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Clip:I have a song called Schadenfreude, you know, and Gary was pretty much living that, you know, taking pleasure in other people's pain, you know, SchadenfreudeDaniel:Today's word is "Schadenfreude" and I must admit that I was really amused to learn that these words are even used in English, even though it's originally from the German language.Die Schadenfreude. Clip:And that was the problem back in 2008, there was a sense amongst the shattered remnants of the left. That we, the layman brothers coming, crashing down amongst all the Schadenfreude, which tragically existed at the time that neoliberalism was self-evidently discredited and that a new coherent alternative would emerge, but it has to be constructed.So usually here on the Vocab Man, we cover expressions that are really useful that make you a more fluent English speaker. And I don't think that this word is a must know word for our English learners, but I was so amused as I said before. So I just had to integrate it on the Vocab Man. Thanks for tuning in guys.ou know, the word Schadenfreude. It's the happiness you feel when something bad happens to someone else? I think a lot of these early celebrations come from Shodan, Frieda. Rule number one of shut-in Freida never celebrate until you're absolutely sure your opponent has lost. So what does Schadenfreude mean?According to the Merriam Webster website, Schadenfruede is defined as enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others. The English word was borrowed from German in the middle of the 19th century in German. It comes from "Schaden" which means dammage and Freudee, which means Joy. Clip:Schadenfreude, you know, and Gary was pretty much living that, you know, taking pleasure in other people's pain, you know, The word Schadenfruede was Merriam Webster's top lookup on October the second by a very considerable margin. Following president Trump's announcement. He and the first lady had passed positive for COVID-19. Alright here comes a quote from the headline USA TODAY from the second October as well. President Donald Trump's coronavirus infection draws international sympathy and a degree of "Schadenfreude". Synonyms:Some similar words could be malicious joy, mischievousness, or gloating, malicious joy, mischievousness, spitefulness.Gloating. I hope you could enjoy this episode of the vocab man. My name is Daniel Goodson. And as always you can read along while you are listening. For that, I absolutely recommend you the app called podcast addict. Over there, you can also switch between different chapters in which I include links as well and additional information that way can even learn better and you'll remain motivated. Thanks a lot. And bye.
Transcript:Welcome back to the vocab man. I am Daniel Goodson. And guess what? Today we will be covering the phrase to take no for an answer. My boss has been missing for two days, which in this town means that I should probably start by looking at the bottom of the river.Rachel dos, who authorized that get craned down there right now. Do not take no for an answer. Call dr. Lehman, tell him we'll need our own assessment on the judge. Assess by morning, which role fell Kony. Dr. Crane, move him to Arkham asylum on suicide. Watch you're going to Arkham now it's in the narrows, Rachel.You enjoy your party, Bruce. Some of us have worked to, do you say that someone will not take no for an answer? You mean that they go on trying to make you agree to something even after you have refused, it meant a girl could not take no for an answer writing. Another explanation could be to not stop with one has planned or desires.Regardless of others, lack of agreement. So for example, I could invite a friend of mine to my house and then just add my invitation by the phrase. I won't take no for an answer, so I won't accept. His refusal. So I really want him to come. The next audio clip comes from the movie called the Wolf of wall street with Leonardo DiCaprio.For years, I've been telling you guys never to take no for an answer, right? To keep pushing, to never hang up the phone until you get what you want, because you all deserve it. You know, this fucking deal that I'm about to sign. Barring me from the securities industry barring me from Stratton my home. Yeah, the fuck is that, you know, I'll tell you what it is.It's it's it's me taking no for an answer, you know, it's them, it's them selling me, not the other way around. It's it's me being a hypocrite is what it is. So, instead of saying, I won't take no for an answer, you could just say I will not rest until, or if it's the last thing I do, she would never have left me behind.Not willingly. If it's the last thing I do, I'm going to prove it.So dear English learners, you are very welcome to be part of the vocab man, by sending in your favorite expressions. So I invite you to my show and I won't take no for an answer.That's me taking no for an answer. It's them. I'm me. The other way around.what's missing with DiCaprio and the Wolf of wall street. .
Transcript:Yeah, we have another one to go by the book. A lot of times the people who are serving courage to go into science and math tend to be like this sort of very studious people who sort of like go by to go by the book. It means to stick to the rules, to stick to the rules. This one is easier to remember for me because of the word book inside it.And when something is study related, It is always easier to remember for me. Um, I think it's just because it's been around for so long and it's just the quaint town and it's just a little place. That's not the normal, you know, and, and a lot of people like things that are different and we don't go by the book, we do things what works best for us.As always, you can read along while you are listening to the vocab man. Just take a look at my show notes.Examples I've been raised in a conservative household. Where everybody should go by the book I've been raised in a conservative household where everyone, or everybody should go buy the book I've been raised in an conservative household where everyone should go by the book in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.Everyone should. So by the book, by wearing masks and keep social distancing awake of coronavirus pandemic, everyone should go by the book by wearing masks and keep social distancing. I believe in America. If you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve to earn a living and to be able to support your family.If you work hard and play by the rules they played by the rules, they have earned their citizenship.This was the vocab man. I am Daniel. Thanks for tuning in. Sorry but this time I could not record something on my own. That's why the computer voice needs to do my part. But of course, I want to thank my special guest from Senegal. He did a great job! I don't always play by the book, that's why the computer voice took over. But you need to admit, that the computer voice did a great job as well! Don't you think? Bye bye!
like peas or two peas in a pod. So the meaning of this idiom is basically when two things are so similar, that there is very little difference between them. We do everything together. We're like two peas in a pod. We never leave each other's side. I go to work with her and help her out. This idiom can be used to talk about physical characteristics as well as character. Talk about why and right. Why goes with food? I mean, it's like, you know, two peas in a pod wine we, we love to talk about the food and wine experience. So I'm just going to touch base on a few more of these wines that we've sampled our bracket. ? Reserve Savignon Blanc that we had with the salad course is growing and remember a pea written as P E A.Is this spherecal green seat that is eaten as a vegetable or as a pulse man. Right? Imagine when you're in a restaurant and maybe you're eating a steak with an ale pie with peace and new potatoes. So, and the piece basically look all the same. You know, they are all green. They are around, they are kind of indistinguishable or nearly so.She had, my mother were two peas in a pod and, um, we're both graduates of ?. And so he did everything together, but it was such a shock when auntie passed away. So this was the idiom two peas in a pot. I hope you liked it. This one is a very short one, but nevertheless, we will be able to learn something, I guess.Thanks for tuning in. You are listening to the vocab man. Bye.Oh, and by the way, there was another great idiom, which I didn't know before. To touch base. Could you make it out? Could you notice if not go back and relisten. So another way to express the idea of touching base could be to speak about talk through. To share our thoughts on something touch base is an idiom often seen in business contexts, meaning to make contact or connect with someone briefly, such as in let's touch base.Next week, the phrase is thought to have some relation to baseball or both runner and fielders have to touch base in order to be safe or record. And now, so we'll kind of dive right on in and, and touch base about why do you think ethics matter?
Transcript: A Stitch in time saves 9 - podcastA stitch in time saves nine. We must do everything we can to avoid going down that road again. But if people don't follow the rules, we've set out, then we must just reserve the right to go further. Okay. We must take action now because a stitch in time saves nine. And this way we can keep people in work.We can keep our shops and our schools open and we can keep our country moving forward while we work together to suppress the virus.We must take action now. Because the stitch in time saves nine. Hello dear English learners. This is Daniel Goodson. I am the host of this show called the Vocab man. So I try to learn relevant expressions or idioms, which I can use in daily life. So I try to become a more fluent speaker. And at the same time, I want to teach these expressions to you guys.Because learning together makes more fun, I guess. Thank you very much for tuning in.A stitch in time, saves nine for the individual. Give them another job before they lose their job. It's a lot easier to make that happen. But in short, Australia has another industry before the old one closes down like mining.So according to the Merriam-Webster website, A stitch in time saves nine is an Idiom used to say that it is better to fix a problem when it is small than to wait and let it become a bigger problem. The model of that is a proverb. Cervantes said Proverbs are short sentences, drawn from long experience. For example, a stitch in time saves nine. A leopard cannot change its spots. All that glitters is not gold. And once you find the core, then you need to communicate that core. And again, when you communicate it, you're giving a little information and then a little more and then a little more, and it's kind of like flirting, just getting the information out bit by bit, just as much as they need to know.And it has often been surmised that the same comes from the practice of stitching clothing that needs mending sooner rather than later. This may indeed be the case but it is worth noting that our earliest evidence of use from 1710 appears to not have a direct and litterer literal connection to tailoring.And it has often been surmised that the same comes from the practice of stitching clothing that needs mending sooner rather than later. This may indeed be the case but it is worth noting that our earliest evidence of use from 1710 appears to not have a direct and litterer literal connection to tailoring.Is something that I would do for other people and vice versa. Another one is that a stitch in time saves nine, that I'm trying to find the fastest, most efficient way to solve a problem for people. And you see that as soon as you start to describe those truths, the tendency is then to explain what does that lead you to do?Let me give you some synonyms. The one I like the most is. Procrastination is the thief of time because I am someone who's procrastinating a lot, unfortunately. And another one is prevention is better than cure or better safe than sorry. There are some expressions which are even easier. For example, you could say, don't leave it until it's too late or do it before it's too late. So you're listening to the Vocab man. And this was a stitch in time saves nine, and don't forget to subscribe to the vocab man. Bye.Links:Bloomberg Politicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHE4Bqvt4Lsboris johnsonSynonyms:https://www.powerthesaurus.org/stitch_in_time_saves_nine/synonymsMusic:https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Inspiring__Upbeat_Music/Scott_Holmes_-_Clear_ProgressClear Progress by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.https://www.merriam-webster.com/news-trend-watch/bojo-a-stitch-in-time-saves-nine-20200922More informatoin about a stich in time saves 9:https://www.quora.com/What-does-%E2%80%9Ca-stitch-in-time-saves-nine%E2%80%9D-meanwww.myfluentpodcast.com
Transcript:Thank you Wayne. And thank you again for your service. Let's turn to the audience now. Uh, Oh, a lot of hands going up, mr. President, what? I'm pixeling. Oh, well, uh, you know, you put, you kind of put me on the spot here that, that, uh, the guy in the glasses right back at me in the back end. Why not?Okay here. We have to put someone on the spot to put someone on the spot, which means the embarrass someone by asking them a difficult question. I love this one because it is easy to remember for me.This was Ahmad from Senegal. You might have listened to an episode in which he appeared, actually it was episode number 32 in which we covered the expression "to come to terms with".And right at the beginning, you could listen to Obama the ex president of the USA. So someone tries to put him on the spot. And well, now we are wondering which question was meant to put him on the spot. My question is, would you please raise my taxes?Oh. And by the way, the man was unemployed by choice because he has gathered a lot of money and Obama rambled on. So he's not giving a short answer. His answer was about six minutes or so. So I didn't cover it. Examples: My brightest student asked me a difficult question today. He always puts me on the spot.My brightest student asked me a difficult question today. He always puts me on the spot. Another example, my friend's wife puts him on the spot when she asked him what he had been up to the previous night in front of people. My friend's wife put him on the spot. When she asked him what he had been up to the previous night in front of people.So the expression is informal and according to the Oxford languages definitions, it means to force someone into a situation in which they must make a difficult decision or answer a difficult question. What's your question? Are you going to make a film together ??????well, you put me on the spot there?I think I need to treat my body with more respect...To put someone on the spot. That was an episode again with Ahmad I want to thank you for your help. My name is Daniel Goodson. I am the vocab man. Thanks for tuning in. And I hope I'll... I hope you're back for the next episode I would be very glad about that. Bye.Obama: Oh, well, uh, you kind of put me on the spot here.www.myfluentpodcast.com
Full transcript:The following program contains explicit language.What do you really mean? These people are good honest, smart, not batshit crazy people. So why the fuck are they saying batshit crazy stuff to me. Welcome to the vocab man, thanks for tuning in. And today's focus is going batshit crazy. Yeah, exactly. Batshit crazy.This is kind of a very bizarre expression. In my opinion, it is very informal.I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign that's not for me, but just kind of think of how batshit crazy the whole thing is. I'd say it is vulgar and you should take care of when you use these expression.I'm like, it keeps me up reading about it at night. It's, you know, I drive my friends, totally batshit crazy. Cause it's the only thing I talk about and so on and so forth. According to the urban dictionary the top definition of batshit crazy is "a person who is batshit crazy is certifiably nuts."The phrase has its origins in the old fashioned term bats in the belfry. All churches had a structure at the top called a belfry, which housed the bells and bats are extremely sensitive to sound and would never inhabit a Belfry of an active church where the bell was rung frequently.So occasionally when a church was abandoned and many years passed without the bells being rung, bats could eventually come and inhabit the belfry. So when somebody said that an individual had bats in the belfry, it meant there was nothing going on upstairs. As in the person's brain you could say to the batshit crazy is to take this even a step further... person who is badshit crazy is so nuts that not only is their belfry full of bats, but so many bats have been there for so long that the belfry is coated in bat shit. Hence the craziest of crazy people are batshit crazy.On the side of socially acceptable religion, you have a wide range of batshit crazy suspicions that you find you relinquished your tentative grasp on sanity and punished headfirst into the realms of the complete batshit crazy with that said, I'm not going to comment any further on mr...That's almost it for today, guys. I want to thank you very much for tuning in. I am Daniel Goodson, the host of this show. I absolutely recommend to you that you read along while you're listening to this podcast. That way you can read the rather difficult audio clips, and that's why you will even learn more vocabulary.Oh, and I just wanted to mention, if you don't subscribe to the vocab man then you are batshit crazy, right?That is our chief energy officer, uncle Lenny, who is Jack Russell terrier. Totally batshit dog ...is my dog crazy.....that drives me crazy fucking batshit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qP-NglUeZUhttps://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=batshit%20crazywww.myfluentpodcast.com
Transcript:e's investing hell of a lot of resources and money and manpower, everything international military industrial complex.Be aware, guys, the idiom we are covering this time is informal and somewhat impolite so take care when you're using the expression, but that doesn't hinder Obama to use this expression.As he says, this seems like a hell of a fuss. Over something that happened 50 years ago, hell of a... is used to make a statement more forceful. This seems like a hell of a fuss.So a hell of a fast means a lot of excitement or a lot of disturbance, confusion et cetera. I mean, we need to have... he has a grea haircut... I mean, he has a hell of a haircut, um,once again, but this time at the slower pace, uh, I mean, we, he has a great haircut . By the way you are listening to the vocal man. I am supposed to be there, woke up, man. But my name is Daniel Goodson. Thanks for tuning in. Yeah. Yeah. I could have to say that was a good point. Charles you'll be scored. Well, I don't agree with it, but that was a hell of a good point. You just made. Yeah.Could have to say, you know, that was a good point, Charles, you scored well, I don't agree with it, but that was a hell of a good point. You just made. By the way as always, you can read along while you're listening to the Vocab man, that way you can catch the vocabulary. You didn't understand. Yeah. He's he's uh, he's, he's, he's a hell of a guy anyway.I'm probably not a hell of an English learner but I'm giving my best here and hopefully I can share my knowledge with you guys. Because together it's more fun to learn English. El Paso's front door, his name, Frank Mitch senior. He had to be the most important staff member go pass. I've ever had. He got this club off the ground, got it through the depression and, and got it into modern day. It was just a hell of a guy. If you listen to the vocal man on a regular basis, one thing is for sure that we are going to speak a hell of a lot better. At least you will be able to understand things it's betterin terms of identifying what we're up against. If you could start to move that, to identify what you're up against, you're going to do things a hell of a lot better. If we can even take it one step further and..in terms of identifying what we're up against. If you could start to move that, to identify what you're up against, you're going to do things a hell of a lot better. If we can even take it one step further and...So let's take our English one step further and. Practice practice, practice. I hope you could enjoy this episode of the Vocab man. This was the expression, a hell of a... thank you very much.And bye.
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Full trancript:Here is the link to the interview with Ahmad at my fluent podcast: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/myfluentpodcast/75_Ahmad_from_Senegal.mp3Come to terms with something to come to terms with, it means to accept something negative or pleasant or tragic, which cannot be changed. How does the world come to terms with those responsible for rounding up deporting and exterminating millions of innocent people. This war too fast. Maybe this time, a bit slower.How does the world come to terms with those responsible for rounding up deporting and exterminating millions of innocent...00:34 to come to terms with it means to accept something negative or unpleasant. Or tragic, which could not be changed. Thanks for tuning in. I am the vocab man. And this time Ahmad from Senegal helps me out a bit. Thank you very much Ahmad.Example 1: I have to come to terms with the fact that our interview session hasn't been working out properly. We didn't realize it during the interview. But only found out after we've finished. 01:10 This is actually a great example from Ahmad and how come. Well, it's simple because the example comes from a real situation. Actually, we had a conversation together. I conducted an interview with Ahmad and we had to realize that there was this crackling during the interview, a sort of a cracking noise, you know, so a tip to you would be to use. examples from your real life. I mean phrases which are connected to you and that way the expression will stick better. You would remember it better believe me on that,I have to come to terms with the fact that our interview session hasn't been working out properly. We didn't realize it during the interview, but only to found (find?) out after we've finished. 02:15 So let's see what words we could use instead of come to terms with a synonym could be just to accept or to come to grips with, to bite the bullet, to confront, to deal with, to face up, to, to manage, to handle. Well it always depends on the context and so on. 02:44 I'd (would) also finally come to terms. I'd also finally come to terms with the fact that my two cultures didn't have to be on a collision course, but instead became a space where I found my own voice. I stopped feeling like I had to pick a side but this took me many, many years.03:03 Example number two, we've been suffering from heavy rains lately, but eventually we've came to terms with unfriendly weather.Again, we've been suffering from heavy rains lately with eventually we've came to terms with unfriendly weather. 03:24 So we came to terms with the fact that the audio quality of the interview was not perfect, but to be honest, that's not the most important thing. The most important thing is the message or the conversation in itself.I guess it's kind of similar to when a psychologist get someone to relive past trauma and come to terms with it. As always guys, you can read along while you are listening to the Vocab man, just have a look at my show notes. 04:01 Hello there, mr. Daniel, I read your email only to discover that our recording session wasn't working properly, which is quite a shame, really?Yeah. But it is not the end of the world. And even though maybe people aren't going to listen to it properly, but we did it, you know, we have conversation between me and you and you've been understanding what I was talking to you and it is very important. It is still important. And maybe one day we can make it out. Yes. 04:42 Thank you for tuning in this is Daniel Goodson. And if you are curious about our interview, you can just head over to my fluent podcast and learn about Ahmad's methods, how he learned, or is learning English. Bye!The song is called "positive and fun". The artist is Scott Holmes and great musician.How does the world come to terms with those responsible forfeeling like I had to pick a side, but this took me many, many years.Maybe one day we can make it out. Yes!
Full transcript:What is your favorite expression? Do you have a favorite word?What is your favorite word? Democratization. So I thought maybe this could be a cool idea. If you want me to cover an expression or a word on this podcast, then just send me an email to myfluentpodcast@gmail.com.I have a favorite expression that I use with staff and your favorite, maybe some parents or friends have also say is it's called "trust your gut" (trust your instinct or feeling).I'd say (I would say) trust your gut and just participate. This is going to be fun. I guarantee. A hundred percent.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5620&v=I8uUjtiaXqE&feature=emb_logoThere is an expression in my language, where you call someone constipated dog. And when I'm driving, I use that expression a whole lot but actually my favorite expression is from Spanish is Mexican Spanish. A word. I learned from all the kids who taught me when I thought was English. When I was back in Watsonville. And it's "Spanish speaking" what, you know, I don't even know how to translate it exactly but like, all at loose ends, untidy, I know how to use it and Any of you, Spanish speakers can provide a better translation or So discombobulated, but a little, okay. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. That sounds pretty good. Actually. It's sort of like that. And you could give background information. Why you like this specific expression or tell us or write to us where you came across that expression. It's up to you. And of course, if you like, you can also send me a voice message. This would be even better. And then I could integrate it in a future episode. So the email address is myfluentpodcast@gmail.com. And by the way, one of my favorite words or expressions is in a jiffy.Like be back in a Jiffy. And I came across this expression in a very old book called poison Island. In a jiffy is a colloquial English expression for "in a short amount of time".The origins of jiffy or unknown though, there are theories. One suggestion is that it comes from British thieves slang for lightning. Hence, that means very fast in a jiffy be back in a Jiffy, mate. So that's it for today. I am the vocab man, and you were listening to fluent vocabulary and I hope you tune in in a jiffy.Bye.
Full transcript: I like the quiet of the mornings, but that's not to say that I don't love a sunset (=the apparent descent of the sun below the horizon) too. And especially, you know, getting to see in California, such incredible sunsets. They're mad.Hello guys. Thanks for tuning in (tune in= to listen to or view a broadcast of). This is Daniel Goodson. I am the vocab man and you're listening to fluent vocabulary.But that's not to say that I don't love.That's not to say is another expression I probably have never used before, but when I come across this expression in a movie or a series.I know exactly what it means. But remember guys that this show is all about becoming more fluent or to appear more natural or, um, to sound like a native. Well kind of, not exactly because we will never be a native speaker that is crystal clear, but nevertheless, I want to try to use this expression more often.And especially also, because when I looked it up, it appeared hundreds of times. I mean, this expression is used quite a lot by native speakers. With cloud computing. And I think the same thing now is beginning to happen to information technology, which arguably. Is as important to businesses today as power was to our industrial forebears (ANCESTOR, FOREFATHER) a hundred years ago.And that's not to say that information technology or computing and electricity are similar as technologies. Obviously they're very, very different. The easiest explanation or definition of the expression that's not to say is as simple as that. That does not mean. So we could just say that does not mean that doesn't mean, but nevertheless, let's try to use, that's not to say.I mean, even Obama is using this expression. That's not to say that our work is complete. In addition to our NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) responsibilities, we will work with the international community to provide assistance. To the people of living.A more complicated definition of "that's not to say that" could be used for adding a statement that correct what you have just said or makes it less definite (DECIDED) .Now that's not to say that I'm old enough to remember the first woman who ever flew, because I know women have been flying for decades (a decade = a period of 10 years) before I ever even thought of flying. Some synonyms could be, this does not mean that.It doesn't signify. It doesn't imply it doesn't represent, or this is not to suggest that, but basically there are a hundred different ways to express similar ideas.So guys, that's almost it for today. I hope you enjoyed. And of course, don't worry if you didn't understand every single word, because this audio bites are quite difficult to grasp, quite difficult to understand, but don't worry. I have made a transcript for you so you can read along while you are listening to me, the Vocab Man on this show. Fluent vocabulary. Thanks a lot. And bye.That's not to say that our work is complete. In addition to our NATO responsibilities, we will work with the international community to provide assistance to the people that live there. That's not to say that our work.And that's not to say that information technology or computing and electricity are similar as technology is obviously they're very, very different.If you like this show, you may also like my other podcast called "my fluent podcast". Tune in and have a listen!
Full transcript as always:Hello guys, this is Daniel (The Vocab Man) and the idea here is that you explain to us the expression "it goes without saying" Can you give an explanation in your own words? And I thought I was coming to basically apologize, but I'm not apologize. You didn't come here to apalogize? That goes without saying, and I'm working on that, but I haven't been entirely upfront with you.And I just, in fact, I want all the members of operation keynote to receive the congressional medal of honor, full citizenship for myself. Well, that goes without saying and I would like the United States of America to purchase property for me on Nantucket Island, as a reward for all the countless lives I've saved. Eva: The expression, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, I think it's more or less the same as NEEDLESS TO SAY. It's used in reference to something that it's obvious, that we all know about it. Like in, "It goes without saying that we need to spend long hours using English if we want to speak and understand it without too much effort"And what has been your favorite city to visit? Well, I always love coming home to New York, so of course that goes without saying, but it was a, it was very exciting to see how...Eva: The thing is that I've never used this expression before, and I think it's more usual in formal situations as in political speeches or when someone is talking to an audience, to emphasize something that comes later in their talk: 'It goes without saying....blah, blah, blah'.I think that goes without saying, but we need more than that too. We need.... yeah. Eva: Yeah,  but I think it could be useful in our day to day. Imagine that we have a friend whose car has broken down. We can tell him or her: 'It goes without saying that if you need my car while yours is being fixed, you can take it'Or another example that could be familiar to most of us: a teacher saying in an exam "It goes without saying that if I get you cheating, automatically you'll get a zero. Why aren't we all out there looking, we have the cars and we have to clear enough room so I can get the RV turned around as soon as it's running now that we have fuel, we can double back to a bypass Glenn flagged on the map by him, easier and try to get through this mess. We're not going anywhere till my daughter gets back. That goes without saying,Eva: and Daniel, I'm curious about the reason you picked it, and if it's an expression that you use. What do you tell me?Thank you so much, Eva, for all of your explanations. These were really great. And actually I haven't used the expression yet, but I want to use it more often. I came across that expression several times when watching series and then I just decided to cover it. on Fluent vocabulary. And I find it hilarious that an expression exists that explains something that should be obvious to all the world, but for some reasons there are things in life which have to be spoken out, nevertheless, even if it's obvious. So in a way it's not obvious and that's the reason. So thank you very much, Eva. And thanks for tuning in. I am the vocab man, and you were listening to "fluent vocabulary" bye! Just one last thing here. In fact, too, as always can read along the transcript while listening to Fluent vocabulary, this is so valuable, especially when listening to this, all your bits from theories or movies, because they are really hard to grasp hard to understand and the transcript, gives you a hint and will help you to understand it. And of course, when listening several times that will boost your listening skills as well. The transcript is on my show notes.And of course, if you want to be part of the show, you can send me an email to myfluentpodcast@gmail.com. Bye.
Full transcript below!Because, like you said, you can be really down and out what you put on one of those records and it really will lift your spirits up. And I have never found anything that could lift your spirits, like gospel our spiritual music. Daniel: Hello guys. This is Daniel. I am the vocab man. You are listening to fluent vocabulary, eventually giggling and laughing and everything. You do feel a lot better. So from a mental or mental, emotional standpoint, it lifts your spirits. Uh, people tend to be more resilient. From a mental or mental, emotional standpoint, it lifts your spirits. Daniel: With this episode, I'm going to try to lift your spirits guys because sometimes we feel a bit depressed because maybe our language journey doesn't go on. As we wished. So you probably didn't catch every single word because the speakers tends to speak really fast. But the good news here is that the transcription is waiting for you. That way you can read along while listening to this podcast. And besides that there are several applications, apps at your disposal, which allow you to reduce the speed of the audio file. And that way you can understand even better. And I recommend that you listen to the episode several times. I'm pretty sure if you follow these instructions, your English is gonna take to the roof. So I think your spirits are already, should be lifted by now.as I said before, it's a great posture to just kind of lift your spirits, give the body a little energetic cleanse, great for the lower back.Daniel: And, um, we'll talk more about the benefits of this posture over on the website. And as you could already guess to lift one spirits means to make one feel happier or more carefree. And where did we come across these expression? Well I was listening to a YouTube channel to Zdenek's English podcast, he explains different expressions and he's doing a great job our there, and I could learn a bunch of things. Thanks to him. I'm going to show you what I mean. Zdenek: Maybe for you Monday is still that least favorite day. Well, if that is the case, I'm here to lift your spirits. How do I do that? Well, by explaining to you. What the phrase to lift your spirits means. So to lift somebody's spirits, it pretty much means to cheer someone up.So if somebody is not feeling very well, perhaps they are a little bit depressed or sad or bored or something, you can lift their spirits by doing something that will make them happier. Alright, so to lift somebody's spirits means to make somebody feel happier. You can also lift the spirits in English. That's also possible to say, alright, how do you lift your spirits? If you're not feeling very happy.Daniel: So, That was Zenek. And well, all right, when I don't feel very happy, I lift my spirits by cooking something and eating something I really like. And speaking about food.My hearty result with succulent sausages, fresh fennel, red wine, and Hazel nuts will lift your spirits to the snow top mountains.So in my case, eating pizza with red vine , Really cheers me up or makes me kind of feel better. So listening to a humorous podcast might cheer you up maybe.Wether,you they had a tough day or a good day. There are real positive things and it does switch your mood and the beauty of having a gratitude journal and everything in it is that if you are having a bad day, guess what? You can flip through it. And you can take a look at some past gratitudes to lift your spirits up. Thank you for tuning in. This is Daniel. You were listening to Fluent vocabulary. Have a good one.Zdenek's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A83pvuhh4wwww.myfluentpodcast.com
Full transcript: To us, it's really a no brainer for a very minimal investment in the grand scheme of things, you can really start kids off on the right foot. It's I think is a no brainer. I think it works because that's the way the whole world works. Right. I am Daniel Goodson. You are listening to fluent vocabulary. Welcome. And I said, why have we done so much on something that seems so straightforward? And you give poor people, cash, you condition it on them doing basic things like making sure the kids are fed and whatever. It seems like such a no brainer. And they told me is because ideologically, so many people were against it. So there was this notion that if you give cash to poor people, it will take away the desire to work. As always, there are several definitions what a no brainer could be. I like this one very much a no brainer is something, especially a choice or decision that is so obvious or easy as to require little or no thought.And be aware, there's this rather informal take care where you want to use this expression.right next to the subway. Then they figure out that the rents are half of what they're paying in Manhattan. And then they figure out that all their employees live in Brooklyn anyway. And so then it becomes a no brainer and they start to move out.Another definition could be anything requiring little fought or effort, something easy or simple to understand or do. Um, so why was, was it a kind of a no brainer to bring him back? Cause he wrote the sprinkler or the wrote the book for this andnow a few synonyms cakewalk. Child's play kit stuff, a picnic, some antonyms could be a stumper, a brain teaser.That's it for today, guys. I recommend to go over the podcast episode several times. That way you will retain the information better. Bykind of a no brainer to bring him back. Cause he wrote cause he wrote because he wrote and so then it becomes a no brainer and they, they start to move out.www.myfluentpodcast.com
TEST2Transcript:That's right up my alley. I thought, wow, that sounds really fun. And right up my alley, so. What do you think, man? Absolutely gorgeous right up my alley. Welcome back to fluent vocabulary. On this episode, we covered the expression "right up my alley". If you like being in front of people and on the, on the stage, you get to work with people every single day and that's your job.And I thought, wow, that sounds really fun. And right up my alley. So I got another master's degree in something called organizational development, organizational change.To be right up one's alley means it's well suited to one's tastes interests or abilities, and it's quite informal. So my goal is I want to be able to use this expression in daily life.And also I want to be able to use the synonyms. To reach this goal. I will listen to my own podcast several times because it's just right up my alley to learn things like that. I mean by producing this podcast, I'm going to learn the expression. And then by relistening to it on my mobile phone and, and reading the transcript at the same time, I'm going to learn a bunch of new vocabulary and I'm going to learn some intonation patterns when I am listening to the different audio bytes. (excerpts) So in short, Well, learning with podcasts is right up my alley.The characters are all very likable and the story has some pretty depressing and emotional moments, which are right up my alley. I love sad stories. The game really feels like it was a passion project for the developers. It has a lot of part. I hope that Ubisoft. Keeps making these unique downloadable UE art games. I've really enjoyed them and recommend Valliant house to everyone who is interested in war history or just good storytelling.But of course be careful because you can use right up your alley to indicate that something's happening right up your alley when you use alley, not in a figurative sense, alley, as in a narrow passage way between or behind buildings. Imagine this. An alley is a path aligned with threes, bushes, or stones. I mean, this is one of the possible meanings, so let's listen to a literal example. In Tennessee. Um, I think one of my first outbreaks, uh, was right up my alley. It was actually a, an outbreak of late onset, a group B streptococcus and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.And so let's take a look at some synonyms which we could use instead of right up my alley. So first, and for me, the favorite one is my cup of tea. This is my cup of tea. Another one could be, this is my thing, or this is my favorite thing, or this is really my thing. And then there is. My sort or my type. This is really my sword. This is really my type or my taste. So there are a bunch of different ways to express that this is really your thing. This is really what you like or what you can do really well. And I was like, yep, this is for me. This is right up my alley. So I took a week off lectures in first year, which is a big, big thing to do.I want to thank you very much for tuning in. And I really hope that this podcast is right up your alley. If so, please subscribe on a podcast service like Spotify or iTunes. And if you have any suggestions for improvement, you can reach me at my fluent podcast at dot com. I'm Daniel Goodson. And you're listening to fluent vocabulary.Okay. What do you think, man? Absolutely gorgeous. Great contrast in woods. Great curves compound curve legs right up my alley. Now I know you love contrast and woods. So we chose a Walnut butter nut, and I think it really adds for a great detail. The song in the background is called back on the road again, and the artist is Scott Holmes.Exactly. I'm in computer technology department. Therefore I take an Excel class. I've taken the CSE one 10. I'm taking, you know, so that's right up my alley.Yeah, it's not my cup of tea, not, not the kind of thing that I would really advocate, but the interesting experiment beyond the social stuff.pretty depressing and emotional moments, which are right up my alley. I love sad stories.And I thought, wow, that sounds really fun and right up my alley. So I got another master's degree in somethingYeah, it's not my cup of tea.Links:https://www.powerthesaurus.org/right_up_my_alley/synonymsBack On The Road Again by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Music_for_TV__Film/Back_On_The_Road_Again_1828An alley: a narrow passageway between or behind buildings."he took a short cut along an alley"up your alley (Urban dictionary) Means, "right in line with your tastes and/or abilities." Sometimes "down your alley." Means the same thing. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=up%20your%20alleywww.myfluentpodcast.com
Transcript:That's right up my alley. I thought, wow, that sounds really fun. And right up my alley, so. What do you think, man? Absolutely gorgeous right up my alley. Welcome back to fluent vocabulary. On this episode, we covered the expression "right up my alley". If you like being in front of people and on the, on the stage, you get to work with people every single day and that's your job.And I thought, wow, that sounds really fun. And right up my alley. So I got another master's degree in something called organizational development, organizational change.To be right up one's alley means it's well suited to one's tastes interests or abilities, and it's quite informal. So my goal is I want to be able to use this expression in daily life.And also I want to be able to use the synonyms. To reach this goal. I will listen to my own podcast several times because it's just right up my alley to learn things like that. I mean by producing this podcast, I'm going to learn the expression. And then by relistening to it on my mobile phone and, and reading the transcript at the same time, I'm going to learn a bunch of new vocabulary and I'm going to learn some intonation patterns when I am listening to the different audio bytes. (excerpts) So in short, Well, learning with podcasts is right up my alley.The characters are all very likable and the story has some pretty depressing and emotional moments, which are right up my alley. I love sad stories. The game really feels like it was a passion project for the developers. It has a lot of part. I hope that Ubisoft. Keeps making these unique downloadable UE art games. I've really enjoyed them and recommend Valliant house to everyone who is interested in war history or just good storytelling.But of course be careful because you can use right up your alley to indicate that something's happening right up your alley when you use alley, not in a figurative sense, alley, as in a narrow passage way between or behind buildings. Imagine this. An alley is a path aligned with threes, bushes, or stones. I mean, this is one of the possible meanings, so let's listen to a literal example. In Tennessee. Um, I think one of my first outbreaks, uh, was right up my alley. It was actually a, an outbreak of late onset, a group B streptococcus and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.And so let's take a look at some synonyms which we could use instead of right up my alley. So first, and for me, the favorite one is my cup of tea. This is my cup of tea. Another one could be, this is my thing, or this is my favorite thing, or this is really my thing. And then there is. My sort or my type. This is really my sword. This is really my type or my taste. So there are a bunch of different ways to express that this is really your thing. This is really what you like or what you can do really well. And I was like, yep, this is for me. This is right up my alley. So I took a week off lectures in first year, which is a big, big thing to do.I want to thank you very much for tuning in. And I really hope that this podcast is right up your alley. If so, please subscribe on a podcast service like Spotify or iTunes. And if you have any suggestions for improvement, you can reach me at my fluent podcast at dot com. I'm Daniel Goodson. And you're listening to fluent vocabulary.Okay. What do you think, man? Absolutely gorgeous. Great contrast in woods. Great curves compound curve legs right up my alley. Now I know you love contrast and woods. So we chose a Walnut butter nut, and I think it really adds for a great detail. The song in the background is called back on the road again, and the artist is Scott Holmes.Exactly. I'm in computer technology department. Therefore I take an Excel class. I've taken the CSE one 10. I'm taking, you know, so that's right up my alley.Yeah, it's not my cup of tea, not, not the kind of thing that I would really advocate, but the interesting experiment beyond the social stuff.pretty depressing and emotional moments, which are right up my alley. I love sad stories.And I thought, wow, that sounds really fun and right up my alley. So I got another master's degree in somethingYeah, it's not my cup of tea.Links:https://www.powerthesaurus.org/right_up_my_alley/synonymsBack On The Road Again by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Music_for_TV__Film/Back_On_The_Road_Again_1828An alley: a narrow passageway between or behind buildings."he took a short cut along an alley"up your alley (Urban dictionary) Means, "right in line with your tastes and/or abilities." Sometimes "down your alley." Means the same thing. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=up%20your%20alleywww.myfluentpodcast.com
So, do you buy into Governor Burgum's idea of reinventing government?Very much so, very much so I buy into his idea of reinventing government. I think what we are gonna is social service Very much so is one of these expressions I may have come across a million times maybe in daily life but i still can't use it in daily life and that's exactly the reason why we cover the expression very much so.2I'm Hikaru SuluYou are a pilot right?Very much so, Sir. I'm not sure what's wrong here.Is the parking brake on? Oh no...So you just heard Zulu from the series or the movie star trek,lets listen to it once again:3Star Trek: The next GenerationS2 E22 Shades of GreyIs something wrong? No, it's just that Commander Riker's emotions are rather passionate.As in erotic?Very much so.so i guess you could just say of course instead of very much so,so the language learners i recommend that your more when you listen to podcasts or watch movies,just jot down different expressions you wanna tackle on or you wanna learn that you work very well though slowly but steadily.I am done a good song your listening to category thanks for tuning in if you like this show.Might also like my other show called my fluent podcast.Just google it "my fluent podcast" bye... i'm not sure what's wrong here is the parking break on? Oh no..
Be caraful: today's podcast has explicit content.Transcript:This episode is going to be great, guys. We cover the expression, to lose one's shit. And I'm not kidding. Once again, loose one's shit. What? I'm sort of losing my shit up here. According to wiktionary.org, there are three different definitions. The first one it's: to lose one's temper I'll of course it's idiomatic and vulgar.So be careful when using these expression, the second one is to have a sudden burst of emotion, regardless of the type of feeling. And the third one is to break down in laugher.Lockdown Okay. The contrary (antonym) to lose one shit would be to hold it together. So please guys always hold it together, please. They took me off my hormones. What why is saying it's liver damage? It's bullshit. They just don't want to be liable. Oh, I'm sorry, baby. I'm losing my shit, crystal. I don't want to have to ask you. I don't know what else to do.So this was an excerpt from the series from Netflix. Orange is the new black well, apparently the inmates have a lot of reasons to lose their shit because I came across these expressions several times in that series. And the next piece of audio I'm going to show you is really great. You can literally feel how the inmate, the one woman is, is not really holding it together.And she's calling her friend or husband. I'm not quite sure, but. He tries to reassure her, but I'm not quite sure if he is successful. I love you so much. One of my roommates had a massive heart attack when she got here. Okay. You are not allowed to have a heart attack. What did you have for dinner? My folks brought from the palace.The palace dinner here is scary liver. I insulted the chef and. You're not supposed to eat pudding cause it's been to desert storm by Burleson. To me, you cannot wash your shit. Okay. I mean it, please, please tell me, you're keeping it together, please. Please tell me you're okay. Wrap it up. Chairman. I'm Chapman here.You're my pipes. Okay. And, uh, I love you, and this is only temporary. That's what you'll get Johnson, but it's just been one day and I can't, I can't Piper. You can, you so can. Okay. You, you, you. Are so strong Bayview and you love adventure, right? That's what got you in there. And that's, that's, what's going to get you through.It's all just a big adventure with liver and yogurt Jones and, and, and racism. You can come on Friday, please come. And Freddy, tell me mother to come on Saturday and don't tell her that you're coming on Friday. Okay. But some of the synonyms could be. To go crazy or to go nuts, to freak out, to run wild, to go berserk, to go mantle, lose it, or to lose your control, to lose your temper, to, to fly off the handle.Well, there are a lots of different expressions as there are different definitions for, to lose one's shit. But just to give you an idea, some synonyms.Okay. I mean, please, please tell me. You're keeping it together, please. So guys, if you didn't like this episode, please guys keep it together. Don't lose your shit. I mean this expression, maybe vulgar, but. I mean, it's part of the language. And even if you don't want to use it, ideally it's good to at least understand it.So that's it for today for. The fluent vocabulary podcast. I'm Daniel Goodson as always you'll find the transcript for free. I don't charge any penny because I want to give a gift to you, even if it's only do that, they are listening to me. It's great. I mean, if you are happy, then I am happy to buyI think I can't. Find the right expression to describe this music.I mean it, please, please tell me, you're keeping it together, please.okay.Links: Line Spacing by Mild Wild is licensed under a Attribution License. https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mild_Wild/a_Line_Spacing_b_Say_Goodnight/Line_Spacinghttps://www.powerthesaurus.org/lose_your_shithttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lose_one%27s_shit
It's up for debate // Definition: not agreed upon by everybodyTranscript:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=378&v=kOZOXL1Cnzo&feature=emb_logoThe journey matters more than the final answer,because in history, answers are always up for debate.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=864&v=XaqowGjdDhY&feature=emb_logoYou make a really good case for the education of womenand girls around the world.As a father of two little girls, I don't eventhink it's up for debate.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2900&v=xHHuFx2Rta4&feature=emb_logoAnd one of the kind of questions that we leave a bit up for debate in that room is the extent to which we see each of those three major artists; Holbein, Dürer and Cranach; are they kindof equally German? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=326&v=nlsnnhn3VWE&feature=emb_logoSo whether George Bush's domestic policywould have worked is up for debate, but the events of September 11, 2001 ensured thatforeign policy would dominate any discussion of the opening decade of the 21st century.Music:Sunday Funday by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Music_for_TV__Film/Sunday_Funday
Full transcript:Antifa or Antifa, depending where you live in this country, the anti-fascist who go mask into demonstrations, why are they masked? They do not want to be identified. Antifa has always been a buzzword. In the media, a buzzword is a word or phrase that becomes very popular for a period of time. They will move quickly and talk about Antifa this, this, uh, uh, group that's been identified on the far left.Um, how do we read that? And just today, the president Trump has declared Antifa as a terrorist organization. And that's the reason why today. We're gonna focus, um, Antifa and whether you call them Antifa or Antifa, the group has become a relatively recent buzz word in the news. Yet the antifascist movement has been around for nearly a century.So what exactly is the modern Antifa and where does it come from? Well, historically anti fascism has been defined as a reactive and Milton opposition to fascist groups in power.According to Merriam Webster, the definition of Antifa Antifa is a person or group actively opposing fascism. The second definition is an anti fascist movement. An example from tart Chitlin would be. Antifa is the backlash to the backlash at defensive response to the growing presents of right wing extremism.The first known use is 1946 in the meaning defined at the first definition, and from the etymology point of view, Antifa was borrowed from German. Antifa short for anti-fascist dish in anti-fascist tissue act tune, meaning multi-party front initiated by the German communist party in 1932 to counter narcissism.Pivot of, you call it whatever you want, but they're people that want free speech. If you look at what's going on with free speech with the super left. With Antifa with all of these characters. I'll tell you what, they get a lot of publicity, but you go to the real campuses and you go all over the country.You go out to the middle West, you go out even to the coast in many cases, uh, we have a tremendous support. I would say we have majority support. I think it's highly overblown, highly over. I totally agree. And we see it on the ground and some people say, Hey, I'm, did you recognize that voice? Have a guess.So guys, that's it for today. I'm Daniel Goodson. Thank you very much for tuning in. Bye. We could even engage in some light and gun-free fact checking every now and then you could while your friends online by being the first to figure out that this supposed image of a. Antifa demonstrator beating a policeman in Charlottesville was actually an altered photo of Greek protests taken years earlier.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3022&v=tHlDx2DZcC8&feature=emb_logoInsurgency from Below: Activism in the Trump EraThe Graduate Center, CUNYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=451&v=nKYHllgoErY&feature=emb_logoShields and Brooks on John McCain’s patriotism, Florida election upsetsPBS NewsHour https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=kRXlAu1Pjsg&feature=emb_logoAntifa's Violent History Explained | NowThis WorldNowThis World 5https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=547&v=2dAcxXvay-U&feature=emb_logoPresident Trump Participates in a Panel Discussion at the Generation Next SummitThe White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=448&v=cBIJd7hjpa8&feature=emb_logoThe internet is trolling you | Pamela Martin | TEDxUSUTEDx Talks https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antifaMountains All Around Us by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Road_Trip_Indie_Rock/Mountains_All_Around_Us
“Having said that” is a useful transitional phrase that has become common in spoken language. When people say, “Having said that” it is a signal that they are gonna say something which will contrast or disagree with what they said a moment ago.For the full transcipt go to: https://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=861Now, having said that, I would tell you as well that in education and in healthcare in particular, the two words that you’re going to hear for the next decade are going to be transparency and efficacyHaving said that, we must recognize that these detention policies cannot be unbounded.ObamaOn episode 21 (22) we want to cover the expression “having said that”. Having said that is a transitional phrase that has become more and more common in spoken language. When people say, “having said that”, it is a signal that they are going to say something which will contrast or disagree with what they said a moment ago. And to be honest with you. I came to learn about this expression just today when I was listening to a podcast called Inglespodcast. And before that I always misinterpreted this expression. So it’s about time to discuss this expression and learn it for good. So the Inglespodcast puts it this way have a listen:So it’s when you want to give a different opinion about something. An example would be he forgets most things. This is probably me. Craig forgets most things, but having said that, he always remembers my birthday. So what that really means is, despite what has just been said, despite what has just been said. And when you want to give a contrasting opinion, so you give one opinion, but then you want to contrast it with another comment. Even though you think both things are true, you could say, for example, Apple products are expensive. Having said that, I must admit they’re very well made, so many people use that expression. Having said that, some people don’t. Some people say “That being said“, it’s not so common, but it means the same thing. Here’s an example, but Peter was reading, listening, and writing are all very good. That being said, his speaking needs to be improved. I could replace it with, having said that, his speaking needs to be improved. So that being said is a variation of having said that,InglespodcastSome synonymesWhat would be some synonyms we could use? Well. It’s that simple, for example there is: However, though, after saying that, nonetheless, nevertheless.…hearing about the importance of local connection, uh, and instead of just sort of the network participation serving that community, any thoughts about that? I think where we’re headed is to become more national. Now, having said that, what I really mean is local. That sounds like a paradox, but by, by saying more national, I think NPR has realized that it is more important now, maybe more than ever before for them to reach out beyond the beltway, beyond the traditional coastal media centers and reach out to different parts of the country.Current Conversations, Dick Pryor, Episode #218 (at 19.55 minutes)https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1197&v=ugmEXTZbEY0&feature=emb_logoAs always, you can read along while you are listening to this podcast. That way you can improve your English even better. My name is Daniel Goodson and this is the fluent vocabulary podcast. Bye.
Full Transcript:On this episode of fluent vocabulary, we focus on a bunch of phrases and the expression "I've lost my train of thought". Just stands there, representative for functional expressions that buy you time. So if you don't know exactly what you should say, and maybe you just need a second to think about it.Then there are a lot of functional phrases which I want to tackle in this episode. I've lost my train of thought. No, a golden Apple. Got it. I want you to look it up. AUSL program. Okay. Golden egg. That was a bit fast, but you can hear in the beginning he said, I've lost my train of thought. And then the other speaker gives him a cue word (buzzword) so that he knows again where they were.Once again, I lost my train of thought. No, a golden Apple. Got it. I want you to look it up. AUSL program. Okay, so to lose one's train of thought means to be unable to resume one's previous progression of thought. So it is used figuratively. In other words, it's to forget what one was talking or thinking about.And the next useful expression is,where were we, in serious point. Thanks very much. Um, so I was there, I was talking to this builder. He's a lovely bloke. And so the expression is where were we, it's real difficult to make this phrase out. So let's hear again. Well, we're in serious point. Thanks very much. Um, so I was there.I talked to this builder. He's a lovely bloke. Another great expression is my mind went blank. So if you had kind of an blackout and you don't know what to say, you can just say, my mind went blank. So the other person knows that, you, you've kind of lost your train of thought. I have some shows on this.We're going to try to do a couple of live shows from there. Mmm, Mmm Mmm. In my mind, just... my mind just went blank. Too many things going on in my head. Yeah. Laura, Laura Eisenhower is going to be there along with a lot of other people. My mind just went blank. So a fantastic expression too. Buy you time to think about something or just to signalize that your mind went blank.So these are all useful expressions to buy your time and as you could listen to this is very useful, not only for non-natives. Even the natives are using them. So, instead of stuttering or just saying, ehhm, mmm, mmm. You can start out to use these phrases in your daily life. So they will get stuck in your head.You will remember them better. Another phrase is. "On the tip of my tongue". So this is for the situation when, when you know something, but you just can't find the (except: error) the exact words. So it's literally on the tip of your tongue. Now I can't think of a better artismal coffee shop name than the one on the tip of my tongue here.Birch and sons. Actually, it's 2015 Virgin daughters. There we go. So I've got my Birch and daughters coffee shop on the tip of your tongue. What a wonderful expression. And now comes to question. Where did I find all all of these expressions? Well, I listened to a wonderful podcast called Zdenek's English podcast.And on episode 298 the host Zdenek said the following words. Practice makes perfect. Remember that. So it's not enough to just listen to me saying these phrases to you or even writing them down. What you need to do is to actively start using these. So whenever you can't think of a word, whenever somebody asks you a question, need.You need to give yourself more time to think about it. Well, why not try and use these expressions? So on this episode of Zdenek's English podcast, the host, when... tackled a lot of these kind of expressions. So I jotted them down and try to Google them. And. And searched for for audio bites, but I haven't used them yet.That's the next step. But what I want to say is that normally I just consume or listen to a podcast and then I just go on to the next podcast and so on. It's like when you're watching Netflix, you may also binge-watched series, which I certainly did many times, but sometimes it's just good to stick to one thing and then try to remember the words or the expressions, because the more we are being active in a way.The better. We are gonna learn the words we are gonna remember them and so on. So let's have a quick listen to Zdenek's English podcast. Now I've also used the, the idiom, it's on the tip of my tongue, which is another one you could use. When, when you forget what you want to say, or when you forget the word, you just say, it's on the tip of my tongue.What's the word I'm looking for? You could even use both of these together. So before I wrap this up for today, I say goodbye and if you want to have a listen to Zdenek's Einglish podcast, the links are on the show notes. It's really worth it. I mean, it's a great guy. He is an English teacher and he knows his own onions.In other words, he knows his stuff. He's very knowledgeable. By then there's another one. My mind has just gone blank, or my mind went blank, you know, blank paper is paper with nothing on it. Um, so you could use it. That means you're admitting to, to completely forgetting what you were about to say. Right.That's okay. Let's show is your honesty, and again, nice idiom to use, but this one is my personal favorite, and it's, I think it's used in British English mainly. Uh, sometimes the, the British say, I've lost my train of thought. I've lost my train of thought. What a great piece of language this is.https://www.podbean.com/site/EpisodeDownload/PBDCAE37WP5ZDZdenek's English podcast https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/lose+train+of+thoughtThe Edge of Nowhere by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Documentary__TV_Series_Music/The_Edge_of_Nowhere_mastered
Transcript:And how it goes is up to all of us. Stone the stone across the morass as my father used to say. You're going through a morass and we are in a morass, there is no doubt about that. Find a stone, find firm footing and step onto that stone. Then you find the next stone, then you find the next stone. That's what we've been doing. This reopening is the most data-driven fact specific science driven reopening that has been done. Period.Andrew Cuomo - New York Covernor (Coronavirus News Conference May 15, 2020)https://www.c-span.org/video/?472216-1/infection-rate-expected-rise-york-begins-phase-reopening-governor-cuomo
Learn vocabulary with Daniel Goodson, the vocab man, who talks about vocabulary. This time with a lot of music. Sorry guys. I love you all. “Unmitigated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmitigated. Accessed 14 May. 2020.https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmitigatedDefinition of unmitigated1: not lessened : unrelieved sufferings unmitigated by any hope of early relief2: being so definitely what is stated as to offer little chance of change or relief an unmitigated disasterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3264&v=ZzzVdhyKjww&feature=emb_logoEvery tenth pot of rice I make is a unmitigated disaster and I don't knowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=489&v=-xY57F_cJ6k&feature=emb_logogovernment hasno role. The one common denominator that unifies all economic thinking is the unswerving beliefin pursuing growth.JR: But what happens when we no longer can grow at the same pace that we've been accustomedto in the past? Is it the unmitigated disaster that we've been taught to believe. Curiouslywhen we look around the world and we see which societies and which economies have the mostcontent and happiest people, they are seldom the economies that have the largest GDP. Theyare seldom even the economies that have the fastest growing GDP. Countries like Denmarkconsistently outpaced countries like the United States.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1508&v=leyxgPRYDuk&feature=emb_logoAnd sadly, there is an African-Americanman right now who may be executed, by the name ofDuane Buck. Google him when you get a chance, and you'lldiscover sadly, that Duane Buck is on death row, becausean expert witness, during the sentencing phase of the trial, hadthe unmitigated racist gall to suggest that becausehe is black, he is much more dangerous. It's his skin colorthat makes him, that makes him dangerous. And the jury thensentenced him to death. To execution. They are in the state ofTexas, again I'll repeat, the criminal justice systemexperienced from the bottom up is often criminal and downrightunjust.https://dictionary.cambridge.org/de/worterbuch/englisch/unmitigatedhttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/Bruce_Lee/Cat_Somefilewav__devdsp/04_-_Bruce_Lee_-_Shifty
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Daniel Goodson
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Sep 3rd, 2016
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