TRAVEL NEWS WIRE…
Sleeping pods at Helsinki airport, Finland Egg-shaped sleeping pods are available for 9Euro per hour for intercontinental travels who need a rest in between flights. Sleeping pods already exist in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but this is the first pod installation in a European airport.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
Marcus: I left my sailboat at a friend’s house, and now he’s complaining that it’s taking up too much space in his front yard.
Ashley: You need to take charge of the situation. Rent a van, go over there, and pick up your boat.
Explanation: When we tell someone to “take charge” of something, it means to get in control and do what is needed.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
A & E
Paramedic: We have a head trauma case at a sports event. It seems one of the players was hit in the head with a ball.
Doctor: You need to take them directly to the main A&E in Sussex.
Explanation: The term “A&E” means the Accident and Emergency ward of hospitals in the U.K. In the U.S. they are commonly called “ER” for Emergency Room.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS/EMAIL PHRASE
We just got the fourth new contract for this year. We’re on a winning streak. Keep working hard!
Explanation: The term “winning streak” means that a team has won several games in a row. We use this phrase in sports as well as in business.