Shreesh Chaudhary: Better Spoken English (38 lectures)

Shreesh Chaudhary: Better Spoken English (IIT Madras) [38 lectures]

SAT Vocabulary 36

source: Catlin Tucker      2016年7月24日
Please take Cornell notes on these words and write down any examples that will help you to remember their meaning. Remember, your can pause this recording at any time if it is going too fast.

01-abeyance: a state of suspension temporary inaction
02-absolution: it's the act of washing or cleansing, especially of the body, but the word also has really strong ties to religion 
03-banal: it's an adjective to describe something that's really common; it can also mean something that lacks originality
04-caucus: it's a private meeting where members of a political party come together and select their candidates
05-delectation: delight
06-elucidate: to bring out more clearly the facts concerning something
07-extol: it means to praise in the highest terms
08-imbibe: it means to drink or to take in 
09-intermittent: a temporary discontinuance
10-jugular: it's anything pertaining to the throat
11-kiln: an oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying things
12-levity:lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness
13-lingo: it is language and speech of a particular group 
14-maroon: to put ashore and abandon a person on a desolate coast or island 
15-obviate: to anticipate and prevent or eliminate; render unnecessary

English in a Minute: Cool as a Cucumber

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月18日
A "cucumber" is a long green fruit. But, why would Jonathan and Anna be talking about its temperature? Learn what "cool as a cucumber" means in this week's English in a Minute!
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How to delay your answers? Seven English Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年7月28日
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1. Well, you see...
2. Hang on a moment …
3. How shall I put it?
4. What's the word for it...
5. It's on the tip of my tongue...
6. Now let me think…
7. (Now) that's an interesting question...

English listening test practice - "Phones in prison"

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年4月19日
Here is an English listening test practice video based around a news story: "Phones in prison."
I start the lesson with some new vocabulary which will be useful during the listening exercise.
Then I give you the questions before playing you the article.
After I give you the answers to the questions, you will have the opportunity to listen again with the transcript on the screen to help you understand.
The listening exercise and the whole video has a British English accent.
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"OFF" Phrasal Verbs - Business English

source: JamesESL English Lessons    2013年6月15日 Learn these common business English phrasal verbs with "OFF" that will help you understand business and financial discussions in English. These phrasal verbs might even save you some money! I'll teach you the meaning of phrasal verbs like: lay off, rip off, write off, take off, and more. Take a quiz on this lesson here:

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Relationships English - Breaking up a relationship

source: Twominute English    2014年2月13日
Relationships are beautiful if they are good. Some relationships last forever, and that's the kind of relationship that everyone would like to have, but sometimes two people are just not compatible, and then it's time to move on.
Breaking up is hard. It's tough to find those words and say them to the person you are with. We can help a bit. In this lesson we will show you some conversations about break ups.
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0:14 Hello! Great to see you here.
0:17 Breaking up a relationship is hard, but we’ve all been there.
0:21 Sharing with your friends may help a bit.
0:23 So let’s listen to some conversations about breaking up and build up our vocabulary by checking the vocabulary section at the end.
0:32 Don’t forget to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the lines anytime you want!
0:38 It will help you build up your English fluency.
0:41 So let’s get started!!
0:50 Shane. We need to talk.
0:52 Sure. What is this about?
0:54 It’s about us.
0:56 What about us Alice?
0:58 Well Shane, we’ve been together for 3 months, but I feel like it’s not working out.
1:04 Oh. I knew this was coming. What do you want to do?
1:08 I think that we should stop seeing each other Shane, I don’t think you reciprocate my feelings anyways.
1:15 Maybe you are right Alice. I’ve been feeling that we’re trying to force this relationship upon ourselves.
1:20 I guess it’s best for both of us to move on.
1:29 Monica, I want to ask you something.
1:31 Sure Rick! What’s up?
1:32 I saw you last night at the club dancing with Ricardo.
1:36 and you had told me you were staying home because your mother was ill.
1:40 Oh no! Were you at the club too?
1:44 Yeah. I went there to get a drink with my fellows.
1:46 Wait Rick! I.. I can explain this.
1:49 I don’t want any explanations.
1:51 We have to part ways now.
1:55 Just don’t call me anymore.
1:57 Rick don’t do this!
2:05 What happened? Why do you look so sad?
2:08 Rick broke up with me. And I’m devastated.
2:12 What? Why did he do something like that? He’s a nice guy!
2:17 Well, I went dance with Ricardo this Saturday he saw me.
2:20 I had told him my mom was ill and I was staying home.
2:24 Why did you do that you silly woman? I think you deserved it then!
2:28 Well, Ricardo asked me out, and you know I’ve fancied him ever since high school.
2:32 I just.. I couldn’t say no.
2:34 I’m afraid you definitely deserved what you got. That was a stupid thing to do.
2:40 I know. I am just so sorry.
2:44 Girl… It’s done now, but maybe you’ll be happier with Ricardo.
2:50 Yeah. Hope so.
2:59 What’s wrong with you? Why do you always look so messed up?
3:02 How am I supposed to behave after breaking up a 5-year-long relationship?
3:07 It was your decision and you need to cope up with it as soon as you can.
3:12 It should not disrupt your whole life.
3:15 I’m trying to. I just need some time.
3:18 You broke up with him 3 months ago Rita. It’s really time to get over it.
3:24 I think you’re right!
3:35 When something is not going according to plan or expectations, then it’s not working out.
3:46 To reciprocate is to return what you receive.
3:49 If someone loves you, and you love them back, that’s reciprocating their love.
3:59 When you try to do something unwillingly or make someone else do something
4:03 against their will you force things upon yourself or them.
4:12 Move on is to end an existing relationship and find a new one.
4:22 Fellows is sometimes used to mean friends. My fellows means my friends.
4:32 Devastated means shattered or destroyed.
4:35 When someone’s devastated, they are under great emotional pain.
4:44 To get over something is to not be upset about it any longer.
4:49 When you get over a relationship, you don’t let it affect your emotions any longer.
4:59 To part ways is to separate.
5:03 Thank you for watching this lesson.
5:04 We’ll be back with a new one soon enough.
5:07 Remember to come back and watch it!
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5:19 See ya around!

Confusing English Words - APPRAISE and APPRISE

source: Espresso English     2014年9月21日
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English Grammar - Are you bored or boring?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2009年1月30日 I'm bored? I'm boring? Not sure of the difference? Better watch this lesson then, or you could be saying something rather rude about yourself!

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1st Day at the University (Speaking about University life)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年7月26日
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Conversation 01
Billy – Hey! My name is Billy, What about you?
Jack – My name is Jack, where do you come from?
Billy – I come from Southern California, what about you?
Jack – I am from Huston, Texas. Ahah! That’s Nice. So, what year are you studying in?
Billy – I’m a freshman, what about you?
Jack – This is my first year too.
Billy – Oh Oh! Okay …Nice to know.

Conversation 02
Billy – Hey! Jack, do you know what you plan to major in?
Jack – Yeah ! Initially, I thought political science, but now I’m leaning in towards English literature. What about you?
Billy - I plan to majoring in Social work."
Freshman/ fresher is used for a person who is in the1st year of college, Sophomore -2nd year, Junior -3rd year and Senior -4th year of college

Conversation 03
Billy – Why did you decide to join this school Jack?
Jack – Well! For me either it was this school or the school next to my home and I simply wanted to get away from home. So I joined this university. What about you?
Billy – I researched a bit and I found out that this university has everything to offer that I need .
Jack – Oh! That ways….
Synonyms for College: Uni/ University/ Undergraduate or Graduate school

Conversation 04
Billy – Hey! So are you staying at the dormitory?
Jack – Yes, I ‘m over at the Terry Hall, what about you?
Billy – No, I’m not. I am commuting from home, as I have an apartment right next to the school.
Jack – Oh! That’s quite interesting.
Dormitory -A building, as at a college, containing a number of private orsemiprivate rooms for residents, usually along with common bathroom facilities and recreation areas.
Commuting from home – travelling from home

Conversation 05
Billy - Hey! Jack, how many credits are you taking this semester?
Jack - I’m taking 10 credits, what about you, Lemme guess you must be taking 16 credits.
Billy – Ahah! You are near, I’m taking 20 credits…
Semester- A half-year term in a school or university.
Credits – A course credit (often credit hour, or just credit or "unit") is a unit that gives weight to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course taken at a school or other educational institution.

Conversation 06
Jack – Hey! Billy, it was really nice talking to you. I think it’s time we go home.
Billy – Hey! Jack, It was nice talking to you too as well and let’s hangout soon tomorrow probably.
Jack – I will see you later, thank you for your time… Ba bye.

Interesting Words to describe facial expressions

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年4月8日
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Doleful - Sad / Morose
My heart went out to the children on the street and their doleful faces.

Glaring - Staring in an annoyed fashion
The teacher glared at the students for misbehaving in class.

Ecstatic - Very joyful/ Extremely joyful
Jack was ecstatic when he landed his dream job.

Exasperated - Irritated, frustrated
Certain colleagues at work leave me feeling exasperated because of their rude behaviour.

Grinning - Smiling naughtily
The child grinned from ear to ear after completing his mischief.

Annoyed - Angry
The boss looked annoyed with Sally for being lax at work

Fierce - Very angry / aggressive
Jenny was fierce with anger when she heard that her Tom had been stealing at school.

Mocking - Taunting or sarcastic
The stock market seems to be mocking at the investors now a days with its constant ups and downs.

Let's Learn English Lesson 19 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年6月22日
​​Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson and the months of the year. You can also learn about using "which" for offering choices and "every" or "next" with time words.
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How to Remember Vocabulary

source: EnglishLessons4U     2013年1月7日 Remembering vocabulary is difficult! In this lesson, I'll show you five simple ways to remember new words that you learn. If you follow these suggestions, you WILL improve. Take the quiz on this lesson here:

Basic shopping vocabulary in English

source: JamesESL English Lessons     2013年7月12日 Use English to shop and save money. When you finish this basic English vocabulary lesson, you will be able to shop with confidence and get what you want when you are in a store! Avoid getting ripped off. Make sure you get a warranty, and a receipt!

Accent Training lesson no 06 : /ɑ/ as in hot

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年2月16日
Accent Training lesson no 06 : /ɑ/ as in hot
Lips: Your lips are Apart, as if you are yawning. But they are not rounded.
Tongue: Your tongue is relaxed and lies flat at the floor of the mouth.

Common Spelling Patterns for /ɑ/
o Hot, Stop, Job
a Car, Dark, Water

About A Sick Student - Enquiring About A Sick Person In English

source: Twominute English     2014年2月5日
Is someone missing from your class from a very long time? He may be sick. Maybe you should call him up or his home, and find out how he's doing. Do you know the English words you will use? Here are some phrases and words you can use to ask about your friend.

0:13 Hello there, viewer! Great to see you again.
0:16 Everyone falls sick sometimes.
0:18 Wouldn’t it be nice to call up your sick friend, and ask how he or she’s doing?
0:24 You can also wish your friend good health and a quick recovery.
0:28 Do you know how to do that? Well we’ll learn it in this lesson!
0:32 Listen to all the conversations, and check out the vocabulary section towards the end.
0:38 You can also practice the sentences by pausing the video and then repeating it.
0:43 Let’s get started now!!
0:52 Hi Jeremy!
0:53 Hi Alyssa.
0:54 Are you feeling better now?
0:56 Yeah, just a bit. I am still feeling nauseous.
1:00 Did you take the medication?
1:02 Yeah, but its effects takes time to kick-in.
1:07 Oh… I better leave you to rest then. I’ll check back on you later.
1:11 Thanks Alyssa. I appreciate.
1:20 Yo Scott!
1:21 Hey man! What’s up?
1:24 How’s your leg dude?
1:26 Broken. I got a cast.
1:28 Ouch! So how long are you gonna be out of action?
1:32 The doc said 3 weeks.
1:34 That sounds really ugly buddy.
1:36 Yeah man. I am gonna be bored to death.
1:39 Well okay... Just searching out. I'm gonna be out at the beach this evening. Surfing!
1:44 I hope you break a leg too you jerk!
1:47 It takes one to know another.
1:49 Alright mate, talk to ya later.
1:58 Marvin, you are Jamie’s neighbour, right?
2:01 Yes, ma’am. I live a block from her house.
2:05 How is she feeling now? I hope she’s started recovering...
2:09 Her parents took her to L.A for further treatment.
2:13 Oh my goodness. Was it that bad?
2:17 I don’t know. The doctor she recommended it.
2:20 They weren’t able to diagnose the disease.
2:23 I hope it’s nothing bad. May God bless her and give her good health.
2:35 Hey Tiff! Wait up!
2:37 Hi Taylor! Tell me what’s up?
2:39 Have you seen Ethan? I haven’t seen him for a while.
2:42 Ethan’s ill Taylor. He’s got pneumonia.
2:46 Pneumonia? How did he get that?
2:49 He went out in the snow without warm clothes on a dare.
2:52 What? I didn’t think Ethan was that stupid. How’s he now?
2:58 Better. I think he’ll be back on Monday.
3:09 Treatment is the name given to the medicines and care provided to a patient when he falls ill.
3:20 Diagnosis is deciding what disease a patient has based on the symptoms or tests.
3:25 A doctor diagnoses the disease after carefully considering all symptoms and reports.
3:31 The treatment is done on the basis of the diagnosis.
3:39 Nausea is the feeling that you are going to throw up.
3:42 When you feel you are going to vomit, you are feeling nauseous.
3:51 When something starts having an effect, it is said to kick-in
3:54 For example : The pain-killer I took kicked in after 5 minutes and my headache disappeared.
4:05 When you check back on something or someone, you check to make sure they are okay.
4:10 When you check-back on ill friends, you talk to them again to find out how they are doing.
4:21 When someone is out of action, they are not able to perform properly.
4:25 This can happen when they fall ill.
4:31 Jerk is an insult. When someone is very irritating or rude, that person is being a jerk.
4:38 Don’t use it too often, because it’s a bad word.
4:44 Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new lesson tomorrow.
4:48 Do come back and check it out.
4:51 Did you like the lesson?
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ALTAR and ALTER (Learn Confusing English Words)

source: Espresso English    2014年9月23日
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English Spelling - When to Double Consonants

source: English Lessons with Alex     2009年5月12日 Having trouble trying to figure out when you double your consonants? In this spelling lesson, I look at a few simple rules that are guaranteed to remove any confusion, and to quickly improve your writing skills.

Fix these basic English pronunciation mistakes!

source: English Lessons with Alex    2016年7月25日
Do you make these common pronunciation mistakes? Good pronunciation is needed to be understood by native English speakers. In this important lesson you'll have a chance to practice your pronunciation by hearing and repeating vocabulary. I chose words that many of my students pronounce incorrectly in my classes. It doesn't matter if you speak Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, Vietnamese, French, or any other language – there is a good chance you have been pronouncing some of these words incorrectly. Fix these pronunciation mistakes today and you'll get closer to having a native speaker accent, be understood more easily, and sound much more fluent in English!

Let's Learn English Lesson 18 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年6月22日
In this video, you can learn the new words for the lesson and practice using GET to show you understand.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 18: She Always Does That

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月22日
Anna has a new job reading the news. Some stories make her feel happy. Other stories make her sad. Her boss, Caty, wants Anna to read "Just the facts!" What will Anna do?
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Speaking English - Bad Habits

source: EnglishLessons4U     2012年12月9日 Do you bite your nails? That's a bad habit! Watch this lesson to learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about bad habits in English. Then take the quiz:

English listening exercise - Cat adventures

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年11月9日
This is an English listening exercise based on a UK news story about cats. I start the lesson by giving you some new English words to learn to improve your vocabulary and also to help with the exercise.
I then present you the questions that I would like you to answer during the listening before playing you the article. You can listen to the article as many times as you need.
I then give you the answers to the questions and explain some more English vocabulary.
Finally, I play the article one last time with the transcript / captions / subtitles on the screen to help you fully understand what was being said.
The accent throughout this class is a British English accent.
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"OUT" Phrasal Verbs - Business English

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2013年7月26日 Are you studying English to do better in business? I would like to point out that the following business English phrasal verbs will help tp bail you out in meetings, and can help you figure out how to make it to the top in your career. Watch this lesson now... before your colleagues figure out your secret weapon: EngVid (and Mr. E.)!!! Take the quiz here:

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Working Out At The Gym - Conversations At The Gym In English

source: Twominute English    2014年2月3日
Do you exercise regularly? Go to a gym? How do you communicate with the people in the gym in English? Talk to you friends there, or talk to the instructors?
Make sure you listen to the vocabulary section at the end to improve your word-power and English comprehension.
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0:14 Hi there! How are you doing?
0:16  It’s a good habit to workout and keep ourselves fit and healthy.
0:20 Working out at the gym gives us focus and a schedule to stick to.
0:24 We can also get help and motivation from the trainers.
0:28 Today we’ll see some conversations at the gym.
0:31 Let’s listen to the lessons and build up our vocabulary.
0:35 Don’t forget to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!
0:41 It will help you build up English fluency.
0:45 Time to get started then!
0:53 Hey! My name is Patrick. I’m new to the gym.
0:56 Hey Patrick. I’m Michael. I’m the instructor here. Tell me how can I help you?
1:02 I was wondering if you could suggest some exercises to reduce my love handles.
1:06 Sure. This is a quite common problem among girls too.
1:11 Yeah! I sit all day, and hardly get a chance to exercise.
1:15 Alright! You’ll need to do a lot of cardio to fix that.
1:26 Hi! My name is Patrick.
1:28 Heya, I’m Brian.
1:30 Do you come at the same time everyday?
1:32 Yup. I come directly from my office, so it’s pretty much the same time everyday. What about you?
1:38 Today is my first day at the gym, but I guess I’ll be here at this time every day.
1:42 Alright! Good luck mate. I hope you enjoy your gym time.
1:47 Thanks man! I’ll see you around.
1:49 Of course. I'm sure you will!
1:58 I was wondering if I should get a treadmill at home.
2:01 Well, that’s not a good idea if you’re going to be a regular at the gym.
2:07 I know, but my exercise regime is shot! I skip out too many days.
2:13 That’s not good for you buddy. If you want I can send you reminders about gym-time to your phone.
2:20 Yeah? That’d be great!. Thanks chief!
2:23 No problems mate!
2:31 Dammit Sofia! You’ve lost a lot of weight.
2:33 You think so Patrick? I’ve been working out for a couple of months now.
2:38 You’ve made some fantastic progress! How much have you lost? 10 kilos?
2:42 No, not really. It’s actually 7.
2:46 Well... it has made a hell of a difference to you!
2:49 Thanks Patrick. Alright I better be going. I’ve got some running to do!
2:53 Hey Sofia! Can we go out sometime?
2:56 Maybe Patrick. Goodbye!
3:08 When you stick to something, you don’t give up. You don’t desert it.
3:12 When you stick to your schedule for example, you make sure you do things according to it.
3:22 Love handles is an informal way to describe extra fat around the waistline.
3:31 Cardio is a short form of cardiovascular exercise.
3:35 These exercises speed up your heart-rate due to their intensity.
3:39 Running, aerobics, cycling are examples of cardiovascular exercises.
3:49 Regime means a form of government, but you can also use it to describe your schedule, or a system.
3:57 For example, your exercise regime.
4:05 When something is shot, it’s broken. For example if your fridge is shot, it’s not working.
4:12 When your exercise schedule is shot, it means you’re not sticking to it.
4:22 When something changes radically you can informally say there is a hell of a difference in it
4:29  For example,
4:30 when someone has lost a lot of weight and looks very good, you can say there is a hell of a difference in the person.
4:40 Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new one tomorrow.
4:43 Do come back and watch it!
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4:54 See you soon!

English Prepositions: In Inside, Into, Within

source: Espresso English    2014年9月28日
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How to make polite requests

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2012年11月30日 "Could you please"? "Would you mind"? This important lesson teaches you how to succeed in personal and professional life by learning to make polite requests in English. Master these key expressions until they flow easily and automatically and watch how your life improves. Now, could you please take the quiz?

English in a Minute: A Fish Out of Water

source: VOA Learning English     2016年7月9日
Have you ever felt like a "fish out of water?" Find out what this common expression means in this week's English in a Minute!
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Conversation patterns | I Want To... | Unfortunately,...

source: Mark Kulek    2016年7月23日
My videos are vocabulary-based for conversation practice. Each video is themed to provide context for learning. To insure success, every video is designed with open slots for vocabulary substitution practice. These patterns allow students to practice on their own and teachers can have their class practice together as a group. These videos also work great for icebreakers and class discussions.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 17 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年6月8日
English has two ways to show something is happening at a future time. This video teaches you how to use them.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 17: Are You Free on Friday?

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月10日
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Learn new words and keep a conversation going!

source: EnglishLessons4U    2012年11月26日 Do people sometimes use words in English that you don't understand? Watch this lesson to learn how you can improve your conversation skills and your vocabulary at the same time! Then test yourself with the quiz:

What are prefixes?

source: JamesESL English Lessons     2013年8月29日 Do you know what a prefix is or a morpheme is? In this English class, you will be introduced to six basic prefixes: ad-, syn-, sub-, ob-, in-, and com-. You will learn what they mean and how they change words. Take a quiz on this lesson here:

How To Use 'But' Correctly In English

source: Twominute English     2014年1月30日
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0:13 Hey viewers! Good to see you here!
0:15 I hope you are having fun learning English with us.
0:18 Today we are going to learn how to use a linking word. And the word is ‘but’.
0:23 You might already be using it in your conversations.
0:26 Now it’s time to learn all about it so you can use it without making a mistake.
0:31 Listen to the lesson carefully, and make sure you repeat the phrases to improve your pronunciation.
0:38 At the end we’ll tell you about some words from this lesson.
0:41 so make sure you watch this lesson until the end.
0:45 Let’s get started!
0:54 Hey everybody!
0:54 Today we are going to talk about the correct use of the linking word ‘but’ in English conversations.
1:01 Hello guys! Yeah! I use it a lot you know?
1:04 It’s a very popular linking word, but if you are new to learning the language, you might make a mistake while using it.
1:09 So it’s best to learn how it’s used.
1:12 That’s correct! You’re already using ‘but’, Karen.
1:16‘But’, is used to link two different ideas together.
1:20 Right Keith. It’s a word that links two sentences with contrasting ideas and makes them a single sentence.
1:26 For example, you are old but you are healthy!
1:29 What? I am not old Karen, but the use is correct!
1:35 ‘You are old’ is one sentence, and ‘you are healthy’ is another sentence
1:40 When you link these sentences with ‘but’, you are pointing out the fact that there’s a contrast between the two ideas.
1:46 Old people aren’t always healthy.
1:49 Yeah, ‘but’ is used to point out the exceptions. Here’s some examples:
1:53 I don’t like vegetables but I like corn. I am young but I am wise
1:59 Great. Funny karen! But you're right again.
2:02 You are young which makes you unexperienced but you have wisdom that comes from experience and learning.
2:10 So it’s a contrasting idea. Good work there!
2:13 I told ya I am wise! So it’s a very easy concept to grasp, isn’t it?
2:18 Use ‘but’ to link two sentences with different ideas. Why don’t you give me a few examples, Keith?
2:23 Sure Karen! You are nerdy but you are cute; I don’t exercise but I am strong;
2:31 I don’t like vegetables but I like corn; I wake up early every day but I sleep late on Sundays.
2:40 Thank you Keith. Let’s listen to some conversations now.
2:50 Let’s order something. I’m starving!
2:52 So am I! What would you like to have?
2:55 I can eat anything but a sandwich
2:57 Why? What’s wrong with a sandwich?
3:00 Sweetie, I’ve been eating nothing but sandwiches all week. If I see another sandwich, I’ll puke.
3:11 Did you pack all the things I asked you to?
3:13 Yes I did but I haven’t packed your sandals.
3:16 Why not? I’ll need my sandals at the beach.
3:20 These are the dirtiest sandals I’ve seen. I am not packing them if you don’t wash them first.
3:25 But they’ll become wet, and then they’ll make everything else wet.
3:28 I’ll pack them in a plastic bag, so get to work now Nathan.
3:38 Did you check the laundry bucket thoroughly?
3:40 Yes, I did! I got nothing but a pair of old socks.
3:44 I don’t know where I left my wallet.
3:46 Are you sure you had it when you got home?
3:49 Yeah I am. I paid the cabbie when I got home.
3:51 So you brought the wallet home, but now it’s not here.
3:55 I’ve looked everywhere but the washroom. I am gonna check there.
4:08 When something is an exception, it doesn’t conform to an existing pattern or rule.
4:13 For example, a black swan is an exception, because swans are usually white.
4:23 To puke or to throw up is to vomit.
4:26 You might puke if you eat something that makes you ill, or if you drink too much.
4:37 Starving means to suffer from hunger.
4:39 It’s a very strong word and it’s used to talk about situations in which a person has to go without food for a very long time.
4:46 When somebody dies of hunger, they are said to have starved to death.
4:50 In casual conversations, we can say ‘I am starving’ to mean that we are very hungry.
5:01 To do something thoroughly is to do it completely.
5:04 To leave no detail unchecked, to make sure that no part of it is missing.
5:14 A wallet is commonly a small bag that used to keep things like money, credit cards etc.
5:20 People carry around wallets in their pockets or their handbags.
5:28 A cabbie is a cab driver or a taxi driver.
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18 Meanings for 10 English Phrasal Verbs with PUT

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Prepositions of Place - AT, ON, IN

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Lesson 16: Where Are You From?

source: VOA Learning English      2016年6月2日
Anna interviews tourists on the National Mall in Washington, DC. She learns about where they are from and the languages they speak.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 16 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月2日
In this video, you can learn to say the new words in Lesson 16. Learn how to say your country and nationality.
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Talking about your age

source: EnglishLessons4U     2012年11月12日 How old are you? Are you a teen? Are you in your mid-twenties? Late forties? Learn how to talk about your age in English, and learn some new expressions too! Then take the quiz here:

Hear and listen - Difficult English words

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Accent Training Lesson no 05 : Pronunciation of Vowel sound /ɛ/

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年1月30日
Lips: Farther apart than for /eɪ/ and relaxed.
Tongue: Relaxed, mid-high position.

Common Spelling Patterns for /ɛ/
1. e - pet, shed, exit, tell
2. ea - treasure, dead, read

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Discussing Your Future Plans in English.

source: Twominute English       2014年1月29日
'I'm going to...' So, you must be planning to do something in the near future, and probably want to tell others about it. In this English lesson, we'll learn some phrases that you can use to communicate your plans with your friends, family, and other people.
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0:13 Hello dear viewer!
0:15 When we talk about things we have planned, we use “I’m going to” to start the sentence.
0:28 In this lesson we’re going to see a lot of ‘I’m going to’ conversations.
0:32 Do listen to them all, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:44 Let’s get started now!!
0:52 Why are you packing all this stuff?
0:55 I’m going to Sydney.
0:56 You what? You didn’t tell me!
0:59 Well, I got a call from my boss. He said I’ve got to board tomorrow’s flight.
1:05 Is everything alright?
1:07 I think there’s some problem there in the sales team. I’ve been asked to sort it out.
1:13 I see... Well... take care of yourself and have a safe journey.
1:24 What should I cook for dinner tonight?
1:25 Don’t bother me. I’m going to have dinner out today.
1:29 Is there any special occasion?
1:31 Yup. One of my friends is throwing her birthday party.
1:34 and i'm invited to her house tonight for barbecue.
1:38 That sounds good! Alright, have fun then!
1:47 Hey, where are you going?
1:49 I’m going to the downtown weekend party. Do you want to come along?
1:54 No, I already have some other plans.
1:56 Alright! See you tomorrow then.
1:59 I won’t be here tomorrow. I’m going to board tonight’s flight to Queensland.
2:03 Are you going on a vacation?
2:06 Yup. I’m going along with some friends. You won’t see me around for a few days.
2:10 Alright! Have fun!
2:19 What are you cooking for dinner?
2:22 I’m going to cook something special today.
2:24 Special? What’s today’s special then?
2:28 I’m going to prepare scallops with asparagus made in white truffle.
2:32 That sounds really tempting! Is there anything for dessert?
2:37 That’s a surprise. You’ll have to wait for it dear!
2:50 Downtown means the busy centre of a city where a variety of stores are available.
3:00 Barbecue is a type of cooking done outdoors directly on fire.
3:05 When you have a barbecue with friends, it’s fun.
3:14 Going on a vacation means to go away for some time to another place to relax and have fun.
3:20 It’s also called going on a holiday.
3:28 When something is tempting, it’s something that you like very much and want to have.
3:34 You can use the word tempting for food, or for anything that creates a strong feeling of desire in you.
3:45 The dessert is the sweet dish at the end of the meal.
3:49 Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new lesson soon.
3:54 Do come back and check it out!
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3:59 You can also interact with us and other fellow learners by posting your comments below.
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10 English Idioms With the Word WATER

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Confused Words: WHO'S & WHOSE

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2008年12月30日 In this lesson, you can overcome any confusion you feel about the meanings and usage of these two often-confused words -- WHO'S & WHOSE.

IELTS Writing: Numbers and Pie Charts

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]     2016年7月20日
Taking the IELTS? In this video, I will teach you key vocabulary that will help you get a better score on the writing section of the IELTS. To make things easy for you, I'll teach you impressive academic vocabulary and give you sentences you can use to describe numbers, percentages, and fractions. You'll learn what IELTS examiners are looking for, and what you need to write to get a high band. We'll practice analyzing and describing pie charts so you know exactly what to do when you take your test! Continue your IELTS preparation with many other free IELTS lessons at
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Lesson 15: I Love People-Watching!

source: VOA Learning English    2016年6月5日
Anna and her friends are people-watching during their lunch hour in Washington, DC.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 15 Speaking Practice

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How to improve your English speaking skills

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年7月22日
In this video, I explain how to improve your English speaking skills. I give you advice in reverse order of English conversation tips starting with the basics and finishing with the most important advice.
It is important to know how to improve spoken English because students often find oral tests and exams very difficult. Knowing how to improve your English conversation is very important to have for your job, personal life and travel.
Don't forget that one of the most important pieces of advice is to make sure that you learn good English grammar.
These tips will help you improve your conversation skills for tests such as IELTS and TOEFL.
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How To Speak English Fluently And Confidently

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Improve your social skills with Bar English!!!

source: JamesESL English Lessons    2013年10月26日 Do you want to know "what's on tap" and save money while in your local bar? Then take this lesson and find out why! You'll also learn the meanings of "it's on me", "last call", "cut off", and other expressions you can use in a bar. Test your beer IQ with the quiz, too:

Asking people where they come from. Basic English Lesson

source: Twominute English     2014年1月26日
Some people are born and brought up in a particular place or others come to a certain place to work or to study. We might have a lot of friends in our schools, colleges or workplace who belong to a certain city or country.
In this lesson we'll learn the words to use in different ways of asking someone where he is from.
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0:13 Hello! Welcome to the lesson! We constantly meet new people and make friends in life.
0:19 When we meet someone new, we want to know which place they are from.
0:24 So how would you ask that question and how would you answer it? Today’s lesson is all about that.
0:31 Listen to all the sample conversations, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:38 You can practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!
0:45 Let’s get it started now!
0:54 Hello.
0:55 Hi.
0:56 How are you?
0:58 I'm good. How are you?
0:59 Good. Do you speak English?
1:02 A little. Are you American?
1:04 Yes.
1:05 Where are you from?
1:07 I'm from California.
1:09 Nice to meet you.
1:11 Nice to meet you too.
1:19 Hey Nathan.
1:21 I have never asked you before but what’s your hometown?
1:26 My hometown is Washington.
1:29 I am from New Jersey.
1:31 Oh cool! I like New Jersey.
1:40 Hey Yuki. How are you?
1:43 Hi Garry. I’m good. How about you?
1:46 I’m just fine.
1:47 Okay.
1:49 Sorry to bother you but which country are you from?
1:53 No, it’s okay. I am from Japan.
1:57 Okay. Where in Japan?
2:00 I am from Tokyo. You’re from The States, right?
2:03 No, no. I am from Toronto, Canada.
2:07 Okay, nice! You seem like you are from The States.
2:11 Yeah. Well there isn’t a lot of difference you know.
2:16 Yes. I agree.
2:25 Hey Leo! Are you from Hawaii?
2:27 Yes. I was born and brought up in Hawaii.
2:30 Okay.
2:31 Are you from Hawaii too?
2:33 No. I am from Washington Dc. I’ve come here to work.
2:37 Okay. So were you born and brought up in Washington Dc?
2:40 Yes, indeed.
2:42 Okay. Cool!
2:53 United states of America is commonly referred to as The States, specially inside the United States of America.
3:04 The city where you born and brought up in, is the city where you spent your childhood.
3:13 When you belong to some place,
3:15 You’ve lived there for a long time and you identify with that place, its culture and its people.
3:25 Your hometown is the town where you spent most of your life, specifically your childhood.
3:34 Thank you for watching this lesson.
3:36 We’ll be back with a new lesson tomorrow.
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English Vocabulary Words: Dance

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Confused Words: THEY'RE, THERE, THEIR

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2008年11月25日 Homonyms are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spelling. In this lesson, I explain how to correctly use the homonyms THERE, THEIR, and THEY'RE

How to use the English verb "ask" correctly

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Speak like a NATIVE SPEAKER by using sentence stress in English (with examples!)

source: Benjamin's English Classes    2016年7月13日
When we speak English, putting stress on one word or another can completely change the meaning of a sentence. In this video, I'll teach you about sentence stress and demonstrate with lots of examples. You'll practice listening to two stories and learn how different stress and intonation can change the meaning of a sentence or add hidden meanings to it. This is an important part of speaking English clearly and correctly, and will help you with your English comprehension. In English, there is a saying: "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." By the end of this lesson you'll know just how true this is!

Lesson 14: How About This?

source: VOA Learning English     2016年5月25日
Anna is going to the theater with her friends. She does not know what to wear. She looks in a magazine to get help and gets a surprise.
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News Words: Resilient

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月30日
This week's word can be used to describe people, too.
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Fix Your Bad English

source: JamesESL English Lessons     2013年11月8日 Read this: After watching this video you will make less mistakes, learn farther and be the best between all your friends in English. The lesson will have a great affect on you. If you think these statements are correct, PRESS PLAY NOW and learn to fix six common mistakes in English.

Accent Lesson no 03 : Pronunciation of Vowel sound /eɪ/

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2013年1月18日
Accent Training Lesson no 04 : Pronunciation of Vowel sound /eɪ/ as in Pay, May etc
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First day at work. Talking in English at the office.

source: Twominute English      2014年1月23日
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0:14 Hi there! Glad to see you, dear viewer. The first day at work is an exciting experience that gives new paths to our careers.
0:22 We meet a lot of new people and effective communication is a good way to make a positive first impression.
0:29 This lesson will show you conversations that revolve around first day of work scenarios.
0:34 We’re sure you will be able to relate to them.
0:38 Do listen to them all, and make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:43 Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!
0:48 Let’s get started now!!
0:57 Good morning, Mr. Parker.
0:59 Good morning, Ms. Green. How are you today?
1:02 I am doing great. What about you?
1:04 I’m fine, thank you. Welcome to your first day in our company. Joanna will introduce you to the team.
1:10 Thank you very much Mr. Parker.
1:12 Glad to have you on our team Ms. Green.
1:21 Good morning, are you our new manager? Well my name is Jude Black.
1:26 Hello Jude. No, I am the new payroll clerk. My name is James Smith.
1:31 It’s nice to meet you James.
1:33 Thank you Jude. It’s a pleasure to meet you too.
1:36 Do you want me to show you around the place?
1:39 Could you? That’d be very nice.
1:42 Absolutely. I’ll be glad to show you around.
1:51 Could you show me the accounting department?
1:53 Sure. Are you new here?
1:55 Yeah. I’ve just joined as the payroll clerk. I need to meet the CFO.
1:59 Well it’s good that I ran into you here. I am the CFO.
2:03 Really? Nice to meet you Sir.
2:05 Drop the Sir. I am Henry. Henry Parker.
2:08 Nice to meet you Mr. Parker. I am James Smith.
2:12 Welcome to our company James.
2:20 Hi Chris. I am Kelly. I’ll be assisting you with your training assignment.
2:25 Good to meet you Kelly. So where should we start?
2:28 Well, you’ve gotta learn about our practices. We have rules for everything in this company, you know.
2:34 Oh. That’s interesting.
2:36 Don’t worry, I am just talking about the rules for handling customers.
2:40 We like to make sure that our customers are happy in here.
2:44 I know what you mean Kelly. I’ve been in customer support myself in my last job.
2:49 Great! Then you should have no problems.
3:01 The word ‘scenarios’ means situations. It means a sequence of happenings or events.
3:08 When you explore a scenario, you discuss a situation that is possible.
3:17 To show someone around is to take him around a place and show him the important and relevant things.
3:23 When you show someone around in a company, you may take him to different departments and introduce him to people.
3:34 The Payroll is the record of the salaries and wages of the staff of a company.
3:44 The word practices in this situation refers to the rules of the organisation,
3:50 And the things people are supposed to do in response to certain incidents or situations.
4:00 The customer support department helps customers find solutions to their problems.
4:05 They manage customer complaints in order to reduce customer dissatisfaction.
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4:23 Bye! See you tomorrow!

10 English Expressions with the Words Night and Day

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How to Ask Permission - CAN, COULD, MAY, DO YOU MIND

source: English Lessons with Alex     2009年4月11日 Learn how to be a polite English speaker in this lesson. I explain how politeness, formality, and necessity are all important parts of asking permission, when using the following common words and expressions: CAN, COULD, MAY, and DO YOU MIND.

How to have a conversation about RELIGION in English

source: JamesESL English Lessons     2016年7月18日
Religion and beliefs are an important part of our lives, but talking about them can be difficult. If you're not careful, you might offend someone or even get into trouble. In this video, I'll teach you how to discuss religion politely so you can have respectful conversations in English and learn about other cultures. You'll learn vocabulary related to major religions and beliefs so you can discuss popular faiths intelligently. Most importantly, I'll teach you how to use open-ended questions that will help you develop conversations with people who have different beliefs. I'll talk about Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and others while discussing how people can identify as being religious, spiritual, orthodox, or non-practicing. I'll also explain the difference between of atheists and agnostics. The world is full of many cultures and beliefs. We all have so much to learn from each other, so take your English conversations to the next level by learning to discuss religion.
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15 spoken English phrases with IN and ON

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News Words: Genocide

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月30日
The meaning of this news word carries weight when used to describe horrific events.
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Speaking Practice Let's Learn English Lesson 13

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月5日
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How to use your dictionary to build your vocabulary

source: JamesESL English Lessons    2013年11月22日 Improve your vocabulary and really understand what you learn by simply using a paper dictionary. You will learn how to pronounce words, what their function is, how to modify them, and much more. You don't need me to spell it out for you... start improving your English vocabulary now! Watch the lesson, then take the quiz here:

English Suffixes | Learn English Vocabulary

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年11月2日
A suffix is a specific group of letters at the end of a word. It often indicates part of the meaning of the whole word. Knowing the most common suffixes will help you increase your English vocabulary.
There are 2 types of English suffix:
1) Inflectional suffixes are grammatical suffixes. They change the form of a word (example making a plural from a singular) but the basic meaning of the word does not change.
2) Derivational suffixes transform a word from one type of word (part of speech) to another, example from a verb to a noun. Derivational suffixes change the basic meaning of the word. I show you the most common ones in this video.

I advise you to use a good dictionary to check the meaning of all new vocabulary and to see the full list of all the English suffixes.
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Discussing Exam Results In English

source: Twominute English      2014年1月20日
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0:09 Hello dear viewer! Great to see you here.
0:12 One of the hardest times for us is when our results come out. Don’t you agree?
0:16 The anticipation, the waiting, finally when we see the score… It is a tiring period.
0:24 Whether they are good or bad, you feel better if you talk about it with someone.
0:29 This lesson will show you conversations that show how to discuss your results.
0:34 We’re sure you will relate them to your experiences.
0:40 After listening to the conversations, check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:45 Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!
0:51 Shall we get started now?
1:00 Hey Knuckle, you look really happy! What’s up?
1:04 Yup. I’m very happy! I got admission in the university.
1:08 You’re going to college?
1:10 You bet! I finally cracked it!
1:12 That’s great! Best of luck Knucks.
1:21 Yo man! I can’t believe you topped the class.
1:25 Me neither. I didn’t expect to come out first.
1:29 You’re smart buddy! You always get straight A’s.
1:33 Thanks. I guess it’s just a gift.
1:36 Sure is… Such a pity I didn’t get that gift.
1:40 Buddy, I think you’re pretty smart too. You just need to focus more on books and less on girls.
1:54 Why do you look so sad Rose?
1:57 Well, my result is out and I’m not happy with it.
2:01 How much did you score?
2:03 I got a C.
2:05 Well… It’s not a D you know.
2:08 C is terrible. I expected a B at least.
2:12 It’s alright girl! Just try harder next time.
2:21 Man, my parents are gonna kill me for this.
2:24 I don’t think so bro. You’re their only son.
2:27 Yeah! But I don’t think they want a son who fails his class.
2:31 That’s what’s bad about education. It puts too much pressure on you.
2:36 I know. I can feel it.
2:38 Good luck with your folks man. I gotta go now.
2:41 Yeah… Give me a call later.
2:43 Okay chief.
2:54 When somebody aces a test, he passes it with very good marks.
3:02 Flunking is failing a test! When you flunk a test, you’ve failed to pass.
3:12 When you’ve cracked a test, it means you’ve passed it.
3:21 When somebody scores straight A’s, it means this person is a good student and regularly gets an A in all the subjects.
3:31 Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new lesson tomorrow.
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10 Common English Expressions with CAN’T

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Discussing Advantages & Disadvantages

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2012年11月16日 Improve your academic and professional vocabulary instantly! Learn how to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of any subject or topic. Essential vocabulary for success at school, university, and work. An added benefit: you can take a quiz on this lesson here -

Food Vocabulary (French Loan Words in English)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk      2016年7月14日
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A la carte
In a restaurant, you have 2 options. Either you go for a buffet or a la carte. A la carte means to order individual dishes as per your liking from the menu.
A pe ritif
It is an alcoholic drink to stimulate appetite.
Bon apetit:
It is a salutation before eating your meal. If you are in a restaurant with your friends and family, you can say ‘bon apetit’ before everyone begins their meal.
The actual meaning of this is kitchen. In English, we use this word to describe the style or manner of food. Various cuisines are Indian cuisine, Italian cuisine, Chinese cuisine.
Means tossing and frying vegetables. It is one of the styles of cooking.
A wine waiter/steward. These are specifically who serve wine.
It’s a dish prepared by beating eggs.
A judge of fine food is called ‘goumet’. We have gourmet meals, gourmet kitchen. When we talk about gourmet meals, we talk about exotic and fancy meals.
Is a substitute of butter. It looks like butter but it is made of vegetable oil.
The actual meaning is an outdoor meals.

News Words: Encryption

source: VOA Learning English     2016年7月7日
This week's word is important in the debate about the good and bad sides of technology.
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Let's Learn English Speaking Practice Lesson 12: Meet My Family

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English in a Minute: At the Drop of a Hat

source: VOA Learning English    2016年6月13日
Taking off your hat can be a sign of respect. But what does it mean if someone does something "at the drop of a hat?" Find out in this week's English in a Minute!
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Learn English: 3 easy ways to get better at speaking English

source: JamesESL English Lessons       2013年12月7日
There are easy ways to learn English, and here are 3 methods NOT taught in language schools or textbooks. These methods are fun, fast, and easy to learn! You will learn how to make studying English easier, and learn how to spend less time studying. Take this lesson and learn the secrets to getting better in English right now.

Shopping English - Talking About Rising Price

source: Twominute English    2014年1月18日
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0:14 Hello! Good to see you, dear viewer. Today we’ll looking on the topic of inflation.
0:20 No one likes when prices go up.
0:22 So we wanna make sure that we know how to express ourselves conversations.
0:28 We'll be looking at some other people's conversations about the topic of inflation.
0:32 And we hope to increase your vocabulary.
0:35 Remember to practice the lines by pausing the video at any point and repeating when you've just heard!
0:40 This will help to increase your English fluency.
0:50 I spent over $200 on gasoline this month.
0:53 Gosh! That’s too much! Where have you been wandering around?
0:58 Nowhere! Same old schedule travelling from office to home. Maybe an odd trip.
1:05 You gotta find a solution! You’ll be spending all your money on fuel.
1:10 Yeah! I’ve been thinking about it. Maybe I should get a LPG kit installed.
1:15 Yeah! You could... It would save you some money.
1:26 I just saw the groceries list, Reese. Why’re you buying enough for the entire month?
1:32 We always do that. Don’t we? It saves us money.
1:36 Yeah, but aren’t we going on a week-long trip this month? All this food is going to be wasted.
1:42 Well Reese… I hate to break it to you dear.
1:46 Break what? What’s going on?
1:48 We can’t go on the trip. I just got a mailer from the holiday planners. They’ve raised their prices and we can’t afford it anymore.
1:57 What? No way! This.. This is crazy. It was $1,500 just last week!
2:05 Well, now it’s $1,800. Let’s wait till next month.
2:17 Hey, Troy! How are you doing?
2:20 Good. You tell me?
2:22 Well buddy... we live in the neighborhood, and our offices are right nearby, so I was thinking of something...
2:30 Yeah? Tell me.
2:33 You know about the gas prices. They’re going up all the time.
2:37 I think we should start a carpool. Sometimes we take my car, and sometimes yours.
2:44 Hey! That’s a great idea! And it’s environment friendly too. Let’s start from tomorrow.
2:51 Fantastic!
2:59 I think I’m going to get a new job.
3:01 Why? What’s wrong with this job?
3:04 I love this job. Being an artist is my calling, but I can’t afford it anymore because it’s not paying my bills.
3:12 Oh! I am sorry to hear that buddy, but I know what you mean. What are you planning to do?
3:18 I am a trained plumber. Going to take that up again. It pays better.
3:23 Good luck pal.
3:34 Inflation is the continuous rising of prices in the market.
3:43 ‘Break it to you’ means to deliver some news or information to someone.
3:48 You can use it to deliver both good and bad information.
3:56 When some people group together and travel by one car instead of traveling by their separate cars, it’s called carpooling.
4:03 and the group is a carpool. People do it to save money and reduce pollution.
4:14 When something is your calling, it’s your true desire or destiny.
4:18 It’s something that you were created or destined to do. Your calling is your one passion in life.
4:26 Thank you so much for watching today's video. Do make sure you'd come back tomorrow,
4:31 Because we have brand new lesson ready for you then. Thanks and bye!

Pronunciation - Words Starting With W

source: Espresso English    2014年10月15日
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Expressing ability with CAN, COULD, BE ABLE TO

source: English Lessons with Alex     2009年3月31日 In this English grammar lesson, I look at how to use "can", "could", and "be able to", when talking about ability. I explain which term is appropriate, depending on if you're talking about the past, present, or future.

School Items | Vocabulary Practice

source: Mark Kulek     2016年6月29日

Lesson 11: This Is My Neighborhood

source: VOA Learning English     2016年5月25日
Anna has many things to do. She needs to go to the library, post office, bank, and store. Marsha helps her find these places in their neighborhood.
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Speaking Practice Let's Learn English Lesson 11

source: VOA Learning English     2016年6月5日
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Learn English - Travel Vocabulary

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2013年12月20日 Learn important, basic words you will need when you travel. Knowing a little English vocabulary can help a lot when you are travelling. Whever you are going in the world, you can almost always find someone who speaks some English. I'll teach you how a "tourist attraction" is different from a "tourist trap". What about "sight seeing"? Do you know what an "itinerary" is? Do you have your travel documents? Get ready for your English to take flight!

Accent Training : Lesson 02 - Pronunciation of Vowel sounds /i/ and /I/

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2013年1月13日
Accent Training Lesson 02 : Pronunciation of Vowel sounds /i/ and /I/
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Office English - How to talk to your subordinates

source: Twominute English    2014年1月14日
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0:14 Hi there! Glad to see you, dear viewer. Many of us work in offices and have subordinates reporting to us.
0:20 We need to give them tasks, get reports, give feedback and communicate with them about a lot of other things.
0:27 It’s hard, isn’t it?
0:28 But don’t worry, you can improve your office communications if you practice.
0:33 So in this lesson we will see conversations related to offices and talking to subordinates.
0:39 Do listen to them all, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:43 Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!
0:49 Let’s get it started now!
0:58 Excuse me Kate. You have a minute?
1:00 Sure, Sir. What can I do for you?
1:02 I just want to update you about the new project we’ve been assigned.
1:05 But the previous one isn’t finished yet.
1:08 Yes, I know. You told me it’ll be done by the next weekend, so we’ll start working on the next one after that.
1:14 Okay, I am worried about delays though.
1:17 Don’t worry Kate, I saw the status, this one’s almost done. You’ll finish it comfortably.
1:29 Check your mail Luke. You’ve got a new assignment.
1:32 I saw that. It involves a lot of traveling. Is there a deadline?
1:36 In fact there is… You gotta give me the finished report by 12th Jan.
1:40 That gives me 10 days to finish it.
1:42 Yes. Enough time I am sure.
1:44 Yes Sir. Enough time. Don’t worry, I’ll sort it out.
1:55 Alright! I saw this month’s performance charts. You’ve been doing pretty good lately.
1:59 Thanks! That telephone marketing training I got has helped a lot.
2:03 Yeah! I guess it worked. Mark my words, if your conversions continue to be this high, you’re all set to be the team leader next quarter.
2:12 It feels good to hear such words.
2:14 I bet it does. Just stay focused. If you need anything just let me know.
2:25 What’s wrong with you Kate?
2:27 What happened Luke? Did I do something wrong?
2:29 The financial report you sent me last night has a number of silly mistakes.
2:33 The expenditures have been posted to wrong accounts, and the balance sheet is incorrect.
2:37 Is that so? But I spent the entire afternoon correcting all the issues.
2:42 I made sure there were no mistakes. Looks like I mailed you a wrong copy.
2:47 Are you kidding me? You didn't check the document before pressing that send button?
2:51 I was working late night yesterday and I wasted an hour finding errors in that balance sheet.
2:56 Luke, I’m really sorry! Please give me a minute, I’ll send you the correct copy.
3:10 When you update someone about something, you tell them about something new that has happened.
3:20 Sort it out is an idiom which means to fix something, or resolve an issue.
3:24 When you say you will sort out some pending work, it means you will find a way to finish it.
3:33 The deadline is the date on which you need to submit the finished work.
3:42 When you say ‘mark my words’ you want the listener to pay importance to what you are saying.
3:52 When you’re focused, you are concentrating on the work. To stay focused is to continue being concentrated.
4:04 Posting is an accounting term. It means to make a record of a financial transaction in your accounting system.
4:12 Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new lesson tomorrow.
4:16 We’d like you to come back and check it out!
4:18 See ya around!