How to give instructions

source: BBC Learning English    2015年8月27日
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Hotel reservation (English conversation with subtitles)

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年5月23日
This is a video of an English conversation with subtitles. The dialogue is between two native speakers: A British businessman and an American hotel receptionist.
The daily life conversation takes place on the phone. - The British man calls a hotel in New York in order to book a room.
At the end of the phone call, I give a short vocabulary lesson to explain a few words and grammar points.

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Difference between Big, Small, Long, Short, Tall, Huge, and Tiny

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年5月26日
Big & Small
Use big and small to talk about the general size of something.
Elephants are big.
Mice are small.

With clothing and food, we use large, not big:
I ordered a big coffee with milk. ( Wrong)
I ordered a large coffee with milk.
“This shirt is too small for me.”
“What size is it?”
“OK, I’ll get you a large.“

Huge & Tiny
Huge = Very big
Tiny = Very small
Their new house is huge! I think it has 50 rooms.
“Do you want any cake?”
“Just a tiny piece. I’m on a diet.”

Long & Short
Use long and short to talk about length (horizontal distance). You can also use long and short with time, books, words/sentences, hair, and legs:

The line to buy tickets for the concert is very long. There are hundreds of people waiting.
The movie is really long - about three hours.
That book is quite long - it has about 500 pages.
Academic writing often uses very long sentences.
She has short blonde hair and gorgeous long legs.

There are two ways to talk about distance (kilometers or miles):
The beach is far from my house.
The beach is a long way from my house.
The beach is long from my house.

Tall & Short
Use tall and short to talk about height (vertical distance) – especially with people, but sometimes also with buildings and trees.

My brother is really tall.
New York City has a lot of tall buildings.
There are many tall trees in the Amazon rain forest.

How to use Swear Words with 'Ass'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2017年1月10日
In this lesson, we look at how to use the following swear words with the word 'ass': ass, asshole, (adj)-ass, ass-backward(s), have one's head up one's ass, cover one's ass, and talk out of one's ass.
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phrasal verb CUT (part 2)

source: Rachel's English      2017年1月6日
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