For or To? (Prepositions & purpose) - Learn English With Simple English...

source: Simple English Videos    2016年10月4日
Learn the common ways we use the prepositions 'for' and 'to' in English. Learn how we use them both to explain purpose. (What's it for? You use it to...) Also, see our new spiralizer in action.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - October 4, 2016 | Typhoon Chaba Hits Japan | India and Pakistan`s Kashmir Dispute

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月3日
Super Typhoon Hits Japan; India and Pakistan`s Kashmir Dispute; Afghanistan: A Challenge to Next U.S. President.
Several international stories headline today's show. From Japan, where Super Typhoon Chaba lashed Okinawa, to the Caribbean, where Hurricane Matthew was expected to hit Haiti overnight, large storms are taking a toll. Trouble in the region of Kashmir deepens a dispute between India and Pakistan, and voters have rejected an agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. We're also exploring advancements in medical research and some challenges posed by Afghanistan.
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Speaking about ‘Music’ (Phrases - Liking & Disliking Music)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年10月2日
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Vocabulary related to music:
Song/ track/number – usually refers to a recorded piece of music. Number is used for an informal reference to songs.
Lyrics – means the wordings of a song.
Melody/tune- means the music of a song.
Instrumental piece is a song that comprises only music and no lyrics.
Singer/ Artist – The one who sings the song
Example – John Legend is a great artist. I really like his numbers.
Duet – A piece of music sung by two people.
Example: Tonight she sings a duet with her husband at the party.
Example song: I’m your angel – R.Kelly and Celine Dion
Solo: A piece of music performed by one person.
Example: Photograph by Ed Sheeran is a Solo song.

Talking about common music events:
Concert – An onstage/live performance by one or more singers. It is a onetime event which goes on for a few hours.
Audience- people watching/ enjoying the concert
Music festivals: this usually lasts for a period of time - like 15 days or a month (unlike concert) over which various artists perform live concerts.

Liking Music
# It's a timeless classic – means evergreen song which brings some memories
# It was a smash hit - very popular song which probably topped the Billboard charts

Disliking Music (Sounding polite):
# It’s too unlike the music I normally listen to – means different from the music I usually hear
# It's very cheesy - means cheap/ not so good

Putting things in order (English Conversation For Beginners - Lesson 34)

source: Daily English Conversation   2016年9月26日
Lesson 34: Putting things in order.
Frank : Michelle, Can you help me clean things up before we go?
Michelle : Sure. Where should I put this cup?
Frank : Which cup?
Michelle : The red one.
Frank : Put it on top of the table.
Michelle : How about this fruit?
Frank : Oh, that goes in the refrigerator.
Michelle : And those pencils? What should I do with them?
Frank : Bring those upstairs and put them in the bedroom.
Michelle : How about this pen?
Frank : Give it to me. I need to use it.
Michelle : What do you want me to do with that paper over there?
Frank : You can throw that away. I don't need it anymore.
Michelle : The trash is full.
Frank : Alright, then please put it in a bag and take it outside.
Michelle : OK. Now what?
Frank : I think we're finished. Can you please turn off the lights and shut the door?
Michelle : Sure.
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BBC 6 Minute English | ARE WE AFRAID OF FOOD? | English CC | Daily Liste...

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月14日
Are food allergies on the increase and if so, why? Do some people believe they have an allergy when they don't? Neil and Alice discuss how the food industry has responded to this growing fear of food and teach some related vocabulary.

0:06 Neil, what are you eating?
0:10 Peanuts.
0:11 Hmm.
0:12 Did you know that one of the producers, here, has an allergy to peanuts?
0:15 No, I didn't – but they're not in the studio with us, so it doesn't matter, does it?
0:19 It only takes a tiny piece of peanut to cause a big allergic reaction in some people.
0:25 An allergy by the way, is a condition that makes you feel ill after eating, touching
0:30 or breathing in a particular substance.
0:32 And food allergies are the subject of today's show.
0:36 Alright, put your peanuts down, Neil and answer today's quiz question.
0:41 What substance is used to treat a severe allergic reaction?
0:45 Is it… a) penicillin?
0:48 b) adrenalin?
0:50 Or c) aspirin?
0:51 OK, well, I'm going to go for a) penicillin.
0:55 Well, we'll find out if that's the right answer later on.
0:59 Now let's listen to Dr Marianne Williams talking about why being too clean may not be a good thing.
1:06 She is a dietician here in the UK.
1:09 For roughly the first month of life the immune system is switched off in essence and everything
1:15 they [babies] get exposed to in that first month in life – dogs, cats, aunts, uncles,
1:19 grannies, grandpas, family, dirt – everything – that is where they build up all the bacteria
1:24 that are then going to colonise their gut in the future.
1:27 Now, if you're born into a very sterile environment, as is increasingly the case in the western
1:34 world, everything's kept terribly clean, and one of the theories is that we just are not
1:39 getting enough exposure to a variety of bacteria at that very very early stage in that first
1:45 month of life.
1:48 Dr Marianne Williams.
1:50 The immune system is our body's defence against infection.
1:54 And it's switched off – or not working – for the first month of a baby's life.
1:59 And through exposure to lots of things in our environment – that's family, pets, dirt
2:03 and so on – young babies meet different bacteria for the first time which colonise
2:09 – or live and grow in – their guts.
2:11 Yes, but in a sterile environment babies don't get exposed to – or don't meet – a wide
2:17 enough variety of bacteria.
2:20 Sterile means completely clean and free of bacteria.
2:24 And there's a theory that being too clean and bacteria-free – now we have soap, antibiotics
2:30 and better sanitation – has lead to an increase in allergies.
2:33 So dirty play for babies is good – mud, pets, picking stuff up off the floor and eating it.
2:39 Did you use to eat food off the floor when you were little, Neil?
2:41 Used to?
2:42 I still do.
2:43 I enjoy food from the floor!
2:45 Well, Neil, what can I say?
2:48 We're both lucky to be allergy-free.
2:49 I have a friend who has an allergy to gluten – a protein found in wheat and some other
2:55 grains – and she has to be very careful about what she eats so she doesn't get ill.
2:59 The supermarkets are quite helpful, though, aren't they, with products 'free from this'
3:03 and 'free from that'?
3:04 This is helpful, yes.
3:06 But the food industry is now marketing their products to attract consumers who don't have
3:11 a proven – or tested – allergy.
3:13 Why would you buy free-from foods if you don't have a food allergy?
3:17 Well, people have started to believe that certain foods – like gluten or dairy – are
3:22 bad for us, though there isn't any medical evidence to support this.
3:27 Let's hear about how rickets – a disease caused by a lack of Vitamin D in the diet
3:31 – is affecting some children in the UK.
3:34 This is BBC reporter Mike Williams.
3:39 Rickets is common in the developing world but this is London in the 21st century.
3:44 These children aren't malnourished because they're too poor to eat well – it's the opposite.
3:49 Their often middle-class parents are spending money to give them foods with ingredients
3:53 taken out.
3:54 It's as if some of us have become unnecessarily frightened of our food.
4:01 Rickets usually affects malnourished children from poor countries– children who don't have
4:05 enough to eat – and it makes their bones weak.
4:08 But here in London some parents are buying their children expensive free-from foods – for
4:13 example to avoid dairy – and are sometimes making them very ill.
4:17 It sounds crazy, doesn't it?
4:19 Yeah… it's nuts!
4:20 Get it?
4:22 Nuts.
4:23 Very good.
4:24 Yes.
4:25 Nuts - that means crazy.
4:26 Now I think it's time for the answer to today's quiz question.
4:29 OK, then.
4:30 So earlier in the show I asked: What substance is used to treat a severe allergic reaction?
4:37 Is it… a) penicillin?
4:40 b) adrenalin?
4:42 Or c) aspirin?
4:44 I said a) penicillin.
4:46 And you were wrong, Neil!
4:48 The correct answer is b) adrenalin.
4:52 An injection of adrenalin can be used to treat anaphylaxis – or severe allergic reactions
4:58 – to insect stings, foods, drugs, and other allergens.
5:03 Antibiotics such as penicillin treat bacterial infections and aspirin is a painkiller you
5:08 might take for a headache.
5:10 OK, can you tell us the words we heard today again please, Alice?
5:13 Sure.
5:14 They are: allergy
5:18 immune system switched off
5:21 colonise get exposed to
5:28 sterile gluten
5:32 proven rickets
5:37 malnourished nuts
5:41 anaphylaxis Well, that's the end of today's 6 Minute English.

Make or Do? Learn how to use these English verbs

source: Simple English Videos    2014年3月12日
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10 Common Expressions in English

source: Learn English with Valen    2009年6月2日 In this lesson you will learn 10 very common English expressions used in everyday conversation. Take a quiz on the lesson to test your understanding at

How to speak naturally in English: Reduction Mistakes

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2015年3月18日
Have you heard how native speakers shorten their words when they speak with each other? This is called "reduction", and you may have already started using this in your own English. If so, watch out for some common mistakes when reducing words. The expressions "I havta", "I wanna", and "I'm gonna" are examples of reductions. If you have never learned about reduction, now is your chance to understand native speakers better, and to become more fluent in English yourself!
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Introducing Yourself - How to Introduce Yourself In English

source: Twominute English    2013年8月5日
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0:00 Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:06 In this extra learning lesson, we will learn in detail about the words and phrases you use when you introduce yourself.
0:19 Introducing yourself to someone does not mean that you are just telling your name.
0:24 The introduction can include other details such as: where you are from, where you work, the job you have, your hobbies and much more.
0:33 Yes, that’s right. How you introduce yourself depends on the situation you are in, and the amount of information expected from you.
0:42 Introducing yourself to someone you’ve just met.
0:45 When you are introducing yourself to someone you’ve just met, you can say ‘Hi’, ‘Hello’, ‘Hey’. ‘Hello’ is more of a formal way.
0:55 These are universal phrases and you can use them with anyone, be it a senior, a friend, a relative or someone younger.
1:05 These phrases are suitable for both formal and informal situations.
1:10 Saying ‘Hello’ or ‘Hi’ isn’t enough. In order to introduce yourself, you have to tell the person your name
1:16 You can start with something simple like,
1:18 'Hi my name is Marley. or 'Hello', I am Marley'. In formal situations you may want to give both your first and last name.
1:26 When you are talking with friends you can use a colloquial expression like ‘They call me Marley.’
1:32 After greeting people and telling them your name, you can also tell them how old you are or what you do for a living.
1:40 If you are an engineer, you can say: ‘I’m 26 years old and I’m an engineer’. By telling them what you do, the person can know you better.
1:50 Yes, right! You can also tell someone where you live or where you are from.
1:55 To tell people about your origin, you can say for example: ‘I am from Michigan or ‘I have come from Michigan’.
2:00 You can also say where you live: ‘I live in Chicago.’
2:05 In telling someone where you live or where you've been, this can be a great conversation starter as they may have something to relate to you.
2:15 You can also ask people their name, or tell them some more about yourself.
2:20 Like what your hobbies are, what you like to do in your free time, where you hang out, and so on. It’s all part of getting to know you better.
2:30 To ask someone’s name, you can say. “My name is John. What’s yours?”
2:35 If you want to tell them about your hobbies you could say, “I really love playing chess” or I really enjoy running.I run every day.”
2:44 I hope this extra learning lesson was helpful and now you are better at introducing yourself to people.
2:50 Don’t forget to watch the original lesson by clicking on the link given in the description. See you soon!


source: Crown Academy of English  2015年3月12日
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6 English idioms with the word 'mouth'

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2010年5月7日 My English lessons are longer than other teachers' lessons. Why? Because I am a motormouth. Learn what that means, along with five other idioms and phrases in English that use the word 'mouth'. If you want to badmouth me, come leave a comment on my site:

English Phrases for New Year's Resolutions

source: Espresso English     2013年1月2日
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Conversational English - How to emphasize your point

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2012年8月29日 Want to speak naturally, the way native speakers do? In this vocabulary lesson, you'll learn the trick of using "identical pairs" to emphasize your point and express your emotions. Watch the lesson now to see how repetition can strengthen your English sentences. Then test your understanding with a free quiz: