I don´t want to miss a thing

Publicado: 22 enero, 2014 en Listening

1. Listen to this song and fill the gaps. This song is Armageddon’s soundtrack and it was performed by Aerosmith.

Enjoy the listening!!!!

I DON´T WANT TO MISS A THING

I ………….   ………………. awake just to hear you ………………..
……………. you …………….. while …………..   …………  …………………..
………………  you’re far ……………….  and ………………
I …………….. spend ……….   …………………  in this ……………… surrender
I ……………………  stay …………………. in this moment …………………
……………………… every …………………..  spent with ………………. is a …………………. I treasure

Don’t ……………  to ……………..  my …………………
I don’t …………….   to ………………  asleep
……………..  I’d miss you babe
And I …………………..  want to ………………   a ………………
Cause ……………..    when I ………………   of ……………
The ……………….  dream will ………………. do
I’d ………………….  ………………………. you babe
And I ……………….. want to ……………………. a thing

…………. close to ………….  ………………. your ……………….. beating
And I’m ……………….  what you’re ……………………
…………………. if it’s ………………. you’re ………………..
Then I ………………. your ……………………
And …………….  God …………… ………………………
I …………. …………………… to stay …………….. you in ……………….. ……………………… forever
Forever and ever

I …………….  …………….   …………  …………………….  my ……………..
I don’t ……………… to ………………         ………………..
Cause I’d miss you babe
And I don’t want to miss a thing
Cause ………………….  when I ………………….. of you
The ……………………….  dream will ………………….. do
I’d …………….. ………………..  you babe
And I don’t want to miss a thing

I don’t want to …………………  ………..   …………………
I don’t …………………..  to ……………….  one …………..
I …………..  ………….  ……….. …………    …………………..   …………………….
……………..  here …………………. you, just like this
I just ……………… to …………………… you …………………
……………… your …………………… so ……………………. to mine
And ……………….  …………………  here in this ……………………
For all the …………………….. of time Yeah yeah yeah

I ……………..  …………………. to ……………….. …………. ……………..
I don’t …………………  to fall asleep
…………………..  I’d ……………..  ………………… ………………..
And I …………………. want to miss a thing
Cause ……………….  when I ………………..  of you
The ………………….. dream …………………….. never do
I’d still miss you babe
And I don’t want to miss a thing

I Don’t …………….. to …………….. my …………………..
I …………  ………………… to ……………  …………………..
Cause I’d miss you babe
And I ……………. want to ……………. a thing
Cause …………………. when I ……………………………….. of ……………
The ………………..   …………………………   will ………….. do
I’d still miss you babe
And I …………..  want to ………………. a thing

Don’t …………………… to close my …………….
I …………………… ………………. ……………… …………………… ………………..
And I don’t…………………. to miss a thing

The Passive Voice

Publicado: 20 enero, 2014 en Grammar

                                                         The Passive Voice

 It is used in a variety of contexts. The passive voice is used when the agent is unimportant, unknown or clear. We place the object at the beginning of the sentence and the focus of interest changes.

Ex:  They stole my bike.                 Mi bike was stolen (by them).

As it can be seen here the object of the active sentence works as a subject in the passive.

 

Form: Verb to be (in the tense of the active) + past participle

They are opening the box. (present Continuous)

Subject                   Object

 

The box is being opened by them. (Passive Sentence).

Subject                                 agent

– Transitive and intransitive verbs:

a. Verbs with an object (transitive verbs) can be made passive.

      They sent the letter.               The letter was sent.

b. Verbs with direct and indirect objects can be made passive in two ways.

They sent me the letter.                        I was sent the letter / The letter was sent to me.

 

– Have/ get something done

      When someone does some work for us, we can use have something done.

             Ex: I am having my hair cut this afternoon.

   The same construction can describe bad luck cause by an unspecified person.

                        I had my car stolen last week.

 Get: Can suggest managing to do something difficult.

      It was difficult but we got the painting done in the end. 

As long as you love me!

Publicado: 21 noviembre, 2013 en Listening

Old times come to my mind so I leave you songs that I used to listen when I was a teenager. Good memories!

    Click here:  AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME

Although ………………… has always …………….a ………….. of mine
I’m …………… my life in your …………
…………… say I’m ………….. and that I ……….. blind
Risking it …………. in a glance
And how …………  …………….  me …………… is still a mystery
I can’t …………… you out of ………….. …………..
Don’t ……………  what is ………….  in your ……………
As …………. as you’re ………… with ………..

I don’t ……… who you ……….
…………. you’re from
What you …………
As ………… as you …………. me
Who ………….. are
Where you’re from
Don’t …………. what you ………..
As …………. as you ………… me

Every ……………….  …………………  that you have ………….. and …………..
……………… like it’s deep within me
Doesn’t really ………….. if you’re on the run
It seems ………………  we’re …………. to be

I don’t care ………………… you are (who you are)

……………….  you’re from (where you’re from)
……………… you did
As …………….. as you …………….. me (I don’t know)
…………………. you are (who you are)
………………. you’re from (where you’re from)
Don’t …………… what you ………….
As long as you love me (yeah)

I’ve ………….. to ……………… it so that no ………………. knows
But I guess it ……………….
………….. you …………..  into my ………..
What you did and where you’re comin from
I …………….  ………………. , as long as you love me, ………….

…………… ………… ……………. ………….. ………… ………….. (who you are)
Where ……………. ………………  (where you’re from)
…………. ………….. …………
As long as you love me (as long as you love me)
………… …………… …………. (………. …………. ………….. )
Where ……………. from (where ………….  from)
Don’t …………………  what you ……………  (yeah)
As ……………..  as you …………….. me (as ……………  as you …………….. me)
Who you are (who you are)
………………. ……………. ……………..
What you did
As long as you love me
Who you are (who you are)
Where you’re from (where you’re from)
…… ………… ………… ………….. ………….. …………
Who you are
As long as you love me
What you did (I don’t care)
As long as you love me

Participle Clauses

Publicado: 23 octubre, 2013 en Exercises, Grammar

 

They are used after a noun in the same way as relative clauses. Participle clauses give more information about the noun. (participle present verb+ing)

Ex: The woman eating pasta is a friend of mine. (The woman who is eating pasta is a friend of mine).

We often use the -ing form (gerund) after conjunctions and prepositions (after, before, when, since, once, without, in spite of…)

 

Activity:

1. He collected the parcel, but then he realised it was the wrong one.

After…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

2. My friends left the building but first they checked the door was closed.

Before ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

3. We were parking our car when we noticed the wing-mirror was broken.

While ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

4. I cleaned the house but then I fell asleep on the sofa.

After……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

5. He bought a new fridge but first he checked all the prices.

Before ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Just give me a reason

Publicado: 21 octubre, 2013 en Listening

Listen to this song and try to fill the gaps.

 

Right ………………. the …………………….

You ………………. a thief

You ………………   ………….      …………………..

And I your willing …………………..

I let you ……………… the parts of  …………..

That ………………… all that ……………….

And with every …………………….. you ………………….. them

 

Now you’ve ……………….  …………………….  in your ………………….., oh, oh

Things you …………………………  ………………..   ……………..  …………………, oh, oh

……………….. …………… that you’ve had ……………………. 

Of …………….   …………………… , our love

 

…………………..  give me a ……………………

Just a ………………………. bit’s enough

Just a ……………………..  we’re not ………………………  just ……………………… 

And we ……………..    …………………..   to ……………………..  again

It’s in the …………………… 

It’s ………………….   ………………………..   in the scars on our ……………………… 

We’re not …………………..  just ……………………

And we can …………………..  to ……………………. again

 

I’m sorry I ………………….  ………………………..

Where ………….  of this is ………………………….  from

I ………………..  that we were ……………..

(Oh, we had everything)

Your ……………………..  is ……………………  wild again

My dear we ……………………..  have everythin’

And it’s all in your ……………………..

(Yeah, but this is happenin’)

 

You’ve been …………………….  real ………………   ………………………….. , oh, oh

You used to lie ……..    …………………….  to …………….., oh, oh

There’s nothing ……………………..  than ………………………..  ……………………..

Between our love, our love

Oh, our love, our love

 

……………..  …………….  …………  …………   ……………………

Just a little ……………..’…….. enough

Just a …………………….  we’re not …………………….  just ……………………

And we can …………………… to …………………….  ……………………..

I ……………………  …………………….

You’re still ………………………  in the scars on my …………………

You’re not ………………….  just ………………

And ……………..  can ……………….  to ………………………  again

 

Oh, tear ducts can rust

I’ll …………………..  it for …………………

We’re …………………………..  dust

But our love’s enough

You’re …………………………..  it …………

You’re pouring a drink

No nothing …………..  ……………..  ………………… ………………. it seems

We’ll come clean

 

……………….. ………………….  …………….  …………..  ……………………………….

Just a little ……………………… enough

Just a ……………………   we’re not ………………………… just bent

And we can ………………………..  to love ……………………

It’s in the ……………………

It’s …………………….   …………………………  in the scars on our hearts

That we’re not broken just bent

And we can learn to love again

 

………………..  …………………  ………………   ……………………………

Just a …………………..  ……………………….  enough

Just a …………………  we’re not ………………………. just ……………..

And we can …………………… to …………………. again

It’s in the stars

It’s been …………………….   in the scars on our hearts

That we’re not ……………….  just …………………….

And we can learn to love again

 

Oh, we ……………. ………………… …………….. ………………. …………………….

Oh, we can ……………………….  to love …………………..

Oh, oh, that we’re not broken just bent

And we can learn to love again

The Story of a Town

Publicado: 16 octubre, 2013 en Exercises

1. Read the following text. There is an unnecessary word in most lines. Find them and correct the mistakes.

                                            Cambridge

Cambridge was important long before the University has existed. In the                  ……………….

first century BC an Iron Age tribe built a settlemente on what is now known          ……………….

Castle Hill. This site was taken over by the Romans around 40 AD;                              ……………….

  the Saxons had followed, then the Normans under William The Conqueror,         ……………….

who he raised a castle on a steep mound as a base for fighting the Saxon               ………………

rebels at Ely. The earthworks of William’s castle are still stand, and                             ………………

Ely Cathedral is visible from the top on a clear day.                                                           ………………

The first scholars dindn’t there arrive until 1209, and another 75 years                     ………………

passed before Hugh de Balsham founded Peterhouse, the first college. Five          ……………..

more colleges were being established in the first half of the 14th century,               ………………

then another ten during the 15th and16th centuries were.                                         ………………

Heny VI took off nearly a quarter of the medieval city for King’s                                 ………………

College; after Henry VIII united two existing colleges to make Trinity                       ………………

  grand enough to rival Christ Church in Oxford. But these wome didn’t have      ………………

  a proper college building until Girton was first founded in 1869.                            ………………

 

Mistakes: Has, known, Correct, had, he, are, correct, there, correct, being, were, off, after, these, first

If you want to send me your answers or your doubts, you can send an eamil to the following address:

learning.english.lidibre@gmail.com

 

MODAL VERBS

Publicado: 9 abril, 2013 en Grammar

 MODAL VERBS

Must and HAVE TO: MUST: It is personal. 

OBLIGATION. The past form of must is “had to” and the negative is “wasn´t or weren´t allowed to”.  Ex: We mustn´t talk during the exam.

MUSTN´T: prohibition.  “you mustn’t smoke in the restaurant”.

CERTAINTY. The past for deduction is “must+ have+ past participle” and the furute is “ must be going to+ infinitive”

Ex:  That must be John coming up the stairs.

The flight is late; the heavy rain must have caused delays.

They bought lots of paint, they must be going to decorate.

ADVICE. (must/ mustn´t)

 Ex: You must stop smoking.

HAVE TO: impersonal ( we use it to talk about facts not our personal feelings)

OBLIGATION:  You have to wear uniform (It is a rule)

Negative: don´t have to. It is important to bear in mind that “don´t have to” means lack of obligation ( you can do it or not)

Ex: You don´t have to bring your laptops. (But if you want you can do it).

 

OUGHT TO AND SHOULD They are used to say that something seems likely because it is logical or normal. Ex: It is six o´clock. He ought/ should be in the office.ADVICE OR SUGGEST THAT SOMETHING IS A GOOD IDEA.

Ex: You ought to/ should tell her how you feel.

 

WEAK OBLIGATION.

Ex: People should/ ought to wait in the queue.

NECESSITY

Ex: Sports clothes should be light and allow you to move easily.

The negative forms are: ought not / oughtn’t

Should not / shouldn´t

The past form are: Ought to/ should + have+ past participle

Ex: You ought to have/ should have let us Know you were living there.

Will and Would:
  • To make polite invitations and request.

Ex:  Will/ would you sit there please?

–          Will and won´t describe habits and characteristic behavior in the present. Ex: He will watch TV all evening.

–          Would and wouldn´t are used to talk about past habits and characteristics. Ex; Every morning she would seit in the garden reading her newspaper.

Activity:

Complete the sentences below using the modals in the box

Must       mustn´t                   must have                   ought to        shall              shouldshouldn´t have          should have                     will                  would

Ex: Shall I carry some of your heavy bags for you?

a. All pupils …………………………………… wear school uniform at all times in school and on their way to and from school.

b. We are going to be doing a lot of hill-walking and so you ……………………………………… bring strong outdoor shoes.

c. I wonder where they can be. They ……………………………….. been here by now. They ………………………… missed their train.

d. After school we used to go to the sweet shop on the corner where everyone ……………………………. By a penny’s worth of sweets or liquorice.

e. You ………………………………… smoke in the garage forecourt.

f. He´s always late for work. He …………………………………….. catch an earlier train.

g. …………………………… you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband?

h. Jo looked very upset. You ……………………… criticized her in public like that.