Wed, 25 December 2013
Las notas del episodio
Feedback/News: Merry Christmas! What are you doing for Christmas this year?
Reza's going to Belfast to spend Christmas with his family.
Question from Mara from Valencia: "What's the difference between other and another?" (singular/plural)
Gramática: other, another, others
This is another episode. There are 9 others. There are 9 other episodes.
another + single countable noun (Can I have another beer?)
other + plural countable nouns (There are other episodes)
There are 9 others (no noun)
Craig also does other work (other + uncountable noun)
He has other jobs
December 24th - Christmas Eve
December 25th - Christmas Day
Boxing Day = el 26 de diciembre, día festivo en Gran Bretaña
January 1st - New Year's Day
December 31st - New Year's Eve
January 6th - The day of the (three) Kings, or "Epiphany"
wrapping paper = papel de envolver/papel de regalo
¡Feliz Navidad! - Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas!
¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo! - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
¡Felices fiestas! - Season's greetings! Happy holidays!
Salud! - Cheers! ("Slancha" in Ireland)
Phrasal verb: wrap up (not RAP!)
to wrap up presents (envolver, empaquetar). People wrap up presents at Christmas time.
To wrap up a deal (to complete, conclude a deal etc). This podcast wraps up the year.
Don't get too wrapped up in work (absorbed, involved)
Wrap up warm, it's cold outside (abrigarse). Wrap up well in the winter when it's cold.
Para estudiar los phrasal verbs, recomendamos el cd de Mike Hardinge: http://www.mansioningles.com/otrosproductos/phrasal/phrasal_verbs.htm
Pronunciación: In English, we do not say each syllable with the same force or strength. In one word, we accentuate ONE syllable. We say one syllable very loudly (car, hotel, important) and all the other syllables very quietly.
For example: photograph, photographer and photographic.
Do they sound the same? How many syllables do they have? Where's the stress in each word?
photograph (DA de de)
photographer (de DA de de)
photographic (de de DA de)
Hay más practica con el estres de las palabras aquí: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer14_7.htm
Reza's Top Tip: Watch DVDs in English.
1) Watch in English with English subtitles (original version). Pause and take notes.
2) Watch again with English sound and with Spanish subtitles.
3) Watch again with English sound and English subtitles but don't stop it.
Let's wrap up this episode Reza! Give us a Christmas gift - go to iTunes and give us some stars (estrellas) y un corto resumen en iTunes.
Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre el inglés, puedes ponerse en contacto con Reza a firstname.lastname@example.org y a con Craig a email@example.com.