Episode 40: TV

This week Jennifer and Dan are chatting about TV. They discuss what kinds of TV shows they watch and make some British and American television recommendations, just for you dear listener!

As well as the usual abundance of up to date phrases and everyday expressions the language focus this week is all about modal verbs. A blockbuster episode!!

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Podcast Notes:

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Vocabulary:

to this day - in the past and now; still

a must-see 

mundane, banal

to watch something religiously

to get hooked

to unwind


Language Focus: Modal Verbs


Modal verbs are used to show that something is certain, probable or possible.

● We use should when we are talking about advice -

‘You should watch Fawlty Towers or Dad’s Army’

must and have to

may and might

can

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English Expressions

to catch up - to reach the same quality or standard as someone or something else

cut down / cut back - 
raining cats and dogs, chucking it down, bucketing it down - 

to throw someone under the bus -

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