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source: Daily Listening     2017年2月21日
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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
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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!
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English Phonics Consonants 'c', 'k' and 'ck'


source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
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English Phonics Consonants 'n', 'b' and 'l'


source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
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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..