Conditionals

Here is some information to help you review conditional sentences. Si prefieres estudiar este tema en castellano (os entiendo, es chungo…) echa un vistazo a: http://aprendeinglessila.com/2013/03/condicionales/ PRACTICE! Let’s start with two easy activities. Kahoots! Remember: I can see the results to these. 1. First conditional (If + present simple + will) 2. Second conditional (IfContinue reading “Conditionals”

Rockin’ English: The Present Simple

Do you want to study the present simple and the daily routine? Check out (echa un vistazo a): Affirmative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTkplh2wTSw Daily Routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0FHGnc6iHg Questions and short answers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frN3nvhIHUk

Writing in English

Sometimes you find a resource that makes you say “YES!” This is one of those resources. Are you trying to improve your writing skills? Santa Barbara Community College has an absolutely phenomenal website with loads of resources to help you! PLEASE take the time to check out all they have to offer: http://www.sbcc.edu/clrc/writing_center/onlinewritinglibrary.php I highly recommendContinue reading “Writing in English”

Pet Peeves: Mis Manias

Let’s talk about some of the most common mistakes that I see in the classroom. So many of my students confuse “fun” and “funny”. It has become one of my biggest pet peeves (manias)! Please remember that the general rule is: FUN = divertido, te lo pasas bien FUNNY = gracioso, algo que te haceContinue reading “Pet Peeves: Mis Manias”

El primer día: ¡sabes más de lo que tu crees!

Es nuestro primer día de inglés. Quizás nunca has estudiado el inglés en tu vida. Quizás llevas años sin tocar un libro de inglés. ¡No te preocupes! No tiene que ser agobiante. ¡Sabes mucho más de lo que tú crees! Los cognados son nuestro mejor amigo. ¿Qué son los cognados? Son dos palabras de dosContinue reading “El primer día: ¡sabes más de lo que tu crees!”

Music to Practice your English

I have always felt that music is one of the best ways to work on your pronunciation. However, you must be careful about what music you use to practice your language skills! Personally, I think that there are certain genres (categories, types) that are better than others if you’re looking to improve your English. ForContinue reading “Music to Practice your English”

Adverbs of Manner

Hello! So, you would like to learn more about adverbs of manner? Awesome! Here are two great resources for you. The British Council has a brief explanation of the topic. The best part of this page is that they have four separate interactive exercises to help you practice! Check out http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/adverbials/adverbs-manner English Club has anContinue reading “Adverbs of Manner”

False Friends

Aren’t false friends wonderful? We talked about false friends very briefly in class today. However, we didn’t have nearly enough time to talk about all the false friends that exist between Spanish and English. False friends (or false cognates) are words that are similar in two different languages. Despite looking alike, they have very differentContinue reading “False Friends”

Phrasal Verbs

Many of you have asked about phrasal verbs. Here’s a resource that will help you learn phrasal verbs and practice what you’ve learned. Make sure to do their quizzes to apply what you study! The 200 “most common” phrasal verbs: https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/phrasal-verbs-list.htm More phrasal verbs: https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Phrasal_Verbs/index.htm