FOOTBALL Vocabulary

Learn English vocabulary in the BATHROOM :)

source: Learn English with Ronnie! [engVid]     2014年5月15日


"Teacher! Teacher! Ronnie! Ronnie! Can I go -- can I go bathroom?" "What? 'Can I go bathroom?' Okay. 'Can I go to the bathroom?' Yes. 'Can I go bathroom?' No. Not in here, please. If you said, "Can I go bathroom", that means that you are going to pee where you are. Please go to the bathroom or the washroom to pee.

Today's lesson is all about going to the toilet. This thing is called a "plunger". Plunge, plunge, plunge! What do you do with this in the bathroom, you wonder? This is a plunger. What we use this for is in the toilet.

So let's imagine that your friend, your mother, your father, your brother, your sister, or you ate a lot of food last night. And then, you went to the toilet. You took a massive dump. What is a "massive dump"? A "massive dump" is slang. "Take a massive dump." "Massive" means very big, and "dump" -- let me draw it for you -- means poo. Unchi! Japanese style. So "take a massive dump" means "to have a bowel movement", if you will. Okay? But it's so large that maybe it clogs or plugged the toilet. So that means I cannot flush the toilet. Now, basic bathroom etiquette. Please, when you have finished whatever you're doing in there, please always flush the toilet. There's a little mechanism on the toilet. It's usually a silver color. It's very easy. You press it. All of the water and all of the extra things in the toilet floating here -- maybe you have some poo -- it goes away so that the next person does not have to see what you ate for dinner. I don't want to see that. "Oh, Uncle John had corn last night." Unnecessary for me to see. So please, I beg of you, if you are going to use the toilet, please flush it, okay?

There was a rhyme that I knew -- I still know it. It's called, "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down." I would like to change the poem to say, "Flush the toilet. I don't care what color it is. I don't want to see it." Or you're going to be getting one of these stuck in your face. So rule No. 1: Flush the toilet, okay? With a plunger, you are going to -- as I said -- unclog the plugged toilet.

What happens in a toilet or in a sink is you have a drain, okay? A "drain" is a hole at the bottom where all the water goes into. It goes to Magic Land. Okay? So the sink and the toilet both have a drain, as does your bathtub and your shower. What happens is hair or other debris gets stuck in the drain. So the drain gets clogged or plugged. It basically means that all of this stuff can't go down the pipe, and it backs up. So the water doesn't go down. Dangerous with a toilet. Not as bad with a sink. Acceptable with a bathtub and a shower. All you need to do is plunge it. Make sure it's clean.

Now, what do you do in a sink? Usually, when you go to the sink, you wash your hands. Rule No. 2: After you go to the toilet, you flush the toilet, okay? Then, it's really, really cool. It's the coolest thing ever that you wash your hands. Especially for men. Guys, what are you touching? What are you doing? I don't want to touch a doorknob that you have touched after you've taken -- sorry. After you've gone to the toilet. You've touched your man part. You did not wash your hand, and then you touched the doorknob. I'm touching your knob, too, okay? Literally. I don't want to touch your knob. Please wash your hands after you flush the toilet. Good.

Another thing that you might find in a bathroom or a washroom is a bathtub, and/or you may have a shower. Now, the difference between a bathtub and a shower, it's very easy. When you have or take a bath, you're going to do it in the bathtub. In the bathtub, you get to lie down. You get to relax. Maybe you have some bubbles. Maybe you have a rubber ducky. That's a duck, okay? I'm an artist. That's a duck.

A shower, it's very small, and you don't have enough room to lie down, so you are going to stand up in the shower, okay? It doesn't matter if you say the verb "take" or "have". So you can say, "I'm going to have a bath. I'm going to take a bath. Or I'm going to have a shower. I'm going to take a shower." The other thing that you can say is -- "shower" is also a verb. So you can say, "I'm going to shower. I'm going to shower." You can't say, "I'm going to bath, or I'm going to bathtub." Because "bathtub" and "bath" -- these guys are only nouns, okay? A shower can be a verb and a noun. English is so confusing sometimes. Even when you're just trying to be clean. I'll help you. Don't worry.

Fun English Lesson 43 - Business Meeting

source: EF Englishtown     2012年1月31日
Learn how to talk about your job performance with your boss.You will learn business English vocabulary to use during an annual review at work. You will also learn to use the second conditional tense to talk about what you would do if you were in a certain situation. Have you ever had a performance review in English? How did it go?

10 WORK Expressions in English

source: EnglishTeacherEmma        2013年9月2日

1. (too much work) "I'm overworked. There's no staff. It's all me. I work, work, work. I'm overworked." I hope none of you are "underpaid", meaning you're not getting enough money.
2. (unpleasant work) "Dirty work"--For example, you work at a company, and someone wants you to "fire" a co-worker. Instead of them saying "You can't work here now", they will tell you to fire this person. So it's a job no one wants to do.
3.(getting angry / emotional) "get worked up"means you get very, very angry or very upset. It means you get very emotional. For example, it's the night before your big test, and you haven't studied, and you're very stressed out, and you start to cry, and you say, "I'm not going to pass this test. My life is ruined. I'll never get into a university. Everything's horrible." That's you getting worked up, okay?
4. "work out": a) exercise; b) find a solution
5. "work on": do work (on a project, etc. that you haven't finished)
6. work up an appetite: become very hungry
7. workaholic (a person who works all the time)
8. Work it! (encouraging someone to do something with confidence)
9. to work someone in (to get someone an appointment)
10. to work something out (to make an arrangement) 

Common seasonings: herbs and spices

source: Espresso English     2015年8月13日
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Herbs and spices that are used to add flavor to food.
The difference between herbs and spices is that herbs are the leafy green part of the plant, and spices come from seeds, roots, bark, fruit, or vegetables.
#  basil / cilantro / coriander /parsley / dill / rosemary / oregano /
    bay leaves / cumin / chilli pepper / cayenne pepper / paprika /
    cinnamon / cloves / nutmeg / saffron  

Describing sides of ‘ANGER’ (Synonyms)

source:Learn English with Let's Talk     2015年8月16日
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--Bitter: When Sally and I had a massive fight, She remained bitter with me for the next two years.
--Caustic: Sally made some caustic remarks about me at the dinner table.
--Boiling: When I reached office late, my boss was boiling with rage.
--Aggravated: When Sally and I had that crazy fight, she was so aggravated that I thought, I need to run for my life.
--Cheesed off: My behavior at the party really cheesed off my family.
--Ticked off: Sally is ticked off with me because of my comment on her Facebook post.
--Vitriolic: After her breakup, Sally went vitriolic about her boyfriend.
--Antagonistic: I kept my mouth shut, because I didn’t want to antagonize Sally.
--Hopping mad: When I was made to wait in the queue for whole three hours, I was hopping mad.
--Livid: When I saw a little boy hit a powerless little puppy, I was livid with rage.

At the airport: How to go through US customs

source:  Learn English with Adam      2014年12月4日

# Do:
--Have all forms completed properly.
--Relax and answer questions quickly, as short as possible.
# Questions: 
--What is your final destination?
--How long will you be staying in the U.S.?
--What is the purpose of your visit?
--Where will you be staying?
--How much currency are you carrying (with you)?
--Who packed your bags?
--Do you have anything to declare?
# hub / transit / random search / secondary questions / ... 

10 Common Driving Expressions

source: Learn English with Emma      2014年5月27日

--"Brake" or "Hit the brakes". (Because there's more than one brake in a car.)
--"Run a red light." (I ran a red light. I didn't hit the brakes.)
--"Cut someone off." (We cannot say: "I cut off someone." We can also use it in a conversation. An example: "I'm sorry, I have to cut you off." Meaning: "I have to interrupt.")
--"That man tailgated me." "I was tailgated by that man."
--"Pulled over." (Maybe a police officer stops you, and you pull your car to the side of the road. Maybe you hear an ambulance - you might pull over, meaning you might go to the side and stop the car. I hope you do that.)
--"Pull out of"means you're going backwards or forwards out of a small space. Usually, it's a parking lot or a driveway. So usually you park your car in your driveway, and you go forward, you look, make sure no other cars are coming - you pull out of your driveway, you pull out of the parking lot.
--speed (up)
--make a u-turn

VV 32 - English Vocabulary for International Trade

source: Business English Pod     2012年12月5日

Talking about SPORTS!

source: English Lessons with Alex      2015年8月14日

# "Who played?"
--"Arsenal played against Chelsea."

# "What was the score?" "Who won?"
--The score is Arsenal 2, Chelsea 1.
--"Arsenal won against Chelsea." "Arsenal won 2-1 against Chelsea"
--"Arsenal beat Chelsea."
--"Chelsea lost to Arsenal" "Chelsea lost against Arsenal." "They lost 2-1."
--"Chelsea were beaten by Arsenal. They were beaten 2-1."
--The score was 1-1. "The game ended in a draw."  "The game ended in a tie."
--"They tied" or, "They tied 1-1." "They tied 2-2."
--Arsenal 5, Everton 0. =>  "It was a blowout." "Arsenal blew Everton out." "They blow them out." "Arsenal blew Everton out." "Everton, they were blown out." "The game was a blowout. It was not even close. It was not close."
--"It was a nail-biter." "The game was a nail-biter. It was a close game." 

Horoscope Vocabulary - 30 adjectives to describe your personality

source: Benjamin's English Classes      2015年8月3日

# positive and negative personality traits:
--Aries: adventurous / courageous / impulsive
--Taurus: persistent / inflexible
--Gemini: eloquent / superficial
--Cancer: cautious / hypersensitive
--Leo: expansive / not tolerant
--Virgo: meticulous / picky
--Libra: sociable / indecisive
--Scorpio: forceful / destructive
--Sagittarius: jovial / tactless
--Capricorn: disciplined / miserly
--Aquarius  humanitarian / unpredictable
--Pisces: compassionate / vague

10 English Phrases & Expressions with ALL

source: Espresso English     2015年5月17日
English Idioms Course:

1. I'm all for it.
2. There was dirt all over the floor.
3. He keeps saying he'll write a book one day, but he's all talk.
4. Skinny jeans are all the rage right now.
5. I tried to keep a secret from my parents, but they knew the truth all along.
6. When they opened the doors to the store, everyone rushed in and it was a free-for-all.
7. They pulled out all the stops for their daughter's 16th birthday party.
8. This church is attended by people from all walks of life.
9. Winning the competition isn't the be-all and end-all. You'll learn a lot from the experience, too.
10. When all is said and done, nothing will have changed. 

English Vocabulary Words: Trees

source: Espresso English     2015年5月24日
Vocabulary Builder Course:

# roots / trunk / branch / leaves
# bark / shade
# palm trees / pine trees / a will / a birch tree
# cut down / chop down a tree
# stump / lumber / timber
# logs / boards / planks
# deforestation / plant trees

10 English Expressions with the Word CUT

source: Espresso English     2015年5月31日
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1. The director's second film was definitely a cut above his first.
2. You shouldn't cut corners when it comes to building a house--you don't want to risk the roof collapsing or something like that!
3. On Friday afternoon, the teenagesrs cut class and went to a movie instead.
4. The kids were fighting and I told them to cut it out.
5. We managed to cut a deal with a new manufacturer and saved 20% on our products.
6. (cut one's losses) After three months of classes, I wasn't making any progress, so I decided to cut my losses and quit.
7. (cut out for something) My parents wanted me to be an engineer, but I just wasn't but out for it--I'm terrible at math; I prefer the arts.
8. (cut someone some slack) The boss wanted this project done yesterday, but it was a ton of work and I knew I wouldn't be able to finish it all. Luckily she cut me some slack and extended the deadline.
9. Let's cut to the chase--we don't have time to talk about all that other stuff.
10. (have your work cut out for you) The house is a complete mess. We have to clean the house before the dinner party at 7. We've got our work cut out for us!

What is an idiom? Learn English language

source: Twominute English     2015年4月9日
Idioms are very important to master English conversation, but have you ever wondered what exactly is an idiom? Learn in this video.
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Talking about DRUGS in English

source: Learn English with Ronnie!      2015年4月24日

--Did you do drugs today? No. But really, did you do drugs today? Everyone says "no". Maybe you ----Do you know that caffeine was a drug?
--I do drugs every day. Mine is caffeine. I drink coffee every morning.
--The slang for alcohol could be "booze". Also, we call beer a "brew". We also call beer "suds". So all of these words are slang for "alcohol".
--Heroin. The street name or the slang name is "H", "junk", or "smack". There's also, like, "brown tar" and all these different slang words for "heroin", but these, I think, are the most common. When you watch movies like Trainspotting or -- a lot of movies deal with heroin addiction. A lot of famous rock stars did heroin, and now, they're dead. Bye-bye. This is what we're talking about, "H", "junk", and "smack".
--Cocaine. In the 1980s, probably the most popular drug in the world ever -- short form or slang, we call it "coke" -- that makes sense, "coke", "cocaine" -- "blow", "Charlie" -- I guess that's his name -- or "nose candy" because you sniff the cocaine in your nose. So it's like candy for your nose.
--There's a drug that was really, really popular in the 90s called "MDMA", also known as "ecstasy" or just "E". And ecstasy comes in a pill form. Cocaine is actually a powder. Heroin is a brown powder. Alcohol is a liquid. And caffeine is a liquid, or it can be in solid form like chocolate.
--"methamphetamine" You may have heard the term "meth". Now, people who do meth or methamphetamine, they can inject it, which means they put it in a needle in their veins. So it can be injected. And it is a powder, like heroin. Oh, heroin is injected or smoked. But methamphetamine or "meth" or "crystal meth" or "crystal", as people call it, is a really, really big problem in America and Canada. It's causing something called "meth mouth", and "meth mouth" causes the people's teeth to rot out and fall out. So the basically lose all their teeth. How attractive. Also, meth heads have a lot of scars on their face. There are a lot of open sores, and they have no teeth. Beautiful, beautiful people. Good idea. So methamphetamine -- street name is "meth" or "crystal". Very, very terrible, terrible drug, like most of them.

Talking about dress shirts (button-up shirts)

source: English Lessons with Alex       2015年7月6日

# collar
--fix / pop your collar
# sleeves
--roll up / roll down your sleeves
# cuffs
# button
--Your button / shirt is undone!
--Button your shirt up. / Button up your shirt.
--Do the buttons up. / Do up the buttons
--Unbutton your shirt.
--Undo your shirt / the buttons / the top button / ...

8 Idioms with "HAVE" in English

source:  Learn English with Rebecca      2015年6月27日
1. Bill has a sweet tooth.
2. Susan has a heart of gold.
3. John has a good head on his shoulders.
4. Angela has her hands full.
5. Steven has eyes in the back of his head.
6. Barbara has a big mouth.
7. Mark has a green thumb.
8. Julia has her head in the clouds.  

How to express opposing ideas in English: despite, although, nevertheless...

source: Learn English with Emma      2015年7月22日
When you give your opinion, it's a very good idea to start by saying what is good about the opposite opinion. Examples:

"Although some people love eating at home, I prefer eating at a restaurant."
"Although some people prefer cats, I prefer dogs."
"Although some people prefer to live in cold countries, I prefer warm countries."
"Even though some people love going to beaches, I prefer skiing."
"Even though skiing is a lot of fun, I'd rather go to the beach."
"Even though Canada is a good country, Canada has problems."
#  "Despite" is very similar to "although" and "even though".

# relevant grammar videos: transitions for expressing contrast & comparison

Avoid using incorrect workplace phrases

source:Learn English with Let's Talk      2015年7月31日

1) This job is too stressful. ( noun)
2) There is a lot of work,but I can handle it.(verb)
3) They fired two of my co-workers last month.(verb)
4) I work in the sales department.(verb)
5) I usually don't eat in the lunch room.(noun)
6) The dress code for tomorrow is casual.(noun)
7) My job demands a lot of travelling.(verb)
8) I report directly at the head office.(verb)
9) The company has a reputation of treating their employees well.(verb)
10) I commute (travel) to work by train.(verb)

Phrases to get the best salary in a job interview...

source: Learn English with Let's Talk       2015年8月3日
Below are the phrases that will get you the best salary as per your experience and skills.

1) Competitive Salary - One can't go wrong when they ask for a competitive salary. If you say you are expecting a competitive salary it means you have an idea of the industry average and would like to get at least that amount.
2) I expect experience based remuneration - Giving numbers in a job interview speaks of bad manners, so if your are an experienced professional in a certain field it is safe to say that you expect your experience to reflect on your remuneration package.
3) My salary expectations are in line with my qualifications and education - This phrase is similar to the above one but with an emphasis on your qualification. It is a good way of emphasizing your educational background and its role in your career especially if it is something really relevant to bring it on the table.
4) I expect it to be based on my drive and performance - When you use this expression it displays your excitement and enthusiasm to work for the organization and will help you to prove the value you would bring in to the company by getting employed. This phrase also helps you to display your confidence and emphasize your abilities further.
5) With this offer do I forecast other benefits? - This phrase can be used when you don't get the salary according to your expectations. This happens when the companies have a salary cap and therefore adhere to the budgets. Rather than giving up ask about the potential advancement within the company and the eventual raises or even talk about the incentives.

10 Informal English Phrases Used by Native Speakers

source: Espresso English     2015年6月14日
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1. Hang in there.
2. My new job rocks/rules!
3. The new technology blew me away.
4. I missed the boat on that one.
5. We got off on the wrong foot.
6. Everybody was freaking out.
7. I haven't done this in a long time. I'm rusty.
8. Things are still up in the air.
9. We all have to pitch in.
10. I'm beat. Time to hit the sack.

15 "Hot" English Expressions

source: Espresso English     2015年6月21日
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Slang & Informal English -

1. hotline
2. hotbed
3. hotshot
4. hotheaded
5. selling like hotcakes
6. a hot spot
7. a hot-button issue
8. hot off the press
9. full of hot air
10. hot under the collar
11. in hot water
12. have the hots for someone
13. hot to trot
14. hot on someone's heels
15. strike while the iron is hot

English Vocabulary: In the GARDEN

source: Learn English with Ronnie!      2015年6月19日

# Tools: trowel / watering can / spade / fork / pruners / shears / hose / wheel borrow / lawnmower
# annual / perennial plants / soil / root / earth / seed / weed
# dig a hole / water the plants / grow a seed / mow the lawn / pull out the weeds / plant a tree