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State and action verbs

Action verbs (also called dynamic verbs) express activities, processes, momentary actions or physical conditions, whereas some other verbs (state verbs) are not usually used in the present continuous because they describe states not actions (states or conditions that are relatively static). These are usually: 1. VERBS OF FEELING: like, love, hate, want, prefer, need 2. … Continue reading

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

Modal verbs

Dear students, here you are! I’ve summarized modal verbs for you in this worksheet I’m attaching here, so that you can have a look at it and do the exercises that follow. Please read it carefully and make any questions or comments in class, where we can discuss it in depth. See you tomorrow! 🙂 … 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

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

Shakespeare’s play “Sir Thomas More”

Hello everybody!! As you already know, these couple of days we will be working a little bit on Shakespeare’s play “Sir Thomas More”, together with your Spanish language teacher, your History teacher, and your Religion teacher. For the accomplishment of the task I gave you in class, I’m posting this interview together with some clue … Continue reading

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