You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond
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Imperatives in the first conditional
Imperatives can be used to replace either clause of the first conditional:
If you've done the dishes, please mop the floor.
Tidy up your room, and you can go out to play football with your friends.
lunes, 23 de febrero de 2015
domingo, 22 de febrero de 2015
viernes, 20 de febrero de 2015
Video for Task 1 . Listening Comprehension
(Download the worksheet, add your answers directly on it below the questions or below the sentences you have to translate using a different colour or different font, then send it as a separate word / txt file attached to your e-mail)
The high price of low-cost airlines
No plans yet for the weekend? Berlin-Madrid for 19 euros! Low-cost airlines are conquering the European travel market with competitive prices, and the aeroplane is fast becoming an everyday means of transport. But this has dramatic consequences for the environment as no other form of transport has such a damaging ecological effect as the aeroplane.
The recent growth in air travel is above all due to the success of budget airlines. At first sight, they do not seem to have a worse ecological effect than conventional airlines, thanks to near-full capacity usage. The root of the problem lies in the acquisition of a new, wider type of customer through aggressive prices. A two-day shopping trip to London or a relaxing weekend in Majorca would remain a luxury that few could afford without these carriers.
So, for the moment, it is still the traveller’s individual responsibility to resist frequent flying. Those who cannot, or will not, stop flying have the possibility to compensate for the negative effects of travelling by donating money to climate protection projects. It is obvious that such voluntary initiatives will only be supported by a minority of environmentally conscious European citizens and can represent no real or credible alternative to a political solution. The coming months will show if EU states take the Kyoto protocol seriously and put a stop to cheap flights which are so costly to the environment.
1. WRITE A COMPOSITION (120 WORDS). CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. SPECIFY YOUR OPTION.
a) Where, outside Spain, would you like to go to on a short pleasure trip? Give reasons.
b) Attracting more tourists is essential for the Spanish economy. Discuss.
2. ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-2 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS. (1 point per answer)
1 According to the writer, why are low-cost airlines so dangerous for the environment?
2 Following the author's opinion stated in the text, can travellers radically solve the environmental problem? Why?
ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT.
In one sense, low-cost airlines are more efficient than conventional ones.
Many people can now afford short pleasure trips thanks to low-cost airlines.
It is up to travellers to stop flying so frequently.
Imagine a friend of yours doesn't want to travel by plane because he is afraid to fly. Give him reasons to take a flight to Amsterdam with you.
TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE:
“They never gave me instructions”
REWRITE THE SENTENCE WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING. BEGIN AS INDICATED:
“The ticket was too expensive for him to pay”. | “The ticket was not ...”.
FILL IN THE GAPS WITH A CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN BRACKETS:
“If he (BRING) .......... his passport, he would not have had trouble at the airport”.
GIVE A QUESTION FOR THE UNDERLINED WORDS:
“Peter lost his wife’s luggage at the airport two days ago”.
English at work
English for the Workplace - Level Test
Take this 100 question test to discover your English level. This test was especially designed for English for Business (or the workplace) and focuses on standard business English phrases, vocabulary, writing skills, telephone English, etc. It tests your knowledge of English as it is used, rather than focusing on English grammar - although there are a few grammar questions
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miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2015
CAN or CAN'T
Exercise 1 :Completa estas preguntas eligiendo el verbo adecuado.
Exercise 2: Mira las imágenes y decide si esas personas saben (can) o no saben (can't) hacer lo que se muestra. Escribe can o can't en los huecos y haz clic en el signo de interrogación (?) para ver si es correcta tu respuesta.
Exercise 3: Ordena estas palabras para formar frases.
Exercise 4: Elije la respuesta correcta para cada pregunta. Sólo una es correcta en cada caso, el resto están mal.
Exercise 5: Le estas frases y selecciona CAN o CAN'T.
Exercise 6: GAME. Contesta a las preguntas. Cuidado, si fallas una, perderás.
Exercise 7: GAME. Mira las imágenes y selecciona la opción correcta.
Exercise 8: Mira las fotos y elije la opción correcta.
Exercise 9: Match the questions and the answers.
Exercise 10: Mira las fotos y completa la frase. Usa un diccionario si es necesario.
Exercise 1: Selecciona la opción correcta. Fíjate en el ejemplo.
Exercise 2: Completa con el verbo en la forma correcta.
Exercise 3: Selecciona la opción correcta.
Exercise 4: Lee las frases y selecciona la opción correcta.
Exercise 5: Escribe el verbo en la forma correcta.
Exercise 6: Escribe el verbo en presente simple.
Exercise 1: Selecciona la opción correcta.
Exercise 2: Completa con el verbo en negativa.
Exercise 3: Selecciona la opción correcta. Haz clic en -> para pasar a la siguiente frase.
Exercise 4: Completa en negativa.
Exercise 4: Pasa estas frases a negativa.
Exercise 1: Contesta a las preguntas. Selecciona la respuesta corta correcta.
Exercise 2: Completa las preguntas.
Exercise 3: Completa con la opción correcta.
martes, 10 de febrero de 2015
lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015
NOUNS of LOVE...
BEAUTY: attractiveness, charm, elegance, grace, loveliness CHARM: attraction, fascination, glamour CONSORT: companion, comrade, mate, partner, soul-mate, spouse DELIGHT: enjoyment, gladness, happiness, joy, pleasure DEVOTION: affection, attachment, fidelity, loyalty, dedication DIGNITY: elegance, grace, stateliness FOREVER: always, eternity, perpetuity HAPPINESS: bliss, cheerfulness, contentment, delight, joyfulness HOPE: faith, optimism, reliance, belief, desire, wish JOY: bliss, delight, elation, gladness, happiness LOYALTY: allegiance, constancy, devotion, faithfulness, fidelity MARRIAGE: matrimony, nuptials, wedding, wedlock, bond, union PROMISE: pledge, vow RENEWAL: enlivenment, invigoration, regeneration, revival RESPECT: admiration, appreciation, esteem, favour, honour, regard SACRIFICE: dedication, devotion, offering SINCERITY: candidness, candour, frankness, genuineness, honesty, SPIRIT: being, heart, mind, psyche, soul, energy, life, verve WISDOM: wiseness, insight, judgment, knowledge
ADJECTIVES of LOVE...
AFFECTIONATE: adoring, caring, considerate, devoted, loving BEAUTIFUL: attractive, fair, lovely, stunning DIVINE: godly, heavenly, glorious, wonderful, wondrous ENDLESS: continual, eternal, perpetual, unceasing, unending, timeless FAITHFUL: constant, steady, steadfast, true FOND: affectionate, dear, devoted, loving HAPPY: cheerful, glad, joyful, joyous, merry, pleased HOPEFUL: hoping, optimistic, promising INFINITE: endless, limitless, unbounded, immeasurable MARRIED: marital, matrimonial, nuptial, spousal, wedded, united NOBLE: august, royal, ethical, moral, virtuous, honourable OPTIMISTIC: bright, sunny, upbeat, promising PEACEFUL: placid, quiet, serene, still, undisturbed PRICELESS: precious, inestimable, invaluable, valuable SINCERE: genuine, honest, real, heartfelt TOTAL: complete, entire, whole, absolute, pure, sheer, utter UNCOMMON: extraordinary, scarce, unusual, rare, unique UNCORRUPTED: ethical, principled, untarnished UNDENIABLE: certain, incontestable, sure, undisputable UNDYING: deathless, immortal, eternal, everlasting UNFADING: enduring, lasting, undying, unfailing UNIVERSAL: omnipresent, cosmic, global, worldwide UNSELFISH: selfless, self-sacrificing VIBRANT: intense, strong, vivid, dynamic, energetic, vigorous VIRTUOUS: ethical, moral, noble, principled, pure, righteous WARM: compassionate, sympathetic, tender, enthusiastic WORTHY: capable, deserving, desirable, suited, honourable, noble
VERBS of LOVE...
CHERISH: esteem, prize, treasure, cultivate, foster, nurture HOPE: anticipate, await, count on, expect, look forward to INSPIRE: excite, exhilarate, motivate, stimulate, impress LOVE: adore, cherish, treasure MARRY: espouse, wed, combine, couple, hitch, mate, link, unite PRIZE: appreciate, value, cherish PROMISE: pledge, vow RENEW: regenerate, restart, refresh, rekindle RESPECT: honour, regard, value, admire UNITE: connect, converge, join, meet, merge, unify VALUE: assess, evaluate, rate, appreciate, prize
ADVERBS of LOVE...
AFFECTIONATELY: dearly, devotedly, dotingly, fondly, lovingly DIVINELY: blissfully, gloriously, splendidly, sublimely ENDLESSLY: ceaselessly, constantly, forever, interminably FAITHFULLY: devotedly, loyally HAPPILY: blissfully, joyfully, joyously, cheerfully ONLY: alone, entirely, exclusively, solely SINCERELY: genuinely, honestly, really TOTALLY: absolutely, completely, entirely, fully, purely, wholly