How to talk about sports in English

source: JamesESL English Lessons 2012年12月3日 Do you like sports? Do you know the difference between playing "Call of Duty" and training in sports? With just a little study and practice you'll be able to play with the pros...or at least talk about it.

Talking About Money - Learn English Quickly

source: Twominute English    2013年5月9日
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0:01 Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:07 In this lesson, we will learn phrases you may use when talking about money.
0:18 Do you have change for a dollar?
0:20 Consider yourself lucky, old chap. I do. Why do you need it?
0:25 I need some change for the bus. They never have change and I always have to waste my time asking other passengers.
0:33 All right. How do you want it?
0:35 A couple of quarters and five dimes would be great.
0:40 Here is it. I hope that’s enough.
0:43 Yes. I’m sure it is. Thank you so much.
0:52 Oh! Great! Just what I needed!!
0:56 What happened, Stella?
0:58 I lost another dollar in the vending machine. This stupid machine is always out of order.
1:04 Oh. I’m not at all surprised. It’s happened to me too, a number of times.
1:09 This machine eats money like a hungry teenager eats hamburgers. We should make a complaint to the management.
1:16 You are right. I think for now we should put a sign on it so that the same thing doesn't happen to others.
1:28 Great! I forgot my wallet at home.
1:31 It’s okay. I’ll treat today.
1:34 No. Let me check in my bag. I think I have some money in there.
1:39 It’s all right, Bercy.
1:40 Here it is. I’ve only got 10 dollars. I’ll have to owe you the rest.
1:46 Don’t be silly. You might need this money to get home. I’m sure this is all you’ve got for now.
1:52 Let me get this check. You can treat next time.
1:55 I feel so bad. I don’t know how I forgot to bring my wallet.
2:00 That's absolutely fine. It happens.
2:09 Hey! Long time, no see! Let’s eat out tonight!
2:13 Did you get promotion or something?
2:16 No, I just want to have a good time. You don’t need a promotion or a special occasion to have a nice, quiet dinner with a friend.
2:25 Well, I can't take you out tonight. I’m kind of broke and cannot afford any fancy dinners, at least for another week.
2:33 Really? Why didn't you say something?
2:38 Why should I? I’m only telling you now to explain why I can’t go out with you.
2:43 Well, come on! I still want to go out for dinner tonight, and it’s on me.
2:50 Really? I hope you feel like having a good time everyday!
2:58 Do you have change for a dollar?
3:03 A couple of quarters and five dimes would be great.
3:12 I lost another dollar in the vending machine.
3:19 I forgot my wallet at home.
3:24 Let me check in my bag. I think I have some money in there.
3:33 I’ve only got 10 dollars. I’ll have to owe you the rest.
3:42 You might need this money to get home.
3:48 I don’t know how I forgot to bring my wallet.
3:55 I’m kind of broke and cannot afford any fancy dinners, at least for another week.

9 tips - How not to be rude while speaking

source: Skillopedia   2016年3月7日
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Do not interrupt –
During a meeting with a client or colleagues please hear out what the other person has to say and make sure you don not interrupt the person mid-sentence as that is very rude and inconsiderate.

Do not speak over –
When someone else is talking , never talk over that person because that will mean you consider what they are saying as unimportant and you will be considered rude .

Always Elevate , don’t put down –
When you are speaking in a meeting , do not be condescending or put down the other person as that can make you appear disrespectful and rude and end up spoiling your professional relationship.

Do not go back on your words –
If you have said something earlier, before the meeting or shared a certain fact with your colleague then do not change that piece of information last minute in the main meeting ; it will come across as you are lying or withholding information or trying to steal the limelight or get undue credit . Committing to something and then going back on your word or under delivering is very unprofessional and rude. Please stick to your word, that way you will appear trustworthy, productive and professional.

Do not forget to say thank you –
Whenever there is a considerate gesture towards you ; do not forget to say thank you or else you will appear ungrateful and inconsiderate .

Do not find unnecessary faults –
It’s important that you learn to appreciate ideas and products and not find unnecessary faults just to prove a point.

Do not arrive late –
Make sure respect your own time and the other person’s time and show up on time always. It’s very unprofessional and rude to be late for a meeting.

Master the words ‘I’m sorry’ –
It happens at times that one is at fault over something or one makes a mistake at work , please make sure you apologise and take responsibility for your actions and not be defensive because otherwise you may come across as rude , egoistic and a non team player.

Do not ignore –
As it makes the person in front of you feel unimportant and ignored. At times, its very important to follow up and revert or reply back to messages, phone calls, emails . Prompt communication is important if you do not want to appear rude and want to maintain good professional relationships.


source: Learn English with Emma     2015年3月13日 In English, we often need to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of something. You will definitely need to do this at work, on tests such as the IELTS and TOEFL, and also in everyday conversation. In this lesson, you will learn words that have the same meaning as "advantage" and "disadvantage", such as "drawback", "downside", "positive aspect", "benefit", and many more. After watching, take our quiz to make sure you understood. There are many advantages to watching this video! Come and improve your vocabulary by learning these synonyms in a very short time.

Using 'As well as' correctly while speaking English.

source: Learn English with Let's Talk  2016年1月31日
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In this English Grammar Lesson you will learn how to use the phrase 'As well as' correctly in English.'As well as' is an expression used in grammar to say 'not only, but also'. You are adding more information to an already known fact or a piece of information. Very often people mistake it to be a synonym to 'and'. But this is not true.
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There are certain English Grammar rules we need to follow when we use this expression.

Example 01: John, as well as Mary, wants to leave early.
The above example means not only Mary but also John wants to leave early. A singular verb 'wants' is used as it follows a singular noun 'Mary'.

Example 02: She is greedy as well as dishonest.
Here, the sentence describes her of being not only dishonest, but also greedy.

Example 03: Animals, as well as plants need water to survive.
In this example the 'plants' is a plural noun and so the verb followed by it is 'need' as it is a plural verb.

Example 04:He hurt his arm as well breaking his leg.

Example 05: She draws as well as designing clothes.
In these two examples, we are talking about two action happening 'hurt arm' and 'break leg'.
When we connect two actions with 'as well as', the second action you mention will always come in the gerund form i.e. 'ing' form.
It is incorrect to say: He hurt his arm as well as broke his leg. She draws as well as designs clothes.

Example 06: I have to clean the floors as well as cook food.
In the above example, there is an infinitive 'to clean'. If you use an infinitive before 'as well as', the infinitive after 'as well as' should not be used with 'to'. So, it is incorrect if you say- I have to clean the floors as well as to cook food. Remember, you shoudn't use 'to' followed by a verb after 'as well as' . Simply put the verb followed by 'as well as' without 'to'.

6 Phrasal Verbs with HANG: hang on, hang up, hang out...

source: English Lessons with Alex  2015年3月16日 In this useful vocabulary lesson, you'll learn six phrasal verbs which use the word "hang". These include "hang on", "hang up", "hang out", "hang around", "hang in", and "hang on someone's every word". These are common expressions used frequently by native English speakers. Watch this video now, and take a step towards more natural English.

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