How to Reach Advanced Level Through Self-Study? Ask Alisha

source: Learn English with      2018年1月20日
In this video, Alisha answers 8 questions.
- How to stop translating meaning english on the head when have any situation?
- What do you do on your days off?
- What is the difference between ""famous"" and ""popular""?
- Since I quit my IELTS course because I've done with the exam, I don't know how to improve my English right know. Could you please give me advice?
- ""I'll help you studying"" and ""I'll help you to study"". What's the correct one?
- I wanna ask about should i use singular or plural verb BE after colloquial names?
- Sometime I watch movie and some character will said ""U wish!"" with very angry attitude , or ""i wish"" in the other situation, can i know what those two sentences mean and how to use them?
- Could you explain what the expression ""try as I may"" means ?

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English in a Minute: To Have Nerve

source: VOA Learning English          2018年1月27日
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# have a ˈnerve (informal): 
behave in a way that other people think is rude or not appropriate: She had a nerve, arriving half an hour late for the meeting. ♢ She borrowed my new bicycle without asking. What a nerve!
# have a nerve:
Also, have some nerve. Have audacity, show effrontery. For example, You have a nerve telling me what to do, or She had some nerve, criticizing the people who donated their time. The related have the nerve is used with an infinitive, as in He had the nerve to scold his boss in public. This idiom uses nerve in the sense of "courage" or "audacity." [Late 1800s]

A Random English Lesson with an Important Message at the End

source: To Fluency      2018年1月20日
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The key lesson: get rid of what you don't need; get organized; find a study routine that works for you and make progress with your English.

- This might take some time = this might take a long time
- This is something I've wanted to do for a while = present present
- Get rid of something = throw out / delete
- To try and clear this sinus problem = to get rid of this sinus problem
- They were giving away free car washes (great phrasal verb)
- Soon the word got out = soon, everybody knew about this
- I vacuumed out the car = vacuum out for enclosed spaces
- I didn't feel like doing anything = I didn't want to do anything
- If you've picked up on... = if you have noticed...

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Talking about BAD HABITS that make you look Shoddy | English Vocabulary ...

source: Learn English with Let's Talk       2018年1月24日
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn vocabulary to talk about such bad habits that make you look unprofessional at work.
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Complaining – Complaining is quite normal, but to complain for each and every thing even in perfect conditions is considered a bad habit. You may even be called a complain box in your office by your colleagues.

Excessive Flirting – Giving compliments is good, such as you look great, your shirt colour is nice etc. but when you try to flirt saying, You look too hot, it sounds a bit unprofessional. There are many people who indulge in excessive flirting to climb the corporate ladder, this in turn makes them lose respect among their co-workers.

Procrastination – Putting your task or job for a later time is not a good thing. It only piles up your work and reduces your efficiency. You would find procrastinators ( a person who procrastinates) asking you for tiny smoke and coffee breaks or would stop by your cubicle to chat about everything, but not work. Such people often miss their deadlines.

Pleasing unnecessarily – You cannot make everyone happy at work, if you try to please everyone around you to create a good impression, you are wrong. Stop doing that as you would end up losing efficiency at your tasks. You cannot impress each and every one, do what you are good at and for what you are hired to do. Slang term used for people who try to please unnecessarily is ‘Boot Lickers’

Pulling too many jokes – Jokes are good as they lighten up the atmosphere. But if you have jokes for every situations they will lose their wittiness and would be more annoying, you cannot expect people to laugh all the time. Verbal humour to an extent is acceptable, but pranks may not be acceptable by everyone.

Causing conflicts – I am sure you must have come across a co-worker who enjoys creating misunderstandings among colleagues which lead to fights and spoils the work environment. If you are one of those you are sure to lose respect and trust. Your colleagues would stop trusting you and nobody would be impressed by such conflicts.

English Listening Comprehension Practice: 30 Advanced Topics | Part 1

source: Helena Daily English       2018年1月9日
Listening skill is an important and required skill for every English test. To improve your listening skill, you should practice listening everyday. 30 advanced topics will help you learn a lot of academic words.
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CNN 10 - February 22, 2018 with English subtitles

source: Mathew Smith      2018年2月21日
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How to Use the Zero Conditional

source: Interactive English      2017年10月10日
These "if" statements are so useful because in English we use them all the time. That's why it's important to know how to use them and when to use them.
In this lesson, we'll examine the ZERO CONDITIONAL. We'll tell you the different situations in which you can use this conditional sentence, as well go over the correct grammar for this sentence.

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Infinitive or -ing ? - English grammar

source: Speak English with Christina      2017年5月23日
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Sending a Child out of the Classroom

source: Practice English with Paul     2015年6月23日
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25 of the Most Common Phrasal Verbs #8--put down & put off

source: Gerry English Expressions      2018年1月16日
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Pronunciation: ALLOW, LOW, and other words ending in -OW

source: Espresso English    2018年1月14日
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Today we're going to practice pronunciation of words ending in -ow. I noticed a mistake that some of my students are making with this word: (allow). They are saying it like "alloe," but it's actually pronounced "allow." It's funny, the words low (the opposite of high) and below (which means "under") have the same "o" sound in "no" - low, below. But the word allow has the ow sound as in the words now and how.

How to Use 'Should', 'Ought to', 'Supposed to' and 'had better'

source: Oxford Online English       2017年2月9日
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We use the verbs 'should', 'ought to', 'supposed to' and 'had better' to say what you or other people think is the right thing to do.
That means these verbs express advice, opinion, criticism or (for 'had better'), warnings or threats.
'Should' and 'ought to' have the same meaning, although 'ought to' is much more formal and is not commonly used in spoken English.
'Supposed to' refers to what other people think is right, while 'should' expresses what you think is right.
'Had better' expresses the idea that something bad will happen if you don’t do what I say. This is why 'had better' can also be used to make threats or give someone a warning.

In this lesson, you'll learn more about:
- What 'should' means and how it compares to 'ought to', 'supposed to' and 'had better'.
- When you can/can't use 'ought to' instead of 'should'.
- The difference between 'should' and 'supposed to'.
- The meaning of 'had better' and how to use it.

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Relative Clauses 2: The Grammar Gameshow Episode 12

source: BBC Learning English            2017年12月27日