MUST AND HAVE TO

02 NOVEIMBRE 11

Autor: Jimena González Sanz

 

Hello againg! Today I want to focus on the differences between must and have to. Many English learners have some problems when deciding which one to use. So today, I want to approach to both of them and maybe enlighten you.

Basically “must”  mean an internal obligation that the person speaking feels. It is like saying “I feel it is necessary to do something”. For example, “I must start doing exercise ”, which means, “I feel it is necessary for me to exercise because it is good for my heath.” ; “ You must finish your work before 3 pm” , which means,  “ I think it is necessary that you finish this before 3pm”, “She must stop smoking”, which means , “I think it is necessary that she stops smoking because it is bad for her health.”

On the other hand “have to/ have got to” is an external obligation that comes from another one or from an authority (it can be related to the law, a rule or an agreement.) For example, “You have to return the books to the library before Saturday” , which means “the rules say that you have to return them before that day”, “You have got to see the doctor”, which means , “You have an appointment to see the doctor so you have to go.”

Now it is time for you to practice so here you will find some links where you can practice a little.

BBC

YouTube

British council

English club

 

I hope it will be useful and you enjoyed it a little too!

See you soon.

Jimena González Sanz.

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Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

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Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

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Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

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What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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