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LAST YEAR WE STUDIED THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WRITING FORMAL AND INFORMAL EMAILS.
- HAVE A LOOK AT THIS USEFUL HANDOUT TO IMPROVE YOUR EMAILS.
- YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT ON USEFUL PHRASES FOR INFORMAL EMAILS & LETTERS BEFORE DOING YOUR HOMEWORK (SCROLL DOWN)
DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG?
WHEN DO YOU USE SHOULD? TO GIVE ADVICE.
|If I were in your place…|
This page lists useful phrases for the language function of giving advice and recommendations to other people.
- (I think/I really think) you should …
- How about …?
- What about…?
- It is usually a good idea to …
- My suggestion/advice is (to) …
- Why don’t you …?
- You could (try) … .
- Have you tried …?
- I (would) (strongly) suggest/advise that …
- If I was/were you, I’d …
- In my experience, … works really well.
- It’s generally best/a good idea to…
- One idea is to …
- One thing you could/should/have to do is …
- The best/most important thing (to do) is to …
DO YOU KNOW WHO SINGS THIS POPULAR SONG?
YOU DON´T HAVE TO BE RICH TO BE MY GIRL
YOU DON´T NEED TO BE COOL TO RULE MY WORLD…
SO, LET´S TALK ABOUT OBLIGATION AND ABSENCE OF OBLIGATION ….
WHAT MODAL VERBS DO YOU USE FOR ADVICE?
OBAMA´S ELECTION WAS SEEN BY MANY AS A HISTORIC MOMENT IN TIME AS HE WAS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT ELECTED IN HISTORY. HOWEVER, UNEXPECTED TRUMP´S VICTORY WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPROBABLE POLITICAL VICTORIES IN MODERN HISTORY, PLUNGING THE USA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD INTO AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE….
WHICH OTHER HISTORIC EVENTS IN YOUR LIFETIME DO YOU THINK WILL BE REMEMBERED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS? WHY?
- Where & when did that happen? What happened?
- How old were you? Where were you?
- What were you doing when you heard the news? Who were you with?
- How were you affected by the news? What did you do? How did you feel?
- Why do you think this event will be remembered by future generations?
POST YOUR PODCASTS AND YOUR PHOTOS.
THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE:
TEN people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack in the main tourist hub of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul.
Carles Puigdemont was elected with 62 votes from Junts pel Sí and eight from the CUP in an unusually brief session.
Princess Cristina will be tried as accomplice in open court in January 2016 for tax fraud.
She could be jailed for up to 6.5 years.
THE PASSIVE IS VERY OFTEN USED IN THE NEWS
WHEN DO WE USE THE PASSIVE?
REMEMBER TO READ THE GRAMMAR ON PAGE 147 AND DO THE PRACTICE EXERCISES ABOUT THE PASSIVE FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY.
CAN YOU FIND ANY OTHER NEWS STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS WHERE THE PASSIVE IS USED?
This classical adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love will be released in Spanish cinemas next week….on Friday March 17, during your “Fallas break”…
- Why is this 2017 s blockbuster release making headlines already?
- What´s all the controversy about?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT SEEING SOMEBODY OFF MEANS?
If you want to understand the real sense of Fallas, you should know what these terms mean:
La Mascletà – Incredibly noisy fireworks let off during the daytime to make as much noise as possible. The Mascletà held each day at 14:00 in the town hall square is impossible to describe in words – you have to experience it for yourself!
El Ninot – A small part of a Fallas sculpture – typically a human figure of breathtaking detail and craftsmanship.
La plantà – The installation or ‘planting’ of the Fallas sculptures around the city.
La cremà – The last evening of the festival when the monuments are set on fire.
La Verbena – street parties, paella cook offs and live music arranged by Falleros from the community of Falleros; normally you need to be invited but there are so many around the streets of Valencia that people wouldn’t notice if you joined in.
La Nit de Foc – a spectacular fireworks display on the Paseo de la Alameda
NOW, IF YOU´RE IN THE MOOD TO READ ABOUT “LAS FALLAS” IN ENGLISH, THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING LINK:
WHY DON´T YOU RECORD THE TEXT YOU DID IN CLASS USING WEVIDEO AS AN INVITATION FOR TOURISTS TO THE FESTIVAL?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE A POSTER WITH POSTER MY WALL?
ARE YOU ONE OF THE MANY VALENCIANS GOING AWAY FOR “LAS FALLAS” OR DO YOU JOIN IN THE CELEBRATIONS?
HAPPY FALLAS TO EVERYONE ANYWAY!!