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Las notas del episodio

What did you get for Christmas? Did Reza get a scarf, some socks and a wallet from his mum? Has Craig got his bathroom finished yet?


Gramática:  1st and 2nd conditional.

If you study hard, you will learn a lot of English (1st conditional - If + present simple + will)

Use the 1st conditional to talk about possible/probable things.

If you stick to your diet, you will lose weight.

If you don't do exercise, you'll put on weight.

Unless you do exercise, you'll put on weight.

You will learn a lot if you listen to this podcast.

If you bought a lottery ticket, you would/might possible win. (2nd conditional) - If + past simple + would


If I win the lottery, I will (I'll) travel around the world. (1st conditional)

if I won the lottery, I would (I'd) travel around the world (2nd conditional)


If I were/was Prime Minister, I'd lower taxes.

If Craig were Mickey Mouse he would go to the pub with Scooby Doo. Reza, on the other hand, would prefer to have a beer with Bugs Bunny.


Estudiar los condicionales en nuestro curso intermedio: http://www.mansioningles.com/cursointer/cursointer11_5.htm




Pronunciación: Word stress in numbers:

14 - 40 - fourteen / forty

70 - 17 - seventy / seventeen

30 - 13 - thirty / thirteen

16 - 60 - sixteen / sixty


¡OJO! - Except when we're counting! 13, 14, 15, 16 etc.


Phrasal verb: Put up

Many people put up Christmas decorations (montar)

I'm going to put up a couple of photos on the wall. (colgar)


Would you mind putting me up for the weekend? (hospedar, dar alojamiento)

The boxer lost the match but he put up a fight.

You can put up money for something - How much money did they put up to build the airport in Castellon?

Put up or shut up! Act or be quiet.

Put up something for sale on eBay.

We try to put up a new podcast episode every week.

Craig puts up with Reza's Mickey Mouse comments (suportar, aguantar)

Craig has to put up with Reza every week!


Vocabulary Corner: New Year's Resolution - Resolución de Año Nuevo

8% of people who MAKE New Year's Resolutions actually KEEP them.



The most popular resolutions are:

  1. lose weight - (put on weight) and do more exercise
  2. eat more healthily
  3. save money
  4. get a better job
  5. spend more time with family and friends
  6. travel more
  7. stop smoking and drinking (alcohol)
  8. get organised
  9. learn something new
  10. Read more books


Are you going to make any New Year's Resolutions this year?

Send us an email, or a sound file (mensaje de voz en mp3) to mansionteachers@yahoo.es and tell us.


Reza's Top Tip: Self check spelling




which / witch (bruja)


Craig and Reza recommend Oxford and Collins dictionaries, and www.wordreference.com


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.


Si quieres mandarnos un comentario sobre este podcast o una pregunta sobre el inglés, puedes ponerse en contacto con Reza a belfastreza@gmail.com y a con Craig a mansionteachers@yahoo.es.



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