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CL4 - Eating & Drinking
Transcript of CL4 - Eating & Drinking
1. after adjectives
it's really hard to find good friends.
it was difficult to live apart from my family.
She was surprised to see me again.
We're so happy to be here.
After a cup of coffee, I'm ready to start work.
2. After some verbs
When Laura was a child, she wanted to
become a singer, now she wants to be a
3. To express purpose of an action
We are here to study and practice English.
She went to the mall to buy some clothes.
Tomorrow I'll get up early to go to the
Miguel Angel Esquivel CL-4
In English we have different forms for a verb.
Let's have the verb 'eat' as our example.
past simple form:
past participle form:
In this opportunity we will focus on the infinitive form of a verb.
Basically, we make use of the infinitive form in three cases.
My dad taught me to swim.
We were walking when it started
use your own ideas:
it's important ...
in the past it was hard ...
it's always nice ...
it's very difficult ...
it's not advisable ...
it's dangerous ...
it's never late ...
it's ridiculous ...
I hope ...
Sometimes I forget ...
I really hate ...
This year I've decided ...
I always try ... but
I don't want ...
Mary goes to the gym ...
yesterday I called my friend ...
This Saturday I'll go to the mall ...
I'm saving money ...
It's a good idea ...
We use our mobile phones ...
Remember if you want to change the tense ( present, past, future, present perfect, etc ) only the verb to be changes.
hard to study and work at the same time.
hard to pass that course, but I finally did.
hard to live alone in other country, I miss my family.
hard to follow a diet but I'll do it.
other verbs followed by infinitive are:
is the opposite of
refuse to :
She agreed to travel with us.
is synonym of
choose to :
Kelly chose to stay at home today.
deserve to :
I think Christian Bale deserves to win the Oscar this year.
expect to :
She says she didn't expect to have so many guests.
fail to :
Unfortunately Pete failed to get his driver's license.
is the opposite of
remember to :
Don' forget to take your pills
hope to :
I really hope to save enough money to get a new car.
learn to :
I'm learning to drive, my friend is teaching me.
like to, love to
are the opposite of
hate to :
I hate to be stuck in traffic.
manage to :
it was hard but John managed to get the tickets for the
mean to ( not your intention ) :
Sorry, I didn't mean to lie to you
need to :
We are spending too much money, we need to save.
offer to :
They offered to help me with the project.
prefer to :
Richard prefers to eat seafood to chicken.
promise to :
he promised to keep the secret, but he told everyone.
refuse to :
She refused to change her hairstyle, it's OK for her.
seem to :
let's watch that movie - it seems to be interesting!
turn out :
I went to the bank, but it turned out to be closed!
want to :
Susan doesn't want to go out with us this weekend.
would like to :
I'd like to travel all over Europe.
However, there are some verbs that are
followed by gerunds
s going to the dentist, I think she's afraid.
travelling / that exhibition
ing selling our house.
walking on a hot summer's day.
( = I don't like )
we want to travel because we really
meeting people and
seeing new places.
going to the movies today
( = I have a strong desire )
ed reading the newspaper?
I think you should
( = stop smoking )
walking on the moon? it would be great!
If you fail your exam, don't worry,
You can be a little late, I
waiting. ( it's OK for me )
talking on the phone with her.
ed going to that restaurant, the food is tasty.
ped eating junk food.
working in a small hot office.
We've got an exam this Friday, I
studying all together.