CNN Student News with subtitles - Aug 17, 2016 - Transfer of 15 prisoners from Cuba - H...

source: CNN Student News      2016年8月17日
Today, we're explaining the significance and the controversy surrounding the recent transfer of 15 prisoners from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Afterward, CNN Student News take a medical perspective on how an athlete's brain responds to extreme competition. And we define the NPS and the FCC in reports on U.S. National Parks and potential rule changes concerning TV set-top boxes.
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What is an oxymoron? Definition and 20 funny examples!

source: English Lessons with Alex    2016年8月10日
Do you know what an oxymoron is? This video starts with a quick definition of oxymorons. They're a funny part of the English language! Oxymorons are figures of speech that have two contradicting terms. Using oxymorons correctly will make your English speaking and writing more descriptive. They're fun to learn and are a great boost for your vocabulary, too. In this lesson, I'll share 20 oxymorons that are common in everyday English, I'll explain them, and I'll give you examples of how they are used. So don't be scared! Oxymorons are fun and easy! Take the quiz at to make sure you know these phrases correctly, then start using them in your own conversations!

Dating & Relationship Vocabulary, Expressions, Slang words & more

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年8月11日
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Go out with somebody
Meaning: it means that you’ve been meeting with that person on repeated occasions, you’re getting to know each other.
Example: “Rachel isn’t single. She’s been going out with a guy from work since January.”

Whirlwind romance
Meaning: A very intense romance that starts off strong and usually is unexpected.
Example: “Tom and Mary had a whirlwind romance last summer. It didn’t last though. They broke up last week.”

To be set up
Meaning: When a friend arranges a date for you with a person he knows.
Example: “John set up Tom with Mary -a woman he knows from church. They have been dating for a month now. Surely Tom owes John a favor.”

To be serious
Meaning: A person is described as “serious”, in terms of his relationship, if he thinks it will last long and that it could lead to marriage.
Example: Are you serious about your new boyfriend is what I asked betty, Are your going to marry him? and she laughed at the idea of them getting married.”
“Betty doesn’t seem to be serious about her new boyfriend Matt because she doesn’t talk about him much.

To have chemistry
Meaning: To get along well with a person you are dating or considering dating.
Example: I think she is really pretty, but we have no chemistry together. We went on a date and there was a lot of awkward silence.

To hit it off
Meaning: To get along well with another person very well – share a nice time together
Example: I really hit it off with that girl from the office on our first date. We had a great time.

To break up with
Meaning: To end a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Example: “Cindy broke up with my brother because he watches football all day. She felt very neglected.”

To break it off
Meaning: This is another term for ending a relationship with someone.
Example: “Donald decided to break it off with his new girlfriend when he found out that she hates dogs.”

A stalker
Meaning: A person who follows someone else around in an unwanted way. Many times it is a man who is obsessed with a woman and won’t leave her alone.
Example: “My sister’s ex-boyfriend turned out to be a stalker. When she went out with her friends he would follow her to see what she was up to.”

Long distance relationship
Meaning: A relationship where the two people involved live far apart.
Example: It’s said that Long distance relationships usually don’t work but when they do they work on wonders.

To have a lot of baggage
Meaning: To have existing issues and problems that may affect the relationship.
Example: You’ll generally be advised to be careful if you plan on dating somebody. Because some people have baggage from a previous relationship or marriage.

On again, off again boyfriend/girlfriend
Meaning: This is when a couple breaks up and then gets back together again frequently.
Example: Sara is going to come with her on again, off again boyfriend. I wish she would decide if she liked him or not!

Let's Learn English Lesson 24: Yesterday Was Amazing

source: VOA Learning English    2016年8月5日
Anna discovers a festival - the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. What does she learn there about Basque culture?
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Let's Learn English Lesson 24 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年8月5日
​​Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson. You also learn about the words people use in English when they cannot remember a word, or they do not know a word.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 24 Pronunciation Practice

source: VOA Learning English 2016年8月5日
In this video, you can learn how to pronounce regular verbs in the past tense.
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How to give directions in English

source: English Teacher Jon    2011年5月30日 An excellent practical lesson on giving and receiving directions. In this lesson I discuss how to give and receive directions. This is also excellent practice on prepositions.

SAT Vocabulary List #22

source: Catlin Tucker    2014年1月6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.

Speaking English – How to give criticism and compliments

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2015年8月29日
Learn to speak English with me! A "compliment" has the same meaning as "praise" and means to say nice things about people. The opposite of that is "to criticize". It is never easy to criticize politely. Find out how to do just that in this useful lesson on compliments and criticism. In this video, you will learn how to give praise in English and also how to tell people what they are doing wrong. You will also learn the meaning of other words like "critique" and "critic". Avoid being rude or awkward, and learn how to achieve constructive results when talking to people about good and bad things!

Accent Lesson 11 - Vowel sound /u/ (oo) as in TOO

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年4月23日
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Accent Lesson 11 - Vowel sound /u/ (oo) AS IN TOO
Lips: The lips are tense and rounded, as if blowing a air balloon.
Tongue: The tongue is slightly tense and remains high.

Common Spelling Patterns for /u/
oo too, food, school, tool
ue true, blue, avenue
o do, who, lose, prove
ew new, blew, drew
u super, rule, duty, student

Word Pairs for Practice
1. too few
2. fruit juice
3. soup spoon
4. new suit
5. true value
6. blue shoes
7. new moon
8. suitable suitcase
9. two rooms
10. super cool

Practice Sentences
1. The new roof was installed in June.
2. I drink fruit juice and eat a lot of soup.
3. Your blue shoes are really cool.
4. I need proof that you're telling the truth.
5. The statue on the avenue is truly beautiful.

Using 'if' in English - Tutorials For Beginners

source: Twominute English   2014年3月20日
'If' is a conditional word. It is used to say that something will happen when, and only when, something else happens. In other words, it requires a condition to occur. Let's take a look at some conversations which will help us use the word 'if' in an appropriate way.
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0:11 Hello viewer!
0:12 ‘If’ is a very common word, often used in many conversations.
0:17 It gives the condition that something will happen only when something else happens.
0:23 This lesson shows you through some conversations, how to use ‘if’ correctly.
0:28 Practice the lines by pausing the video anywhere you want and repeating the lines.
0:34 To brush up on your vocabulary, have a look at the vocabulary section at the end.
0:39 Shall we get started then?
0:47 Hi Daniel. Do you know how to use the word ‘if’ correctly in English conversations?
0:53 I do know how to use ‘if’ in some sentences.
0:57 But sometimes it’s very confusing and I just can’t figure out when and where to use it.
1:02 I know some situations when we can use it.
1:06 Okay, like what?
1:08 Here’s an example: If you don’t drink water, you’ll die.
1:12 Okay, so I can say that if you stand in the rain, you’ll get wet, which is true and happens to me a lot.
1:21 Yeah, that’s right.
1:22 Let’s take another example, where ‘if’ can be used to talk about the possibility of something happening in the future.
1:28 You tell me this time.
1:30 Let me see… Okay, I know: if I were a millionaire, I would buy an airplane.
1:37 Yep, that’s correct. Great job!
1:40 I think ‘if’ is also used to join two conditions together in which the second condition depends on the first one.
1:48 That’s right, Daniel. For example, I won’t be hungry anymore if I eat a pizza.
1:54 Yes, in your example, there are two situations. Eating a pizza, and being hungry.
2:01 If you eat a pizza, then you won’t be hungry.
2:05 Okay, now let’s listen to some conversations.
2:14 Hey, you know what?
2:16 No. What?
2:18 If you eat an apple every day, it helps you fight sickness.
2:22 Yeah, I know that. But if I don’t eat an apple a day, will I die?
2:27 No, probably not. But I think it’s better if you do start eating an apple every day.
2:32 I don’t know. There are plenty of good things to eat than apples.
2:36 Yeah, you’re probably right. There are other fruits too.
2:40 I think you’ll be healthier if you eat any sort of fruits. Fruits are healthy.
2:46 That’s right, but I am going to eat apples because I like apples.
2:57 If you were given one billion dollars, what would you buy?
3:02 I would probably buy an expensive car, a house and an airplane.
3:08 And if I had some money left I would buy a farm.
3:12 Wow, that’s great!
3:13 So, what would you do If you got that much money?
3:17 I think I would help out my family first and then the poor, and if I still had money leftover, then I’ll use it for myself.
3:27 Wow. I would never do what you would do, if I had so much money.
3:32 Well, money changes people. But before we buy something, we should always think:
3:39 “what if I didn’t have this much money?”
3:43 So true!
3:51 Hey Jane. What happened?
3:52 Nothing. I failed my Spanish test.
3:56 Really. Didn’t you study?
3:58 I did. But only if would've studied more. I would’ve passed.
4:04 It’s ok. It’s just one test, and if you study really hard for the rest of the year, your Spanish will improve.
4:10 I really hope so because if I fail again, I won’t get a scholarship to Spain.
4:16 Don’t worry. I’ll help you with your Spanish if you help me with my math.
4:29 Find out the answer, or understand something.
4:32 You might want to figure out how you’re going to get home when your car isn’t working.
4:37 Or you might want to figure out how much it will cost to buy a new car!
4:45 Someone who has a lot of money, at least one million dollars, is called a millionaire.
4:51 I bet you’d like to be a millionaire!
4:58 Very costly. You need a lot of money to buy something expensive, but what’s expensive to one person may not be expensive to another.
5:07 You might think a Mercedes is an expensive car, but if you were a millionaire, you wouldn’t think it was so expensive.
5:15 I might think a $10 hamburger is expensive, and you might think that’s an average price.
5:23 I believe you learned something from watching this lesson.
5:25 We’ll be back with a new one tomorrow. Make sure you come back for it!
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Vocabulary: Inside the Human Body

source: Espresso English   2013年10月23日
Learn English vocabulary for internal parts of the body.


source: English Lessons with Alex   2009年8月29日 In this English lesson, I teach you how to give advice, using 'should', 'ought to', and 'had better'. These are used differently and can mean different things, so learn about the differences here. Don't forget to take the quiz at

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