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In this episode we look at the difference between too and enough and vocabulary connected to religion.


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Listener Feedback: Wesling Rojas
"I want to improve my speaking but I don't know how to do it. Please just give me some advices (advice/pieces of advice/some advice)."

You must speak! 'You can´t make an omelette if you don't break a few eggs!' Practice, practice, practice!


Who can you speak to and practise with?

1. Go to an English-speaking country.

2. Find English native speakers in your area.

3. Go to a language exchange (un intercambio) in a bar or cafe.

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6. Arrange to meet up with work colleagues or friends and speak English together for an hour a week.

7. Speak English at home to your family and friends.

8. Record yourself speaking English on your mobile phone and play it back.


Too and Enough

too - demasiado
enough - no bastante


Reza's TOO poor to buy designer clothes.

Designer clothes are TOO EXPENSIVE. (TOO + ADJECTIVE)

Reza doesn't have ENOUGH MONEY. (ENOUGH + NOUN)

TOO goes before an adjective or an adverb. 'It's too expensive' / 'She speaks too quickly.'
ENOUGH goes before the noun. - 'I don't have enough money.'

ENOUGH goes after adjectives - 'Are you warm enough?' / 'Is your coffee strong enough?'

ENOUGH often goes with the negative NOT. 'I'm NOT warm ENOUGH.'

You can use ENOUGH AFTER a verb - 'Podcasters do NOT get paid ENOUGH money.' / 'You're NOT studying ENOUGH.'

RELIGION

Religious (noun) - a religious person
Christian religion - Catholics and Protestants
Greek Orthodox
Jews follow the Jewish religion called Judaism.
Muslims (Moslem) follow the Islamic religion called Islam.
If you are a religious person, you have faith.
to pray - rezar
Hindus pray in a temple
Jews pray in a temple (US) / Synagogue (UK)
Hindus follow hinduism
Buddhists follow Buddhism
Agnostic - Does not know if there is a God or not.
Atheist - Does not believe in God.
Christians pray in a church
Muslims pray in a mosque
Buddhists pray in a temple
Sikhs wear a turban on their heads
A catholic priest (priest - cura, sacerdote
vicar (in the Anglican church) - pastor, vicario
monk - monje - monks live in a monastery
nun - monja - nuns live in a convent
to take a vow of silence - voto de silencio
holy - santo
the symbol of Christianity is the cross


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Direct download: AIRC122_FinalCut.mp3
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My friend Innes is a keen fisherman, and when he came to visit me last summer I asked him about fishing and if he goes fishing in the rain.

 

There are comprehension questions and translated vocabulary from this interview at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/Innes 

Direct download: MansionInterviews_Innes.mp3
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In this episode we're going to help you improve your collocations with the verbs keep, save and go.

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Listener Feedback: Adriana Salazar

KEEP (guardar, conservar)

“Don't drink all the water. We need to keep some for tomorrow.”
Quedarse con - “I’ve decided to keep this microphone and not return it to the shop.”
Guardar, almacenar - “Where do you keep the sugar?’
Criar - “My aunt Mary has kept bees for over forty years.”
Seguir (continue) - ‘He kept working until six o'clock.’ / ‘Keep walking until you get to the beach.’

keep a promise (make and break)
keep a secret - Are you good or bad at keeping secrets?
keep an appointment (make and cancel)
keep calm (and carry on) - mantener la calma / tranquilizarse
keep in touch (with) - seguir en contacto / get in touch
Keep in mind - no olvidar, tener en cuenta
keep quiet
keep the change
keep it real! - ¡sé sincero!
keep your chin up
keep taking the tablets!
keep your nose out of someone’s business
keep your hair on! = Don’t get angry!
keep well out of it/something

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SAVE
save money
save someone a seat - Would you mind saving me a seat? / Would you like me to save you a seat?
save someone's life
save space - that’s very important in my flat
save time
save someone the trouble
save something to the hard disk/a USB

GO
go somewhere physically - go to the supermarket (remember the preposition TO - Have you been to Paris?), go abroad / overseas
go jogging, skiing, sailing, snowboarding, trekking, fishing etc
go bald - quedarse calvo
go grey - encanecerse
go out of business / go bankrupt - ir a la quiebra, bancarrota
go blind - ciego/a / deaf - sordo/a
go crazy / mad - He’s gone completely mad!
go wild - enloquecer
go dark - oscurecer
go missing - My phone’s gone missing
go online - I’ll just go online and check my emails
go to war - Would you go to war to defend your country?

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On next week's episode: Too, Enough and Religion Vocabulary

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

 

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Direct download: AIRC121_FinalCut.mp3
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In this episode we're going to help you with some common collocations with the verbs BREAK, CATCH & PAY

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Revise collocations with Make and Do in Episode 2: http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/30/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-2/ 

Listener Feedback: Hi excelente podcast, this is my first time writing, I know this podcast will help me to improve my English. Could you please help me with collocations.
Thanks
Adriana Salazar

BREAK - smash, fracture a bone, shatter, stop functioning, descansar, hacer pausa
To physically break something: break a glass / break a limb (arm or leg)
break someone's heart
break a habit - to break a bad habit, replace it with a good one
break a promise (make, keep a promise)
break a record - Have we broken the record for the most podcasts recorded in 3 days?
break the ice - What are your favourite ‘ice-breakers’?
break the law - Have you ever broken the law?
break the news to someone
break the rules ‘Rules are made to be broken’
break wind = to expel air via the anus (to fart)

CATCH
coger, pillar (por sorpresa-he was caught stealing a car), atrapar, agarrar, pescar (to catch a fish),
catch a ball - coger
catch a bus/train - coger/tomar (in Argentina)
catch a/the cold/flu/your death
catch a thief
catch fire
catch sight of
catch your breath - recuperar el aliento
catch someone's eye/attention - a waiter in a restaurant
catch someone red-handed/at it
Where's the catch? - ¿Cuál es la trampa?
There must be a catch here somewhere - Aquí debe de haber trampa
(I'll) catch you later! (informal) ¡nos vemos!
You can catch me at my office.

PAY
Pay with money: pay a fine / pay the bill / pay cash/by credit card
You can also pay a/the price (as a consequence of something)
pay attention - presta atención
pay someone a compliment - hacer cumplidos a algn (to return the compliment)
pay someone a visit
pay your respects (when someone dies / passes away)
pay for your mistakes

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On next week's episode: Common Collocations with KEEP, SAVE and GO

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Direct download: AIRC120_FinalCut.mp3
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Getting Dressed and Undressed - AIRC119

In this episode we're going to help you get undressed (and dressed)! They’ll be a live unzipping by Reza and a live unbuttoning by Craig. If you don’t know what that means, you need to listen to this podcast?

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Feedback: Elisa from Finland
Hi,
After the last episode I had my palm read ;) And guess what, my future seems to be brilliant. The lady told me that she can see two men and probably one dog ...
Both men were bald but the dog was hairy... One of the men had a tattoo on the top of his head... something like Mickey Mouse..
But the main thing was that they had a big announcement in their hands: We are podcasting forever!
Elisa

We spoke about clothes on Episode 7 http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-7/ 

More vocabulary on mansioningles.com http://www.mansioningles.com/vocabulario10.htm  

To get up, get dressed, get undressed How long does it take you to get dressed? Do you get dressed as soon as you get up?
To put on your clothes/ to take off your clothes
To do up/undo... buttons, a zip, your coat, shirt etc.
To button/unbutton a coat, shirt, (or anything with buttons)
To zip up/unzip
To tie/untie (a knot)
To buckle/unbuckle (a belt, shoes with a buckle - hebilla)
To do up = to tie your shoelaces
Underwear: pants (shorts US - calzoncillos), knickers (panties US), tights (panty hose US), vest (camiseta sin mangas in the UK, chaleco in the US), socks, bra
Stockings (medias) and suspenders (garters US)
High heel(ed) shoes = high heels - tacones
To get dressed up - arreglado/a
To wear clothes -
What are you wearing? (now)
What did you wear yesterday? (past)
What do you wear for work (usually - as a habit)

Collar - cuello, cuff - puño, fly - bragueta ‘Your fly is down. Zip it up.’, ‘You’re flying low’, seam - costura, strap - correa, v-neck, inside pocket, sleeveless

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Discussion
Which sock/shoe do you put on first, left or right?
What’s your favourite material? Wool, silk, cotton, linen, leather, synthetic (nylon, polyester)
What’s the last item of clothing you bought? Do you wait for the sales?
What’s your favourite item of clothing?
Do you judge people by their clothes?
Zips or buttons, which do you prefer?
Belts or braces (suspenders US) - tirantes?
How many pairs of shoes have you got?
Boxers or Y-fronts?
What’s the best length for a gentleman’s sock?
Do you think that the clothes we wear reflect what is inside us ?

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On next week's episode: Common Collocations with BREAK, CATCH and PAY

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

 

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Direct download: AIRC119_FinalCut.mp3
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Drugs and Addiction - AIRC118

In this episode we're going to help you increase your vocabulary around taking drugs and addiction.

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Last week economics and investment trends and this week drugs and addiction!

Listener Feedback: Segundo Davila de Peru

Soy un Peruano que viaja mucho soy Ingeniero, todo el tiempo estoy estudiando Inglés sin terminar, actualmente me encuentro de viaje de trabajo en Marruecos. He encontrado  sus podcasts y me interesan mucho, son muy prácticos, mi nivel es casi intermedio, favor sus recomendaciones para ver que me conviene adquirir de sus productos pero para descargar y pago con tarjeta de crédito.

 

Drugs and Addiction

to be addicted to

to have an addiction (to)

an addict

an addictive substance

 

What is addiction? Quote from Psychology Today website:

"Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health.

Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others."

 

abstinence - A deliberate decision to avoid harmful behaviors, including sexual activity before marriage, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. (verb - to abstain from doing something)

 

addictive drug - A substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence.

 

psychological dependence - A condition in which a person believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or function normally.

 

physiological dependence - A condition in which the user has a chemical need for the drug.

 

stimulant - A drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, heart, and other organs.

 

nicotine withdrawal - The process that occurs in the body when nicotine is no longer used. (Cravings, discomfort.)

 

intoxication - The state in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance and the person's physical and mental control is significantly reduced.

(tipsy-drunk-sloshed-pissed-stoned-high-plastered-hammered-wasted-three sheets to the wind-inebriated-out of it-completely gone-as pissed as a fart

 

Opposite: (stone-cold) sober  (sobriety - living without alcohol), straight, tea total

 

To be on/off the wagon (on the water wagon - to drink water instead of alcohol)

 

detoxification - A process in which the body adjusts to functioning without alcohol.

 

euphoria - A feeling of intense well-being or elation.

 

gateway drug - A drug whose use increases the likelihood that a person will use other harmful drugs. Cigarettes, Marijuana and Alcohol are the 3 of these.

 

Overdose - taking too much of a drug which cause death

 

Withdrawal - Unpleasant reactions that occur when a person who is physically dependent on a drug no longer takes it.

 

“Cold turkey” - A colloquial expression describing the extreme discomfort of withdrawal symptoms from drugs.

 

Hangover/to be hungover - the unpleasant feeling the day after drinking too much

 

“Hair of the dog” - A colloquial expression describing the (dubious) idea that the best way to cure a hangover is to drink a little bit more.



Common drugs -

heroin, cocaine, crack, speed = amphetamines, e’s/E= ecstasy, acid = LSD, magic mushrooms

a doobie - a joint - a spliff

marijuana - grass - weed - dope - cannabis

uppers/downers

alcohol = “booze = sauce = grog = hooch = a tipple”

 

tobacco = baccy

Cigarettes = “cigs = ciggies = tabs = fags”

alcoholism - an alcoholic

substance abuse

(to be) in denial

a drug addict - junkie  

dealer - a pusher

to shoot up

to chase the dragon

to pop pills

 

Discussion

Should some drugs be made legal? Which ones?

Should alcohol or tobacco be made illegal?

Do you know anyone who has had addiction problems?

What are some of the characteristics of drunk people?

Is sugar addictive? What about tea, coffee, and chocolate?

What other things can people get addicted to?

Do you know how much alcohol is in beer/wine?/Whisky? - % proof

If heroin were legal, would there be less crime? For example, burglary and robbery.

Are some people more easily addicted to drugs than others?

Do some people have addictive personalities?

Craig has identified and recognised his addiction. But can he ever truly stay off dark chocolate?

Are Aprender con Reza y Craig podcasts addictive? We hope so and are unashamed dealers!

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On next week's episode: Getting Dressed and Undressed


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Direct download: AIRC118_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm CEST

In this episode we're going to help you speak about the economy and discussing trends

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We spoke about money vocabulary and the economy in Episode 46 

Discussing Trends - upward and downward trends

Verbs/Nouns - DOWN

to decline/a decline
to go down
to drop/a drop
to fall/a fall
to decrease/a decrease
to dip/a dip
to slide - deslizar /a slide

More extreme-

to plummet
to halve/a halving
to plunge/a plunge
to nosedive/a nosedive
to tumble/a tumble
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UP

to rise (intransitive = no object)/a rise
to raise (transitive = with object)/a raise
to go up
to increase/ an increase
to improve/ an improvement
to grow/ a growth
to recover (from a previous fall)/ a recovery
to peak (to a maximum point)/ a peak

More extreme-

to shoot up
to hockeystick (US)
to skyrocket/ a skyrocketing (uncommon) *NOT a skyrocket
to double, triple/ a doubling/tripling
to rocket/ a rocketing (uncommon) *NOT a rocket
to soar/ a soar

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UP AND DOWN OR STABLE

to fluctuate/ a fluctuation
to level off or out/a level(l)ing off or out
to hold steady
to flatline/flatlining
to even out/an evening out (but *NOT with your friends in this case!)


Adjective + Noun phrases / Verb + Adverb phrases

a significant increase/to increase significantly
a slight drop/to drop slightly
a noticeable decline/to decline noticeably
a gradual recovery/to recover gradually
a steep rise/to rise steeply
a substantial growth/to grow substantially
a sharp decrease/to decrease sharply
a dramatic jump/to jump dramatically
a moderate recovery/to recover moderately
a steady improvement/to improve steadily

Examples-

There has been a steady rise in the number of unemployed people in recent years.
The figures show a sharp decline in the number of homeowners this year.
Compared to last year’s figures, this year has seen a significant increase of 40% so far.
We can see a slight drop of 2% compared to last week, according to theses statistics
The figures show (that) the number of homeowners has declined sharply this year.
The chart shows how car sales have plummeted since the crisis by 67%.
The table shows (that) the amount has flatlined at 8 million tonnes.
As the graph demonstrates, a dramatic price increase/increase in price occurred last month.
In recent years the percentage of homeless people in Spain has risen sharply.
There has been a slight improvement in our team’s ball possession this season.
As you can see from the diagram, the ratio of men to women is currently 2:1 (two to one).
Sales rose by 10% from 32,000 to 32,320. This meant an increase of 320.
The present fluctuation in prices makes future predictions difficult.
The amount of plastic polluting the seas looks set to continue rising, according to the figures.
Half of all those interviewed said they had bought 2 or more handheld devices over the last 5 years.


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...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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Manuel Tarazona

On next week's episode: Drugs and Addiction

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Direct download: AIRC117_FinalCut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm CEST

In this episode we're going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular nouns.


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Listener Feedback: Mamen
Mamen listens to podcasts while walking the dog. That's a great idea!
“It’s been a while since I've spoken to you”
Thanks for the invitation to visit Biescas. We'll try to make it up there at the end of the summer.
Have a wonderful summer!

A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression; for example, we say 'interested in' and not 'interested on' or 'interested about'.
As we saw in the previous two episodes, dependent prepositions can depend on a verb or adjective, as well as a noun.

There are dependent prepositions which go before certain nouns and others that go after certain nouns.

IN
in agreement - Are we in agreement with the way English should be taught?
in doubt - I’m in doubt about which course to write next.
in a hurry - Are you in a hurry to finish this podcast?
increase/decrease in - rise/fall in "There’s been a fall in the value of the euro and the pound."
difficulty in/with - Is there anything you’re having difficulty with?

OF
(take) advantage of - Take advantage of these podcasts and the free courses on mansioningles.com ( http://www.mansioningles.com/NuevoCurso.htm )
as a result of - As a result of this podcast we’ve met some wonderful people.

ABOUT
information about/on - Where can listeners find information about/on FCE courses? On the Mansión Inglés website ( http://store.mansioningles.net/downloads/first-certificate-course/ )
anxiety about - She feels a lot of anxiety about her test tomorrow.

ON
on strike - Have you ever gone on strike?
on average - How much coffee do you drink on average?
on the whole - On the whole, are you pleased with life in Valencia?
opinion on (attitude towards) - What's your attitude towards underage drinking?

AT
at risk - Do you think the EU is at risk? Will it break up?
at fault - I apologise. I am at fault. Sorry!

FOR
need for - There’s a need for good government. / There’s a need for change.
reason for - What’s the reason for the indecision in Spanish politics?
taste for - There’s a well-known podcaster with a taste for dark chocolate.

UNDER
under guarantee/warranty - have you got anything at home that's still under guarantee?
under age - Did you drink alcohol when you were under age?

TO
solution to - I’m afraid they had no solution to our problem.

PREPOSITIONS BEFORE AND AFTER A NOUN
in answer to - In answer to our request, we were given some help.
for the love of ... - “Don’t do it, for the love of God!”
in lieu of (= in place of, instead of) - My boss gave me a day off work in lieu of extra pay.

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In this episode we're going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular adjectives.

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Listener Feedback: Gaby from Peru
English teacher working with accountants Episodes 24 and 46 - money verbs Episode 24 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/06/05/money-money-money-must-be-funny-in-the-rich-mans-world-airc24/ ) Money vocabulary and the economy: ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/03/20/say-and-tell-economy-and-money-vocabulary-and-idioms-airc46/ ) (
What does she like?/What is she like? Episode 44 - ‘like’ and ‘as’ ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/02/28/the-difference-between-like-and-as-and-the-pronunciation-of-can-and-cant-airc44/ )

Episode 117 is going to be about describing trends

‘Thanks a bunch!’ - we love you too, Gaby! I think this YouTube video will help you with 'like': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6xU2G_FOYM

A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression;
for example, we say 'interested in' and not 'interested on' or 'interested about'.

AT
good/bad/fantastic/awful…. at - Craig's bad at tennis. Reza's awful at time keeping.
mad/angry at* - My girlfriend’s mad/angry at me for forgetting her birthday.

ABOUT
excited about - Is there anything you're excited about?
sorry for/about - Is there anything you’re sorry for?
crazy/mad* about - What food are you crazy about?
un/happy about - She wasn’t happy about her exam result
enthusiastic about - We’re enthusiastic about podcasting

IN
un/interested in - What are you interested in at the moment?
un/successful in - Steve Jobs was extremely successful in business.
deficient in - Peter’s poor diet is deficient in vitamins

OF
sick of / tired of - Craig’s getting a bit tired of Reza’s old jokes
proud of - What have you done in your life that you're proud of?
afraid/frightened of - What are you afraid/frightened of?
typical of - It’s typical of him to cancel at the last minute
fond of (= keen on) - We’re rather fond of “dulce de leche”
guilty of - The suspect was found guilty of murder.

WITH
dis/pleased with - The headmaster was pleased with the new student’s progress.
dis/satisfied with - I am extremely dissatisfied with the poor service in this restaurant.
disgusted with - She was disgusted with her new friend’s bad table manners.
crowded with - Valencia is crowded with people during the busy Fallas festival.
content with - Reza’s pretty content with his new shoes.


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TO
(to be/get) used to - The EU may have to get used to the British no longer being a member soon. (Revise 'used to', 'to get used to' and 'to be used to' here: http://www.inglespodcast.com/2014/01/31/aprender-ingles-con-reza-y-craig-6/
sensitive to - You should try to be sensitive to my spouse’s needs.
similar to - Bob writes in a similar way to me

FROM
different from - Canada’s climate is very different from Bolivia’s.
safe from - The refugees went far away to be safe from the war.

FOR
famous for - Scotland is famous for its beautiful highland scenery and whisky.
convenient for - The number 23 bus is very convenient for getting to the shopping centre.

ON
intent on - The terrorist was intent on causing destruction.
keen on (= fond of) - We’re rather keen on “dulce de leche”

 

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

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In this episode we're going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular verbs.

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VERBS and PREPOSITIONS

A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression; for example, we say 'interested in' (and NOT X 'interested on' or 'interested about'X).

for
Apologise for - He apologised for being late. You can also ‘apologise to someone’
Apply for - I applied for the job but I didn’t get it.
Ask for - How do you ask for a coffee in French?
Pay for (something consumed/something you shouldn’t have done) - Who’s paying for the beers?
I’ll pay for you. = I’ll pay for what you’ve consumed. (NB. “I’ll pay you” has a different meaning. My boss pays me 800 euros a month)
You’ve insulted me in public - you’ll pay for that! ( = I’ll make you pay for what you shouldn’t have done).
Wait for - I’ll wait for you outside the cinema. When was the last time you waited for someone?

about
Worry about - Don’t worry about it! - Don’t worry, be happy! Are you worrying about anything?
Complain about - Have you complained about anything recently?
Argue about something - When was the last time you argued about something? (to argue with someone)
Know about - Craig knows a lot about Mickey Mouse! (But he doesn’t know Mickey Mouse personally. He hasn’t met him, though it is his dream...) Reza knows a lot about music and English grammar.

from
Protect from - This spray should protect you from mosquitoes. Do you use anything to protect your skin from the sun?
Recovered from - To recover from an illness / a hangover / a shock (to get over = to recover from)
Suffer from - I suffer from a bad back. My brother-in-law suffers from a sticky mattress.

in
Get in - It’s hard to get in the local golf club. They don’t accept many new members.
Believe in - Do you believe in life after death?
Specialise in - Reza and Craig specialise in creating podcasts
Succeed in - You have to work hard if you want to succeed in life.

VERBS AFTER PREPOSITIONS ARE ALWAYS GERUNDS (verb + ing - "I apolgide for BEING late.")

of
Approve of - My parents didn’t used to approve of my friends
Smell of - This T-shirt smells of sweat. What does the beach smell of? What does Rusafa smell of? Answer - it smells of hipsters, bohemians, tourists (and gunpowder in Fallas!)
Think of - I’m thinking of the good times we had in London. (think about - what are you thinking about?)

on
Base on (often passive) - Can you think of any films that were based on the book?
Concentrate on - If I have music playing in the background, I can’t concentrate on any work.
Agree on/about - What don’t we agree on/about?
Congratulate someone on - I’d like to congratulate you on your promotion
Decide on - Have you decided on what you’re doing for Christmas?

to
Listen to + object - She listens to pop music. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Introduce someone to - I’d like to introduce you to my wife. Craig's going to introduce Reza to Rap music.

with
Agree with - I agree with everything you’ve said. (NB.- NOT XI’m agreeX)
Argue with someone - I often argue with my sister.

at
Laugh at - What was the last thing you laughed at?
Look at - What are you looking at? Are you looking at me? I’m looking at you!
Smile at - Try smiling at people in the street next time you go out.

Combining prepositions with one verb -
Reza apologised to Craig for arriving late again.
She didn’t agree with her friends on/about the choice of restaurant.
I complained about the faulty product to Customer Services.
They argued with their friends about where to go on holiday.
The student apologised to the teacher for not doing the homework.

Using more than one verb + dependent preposition -
I know about Tom congratulating Dick on getting the job.
She listened to me asking for forgiveness and said nothing.
Bill didn’t approve of us listening to our workmates’ private phone conversations.


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On next week's episode: Dependent prepositions (2) – Adjectives followed by a preposition

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