THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR B1.2 & B2.2 STUDENTS. READ IT ALL BY CLICKING BELOW (ON PUC 20120 OR YOU CAN READ ALL THE INFORMATION WE KNOW UP TO NOW… REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE EXAM IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE IT and THE DEADLINE IS 23rd FEBRUARY (ckeck on the school website )DON´T WAIT UNTIL TYHRE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER
WHO IS THIS MAN (HARVEY WEINSTEIN) AND WHY IS HE IN THE NEWS?
FROM #METOO TO TRIAL
Jury deliberations have begun in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in New York. Weinstein, 67, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The charges are based on Miriam Haley’s testimony that Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2006 and Jessica Mann’s testimony that he raped her in 2013 during what she described as an abusive relationship.
POLICE BELIEVE WEINSTEIN RAPED SEVERAL WOMEN (A)
IT IS BELIEVED THAT WEINSTEIN RAPED SEVERAL WOMEN (P)
WEINSTEIN IS BELIEVED TO HAVE RAPED SEVERAL WOMEN (P)
NOW THAT THE DATES FOR THE OFFICIAL EXAMS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN HAVING A LOOK AT OLD MODELS OF THE EXAM. AS WE STARTED TODAY THE TOPIC OF “CRIME & PUNISHMENT”. THIS WHAT A MONOLOGUE MIGHT LOOK LIKE
(CLICK BELOW ON ENGLISH MODEL 1 & MODEL 2 AND THE FILES WILL BE DOWNLOADED)
I HOPE THIS IS USEFUL BUT TAKE IN TO ACCOUNT THAT THESE MODELS BELONG TO THE PAST (2013-14)
IN TODAY´S CLASS WE´VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT MUSIC AND SONGS…. AND NEXT WEEK…….
Used to do
We use used to do to talk about the past. It is not a tense but it is like a tense. It is a special expression. We use the expression used to do for the past only (“solía, solías, etc…)
Structure of Used to do
The structure is:
- when there is did in the sentence, we say use to (without d)
- when there is no did in the sentence, we say used to (with d)
Use of Used to do
We use the used to do expression to talk about:
- an activity that we did regularly in the past (like a habit)
- a situation that was true in the past
Look at these examples.
|the past||the present|
|She used to work in a shop.||Now she works in a bank.|
|He used to watch a lot of TV.||Now he doesn’t watch much TV.|
|They used to be married.||Now they are divorced.|
|There used to be a cinema here.||Now there is a supermarket here.|
|I didn’t use to go swimming.||Now I go swimming.|
|Did you use to smoke?|
Test yourself with these phrases:
WHAT DID YOU USE TO DO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
REMEMBER TO DO THE EXERCISES ON PAGE 141
THIS WEEK WE´VE BEEN DISCUSSING ABOUT MEN AND WOMEN AND THE WAY THEY ARGUE, AND THEY RAISE THEIR CHILDREN….BUT WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE VERBS?
WHAT ABOUT STEAL AND ROB?
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, DO THE EXERCISES ON PAGE 158
WHAT HAPPENED TO JORDI EVOLE LAST WEEK IN “EL HORMIGUERO”?
He might have fallen fast asleep but actually he felt an episode of cataplexy
Cataplexy is a sudden episode of muscle weakness that occurs while fully aware and conscious. It can be triggered by emotional events, such as laughing, crying or fear, and is usually transient in nature. IT IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED TO NARCOLEPSY. HOWEVER, in rare cases, cataplexy can present in individuals that do not suffer from narcolepsy. The cause of this circumstance remains unknown.
In rare cases, cataplexy can present in individuals that do not suffer from narcolepsy. The cause of this circumstance remains unknown.
LISTEN TO TWO DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF TWO VERY POPULAR SONGS WITH A SIMILAR TITLE.
CAN YOU REMEMBER THEIR TITLE? WHO ARE THEY BY?
WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE IN MEANING BETWEEN THE TWO TITLES?
Post your grammar explanation and we´ll keep in touch!
SO, TODAY WE´RE GOING TO CONCENTRATE ON PAST MODALS
WHAT LOGICAL DEDUCTIONS CAN YOU MAKE ON THE PHOTOS BELOW?