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MODALS OF DEDUCTION

 

Modals of deduction are use to speculate about some facts  in the past. We use to talk about how sure or unsure we are about something in the past.

We can use for present deduction:

German must be really happy about his trip to Bogotá.

past deduction:

He must been happy when he was told about his trip to Bogotá.

We can use  a modal verb to talk about a situation when we are using deduction  but we are not expressing a fact .

the form is MODAL + have + past participle (verb 3)

Must have + past participle

When we are quite sure about something, We use ‘must have + past participle’ .
German  must have been very pleased when he  went to Bogotá.
Laura must have lost her phone.   He’s not chatting .
I must have left my mobile at home.  I can’t find it.

Might have/may have/could have + past participle
When we are not sure about something but we think it was possible, We use ‘might have/may have/could have + past participle’ 
The teacher   was supposed to be in class 30 minutes ago but she could have been sick.
She may have said she was coming but I can’t really remember. I wasn’t paying attention.
I might have been in Cali when I was younger but I can’t really remember.

Can’t have + past participle
We use ‘can’t have + past participle’  to talk about events   that we are sure did not happen in the past.
I can’t have left my mobile at home. My mother phoned me when I was coming  to the university in a taxi.  It must be in the car or the classroom.
You can’t have seen Jessica this afternoon. She was in class all the time.
Juan  can’t have liked the  soccer game. She hates sports.

NOW, GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEO:

 

TAKE A LOOK TO THESE SLIDES:

PRACTICE AND  DO THESE EXERCISES:

http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/intermediate/intermediate-grammar-exercise-modal-verbs-for-present-probability-must-cant-could-may-might

https://elt.oup.com/student/result/engupp/a_grammar/unit06/6d?cc=gb&selLanguage=en

https://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_past_modals.htm

http://www.autoenglish.org/modalverbs/pastmodalsdeduction.htm

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g3-modals-deduction-exercise.php

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=5901

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g3-modals-deduction-exercise.php

 

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VIDEO

You must present a video according to the next requirements:

Date: Final Exams´s week

Groups of 2 people

Genre: documentary/ magazine / stories (original or adapted)

Lenght of video: 5 to 12 minutes

Topics: your choice

You must use some of the topics and structures studied in class (vocabulary, grammar, functions)

You have to write a script that represents 20 percent of the video’s grading (1.0)

The best videos must be published on Teacher’s channel and broadcasted by social networks ( Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp…)

Be careful about copyright ( Pictures, logos, Symbols, texts..)

Don’t forget to write Credits: cast, director, camera, reason for the video, university and semester, etc.

 

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ACTIVITIES FOR LAB

Activity 1: Karaoke

Date: May 18th.

Prepare a song for a karaoke next class. You can work alone or in groups.

Choose a song you like

This activity is for having fun, not for grading. Be prepared to enjoy… Don’t worry if you don’t have a wonderful voice…. The Voice….

Activity 2: News

Date: May 25th

Prepare a News Program

3 – 4 people in each group

Use narrative tenses and reported speech

It must have 3 or more sections : Sports, entertainment, Economy, Local, International, Technology, interviews, etc…

 

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REPORTED SPEECH

WORK ON REPORTED SPEECH. LOOK AT THE EXPLANATION ABOUT IT IN THESE SITES.

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/support-files/reported_speech_explanation.pdf

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/reported-speech.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech

 

DO AS MANY EXERCISES AS YOU CAN. USE THESE WEBSITES

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/say-or-tell-exercise-1.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?04

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/reported-speech-exercises.html

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Mr. Bean at the hospital (listening activity)

FIRST OF ALL, WATCH THIS VIDEO:

  1. What are the key words ( 5 to 10). Explain why…
  2. What is the video about it?. Summarize the video between 15 to 25 lines. Use narrative tenses on your own words
  3. What situation is embarrasing? What situaton is  funny? Explain…
  4. Make five questions about the  content of the video and answer them…(use narrative tenses)
  5.  DO THESE EXERCISES:
  • Combine the two sentences into one sentence.
  • Use a linking word such as when, while, because, so, and, etc. to link the sentences.
  • Do not change the order of the clauses.
  • Change the verb forms used if necessary (e.g. “He went…” to “He was going…” or “He had gone”).

They couldn’t open the ambulance doors. Mr. Bean parked behind it.

  1. They couldn’t open the ambulance doors because Bean had parked behind it.

The girl queued. Mr. Bean threw her doll.

  1. While the girl was queuing, Bean threw her doll.

The men started fighting. Mr. Bean pinched one of the men’s bottoms.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

The old man walked towards the chair. Mr. Bean ran around the table and sat down.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

Everyone saw Mr. Bean’s hand in the teapot. They laughed.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Bean tried to steal his ticket. The old man woke up.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Bean turned the number display over. The receptionist talked on the phone.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Bean sat down again. The woman let go of the teapot.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Bean slept. He dropped his ticket on the floor.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Bean got his hand stuck in a bin. He tried to get his ticket out of it.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________

 

ANSWER ALL AND SEND THIS ACTIVITY IN A WORD FILE TO MY E-MAIL: egosum24@yahoo.com

write the reference and your name in this way:

Asunto: Mr. Bean activity- Clara Pérez

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COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES

 

WORK ON THE DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS ABOUT THE TOPIC...

First of all, go to this slice:

Then go to the next websites, take a look at the rules and do the exercises:

http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/rules/comp.htm

http://speakspeak.com/resources/english-grammar-rules/adjectives-adverbs/comparative-and-superlative-of-adjectives

http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/comparative-and-superlative/

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-comparatives-superlatives.php

Exercises:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=6009

http://www.agendaweb.org/grammar/comparative-superlative-exercises.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs/adjectives/exercises

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g22-advanced-comparatives-superlatives-error-correction.php

https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/advanced/grammar/grammar_04_012e?cc=co&selLanguage=en

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LISTENING: COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES AND PASSIVE VOICE

 

 

GO TO THESE WEBSITES AND DO THE EXERCISES:

COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_30_comparative_adjectives.html

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_32_superlative_adjectives.html

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/comparative-and-superlative-adjectives

http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/grammar-and-vocabulary/grammar-lessons/my-favourite-country-comparatives-and

PASSIVE VOICE

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_41_Present_Tense_Passive_Voice.html

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_42_Past_Tense_Passive_Voice.html

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_43_Future_Tense_Passive_Voice.html

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_44_Future_Tense_be_going_to_Passive_Voice.html

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Listening_Lab/Listening_Lab_Exercise_47_modal_verbs_passive.html

 

 

 

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