IT'S vs. ITS - What's the Difference? - When to Use It's and Its, with E...

source: Learn English Lab    2016年8月23日
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In this lesson, you will learn the difference between IT'S and ITS. This video covers the meanings of the two forms, when to use it's and its, and some example sentences with it's and its.

CNN Student News with subtitles - September 6, 2016 | Obama`s G20 Summit | Scale-Model ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年9月6日
Obama`s Last G20 Summit; Scale-Model Recreation of the Great Fire of London; The Business Potential of eSports.
Today on CNN Student News: a recap of this year's G20 event in China, a scale-model event recreating the Great Fire of London, and a canonization of a well-known missionary. We're also examining the continuing impact of a storm named Hermine, and we're looking at the business potential of eSports, as their popularity continues to grow throughout the world.
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SHARING ECONOMY | Daily Listening | English Subtitle

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月5日
Need some extra cash? Why not rent out your spare room? Or let people park in your driveway? Many websites are bringing people together to do just that as part of what's called 'the sharing economy'.
Rob and Finn discuss this new trend and teach you some vocabulary about making money.

0:00 Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English.
0:02 I'm Finn, and Rob's here too.
0:05 Yes, hello.
0:06 Hi.
0:07 Rob - tell me - do you have a spare room in your house?
0:12 Absolutely not.
0:14 We're full to capacity in our house.
0:16 And what about a driveway for your car?
0:19 A driveway - so you mean a parking space off the road at my house?
0:24 Not exactly a driveway, but yes I do have a parking space, yes.
0:28 Well - both of these are ways of making money in the 'sharing economy'.
0:34 Interested?
0:35 Well, we'll be talking about this new economy in the programme, and learning some language
0:41 related to making money.
0:43 But first - a question.
0:45 Great.
0:46 I don't have to pay for it do I?
0:49 It's a free question.
0:50 But no prize either.
0:52 In February 2014, Britain's most expensive parking space went on sale, but for how much?
1:00 Was it: a) £80,000
1:04 b) £100,000 c) £400,000
1:09 Well, it's just a parking space isn't it?
1:13 So I'm going to go for the lowest value: £80,000.
1:16 £80,000 - still a lot of money.
1:18 We'll find out if that's the right answer at the end of the programme.
1:21 But first, let's find out a bit more about this sharing economy.
1:26 Rob, are you feeling the pinch?
1:29 Feeling the pinch - you mean feeling poor.
1:32 Yes, I'm always feeling the pinch.
1:34 So come on Finn, tell us how we can make some money.
1:37 Well, perhaps the best-known example of a company in the sharing economy is Airbnb - it's
1:45 an American web business which allows you to rent out your spare room to holidaymakers.
1:51 OK.
1:53 Holidaymakers - so these are people on holiday.
1:55 Using your spare room as a B and B - that's a bed and breakfast?
2:00 Yes - you can provide breakfast for your guests too...
2:04 That sounds like a clever way to make a few pennies.
2:07 Yes, to make a few pennies - to make a bit of extra money.
2:10 OK well, Airbnb say they operate in 34,000 cities and have 800,000 listings of rooms
2:17 and apartments.
2:18 In fact, we could say they're the market-leader in this industry - the main, most successful
2:24 company.
2:25 There are many companies doing very similar things.
2:28 And one doing something with parking spaces is JustPark.
2:33 It's a British business that lets you rent out your driveway or parking space.
2:39 Another way to make money on the side - which means to make some extra money in addition
2:42 to your normal job.
2:44 We're going to hear from the founder of JustPark now, Anthony Eskinazi.
2:48 Where did the idea for the business come from?
2:51 When I had the original idea, I spotted a driveway close to a sports stadium.
2:55 It would have been so convenient if I could have just parked in that driveway rather than
2:59 in a commercial car park.
3:01 So, Anthony said that he got the idea when trying to park near a stadium.
3:05 He said he saw a driveway.
3:07 He thought it would be more convenient to just park there than in a commercial car park
3:11 - a normal one which makes money.
3:14 So he set up this site.
3:16 And around 20,000 people have put their spaces on the site, and he says around half a million
3:23 drivers use it.
3:25 Interestingly, a church near Kings Cross in central London has apparently made over £200,000
3:32 by renting out space in its yard to travellers!
3:35 And of course there are other sites doing very similar things, like Uber and Lyft - these
3:42 let drivers share their cars with other passengers.
3:46 And there's even a company in Hong Kong which lets you share space under your umbrella when
3:51 it rains!
3:52 That sounds like one for a rainy day.
3:55 Haha - an idea to store away until you need it.
3:59 But I do have a question.
4:01 What about the people who run things like traditional B and Bs, or commercial car parks
4:06 - or taxi services - things like that?
4:08 Won't they be out of pocket?
4:10 Out of pocket, yes - lose money.
4:13 Many of them are out of pocket and are not happy about this.
4:17 And there is another issue: regulations - or laws.
4:21 Listen to the editor of Tech City News, Alex Wood.
4:25 Why are regulations for these new businesses unclear?
4:29 Take the example of someone who has a driveway in their house.
4:32 They've got some spare capacity there - they're looking to make some more money.
4:36 But how does that affect their neighbours?
4:38 How does that affect the Council and the regulation and the rules around them?
4:41 Because this is a new business world, those rules aren't there yet.
4:44 Well, he says they're unclear - because the rules aren't there yet.
4:48 Because it's a whole new business world.
4:50 In fact, Airbnb has had problems with the law.
4:54 But, in a time when the economy is doing badly, these businesses seem to be thriving - doing
5:00 really well - and provide an extra source of income for many people.
5:04 That's right.
5:05 Many are benefitting from this new economy.
5:08 But others are out of pocket.
5:09 That's business.
5:10 Rob, what about us?
5:12 Could you make some money from this sharing economy?
5:16 You could rent out your bike - your lovely folding bike - while you're at work?
5:19 That's a really good idea - it's kind of a downtime, the bike's not being used, so why
5:25 not!
5:26 Anyway - how about the answer to today's question?
5:28 Yes, earlier I asked you about the most expensive parking space ever to go on sale in London.
5:34 How much was it on sale for?
5:36 Well, I had a guess and I said £80,000.
5:39 Well, you were completely wrong.
5:42 It was the most expensive one: £400,000.
5:46 No way!
5:47 For a parking space!
5:48 It was a space in London, in Kensington and it went on sale for £400,000, which is over
5:54 twice the price of the average UK house.
5:58 So very expensive!
5:59 Anyway, Rob, before we go any further, how about those words again?
6:03 OK, the words we've heard today were: driveway
6:08 feeling the pinch, holidaymakers
6:13 make a few pennies on the side
6:19 market leader, one for a rainy day
6:26 out of pocket, regulations
6:31 thriving, source of income
6:35 Thank you Rob.
6:36 And that's it for today - if you want to listen to more programmes like this one, visit our
6:41 site
6:44 Bye bye.
6:45 Bye.

CNN Student News - September 5, 2016 | U.S. Government Jobs Report | Spr...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年9月5日
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How to study efficiently: The Cornell Notes Method

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2016年8月25日
Learn to study faster and more efficiently, and remember more! I will show you my favorite system for taking notes, called the Cornell Notetaking System. You'll learn a way to take better notes and become a better active listener. I'll explain how to use this method and show you an example of it. Using the Cornell template will help you remember more of what you hear in class and help you organize your notes better. This method will help you if you are a student in a high school, language school, or university, or if you attend meetings, conferences, or like studying on your own! You can practice using the Cornell Notetaking Method with this video on the differences between British and American spelling at , or any other engVid lesson!
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Happy or Lucky? Learn English with Simple English Videos

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Conversation Skills - Asking Questions

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SAT Vocabulary List #8

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Speaking English: How to say P, F, B, V

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English listening exercise - Animals in danger

source: Crown Academy of English     2015年1月12日
This English listening exercise is based on a story about animals in danger.
I start the lesson with some new English words and then I give you the questions that you will need to answer.
You will then listen to the article and answer the questions. You can listen as many times as you want.
When you have finished, I give you the answers to the questions of the English listening exercise along with an explanation of some new vocabulary.
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source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2011年10月15日 Learn English faster and better with these five simple rules. Test your understanding with the quiz at

Put On

source: Twominute English    2013年10月8日
'Put on' is used when you refer to the action of wearing something, like shoes or hats, on our bodies. It can also refer to placing something on a surface, like a chair, the floor, or the bed, for example. The sentences with the expression are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice them to build your fluency on the subject matter.
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0:15 Hello, everybody. Today we’re going to talk about the idiom ‘put on’.
0:20 Hi, Kenny. Hello, everyone.
0:22 ‘Put on’ is a common idiom that we use to explain the action of placing something on our body, such as perfume, jewelry, clothes, or make up.
0:33 Yes, that’s it. We use ‘put on’ to refer to any item we place on our body that we can take off.
0:41 Interesting. So, based on that, we can not ‘put on’ a tattoo.
0:48 That is correct. We say ‘get a tattoo’, or ‘have a tattoo’. We cannot take a tattoo off, so we don’t wear one; we do not ‘put on’ a tattoo.
0:59 And we can also use the idiom ‘put on’ when we refer to the action of placing something on a surface.
1:06 In this case, we use the object between the words ‘put’ and ‘on’. Could you give us an example, Kenny?
1:14 Certainly, Matt. When I arrive home at night, I can not put my shoes on the floor because my dog will eat them.
1:21 Got it. Good example.
1:24 Well, let’s listen to dialogues with more examples.
1:34 Where’s mom?
1:36 She’s upstairs putting on her dress.
1:39 So, that means she already put her make up on, I hope.
1:43 Yes. She shouldn’t be long, now.
1:46 Are you going to put on perfume?
1:48 No. I have a bit of a headache.
1:50 It’s sunny outside. If you have a headache, you should put your sunglasses on.
1:55 Good idea. I will.
2:03 Hello. I thought you wouldn’t come today.
2:06 Well, here I am. And today there’s so much to do.
2:11 Yes. We’re expecting a big delivery from China.
2:15 This is it! There are about 15 boxes out there. Where do you want me to put them?
2:21 Well, you can put the big boxes on the floor over there.
2:24 Ok, but there are a lot of smaller boxes, too.
2:28 You can put the them on the table.
2:37 Hi, Cameron. I have a funny question…when you get dressed, what do you put on first?
2:43 That is a funny question. But I’ll play along…I put on my underwear first. Then, I put on my pants. After that, I put on my blouse. I put my shoes on last.
2:58 What about jewelry?
3:00 I usually only put on a pair of earrings and a necklace after I’m dressed.
3:05 I noticed you rarely put on any makeup.
3:08 I’m allergic to most brands of makeup.
3:11 And how long does it take you to put on your clothes?
3:15 Well, I usually get dressed in fifteen minutes.
3:18 I knew it! My girlfriend takes an hour to put on her clothes, jewelry, and makeup.
3:24 Don’t complain, Kenny. She does it for you.
3:28 I guess so…but I wish she could be more like you.
3:34 She’s upstairs putting on her dress.
3:39 Are you going to put on perfume?
3:43 If you have a headache, you should put your sunglasses on.
3:50 Where do you want me to put them?
3:55 You can put the them on the table.
3:59 I usually only put on a pair of earrings and a necklace after I’m dressed.
4:09 My girlfriend takes an hour to put on her clothes, jewelry, and makeup.

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