Learn English Phrases with START

source: Espresso English    2016年9月25日
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CNN Student News September 26, 2016 subtitle /cc - U.S. Presidential Debate

source: Tieng Anh Chuan 100     2016年9月25日
On the day of the first U.S. presidential debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees, we're taking a look at everything from a hypothetical electoral map to the role of the debate moderator. Afterward, we're taking you to a country that could bring a number of challenges for the next U.S. president, and we're examining an alarming epidemic of drug overdoses in America.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 28: I Passed It!

source: VOA Learning English     2016年9月21日
Anna takes a driving test and has some problems. Where does she want to drive?
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Let's Learn English Lesson 28 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月21日
In this video, learn the new words and learn about the imperative verb form.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 28 Pronunciation Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月21日
In this video, learn how to use "well" to answer a question with bad news.
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BBC 6 Minute English | SLANG | English Subtitle

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月8日
Is slang a bad thing? Do you use it a lot? Neil and Alice discuss a very English kind of of language - Cockney Rhyming Slang - and teach you about jargon.
BBC 6 Minute English | SLANG | English Subtitle: https://youtu.be/lAUjFivYD1g

0:04 Could you lend me some dosh, Neil?
0:06 Sure.
0:07 How much do you need?
0:08 A couple of smackers.
0:10 You're sounding strange today, Alice.
0:12 Yes, I know, Neil.
0:14 Slang – or informal language used by a particular group – is the subject of today's show,
0:20 and I was just demonstrating a couple of slang words that mean 'money'. Dosh is a general
0:26 term for money and a smacker is a British pound or US dollar.
0:30 OK, so Cockney Rhyming Slang is a type of slang.
0:34 It's a coded language invented in the 19th Century by Cockneys so they could speak in
0:39 front of the police without being understood.
0:43 And still on the subject of money, I have a question for you, Alice.
0:47 OK.
0:48 What's Cockney Rhyming Slang for 'money'?
0:51 Is it… a) bread?
0:53 b) honey?
0:54 Or c) dough?
0:55 I think it's a) bread.
0:57 I bet you didn't know, Neil, that I'm a Cockney.
0:59 I don't Adam and Eve it, Alice!
1:02 That's a pork pie!
1:04 'Adam and Eve' means 'believe' and 'pork pie' means… 'lie'!
1:09 Actually, you're right.
1:11 I'm not a Cockney.
1:12 To be considered a Cockney, you need to be born within hearing distance of the bells
1:17 of St Mary-le-Bow church in what is now the City of London.
1:21 Indeed.
1:22 Now, slang, as we've said, is colloquial – or informal – language.
1:27 And it's characteristic of specific social groups.
1:30 We usually use it in informal conversation rather than in writing or more formal situations,
1:35 like a job interview.
1:37 We change the way we speak so that what we say is appropriate for a particular situation.
1:43 So you surprised me, earlier, Alice, by talking about 'dosh' and 'smackers' because it didn't
1:48 seem appropriate for presenting the show.
1:50 Slang use is often frowned upon – or disapproved of.
1:55 Let's listen to Jonathan Green, a lexicographer of slang, talking about who uses slang and
2:00 how this has changed.
2:01 Here he is on the Radio 4 programme Word of Mouth.
2:06 Slang does have a bad reputation and I would say this comes from its earliest collection,
2:12 which was of criminal slang in the 1500s in the 16th century, and it was associated with
2:17 bad people, and inevitably that has lingered.
2:21 But now in the last 40 or 50 years it's changed.
2:25 The definitions tend to stress 'different' and 'jocular', 'funny', 'humorous', 'inventive',
2:31 that kind of thing.
2:33 So we have records of 16th Century slang in collections – or dictionaries.
2:38 Words used by criminals as a code so they could talk without being understood.
2:43 And this bad reputation has lingered – or been slow to disappear.
2:46 But for the last 50 years we've been using slang to be funny and creative as well as
2:52 to show belonging to a particular group.
2:55 And apparently we're very creative when talking about drinking and being drunk.
3:01 The slang word booze – meaning 'alcohol' – comes from the 13th Century Dutch word, 'būsen'.
3:08 And there are hundreds of slang expressions to talk about drink and being drunk: 'on the
3:13 sauce', 'in your cups', 'half cut', 'hammered', 'squiffy', 'tipsy', 'wasted', 'legless', and
3:18 many many more that are far too rude to mention in this programme.
3:22 Yes.
3:23 So, while these terms might not be strictly acceptable – or appropriate in formal contexts
3:30 they aren't offensive, they are often amusing and help people bond in social groups.
3:35 By contrast, swear words or profanity – means 'rude language that offends or upsets people'.
3:41 And I'm not going to give any examples because that would be inappropriate and impolite, Alice.
3:47 OK, let's listen now to Jonathan Green and presenter Michael Rosen talking about jargon
3:53 – another type of in-group language.
3:56 JG: Jargon is what I would call is small 'o' occupational, small 'p' professional.
4:02 It's closed off environments.
4:05 You get legal jargon, you get naval jargon, I've been reading Patrick O'Brien recently
4:10 and that's awash with futtock plates and fiddying the decks.
4:14 MR: This is radio 4 Jonathan, be careful!
4:17 Jonathan Green in another segment of the BBC Radio 4 programme Word of Mouth.
4:21 So he says jargon is occupational and professional, meaning people speak it at work, for example,
4:27 lawyers and sailors.
4:29 A futtock plate is, I believe, an iron plate attached to the top of a ship's mast.
4:35 But I don't know much about this subject.
4:38 That's the idea, though – jargon is the technical language belonging to a specific group.
4:44 And to outsiders this jargon is often hard to understand.
4:48 Yes and here in the studio I can use all the radio jargon that I like.
4:52 Look at my faders here, Alice.
4:55 Going down and up and up and I'm just testing our levels…
4:59 Come on, live the fader alone.
5:02 It controls the level of sound on a studio deck.
5:05 Now it's time for the answer to today's quiz question, Neil.
5:08 I asked you: What's Cockney Rhyming Slang for money?
5:12 Is it… a) bread, b) honey or c) dough?
5:16 And I said a) bread.
5:17 And you were right, Alice!
5:19 Cockney Rhyming Slang uses just the first word of a phrase that rhymes with a word we're
5:24 trying to disguise.
5:26 So 'money' becomes 'bread and honey' but we just say 'bread'.
5:31 OK, so let's recap on the words we've learned today.
5:35 They are: slang
5:38 dosh smacker
5:41 Cockney Rhyming Slang colloquial
5:44 frowned upon lingered
5:47 booze swear
5:50 profanity jargon

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source: Simple English Videos    2014年10月9日
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English Vocabulary - WISH & HOPE

source: Learn English with Valen     2009年11月4日
http://www.engvid.com/ This English lesson covers WISH and HOPE, and how and when to use these words. Don't forget to test your knowledge with the free quiz at my website.

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How to send a letter in English

source: EnglishLessons4U    2014年12月18日
http://www.engvid.com/ In this useful lesson, you will learn how to send a letter or package to the USA or Canada. Do you know where to write all of the information on the envelope, like the address or the zip code? What *is* a zip code? What is the difference between the titles "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Miss", and "Ms."? Watch this video, and become an excellent pen pal with Ronnie!
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Learn English: Words with many meanings

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2014年12月29日
English can be really confusing! Many words sound the same, but have different meanings. Some words are even spelled exactly the same way and sound the same way too, and they still have different meanings! Today, I'm going to teach you all about these kinds of words in English, and I'll give you many examples. You'll learn about homonyms, homographs, and homophones. You'll learn a little bit of grammar and some new vocabulary. Learning this stuff will definitely help you to become a better reader and writer of English. Think you know it all? Take the quiz at www.engvid.com, where you can also find many more free English lessons.

Two, Too and To - Confusing English Words

source: Twominute English    2013年11月24日
Do you often feel confused while using to, too, and two? These words might sound similar, but each one of them has different functions in the conversation. It's not too difficult to use them, once you've taken the time to learn what they mean exactly, you'll be able to use them correctly. Listen to the conversations carefully and understand how the vocabulary is used. Practice at the end to build your fluency and comprehension.
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10 English Phrasal Verbs You Probably Don't Know

source: Espresso English    2013年2月19日
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English Pronunciation - I & EE

source: English Lessons with Alex    2010年11月19日
http://www.engvid.com/ The 'i' and 'ee' sounds are often mistaken by new English speakers. If you're not sure how to make these sounds, watch this pronunciation class to learn about tongue position and practice making the sounds in front of your computer screen. It's easy!