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...
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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