Author Archives: Sara Vergel

Hot Issues – part 2: vocabulary and debates

Second and final part of our hot issues presentations. Remember to click on the blue interactive media links below (they include video, audio and provide a link to any website with the click of a button) and scroll over the … Continue reading

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Home: life on Earth

Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth, it was filmed in 50 countries. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is … Continue reading

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I wish/if only

Wishes about the present We use wish + past Tense (simple and continuous) to express regret about present situations: – I wish I was taller = (I’m not very tall) – I wish I was going with you = (but … Continue reading

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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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