viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2008

May and Might

1. She may arrive late.

2. Francisco told me last weekend that he is going to get married, but I didn't believe him. My mother told me that It might be true.

3. You might have left your bag in the shop.

4. I arrived home at half past eight and David wasn't there. He might have been playing tennis.

Can, could and be able to

1. Can I borrow your pencil please?

2. My brother can speak three different languages.

3. We can go to the football match tomorrow.

4. She could ride horses when she was fifteen.

5. Peter loved music. He could play the guitar very well.

6. When I was young I could study a lot of hours.

7. If I pass my exams, I will be able to work in a school.

8. I was able to finish my homework because nobody disturbed me.

9. Maria was able to go to Barcelona because she was on holiday.

Should, ought to and had better.

1. I'm very tired. I should go to bed.

2. You should bring the car to the mechanic if you don't want it to break down.

3. - Mariana, you don't look very well, you ought to go to the doctor.

4. I had better go to the bank tomorrow because it's too late.

5. It's raining. You had better take an umbrella.

6. Peter's father is waiting for him. He had better not be late.


1. We mustn't make a noise because we are in a museum.

2. She mustn't go to the cinema on monday because she have to go to the school the day after.

3. You mustn't eat too much ice cream because you will have a stomachache.

Need to

1. I need to walk every afternoon with my mother because I want to lose weight.

2. She needs to talk all day because she's very nervous.

3. Ivan needs to go on holidays to rest.

Don't have to, don't need to and needn't

1. My father doesn't have to work in winter because he has a seasonal job.

2. I don't have to be in that german course but I think It's very interesting.

3. The car park is free. You don't have to pay to park your car there.

4. You didn't need to take a taxi. You could have taken your car.

5. I understand you perfectly. You needn't explain further.

6. Alex has enough food at home, so we needn't go shopping today.

Must and Have to

1. I must go to the doctor because I have a terrible stomach-ache.

2. Peter!, you must be quiet to stay in the library.

3. Maria must go to school every day because she is ten years old and it's compulsory.

4. Yesterday I had to work hard and I was very tired in the evening.

5. Ainoa has to wear glasses for reading and watching television.

6. She has to get up early because she starts work at six o'clock.

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008

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Adjectives ending in -ing and -ed

1. The film was very interesting.

2. Natalia's father was surprised that she passed the exam.

3. I feel very tired when I travel by train.

4. I'm frightened of cockroaches.

Have got and have

1. I have got a new motorbike = I have a new motorbike.

2. Have you got any questions? = Do you have any questions?

3. She hasn't got a new bike = She doesn't have a new bike.

4. I had a dog when I was a child.

5. I didn't have a dog when I was a child.

6. Did you have a dog when you were a child?

7. I have a cup of coffee every morning.

domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2008

Singular and plural nouns

1. I have a box. / They have a lot of boxes.

2. John is a very nice person./ There are a lot of people at the party.

3. My mother told me that he was a man./ Yesterday I went to San Antonio and there were a lot of men.

Uncountable nouns

1. I would like to have a lot of money.

2. Peter usually listens to classical music.

3. There is sand in my shoes because I have been to the beach today.

Countable nouns

1. Cala Conta is a nice beach in Ibiza.

2. I like apples a lot.

3. Today I bought an umbrella because I think It's going to rain.


1. Mary worked hard at university.

2. Elena speaks Germany perfectly.

3. My brother arrived home quietly because his son was sleeping.