jueves, 14 de febrero de 2013

Travelling

This unit 5 is related to travelling. If you want to see a good list of vocabulary about this topic you can go to this link
Rememer the difference between to travel (we speak about the action so it's a VERB) and a trip (a NOUN so you can add an adjective or a characteristic like a business trip)
Here you have another interesting link about this topic of travelling: a conversation about a tourist information office and giving directions (lesson 5.3); click here

lunes, 11 de febrero de 2013

Clothes: verbs and vocabulary

Although you aren't study this topic at the moment I think it might be helpful to watch this video with typical verbs and expressions about clothes. Click here to see it.
If you want to revise your vocabulary with pronunciation go to this link; it's great!
To finish with and if you want to increase your vocabulary go to this page: you'll find a lot of words described by images.
Here you have a video from Pretty Woman about shopping; click here to see watch it.
See you in class!

jueves, 7 de febrero de 2013

Past simple versus past continuous

These two verbs are very similar to the ones in present but they are more connected, especially when you use when or while. The only thing you should keep in mind is that there are 2 simple past forms in Spanish but only one in English so in some context you use both past continuous or past simple. Have a look at these examples and the possible translation:

  • While she was having a coffee she saw the car crash  ( Mientras se tomaba un café...)
  • She had a coffee with Peter  ( Se tomó un café...)
  • She had coffee with Peter every week (Se tomaba un café con Pedro todas las semanas)

Here you have a couple of links with an explanation and an exercises at the end. Click here or here

If you want to practise some more here you have more exercises: