One: Serveix per evitar repetir paraules.

  • The red pen is on the table and the blue one is on the chair.
  • The red phone is under the clock and the blue one is next to the window.
  • The red pictures are next to the window and the brown ones are next to the door.
  • The big coins are on the table and the small ones are on the chair
  • The orange books are next to the window and the yellow ones are next to the door.

Which:  Significa quin, en castellà és ‘qué’ o ‘cual’ en funció de la frase

  • Which envelop is on the floor?  The red one or the orange one?  ‘Qué?’
  • Which dog is in the armchair, the big one or the small one?  The small one is.
  • Which glasses are on the table, the big ones or the small ones?  The small ones are.
  • Which books are next to the telephone, the yellow ones or the brown ones?  The brown ones are
  • Which one is on the table? The blue one is  ‘Cuál?’
  • Which one is next to the telephone?
  • Which one is under the table?
  • Which one is next to the book shop?
  • Which ones are in the garages?  The browon ones are

So / Too / Enough:   tant o tan / molt / suficient

  • That suitcase isn’t light enough
  • This car is too big for me
  • That street isn’t wide enough for my truck
  • This motorbike is so heavy (that) I can’t lift it.  El that és opcional
  • That suitcase is so light (that) even Johnny can lift it
  • The lake was so narrow that we can see the other side
  • The floor is so clean you could eat you dinner off it.
  • It sometimes seems that complaining is a national passtime

To born:  És un verb irregular, per tant, vaig néixer a Ripoll es diu ‘I was born in Ripoll’.  ‘Were you born before sixties or in the early sixties?’ ‘Who was born in the mid thirties?’

To find something difficult:  Es fa servir per explicar les dificultats davant un fet.  Have you found it difficult to get parking in Girona?

A few:  A few weeks ago Adam brought his wife to the tennis club….fa un parell de setmanes, l’Adam va portar la seva dona al club de tennis.

Indirect speech:  Les preguntes indirectes comencen amb un ‘do you know’  i s’inverteix l’ordre verb+subjecte per subjecte+verb

  • Do you know what time it is?
  • Do you know if we have enough money?
  • Do you know where the concert is going to be?
  • Do you know who they are?
  • Do you know which one they’re going to choose?
  • Do you know how tall it is?
  • Do you know if Pablo is going to be there?
  • Do you know where Juan and Maria are?
  • Do you know what is the title going to be?
  • Do you know how far it is?

To find it difficult to i to find it easy to

  • He finds it very difficult to concentrate
  • I don’t find it easy to talk to my boss
  • You’ll find it difficult to get a reservation there
  • I’ll find it difficult to tell them the truth
  • I always find it difficult to save money
  • Many youngsters will find it difficult to buy a house….a molts joves els resultarà difícil comprar una casa.
  • He finds it difficult to meet deadlines o bé he finds it difficult to hit deadlines!  S’utilitza molt ‘hit a deadline’
  • He found it easy to learn German
  • I didn’t find it easy to finish my meal
  • I’ve never found it easy to get up in the morning
  • He’s never found it easy to hit his deadlines
  • We’ve always found it difficult to understand each other
  • He’s never found it difficult to convince me

Even if – Even though

  • I’ll go out even though it’s raining (sabent que plou, surto igualment)
  • I’ll go out even if it’s raining (encara no sabem si plourà)
  • Even though we go shopping every day we still want more things
  • Even though we want more things we resist the temptation to buy more than more we need
  • Even though I don’t like the way she cooks I still eat dinner at her house twice a week
  • Even though their kids aren’t nice to me I still love them
  • Even if it rains I’ll go out
  • Even if she desagrees with you I’ll support your decision
  • Even if they cancel the conference I’ll still go to Venice
  • Even if they win the battle they won’t win the war
  • I won’t stop doing it even if you threaten to leave me

On / under / next to

Seizing the opportunity / Taking advantage of

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