Author Archives: Sara Vergel

What Would You Do If…?

What Would You Do? is an American television programme broadcast on ABC since 2009. The show is about setting up everyday scenarios and then capturing people’s reactions.  Often people speculate on how they might act in a difficult situation, but … Continue reading

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Some more Exercises on Conditionals

The following expressions can be used instead of IF: Result Condition Provided/ providing that I would stop working provided that I won enough money As long as I would work on Saturday as long as you paid me extra Even … Continue reading

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Mixed conditionals

Unreal conditionals (type II + III) sometimes can be mixed, that is, the time reference of the if clause may be different from the one of the main clause. Past –> Present If I had taken an aspirin, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Conditionals Quick Revision

“If I do my homework, I’ll get good grades. If I get good grades, you’ll send me to university. If I go to university, I’ll graduate and get a job. If I get a job, I might get fired. If … Continue reading

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Crime: vocabulary and debates

Have your ever been the victim of a crime? Have you ever witnessed a crime? Have you ever committed a crime? As you can check in the ppt below, crime is a tricky area as there are a number of … Continue reading

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Hot Issues: vocabulary + debates

After having spoken about several hot issues so far, here you have a summary of them all. Click on the interactive media links below (they include video, audio and provide a link to any website with the click of a … Continue reading

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Funny Complaints

The origins of complaint letters can be traced back to the very earliest cave paintings, which clearly show the disillusionment of early man with the range of food available in his local grocery store. But the internet provides a far … Continue reading

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Filing a complaint

When filing a complaint, keep these things in mind: Remain calm. The person who can help didn’t cause the problem. Don’t use an angry, threatening or sarcastic tone. State exactly what you want done about the problem. Document each step, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Whining

We’ve just seen how to complain to make yourself heard in a formal situation but there are times you can’t be bothered to make the effort and you prefer whining to your friends. Everyone needs a good complaining session every … Continue reading

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Deceptive advertising

False advertising or deceptive advertising is the use of false or misleading statements in advertising. As advertising has the potential to persuade people into commercial transactions that they might otherwise avoid, many governments around the world use regulations to control … Continue reading

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