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20 GraspEnglish @GraspEnglish I hope you all had a great weekend! ¡Espero que hayáis tenido un buen fin de semana! 1.work out salir, resultar It has all worked out beautifully Todo ha salido de maravilla It depends how the schedule works out Depende de cómo quede el calendario I couldn't have gone anyway, as it worked out De todas formas, al final no habría podido ir 2.work out ir bien, funcionar I'm glad my plan worked out Me alegro de que mi plan funcionara 3.work out costar, salir The rent works out at £50 a week each La renta sale a 50 libras semanales cada uno It'll work out cheaper to go by bus Saldrá más barato ir en bus The equation won't work out if x is negative La ecuación no saldrá si x es negativa 4.work out hacer ejercicio I try and work out twice a week - Intento hacer ejercicio dos veces a semana Birds of a feather (flock together) Dios los cría (y ellos se juntan) Those two are birds of a feather Estos dos son tal para cual No nos engañemos más pensando que tras todos ellos se esconden los mismos motivos Let us stop telling ourselves that they are all birds of a feather GraspEnglish @GraspEnglish "Cóctel" [coc-tel]:"Cocktail" [cock-te-il] "Bigote" [bi-go-te]:"Mustache" [mos-ta-shh] Me encantaria saber si BTR va hacer un concierto en Uruguay I will like to know if BTR is going to do a concert in Uruguay "escarabajo" [es-ca-ra-bajo] "beetle" [bee-tul] "Activista" [ac-ti-vis-ta] "Activist" [Ac-ti-vist] "fluorescente" [flo-re-cen-te] "fluorescent" [flo-re-sent] "pinzas" [pin-zas] "tweezers" [tui-sers] "casco" [cas-co] "helmet" [hel-met] "filosofía" [fi-lo-so-fia] "philosophy" [fi-lo-so-fi] "Acaban de pagarme" "just got paid" "candado" [can-da-do] "lock" [lock] "freno" [fre-no] "brake" [breik] "apagón" [a-pa-gOn] "blackout" [black-aut] "Happy Easter" "Felices Pascuas" "barajar" [ba-ra-jar] "shuffle" [sha-fol] "Si yo fuera tu novio" "If I were your boyfriend" "usted no me conoce" "you don't know me" "Levanta tu copa" "Raise Your Glass" "francés" [fran-cEs] "french" [fre-anch] "jarabe para la tos" "cough syrup" "Relleno" [re-lle-no] "Filling" [fi-ling] "para llevar" "to go" "Si yo fuera tu novio" "If I was your boyfriend" "Código postal" "ZIP Code" "Carnicero" [car-ni-ce-ro] "Butcher" [but-cher] "Orgánico" [or-ga-ni-co] "Organic" [or-ga-nic] "Carne" [car-ne] "Meat" [me-it] "ahorros" [a-o-rros] "savings" [se-i-vins] "hacer ejercicio" "to exercise" "ver la televisión" "to watch television" "hipopótamo" [hi-popo-ta-mo] "hippopotamus" [hip-po-po-ta-nus] "Pulpo" [pul-po] "Octopus" [oc-ta-pus] "tocar la guitarra" "to play the guitar" "tocar el piano" "to play the piano" "mostaza" [mos-ta-za] "mustard" [maus-ter] "mostrador" [mos-trador] "counter" [ca-un-ter] "Te quiero aquí a mi lado." "I want you here by my side. "Hace dos meses, fui de camping." "Two months ago, I went camping." "Quiero vivir para siempre." "I want to live forever." "Feliz día de Pi" "Happy Pi day" "laboratorio" [la-bo-ra-to-rio] "laboratory" [la-bo-ra-to-ry] "Alguna pregunta?" "any questions?" "Mariposa" [ma-ri-po-sa] "Butterfly" [ba-ter-flai] "Ya no es lo mismo hablar con ella" "It is not the same talking to her" "Creo que está listo" "I think it's ready" "Desgraciadamente" [des-graci-ada-men-te] "unfortunately" [un-for-tu-nat-ly] "Quiero llorar" "I want to cry" "Sándwich de pollo" "Chicken sandwich" "Limpia tu cuarto" "Clean your room" "Eso es falso" "That is false" "El tiempo lo cura todo" "Time heals all wounds" "Español es bueno para tu alma" "Spanish is good for your soul" "Extraño mi infancia" "I miss my childhood" "Aquí está mi número" "Here is my number" "ciempiés" [ciem-piEs] "centipede" [cen-ta-pi] "Es difícil seguir con vida" "It is hard to stay alive" "¿Qué es ese sonido?" "What is that sound?" "Té de frambuesa" "Raspberry tea" "distribución" [dis-tri-bu-ciOn] "distribution" [dis-tri-biu-shion] "Disculpa""Perdón" "I'm sorry" "Mantenga presionada la tecla de mayúsculas" "Hold down the shift key" "Ellos van a casa temprano" "They go home early" "Feliz Día de San Valentín" "Happy Valentine's Day" "Ciencia de cohetes" "Rocket science" "¿qué debo hacer?" "what should I do?" "¿Necesito vacaciones?" "I need a vacations?" "Ella esta en otro nivel" "She's on another level" "Si me conocen saben que sé hablar Inglés" "If you know me know you know I speak English" "¿eres mexicano?" "are you mexican?" "Mañana tengo exámenes" "Tomorrow I have exams" "la voz" [la][vos] "the voice" [da][vo-iss] "super tazon" "super bowl" "¡levántate" [le-vAn-ta-te] "get up!" [get][up] "La música suena mejor con la nieve" "Music Sounds Better With Snow" "Nada se siente mejor que saber Inglés" "Nothing feels better than knowing English" "Me enamoré" "I fell in love" "¿Qué quieres decir?" "what do you mean?" "Nunca confíes en un hombre que no sabe Inglés" "Never trust a guy who doesn't know english" "Cuando yo era un niño" "When I was a little kid" "Ellos van a casa temprano" "They go home early" "La verdad nos hará libres" "The truth will set us free" "Yo amo a mi papá" "I love my Dad" "Are you ready for the dance?" ¿Estás listo para el baile?" "Amo este parque" "I love this park" "Estás muy sexy" "You are really Sexy" "¿Tienes novio?" "Do you have a Boyfriend?"

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20 GraspEnglish @GraspEnglish "I'm really good at speaking English" "Soy muy bueno para hablar Inglés" "Jamon" [ja-mon] "Ham" [jam] "Te lo dije" "I told you" "medida" [me-di-da] "measurement" [me-shur-ment] "millas" [mi-yas] "miles" [ma-i-els "Capítulo" [ca-pi-tu-lo] "Chapter" [chap-ter] "frecuencia" [fre-cu-en-cia] "frequency" [fri-cuen-si] "Tengo un sueño" "I have a dream" "Yo sólo soy el Mensajero" "I'm just the Messenger" "Puente" [pu-en-te] "bridge" [brid-ch] "Francotiradores" [fran-co-ti-ra-do-res] "Snipers" [es-naip-er] "No puedo ver" "I can't see" "¿Lo ves?" "Do you see it?" "Caja de Herramientas" "Tool box" "Naturaleza" [na-tu-ra-le-za] "Nature" [nei-chur] "Electricidad" [E-lec-tri-si-dad] "Electricity" [e-lec-tri-si-ti] "Yo soy mejor que tú" "I'm better than you" "Necesitamos libertad" "We need freedom " "teoría" [te-o-ria] "theory" [tsii-ri] "Mi cuello" "My neck" "tintorería" [tin-to-re-ria] "dry cleaner" [dra-i][cli-ner] "¡Qué gran año fue 2011" "What a great year was 2011" "tipografía" [ti-po-gra-fia] "typography" [tai-po-gra-fi] "Predicciones" [pre-dic-ci-ones] "Predictions" [pre-dicshions] "campana" [can-pa-na] "bell" [bell] "Confianza" [con-fi-an-za] "Confidence" [con-fi-dens] "Chocolate Caliente" "Hot Chocolate" "Feliz Navidad" "Merry Christmas" "Felices fiestas!" "Happy holidays!" "Mis frases favoritas" "My Favorite Phrases" “Quit your job, and start doing what you love.” ”Renuncia tu trabajo, y empieza a hacer lo que amas.” BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking Two young UK women attacked with acid on #Zanzibar island were "in final week of trip as volunteer teachers" Explosion at a cemetery in eastern #Afghanistan kills ten members of the same family gathered by a grave, reports say Man and woman taken to hospital following shooting in Welsh city of Newport, police say Two UK women working for charity on #Zanzibar island are in hospital following acid attack, Tanzanian police confirm UK @foreignoffice confirms it is aware of incident on east African island of Zanzibar involving two Britons amid reports of an acid attack International flights resume at Nairobi Airport following fire which gutted parts of building President Obama cancels talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Moscow's granting of asylum to Edward Snowden English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR to fall head over heals in love enamorarse locamente We fell head over heals in love while we were working together. do over (a) volver a hacer My boss asked me to do the report over again. Mi jefe me pidió que volviera a hacer el informe otra vez. do up atar, cerrar, envolver, redecorar Wait! I'm gonna do up my coat before going outside. ¡Espera! Voy a abrocharme el abrigo antes de salir. do with tener que ver con It has nothing to do with you. Esto no tiene nada que ver contigo. do without apañarse sin algo The shop is closed, we'll have to do without milk. La tienda está cerrada, tendremos que apañarnos sin leche. To overcome - overcame - overcome : Vencer, superar I hope we will overcome our differences one day. Espero que superemos nuestras diferencias algún día. Pete overcame his break-up by going out with friends. Pete superó su ruptura saliendo con amigos. He who has overcome his fears will truly be free'. (Aristotle) "Aquel que ha vencido sus miedos, realmente será libre". (Aristóteles) Vaughan Systems @VaughanSystems To drop out (of) dejar de ir / abandonar He got tired and dropped out Él se cansó y dejó de ir. Después de la preposición "of" empleamos el verbo en gerundio:You run the risk of receiving a fine Corres el riesgo de recibir una multa. It's the same old tune Es la misma historia de siempre. "What for?" es sinónimo de "why?". La palabra "for" siempre va al final de la pregunta What did you do that for? It's up to you Tú verás. I think the world of you Te admiro mucho. Let's cut the small talk Vamos a cortar con la conversación trivial. "For" se emplea para indicar un periodo de tiempo He travelled in the desert for two months Viajó en el desierto durante dos meses. To Tell Apart Distinguir How can you tell the twins apart? ¿Cómo puedes distinguir a los gemelos? El verbo “to last” es un verbo importantísimo puesto que significa “durar” ¿Cuánto dura la clase? How long does the class last? "To count on" "contar con". Puedes contar conmigo You can count on me. It costs an arm and a leg. Cuesta un ojo de la cara. Keep learning! Decimos “each other” para expresar “uno a otro”. Nos gustamos. We like each other. Keep learning! No decimos “go to the bed” sino “go to bed”,. Sólo empleamos el artículo cuando hablamos de la cama como mueble

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20 Vaughan Systems @VaughanSystems enviar una carta es “to send a letter” echar una carta al correo: “to post”. To tune in Sintonizar Many people who want to improve their English tune in to Vaughan Radio. As cool as a cucumber When he took the penalty he was as cool as a cucumber Cuando tiró el penalti, estaba muy tranquilo. To peter out Irse acabando, agotando, My patience is beginning to peter out Mi paciencia está empezando a agotarse. expresiones en español emplean el verbo “tener” y se traducen como “to be” ( “tener hambre” es “to be hungry”). To brush up on Darle un repaso o mejorar estudiando. I need to brush up on my English Necesito darle un repaso a mi inglés To have a nap Echarse una siesta. I’m going upstairs to have a nap Voy arriba a echarme una siesta. “A customer” es un cliente que compra un producto mientras que “a client” es un cliente que compra un servicio. En inglés, no decimos “I recognize it” cuando admitimos algo sino “I admit it”. El verbo “recognize” significa../. “reconocer” pero cuando algo o alguien nos resulta familiar.] To catch out “pillar” It’s difficult to catch her out Es difícil pillarle (a ella). “o’clock” no significa, necesariamente, “en punto”. “I’ll see you at around one o’clock” Nos vemos sobre la una La palabra “fabric” en inglés significa “tela” o “tejido” Cuando gastamos dinero en algo usamos “on” "So far this year, I’ve spent too much money on clothes." “Between” significa físicamente entre dos objetos, personas, etc. Si decimos "Le vi entre la multitud" utilizamos “among” To run over atropellar That car nearly ran me over! ¡Ese coche casi me atropelló! To get off to a good start Empezar con buen pie We have to get off to a good start Tenemos que empezar con buen pie. To make (something) up Inventarse algo He’s making it up Él se lo está inventando. “To have your eyes on something” significa desear algo mucho con la intención de procurárselo algún día. Cuando “back” sigue a los verbos “going” o “coming”, la expresión equivale al verbo “to return” (volver). “To blink” significa “pestañear” y no debe confundirse con el verbo “to wink”, que significa “guiñar”. To throw away Tirar Don’t throw those newspapers away. I need them.... No tires esos periódicos. Me hacen falta. To have ants in your pants Tener hormigas en los calzoncillos. cuando una persona no se está quieta ni un segundo. Nunca decimos “cup of wine”. “cup” significa taza. O sea, “a cup of tea”, “a cup of coffee”, pero “a glass of wine" To catch up with Ponerse al día I have a lot of work to catch up with Tengo que ponerme al día con un montón de trabajo. To turn off Apagar I’ll turn off the light Apagaré la luz. ya no existe una forma gramatical equivalente a usted y ustedes ¿Es verde su coche (de Uds.)? Is your car green? To look for Buscar I’m looking for my wallet Estoy buscando mi cartera. To pick up Recoger I’ll pick you up at 10 Te recojo a las 10. To have butterflies in your stomach Es la sensación que nos entra por el estómago cuando estamos muy nerviosos o emocionados Con los sustantivos cuyo singular termina en “s”, añadimos “es” para el plural. El plural de “glass” (vaso) es “glasses”. To bite the bullet (literalmente “morder la bala”). Significa tragarse el miedo / la vergüenza / el orgullo, To write down Apuntar, anotar Please, write down any messages you receive Por favor, apunta cualquier mensaje que recibas. la preposición “on” para sillas y sofás e “in” para los sillones Are they sitting on the sofa or in the armchair? To get on Subirse I get on the bus at the end of my road Subo al autobús al final de mi calle. En una respuesta corta, se puede utilizar la contracción en negativo "No he’s not" pero no en afirmativo “Yes, he’s" To get off bajarse You have to get off at the next stop. Tienes que bajar en la próxima parada ¿Te pasa algo? Is something wrong? It’s better to be safe than sorry Más vale prevenir que curar. Carefully con cuidado. Ponlo en la caja con cuidado Put it into the box carefully. To count on contar con ¿Puedo contar contigo? Can I count on you? Unas vacaciones me vendrían bien I could do with a holiday. Tenemos que conocar una reunión We have to call a meeting. Let's get it over with Acabemos con esto de una vez. Think it over Piénsatelo / Sopésalo. To go through with seguir adelante con algo I can’t go through with it No lo puedo hacer. No tengo valor. To bring up sacar el tema I don’t plan to bring up the subject No pienso sacar el tema. To let in Dejar entrar If anyone arrives drunk, don’t let them in. Si alguien llega borracho, no le dejes entrar. To lead on engatusar Be careful, she’s leading you on. Ten cuidado, ella te está engatusando. To cut off cortar /desconectar They’ll cut your electricity off if you don’t pay the bill Te cortarán la luz si no pagas la factura. To look up to Admirar He’s always looked up to his father. Siempre admiró a su padre. To win over Convencer We won him over to our cause Le convencimos a pasar a nuestro bando. To stick up for Dar la cara por/Defender Nobody ever sticks up for him. Nunca nadie da la cara por él.

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20 Vaughan Systems @VaughanSystems To bend over agacharse He bent over and picked it up. Se agachó para recogerlo. To make a mountain out of a mole hill Hacer una montaña de un grano de arena. I'm all ears Tienes toda mi atención. Cramped Apretado It was so cramped in the tube this morning you could hardly breathe. To talk into convencer He talked me into going Me habló hasta convencerme para que fuera. Time is a great healer El tiempo lo cura todo. To get your foot in the door Lograr introducirse en algo You can't see the forest for the trees Los árboles no te dejan ver el bosque. Hold your horses! Un momentito! Once in a blue moon De Pascuas a Ramos. I feel run-down Me siento cansado y sin energía. We're not on speaking terms No nos hablamos. Laughter is the best medicine La risa es el mejor remedio. The place was packed like sardines El sitio estaba de bote en bote. To hit on Tirar los trastos He was hitting on me to get what he wanted Me tiraba los trastos para conseguir lo que quería. To call off anular/abandonar. Let's call it off! ¡Cancelémoslo! To make a killing Forrarse He's going to make a killing with his new invention. Se va a forrar con su nuevo invento. He was caught in the act Le cogieron con las manos en la masa. You can't have your cake and eat it too No se puede tener todo. Self-centered egocéntrico Young children can be very self-centered at times A veces los niños pueden ser muy egoístas. To get over superar You’ll get over it Ya lo superarás. To make ends meet Llegar a fin de mes It’s water under the bridge Agua pasada no mueve molino. The sky’s the limit! ¡Todo es posible! Happy New year to all! We're back again with our Vaughan tweets. To sleep like a log Dormir como un tronco. He didn't hear a thing, he sleeps like a log! He's a know-it-all Es un sabelotodo. Hesitant indeciso When he asked her to marry him, she looked a little hesitant. BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking Two UK women attacked with acid in #Zanzibar are named as Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both aged 18 10 women and several children killed at the grave of a pro-government tribal leader in a cemetery explosion in eastern #Afghanistan Suicide bombing at funeral of police officer in Pakistan's western city of #Quetta kills at least 15 people, reports say Man who disguised himself as woman for £600K jewel robberies in England jailed for 10yrs 29 people are now known to have died in attack on funeral of police officer in Pakistan's city of #Quetta A woman has died and a man remains seriously injured after a shooting in the Welsh city of Newport, police say Specsavers, The Sun & charity Mind withdraw adverts from ask.fm, after claims bullying on site led to UK teen suicide Mothers of Zanzibar acid-attack teenagers say they expect them to fly back to UK tonight Israel military orders closure of Eilat airport until further notice, citing security concerns 14 suspected al-Qaeda militants killed in 3 drone strikes in single day in #Yemen, officials say Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones to get to know conocer ("llegar a conocer") I spent 6 months in Berlin and got to know the city quite well. I like travelling and getting to know new places. Me gusta viajar y conocer nuevos sitios And you're very welcome! Have a great weekend everyone. Great class earlier! I'll be tweeting some of the things that came up (que surgieron). to go down the drain irse al garete And with that, my hopes of a relaxing weekend went down the drain. like looking for a needle in a haystack como buscar una aguja en un pajar My jackpot dreams went down the drain; looking for my missing lottery ticket in the city centre was like looking for a needle in a haystack Mis sueños del gordo se fueron al garete; buscar mi billete de la lotería perdido en el centro fue como buscar una aguja en un pajar In the penultimate tweet, why "missing" and not "lost"? perder ("no saber donde está") to lose So why "missing"? Answer tomorrow Voy a buscarlo I'm going to look for it. Iba a buscarlo I was going to look for it. ¿Ibas a buscarlo? Were you going to look for it? tejer to knit She told me (that) she was going to knit a scarf. Me dijo que iba a tejer una bufanda Let's go! ¡Vamos! / ¡Vámonos!se puede utilizar "Let's" con casi cualquier verbo. Let's take a look! ¡Echemos un vistazo! "Let's" es el imperativo para "we" (nosotros). Es una contracción de "Let us". Let's use it with some examples! ¡Utilicemoslo...! Let's take advantage of it Aprovechémoslo Let's say tomorrow Digamos mañana Let's not waste time (que) no perdamos el tiempo "lost" perdido (dado por perdido, pérdida aceptada). "missing" implica esperanza de recuperación (pérdida no aceptada)

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20 Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones Thanks for following me; I hope my tweets help you learn and improve your English. And if you have any questions, just ask tu coche your car. el tuyo (la tuya, los tuyos, las tuyos) yours. Simplemente se añade una "s" al "object pronoun" su coche (de ellos) their car. el suyo (la suya, los suyos, las suyos) theirs. su coche (de ella) her car. el suyo (la suya, los suyos, las suyos) hers. su coche (de él) his car. "his" ya lleva una "s" y no se añade otra ; el suyo (la suya, los suyos, las suyos) his. nuestro coche our car. nuestro/a, nuestros/as ours. vuestro coche your car. vuestro/a, vuestros/as yours mi coche my car. No se añade una "s" en este caso. "el mio" (la mia, los mios, las mias) : mine [Pron: /main/] I'm afraid that Me temo que (el "that" es opcional). I'm afraid of Tengo miedo de, I'm afraid (that) I'm afraid of flying pensárselo to think about it I'll think about it Me lo pensaré Think about it and let me know Piénsatelo y dime algo People ARE La gente es/Las personas son Sin "the" a menos que te refieras a alguna gente específica. People ARE Next Friday el viernes de la semana QUE VIENE This Friday el viernes de ESTA semana This Friday I'm going on holiday una clase particular (con un alumno) a private class OR a one-to-one class NOT a particular class to support apoyar [soportar (o aguantar) to bear, to stand] Why should I support him if I can't bear him? to bear, to stand soportar, aguantar Los dos suelen llevar "can't" delante y van seguidos por el verbo+-ing I can't bear doing it I can't bear supporting this team; it's so frustrating! No aguanto apoyar a este equipo; ¡es tan frustrante! through thick and thin a las duras y a las maduras My wife supports me through thick and thin Mi mujer me apoya a las duras una copa de vino a glass of wine a cup of wine "a cup of wine" sería "una taza de vino" Para los estudiantes quizá. IN Leeds (ciudad) but AT Leeds University, AT Leeds bus station, Why DID The Who NAME...? curioso funny, strange. Existe "curious" pero los nativos apenas lo utilizan It's funny but the British don't say curious very much funny gracioso Y curioso/raro/extraño, "He's a funny man" "Es un hombre gracioso" O "Es un hombre raro" Cuando se utiliza "curious", es más en el sentido de "inquisitivo" He's a very curious child; he always wants to know how things work I'm going TO the restaurant to have dinner OR I'm going to have dinner AT the restaurant I'm going to have dinner TO the restaurant "TO" preposición de movimiento I'm going TO the restaurant "TO" A dónde vas / irás / fuiste "AT" Preposición de posición: I'm going to have dinner AT the restaurant "AT" donde estás / estarás / estabas all yours todo tuyo I've finished with the computer now; it's all yours He terminado con el ordenador ahora;es todo tuyo Here you are Aquí lo tienes Mark: Could you pass me the salt, please? Sam: Here you are. interminable never-ending (también "endless" o "interminable"). "The Never-ending Story" La historia interminable? both ambos, los dos, tanto "una cosa" como "otra cosa" Both John and Phil wanted to come Tanto John como Phil querían venir según (+ sustantivo o persona) according to According to my brother Según mi hermano According to the law Según la ley según (+ subjuntivo) depending on Depending on what he says Según lo que nos diga I can't do it No puedo hacerlo I can't make it No puedo ir/asistir/No me va bien (referiéndose a una hora o fecha de una cita) Can you make it tomorrow at 10? ¿Puedes ir / Te va bien mañana a las 10? I'm afraid I can't make it Me temo que no puedo teetotal (adj) abstemio Do you fancy a beer? No thanks, I'm teetotal ¿Te apetece una cerveza?No gracias,soy abstemio estoy sentado I'm sitting I'm sat He's sitting over there (Está sentado por allí) Estoy concentrado I'm concentrating I'm concentrated I'm concentrating on improving my English. contactar con alguien to contact somebody to contact with somebody NO PONGAS EL "WITH" I'll contact him later Over the weekend, I'll be tweeting some things that came up (surgieron) in a whatsapp messaging conversation I had yesterday. Stay tuned. to be chuffed (coloquial) estar muy contento (añade "to bits" para enfatizarlo aún más) He was chuffed to bits when he won Lee was chuffed to bits when he got a ticket for the final Lee estaba contentísimo cuando conseguió una entrada para la final It looks good, George; very professional appearance. The lessons seem well categorised and easy to find.

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20 Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones I was able to start pude empezar I could start podía/podría empezar I would be able to start podría empezar staggering asombroso, muy sorprendente, increíble A staggering 92% of people are unhappy with their current level of fitness buscar (en un diccionario) to look up to look for She had to look up "staggering" in the dictionary utterly totalmente, completamente Se usa sólo para enfatizar las situaciones o los comentarios que tienen un sentido NEGATIVO utterly ridiculous, utterly opposed, utterly disgraceful, utterly exhausted, utterly confused, utterly inadequate, utterly intelligent ; utterly surprised ; utterly normal ; utterly right baffled perplejo, confundido I was utterly baffled by the explanation Me quedé totalmente perplejo por la explicación Japanese Harley Davidson found washed up on Canadian beach Short listening (36 seconds) and written summary Correction: Prior to Saturday's (20.45 Spanish time / CET) prior previo; los días y nacionalidades con Mayúsculas Educated culto Polite educado He's an educated man, but not very polite though Él es un hombre culto, aunque no muy educado. otra vez again [pron: /aguén/] Aunque "another time" no está mal dicho, no se suele decir. Illiterate? Write for free help ¿Analfabeto? Escríbenos para pedir ayuda to rain on my parade aguarme la fiesta Listen to with Spanish subtitles and I'm sure you'll remember it OR: Expresión más regular para "aguarse la fiesta": to spoil the party como para + infinitivo as to + infinitive It isn't so easy as to say that No es tan fácil como para decir eso Thanks for following me; I hope you find my tweets useful What shall we do tonight? ¿Qué hacemos esta noche? (pidiendo sugerencias) What are we doing tonight? ¿Qué hacemos esta noche? (preguntando cuáles son los planes) derrotar to defeat una derrota a defeat derrotista defeatist He's very defeatist Es muy derrotista He has a defeatest attitude Tiene una actitud derrotista sobre todo above all I like Spanish food, above all paella Me gusta la comida española, sobre todo la paella Como alternativa a "above all", se puede usar "especially" especialmente I like Spanish food, especially paella. I've just found out that in Spanish you can say "ir derecho a" for "to go right to" I'd always used "ir directo a" to go right to work ir derecho al trabajo to go right home ir derecho a casa (sin "to": home a casa) haber despertado to have woken up estar despierto to be awake He's (He has) woken up and now he's (he is) awake haber dormido to have slept estar dormido to be asleep I've slept well; I was asleep for hours. medio despierto half awake medio dormido half asleep I haven't slept well this week and I don't know if I'm half awake or half asleep My blog is finally ready I hope you like it. Let me know what you think. además de + infinitivo In addition to / As well as + verbo+-ing As well as singing / In addition to singing Además de cantar explotar i) to explode (en el sentido de "estallar") ii) to exploit (en el sentido de "aprovechar") A bomb exploded in the shopping centre Una bomba explotó en el centro comercial Multinationals must stop exploiting cheap labour in Asia Las multinacionales deben dejar de explotar la mano de obra barata de Asia acordar to agree Estoy de acuerdo I agree (Yo acuerdo) I am agree No estoy de acuerdo I don't agree o I disagree Thanks for the retweet! By the way, have you seen the post on "tranquilo" "On time" "en punto" (ni pronto ni tarde). "In time" "con tiempo", "antes de la hora fijada" (pronto) haber abierto to have opened estar abierto to be open I have opened the door and now the door is open. I'm glad to hear it! ¡Me alegra oírlo! Welcome to Twitter and thanks for following me! tener razón to be right to have reason You're right! ¡Tienes razón! I know I'm right! ¡Sé que tengo razón! gutted muy decepcionado (muy coloquial) I was gutted when Liverpool lost the FA Cup Final 2 weeks ago. chuffed contentísimo (muy coloquial) I was chuffed when I got a ticket for the final but gutted my team lost. knackered agotado (muy coloquial) Are you going out tonight? ¿Sales esta noche? No, I'm too knackered! diversion (Eng) desvío, desviación, distracción. diversión (Esp) fun, enjoyment. as far as I know que yo sepa, por lo que sé (literalmente: tan lejos como yo sé) As far as I know, he's not coming. as far as I remember que yo recuerde, por lo que recuerdo (literalmente: tan lejos como yo recuerdo) "to cry out for" Definiton: to desperately need. Translation: clamar, pedir a gritos. Spain is crying out for some strong leadership to deal with the crisis España clama un liderazgo fuerte para lidiar con el crisis Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

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20 Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones "to show up" is an informal/colloquial version of "to arrive" (also: to turn up). Click the link for the answer for "surgir" comer (en general) to eat comer (al mediodía) to have lunch I won't eat anything now; I'm having lunch with friends later cenar to have dinner cenar una ensalada to have a salad for dinner (tener una ensalada para cena) I'm going to have an omelette for dinner Voy a cenar una tortilla. What are you having for dinner? ¿Qué cenas tú? to have a word with hablar con (quizá un poco en serio) His boss had a word with him about his punctuality. Forgive me. An English-speaking catholic who goes to confession says: Forgive me Father for I have sinned poco + adjetivo = not very + adjective (literalmente: no muy + adjetivo) Es poco útil No es muy útil It's not very useful qué + sustantivo = what a/an + noun ¡Qué casualidad! What a coincidence! ¡Qué idiota! What an idiot "three-point field goal" or "three-pointer" seem to be the main options whilst a "three-point play" is slightly different Order:1.give me it (person + object) 2.give it to me (object + to + person). The 2nd is a little more formal. I read my son a book / I read a book to my son I sent him an email / I sent an email to him to mend arreglar, reparar I need to mend the garden fence (Necesito reparar la valla del jardín) También: to fix, to repair to amend corregir, enmendar He needs to amend the report Necesita corregir el informe The law was amended Enmendaron la ley no te entretengo I won't keep you OR Don't let me keep you (no me dejes mantenerte) "Shall we begin?" is perfectly correct in this situation. Remember both of you: "English" with a capital E Yes. All countries and nationalities must start with a capital letter. Also: if I'm writing...do I have to write... Thanks for following! I hope to catch your show one of these days but I always have classes in the evenings so it's difficult aprovechar (de) to take advantage of (tomar ventaja de) En cambio al español, siempre se utiliza con el "of" Beneath is a synonym for Under when referring to physical position but implies directly below&completely covered. Under does not I hope you all take advantage of these mini-classes in Twitter Espero que todos aprovechéis estas mini-clases de Twitter 140 characters aren't enough to explain it fully! Take a look here to be down in the dumps estar deprimido He's been down in the dumps since he lost his job a dump un vertedero He's so messy that his house is like a dump Es tan desordenado que su casa parece un vertedero to dump i) verter, descargar (basura); ii) dejar, abandonar (a un/a novio/a). The company was fined for dumping its waste in the river (La empresa fue multada por descargar sus deshechos en el río) BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking Hungarian Nazi war crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary has died aged 98, his lawyer says "Nothing wrong with Australia right now that wouldn't be improved by change of govt" "Economic wisdom lies not in cutting things to the bone" Kevin Rudd in Australian election Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott in election A leader-in-waiting? Profile of opposition leader Tony Abbott ahead of Australian election Farmer's son who went on to lead his nation - profile of Labor's Kevin Rudd ahead of Australian election Baghdad bomb attacks death toll up to at least 33 - seven or more different areas of city were A wave of bomb attacks has struck mainly Shia areas of Baghdad, killing at least 25 people, officials say British double Olympic champion Mo Farah claims 10,000m gold at the World Championships in Moscow At least 16 royal guardsmen are killed in Morocco after their bus plunges into a ravine, reports say Boy who died after collision with tractor at farm attraction in Leeds named as 11-year-old Harry Whitlam First images of the volcanic eruption on the tiny island of Palue in eastern Indonesia [CLARIFYING LOCATION] A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia, spewing ash and rocks, killing five people, officials say Police now say 56 officers were injured in loyalist protests at Belfast republican parade Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers says Friday's violence in Belfast that injured 26 police was 'shameful' Dozens arrested in Spain and France on suspicion of smuggling Chinese migrants into Europe and US, police say US to reopen 18 of 19 embassies closed by terror alert, with only Yemen mission to remain shut "I don't think Mr Snowden was a patriot" - Pres Obama in response to question on intelligence leaker Edward Snowden Obama on Russia at White House news conference: "I do not think it is appropriate to boycott the Olympics." Obama announces reforms to Patriot Act at White House news conference, will provide more transparency US President Obama gives White House news conference on US security and surveillance Two British women attacked with acid on Tanzanian island of Zanzibar are "well", says London hospital Three people, including two children, unaccounted for after small plane crashes into house in East Haven, Connecticut Firefighters in Edinburgh say the fire at a tenement building was in the stairway and no-one was injured

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20 BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking Several people trapped in a huge fire in a tenement building in Edinburgh Ask.fm says it has ordered an independent audit of safety features on the website, after claims that bullying on it led to UK teen's suicide Bangladeshi man jailed for 30 years for plotting to bomb US Federal Reserve in New York Zanzibar acid attack teenage victims back in UK and being treated in London hospital, travel company confirms Wanted mafia boss Domenico Rancadore - known as Marc Skinner in the UK - is denied bail by a Westminster court Turkish government advises its citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon following kidnap of two Turkish airline pilots Zanzibar police offer £4,000 reward for information leading to capture of attackers who threw acid at two UK women UK's Advertising Standards Authority launches probe into Home Office's van campaign against illegal immigrants Retail sales in China up 13.2% year-on-year in July & industrial production rises 9.7% At least 8 people killed by gunmen outside Sunni Muslim mosque in Pakistan city of #Quetta "Strong indications" giant panda Tian Tian is pregnant, Edinburgh Zoo says Non-essential personnel told to leave US consulate-general in Lahore, Pakistan, after "credible threat" English on the Rocks @EnglishOTR to come to grips with pillar el tranquillo I've finally started to come to grips with the English language! "To Be" estar detrás de/en busca de John has always been after the respect for children's rights. John siempre ha luchado para que se respetaran los derechos de los niños. to be back estar de regreso Sarah is back from her vacation in the USA. Sarah regresó de sus vacaciones en los Estados Unidos. to be on (a) acontecer/tener lugar: exhibiciones, conciertos, películas (b) to someone about something - estar constantemente criticando a alguien The film is on next Saturday. Will you come? La pelicula es el sábado que viene. ¿Vas a ir? Rob's always on to Claire about her manners. Rob siempre le está criticando sus modales a Claire. to be through with terminar con algo Susan is through with her report. Susan terminó su informe. to be up to (a) sth/no good estar involucrado en algo deshonesto/raro (b) tener condiciones para/estar físicamente apto para (c) ser resposabilidad de I know he's up to no good. Estoy seguro de que algo raro está tramando. I feel I'm not up to start English lessons. Siento que no tengo condiciones para empezar a dar clases de Inglés. It's up to you to decide whether to go or not. Es tu responsabilidad decidir si ir o no ir. to do well encontrarse bien It's been a difficult month but I'm doing well now. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel. “Rhythm” (ritmo) es la palabra inglesa más larga sin vocales. think about ponderar, darle vueltas a algo We are thinking about going to see that movie. Estamos pensando si ir a ver esa película. think ahead pensar con antelación, prever Try to think ahead if you want to avoid problems. Intenta pensar con antelación si quieres evitar problemas. think back hacer memoria, recordar The judge asked them to think back and tell him what happened. El juez les pidió que hicieran memoria y contaran lo que pasó. think of (a) ocurrirse (b) considerar I can't think of bad of you. No se me ocurre nada malo de ti. They are thinking of getting married next year. Están pensando en casarse el año que viene. think out elaborar, trabajar algo bien We have thought out every detail of the project. Hemos elaborado cada detalle del proyecto. think over considerar algo detenidamente, consultarlo con la almohada. I have to think it over before giving you an answer. Tengo que consultarlo con la almohada antes de darte una respuesta. think through pensar algo detenidamente analizando sus consecuencias, sopesar. Rachel is thinking through his new job offer. Rachel esta sopesando su nueva oferta de trabajo. think up inventar, idear, ocurrir They have thought up a plan to increase their sales. Han ideado un plan para aumentar sus ventas. to get a handle on/the hang of something pillarle el tranquillo a algo The new employee seems to be getting a handle on the job quite well. to be well up on saber mucho de algo Johnny is a real "film buff": he's well up on everything related to cinema. Johnny es un verdadera devoradora de cinema: sabe muchísimo sobre cine. to be out to tener la intención firme de hacer algo I'm out to get my degree, so I'll give up working to study. Quiero graduarme, así que voy a dejar de trabajar para estudiar. to be in for estar por experimentar algo desagradable Steven is in for a severe scolding. Steven esta esperando una reprimenda severa. to be around estar cerca/ por los alrededores I'll be around in case you need some help. Estaré por aquí en caso de que necesites ayuda. to be behind with estar atrasado con I have had so many meetings that I'm behind with my work now. He tenido tantas reuniones que ahora me atrasé con mi trabajo. to fall into place encajar I was a little nervous at first, but it all seemed to fall into place in the end.

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20 English on the Rocks @EnglishOTR strong - stronger - the strongest : fuerte I'm tired. I'll need a strong coffee before I start work. Estoy cansado. Necesitaré un café más fuerte antes de empezar a trabajar. The smell is getting stronger. Did you wipe your feet after walking the dog? El olor es cada vez más fuerte, ¿te has limpiado los pies después de sacar al perro? Where is the strongest WIFI signal in here? ¿Dónde está la señal WIFI más fuerte aquí? cursoingles @curso_de_ingles At the Airport airport aeropuerto airplane avión flight vuelo boarding pass/card tarjeta de embarque one way ida flight attendant (US), airhostess (UK), stewardess azafata departure lounge/gate sala de embarque check-in facturación (del equipaje) round trip ida y vuelta departures salidas arrivals llegadas layover parada coach class clase turista first class primera clase business class clase business luggage, baggage equipaje suitcase maleta carry on luggage/baggage equipaje de mano customs aduana to board embarcar en to depart salir to arrive llegar to take off despegar to land aterrizar Do you have your boarding pass? ¿Tiene su tarjeta de embarque? Do you have any baggage to check? ¿Tiene equipaje para facturar? Is there a layover? ¿Hay una parada? Only one carry on item is allowed. Sólo está permitido un artículo de mano. Would you prefer a window or an aisle seat? ¿Prefiere ventana o un asiento de pasillo? Can you tell me where the departure gate is? ¿Puede decirme dónde está la puerta de salida?) Can I see your passport, please? ¿Puedo ver su pasaporte por favor? I have nothing to declare. No tengo nada que declarar. What is the purpose of your trip? Business or personal? ¿Cuál es el propósito de su viaje? ¿De negocios o personal?) What time is the plane boarding? ¿A qué hora es el embarque del avión? What time is the plane scheduled to take off [land]? ¿A qué hora está previsto el avión para despegar (aterrizar)?) The flight is delayed/cancelled. El vuelo está retrasado/cancelado. Where is the baggage claim? ¿Dónde está la zona de recogida de equipaje? I have lost my baggage. He perdido mi equipaje. Have a nice flight! ¡Que tenga un buen vuelo! BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking Zimbabwe's President Mugabe attacks opposition in aftermath of disputed polls, saying 'even dogs will not eat their flesh when they die' Man charged with manslaughter over the death of Brian Holmes, 64, at an Asda car park in Bedfordshire Police arrest a 37-year-old man in Bradford on suspicion of child abduction as search for Erika Kacicova continues Man aged 22 from London charged with terror offences, accused of glorifying the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich UK is looking at options for legal action against Spain over border row in Gibraltar, PM says Dutch Prince Johan Friso has died after nearly a year and a half in a coma following a skiing accident - officials Spain says it will not drop "legal and proportionate" controls at #Gibraltar border, amid mounting pressure from UK One of two 18-year-old victims of #Zanzibar acid attack is released from London hospital where they are both being treated Police investigating abuse in the wake of claims against Jimmy Savile arrest 80-year-old man in south London on suspicion of sexual offences Christine Ohuruogu wins gold for Britain in women's 400m at World Athletics Championship Notorious US mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger found guilty of racketeering and conspiracy James "Whitey" Bulger guilty of 11 murders during 1970s and '80s as leader of Boston's Winter Hill Gang UK police say 13-year-old Erika Kacicova, who went missing from Sheffield home, found "safe and well" in Bradford Police arrest third man on suspicion of child abduction after missing girl Erika Kacicova is found alone in Bradford England's cricketers beat Australia to win the fourth Ashes Test in Durham and seal the series victory At least 44 worshippers shot dead at mosque in Nigeria, reports say UK police have 4 men and one woman in custody on suspicion of child abduction after missing girl Erika Kacicova found Police news conference after missing 13-yr-old Erika Kacicova is found safe in Bradford, UK Entrepreneur @ElonMusk unveils details of "Hyperloop" transportation system to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR go about (a) comenzar a hacer algo (b) correr un rumor (c) pasar el tiempo comportándote mal (d) together - pasar mucho tiempo con alguien porque es tu amigo How should I go about fixing these financial difficulties? ¿Qué debería hacer para empezar a afrontar estos problemas económicos? A rumour is going about affecting his reputation. Está corriendo un rumor que afecta a su reputación. Her son goes about fighting the other children at school. Su hijo está siempre peleándose con otros niños en el colegio. Albert and Laura used to go about together everyday at uni and now they going to get married. Albert y Laura solían estar todos los días juntos en la universidad y ahora van a casarse. go across cruzar, atravesar We have to go across the river if we want to get to the camp site. Tenemos que cruzar el río si queremos llegar al camping.

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20 English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR go along (a) seguir, acompañar (b) suceder o desarrollarse de cierta forma (c) with - estar de acuerdo con Go along with Rob, he'll show you the way. Ve con Rob, él te dirá por donde ir. He was scared about the surgery, but everything went along well. Él estaba asustado por la cirugía, pero todo salió perfectamente. I don't like the way she thinks, but this time I go along with her reasoning. No me gusta la manera en que ella piensa, pero esta vez estoy de acuerda con su razonamiento. go around (a) haber suficiente para todos (b) ir a visitar a alguien I'm sure there'll be enough cake to go around everyone. Estoy seguro de que habrá suficiente tarta para todos. This weekend I'll go around Claire's house to see her new kitten. Este fin de semana voy a ir a casa de Claire a ver a su gatito nuevo. go at atacar, arremeter A thief went at me thinking I had money in my pocket. Un ladrón me atacó creyendo que tenía dinero en el bolsillo. warm - warmer - the warmest : caliente, templado, cálido It's warm outside. Let's go to the beach. Hace calor fuera. Vamos a la playa. Over the past fifty years, the world has become one and a half degrees warmer. Durante los últimos cincuenta años, el mundo se ha vuelto un grado y medio más caluroso. August is the warmest month of the year. Agosto es el mes más caliente del año. El adverbio "también" "too" y "as well". ambos van colocados al final de la frase. I'd like a coffee, a toast and an orange juice as well. Me gustaría un café, una tostada y un zumo de naranja también. She's going to the concert as well. Ella va a ir al concierto también. I want to go home. Me too. Quiero irme a casa. Yo también. Are you coming too? ¿Tú también vienes?. English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR set about empezar, atacar, agredir Let's set about studying these phrasal verbs. Vamos a empezar a estudiar estos phrasal verbs. set against enemistar con, poner en contra de I think my ex-girlfriend is trying set my friends against me. Creo que mi ex novia está intentando poner a mis amigos en contra mía. set apart separar, distinguir The new player is set apart from the rest because of his speed. El nuevo jugador se distingue del resto por su velocidad. set aside (a) reservar (b) poner a un lado, apartar My mother said she'd set some lasagne aside for me, it's my favourite. Mi madre dijo que reservaría algo de lasaña para mí, es mi favorita. Set those books aside, we'll need them later. Pon esos libros a un lado, los necesitaremos luego. set back (a) retrasar (b) costar The strike set our deadline back by weeks. La huelga retrasó nuestro plazo durante semanas. That Rolex must have set you back a small fortune. Ese Rolex debe haberte costado una pequeña fortuna. set down (a) dejar encima de (b) dejar por escrito You can set the box down on the floor over there. Puedes dejar la caja en el suelo por allí. If you set your thoughts down on paper, you will be able to think about the situation more clearly. Si dejas tus ideas escritas en papel, serás capaz de reflexionar sobre la situación más claramente. to go ballistic/bananas/berserk enfurecerse, volverse loco My wife went berserk when she saw I'd broken the vase. BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking Israel begins to free a group of Palestinian prisoners as part of the deal that allowed peace talks to resume Canada suspends operating licence of rail firm involved in last month's Quebec fuel train disaster, officials say Egyptian police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of ousted President Morsi in Cairo, reports say Rate of UK consumer price index inflation fell to 2.8% in July, down from 2.9% in June, official figures show UK regulated train fares set to rise by an average of 4.1% from January after #RPI fell to 3.1% in July Jon Brookes - the drummer of UK indie band The Charlatans - has died, singer Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has died aged 44, after receiving treatment for a brain tumour Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jones Holiday or Holidays? de vacaciones on holiday (singular!) I'm on holiday (Estoy de vacaciones) Are you on holiday? “holidays” 1.periodo de tiempo The summer holidays Las vacaciones de verano The Christmas holidays Las vacaciones de Navidad The Easter holidays Las vacaciones de Semana Santa 2.más de un viaje How many holidays did you have last year? ¿Cuántas vacaciones tuviste el año pasado? I had two holidays last year: in the summer I went to Thailand and in the winter I went skiing in the Alps. Tuve dos vacaciones el año pasado: en el verano fui a Tailandia y en el invierno fui a esquiar a los Alpes. “holiday” 1.se quiere decir “de vacaciones” y se dice “on holiday” I’ll be on holiday next week. Estaré de vacaciones la semana que viene.

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20 Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jones Holiday or Holidays? “holiday” 2.un solo viaje How was your holiday in Thailand? ¿Qué tal tus vacaciones en Tailandia? Un día festivo Bank holiday o Public holiday Días festivos Bank holidays o Public Holidays Next Monday is a bank holiday so we’re going away for a long weekend*. El próximo lunes es día festivo así que saldremos de fin de semana largo. There are more bank holidays in Spain than in the UK. Hay más días festivos en España que en el Reino Unido. día de Navidad Christmas Day el día de San Esteban Boxing Day y el Viernes Santo Good Friday 1.¿Has estado de vacaciones este año? 2.Las vacaciones son mi oportunidad de descansar. 3.Me gusta pasar las vacaciones de verano en la playa. 4.Después de vender el negocio, tuvimos unas vacaciones fantásticas en el Caribe. 1.Have you been on holiday this year? 2.The holidays are my opportunity to rest. 3.I like spending the summer holidays on the beach. 4a.After selling the business, we had a fantastic holiday in the Caribbean. (un viaje) 4b.After selling the business, we had some fantastic holidays in the Caribbean. (varios viajes) Where do you like going on holiday? BBC Learning English ?@bbcle It was cricket! England vs Australia is a big rivalry. What are the big sporting rivalries in your country? Would you allow a snail on your face to stay looking young? Hello! The #Royalbaby we’ve been talking about has now got a name - George Alexander Louis. What’s ‘George’ in your language? Little Prince #George… His dad said he’s got a good pair of lungs! What advice would you give to new parents? Rubbish is a word mainly used in British English. In North America, people say 'garbage' or 'trash'. Make sure the garbage is out. The truck picks it up today. The trash really smells. Can you take it outside? We can call something that is very low quality or not true a load of rubbish. Did you see that England football match? It was a load of rubbish. They will never win the World Cup. I was really excited about seeing Justin Bieber in concert but he was two hours late. What a load of rubbish! Neil and Rob talk about becoming new parents and share some new #vocabulary in 6 Minute English Here’s a good way to say you don’t like something Learn new words in sentences, not just on their own. Try writing a personal sentence with that word in it Learn vocabulary in 'word families' (eg. big, large, huge, gigantic) Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, has said he always walks on escalators. Good exercise, yes, but some cities discourage it. And there's one thing obstructing walkers - people who stand. The national flower of Scotland is called the #thistle. What is the name of your country’s national flower? If you get a handle on something, you begin to understand it. I don't like this new computer - I can't get a handle on the strange keyboard. If you fly off the handle it means you lose your temper. When I told Dad I had crashed his car again he flew off the handle. Jane is trying to get to sleep, so if you wake her up she will fly off the handle. A phrase to describe you getting angry There is russian national tree - beryozka Jasmine is the national flower of my country I've just found out that italian national flower is Alps cyclamen. the national flower of Brazil is called the "Vitória Régia" learn words which have similar sounds or spellings together (desert and dessert) Shark attack! Don't become fish food Are you good at prepositional phrases? Test your knowledge. Don’t be guilty of speaking bad English. Here is a quiz about vocabulary you might use in court! To give someone some lip means to speak to someone in a way which is rude and doesn't show respect. That rude young boy gave me some lip when I asked him to stop smoking. She gave her neighbour some lip because she was in bad mood. Now he wants to move house! Nice lips. But what does it mean to give someone some lip? This is Today's Phrase: What makes British people most annoyed? You’ll find the answer in the programme: Who said phrasal verbs couldn't be fun!? Test your knowledge with this quiz The weekend is upon us. It’s time to chillax with The #English We Speak A phrase for when you've forgotten someone's name = 'what's his face'. Check it out here: Two wheels are better than four! 3:'have a memory like an elephant' – to be able to remember things easily and for a long time 2: 'elephant in the room' – an obvious problem that is being ignored 1: 'white elephant' – something that has no useful purpose but cost a lot of money Which animal has the best memory? Test your knowledge about this week's news Milk bottles look different all round the world. Here's a British one. Send a pic from your country. Learn how to complain in English What do you do to keep your head above water? Our fridge. 25% of Europeans keep medicine, 6% glue and 1% batteries in theirs! What's in yours? Send a pic! Where would you go on holiday? Maybe one of these hotspots? Learn a phrase that means you're in good health. What colour is it? 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20 cursoingles ?@curso_de_ingles In a Restaurant menu carta, menú waiter/waitress camarero/a bill, check cuenta meal comida breakfast desayuno lunch almuerzo, comida dinner cena starter/appetizer primer plato, entrante dessert postre to order pedir main course/dish segundo plato, plato principal side dish acompañamiento special(s) plato del día specialties especialidades house wine vino de la casa vegetarian vegetariano rare poco hecho medium al punto well done muy hecho to serve servir How many in your party? ¿Cuántas personas hay en su grupo? Table for 4, please. Una mesa para 4, por favor. Do you have a reservation? ¿Tiene una reserva? May I see a menu, please? ¿Puedo ver el menú, por favor? What is today's special? ¿Cuál es el plato del día? Are you ready to order? ¿Está listo para pedir? I am allergic to.... Soy alérgico a... Would you like something to drink? ¿Le gustaría algo para beber? How would you like your meat cooked? Well done, please. ¿Cómo quiere su carne? Bien hecha, por favor. Enjoy your meal! ¡Buen provecho! I'd like the check/bill, please. Me gustaría la cuenta, por favor. BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking "Violence simply not solution" & can only "further tear economy apart" - US Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Egypt US Secretary of State, John Kerry, condemns "deplorable" violence & return to state of emergency in Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrested as security forces shut main Cairo protest camp, officials say Jesse Jackson Jr - ex-US congressman & son of civil rights leader - jailed 2.5 years for buying watches and fur with campaign funds Security forces in control of biggest #Cairo protest camp, says #Egypt's state TV, showing protesters leaving square "I cannot shoulder responsibility for single drop of blood" - Mohamed ElBaradei quits as Egypt's vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei quits (renuncia) as vice-president after scores killed in #Egypt violence Egypt death toll raised to 149 by health ministry but Muslim Brotherhood says many hundreds more killed "Respect basic human rights & will of the people," US tells #Egypt's leaders after scores killed in violence US condemns violence against protesters in #Egypt & urges leaders to work towards "democratic civilian government" Curfew (toque de queda) from 19:00 to 06:00 in Cairo & other areas under #Egypt's state of emergency, government says 95 killed & 758 hurt in #Egypt violence, health ministry says, as month-long state of emergency declared At least 50 bodies counted by BBC Arabic reporter at 2 makeshift (improvisados) hospitals near Rabaa al-Adwiya mosque in Cairo UK PM David_Cameron "saddened" to hear of cameraman Mick Deane's death: "My thoughts are with his family & @SkyNews" Sky News cameraman Mick Deane shot & killed while covering violence in Cairo, broadcaster confirms 56 killed & 526 injured nationwide in violence in #Egypt, health ministry says UK's WilliamJHague condemns "use of force in clearing protests" & expresses concern at escalating violence in Egypt Indian defence minister AK Antony says explosion on submarine carrying 18 sailors was a "shocking tragedy" Bloodshed in Egypt as security forces move to clear protest camps in Cairo North and South Korea reach agreement on reopening Kaesong joint industrial zone - joint statement 40 bodies counted by reporters in makeshift morgue at main pro-Morsi protest camp in Cairo Eurozone emerges from recession after 18 months of economic contraction, with growth of 0.3% in past three months Eurozone reports 0.3% growth in past three months, ending 18-month recession UK unemployment fell by 4,000 in the three months to June to 2.51m, official figures show UK unemployment fell by 4,000 in the three months to June to 2.51m, official figures show Several Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrested, Egyptian interior ministry spokesman says Morsi supporters take to the streets of other Egyptian cities after authorities move to clear protest camps in Cairo Deaths in Indian submarine explosion confirmed by Defence Minister AK Antony 18 sailors had been reported trapped Security forces using armoured cars and bulldozers to clear Cairo protests Las fuerzas de seguridad, utilizando vehículos blindados y excavadoras para despejar las protestas de el Cairo. At least 15 people killed as security forces try to clear pro-Morsi sites in Cairo, reports say Reports of at least five killed as security forces try to clear pro-Morsi sites in Cairo Protesters at two pro-Morsi camps in Egypt's capital say security forces have begun an operation to clear both sites 15 Palestinian prisoners freed in Gaza, 11 in West Bank, ahead of peace talks with Israel Explosion on Indian submarine with 18 sailors on board at base in Mumbai, Indian navy says English on the Rocks @EnglishOTR get about (a) divulgarse, correr un rumor (b) caminar, moverse, viajar It got about that John has proposed to Mary. Se corrió el rumor de que John le propuso matrimonio a Mary. My father is old now, it's not easy for him to get about. Mi padre ya es mayor, moverse no es fácil para él. get around (a) viajar a varios lugares diferentes (b) divulgar una noticia (c) evadir algo (d) to hacer algo que has tenido intención de hacer por mucho tiempo

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20 English on the Rocks @EnglishOTR I'd love to get around more, I always go to England for my holidays. Me encantaría viajar más por ahí, siempre voy a Inglaterra de vacaciones. Don't let it get around that I broke up with Marisa. No dejes que se divulgue que he roto con Marisa. I think we're getting around the problem of the lost money. Creo que estamos evadiéndonos del problema del dinero perdido. Michael finally got around to visiting his mother. Michael finalmente consiguió ir a visitar a su madre. get out (a) salir (b) of - pensar que algo es útil (d) of - librarse I need to get out tonight. Necesito salir esta noche. Do you seriously think you'll get any money out of selling computers? ¿Realmente crees que sacarás algo de dinero de vender ordenadores? You won't be able to get out of this easily. No serás capaz de librarte de esto fácilmente. get through (a) aprobar (b) superar (c) terminar, aguantar (d) to - hacerle comprender algo a alguien (e) to - pasar a otro nivel en una competencia You must study if you want to get through that exam. Debes estudiar si quieres aprobar el examen. It's been very hard for me to get through my divorce. Ha sido muy difícil para mí superar mi divorcio. I got through the whole book in two days. Terminé el libro entero en dos días. Teenagers are generally hard to get through to. Generalmente, es difícil hacer a los adolescentes comprender cosas. My team won the match and so we got through to the final. Mi equipo ganó el partido y por eso pasamos a la final. get rid of deshacerse de, sacarse de encima Mike should get rid of those shoes. They're very old. Mike debería desacerse de esos zapatos, Son muy viejos. get by pasar, arreglárselas I couldn't study much, but I got by and passed the exam. No pude estudiar mucho, pero me las arreglé para pasar el examen. To draw - drew - drawn : Dibujar Mark is a good graffiti artist but he can't draw on paper. Mark es un buen grafitero pero no sabe dibujar en papel. What I drew scared the therapist. Lo que dibujé asustó al terapeuta. Mike could have drawn your portrait if you had paid him. Mike podría haber dibujado tu retrato si lo hubieras pagado. to pull the wool over someone's eyes engañar a alguien Don't try and pull the wool over my eyes ! I don't believe you! BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking Latest Egypt death toll is 638, health ministry says; Muslim Brotherhood insists figure is more than treble that US citizens should avoid(evitar) #Egypt & those(quienes) living there should leave, State Department says The family of radical cleric Abu Qatada, who was deported to Jordan in July, have left the UK, the Home Office says Latest video from Beirut as BBC's Jim Muir describes aftermath of bomb(secuelas de bomba) - at least 14 dead Death toll(cifra de muertos) in car bombing(en atentado) in southern suburb of Lebanese capital, Beirut, rises to at least 14 At least 7 reported dead in car bomb in southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut Here's more on first carnivore species found in western hemisphere in 35 years Former BBC presenter Dave Lee Travis "disappointed(decepcionado) & surprised" at sex charges & denies wrongdoing(niega irregularidades), solicitor(abogado) says New species of animal - known as #olinguito - discovered living in forests of Colombia & Ecuador Former BBC Radio One presenter Dave Lee Travis to be charged(acusado) with 11 counts(cargos) of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault US President Obama cancels joint military exercise(ejercicio militar conjunto) with Egypt & says people there "deserve better"(merece mejor) after bloodshed(derramamiento de sangre) Ex-BBC Radio One presenter Dave Lee Travis to be charged(ser acusado) with 11 sexual offences(delitos sexuales), Crown Prosecution Service(fiscalia de la corona) says US strongly condemns bloodshed(derramamiento de sangre) & deplores violence against civilians in Egypt, President Obama says "I'm at a mosque with several hundred bodies, some burned beyond recognition" UK calls Egyptian ambassador to Foreign Office to express concern(preocupacion) over deadly storming(asalto mortal) of protest camps Egypt says 525 people were killed on Wednesday when security forces stormed(irrumpieron) pro-Morsi protest camps At least 421 people died in clashes(enfrentamientos) in #Egypt on Wednesday, Health Ministry says UK retail sales rose(ventas por menor) by 1.1% in July, up 3% year-on-year(por año) The proportion of A-levels awarded(otorgados) top grades has fallen for the second year in a row(consecutivo), official figures show Egypt Health Ministry says 327 people died in clashes(enfrentamientos) on Wednesday, Muslim Brotherhood says true figure much higher Turkey PM Erdogan calls for urgent UN Security Council meeting over(reunion sobre) #Egypt "massacre" "I promise state of emergency will be in place for shortest time possible," says #Egypt PM Hazem Beblawi Police "dealt(tratado) professionally" with clearance(autorizacion) of Cairo sit-in, Egypt's interior minister says after day of bloodshed(derramamiento de sangre) Bradley Manning apologises for leaking(filtraciones) classified files to Wikileaks, as court martial resumes Egypt death toll now 278, health ministry says - Muslim Brotherhood claims total(total reclamaciones) is 2,000+

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20 English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR turn away (a) no dejar entrar (b) volver la espalda o la mirada Please turn away all everyone else, there's no more room. Por favor no dejes entrar a los demás, no hay más espacio. John was so embarrassed at what she saw that she turned away. John estaba tan avergonzado de lo que vio que se dio vuelta. turn down (a) rechazar (b) bajar, reducir Sally turned down a great job offer because she had to move to Madrid. Sally rechazó una gran oferta de trabajo porque tenía que mudarse a Madrid. Please turn down the heating, I'm boiling. Por favor baja el radiador, me estoy cociendo. turn out (a) resultar (b) apagar (c) to be - resultar ser Mike was afraid about not passing the exam, but it turned out fine. Mike tenía miedo de no pasar el examen, pero salió bien. Please turn out the light. Por favor apaga la luz. The film turned out to be very boring. La película resultó ser muy aburrida. turn upside down desordenar, desarreglar Don't turn the room upside down, the guests will be here any minute. No desordenes el cuarto, las visitas van a llegar en cualquier momento. turn up (a) aparecer (b) subir el volumen Grandmother finally turned up after being missing for many days. La abuela finalmente apareció después de haber estado perdida muchos días. Please turn the volume up, I loooove this song. Por favor sube el volúmen, me eeeencanta esta canción. things you can find in a wallet (cosas que encuentras en una cartera) to get the wrong end of the stick entenderlo todo al revés No, you've got the wrong end of the stick , Sarah is my wife and Monica is my sister. InglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted "Usted camina como un pato.":"You walk like a duck." Vaughan Classroom Make up Inventarse (historias) Patrick se inventa unas historias muy entretenidas. Patrick makes up really entertaining stories. Me estoy inventando esta historia sobre la marcha. I'm making up this story as I go along. ¿Te inventaste esa historia? Did you make that story up? ¿Eres bueno inventándote historias? Are you good at making up stories? Me inventé esa historia. I made that story up. Me lo inventé. I made it up. Te lo estás inventando. You're making it up. ¿Te lo estás inventando? Are you making it up? Si se te olvida el discurso, ¿te lo inventarás? If you forget your speech, will you make it up? Fueron historias interesantes, pero estaba claro que se las inventó. They were interesting stories but it was clear he made them up. Vaughan Classroom Key learning: Cuando le sigue al verbo "try" un sustantivo, su significado es el de "probar algo", sea una actividad o algo comestible. I've never tried wild mushrooms. Nunca he probado setas. One expression: Hold your horses! ¡Un momentito! One phrasal verb: To let down defraudar I trusted you and you let me down. One adjective: Encouraging alentador The public's attitude towards this is encouraging. La actitud del público hacia esto es alentadora. English on the Rocks @EnglishOTR The only three words in the English language to have two consecutive u’s is vacuum, residuum, and continuum. Las únicas tres palabras del idioma inglés que tienen dos ues consecutivas son: “vacuum” (vacío), “residuum” (residuo) y “continuum” (continuo). give up (a) dejar, abandonar (b) rendirse (c) on - renunciar a I want to give up smoking, I think I'm going to try the patch. Quiero dejar de fumar, creo que lo voy a intentar con el parche. The enemy will give up when they see our weapons. El enemigo se rendirá cuando vea nuestras armas. John has given up on trying to change his father's mind. John ha renunciado a tratar de cambiar la mente de su padre. give out (a) repartir, distribuir (b) divulgar (c) emitir (d) acabarse, agotarse Did you give out eggs this Easter? ¿Has repartido huevos esta Semana Santa? The exam results were given out on Monday morning. Los resultados del examen salieron el lunes por la mañana. The candle doesn't gave out enough light. La vela no emite suficiente luz. Fresh water supply will give out in a few days, we should find another. El suministro de agua dulce se agotará en unos días, deberíamos encontrar otro. give back (a) devolver (b) hacer que alguien recupere una cualidad o habilidad después de haberla perdido Michael will give back all the money he has borrowed. Michael devolverá todo el dinero que ha tomado prestado. Will the new surgical procedure give me my hearing back? ¿Me hará recuperar la audición el nuevo tratamiento quirúrgico? Things you can find in a handbag Cosas que encuentras en un bolso to get wind of something enterarse de algo I just got wind of a job offer in Barcelona. set about empezar, atacar, agredir Let's set about studying these phrasal verbs. Vamos a empezar a estudiar estos phrasal verbs. set against enemistar con, poner en contra de I think my ex-girlfriend is trying set my friends against me. Creo que mi ex novia está intentando poner a mis amigos en contra mía.

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20 English on the Rocks @EnglishOTR set apart separar, distinguir The new player is set apart from the rest because of his speed. El nuevo jugador se distingue del resto por su velocidad. set aside (a) reservar (b) poner a un lado, apartar My mother said she'd set some lasagne aside for me, it's my favourite. Mi madre dijo que reservaría algo de lasaña para mí, es mi favorita. Set those books aside, we'll need them later. Pon esos libros a un lado, los necesitaremos luego. set back (a) retrasar (b) costar The strike set our deadline back by weeks. La huelga retrasó nuestro plazo durante semanas. That Rolex must have set you back a small fortune. Ese Rolex debe haberte costado una pequeña fortuna. set down (a) dejar encima de (b) dejar por escrito You can set the box down on the floor over there. Puedes dejar la caja en el suelo por allí. If you set your thoughts down on paper, you will be able to think about the situation more clearly. Si dejas tus ideas escritas en papel, serás capaz de reflexionar sobre la situación más claramente. damp - damper - the dampest : húmedo You should clean it with a damp cloth. Deberías limpiarlo con un paño húmedo. It must have rained last night, the grass is damper than usual. Debe haber llovido esta noche, la hierba está más húmeda de lo habitual. The paint was designed to resist the dampest and harshest environments imaginable. La pintura fue diseñada para resistir el ambiente más húmedo y duro imaginable. to get the message/picture entender, darse cuenta John was winking at me and I didn't know why but when I saw my boss I got the message. BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking Police in London say they are not re-investigating the death of Princess #Diana, but assessing new information Police in London are assessing(evaluando) the "credibility" of recently received information on the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed Usain Bolt claims(dice) gold in the men’s 200m final at #Moscow2013 as Adam Gemili misses out on a medal Egyptian security forces clear Cairo mosque after stand-off, arrest many Muslim Brotherhood supporters - state media The interim Egyptian prime minister has proposed legally dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood, his spokesman says Security forces shooting at minaret of besieged al-Fath mosque in #Cairo 173 people died in violence across #Egypt on Friday, the prime minister's spokesman says Son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie shot and killed in #Egypt on Friday, movement's Facebook page says Building fire in Cairo spreading(se extiende) to blood bank at Red Crescent charity Major fire at Cairo office of humanitarian charity Red Crescent(luna roja) Collision between ferry & cargo ship leaves at least 17 dead in central Philippines At least 60 killed in #Egypt violence, officials say; disturbances reported(disturbios registrados) in Cairo despite evening curfew(toque de queda) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says protest rallies will continue daily for a week Breaking: Mo Farah wins the 5000m at the World Championships and clinches the ‘double double’ At least 5 killed after ferry carrying 700 passengers hits cargo vessel(buque de carga) in central Philippines "Bodies are arriving every couple of minutes" - hear @BowenBBC's vivid description of bloodshed in Cairo At least 38 killed across #Egypt, health & security sources say - 13 in Cairo, 12 in Nile Delta cities & 13 elsewhere(en otras partes) UK PM David Cameron calls on(pide) EU President Barroso to urgently send monitors to Spain-#Gibraltar border 20+ people killed across Egypt(en todo egipto), government says. Follow Twitter list of BBC in Cairo for latest eyewitness reports(para ultimos testimonios). UK High Court judge sanctions for first time sterilisation of a man because it is 'in his best interests' Divers(buzos) find bodies of 2 out of 18 sailors on Indian submarine hit by explosion in Mumbai Police say no further(adicional) action will be taken over allegations linked to payouts to senior BBC managers King Richard III's relatives win right to legally challenge(impugnar legalmente) plans to rebury(sepultura) him in Leicester, where his body was found under a car park Roads to Ramses Square, destination of pro-Morsi march, are being blocked, BBC teams in Cairo report. "Many casualties"(numerosas victimas) in mosque near Cairo's Ramses Square, he sees 4 bodies & "many bad gunshot wounds"(y muchos malheridos) 6 bodies at Cairo mosque & many other protesters treated(tratados) for multiple wounds, tells BBC World News "It's a really horrible scene," says @ BowenBBC as 7th body carried past him(llevado delante de el) after Cairo protests InglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted Rezo por ti cada noche. I pray for you every night. Doy gracias a Dios por todos ustedes. I thank God for all you. Tú eras mi único amigo You were my only friend. ¿Crees que podemos vender esto? You think we can sell this? Nadie te quiere. Nobody like you Usted camina como un pato. You walk like a duck. Tengo que ver Mad Men. I need to watch Mad Men. Yo no soy culpable I'm not guilty No tengas miedo Don't be afraid Haz cosas pequeñas con gran amor. Do small things with great love. Vamos a terminar esto juntos.. Let's finish this together. 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20 BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking as part of new safety measures(medidas) following death(tras la muerte) of UK teenager Hannah Smith Tickets for @Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games go on sale Pistorius murder indictment(acusacion de asesinato) includes witnesses(testigos) who allege(alegan) hearing loud "argument" before shooting At least 35 people killed after being hit by express train in Indian state of Bihar, officials say South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will go on trial(ira a juicio) in March 2014 over(por) murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Athlete Oscar Pistorius appears in court in South Africa for pre-trial(audiencia previa) hearing over killing of his girlfriend 24 Egyptian security forces killed in the troubled(problematica) Sinai peninsula, officials say At least 12 people are killed by a train while crossing a track at a station in India's state of Bihar Great Britain have been disqualified in the men's 4x100m relay and have lost their bronze medal Muslim Brotherhood calls off two planned protests in Egypt's capital Cairo amid security concerns(en medio de preocupaciones de seguridad), BBC learns Egypt's army chief General Fatah al-Sisi warns that military will not tolerate continuing violence Security forces arrest dozens of Muslim Brotherhood leaders across Egypt on Sunday, security source(fuentes de seguridad) tells BBC UN inspectors arrive in Syria's capital Damascus on much delayed(con mucho retraso) mission to probe(investigar) alleged(presunto) use of chemical weapons North Korea agrees(acepta) to South Korean proposal(propuesta) to resume(reanudar) family reunions, last held(ultima celebrada) in 2010 - state media North Korea reported(informo) to have agreed(ha accedido) to proposal(propuesta) from South to hold reunions for families separated since the 1950-3 war Disgraced(deshonrado) Chinese politician Bo Xilai to go on trial(a juicio) on Thursday, accused of bribery(corrupcion) and abuse of power UK Foreign Secretary William Hague urges(insta) end to violence and return to dialogue in phone call with Egyptian counterpart(homologo egipcio), FCO says English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR to make a stand entrar en acción If we don't make a stand right now, they'll control us forever! call around llamar por teléfono a varias personas, generalmente para obtener información I'm going to call around the family to tell them the good news. Voy a hacer una ronda de llamadas a la familia para contarles las buenas noticias. call away pedirle a alguien que deje de hacer algo para ir a otro lado I was called away to do something, so I couldn't finish my homework. Fui llamado para hacer algo, así que no pude acabar mis deberes. call for pedir, exigir, pronosticar Such a good piece of news! It calls for a toast! ¡Qué noticia tan buena! ¡Esto exige un brindis! call in hacer entrar, llamar a The ambulance was called in to help my grandmother. La ambulancia fue llamada para que socorriera a mi abuela. call off cancelar, suspender, dar por terminado We'll have to call off our meeting, I have to travel to our London office. Tendremos que cancelar nuestra reunión, tengo que viajar a nuestra oficina en Londres. call on (a) visitar a alguien por un corto período (b) convocar I'll call on Mary if I'm ever in her neighbourhood. Haré una visita a Mary si alguna vez estoy en su barrio. The lawyer will call on the witnesses to give their statements. El abogado convocará a los testigo para que den su declaración. call upon pedirle oficialmente a alguien que haga algo The boss called upon the management to explain their immoral behaviour. El jefe requirió la presencia de la dirección para explicar su comportamiento inmoral. to get wise to someone's game saber de qué palo va alguien John was trying to fool me but I got wise to his game. lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwit In for a penny, in for a pound. De perdidos al río ("from lost to the river"). Talk the Hind legs off a Donkey Habla por los codos, habla demasiado. SELVA inglés @SELVAingles Thanks everyone for ALL my birthday wishes! WOW! You all floored me! cursoingles @curso_de_ingles Question Tags You eat meat, don't you? Comes carne, ¿verdad? She doesn't like to dance, does she? No le gusta bailar, ¿no? Alex and Sergio are friends, aren't they? Alex y Sergio son amigos, ¿no? Your brother is older than you, isn't he? Tu hermano es mayor que tú, ¿no es así? You can help me, can't you? Puedes ayudarme, ¿verdad? John is getting married, isn't he? John se casará, ¿verdad? You worked yesterday, didn't you? Trabajaste ayer, ¿no? Sarah likes ice cream, doesn't she? A Sarah le gusta el helado, ¿no? You're not from here, are you? No eres de aquí, ¿no? Kate's not American, is she? Kate no es americana, ¿verdad? Peter never liked Susan, did he? A Peter nunca le gustó Susan, ¿verdad? They didn't go to class yesterday, did they? No fueron a la clase ayer, ¿verdad? You can't dance, can you? No puedes bailar, ¿no? I am not wrong, am I? I am wrong, aren’t I? To have got They've got a dog, haven't they? Tienen un perro, ¿no? To have They have a dog, don't they? Tienen un perro, ¿no?

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20 BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking UK Home Office says 'government and police have a duty(deber) to protect the public', in wake of row(en la estela de fila) over airport detention Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood names Mahmoud Ezzat as its interim spiritual leader after arrest of Mohammed Badie British businessman Gary Bolton sentenced to seven years in prison for supplying(suministro) fake bomb detectors Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf indicted over the murder of former PM Benazir Bhutto, reports say Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials California court gives state authorities permission to force feed hunger striking prisoners(presos en huelga de hambre) Chief executive of UK Independence Party, Will Gilpin, leaves his post by "mutual agreement" UN's Ban Ki-moon calls for probe into deaths of 36 prisoners in #Egypt and condemns killing of police in Sinai US says its government not involved(involucrado) in decision to detain partner of journalist who published Edward Snowden files EU to send observers to #Gibraltar-Spain border "as soon as possible" Prince William says his son George is "a little bit of a rascal(bribon)" but "doing very well(esta muy bien)", in his first interview since birth of #RoyalBaby Tesco fined(multado) £300,000 after admitting misleading(engañosos) UK customers over "half price" strawberries promotion 2 anti-fracking demonstrators(manifestantes) arrested over protests at Cuadrilla's PR firm in London Lawyer for Egypt's ex-President #Mubarak tells BBC he expects former leader to be released(sea liberado) from jail within(dentro) days "I was on such a high" - Prince William gives first interview since #royalbaby English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR to go into detail entrar en detalles Don't go into details just give me the facts. "also" significa "también" y tiene una colocación concreta en la frase. Ésta depende del tipo de verbo: Cuando hay un verbo simple no auxiliar, "also" va delante del verbo: I also grew up in Alcobendas. Yo también me crié en Alcobendas. He also needs to go to the gym. Él también necesita ir al gimnasio. Cuando hay un verbo modal (can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, must, ought to), "also" va detrás del verbo: We could also order dessert. Podríamos pedir también un postre. They will also go to Japan. Ellos también viajarán a Japón. Cuando hay un verbo compuesto, "also" va entre el verbo auxiliar y el principal: I'm also going to work on Saturday. Yo también voy a trabajar el sábado. She has also argued with me. Ella también ha discutido conmigo. let down decepcionar My sister let me down when I counted on her. Mi hermana me decepcionó cuando conté con ella. let in dejar entrar (b) on - revelar Let me in, please! It's pissing down! ¡Déjame entrar, por favor! ¡Está lloviendo a cántaros!. Don't let me in on the secret. I don't want to be your accomplice. No me reveles el secreto. No quiero ser tu cómplice. let into abrir la puerta para permitir entrar The bouncer let us into the club for free. El portero nos dejó entrar en la discoteca sin pagar. let off (a) liberar (b) explosionar The judge let the murderer off by mistake. El juez dejó al asesino en libertad por error. At the end of the wedding, the guests let off beautiful fireworks. Al final de la boda, los invitados hicieron explotar bonitos fuegos artificiales. let on revelar un secreto Rose let on to Lucy that she was going to be fired. Rose le contó a Lucy que iba a ser despedida. let out (a) dejar salir (b) contar, revelar Let me out, mum! I want to meet my friends! ¡Déjame salir, mamá! ¡Quiero ir con mis amigos! Do what I want or I'll let your secret out. Haz lo que digo o contaré tu secreto. let up (a) mejorar el tiempo (b) no dejar de hablar When the storm lets up I'll drive home. Cuando pare la tormenta conduciré a casa. Jane never lets up when she drinks beer. Jane nunca deja de hablar cuando bebe cerveza. clever - cleverer - the cleverest : listo He may be clever, but he has no social skills. Él quizá sea listo, pero no tiene habilidades sociales. My son is cleverer than yours. Mi hijo es más listo que el tuyo. My daughter is the cleverest in her school. Mi hija es la más lista del colegio. InglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted No hay nadie como yo. There is nobody like me. BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking UK Home Sec Theresa May says it's "absolutely right" that police act if someone possesses stolen information Theresa May says she doesn't decide who is stopped by police, after row over detention of David Miranda at Heathrow The @Guardian newspaper begins legal action to stop UK police examining material seized(incautado) from David Miranda David Miranda is taking legal action to stop police examining material seized from him. Guardian "supportive" Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger tells @BBCNews Downing Street involved in decision to demand destruction of Snowden files No 10 says it was "kept abreast(al corriente) of the operation" to detain David Miranda at Heathrow, but denies(niega) any involvement(implicacion) US crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of Get Shorty and Out of Sight, has died aged 87, his website confirms English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR

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20 English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR keep ahead mantenerse al frente His restaurant keeps ahead because of its good quality. Su restaurante (de él) se mantiene al frente por su buena calidad. keep away (a) prevenir una enfermedad (b) mantener alejado The doctor vaccinated me to keep away the flu. El médico me vacunó para prevenir la gripe. Keep your dog away from me, I'm really scared! ¡Mantén a tu perro alejado de mí, le tengo mucho miedo! keep back (a) ocultar (b) retrasarse (c) from - alejarse He's keeping some information back from the police. Él está ocultándole algo a la policía. Ana has been kept back after school. Ana se ha retrasado al volver del colegio. Keep the child back from the edge of the swimming pool! He doesn't know how to swim yet! ¡Aleja al niño del borde de la piscina! ¡Aún no sabe nadar! keep from no contarle algo a alguien Sam is keeping something from me and he doesn't want to tell me what it is! ¡Sam me está ocultando algo y no quiere decirme qué es! lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwit A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando. BBC Learning English ?@bbcle Football Finland, Canada or Costa Rica – which is the happiest country? lefthandersday #elt 'lefties': Clinton, Gates, Obama, da Vinci! What does English mean to you? Send us your thoughts and pictures English #PremierLeague starts tomorrow. Check out these football phrases Football a match two teams playing against each other in a 90-minute game of football a pitch the area where footballers play a match a referee the person who makes sure that the players follow the rules. Normally wears a black shirt and shorts, and has a whistle a linesman (referee's assistant) the person whose main duty it is to indicate with a flag when the ball has gone out of play or when a player is offside a goalkeeper the player in goal who has to stop the ball from crossing the goal-line. The only player who is allowed to handle the ball during open play a defender a player who plays in the part of the football team which tries to prevent the other team from scoring goals, e.g. 'Kolo Touré is a defender and plays in defence for Arsenal and Ivory Coast'. a midfielder a player who plays mainly in the middle part of the pitch (or midfield), e.g. Michael Essien is a midfielder and plays in midfield for Chelsea and Ghana an attacker also called a forward; a player whose duty it is to score goals, e.g. Samuel Eto'o is an attacker and plays in attack for Barcelona and Cameroon a skipper the player who leads a team, also called the captain a substitute a player who sits on the bench ready to replace another team-mate on the pitch. Can also be used as a verb, e.g. the manager was not happy with his attacker and substituted him after 60 minutes a manager the person in charge of a team and responsible for training, new players and transfers. For example, Alex Ferguson is the manager of Manchester United a foul a violation of the rules. For example, if a player other than the goalkeeper handles the ball in the penalty box (or penalty area) it is a foul and a penalty is given to the other team a booking a yellow card shown to a player by the referee for a serious foul. Two bookings or yellow cards result in a red card or sending-off full-time the point of the game when the referee blows the final whistle and the match is over. Normally after 90 minutes and any added injury or stoppage time injury time also called stoppage time, added minutes at the end of the regular playing time at half-time or full-time. Entirely at the referee's discretion and normally indicated by an official on the sideline (or touchline) extra time if a match has no winner at fulltime, 2 x 15 minutes of extra time may be played in some competitions offside in a position which is not allowed by the rules of the game, i.e. when an attacking player is closer to the opposing team's goal-line at the moment the ball is passed to him or her than the last defender apart from the goalkeeper -ing adjectives to describe things: 'The lecture was boring.' -ed adjectives to describe our feelings: 'I felt very bored.' annoyed annoying bored boring confused confusing embarrassed embarrassing surprised surprising worried worrying interested interesting The World Athletics Championships end with another victory for Usain Bolt What can you say to someone who has a #BrokenHeart? What do you call a problem which can create a whole lot of other problems? Similar words with different meanings. Test your knowledge of homonyms BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking Greece ‘will need another bailout’ Rural energy impacts to be reviewed Eastman Kodak gains(adquiere) court approval in the US to come out(para salir) of bankruptcy as a much smaller digital imaging company Japan upgrades(mejora) Fukushima nuclear plant water leak warning to level three - ‘serious incident’ Chemical weapons attacks have killed dozens of people east of Damascus, Syrian opposition activists claim Syria denies(niega) reports of chemical attacks, as YouTube footage emerges alleging to show victims English on the Rocks ‫@‏‬EnglishOTR to take effect entrar en vigor The no smoking law took effect in 2011.

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