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Lifestyles and classroom language- AIRC102

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In this episode: Lifestyles and classroom language (we're going to help you with useful classroom expressions and talk about different lifestyles and ways of living, social groups etc)

Listener Feedback: Manuel - Paterna (Valencia)
Hi Craig, Hi Reza:
I've been listening to your podcast many months ago (for many months) while I'm doing my house-work, at the gym, in the garden.....
It's a wonderful way to improve English and I hope you'll reach at least one thousand episodes and I could stand listening to.
I'd like, if you don't mind, to hear about how to use "thank" in English, the noun and the verb because It's a bit confuse (confusing) to me.
Thanks for your time and go on!

to thank (verb) - agradecer a alguien por algo (thank you for the coffee)
To say thank you to someone - thank you for listening to this podcast and writing a review on iTunes!
thanks - gracias (informal) cheers! (UK)
to give thanks for something - We give thanks for the love of our family. - Damos gracias por el amor de nuestra familia.
Thanksgiving - Día de Acción de Gracias

Ironic use: Who do we have to thank for this mess? - ¿A quién debemos dar las gracias por este desastre? / Thanks a lot!

Thank you so much. (Many thanks) - muchísimas gracias
thank you very much (many thanks) - muchas gracias
Thank you for all your help. - Le agradezco toda su ayuda.
I can't thank you enough. I can never thank you enough. A big/huge thank you!
Do British people say thank you more than the Spanish?

Classroom language – What does this mean?
How do you say _____ in English?
How do you spell it? How do you pronounce it? How do you pronounce/translate ____?
What’s the difference between ______ and ________?
Could you tell me ____? Can you explain _____?
Could you write it, please?

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Nuclear family - A nuclear family or elementary family is a family group consisting of a pair of adults and their children.
This is in contrast to a single-parent family, to the larger extended family, and to a family with more than two parents.

Modern family - When my parents were married, the ideal family consisted of a mother, father, two kids and a house in the suburbs.
The traditional family unit has evolved with extended families, single parents, gay parents, adoption and no children.

Jet setter - The definition of a jet setter is a person who travels frequently - Someone in high society with a glamorous life.
An example of a jet setter is someone who flies off to Paris to shop.

Millennials – Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) follow Generation X.
There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.

Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom.
Most demographers and commentators use birth dates ranging from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.

Yuppies - A yuppie - short for "young urban professional" or "young upwardly-mobile professional") is defined by one source as being "a young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and who lives and works in or near a large city".
This acronym first came into use in the early 1980s.

Dot-commer - a person who owns or works for a dot-com

Nouveau riche - people who have recently acquired wealth, typically those perceived as ostentatious or lacking in good taste.
New money / old money

Social climber - a person who is anxious to gain a higher social status.

Social misfit - A social misfit is generally thought of as someone who has different views on culture and doesn't fit in with most others in society.

Benefits, dole, scrounger/sponger - a person who borrows from or lives off others.
On the dole - to be unemployed

Jailbird - a person who often ends up in prison

A good for nothing - un gandul

Opportunist - a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.

happy-go-lucky - not worried about anything, laid back, easy going

A traditionalist - Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.

hipster - Members of the subculture typically do not self-identify as hipsters, and the word hipster is often used as a pejorative to describe someone who is pretentious and overly trendy.
(hip – adjective) - en la onda de.

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On next week's episode: Urban slang and more mispronounced words

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

Direct download: AIRC102_FinalCut.mp3
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