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Monday the 28th of February, 2011
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REAL LIFE: RELATIONSHIPS-1

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Hello everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend.

This week we are going to look at some words and expressions related to relationships. This is an example of the type of things that we will include in our English for Real Life conversation course: http://miniurl.com/94380.

Let's look at some possible words we can use to describe a friend or a partner.

Today's 1st word is: trustworthy

Meaning: someone that you can rely on to be good, honest and sincere. A synonym would be reliable.

Example 1:
Although he was a politician for a few years, Joseph seems like a very trustworthy person.

Today's 2nd word is: easy-going

Meaning: relaxed and happy to accept things without worrying or getting angry.

Example 2:
My partner is a very busy person and has a lot of responsibility at work, but luckily she is very easy-going, which means that she does not suffer from too much stress.

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Friday the 25th of February, 2011
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EXPRESIONES CON HAVE-7

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Good morning.

Hoy estudiamos una expresión idiomática en inglés que utiliza el verbo TO HAVE.

Today's Idiomatic Expression is: To have a field day
(La expresión idiomática de hoy es: hacer su agosto / un festín)

It means: to have the chance to do something that you enjoy a lot, sometimes when it causes trouble for someone else. It's often used to refer to the activity of criticising someone.
(Significa: tener la oportunidad de hacer algo que te gusta mucho, a veces a costa de alguien. Se utiliza a menudo para referirse a la acción de criticar a los demás.)

Example 1:
The newspapers are having a field day with the rumours of David Beckham's love affairs.
(Los periódicos han disfrutado de un verdadero festín con los rumores sobre las relaciones amorosas de David Beckham.)

Example 2:
The pickpockets are having a field day with all of the tourists in Barcelona.
(Los carteristas están haciendo su agosto con todos los turistas en Barcelona.)

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Thursday the 24th of February, 2011
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IT WON'T / WOULDN'T HURT

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Today's expression is: it won't / wouldn't hurt (somebody/something) (to do something)

Meaning: used to say that someone should do a particular thing.

Example 1:
You know...it wouldn't hurt you to help clean the house occasionally.

Example 2:
I realised that it wouldn't hurt to arrive five or ten minutes late to the meeting, so I didn't drive fast.

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Also remember that tomorrow we will send the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

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Wednesday the 23rd of February, 2011
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HURT

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Hello everyone.

Today's word is: to hurt

Meaning 1: to cause physical pain to someone or to yourself; to feel painful.

Example 1:
Did you hurt yourself when you fell down?

Example 2:
My back was really hurting me yesterday, but I feel better today.

Meaning 2: to make someone feel unhappy or upset; to feel unhappy or upset.

Example 3:
What really hurts me is that she never answers my phone calls.

Example 4:
Janet is really hurting after the divorce, but she doesn't seem to want to speak with anyone about it.

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Tuesday the 22nd of February, 2011
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FROM TIME TO TIME

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Good morning again.

Today's expression is: from time to time

Meaning: occasionally but not regularly.

Example 1:
From time to time he has to work weekends.

Example 2:
I love going to the cinema, but I only manage to go from time to time.

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