SALC

Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Reading Comprehension

1. Vocabulary:

  • Busy: ocupado
  • Wakes up: despertarse
  • Breakfast: desayuno
  • Enjoy: disfrutar
  • Grade: grado o curso
  • Politics: política
  • Will quit: renunciará

 

2. Read the following text about a man called Mathew, then answer some questions.

 

Lee el siguiente texto sobre un hombre llamado Mathew y luego contesta algunas preguntas.

 

My friend Mathew has a very busy life. He has three jobs. In the morning he works as a teacher, in the afternoon as a taxi driver and at night as a singer. Mathew wakes up at 4 am. He doesn’t have time for breakfast at home so he has breakfast at school. Mathew teaches 5th grade. He loves children and enjoys his work.
At 12:30 Mathew always has lunch with his coworkers. Then he begins working as a taxi driver. He is a good driver and likes talking to passengers about politics and sports. Mathew has a rock band; at night the band plays some music at a local bar.
Mathew’s wife is pregnant; so he will quit two of his jobs soon. He wants to share time with his family in the future.

 

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Reading: “My family”

1. Vocabulary / Vocabulario

Common: común
Often: seguido
Sent: enviar

 

2. Read the text and answer some questions. / Lee el texto y contesta algunas preguntas.

 

My name is Sara. I am 11. I live in New Delhi, India with my father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. My grandparents also live with us. In India, family is very important. It is common to have grandparents, aunts, uncles and/or cousins living in the same house. My aunts, uncles and cousins also live nearby. We see each other often. My older brother is a computer programmer. Right now, he is in Australia. His company sent him there for one year. We all miss him a lot. We write him letters every week. I want him to come home soon.

 

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Reading Personal Information

1. Vocabulary / Vocabulario

  • Quite: muy o bastante
  • Town: pueblo
  • Lawyer: abogado / abogada
  • Miss: extrañar
  • Move: mudarse
  • have lived: hemos vivido

 

2. Read the text and answer some questions. / Lee el texto y contesta algunas preguntas.

 

“Hello! My first name is Pierre and my lastname is Shaw. I am twenty-five years old. I was born in Berlin but I live in a quite small town called Loutraki. It is located in Greece. I live in a big apartment with my wife and my two children. I have a daughter and a son. My daughter’s name is Susana; she is three years old. My son’s name is Paul; he’s three months old. My wife’s name is Emily; she is Spanish. I am a lawyer and my wife is a nurse. We have lived in Greece for four years. I love living here but my wife misses Barcelona a lot; her parents live there. We are moving to Spain next year in October.”

 

Questions:

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Do and Does

To make a question in English we normally use Do or Does when we want to ask yes/no questions. It is normally put at the beginning of the question (before the subject).

 

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We use do when the subject is I, you, we or they.

Affirmative: You speak Spanish.
Question: Do you speak Spanish?

 

bgt

 

 

We use does with third person singular pronouns when the subject is he, she or it.

Affirmative: He speaks Spanish.
Question: Does he speak Spanish?

 

The following is the word order to construct a basic question in English using Do or Does.

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cde

 

 

The negative form of do is do not. In spoken English it is common to use the contracted form of do not which is don’t.

  • I do not like sport.
    I don’t like sport.

The negative form of does is does not. Also, in spoken English we usually use the contracted form ofdoes not which is doesn’t.

  • He does not like sport.
    He does’t like sport.

 

attention-303861_640We DON’T use Do or Does in questions that have the verb To Be or Modal Verbs (can, must, might, should etc.)

 

 

 

roarhttp://www.grammar.cl/Games/Do_Does.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/do_does.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/do_does2.htm

http://www.adelescorner.org/grammar/present_simple/pres_sim_quests1.html

http://www.english-room.com/dodoes_5.htm

http://www.agendaweb.org/exercises/verbs/do-does-questions

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/335.html

 

The Weather / El Clima

cd28a5c13c1278b1eab282ba8d71ccf4¡Hola! Aqui les compartimos vocabulario acerca del clima con sus definiciones y una breve explicación de como usarlo en Inglés.

 

Hot Caluroso
Cold Frío
Warm Cálido
Dry Seco
Cool / Nice Agradable
Sunny Soleado
Cloudy Nublado
Rainy Lluvioso
Foggy Con niebla
Windy Con viento
Icy Helado
Stormy Tormentoso
Wet / Humid Húmedo
Freezing Congelado
Clear Despejado
Snowing Nevando
Drizzling Llovizna

 

giphyCuando queremos hablar del clima en Inglés normalmente utilizamos:

It is + adjective (La descripción del clima)

  • It is sunny today.
  • It’s hot and humid today.
  • It’sa nice day today.

 

También podemos decir:

gif-animados-tiempo-viento-15779It is a + adjective + day (or morning/afternoon/night)

  • It’s a warm day.
  • It’s a windy afternoon.

 

O también:

It is + verb-ing = (Cuando esta sucediendo en el momento)

  • It’s snowing.
  • Take an umbrella, it’s raining.

 

Para preguntar acerca del clima podemos decir:

  • How’s the weather?
  • What’s the weather like?

 

¡Ahora ya estas listo para practicar!

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/vocabulary-exercises/weather

http://www.englishactivities.net/es/juegos-en-ingl%C3%A9s/ahorcado?tema=El%20mundo%20-%20clima&nivel=principante

http://www.visualesl.com/drag/22.htm

http://www.johnmh.com/weather/w1.htm

http://www.carmenlu.com/first/vocabulary/weather1/weather1-1/weather1_1.htm

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Thanksgiving Day for Starters

Read the following text and do the comprehension quiz.

Lee el siguiente texto y contesta el quiz de comprensión.

 

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. It is a federal holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed. Thanksgiving was the first holiday celebrated in America. It was first celebrated in the autumn of 1621 when the Indians and the pilgrims got together for a three-day feast and festival of fun.

It’s almost Thanksgiving. What happens on thanksgiving nowdays?

Families are getting together. Roads and airports get very busy over Thanksgiving weekend. People travel from all over the country to be with their family for the holiday. Families have a feast on Thanksgiving. They have turkey for dinner. They have gravy and dressing. They have carrots and potatoes. They have pumpkin pie for dessert.

Families give thanks on Thanksgiving. They are thankful for the food they eat. They are thankful for the friends and family they have.

Happy Thanksgiving

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