Fill in each gap with an appropriate phrasal verb. Don’t forget to conjugate the verb, and to place any objects (in parentheses) in the right place! There are two extra. E.g.: Bill _____ (his parents) by disobeying them. Answers: Bill let his parents down by disobeying them . / Bill let down his parents by […]
Both of these words are “conocer” in Spanish, so it’s important to know when to use which. Meet is what we use for the first time you’re introduced to someone. I met my wife on a beach in Acapulco. Janey met Mark in 2005. After that first meeting, you know that person. I got to […]
This word, as an adjective, has a similar meaning to its Spanish equivalent, but it’s completely different as a verb. Spanish uses the verb as a mathematical operation, which in English is “subtract”. The English “rest” is all about what you do when you sit down and relax after a long, hard day. Like […]
Fill in each gap with an appropriate phrasal verb. Don’t forget to conjugate the verb, and to place any objects (in parentheses) in the right place! There are two extra. E.g.: Bill _____ (his parents) by disobeying them. Answers: Bill let his parents down by disobeying them . / Bill let down his parents […]
This is a very difficult modal verb for Spanish speakers, as it’s very hard to directly translate it into Spanish. But in English, it’s sometimes necessary. Some of you will undoubtedly already know this verb for its use for the future for the first person I shall go to the shops after lunch We shall […]
Can you conjugate the words in parenthesis correctly to finish the sentence? Go! I __________ (never/see) any “Star Wars” films Jeff ___________ (never/see) any “Star Wars” films before he died. Larry _______ (live) in New Orleans until his 21st birthday. Francine ___________ (live) in Orleans since her 21st birthday. Betty ___________ (not/do) her homework yet. […]
Spanish uses this cognate ‘carrera’ to focus on schooling, especially university. Whereas, the English word for receiving a certification for education is degree. So, what does career mean in English then? English uses the word career to talk about what happens after you get your degree at university, and before you retire: all those years […]
Fill in the blanks with the following words. There may be more than one right answer.
as a result of despite even so in order to whereas
1. ___ ensure everything goes to plan, please read all instructions carefully.
2. ___ recent cutbacks, Marketing and Sales will be merged into one department.
3. Mary and Jeff feel we need to reduce personnel expenses, ___ I believe we should take more people on!
4. I agree with you about that; ___, I’m not going to approve it.
5. Valerie sent the report out, ___ my strict instructions not to.
Prepositions: Fill in the gaps with the appropriate word
The Spanish language can be credited with the invention 1)___ two letters. The first, which is actually no longer used in Spanish itself, is the C-cedilla, the Ç. It was created to represent the sound of “ts” 2)___ Medieval Spanish, and it got its name from the diminutive of the Visigothic name for Z, “zeda”, due to the fact that the virgule underneath the C was originally a Z. However, 3)___ the “ts” evolved 4)___ either a “th” or an “s” sound, it was decided that the letter Ç was no longer necessary, so it was dropped in the 18th century. 5)___ that time, however, many other languages, including French and Portuguese, had already adopted it.