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You can have pairs of anything. Pair means two. Two apples and two pears. A pair of twins. But some single things in English can also be pairs. Here is a list of all the things in English that I can think of that are pairs, despite being single items. A pair of binoculars. A pair of nail-clippers. A pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses. Two pairs of glasses, in fact. A pair of goggles. A pair of jeans. A pair of knickers. A pair of pliers. A pair of scissors. A pair of shorts. A pair of tongs. A pair of trousers. A pair of trunks. A pair of tweezers. A pair of underpants. That’s my alphabetical list, and it’s all I could think of. Perhaps you can come up with some different ones? Anyway, you can also count pairs of things, as in two pairs of trousers and four pairs of scissors.
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This is a ground-breaking, never-before-tried, Daily Dose of English, where we ask a student to make a video request for a Daily Dose of English. It took quite lot of doing, but the doing is done and the video is here. Feel free to follow the example. And enjoy these English tongue-twisters.
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Shrug off is a phrasal verb.
It’s a regular verb. Regular verbs add -ed to the root to form the past forms.
The infinitive is to shrug off. The past simple is shrugged off, and the past participle is shrugged off. The continuous form is shrugging off.
If you shrug off something, you don’t worry about it or consider it important.
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Today, I'm looking at everyday sounds and what we call them. The beep of a car horn, or the toot of a car horn. The beeping of an alarm clock. The ticking of a clock. The chiming of a clock. A gunshot. The gurgling of a stream. The ringing of an alarm going off. The splash of a stone in water. The ringing of a phone. The throb of an engine. The toot of a horn. The whirr of machinery. The slamming of a door. The squeak of a wooden door.
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One of my online Spanish students has sent me a voice request for a Daily Dose of English. Hello Richard. I'm Rebeca from Águilas in Spain. Hello Rebeca. Thanks for sending me your photograph and your request. How can I help you? Could you explain the difference between the words flesh and meat? Thank you. Well, Rebeca, originally, in English, meat meant food in general. It was spelt mete. Nowadays meat refers to the parts of animals that we normally eat and the types which butchers normally sell. Human beings are made of flesh, but we don't eat human beings. Therefore the flesh of people is not considered to be meat.
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There are many expressions in English that are associated with books. You can book a class with me online. You can book a table in a restaurant. You can book cinema tickets. However, there are some other expressions that you might not be familiar with, yet are used frequently. "Doing things by the book", is one of them. "Throw the book at someone" is another. "Take a leaf out of someone's book" is another. This video will help you to learn and use many of these expressions.
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Richard caught a cold and made good use of it to give some of the common terms we use to talk about colds. Don't worry, it's only a 24 hour bug and it hasn't stopped me bringing you your daily dose of English.
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If you don't know whether you're coming or going when it comes to come and go, then this video is for you. It's all about direction and location. I've given you plenty of examples to see how it all works.
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I hope you give this Daily Dose of English a thumbs up. It's all the expressions I could think of that use the word thumb. If you can think of more, please put them in the comments.
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I wanted to share some images from a mushroom hunt I went on recently. This video is all about fungi and is an insight into life in the mountains in the south of Spain. If you don't know your mushrooms from your toadstools, you should take a look at this video.
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