Archives

August 2014
S M T W T F S
     
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Syndication

Xylitol is a wood sugar that I've been using for a few years. It has many benefits. A dentist friend(1) told me that because its molecular structure(2) is different to normal sugar, plaque bacteria cannot absorb it; they try to, but they can't. Because of this, the plaque dies, and our teeth stay healthier. It might sound strange if you're unfamiliar with it. I'm impressed with it, and so I thought I would share(3) it's description as it is written on the packet that I buy.

Xyla has 40% fewer calories than processed sugar, and 75% less carbohydrate(4). Xyla is a natural sweetener derived(5) from 100% North American hardwood. With many benefits, it is a popular sweetener widely(6) used in Europe, Scandinavia, and many other countries for its similarity to sugar in taste and texture. It is a low-glycemic sugar, and is safe for diabetics or anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle. It is perfect for coffee, tea, and cereal. It doesn't promote(7) cavities, and it leaves no after taste, and dissolves quickly. 

1. 'A dentist friend' this is a quick way of mentioning the occupation of a friend; you simply put the job title next to the word 'friend'.

a. An electrician friend of mine told me that our garage is electrically unsafe.

b. A plastic surgeon friend of mine told me that he can change my nose.

2. 'Molecular structure' is a great thing to say to impress people, so let's practice the pronunciation:

mol-ec-ular  struc-ture   mol-ec-ular  struc-ture   mol-ec-ular   struc-ture

3. 'To share' here has a second, less common meaning. Normally it means 'to give what you have', 'to pass out to people'. It can also mean 'to tell' or 'to open up(in conversation)'.

a. He shared with me that he's having a lot of trouble at work.

b. She shared some difficult secrets with me.

4. 'Carbohydrates' is often shortened to 'carbs'.

a. They're eating a low-carb diet.

b. These growing kids need more carbs.

5. 'Derived' means 'to come from', 'taken from', 'produced from'.

6. 'Widely used', are two words that go together. When talking about a large usage, such as state-wide, nationally, or globally, we use the word 'widely' with 'used'.

a. Safety belts are widely used in Washington, but less so in Idaho.

b. Organic produce is widely used in Europe.

7. 'Promote' means to 'spread', 'accelerate', 'encourage'. In this podcast it means 'to cause'.

a. Schools are promoting the consumption of vegetables.

b. His words will promote a disturbance.

Please send me your questions and comments to acupofenglish@hotmail.com , check out my app in Tunes called A Cup Of English, and join me on my FACEBOOK page at Anna Fromacupofenglish.

Direct download: xyla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46 AM
Comments[6]

  • Wow! At last I got a website from where I be able to actually take useful facts concerning my study and knowledge.

    posted by: kamagra jelly on 2014-07-04 09:03:32

  • Appreciating the time and energy you put into your website and detailed information you provide. It's good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    posted by: inflatable bouncy house, inflatable slides on 2014-05-25 16:40:23

  • I like what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work and reporting! Keep up the fantastic works guys I've incorporated you guys to blogroll.

    posted by: mobilabonnement on 2014-03-26 09:59:25

  • Hi there, I check your new stuff like every week. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you're doing!

    posted by: rapid weight loss tips for women on 2014-03-11 17:07:10

  • Thanks for your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will come back later in life. I want to encourage you to continue your great job, have a nice morning!

    posted by: Raymon on 2013-10-25 07:19:29

  • Hello I am so grateful I found your website, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a fantastic post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to browse it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

    posted by: Guillermo on 2013-07-23 09:57:03

Post your comment:

Name

E-mail (will not be published)

Website

Your Comment



Please do not click submit more than once.