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Talking about getting around – Advanced (C1) listening
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“Getting around” nuestro video para practicar tu listening en inglés:

¡Bienvenido! Esto es nuestro primer video, más llegarán. Este es un buen ejercicio para practicar el listening para el examen de Cambridge Advanced (CAE) o el examen de Trinity. Si crees que el contenido es demasiado difícil echa un vistazo a Learn English with Short Films // “Aprender inglés con cortometrajes” en Udemy. Es un curso de inglés para niveles B2.

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Ten en cuenta se puede usar este video para practicar tu listening B2, pero podría resultarte difícil.

Hello and welcome! This is our first video and more will come. This is a great exercise to practice your listening for the Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE) or the Trinity. If you think this is too hard, why not check out our Learn English with Short Films in Udemy. It’s a B2 course to learn English. 

Vocabulary del video para practicar tu listening en inglés:

So, here we are going to define a few key terms for you to help you understand more from the video. 

To get around – we use this term to talk about ways of moving around a city!

“How do you get around?” “How do you travel around the city” or, “I can’t get around very easily now that my bike is broken” 

Traffic jams – traffic jams are everywhere! Take a look at our Jam video. 

Commute – “to commute” and “a commute” don’t really exist in Spanish. A commute is the travelling you do to get to work. So, for example you can say:

“my commute is really long” or “I always read on my commute to work”, Then we have the verb: “I commute everyday”.

Rentable – This is a great word! It looks like “rentable” in Spanish which means “profitable” in English. However, rentable is more like “alquilable”. It means “you can rent it”! 

This is a profitable company, it makes money every year. 

To swerve – to swerve means to dodge something, to move out of the way! Like “esquivar”!

The car swerved on the road to avoid hitting the deer. 

Prickled a few pickles – this is a tough one to translate but we in context it means “I’ve annoyed a few people”. This is a great example of how native English speakers play with a language. However, it isn’t something I would learn and use as a non-native user of English.  

To fund – “to fund” means to provide money for an event, activity or organisation, it’s “financiar” in Spanish.

The business is funding a new project in Egypt which has run out of money. 

Ashamedly – Ashamedly is a great word! It means “with shame” like “con vergüenza”.

Ashamedly, I have to admit, I have never read a book by Shakespeare. 

To offset (emissions) – This is an advanced word, it’s great for business English and for talking about the environment. “to offset” means to balance one activity or cost with another activity. We can say “compensar” in Spanish.  

Some big businesses try to offset their emissions by planting trees. 

I reckon – This is a useful phrase that means “I think”. 

I reckon it will be a tie! 

Bleak outlook (on life) – Some people have a bleak outlook on life, it means “to have a pessimistic view of life”. We can also say something is “bleak” meaning “it doesn’t look good”. We will only really use it for perspectives, outlooks and predictions. 

 I think the future is bleak. I have a bleak outlook on Britain leaving the EU. 

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