Learn English – Podcast: Turn left at the first set of traffic lights and you’ll see it on the left-hand side of the street.

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Today’s sentence Hi, how are you today? A long sentence today… Turn left at the first set of traffic lights and you’ll see it on the left-hand side of the street. Notes Turn left: note – yesterday we said “take the second on the left. We don’t say “Turn on the left.” At the first set of traffic lights – when you arrive at the first traffic lights you come to (traffic lights are the red, orange and green lights at crossroads.) Set of = group of lights – remember there are lots of lights at a crossroad. You’ll see it = you will see it. On the left-hand side of the street. you could just say “on the left.” More tips on giving and understanding directions 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: 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: Hello. I need the Fire Brigade. There’s a fire at the corner of Oxford Street and Poland Street.

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Today’s sentence Hi. Here’s another tip on making a phone call to emergency services. Hello. I need the Fire Brigade. There’s a fire at the corner of Oxford Street and Poland Street. Notes Emergency services are ambulance, fire brigade and police. Remember, dial 999 if you want one of these services. I need the fire brigade. Can you call the fire service and send them to… The address… remember, the address is super important, especially if you are calling from a mobile phone. Remember to try and give good directions: on Smith Street near Barclays Bank opposite the market. At the corner of … = where the two streets join. Which emergency service are we calling next? Find out tomorrow! 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 can fit you in at 10.30 on Tuesday morning. Is that suitable for you?

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Today’s sentence Welcome back. This is a reply to yesterday’s request. I can fit you in at 10.30 on Tuesday morning. Is that suitable for you? Notes Do you remember yesterday’s sentence? “I’d like to make an appointment to see Dr. Jones, please.” The secretary replies: “I can fit you in at…” This means that s/he can see from the diary that Dr. Jones is free at 10.30. Is that suitable for you? Is that a good time for you? Can you come here at that time? You could also ask, “Does that suit you?” Tomorrow we’ll look at a possible answer to the secretary’s question. 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: I’m a bit short of cash at the moment.

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Today’s sentence Hi! How’s it going? Here’s another money expression. I’m a bit short of cash at the moment. Notes Cash means money. Actually, it means coins and bank notes. E.g. I never use credit cards. I always use cash. I’m a bit short of cash at the moment means I don’t have much money at the moment. It can mean that you need to go to the bank to get some cash. It can also mean that you are waiting for your next pay cheque! OK, we’ll look at another one 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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