Notice that r is most commonly pronounced in English by raising the tip of your tongue and curving it a little. It never sounds like the letter h.
ÁUDIO 9 3. Listen and write in your notebook the words you hear.
a) hair / rare
b) role / hole
c) rose / hose
d) home / roam
e) hat / rat
“You don’t want to tell this story to your children, do you?”
I. In which circumstances do we normally use this kind of question? Answer in your notebook.
a) To ask another person to agree with us.
b) To express surprise.
c) To check information that we know is true.
d) To make a comment and keep the conversation open.
II. What are the characteristics of this kind of question? Answer in your notebook.
a) It always expects an answer.
b) It does not necessarily expect an answer.
c) It is more commonly used in informal language.
d) It is used in both formal and informal language.
e) It always comes after a comma (,) in writing.
Tag questions turn a statement into a question. Usually, if the main clause is negative, the tag question is affirmative, and if the main clause is affirmative, the tag question is negative.
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Wildfire on the bank of the Paraguay River (MS), 2012.
2. Which of these alternatives are true? Use your notebook to answer.
a) Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale.
b) The world’s rainforests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.
c) The biggest driver of deforestation isn’t agriculture.
d) Farmers don’t cut forests to provide more room for planting crops or grazing livestock.
e) Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment.
f) Trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming.
g) The quickest solution to deforestation wouldn’t be to simply stop cutting down trees.
h) Deforestation rates haven’t slowed a bit in recent years.
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Deforestation ISN’T clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, is it?
The biggest driver of deforestation IS agriculture, isn’t it?
4. Complete the questions below with the correct auxiliary verbs. Then match each question to its corresponding answer and write them in your notebook. Choose words from the boxes.