Learn English – Podcast: It’s next to the cinema, opposite the petrol station. You can’t miss it.

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Today’s sentence Hello, how’s it going? Here’s the next in the series on directions. It’s next to the cinema, opposite the petrol station. You can’t miss it. Notes It’s next to the cinema. It’s the building next door to the cinema. Opposite the petrol station. On the other side of the street to the petrol station. You can’t miss it = it is very easy to see; when you are there, you will see it. This is a very common expression in giving directions. OK. That was the last in the series on giving directions. We’re going to start a new topic tomorrow – telephone calls. 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 vote we go to the cinema.

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Today’s sentence Hi! What’s new? Here’s the latest in the theme on group decision making. I vote we go to the cinema. Notes “I vote we…” is another assertive suggestion. It means, “I want to go to the cinema.” You could use it in any situation: it’s informal enough to use with friends and formal enough to use in a business meeting. Hope you found that useful…we’ll continue with this tomorrow. See you! 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 go to the cinema several times a week.

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Today’s sentence Hi – this is the latest sentence in the series on talking imprecisely about numbers. I go to the cinema several times a week. Notes Several. It looks a bit like seven, but it doesn’t mean seven. It’s a bit like a few, but maybe shows a larger number. In this context, it means, probably, 3 or 4 times a week. Remember yesterday’s sentence? (A few of my relatives…”) Out of 27 relatives, only 3 or 4 of them live abroad. If you said, “several of my relatives live abroad,” you might mean 7 or 8 relatives. These words (a few / several are imprecise. It’s important to remember that. I hope that was useful. We’ll see another example of this theme 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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