How's it going? Hoje falo sobre aquela famosa expressão - tanto em inglês quanto em português... o benefício da dúvida. Alguém já falou isso para você? Ouça o episódio de hoje para se familiarizar com este idiom.
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Podcast: Booking a flight online
What’s up? No podcast de hoje, falo sobre reservar um voo. Enjoy :-)
Hi, everyone, how's it going? Is it boiling in Brazil yet? Here in my neck of the woods it's getting colder and wetter every day. Sorry, I didn't mean to brag...
Anyway, I thought that having a look at one of these booking websites where you can search and find your flight would be a good idea. There's some interesting vocabulary involved - let's dive right into it.
The website I'm looking at has kind of a funny name: Momondo. I'm looking at it right now and... What does it look like? At the top you have sort of search form where you enter the airport you're departing from. And then you enter the other airport where your flight is supposed to arrive. You enter first the three-letter code for the departure airport - let's say you're departing from... if it's an international flight, maybe you're departing from Guarulhos, which is GRU.
Or if you want to go somewhere, I don't know, in Brazil and you're departing from São Paulo, you're going to enter CGH which is the three-letter code for Congonhas, then you enter the dates. The date (when) you're going to depart, and then if it's a round trip you're going to enter your return date as well... Or maybe you're just looking at a one-way ticket and then you only enter one date, which is the departure date.
Then you hit Search and when you look at the results you, obviously see a list of flights. Several options from several different airlines, and you'll be able to see the dates - usually it will be the dates that you entered. You'll be able to see, for each flight, how many stops, how long each stop takes... The time of the flight, and then you have some options: either you'll see a few direct flights, which are usually more expensive, and you will see some flights with one, or two, or sometimes even three stops.
There are some flights that - with all the stops - take, sometimes, over 24 hours. If you want to save some money maybe that's the flight you choose. And then, when I scroll down on the search results, I see multiple different airlines. I see some traditional ones like TAP, which is a Portuguese one, KLM, which is a Dutch one, British Airways... And then on the left side of the search results there's the sidebar with additional options.
Right on the top you have... almost at the top, you have the option of, I guess, narrowing down your search by number of cabin bags, or checked bags that you want to take, and also the payment method. What is a cabin bag? That's... that's also known as a carry-on bag. That's sort of, that smaller bag - when you board the plane you take it with you, and you sort of put it in the overhead compartment above your seat. Or, if that is full, you kind of tuck it away under the seat in front of you. Usually the flight attendants will help you with that. That's the cabin bag or carry-on bag.
And then you also usually have a checked bag, depending on... if it's a budget flight, sometimes you have to pay quite a bit of money to be able to take a checked bag with you, and for other flights, longer flights... It's included in the price. You can take a checked bag with you, which is actually that larger bag. It's that large suitcase where you put all your clothes. If you're traveling for a month, you'll probably need a large suitcase. You stuff all your clothes in there, and your toiletries, and your shoes and whatever else you want to take with you.
That's the larger bag and obviously you can't board the plane with that bag. You have to get to the airport with some time in advance and check that bag. And then scrolling down a bit further, I find that there are some options for "flight quality": you can choose "show Wi-Fi flights only", "show flights with multiple tickets for booking", "show red-eyes".
This is an interesting expression. A red-eye flight is any flight departing late at night and arriving early the next morning.
Podcast: Pizza delivery
How's it going? No podcast de hoje, falo sobre entrega de pizza (ou qualquer outra comida). Enjoy :-)
Hello! Hi, how are you? How have you been? What's up? This is Ana Luiza with another episode of the Inglês Online Podcast. Very happy to announce that we have finally straightened out the situation with the podcast feed on the Podcasts app for iOS. You can now subscribe to this podcast on your iPhone or on your iPad using the Podcasts app... Very happy about that - everything working...
And by the way, I'd like to ask you: if you've been a listener to this podcast for a while (or maybe even a recent listener), please head over to the Podcasts app and leave a review for this podcast - an honest review obviously... But I would really appreciate that. And if you listen on your Android phone or on Spotify, or Stitcher, wherever, please leave a review as well. I would really appreciate that - thank you guys.
This week I'm talking about delivery, food delivery. And this is because a podcast listener sent me an email a couple of weeks ago and asked me "Ana, can you do a podcast about food delivery? What's the vocabulary involved?" So... cool! How do we start? Let's say you're home, and you're hungry and obviously you don't want to go out. You feel a bit lazy or maybe... I don't know, it's Sunday night and you're kind of winding down, getting ready for Monday. Let's order in, let's say you say to your... whatever... your husband or wife or your friend, your roommate, let's order in. "How about we order in instead of going out to eat? Let's order in, let's order some pizza".
You go online, maybe you have their... their printed menus, the menus from the pizza place. Or maybe you don't. You go online, you find them online, you go to their website and you see their delivery menu... or their takeout menu. You have a look - let's say this is you and your roommate. Let's say you're in college and you share a flat with your roommate. You guys have a look at the online menu... "What are we ordering?"
Let's say, pineapple and turkey or just mozzarella with a bit of tomato sauce. You've decided on what you want, you grab your phone, you dial the number and you call the pizza place. The person at the pizza place... answers your call and you say: Hi, hi, I'd like to place an order, please. It can be as simple as that: you want to place an order for delivery... Or you could say: I'd like to order a pizza. And then that person will usually ask you: Is this delivery or takeout? Because usually places that do delivery... food places that deliver - they also do takeout.
What is takeout? That's when you go over to the food place - to the restaurant! And you order the food that you want but, instead of sitting down at one of the tables and enjoying your meal there, you take it out. They make your food, they wrap it up, you pay for it and then you take it home with you. The person taking your order will probably ask you: Is this delivery or takeout? And then you say: well... it's for delivery. And then they will say: Do we have your address? Or, "What is your address, please?" Or "Can I have your address, please?"
And you tell them your address and then that person will ask: What would you like? And then you tell them: I'd like the mozzarella with tomato sauce or turkey and pineapple. Half and half, let's say. And then the person taking the call will make a note and they will tell you what your total is, or you can ask them: How much is it? What's the total? And they will tell you: Your total is... let's say eight dollars fifty, $8,50. And you can ask them: How long will that be? Meaning: how long will it take for you to make my pizza and bring it over to me, and they can say: "Well... that'll be 15 to 20 minutes".
And then you could ask them: "Do you take cash? Can I pay the delivery person? Or should I use my credit card and pay now over the phone?" And they will tell you: "Oh... we don't take cash,
Edição extraordinária: Problema para assinar?
Neste episódio eu peço a você que me escreva ou deixe um comentário abaixo se estiver com problema para assinar o feed do Podcast Inglês Online. Pra que a gente entenda o que está acontecendo, é sempre útil saber qual app e sistema você está usando (exemplo: app "Podcasts" no iPhone).
E é claro que eu dou essa mensagem em inglês no formato de episódio do pod - afinal, listening nunca é demais e qualquer coisa é desculpa para mais um episódio :-) Enjoy!
Hi, everyone, how's it going? This is an extraordinary edition, or episode, of the podcast Inglês Online, just because I wanted to talk to you guys about something that's going on with the podcast.
I have been getting a few messages from listeners that... They're having a hard time subscribing to the podcast, but I didn't get a lot of detail yet. A couple of people just left a couple of reviews on my podcast saying that they're not able to subscribe and that's fine... But I would like to ask you -- if you're a listener and you're trying to subscribe to the podcast, and you're getting an error message saying that the feed cannot be found or something isn't working... Please send me an email at analuiza @ inglesonline.com.br and let me know exactly what's going on, including which app you're using okay and if it's Android or iOS.
For example: "I'm trying to use the app "Podcasts" on my iPhone or on my iPad and it's not working" or "I'm using Android, I'm using the app XYZ and I'm getting this error message". If you can send me a screenshot of the error message you're getting -- that's even better. That's going to be super useful for me to troubleshoot. I have been aware that there's been... that there's a bit of a problem with the feed of the podcast for a little while. I've gotten in touch with a couple of people but unfortunately I haven't been successful in finding someone who can help me fix this issue yet.
I think this week I should be able to find someone to work on this and finally fix the feed. I would ask you -- just a little bit more patience and if you can do what I said that would be excellent: if you're having trouble subscribing to the podcast, just let me know which app you're using, which system... If it's Android or iOS, or if you're doing it directly on iTunes. Although I don't think you're going to have a problem with iTunes -- because I just tested it and it's working fine. And then if you can send me a screenshot -- that's really helpful as well.
This is our podcast for today. I thought I'd record this message so it's just one more thing for you guys to listen to. We don't have the transcript for this one yet... Professor Marcelo is going to take care of that tomorrow... But there you go.
You guys -- I hope you're enjoying your Sunday and let me know if you're having any issues with the podcast. Speak to you soon. Bye.
Podcast: Comfort food
How are you? No podcast Inglês Online de hoje eu falo sobre comida e dietas low-carb. Qual é a sua comfort food? Pense nisso ouvindo o podcast. Enjoy :-)
Hi, you guys, how are you doing? How's everything going? This is Ana with another episode of the Inglês Online podcast.
Today I want to talk a little bit about food or, more specifically, about diets. Not as in dieting necessarily to lose weight, but diet as in... What you eat every day or what you normally eat for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner. I'm going to tell you something that I think not many of you know about me. I was a vegetarian for the longest time... Years and years and years. I would sometimes eat a piece of fish, but no meat, no chicken, no nothing for years. I am going to be honest with you: I loved it, I really enjoyed it, I really didn't miss meat and, to be honest with you, I had a great time being a vegetarian.
But here's what happened. I just thought that I was missing the protein. One day I just kind of thought about it and realized that I was beginning to feel a bit weak, and I thought it was about the protein. It's a bit hard when you're a vegetarian to get enough protein if you want to get outside of dairy...
Because, yeah, I was a vegetarian so I used to eat dairy, like eggs and cheese and milk... But there's only so much cheese that I can eat and there's only so many eggs that I can eat and so much milk that I can drink. And so at one point, I kind of got tired of having dairy as my main source of protein and I didn't really know what to do. Like I said, I really enjoyed being a vegetarian, but I slowly kind of got back to eating a bit of meat here and there, and right now I'm eating a bit of chicken and even a bit of beef.
What I'm doing right now is I'm trying the low-carb style of eating: a low-carb diet. And I'm finding it kind of interesting, because the food... I like the food involved and I'm wondering if you know anything about the low-carb diet, or if you follow a specific diet, or a strict diet. I don't know, or what are the foods that you eat? Or, if you you're one of those people who just eats anything and everything -- whatever you feel like eating! What is it?
And here's the expression I wanted to sort of talk about today which is comfort food, and that's what made me think about all of this because when I was a vegetarian it was kind of easy to find comfort foods. Really easy to find a lot of good food that doesn't have meat in it, but now that I'm beginning again on low-carb, because I already did it in the past... But I'm kind of beginning it again. What are the comfort foods for a low-carb diet?
First of all, I think you understand what comfort food is, right? It's basically food that gives you comfort. Traditionally a tub of ice cream would be comfort food. A bag of cookies would be comfort food, chicken soup - if you're feeling a bit sick, if you're a bit under the weather, if you're sneezing... You would like to stay home at night and, you know, watch a good movie and have a bowl of chicken soup and that would make you feel better.
That's comfort food as well - not necessarily the most nutritious kind of food usually, but it is food that makes you feel good when you are a bit down or maybe when you're a bit sick.
Now I'm thinking about the low-carb diet, and I'm thinking - what kind of comfort food can we have with low-carb? Maybe... what? Nuts? Walnuts and peanuts, and hazelnuts, I don't know... maybe that's it. Maybe nuts, maybe olives.... I mean, bread is out, cookies are out. Any kind of product that comes from wheat or that uses any kind of wheat flour as an ingredient... That's out.
Maybe it's still possible to make chicken soup in a low-carb diet. I don't know. What do you think? Give me your tips, and for those of you who don't know... I'm just assuming that everyone knows what low-carb is. But, actually, if you don't know what a low-carb diet is: it's this diet where you really limit the inta...