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  2. 2. 122cursoingles ?@curso_de_inglesSe usa "say" en el estilo directo y el indirecto. Si queremos usar "say" con un objeto personal, necesitamos usar lapreposición "to".Estilo directo "Im hungry," he said. "Tengo hambre," él dijo. "I need your help," Glen said to Mike. "Necesito tuayuda," Glen dijo a Mike.Estilo indirecto He said he was hungry. Él dijo que tenía hambre. Glen said to Mike that he needed his help. Glendijo a Mike que necesitaba su ayuda.Tell También se puede usar "tell" con el estilo directo y el indirecto, aunque el uso con el estilo directo no es tancomún. Cuando usamos "tell" necesitamos usar un objeto indirecto que va detrás del verbo.Estilo directo He told me, "Im hungry." Me dijo, "Tengo hambre." Glen told Mike, "I need your help." Glen dijo aMike, "Necesito tu ayuda."Estilo indirecto Mike told me that he was hungry. Mike dijo que tenía hambre. Glen told Mike that he needed hishelp. Glen dijo a Mike que necesitaba su ayuda.Otros usos de "tell"Se usa “tell” con órdenes o instrucciones. I told him, “Stop complaining.” Le dije, “Deja de quejarte.” She told usto hurry. Nos dijo que nos diéramos prisa.Usamos “tell” cuando damos o pedimos información. “Can you tell me your name please?” Díme tu nombre, porfavor.” Did you tell him the address of the office? ¿Le dijiste la dirección de la oficina?Se usa “tell” con cuentos o bromas. En este caso, se puede traducir “tell” como “contar” en español. He told us agreat story. Nos contó un cuento maravilloso. “Tell me a joke,” she said. “Cuéntame un chiste,” dijo ella.Con la verdad y las mentiras, se usa “tell.” “Tell me the truth,” she demanded. “Dime la verdad,” dijo ella.Keith never tells lies. (Keith nunca miente.)Usamos “tell” con el tiempo o la fecha. “Could you tell me the time, please?” she asked. “Podrías decirme la hora,por favor?” me preguntó. Bob told me the date. Bob me dijo la fecha.http://www.curso-ingles.com/gramatica-inglesa/greengrocers.phpapple manzana avocado aguacate banana plátano carrot zanahoria cherries cerezascucumber pepino eggplant berenjena grapes uvas kiwi kiwi lettuce lechuga mushroom champiñonnectarine nectarina onion cebolla orange naranja pear pera peach melocotón pepper pimientoplum ciruela potato patata spinach espinacas strawberries fresas tomato tomateHello. Can I help you? Hola. ¿Puedo ayudarle? Here are the bags. Aquí están las bolsas. These apples are $1.25a kilo. Estas manzanas están a $1.25 el kilo. Would you like me to cut the leaves off for you? ¿Quiere que le cortelas hojas? The lettuce is on offer today. 2 lettuces for the price of one. Hay una oferta de lechugas hoy. 2 lechugas alprecio de una. We have these strawberries on sale today. A box of 1 kilo for only $2.99. Tenemos las fresas de ofertahoy. Una caja de un kilo por solo $2.99.BBC Breaking News @BBCBreakingPolice say 3 women held captive in #Cleveland left the house twice in a decade, only going as far as the garageGina DeJesus, one of 3 #Cleveland women freed on Monday, returns home, met by cheering crowds ManchesterUnited shares fall 4.7% as trading opens in New York, after Sir Alex Ferguson announces retirement Ropes & chainsfound at #Cleveland house where 3 women held for a decade, US police chief tells NBC Bangladesh has closed 18garment factories on safety grounds since #Dhaka building collapse that killed over 800 Woman jailed for life with30-year minimum term for starting fire which killed 5 family members in Prestatyn, Wales The Queen arrives forState Opening of Parliament in London 4th body found after container ship crashed into control tower in #GenoaSir Alex Ferguson thanks family ahead of retirement: "Their love & support has been essential" "Its the right time"#ManUtds Sir Alex Ferguson "thought a great deal" about retirement decision More details: Sir Alex Ferguson willretire at end of season, Manchester United say Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United since 1986, to re-tire, @ManUtd_PO says Dozens more bodies found in #Bangladesh after clothes factory building collapse, bringingdeath toll to at least 752 Three dead and a number of people lost at sea after a vessel hit a harbour tower in #Italysport city of Genoa Control tower collapses in #Italys port of Genoa after a ship crashed into it, killing at least threepeopleInglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted"Its complicated":"Es complicado" "No quiero manejar.":"I dont want to drive." "No lo pongas en tu boca.":"Dontput it in your mouth."
  3. 3. 123SELVA inglés @SELVAinglesSO y SUCH: SO si no hay sustantivo SUCH si hay sustantivoMadeline es una perra bien gordita. Madeline is such a fat dog. (perra es un sustantivo, por eso usamos SUCH)Madeline es bien gordita. Madeline is so fat. Madeline es una perra tan gordita que no puede correr muy rápido.Madeline is such a fat dog that she can’t run very fast. Madeline es tan gorda que no puede correr muy rápido.Madeline is so fat that she can’t run very fast. Puppy es un perrito muy bonito. Puppy is such a pretty puppy. Puppyes muy bonito. Puppy is so pretty. Puppy es un perrito muy bonito que la gente lo quiere mucho. Puppy is such apretty puppy that everybody loves him a lot. Puppy es muy bonito que toda la gente lo quiere. Puppy is so pretty thateverybody loves him. RECORDATORIO… SUCH va con sustantivo SO no va con sustantivoEnglish on the Rocks @EnglishOTRTo swear - swore - sworn : jurar I swear that it will never happen again! ¡Juro que nunca volverá a ocurrir! Youswore in court that youd tell the truth. Juraste ante el tribunal que dirías la verdad. I have sworn an oath to "love,honour and obey" my wife. He hecho un juramento de "amar, honrar y obedecer" a mi mujer.come of suceder como resultado de un evento o situación What came of your visit to the doctors?. ¿Qué sucedióen tu visita al médico? come over (a) experimentar un sentimiento (b) visitar a alguien en su casa A sense of sa-dness came over me at the funeral. Un sentimiento de tristeza me vino durante ele funeral. Tell your brother to comeover. Dile a tu hermano que nos venga a visitar. come round/around (a) recuperar la conciencia (b) visitar a alguienen su casa, aceptar finalmente. Luckily, Martas mother was with her when she came around. Afortunadamente laMadre de Marta estaba con ella cuando recuperó la consciencia. He spent hous disagreeing with me, but he camearound in the end. Él pasó horas discutiendo conmigo, pero al final lo aceptó.come through (a) sobrevivir, recuperarse, salir ileso (b) with - lograr It was a terrible accident, but everybody camethrough it. Fue un accidente terrible, pero al final todo el mundo salió ileso. After weeks of saving, he finally camethrough with the money. Después de semanas ahorrando, finalmente él logró reunir el dinerocome to (a) sumar, ascender a (b) recobrar el conocimiento I bought a new dress, shoes and gift for the wedding,it came to over 150€. Me he comprado un vestido nuevo, unos zapatos y un regalo para la boda, todo suma más de150 €. It took many hours for Sally to come to. Sally tardó muchas horas en recobrar el conocimiento.(UK) Arse up Cagarla, joderla In the first half of the match we were winning but we arsed it up in the second. Enla primera mitad del partido íbamos ganando, pero la cagamos en la segunda. If I arse up this exam I wont get intouniversity. Si la cago en este examen no entraré en la universidad. Dont forget what youre learning with Englishon the Rocks and you wont arse up your next conversation in English. No olvides lo que están aprendiendo conEnglish on the Rocks y no la cagarás en tu próxima conversación en inglés.to give rise to something dar lugar a algo The pay cuts gave rise to strikes throughout the workforce.Gareth H. Jones @gar_jonesPronunciación de la terminación -ed“d” La mayoría de los verbos arrived /araivd/ llegué, llegó, etc rained /reind/ llovió called /coold/ llamé,llamó, etc“t” Los verbos que acaban con el sonido k, p, s, sh, ch, f walked /uookt/ caminé, caminaron, etchelped /helpt/ ayudé, ayudó, etc missed /mist/ perdí, eché de menos, etc relaxed /rilakst/ me relajé, se relajó,finished /fínisht/ acabé, terminaron, etc watched /uochst/ ví, vió, vieron, etc laughed /laaft/ me reí, se rió, etc“id” (con “i” seca como en “is” o “it”) Los verbos que acaban con el sonido “t” o “d”waited /uéitid/ esperé, esperó, etc accepted /akséptid/ acepté, aceptó, etc decided /disáidid/ decidí, decidió, etcrecommended /recoméndid/ recomendé, recomendó, etc1.stayed (to stay quedarse, alojarse, permanecer) 2.enjoyed (to enjoy disfrutar) 3.smoked (to smoke fumar)4.hoped (to hope esperar (en el sentido de “esperanza”)) 5.guessed (to guess adivinar) 6.produced (to produceproducir) 7.danced (to dance bailar) 8.coughed (to cough /cof/ toser) 9.printed (to print imprimir)10.included (to include incluir)1./steid/ 2./endjoid/ 3./smohkt/ 4./hohpt/ 5./guest/ 6./prodgust/ 7./daanst/ 8./coft/ 9./príntid/ 10./inclúdid/¿Cómo es tu hermano? Whats your brother like? Utiliza "What ..... like?" para "¿Cómo + ser?" o "¿Qué tal + algo?"¿Cómo es el tiempo allí? Whats the weather like there? ¿Qué tal tus vacaciones? What was your holiday like?¡NO CONFUNDAS! instead of en lugar de, en vez de; in spite of a pesar demonicatstocker ?@monicats to be ON the list. Estar en la lista. NO es In the list.
  4. 4. 124BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingKidnappers in Yemen free Finnish couple and Austrian student abducted more than four months ago, officials sayMan Utd confirm Everton manager David Moyes will take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the seasonEvertons David Moyes to join Man Utd from 1 July on 6-year deal, club says in statement to New York StockExchange Over 750 hospital patients in England suffered "should never happen" blunders in past 4 years Bankof England keeps UK interest rates on hold at 0.5% and rules out more quantitative easing Former Sussex Policesergeant James Bowes sentenced to 10 months for selling information to the Sun newspaper Bangladesh Islamistleader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman found guilty on five charges of war crimes from 1971 Pakistani inmate Sanau-llah Ranjay dies after last weeks attack in Indian jail Fire in a clothes factory in #Bangladeshs capital Dhaka kills atleast 7 people, police say Seven killed in a clothes factory fire in #Bangladesh, police say - last month a building ofgarment factories collapsed killing 800 people UK PM @David_Cameron to meet US President @BarackObama atthe White House on Monday to discuss #Syria and the #G8 summitInglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted "Eso es ilegal.":"Thats illegal."English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRfall apart desacerse, caerse a pedazos, fracasar Their marriage fell apart when he went to live abroad. Su matrimo-nio fracasó cuando él se fue a vivir al extranjero. fall back (a) retroceder, replegarse (b) on/ upon - recurrir a algoThe soldiers fell back after the first air raid Los soldados se replegaron después del primer ataque aéreo. Tom willhave to fall back on his mother to pay the rent. Tom tendrá que recurrir a su madre para pagar el alquiler.fall down caerse, hundirse, fallar, fracasar A flowerpot fell down from the balcony and broke my leg. Una macetase cayó del balcón y me rompió la pierna. Our business has fallen down because of the crisis. Nuestro negocio hafracasado a causa de la crisis. fall in (a) caerse, desplomarse (b) with - encontrarse con alguien My car wasntparket at the car park when its roof fell in Mi ciche no estaba aparcado en el aparacamiento cuando se desplomó eltecho. I fell in with María in town this morning. Me encontré con Maria en el centro esta mañana.(UK) Clock Pillar I clocked my boss touching his secretarys ass in his office. Pillé a mi jefe tocando el culo a susecretaria en su oficina. My teacher clocked me cheating in the exam. Mi profesor me pilló copiando en el examen.If I clock you talking to my girlfriend one more time Im going to punch you. Si te pillo hablando con mi novia unavez más voy a darte un puñetazo.to give a bad name to something dar mala fama a algo Their foreign policy gave a bad name to the countries poli-ticians.lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitPull the other one! ¡A otro con ese rollo! "I dont believe a word your saying. Pull the other one!"...My computer mouse broke so I bought a new one, but it does do what the old one did. I suppose you cant teach anew mouse old clicks.cursoingles @curso_de_inglesDo you listen to music #online? Never, rarely, sometimes, often or always?Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones1.to get the wrong end of the stick entender todo mal, coger el rábano por las hojas It doesn’t matter how I try toexplain things to Simon; he always gets the wrong end of the stick. No importa cómo intento explicarle las cosas aSimon: siempre coge el rábano por las hojas.2.to get your hopes up ilusionarse, hacerse ilusiones I’d love that job at Google but I’m not going to get my hopesup as I’m sure there’ll be a load of people applying for it with more experience than me.Me encantaría ese puesto en Google pero no voy a hacerme ilusiones porque estoy seguro de que habrá un montónde gente solicitándolo con más experiencia que yo.3.to get it / something off your chest desahogarse Muy a menudo se dice y se oye to get it off your (my, his, her)chest pero también se puede especificar lo que es it, por ejemplo:Come on Anne, what’s wrong? I can tell something’s bothering you. Why don’t you get it off your chest? VengaAnne, ¿qué te pasa? Puedo notar que te molesta algo. ¿Por qué no te desahogas? I met up with Anne yesterday fora drink; she needed to get a few things off her chest. Quedé con Anne ayer para tomar algo; ella necesitaba desaho-garse un poco.4.to get your bearings orientarse A good way to get your bearings when you visit Barcelona is by taking an openbus tour. Una buena manera de orientarte cuando visitas Barcelona es dar una vuelta en autobús abierto.
  5. 5. 125Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones5.to get one’s wires crossed entender mal, tener un malentendido A: Hey! Weren’t we supposed to meet today at6 o´clock? B: Oh sorry, I must have got my wires crossed. I thought it was tomorrow. A:¿No deberíamos haberquedado hoy a las 18h? B:Lo siento, debo de haber entendido mal. Pensaba que era mañana.to remember recordar, acordarse de to remind recordarle (a alguien)1.Que “acordarse de” sólo significa “to remember”. Así que, al querer traducir “recordar” (recuerdo, recordé, etc) ainglés, si se puede sustituir por “acordarse de” (me acuerdo de, me acordé de, etc), la traducción será “to remember”(I remember, I remembered, etc).2. Que siempre se usa “to remind” con una persona, es decir, siempre debes remind a alguien. Entonces, si en lafrase que quieres traducir no hay un “a alguien”, se puede descartar “to remind”.Remember Debes recordar cerrar la puerta. Debes acordarte de cerrar la puerta. You must remember to close thedoor. ¿Me recuerdas? ¿Te acuerdas de mí? Do you remember me? No tengo facilidad para recordar los nombres.No tengo facilidad para acordarme de los nombres. I’m not good at remembering names. Si mal no recuerdo, / Sirecuerdo bien, … Si mal no me acuerdo, / Si me acuerdo bien, … If I remember well, / If I remember rightly, …Remind ¿Puedes recordarme a qué hora empieza el partido? Can you remind me what time the match starts?Necesitaréis recordarnos dónde vivís. You’ll need to remind us where you live. Recuérdale a tu hermano que letoca lavar los platos (que es su turno de lavar los platos). Remind your brother that it’s his turn to wash the dishes.¿Puedo recordarte que estamos hablando detu futuro? Can / May I remind you that we are talking about your future?1.Recordarle alguien a alguien to remind somebody of somebody 2.Recordarle a algo a alguien [algo activaun recuerdo del pasado] to remind somebody of something 3.Recordarle algo a alguien [(a.) alguien activa unrecuerdo del pasado o (b.) alguien dice algo para que no se olvide algo del futuro] to remind somebody aboutsomething 4.Recordarle a alguien que + subjuntivo to remind somebody to + infinitive1.Me recuerda a mi abuelo. He reminds me of my grandfather. Les recuerdo a su madre. I remind them of theirmother. 2.El olor a pan recién horneado me recordó a los veranos en casa de mi abuelos. The smell of freshly bakedbread reminded me of (the) summers at my grandparents’ house. Ver a los niños jugando en la calle me recuerda ami niñez. Seeing those children playing in the street reminds me of my childhood. 3a.Él nos recordó la última vezque nos vió cuando fuimos a ver un musical a Londres. He reminded us about the last time he saw us when we wentto see a musical in London. No me recuerdes la fiesta de la semana pasada; ¡qué desastre! Don’t remind me aboutthe party last week; what a disaster! 3b.¿Les recuerdas lo del partido del sábado, por favor? Will you remind themabout the match on Saturday, please? Recuérdale lo de la reunión de mañana. Remind him / her about the meetingtomorrow. 4.¿Puedes recordarme que vaya al banco? Can you remind me to go to the bank? Recuérdame que es-criba a mi madre. Remind me to write to my mother. Recuérdales que arreglen el grifo. Remind them to fix the tap.1.Recuerda echar la carta. 2.¿Puedes recordarme que eche la carta? 3.Lo siento pero no recuerdo tu nombre. 4.¿Merecuerdas lo que es, por favor? 5.No olvides recordarles lo del concierto de la semana que viene. 6.El documentalsobre el carnaval de Río de Janeiro nos recordó a nuestras vacaciones en Brasil hace tres años. 7.¿Por qué Davidsiempre nos recuerda esas fotos embarazosas? 1.Remember to post the letter! 2.Can you remind me to post theletter? 3.I’m sorry but I don’t remember your name. 4.Will you remind me what it is, please? 5.Don’t forget toremind them about the concert next week. 6.The documentary on / about the Rio de Janeiro carnival reminded us ofour holiday in Brazil three years ago. 7.Why does David always remind us about those embarrassing photos?1.oler a to smell of un olor a a smell of. Tanto el verbo como el sustantivo van seguidos de la preposición "of"2.The bakery smells of freshly baked bread (pan recién horneado). There is a smell of sweat (sudor) in the gymBBC Breaking News @BBCBreakingBritish Olympic medallist Andrew Simpson (@AndrewBSimpson) died when yacht training for Americas Cup cap-sized One dead, one injured as Swedish yacht #Artemis training for @americascup capsizes in San Francisco Bay:One person dies as Swedish yacht training for Americas Cup (@americascup) capsizes in San Francisco Bay, USofficials confirm Prince Harry meets military families at Michelle Obama-hosted White House eventOM Personal English @ompersonalGET ALONG WITH have a friendly relationship My dog doesnt get along with your cat Mi perro no se lleva bientu gato.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingEscaped prisoner Ryan McDonald recaptured after raid on house in Salford, Greater Manchester Police sayYacht of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson, killed in San Francisco, "nosedived" but water conditions normal
  6. 6. 126BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingFugitive prisoner caught in police raid in Salford David Cameron says if Abu #Qatada leaves UK voluntarily"frankly Ill be one of the happiest people in Britain" Earths carbon dioxide levels exceed 400 parts per million forfirst time in human history, US researchers say Ariel Castro, accused of holding 3 women for decade in Ohio, isfather of captives 6-yr-old daughter, tests confirm Woman taken to military hospital after being pulled alive frombuilding which collapsed in #Bangladesh 17 days ago Bangladesh rescue workers free surviving woman namedReshma from collapsed building in Dhaka, 17 days after it collapsed Bangladesh army says woman found alive 17days after Dhaka building collapse has no "significant" injuries Rescuers in Bangladesh say possible survivor loca-ted in remains of factory building, 17 days after its collapse British sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who died afteryacht capsized in US, pictured at 2008 Beijing Olympics 1,000 people are now known to have died in the #Bangla-desh clothes factory building collapseInglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted "Eres un cerdo.":"Youre a pig."SELVA inglés ?@SELVAinglesWhat do you have too much of? I have too much work. (no se puede contar “work” porque no se dice “works”, almenos en inglés no se dice) I have too much free time Tengo demasiado tiempo libre I have too much food in mykitchen Tengo demasiada comida en la cocinaWhat do you have too many of? I have too many chores. (Se puede contar “chores”.) I have too many things inmy head Tengo demasiadas cosas en mi cabeza I have too many shoes Tengo demasiados zapatosThis is my bike. Esta es mi bicicleta. That is your pencil. Ese es tu lápiz. Those are his shoes. Esos zapatos son deél. These are her sandals. Estas sandalias son de ella. Its fur is black. Su pelo es negro. Our car is broken down.Nuestro coche está descompuesto. Their children are grown. Sus niños son adultos. This pen is mine. Esta plumaes mía. That book is yours. Ese libro es tuyo. These cigarettes are his. Estos cigarillos son suyos. Those socks arehers. Estos calcetines son suyos. The mind has its reasons and the heart has its. El cerebro tiene sus razones y elcorázon tiene las suyas. Ours hasn’t arrived yet. La de nosotros no ha llegado todavía. Theirs arrived last week.La de ellos llegó la semana pasada.1.Paul and Jeannie are going to visit ________ friends tomorrow. B.their Su de ellos, adjetivo 2.Pedro usuallygoes to England for ________ holidays. A.his Su de él, adjetivo 3.Sheila is buying a present for ________ mo-ther. A.her Su de ella, adjetivo 4.We are living in ________ new home. B.our Nuestra, adjetivo5."Is this your car?" "No, its ________" D.hers El único pronombre de la lista 6."Is this your computer?" "Yes,its ________" B.mine "Sí, es mío" 7. Im reading my book and youre reading ________ D.yours "El tuyo",pronombre 8.Our dog has ________ own place here. D.All are possible Los animales de compañía pueden tenersexo, y podemos referirnos a ellos como "he", "she" o "it 9.The praying mantis eats ________ partner after sexC.its Los insectos no pueden ser "he" o "she", siempre "it 10.Bert and Ernie, ________ parents are here! A.yourVuestros, adjetivoEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRcarry away (get carried away) dejarse llevar, cometer actos desmedidos, entusiasmarse My son normally getsa little carried away on his birthday. Mi hijo suele entusiasmarse un poco en su cumpleaños. carry off ganar unpremio Mary carried off a gold medal in the swimming championship. Mary ganó una medalla de oro en el cam-peonato de natación. carry on (a) seguir/continuar Please, carry on the way you are; I am only here to observe.Por favor, continúa como lo estás haciendo: sólo estoy aquí para observar. After the divorce we just carried on withour lives. Después del divorcio simplemente continuamos con nuestras vidas.carry out (a) an investigation - llevar a cabo una investigación (b) a survey - realizar una encuesta (c) a promise -cumplir una promesa The police will carry out an investigation and inform the press of any new developments.La policía llevará a cabo una investigación e informará a la prensa de cualquier novedad. We will carry out a surveyto see if our clients are happy with our service. Realizaremos una encuesta para ver si nuestros clientes están satis-fechos con nuestros servicios. I am a man of my word, I always carry out my promises. Soy un hombre de palabra,siempre cumplo mis promesas, carry through llevar a cabo/a término The plan was carried through to perfection,thanks for your help. El plan se llevó a cabo a la perfección, gracias por vuestra ayuda.grave - graver - the gravest : grave My grandfather has a grave illness. Mi abuelo tiene una grave enfermedad.The cultural impact of unemployment is far graver than politicians would like us to believe. El impacto cultural deldesempleo es mucho más grave de lo que los politicos quieren hacernos creer. The single minded pursuit of profitrepresents the gravest threat to world peace.La obsesiva persecución de beneficios representa la amenaza más grave
  7. 7. 127para la paz mundial.English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRBotch up Pifiar, hacer una chapuza Dont botch up this exam! ¡No la pifies en este examen! Im nervous aboutthe speech because if I botch something up people will laugh at me. Estoy nerviosa por el discurso, si hago una cha-puza la gente se reirá de mi. I like your girlfriend, shes nice, try not to botch it up. Me gusta tu novia, es agradable,trata de no pifiarla.to do a 180 dar media vuelta When the bell rang, the student did a 180 and ran to class.Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesDon’t let me keep you No dejes que te entretenga, A: Im afraid I have to leave now to catch my train B: Ok,dont let me keep youlamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitWe Are Family. I prefer the original by The Pointer Sisters, but I couldnt find a version with lyrics:...Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jones1.to get the wrong end of the stick entender todo mal, coger el rábano por las hojas It doesn’t matter how I try toexplain things to Simon; he always gets the wrong end of the stick. No importa cómo intento explicarle las cosas aSimon: siempre coge el rábano por las hojas.2.to get your hopes up ilusionarse, hacerse ilusiones I’d love that job at Google but I’m not going to get my hopesup as I’m sure there’ll be a load of people applying for it with more experience than me.Me encantaría ese puesto en Google pero no voy a hacerme ilusiones porque estoy seguro de que habrá un montónde gente solicitándolo con más experiencia que yo.3.to get it / something off your chest desahogarse Come on Anne, what’s wrong? I can tell something’s botheringyou. Why don’t you get it off your chest? Venga Anne, ¿qué te pasa? Puedo notar que te molesta algo. ¿Por quéno te desahogas? I met up with Anne yesterday for a drink; she needed to get a few things off her chest. Quedé conAnne ayer para tomar algo; ella necesitaba desahogarse un poco.4.to get your bearings orientarse A good way to get your bearings when you visit Barcelona is by taking an openbus tour. Una buena manera de orientarte cuando visitas Barcelona es dar una vuelta en autobús abierto.5.to get one’s wires crossed entender mal, tener un malentendido A:Hey! Weren’t we supposed to meet todayat 6 o´clock? B:Oh sorry, I must have got my wires crossed. I thought it was tomorrow. A:¿No deberíamos haberquedado hoy a las 18h? B:Lo siento, debo de haber entendido mal. Pensaba que era mañana.It makes sense Tiene sentido (literalmente: hace sentido). No se dice "it has sense"BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingDeath toll after #Turkey car bomb attacks rises above 40 Pakistan election commission orders re-run of polling insome parts of Karachi Iran ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani registers for June presidential electionEgyptian police arrest al-Qaeda-linked militants planning suicide attack against foreign embassy 18 now confirmeddead after two car bombs exploded in Turkish town of Reyhanli on border with Syria "Our security forces will takeall necessary measures" - Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu as blasts death toll reaches 13 Fire engines leave WhiteHouse in Washington, after smoke caused alert in West Wing, no reports of injuries 4 dead, 18 injured after explo-sions in Turkish town of Reyhanli on border with Syria Several reported injured by blasts at municipal building inTurkish town on border with Syria Former Egyptian President Hosni #Mubarak arrives at court on stretcher for startof his retrial Ten people killed in bomb attack on polling day in #Pakistan city of Karachi, police say Guatemalasformer military leader Efrain Rios Montt found guilty of genocide during 1980s civil warEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRsee about (a) pensar, considerar (b) ocuparse de Mike likes singing, Ill see about giving him a karaoke machinefor his graduation. A Mike le gusta cantar, estoy pensando en comprarle un karaoke por su graduación. Dont worryif youre busy, Ill see about it. No te preocupes si estás ocupado, yo me encargo de ello. see in hacer pasar, recibirAs soon as I finish the meeting see Rachel in. En cuanto acabe la reunión haz pasar a Rachel. see into investigar,examinar The vet is seeing into a new treatment for my parrot. El veterinario está investigando un nuevo trata-miento para mi loro. see off ir a despedir My brothers and I went to the airport to see my cousin off. Mis herma-nos y yo fuimos al aeropuerto a despedir a mi primo.Itchy feet Inquieto Dan has lived in three countries this year. He has an itchy feet. Dan ha vivido en tres paíseseste año. No puede estar quieto. Could you please sit down and relax? youve got an itchy feet! ¿Podrías, por favor,sentarte y relajarte? ¡No paras!
  8. 8. 128English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRI need itchy feet people in my company! ¡Necesito gente inquieta en mi empresa!to lay down the law dar órdenes At 9am the boss comes in and lays down the law to the staff.BBC Breaking News @BBCBreakingThird explosion in Turkish border town of Reyhanli, hours after two bombs killed at least 40Gareth H. Jones @gar_jonesto tell What did Martha tell you about her new relationship? ¿Qué te contó Martha de su nueva relación?to tell a joke contar un chiste Are you good at telling jokes? ¿Tienes facilidad para contar chistes? to tell a storycontar una historia / un cuento My mother used to tell me children’s stories before I went to sleep when I was achild. Mi madre me contaba / solía contar cuentos infantiles antes de que me fuera a dormir cuando era pequeño. totell a secret contar un secreto You can’t trust him; he always tells secrets. No puedes confiar en él; siempre dicesecretos.to tell the difference notar / distinguir la diferencia Can you tell the difference between a merlot and a cabernet?¿Puedes distinguir / notar la diferencia entre un merlot y un cabernet? No I can’t. You can tell I’m not an expert onFrench wines, right? No. Se puede notar que no soy experto en los vinos franceses, ¿verdad?I tell you! I paid the bill! I don’t know why they’ve sent us a reminder. ¡Te lo aseguro! ¡Ya he pagado la factura!No sé por qué nos han enviado un aviso. This is the best lamb I’ve ever tasted, I tell you! Éste es el mejor corderoque he probado nunca, ¡te lo aseguro!to tell off regañar His mother told him off for hitting his sister. Su madre lo regañó por pegar a su hermana.to tell on (somebody) chivarse Given that he always misbehaves, his sister tells on him a lot. Puesto que siemprese porta mal, su hermana se chiva muchoEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRfall apart deshacerse, caerse a pedazos, fracasar Their marriage fell apart when he went to live abroad. Su matri-monio fracasó cuando él se fue a vivir al extranjero. fall back (a) retroceder, replegarse (b) on/ upon - recurrir aalgo The soldiers fell back after the first air raid Los soldados se replegaron después del primer ataque aéreo.Tom will have to fall back on his mother to pay the rent. Tom tendrá que recurrir a su madre para pagar el alquiler.fall down caerse, hundirse, fallar, fracasar A flowerpot fell down from the balcony and broke my leg. Una macetase cayó del balcón y me rompió la pierna. Our business has fallen down because of the crisis. Nuestro negocio hafracasado a causa de la crisis.fall in (a) caerse, desplomarse (b) with - encontrarse con alguien My car wasnt parket at the car park when its rooffell in Mi ciche no estaba aparcado en el aparacamiento cuando se desplomó el techo. I fell in with María in townthis morning. Me encontré con Maria en el centro esta mañana.to call in sick dar parte de enfermo Rob wont be here today. He called in sick this morning.To crack up Morirse de risa Every time you imitate the boss we crack up. Cada vez que imitas al jefe nos morimosde risa. Tom fell but I couldnt help him up because I was cracking up. Tom se cayó pero no pude ayudarlo a levan-tarse porque me estaba partiendo de risa Rose cracked up when she saw your new boyfriends face. Rose se partióde risa al ver la cara de tu nuevo novio.El blog para aprender inglés1)"to have something/anything left"- "There is/are anything/something left". Se traduce por "quedar (algo de algo)."Are there any beers left? ¿Quedan cervezas? How many eggs do you have left? ¿Cuántos huevos (te) quedan? Thereis nothing left. No queda nada. Do you have any money left? ¿Te queda algo de dinero? She never has anything left.A ella nunca le queda nada.2)Still have Se traduce por "todavía queda". You still have half an hour to finish the exam. Todavía te queda (tienes)media hora para acabar el examen. I still have to do two more exercises. Me quedan dos ejercicios por hacer. Theystill have a lot to do. Aún les queda mucho por hacer.3)Only se traduce por "quedan solo". Only one day to finish the project. (Queda) Solo un día para acabar el pro-yecto. There is only one thing for her to do. Solo le queda una cosa por hacer. There are only two hours to go beforeI leave. Quedan solo dos horas para mi partida.4)To have- more/else se traduce por "quedar...por" They have one more email to write. Les queda por escribir unemail. We have four more places to visit. Nos quedan cuatro sitios por visitar. How many more books do you haveto read? ¿Cuántos libros te quedan por leer?¿Sabes como se dice "me lo quedo" (cuando compras algo)? Ill take it.
  9. 9. 129El blog para aprender inglés1.No me queda leche. 2.¿Te queda algo de dinero? 3.No nos queda nada por hacer. 4.Nos queda un largo caminopor recorrer. 5.No nos queda tiempo. 6.Nos queda una carta por escribir. 7.Nos quedan solo dos horas para acabar elproyecto. 8.Todavía me queda dos cosas por hacer. 9.¿Queda algo de pan? 10.No me lo quedo.1.I dont have any milk left. 2.Do yo have some/any money left? 3.We dont have anything else to do. 4.We stillhave a long way to go. 5 We dont have any time left. 6.We have one more letter to write. 7.There are only a twohours to finish the project. 8.I (still) have two more thing to do. 9.Is there any bread left? 10.I wont take it.1.Which solo se usa con cosas. That, con personas y cosas. The man that which you met at my place. El hombreque conociste en mi casa. Nota: No puedo usar "which" porque estoy hablando de una persona "The man". Tam-bién podría usar "who" en este caso. Those cakes, which/that you liked so much, were made by my mother. Lastartas, que tanto te gustaron, fueron hechas por mi madre.2.Con "that" añadimos información que Sí es esencial para que la oración se entienda. Con "which" añadimos infor-mación que NO es esencial para que la oración se entienda.Those are the shoes that I bought yesterday. Esos son los zapatos que compré ayer. I bought a pair of new shoes,which Ill be wearing tomorrow. Me compré un par de zapatos nuevos que me pondré mañana.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingYoungest victim of New Orleans shooting believed to be 10 yrs old. Local U.S media report suspects still at largeAt least a dozen injured following shooting at Mothers Day parade in New Orleans Olivia Colman wins two #Baf-ta awards - for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy Man Utd 2-1 Swansea. Sir Alex Fergusonsfinal game at Old Trafford ends with #mufc win Four of eight Turks seized by Taliban in Afghanistan are freed, saysTurkish PM Erdogan Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix with Kimi Raikkonen second and Felipe Massathird UK LibDems say Education Minister Michael Gove is silly to say Deputy PM Nick Clegg is facing leadershipchallenge UK fugitive Andrew Moran, convicted of armed robbery, detained on Spains Costa Blanca One of UKsmost wanted fugitives Andrew Terence Moran arrested in Spain 15-year-old boy is arrested over acid attack on wo-man in her east London home Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan: "We will not be dragged into quagmire in Syria",after bombs kill 46 in border town UK Education Secretary Michael Gove tells BBC he would vote to leave EU ifreferendum was held now 9 people arrested over Turkish blasts which killed 43 near Syria borderlamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitNothing gives me more pl“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”To babble balbucear. "What are you babbling on about?"Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesrole model modelo a seguir, These days football players are role models for youngsters.to glimpse alcanzar a ver, vislumbrar ver brevemente o parcialmente I glimpsed the squirrel running through thebushes. Vislumbré la ardilla corriendo a través de los arbustos. We glimpsed David Beckham through the windowof his car when he sped off from the stadium. Alcanzamos a ver a David Beckham por la ventanilla de su cochecuando salió a toda velocidad del estadio. I caught a glimpse of the squirrel running through the bushes.We caught a glimpse of David Beckham through the window of his car when he sped off from the stadium.to glance (at) mirar (brevemente) echar una mirada a algo muy brevemente o con prisa.He glanced at his watch and realised that he was running late. Él miró (brevemente) su reloj y se dio cuenta de queiba tarde. The man noticed that the attractive woman at the bar was glancing at him from time to time. El hombre sefijó en que la mujer atractiva en la barra le miraba de hito en hito.to gaze (at) mirar (larga y fijamente) mirar, en el sentido de contemplar, algo distante Sitting on the beach, she ga-zed at the sunset wishing that her holiday would never end. Sentada en la playa, miró la puesta del sol deseando quesus vacaciones nunca acabaran. The two lovers gazed into each other’s eyes as if they could see each other’s soul.Los dos amantes se miraron a los ojos como si pudieran ver el alma del otro.to stare (at) mirar (fijamente), quedarse mirando, clavarle los ojos, tener los ojos clavados en, mirar con indiscre-ción mirar algo o a alguien, normalmente con los ojos bien abiertos He stared at the painting for ages. Él miró elcuadro durante una eternidad. Don’t stare at him like that! It’s rude! ¡No te quedes mirándole así! ¡Es maleducado!to glare (at) mirar enfurecido (a) fulminar a alguien con la mirada The footballer glared at the manager after beingsubstituted. El futbolista miró enfurecido al entrenador después de ser sustituido.
  10. 10. 1210Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesHe glared at his sister when she put her foot in it regarding the surprise for their parents. Él miró enfurecido a suhermana cuando metió la pata en cuanto a la sorpresa para sus padres.to peep (at) mirar (a hurtadillas) mirar rápida y furtivamente Some children like to peep at their presents beforeChristmas and they look for them throughout the house. A algunos niños les gusta mirar sus regalos antes de laNavidad y los buscan por toda la casa. My neighbour is very nosey; he always peeps at whoever comes to my housefrom behind his curtains. Mi vecino es muy entrometido; siempre mira a cualquiera que viene a mi casa desde de-trás de sus cortinas.to peer (at) mirar mirar detenidamente, curiosamente o con ojos de miope She opened the door carefully and peeredat her children while they slept. Ella abrió cuidadosamente la puerta y miró detenidamente a sus hijos mientrasdormían. He peered through the darkness trying to make out the shapes in front of him. Él miró en la oscuridad conojos de miope intentando atisbar las formas delante de él.to regard mirar, observar, contemplar mirar atentamente, observar continuamenteTo regard tiene más usos y significados además de mirar pero este post se limitará al uso para mirar. Del verbo fran-cés “regarder” (mirar), to regard se encuentra más en la literatura que en la lengua hablada.Susan regarded her brother wondering what he might be thinking. Susan observó a su hermano preguntándose quépodría estar pensando. The First Officer regarded the captain and decided against defying him. El Primer Oficialcontempló al capitán y decidió no desafiarlo.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingTurkish F-16 fighter jet which lost contact has crashed in south of country near border with Syria Prison was "hum-bling & sobering experience", says ex-UK cabinet minister Chris #Huhne as he returns home from jail British fu-gitive Andrew Moran, wanted over armed robbery, accepts request to be extradited from Spain to UK Stuart Hazellpleads guilty after initially denying murder of schoolgirl Stuart Hazell, 37, pleads guilty to the murder of 12-year-old #Tia Sharp in London Roadside bomb in southern #Afghanistan kills at least 10 civilians, including women andchildren, police say PM @David_Cameron accuses Tories calling for UK to leave EU of "throwing in the towel"before negotiations begin Two children and 17 adults wounded in New Orleans shooting; police seek three suspectsEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRBullshit Chorrada, gilipollez Stop giving me your bullshit excuses. Para de darme tus estúpidas excusas. Thepoliticians speech was very moving, but Im pretty sure its all bullshit. El discurso del político fue muy conmove-dor, pero estoy seguro de que son todo gilipolleces. No more bullshit, tell me the truth! ¡No más chorradas, dime laverdad! to give way dar paso, ceder Be careful! The floor boards could give way at any moment!monicatstocker ?@monicatsprofits beneficios económicos benefits beneficios no económicoslamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitTo be broke estar arruinado “I can’t lend you any money this month, I’m...“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jones1.to get the wrong end of the stick entender todo mal, coger el rábano por las hojas It doesn’t matter how I try toexplain things to Simon; he always gets the wrong end of the stick. No importa cómo intento explicarle las cosas aSimon: siempre coge el rábano por las hojas.2.to get your hopes up ilusionarse, hacerse ilusiones I’d love that job at Google but I’m not going to get my hopesup as I’m sure there’ll be a load of people applying for it with more experience than me. Me encantaría ese puestoen Google pero no voy a hacerme ilusiones porque estoy seguro de que habrá un montón de gente solicitándolo conmás experiencia que yo.3.to get it / something off your chest desahogarse Come on Anne, what’s wrong? I can tell something’s botheringyou. Why don’t you get it off your chest? Venga Anne, ¿qué te pasa? Puedo notar que te molesta algo. ¿Por quéno te desahogas? I met up with Anne yesterday for a drink; she needed to get a few things off her chest. Quedé conAnne ayer para tomar algo; ella necesitaba desahogarse un poco.4.to get your bearings orientarse A good way to get your bearings when you visit Barcelona is by taking an openbus tour. Una buena manera de orientarte cuando visitas Barcelona es dar una vuelta en autobús abierto.5.to get one’s wires crossed entender mal, tener un malentendido A:Hey!Weren’t we supposed to meet today at 6o´clock? B:Oh sorry, I must have got my wires crossed. I thought it was tomorrow.
  11. 11. 1211A:¿No deberíamos haber quedado hoy a las 18h? B:Lo siento, debo de haber entendido mal. Pensaba que eramañana.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingBarackObama offers support to Cameron on EU: "You want to see if you can fix whats broken before you break itoff" Car bomb explodes outside Jalaa hospital in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi At least 9 dead and 17 injuredafter car bomb explodes outside hospital in Libyan city of Imran Khan will walk again within two weeks, as herecovers from fall during Pakistan elections, doctors tell Italian prosecutor demands 6-year prison term and lifetimeban on politics for former PM Silvio #BerlusconiGareth H. Jones ?@gar_jones1. to regret (+ infinitivo) lamentar to regret (+ verbo-ing) arrepentirse de.I regret to inform you (Lamento informarte) I regret informing you (Me arrepiento de informarte)Augmented reality telescopes in Western Europes tallest building: The Shard in LondonEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTR"To be afraid" significa 1) sentir, lamentar 2) temerse que.. Im afraid I cant lend you any money. Lamento nopoder prestarte dinero. Im afraid hes going to be late again. Me temo que él va a llegar tarde otra vez."To be afraid of" significa 1) tener miedo a algo. 2) temer que algo vaya a ocurrir en contra de tu voluntad.Im afraid of heights! ¡Tengo miedo a las alturas! Im afraid of telling my father that I dented the car. Temo decirlea mi padre que he abollado el coche."To be too afraid to" significa tener mucho/demasiado miedo a hacer algo, no atreverse por miedo.Im too afraid to drive in the dark. Tengo demasiado miedo a conducir en la oscuridad."To be afraid so" significa temer que sí. Is your dad angry with you? Im afraid so. ¿Está tu padre enfadado con-tigo? Me temo que sí."To be afraid not" significa temer que no. Will he come to your party? Im afraid not. ¿Vendrá él a tu fiesta? Metemo que no.pull ahead adelantar John pulled ahead in the final lap and won the medal. John tomó la delantera en la últimavuelta y ganó la medalla. pull apart (a) separar (b) criticar duramente I couldnt pull the dogs apart when theyfought in the park. No podía separar a los perros cuando se pelearon en el parque. His last film was pulled apart bythe movie critics. Su última película fue duramente criticada por los críticos de cine.pull at tirar de algo varias veces The kid was pulling at his mums coat until he got what he wanted. El niño estu-vo tirando del abrigo de su madre hasta que consiguió lo que quería. pull away (a) arrancar (b) apartarse brusca-mente The cab pulled away suddenly knocking me down. El taxi arrancó de repente atropellándome. I wanted tokiss my nephew but he pulled away. Quería dar un beso a mi sobrino pero éste se apartó.pull back retirarse The Prime Minister said that army is going to pull back. El presidente del gobierno dijo que elejército va a retirarse.pull down derribar, demoler The house was so old that we had to pull down the whole roof. La casa era tan viejaque tuvimos que derribar el tejado entero. pull for alentar We were pulling for our team until the last minute Es-tuvimos alentando a nuestro equipo hasta el último minuto. pull in estacionar It took me an hour to pull in in thecentre of town. Tardé una hora en aparcar en el centro de la ciudad. pull off llevar a cabo The plan was pulled offexactly as I wanted. El plan se llevó a cabo exactamente como yo quería.dull - duller - the dullest : aburrido, soso, mate, sin brillo He is so dull I find it hard not to sleep when he talks. Éles tan soso, me es difícil no dormirme cuando habla. Female birds have duller feathers than males. Las plumas delas aves hembra tienen menos brillo que las de los machos. He writes the dullest blog I have ever read. Él escribe elblog más aburrido que he leído nunca."Holding a referendum on #EU membership now is not in our interest" - UK PM @David_Cameron.BBC Breaking News @BBCBreakingMeans for changing appearance found on alleged US spy arrested in Moscow for "trying to recruit agent" Securityservices in Moscow detain suspected #CIA agent, Russian news reports say No further action to be taken by Lon-don police against #Saviles ex-producer Ted Beston, arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in 2012 Stuart Hazelljailed for life with minimum term of 30 years for the murder of south London schoolgirl Angelina Jolie says doctorsestimated she had 87% risk of breast cancer & she "decided to be proactive" Angelina Jolie reveals in @NYTimesOp-Ed that she has undergone preventive double mastectomy to reduce risk of cancerUp to 200 displaced Rohingyas missing after boat evacuating them in advance of a cyclone in Burma capsized, say
  12. 12. 1212aid agency sources UK football manager Roberto Mancini sacked by Manchester City UK Conservatives to publishdraft parliamentary bill on Tuesday for in/out EU referendum by end of 2017 Dr Kermit Gosnell faces possible dea-th penalty, after being found guilty of killing 3 new-born babies in Philadelphia US abortion doctor found guilty ofmurder of three babies born alive in Philadelphia Suicide attack on Georgian base in Afghanistans Helmand provin-ce leaves 3 soldiers dead Saudi Arabian man detained at Detroit airport, charged with making false statement aboutpressure cooker carried on flight from Amsterdam Three Georgian soldiers killed during insurgent attack on Natobase in south of Afghanistan - Georgian defence ministerEnglish on the Rocks ‫‏‬@EnglishOTRBang on Perfecto, exacto This "Slang" article is bang on! ¡Este artículo de jerga es perfecto! If I keep studyingwith EnglishOTR my English will be bang on. Si sigo estudiando con EnglishOTR mi inglés será perfecto. Youranswer was bang on, congratulations. Tu respuesta ha sido exacta, enhorabuena.to take for granted dar paso, ceder I used to take him for granted so he left me a year ago!cursoingles ‫‏‬@curso_de_inglesIs she tall? Yes, she is. (¿Ella es alta? Sí, lo es.) Have you got a pet? No, I havent. (¿Tienes una mascota? No, notengo.) Does he work in a school? No, he doesnt. (¿Trabaja en una escuela? No, no trabaja.) Did you like NewYork? Yes, I did. (¿Te gustó Nueva York? Sí, me gustó.) Do their children play sports? Yes, they do. (¿Sus hijosjuegan deportes? Sí, juegan.) What have you got in your bag? (¿Qué tienes en tu bolsa?) Where are you? (¿Dóndeestás?) When is he available? (¿Cuándo está disponible?) How are the cookies? (¿Cómo están las galletas?) Whatdo you like to eat? (¿Qué te gusta comer?) Where does she work? (¿Dónde trabaja?) When do they go on vacation?(¿Cuándo te vas de vacaciones?) Why do you study English? (¿Por qué estudias inglés?) What are you thinkingabout? (¿En qué estás pensando?) Wheres she driving to? (¿A dónde conduce?) Who are they laughing at? (¿Dequién te estás riendo?) Who did you call last night? (¿A quién llamaste anoche?) What did you do to yourself?(¿Qué te has hecho?) Who called last night? (¿Quién llamó anoche?) What happened to you? (¿Qué te ha pasado?)Danny asks the teacher a question. (Danny pregunta al profesor.) Who did Danny ask? The teacher. (¿A quién pre-guntó Danny? Al profesor.) Who asks the question? Danny. (¿Quién preguntó? Danny.) What do you want? ¿Quéquieres? Where do they live? ¿Dónde viven? When do you go to work? ¿Cuándo vas a tu trabajo?Who is he? ¿Quién es él? Whose bag is this? ¿De quién es esta bolsa? Why are they here? ¿Por qué están aquí?Which car is his? ¿Cuál es su coche? How are you? ¿Cómo estás?BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingUS Attorney General Eric Holder says he was not involved when Associated Press reporters phone records wereobtained by Justice Department Nigerias president has declared a state of emergency in three northern states: Ada-mawa, Borno and Yobe, citing insecurity. Three reported dead and 100 feared trapped after building under cons-truction collapses in north-eastern Rwanda - government sources Do you think that the UK should remain a memberof the EU? Six girls aged 11-15 were drugged and abused by Oxford grooming gang - seven men found guilty. Avictims story Seven members of the prostitution and sex abuse ring now found guilty. One defendant has just hitanother in the dock. Guilty verdicts for sex grooming ring accused of raping and exploiting children in OxfordVerdicts in Oxford grooming trial, involving gang-members of Pakistani and North African heritage Turkeys PMconfirms release of remaining four Turkish hostages held by Taliban in Afghanistan US diplomat Ryan Fogle detai-ned in Moscow for alleged spying to be expelled - Russian foreign ministry Roadside bomb kills four soldiers ser-ving with Nato-led forces in Afghanistans Kandahar province A Sun journalist and an HMRC officer & his partnerto be charged over alleged inappropriate payments to public officials, UK prosecutors say UK troop deployments toAfghanistan "may" be extended for up to 9 months, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPslamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitTo be chuffed (pleased) estar encantado “I’m really chuffed with my new mobile...Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesTolls peajes British drivers have to get used to paying (acostumbrarse a pagar) tolls when driving on the continent.English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRto be well up on saber mucho de algo Johnny is a real "film buff": hes 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 firmede hacer algo Im out to get my degree, so Ill give up working to study. Quiero graduarme, así que voy a dejar detrabajar para estudiar. to be in for estar por experimentar algo desagradable Steven is in for a severe scolding.Steven esta esperando una reprimenda severa.
  13. 13. 1213English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRto be around estar cerca/ por los alrededores Ill be around in case you need some help. Estaré por aquí en caso deque necesites ayuda. to be behind with estar atrasado con I have had so many meetings that Im behind with mywork now. He tenido tantas reuniones que ahora me atrasé con mi trabajo.Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jones1.to study estudiar You must study if you want to pass the exams Tienes que estudiar si quieres aprobar los exá-menes 2.a study un estudio (intelectual) The doctor has a study at home There have been many studies on clima-te change #inglés 3.a studio un estudio (artístico, creativo) a television studio, a recording studio, a dance studio,an art studio too much time demasiado tiempo too many times demasiadas vecesBBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreaking"Hes not a monster & shouldnt be demonised" - lawyer says Ariel Castro to deny kidnap & rape of 3 women inOhio Ariel Castro, accused of holding 3 women hostage for decade in #Cleveland, Ohio, intends to plead not guiltyto all charges Ex-head of #Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith OBrien, to leave country "for severalmonths" for "prayer & penance", Vatican says Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is arrested on suspicion ofrape, police say French footballer Loic Remy, who plays for English side QPR, & 2 other men held in London overalleged rape of woman Period of falling unemployment in UK "seems to have come to an end", Recession deepensacross #eurozone, with overall contraction of 0.2% in first quarter of 2013 UK unemployment total rose by 15,000in the January to March period to 2.52 million More than 50 people arrested in the largest-ever number of coordi-nated raids in #London "At 34, it is right to stand aside" - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand retires fromEngland Taiwan recalls envoy & suspends hiring of Filipino workers amid row over fisherman shot by PhilippinecoastguardInglesParaUsted ?@InglesParaUsted "Hoy fue mi último día.":"Today was my last day."English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRrun to extenderse, elevarse a, ascender a The bill runs to 70€. Would you like to pay by cash, or card?. La factu-ra asciende a 70 €. ¿Querrías pagar con efectivo o tarjeta? run down (a) agotarse (b) menospreciar, criticar Thecar battery has run down, call a mechanic. La batería del coche se ha agotado, llama a un mecánico. My brother isalways running me down. Mi hermano siempre me está criticando.run around (a) ir corriendo de aquí para allá (b) after - hacer un montón de cosas por alguien cuando deberías hacermás por tí mismo (c) with - salir con, juntarse con, andar con Ive been running around all day, would you help me?He estado corriendo de acápara allá todo el día, ¿me ayudas? My Italian grandmother was always running aroundafter me when I was young. Mi abuela italiana estaba siempre estaba haciendo las cosas que yo debía hacer cuandoera joven. I saw your boyfriend running around with another guy. Vi a tu novio junto a otro tío.run across tropezarse con, encontrarse con I ran across your brother in the supermarket. Me encontré con tu her-mano en el supermercado.run through echar un vistazo, ensayar We should run through the report one more time before we make our pre-sentation. Deberíamos echar un vistazo al informe ona vez más antes de hacer nuestra presentación.To weep - wept - wept : llorar Dont weep! Itll be over soon. ¡No llores! Se pasará pronto. She saw that her baghad been stolen and she wept. Ella vio que su bolsa había sido robada y lloró. I havent wept in years. No he lloradoen años.to give pause (for thought) dar que pensar Dr. Hubbles speech on child labour gave us pause.(USA) Lard ass Gordo/a, seboso/a I thought she was pregnant, apparently shes just a lard ass. Creía que estabaembarazada, aparentemente está sólo gorda. Ive turned into a lard ass since I stopped exercising. Me convertí en unseboso desde que paré de hacer ejercicio. I was a lard ass when I was young. I destroyed all my childhood photos.Era gordo cuando era pequeño. Destruí todas las fotos de la infancia.lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitIm thinking of unfollowing BBC news. Its always BAD news. Theres nothing good anymoreTo be dolled up/done up ponerse de punta en blanco “Look at her all done up.She must be going out on the town...OM Personal English ?@ompersonalGET BY=survive financially. They have to get by on the mothers salary. Se tienen q arreglar c/sueldo de la madre.BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking Football: Chelsea win #EuropaLeagueFinal, beating Benfica 2-1with injury-time goal English on the Rocks @EnglishOTRto give something the/a once-over echar un vistazo a algo I gave this contract the once over and it all seems fine.
  14. 14. 1214Gareth H. Jones @gar_jones1.Justo: I arrived just in time. Llegué justo a tiempo. I passed the exam, but just. Aprobé el exámen, pero justo.They just manage to make ends meet. Justo consiguen llegar al final del mes. It was a just punishment. Fue un cas-tigo justo. I live just next door. Vivo justo al lado. He called me just now. Justo ahora me ha llamado. They havejust enough to live on. (Justo) tienen lo suficiente para vivir.2.Exactamente, precisamente It’s just what I need. Es justo / exactamente lo que necesito. Do just as I say. Hazexactamente lo que digo. Just what were you thinking? ¿Qué estabas pensando exactamente?3.Sólo, solamente Just bring what you need and nothing else. (Only bring what you need and nothing else) Traesólo lo que necesitas y nada más. She just started her new job last week. (She only started her new job last week)Sólo empezó su nuevo trabajo la semana pasada. He just works in the mornings. (He only works in the mornings)Sólo trabaja por las mañanas. Just a little. (Only a little) Sólo un poco. He’ll just make you unhappy. (He’ll onlymake you unhappy) Sólo te hará triste / infeliz. “Just a moment”. (Sólo) un momento.4.Simplemente, sencillamente It’s just that I want to try something different. Simplemente quiero probar otra cosa.If I lose my job, I’ll just have to look for another one. Si pierdo mi trabajo, simplemente tendré que buscar otro.Just let the clutch out gently and press down on the accelerator. Simplemente suelta suavemente el embrague y pisapoco a poco el acelerador. I just don’t understand him. Simplemente no lo entiendo. Y el lema de Nike: Just Do ItSimplemente Hazlo5.Para dar énfasis I just don’t understand him. Simplemente no lo entiendo. I just don’t understand him. No loentiendo, ¡de verdad! Just leave them there, will you? (Simplemente) Déjalos allí. I just love the summer! ¡Meencanta la playa! We broke up last year but he just won’t leave me in peace. Rompimos el año pasado pero no medeja en paz. A:Do you like living in Barcelona? B:Don’t I just! A:¿Te gusta vivir en Barcelona? B:¡Por supuesto!/ ¡Claro que sí!6. Igual de … que as important as tan importante como just as important as igual de importante queHe’s just as intelligent as his brother. Es igual de listo que su hermano. She’s just as stubborn as her mother was atthat age. Es igual de terca que era su madre a esa edad.7.tiempo: hace poco I have started it Lo he empezado I have just started it Acabo de empezarlo to have justdone something acabar de hacer algo We’ve just seen them. Acabamos de verlos. I’ve just heard from him. Aca-bo de oír de él / Acabo de recibir noticias suyas. He has just explained it to me. Acaba de explicármelo. They’djust got here (They had just got here) when the match started. Acababan de llegar cuando empezó el partido.8.Tiempo: en este / aquel momento preciso We’re leaving Estamos saliendo We’re just leaving Justo estamossaliendo / Estamos saliendo en este preciso momento He’s just coming Ahora viene (Viene en este momentopreciso) They were just finishing it. Justo en aquel momento lo estaban acabando. Just at that moment. En aquelmomento preciso. (Justo en aquel momento)9.Expresiones idiomáticas Just as well menos mal Just as well you didn’t mention the football. Menos mal queno mencionaste lo del fútbol. Just in case por si acaso I’ll take the umbrella just in case Llevo el paraguas porsi acaso Just my luck! ¡Típico!, ¡me tenía que pasar a mí! Just after I bought the sofa, it went on sale in the shop.Just my luck! Justo después de comprarme el sofá, lo rebajaron en la tienda. ¡Típico! / ¡Me tenía que pasar a mí!Just (the) right perfecto (Con sustantivo, usa “the”; Sin sustantivo, omítelo) He arrived at just the right time.Llegó en el momento perfecto. The length of the holiday was just right. La duración de las vacaciones fue perfecta.Did you win the match? No, we lost. ¿Ganasteis el partido? / ¿Ganaron ustedes el partido? No, perdimos.Are you going to the party tonight? No, I’m staying at home. ¿Vas a la fiesta esta noche? No, me quedo en casa.Ninguna decisión fue tomada. No decision was taken. Ningún bar cierra antes de medianoche en este barrio. No barcloses before midnight in this neighbourhood. No hay ninguna diferencia. 1.There is no difference. 2.There isn’tany difference. No tengo (nada de) dinero. I have no money. (o: I don’t have any money.)No había nada de leche en la nevera. There was no milk in the fridge. (o: There wasn’t any milk in the fridge.)Él no bebió nada de vino. He drank no wine. (o: He didn’t drink any wine.) Prefiero no hacerlo. I prefer not to doit. Tengo miedo de no acabar a tiempo I’m afraid of not finishing on time. Como pescado pero no carne. I eat fishbut not meat. No muy tarde.Not very late. Mi hermano cocina pero no muy bien. My brother cooks but not verywell. I’m not ready. No estoy listo. He’s not here. (Contracción alternativa: He isn’t here.) Él no está aquí.They’re not at home. (Contracción alternativa: They aren’t at home.) No están en casa.You must not arrive late tomorrow. No debes llegar tarde mañana. I do not think that is a good idea. No creo quesea una buena idea.
  15. 15. 1215Gareth H. Jones @gar_jonesThey did not tell us that before. No nos dijeron eso antes.You must NOT arrive late tomorrow. I do NOT think that is a good idea. They did NOT tell us that before.1.A:¿Te gustaría tomar una copa de vino? B:No, gracias. C:No vino.Una cerveza, por favor. 2.¿Preferirías no levan-tarte temprano mañana? 3.Él no tiene nada de paciencia 4.¡No lo llamaré! Te lo prometo. (haciendo hincapé en el“no”) 5.Ninguna propuesta fue aceptable. 1.A:Would you like (to have) a glass of wine? B:No, thanks. C:Not wine.A beer please. 2.Would you prefer not to get up early tomorrow? 3.He has no patience. (OR: He doesn’t have anypatience.) 4.I will not call him! I promise you. 5.No proposal was acceptable.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingBritish actor Paul Shane, famous for role in BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died aged 72 David Beckham on England:"To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country" After professional career spanning morethan 20 years and 115 #England caps, David Beckham retires from football Beckham: "nothing will ever comple-tely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like Im starting a new adventure." In a statement, David Bec-kham says: "I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level," Man with sawn-off shot-gun enters primary school in Paris and kills himself in front of a dozen children 2 Nato coalition service members& 4 civilian contractors killed in attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, spokesman confirms Man has killed himself in frontof children at #Paris nursery school, police say Royal Bank of Scotland to cut 1,400 UK jobs over next two years aspart of restructuring programme RBS says most of 1,400 job losses in retail banking division to go from UK officesin #Edinburgh. Chelseas all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard signs a new one-year deal with the clubEx-England captain David Beckham says he will retire from professional football at end of current seasonEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRdrop behind quedarse atrás I dropped behind everyone else because I hurt my leg. Me quedé detrás de todo elmundo porque me hice daño en la rodilla. drop by visitar informalmente If I have time I will drop by his officethis afternoon. Si tengo tiempo me pasaré y lo veré en la oficina esta tarde. drop in on visitar casualmente Youshould drop in on Rob, hed be happy to see you. Deberías ir a ver a Rob, él se alegraría de verte.drop off (a) quedarse dormido (c) entregar, despachar (d) acercar a alguien He was so tired after the wedding hedropped off in the car on the way home. Él estaba tan cansado después de la boda que se quedó dormido en el cochede camino a casa. Will you drop this letter off at the post office for me? ¿Podrías entregarme esta carta en la oficinade correos? Will you drop me off the supermarket on your way to work? ¿Me acercas al supermercado de caminoal trabajo? drop out of abandonar I dropped out of school at 17 to work in my fathers business. Dejé el colegio alos 17 para trabajar en la empresa de mi padre.lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwit To be ecstatic estar loco de alegría “I was ecstatic to see that we havenearly 4,000 followers on... “Difficulty is a measure of effort, not of impossibility.”Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesgastar en to spend on (lo que compras) to spend in (dónde) Shes just spent €60 ON a jacket IN ZaraEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRtake through explicarle algo a alguien o mostrarle cómo se hace algo It seems complicated at first, but Ill take youthrough it step by step. Parece complicado al principio, pero te lo iré explicaando paso a paso. take to encariñarsecon alguien, aficionarse a Mike took to Audrey from the moment he met her. Mike se encariñó con Audrey desdeel momento en que la conoció. take aside llevar aparte, llevar a un lado John took Anthony aside and told him tostop drinking. John se llevó a Anthony aparte y le dijo que parara de beber.take up (a) continuar (b) ocupar tiempo-espacio (c) comenzar, emprender (d) on - aceptar una oferta (e) with - ha-cerse amigo de alguien, juntarse con alguien I will take the story up from where we left off yesterday. Continuaréla historia desde donde la dejamos ayer. The TV takes up too much space. We need a new flat screen! La tele ocupademasiado espacio. Necesitamos una nueva con pantalla plana. I think I would like to take up a self defence class.Creo que me gustaría empezar a recibir clases de defensa personal. Id like to taking you up on the job offer?Robert has taken up with a bad crowd, I hope they dont influence his behaviour too much. Robert se ha juntado conmala gente, espero que no le influyan demasiado en su comportamiento.take upon asumir la responsabilidad de James took upon the responsibility of his sister children after the accident.James asumió la responsabilidad de su hermana pequeña después del accidente.economical - more economical - the most economical : económico, barato I’d like to buy the most economical carI can find. Me gustaría comprarme el coche más barato que pueda encontrar.
  16. 16. 1216English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRAt university only I ate economical meals; I ate pasta and potatoes every day. Durante la universidad comía comidasbaratas; comía pasta y patatas todos los días. Repairing your broken computer is more economical than buying anew one. Reparar tu ordenador roto es más barato que comprarte uno nuevo.(UK) Aggro Lío, bronca, follón My wife is going to give me aggro if I go home drunk. Mi mujer me va a echarla bronca si voy a casa borracho. Dont give me aggro! You arent my mother! ¡No me eches la bronca! ¡Tú no eresmi madre! There was aggro in class when the teacher realised we hadnt done our homework. Hubo un follón enclase cuando el profesor se enteró de que no habíamos hecho los deberes.to give a hand echar una mano Can I give you a hand cleaning?monicatstocker ?@monicatsA veces un "que" equivale a "to" en inglés. Observa: Me dijo QUE fuera. He told me TO go. Quiero QUE lo hagas. Iwant you TO do it.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingMore than 60 killed in bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in #Iraqs worst day of violence for monthsAt least 7 killed, more than 50 wounded after reports of bombing near restaurant in #Kandahar At least 7 peoplekilled in bomb attack near southern #Afghanistan city of #Kandahar, officials say Coronation Street actor MichaelLe Vell pleads not guilty to 19 child sex offences at Manchester Crown Court $1m (£650,000) worth of jewels dueto be loaned to #Cannes film festival stars reportedly stolen from hotel room safe Jewels worth more than 1m eurosstolen from hotel at #Cannes film festival Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from #Giro dItalia cycling race due toillness, @TeamSky announcescursoingles ?@curso_de_inglesHe ate all of the cookies. Comió todas las galletas. All of the cookies were eaten. Todas las galletas fueron comidas.The speech is written for the president. El discurso está escrito para el presidente. The house was built in 1975. Lacasa fue construida en 1975. My wallet has been stolen. Ha sido robada mi cartera. The room will be cleaned whilewe are out. Se limpiará la habitación mientras estemos fuera. Mark Twain wrote the book. The book was written byMark Twain. Mark Twain escribió el libro. ? El libro fue escrito por Mark Twain. The housekeeper will clean theroom. ? The room will be cleaned by the housekeeper. La ama de casa limpiará la habitación. ? La habitación serálimpiado por la ama de casa. A civilian has been killed. Un civil ha sido asesinado. The car was stolen. El cochefue robado. The letter was delivered yesterday. La carta fue entregada ayer. A mistake was made. Un error fuecometido.SELVA inglés ?@SELVAinglesThe teachers have to speak to the students. Los maestros deben hablar a los estudiantes. She speaks about you allthe time. Ella habla de ti todo el tiempo. I speak Spanish. Yo hablo español. I want to speak English. Yo quierohablar inglés. My sister talks with her boyfriend all the time. Mi hermana habla con su novio todo el tiempo.I like to talk to myself. Me gusta hablar conmigo mismo. He’s giving a speech tonight. Él estará dando un discursohoy por la noche. The speech was so boring. I almost fell asleep. El discruso estuvo muy aburrido. Casi me dormí.He’s giving a talk tonight. Él estará dando una charla hoy por la noche My homework is to prepare a talk to give infront of my classmates. Mi tarea es preparar una charla para darla en frente de mis compañeros de clase.My cousin Pam never shuts up! She’s a real talker! ¡Mi prima Pam nunca se calla! ¡Es una persona que realmentehabla mucho!. I don’t need a talker. I need someone that tells me in a few words what this product does. No necesi-to alguien que hable mucho. Necesito alguien que me diga en pocas palabras lo que hace este producto. The presi-dent wants to speak to his counselors. El presidente quiere hablar con sus consejeros. Can I speak to the manager?¿Puedo hablar con el encargado? I love talking to my friends. Me encanta hablar con mis amigos. Eva talked toher parents about her problems. Eva habló con sus padres acerca de sus problemas. Speak louder so I can hear you.Habla mas fuerte para poder escucharte. Talk louder so I can hear you. Habla mas fuerte para poder escucharte.to speak someone’s mind hablar o expresar lo que tenemos en menteYou can always speak your mind with a close friend. Siempre puedes expresar lo que tienes en mente con un amigocercano. to speak well of someone hablar bien de alguien Martha speaks well of her boss, he is very kind. Marthahabla bien de su jefe, él es muy amable.it speaks for itself habla por sí mismo He is so smart! This award speaks for itself! ¡Él es muy inteligente! ¡Estepremio habla por sí mismo! to talk back contestar en falta de respeto You should never talk back to your parents.Nunca debes contestarle a tus padres.
  17. 17. 1217SELVA inglés ?@SELVAinglesto give a talk dar un pequeño discurso We were asked to give a talk about health in school. Nos pidieron darun discurso de salud en la escuela. to talk someone out of something desanimar a alguien de algo I’m so happyyou talked me out of buying a new car! I really didn’t need it. ¡Estoy muy feliz de que me desanimaras de comprarun auto nuevo! De verdad no lo necesitaba. to talk someone into something convencer a alguien de algo Well, Ididn’t feel like going out tonight but you talked me into it. Bueno, no tenía ganas de salir hoy por la noche pero meconvenciste. to talk someone’s head off hablar demasiado hasta el punto de cansancioDon’t talk any more! You’re talking my head off. No hables mas! Me estás cansando.lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontTo be in heaven estar en la Gloria This chocolate cake is absolutely delicious. Im in...Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesturning point punto decisivo / de inflexión, The creation of social media was a turning point in the way we interactwith each other To be there through thick and thin Estar a las duras y a las madurasBBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingCar ploughs into parade in US state of Virginia, leaving up to 60 people injured, officials say Five-year-old girl whodied in pool at hotel in Egypt named by family as Chloe Johnson, from Forest Hill in London Head teachers passmotion of no confidence in UK Education Secretary Michael Goves policies French President Francois Hollandesigns same-sex marriage into law, after Constitutional Council rejects challenge Sixty people hurt, five seriously, incollision between two commuter trains in US state of Connecticut, officials sayEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRTo tag along Acoplarse, ir con I wanted to go to the cinema with Peter and his brother tagged along. Quería ir alcine con Peter y su hermano se acopló. Did anyone invite Susan? Did she just tag along with us? ¿Alguien ha invi-tado a Susan? ¿Simplemente se ha acoplado a nosotros? Poor boy. He doesnt have real friends and tags along whitanyone. Pobre chico, No tiene amigos de verdad y se acopla a cualquiera.to go around in circles dar vueltas Weve been going around in circles with this topic for hours.Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesTOMAR un café/té/cerveza to HAVE a coffee/tea/beer, To "take" sería "llevar" en este contextoInglesparaUsted_Facebook. "Sonríe" "Just smile" "Hoy fue mi último día." "Today was my last day.""No quiero manejar." "I dont want to drive." "no me olvides" "dont forget me" "No me toques" "Dont touch me""¿Qué es un planeta?" "What is a planet?" "Mira las estrellas." "Look at the stars." "¿Deberíamos tener una cita?""Should we go on a date?" "Tienes una llamada." "You have a call." "No me hables de esa manera." "Dont talkto me that way." "¿Quién tiene hambre?" "Who is hungry?" "¿Puedes ayudarme?" "Can you help me?" "Déjamequitarte la ropa" "Let me take your clothes off" "No seas honesto." "Dont be honest" "Todos estamos conectados""We are all connected." "Enfréntate a tus miedos" "Face your fears." "No puedo dormir." "I cant sleep.""¿Está estresado?" "Are you stressed out?" "Tal vez deberíamos correr." "Maybe we should just run." "Acep-tamos el amor que pensamos que merecemos" "We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve" "¿Tienes suficientedinero?" "Do you have enough money?" "Regreso al colegio mañana." "I go back to school tomorrow.""Do you know what that means?" "I will learn English this year" "Mañana será un día mejor" "Tomorrow will bea better day" "Its a new year, its a new start""Este año va ser fabuloso":"This year is going to be fabulous" "Tenemos que encontrar un restaurante." "We needto find a restaurant" "Sube al coche." "Get in the car." "No seas un seguidor." "Dont be a follower." "¿Por quéestamos aquí?" "Why are we here?" "La vida es un juego" "Lifes a game" "Hoy es el día más maravilloso delaño." "Today is the most wonderful day of the year." "Cuando es tu vuelo?" "When is your flight?" "Felices fies-tas" "Happy holidays" "El mundo no se acabó." " The world didnt end." "Ella es mi reina." "Shes my queen.""Yo quiero amarte para siempre." "I want to love you forever." "Recibí una "A" en mi papel" "I got an "A" on mypaper" "Muy pronto" "Coming soon" "No creas todo lo que oyes." "Dont believe everything you hear.""No puedo sacarte de mi cabeza." "I cant get you outta my head." "Me gusta el hombre araña" "I like Spiderman""Tengo que salir del país." "I need to get out of the country." "Sólo Dios puede juzgarme." "Only god can judgeme." "Mira al cielo" "Look at the sky" "Necesitamos distancia" "We need distance" "Piensa rápido" "Think fast""No pierda mi tiempo" "Dont waste my time"lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwit Its (just) not on! ¡Ni por asomo! Look, you cant arrive late everytime we arrange to meet. Its just not... “Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it’s the only thing.”
  18. 18. 1218English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRlet down decepcionar My sister let me down when I counted on her. Mi hermana me decepcionó cuando contécon ella. let in dejar entrar (b) on - revelar Let me in, please! Its pissing down! ¡Déjame entrar, por favor! ¡Estálloviendo a cántaros!. Dont let me in on the secret. I dont 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 porerror. At the end of the wedding, the guests let off beautiful fireworks. Al final de la boda, los invitados hicieronexplotar 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! ¡Quie-ro ir con mis amigos! Do what I want or Ill 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 Ill drive home. Cuando pare la tormen-ta conduciré a casa. Jane never lets up when she drinks beer. Jane nunca deja de hablar cuando bebe cerveza.to give and take dar y recibir It requires a little give and take to make a relationship work.To crave for Morirse de ganas de Id love to start my hollidays right now! Im craving for beach time! ¡Me encan-taría empezar las vacaciones justo ahora! ¡Me muero por ir a la playa! Since Mary left her boyfriend shes alwayscraving for chocolate. Desde que Mary dejó a su novio tiene siempre ansia de chocolate. Im so hungry since I liveon my own! Im craving for some of my mums food. ¡Tengo tanto hambre desde que vivo solo! Me muero por algode comida de mi madre.BBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingUK astronaut Tim Peake to go to International Space Station Manager Sir Alex Fergusons 1,500th & last gamefor Manchester United, against West Brom, ends 5-5 Football: Arsenal win 1-0 at Newcastle to confirm ChampionsLeague play-off place at the expense of Spurs Police in #Tunisias capital fire tear gas to disperse supporters of radi-cal Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia UK Foreign Office "urgently" investigating reports that British man arrested onsuspicion of killing his two children near Lyon, FranceEl Blog para aprender inglésDear Mr./Ms. Last Name:It was very nice to speak with you today about the sales position at the ABC Organization. The job seems to be anexcellent match for my skills and interests. The self-confident and aggressive characteristic requirements you descri-bed needed for this position confirmed my desire to work with you.In addition to my experience, I will bring to the position assertiveness and the skills to motivate others to work coo-peratively as a team.I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearingfrom you regarding this position.Sincerely,Your NameEmail AddressAddressBBC Breaking News ?@BBCBreakingRealMadrid confirm coach Jose #Mourinho will leave the football club at end of season "Terrorist attack" in Mos-cow prevented, officials say Russian counter-terrorism agents raid group planning attack in Moscow, killing twosuspects, officials say Death toll rises to at least 42 after series of car bombs in At least 30 die in series of bombingsin central & southern #Iraq, including 5 blasts in #Baghdad UK rescue teams search for two missing people afterexplosion destroyed house in Newark, injuring 4 One person confirmed dead and one still missing after blast destro-yed house in Newark, UK At least one person killed as tornadoes tear through Oklahoma - US media reportsEnglish on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRdeadly - deadlier - the deadliest : mortal, mortífero Sniper rifles are deadly from a distance. Los fusiles de franco-tirador son mortales desde la distancia. Smoking cigarettes is deadlier than smoking marijuana. Fumar cigarros esmás mortífero que fumar marihuana. Black Widows are among the deadliest spiders on the planet. las viudas negrasestán entre las arañas más mortíferas del planeta.cursoingles ?@curso_de_ingles Have you taken our LEVEL TEST to know what level you have in English?
  19. 19. 1219English on the Rocks ?@EnglishOTRgo for (a) gustar (b) atacar (c) optar por, escoger I usually wear trousers, I dont go for skirts very much. Normal-mente llevo pantalones, no me gustan mucho las faldas. The tiger went for the tamer during the performance. Eltigre atacó al domador durante la función. If I could keep a pet, Id go for a monkey.. Si pudiera tener una mascota,elegiría un mono.go forward (a) avanzar, seguir adelante, presentarse (b) with - comenzar a hacer algo que tenías planeado hacerIf we finish this lesson today, well go forward to the next one tomorrow. Si acabamos esta lección hoy, pasaremosa la siguiente mañana. Ill go forward with my piano class next week. Empezaré mis clases de pianola semana queviene. go in (a) entrar (b) caber (c) for - presentarse a, interesarse en Go in, please. We were waiting for you.Pasa, por favor. Te estábamos esperando. Dont put those dishes in that draw, they wont go in. No pongas esosplatos en el cajón, que no van a caber. Rachel will go in for her driving license test one more time. Rachel se va apresentar para sacarse el carné de conducir una vez más.go into (a) chocar contra (b) examinar a fondo My car swerved and I went into a streetlight. Mi coche viró brus-camente y fui a chocar contra una farola. The detective is going into the evidence to solve the crime. El detectiveestá examinando a fondo las pruebas para resolver el crimen.go off (a) marcharse (b) apagarse (c) echarse a perder (d) perder el gusto a algo (e) with - dejar a alguien por otrapersona (f) with - robar algo, o tomar algo sin pedirlo, Theyre going off to Cuba for their holidays. Ellos se vana Cuba de vacaciones. The power went off when the child was at home alone. La luz se fue cuando el niño estabasolo en casa. The shellfish has gone off , it smells terrible! El marisco se ha estropeado, ¡huele fatal! Patrick usedto go running quite often but hes gone off it. Patrick solía ir a correr bastante a menudo pero ya no le gusta ir.Jonny has left his wife and gone off with a younger girl. Jonny ha dejado a su mujer y se ha ido con una chica másjoven. I needed that backpack this weekend, but my brother went off with it. Necesitaba esa mochila para este finde semana, pero mi hermano me la ha cogido sin permiso.to give it all youve got darle a algo con todas tus fuerzas Take the PS3 controller (mando) and give it all youve got!Leg it Salir por patas I can hear the police! Leg it! ¡Oigo a la policía! ¡Salgamos por patas! The guy who stole mywallet legged it. I couldnt catch him. El tío que me robó la cartera salió por patas. No pude atraparlo. Leg it or wellmiss the bus! ¡Sal por patas o perderemos el autobús!SELVA inglés ?@SELVAinglesSolía hacer ejercicio todos los días. I would exercise everyday. I used to exercise everyday. Él solía tener pacien-cia. He used to have pacience. I would work. Solía trabajar. Trabajaría.No se puede usar “would” en negación para decir “solía”. I wouldn’t work. No quise trabajar. No trabajaría.Acostumbrar to BE used to something Estoy acostumbrado al olor. I am used to the smell. Ella estaba acostum-brada a vivir sola. She was used to living alone.Acostumbrarse to GET used to something Me acostumbré al olor. I got used to the smell. Ella se acostumbraráa vivir sola. She’ll get used to living alone.Gareth H. Jones ?@gar_jonesto sell /sel/ vender sold /sohld/ sold to tell /tel/ decir(le a alguien) told /tohld/ toldto have /hav/ tener had /had/ had to make /meik/ hacer made /meid/ madeto find /faind/ encontrar found /faund/ found to forget /fooget/ olvidar forgot /foogot/ forgottento bind /baind/ atar, encuadernar, vendar, obligar bound /baund/ boundto stand (up)/stand (ap)/ ponerse de pie, estar de pie, seguir en pie stood /stud/ stoodunderstand/andastand/ entender, comprender understood /andastud/ understoodto get/guet/ recibir, conseguir, coger, llegar got /got/ got / gotten*I told you that I hadn’t sold it. Te dije que no lo había vendido. He had a shirt which was made in China. Tenía unacamisa que fue hecha en China. They found the girl bound in the basement of the house. Encontraron a la chicaatada en el sótano de la casa. The Berlin Wall stood for many years until it was demolished in 1989. El Muro deBerlín siguió en pie durante muchos años hasta que fue derribada en 1989.I’m sorry. I forgot to tell you that I had got home safe and sound. (UK) I’m sorry. I forgot to tell you that I had got-ten home safe and sound. (US) Lo siento. Se me olvidó deciros que había llegado a casa sana y salva.lamansiondelingles ?@mansiontwitTo be on cloud nine estar en el séptimo cielo. When they told me I’d got the job, I couldn’t believe it. I was on...

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