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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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On next week's episode: Dependent prepositions – verbs followed by a preposition

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Direct download: AIRC113_FinalCut.mp3
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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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On next week's episode: Causative verbs Make, Let, Get, Help and Have

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

 

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Direct download: AIRC112_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CEST

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?

The Argentinian cafe Dulce de Leche in Reza's area is 'a victim of its own success'


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On next week's episode: The Causative Passive ‘have’ and ‘get’ something done

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Direct download: AIRC111_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm CEST

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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On next week's episode: Asking For, Giving and Understanding Directions

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Direct download: AIRC110_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29pm CEST

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

If you are a new listener to this award-winning podcast, welcome! 


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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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Raul Lopez


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
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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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Direct download: AIRC106_FinalCut.mp3
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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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On next week's episode: Engineering

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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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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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Send us a voice message and tell us what you think: www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast Have you been to London? What was it like? Did you have a positive experience? Were the Londoners freindly?

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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
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