Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.
When I was in Manchester this year for the New Media Europe conference I was lucky enough to meet a great guy called Ryan Sink.
Ryan’s so nice to be around. He’s the kind of person who makes you feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as you meet him. It’s just as shame that we didn’t have the time to talk more at the conference, and also that we happen to live in different countries.
So, I jumped on Skype with Ryan after the conference and that’s what you’re going to hear now. A Mansion interview with Ryan Sink from businessenglishqanda.com
You can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/ryan
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Ryan says that many of the immigrants who have recently entered GermanyCorrect
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Ryan used to earn a living as a singerCorrect
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to kick start – hacer arrancar
to figure out – llegar a entender
groceries – provisiones, comida
tap (UK) / faucet (US) – grifo
a dirty look – una mirada de odio
to get around – evitar
to end up – acabar en, terminar en
to set up – instalar, establecerse en un negocio
smart – inteligente
stubborn – terco/a, tozudo
mussels – mejillones
shrimp – gambas
squid – calamares
dish – plato
roll – panecillo, bocadillo
bank holiday – festivo nacional
influx – influjo
to polish – pulir, perfeccionar
coaching – entrenamiento, preparación
the nitty-gritty (the practical details) – meollo del asunto
resourses – recursos
scholarship – beca
A huge thank you to Ryan for spending the time with me, and thank you to you for listening. You can check out Ryan’s wonderful website and his podcast at: businessenglishqanda.com.
All links, as usual, can be found in the shownotes at inglespodcast.com/ryan
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