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Titolo della lezione: Present Conditional

Asking distances – far


Use of neuter ‘it

Present Conditional
Asking distances – far
Use of neuter ‘it’
Present Conditional

1. Simple Present – (aux: do /does)


2. Present Conditional – (function aux: would)

1 Do you go to work by bus? No. I don’t. I go by train.


Does he often travel on business? No. He doesn’t.

2 Would you go to the London office on Tuesday?


I’d go if necessary. = I would go if necessary.

What would he like to have for lunch? Chicken or fish?


He’d like some fish with salad.
Would like – Affirmative-1

Person Affirmative

I would like some more time to finish my work.


You would like to go to the London office.
He / she would like to work in the accounts office.
We would like to do more overtime.
You would like to have Monday off.
They would like to have the meeting after 5:00.
Would like – Interrogative-2

Person Interrogative

(I) Would I like some more coffee? Yes, please.


(you) Would you like to work in our London office?
(he / she) Would he / she like to work in human resources?
(we ) Would we like to stay for dinner?
(you) Would you like to take Monday off?
(they) Would they like to have the meeting now?
Would like – Negative-3

Person Negative

(I) I wouldn’t like to work in the London office.


(you) You wouldn’t like to be in a queue for three hours.
(he / she) He / She wouldn’t like to work until 9:00 o’clock.
(we ) We wouldn’t like to live in a busy street.
(you) You wouldn’t like to work 12 hours a day.
(they) They wouldn’t like to have the meeting now.
Neuter ‘it’

‰ Pronoun it – refers to all things / animals


- It’s the new table for the dinning room.
- It’s my dog’s basket. (cuccia)
- It’s the new register I was telling you about.

‰ Pronoun it – refers to all those sentences that begin:


- E’ una bella giornata! = It’s a beautiful day!
- E’ un’idea fantastica! = It’s a fantastic idea!
- E’ gelido oggi! = It’s freezing today!
- Era l’inverno.. = It was winter..
- E’ una bugia. = It’s a lie.
Far – Asking about distance

far example

Question How far is it to the airport?


Type One How far is it from your house to your office?
How far is it to the post office?
How far is it to the bank?

Reply It’s about 50 kilometres away.


Type one It’s ten minutes by car, or a 30 minute walk.
It’s five minutes away.
It’s round the corner.
Question Is the airport far away?
Type Two Is your office far away?
Is the post office far away?
Is the bank far away?
Reply It’s a long way from here.
Type Two

Reply It isn’t far away.


Type Three
Titles

Singular Plural Correspondence


man Mr Brown Gentlemen Dear Sir / Sirs
Dear Mr Brown
woman
Miss Doris Jones Ladies Dear Madam
Mrs Claire Adams Dear Ladies
Ms Mary Black Dear Mrs Adams