George Clooney and the 2nd conditional in English

The Beatles sang: What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Eric Clapton sang: Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven? And nobody hypothesized as passionately as Johnny Cash when he sang: If I were a carpenter and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway? Would you have my baby? Can you guess what these songs have in common? If you deduced that they all used the second English conditional (would + if + simple past), then you did your homework! Continue reading

Discover Spain and work on your Spanish with these radio programs

Escuchar la radio (listening to the radio) is a great tool to gain exposure to a foreign language while learning about a different culture. Students with an advanced level should do it regularly, and I also recommend it to students with an intermediate level. Remember to listen with patience and self compassion! Continue reading