CNN Student News (CNN 10) - March 06, 2017 - English subtitle


source: English subtitle     2017年3月5日

Making a pitch – 13 – English at Work gets your pitch perfect


source: BBC Learning English     2016年9月27日
Oh no! Anna's making a pitch to Mr Lime and his team at Citrus Ventures, but her presentation is not going to plan. Her computer has crashed and the presentation, along with her notes, has frozen.
She's on her own now and all she can do is talk... but what can she say? This is where she really needs some skills to help her pitch the Imperial Lemon. To pitch something means to do a sales presentation.
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TRANSCRIPT
Narrator: Hello, welcome back to the offices of Citrus Ventures!
(broken computer and murmur of people at meeting, as proceedings have been interrupted)
Anna's presentation to Mr Lime and his colleagues continues... Well, almost! Her computer has jammed and the presentation, along with her notes, are frozen.
Anna: Oh no, this is terrible!
Narrator: Anna, you're going to have to manage without the slideshow or notes. Just talk!
Anna: Just talk! Just talk! You just talk! What on earth am I going to say? My mind is blank.
Narrator: Try to remember the key points you wanted to share, and give them one by one. If you can, give some facts that support each point. For example:
Tip Top Trading is growing fast – our number of clients doubled last year.
Use phrases like this:
The company has a strong track record of...
Let me share with you...
The Imperial Lemon's key strengths are...
Anna: OK. Ahem!
(murmurs die down)
Sorry about that, I'll just have to continue talking without the slideshow. So, ahem.... Tip Top Trading is growing fast – our number of clients doubled last year. This is because our company-
Narrator: Yes, but try not to bark out information like a robot.
Look people in the eye, slow down and try to be more conversational….oh, and smile!
Anna: (more conversationally) Tip Top Trading is growing fast – our number of clients doubled last year. This is because our company has a strong track record of reliability and because, thanks to new technology, our fruits are more and more convincing. Our bananas have won awards for being the most authentic-looking fruits in Europe. We are very happy that Citrus Ventures is already among our clients and we hope to build on that by offering you more exciting new fruits. Let me share with you our latest product: (sound of unzipping of a bag) the Imperial Lemon.
(impressed murmur from the audience)
The Imperial Lemon's key strengths are its design and flexibility. It is made with revolutionary faux-orange-premium, laser-curve-definition technology... (fade out)
Narrator: What an excellent performance from Anna. She focussed on some key points, supported them with facts and structured her answer clearly. She also managed to relax and sound more natural. She used these phrases:
The company has a strong track record of...
Let me share with you...
The Imperial Lemon's key strengths are...
Let's fast-forward to after the meeting to see if she gets an order.
Anna: …so thank you for your time, I hope you're impressed with our Imperial Lemon.
Mr Lime: Fantastic Anna, fantastic!
Anna: Thank you.
Mr Lime: Those... lemons – wow. I'd like to put in an order for three hundred thousand right away.
Anna: Of course.
Mr Lime: Now, what's your direct phone number?
Narrator: Good work. Although, I must say, Mr Lime seems just as excited about Anna as he is about the lemons. Hmm....watch out Anna! Until next time!

Slang Words Starting With D


source: EnglishAnyone    2011年12月3日
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Just remember that slang is CASUAL English! Use slang with your friends and people you know well! Don't use slang with your boss, with the police if you get arrested or when meeting your girlfriend or boyfriend's parents for the first time!

Deadbeat
A deadbeat is a lazy person who usually relies on others for the things they need. A friend may spend the night on your couch, but if they live there, they're probably a deadbeat. A deadbeat is also someone who fails to do what they should be doing.
That deadbeat father never sent any money to help support his children after his divorce.

Diss
Diss is short for disrespect. When you say something bad about someone, or insult them, you are dissing them. Diss can also be a noun.
I got teased and dissed a lot while playing basketball yesterday because I'm a really awful player.

Damage
When something is hurt or broken, it is damaged. As slang, we use the term damage to describe the cost of something we don't really want to pay for. If a car repair costs $100, your wallet takes the "damage" of $100. You suffer "damage" when you have to pay for your child's braces, but not when you take a date out for dinner. When asking a friend how much something cost, you can ask, "What was the damage?"
I just found out that my kid needs special shoes. The damage could be a few hundred dollars.

Deck
To deck someone is to punch them so hard that they are knocked to the floor. You can also be hit really hard by something, get knocked down, and still be considered "decked."
The kangaroo got decked and hit the ground hard.

Down-low
To keep something on the down-low is to keep it secret. People can keep things on the down-low and companies can also keep new ideas on the down-low.
I'm working on a new product for my company, but I'm keeping it on the down-low until everything is ready.


Dirt
Dirt is embarrassing or private information about someone which could hurt their reputation if revealed. Political candidates often "dig up dirt" on their opponents to injure their reputation before elections. To know a dark secret about someone is to have dirt on them.
Those guys have dirt on me, so we'd better be nice to them.

Drag
A drag is something tiring, depressing or sad. Being trapped inside doing your taxes on a sunny day can be a real drag.
It was a real drag missing the party last night because I had to work late.

Dud
A dud refers to a machine, or something like an explosive, that works improperly or not at all. A toaster that only burns toast is a dud. A person who doesn't live up to certain expectations can also be considered a dud.
She heard all of these great things about that guy before their date, but he turned out to be a real dud.

Dull
Just like a dull, or unsharpened, knife, anything boring or uninteresting can be considered dull. Hopefully you don't find this English lesson dull!
The lecture on island rocks I went to yesterday was really dull.

Dump
A dump is an uninviting or dirty place. To dump something means to pour or drop it without care. Garbage is often taken to garbage dumps. A dumpster is a big trash container, and a dumpster diver is someone who goes looking through trash to find valuable things people may have thrown away.
Before my girlfriend comes over, I'd better clean up my dump of an apartment.

Doodle
A doodle is a quick drawing, usually made when you're not paying attention to what you're working on. Students will sometimes doodle in dull classes if teachers don't keep them entertained.
I often doodle while I'm on the phone and have drawn some really cool designs.

Occupations | What Do They Do? | Set 1


source: Mark Kulek      2017年2月11日

Winter Phrasal Verbs & Vocabulary


source: ETJ English    2016年12月14日
Christmas is getting closer and England is getting colder! So here are some great words and phrasal verbs to help you understand the English language a little bit better!
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English Slang - Text messaging: LOL WTF BRB and more!


source: Learn English with Ronnie!    2010年10月31日
http://www.engvid.com/ Finally understand the slang people use in text messaging and chat in this English lesson! Free quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/english-slang-t...

I'll send him packing - Shakespeare Speaks


source: BBC Learning English     2016年1月29日
William Shakespeare isn't getting on very well with his actors… is that why people are throwing rotten fruit?
For activities and extra materials connected to this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...
Shakespeare Speaks is a co-production between BBC Learning English and The Open University.

TRANSCRIPT
Narrator: It's early morning at the Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare and his actors are rehearsing Henry IV Part 1. In this scene, it's late at night, and young Prince Hal, played by Robert Harley, and his friend Falstaff – that's Thomas Swann – are in the pub. But… the King's messenger has just arrived.

Thomas Swann as Falstaff: … Shall I give him his answer?

Robert Harley as Prince Hal: Prithee do, Jack.

Thomas Swann as Falstaff: Faith and I'll send him packaged…

Will: Stoooppppp!!! Thomas, Thomas, it's packing… I'll send him packing… Not packaged. You're not putting him in a box or a parcel. Remember: you want the King's messenger to go away!

Thomas Swann: Sorry, Will… I'm not my best today…

Actor 1: One too many beers last night, eh Thomas?!

Actor 2: He thinks he's Falstaff for real!

Will: Thomas. Listen to me. Falstaff and Prince Hal are having a great time. That's why Hal doesn't want to see the messenger.

Robert Harley: Will…

Will: What is it, Robert?!

Robert Harley: I do like the messenger's name: Gravity. Gravity! A serious man who doesn't like to have fun. Not like Falstaff. He's…

Actor 1: Old!

Actor 2:…and fat!

Actor 1: He's always telling jokes…

Actor 2: He's never got any money!

Thomas Swann: That last bit's true enough, Will.

Will: Now, now Thomas – you're perfect for this part. The audience are going to love you! Let's go again, from: What doth Gravity do out of his bed at midnight?

Thomas Swann as Falstaff: What doth Gravity do out of his bed at midnight? Shall I give him his answer?

Robert Harley as Prince Hal: Prithee do, Jack.

Thomas Swann as Falstaff: Faith, and I'll send him packing!

Will: Bravo! Let's take a break.

Narrator: We'll leave them there for now. Falstaff is one of Shakespeare's most popular characters. He drinks, steals and runs away from danger, but Shakespeare’s audiences loved his comic genius and sense of fun. In Henry IV, Prince Hal prefers the company of Falstaff – and his criminal friends – to noblemen. Shakespeare’s phrase I'll send him packing has the same meaning today: I really don't want this person around me, so I'll send them away. It's also used in sport, to talk about beating an opponent. Take Gwyn Jones, former captain of the Welsh rugby team, who said before a match:

Clip 1: This is our chance to do it and we should send them packing with their tails between their legs.

Clip 2: I've no patience when people try to sell me things at the door. I usually send them packing.

Will: Let's try it once more.

Actor 1: Come on Thomas!

Actor 2: You can do it!

Thomas Swann: Will you all shush?!

Actors 1 & 2: To shush, or not to shush: that is the question.

News Review: Violence on streets of Hong Kong - learn the words from the news


source: BBC Learning English     2016年2月10日
Why has an operation to remove food stalls in Hong Kong turned into a riot? Watch and listen to Neil and Catherine discussing this story. Learn the words and phrases you need to talk about the news.
Test your understanding here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

Internet Expressions - Learn English Vocabulary


source: Oxford Online English    2017年1月19日
See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/om...
Do you know what common Internet expressions like OMG, AFAIK or TTYL mean in English? Learn useful English Internet vocabulary in this free lesson.
You can learn:
- Common Internet-related English vocabulary, and how to use it.
- Useful English phrases and abbreviations that you might see online.

English Pronunciation: Silent 'k'


source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月27日
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The silent 'k' is at the beginning of a word and often confuses esl students. It is important to watch Bill and repeat after him so you can practice saying these words. This English video will improve your pronunciation skills.
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English Pronunciation: Silent 'p'


source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月27日
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The silent 'p' is dangerous. It can cause you to mispronounce a word. Learn from Bill and repeat what he says about the silent 'p'. This English video will improve your pronunciation.
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Meeting Someone New | Introductions & Small Talk


source: mmmEnglish     2016年11月19日
In this lesson, Lucy and I are meeting each other for the first time. We've spoken to each other by email, but never met in person! This video lesson will give you lots of practice LISTENING to native English speakers and give you some great ideas and vocabulary that you can use when you are introducing yourself to someone (online or in person!)
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Job Interview (Learn English 35)


source: EF podEnglish    2007年11月28日
Learn how to form polite questions in the context of a professional job interview. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a job interview taking place in an office. Listen to the polite way the interviewer is asking questions.
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Talking About Extreme Weather Conditions


source: Twominute English     2013年4月28日
Exercises for this lesson: http://twominenglish.com/video/127-Ta...
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0:07 In this lesson, we will learn phrases you may use to talk about the weather conditions.
0:17 Oh, my! It's really hot these days! I've never seen such scorching weather in my life!
0:24 Tell me about it! I think the whole world is facing the consequences of global warming.
0:29 Seriously. It’s becoming difficult to survive in such weather.This scorching heat has started to affect my breathing.
0:37 True. It’s really hard to breathe in this weather, man. And the humidity!
0:41 Yeah! That’s what kills me! Well, I just hope it cools down soon.
0:46 I hope so, too. But, there’s nothing we can do about it.
0:56 Hey Sam, why do you look like a drowned mouse?
0:59 I got caught in the rain, Judy. Can you get me a towel, please?
1:05 Sure. Didn’t you take your raincoat today?
1:08 No, I forgot my bag at home.
1:11 You know, it’s autumn and it can rain anytime. You should always carry a raincoat or an umbrella.
1:18 I knew it would rain. But, I didn't realize it would rain cats and dogs.
1:23 I think you should take a hot shower, or you’ll catch a cold.
1:28 I know. I really don’t want to get sick, especially during my exams.
1:39 It hasn't’ rained a drop in months.
1:42 Yeah, you are right. I think it’s the worst drought we’ve seen in years.
1:46 I think you are absolutely right. It’s been almost 2 months since the last rain.
1:51 Yeah. Even the news channels have been highlighting the fact that rain levels are much lower than usual.
1:58 It hasn't rained even half of the monthly average.
2:02 That’s really bad. I’m very concerned about my crops. The pastures have browned out even before the arrival of summer.
2:09 That’s serious. If it doesn't rain soon, the situation is going to get critical.
2:20 Oh, it’s too hot in here. Why haven't you switched on the air conditioner, Ethan?
2:26 I’m sorry, Sam. I have bad news for you
2:29 Oh, no! Don’t tell me…What is it?
2:33 The air conditioner is broken.
2:36 What are you talking about, Ethan? In this heat?! Have you called the A.C. technician to fix it up?
2:43 Yes, I have. He has a lot of complaints to tackle before he gets to ours.
2:49 His other customers must be facing the same problem.
2:53 Anyway, you can use the fan for awhile. It will give you some relief.
3:01 I've never seen such scorching weather in my life!
3:08 I think the whole world is facing the consequences of global warming.
3:16 You know, it’s autumn and it can rain anytime. You should always carry a raincoat or an umbrella.
3:28 I think it’s the worst drought we’ve seen in years.
3:36 It’s been almost 2 months since the last rain.
3:43 Even the news channels have been highlighting the fact that rain levels are much lower than usual.
3:56 It hasn't rained even half of the monthly average.