Silent Letters: When NOT to pronounce B, D, and L in English

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2016年8月8日
You know that English has silent letters, but how do you know when certain letters are silent? In this video, you'll learn the rules for when NOT to pronounce the letters B, D, and L in English words. I'll also show you lots of example words that you can practice pronouncing correctly. I've chosen the most common words with these silent letters, so that even if you don't remember the rules, you'll still know how to pronounce these common words correctly. This is also a great chance for you to improve your spelling.
After the lesson, take the quiz at You can also watch many other pronunciation lessons on our site!

Everyday Grammar: Commonly Confused Words

source: VOA Learning English    2016年8月8日
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Slang in English - Many meanings of JOHN

source: English Teacher Jon    2010年12月21日 Do you think 'John' is just another name? Watch this free slang and vocabulary lesson to find out some common other uses of 'John'. To test your understanding, take the free quiz at

SAT Vocabulary List #28

source: Catlin Tucker    2014年4月29日
Please take Cornell notes on these words and write down any examples that will help you to remember their meaning. Remember, your can pause this recording at any time if it is going too fast.

Slang in English - CHILL - "chill out", "let's chill"...

source: EnglishLessons4U      2013年5月8日 I'm just chillin'. Let's chill tonight. He is chill. I am chilly. What the hell does all of this mean??? Learn how to use CHILL in conversation in English!

English listening lesson - Too Much Noise

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年11月24日
This English listening lesson based on a British news story about noise will help you practise your listening skills.
The lesson starts with some new vocabulary that will help you understand the article. I then give you the questions that I would like to answer during the lesson.
After that you will listen to the English news story and answer the questions. If you need to listen again you can do so.
When you have finished, I give you the corrections and explain the answers with some more new English vocabulary.
Finally, I will play the recording one last time with the transcript / subtitles / captions on the screen.
This English lesson will help you prepare for many listening exams such as the IELTS and TOEFL.

The accent is a British English accent.
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"I seen it" and other stupid mistakes

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid) 2013年2月9日 I'm sure "you seen" it before, but that doesn't make it right. This lesson will help you understand and correct three very common grammar mistakes that even many native English speakers make every day. Test your understanding of this lesson with the quiz:

Safety Concerns

source: Twominute English     2014年3月5日
Safety has become one of the biggest concerns of the modern age. There are a number of things you have to take care of every day to make sure you live a safe and happy life. In this video, we'll talk about some major safety concerns and how you can discuss them with your friends and family.

0:10 Hello! Great to see you, dear viewer.
0:12 Safety is a very important thing and we often discuss our concerns about it with our friends and family.
0:18 We can get some good advice on what we should do to ensure our safety, when we discuss the subject with others.
0:25 So let’s listen to some conversations which show you how you can talk about safety concerns.
0:30 Don’t forget to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialog anywhere you want!
0:36 It will help you build up your English fluency.
0:38 Also check out the vocabulary section at the end to increase your vocabulary.
0:43 So let’s get started!!
0:51 I don't know what’s happening to the world?
0:54 What happened? Why do you look so upset?
0:57 Crimes are increasing every day! What’s wrong with people?
1:03 So many people live in adverse circumstances. Some people are not left with much choice.
1:08 Is that it?
1:09 Also, sometimes lack of good parenting leads to crimes.
1:13 I guess, people are just not ready to accept what they have
1:18 and the greed to have more leads them to illegal activities, even murder.
1:26 You know what I think? Our society should take a stand against every crime. Then things would improve!
1:38 Wait! I have to go back upstairs.
1:40 Why? We’re already behind schedule.
1:43 I have to check the terrace gate.
1:45 What’s the matter?
1:46 Maybe I forgot to lock it.
1:48 No, you didn’t. I locked it myself before coming down.
1:51 Are you sure?
1:53 Yes. I'm sure.
1:54 I just want to make sure the kids are safe when we aren’t around.
1:57 Don’t worry. I’ve checked everything. You’re just being over concerned.
2:08 Is this fire alarm system enough to protect the school premises from fire?
2:13 Yes, it is. These fire alarms have been installed in every wing of the school.
2:19 As soon as they ring, the water sprinklers will start automatically.
2:24 Are there any safe exit points for students?
2:27 Yes. They’ll be directed to move to the north parking lot.
2:32 Alright. Are the students being trained to know what to do when the alarm goes off?
2:38 Absolutely! Every semester we conduct fire drills so the students know what to do in case of a fire.
2:48 That’s good!
2:55 What are you watching?
2:56 Our mayor’s statement on the crime rate in our state.
2:59 What does he have to say about it?
3:01 He says the crime rate has substantially reduced in the last couple of years.
3:06 Really? Two crimes in one night two blocks away, and he says the crime rate is improving?
3:12 Maybe he’s talking about his own neighborhood.
3:25 Harmful or unpleasant situations, against your well-being.
3:30 If you grow up without enough food, you grew up in adverse circumstances.
3:42 When you have to do something you don’t want to do,
3:44 with no other option, you say you are not left with much choice.
3:52 Bringing up children is called parenting.
3:55 There’s good parenting, and there’s not-so-good parenting.
3:59 Sometimes parenting is fun, and sometimes it’s not at all fun.
4:09 Late and not ready by the planned time.
4:12 Dinner might be behind schedule because you were late getting home,
4:15 and the trains might be behind schedule because of an accident or weather.
4:24 The boundaries of the school property, including the building itself and the land around it.
4:31 During the school day, you must stay on the school premises.
4:39 A fire drill is an exercise whose objective is to train people for emergencies.
4:44 Its objective is to make sure people will know how to get out of a building quickly and safely in case of a fire.
4:56 Very much or to great extent.
4:59 Examples: The price of gasoline has increased substantially.
5:06 I weigh substantially more than I did in high school!
5:12 Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new one tomorrow.
5:16 Do come back and watch it!
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5:27 See ya around!

Difference between IN TIME and ON TIME

source: Espresso English    2014年5月23日
Are you confused by the expressions IN TIME and ON TIME? This video lesson explains the difference! Visit for more English tips, English e-books, and English courses.

Asking "How about...?"

source: Learn English with Rebecca   2012年12月27日 Having trouble asking questions? In this conversation lesson, I'll show you how to ask any kind of question more easily in English. Learn how to use the expression "How about..." to ask about people, places, food, time, transportation, or anything else.