lunes, 25 de mayo de 2015

226. Dialogos en inglés para el B1 y el B2

Recordar que hay 4 partes de los exámenes B1, B2, C1, C2
1. Reading comprehension
  2. Listening comprehension
3. Writing
  4. Speaking
 
Por tanto, leer libros en inglés para aprender y recordar vocabulario
Escuchar inglés en podcasts, películas o en la tele.
Hacer una redacción cada dia acerca de un tema
Practicar hablar con nativos en intercambios en coffee shops o un profe particular   
 
 

En la parte oral del examen B1 podrían ser estos temas:

1. Hobbies 

2. Holidays 

3. Career 

4. Home country = pais natal

5. Free time = tiempo libre

6. What kind of food do you like to eat 

7. Studies

En el nivel B1, tendrás que hablar en el Presente simple, presente continuo y quizás un poco en el pasado simple para ver si sabéis algunos verbos irregulares

Ejemplo: FREE TIME dialog


A. What do you like to do in your free time?
B. Well, I like to swim and ride my bicycle
A. What kind of bike do you have?
B. It´s a small folding bike
A. Why do you like riding your bicycle?
B. Because I like to ride in the countryside = (campo) or along the beach.
    For me it´s a good way to do exercise
A. And, where do you go swimming?
B. Well, there is a sports center near my house. They have a big swimming pool.
A. How often = (con que frecuencia) do you go swimming?
B. About twice or three times a week
A. Are there other things you like doing in your free time?
B. Oh yes, I forgot. I sing in a group
A. That´s interesting. What sort of music do you like to sing?
B. At the moment we are singing funk punk songs  

LO MAS IMPORTANTE ES ESTAR TRANQUILOS, RESPIRAR HONDO, ABRIR LA BOCA Y HABLAR EN INGLÉS...Y NO TE PREOCUPES SI VAS A HACER UN ERROR. ESO DA IGUAL. SIMPLEMENTE, SONREÍR Y SER TU MISMO


Aquí hay algunos dialogos para escuchar 













El ultimo dialogo es un B2. Realmente hay muy poca diferencia.



sábado, 23 de mayo de 2015

225. Frases para traducir al inglés 2.

Que tal os va? Poco a poco iré subiendo de nivel
Recomiendo que os apuntéis en un cuaderno o en una página excel una lista de vocabulario, frases hechas, expresiones y los verbos compuestos 


                                      Here is a video... Alan speaking in English
video


1. Te sugiero que no le digas nada
2. ¿Cuando fue la ultima vez que comimos juntos?
3. ¿Que te parece ir la playa donde un amigo mio tiene un restaurante?
4. No seas tan egoísta.
5. Que trabajo mas agotador!
6. El otro día llegue a casa hecho polvo
7. Que bien verte de nuevo
8. ¿Con que frecuencia juegas al tenis?  
9. Perdona por llegar tan tarde
10. Había un atasco
11. Deberías pedirle perdón
12. Mi coche se ha estropeado de nuevo
13. Me he dejado las luces encendidas
14. No vale la pena arreglar tu portátil
15. Has hecho el mismo error
16. Lo estamos pasando bomba
17. ¿Saliste anoche?
18. Me quedé en casa toda la noche porqué no tenia ganas de salir
19. Se cree gracioso, pero es un idiota
20. Hace mucho calor
21. ¿Nos bañamos en el río?
22. ¿Ya has terminado el libro?
23. Aun no. Aun me queda un poco
24. ¿Sabias que Juan se casa por fin con Ana después de tantos años viviendo juntos?
25. Acabo de recordar que no he dejado comida para el perro
26. ¿Se lo vas a decir a tu jefe? 
27. Volveré en media hora
28. No nos hemos visto en mucho tiempo
29. No hemos tenido ningún problema con ellos por ahora
30. ¿Que quieres decir?
31. Ha estado lloviendo toda la noche
32. Te veo preocupado
33. Para decirte la verdad, no me sorprende
34. Date prisa! El taxi va a llegar dentro de nada
35. ¿Donde nació Alex? 
36. Yo que tu no diría nada
37. No he salido del trabajo todavía
38. Cuando llegue a casa, me voy directamente a la cama
39. Creo que me estoy constipando
40. Que sorpresa verte bailando!
41. Si me lo hubieras dicho, te hubiera recogido
42. Puede que llueva esta noche
43. Lo sentimos mucho
44. Solía jugar al volibol cuando era mas joven
45. ¿Me haces un café? 
46. No olvides de poner la alarma
47. No pude llegar a tiempo 
48. Tenemos tiempo de sobra hasta que llegue el siguiente tren
49. ¿Pudiste terminar la carrera?
50. No me lo creo. Mira quien acaba de entrar
51. ¿Porqué te enfadas conmigo siempre?
52. No hace falta llegar tan pronto



I like this song by Patti Smith singing "Dancing barefoot" = Bailando descalza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcbuG2w0Kzo




She is benediction
She is addicted to thee
She is the root connection
She is connecting with he
Here I go and I don't know why
I flow so ceaselessly
Could it be he's taking over me
I'm dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
It makes me come up like some heroine
She is sublimation
She is the essence of thee
She is concentrating on
He who is chosen by she
Here I go when I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
Could it be he's taking over me
I'm dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music drags me in
Makes me come up like some heroine
She is recreation
She intoxicated by thee
She has the slow sensation that
He is levitating with she
Here I go when I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
'Til I lose my sense of gravity
I'm dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come up like some heroine
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
Oh God I fell for you
SONGWRITERSKRAL, IVAN / SMITH, PATTI LEE

Translation solution

1. I suugest you not to tell him anything
2. When was the last time we ate together?
3. How about going to the beach where a friend of mine has a restaurant
4. Don´t be so selfish
5. What a tiring job!
6. The other day I arrived home dog tired 
7. How nice to see you again
8. How often do you play tennis?
9. Sorry I´m late
10. There was a traffic jam
11. You should tell him your sorry
12. My car has broken down again
13. I´ve left the lights on
14. It´s no use repairing your laptop
15. You´ve made the same mistake
16. We´re having a great time
17. Did you go out last night?
18. I stayed home all night because I didn´t feel like going out
19. He thinks he´s funny, but he´s a dick
20. It´s very hot
21. Shall we have a swim in the river?
22. Have you already finished the book?
23. Not yet. I still have a little left
24. Did you know that Juan is finally getting married to Ana after so many years living together?
25. I´ve just remembered that I haven´t left any food for the dog
26. Are you going to tell your boss?
27. I´ll be back in half an hour
28. We haven´t seen each other in a long time
29. We haven´t had any problem with them so far
30. What do you mean?
31. It´s been raining all night
32. You look worried
33. To tell you the truth, I´m not surprised
34. Hurry up, The taxi is going to arrive in no time at all
35. Where was Alex born?
36. If I were you, I wouldn´t say anything
37. I haven´t left work yet
38. When I get home, I´m going straight to bed
39. I think I´m getting a cold
40. What a surprise to see you dancing!
41. If you had told me, I would have picked you up
42. It might rain tonight
43. We´re really sorry
44. I used to play volleyball when I was younger 
45. Will you make me a coffee?
46. Don´t forget to set the alarm
47. I wasn´t able to arrive on time
48. We have plenty of time until the next train arrives
49. Were you able to finish the race?
50. I don´t believe it! Look who just came in
51. Why do you always get angry with me?
52. There´s no need to arrive so early

miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015

224. Frases para traducir al inglés 1.

Recordar...que se mejora mucho el inglés traduciendo.
Hay que intentar pensar en inglés para poder hacer una construccion gramaticamente correcta.

Todos estos ejercicios, son buenos para aprender mas vocabulario, frases hechas y expresiones.
De esta forma, mejorarás tu inglés a la hora de practicarlo hablando y para llegar a tener por lo menos un B2 (intermedio alto), un C1 (avanzado)...y porque no, un C2 (Proficiency) 

Ver como las traduzco yo debajo de la cancion
Si tienes alguna pregunta.....simplemente preguntame

1. Hay demasiada gente en la fiesta
2. No se que hacer
3. Cuesta demasiado
4. Estaba demasiado cansado para conducir
5. Te llamo mas tarde
6. No me acuerdo de nada
7. ¿Lo sabe el?
8. Estoy buscando trabajo
9. Estoy todo el día en casa
10. Quizás me ire al extranjero
11. No hay tanto trabajo aquí
12. ¿Me estás tomando el pelo
13. ¿Sabías que tu jefe no sabe hablar inglés?
14. No tenia ni idea
15. ¿Que vas a hacer mañana por la noche?
16. No lo se. Aun lo estoy pensando
17. ¿Me puedes hacer un favor
18. ¿Me puedes comprar un libro cuando vayas a Londres?
19. Espero que no cueste demasiado
20. Te pagaré cuando vuelvas
21. Me apetece tomar una cerveza
22. Me iría contigo, pero no puedo
23. Ojala pudiera ayudarte
24. Espero que no llueva
25. No es tan fácil ahorrar dinero hoy en día
26. Te recojo a las nueve en punto
27. ¿Cuanto te costó el viaje?
28. Odio esperar en colas para comprar ropa
29. ¿Cuanta gente había en la fiesta?
30. Que sorpresa verte patinando!
31. Te llamo mas tarde
32. Tengo demasiado trabajo
33. Apenas puedo respirar con este calor sofocante
34. Te vas fuera unos días, no es así?
35. No me importa conducir
36. Tengo mucha hambre
37. Tengo miedo de volar
38. He bebido demasiado
39. ¿Me llevas a casa?
40. ¿Cuanto te gastas en ropa?
41. ¿En que estás pensando?
42. Voy al cine una en las mil
43. Porqué estás tan cabreado?
44. ¿Cuanto tiempo estudias inglés?
45. ¿Salímos esta noche?
46. ¿Te gustaría ir a una fiesta?
47. Me lo compré hace una semana
48. ¿Que pasa?
49. Me siento un poco mareado
50. Se puede aprender mucho inglés traduciendo
51. Si, tienes toda la razón
52. Haz un deseo antes de soplar las velas


Julia Stone sings "What´s wrong with me"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPOF4BC2SqM




Translation solution

1. There are too many people at the party
2. I don´t know what to do
3. It costs too much
4. I was too tired to drive
5. I´ll call you later
6. I don´t remember anything
7. Does he know?
8. I´m looking for work
9. I´m at home all day long 
10. Perhaps I´ll go abroad
11. There isn´t so much work here
12. Are you pulling my leg
13. Did you know that your boss can´t speak any English?
14. I had no idea
15. What are you going to do tomorrow night?
16. I don´t know. I´m still thinking about it
17. Can you do me a favor?
18. Can you buy me a book when you go to London?
19. I hope it doesn´t cost too much
20. I´ll pay you when you come back
21. I feel like having a beer
22. I would go with you, but I can´t
23. I wish I could help you
24. I hope it doesn´t rain
25. It´s not so easy to save money nowadays
26. I´ll pick you up at nine o´clock sharp
27. How much did the trip cost you?
28. I hate waiting in lines to buy clothes
29. How many people were there at the party?
30. What a surprise to see you skating!
31. I´ll call you later
32. I have too much work 
33. I can hardly breathe with this suffocating heat
34. You´re going away for a few days, aren´t you?
35. I don´t mind driving
36. I´m very hungry
37. I´m afraid of flying
38. I´ve drunk too much
39. Will you take me home?
40. How much do you spend on clothes?
41. What are you thinking about?
42. I go to the movies once in a blue moon
43. Why are you so upset / pissed off (coloquial)
44. How long are you studying English?
45. Shall we go out tonight?
46. Would you like to go to a party?
47. I bought it a week ago
48. What´s wrong?
49. I feel a bit dizzy
50. You can learn a lot of English by translating
51. Yes, you´re absolutely right
52. Make a wish before blowing out the candles






domingo, 17 de mayo de 2015

223. "HEAT WAVE"

On Wednesday, May 13th 2015, the temperature in the center of Valencia, Spain reached 50 degrees C. Holy shit!!!



And this was only one day. Imagine if there´s a HEAT WAVE which lasts several days or a week. 

How much heat can a human being stand before suffering from heat stroke?
If you live in a warm climate where temperatures can go up very high, people can suffer from hiperthemia.
The normal body temperature for people is 36 or 37 degrees C.
People will suffer from heat stroke when the body temperature is higher than 41 degrees C.


Hiperthermia is a heat related illness. The most severe form of hyperthemia is heat stroke.
This happens when the body can no longer regulate its internal temperature.

The blood seems to boil and the brain says, “It´s so fucking hot”?
Children and people over 65 years old are very vulnerable to this high heat.



If you start feeling dizzy, you get red, disorientated, sweating, the heart starts beating faster, headaches, convulsions, cramps and begin to lose consciousness, you need urgent help.
When you start feeling these symptoms you had better find a cool place with air conditioning, lie down with the legs raised to improve circulation, drink a lot of water, put some cold bags with ice on your head and body.  
Avoid going to the beach when the sun is so hot and when you could probably fry on egg on your back.

And of course, don´t do any kind of exercise during the middle of the day when it´s so very hot.
That is simply…looking for trouble.


Vocabulary

Holy shit = Dios mio
Heat wave = ola de calor
Lasts = dura
Stand = suportar
Warm = calido
Go up = subir
Illness = enfermedad
No longer = ya no puede
Seems = parece
Boil = hervir
Brain  = cerebro
It´s so fucking hot  = hace un calor de muerte
Over  = mas de
Dizzy = mareado
Get  = pones
Beating = latiendo
Headaches = dolores de cabeza
Had better = sería mejor
Cool  = fresco
Lie down = tumbarse
Improve = mejorar
Could  = podría
Fry = freir
Back = espalda
Of course = por supuesto
Kind = tipo / clase
Looking for trouble = buscando problemas
So very = tanto



Here is a video in English explaining what happens when you begin to suffer from heat stroke.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpHM4DfPZQU


And, here´s another video called "I´m so hot"  = Tengo tanto calor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-kzdR93bqw


Just remember...keep yourself cool and drink plenty of water

Or simply sit in the water

Or even better....floating in crystal clear water in the sea

And of course.....eating ice-creams


viernes, 8 de mayo de 2015

222. Angels
















The word "Angel" means messenger of God.
As messengers of God, they carry prayers and messages between the Creator and the created(us).
Guardian Angels are heavenly spirits which watch over us during our lives.
Angels are pure intellects that don´t have a physical form.
Angels may appear to have gender in artwork, but that is just symbolism which makes it easier for people to think about them.
They have no visible or physical form.
They are beings of divine light.  

Everyone has a Guardian Angel. 
This angel is always with you since birth.
It protects you in many ways.
It doesn´t matter whether you´re a believer or a skeptic, because the Angels believe in you.
They see your inner light, they know your true talents, and they know you have an important mission in your life. 
They want to help you with everything. 
People who regularly contact their angels, say they experience a great improvement in their lives.


Here is a true incident that happened 17 years ago.
A three year little old girl was walking ahead of her mother and father to go to the beach.
Her father suddenly realized that a bus was passing along a bus lane very fast.
It was a frightening moment. The father didn´t have time to react because it was happening so fast.
No!!!!!........the father screamed to himself.
But, at the last moment, the little girl simply stopped, as the bus went speeding by.

The father and mother were in complete shock. They were not the same people for a long time after that incident.
They knew deep down that the little girl´s Guardian Angel was watching over her and stopped her from crossing the street and being run over.
Just the thought of what could have happened makes the father and mother need to say a silent prayer to God and the Guardian Angel giving thanks for saving their little girl.

I have read that guardian angels are sometimes confused with spirit guides.
It is a loving being who has lived upon the earth in human form.
This person has received special training in the afterlife about how to become a spirit guide for people.
The spirit guide is there to give you general advice, comfort, and at time times, warning and protection.
Most spirit guides can be deceased loved ones, such as grandparents, beloved friends or parents.
The Torah and the Bible say in Psalm 91:11 that God will command his angels to protect you all the time.


It may be possible to invite angels into your life by praying whenever you are facing a difficult or even dangerous situation.
A lot of people believe that Guardian Angels are especially close to children because children don´t know as much as adults do about how to protect themselves from dangers.
A famous passage in the Bible about children´s guardian angels is in Matthew 18:10.
Jesus Christ tells his disciples, “See that you don not despise one of these little ones. 
I say to you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven



In I Corinthians 3:16, the Bible says, “Do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?”Therefore, the Holy Spirit within us could very well be our Guardian Angel. 
It is The Spirit of God. The Spirit of Life.
So, do you believe in Angels?





I like this song by Robbie Williams called "Angels"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_SBJlfawNM



Vocabulary

Watch over  = vigilan / Gender  = sex / Beings = seres / Ways = maneras  / Whether  = si Improvement  =  mejora  / Happened = ocurió / Ago = hace  / Ahead =  por delante
Realized = dio cuenta  / Along = por  / Lane  = carril  / Frightening = aterrador
Screamed  =  gritó  /  Speeding by = pasando a toda pastilla  /  Deep down = en el fondo del corazón  /  Watching over = vigilando  /  Run over  = atropellada  / Just the thought  = solo pensar  /  Could = podría  / Upon = sobre  / Training = entrenamiento /Afterlife = del mas allá Become = se convierte  /  Warning = aviso  /  Most = la mayoria  /  Deceased = difunto
Beloved = ser querido  / May = puede que  /  Praying = rezando  /  Facing = afrontando
Close = cercano  /  As much as = tanto como  /  Despise = despreciar  /  Therefore  = por tanto  /  Within  = dentro de