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PAU Exam- Tips

Here are some tips that will help you in your PAU exams. We will be discussing each of them in class, but as for now, stick to them and I’m sure you’ll benefit from it!! QUESTION 1: – Write TRUE or FALSE, and not T or F. – Justify your answer with a sentence from the … Continue reading

Extra practice- Passive and Causative

A. 1. Was issued 2. Right. 3. Has… been confirmed. 4. Had been invited 5. Was invented. 6. Was discussed 7. Right. 8. Was invaded. 9. Right. 10. Being treated. 11. Were shown. 12. Right.   B. 1. Were found. 2. To be shown. 3. Were asked. 4. Being given. 5. Were written. 6. Is … Continue reading

Jim Caviezel on The Passion of the Christ

We have seen and -more importantly- listened to this interview to Jim Caviezel (the main actor in The Passion of the Christ), which I thought was very interesting, especially now that we are in Easter and have recently gone through the Holy Week. I hope you enjoy it!

Subject-verb Agreement

Dear students, here is the answer key to the exercise I gave you on Subject-Verb agreement. Read the explanations at the bottom of the page, which I think are quite clear. See you on Monday! ANSWERS SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

Reported speech review exercises

OK. You are about to take an exam on reported speech. You have practised but you would still like to practise some more, for you have the feeling that you could do better… OK, here it is. The following attachment provides you with some clear, straight-to-the-point exercises for you to improve your acquired skills on … Continue reading

Some info on St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and … Continue reading

Relative clauses

Dear students, here’s the worksheet that I promised to upload. It contains a brief explanation of relative clauses, defining and non-defining, as well as some exercises for you to practice. Please download the pdf attachment, print it and bring it done to class next day. Have a nice weekend! RELATIVE CLAUSES WS

Review of passive and causative structures

Here’s the powerpoint presentation that I showed you in class when I explained the different uses of passive and causative structures. Always remember that passive is more commonly used in English than in Spanish, and that the focus is on the action. Also, when rewriting an active sentence in passive, have a look at the … Continue reading

Reporting verbs

Here’s a list of the most common reporting verbs and the way they are used. In order not to forget what they are followed by, try to write at least one sentence with each of them. Good luck! Reporting verbs used with a that-clause add admit agree answer believe claim complain confess confirm decide deny … Continue reading

Steve Jobs at Stanford

Here’s the video of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address delivered at Stanford University on June 12, 2005. It addresses graduate students who are about to enter professional life and advises them on how to live their lives. Especially, he encourages them to search for something they truly love doing, so that they can be happy and … Continue reading

Congreso de Valores LQDVI

Here are the forthcoming speakers at the conference “Lo que de verdad importa”, which will take place on November 27 in Madrid!! These short profiles can help you think a bit about their lives and your own, too, so take some time and read about Ana Belón, Irene Villa, Emmanuelle Kelly, and Lucía Lantero. Have … Continue reading

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