Talking About Gifts & Christmas in English | Advanced

source: To Fluency       2017年12月4日
In this lesson, we talk about gifts and Christmas 🎄
Notice how many times we use GET in this lesson. Be sure to turn on the subtitles if you find it too difficult and watch it 2-3 times to get the repetition you need!

Here are the key phrases that we used:
- it is almost Thanksgiving
- we have to get our gifts a little early this year
- we’re spending the holidays with your family in the UK
- secret Santa
- you don’t know who is getting your gift
- I feel like I’ve gotten to know her so well
- she’s taken care of the kids
- I got her a pair of cozy slippers
- I just loved being able to really concentrate on one person
- try to budget how much to spend on each of them
- I so badly want to talk about my secret santa for this year
- last year my mum got me this
- she had somebody make that
- I’m a little bit worried that I’m going to forget what people got me
- it’s evident that you like getting gifts
- you get excited about getting gifts
- it was my fault because I should have done that earlier
- I like to leave things to the last minute
- I’m the same way
- if it’s something I’m excited about, I can’t do it fast enough
- You do most of it online now?
- I like shopping in person better
- you can also discretely ask what the person might like
- do you like shopping for other people
- I feel like we’re at an age where…
- last year you could tell him that something was happening…
- he and his friends have been talking a lot about santa clause
- santa clause vs father christmas
- when did you realize that Santa Claus wasn’t real
- It was probably when I was around six
- I had a strong suspicion that he wasn’t real
- I have a real good thing going here
- you know my mother, she is very practical
- our stockings would be filled with pencils and….
- that seems so classic and old-fashioned
- there’s pressure to go way over the top
- this year, santa’s going to get you
- they used to have really good commercials
- it’s not Terry’s, it’s mine
- I’m getting older now
- Don’t ruin it for Patrick
- I have cousins who are older than me
- it was at my parent’s house where my cousin realized Santa wasn’t real
- my parents were so eager to keep that magic alive
- they set everything up perfectly
- he burst into tears
- you use it for leverage
- I remember being in the school playground
- he said that he overheard his parents talking about it
- let’s see if they calm down
- there are all these pictures of kids freaking out
- they have a top notch Santa
- did you prefer a gift or money?
- There was a lot of pressure to save the money
- I preferred the money
- I wouldn’t like any of those things
- I went through a stage of saving money too
- they became collector’s items
- I swear I had that little piggy
- looking back, I just spent it on whatever was popular
- you were into all the trends
- when I was younger, they just started coming out with nail polish
- I sent my dad to get…
- her big brother made fun of me
- it’s almost worse when someone buys it for you
- do you want to get these for my birthday
- can you sense that excitement?
- I used to like wrapping presents
- the supplies dwindled down a lot when we moved
- it just depends on the shape of the present

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News Review: Hollywood's campaign against sexual harassment

source: BBC Learning English       2018年1月2日
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The story:
Hundreds of actresses, film directors and lawyers have a launched a campaign in the United States to fight sexual harassment at work.
The women include Hollywood stars, such as Cate Blanchett and Eva Longoria.
The focus of their campaign, called Time's Up, is on people with low-paid jobs.
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launch: start a large project or initiative
harassment: repeated unpleasant behaviour which upsets or annoys someone
unveil: officially announce something new

CNN 10 - January 5, 2018 with English Subtitles

source: Mathew Smith        2018年1月4日
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18 English Phrasal Verbs with TAKE

source: Espresso English     2017年12月7日
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Must-Know Christmas Words and Phrases

source: Learn English with     2017年12月21日
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Fun Halloween Vocabulary ...

source: Interactive English    2017年10月21日
Halloween is a wonderful holiday, especially for children. Therefore, it's fun to learn words that are important to Halloween and that we associate with this scary holiday. In this lesson, we'll teach you some valuable vocabulary words that you can use each and every Halloween.

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source: VOA Learning English    2017年12月31日
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Cooking in English: 2 Typical Recipes from New Orleans

source: Speak English with Christina      2017年7月24日
Practice your English and learn to make 2 delicious classic dishes from New Orleans: dirty rice and red beans with sausage.
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source: Gerry English Expressions     2017年11月25日
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Using 'At,' 'On' and 'In' To Talk About Time

source: Oxford Online English     2013年9月18日
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We often use 'at,' 'on' and 'in' to talk about time in English, but how do you know which one to use? In this lesson, we'll look at the rules for using 'at,' 'on' and 'in.' You'll also study examples and learn about special cases.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Learn English

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2017年12月28日
Are you looking for reasons to learn English? Here we have 5 good reasons – Why you should learn the English language. English is the first language in many countries, although all might not be native English speakers English is the 2nd spoken language in countries where English is not the first language. The English language is essential for communication worldwide as it is considered as the language of business. This English lesson by Niharika brings you some good reasons to learn English. Watch our free 1500+ free English lessons to improve your spoken English and speak English fluently and confidently.
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IELTS Listening test 28.11.2017 with ANSWERS | BEST TEST - 2017

source: Official IELTS Listening test     2017年11月27日
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.
The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible.
Download the question paper and blank answer sheet before you start, and write your answers on the question paper while you are listening. Use a pencil.
Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully. Answer all of the questions.
There are 40 questions altogether. Each question carries one mark.
For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.
When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet.
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Most Popular English Conversation in Daily Life

source: Helena Daily English     2016年9月19日
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Idioms and Phrases with Meaning and Example: Lesson 18

source: Helena Daily English       2017年4月17日
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1. To take the wind out of someone's sails means: To take away someone’s enthusiasm or hope for something.
2. A take on something means: An opinion or interpretation of something.
3. To talk a big game means: To exaggerate one's abilities or powers.
4. To back something up means: To support, to lend evidence or strength to something.
5. To be wet behind the ears means: To be inexperienced or new at something.
6. In the same boat means: In the same situation.
7. To be or get canned means: To be or get fired.
8. To pass up for something means: To fail to consider for something or to grant a reward for something.
9. To earn peanuts means: To earn very little money
10. To make ends meet means: To earn enough money to pay for one's expenses.