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¡Disfruta del octavo video de nuestra profesora Addie! Esta semana vamos a hablar de verbo compuesto “TO BREAK UP” y cómo usarlo correctamente.

 
Hello, this is English explained with Addie, I am Addie. I am here to explain you English grammar and pronunciations tips and answer any of your English curios and get you well on your way becoming fluent in English. This video is the second one in the series “A to Z of phrasal verbs” and it is about a phrasal verb to break up. I am going to give you a definition and a few examples, I hope it helps!

To break up – to and a relationship / to break up with sb – to and a relationship with sb

Examples:

1. My boyfriend and I broke up before I moved to Spain.

2. -How is your boyfriend?

-He broke up with me.

3. -How is your girlfriend?

-I think I am going to break up with her.

4. -I don’t think that we should see each other as much…

-Are you breaking up with me?

5. -I haven’t seen Ariadna and Jonathon together recently

-Me either, I think they broke up last week.

-What a shame… they were a cute couple.

Thank you for listening! I hope it will help you!

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Verbo “to take”

El verbo “to take” es uno de los más utilizados en inglés y uno de los más importantes también.

Por norma general, el verbo “to take”, se utiliza como sinónimo de tomar o coger algo. Sin embargo, el significado puede variar en función de  los adverbios o las preposiciones  que le acompañen.

  • Take aback” equivale a sorprenderse, dejar de piedra.

Por ejemplo: “We took aback his decision” (su decisión nos dejó de piedra).

  • Se utiliza la expresión “Take alter” para expresar que alguien se parece a otra persona, de manera general, en su carácter y no sólo físicamente.

Por ejemplo:  “Anne takes alter her father, they like the same food” (Anne es como su padre, les gusta la misma comida).

  • Por otro lado tenemos “take apart” que equivale a desmontar.

Ejemplo: “He took apart the engine of his car piece by piece” (desmontó el motor de su coche pieza a pieza).

  • Uno de las expresiones que más conocemos y  hemos visto en España con el verbo “to take” es “take away” que equivale a llevar. Esto lo solemos ver en restaurantes y cafeterías que nos ofrecen café o comida para llevar.

Ejemplo: “Take away food” (comida para llevar).to-take

  • También utilizamos el verbo “to take” acompañado de “back” como sinónimo de devolver algo, de retirar o depositar.

Por ejemplo: “The skirt is not my size so I’m going  to take it back to the shop” (la falda no es de mi talla, así que voy a devolverla a la tienda).

  • Para explicar que se ha entendido, comprendido o asimilado algo, se utiliza “to take in”

Por ejemplo: “I have some difficulties taking in the lesson”. (Tengo dificultades para entender la lección).

  • Por otro lado está la expresión “take through”, significa explicarle algo a alguien, guiar.
  • Ejemplo: “He’ll take you through on this lesson” (él te guiará en esta lección).
  • También podemos encontrar expresiones compuestas por “to take off”, que tiene varios significados como despegar,  quitarse, desconectar o imitar.

Ejemplo: “Don´t worry, the plane takes off at ten”. (No te preocupes, el avión despega a las diez.)

Otro ejemplo es: ”She took off her scarf when she got into the restaurant” (se quitó el pañuelo cuando entró en el restaurante).

  • Take out”  se utiliza como equivalente a sacar o tirar.

Por ejemplo: “I´m going to take the dog out for a walk!”  (voy a sacar al perro a pasear).

Otro ejemplo: Jonh, go take out the trash” (Jonh, tira la basura).take1

Existen muchos más significados con el verbo “to take”, como “take up” que en función de la frase su significado varía mucho.  Algunos de sus significados son instalarse, tomar, apoyarse, subir, aceptar o juntarse.

Por ejemplo:”The new project will take up most of our time” (el nuevo proyecto ocupará gran parte de nuestro tiempo). Abre los oídos y ¡descubrirás muchos otros!

“Don’t forget to take your bathing suit to the pool” / “No olvides llevar tu traje de baño a la piscina”

“What time do you take Sara to school?” / “A que hora llevas a Sara a la escuela?”

También puede ser usado en el contexto de robo, sacar o tomar algo.

 

CONJUGACIÓN DEL VERBO “TO TAKE”

Verbo Pasado Participio Significado
take took taken coger

 

  • Present Simple
Conjugación Significado
I take yo cojo
you take tú coges
he takes él coge
we take nosotros cogemos
you take vosotros cogéis
they take ellos cogen

 

  • Present Continouos
Conjugación Significado
I am taking yo estoy cogiendo
you are taking tú estás cogiendo
he is taking él está cogiendo
we are taking nosotros estamos cogiendo
you are taking vosotros estáis cogiendo
they are taking ellos están cogiendo

 

  • Present Perfect
I have taken yo he cogido
you have taken tú has cogido
he has taken él ha cogido
we have taken nosotros hemos cogido
you have taken vosotros habéis cogido
they have taken ellos han cogido

 

  • Past Simple
Conjugación Significado
I took yo cogí
yo cogía
you took tú cogiste
tú cogías
he took él cogió
él cogía
we took nosotros cogimos
nosotros cogíamos
you took vosotros cogisteis
vosotros cogíais
they took ellos cogieron
ellos cogían

 

  • Future Simple
Conjugación Significado
I will take yo cogeré
you will take tú cogerás
he will take él cogerá
we will take tú cogerás
you will take vosotros cogeréis
they will take ellos cogerán

  • Imperative
Persona Conjugación Significado
2ª persona del singular take coge
2ª persona del plural take coged
Fórmula de cortesía take cojan

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¡Disfruta del séptimo video de nuestra profesora Addie!

Esta semana vamos a hablar de verbo compuesto “TO ASK OUT” y cómo usarlo correctamente.

 
Hello, this is English explained with Addie, I am Addie. I am here to explain you English grammar and pronunciations tips and answer any of your English curios and get you well on your way becoming fluent in English. This video is about phrasal verb to ask someone out. I am going to introduce several examples in order for you to understand that.

Ask someone out – to invite on a date.

Examples:

  1. David asked Alicia out to lunch.
  2. James was considering asking Sarah out (so, in this case, he wanted to ask her out, he was thinking about it).
  3. Henry told Alexandra that he wanted to ask her out.
  4. Why don’t you ask her out to dinner? – This is a suggestion.
  5. He asked me out to dinner and a movie! – You were asked out in the past tense.

Thank you for listening! And now it is your turn to ask someone out on a date!

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¡Te presentamos el sexto video de nuestra profesora Addie!

Esta semana hacemos una prueba para ver como habéis aprendido el tema de los verbos que se suelen confundir y cuándo y cómo usar cada uno.

 
Hello, this is English explained with Addie, I am Addie. I am here to explain you English grammar and pronunciations tips and answer any of your English curios and get you well on your way becoming fluent in English. Commonly confused words. The quiz.

1. Matter vs. Mind

Mind – to be annoyed or worried by something (used in questions and negatives).

Matter– to be important or to affect what happens.

a. Will he matter/mind if I use his computer?

La respuesta: Will he MIND if I use his computer?

b. Will he mind/matter me using his computer?

La respuesta: Will he MIND me using his computer?

c. Do you think he would matter /mind me using his computer?

La respuesta: Do you think he would MIND me using his computer?

Remember that you can answer: “No, I don’t mind!” or “It doesn’t matter” if you do mind.

2. Prevent vs. Avoid

Prevent – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something.

Avoid – to prevent something from happening or to not allow yourself to so something or to stay away from something.

a. I hope to avoid/ prevent/ avoiding her from coming to my house.

La respuesta: I hope to PREVENT her from coming to my house. Meaning that I want to STOP her from coming to my house.

b. I avoid/ try to avoid/ prevent her coming to my house.

La respuesta: I avoid/ try to avoid/ prevent her coming to my house.

In this case all of them are available options, but they all mean different things.

In case of “I AVOID” this means that I avoid that it happens.

In case of “I TRY TO AVOID” means that I try to get myself in the situation, when she won’t come to my house.

In case of “I PREVENT” means that you actively stop her from coming.

c. I try to avoid her/ prevent her, she is very annoying.

La respuesta: I try to AVOID her, she is very annoying. Meaning that you don’t want to see her and you stay out of her way.

3. Realise vs. Notice

Realise – to understand a situation, sometimes suddenly.

Notice – to see or become conscious of something or someone.

a. Did you noticed/ realize that she changed her hair color?

La respuesta: It can be either/ or depending on the timing of the situation.

“Did you NOTICE” would be said if your colleague came to work that day with a new hair color, when you first observe it.

“Did you REALISE” would be something that had happened and that was a fact basically. Maybe she used to be blond and now she is brown and now you become aware of that fact.

Thank you for listening! I hope it’s helped!

Si tienes alguna duda SOBRE NUESTROS CURSOS DE IDIOMAS O DE PROGRAMAS DEL TRABAJO, siempre estamos a tu disposición. Contacta con nuestros asesores llamando al 918281965 ó 963111471. También puede comunicar con nosotros a través del Skype aula_ingles. ¡Aprende inglés con Aula inglés!

Hasta la próxima semana!

 

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¡Te ofrecemos una oportunidad increíble de aprender inglés con el tercer video de nuestra profesora Addie!

Esta semana vamos a hablar sobre algunas palabras que suelen confundirse y cuándo y cómo usar cada uno, así que esperamos que no se les confunda más.

 
Hello, this is English explained with Addie, I am Addie. I am here bringing you English grammar and pronunciations tips and answer any of your English curios and get you well on your way becoming fluent in English. This video is about some commonly confused words and when and how to use each, so hopefully you won’t get them confused anymore.

1. Argue vs. Discuss

Argue – to speak angrily to someone, telling them that you disagree (do not agree) with them.

Example:

  • The children are constantly arguing (The children are always disagree, which is common);
  • I argue a lot with my neighbor (Meaning that with your neighbor you have disagreements and you don’t agree on things).

Discuss – to talk about a subject with someone and tell each other your ideas or opinions.

Example:

  • I have discussed the holiday with my mother (Meaning that you´ve shared ideas and opinions on the subject);
  • We are still discussing moving house (This means just that you are sharing ideas, exchanging opinions about moving house).

2. Hope vs. Expect

Hope – to want something to happen or to be true, and usually have a good reason to think that it might be.

Example:

  • I´m hoping to go to England in the summer (Meaning that there is a chance you will go and you would like to go and you are hoping to);
  • I hope I pass the exam (meaning you´ve studied for the exam and you are hoping that you will pass it);
  • I hope you are fine (You have no reason to believe that this person is not fine or there is something wrong, so you hope and you will find out afterwards).

Expect – to think or believe that something will happen, or someone will arrive.

Example:

  • We are expecting 40 people at the party (Meaning that you are expecting 40 people to come, you think they will arrive);
  • I expect you to finish your dinner (This person should finish this dinner, your expectations may or may not be met);
  • I am expecting him to call me (You think that this is going to happen, so in that time frame that you are expecting the call, he probably will call, but he may not).

3. Remember vs. Remind

Remember – to be able to bring back a piece of information into your mind or to keep a piece or information in your memory.

Example:

  • Can you remember my name? (Are you able to recall the information of my name back to your mind?);
  • I remember going to the park when I was little (This is a piece of information, this is a memory that she has of when she was a child);
  • I couldn´t remember the answer to the question (The information would not come back into my mind even though you had known it in the past, it was no longer in your mind in that moment and could not be recalled).

Remind (sb of sb/sth) – to be similar to OR to make someone think of something or someone else.

Example:

  • Your smile reminds me of my ex-boyfriend (Meaning that your smile makes me think of  my ex-boyfriend);
  • Could you remind to your sister to come to the office tomorrow please? (Could you please recall this information to your sister´s mind? Could you tell her in order to make her remember it?)
  • Can you remind me of your name please? (Can you tell me your name again?).

Thanks for listening! That’s all for now!

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¡Ya sale el segundo video de nuestra profesora Addie!

Esta semana vamos a hablar de la diferencia entre  “can” y “could”.

Hello, this is English explained with Addie, I am Addie. I am here to help you with any of your English language curios, give you grammar and pronunciations tips and get you to your own way to become fluent in English. This video is about auxiliary verbs “can” and “could”, when and how to use them and couple of questions in the end to make sure that it is ok.

1. We use “can” to express an ability (to be able to do something).

Example: using “can” to express ability:

  • I can speak Spanish (Something that this person is able to do);
  • Can you reach the ceiling? (Is this person able to reach/ to touch the ceiling?);
  • I can bake cakes (This person is able to bake cakes).

2. We use “can” to ask for permission.

Example: using “can” to ask for permission:

  • Can I use your pencil (You are asking if this person will allow us to use this pencil);
  • Can I go home now? (You are asking for permission to be able to leave where you are to go home);
  • Can I change the channel? (You are asking everybody who is around you if it is ok if you change the channel)

3. We use “can” to make requests of suggestions.

Example: using “can” to make requests of suggestions:

  • Can I have a knife? (You are asking if it is possible for you to have a knife. You are not asking for permission, you are just asking: Can I have it?);
  • Can I have another piece of paper? (Is it possible?);
  • You can eat whatever you want (It’s a suggestion);
  • You can take the last slice of bread if you want (Another suggestion).

Now we are moving on to “could”. “Could” is the past form of “can”.

1. We can use it to describe an ability that someone had in the past.

Example: “could” describe an ability that someone had in the past:

  • I could cycle when I was young (This person was able to cycle in the past when he/she was young);
  • You could hear the lady shouting (Meaning that is was possible to hear the lady shouting. Maybe a neighbor in the next door was shouting and it was physically possible to hear her);
  • I could tell that she was exited (Meaning that it was visible and it was able to be seen that this person was exited, maybe from the smile on the face or maybe from the exited energy).

2. We can use “could” in auxiliary functions to express permission politely.

Example: often used in auxiliary functions to express permission politely:

  • Can I borrow your coat? (You are not really asking for permission, because it’s possible for you to do it. The question is does this person mind you doing it)
  • You could have my umbrella if you would like (You are making the suggestion or you are permitting them to have your umbrella)
  • Could I offer you a drink? (You are asking: Will you allow me to offer you a drink?)

3. We can use “could” to express possibility.

Example: using “could” to express possibility:

  • You could all come with me if you would like (Meaning that they can all come in the car and you could take them, you don’t mind, you are allowing it. It is a possibility);
  • They could play the game before they leave (There is enough time for everyone to play before they leave, it is possible. But it may happen or may not, it is a possibility);
  • Could he be lying? (Is it possible that this person could be lying?)
  • His hair color could be natural (It could be natural, but we are not definite, maybe it is not).

Now we are just going to have a quick test to have a look and see if you understood everything.

1. Just to confirm, ___ you come to my house tomorrow?

a) Can

b) Could

c) Are

Meaning that the person was asked before and now they are double checking if this person will go or not.

So, the answer is CAN. It is a conformation.

2. I ___ cook 5 different types of muffin.

a) Like

b) Can

c) Have

The answer is CAN. The reason is that it means I am able to cook 5 different types of muffin.

3. I ___ run really fast when I was young, but now I am very slow.

a) Can

b) Could

c) Will

“Can” will be in the present, “could” would suggest the past tense and “will” would suggest the future tense. So the answer here is COULD.

Thanks for listening! That’s all for now!

Si tienes alguna duda SOBRE NUESTROS CURSOS DE IDIOMAS O DE PROGRAMAS DEL TRABAJO, siempre estamos a tu disposición. Contacta con nuestros asesores llamando al 918281965 ó 963111471. También puede comunicar con nosotros a través del Skype aula_ingles. ¡Aprende inglés con Aula inglés!

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