Learn English – Podcast: Hello. Could you send the police round to 99 George Street, please? There’s been a break-in.

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Today’s sentence Hello again. OK, it’s the police we’re calling today… Hello. Could you send the police round to 99 George Street, please? There’s been a break-in. Notes Could you send…? You could, of course, say, “Help! Help! Police! Police! 99 George Street!” But I wouldn’t. This way of saying it is much better. Round . We say this all the time. “Why don’t you come round tonight?” = “why don’t you come to my house tonight.” “Buy a loaf of bread and take it round to your grandmother” = to your grandmother’s house. “Send the police round to …” round is almost meaningless. You can just say “send the police to… OR you could say: “send the police over to 99.George Street…” It means the same thing. There’s been a break-in. Someone has broken a window or door and come into the house. Another word for a break-in is a burglary. Both mean when someone comes into your house and steals things. Don’t’ forget: the number for emergency services in Britain is 999. Anyway, tomorrow’s sentence is a little less dramatic. 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: 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: Re-Posted: Taking Part in Discussions

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If you’d like to improve or practise the skills involved in taking part in a discussion and describing events then this podcast will be of interest to you. In this task Solange from Brazil and Arturo from Italy had to compare the way Christmas is celebrated in their two countries. Visit the Splendid Speaking Website for our new weekly task sheets to help you prepare for a similar talk and also to subscribe to the transcripts for this and all other podcasts. Less

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