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Lecciones para aprender y mejorar tú inglés. English lessons to improve your grammar, vocabulary and listening skills.

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Episodes

Spanish Food from a British Perspective - AIRC299

Feb 16, 2020 52:54

Description:

Spanish food has a wonderful reputation all over the world, but what do British people think of it and which dishes are our personal favorites?
Find out what we think of Spanish cuisine and improve your food vocabulary.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Mexico - AIRC298

Feb 9, 2020 31:43

Description:

Learn about Mexico and improve your English, especially your listening skills.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Personal Finance - AIRC297

Feb 2, 2020 47:38

Description:

Do you budget your money? Are you saving for anything special?
How do you manage your income and expenses? You’ll learn some personal finance vocabulary in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Board Games - AIRC296

Jan 26, 2020 32:58

Description:

What’s your favourite board game? You’ll learn some vocabulary that will help you play board games in English and we’ll tell you our favourite games.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

The most difficult things about learning Spanish - AIRC295

Jan 19, 2020 45:00

Description:

What are the most difficult things about learning Spanish?
You can learn a lot from the way we overcame the challenges of learning a second language.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Argentina - AIRC294

Jan 12, 2020 32:56

Description:

You’ll learn some interesting facts about Argentina and improve your English.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

English expressions for awkward and uncomfortable situations - AIRC293

Jan 5, 2020 33:07

Description:

What do you say to people when someone dies? When you receive a present you don’t like, or when you need to tell strangers that they’re children are bothering you?
You’ll learn what to say in some embarrassing situations.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

New Year Vocabulary - AIRC292

Dec 29, 2019 33:51

Description:

Happy New Year! Learn some New Year vocabulary and practise how to wish people ¡Feliz año nuevo!

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

 

Living Abroad - AIRC291

Dec 22, 2019 28:27

Description:

Have you ever thought of living abroad? What are the difficulties and rewards of moving to another country? We’ll find out as Reza and Craig are joined by Emilia, Nick and their daughter Lucia.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Colombia - AIRC290

Dec 15, 2019 57:03

Description:

Today we’re talking about Colombia, but not only between ourselves. We have two special guests who are going to give us some inside information on this fascinating country.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Famous Movie Quotes - AIRC289

Dec 8, 2019 47:47

Description:

What are some famous film quotes that we often use in English? Join us as we go to the movies today and may the force be with you. 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

British and American English vocabulary differences - AIRC288

Dec 1, 2019 45:33

Description:

People are queuing up to listen to this week’s podcast, or are they ‘standing in line’?
We’re speaking about some differences between British and American English, and we have a special American guest. 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Basic Verb Tense Review: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, past simple, going to - AIRC287

Nov 24, 2019 25:48

Description:

Revise the present simple, present continuous, present perfect, past simple and going to tenses.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Facts about language learning - AIRC286

Nov 17, 2019 40:55

Description:

What’s the best age to start learning English? How many languages can a person learn? Today we look at some interesting language learning facts. 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Baseball and Cricket Idioms - AIRC285

Nov 10, 2019 32:29

Description:

What’s the difference between baseball, softball and cricket? We’ll answer that question and you’ll learn some common cricket and baseball idioms in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Renewable Energy - AIRC284

Nov 3, 2019 38:27

Description:

What do you know about renewable energy? How important is solar, wind and hydroelectric power to the future of our planet? Learn some new environment vocabulary as we go green in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Truckers and Long Distance Lorry Drivers - AIRC283

Oct 27, 2019 43:36

Description:

You'll learn lorry and truck drivers' vocabulary and we also explain how we make this podcast. What preparation is involved and what should you do if you want to create your own podcast?

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

The Canary Islands - AIRC282

Oct 20, 2019 31:17

Description:

What do you know about the Canary Islands? Where are they and how are the Canary Islands connected with Franco, astronomy and Lord Nelson?

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

What to do in Belfast - AIRC281

Oct 13, 2019 48:00

Description:

What can you do as a tourist in Belfast?

We’ve got all the facts because not only is Reza from Belfast, but he just spent the summer there!

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

How to improve your reading skills - AIRC280

Oct 6, 2019 39:55

Description:

In this episode, we’ll give you some advice on how to improve your reading skills in English.

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or for academic purposes, we’ll give you some tips on how to do it better.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Translating and Interpreting - AIRC279

Sep 29, 2019 37:21

Description:

How can you become an interpreter? What's the difference between interpreting and translating?

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

18 Spanish idioms that don’t translate literally to English - AIRC278

Sep 22, 2019 33:57

Description:

Learn 18 idioms that do not translate literally from Spanish to English.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Business Meetings in English - AIRC277

Sep 13, 2019 35:17

Description:

 

We help you to be more effective in business meetings, overcome shyness, remove frustration, interrupt people and stop them from interrupting you!

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/

 

Nicaragua - AIRC276

Sep 8, 2019 29:08

Description:

Discover some very interesting facts about Nicaragua and improve your English with this podcast episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Asking basic questions in English - AIRC275

Sep 1, 2019 28:56

Description:

Questions are possibly the best way to start conversations and improve your speaking, but can you form them correctly in English?

We’ll help you ask better questions on this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Vegans and Vegetarians - AIRC274

Aug 25, 2019 42:02

Description:

What do Vegans eat and what differences are there between a vegan diet and a vegetarian one?

Today we’re joined by a special guest who’s going to explain it all to us.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Tea - AIRC273

Aug 18, 2019 43:04

Description:

Which country drinks the most tea and why do the British love it so much?

Also, why do so many Brits drink tea with milk?
You’ll learn the answers to these questions and much more in this episode about tea.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Building and construction - AIRC272

Aug 11, 2019 48:21

Description:

Learn vocabulary about building, decorating, construction and doing up your flat, apartment or house.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Tongue twisters to improve pronunciation - AIRC271

Aug 4, 2019 43:49

Description:

We are going to twist your tongue today because we’ve collected some tongue twisters to improve your English pronunciation.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Cowboys and Westerns - AIRC270

Jul 28, 2019 40:26

Description:

We’re as pleased as a cowboy in a saloon that you’ve decided to tie up your horse and join us this week as we go out West to take a look at some cowboy vocabulary.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

Peru - AIRC269

Jul 21, 2019 22:33

Description:

Learn some new facts about amazing Peru and improve your English at the same time.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Intonation in English - AIRC268

Jul 14, 2019 34:40

Description:

Have you noticed that English has different intonation than Spanish?

How do you know when to raise your voice up and lower it down?

We’re going to help you with that in this episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Business Vocabulary in Sales - AIRC267

Jul 7, 2019 44:42

Description:

Learn about faulty goods, leads, pitches and cold calls on this episode about sales. Welcome to the podcast that does not have a money back guarantee!

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

 

Ellipsis...leaving stuff out - AIRC266

Jun 30, 2019 34:32

Description:

Want to learn some English today? I’ve just used ellipsis. I did not say Do you want to learn some English, just ‘want to learn some English? Easy, right? Not so fast. There’s more to ellipsis than meets the eye. We’ll explain it all in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Why do the British drive on the left? - AIRC265

Jun 23, 2019 40:23

Description:

Why do some countries drive on the left and some on the right? We’ll answer that for you and we’ll quiz you on which countries are left-handed when it comes to traffic.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Baby Vocabulary - AIRC264

Jun 16, 2019 39:48

Description:

Have you got a baby, or are you thinking of having one? In response to a listener question, here’s an episode about baby vocabulary.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Integrating into British Culture - AIRC263

Jun 9, 2019 34:02

Description:

How can you integrate well and fit in when you’re working in an English-speaking country? Even with a good level of English, it’s not always easy. We give some tips and advice in this podcast episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Brazil - AIRC262

Jun 2, 2019 35:47

Description:

There’s a lot more to Brazil than football, coffee and carnivals! We talk all about Brazil in this episode, so get ready to Samba and improve your English.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Brand Loyalty and Customer Service - AIRC261

May 26, 2019 43:05

Description:

What does a customer need in order to be a return customer?” In other words, how can companies create brand loyalty and what is good customer service?

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Show notes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

The difference between goal, aim, target, objective and purpose - AIRC260

May 19, 2019 32:18

Description:

We’re looking at five words today that you might get confused; goal, aim, target, objective and purpose and we’ll help you with some advice and equipment if you want to start your own podcast.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

 

 

Traffic - AIRC259

May 12, 2019 56:07

Description:

Is a motorway bigger than a dual carriageway? What’s the difference between street, road and avenue?
What is a roundabout and how do you say roundabout in American English?
We answer all these questions and more in this episode on traffic.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Very British Problems - AIRC258

May 5, 2019 37:20

Description:

How can you improve your speaking? What’s the difference between whenever and whatever and when do you use them?  We’ll give you some help with these questions in this episode and look at some three-word British horror stories.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Expressions About Age - AIRC257

Apr 28, 2019 36:12

Description:

We talk about age in this episode. You'll learn expressions like 'over the hill', 'to come of age', 'in your prime' and what it's like to have 'a senior moment'.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

How to improve your listening skills - AIRC256

Apr 21, 2019 40:37

Description:

We give you tips, advice and suggestions on how to improve your listening skills in English.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Pollution and contamination - AIRC255

Apr 14, 2019 37:39

Description:

Do you know the meaning of sludge and smog? Is there a difference between contamination and pollution? What does it mean if something is biodegradable? Learn about pollution and how it affects the environment in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Ecuador - AIRC254

Apr 7, 2019 33:38

Description:

Learn with us as we take a close look at the country of Ecuador and discover 10 amazing facts about the country and its history and biodiversity.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Your Questions Answered - AIRC253

Mar 31, 2019 43:04

Description:

Did you ever.. or Have you ever.., which is correct?
How can you improve your listening skills?
What’s the difference between doubt and hesitate?
We answer your questions, and help you improve your English, on this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

International Business - AIRC252

Mar 24, 2019 45:54

Description:

What’s the difference between a wholesaler and a retailer? What’s bartering and what does it mean to ‘outsource’ something. You’ll learn about International business in this episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/

Forensic Science - AIRC251

Mar 17, 2019 29:22

Description:

There are many ways to kill someone. You could strangle them, shoot them, stab them, poison them or drown them.

Today we’re speaking about forensic science and helping you with some murder vocabulary so that you can understand it better.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Years, dates, numbers, fractions and percentages, Part 1 - AIRC250

Mar 10, 2019 37:40

Description:

Today you’ll learn how to say dates, numbers, years, fractions and percentages in English.

Welcome to the two hundred and fiftieth episode of the podcast.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Irreversible Binomials - AIRC249

Mar 3, 2019 29:42

Description:

Learn to use fixed expressions like 'nice and easy', 'safe and sound', 'by and large', 'neat and tidy' and you'll sound more natural when you speak English.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Rather and Prefer - AIRC248

Feb 24, 2019 40:48

Description:

Would you rather study English with a boring grammar book, or would you prefer to improve your English with us on this podcast? Today you’ll learn how to use rather and prefer. 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Stative Verbs - AIRC247

Feb 17, 2019 35:40

Description:

What are stative verbs and how do we use them in English? That’s what you’ll find out in this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Expressions with MIND - AIRC246

Feb 10, 2019 30:44

Description:

English might be the last thing on your mind today. But we don’t mind because we hope to change your mind in today’s episode about, you guessed it, expressions with the word ‘mind’.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Family Idioms - AIRC245

Feb 3, 2019 38:07

Description:

Do you want to improve your English and take it to the next level? All you need to do is listen to this podcast and Bob’s your Uncle!
We look at family idioms today.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Make and Do Collocations - AIRC244

Jan 27, 2019 38:17

Description:

Is it correct to say make research or do research? Make progress or do progress? What about arrangements, housework and love - is it do or make? We’ll give you the answers in this episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Romantic Body Language - AIRC243

Jan 20, 2019 35:57

Description:

How do you know when someone is attracted to you? We’ll find out in this episode and you’ll learn words like ‘glimpse’, ‘glance’, ‘gaze’, ‘toss’ and ‘flush’.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

30 Grammar Mistakes that Spanish Speakers Make - AIRC242

Jan 13, 2019 43:12

Description:

Today we’re focusing on grammar and we’re going to help you avoid some common grammar errors that Spanish speakers sometimes make.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

Artificial Intelligence - AIRC241

Jan 6, 2019 45:51

Description:

What is artificial intelligence and how is it affecting our world? Should we be afraid of AI and what could it mean for our future? 

We explain the difference between strong AI and weak AI and VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) in this podcast.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

Homographs - AIRC240

Dec 30, 2018 36:25

Description:

Today we're speaking about homographs, words that are spelled the same way, and may or may not be pronounced the same way. Words like bow, row, object, bass and refuse.

Learn all about Homographs in this episode

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dec 25, 2018 07:06

Description:

We wish you all health and happiness during the holiday and the coming year.

Sewing and Knitting - AIRC239

Dec 23, 2018 45:58

Description:

We know you’ve been sitting on pins and needles and busting at the seams since last Sunday waiting for this week’s podcast.

You’ll learn words like pins, needles, seams, cuffs, thimble and many more in this episode about sewing and knitting.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

Body Language - AIRC238

Dec 16, 2018 42:51

Description:

How do you know when someone is lying to you? We’re going to help you understand people’s body language in this episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Homonyms - AIRC237

Dec 8, 2018 34:13

Description:

This week we’re speaking about homonyms.
Homonyms are spelled the same and sound the same but they have different meanings.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Your questions answered - AIRC236

Dec 2, 2018 37:27

Description:

How to use ALONG, reading in the IELTS exam and your questions answered.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Homophones - AIRC235

Nov 25, 2018 41:02

Description:

Learn all about homophones. Words that have the same sound but different meaning and spelling.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Show notes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

The difference between even though, even if and even so - AIRC234

Nov 18, 2018 28:44

Description:

What's the difference between even if, even so and even though? We'll explain that in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Words from Shakespeare - AIRC233

Nov 11, 2018 25:32

Description:

Words invented by William Shakespeare, like scuffle, belongings, eyeball and cold-blooded, are explained in this vocabulary episode.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

To Tip or Not to Tip - AIRC232

Nov 4, 2018 39:34

Description:

 

Should we tip in restaurants and cafes? What percentage is acceptable? Who should we tip and who shouldn’t we tip? In this episode, we discuss tipping in the UK, the US and Spain.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Basic Legal English - AIRC231

Oct 28, 2018 41:38

Description:

You'll learn the basics of legal English in this episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

When to Use Never and Ever, Between and Within - AIRC230

Oct 21, 2018 26:29

Description:

When should you use ever and when should you use never?
What’s the difference between within and between? Learn this, and more, on this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Diseases and Illnesses - AIRC229

Oct 14, 2018 43:53

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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How are you feeling today? We hope you’re well because today we’re talking about diseases and illnesses. You’ll learn how to talk about sickness, disease and illness. 

Nature vocabulary with Monica Stocker from el blog para aprender ingles - AIRC228

Oct 7, 2018 39:06

Description:

Learn all about nature vocabulary with special guest Monica Stocker.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

 

The Dynamic Duo is Back! - AIRC227

Sep 30, 2018 41:01

Description:

How to improve your listening at conferences, reading aloud with Heinrich Schliemann and your questions answered.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Engine and motor, jump and leap, due to, the plural of ‘you’ and a Beatles Song - AIRC226

Sep 23, 2018 33:22

Description:

What’s the difference between ‘jump’ and ‘leap’, ‘engine’ and ‘motor’? How do you say ‘you’ in the plural (ustedes, vosotros)? How do you use the expression ‘due to’?

We answer your questions and look at the nonsense words of a famous Beatles song in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Forests and Woods - AIRC225

Sep 16, 2018 27:55

Description:

When was the last time you went for a walk in a forest? In this episode we’ll teach you some vocabulary and idioms connected to forests and trees.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Canada - AIRC224

Sep 9, 2018 31:47

Description:

What do you know about Canada? In this episode, we’re going to put Canada under the microscope and look at some interesting facts and famous people that come from the second largest country on the planet.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Wishes, Desires and Regrets - AIRC223

Sep 2, 2018 30:56

Description:

How can you talk about your wishes and desires? How do you express regrets about the past?

The grammar can be a bit tricky but don’t worry, we’re going to help you on this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza and Craig

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Cheese - AIRC222

Aug 26, 2018 36:10

Description:

We spoke about wine in episode 210 and what better podcast to go with wine than cheese.
Do you have a favourite cheese? You’ll learn about some different types of cheeses, and some cheese idioms, in this episode

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Death - AIRC221

Aug 19, 2018 42:09

Description:

Learn words like coffin, grave, embalm and bury as we get deadly serious about death and dying in this podcast episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Idioms Connected to House & Home - AIRC220

Aug 12, 2018 28:20

Description:

When was the last time you 'got lead down the garden path' or 'got on with someone like a house on fire'?


You’ll learn some useful idioms connected to house and home in this 'homely’ episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Modal Verbs in the Past - AIRC219

Aug 5, 2018 35:28

Description:

‘Can’t have been’, ‘must have been’, 'might have been'. We explain how to use modal verbs in the past in this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza and Craig.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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How to Change the Subject in English - AIRC218

Jul 29, 2018 37:36

Description:

What can you say in English if you want to talk about something else? Maybe you’re bored or you want to talk about something more relevant to you.


We’ll show you how to change the subject on this episode.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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10 Fish You Should Know - AIRC217

Jul 23, 2018 52:54

Description:

How well do you know your fish? Learn how to say your favourite fish and seafood in English in this fishy episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Social Class - AIRC216

Jul 16, 2018 51:15

Description:

Is there a social class structure in your country? In the UK many people are very aware of social class and their place in society.
We speak about social class on this podcast. 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Phrasal Verbs You Can Separate - AIRC215

Jul 8, 2018 30:38

Description:

Some phrasal verbs can be separated, we can put the object after the verb, and some cannot. In this episode,  we look at 10 phrasal verbs that you can separate and put the object in the middle.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Jose’s possibly true story - AIRC214

Jul 2, 2018 28:27

Description:

You’ll practise listening comprehension today and learn some new vocabulary with Jose’s possibly true story.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Your questions and feedback - AIRC213

Jun 25, 2018 38:03

Description:

How to study English when you’re old, the difference between bare and bear, the last time Ana Giovanna helped someone, Luigi’s favourite biscuits, what kind of food do Reza and Craig miss from their childhood?
Your questions answered in this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Still, Yet, No longer & No more - AIRC212

Jun 18, 2018 38:43

Description:

Are you still listening to this podcast? Aren’t you bored yet? - We're looking at still, yet, no longer and no more in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Pregnancy and Babies with Special Guest Lynne - AIRC211

Jun 11, 2018 45:04

Description:

All about pregnancy, giving birth and having babies with Craig, Reza and Lynne.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Wine - AIRC210

Jun 4, 2018 46:16

Description:

If you're feeling thirsty and want to relax and unwind, why not join us to learn all about wine.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Italy - AIRC209

May 28, 2018 38:18

Description:

We’re talking about Italy in this podcast. Italian culture, sport, fashion, food, politics and even The Italian Mafia.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

 

Different Uses of the Word LAST - AIRC208

May 21, 2018 42:10

Description:

In this episode, we look at many different ways to use the word “last”.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Biscuits - AIRC207

May 13, 2018 53:27

Description:

Sit back with a nice cup of tea and enjoy this episode about biscuits and cookies.

 

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Onomatopoeia - AIRC206

May 7, 2018 31:44

Description:

In this episode we look at onomatopoeia and sound words that you can use in English to widen your vocabulary.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

The World of Bikes - AIRC205

Apr 30, 2018 38:26

Description:

We’re in the saddle today to talk about bikes. So, hold on to your handlebars and get peddling as we ride together through the very specific vocabulary of bikes and biking on this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

The Language of Politicians - AIRC204

Apr 23, 2018 33:48

Description:

Do you love them or hate them? Whatever you think of politicians we’re going to put the language they use under the microscope in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Beer - AIRC203

Apr 16, 2018 59:35

Description:

Learn all about beer in this alcoholic episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Helping People - AIRC202

Apr 9, 2018 42:11

Description:


When was the last time you helped someone? We’ve got a true story this week from Jose.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Poetry - AIRC201

Apr 2, 2018 41:16

Description:

Do you have a favourite poem? We’re going to tell you poems we like and explain some poetry vocabulary in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/  

Ask Us Anything - AIRC200

Mar 26, 2018 01:05:39

Description:

We answer your questions and celebrate our 200th podcast episode with you.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

NO and NOT - AIRC199

Mar 19, 2018 28:16

Description:

When do you use NO and when do you use NOT in English? We’ll help you understand the difference in this episode.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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The Impersonal Passive - AIRC198

Mar 12, 2018 28:35

Description:

What is the impersonal passive and how can you use it effectively in English?

Find out in this podcast.


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Paying Attention - AIRC197

Mar 5, 2018 40:35

Description:

What is ADHD and how do you know if you have it? Is it difficult for you to pay attention? Then you need to listen to this podcast.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Chatting with your friends in English - AIRC196

Feb 26, 2018 44:47

Description:

Do you know what to say when you’re hanging out with friends socially? What does ‘hanging out mean? Learn how to chat with your friends in English in this episode.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Expressions with Take and Get - AIRC195

Feb 19, 2018 48:19

Description:

Learn some useful expressions with TAKE and GET and how to ask questions correctly in English in this week’s episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza and Craig!

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

The Parts of English Speech - AIRC194

Feb 12, 2018 46:07

Description:

How many parts of speech are there? If verbs are one part and nouns another, how many are there in total? Find out in this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Coffee and Cafe Culture - AIRC193

Feb 5, 2018 49:19

Description:

How do you order your favourite coffee in English?
We’re taking a look inside cafe and barista culture in this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Wales - AIRC192

Jan 29, 2018 30:49

Description:

What do you know about Wales? Wales the country, not the big fish! Learn all about The Welsh and their beautiful country and traditions in this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

 

Stationery Addiction - AIRC191

Jan 22, 2018 45:24

Description:


Craig has another addiction. Learn all about it (and some stationery vocabulary) on this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

At the Chemist’s, Pharmacy or Drugstore - AIRC190

Jan 15, 2018 30:17

Description:

Have you ever been to a chemist’s or drugstore while travelling? We’re going to help you with the specific vocabulary you may need if you feel a bit sick while on holiday.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Butcher Vocabulary - AIRC189

Jan 8, 2018 46:45

Description:

We’re speaking about meat and butcher vocabulary today. Everything from pork chops and meatballs to salami and chorizo!

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Art Vocabulary - AIRC188

Jan 1, 2018 39:41

Description:


We’re talking art today on Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

What’s the difference between to sculpt and to carve? What is bronze, brass and copper? Find out on this episode and take your art vocabulary to the next level.

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Winter Weather - AIRC187

Dec 25, 2017 48:07

Description:

What’s the coldest place you’ve ever been to? We’re speaking about winter weather this week, AND the difference between ‘under’, ‘below’ and ‘beneath’.


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

8 Self-study Tips and Advice with Anna - AIRC186

Dec 18, 2017 39:14

Description:


Today we’re joined by our good friend and colleague Anna Wright who has some great advice on learner diaries and other ways to organize your studies and document your progress.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Supermarket Vocabulary and Job Interviews - AIRC185

Dec 11, 2017 39:45

Description:

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Natural Disasters - AIRC184

Dec 4, 2017 37:47

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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How to take your relationship to the next physical level in English - AIRC183

Nov 27, 2017 45:44

Description:


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Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

DIY and Home Improvement - AIRC182

Nov 19, 2017 34:39

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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The Theatre - AIRC181

Nov 13, 2017 44:17

Description:

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Word Stress with Wayne - AIRC180

Nov 6, 2017 42:27

Description:


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More Linking Expressions - AIRC179

Oct 30, 2017 27:26

Description:

On today’s podcast you’ll learn more linking words ‘so as to’ take your English to the next level.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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The Difference Between AS and SINCE - AIRC178

Oct 23, 2017 29:35

Description:


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How to write an email to a technical support team - AIRC177

Oct 15, 2017 36:49

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Camping - AIRC176

Oct 9, 2017 42:31

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

British Music Legends - AIRC175

Oct 2, 2017 58:56

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Aliens and UFOs - AIRC174

Sep 25, 2017 39:48

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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British Castles - AIRC173

Sep 18, 2017 44:02

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Disfluencies and..er...um...Discourse..erm...Markers - AIRC172

Sep 11, 2017 37:56

Description:


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Josep’s True English Story - AIRC171

Sep 4, 2017 39:28

Description:


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Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

How to Begin a Presentation in English - AIRC170

Aug 28, 2017 39:47

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Speaking English Like a Native Speaker - AIRC169

Aug 21, 2017 40:30

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Ivan’s True English Story & author Dana Gynther - AIRC168

Aug 14, 2017 50:17

Description:

Old English - AIRC167

Aug 7, 2017 47:13

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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The Cambridge CAE Exam - AIRC166

Jul 30, 2017 50:10

Description:

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Chemistry Vocabulary - AIRC165

Jul 24, 2017 42:22

Description:


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A Touring Holiday in the UK - AIRC164

Jul 16, 2017 46:02

Description:

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Music Vocabulary - AIRC163

Jul 10, 2017 50:57

Description:

On this podcast, you’ll improve your music vocabulary and learn a few music expressions and idioms that will take your English to the next level. Welcome to Aprender Inglés with Reza and Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Academic Terms and Vocabulary - AIRC162

Jul 3, 2017 34:02

Description:

Today on Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig, do we say ‘make an exam’ or ‘do an exam’? What’s the difference between a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree? We talk about Academic terms and vocabulary on this week’s show.

Voice message from Igor from San Sebastian

Books we recommend and writers we like?
Bill Bryson - https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bryson 

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Ernest Hemingway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway  

Neil Gaiman (short fiction, novels, comic books) The Sandman, American Gods, The Graveyard Book - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman  

Graded readers (or read a book in Spanish first and then read the original)
Comics
Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, Batman, Spiderman
What are you favourite authors and genres?
What are you reading at the moment?

Voice message from Ivan from Valencia
X”I’d like to point out how useful have your podcasts been for me.”X (.....your podcasts have been for me. Not a question, so not question word order.)
I beg you to…..
It’s messy in my mind
Pronunciation - ‘title’

ACADEMIC TERMS
We looked at some useful academic vocabulary in episode 87:
http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/01/24/academic-english-vocabulary-airc87/ 

Here are a few more expressions:
To do/sit/take an exam

To redo/resit/retake an exam (if you fail first time round!) - to do resits

To do a degree in ___________ eg. I’m doing a degree in Physics at Oxford (University)
(A career = a long-term profession/job, NOT a degree. eg. Peter had a 30-year career as a policeman until he retired.)

Higher education (HE) = university (UK)/college (USA) level education

Further education (FE) = education after leaving school, eg. a technical college, an agricultural college, a catering college, etc.

Tertiary education = anything after Primary then Secondary education = FE or HE

There are four main degree levels: associate, bachelors, masters, and doctorate.

Associate Degrees
2-year courses for things like nursing, graphic design and other vocational areas. - community colleges and technical schools.

Completing an associate degree program qualify you to get a job.
The most common degrees available at the associate level include:

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Associate of Science (A.S.)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Bachelor's Degrees
Undergraduate program - 4 years usually - major area of study, such as finance, history, communications or biology.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S./B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Master's Degrees
Master's degree programs are graduate programs that let you specialize in an area of study.
Usually take 1-2 years to complete.
Many master's degree programs need you to write a thesis for graduation.

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Science (M.S./M.Sc.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Doctoral Degrees
Doctoral degree programs, also known as Ph.D. programs, are the most advanced type of degree program available. Admittance may require individuals to hold a master's degree, although several programs accept candidates who only hold bachelor's degrees.

Completing a Ph.D. program usually takes several years, and often involves the completion of a dissertation and a major research project.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

For a fairly exhaustive list of useful academic expressions to write academic English at university level, try the Academic Phrase Bank compiled by Dr. John Morley::
http://www.kfs.edu.eg/com/pdf/2082015294739.pdf 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualification_types_in_the_United_Kingdom
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/thesaurus-category/british/degrees-and-other-academic-qualifications 


Email from Ana Perez
Hello Reza and Craig:
I want to thank you for your job, I've just passed the FCE and you had helped me a lot. I usually go to work listening to your podcasts even now because I want to go on improving my English. I'm 52 years old and I don't need it for my job but I love it since I was child (I’ve loved it). I'm looking for something to practice my speaking ability, but all what (that/ O) I find such as total inmersión (immersion) is too expensive. Do you know something else?
By the way, your voices are very very nice.
Thank you for everything,
Kisses,
Ana

You could sign up for an online service like italki and pay an online teacher.

You can start by recording yourself on your mobile phone to increase your confidence.

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Are you too shy to practise your English online?
PLease tell us what is stopping you from using Skype, or similar software, to improve your speaking.
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Corey Fineran
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Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
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Manuel Velázquez
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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid and Alberto from Granada for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions. Alberto has transcribed episodes 132 and 133, so we now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 142.

On next week's episode: Music Vocabulary

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'











Personal Space - AIRC161

Jun 26, 2017 44:45

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How important is personal space and body language when you are communicating? What’s the difference between alone, by myself and on my own? All this and more in this week’s episode of…..Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Email from Alberto from Granada who is transcribing episodes for us
I saw recently a British TV drama called “The Fall”, starring Gillian Anderson, which is set in Northern Ireland. Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but I totally recommend it. I really loved the Northern Irish accent, you know, like every sentence is a question and the tone rises at the end. I found it very funny. Could you please ask Reza to do some Northern Irish accent for me, pleaseeee? I would really enjoy it!
Alberto

Voice message from Jesus from Valencia about subtitles when watching films and TV series
Jesus is another AIRCoholic)
“I’ve been studying English my whole life” / “I’ve been taking it seriously since…./for the last year and a half.”
Pronunciation of ‘searched’ only ‘t’ and ‘d’ sounds for the ‘ed’ ending (started, landed, farted, painted, needed, decided, waited)
I watch A BUNCH of movies
Dependant XaboutX - ON

Mamen from Biescas
On my own / by myself / alone / lonely
‘On my own’ - when you do stuff without help - “I painted the flat on my own”, “I fixed my bike on my own.”
‘By myself’ usually describes a situation, not when you do something.
https://quizlet.com/es  
https://www.memrise.com/  
https://www.duolingo.com/  


Voice message from Miguel (Michael) who doesn’t have a dog. He has a baby and a cat.

English people are very ‘close moved’ or ‘separative’ (stand-offish, aloof, distant, remote, detached, impersonal, withdrawn, reserved, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, unapproachable, unfriendly, unsociable, cool, chilly, cold, haughty, disdainful, uninvolved, unresponsive, indifferent, unconcerned, introverted)
They guard their personal space.

Would you sit at a table that was already taken in a crowded bar or cafe if there were empty seats?

Which cultures need a lot of personal space?

Which nationalities don’t necessarily need a lot of personal space?

How important is body language when you are communicating?

Should you kiss an English woman when you are introduced to her for the first time?

How important is a handshake? - Should you get the upper hand?
TED Talk by Allan Pease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ7k8cMA-4 

Documentary on body language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY1K_IefjSA 

Do you kiss and hug men that you are close to?

What other cultural differences can you think of between the Spanish and the English?
- meal times and business hours
- siesta
- eating & drinking habits
- Christmas and New Year
- politeness & directness
- tutting (to say no) and hissing (to get someone’s attention)
- customer service

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have an opinion on personal space, or anything we've spoken about in this podcast?
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Zara Heath Picazo
Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
Corey Fineran
Mariel Riedemann
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Agus Paolucci
Manuel Velázquez
Néstor García Mañes
Juan Carlos

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid and Alberto from Granada for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions. Alberto has transcribed episodes 132 and 133, so we now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 142.

On next week's episode: Academic terms and vocabulary

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Studying for the FCE Exam and Climate Change Vocabulary - AIRC160

Jun 19, 2017 38:03

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Are you studying for the Cambridge FCE exam? Need some help? We’ll be talking about that and climate change vocabulary on this week’s episode of…...AIRC

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Voice message from Andress and Lulu who are living in Yorkshire, UK
We spoke about the pronunciation of irregular verbs in episode 73 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/10/18/pronunciation-of-irregular-verbs-airc73/  )
We also spoke about the 'ed' endings on regular verbs in episode 60 ( https://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/07/19/the-ed-ending-on-past-regular-verbs-airc60-2/  )

XWe are living in Yorkshire since one year ago.X - We’ve been living in Yorkshire for a year. We came to Yorkshire a year ago. How long have you been living in Valencia? - Living in your flat? - Speaking Spanish?

Email from Alberto Diaz
Hello Craig and also Reza "The dynamic duo" hahaha
Please help me, I have a doubt
How we can realize what "time" has the verb could in the next sentence? (How can we know which tense the verb ‘could’ is in the next sentence?):
“I could go to the party.”
Past: Pude/Podía ir a la fiesta
Subjuntivo: Podría ir a la fiesta.
How (does) a native speaker figure out the exact tense (past or subjunctive)?
Thanks in advance

I could go to the party - It’s a possibility - Conditional - If I had a car, I could go to the party (but I don’t have a car, so I can’t)
Past ability - I could go to the (firm’s Christmas) party before I became an alcoholic (I was able to)

If I could (PAST-pudiera) run faster, maybe I could (CONDITIONAL-podría) be a famous athlete some day.

Voice message from Sira from Sabadell
I live near Barcelona (or 'next to')
I?m enjoying the podcast (or 'I'm enjoying IT')
“Thank you for all” - Thank you for everything

We already looked at some useful vocabulary about The Environment in Episode 96:
http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/03/28/nature-and-the-environment-airc96/ 

Climate Change Vocabulary

Climate change - change in global weather patterns
Emissions - gasses and smoke from power stations and factories burning coal and from car exhaust fumes (carbon dioxide).
Greenhouse gases - gases that allow the sun’s radiation to pass through the earth’s atmosphere. They also trap heat and stop it leaving the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide)
The greenhouse effect - the effect that greenhouse gases have on the environment
Fossil fuels - gas, oil, coal etc
Ecosystems - natural habitats that support different kinds of animal and plant life, such as coral reefs.
Carbon footprint - The measure of greenhouse gas emitted by certain actions of humans or industries.
Extreme weather - flooding, typhoons/hurricanes, tornados, etc.
Flash flooding - very severe flooding which happens extremely quickly
Desertification
Deforestation
Rising sea levels
rising ice caps
Food/Water shortages
drought
Illegal logging - cutting down trees illegally
Heatwaves - periods of unusually hot weather
Climate change denier - person who denies/rejects the existence of climate change
The polar ice cap is melting
Floods, droughts and other extreme weather conditions lead to food shortages
The ozone layer protecting the Earth’s atmosphere is being damaged

Useful Expressions

As a result of….
Has an impact on...
Is a consequence of...
A rise in temperature could lead to…..
There’s a high risk of…
Long-term consequences

Voice message from Mamen (Thank you for the cheese!)

http://www.flo-joe.com/ 

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_listening.html 

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/first/  - You can change the language to Spanish at the top right hand side of the page (on a desktop)

La Mansión del Inglés First Certificate Course: http://store.mansioningles.net/downloads/first-certificate-course/  

http://www.getspokenapp.com/  

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Mamen
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Juan Carlos (new sponsor) - How to Pass a Job Interview mp3 and pdf

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid and Alberto from Granada for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
Alberto has transcribed episodes 132 and 133, so we now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 142.

On next week's episode: Personal Space

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Jose’s True Story - AIRC159

Jun 12, 2017 36:22

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Jose nearly died! How did that happen? Today we’ve got Jose’s True English Story and much, much more in…….Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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A voice message from Eugeni from Barcelona
Episode 149
(http://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/04/03/the-mexican-wall-and-eugenis-pronunciation-airc149/  )
"By no means will Eugeni stop listening to us!"
Keep on rocking!

Email from Antonio from Badajoz

Hi Reza and Craig! It's Antonio again with another question for you.
Watching movies in original version, I've realised that a lot of times, I can hear the expression "How would you like...?" followed, for
example, by either "a punch in the nose", or "being left by a woman that way" or something like that.
I gather it's some kind of complaint or threat, but, since I can't entirely get my head round it.
I'd love you guys to shed light on that if you please.

Thanks in advance! hugs from Badajoz!

1. For offering someone something that you think they will enjoy.
How would you like a glass of wine?
How would you like a free T-shirt?

2. For telling someone to consider how they would feel if something bad happened to them, especially if it has already happened to you.
How would you like a punch on the nose? (threat)
How would you like someone stealing your mobile phone?
How would you like it if I spilled beer on your trousers and didn't even apologise?
How would you like being left by a woman in that way?

Comment on the blog about the farming episode 155 from Nayabet who’s on a farm in New Zealand ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/05/14/farming-and-agriculture-airc155/  )
Thank you so much guys for this podcast, it will be really useful for me, in fact, I work on a dairy farm here in NZ and I’m a bit familiar with this (these) words but not with all of them.
So thank you once more.

Voice message from Lyan from Panama
Free courses and resources on Mansioningles.com and on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/mansioningles 

Jose’s True English Story
These stories began with episode 137 on how to tell a story in English:
http://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/01/08/how-to-tell-a-story-in-english-airc137/ 

Marcelo’s Story - Episode 157

Mamen’s story - Episode 148 http://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/03/26/mamens-true-english-story-and-more-idioms-airc148/ 

Jose’s Story

Vocabulary
Outskirts - alrededores
To flow - when liquid moves - fluir
Channel - a waterway (brazo, cauce, acequia) / canal
To drag - arrastrar
To overflow - derramarse
To slip - resbalarse
To yell - gritar - scream, shout
Edge - borde (bank - the land at river's edge - orilla
To drown - to die/kill in water - ahogar(se)
To scold - regañar - (to tell off)
To hug - abrazar

Comprehension questions
1. How old was Jose when the story happened?
2. Who had drowned in the chanal in the past?
3. How long did the incident take from start to finish?

Now listen to Jose’s story and answer the questions

1. How old was Jose when the story happened - 10
2. Who had drowned in the chanal in the past? - gypsy children
3. How long did the incident take from start to finish - 30 seconds

Corrections
XHere is my story, I hope you likeX (it)
XAll over us had forgiven playing close to the channelX (All of us had been forbidden to play close to the canal)
You know how children are (good word order)
Pronunciation of 'drown' and 'water'
XNowadays, the water is running undergroundX (runs underground)
XI realised that I was approaching to the tunnel.X - I realised that I was approaching the tunnel.

Transcript

I was living in the outskirts of Valencia, in the same city where I've always lived. Close to my home flowed one of the seven main channels in this city. Its water was used by a big paper factory, therefore the channel passed into the factory by a tunnel where there were two enormous wood blades rolling constantly in order to break up the things that the water dragged.

Back then, the children we played on the street all our free time and naturally all of us had forbidden playing (had been forbidden to play) close to the channel. But you know how children are because you have also been two of them not very long ago.

One day, we were around this forbidden place and the channel was so fast-flowing because of the previous rainy days, that water was on the edge, almost overflowing. I was walking on the edge admiring the speed and strength of the water when I slipped and fell into the water. My friends started to yell my name because they wanted to help me, but they couldn't because the water ran speedily and swept me along very quickly. I tried several times to reach the edge to get out from the water, but I couldn't.

I realized, that I was approaching to the tunnel dangerously close to the tunnel and I knew I had just one more chance to reach the edge, but I fell again. Then, I knew that I didn't have enough time to try it again. I was afraid because I was already entering into the tunnel and I knew that this meant dying like many gypsy children had already drowned.

However, the volume of the water was so high that my small body hit into the top of the tunnel and it stopped me for a few milliseconds and gave me time to reach the edge and get out from the water when my legs were already into (in) the tunnel. All of it happened just in around thirty seconds, no more.

When my parents were told about that, they didn't scold me. Just gave me a huge hug and they thank God THAT nothing bad had HAPPENED to me. So, I could survive this way from a certain death from drowning. Surely I had still a lot of things to do in my life.

Of course, we never went to play near the channel again, at least me.

A few years later this channel was covered because of the city development, and nowadays the water is running underground.

Well, this is my story. I hope you like (it).

Recap - What makes a good story, like Jose’s?
An accurate mix of verb tenses. eg past simple V past continuous V present perfect, etc.
A varied, interesting range of vocabulary, including expressions/idioms
Using detailed, descriptive language, especially adjectives and adverbs
Using linking expressions. eg. contrast (although, etc); addition (on top of that, etc.); time (afterwards, etc.); consequence (as a result, etc.); reference (as for, etc) and so on.
Using suspense, drama, mystery, shock, and other emotions that grab the reader’s attention

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a true English story to tell us?
Send us a voice message or record it on your computer and send it to us by email. https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast  Emails to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

If you would like more detailed show notes, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast 
Our lovely sponsors are:

Nikolay Dimitrov
Ana Cherta
Pedro Martinez
Maite Palacín Pérez
Lara Arlem
Maria Gervatti
Sara Jarabo
Carlos Garrido
Zara Heath Picazo
Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
Corey Fineran
Mariel Riedemann
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Agus Paolucci
Manuel Velázquez
Néstor García Mañes

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid and Alberto from Granada for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions. Alberto has transcribed episodes 132 and 133, so we now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 141.

On next week's episode: Vocabulary: The Environment

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Famous Last Words - AIRC158

Jun 5, 2017 43:10

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What were the last words of Elvis Presley? What did John Lennon say before he died? Famous last words and idioms this week on…….Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Voice Message from Alba Romá from Denia

Great idea to talk to your baby in English

Alex Perdel Aventura Bilingue: https://enclavedepodcast.com/2017/02/05/alex-perdel/ 

Alex’s Podcast: http://www.crecereningles.com/podcast/ 

iTunes review: Thank you! This is the best podcast I ever found. Good work! It's very helpful. I found you three weeks ago and now I'm addicted.
by Aldroper from Spain

Voice Message from Gabriel from Tijuana
He’s not disagreeing with us, he’s disagreeing with the wall.
Episode 149 Edgar Ubaldo’s message (http://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/04/03/the-mexican-wall-and-eugenis-pronunciation-airc149/  )

Voice message from Josep from Barcelona
The Phrase Finder: http://www.phrases.org.uk/ 

Kurt Cobain - Nirvana (1967-1994)
It's better to burn out than to fade away."

Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977)
Towards the end of his life, at his last press conference, amongst the final words he said in public were: "I hope I haven't bored you."
Elvis took an overdose of drugs and he said to his fiancée "I'm going to the bathroom to read."

John Lennon (1940-1980)
"I'm shot."

John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) - 6th President of the United States
"This, is the last of earth. I am content."

Frank Sinatra died after saying, “I’m losing it.”

Buddha (AKA Siddhattha Gautama)
circa 563BC - circa 483BC
"Work hard to gain your own salvation."
He also said, "Behold, O monks, this is my advice to you. All component things in the world are changeable."

George Orwell’s last written words were, “At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.” He died at age 46.

Leonardo da Vinci was very modest. He said, “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”

Spike Milligan (1918-2005)
"I told you I was ill." (Epitaph written on his tombstone)

Sir Winston Churchill’s last words were, “I’m bored with it all.”

As he was dying, Alfred Hitchcock said, “One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.”

Stan Laurel (1890-1965)
"I'd rather be skiing."

Groucho Marx’s final quip (witty remark) when he was dying was:
“This is no way to live!”

Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s last words before execution, after being taken prisoner:
“I know you are here to kill me. Shoot! You’re only going to kill a man!”

Johannes Brahms, German composer (1833 - 1897):
“Ah! That tastes nice! Thank you” after he had a small glass of wine.

Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina, (1881 - 1931):
“Get my swan costume ready.”

Dylan Thomas, poet, (1914 - 1953):
“I’ve had 18 straight whiskies. I think that’s the record…”

Karl Marx, German philosopher, (1818 - 1883):
When asked by his housekeeper what he wanted his final words to be, he said: “Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!”

What would you want your last words to be?
How would you like to be remembered?
If you could leave a 'moral will', what would be in it? - What advice would you like to pass on?

Interesting idiomatic phrases

Put the cart before the horse - Reverse the accepted or logical order of things. - eat dessert before the main course or decide what to wear before you've been invited to the party.

'upside down', 'topsy-turvy' and 'inside out'.

Get off scot free - completely free from obligation, harm, or penalty
“The bank robbers got off scot free” - nothing to do with Scottish people. It comes from not paying taxes!

Take the Mickey - tease or make fun of (burlar) - Take the Mickey Bliss (Cockney rhyming slang - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/05/29/the-london-accent-and-cockney-rhyming-slang-airc105/  
NB. This expression has no connection with Mickey Mouse!

Back to square one - back to the beginning, start again

Over the moon - very happy or delighted

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
Corey Fineran
Mariel Riedemann
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Agus Paolucci
Manuel Velázquez
Néstor García Mañes

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 and 140.
Thank you also to Alberto Gómez from Granada who has kindly transcribed episode 132 on Linking sounds

If you would like all of our episodes transcribed, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast 
If you are a sponsor and have a job interview in English soon, there’s a free pdf and mp3 of our How To Pass a Job Interview e-book on the Patreon page

On next week's episode: Jose’s True Story

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Marcelo’s True English Story and Adjective Prefixes - AIRC157

May 28, 2017 37:30

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you with adjective prefixes like UNbelievable and IMpossible, and Marcelo tells us his true story. Welcome to…..Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Voice message from Josep from Barcelona
Josep has passed CAE! - Congratulations!!!!

Are there rules for prefixes? - not really, but there are common patterns!
We spoke about word formation in general in episodes 59 and 61: http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/07/12/vocabulary-word-formation-airc59/  
http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/07/26/adjectives-of-character-airc61/ 

PREFIXES
Words that start with il- generally have the prefix il- (illegal, illogical), but there are exceptions.
Words that begin with ir- tend to have the prefix ir- (irrelevant, irrational, irregular, irresponsible)

SUFFIXES - at the end
People who do jobs: suffixes -er, -ist, -ant, -or, -ee (teacher, artist, shop assistant, professor)
Adjective suffixes: -ful, -less, -able, -ous, -ive. -itive, -y, -ible (helpful, useless, bossy)
Noun suffixes: -tion, -ment, -ness, -ity, -ance, -ence, -ship (education, clarity, friendship)

PREFIXES - at the start
1. Negative prefixes (mainly used for adjectives, but can be for verbs and nouns): un-, in-, -im, -dis, -ir, -il (untrue, disloyal, illogical)
2. Prefixes that give a specific meaning: anti- V pro-, down- V up-, hyper- V hypo-, pre- V post-, V micro- V macro-, sub- V supra-, inter-, V intra, multi-, V mono-, hetero- V homo-, under- V over-, trans-, ultra, semi-, non-, mini-, super- mega-...
(pro-government V anti-government, pre-war V post-war, mega-city, mini-skirt, international, ultra-modern, transatlantic, semi-skimmed..)


What’s the opposite?
Employed - unemployed
Relevant - irrelevant
Successful - unsuccessful
Possible - impossible
Trustworthy - untrustworthy
Noisy - quiet, noiseless
Comfortable - uncomfortable
Mature - immature
Respect - disrespect
Regular - irregular
Believable - unbelievable
Tolerant - intolerant
Satisfied - dissatisfied
Moral - immoral
Legal - illegal
Concerned - unconcerned
Lucky - unlucky
Reliable - unreliable
Modest - immodest
Obedient - disobedient
Honest - dishonest
Practical - impractical
Patient - impatient
Responsible - irresponsible
Perfect - imperfect
Experienced - inexperienced
Logical - illogical
Micro-economic - macroeconomic
Homosexual - heterosexual
Alcoholic (drink) - non-alcoholic
Pre-revolution(ary) - post-revolution(ary) Some words can be adjective or noun.
eg. a pre-revolution stamp. (Pre-revolution can be an adjective.)
Anti-war - pro-war. eg. The anti-war protestors had a demo. (anti-war is an adjective)
Overcooked - undercooked

Email from Marcelo from Buenos Aires
Hello Reza and Craig
Thank you very much for your podcasts. It is very nice to listen to them especially on Sunday evenings when everything seems to be dull.
I'm sending you a recording of something I experienced and wrote in English, as some kind of solace (consuelo).
I hope it to be useful for the podcast . I don't like my voice but that happens to a lot of people, as you said.
Regards
Marcelo from Buenos Aires

Vocabulary
Snack
Walmart
A (cold) shiver - escalofrío, temblor
Pickpocket
Accomplice - cómplice
Evidence - proof, evidencía
Plugged in - enchufado, conectado
To charge - cargar, recargar

Questions
1. Which two ways does Marcelo suggest for saving money before you go to the supermarket?
2. What did Marcelo think had been stolen from him?
3. What was the man doing while he was waiting in the queue?

Answers
1. Which two ways does Marcelo suggest for saving money before you go to the supermarket? - Make a list, eat before you go
2. What did Marcelo think had been stolen from him? - his mobile phone
3. What was the man doing while he was waiting in the queue? - opening a packet of crisps

Feedback
Great pronunciation, especially of words like snack, crisps, mobile, vegetable, hypothetical, charged
/h/ hypothetical, home - when I got ‘home’

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want to hear your true stories. Tell us anything, but it must be true!
Send us a voice message . https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast  or attach an audio file to an email. Send them to craig@inglespodcast.com If yo want to send Reza an email, send it to belfastreza@gmail.com.

How to Tell a Story in English - Episode 137 ( https://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/01/08/how-to-tell-a-story-in-english-airc137/  )

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Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
Corey Fineran
Mariel Riedemann
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Agus Paolucci 
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Néstor García Mañes

If you are a sponsor and have a job interview in English soon, there’s a free pdf and mp3 of our How To Pass a Job Interview e-book on the Patreon page Patreon.com/inglespodcast

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid and Alberto from Granada for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions. Alberto has transcribed episodes 132 and 133, so we now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 141.

 

On next week's episode: Famous Last Words

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Holidays and Travel - AIRC156

May 22, 2017 53:25

Description:

Holidays and Travel - AIRC156

Summer’s here! Today you’ll learn how to talk about holidays and travel. There’s lots of holiday vocabulary and useful expressions in this episode of…...Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Voice Message from Christian Avila from Mexico City
XI like too muchX - I like it very much
Xwonderful work that you have been doneX - have been doing all this time

Winner of our history quiz from episode 153 is francisco espínola from Ubeda (who suggested the podcast topic - obviously a history buff!)

Hi guys! thank you very much for having my suggestion taken into account, I´m delighted!.
Answering the quiz:
1. Name the UK’s first ever female Prime Minister. – Margaret Thatcher
2. Which British monarch ruled the longest period of time? – Elizabeth II (current Queen)
3. Which British king was given the nickname of “the mad king”? King George III of Great-Britain (1738-1820)
4. Who were the “Roundheads” and “Cavaliers”? -During the civil war:Roundheads=parliamentarians ; Cavaliers=Royalists
5. When was the Battle of Hastings?- 14 October 1066
6. Which famous British sailor defeated the Spanish Armada? – Francis Drake

Well, I could answer 1, 2, 5 and 6 by heart….3 and 4 by wikipedia ;)
If there are more AIRCoholics interested in History, I recommend the Terry Deary´s collection “Horrible Histories” (box of books): Twenty books of British history from the stone age to the second world war, written in a funny and amusing way.
( https://www.amazon.es/Terry-Deary/e/B001ITTQZW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1494924246&sr=8-3  )

By the way, Reza: the word you were struggling to say was: MUJERIEGO (womanizer)
Thank you again, a big hug!

Hi to Raquel Gonzalez Herrero from Valencia who also got the questions right, except question 2. She said Queen Victoria, but the current monarch surpassed Queen Victoria in 2015.

We recommend Hardcore History - Dan Carlin: http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ 

Voice message from Elsie from Bolivia - Hello!

iTunes reviews and 5 stars: Extremadamente didáctico, temáticamente variado y muy, muy entretenido. El mejor en su especie (the best of the bunch!).
by ArnauGrillo from Spain

Thank you! This is the best podcast I ever found. Good work! It's very helpful. I found you three weeks ago and now I'm addicted.
by Aldroper from Spain

Voice Message from Paco from Badajoz with an idea for a topic - Holidays and travel

Holidays and Travel

Air Travel Vocabulary episode 108 - (http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/06/19/air-travel-vocabulary-airc108/ )

Revision
To go on a trip, to go/get away, to take a break for a few days
Airfare (bus fare, train fare, taxi fare etc)
To check in (aisle seat/window seat) – Fly – flight (domestic/international – short/long haul)
fly–flew–flown (to fly – verb / fly–noun = mosca/bragueta) “I have an open flight” – vuelo abierto)
Red-eye flight – early morning/night flight
Boarding pass - On board - a bordo, embarcar
Economy/Business/First class
Upgrade (subir de categoría)
Gate - puerta de embarque (actually means verja, reja, barrera - something you might find in a field or a garden)
Luggage/baggage allowance
Excess baggage
Hand luggage (carry-on)
To take off – to land / a take-off – a landing
Cabin crew – steward(ess) / air hostess / flight attendant
Runway - pista (de aterrizaje)
To taxi “The plane is taxiing before take-off”
To cruise “We are now cruising at 20,000 feet”
Jet lag - fatigue caused by plane travel
Baggage reclaim
Baggage carousel
Lost luggage

More vocabulary
Vacation (US) = holiday (UK) (on vacation/holiday)
peak/off peak - crowded
Sightseeing - to see the sights
scenery/landscape
Tour - package tour, tour guide
excursion - to go on an excursion

Places to stay
Hotel - to make a reservation/booking - full board/half board
Boutique hotel/Luxury hotel/ 5-star hotel/ 3-star hotel/budget hotel = low-cost hotel
B&B = Bed & Breakfast

https://www.airbnb.es/ 

Couchsurfing - https://www.couchsurfing.com/ 

Self-catering = you cook your own food
Guesthouse
Youth hostel
Caravan - motorhome - RV in American English (recreational vehicle)
to go caravaning
to tow a caravan
Tent - campsite - camping
Camping - to go camping in a campsite

Types of holiday
Beach
Snow
Trekking - adventure holidays
City break
Cruise
Long weekends
Sightseeing
A “dirty weekend”
Backpacking (backpack/rucksack)
Hitchhiking - to hitchhike = to thumb a lift

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Are you going on holiday this year? We'd love to hear about your plans.
What was your best (or worst) holiday?

Send us a voice message and tell us about your experience. https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 and 140.

Thank you also to Alberto Gómez from Granada who has kindly transcribed episode 132 on Linking sounds

If you would like all of our episodes transcribed, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast 
If you are a sponsor and have a job interview in English soon, there’s a free pdf and mp3 of our How To Pass a Job Interview e-book on the Patreon page

Our lovely sponsors are:

Nikolay Dimitrov
Ana Cherta
Pedro Martinez
Maite Palacín Pérez
Lara Arlem
Maria Gervatti
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Carlos Garrido
Zara Heath Picazo
Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
Corey Fineran
Mariel Riedemann
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Agus Paolucci (new sponsor)
Manuel Velázquez (new sponsor)
Néstor García Mañes (new sponsor) - How to Pass a Job Interview mp3 and pdf- https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast  if you want to join our sponsors

On next week's episode: Marcelo’s True English Story and Adjective Prefixes

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

 

 

 

 

Farming and Agriculture - AIRC155

May 14, 2017 51:11

Description:

What’s the difference between straw and hay? Cattle and poultry? To sow and to plough? You’ll learn some farming and agriculture vocabulary in this episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Voice message from Tania from Ukraine living in Spain ("Thank you a million")

What is the fastest and easiest way to learn vocabulary?
Read!
Apps or notebook Memrise (flashcards) - Website: http://www.memrise.com/ 
Write words on Post-it notes and stick them around your flat or office
Duolingo - Website: http://www.duolingo.com/Duolingo 
(iOS /Android)
Use mnemonics (memory tricks) - ‘rathaus’
Research show that it's better to write down vocabulary and other information by hand rather than digitally.

Voice message from Juan from Argentina who’s in Australia

Farming and Agriculture

Barn - a farm building (granero) - Were you born in a barn? - Close the door! Have you ever been to a barn dance?
Cattle - animals like cows and oxen (buey) used for meat or milk
Poultry - chickens and turkeys, etc.
Livestock (ganado)
Dairy = made from milk - vaquería (farm), lechería (store, shop), dairy product (producto lacteo)
Crops - (cosecha, cultivo) We had a bad corn crop this year. Maize is an important crop. (sweetcorn, corn on the cob)
Crop rotation - The practice of rotating use of different fields from crop to crop each year, to avoid exhausting the soil.
Harvest - (cosecha, cosechar)
‘A bumper harvest’ = a very good harvest
Vintage - Cosecha de vino
To pick - (escoger, coger) pick flowers, fruit, grapes. You can pick grapes from a vine whick grows in a vinyard.
Drought - sequía - Did you know that Spain imported water by ship in 2008?
Drought in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia grew so severe in 2008 that Barcelona began importing water by ship from France.
Soil (tierra) erosion
Fertile land (producing crops)
Fertilize (fertilizar) - fertilizer (fertilizante)
Irrigation (irrigacíon, reigo)
Orchard (fruit trees) an apple orchard, a cherry orchard
ripe - maduro
Pesticide (chemicals that you spray on crops)
Hay - heno (dried grass)
Hay bale/bale of hay - paca de heno
Straw - paja
To plough - arar
To plant (plantar, sembrar) - to sow seeds
To sow - sembrar. “To sow the seeds of...doubt (duda)/unrest (inquietud)”
To reap - segar/cosechar. “To reap the rewards”= to benefit from good work/planning
"You reap what you sow"

Idioms

to farm something out - to send work to someone to be done away from one's normal place of business; to subcontract work. “We farmed the podcasting editing out.”

a funny farm – a hospital for people who are mentally ill
Example: My grandmother had to send my uncle to the funny farm when she couldn’t take care of him at home anymore.
Note (¡OJO!): This is a humorous or funny expression, but could be considered rude by some people.

I’m so hungry I could eat a horse – to be very hungry

until the cows come home – for a very long time
I could record podcasts until the cows come home!

the last (final) straw – the last of a series of events/annoyances/disappointments that lead a person to losing his or her patience/temper/hope
“He’s been late a few times, but this is the last straw!” “Yesterday my neighbours were partying until 3pm. This was the last straw. I called the police.
From the proverb: “It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back”

spring chicken – a young person
I’m no spring chicken!

to make hay while the sun shines – (hay = heno) to take the opportunity to do something when the time and conditions are right - Work was going really well, so I decided to make hay while the sun shines and keep working for another 3 hours.

don’t put all your eggs in one basket – don’t make everything dependent on one thing (same in Spanish)

to reap what you sow – every action has a consequence; what you do comes back to you one way or another. If you treat your friends badly, you won’t have any friends. ‘What goes around comes around)
This expression is usually used in a negative sense. (reap = cosechar “to reap the benefits of a situation = see the fruit)

to take the bull by the horns – to be brave and confront difficult situations
If you’re unhappy in your job, perhaps you take the bull by the horns and leave your company.

Discussion

Have you ever worked on a farm or picked fruit?
Have you ever driven a tractor?
Would you like to see more organic farming? Why (not)?
Are you worried about too much intensive farming?

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Are there any farms in your area? Have you ever worked on a farm like Juan?
Do you share Reza’s profound dislike and mistrust of GM (Genetically Modified) food?

Send us a voice message and tell us about your experience. https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast 

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

If you would like more detailed show notes, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast 

Our lovely sponsors are:

Nikolay Dimitrov
Ana Cherta
Pedro Martinez
Maite Palacín Pérez
Lara Arlem
Maria Gervatti
Sara Jarabo
Carlos Garrido
Zara Heath Picazo
Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
Corey Fineran
Mariel Riedemann
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Agus Paolucci (new sponsor)
Manuel Velázquez (new sponsor)
Néstor García Mañes (new sponsor)

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 and 140.

Thank you also to Alberto Gómez from Granada who has kindly transcribed episode 132 on Linking sounds

If you would like all of our episodes transcribed, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast

If you are a sponsor and have a job interview in English soon, there’s a free pdf and mp3 of our How To Pass a Job Interview e-book on the Patreon page
https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Who Whose Whom Who’s - AIRC154

May 8, 2017 47:28

Description:

What’s the difference between who, who’s whose and whom? That’s what you’ll learn in this episode of…….Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Reza is on top of the world and as fit as a fiddle.

Audio Feedback Janete Hernandez from Mexico
I love your accent too, Janete!

Audio feedback from Ana from Mexico (so many audio messages from Mexico - Thank you! Please keep sending your voice messages. You will hear them eventually!)

Who Whose Who’s and Whom

To understand how to use 'who', 'whom' and 'whose' you first have to understand the difference between subjects, objects and possessives.

The subject does the action:
She works in a cafe.
He likes cooking.
They bought a new car.

The object receives the action:
Everyone likes him.
I don’t know her.
They didn’t speak to us.

Possessives tell us the person something belongs to:
His new mobile phone is really expensive.
I like his sunglasses, not hers.
We’re selling our flat.

'Who' can be a subject pronoun like 'he', 'she' and 'they' or object pronoun like 'him', 'her' and 'us'.
We can use 'who' to ask which person did an action or which person is in a certain state (subject):
Who wrote the email?
Who is that girl over there?
Who is getting the drinks?

We can also use ‘who’ to ask which person received an action (object):
Who are you going to invite to the wedding?
Who did you meet last night?
Who has she chosen to go with?

'Whom' is an object pronoun like 'him', 'her' and 'us' used with formal English. We use ‘whom’ to ask which person received an action. It isn’t common to use whom. Most native speakers use ‘who’ instead.
Who(m) are you going to invite to the wedding?
Who(m) did you meet last night?
Who(m) are they going to choose to manage Arsenal?

‘Whom’ MUST go after a preposition, NOT ‘who’, with formal English:
The lady with whom Reza was dancing was the Marquise (=Marquesa)
‘For whom the bells toll’ is Hemingway’s famous novel set in the Spanish Civil War.
‘To whom it may concern’ is typical at the top of a reference.

When the pronoun and preposition are separated and/or the pronoun comes first, ‘who’ MUST be used, NOT ‘whom’:
The woman who Reza was dancing with must have been a bit tipsy! (tipsy=un poquito bebida)
Who did they sell their old car to yesterday?
Young boy: “Can I go to the cinema tonight, mum?”
Mother: “Who with?”


'Whose' can be a possessive adjective, like 'her' and 'our', or possessive pronoun, like ‘hers’’ or ‘ours’ . We use 'whose' to find out which person something belongs to.
Whose glass is this?
Whose is this jacket?
I see a book on my chair. Whose is it?
Whose are these?

Don’t confuse whose and who’s = who is. They’re pronounced the same:
Who’s(= Who is) that ringing the doorbell?
That’s the person who’s(= who is) coming with me to Brian’s party.

My Dear friends:
This is Edgar Ubaldo from Mexico again. - Question about the Mexican Wall ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2017/04/03/the-mexican-wall-and-eugenis-pronunciation-airc149/ )

According to Longman - "TOEFL Preparation Course", it is possible to use inversion (V + S) with negative expressions such as: never, hardly ever, etc.

Because of that, and following my previous message, I wrote never shall we pa y for that wall. Nevertheless, I won't use this expression in an English Test or a normal conversation. Is this okay? or should I not use inversion in cases like this?

Additionally, in a book I'm reading "A Tale of Two Cities", there are some questions that don't follow the right word order:

"There are two other points on which I am anxious to be instructed. I may go on?"
"You are sure that he is not under too great a strain?"
"It would show itself in some renewal of this disorder?"

I believe that it was written like that on purpose, but I don't know if there are any difference in meaning or intention.

And finally friends, especially Reza, I would like to know the grammar behind this expression (taken from the same book):

"He approached his second and last point. He felt it to be the most difficult of all; but, remembering his old Sunday morning conversation with Miss Pross, and remembering what he had seen in the last nine days, he knew that he must face it"

Why is it Past Simple + Modal in present to talk about something that happened in the past?.
I constantly try to express the same and said: I knew I should have faced it or something like that.

(Reza’s explanation:”he knew that he had to face it" is the typical, everyday way to say it in modern English, because ‘had to’ is the past of ‘must’.
However, it’s quite common to use ‘must’ instead of ‘had to’, even though it’s the past (“he knew that he must face it”), to make the story sound more lively and real,
as if it were happening now, in the present, especially in storytelling/literature.)

Audio feedback from Evelin Fernandez - advice for TOEFL test - speaking

20 minutes - 6 questions
The first two are about familiar topics, and the other four are about short readings, lectures, and conversations.
You will have a short amount of time after you read each question to prepare your response. Then you will be given a short amount of time to speak into a microphone.
You will be evaluated on "delivery, language use and topic development".

We spoke about the TOEFL and IELTS test in episode 68 ( https://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/09/13/the-toefl-and-ielts-test-airc68/ )

TOP TIPS FOR TOEFL

- time yourself
- take notes (bullet points)
- breath deeply
- practise speaking in noisy places and recording yourself
- image you are speaking to a good friend as you speak into the microphone


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Juan Leyva Galera
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Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Mariel Riedemann
Maite Palacín Pérez
Pedro Martinez
Ana Cherta
Maria Gervatti
Nikolay Dimitrov
Agus Paolucci
Manuel Velázquez

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 and 140.

On next week's episode: Farming and agriculture


Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

A History of Britain in 20 minutes - AIRC153

May 1, 2017 38:06

Description:

Today we’re going to try and give you a complete history of Britain in 20 minutes - without all the boring bits!

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com

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Welcome to Aprender Inglés with Reza and Craig. I’m …..and I’m….
With over 45 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

Hello to Gustavo Gonzalo (AKA - also known as - Don Quixote from La Mancha) who sent a lovely email from ‘deep Spain’ - thanks for listening.

An email from Raixa Pérez from Valladolid who’s going to Ireland this summer with her family.
Hello Reza and Craig,
I found your great, funny and incredibly useful podcast some months ago and I listen to you almost every working day, on my way to work.
I passed the first certificate exam many years ago, around 20 or maybe more!!
Your podcast is helping me a lot to refresh grammar, vocabulary, listening etc
I listen to Luke's podcast in order to hear different accents, but your podcast is the most pedagogic.;)
Next summer we will go to Ireland (we’re going to Ireland), to Cork, for 2 weeks to Learn English in a family. The children play in English and we attend English lessons...in the mornings.
Reza, I am afraid we couldn't visit your great country, The North of Ireland (we won’t be able to), but could you give us some advice about Cork: What to visit, What dishes to eat...?
I haven't written in English for many, many time (a long time/many years).. I am " oxidized" (rusty).
Big hugs from Valladolid.
And thank you very much in advance.
Raixa Pérez

Look out for the colourful buildings. Ask for Murphy's Stout, not Guinness in Cork.
Seafood like mackerel, mussels and Oysters will be good in Cork, also milk, butter, buttermilk, Irish bread and a good fried breakfast.
White pudding is a typical dish in this part of Ireland.

Email: Rafael Alba Garcia
Hola Craig, estoy oyendo vuestro podcast y alguien (no recuerdo el nombre) ha dado un significado de "carajo" y como yo ya opiné al respecto y como no coincide con lo que yo os dije,
te pongo lo que dice el diccionario de la Real Academia de la lengua.....(solo pongo la primero acepción) que coincide con lo que yo os dije......
1. m. malson. miembro viril. (es malsonante).... ya lo dejo que no me gusta ponerme muy pesado....saludos

Voice message from Francisco Espínola - Úbeda

A Short History of Britain

The Celts settled in Britain around 700 BC

The Celts are ancestors to many people in Scotland, Wales and Ireland (and also England).

A famous Celt is Boadicea. She fought against the Romans. The Celts often had female leaders.

The Romans occupied most of England and Wales in 43 AD. They built a wall along the Scottish border, called Hadrian’s Wall (after the Roman Emperor Hadrian) to keep the barbarians in the North.

The Romans stayed in Britain for a long time. By the 5th Century, they were losing control and the Angles and the Saxons attacked Britain.

Then, in the 9th century the Vikings came from Scandinavia attacking monasteries, killing monks and stealing gold and silver.

The Vikings stayed in Britain for almost 300 years. They were finally defeated by the Saxon king, Alfred (Alfred the Great) - the first great Anglo-Saxon King of England.

In 1066, the Norman invaders from France, under William the Conqueror, defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold and took control of the kingdom, introducing many French words and customs.

During the Middle Ages, England became one of the strongest nations in Europe.

King Edward l was the first English King who conquered Scotland (to conquer - conquistar).

Edward lll conquered Wales and Ireland.

In 1509, King Henry VIII took the throne (trono - Game of Thrones). He brought in (introduced) Protestant reform and the Catholic Church lost control over England. He earned a lot of money from the reform and was able to get divorced (from Catherine of Aragon)

Henry's daughter, Elizabeth l, was the first Queen of England. She defeated the Spanish fleet/armada and created the first English colonies in America.

The English Civil War began in 1642. The parliament beat Charles l and England became a republic. Indeed, many people forget that England was briefly a republic, just like Spain!
Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector. The King was executed.

On July 4th, 1776, 13 colonies declared independence from Britain. General George Washington broke the British army in 1783 and the US got its independance.

Napoleon Bonaparte became Emperor of France in 1805 and declared war on Britain.

Britain decisively beat the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, after various previous battles against them, including in Badajoz and Salamanca, Spain. Britain's forces were led by The Duke Of Wellington.

As we pointed out in more detail in episode 52 of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig: (http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/05/24/phrasal-verbs-with-up-england-britain-great-britain-and-the-uk-gerunds-and-infinitives-asking-for-directions-airc52/ )

All of Ireland used to be part of the United Kingdom (of Great Britain & Ireland) until 1922. Then the Republic of Ireland broke away while Northern Ireland remained in the UK. Thus, the historical love-hate relationship between GB and Ireland, whose histories are closely connected.

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...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We’ve got a quiz for you about the UK.
Send us a voice message or an email with the answers. https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast  Emails: craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

You can find the questions at inglespodcast/153 

The first listener who correctly answers all 6 questions gets a special mention on the show.

LISTENER QUIZ -
1. Name the UK’s first ever female Prime Minister.
2. Which British monarch ruled the longest period of time?
3. Which British king was given the nickname of “the mad king”?
4. Who were the “Roundheads” and “Cavaliers”?
5. When was the Battle of Hastings?
6. Which famous British sailor defeated the Spanish Armada? (Sorry about that, amigos!!)


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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 and 140.

On next week's episode: Who, whose, who’s and whom

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

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Would and Used To - AIRC152

Apr 24, 2017 22:37

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‘Would’ can mean soler. ‘Used to’ can mean soler also. So, how do you know when to use ‘would’ and when to use ‘used to’ when you speak about the past?

We’re going to tell you in this week’s episode of……..Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

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Voice message from Miguel about when to use would and used to.

Past episodes: ‘used to’, ‘be used to’ and ‘get used to’ in episode 6 - 31st Jan, 2014! ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-6/  )

‘Could’ and ‘would’ episode 71 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/10/04/go-and-come-could-and-would-reglas-para-leer-ingles-air71/  )

Pronunciation of ‘would’ in episode 36 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/11/26/more-clauses-and-phrases-pronunciation-goodwoodwould-vocabulary-the-car-airc36/  )

We use used to and would for past habits. Things that we don't do now or that are not true now.

I used to live in London.
I used to work in an office and I would get the bus to work every day.
What did you used to do in Belfast that you don't do now?

We can use ‘used to’ and 'would' to talk about repeated past actions:

When I was growing up in London I used to/would go to the park with my best friend and play football.
We'd cycle to the local park and we used to meet up with other kids to play for a couple of hours before lunch.
I used to want to stay longer, but Graham would always make sure that we were home in time for lunch.

We can use ‘would’ to talk about repeated past actions.

However, only ‘used to’ is possible when we talk about PAST STATES.

I used to live in London (XI would live in London.X)

I used to have a beard. (XI would have a beard.X)

We can use the past simple in the same way as ‘used to’ and ‘would’ to talk about repeated past actions.

Thanks to Lenuto69 from Spain for his (or her!) itunes review and 5 stars! Don't forget to subscribe on itunes even if you listen on the website or on our mobile app.

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Email from Isabel Soley Bech
Dear Craig and Reza,
This is just to thank you for your generosity in having this free podcast.
I am listening you (I’ve been listening to you) for at least one year and I enjoy and appreciate your advice very much .
I travel a lot for business and you are with me in planes, boats and trains.
I am a strong supporter of your programme and I recommended your podcasts to all my friends and acquaintances.
Please keep doing it!
Isabel

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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139 and 140.

On next week's episode: A History of Britain in 20 Minutes

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

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Words in the News - AIRC151

Apr 17, 2017 34:24

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you with your news vocabulary. Do you listen to the news? Are you confused with those long words they use on the BBC? We’ll help you understand them in this episode.

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Hi Reza and Craig ,
I´m Fancisco from El Ejido, Almeria and a long time fan . There is something that annoys me a lot and I´m wondering if other people feel the same .
The thing that annoys me is the bad use of English e.g. gonna instead of going to, wanna instead of want to, (and the most annoying one that we hear in every song these days) ain´t instead of aren't or isn't.
Does this annoy you or am I the only one? I am asking this because this is a subject that you haven´t yet covered in your podcasts. I would love if you could speak about this subject.
Kind regards,
Francisco Gutierrez.

Cortado - cortau / cuñado - cunyau - people are lazy!
Is it bad use or just different? What about written text messages?
‘Yeah’ instead of ‘yes’?
Should language be fossilized or is it constantly evolving and changing? - should there be a committee to protect language? - language police?

Voice message from Ignacio from Granada

Episode 85 (http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/01/10/listening-to-the-news-news-and-currect-affairs-vocabulary-airc85/ )

Vocabulary often heard and read in the news

Remember that ‘news’ is an uncountable noun (some news / a piece of news / I have good news)

Revision
deadline – fecha límite, fecha tope
headlines – titular, cabecera
foreign correspondent – corresponsal extranjero, corresponsal en el extranjero
researcher – investigador, investigadora (do research, not make!)
to bury the lead
to cover a story – to report on an event or development
eyewitness reports
breaking news
newsreader (UK) / newscaster (USA) = presentador de noticias

More vocabulary
To axe - cut, cancel (axe = hacha) - More jobs have been axed at the Toyota plant.

To back (respaldar) - support, agree with. Will you back me if I ask for a pay rise?

To blast - criticise, condemn - The Prime Minister was blasted over his decision to cut government spending.

boost - increase - Huge boost in the economy

breakthrough - success - Breakthrough in fight against cancer

clash - disagree, fight - Famous author clashes with her publicist

crackdown - control, purge - Police crackdown on drugs

face (afrontar) - confront - We need to face facts / you have to face the music / Let's face it....

fury/outrage - extreme anger - Fury as police arrest famous footballer / Outrage as killer is set free

To go on the rampage - cause chaos, riot - Russian fans go on rampage after soccer match

To hit - affect - Elderly hit as temperatures drop

Plea (súplica) - request - Students’ plea for more government funding

pledge - promise - Valencia City Council pledges better transport service

probe - Investigate, investigation - Probe into paintings missing from museum

To purge - control, crackdown, get rid of - to purge something of - purgar algo de) purge on illegal drug use

To quit (dejar) - resign, leave - Politician quits education post

To raid / to swoop - attack - Police raid houses looking for terrorists - police swoop on drug den.

shake up - reform - Shake-up in police bureaucracy

To slam - criticise - Prime Minister slammed for backing the US.

To snub - avoid, fail to meet - Spanish Prime Minister snubs president

vow - promise - Home Secretary vows to reduce prostitution

We post BBC and VOA videos on our Facebook page at facebook.com/mansioningles 

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Another video from Mamen. If you want to see Mamen and the lovely view from here room in Biescas, go to inglespodcast.com/152 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_aPyntL6ng&feature=youtu.be  )
She’s going to do more, like a Vlog - video log. We’ll publish them in the shownotes so that all of you listeners can get to know (conocer) each other.

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Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Mariel Riedemann
Maite Palacín Pérez
Lorena
Pedro Martinez
Ana Cherta
Maria Gervatti

Nikolay Dimitrov

We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139 and 140.

On next week's episode: Would and Used To

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

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English Expressions from The Sea - AIRC150

Apr 10, 2017 32:26

Description:

Today you’ll learn some English expressions about the sea.

First we havea an email from Becky
Hello guys!
Congrats for your podcasts, very useful!!
I'm going straight to the point.
I'm really very confused with the use of the apostrophe in this case:
80s - 80's - '80s - 80s'
I wanna get a tattoo with the following sentence: - 80s girl at heart- (meaning i'm a big fan of the eighties music, culture, fashion..everything, or that I should have be born in the eighties, feeling of belonging to another decade.
And i wanna make sure I dont get it in the wrong way 'cause it'll stay forever on my skin.
Could you please help me out here?
Thanks a lot!!
Becky

Voice message from Juan from Jaen (the World Capital of Olive Oil - known by locals as liquid gold.)

Comment on the blog from Roberto about episode 141 when we spoke about “Go to hell!” / “Get lost!” / “Get out of here!” - ¡Vete al carajo!
“From my point of view, the real meaning of the expression "Vete al carajo" comes from the navy, where "carajo" is that small basket at the top of a main mast. I think, "Crow's nest" is a suitable word for that place in English. Just to add another meaning of the Spanish word "carajo"
Not a good place to be for sure!
Cheers, Roberto”

I think they used to send out crows to find land. (crow - cuervo)

Thanks also to Marcelo Fernandez who sent an explanation and a picture of a crow’s nest on a ship. It’s in the show notes.

Other nautical expressions:

It’ll be smooth sailing from here on (also ‘plain sailing’) - easy progress. No big waves or rough sea.

Rock the boat - to do or say something that will upset people or cause trouble. Don’t rock the boat / Don’t make waves.

Like ships that pass in the night - people who meet for a brief but intense moment and then part, never to see each other again. Has that ever happened to you?

That ship has sailed - an opportunity that has passed or a situation that can no longer be changed. - You've missed the boat.

"three sheets to the wind" - someone who has had too much to drink. It comes from a term that originally described a ship in a complete mess, with its sails flapping and moving around in the wind.

"Taking the wind out of someone's sails" means beating them in an argument, or making them feel less confident in their actions.
Originally, the term referred to a naval maneuver. One ship would pass close to its opponent and block its access to the wind. - very useful tactic in battle.

Between the devil and the deep blue sea (between a rock and a hard place) - entre la espada y la pared - When you face a dilemma. - Going to the dentist - if you go you suffer, and if you don't go you suffer!

"knowing the ropes," - someone is competent at what they do. The statement, printed on a seaman's discharge, indicated that he knew the main uses of the ropes on a ship. Yet rather than indicating that the sailor was a master, the phrase meant that he was a novice who only knew the basics of sailing.

Not the only fish in the sea / There are plenty of fish in the sea. (not the only pebble on the beach). Plenty of other suitable people, especially for a romantic relationship.

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Video feedback from Andres, Aarón and Mikel from Costa Rica - Love the pineapples in the background!

https://youtu.be/NHxq0VPJgII 


Difference between ‘aware’ and ‘conscious’ (consciente, darse cuenta de)

Are you aware of/conscious of the 90 second time limit on Speakpipe?
Are you aware that you only have 90 seconds to speak (XAre you conscious that….X)

Conscious suggests being generally aware of the world around you.
Aware is more specific, you are aware of certain situations or facts. - Are you aware how important this podcast is?

Consciousness comes from one or some of the five senses. It’s a state (subconscious, unconscious - not awake, passed out - desmayado/a, inconsciente)
Awareness has more to do with the mind (self-awareness) - it’s the knowledge that something exists somewhere:

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com. Or send us a video or voice message like Mikel, Aaron and Andres from Costa Rica

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Rafael
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Pedro Martinez
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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139 and 140.

On next week's episode: Words in the News

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

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The Mexican Wall and Eugeni's pronunciation - AIRC149

Apr 4, 2017 31:26

Description:

In this episode we give Eugeni more feedback on his pronunciation and answer more of your comments and questions. This is Aprender Inglés on Reza y Craig

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Comment on the blog from Mar
Hi guys and congratulations for your great podcast.
The correct word to translate "milestone" is "hito". This is a word we usually use for business purposes: e.g. Hemos cumplido los principales hitos del proyecto.
We don't use "escalón" for that meaning.
Hope this helps.
Kind regards, Mar

“Moving to Spain was a milestone in my life.” What were some of the milestones in your life?

Voice message from Edgar Ubaldo from Mexico about the wall that Trump wants to build between the US and Mexico. Edgar says that he’s from "the place in the middle of the moon" (that's the meaning of Mexico according to some)
This is my opinion about immigration and the wall. I forgot to tell that never shall we pay that chingado muro! (we shall never pay - word order)
He also apologises for eating popcorn during his recording!

Excellent English and wonderful pronunciation!
I didn’t know that there were ex-pat communities of North Americans and Europeans in Mexico.
How dangerous is Mexico?
‘Prevent this from happening’
Please send us more messages - with popcorn!

An email from Javier from Tolosa who sent us a wonderful system for recording, learning and revising vocabulary.
“Hi Craig and Reza, how are you? This is Javier González from Tolosa,
I would like to share with you and with all your community one good practice that I use to improve my vocabulary.
Since I am very absent-minded, I have created this database in access to put the words I want to learn.
I explain all the rules of this application in the attached pdf.
I will send you too the database (empty) and a sample of the recorder.”

I couldn’t open the Microsoft Access file, but there were some nice examples in a pdf. In Javier’s system, you write the word or words you want to learn, the translation, the word family (noun, adverb, adjective etc), the sound (audio file) and example sentences.

Example: settle down - phrasal verb - establecerse, sentar cabeza - “I nearly got married, but I wasn’t ready to settle down.”

There is an option to review by double clicking in the “translation” field and then you can write the sentences. You can print out lists from the database.

Javier agreed to let us share his email address if you want to contact Javier: jabiergonzalez@yahoo.es

For learning vocabulary on your phone, I recommend the memrise app: https://www.memrise.com/

Which apps and methods are you using to learn, revise and remember vocabulary?

Audio message from Eugeni from Barcelona
“Let’s get down to business.” - to begin to get serious; to begin to negotiate or conduct business. “All right, everyone. Let's get down to business. There has been enough chitchat.”
to begin seriously doing what you need to do
Is Eugeni pronouncing the diphthong correctly in chair, bare, pair, there, parents, where, I don’t care?
Bird, flirt, shirt, skirt, nurse, first - this sound is a long schwa. Yes, you pronounce it well.

Voiced /z/, and unvoiced /s/ see and /z/ zoo

/s/ students, sit, sat, nice, decide, necessary, kiss
/z/ does, has, cruise, his, please, is, zebra, was

Advice and advise
Price and prize
Loose and lose
Niece and knees
Close and close
Peace and peas
Race and raise
Rice and rise

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Practice and learn the sounds of English, the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), on the Mansion Ingles website:

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer01_3.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer04_6.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer06_6.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_6.htm  
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer10_7.ht
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_9.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer12_7.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer14_7.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer17_3.htm 
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer19_4.htm 

 

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

If you would like more detailed shownotes, go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast 
Our lovely sponsors are:

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Zara Heath Picazo
Mamen
Juan Leyva Galera
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Manuel García Betegón
Jorge Jiménez
Raul Lopez
Rafael
Manuel Tarazona
Mariel Riedemann
Maite Palacín Pérez
Lorena
Pedro Martinez
Ana Cherta
Maria Gervatti

We want thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
There are now full transcriptions for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136, 138 and 139

On next week's episode: English Expressions from The Sea

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Mamen's true English story and more idioms - AIRC148

Mar 27, 2017 36:32

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The difference between fake, forge, falsify and counterfeit - AIRC147

Mar 20, 2017 40:34

Description:

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How to tell Jokes in English

Mar 13, 2017 33:51

Description:

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Need and Dare - AIRC145

Mar 6, 2017 32:59

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10 more phrasal verbs that you should know - AIRC144

Feb 27, 2017 36:21

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Immigrants and Immigration - AIRC143

Feb 20, 2017 38:41

Description:

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Cooking Vocabulary and Our Favourite Food - AIRC142

Feb 13, 2017 58:41

Description:

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Liar, Layer, Lawyer, Lower, Lie and Lay - AIRC 141

Feb 6, 2017 42:00

Description:

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Quantifiers | ‘some’ ‘lots of’ ‘a few of’ ‘most’ 'loads of' etc - AIRC140

Jan 30, 2017 33:42

Description:

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The Prepositions Out, Up, Of and Off - AIRC139

Jan 23, 2017 48:49

Description:

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Compound nouns - AIRC138

Jan 16, 2017 52:41

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How to Tell a Story in English - AIRC137

Jan 9, 2017 47:17

Description:

For show notes, go to: http://www.inglespodcast.com/137 

Las notas del episodio por este podcast estan en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/137 

Giving Advice and Using recommend and suggest in English - AIRC136

Jan 2, 2017 43:35

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you to make recommendations and suggestions correctly in English.

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Audio feedback: Gabriel from Tijuana Mexico says Hi
Gabriel also wrote a message on the website inglespodcast.com (I think it's the same Gabriel from Tijuana)

Hi Reza and Craig,
I´m Gabriel from Tijuana Mex, I just want to say thanks for your podcast, the last one was great,
and I need to tell you that the first ones when you started this project where horrible, I feel (felt) that I´m (I was) in a bored (boring) class, but right now they are great!!!!!
My last words for you are, thanks and continue with the podcast, you are amazing guys.
I will continue hearing (listening to) you every time that I can.
Regards,Gabriel.

Audio Feedback: Adrian sent us an audio message on speakpipe.com/inglespodcast from Costa Rica - "can we talk about the word THE and when to use it"

We spoke about The definite and indefinite article, A, AN, THE, ZERO with Bea in Episode 41 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/01/15/the-definite-and-indefinite-article-a-an-the-zero-with-special-guest-bea-airc41/ )

Email Feedback: Francisco Espínola Sanchez from Úbeda, Jaen
Hi friends, how is it going?
The aim of this e-mail is to share some ideas and experiences with the listeners.
For example, for the last three months I have been working on my English improvement in a different way.
Neither academies, nor boring grammar books, nor that kind of stuff.
Now I just do three activities: listening to podcasts intensively, reading English literature and occasionally, doing language exchange (using skype or head to head (face to face), when it´s possible).
I carry on listening to your podcast loyally, every week. What´s more, I have found some interesting podcasts.
One is Luke´s English podcast, who is friend of yours, isn´t he?
This one requires some effort at the beginning, as Luke speaks faster than you, but it´s worth trying it.
I would say that AIRC (Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig) is more academic and Luke is somehow like a TV comedian, so both podcasts together are the perfect team!
This way, I can get at least three new episodes or so every week, so I keep continuously active.
In combination with bilingual books, this method is really working to (for) me, I feel my English improving one day after another, so I would encourage the AIRC listeners community to try it.
In my case, I am learning without noticing it at all! I have got the FCE and the next target is the CAE!

By the way, do you know Úbeda?? It´s an UNESCO world heritage city in the province of Jaén (I am consciously promoting tourism for my hometown :)
Well, sorry for the endless e-mail (and for mistakes) and thank you very much for your commitment, have a big hug!!

Francisco recommends (listening to) Luke’s podcast. He suggests we listen to it.

Luke's English Podcast: http://teacherluke.co.uk/
Inglés Diario Chris Gollop: http://inglesdiario.es/
David Palencia - Daway Inglés: http://www.dawayingles.com/

I hear a lot of mistakes with the verbs to recommend and to suggest from my Spanish students

You CANNOT say:
XI suggested him to listen to our podcast.X

With SUGGEST (proponer/sugerir) we can say:

I suggest (that) he listens to our podcast.
I suggest (that) he listen to our podcast (no 3rd person singular “s” = subjunctive - more common in formal American English)
I suggested listening to our podcast

There are 2 more formal and less common constructions that may be tested in an advanced exam:
I suggested him/Paul listening to our podcast
I suggested Paul’s/his (possessive=very formal) listening to our podcast

With RECOMMEND (aconsejar, recomendar) we can say:

I recommended him to listen to our podcast. (XYou can't say "I suggested him to listen....X)
I recommended (that) he listen/listens to our podcast.
I recommended (him/his/Paul/Paul’s) listening to our podcast
I recommended that he should listen to our podcast

I recommend hiring a builder to do up your flat rather than trying to do it up yourself.
I suggest you get a few quotes and compare prices before you make a choice.

I’d like to recommend some YouTube channels to you:
Simple English Videos - Vicki Hollett: https://www.youtube.com/simpleenglishvideos
Learn English with Papa Teach Me: https://www.youtube.com/papateachme
Amigos Ingleses - Philip and Isabel: https://www.youtube.com/AmigosIngleses


Daily videos posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mansioningles/

Other ways of making suggestions and giving advice

Why don’t you…….? (+infinitive without ‘to’)
What/How about…..? (+gerund/noun)
You could (always)….(+infinitive without ‘to’)
It's a good idea to....(+infinitive) "It's a good idea to subscribe to our newsletter at inglespodcast.com ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/ )
You might want to…..(+infinitive) "You might want to subscribe to this podcast."
Perhaps you could/should….(+infinitive without ‘to’)
Have you thought about…? / have you considered….? / Have you tried….? (+gerund/noun)
If I were you, I’d...(+infinitive without ‘to’)
One thing you could do is…..(+infinitive without ‘to’)
Shall I/we…..? (+infinitive without ‘to’) NB. Only possible with “I/we”
Do you fancy……? (+gerund/noun) - "Do you fancy a cup of tea?"
Have you tried….? (+gerund/noun) "Have you tried carob chocolate?" (carob = algarroba)

Giving strong advice:
You should…
You’d better…
You must / have to….

Asking for advice

What should I do?
What do you suggest?
What do you advise me to do?
What's your advice? (‘advise’ is a verb, ‘advice’ is a noun)
If you were me, what would you do?

What problems are you facing at the moment?

Craig:
Changing from a paper diary to a digital one.
Saying no to new projects (time management)

Reza:
getting used to wearing new glasses
Putting on weight around his belly
Breathing too loudly into the microphone

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On next week's episode: How to Tell a Story in English

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Stereotypes and Cultural Myths about the British - AIRC135

Dec 26, 2016 53:31

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you bust some cultural myths about the UK and British people

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Comment on the website from Fleudy:
Good afternoon,I have a problem with my English.
I’ve been learning English for two years and I know a lot of words and grammar, but my big problem is the listening.
This problem have (has) been hitting(bugging) me for a long time. Please tell me what I can do to improve it.

Listen to podcasts. Search Google for your hobbies and interests and then type the word 'podcast' (for example, 'football podcast', 'movie podcast', 'tech podcast')
Also search on itunes, Google Play, ivoox, and use podcast apps like Stitcher.

http://www.apple.com/lae/itunes/ 
https://play.google.com/store?hl=en 
https://www.stitcher.com/ 

Also listen to English music and films in origianl version (and this podcast!)


Listener Feedback from Ando from Mexico
Great pronunciation! Mexicans eat a lot of tacos. The Spanish dance Flamenco, go to bullfights and are lazy because they always have a siesta and leave everything until mañana!

What about the UK?


Let’s bust some cultural myths!

1. Everyone in England speaks with either a London Cockney accent or posh like the Queen.

2. We're always drinking tea. India, Turkey, China and Ireland drink more (per head of population).
Brits drink almost as much coffee as tea. "Come round for tea" = come to our house for the evening meal.

3. We all know Sean Connery, Mick Jagger, David Beckham and The Queen personally.

4. Everyone lives in London or in houses like Downtown Abbey.

5. The food is terrible! Britain has four restaurants that have a 3 michelin stars and has the 4th, 5th and 9th best restaurant in the world, according to Trip Advisor (http://uk.businessinsider.com/tripadvisors-best-restaurants-in-the-world-2015-2015-10?r=US&IR=T) Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal

6. It's always raining (Britain is number 46th in a list of worldwide average rainfall,
this is above countries such as New Zealand (29th) and even the USA (25th)).
It drizzles a lot in the UK.
Brits speak about the weather a lot and it's also common to see rain and bad weather in British art. Winters are longer than summer in the UK.
Do the British always carry umbrellas?

7. All Brits have bad teeth - a study by the OECD, published in The Economist, shows that Brits have some of the healthiest teeth in the world. ( http://www.economist.com/node/15060097 )

8. British people hate Europeans and North Americans.

9. The British are very reserved and unfriendly.

10 We drink warm beer.

11. The English sometimes confuse “British” with “English”, as do non-British people
(see inglespodcast.com/52) ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/05/24/phrasal-verbs-with-up-england-britain-great-britain-and-the-uk-gerunds-and-infinitives-asking-for-directions-airc52/ )

It can be difficult to tell the difference between the accents of Canadians and North Americans and between Australians and New Zealanders


How would you stereotype the Chinese? The Germans? The Brazilians? The French? (which adjectives would you use?)

How much do you think I live up to an English stereotype?

Say some adjectives and I’ll tell you which nationality you’re stereotyping.


HEAVEN
“Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian, and it’s all organised by the Swiss”

HELL
“Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it’s all organised by the Italians.”

Thoughts on Cuisine:
“The Europeans have good food. The British have...good table manners!”


Quotes from George Mikes - a Hungarian writer who came to the UK for a few weeks, but ended up staying, obtaining British nationality and writing about the British -
“The British are brave people. They can face anything, except reality.”

“An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.”

“The British - as the whole world, particularly the British, keep saying - are the most fair-minded people in the world.
After the Second World War they declared: ‘Let’s be fair. We’ve been Top Nation for centuries. We have done splendidly well once again. Now we must give others a chance. Let’s decline’.”


Audio message from Santiago from Argentina: Reverse culture shock


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On next week's episode: Giving Advice and Using recommend and suggest in English


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Feelings Vocabulary in English - AIRC134

Dec 19, 2016 42:43

Description:

How are you feeling? How do you feel? Are you in the mood to practise English with us?
We’re looking at feelings vocabulary today in Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

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Hello Craig, this is Alberto, again. (Luis Alberto Diaz Garcia - email)
¨Please help me with a doubt. When (do) I have to use "to me" or "for me".
For example when people are talking about some topic and you have to give your opinion. Is it "to me" or "for me"?
Another example when you are in a restaurant and your girlfriend asks for fish and you ask for your meal after her (immediately). Is it "for me only salad" or "to me only salad"?
I will appreciate your help. Keep doing your excellent podcast!!
Bye guys

In this episode we're going to help you talk about your feelings.
Listener Feedback: Audio feedback from Mamen

commute is a verb. I commute to work every day.
Noun: I listened to Aprender Inglés with Reza during my commute.
I am a commuter. I commute to work every day. I have a 20-minute commute.

Feelings
I feel sad, lonely, afraid, blue, depressed, down, stressed
I feel happy, positive, wonderful, enthusiastic, energetic, confident, healthy

Voice message from Ana from Mexico: How does Ana feel and why?
(Ana from Mexico feels disappointed, upset. She doesn't feel well - because of her level of English)
I wrote to Ana and asked her for to tell us a bit more about her profession and which jobs has she applied for. She answered by email:
“I'm a manufacturing engineer and I have applied for these kind of jobs, such as a project engineer, process engineer and others jobs related to manufacturing.
I think I have not been accepted because the level of English they need is advanced, it is because global companies work with people around the world. It is required to talk about specifications of machines, materials, measures, tolerances, and more,especially over negotiations in money.”


I think her English is very, very good.
Suggestions: italki / Monica Stocker's FITA course.

Episode 43 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/02/21/how-to-have-a-job-interview-in-english-and-work-vocabulary-airc43/  )
Episode 58 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/07/05/job-interview-questions-airc58/  )

My job interview ebook and audio.

Are the following positive or negative feelings?

Anxious - ansioso/a
Ashamed - avergonzado/a - "Craig is ashamed of his level of Spanish."
Astonished (amazed, surprised) - asombrado - "We are astonished at the number of listeners we have."
Awful (horrible, terrible) - espantoso/a
Bored (uninterested) - aburrido/a
Concerned (worried) - preocupado/a
Confused - confundido
Contented (satisfied) - contento/a, satisfecho/a
Disappointed - decepcionado, desilusionado
Ecstatic (very, very happy, joyful) - extático/a
Embarrassed (self-conscious) - avergonzado/a
Excited - entusiasmado/a
Furious (very, very angry) - furioso/a
Guilty - culpable
Hopeful (optimistic) - optimista
Inadequate (insufficient) - deficiente, inapropiado/a, inadecuado/a
Inferior - inferior
Insecure - inseguro/a
Irritated - irritado, enojado/a
Jealous - celoso/a / envious - envidioso/a What's the difference between jealousy (celos) and envy (envidia)?
Envy is when you want what someone else has, but jealousy is when you're worried someone's trying to take what you have.
Envy is a reaction to lacking something.
Jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something (usually someone).
“I’m envious of my friends town house and office space.” Are you a jealous person?
Mad / angry - enfadado / crazy about (in a positive way) "I'm mad about podcasting."
Peaceful - tranquilo/a
Proud - orgulloso/a
Scared (afraid) - aterrorizado, asustado
Sensitive - sensible
Suspicious - sospechoso "That man looks suspicious." / "I feel suspicious of my neighbour."
Threatened (in danger) - amenazado
Vulnerable - vulnerable
Worthless - despreciable / (cosa) sin valor - "This old painting is worthless."

How did you feel when we won the podcasting award in 2015?
How did you feel when we didn’t win it this year?
How do you feel when someone catches you doing something you shouldn’t be doing?
How do you feel when your neighbours make a lot of noise or stop you from sleeping when you need to get up early the next day?
How did you feel when you heard about Brexit or Trump’s election victory?
What achievement do you feel proud of?
Is there anything you feel ashamed of?
How do you feel about Mickey Mouse?
What makes you feel bored?
When was the last time you felt surprised?

‘THE WHEEL OF FEELINGS’ AT INGLESPDCAST.COM/134

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Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions - AIRC133

Dec 12, 2016 48:47

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Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions - AIRC133

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In this episode we're going to help you with Adverbial clauses, linkers, conjunctions etc

Audio feedback from Edu from Peru
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We also publish the dates and the times of the online conversaiton chat on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mansioningles/) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ - @mansiontwit)

Listener Feedback: Bruno Schvidah from Brazil sent us an email.
My name is Bruno and I am from Brazil but recently living in Copenhagen!
My weak side has been "adverbial clauses and linkers" I would really like to go through that!
For now, I wish you all a great Friday!
All the best, Bruno

We're sorry it's taken us so long to answer your question, Bruno.
We spoke about some linking words in Episode 55 (but, even though/although, however, in spite of/despite) ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/06/14/linking-words-but-even-thoughalthough-however-in-spite-ofdespite-etc-shopping-expressions-airc55/ )

What Are Adverbial Clauses?
"An adverbial clause is a group of words which does what an adverb does.

Adverbial clauses (like all clauses) contain a subject and a verb. For example:

"I eat dark chocolate daily."
(normal adverb)

"I'm going to eat dark chocolate until you tell me to stop."
(adverbial clause = "until you tell me to stop")

More examples:
I never knew how wonderful life could be until I started podcasting.

I'll let you know as soon as I publish this episode.

Now that we've eaten, we can have some of that chocolate cake.

Adverbial clauses don’t have to speak about time. They can also be about contrast, cause and effect, condition etc.

Contrast:I had some chocolate cake even though I was full. (even though = aunque)

Cause and effect: I’ve put on weight this month because I’ve been eating so much cake.

Condition: I’m not going to Disneyland unless you come with me. (unless = a menos que, a no ser que)

More linkers:

In spite of / Despite - “I bought an iphone in spite of the price.” (in spite of/despite = a pesar de)
They go at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
“Reza arrived on time despite / in spite of missing the bus”


Instead of (en vez de, en lugar de)
“This year we’re having roast lamb for Christmas dinner instead of turkey.”


Although (aunque) / though / even though / in spite of the fact that (a pesar de que) - “Although/Even though/Though I was full, I had another piece of cake.”

"Even though" is more emphatic than "although".

“Though” can also go at the end of a second sentence in informal English:

These connectors are followed by a complete sentence. They can be placed at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence. If they are at the beginning we put a comma after the clause.

"I had another piece of cake, although I was full."

“In spite of the fact that the neighbours were making a noise, we decided to record this podcast.”

“Reza loves Berta. She rarely thinks about him, though.”

"I'm sorry, we don't have any chocolate cake. We've got some biscuits, though."

However (sin embargo) / nevertheless/nonetheless (no obstante) / even so (aun así)
At/Near the start of a second sentence:

“I was really tired. Even so, I decided to go out for a beer.” (sin embargo, aun así)

“Craig’s on a diet. However, he can’t lose any weight.”

“I didn’t like the price. Nevertheless/Nonetheless, I bought it.”

Or at the end of a second sentence in informal English:
“I didn’t like the price. I bought it, nonetheless.”

While / whereas (mientras que)
In the middle or at the start of a sentence:
“Our last podcast was really interesting, whereas/while this one is a bit boring.”
“While/whereas the last podcast was really interesting, this one is a bit boring:”

On the one hand / on the other hand (por un lado / por el otro lado)
Links two contrasting ideas. “On the one hand” can be omitted:
(On the one hand,) I think that technology has helped society in the areas of health, work, education etc. On the other hand we might be too dependant on technology and maybe to addicted to it as well.

On the contrary - al contrario
Some people say that people can’t change. On the contrary, I think they can!

We can use linkers to add information:

Moreover (además) / furthermore / besides (además) / in addition (to) (además (de)) / as well as (además de) / apart from (aparte de) / what’s more (además; lo que es más, y encima) / on top of that (además) / as well = too (también) at the end of a sentence

“In addition to jazz music, Craig also likes rap.”
Besides music and podcasting, what other hobbies do you have at the moment? - It's a nice day for a walk, and besides, I need the exercise.
I think you owe me an apology. Furthermore, you need to apologise to my wife.
Your company did not inform us of the building work in the hotel. Moreover, no compensation was offered.
Juan was at the meeting, as well as Sara and Maria.
‘Apart from Spanish, Reza also speaks French”.
“He's ugly and what's more, he's not very nice.”
"What a day! First I woke up late, then the car wouldn't start, and on top of that, I dropped my phone and broke it."
She likes tea. She likes coffee as well/too.


We can use linkers to show consequences and results:

As a result (of) (debido a,como resultado, como consecuencia) / therefore (por lo tanto, por eso) / consequently, as a consequence (en consecuencia, y entonces, y por eso) / for this reason

“Reza and I work very hard on this podcast. As a result, it’s becoming one of the most popular learning English podcasts in itunes.”
“I think, therefore I am.” - pienso, luego existo
“I wanted it; consequently, I bought it.”
“I don’t think I can help you develop this product, and for this reason I’m out.” - Shark tank

We can also use linkers to show reasons and causes:

Because (of) (a causa de, debido a) / as / since / seeing that / on account of / due to (debido a) / due to the fact that (debido a que) / owing to / owing to the fact that

As/Since/Because Craig loves Mickey Mouse (clause), he wants to visit Disney Land, Orlando.
Because of Craig’s love for Mickey Mouse (noun phrase, not clause), he wants to visit Disney Land, Orlando.


“Because of / on account of / owing to / due to our sponsor, italki we are able to continue with this podcast.”

Compare:
“We didn’t record podcasts yesterday due to* work.”
“We didn’t record podcasts yesterday due to the fact that* we were both working.”

(*also owing to and owing to the fact that)

“As / Since / Seeing that we’re hungry, we should break for lunch now.”

In order to = a more formal version of INFINITIVE / so as to
Theses conjunctions explain the purpose of something. They are more common in written English.
Reza and I started this podcast (in order) to help you improve your English.
We started our Patreon program so as to be able to pay for full transcriptions for these podcasts (go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast for more details)

All the same (de todas formas, a pesar de todo)
“They offered to pay me 30 euros per hour, but I turned down the job all the same.”

We can use some linking words to show the order and sequence of things

First of all / Firstly / To begin with / To start with / In the first place (en primer lugar, antes que nada)
Second / Secondly (en segundo lugar)
Third / Thirdly (en tercer lugar)
After that / Then (después de eso, después) / Next (luego)
Finally, Lastly (por fin, por último, finalmente)
Last but not least (por último, si bien no menos importante)

Linkers for summarizing

In short / To sum up / In conclusion (en resumen, para concluir, resumir)
All in all (en suma)
In brief (en resumen)
In short (en resumen)
On the whole (en general)


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Rafael
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On next week's episode: Feelings Vocabulary in English


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Mansion Interviews Jack Askew from tofluency.com and teachingeslonline.com

Dec 9, 2016 48:09

Description:

Puedes contestar las preguntas de comprensión y obtener ayuda con el vocabulario difícil en esta entrevista en inglespodcast.com   

You can answer listening comprehension questions and get help with difficult vocabulary in this interview at inglespodcast.com 

 

Vocabulary

urge = deseo, impulso
stipend = beca
funky (bars) = de moda, en la onda
it rings a bell = it seems familiar
(insurance) policy = póliza
to set up = instalar, montar
to struggle (to have difficulty) = costar
risky = arriesgado/a
to own = poseer, ser dueño de
to put (something) off = posponer
to go all in = echar el resto, ir con todo, apostar todo
overlap = coincidencia
to outsource = subcontratar
to scale = modificar la escala
deadline = fecha tope, fecha límite
to procrastinate = posponer, dejar para después
to run into someone = tropezarse con, encontrarse con 

Pronunciation | Linking sounds in Connected Speech - AIRC132

Dec 4, 2016 44:57

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you improve your pronunciation with linking sounds. How words join together in connected speech - because WE DO NOT SPEAK LIKE ROBOTS DO WE?

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Audio message from Jose from Mexico.

Audio message from Mamen: doubt and hesitate

Doubt
I doubt if we can help her. Why are you hesitating?
Doubt = dudar “I doubt if we’ll be making a special Christmas podcast this year.”
“I doubt that I’ll be eating turkey on Christmas day.”
“Did you have doubts about the consistency of this podcast when we first started?”


To doubt means to lack confidence in something; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.
To hesitate means to stop or pause before making a decision or doing something.
(dudar , vacilar)

Expressions with doubt
there is some doubt about it = sobre esto existen dudas
beyond doubt = fuera de duda
beyond all reasonable doubt = más allá de toda duda
to cast doubt on = poner en duda
to clear up sb's doubts = sacar a algn de dudas
to have one's doubts about sth = tener sus dudas acerca de algo
no doubt! = ¡sin duda!
to throw doubt on = poner en duda
without (a) doubt = sin duda (alguna)

to hesitate to do sth = dudar en hacer algo
“When I did a bungy jump, I hesitated before I jumped, but I had no doubt it was safe.”
Don’t hesitate to contact us, send Reza an email.
Don't hesitate to ask us = no vaciles en pedírnoslo, no dejes de pedírnoslo
To hesitate before doing sth = dudar antes de hacer algo
What do you hesitate before doing?

Connected speech. Why do native English speakers connect their speech? We try to say the most we can in the shortest possible time.

English is a stress-timed language. Spanish is a syllable-timed language.

1 - 2 - 3 - 4
1 and 2 and 3 and 4
1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4
1 and then a 2 and then a 3 and then a 4

CATS CHASE MICE
the CATS CHASE MICE
the CATS CHASE the MICE
the cats will CHASE the MICE
the CATS will have CHASED the MICE

"here and there" Do you pronounce the 'r' at the end of 'here'
"more examples"
"A doctor or a lawyer"
"We never ever thought we'd love podcasting"
"The biscuits are in the cupboard"
“This is a better episode than last week’s.”

Does the first word have to end in an ‘r’ sound, and the second begin with a vowel sound (like better and episode)?

law and order (‘r’ sound)
Pasta and cheese (‘r’ sound)

Go away (‘w’ sound)
No, I can’t (‘w’ sound)

She isn’t there (‘y’ sound)
Tea and biscuits (‘y’ sound)


Consonant + vowel sound (link the sounds together when a consonant is followed by a vowel)
I need it = I needit
Say a word = saya word
Read a text = reada text

Consonant + consonant (if the consonant is the same sound, just pronounce it once)
Big girl = bigirl
Best teacher = besteacher
Good day = gooday (or G’day if you’re Australian!)
Take the fast train = fastrain

I needto stopeating chocolate = I need to stop eating chocolate.
Playa songon ya violin = Play a song on your violin.
Are ya gonna sitdown or standup? = Are you going to sit down or stand up?


Other examples - dictation:

Wacha gonna do? = What are you going to do?

I’ve gotta geta lotavit = I’ve got to get a lot of it

She can’tavarrivedearly = She can’t have arrived early

Sendusanemail = send us an email

I’ve never bininafrica = I’ve never been in Africa ('Nicola's been in Benin, Africa')

Wadaya do? = What do you do? (for a living)

Pickitupoff the floor = pick it up off the floor

He mustav eatenitall = He must have eaten it all


A similar thing happens in Spanish also - cortado, cuñado, pringado

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On next week's episode: Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions

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Ghosts and the Supernatural - AIRC131

Nov 28, 2016 43:10

Description:

In this episode we're going to talk about ghosts and the supernatural an idea from Liliana from Colombia who sent us this voice message


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Feedback: Bruno Schvidah from Brazil
My name is Bruno and I am from Brazil but recently living in Copenhagen!
My weak side has been "adverbial clauses and linkers" I would really like to go through that!
For now, I wish you all a great Friday!
All the best, Bruno

Episode 32
Although / even though / despite / in spite of - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/10/09/im-just-a-poor-english-teacher-im-happy-though-airc32/ 

Episode 55
but, even though/although, however, in spite of/despite - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/06/14/linking-words-but-even-thoughalthough-however-in-spite-ofdespite-etc-shopping-expressions-airc55/ 

Go and listen to those two episodes, Bruno and if there are linking words, conjunctions that we did not mention, please tell us and we will talk about them in a future episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.

Audio Feedback from Roberto from Mexico.
How do you believe that the place where you learn a language affects the way you speak?
A student from Argentina who learned from a teacher from the US and then came to Spain speaks with an American accent.
Friends from the UK who have learned Spanish in Argentina, Mexico and Peru speak very differently to the way I do.

Liliana also sent us an email. Comment by Lili Corne from Colombia, Cali
Hello , the podcast was fantastic today, I would like to talk some day about ghosts, for example, Do you believe in ghosts? I have an experience about that!

Vocabulary

Ghost, ghastly, phantom - fantasma
To haunt - encantar - a haunted house
Spooky - espeluznante
Words for the devil - el diablo: lucifer, the beast, Satan, 666, beelzebub, The Prince of Darkness
Evil - mal, vil
Curse - una maldición
Demons and angels
To terrify - aterrorizar a , terrifying - espantoso/a “I was terrified” / “It was a terrifying experience”
To scare - asustar, aterrorizar, scary
Fear (noun) - niedo, to fear - temer
To be afraid(adj.) - tener miedo
Fright (noun) - susto - I caught/had a fright
Frighten (verb) - asustar a
Frightening (adj.)
Frightful (adj.) a frightful shock
To scream - gritar (a blood curdling/spine chilling scream)
To howl (like a werewolf) gritar, aullar
The afterlife, life after death - el más allá, ultratumba
Coffin - ataúd
To bury - enterrar
Cemetery - cementerio
Grave - tumba, gravestone - lápida mortuoria
Gruesome - repelente - “a gruesome killing”
Eerie - inquietante, escalofriante - an eerie silence
Witch - bruja - broomstick - palo de escoba , to cackle - reírse a carcajadas, to cast a spell - embrujar , witchcraft/sorcery - brujería, wand - varita
fairies - las hadas
wizard - mago, hechicero
Zombie


Discussion

Afterlife - What happens to a person’s soul or spirit after they die (to die, death, he died or passed away)

Astral projection - the process whereby our etheric body, spirit or mind separates from the physical body, while maintaining a level of consciousnes (out of body experiences).

Channeling - Uses communication with the paranormal through a state of trance.

Dowsing - To be able to find underground water and/or underground minerals

Ley lines - hypothetical alignments of a number of places of geographical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths.

ESP - Extrasensory perception (ESP) is the knowledge of external objects or events. A sixth sense beyond the five man already uses. Animals seem to have it.
What are the 5 senses? (hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste)

Past Life Recall - To remember or have mental flashes about living in another lifetime.

Reincarnation -The belief that a person's soul will, following bodily death, inhabit a new body in a long cycle of rebirths.

Telepathy - To know what others are thinking as if to hear thoughts in your head. Thought transference including the sending and receiving of thoughts.

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Rafael
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Marketing and Market Research - AIRC130

Nov 21, 2016 57:18

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you improve your marketing vocabulary

Audio feedback from Maria Jose from Cordoba
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Listener Feedback: Maite
Hi Craig!
First of all I have to say that your English podcasts are by far the best. I've never seen such magnificent podcasts.
Well, I'd like you to teach me vocabulary about marketing issues because I'm doing a degree in marketing and market research and I want to get more vocabulary skills.
That's all folks!
Thanks in advance for being as you are.
Maite

"Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships." - wikipedia

Does marketing have good or bad connotations?

Marketing is activities of a company associated with buying and selling a product or service.
People who work in marketing try to get the attention of target audiences by using slogans, packaging design, celebrity endorsements and general media exposure.

Marketing is everything a company does to acquire customers and maintain a relationship with them. Is this necessarily a bad thing?

Even the small tasks like writing thank-you letters, returning phone calls and emails promptly and meeting with a past client for coffee can be thought of as marketing.

The ultimate goal of marketing is to match a company's products and services to the people who need and want them, thereby ensuring profitability.

Vocabulary

brand / make / label
consumer
distribution - delivering the product to the customer
end-user - the person, customer who is the ultimate (and so real) user of a product
launch - lanzar
E-commerce – buying and selling of products or services over the Internet.
E-marketing – Promotion of products and services over the Internet
market research
Market niche – Small but profitable segment (segmento) of a market in which a company is a specialist
market share
Inbound Marketing - marketing activities that draw visitors in, rather than marketers having to go out to get prospects' attention.
packaging
Engagement Rate - A popular social media metric used to describe the amount of interaction (likes, shares, comments etc.) a piece of content receives. Interactions like these tell you that your messages are resonating with your fans and followers.
keywords - the topics that webpages get indexed for in search results by engines like Google
Product range/line – products of a particular type manufactured and/or sold by a company
Product positioning – consumer perception of a product as compared to it’s competition.

Product placement – a form of advertisement, when a company pays for a product to be seen in films and TV programs.
Corporate image – The way society views a company.
trademark - special symbol, design, word etc used to represent a product or firm
sponsor
Lead - A person or company who's shown interest in a product or service in some way, shape, or form. Perhaps they filled out a form, subscribed to a blog, or shared their contact information in exchange for something.
Landing Page - A landing page is a website page containing a form that is used for lead generation.
Conversion Rate - The percentage of people who completed a desired action on a single web page, such as filling out a form. Pages with high conversion rates are performing well, while pages with low conversion rates are performing poorly.
Bounce Rate - The percentage of people who land on a page on your website and then leave without clicking on anything else or navigating to any other pages on your site. (to bounce = rebotar)

Marketing Acronyms

ROI - Return on Investment - The formula for ROI is: Gain from Investment minus Cost of Investment

SEO - Search Engine Optimization - The practice of enhancing where a webpage appears in search results.

LTV - Lifetime Value - A prediction of the net profit attributed to the entire future relationship with a customer.

CAC - Customer Acquisition Cost - Your total Sales and Marketing cost.

CTR - Clickthrough Rate - The percentage of your audience that advances (or clicks through) from one part of your website to the next step of your marketing campaign.

CTA - Call-to-Action - a text link, button, image, or some type of web link that encourages a website visitor to visit a landing page and become of lead. Some examples of CTAs are “Subscribe Now” or “Download this PDF document Today.”

B2C (Business-to-Consumer) - sells to consumers (Amazon, Apple)

B2B (Business-to-Business) - sells to other businesses (google)

API - Application Programming Interface - a series of rules in computer programming, which allow an application to extract information from a service and use that information
either in their own application or in data analyses.
It's kind of like a phone for applications to have conversations. Example: The inglespodcast app in itunes and Android.


Questions
What's the most annoying thing that marketers do in order to sell you stuff?

Which, if any, of these advertising methods would you take notice of:
website banners
email spam
phone calls - telemarketing
street advertising
TV/radio commercials
fliers on you car, in your postbox
newspaper/magazine ads
word of mouth
pre-roll ads on YouTube
podcast ads

Why do you think marketing has become so much more important in recent years?

Reza strongly objects to any public money being spent by councils or government on advertisements merely reminding you how good they (supposedly) are. What are your feelings on this?

Is sponsorship of major events really necessary, or just purely self-interested marketing for the sponsor?


Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man: https://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man 

Joan Boluda - Marketing online https://boluda.com/ 

Jason Van Orden and Jeremy Frandsen http://www.internetbusinessmastery.com/ 

Online Marketing Made Easy - Amy Porterfield http://www.amyporterfield.com/category/podcast/ 

Pat Flynn - Smart Passive Income http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ 

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Rafael
Daniel Contreras Aladro
Manuel Tarazona


On next week's episode we're going to speak about ghosts and the
supernatural. Please send us your ghost stories and any supernatural experiences you've had (Jose’s Vampire story Episode 96 http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/03/28/nature-and-the-environment-airc96/ 

 


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Mansion Interviews Andrew Walkely from londonlanguagelab.com

Nov 17, 2016 26:07

Description:

Andrew Walkely and I worked at the same language school in Valancia when Andrew was living here with his family a few years ago.
But he left Valencia and we lost touch with each other, as people do, so I was really pleased to meet up with him at a teaching conference in the Uk this year.
We had lunch together during the conference and he told me about an exciting new project he's
started in London so I wanted to bring him on the podcast to speak about it.

Don't forget that you can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/andrew 

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Vocabulary
freelance - independiente, autónomo/a
to set up (a company)
rolayties
bizzare
joint venture - empresa conjunta
redevelopment - remodelación, reurbanización
council estate - un barrio de viviendas de alquiler subvencionadas por el ayuntamiento.


Outcomes: Real English for the real world by Andrew Walkley and Hugh dellar: http://ngl.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?N=4294918556+200&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=174246954616375171057465195942078708486&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial 

Lexical lab: http://www.lexicallab.com/  
London Language Lab: http://www.londonlanguagelab.com/ 


Many thanks to Andrew for coming on the podcast. I'm sure you join me in wishing him every success with London Language Lab teaching centre at http://www.londonlanguagelab.com/ All links, as usual, can be found at
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Thank you to you for listening to this Mansion Interview. Remember, you can study English free at mansioningles.com

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Time Clauses and Time Expressions - AIRC129

Nov 14, 2016 31:13

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you with your time clauses

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Feedback: Email from Rafael alba garcia
I've just listened to the new podcast and I found it very interesting with these nine words in Spanish. Episode 127: http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/10/30/9-spanish-words-we-need-in-english-airc127/  
Muy bien descritas esas nueve palabras, pero con la explicación de «ya», en mi opinión Reza no ha estado del todo (a bit) exacto, porque cuando en español se hace una pregunta, (por ejemplo).... ¿quieres un vaso de agua? o ¿tu eres Craig?, los españoles no solemos contestar «ya».....otra cosa es que yo diga....¡Tú eres Craig!, (afirmación), entonces Craig puede contestar, ya, (ya lo sé)

Audio Feedback: Ivan from Valencia

We spoke about time clauses with the present perfect in Episode 18 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/03/24/present-perfect-fig-rolls-with-special-guest-bea-airc18/ ) Specifically STILL / ALREADY / JUST / YET / SO FAR (often used with the present perfect)
AGO / LAST WEEK, MONTH / YESTERDAY / IN 2006 (Often used with the past simple)

More time expressions

AFTER - I made coffee after Reza arrived. / After Reza arrived, I made coffee.
I'll have a shower after you.
What are you doing after we finish recording?

More uses of after:
expressions
day after day - día tras día. What are the same mistakes you keep correcting in your classes day after day.
one after the other - uno tras otro. I can’t stop eating chocolates. Once I start, I eat them one after the other.
one excuse after another - excusas y más excusas. When I ask my students for hand in their writing homework I get a load odd excuses, one after the other.
after you! - ¡pase usted!, ¡usted primero!

behind
close the door after you - cierra la puerta al salir or cuando salgas
I'm tired of cleaning up after you - estoy cansado de ir detrás de ti limpiándolo todo

Looking for
She's after a husband - Va en pos de un marido
They're all after the same thing - Todos van a por lo mismo
What is he after? - ¿Qué pretende?
I see what you're after - Ya caigo, ya comprendo lo que quieres decir; (hostile) ya te he calado

in view of - después de
After all I've done for you - Después de / Con todo lo que he hecho por ti
He can't go back after what he's done - Después de lo que ha hecho no puede volver

BEFORE - we had lunch before we started recording. We taught classes before we had lunch.

Different uses of before

anteriormente
Have you been here before? - ¿Habías estado aquí anteriormente?

rather than
I would die before I would criticize her. - Moriría antes de criticarla.

in front of
He stood before the crowd and raised his arms. - Él se paró ante la multitud y levantó los brazos.
I stood before my students and made a fool of myself.

por delante
She has her whole career before her. - Ella tiene toda una carrera por delante

antes que
Personally, I'd eat pizza before caviar or truffles. - Personalmente, prefiero comer pizza antes que caviar o trufas.
I’d prefer to eat chocolate before food.

ante
They performed an open-air concert before a huge audience. - Dieron un concierto al aire libre ante un numeroso público.

WHEN (cuando) - I was making coffee when Reza arrived.

WHILE (mientras) - I was making coffee while Reza was testing the microphone. (during the time that)

While/When Reza was living in Salamanca, he met Patricia.

BY THE TIME - What do you hope to have done by the time you’ve retired? (future perfect)
By the time we get to the station the train will have gone!

AS SOON AS - (tan pronto como) I will pay for your ticket as soon as you make the reservation. - Tan pronto como hagan la reserva pagaré la factura.
As soon as this podcast is published it goes to iTunes and all the other podcast applications.

ASAP (AS SOON AS POSSIBLE) Lo antes posible. We must record some more podcasts as soon as possible!
I’ll let you know as soon as possible.


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IN THE END (al fin y al cabo, al final) We had some technical problems with the podcast today, but we recorded all of it in the end.


AT THE END (al final - at the final stages of something, at the point when something finishes) What happened at the end of the film?
The toilet is at the end of the hall.

AT LAST (al fin, por fin) - we managed to meet this. Week, at last. Finally!

DURING (durante) How many times have I hit the pause button during this podcast?

I've been living in Valencia FOR 15 years.

during the war
during my childhood
during the podcast
during the lesson
during the revolution etc.

for a year
for a few minutes
for a while
for a couple of weeks
for ages etc.

EVER (alguna vez) / NEVER (nunca) Have you ever been to Florence?
Craig’s never been to Florence.

"Reza has never eaten crocodile meat" or "Reza hasn't ever eaten crocodile meat."


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Vague Language - AIRC128

Nov 7, 2016 24:21

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In this episode we're going to help you understand and use vague language. What are you doing later this evening? - I’ve got to sort out some stuff at home. (What stuff?)


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Listener Feedback: A question from Vanessa in my FCE class: What is the difference between "even though" and "even so"? When do you use the first and when do you use the second?

EVEN THOUGH = aunque, a pesar de que - "I decided to walk to the library even though it was raining." / "Decidí caminar hasta la biblioteca aunque estaba lloviendo."

EVEN SO = aun así - "I know you don't like vegetables, darling. Even so, you must eat them." / "Ya sé que no te gustan las verduras cariño. Pero aun así te las tienes que comer."

Vague language - not distinct (vago/a)

Sometimes vague language is bad:
How much does this cost? - Around 15 quid, more or less.
Legal contracts and documents, for example, shouldn’t be vague.
When we speak though, we often use vague language.

What did you do yesterday morning?

I took the number 19 bus into the centre of Valencia and bought a pair of blue shoes and a beige pair of shorts in El Corte Inglés. Then I met Michelle for coffee in Starbucks at 12.30.

I went into town to get a few things and then I met a friend for coffee. (more natural)

Vague language
STUFF - There’s so much stuff in my bag. / Clean all that stuff off the floor. (stuff is uncountable: “A lot of stuff” / “Lots of stuff.” / “Much stuff” / “Loads of stuff.”
What’s that stuff you use to make your hair soft?
THINGS - Pass me that thing/thingy on the table. / Don’t forget to take all those things with you when you go.

Are you going to that thing this weekend?
Have you got a lot of stuff to do tonight? (I've got a few bits and bobs/bits and pieces/odds and sods to do)

Vague language for numbers and quantities
Loads of
A few
A couple
Lots of
...ish
More or less

How many emails do you think I got yesterday in the Mansión Inglés and Inglespodcast email accounts?
I got 117 emails yesterday - I got loads of emails yesterday.

Reza had 5 biscuits with his tea. - Reza had a few biscuits with his tea.

Vague language to make a list shorter
…..and that kind/sort of thing
….and so on
…..etcetera (etc)
….and things like that
….or something
….or something like that

What do you like to do at weekends? - Sleep in ‘till late. go to the beach, meet up with friends, listen to podcasts, read, drink beer and watch TV series. - You know, sleep in drink beer with friends, that kind of thing. (Don’t give EVERY DETAIL)

What kind of food do you eat when you’re home in Belfast?
Meat, potatoes, stew and things like that.

He’s got a flash new sports car; a Jaguar or BMW or something.

Vague language to be indirect
Do you want to go back to that French restaurant?
Not really, it’s expensive. (direct)
Not really, it’s kind of expensive. / Not really, it’s a bit expensive. (more indirect)

What do you think of Tom?
He sort of annoys me sometimes. (‘sort of’ makes the criticism softer)

I kind of don’t really feel like going out tonight. (indirect) = I want to stay in! (direct)

about/around

Let’s meet at 11 to record the podcasts. (direct)
Let’s meet about/around 11 to record the podcasts. (indirect)

Can you get here at 11?
Can you get here around 11? (Using rising intonation also makes this more indirect, softer and polite - less like an order)

Approximately / roughly
Approximately - I can do this for you for approximately 250 euros.
Roughly - There’s roughly 16 in the class.

Vague language when you’ve forgotten a name or a word.
Thingy - Pass me that thingy on the table.
Whatsit / What’s it called - Where's the whatsit that you change channels with?
You'd better tell whatsit - what's his name - the guy in charge of the conference.
Thingamajig - Take out the plastic thingamajig and then put the batteries in.
What’s it called? / What do you call it? - I need to open this bottle of wine, but I haven’t got a ….what’s is called?...the thing you open bottles with…....ahh! a corkscrew!
Whatshisname / whatshername / whatshisface / whatsherface (What is her face?) - I got an email from er...whatshisname? Er..y’know, that bloke from Madrid this morning. (not used in written English and N OT used in person to someone’s face! XHey, you, whatsyourface, can you pass the wine?X

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9 Spanish Words We Need In English - AIRC127

Oct 31, 2016 28:18

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In this episode we look at 9 words that don't have direct translations in English.

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Listener Feedback: Javier from Tolasa
What's the difference between 'life expectation' and 'life expectancy' (and also 'life span')?

Life expectancy usually refers to the amount of years left in one's life based on the person's current age.
Life span refers to the average total duration of a lifetime within specific groups

9 Spanish Words We Need in English

1.GUIRI: a foreigner, usually a tourist, who happens to be in Spain and stands out as being pretty obviously not a local. (GRINGO in Central/South America)

En España los guiris hacen más ruido que los españoles. SAYS WHO? I COMPLETELY DISAGREE!

Do you wear sandals and socks? Walk on the sunny side of the street in August?
“Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun!”

2. ESTRENAR: to wear or use something for the first time.

Wear for the first time
Make a debut in a job or in a new post or position
(Films in the cinema) Premiere, release a film, to perform for the first time.

3. ESPABILAR - To liven up, to hurry up, to get one's act together, to wake up, to get a move on, move yourself!
¡Espabila o el banco estará cerrado! - Get your arse in gear or the bank will be closed!

4. CACHONDEO - Messing and joking around
cachondearse = laugh at, (slang - take the mickey), (formal - to mock, ridicule) - “No te enfades, que estoy de cachondeo, no lo digo en serio.”
(falta de seriedad) - a joke a laugh “Esto es un cachondeo, aquí nadie hace lo que debe hacer.”

5. AUTÓNOMO - A registered self-employed person, independent, self-sufficient. The word also refers to freelancers and contractors.
“Es una mujer autónoma que vive independiente.” - She's a self-sufficient woman who lives independently.

 

6. PAGAFANTAS - 'Fanta buyer', it usually refers to guys who buy drinks for girls and treat them nicely, but never actually get anywhere in the relationship. (a mug, chump)
eg. Reza, quite often

7. FUNCIONARIO - clerk, civil servant, official (oposiciones)
“La ambición de mi primo es ser funcionario.”

8. ALTA/BAJA (These words have multiple meanings) - sign on/off the dole (el paro) or social security or many other things, register/unregister (something), statement of fitness for work/sick line
DAR DE ALTA: to be discharged from hospital / to join an organization, to register
DAR DE BAJA: to unsubscribe

9. YA (Reza both loves and hates this word in equal measure because its shortness can be very useful or very sarcastic) - “Yes”, “That’s right”, “Told you (so)”, “I see (what you mean)”, “Stop (talking)”, “Yes, I already know (that)”, “Yes, I’ve already done that”, “About time/At last”, “That’s quite enough”, “Is that it/all?”

Ahora mismo (now): “Quiero que entres en casa ya.” - I want you to go into the house now. / “Ya se acabó” - it's all over now

Anteriormente (already): “La policía ya había detenido al ladrón en dos ocasiones.” - The police had already detained the thief on two occasions.

¡Basta ya! - Stop it already!, Enough already!, Enough!, Knock it off!

ya entiendo - I see
¡ya lo sé! - I know!
ya, pero ... - yes, but ...
¡ya, ya! - yes, yes!, oh, yes!, oh, sure! (irony)
ya, y luego viste un burro volando - ¿no? sure, and pigs might fly! (irony)
esto ya es un robo - this really is robbery

 

GOING FORWARD

As a valued literary stakeholder all are
Welcome to this key verse
In which you can decide how we
Will go forward together into the future.

A future full, so full,
Of a raft of broad-ranging initiatives
In which we must all pool resources
By supporting this latest proposal, going forward.

Due to present unavoidable circumstances
Words must be properly managed
And targeted primarily only to
Those most in need of them.

Should any mistruth occur, per se,
In accordance with best practice
It will be swiftly dealt with
And those responsible will be held accountable.

In terms of teamwork and leadership
Verbal synergy will be the
Benchmark and core competency
In the most encompassing global sense.

In the face of growing misconception
It now only remains for me
To tender my resignation in a
Bid to quell mounting concern that
These lines are not fit for purpose

Reza Shah


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Alternative Medicine - AIRC126

Oct 24, 2016 57:54

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Alternative Medicine - AIRC126

In this episode we'll be speaking about alternative medicine (aromatherapy, acupuncture etc.)

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Listener Feedback: Salui
http://www.sobreperrospod.es/ En hora buena Salvi Melguizo y Ana Sánchez por llegar a 100 episodios de Sobre Perros!!
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Voice message from Pilar from Madrid

Email from Carlos
"I am trying now to get the Cambridge First Certificate, so I was looking for some audios in the internet in order to train my listening skills when I found your podcasts by chance.

I´d like to tell you that not only are your podcasts really useful to improve my listening and grammar skills, but they are also very funny, I have a good time with them. (I really enjoy them).
Actually, I usually go running twice or three times a week and I do that listening to your episodes. Sometimes you guys make me laugh and people who look at me running and laughing. They probably think that I am absolutely crazy.

Does that happen to you Reza, when you’re reading on the bus or train?

Alternative medicine
Email from Eva Garcia Romo
Hello Craig!
It’s me again! Sorry, but nowadays I teach English in a wellness clinic to therapists, personal trainers and so on, and I really need your help to talk about vocabulary and expressions in this area.
Would it be possible to have something about this in a podcast?
Thanks in advance for your always kind help.
Best regards
Eva

Wikipedia: "Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as (presented as) having the healing effects of medicine,
but does not originate from evidence gathered using the scientific method. Nor is it part of biomedicine, nor contradicted by scientific evidence or established science."

Examples include new and traditional medicine practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, various forms of acupuncture, acupressure, traditional Chinese medicine, cupping, Ayurvedic medicine, Sekkotsu, Reiki, Bach flowers remedies, aromatherapy, Alexander technique, crystal healing, Shiatsu, reflexology, chromotherapy/colour therapy and Christian faith healing.

We don’t have time to speak about ALL the difference types, but we’re going to look at four kinds of alternative medicine and see if we believe that they actually work.

We’ll look at HOMEOPATHY, ACUPUNCTURE, AROMATHERAPY and The ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Vocab:
To treat (treatment), to treat someone FOR something “I’m being treated for high uric acid.”
Placebo = a fake treatment with no physical/scientific basis for success, often used in clinical trials
(Do/carry out/conduct) research
Scientific studies
Pseudoscience - a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not follow scientific method.
A charlatan = someone who pretends (fingir) to know something that s/he really doesn’t
“Mind over matter” = believing that your thoughts can in themselves produce physical effects
To cash in (on something) = to make money from a popular trend or fad
eg. “The shopkeeper is cashing in on the popularity of crystal healing by starting to sell expensive healing crystals in his shop.”
A practitioner = a person who practices (alternative/conventional) medicine
Conventional medicine = not alternative medicine (eg. radiation chemotherapy)
New Age = the modern equivalent of the hippie/flower power movement

HOMEOPATHY
What is homeopathy?
“Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it were taken in large amounts.

The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.

Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.” (source: The British Homeopathic Association)

Homeopathy isn’t just taking herbal medicine. Caffeine is prescribed by homeopaths (under the name 'coffea') as a treatment for insomnia.

Wikipedia: Homeopathic preparations are not effective for treating any condition; large-scale studies have found homeopathy to be no more effective than a placebo, suggesting that any positive feelings that follow treatment are only due to the placebo effect and normal recovery from illness.

http://www.quackwatch.com/  - “Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions”

ACUPUNCTURE
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involving thin needles being inserted into the body. TCM theory and practice are not based upon scientific knowledge, and acupuncture is commonly described as pseudoscience. There is a diverse range of acupuncture theories, involving different philosophies. Techniques vary depending on the country. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. It is generally only used in combination with other forms of treatment.

The conclusions of many trials and numerous systematic reviews of acupuncture are largely inconsistent.
An overview of medical reviews found that acupuncture is not effective for a wide range of conditions. It may be effective for only chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, postoperative nausea/vomiting, and idiopathic headache. It may alleviate certain kinds of pain. Evidence suggests that short-term treatment with acupuncture does not produce long-term benefits. Some research results suggest acupuncture can alleviate pain, though the majority of research suggests that acupuncture's effects are mainly due to placebo.

Craig has tried acupuncture to alleviate a uric acid attack.
Reza has had success with acupuncture to increase his energy levels.

AROMATHERAPY
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark (corteza), stems (tallos), leaves (hojas), roots (raizes) or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. (source: www.aromatherapy.com/ )

There is no good medical evidence that aromatherapy can either prevent or cure any disease, but it might help improve general well-being. (source: Wikipedia)

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
The Alexander Technique (developed in the 1890’s), named after Frederick Matthias Alexander, is an educational process that develops the ability to realign posture and to avoid unnecessary muscular and mental tension.
Alexander believed the individual's self-awareness (conciencia de sí mismo) could be inaccurate, resulting in unnecessary muscular tension such as when standing or sitting with body weight unevenly distributed, holding one's head incorrectly, walking or running inefficiently, and responding to stressful stimuli in an exaggerated way.
Alexander said that those who habitually "misused" their muscles could not trust their feelings (sensory appreciation) when carrying out activities or responding to situations emotionally.

The effectiveness of the Alexander Technique is uncertain because of insufficient evidence. There is evidence suggesting the Alexander Technique is helpful for long-term back pain, long-term neck pain, and may help people cope with Parkinson's disease, but little evidence that it helps any other medical conditions.

From http://www.alexandertechnique.com/  
"The Alexander technique is a way of learning how you can get rid of harmful tension in your body."
The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better, and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way... the way nature intended.

An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely.

The Alexander Technique is for you if you are ready to feel more comfortable in your own body.
The Alexander Technique can also help you if:

You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome (trapped nerve). (strain = esfuerzo, estrés, esguince, presión, tensión)
You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders (tortícolis) .
You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time.
You are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.

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Phrasal Verbs with TAKE and GET - AIRC125

Oct 17, 2016 37:01

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In this episode we look at phrasal verbs with take and get in answer to a voice message from Ivan.

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Listener Feedback: Manuel Tarazona from Paterna

Hello podcasters, I'm writing a new letter to you while I'm listening (to) the drug episode when I've just finished my holidays. Drugs Episode 118 - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/08/28/drugs-and-addiction-airc118/  
I hope you could talk about playing music in a future episode: instruments, amplifiers, speakers.....
I play guitar with my friends and I'm interesting about (interested in) that vocabulary. Thanks you for your podcasts and go on!
A big hug for you from Manuel.
Paterna.
We spoke about music vocabulary in Episode 27 - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/07/14/its-cheap-at-half-the-price-airc27/ 


Voice message: Drug episode from anonymous (Messy - desordenado): Drugs and Addiction Episode 118

Ivan Ballester- voice message TAKE and GET phrasal verbs (voice message stops after 90 seconds)
Here are some of the more common uses of TAKE and GET as phrasal verbs:

TAKE

Take off (clothes) Doctor: “Take your shirt off, please.” "Please take off your shoes before you go inside."
(despegar) "What time does your plane take off?"
Take off (a person, to impersonate) “Can you take off Donald Trump?”
(when a business or career is successful) "Our podcast has really taken off this year."
(to leave) "What time are you taking off today?", (take time off) "I'm taking a couple of days off work."

Take up (accept an offer) “Not many students wanted to take up the offer of free classes at 7 o’clock in the morning.”
(occupy) “Craig’s Mickey Mouse memorabilia takes up a lot of space in his bedroom.“ “Podcasting takes up a lot of time.”
(start doing) Take up a hobby

Take on (employ new people): "Our company’s expanding and we’re going to take on more employees." / (engañar) "You were taken on with that car.
It's not worth 4,000 euros." / (challenge/fight/compete against) "Although Goliath was a giant, David took him on and won.” "Who are valencia taking on next week?"

Take over a business (take control). Also a noun "There's been a take over." "When my sister comes to visit she always takes over."
“Who will take over from the current President in the next elections?”

Take out (sacar, to remove from a place) “Craig suspiciously took out a huge bar of dark chocolate from his briefcase.”
(salir con alguien) "I'm taking out a girl from work on Friday. I'm taking her out for dinner."

Take down (to write on paper, to dismantle/remove) "Take this down." = "Write this on paper" / "We're taking down the light in our dining room."

Take back (to return) "This camera is too complicated for me. I'm taking it back to the shop for a refund."
(admit saying something wrong) “I wrongly accused Jack of cheating. I’m sorry and I take it back.”

Take after (resemble, parecerse a) “Mary has a big nose, just like her mother. Mary takes after her mother.” “I take after my dad.”

Take in (comprehend, understand) “Susan was very attentive to my story. She took in every detail.” "I listened to his presentation, but I couldn't take anything in."
(make clothes smaller) "I need to take this jacket in. It's too baggy."

Take up (make shorter) "If your trousers are too long, you take them up."

 


GET

get up (levantarse) "What time did you get up this morning?"

get over (recover from) “It takes time to get over a serious illness/divorce.” "It can take time to get over a relationship."

get by (arreglarse) "Do you think you'll be able to get by on a Spanish pension?"

get away (go on holiday, escapar, fugarse) “She likes to get away at Easter, if she can.” "We're hoping to get away for a few days to visit Mamen in Huesca."

Get away with (escape unpunished) “The robber tried to get away with the crime, but the police caught her.” “I wonder if I can get away with not paying my taxes this year.”

Get on (subir) “We got on the bus/bikes and departed/left.”

Get on with (continue without delay) “Stop telling silly jokes and get on with the podcast, Reza!”

Get on/along with sb (llevarse bien con) "I get along very well with my sister." "Angeles doesn't get on very well with my mum." “Craig and Reza get along/on like a house on fire.”

Get out (salir, escapar) "Get out!" - ¡Fuera de aquí! "Get out of the way!" - ¡apártate!, "Have you ever thought of getting out of teaching?"

Get out of (avoid doing something) “Tom always gets out of paying for anything. He’s very stingy.”

Get into (meterse en) "I got into a taxi and came straight home."
(engancharse con) "I've recently got into making videos for Facebook."

Get around (moverse, desplazarse) "It's quite easy to get around the center of Valencia."

Get down (desanimar, depress) "Is anything getting you down?" “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down,” said Karen Carpinter.

The Carpenters – Rainy Days and Mondays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HopFNfdoRSE

Get down to (to begin something seriously) “Shall we get down to business, ladies and gentlemen?” “Let’s get down to it.”

Get across (communicate something) “We try hard to get our points across to you, dear listeners!”


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How Not to Repeat Yourself in English - AIRC124

Oct 10, 2016 35:09

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In this episode we'll be speaking about avoiding repetition. Not saying 'thank you' all the time or repeating expressions like 'How are you?'

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Voice message - good news! Francisco Espínola from Granada passed his FCE exam!
Thanks for your comments, Francisco. Wonderful pronunciation and not one mistake!

Itunes reviews thank yous to everyone who has taken the time to write a short for us.
It's because of you that we are one of the best podcasts for learning English in itunes - the most visible.

chuspo from Spain
Merak.kain from Mexico
rrg01 from Mexico
Sirihus from Spain ("It's the best podcast I've ever heard and you are a perfect couple, doing that everything flows so perfect and easy")
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Alvaroscali from Spain

Comment on the website from Rafael:
Hello Reza and Craig, very interesting this episode speaking about drugs - Episode 118  http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/08/28/drugs-and-addiction-airc118/  
Me ha gustado mucho todo lo que comentáis. Lo ha hecho como siempre, muy bien.

Hablais de las adicciones en las que se toman algunas sustancias químicas,
pero habéis pasado por alto una adicción muy potente que es la "ludopatía" o la afición por el juego, (ya sea cartas, lotería o las máquinas tragaperras - slot machines, fruit machines, one-armed bandit)

Muchas personas se enganchan sin tomar ninguna droga, Es curioso como la química del cerebro crea sus propias sustancias para que la gente quede muy enganchada
de personas que lo han perdido todo, sin tomar absolutamente ninguna sustancia química.

También he recordado una canción de John Lennon, que se llamaba "Cold Turkey" ahora ya sé lo que significaba, "el mono".
Saludos, Rafael.

to gamble - apostar, jugar

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Voice message from Elisa from Finland - She hates dependent prepositions! Time flies and the show must go on.


Hi, this is Javier from Tolosa. One question, please.
Episode 119 - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/09/04/getting-dressed-and-undressed-airc119/ 
What do you wear for work (usually – as a habit)
You always say that after preposition goes -ing, then I do not understand "...for work", why it is not "... for working" or "What do your wear TO work"
Thanks for helping me. A hug.
Javier González
Tolosa (Gipuzkoa)

PREPOSITION + ___ing VERB
But also PREPOSITION + NOUN/PRONOUN
eg. What do you wear for/to work. CORRECT. “For” or “to” are prepositions and “work” is a noun.
“Work” can be a noun or a verb.

Voice message from David Martinez, Alcoy. FCE September.

FCE practice:
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Exam English: http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_listening.html  
Cambridge English TV: https://www.youtube.com/user/cambridgeenglishtv  
Mansion Ingles 60 hour FCE course: http://www.mansioningles.com/cd_first.htm 

Level test on the website at mansioningles.com http://www.mansioningles.com/First_cert.htm  


How Not to Repeat Yourself in English

Saying ‘Can you repeat that, please?’
Alternatives:
Sorry?
Sorry, I didn't get/catch that.
Sorry, what was that (you said)?
I'm afraid I don't follow (you) (formal)
Come again? (informal)

saying 'hello' and 'How are you?'
Alternatives:
Alright?
What's up?
How's it going?
How are you doing?
How are things?
'bout you! (Belfast greeting - 'How about you?)
Ey up! (Greeting in the North of England)
Whatcha! (What you)

Saying 'Thank You'
Alternatives:
Thanks
Cheers!
Much appreciated
I owe you one
Many thanks
Thanks a bunch

Saying 'That's very, very good'
Alternatives:
That's amazing, fantastic, unbelievable, wonderful, awesome, out of this world!

Saying 'That's very, very bad'
Alternatives:
That's terrible, awful, horrible, disgusting

Saying 'I'm sorry'
Alternatives;
I'm really/very/extremely/so sorry
I apologise
I can't apologise enough
Please forgive me
It won't happen again!


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On next week's episode: Phrasal Verbs with TAKE and GET (request from Ivan Ballester)

And now, as promised, let's hear from Mónica Stocker from El Blog Para Aprender Inglés

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The difference between ALL and EVERYTHING | FIX, MANAGE, MAKE IT and FIGURE OUT - AIRC123

Oct 3, 2016 42:09

Description:

The difference between ALL and EVERYTHING | FIX, MANAGE, MAKE IT and FIGURE OUT - AIRC123

In this episode we speak about the difference between ALL and EVERYTHING | FIX, MANAGE, MAKE IT and FIGURE OUT
and your feedback and questions that you sent us during the summer.

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We recieved a Voice message from Hellen Jimenez from Costa Rica.

As Helen said, you can find a free grammar reference at http://www.mansioningles.com/  . There is also grammar in our free courses and
you can download the grammar pdf from the store: http://store.mansioningles.net/  it costs 1.99 euros.


Listener Feedback: Ivan from Cuba
Hi guys I'm Ivan and I'm Cuban that’s why my situation here with the internet is kind of complicated but I will always find a way to get your episodes.
I wanted to say that you guys are great and I believe truly in what you do.
I'd like to ask you about the use of ALL and EVERYTHING. That's all, thank you.

ALL and EVERYTHING = 100% of something or of a group

ALL

All + uncountable/plural countable nouns
eg. He ate all the food. (uncountable noun) / These students are all my friends. (plural countable noun)

Pronoun + all
eg.Craig and I love you all./ We all love holidays. / It all seemed a bit strange, from start to finish./ They all came to see us. / We love you all / We love all of our listeners.

All of + object form of pronoun (Compare with Pronoun + all)
eg. Craig and I love all of you.

We all love holidays / All of us love holidays.

It all semed a bit strange / All of it seemed a bit strange.

They all came to see us. / All of them came to see us.

All = all of + determiner (the, this, those, my, etc.) “All of” is more common in American Eng.

eg. Craig’s eaten all (of) the chocolate.

The listeners had heard all (of) my jokes before.

BUT COMPARE:
Not all podcasts are popular. (Talking about podcasts in general. No “the”; no “of”)
Not all (of) the podcasts are popular. (Talking about specific podcasts. eg. Aprender inglés con Reza y Craig podcasts.)


All's well with me at the moment.

All that matters is that YOU improve your English. (the only thing that matters.....)

All (that) I ever wanted was for Berta to love me.

All he wants now is to get a divorce.

'All' often goes with 'that' - We say Is everything finished? ~ Yes, everything is finished. (Not XIs all finishedX)


EVERYTHING

Everything = All + relative clause
eg. Reza gave Berta everything, but she still wasn’t satisfied. = Reza gave Berta all (that) he had, but she still wasn’t satisfied.
The bad businessman lost everything. = The bad businessman lost all (that) he owned.

EVERYTHING is usually used as a pronoun:
Everything is OK. / I did some work, but I didn't finish everything.

Everything substitutes 'other things', for example, "I had to reply to emails, make some images, record a podcast, phone my co-worker, post on Facebook.......but I didn't have enough time and I didn't do everything.

All = Everything/Everybody - dramatic/ poetic/ old-fashioned English
eg. I saw you with your new boyfriend last night. Tell me all/everything!
Newspaper headline: “Ship sinks. All are dead. No survivors.”

All = nothing more/the only thing(s)
eg. All (that) I ever wanted was for Berta to love me.
All we did was a friendly kiss on the cheek - nothing more. I promise!


Hi Craig! I am Karla from Costa Rica... I just wanted to thank you for this excellent tool that allows me to
practice and improve my English.
I am going to start a new job having interaction with people from different countries in Europe,
so I was concerned about accents and slang words.
As any language, I think it is about learning through daily interaction, right? Any advice? Thanks again!


Speak to people (Italki, language exchanges)
Listen to podcasts and watch TV series in English (Netflix, YouTube)

Mamen - Biescas, Huesca
Hi guys
Thank you so much for keeping working on your podcast so hard during the summer
We all appreciate your big effort!
This podcast had been so useful 'cause you get (give) me the opportunity to learn and improve every day
I wonder if you could help me with some issues that I always have.
Please, could you explain the difference between : fix, manage, figured out, make it?
I've heard these verbs in so many situations and it's a bit confusing.
Thank you so much
Hope you could manage or what ever with the hot summer.
BIG KISS


FIX - a problem/something broken/a time

(mend, repair) - arreglar, reparar: “I took my broken watch to the watchmaker to have it fixed.”

“This company is losing money and we’d better fix it soon before it’s too late!”

“I need to fix our ceiling fan."

Fix (attach) 'I'll fix this piece of paper to the wall.”

Fix a price - 'We've fixed the price of our First Certificate course download at 17 euros.' ( http://store.mansioningles.net/downloads/first-certificate-course/ )

Fix a time: “We have to fix a time tomorrow for our meeting.”

Fix food (make/prepare food) “Can I fix you a sandwich?” / "Say, can I fix you a drink."

“Fix your eyes on this.”

“The game/election/boxing match was fixed.” (fix=arreglar)


MANAGE = direct/be able to

(organize) - dirigir, manejar, gestionar: “Henry manages a small family business.”

“In the UK, my sister managed a small team of 4 office clerks.”

manage (control): “How do public school teachers manage a class of 30 or 40 kids?”

manage (get by, survive) - arreglarse: “I don't know how single parents can manage if they're both looking after children.”

manage (succeed) - conseguir, lograr: “Can you manage to get there by one o’clock?” / “It's difficult to release a podcast episode every single week, but we manage.”

FIGURE OUT - a puzzle/a solution

figured out (solve) - resolver, solucionar: “Today’s crossword is too hard to figure out.” / “It's difficult for me to figure out maths problems.” ('work out' is more British English)

“They lost their home to the bank and had to figure out what to do next.”

figure out (understand) - comprender - 'I finally figured out why my ceiling fan wouldn't stop.'

'I couldn't figure it out' / I couldn't work it out'

MAKE IT = attend/come/arrive/get to the end/survive

make it (succeed): llegar a lo más alto, triunfar: “When you win an award for your podcast, you know you've finally made it!”

make it (make sure that it is) - asegurar que: "Bring me a cup of tea and make it snappy!" - 'Make it quick.'

Make it (arrive on time): “I’m having a party at my house tomorrow. I hope you can make it?” / “I thought I was going to miss the beginning of the film, but I made it.”

“We got lost on our way to Peter’s house. We made it as far as the park.”

“Listen to me, your Captain, men! This is going to be a hard battle. Not all of you will make it.” (survive)

Voice message from Ana from Mexico - not clear audio, but if Ana took the time to record it, we want to play it.
"Thank you for our time and the effort to make the podcast, sharing our experience and knowledge.
Ana has the feeling that she knows us!


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"I am trying now to get the Cambridge First Certificate, so I was looking for some audios in the internet in order to train my listening skills when I found your podcasts by chance.

I´d like to tell you that not only are your podcasts really useful to improve my listening and also
grammar skills, but they are also very funny, I have a good time with them. (I really enjoy them)
Actually, I usually go running twice or three times in a week and I do that listening to your episodes.
Sometimes you guys make me laugh and people who look at me running and laughing. They probably think that I am absolutely crazy.

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On next week's episode: How Not to Repeat Yourself in English

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Too, Enough and Religion Vocabulary- AIRC122

Sep 26, 2016 24:35

Description:

In this episode we look at the difference between too and enough and vocabulary connected to religion.


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Listener Feedback: Wesling Rojas
"I want to improve my speaking but I don't know how to do it. Please just give me some advices (advice/pieces of advice/some advice)."

You must speak! 'You can´t make an omelette if you don't break a few eggs!' Practice, practice, practice!


Who can you speak to and practise with?

1. Go to an English-speaking country.

2. Find English native speakers in your area.

3. Go to a language exchange (un intercambio) in a bar or cafe.

4. Use Italki.com


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5. Find a foreign boyfriend or girlfriend

6. Arrange to meet up with work colleagues or friends and speak English together for an hour a week.

7. Speak English at home to your family and friends.

8. Record yourself speaking English on your mobile phone and play it back.


Too and Enough

too - demasiado
enough - no bastante


Reza's TOO poor to buy designer clothes.

Designer clothes are TOO EXPENSIVE. (TOO + ADJECTIVE)

Reza doesn't have ENOUGH MONEY. (ENOUGH + NOUN)

TOO goes before an adjective or an adverb. 'It's too expensive' / 'She speaks too quickly.'
ENOUGH goes before the noun. - 'I don't have enough money.'

ENOUGH goes after adjectives - 'Are you warm enough?' / 'Is your coffee strong enough?'

ENOUGH often goes with the negative NOT. 'I'm NOT warm ENOUGH.'

You can use ENOUGH AFTER a verb - 'Podcasters do NOT get paid ENOUGH money.' / 'You're NOT studying ENOUGH.'

RELIGION

Religious (noun) - a religious person
Christian religion - Catholics and Protestants
Greek Orthodox
Jews follow the Jewish religion called Judaism.
Muslims (Moslem) follow the Islamic religion called Islam.
If you are a religious person, you have faith.
to pray - rezar
Hindus pray in a temple
Jews pray in a temple (US) / Synagogue (UK)
Hindus follow hinduism
Buddhists follow Buddhism
Agnostic - Does not know if there is a God or not.
Atheist - Does not believe in God.
Christians pray in a church
Muslims pray in a mosque
Buddhists pray in a temple
Sikhs wear a turban on their heads
A catholic priest (priest - cura, sacerdote
vicar (in the Anglican church) - pastor, vicario
monk - monje - monks live in a monastery
nun - monja - nuns live in a convent
to take a vow of silence - voto de silencio
holy - santo
the symbol of Christianity is the cross


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On next week's episode:

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Mansion Interviews Innes about Fishing

Sep 21, 2016 08:36

Description:

My friend Innes is a keen fisherman, and when he came to visit me last summer I asked him about fishing and if he goes fishing in the rain.

 

There are comprehension questions and translated vocabulary from this interview at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/Innes 

Common Collocations with KEEP, SAVE and GO - AIRC121

Sep 19, 2016 27:22

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you improve your collocations with the verbs keep, save and go.

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Listener Feedback: Adriana Salazar

KEEP (guardar, conservar)

“Don't drink all the water. We need to keep some for tomorrow.”
Quedarse con - “I’ve decided to keep this microphone and not return it to the shop.”
Guardar, almacenar - “Where do you keep the sugar?’
Criar - “My aunt Mary has kept bees for over forty years.”
Seguir (continue) - ‘He kept working until six o'clock.’ / ‘Keep walking until you get to the beach.’

keep a promise (make and break)
keep a secret - Are you good or bad at keeping secrets?
keep an appointment (make and cancel)
keep calm (and carry on) - mantener la calma / tranquilizarse
keep in touch (with) - seguir en contacto / get in touch
Keep in mind - no olvidar, tener en cuenta
keep quiet
keep the change
keep it real! - ¡sé sincero!
keep your chin up
keep taking the tablets!
keep your nose out of someone’s business
keep your hair on! = Don’t get angry!
keep well out of it/something

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SAVE
save money
save someone a seat - Would you mind saving me a seat? / Would you like me to save you a seat?
save someone's life
save space - that’s very important in my flat
save time
save someone the trouble
save something to the hard disk/a USB

GO
go somewhere physically - go to the supermarket (remember the preposition TO - Have you been to Paris?), go abroad / overseas
go jogging, skiing, sailing, snowboarding, trekking, fishing etc
go bald - quedarse calvo
go grey - encanecerse
go out of business / go bankrupt - ir a la quiebra, bancarrota
go blind - ciego/a / deaf - sordo/a
go crazy / mad - He’s gone completely mad!
go wild - enloquecer
go dark - oscurecer
go missing - My phone’s gone missing
go online - I’ll just go online and check my emails
go to war - Would you go to war to defend your country?

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Mamen
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Raul Lopéz
Rafael
Daniel Contreras Aladro
Manuel Tarazona
Carlos Garrido
Manuel García Betegón


On next week's episode: Too, Enough and Religion Vocabulary

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

Más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

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Common Collocations with BREAK, CATCH and PAY - AIRC120

Sep 11, 2016 24:02

Description:

In this episode we're going to help you with some common collocations with the verbs BREAK, CATCH & PAY

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Revise collocations with Make and Do in Episode 2: http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/30/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-2/ 

Listener Feedback: Hi excelente podcast, this is my first time writing, I know this podcast will help me to improve my English. Could you please help me with collocations.
Thanks
Adriana Salazar

BREAK - smash, fracture a bone, shatter, stop functioning, descansar, hacer pausa
To physically break something: break a glass / break a limb (arm or leg)
break someone's heart
break a habit - to break a bad habit, replace it with a good one
break a promise (make, keep a promise)
break a record - Have we broken the record for the most podcasts recorded in 3 days?
break the ice - What are your favourite ‘ice-breakers’?
break the law - Have you ever broken the law?
break the news to someone
break the rules ‘Rules are made to be broken’
break wind = to expel air via the anus (to fart)

CATCH
coger, pillar (por sorpresa-he was caught stealing a car), atrapar, agarrar, pescar (to catch a fish),
catch a ball - coger
catch a bus/train - coger/tomar (in Argentina)
catch a/the cold/flu/your death
catch a thief
catch fire
catch sight of
catch your breath - recuperar el aliento
catch someone's eye/attention - a waiter in a restaurant
catch someone red-handed/at it
Where's the catch? - ¿Cuál es la trampa?
There must be a catch here somewhere - Aquí debe de haber trampa
(I'll) catch you later! (informal) ¡nos vemos!
You can catch me at my office.

PAY
Pay with money: pay a fine / pay the bill / pay cash/by credit card
You can also pay a/the price (as a consequence of something)
pay attention - presta atención
pay someone a compliment - hacer cumplidos a algn (to return the compliment)
pay someone a visit
pay your respects (when someone dies / passes away)
pay for your mistakes

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Daniel Contreras Aladro
Manuel Tarazona
Carlos Garrido
Manuel García Betegón


On next week's episode: Common Collocations with KEEP, SAVE and GO

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Dressed and Undressed - AIRC119

Sep 5, 2016 45:13

Description:

Getting Dressed and Undressed - AIRC119

In this episode we're going to help you get undressed (and dressed)! They’ll be a live unzipping by Reza and a live unbuttoning by Craig. If you don’t know what that means, you need to listen to this podcast?

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Feedback: Elisa from Finland
Hi,
After the last episode I had my palm read ;) And guess what, my future seems to be brilliant. The lady told me that she can see two men and probably one dog ...
Both men were bald but the dog was hairy... One of the men had a tattoo on the top of his head... something like Mickey Mouse..
But the main thing was that they had a big announcement in their hands: We are podcasting forever!
Elisa

We spoke about clothes on Episode 7 http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-7/ 

More vocabulary on mansioningles.com http://www.mansioningles.com/vocabulario10.htm  

To get up, get dressed, get undressed How long does it take you to get dressed? Do you get dressed as soon as you get up?
To put on your clothes/ to take off your clothes
To do up/undo... buttons, a zip, your coat, shirt etc.
To button/unbutton a coat, shirt, (or anything with buttons)
To zip up/unzip
To tie/untie (a knot)
To buckle/unbuckle (a belt, shoes with a buckle - hebilla)
To do up = to tie your shoelaces
Underwear: pants (shorts US - calzoncillos), knickers (panties US), tights (panty hose US), vest (camiseta sin mangas in the UK, chaleco in the US), socks, bra
Stockings (medias) and suspenders (garters US)
High heel(ed) shoes = high heels - tacones
To get dressed up - arreglado/a
To wear clothes -
What are you wearing? (now)
What did you wear yesterday? (past)
What do you wear for work (usually - as a habit)

Collar - cuello, cuff - puño, fly - bragueta ‘Your fly is down. Zip it up.’, ‘You’re flying low’, seam - costura, strap - correa, v-neck, inside pocket, sleeveless

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Discussion
Which sock/shoe do you put on first, left or right?
What’s your favourite material? Wool, silk, cotton, linen, leather, synthetic (nylon, polyester)
What’s the last item of clothing you bought? Do you wait for the sales?
What’s your favourite item of clothing?
Do you judge people by their clothes?
Zips or buttons, which do you prefer?
Belts or braces (suspenders US) - tirantes?
How many pairs of shoes have you got?
Boxers or Y-fronts?
What’s the best length for a gentleman’s sock?
Do you think that the clothes we wear reflect what is inside us ?

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Drugs and Addiction - AIRC118

Aug 29, 2016 45:09

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Drugs and Addiction - AIRC118

In this episode we're going to help you increase your vocabulary around taking drugs and addiction.

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Last week economics and investment trends and this week drugs and addiction!

Listener Feedback: Segundo Davila de Peru

Soy un Peruano que viaja mucho soy Ingeniero, todo el tiempo estoy estudiando Inglés sin terminar, actualmente me encuentro de viaje de trabajo en Marruecos. He encontrado  sus podcasts y me interesan mucho, son muy prácticos, mi nivel es casi intermedio, favor sus recomendaciones para ver que me conviene adquirir de sus productos pero para descargar y pago con tarjeta de crédito.

 

Drugs and Addiction

to be addicted to

to have an addiction (to)

an addict

an addictive substance

 

What is addiction? Quote from Psychology Today website:

"Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health.

Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others."

 

abstinence - A deliberate decision to avoid harmful behaviors, including sexual activity before marriage, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. (verb - to abstain from doing something)

 

addictive drug - A substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence.

 

psychological dependence - A condition in which a person believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or function normally.

 

physiological dependence - A condition in which the user has a chemical need for the drug.

 

stimulant - A drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, heart, and other organs.

 

nicotine withdrawal - The process that occurs in the body when nicotine is no longer used. (Cravings, discomfort.)

 

intoxication - The state in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance and the person's physical and mental control is significantly reduced.

(tipsy-drunk-sloshed-pissed-stoned-high-plastered-hammered-wasted-three sheets to the wind-inebriated-out of it-completely gone-as pissed as a fart

 

Opposite: (stone-cold) sober  (sobriety - living without alcohol), straight, tea total

 

To be on/off the wagon (on the water wagon - to drink water instead of alcohol)

 

detoxification - A process in which the body adjusts to functioning without alcohol.

 

euphoria - A feeling of intense well-being or elation.

 

gateway drug - A drug whose use increases the likelihood that a person will use other harmful drugs. Cigarettes, Marijuana and Alcohol are the 3 of these.

 

Overdose - taking too much of a drug which cause death

 

Withdrawal - Unpleasant reactions that occur when a person who is physically dependent on a drug no longer takes it.

 

“Cold turkey” - A colloquial expression describing the extreme discomfort of withdrawal symptoms from drugs.

 

Hangover/to be hungover - the unpleasant feeling the day after drinking too much

 

“Hair of the dog” - A colloquial expression describing the (dubious) idea that the best way to cure a hangover is to drink a little bit more.



Common drugs -

heroin, cocaine, crack, speed = amphetamines, e’s/E= ecstasy, acid = LSD, magic mushrooms

a doobie - a joint - a spliff

marijuana - grass - weed - dope - cannabis

uppers/downers

alcohol = “booze = sauce = grog = hooch = a tipple”

 

tobacco = baccy

Cigarettes = “cigs = ciggies = tabs = fags”

alcoholism - an alcoholic

substance abuse

(to be) in denial

a drug addict - junkie  

dealer - a pusher

to shoot up

to chase the dragon

to pop pills

 

Discussion

Should some drugs be made legal? Which ones?

Should alcohol or tobacco be made illegal?

Do you know anyone who has had addiction problems?

What are some of the characteristics of drunk people?

Is sugar addictive? What about tea, coffee, and chocolate?

What other things can people get addicted to?

Do you know how much alcohol is in beer/wine?/Whisky? - % proof

If heroin were legal, would there be less crime? For example, burglary and robbery.

Are some people more easily addicted to drugs than others?

Do some people have addictive personalities?

Craig has identified and recognised his addiction. But can he ever truly stay off dark chocolate?

Are Aprender con Reza y Craig podcasts addictive? We hope so and are unashamed dealers!

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The Economy and Discussing Trends - AIRC117

Aug 22, 2016 45:38

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In this episode we're going to help you speak about the economy and discussing trends

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We spoke about money vocabulary and the economy in Episode 46 

Discussing Trends - upward and downward trends

Verbs/Nouns - DOWN

to decline/a decline
to go down
to drop/a drop
to fall/a fall
to decrease/a decrease
to dip/a dip
to slide - deslizar /a slide

More extreme-

to plummet
to halve/a halving
to plunge/a plunge
to nosedive/a nosedive
to tumble/a tumble
___________________________________________

UP

to rise (intransitive = no object)/a rise
to raise (transitive = with object)/a raise
to go up
to increase/ an increase
to improve/ an improvement
to grow/ a growth
to recover (from a previous fall)/ a recovery
to peak (to a maximum point)/ a peak

More extreme-

to shoot up
to hockeystick (US)
to skyrocket/ a skyrocketing (uncommon) *NOT a skyrocket
to double, triple/ a doubling/tripling
to rocket/ a rocketing (uncommon) *NOT a rocket
to soar/ a soar

___________________________________________________

UP AND DOWN OR STABLE

to fluctuate/ a fluctuation
to level off or out/a level(l)ing off or out
to hold steady
to flatline/flatlining
to even out/an evening out (but *NOT with your friends in this case!)


Adjective + Noun phrases / Verb + Adverb phrases

a significant increase/to increase significantly
a slight drop/to drop slightly
a noticeable decline/to decline noticeably
a gradual recovery/to recover gradually
a steep rise/to rise steeply
a substantial growth/to grow substantially
a sharp decrease/to decrease sharply
a dramatic jump/to jump dramatically
a moderate recovery/to recover moderately
a steady improvement/to improve steadily

Examples-

There has been a steady rise in the number of unemployed people in recent years.
The figures show a sharp decline in the number of homeowners this year.
Compared to last year’s figures, this year has seen a significant increase of 40% so far.
We can see a slight drop of 2% compared to last week, according to theses statistics
The figures show (that) the number of homeowners has declined sharply this year.
The chart shows how car sales have plummeted since the crisis by 67%.
The table shows (that) the amount has flatlined at 8 million tonnes.
As the graph demonstrates, a dramatic price increase/increase in price occurred last month.
In recent years the percentage of homeless people in Spain has risen sharply.
There has been a slight improvement in our team’s ball possession this season.
As you can see from the diagram, the ratio of men to women is currently 2:1 (two to one).
Sales rose by 10% from 32,000 to 32,320. This meant an increase of 320.
The present fluctuation in prices makes future predictions difficult.
The amount of plastic polluting the seas looks set to continue rising, according to the figures.
Half of all those interviewed said they had bought 2 or more handheld devices over the last 5 years.


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Dependent prepositions – Nouns followed by a preposition - AIRC116

Aug 15, 2016 28:58

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In this episode we're going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular nouns.


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Listener Feedback: Mamen
Mamen listens to podcasts while walking the dog. That's a great idea!
“It’s been a while since I've spoken to you”
Thanks for the invitation to visit Biescas. We'll try to make it up there at the end of the summer.
Have a wonderful summer!

A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression; for example, we say 'interested in' and not 'interested on' or 'interested about'.
As we saw in the previous two episodes, dependent prepositions can depend on a verb or adjective, as well as a noun.

There are dependent prepositions which go before certain nouns and others that go after certain nouns.

IN
in agreement - Are we in agreement with the way English should be taught?
in doubt - I’m in doubt about which course to write next.
in a hurry - Are you in a hurry to finish this podcast?
increase/decrease in - rise/fall in "There’s been a fall in the value of the euro and the pound."
difficulty in/with - Is there anything you’re having difficulty with?

OF
(take) advantage of - Take advantage of these podcasts and the free courses on mansioningles.com ( http://www.mansioningles.com/NuevoCurso.htm )
as a result of - As a result of this podcast we’ve met some wonderful people.

ABOUT
information about/on - Where can listeners find information about/on FCE courses? On the Mansión Inglés website ( http://store.mansioningles.net/downloads/first-certificate-course/ )
anxiety about - She feels a lot of anxiety about her test tomorrow.

ON
on strike - Have you ever gone on strike?
on average - How much coffee do you drink on average?
on the whole - On the whole, are you pleased with life in Valencia?
opinion on (attitude towards) - What's your attitude towards underage drinking?

AT
at risk - Do you think the EU is at risk? Will it break up?
at fault - I apologise. I am at fault. Sorry!

FOR
need for - There’s a need for good government. / There’s a need for change.
reason for - What’s the reason for the indecision in Spanish politics?
taste for - There’s a well-known podcaster with a taste for dark chocolate.

UNDER
under guarantee/warranty - have you got anything at home that's still under guarantee?
under age - Did you drink alcohol when you were under age?

TO
solution to - I’m afraid they had no solution to our problem.

PREPOSITIONS BEFORE AND AFTER A NOUN
in answer to - In answer to our request, we were given some help.
for the love of ... - “Don’t do it, for the love of God!”
in lieu of (= in place of, instead of) - My boss gave me a day off work in lieu of extra pay.

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Dependent prepositions – Adjectives followed by a preposition - AIRC115

Aug 8, 2016 36:24

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In this episode we're going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular adjectives.

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Listener Feedback: Gaby from Peru
English teacher working with accountants Episodes 24 and 46 - money verbs Episode 24 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/06/05/money-money-money-must-be-funny-in-the-rich-mans-world-airc24/ ) Money vocabulary and the economy: ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/03/20/say-and-tell-economy-and-money-vocabulary-and-idioms-airc46/ ) (
What does she like?/What is she like? Episode 44 - ‘like’ and ‘as’ ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/02/28/the-difference-between-like-and-as-and-the-pronunciation-of-can-and-cant-airc44/ )

Episode 117 is going to be about describing trends

‘Thanks a bunch!’ - we love you too, Gaby! I think this YouTube video will help you with 'like': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6xU2G_FOYM

A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression;
for example, we say 'interested in' and not 'interested on' or 'interested about'.

AT
good/bad/fantastic/awful…. at - Craig's bad at tennis. Reza's awful at time keeping.
mad/angry at* - My girlfriend’s mad/angry at me for forgetting her birthday.

ABOUT
excited about - Is there anything you're excited about?
sorry for/about - Is there anything you’re sorry for?
crazy/mad* about - What food are you crazy about?
un/happy about - She wasn’t happy about her exam result
enthusiastic about - We’re enthusiastic about podcasting

IN
un/interested in - What are you interested in at the moment?
un/successful in - Steve Jobs was extremely successful in business.
deficient in - Peter’s poor diet is deficient in vitamins

OF
sick of / tired of - Craig’s getting a bit tired of Reza’s old jokes
proud of - What have you done in your life that you're proud of?
afraid/frightened of - What are you afraid/frightened of?
typical of - It’s typical of him to cancel at the last minute
fond of (= keen on) - We’re rather fond of “dulce de leche”
guilty of - The suspect was found guilty of murder.

WITH
dis/pleased with - The headmaster was pleased with the new student’s progress.
dis/satisfied with - I am extremely dissatisfied with the poor service in this restaurant.
disgusted with - She was disgusted with her new friend’s bad table manners.
crowded with - Valencia is crowded with people during the busy Fallas festival.
content with - Reza’s pretty content with his new shoes.


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TO
(to be/get) used to - The EU may have to get used to the British no longer being a member soon. (Revise 'used to', 'to get used to' and 'to be used to' here: http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-6/
sensitive to - You should try to be sensitive to my spouse’s needs.
similar to - Bob writes in a similar way to me

FROM
different from - Canada’s climate is very different from Bolivia’s.
safe from - The refugees went far away to be safe from the war.

FOR
famous for - Scotland is famous for its beautiful highland scenery and whisky.
convenient for - The number 23 bus is very convenient for getting to the shopping centre.

ON
intent on - The terrorist was intent on causing destruction.
keen on (= fond of) - We’re rather keen on “dulce de leche”

 

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Dependent prepositions – verbs followed by a preposition - AIRC114

Aug 1, 2016 43:05

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In this episode we're going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular verbs.

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Listener Feedback: Maria from Barcelona

VERBS and PREPOSITIONS

A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression; for example, we say 'interested in' (and NOT X 'interested on' or 'interested about'X).

for
Apologise for - He apologised for being late. You can also ‘apologise to someone’
Apply for - I applied for the job but I didn’t get it.
Ask for - How do you ask for a coffee in French?
Pay for (something consumed/something you shouldn’t have done) - Who’s paying for the beers?
I’ll pay for you. = I’ll pay for what you’ve consumed. (NB. “I’ll pay you” has a different meaning. My boss pays me 800 euros a month)
You’ve insulted me in public - you’ll pay for that! ( = I’ll make you pay for what you shouldn’t have done).
Wait for - I’ll wait for you outside the cinema. When was the last time you waited for someone?

about
Worry about - Don’t worry about it! - Don’t worry, be happy! Are you worrying about anything?
Complain about - Have you complained about anything recently?
Argue about something - When was the last time you argued about something? (to argue with someone)
Know about - Craig knows a lot about Mickey Mouse! (But he doesn’t know Mickey Mouse personally. He hasn’t met him, though it is his dream...) Reza knows a lot about music and English grammar.

from
Protect from - This spray should protect you from mosquitoes. Do you use anything to protect your skin from the sun?
Recovered from - To recover from an illness / a hangover / a shock (to get over = to recover from)
Suffer from - I suffer from a bad back. My brother-in-law suffers from a sticky mattress.

in
Get in - It’s hard to get in the local golf club. They don’t accept many new members.
Believe in - Do you believe in life after death?
Specialise in - Reza and Craig specialise in creating podcasts
Succeed in - You have to work hard if you want to succeed in life.

VERBS AFTER PREPOSITIONS ARE ALWAYS GERUNDS (verb + ing - "I apolgide for BEING late.")

of
Approve of - My parents didn’t used to approve of my friends
Smell of - This T-shirt smells of sweat. What does the beach smell of? What does Rusafa smell of? Answer - it smells of hipsters, bohemians, tourists (and gunpowder in Fallas!)
Think of - I’m thinking of the good times we had in London. (think about - what are you thinking about?)

on
Base on (often passive) - Can you think of any films that were based on the book?
Concentrate on - If I have music playing in the background, I can’t concentrate on any work.
Agree on/about - What don’t we agree on/about?
Congratulate someone on - I’d like to congratulate you on your promotion
Decide on - Have you decided on what you’re doing for Christmas?

to
Listen to + object - She listens to pop music. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Introduce someone to - I’d like to introduce you to my wife. Craig's going to introduce Reza to Rap music.

with
Agree with - I agree with everything you’ve said. (NB.- NOT XI’m agreeX)
Argue with someone - I often argue with my sister.

at
Laugh at - What was the last thing you laughed at?
Look at - What are you looking at? Are you looking at me? I’m looking at you!
Smile at - Try smiling at people in the street next time you go out.

Combining prepositions with one verb -
Reza apologised to Craig for arriving late again.
She didn’t agree with her friends on/about the choice of restaurant.
I complained about the faulty product to Customer Services.
They argued with their friends about where to go on holiday.
The student apologised to the teacher for not doing the homework.

Using more than one verb + dependent preposition -
I know about Tom congratulating Dick on getting the job.
She listened to me asking for forgiveness and said nothing.
Bill didn’t approve of us listening to our workmates’ private phone conversations.


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Mansion Interviews Sheila and Pete

Jul 31, 2016 30:14

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1. Whose idea was it to move to Spain?

Sheila's
Pete's 
Both of them


2. In the UK, Sheila worked

as a teacher
in finance 
as a travel agent

 

3. Which of the following does Pete NOT give as a reason for liking Spanish life

the friendliness of Spanish people
the way of life
the food 
the weather
the relaxed atmosphere

4. What was the problem with Sheila and Pete's inflatable bed?

It had a puncture
It was very uncomfortable
It was too expensive

 

5. If you've 'got a bee in your bonnet'

you have been stung by an insect
you are preoccupied or obsessed with an idea
you appreciate nature and beautiful scenery


6. Which of the following is NOT part of Sheila's day?

looking after her plants
studying finance
creating home-made greeting cards
eating correctly
exercising

 

7. One of Pete's hobbies is

surfing
stamp collecting
fishing
golf


8. What annoys Sheila?

North Americans
people who don't use their common sense
drunk, loud British people

How did Sheila feel after writing her 'reverse bucket list'?

very fortunate
Very sad
very old
very organized


Levante Cricket Club
http://www.levantecc.com/default.aspx 

The Bucket List - Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/ 

Vocabulary
to be 'up for it' = to want to do something
to set foot in = to visit or go to a place
blue chip company - compañías de primera línea, de primer orden
copious - copioso/a, abundante
infuriating - exasperante, irritante
season ticket holder - abonado
blessed - afortunado/a, bendecido
to be done and dusted = be completely finished or ready
to envisage - imaginar, concebir
laid back - despreocupado/a, tranquilo/a
itchy, twitchy - impaciente, ansioso/a
to give it a go - probarlo, intentarlo
to be down to - ser cuestión de, ser esencialmente, depender de
to be full of oneself - egotistical, believing oneself to be superior to others
to cringe - avergonzarse, encogerse de miedo
unscathed - ileso/a
gravestone - lápida
to overflow - rebosar, desbordarse


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Causative verbs Make, Let, Get, Help and Have - AIRC113

Jul 25, 2016 27:08

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In this episode: Causative verbs Make, Let, Get, Help and Have

Causative verbs Make, Let, Get, Help and Have

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Causative verbs cause something else to happen


MAKE: to force someone to do something. - forzar
Make + someone + verb

Did someone make you wear that shirt?
All British schools make their pupils wear a uniform.
My dad made me apologize to the neighbour.
The policeman made me pay a fine.
Craig says he didn’t want to eat the chocolate; a little voice in his head made him eat it.
My mum always made me eat up all my greens (greens = vegetables)

LET: to allow someone to do something. - dar permiso
let + someone + verb

Reza let me play his violin.
Craig let Reza use his new microphone.
Craig wouldn’t let anyone share his bar of dark chocolate.
My boss won't let me have a day off.
My parents never let me stay out late when I was a kid.
Craig won’t let you say anything bad about Mickey Mouse!

GET: to convince someone to do something - convencer
get + someone + to + verb

I got my students to do the homework by giving them chocolate.
What's a good way to get students to read more?
The government are spending more money on TV ads to get people to vote.
People have tried to get Craig to give up chocolate....in vain.
Craig has tried to get Reza to shut up at times...in vain.
The naughty children got another child to steal biscuits for them.

HELP: to help someone do something - ayudar
help + someone + verb / help + someone + to + verb

Reza helps me (to) produce this podcast.
What helps you (to) unwind? (to unwind - relajarse)
Does chocolate help you (to) forget your problems?
Will you help us (to) spread the word by recommending us to your friends?
Do you think this podcast helps our listeners (to) improve their English?
Reza and Craig will help you (to) improve your English and take it to the next level!

HAVE: to give someone the responsibility to do something - dar alguien la responsibilidad
have + someone + verb (see AIRC112 for the causative use of have)

I'll have my lawyer send you the contract.
I had my secretary book the hotel.
Please have the waiter bring the wine list.
We had the porter carry our bags up to the room.
We’re having our son organise our anniversary celebration for us.
Could you have the doorman hail a taxi for me, please?

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The Causative Passive - to HAVE or GET something done - AIRC112

Jul 18, 2016 28:34

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In this episode we're going to help you with the causative passive.

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Listener Feedback: email from Jaime from Alicante - Hi Reza and Craig. Thank you for the podcast. I listen every week. Please speak about the causative in English. I don’t understand when (I) have to use ‘get’ and when ‘have’?

We spoke about the passive in general in episode 17 

When did you get your hair cut?

Reza didn’t cut his hair. Someone cut it for him.

Causative - have/get + object + past participle

He had/got his hair (object) cut (past participle)

Change to the causative:
She didn’t pierce her nose herself, she had her nose pierced.
He didn’t paint his flat (himself)…he had his flat painted.
We won’t cook our meals...We'll have our meals cooked
They didn’t repair their washing machine….They had their washing machine repaired
I didn’t alter my suit...…. (to take up the trousers/sleeves) - I had my suit altered.
She didn’t clean her flat….She had her flat cleaned.
He doesn’t service his car…He has his car serviced.
I didn’t fix my computer….I had my computer fixed.
You aren’t taking your own blood pressure...You're having your blood pressure taken.
He didn’t frame that picture himself….he got that picture framed.
He didn’t fill his tooth himself….He got his tooth filled.
She wasn’t cleaning that rug…..She was having that rug cleaned.
We ourselves hadn’t checked the gas installation…We'd had the gas installation checked.
I haven’t revoked my own driving licence…I've had my driving licence revoked.
I wouldn’t examine my injury...I'd have my injury examined.

When was the last time you had your photo taken?
Can you have your blood pressure taken in a pharmacy in your country?
Would you ever consider having a tattoo done?
What are the advantages of having your head completely shaved?
Should we have our bags searched on all public transport for security reasons?
How often do you get your hair cut?
Did you have your tonsils (=amígdalas) taken out (when you were a child)?
Have you ever thought about getting your ear pierced?
Have you ever had your wallet/purse stolen?
Have you ever had your inside leg measured?
Have you ever had your palm read/fortune told?

Will Reza ever finally get his flat done up (to do up - reformar)?


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Asking For, Giving and Understanding Directions - AIRC111

Jul 11, 2016 49:35

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In this episode we're going to help you ask for, give and understand directions

 

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Feedback: Valentina - Valentina is taking the CAE Exam

Do you use Google maps?

Questions you may hear
How do I get to the beach?
Excuse me, Where is the nearest supermarket?
Can you tell me where the train station is?

We practised indirect questions with Nicola in episode 50 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/05/11/indirect-questions-and-travel-in-morocco-with-special-guest-nicola-airc50/ )

Do you know where the nearest petrol station is?

Can you tell me how to get to the post office, please?
Could you tell me where the town hall is, please?
Do you know where the nearest petrol station is?
Do you know where I might find a cash machine/an ATM?
Excuse me, I’m looking for a bank.
Are you from around here? Do you live here?
Would you mind telling me the way to the police station?
Do/Would you happen to know where the nearest book shop is?
Can you direct me to the hospital, please?
Do you know anywhere around/near here that sells batteries?
Is this the way to the city centre?
Excuse me, is there a bus stop nearby?

Giving directions
The easiest way is to…
The quickest way is to…
The best way is to…
If I were you, I’d…
It depends on whether you’re going by car/driving or on foot/walking

You’ll probably hear:
Turn left/right (take a left/right) = girar/torcer/doblar a la izquierda/derecha
Go straight ahead = sigue hacía adelante/recto/todo seguido (drive straight ahead, walk straight ahead)
Go straight, go left, go right, go through
go up, go down, go along this street = ir por ésta calle
It’s on your left/right (on your left/right hand side) = está a su derecha/izquierda
It’s on the corner = está en la esquina
It’s opposite the station = está en frente de la estación
Stay on + road/street name for + distance or time
Go over the lights/bridge = pase el semáforo/la puente
Go past the park = pase el parque
Take the first/second on the right/left = tome la primera/segunda a la derecha/izquierda
Keep going = continúe, sigua

Use connecting words:
after that
before that
then
next
when you get to…go…
finally, at the end

Other useful expressions:
It’s just around the corner
It’s not far.
It’s a bit of a way. / It’s quite far
It’s about a 10-minute walk.
It’s about 20 minutes on the bus - It's a 20-minute bus ride.

You’ll see a big tree/red building/petrol station on the left.
You’ll go past a police station.
It’s opposite the post office.

It’s on + street name (eg. It’s on Oxford Street)
It’s next to
It’s opposite
It’s near
It’s around the corner from (the supermarket)

Turn right at the next street
Get in the left lane
Go one more block (block - manzana), then turn right
At the next traffic lights turn
It’s going to be on your right

Make sure that the other person understood your directions. Say: “Did you get all that?”
And repeat the directions a second time.

If you don’t know the way
I’m sorry, I’m not from here
I’m afraid I can’t help you
Sorry, I don’t know my way around here

You could ask in the shop
Ask the bus driver.
Follow me. I’ll show you the way.
Do you want me to draw you a map?

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Customer Service - AIRC110

Jul 4, 2016 24:00

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Customer Service - AIRC110


In this episode we're going to help you improve the way you attend customers and clients in English

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Feedback from Sonia Nieves
Hola,
soy usuaria y seguidora de su pagina web que me es muy util.
Pero ultimamente estoy teniendo problemas con mi inglés.
Trabajo en atención al cliente dentro del sector del fitness y no sé como
comunicarme bien con los clientes. Ejemplos: hacer un alta, darse de baja, dejar dinero en deposito

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to register - hacer un alta
to cancel (your) registration - darse de baja
account number - numero de cuenta
to put down a deposit / to pay a deposit - dejar dinero en deposito
How can I help you? - ¿Cómo puedo ayudarle?
What seems to be the problem? - ¿Qué problema está teniendo?
What happened exactly? - ¿Qué sucedió exactamente?
I can solve that problem. - Puedo resolver ese problema.
I don’t know, but I will find out. - No sé, pero lo averiguaré.
How would you like to pay? - ¿Cómo le gustaría pagar?
Will you be paying by credit card? - Va a pagar con tarjeta de crédito?
May I see some identification? - ¿Puedo ver alguna identificación?
I'm sorry, do you have another card? - ¿Tiene otra tarjeta?
I'm afraid it hasn't been accepted - Me temo que no ha sido aceptada


You may hear:
May I speak to your supervisor? -¿Podría hablar con su supervisor/a?
I'd like to speak to the person in charge, please. - Me gustaría hablar con la persona a cargo.
I'd like to make a complaint. I'd like to complain.
Is there anything else I can help you with.

(Use polite rising and falling intonation, smile and use eye contact and positive body language!)


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Extreme Sports - AIRC109

Jun 27, 2016 44:20

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In this episode: Extreme sports
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Extreme sports
We’ve spoken about sport in general: inglespodcast.com/17 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/03/12/the-fallas-festival-is-organized-anarchy-airc17/ )
inglespodcast. com/26 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/07/01/a-big-girls-blouse-airc26/ )

Definition (Wikipedia): Extreme sports (also called action sports and adventure sports) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger.
These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear.

bungee jumping
hang gliding
paragliding
parachuting
skydiving
wingsuiting
base jumping
ice climbing
mountaineering
rock climbing
paintball
Kite boarding/surfing
windsurfing
sky surfing
surfing
skateboarding
Street luge
mountain biking
White-water rafting
Water skiing
Cliff diving/jumping
tightrope walking
slack line walking
Highlining

Expressions & Discussion:
To GO + ….ing (skiiing, surfing etc) Have you ever been?
To take a risk (arriesgar) - a risk taker - risky sports
put yourself at risk, expose yourself to danger
An adrenaline junkie - to get the adrenaline pumping
A natural aversion to risk
A daredevil - someone who dares to do risky things
to dare - atreverse - "I dare you to go basejumping."
"Don't you dare do that!"
To play safe - lack courage of nerve to do (sth)
To go for it
To go all out
To seek a thrill - A thrill seeker


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Air Travel Vocabulary- AIRC108

Jun 20, 2016 52:10

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In this episode: Air Travel (we're going to help you communicate better when you travel by air)

Listener Feedback: Alba from Madrid:
Remind and remember. What's the difference?

Remember is when you think of a memory, a past experience (un recuerdo):
I remember the first time I arrived in Valencia.
Do you remember the first time you saw valencia or Spain?
I remember arriving in Valencia. (remember + verb + ing)

Remember is also the opposite of forget,
Remember to bring the notes to the podcasting session (remember + infinitive) - don't forget!
Remember to thank our sponsors at the end of the podcast.

Remind is when a person or a thing makes you think about something:
This app on my phone reminds me to take my medicine
Hey Reza, remind me to thank our sponsors at the end of the episode.

People are reminded of things. (it doesn't appear in their head) - I heard a particular song and was reminded of when I first met my wife.
People remember things. (it does appear in their head)

REMEMBER = Person doing it themselves
REMIND = Other person (or thing) making someone else remember.

What's been your most memorable lesson as a teacher? (What do you remember most vividly?)

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Air Travel vocabulary

Airfare (bus fare, train fare, taxi fare etc)
To check in (aisle seat/window seat) - Fly - flight (domestic/international - short/long haul)
fly - flew - flown (to fly - verb / fly - noun = mosca/bragueta) "I have an open flight" - vuelo abierto)
Red-eye flight - early morning/night flight
Boarding pass
Economy/Business/First class
Upgrade
In-flight service
gate
Excess baggage
Luggage allowance
Hand luggage (carry-on)
On board
Turbulence - turbulencia
Overhead locker
To Take off - to land / a take-off - a landing
Cabin
Cabin crew - steward(ess)/ air hostess/ flight attendant
purser - auxiliar de vuelo
Cockpit = Flight deck
Flight crew - captain/ first officer/ second officer
Ground staff - check-in staff/ baggage handler/ maintenance staff/
Runway
To taxi “The plane is taxiing before take-off”
To cruise “We are now cruising at 20,000 feet”
Jet lag - Lost In Transaltion. Bill Murray & Scarlett Johansson (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/)
Private jet/plane
Jet/Propellor plane
Control tower
ATC = air traffic controller (If you’re still not sure what this means, watch the news at Easter every year when they announce that French ATCs are on their annual strike for EVEN MORE money and it’s had a knock-on effect on all European flights. Then you’ll understand! You can set your watch by it.)
Baggage reclaim
Baggage carousel
Duty free
Customs/ Passport control
Airport security

Discussion

Do you enjoy travelling by air?
What are your pet hates when it comes to flying?
Have you ever flown first class or business class?
What’s the worst flight you’ve ever had?


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Getting Sick, Going to the Doctor and Describing Pain - AIRC107

Jun 13, 2016 44:47

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In this episode: (we're going to help you communicate more effectively when you go to the doctor)

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to make an appointment 'I'd like to make an appointment to see Dr.Smith'
boil - forúnculo, furúnculo - inflamed, red, tender, wound weeping puss (to weep - llorar, supurar)

Words to describe pain

ADJ. - painful, sore, aching, agonizing

VERB PHRASES - It hurts, It’s killing me, It stings, It aches, It smarts

ACHES & PAINS COLLOCATIONS - acute pain, gripping pain, severe pain, agonizing pain, chronic pain, crippling pain, burning pain, stabbing pain (to stab - apuñalar) sharp pain,
dull pain, shooting pain, stinging pain, throbbing pain, unbearable pain, dull ache, nagging ache/pain, stomachache, backache, headache, bellyache

surgery - cirugía / doctor's office (UK) - consultorio
GP = general practitioner- médico de cabecera


Questions your doctor might ask:

Where does it hurt?
What seems to be the trouble?
What are your symptoms?
Do you mind if I examine you?/ I’m just going to examine you (now).
Does this hurt? [DOCTOR TOUCHES YOU]
Does it hurt if/when I do this? [DOCTOR TOUCHES YOU]
Can/Could you describe the pain, please?
Lie down/on the couch, please.
Can/Could you take off your + ITEM OF CLOTHING, please?
Can/Could you take of your clothes, please? [MAYBE ALL, OR DOWN TO YOUR UNDERWEAR]
Can you strip off (your clothes), please? [MAYBE ALL, OR DOWN TO YOUR UNDERWEAR]
Can/Could you take (nice) (big) deep breaths for me…
...In …..and….out….
Say AARRR
Have you had this before?
When did the pain start? - How long have you had this?
Are you taking anything for it?
Are you allergic to any medicine/medication?
rash - sarpullido, erupción
itchy - prurito, picazón, picor
I’m going to (I need to) take some blood.
I’m going to (I need to) run some tests.
You’ll need/have to make a follow-up/further appointment for + DAY/MONTH
Don’t worry! You won’t feel a thing. (Beware! This is often a lie and the doctor proceeds to do something painful to you.)
You may/might feel a little prick (now)....(You will! The doctor inserts a needle in you)


Health idioms:

I'm feeling a bit off colour - poorly (Tom and Dick - sick)
under the weather
in bad shape
as right as rain
back on my feet
in the best of health
full of beans
as fit as a fiddle
out of sorts
off colour
not (feeling) the greatest/that great - classic British understatement. In fact, you probably feel...bloody awful!


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Doctor jokes

Patient- Doctor, doctor. Everyone keeps ignoring me.
Doc- Next!

Patient- Doctor, doctor. Can you advise me about condoms for family planning, please?
Doc- Certainly, sir. There are three sizes: small, medium and liar (mentiroso)!

Patient- Doctor, doctor. As you can see, I have five legs!
Doc- No problem, madam! Just wear these special knickers here - they’ll fit you like a glove.

Patient: Doctor, I think I’m a dog
Doctor: Would you please get off that sofa, sir!

Patient;: Doctor, I have a piece of lettuce coming out of my bum
Doctor: I’m afraid that’s only the tip of the iceberg!

Patient: Doctor, On my bum I’ve got a big bruise that looks like a strawberry
Doctor: I’ll give you some cream to put on it.

Patient: Doctor, doctor, I've eaten something that disagrees with me.
Doctor: No you haven't!


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Civil Engineering Vocabulary- AIRC106

Jun 6, 2016 30:17

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If you are a new listener to this award-winning podcast, welcome!
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

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In this episode: Civil Engineering

Listener Feedback: Audio Feedback - Mamen

Listener Feedback: Alfredo - Should we go to Italy and teach English? Only if there's homemade Italian food!

I'm Pablo, a civil engineer who has moved to UK last January.

I usually hear (listen to) all ours (your) podcast (your podcasts), and I think that it is a big help in order to improve my listening and vocabulary.

In (At) this moment, I am looking for a job as (an) engineer in Cambridge or around (in/around Cambridge).

If you accept some ideas for podcast, I would like that you talk (I would like you to talk) some day about engineering.
Perhaps, this topic is not too general in terms of vocabulary but is only an idea!! haha!

I think you are doing a very good job with the podcasts, I hope to continue hearing it (listening to them)!

Thank you for your time.


Definition: Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment,
including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings.

Technical English for Civil Engineers: ( http://rua.ua.es/dspace/bitstream/10045/13698/1/technical_english_for_civil_engineers_construction_basics.pdf )
Free PDF with exercises: ( http://www.usingenglish.com/files/pdf/english-for-special-purposes-engineering-vocabulary-list-dictation-speaking.pdf )
Oxford Dictionary ( http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199534463.001.0001/acref-9780199534463 )

English For Engineering ( https://www.bookdepository.com/Cambridge-English-for-Engineering-Students-Book-with-Audio-CDs-2-Jeremy-Day/9780521715188 )


Vocabulary

crane - grúa (grúa can also be a towtruck)
ditch - zanja, cuneta, acequia (to ditch something/someone - deshacerse de - "My bag was too heavy, so I ditched some clothes."
to drain/a drain (drainage) - desague
sewer - alcantarillado
overflow - derramarse, rebosar
a bridge - puente (to bridge differences of opinion) - Don't burn your bridges
to/a dam - presa
steel - acero (stainless steel)
iron - hierro (to iron = planchar)
concrete - hormigón
to cement /(some) cement (UNCOUNT.) - cemento - to cement a relationship
brick - ladrillo, de ladrillo
to tarmac/(some) tarmac (UNCOUNT.)- asfalto
scaffolding - andamio/s, andamiaje
pavement (UK) sidewalk (US) - acera, pavimento (andén LaAm. - platform)
to pave
blueprint - heliografía, cianográfica, anteproyecto
survey (of a house) - examen, inspección "to carry out/conduct a survey" (to survey - evaluar, valorar, inspeccionar) a surveyor

 

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The London Accent and Cockney Rhyming Slang - AIRC105

May 30, 2016 33:59

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The London Accent and Cockney Rhyming Slang - AIRC105

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(Grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation)


In this episode: The London Accent and Cockney Rhyming Slang (we're going to help you.....)

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Listener Feedback: Audio feedback Juan, Colombia: Job in call centre, cockney accent a "bottle of beer". "Got to get a lot of it."

Listen to the Eastenders TV series for examples of the London cockney accent: https://www.youtube.com/user/EastEnders

Cockney Rhyming slang - A type of slang in which a words are replaced by a words or phrases they rhyme with.

Apple and pears = stairs

To hide meaning from the law and/or to exclude outsiders

List of slang:

( https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Cockney_rhyming_slang  )
( http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/  )
( http://www.phespirit.info/cockney/slang_to_english.htm  )

to have a butcher's (hook) = a look

She's brown bread = She's dead

(Aunt) Joanna - piano

Boat race - face

North and South = mouth

Ruby Murray (popular singer in the 1950s born in Belfast) = curry

Rub-a-dub-dub = pub (public house)

pig's ear = beer

George Raft = draught

Gregory Peck = neck

plates of meat = feet

Pen and Ink = stink

Porky = pork pie = lie, e.g. "He's telling porkies!

jam jar = car

jugs (of beer) = ears

Adam and Eve = believe = as in "would you Adam and Eve it?"

dog and bone = phone

whistle (and flute) = suit

trouble (and strife) = wife

Tom and Dick = sick

china (plate) = mate

Tea leaf = thief

Rosie = Rosie Lee = tea e.g. "Have a cup of Rosie"

Brahms and Liszt = “pissed” = drunk


Would you Adam and Eve it, I was down the rub-a-dub-dub with the trouble having a couple of pigs when a tea leaf nicked my wallet!

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There’s a bit of rhyming slang outside London in the UK, but it’s almost not known at all outside its own environment. For example:

BELFAST-
corn beef = “deef” = deaf ('mutton' or 'Mutt and Jeff' = 'deaf' in cockney rhyming slang)

tatie bread = dead (tatie bread is potato bread)

mince pies = eyes

a wee duke = a quick look


NEWCASTLE-
a deek = a quick peek

MANCHESTER-
Newtons = teeth (from “Newton Heath”, rhymes with “teeth”). In London they use 'Hampstead Heath' as rhyming slang for teeth.


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The Top Ten Things To Do In London - AIRC104

May 23, 2016 49:22

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In this episode: The top ten things to do when you go to London

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Listener Feedback: Thank you to Javier for the ham and sweet potato pastries.

T-shirt to Elisa for voice message on 100th episode and continued support

We're going to London in June for the New Media Podcast Awards. Reza was 'gutted' (very disappointed) last year because he couldn't go. This year he's going and we really want to wind an award for Audience Appreciation.

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The Top Ten Things To Do In London

1. Take the Tour bus Hop-on, Hop-off ( http://www.hop-on-hop-off-bus.com/london-bus-tours?rmsrc=1&_$ja=tsid:36801|cid:84561677|agid:3254651717|tid:kwd-575308100|crid:74449058957|nw:g|rnd:17010139799610906521|dvc:c|adp:1t3&gclid=CjwKEAjw6sC5BRCogcaY_dKZ2nESJABsZihxnh1rMbQv-z-4HfLbzTLx48xSgGSzSUv6sismqITnRhoC3U7w_wcB )
1 day 28 euros
bus + boat combo 38 euros
guide in different languages
9am - 5.30pm (summer)

2. Have lunch in a London Pub
The 10 best London pubs for food: ( http://www.thedailymeal.com/travel/10-best-london-pubs-food )
Sunday roasts - lunch not dinner
Around 7,000 pubs in the London area try real ale. Pay for the drinks at the bar. Buy rounds. It's not custonmary to tip the barstaff

3. Have a picnic in Hyde Park
Not far from Buckingham Palace (Tube: Hyde Park Corner)
You can visit the state rooms in Buckingham palace: ( https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/buckinghampalace/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-there )

Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line)
Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)
Queensway (Central line)
Lancaster Gate (Central line)
Marble Arch (Central line)

Speaker's corner and The Serpentine lake

Also Green Park (Green Park Tube) Have tea at the Ritz!
St.James's Park: (St James's Park Tube / Westminster) - Prettiest Park
Kensington gardens (next to Hyde Park): (High Street Kensington Tube)
Regent's Park - famous for roses and landscaping. Originally Henry Vlll's hunting grounds: Baker Street / Great Portland Street Tube

4. London Eye
Fast Track: 28 pounds or buy a combo ticket. Book in advance ( https://www.londoneye.com/ ) Open 10am until 9.30pm
Closest tube: Waterloo station. Near Westminster Bridge on the South Bank.

5. Covent Garden
Tube: Covent Garden
Open Mon-Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat 9am-8pm
Sun. Midday-6pm
Pubs after work, market, street performers, shelter from the rain, ballet. Close to Leicester Square and Soho

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6. Visit The British Museum. A huge collection from around the world. It’s free. ( http://www.britishmuseum.org/system_pages/homepage-experiments/8-support-the-museum.aspx?e=8&utm_expid=58524307-0.A2aqN-2GSXSlctAnOitE8A.8&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.es%2F )

7. Go on a literary tour. eg. Follow the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Charles Dickens, etc.

Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j7uAimpx3k

London walks and literary tours:
http://www.walks.com/standalone/literary_london_walks/default.aspx

Free Tours by Foot: http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/literary-london-self-guided-tour/


8. According to Reza’s parents, Horniman Museum. (http://www.horniman.ac.uk/about) Reza hasn’t been yet, but plans to. They’ve always raved about its quirkiness and it’s free. A lesser-known gem.


How to get around the city: walking - the tube/underground (Oyster card cheaper than a travel card - Tube, DLR, MBNA Thames Clippers river bus service, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
3 pounds (non-refundable) have special offers for tourists and promotions. You can add more credit. Normal oyster cards cost 5 pounds (refundable)
( http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/getting-around-london/oyster?ref=mosaic#RscIe3vcbwMebLH1.97 )

A one day off-peak travel card (by zones) after 9.30 Mon-Fri, all day sat and Sun.

Time Out London: ( http://www.timeout.com/london )
Trip Advisor: ( https://www.tripadvisor.es/ )


destinoreinounido.com - Beatriz Ramírez: ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/10/14/mansion-interviews-beatriz-ramirez-from-destinoreinounido-com/ )


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On next week's episode: The London Accent and Cockney Rhyming Slang

 

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Urban slang and more mispronounced words - AIRC103

May 16, 2016 27:08

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With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: we're going to help you expand your Urban slang vocabulary and practise more mispronounced words


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More mispronounced words
inglespodcast.com/94
( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/03/28/commonly-mispronounced-words-airc94/ )

dubbed - doblado
nurse - enfermera
surgeon - cirujano
judge - juez, juzgar
patient - paciente
lively - animado/a, alegre
sociable - sociable
beard - barba
moustache - bigote
chemist - farmacia, farmacéutico/a / chemistry - química
butcher - carnicero/a
weird - raro/a, extraño/a (That's weird! - ¡Qué raro!) 'He's a wierdo'
mechanic - mecánico
cough - tos, toser
headache - dolor de cabeza
drought - sequía (flood - inundación )
hitch hiking - autostop, a dedo

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Urban slang

chillax - calm down and relax (chill + relax)
Selfie - a picture one takes of herself or himself, usually with a camera phone, and often with the purpose of uploading it to social media sites
to freak out - to be in a heightened emotional state, such as that of fear, anger, or excitement
A crapella — singing (badly) while listening to music through headphones
Amazeballs — something that is amazing or unbelievable
Askhole — an individual who asks ridiculous, obnoxious or irrelevant questions (this is often chronic behavior)
Awesome sauce — something that is more awesome than awesome (awesome topped with awesome sauce)
Beer me — please, get me a beer (can also be used figuratively to ask for anything to be passed or retrieved for the speaker)
Cougar — an older woman who prefers the romantic company of much-younger men (sugar daddy)
Ego surfing — using a search engine to look for references about yourself
F-bomb — using the word f*** in an inappropriate setting
Fanboy/fangirl — refers to a devotee of a particular product/company/person (i.e., Apple fanboi,
Foodie — someone who enjoys food for pleasure; gastronome
Frankenfood — genetically modified or otherwise processed food that isn't found in nature
Fro-yo — frozen yogurt
Man cave — a room or other space set aside for a man where he can decorate and behave (with or without his friends) as he sees fit
Ninja sex — silent sexual intercourse in order to avoid awaking a sleeping roommate
Snail mail — the use of the regular postal service rather than email
Sniff test — an olfactory exam of a previously worn (dirty) item of clothing to determine whether it's acceptable to wear again
Sweet — an intensive that expresses satisfaction or indicates awesomeness (usually with a prolonged vowel sound)
YOLO — (you only live once) an initialism used to express a carpe diem (seize the day) sentiment in relation to a silly, stupid or irresponsible act (e.g., I'm wearing two different colored socks because YOLO)

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Lifestyles and classroom language - AIRC102

May 9, 2016 36:22

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Lifestyles and classroom language- AIRC102

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In this episode: Lifestyles and classroom language (we're going to help you with useful classroom expressions and talk about different lifestyles and ways of living, social groups etc)

Listener Feedback: Manuel - Paterna (Valencia)
Hi Craig, Hi Reza:
I've been listening to your podcast many months ago (for many months) while I'm doing my house-work, at the gym, in the garden.....
It's a wonderful way to improve English and I hope you'll reach at least one thousand episodes and I could stand listening to.
I'd like, if you don't mind, to hear about how to use "thank" in English, the noun and the verb because It's a bit confuse (confusing) to me.
Thanks for your time and go on!
Manuel

to thank (verb) - agradecer a alguien por algo (thank you for the coffee)
To say thank you to someone - thank you for listening to this podcast and writing a review on iTunes!
thanks - gracias (informal) cheers! (UK)
to give thanks for something - We give thanks for the love of our family. - Damos gracias por el amor de nuestra familia.
Thanksgiving - Día de Acción de Gracias

Ironic use: Who do we have to thank for this mess? - ¿A quién debemos dar las gracias por este desastre? / Thanks a lot!

Thank you so much. (Many thanks) - muchísimas gracias
thank you very much (many thanks) - muchas gracias
Thank you for all your help. - Le agradezco toda su ayuda.
I can't thank you enough. I can never thank you enough. A big/huge thank you!
Do British people say thank you more than the Spanish?

Classroom language – What does this mean?
How do you say _____ in English?
How do you spell it? How do you pronounce it? How do you pronounce/translate ____?
What’s the difference between ______ and ________?
Could you tell me ____? Can you explain _____?
Could you write it, please?


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LIFESTYLE

Nuclear family - A nuclear family or elementary family is a family group consisting of a pair of adults and their children.
This is in contrast to a single-parent family, to the larger extended family, and to a family with more than two parents.

Modern family - When my parents were married, the ideal family consisted of a mother, father, two kids and a house in the suburbs.
The traditional family unit has evolved with extended families, single parents, gay parents, adoption and no children.

Jet setter - The definition of a jet setter is a person who travels frequently - Someone in high society with a glamorous life.
An example of a jet setter is someone who flies off to Paris to shop.

Millennials – Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) follow Generation X.
There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.

Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom.
Most demographers and commentators use birth dates ranging from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.

Yuppies - A yuppie - short for "young urban professional" or "young upwardly-mobile professional") is defined by one source as being "a young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and who lives and works in or near a large city".
This acronym first came into use in the early 1980s.

Dot-commer - a person who owns or works for a dot-com

Nouveau riche - people who have recently acquired wealth, typically those perceived as ostentatious or lacking in good taste.
New money / old money

Social climber - a person who is anxious to gain a higher social status.

Social misfit - A social misfit is generally thought of as someone who has different views on culture and doesn't fit in with most others in society.

Benefits, dole, scrounger/sponger - a person who borrows from or lives off others.
On the dole - to be unemployed

Jailbird - a person who often ends up in prison

A good for nothing - un gandul

Opportunist - a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.

happy-go-lucky - not worried about anything, laid back, easy going

A traditionalist - Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.

hipster - Members of the subculture typically do not self-identify as hipsters, and the word hipster is often used as a pejorative to describe someone who is pretentious and overly trendy.
(hip – adjective) - en la onda de.

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Cars and Driving - AIRC101

May 2, 2016 47:10

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Cars and Driving - AIRC101

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In this episode: Cars and driving (we're going to help you expand your vocabulary)

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Listener Feedback: Nelson Garanhani, Brazil

Dear Craig and Reza. I come from Brazil and I started to learn English two years ago.
I’m a doctor and I have a son that is veterinarian. Yesterday, after listening to this episode, inglespodcast.com/97
I sent it to him and later he told me that the podcast was really interesting, useful and he had fun, too!
I’m feeling happy for having (to have) the opportunity to listen to your brilliants (brilliant) podcasts.
Many thanks!
Nelson, Garanhani, Brazil
p.s. Sorry (for) my mistakes

Audio Feedback Antonio (for the 100th episode)
I Xmust toX say (I must say)
I want to Xmake you a questionX (ask you a question)
Will handwriting disappear in 60, 70 years from now?

Cars and driving

driving license (driver's license US) - to take/pass a driving test
brake, handbrake, clutch - embrague, accelerator, gas pedal (US), baby seat, seatbelt, boot (UK)/trunk (US), bonnet (UK)/hood (US), steering Wheel - volante,
windscreen (UK)/windshield (US), rear window, rear-view mirror, wing mirror, number plate (UK)/license plate (US), jack - gato, puncture - pinchazo, tyre (UK)/tire (US) - neumático, airbags, GPS (Global Positioning System)
bumper (UK)/fender (US) - parachoques/paragolpes, to reverse - dar marcha atrás, to put it in gear, gears, stick shift (US) - cambio manual, exhaust (pipe) - tubo de escape,
(spare) tyre, headlights - faros, indicator - intermitente, car horn/hooter - claxon

to double park
To give someone a lift/ride
to run someone to the station/To run someone over
Back seat driver
To put the peddle to the metal – to put your foot down – to step on the gas - to sink the boot - to give it some wellie

Expressions with drive:
To drive someone round the bend/mad - up the wall!
to drive a hard bargain
to drive the price up/down


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to drive a point home
to be the driving force (the community of inglespodcast is the driving force behind our podcasts)
What are you driving at?
to be in the driving seat
drive the porcelain bus - To vomit profusely into the toilet, usually as the result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
"John was driving the porcelain bus for the rest of the night after his seventh tequila shot."
"My wife drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her!" - WC Fields

Discussion
How old were you when you got your licence? - How long have you been driving?
What do you remember about your driving test?
Have you ever had an accident?
Which countries drive on the left? India, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, Malta (more than 50!)
Romans drove on the left. France changed to the right first. The British Empire influence many countries to drive on the left.


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Pass FCE, the word LAST and the difference between prepositions OF and FOR - AIRC100

Apr 25, 2016 47:46

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In this episode: Congratulations on 100 episodes of AIRC and open champagne! Also, how to pass the FCE speaking exam, the word LAST and the difference the prepositions between OF and FOR

Listener feedback from Mamen who passed her speaking test

Listener Feedback: Sergio
My name is Sergio. It is not my first time writing to you.
I listen to your podcast everyday and I have listened some podcasts about the FCE Exam, and I would like to know which is the 'required' (or minimum) level to pass the exam.

I mean, I have studied English for many years, and I use it very often at my work. Perhaps, I should try to improve my vocabulary in general, but I think I can follow a normal conversation with a native speaker.

I have listened to some podcasts, as I said before, about some of your students doing a FCE speaking exam, and I would like to know if they could pass the exam.
Could you tell me a podcast number/episode in which I could listen to a person who 'pass' (has passed) the exam, please?

Bea and Tatania speaking test: PAssFCE episode 14 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/06/18/full-fce-speaking-test-with-bea-and-tatiana-passfce14-2/ )


Audio feedback from Nadia from Morocco who has improved her English and can now communicate much better with her clients.


Audio feedback from Elisa from Finland


Feedback from Marga Arroyas

Hola Reza and Craig,

This is my first mail to any of you and....

I could tell you how wonderful you are... I could tell you how nice it is listening to you and how much I learn when doing it... I could tell you I´ve downloaded all your podcasts...
I could tell you I listen to them as much as possible (when cooking, driving or even sleeping)... I could tell you you are the best English teachers I´ve ever had...
I could tell you how English has helped me in my life... I could, I could, but I won´t...

I´ll just say THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
Not kisses, not hugs... just a DULCE DE LECHE RECIPE.

If you can´t convince Reza to make "dulde de leche turrón" I would be more than happy to make turrón for both of you.
Something I´ve always loved is cooking!!! and... living in Valencia, just like you, it won´t be any problem to make the turrón and take it to any place you like. Seriously! please think about it!

By the way... there is a place called "Dulce de leche" in Valencia where EVERYTHING they sell is made of DULCE DE LECHE. In fact, there are two places, one in calle Jesús and the other in calle Cuba....
isn´t is where Reza lives? doesn´t he know about it?. ( http://pasteleriadulcedeleche.com ).

Have a nice they and think about my "offer" of making turrón for you!

Happily,
Marga

What do you think, shall we take Marga up on her offer? Yes, we'd like to take Marga up on her offer (to take someone up on an offer - to accet the offer)

 

Javier G (basque country) - Sent a voice message - listening from 2010!
Hi my friends Craig and Reza, I am Javier G from the Basque Country but I am right now in Phoenix (Arizona), I have come for three months like a turist (as a tourist) to improve my English and I have to go back in the middle of May.

I am improving my English a lot because I am trying to engage with native speakers. Right now I have 10 people to teach Spanish and to learn english, face to face,

2 hours (one in spanish and the other one in English), this is the deal...

But I am writing to you to tell you that last week we were in LA (California), my friend had a meeting there, and his partner from Argentina gave him this box with "Alfajores rellenos con dulce de leche",

and this remained me you (reminded me OF you). I send you a picture of the box. I am sorry, we ate all of them. They were really good.

The American accent is too dificult to undestand especially on TV o when the native speakers are talking among themselves.

If a native speaker is talking to you, it is easier because you konw about the topic you are talking (about).

I continue here in my dead time (spare time) with your podcasts...

Thank you very much. Javier G.

 

Charley Pride - Is Anybody going to San Antone Lyrics ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMR6Qt_Rubw )

 


Audio feedback: Javier from Colombia: LAST

last - último/a
What was the last book you read? - ¿Cuál es el último libro que has leído?
Do you want the last biscuit?

last - durar
The speech lasted thirty minutes. - El discurso duró treinta minutos.
How long will this podcast last today?

last - survive, sobrevivir
Do you think this podcast will last?
How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?


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Audio feedback: Mamen: 'of' and 'for' "I listened on my commute" (you are a commuter)

OF

Used for belonging to, relating to, or connected to:

The secret OF success is never give up. What's the secret OF happiness? (related to, belonging to or connected to happiness)
The first section of this podcast is celebrating our listeners' successes. The successes OF our listeners. (Often we use the possessive instead of 'OF' (Reza's tea, Craig's biscuit)
Have you ever dreamed OF being rich and famous? (be careful of the pronunciation of 'of' in connected speech)

When you're refering to things:

We started this podcast in October OF 2000.
There's a picture OF you and Berta in episode 97.
I got a discount of 40% on my new jacket. (Easier to say 'I got a 40% discount')

The centre of the city - the city centre

Used for possession - She's a friend of my neighbour (She's my neighbour's friend)

Used to indicate an amount or number:

I've had 3 cups of coffee already.
There's a large number of people listening to this podcast.
I only got 5 hours OF sleep last night. I only slept FOR (para) 5 hours.

formed from: material - hecho de)
Translate: Está hecha de plástico. - This is made of plastic.

The connection between nouns
Translate: La economía es la causa de la crisis. - The economy is the cause OF the crisis (or the reason FOR the crisis)

 

FOR

FOR can be used to speak about time or duration:

We've been podcasting FOR nearly 3 years.
How long did you go to Cornwall FOR? (Reza was in Cornwal for four days - NOT Xduring four daysX)
This is all we have FOR this podcast. That's it FOR now.

The interview with Becky from Cornwall: Episode 25 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/06/19/cream-teas-and-hotdogs-airc25/ )


Use FOR to show the use of something:

This device is FOR recording audio.
Reza and I wear headphones FOR monitoring the audio.


You can also use FOR to mean 'because of':

I am so happy for you.
We feel deeply sorry for your loss.
Reza and I don't really like the noise and the crowds during the Fallas festival in Valencia in March. FOR this reason, we often travel during this time.

Compared to a standard
It's warm for this time of year. - Hace mucho calor para esta época del año.

In somebody's place, instead of somebody
Translate: No quiero hacer el trabajo por él. - I don't want to do his work for him.

In order to get something/someone
Fue a por leche. Volverá enseguida. - He went out for some milk. He'll be back soon.

In favour of something:
Reza was for the plan, but Craig was against it. - Reza estaba por hacerlo, pero Craig estaba en contra.

 

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Audio feedback from Angeles, Valencia

  

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The Weather - AIRC99

Apr 18, 2016 34:07

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In this episode: Talking about the weather

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Listener Feedback: Sergio Casillas
My name is Sergio and I am from Spain. I live in Madrid and I would like to add a word that most of Spanish people (most Spanish people) pronounce in a wrong way is 'blood'.

I have to say that at the beginning I pronounced it wrong by saying 'blud' (because of the 'oo') like most Spanish people (except surgeons or murders).
Kind regards, Sergio

Commonly Mispronounced Words, episode 94 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/03/28/commonly-mispronounced-words-airc94/ )


The weather (vocabulary from http://www.mansioningles.com/vocabulario45.htm )

Climate - Clima What's the difference between 'weather' and 'climate'?
Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.

Good weather:
Sunny - Soleado
The sun is shining, It's sunny - Hace sol
Fine - bueno
Bright, clear - Despejado (It's a lovely day)
To be hot, To be warm - Hacer calor
Heatwave - Ola de calor (Drought - Sequía / flood - inundación)
shade (protection from the sun) - sombra (shadow - the shape or form made by something that blocks out light)
Wind - Viento (it's windy)
Breeze - Brisa

Bad weather:
Cloud - Nube (it's cloudy - Nublado)
Rain - Lluvia
It's raining - Está lloviendo
Downpour, shower - Aguacero, Chaparrón, Chubasco
a spell - temporada, rato
Rainbow - Arco iris

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain - R=red, O=orange, Y=yellow, G=green, B=blue, I=indigo, V=violet


Cool - Fresco
chilly - frio (I'm a bit chilly)
It is very cold - Hace mucho frío
Dull - gris
Mist, fog - neblina, Bruma, Niebla (It's misty, foggy)
snow - nieve (It's snowing)
Hail - Granizo
Frost - Escarcha
Storm - tormenta
Thunder - trueno
Lightning - relámpago, rayo
Damp - Húmedo
Humidity - humedad (It's humid - which countries have a humid climate?)

Temperature is measured in degrees: it's 22 degrees C, it's 78 degrees F. It's 2 below zero.


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boiling, baking, roasting, sweltering - very, very hot
freezing, ice-cold - very, very cold
overcast, a blanket of cloud - nublado

Talking about the weather
Nice day, isn't it?
What a lovely/beautiful day!
Is it cold out?
What’s the weather like? (What was the weather like?)
Lovely weather for the time of year
Nice weather for ducks!
What's the forecast for tomorrow? (forecast - predicción, pronóstico)
I'm hot (not XI have heatX), cold, freezing (I'm freezing me estoy congelando), boiling (estoy hirviendo)
How reliable is the weather forecast? Do you pay attention to it? Do you use an app or get the forecast from the TV/radio?
Predicting extreme weather: tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados.

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20 Phrasal Verbs that English Students Should Know - AIRC98

Apr 11, 2016 36:13

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In this episode: 20 Phrasal Verbs that English students should know

 

Marie: inglespodcast.com/54

 

You can learn phrasal verbs by grouping the verb: take on, take after, take away, take over

by the particle: take off, put off, give off, get off

by topics or vocabulary areas: CLOTHES:take sth. off, put sth. on, try sth. on, get into sth., go with sth.

 

Common phrasal verbs you should know:

 

give up (darse por vencido/dejar de) - put it on the top shelf (I’ve given up bread) grow up (crecer) - plants grow, people grow up - Where did you grow up? go on (partir, salir) - I’m going on holiday, on a (business) trip / Where are you going to? I’m going on a trip to Birmingham next month

to go on a date - also ‘seguir’/’continuar - go on, what were you saying? - go on a diet

go away (irse fuera) I’m going away for the weekend / Go away! (get lost!) ¡váyase! , ¡lárguese! go out - (salir) - I’m going out for lunch/for a beer - Are you going out this weekend? look forward to (tener muchas ganas de, esperar con ansia) What are you looking forward to? look after (cuidar de) take care of Have you ever looked after anyone’s flat?

http://www.mindmyhouse.com/ and https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/ (house/flat/cat/dog sitting)

look up (buscar) look up to (respetar, admirar) Who do you look up to? put up with (tolerar, aguantar) I can’t put up with them any longer, you’ll just have to put up with it I’ve been putting up with the noise during the Fallas festival. turn on/off/up/down (encender, apagar, subir o bajar el volumen de (turn down is also rechazar) Have you ever turned down a job? I’ve turned down offers to do stuff. take off (quitarse) What’s the custom before you go into a Japanese home? put on (weight, clothes) (ponerse) I’ve put on a lot of weight recently put/write down (apuntar, anotar) You don’t need to put down these phrasal verbs, you can find them at inglespodcast.com/98 find out (descubrir) Do you know what I found out about Birmingham? Birmingham is home to Cadbury's Chocolate. George and his brother Richard Cadbury moved their successful chocolate manufacturing business from Bull Street, Birmingham to Bournville in 1879. get rid of (deshacerse de) Is there anything you’d like to get rid of in your flat? - clothes that are too small break up (with) - romper (con), separarse (de) Famous celebrity breakups in 2015: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale carry on (seguir) - Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War.

2.45 million copies were printed but it was hardly ever displayed. A copy was rediscovered in 2000 and used to market products. Another poster was:

"Your courage, your cheerfulness your resolution will bring us victory."

call back / phone back (devolver la llamada) - If someone’s out or busy you phone them back. get on/off (subirse, abordar, llevarse bien - bajarse) - get in/out (of) run out of (quedarse sin, acabar) run out of the house! I’ve run out of milk, biscuits, bread, phrasal verbs!

 

Use apps like memrise to learn phrasal verbs: https://www.memrise.com/

Write them on cards (in English and Spanish) and make a game (pelmanism)

 

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Veterinary Vocabulary and Expressions with Pets - AIRC97

Apr 4, 2016 47:49

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In this episode: veterinary Vocabulary

Eva Garcia Romo
Good morning!
I am an English teacher and regular user of your internet courses, they are helping
my students improve their English.
I've started an intensive course for a worker in a veterinary clinic, whose
clients are mainly English.
I was wondering if you have some specific course for this purpose?
Many thanks, Eva.

We can look at some words and expressions. For a comprehensive list of veterinary terms, go to: http://www.petmd.com/veterinaryterms


Baby animals; dog - puppy, sheep - lamb, cow - calf (and whale - calf), cat - kitten, horse - foal, pig - piglet, bear - cub

a flock of birds
a herd of cattle/elephants
a school of fish
a pack of dogs/wolves (1 wolf, 2 wolves)
a clutter of cats
a crowd of people
a parliament of owls (owl - búho)
an army of frogs!?!

Some useful expressions for dog/cat owners in an English-speaking environment

feed - pienso (to feed an animal)
dog passport
to chip a dog/cat = ponerle el chip al perro/gato
vet’s/veterinary fees
desparasitar = to delouse
flea = pulga
delouse - despiojar
flea collar = collar desparasitorios
on a leash/lead = con correa
to spay/neuter = esterilizar
to be in heat = estar en celo
to go walkies = caminar con el perro
to walk the dog/to take the dog for a walk/take the dog out
animal rescue centre = centro de rescate de animales
to put down an animal / to put an animal to sleep - sacrificar, poner a dormir
- My dog has completed quarantine = Mi perro ha completado su estancia de cuarentena
- My dog has its vaccinations and tests up to date = Mi perro tiene las vacunas y analíticas en regla
- My cat’s taking its medication = Mi gato está tomando esta medicación
- My dog bit me when I went to touch it's tail = Mi perro me ha mordido cuando he ido a tocarle la cola
- My cat has ripped off its dressing/bandage = Mi gato se ha deshecho el vendaje

 

Idioms/Sayings with a metaphorical meaning

“Let sleeping dogs lie” - Leave something alone if it might cause trouble.
“Its bark is worse than its bite” - When someone acts or behaves in a threatening way but is relatively harmless.
“Every dog has its day” - everyone will have good luck or success at some point in their lives.
a dog’s dinner/breakfast - a complete mess: give it to the dog!
in the doghouse - Somewhere you don't want to be. When one's partner is displeased with them for one or more reasons.
“I was in the doghouse yesterday for getting home late after work and missing the meal my wife made for us, so I bought her some flowers this morning.” (source: Urban dictionary)
hair of the dog - alcohol you drink with the aim of lessening the effects of a hangover.
“to see a man about a dog” - a way of saying that you do not want to tell them where you are really going, especially when you are going to the toilet I won't be long. I'm just going to see a man about a dog.
barking up the wrong tree - to make the wrong choice; to ask the wrong person; to follow the wrong course.
doggy bag
dogfight - when to aeroplanes fight
catfight - when two womwn fight
mad dog - a crazy person
shaggy dog story
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”
puppy love
dogging - this is where people meet up in car parks and watch each other having sex. Sometimes other people join in, but its mainly about watching and getting off on it!
dog-eared
top dog
dog eat dog
dogged (determined)
bitch - female dog and…..(verb) Word used to describe the act of whining excessively. Stop bitching about it!
(noun) a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, especially a woman. “She’s a right bitch!”
Modern-day servant; A person who performs tasks for another, usually degrading in status. - Get me a drink, bitch! (used excessively in Breaking Bad)
Life’s a bitch! - Life’s hard.
son of a bitch - a person (especially a man) who you strongly dislike or hate “He’s a son of a bitch” Plural - sons of bitches.
cat/catty
pussy - female genitalia, cowardly man - cobarde
to pussyfoot
“Cat got/cut your tongue?”
fickle - caprichoso/a
trunk - elephants' nose
abattoir, slaughterhouse - matadero

 

Discussion questions:

If you were re-born as an animal, which one would you choose?
Is a vet a good career choice? Do you know any vets?

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Nature and the Environment- AIRC96

Mar 28, 2016 44:03

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Lara Arlem
Armando Agudelo
sara Jarabo
Manuel Tarazoma
Ivy Envy - Corey Fineran

Thank you to all of our wonderful patreon supporters.

Listener Feedback: Jose's Vampire story.
We asked you to send us a story practising the narrative tenses, especially the past perfect simple and continuous from episode 91 with Mike ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/02/22/past-perfect-simple-and-continuous-with-mike-hardinge-airc91/ )
Here's Jose's wonderful vampire story.

Vocabulary/Expressions:

forest / wood - bosque
lake - lago
lagoon - laguna
wildlife
lough (Ireland) / loch (Scotland) = lake
river - rio
to flow - fluir
stream
hill - colina - hilly (adjective)
mountain - mountainous
gorge - garganza
valley
landscape
scenery
view - vista
wild, wildlife
farm, farming, farmer
crops
fields
harvest
to irrigate
to live off the land
to plant/sow - sembrar
seeds - semillas
to plough
country bumpkin
city slicker
city V country dweller
to dwell - vivir
to go trekking
the countryside = the country
rural areas
pollution - contaminación
recycling - recyclable
to be/go green
eco-friendly = environmentally friendly = green
pest
pesticides, insecticides
sustainable
produce
organic farming/food/production/produce
nature conservation
protected area, nature reserve
GM farming/food/produce
bland - soso
“the birds and the bees”
pollinate - pollination
“Let nature take its course”
Mother Nature


Discussion questions:

Should we worry so much about environmental protection at the cost of not exploiting useful natural resources?
How in tune with nature are you?
How important is sustainable farming to you?
What do you think about GM?
Albert Einstein is famously supposed to have claimed that if bees disappeared off the face of the earth, the human race would consequently also disappear within 4 years.
Reza believes bees are more important than humans for the survival of Earth. (He isn’t joking.) Do you agree/disagree?
Reza believes humans are the only creatures that commit senseless acts which destroy nature and our environment. We are our own worst enemy. What do you think?

For our 100th episode please send us your 'wins'. How has English helped you. "Because of my English............." (got a better job or a promotion, ordered a pizza in London, made friends with an English speaker....). Send us a voice message: inglespodcast.com - speakpipe

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On next week's episode: Veterinary Vocabulary and expressions with pets

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Technology Vocabulary - AIRC95

Mar 21, 2016 46:35

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In this episode: Technology Vocabulary

Listener Feedback: Sergio

My name is Sergio and I am from Spain. I work in a very important Hotel in Madrid, and we speak very often with our company mates (colleagues/workmates) from Paris, London or Hong Kong,

so I looked for a way to improve my English level, and I found your podcast two months ago.

As I work in the computer department, it is possible for me to be listening to you most of the time while I am working, so I use to (usually) listen to three or four of your podcast (podcasts) daily.

(Go to episode 6 to revise 'used to', 'be used to' and 'get used to') http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-6/

I have to say THANK YOU. I have noticed that since I subscribed to your podcasts, I have improved my listening skills much more than I expected!

Well, I would like to ask you about two things. First, I was looking for a podcast related with (to) computers, but I couldn't find anything.

Could you speak in a future podcast about computers? I mean, common phrasal verbs, vocabulary or expressions, whatever. The second question is about 'tag questions'.

I would like to know some tips or tricks to use them fluently. I try to use them, but I have to think hard about them, so I sound strange when using them.

(We spoke about tag questions in episode 20) http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/04/14/reza-doesnt-like-raw-eggs-does-he-airc20/

 

These two websites are where you can find Craig's favourite technology podcasts:

https://twit.tv/
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/series/techweekly


Technology vocab revisited (covered in inglespodcast/28) Speak on Blab with Bea, Mamen, Mª Carmen: http://www.inglespodcast.com/blab/

Vocabulary revision from episode 28:
to cut = cortar
to copy = copiar
to paste = pegar
to print (print out/print off) = imprimir
to delete = borrar (to erase (US) / to rub out (UK) – eraser / rubber = goma
file = archivo
folder = carpeta (moqueta = carpet)
save as = guardar como
to select = seleccionar
to insert = insertar
to compress = comprimir
to search = buscar


New vocabulary:

What's the difference between device/gadget/appliance?

Inspector Gadget: Magic Gadget ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sevz3B88MiI )

to turn on/off (to hibernate)
to download to/from
to plug in/unplug, a plug
a network / to network (with people)
a desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile device
WiFi
hard disc
pen drive/ USB
storage space
to defragment
to format
to scan (for viruses)
to back up / make a back-up (copy)
to burn (onto a disc, etc.)
to boot up
to reboot / restart
operating system
browser
hyperlink
(to take a) screenshot
zip file
CPU - Central Processing Unit
caps lock
undo / redo

 

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Discussion

What's your favourite piece of tech?
Is there anything you're saving up for?
Why is it so important to have the lastest device, smart phone etc?
Why do some people dislike technology?
At what age should a child have their own phone?

Does technology have a positive or negative effect on our lives?
How do you see technology developing and evolving in the future in areas like education, travel, medicine, the military etc?

 

For our 100th episode please send us your 'wins'. How has English helped you. "Because of my English............." (got a better job or a promotion, ordered a pizza in London, made friends with an English speaker....). Send us a voice message: inglespodcast.com - speakpipe

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On next week's episode: Nature and the environment


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Commonly Mispronounced Words - AIRC94

Mar 14, 2016 46:11

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(Grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation)

In this episode: Commonly mispronounced words

 

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Listener Feedback: Juan Gabriel

1) ¿Por qué en la frase- estos son vuestros vaqueros"are these your jeans?" se pone antes la palabra "are" que la de "these" por que seria son estos vuestros vaqueros. Explicamelo por que el intercambio de palabras no me aclaro.

-Because the order in a question is: TO BE(Are) + SUBJECT(these) +.....?

2) Otra duda que tengo es el significado de "QUE" si es what por que en la frase ¡Que baratos¡ se escribe con that´s "that´s cheap" (OR “How cheap!”) que significado tiene la palabra 'that´s'?

- It can be dangerous to try to translate directly from Spanish to English. In this example, the translation of ¡Qué barato! is "That's cheap!" or "How cheap!".

3) Otra duda de las que tengo es por que cuando le preguntas a alguien tienes que poner al principio "do you". Por ejemplo - "Do you work in an office?" que significado tienen las palabras "do you"?

- "Do you..." is used to indicate the question form in present simple.


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Commonly mispronounced words

muscle - músculo (mussel - mejillón)
cupboard - armario
catastrophe - catástofe
apostrophe - apóstrofo
recipe - receta
receipt - recibo
niece - sobrina
nephew - sobrino
skiing - esquí
blouse - blusa
suit - traje
necklace - collar
striped - rayado/a
goggles - gafas para nadar, gafas de protección
chef - jefe de cocina, cocinero profesional
toaster - tostador
Tuesday (martes) & Thursday (jueves)
Friday - viernes
script - guion
crisps - papas fritas (de bolsa)
wasps - avispas
would (modal auxiliary verb)
big - grande
bag - bolsa
pub
since - desde, desde entonces
though - aunque, sin embargo
through - a través de, altravesar
thorough - al fondo, riguroso/a
daughter - hija (TRANSLATE “Mi hija es médico” AND SAY IT OUT LOUD! - My daughter is a doctor)
chemist - farmacéutico, farmacéutica / chemistry - química
stomach - estómago
REZA’S FAVOURITE MISPRONUNCIATION BY SPANISH SPEAKERS = stomachache - dolor de estómago
knee - rodilla
friend - amigo/a
parents - padres
cousin - primo/a
hungry - tener hambre, hambriento/a (The word 'hangry', a mixture of hungry and angry, does exist in the urban dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hangry )
phrasal verb - NOT “frazzle verb”!
Spain/Spanish
stop - parar, terminar, detenerse, dejar de
honest - sincero/a, honesto/a
hotel
Europe/European/euro
boat - barco
cut - cortar
to live - vivir - VERB; live - ADJ./ADV - en directo, en vivo
fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, etc…
comfortable - cómodo/a
vegetable - verdura
fruit - fruta
chocolate - chocolate
quite - bastante, muy & quiet - silencioso/a
Edinburgh
pretty - bonito/a, precioso/a, hermoso/a, guapo/a
one
sheet & s**t (ship & sheep)


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I made friends with an English speaker....). Send us a voice message: inglespodcast.com - speakpipe

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On next week's episode: Technology Vocabulary

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Mansion interviews Elsie Escobar from Libsyn.com and shepodcasts.com

Mar 10, 2016 48:54

Description:

 


Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.
Today you'll be listening to Elsie Escobar, who speaks with an American English accent. The interview is a bit longer than usual,
but Elsie speaks so well and so clearly that I'm sure you'll have no problem in following the conversation.

Remember, you can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/elsie And there's some rich vocabulary in this interview.
Elsie speaks about the cinema, earthquakes, yoga, food, Barcelona, and much much more, so use the vocabulary help you as you listen. Let me introduce to you now the delighfully charming Elsie Escobar.

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1. Where does Elsie live now?

LA (los Angeles)
Pittsburgh
North Carolina
Colorado

2. Which of the following does Elsie NOT say she heard while she was growing up in El Salvador?

helicopters
tanks
bombs
gunfire

3. How would you describe Elsie's current view on acting?

she wishes she was back in Hollywood staring in films
She regrets the experience because she didn't become a big Hollywood star
She thinks she would have been more successful if she'd had a better agent
She can't imagine acting now because her life and priorities have changed

4. What is Libsyn?

an internet bandwidth company
a media production company that makes videos and podcasts for itunes
a podcast hosting service
an online community of people who want to be happy

5. Why doesn't Elsie teach yoga classes anymore?

It's too far to drive
It's not worth it financially
She doesn't have time because of her family
She moved and doesn't have enough students now


6. When Elsie was younger, she found it hard to meditate because

there was something negative in her life that she couldn't ignore
She saw a lot of elephants
she went out to too many parties with her friends
there were too many different types of meditation practices to choose from


7. She Podcasts is

a podcast that talks about men
a podcast that has a mainly male audience
a podcast that focuses on female podcasters and new media
a podcast that speaks about flies, particulary when they are on the wall

8. When was Elsie in Barcelona?

2016
4 years ago
last year
2006

9. Which of the following does Elsie NOT mention as a possible filling for 'pupusas'

bacon
beans
shredded pork
cheese

Answers
North Carolina
tanks
She can't imagine acting now because her life and priorities have changed
A podcast hosting service
It's not worth it financially
there was something negative in her life that she couldn't ignore
a podcast that focuses on female podcasters and new media
2006
bacon

 

Vocabulary

to immerse yourself in [sth] - sumergirse en
to be immersed in something - estar metido de lleno
to be out in the boondocks - en el quinto pino / off the beaten track - fuera de los caminos
packed (with people) - abarrotado/a
store - tienda
trash - basura
curfew - toque de queda
to muddle - desordenar, hacer un lío
earthquake - terremoto
drive - motivación, deseo, fuerza interna, impulso
audition - audición, prueba
role - papel
to cast - dar un papel
blink - parpadear
maid - criada
creative outlet (means of expression) -salida
to keep an eye on - estar atento, echar un ojo
hiatus (break) - interrupción
ROI (return on investment) - rendimiento de las inversiones
to start from scratch - empezar de zero, empezar desde el principio
substance abuse - abuso de sustancias
mat - alfombra, alfombrilla
to bargain - regatear, negociar
off kilter - torcido/a, descentrado/a, desequilibrado/a
shift - mover
a clean slate - una pizarra limpia, una pizarra en blanco
stickler - rigorista, insistente
chore - tarea rutinaria, faena
liberal arts - artes liberales, humanidades
toddler (1-2 year old child) - bebé mayor
enamored with - enamorado de
alignment - alineamiento
point of view - punto de vista

 

Elsie's interview on lasunnecracia.com: http://www.lasunnecracia.com/2016/01/la-sunnecracia-93-libsyn-y-el.html

She Podcasts: https://www.shepodcasts.com/

The Feed: http://thefeed.libsyn.com/

Elsi's Yoga Kula: http://elsiesyogakula.com/


A huge 'Thank you' to Elsie for her time. I was very bad because I forgot to ask Elsie where you can find her online:

She Podcasts: https://www.shepodcasts.com/

The Feed: http://thefeed.libsyn.com/

http://elsiesyogakula.com/

Twitter: @YoGeek

If you want to hear Elsie speaking more about her role as Happiness Community Manager at Libsyn, you can find her Spanish interview on lasunnecracia.com. A link to that interview, together with links to other things we spoke about, can be found at www.inglespodcast.com/elsie 


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Starting and Ending Emails, El Subjuntivo en inglés, Avoid and Prevent and more of your questions answered - AIRC93

Mar 7, 2016 54:20

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If you are a new listener to this award-winning podcast, welcome!
With over 40 years of teaching between us, Reza and Craig will help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: Your questions answered: How to start and finish emails, the English ‘subjuntivo’, the difference between ‘avoid’ and ‘prevent’ and more of your questions and comments.

 

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Thanks to our good friend Javier for the olive oil.

How to start and finish emails

Reza responds to emails using a similar level of formality (or informality) as the person who sends the email.


FORMAL

Beginning a formal email:

Dear John, Mr. Smith (Mrs/Miss/Ms) - Yours Sincerely,

miss - single
mrs.- married
ms - single or married

Dear Sir/Madam - Yours Faithfully,

Hi, Good morning/afternoon/evening (Reza would not choose these greetings for formal emails unless the other person used them first)

Reza is a bit of a stickler (stickler - rigorista, insistente)

Ending a formal email:

Best wishes, All the best, Warm regards, Best regards, Kind regards,

I look forward to/I'm looking forward to + (verb) + ing (Reza would choose not to use contractions, like "I'm", in a formal email).

Reza and Craig both agree that it's better to be more formal in exam emails and letters.

It's always better to be more formal than to risk offending someone by being too informal.


INFORMAL

Beginning an informal email:

Hi, Hello, How's it going? What's up? Hey there! G'day (Australian greeting)

Ending an informal email:

Love, Lots of love, hugs, Cheers! kisses, see you soon!
Thanks,See you Tuesday,
Until Friday,


Feedback: Javier from Burgos

Javier found us around episode 44 and went back to Nº1. Now he needs more than one episode per week because he's listened to all of them!
I'm used to listening to a daily podcast of you (must be true, he said "listening TO"!), If I were the President of the Government I would declare your podcasts "of national interest"
and I would enact a law forcing you to release a podcast every day. Poor Craig and Reza!

A doubt I sometimes have is trouble translating our Spanish "subjuntivo" into English.

Certain expressions are clear to me, such as the typical "verb + pronoun + to inf" (I told you to come earlier), and some others such as using certain verbs with the bare infinitive (recommend, suggest):
I recommend that you study more /It is recommended that you study more.

My doubt is with other examples apart from the aforementioned, such as: "No creo que vaya a la fiesta" = I don't think I go / will go to the party. Which one is correct? Both?

Besides, concerning the examples with the bare infinitive, I think that with some verbs there is only that possibility, I mean: "I recommend that you go the party" is OK but you can't say "I recommend you to go to the party".

But with other verbs, are both possibilities allowed?. For instance: "I asked that Mark submit his assignment" MAYBE YOU ASKED MARK’S TUTOR TO ASK MARK TO SUBMIT IT and "I asked Mark to submit his assignment". YOU ASKED MARK DIRECTLY

So, my enquiry is: which verbs are only used with the bare infinitive and which verbs can be used with both structures?.

Best regards from Burgos,
Javier

Nobody really agrees what the subjunctive is and when it should be used. Many grammar books and English teachers disagree.

The past subjunctive is the same as the past indicative. The exception is the verb TO BE: I were, you were, he/sh/it were (for example, as used in the second conditional "If I WERE you, I would.....")

The present subjunctive is the same as the past subjunctive, except for the 3rd person 's' which is sometimes (but not always) removed: "I recommend he TRAVEL without any luggage."

The present subjunctive is more common in American English than British English.

The present subjunctive of the verb TO BE is 'BE' for all forms of the verb (I BE, you BE, he/she/it BE etc).

Example, "If there be any reason why this man and woman should not be married....."

Some verbs which can take the subjunctive include:

advise - "Passengers are advised that the 5:15 train to Swindon has been cancelled." / "I advise that he NOT go there." (negative subjunctive)

ask - "I ask that he accompany us." / I ask that you put the gun down on the floor, sir."

demand - "I demand that you give back the money."

insist - "We insist that all passengers check in before 6pm."

propose - "I propose we meet after dinner for a cocktail."

recommend - "I recommend that students not write on their question paper."

request - "We request that all guests remove their muddy boots before entering the lobby."

suggest - "I suggest that we have a break for coffee after this podcast."


Some expressions sometimes go with, or use, the subjunctive:

It's a good idea....... - "It's a good idea that she stay (subjunctive) / stays (indictative) behind."

"God save the Queen." / "Long live the Queen."

 

Audio feedback: Antonio Prieto from Cadiz (thank you for your podcast) - XI've been hearing youX - listening to you.


Here's some audio feedback from Antonio Prieto.

Another question we have been asked, and I'm sorry, I can't remember who asked us this, but it's about the two verbs 'avoid' and 'prevent'.

What’s the difference between to avoid (evitar, esquivar) and to prevent (prevenir, evitar)?

To prevent is to take action to stop something before it starts. To avoid is to just stay away from something. (more active / engagement/deployment to stop something happening???)
"My dad prevented me from going to the rave." (prevent someone FROM doing something)
Example: Getting the flu shot would be prevention, hiding in your home and not having contact with anyone until the end of flu season would be avoidance.
"I avoided speaking to John" - (avoid + gerund)

Listener Feedback: Javier G from the Basque country - audio feedback - not because he says how much he likes the podcast, but because he is practising his English.
(listen TO you, Good use of present perfect 'I've downloaded all your podcasts', 'I've learned a lot of English with you.' and 'do sport' (not Xpractise sportX)

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Now, making profit of your kindness (taking advantage of), I wonder if you could clarify this sentence: "I hope you don't mind my asking", which I believe is correct, instead of "I hope you don't mind me asking" or "I hope you don't mind if I ask", ....
I am not sure which one is best, I always use the first one though, and when and how to use it.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. If (OR- NOT BOTH-) whenever you happen to come to Segovia, please let me know. I will be delighted to show you my little but beautiful town.
Kisses. Paloma

 


Audio Feedback Maria Jose - Past Perfuct Continuous - episode 91 with Mike: ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/02/22/past-perfect-simple-and-continuous-with-mike-hardinge-airc91/ )

Emilia - Email
Me podrian aclarar unas dudas por favor?
Cómo es correcto decir:

1."I turn 16 this Sunday." or "I am turning 16 this Sunday." (Present simple is better - (used here for timetabled events and schedules in the future. Another example; "The train leaves at 6pm" - fixed future time).

(“I will turn…” is also possible. Future simple for a future fact)

2."The festival starts in the evening." (Present simple - fixed future time) or "The festival is starting in the evening." (Present continuous - Future plan/arrangement)
Both are correct. Also, “The festival is going to start…” (to be going to+INFIN. - Future intention is also possible)


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Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com. On next week's episode: Commonly mispronounced words

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Mansion interviews Nic from happylifemove.com

Mar 2, 2016 25:27

Description:

Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.

Today we're speaking with the lovely Nic Burmester from the ex.pat podcast happylifemove (happylifemove.com).

On her podcast, Nic interviews people who have changed countries (like me and Nic!) to find a better and happier life

Nic is orginally from Germany and now she lives in Brighton on the South coast of England.

There are a few seconds of bad audio at the beginning of our chat. We were having some problems with Skype, but it gets better so please don't stop listening. Keep going and I'm sure you'll enjoy the conversation.

You can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/nic

 

Vocabulary

train tracks
to hang out
work ethic - ética de trabajo
a Christmas temp - a temporary worker for the Christmas period
to keep (someone) on - to continue employing someone after a temporary period
to network - to form relationships (contactar con gente/hacer contactos en el mundo de los negocios)
to cope with - hacer frente a, manejar, apañarse
to go with the flow - to take a relaxed approach - dejarse llevar
pebble - guijarro
flair - estilo, clase
shandy - clara, cerveza con limonada
skills - habilidad, talento
to give (you) an edge - dar(te) una ventaja
to take (someone) up on (something) - aceptar
to cuddle - abrazar(se)
yearning - deseo, ansia
basement - sótano
potion - poción

 


Nic suggests the following websites:

Meeting people abroad:

http://www.meetup.com/

https://www.couchsurfing.com/

https://www.internations.org/

 

"Are You Being Served?" British sitcom (situation comedy) from the 1970's) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e5spfGz1qc&list=PLUOxCrDh0oVdzF9o9Pf66QqehEMtR1qlb

If you would like to be a guest on Nic's podcast, send her an email:


Always a pleasure to chat to Nic, and I hope we can have her back on Mansion Interviews in the near future. You can check out Nic's website at: happylifemove.com) http://www.happylifemove.com/


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The Order of Adjectives Before a Noun with Martin - AIRC92

Feb 29, 2016 46:38

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We'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.
Today we are joined by Martin.

In this episode: The Order of Adjectives Before a Noun

 

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This week’s feedback: Alfredo (audio feedback)

Alfredo asks how he can improve his accent. People say that when he speaks English he has a strong Italian accent. How can he improve this?

Don't worry about your Italian accent, Alfredo. The most important thing is that people understand you when you speak.

It tickles my fancy = it appeals to me, I like it


The Order of Adjectives Before a Noun

Sometimes we use more than one adjective in front of a noun:

He’s a fat old man. (not Xold fatX)
She's an attractive, French businesswoman.
Martin's got an old, yellow bike.

colour blind - daltónico

We usually have one or two adjectives before a noun. Three is unusual:

This is a boring, expensive, thick English text book.

Adjectives usually (but not always) come in this order:

1. Opinion
2. Size
3. Age
4. Shape
5. Colour
6. Origin (nationality)
7. Material


Other Qualities could include, for example, thin (Thickness), light (Weight), warm (Clothes), etc.

A warm leather jacket.
A beautiful warm day.

bulky - voluminoso/a

A heavy, bulky Swiss suitcase


Numbers come first:

One lovely German woman.
six large eggs.
half a dozen free-range eggs.
My second big chance


Use commas when there’s more than one adjective: A wonderful, long, relaxing holiday. (but sometimes commas are not used with short, common adjectives: lovely blue eyes, a tall dark stranger.)


Occasionally, adjectives come AFTER nouns. for example in fixed expressions like 'president elect', 'secretary general', 'God Almighty!'

All things/Everything/Anything/Anywhere etc

All things culinary excite me; Anything Greek interests Mike.

Some adjectives CAN’T come before a noun. They come after the verb. (Predicative)

The boy is asleep/afraid/awake/alone/alike/alright. (NOT “the asleep/alone/etc. boy”)

Most begin with letter “a______”


Practice

house (modern, attractive)
dog (black, huge)
day (lovely, sunny)
nose (red, large)
face (round, friendly)
phone (expensive, Japanese)
car (new, sports, red)
boots (leather, black, sexy)
table (modern, glass, ugly)


Discussion

Describe the following (using no more than 2 adjectives):

your flat
the clothes you’re wearing
one another! Martin/Craig/Reza
Valencia
the room we're in
our favourite possession
your last holiday
your first girlfriend/boyfriend
your wife/husband/current partner (if different to above!!)
Inglespodcast.com…

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us......Send us a voice message and describe something using our examples and the correct order of adjectives. speakpipe.com/inglespodcast.

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


On next week's episode: Q & A - Answering the many questions you have sent us by email or speakpipe.

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

 

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On next week's episode:

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Past Perfect Simple and Continuous with Mike Hardinge - AIRC91

Feb 22, 2016 47:12

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Past Perfect Simple and Continuous with Mike Hardinge - AIRC91

If you are a new listener to this award-winning podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. I’m Reza.
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.
Welcome Mike! [44 years, so that totals 84 years of teaching experience between us!]

 

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In this episode: The past perfect simple and continuous with special guest Mike Hardinge

What is the Past Perfect?

Use: The Past Perfect is the past before the past. When we are already talking about the past and we want to talk about an earlier past time.
It can be in a Simple or Continuous/Progressive form.

PAST PERFECT SIMPLE

Something that happened before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past.
Focus tends to be on the completion of the action/state, not the continuity of it.

Form: had/ ’d + past participle (had eaten, had been, had forgotten, had seen etc)

Let’s see where the past perfect simple fits in. To do this we have to look at a much more ‘important’ tense ‘the past simple’.
The past simple forms the basis of a narrative; it gives us a sequence of events:

Maybe last night
(1) you stayed up (didn’t go to bed) to watch a film and (2) went to bed too late. In the morning, (3) you didn’t hear your alarm.
(4) You woke up late. (5) You got dressed in an awful hurry, (6) didn’t have breakfast and (7) rushed out of the house.
Then (8) you realised you HAD FORGOTTEN your keys.


The verbs in the story have a ‘fixed’ order, except for ‘had forgotten’, which takes us back to before or during when (5) you got dressed - maybe you put on another jacket or before (7) you rushed out of the house - you didn’t check to see if you had your keys.

Past perfect simple usually takes us back to a previous stage of a narrative.

It is very useful for giving reasons:

You couldn’t get back into your house (why?) because you HAD FORGOTTEN your keys.
or obviously it could be a negative action, an action not taken, which is the case here:
you couldn’t get back into your house because you HADN'T TAKEN your keys.


If you had gone to bed at the right time, none of this would have happened.


Examples: When Mike arrived, we had already recorded a podcast
I’d never seen such an excellent system for learning phrasal verbs before I saw Mike’s CD.
After she’d studied Mike’s phrasal verb CD, she understood the subject much better.
We’d had our old printer for 8 years before we bought that new one. (two ‘hads’. “ ’d” = “had”)

Question:(different word order) Had you ever won an award before you won in Manchester last year?
Negative: (with NOT) I hadn’t/had not studied Spanish, before I came to Spain.

Reza arrived late. By the time he arrived, we had already ordered our food from the waiter.
As soon as he’d lit/he had lit his cigarette, the bus arrived at the stop.
No sooner had he lit (OBLIGATORY INVERSION) his cigarette than the bus arrived at the stop.
Reza and Craig spoke about INVERSION in episode 78 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/11/22/sentence-inversions-airc78/ )


PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

Use: Focus tends to be on the continuity of the activity/process. Something that started in the past and continued up to a particular time in the past.
Can be used for more temporary actions/situations or a repeated action or a longer action interrupted by another action. Often there’s evidence that the action had been continuing more or less up to point.

I HAD LIVED in Salamanca for two years before I came to Valencia. (use simple to stress the completed action)
I HAD BEEN LIVING in Salamanca for two years before I came to Valencia. (use continuous to stress the continuity of an action that may, or may not, be unfinished)

Present perfect simple: I HAVE READ fifteen books this year. (focus on the number of books completed)
Present perfect continuous: I'VE BEEN READING the last Harry Potter book and I can't understand a word. (focus on the continuous action)

Past perfect simple: Valencia HAD BEEN PLAYING very well before the new manager.
Past perfect continuous: Valencia HAD WON 15 games before the new manager.


Form: had/ ’d been + -ing form of the verb


Back to MIke's forgotten keys story. You can’t have a bare narrative with no description and maintain interest, so:

Last night....
(1) you stayed up (didn’t go to bed) to watch a film. IT WAS A REALLY GREAT FILM ABOUT DRAGONS AND MONSTERS AND HEROES WERE FLYING ABOUT ALL OVER THE PLACE. As a result,
(2) you went to bed too late. THE BED WASN’T MADE BUT YOU WERE TOO TIRED TO WORRY. In the morning,
(3) you didn’t hear your alarm. THIS WAS HARDLY SURPRISING.
(4) You woke up late.
(5) You got dressed in an awful hurry, THE ROOM WAS IN A TERRIBLE MESS, THINGS WERE LYING EVERYWHERE.
(6) You didn’t have time for any breakfast and you
(7) rushed out of the house, like a bat out of hell. It was only after you HAD CLOSED the door that
(8) you realised you HAD FORGOTTEN your keys.


Description with WAS, WERE, HAD or PAST CONTINUOUS makes the narrative more palatable (rico/a, apetitoso/a).

The past perfect continuous can add to this description.

YOU HAD BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD AND WANTED TO GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT, so you stayed up to watch a film….you didn’t hear your alarm.
You woke up late. ACTUALLY YOU HADN'T BEEN SLEEPING VERY WELL RECENTLY...YOU HADN’T BEEN LIVING IN THE FLAT FOR VERY LONG.

The past perfect continuous is very useful for giving background description to a story, in a similar way as the past continuous tense.


Compare: When I woke up yesterday it was raining. - The rain was falling when I woke up
When I woke up yesterday it had been raining. - The rain wasn’t falling when I woke up. It had (recently) stopped. The ground was still wet.

 

Use the past perfect in 3rd conditional 'if' sentences:

If I hadn't drunk so much whisky on Saturday night, I wouldn't have felt so bad on Sunday morning.

If Craig HAD GOT MARRIED when he was 22, he'd have had a family at a very yound age.
If Reza HADN'T STAYED in Valencia, he might have gone to Sardinia.
If Mike's parents HAD TAKEN him abroad when he was really young, he would have learnt another language.
If Mike HADN'T BROUGHT his daughter to Spain, she wouldn't have learnt Spanish.

 

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The past perfect is also used in reported speech:

"I HAD never MET Mike before I started working at the school." - Craig said that he HAD never MET Mike before he started working at the school.


It's often ok to use the past simple instead of the past perfect, especially when there is a time expression:

Bill had been married twice before he met Susan. (past perfect) - Bill was married twice before he met Susan. (past simple)


Time expressions

Mike's Basque Beret (boina)

"I haven't seen Mike's beret before." / "I haven't seen Mike in a beret before."
"It's the first time I have seen Mike's beret." / "It's the first time I have seen Mike in a beret."

Looking back, and talking about the past, you could say, "It was the first time I had seen Mike's beret." / "It was the first time I had seen Mike in (or wearing) a beret."

It's three months since I spoke English / It's three months since I've spoken English.

It was three months since he had spoken English.

More time expressions often used with the past perfect: by the time, before, after, as soon as, no sooner.....than....., up to then/that moment

and 'because' for giving reasons: "He was very dirty BECAUSE he had just been walking in the rain."

Craig went to bed early last night because he'd been exercising and he was very tired.


Practice

Tell a story and use the past perfect.

Craig: You are a Zombie.
Reza: You woke up naked on a park bench this morning. (to cut a long story short - "en resumen", "resumiendo", "y te la hago corta".....)
Mike: You started speaking fluent Chinese for no apparent reason. (the long and the short of it is....."en resumen", "resumiendo", "y te la hago corta".....)

Thanks Mike! You can find Mike's website and his CD on how to learn phrasal verbs at: http://mikehardinge.com/


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to practise the past perfect and record yourself saying 4 or 5 sentences using the past perfect. Mix it up with past perfect simple and past perfect continuous and make sure the sentences are true for you. Or tell us a real or imaginary story similar to ours. Send us a voice message at speakpipe.com/inglespodcast (90 seconds - need an app for mobile)

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


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How to avoid personal questions - AIRC90

Feb 14, 2016 41:43

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With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: How to avoid personal questions

 

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Listener Feedback: Rafael
Reza, tú lo haces bastante bien lo de pronunciar español, sin embargo a Craig si, que le cuesta un poco más, y no acabo de entenderlo porque a veces he oído los años que lleva Craig en España, ¡y son muchos!
Creo que alguna vez habéis dicho que lleváis desde 1998....a veces pienso en ello y me imagino viviendo en Inglaterra tantos años y (creo) que hablaría inglés como un nativo....
(bueno, tampoco estoy muy seguro de ello) os pido perdón, porque la mayoría de las veces os escribo en español, pero, aunque os lo entiendo todo....no soy capaz de "colocar este rollo" (get this out/across) en inglés....
Bueno, espero que Craig no se moleste con mi comentario y si fuera así, le pido disculpas por adelantado...Un saludo afectuoso, Rafael

Hi Craig and Reza,
How are you doing? I'm Pepe Calvo, a 51 years old (51-year-old) self-taught English student. I started to learn English on my own in my mid-forties and thanks to the Internet and the help from podcasts like yours I think I'm getting it.
From the beginning I also started to practise with English natives, who are retired and live nearby, and it was tough but now I'm really proud to be able to follow a conversation more or less fluently.

I don't spend any time studying, nor do I do exercises and things like that, I think the key is to listen to English - the more you can, the better, and in addition, speak, read, write and watch
(documentaries are my favourites) in English as much as you can. I call it "my little linguistic immersion" and I think it works, doesn't it?
Nowadays, I am listening to your podcasts but I'm not up to date with them yet and I'm wondering if you’ve already got the ‘dulce de leche’ recipe, have you? If not, it is the least I can do for you to express my gratitude.
It is really easy, my mom used to make it when I was a kid, here you are:

https://cookpad.com/es/recetas/129294-dulce-de-leche-con-leche-condensada-en-olla-rapida

Thank you very, very much for your generosity sharing your work for free, it is a great help for people like me, I really appreciate it! I live in Tortosa, not too far from you, if there is something more I can do for you, you only have to ask.
Listen to you soon!


Compound adjectives

The journey lasts 3 hours - It's a three-hour journey
It's a 10 kilometre trip - The trip is 10 kilometres
How to avoid personal questions

How to avoid personal questions

What kind of questions, and in what kind of situations, could be difficult, inappropriate and/or embarrassing?

Filling in a form
applying for a service or product (online or face to face)
meeting someone for the first time and making small talk
job interviews

(to deflect - desviar)

Are the following expressions “Asking a personal question”(Q) or “Responding to a personal question”(R)?

Why do you ask? (R)
That’s got nothing to do with you. (R)
I know this is a bit personal, but... (Q)
Can I ask you a personal question? (Q)
That’s rather a personal question. (R)
I hope you don’t mind me asking, but…(Q)
I’m afraid that’s none of your business. (R)
I’d rather not answer that (if you don’t mind). (R)
I know this is a bit nosey, but…(Q) (nosey = entrometido/a, indiscreto/a, 'meter las narices')
Mind your own business! (R) SHOWS ANNOYANCE
I don’t mean to pry, but….(Q) - (to pry - entrometerse)
I’m sorry to say I’m not prepared to answer that. (R)
No comment. (R)
I don’t want/wish to comment on that. (R)
If you don’t mind m, I’d like to ask....(Q)
Would it bother you if I asked…(Q)
I’ll understand if you don’t want/wish to answer, but…(Q)
I’d rather you asked me something else. (R)
Forgive me for asking, but…(Q)
If it’s not too personal,...(Q)
Let’s change the topic, (shall we?) (R)
You’ve got some nerve asking that! (R) SHOWS ANNOYANCE
That’s for me to know (and you to find out - SHOWS PLAYFULNESS) (R)


Practice:

I know this is a bit nosey, but how much money do you earn? - Let's change the topic, shall we?
Forgive me for asking, but are you married? - I'd rather not answer that if you don't mind.
I don't mean to pry, but how much do you weigh? - Why do you ask? Perhaps we should move on to another topic.
I hope you don't mind me asking, but how much rent do you pay for your flat? - Why do you ask?
I hope you don't mind me asking, but have you ever taken drugs? - No comment!
Forgive me for asking, but how much did you pay for that shirt? - Let's change the topic.
How old are you? - Let's change the topic, shall we?
I know this is a bit nosey, but who did you vote for in the last election? - I'd rather not answer that, if you don't mind.
Have you got a boy/girlfriend?
Do you fancy anybody? / Do you have a crush on anybody?
I know this is a bit personal, but how many people have you slept with? - I'd rather not answer that, if you don't mind.
Did you sleep with her/him last night? - Mind your own business!!
How do you make your humous so tasty? What's your secret recipe/ingredient?
I don't want to pry, but what size trousers do you take? What size are you?

(to have a crush on someone - encapricharse con alguien)


Thank you to Mamen for sending audio feedback on our sponsor, italki.


Discussion:

Are there any other questions that you don’t like answering?

vague - vago/a, impreciso/a


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us about a time when you were asked a personal question.
Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. speakpipe.com/inglespodcast

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

On next week's episode: The Past Perfect tense (simple and continuous) with special guest (and published author) Mike Hardinge

 

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Politics and Government - AIRC89

Feb 8, 2016 36:28

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With over 40 years of teaching between us, Reza and Craig will help you improve your English and take it to the next level.
Grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation

In this episode: politics and government vocabulary

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Listener Feedback: Gabriela (Peru - living in Australia)

Hi, Reza and Craig. I am from Peru, but at the moment I am living in Australia.
My native language is Spanish and now I am learning English and it's interesting.
Thank you for your help, I listen to your podcasts very often and I like how you explain all of the subjects.
Sorry for my mistakes in this message.
Can you speak about verb tenses? How do I know if I'm using the correct tenses in my speaking or writing? Thank you so much for your answer.

It's very difficult to speak about ALL of the verb tenses in English in one podcast episode, Gabriela. We suggest you go to inglespodcast.com and type in the verb tenses into the search box.
Listen to all the past episodes in which we have spoken about verb tenses.

False friend: estar constipado - to have a cold / to be constipated - estar estreñido


Politics and Government

Vocabulary:

politics - política (don't forget that the word 'politics' has an 's' in English)
politician - político
political - político
policy - política, plan de acción
government - gobierno (coalition - coalición - a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
"a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives")
to govern - gobernar
party - partido
Conservative Party - partido conservador - right-wing - de derecha
(very right-wing = fascist - fascista
Labour Party - partido laborista - left-wing - de izquierda
very left-wing = communist
liberal (líberal) - liberal
Republican Party - partido republicano
Democratic Party - partido demócrata
to run for president (to run for office) - ser candidato a presidente
democracy (n) - democracia
democrat - demócrata
democratic (adj.) - democrático
to elect - elegir
to vote - votar
(a general) election - elección (local/regional elections)
ballot - votación
campaign - campaña
candidate - candidato
electorate - electorado
(a government) minister - ministro
ministry - ministerio
opposition - oposición
parliament - parlamento
poll - encuesta, votación
poling station - the place where you vote in an election
referendum - referendum
socialist - socialista
capitalist - capitalista
nationalist - nacionalista
monarchist - monárquico
regionalist - regionalista

 

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Questions:

How old were you when you first voted? - Reza was in his early 20s. Craig has never voted. (to abstain - abstenerse)

What characteristics should a good politician have? - Craig: honesty, motivating, idealistic, believe in the common good, serve the public
Reza: honesty, to keep their word.

Have your political views changed much during your lifetime? Reza: No, but he is more understanding these days. He would never let his political views get in the way of friendship.
Craig used to be very left wing. In recent years he's moved a little bit more to the right.
to strike - hacer huelga

Should voting be compulsory? Reza used to think so, but now he thinks people shouldn't be made to vote.

(Voting is compulsory in 22 states worldwide - 12 Latin American countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Honduras, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nauru (the smallest state in the South Pacific), Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay)

Would you vote for an actor or actress who campaigns for a government position? Reza would (if they were politically aware)

Do most people really care who runs the country as long as they have a high standard of living?

I'm going to lay my cards on the table - voy a mojarme (to lay your cards on the table - poner las cartas sobre la mesa)
Reza feels strongly that 65 people should not own half of the world's wealth. He thinks something should be done about that.

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? - Neither Reza nor Craig will be hoping that Donald Trump wins the US election.


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us your opinion on politics and answer some of the questions that we asked in this podcast......Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. inglespodcast.com - speakpipe

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

On next week's episode: How to NOT answer personal questions!

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Mansion interviews Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat from englishwithatwist.com

Feb 4, 2016 31:48

Description:

Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.

Now today we're going to listen to a chat I had with the wonderfully interesting Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat who is an English teacher based in London, but I met her in Sitges, near Barcelona.

Shanthi has a wonderful blog and obviously we speak about that, and many other things besides, so let's not waste any time, let me introduce you to Shanthi from englishwithatwist.com.


You can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/shanthi . I suggest you go to the webpage, look at the show notes because this episode with Shanthi is particularly rich in vocabulary.

 

Puedes contestar las preguntas de comprensión y obtener ayuda con el vocabulario difícil en esta entrevista en inglespodcast.com  

You can answer listening comprehension questions and get help with difficult vocabulary in this interview at inglespodcast.com 

 

Vocabulary

to backtrack - retroceder, volver atrás
awkward - incómodo, torpe
vivacious - vivaz, animado
to frown upon - no ver con buenos ojos, estar mal visto
rusty - oxidado (my Italian is pretty rusty - me falta práctica en italiano, tengo el italiano muy olvidado)
to end up - terminar, acabar
from scratch - desde cero
to be thrown into the deep end - to be made to do something difficult without being prepared for it or being given any help
carefree - sin preocupaciones
to merge - fusionarse, unirse
to make redundant - despedir / to be made redundant - ser despedido (por reducción de plantilla), quedar sin trabajo
human resources - recursos humanos
handkerchief - pañuelo
to regurgitate - repetir mecánicamente
buzzword - palabra de moda
to come across - encontrarse con
patterns - pautas
to trigger an idea - desencadenar una idea
to come up with - inventarse
to embark (on) - embarcarse en, lanzarse
boost - levantar, alzar, incrementar
I can't stand - No puedo soportar
to waffle - decir chorradas, dar vueltas / to waffle on - enrollarse
how on earth...? - como demonios....?

 


Shanthi's blog post on setting language-learning goals:

http://englishwithatwist.com/2015/12/29/5-tips-on-how-to-make-and-keep-your-news-year-resolution-to-improve-your-english/

 


It was so much fun talking with Shanthi. Don't forget you can find her website, her blog and the services she offers at: englishwithatwist.com


Thank you to you for listening to this Mansion Interview. You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com and you can study English free at mansioningles.com

If you enjoyed this podcast, please go to iTunes and give us some stars and maybe a short review so that more people can find our podcasts.

 

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The Past Continuous - AIRC88

Feb 1, 2016 25:45

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In this episode: The Past Continuous

 

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Listener Feedback: Javier from Burgos

This is Javier from Burgos. I am a lecturer of environmental chemistry at the University of Burgos.
I would like to congratulate you on your podcasts. I have found them very useful to improve my listening skills.
I am quite used to reading and writing in English due to my job (mostly scientific papers writen in an academic and formal style)
but my oral and listening skills are not at the same level.

The other day, my eldest son got the "Play Station" as a Christmas present.
He was playing a game where the characters were speaking in American English.
They talked so fast and probably used a lot of slang that I could hardly understand a thing. It was so frustrating!
I know that your podcasts have an educational purpose and you make an effort to speak clearly and more or less slowly.
I understand you reasonably well when you speak but the event regarding my son's game left me shattered (destrozado, destruido).

Well, I guess that it is all a matter of time (spending time listening and listening) and never giving up.

Finally, I would like to tell you that your podcasts are a good fun and you are funny too.
I have seen your photos on your podcast webpage and you "have a face of good people"
(I am afraid that I have not translated properly the Spanish sentence: "tenéis cara de buenas personas" - you look/seem nice).
But, who is Reza and who is Craig in the picture?. Who is the one wearing glasses and who is the one holding a cup (of tea, I guess)?
(Reza's the one wearing glasses and Craig is drinking tea)

If only one of you were eating biscuits, I would know who it is, ja, ja. Sorry for the joke!

Kind regards from Burgos,

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When do we use the past continuous?

At the beginning of a story:
This morning, when I went out to get some milk, the sun was shining, the birds we singing, people were driving to work and walking to school...


To talk about something which happened at a particular moment in the past, often starting before that moment and continuing after it.

Example: What were you doing at 10 o'clock this morning?
At 10 o'clock this morning Craig was working on his computer.
Reza was having a shower.

I was making tea when Reza rang the bell. (compare with:”Reza rang the bell, he came in, I made tea, I took out the biscuits.”)

Use the present continuous when two actions are happening parallel to one onother in the past:

As I was making tea, Reza was telling me about his weekend.

While Reza was preparing the dinner, his girlfriend was watching TV.

I was dreaming about this beautiful girl when suddenly my alarm clock rang.

What were you doing at 9 o’clock last night?
Where were you at 11 am yesterday morning?


¡OJO! Not all long actions in the past are expressed with the past continuous tense. ("Reza lived in Salamanca for two years." - Past simple)


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We also use the past continuous:

for something that was happening again and again:

I was practising Spanish every day for at least an hour.
He was having an affair with his secretary.
They were always eating in expensive restaurants.

with verbs which show change or growth:

My two daughters were growing up quickly.
My Spanish was improving.
My hair was going grey.

How do you form the past continuous? - Use the past of the verb TO BE (was/were) + ing - Examples: “I was editing a podcast when my mum rang.” / “Reza and I were having a beer when we saw a student walk past.”

The question form: "What were you doing yeasterday at 11am?"

The negative form: "I was NOT watching TV this morning." - "We were not drinking beer." - Contractions: "I wasn't watching TV, I was working on my computer." - "We weren't drinking beer, we were having a conversation."

"I was wondering if you'd like to come out to dinner tonight."

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to give us some personal examples of past continuous and present perfect continuous. Answer the question: "What were you doing when you were listening to this podcast?"

Send us a voice message. speakpipe.com/inglespodcast (90 seconds - need an app for mobile)

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On next week's episode: Politics and Government

 

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Academic English Vocabulary - AIRC87

Jan 25, 2016 01:00:33

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In this episode: Academic English

 

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Elisa from Finland sent us a message for the Christmas episode inglespodcast/82. ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/12/20/reza-and-craigs-christmas-special-airc82/ )

She said "you guys sang surprisingly well" - She also gave some inside information on Santa's sleigh and recommends people visit the website santapark.com. Elisa said, "Santa Claus lives here in the Santa Park with Mrs Claus and Elves!"
(I thought it was "Elvis"!)

We also have a voice message from our good friend Mamen from Biescas. She listened to episode 81 about British and American English pronunciation differences : inglespodcast.com/81

( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/12/13/british-and-american-english-pronunciation-differences-airc81/ ).

Here is Mamen practising the different pronunciation of US and UK English……

There are reasons why Mamen is improving her English:
-She’s engaging with the language.
-She’s taking the time to practise speaking, record her voice, coming on Blab. (inglespodcast.com/blab)
-She’s enthusiastic about learning.

Listener Feedback: Jesús Vélez
Hi Craig and Reza! Thanks for your podcast, I think it's fantastic. It's a huge help for "travelers" (commuters): my journey from my home to job (work) is about 120 km (1 hour...).
I use your podcast to take my English to the next level. Currently, I'm preparing my C1. Would you mind to speak (speaking) about academic English?
For example keywords I must use in the university with some colleagues, research concepts (paper, article, stay, fellowship...)
I think there's a lot of material on the internet, but it's a disaster... There's no order at all.

Thanks in advance (excuse me for my poor English) and continue with the programs!
Kind regards, Jesús Vélez

 

ACADEMIC ENGLISH

Academic English style is generally evident in a:
Journal (like a technical/academic magazine); Text book; Essay; Academic article; Report; Dissertation; Thesis; etc. WRITTEN
Lecture; Talk; Workshop; Presentation; Tutorial; Seminar; Conference; etc. SPOKEN


Different style of language compared to General English. Key features include:

More abstract, more impersonal, more structured, more organised, usually formal (written), often more technical, often more complex, avoids ambiguity, may include references to other sources.

-Avoid personal pronouns, eg. I, me, you, us, etc.

-Use the Passive (to be impersonal):
eg. the liquid was heated to 20 degrees C; it can be seen that the species evolved.

-Avoid contractions in written academic Eng., but usually OK spoken:
eg. It will not be resolved (not “won’t”); the conclusions are not definitive (not “aren’t”)


-Nominalisation = using nouns rather than verbs. This sounds more academic:
eg. “...the Norman invasion of Britain in 1066, provoking a huge linguistic change.” is better than “...when the Normans invaded Britain in 1066 and it provoked a huge change.”

-Use plenty of linking words or signpost your discourse:

eg. Firstly; Secondly; Next; A further point; Finally; Lastly - LISTING

Moreover; In addition (to); Additionally; Furthermore; What is more - ADDING INFO.

However; Nevertheless; Nonetheless; Despite; In spite of; Whereas; Whilst; Although; Albeit; Notwithstanding; Be that as it may; On the other hand - CONTRAST/CONCESSION

For example/instance; As an/one example; As exemplified by___; To illustrate - EXAMPLE

According to Smith (1987); As Smith (1987) said; Smith (1987) wrote/stated - REFERENCE

In conclusion; To conclude; To sum up; In brief; All in all; In short - CONCLUSION

 

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Common university campus terms:

There are usually several departments in one faculty eg. the Department of Physics in the Science Faculty

bachelor’s degree; master’s degree - comes after or is longer than a bachelor’s degree

eg. She has a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in History; He’s doing an MSc in Mathematics (Master of Science) at Oxford.

a doctorate or PhD - the highest post-graduate uni. qualification, requiring a few years of study, research and a doctoral thesis

an undergraduate - a student studying on a bachelor’s (first) degree course

a graduate - a person who has completed a bachelor’s degree course

a post-graduate - a person who is studying on a higher course after passing their first degree

a fellow - someone who (temporarily) teaches/researches (and perhaps still studies on a post-graduate course) at a university, but not a full lecturer

a fellowship - the job given to a fellow

a lecturer - a person who gives lectures at a university

a professor - an experienced, distinguished, more senior lecturer (NOT the same as teacher)

a grant - money given by the govt. to help support students throughout the year, depending on their financial situation

a scholarship - money given by a university/college/school/company to a student because they won it or are poor but talented.

halls of residence - official university accommodation on campus, usually a large block

vice-chancellor (VC)- the top person in charge of a university (the dean in a North American college)

pro-vice-chancellor (PVC)/deputy-vice-chancellor (DVC) - second in command, under the vice-chancellor

higher education (HE) - tertiary-level education, ie. higher than primary and secondary education

eg. university, college, medical school, etc.


For the most common vocabulary used to study at HE level, the Academic Word List:
http://ksngo.org/images/download/LDOCE_AWL.pdf

Reza has taught Academic English at Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Ulster. Here are a few well known books he has used:
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Academic-English-Edition-Longman/dp/0131523597

http://www.amazon.com/Presenting-English-Successful-Presentations-Updated/dp/1111832277

http://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/catalog/english-academic-purposes/academic-vocabulary-use/academic-vocabulary-use-answers
An example unit from the book:
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805216/89397/excerpt/9780521689397_excerpt.pdf

A great place to listen to talks and lectures on just about any (academic) topic:
https://www.ted.com/talks

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us if you have had experience of academic English. Have you been to university? Do you have a degree? Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. speakpipe.com/inglespodcast (90 seconds - need an app for mobile)

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Mansion interviews Danny about British and American vocabulary

Jan 21, 2016 23:00

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Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.

Today I'm speaking to a good friend of mine, Danny. I've known Danny for many years and he happens to be North American which is good news for you because many listeners have been asking me about the differences between American and British English. So Danny jumped on Skype and we compared vocabulary differences between US and UK English. Acually, I tested him to see how much British English vocabulary he knows. So what do you think? Did he pass the test? More importantly, do you know these vocabulary differences? Let's see. There are no comprehension questions becuase this isn't an interview listening practice,

but you will find a complete list of the vocabulary we talk about at http://www.inglespodcast.com/danny/  

 

Where do you live and where is your accent from?

Danny has a mid-western accent from Detroit, Michegan. He now lives in Ann Arbor, Michegan.

Test your British-American English vocabulary. Do you know the American word for the following common British English vocabulary?

We'll start off easy to warm you up. I say the British English word, you say the American English word

lift - elevator (asensor)
flat - apartment (piso, apartamento)
holiday - vacation (vacaciones)
autumn - fall (otoño)
a queue / to queue up - a line / to stand in line (cola / hacer cola) - to stand/wait 'on line' on the East Coast of the USA.
bill - check (cuenta)
quid - buck (50 quid - 50 bucks / a 50-pound note - a 50 dollar bill - billete)
shopping centre - shopping mall (centro comercial)


CLOTHES
trainers - gym shoes/sneakers (zapatillas de deporte)
tights - panty hose (medias)
knickers - panties (bragas)
vest - undershirt/T-shirt (chaleco)

ALCOHOL
barman / barmaid - bartender (barman)
stag night / hen night - bachelor/bachelorette party (despedida de soltero/a)
pub crawl - bar hop (ir de chateo, ir de copas, recorrido por bares)
beer mat - coaster (posavasos)

BABIES
nappy - diaper (pañales)
dummy - pacifier (chupete)
pram - baby buggy / baby carriage (cochecito de niño)

FOOD
crisps - (potato) chips (papas)
take-away (food) - carry-out (food) (comida para llevar)

IN THE HOUSE
cooker - range, stove (cocina (los fuegos)
tap - faucet (grifo)
rubbish bin / dustbin - garbage can / trash can (cubo / contenedor de basura)
estate agent - real estate agent / realtor (inmobilario/a)
post code - zip code (codigo postal)
torch - flashlight (linterna)

IN THE STREET
pavement - sidewalk (acera)
zebra crossing - pedestrian crossing / pedestrian crosswalk (paso de cebra)
roundabout - roundabout / traffic circle (rotonda)
car park - parking lot (parking)
petrol station - gas station (gasolinera)
motorway - highway, freeway, expressway (autopista)
flyover - overpass (paso elevado)
busker - street performer (músico callejero)
skip - dumpster (contenedor)
lorry - truck (camión)
cash point (machine) - ATM (cajero automático)

WORK
CV - resumé (curriculum)
to sack - to fire (despedir)
redundancy - layoff (desempleo / to make (s.o.) redundant - to lay (s.o.) off
public limited company (plc) - LLC / incorporated company (inc.) (sociedad anónima (s.a.)

Feeling confident? Now they get harder!

anorak - raincoat / windbreaker (anorak)
rubber - condom or eraser (goma)
wellies (wellingtons) - rubber boots (botas de goma)
wally - jerk, idiot (tonto)
off licence - liquor store (bodega)
fish slice - spatula (paleta)

SLANG
brolly - umbrella (paraguas)
loo, bog - john (lavabo, water)
toilet - restroom
knackered - tired, whipped, exhausted (agotado)
mate - friend, buddy, pal (amigo)


Many thanks to to my good friend, my old mate, my long-time pal, buddy and all round good guy Danny from Detroit, Michegan. Thanks, man!

And thank you for listening. If you have any comments or questions, or if you just want to say 'hi' you can send an email to craig@inglespodcast.com or send me a voice

message at speakpipe.com/inglespodcast .

There's a detailed list of American and British English Vocabulary with Spànish translations at mansioningles.com and there is a link to this on the website at inglespodcast.com/danny

http://www.mansioningles.com/vocabulario63.htm 

Pronunciation | Silent Letters - AIRC86

Jan 18, 2016 21:39

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In this episode: Pronunciation | Silent Letters

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We practised the pronunciation of some words that have silent letters in episode 38
( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/12/21/must-ought-to-and-should-vocabulary-in-the-home-the-kitchen-and-pronunciation-of-difficult-words-airc38/ )

Today we're going to give you a longer list and focus on groups of words that have the same silent letter.

Silent letters (I say the Spanish word, you say the English word before you hear it)

/t/
listen - escuchar
soften - ablandarse, suaveizarse
whistle - silbar (chiflar in Mexico)
fasten - atar, abrochar
Christmas - Navidad
castle - castillo


/k/
knife - cuchillo
knee - rodilla
knowledge - knowledge
knit - tejer, hacer punto
knob - pomo, picaporte (a knob of butter)
know - conocer, saber
knot - nudo


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/p/
receipt - recibo
pseudonym - seudónimo
psychic - psíquico/a
psychology - psicología
psychiatry - psiquiatría
pneumatic - neumático


/b/
climb - subir, ascender, escalar
debt - deuda
subtle - sutil
comb - peinilla, peine, peineta
numb - entumecido/a, adormecido, insensible
dumb - tonto/a, estúpido/a
doubt - dudar, duda
womb - útero
lamb - cordero
tomb - tumba, sepulcro


/h/
hour - hora
hourly - una vez por hora
honest - honesto/a
heir / heiress - heredero / heredera
honour - honor
honourable - honorable (dishonourable)

/e/
site
language
ride
note
care
curve

/t/
gourmet
debut

/ed/
stopped
kissed
helped
travelled


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. If you have a comment or question, please record a voice message and send it to us. www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast

We'll be happy to speak about your message and answer your questions in future episodes.

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Listening to The News - News and currect affairs vocabulary - AIRC85

Jan 11, 2016 33:46

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With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation) and take it to the next level.

 


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In this episode: News and current affairs Vocabulary

The News (news is an uncountable noun - some news, a piece of news, I have good/bad news)

a newspaper (a paper): National/local paper, Daily paper
What's the difference between a tabloid and a broadsheet?
the gutter press - gutter = alcantarilla, canaleta - newspapers that focus on sensational journalism, usually about the lives of famous people.
phone tapping - pinchazo telefónico
reporter - periodista
headlines - titular, cabecera
foreign correspondent - corresponsal extranjero, corresponsal en el extranjero
anchorman - presentador
foreign, international news / home, national news
editor / editorial
to write a column / to write a piece (blog post)
researcher - investigador, investigadora
journalism - journalist, photo-journalist
articles - artículo
supplements
circulation (readership) - tirada
proof reader - a person who checks for errors
fact checker - a person who makes sure the facts are correct
deadline - fecha límite, fecha tope
to bury the lead -
to cover a story - to report on an event or development
in-depth coverage of something - a thorough analysis of something
to verify - to check that something is correct
eyewitness reports - descriptions of what happened by people who actually saw an event take place
breaking news - news which is just coming in - noticia de última hora
link-bait (wordreference.com: Enlace de Internet "cebo", "anzuelo", destinado a atraer la atención del internauta)
hot off the press - very recent news. It's just happened or it's happening now!

· newsagent (UK) = vendedor/a de periódicos / newsagent's, news-stand = quiosco de prensa
· newsreader (UK) / newscaster (USA) = presentador de noticias
· news item = noticia
· news report / newscast (USA) = programa informativo
newsflash

Recommended resources:

Vocabulary from Lessons 17 and 18 of the Mansion Ingles Intermediate course:
( http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer17_1.htm )
( http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer18_6.htm )

YouTube: bbclearningenglish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOz6GCqXtt0 (striving, offset, revolutionary advances, ambassadors)
The vocabulary seems difficult at first, but Words repeat frequently in news stories.

VOA Learning English: ( https://www.youtube.com/user/VOALearningEnglish )

Listen to the BBC news: ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio ) The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service. (On iPlayer)
How many separate news stories do you hear? What are they about? COuntry? City? Problem? Names of people?

The news is a good subject for small talk:

Isn't it terrible what's happening in Syria?
Have you heard how bad the weather is in the UK?
What about Valencia last week? Did you see the game?
Who do you think will win the election?


Where do you tend to get your news from? Blogs? Twitter? TV? Radio? Newspapers? Other people? Mobile phone apps? (BBC, Reuters)
Do you read magazines? Time? Newsweek? The Economist?

What's your opinion on citizen journalism?
citizen journalism - a new expression describing the kind of journalism based on images,
audio and reports sent in to news groups by ordinary members of the public who witnessed events.


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...and now it's your turn to practise your English. How do you get your news? Have you heard any good news lately?
We want you to tell us......Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. www.speakpipe/inglespodcast

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

On next week's episode: Pronunciation | Silent Letters

 


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Getting Married and Wedding vocabulary - AIRC84

Jan 4, 2016 40:43

Description:

Getting Married and Wedding vocabulary - AIRC84

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome!
With over 40 years of teaching between us, Reza and Craig will help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

 

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In this episode: Weddings, getting married and what to say on the Big Day!


Listener Feedback: Rafel
A very interesting episode, but here in Spain we have lost the custom of sending letters or cards. I dont remenber if I've ever sent or received one.
I only find letters from the bank in the letter box with a receipt (bank statement) inside.
But nowadays with the internet people congratulate one another much more with applications such as WHAT'S APP.

(Episode 79 - What to write in greeting cards ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/11/29/what-to-write-in-greeting-cards-airc79/ )
Rafel, there were some mistakes in your email which I have corrected and you can see the correct version in the shownotes at inglespodcast.com/84

Weddings - The Big Day!

to get married TO someone / to marry someone / to get divorced FROM someone
a priest marries you
to be engaged, an engagement party/ring (fiancée - the woman / financé - the man), to pop the question, to get down on one knee (to propose), to make wedding vows (vow = strong promise - juramento)
church / registry offoce (Registro Civil)

People:

priest/minister/justice of the peace: person who legally marries the couple
bride: woman getting married (novia)
groom: man getting married (novio)
best man: groom’s best friend or closest family member (witness to the marriage and person responsible for the ring and stag night (UK) bachelor party (US) (despedida de soltero) - despedida de soltera = hen night
maid of honour: bride’s best friend or closest family member (witness to the marriage)
bridesmaids: other female friends or family members who accompaby the bride
guests /gests)
caterers / barstaff
Newlywed(s) - People who have just married are referred to as "newlyweds."

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Other vocabulary:

reception
to make a speech (not very common at Spanish weddings)
tuxedo - esmoquin
a wedding dress with a veil
honeymoon
carry/throw a bouquet (of flowers)
to walk down the aisle
to get cold feet


How to make small talk at a wedding:

Where should I sit?
How do you know the bride and groom?
Have you tried the caviar? It's delicious!
Which one is the best man?
Would you like some more wine?
Can I get you another glass of champagne?
Pay a compliment: I like your dress, shirt, jacket, necklace. Where did you get it?
Would you mind taking a photo?
What do you think of the music?
I thought the soup was very interesting/different/unusual.
Do you like DANCING? / Would you like TO DANCE?


What to say to the bride and/or groom after the wedding:

Congratulations!
You look stunning. (very beautiful)
You look handsome. (very good looking; say to males)
Your dress is gorgeous/amazing/brathtaking (it takes my breath away).
The food was delicious.
Thank you for inviting us.
We really enjoyed ourselves. / We had a wonderful time.
The wedding was beautiful.
When’s the honeymoon? / Where are you going? (Not XWhere will you goX)


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us about the last wedding you went to. Who got married? What was it like? Did you enjoy it?
If you are already married, what was your wedding like? What do you remember? If you're planning a wedding, what would be your dream wedding? What's your opinion of wedding? Are they
a waste of money, or the best day of your life?

......Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. www.speakpipe/inglespodcast (maximum of 90 seconds)

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com  or belfastreza@gmail.com.

 

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On next week's episode: Listening to The News - News and currect affairs vocabulary

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Speaking about the Future - AIRC83

Dec 28, 2015 34:23

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In this episode: Speaking about Future Plans


Listener Feedback: Antonio: Hello Reza and Craig, I would like to convey you (tell you) that this is, in my humble opinion, one of the best podcasts ever on your site.
I really appreciate your help and having said that, I'm not underestimating the rest of your podcasts at all, they are all awesome too.
I wish you staying with us your listener much longer (I hope to be listening to you more in the future).
Thank you.
Antonio

Episode 80 - Confusing words ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/12/06/confusing-verbs-like-say-tell-remember-remind-win-earn-etc-airc80/ )


Speaking about the Future

We spoke about the future: present continuous / going to / will in episode 21
( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/04/28/craigs-going-to-have-steak-rezall-have-the-fish-airc21/ )

to recap = to summarize (resumir) / a recap = un resumen

PRESENT SIMPLE:

We use the present simple for something scheduled or arranged (bus, train and plane timetables, school and college timetables, shop opening times etc):

The train to Barcelona leaves tomorrow at 9 o'clock.

What time does the bank open tomorrow? - It opens at 9.

When do you study French? My class starts at 2 o'clock.

What time does your plane leave when you go to Belfast? - It leaves at about half past five.

When's your birthday?

PRESENT CONTINUOUS:

We can use the present continuous for future plans or arrangements:

We're having a podcaster's Meetup tomorrow. Are you going?

I'm going away for Christmas this year.

What are you doing for Christmas? (Not: XWhat will you doX) - Reza is visiting his mother in Ireland.


We can use "(be) going to" to talk about our future plans and intentions:

"We're going to have a podcaster's Meetup tomorrow." / "We're going to go away for Christmas this year." /

"Reza's going to visit his family." / "What are you going to do?"

 

"Bob is a medical student. He's going to be a doctor." (You CANNOT say X"He's being a doctor."X) - It's a future INTENTION which hasn't been arranged yet).


We also use "(be) going to" When we can see that something is likely to happen:

Look at those clouds in the sky. I think it's going to rain.

Look at that idiot on the bike. He's going to fall off in a minute!

Be careful! You are going to spill your coffee. (to spill = derramar, verter)

PRESENT PERFECT:

You can also use the present perfect tense to speak about your plans:

We've decided to go to Taiwan for Christmas.
We've settled on Taiwan, after all. (to settle on = decidirse por)
We've opted for a holiday in Taiwan. (to opt for = optar por )
We've booked a trip to Taiwan.


WILL:

We use will to talk about the future in specific situations:

When we make predictions:
Do you think it will rain next week?
It will (It'll) be a nice day tomorrow. (It'll be sunny)
Next week it'll be windy.
I’m sure you will enjoy the film.

To make offers and promises:
I promise I'll help you later.
I'll see you tomorrow. (I promise to see you tomorrow)

Use will to express facts and talk about things that are true.
In a few days it'll be 2016.
If you don't drink water, you will die.

We can use will to mean 'want to' or 'be willing to' (willing to = dispuesto a):
I hope you'll come to the Meeting tomorrow night. (Meetup.com - http://www.meetup.com/Valencia-Podcasting-Meetup/events/226862315/ )
Martin said he will help us record a future podcast.

Use will to talk about decisions made at the time of speaking:
I'll have the fish.

 

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We often use verbs like "would like", "plan", "want", "intend", "mean", "hope", "expect" to talk about the future:

I’d like to go to a conference in Birmingham next year.
Is there anything you hope to do this year? - Reza hopes to lose some weight. Craig plans to lose weight also.
Do you expect anything to change regarding your flat this year?
Is there anything that you intend to buy this year?.


We use modals "may", "might", and "could" when we are not sure about the future:

Reza might change many things in his flat.
He could re-wire the flat.
He might meet his friends at the cinema tomorrow.
Craig may get more organised next year. He might continue the same way as this year.


We can use "should" if we think something is likely to happen:

We should have finished recording these podcasts by lunchtime.
We should be home before midnight tomorrow.


Clauses with time words:
CAREFUL!!!In clauses with words like "when", "after", "before" and "until" we often use a present tense to talk about the future:

I’ll phone you when I get home. (not Xwill getX)
I won't order the product until I know the price.
They are signing the contract after they have spoken with their lawyer.
Remember to clean behind your ears before you visit your grandmother tomorrow.

We can use the future continuous instead of the present continuous or going to for emphasis when we are talking about plans, arrangements and intentions:

We’ll be eating at 2 o'clock.
What do you think you'll be doing this time next year? Craig will be recording another Christmas podcast?


How to ask people about their plans:

What are your plans for next year?

Have you decided what you're doing for Easter or Fallas?

What are you up to next weekend?

Are you going to carry on podcasting with me next year, Reza?


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us about your future plans and goals. What do you intend to do in 2016?

Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. speakpipe.com/inglespodcast

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

 


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On next week's episode: Getting Married and Wedding vocabulary

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Reza and Craig's Christmas Special - AIRC82

Dec 21, 2015 33:11

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In this episode: It's Christmas time!!

Feedback:
From Gustavo (email)
Hi Craig and Reza, it has been an amazing discovering for me your podcasts. I listen to them when I go and come to work by car - almost everyday- and they have the perfect length for my route.
(A question: can I use the pronoun "they" with the noun "podcasts"? Is it correct?).
On the other hand, (Another thing is, also, By the way) the content of the programs is very interesting and useful, your pronunciation is clear and your sense of humour quite funny.
Congratulations on the program and thank you for your educational work.
A big hug for the both of you.

Feedback from Mr. S. Claus (letter down the chimney)
Mr. Claus says: Ho Ho Ho Ho! Thank you for your podcasts.
My reindeers really like listening to Reza and Craig as they pull the sleigh through the snow here in Lapland. Rudolph would like to ask
if you can sing one verse of the song 'Rudoph the red nose reindeer'. It would make his Christmas very happy and full of good cheer.
Keep up the good work in 2016.
Un abrazo. Your red-nosed friend Santa Claus.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games."


Christmas vocabulary in Episodes 10 and Christmas customs in episode 39
( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-10/ )
( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/12/25/it-seems-to-be-the-verb-to-get-and-merry-christmas-airc39/ )


Vocabulary Review:

December 24th – Christmas Eve
December 25th – Christmas Day
Boxing Day = el 26 de diciembre, día festivo en Gran Bretaña
January 1st – New Year’s Day
December 31st – New Year’s Eve
January 6th – The day of the (three) Kings, or “Epiphany”
wrapping paper = papel de envolver/papel de regalo
¡Feliz Navidad! – Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas! - "We wish you a merry Chrismas and a happy New Year."
¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo! – "All the best for the coming year."
¡Felices fiestas! – Season’s greetings! Happy holidays!
Salud! – Cheers! (“Slancha” in Ireland)


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More vocabulary:

Father Christmas (Santa Claus)
Christmas card (list) - We spoke about sending Christmas cards in episode 79 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/11/29/what-to-write-in-greeting-cards-airc79/ )
Christmas collocations: Christmas tree, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, Christmas presents, Christmas carols, Christmas stocking, Christmas lights, Christmas ornaments, Christmas crackers
Christmas candle (Vela de navidad). Candle = vela (la vela de un barco se llama "sail")
tinsel (oropel, espumillón)
mistletoe - muérdago
holly - acebo
manger - pesebre, comedero
sleigh - trineo
shepherd (a keeper of sheep) - pastor, pastora

A Christmas Poem

Christmas comes only once a year,
And before you know it it’s already here.
Family fights and Christmas Eve stress,
Leaves me exhausted and praying for rest.
Thinking what presents to buy is quite hard,
But worse is the damage to my credit card.
I’m not complaining, I like wrapping presents,
But let’s forget turkey and start stuffing pheasants.
Turkey is dry and not very nice,
Why not paella at a much better price?
Tradition is fine, if it give satisfaction,
But the best thing about Christmas is human interaction.


Chistmas Riddles – Adivinanzas de Navidad
• Whats the best thing to put into a Christmas cake ?
- Your teeth

• What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
- The letter "Y"!

• What sort of ball doesn't bounce?
- A snowball!

• How do you know when there is a snowman in your bed?
- You wake up wet!

• How do snowmen greet each other?
- Ice to meet you!

What do you call a deer with one eye?
No idea (no eye deer)

What do you call a dead deer with no eyes?
Still no idea (still no eye deer)

What's your favourite CHristmas song?

I'll put links to some popular Christmas songs with lyrics in the shownotes to this episode on the website at inglespodcast/82

Idina Menzel Ft. & Michael Buble - Baby It's Cold Outside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnH_RGyzbSU

8 Days of Christmas - Destiny's Child http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_YXAe3_Ie8

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv0hlbWpa1w

Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_04WT87e8s

Christmas Day - Dido http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=numk7Aa8o7o

All I want for Christmas is You - Maria Carey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL6f6HqrHZY

Happy Christmas (War is Over) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4u489MkaV4

Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AcD7hho9fs

We Are The World - USA for Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2W4-0qUdHY&feature=related

Christmas is All Around - Billy Mack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUFqlozV4zU

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsh_Hk_D6z8

Thank God It's Christmas - Queen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMpg8vNRZHg

It's Christmas Time Again - Backstreet Boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XUZyWKeh_Y

Jingle Bells (to be sung when drunk!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2EZrsB5a2I

We Wish You A Merry Christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVKRVM1guP0

Nat King Cole- The Christmas Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucYNMkjxSto

 

...and now it's your turn to practise your English.

Tell us about your Christmas and practise your speaking. What's your favourite Christmas song? Does it hold any special memories for you?
Go to https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast and record your voice (only 90 seconds)

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

We'll put a collection of Christmas pop songs with lyrics in English on our website at inglespodcast.com/82
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On next week's episode: Speaking about the future and future plans

 

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British and American English pronunciation differences - AIRC81

Dec 14, 2015 27:50

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In this episode: British and American English pronunciation differences

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Listener Feedback: Elisa, Finland:
Hi again,
I hope you are both well!
Really interesting topic and you gave us many fantastic tips and examples. Thanks. (How to start a conversation and make small talk - inglespodcast.com/77)
And I'll attempt to remember not trying (to try) to brake the ice by saying " Hi, nice day for it ;) Sorry, but have I met you before? " It definitely would be skating on thin ice ;)

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Email from Ainhoa
What does TO FIGURE OUT mean?
To ‘figure it out’ means to “solve or discover the cause of a problem.”
In British English, I would say ‘work it out” Example: “Don’t worry about lunch tomorrow when your family comes to visit. We’ll figure it out/work it out. We can get a Chinese takeaway.”

“Why are we paying so much money for the electricity bill? I can’t figure it out!” (to figure out = resolver, solucionar)

Hi Reza and Craig,
congratulations for your great job (on your great work)! you've found the perfect combination of learning English and entertainment; I really love your podcasts.
I have pronunciation doubts about the words "tomatoes" and "potatoes" because I've heard different ways of pronunciation of both words, which is the correct one?.
Finally, I send you (I'm sending you) a proverb in English that I've learned in English class when I was at school, it says: "It takes two to make a quarrel".
Thank you again and please, keep on podcasting,

(It takes two to tango - this cannot happen without more than one person)
- When you want to emphasize that both people involved in a difficult situation must accept the blame.
"My friends are getting a divorce and there's a really bad atmosphere between them. It takes two to tango.


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British and American English pronunciation differences

We spoke about British American English in Episode 16 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/03/05/craig-said-that-he-would-make-the-tea-airc16/ )

Vitamin - VIT-a-min (UK); VITE-a-min (US)
Aluminium - al-loo-MIN-ee-um (UK); al-LOO-min-um (US)
Privacy - PRIV-a-see (UK); PRIAV-a-see (US)
schedule - SHED-ual (UK); SKED-ual (US)
Garage - GARE-idge (UK); ga-RAHJ (US)
Advertisement - ad-VERT-iz-ment (UK); AD-ver-tize-ment (US) Brits often shorten this to ADVERT
(Change in stress sometimes: GARE-idge (UK); ga-RAHJ (US), ad-VERT-iz-ment (UK); AD-ver-tize-ment (US), BA-llet (US); baLLET (US), AD-ult (UK); ad-ULT (US)
Herb - HERB (UK); ERB (US)
Oregano - o-re-GA-no (UK); o-RE-ga-no (US)
Water - WAH-ta (UK); WODDER (US) - 'T' in the middle of the word sounds like a 'D' in American English: better, writing, bottom
The 'R' sound at the end of words is stronger in American English: water, mother, teacher, bar, were, chair etc

Sometimes, the letter 'A' is pronounced differently: class, after, example, laugh, can't


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to practise your pronunciation. Go to https://www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast and record the list of words in this episode.
It can be in American English or British English pronunciation - or both. We don't mind, as long as you practise your speaking.

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


On next week's episode: Reza and Craig's Christmas Special

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Confusing verbs like say-tell, remember-remind, win-earn etc - AIRC80

Dec 7, 2015 39:12

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In this episode: Confusing verbs (say-tell, speak-talk, listen-hear)


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Listener Feedback:

RAUL (from Valencia)
when do you use "realize", "notice" " find out" I think all of them mean the same. Realize and notice es darse cuenta, find out puede ser averiguar o darse cuenta. It's a mess!

"Realize" means to know and understand something in your mind. It's a cognitive event. "I realized she didn't love me anymore."

"Notice" means to see, hear or feel something. It's more of a physical event. "Reza, I notice you're wearing a new shirt today." / "I notice you've had your hair cut." / I notic you've added more salt than normal to the soup."

Find out = to obtain information. "I need to find out what time the train leaves for Madrid tomorrow." / "I was the last one to find out that my girlfriend was cheating on me."


Joaquin Ruiz Rufo (email)
Hi,
I´m looking for information about the use of these sentences, Could you help me?

Look like, like and Look - What's the difference?

TO LIKE: "I like paella, I like the weather and the people in Valencia."

TO LOOK: "That new T-shirt looks great."

TO LOOK LIKE = to be similar to: "That shirt looks like a shirt I used to have." / "He looks like his brother." (He and his brother have a similar appearance.)

"Reza doesn't like getting up early." (the ACTIVITY of getting up)

"Craig likes to get up early because he can have a slow breakfast, get ready slowly, have a shower." (he likes the RESULT)

TO BE LIKE: "I've never been to Toledo. What's it like?" / "I don't know John's brother. What's he like?" (¿Cómo es?)

"How's John's brother?" (¿Cómo está? - Asking about health)
- He was sick, but he's better now."


Jorge Jimenez - Confusing verbs:
I have a question, What is the difference between to say and to tell (decir)?

You say something and you tell a person

"He said hello." / "He said he wanted to help me." / "He said something in Spanish."

"He told my brother to help him." / "He told the teacher that he had done his homework."

TELL the truth
TELL a lie
TELL a joke
TELL a story

"Tell me to shut up."
"Tell John." - "Say to John."


Prevent/avoid

By avoiding something, you take an action to "go around" the problem. Preventing something means actively interfering to stop something happening.

"I avoided going to the party by saying I was sick."
"I prevented Reza from coming into the room by closing the door."

Listen to/hear

"To hear a noise" / "Hear people speaking."

remember/remind

Remind + direct object: "Remind ME to buy milk."

You remind SOMEONE TO DO something - "Remind me to write the shownotes to this episode."

I've got to leave at 5 p.m. don't forget to remind me. - Tengo que irme a las 5 de la tarde; no te olvides de recordármelo. (make me remember)

Remember

I remember the day you were born. - Me acuerdo del día en que naciste. / Recuerdo el día en que naciste.

Remember is when you think of a memory (a past experience): I remember the first time I met you.
Remind is when a person or thing makes you think about something. Our show notes remind us what we need to talk about.


look/see/Watch

When you look at something you make an effort - "Look at that man over there!"
When you see something you do not make an effort - "I can't see you." / "Did you see John yesterday?"
When you watch something (the TV, a film, a football match) you make an effort to engage in it. - "I'm watching the film" (Watch = to look with attention)


argue/discuss

Argue - discutir (to have a row with someone)
Discuss - hablar (to have a discussion with someone)

fit/suit

Suit - to look good "That shirt really suits you."
Fit - to be the correct size "This shirt doesn't fit me anymore. It's too small."

meet/know (conocer)

"Reza and Craig MET each other in 1998. They have KNOWN each other for many years."

Meet (quedar)
"Shall we meet tomorrow?"
- "Yes, let's meet for a beer."

do/make

Reza and Craig spoke about 'do' and 'make' collocations in Episode 1 and Episode 2

http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/30/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-1/

http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/30/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-2/

Raise/Rise

Rise does not take an object. It's an intransitive verb - "The sun rises."
Raise does take an object so it's a transitive verb - "Raise your hand." / "Ask your boss to raise your salary." / "Ask your boss for a RAISE." (noun)

'Rise' can also be a noun - "The rise of the Roman empire."

Manage/succeed

Succeed IN + gerund - tener exito "John is a lucky guy. He succeeds in everything in life."
Manage + infinitive - conseguir, lograr (You manage something WITH DIFFICULTY) "Although it was very difficult, I managed to pass my First Certificate exam."


win/earn (ganar)

WIN: a competition, a game, the lottery money at a casino, a prize, an award
EARN: a salary, money at work, earn respect

bring/take

Bring it HERE
Take it THERE

lend/borrow

LEND TO: "The bank lends money to you."
BORROW FROM: "You borrow money from the bank."

"Can I borrow your pen?" - ¿Puedo pedirle prestada tu boli?
"Can you lend me your pen?" - ¿Puedes prestarme tu boli?

allow/let/permit

"Let me help you."
"Allow me to help you."
"This contract does not permit you to charge a lot of money."


wear/carry
"What are you wearing?" / Reza's wearing smart clothes."
"When you came in you were carring a briefcase."

wear/dress - to get dressed/put on

"I get up and put on my clothes. After I put on my clothes I'm wearing them."
"I get dressed in the morning."
"Put on your glasses."

lose/miss

"Reza often misses the bus."
"Craig sometimes misses English pubs."

"Reza's losing his mind."
"Craig lost 10 euros."

advise/warn
Advise - aconsejar - "We advise you to listen to this podcast."
warn - avisar - "Reza warned Craig not to drink that eighth whisky." / "He warned me against drinking it."

dismiss/resign

"I resigned from my company." (I handed in my notice)
"I was dismissed from my company." (I was sacked/I was fired)


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to send us a voice message and practise some of the confusing verbs in this episode.

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Mansion Interviews Richard and Linda

Nov 30, 2015 26:31

Description:

Richard and Linda bought a house in Spain and now share their time between the sunny Costa Blanca and their family and friends in the UK.

I spoke to them about their decision to come and live in Spain, what they like about living here and the time Richard drove from the UK to Spain in a sports car!

 
to kick off - to start
solicitor - abogado
council - ayuntamiento
ponderous - pesado/a, agotador/a
lawful - legal
taken aback (surprised, astonished) - dejar atónito
to potter on - move without ?hurrying, in a ?relaxed way, with little energy
take the lead - tomar la iniciativa
easy sailing - easy progress
high-rise developments - edificios de gran altura
to get aroud - moverse
arid - árido/a
firm - empresa, agencia
to engage - contratar
to take a sharp breath - tomar una respiración fuerte
barge in (push in) - colarse
to make up for - compensar
inevitably - inevitablemente
swimming trunks - traje de baño, bañador

1. When Richard lived in the UK, he was

an estate agent
a judge
a solicitor

2. What was the worst thing for Lynda about her job as a committee secretary?

the salary
the people
local politics

3. Who made the decision to move to Spain?

Richard
Linda
Linda's boss

4. What doesn't Richard miss about the UK

English beer
family
the weather

5. What surprised Richard when he first saw Moraira?

how traditional it was
how green it was
how easy it was to drive and park

6. What was an important consideration for Richard and Linda about the area they decided to live in?

There were Spanish lawyers in the area
It had nice beaches
It was close to shops and amenities

7. Why would Linda like to visit the Medieval period of history

to see old buldings
to see how castles used to function
to see how life was in Spain at that time

8. What did Richard do when he was 16?

Bought his brother's sports car
Got arrested on a beach in Spain
Drove through France and Spain with his brother

Find the answers on www.inglespodcast.com/richardandlinda

What to write in Greeting cards - AIRC79

Nov 30, 2015 26:26

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

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In this episode: Cards – What to write in greeting cards – Xmas, birthday, get well soon, retirement, baby, anniversary, retirement, christening etc


Listener Feedback:

Hi Craig, I'm Javier Alberola from Valencia again.

I never imagined I would be capable of doing a review about a podcast such as 'Aprender Inglés.com'.
I have only been studying English for a year, but I know positively (I'm pretty sure) that in my FCE exam may appear this kind of written exercise. (this kind of written exercise may appear in the FCE exam)

'Aprender Inglés con Craig y Reza' has become my favourite podcast for various reasons:
firstly, the majority of the contents are free. (the majority? What do we charge for?)

Secondly, the experience of the protagonists is their most important attribute.
In my opinion, working for the British Council is the best guarantee that this method of education is the appropiate one.

On the other side (On the other hand), I think the success of the podcast is based on the way they transmit information to the audience.
Dialogues are clear, concise and well structured. Tone of voice is another strong point: correct pronunciation is very useful for me and pauses in their speech contribute to a
better comprehension (understanding).

In conclusion, 'Aprender Inglés con Craig y Reza' is the best way of learning English: cheap, top quality and easy to use (especially on a smartphone).
While I do recommend this programme, I warn you that you shouldn't leave a piece of chocolate near Craig... You will never see it again!

Kind regards,
Javier

Greeting Cards

Why do the British, and the Americians, love to send them?

birthday cards
Christmas Cards
aniversary cards
new job cards
promotion cards
retirement cards
Easter Cards
New Baby cards
get well soon cards
death cards (to pass away = to die)


When people die, personal loss - You could write:
I'm sorry for your loss.
My condolences.
Our hearfelt condolences.
With deepest sympathy.
thinking of you at this sad time.
Our prayers/thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
I was sorry/saddened to hear that _________ passed away.


birthday cards - You could write:
happy birthday
Congratulations ON your birthday
Many happy returns
Many, many more wonderful birthdays in the future
Happy 25th (birthday) Live life well!
Roses are red, violets are blue, This poem is old and so are you!
Violets are blue, roses are read, congratulations on not being dead. Happy birthday!

corny = cursi

Christmas Cards - You could write:
Merry Christmas.
Seasons greetings.
Have a great holiday.
Have a wonderful festive season.
Have a great/happy/wonderful New Year!
I wish you a very merry Christmas, and all the best for the coming New Year.
Everything you wish for yourself and your family in the New Year.
Christmas comes but once a year, and when it does it brings good cheer (more beer!)

Anniversary cards - You could write:
Happy anniversary
30 years and still going strong! May there be many more.
Many more happy years together.

Valentine Day cards - You could write:
I love you. You are my dreamboat.
Roses are red, violets are blue, you don't know me, but I love you.
Violets are blue, roses are red, I'd love to get you into bed.

killjoy = aguafiestas

New job cards - You could write:
Good luck in your new job.
Congratulations ON your new position/post/job.
"With great power comes great responsibility" - Spiderman

Promotion cards - You could write:
Congratulations on your retirement

Retirement cards - You could write:
All the best for your retirement.

Easter Cards - You could write:
Happy Easter!

New Baby cards - You could write:
Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy/girl.

get well soon cards - You could write:
Get well soon!
I wish you a speedy recovery.
Get over your illness soon.

Christening (bautismo)
Congratulations on the christening of your baby boy/girl.

A Wedding Invitation:
We would be delighted to enjoy your company at our wedding on ________

RSVP = répondez, s'il vous plaît (please reply)


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us what you think about this greeting card thing. Is it a waste of money? Is it the same to send a virtual greeting card or a Facebook message?

Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. inglespodcast.com - speakpipe

Send us an email, or record your voice and send us a sound file, with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

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On next week's episode: Confusing verbs (say/tell, hear/listen, watch/see)

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Sentence Inversions - AIRC78

Nov 23, 2015 28:01

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, Reza and I will help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

 

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In this episode: Sentence Inversions


Listener Feedback:

AINHOA
Hi Reza and Craig!
I want to thank you for your great job (work). I've listened to different podcasts and yours are the best English learning podcasts ever! They're not only interesting but also fun.
I hear (I listen to) you every morning on my way to work and I enjoy your stories, examples and "sexy voices" (as Reza says...haha).
Thanks again and keep on podcasting.

A voice message from Carolina from Chile

In spite of and despite mean the same and have the same grammar:

We went to the beach in spite of the weather.
We went to the beach despite the weather.

In spite of winning the championship he failed the drug test.
Despite winning the championship he failed the drug test.

In spite of the fact that it was a nice day, we stayed at home.
Despite the fact that it was a nice day, we stayed at home.

Despite the fact that it was raining, we still went to the beach.
In spite of the fact that it was raining, we still went to the beach.

 

Sentence Inversions

Usually, we speak English like this:
“I’ve never seen such a beautiful woman.”

If we want to be more dramatic, we can invert the sentence for greater effect:
“Never have I seen such a beautiful woman.”

Here’s another example:
“As soon as I finished the beer, he bought me another one”

This can be inverted to:
“No sooner had I finished the beer than he bought me another one.”

You could also say:
“Hardly had I finished the beer when he bought me another one.”
“Barely had I finished the beer when he bought me another one.”
“Scarcely had I finished the beer when he bought me another one.”

¡OJO!
No sooner......than......
Barely/Scarcely/Hardly......when

Here’s an inversion with 'not only'
“Pepito not only speaks English, but he also speaks Japanese.”

“Not only does Pepito speak English, but he also speaks Japanese.”

We can invert sentences for emphasis and dramatic effect.
Here’s another example:

“Reza didn’t start shooting until he saw the whites of their eyes.”
For more effect, we can say:
“Not until he saw the whites of their eyes, did Reza start shooting.”

We can also say:

“Only when Reza saw the whites of their eyes, did Reza start shooting.”
Or
“Only after he saw the whites of their eyes, did Reza start shooting.”

"She little suspected that she would be famous one day." - "Little did she suspect that she would be famous one day."

"We have never been more proud of our podcast." - "Never before have we been more proud of our podcast."

"You rarely see such a magnificent performance." - "Rarely do you see such a magnificent performance."

"I hadn’t eaten a better steak anywhere." - "Nowhere had I eaten a better steak."

"You shouldn’t be late on any account." - "On no account should you be late."

"You shouldn't forget your wallet under any circumstances." - "Under no circumstances should you forget your wallet."

"His wife knew little of his serious drinking habit." - "Little did his wife know of his serious drinking habit."

"If I had listened to my teacher, I would have passed the exam." - "Had I listened to my teacher, I would have passed the exam."

First Conditional:
"If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us."
"Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us."

Second Conditional:
"If you got the job, would you be prepared to move to the US?"
"Were you to get the job, would you be prepared to move to the US?"

"If you won the lottery, what would you buy?"
"Were you to win the lottery, what would you buy?"

"Were I to offer you some chocolate, would you accept it?"
"If I offered you some chocolate, would you accept it?"

Third conditional:
"If I had known you were an alcoholic, I wouldn't have brought the wine."
"Had I known you were an alcoholic, I wouldn't have brought the wine."

 

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"If I hadn't eaten so much, I wouldn't have suffered diarrhea."
"Had I not eaten so much, I wouldn't have suffered diarrhea."

"If you see my ex-girlfriend, please give her my best wishes." - "Should you see my ex-girlfriend, please give her my best wishes."

"If your boss found out, it would be a disaster. - "Were your boss to find out, it would be a disaster."

"If I had I known she was going to be here, I wouldn't have come." - "Had I known she was going to be here, I wouldn't have come."

"If I had known Mickey were here, I would have invited Craig." - "Had I known Mickey was/were here, I would have invited Craig."

"If you came back as an animal in the next life, which animal would you choose?" - "Were you to come back as an animal in the next life, which animal would you choose?"


Sentences can also be inverted after so and such

“He was so nervous during the interview that he couldn’t speak.”

“So nervous was he during the interview that he couldn’t speak.”

“Such was his nervousness during the interview that he couldn’t speak.”


Transform the following sentences using "so" and "such"

"She was so happy that she couldn’t stop smiling."
With so: "So happy was she that she couldn’t stop smiling."
With such: "Such was her happiness that she couldn’t stop smiling."

So goes with the adjective, SUCH goes with the noun.

"We were so surprised to hear about your wedding that we had to phone immediately to congratulate you."

So surprised were we to hear about your wedding that we had to phone immediately to congratulate you.
Such was our surprise to hear about your wedding that we had to phone immediately to congratulate you.


"Pepito was so depressed that he went to the pub and got drunk."

So depressed was Pepito that he went to the pub and got drunk.
Such was Pepito’s depression that he went to the pub and got drunk.


"I was so ashamed that I couldn’t show my face."

So ashamed was I that I couldn’t show my face.
Such was my shame that I couldn’t show my face.

"I ran so quickly that I nearly had a heart attack." - "So quickly did I run, that I nearly had a heart attack."

"She reads so well that she never makes a mistake. " - "So good is her reading that she never makes a mistake." / "So well does she read that she never makes a mistake."

"This young man will be so successful that I wonder if he will become president." - "So successful will this young man be that I wonder if he will become president."


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to send us a voice message and give some examples of inverted sentences, like "Never have I heard such
a fantastic podcast!" - inglespodcast.com - speakpipe

Send us an email with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


Please show us some iTunes love. Write a review, give us some stars on iTunes.
If you do that, we become more visible and more people can find us. Show us some love.


On next week's episode: Greeting Cards and What to write in them – Christmas cards, birthday cards etc.

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How to start a conversation and make small talk - AIRC77

Nov 16, 2015 20:51

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: Starting a conversation and making small talk

Find more podcast to improve you English at http://www.inglespodcast.com/

Listener Feedback:

Congratulations for the award and for the good work that you do.
My name is Javier, I'm 50 and now I'm unemployed. I used to work as a sports reporter but overnight Canal 9 closed and now I'm looking for living (looking for a career change/looking for a way to earn a living).
All my life, I studied French but this year I started my English course (beginner level).
This summer I went to Belfast to improve my English. In my opinion, the experience was very memorable. The first day I didn't understand anything because in Valencia I learned "standard English".
The second day was completely different. My mind started to think in English. After that, I started to understand the main meaning of the sentences. I had a lot of foreign classmates and I understood all of them.
I think, nowadays, it's essential to have a total immersion in another country to improve. From my point of view, one month in Belfast was more productive than 9 months of classes in Valencia.
It's normally very expensive to go abroad, but thanks to podcasts and free videos on the Internet I can refresh my English everyday.
The only recipe that I know is To practise, to practise and to practise.
Thanks for your attention. Kind regards,
Javier

PS Last October 10th, I had my B1 exam in Valencia. Now I'm waiting for my marks.

Feedback from Alfredo from Italy


Starting a conversation and making small talk

Think of ways to start speaking to someone in English for the first time and keep the conversation going.

Introductions:

Hi / Hello, I'm......

Is this your first time here?

Have you been here before?

What do you think of the conference? / What do you think of the party / speakers / event / music etc?

The Weather:

It's a bit cold today, isn't it?

I'm sweating, it's boiling!

Oh, what a terrible wind!

Oh, I hope it doesn't rain.

It's freezing / boiling today!

Nice day, isn't it? 7 Lovely weather, isn't it? (with falling intonation)

Study more tag questions in episode 20 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/04/14/reza-doesnt-like-raw-eggs-does-he-airc20/ )

Study indirect questions in episode 50 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/05/11/indirect-questions-and-travel-in-morocco-with-special-guest-nicola-airc50/ )

More Small talk questions:

Have you been here before?

Do I know you from somewhere? Haven't I seen you here before? You look familiar. (these questions could be interpreted as 'chat-up lines' - para ligar)

Can I help you? Do you need help?

What's the score? Who's winning?

Did you see the match last night?

Where are you from? Which part of the UK are you from?

How long have you been here?

Do you mind me asking why you're here?

Are you waiting for someone? Can I buy you a drink?

Have you got a light?


Ending a conversation:

Please excuse me, I need to go to the toilet / I've just seen somebody I know.

It's been lovely to meet you but I'm sorry I have to go.

It's really nice talking to you. I hope to see you again.

I'm afraid I've arranged to meet someone, so I must go now.

I really enjoyed speaking with you.

 Send us an email, or record your voice and send us a sound file, with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

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On next week's episode: Greeting cards. What is it with British people and greeting cards?

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Strong adjectives - AIRC76

Nov 8, 2015 18:39

Description:

Strong adjectives - AIRC76

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! We are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation.
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.


In this episode: Strong adjectives: big - huge, enormous / angry - furious etc.

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Listener Feedback:

Hello Craig, I'm Rafael (again), I have heard (I heard) in your last episode, that one listener ask for the Spanish expression "tira y afloja" this expressión is very common in Spanish,
and there is always a negotiation on (there's always debate about it)....I'll explain you in a example. When Russia and USA, se reunen para negociar algo,
Russia cede en algo a favor de los Estados Unidos y Estados Unidos cede en otra cosa a favor de Rusia, cuando esa negociación es dura, entonces hablamos de un "tira y afloja"
(uno cede en algo a favor del otro y el otro cede en algo en favor de uno)....don't confuse with the expression (very similar) "rifirrafe" is the same but more hard (heavy)
example: two players in a macht of football, se están dando "leña" (not fair play, but the contrary), se dan "pataditas"durante todo el encuentro o se llegan a insultar (por ejemplo)
entonces decimos que ha habido un "rifirrafe" entre dos jugadores....

rifirrafe = altercation, rough stuff, squabble. argy bargy

a needle match (needle = aguja)

I looked for the phrasal verb "trade off" and it is not the same, in Spanish it would be "compensación" as you have well explained in the episode.
Another thing, tell Reza that 'el día de la Hispanidad'... He made a good translation as Spanishness (I looked in the dictionary) and also Colombus day (as you have well said in the episode)

Bueno esto es todo, espero no haberme puesto muy pesado, (y si me pongo), no tienes mas que decirmelo. (que dejaré de serlo)
Thanks a lot
Rafael Alba Garcia

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Strong (extreme) adjectives

Angry - furious
Big - huge, enormous, vast, titanic, colossal
Clever - brilliant, ingenious
Cold - freezing
Dirty - filthy, stinking, grotty (cutre)
Hot - boiling, roasting, baking hot
Hungry - starving, famished
Interested - fascinated
Pleased - ecstatic, thrilled, delighted
Shocked - horrified
Scared - frightened-petrified/terrified
Small - tiny, miniscule
Surprised - amazed, astonished, shocked
Tired - exhausted (knackered - British English colloquial slang)
Ugly - hideous
Upset - devastated


PROVERBS - What is a proverb? - A simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
A proverbs are often metaphorical (metaphor - metáfora).


"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink"

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."

"You can't judge a book by its cover."

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

"Out of sight, out of mind."


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Send us a voice message with your favourite proverb or saying to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.co, or send us a voice message using speakpipe

Join us on Blab and practise your speaking for free:

On next week's episode: Starting a conversation and making small talk.

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

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Mansion interviews Ryan Sink from businessenglishqanda.com

Nov 2, 2015 27:57

Description:

Mansion interviews Ryan Sink from businessenglishqanda.com

http://www.businessenglishqanda.com/


Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.

When I was in Manchester this year for the New Media Europe conference I was lucky enough to meet a great guy called Ryan Sink.

Ryan's so nice to be around. He's the kind of person who makes you feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as you meet him. It's just as shame that we didn't have a lot of time to talk more at the conference and also that we happen to live in different countries.

So I jumped on Skype with Ryan after the conference and that's what you're going to hear now. A Mansion Interview with Ryan Sink from businessenglishQ&A.com http://www.businessenglishqanda.com/


You can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/ryan

 

 

Vocabulary

to kick start - hacer arrancar

to figure out - llegar a entender

groceries - provisiones, comida

tap (UK) / faucet (US) - grifo

a dirty look - una mirada de odio

to get around - evitar

to end up - acabar en, terminar en

to set up - instalar, establecerse en un negocio

smart - inteligente

stubborn - terco/a,  tozudo

mussels - mejillones

shrimp - gambas

squid - calamares

dish - plato

roll - panecillo, bocadillo

bank holiday - festivo nacional

influx - influjo

to polish - pulir, perfeccionar

coaching - entrenamiento, preparación

the nitty-gritty (the practical details) - meollo del asunto

resourses - recursos

scholarship - beca

 


Ryan, thanks man for spending the time. You can check out Ryan's wonderful website and his podcast at: businessenglishQ&A.com.

All links, as usual, can be found in the shownotes at inglespodcast.com/ryan

For a free 15 minute consultation, email Ryan at ryanlsink@gmail.com


Thank you to you for listening to this Mansion Interview. You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com and you can study English free at mansioningles.com

If you enjoyed this podcast, please go to iTunes and give us some iTunes love, a few of those lovely stars and maybe a short review so that more people can find our podcasts.

 

Gym and exercise Vocabulary, proverbs - AIRC75

Nov 2, 2015 26:22

Description:

Gym and exercise Vocabulary, proverbs - AIRC75

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome!
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: Gym Vocabulary

 

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Ricardo Fica (from Chile)

Well, I want to tell you a funny story about myself and it's about my level of English.
As I told you in previous emails, I'm a SAP consultant and I started a new project with a new client "Samsonite" two months ago (here in Chile).

When I started the project I had to test my English as I had to interact with a Chinese girl who came from Hong Kong.

The first 3 days with her were terrible! I could not understand most of the words she spoke.
Her pronunciation was like a mix between Chinese and English and she did not pronounce the "R" and the "L".
I had to sharpen my ear, I had to make an effort to understand her and you can imagine we had to speak about business with particular business words.
So, I had to ask her all the definitions by email to manage to understand what she was talking about.

Once I could read it I started to understand her and every day a little clearer. All of this, occured the first week.
In the second week, a British man came to Chile. So I thought, It will be much easier now because he should speak as clear as you guys speak!
But I was terribly wrong! This British man, who came from London, spoke very very weird and I couldn't understand most of his words - the same again!

Guys, I thought EVERYONE in the UK spoke like you, but they don't! Maybe because your are teachers.
The more the British man talked, the more I could understand the Chinese girl.

Well, after 2 weeks speaking and listening to them I think I can say I've improved my English very much.
This was the best way and the best opportunity to do it. Now they have gone back to their countries and we are communicating by email all the time, as I'm still involved in the project.
Now I feel I can speak more fluidly and with greater confidence.

I hope you could understand my writing...I'm still learning English with you. (corrected email in inglespodcast.com/75)

Thanks guys again, you do an excellent job and you deserve all awards.

Regards. Ricardo


Listener Feedback: Voice message from Arturo (great accent!) Engage in culture and in everything English.


Gym Vocabulary (Ramón)

to workout - to go for a good workout
to get fit / to be fit
to get/keep in shape

to have a spare tyre - michelines, flotadores / double chin - una papada
chin - barbilla

to lift (do) weights (to pump iron) - to do yoga, aerobics, step, judo,
to do push-ups/press-ups, to do chin-ups/pull-ups, to do sit-ups

to do reps (repetitions - repeticiones)

to build muscles - to get a six pack - tableta de chocolate

to stretch - estirarse

to warm up - calentarse

tendons - tendones

a mat - colchoneta, esterilla

(an exercise) bench - banco

a treadmill - cinta de correr

cardiovascular

dumbbells / kettlebells

biceps

abs = abdominal muscles

to work up a sweat

to sweat - sudar / sweaty (adjective) - sudoroso/a

perspiration - transpiración, sudoración (to perspire)

glow - brillar, irradiar

"No pain, no gain" - Sin dolor no hay ganancia

 

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PROVERBS - What is a proverb? - A simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
A proverbs are often metaphorical (metaphor - metáfora).


"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
Don't criticize other people if you're not perfect yourself.

"Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."
Bad things might happen, so be prepared.

"Better late than never."
It's best to do something on time. But if you can't do it on time, do it late.

"There's no such thing as a free lunch."
Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost. (many things that seem free often have 'strings attached'.)


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Send us a voice message and try to use as many gym words in their different forms and practise a few proverbs.

inglespodcast.com - speakpipe or Send us an email to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com. What's your favourite proverb?


Please show us some iTunes love. Write a review, give us some stars on iTunes.
If you do that, we become more visible and more people can find us. Show us some love.

On next week's episode: Strong adjectives

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

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Adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns and proverbs - AIRC74

Oct 26, 2015 27:53

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Adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns and proverbs - AIRC74

 

Hay más audio podcasts en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation.
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.


In this episode: Adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns, proverbs


Listener Feedback: David from Mexico has left us a voice message and asks about adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns


We answered who and whom in Episode 72 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/10/11/you-and-i-you-and-me-afterwards-after-all-who-whom-whose-airc72/ )

Whoever / whomever - It doesn't matter who. "I will give my clothes to whoever needs them."

"Whosoever" is old fashioned and not used very often, especially in spoken English. "Whosoever" is used in formal English, like in the bible, for example:


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16


Adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns

NOUN - Reza drank his coffee (coffee is a noun)

VERB - Reza drank his coffee (drank is the verb)

ADVERB - Reza drank his coffee slowly (adverb - slowly, quickly, noisily, beautifully)

ADJECTIVE - Reza drank his hot coffee slowly (adjective describes the noun - strong, weak coffee)

 

sly - astuto, taimado/a (a sly fox)


David used the example HELP - verb and noun. What's the adjective? 'helpful' / 'unhelpful' / 'helpless' - and the adverb? 'helpfully'


Study them in a table:

NOUN VERB ADJECTIVE ADVERB

economy economize economical/economic economically

analysis analyse analytical analytically

apology apologise apologetic apologetically

 

There is a table and exercises about this in our MansionFirst cd for the First Certificate exam ( http://www.mansioningles.com/cd_first.htm )

We want to thank our sponsor iTalki. ¡Compra una lección de inglés y consigue la segunda gratis! http://promos.italki.com/ingles-podcast/


PROVERBS - What is a proverb? - A simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
A proverbs are often metaphorical (metaphor - metáfora).

"A stitch in time saves nine."

"Two wrongs don't make a right."
When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.

"When in Rome, do as the Romans."
Act the way that the people around you are acting. Have your dinner at 9pm in Spain. Drink lots of tea in the UK.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
Tweet This! Strong people don't give up when they come across challenges. They just work harder.

"No man is an island."
Tweet This! You can't live completely independently. Everyone needs help from other people.

"Two heads are better than one."
It's better to work with someone than to work alone.

"Too many cooks spoil the broth."
Too many people together could produce a bad result.

 

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to send us a proverb. Send us a voice message and try to use as many words in their different forms.

inglespodcast.com - speakpipe or Send us an email to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com. What's your favourite proverb?

 

On next week's episode: More proverbs and gym vocabulary

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

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Pronunciation of Irregular Verbs - AIRC73

Oct 19, 2015 41:50

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation.

With over 45 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: Pronunciation of Irregular Verbs

Listener Feedback:

Email from ROBERTO

Mensaje: Hi friends!!! Could the expression "a trade off between sth and
sth" be translated into Spanish as "tira y afloja entre algo y algo"?


Dictionary says: "sacrificar algo por".

For example: "The new speakers look stylish, but I would not trade the sound off for the appearance." This is a phrasal verb that you can separate.

It sort of means there is a surrender of some benefits for others. Here's another example with 'trade-off" as a noun:

"The side effects of that new medicine are a trade-off to its benefits." - La compensación de los efectos secundarios de esta nueva medicina por los beneficios que produce es evidente.

I'm not sure what "tira y afloja entre algo y algo". I've never heard this expression before, but it could be right.


Question from Maria Eugenia Abad:

Hello guys, I just want to say to you two thank you very much for the podcast, it really helps me with pronuciation and lot of things, (a lot of / lots of)
I would you like to suggest a podcast about the pronunciation of irregular verbs, infinitive, past simple and past participle, would be great if that is posible, once again thanks a lot.

The pronunciation of regular verbs in the past tense (-ed endings) in Epìsode 60 - inglespodcast.com/60 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/07/19/the-ed-ending-on-past-regular-verbs-airc60-2/ )


We want to thank our sponsor iTalki. I've decided to improve my Spanish with iTalki. I've made a list: tenses, especially the past tense " Yo he hecho mis deberes" "Yo hizo mis deberes" He intentado mejorar mi español"

- Intenté mejorar mi español." - I haven't chosen my Spanish teacher yet I think I'll look for a teacher from Argentina. Probably a female teacher, because I feel more comfortable.

So you go there – you register – you search for a teacher – you buy italki credits (ITC) and you find a teacher in your price range.

Go to: inglespodcast.com/italki - click on ‘start speaking – find a teacher’

Italki are offering a special deal to listeners of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig – 100 free italki credits (ITCs) when you sign up for their paid service. Buy 1 get 1 free!

Reza and I want to thank italki for sponsoring Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.


Verb Past Simple Past Participle


be was / were been

become became become

begin began begun
drink drank drunk
ring rang rung
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
swim swam swum


bring brought brought
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
fight fought fought
think thought thought
teach taught taught

come came come ("Craig often doesn't know if he's coming or going." - He does know what he's doing.)
go went gone

forbid forbade forbidden
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
choose chose chosen
ride rode ridden
freeze froze frozen
break broke broken
hide hid hidden
write wrote written
rise rose risen
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
take took taken
eat ate eaten

cut cut cut
run ran run

do did done

draw drew drawn

drive drove driven

find found found

fly flew flown

sit sat sat

blow blew blown ("To blow your own trumpet." - to boast (jactarse, presumir, tirarse flores)

grow grew grown

hear heard heard

know knew known

leave left left

mean meant meant

read read read

see saw seen

shoot shot shot

sleep slept slept

tear tore torn

tell told told

throw threw thrown

understand understood understood

wake woke woken

wear wore worn


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us what you did yesterday and what you have done this week to practise the past simple and past participle

of these irregular verbs. Send us a voice message with speakpipe or Send us an email to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


On next week's episode: Proverbs and David from Mexico asks us about adverbs, adjectives, verbs and nouns

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Mansion interviews Beatriz Ramírez from destinoreinounido.com

Oct 14, 2015 25:03

Description:

Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.

When I saw Bea's website destinoreinounido.com I thought 'What a wonderful idea, a website in Spanish to help Spanish speakers who want to go to the Uk to work, study and live.'

I started to look aroud Bea's site and I found a wealth of information on everything from work and job interviews, tourism, accommodation in the UK and all that important and necessary stuff concerning bureauocracy and red tape, tax, National Insurance, Health, even what plug (enchufe) you need in the UK.

I was amazed at how useful and accessable the information is on Bea's site so I wanted to have a chat with her and introduce you to her and her website, because you too might be thinking of going to live and work in the uK. Or, you might be already there!

You can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/bea


Vocabulary

scouse - procedente de Liverpool, dialecto de Liverpool
twins - gemelos
national insurance - seguridad social
taps - grifos
to hang out - pasar el rato
grey - gris, nublado
(family) bond, tie - vínculo, lazo
to my mind - en mi opinión, a mi manera de pensar, a mi modo de ver
I'm not a big fan (of) - no soy un gran aficionado (de)
to charge - cobrar
recruiter - empresa de selección de personal
plug - enchufe

 

Bea is looking for new team members to help her with her project, so if you're interested in collaborating with Bea, you can reach her through her website at destinoreinounido.com.

Thank you Bea for sharing your story, and your website, with us.

Thank you to you for listening to this Mansion Interview. You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com and you can study English free at mansioningles.com

If you enjoyed this podcast, please go and show us some iTunes love by giving us some stars and maybe a short review so that more people can find our podcasts.

You and I, you and me - Afterwards, after all - who, whom, whose - AIRC72

Oct 12, 2015 30:43

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome to the award-winning podcast that improves your English.
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.


In this episode: You and I, you and me - afterwards, after all - who, whom, whose


Listener Feedback:

Javi T.

I wanted to ask you a couple of questions.
Diference between, '' After all '' and '' afterwards'' // Exemp: we are not a good chefs, but after all, the food wasn't that bad.
we had to study last night, but afterwards we went out for a few beers.

'Afterwards' is a time expression. It refers to time.

'After all' is more than a time expression:

"I thought I was lost, but I was going the right way after all."

"Let me help you. After all, you always help me." (por lo menos)

"After all is said and done." - al fin y al cabo, a fin de cuentas

"After all the trouble she's causes me, I still love Berta." (despues de todo)

"We had lunch. Afterwards, John went home."

¡OJO! It's not correct to say, X"We had lunch. Afterwards, John went home."X you should say, "We had lunch. After that, John went home."

"After" is a preposition and needs to go with another word.


Whom, who or whose?

"To Whom It May Concern" - Use this expression in formal emails when you do not know the name of the person you are writing to.

whose = de quién

Whom is mainly used in formal English (especially in written English).

Whom can only be for objects, it cannot be for subjects.

"Are you the gentleman WHOM I met earlier?" ('Whom' is the object, 'I' is the subject). This is not common spoken English. It's more common to use 'who', not 'whom' in modern spoken English.

When it's an indirect object, with a preposition, use 'whom'.

"For Whom the Bells Toll" by Ernest Hemingway

"With Whom are you going out tonight?"

Use WHOM (with an 'M') if the answer is HIM. - "Whom do you love?" - "I love him." (No se dice, X"I love he."X)

 

"Is it posible to use the verbs 'fancy , feel like' as past verbs tense?

Yes, it is! - "I fancied a pizza so we went out for dinner."

"I felt like having a pizza."


A question from Armando

Hello, Reza and Craig. I want to thank you for creating this podcasts every week. I am from Colombia and recently I became a patron to support your great labor (work).

I really hope that many people can join us because together we can achieve the aim of having written transcriptions for every episode.

Would you mind help me with this question?

I have been studying how to create questions with the following words:

how, what, which, where, when, among others, but I can't understand or identify the structure for these sentences and when I need to use these auxiliary verbs:
do / does / did / have / has / etc

I know the auxiliary 'do' is for I / you / we / they in the present simple, and 'does' for he / she / it. But it is not clear for me when I need to put the auxiliary in the question and when not to. For example:

What time do you usually have breakfast?
How many people live in this house? (this question does not have any auxiliary)
How much is this bunch of white roses?
How often do you visit your parents?

When the question word is an object, use an auxiliary verb:

+ I eat rice. (positive form)
- I don't eat rice. (negative form)
? Do I eat rice. (question form)

"How many people live in this house? ("How many" is the subject, not the object)

"Who did you help?" - "I helped John." - "Who (object) did you (subject) help?" - "I helped John (object)."

"Who helped you?" - "Who (subject) helped you (object)?"

"How many eggs did you buy?" (auxiliary verb)

"How many cars arrived?" (no auxiliary verb)

"Whose car is this?" - The verb TO BE never uses an auxiliary verb.

"How long ago did my mother arrive?" My mother is the subject - you need an auxiliary verb.

"Where do you work?" - 'You' is the subject of the question, so you need an auxiliary verb


I do not understand why these sentences use the verb 'likes' with 's' instead of 'like' without s:

"Craig likes chocolate." - 'like' has an 's' because it's a 3rd person statement in the present simple tense.

"Does Craig like chocolate?" - this is a question with does, so there is no 's' in the persent simple.

The auxiliary verbs 'do', 'does', 'don't' are followed by the infinitive without 'to'.


Isabel from Brazil: "You and me" or "You and I"?

'I' is a subject pronoun and 'me' is an object pronoun.

"I love you" is correct. X"Me love you."X is not correct.

"She love me." ('me' is the object)

"You and me do the podcast together." ('you and me' are both sobjects)

"Reza and I love podcasting." ('Reza and I' are both subjects)

"Reza and me will have a pint of lager."

"Reza and I will have a pint of lager."

Both the above sentences are correct. "Reza and I" is more common in formal and written English. "Reza and me", "You and me" etc is more common in spoken and informally written English.


Julio Alejandro Pinzón Núñez
Tunja - Colombia

Gracias por las lecciones, he aprendido mucho y aclarado muchas dudas.

Acabo de escuchar el Episodio 3 y aquí en Colombia utilizamos el verbo colocar como sinónimo de poner, por ejemplo "Póngase en la fila" = "Colóquese en la fila" = "Haga la fila" o también "Coloca el libro en la mesa" = "Pon en libro en la mesa"

"Put the book on the table."
"Put yourself in the queue." / "Get in the queue." / "Get in line." /"Get in the queue." / "Queue up."


Send us an email, or record your voice and send us a sound file, with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Go and come, could and would, reglas para leer inglés - AIR71

Oct 5, 2015 26:22

Description:

Go and come, could and would, reglas para leer inglés - AIR71

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you take it to the next level.
With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

In this episode: your questions; could - would, come - go and we speak about getting old,

Thanks to Lara Arlem who donated $3 per month to our Patreon program. - There will be news soon about the transcriptions.

Listener Feedback: Rafael:

"Muy interesante este capítulo de los FALSE FRIENDS (inglespodcast.com/64 - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/08/16/false-friends-airc64/ )
ahora se me ocurre un false friend POLICY no es POLICIA (policy = política, regla, norma - póliza - insurance policy).

Una duda que tengo desde que empecé a coger libros de inglés es, si en el inglés no hay reglas (fijas), para leerlo, como se leería una palabra que la ves escrita por primera vez y que no la has oido pronunciar con anterioridad,
(es lo que nos pasa a los españoles cuando cogemos un libro en inglés) que no sabemos como pronunciar muchas palabras del libro."


There are not many pronunciation rules that help you, Rafael. Some of the rules will confuse you more than help you.

We suggest that you learn and use the phonemic script. A good dictionary will have the word in the script so that you can pronounce it properly. Here are some links to pages in the mánsion inglés intermediate course where you can learn all of the symbols:

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer01_3.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer04_6.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer06_6.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_6.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer10_7.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_9.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer12_7.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer14_7.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer17_3.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer19_4.htm
http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer24_7.htm

Rafael también dice, "Reza sabe un montón de español!"


Voice message from Javier Trimin from Barcelona living in Fort William, Scotland who has a 'Because of my English...' story to tell us.


Claudia - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello how are You? I have been listening You for the last three months. I had a Hangout with Craig once.
I really like the way you introduce the different subjects, develop and explain them. I am 57 years old. I learned English at school, as You can see It passed some time since I left school! (It's been a long time since....)
I would like to ask you when the word "come" must be used. For example "I am coming to your home" or "I am going to your home"?

come = venir / go = ir. Come is also llegar (arrive) What time are they coming? - ¿A qué hora llegan?

'Come ' is used with 'here'. - "I'm waiting in my house for Paul. I wonder what time he's going to come (here)?"

"How did you come to be an accountant?" - ¿Cómo llegaste a ser un contable? Reza, how did you come to be a teacher?

"Go" can mean 'become' when It's used with an adjective - "I think I'm going crazy." - "Creo que me estoy volviendo loco."

I have got a question. Would you mind help me with this?
I was listening to the podcast AIRC40 (inglespodcast/40 - http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/01/01/i-like-to-goi-like-going-wouldcould-i-cant-help-gerund-i-dont-feel-like-gerund-i-didnt-mean-to-infinitive-airc40/ )

where you spoke about 'Could' and 'Would'.

Could is related to Can. Could is the past of can and the conditional. You also used the following examples:

I could see him = Yo podía verlo (for the past)

I could see him = Yo podría verlo (for the conditional)

Podía is not exactly the past of the verb 'Poder' in Spanish, it is the 'Pretérito imperfecto'. The past of the verb 'Poder' in Spanish is 'Pude'.

Yo pude (Pretérito)
Yo podía (Pretérito imperfecto)

But my English teacher told me that it's not common to use 'could' to express (or to convey) an action in the past.

"When I was a child I could run really fast, but I can't now." (general ability)

When you're talking about a specific situation, 'could' is not possible: "I fell from a great height and broke my leg, but I was able to get up." No se dice X"I could get up."X

Use 'could' for general ability and not for specific situations.

In the negative, you can use 'could' in both circumstances: "I broke my leg and I couldn't get up." / "When I was a child I couldn't play the piano." (Use the negative 'couldn't' (could not) for general ability and for specific situations.


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Elisa from Finland
The phrase 'I'm getting old'. When does it start and when does it stop? When do you start getting old? Are there any advantages in getting old? Definitely not ;)

Reza: Began to feel old quite suddenly a month ago. Reza will soon need bifocal glasses.

Craig: dislikes modern pop music, walks into the bathroom with the dirty dinner plates. Walks into a room and forget why

Advantages of getting old - Your confidence increases, you care less about stuff, appreciating life's small pleasures, having wisdom. Feeling less nervous, anxious and up tight.


On next week's episode: More of your questions!

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

 

Urban living - AIRC70

Sep 27, 2015 45:39

Description:

If you are a new listener, If this is your first time here, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: Urban living

Listener Feedback: Surferlobo on iTunes Chile (24th June)
Este podcast es lo mejor que he escuchado. Los profesores hablan muy bien,
se entiende perfecto lo que dicen y además son muy simpáticos y eso hace que sus clases sean muy entretenidas.
Me reí por montones cuando un profesor habló en inglés pero con acento español. (5 stars)

Vocabulary: Urban living


Where people live:

flat (UK) / Apartment (US) - a block of flats / an apartment block
terraced / semi-detached (a semi) / detached
a penthouse
a condo = condominium (US) - bloque de apartamentos
a bungalow
a farmhouse
a cottage - casita de campo, cabaña
a mansion
a villa - Mediterranean
a tent
a caravan
a mobile home
a council house / a council estate


Collocations:

a residential area
an industrial estate
a shopping/pedestrian precinct, a shopping centre (UK) / a shopping mall (US)
a building site (UK) / a construction site (US)
green belt
shanty town
local amenities/facilities
red light district
Chinatown


Expressions:

on the outskirts
in the suburbs/suburban area
in the city centre (UK) / downtown (US)
slum
to sleep rough, homeless
to crash (on someone’s floor)
to put someone up
to rent a house/flat/apartment X to rent OUT a house/flat/apartment
The tenant rents the flat - The landlord/landlady rents OUT the flat


Adjectives:

run-down / shabby
to renovate/restore, to do up (an area or a house, flat etc)
bustling
lively
picturesque
cosmopolitan
prosperous
inner-city
dull
depressing

Have you ever been to a dull, depressing place?
City life or country life? Which would you prefer?
What was the area you grew up in like?

to demolish, to knock down

Is it better to demolish and rebuild or renovate and restore?

Send us a comment or question craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

Next episode: Listener Questions: go and come, would and could, como leer en inglés

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

Telephone English - AIRC69

Sep 21, 2015 27:54

Description:

If you are a new listener, If this is your first time here, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

In this episode: Telephone English

Listener Feedback: Cristina from Barcelona: I need (to) speak on the phone in my work and I always am nervous (I’m always nervous). Can you explain some expression for speaking on the telephone? I love your podcasts and I learn lots of things every week. Thank you.

Telephone English

Reza and Craig agree that speaking on the phone in a foreign language is one of most difficult things to do. You can't see the other person, so you have no body language, hand gestures or facial communication.

 

Vocabulary

To dial = marcar

To put (s.o.) through = pasar/poner a alguien 

“Don't put any calls through for the next hour” - No pases ninguna llamada en la próxima hora

“I'm putting you through now.” - Ahora le paso (or pongo)

To hold (the line) = esperar (¡no cuelgue!)

To hang up = colgar

To give (s.o.) a ring/call = llamar a alguien

To phone/call (s.o.) back = volver a llamar (a alguien)

The line’s busy/engaged = está comunicando

Leave/take a message = dejar/tomar un recado

ring tone - tono de llamada

 

Expressions

 

Identifying yourself

Hi, it’s Reza speaking.

Hello, this is Craig = Soy Craig NOT I am Craig 

Good morning, my name’s Craig.

Reason for phoning

I’m ringing/calling/phoning to let you know .....

I'm ringing/I'm calling/I'm phoning to ask if .....

I'm ringing/I'm calling/I'm phoning to find out if…..

I'm ringing/I'm calling/I'm phoning because I was wondering if .....

 

Asking for people

Could I/May I speak to Craig, please?

I’d like to speak to Craig

Is Craig there, please?

Could you put Craig on, please?

I'm afraid... = me temo que... / lo siento per... I’m afraid Reza is not here/in the office

 

Asking for things

Could you…..(+infinitive without to) 

Could you ring me back later. 

Could you ask/get + PERSON to ring/call me back (later)?

Could you tell me what time the restaurant closes

 

Would you mind………(+ing) 

Would you mind sending me some information.

Would you mind asking + PERSON to get back to me, please?

 

To review polite indirect questions look at Episode 50.  http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/05/11/indirect-questions-and-travel-in-morocco-with-special-guest-nicola-airc50/  

 

Would you mind asking Reza to get back to me, please?

I'll get back to you.

I was wondering = estaba pensando…

I was wondering if we could get together next week.

 

Giving your phone number

My number is ......

You can get me on .......

You can get in touch on/You can contact me on .....

 

Ending the conversation

To get back to someone = volver a llamar a alguien

I’ll get back to you tomorrow.

 

Thank you for calling. Goodbye.

Thanks a lot then. See you.

Thanks for phoning. All the best. Bye.

 

Do you like speaking on the phone? (in Spanish?)

Do you ever prepare for phone calls before you make them?

What’s your preferred method of communication with people?

 

Send us a comment or question craig@inglespodcast.com  or belfastreza@gmail.com.

 

Next episode:  Urban living

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

Mansion interviews Bob Yareham

Sep 16, 2015 21:13

Description:

Puedes contestar las preguntas de comprensión y obtener ayuda con el vocabulario difícil en esta entrevista en inglespodcast.com 

You can answer listening comprehension questions and get help with difficult vocabulary in this interview at inglespodcast.com 

The TOEFL and IELTS Test - AIRC68

Sep 14, 2015 24:56

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you take it to the next level. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

In this episode: the TOEFL and IELTS test

Feedback:  email from Antonio Tenorio (who also nominated us for the UK podcasters’ award.

I've been looking for a way to learn English through listening to podcasts and I found this one which is helping me a lot because it's the best I ever met (heard). Reza and Craig are very skillful in (at) teaching English and they create all their podcasts in order to convey the best to their listeners. I send you a big hug and  please keep pushing and helping us to learn your greats language. Thank you.

We spoke about IELTS in Episode 15, (  http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/02/21/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-15/)  and compared IELTS to Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE etc) in Episode 24. (http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/06/05/money-money-money-must-be-funny-in-the-rich-mans-world-airc24/ )

IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System A collaboration between the British Council (the UK govt.’s cultural body and most important English language teaching org.); 

IDP: IELTS Australia ( Australian universities and recruitment/employment agency); Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Test overview 

In IELTS, there are four papers: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. There are two different IELTS modules: Academic and General Training. 

The Speaking and Listening tests are the same in both modules, but the Reading and Writing tests are different. 

Academic module 

Choose this if you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, or if you are seeking professional registration, e.g. doctors and nurses. 

General Training module 

Choose this if you wish to migrate to an English-speaking country, (e.g. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, or also USA) or if you wish to train or study at below degree level.

IELTS FORMAT - ON PAPER, not computer

Each skill is tested separately.

Listening - 40 questions, 4 sections, a variety of question types - 30 mins. approx.

Reading - 40 questions, 3 texts, a variety of question types  - 60 mins. Academic module has more academic texts, whereas General module has non-academic texts.

Writing - 2 tasks, 60 mins.

Academic Q1: write about a diagram(s) incl. some statistics. General Q1: letter responding to a situation. Q2: an essay giving your opinion on a topci.

Speaking - 3 parts: personal info; responding to a prompt card about a topic with three bullet points to talk about; conversation with examiner connected to prompt card topic - 11-14 minutes. One examiner talks to one candidate in a room. It is recorded.

Price: approximately £115 (€190, $200)

IELTS Links:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/ielts/why-take-the-test/ 

http://www.ielts.org/ 

http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/

Free or longer paid version for practice:

http://www.roadtoielts.com/testdrive/

Free apps:

http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-your-test/1001-ways-app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubl.ielts&feature=search_result

 

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOEFL iBT (computer) test. There is also a pBT (paper) version, but only available in very very few countries. 

Who accepts TOEFL?

More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. Other organizations rely on TOEFL scores as well:

Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas

Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes

Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English

TOEFL FORMAT - ON COMPUTER, not paper

During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine/integrate more than one skill, such as:

Read, listen and then speak in response to a question

Listen and then speak in response to a question

Read, listen and then write in response to a question

Reading - 60–80 minutes - 36–56 questions

Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.

Listening - 60–90 minutes - 34–51 questions

Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.

Break - 10 minutes

Speaking - 20 minutes - 6 tasks

Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks about campus situations & academic situations.

Writing - 50 minutes - 2 tasks

Question 1: Write essay response based on reading and listening tasks;  Question 2: support an opinion on a topic.

It takes approximately 10 days to get the results from the TOEFL test.

It can cost between $150 - $225, although it usually costs about $160 - $180.

Links:

General info:

http://www.ets.org/s/toefl/flash/17494/TOEFL_Resources_Web_Video.htm

Test overview:

http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/content/

What happens at test centre:

http://www.ets.org/s/toefl/flash/15571_toefl_prometric.HTML

Overview of each part of test, with a few simple questions:

http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/tour/highrez/start-web_content.HTML

Writing & Speaking video tutorial:

http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/video_library/

DOWNLOADBALE OFFICIAL free test practice:

http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/toefl_interactive_sampler/

There's some free practice here, inc. Speaking, (and a lot more if you pay):

TOEFL NETWORK-

http://www.toeflnetwork.com/#/page/5

Send us an email, or record your voice and send us a sound file, with a comment or question to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.

On next week's episode: Telephone English

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

Common mistakes made by Spanish speakers - AIRC67

Sep 7, 2015 21:20

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you take it to the next level. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

In this episode: Common mistakes made by Spanish speakers

Listener Feedback: 

A huge thank you to sara Jarabo for becoming a Patron of the show on Patreon. You can support us at www.patreon.com/inglespodcast. And thank you to all our sponsors on Patreon, Mamen, Corey, Sara and Manuel.

Olga (Sevilla)

Una duda que tengo es el significado de "QUE". Normalmente significa 'What', pero en la frase ¡que barato¡ se escribe con 'that´s' "that´s cheap". ¿Porque?

You're right, Olga - "Qué" is often translated to "what" (¿Qué hora es? - What time is it? ¿Qué es eso? - What's that?), but 'what' can also be translated as "How" or "That" in some specific expressions. 

¡Qué cara! - What a cheek! How cheeky! 'He's taking a liberty!'

Así que "¡Qué barato!" en inglés es "That's cheap" o "How cheap!". How fantastic! How wonderful! That's amazing! That's terrible! How frustrating!

It's true that quite often you'll get into problems if you try to translate directly from Spanish to English. It isn't always possible.

What's 'Tengo 20 años' - I'm 20

'Vamos a tomar una cerveza. - Let's go for a beer / Let's have a beer

Tengo hambre / sueño - I'm hungry / sleepy

Perdí el autobus - I missed the bus

It's normal to translate when you first start learning a language, but try to stop doing it as soon as possible and start thinking in English.

Common mistakes made by Spanish speakers:

I like you - tu me gustas

cocky, big-headed - arrogante, creído, engreído

'tener' is a problem, isn't it? - it doesn't necessarily translate to 'I have'

tengo calor - I'm hot

tengo sed - I'm thirsty (pronunciation /thirstee)

¡Ten cuidado! - Be careful! (Take care? - Cuídate)

tienes suerte - you're lucky

tengo frío - I'm cold

tengo prisa - I'm in a hurry

tengo miedo de/a - I'm afraid of... What are you afraid of?

tienes razón - you're right (the 3 most useful words in any marriage!) Yes dear, you're right!

I'm bored / I'm boring

The film is boring - I am bored (by the film) - 'ed' adjectives are passive. 'ing' adjectives are active.

This podcast is interested or interesting? You are interested by the podcast.

XThe people is very kind.X - a person IS... / people ARE.... 'people' is the plural noun. 'person' is the singular noun.

'I brought my books here to help you.' NOT....Xto helpingX NOT Xfor to helpX

It's the 'infinitive of purpose' (WHY?) :

I brought my books here.

- Why?

to help you.

I took a pen

- Why?

to write something.

I took a chair.

- Why?

to sit down.

I opened the door.

- Why?

to go out.

Why did you listen to Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig?

to improve my English

Why did Reza go there today?

To podcast with Craig.

TAKE and LAST

It TAKES Reza 40 minutes to get to Craig's house.

A podcast LASTS about 30 minutes. (the duration of the podcast is about 30 minutes)

X"Can you explain me how to use the verb get?X

Can you explain how to use... OR Can you explain TO ME how to use....OR Can you TELL ME how to use...

TELL and SAY

You usually SAY SOMETHING but you TELL SOMEONE

...but there are exceptions:

TELL the truth

TELL a lie

TELL a story

TELL a joke etc.

"I SAID TO my boss..." OR "I TOLD my boss."

XThere are much differents things to do in my town.X - There are many different things to do in my town.

Adjectives do not agree with the noun in English. - No 'S'!!

XI didn’t write nothing.X - "I didn't write anything." or "I wrote nothing."

Can you think of more common mistakes? Send us an email to craig@inglespodcast.com or to Reza at belfastreza@gmail.com, or send us a voice message through our website. Just click the orange button on the home page.

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

There are more podcasts to improve your English on our website at http://www.inglespodcast.com/

Vocabulary-Professions - AIRC66

Aug 31, 2015 32:56

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If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

This lesson: professions

We spoke about work vocabulary in Episodes 9, 32 and 43

Listener Feedback: DAvo9042 on iTunes Mexico: Excellent option to learn English. Simplemente el mejor método para aprender que he encontrado, incluyendo clases pagadas.

Vocabulary:

Abogado/a - Lawyer (pronunciation)

Granjero/Agricultor - Farmer

Arqueólogo - Archaeologist

Arquitecto/a - Architect

Basurero/a - Dustman (U.K.) / Garbage collector (U.S.A.)., Also 'refuse collector' and 'binman'.

Biólogo - Biologist

Cajera/0 - Cashier

Camionero/a - Lorry driver (U.K.) / Truck driver (U.S.A.)

Carnicero/a - Butcher

Cirujano/a - Surgeon

Electricista - Electrician

Enfermero/a - Nurse

Farmacéutico - Pharmacist / chemist

Físico - Physicist

Fontanero/a - Plumber

Ingeniero - Engineer

monje - monk

monja - nun

Niñera - Nanny / Nursemaid

Panadero/a - Baker

Peluquero/a - Hairdresser

Periodista - Journalist

Psicólogo/a - Psychologist

Psiquiatra / Siquiatra - Psychiatrist

Sacerdote - priest

Veterinario - Veterinary surgeon; vet (U.K.) ; Veterinarian (USA)

Thank you to our sponsor italki

traductor/a - translator

mensajero/a - courier

albañil - bricklayer, builder

banquero/a - banker

político/a - politician

cocinero/a - cook, chef

masajista - masseur (male), masseuse (female), massage therapist

esteticista - beautician, beauty specialist

torero, matador - bullfighter

musico/a - musician

peón - labourer

obrero/a - worker

obrero/a de fábrica - factory worker

peón agrícola, trabajador/a del campo -  farm worker, farmhand

taxista - taxi driver

 

Think of 2 jobs that........

...can be done from home: podcasting, writer, administrative work, translators

...do not exist anymore: typist, street gas-lighter, town crier

...young children typically want to do: police officer, firefighter, model, footballer

...are overpaid: footballers, models, bankers

...can be done by robots: production line (car manufacture), some farm work

...require absolutely no intelligence: model, fruitpicker

...will be most needed in the future: IT specialists, psychologists

...you would really hate to do: binman/dustman, prison warden, bathroom attendent

Do you think that having ‘a job for life’ is a thing of the past?

Is the most important thing about a job the salary?

If you won the lottery, would you stop working?

Is it possible to have a good family life and a successful career, or do you have to choose?

What's your opinion? Are you looking for a job at the moment? What's your dream job? Practise your speaking and send us a comment, or a question, at inglespodcast.com. We'd love to hear from you.

On next week's episode: Common mistakes made by Spanish speakers 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

More podcasts on our webpage: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

Vocabulary Review - Vegetables - AIRC65

Aug 24, 2015 27:50

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Vocabulary Review - Vegetables - AIRC65

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

 

In this episode: Vocabulary Review - Vegetables - Verduras

Listener Feedback: Rafa D on iTunes: Los podcasts son entretenidos y variados. Un recurso muy útil para reforzar el aprendizaje.

23bistadon (iTunes) Hello, your job is excellent and generous (you do excellent work). 

This is really a new era regarding the learning of languages. Thanks to the internet and people like you, giving your time and effort in such an unselfish manner. Thank you very much.

These reviews are on the Spanish iTunes. I don't know how to see comments and reviews from other countries. If you know, please tell me. I'd like to see all of your reviews.

 

Vocabulary: Vegetables (pronunciation)

Ajo - Garlic

Alcachofa - Artichoke

Apio - Celery

Batata / Moniato - Sweet potato

Berenjena - Aubergine / Eggplant

Berro - Cress, Watercress

Brécol - Broccoli

Calabacín - Courgette (UK), zucchini (US)

Calabaza - Pumpkin

Cebolla - Onion

Cebolleta - Chive 

Col, repollo - Cabbage

Coles de Bruselas - Brussel sprouts

Coliflor - Cauliflower

Endivia - Endive

Escarola - Curly endive ; Chicory

Espárrago - Asparagus

Espinacas - Spinach

Guisante - Pea

Haba - Broad bean

Judía verde - French bean

Lechuga - Lettuce

Nabo - Turnip

Pepino - Cucumber

Perejil - Parsley

Pimiento - Pepper

Puerro - Leek

Rábano - Radish

Rábano picante - Horseradish

Remolacha - Beet, Beetroot

What are you favourite vegtables? 

Reza: garlic, onion, aubergine, asparagus, red and green peppers and chilli peppers

Craig: tomatoes, broccoli, onions, garlic, eggplant, mushrooms

Which do you hate? 

Reza: celery, 

Craig: celery, radishes

Reza's salad recipe:

kale - col rizada 

spinach

cress

rocket

onion

olives

anchovies

tuna

seaweed - algas

carrot - zanahoria

Reza's secret dressing - el aliño

extra virgin Spanish olive oil

Italian balsamic vinegar

lemon juice

a clove (of garlic) - un diente (de ajo) (leave for 20 minutes then remove)

honey

French mustard

cumin seeds - comino or aniseed - anís

On next week's episode: Professions

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

False Friends - AIRC64

Aug 17, 2015 25:49

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza. We are English teachers 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, and in this podcast we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

For more podcasts to improve your English, go to inglespodcast.com

In this episode: False Friends (falso amigo/falso cognado - amigo fingido) - "A word that appears to be related to another, but it isn't."

Listener Feedback: Manuel (email)

Friends Craig and Reza

I am a lifelong student of the English language. In the future perhaps I'll go to an English-speaking country to finally learn it.

-I have been to many academies, met many professors, and different methods and none of them satisfied me.

-But now I'm happy because I found the duet "Craig and Reza", who represent the autentic way of teaching English,

 listening and grammar at the same time. CONGRATULATIONS. You are magnificent. I hope quickly a section for Pronunciation.(I hope you will have a section on pronunciation)

-I am a new follower through the monthly newsletter INGLESPODCAST, perhaps the most veteran student - eight two years old-but with great enthusiasm.

-In conclusion, I ask several questions.         

1. Where (day and Time) I may hear directly inglespodcast? - We do not broadcast the podcast live, but we publish a new episode every Sunday evening at about 8pm (Spanish time).

2. What is the actual translation of Podcast? - It is a combination of the words POD (from Apple's 'ipod' and CAST from the word 'broadcast' (emisión, transmisión)

3. What is the translation of the word PATREON? - Patreon is a company on the internet that helps people create art, music, film, dance ect (and, in our case, podcasts). It has a conection with the word 'patron' (patrocinador o rsponsor)

4. About Patreon I agree with the payment of 1 euro monthly - If you would like to sponsor us, you can go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast and sign up for the Patreon program.

5. How is the payment made? - On the Patreon webpage, you write your name, email address and credit card details. You can also donate with the PayPal system.

6. After ALL the prepositions with OF, the verb in gerund going? (Does the gerund always follow the preposition 'of'?) The verb is always in the gerund form after EVERY PREPOSITION. This is one of the rules in English.

- Thank you very much for your attention.  Don't falter - Many people trust in you - DO A GOOD JOB"

Manuel, it's a pleasure for us to have you as a listener and Reza and I are very happy that we can help you improve your English a little (and maybe entertain you as well!).

Vocabulary: False Friends

What's a false friend?

Words in two languages that look or sound similar, but are different in meaning. An example is "embarrassed" (avergonzado) and "embarazada" (pregnant), 

sensible - sensitive

librería - bookshop

propaganda - advertising (propaganda in English is biased information to promote certain ideas)

beneficio - profit

blando - soft (soso - bland)

reclamar - to complain

recuperar - to reclaim

carrera - race, degree course (NOT a career)

actual - current, present, contemporary - The current (or present) economic situation is a disaster. - La situación económica actual es desastrosa.

 (actual in English means real - "This film is based on actual events")

actualmente - presently, currently, these day

de hecho - actually, in fact

discutir - argue (not discuss)

(estar constipado) - (to have) a cold - constipation in English is estreñimiento. If you're constipated you are blocked.

embarazada - pregnant (embarrassed - avergonzado , I'm embarrassed - Me da vergüenza)

éxito - success (not the way out - salida)

sucesos - incidents, events 

extranjero - foreign/foreigner - not strange or stranger (although a lot of foreigners are strange, especially the British who live on the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol!)

tiempo - time/weather 

pretender - intend (tener la intención de) I intend to go on a diet, starting tomorrow. - Tengo la intención de hacer regimen a partir de mañana.

pretend (to do something) - to act like - hacer parecer que, simular, fingir - "He pretended to eat her ice cream." - Hizo parecer que se comía el helado.

reunión - meeting (a reunion in English is a meeting of friends or family after a long time - ¿reencuentro?) - a school reunion, a family reunion

la moto - the motorbike, el motor - the motor, the engine

simpático - pleasant, likeable - Reza es un hombre muy simpático. - He's a very likeable man. (sympathetic in English means compasivo, empático)

- They were sympathetic but could not help." Estaban de nuestra parte pero no podían ayudarnos. / He wasn't in the least sympathetic." - No mostró compasión alguna.

cook - cocinero/a

cooker - estufa, fogón, cocina, horno

un militar - a soldier (the military - fuerzas armadas)

un uniforme militar - a military uniform

If you want to get in touch (contact us) go to inglespodcast.com.

On next week's episode: Vegetables

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

 

 

 

Uses of GET - AIRC63

Aug 10, 2015 24:55

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In this episode: Uses of GET

 

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Vocabulary: Uses of GET (Tweet from Wiliam) "Can you explain (me) how to use the verb get?"

Phrasal verbs with GET

to get your head around = to understand

to get by - manage (financially) English teachers don't earn very much money, but we get by. (arreglarse)

to get on/off a train/boat/plane/bike (subir/bajar) - get in/out of a car/taxi (salir) 

get out of doing something - get out of doing the washing up (to avoid)

to get off with something (escapar, zafar, evitar una tarea, compromiso) - "The criminal commited a crime but no one caught him. He got off with it." - get away with

to get on with - (seguir con) "Get on with your homework!"

to get on with - (llevarse bien) "Do you get on well with your brothers and sisters?"

to get away with - escape punishment for a crime or bad action (salirse con la suya, zafarse de la cárcel) "I can't believe you got away with cheating on that test!"

to get over - to recover (from an illness, a surprise)Have you got over your cold yet? (recuperarse)

to get up - levantarse What time do you get up in the summer? Do you go to bed and get up later because of the heat?

to get through (to someone) - to communicate "It's difficult to get through to my wife. We always argue."

More phrasal verbs with Marie Episode 54: http://www.inglespodcast.com/marie

GET + object + -ED FORM (CAUSATIVE)

"Craig has just got his hair cut."

"Reza got/had his temperature taken by the doctor."

With GET we can say that we cause something to happen or to be done. It is a less formal way of saying 'have something done':

"I’m getting my car serviced tomorrow."

"Did you notice that I got my hair cut?"

We also use get to mean that we cause something to happen:

Sorry to keep you waiting, Sir. We’re just getting the room cleaned for you.

They got me to make a presentation at work, but I hate speaking in front of people. (They persuaded me to do it)

Can you help me get this photocopier working?

I want to get this podcast edited today.

TO GET + PLACE = REACH, ARRIVE AT A PLACE

How are you getting to Belfast?

What time did you get here?

If you leave here at 3pm, what time will you get to your flat? (get home)

Reza gets home an hour after he leaves here.

TO GET + DIRECT OBJECT = TO OBTAIN, TO RECEIVE, TO BUY

How old were you when you got your driving licence? (obtain)

How many emails do you get per day or per week? Would you rather get a letter or an email?

I need to get a new pair of shoes in the sales. Are you getting anything?

When are you getting your flat done up? (to do up = reformar, renovar, redecorar) - to decorate

una reforma = alterations, changes, remodeling, refurbishment 

to get your act together = to do what you are supposed to do, to organise yourself

to get engaged, get married, get separated, get divorced, get over it!

catapult - tirachinas, honda, resortera, gomera, tirador

to get into trouble, to get arrested, to get caught

to get in dept

Get real! (get a grip) - ¡abre los ojos! Be honest, don't lie.

TO GET + ADJECTIVE = BECOME

to get drunk

to get lucky 

Get a life!

It's getting hotter every day here in Valencia.

I am getting old. Are there any advantages in getting old? 

Do you ever get tired of teaching?

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Sign up to our email list at inglespodcast.com because we'll send you an email ever month with all the podcasts we've made and published. 

On next week's episode: False Friends

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' and by Kevin MacLeod the track was 'Your Call' available at incompetech.com

 

You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com

Cinema vocabulary - AIRC62

Aug 3, 2015 39:41

Description:

If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation. 

With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

 

Find more podcasts at inglespodcast.com

 

In this episode: Cinema vocabulary 

Listener Feedback:  (email from Javier from Scotland) Hello Craig and Reza,

This is Javi I don't know if you remember me, I emailed you about 1 month ago. I listen to your postcast every morning while I'm working as housekeeper in a hostel in Scotland. 

Personally, I don't find them so difficult to understand but I still find (it) quite difficult to understand native English speakers when they have a normal conversation. Most of the time I get lost. 

It's true that my English's gotten much better since I came here, but I know is not enough. 

I know that you've been teaching for years so if you didn't mind, I would be greatful if you could give some advice, which could help me to improve my English faster. 

I hope you're enjoying the weather in valencia, 

 

Best regards from Fort William.

Thank you so much, Javier Trimiño 

 

I'm not enjoying the weather in Valencia, Javi, and I wish I was in Scotland! I hate the heat and humidity.

 

Time and practice! - go to pubs, start conversations, smile and be friendly. Speak to anyone who will listen.

You're listening to podcasts in English, which is great! - Make friends, socialise as much as possible. Go out with people.

Speak to people in the hostel. Ask lots of questions - Ask where the baked beans are.

 

Elemental English: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2zQDH2yG55rf3kU8cYXQSQ 

Vocabulary: Cinema vocabulary

The music of a film - soundtrack

The people who watch a film - audience (sport - spectators)

When actors and actresses practise for a film or a play - rehearsal / to rehearse

The person who makes the film and tells the actors what to do - director (pronunciation)

The person who pays the money to make the film - producer

The dialogue of a film - script

Someone who does the dangerous things in a film - stuntperson

All of the actors and actresses in a film - the cast

The building where films are made - studio

The places where the film is shot outside the studio - on location  

The continuation of a story in a book or a film - sequel

The part that an actor or actress plays in a film or a play - role

Images which are made by computer - special effects

When somebody writes an opinion of a film, play or book - review (the person is a critic)

The way an actor or an actress acts - performance  

A successful film which earns a lot of money - a box office success, blockbuster (Jurassic World - grossed $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend - estreno = premiere, opening release, first release) 

 

More vocabulary:

 

dubbed = doblado

subtitles = subtítulos

plot = argumento

the leading man/lady = the stars

the supporting actors/cast - "WHo's in it? / Who's in the film?

good guys and bad guys = the goodies and the badies

a cameo role = aparición breve 

femme fatale

to take place - The action takes place....

to be set (in)...

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Adjectives of Character - AIRC61

Jul 27, 2015 39:12

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With over 40 years of teaching between us, we'll help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

Hello Mamen. This lesson's for you. 

In this episode: Adjectives of Character

Listener Feedback: 

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This year they are having the first UK podcasts awards there. Please nominate Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig

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Thank you so much. I hope with your help we can get to the final of the awards. 

 

Vocabulary: Adjectives of Character

How would you describe Mamen? - cool, laid-back, generous and kind and friendly.

Use 'a bit...' to moderate a negative adjective. "She's a bit unfriendly."

'Quite' before an adjective can mean 'very' or 'a little', depending on the stress adn intonation.

"Reza's QUITE friendly." - He's very friendly.

"Reza's QUITE friendly." (rising intonation) - He's a bit friendly, but not very.

 

despistado - forgetful, absent-minded 

ambicioso - ambitious

pesado - annoying, irritating, boring, tiresome(a pain in the neck!)

discutidor - argumentative

malhumorado- bad-tempered

creído - big-headed

de mala leche, venenoso - bitchy

valiente - brave

descuidado, poco cuidadoso - careless

prudente - cautious

presumido - conceited, full of oneself

cobarde - cowardly

encantador - charming

alegre, jovial - cheerful

soso, aburrido - dull, boring

coqueta - flirtatious

amigable, simpático, agradable - friendly, amiable (formal)

amable - kind

tranquilo, relajado - laid-back

perezoso, vago - lazy

fiel - loyal

tacaño - mean, tight, stingy

de humor cambiante - moody

ingenuo, inocentón - naive

malo, travieso (niños) - naughty (children)

de actitud abierta, sin prejuicios - open-minded, broad-minded

de mentalidad cerrada, intolerante - narrow-minded

cortés, educado - polite

orgulloso - proud

fiable, confiable - reliable, trustworthy

seguro de sí mismo - self-confident

egoísta - selfish

sensato - sensible

sensible - sensitive

tímido, vergonzoso - shy

estricto, severo, riguroso - strict

terco, testarudo, tozudo - stubborn, obstinate ("as stuborn as a donkey")

comprensivo - sympathetic (understanding)

conversador, hablador - talkative, chatty

digno de confianza - trustworthy

raro, extraño - weird, strange, odd

 

Prefixes: 

ambitious - un - unambitious

Careless - careful

cheerful - cheerless

friendly - unfriendly

kind - unkind

polite - impolite

loyal - disloyal

reliable - unreliable

sensitive - insensitive

selfish - unselfish, selfless

sympathetic - unsympathetic

talkative - shy, untalkative

trustworthy - untrustworthy

 

Choose 3 positive and 3 negative that describe Reza and Craig. 

Reza thinks that Craig is friendly, kind and trustworthy. Craig thinks that he's laid-back, polite and kind.

Reza thinks that Craig is also overgenerous and fanatical about Mickey Mouse.

Reza thinks that he is also trustworthy, talkative and sensitive. Craig thinks that Reza is trustworthy, kind and cheerful.

Reza thinks that he is annoying, selfish and unambitious. Craig doesn't think that Reza is lazy and stubborn, but he thinks that of himself. He thinks Reza can sometimes be naive, but in a good way.

What's Craig's least favourite trait/characteristic in:

a) a friend - untrustworthiness, dishonesty

b) a lover - untrustworthiness, dishonesty

c) a work colleague - selfishness, dishonesty

 

What's Reza's least favourite trait/characteristic in:

a) a friend - untrustworthiness

b) a lover - unfaithfulness

c) a work colleague - reliablity

What charateristics does Craig lack: consistency

Reza would like to be irresistible to women

What are the main characteristics of Martin Luther King - perserverance

James Bond - irresistible, cool. cold-blooded

Mickey Mouse - big-eared, humourous, funny, entertaining, magnetic, charming, friendly, laid-back

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Mansion interviews Jason Keiles from busuu.com

Jul 22, 2015 19:10

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Today we're speaking to Jason Keiles from busuu.com to find out how busuu can help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

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1.What does Jason say makes busuu different from other language learning websites

2. What is the average number of subscribers to busuu on a daily basis?

3. When you first sign up with busuu to learn a language you

4. If you pay 5 euros per month for a one-year subscription, you get

5. The main difference between the mobile apps and the busuu desktop software is

a) the course content and exercises

b) the navigation

c) the price

6. What's the youngest age a child can study a language on the busuu iPad app?

7. What is the GSET test?

8. What does Jason say he misses about the US

 

Vocabulary

to register = inscribir, registrar

subscribers = suscriptores

to set up (a profile) = montar

unlock = liberar, abrirse

to sign up = inscribir, registrar

feature = aplicación, característica

to log in = iniciar sesión, acceder al sistema

a game changer = punto de inflexión, algo revolucionario, algo que cambia las reglas del juego

growth = crecimiento 

uptake = aceptación, consumo

in the pipeline = en proyecto 

resources = recursos

to enhance = mejorar

engaging = atractivo, interesante, cautivador

to launch / roll out = lanzar, introducir

emerging markets = mercados emergentes

vast = grande, amplio, enorme

melting pot = crisol 

a pint of lager = una pinta de cerveza rubia

 

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And thank you to you for listening to this Mansion Interview. You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com and you can study English free at mansioningles.com

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The ‘-ed’ ending on past regular verbs - AIRC60

Jul 19, 2015 18:53

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In this episode: The ‘-ed’ ending on past regular verbs 

 

Listener Feedback: Anonymous (audio feedback) Hola. Mucho gusto estar normalmente en el aire.

We are the champions. We...Come on baby. Yes. Goodnight!

 

Franz Jhonny Jallasi 

 

Hello Craig and Reza. I would like to ask something. How can I pronounce these words in the past tense?

 

to change, to follow, to play, to kidnap (secuestrar, raptar) , to murder, to peek (to look quickly - dar un vistazo, a peek=ojeada, vistazo - echar una ojeada or miradita) 

 

"The baby was sleeping so we just peeked in the window." 

"No peeking!" - ¡Sin mirar!

 

I live in Bolivia, La Paz Ive been working like (as) a locksmith and studing English for two years and a half (two and a half years)

I always follow you in your podcasts, I would like it very much if you never stop your grammar explanations.

Please go on with your help (it) is very kind of you. 

Good bye and please continue with your podcasts.

 

 

Pronunciation – The ‘-ed’ endings on past regular verbs

 

The –ed ending is added to regular verbs in the simple past and the past participle. 

 

It can be difficult to pronounce correctly, even at advanced level. 

 

Luckily, there are some guidelines to help you pronounce this correctly.

 

There are three different ways to pronounce the –ed ending. However, the majority of endings have the 'e' as silent. It is not often pronounced.

 

Two words in which the 'e' is pronounced are 'started' and 'collided'.

 

If the final sound of the infinitive is a /t/ or a /d/ sound, the 'e' is pronounced. For example, want - wanTED. Need - neeDED.

 

 

1./t/ after voiceless sounds (you can identify a voiceless sound by putting your hand on your head or your throat and checking for vibration. If there’s no vibration, it’s a voiceless sound). 

 

Examples of voiceless sounds are: 

 

/p/ - play

/s/ - say

/th/ - three

/ch/ - chips

/h/ - hello

/sh/ - wash

 

Here are some verbs that end with the /t/ sound after a voiceless sound:

 

helped

boxed

asked

impressed

pushed

laughed

 

2./d/ after a voiced sound (voiced sounds can be identified by feeling vibration when you place your hand on your head or your throat). 

 

Here are some examples:

 

/j/ - July

/d/ - dad

/g/ - give

/b/ - baby

/th/ - these

/n/ - nine

 

Here are some verbs that end with the /d/ sound after a voiced sound:

 

poured

explained

tried

robbed

required

stayed

 

3./Id/ after the sounds /d/ and /t/:

added

wanted

needed

ended

confided

inflated

acted

 

Listen and repeat the 3 groups with Reza and I.

 

Now choose the correct –ed sound for the words that Franz suggested: 

 

to change - changed

to follow - followed

to peek - peek

to play - pleyed

to kidnap - kidnapped

to murder - murdered

 

try some more:

 

start - started

live - lived

watch - watched

kiss - kissed

visit - visited

laugh - laughed

end - ended

edit - edited

love - loved

park - parked

record - recorded

 

 

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Send any comments or questions about this show to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com. Or, better still, send us a voice message at inglespodcast.com

 

In next week's episode we'll be talking about common mistakes made by Spanish speakers.

 

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later' 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary: Word Formation - AIRC59

Jul 13, 2015 39:34

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Today Mansion Interviews Mónica Stocker from El Blog Para Aprender Inglés and EBPAI.com

Jul 12, 2015 24:33

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Job Interview Questions - AIRC58

Jul 6, 2015 44:07

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Adverbs of frequency and strong collocations with 'and' - AIRC57

Jun 29, 2015 26:25

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We are going to help you improve your English, grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation!

In this episode: Adverbs of frequency and strong collocations

 

Listener Feedback: 

Hello my friends, I am from Argentina and, of course, you are my friends because you travel in my car every day when I go to my work, 15 minutes each time (each way / there and back)), 4 times a day. 

I really like you and I enjoy your podcasts. I listen (TO) them again and again. 

I have got them in my mp3 player and I laugh with your laughings (with your laughter/I laugh when you laugh/I laugh aloud with you). 

I am trying to listen and listen because it is very difficult to me to understand conversations, I read English good enough (quite well/well enough) and my interest is for traveling to other countries. 

Please correct this and I send a big hug to both of you.

 

A question from Pau (the question king!)

You look very much happier today, David! (is it correct?), I am telling you that (asking you this) because I have found that it is possible to use "very much" with the comparative, 

but I don't see the particle "than" anywhere, so I'm a bit confused...

 

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Grammar: Adverbs of Frequency

siempre - always 

casi siempre - almost always 

normalmente - usually, normally 

a menudo - often 

a veces - sometimes 

raramente - rarely 

casi nunca - hardly ever 

nunca - never

We usually put adverbs of frequency BEFORE the main verb (antes del verbo principal): "I usually get up at 8." - Usualmente me levanto a las 8.

 

This is also true if there is an auxiliary verb: "I have often thought of emigrating." - He pensado muchas veces en emigrar.

But, we put adverbs of frequency AFTER the verb TO BE: (después del verbo "to be"): "Reza is never late" - Reza nunca llega tarde. (Reza is occasionally late - occasionally = ocasionalmente)

Sometimes, adverbs of frequency can be put at the beginning or at the end (en posición final o inicial): "Normally, I get up at 8." - "I get up at 8, normally."

 

Expressions of frequency:

una vez a la semana - once a week 

dos veces al día - twice a day 

tres o cuatro veces al mes - three or four times a month 

todos los viernes - every Friday 

cada dos horas - every two hours

todos los días - every day

 

How often do you.....

go back to Belfast? - 3 or 4 times a year

How often do you visit your family in Moraira? - about twice a month / every 2 weeks

have a fried English breakfast? - I hardly ever have on these days

drink Guinness? - I often drink Guinness when I'm in Ireland, but I almost never drink Guinness when I'm in Spain

speak Valencian? - rarely, 3 times a year

Watch football - very rarely

go to bed before 11pm - not often, about once a week

wear socks with sandles - now, never!

swear (decir palabrotas, soltar tacos) - once or twice a day

record a podcast - about once a fortnight, once overy 2 or 3 weeks

get your haircut - about once every 2 or 3 months

 

Vocabulary: Strong collocations

Sometimes in English you might come across two words joined together with "and".

The order of these words is a very strong collocation and it's usually fixed. For example,

fish and chips (no se dice Xchips and fishX).

Here are some more examples:

neat and tidy

pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages)

gin and tonic

rock and roll

trial and error

peace and quiet

toast and marmalade

stocks and shares

black and white

thunder and lightening

Ladies and gentlemen 

boys and girls

life and death

right and wrong

black and blue 

thick and thin

in sickness and in health

for better and for worse

 

Craig and Reza's Weekly wind-ups (to wind up = annoy, irritate, bother: fastidiar, disgustar, molestar)

Reza: People who ask a question and then don't listen to what you say

Craig: The number of messages, alerts or "things you have to deal with" on apps - Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, always that small number, in a circle, on your phone (more than your PC) it signifies "there's something I haven't done." 

 

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Either and Neither, Parts of the body - AIRC56

Jun 22, 2015 32:15

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Full FCE Speaking Test with Bea and Tatiana - PassFCE14

Jun 19, 2015 35:59

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Linking words: but, even though/although, however, in spite of/despite etc, shopping expressions - AIRC55

Jun 15, 2015 34:19

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Mansion interviews Kevin Chen from iTalki.com

Jun 9, 2015 27:30

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Phrasal Verbs with special guest Marie - AIRC54

Jun 8, 2015 30:15

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Mansion interviews Paul Urwin from 100percentbusinessenglish.com

Jun 4, 2015 21:02

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Other and another, currently and recently, ordering in a restaurant - AIRC53

May 31, 2015 30:14

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Word Formation: Reading and Use of English part three - PassFCE13

May 28, 2015 25:03

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Phrasal verbs with 'up', England, Britain, Great Britain and the UK, gerunds and infinitives, asking for directions - AIRC52

May 25, 2015 53:36

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Prepositions at the end of questions and phrasal verbs - AIRC51

May 18, 2015 29:12

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Indirect questions and travel in Morocco with special guest Nicola - AIRC50

May 12, 2015 26:37

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Mansion Interviews Grammar Girl

May 7, 2015 09:21

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Uses of the pronoun 'it', Dentist vocabulary, How about...? and What about...? - AIRC49

May 4, 2015 41:36

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Mansion Interviews Alex from Verbling

Apr 27, 2015 20:03

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Grammar: Even though, Even when, Even so, Even if. Vocabulary: Crime - AIRC48

Apr 24, 2015 39:03

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Mansion interviews Bob Wilson from Autoenglish

Apr 16, 2015 22:17

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Speaking Part 1 with Miguel and Pau, PassFCE-12

Apr 8, 2015 22:53

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Reflexive pronouns and shopping vocabulary - AIRC47

Apr 3, 2015 37:28

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Mansion interviews Luke Thompson from Luke's English Podcast

Mar 31, 2015 26:21

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Speaking Part 1 with Aida and Marta, PassFCE-11

Mar 29, 2015 26:13

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Say and tell, economy and money vocabulary and idioms - AIRC46

Mar 21, 2015 30:23

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Mansion Interviews Harry and Frances about the Second World War

Mar 14, 2015 16:10

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Bare and Bear, So and such, Weekly wind-ups and your feedback - AIRC45

Mar 12, 2015 37:32

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An Overview of the FCE Writing Paper - PassFCE-10

Mar 9, 2015 18:31

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The difference between like and as and the pronunciation of can and can't - AIRC44

Mar 1, 2015 29:51

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A Full FCE speaking test with Tatiana and Nacho - PassFCE-9

Feb 28, 2015 30:35

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An overview of the Reading and Use of English paper and speaking with Virtu who is studying for the FCE exam - PassFCE-8

Feb 23, 2015 26:37

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How to have a Job interview in English and work vocabulary - AIRC43

Feb 22, 2015 41:37

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Mansion Interviews Kieran about business English

Feb 16, 2015 33:41

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Infinitives with and without 'to', perfect, passive and progressive infinitives. Health vocabulary - AIRC42

Feb 8, 2015 42:32

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An Overview of the Listening Paper. Tips and Advice - PassFCE-7

Feb 1, 2015 13:17

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Modal verbs in the past with Special Guest Gill - Inbetween-a-sode

Jan 26, 2015 28:16

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The definite and indefinite article, A, AN, THE, ZERO with special guest Bea - AIRC41

Jan 16, 2015 31:11

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I like to go/I like going - Would/Could - I can't help + gerund, I don't feel like + gerund, I didn't mean to + infinitive - AIRC40

Jan 2, 2015 32:10

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It seems to be, the verb 'to get' and Merry Christmas - AIRC39

Dec 26, 2014 43:40

Description:

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Mansion Interviews Aisla about Instagram

Dec 25, 2014 05:52

Description:

You can answer comprehension questions about this interview at inglespodcast.com

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Must, ought to and should, Vocabulary in the home 'the kitchen' and pronunciation of difficult words - AIRC38

Dec 21, 2014 47:17

Description:

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An Interview with Experienced FCE teacher Gill Hamilton - PassFCE-6

Dec 21, 2014 27:59

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Probability adverbs; certainly, maybe, perhaps, Vocabulary: In the home, housework - AIRC37

Dec 16, 2014 23:56

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How to Improve your Speaking. An overview of the Oral Test - PassFCE-5

Dec 10, 2014 11:30

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Mansion Interviews Ella McNaught

Dec 3, 2014 06:37

Description:

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How to Organize your Vocabulary for the Cambridge First exam- PassFCE-4

Nov 30, 2014 17:50

Description:

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Aprende inglés gratis con La Mansión del Inglés

More clauses and Phrases, Pronunciation: good/wood/would, Vocabulary: The Car - AIRC36

Nov 27, 2014 38:22

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7 reasons why you should study for the FCE exam at a language academy - PassFCE-3

Nov 21, 2014 10:01

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Clauses, phrases and sentences, 'I've been/I've gone', pronunciation: 'bear','beard','beer', Vocabulary: 'In the home' - AIRC35

Nov 17, 2014 43:05

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Do you have the level for FCE First Certificate Exam? - PassFCE-2

Nov 14, 2014 08:35

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Mansion Interviews David Palencia from dawayingles.com

Nov 11, 2014 01:13:00

Description:

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What is the FCE exam? Why take First Certificate? How can you register with Cambridge? - PassFCE-1

Nov 3, 2014 09:35

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Will, Australian colloquial English, idioms and your questions - AIRC34

Nov 1, 2014 39:42

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The imperative, American colloquial English, idioms and listener questions - AIRC33

Oct 19, 2014 34:04

Description:

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Although / even though / despite / in spite of, work vocabulary, idioms - AIRC32

Oct 10, 2014 34:49

Description:

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Mixed conditionals, If only, I wish, conversation expressions, fun / funny, idioms - AIRC31

Sep 26, 2014 33:32

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3rd conditional, conversation expressions, idioms - AIRC30

Sep 15, 2014 31:23

Description:

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Siestas and Sandinistas - An interview with Mel and Victoria - AIRC29

Jul 31, 2014 24:40

Description:

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Been / being, technology vocabulary, animal idioms - AIRC28

Jul 25, 2014 31:14

Description:

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Should / had better for giving advice, music vocabulary, illogical idioms - AIRC27

Jul 15, 2014 31:41

Description:

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Must / have to, sport vocabulary, idioms - AIRC26

Jul 2, 2014 44:09

Description:

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An interview with Melissa and Becky - AIRC25

Jun 19, 2014 52:13

Description:

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May / might, money verbs, Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS - AIRC24

Jun 5, 2014 24:56

Description:

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Modal verbs introduction, money vocabulary, guess the phrasal verb - AIRC23

May 26, 2014 28:20

Description:

Libsyn: Puedes ver las trascripciones y las notas de los episodios de nuestros podcasts en inglespodcast.com 

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Too / also, family vocabulary, 'to burn down', 'to print off/out' - AIRC22

May 15, 2014 23:10

Description:

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The future, present continuous, going to, will, Restaurant vocabulary and expressions, 'look forward to', 'get away with' - AIRC21

Apr 29, 2014 29:26

Description:

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Question tags, cooking verbs, phrasal verb test - AIRC20

Apr 14, 2014 31:33

Description:

Libsyn: Puedes ver las trascripciones y las notas de los episodios de nuestros podcasts en inglespodcast.com  

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Me neither, me too / neither do I / so do I, shopping vocabulary, 'to bring up', 'to go off' - AIRC19

Apr 7, 2014 27:45

Description:

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Present perfect simple and continuous with special guest Bea - AIRC18

Mar 24, 2014 30:10

Description:

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The passive, sport vocabulary, 'look up', 'get over' - AIRC17

Mar 12, 2014 22:13

Description:

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Reported speech, British and American English, Cambridge FCE Exam, phrasal verb test - AIRC16

Mar 5, 2014 30:14

Description:

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More gerunds and infinitives, good / well, Relationships vocabulary, 'to look after' - AIRC15

Feb 22, 2014 37:28

Description:

We now have a home for our podcasts at: inglespodcast.com

 

What's the difference between GOOD and WELL? (Mara from Valencia)

He's a good footballer (adjective)

There are meny goods produced in Valencia (noun)

Would you like some more coffee? - No thank you, I'm good (Am. English), No thank you, I'm fine (Br. English)

Well (adjective) How are you? - I'm well. / Do you feel well?

Well (adverb) - He runs well. She works well

He's a good swimmer. He swims well.

Well (noun) = un pozo It has that meaning as well (también)

 

Juan Carlos (Barcelona) asks: "Vale la pena tener el IELTS?"

IELTS tests your level of English. You cannot pass or fail IELTS. It is used as an acceptance requirement in many universities. 

It can also be needed if you apply for a visa to certain countries or if you wish to emigrate to certain countries.

IELTS is only valid for 2 years.

Learn more about IELTS here: https://www.ielts.org/

 

Gramática:  More gerunds and infinitives

decide (decidir) - Reza decided to go out for the day

avoid (evitar) - I avoided studying for the IELTS exam

finish (terminar) - Reza finished eating and left the restaurant.

feel like (tener ganas hacer algo) - Reza feels like sleeping

forget (olvidarse) - If you have forgotten 'forget', listen again to episode 14.

promise (prometer) - I promise to help you

agree (estar de acuerdo) - We agreed to stop fighting and become friends. (¡OJO! - We agreed ON doing something)

enjoy (disfrutar) - Reza enjoys doing these podcasts. - I enjoyed myself at the party.

fancy (apetecer) - What do you fancy doing tonight? Reza fancies having a gin and tonic.

refuse (rechazar) - I refuse to give you the money.

offer (ofrecer) - He offered to help me.

hope / expect (esperar) - I hope to pass my exams (you want it to happen) - I expect to pass my exams (you think it is going to happen)

mind (importar) - Do you mind waiting? - I mind waiting for someone to come. - Do you mind if I smoke? - Would you mind if I sat here?

miss (echar de menos) - I miss seeing my friends. - Reza misses drinking Guinness.

suggest (proponer/sugerir) - I suggest seeing your doctor. - I suggest you see the doctor.

seem (parecer) - He seems to be happy.

Puedes estudiar más gerundios y infinitivos aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer03_5.htm

 

Vocabulary Corner: Valentines Day

to meet / to know / to get to know someone = conocer a alguien

I've known John for a long time. I met him five years ago. Tonight I'm going to meet him at the pub.

to go out with someone = salir con alguien

I'm going out with a girl/boy.

to fall in love = enamorarse - to love someone, to be in love with someone, to fall out of love with someone.

to be crazy/mad about someone = estar chiflado por alguien - to be head over heels on love.

to have a row = reñir(se) I had a row with my neighbour 

to get on well = llevarse bien

to fancy someone = sentirse atraído por alguien (to find someone atractive)

to have an affair (with) = tener una aventura

to kiss = besar(se) 

Estudiar más vocabularo aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer03_1.htm

 

Phrasal verb: to look after (cuidarse ó cuidar a alguien)

Los phrasal verbs, o 'multi-word verbs' (verbos de dos o más palabras) están formados por un verbo y pequeñas palabras (preposiciónes o partículas adverbiales). 

A veces el significado del verbo cambia a un significado completamente diferente "Look(mirar) + after(después) = cuidarse"!!!

Los phrasal verbs se usan mucho en el inglés informal.

Algunos phrasal verbs tienen más de un significado. (take off - Aprender inglés con Reza y Craig - 14)

En algunos phrasal verbs podemos insertar el complemento entre el verbo y la partícula, o ponerlo después. 

Pero cuando el complemento es un pronombre, siempre va entre el verbo y la partícula.

I took my clothes off. (I took them off)   X I took off them X

... o bien

"I took off my clothes."

Normalmente un phrasal verb se corresponde a un solo verbo en español. "go away" "go in" "go out" "go back" 

El uso de los 'phrasal verbs' es más frecuente en el lenguaje común. En el lenguaje escrito, suelen emplearse verbos equivalentes cuando es posible.

"Take the cover off and put the key in"  "Remove the cover and insert the key"

Study phrasal verbs with the CD "Get ahead with Phrasal Verbs" by Mike Hardinge : http://www.mansioningles.com/otrosproductos/phrasal/phrasal_verbs.htm

 

Send us an email, or a sound file (mensaje de voz en mp3) with a comment or question to craig@inglespodast.com or contact Reza at: belfastreza@gmail.com.

Puedes darnos estrellas y una reseña en iTunes.

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

 

Gerunds / infinitives, film vocabulary, pronunciation: /dj/, 'to take off' – AIRC14

Feb 11, 2014 25:06

Description:

Feedback/News: Reza and Craig are back into the routine of teaching after the Christmas break.

A question from Silvio: After verbs like love, start, stop...the following verbs have to go with a

gerund, I think. However,I have read : "It started to rain."

Why not: "It starting raining."?

 

Gramática: Gerunds and infinitives

"It started to rain" and "it started raining" are both correct.

Reza stopped smoking years ago. (he stopped the activity of smoking)

Reza was walking down the road when he stopped to pick up a coin (una moneda). (He stopped doing one thing - walking down the road - to do another thing - pick up a coin)

Reza and Craig stopped podcasting to have a cup of tea.

MAKE (obligar/forzer) - to make someone do something

My teacher made me do my homework again.

Reza made me sing the Mickey Mouse song.

LET (dejar/dar permiso) - Craig lets Reza say many silly things in the podcast.

ALLOW - Allow me to ask a question.

PERMIT - Craig permits Reza to say silly things.

LOVE - "Craig loves/likes to drink coffee" or "Craig loves/likes drinking coffee."

FORGET - I forgot to close the door. (think about something BEFORE it happens)

I forgot giving John the money. (I have no memory of something that ALREADY happpened.

REMEMBER - I remember turning off the gas.

Reza remembers growing up in Belfast. (PAST)

Remember to phone me tomorrow. (FUTURE)

Remember to buy milk on your way home from work.

Study more gerunds and infinitives in our intermediate course: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer03_5.htm 

 

Miiguelitoo Goonzaleez (Facebook)

Hello, I have a question : "When should I use this word "awesome"?"

The Roman Empire was an awesome force.

This podcast is awesome! (cool, great, wonderful, amazing, incredible)

 

Pronunciación: /dj/ 

judge

June. July, January, jazz, jolly good!

 

Phrasal verb: To take off

Take your books off the table (literal - to remove)

What time did your plane take off? (idiomatic - despegar)

Some comics are good at taking off politicians (impersonar, hacer el ridiculo)

Reza has taken off his trousers! (quitar la ropa)

Our podcast has really taken off. (Idiomatic)  - Nuestro podcast ha tenido mucho éxito.

A business can also "take off"

 

Vocabulary Corner: films/movies

film (UK)

movie (US) - motion picture

dubbed - doblado

subtitled - subtiulado

review (crítica) - a film review, a book review, a review of a play etc. / critic (the person who writes the review)

screenplay / script (guión) Script is a more general word, screenplay is for films,

'teleplay' is a script for television.

 

Practise cinema vocabulary in our intermediate course:

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer15_1.htm

 

Send us an email, or a sound file (mensaje de voz en mp3) with a comment or question to mansionteachers@yahoo.es or belfastreza@gmail.com.

 

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Coffee with Craig and Jonny

Feb 1, 2014 17:29

Description:

The full audio interview with Craig and Jonny.

Watch the video and answer comprension questions here: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles09.htm

Ver el video y contesta las preguntas de comprensión aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles09.htm

Coffee with Craig and Anne

Feb 1, 2014 28:03

Description:

The full audio interview with Craig and Anne.

Watch the video and answer comprension questions here: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles08.htm

Ver el video y contesta las preguntas de comprensión aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles08.htm

Coffee with Craig and Patrick

Feb 1, 2014 37:05

Description:

The full audio interview with Craig and Patrick.

Watch the video and answer comprension questions here: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles07.htm

Ver el video y contesta las preguntas de comprensión aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles07.htm

For / during / while, travel vocabulary, 'to pick up', job interviews - AIRC13

Feb 1, 2014 26:19

Description:

Feedback/News: Thank you to Enrique (Colombia) for his comment that Craig's Spanish is improving.

 

Gramática:  For, During and While

A question on Facebook from David Blanco Vargas from Sevilla

How to use during

During is a preposition which is used before a noun (during + noun) to say when something happens. It does not tell us how long it happened. For example:

"Nobody spoke during the meeting."

"We don't get any snow here in Valencia during the winter."

"During my childhood I lived on a farm."

How to use while 

When is used to talk about two things that are happening at the same time. The length of time is not important. Remember that while is used with a subject and a verb (while + subject + verb). For example:

"The phone rang while (or when) I was having a shower."

"I met my girlfriend while (or when) we were travelling in South America."

"I'll speak to you when (not XwhileX) I finish my work."

How to use for 

For is a preposition which is used with a period to say how long something goes on:

"We've been podcasting for 2 months."

"I've been living in Valencia for 16 years."

Reza has been teaching English for 20 years."

"Craig has know Reza for a while" (un rato)

 

Vocabulary Corner: Travel words

Trip (countable noun) / travel (is an uncountable noun and a verb)

To go on a trip

to go on a business trip

Journey - 

The journey from Madrid to Valencia takes about 3 and a half hours

Flight (noun) / Fly (verb)

Reza's flight to Belfast was about two and half hours. He took a flight from Alicante.

Voyage - travelling by ship or in space

Cruise - Reza has never been on a cruise. He'd like to cruise around the Mediterranean. 

The titanic wasn't a cruise. It didn't stop at many different places.

 

Learn and revise travel vocabulary in our holiday lesson:

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer11_1.htm 

 

Phrasal verb: To pick up

Can you pick up that box for me, it’s very heavy. (literal)

I'll pick you up tomorrow morning and take you to the airport. (Idiomatic) - to drop off

"Pick me up at my hotel and drop me off at the airport."

I'll give you a lift - Can you give me a lift to the supermarket?

Give me a ride (American English)

A gin and tonic is a 'pick me up'.

I picked up a girl at a party yesterday, but she wouldn’t give me her phone number. (Idiomatic)

to pick up/to chat up = ligar

to get off with (a girl/boy) = to kiss etc......

 

Pronunciación: Greetings

How are you? - I'm fine

How's it going? - Fine, what about you?

How're you doing? - I'm great, and you?

What's up? 

Alright?

Whatcha!

G'day! (Australia)

good morning (in Ireland) NOT X"Top of the morning to you!"X

 

Reza's Top Tip: Job Interviews

Search on YouTube.com for "job interviews"

Record yourself with a camcorder or with your mobile phone.

Use video to improve your body language and pronunciation.

 

Listen to a job interview and practise work vocabulary:

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer22_6.htm

 

If you need help with interviews and translatons, contact Reza at belfastreza@gmail.com

 

Send us an email, or a sound file (mensaje de voz en mp3) with a comment or question to mansionteachers@yahoo.es or belfastreza@gmail.com.

 

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The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

 

 

Coffee with Craig and Lucy

Jan 31, 2014 22:13

Description:

The full audio interview with Craig and Lucy.

Watch the video and answer comprension questions here: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles06.htm

Ver el video y contesta las preguntas de comprensión aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles06.htm

Coffee with Craig and Wayne

Jan 31, 2014 21:54

Description:

The full audio interview with Craig and Wayne.

Watch the video and answer comprension questions here: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles05.htm

Ver el video y contesta las preguntas de comprensión aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles05.htm

Mansion Ingles Podcast December 2013 - Aprende gramática y vocabulario inglés

Jan 30, 2014 45:54

Description:

Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 68 recorded for December 2013.

En el nivel básico practicamos el gerundio, las palabras que terminan en ing y también los grupos o familias de palabras - Word families.

Tenemos un poco de gramática en el nivel intermedio y también algunas colocaciones con los verbos.

We practise some collective nouns at advanced level, and also we help you with what to say in English in certain social situations There's also business vocabulary, as usual, and a translation exercise, all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podéis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, ve a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.

Ok, vamos a empezar con el nivel básico y el gerundio - The gerund, en inglés. ¿cómo se dice el verbo gustar en inglés? - to like; I like, he likes, she likes, we like etc. Cuando empleas otro verbo después del verbo like, puede ser de forma gerundio o de forma infinitive, pero normalmente, cuando hablamos de las actividades y no del resultado de las actividades, usamos el gerundio. Eschucha y repite:

jugar - to play - playing - playing video games. Do you like? Do you like playing video games. I don't like playing video games.

Ver - to watch - repite - to watch - Watching TV. I like watching TV. I like watching sport on TV. I like watching football on TV. Do you like watching TV? - Do you like watching football on TV?

Do you like studying? -  to study - estudiar - repite: studying - I don't like studying - Do you like studying?

¿Cómo se dice comprar? - to buy - repite: buy - buying - Do you like buying books? - Do you like buying clothes - Do you like buying shoes?

To camp - acampar - camping. to go camping - Do you like going camping?

¿Cómo se dice leer en inglés? to read - Repite: to read. reading - reading books - Do you like reading books? - I like reading - I like reading books - My girlfriend likes reading - she likes reading books - she likes reading detective books.

Ducharte - to have a shower - Repite: to have a shower. - having a shower - I like having a shower. I like having a shower in the morning. It wakes me up. Me despierta - It wakes me up. - Repite: It wakes me up. A shower wakes me up. A shower in the morning wakes me up. I like having a hot shower in the morning.

Board games son juegos de mesa. Repite: board games - to play - to play board games - playing board games - I like playing board games. Do you like playing board games?

¿Cómo se dice acostarte? - to go to bed. Repite: to go to bed - going to bed - I like going to bed. I like going to bed early - Do you like going to bed early? I always go to bed early during the week.

Well done! - !Muy bien!

También en el nivel básico este mes hemos estudiado algunas palabras en grupo. Las familias de palabras o Word Families. Por ejemplo, si digo short y tall, tal vez das cuenta que tall (o sea, alto) es el antónimo de short - bajo: alto-bajo, tall-short. Entonces, si digo easy, ¿Qué me vas a decir? ¿Cuál es el antónimo de easy? Pues, difficult. ¿y cheap? - expensive.

A ver si puedes identificar la familia de las siguientes palabras y decir qué palabra en inglés viene despues de las palabras que voy a decir. Luego, repite las palabras conmigo para practicar la pronunciación. ¿Listos? Ready?

football - play             work -  do                  TV - watch

father - son                mother - daughter              brother - sister

apples, oranges, bananas - fruit 

shirts, socks, dresses - clothes 

chairs, tables, sofas - furniture

1st - first            2nd - second             3rd - third

Ok good, now moving on to the intermediate section, and in this month's cuaderno we looked at some general grammar. For example, the word 'yet' with the present perfect when it means todavía o aún - She isn't here yet. - Todavía no llega. o Aún no llega. Repeat: She isn't here yet. I haven't done it yet. Have you finished yet? - ‘Has the film finished?’ ‘No, not yet.’

¡Ojo! - Don't confuse yet with already. Both these words are often used with the present perfect. Already means 'so soon' or ya, in Spanish. For example,        Have you eaten your dinner already? - ¿Ya has cenado? - I have already been to Paris. - Ya he estado en París.

Repeat: I've already been to Paris. Have you eaten lunch yet? Yes, I've already eaten lunch. I've already done it.

Phrases like so do I  and neither do I are used as responses to show a similar attitude or opinion. You can show that you agree or disagree with someone by using So do I neither do I , me too, me neither etc.

Listen and repeat: I'm a student- So am I. I'm not married - neither am I - I like football - So do I - I don't like golf - neither do I. I'm not very hungry - Neither am I. Nota que se repite el verbo auxiliar cuando se responde. I'm hungry (el verbo auxiliar es to be) I'm hungry, so am I. I don't like golf (el verb auxiliar es do) Neither do I. Si no hay verbo auxiliar, por ejemplo en I like swimming, usa el verbo do - So do I.

También puedes decir me too (yo también) y me neither (yo tampoco). Repeat: I really like Science fiction - me too! - but I don't like horror films - Me neither.  Escucha mi opinión sobre algunas cosas y responde con So do I y Neither do I or Me too y me neither.

I love chocolate

I don't like negative people

I really enjoy going to the beach.

I think Brad Pitt is a very good actor.

I like Tom Cruise

But I don't like Kevin Costner very much

I think Keira Knightly is really sexy.

Many students of English, including my students here in Valencia, think that will is only used to talk about the future. I will see you tomorrow, they say. Or, I will go to London for Christmas. Well, you can use will to talk about the future, but it can also be used to make offers. You see a beautiful girl with a heavy suitcase. You can say. "Excuse me, I'll help you with that". Your teacher is carrying about 12 dictionaries, some papers and a briefcase. You can say, "I'll open the door for you." Your guests are leaving your house and putting on their coats. You can say, "I'll help you with your coat". Remember to use the contraction I will - I'll. Repeat; I'll - I'll help you - I'll open the door. - I'll get your coat.

When you talk about future plans and arrangements, you can use the present continuous tense. Repeat, I'm going shopping tomorrow, I'm flying to Paris next week - I'm having my hair cut on Wednesday. It's also common to use the present continuous when you ask a question about someone's plans. Repeat, What are you doing on Saturday? Are you going away for the weekend? What time are you coming into work tomorrow? Where are you staying in New York?

In the vocabulary section, we looked at verbs that go together with several words and expressions. Yo voy a decir las palabras y las expresiones y tú tienes que decir el verbo que puede ir con ellas. Por ejemplo, si digo : money,  someone's life y energy, ¿sabes qué verbo puede ir con las tres palabras? - Pues el verbo save. Podemos decir save money, save energy and save someone's life. He saved my life.

Vamos a intentar con otras tres palabras: the bill (la cuenta) the bill, a compliment y attention. ¿Cuál es el verbo? - PAY. Repeat: to pay a compliment. She paid me a lovely compliment; attention - to pay attention. Are you paying attention? Pay attention in class! Pay attention when I'm speaking to you! and to pay the bill. Have you paid the bill? Please, let me pay the bill.

Ok, what about these three: your best, the shopping, some work - Es el verbo do. Repeat: do the shopping, do some work, do your best. I must do some shopping this afternoon. I need to do some work this weekend. Don't worry about the test. Just do your best.

Here are three more: a game, the guitar, chess (ajedrez). PLAY. Repeat; play chess. Can you play chess? Play a game - Let's play a video game!  Play the guitar. I've been playing the guitar for five years. I wish I could play the guitar. Actually, I wish I could play any musical instrument, but I'm too lazy to learn.

Three more: your clothes, planes, a 500 euro note. - Change, because you change planes during a long flight. You change a 500 euro or a 100 euro note, or a $100 dollar bill for smaller money (nota que se dice bill for dollars and note for euros - a $50 dollar bill and a 50 euros note, or a 50 pound note) and you change your clothes.

Try these three: a law, the biscuits, a driving test or an exam - pass. They passed a law/a law was passed, Can you pass the biscuits, please? How do you say biscuits in American English? Cookies. Repeat: Can you pass the cookies, please? And you can pass a driving test, pass an exam, pass a test. What's the opposite of pass a test? fail. to fail a test. Repeat: Did you pass? Did you pass or fail?

Ok, three more: the truth, a story, him to come in - TELL. Repeat; tell the truth. It's important to tell the truth, You must tell the truth. i hate people who don't tell the truth. Tell a story, let me tell you a story. My granddad was always telling stories. Tell him to come in. Can you tell him to come in, please? Tell her to come in. Tell them to come in.

 

In the advanced section this month, we looked at some collective nouns. These are expressions we use to describe a group of animals, or several things together. For example, if there are a lot of people together in one place, we can say a crowd of people. Repeat: A crowd of people. There was a crowd of people outside the Apple store. But when there are a group of actors together, we can say a company of actors. Repeat. A company of actors.

WAD is used to describe many banknotes. We can say there's a wad of 50 pound notes or He took a huge wad of euros out of his pocket..

A team of experts - many experts together. Repeat: a team of experts. A team of experts advised the governmnent.

Moving on to fruit and we can say a bunch of grapes or a bunch of bananas. Repeat: a bunch of grapes. I've brought you a bunch of grapes.

Many thieves together are called a pack of thieves. Similar to a pack of dogs or a pack of wolves, and we also use pack when we talk about playing cards - las cartas - a pack of cards. I'm taking a pack of cards on holiday.

Finally, a group of lions together is called a pride of lions. pride usually means orgullo, but we also use it for a group of lions (una manada), a pride of lions.

Moving on to the next exercise in which you had to choose the best answer in certain situations. For example, someone says to you - "Do you really think the government will cut back even more on the health service and education?"

- I wouldn't put it past them. This means, no me sorprendería. Repeat: I wouldn't put it past them. Will they reduce my salary? I wouldn't put it past them. Do you think they'll make more health and education cuts? . I wouldn't put it past them!

The next expression was "That makes a change" - Imagine you live in the UK and you wake up one morning and the sun is shinning. Your partner says, "It's a beautiful sunny day!" - You say, That makes a change!

The price of tomatoes has gone down. Oh, that makes a change. This cake I made is really nice - That makes a change! The manager has been really nice lately. - That makes a change.

I'd rather not if you don't mind. Preferiría que no te importase. Repeat: I'd rather not if you don't mind. Would you like some more dessert? I'd rather not if you don't mind. Can you lend me your camera? I'd rather not if you don't mind. Can you work this weekend? I'd rather not if you don't mind.

Serves you right, or it serves you right means te lo mereces.

Repeat: It serves you right!

I was fined for speeding - Serves you right! I lost 600 euros playing poker - It serves you right!

She was arrested for stealing - Serves her right!

If you haven't got the foggiest about something you have no idea - ni idea - you haven't got a clue. Repeat: I haven't the foggiest, I haven't got the foggiest. What time does the train leave' Haven't go the foggiest - How  much does it cost? I haven't got the foggiest. When will they be here? Haven't the foggiest.

And finally, there was an expression with I bet. to bet means apostar. I bet you will, for example, means I'm sure you will. Someone says "If they offer me the job, I'll take it" you could say "I bet you will" -¡Claro!, como que no!

Tiene un cierto significado sarcástico, irónico.

"I always dispose of my rubbish in an ecologically responsible way." - I bet you do!

If he asks for my phone number, I won't give it to him." - i bet you won't!

In the Business English section this month we looked at some more business English vocabulary. Red tape is bureaucracy, papeleo. Repeat, red tape. There's a lot of red tape involved in getting your residency in this country. I couldn't believe all the red tape I had to go through.

By the time I'm 55, I'll have retired. That's the future perfect. I will have retired. It's similar to the present perfect, but with will for the future. Will + have + participle of the verb - will have retired. By the time I'm 55 means when I'm 55 or before. El tiempo hasta que comple 55 años. By next Thursday means next Thursday or before. Repeat. I'll have finished this by next Thursday. I'll have seen you

before next week. We'll have painted the flat by the time you come.

Listen: Our business has really taken off. If a business takes off it becomes successful. imagine a plane taking off. It goes up into the sky. A business or company can also take off. Since we started advertising, the business has really taken off.

To implement a change means to make a change. To put a change into action. Repeat: to implement a change - to implement changes. Have you implemented those changes we talked about? When are you going to implement the changes?.

We also gave you some more sentences to translate in this month's cuaderno. First, you had to translate from English to Spanish. So,  I'll say the English sentences and you say the Spanish translation before I do. Then, repeat the English sentence after me to practise pronunciation. Ready?

I told you I was going to do it. - Te dije que lo iba a hacer.  Repite:

I told you I was going to do it.

I lost the only friend I had. - Perdí el único amigo que tenía. Repite: I lost the only friend I had

They travelled all over/all around/throughout Europe. - Viajaron por toda Europa. Repite: They travelled all over/all around/throughout Europe.

It has to be signed. - Tiene que ser firmado. Repite: It has to be signed.

The plant grew quickly. - La planta creció rápidamente. Repite: The plant grew quickly.

Good, now I'll read some Spanish sentences with my terrible Spanish accent, and you translate to English before I do. Then repeat the sentences after me to practise your pronunciation. OK?

Su cara es muy expresiva (ella). - Her face is very expressive. Repite: Her face is very expressive.

¿Por qué no están listos los niños? - Why aren’t the children ready? Repite: Why aren’t the children ready?

¿Quién la plantó? - Who planted it? Repite: Who planted it?

¿Por qué no intentaste pararme? - Why didn’t you try to stop me? Repite: Why didn’t you try to stop me?

La vida es corta, ¿no? - Life’s short, isn’t it? Repite: Life’s short, isn’t it? Wonderful! Well done!

Well, we've reached the end of this podcast, but we will of course be back next month with another podcast based on our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual.

Remember, you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and of course on iTunes. And don't forget to check out - check out=mirar, echar un vistazo - check out our new podcast called Aprender inglés con Reza y Craig en lo que hablo con mi amigo Reza sobre el vocabulario, la gramática y la pronunciación de inglés. Puedes encontrarlo también en iTunes.

 

Si te gustan nuestros podcasts, puedes ayudarnos con una corta reseña en iTunes contribuyendo así a que más personas puedan conocernos y escucharnos. Gracias a todos los que ya han escrito algún comentario. Thank you to all of you who are writing reviews.

Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés.

Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés where you can ask questions, make comments and do exercises and practise your listening. Or you can send me an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter where we tweet useful links to improve your English, English slang vocabulary, quotations and much more. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit.

Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/

Until next month then, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Take care and bye for now!

 

The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some / any, money vocabulary, 'to get around', advice on presentations in English - AIRC12

Jan 22, 2014 32:07

Description:

Las notas del episodio

Did Reza make and keep his New Year's resolution to learn something new?

Feedback, news and questions:

We are still waiting for a recipe for dulce de leche.

Thanks to Emilse (Argentina) and Daniel (Mexico) for their messages.

 

Gramática:  some and any

Craig brought Reza some salt from Chile (positive sentence)

He didn't bring him anything from Argentina (negative)

Have you got any souvenirs from Laos (question)

Can I have some food? (Use 'some' for requests)

Reza would like some fish

Would you like something to eat? (a more closed, specific offer)

Would you like anything to eat? (an open offer)

Craig likes some classical music (not all classical music)

Craig likes any jazz music (all jazz music)

Pick any card

Craig likes anything with chocolate

He likes some fruit desserts

 

Pronunciación: Nice to meet you - Pleased to meet you

What are you doing? = Watcha doin'?

"Whatcha!" (In London)

"'Boutcha!" (in Belfast)

 

Phrasal verb: get (a)round

Craig really gets around - he goes to many places

Craig's mum finds it hard to get around these days (moverse, desplazarse)

It has got around that the French president is said to be having an affair.

At Christmas dinner, families get around the table.

There's no getting around the fact. = you can't avoid it.

Sportsmen and women try to get around the rules.

I'll get that parcel round to you = to deliver

Reza never gets around to decorating his flat.

 

Vocabulary Corner: money

ganar = to earn/to win

win a competition, win a game, win at the casino, win the lottery

earn a salary, earn respect, earn money

borrow (from) = tener prestado / lend (to) = prestar

A bank lends money to you. You borrow money from the bank.

a loan = un prestamo  

Good luck getting a bank loan in Spain these days!

pay for - I'll pay for the drinks - It's my treat (te invito)

It's on me

I'll get it

It's my shout (British colloquial English)

It's my round

 

Reza's Top Tip: Presentations

Have good notes

Check your English (spelling and grammar) on slides and visuals

Practise in front of the mirror

Speak to a family member, pet dog or cat

Check body language as you present

practice, practice, practice!

Use (small) note cards, but don't read a full text.

Make eye contact

Smile a lot!

 

Contact Reza at belfastreza@gmail.com for help with translations and presentations.

Send us an email, or a sound file (mensaje de voz en mp3) with a comment or question to mansionteachers@yahoo.es or belfastreza@gmail.com.

Puedes darnos estrellas y una crítica en iTunes.

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

 

 

1st and 2nd conditional, Pronunciation: word stress in numbers, 'to put up' - AIRC11

Jan 1, 2014 30:18

Description:

Las notas del episodio

What did you get for Christmas? Did Reza get a scarf, some socks and a wallet from his mum? Has Craig got his bathroom finished yet?

 

Gramática:  1st and 2nd conditional.

If you study hard, you will learn a lot of English (1st conditional - If + present simple + will)

Use the 1st conditional to talk about possible/probable things.

If you stick to your diet, you will lose weight.

If you don't do exercise, you'll put on weight.

Unless you do exercise, you'll put on weight.

You will learn a lot if you listen to this podcast.

If you bought a lottery ticket, you would/might possible win. (2nd conditional) - If + past simple + would

 

If I win the lottery, I will (I'll) travel around the world. (1st conditional)

if I won the lottery, I would (I'd) travel around the world (2nd conditional)

 

If I were/was Prime Minister, I'd lower taxes.

If Craig were Mickey Mouse he would go to the pub with Scooby Doo. Reza, on the other hand, would prefer to have a beer with Bugs Bunny.

 

Estudiar los condicionales en nuestro curso intermedio: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer11_5.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer15_5.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer16_6.htm

 

Pronunciación: Word stress in numbers:

14 - 40 - fourteen / forty

70 - 17 - seventy / seventeen

30 - 13 - thirty / thirteen

16 - 60 - sixteen / sixty

 

¡OJO! - Except when we're counting! 13, 14, 15, 16 etc.

 

Phrasal verb: Put up

Many people put up Christmas decorations (montar)

I'm going to put up a couple of photos on the wall. (colgar)

 

Would you mind putting me up for the weekend? (hospedar, dar alojamiento)

The boxer lost the match but he put up a fight.

You can put up money for something - How much money did they put up to build the airport in Castellon?

Put up or shut up! Act or be quiet.

Put up something for sale on eBay.

We try to put up a new podcast episode every week.

Craig puts up with Reza's Mickey Mouse comments (suportar, aguantar)

Craig has to put up with Reza every week!

 

Vocabulary Corner: New Year's Resolution - Resolución de Año Nuevo

8% of people who MAKE New Year's Resolutions actually KEEP them.

 

TOP TEN NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

The most popular resolutions are:

lose weight - (put on weight) and do more exercise eat more healthily save money get a better job spend more time with family and friends travel more stop smoking and drinking (alcohol) get organised learn something new Read more books

 

Are you going to make any New Year's Resolutions this year?

Send us an email, or a sound file (mensaje de voz en mp3) to mansionteachers@yahoo.es and tell us.

 

Reza's Top Tip: Self check spelling

accommodation

regrettable

unstoppable

which / witch (bruja)

 

Craig and Reza recommend Oxford and Collins dictionaries, and www.wordreference.com

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre el inglés, puedes ponerse en contacto con Reza a belfastreza@gmail.com y a con Craig a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.

 

 

Other, another, others, Christmas vocabulary, syllable stress, 'to wrap up' - AIRC10

Dec 26, 2013 25:42

Description:

Las notas del episodio

Feedback/News: Merry Christmas! What are you doing for Christmas this year?

Reza's going to Belfast to spend Christmas with his family.

 

Question from Mara from Valencia: "What's the difference between other and another?" (singular/plural)

 

Gramática:  other, another, others

This is another episode. There are 9 others. There are 9 other episodes.

another + single countable noun  (Can I have another beer?)

other + plural countable nouns (There are other episodes)

There are 9 others (no noun)

Craig also does other work (other + uncountable noun)

He has other jobs

 

Vocabulary Corner:

December 24th - Christmas Eve

December 25th - Christmas Day

Boxing Day = el 26 de diciembre, día festivo en Gran Bretaña

January 1st - New Year's Day

December 31st - New Year's Eve

January 6th - The day of the (three) Kings, or "Epiphany"

wrapping paper = papel de envolver/papel de regalo

¡Feliz Navidad!  - Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas!

¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!  - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

¡Felices fiestas! - Season's greetings! Happy holidays!

Salud! - Cheers! ("Slancha" in Ireland)

 

Phrasal verb: wrap up (not RAP!)

to wrap up presents (envolver, empaquetar). People wrap up presents at Christmas time.

To wrap up a deal (to complete, conclude a deal etc). This podcast wraps up the year.

Don't get too wrapped up in work (absorbed, involved)

Wrap up warm, it's cold outside (abrigarse). Wrap up well in the winter when it's cold.

 

Para estudiar los phrasal verbs, recomendamos el cd de Mike Hardinge: http://www.mansioningles.com/otrosproductos/phrasal/phrasal_verbs.htm

 

Pronunciación: In English, we do not say each syllable with the same force or strength. In one word, we accentuate ONE syllable. We say one syllable very loudly (car, hotel, important) and all the other syllables very quietly.

For example: photograph, photographer and photographic.

Do they sound the same? How many syllables do they have? Where's the stress in each word?

photograph (DA de de)

photographer (de DA de de)

photographic (de de DA de)

 

Hay más practica con el estres de las palabras aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer14_7.htm

 

Reza's Top Tip: Watch DVDs in English.

1) Watch in English with English subtitles (original version). Pause and take notes.

2) Watch again with English sound and with Spanish subtitles.

3) Watch again with English sound and English subtitles but don't stop it.

 

Let's wrap up this episode Reza! Give us a Christmas gift - go to iTunes and give us some stars (estrellas) y un corto resumen en iTunes.

 

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre el inglés, puedes ponerse en contacto con Reza a belfastreza@gmail.com y a con Craig a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.

 

 

Verb collocations, work vocabulary, Pronunciation: /i/ and /i:/, 'to take up'- AIRC9

Dec 21, 2013 32:13

Description:

Las notas del episodio

 

Feedback/News: A question from Jóse in Madrid, Spain "¿Cómo puedo preguntar sobre el tiempo en inglés?" - The weather/La clima - What's the weather like? What's the ______ like? (hotel, food, party, new phone like?) What was the flight like? What was your weekend like? What was it like?

 

Gramática:  Verb collocations (verb + adj./noun)

Craig liked Argentina (el verbo 'to like' en el pasado)

What's Argentina like? (¿Cómo es?)

Does Buenos Aires looks like Paris? (se parece)

What does it feel like? - It feels like Paris.

Does it smell like Paris? - It smells like Buenos Aires.

 

Pronunciación: /i/ and /i:/

/i/ - hit, sit

/i:/ - me, three

 

hit / heat

ship / sheep

sit / seat

whip / weep

sh*t / sheet

 

Phrasal verb: take up

I'll take you up on that! (say yes, agree) - tomar/aceptar el reto

Craig will take Reza up on his chess challenge, and on his offer to have a meal at his flat.

Nelso Mandela took up the fight against racism.

To take up a hobby/sport - Are you taking up anything in the new year?

Reza's friend has recently taken up jogging (not footing!!)

Reza is thinking of taking up aerobics.

Bob took up his new role as director (to accept a role or task)

To take up time (ocupar tiempo)

Take up trousers, to take up clothes (to make shorter)

Aquí hay una lista de los verbos compuestos (phrasal verbs): http://www.mansioningles.com/gram54.htm

 

Vocabulary Corner: Work - trabajo:

What's the difference between work and job?

Job is a noun. Work is a verb and a noun. When work is a noun, it's usually uncountable: I have two jobs. I have a lot of work.

Reza has a lot of work. He has three jobs.

Career is a false friend. - You study a degree or a subject at university.

You begin your career when you start working.

Reza has changed his careers. He used to be a musician.

You boss sacks you (if you're a bad employee. - to get the sack / to be fired, to get fired. Reza got the sack in East Berlin. He got the sack from selling newspapers.

to resign from your job (you decide to leave) / to hand in your notice or resignation (tell your employer in advance that you are going to leave.

to be made redundant - redundancy money. Many people in Spain are being made redundant at the moment.

to retire at the retirement age - to get a pension from the state (a state pension). You can also get a private pension.

Puedes estudiar más sobre el tema de work en nuestro curso intermedio: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer21_1.htm

 

Reza's Top Tip: Brainstorm collocations.

DRIVE - to drive a car, bus, taxi etc.

to drive someone mad / crazy

Reza's mum drives him up the walls (in Belfast) or up the wall (in London). She drives him mad, she drives him crazy.

She drives him round the bend

to drive a point home

to drive a hard bargain - He drove a hard bargain

to drive under the influence (of alcohol or drugs)

 

STONE - a stepping stone - I see this job as a stepping stone to reach my goal

a stepping stone in a river

The Rolling Stones

A rolling stone - "a rolling stone gathers no moss" (musgo)

A stones throw away. It's a stones throw away from here.

To leave no stone unturned - The police left no stone unturned.

To sink like a stone

a headstone (lápida mortuoria, piedra sepulcral)

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

 

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre la gramática, la pronunciación or el vocabulario de inglés, Mandenos un email a mansionteachers@yahoo.es (Craig) o belfastreza@gmail.com (Reza).

Could / couldn't, collocations with 'have', pronunciation: consonants and vowels, phrasal verb 'to set up' - AIRC8

Dec 16, 2013 28:13

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LAS NOTAS DEL EPISODIO

 

Gramática:  Could and Couldn't

I could swim when I was young.(habilidad en el pasado) - podia

Tomorrow we could swim in the sea.(condicional) - podría

Craig can't play a musical instrument (now)

Craig couldn't play a musical instrument when he was younger (past)

Craig, could/can I ask you a question? (permission)

Estudia más sobre los verbos modales aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer20_6.htm

 

Pronunciación: consonantes + vocales

"Have a" cuando un vocal va después de un consonante en inglés, los sonidos se juntan. "Have a cup of tea" - "have a cuppa", "have a coffee", "have a can of beer"

"Got to get a lot of it".

 

Phrasal verb: to set up

to set up a tent, to set up equipment (montar)

to set up a meeting (arrange, organize)

to set up a business, an organization, a foundation, a charity (fundar, montar)

to set up a person (to trick them - hacer trampas, engañar) "The murderer set me up", "It was a set up".

 

Vocabulay Corner: collocations with HAVE 

"to have fun", "to have a ball, (fun v funny) - a funny joke, a funny film, a funny person (gracioso) - a fun person (divertido) to have a good time

To have st in common with so What do we have in common? Craig and Reza have jazz music and houseproud mothers in common.

To have time (to do things) What would you like to have more time to do? Reza doesn't have time to surf the Internet.

Reza has a new phone. He's got (he has got) a new phone.

 

Reza's Top Tip: Use polite language with strangers 

"Where's the bus staion?" (direct) - "Could you tell me where the bus station is?" (indirect and more polite)

"Do you like paella?" - "Can you tell me if you like paella?"

"Can I smoke? - Do you mind if I smoke?"

"Would you mind telling me where the bus station is?"

"I'd like to know where the bus station is?"

"I wonder if you wouldn't mind telling me where the bus station is?"

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre la gramática, la pronunciación or el vocabulario de inglés, Mandenos un email a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.

Can /can't, clothes vocabulary, phrasal verb 'to set off' - AIRC7

Dec 4, 2013 30:04

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Las notas del episodio

 

Let's get cracking! = ¡Vamos a empezar!

 

Gramática:  Can / can't

Can I ask you a question?

You can speak Spanish. Reza can speak a bit of Valencian.

Can you play any musical instruments? - Yes, I can.

Can, like could, should, would, may etc son modal verbs (verbos modales).

El can se puede emplear para hablar de la habilidad y también para pedir las cosas "Can I have....?)

Can I have a biscuit? Can I have a cup ñof tea? Can I help you?

 

John can be quite cold sometimes. (possibility)

It can be wet in Valncia sometimes. (possibility)

This postcard can't be from Bob. (impossibility)

 

Practicar el 'can' para pedir las cosas aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/nc_lec04_3.htm

 

Vocabulay Corner: Clothes

Reza is wearing jeans and a very nice striped short. Craig is wearing nice linen shorts.

trousers (UK) / pants (US). pants (UK) / shorts (US), waistcoat (UK) / vest (US), panties (US) / knickers (UK), tights (UK) / pantyhose (US), 

to wear (llevar puesto) "He's wearing a blue coat" / to put on clothes / to get dressed / To take off clothes (quitar la ropa)

training shoes (UK) / sneakers (US) - zapatillas deportivas

 

Practicar el vocabulario de la ropa en inglés aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/nc_lec15_2.htm

Hay una lista de ropa en nuestra seccion de vocabulario: http://www.mansioningles.com/vocabulario10.htm 

 

Phrasal verb: to set off

SET has many uses in English. Set off means: to begin a journey - "We set off at 6 o'clock."

to set off also means to activate something: "I set off the alarm." "Young children sometimes set off car alarms in the street."

Set off can also mean to start an emotion. "The picture sets her off crying."

Set off also means (destacarse) "The white background really sets off the person in the picture."

 

Pronunciación: clothes /cloves/, a suit /soot/ - traje = suit (noun) "it suits you" (Te va bien)

"It fits you" (it's the correct size) - Does this fit me?

tracksuit (chandal), slippers - "Where are my slippers?", (a pair of) shoes - high-heeled shoes, striped (con rayas), blouse - "Your a big girl's blouse!" (You're too soft). 

 

Reza's Top Tip: use the negative (adj/adverb) to be indirect/polite

"Well, it isn't the best thing I've seen", "It doesn't look that great." "I've seen you looking better."

"It wouldn't be my first choice.", "It's not bad."

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

 

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre la gramática, la pronunciación or el vocabulario de inglés, Mandenos un email a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.

Coffee with Craig and Marie

Nov 29, 2013 24:03

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The full audio interview with Craig and Marie.

Watch the video and answer comprension questions here: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles04.htm

Ver el video y contesta las preguntas de comprensión aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/practica/practicar_ingles04.htm

Used to, be used to, get used to, Pronunciation: /j/, sport vocabulary, phrasal verb 'come out' - AIRC6

Nov 24, 2013 31:19

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Las notas del episodio

Gramática:  Used to / be used to / get used to

Craig used to live in London. he used to go out with friends, he used to drink a lot of beer. He used to go to record shops and book shops. He used to buy clothes. He used to watch a lot of TV in the UK.

Now in Valencia, he usually goes to the gym. He usually does some work on Sundays.

Use 'used to' for things in the past that are not true today.

Use the adverb of frequency 'usually' for present habits.

It was difficult for Craig to get used to going out late at weekends. But now he's used to eating late.

Reza is getting used to his first smart phone.

 

Pronunciación: /j/

Jazz, June, January / to jump (saltar) Jumping Jack Flash / judge / Not only with the letter 'j', but sometimes with the letter 'g' as in general / giant / gym and Jim (the name) etc. compare to /je/ vision - television, pleasure, leisure.

Sigue los siguientes enlaces y mejorar tu pronunciación:

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer01_3.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer04_6.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer06_6.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_6.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer10_7.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_9.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer12_7.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer14_7.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer17_3.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer19_4.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer24_7.htm

 

Phrasal verb: COME OUT

After a long meeting they CAME OUT of the room.

My friend CAME OUT in a rash (rash = sarpullido, erupción).

To COME OUT on strike. To COME OUT in support of the nurses.

The sun, the moon and the stars COME OUT. What time does the moon come out?

To COME OUT (of the closet). To admit in public that you are gay.

Revisa más phrasal verbs aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/gram54.htm

 

Vocabulary Corner - Sport:

Learn words in groups - Es mejor aprender el vocabulario en los grupos/familias

Football : pitch, stadium, to kick the ball into the net, referee - 1-0 (nil)

Tennis : court, umpire. net 15-0 (love)

Tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash COURT

to draw a game of football - It's a draw - Valencia drew with Barcelona yesterday.

Let's kick off (let's start) . Let's kick off this meeting by talking about....

It's a whole new ball game (It's a totally new thing)

Right off the bat (to begin with, immediately) - When we started this podcast we had over 1.000 listeners right off the bat.

Golf club - baseball bat - cricket bat - table tennis bat - tennis racket - squash racket.

A ball-park figure (an approximate number). Give me a ball park figure on your expected salary.

To hit it out of the park - to have a lot of success.

Estudia más vocabulario del deporte aquÍ: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer07_5.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer07_1.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer08_10.htm

 

Reza's Top Tip: Spelling - double letters

Si la palabra termina con consonante, vocal, consonante hay que poner doble consonante al final(ej. running; shop-shopping; putting)

sleeping (termina con -eep); hope-g (termina con -ope)

Regret - regretting (el estrés está el la segunda silaba)

limit - limiting (el estrés esta en la primera silaba)

travelling (British English spelling)

traveling (American English spelling)

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre la gramática, la pronunciación or el vocabulario de inglés, Mandenos un email a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.

Mansion Ingles Podcast November 2013 - Aprende gramática y vocabulario inglés

Nov 20, 2013 42:35

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Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 67 recorded for November 2013.

En el nivel básico practicamos los pronombres y los antónimos

En el nivel intermedio estudiamos los tiempos verbales y el vocabulario del cuerpo (parts of the body).

We practise some general vocabulary at advanced level, and also we help you with what to say in English in certain social situations There's also business vocabulary and a translation exercise, all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podéis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, ve a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.

Hemos recibido un comentario en iTunes de Carlos G - "Mil gracias por vuestro fantástico podcast, pero no hemos transcrito el contenido de los últimos podcasts. Os animo

a que lo hagais para poder seguir aprendiendo. Gracias a vosotros. Un abrazo."

Bueno Carlos, gracias por tu comentario. Si que publicamos la transcripción en los cuadernos mensuales, siempre los publicamos el mes siguiente. Es decir, puedes leer la transcripción de este podcast de noviembre en diciembre. Y no olvides que todos los cuadernos pasados están disponibles en www.cuadernodeingles.com/. También puedes ver las trascripciónes en mansioningles.libsyn.com/

Ok, vamos a empezar con el nivel básico y los pronombres de objeto. Do you remember the object pronouns in English? Vamos a repasarlos.

me - me repite: me

te - you - repite: you

lo - him - repite: him

la - her - repite: her

lo - it - repite: it

nos - us - repite: us

os - you - repite: you

los/las - them - repite: them

Escucha y repite las siguientes frases de ejemplo

Escucha: You're lovely! I really like you. repite: You're lovely! I really like you.

Escucha: He's not very friendly. I don't like him. repite: He's not very friendly. I don't like him.

Escucha: Are they talking to us? repite: Are they talking to us?

Escucha: Football's great! I love it. repite: Football's great! I love it.

Escucha: She's horrible. I don’t like her. repite: She's horrible. I don’t like her.

Escucha: I don't like vegetables. I hate them! repite: I don't like vegetables. I hate them!

Escucha: Homework? I hate it. repite: Homework? I hate it.

Escucha: Please give it to me. repite: Please give it to me

Escucha: Did they invite us? repite: Did they invite us?

Escucha: My neighbours are nice. I really like them. repite: My neighbours are nice. I really like them.

¡Muy bien! - Very good!

Ahora practicamos los antónimos. Escucha y intenta decir los antónimos antes que los digo yo. Luego, repítalos para practicar la pronunciación. Ready? - ¿Listo?

expensive - cheap repite: cheap

tall - short - repite: short

young - old - repite:  old

empty - full        - repite: full

fat - thin - repite:  thin 

happy - sad - repite: sad


Ok good, now moving on to the intermediate section, and in this month's cuaderno we looked at verb tenses. I'm going to read the examples we had and I want you to think which verb tense I'm using. For example, "I live in Valencia", which tense is live? Yes, present simple. What about, "I've been living in Valencia since 1997?" Well, that's present perfect continuous.

Listen : Take your umbrella with you in case it rains. - Present simple. The weather forecast said it'll get colder today.

Listen : I'm really sorry we haven't been in touch for so long. Since we moved to Barcelona, we've been very busy doing up our flat here. We tried to send you an email last month, but it came back to us so you must have changed your address.

Listen : We were going out to a pub quiz tonight, but we have just heard that it's been cancelled, so I think we'll just stay at home and watch a film instead.

Listen : Hey Maria! How are you? I haven't seen you for ages. You look great! What have you been doing since we last met?

Listen : We intended to go around Europe this summer, but my mother-in-law is sick, so I suppose we'll be staying at home.

Listen : I wish you had told me that you don't eat seafood. Let me make something else for you.

Moving on to the vocabulary part of the intermediate section, and we talked about parts of the body and what you did with them. For example, what do you do with your eyes? You see with your eyes. You can also look and watch. Look at something (look at that beautiful girl over there). And you can watch a game, watch TV, watch a film etc.

What do you do with your ears? You hear with your ears. You can also listen. Listen and look and watch are more active verbs. You actively listen to music or to another person. You actively watch a game of football. But hear and see are senses, sentidos.

So, what do you do with your nose. It's a verb and a noun, and another sense. You smell with your nose. You have a sense of smell. And what a wonderful sense it is! What's your favourite smell? flowers perhaps? or freshly baked bread? I like the smell of petrol, which is a bit strange, I know. And the smell of freshly cut grass. That's a smell I miss from the UK. There were public parks near where I used to live in London. But in Valencia there isn't a lot of grass around and it's usually full of dogs mess. My favourite smell though, has to be....chocolate!

Which part of the body do you kiss with? - You kiss with your lips. And what do you do with your teeth? Well you can bite (morder, in Spanish) and you can chew (masticar). If you need to chew a lot, for a long time, you can say the food is chewy. That's the adjective. Chewy. "The steak's nice, but it's a bit chewy".

What do you do with your hands and your fingers? - touch, which is another of the five senses, the sense of touch. Can you name the five senses? the sense of smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch. And of course, there is The Sixth Sense, which is a film starring Bruce Willis.

What do you think with? You think with your brain. And if you are a footballer, what do you do with your feet? Kick - to kick the ball, or kick another player if you play dirty.

Finally, which part of your body do you use to smile? Well, you can smile with your mouth, your lips and I believe you can also smile with your eyes. In fact, you can give a false smile with your mouth but it's very difficult to lie and smile with your eyes. Your eyes tell the truth. they are the window to the soul.

Siempre me ha gustado la idea de aprender inglés con videos. Por eso te recomendamos ABA English. Los videos de ABA English son muy profesionales y están muy bien hechos.

Además de las 144 clases gratuitas de gramática en vídeo, también tienes la posibilidad de probar la primera unidad de tu nivel (hay 6 niveles distintos) y realizar todas las secciones de esta unidad para probar su metodología única de aprendizaje. 

Tú aprendes inglés viendo películas cortas con subtítulos, que ya es un método muy eficaz para aprender inglés,  pero también actúas en estas películas! Es muy divertido! En la misma unidad realizas ejercicios de speaking y role play actuando en el diálogo del cortometraje que has visto!

Los cortometrajes, con situaciones de la vida real, son la base de cada unidad del curso de inglés. Llevan incorporada la tecnología de reconocimiento de voz propia. 

Echa un vistazo a los videos de ABA English.com. Puedes empezar los cursos gratis sin coste y además con apoyo en español.

Al empezar, tienes que facilitar una dirección de email y contestar algunas preguntas básicas, pero no es necesario que realices ningún pago. Pienso que si una empresa ofrece un producto gratis para probarlo es porque es bueno y la empresa cree en sus productos.

¡Regístrate hoy y aprende inglés gratis con video, en casa y a tu ritmo. ABA English.com! Pruébalo no tienes nada de perder.

In the advanced section this month, we looked at some vocabulary the first expression was bound to. To be bound to means ser seguro que.

Listen: Why don’t you email Pepito, he’s bound to have the meeting agenda. Repeat; he's bound to have it - she's bound to know the answer - We're bound to get lost! - I'm bound to make a mistake.

Listen: I have no idea where we arranged to meet them. I suppose they could conceivably be waiting at the hotel. conceivably means posiblemente - they could conceivably be waiting at the hotel - it's possible that they are waiting at the hotel. Repeat: conceivably - You could conceivably be wrong, you know. I may conceivably get the promotion.

Listen: We’re highly likely to be the leaders in our field this time next year. Highly likely means there's a very good chance. Repeat: It's highly likely. It's highly likely we'll go away for Christmas. It's highly likely he'll be late again.

Listen: You’re looking really tired! You can’t have had a very relaxing holiday. Can't is the opposite of must for possibility. It's Sunday. My parents always go out for lunch on Sunday. My wife phones my parents and there's no answer. I say, "They must be having lunch now." They must be having lunch now means I'm about 95% sure they are having lunch. I'm almost positive. The opposite is they can't be. My parents can't be at home. It's Sunday. They always go out. They can't be at home.

To put the modal verbs in the past you need to use have. Today is Monday. phone my mum and say, "you must have been having lunch when my wife phoned you." You can't have been at home.

Listen: There’s a slight possibility that you’ll get their answer before the weekend. A slight possibility is a very small possibility. Repeat: a slight possibility. There's a slight possibility. There's a slight possibility you'll hear from them. There's a slight possibility they'll get in touch before the weekend.

Listen: Pepito broke his leg last week so he couldn’t have played football at the weekend. - Another example of have putting a modal verb (couldn't) in the past. He couldn't have played. It wasn't possible that he played because he had broken his leg. Repeat: He couldn't have played - She couldn't have gone - We couldn't have known - You couldn't have seen me, I wasn't there.

In the advanced section this month, we also looked at what you should say in certain situations. Some of these little language chunks (trozos de lenguaje) can be difficult.

For example, someone says to you:

"I'm terribly sorry, I've just spilt red wine over this white cushion." cushion is cojín.

A possible answer, if it's your cushion, is "Can't be helped." or "It can't be helped", It's no one's fault, don't worry about it, it's ok. Nothing can be done to help the situation. Repeat: Can't be helped. - Someone says. "We're going to be late because of the heavy traffic", and you say....can't be helped. "Someone's says, "The shop's going to be closed by the time we get there." you say, "Can't be helped."

Another example is when someone says "How about lending me your new video camera for our holiday?"

If it's a brand new, expensive camera. And if, like me, you are very protective and illogically possessive of your technology gadgets, you could answer,  "No way!" (¡Ni hablar!)

Can I borrow your new car for the weekend? You say, "No way!". Someone says, "Can you lend me a couple of thousand euros to go to the casino?" you say, "No way!"

Someone says, "Sorry. I hope you didn't mind us putting on the stereo. We didn't know you were trying to work in here." You say:

Don't mind me! (No haces caso de mi)

Repeat: Don't mind me!

Someone says, "Do you mind if I use that computer?" you say. "Don't mind me. Help yourself. Don't mind me."

Someone makes a suggestion, like let's go out for dinner, let's rent a DVD, Why don't we go shopping this afternoon? We could go for a walk. You say,

Might as well. (¿porque no?, no hay otra cosa que hacer)

Repeat: might as well. - Shall we go out for a walk? - might as well. Do you want to go to the pub? might as well.

Let's go to the cinema - might as well.

If you don't apologise, I'll never talk to you again.

I couldn't care less. (¡Me da igual!, ¡Me da lo mismo!)

Repeat: I couldn't care less.

You can also forget the I and just say "Couldn't care less"

Are you watching this? Can I change the channel? - Couldn't care less.

You're going to be late for school - couldn't care less.

You can't go outside in that shirt, it's dirty. - I couldn't care less.

Listen: I think you should have a word with your boss and tell her how unhappy you are with the decisions she's been making.

I've got a good mind to. (No es mala idea, Creo que haría eso)

Repeat. I've got a good mind to.

You should report your neighbours to the police. - I've got a good mind to.

Why don't you complain to you boss about your long hours?

Do you know what? I've a good mind to! - Repeat: I've a good mind to.

 

In the Business English section this month we looked at some more business English vocabulary, and the first expression was to review a proposal - revisar una propuesta - Repeat: to review a proposal. I think we should review their proposal. Have you had time to review our proposal?

I think you should have a word with Pepito, he's not pulling his weight. No está haciendo lo que debe hacer. No está haciendo su parte. Repeat: pulling his weight. Are you pulling your weight? He's not pulling his weight, you know. To pull your weight means to work as hard as other people in a group - The rest of the team complained that Sarah wasn't pulling her weight.

A fixed amount of money charged for professional services is called a fee. F-E-E. Repeat: What is your fee? How much is your lawyer's fee? I think lawyer's fees are too high. Is there a fee for getting a driver's license?

Listen : We've reviewed your proposal, and there are one or two things we'd like to go over with you. To go over means to talk about (analizar, revisar). Repeat; to go over - We should go over these sales figures. Have you gone over the proposal? When do you want to go over the presentation?

After receiving a pay cut and having to work more hours, the employees took the union's advice and went on strike.  to go on strike hacer una huelga. Repeat: They've gone on strike. Why are they on strike' They're on strike for more pay. Are they on strike again? How long have they been on strike for?

Well, we're not on strike at La Mansión del Inglés. We're busy creating more material to help you improve your English. But we have reached the end of this podcast, but never fear/don't worry (never fear=no temas/no tengas miedo) we'll be back with you next month as usual with another podcast based on our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual. Remember, you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and of course on iTunes. And we have a new podcast called Aprender inglés con Reza y Craig en lo que hablo con mi amigo Reza, que también es profesor de inglés, sobre el vocabulario, la gramática y la pronunciación de inglés. Puedes encontrarlo también en iTunes.

Si te gustan nuestros podcasts, puedes ayudarnos con una corta reseña en iTunes contribuyendo así a que más personas puedan conocernos y escucharnos. Gracias a todos los que ya han escrito algún comentario. Thank you to all of you who are writing reviews.

Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés.

Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés where you can ask questions, make comments and do exercises and practise your listening. Or you can send me an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter where we tweet useful links to improve your English, English slang vocabulary, quotations and much more. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit.

Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/

Until next month then, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Take care and bye for now!

The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past simple / present perfect, Pronunciación: consonant clusters, expressions with 'come', phrasal verb 'put off'- AIRC5

Nov 14, 2013 00

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Las Notas del Episodio

Gramática: El 'past simple' y el 'present perfect' juntos

I've been to Bilbao (present perfect) - Cuando hablas de tu vida hasta ahora.

When did you go? (past simple) - Para hablar de las cosas en el pasado.

Have you been to Cuba? (present perfect)

When did you go? - I went 6 or 7 years ago (past simple) La expresión del tiempo 'AGO' se emplea con el past simple.

Have you eaten anything today? (today hasn't finished yet)

When did you eat it (a specific time in the past)

Job interviews: Have you ever worked for a multi-national company? (present perfect)

When did you work there? (past simple)

How long have you been living in Valencia? (present perfect continuous)

I came here 17 years ago (past simple) I came in 1997.

 

Estudiar sobre el Pasado (pretérito) en inglés aquí:  http://www.mansioningles.com/gram40.htm

 

Pronunciación: los consonantes juntos (consonant clusters) - crisps (papas, chips) / structure (edificio) / stretch (estirar, estirarse) - stretcher (camilla) / hitch hiker / crunch, crunchy (crujiente) 

scrimp and save (When I'm 64....)

Every summer we can rent a cottage

In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear (expensive)

We shall scrimp and save

Grandchildren on your knee

Vera, Chuck, and Dave

Leer las letras the lyrics) a este canción de los Beatles en YouTube aquí: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldIfhc1pJpk

 

Phrasal verb: PUT OFF - to postpone (posponer) Reza has put off re-wiring his flat. Craig has been putting off going to the optician. Flu = gripe / Las Fallas festival in Valencia puts Reza off (distraer)

Music PUTS Craig OFF when he's trying to work. / Reza's experience with the girl in the cafe has PUT him OFF meeting women. The cockroach in the bar PUT Craig OFF eating in the restaurant.

 

Vocab Corner: COME - to come as a surprise. It came as a surprise to Craig to see we had nearly 2,000 downloads (descargas) of the podcast this month. It came as no surprise that the podcast is a success. 

/ to come as a relief (didn't have to pay for dinner in that expensive restaurant) - to come as a relief  - Come as a GREAT/TERRIBLE/DREADFUL shock (susto) - It came as a BIG/GREAT/COMPLETE surprise

Come to power A Prime Minister comes to power / come to a decision - Craig has come to the decision to go to Disneyland. "Come off it!" ¡Venga ya!- Estas tomando el pelo - You're pulling my leg.

Reza's Top Tips: Label (poner etiquetas) Pictures and photos. Also use Post-it notes to label things around the house and the office.

 

The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre la gramática, la pronunciación or el vocabulario de inglés, Mandenos un email a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.

 

 

Mansion Ingles Podcast October 2013 - Aprende gramática y vocabulario inglés

Nov 8, 2013 39:10

Description:

Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 66 recorded for October 2013.

En el nivel básico practicamos las colacaciones de los verbos, y también un poco de vocabulario general.

En el nivel intermedio estudiamos el uso de los verbos GET, GO y HAVE y también una selección de preguntas sobre la gramática.

In the advanced section, we practise more advanced collocations, and there's business vocabulary as usual, and a translation exercise, all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podéis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, ve a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.

Antes de empezar, quiero dar las gracias a todos nuestros seguidores en Facebook. Ya tenemos más de 30,000 fans y seguimos creciendo cada día. Si tienes alguna pregunta, comentario o duda sobre el inglés o simplemente quieres hacer ejercicios adicionales, puedes encontrarnos en facebook.com/mansioningles

Ok, let's start then with el nivel básico to make a noise - hacer un ruido - hacer se puede traducir como to make o to do, pero cuando va con el sustantivo a noise, decimos make a noise. Repite: make a noise. Shhh...don't make a noise they're sleeping. Who was making all that noise last night?

También decimos take photos Repite: take photos - How many photos did you take? I took hundreds of photos.

Estoy seguro que sabes que en inglés decimos drive a car or drive a bus or a taxi. Pero cuando hablamos de las motos, las bicicletas y los animales decimos ride - R-I-D-E Repite: to ride a bike, ride a horse, ride a motorbike. Can you ride a motorbike? Have you ever ridden a horse? I would love to ride an elephant. I rode a camel in Egypt.

¿Cómo se traduce 'llevar gafas'? to wear glasses Repite; wear -wear glasses. I wear glasses - I've been wearing glasses for years. He's wearing a jacket - Are you wearing jeans?

Luego tenemos la expresión to run for the bus. Repite: the bus - run for - run for the bus. I ran for the bus this morning.

¿Como se dice suerte en inglés? - luck - Repite: luck - Luck es un sustantivo. ¿Cuál es el adjetivo? - lucky. Repite: Lucky. I'm lucky! Are you lucky? Are you a lucky person? I am. I think I'm very lucky.

El verbo to book significa reservar. For example you can book a room in a hotel. Repite: to book - to book a room. Can I book a room, please? I'd like to book a room. También puedes book a table in a restaurant. Repite: to book a table. Can I book a table, please? I'd like to book a table for two, please.

If you book a room in a hotel, you stay in the hotel. Repite: stay in the hotel. Where are you staying. Are you staying in a hotel?

¿Cómo se dice mandar un correo electrónico en inglés? - to send an email. Repite: send an email. Did you send me an email? I'll send you an email. I'll send you an email next week.

Very good! - ¡Muy bien!

También en el nivel básico este mes hemos practicado un poco de vocabulario. Vamos a ver si te acuerdas de las palabras.  

A dress, skirt, trousers, shirt, socks are all examples of.....clothes. Repite: clothes. I like your clothes. I need new clothes.

What do you cut your food with? You cut your food with a...... knife - K-N-I-F-E. Repite: Knife. knife and fork - knife, fork and spoon. Can I have a knife, please?

Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the four....seasons. Repite: seasons. What's your favourite season? I like spring and autumn. I think autumn is my favourite season. En el inglés americano, autumn se dice fall - F-A-L-L because the leaves, las ojas, caen de los arboles.

What do you usually drink tea and coffee and hot chocolate from? You drink tea and coffee from a ....cup. Not a glass, a cup. You drink Coca Cola from a glass, you drink beer from a glass. You drink tea and coffee from a cup. Repite: cup - a cup - a coffee cup - a tea cup. A cup of coffee. A cup of tea.

Now, what is the name of the part of the house where you cook? You cook in the ....kitchen. Repite: kitchen. Ten cuidado con la diferencia entre kitchen and chicken. Chicken is pollo.  Repite: kitchen - chicken - kitchen. We cook in the kitchen. The chicken's in the kitchen.

What's the name for the room where you usually have a shower, clean your teeth or wash your face? It's the bathroom. Repite: bathroom. Excuse me, where's the bathroom?

 

Ok good, now moving on to the intermediate section,

Listen: 'Have you ever been to this restaurant?’  - ‘No, this is the first time.’

'Have you been' is the present perfect tense. Listen: Have you been to New York? Has estado una vez en Nueva York? Repite: Have you been to New York? Have you been here before? Have you ever eaten Japanese food?

Listen: We don’t have to be at the meeting. 'Have to' is similar to 'must' for obligation. The difference is that 'must' is often external obligation (it comes from outside the speaker) and 'have to' can be the obligation you feel inside. For example, your boss says "Everyone must go to the meeting", so you feel you have to. The government says "you must pay your taxes" so we all have to pay our taxes. A mother tells her son that he 'must do his homework', so the son tells his friend "I can't play with you now because I have to do my homework. My mother says I have to do my homework."

Another difference of course is that 'have to' can change to the past: "I had to do my homework" and to the future "I will h