CNN Student News September 16 2016 subtitle /cc U.S. presidential poll, ...

source: Tieng Anh Chuan 100     2016年9月15日
September 16 2016 CNN Student News September 16 2016 subtitle /cc U.S. presidential poll, allow more refugees ?
This Friday, CNN Student News' continuing coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential race focuses on a recent poll centered on two battleground states and explains what it takes to run a national campaign. A controversial plan to allow more refugees into the U.S., a report on a new type of bike helmet, and a look at planned changes to pro football stadiums round out our coverage.

How to understand new English vocabulary by learning roots!

source: English Jade - Learn English (engVid)     2016年9月14日
Did you know that many words in English originally come from the Greek language? In fact, if you can identify the Greek keywords within an English word, you can often understand its meaning even if it is a word you have never encountered before! In this lesson, I will show you how to break down the meaning of a Greek word in English by learning keyword prefixes and suffixes.
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English in a Minute: Bent out of Shape

source: VOA Learning English     2016年9月14日
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English in a Minute: To Have a Lot on Your Plate

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月14日
Someone who has "a lot on their plate" is probably very busy...maybe too busy. Find out more about this expression in this week's English in a Minute!
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CNN Student News with subtitles - September 15, 2016 - Typhoon Meranti Bears | Merger B...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年9月14日
Typhoon Meranti Bears Down on Southeast China; Paralympics Discusses Determination to Run; Merger in the Works Between Bayer and Monsanto.
With a major typhoon barreling toward southeast China, we're looking at how the terrain contributes to the danger. With the 2016 Paralympic Games taking place in Brazil, we're showing you how nothing could keep one competitor off the track. And with self-driving cars being tested in Pittsburgh, we're explaining what it's like to get behind the wheel but not actually steer it.
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ARE COMPUTERS MAKING US DUMB? | Daily Listening | English Subtitle

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月4日
We don't leave home without our mobile phones - and are always consulting apps like spellcheckers and maps. Rob and Neil talk about how dependent we are on computers - and wonder if this is a good thing. Listen to their conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

0:08 Are you alright, Neil?
0:09 Are you playing on your smartphone again, are you?
0:12 Err... what was that?
0:14 Yeah, sorry, Rob... just doing something on my smartphone, you know, the kind of phone
0:20 which allows you to go online.
0:21 Oh I can see that.
0:23 But are you waiting for a call?
0:24 No.
0:25 No, I just carry it with me at all times.
0:27 Where I go, the phone goes.
0:29 No phone, no Neil!
0:31 OK, but why do you need your phone so much?
0:34 Why?!
0:36 What if I need to go somewhere?
0:38 How will I find my way?
0:40 What about the weather?
0:41 Will it rain today?
0:42 I need to know these things.
0:43 Why don't you just look up in the sky and see if it is cloudy?
0:47 Look up to see if it is going to rain?!
0:49 I have an app - which is short for an application, which is a computer programme for a specific
0:55 purpose.
0:56 My app tells me the weather... and this one does all the maths I need... and here's one
1:01 for translations, and this one here... can tell me what I'm going to...
1:05 OK, OK, OK, I get the point.
1:07 Today we're talking about computers - and we'll bring you some words connected with
1:11 the digital age.
1:13 Connected - to connect - we use this verb a lot.
1:16 It means 'to link, or join, one thing to another thing.
1:19 In this case, connected means 'linked to the internet'.
1:23 OK, I can see you are very excited about computers.
1:25 So that's what my question is all about.
1:28 The first commercially produced "desktop computer" was designed and produced by the Italian company
1:34 Olivetti and presented at an event in New York.
1:38 When did it happen?
1:39 Was it in:
1:40 a) 1955
1:42 b) 1965 or
1:44 c) 1975 Well, I think it's (a) 1955.
1:51 Very interesting.
1:52 You'll get the right answer at the end of the programme.
1:54 Now, let's talk about computers.
1:56 You can't live without them but American technology writer Nicholas Carr, the author of a book
2:02 called 'The Glass Cage - where automation is taking us', thinks they might cause problems.
2:08 Problems?!
2:09 They cause us problems when they crash - that's what we say when our computer suddenly stops
2:13 working.
2:14 Well, not just that.
2:16 Let's listen to Nicholas Carr.
2:18 He says if we rely too much on computers we lose something.
2:22 But what is it?
2:25 The ability of computers to do things we used to do is growing astronomically and we're
2:31 rushing to hand over to computers tasks, activities - both in our work lives and in our personal
2:38 lives - and what you begin to see is what is often called a de-skilling effect.
2:43 The person becoming reliant on computers; because they are not exercising their own
2:47 talents, those talents begin to fade.
2:50 And we begin to lose, as a result, the unique things that human beings can do that computers
2:55 can't: feel empathy, take a broad perspective, interpret all the stuff that can't be turned
3:02 into data.
3:04 According to Nicholas Carr, using computers means that we are losing skills - he talks
3:09 about 'de-skilling'.
3:11 A skill is the ability to do something well because we've practised it.
3:16 And he also talks about the loss of talent - talent is a natural ability to do something
3:22 - you didn't have to learn it, you're just naturally good at it.
3:26 It's something we're all born with.
3:28 Carr says that relying on computers means our talent is fading because we don't use
3:33 it any more.
3:34 And he goes even further and says we're losing some of the things that make us human, like
3:39 empathy, the ability to imagine and understand what other people might be feeling.
3:44 So, do you agree with this writer, Neil?
3:46 I think he's got a point actually.
3:48 It's like the friendships we make on social media.
3:51 It is nice to get to know new people in different countries, but we have to remember that it's
3:56 important to talk to people face-to-face too.
3:59 So... maybe we shouldn't use GPS to find our way around all the time.
4:05 GPS, the global positioning system which gives us directions with the help of satellites
4:09 orbiting the Earth... instead, have a conversation with someone - ask for directions.
4:15 Yes, and perhaps we can give the spellchecker a miss occasionally.
4:19 A spellchecker is a very useful piece of software which helps us avoid making spelling mistakes
4:24 when we're typing on a computer but... it is good to actually learn how to spell the
4:29 words properly and not leave everything to the machine.
4:33 Good idea, Rob.
4:34 I'll try not to rely so much on digital technology.
4:38 Computers are here to stay and they'll become more and more sophisticated, but we have to
4:41 remember they are just tools.
4:43 Yes, computers are here to stay.
4:45 And by the way, when was the first commercially produced "desktop computer" launched?
4:50 As I told you, it was designed and created by Olivetti and launched in New York.
4:55 But when was it launched?
4:57 Was it: 1955, 1965 or 1975?
5:01 And I said 1955.
5:03 Perhaps you should ask your smartphone because the correct answer is actually (b) 1965.
5:08 I don't believe it!
5:09 The computer was called Programma 101 and it was presented at the New York World's Fair.
5:15 They sold 44,000 units all over the world.
5:18 The initial price in the US was US$ 3,200.
5:22 Well, we are almost out of time so let's remind ourselves of some of the words we said today,
5:28 Neil.
5:29 smartphone
5:30 app (application)
5:32 to connect
5:34 crash
5:37 skill
5:39 talent
5:40 empathy
5:43 GPS (Global Positioning System)
5:45 spellchecker Thank you.

How long does it last?

source: Simple English Videos     2014年11月10日
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English Vocabulary - afraid, afraid of, scared of, fear

source: English Teacher Jon     2012年7月11日 Don't be afraid of this lesson -- it's pretty easy! We will learn about the different uses of the word afraid in English. I'll also teach you about fear and scared. Bravely take the quiz at

SAT Vocabulary List #1

source: Catlin Tucker  2014年8月19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.

English listening practice exercise - The Storm

source: Crown Academy of English    2014年8月7日
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How to Talk About Pricing and Negotiation in English

source: Learn English with BeGlobal     2015年11月24日
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Vocabulary and expressions about HANDS

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2015年4月15日 Look down at your hand and see if you can name its parts. If you don't know the names of all your fingers, this lesson is for you! In this video, you will learn words such as "pinky", "major", "index", and expressions like "fingers crossed" and "to give someone the finger". You can tell a lot about a person by just looking at their hands, so watch this lesson today to learn how to talk about them. Afterwards, do the quiz to test your understanding of the material.

Can we meet? - Beginners English Course

source: Twominute English    2013年11月4日
So, are you making plans to meet someone? You might be wondering how to approach the other person and set up the meeting. How should you interact with the other person to persuade him/her to meet you? Well, we have got all the answers here! In this video, we'll talk about all the phrases that you can use to fix up meetings with other people.

0:06 In this lesson we will learn some phrases that you can use to ask others to meet you in person.
0:18 Hey Kate! How are you doing?
0:20 I’m good. What’s up?
0:22 Well, I was wondering if we can meet at Gilbert’s cafe in the evening?
0:27 Is something up?
0:29 Not really. I wanted to go to the cafe after work today and I was wondering if you can accompany me.
0:35 Sure. Why not! We can meet at 7 if it’s alright with you.
0:40 7 would be great. See you then!
0:48 Good morning. Alex and Carton Enterprises. How can I help you?
0:53 Good Morning! My name is Sanna Ashley, May I speak with Ms. Gribson.
0:58 Speaking. How may I help you?
1:01 Well, I’m from Trass Corporation. It’s about the order we are placing with you. Can we meet tomorrow?
1:08 Sure. You can come tomorrow after lunch, at 1:30 PM?
1:13 Absolutely! Thank you.
1:22 Good morning, Hudson Dental Clinic. How may I help you?
1:26 Hello. I’d like to schedule an appointment for tomorrow.
1:30 Sure... May I know your name please?
1:33 My name is Kate Bridgestone.
1:36 All right. What time would suit you best?
1:39 I’d prefer a morning appointment. Before 11:00 maybe..
1:44 Sure. I can fit you in for an appointment at 10:45 AM?
1:48 That’d be great. Thank you so much.
1:57 Hey! What are you up to?
2:00 Nothing. Just trying to make plans for Saturday night. What about you?
2:04 Well, today is your lucky day.
2:07 What do you mean?
2:08 I actually called to ask you if you want to go out Saturday.
2:12 Oh! That’s great. I finish work at 6:00.
2:16 Great, I can meet you at 7 sharp at Freddy’s club.
2:24 Well, I was wondering if we can meet at Gilbert’s cafe in the evening?
2:33 We can meet at 7 if it’s alright with you.
2:38 Well, I’m from Trass Corporation. It’s about the order we are placing with you. Can we meet tomorrow?
2:51 I’d like to schedule an appointment for tomorrow.
2:58 Great, I can meet you at 7 sharp at Freddy’s club.

10 English Phrases for Guessing & Estimating

source: Espresso English    2013年3月9日
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source: Learn English with Rebecca     2010年8月31日 Watch this grammar lesson to learn the difference between "since" and "for", and how to use them correctly in English. Test your understanding of the lesson by taking the free quiz at

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