viernes, 6 de octubre de 2017

388. Ejercicio de traducción: PREPOSICIONES AT / ON / IN

La mayoría de las preposiciones en este ejercicio son con:  AT / ON / IN

AL HABLAR EN INGLÉS, SIEMPRE HAY CONFUSIONES CON PREPOSICIONES, ESPECIALMENTE CON "AT / ON / IN. 
TAMBIÉN HAY FRASES HECHAS CON SU PREPOSICIÓN CORRESPONDIENTE








They are at work









1. LLegamos a tiempo para coger el tren
2. Gracias por tu ayuda
3. Estaremos en casa en una hora 
4. Te veo a las siete
5. Podemos quedar en el cine
6. Estoy en el trabajo en mi oficina
7. Vivo al final de la calle
8. Al final, nadie quería comer comida china
9. Te estaba esperando en la parada del autobús
10. No puedo hablar en este momento
11. Nos vamos a la playa
12. Tengo mucha prisa
13. A esta hora del dia, tengo mucho sueño
14. Estábamos al final de la cola
15. La reunión empieza a las diez en punto
16. Nos iremos al finales de Octubre
17. Había mucha gente en la calle 
18. No es tan fácil levantarse el lunes para ir al trabajo
19. Por fin es viernes
20. Por lo menos no hace viento
21. En ningún momento dije que quería ir 
22. De momento, no se que quiero hacer el sábado
23. Hizo mucho calor en Agosto
24. El cumpleaños de Carmen es el viente cinco de Diciembre
25. Llegue justo a tiempo
26. No puedes conducir a ciento ochenta kilómetros por hora
27. Mi madre se casó a los dieciocho años 
28. No me gusta conducir por la noche
29. Estamos en el pueblo
30. Carmen aun está acostada
31. Te veo en media hora
32. Nos vamos fuera por unos dias
33. Me voy en Diciembre
34. Vendrán a las ocho y media
35. Estoy en una reunión
36. Te llamo en unos minutos
37. ¿Estás enamorado
38. Antiguamente, había mucho menos trafico
39. ¿Que vas a hacer mientras tanto?
40. Entra y cierra la puerta
41. Mi jefe está de mal humor
42. No tengo ganas de salir esta noche
43. Hay que pagar en efectivo
44. ¿Te vas fuera el fin de semana?
45. Dentro de dos meses estaré casado
46. Nació en 1999
47. Salimos por la mañana
48. Estoy en camino. Llegaré en media hora
49. Te recogeré mas pronto, por si acaso
50. Tengo una cita el catorce de Diciembre
51. Vuelvo en diez minutos
52. Tengo que subir al tren
53. Estoy en la cocina
54. Te veo en el aeropuerto
55. Vivo en la costa este








Forever in love









56. Estoy en casa de Paula
57. Estoy constipada y acostada
58. Estoy en el medico
59. ¿Que te preocupa?
60. Pon la tele
61. Camino a casa encontré un cachorro en una caja
62. Pensándolo bien, prefiero ir en tren
63. No lo hice a propósito  

64. Mírame






She´s in the hospital









https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKV5HOVi0r4

Phill Collins sings: I´m on my way  = Estoy en camino




Solution
1. We arrived on time to catch the train
2. Thanks for your help
3. We´ll be at home in an hour 
4. See you at seven
5. We can meet at the cinema
6. I´m at work in my office
7. I live at the end of the street
8. In the end, nobody wanted to eat Chinese food
9. I was waiting for you at the bus stop
10. I can´t talk at this moment
11. We´re going to the beach
12. I´m in a big hurry
13. At this time of the day, I´m very sleepy
14. We were at the end of the line / queue  (Line AmE)  / Queue (BrE)
15. The meeting starts at ten on the dot
16. We´ll go at the end of October
17. There were a lot of people in the street
18. It´s not so easy getting up on Monday to go to work
19. It´s Friday at last
20. At least it isn´t windy
21. At no time did I say I wanted to go
22. At the moment, I don´t know what I want to do on Saturday
23. It was very hot in August
24. Carmen´s birthday is on December 25th
25. I arrived just in time
26. You can´t drive at one hundred eighty kilometers per hour
27. My mother got married at eighteen
28. I don´t like to drive at night
29. We´re in the village
30. Carmen´s still in bed
31. See you in half an hour
32. We´re going away for a few days
33. I´m going in December
34. They will come at eight thirty
35. I´m in a meeting
36. I´ll call you in a few minutes
37.  Are you in love?
38. In the old days, there was a lot less traffic
39. What are you going to do in the meantime?
40. Come in and close the door
41. My boss is in a bad mood
42. I´m not in the mood to go out tonight
43. You have to pay in cash
44. Are you going away at the weekend?
45. In two weeks time, I´ll be married
46. He was born in 1999
47. We´re leaving in the morning
48. I´m on my way. I´ll arrive in half an hour
49. I´ll pick you up earlier, just in case
50. I have an appointment on December fourteenth
51. I´ll be back in ten minutes
52. I have to get on the train
53. I´m in the kitchen
54. See you at the airport
55. I live on the east coast
56. I´m at Paula´s house
57. I have a cold and I´m in bed
58. I´m at the doctor´s office
59. What´s on your mind?
60. Turn on the T.V.
61. On my way home, I found a puppy in a box 
62. On second thoughts, I prefer to go by train 
63. I didn´t do it on purpose

64 Look at me




                                                      Wow! Look at this nice motorcycle

martes, 12 de septiembre de 2017

387. LOS VERBOS AUXILIARES CON LOS 9 TIEMPOS VERBALES

Cuando se estudia el inglés, siempre es complicado usar los VERBOS AUXILIARES, pero en realidad es fácil porque solo hay que pensar en que tiempo verbal quieres usar



                                                 Do you know what time the bus arrives?


ESTOS SON LOS VERBOS AUXILIARES:

AM / IS / ARE / WAS / WERE / DO / DOES / DID / HAVE / HAS / WILL / WOULD

NORMALMENTE SE USAN CON LOS VERBOS PRINCIPALES PARA FORMAR FRASES AFIRMATIVAS, NEGATIVAS Y INTERROGATIVAS CON LOS 9 TIEMPOS VERBALES



1. CON EL VERBO SER / ESTAR

   SE USA ESTOS AUXILAIRES: AM, IS, ARE, WAS, WERE

- I am very sleepy this morning  = Tengo mucho sueño esta mañana
- There is a lot of traffic  = Hay mucho trafico
- There are a lot of people  = Hay mucha gente
- There was an earthquake  = Hubo un terremoto
- There were a lot of motorcycles  = Habia muchas motos
- Is there any coffee?  = ¿Hay café?
Was there a lot of traffic?  = ¿Habia mucho trafico?
- Are there any apples?  = ¿Hay manzanas?
- Are you hungry?  = ¿Tienes hambre?
- Were you busy?  = ¿Estabas ocupado?
- Are you married? No, I´m not  = ¿Estas casado? No lo estoy
- Where are you from?  = ¿De donde eres?
- I wasn´t tired  = No estaba cansado
- Was your friend at the party? No, he wasn´t  = ¿Estaba tu amigo en la fiesta?
- Where were you? We were at the beach  = ¿Donde estabais? Estuvimos en la playa
- Are there a lot of people?  = ¿Hay mucha gente?
- Is it a nice hotel?  = ¿Es un hotel bonito?
- Is there a message for me?  No, there isn´t  = ¿Hay un mensaje para mi?


2. PRESENTE CONTINUO

SE USA EL VERBO SER / ESTAR + VERBO EN GERUNDIO:
"AM / IS / ARE"
- What are you doing?  = ¿Que estás haciendo?
- Are you watching television? No, I´m not  = ¿Estás viendo la tele? No
- We are studying for the exam  = Estamos estudiando para el examen
- What is Thomas doing?   =   ¿Que está haciendo Thomas?
- He´s painting my house   = Está pintando mi casa
- Is everyone eating?  = ¿Están todos comiendo?
- Are you sleeping?  = ¿Estás durmiendo?
- What is your boss doing?  = ¿Que está haciendo tu jefe
- Look. There is an old man crossing the road  = Mira. Hay un viejo cruzando la carretera
- There are a lot of children playing football  = Hay muchos niños jugando al futbol
- How long are you living in Boston?  = ¿Cuanto tiempo vives en Boston?


3. PASADO CONTINUO

SE USA "WAS Y WERE"
SE USA EL VERBO SER / ESTAR EN PASADO CON EL VERBO PRINCIPAL EN GERUNDIO
- I wasn´t listening to you  = No te escuchaba
- Were you sleeping?  No, I wasn´t  = ¿Estabas durmiendo? No
- Was Susan crying?  = ¿Estaba llorando Susan?
- We weren´t waiting a long time  = No estuvimos esperando mucho
- Were you getting nervous?  = Te estabas poniendo nerviosa
- I was working hard all day  = Estaba trabajando duro todo el dia
- We were driving all night  = Estuvimos conduciendo toda la noche

4. PRESENTE SIMPLE
   
SE USA "DO y DOES"
- Do you have a job?  Yes, I do  = ¿Tienes trabajo? Si que tengo
- Do you like it?  = ¿Te gusta?
- I don´t know  = No lo se
- We don´t go out a lot  =  No salimos mucho
- Andrea doesn´t have a car  = Andrea no tiene un coche

RECORDAR SE USA "DOES" PARA TERCERA PERSONA SINGULAR: HE / SHE / IT

- Does your sister speak English?  = ¿Tu hermana habla ingles?
- Susan doesn´t smoke  = Susan no fuma
- Does your boss give you a lot of work?  = ¿Tu jefe te da mucho trabajo?
- How much does it cost?  = ¿Cuanto cuesta?
- He doesn´t like his job because it´s boring  = No le gusta su trabajo porque es aburido

5. PASADO SIMPLE
   
SE USA "DID" PARA TODAS LAS PERSONAS EN SINGULAR Y EN PLURAL + EL    VERBO EN PRESENTE  
- Did you work this weekend?  = ¿Trabajastes este fin de semana?
- Did Maria go on vacation?  = ¿Se fue Maria de vacaciones?
- Did your parents get angry?  = ¿Se enfadaron tus padres?
- I didn´t repair my laptop yet  = Aun no he reparado mi portatil
- They didn´t say anything  = No dijeron nada
- We didn´t buy anything  = No compramos nada
- Did he sell his car? No, he didn´t  = ¿Vendió su coche? No

6. PRESENTE PERFECTO
   
SE USA "HAVE Y HAS"
   (ESTE TIEMPO VERBAL ES INGLES BRITÁNICO USANDO "HAVE O HAS")
   (EN INGLES AMERICANO SE USA EL PASADO SIMPLE USAANDO "DID")
Ingles Am = Did you see the movie?
Ingles Br =  Have you seen the film?
(El ingles Br es mas dificil porque tienes que saberte el participio pasado del verbo)
- Have you eaten?  = ¿Has comido?
- Has Susana gone to the beach?  = ¿Se ha ido Susana a la playa?
- Have they arrived?  = ¿Han llegado?
- He hasn´t slept well  = Ni ha dormido bien
- We haven´t seen Marcos  = No hemos visito a Marcos
- I haven´t done my homework  = No he hecho mis deberes

7. FUTURO SIMPLE

   
SE USA "WILL"
- We will arrive a little late  =  Llegaremos un poco tarde
- Will you work this weekend?  No, I won´t  = ¿Trabajarás este fin de semana? No
- Will it rain tomorrow? I think so  = ¿Lloverá mañana? Creo que si
- Will you pick me up at the airport?  = ¡Me recogerás en el aeropuerto?
- We won´t go out tonight  = No saldremos esta noche
- Why won´t to go to the party?  =  ¿Porqué no irás a la fiesta?
- Will your brother get better?  =  ¿Se mejorará tu hermano?
- I´ll call you later  = Te llamo mas tarde

8. FUTURO PLANEADO ( para algo que ya tienes planeado para hacer)
    
SE USA EL VERBO SER O ESTAR EN PRESENTE O EN PASADO + GOING  / GOING TO
- What are you going to this weekend? = ¿Que vas a hacer este fin de semana?
- I´m going to ride my motorcycle  = Voy a ir en moto
- Are you going alone?  = ¿Te vas solo?
- No, I´m going with some friends  =  No, voy a ir con unos amigos
- Is your sister going to buy a car?  = ¿Tu hermana se va a comprar un coche?
- We´re going to see a movie at the cinema tonight  = Vamos a ver una peli en el cine esta noche
- My uncle is going to sell his old motorcycle  = Mi tio va a vender su vieja moto
- What time are you going to leave?  = ¿A que hora vas a salir?
- I thought you were going away this weekend!  = Pensaba que te ibas fuera este fin de semana!

9. WOULD 
    
SE USA PARA WOULD + VERBO EN PRESENTE PARA FORMAR UNA FRASE CONDICIONAL. 
(SE PUEDE USAR WOULD PARA OFRECER ALGO) O PARA PEDIR ALGO
- Would you like a coffee?  = ¿Quieres un café?
- Would you like me to help you paint your bedroom?  = ¿Quieres que te ayude a pintar tu dormitorio?
- Would you be so kind and make me a coffee?  =  ¿Serias tan amable y me haces un café?
- Would you please take me to the airport?  = ¿Me llevas al aeropuerto por favor?

TAMBIEN SE USA WOULD PARA PEDIR ALGO

- Would you mind if I use your telefone?  = ¿Te importaria si usara tu telefono?
- Would  you mind taking me to the airport?  = ¿Te importaria llevarme al aeropuerto?
- Would you mind turning down the television?  = ¿Te importaria bajar la tele? 

Y SI USA WOULD + EL VERBO EN PRESENTE PARA FORMAR UNA FRASE CONDICIONAL  
- Where would you like to go on vacation?  = ¿Donde te gustaría ir de vacaciones?
- I would like to go to Greece  = Me gustaría ir a Grecia
- What would you do if you won the lottery  =  ¿Que harias se ganaras la loteria?
- I think I would travel  = Creo que viajaría
- Where would you like to go?   = ¿A donde te gustaría ir?
- Would you mind closing the door  = ¿Te importará cerrar la puerta?
- Would you travel a lot if you didn´t have to work?  = ¡Viajarías mucho si no tuvieras que trabajar?

*(Al USAR "MIND" = IMPORTAR, EL SIGUIENTE VERBO VA EN GERUNDIO)
- Would you mind calling later?  = ¿Te importaría llamar mas tarde?
- Would you mind going to the supermarket?  = ¿Te importaria ir al supermercado?
- I wouldn´t mind eating Japanese food tonight  = No me importaría comer comida japonesa esta noche


UN TEXTO USANDO LOS AUXILIARES (escúchame)




Hi Susan. How was your day?
Did you do anything interesting?
I went with my friends to the beach.
It was nice because it wasn´t so hot.
By the way, are you coming to the party?
I´m not sure if I will go?
I´m going to work this weekend and I have to get up early.
What do you do? I work in a big supermarket.
Do you like your job?
Yes, because I do a lot of things, the salary is good and I have a nice boss.
Does your boss sometimes get angry?
No, he´s a very calm person.
Next month I´m going on vacation.
Where are you going? I don´t know yet.
I was thinking of going to Greece.
Wow. I was also thinking of going to Greece!
Will it cost a lot of money? No, I don´t think so.
Would you like to come with me? Yes, I would
Have you been to Greece? No, I haven´t
I have always thought it would be nice to visit this counrty
How long do you want to be there?
Well, I was thinking around 10 days


Ejercicio

Poner el auxiliar correcto (ver solucion mas abajo)

1. ...............you waiting for me this morning? No I ................ .

2. I ..............very thirsty
3. .................there any coffee?
4. He................like his job because it´s boring
5. ...............you like her? Yes I ..............
6. .....................there a lot of people in the meeting?
7. ...................the boss in his office? No, he ............
8. ..................there enough time to catch the train?
9. There..................any milk (frase neg.)
10. ...................you go to the supermarket later?
11 ...................Susana angry? Yes, she.................
12. Where....................you going tomorrow?
13. ..................you eaten? Yes, I ....................
14. When..................they coming? I ...............know
15. Why.................Susana smoke so much?
16. ............you go to the dentist yesterday?
17. ...................you sleeping when I called you?
18. When..........your brother going to Germany?
19. There............a lot of traffic today
20. I .................waiting for you at the bus stop
21. .................you like a coffee?
22. ......................you interested in this job?
23. ................... you like to work in another country?
24. ............you mind closing the door?
25. Alex...............like British food (frase neg)
26. We................be on vacation for two weeks
27. We...............never been to Italy
28. How long...............you living in Spain?

Traducir estas frases al ingles usando los auxiliares correctos (ver solucion mas abajo?
1. ¿Que estas haciendo? Estoy pintando la cocina
2. Te estaba esperando en el restaurante
3. Porque no me llamastes? Estaba muy ocupado
4. No están en casa
5. Están de vacaciones
6. ¿Cuando te vas de vacaciones?
7. No lo se todavia
8. ¿Tienes tiempo para estudiar ingles?
9. No me compré el coche
10. Hay un problema con el ordenador
11. Habia mucho trafico
12. ¿Que vas hacer hoy?
13. Quizás me voy a la playa
14. ¿Hablaste con ellos?
15. Al final no fuimos al cine
16. ¿Has comido?  (hay dos formas para hacer la frase)
17. ¿Te vienes conmigo al cine?
18. ¿Me estabas llamando?
19. Estaba tu jefe enfadado?
20. No sabia que hacer
21. ¿Lo sabe el?
22. ¿Que hacéis?
22. Estamos limpiando la casa
23. Cuanto café bebes?
24. No me compré el portatil
25. Era muy caro
26. Estaré en casa todo el dia
27. ¿Cuanto tiempo estarás en Los Angeles?
28. ¿Te importaria llevarme al aeropuerto?


The Contours sing: "Do you love me"
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Muu7FxdCG4U




Respuestas del ejercicio
1. were / wasn´t  2. am  3. Is  4. doesn´t  5. Do / do  6. Are  7. Is / isn´t  8. Is  9. isn´t  10. Will
11. Is /is  12. are  13. Have / have  14. are / don´t  15. does  16. Did  17. were  18. is  19. is
20. was  21. Would  22. Are  23. Would  24. Would  25. doesn´t  26. will  27. have  28. are

Ejercicio de traducucion
1. What are you doing? I´m painting the kitchen
2. I was waiting for you at the restaurant
3. Why didn´t you call me?  I was very busy
4. They aren´t at home
5. They´re on vacation
6. When are going on vacation?
7. I don´t know yet
8. Do you have time to study English?
9. I didn´t buy the car
10.There´s a problem with the computer
11.There was a lot of traffic
12.What are you going to do today?
13.Perhaps I´ll go to the beach
14.Did you speak to them?
15.In the end we didn´t go to the cinema
16.Have you eaten?  / Did you eat?
17.Will you come with me to the cinema?
18.Were you calling me?
19.Was your boss angry?
20.I didn´t know what to do
21.Does he know?
22.What are you doing?
23.How much coffee do you drink?
24.I didn´t buy the laptop
25.It was very expensive
26.I´ll be at home all day
27.How long will you be in Los Angeles?
28.Would you mind taking me to the airport?

viernes, 26 de mayo de 2017

386. KNOW Y MEET

Estos dos verbos pueden traer confusión algunas veces.

Know es el verbo saber y conocer
Meet es el verbo conocer tambien...y allí el dilema....pero el uso de estos verbos es bastante diferente.

Se usa MEET cuando conoces a alguien por primera vez, y de allí la expresión

NICE TO MEET o NICE MEETING YOU o PLEASED TO MEET YOU  = ENCANTADO CONOCERTE

No se puede decir NICE TO KNOW YOU
-We are going to meet very important people  = Vamos a conocer gente muy importante
-I met my wife at the beach  = Conocí a mi mujer en la playa
-Where did you meet your boyfriend  = ¿Donde conociste a tu novio?
-By the way. Have you met our new employee?  = A proposito. ¿Has conocido a nuestro nuevo empleado?

MEET tambien se usa para reunirse o quedar con alguien o en un sitio o a una cierta hora
-We can meet in the center  = Podemos quedar en el centro
-We have to meet this week to check the report  = Tenemos que reunirnos esta semana para comprobar el informe
-Let´s meet at five o´clock  = Quedamos a las cinco
-Where can we meet?  = ¿Donde podemos quedar?
-How about meeting at the bar?  = ¿Que te parece quedar en el bar?
-We´ll meet you at the station  = Nos vemos en la estación

Como dije antes, KNOW es el verbo conocer y saber
-I know that girl  = Conozco a esa chica
-Do I know you from somewhere?  = ¿Te conozco de algun sitio?
-Of course you know me!  = Desde luego que me conoces
-I´ve known Susan since we were kids  = Conozco a Susan desde que eramos niños
-I didn´t know that  = No sabia eso
-What are you going to do? I don´t know  = ¿Que vas a hacer
-Do you know what you´re doing?  = ¿Sabes lo que haces
-We knew that you were working in China  =  Sabiamos que estabas trabajando en china


KNOW tambien se usa con los pronombres relativos HOW / WHAT / WHO / WHERE / WHOSE / WHY / WHEN + el verbo en infinitivo
-I don´t know how to change a tire  = No se como cambiar una rueda
-I wish I knew what to do  = Ojala supiera que hacer
-I don´t know who that man is  = No se quien es ese hombre
-They don´t know where to go tonight = No saben a donde ir esta noche
-I don´t know whose keys they are  = No se de quien son las llaves
-Nobody knows why she got so angry  = Nadie sabe porqué se enfadó tanto
-I don´t know when we´ll go on vacation  = No se cuando nos iremos de vacaciones

Exercise (see solution below)
Usar KNOW o MEET segun el contexto
1. I .......................her for a long time. I..............her when we were at school
2. I´m Andrew. Nice to..................you
3. We don´t..................where they live
4. Ok. Let´s.............at the pub
5. They...................each other at the beach
6. We................it would be a problem 
7. Where did you.................your boyfriend?
8. I .....................him in a concert
9. Do you................who that man is?
10. I think I................you from somewhere, but I can´t remeber where
11. We need to..................and talk the price
12. I don´t..................anything
13. Have you...............our new employee Alex?
14. I .......................you were going to say that!
15. I wish I.................what to do


Translate into English (see solution below)
1. No sabia que me estabas esperando
2. Sabes de quien es ese libro? 
3. Encantado conocerte
4. Sabia que ibas a venir
5. No sabemos que hacer
6. Podemos quedar a las nueve
7. ¿Sabes cambiar una rueda? 
8. Conozco a Maria desde que eramos niños
9. No me acuerdo donde le conocí
10. Sabia que sería un problema
11. ¿Sabes lo que haces?
12. No sabia que eras el jefe
13. No conozco a nadie
14. ¿Donde conociste a tu mujer?
15. ¿Que te parece quedar en un pub irlandes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy7ALgpBsG4

Listen to this video " I know what you did last summer"




Exercise solution

1. know / met  2. meet  3. know  4. meet  5.met  6. knew  7. meet  8. met  9. know
10. know  11. meet  12. know  13. met  14. knew  15. knew

Translation solution

1. I didn´t know you were waiting for me
2. Do you know whose book that is?
3. Nice to meet you / Nice meeting you
4. I knew you were going to come
5. We don´t know what to do
6. We can meet at nine
7. Do you know how to change a tire?
8. I know Maria since we were kids
9. I don´t remember where I met him
10. I knew it would be a problem 
11. Do you know what you´re doing?
12. I didn´t know you were the boss
13. I don´t know anyone
14. Where did you meet your wife?
15. How about meeting in an Irish pub?

Here´s a country song called " I met a girl"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iGMha5g_4A



jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

385. The Apple tree and the bird

Aqui, otra historia para leer y aprender vocabulario. 
Para mejorar tu ingles hay que:

Leer libros en ingles
Ver peliculas
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Trabajar en un pais donde se habla en inglés
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After flying around from one place to another without stopping, the bird saw an apple tree and rested on a branch.


The apple tree didn´t seem to be very happy today, so when it saw the bird resting on its branch, it said: “Don´t you have another place to sit on?”
The bird jumped with surprise and answered:

Relax, I just want to rest for a short while.
What´s the matter with you Mr. Apple tree?”
And the apple tree answered: “My life is boring. I´m always here stuck to the ground and I can´t move. I´m just here for birds like you or other animals to come and pick my fruit”

The bird listened very attentively and when the tree finally stopped complaining, the bird told the tree:
“I on the other hand, think otherwise. I believe that your existence makes more sense than others.

Since you were small, you grew up to simply generously give your fruit to others without asking anything in exchange.
There can´t be a more full and happy life than yours!,” the bird told the apple tree.
You might be right, but I would prefer to be a bird”, said the tree.

“Birds are very wise. You accept things as they are. It doesn´t matter if it´s sunny or rains…. you fly whenever and wherever you want.
Not like humans who are always waiting for something to happen….and if nothing happens, they get depressed

The moral in this story is:
Just like birds and trees, it´s always better to accept and be grateful to what life has to offer.
This will make us all be happier

Vocabulary
Branch  = rama
Seem  = parecía
Resting  = descansando
Relax  = tranquilo
Just  = solamente
For a short while  = un ratito
What´s the matter  = que te pasa
Stuck to the ground  = pegado a la tierra
Like  = como
Pick  = coger
Complaining  = quejandose
On the other hand  = por otra parte
Otherwise  = lo contrario
Makes  = tiene
Grew up  = creciste
Than  = que
You might be right  = puede que tengas razon
Wise = sabio
It doesn´t matter   = no importa
Whenever  = cuando quieras
Wherever  = donde quieras
Better  = mejor
Grateful  = agradecido

sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

384. Reading text:The Arrogant Lion

The mighty Lion woke up and felt like walking across his territory to have a look and see what was happening on his land.
He walked with his head held up high and roared very loudly so that everyone would know that the king and sole owner of the land had arrived to claim allegiance from everyone.



As the heat was rather stifling, the lion made its way to a nearby river to quench his thirst and of course not worrying at all that anyone would ever think of defying him.
While heading to the river, the lion came across a huge deadly cobra and asked it: 
“Tell me, who is the king of the jungle?”
“You without any doubt my master” answered the cobra as it began to flee as fast as it could in order to escape from the lion´s anger.

On arriving to the river, the lion saw a powerful twenty foot crocodile who was sleeping in a pool of muddy water.
The lion sacred the shit out of the crocodile and asked it: “Who is the king of the jungle?”.
Why the hell are you asking me that? You know very well that it´s you, my king”

The lion continued on his journey and saw that up ahead under a tree was the biggest elephant the lion had ever seen.


And of course the lion asked the elephant the same question.
Instead of pleasing the lion as the other animals had, the magnificent elephant wound its trunk around the mighty lion and threw him against a tree with a loud thump.
More surprised than hurt, the lion said; “Okay, I understand why you did that, but there´s no need to get so angry simply because you don´t know the answer”

The moral is that this often happens in everyday life.
There are people who are very arrogant. They think they are the cream of the crop and they believe that they are always right, but if someone thinks differently….. it´s always the other people who are wrong.

Vocabulary
Mighty  = poderoso
Woke up  = se despertó
Felt like  = le apetecia
Have a look = echar un vistazo
Head held up high  = cabeza bien alta
Roared = rugió
Allegiance  = lealtad
As = como
Rather stifling  = bastante sofocante
Quench  = saciar
At all  = en absoluto
Defying  = desafiar
Heading  = yendo hacia
Came across  = se cruzó
Flee  = huir
In order to  = para poder
Scared the hill = le pegó un susto de muerte
Why the hell = porque diablos
Wound = enroscó
Trunk = trompa
Threw him = lo lanzó
Thump = golpe
No need  = no hay necesidad
Get so angry  = enfadarse tanto
They are always right = siempre tienes la razón
Wrong   = equivocados
Moral  = moraleja
Cream of the crop  = creme de la creme 

The Tokens sing " The Lion sleeps tonight"