CNN Student News - September 7, 2016 | Effort to Remove Unexploded Bombs...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年9月6日
Efforts to Remove Unexploded Bombs in Laos; How the Flu Shot Works; The Start of the Paralympics
Today's show begins in the nation of Laos, which is still feeling the effects of a "secret war" that dates back to the mid-20th Century. Learn about the effects of unexploded bombs and what's being done to remove them. CNN Student News are also bringing you good and bad news about the animal kingdom, we're introducing you to an inspiring Paralympian, and we're explaining how the flu shot works.
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DO or MAKE? - Difference Between 'Do' and 'Make' - with examples & Exercises

source: Learn English Lab    2016年9月3日
In this lesson, you will learn how to use DO and MAKE correctly. If you've ever been confused about the difference between do and make, then you should definitely watch this lesson!
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do exercises, do business, do a favor, make a list, make the bed, do the shopping, make an effort etc.
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BBC 6 Minute English | SLEEPING ON THE JOB | English Subtitle

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月3日
How much sugar do you have a day? Rob and Neil talk about the recent recommendation by the World Health Organisation for people to reduce the amount of sugar they eat even more than previously advised. They say that it should account for 5% of the total energy we take from food – down from 10%.
What do experts suggest to help people eat less sugar? Follow the discussion and learn some food-related vocabulary.

0:20 Well, sleeping on the job – or sleeping at work - is no bad thing – and I hope today's
0:26 programme will wake you up to the idea that sleeping in the workplace might be a good
0:31 thing.
0:32 Oh really!
0:33 That's good to hear.
0:34I would have thought that sleeping at work was against the rules.
0:38 Not in every office, Finn, and I'll tell you why soon as well as explaining some sleep-related
0:43 vocabulary.
0:45 But now you're wide awake, how about a question?
0:47 OK, let's hear it.
0:50 When the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was in power, she did her job with
0:55 very little sleep.
0:57 Do you know how many hours of sleep she is said to have had each night?
1:02 a) Three hours b) Four hours
1:05 c) Five hours. I always thought she got by, she managed her
1:11 job, with just four hours of sleep a night.
1:16 Not much, is it?
1:18 We'll find out if you are right or wrong later.
1:21 I'm not sure if she chose not to sleep for long or she just wasn't able to sleep for
1:25 long.
1:26 Someone who can't sleep is called an insomniac.
1:29 And I'm certainly not an insomniac.
1:32 I enjoy sleeping all night and some of the day too.
1:36 And Rob, you said napping during the day is a good thing?
1:41 It's always nice to have a short sleep – or what I call 40 winks – during the day, but
1:47 when you're at work this can be a problem.
1:50 In some companies, like Google and the Huffington Post, workplace naps are positively encouraged.
1:57 They're seen as a way to make staff more productive.
2:00 So you mean they work harder and are more creative because a power-nap – a quick sleep
2:07 – makes workers feel refreshed and more alert.
2:10 I like the sound of this!
2:14 An Australian health writer called Thea O'Connor, is a founder of a campaign called Nap Now
2:20 which is trying to make sleeping at work more acceptable.
2:23 She calls herself a 'naptivist'!
2:26 Let's hear from her now.
2:27 What does she say is stopping us from doing this?
2:30 I think that our culture is a bit crazy not to embrace it, and one of the reasons we don't
2:34 is our attitude, you know it's quite counter-cultural to do nothing in order to get ahead.
2:40 I just really see that it's time to disrupt the prevailing work ethic which is all about
2:45 work longer and harder.
2:48 Right, so she wants us to embrace – to accept – the idea of a workplace power-nap.
2:56 But it is our attitude – the way we think about work – that stops society from accepting
3:02 this.
3:03 Yes, she explains that it is counter-cultural – so going against the normal way of thinking
3:09 – to actually do nothing and have a snooze.
3:11 That's why she is trying to change – or disrupt – our current work ethic of working
3:18 longer and harder.
3:20 She believes this doesn't necessarily bring better results.
3:24 But Rob, is this idea just a fad – something that's popular for a short while?
3:29 Maybe, but research has certainly shown that good quantity and quality of sleep is important
3:36 for our wellbeing.
3:38 A few years ago research by the East of England Development Agency found 30% of people have
3:44 their best ideas in bed compared to just 11% who have them at their desk.
3:50 It called for companies to install beds in the workplace.
3:54 Well, there aren't any in our office yet Rob.
3:57 I think putting beds or areas for naps in the office would help us workers feel more
4:05 able to rest and recharge our minds.
4:09 An alternative idea would be to change our working hours.
4:13 The UK's Sleep Council claims the nine-to-five work culture does not fit into the natural
4:19 sleeping pattern of the human race and bosses need to introduce a more sleep-friendly working
4:26 day.
4:27 That sounds like a siesta to me - a short period of sleep in the middle of the day that
4:33 people in warm places like Spain often have.
4:37 My problem with a siesta is that if I have a sleep in the afternoon I'd never wake up!
4:44 Well before you nod off now Rob, could you please tell me the answer to today's question.
4:50 Yes.
4:51 I asked you if you knew how many hours of sleep the former British Prime Minister, Margaret
4:55 Thatcher, is said to have had each night?
4:57 Three, four or five hours?
5:00 I said four hours Rob.
5:05 You are right.
5:06 It has often been said she needed just four hours of sleep – only on weekdays, not weekends.
5:16 Well before you have another power-nap, could you remind us of some of the vocabulary we've
5:21 heard today: Yes, we heard:
5:25 napping, nod off
5:28 sleeping on the job, insomniac
5:30 40 winks, power-nap
5:35 naptivist, attitude
5:38 counter-cultural, work ethic
5:42 wellbeing, nine-to-five
5:46 siesta. Thanks.
5:48 We hope you've enjoyed today's programme.
5:50 Please join us again soon for another 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English.
5:56 Bye.

Music – Type of Music, Phrases & Expressions ...

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年9月2日
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# Genres of music
Jazz – it is a type of music that has its roots in Western African culture.
Pop – it is basically popular music that is mostly heard on the radio and on TV. It is called Pop music.
Rock – It has evolved from rock and roll and pop music.
Retro – It has style and elements from the past. Certain cities have clubs that play retro music on certain days of the week since a lot of people enjoy dancing to the tunes.
Heavy metal – It is a type of rock music, but the lyrics and the performances of artists are associated with aggression. Some well-known bands are Metallica and Megadeth.
Hip-Hop – It has its roots in the Afro- American culture. It has a very young beat to it. It is mainly based on rap culture and break dance.
Romantic – Romantic music always has a very good melody, the music is very light and makes you feel great. Mostly those who are in love would always want to listen to such kind of music because it makes you feel closer to your loved ones.
Ambient – It is very soothing and related mostly to the atmosphere and environment. It is very light and makes you calm.

# How to talk about music in English.
--That sounds great – You can use this phrase to say that the music is good and you are enjoying it.
--I like the beat – If a song has great rhythm, a good voice and everything about it is good, then you can use this phrase.
--It has a pleasing melody – If the song has really great music and soft on the ears, very pleasing, then you can use this phrase.
--That sounds awful – When everything about the song is bad, the arrangement of sounds, the melody, the voice, etc., that is when you can use this phrase.
--It makes my ears hurt – When the music is really bad, it hurts your ears and you just can’t listen to one more sound that is when you can this phrase.
--That is too much of noise than music – Noise is something that disturbs you. When the music begins to sound like noise because of the bad melody and arrangement that is when you can use this phrase.
--It heals or calms me down - So if you are in a bad mood, listening to your favourite music, can always make you feel much better and relaxed. Hence you could say, “Well, music it heals me, when I’m down and out.”
--It stirs my imagination – This means that music makes me feel positive. Many people love to listen to music while going about their daily routine since it helps them to feel positive and good.
--It is rejuvenating – This means that music makes me feel refreshed and young. Listening to some great music is a superb mood lifter and surefire way of feeling energetic.

Let's Learn English Lesson 27

source: VOA Learning English     2016年9月2日
Anna does not feel well. She calls her boss and her doctor. What do they tell her to do? And will she follow their advice?
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Let's Learn English Lesson 27 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月2日
​​Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson. You also learn about irregular past tense verbs.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 27 Pronunciation Practice

source: VOA Learning English     2016年9月2日
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Lie or Lay?

source: Simple English Videos    2015年3月13日
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Listening Comprehension - Legal Vocabulary in English

source: English Teacher Jon    2011年12月5日 Understand news stories better by taking this listening comprehension lesson. I'll teach you a lot of new vocabulary and then read you a story. Take the quiz at to see if you've understood everything!

SAT Vocabulary List #7

source: Catlin Tucker     2012年12月10日
Please take Cornell notes #7 on these words and write down any examples that will help you to remember their meaning.

Learn English - How to make the 'PH' sound

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2014年5月31日 In this easy lesson, you will learn to pronounce the 'PH' sound in English. Most of the time, 'PH' is pronounced like an 'F', not as two separate sounds. However, there are exceptions to this rule. You'll also find out how 'PH' became part of the English language. If you want to sound more like a native speaker, get your pronunciation right. Check out this lesson.

English words that come from other languages

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2015年7月20日
Did you know that a lot of words in the English language actually come from other languages? When you say "hamburger", "mentor", "saxophone", or "spartan", you are using words that originated in countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Greece. Learn some new vocabulary and, along with that, a bit of history by watching this interesting lesson on foreign words. You will realize that English borrows much more from other languages than you thought. Do you know of any English words that are from your language? Be sure to share them in the comments section!

Difference between the prepositions IN and ON

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2014年2月28日

Often people are confused with similar prepositions particularly the prepositions IN and ON. More often than not, either IN or ON can be grammatically correct. It entirely depends what you really mean in your statements.
Here are some few guidelines on how to use these two most commonly misused prepositions:

# It is advisable to use IN when you are indicating a position for spaces with limitations. IN is used to convey that something is contained or inside. For example,
- The bee is in the beehive.
- The mail in the mailbox.
- The file is in the disk.

# Alternatively, ON is used to denote a position for surfaces or a position just above or outside an area. Example,
- The book is placed on the table.
- Charlie sat on the stool.
- Jane had a tattoo on his arm.

# IN is used to denote a moment enclosed in time. It is therefore used with other parts of the day, with months, with years, with seasons. Some examples of these are,
- I like to drink coffee in the morning.
- Andreaìs wedding is on October.
- A lot of terrorist activities happened in 2001.
- The flowers will bloom in spring.

# ON is used with days and dates. Also, it may be used in special parts of the day and special holidays. Distinctively, ON is used when you do not enclose something — time included ñ it is with relative specificity.
- I'll see you on Friday!
- My retirement is effective on June 23.
- The event happened on the morning of January 14.
- We look for colourful eggs on Easter Sunday.

# ON is used with street names. Conversely, IN is used with names of cities, towns, provinces, states, and countries.
- I'm on Elm street, meet me here Freddie.
- Jiu-jitsu is big in Brazil.
- There are so many celebrities in California!

# Summary:
1. IN is used when you are referring something enclosed by limitations while using IN is relatively specific and does not denote anything enclosed.
2. IN is used to denote a location of something inside a space while on generally, denotes something above a surface or within proximity.
3. Whether it is used with place or time, normally, IN is general as compared to the specific implications of ON.

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Ordering Food Delivery - Food English Lessons

source: Twominute English     2013年10月9日
Ordering is not difficult, but you'll need to know the right questions to ask, and the right answers. You'll need to ask about the menu, the prices, about the money you have to pay, delivery time, and more. Do you know what to say when you order food? In this lesson, we'll learn see some conversations related to ordering food delivery.

0:17 Hello, Lee’s Garden Cuisine. What would you like to order?
0:21 Hello, I’d like to hear your specials, please.
0:25 Sure Sir, we have Wonton noodles, Hakka noodles, Crispy lamb, Veg, Chicken or Pork Dim sums.
0:34 Okay, I’d like to order Wonton noodles and Chicken Dim Sum for two.
0:39 Is that all, Sir? Would you like to order some starters or soup?
0:44 Ummm, no thanks, that’s it. My address is 42 Beverly Street.
0:49 Okay, that’s $34 and your order will be delivered within 30 minutes.
1:00 Hey Tom! I want to order delivery today. Any recommendations?
1:04 What cuisine do you want, Sarah?
1:06 Ummm, Chinese or maybe Italian.
1:09 If you want Chinese, you’ve got to order from Lee’s Garden, they make awesome sizzlers.
1:14 For Italian, Pizzeria Roza is excellent. They make authentic Pizza pies.
1:20 Okay, awesome! Tell me the numbers of both restaurants, will ya?
1:24 No problem!
1:31 Hello, this is the Thai Bamboo Restaurant. What would you like to order?
1:36 Well, I am not really sure. I’ve never eaten Thai food before. Any suggestions?
1:41 We’ve got Pad Thai noodles, Duck curry, Fresh broccoli with oyster sauce and Thai bamboo cashew nut.
1:49 Wow! So many options. Why don’t you tell me what could be a good combination?
1:55 I’d recommend Pad Thai noodles and Fresh broccoli with oyster sauce, that’s our special.
2:01 Okay, that sounds nice. I’ll go with your choice. My address is 689 Hampton place.
2:08 Your order will be delivered in 30 minutes. Will you be paying in cash?
2:14 Yep, no problem.
2:16 Please pay the delivery boy $32.
2:19 Alright.
2:21 Thank you. Hope to serve you again soon.
2:30 Hello, this is Burger Queen. What would you like to order?
2:35 Hi, I want 26 chicken burgers and 30 veg burgers.
2:39 Okay, would you like something else? Like French fries or pizzas?
2:44 Ummmm yeah, make it 20 boxes of French fries. And can you please box them properly and deliver by 2 o’clock? I need them for my kid’s birthday party.
2:54 Don’t worry, Sir. I’ll make sure they are packed well. If your party is at 2, then we’ll deliver just before 2 so they stay hot and fresh.
3:05 That’s a nice idea. Thank you.
3:07 No problems. I hope you have a great party.
3:14 Hello, I’d like to hear your specials, please.
3:19 Okay, I’d like to order Wonton noodles and Chicken Dim Sum for two.
3:28 Hey Tom! I want to order delivery today. Any recommendations?
3:36 I’ve never eaten Thai food before. Any suggestions?
3:43 Why don’t you tell me what could be a good combination?
3:49 Okay, that sounds nice. I’ll go with your choice. My address is 689 Hampton place.
4:02 Hi, I want 26 chicken burgers and 30 veg burgers.
4:10 And can you please box them properly and deliver by 2 o’clock?

BETWEEN vs. AMONG - What's the real difference?

source: Espresso English      2013年3月26日