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las frases con el verbo en la forma correcta. Sigue el ejemplo.
Paris last weekend. (DRIVE)
1. I English for
an hour and a half last night. (STUDY)
2. Where your
parents born? (BE)
3. My sister can’t .
4. We didn’t out
at the weekend. (GO)
5. I usually
dressed before I have breakfast. (GET)
6. My mum in a
Elige la palabra correcta para completar cada frase.
1. What would you like for
2. I think I’ll have with my hamburger.
3. Excuse me, can we see the ?
4. Would you like to , sir?
5. I’ll have the fish and my wife would like the
6. That was a lovely meal. Can we have the
Escucha y contesta a las preguntas.
1. ¿A qué hora se levantó?
2. ¿Qué ha tomado para desayunar?
3. ¿Qué tiempo hacía?
4. ¿Cómo va a su trabajo?
Ahora escucha de nuevo y escribe
las palabras que faltan en el texto
This morning I woke up early. It was 6.30 when I got out of
bed and went downstairs for
. The house was
dark and quiet. Only the
I made some tea and toast and looked out the
. It was raining.
Slowly I got dressed and put on my warm winter clothes.
Today I’m going to need my heavy
, I thought, as I
picked up the keys to my motorbike and went out the
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GRAMMAR – Adjectives ending in -ed and
- To express how you feel or your
feelings about something or someone use .....ed
- To express what something or someone is like use ....ing
Examples: The lesson was boring and we were all totally bored (by
Everyone was frightened. The film was really frightening.
Write an adjective ending in "...ed" or "...ing" in the spaces
1. The documentary was
. I couldn't take
my eyes off the screen. (fascinate)
2. They were when
they heard the news about Simon's sex change. (shock)
3. It’s really
when your neighbours wake up early and start drilling holes
in the walls at 6am! (irritate)
4. I was very
with the book.
After such good reviews I expected much more. (disappoint)
5. It was a long drive and I finally arrived home feeling
6. I asked her when she was having the baby. She said that
she wasn't pregnant, just a bit fat. It was very
7. After smoking some marijuana, Pepito felt completely
8. We are very
with your CV. How soon can you come to see us for an
VOCABULARY - Phrasal Verbs with TAKE
Replace the BOLD words with a phrasal verb with TAKE and make any
necessary changes to the new sentence. Follow the example.
Example: Our three children and the big house pretty much
occupy nearly all of my free time.
Our three children and the big house pretty much
nearly all of my free time.
1. I am similar to my
dad in many ways.
I my dad in many
2. I think you should return it to the shop and ask
for a refund.
I think you should
to the shop and ask for a refund.
3. They are shortening my new trousers and the
sleeves of the jacket. Don't worry, it'll be ready in time
for the wedding.
They are my new
trousers and the sleeves of the jacket. Don't worry, it'll
be ready in time for the wedding.
4. I think you’ve offended them. You should have removed
your shoes before you went inside the house.
I think you’ve offended them. You should have
your shoes before
you went inside the house.
5. Would you mind looking after the baby while I go
to the shops for half an hour?
Would you mind the
baby while I go to the shops for half an hour?
6. I didn’t like sushi either the first time I tasted
I didn’t sushi
either the first time I tasted it.
7. If you have a family emergency, you are allowed three
days free from work.
If you have a family emergency, you are allowed
three days from
8. It was a good idea of yours to start playing
tennis. It looks like you've lost a lot of weight.
It was a good idea of yours to
tennis. It looks
like you've lost a lot of weight.
9. The company aren’t employing any more staff for
The company aren’t
any more staff for the moment.
10.My boss is hiring someone to replace our computer
My boss is hiring someone to
Before you listen about the city of Copenhagen, read the following
1. How old is Copenhagen?
2. In which year was Copenhagen rated the richest city in
terms of gross earnings in the world?
3. How long is the Stroget shopping area?
4. What has Copenhagen been called as a result of its
5. How many students are studying in its universities and
Now listen and answer the questions.
Listen again and write the
missing words in the following transcription.
Have you ever been to Copenhagen? If you have, you’ll know
why I’ve to write
about it. But if you’ve never visited this city, let me ask
you to name 5 facts about it.
Most of you know, I’m sure, that is the capital of Denmark.
But what do you
know about this 1000-year-old city?
Do you know, for example, that it is one of the major
financial centres of Northern Europe, and was rated third
city in the world
in terms of gross earnings in 2012? In 2009 it was in first
The Stroget offers the longest car-free shopping zone in
Scandinavia. In the 1960s, Copenhagen leaders created this
for shops, dining and street
. The design of
the Stroget was soon adopted by other world cities.
Copenhagen attracts politicians and town planners from all
over the world to study its
, district heating system or its waste management. In
various respects Copenhagen is a
for many of the world’s big cities when it comes to
sustainable town development. It has been called the first
carbon neutral capital in the world.
With nearly 100,000 students studying at its universities
and institutions and with
such as the Little Mermaid Statue, Tivoli Gardens and
it’s no wonder Copenhagen is becoming a ‘must see’
destination for foreign tourists.
Grammar - More Linking words. Choose the best linking expression to complete the sentences.
1. All flights to and from
Detroit have been cancelled the weather.
2. If I were you, I’d take a copy of your passport and
insurance documents you lose them.
3. I got up at 5.30 am this morning
doing a couple of hours work before breakfast.
4. I bought myself a laptop I can do some work during my long train ride to
and from work every day.
5. I think you should take your time developing your mobile
phone application, it won’t look professional and it probably won’t
work very well.
6. Pepito sent the letter by registered mail
to make sure it arrived safely.
Before you listen to a man speaking about corporal punishment in
school, read the following questions.
to the speaker, was the cane an effective form of
2. How many times did the speaker get ‘caned’ and
‘slippered’ during his time at secondary school?
3. Was ‘Rollerchairs’ a violent game?
4. Did the speaker stop the game as soon as the headmaster
came into the room?
5. What do you think ‘it all’ refers to in the final
Now listen and answer the questions
Listen again and write the
Corporal punishment they used to call it. I would call it a
in the arse,
because that’s where the teachers used to hit us.
According to Wikipedia, Corporal punishment is a form of
physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction
of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of
disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes
or behaviour deemed
It didn’t really work. Not in my opinion, anyway. I can’t
ever remember not doing something bad at school because I
might get the cane or the slipper, and that would probably
to my friends,
‘The cane’ was a long flexible bamboo stick that was whacked
across your rear end or the tops of your legs while you were
a desk or touching your toes. ‘The slipper’ was a gym shoe,
used in a similar way. Believe me, it brought the
to one’s eyes!
I was caned twice and slippered once during my 6 years at
secondary school in the UK. Not a bad record,
Many of my Friends had reached doublé figures before they
went off to the relative santuary of university or the dole
We played a game which was
from the film of the same name. We called it Rollerchairs.
We’d sit on a hard plastic chairs and push ourselves
backwards with our feet around the classroom in a race to
see who was the fastest. There were no rules. We could
as much as was
needed to eliminate our opponents.
One lunchtime, in the middle of a heated race, the
headmaster came in the class and I was concentrating so much
on repeatedly kicking the back of the chair in front of me
that I didn’t notice him towering over me, nor the
in the class, save the ‘bang’, bang’, ‘bang’ of my foot on
the back of the chair of the boy
Suddenly, I noticed the quiet in the room and I
with a start, knocking the headmasters coffee cup from his
hand and it all
down the front of his clean white shirt and green jacket. I
was caned for that, 10 times!
a) when you learn the basics of something.
b) this is when you talk about something that will probably happen.
c) when you start something over again from the beginning
d) perhaps the most effective form of promotion, If something spreads
like this, people hear about it by informal conversation with friends,
family members, acquaintances, etc.
e) this is when something is given without expecting anything in return
f) this means to tell someone that he or she did a good job.
1. back to the drawing board
2. give someone a pat on the back
3. learn the ropes
4. no strings attached
5. safe bet
6. word of mouth
Now complete the following sentences with an expression from the
1. The original campaign
wasn't successful. We have to go
2. We’ve been given some new parachutes to test at no charge
and with . If we
don’t them, we can send them back at no cost to us.
3. In Valencia, a lot of local businesses rely on
to get new
4. We all gave Pepito
for thinking of
such a great marketing idea.
5. It's that
we’ll have self-driving cars on the roads in 10 years time.
6. I’m starting to
in my new job as personal assistant.
She has a big house in Ireland / Tiene una gran casa en Irlanda
- Tomar (alimentos)
I have breakfast at seven in the morning /
Tomo el desayuno a las siete de la mañana I don't have coffee / Yo no tomo café
- Dar (una fiesta, un paseo, una mirada...)
We're having a party next Saturday / Vamos a dar una fiesta el
próximo sábado I usually have a walk on Saturday mornings / Normalmente doy un paseo
los sábados por la mañana Can I have a look at your magazine? / ¿Puedo dar un vistazo a su
- Se usa
habitualmente en modismos (frases hechas). La estructura más frecuente
(no la única) es:
'to have' + 'a' + sustantivo
To have a rest / Descansar To have a swim / Nadar To have a walk / Pasear
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Traduce las siguientes frases en INGLÉS al ESPAÑOL.
1. He shaved his beard to look
2. You should shake the medicine before you take it.
3. I want to thank you for your help.
4. Do they like travelling?
5. She loves having/to have breakfast in bed.
Escucha el dictado y escribe el texto. Sigue las instrucciones.
1. Listen to the text read at normal speed. (Primero
escucha el dictado a una velocidad normal)
2. DICTATION – Listen and write. Use the pause button on
your media player if you need to.
(Escucha y escribe lo que oyes. Utiliza la pausa en tu
reproductor si lo necesitas)
3. Listen to the text again and check your dictation.
(Escucha el texto de Nuevo y comprueba lo escrito)
-What's the difference between completed and finished?
During a recent linguistic conference in London, Samsunder
Balgobin, a linguist from Guyana, was asked about the
difference between the words 'completed' and 'finished'.
The questions was this, "Some say there is no difference
between 'complete' and 'finished'. Please explain the
difference in a way that's easy to understand.
Mr. Balgobin's response was, "When you marry the right
woman, you are 'complete'.
If you marry the wrong woman, you are 'finished'.
And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you
are 'completely finished'".
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Elige la opción correcta para completar las siguientes frases.
1. If you can
it, you can do it.
2. you're curious, you find lots of interesting
things to do.
3. to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
4. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to
5. Times and conditions change rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly
focused on the future.
Before you read a text, read the following comprehension questions.
1. The popular American
podcast Serial was the fastest to reach how many downloads?
2. How many podcasts in total were in the survey which was
given to the writer’s colleagues at the British Council?
3. Which of the following catagories was not a criteria in
c) number of downloads
d) production quality
4. Which podcast is probably not suitable for you if you
have an intermediate (B2) level or below?
5. Which podcast has a paid subscription service if you want
more detailed lessons?
Now read the text and answer the questions.
The 5 best Podcasts for you to improve your
Podcasts are becoming
more and more popular. Especially since the American podcast series
records on iTunes as the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads.
But how can podcasts help you improve your English?
It may surprise you to know that there
are many English language podcasts that are made specifically to help
you improve your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English language
skills. The problem is, like most things on the internet, there are good
ones and, well, not so good ones!
Last week I gave a presentation on podcasting at the British Council in
Valencia, and I asked 24 teachers to vote on their favourite educational
English teaching podcasts from a list of 15 podcasts that I’d chosen.
The 15 podcasts that I’d selected were all podcasts that I’d discovered
during the last 6 years of being involved in podcasting for English
So, now I have the results, and I’m
going to share the 5 podcasts that received the most votes from the
I asked the teachers to think about the
following áreas when they voted:
· The content of the podcast:
What are the students learning?
· Entertainment value: Is the podcast fun and entertaining to
· Production quality: Is the audio clear? Does it sound
· Presentation: Is it well-planned and presented?
· Usability: Would the teaches use it with their students, or
encourage their students to listen to it in their free time?
In reverse order of 5 to 1, here are
the results and the British Council Teachers’ choice. These podcasts are
also available on iTunes:
This American English podcast from
Mignon Fogarty is for high level students (C1, C2), native speakers and
English teachers. I think it was so popular in our survey because it
taught our teachers a few grammar points that they didn’t know! If you
like the English language, you’ll love this podcast.
Luke is a teacher and stand-up comedian
whose podcast is suitable for intermediate level students (B1 and
above). Luke talks about a variety of things on his podcast, from
phrasal verbs to British culture, grammar and funny situations he finds
himself in. His podcasts are interesting, fresh, educational and have
won the Macmillan Dictionary award for several years running.
This is an American English podcast
that introduces language with a dialogue which is then analysed for
grammar, vocabulary and common expressions. The podcasts are free, but
there is a paid option if you want more detailed lessons.
The British Council has a variety of
English podcasts at several levels and for different interests. The
Elementary podcasts (A2, B1) are presented in a series format and teach
grammar and vocabulary in a British cultural context using dialogue.
These podcast are an excellent self-study resource for lower level
students. You can find all of the British Council podasts
Now, I know what you’re thinking! Could
it be that the teachers were biased towards our mansioningles podcast
Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig? Possibly, but you will have to listen
to all five podcasts on this list before you decide if you agree with
them. You are the final judge!
In this podcast, for B1 level students and above, we help you with
grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and everyday expressions and
situations in English.
Please let me know your opinion on all of these podcasts, and if you
find any others that you think might be useful to students in our
community, please send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave
a voice message with your comments at inglespodcast.com
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