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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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On next week's episode: Air Travel
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Direct download: AIRC109_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CEST

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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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On next week's episode: Extreme sports


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Direct download: AIRC108_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm CEST

In this episode: (we're going to help you communicate more effectively when you go to the doctor)

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We spoke about some health vocabulary in inglespodcast.com/42 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/02/07/infinitives-with-and-without-to-perfect-passive-and-progressive-infinitives-health-vocabulary-airc42/ )

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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On next week's episode: Air Travel


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Direct download: AIRC107_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm CEST

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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.

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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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On next week's episode: We don't know yet!

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Direct download: AIRC106_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38pm CEST

The London Accent and Cockney Rhyming Slang - AIRC105

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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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On next week's episode: Engineering

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Direct download: AIRC105_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm CEST

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In this episode: The top ten things to do when you go to London

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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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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.

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

If you are a new listener to this award-winning podcast, welcome!
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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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Direct download: AIRC102_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm CEST

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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On next week's episode: Lifestyles

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Direct download: AIRC101_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm CEST

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: 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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When you go to the italki website, you contact teachers and speak to teachers, I want you to hear from the italki company. The people behind the website. So I asked Ivan from italki to say something to you in Spanish.

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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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