Download the PDF of this lesson

lección 58

Diálogo

1/ Sentence Practice

Is that a grammar book that you are reading?

Yes, I am reading about adjectives. Adjectives describe things. They generally come in front of nouns.

They have one form and do not change for singular and plural or before masculine and feminine nouns.

Adjectives, respect a certain hierarchy. The order in which they appear is not random

Opinion/quality.

Size.

Age.

Shape.

Temperature.

Colour.

Where it comes from.

What it is made of.

What it is for.

That’s quite interesting.

Thanks Susan for booking the Spanish holiday, it seems really interesting.

You’re becoming easier to please. It is getting hot in Alicante and it is only May.

I’m not awake yet, I’m still half asleep. I was doing the packing until two o’clock this morning.

You look a bit tired. You appear to be half asleep.

I see that we are going to stay at the well-known resort of Javea.

It is an interesting small not too old resort.

It has a typical hot Mediterranean sandy seafront.

It has a beach that is very hot but in summer it is extremely hot.

It sounds very superb. I am only joking. I know there are some adjectives you can not grade.

Although you can intensify them. It sounds really superb.

I am sure it will be absolutely wonderful.

I hear that there is a famous big old round gothic marble wishing well in the town.

If there is something that is interesting you will know about it, Susan.

I am never surprised or bored by your general knowledge.

When we are about to take off don’t be frightened.

I won’t be, I find flying exhilarating.

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Vocabulario

 2/Vocabulary Practice

  • Adjectives
  • grammar book
  • reading about adjectives.
  • to describe
  • generally
  • come in front
  • nouns.
  • a form
  • to change
  •  singular
  • plural
  • masculine
  • feminine
  • respect
  • hierarchy
  • the order
  • appear
  • random
  • Opinion/quality.
  • Size.
  • Age.
  • Shape.
  • Temperature
  • Colour.
  • Where it comes from
  • What it is made of
  • What it is for
  • That’s quite interesting
  • to book a holiday
  • easier to please.
  • It is getting hot
  • I’m not awake yet
  • I’m still half asleep
  •  doing the packing
  • to look tired.
  • to stay at
  • well-known
  • resort
  •  interesting
  • sandy seafront.
  • It sounds
  •  I am only joking.
  •  to grade
  • to intensify them
  • absolutely wonderful
  • round
  • gothic
  • marble
  • wishing well
  • to know about
  • to be surprised
  • to be bored by your general knowledge
  • about to
  • take off to
  • be frightened,
  • to find exhilarating.
I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Gramática

Order of adjectives

What is the general order of adjectives?

the general order of adjectives before a noun or noun group is the following:

determiner + observation + physical description (size, shape, age, colour) + origin + material + qualifier + NOUN

Examples:

a beautiful old red Italian racing car

an expensive big antique gold mirror

that delicious traditional Thai recipe

Several tall young American football players

 

DETERMINER

opinion – furthest to the noun = attitude, observations: lovely, nice, delicious, difficult…

size = size, height: huge, big, small, tiny, little…

shape = shape, weight, length: square, round, long, fat, oval, flat…

condition = condition, state: rich, hungry, clean, wet…

age = how old is it?: new, old, antique, young, modern…

colour = approximate colour, colour: purple, blue, reddish, golden, green, white…

pattern = design, pattern: flower, zigzag, checked, stripy…

origin = where is it from?: British, American, French, Thai, Chinese…

material = what is it made of?: gold, wooden, plastic, synthetic, cotton, cardboard, paper…

purpose – closest to the noun = what is it used for?: riding, shopping, gardening, frying, dining, sleeping…

NOUN

Before adjectives we would also have a determiner, generally speaking: a, an, the, this, those, her, your, my, our, some…

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Preguntas y repuestas

Questions and Answers

What is that old red book you are reading?

It’s a highly entertaining novel.

 

What is that new Spanish restaurant like?

It has warm welcoming atmosphere.

 

Are the beaches hot and sandy?

Yes, and they are clean and not too crowded.

 

Was your holiday absolutely wonderful?

It could not have been better, thank you.

 

Is that the big famous gothic monument everybody goes on about?

Yes, except for it’s early renaissance.

 

How do you find flying?

I find flying exhilarating.

 

Your not easy to please, are you?

It depends what you mean by easy.

 

Is it my imagination or is it very hot? 

No, you are right it is extremely hot.

 

Isn’t that book good?

Good? I think it is riveting.

 

Are you flying with easyjet?

I don’t know what is easy about them.

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Pronunciación

Hi,  and welcome
Today let’s look at along vowel sound ah. Let’s get ready to pronounce, your lips are apart, the mouth is wide open, it’s a bit like yawning, so your jaw is slightly down, your tongue is relaxed, the
back of your tongue is down.
Let’s practice, ah, father, arm, shark. Here are some more examples arch heart laugh, half.

let’s repeat ah, father, arm, shark. Here are some more examples arch heart laugh, half.

Now test time, how would you pronounce these words? marble, aunt, craft.
That’s it for today see you soon.
I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Pruebas

Abajo, tenéis 3 tipos de pruebas del curso de inglés online:

  1. -un video de comprensión interacivo en el que tienes que elegir la respuesta correcta con True or false (correcto o falso)
  2. – un ejercicio de práctica del vocabulario del texto escuchado en el que tienes que arrastrar y soltar la palabra que has elegido de la lista y pegarla en el buen sitio.
  3. – ejercicio de gramática en el que tienes que rellenar los cuadros vacíos con las respuestas correctas.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


ArabicBulgarianChinese (Simplified)CroatianCzechDutchEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanHindiIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanMacedonianNepaliPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRussianSpanishThaiTurkishUkrainianVietnamese