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In this episode: Pronunciation of Irregular Verbs

Listener Feedback:

Email from ROBERTO

Mensaje: Hi friends!!! Could the expression "a trade off between sth and
sth" be translated into Spanish as "tira y afloja entre algo y algo"?


Dictionary says: "sacrificar algo por".

For example: "The new speakers look stylish, but I would not trade the sound off for the appearance." This is a phrasal verb that you can separate.

It sort of means there is a surrender of some benefits for others. Here's another example with 'trade-off" as a noun:

"The side effects of that new medicine are a trade-off to its benefits." - La compensación de los efectos secundarios de esta nueva medicina por los beneficios que produce es evidente.

I'm not sure what "tira y afloja entre algo y algo". I've never heard this expression before, but it could be right.


Question from Maria Eugenia Abad:

Hello guys, I just want to say to you two thank you very much for the podcast, it really helps me with pronuciation and lot of things, (a lot of / lots of)
I would you like to suggest a podcast about the pronunciation of irregular verbs, infinitive, past simple and past participle, would be great if that is posible, once again thanks a lot.

The pronunciation of regular verbs in the past tense (-ed endings) in Epìsode 60 - inglespodcast.com/60 ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/07/19/the-ed-ending-on-past-regular-verbs-airc60-2/ )


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Verb Past Simple Past Participle


be was / were been

become became become

begin began begun
drink drank drunk
ring rang rung
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
swim swam swum


bring brought brought
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
fight fought fought
think thought thought
teach taught taught

come came come ("Craig often doesn't know if he's coming or going." - He does know what he's doing.)
go went gone

forbid forbade forbidden
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
choose chose chosen
ride rode ridden
freeze froze frozen
break broke broken
hide hid hidden
write wrote written
rise rose risen
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
take took taken
eat ate eaten

cut cut cut
run ran run

do did done

draw drew drawn

drive drove driven

find found found

fly flew flown

sit sat sat

blow blew blown ("To blow your own trumpet." - to boast (jactarse, presumir, tirarse flores)

grow grew grown

hear heard heard

know knew known

leave left left

mean meant meant

read read read

see saw seen

shoot shot shot

sleep slept slept

tear tore torn

tell told told

throw threw thrown

understand understood understood

wake woke woken

wear wore worn


...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us what you did yesterday and what you have done this week to practise the past simple and past participle

of these irregular verbs. Send us a voice message with speakpipe or Send us an email to craig@inglespodcast.com or belfastreza@gmail.com.


On next week's episode: Proverbs and David from Mexico asks us about adverbs, adjectives, verbs and nouns

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

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