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

4 December 2019

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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?





24 October 2019

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Business English 1


first term

1.First of all write your name and SURNAME on the examination paper

(sample: John PARKER)

2.Write the date as well

3.Read all the questions at least twice

4.Months of the year: there are twelve months. All months have a capital letter: January, February, March, April … (DO NOT write april, but April)

5.Write the meaning of these expressions: escriba el significado de estas expresiones

6.To conjugate a LEXICAL verb you must put –s- in the 3rd person in the singular:

I speak / you speak / she speaks / we speak / you speak / they speak (yo hablo, tú hablas)

7.Study and copy the skeleton of verbs in the list [check the Aula Virtual, @moodle]

To quit quit quit.abandonar

To eat ate eaten.comer

To read read read.leer

To see saw seen.ver

8.Cardinal numbers are: 1, one / 4, four / 9, nine / 11, eleven / 12, twelve / 15, fifteen

9.Ordinal numbers are: 1st, first / 2nd, second / 3rd, third / 4th, fourth / 5th, fifth

10.Review the English alphabet. Try to spell nouns in loud voice: worm, shark, elephant



Eugenio Fouz.-24.10.19





“arx, arcis” vs. “arcus, us” -Latín- [THE AFTER EXAM PAGE]

4 June 2019

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[Jardín en el Parque de la Pólvora (Murcia)]



Latín.-junio 4, 2019

1./Recuerde que en latín hay excepciones como en todas las lenguas. Por ejemplo, en la 1a. declinación hemos visto: dea, deae (diosa) o filia, filiae (hija). Son dos excepciones a la norma.

puella, ae(niña) sigue la norma regular y se declina así: 

SINGULAR-Nom.puella Voc.puella Ac.puellam Gen.puellae Dat.puellae Abl.puella

PLURAL- Nom.puellae Voc.puellae Ac.puellas Gen.puellarum  Dat.puellis Abl.puellis


dea, ae(diosa) no sigue la norma y se declina así:

SINGULAR-Nom.dea Voc.dea  Ac.deam Gen.deae Dat.deae Abl.dea

PLURAL- Nom.deae Voc.deae Ac.deas Gen.dearum  Dat.deabus Abl.deabus

El caso dativo y el caso ablativo de plural termina con la desinencia  –abus. Lo mismo sucede con filia, ae(hija)

2./Ocurre algo similar con el sustantivo arx, arcis (fortaleza) de la 3a. declinación y arcus, us (arco-de flechas-) de la 4a. declinación

El caso dativo y ablativo de plural es “arcibus” paraarx, arcis

SINGULAR-Nom.arx Voc.arx  Ac.arcem Gen.arcis Dat.arci Abl.arce

PLURAL- Nom.arces Voc.arces Ac.arces Gen.arcium  Dat.arcibus  Abl.arcibus


El caso dativo y ablativo de plural es “arcubus” paraarcus, us

SINGULAR-Nom.arcus Voc.arcus  Ac.arcum Gen.arcus Dat.arcui Abl.arcu

PLURAL- Nom.arcus Voc.arcus Ac.arcus Gen.arcuum  Dat.arcubus  Abl.arcubus

3./Estudie las hojas trimestrales complementarias (Parallel Papers). Lea y copie en su cuaderno las conjugaciones verbales de cada evaluación

eo is ire ivi/ii itum (ir)

Presente de INDICATIVO

eo.yo voy        imus

is.                     itis

it.ella va.         eunt

4./Las expresiones latinas no llevan tilde cuando quien las emplea es un estudiante de latín

alma mater, curriculum vitae, modus operandi

5./Utilice un diccionario bilingüe (latín / español). Imprescindible si quiere aprender vocabulario

6./Estudie, copie y repase las listas de vocabulario disponibles en el Aula Virtual (@moodle) de la asignatura

7./Lea textos sencillos en latín siempre que sea posible

8./Traduzca oraciones y proverbios latinos. Use un diccionario y haga anotaciones en su cuaderno

Eugenio Fouz.-



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TAEP (The After Exam Page) for Business English 1 (1.7)

24 May 2019

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Business English 1


3rd term


1.The months of the year are twelve: January, February, March, April (…)

2.Cardinal numbers in Spanish language: 1-13: uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho (…)

3.Ordinal numbers in Spanish language: 1-13: primero, segundo, tercero, cuarto (…)

4.Personal pronouns of subject are: I, you, he /she/ it, we, you, they (yo, tú, él /ella / ello, nosotros, vosotros, ellos). I speak: yo hablo / she speaks: ella habla  / we do not speak: nosotros no hablamos

5.Possessive adjectives always need a noun after themselves, e.g: my book (my: mi) (book: libro) my keys / your girlfriend / his notebook / her brother (…)

6.Skeleton of verbs (enunciado de verbos).- TO TYPE (escribir a máquina)

To type typed typed [to type: escribir INFINITIVE FORM] [typed: escribí PAST FORM] [typed: escrito PAST PARTICIPLE FORM]


7.Conjugation of LEXICAL VERBS works like this:

To WRITE (escribir)

Present Simple (+)

I write / you write / she writes (ella escribe)

We write / you write / they write (ellas escriben)

To CHECK (comprobar)

Present Simple (-)

I do not check / you do not check / she does not check (ella no comprueba)

We do not check / (…)

To SPELL (deletrear) (?)

Do I spell? (¿deletreo yo?) / do you spell? / does he spell?



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TAEP.-THE AFTER EXAM PAGE 1.6 (Business English 1)

9 December 2018

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Business English 1


First term

1.First of all write your name and surname in all papers of the exam. Write the date as well

2.Check that your exam paper is complete, that is, see if you have all the exercises there

3.You will receive an extra A4 paper to write some of the answers. It is not obligatory to use this paper. Anyway you must give all the papers to the teacher

4.If you need space to write an answer put a mark like an asterisk  (*) or a number between brackets (1), (2) and the message SEE NEXT PAGE or SEE PAGE 2

5.Read every exercise slowly. Do not write the answer before reading the question twice. Understand the questions

6.The time. The English tell the time in two different ways. They say: 2:30 p.m (it´s half past two).-analogical way

However, they also say 2:30 p.m (it´s two thirty).-digital way

Remember we use mainly the analogical way. You should learn this way to tell the time


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The After Exam Page 1.5.-Business English 1

7 June 2017

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Business English 1


Third term- [control 20]

  1. When we conjugate a verb in the present simple tense we NEVER write the verb TO BE before (neither after) the lexical verb

This conjugation is wrong: I´m finish / you are finish / she is finish

This conjugation is RIGHT: I finish / you finish / she finishes

  1. Visit Aula Virtual (@moodle), go to the section of vocabulary, download the PDFs, print them and learn them. Study the words in detail (written form and meaning). Do not learn difícil like this: dificult but difficult. Do not learn café like this: cofee but coffee. Note that actualmente is not actually but currently
  2. The verb TO BE (ser) in the past tense has only two different forms: was / were. Do not write “I were happy” but “I was happy”. Do not write “ It were cold” instead of “It was cold
  3. Telling the time. To say 8:40 use this formula: it is twenty to nine; to say 3:15 use this formula: it is quarter past three
  4. Cardinal numbers are these: 1, 2, 3 (one, two, three)
  5. Ordinal numbers are these: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (first, second, third)
  6. To say 12th we say twelfth, to say 9th we say ninth. We cannot say “La doceava copa del Real Madrid, junio de 2017 (Cardiff)” but “La duodécima copa del Real Madrid, junio de 2017 (Cardiff)
  7. Personal pronouns of subject are: I, you, he / she / it, we, you, they. We use these pronouns in conjugations of verbs, e.g, I like those running shoes, he loves me, we learn a lot of things with our teacher
  8. Demonstratives: there are only four:

this (este, esta, esto) / these (estos, estas) / that (esa, eso, ese, aquel, aquella, aquello) / those (esos, esas, aquellos, aquellas)

  1. Learn the NATO alphabet by heart! A for Alpha, B for Bravo, C for Charlie, etcetera. You might be asked to spell your surname using these words. See the example. Spell this word following the NATO CODE: W-I-N-D-O-W-S. If you write W for Whiskey I for India N for November D for Delta O for Oswald (instead of O for Oscar) W for Whiskey S for Sierra, you will be punished with a low mark.


conjugate.conjugar / / after.después / before.antes

wrong.incorrecto / right.correcto

learn(v).aprender / print(v).imprimir / use(v).utilizar

instead.en lugar de

say(v).decir / spell(v).deletrear

like esta manera / by memoria

Be good & good luck!



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The After Exam Page (2.4) for Business English 2

16 December 2016

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Business English 2



  1. When we conjugate a verb in the present perfect tense we put the past participle form of the verb, e.g: I have told, you have told, he has told (yo he dicho, tú has dicho, él ha dicho) To tell told told: decir
  2. A good answer to thanks could be: you´re welcome!

           Also you can say: anytime! / it´s all right! / no problem!

  1. Remember this: ordinal numbers: fifth (5º), eighth (8º), ninth (9º), fifteenth (15º)
  2. You must be polite (but not: “you must to be polite”. MUST cannot take the particle TO of infinitive near itself. MUST is an auxiliary verb such as WILL, WOULD, SHALL, SHOULD, CAN, COULD, etcetera
  3. BASICS: personal pronouns of object: me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them
  4. Note the specific points in the subject Business English. There are certain readings included in the coursebook (rules for good customer service, how to answer to complaints, how to answer the phone politely)
  5. Get ready all the stuff for the next term: download and print the PDFs of vocabulary and verbs, have a look at the selected exercises from the internet (e.g., ego4u, etcetera)
  6. Start the reader at Christmas! Use a dictionary or smartphone to make notes on vocabulary. A good idea might be the purchase of a bloc for notes.

Be good & good luck!




The After Exam Page (1.4) for Business English 1

16 December 2016

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Business English 1



  1. Revise the names of countries: Germany (Alemania), France (Francia), Poland (Polonia), Denmark (Dinamarca), Spain (España) . People who live in those countries are called like these: the Germans (alemanes / los alemanes), the French (franceses / los franceses), the Polish (polacos), the Danish (daneses), the Spanish (españoles)
  2. Do not forget October when you write the months of the year. Remember that there are twelve months. November is written exactly like that: November. Do not confuse foreign languages such as French and English. [foreign.extranjero]
  3. Cardinal numbers are one, two, three, four, … fifteen (fiveteen is not a number. It doesn´t exist) . Ordinal numbers are first, second, third, fourth, fifth
  4. Study, learn, memorize abbreviations from the handouts or packs of papers: (arroba) , on delivery (pago contra-reembolso), soon as possible (tan pronto como sea posible)
  5. Be ready to learn words, verbs and expressions from the PDF linked on @moodle (Aula Virtual)
  6. Basics is a kind of exercise you will have to do perfectly well. Read and reread all the basics: pronouns, vocabulary lists of words and verbs, how to tell the time, numbers, etcetera
  7. You should be able to conjugate verbs in the present tense and the past tense in Spanish and English. Practise conjugations in your notebook. [should.debería] [be able.ser capaz]
  8. Example of conjugation:

I do not understand / you do not understand / he does not understand / we do not            understand / you do not understand / they do not understand (ellas no entienden)

  1. Write clear. Make your letters, words and expressions easy to read.
  2. Do not use extremely small letters in a paper exam, please! **

Be good & good luck!



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