MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


We can resist adding one more Christmas advertisement.



Hope you enjoy the break.Best wishes and be happy.

HAPPY WEEKEND!!

Last weekend before the Christmas holiday.These are the tasks for the weekend.
These are the two advertisements we have chosen for the final week.
JOHN LEWIS


SAINBURY'S

LYRICSAnother year over
Where do they go to?
It's a mystery.
Now it's December
So much to remember
Before Christmas Eve.
I'm already late
And my train is delayed
Disruptions on the line.
I race into work
And the place is berserk
Yes, it's Christmas time.
I want to find the greatest gift
I can give my family,
But right now I don't have time to breathe.
The streets are chaotic,
The shops idiotic,
There's a queue for the queue.
A granny's taking her time at the front of the line
"Ninety-one, ninety-two".
There's a party at work
And the manager's twerkin' inappropriately.
To top off the day
Another train is delayed,
It's a catastrophe.
"Christmas time is here".
I'd like to spend the time
With the ones I love so dear.
I'm trying to find the greatest gift
I can give my family.
I don't have time,
There's only one of me.
Tell me how do people do it all,
I'll never get it done.
If only there was a way to be
In two places at once.
"Wait, that gives me an idea!"
If I wasn't alone,
What if I had a clone,
I could do so much more.
It would all be a breeze,
With a couple more mes
I'd have time galore.
I want to find the greatest gift
I can give my family.
The greatest gift I can give is me.
Now I can meet with the boss
And empty out my inbox all simultaneously,
Leaving me time to spend
With my family and friends,
Where I wanna be.
I want to find the greatest gift
I can give my family.
The greatest gift that I can give is me.
Repeat chorus


MONDAY!!!!

Let's begin the week with a smile. The Polish auction site Allegro has released a touching and funny advertisement for this Christmas with some great ideas for learning English. An old man on a mission to learn English .......

ENJOY THE WEEKEND!!

Christmas is nearly there, just some more work and ........If you have to buy a present for a kid, read this article before making a choice.



Ready for the Christmas advertisements??
ALDI



MILKA CHOCOLATE



And, as usual, sing along to "Thank God it's Christmas" with this karaoke style Queen lyrics video.

HAPPY WEEKEND !!

Back to routine and ready to enjoy the weekend. A new press article for you.



Two more Christmas adverts.

BURBERRY


MC DONALD'S


And sing along with .........

RELATIVE CLAUSES



  • A relative clause is a subordinate sentence which functions like an adjective, that is, it modifies a noun usually, and it can also modify a complete sentence.
  • It always comes immediately after the noun or sentence it modifies.
  • A relative clause is always introduced by a relative pronoun. This pronoun can sometimes be omitted.
  • As it is a complete sentence, it has the same parts as a sentence:         relative pronoun + subject + verb + objects + adverbials
  • The relative pronoun has a function in the sentence; it can be the subject, the direct object, the indirect object or the adverbial.
There are two main types of relative clauses: DEFINING and NON-DEFINING




DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES

 When the relative pronoun functions as the object, it can be omitted.

    E.g.:   I hate neighbours who make a lot of noise.
             The man ( whom ) you met yesterday is my uncle.
              Is that the film which won 7 Oscars ?
            That’s the company ( which ) I work for.

NON-DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES

  • The pronoun THAT can never be used.
  • Commas are used to separate the main clause from the relative clause.
  • The pronoun can never be omitted.
          E.g.: My mother, who is 65, has just retired.
       Mrs Black, whose daughter goes to my school, has just           won the lottery.
          Peter, whom you have never met, is my brother.


OTHER RELATIVES 


EXERCISES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. And if you need more ....

Rewrite these pairs of sentences by means of a relative pronoun in order to make a relative clause. If the pronoun can be omitted, put it between brackets:

1- This is the student. She came top in the exam.
2- Chris is my best friend. I’ve known him for a long time.
3- I picked up the money. It was lying on the floor.
4- My grandparents still live in the village. I was born there.
5- Mr Bentley is away from school now. His wife is having a baby.
6- The café is open all night. We had lunch there.
7- Caroline is staying with me. She is my best friend.
8- What’s the name of the man? You are getting married to him.
9- Is this the house?  You were born in it.
10- The firm is sending him to New York. He works for this firm.
      (The firm …)
11- John is Mary’s husband. I met John in town yesterday.
12- There’s the lady. Her dog was killed.
13- The man was badly injured. He was driving the car.
14- The woman was very polite. I spoke to her yesterday.
15- I’d love to visit Australia. I went there for the first time in 1987.
16- Have you got the money? I lent it to you last week.
17- She came to my house last month. I met her then.
18- My mother looked surprised. She hadn’t been expecting visitors.
19- Those are the children. Their mother took them to the park.
20- I saw Alan in town yesterday. You have just met his father.
21- The bed was uncomfortable. I was sleeping on that bed.