Learn English – Podcast: Hello. I need to call an ambulance. There’s been an accident at 125 Smith Street.

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Today’s sentence Hi, welcome back. Today is day one of a new series of sentences to use when making telephone calls. Hello. I need to call an ambulance. There’s been an accident at 125 Smith Street. Notes Emergency services. In Britain, if there’s an emergency, you dial 999. In a public phone box it’s a free call. I need to call an ambulance. I need an ambulance. / Can you send an ambulance, please? Ambulance = the vehicle that arrives with paramedics on board. There’s been an accident. = there has been an accident = an accident has happened. They will ask you the address, so try to give good directions – e.g. the corner of Smith Street and Jones Road. Opposite the Texaco garage on Church Street, etc. They will probably ask for your name, too. There’ll be another tip on making phone calls tomorrow. Bye for now. Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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Learn English – Podcast: Would you peel an onion for me?

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Today’s sentence Hi – here’s the latest in the series on cooking. Would you peel an onion for me? Notes To peel something. This means to remove the skin from a vegetable or fruit. Things you can peel: onions, potatoes, oranges, carrots etc. Peel is both a verb and a noun. After you peel an orange, you are left with orange peel. Orange peel is the skin of the orange. That’s all for now – we’ll continue with this tomorrow. Bye for now! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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Learn English – Podcast: It cost me an arm and a leg!

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Today’s sentence Hi – here’s the latest in the series on money expressions. It cost me an arm and a leg! Notes I bought a new car the other day. It cost £32,000. (I’m lying, incidentally.) It cost a ton of money. It cost me an arm and a leg. I think you can work out the meaning of this – it’s not a pretty expression but it’s very common! That’s all for now. We’ll look at another expression tomorrow. Bye! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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Learn English – Podcast: I’d like to make an appointment to see Dr. Jones, please.

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Today’s sentence Hi. Here’s the new sentence in the phone-call series. I’d like to make an appointment to see Dr. Jones, please. Notes You’re making an appointment to see the doctor. You could also say, for example, “I’d like to make an appointment to see the bank manager, please.” An appointment is when two people agree to meet each other at a certain time – in a business or formal situation. I’d like to… = a polite way of saying “I want to…” Make an appointment = arrange a meeting with someone. Tomorrow we’ll hear what the secretary’s reply is. See you then! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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Learn English – Podcast: Re-Posted: Using an Anecdote to Make a Point

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. Transcripts for ALL podcasts including this one are available to subscribers of our mailing list. You can sign up to the newsletter from www.splendid-speaking.com. This recording features Raluca from Romania and Genevieve from France. In this interview we looked at the skill of using anecdotes to make a point. Less

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Learn English – Podcast: That’s an idea!

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Today’s sentence Hi. How are things? Here’s the next sentence in the series on making democratic, group decisions. That’s an idea! Notes Today’s sentence is a response to someone making a suggestion which you like. “How about going for a pizza?” “That’s an idea!” It means, “that’s a good idea.” You can also say, “there’s an idea!” Same thing. Note that the stress is on that’s or there’s. Listen to it again! OK, that’s that for today. We’ll look at another sentence tomorrow. See you then! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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Learn English – Podcast: Using an Anecdote to Make Your Talk Memorable

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Do you face the challenge of giving a short presentation? If so, you’ll want to make sure you grab your listeners’ attention. This podcast features Victoria from Belarus, who gives a short talk on the importance of learning a second language. Listen to Victoria’s talk and note how she uses an anecdote to give the presentation personal significance. A reminder that the transcript for all podcasts along with comprehension questions are sent to subscribers of our mailing list. You can sign up to the newsletter from Splendid Speaking. See our new exam guides for: BEC Higher BULATS (Business Language Testing) CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) IELTS Less

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Learn English – Podcast: Re Posted: Using an Anecdote to Make Your Talk Memorable

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. Transcripts for ALL podcasts including this one are available to subscribers of our mailing list. You can sign up to the newsletter from Splendid Speaking website. This podcast features Victoria from Belarus, who gives a short talk on the importance of learning a second language. Less

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