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Confusing words: appointment – date

Appointment/date

In Spanish and Catalan we usually use ‘cita’ for when we have arranged to meet somebody for professional advice and for when we when we have arranged to meet somebody for leisure.  However, these  two words are very different in English.

Appointment is the word we should use for professional advice like when we go to the doctor for health reasons.

Date is the word we should use for reasons related to meeting somebody for fun or leisure (even if it ends in an argument 😉   )

Look at these examples and after do the quiz.

A – How do you feel today? 

B- Very happy because I have a date with Mick and he’s the so gorgeous!

 

A- How  do you feel today?

B- Quite bad. I have a very bad backache and I have to get an appointment with my doctor.

B2 · Vocabulary

B2 Vocabulary on Crime and Punishment

crime

Ooh! Not such a nice topic to speak about. Did you know that the English language has a wide variety of words for all types of different crimes. And you’d say something like ‘what’s so new about that?’ Yep, but as a matter of fact, English even has words relating to different types of ‘stealing’ For instance if it’s in a shop where somebody is nicking some of the goods, the word here would be ‘shoplifting’. If it’s a bank where the crime takes place, it would be ‘robbery’ and so on.

Here’s a vocabulary activity for this topic. Please, remember that feedback makes me SO happy 😉

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