Saying Numbers

source: RebeccaESL

Dating English

source: Twominute English    2013年10月20日
Dates with someone you like can really be exciting and fun filled. Asking for a date is tough, and it's twice as hard if you don't know the right words. The situation can be more awkward if it's your first time. In this post, we'll learn some phrases that you can use to ask the person you like out on a date.
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Plans for the weekend - Basics of English Speaking - English Phrases For Vacations

source: Twominute English     2013年10月18日
The weekend is the most anticipated time of the week. We make plans to hang out with our friends and family members to get relief from all the worries of work and the stress of deadlines. In this video, we'll take a look at some phrases that you can use to interact with your friends and family to discuss weekend plans.
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How to order at a restaurant in English

source: Twominute English   2013年10月25日
Nowadays almost every restaurant employs well educated staff and trains them well. The restaurant employees can help you choose what you want to eat, but you'll need to communicate well to put a good impression on everyone. In this video, we'll learn about some phrases that will help you to place your order without any hesitation in a restaurant.
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Polite English: How to offer help

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How to make polite requests

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Motivating an Employee in English - Business English

source: Twominute English     2013年11月7日
Everyone needs a little bit of motivation now and then to keep delivering good performance. Motivation helps maintain the morale of the individual which is important for good quality work. It is the job of the managers to make sure that everyone in their team is motivated and delivering optimum work output. In this lesson, you will see what to say when you want to motivate an employee.
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English Vocabulary - Lesson 1 - Around the House

source: Espresso English  2014年01月17日
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Leaving Messages in English - Business English and Telephone English Con...

source: Twominute English  2014年01月12日

Checking out ff a Hotel Room (with subtites)

source: Twominute English  2014年01月01日

# Getting Your Luggage Picked.
(I recommend Sanpan for all the receptionist jobs)
Stephanie : We’re checking out. Could you send someone to pick our luggage?
Receptionist : Yes, Ma'am! How many pieces of luggage do you have?
Stephanie : Only two, but they’re large and heavy suitcases. Oh...and yes…There are some shopping bags too.
Receptionist : I’ll send the bellboy over.
Stephanie : Okay. Thank you.
Receptionist : You’re welcome.

# Paying the Bill.
(Use phones)
Tracy : Good morning. Room 256. Check-out, please.
Receptionist : Are you Miss Tracy?
Tracy : Yes, that’s right.
Receptionist : Have you consumed anything from the mini-bar?
Tracy : Yeah… A couple of beers and a bottle of water.
Receptionist : Alright, so adding that to your total, it comes to $579.
Tracy : Okay. I also wanna order some coffee from the room-service.
Receptionist : No problems, I’ll get that sent to your room.
Tracy : Great! Please include that in the bill.
Receptionist : Sure! Your new total is $585.
Tracy : Great, please send me the bill.

# Wrong Billing.
(Use phones)
Receptionist : ABC Hotel. How can I help you?
Tom : Hi there…I was just going through my bill and I found a charge for laundry.
Reception : Okay?
Tom : Well, I didn’t get any laundry service during my stay. I don’t understand why I’ve been charged for that.
Reception : Is that so? I’m awfully sorry, Sir. Let me get this checked… I’ll send you a revised bill.
Tom : Please do so… It’s very irritating being charged for something you didn’t buy.
Reception : I truly apologize, Sir. This was a mistake. I’ll get it removed right away.
Tom : Alright, thanks for the help.

# Asking For a Taxi.
Front Desk : Good morning. What can I do for you today?
Tom : Good morning, buddy! I’m checking out later today, and I want a taxi to the airport.
Front Desk : Alright. What time do you need it for, Sir?
Tom : Say about 10.30. My flight is at 12.30.
Front Desk : Okay… What kind of taxi do you want?
Tom : Nothing special, mate. Just the regular stuff.
Front Desk : No problems. I’ll have a taxi waiting for you at 10.30.
Tom : Great! Thank you.

# Leaving The Hotel.
Bellboy : Your taxi is waiting and the luggage is already in the car.
Tom : Great job! Thank you for the excellent service during our stay.
Bellboy : Thank you. It was a pleasure serving you.
Tom : Well, here’s a little tip for you.
Bellboy : Thank you, Sir.
Tom : Alright, goodbye then.
Bellboy : Goodbye. Wish you a enjoyable trip.
Tom : Thanks, buddy!

Talking About Your Favorite Sport in English

source: Twominute English  2013年12月25日

Transportation Vocabulary & Phrasal Verbs - GET ON, GET OUT OF, RIDE, GO

source: EnglishLessons4U  2013年12月14日 I GET OFF a train, bus, or subway. But: I GET OUT OF a car or taxi. I RIDE a bike and a motorcycle. How do you get to work or school? Learn how to use phrasal verbs to talk about transportation, then test yourself on the quiz at

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How to make suggestions in English

source: English Jade - Learn English (engVid)  2014年01月15日

# relevant grammar videos: modals: making suggestions and giving advice

How to answer the phone

source: Learn English with Emma   2014年3月26日

Reserving a Table at a Restaurant - Basic English

source: Twominute English    2013年11月15日
Dinner reservations are really important if you want to eat in a fancy restaurant or a famous restaurant. If you call the restaurant and reserve ahead, you won't have to wait in line. So make sure you make reservations and are able to enjoy your meal without much waiting.
In this lesson we will learn to how to reserve a table at a restaurant.
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Shopping English - Talking About Rising Price

source: Twominute English  2014年01月18日

At a hotel III

source: Twominute English  2013年12月17日

Office English - Work English lesson (How to talk to your subordinates i...

source: Twominute English  2014年01月14日

Medical English - Hospital English

source: Twominute English     2013年12月11日
People get sick, injure themselves, have different kinds of diseases and, to treat them, they have to go to hospitals. Asking different questions about your disease or operation, medicines, etc is very important.
You need to correctly tell the doctor what your symptoms are, and you must make no mistakes in understanding what the doctor advises you. So listen carefully, and make sure you build the vocabulary that you'll need when you visit a hospital.

0:16 Doctor, what’s wrong with my mom?
0:18 She’s got the flu. I want you to monitor her temperature.
0:22 How often should I check it?
0:25 Once every four hours.
0:27 What about the diet?
0:29 Regular food, but avoid heavy foods and include soups.
0:34 Okay. Is there anything else I need to take care of?
0:37 Yes. I wanna have a look at her again after three days, so make sure you visit me.
0:50 We’re going to do the operation tomorrow. I can see you look worried. But don’t be!
0:57 I am trying not to…Is it gonna hurt?
1:00 You’ll be under anesthesia. You won’t feel a thing.
1:04 That’s a relief.
1:06 You’ll need to sign a consent form before we can begin the procedure.
1:11 No problems. I’ll sign it.
1:14 You got a family member here?
1:16 Yeah, my brother’s here. He must be around.
1:26 How did you get hurt?
1:28 I tripped on the stairs and banged my head.
1:31 That sounds ugly. Did you lose consciousness?
1:35 I’m not sure. I think I was out for just a few seconds.
1:38 Okay, well that’s not good. We’ve gotta put you under observation.
1:43 But I feel better now.
1:45 Sure you do, but it’s a concussion and you lost consciousness.
1:50 It doesn’t hurt to monitor you for a few hours just to make sure you’re fine.
1:56 Okay, doc.
2:03 I feel so weak doctor.
2:06 What happened?
2:08 My head is swimming. I feel dizzy.
2:11 Did you get hurt? Are you ill?
2:14 I don’t know. I was at the beach, sunbathing all day, and now I feel so dizzy.
2:19 Oh no! It seems you’ve got a sunstroke. We’ll need to admit.
2:25 What’re you gonna do?
2:27 Nothing major, just going to give you a saline drip, and some medicine.
2:32 Okay. Thanks.
2:37 Doctor, what’s wrong with my mom?
2:42 How often should I check it?
2:46 What about the diet?
2:50 Is there anything else I need to take care of?
2:56 Is it gonna hurt?
2:59 That’s a relief.
3:02 I tripped on the stairs and banged my head.

Telephone English - Business Phone Conversation

source: Twominute English     2013年12月13日
Having business telephone conversations in a second language can be very stressful if you don't know what to say. It is very common to feel nervous when you are focused on finding English words to express yourself. So building a powerful English vocabulary is a must if you're communicating in English with your business associates.
In this lesson we will learn how to have a business conversation on the telephone in English.
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Work English - First day at work

source: Twominute English  2014年01月23日

Weather related idioms and vocabulary

source: Learn English with Let's Talk  2013年05月01日
--Raining cats and dogs: raining heavily
--A fair-weather friend:  a friend only in good times
--A ray of sunshine: something/someone which brings happiness or hope
--Have your head in the clouds: unrealistic; out of touch with the real world
--Make hay while the sun shines: a chance to do something good during an opportunity
--Quick as lightning: very fast
--Snowed under: having trouble doing things because of too much work
--Under a cloud: someone who is suspected of doing wrong
--Under the weather: being/feeling very ill
--Weather a storm: come out of a difficult or dangerous situation

Pet peeve

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2014年01月05日
Pet peeve means that something which irritates you a lot. It is something that annoys you or something you just dislike. Many pet peeves are related to social convention and hygiene. They may consist of small behaviors that are not important, but for some reason these behaviors are extremely irritating. For example, when you see a person chewing with open mouth, you feel disgusted. It bothers you and puts you off. This means, it is your pet peeve.

Example 01 : Marc's fascination for his new tablet was his girlfriend's pet peeve as she always felt neglected.
Example 02 : Anna regrets house parties as cleaning a messy kitchen and doing dishes are her pet peeves.
Example 03 : Lisa's latest pet peeve is her husband's snoring as it leaves her with sleepless nights.
Example 04 : Richard was embarrassed when his boss told him , " My biggest pet peeve is my employees coming in late to work."
Example 05 : Being a frequent traveler, Jessy's pet peeve is delayed trains that make her restless.
Example 06 : Amy's pet peeve is driving to work as she can no longer deal with the road traffic.
Example 07 : Ryan's pet peeve is working while eating, but has no option due to extreme work pressure.
Example 08 : Kevin has a pet peeve of waking up early after a late night out.
Example 09 : Listening to extremely loud music is Mrs. Anderson's pet peeve, as she eventually gets a headache.

Talking about addictions

source: Learn English with Let's Talk   2014年8月5日

Travel Vocabulary: Planning a Trip

source: English Lessons with Adam [engVid]   2014年5月19日
# "booking" and "reservation"
--to book a flight / a hotel room
--to make a booking with a travel agency, or with a hotel, with accommodations (types of accommodations: hotel, motel, hostel, B&B, bed and breakfast. Make sure you have a booking before you go, so your place is safe, it's kept for you. When you arrive, it's all good.)
# before "boarding"
--"check-in baggage": you give it to the airline, they put it under the plane, you pick it up at your destination.
--"carry-on baggage": you carry it on to the plane.
--a boarding pass: that lets you pass through security and into the airport. On the boarding pass, you will see your "boarding time," this is when you get on the plane and your "boarding gate," the place in the airport where you're going to get on your plane before takeoff.
--a "visa": something that you use to get into a country; it gives you permission to stay in that country.
--a different "currency" (a different type of money)
# when you're at your destination
--you might want to "rent" or "hire" a car. (This is "accommodation," without the "s"; "accommodation" means something different. "Accommodations" is where you're going to sleep.)

How to tell the time in English

source: Crown Academy of English   2014年5月16日
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Beauty and Makeup (Vocabulary)

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2014年6月16日
# words related to make-up or cosmetics
--We usually "put on" or "apply"
     * mascara on our eyelashes,
     * eye shadow to add color to our eyelids,
     * eyeliner around our eyes, and
     * concealer to erase the puffy bags under our eyes, or to cover/hide our freckles or acne/zits.
# to pluck / wax / thread one's eyebrows
# to use tweezers to pluck one's nose hair

Telephone English: How to take or give a message

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]   2014年5月11日
--"Would you like to leave a message?"
--"Yes. Can you tell Emma that I called?" / "Yes, can you tell Emma to call me tonight?" / "Can you tell Emma to call me later?" / "Can you tell Peter that Henry called?"
--"He/She can reach me at 555-5555."
--"Hold on. Let me grab a pen and paper." (Meaning, "Give me a moment. I want to write this down.")
--"Okay. What's your number again?"
--"Great! I'll let her/I'll let him/I'll let Emma/I'll let Peter know you called."

Asking & Giving directions

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2014年5月9日
# Common verbs:
1. Go (left, right, straight, down, up, through)
Examples : go left, go straight, go down the hill/slope, go up the hill/slope, go through the tunnel.
2. Take road name : you can also take the road name/number
Examples : Take road 1, take the Avenue road.
3. Turn (right/left) : You can say 'turn right/left' if the person is driving as he would need to turn his steering wheel in a particular direction.
4. Stay on + the road name + distance/time
Example : You turn left and stay on Avenue road for 5 kms/ ten minutes.

# Useful transition words:
--After that, you take road 1.
--Then, turn right.
--Next, you will see a bakery shop.
--When you get to the bakery, you go down the hill.
--And finally, you will reach the new mall.

# Pointing out landmarks:
Examples :
You will see the City Hospital on your left. (the hospital is well known in that area)
Across the Cookies and Morebakery . (the bakery is popular in that area)

# Including some important information:
Examples :
--It's a on way lane.
I--t's a very busy road.
--There might be road repairs.

# When you don't know how to give people directions:
--I'm sorry. I'm not from here so I don't know my way around.
--I'm afraid I can't help you.

Talking about movies

source: Learn English with Let's Talk   2014年4月20日
# Types of movies :
1. Romance Comedy
2. Science fiction (scifi)
3. Horror
4. Documentary
5. Animated
6. Action
7. Thriller

# Describing a Movie - "How was the movie?"
- It was heart warming and a total laugh riot.
- The special effects were breath taking
- It made my blood run cold.
- It gave me food for thought
- The plot was intriguing

#Some useful vocabulary :
--Casting -The selection of actors or performers for the parts of a film.
--Veteran - A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in the film industry.
--Dubbed - To translate the movie into regional languages.
--Sun-titles - captions displayed at the bottom of a cinema or television screen that translate or transcribe the dialogue or narrative.
--Cinematography -the art of photography and camerawork in film-making.
--Trailer - a series of extracts from a film or broadcast, used for advance publicity.
--Sequel -A film or movie that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
--Cameo -A cameo role or cameo appearance is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves.
--Block buster- A particular a film that is a great commercial success.
--Bombed- A particular a film that is not successful.

How to avoid a conversation! (impolitely)

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!   2014年3月31日
1, Don't ever make eye contact with anyone you do not want to talk to.
2. Don't ask the speaker any questions.
3. Look at something or someone else.
4. Talk really fast or "mumble" so that the person cannot understand you.
5. Make strange facial expressions / body language.
6. Use slang/words that the others don't know.
7. Use an angry tone of voice.

How to END a conversation politely

source: Learn English with Rebecca [engVid RebeccaESL]  2014年3月19日
--"Oh, look at the time. I'm afraid I have another appointment. Let's get together soon, okay? Bye for now. Take care."
--"Well, I won't keep you any longer. You're probably busy." Or, "I'll let you go." Something like that. You could then add something from here. "Let's do lunch sometime"; or "I'll give you a call next week"; and "All right. See you. Bye for now."

(A little more formal situation):
--"It's been a pleasure talking to you." We're in a business situation, right? "It's been a pleasure talking to you." "It's been a pleasure meeting you." "I'll call you next week.", or "May I call you next week?" if you want to, all right?
--"I'll look forward to hearing from you" if that's relevant. Or you could just say, "It's been a pleasure talking to you. Thank you very much." Because in a formal situation, that might be enough.

Giving and receiving compliments - Interdemiate English lesson

source:Learn English with Let's Talk     2014年1月23日
# The key points while giving a compliment are:
1. Be sincere
2. Be specific
3. Don't compare achievements
4. Timely
# The key points while receiving a compliment are:
1. Don't shrug off or disagree
2. Don't upscale (increase the value) a compliment
3. Avoid complimenting back immediately

What is St. Patrick's Day?

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!  2014年3月14日
It happens every March 17th, the day St. Patrick died. What is really important about St. Patrick and St. Patrick's Day? St. Patrick marks the beginning of Christianity in Ireland...