3rd Conditional

THIRD CONDITIONAL

 

 

Hi. In  previous lessons we have been reviewing conditionals, and the Third Conditional can sometimes be confusing.

 

Remember we use this conditional  to describe a situation that didn’t happen, and to imagine the result of this situation.

We make the third conditional by using the past perfect  after ‘if’ and then ‘would have’ and the past participle in the second part of the sentence:

  • if + past perfect, …would + have + past participle

 

Follow the next link so you can do some exercises and improve your English.

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/third-conditional-exercise-1.html

FCE – Time to review some grammar

Hi there! Here you have a quick exercise that will help you to review grammar from Unit 3.

Try to complete the sentences using the correct form of the verbs in the list.

*You can find answers at the end. (Try not to cheat).

 

allow / ask / force / not invite / persuade

  1. Paul had a Party recently, but for some reason he ____________ me to go.
  2. Mum won´t ____________ me to borrow the car because she thinks I´ll have an accident.
  3. The bad weather ____________ us to cancel the trip last weekend.
  4. Sara is very determined, so you´ll never __________  her to change her mind.
  5. Jack ______________ me to help him with his homework, but I told him I was busy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

  1. didn´t invite
  2. allow
  3. forced
  4. persuade
  5. asked
Present Simple and Present Continuous

Present Simple and Present Continuous

Hello students.

Last week we did some exercises of Present Simple and Present Continuous. In order to avoid mistakes the best choice is to practise as much as you can.

Remember we use:

Present Simple for: Things that are true in general, habits, permanent situations, short actions happening at the moment, or future if we are talking about a fixed plan or schedule.

Present Continuous: Things that are happening at the moment of speaking, temporary actions (even if not happening at the moment), temporary or new habits and future arrangements.

On the link you have below, you will find a game that will help you with the structure of sentences using either simple Present Simple or Present Continuous.

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-practice/present-simple-and-present-continuous

Once you open the link, scroll down until you find a box marked as “GAME”. Open it and a fun game will display.

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Try to give the correct order to the sentences within the time given.

Have fun!

 

 

COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

Hello dear students. During the last weeks we have been learning how to use adjectives when we want to compare things.

At the bottom of this blog you will find a link to a game about comparatives.

But first, remember that in order to form a comparative adjective, we need to follow the next rules:

 

  1. One-syllable adjectives adding “er”

 

tall                     taller

old                     older

long                     longer

Example: My dad is older than me

 

 

  1. If the one-syllable adjective ends with “e”. Just add “r”

 

large                     larger

wise                     wiser

Example: A ship is larger than a boat

 

  1. If the one-syllable adjective ends with a consonant and a single vowel before it, you have to double the consonant and add “er”.

 

big                            bigger

thin                            thinner

Example: A horse is bigger than a cat

 

  1. Two-syllable adjectives. You have to add “more” before the adjective

 

beautiful                            more beautiful

peaceful                            more peaceful

Example: Our new house is more beautiful than the old one.

 

  1. Two-syllable adjectives ending with “y”. Change the “y” for an “i” and add “er”.

 

happy                            happier

funny                            funnier

 

  1. Two-syllable adjectives ending with: “le” add “r”. Ending with “ow”, add “er.”

 

gentle                            gentler

narrow                          narrower

This road is narrower than the motorway.

 

  1. Adjectives with three or more syllables. Add “more” before the adjective.

 

important                     more important

intelligent                     more intelligent

A dolphin is more intelligent than a fish.

 

  1. Remember there exist some irregular adjectives which are exception to the rules:

good                            better

bad                            worse

far                            farther

little                            less

many                     more

GAME

Here you have a link with a game where you can have some fun while you learn. Now, try to score the most points as you can with this fun game about comparative adjectives. I am sure you will do great!

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/compare/

 

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

 

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Hello students. We are now in Halloween, a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world. When we think of Halloween, we think about pumpkins, witches, vampires and other scary things.

But, have you heard of the Day of the Dead?

During several days, Mexico celebrates a tradicional holiday which traces its origins to hundreds of years ago when native americans ( the Aztecs ) dedicated a festival to Mitecacihuatl, the underworld goddess.

After the Spanish colonization, many elements merged with the traditional culture, and nowadays this is one of the most important, familiar and colourful celebrations in Mexico. With this, death becomes a party instead of something creepy or sad. Families make symbolic offerings (including the favourite drink and food) to spirits of those members of the family who died and come every year to visit their loved ones.

A candle lit grave, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in a cemetery in Tzintzuntzan, Lago de Patzcuaro, Michoacan state, Mexico, North America

A candle lit grave, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in a cemetery in Tzintzuntzan, Lago de Patzcuaro, Michoacan state, Mexico, North America

Besides this, sense of humor is an essential element. People use to write down poems or songs laughing at death.

In 2008 this tradition was included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

You can watch a video of the latest parade in Mexico City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwT-r2uBv4