Passive Voice – Exercise 1

1. Everyone here speaks Spanish. 

Spanish ________________ by everyone here.

2. James is writing the email. 

The letter ________________ by Tom.

3. When we came into the clinic the the doctor was treating the patients.

The patients ________________ by the doctor when we came into the clinic. 

4. When I came into the office they were interviewing her for the job. 

She ________________ for the job.  Continue reading

Speaking – Useful Phrases

Speaking- useful phrases

Comparing and Contrasting
Comparing: Contrasting:
In the same way

Similarly 

Be similar to

Not only… but also

Likewise

Like

As…as…

More/less than

Both/ as well/ also/ too

On the one/ other hand

Instead of

Rather than

Unlike

In contrast to

As opposed to

But/ however

While/ whereas

Although/ though/ even though

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Present Progressive – Lemon Tree

Used to speak about something that is happening:

(right) now / at the moment

temporarily

in the near future (someone is planning something)

Lemon Tree Song

“Lemon Tree”

I’m sitting here in the boring room 
It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon 
I’m wasting my time 
I got nothing to do 
I’m hanging around 
I’m waiting for you 
But nothing ever happens and I wonder 

I’m driving around in my car 
I’m driving too fast 
I’m driving too far 
I’d like to change my point of view 
I feel so lonely 
I’m waiting for you 
But nothing ever happens and I wonder  Continue reading

Common Unseen Text Words

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Practice the words on Quizlet

Words

increase

decrease

data

evidence

benefit

participants

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Conspiracy Theories

What’s a conspiracy?

A secret plan or agreement to carry out an illegal or harmful act, esp with political motivation; plot

Some Famous Conspiracy Theories

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Paul is Dead

“Paul is dead” is a conspiracy theory suggesting that Paul McCartney from the rock band Beatles, died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike.

The rumor was that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in London.  Continue reading

Conspiracy Theories

conspiracy

1. a secret plan or agreement to carry out an illegal or harmful act, esp with political motivation; plot

2. the act of making such plans in secret

Paul is Dead

“Paul is dead” is a conspiracy theory suggesting that Paul McCartney from the rock band Beatles, died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike.

The rumor was that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in London.

In September 1969, American college students published articles saying that they found clues in the Beatles’ lyrics and artwork that prove McCartney’s death. Within a few weeks the conspiracy had become an international phenomenon.  Continue reading

Speaking- useful phrases

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Speaking- useful phrases

Comparing: Contrasting:
In the same way

Similarly 

Be similar to

Not only… but also

Likewise

Like

As…as…

More/less than

Both/ as well/ also/ too

On the one/ other hand

Instead of

Rather than

Unlike

In contrast to

As opposed to

But/ however

While/ whereas

Although/ though/ even though

Continue reading