Saturday, 7 February 2009


A) DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES: These expressions couldn´t be left out.
-Louisiana was seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina WHICH left thousands of people homeless.
-He is the only person WHO understands me.

(In these 2examples the relative pronun functions as "subject", so in this case it cannot be omitted)
-I have lost my sunglasses (WHICH) I bought yesterday. (In this case, WHICH functions as "object), so it can be omitted)

B)NON-DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES: They give extra information about the noun they qualify. They use commas1!!!
-Nadal,WHO won his sixth Grand Slam tournament, defeated Federer last Sunday in Australia.
-Obama, WHO is the forty-fourth president of the USA, is the first African-American man ever elected.
-"Sunflowers", WHICH was painted by Vincent Van Gogh, will be exposed at El Prado Museum.
Practice 1
Practice 2
Practice 3

Monday, 2 February 2009

Pronunciation /I/ versus /i:/

Here you have the chance to practice the differences between these two sounds /I/ (Short i) and /i:/ (log i)in a "humorous way"..jeje.
Practice with the words, you will find the pronunciation of /i:/at the beginning, middle and the end of the words. Pay attention to all the examples.
Try and enjoy!