59.- Conversación con una psicóloga. Advanced English. C1. C2.

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58.- Modality. C1. Advanced. Video

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57.- Conditional permission. C1. Profesor.

1: Say that John has hypothetical permission to do the report – the client would be fine with that. 2: Ask if John had hypothetical permission in the past to do the report. 3: Ask if Lucy has hypothetical permission to go to the meeting. 4: Say that you had hypothetical permission in the past to go to the meeting instead of Lucy. . . Answers 1: John could do the report – the client would be fine with that. 2: Could John have done the report? 3: Could Lucy go to the meeting? 4: I could have gone to the meeting instead of...

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57.- Conditional permission. C1.

Let’s review! (Grammar : https://madrid-berlin-idiomas.com/174-conditional-permission-c1/)   What would you say in these situations?   1: Say that John has hypothetical permission to do the report – the client would be fine with that.    2: Ask if John had hypothetical permission in the past to do the report.    3: Ask if Lucy has hypothetical permission to go to the meeting.   4: Say that you had hypothetical permission in the past to go to the meeting instead of...

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56.- Expressions with ‘make’ 2. Advanced

  Choose the correct alternative in brackets. It’s getting late. We should make _____ . (paths, tracks, ways)Thanks to a private teacher Amaya has made a lot of _____ with her German. (forward, headway, progresses)As soon as we got into the club we made a _____ for the bar. (beeline, flyline, mothline)I had made such a _____ ear of my French essay that I decided to start all over again (cow’s, duck’s, pig’s)It suddenly started to rain heavily while we were walking on the beach so we made a _____ for the car. (comeback, dash,...

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55.- Expressions with ‘make’ 2. Advanced(profesor)

Expressions with ‘make’ 2. Advanced Choose the correct alternative in brackets. It’s getting late. We should make _____ . (paths, tracks, ways)Thanks to a private teacher Amaya has made a lot of _____ with her German. (forward, headway, progresses)As soon as we got into the club we made a _____ for the bar. (beeline, flyline, mothline)I had made such a _____ ear of my French essay that I decided to start all over again (cow’s, duck’s, pig’s)It suddenly started to rain heavily while we were walking on the beach so we made a _____...

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54.- Expressions with ‘Make’ –. Advanced

Expressions with ‘Make’ –. Advanced Choose the correct alternative in brackets. The traffic was so bad that we got to the hotel very late, and to make _____ worse they couldn’t find our reservation. (issues, matters, thing)It makes my blood _____ when I see people mistreating animals. (boil, hot, thick)Grandpa is in a grumpy mood so it’s best if we make ourselves _____ for a few hours. (scarce, splash, tracks)Lily adores her grandparents’ dog. She always makes a big _____ over him. (bolt, fool, fuss)So the waiter overcharged you...

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54.-Expressions with ‘Make’ –. Advanced (profesor)

Expressions with ‘Make’ –. Advanced Choose the correct alternative in brackets. The traffic was so bad that we got to the hotel very late, and to make _____ worse they couldn’t find our reservation. (issues, matters, thing)It makes my blood _____ when I see people mistreating animals. (boil, hot, thick)Grandpa is in a grumpy mood so it’s best if we make ourselves _____ for a few hours. (scarce, splash, tracks)Lily adores her grandparents’ dog. She always makes a big _____ over him. (bolt, fool, fuss)So the waiter overcharged you...

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53.- Idioms with the word ONE. Ejercicio Advanced.

Idioms with the word ONE. Ejercicio Advanced.Web. Consulta la teoría en nuestro apartado “Vocabulario” antes de hacer este ejercicio.     If you can’t work it out, keep calm, go_______ and start again.    a) back to square one  b) a million to one  c) one and only  d) one at a time  e) one and the same  f) one-off  g) one for the road  h) a million and one  i) one for the books  j) as one  k) look after number one   There comes a time, when the world must come together ______.(USA for Africa).   a) back...

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53.- Idioms with the word ONE. Ejercicio Advanced.Profesor

Idioms with the word ONE. Ejercicio Advanced.Profesor   In English there  are  lots of idioms with the word ‘one’. A  one-off  (noun and adjective) : something that happens only once…. una vez en la vida… One at a time : individually, one by one or one after one. No habléis todos a la vez… de uno en uno,… cada vez uno…. As one (man)  : to do something together, simultaneously Back to square one :  back to the beginning ; to start again: empezar de cero. (también to start from scratch) (to look after) number...

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52.- ‘Rather than’ and ‘would rather’.1.

‘Rather than’ and ‘would rather’.1. We can use ‘rather’ to compare things. There are two main structures. Rather than = more than / instead of. We usually use the infinitive without ‘to’ if we need a verb after ‘than’ here. She took a taxi rather than walk in the rain. He wants tea rather than coffee. Would rather = would prefer. We always use the infinitive without ‘to’ after this. We often shorten ‘would’ to ‘d. We can also use ‘than’ if we want to...

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52.- ‘Rather than’ and ‘would rather’. Profesor

‘Rather than’ and ‘would rather’. Profesor We can use ‘rather’ to compare things. There are two main structures. Rather than = more than / instead of. We usually use the infinitive without ‘to’ if we need a verb after ‘than’ here. She took a taxi rather than walk in the rain. He wants tea rather than coffee. Would rather = would prefer. We always use the infinitive without ‘to’ after this. We often shorten ‘would’ to ‘d. We can also use ‘than’ if we...

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51.- Translation list 13

No perdamos contacto con la realidad No construyamos castillos en el aire Te pareces ( en tu personalidad) a tu padre Ya aprenderás los secretos del oficio Ya se debería haber enviado ¿Quién tuvo la genial idea de hacer eso? No fui yo La culpa fue de Pepe No me eches la culpa a mí Siempre estás buscando a alguien a quien echarle la culpa ¿en qué dirección se fueron? Hola, Juan¿Qué tal estás?  

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51.- Translation list 13

No perdamos contacto con la realidad Let´s not lose touch with reality No construyamos castillos en el aire Let´s not build castles in de air Te pareces ( en tu personalidad) a tu padre You take after our father Ya aprenderás los secretos del oficio Yo´ll learn the tricks of the trade Ya se debería haber enviado It should´ve already been sent ¿Quién tuvo la genial idea de hacer eso? Who had the great idea to do that? No fui yo It wasn´t me La culpa fue de Pepe It was Pepe´s fault No me eches la culpa a mí Don´t blame me Siempre...

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50.- Translation list 12

Mi mujer llevaba tres años muerta Colgué y casi me desmayé Las llamadas seguían ocurriendo Su voz parecía cada vez más cercana Ya no lo podía aguantar más Lentamente me estaba volviendo loco Decidí por fin ir al cementerio Me acerqué ( andando) lentamente a la tumba de mi mujer Había habido una tormenta la noche anterior Un poste telefónico había caído Uno de los cables había caído justo en la tumba de mi mujer    

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50.- Translation list 12

De repente me quedé helado Suddenly, I froze Era mi mujer quien me llamaba It was my wife who was calling me Mi mujer llevaba tres años muerta My wife had been dead for three years. Colgué y casi me desmayé I hung up and almost fainted Las llamadas seguían ocurriendo The calls kept coming Su voz parecía cada vez más cercana Her voice seemed closer and closer Ya no lo podía aguantar más I couldn´t stand it any more Lentamente me estaba volviendo loco I was slowly going crazy Decidí por fin ir al cementerio I finally decided to go to...

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49.- Translation list 11

Ya no es de él Vine para que tú me ayudaras Trabajo para poder mantenerte Habla alto para que todos te oigan Oí una extraña voz que me asustó Miré atrás pero no vi nada Miré en todas partes Por fin, me di cuenta de lo que era El teléfono estaba descolgado Me acerqué ( andando) al teléfono No pude creer lo que oía Fue una voz tan débil…  

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49.-Translation list 10 (profesor)

Ya no es de él It´s not his anymore Vine para que tú me ayudaras I came so that I can support you Trabajo para poder mantenerte I work so that I can support you Habla alto para que todos te oigan Speak loudly so that everyone can hear you Oí una extraña voz que me asustó I Heard a strange voice that frightened me Miré atrás pero no vi nada I looked back but i didn´t see anything Miré en todas partes I looked everywhere Por fin, me di cuenta de lo que era Finally, I realized what it was El teléfono estaba descolgado The telephone was...

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48.-Translation list 9

Algunos jefes de departamento se quejan de esta política. Sin embargo, es la forma más justa Cada mes las ventas reales se comparan con las ventas estimadas ¿y qué pasa si hay desviaciones? Localizamos las causas y tomamos medidas Nuestros clientes son imprevisibles Hay muchos altibajos a lo largo del año Es un negocio estacional La situación de tesorería mejora en mayo Los míos están al lado de los de ella ¿De quién es el que está en el suelo? Aquel antes era de él  

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48.-Translation list 9 (profesor)

Algunos jefes de departamento se quejan de esta política. Some departamento heads complain about this policy Sin embargo, es la forma más justa However, it´s the fairest way Cada mes las ventas reales se comparan con las ventas estimadas Each month actual sales are compared to estimated sales ¿y qué pasa si hay desviaciones? And what happens if there are variances? Localizamos las causas y tomamos medidas We pinpoint the causes and take action Nuestros clientes son imprevisibles Our customers are unpredictable Hay muchos altibajos a lo...

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47.- Translation list 8

  Los escoceses tienen un acento extraño Tienen fama de ser tacaños Si yo fuera zurdo, podría hacerlo Llevaos a esa gente de aquí Deja que te releve Esa gente es de mente muy estrecha Primero, hacemos una previsión de ventas Después, hacemos un plan de producción Con estos datos elaboramos el presupuesto de gastos Los gastos generales se comparten Se asignan a cada departamento según el número de empleados Alguno jefes de departamento se quejan de esta política  

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47.- Translation list 8 (profesor)

    Los escoceses tienen un acento extraño The scottish have a strange accent Tienen fama de ser tacaños They´re famous for being tight-fisted Si yo fuera zurdo, podría hacerlo If I were left-handed, I could do it Llevaos a esa gente de aquí Take those pople away Deja que te releve Let me take over for you Esa gente es de mente muy estrecha Those people are very narrow-minded Primero, hacemos uan previsión de ventas First we make a sales forecast Después, hacemos un plan de producción Them we make a production plan Con estos...

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46.-Translation list 7

¿Cuánto valdrían ahora? Depende de cómo queramos venderlos Si los subastamos, conseguiremos menos Si contratamos a un agente, podemos conseguir un 15 por ciento más Se tardaría más, pero ganaríamos más ¿Cuánto crees que tardaríamos? Podríamos deshacernos de todos ellos en un año más o menos Así podríamos saldar nuestras deudas Incluso podríamos pactar una buena indemnización por despido para todos ¿Cuánto nos quedaría al final? Aún quedaría suficiente para prepararnos un paracaídas de oro ¿Qué quiere decir una...

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46.- Translation list 7 (profesor)

¿Cuánto valdrían ahora? How much would they be woth now? Depende de cómo queramos venderlos It depends on how we want to sell them Si los subastamos, conseguiremos nenos If we auction them,we´ll get less Si contratamos a un agente, podemos conseguir un 15 por ciento más If we hire an agent, we can get 15 percent more. Se tardaría más, pero ganaríamos más If would take longer but we´d earn more ¿Cuánto crees que tardaríamos? How long do you think it would take us? Podríamos deshacernos de todos ellos en un año más o menos We...

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45.-Translation list 6

Los pequeños se hundirán ¿podemos prorrogar la línea de crédito? Ya estamos hasta el cuello de deudas Esperad, se nos olvida algo. Tenemos una valiosa colección de cuadros aquí mismo en la oficina ¿estás sugiriendo que los vendamos? ¿Qué más podemos hacer? No veo otra salida Recuerdo el valor de hace diez años Fueron tasados por un experto Entonces valían tres mil millones  

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45.-Translation list 6 (profesor)

Los pequeños se hundirán The small ones will go under ¿podemos prorrogar la línea de crédito? Can we extend the credit line? Ya estamos hasta el cuello de deudas We´re already up to our neck in debt Esperad, se nos olvida algo. Wait, we´re forgettinng somthing Tenemos una valiosa colección de cuadros aquí mismo en la oficina We have a valuable collection of painting right here in the office ¿estás sugiriendo que los vendamos? Are you suggesting that we sell them? ¿Qué más podemos hacer? What else can we do? No veo otra salida I...

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44.-Translation list 5

    ¿Tiene alguien alguna sugerencia? Debiste cobrarles antes No nos digas lo que debíamos hacer Dinos lo que deberíamos hacer ahora ¿Cuál es nuestro saldo bancario? Tenemos suficiente para llegar a mayo ¿ Y si alargamos las condiciones de pago? No les gustará a nuestros proveedores Esto no es un concurso de popularidad Exigirán el pago parcial Algunos dependen totalmente de nosotros Son en su mayoría pequeños proveedores Los grandes pueden aguantar    

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44.- Translation list 5 (profesor)

Translation list   ¿Tiene alguien alguna sugerencia? Does anyone have any suggestions?   Debiste cobrarles antes You should´ve collected from them sooner   No nos digas lo que debíamos hacer Don´t tell us what we should´ve done   Dinos lo que deberíamos hacer ahora Tell us what we should do now   ¿Cuál es nuestro saldo bancario? What´s our bank balance?   Tenemos suficiente para llegar a mayo We have enough to last us until May   ¿ Y si alargamos las condiciones de pago? And if we lengthen the terms...

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43.-Translation list 4

Translation list   ¿Te importaría recoger tus zapatos? La fecha de renovación se ha cambiado Te estás saliendo por la tangente Se habría publicado antes si no se hubiera inundado el almacén Llámame en cuanto sepas algo Lo siento…, lo hice sin querer ¿Te das cuenta de lo que me has hecho? ¿Cómo voy a salir de este lío? Están mentidos en un atasco Si no hubieran quebrado , podríamos haber cobrado la cantidad. Ya es demasiado tarde ¿ Qué hacemos ahora?  

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43.-Translation list 4 ( profesor)

Translation list 3   ¿Te importaría recoger tus zapatos? Would you mind picking up your shoes?   La fecha de renovación se ha cambiado The renewal date has been changed   Te estás saliendo por la tangente You´re going off on a tangent   Se habría publicado antes si no se hubiera inundado el almacén It would´ve been published sooner If the warehouse hadn´t been flooded   Llámame en cuanto sepas algo Call me as son as son as you know something   Lo siento…, lo hice sin querer I´m sorry..I didn´t mean...

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42.-Translation list 3

Translation list 3 No puedo evitar reírme delante de él ¡Tiene una nariz tan grande! Hay algo en él que atrae a las mujeres Quizá sea la forma en que sonríe Es feo solo por fuera Por dentro es una persona maravillosa Su voz me da escalofríos Me casaría con él si me lo pidiera Está demasiado ocupado haciéndose rico Tiene un don que pocos hombres poseen Se siente su presencia cuando entra por la puerta Es una lástima que esté casado  

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42.-Translation list 3 ( profesor)

Translation list 3 No puedo evitar reírme delante de él ¡Tiene una nariz tan grande! He has such a big nose! Hay algo en él que atrae a las mujeres There´s something about him that attracts women Quizá sea la forma en que sonríe Mybe it´s the way he smiles Es feo solo por fuera He´s only ugly on the outside Por dentro es una persona maravillosa On the inside he´s a wonderful person Su voz me da escalofríos His voice gives me the creeps Me casaría con él si me lo pidiera I´d marry him if he asked me to Está demasiado ocupado...

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41.-Translation list 2

Translation list 2   No puedo evitar reírme delante de él ¡Tiene una nariz tan grande! Hay algo en él que atrae a las mujeres Quizá sea la forma en que sonríe Es feo solo por fuera Por dentro es una persona maravillosa Su voz me da escalofríos Me casaría con él si me lo pidiera Está demasiado ocupado haciéndose rico Tiene un don que pocos hombres poseen Se siente su presencia cuando entra por la puerta Es una lástima que esté casado      

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41.Translation list 2

Translation list 2   No puedo evitar reírme delante de él ¡Tiene una nariz tan grande! He has such a big nose! Hay algo en él que atrae a las mujeres There´s something about him that attracts women Quizá sea la forma en que sonríe Maybe it´s the way he smiles Es feo solo por fuera He´s only ugly on the outside Por dentro es una persona maravillosa On the inside he´s a wonderful person Su voz me da escalofríos His voice gives me the creeps Me casaría con él si me lo pidiera I´d marry him if he asked me to Está demasiado...

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40.- Whereas, although. Advance

‘Whereas’ is a bit of a formal word and if you use it correctly in formal writing, it’s impressive. It’s used to talk about two different things and to show a contrast between them. It’s not usually used to give different opinions about one thing. • London is exciting whereas Paris is stylish. (We’re talking about two different cities, and giving an opinion about each of them. This is correct.) If we want to give two opinions about one thing, we can use ‘although’. • London is exciting...

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40.-Whereas, although. Advance (profesor)

40. Whereas, although. Advance ‘Whereas’ is a bit of a formal word and if you use it correctly in formal writing, it’s impressive. It’s used to talk about two different things and to show a contrast between them. It’s not usually used to give different opinions about one thing. • London is exciting whereas Paris is stylish. (We’re talking about two different cities, and giving an opinion about each of them. This is correct.) If we want to give two opinions about one thing, we can use...

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39.-As, because 1. Advanced

As, because:  (reason and result meaning ‘because’). Dado que, puesto que…. utiliza las dos opciones “as” y “because” en estas frases.       Tuvimos que posponer la reunión , ya que el presidente todavía no había tomado una decisión.     Tuve que presentar otro borrador, dado que el cliente no estaba satisfecho con nuestra propuesta inicial.       Me pidió amablemente que le volviera enviar el email a otra dirección de correo, pues estaba fuera de la oficina de viaje de...

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39.-As, because Ejercicio 1. Advanced (profesor)

As, because:  (reason and result meaning ‘because’). Dado que, puesto que…. utiliza las dos opciones “as” y “because” en estas frases.       Tuvimos que posponer la reunión , ya que el presidente todavía no había tomado una decisión. The meeting had to be put off as the chairman hasn´t made a decision yet.   Tuve que presentar otro borrador, dado que el cliente no estaba satisfecho con nuestra propuesta inicial. I had to hand  another draft in as our client wasn´t satisfied with the first...

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15.Reported Statements: Future Simple (profesor)

Answers: 1. She said she would go to the cinema later. 2. She said they would meet the children at six. 3. She said she would be late. 4. She said Lucy would definitely come. 5. She told us she would stop smoking on Tuesday. 6. She said John wouldn’t do it. 7. She said they wouldn’t be able to arrive early. 8. She said she wouldn’t come with you. 9. She said he wouldn’t remember to buy milk. 10. She said it wouldn’t rain later she was sure. 11. She said the Conservatives would win the next election. 12. She told us that girl would...

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14.Reported Statements: Present Perfect (profesor)

Reported Statements: Present Perfect Answers: 1. She said she’d never been to Brazil. 2. She said she had visited Paris three times. 3. She said he had read ‘War and Peace’. 4. She said she hadn’t seen Julie for ages. 5. She said he hadn’t been to school this week. 6. She said they hadn’t seen ‘The Lord of the Rings’. 7. She said they’d eaten in a lot of different restaurants. 8. She said she’d never tried skateboarding. 9. She said Lucy had drunk six cups of coffee today. 10. She said Mr Black had written three...

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13. Reported Statements: Past Simple (profesor)

Answers: 1. She said she had been / went to the cinema yesterday. 2. She told me Jane had left / left the party early. 3. She said she hadn’t gone / didn’t go out at the weekend. 4. She said he hadn’t liked / didn’t like chocolate as a child. 5. She said they had visited / visited Japan. 6. He told me she hadn’t bought / didn’t buy the dress. 7. She told me she had travelled / travelled through India and Pakistan. 8. She said he had met / met his girlfriend in a café. 9. She said David hadn’t arrived / didn’t...

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12.Reported Statements: Present Continuous (profesor)

Answers: 1. She told me she was sleeping. 2. She told me that they were working. 3. She told me she was coming to the party. 4. She told me he was talking on the telephone. 5. She told me Lucy was reading a book in front of the fire. 6. She said she wasn’t going out. 7. She said they weren’t visiting Paris during their trip. 8. She said she was listening to her new CD. 9. She told me John was working in bar for the summer. 10. She told me she wasn’t going to go on holiday. 11. She told me he wasn’t living in Beijing. 12....

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11.Reported Statements: Present Simple (profesor)

1. She said she lived in New York. 2. She told me he worked in a bank. 3. She said Julie didn’t like going out much. 4. She said she didn’t have a computer . 5. She said they never arrived on time. 6. He told me they often met friends in London at the weekend. 7. She said David didn’t have any children. 8. She said she didn’t go to the gym very often. 9. She said Lucy owned three flats in the city. 10. She said she never got up early on Sundays. 11. He said she met her boyfriend at the cinema every Friday night. 12. She said they...

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38.-Due to. Advanced

  Due to- AS A RESULT OF means DUE TO or BECAUSE OF.   Para decir “debido a” + sustantivo, empleamos la expresión “due to”. Ten cuidado con la pronunciación. Se dice “diu” y no “due”. Piensa en la palabra “you” precedida por una “d”     Debido al tráfico, llegué tarde.   Debido a la manifestación, la calle se cortó   Debido a su actitud, perdimos   Debido a las altas temperaturas, mucha gente se desmayó   Debido a la fuerte carga de trabajo, tuvimos que quedarnos hasta más...

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38.-Due to. Advanced (profesor)

Due to- AS A RESULT OF means DUE TO or BECAUSE OF.   Para decir “debido a” + sustantivo, empleamos la expresión “due to”. Ten cuidado con la pronunciación. Se dice “diu” y no “due”. Piensa en la palabra “you” precedida por una “d”     Debido al tráfico, llegué tarde. Due to the traffic, I arrived late     Debido a la manifestación, la calle se cortó Due to the demonstration, the street was closed off   Debido a su actitud, perdimos Due to his attitude, we lost   Debido a las...

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37.-TB 8. LIST 1. ADVANCED

TB 8. LIST 1. ADVANCED     Se me pusieron los pelos de punta.   ¿Y eso?   Estaba muerto de miedo.   Me puse a temblar   El profesor me tranquilizó.   El miedo es una sensación aterradora   Se me fue el santo al cielo   Deja de meterte el dedo en la nariz. ¿Quieres?   Está tan lejos que apenas lo puedo divisar.   Casi nunca se debería hacer.   Ese tipo es un pesado de narices.   ¡Qué fastidio levantarse por la mañana!   El tiene un don para los...

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37.-TB 8. LIST 1. ADVANCED (profesor)

TB 8. LIST 1. ADVANCED     Se me pusieron los pelos de punta. My hair stood on end. ¿Y eso? How come?   Estaba muerto de miedo. I was scared to death.   Me puse a temblar I started shaking   El profesor me tranquilizó. The teacher calmed me down.   El miedo es una sensación aterradora Fear is a terrifying sensation.   Se me fue el santo al cielo It completely slipped my mind.   Deja de meterte el dedo en la nariz. ¿Quieres? Stop picking your nose, will you?   Está tan lejos que...

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36.- Had Better 4 (profesor)

Aquí vemos nuestra forma de expresar “más vale que…” Como se trata de un aviso muy fuerte rozando el cabreo, lo reflejamos en el tono de voz en que lo decimos. La estructura siempre es la misma: sujeto + had + better + verbo básico. ¡Más vale que dejes de ver a esa chica! You had better stop seeing that girl! ¡Más vale que mires dónde vas la próxima vez! You had better look where you’re going next time! ¡Más vale que ella tenga una buena excusa! She had better have a good excuse! ¡Más vale que me...

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36.- Had Better 4

Aquí vemos nuestra forma de expresar “más vale que…” Como se trata de un aviso muy fuerte rozando el cabreo, lo reflejamos en el tono de voz en que lo decimos. La estructura siempre es la misma: sujeto + had + better + verbo básico. ¡Más vale que dejes de ver a esa chica!   ¡Más vale que mires dónde vas la próxima vez!   ¡Más vale que ella tenga una buena excusa!   ¡Más vale que me avisen si cambian de opinión!   ¡Más vale que ella me diga dónde está el...

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35.- To be like 4. C1. Advanced

TO be like 4 web     No sabes lo que supone ser mujer en mi empresa ¡!!   ¿Cómo sería tu vida si fueras rico?   ¿Cómo es/ qué supone ser gay en Marruecos?   ¿Cómo es/ qué supone ser tu propio jefe?   Quiero que aprendas lo que es tomar tus propias decisiones.   Quiero que sientas, al menos por un día lo que se siente al ser ciego. (Lo que supone ser...

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34.- To be like 4. C1. Advanced (profesor)

TO be like 4 web     No sabes lo que supone ser mujer en mi empresa ¡!! You don´t know what it´s like to be a woman in my company.     ¿Cómo sería tu vida si fueras rico?   What would your life be like if you were rich?   ¿Cómo es/ qué supone ser gay en Marruecos? What is it like to be gay in Marocco?     ¿Cómo es/ qué supone ser tu propio jefe? What is it like to be your own boss?   Quiero que aprendas lo que es tomar tus propias decisiones. I want you to learn, what it is...

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33.-About to, bound to, due to

exercise “About to, bound to, due to” 1. There was chaos at the airport this morning ……. to the fog. 2. The horse has been training well and is………. to win a race soon. 3. I was……. to leave the car when I realised I had left the lights on. 4. With such bad performances, the team is………. to finish last. 5. He was…….. to appear in court last Monday but he didn’t show up. 6. When the boss looks angry, we know he is……. to lose his temper....

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32. No sooner

Nada más cerrar la puerta, se dio cuenta de que se había dejado las llaves dentro. Nada más comprarse Paul el teléfono, se le estropeó. En cuanto encendió el ordenador, se quedó bloqueado. Nada más conocerla, se quedó enamorado de ella

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31.Had Better or Had Better Not 3

Had Better or Had Better Not 3 1. It is a very important secret. You …………………..tell anybody. 2. You …………………… take an umbrella. It’s going to rain. 3. Nobody likes you so you ………………… come to our party. 4. You …………………………….drink more beer. You’ll be sick. 5. Susy is weak and looks pale. She ……………. consult a doctor. 6. You are drunk and it makes me nervous. You ………………… leave. 7. I’m not allowed to come back home late. I...

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30.Had better 2

Had better 2 Mark ……………………………………. Look at him! 2. I don’t want to go for a walk. …………………………a rest. 3. Betty …………………………..carefully, she has already crashed two cars. 4. Peter ……………………………..on the beach than climb mountains. 5. …………………………………a dog or a cat? A cat of course, it is quieter. 6. Bob ………………………………so much. 7. ……………………………..him the truth or wait for a while?. 8. ...

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29.Had better 1

Had better 1 1. You ……………………….those books to the library soon or you’ll get a fine. 2. She ………………………..late again or she’ll get the sack. 3. You ………………………your electricity bill today or they’ll cut you off. 4. It’s a formal occasion so you ……………………………….jeans. 5. That restaurant is hugely popular. We …………………..a table. 6. You ………………….the train or you’ll be late for your interview. 7. You ...

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28.Happen to do

Happen to do Una estructura verbal preciosa que, de momento, sólo está de moda entre los angloparlantes nativos. ¡Cambiemos las cosas! Significa “dar la casualidad de que.” o “por casualidad”. Dió la casualidad de que estaba en el aeropuerto cuando el Rey llegó. Por casualidad, él me dio una información muy útil. Da la casualidad de que tienen un Rolls Royce precioso que podrías alquilar. Por casualidad sé que ella le va a dejar. Da la casualidad de que ella no está de acuerdo contigo. También es una forma...

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27.Could do with / Vendría bien

Could do with / Vendría bien Le vendría bien un corte de pelo antes de que vaya a la entrevista. Me vendría bien una taza de té. No me vendría mal hablar con alguien acerca de mis problemas. Me vendría bien una copa. Nos vendría bien una buena noticia. Está muy estresada; creo que unas vacaciones la vendrían bien.

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26.Indirect questions 7

Indirect questions 7 1. “Excuse me. How do you get to the post office from here?” “Could you tell us _______________________ ?” A. ? how do you get to the post office B. ? how to get to the post office C. ? to get to the post office 2. “What are you doing?!” “Do you have any idea _______________________ ?!” A. ? what you do B. ? what you are doing C. ? what are you doing 3. “What’s the the matter?” Please tell me _______________________...

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25.Indirect questions 6

Indirect questions 6 What will the weather be like next week? – I wonder ….. . ________________________________________ What’s the population of Srí Lanka? – I’d like to know ….. . ________________________________________ Is it possible? – You should find out ……………………… . ________________________________________ How many English words do you know? – I have no idea………………………………….. . ________________________________________ How much is the most expensive...

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24.Indirect Questions 5

Why did she cry? – I don’t really know ……………………………….. . Does she speak Greek? – I will ask her………………………. ……. . Where is Joe? – I have no idea………………………………………. . . I’d like to know what time………… . – The show starts at 8 o’clock Is he all right? – I do not know………………………………………. . What did he want? – I’m afraid I can’t tell you…………………….. . Do you know...

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23.Indirect Question 4

Indirect Question 4 Now you need to write the main question part too (e.g Would you mind telling me …). Did you pay for dinner? Can ………………………………………..for Why did you do that? Would ……………………………………….. Is she married? Can ……………………………………………….? Who were you Could…………………………………………..to? How long has Do………………………………….. that car?

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22. Indirect Question 3

Indirect Question 3 Change each question to an indirect question. What time is it? Could you tell me ………………………………. ? Where have you Can you tell me …………………………………….? Will it rain Do you know ………………………………………… ? Can he speak Do you know ………………………………………….? When does the Would you mind telling me …………………..?

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21.Indirect Questions 2

Indirect Questions 2 Change the following direct questions into indirect questions using the introductory clauses given. 1. (I would like to know) ‘What are your plans?’ 2. (She wondered) ‘Why did you refuse to sign the papers?’ 3. (Tell me) ‘What do you mean by that?’ 4. (Can you tell me whether) ‘Is he dependable?’ 5. (He wants to know) ‘Why doesn’t she like him?’ 6. (She asked) ‘What did you do then?’ 7. (He asked) ‘Why are you crying?’ 7. He asked me why I was crying.

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20.Indirect questions 1

Indirect questions 1 Traduce de español a inglés: 1. ¿Cómo se llama él? = 2. ¿Cómo se siente tu madre? = 3. ¿Salió tu hermano el fin de semana pasado? = 4. ¿A qué hora tenemos el examen? = 5. ¿Qué es éso? = 6. ¿A qué hora abre el supermercado? = 7. ¿Cuándo iremos a la playa? = 8. ¿En qué trabaja Juan? = 9. ¿Cuántos años tiene María? = 10. ¿Funciona ese ordenador? = Ahora pasa todas las direct questions a indirect questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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19.Mixed Reported Speech 1

Mixed Reported Speech 1 (Statements, Questions, Requests and Orders) Change the direct speech into reported speech. Choose the past simple of ‘ask’, ‘say’ or ‘tell’: 1. “Don’t do it!” She ______________________________________________________________ 2. “I’m leaving tomorrow” She ______________________________________________________________ 3. “Please get me a cup of tea” She ______________________________________________________________ 4. “She got married last year” She...

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18.Reported ‘Wh’ Questions: Present Simple

Reported ‘Wh’ Questions: Present Simple Change the direct questions into reported questions: 1. Where is the post office? She asked me ___________________________________________________ 2. Why is Julie sad? She asked me ___________________________________________________ 3. What’s for dinner? She asked me ___________________________________________________ 4. Who is the woman in the red dress? She asked me ___________________________________________________ 5. How is your grandmother? She asked me...

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17.Reported Yes – No Questions: Present Simple

Reported Yes – No Questions: Present Simple Change the direct questions into reported questions: 1. Is John at home? She asked me if __________________________________________________ 2. Am I late? She asked me if __________________________________________________ 3. Is it cold outside? She asked me if __________________________________________________ 4. Are they in Paris? She asked me if __________________________________________________ 5. Is the bus stop near the shopping centre? She asked me if...

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16.Reported Statements Mixed Exercise

Reported Statements Mixed Exercise Change this direct speech into reported speech: 1. “He works in a bank” She said ___________________________________________________________ 2. “We went out last night” She told me ________________________________________________________ 3. “I’m coming!” She said ___________________________________________________________ 4. “I was waiting for the bus when he arrived” She told me ________________________________________________________ 5. “ I’d never been there before” She said...

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15.Reported Statements: Future Simple

Reported Statements: Future Simple Change the direct speech into reported speech: 1. “I’ll go to the cinema later.” She said ________________________________________________________ 2. “We’ll meet the children at six.” She said ________________________________________________________ 3. “She’ll be late.” She said ________________________________________________________ 4. “Lucy will definitely come.” She said ________________________________________________________ 5. “I will stop smoking on Tuesday.” She told...

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14.Reported Statements: Present Perfect

Reported Statements: Present Perfect Change the direct speech to reported speech: 1. “I’ve never been to Brazil.” She said ________________________________________________________ 2. “She has visited Paris three times.” She said ________________________________________________________ 3. “He has read ‘War and Peace’.” She said ________________________________________________________ 4. “I haven’t seen Julie for ages.” She said ________________________________________________________ 5. “He hasn’t been to...

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13. Reported Statements: Past Simple

Reported Statements: Past Simple 1. “I went to the cinema yesterday.” She said ________________________________________________________ 2. “Jane left the party early.” She told me _____________________________________________________ 3. “I didn’t go out at the weekend.” She said ________________________________________________________ 4. “He didn’t like chocolate as a child.” She said ________________________________________________________ 5. “They visited Japan.” She said...

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12.Reported Statements: Present Continuous

Reported Statements: Present Continuous 1. “I’m sleeping” She told me _____________________________________________________ 2. “We’re working” She told me _____________________________________________________ 3. “She’s coming to the party” She told me _____________________________________________________ 4. “He’s talking on the telephone” She told me _____________________________________________________ 5. “Lucy is reading a book in front of the fire” She told me...

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11.Reported Statements: Present Simple

Reported Statements: Present Simple 1. “I live in New York” She said ________________________________________________________ 2. “He works in a bank” She told me _____________________________________________________ 3. “Julie doesn’t like going out much” She said ________________________________________________________ 4. “I don’t have a computer” She said ________________________________________________________ 5. “They never arrive on time” She said ________________________________________________________ 6. “We...

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10. Reported speech 10 

Reported speech 10   Lucy: ‘Can you lend me your book Sarah?’ =» Lucy asks  —————————— ——————————————— Emma: ‘I have never been to a musical classic concert but my parents have’ =» Emma says  —————————————–...

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9. Reported speech 9 

Reported speech 9   Tim : ‘ I need a long holiday. ‘ => Tim said ——————————–. 2. Nancy : ‘ Why does he read so many magazines ? ‘ => Nancy asked …  ———————————————- 3. Lisa : ‘ How long will Aunt Mary stay ? ‘ => Lisa asked …  ——————————-. Bob : I can’t stand...

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8. Reported speech 8 

Reported speech 8     ‘Who are these people ?’ – The Inspector wondered =>  —————————–. 2.  ‘When did the fire break out ?’ – He ordered me to tell them =>——————. ‘Where has the fire started ?’ – He wanted to know =>  ——————————. 4. ‘Why did your children stay upstairs ?’ – He asked the...

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7. Reported Speech 7 

Reported Speech 7     Ann: ‘ Where does your brother park his car? ‘. Ann asked me where my brother  —————-his car. 2. He said: ‘ I won’t go’. He said he —————. 3. She said: ‘ I was in New York last year ‘. She said she ——————  in New York the year before. 4. Annette said: ‘ I was cooking ‘. Annette said she ————————-. 5. He said:...

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6. Reported speech 6 

Reported speech 6   Where does Mr Simpson live ? =» He wants to know …  …………………………………………. 2. Where did Maud work ? =» We wondered …  …………………………………. 3. Where are Tommy’s toys ? =» She had to know … …………………………………………………. 4. Where have they gone ? =» The Police Inspector asked us …  …………………………………………….. 5. Whose car was it ? =» We have to be told … ...

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5. Reported speech 5 

Reported speech 5     ‘Where do you live?’  ………………… (She asked me…..). 2. ‘Who is your favorite singer?’ ………………………………… (He asked Mary….). 3. ‘Are you married ?’ ………………………… (He asked Susan …). 4. ‘Has your father retired yet?’ …………………….. (She asked James….). 5. ‘We have lived here for six years’. …………………….. (He told me that …). 6. ‘Why...

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4. Reported Speech 4 

Reported Speech 4     He said that the last bus               at nine o’clock2. He said it                two kilometers to the city centre 3. He said he              just started work at the hotel 4. He said they                 for just one night 5. Tony said they             both sixteen  

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3.Reported speech 3

reported speech 3     I am going to the cinema with my girlfriend. ==» He said  ———————————————————— -or-———————————————————————–.2. You have bought yourself a lovely new dress ! ==» He told...

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2. Direct speech – Reported speech 2 

Direct speech – Reported speech 2     The train leaves at 05:32 => She said that …………….. at 05:32.2. We want to go to Disneyland => The children cried they  …………………….. to Disneyland. 3. John and William never write to us => Mr and Mrs Litten complained that John and William  …………………………….. 4. It’s too late to catch the train => He said that it  ……………………………. train .  

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1.Reported speech 1

Reported speech 1 1. I’m a teacher-/He said that ……………………………………… 2. It’s windy-/He said that ………………………………………… 3. I’m working-/He said that ………………………………………. 4. We have finished-/They said that  ……………………………. 5. I go to concerts with my friend-/He said that  …………………………………………………………………………. 6....

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