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THE AFTER EXAM PAGE .- Business English 2 (first term)

4 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

1.Lexical verbs can be REGULAR or IRREGULAR
Regular Verbs have a regular ending in –ED in the past form and the past participle form. See:
to play (INFINITIVE form) played (PAST form) played (PAST PARTICIPLE form): JUGAR
to work worked worked : TRABAJAR
to spell spelled spelled: DELETREAR

Irregular verbs do not have a regular ending. These verbs have different forms. Sometimes all three forms are the same. See:
to quit quit quit: ABANDONAR
to write wrote written: ESCRIBIR

2.How to conjugate lexical verbs in the past simple tense
aff.-                                                              neg.-
I /you saw.yo/tú vi (viste)                           I / you did not see
she saw                                                         she did not see.ella no vio
we / you / they saw                                     we / you / they did not see

Did I / you see?
Did she see?
Did we / you / they see? .¿vimos nosotros?




Reminder.-examinations, controls, tests

26 February 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

  1. Remember not to use pencil. Your writing might be accidentally erased
  2. Write your name, surname, class group and date on the top part of the paper
  3. Be clear when answering the exercises. Nice handwriting is always welcome
  4. Try to separate words
  5. Avoid spelling mistakes
  6. Ask for another sheet of paper in case you need it
  7. Do not talk during the examination time
  8. Do not copy the answers from the book, notebook, cheats or classmates
  9. If you have made a mistake in the exam paper, cross out the wrong part and show the right answer next to it
  10. Do not give more than one answer to one question. Write the answer only once


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Mirroring students´s handwriting size to show them our “long, and winding road” to correction

30 June 2014

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These examination days I found a Lilliputian handwriting on a paper and decided to follow his rules Imagen

{I can´t understand your tiny handwriting, boy


My what to-do list for 2014

6 January 2014

twitter: @eugenio_fouz



The typical three new year resolutions, namely give up smoking, learn English language and go jogging are included in my to-do list. Nevertheless, I must concentrate on the second and third point. Jogging is something I have tried lots of times. Learning English language is my job and my life.

I know I must tweet less and blog more. The twitter activity generates a lot of procrastination despite all information it provides.

Professionally speaking I should get a UK exchange for my school this year, try a freer syllabus on my own, I mean, a free style in class working with grammar, revision, lexis and acquisition. Try to differentiate topics and points from each academic course. Create new things on moodle, work with texts and audios. Teach more and test less.

Read more-readers, English press, textbooks-. Watch TV series in English. Listen to podcasts and BBC radio online more often.

On the other hand, getting more personal, I would like to improve my handwriting through practice. Consider copying extracts of texts written in Bradley, Mistral or Viner Hand style.

I want to visit one of the 3 Cs in Spain (Cádiz, Córdoba, Çevilla) or the three towns.

Read and reread Shakespeare´s plays and try his Sonnets. Read poetry: Sylvia Plath and lots more. Reread Cernuda. Reread Whitman. Try to read a bit of latin and learn some new words. Blog.

Read Steinbeck´s East of Eden. Read Lawrence Sterne´s Tristram Shandy. Read Melville´s Moby Dick.

Start reading the New Testament again, little by little (the Bible).

Enjoy art, photography, poetry, novel, twitter, blogging, newspaper reading.

Consult Fundeu bulletins on Spanish language.

Keep on dreaming. Get up early. Try writing short stories.

Essay writing (a reminder of ten points)

14 December 2013

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


When a student is asked to write an essay he should take some points into account:

  1. understand what you are being asked, I mean, understand the question and answer to that question. For example,  “ESSAY.- Write about the use of mobile phones in the street (20-30 words)” You must write about that topic and not about the mobile phone you would like to have
  1. writing an essay is a task which requires style. That means you shouldn´t be simple. Try to be honest and do not repeat the question you are being asked, e.g: “I think that the use of mobile phones in the street” is not a good idea for the beginning of your essay. This is called “begging the question” and is lack of style
  2. an essay doesn´t mean a list, but an expression of thought or the progress of some ideas. Do not write a list of words
  3. never write a very short essay. The normal thing is writing a minimum of words
  4. grammar is a must in writing.
  5. vocabulary is another positive point in writing. Without words we write nothing.
  6. avoid repeating all the time the same structures: in my opinion, I think, and … and, but…but
  7. write in clear handwriting. Your handwriting speaks about you
  8. say something interesting
  9. and remember, remember that to write acceptably well you must read a lot of books, papers, magazines or whatever using dictionaries. A writer is always reading stuff. Be a good reader!

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