First 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate: Clinton vs. Trump

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月27日
Americans will vote for a new president on November 8. Watch highlights of the first of three debates between Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - September 28, 2016 | The Potential Impact of U.S. Pre...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年9月27日
The U.N.`s New Warning About Air Pollution; The Potential Impact of Debates on Polls; Character Study of a Charitable Dentist.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 29: A Long Time Ago

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月21日
Anna and Marsha have a lot of work to do. An advertisement makes them remember their childhood dreams. What do you think they wanted to be?
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Let's Learn English Lesson 29 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月21日
In this video, learn to say the new words for this lesson. You can also learn about how to use adjectives.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 29 Pronunciation Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月21日
Use this video to learn about the noises English speakers make to show they are listening.
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BBC 6 Minute English | BLOOD | English Subtitle

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月11日

0:07 In this programme we're going to be talking about blood.
0:10 Yes.
0:11 Blood?
0:12 Did I ever tell you, Rob, that I really hate the sight of blood?
0:16 And I've even been known to faint – that's to lose consciousness - at the sight of a needle.
0:23 Come on, Finn.
0:24 I think you've got a lot to learn.
0:26 You wouldn't be here without it, you know!
0:27 It's a fascinating topic.
0:29 All sorts of discoveries are being made these days, which could change medical science for ever.
0:35 Yes.
0:36 Well, you are right, of course.
0:37 Blood was even thought to relate to human character.
0:40 People were hot-bloodied – quick to anger – or cold-bloodied – lacking in passion.
0:47 There were all the myths about vampires when young blood was thought to revitalise older people.
0:53 There's a dreadful story that a Hungarian countess had hundreds of young women killed
0:57 so she could bathe in their blood and stay youthful-looking.
1:01 Right.
1:02 OK.
1:03 And in Roman times, if a young gladiator died in battle, people used to drink his blood
1:10 because they thought it would keep them healthy.
1:12 For 3,000 years, people have been cut or given leeches to let out the blood because they
1:17 thought that would make people better.
1:20 Incredibly, it carried on until the 19th century.
1:23 But it actually made people worse, or even killed them.
1:26 So I won't be doing that today.
1:29 OK.
1:30 Instead, how about answering a question all about blood Finn?
1:32 Go on then.
1:33 If you laid out all the blood vessels in an adult body end to end how long would they be?
1:40 Would they be… a) 30,000 miles
1:42 b) 100,000 miles or c) 200,000 miles long?
1:47 Well, let's say 100,000 miles.
1:50 That's b).
1:51 OK.
1:52 Well, we'll see if you got the right answer at the end of the programme.
1:54 OK, well let's talk more about blood now.
1:58 We've heard about blood in history but Finn, did you know that today beauticians are running
2:02 businesses in which people pay to have their blood extracted, then injected into their face?
2:10 Yes I have heard about this.
2:12I t's thought to rejuvenate – that's to give new life to - their skin.
2:18 Michael Mosley has had just that done to his face as an experiment.
2:21 He's a doctor and presenter with the BBC.
2:25 Let's listen to him talking about it.
2:27 He uses an expression that means "go faster".
2:30 Can you tell me what it is?
2:33 Sometimes known as the Vampire Facelift, PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma therapy – claims
2:40 to accelerate healing and reverse the signs of ageing.
2:46 First my blood is treated to make a concentrated solution of platelets in plasma.
2:51 Next, this is injected directly into my face.
2:56 Ouch!
2:58 And the word he used was "accelerate".
3:00 Now that means to make faster.
3:03 And he said they "treated" his blood.
3:05 This means "changed or transformed" it.
3:08 Well, today, of course, controlled blood transfusion is a completely normal medical practice that
3:15 saves countless lives.
3:17 And blood donors – the people who give their blood – are an important part of healthcare.
3:21 Yes, Finn, but there's all sorts of other amazing things that blood can do.
3:26 If we are running at altitude – high up - the limbs get tired because there's not
3:31 enough oxygen.
3:32 The blood then starts creating new red cells and pours them into the system.
3:37 That's why athletes often train in the mountains.
3:40 Altitude training, isn't it?
3:42 And, apparently, the different types of food you eat have an immediate effect on your blood,
3:47 or rather the element of blood called plasma.
3:51 So, if you eat a cholesterol-high breakfast, for example, very soon after that you can
3:57 see the fat in the blood.
3:59 Nice.
4:01 Ideas about how blood moves around your body have changed a lot over the years too.
4:05 The Romans thought blood flowed one way and came out of our feet and hands and was then
4:10 burnt away.
4:12 But William Harvey in the 17th-century found that blood circulated viaveins and arteries
4:17 – these are the tubes in our body where blood is carried around.
4:21 And let's not forget clotting – that's when the blood hardens.
4:25 If our blood didn't clot when we cut ourselves we'd be dead within minutes.
4:30 It is really fascinating isn't it?
4:32 And we're just beginning to understand stem cells.
4:36 These are also in the blood and are used to repair various organs in the body
4:41 Modern science is really helping us to understand blood properly for the first time and showing
4:46 us the way forward.
4:47 Now Rob, before my blood boils, could you let me know the answer to the quiz question
4:53 Rob?
4:54 Yes.
4:55 So, I asked you if you laid out all the blood vessels in an adult body end to end how long
5:00 would they be: 30,000 miles, 100,000 miles or 200,000 miles?
5:05 Well, I said 100,000 miles.
5:08 Wow.
5:09 And you know your blood vessels, because you got that question right.
5:12 Well, I measured them earlier.
5:14 Good.
5:15 And how do you feel about blood now?
5:17 Well, I'm probably a bit scared of it still.
5:20 But now that I know all of these wonderful things that it does, I really get why it's
5:24 so important.
5:25 Great.
5:26 So, let's remind ourselves of some of the words we've said today, Finn.
5:31 Here we are: faint
5:33 rejuvenate, transfusion
5:37 cholesterol-high veins and arteries
5:43 clotting, accelerate
5:48 treated. Thank you.
5:50 Well, that's it for today.

High or Tall?

source: Simple English Videos    2014年9月30日
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More Common Workplace Expressions

source: Learn English with Valen    2009年9月12日 In this English lesson you will learn 8 common expressions used in the workplace.

How not to swear!

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2015年1月27日
Sometimes when you want to swear, you shouldn't... like in a job interview or in front of your grandmother! That's why we have words that are not considered offensive that you can substitute into your vocabulary. This isn't B.S., I promise. Watch this freakin' lesson and learn how NOT to swear!
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English Vocabulary - VERT words - pervert, convert, invert, and more!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid) 2010年8月21日 In this English vocabulary lesson, I use my "pyramid method" to teach you words that are built from the root "vert" -- convert, covert, invert, subvert, PERVERT, and more! Take the quiz on this lesson to test your understand, at

10 commonly used slang words used in English - Advance English Lesson

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年11月20日
Link to the quiz :
Slangs are nothing but Informal words or expressions that are used in the spoken rather than in the written English. As they are strictly informal, you might want to use them mostly with friends, colleagues or people close to you. You'll want to refrain from using slangs with your boss, teachers or elders. It is important to also know that slangs are not unique words. They are, however, derived from other common English words or maybe other slangs too.

Let's take a look at some interesting slangs you can use on an everyday basis:
1) To blow out of here-To leave
Example : I decided to blow out of the theater because the movie was so boring.

2) Pain in the neck-very annoying
Example :My little brother can be a real pain in the neck with his constant questioning.

3) Zapped out-completely tired or exhausted
Example : I was zapped out after a long day at work.

4 )Catch some Z's-get some sleep
Example :I need to catch some Z's before my next flight which is due in 7 hours time.

5) To screw around-to waste time
Example :You'll be fired if you screw around all the time.

6) Far out-Really great
Example :The music played at the concert tonight was far out.

7) Goof up-make a serious mistake
Example :I goofed up by painting my hair purple.

8) Make waves-cause trouble
Example :The politician's controversial speech made waves around town.

9) Bummed-Depressed
Example :I was bummed on hearing the news about the recently hit recession in the country.

10 )Airhead-stupid person
Example :My sister's boyfriend is an airhead.

Making a New Friend - English Phrases for Making Friends

source: Twominute English    2013年11月14日
A conversation is a way of expressing our ideas, opinions, goals, and feelings to those we come into contact with. It is also the primary means of beginning and establishing friendships and relationships.So, why not try making new friends by talking to them about something or asking questions to get to know them? Practice at the end to build your fluency on the subject matter.

0:06 In this lesson, we will learn how to make a new friend by starting a random conversation.
0:17 Hi there. I’m Harry. What’s your name?
0:19 Hi, my name is Richard.
0:22 Nice to meet you Richard. Do you come here often?
0:26 Nice to meet you too. No, it’s my first visit.
0:36 Hi! Are you the new tenant?
0:38 Yes, I just moved in.
0:40 Oh, great! My name’s Amanda. I live just next door.
0:45 I’m Ramona. I guess we’ll see each other often then.
0:49 Yeah! See you around neighbor. I’m going to the office now.
0:54 Bye! See you.
1:02 Hi, Miranda.
1:04 Hi, Kayla. How are you?
1:06 I’m good. And you?
1:08 Doing okay.
1:09 So, Miranda... I’ve never asked you before. But, what do you do?
1:15 I’m a nurse at the St. Louise Medical Center. What about you?
1:19 I’m a sales clerk at the local department store.
1:28 Hey there, Anna! What’s up, girl?
1:31 What’s up?
1:32 We’re going to the plaza tomorrow. Do you wanna hang out with us?
1:36 Sure! Thanks for inviting me.
1:38 Gimme a ring later, will ya? We’ll fix it up.
1:41 Deal!
1:48 Hey, are you from the States?
1:51 No, no. I’m from the Philippines.
1:54 I see. Are you new here?
1:56 Actually, I’ve been living here for many years now.
1:59 Oh, I’ve never visited the Philippines. How are things there?
2:04 It’s very beautiful. The tropical weather, its flora and fauna, it’s all nice.
2:09 Sounds like a beautiful place. I’m Paul by the way. Nice to meet you.
2:14 I’m Betty. Nice to meet you too, Paul.
2:19 Hi there. I’m Harry. What’s your name?
2:25 Hi, my name is Richard.
2:29 Hi! Are you the new tenant?
2:34 My name’s Amanda. I live just next door.
2:40 Hi, Kayla. How are you?
2:44 I’ve never asked you before. But, what do you do?
2:51 Hey there, Anna! What’s up, girl?
2:56 Do you wanna hang out with us?
3:00 Are you new here?

Speak English More Like a Native: Pronunciation Practice with Reductions

source: Espresso English   2013年1月29日
Practice your pronunciation with examples of the "reductions" found in natural spoken English. Visit for more English tips!

English Grammar - SHOULD & MUST

source: English Lessons with Alex    2010年12月3日 If you want to understand the difference in meaning between "should" and "must," you should check out this lesson! And then you should take the free quiz on the lesson at

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