CNN 10 with subtitles | February 27, 2017 | Bees play "soccer" | Daily Listening


source: Daily Listening     2017年2月26日
CNN 10 | February 27, 2017 | Bees play "soccer." | Daily Listening hightlights: We're venturing inside an ancient city of Iraq today to observe how the ISIS terrorist group is destroying some of the region's cultural heritage. We're also bringing you a quartet of scientific stories, examining everything from weather to space to bees that play "soccer."
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Saying 'well done!' - 08 - English at Work tells you how to give praise


source: BBC Learning English    2016年8月23日
The boss isn't happy with Tom! But Anna is told 'Well done!'. Find out what words he uses to give Anna the praise she deserves...
For more English at Work and other great content:: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

TRANSCRIPT
Paul: Good afternoon.
Anna & Tom: Hi, good afternoon.
Paul: Anna, Tom, room 301 please. Now.
Narrator: Welcome back to Tip Top Trading, where things are a teeny bit tense today. Paul has called Tom and Anna into room 301, the place where difficult conversations happen. Perhaps Paul has found out about yesterday's unhappy clients.
Anna: Oh dear.
Narrator: You should be okay Anna. After the way you coped with Mr Lime, you should be praised.
Anna: Really? What do you think Paul will say?
Narrator: Well, if he is pleased, he'll say things like:
Well done.
You handled it well.
Great job.
I'm really impressed.
Anna: And if he's not?
Narrator: Well, I suppose – oop. Here’s Paul now!
Paul: Well, Tom, Anna... Yesterday was not a great day. Two clients came in with serious complaints. Mrs Kumquat received a delivery of imitation bananas that were purple, not very convincing. And Mr Lime ordered grapefruits, but got pineapples. Tom.
Tom: Yes.
Paul: Were you responsible for these errors?
Tom: Well... yes, but…
Paul: Look, mistakes happen. But it seems that Mrs Kumquat left our offices even angrier than when she came in and she says she will never use Tip Top Trading again.
Tom: I tried my best.
Paul: Hmmm. I understand you told her to spray-paint the bananas and to 'stop being such a miserable old witch'.
Tom: Yeah, well look, she'd been very rude to me.
Paul: If you weren't such a good salesman I would fire you for that. Anna.
Anna: Yes.
Paul: Well done. Not only was Mr Lime satisfied that his problem would be resolved, but we might even get some extra business from him, thanks to your Imperial Lemon proposal.
Anna: I hope so.
Paul: You were in a difficult situation and you handled it well. You remained calm, friendly and professional. So, great job. I'm really impressed. I'm going to…
(phone rings)
Paul: Who's that? Oh no. It's a call from the USA.
Tom: Oh god!
Anna: What?
Tom: It’s the boss!
Anna: Whose boss?
Tom: Ours! The big, big boss, based in America.
Paul: Shhhh! (on the phone) Hellooo? Ah, good afternoon Mr Socrates, I mean, er- morning, ha ha, where you are it's … yes, no, n-yes … I'm not sure. Mrs Kumquat … did she? … well, it was very unfortunate … purple, yes … totally unacceptable … I will. If you'd like I could … Mr Socrates? Hello?
Mr Socrates? Oh, he's gone. Right where was I? Tom, great work. Anna, I'm disappointed. No, no, Anna, great work, I want you to take charge of the Imperial Lemon presentation. Tom, if you speak to a client like that again there will be disciplinary action. Mrs Kumquat was so angry she even emailed Mr Socrates. Ok, that’s it.
Narrator: Phew! What a relief for Anna. Let's listen again to some of the phrases Paul used to praise her:
Well done.
You were in a difficult situation and you handled it well.
So, great job. I'm really impressed.
He also explained why he thought Anna had done a good job:
You remained calm, friendly and professional.
Excellent work Anna. But Tom's mistakes have given everyone a lot of work to do tomorrow.
Paul: First thing tomorrow we need to sort this mess out. Tom, I want you to phone every single client and check the orders. Anna, you can go to the warehouse and find out what's going on in there!

Days of the Week | My Schedule


source: Mark Kulek     2017年2月8日

Fall-Rise Intonation: Pronunciation with JenniferESL


source: JenniferESL     2017年2月23日
Intonation in long sentences: https://youtu.be/-9wgB9HI460
Index:
0:01 Quick listening exercise
1:56 Lesson title
2:07 Review uses of fall-rise intonation
4:06 Practice fall-rise to express hesitancy
5:32 Fall-rise in polite speech
6:68 Practice fall-rise to sound polite
7:45 Final exercise: a practice text
9:14 Lesson ending
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The world's mine oyster - Shakespeare Speaks


source: BBC Learning English    2016年3月11日
For activities and extra materials connected to this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...
Shakespeare Speaks is a co-production by BBC Learning English and The Open University.

TRANSCRIPT
Narrator: The year is 1599. William Shakespeare is at the palace of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The Queen has ordered Shakespeare to write another play.

Queen Elizabeth I: Mr Shakespeare. Tell me about my new play.

Will:Your Majesty, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy, in which Sir John Falstaff tries to trick two married ladies into giving him money behind their husbands' backs.

Queen Elizabeth I: Falstaff! Hahaha! He is such a wicked man... that's why I like him. Or maybe he reminds me of our dear friend Sir Walter Raleigh, who brings me treasure from around the world. Look at my pearls, taken from a Spanish ship by Raleigh and brought to me as a gift.

Will: They are beautiful, your Majesty. Whoever could guess that such a creature, deep in the ocean, could contain the most beautiful, precious treasure: a pearl?!

Queen Elizabeth I: Yessss... to Raleigh, the whole world is an oyster... full of treasure, ready for the taking. By force if need be... he is not afraid to use the sword to bring me my treasure.

Will: Mr Raleigh is your loyal servant, your Majesty, as am I.

Queen Elizabeth I: To Falstaff. What of his trickery?

Will: Your Majesty, while Falstaff is trying to get money from the wives, his friend Pistol is trying to get money out of him!

Queen Elizabeth I: Hahaha! Does he get it?

Will: Falstaff tells Pistol he won't give him a penny. Pistol becomes angry and says he'll get his sword and open up Falstaff's money bag - or any money bag he can find - like he's opening an oyster with a knife! It goes like this. I will not lend thee a penny...

Thomas Swann as Falstaff: I will not lend thee a penny.

Robert Harley as Pistol: Why, then the world's mine oyster.
Which I with sword will open.

Queen Elizabeth I: The world's mine oyster. It's full of money and treasure. Quite right, Mr Shakespeare, quite right.

Narrator: We'll leave them there for now. The Merry Wives of Windsor was Shakespeare's only comedy to be set entirely in England, and it's considered to be his most realistic portrayal of the daily lives of ordinary people. Think of it as the original 'Real Housewives'. In Shakespeare's play, the phrase the world's mine oyster was used as a threat - but today, it has become the world's my oyster - or your oyster - and it describes situations that contain wonderful opportunities. Take US entrepreneur Chris Gardner, who wrote in his autobiography The Pursuit of Happyness:

Clip 1: The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls.

Narrator: It can describe the opportunities that open up when you take risks, have money or learn new skills.

Clip 2: If you learn foreign languages, the world's your oyster.

Queen Elizabeth I: Mr Shakespeare: I am pleased. Your actors will perform this play for me.

Will: To perform, or not to perform: I'll just do what she tells me.

News Review: Chinese Economy


source: BBC Learning English    2016年1月20日
The Chinese economy continues to grow, but at the slowest rate in 25 years. What will be the impact on the global economy?
In this programme, Neil and Catherine explore the language being used by the world's media to discuss this story. Watch the programme and learn the words and phrases you need to talk about the news. Then see what you've learned with a short quiz.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

Five Phrasal Verbs with Many Meanings


source: Oxford Online English   2013年11月13日
A free English lesson on phrasal verbs - you can see the full lesson, with notes, on our website here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/vi...
In this class, we'll look at English phrasal verbs which have more than one meaning. I'll explain the different meanings of these English phrasal verbs, and show you how to use them correctly. We'll also discuss some ways you can make it easier to study difficult phrasal verbs like these.

Pronunciation: Thin /n/ vs Thing /ŋ/


source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月27日
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Pronunciation: Light /l/ vs Right /r/


source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月27日
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Speak English Clearly & Confidently!


source: mmmEnglish     2016年3月27日
'To imitate' something is the same as 'to copy' something. So this technique is about copying what a native speaker says - exactly! It teaches you to listen to the sounds and patterns of English - and trains you to make those same sounds yourself. You are training your mouth with your EARS (by listening to the sounds) and not with your EYES (by reading and guessing the sounds). You are training your mouth with your ears.
By practicing this technique, you will reduce your accent and pronunciation problems quickly and become a clearer and more confident English speaker.

Office Party (Learn English 25)


source: EF podEnglish     2007年2月7日
Learn how to use tag questions to ask for confirmation of your statements. In this beginner English lesson you will see two colleagues talking about an office party planned for the coming weekend. One colleague is asking the other about the details of the party events.
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Color Idioms - 2 - EnglishAnyone.com


source: EnglishAnyone     2011年5月12日
http://www.englishanyone.com

Chasing Rainbows
Chasing rainbows means to attempt something very difficult or impossible.
Will our new restaurant succeed or are we just chasing rainbows?

Golden Opportunity
A Golden opportunity is an ideal or perfect chance.
Being invited on a TV show is a golden opportunity to promote our products.

Brown Noser
A brown noser is a person who does nice things for superiors to gain advantage or status.
That student does everything for his teacher. He's such a brown noser!

Green
To be green is to be immature or new at something.
The rookie baseball player is really green!

In The Black
To be in the black means to profitable or successful.
That company sold a million books and is now in the black.

In The Red
To be in the red means to be in debt or unprofitable.
The company has lost so much money that it's in the red.

Out Of The Blue
Something that comes out of the blue is surprising.
That squid just came out of the blue and really scared me!

A White Lie
A white lie is an innocent lie told to protect someone's feelings.
I told my wife a white lie that I really liked the meal she cooked.

Hear vs Listen - Common English Errors


source: Twominute English    2013年4月19日
Exercises for this lesson: http://twominenglish.com/video/117-He...
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App for your Android Device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

0:07 In this lesson we will learn how to use ‘hear’ and ‘listen.’
0:16 The words hear and listen both refer to being aware of sounds.
0:22 You’re right Mark. ‘To hear’ refers to an ability. ‘To listen’ means you are paying attention to a sound or to what someone is saying.
0:31 Listening means trying to understand what you hear.
0:35 You may hear a noise without trying to identify it. But to understand, you must listen to it.
0:42 Yes Linda. Would you give some examples to help us understand better?
0:48 Yes, for sure. Here’s one: As soon as the audience hears the bell, they prepare themselves to listen to the lecture.
0:56 In this example audience hears the bell and then listens to the lecture to understand it.
1:03 Here is another example: Hearing her child cry, the mother stopped listening to the news.
1:10 Thank you Linda. Let’s listen to some conversations to understand better.
1:21 Hello Kate, here’s the address you should come to.
1:25 Hello! Is this Sam? I cannot hear you very well. Would you speak a little louder?
1:32 Listen carefully. You should come to Park Avenue, 17, in Holmes Villa.
1:40 Gotcha! Is that Park Avenue 17, Holmes Villa?
1:45 Right! You should arrive before 7 P.M. if you want to listen to Professor King’s presentation.
1:51 I need to listen to it completely. It’s the topic of my paper. I’ll be on time. Thank you, Sam.
2:03 I’ve heard that lecture before, it’s very inspirational.
2:07 Yes, everybody was listening to it carefully.
2:10 That’s right. It was very interesting.
2:13 It was good to hear the whole crowd laughing out loud, listening to his jokes.
2:18 You are right Kate. Should we attend these lectures every week?
2:23 Yes, Sam. Let’s come next week too.
2:32 Hey Linda, do you like to listen to music?
2:36 Yes, I do, but I never use headphones while driving.
2:40 While driving if you use headphones or earphones and listen to loud music, you won’t hear other sounds.
2:47 Yes. It also distracts us, which could be dangerous.
2:52 That’s right Linda. I heard that many accidents happen because of that.
3:01 As soon as the audience hears the bell, they prepare themselves to listen to the lecture.
3:13 Hearing her child cry, the mother stopped listening to the news.
3:23 You should arrive before 7 P.M. if you want to listen to Professor King’s presentation.
3:35 I need to listen to it completely. It’s the topic of my paper.
3:45 Yes, everybody was listening to it carefully.
3:53 It was good to hear the whole crowd laughing out loud, listening to his jokes.
4:04 Hey Linda, do you like to listen to music?
4:12 While driving if you use headphones or earphones and listen to loud music, you won’t hear other sounds.

Saying you're sorry - 07 - English at Work shows you how to apologise


source: BBC Learning English    2016年8月17日
Mr Lime is not happy. He ordered grapefruit from Tip Top Trading, but he got pineapples. Time to say sorry! Anna has to apologise and sort everything out. How embarrassing!
For more English at Work and other great content:: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

TRANSCRIPT
Narrator: Ah hello! Welcome back to Tip Top Trading – the UK's leading wholesaler of imitation fruit. Today you're joining us in the middle of the action! Anna is with an important client Mr Lime, from Citrus Ventures. He's angry and she'll have to calm him down. She could cope brilliantly here or this could be a horrible mess!
Anna: Well Mr Lime, how can I help you?
Mr Lime: On Monday I was meant to receive 8,000 plastic grapefruit from Tip Top Trading.
Anna: Yes.
Mr Lime: The delivery was made on Tuesday.
Anna: Oh dear.
Mr Lime: And instead of 8,000 plastic grapefruit, I got 800,000 plastic pineapples!
Narrator: Right Anna, this is serious. You're going to have to apologise and show that you really mean it. Say: I'm really sorry to hear that.
Anna: I'm really sorry to hear that, Mr Lime.
Mr Lime: What on earth am I going to do with 800,000 plastic pineapples?
Narrator: Show Mr Lime that you understand the problem. These are phrases you can use:
That's totally unacceptable.
That must have been very inconvenient for you.
And then promise to fix the problem. Say:
You have my word that we will sort this out.
We can do something to make up for the inconvenience.
It won't happen again.
Mr Lime: 800,000 plastic pineapples!
Anna: That's totally unacceptable.
Mr Lime: I didn't even have anywhere to put them - and pineapples are so much bigger than grapefruit!
Anna: It must have been very inconvenient for you.
Mr Lime: It certainly was! When he took my order, your colleague Tom told me that Tip Top Trading was the most reliable firm in the industry!
Anna: You have my word that we will sort this out. We'll remove the pineapples and have your grapefruit sent via express delivery this afternoon.
Mr Lime: Good. Thank you.
Anna: And we could include some of our latest-edition imitation oranges to make up for the inconvenience.
Mr Lime: Oh! Well, that would be nice!
Narrator: Tip top Anna! Excellent work and excellent words.
Anna: They're made with revolutionary premium faux-orange, laser-curve-definition technology... you will be the first to have them!
Mr Lime: Wow, now that's good customer service! Tell me, do you have any other artificial fruits in this range?
Anna: Yes. Well, it's a bit of a secret, but you're a trusted client, so I think I can tell you...
Mr Lime: Go on...
Anna: We're about to unveil a new Imperial Lemon.
Mr Lime: Really?
Anna: I can't tell you any more for now. But…
Mr Lime: Yes...
Anna: Maybe we could present it to you more formally in a couple of weeks, when it's ready for release...?
Mr Lime: Sounds perfect.
Anna: You would be the first to see it!
Mr Lime: Excellent. Thank you, er... Anna, isn't it?
Anna: Yes.
Mr Lime: A very pretty name.
Anna: Thanks. It's spelled the same forwards and backwards.
Mr Lime: Is it really?
Anna: Anyway, Mr Lime, we'll fix this grapefruit problem for you, and I promise you, it won't happen again.
Mr Lime: Good, good. You're new here, aren't you Anna?
Anna: Yes.
Mr Lime: Well I look forward to working with you.
Narrator: What a success! Mr Lime has come away a very happy customer! Here are the phrases Anna used while apologising:
I'm really sorry to hear that, Mr Lime.
That's totally unacceptable.
It must have been very inconvenient for you.
You have my word that we will sort this out.
And we could include some of our latest-edition imitation oranges to make up for the inconvenience.
I promise you, it won't happen again.
What will Anna's boss Paul have to say about her work today? Join us next week to find out.

English expressions with CARE


source: Crown Academy of English    2017年2月20日
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It can be used as a noun and a verb. In the video I give the definition of the following expressions and phrases with examples:
Care for someone
Care about something / someone
Would you care for .. ?
Take care (of)
don't care
couldn't care less


Phrasal verbs with PUT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA8C5X...
FOR and SINCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2Mgo...
General advice: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Grammar: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...
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House Cleaning (Vocabulary with Alex)


source: English Lessons with Alex    2017年2月22日
Your house is a mess! I'm going to help you to clean it... in English! In this lesson, you'll learn some common house cleaning verbs and nouns, like "sweep", "mop", "clean", "wipe", "vacuum", "scrub", "broom", and "cloth". This is an easy lesson that will help you talk about your daily chores in English.
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Starting Conversations


source: Twominute English   2013年4月2日
Exercises for this lesson: http://twominenglish.com/video/260-St...
Facebook - http://facebook.com/twominenglish
App for your Android Device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

0:17 Hey, how are you? I’m Jackson. It’s nice to meet you.
0:21 I’m Karen. Nice to meet you too.
0:24 I think you’re Jamie’s friend, right?
0:26 Yeah, Jamie invited me to the party. What about you?
0:30 Well, I’m Jamie’s classmate. I saw you once with Jamie at a mall I think.
0:35 Actually, I’m Jamie’s cousin. I don’t live here but I visit him quite often.
0:40 So. Are you enjoying the party?
0:43 Yes, I’m having fun! What about you? Do you like parties?
0:47 I’m not much of a party-goer but this one is nice. I like the music.
0:51 So do I. Should we join the people at the dance floor?
0:56 Sure, let’s go!
1:03 Hey, my name is Penny. I’m new to the class.
1:07 Oh, hi! I’m Suzanne
1:08 I wanted to ask you something.
1:11 Sure. What is it?
1:12 Actually I’m also new in town and I’m not sure about my way back home. Can you help me?
1:19 No problem. Where do you live?
1:22 I live on George Street.
1:24 It’s not too far from the school and it’s on my way. We can go back together.
1:29 Oh! That would be great, thank you.
1:38 Hi, I’m looking for a particular novel. Can you help me out?
1:42 Sure. Which one is it?
1:45 Well, I want to buy Love Story by Erich Segal.
1:49 Oh, it’s really a great novel. I read it a long time ago.
1:54 And was it interesting? Did you like it?
1:58 A lot! I’ve read it many times.
2:01 I’ve been thinking about reading it for a long time. Maybe it’s time to actually do it.
2:07 Here! You will love this novel!
2:10 Thank you so much for your help.
2:16 Hey, how are you? I’m Jackson. It’s nice to meet you.
2:23 I’m Karen. Nice to meet you too.
2:28 Are you enjoying the party?
2:33 What about you? Do you like parties?
2:39 Hey, my name is Penny. I’m new to the class.
2:47 Oh, hi! I’m Suzanne.
2:51 Hi, I’m looking for a particular novel.
2:57 Can you help me out?

Not budge an inch - Shakespeare Speaks



source: BBC Learning English 

 
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Thomas Swann shows his stubborn side while rehearsing 'The Taming of The Shrew'.

For the transcript click 'SHOW MORE'.

For activities and extra materials connected to this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

TRANSCRIPT

Narrator
It's evening at the Duck and Whistle. William Shakespeare and his actor friend Thomas Swann are rehearsing the opening scene of Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew.

Thomas
I'll answer him by law. I won't budge an inch…

Will
Just a minute Thomas: Christopher Sly is drunk, but we do need to understand the words!

Thomas
You're criticising my acting, Will. Again.

Will
Thomas, Thomas. You're a great actor. A wonderful actor. But Thomas, can the audience please actually hear the words I wrote for your character to say…?

Thomas
The audience can see what's happening! I'm in the pub, I'm drunk, there's broken glass everywhere and -

Bess
Thomas Swann! If you've broken one of my glasses, I'll have your guts for garters…

Will / Thomas
No, no, no!

Thomas
Bess, it's in the play.

Will
The innkeeper - in the play, Bess - is going to call the police unless Christopher Sly pays for the glasses he broke. But Sly says he doesn't care about the police, he's entitled to be in the pub, and he's not moving.

Bess
Oh… well just you be careful. I won't have people breaking glasses in my pub.

Will
Of course, Bess. Now, Thomas. Please. Speak more clearly.

Thomas
No. I'm an artist, and I have to do it my way.

Will
Bess, please read the innkeepers lines. I'll be Christopher Sly. Thomas, just listen.

Bess
Alright Mr Will, the innkeeper's lines: I know my remedy. I must go fetch the third-borough.

Will as Christopher Sly
Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by law.
I'll not budge an inch, boy. Let him come, and kindly.

Will
Now please Thomas, do it like that.

Thomas
I will not do it like that.

Bess
He's just like Christopher Sly isn't he Mr Will? He won't budge an inch either.

Narrator
We'll leave them there for now. Christopher Sly is just one of several stubborn characters in The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's early comedy about the battle of the sexes. The phrase not budge an inch is used these days to describe not only objects that won't move but also people who won't change their minds. Take Simon Walker, the director general of the British Institute of Directors, who said that the British chancellor George Osborne…

Clip 1
…must not budge an inch on the crucial job of deficit reduction.

Clip 2
That stupid dog refused to move. I kept pulling on the lead, but he wouldn't budge an inch.

Thomas
Will, it's my way or –

Will
Now look here Thomas -

Bess
Now stop arguing you two or I'll knock your heads together. Thomas, do what Mr Will says. It's his play.

Thomas
Grrrr. To budge, or not to budge: that is the question.

Shakespeare Speaks is a co-production between BBC Learning English and The Open University. For more great Shakespeare content visit http://www.open.edu/openlearn/languag...

BBC News Review: Dam at risk of bursting


source: BBC Learning English    2017年2月14日
A massive dam in California is in danger of bursting. Neil and Catherine look at the language the world's media is using to discuss this story - and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.
For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

Five Phrasal Verbs - Three-Part Phrasal Verbs


source: Oxford Online English    2013年11月20日
A free English lesson on phrasal verbs - you can see the full lesson, including the text, here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/vi...
In this class, we'll look at common phrasal verbs with three parts. We'll introduce five useful verbs and show you how to use them in a conversation or real-life situation.

English Phonics Review #2 Consonants + Short Long Vowels


source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
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English Phonics Consonants 'x', 'y' and 'z'


source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
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7 Steps to Confident English!


source: mmmEnglish    2016年2月21日
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Complaining (Learn English 22)


source: EF podEnglish     2007年2月7日
Learn to use the past continuous or past progressive tense to talk about what you were doing. In this beginner English lesson you will see a man complaining about his unpleasant vacation. He uses the past progressive tense to describe what happened during his trip.
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Color Idioms - 1 - EnglishAnyone.com


source: EnglishAnyone     2011年5月9日
http://www.englishanyone.com/power-le...

To show your true colors means to show people who you really are.
Sometimes people may look nice, but when they show their true colors, they can turn out to be mean.

Tickled Pink
Tickled pink means to be really excited!
We're tickled pink that people other than our moms watch our videos!

Red In The Face
To be red in the face means to be embarrassed.
I got turned down by the girl I like in front of my friends and was so red in the face!

Feeling Blue
Feeling blue means feeling sad or discontented.
Ever since my dog ran away, I've been feeling so blue!

Black Sheep
A black sheep is a person who is an embarrassment to a family or group.
All of my children became doctors except one. John, the black sheep of the family, stays home and plays video games all day!

Green With Envy
Green with envy means really jealous.
I was green with envy when I heard my friend won a trip to Hawaii!

Yellow-bellied
To be yellow-bellied is to be very cowardly or scared.
That guy is so yellow-bellied that he got his candy taken by a baby!

Golden Child
A golden child is a special child or person.
The son of the king is a golden child!

CNN 10 with subtitles | February 23, 2017 | A recent night of riots in Sweden | Daily L...


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How to offer help - 06 - English at Work is here to help


source: BBC Learning English    2016年8月9日
It's chaos at Tip Top Trading. Tom is in a panic and needs help! He has arranged more meetings than he can cope with and is going to have to face some unhappy clients. Anna decides to step in and help.
For more English at Work and other great content:: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

TRANSCRIPT
Anna: ‘Look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Anna.’
Denise: (on the phone) ... And Margery said: 'I don't think I've ever seen a vegetable quite that size before...'
Paul: Where's that hole-punch?!
Narrator: Ah, business as usual in the offices of Tip Top Trading.
Tom: Oh for goodness sake! What a disaster! I can't believe it!
Narrator: But one member of the team seems bothered.
Tom: Arrgh!
Narrator: Anna, this is the moment to show you’re willing to help.
Anna: Yes!
Narrator: Use phrases like 'Is there anything I can do?' 'Let me help!' or, to be more informal, you can say, 'Can I give you a hand?' or 'Give me a shout if you need anything!'
Anna: Right.
Narrator: Go on!
Anna: Are you okay Tom?
Tom: (grumpily) No.
Anna: Is there anything I can do?
Tom: (grumpily) No.
Anna: Oh. What's wrong?
Tom: Everything.
Anna: I see. Can I give you a hand?
Tom: My computer has crashed. I've lost my phone. And there's a big, big problem with my timetable. I’ve got two meetings scheduled at the same time with two extremely important clients. I can't do them both at once!
Anna: Let me help.
Tom: Thanks Anna, but these are big, big clients. They need someone of experience.
Anna: Well, give me a shout if you need anything!
Tom: I can handle this, alright?
Narrator: 'I can handle this'... ungrateful idiot. But you used all the right phrases Anna, well done. Anyway, I bet he'll change his mind.
Denise: Oooh, I know, and the purple ones are so much more powerful...
Tom: Anna? Could you help me?
Narrator: Ha! I told you so!
Tom: They've both arrived at once! Oh god! I'll deal with Mrs Kumquat...
Anna: Okay.
Tom: You talk to Mr Lime, he's from a company called Citrus Ventures. They own hundreds of juice bars.
Denise: Are you sure that's a good idea Tom?
Tom: I don't have much choice, do I?
Denise: Well I could
Tom: Just keep him occupied Anna, tell him how great he is... no, no, tell him how great I am. Find out what he wants. If it's about the - well, never mind, just be nice.
Anna: Understood.
Tom: Mr Lime! Are you well?
Mr Lime: Yes, but I'm actually rather angry too.
Tom: Ah, well let me introduce you to Anna!
Anna: Mr Lime, it's a pleasure to meet you! Let me help with your coat.
Mr Lime: Oh er... Thank you.
Anna: Can I give you a hand with your scarf too, Mr Lime?
Mr Lime: Oh... Thanks.
Anna: Now, please come this way and you can tell me what's wrong.
Narrator: Well done! Anna used some good phrases to step in and help with this mess. Let's hear them again:
Is there anything I can do?
Let me help.
Can I give you a hand?
Give me a shout if you need anything.
Narrator: But Mr Lime is obviously upset about something. What is it? And how will Anna deal with the problem? Let's hope it doesn't end in disaster!

Let's Learn English Lesson 43: Time for Plan B


source: VOA Learning English    2017年2月21日
In this lesson, Anna loses her wallet. Her friends are not able to help her. It's time for Plan B!
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

Let's Learn English Lesson 43 Speaking Practice


source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月22日
Use this video to learn the new words in this lesson and how to use would and could to make polite requests.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

Let's Learn English Lesson 43 Pronunciation Practice


source: VOA Learning English    2017年2月21日
Use this video to learn about using informal pronunciation with "what are you" and "would you."​​
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A fool's paradise - Shakespeare Speaks


source: BBC Learning English     2016年5月6日
Is Robert Harley really going to put a ring on Janet Bassett's finger? Or is Janet living in a fool's paradise?
For activities and extra materials connected to this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

Narrator: It was a sunny August morning. William Shakespeare is at the market.

Stallholder: Get your cherries, lovely ripe cherries! Come over here and get your cherries…

Will: Ahhh… sweet, ripe cherries! Two pounds, please, Mary.

Stallholder: Here you are Mr Will.

Will: And how's the family Mary? All well?

Stallholder: Growing up fast, you know how it is… my Janet's a worry though. That Robert Harley says he wants to marry her, but I don't trust him: I think he just wants to have his way with her and what will we do Mr Will if she ends up just 14 years old with a baby and no husband?!

Will: Now Mary, I'm sure young Robert will do right by Janet. Look at me, didn't I marry my Anne when she was in trouble? And here we are now, still together with three children…

Stallholder: You're not too happy though, are you Mr Will?

Will: Marriage isn't easy Mary, you know that.

Stallholder: Oh, Mr Will. Last week he was in love with that Rosie from the village and this week it's my Janet's turn. He's promised her clothes, money, ribbons for her hair, and she's so in love with him she believes all of it! I tell you, she's living in a fool's paradise!


Will: A fool's paradise… hmmm… That might sound good in my play! Romeo and Juliet, the star-cross'd lovers. Romeo says he'll marry Juliet but Juliet's nurse doesn't trust him. She warns him not to make false promises just to get Juliet into bed. Listen Mary, it'll go like this: …let me tell ye, if ye should lead her…

Nurse: let me tell ye, if ye should lead her into
a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very gross
kind of behaviour,

Stallholder: That's really good Mr Will.

Will: Thank you, Mary. You can use it if you like…

Narrator: We'll leave them there for now. In Shakespeare's day, it was legal for girls to marry at the age of 14, although people usually got married when they were older. It was not uncommon for women to already be pregnant when they got married – as was the case with William Shakespeare's own marriage. These days, the phrase a fool's paradise describes any situation that somebody thinks is good, without realising that it won't last – or that it's actually bad. Take this 2015 BBC News headline, written when the value of the single European currency fell to record lows – making it cheap to buy for investors, but not particularly safe:

Clip 1
The euro: Good bet or a fool's paradise?
Clip 2
Jack's work is terrible. He's living in a fool's paradise if he thinks he's getting a pay rise.
Stallholder: Just wait till I catch up with that Mr Robert. If you see him Mr Will, you be sure to tell me.
Will: Hmmm… to tell, or not to tell: that is the question.

Five Phrasal Verbs With 'Get'


source: Oxford Online English    2013年12月11日
A free online English lesson from Oxford Online English. See the full lesson (with a text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/vi...
In this class, you can learn about common phrasal verbs based on the verb 'get'. You can study five useful English phrasal verbs and see how to use them in your spoken or written English.

English Phonics Consonants 'qu' and 'j'


source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月24日
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English Phonics Consonants 'v' and 'w'


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What's your New Year's resolution?


source: mmmEnglish     2015年12月30日
New Year’s Eve is always a time for looking back at the year that is finishing and, more importantly, looking forward to the coming year.
The end of a year is a great time to concentrate on English verb tenses… What things did you do last year? What things will you do next year?

Babysitting Job Interview (Learn English 20)


source: EF podEnglish    2007年11月28日
Learn what types of questions may be asked at a simple job interview in English and how to use the present progressive tense. In this beginner English lesson you will hear a woman being interviewed for a babysitting job.
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Animal Idioms - 2 - EnglishAnyone.com


source: EnglishAnyone    2011年5月16日
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Bug Someone
To bug someone means to annoy them.
It really bugs me when you bite your fingernails.

Have A Frog In Your Throat
If you can't speak clearly because you need to cough, you have a frog in your throat.
Ugh... Sorry about that. I had a frog in my throat.

Cash Cow
A cash cow is something, like a business, that makes a lot of profit.
That company's website is a real cash cow! It makes a 500% profit!

Bird Brain
A bird brain is someone you think is dumb.
That guy keeps making the same mistakes. He's such a bird brain.

Cock Of The Walk
A cock of the walk is someone who thinks they are more important than everyone else.
My coworker thinks he's cock of the walk. He does whatever he wants!

A Monkey On (Your) Back
To have a monkey on your back means to have a problem that will not go away.
My friend's drinking problem is a real monkey on his back.

Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat
To pull a rabbit out of a hat means to do something surprising with great skill.
She really pulled a rabbit out of a hat when she won that poker game with her amazing bluff!

A Snake In The Grass
A snake in the grass is a sneaky or hated person.
That salesman is a real snake in the grass. He sells things that break easily.

Call off, Fill up, Hang up, Hold up - Phrasal Verb Lesson


source: Twominute English    2013年4月16日
Exercises for this lessons: http://twominenglish.com/video/73-Cal...
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0:07 In this lesson we will study the following phrasal verbs: call off, fill up, hang up and hold up.
0:23 Hey, Jack. What are you doing?
0:26 Nothing much. Just wrapping up some work and I’ll call the day off.
0:29 Oh. Good thing you’re not too busy. I thought about picking you up now.
0:33 But you asked me to call off our movie plans as you had a meeting.
0:37 I had a meeting but the client called it off so I can make it to the movies now
0:41 Excellent news. Give 20 minutes and I’ll be downstairs.
0:54 John, why don’t you take another shopping cart?
0:57 I don’t think so. We don’t need another one unless you’re planning to fill this one up.
1:03 I’m actually planning to fill it up with dry goods. I want another one for vegetables and fruits.
1:09 That makes sense. I’ll be right back with two other carts.
1:13 One more is enough, John.
1:16 No, it’s not. I just remembered the boys are coming over tonight. I’ll fill one up with beer and snacks.
1:31 I called Sam but he hung up on me. He didn't even listen to what I had to say. Why would he hang up like that?
1:38 Did you people have a fight?
1:40 Not exactly. Just a small argument.
1:43 Maybe he just couldn’t talk and that’s why he hung up.
1:46 I hate guys who hang up without saying anything first.
1:59 Jack, where are you? I had to reschedule the meeting because of you.
2:04 I’m sorry, Paul. I got hold up in traffic. It’ll take some time.
2:09 That’s great! Can you please just let me know next time? That way I won't have to hold up our plans because of you.
2:17 I’m awfully sorry. I thought I would make it.
2:22 I’ll call the day off.
2:26 But you asked me to call off our movie plans as you had a meeting.
2:34 I had a meeting but the client called it off.
2:40 I’m actually planning to fill it up with dry goods.
2:47 I’ll fill one up with beer and snacks.
2:53 Why would he hang up like that?
2:57 Maybe he just couldn’t talk and that’s why he hung up.
3:04 I hate guys who hang up without saying anything first.
3:12 I got hold up in traffic.

CNN 10 with subtitles | February 22, 2017 | A newly discovered type of dinosaur | Daily...


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Make polite requests - 05 - English at Work would like you to watch


source: BBC Learning English    2016年8月2日
For more on making requests: http://bbc.in/29Nd9JK
Can Anna use polite requests to help her in her new job at Tip-Top Trading? Anna is still getting used to how things work in her new job. She turns to her colleagues to ask for help, but upsets Denise by sounding too bossy.

TRANSCRIPT
Narrator: Welcome back to English at Work. We're still in Anna's first week in the busy offices of Tip Top Trading. How's it going Anna?

Anna: Everything's still so new to me. I keep needing to ask people for help!

Narrator: Well, that's only natural at the beginning. To ask people politely for help use the words would and could. You can also use the word please, but don't make the mistake of thinking's enough to make what you say polite.

Anna: Er, ok.

Paul: Hello Anna!

Anna: Oh hi, Paul!

Paul: I was wondering if you could do something for me?

Anna: Yes of course.

Paul: Would you be able to print out a file for me? It's a document on CBL – Convincing Bananas Limited – they're one of our suppliers. The file should be on the system and could I have it in the next ten minutes please, as they're on their way here for a meeting?

Anna: Yes. Oh no, I've no idea how to find it! Tom...?!

Tom: Er, ask Denise. She should know.

Anna: Ok, thanks Tom, I'll ask her.

Denise: (on the phone to Sharon) I'd warned her, you know, I said 'Victoria, if you don't change your hairdresser

Anna: Denise?

Denise: One day you'll… hold on a moment. Anna?

Anna: Please email me the background file on CBL.

Denise: Er!

Anna: Thank you.

Denise: (on the phone) Who does that girl think she is?... Anna... new girl... I told you about her... yes with the saucepans, that's the one. She's only been here five minutes and she's already acting like the Queen of Sheba...

Anna: Oh and Denise, please send it to me within five minutes, Paul needs it soon. Thank you.

Denise: Really!

Tom: He he, good to see who's the boss, eh Denise?

Denise: Really!

Narrator: Er, Anna, I think you've upset Denise...?

Anna: Upset Denise?

Narrator: You were a bit rude when you asked her to help.

Anna: Was I?

Narrator: Remember what I said Anna. Just using ‘please’ to ask someone to do something can sound a little rude.

Anna: Oh.

Narrator: Instead of saying 'Please send me the file' you could say 'Could you possibly send me the file?' or 'Would you mind sending me the file?'

Anna: Oh! English is so confusing! I'll try to remember that. Oh no, the printer isn't even set up! Tom?

Tom: Yeah?

Anna: Please help me with…I mean, could you possibly help me with the printer?

Tom: Er... I need to finish this email to a really important new client.

Anna: But it's really urgent. Would you mind writing your email later?

Tom: Okay, since you asked so nicely. Let's have a look...

Narrator: Well, it's a good thing Anna has understood how to use 'could' and 'would' to ask for things, before she upsets anyone else. Let's hear those phrases again:

Paul: I was wondering if you could do something for me?
Paul: Would you be able to print out a file for me?
Paul: Could I have it within ten minutes please?
Anna: Could you possibly help me with the printer?
Anna: Would you mind writing your email later?

Narrator: The printer seems to be working well, but how well are Anna and Denise working together? Are these two going to be enemies?

Denise: Really! 'Denise do this! Denise do that!' I'm telling you Sharon, I've almost had enough! I get treated like I'm some kind of servant!

Let's Learn English Lesson 45 This Land is Your Land


source: VOA Learning English     2017年2月21日
Anna and Marsha have vacation at the same time. They are going to go on a "road trip" across the United States. Where will they go? Will they still be friends when the trip is finished?
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

Let's Learn English Lesson 45 Speaking Practice


source: VOA Learning English    2017年2月17日
Use this video to learn the new words, and then learn about using the future continuous verb tense.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

Let's Learn English Lesson 45 Pronunciation Practice


source: VOA Learning English    2017年2月17日
Use this video to learn about the reduced form of "will" in the present continuous tense.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

News Review: US gun laws


source: BBC Learning English    2016年1月6日
US President Obama wants to make it more difficult for Americans to buy guns. And he's using special powers to do it.
Watch the programme and then see what you've learned with a short quiz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

Five Business English Phrasal Verbs


source: Oxford Online English    2014年1月14日
In this lesson, we'll look at five phrasal verbs you can use to improve your business English. Need to speak English around the office? Our lesson, which explains five common phrasal verbs clearly, with several examples, will help you speak English more naturally and confidently!
Like this lesson? Check out more of our free lessons on our website: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fr...

English Phonics Consonants 'c', 'k' and 'ck'


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English Phonics Consonants 'n', 'b' and 'l'


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Making & Baking at Christmas! (PART 2: mmmEnglish)


source: mmmEnglish    2015年12月23日
Practice English and learn about Christmas baking traditions! Have you been invited to someone’s house to celebrate Christmas this year, but you have no idea what to take? You are going to love this!
In Part 1 of this video I’ll tell you about my family’s Christmas traditions and make my special Christmas trifle and in Part 2, native English speakers will explain their own Christmas baking and making traditions! Watch Part 1 here: https://youtu.be/YaUV0gdipJo
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Pets (Learn English 19)


source: EF podEnglish     2007年2月7日
Learn to compare different types of pets in English using adjectives that describe personality. In this beginner English lesson you will see two friends talking about what type of pet they could get. You will learn several adjectives to describe personality. The teacher will show you how to make comparisons using "as" to describe equality and "more than" to describe inequality.
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Animal Idioms - 1 - EnglishAnyone.com


source: EnglishAnyone    2011年5月12日
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A Dinosaur
A dinosaur is someone who is considered to be old for their job.
That professor has been here for ages! He's such a dinosaur!

Fishy
Something fishy is weird or suspicious.
There's something fishy in this soup and it's making me nervous.

Horse Around
To horse around is to play around or do no productive work
My children always want to horse around, so they never get anything done.

The Lion's Share
The lion's share is the biggest or best portion of something.
Mike is bigger than me, so he always gets the lion's share of the food.

Pig Out
To pig out means to eat too much.
I can't help myself! When I see cake, I just pig out!

Play Cat And Mouse
To play cat and mouse means to be tricky or evasive with someone.
The professional athlete played cat and mouse with the press after he was caught using drugs.

Turn Turtle
To turn turtle is to flip upside down.
We were in trouble when our boat turned turtle and we had to swim to shore.

A whale of...
A whale of something means something huge, or very, very big.
There's a whale of a difference between a pond and an ocean.

Talking About Career Choices


source: Twominute English     2013年4月10日
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0:07 In this lesson, we will see how to talk about career choices.
0:16 Hey Steve. How are you?
0:18 Not so good, June. I’m really confused about what to do after college.
0:24 I guess it happens. I myself have always been interested in interior designing. So I signed up for a couple of diploma programs.
0:32 That’s great. Did you get selected anywhere?
0:37 I’ll get to know next week.
0:39 Do you have a backup plan?
0:42 Yeah! My friend’s in construction. I’ll work at his firm to get some practical training.
0:47 It seems you have everything sorted out.
0:58 Excuse me, Sir. May I talk to you for a moment?
1:01 Sure Steve. What is it?
1:04 Well, I’m really confused. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do after college.
1:10 That can happen to anybody, Steve. Students usually get confused about it. What are your major interests?
1:18 Well, I’ve always wanted to be a police officer. That’s why I joined this course in criminal psychology.
1:25 Why don’t you apply to a Police Training Academy? You have all the credentials.
1:31 Mr. Carson’s son is an NYPD officer. He’ll be able to guide you better.
1:36 Oh! Thank you, Sir. I’ll talk to him first thing tomorrow.
1:46 Hey Sammy. Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in days.
1:52 Hey Steve. I’ve been busy. I was sending applications to join the Army. I had to go back home for some documents.
2:00 That sounds great but are you sure about it?
2:04 I have no doubts. This is what I want for my life.
2:08 That’s great, man. I’m planning to join the NYPD.
2:12 Good news! Both of us would be protecting people and serving our country. I don’t think there’s anything better than that.
2:19 I couldn’t agree more, Sammy.
2:24 I’m really confused about what to do after college.
2:30 I myself have always been interested in interior designing.
2:37 So I signed up for a couple of diploma programs.
2:43 I’ll work at his firm to get some practical training.
2:48 What are your major interests?
2:51 Well, I’ve always wanted to be a police officer.
2:56 I have no doubts. This is what I want for my life.
3:03 I’m planning to join the NYPD..

CNN 10 with subtitles | February 21, 2017 | The troubled nation of South Sudan | Daily ...


source: Daily Listening     2017年2月20日
CNN 10 | February 21, 2017 | The troubled nation of South Sudan | Daily Listening hightlights: We're taking you inside the troubled nation of South Sudan this Tuesday for an explanation of the reasons behind its violence. Then, we define the term "two-state solution" with regard to the Middle East peace process and explore why it's challenging to achieve. Flooding in California, a rocket launch in Florida, and the fight against "superbugs" are also featured in this show.
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Introduce yourself and make some friends - 04 - English at Work


source: BBC Learning English    2016年7月26日
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Anna is determined to be friendly and introduces herself to her new colleagues. Unfortunately, a slight misunderstanding leads her to make an embarrassing mistake.

TRANSCRIPT
Narrator: Last week, Anna got the job of sales executive at Tip Top Trading, thanks to her quick-thinking in an office crisis. Today it's her first day in the office. How are you feeling now, Anna?
Anna: Excited, but a bit worried. I really want to make a good first impression.
Narrator: Well, you're going to need some phrases to introduce yourself politely, such as:
Hello, I don't think we've met.
You must be – and say the person's name.
I've just joined the team.
Nice to meet you.
Have you worked here long?
Why don't you start by saying hello to Tom Darcy, the Senior Account Manager?

Tom: (On the phone) Yah, yah, no, yah, yah, OK, yah. I'll seal the deal, yah, no worries. OK, see ya mate, bye! (Hangs up)
Anna: Hello, I don't think we've met.
Tom: No.
Anna: You must be Tom. I'm Anna. I've just joined the team.
Tom: Uh huh.
Anna: Nice to meet you. Have you worked here long?
Tom: Sorry, I'm quite busy right now – I've got a big deal just coming through. But let's get together sometime. Um... can you do lunch tomorrow?
Anna: You want me to do lunch? Well, I'm not very -

(Telephone rings)
Tom: Sorry, important client. Lunch tomorrow at 12.30 then?
(On the phone) Tom speaking. Yah! Frankie! So what's the latest, are we on?
Anna: Well, OK then.
Narrator: Great Anna! You used some nice phrases to introduce yourself. It's a shame Tom thinks he's too important to do the same.
Anna: I'm sure he's just busy. But I'm a bit worried about tomorrow!

(The next day…)
Anna: (Struggling into the office carrying cooking implements) Good morning Paul!
Paul: Good morning Anna, are you OK?
Anna: Fine, the kitchen's through there, isn't it?
Paul: Er, yes.

(Kitchen noises as Anna starts preparing lunch)
Denise: Anna!
Anna: Oh hi, Denise!
Denise: What are you doing?
Anna: Cooking lunch for Tom.
Denise: You what?
Anna: Tom asked me to have lunch ready for 12.30.
Denise: Did he indeed?
Tom: Er, Anna.
Anna: Hi Tom!
Tom: What are you doing?
Anna: Spring rolls, followed by crispy duck in black bean sauce.
Tom: No, I mean, why are you cooking?
Anna: Well, if I don't start now, it won't be ready for you by 12.30.
Tom: Oh, you misunderstood me, Anna. When I said "Can you do lunch?" it didn't mean "Can you make lunch?" It meant "Are you available to come to lunch with me?" In a cafe or something.
Anna: Oh!
Paul: Mmm... something smells good, but what's going on here?
Denise: Anna thinks it's her job to cook for people!
Anna: No, no, I misunderstood!
Tom: Anna just got a bit confused.
Paul: Well, never mind, it looks tasty.
Anna: There's enough for everyone if you want some.
Paul: I think that's a splendid idea, we can have an office picnic!
Anna: Yes!
Paul: Mmm, that sauce looks delicious.
Anna: Yes, it's my favourite.

Narrator: Well, once again everything has worked out well for Anna! Before we go, a reminder of the phrases she used:
Hello, I don't think we've met.
You must be Tom.
I've just joined the team.
Nice to meet you.
Have you worked here long?
Just remember - if somebody says "Would you like to do lunch?" they're not usually expecting you to cook for them! Goodbye.

Intonation in Long Sentences - Pronunciation with JenniferESL


source: JenniferESL    2017年2月9日
Click to watch Lesson 5: expressing strong emotions.
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Index:
0:01 Do you own a lot of shoes? (model text with long sentences)
0:45 Lesson title
0:56 Review: thought groups and focus words
1:37 Low-rise intonation
3:58 Fall-rise intonation
6:30 Low-rise vs. fall-rise (my opinion!)
8:21 Using low-rise and fall-rise together
8:48 Fall-rise for hesitation
9:24 Practice: short reading
10:36 Lesson ending
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How to start a conversation: 5 things to say after "hello" (with James)


source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2017年2月2日
Don't know what to say? Don't worry! In this video, you'll learn easy ways to start a good, useful conversation. You'll learn how to choose topics for conversation, and I'll teach you the questions you should ask to start enjoyable and meaningful conversations! You're going to have fun, improve your English, and make friends! What could be better?
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A pound of flesh - Shakespeare Speaks


source: BBC Learning English    2016年4月29日
Find out if this phrase from The Merchant of Venice is about justice or revenge!
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Narrator: It was late in the evening. William Shakespeare is at the palace of King James I.

King James: Mr Shakespeare! Welcome, welcome.

Will: Your majesty, it is a great honour to perform The Merchant of Venice for you a second time.

King James: The Queen and I enjoyed it so much we just had to see it again.

The Queen: You fell asleep halfway through dear, that's why you want to see it again.

King James: Nonsense. Mr Shakespeare, I particularly enjoyed your character Shylock. But what was all that about a pound of flesh?

Will: Well, Shylock lent some money to the businessman Antonio. And Antonio promised that if he didn't pay the money back, Shylock could cut a pound of flesh from his body.

King James: That's right, that's right. I remember it well now. What did he say? If you repay me not on such a day…

Shylock:
If you repay me not on such a day,
In such a place, such sum or sums as are
Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit
Be nominated for an equal pound
Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken
In what part of your body pleaseth me.

Narrator:
We'll leave them there for now. A pound of flesh? That's nearly half a kilogram! Modern English speakers use the phrase a pound of flesh when someone says they want justice, but the punishment they're asking for is so severe that it seems more like revenge. In the terrible case of US cinema gunman James Holmes, former prosecutor Bob Grant said:

Clip 1: The district attorney will argue that although the defendant is mentally ill, he is not insane under the law, and society deserves its pound of flesh from him.

Clip 2: I apologised and paid for the repairs after I crashed his car, but it isn't enough for him. He wants his pound of flesh. I think he's going to call the police…

The Queen: Mr Shakespeare, please tell the King what happens in the end, just in case he falls asleep again.

King James: I did not fall asleep! But yes, do tell me.

Will: Well, Antonio didn't pay the money back. The court agreed that Shylock could have his pound of flesh, but the court also said that he could not take even a single drop of blood.

King James: Aha! So Antonio was saved.

Will: Yes, your majesty.

The Queen: Ooh, the play is starting. Now do stay awake this time, dear…

King James: To sleep, or not to sleep: that is the question…

Finn explains Shakespeare's "pound of flesh"

source: BBC Learning English    2016年4月29日
Do you know the meaning of the phrase "a pound of flesh"? Learn the meaning with Finn here as he gives examples of it being used on news sites. For more about Shakespeare Speaks visit The Open University: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/languag... And take a look at BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/... Hi there, Finn here and today we're looking at Shakespeare's phrase pound of flesh – which originally comes from The Merchant of Venice. Now, it's a really colourful phrase, but it can be slightly tricky to use. So I've got some news stories here to help us out - to look at this phrase in context. First up, we have the IT website,The Register, and it has the headline: "California gets $5m pound of flesh from Samsung, LG, and others in price-fix scandal." OK, so, what are we talking about here? This story tells us about a court case, where technology companies were found to have committed a crime and had to face a severe punishment. Now, it's called a pound of flesh here in this story, because it's a very harsh punishment, it's a lot to pay and it could almost be seen more as seeking revenge rather than just paying a fair amount. So there we go, "California gets $5m pound of flesh from Samsung, LG, and others in price-fixing scandal." Next we have this story from BBC Sport, which is about rugby, and in this story a senior Welsh rugby official is talking about playing professionally in different countries. He says that you get paid more in the French league and the English Premiership than you do in Wales, but in return they expect you to play extra hard. So they say: "… professional clubs in the Premiership want their pound of flesh." That's a quote from this official. So, they pay you a lot, but you have to work hard - a pound of flesh! And you know what? I think I've given my pound of flesh in this video – I've given you two examples in just the one video! Actually, I think I've got all my flesh still here! See you.