Let's Learn English Lesson 12: Meet My Family

source: VOA Learning English    2016年4月29日
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/me...

The Economics Report: There are Many Ways to Save Your Money in the U.S.

source: VOA Learning English    2016年4月28日
There are old sayings about the importance of saving money for your future. Here is a look at some ways to do that in the U.S.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/me...

The Technology Report: Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against the U.S.

source: VOA Learning English     2016年5月1日
The technology company Microsoft says government agencies are abusing a law that lets them demand to read emails or online files without their owners knowing they are doing so. Microsoft says the agencies are violating the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/me...

CNN Student News May 2, 2016 with English subtitles

source: Tieng Anh Chuan 100 2016年5月1日
May 2, 2016 CNN Student News with subtitles, closed caption (You can click it on by yourself).
Source http://edition.cnn.com/studentnews

source: CNN    2016年5月1日
Kenyan officials burn tons of ivory to send a message, dermatologists draw attention to skin cancer, and we discuss the debate over voting-booth selfies.

Vocabulary CAUSE and EFFECT (Lesson 26)

source: MrSkypelessons     2016年4月23日
An English vocabulary lesson on the theme of CAUSE and EFFECT. For upper intermediate and advanced learners. https://www.skype-lessons.com/vocabul...

# Answer the following questions:
What do you think were the root causes of World War Two?
In which parts of the world is violence breaking out?
Do you have high unemployment in your area? What do you put it down to?
Which recent devices and gadgets have already been rendered obsolete?
What sort of issues or policies breed resentment among your countrymen?
Do you think global warming spells disaster for the population? Or do you have compelling reasons to believe otherwise?
Which events precipitated World War One?
Which events sparked off the migrant crisis?
What have been the (unintended?) consequences of quantitative easing? Do you think this policy has wreaked havoc on the economy?

Cause - trouble, problems, damage, pain, a disaster, war, sadness, sickness
Give s.o - pleasure, happiness, a reason, a motive, a problem
Produce - a report, document, results, evidence
Generate - profit, money, income, complaints, controversy, excitement, enthusiasm, interest

Thanks to
Owing to
due to
as a result of
as a consequence of

lead to
result in
bring about
spark off
fire, hostilities, war, disease: breaks out
to come down to
to put down to
to stem from
to be rooted in

Establish the root cause
The desired effect
A knock on effect
A side effect
a compelling reason
mitigating/ extenuating circumstances
dire consequences

to provoke an outcry
to breed resentment
to plant doubt
to prompt speculation
to render obsolete
to wreak havoc
to spell disaster

Do you have enough money? (English Conversation For Beginners - Lesson 12)

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年3月17日
Learn English Conversation For Beginners (100 Lessons).
Lesson 12 - Do you have enough money?

Joe : Laura, what are you going to do today?
Laura : I'm going shopping.
Joe : What time are you leaving?
Laura : I'm going to leave around 4 O'clock.
Joe : Will you buy a ham sandwich for me at the store?
Laura : OK.
Joe : Do you have enough money?
Laura : I'm not sure.
Joe : How much do you have?
Laura : 25 dollars. Do you think that's enough?
Joe : That's not very much.
Laura : I think it's OK. I also have two credit cards.
Joe : Let me give you another ten dollars.
Laura : Thanks. See you later.
Joe : Bye.

Talking about girls you like and dislike

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2015年1月12日
# Describing types of girls you like: 
"I like a girl with a lot of curves."
"I like all girls with a great body."
"I like skinny girls."
"I like a girl with smooth skin."
"Since I'm pretty tall, I want a tall skinny girl."
"I like a girl who likes to have fun."
"I like girls who are smart. I can't stand airheads."
"I like all pretty girls."
"It's important that the girl is smart and intelligent."
"A good and fun personality is the most important trait I look for in a girl."
"I want to meet a Blonde girl. "I like athletic girls because I like to play sports."

Describing types of girls you don't like:
"I can't stand girls with attitude."
"I hate stuck up girls."
"The worst kind of girls are high maintenance girls."
"Stay away from nagging girls. You'll want to kill yourself after a month with them."
"I don't like weak girls who can't take care of themselves."
"You might think rich girls are a blessing, but they constantly nag at you to make more money."
"I don't like skinny girls who are like toothpicks. It's just gross."

I give you my word / I'll take your word for it

source: Espresso English    2015年2月13日
Visit http://www.espressoenglish.net for English courses and e-books!

English Prepositions: IN or ON?

source: Learn English with Rebecca  2014年7月9日
http://www.engvid.com/ Is it ON Facebook, or IN Facebook? Did you read it ON the newspaper or IN the newspaper? In this short lesson, you will learn an easy trick to know when to use 'in' or 'on'. It's so easy, you'll never confuse these words again! Using English prepositions correctly can be hard. But after you learn this tip, you won't have any problems with 'in' and 'on'. Take the quiz ON our site: http://www.engvid.com/english-preposi...