Etiqueta: english (página 1 de 10)

Football

Football is probably the most popular sport in Spain, and perhaps in the whole world. Because of that, and because of the world championship which is coming soon, we got advantage of if and learnt something about the vocabulary related to it. For this reason, we had the help of the famous Spanish footballer Juan Mata, who is playing in the Premier League, in England. Here you have a video where you can watch and listen to him speaking in English. Sometimes is good and motivating when you listen to a person you know speaking in English. Here you have the video. I hope you understand, if not all, most of it.

 

Yummy, yummy!!

Hi everybody!!

It is very trendy on nowadays Television those kind of programmes where people compete cooking. Getting advantage of this, we are learning some words, expressions and even recipes with the help of the very well known English chef Rick Stein.
Here you are a video of one of his recipes for you to know him better.
Yummy, yummy!!

Modal verbs

Modals are a peculiar kind of verbs since they work in a different way from the rest of the verbs. This verbs do not need auxiliary verbs because they can work as auxiliaries, do not have inflection in the third person singular of the present simple, and they are followed by infinitives without ‘to’ among others. Here you have some links where you can practice with modal auxiliaries. It is not difficult once you have clear their uses. I hope it is useful!!

Sports

We all like sports and leisure activities. Like it or not, football is the most important sport in Spain, and in the last few years, the Spanish National Team is doing great things! Fortunately, some Spanish players are playing or played in the past in English teams and consequently, they learnt English. This is a good example to see how learning a language, English in the case, is very important for every aspect of our lives. Here you are some of the players I am refering to speaking English with the press. 

Xabi Alonso Plays for Real Madrid now, but he played in Liverpool some years ago:

Fabregas played for Arsenal for many years before coming to Barcelona:

Mata played for Chelsea a couple of years and now he is playing in Manchester United:

Adjectives: ‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’

After learning how to use adjectives and their functions, we also distinguished between two kind of adjectives which are sometimes confusing. The ‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’ forms of adjectives are made from verbs and nouns and sometimes are difficult to use them in the correct place. Here you are some videos and exercises to practise and see the differences. I hope they help you!!

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