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