LEVEL V: Homework for next Friday November 20th

Hi there:

As a review for the next final exam, you have to ANSWER AND BRING THESE EXERCISES FOR NEXT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20TH:

EXERCISE 1: Conditionals I, II and III

EXERCISE 2: Exercises on Conditional Sentences

See you!

Cumbre de Ingeniería: English for Engineers

Hi there!:

Here's the presentation we had today during our session. We also include another one about Intercultural communication, just in case you want to know a little bit more about this topic.


Cumbre de Ingeniería: English for Engineers

Intercultural communication

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LEVEL V: Answers to the review exercises

Hi there:

Here are the answers to the exercises we didn't have time to complete in class last Wednesday:

Activity 4 Find the Past Simple of the following verbs: 

Work _____worked_________ 
come _____came_______ 
Walk _____walked_________ 
speak _____spoke________ 
Talk ______talked_________ 
see _______saw_________ 
Clean _____cleaned_______ 
do ________did__________ 
Live ______lived__________
 go _______went__________ 
Wash _____washed________ 
sing ______sang________

It was impossible for me to concentrate! I went to my bedroom and my mother ___was cleaning______ the carpet with the vacuum cleaner. Then I went to the living room but my brother Paul ______was lying________ on the sofa. He __was playing________ his guitar. After that I decided to go to the kitchen. There, my grandmother ____was cooking_______ and she __was______ also ______watching___ TV. Finally, I went out to the garden where I found my sister. She ___was listening_______ to her Walkman and she ___was singing____ at the top of her voice.

Activity 5 Write the correct form of the verb, using the Past Simple or the Past Continuous tense.

A: I _______saw______________ (see) Peter and John in the park on Sunday.
B: _______Were they playing________ (they/play) football? They always play football on Sundays.
A: No, they ______weren't_________ (not/be). They _____were talking______ (talk) with some girls.
B: ______Did you say hello_______ (you/say) hello to them?
A. Although I ____called______________ (call) their names, they _didn't hear___ (not/hear) me.
B: Maybe they ___didn't notice_______ (not/notice) you ____were________ (be) there.

Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Continuous or the Past Simple.

1) Frank ____finished___ (finish) his lunch and ___rang_____ (ring) his friend Jason.
2) Jason __was watching__________ (watch) TV when Frank____phoned__ (phone) him.
3) He __turned off_____ (turn off) the TV when he ___heard____ (hear) the phone ringing.
4) They ______were deciding______ (decide) what to do when Jason ____suggested________ (suggest) going to the club.
5) Frank ___picked______ Jason ____up______ (pick up) and _____drove_______ (drive) to the club.
6) Two other people _____were using_____(use) their tennis court when they _____arrived_____________ (arrive).
7) They ____were drinking_____ (drink) a soda and _____eating_________ (eat) a sandwich while they ___were waiting____(wait) to play.
8) While they ______were playing_____ (play), it __started______ (start) to rain so they _______had_________ (have) to stop playing.

Activity 6 Put the verbs into the correct form (past progressive). 

1. When I phoned my friends, they (play) ___were playing____________ Monopoly. 
2. Yesterday at six I (prepare) _____was preparing________ dinner. 
3. The kids (play) __were playing_____ in the garden when it suddenly began to rain. 
4. I (practice) _practiced__________- the guitar when he came home. 
5. We (not / cycle) __didn't cycle__________ all day. 
6. While Aaron (work) __was working________ in his room, his friends (swim)___were swimming________ in the pool. 
7. I tried to tell them the truth but they (listen / not) ____weren't listening___________. 
8. What (you / do) ____did you do___________ yesterday? 
9. Most of the time we (sit) __sat______ in the park. 



As I mentioned in class, here are two assignments for you to practice with correlative conjunctions and with narrative tenses (Simple Past and Past Progressive). These two activities are already on the platform, and are for next week:

Exercise 1:
Don't forget during this week, to work with the exercises I mentioned in class. This will be your review before the exam:

Exercise 2:
Here's another homework for NEXT WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9. You have to print and answer the following exercises, so we can check it next week as part of your review.


LEVEL V: Pronunciation of the -ed ending (simple past, regular verbs)

Finally, as I promised in class, here's a document for you to have as a reference: How to pronounce the -ed ending in the regular past tense verbs or the past participle.

See ya!

LEVEL V: Phrasal verbs and idioms for this 1st partial

Hi, y'all:

Apparently, something happened with the file that contained the program, so here are (at least), the phrasal verbs and idioms you need to study for this partial:

  1. Against the clock.
  2. Days are numbered.
  3. Day in the sun.
  4. Easier said than done.
  5. Get a handle on something.
  6. Hand in hand.
  7. Keep someone posted.
Phrasal verbs:
  1. Answer back
  2. Get along with
  3. Get back together
  4. Jot sth down
  5. Mess about
  6. Mess up
  7. Mess over

LEVEL V: Rubrics

Hi again:

These are the rubrics you need to analyze and keep for further reference:

Oral evaluation
Writing evaluation


LEVEL V: Homework about Simple Past

Hi, class:

As I told you in class today, here's the homework for tomorrow. Print it and then answer it. Thanks!

Exercise 1: Simple Past 1 and Simple Past 2

LEVEL V: Review exercises (conjunctions)

As I told you in class, here are some exercises you can practice with, in order to get ready for your evaluations this partial.

Check them out and enjoy!

LEVEL V: Homework about preferences

Please, read the following:

LEVEL V: Homework for tomorrow Friday

Hi there:

Please, use the word cloud to finish your description.

Then, answer this exercise:


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LEVEL V: Book for this semester

Hi there! This is the book we'll be using. You can find it right here, at the university's library. I'll confirm you later the price.


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LEVEL V: Exercise with adjectives


As I promised, here's the homework for tomorrow:

Adjective order

See you tomorrow

LEVEL V: Exercises for reinforcing the Simple Past and the Past Progressive

Hi there:

These are the exercises I mentioned before, and that are for you to practice during these two weeks. Remember you must turn them in on Monday after vacation!!

Exercises with Simple Past and Progressive.

I hope you enjoy your Spring Break!

Take care!

LEVEL V: Narrative Tenses

LEVEL V: A lot of practice with future tenses!


You can practice with these exercises to reinforce the future tenses:


LEVEL V: Program for this semester


As I told you in class, here's the program we'll use this semester. So please, print it out and keep it for further reference.


BUSINESS ENGLISH I: Missing page from the copies


Sorry about the quality, but I took a picture instead of scanning the page (I'm way from home right now!) Anyway, here's the missing page, now you have not excuse for not doing your homework.

If we don't finish checking answers next Friday, we'll continue on Monday.

See ya!

BUSINESS ENGLISH I: Successful business lunch


Today we saw the importance of having good manners at the table, especially when you are entertaining a client.

Here are the videos we watched in class:

Business lunch (Miss S. Grace)

The Esquire Guy's Irreverent Rules for the Perfect Business Lunch

Business Dining Etiquette


LEVEL V: Future forms: Be Going to, Present Progressive and Simple Present.

Hi there:

Take a look at this. It's the difference between INTENTIONS, ARRANGEMENTS AND SCHEDULES for plans in the future:

Business English I: Exam practice for the First Partial


Here's the practice test I mentioned today in class. I hope you find it useful!

Click here

ENGLISH V: Review of adjectives and relative clauses

Hi y'all:

Here's a list of exercises for you TO PRACTICE. You don't have to print them, just work with them as practice for your quiz:

Participial adjectives
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Adjective order
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Relative clauses
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

See ya!


Hi there!:

This is the homework for tomorrow:

1. Listen to the following conversations: Agenda

2. Meeting - Agenda Setting Quiz

Instructions: The following sentences are in the wrong order. Re-arrange them, or simply write them in the correct sequence so they all make sense:

Secondly we want to have a look at the production budgets.

And then we’ll see if there’s any other business.

OK, everybody thank you all very much for coming today.

If we could go through each of them in order.

And finally we need to look at the staffing levels for the project.

Just three things on the agenda today.

First of all we need to discuss our aims for the project.

Right let’s start with item number one. 

ENGLISH V: Writing and oral evaluation rubrics

Hi again:

These are the rubrics you need to analyze and keep for further reference:

Oral evaluation
Writing evaluation


BUSINESS ENGLISH I: Oral and writing evaluation rubrics

Hi there:

These are the rubrics I told you about today. You need to print them, analyze them and keep them for further reference:

Oral evaluation
Writing evaluation

See ya!

BUSINESS ENGLISH I: Memos, e-mails, notes, notices, formal letters, and reports.

Hi dear all: 

These are the writing models I told you about in class. You can print and analyze them for your writings this semester, and keep them for further reference in your life as graduate students (:))

Memos, e-mails, notes and notices 
Formal letters 

See ya!

LEVEL V: Combining sentences using relative clauses

Hi again!:

As we saw today in class, you can combine two different sentences that have some information in common, using a relative clause.

For example:

The little boy got lost yesterday.
His parents are looking for him.
The little boy, whose parents are looking for him, got lost yesterday.

Please, print out the following page, BUT ANSWER  EXERCISES 1- 8 ONLY:

See ya!

LEVEL V: Relative pronouns explanation and exercises


Today we started (or were supposed to start) studying the relative clauses and pronouns. Here's a good explanation about these pronouns (who, which, where, whose, that, -when, and why-):

Explanation (in class I didn't mention "when" or "why", but tomorrow we'll see more examples).


See you tomorrow!

LEVEL V: Exercises with adjectives


As I promised, it's almost 5 o'clock, and here's the homework for tomorrow:

Participial adjectives

Adjective order

See you tomorrow! ������

BUSINESS ENGLISH: Effective communication in the workplace


Here´s the video we watched this afternoon. Finish watching it and tomorrow we'll discuss it.

See ya!

LEVEL V: Adjective order exercise

Hi there!

Here's the homework for tomorrow:

Adjective order exercise

See you!

ENGLISH V: Spelling rules for the Present Continuous

Hi: Here are the spelling rules I mentioned in class last week. They can apply for both the Present Continuous and the Present Participle:



Hello there!

Finally,  here are the presentation and videos we saw last week. I hope it's not to late for you to view them...

Intercultural Communication (PowerPoint presentation)

American hand gestures

Intercultural Communication Adventure

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ENGLISH V: Pronunciation of the -ed ending

Finally, as I promised in class, here's a document for you to have as a reference: How to pronounce the -ed ending in the regular past tense verbs or the past participle.

See ya!

LEVEL V: Exercise with participial adjectives

Hi there:

Here's an exercise about participial adjectives, so please, print it out and answer it, and then bring it tomorrow to class.


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