domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2008

More Modal Verbs

Can I open the door?
Could they make cake?

Speculation, deduction and probability
Sonia may be at home, or perhaps at work.
John might be on the bus, his car is having problems-

Modal verbs

Obligation Must-Have to
You must pass your exam = You have to be pass your exam
I will have to wear a crash helmet to drive a motorcycle.

No obligation
Helen didn't need to work every day.

I need to study very hard to pass my exams.

In spain you mustn't drive on the left.

You work very hard. you should rest more.
Today is my mother birthday, I had better buy a present.

Ability and knowledge
Mary can speak italian.
She could drive three years ago

domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2008

-ED and -ING

These pages are interesting for practise with adjectives end in -ed and -ing.

Singular and plural

We use a plural noum for different things, like trousers, pyjamas, glasses, binoculars, scissors.
I left my pyjamas in Ibiza.
My sun glasses are broken.
My news trousers are reds.
Diferents noums haven diferents words for singular and plural. Foot-feet, tooth-teeth, man-men, woman-women, child-children, person-people.
The children go to school every day.
This child has blue eyes.
Many people go to work by bus.

Countables and uncountables

Countable noums can be singular and plural, and can use numbers.
Uncountable noums have only one form, and cannot use numbers.

I have seven sisters.
My mother has a cat and two dogs.
I read a paper every day.

She likes rice.
They drink a lot of coffee.
I bought paper to write a letter.

-ED and -ING

-ing adjectives are used to describe things, describes the feeling that something or somebody gives.
-ed adjectives are used to describe our feelings, describes the feeling of something or someone.

I am bored, the book is very boring.
The documentary is interesting.
Are you interested in the documentary?
I am satisfed with my new school.