B2.2 – Class vocabulary record

Your space for a class vocabulary record for our course.

On this page you can share your notes on items of vocabulary we have studied in class by adding comments on the page.

Everyone can contribute and I can monitor things more easily to make sure the information is correct and add more examples.

I look forward to seeing your comments.



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8 responses to “B2.2 – Class vocabulary record

  1. Matt

    Here’s an example, you can add vocabulary notes here in the comment/reply boxes. You don’t need to put your real name and your email address is not published on the page. Any contributions are welcome and don’t need to be enormously detailed!

    To look forward to something / doing something. Examples: I look forward to seeing your comments. I look forward to hearing from you soon. I look forward to seeing you soon. I am really looking forward to my holiday in Andalucia. I am looking forward to going to Andalucia at Easter. I was really looking forward to going to the mountains this weekend but the rain ruined my plans.

    Grammar: look forward to + noun phrase or verb+ing
    Common use: At the end of letters, emails, messages.
    Meaning: to be thinking about something in the future with pleasure because you expect it will be good. Translation(s): ?

    • To look forward to: esperar/desear algo (para alguien) en el futuro que, seguramente, resulta o resultará agradable.. ¿we look forward to seeing you onboard on your next flight

      • Thanks Victor, so how many phrases in Castellano can people think of that express this idea?

      • Some new examples in spanish: Espero verte de nuevo (I look forward to seeing you again), espero volver a trabajar contigo (I will be looking forward to working with you in the future) or espero haberte ayudado (I look forward to being ¿hepful? to you).

        I’m not sure about the last sentence (I think the meaning in english isn’t the same, is it?)

        Thanks Victor, no I don’t think that the last one works with “look forward to…” but the others are good examples. Wouldn’t the last one be something about helping someone in the past?
        I think you could also translate “I’m looking forward to seeing you soon” as “tengo ganas a/de verte pronto.”
        Anyway the important thing to remember is that there is some reference to futurity in the expression even if it is used in the past e.g. “I had been really looking forward to seeing the film but when we got to the cinema all the tickets had sold out.”

  2. Héctor

    Hello everyone,
    here´s my first contribution, a doubt I asked Matt at the end the last class:

    “There is/are something left” is the opposite to “run out of something”, for instance:

    “-Hey mum, I´m so hungry!
    -There´s some cake left in the fridge”

    “Daddy! Please go to the shop, we have are run out of milk!”

    • Thanks Hector, these are structures that might be tested in the FCE Use of English sentence transformations which focus on paraphrasing information:

      “Mum, we’ve run out of milk, put it on the shopping list.”
      “Mum there ____________________, put it on the shopping list.”
      (…is not any milk left)

      We realised there was very little petrol left in the car.
      We realised that the car _____________________ petrol.
      (…had nearly/almost run out of)

      You can also substitute “something” for “nothing” or other determiners of quantity:
      “Nothing is left of the old school I went to, it was knocked down and they built a supermarket on the site.”
      “There is very little left of the old wall that used to surround central Madrid.”

  3. Thanks to Matt and Héctor for their comments.

    As I missed two classes two weeks ago, I never had the correct answers for the mock exam… Matt: would you mind to furnish me the answers of the word formation part, please? (I remember a difficult one with the word “fat” or “fit”).

    Thank you in advance!

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