Improve Your Vocabulary: 50+ Shades of Colors in English!

source: EnglishLessons4U     2016年11月28日
Are your walls white, or eggshell white? Is your car blue, or electric blue? You already know your basic colors in English, now let's take them to the next level! Today, you'll learn the shades of colors. I'll explain them and you'll get to see them on screen. We mostly take these names from things around us, like foods, drinks, animals, and machines. This video is especially important if you're buying paint, are interested in art, or work in any area of design. It'll also help you communicate more clearly and fluently in English. Listen carefully and you'll ace the quiz! What's your favourite color? Tell me in the comments, and don't just say 'black'!

# red: crimson, wine, geranium, cherry
# black: ebony, onyx, raven, sable, night shade
# purple: lavender, lilac, mauve, violet, amethyst
# orange: cantaloupe, carrot, marigold, tangerine
# green: avocado, lime, chartreuse, jade, kelly, sage
# blue: sapphire, navy, baby, sky, indigo, cobalt, azure
# yellow: amber, blonde, gold, lemon, sunshine
# pink: salmon, rose, blush, peach, coral
# white: frosted, milk/cream, alabaster, pearl

Phrasal verbs with AWAY

source: MrSkypelessons     2016年11月29日
Here is an English lesson on some of the most common phrasal verbs which contain the preposition AWAY. Answer the following questions:

When you are bored on a rainy Sunday, how do you like to while away the hours?
Have you ever whisked off your partner for a romantic weekend? Where did you go?
What kind of expenses chip away at your finances?
Do you think we should do away with any laws? Which ones?
If one of your friends asked you to put them up for a few months, would you turn them away?
Do you tend to shy away from your responsibilities?
If you knew that the Earth was doomed to catastrophe, what would you start to squirrel away?
There are more lessons on my youtube channel, and on my website.

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Talking about 'SEX & PEOPLE' - Advanced English Lesson ( Intermediate ESL)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk 2016年11月25日
In this Advanced English lesson, Ceema is going to teach some new vocabulary relating to sex and people.. Well we have your attention already because of the topic. Um...well the reason why ths English lesson topic is brought up because sex and people a really big deal, right? Well there are some people who indulge in too much of sex, there are some people who indulge in normal to moderate sex and there are some crazy people who indulge in no sex at all. We have certain words that we use to describe such people. There are different kinds of people relating to their sex appetite, so let's look at a few of these words and see how we can apply them.

Easy: This word is used mainly for females. A girl is called easy when she is ready for sex easily. So someone who is open to having sex easily, is called easy.

Tight: also called tight assed. A tight person is inhibited in sexual matters. A person who is conventional and doesn’t given in easily.

Hard to get: A person who pretends that he/she doesn’t want to get involved. They make the other person chase them.

Slut/Whore: A prostitute or a commercial sex worker
Frigid: A person who is sexually unresponsive.

Bang worthy: Someone who is attractive and hot, usually enjoys one night stand.

Man whore: is a guy who sleeps around just like a whore does.

Casanova: A Casanova is a person who is a sweet and a smooth talker. He knows how to charm women to get them in bed.

Boy toy: a person who gives a woman sexual pleasure after her break up.

Sadist: someone who enjoys inflicting pain on others, sometimes in a sexual sense

Cougar: A woman who pursues younger men
Paedophile: A person who likes to indulge in sexual activities with children.

Incest: A person who indulges in sexual relation with close family members.

Kinky: Kinky is used for anything that is unusual and not normal. So, a person with unusual sexual behaviour is called kinky.

CNN Student News - November 29, 2016 | Ohio State University: Attacker k...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月28日
An attack at Ohio State University, the Cabinet choices of the U.S. president-elect, and a look at how war could be waged in space are all covered this Tuesday.
Our first stories this Tuesday include an attack at Ohio State University, the Cabinet picks by the U.S. president-elect, and the challenge that the Middle East poses to the U.S. We're also looking at how a war in space could affect people on the ground -- and how the U.S. is on guard against attacks in orbit.
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General Talking in English ★ English Speaking Practice For Beginner - Lesson 1.

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年10月19日
General Talking in English ★
Maybe or Perhaps
Thank you
Thanks very much
Thank you very much
You're welcome
Don't mention
Not at all
➤ Saying hello and goodbye
Good morning
Good afternoon
Good evening
See you!
See you soon!
See you later!
Have a nice day!
Have a good weekend!
➤ Getting someone's attention and apologising
Excuse me
No problem
It's OK or that's OK
➤ Making yourself understood
Do you speak English?
I don't speak English
I don't speak much English
I only speak very little English
I speak a little English
Please speak more slowly
Please write it down
Could you please repeat that?
I understand
I don't understand
➤ Other basic phrases
I know
I don't know
Excuse me, where's the toilet?
Excuse me, where's the Gents?
Excuse me, where's the Ladies?
➤ Things you might see
Emergency exit
Occupied or Engaged
Out of order
No smoking
No entry

Sports and the verbs 'play' 'go' and 'do'

source: Simple English Videos    2016年2月9日
Learn the verbs we use with different activities, along with the English names of lots of sports in this video.
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English Vocabulary - Appointments & Reservations

source: EnglishLessons4U    2009年5月31日 How do you make an appointment? This lesson is going to sort out any confusion you have about appointments or reservations.

Idiom 'A Bitter Pill' - Learn English Idioms with Easy Examples

source: Twominute English    2013年7月29日
'A bitter pill' is something which is difficult to accept. If it is 'a bitter pill', it is something which is unpleasant but it is bound to happen or to be accepted. In this English tutorial video you will learn about the meaning and use of this idiom. Let's learn from this video how this idiom is used.
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0:06 Let's learn how to use the idiom 'a bitter pill' in your conversations!
0:17 Linda, let's talk about the idiom 'a bitter pill'.
0:21 This idiom is used to define something which is unpleasant but inevitable.
0:26 That's right. It is something which must be accepted even if it is not going to be a good experience, or may cause grief.
0:34 The news of our defeat for instance, will be a bitter pill for our sports teacher.
0:40 Absolutely! 'A bitter pill' defines disappointment or humiliation.
0:45 Here's another example: it's a bitter pill for Peter that he hasn't been selected for the scholarship.
0:51 Poor Peter! We can also use the idiom as 'a bitter pill to swallow'.
0:57 ''A bitter pill'' is something which is hard to accept, which is difficult to endure.
1:03 You are correct. For me it'll be a bitter pill to swallow, if I cannot get admitted to St. Peters.
1:10 Hmmm...but if you move to Detroit, your mom and dad will be all alone at home. It'll be a bitter pill to swallow for them if you go away.
1:21 I have no worries about that.
1:24 My elder brother and sister-in-law are moving here from San Francisco for good!
1:29 Great news!
1:31 Yes Linda, it'll surely help me. Let's listen to some conversations now.
1:41 The environmental organisation has sued us, Wesley.
1:45 That's what I was afraid of; I warned Gary not to dump the debris in the lake.
1:50 We might lose our registration status with the Chamber of Commerce.
1:54 It's a bitter pill but that was inevitable. The chairman should've listened to me.
2:03 Hi Vera, where's your new car?
2:06 Oh! Don't even ask. My son drove it last night and hit a lamp post. It will cost me $3000 to have it fixed.
2:15 Wow! This gotta be a bitter pill to swallow!
2:19 Sure it is. Now I have to work overtime to come up with the money.
2:32 Linda, have you heard about the factory?
2:35 I heard they will shut down two plants.
2:39 Yes, including the one in our town. Many people will be laid off.
2:45 Wow, that's a bitter pill to swallow!
2:49 Especially if we're two of the unemployed!
2:53 We better get back to work and stay alert! I don't want to be chosen for the lay-offs.
2:59 Let's go!
3:05 The news of our defeat for instance, will be a bitter pill for our sports teacher.
3:18 It'll be a bitter pill to swallow for them if you go away.
3:28 It's a bitter pill but that was inevitable.
3:34 Wow! This gotta be a bitter pill to swallow!
3:43 It's a bitter pill for Peter that he hasn't been selected for the scholarship
3:55 Wow, that's a bitter pill to swallow!

Common English mistakes | They're, there and their

source: Crown Academy of English     2015年8月9日
Common mistakes in English are often made with the words "they're", "there" and "their". These words are difficult because they are all pronounced the same but they have different spellings and meanings. They are homophones.
"they're" is the contracted form of "they are".
"there" is an adverb of place and also an introducing subject.
Finally "their" is a possessive adjective used to describe who owns something.

There are some English exercises at the end of the video to test your understanding.
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3 common conversation mistakes

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2012年8月1日 One of the best ways to improve your conversation skills in English is to avoid mistakes that lead to confusion. This lesson will explain three common conversation mistakes and teach you how you can avoid making them.

Essential Job Vocabulary (Business English Course - Lesson 1)

source: Espresso English    2012年10月1日
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Let's begin by answering the question, "Where do you work?" This seems like a simple question, but there are many ways to answer it:
I work at...
I work in...
I work for...
I work with...
You're going to learn when to use each preposition, as well as some key English vocabulary regarding work and jobs.

How to talk about your friends

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2012年1月9日 Rebecca teaches the vocabulary of friendship in this lesson, aimed at giving you the right words, expressions, and idioms to describe your most important relationships. Test your understanding with the quiz at

Black Friday, Car Vocabulary & Christmas Trees

source: To Fluency     2016年11月26日
Black Friday is the day when products and services are on sale. I bought a French course as this is my goal for 2017. Learn about Black Friday here:
While I was in the car, I showed you different items inside and outside and explained what they were. Here is the vocabulary I used:
Steering wheel
Wing mirror
Blind spot
Gas / Accelerator
Gear stick
Bonnet / Hood
Boot / Trunk

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Forest Animals | It's a ... | English Speaking Practice | ESL | EFL

source: Mark Kulek      2016年11月23日
25 Short Simple Conversations
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Learn English from the News - Black Friday Sale Vocabulary

source: Espresso English    2016-11-28
Our sale of the English Power Pack starts tomorrow - Monday Nov. 28! Learn more here:
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1. kicks off
2. gearing up for
3. surpass
4. wrapping up
5. hiccups
6. on strike
7. a flood of orders
8. a wild card

CNN Student News - November 28, 2016 | Fidel Castro death: Donald Trump ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月27日
Reaction to the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a push to recount votes in several U.S. states, and the reinvention of the wheel are all featured today.
The death of a controversial world leader is where CNN Student News start today, bringing you two very different types of gatherings that followed the news. Afterward, we're explaining an effort to recount votes in several American states, and we're exploring how an Israeli company has reinvented the wheel.
Collection of videos by Student News:
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Student News Anchor: Carl Azuz.

Spoken English Conversation Practice

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年10月5日
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For and Since: Learn English with Simple English Videos

source: Simple English Videos    2016年1月26日
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English Vocabulary - Death and Dying

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2009年5月5日 Learn the words in English related to death and dying, with examples on how to use them properly.

English listening test - Shopping advice

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年2月1日
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Break Down - English Phrasal Verb Lessons

source: Twominute English     2013年7月31日
'Break down' is a phrasal verb. Such phrases have different meanings than what they mean literally. The meaning of this phrasal verb is to end a dispute successfully or to stop resisting something. It can also mean to start crying, remove an obstacle or even a machine malfunction. In this English tutorial video, you will learn about this phrasal verb and how to use it in your conversations.
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0:06 In this lesson, let's learn about the meaning and use of the phrasal verb ‘break down'.
0:18 Let's discuss the phrasal verb ‘break down' today.
0:23 I know a bit about it. ‘Break down' means crying.
0:27 You're right. When one is unable to control his emotions he or she may break down in tears.
0:34 However, ‘break down' can also mean a damage in a machine or a car when it stops working.
0:42 Funny you've mentioned it. My car broke down earlier today!
0:46 Ouch! Sorry about that, Nina. But ‘break down' also means to resolve something, ending a long dispute.
0:54 For example: ‘Finally the case broke down when Henry agreed to compensate'.
1:00 Yes, ‘break down' means solving a task. This phrasal verb also means an in-depth analysis of something, breaking something else into parts.
1:11 Exactly! A complex problem may be solved by breaking it down to a number of smaller steps or parts.
1:20 Absolutely! It means to divide into smaller parts or to separate.
1:24 But it also means to force someone to give up, to tell a secret or make make someone agree to do something.
1:31 Yeah! Like breaking up a terrorist group! That's breaking down something. Now, breaking down something also means to destroy or ruin it.
1:42 So many possibilities! We should listen to some conversations with examples now.
1:48 Great idea!
1:55 Ron, why don't you service your car?
1:58 I will do it in the evening.
2:01 It might break down any moment now.
2:03 Yeah, I know. My dad finally broke down and gave me some money to get it fixed.
2:09 Good for you!
2:17 Ron, can you look at this math problem?
2:20 Hmmm...linear algebra. It's always better to break down such problems into smaller steps.
2:27 Wow! You've always been so good in solving problems!
2:31 I wish I could be so quick with real life problems too. They break me down all the time.
2:38 Don't worry, Ron. These family matters are just a temporary bother.
2:50 Why so gloomy today, Candice?
2:52 Nothing much, I had to lock horns with my brother.
2:56 What happened?
2:57 He broke down the dog house.
3:00 Then?
3:02 Then what? He ruined it, so I broke down crying.
3:06 Sorry to hear it!
3:09 That's fine. He promised to build a new one today.
3:15 My car broke down earlier today!

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Learn English Expressions: What are binomials?

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)  2014年11月22日 In this lesson, you'll learn eight fun English expressions that will make your speech more interesting. First and foremost, I'll teach you what binomials are. Next, you'll learn two different types of binomials. These will help you to speak and understand English. Learning expressions is part and parcel of learning a language. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you can keep learning. Your English will improve by leaps and bounds!

Marketing Slangs & Jargons

source: Learn English with Let's Talk      2013年4月12日
Skyrocket: to go up suddenly (said of prices, sales, etc.)

Demographics: the characteristics of people in a certain group (such as their age, sex, income, education, location, etc.) used to determine where a product should be advertised.

Tie-up: a mutually beneficial promotion with another company.

Stuffer: a promotional flyer that is "stuffed" into an envelope or package along with other items.

Rebate: a partial refund offered when purchasing a product.

Elite customer: a name given to a frequent, high-spending customer who is offered
special discounts and shopping opportunities (such as shopping at special times, advance notice about sales, etc.)

Cash cow: a product (or project) that generates a continuous flow of money.

Cutting edge: the most technologically advanced.

Launch a product: to introduce and supply a product to stores

Line: products that are related to each other or within the same category.

Hype: excessive publicity and exaggerated claims about a product.

Hook: a marketing idea that attracts or "hooks" a potential buyer, an enticement.

20 Animal Idioms in English

source: Espresso English   2012年10月18日
Learn English idioms - 20 animal idioms in English, with definitions and explanations. Visit http::// for more English tips.

Writing in English - How to Start Any Letter

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2012年2月15日 Need to write letters in English? Rebecca shows you how to start any letter easily and correctly with a few useful expressions. No more wasted time! Take a quiz on this lesson at

CNN Student News with subtitles - November 24, 2016 | NBA`s 76ers Calling Player with D...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月23日
Unemployment and Youth Unemployment Causing Concerns in Japan, Middle East, North Africa, U.K. and United States; NBA`s 76ers Calling Player with Down Syndrome.
What's behind the unrest in three world capitals? Today's CNN Student News takes a look at developments in Kiev, Bangkok and Caracas. We continue our global coverage with a snapshot of unemployment levels around the world. And we deliver a Character Study of a young NBA team member.
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Thanksgiving Prep - English Vocabulary in Context - Language Notes 23

source: JenniferESL     2016年11月23日
Learn about the preparation that is done the day before Thanksgiving. Hear vocabulary in context!
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0:01 Introduction
0:17 Lesson title
0:24 Thawing the frozen turkey
0:47 Crimping pie crusts
1:38 Preheating the oven
1:48 Making the pie filling
2:35 Putting foil around the edges of the pie crust
2:49 Cornbread
3:14 The smells of food cooking
3:33 Why brownies?
4:05 Preparing the stuffing
4:48 Vegetable dishes
5:49 Bread crumbs
6:16 Getting out the good dishes
7:09 Cleaning the house
7:47 Lesson ending

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A VOA Learning English Thanksgiving

source: VOA Learning English    2016年11月23日
Anna and Jill cook up the perfect Thanksgiving meal and explain the meaning of Thanksgiving in the United States. It its celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
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"I used to" vs "I'm used to" - Learn English Grammar

source: Espresso English    2016年10月7日
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source: LearnAmericanEnglishOnline    2016年11月21日
How do you ask for the definition of a word? You can use the word "mean." This video can help you do that.

English Listening Practice Level 4 - Part 2 (Lesson 71 - 85)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年11月4日
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*Lesson 71 - 85*
71. The Expulsion of the Acadians - 00:07
72. The Florida Everglades - 03:48
73. The Great Walls of China - 07:01
74. The Internet - 09:55
75. The Planetarium - 13:06
76. Alexander Graham Bell - 15:35
77. The Story of Anne Frank - 18:52
78. Charlotte Church - 22:42
79. Christmas Holidays - 26:53
80. Garage Sales and Yard Sales - 31:00
81. Helen Keller - 34:24
82. Trial By Jury - 38:38
83. A Favourite Place - 42:46
84. Business Ethics - 46:40
85. Colonial Williamsburg - 50:22

Wait, Hope, Expect & Look forward to

source: Simple English Videos    2016年1月19日
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Pronunciation - How to make the 'R' sound in English

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!  2012年6月29日 Do you say light when you mean right? Do you have problems saying "r" in English? Watch this quick lesson and learn a small trick that will help you! This will be especially useful for Asian students.

Blow Up - Phrasal Verbs Lessons

source: Twominute English    2013年7月31日
The phrasal verb 'blow up' may mean a number of things. It may mean an explosion, to lose one's temper, to fill something with gas, or to begin an argument or a problem. Another meaning of this phrasal verb 'blow up' is also to become famous. In this video you will learn about the phrasal verb 'blow up' and how to use it in your conversations. Some sentences with the idiom are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice them at the end to build your fluency.
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0:18 The phrasal verb ‘blow up’ has several meanings.
0:22 It means to explode or an explosion. For example, the army blew up the bridge to trap the enemy’.
0:31 Right! ‘Blow up’ is a very versatile phrasal verb.
0:35 It also means to become angry suddenly. For example : Jim’s dad blew up when Jim took his car without permission.
0:44 To ‘blow up’ also means to fill something with air or gas, like blowing up a balloon.
0:50 That’s right. You can also use these words when you mean to enlarge a photograph or an image.
0:58 I see...this phrasal verb really has many different meanings.
1:03 There are more actually. To blow up also means to become famous or successful within a small period of time.
1:13 Alright! Will you also give us an example
1:17 For example: ‘Johnny Depp blew up as Jack Sparrow after Pirates of Caribbean hit the theaters’.
1:24 Okay, I get it now. But how about some conversations to learn better?
1:30 Yes. Good idea!
1:39 Our tent was blown out by the storm last night.
1:44 I saw that, it looks like it’s been blown up by a bomb.
1:47 What about the equipment? Is everything alright?
1:51 Nope! The camera lens is broken!
1:54 What?! John will blow up when he hears this.
1:59 Well, we’ll have to bear it. There’s nothing we can do.
2:08 Oh great! The tire is flat!
2:10 Don’t worry, Nathan. I always keep a foot pump in my car.
2:15 So, can i blow up the tire.
2:18 Sure it will!
2:26 You haven’t done a good job in retouching my photo. Clear up the age spots, please!
2:33 Yeah, let me blow up that portion and erase them.
2:37 Good, you’ll see the spots very clearly, if you blow it up.
2:47 ‘The army blew up the bridge to trap the enemy’.
2:59 ‘Jim’s dad blew up when Jim took his car without permission’.
3:10 ‘Johnny Depp blew up as Jack Sparrow after Pirates of Caribbean hit the theaters’.
3:25 I saw that, it looks like it’s been blown up by a bomb.
3:35 What?! John will blow up when he hears this.
3:46 So, can it blow up the tire?
3:54 Yeah, let me blow up that portion and erase them.
4:04 Good, you’ll see the spots very clearly, if you blow it up.

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Phrasal Verbs with SET: set up / in / on / to / aside / against / down...

source: English Lessons with Adam -    2016年3月26日
The verb "set" can mean many different things in English, depending on how you use it. In this lesson, you will build your vocabulary with phrasal verbs using the verb "set". We will look at expressions such as "set in", "set to", "set out", and more. The context of "set" can also change its meaning. For example, you will learn the difference between "setting up someone on a date" and "setting up someone for arrest". Set yourself up for success by watching this lesson and doing the quiz at

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Need to, have to, must - modals of necessity

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2012年2月13日 An important grammar lesson on the proper use of need to, have to, and must in English. Learn how to use these modals of necessity like native English speakers. I'll teach you when, how, and why to use them in this lesson. Then take a quiz at

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Confusing Words in English: Overview, Oversight, and Overlook

source: Espresso English    2012年10月27日
The English words overview, oversight, and overlook seem very similar -- but they actually have very different meanings! Learn the difference between these confusing words in English with definitions and examples.

How to write a check

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2011年12月26日 Protect yourself by learning the 6 steps involved in writing a check/cheque safely in English. Avoid common errors and pick up key banking vocabulary in this practical lesson. Test your understanding with the quiz at .

IT or THERE? (distinction between the use of 'IT' and 'THERE')

source: MrSkypelessons    2016年11月23日
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1) It is a pronoun
2) It + adjective + to + infinitive (or that)
3) It + be + time / distance / weather
4) It + help/hurt/pay + to + infinitive
5) It + feeling + object + to + infinitive (or that)
6) It + take + object + TIME (how long)
7) hate/love/like/can't stand/bear + IT + that/if/when
8) dislike/enjoy/understand/prefer + IT + /if/when
9) believe/consider/feel/find/think + IT + adjective + that

1) DEICTIC (There's my pen! There it is. He's over there)
2) EXISTENTIAL (There was a bank in the town centre)

There's no point in
There's no choice/alternative but to...
There's no denying that
There's no hope for
There's no need to
There's no question of
There's no chance of
There's no reason to

It's no longer...
It's no coincidence/surprise/secret/accident that
It's no good/use + _____ING

Business Idioms related to sports

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年11月23日
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One of the biggest areas is sports. If you want to use these Business English phrases, it would be useful to have an understanding of what they are and what they mean. This Business English lesson will cover idioms related to sports.

Kick off – to start
Example: Good Morning everyone. Shall we kick off the meeting then? (Football)
On target – making good progress and likely to achieve what has been planned
Example: It looks like we are pretty much on target with this project. (Archery)
Up to scratch – to be of a good standard
Example: I know we have a great team whose work is really up to scratch. (Track and Field)
Know the ropes – to be able to do something well
Example: Our new Sales Director has a lot of experience and really knows all the ropes. (Sailing)
Ballpark figure – a rough estimate
Example: Can you give me a ballpark figure on the total sales costs? (Baseball)
Jump the gun – to do something too soon, especially without thinking about it carefully
Example: We still have some costs to factor in and I don’t want to jump the gun. (Track and Field)
In pole position – to be in the best possible position
Example: We are in pole position to win the contract. (Motor Racing)
Neck and neck – to have the same chance of winning as someone else
Example: We are neck and neck with our competitors, so we really need to work hard to maintain our market share. (Horse Racing)
The ball in our court – to be in a position to make the next step
Example: We have done what we can, the ball is in your court now. (Tennis)
Take our eye off the ball – to make a mistake, especially by doing something carelessly
Example: We really cannot take our eye off the ball with this deal as it will be a real winner for us. (Football)

CNN Student News with subtitles - November 23, 2016 | Korean reunions for which some pe...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月22日
Ukraine as a Divided Country; Family Reunions for South and North Koreans; Loneliness Affecting People`s Health; John Glenn, Pioneer of U.S. Manned Space Program; Isaac Lufkin, Armless High School Football Player Getting Recognition from U.S. Presidents.
We also bring you a look at Korean reunions for which some people have waited a lifetime. Other topics covered this Friday include ways to address loneliness and an anniversary concerning John Glenn.
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Student News Anchor: Carl Azuz.

Have a Cold and Old Wives' Tales!

source: To Fluency     2016年11月22日
In this English lesson, you're going to learn what 'old wives' tales' means and learn vocabulary related to having a cold. You're also going to learn how to use the imperative to give advice.

I have a bit of a cold
blocked up nose
sore throat
old wives’ tale
feed a cold, starve a fever
boost your immune system
eat chicken soup
inflammation - see here:
pick up
you lose most of your body heat through your head
you should take a hat with you
it’s not going to completely cure you

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Listen and Hear

source: Simple English Videos    2016年11月22日
Learn about the verbs 'listen' and 'hear' and fix some common mistakes. Check the grammar and uses of these verbs and learn how hearing is an unconscious act while listening is intentional.
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English Listening Practice Level 4 (Lesson 1 - 70)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年10月11日
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*Lesson 1 - 70*
1. Come to the Fair – 00:06
2. Hiroshima – 04:17
3. Niagara Falls – 07:42
4. Cowboys – 10:59
5. George W. Bush Jr. – 15:59
6. Handel's "Messiah" – 19:42
7. Ireland – 23:17
8. Louisa May Alcott – 26:35
9. Niagara-On-The-Lake – 30:25
10. Newspapers – 37:08
11. Paul Kane, Frontier Artist – 38:06
12. Plains Indians – 42:41
13. Pocahontas and John Smith – 45:58
14. Remember The Alamo! – 49:30
15. Gribbio – 53:24
16. Summertime – 56:14
17. Telephone Systems – 59:22
18. Texas – 1:02:09
19. The Ford Pinto Case – 1:05:25
20. The Golden Man ? El Dorado – 1:08:46
21. The Grand Canyon – 1:13:09
22. The Niagara Park's Commission – 1:16:28
23. The Welland Canal – 1:19:53
24. Wal-Mart Stores – 1:23:21
25. Yellowstone National Park – 1:26:30
26. Student Newspapers – 1:30:16
27. Canadian Colleges and Universities – 1:33:20
28. Coffee and Donuts – 1:36:45
29. David Livingstone ? Medical Missionary – 1:39:54
30. Favourite Cookies – 1:44:49
31. Florence Nightingale – 1:47:59
32. Harriet Tubman – 1:52:15
33. Hernias Repaired Here – 1:56:05
34. Julie Andrews – 1:59:18
35. Potato Chips and Corn Chips – 2:02:20
36. The Stratford Festival – 2:06:11
37. The Two Cultures – 2:09:40
38. The War That Both Sides Won – 2:12:52
39. North American Death and Burial – 2:16:44
40. Anastasia and the Russian Revoluion – 2:21:03
41. Australian Origins – 2:25:07
42. Casa Loma – 2:29:08
43. Charlie Brown – 2:32:50
44. Conquering Lake Ontario – 2:36:26
45. Currier and Ives – 2:39:51
46. Death Valley – California – 2:43:15
47. Dr. Norman Bethune – 2:45:42
48. Ebenezer Scrooge – 2:49:28
49. Etiquette – 2:53:59
50. Gambling – 2:57:05
51. Gilbert and Sullivan – 3:00:06
52. Hawaii – 3:03:38
53. Henry Ford – 3:06:55
54. It Could Be a Whole Lot Better – 3:10:25
55. John Chapman : American Pioneer – 3:14:14
56. Las Vegas, Nevada – 3:18:29
57. Laura Secord – 3:21:40
58. Little House on the Prairie – 3:26:14
59. Mutiny!! – 3:31:32
60. North America's Rainforest – 3:35:31
61. Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia – 3:38:58
62. Prince Edward Island – 3:42:43
63. Public Transit – 3:47:05
64. Red-haired Ann – 3:51:29
65. Romance Novels – 3:55:31
66. Shopping at the Mall – 3:58:25
67. Stephen Foster ? American Songwriter – 4:00:43
68. Sunday Morning at Church – 4:04:38
69. Thanksgiving Day – 4:07:43
70. The Calgary Stampede – 4:11:24

How to sell features and benefits

source: Simple English Videos 2015年10月27日
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How to use PLAY, GO, DO for sports

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2009年3月29日 Learn which verbs we use with your favourite sports. PLAY, GO, and DO are used for different sports. In this lesson, you will find out how to know which one to use with each sport.

Inviting to a Wedding Anniversary Party

source: Twominute English    2013年5月7日
The wedding day is perhaps the most important day of our life next to the day we are born. It's one of the day we like to remember all throughout our life. Thus a wedding anniversary. Here in this video you will learn how to invite your friends, relatives and colleagues to a wedding anniversary.
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0:07 In this lesson, we will learn how to invite friends and relatives to a wedding anniversary.
0:18 Hi Susanne! How are you?
0:20 I am fine. What about you?
0:23 I am great! Peter and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary next week.
0:28 Oh great! Congratulations in advance!
0:33 Thank you very much, Susanne. So, can you come over for a small party? It's next week on Tuesday
0:41 Sure I can! Thank you for inviting me Merry.
0:49 Hello Aunt Merci. How is it going?
0:52 Oh Peter! It's all going fine. How are you?
0:57 I am fine too, Auntie. Merry and I have our wedding anniversary next week.
1:04 Oh yes! I almost forgot about that!
1:08 So, would you please come to our place next Tuesday?
1:12 Yes, I’ll be there Peter! Did you call up your uncle about it? He is at the office now.
1:19 I haven’t called him yet.
1:22 Don’t worry, I’ll tell him about it.
1:26 Thank you. See you both on Tuesday!
1:35 Hello Mr. Smith.
1:37 Hi Peter! How’s work?
1:39 It’s fine. Look, I just wanted to invite you to my wedding anniversary. It's on Tuesday.
1:46 Oh! That’s great! For how many years have you been married?
1:50 It’s been 10 years now. We’ll throw a small party. Can you join us?
1:56 I would love to Peter, but I might be flying to Colorado on Sunday.
2:01 Well, we’ll miss you if you can’t make it, but I understand.
2:06 I can make it if the trip gets delayed, Peter.
2:09 I hope you can!
2:16 Hey Brad, it’s party time!
2:19 Man, I have been partying all week! What is this one about?
2:25 Dude, it’s my anniversary next week.
2:28 Wow! That’s gonna be great! When’s the party?
2:33 It’s on Tuesday evening. I’ve been married for a decade.
2:37 I’ve invited all my good friends and relatives.
2:41 I’ll be there mate, and I will bring Samantha too
2:44 Of course! We want you both there with us!
2:49 Alright! See you then.
2:54 Peter and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary next week.
3:02 So, can you come over for a small party? It's next week on Tuesday
3:15 So, would you please come to our place next Tuesday?
3:23 I haven’t called him yet.
3:28 Thank you. See you both on Tuesday!
3:35 I just wanted to invite you to my wedding anniversary.
3:43 We’ll throw a small party. Can you join us?
3:50 Dude, it’s my anniversary next week.
3:57 I’ve invited all my good friends and relatives.

Slang in English: 'What the hell' and other HELL expressions

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2012年1月10日 The word 'hell' is used in many English expressions. Learn the multiple meanings of 'what the hell' and other common expressions like 'for the hell of it', 'like hell', 'to hell with it', 'when hell freezes over', and 'go to hell'. Take the quiz at

6 phrases in English using IT'S

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2011年10月28日 In this free English class, you'll learn six new idioms and phrases. Don't be shy! Watch it now. It's on the house!
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6 tips to ace a Job Interview

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2013年4月29日
A good Resume and a cover letter may have possibly given you that chance to give an interview. But once you're in there, you have less than probably half an hour to make your mark and set yourself apart from other qualified candidates for the job. So, preparing for the pre-interview, interview and post --interview stage is imperative. Here are a few basics you need to keep in mind,

1. Good appearance: Remember, first impression is the last impression. You definitely want to leave a lasting impression on your potential employer. You can begin by appearing good. Whatever your gender, you might want to stick to formal clothing. Yes, while you're at it, make sure they are comfortable, clean and well pressed. Guys can opt for a tie. Go with neutral or monochrome colors. Ditch the bright oranges, neon blues and the bright purples for another event!!! You might also want to do away with any body piercings you have. Girls, please tone down on the makeup! Always remember-Less is more!!!

2. Be punctual: Punctuality is one of the main pre-requisites for many hiring managers. Arriving punctually also reduces a great deal of stress. Don't be late, but then don't be too early either. Make sure you reach your interview at least 10-15 mins in advance. To do this, you need to make sure you have the correct address a day in advance of the interview. If you're driving, figure out the parking lot and the time it takes you to walk it to the nearest elevator. It could save you a good 10 minutes. If you are using the public transportation, make sure you keep record of the bus routes and train timings a day or two in advance.

3. Sell yourself: Believe it or not-"SELLING YOURSELF" is the part which will set you apart from all those other candidates. This means you carry your credentials with you-a copy of your resume to begin with. It's also a good idea to carry your work from the previous employment which includes appreciation emails from clients, thank you notes from customers, awards you've bagged, etc. It shows that you've taken the extra effort to make that mark. Show them how your skills will make your job easier for you.

4. Body Gestures: Now that you've finally arrived, you want to appear professional. I don't mean by what you wear, but how you conduct yourself. Your body gestures play a big part here. No matter what your attire is-when you enter, you must always wear a nice, BIG smile. Your handshake must be firm-not extra strong or weak and clammy. Always make eye contact-which shows that you are an honest person and you're one that accepts feedback. Make sure you don't turn your eye contact into an ugly glare which borders on threat. But then, don't completely look away from your interviewer which actually shows low self-esteem. Your sitting posture is very important-sit with your back erect-No body wants to hire a slouch. While speaking, make sure you have open hand movements or gestures which show that you're a person who is easily approachable. Don't folds your arms which give you a closed and reserved look.

5. Ask questions: Asking the right questions is very important. These questions mainly help you clear your doubts or apprehensions about starting a new job. It could be questions related to the company (its policies, corporate ethics, pay structure, etc) or the job itself so that you're aware of the specific skills involved. This shows your interest in being a part of the organization. Questions relating to the job also show that you want to make sure you're an asset to the company by bringing in your skills-technical or communicative to do a good job while you're on board!

6. Follow up-No matter how the interview goes-always follow up! You can do this a week after the interview. Always thank your interviewer for the opportunity they gave you-no matter what the outcome is. The feed back they give you will always help you discern your strengths and weaknesses.

Common English Verbs: HAVE and HAVE GOT

source: Espresso English    2012年10月27日
There are two ways to make the negative form of the verb HAVE or HAS: Don't have / Doesn't have Haven't / Hasn't
When "have" is the main verb (meaning possession), then the negative form is "don't have / doesn't have."
When "have" is the auxiliary verb (like in the present perfect) then use "haven't / hasn't":
Either "have" or "have got" can be used when "have" is the main verb (in the case of possession):

CNN Student News with subtitles - November 22, 2016 | Tensions rise between China and H...

source: NEWS with Subtitles      2016年11月21日
Today on CNN Student News: Tensions rise between China and Hong Kong, we examine the plight of Christians in Iraq, and we explain why the Dead Sea is shrinking -- and what's being done about it.
Collection of videos by Student News:
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Student News Anchor: Carl Azuz.

Homelessness in New York City (Learn English from the News)

source: Espresso English    2016-11-22
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1. allocate
2. historic
3. homeless shelter
4. advocates
5. a magic bullet
6. evicted
7. spurred
8. banking on
9. came on board 

Social Media Buzz Words

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年11月21日
Do not forget to search #MichelleESL & like my Michelle’s Facebook page.

Meme - Memes are ideas that spread in the form of videos, pictures and text messages.
Viral – A topic or post that has been shared across a wide network of users over various social media platforms.
Thread – An individual conversational trail within a social media platform, forum or bulletin board, typically beginning with an original post and continuing with comments and conversation attached to that original post.
Blogosphere - The blogosphere is an imaginary atmosphere in which all the nattering bloggers chatter floats around. People say things like, “the blogosphere was abuzz with talk of the Elliot Spitzer scandal.”
Microblogging- Microblogging is writing really short blog posts. Twitter and Tumblr are good examples.
Hashtag - is a way to be involved in a conversation or help in searching a topic or term which originated on any of the social media websites. It serves the purpose of social tagging.

Common Social Media Hashtag Acronyms: 
#IDK – I Don’t Know
#TTYL – Talk To You Later
#FTW – For The Win (enthusiasm)
#BRB – Be Right Back
#TBT – Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is an Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook phenomenon that often refers to sharing a photo that recalls something from the past. For example, over Halloween, there were many photos of people posting pictures from costumes they used in prior years.
Trending- refers to something that is currently popular on a social media platform
Feed – is the news and updates from other users that a person follows on a variety of social media platforms, it appears on the home page.
Handle – Contrary to a door handle, a handle will refer to a person’s username on Twitter.

Questions and Answers (Speaking English Practice Conversation)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年11月8日
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1. At Home (1) - 00:07
2. At Home (2) - 00:51
3. My Favorite Photographs (1) - 01:41
4. Location (1) - 02:21
5. Location (2) - 03:17
6. Color (1) - 03:53
7. Color (2) - 04:39
8. No Questions - 05:07
9. Short Answer - 05:59
10. Telephone Call (2) - 06:51
11. What's A Grant? - 07:37
12. I'm Busy On Friday - 08:23
13. Bless You - 08:58
14. I Don't Feel Well - 09:38
15. Can You Help Me? - 10:20
16. Taking a Cab - 11:00
17. I Hate to Get Up - 11:41
18. A Hot Day - 12:17
19. Phone Out of Order (1) - 13:05
20. Phone Out of Order (2) - 13:53
21. Getting A Visa - 14:48
22. Employing a new member - 15:21
23. A Date (1) - 16:17
24. What did you do yesterday? - 17:35
25. Travelling by Air - 18:38
26. At the Customs - 19:49
27. A New Baby - 21:07
28. Is English Difficult? - 21:55
29. Washing His Car - 22:45
30. At the Restaurant - 23:25
31. When's the Baby Due? - 24:07
32. Bus Stop - 24:47
33. Gardening - 26:12
34. A Lazy Boy - 26:57
35. Can I Drive There? - 27:55
36. A New Dress - 28:40
37. A Picnic - 29:20
38. I'm Going Skiing - 29:58
39. Traffic Rules (1) - 30:34
40. Housework - 31:12
41. Oral Exams - 32:40
42. Would You Call me? - 34:28
43. Can I Let You Know? - 35:29
44. On the Phone-A Less Formal Call - 36:53
45. A Cup of Coffee - 37:36
46. How About a Drink? - 38:32
47. I Have a Sore Throat - 39:10
48. On Sale - 39:58
49. Not a Cloud in the Sky - 40:48
50. Cold and Windy - 41:34
51. It's Beginning to Snow. - 42:24
52. A House at the Shore - 43:23
53. A Soccer Game - 44:03
54. Not So Young - 44:47
55. Is She Single? - 45:37
56. To Buy a Birthday Present - 46:27
57. Telephone - 47:15
58. A Light Eater - 47:49
59. A Nice Flat (1) - 48:35
60. A Nice Flat (2) - 49:22
61. Afraid of Flying - 50:18
62. A Plane Reservation - 51:00
63. Getting Together - 51:38
64. How's Your New Job Going? - 52:30
65. We Eat a Lot - 53:26
66. I'll Take You - 54:20
67. We Must be Out of Them - 55:08
68. Doctor's Appointment - 56:18
69. Traffic Rules (2) - 57:10
70. Eating out - 58:15
71. To Buy a Bus Ticket - 58:59
72. On the Phone - 59:41
73. Operating Room - 1:00:51
74. A Car Loan - 1:01:43
75. A Cashier - 1:02:31
76. Settling Down - 1:03:19
77. Will You Get Some Bread For Me? - 1:04:14
78. Buying a Present - In a Jeweller's shop - 1:05:00
79. Buying a Present - In a Toy Shop - 1:06:06
80. Making a Reservation - 1:07:21
81. Ready to Go - 1:08:43
82. An Interesting Movie - 1:09:35
83. In the Bus - 1:10:27
84. A New Job - 1:11:21
85. A Date (2) - 1:12:53
86. Smoking - 1:14:10
87. A Death - 1:15:14
88. A Birth - 1:16:18
89. A Coincidence - 1:17:10
90. How have you been? - 1:18:34

Bring vs Take + Wrapping Up Warm

source: To Fluency    2016年11月21日
Bring vs Take + Wrapping Up Warm: In this lesson, you'll get a great example of the difference between bring and take and also how to use the phrasal verb: wrap up.

5 English Phrases for Your Best American Thanksgiving Ever

source: Go Natural English     2016年11月21日
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Meeting and Greeting a Visitor

source: Simple English Videos      2015年8月18日
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English Pronunciation - CAN & CAN'T

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!  2009年3月20日 The pronunciation of "can" and "can't" in English is difficult to both hear and speak. In this lesson, I'll show you the simple trick to mastering this! You CAN do it!

Expressing Negative Emotions

source: Twominute English     2013年8月1日
We all go through a lot of emotions in our daily lives, some are negative and some are positive. If you find it difficult to express your negative emotions to your friends and relatives, then this lesson will help you out. In this lesson, you will learn some phrases that can be used to express negative emotions with conviction.
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0:06 In this lesson we will learn the phrases that you can use to express your negative emotions to your friends and loved ones.
0:20 Gosh! My tooth has been killing me.
0:23 You might have a cavity. You should go to the dentist as soon as possible.
0:27 No way. I'm afraid of seeing the dentist. I always get a bad feeling. I try to avoid it like the plague.
0:34 Come on. Don't be a chicken! It won't be that bad!
0:39 I'm not a chicken! But I'll do anything to stay away from a dental clinic.
0:43 Even let the cavity eat your whole tooth?
0:47 Dentists scare me more than the cavity.
0:50 You can't be serious!
0:59 Hey, you look very upset. What's going on?
1:02 I'm anxious about the final exams. I don't know if I can pass them.
1:07 Aren't you studying?
1:09 I am! But I don't take exams well. I always panic.
1:13 Well, don't worry too much. You still have three days ahead.
1:17 Yeah, but three days aren't enough to cover the entire syllabus. These days will be gone in the blink of an eye.
1:24 I think the best thing to do now is try to remain calm.
1:34 What's happening between your girlfriend and you? You guys fight all the time these days.
1:39 What are you saying?
1:41 Well, the whole office is talking about it. Why do you fight in public places?
1:47 I can't stand her anymore. She's a crazy woman. Even a bit of friendly advice sets her off.
1:53 So, what did you tell her?
1:56 I told her she had to stay away from the new assistant manager. He's not a nice guy to hang around with.
2:02 She thought I was being jealous of her friendship with him. Can you believe that?!
2:06 Well, I can. You do sound a bit jealous.
2:11 And you sound like her!
2:18 Why were you oddly looking at him while he was talking?
2:23 Well, I'm sure he lied to me about last night. I was trying to read his face.
2:28 Why do you say that?
2:30 He wasn't looking at me while talking. I'm sure he was hiding something.
2:35 Well, you shouldn't be so suspicious of people. Just relax and stop thinking that there's always something wrong!
2:44 Perhaps you're right. Maybe I think too much about things.
2:51 No way. I'm afraid of seeing the dentist.
2:58 I always get a bad feeling. I try to avoid it like the plague.
3:08 Dentists scare me more than the cavity.
3:16 I'm anxious about the final exams.
3:25 But I don't take exams well. I always panic.
3:35 I can't stand her anymore.
3:40 Even a bit of friendly advice sets her off. Can you believe that?!
3:53 He wasn't looking at me while talking. I'm sure he was hiding something.

TOO and ENOUGH | Use and meaning in English

source: Crown Academy of English     2015年6月21日
Both "too" and "enough" describe the degree of something. We can use them both to modify adjectives, adverbs and nouns. There are plenty of examples and explanations in the lesson.
You will also learn the rules of where to position "too" and "enough" with respect to the word they are modifying.
I briefly explain the difference as to how we use "too many" to modify countable nouns and "too much" for uncountable nouns.
There are several English exercises at the end of the lesson to test your understanding.
Countable and uncountable nouns:
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Polite English - Why do we use "would"?

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2011年9月26日 Would you like to learn why it is polite to use "would" in English? In this lesson for advanced students, you will see how using the past tense of will in a question shows respect for the person you are speaking to.
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5 English Expressions with the Word CALL

source: Espresso English    2012年10月27日
Learn common English expressions with the word "call." "Call it a day" means to stop doing something (especially working) because the work is complete or because no more progress is being made.

Vocabulary: Shopping in a mall

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2012年1月25日 Save time and energy finding what you need at a shopping mall by watching this useful lesson. Learn the key vocabulary to describe different kinds of stores and services. Then take the quiz at !

What to do about fake news articles?

source: Espresso English      2016年11月16日
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1. in the wake of
2. under fire
3. misleading
4. reluctant
5. neutral
6. critics
7. bar
8. play down

English @ the Movies: 'The Cost of Doing Business'

source: VOA Learning English    2016年11月18日
Our English @ the Movies phrase today is "the cost of doing business." The movie is "The Accountant." It is about a man who is helping criminals with their finances. Watch our story so you can find out what "the cost of doing business" means.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - November 21, 2016 | Black Friday Deals & Sales | How ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月20日
The growing problem of "fake news", the landslides occurring in New Zealand, America's newest weather satellite, and Black Friday sales are all explored today.
How to avoid "fake news", how a farmer rescued his cows after the ground collapsed around them, and how a new satellite could change the way we see weather: These are three of the topics we're covering today. The past, present and future of Black Friday sales are also explored.
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Student News Anchor: Carl Azuz.

Talking About Tea and Coffee and What I Have First Thing in the Morning

source: To Fluency     2016年11月18日
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I drink pu-erh (a type of black tea), green tea, and mushroom coffee.
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BBC 6 Minute English | THE SUN | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月12日

0:05 Hello, Neil, and what a glorious sunny day it is today.
0:07 Not a cloud in the sky!
0:09 Spring is definitely here!
0:10 Now, Neil, you’re a bit of a sun worshipper, aren’t you?
0:14 You like sunbathing…
0:15 I do indeed!
0:16 I love sitting in my deckchair in the garden, catching some rays…
0:20 Hmm, yes, you look a bit orange actually.
0:22 Are you sure that tan's not fake?
0:24 Very cheeky, Rob, very cheeky…
0:26 Now the reason I mentioned sunbathing is because we’re discussing the sun in this programme.
0:31 Yes, that’s right.
0:32 The sun is our nearest star – although it’s a staggering 150 million kilometres away.
0:40 Earth is one of nine planets that orbit – or circle around – the sun.
0:44 And life on Earth couldn’t exist without its warmth and light.
0:49 And we should mention… the sun is absolutely massive.
0:53 Its volume is so large you could fit a million Earths inside it.
0:58 That’s amazing!
1:00 It’s also incredibly hot.
1:03 Hotter than anything you could imagine.
1:05 So Neil, can you answer this question: How hot is the surface of the sun?
1:11 Now I’ll help you out by telling you that the sun’s core – that’s the centre – is
1:16 a blistering five million degrees Celsius.
1:20 But how hot is the sun’s surface?
1:23 Is it ... a) 1.5 billion degrees Celsius
1:26 b) 1.5 million degrees Celsius or c) 5500 degrees Celsius
1:33 Hmm.
1:34 I have no idea.
1:36 They all sound quite warm to me.
1:38 But … I think it must be a bit cooler than the core.
1:42 So I’m going to go for 1.5 million degrees.
1:46 Okay.
1:47 Well, we'll find out if you're right or wrong later on.
1:50 But now let’s listen to Professor of Solar Physics Louise Harra to discover what the
1:56 sun is made of.
1:58 It’s just a big ball of gas.
2:01 And we measure it… it’s made mostly of hydrogen.
2:04 So it’s roughly 90% hydrogen, it’s maybe 8% helium, and the rest of it’s made up
2:10 of things like iron, carbon, oxygen, nickel.
2:14 So the main gas is hydrogen, which accounts for 90% of the sun’s matter.
2:20 Now, 'matter' means what something is made of.
2:24 And hydrogen creates all the sun’s energy.
2:28 Heat and light energy is created all the time in the sun’s core as a result of gas explosions
2:33 or nuclear reactions.
2:36 And this bit is hard to believe – it takes a hundred thousand years for this light energy
2:42 to travel from the sun’s core to the sun’s surface.
2:45 But once it reaches the sun’s surface – the photosphere – it can escape.
2:51 In fact, it takes only eight minutes for light energy from the sun to reach the Earth.
2:56 Scientists these days are able to see the photosphere in fantastic detail using powerful
3:03 telescopes.
3:04 Though Galileo observed dark spots on the sun through his telescope several hundred
3:08 Which brings us on to another question: How old is the sun?
3:13 Well, I happen to know that it came into being around four and a half billion years ago.
3:20 Did you study solar physics at university, Neil?
3:22 No, just… you know, just general knowledge.
3:25 Well, the sun came into being – or was created – a very long time ago!
3:30 We’re going to hear now from Professor of Physics, Yvonne Elseworth.
3:34 What does she say about how long the sun is going to stay the same?
3:39 In terms of its current lifestyle it’s here for as long again, so we’re about half way
3:44 through.
3:45 And then it becomes a different sort of star – it becomes a giant star and that’s probably
3:49 curtains for us, actually.
3:51 It’ll get a bit warm, a bit toasty, and we’ll get enveloped in the sun, and it won’t
3:57 be nice...
3:58 So the sun is going to stay the same for another four and a half billion years.
4:04 But the professor also says that the sun will change.
4:08 When it becomes a giant star, it will becurtains for our planet – and ‘curtains’ means
4:14 the end, I’m afraid!
4:16 Yes, it does.
4:17 And as a giant star, the sun will get hotter – it will make the Earth toasty.
4:22 Now, toasty usually means hot in a nice way.
4:25 That’s right – for example, my toes are warm and toasty in my new slippers.
4:30 But in reality the giant sun will make the Earth unbearably hot.
4:36 It will surround – or envelop – our planet and burn it up.
4:40 Well, I’m glad we’re not going to be around when that happens.
4:44 Now, remember at the beginning of the show I asked you how hot the sun’s surface is?
4:51 Is it a) 1.5 billion b) 1.5 million or c) 5500 degrees Celsius?
4:59 And I said 1.5 million…
5:01 It’s way too hot, I’m afraid you were wrong.
5:03 The answer is actually 5500 degrees Celsius.
5:08 But still, if you’re planning on visiting the sun, remember to take your sunglasses
5:12 and plenty of sunscreen!
5:14 Now, before we go, it’s time to remind ourselves of some of the vocabulary that we’ve heard
5:20 today.
5:21 Neil.
5:22 orbit massive
5:27 core energy
5:30 matter photosphere
5:38 come into being curtains for something
5:45 toasty envelop

Sympathetic and Nice

source: Simple English Videos 2015年7月21日
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Borrow, Lend, Rent, Use

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2009年3月2日 This lesson teaches you how to these words properly in English: borrow, lend, rent, and use. Students often confuse these words. I explain which word to use where!

Vegetables names in English

source: Twominute English    2013年8月2日
Do you know the name of your favorite vegetable in English? In this fun lesson we will learn the names of several popular vegetables in the English language.
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0:16 Beetroot has lots of vitamins
0:30 Broccoli is very good for health
0:43 Cabbage is used in salads and sandwiches.
0:57 Rabbits love to eat Carrots.
1:11 Cucumber is great in salad
1:23 People make French fries using Potatoes.
1:36 Garlic is used in breads and pizza sauce
1:50 Ginger tea is delicious! Yum...
2:04 Green chillies are very spicy
2:18 Mushrooms are shaped like an umbrella
2:31 Cutting onions brings tears to your eyes.
2:45 We carve faces in pumpkins on halloween
2:59 Radish is used to make salads and curries
3:14 Chilly sauce is made from red chillies
3:27 Spinach makes you strong and tall
3:42 Spring Onions are used in Chinese fried rice
3:53 This is Sweet Corn Cob
3:57 Steamed sweet corn is very healthy
4:11 Sweet potatoes are yummy when roasted
4:24 Tomato ketchup is made using tomatoes.

Grammar Mistakes - GROW or GROW UP?

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2012年9月3日 The plant grows or grows up? I grew in Toronto or I grew up in Toronto? Is there a difference between grow and grow up? This lesson will explain what these words mean in English and when we use them, so you won't make this common mistake again. Take a quiz on this lesson here:

JECT - eject, object, reject, subject, and more!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2011年4月12日 In this lesson I use the vocabulary pyramid lesson to show you different words are built from the root 'JECT' -- words like eject, object, subject, interject, deject, subjected, and more. After you've watched the lesson, take the free quiz at