Mon, 8 October 2012
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Hello again. Welcome, and thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast. This is podcast number 53 recorded for September 2012.
Este mes, en el nivel básico un poco de gramática con el presente y la formación de las preguntas. En el nivel intermedio los superlativos - superlatives and also some expresiones with GET. There are some idioms and words with multiple meanings in the advanced section and, as always, some useful business English vocabulary.
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So let's get started con el nivel básico en lo que hemos practicado un poco de la gramática básica. Escucha y repite las frases.
The film finishes at 1am. Escucha la pronunciación
He usually works on Saturdays - Repite: Saturdays - on Saturdays - works on Saturdays - He works on Saturdays - He usually works on Saturdays.
His parents live near the shopping centre. - shopping centre es el centro comercial - Repeat - shopping centre - near the shopping centre - His parents live - His parents live neat the shopping centre.
We go to the gym three times a week. - tres veces a la semana - three times a week - Repite: three times a week - to the gym - we go to the gym - we go to the gym three times a week.
My dad doesn't work now. He’s retired. - retired significa jubilado -Repite: retired - My dad's retired - He doesn't work. He's retired
That restaurant doesn't open on Mondays. Repite: doesn't open - it doesn't open - It doesn't open on Mondays - The restaurant doesn't open on Mondays.
My friends play football every Saturday. Repite: play football - every Saturday - They play football every Saturday - My friends play football every Saturday.
Sandra does her homework in the evenings. Repite: does her homework - She does her homework - in the evenings - She does her homework in the evenings
My mum doesn't cook very well. To cook es cocinar - Repite: cook - doesn't cook - she doesn't cook - she doesn't cook very well - my mum doesn't cook very well - my wife doesn't cook very well.
My brother wears a suit for work. Suit es traje y to wear significa llevar puesto - Repite: suit - I wear a suit - he wears a suit - He wears a suit for work - my brother wears a suit for work.
Very good! - ¡Muy bien!
También hemos practicado la formación de las preguntas en el nivel básico.
Escucha algunas respuestas y intenta decir las preguntas antes que las digo yo. Luego, repítelas para practicar la pronunciación. Habla despues del tono. Are you ready? - Listo?
I get up at 7 o'clock - What time.......... do you get up?
He's is from
The shops open at 9am - What time ..........do the shops open?
His address is
He plays football on Saturday mornings - What does..........he do on Saturday mornings?
My husband is an architect - What does.......... your husband do? / What does........... your husband do for a living?
My doctor's appointment is on Tuesday 2nd. - When is (When's) your doctor's appointment?
In the intermediate section this month, we looked at some superlatives. Remember to always use the with superlatives - The greatest - the best - the least expensive - the most beautiful etc.
Listen: It's the most exciting thing I've ever done. Repeat: the most exciting thing - It's the most exciting thing - I've ever done - It's the most exciting thing I've ever done. What's the most exciting thing you've ever done? What's the most exciting place you've ever been to?
Listen: My worst subject at school was maths. Repeat: It's the worst - Maths is the worst. It's the worst subject - It's the most boring - No, physics is the most boring. English is the most interesting.
Listen: I like it the most. Repeat: I like it the most - I like it the least - The thing I like the least - The thing I like the least is the weather - It's the weather I like the least - I like the food the most. - The thing I like the most is the food. What do you like the most?
Listen: It's the most difficult thing. Repeat: the most difficult - the most difficult thing - It's the most difficult thing. Pronunciation is the most difficult thing - The most difficult thing is pronunciation. What's the most difficult thing for you?
Listen: She meanest person in the company. Repeat: the meanest person - She's the meanest person - She's the meanest person in the company.
Listen: He's funniest person I know Repeat: the funniest - the funniest person I know - He's the funniest person I know.
Good, now also in the intermediate section of the cuaderno, we studied some expression using the word GET. There are many expressions and phrasal verbs with get, and we looked at 8 of them: to get a present to get lost, to get divorced, to get angry, to get home, to get on with, to get up, and to get drunk
Listen and repeat the following questions:
What time did you get home?
Did you ever get lost when you were a child?
What time did you get up this morning?
When did you last get a present?
When did you last get drunk?
When was the last time you got angry?
Do you know anybody who has got divorced?
Is there anybody you don’t get on with?
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There were more idioms this month in the advanced section. Let's see if you can remember the idioms if I say the Spanish equivalent.
For example, meter la pata - ¿Qué es meter la pata in English? - the English translation has the words 'foot' and 'mouth' in it - Put your foot in your mouth. - I'm always putting my foot in my mouth.
Quien roba una vez roba diez. is "Once a thief, always a thief.” or "a leopard doesn't change its spots."
Persevera y triunfaras. - “Never say die”
No dejar piedra por mover - "(To) leave no stone unturned." - “We’ll leave no stone unturned until we find the thief.”
Poner las cartas sobre la mesa. - “Put your cards on the table” - “I’m going to put my cards on the table.” - I think you should put your cards on the table and tell me what's happening.
Borron y cuenta nueva. / Lo pasado, pasado esta. - “Let bygones be bygones.” -
Now listen and repeat the idioms:
Put your foot in your mouth.
Once a thief, always a thief.
Never say die
Leave no stone unturned.
Put your cards on the table.
Let bygones be bygones.
Also in the advanced section we looked at some words with multiple meanings like account, for example. To account for means to explain. How do you account for the fact that their shares have fallen - There's no accounting for taste. - Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito. - There's no accounting for taste.
On account of means debido a - Repeat: on account of - On account of his being too old - Debido a que es demasiado mayor - On account of his being too old - We left early on account of the weather.
On no account, or not on any account means De ningún modo, de ninguna manera, or bajo ningún concepto - On no account borrow money from that guy. - Don't do it, not on any account.
the word score is often used in sport. How do you say ¿Cómo van? in a game football, for example? What's the score? - How do you say El resultado final? - the final score - What was the final score?
If you have a score to settle tienes una cuenta pendiente. - Repeat: to settle a score. - To settle old scores means ajustar or saldar las cuentas pendientes.
A score is 20 - una veintena - there were scores of people there - había muchísima gente o había montones de gente - Repeat: scores of people.
The verb to score means marcar - to score a goal, for example.
Moving on...Delivery is una entrega o un reparto, but when a baby is delivered it's parto in Spanish. The delivery room in a hospital or clinic is salon de parto. You can also deliver a presentation or a speech. If you deliver it well it's interesting and entertaining. If your delivery is bad, people could fall asleep.
A pool es una charca, and a pool of blood is a strong collection. The woman was on the floor in a pool of blood. You can have a pool of water and a pool of light - un foco de luz - pool of light. A car pool es una flota de automóviles and you can also have a pool of resources - una fuente de recursos. We can get the job done more effectively if we pool our resources and work together.
And finally, the noun issue can mean tema, cuestión or asunto. - to face the issue is enfrentarse al or afrontar el problema - Let's not cloud the issue, Let's not confuse the issue - no nos vayamos por la tangente, no desviemos la atención del verdadero problema - You can also make an issue of something - I don't want to make an issue of it but … no quiero insistir demasiado sobre el tema pero …, no quiero exagerar la importancia del asunto pero …..- I don't want to make an issue of it but … The verb to issue can mean expedir, in the case of a visa, driving licence or a passport. And hacer público in the case of a statement or a report. "The police have issued a statement."
In the Business English section, we looked at some more business English vocabulary.
If you make money in business, you make a profit. What's the opposite of make a profit? - make a loss. The adjective is profitable. so if you make a profit, then your business is profitable. You have a profitable business.
¿Cómo se dice con respecto a in English? With regard to Repeat: with regard to - With regard to the new website design....
How do you say tratar con in English? - to deal with. Repeat: to deal with - I usually deal with the manager. Can we deal with this tomorrow? - And the past of deal is....dealt - Repeat: Dealt - I dealt with that yesterday. Have you dealt with it yet?
to go over means to review - repasar - I need to go over my presentation before the meeting.
The adjective outstanding can mean destacado, in a good way - He's an outstanding singer - Es un cantante exepcional. And in business it can also mean pendiente if we are talking about a problem or a debt (una deuda) -
Repeat: outstanding - an outstanding balance - un saldo pendiente - There is an outstanding balance on your account.
Misleading translates as engañoso - something is misleading if it gives you the wrong idea. Repeat: misleading - The figures are very misleading.
There are many expressions to describe trends in business English. Hacer caer is bring down. It's a phrasal verb - to bring down - Repeat: The recession has brought down profits. Derribar un gobierno is to bring down a government. And prices can also be brought down - Repeat: they've brought their prices down.
And finally, leave from work is permiso o licencia - One year's leave of absence - un año de permiso. To be on leave - estar o salir de permiso - She's on leave - She's on maternity leave.
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The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.