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Andermans Veren: Ruud Bos  

Telkens weer (Bos/Wiegersma) / Willeke Alberti 2?27 bij DWDD college Claudia de Breij piano Sander Geboers. Marije (R. Bos/H.v. Veen) Herman van Veen 3?35 Van de LP Elckerlijc-Mariken Harlekijn 2925 510 Dag pompelmoes (R. Bos/T. Hermans) Toon Hermans 4?19 Eigen opname Scheepvaartberichten (R.Bos/Drs. P) Jenny Arean 4?01 Van de cd Tante Constance en Tante Mathilde NN 500,051-2 Column (Berk) Marjan Berk 3?15 Eigen opname Zwart geld boogie (Bos/Berk) Marjan Berk, Bill van Dijk, Bob van Leeuwen 2?40 Van de LP Moeder en haar jongens POLN 58.700 Het huwelijk (W. Elsschot/R. Bos) Willem Nijholt 3?18 Van de cd Portret BIS 033 Eendjes voeren (R. Bos/H. Dorrestijn) Adèle Bloemendaal 2?56 Eigen opname Chrisje (J. Boerstoel/R. Bos) / Gerard Cox 3?44 Van de cd Ik zou je het liefste in een doosje willen doen NN 500.009-2 Later (S. Carmiggelt/R. Bos) / Gerard Cox 2?38 Van de dvd/cd Ongehoord FAV 2-23002 Amsterdam (R. Bos/T. Hermans) Toon Hermans 2?43 Eigen opname Het lachen (F. Wiegersma/R. Bos) Willem Nijholt 4?46 Van de cd Portret BIS 033 Lieveling (H. Verhage/R. Bos) / Marnix Kappers 4?15 Van de cd Telkens weer het dorp BIS 077 Witte (L. Nijgh/R. Bos) Rosita Bloom 2?20 Van de LP Roosje zag een knaapje staan Decca 800 002 NY Pas als je baait in weelde (J.v.d. Merwe/R. Bos) Adèle Bloemendaal 2?52 Van de LP Uit het rijke leven van Adèle Bloemendaal Philips 6413 504 Scheveningse tram (R. Bos/M. van der Plas) Pascal Jacobsen 5?34 Eigen opname Kunst en vliegwerk (Het stoomlied) (L. Valkenier/R. Bos) / Ed en Willem Bever (F. v. Dusschoten, Ger Smit) 5?15 Van de LP Het dierenbos zingt! Philips 873 100 UBY

T4B053: Bec’s Best Birthday Thermomix Cake Recipes  

In Episode 53, Bec shares her favourite birthday cakes that she made to celebrate her 30th birthday. These are some old favourite cake recipes that are now her best Thermomix cake recipes… made So. Much. Easier.

Click on the play button at the top or download this in iTunes or on Stitcher Radio (and don’t forget to leave a review - it really makes our day!)

Here are the recipes we chose this week:

Recipe 1 - Bec’s Best Thermomix Carrot Cake (The 4 Blades)

Bec has been making this carrot cake recipe for YEARS and it would always take her hours to do as she would grate all the carrot by hand. It has her favourite elements of a carrot cake - carrot, pineapple, walnuts and cinnamon. It has been made so much easier and will hopefully be one of your favourite Thermomix cake recipes from now on! Enjoy - Bec’s birthday present to you! You can find the recipe for the frosting recipe we talk about here. Note: we added 1-2 tsp of the crushed pineapple and used lemon zest instead of orange zest... oh, and Nuttelex instead of butter so it was completely dairy free.

Recipe 2 - Flourless Citrus Chocolate Cake (thanks Nigella!) (converted by The 4 Blades)

This is an absolutely gorgeous cake, converted for the Thermomix from Nigella’s ‘Chocolate Lime Cake’. You can get creative and use whichever citrus fruit you like. The original recipe requires you to beat the eggs and sugar until it triples in size… made SO much easier by setting the TM for 10 minutes and coming back when the job is done!Not having to do that manually makes this a great Thermomix cake recipe! Because of the meringue-like texture that the egg / sugar combo creates, you have to follow the baking steps to avoid the top burning. It will crack a bit at the top, but that’s OK. Serve it upside down, sprinkled with icing sugar.

Here are some cool tips from this podcast...
- When creating an accompaniment to a dish (e.g. frosting for a cake, or a side dish for a main), consider using the flavours that are already in the dish. Joe gives the example of using the spices from the Beef Stroganoff in the cabbage side dish.

- Using springform pans are the easiest way to quickly line a cake tin. Put a sheet of baking paper over the bottom of the tin and click the side into place. Trim the edges and grease the sides.

- Looking for that other cake that Bec loves? It's right here... a delicious Orange Almond Cake!

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A No-Joke Fruit Cake.  

Recently, when I went back to England, I indulged in(1) something that I don't often get to indulge in; fruit cake. It might not seem very important, in fact, it might seem like a joke, depending on where you come from. Here in the U.S, for some reason, fruit cake is a joke. People joke about receiving a fruit cake at Christmas, and then trying to find a secret way of disposing of (2) it: put it in someone's mailbox, disguise it as a pet, or leave it in a basket outside a hospital......I've even heard of a book called 'One hundred and one ways to get rid of(3) a fruit cake.' Well, this is all a new experience for me. I love fruit cake. But, then again, there's fruit cake and there's fruit cake(4). Maybe the problem is that people here have never had a decent one. In England fruit cake is on the essential list when it comes to(5) baked goods. The recipe originates in Roman times, and was changed a little in the Middle Ages. Traditionally, it is made with wheat, and loaded with(6) dried fruit, nuts, and brandy. It's just the thing(7), after a long walk, with a slice of quality cheese and a cup of tea. And that is how I ate it in Yorkshire with my sister. We had been for a long walk through a forest and fields, to a panoramic (8)viewpoint. Then we walked back to a cafe that is actually a converted farmhouse. It was a warm, rock building, with wooden tables, views of the fields, and the smells of a bakery.  1. 'To indulge in' often means to eat or drink something that is quite special, though it can also be used as 'to experience' with some non-eating activities. You can miss out the word 'in' if the object is not mentioned. 'To indulge oneself' is used as 'to treat oneself'. a. We indulged in the most delicious chocolate cake I've ever had. b. They over-indulged at the New Year's party, and felt ill the next day. c. I indulged myself in the spa with a manicure, pedicure, and a facial. 2. 'To dispose of' is the same as 'to throw away' or 'to get rid of'. a. Dispose of old batteries responsibly: take them to a recycling center. b. He disposed of the evidence; he threw it in the sea. c. The waste disposal is in the sink (machine that liquefies food waste). 3. 'To get rid of' is an English expression that is very common: a. Could you just get rid of that old pair of shoes? b. What did you do with the car?   Answer: I got rid of it. c. What should we do with the corrupt politicians?    Answer: Get rid of them! 4. 'There's fruit cake and there's fruit cake.' Why did I make this repetition? What does it mean? It means that there is good fruit cake, or real fruit cake, and there is also bad, or not real fruit cake. You can use this repetition about anything. Sometimes the word 'then' is used in the middle of the comparison to emphasize the contrast in quality. If you really want to contrast one with the other, you can also add an adjective in front of the second object. a. My mother doesn't like hamburgers. But, you know, there are hamburgers and (then) there are hamburgers. b. That shop says that it sells antiques. Well, there are antiques and then there are antiques. c. There are tires and then there are quality tires. 5. 'When it comes to...' is similar in sense to 'on the subject of' or 'while we're talking about...' a. It's always best to double check your plans when it comes to traveling. b. When it comes to baked goods, we should always use quality ingredients. c. When it comes to the house, I think we spent too much money.  6. 'To be loaded with' or 'to load with' is, again, a very English sounding, common expression that can be used for more or less anything. a. They loaded my plate with chips; there were far too many. b. His car is loaded with all kinds of junk. c. This cereal is loaded with iron. 7. 'It's just the thing' is an odd expression that means 'it's the perfect thing'. a. Ah! A hot bath is just the thing when you're cold. b. Some discipline is just the thing for lazy people. c. My muscles ached after work, so I took an aspirin, and it was just the thing. 8. 'Panoramic' is a difficult word to say, so let's practice it. a. Pan -o-ramic, pan-o-ramic, pan-o-ramic. b.  That photo is panoramic; you can see the whole view. c. My camera has a panoramic setting. Remember you can join me on FACEBOOK at Anna Fromacupofenglish. If you need my app. you can find it in iTunes under A Cup Of English. And feel free to email me at acupofenglish@hotmail.com or acupofenglish@live.com.  Tweet // //

A Passion for Cake  

In this series of four programmes broadcast over Christmas, Sheila Dillon explores the link between tradition and food. First, in the run-up to Christmas, she takes an irreverent look at baking - and the connection between baking and being a "Good Wife and Mother. She begins by visiting a "Clandestine Cake Club", which meets every month in a secret location. This month's location takes the theme of the Mad Hatter's tea-party; the members have risen to the challenge and the cakes are truly extravagant. The founder of the cake club, Lynne Hill, sets out her vision for a world brought together by sharing cake. Sheila visits a cake-decorating competition for teenagers, and talks to girls about the particularly feminine lure of cake. She meets a cultural historian of cake, Professor Nicola Humble, whose book on cake traces our current passion back to Elizabethan days, and who explains the long connection between women and cake. But we also have a perspective from a man devoted to cake, former Bake-Off winner John Whaite. He reflects on the connection between gender and cake, and introduces his alternative take on Christmas Cake. With cake recipes, both ancient and modern, for the website. Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

What Koreans Eat On Lunar New Year's Day (떡국: Rice-cake Soup)  

You might already know that Korean people eat a bowl of rice-cake soup (떡국) in the morning of Lunar New Year's Day and it symbolizes getting one year older. But what does a bowl of rice-cake soup actually look like? How do you make it? Here is our attempt to try it as well as show you how it's made.

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사골 곰탕 만두 떡국

Ox-bone broth rice-cake soup with dumplings

 

재료: 떡국 떡, 사골 국물, 만두, 대파, 계란, 소금, 후추, 김

Ingredients: thin-sliced rice cakes, ox-bone broth, dumplings, green onions, eggs, salt, pepper, seaweed(laver)

 

떡국 떡을 물에 30분 정도 불려 놓는다. 팔팔 끓는 사골 곰탕에 만두와 떡국 떡을 넣어 준다. 떡이 충분히 익으면 소금과 후추로 간을 맞춘다. 대파를 어슷 썰어 넣는다. 계란으로 지단을 만들고 얇게 썬다. 지단과 김, 고추와 같은 고명으로 마무리한다.

 

Let rice cake slices sit in cold water for 30 minutes Bring ox-bone broth to a boil and add dumplings and rice cake slices After the rice cake slices are fully cooked, add salt and pepper to adjust the taste Slice the green onions diagonally Make thin slices of fried eggs Finish up by adding decorations using fried egg slices, seaweed and pepper

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멸치 떡국

Anchovy broth rice-cake soup

 

재료: 떡국 떡, 멸치, 다시마, 대파, 국간장, 소금, 후추, 계란, 김

Ingredients: thin-sliced rice cakes, anchovies, kelp, soup soy sauce, salt, pepper, eggs, laver

 

떡국 떡을 찬물에 30분 정도 불려 놓는다. 멸치와 다시마를 물에 넣고 끓인다. 끓기 시작하면 다시마를 건지고 약한 불로 15분 정도 더 끓인다. 떡국 떡을 넣어 끓인다. 떡이 다 익으면 대파를 어슷 썰어 넣고 국간장과 소금, 후추로 간을 맞춘다. 계란을 풀어 넣고 살살 저어 준다. 계란, 김, 고추와 같은 고명으로 마무리한다.

 

Let rice cake slices sit in cold water for 30 minutes Boil water with anchovies and kelp in it When it starts to boil, remove the kelp and boil for 15 more minutes over a low heat Add rice-cake slices and bring to a full boil Once the rice-cakes are cooked, slice green onions diagonally and season it with soy sauce, salt and pepper Add an egg and stir the soup Finish up by adding decorations using fried egg slices, seaweed and pepper





Episode 16 - How to Party Additive Free?  

Recently, we wrote quite a detailed post on how to throw an additive free birthday party. If you haven’t read it yet, you can check that out here.

This episode complements that blog post by explaining, in depth, our five simple steps to create an amazing additive and preservative free birthday party.

We’ve got it down pat now, throwing additive free birthday parties, for our kids, can be totally stress free and the bonus is that the kids really love it!

Three of the best things we have noticed by having additive free parties are:

Little to no fighting, or rough play,No tantrums,Kids are calmer, more relaxed,

By following the steps we’ve outlined below, you can throw an additive (and stress) free birthday party.

Get organized

You don’t want to prepare the day, or night, before the party especially if you want to make it additive free. Serving an additive free menu means you will most likely have to bake. It can be easy, don’t let this put you off.  There are so many simple things you can cook/bake that does not require you to be a masterchef.

However, if this is not something you are confident with you can get food from organic restaurants or cafes but this can be really expensive.

Do your list and write down what you are going to cook

Luckily, we have a plethora of recipes that you can cook days in advance.

For example, you can prepare:

Barbecue meatsSausage rolls (homemade)Pulled pork + salad wrapsChicken wingsChicken skewersPumpkin DipsCinnamon doughnuts (use the tea cake recipe from our Sweet Heaven Cook BookHow to decorate an additive free cake

Think outside the square when it comes to cake decorations.  You don’t have to use petroleum based food colours to achieve a bright, colourful cake.

Here are some options to consider next time you are cake decorating:

Use brightly colored toys to decorate the top of a kids cake,Flowers are beautiful for cakes (see Tracey’s most recent cake for her daughters 16th birthday party),Use natural food colors and 100’s & 1000’s to get a great effect,Make an ice cream cake with different layers.Prepare the loot bags

Kids love taking a loot bag home, sometimes it is even the highlight of the party.  However, to keep in theme of additive free, we often use things other than lollies to fill our bags.

Here are some brilliant ideas:

StickersPens and pencilsSocks and soap (for sleepover parties)Nail polishesSmall ToysNotebooksScarf and decorated bagsPlay DoughBalloonsAll the “other” food

Aside from the cake and the hot food, what else are you going to eat?

Below is a list of some of our favourite things to put on the party table.

Chocolate Bliss Ball (from our Bliss Ball Heaven Book)Fruit sticks and dipsAdditive free chipsPlain rice biscuitsPizza

As you can see, throwing an additive free birthday party means you have to prepare but it doesn’t have to be so hard. Keep things simple and don’t’ stress it!

Always remember to have fun, that is exactly what parties should be, totally fun and no stress.

Take care

Tracey and Jo
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Plugins: Cake and Eat it Too - Digital Photography Podcast 569  

This is The Digital Story Podcast #569, Jan. 31, 2017. Today's theme is "Plugins: Cake and Eat it Too." I'm Derrick Story.

Opening Monologue

The phrase, "You can't have your cake and eat it too," refers to telling someone that they can't have two good things that don't normally go together at the same time, like eating a cake and then continuing to possess that same cake so you can eat later*. An exception to this rule in the world of photography is with our photo management apps and plugins. I explain more in today's show.

* as written by Jacob Shamsian of the Business Insider.

Digital Photography Podcast 569

Plugins: Cake and Eat it Too

On one hand, we want continuity with our photo management applications. So whether you're using Lightroom, Photos for macOS, Capture One Pro, or something else, you want to know that your photos are safe and retrievable.

But at the same time, this is also our digital darkroom where we fine tune, experiment, and test new approaches to get the most our of our imagery. For these activities we want new tools and filters that fuel our creativity. And to be honest, new tools don't come fast in photo management applications.

A way that we can have both security and creativity is through the use of plugins. We don't have to give up our stable photo management system to experiment with new image editing tools. So I thought that I would share three interesting plugins with you today.

On1 Photo RAW

Available for both Mac and Windows. No catalog means you (or anyone with access) can store and edit your photos anywhere (local network and cloud). Built-in layers, brushes, and masking tools. Includes all of the ON1 apps; Browse, Develop, Effects, Portrait, Layers, Resize, and Photo Via Works as a standalone app, as a plug-in (for Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®), a host app (Google® Nik® and other apps), or as an extension (for Apple® Photos®).

I'm most interested in Photo RAW as a complement to Photos for macOS. But I think it's useful as a Lightroom plugin too. I downloaded the trial, and went for a test drive.

Bottom line was that Photo RAW worked well for Lightroom with smooth handoffs back and forth. But as an editing extension for Photos for macOS, it crashed Photos and didn't work. On1 Photo RAW is available for $99.

Luminar

No surprise here, I'm sure, that Luminar is at the top of this list. Mac users who rely on Lightroom, Aperture, or Photos for macOS, can expand their post processing chops with an array of sophisticated filters, layers, and localized editing brushes. You can purchase Luminar for $69 that includes the full set of plugins with a standalone version of the app.

DxO Film Pack

Available as a plugin for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Aperture 3, or as a standalone app. Mac and Windows compatible. In Lightroom you need to set it up as your additional external editor in Preferences. Once doing so, the roundtrip is painless, and the adjusted image is returned to Lightroom in a stack with the original.

This plugin gives access to more than 80 analogue films, and combines many original renderings with filter, vignetting, blur, texture, frame or light leak effects.

I really like these film emulations, and the fact that it is an excellent RAW processor at the same time. You can purchase versions starting at $79.

In the News: Advanced Editing Extensions from lynda.com

This is a very cool training from lynda.com: Photos for macOS: Advanced Editing Extensions. I show you how to use Luminar, DxO Optics Pro, Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, and Polarr. I cover standalone versus editing extension, and how to blend all of these tools into a creative, easy to use workflow.

Updates and Such

The registration forms for the The Chicago to New Orleans Rail Adventure - June 26-29, 2017, and for the San Francisco Street Photography Workshop - have been sent out to members of our reserve list. This workshop begins the day after Out of Chicago concludes. So if you're going to OOC, just add Sunday night to you

T4B094: Valentine’s Day Cakes  

Looking for unique Valentine's Day cakes?
Wanting to make special Valentine’s Day cakes for the one you love with the thing you love (your Thermomix of course!)? In Episode 94, we present two delicious yet unique options for Valentine’s Day cakes, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

Click on the play button at the top or download this in iTunes or on Stitcher Radio (and don’t forget to leave a review - it really makes our day!)

The recipes we chose this week are:

Recipe 1 - Red Velvet Cupcakes (from Thermomix in Australia’s Recipe Community)

These make such unique and gorgeous gifts. Perfect Valentine's Day cakes! This recipe gave us 12 red velvet cupcakes, with a delicious dollop of cream cheese icing on top (we used a piping bag). We only made a third of the icing recipe, and it was the perfect amount. These cupcakes were well received by our family and friends! In the podcast you will hear us talking about the fact we made our own baking powder (as we usually do... but used some VERY old bicarb soda, which we think affected how much our cakes rose).

Recipe 2 - Chocolate Red Wine Cake with Nutella Buttercream Icing (from Thermomix Baking Blogger)

This cake smells AMAZING!!! We made our own caster sugar first, and then added the chocolate to be grated, without removing the sugar, which worked really well. The feedback on this cake has been very good! We made it using gluten free flour, and the texture was great. You can’t taste the red wine. You may notice ours doesn't look as amazing as Sophia's (Thermomix Baking Blogger) does... that's because our buttercream icing split! We talk about ways to rectify this in the podcast, and in the tips below.

Here are some cool tips from this podcast... 

Don’t crack eggs directly into the bowl - crack into a cup first to make sure no shell goes in (or in case the egg isn’t good!)
Not sure if your bicarb soda is still good? Add to some vinegar. If it fizzes, it’s ok!
Want to make all your cupcakes the same size? Weigh the same amount of batter in each one.
Finding that your cupcake wrappers are browning? Consider budgeting two cupcake wrappers per cake - one to cook in, and then remove it and sit it in another cupcake wrapper / case.
Looking for a healthier version of red velvet cake? Check out this Red Velvet Cake coloured with beetroot and raspberries!
Does your cake need further cooking, but the top is browning? Cover in alfoil and keep cooking!
Buttercream icing has separated? Check out these ideas for how to rectify.
Want more Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out Episode 36 for a Valentine’s Day 3 Course Meal, or Episode 63 for Healthy Chocolate Ideas.
Want to see us in our test kitchen? Join us on Periscope @the4blades

What will you make for your Valentine? Leave us a note in the comments below! 

If you enjoyed this podcast, we’d be extremely grateful if you would take a second and leave us a review and rating over on iTunes.  Once on that page, simply click on the “View in iTunes” button to leave your review — thanks very much!

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T4B090: Thermomix Lamingtons  

Want to make Thermomix lamingtons?
With Australia Day coming up we head to the kitchen to test a great recipe for Thermomix lamingtons. In Episode 90, we experiment with four different variations, and report back with our findings! If you love a lamington, read on!

Click on the play button at the top or download this in iTunes or on Stitcher Radio (and don’t forget to leave a review - it really makes our day!)

We only chose one recipe this week, but tested 4 different variations of it! The batter will fill your bowl - it makes quite a lot of lamingtons! The chocolate dipping sauce is absolutely perfect for this recipe (and if you have any left, whiz it up with some milk for a milkshake!) The recipe tester feedback about this recipe is that it leads to a delicious lamington. It's easy to follow, cost effective, and yummy. What more do you want? The recipe we used has great easy-to-follow steps. Click the link below to find the recipe.

Recipe - Thermomix Lamingtons (from The Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard)
What is a lamington? 
In its most basic form, a lamington is a cake dipped in chocolate and covered in coconut. Of course, there are many variations, and we have learnt on our Facebook page, that there are many personal preferences surrounding lamingtons.

Butter cake or sponge cake for the inside?
Plain cake, or a layer of jam and / or cream inside?
Covered in chocolate, or something else?
Shape - squares? Fingers? Very important to determine your preferred sponge:chocolate ratio!

Quick poll: Do you prefer your lamington...A: Traditional - cake covered in chocolate icing and coconut. B: Filled with a layer of jam, cream or both.

Posted by The 4 Blades on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

We learned from the Australian Lamington Appreciation Society that the story behind lamingtons goes something like this:

There was a maid-servant working at Government House in Brisbane when Lord Lamington was the Governor of Queensland. One day, she accidentally dropped the Governor's favourite sponge cake into some melted chocolate. Lord Lamington was not a person of wasteful habits and suggested that it be dipped in coconut to cover the chocolate to avoid messy fingers. Lord Lamington devoured this new taste sensation with great delight and the maid-servant's error was proclaimed a magnificent success by all!
Our Experiment
We created four batches of Thermomix lamingtons, each with a different variation that we are commonly asked about.

Gluten Free Flour + Baking Powder, using Nuttelex instead of Butter
Gluten Free Flour + Baking Powder, using Butter
Plain Flour + Baking Powder, using Butter
Store-bought Self-Raising Flour, using Butter

Here is what we discovered:

Gluten Free vs Wheat Flour Thermomix Lamingtons
Experiment notes:
- We halved the quantity of the GF batter.
- Batter was thicker when GF flour was used.

End result: 
- No significant difference in taste noted between GF and wheat flour batches.

Nuttelex vs Butter Thermomix Lamingtons
Experiment notes:
- Butter batter more yellow, otherwise no significant visual differences in the batches pre or post cooking.
- Both were cooked using GF flour and in a loaf tin (due to the reduce batter size).

End result:
- The butter batch led to a slightly more dense cake. Taste testers preferred the taste of the butter batch, but were happy with both. It was still a good option.

Thermomix Lamingtons with storebought self-raising flour vs plain flour + baking powder
Since having our TM we have always used 1 tsp of baking powder in plain flour instead of using self-raising flour. Just one less thing to have in the cupboard. We make our own baking powder using the recipe in the ‘Make Your Own’ Bonus Issue, available to all subscribers of The 4 Blades Magazine.

Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions - AIRC133  

Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions - AIRC133

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In this episode we're going to help you with Adverbial clauses, linkers, conjunctions etc

Audio feedback from Edu from Peru
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Listener Feedback: Bruno Schvidah from Brazil sent us an email.
My name is Bruno and I am from Brazil but recently living in Copenhagen!
My weak side has been "adverbial clauses and linkers" I would really like to go through that!
For now, I wish you all a great Friday!
All the best, Bruno

We're sorry it's taken us so long to answer your question, Bruno.
We spoke about some linking words in Episode 55 (but, even though/although, however, in spite of/despite) ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2015/06/14/linking-words-but-even-thoughalthough-however-in-spite-ofdespite-etc-shopping-expressions-airc55/ )

What Are Adverbial Clauses?
"An adverbial clause is a group of words which does what an adverb does.

Adverbial clauses (like all clauses) contain a subject and a verb. For example:

"I eat dark chocolate daily."
(normal adverb)

"I'm going to eat dark chocolate until you tell me to stop."
(adverbial clause = "until you tell me to stop")

More examples:
I never knew how wonderful life could be until I started podcasting.

I'll let you know as soon as I publish this episode.

Now that we've eaten, we can have some of that chocolate cake.

Adverbial clauses don’t have to speak about time. They can also be about contrast, cause and effect, condition etc.

Contrast:I had some chocolate cake even though I was full. (even though = aunque)

Cause and effect: I’ve put on weight this month because I’ve been eating so much cake.

Condition: I’m not going to Disneyland unless you come with me. (unless = a menos que, a no ser que)

More linkers:

In spite of / Despite - “I bought an iphone in spite of the price.” (in spite of/despite = a pesar de)
They go at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
“Reza arrived on time despite / in spite of missing the bus”


Instead of (en vez de, en lugar de)
“This year we’re having roast lamb for Christmas dinner instead of turkey.”


Although (aunque) / though / even though / in spite of the fact that (a pesar de que) - “Although/Even though/Though I was full, I had another piece of cake.”

"Even though" is more emphatic than "although".

“Though” can also go at the end of a second sentence in informal English:

These connectors are followed by a complete sentence. They can be placed at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence. If they are at the beginning we put a comma after the clause.

"I had another piece of cake, although I was full."

“In spite of the fact that the neighbours were making a noise, we decided to record this podcast.”

“Reza loves Berta. She rarely thinks about him, though.”

"I'm sorry, we don't have any chocolate cake. We've got some biscuits, though."

However (sin embargo) / nevertheless/nonetheless (no obstante) / even so (aun así)
At/Near the start of a second sentence:

“I was really tired. Even so, I decided to go out for a beer.” (sin embargo, aun así)

“Craig’s on a diet. However, he can’t lose any weight.”

“I didn’t like the price. Nevertheless/Nonetheless, I bought it.”

Or at the end of a second sentence in informal English:
“I didn’t like the price. I bought it, nonetheless.”

While / whereas (mientras que)
In the middle or at the start of a sentence:
“Our last podcast was really interesting, whereas/while this one is a bit boring.”
“While/whereas the last podcast was really interesting, this one is a bit boring:”

On the one hand / on the other hand (por un lado / por el otro lado)
Links two contrasting ideas. “On the one hand” can be omitted:
(On the one hand,) I think that technology has helped society in the areas of health, work, education etc. On the other hand we might be too dependant on technology and maybe to addicted to it as well.

On the contrary - al contrario
Some people say that people can’t change. On the contrary, I think they can!

We can use linkers to add information:

Moreover (además) / furthermore / besides (además) / in addition (to) (además (de)) / as well as (además de) / apart from (aparte de) / what’s more (además; lo que es más, y encima) / on top of that (además) / as well = too (también) at the end of a sentence

“In addition to jazz music, Craig also likes rap.”
Besides music and podcasting, what other hobbies do you have at the moment? - It's a nice day for a walk, and besides, I need the exercise.
I think you owe me an apology. Furthermore, you need to apologise to my wife.
Your company did not inform us of the building work in the hotel. Moreover, no compensation was offered.
Juan was at the meeting, as well as Sara and Maria.
‘Apart from Spanish, Reza also speaks French”.
“He's ugly and what's more, he's not very nice.”
"What a day! First I woke up late, then the car wouldn't start, and on top of that, I dropped my phone and broke it."
She likes tea. She likes coffee as well/too.


We can use linkers to show consequences and results:

As a result (of) (debido a,como resultado, como consecuencia) / therefore (por lo tanto, por eso) / consequently, as a consequence (en consecuencia, y entonces, y por eso) / for this reason

“Reza and I work very hard on this podcast. As a result, it’s becoming one of the most popular learning English podcasts in itunes.”
“I think, therefore I am.” - pienso, luego existo
“I wanted it; consequently, I bought it.”
“I don’t think I can help you develop this product, and for this reason I’m out.” - Shark tank

We can also use linkers to show reasons and causes:

Because (of) (a causa de, debido a) / as / since / seeing that / on account of / due to (debido a) / due to the fact that (debido a que) / owing to / owing to the fact that

As/Since/Because Craig loves Mickey Mouse (clause), he wants to visit Disney Land, Orlando.
Because of Craig’s love for Mickey Mouse (noun phrase, not clause), he wants to visit Disney Land, Orlando.


“Because of / on account of / owing to / due to our sponsor, italki we are able to continue with this podcast.”

Compare:
“We didn’t record podcasts yesterday due to* work.”
“We didn’t record podcasts yesterday due to the fact that* we were both working.”

(*also owing to and owing to the fact that)

“As / Since / Seeing that we’re hungry, we should break for lunch now.”

In order to = a more formal version of INFINITIVE / so as to
Theses conjunctions explain the purpose of something. They are more common in written English.
Reza and I started this podcast (in order) to help you improve your English.
We started our Patreon program so as to be able to pay for full transcriptions for these podcasts (go to https://www.patreon.com/inglespodcast for more details)

All the same (de todas formas, a pesar de todo)
“They offered to pay me 30 euros per hour, but I turned down the job all the same.”

We can use some linking words to show the order and sequence of things

First of all / Firstly / To begin with / To start with / In the first place (en primer lugar, antes que nada)
Second / Secondly (en segundo lugar)
Third / Thirdly (en tercer lugar)
After that / Then (después de eso, después) / Next (luego)
Finally, Lastly (por fin, por último, finalmente)
Last but not least (por último, si bien no menos importante)

Linkers for summarizing

In short / To sum up / In conclusion (en resumen, para concluir, resumir)
All in all (en suma)
In brief (en resumen)
In short (en resumen)
On the whole (en general)


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Episode 85 Cake for Yorkshire Ripper, Rapist Janner and Scots snub her Maj  

The Sun newspaper reports that, YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe threw a wobbly in Broadmoor after not getting a birthday cake.

The 19st serial killer said it was “thoughtless” as he could have shared it out.

It came after he moaned about having Happy Birthday sung to him, claiming he hated being the “centre of attention”. 

Staff could not find a cake suitable for Sutcliffe, who was 69 on June 2, as he has diabetes.

But he told a pal: “I am the only diabetic on the ward and it would have been shared out with the other lads. They could have got a normal one and I’d have only had a bit. It’s thoughtless.

“I didn’t like Happy Birthday being sung. It took me by surprise and I was embarrassed.”

The bloated psychopath is now a Jehovah’s Witness and followers do not celebrate birthdays.

But a source, not a worker at at the Berkshire hospital, said: “He doesn’t mind people sending cards and presents. He got loads from friends, family and his many visitors and pen pals. Some came with CDs and money.”

Sutcliffe is serving 20 life sentences for killing 13 women and attempting to kill seven more. 

Broadmoor would not comment.

  Jon Gaunt says,. LET HIM  EAT CAKE!    In fact Jon suggests that we all send him cake and hope he falls into a diabetic coma, but seriously this man should have been executed years ago for his crimes not allowed to demand a birthday cake!   Lord Janner has been accused in the House of Commons of being a child rapist and now must surely face a criminal trial.   Jon also says that Alison Saunders the DPP must fall on her sword or be sacked for her mistakes in this case and in her witch hunt of Tabloid journalists.   Jon is also angry that the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon are refusing to pay the corect amount of money to her Majesty.     In simple terms Jon says there is only one solution to this increasingly Dis-United Kingdom and that is to give the SNP full fiscal authority and let them see how they fare. But he is fed up of having to pay for their whims and excesses via the Barnet formula.
Episode 85 Cake for Yorkshire Ripper, Rapist Janner and Scots snub her Maj  

The Sun newspaper reports that, YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe threw a wobbly in Broadmoor after not getting a birthday cake. The 19st serial killer said it was “thoughtless” as he could have shared it out. It came after he moaned about having Happy Birthday sung to him, claiming he hated being the “centre of attention”.  Staff could not find a cake suitable for Sutcliffe, who was 69 on June 2, as he has diabetes. But he told a pal: “I am the only diabetic on the ward and it would have been shared out with the other lads. They could have got a normal one and I’d have only had a bit. It’s thoughtless. “I didn’t like Happy Birthday being sung. It took me by surprise and I was embarrassed.” The bloated psychopath is now a Jehovah’s Witness and followers do not celebrate birthdays. But a source, not a worker at at the Berkshire hospital, said: “He doesn’t mind people sending cards and presents. He got loads from friends, family and his many visitors and pen pals. Some came with CDs and money.” Sutcliffe is serving 20 life sentences for killing 13 women and attempting to kill seven more.  Broadmoor would not comment.   Jon Gaunt says,. LET HIM  EAT CAKE!    In fact Jon suggests that we all send him cake and hope he falls into a diabetic coma, but seriously this man should have been executed years ago for his crimes not allowed to demand a birthday cake!   Lord Janner has been accused in the House of Commons of being a child rapist and now must surely face a criminal trial.   Jon also says that Alison Saunders the DPP must fall on her sword or be sacked for her mistakes in this case and in her witch hunt of Tabloid journalists.   Jon is also angry that the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon are refusing to pay the corect amount of money to her Majesty.     In simple terms Jon says there is only one solution to this increasingly Dis-United Kingdom and that is to give the SNP full fiscal authority and let them see how they fare. But he is fed up of having to pay for their whims and excesses via the Barnet formula.

Open Kaart: filosoof René ten Bos  

René ten Bos is filosoof, schrijver en sinds april 2017 Denker des Vaderlands. Het werk van René ten Bos kenmerkt zich vaak door zware thema’s die hij met humor en blijmoedigheid benadert. Tijdens het Over Het IJ Festival, dat deze week in Amsterdam plaatsvindt, bespreekt hij de rol van de dood in de drukke stad, en hoe we daarmee om kunnen gaan. In de rubriek Open Kaart beantwoordt René ten Bos persoonlijke vragen over leven en werk.

020: Tantra and the Power of Intuition with Katrina Bos  

Today I sat down with Katrina Bos. Katrina is an author, a cancer survivor, a mother, a mathematician and a teacher of tantra. Tantra, as Katrina will explain, is not about yoga or sex or weird kinky things, it’s about connecting with people and finding a true state of intimacy. Our conversation was so interesting because it wasn’t just about sexuality or connection, it was about how we leverage these things to connect to who we are as women, and who we are as go-getters in this world. This interview is jam-packed with actionable information about finding ways to connect to yourself, truly loving yourself and ultimately being able to improve your ability to connect to the world.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:53] Please join our Facebook community, Legacy, a group of bad-ass women collectively committed to leaving the world better than we found it.

[2:55] Katrina found, or was led to, tantra ten years into her marriage.

[6:27] Through tantra Katrina learned what it really meant to be feminine.

[8:57] When we aren’t in survival mode, we have the time to nurture our intimate relationships.

[10:57] What is tantra, exactly?

[16:56] Where should you seek sexual mentorship? How can you teach your kids the right things about sex?

[22:00] Making love should be intuitive.

[23:24] When her kids were young Katrina decided that she would always be their safe place in the world.

[27:01] If you can’t be safe, and open, and loving, you can’t connect.

[29:19] Tantra is the opposite of porn.

[32:44] What is the first step to becoming tantric?

[38:07] To really make love you have to give up your plan and agenda.

[39:50] The brain can only do so much.

[41:19] Some sex is draining while some is energizing.

[43:56] Follow your intuition in relationships and business.

[47:24] Human beings are not linear systems, they are chaotic systems.

[48:52] Health is ease.

[52:19] Take this month’s quiz about sleep at meghanwalker.com/entrepologyquiz.

[53:38] Katrina does not have a consistent morning routine.

[53:49] Katrina is currently reading about Nikola Tesla.

[54:10] Katrina loves her latte with homemade almond milk.

[54:43] What does Katrina do for fun?

[54:49] Entrepreneurism isn’t for everyone.

[57:46] If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more, please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Legacy Facebook Group

Fusion Tantra

 

Tweetables:

 

“In North America we are so messed up sexually.”

 

“We lose touch with the feminine, and I think that’s why we burn out so easily.”

 

“We actually have the time and the space to be contemplative now.”

 

" Would you ever treat your partner the way you treat yourself?"

 

" Only in the quiet, do we have inspiration."

 

" If you can't be safe, open and loving, you can't connect. Energy doesn't lie."

 

" Intuition isn't just telling you what the next step is. It's telling you the truth about the present moment."

 

" While the world may throw you a thousand ideas at you, there is only one that is your reality."

 

MORE ABOUT KATRINA BOS

 

Katrina Bos has been studying and practicing Tantra for over 10 years… Her greatest AHA moment came when she realized that this was actually our natural ability… That we are designed to be THIS intimate and experience such incredible pleasure!! Her goal is to de-mystify this ancient teaching and share it with everyone!! Because it is truly how we are made… And we all deserve to feel that kind of pleasure, happiness and connection!! Katrina now lives in Toronto, teaches online courses through her school, Fusion Tantra and travels to teach all around the world. Her passion is teaching “grounded spirituality” and understanding and exploring exactly what we as humans are truly capable of.

 

CONNECT WITH MY GUEST

Website: www.fusiontantra.com

Facebook:  @fusiontantra

 

MONTHLY QUIZ

Part of improving your health and performance as an entrepreneur requires that you take inventory of your current state of health. To this end, we have prepared a monthly quiz related to the health and performance of entrepreneurs and go-getters. This month, the focus is on the importance of sleep…

 

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Andermans Veren zondag 5 juni  

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TPS5: Deron Bos  

Zachary talks physical & digital organization with Deron Bos of Bos Organization. They discuss the story behind one of our favorite Mac apps (Hazel), Getting Things Done, and some of Deron's favorite apps. Links The Ultimate Guide to Transforming your Old iPhone into a Kid’s Dream iPod Touch Hazel Hazel's inspiration Evernote Dropbox Zachary's paperless article: Think going paperless is hard work? Think again. Here’s how I showed my 56-year-old dad go paperless. Getting Things Done by David Allen Merlin Mann interviews David Allen Deron's post on 1Password 1Password Lastpass Gustave Flaubert - "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) BusyCal Sunrise Fantastical Wild by Sheryl Straid Tweetbot - Mac | iPhone Back to Work podcast Quickcast Eat That Frog Bos Organization - Deron's Free Paperless Guide @bosorganization - Deron's Twitter handle If you enjoy the podcast, then subscribe on iTunes and please leave an honest review on iTunes. This keeps us going and it helps us grow the podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rrwvGAYKeM

Cake  

In which our heroes erroneously prepare for a big turnout, cut mammoth slices that nobody would sensibly request and are forced to follow a satisfying meal with gigantic slabs of sugar as we discuss cake. We push our pathetic plastic dessert forks into region-specific cooking literature, consider practical applications for cake and propose substitutes for sugar and flour. Jackson breaks into houses, Alli delivers a message to Mark Ruffalo/Buffalo and Zammit just tries to ruin all of your favourite foods. So join the gang as they attempt to refuse seconds, but, hindered by food-induced lethargy, end up with more cake. Never again.

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Cake!  

In which our heroes erroneously prepare for a big turnout, cut mammoth slices that nobody would sensibly request and are forced to follow a satisfying meal with gigantic slabs of sugar as we discuss cake. We push our pathetic plastic dessert forks into region-specific cooking literature, consider practical applications for cake and propose substitutes for sugar and flour. Jackson breaks into houses, Alli delivers a message to Mark Ruffalo/Buffalo and Zammit just tries to ruin all of your favourite foods. So join the gang as they attempt to refuse seconds, but, hindered by food-induced lethargy, end up with more cake. Never again. Want to help us make the perfect cake? Head to http://www.patreon.com/sanspantsradio and for as little as $1 a month, you can help us gain weight for the winter. And don’t forget to purchase your copy of Plumbing the Death Star Vol. 1 right now available at https://audiobooksontape.com/shop/plumbing-death-star-bonus/, grab some Sanspants Merch here http://teepublic.com/user/sanspantsradio and vote for us in the Podcast Awards here http://www.podcastawards.com!

When is a cake a biscuit, or even a pudding?  

From King Alfred to our modern-day love of the Victoria sponge cake and puddings such as Pineapple upside down cake, there's a cake and a pudding for every occasion. Jenni talks to Alysa Levene, author of Cake: A Slice of History and Regula Ysewijn author of Pride and Pudding about their social history and what making them tells us about women. Ian Duncan Smith can be seen breaking down in tears in documentary 'Workers or Shirkers' which goes out tonight on BBC 2 As he adds his name to the list of weeping politicians Behavioural Psychologist, Jo Hemmings joins us to discuss how we react when men and women in power cry. Di Slaney decided to take a step back from run her own marketing company in Nottingham in order to move to the country and take over an old farm. Little did she know that the lifestyle change would also lead to a creative career. She talks about how becoming a farmer inspired her new poetry collection The Reward for Winter. When two female backpackers were killed in Ecuador earlier this year, many were quick to ask why they didn't have a man with them. Why is travelling alone still considered by many a risky, frivolous pursuit for women? Francis Lynsey-Gordon a writer for Lonely Planet and solo traveller Sophie Radice, currently in the Borneo jungle. Plus the fourth link in The Chain - the American art director Libby Delana founder of the advertising agency Mechanica Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.

February 2013  

 Aprender ingles gratis con La Mansion del Ingles. Un podcast para mejorar la gramatica, el vocabulario y la pronunciacion del ingles. Una leccion del ingles con ejemplos y ejercicios.

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Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 58 recorded for February 2013.

Este mes, en el nivel básico vamos a practicar algunos frases con los verbos, y también vocabulario sobre el tiempo. The weather. En el nivel intermedio practicamos vocabulario de la compra - Shopping.

There are some more idioms to study in the advanced section along with vocabulary about lies and deception. There's business vocabulary as usual, and of course many more ideas and resources to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

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Ok so, let's begin then as usual with el nivel básico. En el primer ejercicio del nivel básico, habían algunas colocaciones con verbos y sustantivos. Escucha y repite:

to go abroad - abroad significa en el extranjero. Escucha: abroad. Repite: Abroad - to go abroad.  I go abroad every year. I went abroad for Christmas. Did you go abroad last year?

to buy souvenirs. Souvenirs son recuerdos. Escucha: souvenirs. Repite: souvenirs. to buy souvenirs. I buy souvenirs. When I go abroad, I buy souvenirs.

to rent an apartment. - alquiler un piso. apartment es una palabra en el inglés americano. ¿Cómo se dice piso en el inglés britanico? - flat. Repite: flat - to rent a flat. Apartment - to rent an apartment. I want to rent an apartment.

Escucha: to take photos. Repite: photos - take photos. I like taking photos. Did you take any photos?

Escucha: To go for a walk - nota como las palabras for y a se juntan - go for a walk - Repite: walk - for a - for a walk - go for a walk. I often go for a walk after lunch.

Escucha: to have a good time. Repite: time - good time - have a good time. We have a good time. Yesterday we had a good time. Are you having a good time?

to walk around the town. Repite: the town - around - around the town - walk around the town. We love walking around the town.

Escucha: to go by car. Repite: car - by car - go by car - we go to work by car. I went by car. I like going by car.

Escucha: to stay in a hotel. Repite: hotel - in a - in a hotel - stay in a hotel - We stayed in a hotel - Where did you stay? We stayed in a hotel. Did you stay with friends? No, we stayed in a hotel.

Very good! ¿Muy bien!

Luego, hemos practiacado vocabulario sobre el tiempo. ¿Cómo se dice 'hace frio' en inglés? - It's cold. Repite: It's cold.

 ¿Cómo se dice nieve en inglés? - snow. Repite: snow. It snows in winter. Does it snow in winter? Does it snow in Valencia? No, it doesn't. Does it snow in Chicago? Yes, it does.

¿Cómo se dice, 'Hace calor'? - It's hot. Repite: It's hot. It's very hot. It's really hot today.

¿Cómo se dice very very very hot? - It's boiling! Phew, it's boiling in here! - It's boiling today.

¿Cómo se dice niebla en inglés? fog - F-O-G fog - y ¿Qué es el adjetivo? - foggy - It's foggy - It's foggy outside. I can't see, it's foggy.

¿Cómo se dice lluvia en inglés? - rain. repite: rain. Esta lluviendo - it's raining. Repite: It's raining.

¿Cómo se dice 'soleado' en inglés? - sunny. Repite: sunny - It's sunny - Is it sunny? Is it sunny in Valencia? - Yes, it is. It's very sunny.

 

Ok, moving on to the intermediate section, we practised some vocabulary connected to shopping. Let's see if you can remember the vocabulary if I read the definitions. For example, What's the name of the place, in a clothes shop, where you try on clothes before buying them? It's the...... fitting room. Repeat. the fitting room - Excuse me, where's the fitting room? Can I try this on? Yes sir, the fitting room is over there.

What does the shop assistant usually stand behind? A shop assistant usually stands behind the...... counter. Repeat: counter.

If clothes are the correct size, we say that they.....fit you. If they look good on you, we say that they.....suit you. Repeat: It fits you. Does it fit you? Yes it fits me. - Does it suit me? - Yes, it suits you very well.

What do we call the time of year when shops reduce the price of their goods? This time of year is known as the.... sales. Repeat: sales.  The sales are on in Valencia at the moment. During this time you can very often find good ......bargains. Repeat: bargains. or gangas - bargains - Where did you find that bargain? Repeat: Where did you find that bargain? -  I found it in the sales.

Ok, which two things can you put your shopping in, in a supermarket? Well, if you don't have a lot of shopping, you can put it in a....basket - una cesta. A shopping basket. Repeat: A shopping basket. But if you have a lot of shopping, you'll probably need a ....trolley, a shopping trolley, or a shopping cart as they say in the US. You've probably seen the words "shopping cart" on internet web sites like Amazon, for example. Repeat: basket. Can I have a basket? - trolley - Excuse me, where are the trolleys?

Finally, what's the area of the supermarket called where you pay for your goods? It's called the ....checkout. Repeat: checkout.

Excellent! - Well done!

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There were more idioms this month in the advanced section. Let's see if you can remember the idioms if I say the Spanish equivalent. For example, ser pan comido. Do you remember this idiom in English? It's "A piece of cake.". Repeat: A piece of cake. The exam was a piece of cake. I was nervious before the job interview, but in the end it was a piece of cake.

The next one was más muerto que mi abuela. - "(To be) as dead as a doornail." Repeat. as dead as a doornail. I think I've killed this spider, it's as dead as a doornail.

Then we had the idiom Por los pelos. Do you remember the English? Something about teeth. - "By the skin of our teeth."  or by the skin of my teeth. Repeat: by the skin of my teeth - I passed the exam by the skin of my teeth. They got to the airport late and they caught the plane by the skin of their teeth.

Our next idiom was llevar las riendas. -  "(To be) in the driver's seat." Huge consumer demand for electricity has put energy companies in the driver's seat. - in control.

How do you say "Estar por buen camino" in English? - " To be on the right track."  Repeat: on the right track. Now we're on the right track. We made some mistakes in the beginning, but now we're on the right track.

And finally, Esto es el colmo - Do you remember? "This is the last straw." Repeat: the last straw. It was the last straw.  He came home drunk at 5 o'clock in the morning and that was the last straw.

Listen to the idioms again and repeat them:

A piece of cake. (To be) as dead as a doornail. By the skin of our teeth. (To be) in the driver's seat. (To be) on the right track. This is the last straw.

Also in the advanced section, there were some words connected to lies and deception. For example. if you are frank with someone you are honest and sincere with them. For example, "She gave a frank opinion of my work." - "I'll be frank with you." "To be perfectly frank, I don't think it's good enough." Repeat. Let me be frank with you. - To be perfectly frank I don't believe you.

If something is trumped up, it's false or fabricated (fabricado, inventado). trumped up often collocates with 'charges'. He was arrested on trumped up charges. Repeat: trumped up charges. He was arrested on trumped up charges.

Counterfeit money is false or fake money. It's not real. This 50 euro note is counterfeit. The cashier would not accept the payment because it was made with counterfeit money. Repeat: counterfe

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