Clase digital 2. Entretenimiento

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Hello again!

Welcome to class 2 for English C. I’m very happy to find you in this formative process, I hope you find it fascinating and learn as much as you can. In this lesson we will work with the topic of entertainment, and for that we will use the grammar related to: 

3.1 Verbos Like/ Love/ Hate

Every day in our lives we express, conscious or unconsciously, preferences, likes and dislikes about things, people or activities that are performed daily. The most common verbs to express these likes and dislikes are love, like and hate. They are used in simple present tense because they are routines or habitual actions, which means that if we are to use the personal pronouns “he, she, it” we add and “s”: likes, loves, hates.

It is very frequent that if you use social media, they ask you to give people a “like” to their videos or photos.

When you want to express preferences, likes and dislikes, most of the time we use the simple present tense with the verbs: «love», «like» to express likes and «hate» or “don’t like” to express dislikes with a thing (noun) or an action (verb). 

-Verbs: It can be and infinitive or gerund.

a) A verb in infinitive form. It is used to refer to a particular moment or situation.

  • I love to watch this movie,

Note: The verb “enjoy” is never followed by a verb in infinitive form.

b) A gerund form. It is used to refer to situations in general, routinely, or habitually events.

  • I love watching box fights
  • I hate playing soccer

As mentioned in the beginning, this class is related to entrainment, and we will review vocabulary:

  • Film genres: drama, comedy, horror, action, romance, animated, thriller, science fiction/sci-fi, documentary. 
  • musical instruments: piano, flute, guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, violin, cello, clarinet, harmonica, organ, keyboard.
  • Music Genres: classical, rock, heavy metal, easy listening, opera, instrumental, orchestra, pop, jazz, Tex-Mex, disco, electronic, country, K-pop, Mexican Regional music, folk, salsa, cumbia. 
  • Entertainment: soap operas, game shows, news, cartoons, talk shows, reality shows, anime, series.

Can  you express your preferences on entertainment?

  • What instrument would you like to play?
  • What film genre do you dislike?
  • What music genre do you like?

3.2 Pronombres indefinidos (Afirmación y negación)

Indefinite pronouns do not refer to a specific person, place, or thing. In English, there is a particular group of indefinite pronouns formed with a quantifier or distributive preceded by any, some, every and no.  Indefinite pronouns with some and any are used to describe indefinite and incomplete quantities in the same way that some and any are used alone. Indefinite pronouns are placed in the same location as a noun would go in the sentence.

  • Indefinite affirmative pronouns: anybody/anyone, somebody/someone, anyone/ anything, everyone/everything, all, every, each, another/other, everywhere/anywhere, somehow/anyhow, several/some, something.
  • Indefinite negative pronouns: not everybody/ not everyone/ not everything/ not everywhere/ not all.

3.3 Pronombres recíprocos

Reciprocal pronouns: each other, one another

We use reciprocal pronouns when each of two or more subjects is acting in the same way towards the other. The action is «reciprocated».

There are only two reciprocal pronouns, and they are both two words: each other/one another

To use these reciprocal pronouns, there must be two or more people, things or groups involved.

 To review more on the subject please check the resources provided in this lesson.

Objetivo didáctico de la clase

Estructurar enunciados usando las expresiones “like, love and hate” para expresar preferencia, sus gustos en diferentes situaciones relacionadas con música, géneros musicales, películas y entretenimiento, usando además pronombres recíprocos e indefinidos.

Contenido didáctico

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Use of the verbs like, love, hateUso de los verbos “like, love, hate”video[Acceder]
2Musical instrumentsVocabulario sobre instrumentos musicalesvideo[Acceder]
3Musical genresVocabulario sobre géneros musicalesvideo[Acceder]
4Film genresVocabulario sobre géneros de películasvideo[Acceder]
5Movie’s vocabularyVocabulario sobre películasvideo[Acceder]
6TV showsVocabulario sobre programas de TVvideo[Acceder]
7Indefinite pronounsExplicación de los pronombres indefinidosvideo[Acceder]
8Reciprocal pronounsRevisión de los pronombres recíprocos en inglésvideo[Acceder]

Material didáctico complementario

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Like, love, haterevisión de vocabularioPágina web +ejercicios[Acceder]

Resumen e ideas relevantes de la clase digital


To express preferences, you can use: like, love and hate.

We use indefinite pronouns to refer to people or things without saying exactly who or what they are. We use pronouns ending in -body or -one for people, and pronouns ending in -thing for things.

A reciprocal pronoun is used to indicate that two or more people are carrying out or have carried out an action of some type, with both receiving the benefits or consequences of that action simultaneously. Any time something is done or given in return, reciprocal pronouns are used. The same is true any time mutual action is expressed.

Hopefully, the videos suggested earlier gave you a chance to catch on the vocabulary necessary to express yourself about entertaining.

If you are ready, you can now proceed to the class exam and complete the consigna for class 2, good luck!