miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

381. TME TO WAKE UP

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

AWAKE SE USA MAS COMO ADJETIVO

- 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
* NO SE DICE "TIME TO AWAKE"
- 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 "SLEEPHEAD"  = DORMILÓN







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....
ESPECIALLY MONDAY

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.



Vocabulary

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"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTB2Q3v6Zc





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)

Vocabulary
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"