"Dress up" or "Get dressed"?

source: Alex's English Lessons [engVid AlexESLvid] http://www.engvid.com/

last year/month/... vs. in the last year/month/...

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/last-year-or-in...
# last year/month/week/... + simple past
# in the last year/month/week/... + present perfect

Christmas Vocabulary

source: Learn English with Let's Talk 2013年12月22日
# Christmas English Vocabulary:
--Advent: The coming of Jesus Christ, It is the month that leads to Christmas.
--Chimney: A vertical pipe in a house that allows the smoke and gases to escape. Santa traditionally enters a house through chimney.
--Christmas Carols: Religious songs or popular hymns that people sing during Christmas
--Egg-nog: It's a traditional drink made of alcohol with beaten egg and milk.
--Holly: An evergreen plant with prickly green leaves and bright red berries.
--Star of Bethlehem: The star that announced the birth of Jesus and guided the wise men to find him.
--Sleigh: it's a sledge or a light cart pulled by reindeer over the snow.
White Christmas -- A Christmas with snow on the ground.
--Parade: An organised procession consisting of performances, exhibits, etc displayed by moving down a street past a crowd.
--Merry Christmas: Happy holidays and Season's Greetings are the different ways to wish people during Christmas.

# The Traditions or the customs:
--Setting up the Christmas crib: it is the custom in many churches and houses to set up a crib which is the scene of Nativity or the birth of Jesus. The first scene was set by St Francis of Assisi. Nativity scenes can be large with life sized statues or even the tiny ones that helps to represent the story of the birth of Lord Jesus. The crib is made of many different things such as carved wood , bright coloured pottery, decorative items etc.
--Advent Wreaths: The Advent wreath is a circle of leaves , usually pine boughs , ivy and holly with five candles in it which is hung outside the house or the church. The candles are lit on each Sunday in Advent and the central candle is lit on Christmas morning.
--Carols by Candlelight: A popular tradition is the Carol Service which is often lit by candles. This carol singing generally has lots of singing and Bible readings.
--Christmas tree: It is a tradition to decorate Christmas trees with lights, shiny balls, sparkly tinsels and other ornaments. The tree may be a cut tree such as the Fir tree or the spruce bought from a plantation or taken from the forest but usually people refer the artificial trees.
--Santa Claus: Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous white bearded man sometimes with spectacles wearing a red coat with a white collar and cuffs and red trousers and a big black leather belt. He carries a bag full of gifts for children who have been good all year along. It's the reindeer who pulls his sleigh. He is also known as St. Nicholas or Father Christmas in many western countries.
--Exchanging Gifts: Gift giving is an important aspect during Christmas among adults too. It demonstrates love, respect and goodwill towards others. Wise men brought gifts of gold, myrrh when Lord Jesus was born.

Talking About Driver's License

source: Twominute English    2013年11月12日
Applying for a Driver’s License. Annie: How may I help you today?
Nathan: I'd like to apply for a driver's license.
Annie: Sure. Can you fill out this form, please? You’ll need your Social Security Number.
Nathan: No problem. Can I borrow a pen please?
Annie: Here it is. Do you currently have a driver's license and want to renew it, or is this your first?
Nathan: No, it’s my first, but I’ve already done this. I failed the test the first time. Here’s my form.
Annie: Thank you.
Nathan: Can I schedule the driving test for Friday afternoon at three?
Annie: Of course, no problem. Make sure you’re not late, or else you’ll have to wait a long time.
Nathan: And when will I take the written test?
Annie: You can take it online, at your convenience.
# Telling a Friend About Your Driving Test.
Derek: Hi Nathan. I’ve heard you are getting a driver’s license.
Nathan: Yeah, man. I want to get it before college begins.
Derek: That’s nice. When do you plan to take the driving test, then?
Nathan: I’m taking it today.
Derek: Oh, really? Since when have you been practicing?
Nathan: Oh, it’s been over a month.
Derek: Have you bought a car yet?
Nathan: Not yet. But, I’ll be getting one if I pass the test today.
Derek: Good luck, and let me know how it goes.
Nathan: Thanks man.
# Celebrating Your Driver’s License.
Nathan: Hey man. Guess what?
Lucas: What happened? You look so happy today!
Nathan: Well, I got my driver's license today. I feel on top of the world.
Lucas: That’s great news, Nathan. How do you plan to celebrate?
Nathan: I’m going to chill with my friends in the evening. Do you want to join us?
Lucas: Sure, I would definitely like to go.
Nathan: Good. See you tonight at my place, then.
# Losing Your Driver’s License
Derek: What happened, Lucas? Why do you look so upset?
Lucas: Oh man. I’ve just lost my driver’s license.
Derek: Do you remember where?
Lucas: No, I have no idea where I left it.
Derek: What are you going to do now?
Lucas: What else? I’ll have to apply for a new one tomorrow.
Derek: But, it’ll take time. How will you manage to drive without it?
Lucas: I’m sure there’s something I can do in a case like this. I’ll ask them at the DMV.

Use and Usage - Often Confused Words in English

source: Twominute English    2013年11月21日
'Use' and 'Usage' are two words that overlap somewhat, but are not entirely synonymous. Such words leave people confused sometimes. 'Use' can be a noun or a verb, while the word "usage" is always a noun. In simple words it can be said that "use" is most commonly used to signify the act of using, whereas the word "usage" is used when we want to refer to a practice or habitual use of something. Listen to the conversations carefully and understand how the vocabulary is used. Practice at the end to build your fluency and comprehension.
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"can" vs. "can't" (pronunciation difference)

source: Twominute English

"can" vs. "can't" (pronunciation difference)

source: coachshanesesl

"can" vs. "can't" (pronunciation difference)

source: Rachel's English

"can" vs. "can't" (pronunciation difference)

source: ElementalEnglish

"can" vs. "can't" (pronunciation difference)

source: EnglishwithStacy

Backpacking in Thailand

source: Twominute English
# At the Immigration Counter
Alan: Can I see your passport and arrival card, please?
Beth: Sure, here you are.
Alan: What is the purpose of your visit?
Beth: Tourism. I’m here on vacation.
Alan: How long do you plan to stay?
Beth: Maybe a week or 10 days.
Alan: You understand you are not permitted to work here, right?
Beth: Yes. I’m just here to relax on a vacation.
Alan: Very good. Here is your passport. Enjoy your stay.
Beth: Thank you very much. Bye.
# Asking to Share a Taxi.
Beth: Excuse me, are you going to Khao San Road?
Shimmi: Yes, I am. How did you know?
Beth: Many travellers go there looking for cheaper hotels.
Shimmi: Are you going there too?
Beth: Yes, I am. Do you mind if we share a taxi?
Shimmi: That’s a good idea. It will be cheaper if we share.
Beth: Ok. Let’s go. We can get a taxi right across the street.
# Finding Hotels.
Shimmi: Do you know any good hotels around?
Beth: I asked my friend before leaving San Francisco. He said I could find some nice hotels on Khao San Road.
Shimmi: I think we should just get out of the taxi and walk around a bit.
Beth: Yeah. I just hope they are not full. We should’ve made reservations online.
Shimmi: The cheapest hotels don’t even have a website. Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll find one.
# The Outdoor Market.
Alana: Can you tell me where to go for the best shopping?
Hotel clerk: Sure, you must go to Chatuchak market. We also call it JJ market.
Alana: How can I get there? Can you get me a taxi?
Hotel clerk: Just take the skytrain. Get off at Mo Chit station. It’s easy to reach.
Alana: Great, so how do I find the outdoor market?
Hotel clerk: It’s right there at the skytrain station. It’s too big to miss.
Alana: Sounds easy. Thanks!
Hotel clerk: You’re welcome.

Valencia Spain Airport Arrival Guide

source: Robert Wilson

Weather forecast

source: MasterD
+ INFO: http://www.masterd.es/showCursos.acti...

Prepositions to say where you live: AT, ON, IN

source: RebeccaESL http://www.engvid.com/
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar...

Common Mistakes with Prepositions (at, in, on) for Beginners

source: Twominute English
# (explanation)
# at school
--Hey, Megan. What time is the test tomorrow?
--Hi, Kyle. It begins at eight o'clock. Are you prepared?
--Yes, but I still want to review some. We're meeting at Susan's house. Wanna come?
--Sure, thanks. Can you pick me up? I'll be at my mom's house at three.
--OK, I'll be there.
# in class 
--Good morning, Professor.
--Good morning, Kyle. You seem to be in a good mood.
--Yes. In the summer, I always feel good. Especially in the mornings.
--Really? Why?
--Here in Miami we have perfect beach weather. And I really like to surf.
--I see. In 2003, I participated in a surfing championship in Australia.
--Wow! Did you win?
--No. But I had a great time there. I arrived in August and I left in October. It was fantastic.
# on Friday
--Hi, Megan. Do you have plans for tonight?
--Yes. I'll do what I always do on Fridays. I'm going dancing. On April 6 there'll be a competition. The winner gets a trip to France.
--Well, good luck! By the way, Eric called and left a phone number. I put a note on the wall, next to the phone.
--OK, thanks, mom. Do you know where my yellow socks are? I saw them on the floor in the living room yesterday, but they're not there now.
--I put them on your bed.
--Thanks, mom. I'm going to the mall on Sunday and I'll buy you a beautiful gift.
--I would prefer if you didn't leave your things on the floor, dear.

How's the Weather - Weather Vocabulary

source: Twominute English
# The Scorching Summer Heat
Monty: Hey Dreck, how are you doing?
Dreck: Hey Monty! It’s nice to hear from you. Tell me what’s up!
Monty: Well, I just wanted to tell you that we’ll be visiting you this weekend.
Dreck: That’s great! How did you suddenly decide to see me?
Monty: Well, the kids really want to visit their uncle, and Jody wants to see how you’re doing.
Dreck: You sure did pick the right time. The weather is awesome over here. It’s sunny and breezy.
Monty : Good to know that. It’s not so good in here. It’s been raining non-stop since three days.
# Let’s Go to a Warmer Place
Kety: It’s so cold in here!
Dreck: I know. I am freezing. Gawd! I hate winters!
Kety: Do you think it’s going to get warmer soon?
Dreck: I don’t know. The weather report is saying it’s actually supposed to get colder.
Kety: I think I will die if it gets any colder!
Dreck: Oh come on! Our ancestors survived winters much worse than this without any heating.
# The weather is nice
Katy: It’s such a pretty weather outside, isn’t it?
Sam: Yes, it is indeed.
Katy: Let’s go out somewhere.
Sam: That’s a great idea! But, where do you think we should go?
Katy: Let’s go for a long drive.
Sam: What if it starts to rain?
Kety: The sky looks clean. I don’t think it will rain today.
# Weather Forecast
Sam: It hasn’t rained today. I have to go out. Do you think I should take my umbrella?
Dreck: I think you should. The weatherman did say it's supposed to rain today on the television.
Sam: In that case I am sure I won’t need my umbrella.
Dreck: Why not?
Sam: The weatherman said it wouldn't rain yesterday and it rained. Today he is saying it will rain, so it most certainly won’t.
Dreck : Sam, you have amazing logic, but just take the umbrella anyways.

Talking about the weather

source: Twominute English     2013年1月23日
Exercise: http://twominenglish.com/video/38-Tal...
# discussing good weather
Lily: Don’t you think it’s really nice outside today?
John: Yes, it really is. The weather is perfect.
Lily: I think that it’s going to rain.
John: I hope it does rain.
Lily: I love it. The sky looks so clean after it rains. I especially love the night air after the rains.
John: I know. The rain does make it smell cleaner. I would love it if it rains today.
Lily: Yeah, so will I.
# going out in nice weather
Samira: I would really like to go to the beach this weekend.
Lily: That sounds fun. What’s the weather going to be like?
Samira: The forecast said it will be warm on the weekend.
Lily: So do you think it will be perfect weather for the beach?
Samira: Certainly. It sounds like it will be.
Lily: I really hope it doesn't get cold.
Samira: I want this trip to be perfect. I hope it stays warm.
# changing schedule due to weather
John: It doesn't look very nice outside today.
Samira: That’s true. I think we should postpone our plans for the beach.
John: Yeah, the weather is turning horrible. Weather forecast says it might rain.
Samira: Let’s plan for some other day when the weather is better.
John: That would be perfect. Wish the weather is pleasant soon.
Samira: Yeah! Me too.
# tomorrow’s weather
John: It’s so cold today!
Samira: Yes I know. I hope it’s warmer tomorrow.
John: No. Actually it’s going to be even cooler.
Samira: Well. How do you know that?
John: I read tomorrow’s forecast.
Samira: The forecast? Then you don’t need to worry. It will certainly be warm. The forecast guys never get it right.
John : Really? I hope so for our sake!

Catching a Bus - bus routes, schedules, ticket fare and booking

source: Twominute English   2013年11月5日
# Which bus goes to Minute Maid Park?
--Hey, I'm new to this town. Would you tell me which bus takes me to Minute Maid park?
--Sure. You can take Route 23B or 34B, whichever one comes first.
--Are these direct lines or might I need to change elsewhere?
--No. Both of these buses are direct.
--That'd be great. When can I expect them?
--24B should be here in a few minutes.
--Thanks for your help. I hope I didn't take too much of your time.
--That's okay. We all need help sometimes.
# What is the fare?
--Where do you want to go?
--I wanna go to Rocksprings. What is the fare for that route?
--It's $1.
--That's pretty high. Last time I visited Dallas, it was 50 cents for the same route.
--Yup, but there was a hike in the rates fairly recently. Now it's one dollar.
# Do you have change?
--How much is the fare to Rodeland?
--It's 60 cents.
--I'm afraid I don't have any change. Could you break a 5?
--Sure thing!
--Thank you so much.
# booking the tickets in advance
--What do you think would be the best way to travel to Rockshire?
--I think the bus would be cheapest. And I'm pretty sure you'll get the booking and you'll get there pretty early.
--Okay. Can I book the bus tickets online?
--Yep, you can book your booking at bookyourbus.com.
--Thank you. I'll book the bus tickets online.
--No problem. Have a safe trip.

At the Airport - words and phrases explained

source: Twominute English     2013年11月3日
# words/phrases used for check in
--identity proof
--ticket and passport
--boarding pass
--security check
--check-in counter
--check-in baggage
--cargo hold
--security tag
--the cabin
--cabin baggage / carry-on baggage
# inside the aircraft:
--window seat and aisle seat
--overhead bin
--seat belt
--flotation cushion
--oxygen mask
--flight attendants / air attendants / air hostesses
# other expressions and vocabulary
--Through which airline are you travelling?
--How much baggage are you carrying?
--a luggage belt (or baggage belt) 

How to use "ain't" (slang lesson)

source: AlexESLvid
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/slang-in-englis...
# ain't (slang only)
--am not / is not [I ain't going to the concert. / She ain't angry at me, is she?]
--don't / doesn't [He ain't got a car.]
--haven't [I ain't been to Estonia. / I ain't done nothing.]

difference between "in time" and "on time"

source: learnexmumbai
# On time:
Doing something "on time" means meeting an appointment, or meeting a time that has been set by someone.
For example:
I hardly ever get to work on time.
Peter wants to start the meeting on time.
# In time:
Doing something "in time" means doing it before a deadline, or doing it before it becomes unavailable.
For Example:
The ambulance arrived just in time at the accident spot.
If you don't submit your project in time, you will be fired.

In Time or On Time - Confusing Phrases in English

source: Twominute English
http://twominenglish.com for lesson scripts and more learning.
# Explanation
--"in time":  It means that you are not too late to do something.
For example, yesterday I went to the movies with my girlfriend. The movie started at 4pm. We arrived a little late and missed the previews, but we were in time to watch the beginning of the movie.
--"on time":  It means that you are not early or late.
For example, I’m never late for work or class, I am always on time.
# Getting to Class.
Ron: Excuse me, Ms. Carter, may I come in?
Frances: Good morning, Ron. You are late again! Why can’t you arrive on time to class?
Ron: I’m sorry, but I depend on my father to bring me to school, and he is always late.
Frances: Well, Ron, tell your father that if you are not on time for the next class, I will have to call him to school and have a serious conversation with him.
Ron: Yes, Ms. Carter.
# Going to a Dinner Party.
Max: Hey, Kev. What’s up?
Kevin: Hey, Max! Why didn't you go to Sarah’s dinner party?
Max: I had to work until late…
Kevin: You missed it, man.
Max: What time did it start?
Kevin: Well, it started at 7pm, but I got there at 8:30.
Max: Oh, no! So, you missed dinner.
Kevin: Not really…I was late for the party, but I was in time for the dinner because they served it at 9pm.

What books should I read to improve my English

source: AlexESLvid   2013年11月2日
http://www.engvid.com/ As a teacher, one of the most common questions I receive from students is "What books should I read to improve my English?" In this video, I give a couple of suggestions that you can purchase or find for free online! This video also includes 10 vocabulary words which are featured in the books I mention. After watching the video and completing the quiz, check out the following websites for more information:
• List of books and authors in public domain: http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/pub...
• Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Imagina...
• Sherlock Holmes Short Stories on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Storie...
• Penguin Readers homepage: http://www.penguinreaders.com/
And don't forget to take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/books-to-improv...

Common Mistakes with Prepositions (at, in, on) for Beginners

source: Twominute English
# (explanation)
# at school
--Hey, Megan. What time is the test tomorrow?
--Hi, Kyle. It begins at eight o'clock. Are you prepared?
--Yes, but I still want to review some. We're meeting at Susan's house. Wanna come?
--Sure, thanks. Can you pick me up? I'll be at my mom's house at three.
--OK, I'll be there.
# in class 
--Good morning, Professor.
--Good morning, Kyle. You seem to be in a good mood.
--Yes. In the summer, I always feel good. Especially in the mornings.
--Really? Why?
--Here in Miami we have perfect beach weather. And I really like to surf.
--I see. In 2003, I participated in a surfing championship in Australia.
--Wow! Did you win?
--No. But I had a great time there. I arrived in August and I left in October. It was fantastic.
# on Friday
--Hi, Megan. Do you have plans for tonight?
--Yes. I'll do what I always do on Fridays. I'm going dancing. On April 6 there'll be a competition. The winner gets a trip to France.
--Well, good luck! By the way, Eric called and left a phone number. I put a note on the wall, next to the phone.
--OK, thanks, mom. Do you know where my yellow socks are? I saw them on the floor in the living room yesterday, but they're not there now.
--I put them on your bed.
--Thanks, mom. I'm going to the mall on Sunday and I'll buy you a beautiful gift.
--I would prefer if you didn't leave your things on the floor, dear.

Basic English vocabulary for restaurants

source: JamesESL   2013年9月27日
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/basic-english-v...
# difference between fast food, casual dining and fine dining
# how many people with you:
--party of 4 / table for 4 (people)
# on/about the menu:
1. appetizer / starter
2. main (course) and sides
3. dessert
# other relevant words/expressions
--specials; the special of the day; prix fixe; etc.
--tax and tip

What Do You Do? (occupations)

source: Twominute English
# What do you do for a living?
--Hey! So, what do you do for a living?
--I'm a carpenter. What about you?
--I'm a musician.
--Wow, that's really nice.
--Yep, but I don't earn as much as carpenters.
# Are you still studying?
--Hey, Angelo. How have you been?
--I'm doing okay, busy with work. So, are you still in college?
--Yeah, I'm in my final year. Gonna graduate this year.
--That's great.
# What are you into?
--Nice to meet you, Angelo. I'm musician. And you?
--Well, I'm into stocks. I'm an investment consultant.
--So you tell people how to make money?
--Yeah, you can say that.
--Cool! You must really be good with money.
# Is it a hobby or a career?
--Hey Andrew. I heard that you write?
--Yeah, I do.
--Is it just a hobby or have you made it a career?
--I aim to be a published writer. You can call this my hobby and career too.
--Wow, I'm impressed. Never knew a writer before.
# What do your parents do?
--What do your parents do?
--My dad is a football coach and my mom is a bank manager. What about your parents?
--My mom is a housewife and my dad is a businessman.
--That's pretty good.

Christmas related conversations

source: Twominute English
# Christmas is coming.
--Christmas is just a few days away. I really like this time of the year!
--Yes, I like it too. You know, my parents are coming for Christmas.
--Wow, that's great news. I wish my parents were here too.
--Well, if they're not coming, why don't you guys go and visit them?
--Can't do it this year. Claire hasn't been feeling very well lately. I think she needs to rest.
--Well, there's always next year.
--Yep! Enjoy your Christmas reunion.
# buying gifts together
--Hey Angela, are you done shopping for gifts?
--No, Teresa. I was so busy last week. I had tons of work to do. I haven't done any shopping yet and Christmas is just around the corner.
--Why don't you join me? I need to go shopping too. I used to go to Hamleys for toys, but the kids are all grown up now so I need to find another shop.
--Yeah, your kids and mine are about the same age. We can find the gifts together.
--Oh yeah, that would be great. We can also shop for our husbands.
--Yes, sure. I'll pick you up around 4 tomorrow, okay?
--Sure. See you.
# at church
--Hi Tracy. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you and your family.
--Merry Christmas to you and all your family too.
--Thank you so much. What are you guys doing for lunch today?
--Nothing special. Our relatives are coming over for dinner though.
--Why don't you join us for lunch then? After church?
--That'd be nice. We'll see you at your place then. I'll bring some pie.
--Sure, thanks. See you soon.
# wishing someone over the phone
--Maddy? Hi! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family.
--Hey, Lucy! Thanks! I wish you the same!
--So, what are you doing?
--I was just opening the presents that my parents gave me.
--I've just opened mine as well. I got a new iPad. So happy! What did you get?
--Oh, wow! I got new headphones and some clothes and accessories.
--That's really cool! See you later, Maddy!
# buying gifts together
--Can I help you?
--Yes. I'd like a nice Christmas tree, please.
--You came to the right place. How big of a tree do you want?
--Well, not too big. I want to keep it in my hall. A small one will do.
--Okay. I have just the one for you. It's the last small tree so you're in the nick of time.
--I'll take it then.

Greeting People - Social English Language

source: Twominute English    2013年10月29日
Before you get into a conversation with anyone, you need to greet them properly to strike a positive chord. You can greet people in different ways depending on the occasion, the people and the place. In this video, we'll learn some important phrases that'll help you greet people nicely.
# greeting in a business meeting
--Hello. I'm Gibson Washington.
--Hello, Gibson. I'm Fred Harris. How are you doing?
--I'm fine, thanks. Pleased to meet you. And thank you for taking the time to meet me today.
--It's my pleasure. Would you like to have some tea or coffee?
--No, thanks. I'm good.
# greeting your classmate
--Hey, I'm Mason.
--Hi, I'm Amy.
--Nice to meet you, Amy. Where are you from?
--I'm from Chicago. What about you?
--I'm from Massachusetts.
--I've always wanted to visit there. How long have you been in Detroit?
--I got here a week ago.
--Really? Then today is probably your first day at the campus. Well, you'll love it here.
# greeting at a party
--Hi, I'm Amy. Have we met before?
--Hi Amy. No, I don't think so. I'm Sarah.
--Hi Sarah. Good to meet you. So, how do you know Jimmy?
--Oh, he's my first cousin. I came to visit my aunt for the holidays.
--Cool. It's always nice to visit relatives.
--That's right. And how do you know Jimmy?
--Actually, Jimmy and I work at the same ice cream parlor.
--No way! He never told me he works. I thought he was just a student.
--We do. We work and study.
# greeting someone you met unexpectedly
--Hey Mason! Long time no see! How have you been?
--Oh man, what a surprise! How are you?
--I'm very good. It's good to see you again, buddy.
--Do you come here often?
--Not really. I'm here for a meeting today.
--Why don't you join me for dinner?
--I would love to, but right now I'm with some company. Let's catch up again sometime.
--Oh, sure! Anytime!

The Secret to Remembering Vocabulary

source: EnglishTeacherEmma
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/the-secret-to-r...

5 common mistakes that native speakers make

source: AlexESLvid
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/5-native-englis...
#1 double negatives => avoid double negatives
#2 less vs. fewer
#3 (x) "I could care less." => (o) I couldn't care less.
#4 (x) "have went" => (o) have gone
#5 "is/are" and "was/were"

Talking About Clothes

source: Twominute English   2013年10月28日
Buying clothes is always an exciting experience, especially for girls. It is said that shopping is the best mood enhancer for women. Whether you are making a shopping plan or planning to get rid of your old clothes, you will need to communicate your thoughts with your family or friends. How would you do that? Let's find out in this video.

# getting rid of old clothes
--Hey Lucy. My wardrobe's in a real mess. Do you wanna help me sort it out?
--I could do that, but you gotta get rid of all those clothes you don't wear anymore.
--I don't want to discard any of my clothes. I wear them all!
--Oh, come on Sam! Some of those clothes have been in your closet since 1995!
--Alright. There might be a couple of clothes that are old. But, not all.
--I think you should just give away all your stuff and get a new wardrobe.
# going shopping
--Are you going somewhere?
--Yep! I'm going shopping for clothes with my friends.
--Oh, that's nice. What do you plan to buy?
--Maybe a summer dress. I don't exactly have any plans. I just know I'm gonna buy something unusual.
--You always say that. Anyways, have fun shopping!
# shopping for a special date
--Gosh! I don't have anything to wear on the date.
--But you got a new dress last week. What happened to it?
--I've already worn it once. I don't want to wear it again. At least not in front of him!
--Then what are you gonna do now?
--I think it's time for another shopping trip. Where should I go?
--I hear Zara's got some new designs. Why don't you check that out?
# selecting an outfit for a photo shoot
--I'm just so confused.
--What happened?
--I don't know what to wear for my photo shoot?
--I thought the producers would give you clothes.
--Nobody is producing it. It's my photo shoot for my profile pictures. I gotta sponsor it myself.
--Well, you look good in everything you wear.

At a Hotel - Ordering Room Service

source: Twominute English   2013年10月27日
# ordering food
--Hello. I'm calling from Room 324. I'd like to order some diner for my room.
--Sure. What would you like to have?
--Please send one vegetarian platter, two servings of crispy garlic noodles and one serving of mushroom gravy.
--Alright. Is there anything you'd like to drink?
--Do you serve wine in the room?
--I'm afraid not. Alcoholic drinks are served only at the hotel bar.
--Not a problem. Just send the food, please. How long would that be?
--Max 30 minutes.
--That'll be fine. Thank you.
# asking for laundry service
--Hi, can you send someone to pick up the laundry from my room? It's number 346.
--Sure. Is there anyone in the room?
--Yes. My wife's there. Could you send someone right now? We are leaving in 15 minutes.
--Alright. I'll ask the housekeeping staff to pick it up immediately.
--Thank you so much.
# ordering from housekeeping
--I'd like to get two fresh towels, please.
--Sure. Do you need anything else, Sir?
--No, that's all for now.
--I'm sending someone right away.
--Thank you.
# ordering breakfast
--Room Service. How may I help you?
--Good morning. This is Room 234. Can I have some breakfast?
--Of course. Do you want the English breakfast with coffee?
--Nah, I just want some fruits and a glass of carrot juice.
--How long will it take?
--Be there in 10 minutes.
--Great. Thank you.

What the hell is Halloween?

source: EnglishLessons4U


source: learnexmumbai
# origin and symbols:
Halloween is celebrated on October the 31st every year. It originated from a pagan holiday and the Christian holiday of All Saints' Day. The name Halloween is a shortened version of All Hallows' Eve. Today, it is more of a fun day for children and has largely lost its religious roots. Halloween is not celebrated in many countries around the world although many people know about it.

Halloween has many easily identifiable symbols. The colours orange and black are widely used. In particular, orange pumpkins and fires and black witches, cats and costumes are common features of this day. One of the biggest Halloween activities is trick-or-treating. This is when children knock on doors and ask for a small gift. If they don't get anything, they'll play a trick on the person who opens the door. Food also plays a big part of Halloween. Toffee apples are very popular and so is anything made from pumpkin.

# Evil Characters:
1. Ghost: The spirit of a dead person, especially one believed to appear in bodily likeness to living persons or to haunt former habitats.
2. Ghoul: An evil spirit or phantom, especially one supposed to rob graves and feed on dead bodies
3. Goblin: A spirit that is mischievous or malicious and plays dirty tricks.
4. witch: A woman thought to have evil magic powers, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat, and flying on a broomstick.
5. Warlock: A man who practices the black arts also know as a male witch.
6. Vampire: A reanimated dead body especially of a human that is believed to rise from the grave at night to suck the blood of sleeping people.
7. Werewolf: A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of a wolf.
8. Zombie: A dead body said to be revived by witch which feeds itself on human flesh and blood.The zombie character is more famous in American movie.

# Halloween Activities:
1. To carve a pumpkin: People by the big orange vegetable from the super market and then cut scary faces with a knife on the vegetable.
2. Jack - O - Lantern: A candle is placed inside the hollow pumpkin and hanged outside the door to scare and keep away the evil spirits.
3. Trick or Treat: Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to "threat" to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.
4. A costume Party: Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Adults get dressed in these scary costumes and attend spooky parties.
5. Bobbing for apples: There are several games traditionally associated with Halloween parties. One common game apple bobbing, in which apples float in a tub or a large barrel of water and the participants must use their teeth to remove an apple from the basin.

How to increase your vocabulary

source: EnglishTeacherAdam

any difference between "start" and "begin"?

source: AlexESLvid 
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/start-begin/
# In most situations, you can use one or the other, so "The concert started at nine." "The concert began at nine." 
# When you are talking about a formal situation, "begin" is actually preferred. 
# When it comes to machines or making something start or begin, we can only use "start." So, "My car won't start." We don't say, "My car won't begin." 

When to use "bad" and "badly"

source: AlexESLvid
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/bad-badly/

When to use "good" and "well"

source: AlexESLvid
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/good-well/
How are you? Good? Or is it 'well'? Did the team play "good" or did they play "well"? Which one is an adjective and which one is an adverb? Can you use them in the same situations?

Talking About Marriage in English

source: Twominute English   2013年10月24日
An engagement is a promise to marry. During this period, a couple is said to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and grooms may be called a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, fiancée or fiancé, respectively.
In this lesson we will learn the phrases that you can use while telling people that you are engaged to be married.

# telling your friends you're engaged
--Hey John, how's it going with Karen?
--It's fantastic Dick! I wanna tell you something. I proposed to Karen!
--No way, mate! I'm happy for you. So, you're engaged now?
--Yep, I'm engaged. Soon to be married.
--And when's the wedding?
--Haven't really decided, but probably at the end of November.
--Wow, that's great news! Congratulations!
# telling your father you're going to get married
--Dad, I wanna tell you something.
--What's it, sweetheart?
--You know Tom and I have been dating for a while, right?
--Yes, dear, I know.
--Well, he proposed to me today and I said "yes."
--What? He asked you to marry him?
--Yes, Daddy! Aren't you fine with it? I thought you liked Tom.
--No. I mean yes, honey. I like him, too. It's just that I am so surprised. My little girl is getting married.
# congratulating your friend on his engagement
--Hey, John. It's me, Mark.
--Hello, Mark. What's up, buddy?
--I just got the news today, man. Rich told me you're engaged!
--So, it's making the rounds already? Yep, I'm engaged to Karen.
--I'm so happy for you, mate. I always knew you guys had something special.
--Thank you, buddy.
--Let's get together sometime. We gotta party!
--Okay. Let's plan a boys' night out.
# telling your sister
--Hey, Karen. What's up, girl?
--Susie, I can't believe it!
--What's going on? Everything alright?
--John and I are engaged!
--No way! Oh my God, that's terrific! That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!
--Thank you. I'm so happy!
--I'm sure you are. It's fantastic news. Did you tell Dad?
--Going to call him later today.

Picnic English Lesson - English Travel Phrases

source: Twominute English    2013年10月21日
A Picnic gives us an opportunity to enjoy our day with our loved ones in a fun filled manner. It's even more exciting to share your picnic plans and experiences with others. Let's learn some English language phrases that you can use to share the fun of going on a picnic with others.

# picnic with friends
--Hey, You looked rushed. What's the hurry?
--Well, a bunch of friends just planned a last-minute picnic. I need to rush and pack things.
--Wow! Where're you guys going?
--We plan to spend a day at Greenwich Park.
--Hey, can I join you guys?
--Why not? If you are not busy, then come along.
--Alright! This is going to be so cool!
# picnic with family
--Do you have any meetings on Sunday?
--No. Fortunately, I won't be doing any work this Sunday. Our manager has hired some part-time employees to work on weekends.
--That's great. So we can plan a family picnic for this weekend?
--Sure. Ask the kids where they want to go. I'll make the necessary arrangements.
--Awesome! I'll ask them at the dinner table tonight.
# packing the things we need
--I'm so confused! What should I pack for a one-day picnic?
--Well, you don't need much.
--I know. But, there are certain things we always need.
--Yup. Like a first-aid box, a pair of extra clothes, maybe a swimsuit.
--How about a pair of slippers?
--Yeah. In my opinion, that's a must.
--Anything else I could've missed?
--Let's ask the other guys. Let's ask them what they're packing?
--That's a good idea! I'll call Monica. She's pretty good at packing stuff.
# picnic food
--What food should I pack for the picnic?
--Anything that you can make easily.
--Make sure whatever you cook is fulfilling.
--How about pasta, fried chicken and some homemade cookies?
--I think that would be just fine. You can also bring some potato chips and sandwiches for a quick bite.
--What about dessert?
--Apple pie would be nice.
--Alright, let's do this!

Talking about Hobbies

source: Twominute English
# asking him about his favorite sport
--Hey, men. What's up?
--What's up?
--I'm tired. Just came back from football practice.
--Okay, so is football your favorite sport?
--Not really, no. I love football but my favorite sport is basketball. I can play it all day long.
--You should try out for the basketball team then.
--Nah. I love basketball but I don't play that well.
# things you like to do in your free time
--Hi, Kayla. What are you doing?
--Hey, nothing much. I'm bored. I don't know what to do.
--How can a girl ever be bored? That's why mankind invented malls. Don't you like to go to the mall?
--Is that so? I am not much of a shopping person.
--Who said anything about shopping? I like to hang out in the mall in my free time.
--That sounds better. I like to read books when I'm free. But I've got no new books to read.
--No wonder you get A's in all subjects.
# What do you do for fun?
--What do you do for fun, Ryan?
--I really like to go out and watch new movies with my friends. How about you?
--I really like to go ice-skating. I go once or twice every month.
--We should hang out together sometimes. Do both things.
--Yeah! Sure.
# What do you do on the weekends?
--What do you do on the weekends?
--We usually hang out at my place and play video games. What about you?
--My friends and I go out. This week we've planned a Karaoke night.
--Oh, I've never tried that.
--You should join us. You may find out you like it.
--I think you're right!
# What do you do when you're bored?
--So, what do you do when you're bored?
--I like watching movies. What about you?
--I like to bake.
--Wow, that's very nice!
--Yep, it's a useful hobby.
--I'm sure it is. And your family must love it!
--Sure they do. They love the treats I bake for them.

How to Disagree in English

source: Espresso English
(some essential expressions from the video)
# to express disagreement directly but politely: 
--I'm afraid I disagree.
--I beg to differ.
--I'm not so sure about that.
--Not necessarily.
--I don't see it that way.
--I'm sorry, but I don't agree.
--Yes, but ...
# indirect disagreement: 
--Well, in my opinion ...
--Actually, I think ...
# informal expressions: disagreeing [only between close friends]
--No way!
--You can't be serious.

Learning grammar without rules

source: Slow Easy English

How to learn English if you are a lazy learner

source: Steve Kaufmann - lingosteve

3 learning styles (visual, audio and kinesthetic)

source: JODDLE your English

4 listening skills for advanced learners

source: JamesESL   2013年2月22日
#1--don't think, just listen
#2--ask questions
#3--home practice
#4--close your eyes

How NOT to Learn English--what you'd better avoid

source: JamesESL
quiz at http://www.engvid.com/how-not-to-lear...
# NOT good ways to learn English--
1. watch and repeat everything from TV, movies, music, etc.
2. use your electronic translator all the time
3. talk only to people from your language group
4. repeat incorrect (though comprehensible) English all the time
5. try nothing that is not from your culture
# inappropriate learning attitude--
1. Don't come prepared.
2. Try not to ask questions from the teacher in class.
3. Always watch and never participate in group work.
4. Do not do any assigned homework.
5. Be totally afraid of all tests and evaluations.

# How NOT to Learn English at Home--
1. Do not study in an area free of distractions.
2. When listening always watch with subtitles.
3. Don't practice the techniques you have discovered.
4. Don't find out the best way for you to learn.
5. Don't make a specific time for studying.

how to learn vocabulary & how many words do you need to know

source: Slow Easy English
# The WRONG way to learn vocabulary

# The RIGHT way to learn vocabulary

# How many words do you need to know?

At the Dentist - Health English Lesson

source: Twominute English    2013年10月17日
No matter how old we get, one thing we'll always dread is a visit to a dental clinic. Even though our parents always advise us to visit the dentist once in every 6 months, we really never bother to listen. Hence, the next visit to your dentists is always painful and threatening. Well, we have got some phrases that you can use to express your problems and feelings to your dentist. Practice at the end to build your fluency and comprehension.

# having a bad toothache
--Hello, Jodie. How are you doing?
--Not good, Doc, I've got a bad toothache.
--Hmm...let me check.
--Is it something bad?
--Well, nothing unusual for a sweet tooth like you. You've got another set of cavities.
--Ouch. But I've been taking a good care of my teeth.
--The gaps you have between your teeth make you prone to frequent cavities. This is the reason I keep on asking you to visit the dentist once every 6 months to maintain your oral hygiene.
--Yes, I know you're right. Are the cavities really bad?
--Not that bad. We'll fix them up with composite filling.
# getting your teeth cleaned
--Hi, how are you?
--I'm good. I'm actually tired of these stains on my teeth. Could you please suggset any treatment that could remove them permanently?
--Well, we can fix that with scaling and polishing.
--How much will it cost?
--The whole process will take 3-4 sittings of 45 minutes each. Each sitting will cost you $50.
--Will it be painful?
--No. Not at all. You won't even know what's going on.
--Can I get an appointment for the first sitting?
--Sure. You can come tomorrow morning at 11.
--Okay. Thanks.
# chipped tooth
--Hi Susan. How are you?
--Not good, Doc. I got my tooth chipped last night.
--How did that happen?
--I slipped off the stairs last night.
--Sounds bad. C'mon, show me your chipped tooth.
--Ouch! That's really bad.
--Can you fix it?
--Well, we'll have to put a clown over that chipped tooth.
--Will that be painful?
--Yes, it can be a little painful. But, if you want, I can use anesthesia.
--No, that's okay. I can bear a little pain.
# getting veneers
--I have these gaps in between my front teeth. Is there any way I can get them covered?
--Yes. We can use composite material to fix them up. But I see you have a pretty big gap on both sides, I suggest veneers.
--How much will it cost?
--Veneers would cost you around $250 per tooth.
--That's pretty expensive. How long would it last?
--Veneers can last up to 7 years if taken care of properly.
--That's pretty good. Alright. I'll check my dental plan coverage first and let you know.

At a hotel

source: Twominute English  2013年2月8日
Exercises section for this lesson: http://twominenglish.com/video/29-At-...
Facebook: http://facebook.com/twominenglish
App for your Android Device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

# making a room reservation
--Hello, is that The Resident?
--Yes, it is. How can I help you, Sir?
--I want to book a room for the 19th.
--Sure, what sort of room do you want?
--A single room, please. For 3 days.
--Alright. The rent for the room is $60 a day.
--Okay. No problems.
--I will make the booking, Sir. Someone will call you up from the hotel later and confirm it.
--Alright. Thank you.
# check in
--Hi. I have a reservation for tonight.
--May I have your name, please?
--It's Mark Nelson.
--Okay, Mr. Nelson. According to your records, a room for two guests was booked under your name.
--No, hold on. There must be some mistake. I have booked a room for only one person.
--Okay, let me check again. Here we are. Your booking is for the 19th, right?
--Yes, exactly.
--I'm sorry. There must have been some confusion. Luckily, we have a single room available. You can use the room 309.
--Thank you
(2nd example)
--Welcome to The Resident Hotel. How can I help you?
--I have a booking here, for a single room.
--Sure. May I have your name?
--It's Mark. Mark Nelson.
--Yes. We have your room ready, Mr. Nelson. It's on the 3rd floor. The porter will guide you.
--Thank you. My luggage is in the taxi outside.
--I'll ask the bell-boy to get it.
# checking out
--Hi. I want to check out. Can you please get my bill? I will be at the reception in about 15 minutes.
--Sure. I will have it ready for you when you arrive.
--Thanks. I appreciate it.
--I hope your stay here was comfortable, Sir.
--Yes, it was fine. Thank you.
--Welcome. If you have any feedback you can let me know.
--Well, my dinner arrived a bit late, but everything else was okay.
--I'm sorry to hear that, Sir. I will make sure that doesn't happen again.
--No problems. I like this hotel.
# requesting housekeeping assistance
--Hi, I'm going out and I will be back in the evening. Can you please ask the housekeeping to clean my room?
--Sure, Sir. You will have to leave your keys at the reception.
--Okay. That's not a problem.
--The housekeeping department will have your room cleaned and the bedding changed.
--Thank you.
--You are welcome, Sir.

Checking In + passive voice (Learn English 48)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年11月28日
Learn how to check in to a hotel and ask questions about the hotel facilities in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a man on a business trip arriving at a hotel and making reservations for his colleagues. He asks questions about the hotel facilities and the receptionist answers him using the passive voice.

(part of the content)
# reservation, register and facilities
--Is my room ready?
--Yes, it was cleaned this morning.
--Can I take your credit card details, please?
--Unfortunately, both my credit cards were stolen a week ago.
--We need to make a reservation to stay in a room at this hotel.
--This hotel has a great pool and many other facilities.
--The lifts, conference halls and most of the bedrooms were designed to accommodate disabled guests.

How to Use Slang on Vacation

source: Howcast
# B and B (bed and breakfast): a hotel that serves you breakfast
--to stay at a cute B and B
# to hit the town (going to town)
--After you unpack, you might want to hit the town.
# booked solid (no rooms available in the hotel)
--Every hotel is booked solid on the holiday weekends.

12 Internet words

source: EnglishTeacherAdam
Take a quiz: http://www.engvid.com/english-vocabul...
--to go viral (to spread quickly as a hit)
--to google something
--to post something on your blog page / website
--blog (web log) /vlog (video log)
--a tweet / to (re)tweet a message
--phishing  (as a bait to get people's bank accounts, passwords, usernames, etc.)
--domain / url
--how many views a Youtube video gets

Going to the Beauty Salon

source: Twominute English    2013年4月15日
Exercises for this lesson : http://twominenglish.com/video/116-Go...
Please don't forget to like our page on Facebook : http://facebook.com/twominenglish
App for your Android Device : https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

0:01 Welcome to twominuteenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:07 In this lesson, we will learn phrases you may use when going to a beauty salon.
0:18 My facial skin is becoming loose. Can you suggest me some treatment for it?
0:23 Sure! Although it is a natural skin ageing process, we do have some facial treatments that will tighten your skin.
0:33 Are these treatments safe?
0:35 Don’t worry. We only use certified and tested products.
0:40 Are these performed by professionals?
0:44 Yes. All our beauty treatments are performed only by trained and certified professionals.
0:51 Well, how much do they cost?
0:54 Before we discuss your investment, please follow me. Let me show you before and after photos of some clients.
1:03 Oh, yes. That’s a good idea.
1:12 Hello. I heard you offer pedicure in here as well. What is it?
1:17 It is a cosmetic treatment for feet done by professionals.
1:22 What exactly do they do?
1:25 Our pedicures will remove the cuticles and dirt from your feet and also massage them.
1:32 Oh really? Will the pedicure help me get a glowing smooth feet?
1:37 Absolutely!
1:39 What kind of creams or gels are used in this procedure?
1:43 We only use the top brands.
1:47 Our basic pedicure costs US$ 40.
1:53 Alright. Can I schedule it for tomorrow morning?
1:57 Sure. Can you come at 10:30?
2:01 Yes, that’s perfect, thank you.
2:10 Hey, Jamie. I want to get my hair colored today.
2:13 Cool! Have you decided which color?
2:17 Can you suggest me some options that would suit my complexion as well?
2:22 Well, dark shades of brown would suit you. Maybe mocha brown for example.
2:28 What about having some striking color options?
2:32 In that case, you can also go for some bright red stripes.
2:37 Are you sure red stripes would suit me?
2:40 Yes. I’m sure. You’ll look great!
2:43 Alright. Let’s get it done then.
2:49 My facial skin is becoming loose. Can you suggest me some treatment for it?
3:00 Are these treatments safe?
3:06 Well, how much do they cost?
3:12 That’s a good idea.
3:17 What kind of creams or gels are used in this procedure?
3:26 Can I schedule it for tomorrow morning?
3:32 I want to get my hair colored today.

At A Hotel II

source: Twominute English    2013年9月27日
If you are traveling away from home, you'll need to visit a hotel. You can make the experience very enjoyable if you can communicate with the staff properly and tell them what you need to make your stay comfortable.
Do you have the necessary word-power and know the phrases that you can use to talk to the hotel staff? Here's your chance to brush up your travel English. In this lesson we will see some phrases that you can use to converse with hotel staff.
The sentences with the key phrases are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice all the phrases at the end to build your fluency on the subject matter.

# asking for a wake-up call
--Hi, this is room number 365.
--Yes, Sir. How can I help you?
--I have an important meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning. Could I have a wake-up call at 5:?
--Certainly. You'll get your wake-up call at 5:30 in the morning. Anything else I can help you with?
--I'd like to get some coffee at a quarter to 6.
--Alright. Is that all?
--Yeah. That's be all for now.
# scheduling a taxi
--Can you call a taxi for me tomorrow morning?
--We surely can. Where do you want to go?
--I have a meeting at 7 at Boulevard Cafe. I hope it's nearby.
--Yes. It's just a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
--Then I guess 6:30 would be fine. Book the taxi for 6:30 in the morning, please.
--Alright. The booking will be made then.
--Thank you. And please make sure the taxi arrives by 6:30, so there's no delay.
--Oh, don't worry. We'll take care of that.
# getting your laundry done
--Hello. Could you please send someone to pick up my laundry?
--Sure. Do you want me to send the laundry staff right now or later?
--Well, I'm leaving for sight-seeing in half an hour. So, it would be better if you send someone before that.
--Sure, Sir.
--Good. When can I expect to get these clothes back? We're leaving the day after tomorrow.
--It usually takes a day, but you can ask the laundry staff for a better estimate.
--Alright. Thank you.
# asking for the room to be cleaned
--Front desk. How can I help you?
--Hi, I'm in Room 563. Would you mind sending someone over to clean the room?
--Sure. Would you like to get it cleaned now or at a specific time?
--Actually, we're leaving in 10 minutes. It'd be better to send someone after that.
--Alright. Is there anything els I may help you with?
--No, that'll be all. Thank you.

Survival English for travelling (for beginners)

source: autoenglish
# money
--How much?
--Too expensive!
--Is there an ATM near here?
# shopping
--Can I have a receipt, please?
--This isn't the right change.
--I want to see the manager.
# health
--Is there a pharmacy near here?
--I don't feel well. I need a doctor.
# restaurants
--Can I pay by credit card?
--I didn't order this.
--The bill, please.
# communication
--Excuse me. The tourist information office?
--Is there an internet cafe near here?
--Can I borrow a mobile phone charger?
# taxis
--Is the taxi-meter on?
--How much to the airport?
--Can you collect me tomorrow morning?

Sight Seeing

source: Thong nhat nguyen
# buying souvenirs
# booking a ticket for a ballet performance

How To Ask For Advice

source: Don La Bonte
# related grammar videos on modals: making suggestions and giving advice

Giving Advice

source: australianetwork
# related grammar videos on modals: making suggestions and giving advice

asking for and giving advice

source: english conversation cours
# related grammar videos on modals: making suggestions and giving advice

Giving Advice

source: Maro Silva
# related grammar videos on modals: making suggestions and giving advice

Confused Words - ADVICE & ADVISE

source: RebeccaESL


source: Antipodean English Language School
# related grammar videos on modals: making suggestions and giving advice

Talking about travel

source: RebeccaESL
quiz: http://www.engvid.com/speaking-englis...
--I traveled from Mumbai to New York via Amsterdam.
--I traveled on Air Canada.
--We departed from (city / country).
--We arrived at (name of an airport).
--We arrived in (city / country).

using "shadowing" to improve your English speaking fluency and pronunciation

source: Doing English with Julian

Making Suggestions and Recommendations

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2013年5月4日
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source: EnglishofEverything

Advise/Recommend/Suggest-Common Mistakes in English

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Complimenting on National Compliment Day

source: TheListShowTV

Top 10 Compliments

source: Toeicpractice

Making a Request

source: Thanh Ngo Duc 

Making Polite Requests

source: NeoEnglishSystem

Business English Lesson - How to Say 'NO' in sticky situations

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2013年3月30日
We sometimes have to decline even the most exciting invitations. Of course, between you and me, there are also invitations we're only too glad to say no to. In any case, you always need to be polite and express your appreciation. In these lesson Ceema explains how to deny something in the following situations:

1. Saying No to an invitation
2. Saying No to a request or help
3. Saying No to a request for action
4. Saying No to a Praise
5. Saying No to an offer of Help
6. Saying No to a suggestion

Would you like...? (polite requests and invitations)

source: JenniferESL
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Requests - Common Mistakes in English

source: JenniferESL
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Grammar -How to Make Requests

source: Click English School
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Requests & Commands in English

source: learnexmumbai
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Imperatives - How to give commands

source: AlexESLvid
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How to make polite requests

source: RebeccaESL
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Compromise - Vocabulary

source: iswearenglish

How to haggle in English

source: Tetyana Bilokin

English for Negotiations - Making Deals

source: HumanEnglishVideo

Negotiations vocabulary in English

source: Rebecca Mars

The Business of English - Negotiating part 1

source: australianetwork

Negotiating in conflict situations (Business English)

source: Neil Collins

Negotiating in English: Example

source: Maxim Achkasov
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Alright, Vasiliy. I think we've agreed on what we need. 
Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty -- how soon can you deliver, and how much is it going to cost?
Ok. That is $1,500.
Wow, as much as that?
Is there any way we could bring it down a little?
Well, that figure is based on what you said you need, Daniel.
I might possibly be able to bring it down a little, but only if we had a three-year contract.
Well, I'd be reluctant to a three-year contract unless you could guarantee a maximum down time of 4 hours per month.
Could you do that?
Let me reassure you on that point, Daniel. Our services are very, very stable and average time is less than 2 hours per year.
So we are happy to guarantee less than 4 hours per month, as long as you choose our premium service level -- but of course, it's more expensive.
Well, I don't really want to increase the budget.
What about lead time? Can you have the site up and running by next month?
Not unless we hire another developer.
I suppose we could do it, providing you paid a year's fees in advance.
Normally, development time is around three months.
Look, let's split the difference. I can pay six months in advance on condition that you have all up and running in one month and a half. And if you can bring the monthly fee down 5% and include the premium service, I'll agree to the three-year contract.
You are a though negotiator, Daniel. But OK, I think we can agree to that.
It's a deal!
Yes, that's right. I just happen to have a bottle of champagne in my bag here. So, if you can just sign here, here and here, we can celebrate your new e-business!