English Language Notes – Present Perfect with ‘For’ and ‘Since’

The aim of this post is to show how we can use the prepositions ‘for’ and ‘since’ to talk about the present perfect.

The perfect simple is an action in the past which is happening now.

Ex: I’ve lived in Bogota all my life

As a result, there are two preposition that can help us to indicate a link of the time. Firstly, I going to talk about “for“. Look at these examples:

  • I’ve worked at Bank for three years
  • He’s played tennis for two years and now he is a professional player

We use “for” to express how long is the situation, such as six month, one hour or ten years.

Now, we use “since” to express when the action starts or an exactly time in the past. Like day, year or season. Examples:

  • Alicia has left Paris since 1996
  • I’ve been ill since last saturday.

Structure

Subject + has/have or  haven’t/hasn’t or ‘ve/’s + past participle verb

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English Language Notes – 6 ways to Talk About The Future

According tohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030p6c0

Today, I going to show you different ways to talk about the Future. There are six ways and I am going to show some examples and particular uses for each. This is the list of several uses of the future in the English Language:

  1. Be going to
  2. Will
  3. Present continuous
  4. Present Simple (For Timetables)
  5. Be about to
  6. A group of words

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English Language Notes – Similar Words

According tohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kb7tn

In English, there are some words which have a close meaning but different uses, for example Tall – High and Big – Large. I’m going to explain you in which case you must use them.

Tall vs High: We don’t use high when we want to talk about people. We must use tall. For example:

  • I am 1.7 meters tall
  • I found a high mountains in the north of Colombia
  • The light switch is too high for my child

However, we can use tall to describe things high and thin in their shape. Such as, trees and buildings.

  • Bacata tower is the tallest building in Bogota City.

Big vs Large: We use big to describe real things or abstract ideas. In contrast, large has a more formal uses and only describe real things.

  • (real) London is a big tourist destination.
  • (abstract) I have a big business idea.
  • (real) A large percent of immigrants are women

Quiz:

In English language, which are the correct sentences?

  • My father is 1.70 mts high.
  • I looked down from high window to garden below.
  • Moving house is a large decision.

17. Inyecciones de Dependencias con AngularJS

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La inyección de dependencias es un patrón de diseño de software el cual los componentes de una clase (atributos y métodos) son obtenidos por dependencias de otros objetos (wiki). Esto evita que la clase escriba sus propios métodos y ayuda a desarrollar componentes re-utilizables, mantenibles y fáciles de probar. AngularJS provee un mecanismo de inyección de dependencias. los cuales son:

  • value
  • factory
  • service
  • provider
  • constant

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English Language Notes – Adjective Order

According tohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jmf01

The podcast gives us a simple definition about the adjectives, it said that an adjective is a useful word to describe things or nouns. Such as big, small, blue or tasty. But sometimes we need to use two or more adjectives in order to describe a noun. So let’s start !

Check the next example below:

This is my big old red leather sofa

The order is: Size – Age – Color – Material, but Why? the reason is that you have to put the adjective with the meaning most closely related to the noun. The last adjective (leather) has a closer connection with the sofa.

Blue stripy cotton cushions.

The orde is: Colour, Quality and Material

Beautiful green Turkish kilim

Ther order is: Opinion – Color – Country

Vocabulary:

  • Striply: with a pattern of stripes
  • Kilim: Turkish carpet
  • Cushions: a cloth bag filled with something soft.

16. Servicios con AngularJS

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AngularJS incorpora el concepto de “Seperaciones por Intereses“, usando una arquitectura de servicios. Los servicios son funciones de javascript y son responsables de hacer tareas especificas. Esto crea porciones de código los cuales son más mantenibles y fáciles de probar. Los servicios son normalmente declarados usando el mecanismo de inyección de AngularJS.

AngularJS provee algunos servicios incluidos, por ejemplo, $http, $route, $window, $location, entre otros. Cada servicio es responsable de una tarea específica, por ejemplo $http se usa para realizar llamados Ajax, $route se una para definir el enrutamiento de la información. Los servicios tiene el prefijo de signo de peso $.

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The Help – Criadas y Señoras

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Cabe denotar que no soy un crítico de literatura y mi poca experiencia literaria no se alinean con lo que verdaderos expertos puedan opinar. En consecuencia, esta reseña es mi simple opinión y una descripción de los sentimientos que este libro encontró en mi.

Inicialmente me sentí atraído por este libro, simplemente por la admiración hacia la lucha social levantada por los afroamericanos en Estados  Unidos en los años 60s. Escuchar nombres como Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks y Martin Luther King llenan en mi interior un espíritu de esperanza por las causa pequeñas, por luchas por la equidad en los temas cotidianos y en vivir en paz sin desigualdad. Este pequeño espíritu que se despertó en mí, me llevó a leer este maravilloso libro. Seguir leyendo “The Help – Criadas y Señoras”