Episode 07 – How to use “ACTUAL” and more

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Episode 07

Episode 07 – How to use “actual” and more (English in Sinhala)

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

ACTUAL –

To Emphasize something that happened – 

Stop listening to gossip. I’ll tell you what actually happened.

To show surprise – 

She actually apologized. She has never apologized to me before!

To correct someone –

P – The meeting starts at 6.00 pm. S – Sir, actually I think the meeting starts at 8.00, not 6.00.

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

Harry potter, Episode 07 – How to use “actual” and more (English in Sinhala)
Episode 07 – How to use “actual” and more (English in Sinhala)

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It was standing on a trap door.

It wasn’t there by accident

– It’s guarding something.

– Guarding something

That’s right. Now, if you two don’t mind,

I’m going to bed…

…before you come up with another idea

to get us killed.

Or worse, expelled.

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

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (Lyrics)

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (Lyrics)

Episode 07 – How to use “actual” and more (English in Sinhala)

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.

It was a rainy night. There was just a little light from the moon, so it was dark outside. Thomas’s family had dinner early and went to sleep.

In the middle of the night, Thomas woke up to a small noise inside the house. He sat on his bed and listened to that noise to figure out where it came.

It was from the kitchen. He was frightened. “Can it be a thief?” he whispered to himself.

He decided to go and check the kitchen. Thomas slowly went to the kitchen without making any noise.

When he was in front of the kitchen door, the sound became louder. It was like someone was searching for something. Thomas slowly opened the door. He saw a small figure moving near the fridge. He jumped and caught the thief tight.

He switched on the kitchen light. He was surprised by what he saw. It was a small child.

“Who are you? what are you doing in my kitchen?” Thomas asked. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to steal.

I didn’t eat food for two days. I don’t have anyone”, The poor boy replied. Thomas’s heart was melted. He gave the boy food, money and found him a place to stay.

Why was it dark outside?

  • It was a rainy night, and there was just a little light from the moon.

What was Thomas’s family doing?

  • They were sleeping.

Why did Thomas wake up in the middle of the night?

  • He woke up to a small noise inside the house.

What did Thomas do?

  • He sat on his bed and listened to that noise to figure out where it came.

From where did the sound come?

  • It was from the kitchen.

What did he whisper to himself?

  • He whispered himself, “Can it be a thief?”

What did Thomas decide?

  • He decided to go and check the kitchen.

How did Thomas go to the kitchen?

  • Thomas slowly went to the kitchen without making any noise.

What did he hear when he was in front of the kitchen door?

  • He heard the noise like someone is searching for something.

What did he see when he opened the door?

  • He saw a small figure moving near the fridge.

How did Thomas catch the thief?

  • Thomas jumped and caught the thief tight.

Why did Thomas’s heart melt?

  • Because the boy said that he doesn’t have anyone, and he didn’t eat anything for two days.

How did Thomas treat the boy?

  • Thomas gave the boy food, money and found him a place to stay.

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 07 – How to use “actual” and more (English in Sinhala)

Cede (verb) – to allow someone else to have or own something, especially unwillingly or because you are forced to do so

  • Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the Opium War.

Perpetual (adjective) – continuing for ever in the same way

  • They lived in perpetual fear of being discovered

Decree (noun) – an official statement that something must happen

  • After the earthquake, the government decreed that all new buildings must be built according to the new standards..

Contrive (verb) – to arrange a situation or event, or arrange for something to happen, using clever planning

  • Couldn’t you contrive a meeting between them? I think they’d really like each other.

Frontier (noun) – a border between two countries

  • They lived in a town close to the frontier.

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Timestamps

  • Part 01 – 1.31, Part 02 – 7.11, Part 03 – 14.07, Part 04 – 15.26, Part 05 – 26.02

Episode Link:​​ https://anchor.fm/brainyhunt/episodes/How-to-use-ACTUAL-in-a-conversationsentence-and-more-Ep-07-ejthqp

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