PRUEBAS CERTIFICACIÓN 2020 (B1.2)(B2.2)

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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

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Matrícula – Pruebas de Certificación 2020

PUC 2020

THE PASSIVE: PERSONAL & IMPERSONAL (B2.2)

WHO IS THIS MAN  (HARVEY WEINSTEIN) AND WHY IS HE IN THE NEWS?

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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)

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LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (B2.2)

LISTEN TO THIS OLD SONG BY BANANARAMA

 

 

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REMEMBER TO DO THE VOCABULARY FOR CRIME AND YOU CAN ALSO RE-READ THE POST “CRIME IN THE NEWS” THAT I PUBLISHED SOME TIME AGO.

 

UNFORTUNATELY YOU CAN LEARN NEW VOCABULARY ABOUT CRIME IN THE NEWS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

 

MONOLOGUES & DIALOGUES (B2.2)

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

MONOLOGUE

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DIALOGUE

(CLICK BELOW ON ENGLISH MODEL 1 & MODEL 2 AND THE FILES WILL BE DOWNLOADED)

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I HOPE THIS IS USEFUL BUT TAKE IN TO ACCOUNT THAT THESE MODELS BELONG TO THE PAST (2013-14)

USED TO & USUALLY (2B1)

IN TODAY´S CLASS WE´VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT MUSIC AND SONGS…. AND NEXT WEEK…….

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USED TO…. (2B1)

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…)

Do not confuse used to do (past habits) with with  usually / normally do something (present habits) , OR… to use something (“utilizar”) . They have different meanings.

Structure of Used to do

The structure is:

subject auxiliary
did
not main verb
use
infinitive
+ I used to do.
I did not use to do.
? Did you use to do?
Used or use?
  • 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
I used to smoke.
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past present future

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?

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Test yourself with these phrases:

1. Suelo ir a clase de inglés los miércoles. 1. I usually go to English class on Wednesday.
2. Esto antes era un cine. 2. This used to be a cinema. (movie theatre)
3. ¿Erais amigos antes? 3. Did you use to be friends?
4. ¿Dónde solíais dar clase? 4. Where did you use to teach?
5. Esa urbanización antes era un rancho. 5. That estate used to be a ranch
6. Solíamos hacer la compra en la tienda de barrio. 6. We used to do the shopping at the neighbourhood grocer.
7. Las reuniones solían celebrarse en la sala de descanso. 7. The meetings used to be held in the break room.
8. Yo solía tocar el violín. 8. I  used to play the violin.
9. ¿Donde vivían antes? 9. Where did they use to live?
10. El parking antes era gratis. 10. The car park used to be free.
11. El parque antes no era tan peligroso. 11. The park didn’t use to be so dangerous.
12. Antes más gente solía vivir en el centro. 12. More people used to live downtown.

WHAT DID YOU USE TO DO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?

REMEMBER TO DO THE EXERCISES ON PAGE 141

VERBS EASILY CONFUSED (B2.2)

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?

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IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, DO THE EXERCISES ON PAGE 158

 

 

ARE WOMEN AND MEN FROM DIFFERENT PLANETS OR DO WE ALL BELONG TO PLANET EARTH….? (B2.2)

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A SLEEPING DISORDER?

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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.

PAST MODALS (B2.2)

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!

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SO, TODAY WE´RE GOING TO CONCENTRATE ON PAST MODALS

 

 

WHAT  LOGICAL DEDUCTIONS CAN YOU MAKE ON THE PHOTOS BELOW?

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