CNN Student News - October 5, 2016 | Two U.S. Vice Presidential Candidat...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月4日
Tensions rise between Russia and the U.S., Student News introduce two U.S. vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine - Mike Pence, and we explain why bees are generating so much buzz in the news.
Tensions between the U.S. and Russia headline today's show, and we're also looking into the potential international challenges posed by North Korea. An introduction to two U.S. vice presidential running mates is included today, as well as a glance at recent presidential polls. And we have a pair of stories that illustrate why bees are getting so much buzz in the news.
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News Words: Allegations

source: VOA Learning English    2016年9月29日
Learn words in the news with Anne Ball and Jonathan Evans. This week's word is allegations.
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Buying a plane ticket (English Conversation For Beginners - Lesson 33)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年9月26日
☞ Lesson 33: Buying a plane ticket.
Ticket clerk : Next please. Hello. How can I help you?
Larry : I'd like to buy a ticket to New York.
Ticket clerk : Would you like one way or round trip?
Larry : Round trip.
Ticket clerk : When will you be leaving?
Larry : When does the next plane leave?
Ticket clerk : In about 2 hours.
Larry : I'd like a ticket for that flight please.
Ticket clerk : First class or coach?
Larry : Coach.
Ticket clerk : OK, let me check availability. I'm sorry. Tickets for that flight are sold out.
Larry : How about the one after that?
Ticket clerk : Let me see. Yes, that one still has seats available. Would you like me to reserve a seat for you?
Larry : Yes, please.
Ticket clerk : That'll be 120 dollars.
Larry : OK.
Ticket clerk : Thank you, here's your change.
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BBC 6 Minute English | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | English CC | Daily List...

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月14日
Professor Stephen Hawking has said recently that efforts to create thinking machines could put the human race in danger. This is the theme of Rob and Neil’s chat in this programme. Listen to their conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

0:07 Feeling bright today, Neil?
0:08 I am feeling quite bright and clever, yes!
0:10 That’s good to hear.
0:11 Well, you’ll need all your wits about you – meaning you’ll need to think very quickly
0:15 in this programme because we’re talking about intelligence, or to be more accurate,
0:21 Artificial Intelligence.
0:23 And we’ll learn some vocabulary related to the topic so that you can have your own
0:27 discussion about it.
0:28 Now, Neil, you know who Professor Stephen Hawking is, right?
0:31 Well, of course!
0:32 Yes.
0:33 Many people say that he’s a genius – in other words, he is very, very intelligent.
0:39 Professor Hawking is one of the most famous scientists in the world and people remember
0:43 him for his brilliance and also because he communicates using a syntheticvoice generated
0:48 by a computer – synthetic means it’s made from something non-natural.
0:54 Artificial is similar in meaning – we use it when something is man-made to look or behave
0:58 like something natural.
1:00 Well, Professor Hawking has said recently that efforts to create thinking machines are
1:05 a threat to our existence.
1:07 A threat means something which can put us in danger.
1:10 Now, can you imagine that, Neil?!
1:12 Well, there’s no denying that good things can come from the creation of Artificial Intelligence.
1:17 Computers which can think for themselves might be able to find solutions to problems we haven’t
1:22 been able to solve.
1:24 But technology is developing quickly and maybe we should consider the consequences.
1:28 Some of these very clever robots are already surpassing us, Rob.
1:33 To surpass means to have abilities superior to our own.
1:37 Yes.
1:38 Maybe you can remember the headlines when a supercomputer defeated the World Chess Champion
1:42 Gary Kasparov, to everybody’s astonishment.
1:45 It was in 1997.
1:47 What was the computer called, Neil?
1:49 Was it: a) Red Menace
1:51 b) Deep Blue c) Silver Surfer
1:54 I don’t know.
1:57 I think (c) is probably not right.
2:01 I think Deep Blue.
2:02 That’s (b) Deep Blue.
2:04 Okay.
2:05 You’ll know if you got it right at the end of the programme.
2:07 Well, our theme is Artificial Intelligence and when we talk about this we have to mention
2:12 the movies.
2:13 Many science fiction movies have explored the idea of bad computers who want to harm
2:18 us.
2:19 One example is 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2:22 Yes, a good film.
2:23 And another is The Terminator, a movie in which actor Arnold Schwarzenegger played an
2:28 android from the future.
2:30 An android is a robot that looks like a human.
2:32 Have you watched that one, Neil?
2:34 Yes, I have.
2:35 And the android is not very friendly.
2:37 No, it’s not.
2:38 In many movies and books about robots that think, the robots end up rebelling against
2:43 their creators.
2:45 But some experts say the risk posed by Artificial Intelligence is not that computers attack
2:50 us because they hate us.
2:52 Their problem is related to their efficiency.
2:55 What do you mean?
2:56 Well, let’s listen to what philosopher Nick Bostrom has to say.
3:00 He is the founder of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.
3:05 He uses three words when describing what’s inside the mind of a thinking computer.
3:11 This phrase means ‘to meet their objectives’.
3:13 What’s the phrase he uses?
3:16 The bulk of the risk is not in machines being evil or hating humans but rather that they
3:22 are indifferent to humans and that in pursuit of their own goals we humans would suffer
3:27 as a side effect.
3:28 Suppose you had a super intelligent AI whose only goal was to make as many paperclips as
3:33 possible.
3:34 Human bodies consist of atoms and those atoms could be used to make a lot of really nice
3:39 paperclips.
3:40 If you want paperclips it turns out that in the pursuit of this you would have instrumental
3:44 reasons to do things that would be horrible to humanity.
3:48 A world in which humans become paperclips - wow, that’s scary!
3:52 But the phrase which means ‘meet their objectives’ is to ‘pursue their goals’.
3:57 Yes, it is.
3:58 So the academic explains that if you’re a computer responsible for producing paperclips,
4:05 you will pursue your objective at any cost… … and even use atoms from human bodies to
4:10 turn them into paperclips!
4:12 Now that’s a horror story, Rob.
4:14 If Stephen Hawking is worried, I think I might be too.
4:17 How can we be sure that Artificial Intelligence – be it either a device or software – will
4:23 have a moral compass?
4:24 Ah, a good expression - a moral compass - in other words, an understanding of what is right
4:29 and what is wrong.
4:31 Artificial Intelligence is an interesting topic, Rob.
4:33 I hope we can chat about it again in the future.
4:36 But now I’m looking at the clock and we are running out of time, I’m afraid, and
4:39 I’d like to know if I got the answer to the quiz question right?
4:42 Well, my question was about a supercomputer which defeated the World Chess Champion Gary
4:48 Kasparov in 1997.
4:50 What was the machine’s name?
4:51 Was it: Red Menace, Deep Blue or Silver Surfer?
4:55 And I think it’s Deep Blue.
4:58 Well, it sounds like you are more intelligent than a computer because you got the answer
5:03 right.
5:04 Yes, it was Deep Blue.
5:05 The 1997 match was actually the second one between Kasparov and Deep Blue, a supercomputer
5:10 designed by the company IBM and it was specialised in chess-playing.
5:14 Well, I think I might challenge Deep Blue to a game obviously.
5:18 I’m a bit of a genius myself.
5:20 Very good!
5:21 Good to hear!
5:22 Anyway, we’ve just got time to remember some of the words and expressions that we’ve
5:26 used today, Neil.
5:27 They were: you’ll need your wits about you
5:33 artificial genius
5:38 synthetic threat
5:41 to surpass to pursue their goals
5:48 moral compass. Thank you.

Safety and Security - a simple explanation

source: Simple English Videos   2014年2月27日
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Idioms in English - 'All'

source: Learn English with Valen    2009年3月15日 Idioms are sometimes difficult for ESL learners because the sentences aren't meant literally. In this lesson, we will cover 7 very common idioms that contain the word 'all'.

How to pronounce J & Y in English

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2015年6月1日
Correct pronunciation is important in order to sound like a native speaker. Some English letters and sounds can be very different from your first language. The J and the Y are good examples of this. Do you know the difference in pronunciation between these two letters? Don't confuse your listener by saying "Jell-o" instead of "yellow"! Watch this lesson, and learn a few techniques to help you master the J and Y!

Talking About Your Home

source: Twominute English    2013年8月7日
So, you are ready to move out to a new house. You are looking for a new place to live. But, how would you find it? It is also important to inform your friends about your plans. All these things can be quite confusing when communication become a barrier, especially if you are not very familiar with your surroundings. Let's learn how you can communicate with people concerning your housing issues.
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0:06 Let's learn some phrases that you can use to talk about your housing plans!
0:16 It's so hot in here. Don't you have an air-conditioner in your apartment?
0:21 I'm moving to a new place in a couple of days. I am having the air-conditioner uninstalled.
0:27 Oh! But, how will you make it through this scorching heat?
0:30 Did you see that window there? It's a natural air-conditioner.
0:34 The problem is that it's just a little less powerful than the artificial one.
0:38 That wasn't funny at all.
0:41 Well, I'm going to move out anyway. I can handle a little heat for 2 days.
0:46 You should move out today.
0:50 I have to wait until the lease expires, you know.
0:59 Has Denice moved out?!
1:02 Yes. She moved out a couple of days ago.
1:05 Why didn't she tell me she was leaving already? Where is she staying?
1:09 She's now living in a very nice and quiet neighborhood. I don't know the exact place though.
1:16 I wonder if she's paying more rent.
1:19 I don't have a clue. Even if she is, it's still worth it, isn't it?
1:25 You're right! I think she's made the right decision by leaving that noisy apartment.
1:30 Absolutely. She must be happier now.
1:40 Hello. I'm calling in regards to the apartments you advertised for rent.
1:45 Yes. What kind of apartment are you looking for?
1:48 I'm interested in a one-bedroom apartment. Would you have any available?
1:53 As a matter of fact, I do have one on Rocky Street. When do you wish to see it?
1:59 Maybe next week. Can you tell me about the rent, please?
2:03 Well, the monthly rent is $550, with a $600 security deposit.
2:10 Oh, that sounds good. Is it possible to see the property tomorrow?
2:16 Sure, I can take you there. What time would you like to come?
2:21 How about 12PM?
2:23 Good. May I have your name, please?
2:26 My name is Karen.
2:29 Alright Karen. I'll see you tomorrow.
2:37 I'm thinking about buying a new furniture set for our living room. What do you say?
2:43 I think it's a good idea. We haven't updated our home since we moved in here.
2:47 Yeah. I saw quite an elegant and super quality set at HomeTown.
2:53 Then, why didn't you order it?
2:56 I wanted to talk to you first. Anyways, we can go there tomorrow and look at the samples in the showroom.
3:03 Alright. Let's see what you've chosen for the new look of our apartment!
3:12 I'm moving to a new place in a couple of days.
3:19 Well, I'm going to move out anyway.
3:27 Has Denice moved out?!
3:32 She moved out a couple of days ago.
3:40 She's now living in a very nice and quiet neighborhood.
3:49 I think she's made the right decision by leaving that noisy apartment.
4:00 Hello. I'm calling in regards to the apartments you advertised for rent.
4:14 I'm interested in a one-bedroom apartment. Would you have any available?
4:25 Can you tell me about the rent, please?
4:33 I'm thinking about buying a new furniture set for our living room.

Talking about Looks - Beautiful,Sexy, Hot, Not my type, Unattractive, and more!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2010年3月17日 In this English lesson, I talk about beautiful people and ugly people. Actually, I tell you how you can use more than just "beauitful" and "ugly" to talk about these kinds of of people.

Understatement Vs Exaggeration -- Advance English Lesson

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2014年4月10日
Understatement Vs Exaggeration -- Advance English Lesson
In this lesson Ceema teaches you how understate and exaggerate while you speak, Learn reasons as to why you need to understate and exaggerate sentences while you speak.

How to Speak English Fluently and Naturally

source: Espresso English    2012年12月30日
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Do you speak with a lot of pauses and hesitations?
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Do you mentally translate from your native language to English...
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If you want to eliminate these problems and become fluent in English, the secret is...
Learning to think in English!
The problem with thinking in your native language and translating is that it results in sentences that are not correct in English, because the grammar and sentence structure is often different in English and your native language.
Also, it takes too much time to think and translate when you're in a conversation -- leading to pauses, hesitations, and the inability to speak fast and fluently.
Many students believe that thinking in English is too difficult, but I'm going to teach you how to succeed. You can learn this skill with practice, whether you're beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

English Vocabulary - GET

source: English Lessons with Alex    2011年3月20日 "Get" is one of the most common English words and can be used in many situations. Learn about some of them in this lesson.