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How do you spend your weekends?

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WEEKENDS / FINES DE SEMANA

have a cold beer = tomar una cerveza fría

to go bowling = ir a la bolera

to go out for dinner = salir a cenar

to go for a walk = ir de paseo

to go dancing = ir a bailar

to go to concerts = ir a conciertos

I can’t wait to go home = No puedo esperar a llegar a casa

watch a movie = ver una película

nothing at all = nada en absoluto

get bored = aburrirse

to spend a weekend = pasar un fin de semana

I have to work this weekend = tengo que trabajar este fin de semana

Read the conversation / Lee la conversacion:

A: Would you like a cup of coffee?

B: No, thanks. I don’t like coffee. I’ll have a cup of tea.

A: Milk, sugar?

B: Milk please. I don’t take sugar.

A: So, Ellen, how do you and Peter spend your weekends?

B: That depends on the season. In winter we go skiing or ice-skating every other weekend. We also go to the theater and to concerts.

A: And in summer?

B: In summer we go hiking in the mountains or we just go for long walks in the city.

A: Do your children spend the weekends with you?

B: No, they don’t. They go skateboarding or swimming with their friends. What about you? Do you and John do any sports?

A: Just one. We play volleyball. And we go dancing—every weekend.

Complete the quiz below! / Haz el concurso de abajo:



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So do we all agree?

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Today’s blog is going to help you learn some English words and phrases when coming to an agreement (or disagreement!). You can familiarise yourself with some phrases below and then see if you can put them into each of their categories as stated and then test yourself by filling in the gaps in our quiz!

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Useful phrases

I completely agree.

I’m sorry. I can’t agree with you.

I reckon John has made a good point.

Yes, I’d go along with that.

I understand your point of view, but…

I disagree.

Well, yes and no.

I think we need to agree to disagree.

That’s not how I see it.

So, we’re all in agreement then?

Now, decide which of the useful phrases are for agreeing, disagreeing, partly agreeing or reaching an agreement.

Answers

I completely agree. – AGREEING

I’m sorry. I can’t agree with you. – DISAGREEING

I reckon John has made a good point. – AGREEING

Yes, I’d go along with that. – AGREEING

I understand your point of view, but… – PARTLY AGREEING  

I disagree. – DISAGREEING

Well, yes and no. – PARTLY AGREEING

I think we need to agree to disagree. – REACHING AGREEMENT

That’s not how I see it. - DISAGREEING

So, we’re all in agreement then? – REACHING AGREEMENT 



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It’s a lovely day, isn’t it?

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, Grammar topics, Novedades | Deja un comentario  

Today we are going to look at question tags and reply questions. Read the information below and learn how to form question tags and reply questions paying close attention to the exceptions. Then test your knowledge with our quiz below to see how much you have learned. Let’s begin! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

Question tags and reply questions

 

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Perfecting presentations

Publicado el by ryan Publicado en English TIPS, Novedades | Deja un comentario  

This week’s learning blog is about giving presentations for work or at school or university. Below you will find some helpful tips when giving a presentation and some useful phrases to include, and then you can test yourself with our quiz where you must fill in the gaps with the correct word of phrase. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

If you have any more useful tips to share with the Love Speaking blog readers, send us a tweet @LoveSpeaking or leave us a post on our Facebook page.

Useful phrases

  • Thank you for joining me here today.
  • Thank you for listening. Does anyone have any questions?
  • First, I’ll talk about…
  • Today, I’m going to talk about…
  • Here you can see that…
  • I’d like to end by summing up the main points.

Presentation tips

  • Speak slowly and calmly
  • Show colourful visual diagrams to complement what you say
  • Keep eye contact with the audience
  • Be enthusiastic about the topic
  • Have a clear conclusion where you recap the most important points
  • Spend time structuring the presentation beforehand



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So what do you think? | Urban English

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Here at Love Speaking we think that learning English should be fun! It should be about learning real English which is why in our blog we are going to only teach you English that you will actually hear!

¡Ingles divertido, Ingles real!

We asked you to send in the answer to our quiz and yes, most of you got the answer right. The film was “Friends with Benefits”. I saw the film and I must admit I really liked it. It was quirky. (¡peculiar, en el buen sentido!) It was funny! We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

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FriendsFill in the gaps of the text with the correct work. Send to editor@lovespeaking.com

field     bonded         fit        friends         gorgeous      bumped   more

una historia de amor o un historia de amistad!

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El ingles actual | Urban English!

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“Sexting” or “woot”?

Just 2 of the 450 words that got added into the dictionary last year.

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We realise how important it is to keep up with the latest Real English Expression and we love sharing them with everyone from the Lovespeaking community.

All of us are keen to be seen as being cool and hip which is why lifestyle gives us key hints on what’s hot and not. If you were wondering whether to retire those boots, then think again as the weather is not likely to stay this hot for long

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