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Waffle Bites 11: Some, any, much, many

Waffle Bites 11: Some, any, much, many

May 16, 2021

Mike and Kate chat about how they do their shopping. Before you listening, think about how you do your shopping. Where do you shop? Why do you shop there? What do you buy?

Listen for how they use:

  • some
  • any
  • much
  • many

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Episode 54: A Chat With Matt

Episode 54: A Chat With Matt

May 2, 2021

This episode is a blast from the past, a catch up, a chat with Matt!

Who is Matt? Well, you'll have to listen to find out. We talk about photos (see the episode image), schooldays, living in different countries, and places in the UK.

Listen to the conversation to find out:

  • who Matt is
  • where Matt lives and its connection with London
  • why Owain left Spain to go and live in the UK

 

To check what you understood of this conversation, you can

 

Waffle Bites 10: Either, or, neither, both

Waffle Bites 10: Either, or, neither, both

April 27, 2021

Mike and Kate chat about holidays this time. Find out where they like to go on holiday and what they like to do when they can get away.

Listen for how they use:

  • either
  • or
  • neither
  • both

 

For answers and transcripts:

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Episode 53: Bedtime Stories

Episode 53: Bedtime Stories

April 15, 2021

We’re talking about bedtime stories this time. It’s another short chat. We talk about - actually, Owain spends most of the time talking this time!! - reading, bilingualism, imagination, and lots more.

Listen to the conversation to find out:

  • what Owain’s family’s routine is for bedtime stories
  • what they think about children’s imagination 
  • why Mike believes Father Christmas is real

To check what you understood of this conversation, you can

 

 

 

Waffle Bites 9: So

Waffle Bites 9: So

April 10, 2021

So,...in this episode, Mike joins Kate and Andrea are to chat about plans for after lockdown, swimming pools (something called a 'lido'), and show you some ways to use 'so'.

Listen to for 'so' used...:

  • to mean ‘in the same way’, ‘as well’ or ‘too’
  • for results or decisions
  • to begin a story
  • to start a question
  • for reasons and explanations with ‘so that’
  • to change the meaning of adjectives: so + adjective

 

For answers and transcripts:

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Episode 52: Jigsaw Puzzles

Episode 52: Jigsaw Puzzles

April 1, 2021

Have you ever done a jigsaw puzzle? Do you do 100 pieces or 50,000? That's the topic for this conversation.

Listen to Owain & Mike chatting about:

  • what appeals to Mike about jigsaws
  • Owain’s experience with them
  • the connection with a previous episode

 

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https://englishwaffle.co.uk/quizzes

 

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Waffle Bites 8: Making Plans 2

Waffle Bites 8: Making Plans 2

March 22, 2021

Making plans again?!

In this episode Mike and Kate are talking again about making plans to meet up.

Listen to find out where they are going to meet up this time and to learn language we use to make arrangements in everyday spoken English (you probably won't learn this in the classroom!)

 

For answers and transcripts:

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Episode 51: Sharing Good News

Episode 51: Sharing Good News

March 15, 2021

Mike & Owain enjoy a catch up in the week. Just like most people we tend to be busy during the week, so it's great to find a moment to relax and have a chat.

Listen to this conversation and try to identify:

  • what news the guys are sharing 
  • who is going to celebrate and how
  • what the connection with the pandemic is

Go to the English Waffle website for transcripts, quizzes and info about the project.

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Waffle Bites 7: Making Plans

Waffle Bites 7: Making Plans

March 10, 2021

Making plans?

In this episode Mike talks to Kate and makes a plan to meet up in the park after Lockdown.

Listen to learn language we use to make arrangements in everyday spoken English (not like in your classroom!)

 

For answers and transcripts:

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Episode 50: Bad Language

Episode 50: Bad Language

March 3, 2021

Owain & Mike celebrate their 50th EW episode by talking about some of the worst yet most interesting words and phrases in any language. Find out what they think about expletives, swearing, cursing, four-letter words, uttering profanities, and even effing and blinding.

WARNING! If you are of a sensitive nature and may feel offended by the use of bad language in the English, please don't listen to this episode. Thank you!

 

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