Episode 06 – How to use “unless” and more.

Brainy Hunt Podcast Episode 06

Episode 06

Episode 06 – How to use “unless” and more (English in Sinhala)

Topics discussed in this episode:​​

Part 01 – In this part, we are talking about a particular word and how to use it in a sentence or conversation.

To describe an unusual situation –

I’ll come over to your house unless I get sick.

  • No matter what happened, I will come to your house unless I get sick.

Already Decided –

  • I’m going to leave him unless he has a Ferrari.

A quote from Albert Einstein – “Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.”

The first half is negative –

  • You can’t improve your English unless you study.

Part 02 – This part will Explain a conversation using a Podcast, TV series, or a Film.

Harry Potter, Brainy Hunt Podcast Episode 06 - How to use "unless" and more.
Brainy Hunt Podcast Episode 06

Photo by Liam Truong on Unsplash

Well done, Harry.

Wood’s just told us.

Fred and George are on the team.

Beaters.

Our job is to make sure you

don’t get bloodied up too bad.

Can’t make any promises.

Rough game, Quidditch.

But no one’s died in years.

Someone vanishes occasionally.

But they’ll turn up in a month or two.

Go on. Quidditch is great. Best game

there is, and you’ll be great too.

I’ve never played.

What if I make a fool of myself?

You won’t make a fool of yourself.

Part 03 – In this part, we suggest you listen to a song while paying attention to its lyrics.

Episode 06 – How to use “unless” and more (English in Sinhala)

Treat You Better- Shawn Mendes (Lyrics)

Part 04 – This part is for the Q and A session. Here I will tell you a story and ask you questions, and you will have to listen carefully and answer those questions.

Ann is a kind, shy girl. She likes to have a lot of friends, but unfortunately, it was not easy. Most students in her class don’t like her much. She was new to that school. Most of the time, others bullied her because she was shy. She felt herself down. One day, their teacher gave them a short exam. It was very hard. Ann was the only student who passed that exam. Others felt sad and jealous of her. Ann felt very sad about her classmates, and she asked them if she could teach them what she knew. Students agreed to that, and Ann taught them very well. Her classmates were happy, and they felt bad about themselves for the way they treated Ann. After that everyone liked Ann and Ann got a lot of friends

What kind of a girl is Ann?

  • nn is a kind, shy girl.

What does she like to have?

  • She likes to have a lot of friends.

Why did others bully Ann?

  • Others bullied her because she was shy.

What did the teacher give them?

  • The teacher gave them a short exam.

How many students passed the exam?

  • One. Only Ann passed that exam.

What did others feel?

  • Others felt sad and jealous of Ann.

What did Ann do?

  • Ann asked her classmates if she can teach them what she knew. When they agreed, she taught them very well.

What did her classmates feel?

  • They felt happy about Ann teaching them and felt bad about themselves for the way they treated Ann.

Part 05 – In this part, I will give ten or five new words to your vocabulary and will tell you how to use these words in a sentence.

Episode 06 – How to use “unless” and more (English in Sinhala)

Allege (verb) – to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof

  • The two men allege (that) the police forced them to make false confessions.

Notwithstanding (preposition, adverb) – despite the fact or thing mentioned

  • Injuries notwithstanding, the team won the semifinal.
  • Notwithstanding some members’ objections, I think we must go ahead with the plan.

Lofty (adjective) – of imposing height; especially standing out above others

  • a lofty ceiling/mountain/wall

Steep (adjective) – rising or falling at a sharp angle

  • It’s a steep climb to the top of the mountain, but the view is worth it.

Provoke (verb) -to make or try to make a person or an animal angry

  • I was provoked into the argument.

Resources for the above parts : ​.

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Timestamps

  • Part 01 – 1.12, Part 02 – 7.23, Part 03 – 15.19, Part 04 – 16.40, Part 05 – 24.15

Episode Link:​​ https://anchor.fm/brainyhunt/episodes/How-to-use-UNLESS-in-a-conversationsentence-and-more-Ep-06-ej0oqk

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