Unit 2 Level 3 (upper intermediate-advanced) Verb to be Passive Voice

At the upper intermediate and advanced levels it's possible to forget the basics. For example, to mispronounce: Is it blue? saying "It's blue?", therefore, my advice is always go back and review basic concepts.

That's exactly what we are going to do first.

1) Review the Present Tense of the verb "to be". Check level 2 and see if you can pronounce everything correctly.

2) Now we start with the passive voice. Please, watch this video:

3) Watch another video. Please, learn the sentences by heart with the right pronunciation and intonation.

3) Watch another video. Notice that the speaker has a slight German accent.

4) And, watch this video,
this video and finally this video. Excellent material! The idea is that you watch all the videos many times, until you can explain the passive voice to others.

5) You haven't found a language exchange to practice your English yet? What a shame! You should have a language exchange by now. If not, keep looking at mylanguageexchange or lenguajero. Please, don't give up. Remember that to improve your English talking to a native speaker is a must.

6) Review the theory of the passive voice in Spanish and do the exercises. More theory in Spanish about the passive voice, by Silvia Bernial.

7) We are going to learn more vocabulary. How about learning some idioms?

Do you know these? If you don't: try to learn at least 10 idioms. Tip: There is an alphabetic list of idioms and some of them include pictures made by children. You can use them to remember their meanings. You can find their meaning here dictionary of idioms or here wordreference.

8) Listen and read this story. You should learn all the vocabulary and practice pronunciation. And, for the most daring, read this article from The Economist.

9)Finally, do this writing exercise.

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