Wednesday, 8 October 2014

FCE 2 - Unit 14

Expressions with make and do

Raquel - The answer to your question: Collocations are just to be learnt and normally without rules as they are expressions but sometimes there is a 'pattern' as we saw in class

The answer to your question on 'happen to/with' -

Please note that if your questions are not related to what we are studying right now, they can always be found online or in the back of your book. :)

The difference between make and do

All and Whole

This is a very good video to review the explanation we went over in class:

Perfect tenses

Negative prefixes:

For the FCE exam, there's nearly always at least one negative in the word formation paper. There are lots of prefixes and suffixes we can use to make negatives.
  1. Negative prefixes can be used with nouns, verbs, adjective and adverbs. For example disapproval, disapprove, disapproving, disapprovingly.
  2. Usually im + p (impatient) but not always (unpleasant).
  3. Often il + l (illegal) but not always (unlikely).
  4. Often ir + r (irregular) but not always (unresponsive).
  5. Usually -ful changes to -less (harmful/less) but not always (endless).
  6. If you can't remember, choose un - it's the most common negative prefix.

unexpected unaware unbelievable unknown unableinaccurate inappropriate inefficient incapable ineffectivedisapprove dislike disagree disbelief dishonestimprobable impossible impolite imperfect impatient
illegal illiterate illogical illegibleirregular irresponsible irrational irregularmisbehave misunderstand misspell misusecareless harmless helpless endless

Class Materials:
Wednesday/Thursday 8th/9th October Powerpoint on collocations and all or whole: here

Lucia - You asked about adobe:

              A house made from Adobe

                               Brush vs Comb

Perfect Tenses

Class Powerpoint: Here

Present perfect: I have eaten pizza today
Past perfect: I had never eaten pizza until now
Present perfect continuous: I have been studying spanish this weekend
Past perfect continuous: The students had been studying a lot for their exams
Future perfect: I will have finished this powerpoint by tomorrow
Future perfect continuous: I will have been living here in Spain for 4 years by the end of the month.


Past perfect continuous v past perfect:

Helpful videos:

Songs using the perfect tenses:

Maria -  Time expressions

Mixed perfect tenses exercise: 

Choose the correct tense (not just perfect)

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