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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

STORY versus HISTORY

STORY. In Catalan, "història, conte, relat breu, trama, argument".


STORY


Father read a bedtime story.  El pare ens va llegir un conte abans de dormir.
This book has a great story. Aquest llibre té un argument  molt bo.
Granny, tell us the story of how you met Grandpa. Àvia, explica'ns la història de com vas conèixer a l'avi.


HISTORY. in Catalan, "història, passat, crònica, l'estudi del passat"



I enjoy reading about the history of World War II.
M'encanta llegir sobre la història de la Segona Guerra Mundial.

She took up history when she was at university.
Va començar a estudiar Història quan estava a la universitat.

Irregular plurals versus regular plurals








EXERCISE 1: choose the correct plural form

EXERCISE 2: choose the correct plural form

EXERCISE 3: write the correct plural form

EXERCISE 4: write the correct plural form

EXERCISE 5: write the correct plural form

EXERCISE 6: write the correct plural form



Agenda Web: lots of exercises on the plural

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Present Perfect versus Past Simple







EXPLANATION + EXERCISE (SPANISH)

EXPLANATION (TABLE) + EXERCISES

Exercise 1 write past simple or present perfect

Exercise 2: write past simple or present perfect

Exercise 3: write past simple or present perfect

Exercise 4: write past simple or present perfect

Exercise 5: choose FOR, SINCE or AGO

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Connectors of contrast



Explanation

Exercise 1: choose DESPITE / ALTHOUGH
Exercise 2: choose DESPITE / HOWEVER / ALTHOUGH
Exercise 3: choose ALTHOUGH / IN SPITE OF / BECAUSE / BECAUSE OF
Exercise 4: three-multiple choice

See more exercises here.

Connectors of cause and effect

Connectors showing effect (result,consequence) and reason (cause)






Explanation (English): result

Explanation (Spanish): result. Per aprendre les paraules.

Explanation: (slideshare), cause and effect, Spanish

Explanation and quiz: reason and result 


Exercise 1: choose BECAUSE / BECAUSE OF
Exercise 2: two-option choice of connectors of reason (or cause)
Exercise 3: three-option multiple choice connectors of consequence (or result)
Exercise 4: three-option connectors of cause (or reason)
Exercise 5: cause and result. Three-option choice


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

LUNCH versus DINNER

SCHOOL LUNCH


TRANSLATION LINGUEE

WORDREFERENCE 

DEFINITION IN ENGLISH 



DINNER



TRANSLATION LINGUEE


WORDREFERENCE

DEFINITION IN ENGLISH 

Pots fer servir SUPPER for Catalan SOPAR

SUPPER



TRANSLATION LINGUEE

WORDREFERENCE

DEFINITION IN ENGLISH


PARENTS versus FATHERS

PARENTS

FATHERS


PREPOSITIONS: "ON" versus "IN" versus "AT"



EXERCISE:  choose AT / IN / ON

EXERCISE : write AT / IN / ON

EXERCISE : write AT / IN / ON

EXERCISE:  write AT / IN / ON



 

BEFORE versus AFTER

BEFORE and AFTER celebrities


BEFORE and AFTER photoshop



BEFORE and AFTER make up


BEFORE and AFTER weight loss





Future Simple: WILL + infinitive








Capital Letters





EXERCISE: Click on the words in the sentence below that need to be capitalized.

EXPLANATION+EXERCISE: Rewrite these sentences. Add capital letters wherever they are required.

EXERCISE: Rewrite the following sentences correctly.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Future Continuous



EXPLANATION 1(SPANISH)

EXPLANATION 2: SPANISH

EXERCISE 1: write the future continuous form (affirmative)

EXERCISE 2: write the future continuous form (negative)

EXERCISE 3: write the future continuous form (questions)


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Question Formation




EXERCISE 1: Ask for the underlined part.
EXERCISE 2: Ask for the underlined part.
EXERCISE 3: Ask for the bold part of the sentence.
EXERCISE 4:   Make questions  based on the following sentences using appropriate WH-Questions !


Webpage 1 with lots of exercises on question formation

Webpage 2 with lots of exercises on question formation

Webpage 3 with lots of exercises on question formation

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ALTHOUGH versus HOWEVER





EXPLANATION : In Spanish

EXERCISE 1 Choose ALTHOUGH or HOWEVER

EXERCISE 2: Choose ALTHOUGH or HOWEVER

EXERCISE 3: Choose BUT, ALTHOUGH, HOWEVER

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

WHY versus BECAUSE

WHY is used in questions.

  • Why do you like that stupid guy?
  • Why didn't you me to the party?
See more examples here.




WHY  is also used to affirmative sentences to mean "this is the reason why"



BECAUSE is used to answer, never to ask.


Question:    Why are you late?  
Answer:       I am late because I went to bed late.

Question:    Why is the window open?
Answer:        The window is open because it's very hot here.






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Present and Past Passive








THE PRESENT SIMPLE PASSIVE

EXPLANATION + EXERCISE: Present Passive (write the sentences)


EXERCISE: Active or Passive? Complete the sentences with the correct verbs.

EXERCISE: put the verb in the correct form

EXERCISE: Present Passive (write the sentences)

EXERCISE: Present Passive (write the sentences)

EXERCISE: Present Passive (write the sentences)


THE PAST SIMPLE PASSIVE

EXPLANATION + EXERCISE: Past simple Passive (write the sentences)

EXERCISE: choose Active or Passive

EXERCISE: Active or Passive? Complete the sentences with the correct verbs.

EXERCISE: put the verb in the correct form

EXERCISE:  Past Passive (write the sentences)

EXERCISE: Past Passive (write the sentences)



MIXED,  PRESENT AND PAST PASSIVE


EXERCISE: Active or Passive? Choose

EXERCISE: Ac tive or Passive? Choose

EXERCISE: complet the sentences with the correct verbs.


LOTS OF EXERCISES:

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/passiv.htm

http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/passive-present-past-exercises.html


Friday, March 17, 2017

HAPPEN versus SUCCESS

Catalan: La vida és: El que em passa / El que jo faig que passi
Catalan: Pot passar qualsevol cosa
Catalan: Estigues tranquil, i passarà (Spanish : ocurrirá)
Catalan: Fes que les coses passin



SUCCESS: to achieve your goals
"Success" is Catalan  "Èxit"