Thursday, May 25, 2017

Passive Woksheet Key


Here follows the key to the practice sheet I handed out in class the other day:

42.1.
2. is made   3. was damaged   4. were invited   5. ares hown   6. are held   7. was written... was translated   8. were overtaken   9. is surrounded

42.2.
2. When was television invented?
3. How are mountains formed?
4. When was Pluto discovered?
5. What is silver used for?

42.3.
3.covers   4. is covered   5. are locked   6. was posted... arrived   7. sank... was rescued   8. died... were brought up   9. grew up   10. was stolen   11. disappeared   12. did Sue resign   13. was Bill sacked   14. is owned   15. called...was injured... wasn't needed   16. were these photographs taken... Did you take   17. 'm not bothered / am not bothered

42.4.
2. All flights were cancelled because of fog.
3. This road isn't used much
4. I was accused of stealing money
5. How are languages learned/learnt?
6. We were warned not to go out alone

Gerunds and Infinitives Worksheet Key


a.
2. going to see  3. go out   4. to have   5. not stay   6.working   7. to wear   8. livr   9.laughing   10.to finish   11. seeing   12. not to well   13. work   14. seeing   15. to help   16. waiting   17. to park   18. speaking   19. getting up   20. not come   21. spending   22. to give

b.
2. not to be   3. changing   4. meeting   5. arriving   6. to revise   7. to tell   8. turning

Thursday, April 6, 2017

One More Cloze for the Road...


Now that you've all proved to have an artistic streak after your GREAT theater performance... let's keep up the artistic spirit! This time singing is your next challenge: For the time being, just complete the cloze below to get you into the singing mood... Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

And Nothing Else Matters...



This is a song for you to notice the different ways British and Americans pronounce the letter R. Pay attention to how the Metallica vocalist, James Hetfield, rolls the R when he sings .."and nothing else matters...", pronouncing the <tt> segment as an /r/. Ready to imitate him as you sing along? Please...


So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters
Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters
Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know
So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know
I never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
Nothing else matters
Especially dedicated to David R.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Phrasal Verbs I


Check out the document below which gathers 150 phrasal verbs. I am glad to see that probably by now you know, consciously or unconciously, at least 50% of all the verbs shown in the list.

150 phrasal verbs

I would like to give you some advice on how to learn these verbs: As you may feel already, phrasal verbs are a somewhat complicated part of the English vocabulary, so I wouldn't suggest that you binge learn them. It is much better if you start using them little by little, building up your own personal dictionary of phrasal verbs in a sustainable way, ok?

20 more phrasal verbs for the road

And here follows an example of a home made dictionary of phrasal verbs, in case you find it useful: