Posts Tagged ‘English language’

sense i tive poetess [gift]

10 February 2018

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How to express your opinion in English (engvid)

3 February 2018

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The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain (helping reader note)

3 February 2018

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Extract of the A4 paper reader note.-

Reader.

Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper (Oxford Bookworms)

 

chapter 7.-

Title: The Gang of Thieves

Plot: the story itself

Settings: London

Characters: the Prince (Edward), the Pauper (Tom Canty), Old Andrew, John Canty, Lord Hertford, Miles Hendon, Henry VIII

Time: XVI th century, Tudor England, ca. 1547

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To the reader:

[have you got a dictionary/smartphone, pencil & bloc?]

 

Date: 5022018(Mon)

Pages: 29-32

 

Words:

let us go.vayamos

sitting down.sentado

said.dijo (past of “to say”)

walk.caminar

hurt.dolido, herido

at once.enseguida

barn.granero

laughed.se rio (past of “to laugh”)

sadly.tristemente

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10 facts about you

27 January 2018

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Conjugate verbs in the present simple tense (AUXILIARIES)

1 November 2017

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Conjugation of English verbs

PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE

Auxiliary verbs

Affirmative, negative and interrogative forms

affirmative form

to be (ser o estar)

I am.yo soy

You are

She is

We/ you / they are

negative form

can (poder)

I cannot

You cannot.tú no puedes

She cannot

We/ you / they cannot

interrogative form

can (poder)

Can I?

Can you?

Can she?.¿puede ella?

Can we / you / they?

 

 

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Skeleton of verbs (enunciado o presentación de verbos)

can could – (poder)

must “had to” (deber)

to be was / were been (ser o estar)

to have had had (tener o haber)

to do did done(aux* o hacer)

 

Auxiliary verbs:

A/ primary auxiliaries:

to be; to have; to do

B/ modal auxiliaries:

can, could, may, might, must, will, would, shall, should

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How to become an excellent English speaker

29 September 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(José Mourinho)

 

.watch youtube videos

.listen to BBC podcasts (almost every day)

.read novels and short stories

.overuse dictionaries

.have a look at lots of newspapers (the Independent, the Daily Mail)

.get involved in social links (facebook, twitter, imgur)

.enjoy songs & lyrics

.stay in the UK for long periods of time

.be a kind of radio listener of euronews (*smartphone user)

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http://www.euronews.com/live

i ´ ve got a crush on language mannerisms

25 May 2017

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i ´  ve got a crush on language mannerisms like these:

What are … Proverbs, Sayings, Aphorisms, Idioms, Puns, etc.

via smart-words.org

Here is a list of definitions (with examples), which helps to understand the difference between these terms.

It is common to find different words existing in English to represent similar ideas. It is an frequent characteristic of a language with a long history. There are a number of specific types of saying, of which proverb is probably the best known. However, the distinction between them is often pretty vague.

Adage.- An aphorism that has that has gained credit through long use.

Example: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Aphorism.-A tersely, memorable phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage.

[from Greek aphorismos, from aphorizein, to delimit, define. Apo- (1. Away from; off; Separate. 2. Without 3. Related to) + Horizein (limit, boundary)]

Example: He’s a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom.

Cliché.- An overly commonplace, banal or trite saying, expression or idea. Sometimes the terms stereotype or platitude are used as a synonym.

Clichés can be defined as preconceived twists, hackneyed and worn out by too frequent use of images, modes of expression, speech and thought patterns. These are often used thoughtlessly and without individual conviction.

Example: All Americans are very open.

Epigram.- A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement, thought or observation; sometimes expressed as a short, witty poem.

Example: The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

Epithet.- A descriptive term (= word or phrase) used to characterize a person or thing, that has become popular is commonly understood.

Example: The Great Emancipator — as a term for Abraham Lincoln. (…)

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NOTE:

I love so much these issues that I have posted this latest as a duplicate in this blog dated on the 22nd November 2016 under the title “Proverbs, sayings, idioms, adages”

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6 ways to improve communication in an interview (English)

10 May 2017

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  1. Use functional language, that is, say things such as “I don´t think so”, “yes, please”, “if so, let me know”
  2. Make sure of knowledge of basics: the time, the alphabet, formulaic language-say thanks, respond to thanks, introduce someone, spell words-, say numbers
  3. Be good at grammar, namely verbal tenses, conjugations, elements in a phrase, connectors, etcétera
  4. Learn, save and master plenty of vocabulary (words, expressions, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, varied adjectives, demonstratives)
  5. Be curious about idioms, false friends, acronyms, Latin abbreviations, mottoes, Slang expressions and Cockney
  6. Manage an acceptable standard pronunciation

Eugenio Fouz.- 100517

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How to say and write the date in English language

1 April 2017

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[Woodward,- seen on @facebook]

Conjugador reverso de verbos en inglés

8 March 2017

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Una website de conjugador de verbos en inglés. Muestra de conjugación del verbo TO MAKE MADE MADE (hacer, fabricar)

Muestra del verbo to make: 

Indicative

Present
I make
you make
he/she/it makes
we make
you make
they make

Preterite 
I made
you made
he/she/it made
we made
you made
they made

Infinitive

to make

Imperative

make
let’s make
make

Participle

Present
making

Past
made

In English, the conjugated forms are the same for the following persons: you, we and they.

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http://conjugador.reverso.net/conjugacion-ingles-verbo-forget.html


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