domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

A little writing


Well, I will try to say something now that I have learnt a lot of new words in English, although I can't remember each one. Trump is the president incoming. His campaign has been full of bigotry and racial harassment. What can we expect about his government? He is going to repeal Obamacare and that will make many people die. Which is why there are lots of americans that don't like him. As a result, some politicians won't be at the inauguration on Friday. Therefore, we can say that it's a difficult moment in USA's history. Trump is hipocritical and there are people in the country who think he is an embarassment.

More vocabulary


Reveal (demuestra, revela), awaits (espera a, espera con anticipación), response, self-righteous, a prospect (posibilidad futura), launch, take over (encargarse de algo),  duty, former, reckless (temerario), come along, properly, appoint, embarassment, to sign, come out, surround, threat (amenaza), recognize, incoming, to gain, deploy, input, attend (asistit), COMPREHENSIVE (a false friend!!) - UNDERSTANDING, network, to argue, argument, to confirm, surgeon, thoughts, hold on, hang on, rejection, disturb, public policy, standards, gorgeous, realize, approach, affordable, stream, steady, thick, guess, supose, jarring, reprise, repeat, attend, flow, approval, outstanding, point, flaw (defecto), submit to (rendirse a), surrender, go through, responsible, responsibility, measure, to notice, hard, call out, have our back, joke, oil, awkward, gather,

viernes, 13 de enero de 2017

That's interesting


I've just heard: "Over the coming weeks...". Well, up to now, I have used only "over the next weeks". So, from this moment on, I will use "over the coming weeks" too.

Pay attention to these expressions: UP TO NOW and FROM THIS MOMENT ON.

AS YOU KNOW

To afford


I can't afford a large house.

I can't afford that trip.

More vocabulary

decline, effort, broadcast, poverty, hugh, to notice, abject poverty, indeed, It does matter, to face, hold down, growth, slam, seek, drain, sink, behave, deserve, commitment, a remarkable thing, upset, remark, summarize, outline, even, ever, bring up, summary, briefing, out there, sparred, sparrow, to response, testy (irritable, malhumorado), lash out (attack verbally), disgrace, disgraceful, swear-sworn, loyal, expectation, mantle of responsability, yearbook, backbone, praise (elogio, elogiar, alabar), excellent, the finest (the mayor calidad), the whole world, fulfill (mantener una promesa, cumplir, consumar, realizar), incoming (entrante, que entra), neighbour, anxiety (ansiedad, preocupación, feeling of fear), scheduled (previsto, programado), sawnsong (última actuación, canto de cisne), afford. to defeat (vencer), the defeat (derrota), announcement, adverts, muddle, mess, cherry pick (escoger a gusto), civil servant, interface, surface, ensure, to found, founding, to establish, seriously, demonstration, to prove, to show, to demonstrate, protest, acknowledge, come out (salir de, aparecer, hacerse público), overwhelming, homeless, AS WELL, inner, indebted, flaw, defect, end up (terminar en), condescending, launch, hiss, courage, style, manner, brand, trademark, WILLING TO, standards,

jueves, 12 de enero de 2017

To make sure


He made sure they were all listening before starting to speak.
I have to make sure that I have locked the door.

Let me try...

I have to make sure that we are in the correct classroom.

martes, 10 de enero de 2017

Deeply understand

I've just heard this expression in English...

I deeply understand...

I like it, let me try...

I deeply understand how you feel about it.
I deeply understand the rights of poor people.
I deeply understand their beliefs.
In order to deeply understand what he is saying, we should read his book.

I'm delighted


From my point of view, a very useful expression in English is "I'm delighted", because you can use this expression instead of "I'm happy". You can also use I'M GLAD.

Another useful expression in B2 is "I can't stand..." instead of "I don't like".

lunes, 9 de enero de 2017

Take it into account


Today it's cloudy, I think that you should take it into account.

You should take these kids into account.

There are so many things to take into account.

domingo, 8 de enero de 2017

Instead of "very"


Prepositions


As you might...

As you might imagine, know, remember, expect... 

As you might imagine, I have many ideas for the future.

Therefore

Examples:

Therefore, we believe that human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception.
Therere, the challenges are both simple and very ambitious.
It is therefore more difficult to implement effective government controls and awareness campaigns among civil society.

Let me try...

-We should be at home tonight. Therefore, we are not responsible people.
-In the afternoon, there are a lot of birds surrounding that house. Therefore, you will be able to see them if you are near the house on five p.m.
-You can't walk by your own, therefore you have to use a wheelchair.

Above all else


Recently, I have learnt this useful expression: Above all else...

Ex.

Above all else, guard your heart.


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I take hugh satisfaction out of +ing...

I take hugh satisfaction out when I...

We have to pay attention to this phrasal verb: TAKE OUT

In this case, we use TAKE (Something) OUT

Ex:

"I take hugh satisfaction out of putting smiles on other people's faces".

Let me try...

I take hugh satisfaction out of helping homeless people.
I take hugh satisfaction out of recycling.
I take hugh satisfaction out of looking for presents to poor children on Christmas. 

Another similar expressions:

I get a lot of satisfaction from +ing...

I get a lot of satisfaction when I...

Over the last few months


I would like to start with the new vocabulary and expressions that I have learnt over the last few months, and others that I remember at this very moment.

Commit - cometer; Committed - comprometido; Commitment - compromiso; To be aware of - ser consciente de; Above all else - por encima de todo; To fix - arreglar; Statement - declaración; Claim - afirma, sostiene; Concern - preocupación, concerner; Remind - recordar; remain - permanecer; Whereas - mientras que; What's going on - qué está pasando, qué pasa; Honestly, Hopefully, Foreign language; Appointment - cita; Immediately, Certainly, Indeed, Once in a while, Although, It seems to me, to make decisions , definitely, therefore, I was wondering if, injured, sick, the most important thing is, whether, nor, awful, awkward, homeless, misleading, nightmare, As you get older, recognize, currently, Often, To focus on, supporter, broadcast, As always, Get over it, deny, exactly, disgusting, almost, performance, recently, humble, skills, feature, to involve, catalyzes, beyond, damages, to prevent, review, remind, guess, a mess, everlasting, repeal, refuse, reveal, target, devastastated, especific, specially, share,





From this moment on

Hi everybody!!

This is a blog to improve my English, I would like to write in English from this moment on because I think that writing in a foreign language is a good way to learn new expressions, new vocabulary, and to consolidate grammar structures in order to achieve a better use of that language, English in my case. I know there will be mistakes in these posts, maybe a lot of mistakes, but it's also something positive, isn't it? Can we learn another language without making mistakes? From my point of view that is not possible, so perhaps you'll find strange words or expressions in this blog. I mean, words that probably won't sound fine to you if you are a native speaker or even if you have a high level of English. So, first of all... I have to say I'm sorry! But I hope you'll be understanding.