The middle of the week
Countable options: Lot of jobs, tasks, projects, things to do, chores,
Works = Obra (construction and art)
|I haven’t studied at all.|
|C1 U4 H I|
|A piece of good news.
A piece of advice.
A piece of furniture.
|All the things he told us sounded silly
When they say I am ill, it sounds true.
El dijo (que): He said (that) me dijo el: He said to me/He told me (to TO or not to TO)
|Headache, stomachache, earache, backache, toothache
My eyes hurt.
My eye is hurting (me). My eyes are killing me.
You are in pain. BE IN PAIN
Have aches and pains: agujetas
|Mine is stricter than his.|
|We have to agree on this issue.
I have to agree with him.
I have to agree to do this.
Loophole (vacio legal)
|Trying to do make him play good games.
I will try to make my son do his homework.
|Let vs Leave
I let my son play football.
Please, let me do this.
I will let you leave the classroom after you have finished your work.
I will leave you alone to do your work.
|To do things half-heartedly vs. Throw your energy into doing something|
C1 U4 J
1: Why did it use to be accepted wisdom that higher education provides access to better-paid careers? Is it still true? (Past vs. Present)
2: What are the effects of the world changing, in recent decades, from one where few people had university degrees to one where they are common? (Consequences)
3: Why are a good many underpaid teachers, managers and other professionals considering a career change nowadays? (Cause and Effect; and Options)
4: Would you ever swap the desk for the tool box? (Compare and Contrast)
5: What kind of professions are in demand? (Reasons)
6: Do you know anyone who has made the change from one profession to another one?
(Other people’s experiences/Cause and Effect/Advice)
7: How could you earn a great deal more than you do now? (Options/Advice)
8: What skills do you need to have nowadays to demand high fees? (Advice)
9: What can businesses learn from their customers? (Pros and cons/Possibilities)
10: How would it affect the performance of the workers if they enjoyed considerable independence in place of a controlled working environment? (Compare and Contrast/Preference/Experiences)
11: What would you fall back on if you made a break from your profession to another one and it didn’t work out? (Options/Hypothetically speaking)
12: What kinds of workers are happily accepted again at companies they have left at an earlier date? (Hypothetically speaking)