Curso First Certificate Exam

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Para que este curso FCE-FIRST CERTIFICATE te resulte efectivo, trata de cumplir estos pasos: 

1.

Lee aquí las instrucciones de este curso y conoce aquí los símbolos que lo componen.

2.

Lee aquí si no ves las consolas de audio o no escuchas el sonido de las lecciones.

3.

Realiza todas las actividades de cada unidad de estudio y consulta las respuestas.

4.

Puedes consultar el diccionario Babylon ubicado en la parte superior de la columna derecha.

5.

Solicita aquí tu examen final cuando termines las 60 lecciones y los 2 tests parciales de este curso.

 

The present

 

 

 

USE THE PRESENT SIMPLE ...

a)  to talk about the general present.

b) to talk about a present habit, something that happens repeatedly at regular intervals.

c)  to talk about a natural law or something that is always true.

USE THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE ...

a) to talk about something that is happening at the moment you are speaking.

b)  to talk about an activity that is current but not necessarily happening at the moment you are speaking .

c)  to talk about changes and developments in progress.

VERBS NOT USED IN THE PROGRESSIVE FORMS

Some verbs are not usually used in the progressive form of the verb:

Kim Jones seems fitter than Paulo Soares.
I know sugary, salty and fatty foods aren't good for me.
This cough medicine tastes horrible !!

Verbs not usually used in the progressive form are:

VERBS OF "LIKING" AND "DISLIKING":
like, hate, love, dislike, want, wish, prefer, don't mind

VERBS OF "THINKING":
think, mean, know, believe, remember, suppose, understand

VERBS OF "PERCEPTION":
taste, smell, see, hear

VERBS OF "APPEARANCE":
seem, look, appear, measure, weigh

VERBS OF "POSSESSION":
have, belong to, own, contain, need

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY WITH PRESENT SIMPLE

When you use the present simple tense to describe a habit, you often use it with an adverb of frequency:

always   usually   often   sometimes   occasionally
hardly ever   rarely   seldom   never

Can you remember where an adverb of frequency usually goes?
Look at the following examples:

AN ADVERB OF FREQUENCY USUALLY GOES ...

–  BEFORE THE VERB:
     Do you usually take the lift?

–  BETWEEN THE AUXILIARY (OR MODAL) AND THE VERB:
     We don't often have them in Santos.

–  BUT THEY MAY COME EITHER AT THE BEGINNING OR END
    OF THE CLAUSE FOR EMPHASIS:
     My mother usually fries things and hardly ever grills.

At the bottom of this page you will be able to practise all these basic rules !!

 

The present (I)

ACTIVITY 108: Match the following examples in present simple by ticking the appropriate uses for this verbal tense. Refer to Mr. Grammar's explanations above. Then check the answers.

 

PRESENT SIMPLE

GENERAL PRESENT

PRESENT
HABIT

NATURAL
LAW

         

1.

Do you often fall asleep in front of the TV?

2.

He comes from Brazil.

3.

The pupil of the eye closes in bright light.

4.

She is a computer programmer.

5.

I eat fruit every day for lunch.

6.

I don't drink much coffee.

7.

Cakes and sweets make you fat.

 

The present (II)

ACTIVITY 109: Match the following examples in present progressive by ticking the appropriate uses for this verbal tense. Refer to Mr. Grammar's explanations above. Then check the answers.

 

PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

AT THE MOMENT

CURRENT

IN PROGRESS

         

1.

Sssh! We're trying to sleep.

2.

I'm afraid I'm getting fat.

3.

He isn't looking for a new job.

4.

Unfortunately, where I'm working at the
moment I'm on the sixth floor.

5.

What are you doing with that cigarette?

6.

People are becoming more and more interested in physical fitness.

Entretenida forma de aprender los tiempos presentes !!!
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