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64. Daylight Savings Time!: Why do we change our time in the summer? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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64. Daylight Savings Time!: Why do we change our time in the summer? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

1 April 2021

On the final Sunday of March, the UK and many other European countries adjust their time forward by one hour. This is known as Daylight Savings Time, or Summer time, and is designed to give people more hours of sunlight during the summer months. In this episode of Thinking in English we will look at the history and rationale for DST, before discussing whether or not we really need it in 2021! TRANSCRIPT - CONTACT US!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List To skip (v) - to leave one thing or place, especially quickly, in order to go to another This part of the book isn’t very interesting, so I’m going to skip it To switch (v) - to change suddenly or completely, especially from one thing to another, or to exchange by replacing one person or thing with another She started studying English, but switched to History in her second year Equator (n) - an imaginary line drawn around the middle of the earth unequal distance from the North Pole and the South pole Indonesia lies on the equator Industrialised (adj) - Used to describe a country, economy, area, etc. that has many businesses and factories involved in producing goods Even in the industrialised world illiteracy is a problem Agricultural (adj) - used for farming or relating to farming The country’s economy is mainly agricultural Consistent (adj) - always behaving or happening in a similar way Her work is sometimes good, but the problem is she’s not consistent To adjust (v) - to change something slightly, especially to make it more correct, effective or suitable If the chair is too high you can adjust it to suit you Rationale (n) - the reasons or intentions that cause a particular set of beliefs or actions I don’t understand the rationale for these restrictions Deprived (adj) - not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life, such as enough money, food, or good living conditions As I work at night, I am often sleep deprived


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