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Past                           Verb  TO BE

         was                                                      You      were            

He         was                                                    We        were

She       was                                                   They      were 

It            was

 

 

Complete the sentences with the past form of the verb  TO BE.

  1. Peter……………..at the zoo last week.
  2. Mum and I………………..in the garden when it started raining.
  3. Who………………with you when I saw you in the street?
  4. My dog………………….never sad.
  5. We …………….at the circus last Friday.
  6. Mary …………………tired yesterday.
  7. The shoes Megan was wearing……………too small for you.
  8. The English test ………………..difficult for me.
  9. When………………….your birthday?
  10. It………………….last week.

 

The future : a good explanation

Esta  explicación que ha publicado el British Council os va a ayudar a entender el futuro.

Echadle un vistazo y la comentaremos esta semana.

 

Resultado de imagen de el futuro imagenes

  1. When we know about the future we normally use the present tense.

  • We use the present simplefor something scheduled or arranged:

We have a lesson next Monday.
The train arrives at 6.30 in the morning.
The holidays start next week.
It is my birthday tomorrow.

  • We can use the present continuous for plans or arrangements:

I’m playing football tomorrow.
They are coming to see us tomorrow.
We’re having a party at Christmas.

  1. We use will to talk about the future:

  • When we make predictions:

It will be a nice day tomorrow.
I think Brazil will win the World Cup.
I’m sure you will enjoy the film.

  • To mean want to or be willing to:

I hope you will come to my party.
George says he will help us.

  • To make offers and promises:

I’ll see you tomorrow.
We’ll send you an email.

  • To talk about offers and promises:

Tim will be at the meeting.
Mary will help with the cooking.

  1. We use (be) going to:

  • To talk about plans and intentions:

I’m going to drive to work today.
They are going to move to Manchester.

  • When we can see that something is likely to happen:

Be careful! You are going to fall.
Look at those black clouds. I think it’s going to rain.

  1. We often use verbs like would like

    planwantmeanhopeexpectto talk about the future:

What are you going to do next year? I’d like to go to University.
We plan to go to France for our holidays.
George wants to buy a new car.

  1. We use modals maymight, and could when we are not sure about the future:

I might stay at home tonight, or I might go to the cinema.
We could see Mary at the meeting. She sometimes goes.

  1. We can use should if we think something is likely to happen:

We should be home in time for tea.
The game should be over by eight o’clock.

  1. Clauses with time words:

In clauses with time words like whenafter, and until we often use a present tense form to talk about the future:

I’ll come home when I finish work.
You must wait here until your father comes.
They are coming after they have had dinner.

  1. Clauses with if:

In clauses with if we often use a present tense form to talk about the future:

We won’t be able to go out if it rains.
If Barcelona win tomorrow they will be champions.

WARNING: We do not normally use will in clauses with if or with time words:

I’ll come home when I will finish work.
We won’t be able to go out if it will rain rains.

But we can use will if it means a promise or offer:

I will be very happy if you will come to my party.
We should finish the job early if George will help us.

  1. We can use the future continuous instead of the present continuous or going to for emphasis when we are talking about plans, arrangements and intentions:

They’ll be coming to see us next week.
I will be driving to work tomorrow.

 

 

False Friends

A false friend is a word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person’s native language, but a different meaning.

For instance, “actually” has nothing to do with “actualmente”. “Actually” means ” en realidad“.

Today I’m going to write a short list, I will continue  adding words in the following weeks.

  • Agenda    means……  “orden del día”      and NOT          “agenda”.
  • Apology   means…… “disculpa”               and  NOT            “apología”.
  • Arena      means …… “estadio”               and   NOT              “arena”.

 

  • Argument  means…….“discusión”          and  NOT              “argumento”
  • Assist  means ……..“ayudar”                         and  NOT    “asistir”.
  • Advocado   means…..“aguacate”     and  NOT   ”  abogado”.

 

Vocabulary : Travel

On my travels = en mis viajes

Travel documents = documentación para el viaje

Travel expenses = gastos del viaje

Travel insurance = seguro de asistencia de viaje

Travel sickness = mareo

GO AWAY  = Go to another town, country, etc. for more than one day.

Did you have a holiday last year? Yes, I went away for one week in August.”