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Las Notas del Episodio

Gramática: El 'past simple' y el 'present perfect' juntos

I've been to Bilbao (present perfect) - Cuando hablas de tu vida hasta ahora.

When did you go? (past simple) - Para hablar de las cosas en el pasado.

Have you been to Cuba? (present perfect)

When did you go? - I went 6 or 7 years ago (past simple) La expresión del tiempo 'AGO' se emplea con el past simple.

Have you eaten anything today? (today hasn't finished yet)

When did you eat it (a specific time in the past)

Job interviews: Have you ever worked for a multi-national company? (present perfect)

When did you work there? (past simple)

How long have you been living in Valencia? (present perfect continuous)

I came here 17 years ago (past simple) I came in 1997.


Estudiar sobre el Pasado (pretérito) en inglés aquí:  http://www.mansioningles.com/gram40.htm


Pronunciación: los consonantes juntos (consonant clusters) - crisps (papas, chips) / structure (edificio) / stretch (estirar, estirarse) - stretcher (camilla) / hitch hiker / crunch, crunchy (crujiente) 

scrimp and save (When I'm 64....)

Every summer we can rent a cottage

In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear (expensive)

We shall scrimp and save

Grandchildren on your knee

Vera, Chuck, and Dave

Leer las letras the lyrics) a este canción de los Beatles en YouTube aquí: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldIfhc1pJpk


Phrasal verb: PUT OFF - to postpone (posponer) Reza has put off re-wiring his flat. Craig has been putting off going to the optician. Flu = gripe / Las Fallas festival in Valencia puts Reza off (distraer)

Music PUTS Craig OFF when he's trying to work. / Reza's experience with the girl in the cafe has PUT him OFF meeting women. The cockroach in the bar PUT Craig OFF eating in the restaurant.


Vocab Corner: COME - to come as a surprise. It came as a surprise to Craig to see we had nearly 2,000 downloads (descargas) of the podcast this month. It came as no surprise that the podcast is a success. 

/ to come as a relief (didn't have to pay for dinner in that expensive restaurant) - to come as a relief  - Come as a GREAT/TERRIBLE/DREADFUL shock (susto) - It came as a BIG/GREAT/COMPLETE surprise

Come to power A Prime Minister comes to power / come to a decision - Craig has come to the decision to go to Disneyland. "Come off it!" ¡Venga ya!- Estas tomando el pelo - You're pulling my leg.

Reza's Top Tips: Label (poner etiquetas) Pictures and photos. Also use Post-it notes to label things around the house and the office.


The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called See You Later - licensed by creative commons under a by-nc license at ccmixter.org.

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