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  • Coverville 1188: Tom Petty Tribute

    · The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!

    Man, we lost a great one again this week. A special tribute episode for Tom Petty, who was taken from us too soon. (82 minutes) Featuring Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy American Girl The Howling Tongues 2:50 A Collection Of Cover Songs Tom Petty 21 Artist's Website Even The Losers Pat Green 3:49 Songs We Wish We'd Written II Tom Petty 2 Amazon Here Comes My Girl Relient K 4:05 Is For Karaoke EP Tom Petty Amazon I Need To Know Poison 2:21 Poison'd! Tom Petty 2 iTunes Amazon The Waiting Natalie Imbruglia 3:14 Male Tom Petty 2 iTunes Amazon Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten 3:47 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks 4 Amazon You Got Lucky Search/Rescue 3:18 Pacific Ridge Records Heroes of Classic Rock: a Tribute to Tom Petty (Limited Edition) Tom Petty 3 Amazon Asshole Tom Petty 3:11 She's the One Beck 3 Amazon I Won’t Back Down Johnny Cash 2:09 American III: Solitary Man Tom Petty 7 iTunes Amazon Runnin’ Down a Dream Love Canon 4:09 Greatest Hits Vol. 3 Tom Petty 2 iTunes Free Fallin’ Stevie Nicks 5:34 Enchanted - The Works of Stevie Nicks Tom Petty 11 Amazon Yer So Bad Lipstik 2:59 There Is Only One Thing Tom Petty 3 iTunes Mary Jane’s Last Dance Espen Lind 4:00 Hallelujah - Live Tom Petty 4 iTunes Amazon I’m Walkin’ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2:46 Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino Fats Domino 2 Amazon A Thing About You Hippodrome 3:22 That Covers That - Vol 1 - deluxe edition Tom Petty 2 Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) Freedy Johnston 4:21 My Favorite Waste Of Time Tom Petty Amazon Walls Glen Campbell 3:31 Meet Glen Campbell Tom Petty Amazon The Best Of Everything Michael Carpenter 4:03 SOOP#1 (Songs Of Other People) Tom Petty iTunes Amazon Wildflowers The Wailin' Jennys 3:42 Wildflowers Tom Petty 3 Amazon The post Coverville 1188: Tom Petty Tribute appeared first on Coverville | The Cover Music Podcast.

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  • January 2010

    · 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. Podcast Transcription You’re going to listen to a text about the Simpsons. Before you listen, here is some vocabulary from the text. careless = descuidado, despreocupado precocious = precoz to suck = chupar pacifier (US) / dummy (UK) = chupete role = papel Now listen to the text The Simpsons are a typical family who live in the fictional "Mid-American" town of Springfield. Homer, the father, works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant - a job which doesn’t really fit his careless, clown-like personality. He’s married to Marge Simpson, a typical American housewife and mother. They have three children: Bart, who is ten years old; Lisa, who is eight years old; and Maggie, a baby who rarely speaks, but communicates by sucking on a pacifier. The family has a dog, Santa's Little Helper, and a cat, Snowball II. Both pets have had starring roles in several episodes. The first Simpsons episode was shown in 1987. Despite the passing of the years and celebrations such as holidays or birthdays, the Simpsons do not physically age and still look the same as they did at the end of the 1980s. Listen to some answers to questions about the text. Try to ask the questions BEFORE you hear them. Ask the questions after the tone. 1. Springfield              Where do the Simpsons live? 2. Homer       What’s the father’s name? 3. At the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Where does Homer work? 4. He’s a safety inspector What does he do? 5. Marge Simpson Who is he married to? What’s his wife’s name? 6. Three How many children do they have? How many children have they got? 7. Bart, Lisa and Maggie. What are the children’s names? 8. He’s 10. How old is Bart? 9. Yes, A dog and a cat. Do they have any pets? 10. Snowball II What’s the cat’s name? 11. In 1987 When was the first Simpsons episode? 12. No, they look the same as they did at the end of the 1980’s. Do the Simpsons physically age? Listen and repeat the questions. Copy the intonation. 1. Where do the Simpsons live? 2. What’s the father’s name? 3. Where does Homer work? 4. What does he do? 5. Who’s he  married to? /What’s his wife’s name? 6. How many children do they have? / How many children have they got? 7. What are the children’s names? 8. How old is Bart? 9. Do they have any pets? 10. What’s the cat’s name? 11. When was the first Simpsons episode? 12. Do the Simpsons physically age? During the interviews on last month’s podcast you heard some adjectives that are used to describe people (nice, lovely, kind, friendly etc.) What are the English adjectives for these Spanish ones? Say the English translation before I do. They are all similar translations. tolerante - tolerant paciente - patient sociable - sociable aventurero/a - adventurous maduro/a - mature sincero/a - sincere decidido/a, resuelto/a -  decisive práctico/a – practical Listen and repeat the adjectives. tolerant patient sociable adventurous mature sincere decisive practical Here are some more adjectives for you to translate. Say the English translation before I do. educado/a - polite                          tacaño/a, malo/a  -  mean egoísta  - selfish perezoso/a - lazy sensible - sensitive sensato/a - sensible malhumorado/a, de humor variable - moody   de fiar, de confianza - reliable  de mal humor, mal genio - bad-tempered alegre - cheerful Listen and repeat: polite mean selfish lazy sensitive sensible moody reliable bad-tempered cheerful Do you know the opposites of the following adjectives? Some have the prefix un- (u-n), for example selfish – unselfish. Some have the prefix in- (i-n), for example intolerant.  Some have the prefix im- (i-m), for example impolite, and some have a different word to make the opposite, for example lazy and hard-working. Try to say the opposite before I do, and then repeat the word to practise pronunciation. reliable - unreliable – repeat - unreliable mature – immature – repeat - immature lazy – hard working – repeat - hard working sincere - insincere – repeat - insincere practical - impractical – repeat - impractical selfish - unselfish – repeat - unselfish sensitive - insensitive – repeat - insensitive patient - impatient – repeat - impatient sociable - unsociable – repeat - unsociable sensible – foolish / silly – repeat - foolish / silly polite - impolite / rude – repeat - impolite / rude decisive - indecisive – repeat - indecisive adventurous - unadventurous – repeat - unadventurous mean – generous – repeat - generous moody – even-tempered – repeat - even-tempered practical - impractical – repeat - impractical tolerant - intolerant – repeat - intolerant cheerful – miserable – repeat - miserable bad-tempered – sweet-tempered, calm – repeat - sweet-tempered, calm Now listen to some sentences and guess the missing adjective from the previous list. Say the adjective after the tone. Thank you so much for lunch in this lovely restaurant. It was very (tone) of you. generous A person who doesn’t like to meet and spend time with other people is (tone) unsociable He’s 43 years old and he behaves like a child. He’s so (tone)  immature I like trekking, skiing, climbing and exploring different countries, but my wife only wants to sit next to a swimming pool all day. She’s so (tone) unadventurous / lazy The opposite of selfish is (tone)  unselfish My sister is always smiling, laughing and in a good mood. I don’t know what makes her so (tone) all the time. cheerful The waiter will bring your dessert in a moment, darling. Don’t be so (tone) impatient It takes me such a long time to make up my mind whenever I go shopping. I’m so (tone) indecisive Don’t believe a word he says. He never tells the truth and he cannot be trusted. He’s so (tone) insincere You left your wallet on the table outside, and went inside the café to go to the toilet! That wasn’t very (tone) was it? I’m not surprised it was stolen. sensible Listen and repeat That’s very generous of you.   Don’t be so unsociable.  He behaves like a child. He’s so immature.  My wife’s so lazy and unadventurous The opposite of selfish is unselfish  My sister is always so cheerful.  Don’t be so impatient darling. I’m so indecisive, I think. No I’m not. Yes, I am! Don’t believe him he’s so insincere.  That wasn’t very sensible was it? That was bloody stupid!      

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  • Ep 248 : LIVE! Guy Montgomery, Chris Wainhouse & Bart Freebairn love the 16/02/17 Letters

    · I Love Green Guide Letters with Steele Saunders

    We love Green Guide Letters about Newton's Law, SBS pronunciation and the repeated use of the word "poo". Plus we check in on The Worst Idea Of All Time and Chris Wainhouse gives us a hilarious insight into prison life.  YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  See Steele Wars, I Love Green Guide Letters & Steele Saunders "The Enthusiast" LIVE. Melbourne International Comedy Festival BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus how to write the ultimate Green Guide Letter, yoga reviews and when the Comedy Film Nerds disagree.  Check out the Ear Buds Documentary. YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus we review Ash’s summer, Stevie Wonder conspiracy theories and “what’s Paris Hilton really like?” YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters   YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. Tweet

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  • Ep 247 : LIVE & LATE Dilruk Jayasinha, Bart Freebairn & Gordon Southern love the 09/02/17 Letters

    · I Love Green Guide Letters with Steele Saunders

    We love Green Guide Letters about Midsomer Murders ridiculousness, not "breaking news" and why fast food advertising isn't real enough. Plus Gordon comes under fire and Steele watches Wonderland.  YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  See Steele Wars, I Love Green Guide Letters & Steele Saunders "The Enthusiast" LIVE. Melbourne International Comedy Festival BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus how to write the ultimate Green Guide Letter, yoga reviews and when the Comedy Film Nerds disagree.  Check out the Ear Buds Documentary. YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus we review Ash’s summer, Stevie Wonder conspiracy theories and “what’s Paris Hilton really like?” YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters   YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. Tweet

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  • Ep 246 : LIVE Wil Anderson, James Fosdike & Peter Jones love the 02/02/17 Letters

    · I Love Green Guide Letters with Steele Saunders

    We love Green Guide Letters about Wil Anderson pils, Tennis advertising, Married at First Sight & ABC FM "drivel". Plus Steele's music taste comes underfire, the many dick drawings of James Fosdike and getting "on the Changy's".  YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  See Steele Wars, I Love Green Guide Letters & Steele Saunders "The Enthusiast" LIVE. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Vote for Steele in the Star Wars Podcast Awards! BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus how to write the ultimate Green Guide Letter, yoga reviews and when the Comedy Film Nerds disagree.  Check out the Ear Buds Documentary. YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus we review Ash’s summer, Stevie Wonder conspiracy theories and “what’s Paris Hilton really like?” YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters   YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK 

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  • Ep 249 : LIVE & LATE Mel Buttle, Tom Ballard & Nath Valvo love the 16/02/17 Letters

    · I Love Green Guide Letters with Steele Saunders

    We love Green Guide Letters about Married At First Sight, Leigh Sales, Newton's Law and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.  Plus Steele's horror AirBNB wake up and that time Tom got heckled live on #QANDA. YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.   DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus how to write the ultimate Green Guide Letter, yoga reviews and when the Comedy Film Nerds disagree.  Check out the Ear Buds Documentary. YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters Plus we review Ash’s summer, Stevie Wonder conspiracy theories and “what’s Paris Hilton really like?” YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters   YOU CAN HELP Steele Wars a sweet 5 star review on iTunes or plug the show on Facebook or Twitter. I really appreciate it.  BECOME A I LOVE GREEN GUIDE LETTERS SUPPORTER! Keep your favourite letters based podcast up and running and listen on demand the growing library of 2 new classic episodes a week, listener Q&A's, exclusive access to the LA Podcast Festival episodes and get first dibs on live show tickets like the upcoming 199 apartment show! Plus get 15% off all merch orders and feel good that you're helping us continue to pump out "great" new episodes of I Love Green Guide Letters! I Love Green Guide Letters Bandcamp page  DOWNLOAD OUR NEW iPHONE APP The easiest way to listen to the podcast is here! WANT TO HEAR COMEDIANS TALK STAR WARS? Being a Star Wars nerd has never been more enjoyable. - Rip It Up Magazine www.SteeleWars.com www.SteeleWars.com/iTunes  GET A FREE AUDIO BOOK & HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! FOR A FREE 1 MONTH AUDIBLE TRIAL AND A FREE AUDIBLE BOOK CLICK www.audibletrial.com/letters. Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. TweetSteele SaundersI Love Green Guide Letters

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  • Character Corner: Green Lanterns Part 1 - The Rise & Fall of Hal Jordan

    · 01:11:15 · MTR Network

     Call this our Green Lantern Teaser. Kriss & Dpalm go over the early years of Green Lantern and the Green Lantern Corps and cover some of the basics you'll need for our massive second (and possibly third) part. This Character Corner basically covers the introduction of the 4 main Green Lanterns of Sector 2814: Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner. The focus is mainly on Hal's rise and fall ending with him becoming Parallax and destroying the Corps. We'll be back at the end of March/April to cover the second part (after detours to talk Wolverine and Iron Fist).   Issues: All American Comics #16 - First Appearance of Alan Scott the first Green Lantern Showcase #22 - First appearance of Silver Age Green Lantern Hal Jordan Green Lantern Vol 2 #7 - 9 - First appearance of Sinestro Green Lantern Vol 2 #59 - First Appearance of Guy Gardner Emerald Dawn I 1- 6 - Retells Hal's origin Emerald Dawn II  1 - 6 - Retells Hal meeting Sinestro & Sinestro being kicked out of the Corp Green Lantern Vol 2 #76 - 89 Hard Travelin Heroes Green Lantern/Green Arrow Issues 85-86 - Speedy is a junkie Issue 87 - First appearance of John Stewart Green Lantern Vol 2 #181 - Hal retires from the Corps Green Lantern Vol 2 #182 - 200 Green Lantern Vol 3 #14 - 17 - John Stewart's Mosaic storyline starts  Green Lantern: Mosaic #1 - 18  - John Stewart becomes the first mortal Guardian Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale - Origin of the Guardians Tales of the Green Lantern Corps 1 - 3 Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual 2 - 3 Emerald Twilight (Green Lantern Vol 3 48 - 50)  Issue 48 - First appearance of Kyle Rayner Issue 50 - Hal Jordan becomes Parallax, destroys the Corp, Kyle gets the last power ring Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews

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  • Solo Jazz - Grant Green, una estrella fugaz - 17/03/17

    · Sólo jazz

    WOOD / MELLIN: My one and only love (5’51”). G. Green. DAVIS: So what (9’49”). G. Green. GREEN: Blues for Lou (4’42”). G. Green. PALMER / WILLIAMS: I've found a new baby (2’55”). Ch. Christian. PATTON: Big John (7’26”). G. Green. CHARLES: This little girl of mine (6’32”). G. Green. YOUNG: Talkin' about J.C. (5’52”). G. Green. ABREU: Tico Tico (7’46”). G. Green. GREEN: Blues for Juanita (7’06”). G. Green. ROLLINS: Oleo (5’41”). G. Green. KLENNER / LEWIS: Just friends (6’38”). G. Green. MIROW / GORDON: Somewhere in the night (8’03”). G. Green. YOUNG / LIVINGSTON: Golden earrings (5’14”). G. Green. YOUNG / LEWIS: Street of dreams (9’05”). G. Green. TRENET: I wish you love (7’21”). G. Green. DIETZ / SCHWARTZ: Alone together (6’56”). G. Green Escuchar audio

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  • June 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 50 (wow! I can't believe we've done 50 podcasts already). This one is recorded for June 2012. Este mes, en el nivel básico practicamos el past continuous y también te cuento sobre un día diaria de un prof del inglés. In the intermediate section, phrasal verbs with TAKE and some grammar revision on The Passive. In the advanced section, some more idioms and some advanced collocations. As usual there's a business English exercise 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.      El 'past continuous' o 'past progressive' se emplea para acciones pasadas en proceso de realización. Es decir, lo que ocurría o estaba ocurriendo en el pasado. Por ejemplo: I was having lunch at 2 o’clock. - Estaba comiendo a las 2. What were you doing when I phoned? - ¿Qué estabas haciendo cuando llamé? They weren’t sitting in the restaurant when we arrived. - No estaban sentado en el restaurante cuando llegamos. Se forma con el pasado del verbo auxiliar to be + el verbo+ing Escucha, I was having lunch - I was (was=el pasado del verbo to be) having (el verbo 'have' + ing) lunch. Repite: lunch - having lunch - I was - I was having lunch. El verbo auxiliar was se dice debilmente. Escucha I was - I was having - I was having lunch. Repite: I was - I was having - I was having lunch. Se puede emplear el past continuous y el past simple juntos. En este caso, el past continuous se usa para la accion más larga y el past simple para la accion más corta. She sent (past simple) me a text message while I was waiting (past continuous) for her. I was having a shower when she arrived. - Estaba duchando cuando ella llegó. Escucha y repite algunos ejemplos del past continuous. I was driving to work. They were talking about football. She was eating a hamburger. The sun was shining. The birds were singing. He was drinking whisky. They were shopping. I was waiting for the bus. Very good! ¡Muy bien! También en el nivel básico este mes hemos estudiado un día en la vida de un profesor del inglés. Tal vez sería más interesante leer sobre un día de un futbolista, un cantante famoso o un actor de Hollywood, pero dicen que hay que escribir sobre lo que sabes, lo que conoces, entonces aquí es un día de mi vida. Escucha.               A Day in the Life of an English Teacher I get up at 7.30 or 8 o'clock and I have breakfast. I usually have cereal for breakfast and a strong cup of coffee. While (mientras) I have breakfast I look at the news and the weather on my phone. At 8.30 I sit down at my desk and start working. I check (revisar, mirar) my email and write messages on Facebook and Twitter. Then I work on my lessons and correct my student's homework. At 11 o'clock I have a coffee break and at 12 I go to the gym for an hour to do some exercise. I have lunch at 2pm and I usually have a short siesta for 15 minutes. I usually have class in the afternoon and I teach until 9.30 or 10 o'clock at night. I always drive to work. My school is only (solo) about 15 or 20 minutes from my flat. I have something to eat when I get home and I watch TV to relax for an hour before I go to bed. Sometimes I read in bed until I fall asleep. Escucha y repite los siguientes frases: I get up at 7.30 I have cereal for breakfast. I look at the news - I look at the weather - I look at the news on my phone. I sit down at my desk. - I sit down - I sit down at my desk I check my email I have a coffee break - have a - have a break - have a coffee break - I have a coffee break I go to the gym I do some exercise - do exercise - do some exercise - I do some exercise I have lunch at 2 - have lunch - I have lunch at 2 I have a siesta I always drive to work I get home at 9 o'clock I have something to eat I watch TV I relax - foranhour - for an hour - foranhour - repeat: foran - foranhour - I relax for an hour I go to bed - goto - go to bed - I go to bed I read in bed I fall asleep ¡Estupendo! - Fantastic!   In the intermediate section this month, we looked at some phrasal verbs with take. For example: take out, take after, take up etc. If you take out a DVD, you rent a DVD. Repeat: Take out a DVD. Shall we take our a dvd? Do you fancy taking out a film tonight? If something takes up your time it occupies your time. What takes up your time? Work takes up a lot of my time. If you have a family, maybe most of your free time is taken up by your children. Repeat: What takes up your time? My children take up my free time. If you are similar to your mum or dad in character, personality or appearance, you can use the phrasal verb to take after. I take after my dad in looks, but I take after my mum in character. I take after her. Repeat: I take after my mum - you take after your dad! To take off means to remove - Repeat: Please take off your shoes. Would you like to take off your coat. To take up means to begin a new pastime or hobby. Repeat: take up -  take up photography. I've taken up photography. When did you take up the piano? If you take something back you return it. I'm taking this back to the shop. Repeat: to take it back - Why don't you take it back? It doesn't work - no funciona. Repeat: It doesn't work, take it back - take it back to the shop and ask for a refund. - Que devuelven el dinero - ask for a refund. Cuidarse a alguien to take care of someone. My sister takes care of my mum. She looks after her - Repeat: to look after - to take of - Can you take care of my dog this weekend? Will you take care of me when I get old? If you don't go to work one day you can say that you took the day off. Repeat: to take the day off - If you're not well, if you're sick you can say I'm off sick - I was off sick last week. Repeat: Can I take the day off tomorrow? - Why don't you take a day off? - I need to take tomorrow afternoon off. To take up can mean to begin a new hobby. It can also mean to make clothes shorter. If your trousers are too long, you take them up. If you a buy a dress that's too long, you can take it up. You can take up sleeves on a jacket (las mangas) repeat: take up the sleeves. Can you take up the sleeves please? - You can get the trousers taken up. If a company takes on more staff it employs more workers. That's not happening much in Europe these days unfortunately, but sometimes companies do take on new people. Repeat: take on more staff. We took on 4 new web designers last month. And finally, if you take to someone you like them. To take to someone - I met a friendly woman yesterday and I took to her immediately. I felt comfortable with her Repeat: I took to him straight away. I took to her immediately. Ok good. Now, we also revised some passive grammar in the form of FCE transformation exercises. So, I'll say the active sentence and I want you to say the same sentence, in the passive, before I do. Then repeat the sentence to practise the pronunciation. Ok? Ready? Here we go. A friend of mine showed us a great new shop. We were shown a great new shop by a friend of mine. They won't allow you to take photos inside. You won't be allowed to take photos inside. They should look into privacy on the Internet. Privacy needs looking into/to be looked into on the Internet. They grow a lot of rice in China. A lot of rice is grown in China. The government took over another bank. Another bank was taken over/has been taken over by the government. My neighbour took care of my plants. My plants were taken care of my neighbour. They say children are becoming more hyperactive. Children are said to be becoming more hyperactive Now, if you’re thinking of taking the Cambridge First Certificate exam, you will need to study at home, in your time, outside of the classroom. We can help you to prepare for this exam with the Mansion Ingles FCE preparation course. El curso lleva 60 horas de prácticas y estudio y ha sido desarrollado por profesores especializados en la formación práctica para la preparación a FCE. For more information, go to mansioningles.com and click the CD icon on the right of the home page. Then click on MansionFirst para ver el contenido del curso. Haz nuestra prueba de nivel de First Certificate to see if you have the level to take the exam. And you can also download course content free to try the course before you buy. If you have any questions about the exam, or about the CD (MansionFirst), just send us an email at mansionteachers@yahoo.es, or ask us a question on our Facebook page. 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, what's the English idiom for Nunca llueve a gusto de todos. - I'll give you a clue. It has the word meat in it. And the word poison. Any idea? No? One man's.....meat is another man's poison. What about, Un loco hace cien. Some thing to do with apples.......in a barrel -  “One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel” - “One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel” What was the translation of “Penny wise, pound foolish.” - Lo barato sale caro. My grandmother used to say that a lot. Penny wise (wise es sabio), pound foolish (a fool es un tonto/a and foolish is the adjective). - “Penny wise, pound foolish.” Hablando del rey de Roma...y éste que se asoma. - We don't use the King od Rome in this idiom, we use the devil. "Speak of the Devil - Speak of the Devil (and he's sure to appear)." - Actually, I probably wouldn't say the last bit, just "speak of the devil". Imagine you're speaking about someone (behind their back, perhaps) and suddenly they're right there in front of you. Ah look who it is! Speak of the devil! Nadie esta contento con su suerte. - Do you remember this one? Something about grass being green - “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” - That's one of my favourite idioms actually. I think many of us take the things we have  for granted. to take for granted - dar por sentado - Yes we take things for granted. we take our health for granted we take our family and our friends for granted sometimes, we don't really value and appreciate the things we have and the grass often looks greener on the other side of the fence. Out neighbour's car is better than ours. His job is better paid,  and it must be better to live in the US than in Spain.....not necessarily! Our final idiom is No se sabe si algo es bueno hasta que se lo pone a prueba - the English love their desserts, cakes, biscuits and sweets. This idiom had a pudding in it “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” To prove the pudding is good you have to eat it - to taste it - "The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” - In the business world that would be something like "Try before you buy". Now listen and repeat the idioms: One man's meat is another man's poison. One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel Penny wise, pound foolish. Speak of the Devil (and he's sure to appear). The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Also in the advanced section of this months newsletter we looked at some vocabulary collocation. To bring up to date means actualizar algo. Have you brought the new manager up to date? Can you bring me up to date on what you've been doing? up to date - al día - to keep up to date is mantenerse al día o mantenerse actualizado - repeat: Please keep me up to date - keep the data base up to date. pay someone a compliment sounds strange because pay means pagar - pay with money? no (it's a strong collocation) - the words pay and compliment like to go together - to pay a compliment means give a compliment. She paid me a lovely compliment the other day. If you give something priority you prioritize it (priorizar) - Repeat: priority - give this priority - give this top priority. We need to give this project top priority. To be able to put people at their ease is a wonderful quality to have. If you put someone at their ease, maybe they're nervous or tense and you calm them down. you make them feel comfortable. The dentist put me at my ease as soon as I sat in the chair. I was nervous before the interview, but the director cracked a few bad jokes and put me at my ease. If you put something down to experience you decide that instead of being angry or upset about something bad that you have done or that has happened, you will learn from it.  'I'm so ashamed. I let him take advantage of me.' 'Don't be so hard on yourself. Just put it down to experience.' In the Business English section, we looked at some business English vocabulary. To make a fortune means to make a lot of money - una fortuna Repeat: to make a fortune. He make a fortune on the stock market. Another way of saying "he was fired" is "he was shown the door." Do you remember the expression "We're letting you go" That's a soft, gentle way of giving bad news - "We're firing you" or "You've got the sack" - are both direct and maybe brutal ways of breaking the news. To be shown the door is a not very nice way to say the same thing. He was a really bad salesman and eventually they showed him the door. This is the door - use it! A company that is quite new is often called a start-up, or a start-up company, and it's very common in the hi tech world of the internet, web design, mobile devices, social media and new media. - a start-up. If a person stands in for someone, they do that person's job on a temporary basis until that person comes back to work. For example. your secretary is pregnant and goes on maternity leave for 6 months. Maybe you bring a temporary secretary from a different department to stand in for her. Repeat: to stand in - to stand in for someone - She's standing in for Maria who is on holiday at the moment. I have to stand in for my wife and make lunch today, so we'll stop there for now. Remeber 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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  • November 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 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 to all of you and welcome to Mansión Inglés podcast number 43, recorded for November 2011. Taking your English to the next level. En el nivel básico este mes hemos practicado los verbos en el presente. Vamos a comprobar el significado de los verbos. ¿Cómo se dice fumar en inglés? – to smoke. Do you smoke? Repite: Do you smoke? I smoke, she smokes, he…smokes. He smokes 2 packs a day. – 2 paquetes al día. Repite: He smokes 2 packs a day. ¿Cómo se dice trabajar? – to work. I work, you work, he….works, she?....works. She works hard –trabaja duro – Repite: She works hard - she works in a café – Repite: - she works in a café - she works at home. ¿Qué es el verbo beber en ingles? – to drink – He drinks a lot of beer. Repite: He drinks a lot of beer. I don’t drink wine – I don’t drink tea or coffee – Do you drink tea?  ¿Cómo se dice “Ir al cine” en ingles?: go to the cinema. Go to – go to - go to work – Repite:  go to work - go to school – go to university – El pasado de go es…. went – I went to New York - I went to New York last year - Repite:   I went to New York last year – We went to Paris on Holiday. Where did you go last weekend? – Last weekend – go last weekend - Where did you go last weekend?  Escuchar en ingles es: to listen. No olvides que normalmente listen lleva la preposición ‘to’. I listen to music every day. Repite:  I listen to music every day.  Do you listen to the BBC? You should listen to your mum. – Un significado del verbo tener es have. – I have - I have a new car. El uso de ‘got' - `I've got a new car' está mucho más extendido en el inglés británico que en el inglés americano. Los americanos prefieren la forma `I have’. Entonces,  “I’ve got” en el ingles británico, “I have” en el ingles americano. Repite: I have a new car' – I have, you have, we have, he….has, she….has, it…..has, they….have. They have five children – Repite: They have five children or They’ve got five children. Repite: They’ve got five children. - They’ve got five children. El verbo To watch es mirar o ver – Watch me! – mirame – repite: Watch me! - My mum watches TV in the morning. Fichate en la pronunciación de la tercera persona he watches, she watches - Repite: he watches – he watches TV - she watches - she watches - she watches TV in the morning. ¿Cómo se dice leer en ingles? – to read – I read photography magazines. Repite: I read photography magazines. – magazines = revistas - I can’t read French. Repite: I can’t read French. - Do you read newspapers? Repite: Do you read newspapers? El verbo vivir es to live. Where do you live? Repite: Where do you live?  - I live in Valencia. My family lives in Spain. Very good! - ¡Muy bién! También hemos practicado him, her, it and them. Listen and repeat - Escucha y repite: Do you like Swimming?   Yes, I love it. What do you think of Lady Gaga?  I don’t like her Do I like chocolate cookies? Yes I love them What do I think about golf? I hate it Monday mornings?  I hate them Do you like shopping for clothes? Yes, I love it Do you like Colin Farrell? Yes, I really like him What’s your opinion of classical music? I don’t really like it What do you think about cats? I don’t like them Do I like getting up early? I don’t mind it Do you like horror films? No, I hate them Jennifer Lopez? I love her Escucha de nuevo y contesta las preguntas usando him, her, it o them. Do you like Swimming?   What do you think of Lady Gaga?  Do you like chocolate cookies? What do you think about golf? Do you like Monday mornings?  Do you like shopping for clothes? Do you like Colin Farrell? What’s your opinion of classical music? What do you think about cats? Do you like getting up early? Do you like horror films? Do you like Jennifer Lopez? Great! – Now, moving on to our intermediate section this month we looked at Comparatives and Superlatives But before that I want to talk to you about our PACK COMPLETO. The Mansion Ingles Pack ahorro complete. It’s a special offer of ALL of our cds at a great price. All 9 Mansion Ingles cds. There’s a business English cd, a cd for the Cambridge FCE exam. There’s Mansion Travel and many more. 9 cds 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. For more details, and to order the cds, just click the cd icon on the right side of the home page at mansioningles.com. Ok, back to the English and comparatives and superlatives. Superlatives have the definite article the in front of them. For example: The fastest – lo más rápido - The fastest - the oldest, the smallest, the most expensive. If the word is quite long, say 3 syllables or more, use most and least (most=más y least= menos). The most expensive, the least attractive. If the word is short, add –est: The smallest, the nicest, the ugliest etc. Listen and repeat: I like you the most. – This is the worst coffee I’ve ever tasted – My phone was cheaper than yours. – Which is the best Beatles song? – Where’s the nearest supermarket? – This jacket is much warmer – He’s the most intelligent person I know. – He’s funnier than you – iPhones are more expensive than Nokia phones. – Of all the cities in the UK, I like Birmingham the least. – I’m better at art than science. Great! – Ok, now let’s look at some confusing vocabulary. First the differerence between to meet and to know because in Spanish it’s the same verb – conocer – Como se dice “Me algro a conocerte” en inglés – Nice to meet you. Repeat: Nice to meet you. – Use the verb to meet when it’s the first time you meet someone. – la primera vez – the first time. After the first time, after the introduction, you know the person.- Lo conoces – you know them -  Here are two examples: I met Maria last July – I’ve known her for 4 months. Repeat: When did you meet her? How long have you known her? Another confusing pair of words is to lend and to borrow. You lend TO someone and borrow FROM someone. So, the bank lends you money. You borrow money from the bank. Repeat: Can I borrow your pen? - Can you lend me your pen? David lent me his camera. – I borrowed this camera from David. Next are the two verbs to listen and to hear. As I said at the beginning of the podcast, listen is often followed by to. Repeat: listen to music – listen to the news – Listen to this! Listening describes an intentional activity. Lo haces a propósito -  When you are listening, you are actively trying to hear something. But hearing is something that happens without any special effort. You can hear something even when you don't want to hear it and don't try to hear it. Listen: - I listened outside the door, but I couldn't hear what they were saying inside.”   “His story was so long and boring that I stopped listening, until suddenly I heard my name.” The verbs to earn and to win can also be confusing because they can both be translated as ganar in Spanish. Ha ganado la lotería – Repeat: He’s won the lottery – Él gana más que yo – Repeat: He earns more than me. - Do you earn a good living? - ¿Ganas mucho? - Do you earn a good living? To look like means to resemble physically – parecerse a – Repeat: I look like my dad – My sister looks like my mum - Who do you look like? He looks a bit like Tom Cruise. The verbs to wear and to dress can be confusing also. To wear translates as llevar. Repeat: What are you wearing tonight? – He always wears that old brown jacket. – That’s a nice ring you’re wearing. Dress, as a noun, means vestido and to get dressed is vestirse. The phrasal verb to dress up means to dress smartly – ponerse elegante – Repeat: Are you dressing up for the party tomorrow? Do I have to dress up? – fancy dress es un disfraz.   In the advanced section this month we looked at some words that we can use to describe anger. To go berserk means ponerse como un loco. Listen and repeat: I went berserk when I found out. – Why are you going berserk? What happened? Heated and argument like to collocate. If an argument is heated, there are some strong opinions and feelings involved. Repeat: We had a heated argument about politics. Cross C-R-O-S-S means angry, enfadado, enojado. To get cross is enfadarse, enojarse. Repeat. Why are you cross with me? Don’t do that or you’ll make me cross – It makes me so cross – me da rabía – It makes me so cross. How do you say furio en inglés? Rage – R-A-G-E. Rage is violent anger and the expression to fly into a rage means to become very angry. Repeat: My dad flew into a rage. – montó en cólera – He flew into a rage. Why are you in such a rage? – Blind rage is extreme anger – ira ciega - If something is all the rage it’s popular at the moment. Es el ultimo grito – Lady Gaga is all the rage at the moment. If someone blows their top, they lose their temper. To blow one’s top is an informal way of saying to get angry or lose one’s temper. Repeat: He blew his top when he found out.   Ok, let’s see if you remember the idioms from this month’s cuaderno selection. I’ll say an idiom in Spanish and you say the equivalent idiom in English before I do. Then you should repeat the idiom in English to practice pronunciation. Ok, ready? So, “Quien la hace, la paga.” - “What goes around comes around.” “Yo tengo una tía que toca la guitarra.” - “What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?” “Mas de un cocinero, se echa a perder el quiso” - “Too many cooks spoil the broth." “La ausencia es al amor lo que el aire al fuego”, o “Apaga el pequeño y aviva el grande" - “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “Con un cambio de actividad se renuevan las energias.” - “A change is as good as a rest.” “A los tontos no les dura el dinero.” - “A fool and his money are soon parted.”  “Las palabras se las lleva el viento.” - “Actions speak louder than words.” “Mucho ruido y pocas nueces.” - “All mouth and no trousers.” (I’m sorry about my bad Spanish pronunciation!)   In the Business English section this month we looked at ways of changing arrangements and appointments. Listen and repeat the expressions. I’m sorry, I can’t make it. – Can you make it tomorrow? Does Thursday afternoon work for you? Does it suit you? Yes it works for me – Si, esto esta bien - Yes it works for me - Yes, that works. I afraid I’m completely snowed under at the moment. – to be snowed under – I can’t make it I’m sorry. I’m really snowed under. – I’m too busy – I’m snowed under. I’ll get back in touch next week. – Can we get back in touch soon? – Let’s stay in touch – Don’t lose touch, will you? Let’s leave it open for now – Can we leave it open? I think we should leave it open until next month. How about – How about discussing it at lunch? – How about meeting next Wednesday? – How about having lunch tomorrow? – How about going for a drink after work? Something’s come up - I’m really sorry, but something’s come up – to come up – sugir – something came up during the meeting – Has something come up? To put it off - Can we put it off until Tuesday? The phrasal verb to put off means postpone or delay – aplazar – They’ve put off launching the new product. - Han aplazado el lanzamiento del nuevo producto. Repeat: Can we put off the meeting? – Can we put the meeting off? – Do you mind putting off the meeting until next week? Well, that’s it for this month. Thanks to all of you for listening. And, 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. Until next month then, take care, keep practising and taking your English to the next level! Bye! Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de noviemre 2010 aquí: http://www.cuadernodeingles.com/cuaderno_mes/versionweb_mesesanteriores/cuaderno_11_nov.htm Puedes ver 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   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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  • 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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  • 313: Tom Corley | Rich Habits

    · The Art of Charm | Confidence | Relationship & Dat

    "One of the reasons they call it 'the secret to success' is that people don't even understand that their habits are the cause of their wealth or poverty." - Tom Corley The Cheat Sheet: A goal is only a goal if it has these two things: what are they? (4:50) Is wealth really as simple as working harder and working more? (17:05) Consistency: why it's so important (22:50) For 30 minutes every day, the rich do this: what is it? (34:05) The best strategy to network with the rich, even if you are average or poor. (35:20) What is opportunity luck? (38:40) And so much more... Have you wondered what separates the rich from the not-rich? Is it luck or some closely-guarded secret?  Or do the wealthy simply do things differently every day? Are there rich habits and are there poor habits? Our guest for episode 313, Tom Corley, has done extensive research and written a book on the subject. He says there are habits that separate the rich from the poor. In this show, Tom and I talk about what those rich habits are, how we can change them, how to network with the wealthy, whatever size your bank account...and so much more! Try Squarespace for free and help support The Art of Charm! More About This Show: Tom Corly is a CPA by trade who spent 5 years interviewing 233 rich people and 120 poor people. He analyzed that data over a 16 month period and came up with some startling revelations: there is no "secret" to getting wealthy, there are simply daily habits the rich engage in and daily habits that poor people do too. And the two sets of habits are miles apart. With the data he gathered and the insights he uncovered from his study, Tom wrote the book Rich Habits and launched his Rich Habits web site. On the show today, he shares some of the material in the book as well as his personal story of being wealthy as a child, losing it all and the impact that experience had on him. When Tom was 9, his family was running a business that had made them very wealthy. They were worth $4-$5 million dollars (quite a lot back then), until a fire took all of that overnight. Tom's family struggled to rebuild and he had to put himself through college. He worked nights as a janitor, and went to school during the day. All the while that painful loss from his childhood acting as a thorn in his side, urging him on. That loss would play a factor in why he undertook his 5 years of research and later published his first book. But the tipping point that pushed him over the edge was when a wealthy client of his came to him for help. The man was losing his business, everything he had worked for and he had no idea what he was doing wrong. He asked Tom for help. There wasn't much Tom could for him and he had no advice to give. All of his clients were already wealthy when they joined his company so he had never watched them grow and amass their fortunes. So Tom began to look for resources for his floundering client; Tom wanted to understand what the rich did differently on a daily basis. Not finding any books or other sources on the topic, Tom saw the opportunity to fill a gap in the marketplace and his Rich Habits brand was born. On this episode, Tom and I talk about those rich habits and what they are. Did you know 79% of rich people watch under an hour of TV a day? Instead, they are out hustling: they are volunteering at charitable organizations, teaching, speaking or networking several nights a week. And all of those activities are focused on getting them to their next goal or dream. But Tom admits it goes deeper than simply working harder and doing more. Rich habits are also built by our belief systems, or mini computer programs as Tom calls them. In fact, beliefs might be the "secret" to what's holding you back if you aren't wealthy. The good news is you can change those beliefs. It's a matter of awareness, and then creating a new habit to replace the old, negative one that is holding you back. And consistently doing so over a period of time, Tom recommends 18-254 days to create a new habit. There's plenty more of those nuggets in this episode! Tom was an awesome guest who provides insightful how-tos on building your rich habits every day, networking with the wealthy on your way to the top and creating something he calls opportunity luck. Have a listen and then starting shifting those daily habits into rich habits!  We'll see you next time. THANKS TOM! If you enjoyed this session of the Art of Charm Podcast, let Tom know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter: Click here to thank Tom on Twitter! Resources from this episode: Tom's web siteTom's booksTom on TwitterHow The Rich Spend Their Time, Tom's blog post Try Squarespace (free) and support our supporters!   You'll also like:-The Art of Charm Toolbox-Best of The Art of Charm Podcast   HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!   If you dug this episode, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review!  This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there.   Ways to subscribe to The Art of Charm   Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher   FEEDBACK + PROMOTION   Hit us up with your comments and guest suggestions. We read EVERYTHING.   Download the FREE AoC app for iPhone Email jordanh@theartofcharm.com Give us a call at 888.413.7177   Stay Charming!

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  • Character Corner: Green Lanterns Part 3 - War of Light, Blackest Night & More

    · 01:37:08 · MTR Network

      We're finally ready to finish off the Green Lanterns. We continue with the rest of Geoff John's run through the War of Light, Blackest Night, Brightest Day all the way through New 52 and the DC Rebirth. We talk about some of the issues that happen with this run where it just starts to get to be too much. But there is also a lot of good that comes from it (the additional Corps along the color spectrum, a conclusion on Sinestro's run and the introduction of Simon Baz). Outside of Johns, we talk about how good the Green Lantern Corps book is and how it does a great job on telling stories outside of the Earth Lanterns.  There's a lot to read here. We list the major books we read but also include links to the entire reading order for storylines like Blackest Night. Issues: War of Light Green Lantern #29 - 35 Secret Origin  Green Lantern Corps #20-26 - Ring Quest Rage of the Red Lanterns Agent Orange (Green Lantern #39-42) Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire Blackest Night Entire Blackest Night Reading Order (Includes non-GL books) Brightest Day War of the Green Lanterns Green Lantern #1-6 (Start of New 52) Ring Bearer New Guardians Rise of the Third Army Green Lantern #13-16 Green Lantern Corps #13-16 New Guardians #13-16 Red Lanterns #13-16 Green Lantern Corps Annual #1 Wrath of the 1st Lantern DC Rebirth Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Green Lanterns  Geoff Johns Omnibus - Get the entire Geoff Johns GL run in 3 volumes Volume 1 Volume 2 - Green Lantern Rebirth - Wrath of the First Lantern Volume 3 Sponsors: Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @InsanityReport ,@Dpalm66, @TheMTRNetwork

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  • TAP003: Hydraulics

    · The A320 Podcast

    This week we take a look at the hydraulic systems we have on board and the best way to remember them. The basics - The A320 has 3 independent, hydraulic systems. Green, Blue and Yellow. Each system has its own hydraulic fluid reservoir and all three of these reservoirs are automatically pressurised by bleed air from engine 1. If the bleed pressure is too low from engine 1, the system will automatically take air from the cross bleed duct.  The systems normally operate at around 3000psi A power transfer unit, commonly referred to as the PTU, enables the yellow system to pressurize the green system and vice versa. This allows the green system to be pressurised by the yellow system when no engines are running via the yellow electric pump. The power transfer unit comes into action automatically when the differential pressure between the green and the yellow systems is greater than 500 psi. The PTU does not transfer actual fluid between the green and yellow system, it can only transfer power. The green system controls BOTH slats and flaps, the blue controls slats and the yellow flaps. Reversers – green on the left controls Rev Eng 1 and yellow on the right controls Rev Eng 2. Flight controls – the Rudder is nice and easy to remember as all 3 systems can power the rudder. The elevator is similar again, the green system on the left controls the left elevator and the yellow system on the right controls the right elevator. The blue system can control both as a backup. The ailerons buck the trend a little, the green and blue systems can power both. Blue is primary on the left aileron and green is primary on the right. Ground Spoilers/Speed brake – This system uses all 3 hydraulic systems so at least 1 panel would be available in a dual hydraulics failure situation. There are 5 panels on each wing. Andy's way to remember - panel 1 and 5, the two outer panels are powered by the green system, then the next 2 in, 2 and 4, are powered by the yellow system leaving a solitary panel 3 to be powered by the blue system. Matt's way to remember (including ailerons) - Going from wing root to wing tip, GYBYG GB Yaw Damper – follows a similar pattern, Yaw damper 1 on the left green system and yaw damper 2 on the right yellow system. Landing gear is only powered by the green system. Normal braking is also on the green. Andy's way to remember is G for GOOD brakes. The alternate braking is on the Yellow system as well as the parking brake. Nose wheel steering is on the green system BUT some older aircraft had it on the yellow system so check your aircraft.   Links & Resources  Diagrams by Pierre-Michel Gasser - http://pmgasser.ch/   Matt's diagram for remembering the hydraulic systems      

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  • SPOOKTACULAR IV: BROTHER VS BROTHER

    · 03:26:11 · Travis Bickle On The Riviera

    We have been talking about doing a Ridley Scott vs Tony Scott special since the earliest episodes of the show, and we're finally doing it now for this year's Halloween special. And due to the scope of the thing, it's longer than Steven Wright reading the unexpurgated bible aloud to DJ Screw. Today's show is part 1, please check out part 2 available this Friday. Here are career retrospective video interviews with Tony and Ridley Scott, please check these out. They've informed how we talk about each director going into the show.   THE SEGMENTS On this special episode your hosts Alternate Memphis Mafia Timeline Sean Witzke and Tucker Sayonara Stone are joined by the voice talents of: 0:00:00 - 3:26:09 - Roundtable Brother Vs Brother bracket, featuring 32 movies from the brothers with our brothers in arms Devil Brothers and Wet Donut In Aliens. Brothers? Brothers.  0:13:06 - 0:42:55 - The Duellists and The Hunger with John Keogh's 's Shadow Burned Into a Wall. 1:06:22 - 1:55:15 - The Counselor and Prometheus with Mater SuSarahia. 2:09:09 - 2:30:48 - Days of Thunder with Spawn of Mork. THE GUESTS   Morgan Jeske's latest comic is ●●●● Vol. I and it can be purchased here. He is also the co-host of this show, dummy.  David Brothers is the host of the Image Comics podcast The I Word, and hosted more panels at comic conventions this year than any human ought to.  John Keogh's webcomic is The Pillars of Fear, read it and taste the chain. He is also co-runner of SCRENSHOS. Sarah Horrocks is co-host of the Trash Twins podcast with Katie Skelly (Sean edits that), and you can read her latest comic, The Leopard, here.  John Schork's writing can be read at Village Machine.  THE MOVIES The films of Tony Scott The Hunger (1983), starring David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Catharine Denueve, Cliff De Young, Beth Ehlers, and Dan Hedeya. Written by Ian Davis, Michael Thomas, and Whitley Streiber. Music by Danny Jaeger and Michael Rubini. Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt. Editing by Pamela Power. Production design by Brian Morris. Costume design by Milena Canonero. Special makeup effects by Dick Smith.  Top Gun (1986), starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerrrit, Michael Ironsides, and John Stockwell. Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. Music by Harold Faltermeyer. Cinematography by Jeffrey Kimball. Editing by Chris Lebenzon and Billy Weber.  Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987), starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jurgen Pronchow, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Brigitte Neilsen, Allen Garfield, Dean Stockwell, Paul Reiser, Gilbert R. Hill, Chris Rock, and Paul Guilfoyle. Written by Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren, David Giler, and Dennis Klein. Music by Harold Faltermeyer. Cinematography by Jeffrey Kimball.  Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick, and Billy Weber. Revenge (1990), starring Kevin Costner, Madeline Stowe, Anthony Quinn, Tomas Milian, Sally Kirkland, Miguel Ferrer, and John Leguizamo. Written by Jim Harrison and Jeffrey Fiskin. Music by Jack Nitzsche. Cinematography by Jeffrey Kimball. Editing by Chris Lebenzon and Michael Tronick.  Days of Thunder (1990), starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, John C. Reilly, Fred Thompson, and Michael Rooker. Written by Robert Towne. Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick, Robert C Jones, Bert Lovitz, Stuart Waks, and Billy Weber. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Ward Russell.  The Last Boy Scout (1991), starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Taylor Negron, Danielle Harris, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Halle Berry, Kim Coates, and Bruce McGill. Written by Shane Black and Greg Hicks. Music by Michael Kamen. Editing by Stuart Baird, Mark Helfrich, and Mark Goldblatt. Cinematography by Ward Russell.  True Romance (1993), starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Sam Jackson, Bronson Pinchot, Chris Penn, Michael Rappaport, Saul Rubinek, James Gandolfini, Victor Argo, Kevin Corrigan, Paul Ben-Victor, and Ed Lauter. Written by Quentin Tarantino. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Jeffrey Kimball. Editing by Michael Tronick and Christian Wagner.  Crimson Tide (1995), starring Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, Viggo Mortensen, George Dzundza, Jason Robards, and James Gandolfini. Written by Michael Schiffer and Quentin Tarantino. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Editing by Chris Lebenzon.  The Fan (1996), starring Robert Deniro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, and Benicio Del Toro. Written by Phoef Sutton. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Music by Hans Zimmer. Editing by Claire Simpson and Christian Wagner. Enemy of the State (1998), starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Barry Pepper, Stuart Wilson, Ian Hart, Scott Caan, Jake Busey, Jason Lee, Gabriel Byrne, Dan Butler, Jack Black, Jamie Kennedy, Seth Green, Anna Gunn, Tom Sizemore, and Jason Robards. Written by David Marconi. Music by Harry Gregson Williams and Trevor Williams. Cinematography by Daniel Mendel. Editing by Chris Lebenzon.  Spy Game (2001), starring Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Catharine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, David Hemmings, Benedict Wong, and Charlotte Rampling. Written by Michael Frost Beckner and David Arata. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Cinematography by Daniel Mendel. Editing by Christian Wagner.  Man on Fire (2004), starring Denzel Washingston, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Gianini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel Ticotin, and Jesus Ochoa. Written by Brian Hegeland. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Editing by Christian Wagner. Cinematography by Paul Cameron. Domino (2005), starring Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Monique, Mena Suvari, Christopher Walken, Lew Temple, Macy Gray, Jacqueline Bissett, Dabney Coleman, Ian Zering, Brian Austin Green, T.K. Carter, and Lucy Liu. Written by Richard Kelly and Steve Barancik. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Editing by Christian Wagner and William Goldenberg. Cinematography by Daniel Mendel.  Deja Vu (2006), starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Erika Alexander, Elle Fanning, and Bruce Greenwood. Written by Terry Rossio and Bill Marsili. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Cinematography by Paul Cameron. Editing by Chris Lebenzon and Jason Hellman.  Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzman, John Tutturo, and James Gandolfini. Written by Brian Hegeland. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Editing by Chris Lebenzon. Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Unstoppable (2010), starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, TJ Miller, Kevin Dunn. Lew Temple, Kevin Corrigan, and Kevin Chapman. Written by Mark Bomback. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Editing by Chris Lebenzon and Robert Duffy. Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  The films of Ridley Scott The Duellists (1977), starring Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Cristina Raines, Edward Fox, Tom Conti, Stacey Keach and Diana Quick. Written by Gerald Vaughn Hughes, cinematography by Frank Tidy, edited by Pamela Power. Music by Howard Blake.  Alien (1979), starring Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ian Holm. Written by Walter Hill, David Giler, Dan O'Bannon & Ron Shussett. Cinematography by Vanlint. Design work by HR Giger, Moebius, Ron Cobb, Chris Foss, Carlo Rambaldi, Roger Christian, and Michael Seymour. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Editing by Terry Rawlings and Peter Weatherly. Blade Runner (1982), starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy, and James Hong. Music by Vangelis. Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth. Editing by Terry Rawlings and Marsha Nakashima. Design work by Syd Mead and David Synder. Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples.  Legend (1985), starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, and Annabelle Lanyon. Written by William Hjortsburg. Produced by Arnon Milchan. Music by (depending on which cut) Jerry Goldsmith and Tangerine Dream. Cinematography by Alex Thomson. Editing by Terry Rawlings. Design work by Assheton Gordon, Les Dilley, Norman Dorme, Ann Mollo, and Charles Knode. Special Makeup Effects by Rob Bottin.  Someone To Watch Over Me (1987), starring Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach, and John Rubenstein. Written by Howard Franklin. Music by Michael Kamen. Edited by Claire Simpson. Produced by Ridley Scott, Thierry De Ganay, and Harold Schneider.  Black Rain (1989), starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Yusaku Matsuda, Shigero Koyama, Stephen Root, Jun Kumimura, Al Leong, and Luis Guzman. Written by Craig Bolotin and Warren Lewis. Produced by Craig Bolotin, Stanley R. Jaffe, Julie Kirkham, and Sherry Lansing. Edited by Tom Rolf. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Jan De Bont. Production design by Norris Spencer.   Thelma & Louise (1991), starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Brad Pitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Madsen, and Jason Beghe. Written by Callie Khouri. Produced by Ridley Scott and Mimi Polk Gitlin. Music by Hans Zimmer. Editing by Thom Noble. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle. Production Design by Norris Spencer.  1492: The Conquest of Paradise (1992), starring Gerard Depardiu, Armand Assante, Ridley Scot, Fernando Rey, Frank Langella, Tcheky Kayro, Angela Molina, and Arnold Vosloo. Written by Rose Bosch. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle. Music by Vangelis. Production design by Norris Spencer.  White Squall (1996), starring Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, Scott Wolf, Ryan Phillipe, Jeremy Sisto, Balthazar Getty, Zeljko Ivanek, and Ethan Embry. Written by Todd Robinson. Cinematography by Hugh Johnson. Music by Jeff Rona. Editing by Gerry Hambling.  G.I. Jane (1997), starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe, John Michael Higgins, and Morris Chestnut. Written by Danielle Alexandra andDavid Twohy. Cinematography by Hugh Johnson. Edited by Pietro Scalia. Music by Trevor Jones. Production design by Arthur Max.  Gladiator (2000), starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Neilsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Djimon Honsou, David Hemmings, Tommy Flanagan, and Sven Ole Thorson. Written by David Franzioni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. Music by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerard. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max.  Hannibal (2001), starring Anthony Hopkins, Julienne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Zeljko Ivanek, Frankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, and Francesca Niri. Written by David Mamet and Steve Zaillian. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Norris Spencer.  Black Hawk Down (2001), starring Eric Bana, Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Orlando Bloom, Sam Shepard, William Fichtner, Ewan Bremmer, Kim Coates, Hugh Dancey, Ron Eldard, Ioan Grufford, Zeljko Ivanek, Jeremy Piven, and Tom Hardy. Written by Mark Bowden and Ken Nolan. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production Design by Arthur Max.  Matchstick Men (2003), starring Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce McGill, Bruce Altman, and Melora Waters. Written by Nicholas and Ted Griffin. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Editing by Dody Dorn. Production design by Tom Foden.  Kingdom of Heaven (2005), starring Orlando Bloom, Michael Sheen, David Thewlis, Liam Neeson, Eva Green, Edward Norton, Kevin McKidd, Martin Csokas, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Irons, and Ghasan Massoud. Written by William Monahan. Music by Harry Gregson Williams. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Editing by Dody Dorn. Production design by Arthur Max.  A Good Year (2006), starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cottilard, Albert Finney, Freddie Highmore, Rafe Spall, Archie Panjabi, and Richard Coyle. Written by Marc Klein. Music by Martin Streitenfeld. Cinematography by Phillipe Le Sourd. Editing by Dody Dorn and Robb Sullivan. Production design by Sonja Klaus.  American Gangster (2007), starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Chewitel Ejifor, Idris Elba, Josh Brolin, John Hawks, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Rza, Yul Vazquez, Ruby Dee, Carla Gugino, John Ortiz, Joe Morton, T.I., Armand Assante, John Polito, Kevin Corrigan, Norman Reedus, and Anthony Hamilton. Written by Steve Zaillian. Cinematography by Harris Savides. Music by Martin Streitenfeld. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max.  Body of Lies (2008), starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Ali Suliman, and Simon McBurney. Written by William Monahan. Cinematography by Alexander Witt. Music by Martin Streitenfeld. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max.  Robin Hood (2010), starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eiileen Atkins, Mark Addy, Scott Grimes, and Lea Seydoux. Written by Brian Hegeland. Music by Martin Streitenfeld. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Prometheus (2012), starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, and Benedict Wong. Written by John Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. Music by Martin Streitenfeld. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  The Counselor (2013), starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Bruno Ganz, Rosie Perez, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo, Rueben Blades, Edgar Ramirez, Goran Visnjic, and Sam Spruell. Written by Cormac McCarthy. Music by Daniel Pemberton. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Tutturo, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Maria Valverde, and Ben Kingsly. Music by Alberto Iglesias. Editing by Billy Rich. Production design by Arthur Max. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Steve Zaillian, and Jeffrey Caine.  The Martian (2015), starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chewitel Ejifor, and Benedict Wong. Written by Drew Goddard. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Editing by Pietro Scalia. Production design by Arthur Max. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Also discussed on this episode: The Hardy Boys Case Files,  Commando, Nancy Drew, King of New York, The Babysitters Club, Joe Dirt, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Idris Elba, The Open Curtain, Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Cruise, Mimi Rogers, 1984 Apple Commercial, Beyond the Sea, In the Heart of the Sea, James Spader, Kevin Spacey, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Boy and Bicycle, Takashi Miike, Woody Allen, Happiness of the Katakuris, Deadwood, Bad Lieutenant, Bride Wars, Barry Lyndon, Singer Sargent, Bad Timing, Mean Streets, Fingers, Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs, Joseph Conrad, There Will Be Blood, The Prestige, Nashville, The Long Riders, John Woo, Stanley Kubrick, D.A. Pennebaker, the Maysles Brothers, Sade, Bauhaus, Nicolas Roeg, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Performance, xXx, Michael Bay, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Alan Parker, The Wall, Angel Heart, Henry Rollins, Columbo, Blood Simple, To Live and Die In LA, The Loveless, Near Dark, Night Gallery, Alien Vs Predator, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Deniro, Andrew Dice Clay, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Russell Mulcahy, Blue Jasmine, Armageddon, Adrian Lyne, Terrence Malick, John Wayne Gacy, Sunshine, Kristen Wiig on SNL, Marco Polo, Kenny Loggins, Daniel Tiger, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Predator, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Exit Wounds, Michael Jai White, DMX, Steven Seagal, Tom Arnold, Anthony Anderson, Brett Ratner, Audition, Shadow of a Doubt, Wait Until Dark, Paul Thomas Anderson, Aliens, Star Wars, Trauma, Tom Savini, Dario Argento, No Country For Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, Shame, The Long Tomorrow, The Big Sleep, William Faulkner, Tom Cruise, Daniel Craig, Layer Cake, Paycheck, Vanilla, Sky, Steve McQueen, The Getaway, Keanu Reeves, A Most Violent Year, Breaking Bad, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Das Boot, The Cotton Club, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh, Walter Murch's edit of Touch of Evil, Blood Meridian, Moon, HR Giger, Moebius, Ron Cobb, Ingmar Bergman, Luis Bunuel, The Seventh Seal, James Cameron, Dune, Alien 3, Neil Blomkamp, Pacific Rim, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Wally Wood, Short Circuit 2, Chris Cunningham, Sylvester Stallone, Paul Schrader, Rolling Thunder, Inside Llewyn Davis, Fight Club, Monty Python, Show Me A Hero, The Wire, Treme, Steve Zahn, Sicario, Fargo, Justified, Our Brand Is Crisis, Jackie Chan, Thunderbolt, Chinatown, The Terror, J. Edgar, Nashville, The Americans, Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby, Cross of Iron, Tone Loc, Without Limits, Friend of the show Abhay Khosla talking Tony Scott, Oliver and Company, Lethal Weapon, Always Sunny does Lethal Weapon, Richard Donner, Richard Lester, St. Elmos Fire, The Island, Hot Fuzz, Burn After Reading, Django Unchained, Le Mans, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer, Dead Calm, Malice, BMX Bandits, John Romita Jr., The Karate Kid, Transformers 4, Goodfellas, Big, The French Connection, Norman Rockwell, Silence of the Lambs, Silver Surfer, Modesty Blaise, Krazy Kat, Run Silent Run Deep, Apocalypse Now, Bourne Supremacy, Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Walton Goggins in Bourne Identity, United 93, The Conversation, Person of Interest, 24, Numbers, Heat, Mission Impossible, Woodlawn, Ali, Signs, Scarface, Game of Thrones, John Wick, Sergio Corbucci, Virtuosity, The Insider, Romper Stomper, Jax from Mortal Kombat, Traci Lords, Throwing Copper, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Piano, Johnny Suede, Cool World, Career Opportunities, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Garner, Timothy Dalton, The Rocketeer, David Lee Roth, Akira, Wolverine, The Yakuza, Crazy Thunder Road, The November Man, The Cell, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Cecil Taylor, Southland Tales, Grand Theft Auto, and Kenneth Branagh.   Music Delphine Seyrig's introduction of Mr. Freedom. Ladies and Gentlemen, you've been living like pigs. The Simpsons singing "A Chorus Line" from Treehouse of Horror V. Jerry Goldsmith - music from the 2nd Alien trailer. Jamie Lee Curtis - "Prison Introduction" from Escape From New York (our intro, as always). Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead (original single mix)" from The Hunger. Hans Zimmer - "The Steel Plant - part 1" from Black Rain. Tangerine Dream - "Unicorn Theme" from Legend. Hans Zimmer - "Main Title" from Days of Thunder. The Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin" from Days of Thunder. David Bowie - "Starman" from The Martian  COMING UP IN PART TWO: Please come back this Friday to hear part 2 of our Ridley Vs. Tony Halloween special with special guests Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Sloane Leong, Graeme McMillan, and Jeff Lester. 

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  • Character Corner: Green Lanterns Part 2 - Kyle Rayner, Rebirth & Sinestro Corps War

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     We're finally back for Part 2 of our Green Lanterns Character Corner. This time we talk about the aftermath of Hal Jordan destroying the Corps after becoming Parallax. Kyle Rayner becomes the loan Green Lantern for a while and...he's pretty good at it. We also check in on where Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Guy Gardner are and what's going on with them.   Then we get to the Geoff Johns run. First with Green Lantern: Rebirth (the first one from 2004) where Johns brings Hal Jordan back and expands the mythos of Parallax. We cover all the way through the Sinestro Corps War.   We'll be back for a final part that covers the War of Light, Blackest Night and two additional Earth Green Lanterns.   Issues: Emerald Twilight (Green Lantern Vol 3 48 - 50) Issue 48 - First appearance of Kyle Rayner Issue 50 - Hal Jordan becomes Parallax, destroys the Corp, Kyle gets the last power ring Green Lantern Vol 3 Issues 129 - 136 Issue 137 - Terry comes out to Kyle Issues 142 - 150 - The Power of Ion Issues 151 - 155 Green Lantern: Rebirth Green Lantern Vol 4 No Fear (1-6) Revenge of the Green Lanterns (7-12) Wanted Green Lantern Corps Vol 2 Recharge To Be a Lantern Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual 2 - From last time but is important for Sinestro Corps War Green Lantern: Secret Origin Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @InsanityReport & @TheMTRNetwork

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  • July 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 everyone! How are you? It’s good to be back with you again, and thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast, recorded for July 2011. Hemos empezado el cuaderno mensual de julio con los meses del año. No son muy difíciles por que muchos que suenen parecidos al español. Por ejemplo ¿Qué es el mes de November en español? Si, eso es noviembre. ¿and October? – Si, octobre. No olvides que hay que escribir los meses con una mayúscula en inglés. Ahora escucha los meses y repítelos. January February March April May June July August September October November December También hemos practicado un poco de los números ordinales. Fifth – F-I-F-T-H es un número ordinal. Los ordinales en inglés se forman normalmente con sólo añadir la terminación -th. Excepto los tres primeros que son totalmente irregulares. Escucha y repite: First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh Se usan los ordinales en inglés para los días del mes. Repite: The first of May la preposición of se oye muy debil. Escucha y repite: The first of May - The first of May  - The first of May También se dice May the first Repite: The second of June June the second It’s the third of December It’s December the third Se usa el ordinal en los títulos de los reyes. Repite: King Juan Carlos the First Alphonso the Thirteenth Elizabeth the Second King Henry the Eighth También se usa el ordinal en las plantas de los edificios. Repite: I live on the second floor His office is on the third floor Aquí hay más ejemplos. Escucha y repítelos: This is my third job - This is my third job It’s my sister’s thirtieth birthday. Is she your first wife? Is today the fourteenth or the fifteenth? It’s our seventh anniversary tomorrow The expensive shops are on Fifth Avenue Very good! - ¡Muy bien! Ahora escucha y repite las siguiente fechas: The fifth of November, 1998 The second of February, 2005 The twenty-first of September, 2013 The twenty-third of April, 2011 The thirtieth of October, 2015 The twenty-second of May, 1999 The sixth of July, 2007 The first of March, 2014 Si quieres practicar más, hay ejemplos y ejercicios adicionales en la parte de gramática de nuestra página web mansioningles.com. Si prefieres aprende inglés con todo el contenido de nuestra web en un solo cd, incluyendo nuestros 3 cursos de inglés, compra La Mansión en CD por solo 24 Euros. Infórmate en mansioningles.com The words like and as can be confusing for Spanish speakers because they can both be translated to Spanish as como . I work as a waiter. Trabajo como un camerero. They stared at him like he was crazy  - Se quedaron mirándolo como si estuviera loco. In the intermediate section this month, we practised some uses of like and as. Listen and repeat some example sentences.                                         This tastes just like chicken. My sister works as a nurse. Why are you standing there like an idiot? I’m looking or a job, just like you. No, not like that. Do it like this. This looks like gold. It smells like onions. - It smells like onions. It sounds like Britney Spears. I’m tired, as usual. I haven’t got any money, as usual. I do it as a hobby. I love adventure sports like rock climbing and snow boarding. Next we had a look at gerunds and infinitives after verbs.  Es decir, los gerundios y los infinitivos cuando vienen después de los verbos. I’m going to say some verbs and I want you to say ‘gerund’ if the verb is followed by a gerund, and ‘infinitive’ if it’s followed by an infinitive. Let’s see how many you get right. Ready? Ok, an easy one to begin with the verb want – gerund or infinitive? It’s infinitive. I want to go on holiday, I want to see you tomorrow. I want to say I love you. Now, the verb enjoy? Gerund or infinitive? Well, enjoy is followed by a gerund. I enjoy going to parties. I enjoy playing tennis. We all enjoy studying English with Mansión Inglés, for example. Now, what about the verb offer – ofrecer – gerund or infinitive? – infinitive – He offered to give me a lift to the airport. I offered to help her with her presentation. My boss offered to give me a rise in salary. Hmm.. actually I don’t think my boss would ever offer to give me a rise in salary. Hmm…actually, I don’t think my boss would ever offer to give me a rise in salary! Next is the verb to happen – gerund or infinitive? Infinitive again. She happened to be there - dio la casualidad de que estaba ahí. In Spanish, the verb happen can mean pasar or suceder or ocurrir. But when happen is followed by an infinitive, it means por casualidad. - If you happen to see her… - si por casualidad la ves… What about the verb refuse? – negarse or rechazar. Gerund or infinitive? – infinitive. She refused to see me. I refused to accept their offer. Are you refusing to do it? What about mind? Like in the expression Would you mind? Gerund or infinitive? Gerund. Repeat: Would you mind phoning me back this afternoon? Would you mind helping me with this? Also ‘Do you mind..’. Repeat: Do you mind waiting a few minutes? Do you mind going by train? What about the verb hope? Gerund or infinitive? Infinitive. Verbs that are used to speak about the future are usually followed by the infinitive. Repeat: I hope to retire when I’m 55. She hopes to change her car next year. What about remind - recordarle? Remind is followed by the infinitive. Please remind me to phone David tomorrow. Notice that the object pronoun ME is after remind and before the infinitive. Remind me to phone. Repeat: She reminded me to phone her. – She reminded him to go. – They reminded us to buy etc. Next we have the verb to admit. Gerund or infinitive? – gerund. Repeat: He admitted stealing the money – I admitted breaking the TV. Agree? Gerund or infinitive? Infinitive. They agreed to go out for dinner. He’s agreed to lend me his video camera. Suggest in Spanish is sugerir, proponer. Gerund or infinitive? Gerund. He suggested getting a pizza. They suggested leaving around 6 in the morning. The verb to deny – negar – gerund or infinitive? Gerund. He denied making the mistake. She denied having an affair. What about the verb consider? Consider is followed by a gerund. My wife and I are considering buying a house. I considered leaving my job. And promise, to promise – is it followed by a gerund or an infinitive? – infinitive. I promise to phone you next week. Will you promise to always love me? She promised to tell me. The verb to threaten in Spanish is amenazar. Gerund or infinitive? – Infinitive. He threatened to take us to court. She threatened to leave me. Next was the verb to appreciate. Gerund or infinitive? Gerund. Repeat: I really appreciated spending time with you. The verb to warn – W-A-R-N is advertir in Spanish. Gerund or infinitive? – infinitive. I warned you not to see him again. I’m warning you to stay away from her. Afford means permitirse (el lujo) or proporcionar. Gerund or infinitive? – infinitive. I can’t afford to buy a new car. Can we really afford to go on holiday this year? The verb advise? Gerund or infinitive? – Advise is followed by the infinitive. I advise you to make an offer on the flat. Notice that, like the verb to remind, the pronoun is between the verb and the infinitive. Repeat: They advised us to sell. She advised me to go. He advised her not to do it. Our final verb is to help. Is help followed by a gerund or infinitive? – infinitive. I’ll help you to do it. Again, notice the pronoun YOU after the verb and before the infinitive. Repeat: He helped me to do it. She’s helping me to make the video. They helped us to move house. Now, if you’re thinking of taking the Cambridge First Certificate exam, you need to study these gerunds and infinitives. You also need to prepare for the exam using the Mansion Ingles FCE preparation course. El curso lleva 60 horas de prácticas y estudio y ha sido desarrollado por profesores especializados en la formación práctica para la preparación a FCE. For more information, go to mansioningles.com and click the CDs icon on the right of the home page. Click on MansionFirst para ver el contenido del curso. Haz nuestra prueba de nivel de First Certificate to see if you have the level to take the exam. And you can also download course content free to try the course before you buy. In the advanced section this month we looked at some idioms. Let’s see what you can remember. I’m going to say the Spanish idiom in my horrible Spanish accent, and I want you to say the English equivalent in your excellent English accent. And to make it easier to jog your memory (para refrescarte la memoria – to jog your memory) I’ll say a key word that is in the English translation, to help you. Ready? Ok, the first one is “No vendas la piel del oso antes de cazarlo”, or “No vendas la leche antes de comprar la vaca.” – CHICKENS -  “Don't count your chickens before they hatch." Another one: “Dios los hace y ellos se juntan. or Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.” – BIRDS - “Birds of a feather flock together.” Ok? “No hay maestro como carne propia.” -  EXPERIENCE - “Experience is the best teacher.” “No hay mal que por bien no venga.” – CLOUD -  “Every cloud has a silver lining.” “Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando.” – BUSH - "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." “Cuando el río suena, agua lleva.” – SMOKE - “Where there's smoke, there's fire.” “A caballo regalado no se le miran los dientes”  GIFT - "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." “Árbol que nace torcido, jamás su tronco endereza” – DOG - "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." How many did you remember? All of them? Well you can listen to this podcast again to jog your memory. Now, in the business English section we practised the following words and expressions: trade unions, to go on strike, technical support, personnel department, management, go slow, open-planned offices, an overtime ban, head office, office administration and industrial action. I’m going to read the text from the monthly newsletter, el cuaderno mensual,  and I want you to guess a word when I pause. Now, this is quite difficult so you may want to do the gap fill exercise in the newsletter before you listen, or just listen to the text two or three times. Try to remember the vocabulary and repeat it after me. Ready? Try to guess the word. Here we go! In the Office The people who work for a company are its employees or personnel. Other names include staff, workforce and workers. The word for the group of people organising and leading the company is the management. The most important office of a company or organization is called its head office. Some managers have their own individual offices, but in many businesses most employees work in large areas where people work together, called open-planned offices. Office administration (or admin) is the everyday work that supports a company’s activities and it is often done by administration staff or support staff. For example, those giving technical help to buyers of the company’s products are in technical support. Labour unions (in Spanish sindicatos) are organizations defending the rights and interests of the workers. In British English, they are called trade unions. When workers are not happy with pay or conditions, they may take industrial action. If the workers walk out of their workplace and stop working for a time (hacer una huelga), they go on strike. Workers may decide not to go on strike, but instead to continue to work, but slower than usual, they have a go slow.  Another kind of industrial action is where workers refuse to work more than the normal agreed number of hours that appear in their contract. This is called an overtime ban, Larger organizations have what is called a human resources department, or HRD. This department deals with pay, recruitment etc. Another name for this department is the personnel department. Well, that’s it for this week. 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 ever growing community of 13,000 or so fans. Or send an email to mansionteachers@yahoo.es. And you can also follow us on Twitter. Our Twitter name is MansionTwit. You can sign up for our cuaderno mensual and see all the previous newsletters and podcasts by clicking on the link on the Mansion Ingles home page. Until next month then, take care and keep practising English! Bye! Puedes ver el cuaderno mensual de julio aquí.  Puedes ver todos los cuadernos anteriores aquí  Puedes recibir gratis nuestro Cuaderno mensual de Inglés aquí.    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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  • April 2010

    · 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. Podcast Transcription  Hi and welcome to another Mansión Inglés podcast from mansióninglés.com, recorded for April 2010. Thank you for all your positive feedback and comments on last month’s newsletter. Gracias por sus amables palabras sobre el cuaderno del mes pasado. Especialmente en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres seguirnos y participar en la página, busca La Mansión del Inglés desde tu cuenta de Facebook.   OK, let’s practise some irregular verbs. Vamos a practicar algunos verbos irregulares en inglés.   Cuando hablo Español, es muy difícil para mi saber cuando hay que decir el verbo ser o estar. En inglés es más fácil porque solo hay un verbo. Es el verbo to be. Escucha y repite: be – was/were – been El verbo golpear is to beat – beat – beat – beaten El verbo llegar a ser is  to become - become – became – became Empezar to begin – begin - began – begun Morder bite – bite - bit – bitten El verbo soplar blow - blow – blew – blown El verbo romper is to break - break – broke – broken Traer/llevar is to bring - bring – brought – brought Edificar is to build - build – built – built Quemar is to burn. There are two possible forms for the past and participle of burn. Hay dos formas posibles – burnt – BURNT or burned – BURNED. Repeat: to burn – burn - burnt / burned - burnt / burned   Ahora escucha de nuevo y intenta decir el segundo y tercero forma del verbo antes que lo digo yo.   be –                                 was / were – been beat –                              beat – beaten become –                         became – became begin –                             began – begun bite –                               bit – bitten blow –                              blew – blown break –                            broke – broken bring –                             brought – brought build –                              built – built burn –                              burnt / burned – burnt / burned       Now let’s practise some idioms. Idioms are spoken or written sentences where the meaning is not always obvious from the individual words used.   For example, My hands are tied means I have no choice. I can’t help you my hands are tied. Repeat: I’m sorry, my hands are tied. Tied – atado - to tie. Repeat: I’m sorry, my hands are tied. I’m afraid my hands are tied.   Hold your horses means that you are doing something too fast and they would like you to slow down. Hold your horses, will you! Just wait a minute. Repeat: Wait a minute, just hold your horses.   If you swallow your pride, you admit that you have been wrong about something or someone. You accept that you have to do something that is embarrassing. Swallow means tragar in Spanish and pride is orgullo. Repeat: Swallow your pride and apologise to her. I had to swallow my pride.   People who burn the candle at both ends work all hours of the day and night. They get little sleep or rest because they are busy until late every night and then get up early every morning. Repeat: She's burning the candle at both ends studying for her exams.   If something fishy is going on, then something suspicious is happening. If something is going on, algo esta pasando What’s going on? ¿Qué ocurre? Fishy can mean suspicious. For example: There are strange noises coming from David’s bedroom. Something fishy’s going on in there. Repeat: There’s something very fishy going on.   If someone is a dark horse, they are secretive and might surprise you. Like a dark horse in a horse race. Repeat: She’s a dark horse that one!   If you kill two birds with one stone you do two things at once. To kill is matar and a stone is una piedra.I saw some friends when I was in Madrid visiting my parents. I killed two birds with one stone. Repeat: I killed two birds with one stone.   A can of worms is a situation which causes a lot of trouble for you when you start to deal with it. A can is una lata and worms are gusanos. So, if you open up a can of worms, you cause a lot of trouble for yourself. Repeat: If you do that, you open up a can of worms. You’re opening a can of worms, you know.   If you let the cat out of the bag, pones en el aire lo que esta escondido. You reveal a secret or a surprise by accident. I was trying to keep the party a secret, but Sarah went and let the cat out of the bag. Repeat: Don’t say anything. Don’t tell anyone. Don’t let the cat out of the bag.   If someone looks like a million dollars, they look fantastic. Wow! I love that dress, you look like a million dollars. Repeat: You look like a million dollars. It’s officially spring now - estamos ya en la primavera oficialmente - and maybe you’re starting to think about your holidays. I know I am. So, let’s practise some holiday vocabulary.   When you travel by ship and stop at different places you go on a cruise. C-R-U-I-S-E. Be careful of the pronunciation. Listen: cruise, like Tom Cruise. Repeat: cruise. I’m going on a cruise. Notice the expression to go on. We go on holiday, we go on a trip, on a business trip. Repeat: I’m going on a trip to Barcelona. When are you going on your Mediterranean cruise? How often do you go on business trips?   Going on a trip is when you go somewhere, stay there and come back (on business or on holiday). It’s probably more common to say “go on a trip” than “travel”. Trip is a countable noun, travel is uncountable. “I went on a trip to Paris” – no se dice XI went on a travelX)   When you travel by plane you take a flight. Flight is a noun. The verb is to fly. Repeat: What time’s your flight? Did you find a cheap flight? Who are you flying with?   A tour is when you visit several places following an organised plan. Last year we went to Egypt on a package tour. A package tour is when the flights, hotels, transportation etc are included in the price.   When you travel a long way by sea, or in space, it’s called a voyage. “They embarked on a voyage across the sea.” – se fueron de viaje por mar.   When you travel from place to place by road, train etc. you go on a journey. Un viaje en train is a train journey. How long is the journey from Barcelona to Valencia? Repeat: How long is the journey from Barcelona to Valencia? Is it a long journey?   Now listen to, and repeat, the following holiday collocations:   Sea - deep blue sea, calm sea, cold sea, rough sea (a rough sea is agitado, picado the opposite of a rough sea is a calm sea)   tour - coach tour, sightseeing tour, package tour , guided tour (if you go sightseeing, haces turismo. – I went sightseeing in Paris. The sights are the famous and interesting things in a city. What are the sights in Paris? The Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysees. To see them is to go sightseeing. Repeat: go sightseeing. I went sightseeing in London. I saw all the sights. What are the sights in London? What’s the name of that big clock? Big Ben. What’s the name of that famous department store where the Queen goes shopping? Harrods. What’s the name of that big house where the Queen lives? Buckingham Palace. Where do David and Victoria Beckham live? Beckingham Palace!   holiday - summer holiday, package holiday, beach holiday, adventure holiday   trip coach trip (what’s the difference between coach and bus? A coach is usually for longer journeys, maybe from one city to another city. A bus is for travelling inside a city, for shorter journeys. A coach is usually more comfortable than a bus.) Repeat: We’re going on a coach trip. It’s cheaper to take a coach than a train, boat trip – a boat trip on the River Thames, day trip, business trip   resort (a resort is un centro turístico) - holiday resort, tourist resort, seaside resort, popular resort (seaside means playa, costa. I love going to seaside resorts – but not in England, the weather’s terrible!)   beach – a crowded beach (a crowded beach es una playa llena de gente Repeat: It’s crowded. The beach is crowded. It’s a crowded beach.) golden beach, sandy beach (sand is arena, so the adjective sandy means arenoso) repeat: a sandy beach, deserted beach (deserted means desierto o abandanado)     In the advanced section this month, we practised writing cleft sentences. Listen to the examples and repeat the sentences.   It was Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula in 1897. It was in 1897 that Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. It was Dracula that Bram Stoker wrote in 1897.   What people really love is Baloo the bear. Baloo the bear is what people really love. It is Baloo the bear that people really love.   What this bear is called is Baloo. Baloo is what this bear is called. This bear is called Baloo.   Most sightings have been reported in the Indian Jungle. It is (in) the Indian Jungle where most sightings have been reported. The Indian Jungle is where most sightings have been reported.   Suddenly the bear appeared out of nowhere. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, the bear appeared.   Right there in front of me danced the cuddly bear. It was the cuddly bear that danced right there in front of me.   What I didn’t expect to see in the jungle was a dancing bear. A dancing bear was the last thing I expected to see in the jungle.   In the business English section this month, there was an exercise to practise abbreviations in business English. Listen to the abbreviations and try to say what they stand for before I say them.   AGM - Annual General Meeting CEO - Chief Executive Officer COB - Chairman Of the Board a/c account ASAP - as soon as possible ATM - automated teller machine (Am. English - cash dispenser, Br. English – cashpoint) Attn - for the attention of cc - copy to Co - company COD - cash on delivery dept - department ETA - estimated time of arrival GDP - gross domestic product GNP - gross national product Inc - incorporated Jr - junior Ltd - limited company N/A - not applicable NB - Nota Bene (Latin - it is important to note) PA - personal assistant p.a. - per annum (Latin - per year) p.w. - per week Plc - public limited company p.p. - per pro (Latin - used before signing in a person's absence) PR - public relations p.s. - post scriptum (Latin – in Spanish posdata P.D.) pto - please turn over qty - quantity R & D - research and development re - with reference to RSVP - repondez s'il vous plait (French - please reply) VAT - value added tax VIP - very important person   Well, that’s it for this month. Thanks for listening. Remember to visit our online shop where you can find our business English cd, our First Certificate cd for the Cambridge FCE exam, our audio cds and many more. Just go to mansioningles.com and click on the cds on the right side of the home page. You can also follow us on Twitter, just search for MansionTwit, and visit us on our Facebook fan page.                          

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  • JS019 Matcha Madness: Higher Cognitive Performance

    · JOLSID Podcast: Neuroscience, Psychology and Nootr

    Few months ago CBS covered the story of Matcha Madness and they went into great length to interview Matcha enthusiasts and its supporters as to why they were so supportive of this Green Tea. Especially, when we look at the numbers and how Matcha has increased 10 folds in popularity within North America in last few years.   As you know we never take things just on face value, so we went ahead and did an experiment of our own. Details of which we will share with you in how to section of this podcast.   Now as Professionals, Creatives, Athletes and Entrepreneurs you are always looking for ways to enhance your cognitive performance within your respective areas of expertise. Well Matcha is a good tool to have in your Neuro Enhancement arsenal. Especially when you need to combat stress and fatigue with all the benefits of coffee, without any of its side effects.   So, let’s examine this closely and see what is in Matcha that makes it so popular? Matcha literally means “powdered tea”. Normally when you consume green tea, you order a traditional green tea, which is when the green tea leaves are infused with hot water, and then the leaves are discarded. When you order matcha, which is a form of green tea, you are actually drinking the leaves. The fine powder is made into a solution by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water, and then whisked with a bamboo brush to make it nice and frothy.   Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.   Matcha offers many health benefits because it is made from high-quality tea, and you are ingesting the whole leaf. This packs it full of more nutrients than regular steeped green tea. Matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging.   Since you are consuming the whole leaf while drinking matcha, you actually consume as much caffeine as you would in a brewed cup of coffee. BUt the good news is, you won't experience that same caffeine buzz because matcha contains l-theanine (please check out our episode 9 for details on theanine), which induces more of an alert calmness. Theanine works by increasing the production of GABA in the brain. Similar to the effects of meditation, it also stimulates alpha brainwaves naturally associated with deep states of relaxation and enhanced mental clarity. l-theanine may increase learning, attention and sensations of pleasure as well. These effects are likely due to the natural dopamine boost brought on by l-theanine.   Why take it? Green tea shows promise for protecting our brain health. In a study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, those who drank green tea one to six days a week had less mental decline than those who didn't drink it, or who drank black tea or coffee.   Research done at the Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science in Japan and the team led by Moeko Noguchi-Shinohara, MD, from Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, revealed that 12 healthy volunteers, who received a beverage containing 27.5 grams of green tea extract showed increased connectivity between the parietal and frontal cortex of the brain compared to those who drank a non-green tea beverage. The increased activity resulted in improved performance on working memory tasks and decreased chances of Dementia.   According to another study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, catechins, commonly found in green tea, can penetrate into the eye tissue, protecting it from glaucoma and other eye diseases.   Green tea or the Powdered potent form called Matcha in addition to its cognitive benefits, it also showed significant reduction in prostate cancer.    How to take it? Now our experiment with Matcha Sid, our co-host that you heard in the intro, started with half a teaspoon and felt great focus throughout the day but felt that it didn’t give him the the same as rush as coffee. So, the next day he increased the amount to 1 teaspoon and he didn’t feel good. He felt like puking right after he had Matcha but the cogni

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