Fix your spelling mistakes: 10 confusing words that sound the same

source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)   2016年8月31日 Do you know the difference between one and won? Whole and hole? Threw and through? These word pairs are pronounced exactly the same, but have different spellings and meanings. These sets of words are called homonyms, and I'm going to teach you 10 pairs of these words so that you can learn to spell them correctly. It's also a great chance to learn new vocabulary through these example sentences. So, what is a homonym? Check out this lesson to find out. Take the quiz to make sure you know the correct spelling of these common words.

CNN Student News - September 1, 2016 (Wednesday) English Subtitle/ CC

source: Listening Regularly    2016年8月31日
CNN Student News - September 1, 2016 (Thursday) - English Subtitle/ CC: We're taking you around the world on today's show. First, in South America, a world leader has been impeached. Then, we're headed to the Mediterranean to update you on Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An elephant census from Africa gives an idea of the danger posed by poachers. And in the U.S., we're looking at a project that aims to improve social media accessibility for the blind. That’s CNN Student News - September 1, 2016.
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08 Interesting phrases to express ‘Being Bored’ – Free English lessons

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年8月31日
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1. It does nothing for me
Meaning: saying that you feel no emotion at all about a certain thing of topic.
Example: Watching television does nothing for me.

2. It's as interesting as watching paint dry
Meaning: if you say that watching an activity is like watching paint dry, you mean that it is very boring.
Example: To me, watching golf on television is about as interesting as watching paint dry.

3. I'm afraid I don't share your enthusiasm
Meaning: Dissimilar interests
Example: I’m afraid I don’t share your enthusiasm about football.

4. I can't say that I find it interesting.
Meaning: Used to convey politely that you don’t find something interesting.

5. I can't see what all the fuss is about.
Meaning: Phrase 5 means that other people are interested in a subject but that you cannot understand why they are interested.
Example: Everyone loved the new Star Wars movie, but I don’t see what all the fuss was about.

6. It bores me to tears.
Meaning: Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. When you are bored to tears, you are so bored that you want to cry.
Example: Once I asked my friend: What's wrong? You don't look very happy.
And she said: My computer and my cell phone are both broken, so I don't have anything to do. I'm bored to tears.

7. What a bore!
Patrick: Hey let’s go to Rigrox for a coffee this evening?
Rosh: That place is such a bore.

8.How boring / tedious / dull !
Situation: you got an assignment from school and you are working on it with your friend, you could possibly exclaim to her “How boring / tedious / dull!” the task is…..

How to Use Pleasantries in Business Email

source: JenniferESL    2016年7月28日
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0:01 First model (message to coworkers)
1:23 Lesson title
1:31 The nature of business emails in English
2:25 Tips for writing business email
3:43 Second model (message to schedule a follow-up meeting with a job candidate)
4:39 Common phrases at the beginning (after the greeting)
5:28 Common phrases at the end (before the closing)
5:53 Third model (message to check reference)
7:08 Lesson ending

Fun or Funny? Learn English with Simple English Videos

source: Simple English Videos   2015年4月1日
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10 Idioms with 'Hand" - Learn English Idioms

source: Learn English Lab    2016年5月24日
Improve your English and sound like a native speaker with these 10 popular idioms based on the hand.

Listening Comprehension - Learn English with strange news!

source: English Teacher Jon    2011年11月8日 Listening to a story and answering questions on it is the best way to test and improve your listening comprehension. In this fun lesson, you will listen to a strange news story and have the opportunity to learn many new words. If you would like to continue the lesson, try to re-tell the story in your words. You could also try to use some of these new words in a sentence. The opportunities to learn are endless. Then take the quiz at !

SAT Vocabulary List #11

source: Catlin Tucker    2013年3月4日
Please take Cornell notes and write any roots, examples, synonyms and antonyms that might help you to remember these words.

Practise your English listening skills | "Surprise from the sky"

source: Crown Academy of English    2014年7月5日
Before the listening exercise, I give you some new English vocabulary which will help you understand the article. I then give you the 6 questions which will test your comprehension.
You will then listen to the news story and write your answers to the questions. The news story is a story that happened in England and it is read with a British English accent. You can listen to the article as many times as you need.
I then give you the answers to the questions and finish the lesson with you listening to the English article one last time with the transcript on the screen.
The aim of this video is to help you practise your listening skills for tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and many more.
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Talking About Shopping and Buying in English

source: Learn English with BeGlobal    2015年11月17日
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How to talk about borrowing, lending, and property

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2015年9月15日
In English there are many ways to talk about the things we have. We use words like borrow, lend, supply, rent, lease, and many more. In today's lesson, I'll show you when to use these words and teach you many others words you can use in daily conversation. As always, I'm going to show you the vocabulary in use, so that you hear how native speakers talk. You'll also learn several expressions that have to do with ownership.
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Talking About House Chores

source: Twominute English     2013年9月14日
In this lesson, you will learn some expressions that will help you communicate with others at home, and let them know about your concerns regarding the house chores.

0:00 Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:06 In this lesson we will learn expressions that you can use while talking about the house chores.
0:17 I’m tired of doing the same thing every day, day after day.
0:22 What are you talking about?
0:24 I’m talking about my home chores. Could you assign me something else?
0:28 Well, that’s not a bad idea. What about mowing the lawn? Would you like to do that?
0:33 Mowing the lawn? That’s really hard work. Don’t you have something easier?
0:39 Can you vacuum the carpets?
0:41 Yes, I think I can do that. When do I start?
0:51 Was I born just to take care of this house and keep it clean?
0:56 What happened to you? Why do you look so mad?
0:59 We have a party in a couple of days and none of you guys are helping me.
1:04 Oh, I am sorry. There was an important game on the TV and I wanted to watch it.
1:10 I gave up a get-together with my friends to do all this work, and you want to watch a game?
1:17 I am sorry, Debra. Let me lend you a hand. What do you want me to do?
1:28 Martin is going on a week-long work related trip this Monday.
1:32 Oh? So you’re going to be handling the kids all by yourself?
1:38 Yes, it’ll be just me and the children in the house.
1:41 Won’t you have any trouble managing alone? There’s a lot of work to be done!
1:46 I know. The house work, and the kids who have to be dropped at school too. It’s going to be a tough week.
1:59 I think it’s time for the spring cleaning. We need to give this house a makeover.
2:04 Yeah, we need to clean it up thoroughly.
2:07 We should go into the attic and just throw away some of the old stuff.
2:12 Right, I can do that. Will you take care of the bedrooms?
2:16 Sure. I will clean up the bedrooms, and you can clean up the basement and the attic.
2:22 Deal!
2:27 I’m tired of doing the same thing every day, day after day.
2:39 Could you assign me something else?
2:46 What about mowing the lawn?
2:52 Can you vacuum the carpets?
2:58 Was I born just to take care of this house and keep it clean?
3:12 Let me lend you a hand.
3:19 There’s a lot of work to be done!
3:26 Won’t you have any trouble managing alone?
3:36 I think it’s time for the spring cleaning.
3:45 I will clean up the bedrooms, and you can clean up the basement and the attic.

15 Spoken English Expressions with the Word "NO"

source: Espresso English    2013年3月31日
These "informal" English expressions might not be found in textbooks, but they are common in everyday speaking.

Confused Words - BEFORE & AGO

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2010年3月24日 Did you start learning English several years ago or several years before? In this video, you will learn the correct usage of these commonly confused words. Take the free quiz to test your understanding of the lesson at