CNN Student News - May 11, 2016 with English Subtitles

source: Thanh Do    2016年5月11日

Who is that woman? (English Conversation For Beginners - Lesson 19)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年3月29日
Learn English Conversation For Beginners (100 Lessons).
Lesson 19 - Who is that woman?
Donna : Joseph, who is that woman?
Joseph : That's Susan.
Donna : What does she do for work?
Joseph : She's a lawyer.
Donna : Is she American?
Joseph : No, but she speaks English fluently.
Donna : She's really tall. Do you know her?
Joseph : Yes, I know her. We're friends.
Donna : Who's that man standing next to her?
Joseph : Which man?
Donna : That short guy on her right. What's his name?
Joseph : Oh, that's Matt.
Donna : He's really good looking.
Joseph : Yeah.
Donna : Do you know him?
Joseph : I don't know him, but I think my sister does.
Donna : Is he married?
Joseph : Yes, he's married.
Donna : I remember now. I met him before.

10 interesting Phrasal verbs you would love to use in your conversation

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2014年12月8日
Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Think of them as you would any other English vocabulary. Study them as you come across them, rather than trying to memorize many at once. Use the list below as a reference guide when you find an expression that you don't recognize. The examples will help you understand the meanings. If you think of each phrasal verb as a separate verb with a specific meaning, you will be able to remember it more easily.

Beef up
to increase or improve something, or to make it more interesting.
Ex : The organization plans to beef up its marketing effort.

Bristle at
To show anger or indignation;
Ex :She bristled at his insolent remarks.

Clam up
To say nothing. (Closing one's mouth in the way that a clam closes up.)
Ex: The minute they got him in for questioning, he clammed up.

To size someone or something up
To observe someone or something to get information; to check someone or something out.
Ex : The comedian sized the audience up and decided not to use his new material.

To crow about something / To brag about something.
Ex : Stop crowing about your successes!
She is crowing over her new car.

Fawn over
To flatter someone or attend to someone excessively
Ex : Please stop fawning all over the guests. You are embarrassing me.

Wipe out
To destroy completely; To eradicate.
Ex : In today's modern world, the old values have been wiped out.

Bounce off
To try an idea or concept out on someone or a group.
Ex : Let me bounce off this idea, if I may.

Mull over
To think about something; to ponder or worry about something.
Ex : I'll mull over your suggestions and reply to you next week.

Plod along
To move along slowly but deliberately.
Ex : The movie plodded along putting most of the audience to sleep.

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Learn English Phrases - Have (got) what it takes

source: Espresso English 2   015年2月16日
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English Vocabulary - EVEN: even though, even if, even when...

source: English Lessons with Adam    2013年12月2日 Even English users sometimes have a problem with this word. EVEN has specific uses and knowing how to apply it will help you emphasize and point out surprising information. In this lesson we will see the word EVEN used in many ways, even though it might surprise you how. Take a quiz on this lesson here:

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