Category: Ingles

GRAMMAR 4: PREPOSITIONS ‘FROM’ AND ‘OF’

GRAMMAR 4: PREPOSITIONS ‘FROM’ AND ‘OF’

Hello students! How are you this Wednesday? Today we´re working in conjunction with ESI Radio (https://www.esichiclana.com/esi-radio/) and we´re going to talk about ‘from’ and ‘of’, two prepositions that worry many English learners. That´s because in some languages like Spanish, Italian or French, we use only one word (in Spanish, “de”) and not two. However, in English, there´re some differences between ‘from’ and ‘of’. As you can see, this topic is ‘food for thought’. When do you have to use ‘from’? And ‘of’? In this post you´ll find some clues.

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GRAMMAR 3: MUST, HAVE TO, SHOULD

GRAMMAR 3: MUST, HAVE TO, SHOULD

Hello everyone! How are you this Wednesday? Today we are going to talk about different ways to express obligation or necessity. When do you have to use ‘must’? And ‘have to’? What is the difference between them? What is the meaning of ‘should’? How can you express prohibition? Here you have some keys. Go on and read this post!

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SPEAKING 1: ORDERING FOOD

SPEAKING 1: ORDERING FOOD

Hello everybody! Are you hungry or angry today? You may be angry because you are hungry. If so, you can go to a restaurant and order some food and have a very good breakfast. Imagine you are in London, or in any other city in England (or in the world). What vocabulary can you use in a conversation with a waiter/ waitress? Here you have some useful expressions (words and phrases) that will help you. Read this post and practice talking to your classmates!

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BOOK REVIEW 2: THE GREAT GATSBY

BOOK REVIEW 2: THE GREAT GATSBY

Wednesday again! And we are here with a book review, but this time we are going to talk about an American author. His name? Francis Scott Fitzgerald, the writer who best reflected the period between 1920s and 1930s (the ‘Jazz Age’ in USA) in his novels. He wrote only four books, but a long list of short stories. One of his best-known books is ‘The Great Gatsby’, the one we are going to talk about. You probably know it thanks to the film adaptation, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. If not, go on and read our review, but take care! There are spoilers!

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GRAMMAR 2: CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

GRAMMAR 2: CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

Hello everybody! This week we are going to talk about grammar, in particular, about conditional sentences. What are conditional sentences in English grammar? What is the difference between the first and the second type? And between the second and the third type? When do you have to use one or another? Go on and find out the answer.

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WRITING 1: A LETTER OF COMPLAINT

WRITING 1: A LETTER OF COMPLAINT

Hello everybody! How are you today? Our topic for this week is ‘A letter of complaint’. Imagine you have bought a new TV and it doesn´t work, or you have rented accommodation and the roof is leaking or the toilet doesn´t flush. What would you do? What would you do if your flight to London is delayed? You must write a letter of complaint.  How? Go on and find out the answer.

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VOCABULARY 2: PERSONALITY

VOCABULARY 2: PERSONALITY

Hello everybody! How are you today? Saint Valentine´s day is coming and so, our topic for this week is ‘personality’, probably one of the most important things when you have a relationship, don´t you think? You know what is said: ‘True beauty is inner beauty’. But, what vocabulary can you use to describe your partner´s personality? Go on, and find out the answer.

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BOOK REVIEW 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

BOOK REVIEW 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Hello everyone! How are you? It is time for a book review. Do you think classical authors are boring and old-fashioned? If so, you do not know Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, writer and playwright. One of his most famous plays is not so different from ‘The Big Ban Theory’ or any other TV series that we enjoy nowadays. Here you have the review, go on and judge by yourself!

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