miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017


AWAKE es un verbo irregular: Awake / Awoke / Awoken

I awoke suddenly due to a loud noise  = Me desperté de pronto debido a un fuerte ruido

Lo que pasa es que se suele usar mas el verbo compuesto (phrasal verb) WAKE UP

- I woke up suddenly due to a loud noise
- I woke up with a hangover  = Me desperté con una resaca


- Are you awake?   =  ¿Estás despierto?
- Stay awake = Mantente despierto
- You kept me awake all night with your snoring  = No me dejaste dormir toda la noche por tus ronquidos
- After drinking a coffee, I was wide awake  = Después de tomar un café, estaba totalmente despierto

Por tanto, se usa mucho WAKE UP
- Time to wake up  = hora de despertarse
- What time did you wake up?  =  ¿A que hora te despertaste?
- I woke up very late  = Me desperté muy tarde
- I hate waking up in the middle of a dream  =  Odio despertarme en medio de un sueño

Una expresión popular es:  "RISE AND SHINE"  = HORA DE LEVANTARSE
Otra expresión es: "WAKE UP WITH A START" Se usa cuando de pronto de despiertas por un susto o un ruido
I heard someone shout and I woke up with a start  = Oí alguien gritar y me desperté de pronto

Tambien se puede decir: WAKE + PRONOMBRE COMO OBJETO 
- Wake me up at 7.00  =  Despiértame a las siete
- Rememeber to wake your sister up at 6.00  =  Acuérdate de despertar a tu hermana a las seis
- Did you wake your father up?  = ¿Despertaste a tu padre?
- Don´t wake me up. I don´t have to go to work today  = No me despiertes. No tengo que ir al trabajo hoy.
Why didn´t you wake me up?  = ¿Porqué no me despertaste?
- Sorry to wake you up   =  Perdona por despertarte

Y recordar que otro verbo compuesto es GET UP y significa LEVANTARSE

- It´s not easy to get up early Monday morning  = No es facil levantarse temprano el lunes por la mañana


GET UP tambien significa levantarse del suelo o la calle
- Get up off the floor  = Levántante del suelo
- If you fall down, just get up  = Si te caes, simplemente levántate
- Can you help me get him up?  = ¿Me puedes ayudar a levantarle?

So, the question is why it´s so hard to WAKE UP IN THE MORNING....

Perhaps it´s just a mind problem! If one sleeps well, then it doesn´t matter what day it is.
If you wake up, then you´re not dead... and you should be happy to live another day and do whatever you have to do.
It doesn´t matter if have to go to work. Everyday is a different day.
Everyday is a good day to wake up, make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and start the day with energy and in a good mood, because it´s a NEW DAY.

It´s also better to go to bed at the same time every night.
Don´t eat too much and go to bed with a full stomach. If you eat a lot, wait at least two hours before going to bed.
If you go out, don´t get drunk or you will wake up with a hangover...and that´s really awful.
Don´t go to bed stressed or angry. 
Reading a little in bed can make you sleepy and turn off the brain.


hangover  = resaca
hard = duro / deficil
it doesn´t matter  = da igual
should  = debería
whatever  = lo que
it doesn´t matter  = no importa
good mood  = buen humor
too much  = demasiado
at least  = por lo menos
going to bed  = acostarse
go out  = salir
get drunk  = emborracharse
hangover  = resaca
awful  = horrible
make you sleepy  = te da sueño
turn off  = apagar

Here are some funny photos about waking up.

Neil Sedaka sings "Waking up is hard to do"


sábado, 4 de febrero de 2017

380. The Martians have landed (PART 2.)

The Martians have landed (PART 2)

The Martians have landed (PART 2)
My friends from Mars were happy. Everyone who rides motorcycles on Mars now has the leather motorcycle jacket which I had orginally bought for them.
They were very nice to me and took me with them back to their planet.
One day I had a walk with my dog enjoying the beautiful Martian landscape.
The Martians have landed (PART 2)
The next day, they gave me a motorcycle to try out. They love to ride this kind of bike (see the picture below).
Later after dinner and what I liked the most, they gave me super powers because I had been so nice to them.
It´s awesome what I can do.
For example, I can:
-          Travel with my bike all over the world and visit different galaxies
-          I am immortal and cannot be killed
-          I´m able to change things in the world which I don´t like
-          I can speak any kind of language
-          I can travel underwater in any sea and ocean
-          I can become invisible
My friends the Martians are very nice and friendly. They are probably the most advanced race in the cosmos.
They live in peace and enjoy life much more than Earth. Therefore, there are no wars and crimes.
When a Martian child is born, they are born with a special trait.
If a child likes music, they will be the best musicians in the world.
When they are 17 years old, they can come to Earth and become famous.
Elvis Presely was one of them. Now he´s back on Mars living another different life doing other things he likes.
One thing he really likes is riding his Harley motorcycle. He´s the big boss of the Space Travelers.
Elvis arranges very special tours anywhere in the world
The Martians love riding route 66, going to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon….and especially spending a week in Las Vegas, because Elvis is an expert.
The Martians have landed (PART 2)
Martian people don´t need to work. There are no politicans and no presidents.
They don´t need any money to live and don´t need to buy anything.
They have everything they need to be happy, so they simply enjoy life doing what they are born to do. Just live.
They can also choose to live wherever they want.
As they love water, many of them prefer to live in exotic places with beautiful beaches.
If you go to Malibu, Hawaii, Bali, Ibiza or Formentera, I´m sure you can meet a Martian there.
As a matter of fact, I´m in Formentera at the moment with my Earth motorcyle. Isn´t she a beauty?
The Martians have landed (PART 2)
It´s a fantastic island to ride a motocycle and go swimming or going underwater with my cycle in the transparent blue waters.  
Here I am riding a Martian motorcycle. I only use it when I´m traveling in space.
The Martians have landed (PART 2)

Back = de regreso
Landscape = paisaje
Try out  = probar
What I liked the most  = lo que me gustaba
Awesome = impresionante
I´m able = soy capaz
Any = cualquier
Friendly  = amistosos
Therefore  = por tanto
Trait  = rasgo
Arranges  =  organiza
Love = les encanta
Anything  = nada
Just  = solamente
Wherever  = a donde quieren
As = como
As a matter of fact  = de hecho
Beauty  = belleza

David Bowie sings "On Mars" 

martes, 31 de enero de 2017


Are you sleepy? = ¿Tienes sueño?

Ver: tema 149

Hay palabras como “sleepy”, el cual es un adjetivo, en español dices “Tienes”.
Pero....Nada que ver con el verbo “tener” = HAVE
No se puede decir, “Do you have sleepy”?


Se usa HAVE cuando posees o te afecto algo:



I HAVE a headache  =  Me duele la cabeza 

Se usa el verbo ser /estar:
-      Are you sleepy?
-      Are you hungry? = ¿Tienes hambre?
Mas adelante, daré mas ejemplos
So, the question is, “Are you sleepy”?
I´m sure it´s a very big problem with a lot of people. To have a good night´s sleep every night would be wonderful.

Now listen to me speaking in English using "Are you........?


There is a saying in English:

“Early to be early to rise, makes you healthy and wise” = Quien madruga Dios le ayuda

Perhaps, it might be true that if you go to bed early, and get up early, it could help you get a good night´s sleep.
If you have to get up early to go to work, it´s really necessary to sleep well. You don´t  want to be at work yawning and feeling tired all day because you slept bad, and only a few hours.

Something which is very important is to go to bed at that same time every night and also get up at the same time.
So, what can we do to sleep well?
Sometimes sleep has been called “The little death”
When we sleep our body and mind can be almost dead. At times we need to move our bodies in bed or get up to pee to make sure we´re still alive.
Other times we can be in our dream world. 
We need to sleep well to be feel good, be happy and have positive energy for the new day.

Here are some important things to remember in order to sleep well:
1.    Where we sleep is very important. Make sure that your bedroom is well-ventilated. Have your window a little open. This will also help you breathe better.
Your bedroom should not have so much light coming in through the                               window at night.
2    The mattress should be a little hard, and not so soft.
3    The pillow must be comfortable for your neck and not be very high.
4    Try to do some kind of exercise during the day or after work. It´s a good way to get rid of any kind of anxiety.
5    Have a light dinner and always two hours before going to bed.
6    Don´t drink so much coffee, especially in the late afternoon.
7    Try to sleep between six and eight hours.
8    Don´t go to bed angry or worried about something.
9    If you like to read in bed, try reading something that does not excite you or make you nervous.
1    Be careful if you use a tablet or an ebook when reading in bed. It´s light can have a negative effect on your brain and affect your sleep.

Como he explicado arriba de todo, hay ADJETIVOS en inglés que se usa el verbo ser/ estar, como “sleepy y hungry”…… pero hay mas:
Ejemplo con estas palabras:
I´m hungry  =  Tengo hambre
I´m cold    =  Tengo frío
She´s cold   =  Ella tiene frío
Are you hot?  =  ¿Tienes calor?
I´m very thirsty  Tengo mucha sed
I´m not thirsty   =  No tengo sed
I´m so hot           =  Tengo tanto calor
I´m not so hungry  =  No tengo tanta hambre
I´m sleepy  =  Tengo sueño
Are you sleepy?  =  ¿Tienes sueño?
How old are you?  =  ¿Cuantos años tienes?
I´m twenty seven years old  =  Tengo veinte y siete años
He´s jealous  = El tiene celos
I´m afraid  =  Tengo miedo


good night´s sleep  = dormir bien
saying  = dicho
might = puede que
early = pronto / temprano
get up  = levantarse
few = pocas
pee  = hacer pis
make sure  = asegúrate
mattress  = colchón
get rid of  = eliminar
light  = lijera
be careful  = ten cuidado


1. Tengo tanto sueño
2. Tenemos mucha hambre
3. ¿Tienes sed?
4. Tengo un dolor de cabeza todo el dia
5. Tengo miedo de volar
6. Cuanto años tiene tu hermano
7. Mi novio tiene muchos celos
8. Tienes tiempo para ayudarme?
9. Hace mucho frio en mi casa
10. Tienes frio?
11. No, tengo mucho calor
12. No tengo ni idea lo que me dices
13. Tengo mucha sed

Here´s a nice song called "I´m so sleepy"


Translation solution

1. I´m so sleepy
2. We´re very hungry
3. Are you thirsty?
4. I have a headache all day
5. I´m afraid of flying
6. How old is your brother?
7. My boyfriend is very jealous
8. Do you have time to help me?
9. It´s very cold in my house
10.Are you cold?
11.No, I´m very hot
12.I have no idea what you´re saying  
13. I´m very thirsty

jueves, 5 de enero de 2017

378. The Martians have landed (Part 1-)

The Martians have landed ( Part 1.)

The Martians scared the shit out of me and landed last week right in front of my very eyes.
I was walking in the street around four o´clock in the morning when I suddenly saw a bright light in the sky.
There were a few people who were also in that part of town, and I noticed they couldn´t move at all because a blue light was just above their heads.
I, on the other hand had a white light which was penetrating my entire body with pure star energy.
was able to move, even take a picture with my cell phone as I watched a beautiful enormous spaceship land fifty meters in front of me.
The Martians have landed ( Part 1.)
I thought I was dreaming. No way is this happening.
Nevertheless, I was in awe and I felt so good alive and full of energy.
My body began to move slowly elevating upwards in the air and moving in the direction of a light green light coming out from a door which had just opened.
The light made me move, go in and sit down in a cushion in the center of a glass floor.
My eyes were closed because the light was so bright.
I then realized that someone was talking to me in English.
“Hi Alan. It´s a pleasure to meet you. Don´t worry. We saw you walking in the street by yourself and you were thinking about how bright Venus was.
But, most importantly, we also noticed you were wearing a very nice dark brown leather jacket.
The Martians have landed ( Part 1.)
We want to know where you bought it? As we come from Mars, it´s pretty cold here, so we want to buy these leather jackets for the entire crew.
We are human like you, but of course we are far more superior as we have lived for millions of years.
We can travel all over any galaxy, but so far, Earth is the only place that sells the jacket you are wearing.
In Mars, people love to ride fantastic looking motorcycles. Here on Mars people can design their own custom motorbike, and they can go on land or fly in space.
The Martians have landed ( Part 1.)
We like your jacket because it looks like a motorcycle jacket. As soon as we have one, we can copy and make them for all our motorcycle riders on our planet.
We would like you to order for us 100 hundred jackets like yours.
We will give you a credit card so you can buy them. If you do us this favor, we have permission to give you special powers and make you immortal.
You will also be able to visit us anytime you want, and of course you will have the power to travel anywhere you want with your motorbike.
The Martians have landed ( Part 1.)
All you have to do is think about a place you want to go to, and in a blink of an eye you will arrive there with your motorcycle.
This way you can pay us a visit and come ride with us.”   

scared the shit  = me pegó un susto de miedo
landed = aterrizó
right  = justo
around  = sobre
suddenly = de pronto
at all  = en absoluto
on the other hand = por otra parte
was able  = pude
even = incluso
No way = de ninguna manera 
nevertheless  = no obstante
awe = pasmado
coming out  = saliendo
just = acababa
cushion  = cojín
realized = me di cuenta
noticed  = fijamos
as  = como
pretty  = bastante
crew = tripulacion
like  = como
far  = bastante
looks like  = se parece
as soon as = tan pronto que
order  = pedir
all you have to do  = lo unico que tienes que hacer
in a blink of an eye = en un abrir y cerrar de ojo
this way  = de esta manera 


David Bowie´s best song