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  • Past continuous | Estudiar ingles

Past Continuous

Yesterday at 5pm, I was working in the office and drinking a coffee. “I was working” is an example of the past continuous. “To be” in the past and verb + ing We use it to speak about being in the middle of an action in the past. The action has started, but hasn’t finished. Listen to a song, with lots of examples of the Past Continuous: “Jealous Guy” by John Lennon. See how many examples of the Past Continuous you can hear.
By |septiembre 19th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Past Continuous
  • How to | Aprender inglés

How To II

How to ask for a favour in English: 1. Very formal: Could you possibly + verb + objective pronoun. Could you possibly help me finish the presentation? 2. Formal: Would you mind + verb ing + objective pronoun Would you mind helping me finish the presentation?
By |septiembre 13th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en How To II
  • Formal English | Aprender inglés

Formal English I

Use the word “as” instead of “because”. Example: We will no longer be able to continue supplying you as you have insisted on reducing prices. Or we can use “as” at the beginning of a sentence, with the exact same meaning. As you have insisted on reducing prices, we will no longer be able to continue supplying you. Use the word “however” instead of “but”. Example: Share Price has fallen by 5% recently. However, we feel that there will be a rebound soon. Another formal word we can use for “but” or “however” is “nevertheless”. Example: Product sales are excellent. Nevertheless, we are concerned about the increase in competition.
By |septiembre 5th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Formal English I
  • Aprender inglés | Academia de idiomas para adultos

Idioms I

First idiom: To burn the midnight oil. Examples: I am very tired because yesterday I was burning the midnight oil. I finished the report at 2am this morning. I was burning the midnight oil! What do you think it means? It means to work late into the night. When was the last time you burnt the midnight oil?
By |agosto 29th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Idioms I
  • present continuous | aprender inglés en Madrid

Present Continuous

I am speaking. What are you doing now? Answer: I am listening, I am reading, etc. Imagine it is 6 o’clock in the morning. What are you doing? Answer: I am sleeping It is the present continuous, we use it to speak about an action now.
By |agosto 16th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Present Continuous
  • vocabulario de ingles | Academia de ingles en Madrid

Vocabulary I

Polls show that 75% of economists think… What do you think a “Poll” is? Another example: Polls show that PP would get 30% if there were an election. Yes, very good, Poll is Sondeo in Spanish. What do you think “pose a risk” is?. So risk is “riesgo”, but “pose a risk”?
By |agosto 2nd, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Vocabulary I
  • Perfect Modal | Academia de inglés en Madrid

The modal perfect

With the modal verb “should”. So, example: My friends won the lottery. I didn’t buy a ticket. I should have bought a ticket. I made a mistake in the past. I didn’t buy a ticket. The correct action to take in the past was to buy a ticket. I should have bought a ticket. David Cameron should have resisted calls for a referendum.
By |julio 26th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en The modal perfect
  • Phrasal verbs | Academia de inglés en Madrid

Phrasal Verbs I

(To be) Out to get you He is out to get me. What do you think that means? Example: He is always speaking badly about me to the boss. He is out to get me. Other example: Mary is out to get John. They both want the same promotion, and she will do anything to get it. It means to deliberately do damage to a person.
By |julio 20th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Phrasal Verbs I
  • Estrevista de trabajo en inglés | Academia de inglés para adultos

Interview in English with a Multi-national:

You have an interview in English with a multi-national. What questions will they ask you? There are standard interview questions that you will be asked. Question 1: What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your strong points and weak points?
By |julio 13th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Interview in English with a Multi-national:
  • Present perfect simple | Academia de inglés

Present Perfect Simple

How many cups of coffee have you drunk today? (Example answer: I have drunk 3 cups of coffee today) Subject (I) plus verb to have plus past participle. How many cups of coffee has your boss drunk today? (Example answer: He has drunk 6 cups of coffee) Third person singular: have changes to has.
By |julio 4th, 2016|Sin categoría|Comentarios desactivados en Present Perfect Simple