Professions

Porque saber inglés es tener una herramienta más para comunicarse, es abrir una puerta a nuevas oportunidades y porque es esencial practicarlo constantemente, te presentamos el siguiente artículo sobre profesiones.

VOCABULARY

Painter: pintor
Journalist: periodista
Accountant: contador
Coiffeur: peluquero
Lawyer: abogado
Actress: actriz
Architect: arquitecto
Doctor: doctor
Engineer: ingeniero
Dentist: dentista

REMEMBER

Las profesiones llevan el artículo (a/an) delante. Ejemplo:
– She is a journalist.
– He is an architect.

Si el nombre de la profesión (sustantivo) comienza con consonante, se utiliza “a” y si comienza con vocal, se utiliza “an”.

I WOULD LIKE…

“I would like” o su contracción “I’d like” quieren decir
“Me gustaría.”
“I’d like chicken, please.” / “Quisiera pollo, por favor”
“I’d like to eat a desert”/ “Me gustaría comer un postre”

Se usa la misma forma con otros sujetos.

Yo I would like – I’d like
Tú/ Usted You would like – You’d like
Él He would like – He’d like
Ella She would like – She’d like
Nosotros We would like – We’d like
Ellos They would like – They’d like
Ello It would like – It’d like

Para formar una pregunta simplemente hay que cambiar el orden.

Pregunta: Would you like ____?
Posibles respuestas: Yes, I would. / No, I wouldn’t.

STRUCTURE OF WOULD

Subject + Would + Main verb

The main verb is always the bare infinitive (infinitive without “to”) / El verbo principal debe colocarse siempre en infinitivo (sin “to” adelante)

SUBJECT AUXILIARY VERB MAIN VERB
+ She would / ‘d like tea.
She would not / wouldn’t like whisky.
? Would she like coffee?

SCENARIOS

Desire
Girl 1: Oh! I would like to buy a sweater. / Me gustaría comprar un sweater.
Girl 2: It would be wonderful. / Eso sería maravilloso.

Offer
Man 1: Would you like some coffee? / ¿Te gustaría tomar un café?
Man 2: No, I wouldn´t. / No, no me gustaría.

Invitation
Man: Would you like to go out with me tonight?/ ¿Te gustaría salir esta noche conmigo?
Girl: Yes, I would. / Si, me gustaría.

¡PON A PRUEBA TUS CONOCIMIENTOS!

A. Translate the following words. / Traduce las siguientes palabras

Lawyer:
Coiffeur:
Actress:
Painter:
Journalist:
Accountant:
Doctor:
Engineer:
Dentist:
Architect:

B. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences. / Corrige las siguientes oraciones, si es que tienen errores.

1. I would like playing tennis.
2. We would like not to go out.
3. She would like to be a dentist.
4. Would you like some coffee?
5. I would like to go out with you.
6. I would like chicken, please.
7. They would not like.
8. I would like to be journalist.
9. Would you like to be a doctor?
10. Would you like to be accountant?

SOLUTIONS / SOLUCIONES

A.
Lawyer: abogado
Coiffeur: peluquero
Actress: actriz
Painter: pintor
Journalist: periodista
Accountant: contador
Doctor: doctor
Engineer: ingeniero
Dentist: dentista
Architect: arquitecto

B.
1. I would like to play playing tennis.
2. We would not like not to go out.
3. She would like to be a dentist.
4. Would you like some coffee?
5. I would like to go out with you.
6. I would like chicken, please.
7. They would not like.
8. I would like to be a journalist.
9. Would you like to be a doctor?
10. Would you like to be an accountant?

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