Friday, December 3, 2010

How to Mingle at Parties

Watch the video and prepare for discussion:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Used to

"Used to" refers to something that you regularly did in the past but don't do anymore.
  • I used to be very messy, but now I'm very neat.
  • Did you use to collect thing?
Yes, I used to collect comic books.
No, I didn't use to collect anything, but now I collect art.
  • What sports did you use to play?
I never used to play sports, but now I play tennis.

Which of these is true for you?

  • When I was a kid, I used to be very messy, but now I'm very neat.
  • I used to have a lot of hobbies, but now I don't have any free time.
  • I didn't use to collect anything, but now I do.
  • I used to be really into fashion, but these days I'm not interested anymore.
  • I never used to play sports, but now I like to keep fit.
  • I never used to worry about money, but now I do.
  • I didn't use to follow politics, but now I read the newspaper every day.
  • When I was younger, I used to care a lot about my appearance. Now, I'm too busy to care how I look.

Think of five more things you used to do before but don't do anymore.

  1. ..........................
  2. ..........................
  3. ..........................
  4. ..........................
  5. ..........................

Modals - Error Correction

In each sentence there is one word which shouldn't be there. Find the odd word.

  1. You shouldn't to have told him that.
  2. Would you have mind helping me with this?
  3. We were been ale to book a hotel room through a travel agency.
  4. Can you please to pass the salt?
  5. He might have had left his waller at home.
  6. You are not allowed it to enter that part of the building.
  7. Sonia should be know about his refusal to co-operate.
  8. They needn't to have spent so much money on redecorating their house.
  9. He may be is waiting for the bus.
  10. Mr Beaumont is to will arrive at 9.00 am tomorrow.
  11. Ellen is likely that to return sooner than expected.
  12. How about we calling him to find out if he has been invited too?
  13. That can't to have been Richard Gere!
  14. You should to go now.
  15. Might does he still be waiting for us?
  16. She will has to make an appointment to see the doctor.
  17. He has had got to borrow money twice already this month.
  18. You mustn't to let anyone know about our agreement.
  19. She may have had given you the wrong address.
  20. Would you mind if my asking you a personal question?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Relationships and Friends

Qualities people look for in a partner

What do you think are the most important qualities a partner should have?
What are those that you find repulsive enough to make you leave someone?

That's What Friends Are For