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te an e-mail to a friend whois going to visit to your country, give advice about what He or She should and shouldn´t do while visiting. Give advice regarding the following aspects: Greeting/Saying hello Giving gifts Eating Clothes Other aspects Note: Use should or shouldn´t esa tarea no la entiendo

‘Should’ significa ‘debería’ y ‘Shouldn’t’ ‘no debería’. Es muy sencillo.

Entonces puedes escribir frases tal como:

– If you come to my country you should take t-shirts and shorts, because the weather is very hot in summer.

(No puedo escribir mucho porque no sé cual es tu país y no sé que consejos dar, pero para que tengas la idea….)

You shouldn’t kiss in public.

If somebody invites you to their house, you should give them some flowers or chocolates.

People shouldn’t talk about politics.

Everybody should visit the capital city.

etc. etc….


Teacher please ! What have you done in your life that makeS YOU feel proud? in present perfect please

I have done lots of things!

I have taught a lot of children and adults. It makes me feel proud to see people learn English with me.

I have written a book. I have done some paintings. I have set up this website…

…and most importantly, I have treated my pets as well as I can!


jenny is going to the talent contest enter

Jenny is going to enter the talent contest.

Future: Going to


infinitivo and gerund

This is a very difficult topic for all learners!

I’ll pass you to the article I’ve written on this subject: http://profesornativogratis.com/gerunds-and-infinitives/


por ej si quiero decir en presente simple que “el nunca conduce su vehículo el viernes”, el verbo drive llevaría la s?

Si, lleva ‘…s’. Entiendo tu confusión, porque has oido que el ‘s’ se lleva en frases afirmativas, pero no negativas.

Es verdad, pero se refiere a ‘doesn’t’. Vemos las frases:

He drivea car.

He doeSn’t drive a car.

Hay ‘s’ en las 2 frases. Y con nunca tambien tiene que haber:

He never driveS a car.

 


Haces tareas?

Quieres decir deberes?

No exactamente. Mi tarea aquí es ayudaros entender cuando sentís que necesitais ayuda. Claro, si todo el mundo me manda sus deberes no tendría mas tiempo para hacer nada! 🙂

Para los que necesiten que les corrija un texto largo (un papel academico, un proyecto) o que tienen algo especifico en mente, en los proximos meses voy a abrir un servicio de correción. Eso sí, no gratis.

 


Reported Speech:………Emily: Carolina! Have you seen my green trousers? Emily asked Carolina if she had seen her green trousers.

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Hola, me podrías corregir? es urgente! Ice skating is the act of moving on ice by using ice skates. Ice skating occurs both on specially prepared ice surfaces (tracks, parks), both indoors and outdoors, as well as on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water, such as ponds, lakes and rivers. The sport brought to North America from Europe in the 1740s. The earliest ice skating happened in southern Finland more than 3,000 years ago. Originally, skates were made by flattened bone strapped to the bottom of the foot. Skaters did not actually skate on the ice, but rather glided on top of it. True skating emerged when a steel blade with sharpened edges was used. Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. These ice skates were made of steel, with sharpened edges on the bottom to aid movement. The construction of modern ice skates has stayed largely the same since then. The first organized skating club was the Edinburgh Skating Club, formed in the 1740s. For admission to the club, candidates had to pass a skating test where they perform a complete circle on either foot, and then jump over first one hat, then two and three, placed over each other on the ice. On the Continent, participation in ice skating was limited to members of the upper classes. As the technology for the maintenance of natural ice did not existed, these early rinks used a substitute consisting of a mixture of hog’s lard and various salts. MUCHAS GRACIASS from Alma

Ice skating is the act of moving on ice by using ice skates. Ice skating occurs both on specially prepared ice surfaces (tracks, parks), both indoors and outdoors, as well as on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water, such as ponds, lakes and rivers. The sport WAS brought to North America from Europe in the 1740s. The earliest ice skating happened (prefiero: TOOK PLACE) in southern Finland more than 3,000 years ago. Originally, skates were made by flattened bone strapped to the bottom of the foot. Skaters did not actually skate on the ice, but rather glided on top of it. True skating emerged when a steel blade with sharpened edges was used. Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. These ice skates were made of steel, with sharpened edges on the bottom to aid movement. The construction of modern ice skates has stayed largely (mejor: LARGELY REMAINED) the same since then. The first organized skating club was the Edinburgh Skating Club, formed in the 1740s. For admission (TO BE ADMITTED INTO) to the club, candidates had to pass a skating test where they USED TO perform a complete circle on either foot, and then jump over first one hat, then two and three, placed over each other on the ice. On the Continent, participation in ice skating was limited to members of the upper classes. As the technology for the maintenance of natural ice did not exist (CUIDADO CON ‘-ed’), these early rinks used a substitute consisting of a mixture of hog’s lard and various salts.

 

SUERTE, Y ESPERO QUE TE HAYA LLEGADO A TIEMPO!


hola me gustaria saber si esta estrofa de cancion esta bien escrita …..under your love and where are you I saw arrive health that yearns….gracias

“under your love and where you ARE (no es pregunta) I saw arrive health that yearns”

No sería normal en Inglés conversacional, porque el sujeto (health) tendria que estar antes del verbo (arrive). Eso dicho, en las canciones hay mas flexibilidad y esto valdría.

Es una frase curiosa, no?


Hello, good morning. I’m a Spanish girl, I need to Know the difference between “what a” and “what”, and “how” and ” how a”. The only thing that I Know about this, it’ s used with contable and uncontable nouns. Do you use in another context? Thanks in advance.

Do you mean as an exclamation?

What a concert! = Singular Noun
What noise! = Plural/Uncountable Nouns (This is not very common)
How silly! = Adjective
How a …… = You have to give me a specific example. I can’t think of anything.


Good evening ! I would like to know the difference in meaning for the next 3 sentences : A) If you happen to be in our area, drop in and see us B) If you should be in our area, drop in and see us C ) If you should happen to be in our area, drop in and see us. Is any of them more formal than the others? Thanks a lot !

B is not at all common, and in fact sounds a bit strange.

A and C are both quite common, but I wouldn’t say that the structure is particulary formal – you could hear it in a conversation between friends, for example.


If clauses

Have a look at this article on the subject


Hi ! I don’t really know how to translate the verb ” to be to do sth” into Spanish. Everytime I come across a sentence with it, I translate it as the verb ” to have to ” . What do you think about it? am I wrong or right? Thanks !

You have to give a example because I don’t see the confusion.

Be = Ser/Estar
There + Be = Hay

Do = Hacer

To have to = Tener que

Do you mean “I am to do the shopping”? In this case you would say “I am GOING to do the shopping” = Voy a hacer la compra.


en la frase nominal “fresh water resourcers magament” cual es el nucleo?

Fresh Water Resources Management?

Para mi el nucleo es Management. En que trabajas? En Gestion (Management). Gestion de que? Recursos. Que tipo de Recursos? Agua. Todo tipo de agua? No, agua fresca.

Management es lo mas importante. Lo demas es detalle añadida, funcionando como adjectivo.


Good afternoon ! I would like to know why when using the past simple, people usually say “just” before the verb in past simple. For instance : The British passport just lost most of its worth ( a headline from The Independent). What’s the meaning of “just” in this case in Spanish? If I dind’t say it , would it make change the meaning of sentences ? Thanks a lot !

This structure is more US English than British English, and personally I would never teach it.

‘The Independent’ is a UK newspaper, but headlines often omit words, so they are not good examples of grammar. “DOG BITES QUEEN” is an example.

In British English you use ‘just’ with the Present Perfect (not Past Simple) to mean very recently (in spanish = acaba de pasar)

I’ve just seen a ghost = Acabo de ver una fantasma.

The Present Perfect is not so commonly used in US English, but the meaning is the same, so you would hear:

“I just saw a ghost”.


Good morning! I would like to know the difference in meaning between the verb ‘To face something’ and ‘To face up to something’. For instance , If you don’t co-operate, you will have to face the consequences . Another example, It’s time that I learn to face up to this on my own. Thanks a lot !.

First of all, ‘FACE’ can be used in a physical sense, as in ‘looking towards’:

The TV faces the sofa in my living room.

….but I don’t think that’s your problem. I think a better example would be:

‘She’s FACING a problem’
‘She’s FACING UP TO a problem.’
The second suggests an attitude towards the problem – she’s brave, she’s taking responsibility, and she’s not trying to hide. The first simply means that there is a problem in front of her.


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