Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast series!
It’s the end of summer!
Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast series! No episódio desta semana, você vai escutar uma conversa entre amigos sobre as férias de verão e os muitos planos para curtir o tempo perfeito!
Não deixe de falar todas as frases em voz alta, junto com a teacher Liv, para praticar bem a sua pronúncia e se tornar cada vez mais confiante. E aproveite o material extra que preparamos para você, está aqui embaixo!
Nós nos vemos na próxima! Have a lovely week!
In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up, you got to practice your pronunciation and learn some new expressions. You can continue your study session here, by reading the dialogue and checking out the written explanations with examples!
Thomas: I can’t believe this is the last week of summer break.
Julie: I know! It feels like it started yesterday.
Thomas: I haven’t done any of the things I had planned.
Julie: Like what?
Thomas: Well, I wanted to learn how to surf. And volunteer. And go on a hike. And road trip across the state. Maybe go camping, or travel to the beach.
Julie: What did you do instead?
Thomas: Played video games.
Julie: Oh. Anything good?
There are different meanings and usages of the phrase “feel like”. One of them is the one we see used in this dialogue, to describe something relating to another. It can be translated to “parece”. It compares the feeling you are having with something else.
It feels like I’m in heaven.
It feels like it’s 100 degrees here.
I feel like you don’t understand me.
He feels like he’s being manipulated.
They feel like they lost their way.
We feel like you could do better.
Another possible use for “feel like” is to describe something you want to do because you have the desire to. It can be translated to “estar a fim de”. In this case, the phrase is followed by a verb ending in -ING.
I feel like staying in bed.
We don’t feel like dancing right now.
They didn’t feel like going out yesterday.
He doesn’t feel like drinking tonight.
I don’t feel like cooking. Let’s order food instead.
She feels like writing. She’s inspired.
The Present Perfect tense is used when we want to talk about something that happened in the past, but has effects, consequences or repercussions in the present. It’s formed using the verb “HAVE” in the Present form, and a second verb in the Past Participle tense.
SUBJECT + HAVE/HAS + PAST PARTICIPLE VERB + COMPLEMENT
I + have + been + in Canada.
She + has + studied + for years.
It can commonly contain the words “since” or “for”, as measures of time and duration. Other indicatives of time can also be used, like “just”, “never”, “ever”, “yet” and “already”.
They have finished their work already.
We’ve been together since 2015.
She has just graduated.
I’ve never learned Mandarin.
You have worked in this company for years.
I have written a book.
For negative sentences, we add NOT after “have” or “has”.
I haven’t done any work yet.
It hasn’t been an easy week.
For “yes/no” questions, we move the auxiliary HAVE to the beginning of the sentence. For questions using WH words, we place the auxiliary between the word and the subject.
Have you worked here long?
Has she played the violin before?
What have you been up to?
Where has she gone?
Remember that you can listen to this episode as many times as you wish! You can also read along, and enjoy this extra content. That way, you'll be able to understand these new structures and use them in conversations in the future. Keep in mind that the more daily contact you have with the English language, the better you’ll get, so make sure you’re here for our next episode!
See you next time!
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