Cooking in English: Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing is a recipe lots of people have asked me for over the years. It’s really quite simple and delicious. Find the full recipe below. And don’t forget to share the video if you liked it.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

170 grams butter 1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 onion chopped ½ teaspoon pepper
2 celery stalks chopped 1 teaspoon thyme
9 cups of soft bread cubed 1 teaspoon sage
1 cup raisons 3 cups finely chopped apple

Heat the butter in a large pot and stir in onion and celery. Cook five minutes. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the butter mixture. Stuff the turkey right before cooking. A stuffed turkey should be cooked 15 minutes for each pound. (1 kilo = 2.2 pounds).

off the cuff – Thanksgiving and Black Friday

We are back! Last week we talked about Halloween and today we talk about some myths about Thanksgiving and the origins of Black Friday. Listen, check the vocabulary below and enjoy!

Vocabulary

Thanksgiving – Día de Acción de Gracias Fast forward – move forward quickly
Myth – something that people say but may not be true Crashing stock market – the value of the all tradable investments fail
pilgrims – the first people from England
to move to the US
Change the narrative- change the story that people know and hear
Mayflower- the name of the boat the
pilgrims came on
Black Friday – The day after Thanksgiving when all the Christmas sales begin
harvest- the time to collect food from the
farms
Christmas season- The time dedicated to celebrating Christmas
whitewashing – an attempt to stop people finding out the true facts about a situation Stuff your face – eat too much
in any way, shape or form – in any way at all Retail – the act of selling goods to the public
disease – and illness caused by infection or
failure of health
Retail therapy – the act of buying things for yourself in order to feel better when you areunhappy

Cómo usar “USED TO”, “BE USED TO” y “GETTING USED TO” en inglés en menos de 5 minutos

Si quieres aprender a usar “Used To”, “Be used to” y “Getting used to” en inglés has llegado al post correcto.

Used to

Used To” se usa para hablar de acciones que solías hacer en el pasado, pero que ya no haces ahora. 

Ejemplo#1:

  • What did you USE TO do when you were younger?
    • I USED TO run when I was a kid, but now I prefer to do yoga

Ejemplo#2:

  • I USED TO run my bike every day, 
    • now I run every day.

También se puede usar “USED TO” para hablar sobre hechos que eran ciertos en el pasado, en especial si ya no son ciertos.

Ejemplo#3:

  • People USED TO buy food from the local shops in their neighborhood.
  • There didn’t USE TO be cell phones when I was young.

APUNTA

Se usa “USED TO” + INFINITIVO

  • I USED TO SWIM every day.
  • I USED TO PLAY basketball when I was younger.

Utiliza “USE TO” + INFINITIVO cuando es una NEGATIVA O una PREGUNTA

  • The car DIDN’T USE TO belong to us.
  • DID you  USE TO LIVE here?

Be used to

¡CUIDADO

No confundas “USED TO” con “BE USED TO

To BE USED TO doing something”, significa que estás acostumbrado a hacer algo o que estás acostumbrado a alguien.

Mira estos ejemplos:

  • I WAS USED TO working on a computer (porque lo he hecho todos los dias en el pasado pero ya no lo hago)
  • She’s USED TO stretching every morning (porque lo hace todos los dias)

APUNTA TAMBIÉN

Utiliza el verbo TO BE + USED TO + VERBO + “ING”, mira abajo cómo:

  • They AREN’T USED TO WORKING late.
  • He ISN’T USED TO LIVING in their city.

Get used to

Se utiliza “GET USED TO” something/someone para decir que te estás acostumbrando a algo o a alguien.

Esta expresión se puede utilizar con distintos tiempos verbales.

Ejemplos de “GET USED TO”:

  • I never took the bus before, but I GOT USED TO taking it after a month.
  • I can’t GET USED TO working on this tablet. It is too small.
  • A: How’s your new job
  • B: I hate the smell of fish, but I’M GETTING USED TO it now.

APUNTA LOS TIEMPOS VERBALES 

PRESENT CONTINUOUS:

AM GETTING USED TO + VERB + ING

PAST SIMPLE: 

GOT USED TO * VERB + ING

FUTURE:

WILL GET USED TO + VERB + ING