- Yesterday Chris came to the office on foot. Everyday this week Chris has come to the office on foot.
- Do you know how far it is?
- He’s never founded easy to hit his deadlines
- He’ve always found it difficult to understand each other
- Can you put me through to Juan please?
- Do you know why we are here?
- You’ll find it difficult to get a reservation there!
- We don’t have enough money
- He’s not tall enough
- Is that George, ok put him through
- How do I put calls trough to you?
- This suitcase is too heavy
- This street is two narrow for my car
- The walls are so thin you can hear everything
- I was born in England
- Yeasterday I ate toast. No es fa servir la s per fer plurals aquí. Seria erroni.
- Johnny was born in the early sixties
- Everyday this week Chris has come to the office on foot
- He said he was very pleased with that report you did
- I’m still in contact with him
- Sixty thousand and sixty
- Sixteen thosand and seventy
- What time is it?
- We don’t have enough time
- I don’t have enough resources
- I think we have enough people
- We probably have enough milk
- Is there enough time?
- Is this small enough?
- The secretary never puts me through to the manager
- I don’t understand, why won’t they put you through?
- How do I put calls through to you?
- He never puts anyone through to Tom
- Do you know how to put calls through to someone else on this phone?
- To put a call through to someone else, use this button
- If you want to put customers through to someone else, click here.
- Put me through to someone else, you’re not helping
- No! Don’t put me through to someone else, you’re the fifth person I’ve spoken to.
- The protestors threw stones at the police
- We caught the last bus home after the concert
- With all this dust you have to sweep the floor nearly every day.
- I can’t believe she trew the cat down the stairs
- In the end my parents didn’t catch the bus they caught a taxi
- Did you really throw the box down the stairs?
- How many boxes have you thrown down the stairs?
- Have you ever caught a cold in august?
- What does Paul say he is not interested in doing regarding Taylor & Associates? He says he’s not interested in joining them.
- What according to Paul wouldn’t Taylor&Associates wouldn’t to do? They wouldn’t be able to pay him what he receives in his current company.
- He won a couple of milion pounds on the lottery
- He spent a couple of thousand on fixing his car
- A couple of milion people lives in this country
- He made a couple of hundred when he sold his painting
- That sketch is probably worth a couple of milion
- He blew a couple of thousand dollars at the Casino the other day
- We blew a couple of hundred euros on the weekend
- How can you blow a couple of thousand in one night?
- He made a couple of milion euros when he sold his company
- We’ll win the contract if we give a good presentation
- He’s made a killing om the stock market
- He made a killing trading derivatives
- The national debt is spiraling out of control
- Do you really think we should nationalize the health service?
- Unemployment in this area is far above the national average
- He hasn’t gotten around to finishing the report yet
- When are you going to get round to answering your e-mails?
- Did you get around to calling your brothers?
- Last year was rough for my brother
- There has been a short increase of the number of tourists this year
- Have they swept the kitchen floor?
- Do you honestly think I deal with Taylor behind your back?
- He’s got a couple of thousand rare stamps in his collection
- If it’s sunny I’ll go to the park tomorrow
- If she calls me tonight I’ll be happy
- If you study a lot you’ll pass your exams
- If I finish work early this evening I’ll go to the supermarket
- If he make a big effort he will pass the exam
- She’ll go to sleep if we sing to her
- If we don’t win the match we won’t qualify for the final
- If you don’t give me the money back I won’t be able to pay the morgage
- If she’s not excited about the project she won’t invest her money
- We’ll make a killing with the new business
- He didn’t exactly make a killing as a professional footballer
- They made a killing selling computers
- He made a killing as district attorney
- A national comission has been set up to look into the matter of foreign nationals entering the country
- They say that if we don’t nationalize the industry, prices will spiral out of control
- All the people involved were french nationals
Ordenant, de més formal a menys formal, podem saludar a una persona dient: How are you? > How are you doing? > What’s up!
- Ok, I’ll take it just in case it rains
- Ok, I’ll take it just in case
- Ok, I’ll take it in case it rains
- I’m going to wear a coat just in case it rains
- She’s going to take a bikini just in case it’s sunny.
- They’r going to take skiis just in case it snows
- It probably won’t rain but I’m going to take an umbrella just in case
- It probably won’t rain but I’m going to take a coat just in case
•Gently: Delicadament, amb carinyo. …Treat her gently : Trátala con cariño.
•Curly hair – Cabell arrissat
•Polite – Amable
•Bookshelf – Estanteria
•Vowel – Vocal
•Vocal – Vocal (persona)
•non-smoker – No fumador
•Who offers to pay for something? – Qui s’ofereix a pagar per alguna cosa
•I am hard-working – Sóc molt treballador
•I want to find someone who can give me a lift – Vull trobar a algú que em porti (en cotxe).
•Talk / Walk / – La lletra “L” que hi ha abans de la “K” no es
•pronuncia…..sonaria una cosa així com: toc / guoc
•Eudald’s stuff – Les coses de l’Eudald
•Worthy – Quelcom que val la pena
•I missed out the train – Vaig perdre el tren
•A sightseeing holiday – Unes vacances guiades
•Go on holiday – Anar de vacances
•Have a look – Fer una ullada
•Stall – “Puesto de mercado” ….parades de mercat.
You may do a bit of sightseeing on holiday, or you may do a lot of sightseeing, but you will probably go to a museum or art gallery, and see or visit some of these things: Temple, Castle, Cathedral, Market, Fountain, Statue, Palace. Many people go on a sightseeing tour of a town (usually in a bus); they can also go on a tour of the castle / the cathedral / the art gallery, etc. When you are sightseeing, it helps to buy a guidebook (= a book of information for tourists) and a map of the town you are in. Things that tourists often do on holiday:
•Look round the shops / have a look round the shops
•Spend a lot of / lots of money
•Buy souvenirs (= typical products form the country)
•Get lost (= lose their way)
•Go out most evenings (= go to different places for social reasons, e.g.restaurant or disco)
•Have a good / great time (= enjoy themselves)
The word place is very common and can describe a building, an area, a town, or country:
Bruges is a lovely place (= town) and we found a really nice place (= hotel) to stay. The town is full of interesting places (= areas / buildings).
These words are often used when we describe places:
Venice is beautiful but it’s always packed (= very crowded / full) with tourists in the summer.
New York is very cosmopolitan. (= full of people from different countries and cultures).
Vienna has lots of historical monuments. (= places, e.g. castles, built a long time ago).
Many beautiful cities have become very touristy. (= a negative word: too much tourism).
Sao Paolo is a really lively place 8= full of life and activity) and the night-life is fantastic.
Note: If you want to ask if it is “a good idea” to visit a place, you can use worth + -ing:
a: If I go to Scotland, is it worth spending a few days in Glasgow?
b: Yes definitely. And if you want to travel round a bit, it’s worth renting a car.