Word Order: Un-mix the words to create real sentences.
1. messed I up know I , but didn’t to I mean !
2. Bethany doesn’t but skiing loves her husband , .
3. Although French he really speak to tries , he can’t.
4. detective loves Olivia reading stories, and at does every so opportunity.
5. as as Do do I like much strawberries you ?
Read the text and choose the best option:
Well, Christmas 1) is coming up/will come up, and we 2) should all be thinking/should all think about how we’re going to celebrate such a wonderful event. Yes, I know, 3) we’ve been having/we’ve had the decorations up since September, but now that it’s less than a month away, we’re really going to have to focus!
James, earlier you 4) had said/used to say that we should really push the discounts this coming long weekend, and I have to agree with you. So 5) could/do you write me up a report about what should go on sale and for how much and 6) get/to get it back to me by tomorrow? …
Fix the mistake in each of the sentences: I can’t choose among the red one or the blue one. Jimmy wakes up at 5:30 all mornings–I don’t know how he does it! Believe me, that new Adam Sandler movie is not worth to watch. I don’t like chocolate. That’s because I always get flan for […]
Put the verb in parentheses in the right tense for each second- or third-conditional sentence
If I 1)___(win) the lottery tomorrow, it 2___(help) me a lot! See, I’m in debt. A lot of debt. Part of my problem was university: I was told that if I 3)___(go) to a great school, I (4)___(get) a great job, and then I (5)___(can) pay off my debts quickly. But in this economy, there are no jobs to be had. I wish I (6)___(go) to …
Like has two main uses, which can sometimes easily be confused.
The first one students often learn is the verb, used to describe something we enjoy or find pleasing:
I like reading books by Chaucer and Shakespeare.
I would like to travel the world.
I never used to like coffee, but now I love it!
Put the words in the correct order:
a and create dough eggs flour Mix the to together.
a battery cellphone doesn’t few find hours I last more my than!
cook dishes I has My partner to the wash whenever.
after dictionary I in kids looked looking my some the up while words.
an ball big, in red the There’s ugly, yard.
We use either of these expressions to express the idea that we are preparing something that will be the base of what is to come later.
Lay the groundwork comes from construction, when a foundation must be laid before a building can be built.
Sowing the seeds comes from agriculture, referring to when the seeds are placed in the ground so they can grow and then be harvested later.
Remember, these phrasal verbs are not “take + particle” but rather units, so learn them as such!
Put these verbs in the correct sentence, conjugated as necessary. You may want to look these words up in a dictionary, as they may have secondary meanings! (Just like in that sentence: “look up” isn’t just “turn your eyes to the sky”, it’s also “find information in a reference book”!)
Choose the correct alternative.
Beverly, would you like any/some coffee or tea?
Nate always has anything/something to say, whether it’s useful or not.
Yolanda didn’t want any/some dessert, but I did!
Call me sometime/anytime you need help.
Will there by anything/something else for you today?
Some basic questions Spanish speakers may ask can cause occasional problems in English because English only has one word, to be, where Spanish has two, ser and estar.
First, we know that “¿Cómo está él?” is “How is he?”, as we learned it in the first weeks of class.
But then we have the question “¿Cómo es él?” Our first reaction is to translate literally, but there we have a problem…