Common MILITARY expressions & vocabulary in everyday life

source: English Lessons with Adam    2016年9月2日
Do you know what it means to go "AWOL" or to be "MIA"? And what is the point of saying "alpha, bravo, charlie" when referring to letters? In this lesson, you will learn many different military words and expressions that have made their way into everyday English. We will discuss the meaning of "I've got your 6", "collateral damage", "FUBAR", and more. This lesson is definitely not a dud, so make sure to watch and do the quiz at afterwards! Copy that? Roger!

Learn 10 English Idioms with Color

source: Espresso English    2016年9月2日
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English in a Minute: Comfort Zone

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月3日
Do you ever get out of your "comfort zone?" Find out how to use this expression in this week's episode of English in a Minute!
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CNN Student News with subtitles - September 3, 2016 - Does Speak Spanish Sway Hispanic Voters? Bertha Back on Track

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年9月2日
Cease-Fire Breakdown; Does Speaking Spanish Sway Hispanic Voters?; Getting Bertha Back on Track
Despite a ceasefire in Ukraine, the fire hasn't ceased. Step inside a city where a battle continues between Ukrainian government troops and the rebels fighting them. Also featured: Does speaking Spanish help U.S. politicians win support from Hispanic voters? And what will it take to fix a massive drill that's stuck beneath the streets of Seattle? Go there today on CNN Student News!
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CNN Student News with subtitles- September 2, 2016 - Upcoming G20 Summit in China - Recent setback for SpaceX

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年9月2日
Upcoming G20 Summit; The U.S. Electoral College; CNN Hero Helping Foster Children Gain Sense of Home
Today: The next installment of our ongoing series on the U.S. presidential election explains the Electoral College. CNN Student News are also looking into a recent setback for SpaceX and a storm that targeted Florida. And after a preview of this year's G20 event in China, we're taking you to California for a Character Study of a woman who's bringing former foster children a sense of home.
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See, Look or Watch? Learn English with Simple English Videos

source: Simple English Videos    2015年3月25日
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SAY, TELL, SPEAK, TALK - What's the difference? - English Grammar

source: Learn English Lab    2016年5月2日
What's the difference between the verbs say, tell, speak and talk? Find out in this lesson.

How to improve your English with story building

source: English Teacher Jon     2011年11月22日 Playing with language can be an excellent way to learn. In this exciting English lesson I will teach you how to improve your English skills by using your creativity. It's an excellent way to build on what you know and to remember what you learn. Test your understanding with the quiz:

CNN Student News with subtitles - September 4, 2016 - Extensive Flooding in Japan | Jews Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

source: NEWS with Subtitles 2016年9月3日
Raging Wildfires Devastate California; Extensive Flooding in Japan; Jews Celebrate Rosh Hashanah; Software Monitors Driving Habit
Explosive wildfires in California headline Today's edition of CNN Student News. Find out why they've grown so fast and how some residents have responded. We're also updating you on flooding in Japan, we're discussing the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and we're reporting on software that monitors details of how teens drive and then sends their parents a report card about it.
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SAT Vocabulary List #10

source: Catlin Tucker     2013年2月11日

Bad Eyesight: glasses, contacts, optometrist, eye doctor...

source: EnglishLessons4U     2013年12月30日 Now you can go to the eye doctor and understand! Learn how to talk about different problems you may have with your eyesight. Nearsighted means you cannot see things that are far away. Farsighted is the opposite! Do you wear contacts? Optometrist! That's a long word! If you pay me $2000, I will give you laser surgery. Test your vision vocabulary here:

Borrow and lend - Difficult English words | Vocabulary

source: Crown Academy of English     2013年9月7日
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Master Modals with the SEAM method (Part One) - may, might, could, etc.

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2011年8月3日 Learn how to master the meaning and usage of modals. This grammar lesson will teach you how to express possibility, prohibition, ability, necessity, and more with the appropriate modals.

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How to Pronounce "the" in English? - English Pronunciation & Grammar lesson

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2014年6月10日
The is a lot of confusion over the pronunciation of the definite article 'the' . Normally, we pronounce "the" with a short sound (like "thuh"). But if "the" comes before a vowel or a vowel sound, we pronounce it as a long "thee".

A the apple thee apple
E the egg thee egg
I the ice-cream thee ice-cream
O the orange thee orange
U the umbrella thee umbrella

Note it is very important to understand that what we write is different from what we say, that's why English is a strange language. It is the sound we produce that matters and not the letter or alphabet used in writing. So we use a long "thee" before a vowel or vowel sound. Look at words below:

the house consonant (h) thuh house consonant sound
the hour consonant (h) thee our vowel sound
the university vowel (u) thuh youniversity consonant sound
the umbrella vowel (u) thee umbrella vowel sound

The Difference Between Say and Tell - Confusing Words in English Grammar

source: Twominute English     2013年10月4日
"Say" and "tell" are both verbs used to indicate speaking, talking, or giving information. However, they are not used in the same manner. We say something, but we tell someone something. Here in this video 'say' and 'tell' are discussed along with examples. You will learn how to use these two verbs in your conversations after watching this video.
The sentences with verbs are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice at the end to build your fluency on the subject matter.

0:00 Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:07 In this lesson you will learn about ‘say’ and ‘tell’ and how to use them in your conversations.
0:20 When we say something, it doesn’t need to be to a specific person.
0:24 It just means that you are speaking. “That’s what everybody is saying.” In this phrase, everybody is saying something, but not to any specific person.
0:34 We can also use “say” to report things, such as “He said that he was on time.”
0:41 Right. But we always tell something to someone, like telling your daughter a story.
0:46 Yes! And you can also use “tell” to report things: “He told her he was on time”.
0:55 We use “tell” to give facts and information to someone. For example, let me tell you something, Nina: I got the grade I needed!
1:06 Congratulations Max! I knew you’d pass. Now why don’t you tell me more about the difference between say and tell?
1:15 That’s pretty much what there is to it, Nina. Let’s listen to some conversations for more examples.
1:27 Hey, I heard you got a new job.
1:30 Yes, who told you? Did Max tell you I got a new job?
1:36 Yes, Max told me that.
1:39 Trust Max to quickly spread the news around. What else did he say?
1:44 He said that you got a 30% raise too.
1:47 Yeah! I am so happy!
1:50 You deserve it! I can’t wait to tell Cynthia.
2:00 Hey John, I have a secret to tell you.
2:02 Tell me! I love secrets and gossips.
2:06 Well, Max said that he would ask his new girlfriend to marry him.
2:10 Max really told you that?
2:13 Yes, he told me that he had got a promotion at work, so he could marry her.
2:16 That's incredible. Anne said she had seen him with another girl just last week.
2:22 Oops, maybe he's a player. Don't tell anyone then!
2:25 I won't tell anybody. Better to let them sort it out themselves.
2:29 Never tell a secret; it will always come back to haunt you.
2:38 Hey Karen, did you see the new action movie at the cinema?
2:42 No, the critics said it was bad.
2:44 Oh, they always say that. They also said Mission Impossible was bad, but it was good.
2:50 So, about the new movie. Tell me about it.
2:53 I have to say it is a good movie, but too much action and not enough story.
2:57 Tell me, who went with you?
2:59I took Elizabeth. She told me she didn't like action films, but I took her anyway.
3:04 Did she like it?
3:06 No, she was bored. She got on her phone and messaged her friends all through the movie.
3:11 That’s irritating. Didn’t you tell her to stop?
3:14 No, I didn’t. I wanted to focus on the movie, so I didn’t say anything.
3:21 Did Max tell you I got a new job?
3:26 What else did he say?
3:30 I can’t wait to tell Cynthia.
3:36 Hey John, I have a secret to tell you.
3:41 Well, Max said that he would ask his new girlfriend to marry him.
3:50 Anne said she had seen him with another girl just last week.
3:58 Oh, they always say that.

When is the word AIN'T used in English?

source: Espresso English     2013年3月26日

First name? Given name? Forename? What's your name?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2010年4月27日 When filling out a form in English, do you know your given name, your forename, your surname, and so on? Learn how to provide this basic information correctly and clearly, by watching this lesson. After watching, you can test your understanding by taking the free quiz at