the -ion suffix (Grow Your Vocabulary)

source: Simple English Videos     2016年12月13日
Learn how we can turn verbs into nouns with the -ion suffix, and also the different ways we spell and pronounce it.
Practice your pronunciation of -ion with one of the happiest songs in the world. Click here to watch and listen to Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys:
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CNN Student News with subtitles - December 14, 2016 | President-Elect Trump names two m...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年12月13日
An arctic air mass spills across the U.S., President-Elect Trump names two more Cabinet nominees, and CNN Student News examine the decline of giraffe and frog populations.
Science and nature factor heavily into today's show. We begin by reporting on an arctic air mass that's moving across the U.S. And we feature reports on how the numbers of giraffes and frogs in some parts of the world are on the decline. Also covered: two new Cabinet nominations by the U.S. president-elect.
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Talking about Likes & Preferences in English (925 English Lesson 7)

source: Business English Pod     2016年12月11日
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In today’s 925 English lesson, we’re going to learn how to talk about likes and preferences in English.
Talking about things we like is something we do all the time. Whether you’re in a meeting, a casual conversation, or just having lunch, there’s always a chance to talk about what you like. And sometimes talking about what you like means talking about a preference. By “preference” I mean liking one thing more than something else.
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How to Use Should've, Could've and Would've

source: Learn English Lab      2016年5月7日
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Stress Timing in Sentence

source: Simple English Videos    2016年5月30日
The pronunciation of words changes when they're in a sentence and we stress the words that carry the meaning and de-stress the rest. Learn the secret of English sentence stress timing in this video, along with some great ways to practise.
BIG thanks are due to Inertia, Premsy and Omni for appearing in this video. You can see more of their videos at BEATBOX TV.

English Pronunciation - E & I

source: Learn English with Ronnie!      2009年11月26日 Learn how to pronounce the English vowels "I" and "E" correctly! Spanish and Japanese students especially tend to have difficulties with these sounds, but anyone who is not a native speaker will benefit!

I've Decided to Leave My Job - Business English Lesson

source: Twominute English      2013年7月5日
There are many reasons we might leave a job. You may decide to leave your job if you get a better job or if you have some problems with continue your current job. In this video you will learn how to talk about leaving a job, or quitting a job. Listen to the conversations carefully and understand how the vocabulary is used.
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0:06 In this lesson we will learn what to say when you want to quit your job.
0:16 Hey Ryan! How are you doing today, buddy?
0:20 I’m alright, Mike. How’s life?
0:23 It’s rolling. How’s your job going?
0:27 It’s all right, but I think I’ll have to leave it.
0:31 Hmm...I ran into your brother a few days ago. Are you joining him?
0:36 Yeah! He has been asking me for months.
0:40 It’ll be better for you, I think.
0:43 That’s why I’ve decided to leave my job!
0:52 Ryan, aren’t you late for work today?
0:55 I’m not going to the office.
0:57 Why?
0:59 I’ve decided to quit my job.
1:02Okay, wait. You won’t go to the office anymore?!
1:05I’ll go to the office tomorrow and tell my boss that I am quitting.
1:10So, you will help me by working in my office for a while?
1:14Yeah, until I find a new job.
1:23 Hello Mr. Duke.
1:26 Hello there, Ryan. Why didn’t you come to work yesterday?
1:30 I have decided to quit this job. I came today to hand in my notice, Sir.
1:36 You’re leaving? Do you have a good reason?
1:39 My brother’s started a new business and he asked me to work with him.
1:45 I see. That will be a good partnership for you. However, you can always come back here if you want.
1:51 Thank you Sir, I’ll remember that.
1:59 Today is my last day in the office.
2:02 What happened? Are you leaving the job?
2:05 Yeah, I have already talked to Duke about this.
2:09 What did he say to you?
2:11 Nothing!
2:12 You made this decision so quickly! Why are you leaving?
2:17 I will work with my brother.
2:20 So, you’re almost like a boss now! Don’t forget us when you’re at the top.
2:25 Ha ha! Sure, I won’t.
2:32 It’s all right, but I think I’ll have to leave it.
2:40 That’s why I’ve decided to leave my job!
2:47 I’ve decided to quit my job. I’ll go to the office tomorrow and tell my boss that I am quitting.
3:02 I have decided to quit this job. I came today to hand in my notice, Sir.
3:15 What happened? Are you leaving the job?
3:22 Why are you leaving?

Talking about disability - words to use and words not to use

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]     2012年3月2日 Can I use the word retard when talking about someone with a disability or is this an unacceptable term? What is the difference between visually impaired and blind? Should I say someone is handicapped or disabled? This lesson will teach you vocabulary for talking about disability. It will also teach you words that you should avoid. This is not just a vocabulary lesson; you'll also learn about North American culture. Take a quiz on this lesson at .

Could have, would have, should have - modals of lost opportunity

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)  2012年2月29日 You had your chance... but you lost it. Now you have the chance to learn how to talk about lost opportunity in English! Master the usage of the modals could, should, and would. Learn how native speakers use these three modals to talk about what they could have, would have, or should have done -- but didn't! Then take the quiz at .

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Business Idioms in Use - Part 02

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2013年9月20日
Business Vocabulary Lesson - Business idioms in use - Part 02

The lion's share
Meaning: You can say something is the lion's share if it's the biggest share or portion of something.
For example:
The lion's share of the government's budget goes to the military, when it could be spent on useful things like education, health care and looking after the environment.
The company executives decided to give the lion's share of the company's profits to themselves, in the form of very high salaries, huge bonuses and very generous expense accounts. Not much was left over for staff wages and the shareholders.

A pipe dream
Meaning: A pipe dream is a plan or a dream for the future that could never come true or be achieved.
For example:
The idea of a perfect world in which everyone lives in peace and harmony is just a pipe dream.
Pipe dreams only ever come true in the movies.

Play hardball (with someone)
Meaning: to act strong and aggressive about an issue with someone.
For example:
Things are getting a little tough. The Boss has decided to play hardball on this issue.
If he wants to play hardball with us, we can play that way, too.

Power Lunch
A lunch during which business people discuss important plans, ideas, or decisions.
For example:
The City is still full of people out on power lunches despite the freeze on expense accounts.

Push the envelope
Meaning: To expand the definition, categorization, dimensions, or perimeters of something.
For example:
The engineers wanted to completely redesign the product, but couldn't push the envelope because of a very restricted budget.

No-brainer, Tough call

source: Espresso English     2013年6月5日
Learn how to use the English expressions "a no-brainer" and "a tough call" to describe decisions. Visit for English tips and English courses.