martes, 31 de agosto de 2010

To my English teacher

Hi Jesús:

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.

Oscar Alejandro.

viernes, 18 de junio de 2010

My Holiday This Summer

In July I will go away with my family for a week on vacations to Santo Domingo. We are flying and we are going to stay in the hotel Blue Day. There I will be able to enjoy the lonmg beaches and the fantastic crystel water that exist there. We will also know the Island by means of the excursions that the hotel will organize.

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.

On Holiday

My next holiday.
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.

Difference Between UK and US English

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.

A visit to Madrid

The Paseo de la Castellana crosses Madrid from North to South, and a certain area is also the name of the Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado. As it crosses Alcalá street, is the Cibeles square, where you can also see, on one side the imposing post office and the other the Casa de América. Alcalá forward will run into the Park del Buen Retiro. But if we follow the direction of the Paseo de Recoletos to the Atocha station, it crosses the Neptune square and give to the Paseo del Prado. Here begins the famous golden triangle axis or the arts. On one side of the walk, the Prado. Then the Botanic Garden, the other side of the street, the Thyssen Museum, and finally, up the street Atocha, The Museum Reina Sofía.

description of Dracula

His eyebrows were thick and bushy, almost meeting over his nose, which was long and thin. His mouth, partly hidden under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, whith sharp white teeth protruding over the lips. His ears were pale and the tops were extremely pointed; his chin was broad and strong and his cheeks firm but thin.
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.

Change of time

-Estilo directo -Estilo indirecto

-Here -There

-Now -Then

-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