Episode 09 – How to use “since” and more.

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Episode 09

Episode 09 – How to use “since” 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.


Time – 

  • I have been happily married for 26 years, since the age of 21
  • I have been learning English since 2010.

(has to happen now, should be continued from past)

Negative sentence – 

  • I haven’t eaten since last night. I’ll eat after this lesson because right now I’m recording a podcast.

Normal – 

  • I haven’t traveled around the country since last year.

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

Harry Potter
Episode 09 – How to use “since” and more (English in Sinhala)

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Nonsense! Why would Snape

put a curse on Harry’s broom?

Who knows? Why was he trying

to get past that three-headed dog?

– Who told you about Fluffy?

– Fluffy?

– That thing has a name?

– Of course he has a name. He’s mine

I bought him off an Irishman.

I lent him to Dumbledore to guard…

Shouldn’t have said that.

No more questions! That’s top-secret.

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

Episode 09 – How to use “since” and more (English in Sinhala)

Westlife-Swear it Again

Westlife-Swear it Again

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.

A long time ago, there was a king called Luvi. One day he wanted to know what is there at the end of the world. He made 12 groups of sailors and gave them 12 ships.

Then he told them, “my brave sailors! You have to travel as far as you can through the ocean, and tell me what is there at the end of the world”. After a few weeks, sailors started to sail.

Days, weeks, months, and years went, but there was no information from them. King was worried, but there was nothing he could do. After 11 years, suddenly, one ship appeared. King wondered and fascinated.

He couldn’t even wait until they come to the palace. So the king ran to the ocean. And could you believe or even guess what he had to hear from those sailors?

I guess not. For that, you will have to wait until the next episode.

  • What was the king’s name?
  • About what, was he curious?
  • How many groups does he create? 
  • What did he tell to sailors?
  • What happened after they went? 
  •  How many years did the king have to wait until he saw a ship?
  •  What did he do after he knew the news?

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.

Banish (verb) – to send someone away, especially from their country, and not allow them to come back

  • He was banished to an uninhabited island for a year

Barricade (noun and verb) – a line or pile of objects put together, often quickly, to stop people from going where they want to go

  • They have to build a barricade between themselves and the prison guards.

Bluff (verb) – to deceive someone by making them think either that you are going to do something when you really have no intention of doing it

  • Is he going to jump or is he only bluffing?

Brackish (adjective) –  slightly salty

  • Brackish water can be used, but freshwater is easier and less costly.

Brandish (verb) –  to wave something in the air in a threatening or excited way:

  • She brandished a saucepan at me so I ran out of the kitchen.

Episode 09 – How to use “since” and more (English in Sinhala)

Resources for the above parts :

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 Part 02 –

 Part 03 –

 Part 04 –

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  • Part 01 – 0.49, Part 02 – 6.26, Part 03 – 13.19, Part 04 – 14.39, Part 05 – 21.35

Episode Link:​​https://anchor.fm/brainyhunt/episodes/How-to-use-SINCE-in-a-conversationsentence-and-more-Ep-09-ejti4p