Hello dear students!
Here is the information of what we saw last class along with some practice to help you study.
This week we saw:
- INFORMAL WORDS AND PHRASES.
- PHRASES WITH GET.
- THIRD CONDITIONAL.
While formal English is often used when writing papers for school, cover letters to apply for a job or e-mails and letters at work, informal English is mostly used with friends, children and relatives. You see it a lot in movies and songs, as well as the internet. Examples:
|GET IN TOUCH WITH||
Here is a useful link with some phrases and their meanings along with an online practice:
This is the link for the urban dictionary. It helps you know what some informal parases mean.
The gramatical form for wishes is the following:
|Wishes about states||WISH + PAST SIMPLE|
|Wishes about activities happening now||WISH + PAST CONTINUOUS|
|Wishes about abilities||WISH + COULD + INFINITIVE|
|Wishes about obligations||WISH + DIDN’T HAVE TO + INFINITIVE|
Parases with GET
GET can be used in a number of patterns and has a number of meanings.
TO GET + DIRECT OBJECT = TO OBTAIN, TO RECEIVE, TO BUY
TO GET + PLACE EXPRESSION = REACH, ARRIVE AT A PLACE
TO GET + ADJECTIVE = BECOME, SHOW A CHANGE OF STATE
TO GET + PREPOSITION/ADVERB = PHRASAL VERBS WITH VARIOUS MEANINGS
For more info go to this link: The verb TO GET
Talks about an event in the past, that never happened or will never happen.
It can also sound like a dream, a critic or regret.
If I had lived in Canada, I would have worked as an Architect.
Condicional Clause + Result
Result + Condicional Clause
CONDITIONAL OR IF CLAUSE: If + Past Perfect (had + past participle)
RESULT OR MAIN CLAUSE: would + have + past participle.
That’s all for this week.
See you next friday!
Prof. Maria J. Chaves
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Vicerrectoría de Docencia
Unidad Ejecutora: Escuela de Ciencias del Lenguaje
Programa CONARE-Fortalecimiento del Inglés (PFI)