Fix Your English Grammar Mistakes: Talking about People

source: Learn English with Emma  2016年7月1日
Should you say "most of people" or "most people"? "Brazilian people" or "Brazilians"? "Every people" or "everybody"? If you're not 100% sure, this lesson is for you. In this lesson you'll learn how to talk about people correctly in English. This is an important subject because, in conversation, we often talk about things people do. I'll teach you the grammar behind common sentences and statements. You'll learn to use these sentence structures correctly and to avoid mistakes that many English learners make. Then take the quiz here:

15 Practical phrases to encourage somebody.

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年7月3日
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# Used when someone hasn't started yet (You can say these phrases to someone who's trying to decide whether to do something that seems difficult or risky):

Give it a try.
Example: Your friend has never driven a car on highway. You offer to let her drive your car on the highway and she’s really scared about it. You can tell her “Give it a try”.

It's worth a shot.
Example: Your brother likes a really beautiful woman who lives nearby. He asks if he should ask her on a date. You think she might say no, but you encourage him anyway by saying “It’s worth a shot”.

What do you have to lose?
Example: Your roommate sees a job opening. She seems like she wants the job, but she's hesitating to apply for it. You think she should go ahead and apply. You encourage her by saying “what do you have to lose?”.

You might as well - 
when there are low chances (might) of success. You might as well.
Example: Your sister will be able to finish school a year early if she takes a few extra difficult classes, but isn't sure if she should. You think it's a good idea. So you could encourage her to go ahead by saying “You might as well”.

# Used with someone having trouble or in the middle/midst of a difficult situation (These phrases are ways to tell someone to keep trying):

Hang in there.
Example: Your sister is in medical school. She tells you about how hard her classes are and the number of hours she has to spend studying. You can respond “Hang in there”.

Never say 'die'.
Example: You're playing a soccer game. Your team is losing badly, but you want your teammates to keep trying to win. You could yell out “Never say die, we must win this”.

Keep pushing.
Example: You're at the gym with your friend, who's out of shape. He seems tired and ready to stop, but you want him to continue. Then you could say to him “Keep Pushing”.

Keep fighting!
Example: You're playing a baseball match and your team is losing, so you yell this out.
“Keep fighting, we have to win this match”.

# Used when someone is facing a hard decision (These phrases are ways to display or show your support to somebody):

I'll support you either way. 
Meaning: Support in every decision.
Example: Your sister is thinking about divorcing her husband. You don't want to give her advice, but you want her to feel that you support her. You could tell her “I’ll support you either way”.

I'm behind you 100%.
Meaning: To agree and support someone
Example: One of your employees wants to change a policy in the department that he manages. You agree with the change. You can tell him “I’m behind you 100 %”.

It's your call. 
Meaning: neither agree nor disagree
Example: You're helping your girlfriend shop for a used car. She finds a car that she might want to buy, but she's not sure if it's a good choice. She can't make up her mind. You can tell her “it’s your call”.

# Used to inspire people (You wouldn't use these phrases often in regular conversation, but in writing or speeches because they sound very inspirational):

Follow your dreams. 
Meaning: Achieve your dreams by working hard for them.
Example: You can continue your corporate job but you must follow your dreams to be a painter.

Reach for the stars.
Meaning:To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something difficult.
Example: My parents always taught me to reach for the stars when I was growing up—that I could be anything I set my mind to!

Believe in yourself.
Saying: Believe in Yourself and People Will Be Forced to Believe in You.
Meaning: Believing in yourself is all about being sure that you are going to do whatever you want even if others were against you.
Example: For everyone trying to learn English, believe in yourself, you’ll surely learn the language. You can do it.

The sky is the limit.
Meaning: there is no upper limit.
Example: I always tell my painter friend, go online, because out there on the web sky is the limit.

Let's Learn English Lesson 20: What Can You Do?

source: VOA Learning English     2016年7月1日
Anna meets her friend Pete in a coffee shop. Pete needs a job. Can Anna help him to find the right job for him?
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Best ways to sign off an Email. ( Email writing tips)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2015年10月30日
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Don't Conclude with quotes
Avoid adding too many details
Don't include sign offs once you have started a thread.

Ways to Sign - Off

1) Regards - When we use Regards as valediction or even Kind Regards , Best Regards or Warm Regards it indicates the sentiments of esteem and affection. These sign - offs can be used in Business emails and informal emails as well depending on the relationship you share with the recipient.

2) Thank you So much - Use this sign off when you are appreciating someone's efforts. It is a genuine expression of gratitude.

3) Looking forward - This sign-off shows you are eager to meet the recipient. You can use this sign-off when seeking for employment or fixing an appointment.

4) Sincerely Yours - This sign-off is considered to be old fashioned but is great for business correspondence.

5) Cheers - This is an informal sign-off. It is a salutation before drinking however can be used as a sign-off if the subject matter of your correspondence is celebratory.

6) Ciao - This sign-off can be used for a personal or a playful email.

7) XOXO- This sign-off stands for HUGS and Kisses and can be used for informal emails.

Hope you enjoy these and also some funny sign offs that you will see at the end of this lesson.

Learn English - Basic rules to improve your spelling

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2014年6月10日 Do you make spelling mistakes? Spelling in English CAN be easy. You just have to know the rules. In today's lesson, I will show you two basic rules about doubling consonants when changing words. You'll also learn how to say these words correctly. Practice these rules with me on our whiteboard, and then take our quiz to make sure you understand.

Business English Conversations and Business English Vocabulary - Business English Phrasses

source: Twominute English     2013年12月8日
If you're a part of a business you will need to communicate with lots of people. Customers, associates, vendors, suppliers, etc. Business is dependent on communications and many people say that how successful your business is depends on what kind of business relationships you have.
To establish good relationships you must express yourself well, that's why it's important to know the language. In this lesson we will see some conversations related to business communication. Listen to them and practice. Check out our website:
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English in a Minute: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

source: VOA Learning English     2015年3月5日
When an apple drops from an apple tree, it does not fall far from it. But what does it mean when you say this about a person?
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Violence on Television (Learn English via Listening Level 3 - Lesson 17)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年2月28日
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Learn English Phrases - Steer clear of something

source: Espresso English    2015年2月11日
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