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  • Episode 21 ~ New Toy Patterns plus Big Time Arne & Carlos!

    · Susan B. Anderson Podcast

    (photo inspired by the book, Waiting by Kevin Henkes)Hi, Knitters,I have a lot to share with you today, three new patterns, a podcast and a huge giveaway, so I will get right to it!Pattern Releases and Lower Price Sale!I have 3 brand-new toy patterns that I've just released today. I am running a big discount sale on all three patterns for the first week of their release. Each pattern is regularly priced at $6.00 per pattern but from Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2016, each pattern is priced at $4.00 per pattern, which is two dollars off! On Feb. 6th the patterns will be regularly priced at $6.00.No coupon code is necessary as the patterns are priced at the discount price for your convenience.All of these patterns, amongst others, are available for wholesale in print form through NNK Press!Click here for more information or to purchase the Octopus Pattern on Ravelry!Octopusby Susan B. AndersonPublished inShop Susan B. AndersonCraftKnittingCategorySofties → AnimalPublishedJanuary 2016Suggested yarnLorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted SolidSchachenmayr Regia Design Line by Arne & CarlosYarn weightWorsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?Gauge6 stitches = 1 inchin stockinette stitchNeedle sizeUS 5 - 3.75 mmUS 1 - 2.25 mmYardage100 yards (91 m)Sizes availableSmall ~ 1 3/4 inches tall; Large ~ 3 1/2 inches tallin-the-roundone-pieceseamlesstop-downwritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.This pattern is available in wholesale print form for yarn shops and the like through NNK Press!The Octopus pattern has instructions for both a fingering weight and a worsted weight version. Both are worked the same, seamlessly, from the top-down. The legs are cleverly worked right into the bottom of the body so no extra finishing is needed. The fingering weight Octopus makes a great ornament!Here is some pattern information for you:Finished size: 1 ¾ (3 ½) – inches tallYarn:Small Octopus: 10 grams of fingering weight yarnLarge Octopus: 30 grams of worsted weight yarnThe samples are made in Regia Arne & Carlos sock yarn color #3653 (small size), and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted 100% superwash wool in color #412 Campbell (large size).Needles:Small Octopus: US size 1 double-pointed needles, set of 5Large Octopus: US size 5 double-pointed needles, set of 5Use the size needles to achieve gauge.Gauge:Small Octopus: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitchLarge Octopus: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitchMaterials:Yarn needleDetachable stitch markersSmall amount of fiberfillRuler or tape measureWaste yarn2 - 9mm safety eyesPattern note: Both sizes are worked the same with the exception of a couple of places in the pattern so one stitch count is given throughout. In the places where the directions are different, the smaller size is listed first and the larger size is in the parentheses. Click here for more information or to purchase the Turtle pattern on Ravelry!Turtleby Susan B. AndersonPublished inShop Susan B. AndersonCraftKnittingCategorySofties → AnimalPublishedJanuary 2016Suggested yarnNoro KureyonQuince & Co. LarkYarn weightWorsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?Gauge6 stitches = 1 inchin stockinette stitchNeedle sizeUS 5 - 3.75 mmUS 7 - 4.5 mmYardage134 yards (123 m)Sizes availableAbout 5-inches in length from bottom of body to the tip of the nosebottom-upin-the-roundmodularone-pieceseamedseamlesswritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.Now the Turtle joins the other Woodland Animals group of the Woodland Fox, Hedgie , Raccoon, Bunny, Squirrel and Acorns, and Little Owl! All of these patterns are available in print form for yarn shops from NNK Press.The four legs of the Turtle are knit first, then when the body is worked the legs are knit right in as you go! The turtle body, head and legs are worked seamlessly. The Shell is worked in the round from the center-out and attached with a quick running stitch at the end.Here is some pattern information for you:Finished size: From the bottom of the body to the tip of the nose, 5 ¼ - inches in length.Yarn:Turtle: 100 yards of worsted weight.Shell: 50 yards of worsted weight.Sample is made in Quince & Co. Lark, 100% wool, in Sweet Pea #128, and the shell is made in Noro Kureyon #352.Needles:Turtle: US size 5/3.75mm double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.Also needed are two extra double-pointed needles in the same size or a similar size, preferably smaller.Shell: US size 7/4.5mm double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.Gauge:Turtle: 6 sts per inch in stockinette stitch.Shell: 5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch.Materials:Yarn needleDetachable stitch markersFiberfillRuler or tape measureBlack embroidery flossWaste yarnClick here for more information or to purchase the Raccoon pattern on Ravelry!Raccoonby Susan B. AndersonPublished inShop Susan B. AndersonCraftKnittingCategorySofties → AnimalPublishedJanuary 2016Suggested yarnQuince & Co. OspreyYarn weightAran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?Gauge4.5 stitches = 1 inchin stockinette stitchNeedle sizeUS 8 - 5.0 mmYardage170 yards (155 m)Sizes available7-inches tallbottom-upin-the-roundmodularone-pieceseamedseamlesswritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.Now the Raccoon joins the other Woodland Animals group of the Woodland Fox, Hedgie , Turtle, Bunny, Squirrel and Acorns, and Little Owl!Raccoon is worked seamlessly from the bottom-up for the body and head (worked back to front), all appendages are picked up and knit on. The only whipstitch seam is to attach the head to the body. This is a fun and fairly simple knit that works up pretty fast due to the heavier yarn and larger needles!Here is some pattern information for you:Finished size: 7 – inches tallYarn: Aran weight yarnMain color: 100 yardsContrast colors 1 and 2: 50 yards eachSample is made in Quince & Co. 100% wool, MC - 1 skein each of Storm #104, CC1 - Egret #101, CC2 - Crow #102.Needles:US size 8/5mm, set of four double-pointed needles.Use the size needles to achieve gauge.Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitchMaterials:Yarn needleDetachable stitch markersFiberfillRuler or tape measure2 - 6mm safety eyesEpisode 21 ~ New Toy Patterns plus a Huge Arne & Carlos Giveaway! You can subscribe or watch my episodes on YouTube and iTunes.You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter for almost daily updates.My very active Ravelry group is Itty-Bitty Knits! All are welcome to join in the fun over there!Episode Links:Agnes sweater by Melissa LaBarreQuince & Co. Puffin and ChickadeeKnit Spin Farm Etsy Shop (my handspun sock yarn was spun by JoAnna)Roving for my handspun socks (spun by JoAnna of the KnitspinFarm podcast - a must watch!) is Cheviot in the Owls colorway from Quillin Fiber Arts on EtsyKarbonz dpnsHow I Make My Socks (my free sock pattern)NNK PressStitches West (patterns will premiere at Alana Dakos' Never Not Knitting Booth!) Alana will have some surprises having to do with my patterns! Be sure to stop by and say hello.Another Crafty Girl ~ Ponky Brewster colorway, fingering weight sock yarnArne & Carlos sock yarn by RegiaKnitter's Pride Pattern KeeperWolf River Sweater by Melissa SchaschwaryJill Draper Makes Stuff ~ huge ball of Empire YarnRegia Trend & Tweed ClassicLowland Originals Etsy Shop ~ dpn keepersRulers:Sock RulerSock It To MeAnn Budd's Gauge RulerThe Loopy Ewe wooden sock blockersSignature Needle Arts double-pointed needlesGigantic Arne & Carlos Giveaway!12 Lucky Winners will be randomly selected!Here are the giveaway instructions:Please leave a comment on this blog post to enter to win 100 grams of the Fantastic Arne & Carlos Regia sock yarn (enough for 1 pair of socks!). In your comment you must leave your Ravelry ID or an email address so you can be easily contacted if you win. Please only click on the Publish button one time, please only enter once! There is a delay before you will see your comment appear on the blog. I will be back next week to randomly select 12 lucky winners for the Arne & Carlos sock yarn. Good luck, thanks for watching and for checking out my new patterns! Thanks for all of the support, as always. Love to you all.Let the comments begin!xo ~ susan

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  • April 2011

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    Aprender ingles gratis con La Mansion del Ingles. Un podcast para mejorar la gramatica, el vocabulario y la pronunciacion del inglés. Una leccion del ingles con ejemplos y ejercicios. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast from mansioningles.com How are you? It’s good to be back with you again, and thank you for downloading this podcast, recorded for April 2011. En el nivel básico este mes habían adjetivos que van con sustantivos, como a fast car – un coche rápido, a beautiful girl – una chica guapa.  En inglés, normalmente se colocan el adjetivo delante del nombre y no detrás como en español. Escucha y repite: A fast car. An expensive car. A Ferrari is an expensive car. It’s made in Italy, It’s an Italian car. Is George Clooney attractive? Is he handsome? Where’s he from? He’s from the US. He’s an American actor. New York is a big city. It’s a busy city. The Eiffel Tower is French. The North Pole is very cold. It’s a cold place. - hace mucho frio – It’s a cold place. Where’s Mount Kilimanjaro? It’s in Africa. It’s African. - It’s African, it’s high and it’s very impressive. Escucha los siguientes adjetivos en español y intenta decir los en inglés antes que yo. Ready? ¿Listos? pequeño   small frío          cold bueno      good rápido      fast sucio        dirty triste       sad alto         high difícil       difficult nuevo      new caro         expensive rico         rich gordo       fat fuerte      strong aburrido   boring largo        long Well done! – ¡muy bien! In the intermediate section this month, we studied some pronouns and descriptions of vocabulary. Remember, we use who for people, where for places and which for things. Whose –W-H-O-S-E means de quien. Whose is this 50-Euro note? ¿De quien es esté billete de 50 Euros? – It’s mine! Listen and repeat some examples: A vegetarian is a person who doesn’t eat meat. A microwave is a machine which cooks food quickly. A bus stop is a place where you wait for a bus. Whose dog is that? Also in the intermediate section, we looked at the pronunciation of the –ed endings for regular verbs in the past. The pronunciation rules, las reglas, are explained in the newsletter, in the cuaderno, but there are 3 endings: a voiced ‘d’ sound, an unvoiced ‘t’ sound and an ‘id’ sound. There isn’t much difference between the ‘t’ and the ‘d’, between ‘listened’ and ‘hoped’, for example, but there is a difference if you make a mistake with the ‘id’. There’s a difference between travelled and travel-ed and between arrived and arriv-ed and between called and call-ed. The only time you pronounce the –ed as /id/ is when the last sound of the verb is a ‘t’ or a ‘d’. For example start – started or end – ended. Now listen and repeat some verbs in their groups: /t/ /d/ /ɪd/ stopped called waited escaped happened started laughed phoned wanted watched carried contacted relaxed arrived ended kissed travelled repeated liked listened rented hoped studied needed danced lived hated Moving on to the advanced section this month, we looked at some slang and informal expressions. To get into can mean to become involved in, or start doing something. For example, I got into teaching about 18 years ago. My God, is it really that long ago? Doesn’t time fly when you’re enjoying yourself? It seems like only yesterday! Grass is slang for marijuana. Also there’s weed, ganja, funk, Indian hemp, giggle bush, splif, reefer, dope, kush, Mary-J, herb, green, draw, purple haze, roach, smoke, oregano, zippiddee doo, moon walk, Jb, sensi, bud, shake, cookie monster, pot and, my personal favourite, Devil’s lettuce. To throw up means to vomit. I threw up after that take away last night. And the phrasal verb to back out means to retreat from an agreement, deal or promise. I can’t believe the investors backed out. Now what are we going to do? To bat an eye is a bit like blinking. If you don’t bat an eye, you show no surprise nor any sign of guilt or shame. When they asked her about the crime, she didn't bat an eye. - Her expression didn't change. If you face the music, you accept the unpleasant consequences of your actions. I badly scratched my dad’s car and eventually I had to go home and face the music. Vibes are feelings. Repeat these examples: I’m getting really bad vibes from my girlfriend. Hey, I love the vibes I’m getting from your new designs. I’ve got some great vibes about this music. You can use mean as an adjective for something a person does well. She’s a mean guitarist - She’s a great guitarist. I heard you’re a pretty mean World of Warfare player. We also practised some adjectives and their dependant prepositions. Listen and repeat: What are you so excited about? It’s very different from his last work. I’m so jealous of your review. What’s he famous for? What are you afraid of? What’s wrong with you? We’re very grateful for your help. She’s angry at me for loving her. Who’s responsible for safety? He’s very proud of his track record. He’s very disappointed in his son. I’m absolutely crazy about her! What are you going to invest in? Are you aware of the dangers? What’s he boasting about now? She should be ashamed of herself. There were many more expressions and vocabulary in the business section this month. For example, when you answer the phone say “Who’s calling please?” Repeat: Who’s calling please? The phrasal verb to bring up means to mention. Why didn’t you bring it up during the meeting? Why didn’t you mention it during the meeting? I think you should bring it up next time.   Remember, “Where does he work?” is a direct question. “Do you know where he works?” is an indirect question. Indirect questions do not have the auxiliary verbs do, does or did. Repeat: “Do you know where he works?” - Could you tell me where he works? - Would you mind telling me where he works? - I was wondering where he works. Skills are habilidades in Spanish. In a job interview, you may hear “What are your skills?” or “How would you rate your personal skills?” or “What computer skills do you have?” It’s a good idea to include any relevant job skills on your CV. “I was wondering if you could….” Is a very polite way of asking someone to do something. Repeat: I was wondering if you could send me the report. I was wondering if you could give me a lift to the airport. I was wondering of you could send an email to him. Another polite way of asking is “Would you mind…..” ¡Ojo! “When Would you mind…” is followed by a verb it’s the I-N-G form (the gerund). Repeat: Would you mind making a reservation? Would you mind sending it as an attachment? Would you mind meeting me at my hotel? You can use the expression “Would you like to….” to make an invitation. It’s similar to “Do you want to….” but it’s a bit more polite. Repeat: Would you like to meet me for lunch? Would you like to go for a drink after the meeting? Would you like to have dinner with me? When were you born? ¿Cuando naciste? That’s quite difficult to say. When were -When were you born? Repeat: born – you born – were you born – When were you born? – When were you born? - Where - ¿Dónde? Where were you born? repeat: Where were you born?   A fortnight is two weeks. In a fortnight’s time is two weeks from now. The day before yesterday is two days ago. The day after tomorrow is two days from now. Repeat: The day before yesterday. The day after tomorrow. In a fortnight’s time. Well, that’s it for this month. Thanks to all of you for listening. If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of over 11,000 fans. Or send an email to mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. Until next month then, take care and keep practising English! Bye! The music in this month’s podcast was by Revolution Void, the album was The Politics of Desire and the track was Outer Orbit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de abril aquí.  Puedes ver todos los cuadernos anteriores aquí.  Puedes recibir gratis nuestro Cuaderno mensual de Inglés aquí.     

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  • Episode 7 ~ Catching Up!

    · Susan B. Anderson Podcast

    Hi, Knitters,I have a new episode of my video podcast today, Episode 7!Click here to see the podcast on iTunes.Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.Here's what I talked about today:The Little Skein Giveaway is still open until Tuesday (I said Monday but it's a holiday so I'll wait until Tuesday). Anne Vally of Little Skein added another skein of Must Stash Yarn to the prize pot!I said the socks designed by Megan Williams may be "harder" than they look but I meant "easier" than they look. Stockinette Zombies Megan WilliamsStacie of Must Stash Yarns and PodcastClick here for the Little Skein Etsy Shop!I'm wearing my Quaker Ridge Shawlette. The yarn is madelinetosh pashmina.  This is still my most beloved and worn item that I have ever knit. I love it so much.The shawl pin is made by Deerfield Creations.Beck Gusler's Kickstarter!Monkey SocksPomatomus SocksLynai Yarns - Roxanne colorway sock yarnGale's Art on Etsy Graffiti and Asphalt Wonder Sock (Gale has a new yarn out on her Etsy Shop that has yak called MYS622, very interesting! She has a deal going on, if you buy the new yarn you get a beaded scarf kit!)How I make my socks - free pattern! This is the pattern I use for most all of my sock knitting.Rikke HatSignature Needles ~ my double-points used for socks are the 6-inch needles.Knit Spin Farm on Etsy! My adorable bag!SewBendy on Etsy! Another adorable project bag.Opal Hundertwasser Winterbild sock yarn with glitter (I'm not sure where to purchase this yarn).Regia Super Jacquard (I'm not sure where to purchase this yarn.)Kata Golda ~ Her name is Alison Kaplan! I love her and her work is the best!Rebecca Ringquist - Dropcloth on Etsy!Both Rebecca and Alison have workshops on Creativebug.com! I have taken their classes and they are excellent.Spun Right Round fiber - Polwarth, 4oz., Licorice colorway.Artisan spinning wheel!I'll be back to draw winners on Tuesday, you can still enter the giveaway up until I draw for winners!Click here to enter to win!Thanks for watching or for joining me today. Have a great weekend.best, susie

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  • DNP122|Sascha: Warum du nie alleine essen gehen solltest

    · 00:32:27 · Der Digitale Nomaden Podcast - Lerne wie du Reisen und Arbeiten verbinden kannst

    DNP122|Sascha: Warum du nie alleine essen gehen solltest Der Digitale Nomaden Podcast feiert Geburtstag! Genau vor einem Jahr ging die erste Folge online. In dieser Folge spricht Sascha darüber, warum Netzwerken so wahnsinnig wichtig ist. Inhalte dieser Folge Geburtstagsfolge Nominierung zum besten Podcast des Jahres Networking als Erfolgsfaktor Wie kannst du ein besserer Networker werden? Inspiration Keith Ferrazzi 56% der Jobs über Kontakte Jeder kann das Wie macht es Timo? Lerne von den Besten Menschen kennen zu lernen ist ein Handwerk Challenge: Jede Woche einen neuen Menschen kennen lernen Wie kann ich anderen Menschen helfen? Tipp: Hilf Kollegen außerhalb des Jobs Karma, alles kommt zurück kostenlose Inhalte - Wert geben Beziehungen langfristig aufbauen Namen merken Beziehungsklebstoffe Qualität der Beziehung ist wichtig gemeinsame Interessen schweißen zusammen arbeite an dir und deiner Persönlichkeit Werde zu der besten Persönlichkeit deiner selbst Netzwerken lebt von Superconnectors Ziele definieren, Strategien entwickeln blaue Flamme Liste mit Zielen erstellen Frage deine Freunde nach deinen Stärken und was sie an dir schätzen Relationship Action Plan Markenbotschaft entwickeln suche dir Mentoren sei offen, sei ehrlich Shownotes "Geh nie alleine essen" von Keith Ferrazzi DNP01|Alexander Marci: Finde Deine Leidenschaft Tigeraward DNX Du würdest auch gerne deinen eigenen Podcast starten? >>> Klicke hier!>>> Hast du schon dein Ticket für die DNX vom 27.-28.05.2017 in Berlin? Nein? Dann kannst du es hier mit einem exklusiven Rabatt von 20 € bestellen. Willst du exklusive Hintergrundinfos vom Digitalen Nomaden Podcast? Dann folge uns doch auf Instagram. Hier erhältst du in unserer Instagram Story, Einblicke wie es backstage bei uns abläuft. Tritt auch unserer kostenlosen Facebook-Community bei und connecte Dich mit uns und anderen Gleichgesinnten. Erhalte unser Digitale Nomaden Podcast WochenEcho + unsere 10 besten Ressourcen für angehende Digitale Nomaden FOR FREE - einfach hier eintragen Sascha & Timo

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  • March 2013

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    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. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 59 recorded for March 2013. Este mes, en el nivel básico y intermedio vamos a ver si sabes que tienes que decir en ciertas situaciones en inglés. Practicamos también los pronombres personales him, her and them en el nivel básico, y en el nivel intermedio hay más sentence transformations como las que se encuentra en el examen FCE de Cambridge. There are some more idioms to study in the advanced section along with some practice on collective nouns. There's business vocabulary as usual and we've included a translation exercise this month all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level. En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal. Ok, let's start with el nivel básico. En el primer ejercicio del nivel básico, hemos preguntado ¿Cómo tienes que responder? cuando te dicen algunas frases en inglés. Voy a decir las frases y quiero que tú repites la contestación de cada frase en voz alta. ¿Listo? 1. How's it going? Great! How are you doing? - Repite: doing - How are - How are you - How are you doing? - Great! How are you doing? - How are you doing? 2. What did you do at the weekend? Not much. What about you? - Repite: Not much. - Not much. - What about you? - What about you? - Not much. What about you? 3. Are you married? No, I'm single. - Repite: No, I'm single. - No, I'm single. 4. Sorry I'm late. That's OK. - Repite: That's OK. - That's OK. 5. Hi, how are you today? Fine thanks, and you? - Repite: Fine thanks, and you? Fíjate en la entonación. Escucha: Fine thanks, and you? - Repite: Fine thanks, and you? 6. I'm very sorry about that. Never mind. - Repite: Never mind. 7. What time is it, please? I'm sorry, I don't have a watch. - Repite: a watch. - I don't have - I don't have a watch. - I'm sorry, - I'm sorry, I don't have a watch. - I'm sorry, I don't have a watch. 8. Excuse me, where's the restroom? It's the first on the left. - Repite: the left. - on the left. - first on the left. - It's the first on the left. - It's the first on the left. 9. Can you help me. please? Of course! What can I do for you? - Repite: do for you? - can I do for you? - What can I do for you? - Of course! - Of course! What can I do for you? - Of course! What can I do for you? 10. I can't do this. What's the matter? - Repite: the matter? - the matter? - What's the matter? - What's the matter? Bueno, ahora que hemos practicado un poco la pronunciación, vamos a repasarlas expresiones otra vez. Digo yo la primera parte, y intentas tú contestar con las respuestas que hemos practicado. No te preocupes por que voy a ayudarte en voz baja. ¿Listo? How's it going? - Great! How are you doing? What did you do at the weekend? - Not much. What about you? Are you married? - No, I'm single. Sorry I'm late. - That's OK. Hi, how are you today? - Fine thanks, and you? I'm very sorry about that. - Never mind. What time is it, please? - I'm sorry, I don't have a watch. Excuse me, where's the restroom? - It's the first on the left. Can you help me. please? - Of course! What can I do for you? I can't do this. - What's the matter? Great! Fantastic! - Well done! Now, luego hemos practicado los pronombres personales him, her y them Escucha y repite: Do you like him? Do you like her? Do you like them? I like The Beatles. Do you like them? - Yes, I love them. Her - repite: her - do you know her? Who is she? - ¿Quién es ella? - repite: Who is she? Do you know her? No, I don't know her. I know him. I know him, but I don't know her. I'm not speaking to you. Repite: I'm not speaking to you. I'm speaking to her. I'm speaking to her. She's not speaking to me, but I'm speaking to her. Please give them to me. Repite: to me, give them to me - please give them to me. - Give it to me - Give them to me - please give them to me. She doesn't want to see him - Repite: see him - to see him - want to see him. - doesn't want to see him. - She doesn't want to see him. He wants to see her - but she doesn't want to see him. I never eat tomatoes - I hate them - I really hate them - and apples - I don't them - I really don't like them. Where’s your sister? I’d like to speak to her - Repite: speak to her - I'd like to - I'd like to speak to her. Ok, moving on to the intermediate section, we practised responding to certain expressions in English. For example, someone says to you, "What do you reckon?". What's a good response? Well, "What do you reckon?" means "What do you think?". Someone is asking for your opinion. So, depending on the situation, you could say "It's great" or "I don't like it" or I think we should wait etc. The correct answer in the question from the newsletter was, "I've got no idea." Repeat: What do you reckon? - I've got no idea. - Reckon is more common in British English than American English, but Americans use it to. "I reckon you'll make a good profit this year, buddy." I apologise for my terrible American accent. The next expression was "I'm afraid I haven't done it yet." and the response was "Don't worry, there's no rush." No te preocupes, no hay prisa - Repeat: I'm afraid I haven't done it yet - Don't worry, there's no rush. The expression "Who goes first?" is commonly used when you're playing a game or when there are turns involved. You go first, then you go second. Repeat: Who goes first? - I'll go first - It's your turn (toca a ti) Repeat: It's your turn - Who's turn is it? - It's mine - It's yours - It's hers. Who's go is it? - Who goes first? - You do - You go first. Next was "Sorry, I can't come next week." The reply was "Never mind, I'll text you." Repeat: come next week - I can't - I can't come next week - Sorry, I can't come next week - Never mind, I'll text you. Repeat. I'll text you - I'll send you a text - I'll text you - Never mind (no te preocupes) Never mind - Never mind, I'll text you. "Would you go along with that?" means "Do you agree with that?" Repeat: go along - go along with that - Would you? - Would you go along with that? - Not really - Would you go along with that? - Yes, I would. - Would you go along with that? - Yes. absolutely! Totally! Would you go along with that? - No I'm afraid I wouldn't, actually. Is that a new top? - A top could be a blouse, a T-shirt, a sweater. It's commonly used to talk about the clothes that girls and women wear on the top half of their body. Repeat: That's a nice top! Where did you get that top? - Is that a new top? - Yes, it is. - yes, I got it yesterday - Yes, I got it in the sales - Do you like it? - Is that a new top? _ Yes, it was only 15 euros. Listen: What time's the meeting? - It's been put off. Do you remember the meaning of the phrasal verb "put off"? It means to postpone - posponer - The meeting has been put off until next week. Repeat: put off - the meeting's been put off. "Alright mate?" is a British English greeting. It means "¿Qué tal tio?" - ¿Qué pasa hombre? - ¿Cómo te vas? - an appropriate response would be Alright? Repeat: Alright? - Alright mate? - alright? How's it going? - ¿Cómo vas? How's it going? "I'm a bit chilly" Tengo un poco de frio. Chilly - Repeat: chilly - I'm a bit chilly. Are you cold? - We'll, I'm a bit chilly - I'm a bit chilly, actually. Are you chilly? - A bit, can we turn off the air con? The air con is the air conditioning - Repeat: Air con - turn off the air con - can we turn off the air con? Very good! Also in the intermediate section there were some sentence transformation exercises. If you are studying for the exam, don't forget that we have a CD for sale that will help you study for the exam. It costs 34 euros + postage and you can see details of the CD and try some of the exercises at manioningles.com. Just click the CDs icon on the right side of the home page. In the sentence transformation part of the Use of English exam, you have to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it (write it again), using the word in bold so that the second sentence has the same, or a similar, meaning. You cannot change the word in bold. You can write between 3 and 5 words in the space including the word in bold. So, if you have 6 or 7 words in the space, or even 2 words, go back and think again because you've made a mistake. Listen and repeat the sentences to practice pronunciation. Remember, you can see the sentences, and do the exercises,  in our monthly newsletter for March, el cuaderno inglés de marzo. What a shame. They drank all the beer.   WISH  I wish they hadn't drunk all the beer.  1. He doesn't have enough money to buy the iPad.  TOO  The iPad is too expensive for him to buy.   2. "You should start doing a new sport, Pepito", the doctor said. TAKE The Doctor advised Pepito to take up a new sport.   3. Pepito suddenly realised that the neighbour was watching him. WATCHED Pepito suddenly realised that he was being watched by the neighbour.   4. I could never have passed that interview without your help. if I could never have passed that interview if you hadn't helped me.   5. We paid some people to paint the flat for us last Easter. HAD We had some people paint the flat last Easter.   6. Sandra hasn’t been to Cadiz before. VISIT   It is Sandra's first visit to Cadiz.   7. I last saw Pepito two months ago. FOR I haven't seen Pepito for two months.   8. We last went to Seville three years ago. YEARS It has been three years since we last went to Seville.   If you like these podcasts, and if you are learning more English with these podcasts, you can buy full lessons for only 1 euro and 40 centimos from our online shop - nuestra tienda online. Tenemos lecciones de nivel intermedio, pre-intermedio y nivel básico. Puedes encontrarlas en mansioninglesdescargas.wazala.com that's: mansioninglesdescargas - todo junto - punto . wazala.com. Cada leccion vale 1.40 euros y dura approx. 1 hora y cada leccion está en el formato mp3 y lleva su trascripcion en formato PDF. 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, Una golondrina no hace verano. - This is a direct translation... - "One swallow does not make a summer." Next was No todo el monte es orégano. - In English we say...  "Life isn’t a bowl of cherries." Repeat: Life isn’t a bowl of cherries. - Hmm...cherries, oregano - oregano (in English), cherries. Americans say oregano, and the British say oregano. A bowl of cherries, a mountain of oregano. Quien rie último, ríe mejor. - "He who laughs last laughs the longest." - That's not easy to say, actually. Repeat: laughs the longest - laughs last - He who laughs last, laughs the longest. The next idiom was, El hábito hace al monje. Do you remember the English equivalent?.... - "Clothes maketh the man." Dice más una imagen que mil palabras....... - "A picture is worth a thousand words." And finally, we had No se puede repicar y estar en la procesión. - "You can’t be in two places at once." - Listen to the idioms again and repeat them: One swallow does not make a summer. Life isn’t a bowl of cherries. He who laughs last laughs the longest. Clothes maketh the man. A picture is worth a thousand words. You can’t be in two places at once. Ok, moving on to collective nouns. What do you call a collection of tourists? (apart from noisy) a party of tourists - and a group of trees all in one place is a...clump of trees. C-L-U-M-P. We speak about a gang of terrorists and a fleet of ships F-L-E-E-T. a fleet of ships. Many reporters in one place is a crowd of reporters and a collection of monkeys together is a troop of monkeys T-R-O-O-P - a troop of monkeys. Steps are escaleras, and a lot of steps together are a flight of steps. "He ran up a flight of steps and into the building." Finally, if your cat has kittens, the collective name for them is a litter of kittens. Listen to the collective nouns again and repeat them.         a clump of trees         a party of tourists         a gang of terrorists         a fleet of ships         a crowd of reporters         a troop of monkeys         a flight of steps         a litter of kittens   In the Business English section we looked at some more business English vocabulary. If you travel on business, it's a business trip. Repeat: business trip. I went on a business trip to Madrid last week. A core competency is something that a person, or a company, can do well. It's something that sets you apart from other people, or something that sets one company apart from another. To set apart means to distinguish or make different, distinguir in Spanish. The thing that sets our company apart is our customer service. The thing that sets you apart is your ability to listen. To hold something up means to delay something. What's holding up the product release? What's holding you up? - What's delaying you? - If you arrive late, you hold everyone up. In business, it's very important to have a positive attitude. I admire her positive attitude. A tag es una etiqueta. So, when you visit other companies it's not unusual to be given a name tag so that you can be identified as a visitor as you walk around. agenda and diary are often confused. A meeting has an agenda, a list of items to be discussed during the meeting. So, agenda is a false friend. No es 'agenda'. Agenda means orden del día. What's on the agenda for today? Have you received the agenda for today's meeting? A diary is what Spanish speakers call agenda. I'll write it in my diary for next week. I have a note in my diary to phone you today. The expression to drop the ball means to fail in some way, to make a mistake. For example, everything was going fine until our project manager dropped the ball. - Have you seen the new James Bond film? It's terrible. They've really dropped the ball with that. If you have a lot on your plate, you're very busy. Repeat: on my plate - I have a lot on my plate. I'm sorry, I've got too much on my plate at the moment. I'm really busy. We also gave you some sentences to translate in this months cuaderno. First, you had to translate from English to Spanish. So,  I'll say the English sentences and you can say the Spanish translation. Then, repeat the English sentence after me to practise pronunciation. Ready? Better late than never.  - Más vale tarde que nunca - Repeat: Better late than never.  This is as good as it gets! - ¡Mejor imposible! - Repeat: This is as good as it gets! I can't stand him! - ¡No lo soporto! - Repeat: I can't stand him! I'm a happy-go-lucky person. - Soy una persona despreocupada. - Repeat: I'm a happy-go-lucky person. She/He always gets her/his own way. - Siempre se sale con la suya. - Repeat: She/He always gets her/his own way. Good, now I'll read some Spanish sentences and you translate to English. Then repeat the sentences after me to practise your pronunciation. OK? ¡Se ha acabado el tiempo!  - Time's up! - Repeat:  Time's up! ¿Cómo funciona?  - How does it work? - Repeat:  How does it work? Me está poniendo de los nervios.  - He's getting on my nerves. - Repeat:  He's getting on my nerves. ¡Déjame en paz!  - Leave me alone! - Repeat:  Leave me alone! ¡Tomátelo con calma!  - Take it easy! (Also chill, chill out!, Keep your hair on and Relax, man) - Repeat: Take it easy! (Also chill, chill out!, Keep your hair on and Relax, man) Well, that's all we have time for on this podcast, so until the next one, take care, take it easy and relax or "chillax" which is a combination of chilling out and relaxing - "Chillax, man!" Anyway, we'll be back with you next month with another podcast based on our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual. Remember, you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and on iTunes. Si te gusta este podcast, puedes hacernos un gran favor y escribe por favor una corta critíca en iTunes. ¿Como se dice crítica o reseña en inglés? ¿Te acuerdas?- Review - to write a review. If you write a review on iTunes (si escibes una crítica en iTunes) más personas pueden escucharnos porque subimos en el 'ranking' de iTunes. y también puedes darnos algunas estrallas, si te gusta. Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of fans. Or send me an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/ Until next month then, take care, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Take care and bye for now! The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.                                            

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  • News in Slow Spanish - Episode# 174

    · Spanish Podcast

    En la sección noticias de hoy vamos a hablar de la advertencia de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo de que la eurozona podría perder cuatro coma cinco (4,5) millones de empleos más, las protestas en la capital afgana contra la ejecución pública de una mujer, la aparición de tiburones en una popular localidad turística en EE.UU. donde un gran tiburón blanco fue visto detrás de un hombre en un pequeño kayak, y finalmente llegamos a la conclusión de la sección de noticias del programa con la discusión de los resultados de las finales de Wimbledon. La eurozona podría perder 4,5 millones de empleos más Los afganos se manifiestan por la ejecución de una mujer Avistado un gran tiburón blanco en una conocida localidad turística de EE.UU. Roger Federer y Serena Williams ganan el torneo de tenis de Wimbledon Comenzamos la segunda parte del programa con la gramática. El diálogo de hoy está lleno de ejemplos de las formas no personales del verbo - el infinitivo. A continuación, procederemos a la sección de expresiones. Hoy aprenderemos una expresión española que se puede utilizar para describir lo que sientes cuando ves un tiburón detrás de ti - Ponerse la Pielde Gallina. Y llegamos a la conclusión de nuestro programa con otro mito de América Latina. Esta semana regresamos al altiplano boliviano para explorar la leyenda de una criatura chupasangre.

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  • February 2012

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    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. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello again and thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast. This is podcast number 46 recorded for February 2012.  Este mes, en el nivel, básico los adverbios y las expresiones de frecuencia. At intermediate level some more common collocations, and at advanced level idioms and advanced collocations. There's business vocabulary, dictation and many more activities to improve your English and take it to the next level.   En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.  Ok, en el nivel básico este mes, hemos estudiado los adverbios de frecuencia - Adverbs of frequency, y hemos dicho que los adverbios de frecuencia indican la frecuencia con que se realiza la acción. Vamos a ver si te acuerdas los adverbios de frecuencia en inglés. Primero voy a decirlos en español y quiero que los dices en inglés antes que los digo yo. Luego, repítelos para practicar la pronunciación. ¿Listo? Are you ready? OK.       siempre - always casi siempre - almost always normalmente - usually, normally a menudo - often a veces - sometimes raremente - rarely casi nunca - hardly ever nunca - never ¡Muy bien! Very good. Now, Remember - acuerdate que  los adverbios estos generalmente, se colocan los adverbios de frecuencia antes del verbo principal: ¿Cómo se dice en inglés "Usualmente me levanto a las 8."? - I usually get up at 8. - repite: I usually get up at 8. ¿Cómo se dice en inglés "Siempre me levanto temprano."? - I always get up early. - repite: I always get up early. ¿Cómo se dice en inglés "Nunca me levanto tarde."? - I never get up late. - repite: I never get up late. Nota que  los adverbios de frecuencia se ponen después del verbo "to be": I am never late - nunca llego tarde. Con la contracción; I am cambia a I'm -  I'm never late. Repíte: I'm never late. I'm always late. I'm sometimes late. También se puede encontrar en posición final o inicial: Normally, I get up at 8. Repíte: Normally, I get up at 8. I get up at 8, normally. Repíte: I get up at 8, normally. I'm late sometimes. Repíte: I'm late sometimes. Sometimes I'm early. Repíte: Sometimes I'm early. Good. OK. Ahora vamos a repasar algunas  expresiones de frecuencia - y como antes, voy a decirlos en español y quiero que los dices en inglés antes que los digo yo. Luego, repítelos para practicar la pronunciación. OK. Ready? - ¿Listo? una vez a la semana - once a week - once a week dos veces al día - twice a day  - twice a day  tres o cuatro veces al mes - three or four times a month - three or four times a month todos los viernes - every Friday - every Friday cada dos horas - every two hours - every two hours todos los días - every day - every day Muchas veces utilizamos los adverbios y las expresiones de frecuencia para contestar a la pregunta "How often........?" - ¿Con qué frecuencia.....? Por ejemplo: How often do you see her? - ¿Con qué frecuencia la ves? / ¿cada cuánto la ves? - How often do you see her? Para contestar se puede decir:         - I see her three or four times a month.         - I see her every day.         - I often see her.         - I hardly ever see her. Escucha y repite algunos ejemplos con estas expresiones en un contexto: I always have toast for breakfast I never drink beer. Do you usually go by bus? She doesn’t often go to discos. I rarely listen to music. She hardly ever watches TV. How often do you go out? I rarely buy clothes. They’re sometimes late. He's never happy. I’m always late for work. I never have breakfast in bed. I almost always use public transport. We hardly ever go out. What time do you usually finish work? I’m never hungry in the morning. I don’t often read the newspaper. The food here is usually very good. I always take sugar in my coffee. Very good. Well done! - ¡Bien hecho! In the intermediate section this month we looked at some common collocations in English. Let's see - vamos a ver - let's see what you remember. A party. Do we say take, do or have a party? - Have a party. Repeat: I'm having a party next Saturday. So, do we make an example of somebody, take an example of somebody or do an example of some one? - The collocation is make an example of somebody or some one. The judge made an example of the graffiti artist and sent him to prison for three months. What about a favour - un favor? Is it do a favour, make a favour, take a favour or have a favour? - Do a favour. Repeat: Can you do me a favour? Hey, do me a favour and hold this for me. Now, do we say have friends, do friends or make friends with someone? - we say make friends with. Repeat: I made a lot of friends in London. What about investment? do an investment, take an investment or make an investment? - It's to make an investment. Repeat: That's a good investment to make. ¿y las listas? Do we do lists or make lists? Make lists. Repeat. I need to make a shopping list. Make a list of things to do tomorrow. Make a list of new vocabulary. A mistake - do or make or take? Make. We make mistakes. We do our best not to make mistakes. Repeat: Do your best - Don't make mistakes. What's the worst mistake you've ever made? Money? do we make or do money? Make money. We do business to make money. And finally, a noise - un ruido - do, make, take, have a noise? We say make a noise. Shhhhh! Don't make a noise. You're dad's asleep. Repeat: He makes a lot of noise. - He's very noisy. Why are you making so much noise? Ahora un anuncio, así que puedes hacer fast forward si no quieres escuchar. Pero no lo hagas. You should know about a special offer we have on our product page at mansioningles.com. The Complete Pack, el pack ahorro completo, de La Mansión del Inglés. ALL of our cds at a fanstastic price. All 8 of our CDs plus a free cd of 100 software programs to help you learn English. All this for only 99 Euros. You save 112 Euros, and we pay the postage wherever you are in the world. Now that’s a good deal. Es una oferta muy buena. Para ver más detalles, haz click on the cd icon on the right side of the home page at mansioningles.com. There were more idioms this month in the advanced section. Let's see if you can remember the idioms if I say the translation in Spanish. For example, what's the English idiom for Lo que fácil viene, fácil se va. - Easy come, easy go. - Repeat: Easy come, easy go. What about, No hay mas de temer que una mujer despechada - It's quite difficult this one, and it has the words hell and the verb to scorn, which means desdeñar o despreciar. Do you remember?   Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. Fury is ira or furia. - Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. What about this one, Procura lo mejor, espera lo peor y toma lo que viniere. - Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Now that's what I call bloody good advice; Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Next is an idiom that my dad uses very often: Si vale la pena hacerlo, vale la pena hacerlo bien. - But my Dad is English of course and he says; Son, If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well. Repeat: If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well. This next idiom is quite common, it's El que la sigue la consigue. Do you remember? If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Repeat: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Ya que estamos en el baile, bailemos. - The English equivalent has the words penny and pound in it. - In for a penny, in for a pound. Repeat: In for a penny, in for a pound. El mundo es un panuelo. - No! we don't say the world is a handkerchief. Yes, I know panuelo is handkerchief in English, but the idiom translates as "It's a small world!" or "What a small world!" I met my next door neighbour when I was on holiday in Kenya. What a small world! - It's a small world, isn't it? And finally we have the idiom that my mum always used when she asked me to tidy up my bedroom, put my clothes away and my games in the cupboard. Of course I didn't do it and she said; Es como hablar a la pared.- Which in English is; It's like talking to a brick wall. Repeat: It's like talking to a brick wall. Listen and repeat the idioms again: Easy come, easy go. Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. In for a penny, in for a pound. It's a small world!  It's like talking to a brick wall. Also in the advanced section we had some common collocations. For example to take someone hostage. To take someone hostage means to keep, or retain a person or group of people until a specific demand is met (hostage in Spanish is rehén). Repeat: They robbed the bank and took 23 people hostage. To a have a grudge against someone means tenerle/guardarle rencilla/rencor a algn. We also say to bear a grudge or hold a grudge against someone. Repeat: Why are you holding a grudge against her. You should forgive her. If you make a mockery of something you ridiculizar algo He made a mockery of the meeting by dressing up as a clown. Do you remember how to say hacer daño in English? To do harm. Repeat: Those spiders won't do you any harm. They are completely harmless. To make a stop means to have a break in the middle of a journey. Repeat: Can we make a stop soon I'm dying to go to the toilet. How do we say hacer una fortuna en ingés? To make a fortune. So we make money and if we make a lot of money we can make a fortune. Repeat: He made a fortune out of re-selling old coat hangers. To take the lead means llevar/tomar la delantera Repeat: Alonso has taken the lead in the last lap of the race. We need to take the lead in the software market. To do well means tener éxito (opposite = to do badly). Repeat: He's doing very well in New York, you know. I'm so sorry to hear your company's doing badly. ¿Como se dice hacer un modelo? - to make a model. Repeat: Can you make me a plastic model of the project? What about research - investigar, hacer investigaciones. Do we say do research or make research? - do research. Repeat: I'm doing scientific research for my degree. - Which web sites do you use when you do research? In the Business English section this month we looked at some business English vocabulary. Do you remember what you have to fill out or complete when you apply for a job or a course? It's a special kind of form - an application form. Repeat: Application form. To fill out an application form. The phrasal verb to fill out means rellenar. Sometimes you hear fill in. Fill in a form or fill out a form. You usually send your CV with an application form. How do you say 'puesto de trabajo' in English? - a post or a position. You apply for a post or a position in a company. Repeat. I'm applying for the post of office manager. Another word for company (empresa) is firm - F-I-R-M. The Firm was a good film starring Tom Cruise in which he was a young lawyer. Tom Cruise joined a successful law firm and Gene Hackman was his boss. It was a good film. The Firm - The company. Repeat: How much is your firm paying you? What's the name of your firm? What does your firm do? What firm do you work for? Do you work for a large firm? If your application is successful. If your CV is impressive, you may be asked to attend an interview - una entrevista - Repeat: to attend an interview. Can you attend an interview next Thursday? When can you come in for an interview? Another way to say “Why did you hand in your notice?” is  “Why did you resign?” When you hand in your notice or give notice you formally tell your company that you intend to leave. Some firms ask you to give 2 weeks notice, some firms require you to tell them one month before you leave. They require one months notice. Job candidates are often asked to provide references from previous teachers or employers. A reference is written by a person who can write about the skills and qualifications that you have for the job you are applying for. A person who lives outside a city and travels into the centre to work every day is called a commuter. It's sometimes quite expensive to live in the city centre, so many people live in the suburbs outside the city and travel in to work. They commute to work on a daily basis. When I lived in London, I had a 45-minute commute into the city where my office was. Regular annual increases in your salary are called increments - increments. and another way to say “What’s your job?” is "What do you do for a living?” or just "What do you do?" Repeat: What do you do? - What do you do for a living?” If an American asks you "What do you make?" He or she is asking about your salary - How much do you earn? What do you make? but this question is not very polite unless you know someone quite well. The extra things you receive in addition to your salary, such as a company car, health benefits and travel expenses, are called fringe benefits or perks. Repeat: What perks do you get with your job? What are the fringe benefits? Some companies offer such perks as a company car, dental treatment, travel costs and they pay for you to stay in the best 5 star hotels. As a teacher, my perks include a free pen! Well, that’s it for this month, so thank you very much for your time, and thank you for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of fans. Or send an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. También tenemos dos aplicaciones para el nivel principiante y el nivel básico a la venta en la tienda de iTunes. Para encontrarlas, busca imansionauto. El precio de cada aplicación es de 2,39 euros. Until next month then, take care, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Bye for now! The music in this month’s podcast was by Revolution Void, the album was The Politics of Desire and the track was Outer Orbit.            

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  • Episode 20 ~ Antrorse Sweater & More!

    · Susan B. Anderson Podcast

    Hi, Knitters,Episode 20 is up on YouTube. If you'd like to watch directly or subscribe on YouTube click here. If you'd like to subscribe on iTunes or find out more click here.I talk about a lot of different things today and this podcast is recorded on a couple of different days. One thing I share is a new hat design of mine called Fairytale Winter. It is available in a kit created by Tangerine Designs that is up for pre-order on November 7th.The individual pattern will be available for download in my Ravelry Pattern Shop in January 2016. I will announce it when the pattern becomes available.For now please check out the Cold Sheep Kit! The Cold Sheep kit is super cute and Casey of Tangerine Designs does a fantastic job with everything in her shop. I have a few of her wonderful project bags and I have met her a couple of times in person. She is cute and friendly and fun.Click here for more pre-order Cold Sheep kit information.From Casey of Tangerine Designs:I'm planning on doing the Pre-orders Saturday, November 7 @ 10a.m. and 6 p.m. CST.  The Fairytale Winter hat and Melissa Tuttle Sibley's Slippery Slope Sock pattern will go out that week with the bags and extras to follow in December. Fairytale WinterClick here for all of the information on the Fairytale Winter hat pattern!Thank you to my lovely Miss Molly for modeling and to my son for his photography.Fairytale WinterHere are the links for the rest of Episode 20:Antrorse Sweater by Shannon CookQuince & Co.Baa-ble Hat Drawing Nigh ShawlFairytale Winter HatTangerine Designs Arne & Carlos Sock YarnWooly Moss Roots buttonsKarbonz dpnsSignature Needle Arts dpnsLowland Original project bagsaaharrison Red Maple Leaf yarn bowlHue loco on EtsyHue loco on YouTubeGale's Art (sock blanks)Highland Handmades Green Ash Worsted in the Kineo colorwayBernat Faux Fur pom-pomMelissa Leapman Stitch Dictionary (a great book!)Knit-Today UK magazineSeathwaite Hat (free pattern!)Okay, dear friends, I think that is it for today. Enjoy the episode and the links. I'll be back soon with more...xo ~ susan

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  • Episode 10 ~ Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Socks Set Giveaway!

    · Susan B. Anderson Podcast

    Hi, Knitters,For email subscribers please Click Here to watch the 24-minute video on YouTube!Click here to subscribe or check out the Susan B. Anderson Podcast on iTunes!I am a bit scattered off and on so hang in there with me to hear about the fantastic giveaway.There is much to talk about and link for today's short podcast episode but most importantly I want to share a few photos of the Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets that I am giving away so you can get a good picture of what the socks look like. This is a new gradient concept created exclusively by Knitcircus and the owner and my friend Jaala Spiro.The photos for today's post are taken from the Knitcircus Etsy shop with permission.I love this fun photo of the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets colorways. It is a unique concept to have gradient stripes plus the yarn is squishy and compelling to knit. It's a winner all around. The change in stripe colors is gradual and interesting and subtle. You will love this yarn!Come What May Colorway of the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks SetThis is the next colorway I want to get and knit up right away! I have to put my order in with Jaala.This is the matching socks set colorway called Tropical Sunset. I knit the one sock in Tropical Sunset that I'm giving away to a lucky winner! I used up one ball and you will get the other ball to complete the second sock. It is gorgeous and fun!I will select two winners for the Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets. The prizes are as follows:~ One winner will get the already knit sock by me and the second ball of yarn to make a matching sock. I show this already completed sock on the podcast.~ The second winner will get a Gradient Stripes Socks Set in their color of choice.You don't need to watch the video to enter to win!To enter leave ONE comment on this blog post that includes an email address or your Ravelry ID or username. Please be patient for your comment to appear on the blog, there is a delay for me to approve comments. Please don't keep posting the same comment by pushing the publish button more than once, multiple entries make it an unfair contest. I know sometimes it is an accident so no worries, I try my best to take out multiple entries as I publish comments.The one sock I knit from the set, that I shared on the podcast, is made using my How I Make My Socks free pattern on US size 1 needles, casting on 64 stitches with a 7-inch cuff. The foot length is easily adjustable. The sock is knit to fit a US 7.5-8 women's shoe size.Click here for the How I Make My Socks free pattern!Okay, now for the various other links I discuss in podcast Episode 10:Two Minor corrections: 1. I say I never got to wear blue when I meant to say I always wore blue. (I also never complained to my mom about my dislike of blue so she had no idea.) 2. I say I am going to make baby size fingerless mitts ~ no to this ~ I meant to say thumbless mitts for a newer baby or infant.Twinset Designs podcast with Jan Hamby of Fair Winds Farm on Etsy ~ coming soon! (the beautiful teal alpaca farm yarn)!Eggy Johnson sock yarn ~ no online shop. Barbara is a good one to follow on Instagram as ravblb and on Ravelry as blb. I don't know if she takes requests for her yarn or not. It is really beautiful.I'm wearing the Lullaby Rain Shawlette by Paula Emons-Fuessle. I fail to mention this at first.The yarn for the Lullaby Rain shawlette is Quince & Co. Finch in the Frank's Plum colorway.The shawl pin is from Deerfield Creations.  I love this light-weight shawl pin, highly recommend.Waiting for Winter Mitten and Fingerless Mitts pattern, the stripey Noro Kureyon Mittens. Here is the link to the blog post about the stripey mittens I made in Maine.Here is the photo of the Entrelac piece I frogged to get 5 mittens worth of Noro Kureyon. It was about 10 years old and still on the needles (literally).Sheppard Handmade Etsy Shop ~ one of my favorite pottery artists sent me the sheep mug as a thank you for hosting a giveaway for her. I love her buttons and have used them on several projects. She is wonderful and has great customer service located out of Canada. Highly recommend her shop!There were a few other things I picked up in Maine that I forgot to share and I will do so another time very soon. Don't forget to enter the super fun double sock sets giveaway including one already knit sock by me!!! Leave a comment to enter if interested in winning the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets. 2 winners randomly selected soon.Love you all! Thanks for the constant support and for the fun you bring to my life.xo ~ susan

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  • BeardyCast 111 — Итоги 2016 года

    · 02:48:55 · #BeardyCast: гаджеты и медиакультура

    Это последний в этом году номерной выпуск BeardyCast. Подводим итоги 2016, раздаем награды и называем лучшие фильмы, игры и сериалы в своих категориях. Ведущие: Андрей Барышников, Сергей Епихин, Владимир Плотников Сайт проекта: beardycast.com    События 2016 года 00:01:41 ⋅⋅⋅ Судебная тяжба Apple и ФБР. 00:07:50 ⋅⋅⋅ Apple должна выплатить налоги Ирландии в размере 13 миллиардов евро. 00:09:58 ⋅⋅⋅ Чатбот-нацист Microsoft — Тэйлор (Tay). 00:11:32 ⋅⋅⋅ Обязательная регистрация беспилотников (дронов) в России. 00:12:27 ⋅⋅⋅ Запуск платежных систем Samsung Pay и Apple Pay в России. 00:15:40 ⋅⋅⋅ ФТС ввела пошлину 10% на «умные» часы в России. 00:16:35 ⋅⋅⋅ Nintendo вышла на рынок мобильных игр: впечатления от Super Mario Run и Pokémon GO. 00:21:55 ⋅⋅⋅ Крупнейшая DDoS-атака и ботнет Mirai, который атакует интернет вещей. 00:23:19 ⋅⋅⋅ Дональд Трамп — президент США. Недавно он провел совещание представителей ведущих IT-компаний и пообещал предоставить им свою поддержку. Награды 2016 00:26:19 ⋅⋅⋅ Компания года: Google Deepmind Technologies 00:30:50 ⋅⋅⋅ Смартфоны года: Google Pixel (XL), OnePlus 3, iPhone 7. Заслуживают внимания: Moto Z Force, Huawei Honor 8, iPhone SE. 00:41:42 ⋅⋅⋅ Компьютер года: Microsoft Surface Studio. Проблемы MacBook Pro и особенности разработки MacBook. Гаджеты 2016 00:50:41 ⋅⋅⋅ Очки Snapchat Spectacles. 00:55:15 ⋅⋅⋅ Беспроводные наушники Apple AirPods. Провалы 2016 01:06:06 ⋅⋅⋅ Самовозгорающийся смартфон Samsung Galaxy Note7. 01:11:21 ⋅⋅⋅ «Утечка» 1.5 миллиардов учетных записей Yahoo! 01:14:21 ⋅⋅⋅ Выпуск беспроводных наушников Apple AirPods. 01:18:23 ⋅⋅⋅ Коллапс рынка «умных» часов. Приложения и сервисы 2016 01:19:06 ⋅⋅⋅ Топ Сергея: Microsoft Office 365, Telegram, Instagram Stories. 01:26:13 ⋅⋅⋅ Топ Андрея: Timepage, Medium, Telegram, Beam. Сайты 2016 01:31:08 ⋅⋅⋅ Топ Сергея: Meduza.io, TechCrunch, VentureBeat. 01:34:21 ⋅⋅⋅ Топ Андрея: DTF.ru, «Манжеты геймдизайнера», The Outline. Игры 2016 01:39:01 ⋅⋅⋅ Топ Владимира: Unravel, Overwatch, Forza Horizon 3. 01:54:12 ⋅⋅⋅ Топ Андрея: The Last Guardian, INSIDE, Oxenfree и Firewatch. Фильмы и сериалы 2016 02:13:23 ⋅⋅⋅ Сериалы Сергея: Horace and Pete, «Винил», «Черное зеркало». 02:17:54 ⋅⋅⋅ Сериалы Андрея: The OA. 02:22:16 ⋅⋅⋅ Фильмы Сергея: «Отвратительная восьмерка», «Вторая жизнь Уве». 02:26:43 ⋅⋅⋅ Фильмы Андрея: «Служанка», «Братья C.R.A.Z.Y.». Ожидания от 2017 02:30:25 ⋅⋅⋅ Нейронные сети. 02:32:37 ⋅⋅⋅ «Умный» дом: расширение экосистемы интернета вещей. 02:35:03 ⋅⋅⋅ Сервисы онлайн-трансляций аудио и видео. 02:35:55 ⋅⋅⋅ Унификация интернет-изданий. 02:39:23 ⋅⋅⋅ Виртуальная реальность. 02:42:50 ⋅⋅⋅ Самоуправляемые автомобили. 02:46:06 ⋅⋅⋅ Боты и чатботы.   Поддержите проект Patreon   Подпишитесь iTunes | RSS     → Слушай#BeardyCast | The Big Beard Theory | BeardyBuilding → Читай@BeardyShow | @BeardyTheory | Telegram | Сайт

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  • Mansion Ingles Podcast October 2013 - Aprende gramática y vocabulario inglés

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 66 recorded for October 2013. En el nivel básico practicamos las colacaciones de los verbos, y también un poco de vocabulario general. En el nivel intermedio estudiamos el uso de los verbos GET, GO y HAVE y también una selección de preguntas sobre la gramática. In the advanced section, we practise more advanced collocations, and there's business vocabulary as usual, and a translation exercise, all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level. En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podéis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, ve a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal. Antes de empezar, quiero dar las gracias a todos nuestros seguidores en Facebook. Ya tenemos más de 30,000 fans y seguimos creciendo cada día. Si tienes alguna pregunta, comentario o duda sobre el inglés o simplemente quieres hacer ejercicios adicionales, puedes encontrarnos en facebook.com/mansioningles Ok, let's start then with el nivel básico to make a noise - hacer un ruido - hacer se puede traducir como to make o to do, pero cuando va con el sustantivo a noise, decimos make a noise. Repite: make a noise. Shhh...don't make a noise they're sleeping. Who was making all that noise last night? También decimos take photos Repite: take photos - How many photos did you take? I took hundreds of photos. Estoy seguro que sabes que en inglés decimos drive a car or drive a bus or a taxi. Pero cuando hablamos de las motos, las bicicletas y los animales decimos ride - R-I-D-E Repite: to ride a bike, ride a horse, ride a motorbike. Can you ride a motorbike? Have you ever ridden a horse? I would love to ride an elephant. I rode a camel in Egypt. ¿Cómo se traduce 'llevar gafas'? to wear glasses Repite; wear -wear glasses. I wear glasses - I've been wearing glasses for years. He's wearing a jacket - Are you wearing jeans? Luego tenemos la expresión to run for the bus. Repite: the bus - run for - run for the bus. I ran for the bus this morning. ¿Como se dice suerte en inglés? - luck - Repite: luck - Luck es un sustantivo. ¿Cuál es el adjetivo? - lucky. Repite: Lucky. I'm lucky! Are you lucky? Are you a lucky person? I am. I think I'm very lucky. El verbo to book significa reservar. For example you can book a room in a hotel. Repite: to book - to book a room. Can I book a room, please? I'd like to book a room. También puedes book a table in a restaurant. Repite: to book a table. Can I book a table, please? I'd like to book a table for two, please. If you book a room in a hotel, you stay in the hotel. Repite: stay in the hotel. Where are you staying. Are you staying in a hotel? ¿Cómo se dice mandar un correo electrónico en inglés? - to send an email. Repite: send an email. Did you send me an email? I'll send you an email. I'll send you an email next week. Very good! - ¡Muy bien! También en el nivel básico este mes hemos practicado un poco de vocabulario. Vamos a ver si te acuerdas de las palabras.   A dress, skirt, trousers, shirt, socks are all examples of.....clothes. Repite: clothes. I like your clothes. I need new clothes. What do you cut your food with? You cut your food with a...... knife - K-N-I-F-E. Repite: Knife. knife and fork - knife, fork and spoon. Can I have a knife, please? Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the four....seasons. Repite: seasons. What's your favourite season? I like spring and autumn. I think autumn is my favourite season. En el inglés americano, autumn se dice fall - F-A-L-L because the leaves, las ojas, caen de los arboles. What do you usually drink tea and coffee and hot chocolate from? You drink tea and coffee from a ....cup. Not a glass, a cup. You drink Coca Cola from a glass, you drink beer from a glass. You drink tea and coffee from a cup. Repite: cup - a cup - a coffee cup - a tea cup. A cup of coffee. A cup of tea. Now, what is the name of the part of the house where you cook? You cook in the ....kitchen. Repite: kitchen. Ten cuidado con la diferencia entre kitchen and chicken. Chicken is pollo.  Repite: kitchen - chicken - kitchen. We cook in the kitchen. The chicken's in the kitchen. What's the name for the room where you usually have a shower, clean your teeth or wash your face? It's the bathroom. Repite: bathroom. Excuse me, where's the bathroom?   Ok good, now moving on to the intermediate section, Listen: 'Have you ever been to this restaurant?’  - ‘No, this is the first time.’ 'Have you been' is the present perfect tense. Listen: Have you been to New York? Has estado una vez en Nueva York? Repite: Have you been to New York? Have you been here before? Have you ever eaten Japanese food? Listen: We don’t have to be at the meeting. 'Have to' is similar to 'must' for obligation. The difference is that 'must' is often external obligation (it comes from outside the speaker) and 'have to' can be the obligation you feel inside. For example, your boss says "Everyone must go to the meeting", so you feel you have to. The government says "you must pay your taxes" so we all have to pay our taxes. A mother tells her son that he 'must do his homework', so the son tells his friend "I can't play with you now because I have to do my homework. My mother says I have to do my homework." Another difference of course is that 'have to' can change to the past: "I had to do my homework" and to the future "I will have to do my homework" or "I'll have to do my homework". We cannot say, X"I will must do my homework."X That's wrong! Repeat: I'll have to work on Saturday. - I had to work late yesterday. Do we have to go to the meeting? Listen to a different example from the same exercise: "I didn't remember where I had parked my car." Listen again. Which verb tenses do you hear? "I didn't remember where I had parked my car." Did is the past of do, so didn't remember is past simple. What about the second verb tense? I "had parked". Had + past participle is the past perfect tense. I had is often contracted to I'd. Repeat: I'd parked - I'd parked my car. I didn't remember - I didn't remember where I'd parked my car. (No recordaba dónde había aparcado el coche.) Repeat again: I didn't remember where I'd parked my car. - I didn't remember where I'd left my bag. I didn't remember what I'd said to her - I didn't remember what I'd done with my keys. Escucha otro ejemplo y, como antes, piensa cuales son los tiempos verbales: I was sitting on the train when suddenly my mobile rang. I was sitting - past continuous - my mobile rang - past simple. The sitting is the longer action. I was sitting before my mobile rang. I was sitting when my mobile rang, and I was sitting after my mobile rang. Repeat: I was sitting - I was sitting on the train - I was sitting on the train when my mobile rang. I was watching TV when I heard a noise. I was reading when you arrived. I was sleeping when you phoned. Here's one more example from the same exercise. Listen: Exercising before breakfast is the best time if you want to burn calories. Why is 'exercising' a gerund in this sentence? Why is it verb + ing? Well, it's because we often use a gerund as the subject of the sentence. Repeat: Exercising is good for you. Smoking is bad for your health. Jogging is a popular pastime. Reading is something I don't do very often. In the next exercise in this month's 'cuaderno', we looked at some expressions with the verbs get, go and have. Listen and repeat the sentences to practise pronunciation. Listen: How many e-mails do you usually get? Repeat: usually get - do you usually get - How many? How many emails? - How many e-mails do you usually get? Listen: Does she usually get drunk? Repeat: get drunk - usually - usually get drunk - Does she? - Does she usually get drunk? Listen: Did you have a shower? Repeat: have a - have a shower - Did you? - Did you have a shower? Listen: Did you go away for the summer? Repeat: the summer - for the summer - go away - go away for the summer - Did you - Did you go away for the summer? Listen: Did you go anywhere nice? Repeat: nice - anywhere - anywhere nice - Did you go? Did you go anywhere nice? Listen: What time did you get home? Repeat: get home - did you - did you get home - What time? - What time did you get home? Listen: Do you always get up early? Repeat: early - get up early (nota como se junta el sonido final de /up/ con el sonido vocal al principio de /early/ - up early. Repeat: up early - get up early - Do you always? - Do you always get up early? Listen: Did you go out on Saturday? Repeat: on Saturday - go out - go out on Saturday - Did you go out on Saturday? Listen: Where did you did you get your phone? Repeat: your phone - get your phone - Where did you? - Where did you get? Where did you get your phone? Listen: Where did you go for lunch? Repeat: lunch - for -  for lunch - go for lunch - Where did you? - Where did you go for lunch? Listen: Who did you have dinner with yesterday? Repeat: have dinner with - have dinner with yesterday - Who did you? - Who did you have dinner with yesterday? In the advanced section this month, we looked at some more collocations. The first of which was to make the best of something which means to do as well as possible with something that is not too promising. Repeat: I'll make the best of it. I don't like it, but I'll make the best of it. we can also say 'make the most of it'. Repeat: make the most of it. Make the most of a bad situation. Make the most of a bad job. Make the most of your time in the UK. (¡aprovechadlo!) Now, if you draw (someone’s) attention to something, you attract someone to notice or focus on someone or something. Repeat: draw your attention to - let me draw your attention to this wonderful painting. My attention was drawn to a small insect on the floor. If you jump for joy you are extremely happy. Repeat: I jumped for joy when I got my exam results. When she agreed to have dinner with me I jumped for joy. The children jumped for joy when we got to Disneyland. To draw out something means to make it longer than it needs to be. Repeat: to draw out a meeting. It wasn't necessary to draw out the meeting for so long. Why does he have to draw it out so much? Repeat: to draw out something. If you make allowances (for something) you take certain facts or circumstances into consideration. Repeat: to make allowances for. When we go to the UK we should make allowances for the weather. You have to make allowances for the age of the property. If you jump or are thrown in at the deep end, you start doing something new and difficult without help or preparation. Repeat: jump in at the deep end / thrown in at the deep end. I was thrown in at the deep end when I worked in a professional kitchen for the first time. You should jump in at the deep end and buy your first computer. Repeat: jump in at the deep end - I was thrown in at the deep end. stand a chance (of doing something) is another popular collocation. It means there's a possibility. You have a chance that something will happen. Repeat: stand a chance - Do you think I stand a chance? Do I stand a chance of winning? No, I don't think you stand a chance to be honest! You don't stand a chance of getting that job. Our last expression was to jump the gun which means to start before the starting signal. Guns used to be used to start a race. If you start before the gun goes 'bang' you jump the gun. Repeat: jump the gun. Don't jump the gun. Be patient! You're always jumping the gun. He apologised for jumping the gun.   In the Business English section this month we looked at some more business English vocabulary, and the first expression was to become head of something. This means to be in charge, to manage (ser el jefe). Repeat: She's head of sales. He's head of design. She became head of the company in March. Who's head of the department? Let's discuss means vamos hablar de.... Repeat: let's discuss the sales figures. Let's discuss your role in the company. Let's discuss the release date of the new product. outsourcing is subcontracting to an outside company. In Spanish, I think it's subcontratación o la externalización of a product or service. Repeat: outsourcing. Many companies are outsourcing their manufacturing. It's cheaper to outsource the work. Finally, the phrasal verb to run on means to continue without stopping or go on longer than expected. Repeat. Run on. What's the past of run? - ran. Repeat: the meeting ran on. - The meeting ran on for nearly three hours. - The story ran on for months. ¡Muy bien! - Very good! We also gave you some more sentences to translate in this month's cuaderno. First, you had to translate from English to Spanish. So,  I'll say the English sentences and you say the Spanish translation before I do. Then, repeat the English sentence after me to practise pronunciation. Are you ready? They didn’t want to stay here. - No querían quedarse aquí. Repite: They didn’t want to stay here. - stay here - to stay here - They didn’t want - They didn’t want to stay here. Unemployment is increasing / rising / going up. - El paro está subiendo. Repite: Unemployment - Unemployment is increasing - rising - Unemployment is rising - going up - Unemployment is going up. Don’t talk to me about economics. - No me hables de economía. Repite: economics - talk to me - Don't talk to me - Don’t talk to me about economics. The economy is beyond our control.  - La economía está más allá de nuestro control. Repite: the economy - beyond our control - The economy is beyond our control. How many beers do we have left? - ¿Cuántas cervezas nos quedan? Repite: left - have left - How many? How many beers? How many beers do we have left? How many beers do we have left? Good, now I'll read some Spanish sentences and you translate to English before I do. Then repeat the sentences after me to practise your pronunciation. OK? ¿Quieres decir que ésta es la última? - Do you mean this is the last one? Repeat: the last one - this is the last one. Do you mean? - Do you mean this is the last one? Habrá más vino. - There’ll be more wine. Repeat: more wine - There will - there'll - there will be - there'll be - There’ll be more wine. Corrieron a la farmacia. - They ran to the pharmacy/chemist (UK) /drugstore (US) Repeat: They ran to - They ran to the pharmacy - They ran to the chemist - They ran to the drugstore. ¿Por qué no querían quedarse? - Why didn’t they want to stay? Repeat: want to stay - Why didn't they? - Why didn’t they want to stay? Dijeron que tenían muchas cosas que hacer. - They said they had a lot of things to do. Repeat: things to do - a lot of - a lot of things to do - They said they had - They said they had a lot of things to do. - They said they had a lot of things to do. Well, I've got a lot of things to do also, so unfortunately that's the end of this podcast, but we'll be back with you next month as usual with another podcast based on our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual. Remember, you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and of course on iTunes. Si te gustan nuestros podcasts, puedes ayudarnos con una corta reseña en iTunes contribuyendo así a que más personas puedan conocernos y escucharnos. Gracias a todos los que ya han escrito algún comentario. Thank you to all of you who are writing reviews. Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés where you can ask questions, make comments and do exercises and practise your listening. Or you can send me an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter where we tweet useful links to improve your English, English slang vocabulary, quotations and much more. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/ Until next month then, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Take care and bye for now!   The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.                                              Mansion Ingles Podcast October 2013 - Aprende gramática y vocabulario inglés   Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 66 recorded for October 2013.   En el nivel básico practicamos las colacaciones de los verbos, y también un poco de vocabulario general. En el nivel intermedio estudiamos el uso de los verbos GET, GO y HAVE y también una selección de preguntas sobre la gramática. In the advanced section, we practise more advanced collocations, and there's business vocabulary as usual, and a translation exercise, all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.   En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podéis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, ve a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.   Antes de empezar, quiero dar las gracias a todos nuestros seguidores en Facebook. Ya tenemos más de 30,000 fans y seguimos creciendo cada día. Si tienes alguna pregunta, comentario o duda sobre el inglés o simplemente quieres hacer ejercicios adicionales, puedes encontrarnos en facebook.com/mansioningles   Ok, let's start then with el nivel básico to make a noise - hacer un ruido - hacer se puede traducir como to make o to do, pero cuando va con el sustantivo a noise, decimos make a noise. Repite: make a noise. Shhh...don't make a noise they're sleeping. Who was making all that noise last night?   También decimos take photos Repite: take photos - How many photos did you take? I took hundreds of photos.   Estoy seguro que sabes que en inglés decimos drive a car or drive a bus or a taxi. Pero cuando hablamos de las motos, las bicicletas y los animales decimos ride - R-I-D-E Repite: to ride a bike, ride a horse, ride a motorbike. Can you ride a motorbike? Have you ever ridden a horse? I would love to ride an elephant. I rode a camel in Egypt.   ¿Cómo se traduce 'llevar gafas'? to wear glasses Repite; wear -wear glasses. I wear glasses - I've been wearing glasses for years. He's wearing a jacket - Are you wearing jeans? Luego tenemos la expresión to run for the bus. Repite: the bus - run for - run for the bus. I ran for the bus this morning.   ¿Como se dice suerte en inglés? - luck - Repite: luck - Luck es un sustantivo. ¿Cuál es el adjetivo? - lucky. Repite: Lucky. I'm lucky! Are you lucky? Are you a lucky person? I am. I think I'm very lucky.   El verbo to book significa reservar. For example you can book a room in a hotel. Repite: to book - to book a room. Can I book a room, please? I'd like to book a room. También puedes book a table in a restaurant. Repite: to book a table. Can I book a table, please? I'd like to book a table for two, please.   If you book a room in a hotel, you stay in the hotel. Repite: stay in the hotel. Where are you staying. Are you staying in a hotel?   ¿Cómo se dice mandar un correo electrónico en inglés? - to send an email. Repite: send an email. Did you send me an email? I'll send you an email. I'll send you an email next week.   Very good! - ¡Muy bien!   También en el nivel básico este mes hemos practicado un poco de vocabulario. Vamos a ver si te acuerdas de las palabras.     A dress, skirt, trousers, shirt, socks are all examples of.....clothes. Repite: clothes. I like your clothes. I need new clothes.   What do you cut your food with? You cut your food with a...... knife - K-N-I-F-E. Repite: Knife. knife and fork - knife, fork and spoon. Can I have a knife, please?   Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the four....seasons. Repite: seasons. What's your favourite season? I like spring and autumn. I think autumn is my favourite season. En el inglés americano, autumn se dice fall - F-A-L-L because the leaves, las ojas, caen de los arboles.   What do you usually drink tea and coffee and hot chocolate from? You drink tea and coffee from a ....cup. Not a glass, a cup. You drink Coca Cola from a glass, you drink beer from a glass. You drink tea and coffee from a cup. Repite: cup - a cup - a coffee cup - a tea cup. A cup of coffee. A cup of tea.   Now, what is the name of the part of the house where you cook? You cook in the ....kitchen. Repite: kitchen. Ten cuidado con la diferencia entre kitchen and chicken. Chicken is pollo.  Repite: kitchen - chicken - kitchen. We cook in the kitchen. The chicken's in the kitchen.   What's the name for the room where you usually have a shower, clean your teeth or wash your face? It's the bathroom. Repite: bathroom. Excuse me, where's the bathroom?     Ok good, now moving on to the intermediate section,   Listen: 'Have you ever been to this restaurant?’  - ‘No, this is the first time.’   'Have you been' is the present perfect tense. Listen: Have you been to New York? Has estado una vez en Nueva York? Repite: Have you been to New York? Have you been here before? Have you ever eaten Japanese food?   Listen: We don’t have to be at the meeting. 'Have to' is similar to 'must' for obligation. The difference is that 'must' is often external obligation (it comes from outside the speaker) and 'have to' can be the obligation you feel inside. For example, your boss says "Everyone must go to the meeting", so you feel you have to. The government says "you must pay your taxes" so we all have to pay our taxes. A mother tells her son that he 'must do his homework', so the son tells his friend "I can't play with you now because I have to do my homework. My mother says I have to do my homework."   Another difference of course is that 'have to' can change to the past: "I had to do my homework" and to the future "I will have to do my homework" or "I'll have to do my homework". We cannot say, X"I will must do my homework."X That's wrong!   Repeat: I'll have to work on Saturday. - I had to work late yesterday. Do we have to go to the meeting?   Listen to a different example from the same exercise: "I didn't remember where I had parked my car." Listen again. Which verb tenses do you hear? "I didn't remember where I had parked my car." Did is the past of do, so didn't remember is past simple. What about the second verb tense? I "had parked". Had + past participle is the past perfect tense. I had is often contracted to I'd. Repeat: I'd parked - I'd parked my car. I didn't remember - I didn't remember where I'd parked my car. (No recordaba dónde había aparcado el coche.) Repeat again: I didn't remember where I'd parked my car. - I didn't remember where I'd left my bag. I didn't remember what I'd said to her - I didn't remember what I'd done with my keys.   Escucha otro ejemplo y, como antes, piensa cuales son los tiempos verbales: I was sitting on the train when suddenly my mobile rang.   I was sitting - past continuous - my mobile rang - past simple. The sitting is the longer action. I was sitting before my mobile rang. I was sitting when my mobile rang, and I was sitting after my mobile rang. Repeat: I was sitting - I was sitting on the train - I was sitting on the train when my mobile rang. I was watching TV when I heard a noise. I was reading when you arrived. I was sleeping when you phoned.   Here's one more example from the same exercise. Listen: Exercising before breakfast is the best time if you want to burn calories. Why is 'exercising' a gerund in this sentence? Why is it verb + ing? Well, it's because we often use a gerund as the subject of the sentence. Repeat: Exercising is good for you. Smoking is bad for your health. Jogging is a popular pastime. Reading is something I don't do very often.   In the next exercise in this month's 'cuaderno', we looked at some expressions with the verbs get, go and have. Listen and repeat the sentences to practise pronunciation. Listen:                                                                 How many e-mails do you usually get? Repeat: usually get - do you usually get - How many? How many emails? - How many e-mails do you usually get?   Listen: Does she usually get drunk? Repeat: get drunk - usually - usually get drunk - Does she? - Does she usually get drunk?   Listen: Did you have a shower? Repeat: have a - have a shower - Did you? - Did you have a shower?   Listen: Did you go away for the summer? Repeat: the summer - for the summer - go away - go away for the summer - Did you - Did you go away for the summer?   Listen: Did you go anywhere nice? Repeat: nice - anywhere - anywhere nice - Did you go? Did you go anywhere nice?   Listen: What time did you get home? Repeat: get home - did you - did you get home - What time? - What time did you get home?   Listen: Do you always get up early? Repeat: early - get up early (nota como se junta el sonido final de /up/ con el sonido vocal al principio de /early/ - up early. Repeat: up early - get up early - Do you always? - Do you always get up early?   Listen: Did you go out on Saturday? Repeat: on Saturday - go out - go out on Saturday - Did you go out on Saturday?   Listen: Where did you did you get your phone? Repeat: your phone - get your phone - Where did you? - Where did you get? Where did you get your phone?   Listen: Where did you go for lunch? Repeat: lunch - for -  for lunch - go for lunch - Where did you? - Where did you go for lunch?   Listen: Who did you have dinner with yesterday? Repeat: have dinner with - have dinner with yesterday - Who did you? - Who did you have dinner with yesterday?   Siempre me ha gustado la idea de aprender inglés con videos. Por eso te recomendamos ABA English. Los videos de ABA English son muy profesionales y están muy bien hechos.    Además de las 144 clases gratuitas de gramática en vídeo, también tienes la posibilidad de probar la primera unidad de tu nivel (hay 6 niveles distintos) y realizar todas las secciones de esta unidad para probar su metodología única de aprendizaje.    Tú aprendes inglés viendo películas cortas con subtítulos, que ya es un método muy eficaz para aprender inglés,  pero también actúas en estas películas! Es muy divertido! En la misma unidad realizas ejercicios de speaking y role play actuando en el diálogo del cortometraje que has visto!   Los cortometrajes, con situaciones de la vida real, son la base de cada unidad del curso de inglés. Llevan incorporada la tecnología de reconocimiento de voz propia.  Echa un vistazo a los videos de ABA English.com. Puedes empezar los cursos gratis sin coste alguno y además con apoyo en español. Al empezar, tienes que facilitar una dirección de email y contestar algunas preguntas básicas, pero no es necesario que realices ningún pago. Pienso que si una empresa ofrece un producto gratis para probarlo es porque es bueno y la empresa cree en sus productos.   ¡Regístrate hoy y aprende inglés gratis con video, en casa y a tu ritmo. ABA English.com! Pruébalo no tienes nada de perder. In the advanced section this month, we looked at some more collocations. The first of which was to make the best of something which means to do as well as possible with something that is not too promising. Repeat: I'll make the best of it. I don't like it, but I'll make the best of it. we can also say 'make the most of it'. Repeat: make the most of it. Make the most of a bad situation. Make the most of a bad job. Make the most of your time in the UK. (¡aprovechadlo!)   Now, if you draw (someone’s) attention to something, you attract someone to notice or focus on someone or something. Repeat: draw your attention to - let me draw your attention to this wonderful painting. My attention was drawn to a small insect on the floor.   If you jump for joy you are extremely happy. Repeat: I jumped for joy when I got my exam results. When she agreed to have dinner with me I jumped for joy. The children jumped for joy when we got to Disneyland.   To draw out something means to make it longer than it needs to be. Repeat: to draw out a meeting. It wasn't necessary to draw out the meeting for so long. Why does he have to draw it out so much? Repeat: to draw out something.   If you make allowances (for something) you take certain facts or circumstances into consideration. Repeat: to make allowances for. When we go to the UK we should make allowances for the weather. You have to make allowances for the age of the property.   If you jump or are thrown in at the deep end, you start doing something new and difficult without help or preparation. Repeat: jump in at the deep end / thrown in at the deep end. I was thrown in at the deep end when I worked in a professional kitchen for the first time. You should jump in at the deep end and buy your first computer. Repeat: jump in at the deep end - I was thrown in at the deep end.   stand a chance (of doing something) is another popular collocation. It means there's a possibility. You have a chance that something will happen. Repeat: stand a chance - Do you think I stand a chance? Do I stand a chance of winning? No, I don't think you stand a chance to be honest! You don't stand a chance of getting that job.   Our last expression was to jump the gun which means to start before the starting signal. Guns used to be used to start a race. If you start before the gun goes 'bang' you jump the gun. Repeat: jump the gun. Don't jump the gun. Be patient! You're always jumping the gun. He apologised for jumping the gun.     In the Business English section this month we looked at some more business English vocabulary, and the first expression was to become head of something. This means to be in charge, to manage (ser el jefe). Repeat: She's head of sales. He's head of design. She became head of the company in March. Who's head of the department?   Let's discuss means vamos hablar de.... Repeat: let's discuss the sales figures. Let's discuss your role in the company. Let's discuss the release date of the new product.   outsourcing is subcontracting to an outside company. In Spanish, I think it's subcontratación o la externalización of a product or service. Repeat: outsourcing. Many companies are outsourcing their manufacturing. It's cheaper to outsource the work.   Finally, the phrasal verb to run on means to continue without stopping or go on longer than expected. Repeat. Run on. What's the past of run? - ran. Repeat: the meeting ran on. - The meeting ran on for nearly three hours. - The story ran on for months.   ¡Muy bien! - Very good!   We also gave you some more sentences to translate in this month's cuaderno. First, you had to translate from English to Spanish. So,  I'll say the English sentences and you say the Spanish translation before I do. Then, repeat the English sentence after me to practise pronunciation. Are you ready?   They didn’t want to stay here. - No querían quedarse aquí. Repite: They didn’t want to stay here. - stay here - to stay here - They didn’t want - They didn’t want to stay here.   Unemployment is increasing / rising / going up. - El paro está subiendo. Repite: Unemployment - Unemployment is increasing - rising - Unemployment is rising - going up - Unemployment is going up.   Don’t talk to me about economics. - No me hables de economía. Repite: economics - talk to me - Don't talk to me - Don’t talk to me about economics.   The economy is beyond our control.  - La economía está más allá de nuestro control. Repite: the economy - beyond our control - The economy is beyond our control.   How many beers do we have left? - ¿Cuántas cervezas nos quedan? Repite: left - have left - How many? How many beers? How many beers do we have left? How many beers do we have left?   Good, now I'll read some Spanish sentences and you translate to English before I do. Then repeat the sentences after me to practise your pronunciation. OK? ¿Quieres decir que ésta es la última? - Do you mean this is the last one? Repeat: the last one - this is the last one. Do you mean? - Do you mean this is the last one?   Habrá más vino. - There’ll be more wine. Repeat: more wine - There will - there'll - there will be - there'll be - There’ll be more wine.   Corrieron a la farmacia. - They ran to the pharmacy/chemist (UK) /drugstore (US) Repeat: They ran to - They ran to the pharmacy - They ran to the chemist - They ran to the drugstore.   ¿Por qué no querían quedarse? - Why didn’t they want to stay? Repeat: want to stay - Why didn't they? - Why didn’t they want to stay?   Dijeron que tenían muchas cosas que hacer. - They said they had a lot of things to do. Repeat: things to do - a lot of - a lot of things to do - They said they had - They said they had a lot of things to do. - They said they had a lot of things to do.   Well, I've got a lot of things to do also, so unfortunately that's the end of this podcast, but we'll be back with you next month as usual with another podcast based on our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual. Remember, you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and of course on iTunes.   Si te gustan nuestros podcasts, puedes ayudarnos con una corta reseña en iTunes contribuyendo así a que más personas puedan conocernos y escucharnos. Gracias a todos los que ya han escrito algún comentario. Thank you to all of you who are writing reviews.   Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés.   Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés where you can ask questions, make comments and do exercises and practise your listening. Or you can send me an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter where we tweet useful links to improve your English, English slang vocabulary, quotations and much more. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit.   Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/   Until next month then, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Take care and bye for now!   The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.                                            

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    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    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. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello again. Welcome,  and thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast. This is podcast number 47 recorded for March 2012. Este mes, en el nivel básico un pequeño repaso de gramática. Verb collocations and two-word vocabulary expressions at intermediate level. And at advanced level, some more idioms and key-word transformations from the Cambridge CAE exam. There's telephone vocabulary in business English this month, and there's also a dictation, an activity for your children and many more ways to improve your English and take it to the next level.  En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal. So, let's get started - vamos a empezar con el nivel básico y las frases básicas en el repaso de gramática. Escucha y repite las frases conmigo: Where is he from? Te acuerdas la contración? - Where is - where's - repite: where's - where's he from? - intenta copiar la intonación: Where's he from? - Where's she from? - What’s that? - ¿Qué es esto? - repite: What's that? - Intonación - What's that? - It’s an iPod. We go to the cinema every Saturday. Repite: We go to the cinema every Saturday - go to = /gote/ - /We gote/ - We go to the cinema every Saturday. Was your dad born in Madrid? Escucha: /wez/ - /ye/ - /wezye/ - Was your dad born in Madrid? Repite: Was your dad born in Madrid? Is Juan Maria’s husband? Repite: Is Juan Maria’s husband? Today's hotter than yesterday. - Today's hotter than yesterday. Repite: hotter - hotter than - hotter than yesterday - Today's hotter than yesterday. - What do they do? - cuatro palabras: What - do - they - do: Escucha: What do they do? - What do they do? - What's their job? - They’re office workers. What do they do?  Repite: What do they do?   I really like reggae music - Repite: I really like - I really like reggae - I really like jazz - I really like rock music. I’m always late - I am = I'm - I'm always. Las dos palabras se juntan. No se dice: I'm always, se dice I'malways. Repite: I'm always - I'm always late - I'm never early, I'm always late. - How much coffee do you drink?     - quite a lot (mucho) - /kwaita/ - Quite a = /kwaita/ - Quite a lot. I drink quite a lot of coffee - I drink quite a lot of beer - I drink quite a lot of wine. Very good! - ¡Muy bien! Vamos a continuar con más frases: Do your parents drive? - ¿Tus padres conducen? - Acuerdate que padres en inglés es parents y no fathers - Repite: Do your parents drive? Do they drive? Who's that boy over there? - Who's - who is - ¿Quién es? _ Who's that boy over there? - over there - allá - Repite: Who's that boy over there? Whose is this phone? - Whose - de quién - Whose is this phone?. ¡Ojo! la pronunciación de la contracción who's (who is) y el pronombre whose W-H-O-S-E es lo mismo Who's y whose - suena igual. Solo el contexto te ayuda distinguir entre los dos. Repite: Whose is this phone? - It's mine! (es mio) Repite: It's mine! I don't want any cake - I don't want any cake - any se utiliza muchas veces en las frases negativas. Repite: I don't want any cake - There isn't any beer - I don't have any money. My dad's 65 years old - ¡Ojo! - no dicemos XMy dad has 65 years.X El verbo en español para hablar de las edades es tener - I have - pero no en inglés. En inglés se emplea el verbo to be. I am - I'm 34 or I'm 34 years old. He's 65 or he's 65 years old. Repite: He's 65 - I'm 34. My sister's 28. I'm hardly ever ill - Te acuerdas el adverbio de frecuencia hardly ever? Hemos practicado los adverbios de frecuencia en el cuaderno del mes pasado. Si los quieres repasarlos o ver todos los cuadernos anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y pulse en Consulta nuestros cuadernos de inglés en la página principal. hardly ever - casi nunca - Repite: I´m hardly ever ill - I´m hardly ever ill - I hardly ever watch TV - We hardly ever speak English - I hardly ever see you! What would you like to drink? - What would you like? ¿Qué quería? - ¿Qué quería usted para beber? - What would you like to drink? Repite: What would you like? What would you like to drink? Paris is more expensive than Lisbon. more expensive than es un comparativo. Repite: more expensive than - It's more expensive than I thought. Paris is more expensive than Lisbon. New York is more expensive than Valencia. Rome is more expensive than Cairo. What did you do? - ¿Qué hiciste? - What did you do last Saturday? Repite: What did you do last Saturday? What did you do yesterday? What did you do last night? What did you do this morning? In the intermediate section this month, we practised some verb collocations. I'll read the nouns and the noun phrases and you try to say the verb that goes with them. For example, I say money, energy and someone's life. Which verb collocates or goes together with those three? money, energy and someone's life? - save. You save money, you save energy and you save someone's life. Ok then, what about a trip, a diet and strike? - to go on. Repeat: go on strike - The workers went on strike, go on a trip - He's gone on a business trip, go on a diet - I must go on a diet next year. What about; your way, your temper and your wallet? - lose. Repeat: lose your temper - I lost my temper with my bloody computer, lose your wallet - I lost my wallet last night, lose your way - Try not to lose your way. Ok, next is; a mistake, a mess, the bed - make. Repeat: make a mistake - I made a big mistake, make a mess - don't make a mess, make the bed - Did you make the bed? Ok, 3 more; a business, a marathon, away - to run Repeat:  run away - He ran away from the police, run a marathon - I'm training to run a marathon - run a business - it's not easy to run a business. Then we had; the TV, your jacket and a lot on weight - put on. Repeat: Can you put the TV on please? - Put on your jacket, it's cold outside - She's put on a lot of weight you know. Finally, vegetables, a beard and old - to grow - Repeat: to grow old - He's grown old these last few years. - grow a beard - I think I'll grow a beard - grow vegetables - We used to grow our own vegetables. Also in the intermediate section we had an exercise with pairs of words that have a fixed order in English. It's interesting that in Spanish you say blanco y negro, for example, but in English we say black and white. It's not very common to hear white and black! Fish and chips is another example. It sounds strange to say "I think I'll have some chips and fish". Neat and tidy. In the last exercise we had the expression to make a mess - hacer un lio. If you make a mess you are not being tidy. You are being very untidy, very messy. I like things to be neat and tidy. A place for everything and everything in its place. Repeat: neat and tidy. My flat is neat and tidy. My desk is neat and tidy, my wardrobe is neat and tidy, my drawers (mis cajónes) - my drawers are neat and tidy. God, it must be a nightmare to live with me. I'm so neat and tidy. Pros and cons - the advantages and disadvantages - Repeat: pros and cons - the positive things and the negative things. We speak about the pros and cons of a situation. Repeat: What are the pros and cons? Gin and tonic - that's and easy one. In fact, the spirit is said first in mixed drinks the same as in Spanish. So you ask for a vodka and orange juice, a Bacardi and coke, a whisky and dry ginger etc. Trial and error - try something, make a mistake and learn from the mistake. Repeat: trial and error - I learnt by trial and error. Peace and quiet - I go to the countryside for some peace and quiet. Repeat: peace and quiet. I go to the beach for some peace and quiet. Stocks and shares - acciones - Repeat: stocks and shares - We're going to invest in some stocks and shares. Thunder and lightening. Which is truenos? - thunder. Lightening in Spanish is un rayo, I think. Repeat: thunder and lightening. Ladies and gentlemen is a good way to begin a speech - but we don't usually say 'gentlemen and ladies' we put the ladies first, as you should of course! Repeat: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming today. It's a matter of life and death. It's really important - It's a really important thing. Repeat: It's a matter of life and death. And finally, right and wrong. Do you know the difference between right and wrong? I'm sure you do! The right thing to do is to listen to this short advertisement. Ahora un anuncio, así que puedes hacer fast forward si no quieres escuchar. Pero no lo hagas. You should know about a special offer we have on our product page at mansioningles.com. The Complete Pack, el pack ahorro completo, de La Mansión del Inglés. ALL of our cds at a fanstastic price. All 8 of our CDs help you learn English. All this for only 99 Euros. You save 112 Euros, and we pay the postage wherever you are in the world. Now that’s a good deal. Es una oferta muy buena. Para ver más detalles, haz click on the cd icon on the right side of the home page at mansioningles.com. There were more idioms this month in the advanced section. Let's see if you can remember the idioms if I say the translation in Spanish. For example, what's the English idiom for matar dos pájaros de un tiro  - Kill two birds with one stone. What about, La risa es el mejor remedio. - Laughter is the best medicine. Da lo mismo (una cosa que otra). - It's six of one and half a dozen of the other. A dozen in English is 12, and half a dozen is 6. So, it's six of one and half a dozen of the other. - Da lo mismo. El que tiene tejado de vidrio no tira piedras al de su vecino. - Well, you can translate this literally and say "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.", but there's another idiom that means something similar, and It's one of my favourites. It's "the pot calling the kettle black". Think of a kitchen and years ago on the stove where your grandmother or great grandmother used to cook there would be a black pot (una olla) for cooking and a black kettle (una tetera) for boiling water. Black, probably because of the soot (hollín) from the fire. If the pot calls the kettle black or says that the kettle is black it's a bit silly because they are both equally black and in the same position. El que tiene tejado de vidrio no tira piedras al de su vecino. - It's the pot calling the kettle black. A lo hecho, pecho -Do you remember that in English? Something to do with milk being spilled (to spill is derramar, verter o volcar) -  It's no use crying over spilled milk. If the milk has already been spilled, there's no sense in crying. - no tiene sentido - That makes sense to me. It's no use crying over spilled milk. And finally, Mas se perdio en Cuba - Which sounds very strange to me - More was lost in Cuba? Why? If anyone knows the origin or has an explanation for Más se perdio in Cuba, please send me a note on Facebook - anyway, the translation is - It's not the end of the world. - Don't worry, it's not the worst thing that can happen. - It's not the end the world. You can also say "Worse things happen at sea." Let's look at some of the expressions in the key word transformation exercise in the advanced section. If something is someone's fault, you can say put it down to that person. The disaster was put down to pilot error, for example - it was the pilot's fault. You can use 'put down to' in a question; Repeat: What was it (put) down to? What was the reason for it? To be under the impression means to believe that something is true. Repeat: I was under the impression I had to pay for these fantastic podcasts. No sir, you were under the wrong impression. They're free! Don't hesitate to get in contact with me if you have any questions. Repeat: Be my guest - Feel free - Don't hesitate to send me an email. If there is little chance that something will happen, it is very unlikely. There's a very small possibility. Repeat: There's little chance I'll be having a holiday this year. There's little chance I'll be going away anywhere. The expression to break down in tears means to cry a lot, or to cry uncontrollably. To cry your eyes out. Tears are lagrimas, of course, and to break down means to lose to control. Repeat: She broke down in tears when I told her. She cried her eyes out. It makes no difference me da igual, me da lo mismo - Repeat:It makes no difference to me. I really don't care. - I don't care one way or the other. It makes absolutely no difference. - It's all the same to me. Little did we know Repeat: Little did we know - We would never have guessed - We had no idea - It came as a complete surprise to us - Little did we know. In the Business English section, we revised and  practised some telephone expressions. Listen and repeat the expressions: I’ll get back to you - I’ll phone again - I'll call you back - I'll phone back tomorrow - Can you call me back? - When can you call me back? - I'll give you a ring To call es más común en el inglés americano y to phone o phone me, I'll phone you o I'll give you a ring es más común en el inglés británico. Pero ambos sirven y todos se entienden. Repeat: Could I have your name? – Who’s calling please? I’m putting you through – I’m connecting you - Just a moment, I'm putting you through Would you like to hold? –  Do you mind waiting? - Please hold the line, I'm putting you through - Can you hold on please? The line’s engaged – I’m afraid it’s busy - I'm sorry, the line's engaged. English people like to apologise and they are always saying I'm sorry, I'm afraid, please and thank you. - Repeat: I'm afraid he's out of the office. - I'm sorry would you like to hold. - How can I help you? –  What can I do for you? - Good morning, La Mansión del Inglés, How can I help you? ¿Cómo se dice marcar un número en ingles? - to dial a number. Repeat: to dial a number. If you dial a number and there’s no reply, you can sometimes leave a message on voicemail. If you can't hear someone, if they're speaking too softly, ask them to speak up. Repeat: Can you speak up please? - I'm sorry, could you speak up? - I'm afraid I can't hear you, would you mind speaking up? ¡Ojo!, despues de would you mind el verbo es gerundio. Repeat: Would you mind speaking up? Would you mind taking a message? Would you mind phoning me back? Would you mind holding? If you get back to someone you return their call or send them an answer by email. You return the communication. Repeat: I'll get back to you tomorrow - I'll get back to you as soon as possible - Can you get back to me today? - When can you get back to me on that? When a phone rings you pick it up. To pick up the phone means to answer the call. Repeat: The phones ringing. Can you pick it up? The opposite is to hang up. Telephones used to be on the wall many years ago and you used to hang up the phone in a similar way as you hang up your jacket or hang up your coat. Now you just press a button, but we still say hang up. The verb to hang - colgar - is irregular. It's hang - hung - hung. Repeat: He hung up on me! I was speaking and he hung up the phone! If you get cut off on the phone the line goes dead. To cut is cortar, so the line is cut and you have to phone back, or wait for the other person to phone you back. Repeat: We were cut off. - I'm sorry, i think we were cut off. - I'm afraid we were cut off. Of course, with VoIP - Voice over the Internet calls using Skype and similar software, communication is changing rapidly. Skype is a verb now. I'll Skype you tomorrow. Let's Skype at the weekend. Skype me when you can. Well, that’s it for this month, so thank you very much for your time, and thank you for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of fans. Or send an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. También tenemos dos aplicaciones para el nivel principiante y el nivel básico a la venta en la tienda de iTunes. Para encontrarlas, busca imansionauto. El precio de cada aplicación es de 2,39 euros. Until next month then, take care, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Bye for now! The music in this month’s podcast was by Revolution Void, the album was The Politics of Desire and the track was Outer Orbit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de marzo , y todos los cuadernos anteriores aquí: http://www.cuadernodeingles.com/ Puedes recibir gratis nuestro Cuaderno mensual de Inglés aquí: http://www.mansioningles.net/formulario/altacuaderno.asp          

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  • October 2012

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    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. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello again. Welcome, and thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast. This is podcast number 54 recorded for October 2012. Este mes, en el nivel básico, hemos hablado de la runtina diaria y también como hacer las preguntas. In the intermediate section gerunds and infinitives and opposites and more idioms and words with multiple meanings in the advanced section. There's business vocabulary as usual this month, and many more ideas and resources to help you improve your English and take it to the next level. En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal. So let's get started con el nivel básico y algunas expresiones de la rutina diaria. Voy a decir las expresiones en español y tu dices la tradución en inglés antes que lo digo yo. Ready? - ¿Listo? ¿Cómo se dice "comer" en inglés? - to have lunch - Repite: to have lunch ir de compras - to go shopping Repite: to go shopping - We go shopping on Saturdays. ir en coche al trabajo - to go to work by car Repite: to go to work by car - I go to work by car every day. ir a clase - to go to class Repite: to go to class - What time do you go to class? ir a casa - to go home Repite: to go home - I go home after work. llegar a casa - to get home Repite:  to get home  - I get home at 7.30 hacer la cena - to make dinner Repite: to make dinner - My girlfriend usually makes dinner. cenar - to have dinner Repite: to have dinner - We have dinner at home. ir a la cama/acostarse - to go to bed Repite: to go to bed - I go to bed at about 12 o'clock. También hemos practicado las preguntas. Escucha y repite algunas preguntas conmigo. Fijarte en la entonación. What time do you get up? What time do you have dinner? What do you do after lunch? Who do you have lunch with? What time do you go to bed? What time do you get home after work? Very good! - ¡Muy bien!   In the intermediate section this month, we looked at some gerunds and infinitives. I'm going to say some pairs of sentences with different grammar and I want you to say which is correct. Por ejemplo, ¿Qué es correcto? - I used to be good at playing the piano or I used to be good at play the piano? El correcto es: I used to be good at playing the piano. - Gerund -  Repeat: I used to be good at playing the piano. I have difficulty to make myself understood. or I have difficulty making myself understood? - I have difficulty making myself understood. Repeat: I have difficulty making myself understood. She’s only interested in taking drugs or She’s only interested to take drugs? - She’s only interested in taking drugs. Repeat: She’s only interested in taking drugs. I don't know what do with her. or I don't know what to do with her? - I don't know what to do with her. Repeat: I don't know what to do with her. We had a fantastic time to travel around Spain. or We had a fantastic time travelling around Spain´- We had a fantastic time travelling around Spain. Repeat: We had a fantastic time travelling around Spain. I'm too tired for going out tonight. or I'm too tired to go out tonight? - I'm too tired to go out tonight. Repeat: I'm too tired to go out tonight. He’s unlikely to pass the exam. or He’s unlikely pass the exam? - He's unlikely to pass the exam. Repeat: He's unlikely to pass the exam. She was arrested for not to pay her taxes. or She was arrested for not paying her taxes? - She was arrested for not paying her taxes. Repeat: She was arrested for not paying her taxes. She’s quite likely for to lose her temper. or She’s quite likely to lose her temper. - She’s quite likely to lose her temper. Repeat: She’s quite likely to lose her temper. Moving on to vocabulary and opposites. Try to say the opposites of the following words before I do, then repeat them to practise pronunciation. Ready? success - failure valuable - worthless fresh - stale victory - defeat profit - loss calm - rough brave - coward well-paid - badly-paid Good. Now repeat the following example sentences. It wasn’t a SUCCESS. It was a total FAILURE. I thought it was VALUABLE but it was WORTHLESS. The bread isn’t FRESH,  it’s STALE. We expected an easy VICTORY but we suffered a terrible DEFEAT. We didn't make a PROFIT, we made a LOSS. The sea was CALM in the morning, but ROUGH in the afternoon. He thinks he's really BRAVE but he's a COWARD. He's not WELL-PAID, he's very BADLY-PAID. If you like these podcasts, if you are learning more English with these podcasts, you can buy full lessons for only 1 euro and 40 centimos from our online shop - nuestra tienda online. Estas lecciones están diseñado como una continuación del curso de audio Mansión Auto 2, y están basados en nuestro curso básico interactivo que ha ayudado a más de 25 millones de personas a aprender inglés desde el año 2001. Las lecciones están a nivel intermedio (B1) y estamos poniendo nuevas lecciones constantemente en mansioninglesdescargas.wazala.com ( that's: mansioninglesdescargas - todo junto - punto . wazala.com. Cada leccion vale 1.40 euros y dura approx. 1 hora y 15 minutos y cada leccion está en formato mp3 lleva su trascripcion en formato PDF. 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, Como quien oye llover. Think of water and duck. We say “It's like water off a duck's back.” - “It's like water off a duck's back.” Tanto monta, monta tanto, (Isabel como Fernando). - “It's as broad as it is long.” which means it's as wide as it is long the length is the same as the width. - “It's as broad as it is long.” Lo que se pierde en una casa se gana en otra. - swings and roundabouts - a roundabout in a park is tiovivo I think. and a swing I think is columpio. “It's (a question of) swings and roundabouts.”  - “It's (a question of) swings and roundabouts.” En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey. This is another direct translation - "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king."   No tiene raices en ningun sitio. - This idiom has the words 'hat' and 'home' in it. It's...“Home is where he hangs his hat.” He hangs up his hat and that's enough for him to call the place home - He's a drifter. Va dando tumbos por la vida . He's a drifter. Wherever he hangs his  hat, that's his home. Our last idiom this month is "Llueve sobre mojado" o "Al que no quiere caldo, se le dan dos tazas."  - In English we say “It never rains, but it pours.” Do you know the expression "it's pouring"? - It's pouring (with rain), Está lloviendo a cántaros - It never rains, but it pours - I've had so much bad luck this week. I lost my wallet, someone scratched my car and I got a parking fine..... It never rains, but it pours. Now listen and repeat the idioms after me: “It's like water off a duck's back.” “It's as broad as it is long.” “It's (a question of) swings and roundabouts.” "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king." “Home is where he hangs his hat.” “It never rains, but it pours.” Also in the advanced section we looked at some words with multiple meanings like the word odd - O-D-D. Odd means extraño, raro. the odd thing is that...Lo raro o lo curioso es que.....It also means impar when we talk about numbers. Odd numbers and even number. We also have the expression "The odd man out" - el bicho raro, la excepción. Odd can also me something that is left over - I have a few odd bits of wood in the garage. If you've got the odd moment to spare, come round for a chat. It cost me 30 pounds odd - Me costó 30 y tantas libras or 30 y pico libras. Stock was the next word. One meaning of stock is reserva - We're out of stock - Están agotadas. - We don't have your size in stock. - If you have stock in a company tienes algunas acciones. Stocks and shares - acciones. Stock is also caldo - Chicken stock. One thing I've learned during my time living in Spain is that you need a good fish or chicken stock to make a good paella.        Hail as a noun means granizo - hailstones - frozen rain. A strong collocation with hail is a hail of bullets. As the armed robbers left the bank, they were cut down in a hail of bullets. As a verb, hail can mean llamar - you hail a cab. In New York, in New York city,  it's not easy to hail a cab in the rush hour. Figure can mean cifra - What's the unemployment figure for Spain these days? Is it still in double figures? And figure for a person is figura. She's got a great figure. I know she's nearly 40, but she's got the figure of an eighteen-year-old. In American English, it's quite common to hear figure as a verb meaning to make sense. "It just doesn't figure" - No me lo explico. How do you figure that? In British English I would say reckon. What do you reckon? What do you figure? Our last word was plot. A plot of land is terreno or solar. I'm thinking of buying a small plot and building a house on it. Plot is also complot, conjura: they foiled the assassination plot -  frustaron el intento de asesinato. And of course we talk about the plot of a film or a book (el argumento). I loved the new George Clooney film, but the plot was a bit complicated. How do you say "Las cosas se complican" using the word plot? - The plot thickens - Repeat: The plot thickens.   In the Business English section this month, we looked at some more business English vocabulary. To develop means desarrollar in Spanish. That's a word that's really difficult for me to say and to remember - desarrollar - double rr and double ll - desarrollar or elaborar - to develop. You can develop ideas, you can develop a method, develop a character, a plot or story in a film or a book. You can develop skills and abilities and develop land - urbanizar - In technology, it's very common to hear about software development, application development for mobile phones and tablets - mobile devices. We're developing a new application for La Mansión del Inglés. To sign up means inscribirse. You can also say enroll or register for a course. I'm signing up for a computer course. Sign up is a phrasal verb, and so is go about. To go about means emprender - How do I go about voting? - ¿Qué tengo que hacer para votar? How do I go about signing up? Go about can also mean correr or circular. For example, "there's a lot of flu going about", or "Have you heard that horrible rumour going about that Jimmy's having an affair?" If you work full-time, you work standard hours. How do you say jornada partial in English? - part-time . I'm working part-time. It's a part-time job. Doubt in Spanish is duda, pero muchas veces para decir tengo duda, mis alumnos dicen I have a doubt, but it sounds better in English to say "I'm not sure." For example, I'm not sure how to pronounce this word" sounds better than "I have a doubt how to pronounce this word." But doubt is used in many expressions, for example. Without a doubt or no doubt  - Sin duda. Repeat: Doubt - No doubt I'll see you tomorrow. I'll be there at 6, without a doubt. This is, without a doubt, the best brownie I've ever tasted. - I very much doubt it - Lo dudo mucho. Repeat: I very much doubt it. - If in doubt, don't go - Si estás en duda, no vayas. - If in doubt, don't go And finally, to get back means to return or go back to something or someone. Repeat: I have to get back to my work now. - I'll get back to later - Can I get back to you in the morning? Well, I have to get back to working on our new audio course, but don't worry, we'll be back with you next month with another podcast from our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual. Remember you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and on iTunes. Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of fans. Or send an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/ También tenemos dos aplicaciones para el nivel principiante y el nivel básico a la venta en la tienda de iTunes. Para encontrarlas, busca imansionauto. El precio de cada aplicación es de 2,39 euros. Until next month then, take care, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Bye for now! The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.                                                        

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  • DNP108|Coaching Call mit André Thöne

    · 00:54:51 · Der Digitale Nomaden Podcast - Lerne wie du Reisen und Arbeiten verbinden kannst

    DNP108|Coaching Call mit André Thöne In Folge 108 ist André Thöne zu Gast. Er ist Online Marketer und startet am 15.03.2017 seinen ersten Podcast. Da er noch einige Fragen für den Start seines Podcastes hat,  lässt er sich in dieser Folge von Sascha coachen.  Sascha gibt exklusiv seine Tipps aus den letzten Monaten an André weiter. Inhalte dieser Folge: Wer ist André? Sein neues Projekt Wie würde Sascha mit seinem heutigen Wissen einen Podcast starten noch früher Hörer/Community einbinden Welche Austauschplattform nutzen Sascha und Timo mit der Community Welche Länge einer Folge ist entscheidend? Teste aus, was deine Hörer am Liebsten haben Es kommt immer auf die Zielgruppe an Erste Folge Wie erreicht man Kooperationen? Was würde Sascha anders machen? Tipp: Der Reichweitenmagnet sind eher unbekannte Menschen Wie viele Folgen pro Woche? Wie sieht es mit der Technik aus? Wie sieht es mit SEO aus? Der Podcast Launch: starte mit mehreren Episoden Geheimtipp: gehe in Gruppen in der sich die Zielgruppe aufhält Was würde Sascha seinem jüngeren Ich raten? Wann geht es bei André los: 15.03.2017 Was ist Andrés größte Angst? Wo sieht sich André in 5 Jahren mit seinem Podcast? Shownotes Andrés Facebookprofil Link zu Podcast folgt noch! Podcast Workshop   Du würdest auch gerne deinen eigenen Podcast starten? >>> Klicke hier!>>> Hast du schon dein Ticket für die DNX vom 27.-28.05.2017 in Berlin? Nein? Dann kannst du es hier mit einem exklusiven Rabatt von 20 € bestellen. Willst du exklusive Hintergrundinfos vom Digitalen Nomaden Podcast? Dann folge uns doch auf Instagram. Hier erhältst du in unserer Instagram Story, Einblicke wie es backstage bei uns abläuft. Tritt auch unserer kostenlosen Facebook-Community bei und connecte Dich mit uns und anderen Gleichgesinnten. Erhalte unser Digitale Nomaden Podcast WochenEcho + unsere 10 besten Ressourcen für angehende Digitale Nomaden FOR FREE - einfach hier eintragen Sascha & Timo

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  • Mansion Ingles Podcast June 2013 - Aprende gramatica y vocabulario ingles

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    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. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 62 recorded for June 2013. Este mes, en el nivel básico practicamos el afirmativo y el negativo del pasado simple y las preposiciones. En el nivel intermedio enfocamos en la diferencia entre any, some, either and neither y el vocabulario de la personalidad - character and personality. In the advanced section, we practise vocabulary with some  advanced collocations, and there's business vocabulary as usual, and a translation exercise all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.  En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.  Ok, let's start then with el nivel básico. Voy a decir algunas frases en el afirmativo, y tú tienes que cambiarlas al negativo. Por ejemplo, yo digo "She is a teacher." Tú dices: "She isn't a teacher." OK? Luego repitas la frase negativa para practicar la pronunciación. Ok. 1. I like classical music - I don't like classical music. Repite: I don't like classical music. 2. He plays tennis - He doesn't play tennis. Repite: He doesn't play tennis. 3. She is divorced - She isn't divorced. Repite: She isn't divorced. 4. They are students - they aren't students. Repite: They aren't students. También puedes decir they're not students. Depende como se hace la contración del They are not. Puede ser they're not o they aren't. Repite: they're not students - they aren't students - They're not Spanish. They aren't Spanish. 5. She likes photography - She doesn't like photography. Repite: She doesn't like photography. Very good! Now, también hemos practicado algunas preposiciónes. Las preposiciones son difíciles en inglés por que muchas veces son diferentes al traducir las al español. Pero no te preocupes demasiado porque si haces una falta con una preposicion la gente van a entender lo que quieres decir. No es una falta grave. Pero, hay que intentar aprender las poco a poco - little by little - poco a poco. Escucha: They sometimes go snowboarding in December. In december. Cuando hablamos de los meses en inglés, decimos la preposición in. Repite: in December. We go in December. In June - I never go in June. - In March - My birthday's in March. Escucha: The Tourist Information Office closes at five o’clock. Cuando hablamos de la hora en inglés, empleamos la preposición at. Repite: at five o'clock. It closes at five o'clock. At 8.30 - I finish work at 8.30. - at 7 - I have breakfast at 7. Escucha: She was born on May 12th. - Ella nació el 12 de mayo. Cuando hablamos de los días, utilizamos la preposición on. Repite: on May 12th - born on May 12th. She was born on May 12th. - On Monday. I work on Monday. - On Saturday. I don't work on Saturday. On Thursday. See you on Thursday! Escucha: My keys are in my coat pocket. Muchas veces la preposición in se traduce como 'en'. Escucha: In my pocket. - en mi bolsillo. My keys are in my coat pocket. - Mis llaves están en el bolsillo de mi abrigo. Repite: In my pocket. In my car. It's in my car. In the house. It's in the house. In the office. They're in the office. Escucha: Where can I try on this shirt? - ¿Dónde puedo probar esta camisa? to try on es un phrasal verb (un verbo compuesto) Los phrasal verbs llevan un verbo y una preposición o un adverbio o a veces ambos. To try on significa probar ropa. Repite: try on - try on clothes - try on a shirt - try on shoes - Please try on the jacket. Do you want to try on the dress? Ok, moving on to the intermediate section, we practised the difference between any, some, either and neither. Let's look at either and neither first. There are two possible pronunciations. Listen: either/either - neither/neither. Repeat: either/either - neither/neither. either se puede traducir como: cualquiera de los dos y neither como ninguno (de dos) Either student can take the test. - (Uno de los estudiantes puede tomar el examen.) Neither student can take the test. - (Ninguno de los estudiantes puede tomar el examen.) A veces el neither va con el nor y sirve para unir dos oraciones. En este caso significa: “ni” Por ejemplo: “Ni cafe ni té”. “Neither coffee nor tea”. Neither puede también significar “tampoco”. Por ejemplo: “I don't want to go. Neither do I.” - Yo no quiero ir. Yo tampoco (ni yo). Escucha y repite algunos ejemplos: I don't like Lady Gaga. Neither do I. Neither the Tower of London nor Buckingham Palace were included in the tour. I neither sing nor dance. I can't swim. Neither can I. Either (o either) puede significar: ni, o, cualquiera, ninguno/a, alguno/a, tampoco, ni siquiera. Listen and repeat: You can have either tea or coffee. Which would you prefer? Either, I don't mind. We'd like to buy either the blue one or the red one. We don't mind. Either of them. Who are those two women? I don't know either of them. I can't speak French. I can't either. I don't like Alejendro Sanz. I don't either. (También puedeo decir "Neither do I:" I don't like tennis. - I don't either/neither do I. OK, let's talk about some and any. Usually, we use some in positive sentences and any in negative and question sentences. Listen: afirmativo - I've got some biscuits. Do you want one? negativo - Sorry, I haven't got any money. pregunta - Have you got any brothers or sisters? Repeat: I've got some biscuits. Do you want one? Sorry, I haven't got any money. Have you got any brothers or sisters? Listen and repeat some more examples with some and any: I don't need any help. Repeat: I don't need any help. You've got some coffee on your shirt. Repeat: - You've got some coffee on your shirt. Did you buy any wine? Repeat: Did you buy any wine? There somebody at the door. Repeat: There somebody at the door. Are you doing anything this weekend? Repeat: Are you doing anything this weekend? This project will take some time. Repeat: This project will take some time. I don't want anything to drink. Repeat: I don't want anything to drink. Has anyone seen the dog? Repeat: Has anyone seen the dog? Would you like some beer? Repeat: Would you like some beer? Are you going anywhere this summer? Repeat: Are you going anywhere this summer? We also use any in positive sentences when we mean "It doesn't matter which" - no importa que You can visit us any time. Which direction should I take? - Any one. It's up to you. I like any jazz music. Repeat: You can visit us any time. Which direction should I take? - Any one. It's up to you. I like any jazz music.   Also in the intermediate section this month we studied some adjectives of character and personality. Vamos a ver si recuerdas. What do you call a person who doesn’t like sharing or giving things. The opposite of generous. - mean Someone who likes giving orders and telling other people what to do. - bossy What's the adjective for a lively person who likes to be doing something all the time. - active Do you know the opposite of active? - inactive. People, usually children, who get everything they want even when they shouldn’t. - spoiled A person who isn’t interested in anybody but herself/himself. He/she thinks he/she is the only person who exists. - selfish A person who is aware of the feelings of others and is considerate. - thoughtful Somebody who thinks money and possessions are more important than anything else. - materialistic Someone whose feelings are very easily hurt. - sensitive. Be careful of the false friend sensible. Remember sensato - sensible and sensible - sensitive. What's the name for children behaving badly and not doing what they are told. - naughty And finally, a person who is in good physical condition, who does a lot of exercise and doesn’t tire easily after hard physical work.                 - fit - We also say to get fit. to get fit or to be fit. I'm fit = estoy en forma. I'm trying to get fit - I go to the gym to get fit. Are you fit? OK, listen to the adjectives again and repeat them after me to practise pronunciation. mean bossy active - inactive spoiled selfish thoughtful materialistic sensitive sensible naughty fit If you like these podcasts, remember that you can buy complete lessons for only 1 euro and 40 centimos (the price of a cup of coffee) from our online shop - nuestra tienda online. Tenemos un curso entero de nivel principiante y básico. Puedes encontrarlas en mansioninglesdescargas.wazala.com that's: mansioninglesdescargas - todo junto - punto . wazala.com. Cada leccion vale solo 1.40 euros y dura approx. 1 hora y cada leccion está en el formato mp3 y lleva su trascripcion en formato PDF. Así puedes aprender inglés haciendo ejercicio, limpiando la casa, en el coche, caminando con el perro y en todo el tiempo muerto que tienes. Mejorar tú ingles con las descargas de la mansión del inglés. Bueno, también puedes encontrar la dirección de la tienda en la trascripción de este podcast. In the advanced section, we looked at some collocations. For example to play truant. That's when you don't go to school and you go shopping or you play football in the park. Have you ever played truant from school? I don't remember ever playing truant. I liked going to school most of the time. In American English you can say to play hooky or to skip a class. The next expression was to put your foot in it. If you put your foot in it or put your foot in your mouth, you do something by accident which embarrasses or upsets someone. For example, I really put my foot in it when I asked her if she was pregnant. to hold a meeting is to have a meeting about something but the verb to hold is a strong collocation with meeting. You can also hold a reunion of old school friends, hold a business meeting and hold an online meeting on the Internet. If you put two and two together, you understand something by using the information you have. For example, I didn't know his wife had left him, but when I saw that all her clothes and her things and her car were gone, I put two and two together. To put your foot down means to assert something strongly. For example, Pepito's boss put her foot down and refused to accept any more bad behaviour. She put her foot down. To play a trick on someone or play a prank on someone es hacer una broma - to do a trick that affects someone. For example, Somebody played a trick on me by hiding my shoes. Did you ever play any tricks on your teacher at school. We used to play tricks regularly, but not with all the teachers, only some of them. To hold down a job means to keep it possibly in the face of difficult circumstances, as in "He held down the job for a year before handing in his notice". To hold a record for something means to have the record for an event or an achievement. For example, She holds the world indoor 800 metres record. To play havoc with something means to cause someone to have trouble doing something. Listen: Strong winds played havoc with her golf game. It can also mean to damage something. For example,  Stormy conditions played havoc with the fishing. Put your feet up means to relax, especially by sitting with your feet supported above the ground. For example: You go home and put your feet up, love. I can't wait to finish work and put my feet up. to hold your breath means to stop breathing for a short period, on purpose. Do you hold your breath when you dive into the water? I can't hold my breath for very long. But it can also mean to wait or delay until something special happens and it's often used in the negative. For example, I expect to get paid for last month's work this week, but I'm not holding my breath. It's often late. Or another example, do you think there'll have free drinks and sandwiches at the meeting? Don't hold your breath! o sea, "no te hagas ilusión". Don't hold your breath! Finally, to play a part in something or play a role in something means to participate in something in a specific way. For example, I hope to play a part in the development of the new product. He played a big part in the success of the company. Listen to the collocations and expressions again and repeat them: play truant put your foot in it hold a meeting put two and two together put your foot down play a trick (on someone) hold down a job hold a record play havoc with (something) put your feet up. hold your breath play a part in (something)   In the Business English section we looked at some more business English vocabulary, and the first word was merger. A merger is the combination of two or more companies, either by the creation of a new organization or by absorption by one of the others. I think in Spanish it's fusión. Repeat: merger - mergers and acquisitions. In order to save the business, they merged with another company. The phrasal verb to set aside means dejar a un lado. We set aside some money for a holiday. It's good to set aside money for emergencies. Have you set aside any money for anything recently? I haven't got any money to set aside! Another phrasal verb was to bring in which means to include. The example was "I would like to bring my partner in on this discussion." To bring someone in on something. Shall we bring her in on the secret? I don't think it's necessary to bring them in on this deal. Notice that this phrasal verb must be separated. You put the object between the verb and the particle. You say bring her in on it but not Xbring in her on it.X If you make sound decisions you make good decisions. He makes sound business decisions. Repeat: He makes sound business decisions. We can trust him. He makes sound decisions. Feasible means possible, doable. In Spanish viable, o realizable. It's not a feasible project. We can't do it. Repeat: It's not feasible. I'm sorry, but it's not feasible. It's not economically feasible. The word demographic is similar in Spanish, demografía. Listen and repeat the pronunciation: demographic. The demographics show that income went down. We have to examine the demographics. To rule out means to eliminate. Listen: We can't rule out the possibility that we'll need another round of investment capital before the end of the year. Repeat: rule out - We should rule out the possibility of a merger. Don't rule out the competition. You may hear or read companies speaking about their mission statement. Especially of it's a North American company. According to the dictionary, a mission statement is "A summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual." For example a mission statement for La Mansión del Inglés could be "To help Spanish speakers learn and improve their use of the English language." or something similar. Does your company have a mission statement? If not, what do you think it should be? You could write it in Spanish and then try to translate it into English. If you need help to check your mission statement, ask us on Facebook. We also gave you some more sentences to translate in this month's cuaderno. First, you had to translate from English to Spanish. So,  I'll say the English sentences and you can say the Spanish translation. Then, repeat the English sentence after me to practise pronunciation. Ready? 1.I only believe what you tell me. - Sólo creo lo que tú me dices. - I only believe what you tell me. 2.Could/Can you call a doctor? A German Shepherd has bitten my left leg. - ¿Puedes llamar a un doctor? Un pastor alemán me mordío en la pierna izquierda. - Could/Can you call a doctor? A German Shepherd has bitten my left leg. 3.I was hoping that you remembered how I got this tattoo. - Estaba esperando que tú recordaras como conseguí este tatuaje. - I was hoping that you remembered how I got this tattoo. 4.If the shoe fits, you can call me Cinderella. - Si me queda la zapatilla, me puedes llamar Cenicienta. If the shoe fits, you can call me Cinderella. 5.I don't own that penguin, it's a rental. - No soy el dueño de este pinguino, lo alquilo. - I don't own that penguin, it's a rental. Good, now I'll read some Spanish sentences and you translate to English. Then repeat the sentences after me to practise your pronunciation. OK? 1.¿Sabes cuanto él gana? - Do you know how much he earns? - Do you know how much he earns? 2.Él llevaba unas gafas oscuras. - He was wearing dark glasses. - He was wearing dark glasses. 3.Mi nivel está por encima del de ellos. - My level is above theirs. - My level is above theirs. 4.Tienen que llegar antes de la fecha tope. - They have to arrive before the deadline. - They have to arrive before the deadline. 5.Siempre le encantaba bailar. - He always loved to dance. - He always loved to dance. Well, that's all we have time for on this podcast, but we'll be back with you next month as usual with another podcast based on our monthly newsletter, our cuaderno de inglés mensual. Remember, you can listen to all our previous podcasts at mansioningles.com and on iTunes. Si te gusta este podcast, puedes hacernos un gran favor y escribe por favor una corta reseña en iTunes. Si escibes una reseña en iTunes más personas pueden escucharnos porque subimos en el 'ranking' de iTunes. y también puedes darnos algunas estrellas, si te gusta nuestros podcasts. Thank you very much for listening to this podcast, and for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of fans. Or send me an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de este mes, y todos los cuadernos anteriores en www.cuadernodeingles.com/ Until next month then, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Take care and bye for now! The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit.                                            

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  • DNP123|Sina Paries: Du musst dich nicht entscheiden, wenn du tausend Träume hast.

    · 01:05:09 · Der Digitale Nomaden Podcast - Lerne wie du Reisen und Arbeiten verbinden kannst

    DNP123|Sina Paries: Du musst dich nicht entscheiden, wenn du tausend Träume hast. Sina liebt das Leben, Tanzen, Zitroneneis, Reisen und Menschen. Als kreative Konzepterin unterstützt sie mit Leidenschaft andere Menschen bei der Entwicklung smarter Business-Konzepte und lässt so aus Ideen Realität werden. Sina war schon immer eine kreative Seele mit Köpfchen, die ihre Stimme für andere erhoben hat. Auf dem Girl meets Business Podcast ermutigt sie jetzt auch andere junge Frauen zu sich selbst zu stehen, ihre Träume zu leben sich ein Business und Leben nach den eigenen Vorstellungen aufzubauen. Inhalte dieser Folge Wer ist Sina und was macht sie? Im Moment ist sie auf Bali Ihre Erlebnisse auf Bali Die Orte sind entscheidend, an denen man sich aufhält Warum es wichtig ist, das Leben zu genießen. Wie war die Sina von früher? Für sie war es nicht leicht, sich zu entscheiden Ihr Weg zur Konzepterin mit dem DNX Workshop von Gordon Schönwälder ist ihre Idee für den Girl meets Business Podcast geboren Was sind Scannertypen/Vielbegabte? Was sind die Herausforderungen bei einer Vielbegabung? Was sind Taucher und Scanner "Ein Experte weiß immer mehr von immer weniger" Scanner sind Visionäre und Netzwerker Warum Ehrlichkeit so wichtig ist! Verbundenheit ist für Sina ein sehr schönes Gefühl geht Reisen! Wie hat der Podcast Sinas Leben verändert? Fangt an zu Handeln! "Du bist genug so wie du bist! Trau dich du zu sein!" Shownotes Girl meets Business Podcast Girl meets Business Girl meets Business auf Facebook Girl meets Business auf Instagram Girl meets Business Community Anne Heintze Barbara Sher: Du musst dich nicht entscheiden, wenn du tausend Träume hast ENDLICH ONLINE DURCHSTARTEN Tigeraward DNX Du würdest auch gerne deinen eigenen Podcast starten? >>> Klicke hier!>>> Hast du schon dein Ticket für die DNX vom 27.-28.05.2017 in Berlin? Nein? Dann kannst du es hier mit einem exklusiven Rabatt von 20 € bestellen. Willst du exklusive Hintergrundinfos vom Digitalen Nomaden Podcast? Dann folge uns doch auf Instagram. Hier erhältst du in unserer Instagram Story, Einblicke wie es backstage bei uns abläuft. Tritt auch unserer kostenlosen Facebook-Community bei und connecte Dich mit uns und anderen Gleichgesinnten. Erhalte unser Digitale Nomaden Podcast WochenEcho + unsere 10 besten Ressourcen für angehende Digitale Nomaden FOR FREE - einfach hier eintragen Sascha & Timo

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  • April 2012

    · Aprende ingles con inglespodcast de La Mansión del Inglés-Learn English Free

    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. Learn English free with podcasts from La Mansion del Ingles. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This English lesson contains examples and exercises. Hello again. Welcome,  and thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast. This is podcast number 48 recorded for April 2012. Este mes, en el nivel básico practicamos vocabulario y colocaciones de los verbos. In the intermediate section holiday vocabulary and question words and in the advanced section, some more idioms for you and advanced vocabulary. There's business English as usual this month and, of course, an activity for you to do with your kids and many more ways to improve your English and take it to the next level.  En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a mansioningles.com y sigue los enlaces en la página principal. So, let's get started - vamos a empezar con el nivel básico y los grupos de palabras. Primero los verbos irregulares. ¿Qué es el pasado del verbo make? - made, y el pasado del verbo speak? - spoke - y el pasado del verbo buy? - bought. Muy bien! -  Repite: make - made - speak - spoke - buy - bought A person who teaches is called a teacher - That's me! I'm a teacher - a person who works in science is called a scientist, and a person who acts is called an actor (for a man) or an actress (for a woman, pero he dado cuanta que muchas actizes hoy prefieren que las llaman actor aunque son mujeres.) - Repite: teacher, scientist, actor, actress. oranges are fruit - Fruit es un sustantivo incontable. Decimos some fruit.  - tennis is a  sport - and tables are furniture. Furniture también es un sustantivo incontable. Decimos some furniture o a piece of furniture. No se dice X a furniture X. Repite: oranges - oranges, apples, bananas and pears are fruit. - Would you like some fruit? - I'd like an orange. - tennis - Do you do any sport? - Yes, I play tennis - I like your furniture. - furniture - That's a nice piece of furniture - You've got some nice furniture. Forty - sixty - eighty - Repite: Forty - sixty - eighty - 14 - 16 - 18 nota como cambia el estrés de la primera sílaba al segunda:  - 40 - 14 - 60 - 16 - 80 - 18 - Repite: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 ¡Muy bien! Spain es un sustantivo,  Spanish es el adjetivo. Repite: Spain, I live in Spain - Spanish . I'm Spanish - I like Spanish music - It's Spanish food - ¿Qué es el adjectivo de France? - French ¿y Italy? - Italian - Repite: French - French food is wonderful - Italian - Do you like Italian cars? ¿Sabes como decir las siguientes palabras en inglés? Si las sabes, di las antes que yo: padre - father hijo - son               madre - mother hija - daughter padres - parents              abuelo - grandfather nieto - grandson Good! first - second and third son números ordenales - repite: first - second - third - The first floor - la primera planta - the first floor, the second floor. I live on the second floor - It's on the second floor. - It's on the third floor. ¿Qué es el contrario de old (viejo)? - new (nuevo) o young (joven) - contrario en inglés es opposite - repite: opposite? What's the opposite? - What's the opposite of old? - young or new What's the opposite of cheap? - expensive - What's the opposite of easy? - difficult - Repite: difficult - The opposite of easy is difficult. January, February, August, September, May and June are all months of the year - Repite: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Intenta aprender las colocaciones en inglés - las palabras que van juntas muy a menudo - por ejemplo Football and play - to play football - We play many sports - We play tennis, play rugby, play basketball and play baseball - love (el amor) ¿Qué verbo va con love?- make - to make love - make war - make peace (la paz) - make mistakes - make friends and make coffee - exercise we do - Repite: to do exercise - If you play tennis you're doing exercise - You also do English exercises - If you do homework, you do exercises. - But don't make mistakes! En el segundo ejercicio - In the second exercise there were more collocations - habían más colocaciones con los verbos. Escucha y repite: make a noise - hacer un ruido - to make a noise - Shhhhhh! Don't make a noise - Why are you making a noise? stay in a hotel - Which hotel did you stay in? - Are you going to stay in a hotel? - We stayed in a nice hotel. ¿Cómo se dice hacer fotos en inglés? - take photos - Repite: take photos - Do you like taking photos? Reservar en inglés es to reserve - repite: to reserve - reserve a room - reserve a table - reserve a hotel room, reserve a table in a restaurant - Reserve es un verbo - ¿Qué es el sustantivo? - reservation - Repite: reservation - decimos make a reservation - repite: make a reservation. I'd like to make a reservation. - Excuse me, I'd like to make a reservation please. Send an e-mail - send es mandar - Repite: send an email - send me an email -  Please send me an email - Can you send me an email? - send es irregular - el pasado es sent -con 't' - repite: I sent the email - I sent you an email. - Did you send me an email? ¿Cómo se dice montar en inglés - montar una bicicleta? - to ride a bike - repite: ride a bike - I can ride a bike - Can you ride a bike? - ride a horse - Ride a motorbike. Ride también es un verbo irregular - el pasado es rode - repite: rode - I rode a horse - I rode a motorbike. to put on glasses - poner gafas - put on es un phrasal verb - put + on - /puton/ - Repite: put on - put on your glasses - put on a jacket - It's cold, put on a jacket - put on my jeans. to say goodbye - decir adios - Repite: say goodbye - say something in French - say my name - say it again - repitelo - say it again. - el pasado de say es said - He said goodbye - He said no - What did he say? - What did you say? - Say it in English! In the intermediate section this month, we looked at some holiday vocabulary. Well, it's nearly time for holidays isn't it? No holiday for me this Easter - Well , maybe I'll have a holiday in August, I'll see. Remember, before we go on holiday we make reservations - We reserve a hotel, we reserve a flight and sometimes we reserve a tour or an excursion - We make reservations. It's especially important to make reservations when you go on holiday during high season or peak season - When it's really busy and expensive. August, Christmas and Easter time are typically peak season. How do you say tienda de campaña en inglés? - a tent. I don't like tents very much - I don't often go camping - I've been camping a few times in the past, but I haven't been camping for years. When you go camping, what's the name of the place where you put the tent? It's a camp site - not X a camping X - camping in English is the activity - to go camping. Another useful word is caravan - caravana - Hmm..caravans - I don't like those very much either. I prefer a nice comfortable hotel. ¿Cómo se dice tomar el sol en ingés? - No, it's not X take the sun X - se traduce de otra manera. It's to sunbathe - Repeat: sunbathe - to sunbathe on the beach - to sunbathe next to the pool - the swimming pool - Do you like sunbathing? - I don't mind if I've got a book to read or some good music to listen to, but I usually get bored after a couple of hours. and sunbathing can be dangerous if you do it for too long. It's not good for your skin. To cool off after sunbathing for a while, go for a swim in the sea. To go for a swim or go for a dip D-I-P dip significa mojar - mojarte en el mar - go for a dip in the sea. Go for a swim. no se dice X have a bath in the sea X - If you have a bath, you're probably in your hotel room, in your bathroom. It's a false friend for bañarse. When you stay in a hotel and you pay for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you have full-board - notice the pronunciation, it's /bord/ not board - repeat: board - full board. If you only pay for breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner, it's half-board. And if you only have breakfast. it's bed and breakfast. To go sightseeing means to see the sights in a place. What are the sights in London? Well, there's Buckingham Palace, where the Queen lives. There's Beckingham Palace, where David Beckham lives. There's St Paul's Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye and don't forget Harrods, of course. The sights of London - to go sightseeing - Repeat: sightseeing - to go sightseeing - We're going sightseeing in Paris. Travel is often used as a verb - I travel, you travel - Do you travel often? But as a noun we prefer the word trip - Repeat: trip - to go on a trip - I'm going on a trip next week - Is it a business trip? - We went on a trip to Milan. Pasar is another false friend - Pasar - to pass - How did you spend your holiday? No se dice, XHow did you pass your holidayX.  Time passes, yes. You can say the time passed really quickly - Our holiday passed so quickly. We spent most of the time on the beach. To fly is the verb (volar) - What is the noun? Do you know? - It's flight - Repeat: flight. How was the flight? - When does your flight leave? - Was the flight expensive? - How much is the flight? - Did you have a good flight? - A great question that when you meet someone at the airport. - I always ask it - Hi! How are you? Did you have a good flight? How was the flight? Also in the intermediate section, we practised some question words. Listen and repeat the following questions. What was the hotel like? How was the flight? Where's the swimming pool? Are you hungry? Do you feel hungry? How about going out? - How about going out for a drink? How do you like your room? Where's the nearest supermarket? How do we get to the centre? When does the bank open? Are you having a good time? Are you enjoying yourself? Have you finished that book yet? Why don't you try the fish? What time does it close? When are we going to the beach? Are you doing anything tonight? What are you listening to? When are you getting up? Is it expensive? How much is it? How much does it cost? Would you like to have dinner with me? Ahora un anuncio, así que puedes hacer fast forward si no quieres escuchar. Pero no lo hagas. You should know about a special offer we have on our product page at mansioningles.com. The Complete Pack, el pack ahorro completo, de La Mansión del Inglés. ALL of our cds at a fanstastic price. All 8 of our CDs help you learn English. All this for only 99 Euros. You save 112 Euros, and we pay the postage wherever you are in the world. Now that’s a good deal. Es una oferta muy buena. Para ver más detalles, haz click on the cd icon on the right side of the home page at mansioningles.com. There were more idioms this month in the advanced section. Let's see if you can remember the idioms if I say the translation in my bad Spanish accent. For example, what's the English idiom for Mejor es no menearlo. or Mejor no revolver el asunto. - It has something to do with dogs - Let sleeping dogs lie. What about the English idiom for - No hay tempestad que mucho dure. - Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. The next one is El hijo de la gato, ratones mata. - Like father like son - Hay de todo en la vina del Señor - Live and let live. A quien cuida la peseta nunca le falta un duro. - Look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves. And finally, Antes que te cases mira lo que haces. - Look before you leap (to leap is saltar) - Look before you leap. OK, listen to the idioms again and repeat them after me: Let sleeping dogs lie. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. Like father like son. Live and let live. Look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves. Look before you leap. In the Business English section, we looked at some business English vocabulary. To take time off means to not go to work. You can take time off for personal reasons, or take time off for medical reasons. Repeat: to take time off . I need to take a couple of days off - I'm taking next Wednesday off. How many days have you taken off this year? To get in touch means contactar. I'll get in touch with you next week - I'll contact you next week. - Did you get in touch with him? When you get in touch with people face to face, it's important to exchange business cards. Especially when you meet someone for the first time. The amount of work you have to do is your workload. Repeat: workload - I've got a heavy workload. Take pride in doing your job well - pride is orgullo - the expression to take pride in something - Repeat: take pride in your work. - do a good job - do you job well. If you want to invest in the company, you'll have to come up with 300,000 euros. - To come up with in this context means to deliver or produce, in Spanish conseguir - Can you come up with the money? - You can also come up with an idea, a plan or a suggestion -  in a meeting, for example. Repeat: to come up with - He came up with a wonderful suggestion - Can you try to come up with something for the sales promotion? Think of something good - come up with something. If you are punctual you are always on time. Repeat: He's very punctual, he's always on time. What's the noun of punctual? - Punctuality - Repeat: Punctuality. He's known for his puntuality. You should be on time. Well, we are out of time for this month I'm afraid, so thank you very much for your time, and thank you for being part of the community of La Mansión del Inglés. Remember, If you want to contact us you can find us on Facebook. Just search Facebook for La Mansión del Inglés and join our growing community of fans. Or send an email to: mansionteachers@yahoo.es. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. También tenemos dos aplicaciones para el nivel principiante y el nivel básico a la venta en la tienda de iTunes. Para encontrarlas, busca imansionauto. El precio de cada aplicación es de 2,39 euros. Until next month then, take care, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Bye for now! The music in this month’s podcast is by Revolution Void, the album is The Politics of Desire and the track is called Outer Orbit. Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de marzo , y todos los cuadernos anteriores aquí: http://www.cuadernodeingles.com/ Puedes recibir gratis nuestro Cuaderno mensual de Inglés aquí: http://www.mansioningles.net/formulario/altacuaderno.asp                                          

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  • Episode 6 ~ travel, socks, kits & a book giveaway!

    · Susan B. Anderson Podcast

    Hi, Knitters,I have a new video episode for you today! For email subscribers, you can click here to view directly on YouTube.I talk about these things today so here are the links:Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina BehmDianne of Kentucky Sheep Dreams ~ a great blog about farming, knitting, spinning, cooking! Dianne gifted me the roving in the autumnal colors when I first started spinning several years ago. Shalom Cardigan by Megan McFarlane, I knit this in Cascade 128.Hundertwasser Werk Opal Sock Yarn I found it on Ebay! Werk 956 and Glitter Werk 625.This was a gift from Joanna Johnson of Slate Falls Press.Vincent Van Gogh Opal Sock Yarn ~ I found it on Ebay! Starry Night colorwayRegia Super Jacquard Sock Yarn (I found it on Etsy!) in the Kolibri colorwayKnitting Gifts for Baby by Mel Clark (click here for the Ravelry page to see all of the 26 projects, and click here for Amazon) Leave a comment to enter to win a copy!I am having a giveaway to win a copy of Knitting Gifts for Baby so please leave one comment on this blog post and include your email or your Ravelry ID so I can get in touch if you win. You don't need to watch the video to enter, simply leave a comment. You will love this book! I'll be back soon to randomly select a winner.Mel Clark's blog, Slip, Slip, Knit I love Mel's blog and have followed it for years. Leftie Shawl by Martina BehmColor Affection Shawl by Veera ValimakiMiss Babs Leftie KitThe Plucky Knitter Color Affection KitVesper Sock Yarn That's all! Don't forget to leave a comment to enter to win a copy of Knitting Gifts for Baby by Mel Clark. This is one of my favorite baby knitting books, one of the best I have seen recently!My podcast is Susan B. Anderson on iTunes (click here for the iTunes link), and I am also posting my videos on my YouTube Channel if you prefer to subscribe there. Or you can just follow along on my blog.I'll be back soon with more.Good luck on the book giveaway and let the comments begin!best, susiep.s. I compressed the video for download but I think I didn't do it quite right. I'll work on that and try to fix it. Sorry for any inconvenience, I am still learning how to do this stuff. You can still download the video but it is taking a long time. I'll try to get that time shorter.

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  • Shocker, Tattoo, and Alcohol, OH MY! - MOW #131

    · 00:57:34 · Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

    Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! Shocker, Tattoo, and Alcohol, OH MY! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. Thank you for listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. Your feedback is appreciated and we are committed to listening to our audience.   On today’s show, we have Danny, Kevin, and Eli of www.ivorycomics.com and Lee of magicalmomentsvacations.com.   Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.   Guest Services is the segment in which we address all of the questions sent in by our listeners via email, text, or voicemail. In Guest Services. we recognize the following listeners and topics. • The MOWican Fantasy Football League • Battle of the TAs • Erika Richoux • Jon Stallings • Kirk Landry takes suggestions for a new Disney related tattoo. and much, much more!   In the Queue, we address Disney-related topics that are of interest to us. On this episode, we discuss the following subjects. • Steven Tyler’s Shocker removed from the Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster starring Aerosmith • Adult shakes and malts available at Beaches and Cream • If this, then alcohol in MK? and much, much more!   What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.   For more audio, video, and live content subscribe to the FREE Magic Our Way podcast. - iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, & Blubrry.   Follow us at the following: Google+ - http://bit.ly/21bAfyV Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/magicourway Twitter - https://twitter.com/MagicOurWay Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/magicourway/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/magicourway/ Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/c/MagicOurWayPodcast To learn more about the show, visit http://magicourway.com Leave a VOICEMAIL or send us a TEXT at 1-815-MOWICAN (669-4226). Give us a listen, ya’ heard! Click the link to listen now. Thanks for watching and listening! -Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli  

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  • DNP112|Jannis Riebschläger: Wie ein Imagefilm dein Business boosten kann

    · 00:17:58 · Der Digitale Nomaden Podcast - Lerne wie du Reisen und Arbeiten verbinden kannst

    DNP112|Jannis Riebschläger: Wie ein Imagefilm dein Business boosten kann In Folge 112 ist Jannis Riebschläger zum 2. Mal zu Gast. Er ist Filmemacher und Filmproduzent. Heute verrät er dir, wie ein Imagefilm dein Business boosten kann. Inhalte dieser Folge Wer ist Jannis? Wo haben sich Sascha und Jannis bisher getroffen? Was ist ein Imagefilm? kurzes Videos die die Persönlichkeit, des Produktes oder eines Unternehmens darstellen Was sollte in einem Imagefilm vorhanden sein? Wichtig: kurz und knackig in 1-2 min auf den Punkt bringen Am Besten auf der ersten Seite platzieren Conversion wird durch ein Imagefilm beeinflußt und gesteigert Wie läuft ein Dreh mit Jannis ab? Zielgruppe und Konzept erstellen Teamgröße ist flexibel man kann auch mit einem Smartphone ein Imagefilm drehen 3 Tipps: Frontkamera, Licht nutzen, Tageslicht nutzen Seinen Kinofilm hat er mit einer Gopro und dem Smartphone gedreht auf seine erste Reise: 150 € Kamera und einem Iphone Projekte: Dozent für ein Filmcamp in Dahab, Marokko DNX Camp, Produktionen in  Lissabon Ist Jannis Digitaler Nomade? Wie erreicht man Jannis? Easy Movie School   Shownotes DNP02|Jannis Riebschläger: Erfolgreicher Filmproduzent mit 20! Jannis Production Filmtipps Easy Movie School DNX Camp Marokko 15% Rabatt Code: DNP Du würdest auch gerne deinen eigenen Podcast starten? >>> Klicke hier!>>> Hast du schon dein Ticket für die DNX vom 27.-28.05.2017 in Berlin? Nein? Dann kannst du es hier mit einem exklusiven Rabatt von 20 € bestellen. Willst du exklusive Hintergrundinfos vom Digitalen Nomaden Podcast? Dann folge uns doch auf Instagram. Hier erhältst du in unserer Instagram Story, Einblicke wie es backstage bei uns abläuft. Tritt auch unserer kostenlosen Facebook-Community bei und connecte Dich mit uns und anderen Gleichgesinnten. Erhalte unser Digitale Nomaden Podcast WochenEcho + unsere 10 besten Ressourcen für angehende Digitale Nomaden FOR FREE - einfach hier eintragen Sascha & Timo

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