English

WISH

We can use wish + past simple to talk about a present situation we would like to be different. 

Structure:


Subject + wish + subject + past simple

I            +   wish +     I      +   could buy a new computer



I wish you were here.
I wish you lived in Madrid.
He wishes he could buy a new car.

This video will help you to understand it:




And now, let's listen to a song. Do you recognise the structure 😉?




*Compact Preliminary for schools:

Let's do a reported speech review (page 61, Part 1. Ex.1 and exam task)
- "Exam task" exercise: this exercise is the opposite: you have to write the direct form from a reported statement – este ejercicio es al revés de los que hemos hecho hasta ahora. La frase está en reported speech y lo tenemos que poner en estilo directo-. Un ejemplo:

The teacher told us not to put plastic bottles in the green bin → “Please do not put plastic bottles in the green bin” the teacher said.



18th May
Reported speech:

Oh my goodness? "Reported speech"? What is that 😖? Do you remember when you studied it last year? Don't worry, after reading this post and watching these videos you'll be an expert 😀.

We use Reported speech (estilo indirecto) to tell someone what another person said.This video will help you to understand it:




direct statementreported statement
"I am sick."She said that she was sick.



Let's imagine something: you are with two friends (Mario and Daniella) and Mario says: "I love Harry Potter films". Daniella didn't hear him, so she asked you: "What did he said?" And you say:
"He said he loved Harry Potter films".

So, in this example:


Direct speech: 'I love Harry Potter films,' he said. 

Reported speech: He said he loved Harry Potter films.

Have you noticed there has been some changes? When we change direct speech into reported speech, we need to change the tense:




  • present simple ⇒ past simple
      (I'm okay)          (He said he was okay)


  • present continuous        ⇒       past continuous
      (We are waiting too much)     (They said they were waiting too much)


  • past simple                   ⇒     past perfect
       (I studied yesterday)             (He said he had studied the previous day)

  • present perfect             ⇒     past perfect 
      (I have been to NY)        (He said he had been to NY) 


  • future simple            ⇒     would + verb 
   (We will go to the cinema)     (They said they would go to the cinema)

Don't panic!!! It's easier than you think, trust me:




And finally... let's visit the following website. You'll find a video and some exercises for practising.

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar/intermediate-grammar/reported-speech

If you have any question, please contact me or leave a comment below.

Gema




12th May
Reflexive pronouns:

Do you remember reflexive pronouns? Reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves. They refer back to a person or thing.

Reflexive pronouns are used when the subject and the object of the action are the same person, animal or thing. 

Some examples:
⏭ I cut myself by accident.
You need to believe in yourself.
⏭ He is teaching himself to play the guitar.
They walk to school by themselves.  
  •  Here you'll find a short explanation:




  • And a song:
 It's easy, isn't it?

Gema


4th May

How to do the worksheet (live worksheet):

1. Go to 



2.  Complete the worksheet. 

3. Click on "terminado"

4. Click on "enviar respuestas a mi profesor" (send answers to my teacher).



5. Write your name, subject (English) and grade (6th). And enter the code:

        lgevpvy27r (teacher code)



 

6. Click on "enviar".

7. And finally, you've finished!!!

















22nd April

Modal verbs

First, let's present the topic:

   
  • Have to/ don't have to
We use them to express is something is necessary or not. For example:
  1. You have to tidy your room (it's compulsory, you have to do it). For example we can use it when writing rules.
  2. You don't have to get up early on Saturdays (you can do it, but it's not compulsory.There is no obligation).

  •  Should/Shouldn't,  ought to/ ought not to
 We use them for giving advice


Is it clear now? I hope so!!
If you have any question, leave your comments below.

Gema




14th April


How to do the quiz:

1. Go to joinmyquiz.com












2. Enter the code723080









3. Click on "únete" 





4. Enter your name… and start!

  If you are ready, you can start!

Gema




20th March


Answer CDI (English).

You can download the solutions. Click below:

ANSWER KEY (CDI)

Was it difficult? Did you find it easier or more difficult than Cambridge tests?


13th March

CDI (English)

You can download the file (click on the link below):

                     "Competencia en comunicación lingüística 2018".

And this is the audio (click on the link below):
                     Audio

I'll post the solutions by the end of the week. Have a nice week!!



Gema



PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS IN DAILY LIFE

Let's enjoy listening to a song at the same time we're learning grammar!!





* REPORTED SPEECH

REPORTED QUESTIONS  EX.1

- REPORTED QUESTIONS EX.2

- REPORTED REQUESTS




EXERCISE ON REPORTED SPEECH

Resultado de imagen de REPORTED SPEECH CHART

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*THE PASSIVE

- ACTIVE OR PASSIVE? PRESENT SIMPLE

THE PASSIVE PRESENT SIMPLE

- ACTIVE OR PASSIVE? PAST SIMPLE

- THE PASSIVE PAST SIMPLE

- THE PASSIVE PRESENT CONTINUOUS
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*PRESENT PERFECT


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 *FUTURE "WILL"
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 *FUTURE "BE GOING TO"

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 * FUTURE TENSES GAME 

Practice "be going to"; "will"; "present continuous"




Resultado de imagen de future forms online eslgameplus

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 * CONDITIONALS


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* PRESENT SIMPLE
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 *PRESENT CONTINUOUS

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*PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINOUS

EXERCISE 1
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* IRREGULAR PAST SIMPLE GAME
 Resultado de imagen de IRREGULAR PAST GAME


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* PRESENT CONTINUOUS RALLY GAME
 
Resultado de imagen de PRESENT CONTINUOUS RALLY GAME

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* PAST SIMPLE VS PAST CONTINUOUS


4 comentarios:

  1. Hello Gemma, thanks for all the the links you have placed, they are very useful and fun, they are helping me a lot to understand each topic better.

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  2. Hi Ana,
    How are you? I'm glad you like them! Thanks for your feedback ;)

    Gema

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  3. Hi Gema the videos were very good and explained very well

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  4. Thanks for your comment, Iker!!

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