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lunes, 28 de enero de 2008

PLAY WITH ME

I tried to teach my child with books.He gave me only puzzled looks.
I tried to teach my child with words.They passed him by often unheard.
Despairingly, I turned aside."How shall I teach this child?" I cried.
Into my hand he put the key"Come," he said, "play with me."
Author Unknown

miércoles, 23 de enero de 2008

A family in Canada

Go to:

http://laurencairns.blogspot.com/search?q=

COMPLETE WITH THE MOST SUITABLE PREPOSITION:

1. We offer intensive courses ___ the following languages.
2. She´d like to work ___ South America.
3. I´m doing photography ___ the moment.
4. He´d like to go ___ a university ____ England.
5. Could you confirm my meeting ____ Mr. Johnson ____ Tuesday?
6. I´m not really interested ___ those films.
7. Fill ___ the form and send it ____ us.
8. ____ the moment she is managing a project ___ London.
9. Could you make 300 copies ___ this?
10. Can you translate them ___ Engish?

TRANSFORM THESE SENTENCES INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE

1. They recomended us those new boots.
2. When did you make the cake?
3. I won´t open these letters until you arrive.
4. Can you tell me the truth?
5. I´m not doing anything at the moment.

WRITE THESE SENTENCES USING REPORTED SPEECH

1. "Don´t do this now, please", he said.
2. "Did you arrive late yesterday morning?", she asked.
3. "Why don´t we go to the cinema this afternoon?", my friend asked.
4. "I´m really interested in your project", he said.
5. "I don´t think that is a good idea", my mother said

PUT THE VERBS IN THE RIGHT TENSE

1. What (do) your friend right now? He (seem)(be) very busy with the housework.
2. If I (know) this before I (do) things differently.
3. He (open) the packet yet?
4. I (not think) it (be) a good idea. My father (advise) me about it several times since my last experience.
5. When (come) you back? --I (not know), I (must)(think) about it.

Charles Schultz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip.

You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read it straight through, and you'll get the point:

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.



These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with .



Easier? The lesson:The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.





"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.It's already tomorrow in Australia "
(Charles Schultz)

Aren't Friends and Family Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(This text has been e-mailed by Marianne. Thank you, Marianne)

LITERATURE/ART/NICE PHOTOGRAPHY...IN TOKIO

GO TO:

http://blithedale-susieland.blogspot.com/search/label/city

DO YOU LIKE CARS?

Go to:

http://simonhar.blogspot.com/

COMPLETE WITH THE CORRESPONDING VERB IN THE CORRECT TENSE: FORGET/GET/LEAVE/TELL/HAVE GOT

1. I think I ________ the towel. I can use a T-shirt if necessary.
2. I´m not packing my sweaty old trainers. I can ____ some cheap sandals when I´m in Asia.
3. There´s no point taking loads of heavy guide-books --people probably ______ me about places.
4. I´m going to write a diary; otherwise I ______ forget everything by the time I come home.
5. I _____ Jack, my lucky charm.

viernes, 18 de enero de 2008

JOIN THESE SENTENCES BY MEANS OF A RELATIVE PRONOUN, MAKING THE NECESSARY CHANGES

1. This dog barks at night. It belongs to my uncle Richards.
2. This is a train. Does it go to London?
3. Those are sandwiches. They are the ones I like best.
4. Look at these sandwiches. I´ve bought them for you.
5. Look, that is Bilbao. We visited it last month.

jueves, 17 de enero de 2008

PUNCTUATE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES

1. Can you see the lady who is talking to Jerry?
2. The car which goes so fast is in the garage.
3. The boy that I saw was Arhtur´s brother.
4. My father who lives alone is visiting me next Saturday.
5. Madrid which is the capital of Spain is growing a lot.
6. Those bears which are so white are form the North Pole.
7. The dog which barks at night belongs to my uncle Richard.
8. This bicycle which was bought by Arhtur is red.

miércoles, 16 de enero de 2008

COMPLETE WITH THE CORRECT PREPOSITION

1. Jerry is ____ a diet.
2. Can you find the station ____ the map?
3. Our journey _____ London _____ Edinburgh was ____ train.
4. Tom decided ____ drop out ____ the course because he found it boring.
5. You must pass special examinations ____ order ___ become a lisenced driver.
6. It´s an easy game. There is only one rule ____ remember.
7. There isn´t a simple solution _____ this disturbing problem.
8. I spend a large amount _____ my pocket money _____ entertainment.
9. These clothes must be _____ another generation.
10. The young prince is next ____ the kingdom.

COMPLETE WITH THE CORRECT PREPOSITION

1. My friend and I have just broken _____.
2. He said that things weren´t working _____.
3. I hope ____ hear _____ you soon.
4. Eventually, you will have ____ come ____ terms ____ this.
5. By this time next year, you will have stopped thinking ____ him.
6. Breaking ____ is never easy, but it´s no use crying ____ spilt milk.

martes, 15 de enero de 2008

PHRASAL VERBS: COME ACROSS/GET BACK/GET ON/GO ON/PUT ON/TURN ON

CHOOSE THE RIGHT VERB AND PUT IT INTO THE CORRECT FORM:

1. Let me know if you ________ my keys.
2. ______ your shoes _______. It´s time to leave.
3. The train stopped and several people ______.
4. Why don´t you _______ the lights ______? I can´t read properly.
5. When did you ______ back from Spain?
6. The day _____ and still no phone call.

VERBS: GET+ ANGRY/BORED/BETTER/WORSE/OLD/SICK/STRONGER/EXCITED/TIRED/WORRIED

COMPLETE WITH ONE OF THE ADJECTIVES ABOVE:

1. The neighbours are now taking turns in the streets to protect themselves from thieves. We can see that things are getting ________ in the block.
2. Look at this rain! Take an umbrella or you´ll get _____.
3. The room was full of presents. The children will get ______.
4. He is very bad-tempered. He usually gets ______ quite easily.
5. I´m getting ______. I´ve been doing exercise all day.
6. The film was too long and everybody got ______.
7. If you are going to arrive late, phone your parents or they will get _______ since they don´t know where you are.

PUT THE VERBS IN THE RIGHT TENSE

1. This strange story _____ (BEGIN) in 1999, when a man ______ (TURN UP) at a Toronto hospital after he ______ (ATTACK).
2. The mystery man, whose identification papers _______ (STEAL) during the assault, was interviewed on the 3rd channel.
3. He _____ (SPEAK) English with a British accent, but could also _______ (SPEAK) fluent French and a little German.
4. The mystery man ______ (TURN INTO) a celebrity overnight and the Canadian Press immediately _______ (LABEL) him "Mr. Nobody".
5. She ________ (MAKE) a statement in which she _____ (INSIST) that her husband is not a criminal.

domingo, 13 de enero de 2008

PHRASAL VERBS: GET OVER/GO ALONG WITH/LOOK UP/PUT...DOWN/PUT OFF/TAKE UP/TURN DOWN/TURNED UP

COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRESPONDING PHRASAL VERB:

1. I´m going to ________ the job offer.
2. A man _______ at Toronto hospital after he had been attacked.
3. I´m so bored. I think I´ll ______ a new hobby or sport.
4. I can´t stand Mary. She always tries to _____ me _____.
5. I often _____ new words in a dictionary.
6. We had to _______ the party because of the rain.
7. I´ll _______ your decision even if I don´t agree..
8. As soon as he _____ his injuries, he´ll return to work.

(Sandra´s)

sábado, 12 de enero de 2008

PHRASAL VERBS: APPLY FOR/CAME INTO/GETS BY/LOOK UP/TOOK ON

COMPLETE WITH ONE OF THE VERBS ABOVE:

1. I´m going to _______ more jobs today.
2. She _______ on her salary, even though it´s not much.
3. He _______ too much work, and regrets it now.
4. We _______ money when our grandmother died.
5. I really ______ to Jack. He´s my hero.