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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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Direct download: AIRC105_FinalCut.mp3
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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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The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

Direct download: AIRC104_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm CEST

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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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On next week's episode: Things to do in London – Top places to visit, where to stay, how to get about the city, where to eat etc

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

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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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On next week's episode: Urban slang and more mispronounced words

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

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

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.

 

Más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 

More podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ 


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.

 

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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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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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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:

 

  1. give up (darse por vencido/dejar de) - put it on the top shelf (I’ve given up bread)
  2. grow up (crecer) - plants grow, people grow up - Where did you grow up?
  3. 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

  1. go away (irse fuera) I’m going away for the weekend / Go away! (get lost!) ¡váyase! , ¡lárguese!
  2. go out - (salir) - I’m going out for lunch/for a beer - Are you going out this weekend?
  3. look forward to (tener muchas ganas de, esperar con ansia) What are you looking forward to?
  4. 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)

  1. look up (buscar) look up to (respetar, admirar) Who do you look up to?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. take off (quitarse) What’s the custom before you go into a Japanese home?
  5. put on (weight, clothes) (ponerse) I’ve put on a lot of weight recently
  6. put/write down (apuntar, anotar) You don’t need to put down these phrasal verbs, you can find them at inglespodcast.com/98
  7. 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.
  8. get rid of (deshacerse de) Is there anything you’d like to get rid of in your flat? - clothes that are too small
  9. 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
  10. 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."

  1. call back / phone back (devolver la llamada) - If someone’s out or busy you phone them back.
  2. get on/off (subirse, abordar, llevarse bien - bajarse) - get in/out (of)
  3. 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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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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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?

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