Further practice

Reading activity

 

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When Paco arrived at the hotel, he talked to Sonia on the phone and told her about his plans.

PACO - Today I've met a nice guy on the bus tour. I think I might have a new friend! We are going to meet tonight to have some dinner together. Also, we are going to visit some of the most important places of Dublin, and we are going to have some drinks at Temple Bar.

SONIA - What's that?

PACO -It's a very popular pub in Dublin. I'll send you a picture by email tomorrow.

SONIA -OK. And what are you going to do tomorrow?

PACO -Tomorrow I'm going to visit Trinity College.

SONIA - Is that the famous university?

PACO - That's it! Many famous writers studied there, and it's a very important university nowadays too.

SONIA - Wow, I'd love to see that!

PACO - I know.

SONIA - And what's the weather like? Is it cold?

PACO - Well, the guy from the bus thinks it won't rain, but I'm looking through the window right now and... hmm, I'll take my umbrella.

SONIA - Yeah, I wouldn't trust the weather in Ireland..

What examples of future time can you find in the text?

Solved exercise: future

What are the uses of the following examples from the text?

A decision made at the moment of speaking, plans and intentions, a prediction based on opinion, a promise.

1. We are going to meet tonight to have some dinner together.

2. Temple Bar is a very popular pub in Dublin. I'll send you a picture by email tomorrow.

3. The guy from the bus thinks it won't rain.

4. I'm looking through the window right now and... hmm, I'll take my umbrella.

Self-Assessment activity

Read the sentences and decide if they are correct (true) or incorrect (false):

Pregunta 1

1. -What are your plans for the weekend? - I'll spend the day in the countryside.

Sugerencia

Pregunta 2

2. We are going to organize a party. Would you like to come?

Sugerencia

Pregunta 3

3. Will they going to your party?

Sugerencia

Pregunta 4

4. I promise you I'm going to clean it.

Sugerencia

Pregunta 5

5. Look at the clouds. It's going to rain.

Sugerencia

Solved exercise: diphthongs

What's the correct diphthong of the following words from the text?

hotel, to, phone, told, about, most, tomorrow, famous, wow, know, cold, through, window, now

/aʊ/ /əʊ/
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And that's all! Well done!