Curso de Inglés Nivel Avanzado

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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The guest is late
La invitada llega tarde

PRIMER PASO: En esta primera etapa concéntrate en el audio tratando de captar el sentido general de los comentarios. Por favor, no leas ahora la transcripción que se encuentra más abajo.

 

The guest is late
La invitada llega tarde

SEGUNDO PASO: En esta segunda etapa, escucha el audio mientras lees la transcripción. Concéntrate en la entonación y ritmo de las frases.

Liza:

You asked Beth to be here around seven o'clock, didn't you?

Bill:

Yes. What time is it now?

Liza:

It's nearly a quarter to eight. I wonder what happened.

Bill:

Hmm. She might have forgotten the time. Why don't I call and see if she's on her way?

:

A few minutes later ...

Bill:

 I got her answering machine, so I guess she must have left already.

Liza:

I hope she didn't have a problem on the road. Her car could have broken down or something.

Bill:

Of course she may have simply forgotten our invitation and done something else today.

Liza:

No, she couldn't have forgotten. I talked to her only yesterday. Let's just start without her.

Bill:

Oh, here comes Beth now.

Beth:

Hey, guys. Sorry I'm late. I had an emergency.

Liza:

Oh. Nothing serious I hope.

Beth:

Well, kind of. It was Sally.

Liza:

Sally, your dog? What happened?

Beth:

Well, I was just about to leave when she started acting strange. Then she just passed out.

Liza:

Oh, my gosh.

Beth:

I panicked. I thought she had died at first. I had to rush her to the vet.

Liza:

But is she OK? She's so cute. I hope she's all right.

Beth:

Yeah, she's going to be fine. The vet said it was some kind of virus. So he gave her an injection, and I had to leave her with him. I'll go by later and pick her up. Oh, but guess what!

Liza:

What?

Beth:

She's going to have puppies!

Bill:

Congratulations! You're going to be a grandmother!

Liza:

Very funny, Bill!

Beth:

Yeah, Bill. Very funny!

 

VOCABULARY

nearly: casi; I wonder: me pregunto;   might have forgotten: se debe haber olvidado; on her way: en viaje, en camino; I guess: supongo; must have left: debe haber salido; could have broken down: pudo haberse descompuesto; may have simply forgotten: es posible que simplemente se haya olvidado; only yesterday: ayer mismo;  kind of: algo parecido;  passed out: se desvaneció;  I panicked: me aterroricé;  to rush her to the vet: llevarla de urgencia al veterinario;  so cute: tan simpática; injection: inyección; pick her up: pasarla a buscar; guess what!: ¡adivina la novedad!; puppies: cachorritos.

 

Activity 125: Basándote en los comentarios anteriores, selecciona las opciones más adecuadas para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas.

1.

Liza and Bill are waiting for Beth ...

4.

What did Beth decide to do?

  to have lunch.
 
to have tea.
  to have dinner.

  To give Sally an injection.
 
To rush Sally for a check-up.
 
To leave Sally at home.

2.

Why does Beth arrive so late?

5.

The veterinarian said that ...

  She had an emergency.
 
Her car broke down.
 
She forgot their invitation.

  Sally was acting strange.
  her dog was so cute.
  it was
some kind of virus.

3.

What happened to Sally?

6.

What was the veterinarian's diagnosis?

  She passed out.
 
She panicked.
 
She left the house.

  Sally's going to have puppies.
  Sally's going to be a grandmother.
  Sally needs an
injection.

En la próxima página Mr. Grammar explicará PAST MODALS: DEGREES OF CERTAINTY.

 

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