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THE AFTER EXAM PAGE (Business English 1) 6.12.19

6 December 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Business English 1

1/ Get your textbook or a dictionary, check the correct spelling of the days of the week and copy them at least twice (at menos) (twice.dos veces)

2/ To learn vocabulary, download the wordlist papers from Aula Virtual (@moodle) and print them. After that, mark the words and expressions you can write or say without any doubt (doubt.duda)

3/ Attend classes. If you miss the teacher´s talks, you will be lost (to attend.asistir)

4/ Always have a look at your mistakes the day of correction. If possible, take some notes to avoid making the same mistake (to avoid.evitar)

5/ Thuesday is a word that doesn´t exist. Tuesday (martes) or Thursday (jueves) do exist!
Thrusday doesn´t exist either (either.tampoco)

6/ I don´t not like this girl is WRONG. I do not like this girl (no me gusta esta chica) is RIGHT
(WRONG.incorrecto) (RIGHT.correcto)


E. Fouz.-6.12.19





The After Exam Page: Latin 1122016

9 December 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz




1/ Tenga en cuenta que para responder a las cuestiones de la prueba escrita debe utilizar el espacio señalado con puntos o en blanco. Si cree que el tamaño de su letra va a ser demasiado grande, copie el número del ejercicio en hoja aparte y responda ahí.

2/ Las declinaciones de un sustantivo, adjetivo o pronombre deben contener todos los casos en singular y plural ordenados







3/ Un solo error en una letra, generalmente, la desinencia de un caso implica la nulidad del ejercicio.

dea, deae (diosa)

SG                  PL

Nom. dea                 deae

Voc.   dea                 deae

Ac.     deam             deas

Gen.   deae               dearum

Dat.   deae               deabus

Abl.    dea                 deabus

4/ Estudie y repase el vocabulario de las listas PDF disponibles en @moodle (Aula Virtual)

puella, ae: niña (hija)

et cetera: y lo demás / y el resto (etcétera no es una traducción válida)

sunt(v): ellos son (ser)

5/ Los números romanos deben construirse de menos a más, comenzando desde los números más bajos. El número 99 (árabe) XCIX ( IC )

I, V, X, L, C, D, M (1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000)

No se pueden repetir los números V (5), L (50), D (500)

VaLiDo [clave] 

Y no pueden repetirse estos tres números romanos porque tienen su equivalente en otro número: dos veces V sería X, dos veces L sería C, dos veces D sería M

Los números romanos, ninguno de ellos, puede repetirse más de tres veces. Tres veces es el máximo de veces que se repetirá un número. Por ejemplo, para escribir 20 en números romanos ha de poner: XX. Para escribir 30 ha de poner: XXX.

Si quiere escribir 40 ha de poner: XL.

Recordemos los números desde 4 a 9


y desde 40 a 90


Para escribir 300 hay que poner CCC.

Para escribir 400 hay que poner:


Para escribir 900 hay que poner:


6/ Evite repetir los mismos errores en las frases latinas fijas o lemas:

veni, vidi, vici (llegué, ví, vencí) y no vuelva a escribir esto: veni, vidi, vinci

7/ Sea claro en su ejercicios. Practique una caligrafía fácil de entender y, a ser posible, atractiva

8/ Entre al menos una vez por semana @moodle (Aula Virtual) y consulte las novedades


Eugenio Fouz.-




8 February 2016

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reading is sexing


ESL 2 (2.3)

ESL 2; second term – TEST 10


First of all, write your last name (e.g, González) and your first name (Gerardo). Then have a look at the blackboard and copy the date. Circle your Class Group in the printed paper (papel impreso).

Please, write clear. If you are doing a fill in exercise such as “complete the following words” or “include a word in the sentences below” try to separate letters and make neat handwriting.

I suggest you do not use pencil in the printed paper or exam paper. (In case you love writing in pencil, use it as a draft. Later on pass the notes in ball pen).

Enter “Aula Virtual” [@moodle] every week. Download the lists of verbs, vocabulary and whatever you find useful for your learning.

Sometimes students make silly mistakes only because of a missing letter.


guets instead of guests or bussines instead of business

Be careful with basics. A good student does not make mistakes when writing or saying: fifteenth, ninth, twentieth (ordinal numbers) or me, you, him (personal pronouns of object). Despite of revision work some students keep on making the same old mistakes.

Personal pronouns:

Subject: I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

Object: me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them
She loves him (ella le ama)

Possessive adjectives: (adjective+noun)

My, your, his, her, its, our, your, their

Could you give me my wallet, please?

When conjugating a verb read calmly the form you are asked. Maybe you have to conjugate the negative form and you unconsciously do the affirmative form. For example:

Conjugate the present progressive tense in the negative form of the verb TO TYPE.mecanografiar

You start like this: I am typing, you are typing… 

You should have written this: I am not typing, you are not typing

People nowadays write questions in Spanish with the final question mark by the influence of the English language. That is a bad thing. When someone uses Spanish language must follow Spanish rules and when using English language must follow English rules.

I have seen this: **Vas a venir con nosotros al teatro mañana?

¿Vas a venir con nosotros al teatro mañana? (ESPAÑOL)

However, I have also read this in a test: **¿Can you tell me…?

Can you tell me…? (ENGLISH)

Do not write these basics in the wrong way:

**Thanks you!, thank!

Thanks!, thank you!, many thanks! cheers! are RIGHT expressions


Be good & good luck!

Eugenio Fouz



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30 November 2015

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Lanesborough prep scho


ESL 1 (1.2)



Remember this: the days of the week and the months of the year are written in capital letters. Therefore do not write “monday” but Monday.

When you take an examination or write any message in Spanish avoid using the English rules for orthography. English language is different from Spanish language. In Spanish we do not write “Martes” but martes, miércoles.

Also, we use the symbol ¿ in the beginning of a question and ¿ at the end. E.g: ¿Dónde vive ella? is correct writing. “Dónde vive ella?” is wrong writing.

Some English words may be confusing. See the incorrect spelling below: “ballpen”, “nineth”, “good bye”, “fiveteen”

The correct spelling is as follows: ball pen, ninth, goodbye, fifteen.

Ball pen consists of 2 words, goodbye consists of 1 word

In the present simple tense there is only one “s/es” mark for the 3rd person singular which only occurs once:

“Does John ́s sister likes reading?” is wrong, whereas Does John ́s sister like reading is right.

In some exercises you are told to write the four demonstratives and their meaning what implies that you must do both things, not one of them.

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

To conjugate a verb in English you will be required to translate one form into Spanish language in order to show that you understand the verbal tense you are conjugating. So, for example:

Conjugate the present simple tense in the negative form of the verb TO BUY. Translate one form into Spanish, you should do something like this:

I do not buy / you do not buy / she does not buy / we do not buy (nosotros no compramos) / you do not buy / they do not buy

Another issue here: if you start the conjugation of a verb using contracted forms, be coherent and continue with the use of contracted forms. Never mix both forms. This is what you MUST NOT do: “ I don ́t buy / you don ́t buy / she does not buy / we don ́t buy”…

The infinitive form of a verb is preceded by the particle TO. This particle is the signal that it is a pure form.

to speak.hablar to sell.vender

The skeleton of a verb consists of 3 elements: infinitive, past and past participle See: To speak (infinitive) spoke (past) spoken (past participle)

[skeleton.enunciado, presentación]

I have seen conjugation of verbs where students write: “I to go / you to go” … and that is absolutely wrong. See the way to do things correctly above.

On this second control, some students still haven ́t learnt to write Thursday and tend to write “Thuesday” which is wrong. Learn once and for all the seven days of the week.

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Copy these as many times as necessary.

A typical mistake people make is using the double negative form in English. This does not exist. In English we only do the negation once, like this:

I do not understand anything or I understand nothing

There is confusion between the personal pronouns of object (me, you, him/her/it, us, you, them) and the possessive adjectives (my, your, his/her/its, our, your, their). Possessive adjectives never go alone. These always need a noun after them. See: my book is red, your sister loves me.

It is wrong saying or writing this: “I don ́t have got a laptop”

You should say: I haven ́t got a laptop or I don ́t have a laptop, instead

[instead.en su lugar]

If you are using the present simple tense do not mix the verb TO BE here as if you were about to do a present continuous tense. I have read: “I am miss” which is not right. The correct form for the present simple tense is this: I miss

Do not answer the same exercise twice in the examination paper

Revise BASICS (ordinal numbers, demonstratives, pronouns, vocabulary, etcétera)

Visit @moodle at least once a week

Read some texts in English, listen to podcasts from the BBC, use dictionaries


Be good & good luck!




14 November 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz




Visit @moodle, download, print and learn the vocabulary lists of every lesson

Learn how to conjugate verbal tenses in English. Revise the Spanish verbal tense forms as well. Check the scanner of a Spanish conjugation of verbs table saved in @moodle pages

A student can´t make the same old mistake test after test. Learn once and for all the correct spelling of specific words (**autum for autumn, **fiveteen for fifteen, **fourty for forty, **january for January, *Tuesday when you refer to Thursday)

There are only 7 days in a week!(Won´t you be able to remember them the right way?)

We use the analogical time. Say 3.30 (half past three). As you should know all months of the year and days of the week are written in capital letters. It is considered a spelling (orthography) mistake to write **march for March. Imagine somebody writing **paula for Paula.

A student of English language knows the correct name of the tools he uses. If he is asked to choose a demonstrative he understands that he must try one of these: this, these, that, those

Learn English topics little by little, that is, learn in the first place the list of personal pronouns of subject (I, you) and learn personal pronouns of object afterwards (me, you, him)

Do not confuse personal pronouns with possessive adjectives. Possessive adjectives always come along with a noun (my book, your sister, his girlfriend, her father, its meal, our teacher)

Definite articles, indefinite articles, numerals (cardinal numbers are one, two, twelve, one hundred) (ordinal numbers are first, second, twenty-third), adverbs (slowly, nearby, happily), linkers (but, however, and, nevertheless), pronouns (I, you, he, she), etcetera

There are certain formulas in language that one must learn by heart (by memoria)

How are you? How do you do! What are you doing? What ´s your last name/surname, please? I don´t understand. I´m afraid I didn´t hear you, could you repeat that, please? Thank you! You´re welcome!/No problem!/ It´s alright!/ Any time! How old are you? I´m 23 Have you got a car? No, I haven´t Do you mind if I smoke in here? No, go ahead!

Try to take part in the class dynamics by asking your questions, voluntareeing to the blackboard, following the chorus repetition of phrases, speaking English, doing the homework.

Making mistakes is a step everybody has to take.

Typical mistakes of insecure students:

buy/sell; before/after; Tuesday/Thursday; actually/currently; easy/essay (comprar/vender; antes/después; martes/jueves; realmente/actualmente; fácil/ensayo)

Write your last name and first name in the examination paper, your class group and date

Write in good calligraphy if possible. If not, try to be clear [Do not forget that a teacher must read your answers]

Once you have finished your examination take one minute to see if everything is right. Check your answers, grammar, vocabulary, spellings. See if you have left any exercise unfinished.

Be good & good luck! 

EF.- 141115

The after exam page

22 August 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


After having corrected tests and exams the best thing to help students learn from their mistakes would be a handout or correction page. That paper should include the mistakes done by students and the correct version of the exercise or whatever.

See the link on THE AFTER EXAM PAGE below

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