James’s 30th Birthday

1.- Vocabulary – Special Events

Birth: nacimiento
Birthday: cumpleaños
Christening: bautismo 
Christmas: navidad
Christmas eve: nochebuena
New Years eve: nochevieja
New Years day: día de año nuevo
Good Friday: viernes santo
Easter: semana santa
Wedding: boda
Honeymoon: luna de miel
Anniversary: aniversario
Death: muerte
Funeral: funeral

To celebrate: celebrar
Party: fiesta
Surprise party: fiesta sorpresa
To suspect: sospechar
Suspicious: sospechoso 
To happen: ocurrir
Birthday card: tarjeta de cumpleaños 
Present: regalo

Congratulations!: ¡Felicidades!
Happy Birthday!: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Happy New Year!: ¡Feliz año Nuevo!
Merry Christmas!: ¡Feliz Navidad! 
Cheers!: ¡Salud!
Enjoy your meal!: ¡Qué aproveche!
Have a good time!: ¡Qué lo pase(s) bien!

 

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1.A.- Practice

Fill in the gap with the correct event.

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1)It´s John´s tomorrow. He´s going to 25 years old.
2)Maria and Tony are getting married in September. Their is in a church in Liverpool Street.
3)I can´t believe next week it´s . I can´t wait to eat lots of chocolate eggs.
4)On we usually have a big family party and go to bed at 3 in the morning. The next day, the 1st January we usually go to a Chinese restaurant.
5)Her grandma died last week. Her is on Wednesday.
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2.- Grammar - Past Continuous

Form: Was/were + Gerund

 

Affirmative
Negative
Contraction
 
I was walking
I was not walking
I wasn’t walking
You were walking
You were not walking
You weren’t walking
He/she/it was walking
He/she/it was not walking
He wasn’t walking
We were walking
We were not walking
We weren’t walking
You were walking
You were not walking
You weren’t walking
They were walking
They were not walking
They weren’t walking

 

Use

1. You use the past continuous for an action which was interrupted by another action:

  • I was reading the newspaper when the doorbell rang.
  • They were watching the television when he opened the door.


2. You use the past continuous for an action which was still in progress at a particular time:

  • At 07:00 am I was waiting for the underground.
  • It was just before midnight. We were talking quietly.


3. You often use the past continuous to set the scene for a story or for a series of events.

  • It was 1980. We were living in a cottage in London.
  • On the day I had my accident. I was preparing for my examinations.

 


2.A.- Practice

A. Put the following verbs into the gerund

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1)Walk
2)Get
3)Cook
4)Go
5)Hold
6)Swim
7)Drive
8)Drink
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B. Complete the table in the Past Continuous

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Birthday


 

C - Write sentences in the Past Continuous

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1)He (wash) the car.
2)We (sit) in my bedroom.
3)It (rain).
4)My parents (work) all day.
5)They (go) to the party.
6)I (look) for something.
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D - Are the following sentences correct or incorrect? Please correct the incorrect sentences.

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1)They were eating sandwiches in the park when it started to rain.
2)On the day of the exam I studied.
3)I spoke to John when Maria entered the room.
4)Ir was 2000. We were living in Paris.
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3.- Reading

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Birthday

 


3.A.- Practice

Answer the following questions.

Inicia sesión para hacer seguimiento de tus autoevaluaciones
1)How old is James today?
2)What did hos friends and family give him this morning?
3)Why was Jame´s 21st birthday special?
4)When dis Jame´s girlfriend start to organize the party?
5)Who did she invite to the party?
6)Where did James think he was going on his 21st birthday?
7)Was James suspicious?
8)What is James going to this evening?
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James’s 30th Birthday
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