14 mar. 2015

LIKES AND DISLIKES

To talk about what we like or we don't like we use the verbs love, enjoy, like and hate. After these verbs we can use a noun

          She loves chocolate
          They don't like football
          Does he hate the beach?

But we can also use a verb. When we use a verb it usually takes the form of the gerund, that is, we add -ing to the verb.

          He loves going to the cinema
          She doesn't like dancing
          Do they enjoy playing chess?

Remember that there are some rules to add -ing:

* most of the times we just add -ing directly to the verb
          
          go ---> going                 work ---> working
          study ---> studying        play--->playing

* but when the verb ends in a silent final e preceded by a consonant, we drop the -e and add -ing

         live ---> living                write ---> writing

* when the verb ends in a consonant and it is a strong one syllable verb then we double the final consonant. Also when the verb has two or more syllables but the stress is on the last syllable.

        stop ---> stopping         begin ---> beginning

This video might help you




And of course, nothing better than some practice!!!

exercise 1
exercise 2
exercise 3

4 comentarios:

  1. Thanks for this simple but clear explanation.

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  2. why don´t you try to make us eassier to write a comment, I had to follow 5 steps to do it... just a sagestions. Bye , Alex

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, Alex! As for the comments, there is a lot of spam, way too much, thats why you have to follow those steps. Blogger has only two ways, either you can freely write or follow all these steps, sorry!

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  3. thanks teacher for de information

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