Are you studying for the Cambridge FCE exam? Need some help? We’ll be talking about that and climate change vocabulary on this week’s episode of……Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig
Voice message from Andres and Lulu who are living in Yorkshire, UK
We spoke about the pronunciation of irregular verbs in episode 73
We also spoke about the ‘ed’ endings on regular verbs in episode 60
We are living in Yorkshire since one year ago.X – We’ve been living in Yorkshire for a year. We came to Yorkshire a year ago.
Email from Alberto Diaz
Hello Craig and also Reza “The dynamic duo” hahaha
Please help me, I have a doubt
How we can realize what “time” has the verb could in the next sentence? (How can we know which tense the verb ‘could’ is in the next sentence?):
“I could go to the party.”
Past: Pude/Podía ir a la fiesta
Subjuntivo: Podría ir a la fiesta.
How (does) a native speaker figure out the exact tense (past or subjunctive)?
Thanks in advance, Alberto.
I could go to the party – It’s a possibility – Conditional – If I had a car, I could go to the party (but I don’t have a car, so I can’t)
Past ability – I could go to the (firm’s Christmas) party before I became an alcoholic (I was able to)
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I’m enjoying the podcast (or ‘I’m enjoying IT’)
Thank you for allX – Thank you for everything
We already looked at some useful vocabulary about The Environment in Episode 96
Climate Change Vocabulary
Climate change – change in global weather patterns
Emissions – gasses and smoke from power stations and factories burning coal and from car exhaust fumes (carbon dioxide).
Greenhouse gases – gases that allow the sun’s radiation to pass through the earth’s atmosphere. They also trap heat and stop it leaving the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide)
The greenhouse effect – the effect that greenhouse gases have on the environment
Fossil fuels – gas, oil, coal etc
Ecosystems – natural habitats that support different kinds of animal and plant life, such as coral reefs.
Carbon footprint – The measure of greenhouse gas emitted by certain actions of humans or industries.
Extreme weather – flooding, typhoons/hurricanes, tornados, etc.
Flash flooding – very severe flooding which happens extremely quickly
Rising sea levels
Rising ice caps
Illegal logging – cutting down trees illegally
Heatwaves – periods of unusually hot weather
Climate change denier – person who denies/rejects the existence of climate change
The polar ice cap is melting
Floods, droughts and other extreme weather conditions lead to food shortages
The ozone layer protecting the Earth’s atmosphere is being damaged
As a result of….
Has an impact on…
Is a consequence of…
A rise in temperature could lead to…..
There’s a high risk of…
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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid and Alberto from Granada for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
Alberto has transcribed episodes 132 and 133, so we now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 142.
On next week’s episode: Personal Space
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