martes, 31 de agosto de 2010
Sorry I haven´t written before, but I´ve been really busy with my end-of-term exams. Today is Sunday, the twenty eight of August. It is hot today. I am in the beach with Pepe and Paty my parents. We live in a fourth floor apartment in Tavernes de la Valldigna. It´s an building old without elevator.
My English to go from bad to worse. Because, I studied English seventh years ago, when I left school.
I wasn´t sure what to do, so I decided to take an opportunity to improve my English.
I am studing English now. I am writing, reading and watching the basic English. I was early getting up every day. I usually study English in the morning.
All the best.
viernes, 18 de junio de 2010
In our return we 'll go for 2 days to Italy where my aunt lives. I'm very enthusiast since long ago I haven't seen her long ago.
Mynex holidays will be the best of my life I hope. I need a lots of things to have a good time.
In August I will go to my village with all my family and all my friends.I like my village because have many things to do. At any moment I can go to the beach and visit La Coruña to do anything.
When I go there, my friends always hinvete me to have a drink. Also, there one thing that I dont like, my friends says that I look like Pique. He is an important player of Barcas team.
I hope this holiday will be very funny to me, also I will try get some money to do many sports.
English, as we all know, is considered as the universal language. It is spoken all over the world. However, you will also notice that people all over the world are using different types of English. Let’s take a closer look at these two popular types: UK and US English.
Even if both types of English are widely used, there are some differences that will be worth knowing to identify the type of English that you are using.
US English is what we know as the American English which is widely used in the United States. UK English, on the other hand, is known as the British English. Some also call it the BBC English since it is the English used by British reporters, and another name for it is the Queen’s English.
In terms of vocabulary, some words in US English may mean something different in UK English. For example, the word biscuit for the British means baked sweet or savoury cake that is hard when baked and softens over time; while in the US it is a quick bread served with savoury foods.
With regards to pronunciation, American English is more nasal. Stress is also another difference to consider. Just like in the word princess, British stress the second syllable while Americans stressed the first.
Grammar approach also poses some difference between the two. US English makes use of simple past tense in situations where British will use the present perfect tense. This sometimes creates confusion since the rules and use of grammar is different between the two.
Whether you prefer to use US or UK English, you have to familiarize yourself with how each one is used to ensure that messages are sent clearly.
1.US English is identified as American English while UK English is more popularly known as British English.
2.US English may stress a word on the first syllable while UK English will normally put stress on the second syllable.
3.US English adopts the –og on some word endings instead of the –ogue that UK English prefers.
4.US English make use of simple past tense in sentences while UK English will use present perfect tense.
I had notice the backs of his hands as they lay on his knees in the firelight and they had seemed rather white and dine; but seeing them now close to me, I realised that they were rather coarse - broad, with squat fingers. Strange to say, there were hairs in the centre of the palms. His nails were long and fine and cut to a sharp point.
-Today -That day
-This morning -That morning
-Tonight -That night
-Tomorrow -The nex day / The following day
-Yesterday -The day before / the previous night
-Last night -The night before / The previous night
-Next week -The following week
-Last week, etc -The previous week / The week before
Two weeks ago -Two weeks before that