16 March 2021

Simple Present Stories

Click on the link below to read a story in the Simple Present. Then you can do the exercises.

Simple Present Story 1

Simple Present story 2


Simple Present story 3 


Simple Present story 4

08 March 2021

Their job



My mother is a teacher. She works at a primary school in Aviles. She doesn’t speak English at work. She loves her job because she likes children and wants to teach them interesting things.






My uncle is an actor. He works for a theatre company in London. He always speaks English at work. He loves his job because he likes to make people happy and also because he has a good salary and loves to be famous.

12 February 2021

What do you have for breakfast? Where do you have it?

Marco, Rio, Brazil

For breakfast I have fruit, usually papaya or mango.












Then I have bread with butter and jam, and a cup of coffee.






I usually have breakfast at home, but at the weekend I have it in a bar near my house. I think my breakfast is very healthy.

01 April 2020

Basic informal letters

How to Write Informal Letters

30 March 2020

Giving Directions





Prepositions

Prepositions of place
Prepositions of movement

Click here and learn how to give directions in English with vocabulary and listening comprehension activities.

Listening Comprehension

29 March 2020

Grammar lessons and exercises for A2 Level students

I´m goint to add a link to a very interesting website with different kinds of activities to practise your English. There are grammar points and exercises, as well as listening tasks to improve your English.




27 March 2020

Oxford Practice Grammar for A2 Level



Oxford University Press offers you this exercises to practise your English online.



How to Pronounce -ed in English

There are three ways to pronounce the final -ed of regular verbs in the simple past tense. This pronunciation is determined by the final sound* of the verb in the infinitive: Is it a voiced consonant, an unvoiced consonant, or a vowel sound?



  1. For verbs ending in d and t the final -ed is pronounced /Id/ as in the final two letters of the word did. Note that here the -e is not silent and this final -ed sound adds another syllable to the end of the verb.

  2. After unvoiced sounds such as/ p, k, f, sʃ  ,θ/ the final -ed is pronounced like /t/ as in the word cat. Note that the -e remains silent.

  3. After voiced consonants such as /bð , g, v, zʒ, dʒ , m, n, ŋ, l, r/ the final -ed sound is pronounced like /d/ as in good. Note that the -e remains silent. The final -ed is also pronounced like the d in good after all vowel sounds (the -e remains silent too).
This chart may help you remember the rules above.


Click here to see some examples and listen to the past tense verbs.
Now you are ready to do these listening activities (1, 2, 3).

*If you need to revise the phonemic symbols in English, click here.





 
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