind” English Grammar lessons. My English class: Collocations: make and do. Do and make are two verbs with similar meanings, and sometimes it's difficult to choose one or the other. Make often expresses the idea of creation: Let's make a cake! Do is used to talk about an activity without saying exactly what it is. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You. 12 Days of Christmas. My English class: Christmas Down Under. The traditional idea of Christmas is that of a cold, snowy day in which families get together around a fireplace, but, although Christmas is celebrated all over the world, not everywhere is it winter at this time of year.

While in most countries in the north it's freezing cold, in the southern hemisphere it's summer, and instead of warming up near the fire, people are getting a tan under the sun. One of these countries in which people bask in the sun at Christmas is Australia, or Down Under, as it is widely known. My English class: A British culture quiz. I usually tell my students that in order to learn a language, not only grammar and vocabulary are needed, but also a good knowledge of the culture of the people that speak that language. But what is culture? The term culture comprises not only the arts but also the language, the religion, the social habits, the cuisine, the history and the traditions of a particular people. As you can see, language is only a piece of the puzzle and to understand it better, you need to take a wider look and try to comprehend the other parts.

As a learner of English, how much do you know about British Culture? Find out by doing this quiz. British Culture Quiz09 from eoi.soraya. My English class: Few / a few, little / a little, fewer /less. Sometimes it's difficult to know when to use few or a few, little or a little. First of all, we should know that few is used with plural nouns, whereas little is used with uncountable nouns, which are always singular.There are few apples in the basket.We have little hope of success. Without articles, few and little have a rather negative meaning: not much / many. In the above examples:There are few apples in the basket = There are not many applesWe have little hope of success= There is not much hope.

My English class: Rob or steal? "Each Other" Versus "One Another" Page 1 of 2 In the movie Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the slacker protagonists Bill and Ted offer this advice to the world: “Be excellent to each other,” and “Party on, dudes!” But are Bill and Ted running afoul of a rule regarding reciprocal pronouns? My English class: Personal, possessive and reflexive pronouns. All the words of the English language fall into one of these eight categories: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Likewise, there are several types of pronouns: personal: I, me,...possessive: mine, yours,...reflexive: myself, yourself,...demonstrative: this, that,...indefinite: some, any,...interrogative: who, what,...relative: which, that,...Today we are going to see the first three types, which, like all pronouns, are used instead of nouns.

Don’t get confused: personal pronouns do not only refer to persons. The Guide To Hand Gestures Around The World. My English class: Collocations: have and take. A collocation is a combination of words that occurs frequently enough to be recognized as a common combination. When learning a foreign language, it’s really useful to learn collocations instead of single words, because they are much easier to remember and, by using them, you will sound more natural and people will understand you more clearly.In a previous post we saw the collocations with do and make. Today we are going to see when to use have or take. The difference here is not so straightforward, because sometimes both verbs can be used and, in other cases, Americans use take while British people use have with the same meaning. Have can be used with object nouns to refer to a number of different activities.