Formal vs. Informal English

source: Go Natural English    2016年8月5日
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Learn the difference between 'So', 'Very' & 'Too'

source: Learn English with Let's Talk      2015年8月31日
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Very: In English communication the word 'very' is used quite often.
‘He is a very good cook.’
‘He is very good athlete.’
Also, as you can see – the position of ‘very‘ comes after the indefinite article ‘a‘.

Too: ‘Too‘ is generally used to indicate something is very (!) negative.
‘It’s too cold out to play.’
‘She’s too bossy.’
“He’s too strict.’
Of course, as languages have a mind of their own, we could also say:
‘He’s too funny!’
Here we should see, due to the context – that ‘too‘ is being used in a positive manner.

So: "So" has many meanings and uses, but the one that is similar to "too" and very" is: "to this extent" or "this much" or "as much as it is. For example,
"Don't speak so loudly."
Here, "so loudly" means: "as loudly as you are speaking right now." (We do not use "too" or "very" in this situation, but we can use them in some other situations, as will be explained below.)
Other examples:
Don't hold it so high. I can't see it. Bring it down a bit. ("So high" = as high as you are holding it.)
How could I have been so stupid! ("so stupid" = as stupid as I was at that time in the past.)

DO & MAKE - "Did you make your bed?"

source: English Teacher Jon     2011年1月20日 - printable MAKE & DO list. In English we sometimes have two different words to express an idea that in your own language might have just one word. "Do" and "Make" are two words that are often used incorrectly by ESL students. But don't worry -- with this lesson, you'll learn to use these words correctly! You can take a free quiz at to test your understanding.

SAT Vocabulary List #26

source: Catlin Tucker     2014年3月24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.

English listening exercise - "Fire!"

source: Crown Academy of English    2014年5月5日
The lesson is based on an English news story about a fire.
The video lesson starts with some new vocabulary which will help you during the listening. I then give you the exercise questions before you listen to the article.
After I have given you the answers to the listening comprehension exercise, I play the article one last time with subtitles / a transcript on the screen.
The accent is a British English accent.
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Ways To Say PLEASE, THANK YOU and...

source: Learn English with BeGlobal    2015年11月1日
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Master English with these 5 questions!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid) 2012年10月19日 Is English hard to learn? Answer these 5 questions to make studying English easier, clearer, and more fun. This free, ten-minute talk will save you hundreds of hours of studying!

Sales English Conversations

source: Twominute English    2014年3月8日
A sales meeting is designed to learn how to sell a product -- that is, to build relationships, identify needs and outline the benefits of the product. Being able to understand conversations and terms may help you take part in the discussions at a sales meeting, understand what's going on, and make you a more valuable employee and salesperson.
In this lesson we will teach you, through some conversations, what you might hear at a sales meeting or what words you might use while in a sales meeting.

0:11 Hello there! How’s it going?
0:13 Have you ever been to a sales meeting at work?
0:15 I’m sure some of you have.
0:17 Effective communication helps you make your point in a sales meeting.
0:21 Even if you’re there just to observe it, there’s a lot you can learn by listening.
0:25 This lesson will let you listen to some conversations about a sales meeting.
0:30 Let’s get started then!
0:38 We're having a sales meeting tomorrow. Can you make it?
0:41 At what time?
0:42 It should be about 10 o'clock. Is that OK?
0:46 Yes, that'll be fine.
0:48 We're going to go over some suggestions to improve communication with customers.
0:53 Good. I have some suggestions I’d like to make.
0:57 Frank is also going to make some suggestions on how to improve sales in China.
1:02 That'll be interesting. He's got keen insights.
1:05 Yes, he's going to outline some new sales strategies.
1:10 Is Alan attending?
1:12 No, he's flying to San Francisco and won't be able to make it.
1:23 I'd like to open today's meeting. Does everyone have a copy of the agenda? Kevin, you first.
1:29 Thank you, Sir. I'll quickly go over the main points of our last meeting.
1:33 I suggest each one of us give a little background on the research we’ve done on the suggestions discussed last week.
1:39 You'll find most of the information outlined in the summary documents in front of you.
1:44 These figures are interesting. It's clear to me that customer communications are not as effective as they could be.
1:50 True, our marketing efforts really haven't been effective till date.
1:54 I suggest we break up into groups and discuss how we can improve our message.
1:59 That’s a good idea.
2:00 Let’s do that and meet back together again in 20 minutes so that we can continue and complete today’s agenda
2:14 So, Lesley. Show us how you would describe your product.
2:18 My product is called ‘Mr. & Mrs. photo frame’.
2:21 Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it's a day you'll remember forever!
2:27 Make sure you frame your wedding photographs in nothing but the best.
2:31 Look no further than our gorgeous "Mr. & Mrs." photo frame!
2:36 Hmmm. Nice!
2:38 Its design is modern. This is a frame that will stand out!
2:42 It is made only from the highest quality materials and it is beautifully decorated.
2:48 Okay, not bad.
2:50 Bring a touch of personality to your home or office, or send a gift your friend's way! Order now!
2:57 I like your product a lot. And I like the way you promoted.
3:01 Thank you, Sir.
3:11 You have insight into something if you have a good understanding of it from experience and knowledge.
3:22 A well-thought-out plan that you form before you do anything is called a strategy.
3:32 The agenda for a meeting is a plan for what’s going to be discussed at the meeting, and in what order they are to be discussed.
3:44 Sometimes means the same as selling, but marketing is also used to mean a broader selling strategy and not just a single selling attempt.
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Phrasal Verbs with Multiple Meanings

source: Espresso English     2014年4月15日
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TOEFL or IELTS? Which exam should you take?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2009年7月7日
Not sure whether to take the TOEFL or the IELTS? Want to know which of these English proficiency exams is easier? This lesson explains the key differences between the two exams and makes recommendations based on your strengths and weaknesses.