Welcome to MiProfe’s mini-classes.
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There are two very important questions you should memorise so you can ask your teacher (or any English speaker) correctly in English, questions like ‘¿Qué significa..?’, ¿Qué quiere decir…?’ and ‘Cómo se dice… en inglés?’ – without speaking in Spanish! From this page, you can also download and listen to a sample teacher-students conversation.
(Por cierto, y por favor, ¡no queremos escuchar “
How is said…” y tales barbaridades a nuestro idioma!)
The present simple in English is easy to conjugate. Remember to use a pronoun (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) and for ‘he’, ‘she’ and ‘it’ add -s at the end.
We use the present simple tense when talking baout habits, routines, things which are always true, or things which are true for a long time (“I like chocolate”, “I have coffee and toast for breakfast”, “I live in Orxeta” etc.).
See the examples and listen to a mini-class with other learning points.
There are various ways in English to express the idea of the Spanish verbs ‘quedar’ and ‘quedarse’. A common mistake made by students who have not studied a well-designed general English course is to always say ‘to stay’. Click here to see some examples of how to say communicate this correctly.
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‘near’ – preposition,
‘close to’ – prepositional phrase
‘to close and ‘to open’ – regular verbs, and
‘to be closed’ /’to be open’ – irregular verb, + adjectives
False Friends – ‘actually’
Learn (or remind yourself) about the differences between some English words and their Spanish ‘falsos amigos’. Perhaps the term “estranged cousins” is more accurate!
‘the‘: Use of the definite article
Sometimes ‘el’/’la’/’los’/’las’ is used in Spanish – but not in English. Click for examples.
Commonly confused words – ‘than’ and ‘that’
They’re not the same! Click to see examples.
A popular British event, celebrated on 5th November and sometimes the nearest weekend to the actual night of the fifth. Fireworks, a bonfire and hot food.
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‘to look forward to‘ means to feel happy or excited about something that is going to happen in the future.