Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Make questions with the question words: 
1.     She lives near Wimbledon. __________________________________?
2.     They play golf twice a week. _________________________________?
3.     They get up at 7:15 every morning. ___________________________ ?
4.     The students need more practice. _____________________________?
5.     John goes to Betera in the summer. ___________________________?
6.     Mary comes to work by bus. _________________________________?
7.     We go to the club on Friday. _________________________________?
8.     They go to the park on Sunday. _____________________________ ?
9.     Mary goes shopping on Saturday. _____________________________ ?
10.  They need twenty dollars. ___________________________________ ?
11.  They have two cars now. ____________________________________ ?
12.  He walks to work because he doesn't have a car. ____________________ ?
13.  They don´t like the car because it´s too small._____________________ ?

Other Questions:

How many days are in a week? There are seven days in a week.

How often do you study English? I study English every day.

How many hours do you study English every day?

How far is Barcelona from Valencia?

How long does it take to go to Barcelona by train?

How many times have you seen the movie Titanic?

Do you always cry when you watch Titanic?

When was the last time you went to the cinema?


1) Do you know how to speak Chinese?
2) Can he swim fast?
3) What day is today?
4) What time is it?
5) How far is Madrid from Valencia? How long does it take to go from Valencia to Madrid by train?
6) Who is the president of the USA?
7) What time do you wake up?
8) What did you do on Sunday? Where did you go last Sunday?

1) I don’t know how to speak Chinese.
2) He can swim very fast.
3) It is the 27th of October.
4) It is ten thirty (10:30).
5) Madrid is 90 minutes from Valencia by train.
6) Barack Obama is the president of the United States.
7) I wake up at seven o’clock.
8) Last Sunday I went to Barcelona.

Friday, October 19, 2012

TIME EXPRESSIONS (Expresiones de tiempo)

now … ahora

at the moment … en este momento
at present … en la actualidad
for the time being … transitoriamente, por ahora
right now … ahora mismo
today … hoy día
yesterday … ayer
tomorrow … mañana
this morning … esta mañana
this afternoon … esta tarde
this evening … esta tarde
tonight … esta noche
tomorrow morning … mañana en la mañana
yesterday afternoon … ayer en la tarde
last night … anoche
last week … la semana pasada
next Monday …. el próximo lunes
last Tuesday morning … el martes pasado en la mañana
next Sunday afternoon … el próximo domingo en la tarde
the day after tomorrow … pasado mañana
the day before yesterday … anteayer
in the morning … en la mañana
in the afternoon … en la tarde
in the evening … en la tarde
at night … por /durante la noche
a week next Monday … el lunes subsiguiente
a week last Sunday … el domingo antepasado
in December last year … en diciembre del año pasado
in the summer of 1976 … en el verano de 1976
every day … todos los días
every week … todas las semanas
every month … todos los meses
every year … todos los años
every Monday morning … todos los lunes en la mañana
every other day … día por medio
every other three days … cada tres días
once a day … una vez al día
twice a week … dos veces a la semana
several times a month … varias veces al mes
many times a year … muchas veces al año
a long time ago … hace mucho tiempo /mucho tiempo atrás
many years ago … hace muchos años
ten minutes ago … hace diez minutos
not very long ago … no hace mucho tiempo
ages ago … hace muchísimo tiempo
a short while ago … hace un rato, un rato atrás
immediately … inmediatamente
at once … de inmediato
right away … al instante, “al tiro”
as soon as possible, ASAP … lo antes posible, lo más pronto posible
always … siempre
generally … generalmente
usually … usualmente
frequently … frecuentemente
often … a menudo
occasionally … ocasionalmente
sometimes … a veces
rarely … raramente
seldom … rara vez
hardly ever … casi nunca
never … nunca
from time to time … de vez en cuando
once in a while … de vez en cuando.
now and then … de vez en cuando.
off and on de vez en cuando.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I Hate Grammar Exercises!

Put the verbs in the following sentences into the simple past tense.

1 I go to work by bus.
2 I meet her on Tuesdays.
3 He always wears black.
4 I make cakes every week.
5 She gets up at 6.30.
6 He understands me.
7 He shuts/closes the shop at 6.00.
8 She speaks slowly.
9 He leaves the house at 9.00.
10 I read a chapter every night.
11 You eat too much.
12 I see him every day.
13 Tom sings in the choir.
14 He cries when he is hurt.
15 Who knows the answer?
16 I think I know it.
17 The curtain rises at 8.00.
18 He takes the dog out twice a day.
19 We buy them here.
20 I dream every night.
21 He has chickens in his garden.
22 He often feels ill.
23 I know what he wants.
24 I usually pay him every week.
25 His dog always bites me.
26 It smells odd.
27 It costs 30 euros.
28 My back hurts.
29 I take a nap after lunch. (take a nap – tomar una siesta)
30 We drink water.
31 His roses grow well.
32 He rides every day.
33 He often falls off.
34 These dogs fight whenever they meet.
35 He goes to Asturias every summer.
36 He sleeps badly.

Put either a full or partial infinitive where necessary:

1 You don’t have (come) tomorrow.
2 People used (travel) on horseback.
3 I'll have (hurry).
4 You should (take) a holiday.
5 I'll (I will) (lend) him some money.
6 You are (go) at once.
7 We didn't have (pay) anything.
8 There won't (be) enough room for everyone.
9 You can (see) the windmill from here.
10 He was able (explain).
11 We may have (stay) here all night.
12 He used (spend) a lot of time in his library.
13 He didn't dare (say) anything.
14 Don't (move).
15 We'll (look) for a hotel.
16 You needn't (look) for a hotel; I'll be able (put) you up.
17 The doctor said that I ought (give up) smoking.
18 He used to drink quite a lot.
19 He should (be) ready by now.
20 May I (ask) you a question?
21 I shan't be able (do) it till after the holidays.
22 I didn't need (say) anything.
23 How dare you (open) my letters!
24 They ought (warn) people about the dangerous currents.
25 I should (say) nothing about it if I were you.
26 You are not (mention) this to anyone.
27 Why do they (obey) him?~
They don't dare (refuse).
28 You must (look) both ways before crossing the road.
29 Your map may (have been) out of date.
30 You ought (have finished) it last night.
31 I must (say) I think you behaved very badly.
32 I will have (carry) a tent.
33 We've got (get out).
34 It might (kill) somebody.
35 Should you (be) watching TV?
36 Shouldn't you (be) doing your homework?

Put these sentences in the negative using Do, Doesn’t, Did, Didn’t

1 They have eggs for breakfast.
2 He needs a new coat.
3 He used to sell fruit.
4 They have to work hard.
5 She does the housework.
6 He needs more money.
7 He had a row with his boss.
8 She had a heart attack.
9 Her hair needed cutting.
10 He does his homework after supper.
11 She has a singing lesson every week.
12 She had to make a speech.
13 He does his best.
14 He has to get up at six every day.
15 The children have dinner at school.
16 She dared him to climb it.
17 You did it on purpose.
18 He has his piano tuned regularly, (see 119)
19 He dares to say that!
20 They had a good time.
21 The drink did him good.
22 My watch needs cleaning.
23 He had an accident.
24 You had your house painted.
25 She used to make her own clothes.
26 You do the exercises.
27 He had difficulty (in) getting a job.
28 He dared to interrupt the president, did he? (Omit final did he?)