Vocabulary: Talking about POLITICS in English

source: English Lessons with Adam     2016年10月10日
People all have different views when it comes to leadership and how to run a country. What about you? Are you liberal or conservative? Are you left-wing or right-wing? In this lesson, we will look at common vocabulary used to discuss politics. I will teach you words you need to know in order to understand the news, current events, and even have debates with your friends.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - October 11, 2016 | A secret library housed of good me...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月10日
Featured today: a Character Study, and a secret library in Syria.
CNN Student News are taking you underground to where a secret library housed volumes of good memories for a Syrian teenager. And our Character Study shows how a former racecar driver is helping show young people how to navigate dangerous situations on the road.
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Student News Anchor: Carl Azuz.
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English in a Minute: Red Flag

source: VOA Learning English    2016年10月8日
This expression sounds easy enough, but it is actually a warning. Find out how to use this phrase, and learn about its origins, in this week's English in a Minute!
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Going to the library (English Conversation For Beginners - Lesson 29)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年9月21日
▶ 100 Lessons English Conversation for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9TmH...
Lesson 29: Going to the library.
Kevin : Lisa, would you like to go to the library with me?
Lisa : OK. Do you think we can go buy a newspaper first?
Kevin : Sure. First we'll go buy a newspaper and then we'll go to the library.
Lisa : Are we going to walk or drive?
Kevin : The weather is really nice today. Let's walk.
Lisa : The weather is good now, but I think it's suppose to rain this afternoon.
Kevin : Alright, then let's take an umbrella. Is your brother coming with us?
Lisa : No, he's still sleeping.
Kevin : Wow, it's already 10:00AM. He must have been up late last night.
Lisa : Yeah, he didn't come home until 12:00AM.
Kevin : I hope he can come later.
Lisa : I hope so too. I'll give him a call when we get there.
Kevin : How do we get to the library from here?
Lisa : It's straight down this road on the left, next to the museum. It takes about 10 minutes.

BBC 6 Minute English | DID WE READ TO SHOW OFF? | English CC | Daily Lis...

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月16日
Do we read to show off?
What do you read when you are on the bus or train? Some people might hold a copy of a classic novel to impress other commuters. Neil and Alice discuss people's reading habits. Listen to the programme and learn new vocabulary.

0:04 Sorry, wait a minute Neil.
0:06 I'm just finishing this book.
0:08 OK.
0:10 Last page… nearly there… ohh - fantastic book!
0:15 Well I'm glad you enjoyed that.
0:17 I'm glad you finished your book there Alice!
0:19 We're talking about books in today's programme.
0:23 What was it you were reading there?
0:25 No, never mind Neil.
0:26 It's not your kind of book.
0:27 You wouldn't like it.
0:28 How do you know?
0:29 Well, I just think you might read something a little more intellectual.
0:33 Oh I see…
0:35 Well we are talking about the kinds of books people read and what they say about them today.
0:40 Yes.
0:41 Perhaps you read the works of a famous writer – the classics – Charles Dickens, Shakespeare.
0:47 People will think you are an intellectual.
0:49 You can show off by reading these books – the classics.
0:52 Or perhaps you read popular novels or romantic fiction – a light easy read.
0:58 When you go on holiday – maybe to the beach – what kind of books do you read?
1:01 And what do you read when you're going to work?
1:04 We're going to hear part of a BBC interview with David Adshead from the Commuter Book
1:08 Club.
1:10 A commuter travels to work by bus, train or here in London, The Tube, a train that goes
1:15 all over the city, mostly underground.
1:18 And Alice as usual, we have a quiz question.
1:20 Are you ready?
1:21 Yes, absolutely.
1:22 OK.
1:23 It's about classic book sales.
1:25 So these days are people buying… a) more classic books?
1:30 b) the same number of classic books?
1:32 c) fewer classic books than they used to?
1:35 Oh that's an interesting one.
1:37 Tricky to guess but I'm going to say c) fewer classic books.
1:42 OK, well, let’s find out the answer at the end of the programme.
1:47 But now, here is David Adshead from the Commuter Club.
1:51 What kind of book does he say people usually take with them to the beach?
1:57 People often think that, you know, traditionally you take a light easy read for the beach and
2:02 on the train, um, you maybe read something very different.
2:05 … if only to show off.
2:07 Exactly, to appear to others to be more intellectual.
2:10 But actually, what we find in this is that it really comes down to the individual – what
2:15 they like to read and actually we've seen this summer a lot of the book sales - summer
2:21 reads is generally lighter books, easier to get on with, to take away on holiday - but
2:27 the big retailers have seen a shift actually - people moving sort of slightly higher brow,
2:32 taking away more classic books.
2:34 Sales in that way have increased.
2:36 David Adshead from the Commuter Book Club there.
2:40 He says that people usually – traditionally - take a light, easy read to the beach or
2:45 on the train.
2:46 Yes.
2:47 He says these books are easier to get on with.
2:49 David says that it really comes down to the individual - each person is different.
2:53 But he says that there has been a shift – a change – in what people read.
2:58 Yes, he says that the shops that sell books – that's the retailers – say the books
3:02 people are buying are more highbrow – the classics, as we were talking about.
3:07 Absolutely.
3:08 Highbrow books are read by intellectuals or perhaps the people who read these books are
3:13 just showing off.
3:14 Yes, maybe they are.
3:16 Well I wonder if these people have read any books by Fiona Harper.
3:21 She writes romantic novels – that's stories about love.
3:24 Light reading – not highbrow.
3:27 She was also at this interview about the Commuter Book Club.
3:29 Now, do commuters read her romantic novels on the Tube?
3:34 Well here is novelist Fiona Harper talking about how she writes her romantic novels.
3:39 She wants people to not stop reading her stories once they start – she wants them to be hooked.
3:46 I think what it comes down to most of the time is you just want to write a really good
3:49 story because if you write a good story then hopefully people are hooked, they'll keep
3:54 turning the pages and..
3:57 And do you wonder whether they are reading them on holiday?
4:00 I mean presumably, they're more likely to read your stuff on holiday than when they’re
4:05 sitting on the Tube being looked at by lots of other people.
4:08 I don't know.
4:09 Possibly, although with the advent of e-readers, you can read anything you like and no one
4:12 knows – or on your phone – no one knows what you're reading.
4:15 And that's an important point.
4:17 That's the author Fiona Harper talking about romantic novels.
4:21 So do commuters read her books on the Tube?
4:24 Well perhaps you don't want others to see you reading that stuff.
4:27 It can be a bit embarrassing.
4:29 It shouldn't be, but Fiona says you can also use an e-reader.
4:32 An e-reader – that's an electronic book.
4:35 Instead of pages, you read off a screen.
4:39 Well if you use an e-reader or tablet, no one knows what you're reading.
4:42 So perhaps they are reading a romantic novel – no one knows.
4:46 OK.
4:47 Let's take a moment to look at some of today's words.
4:51 Here they are: intellectual
4:54 show off the classics
4:57 romantic fiction light read
5:01 heavy read retailers
5:05 highbrow shift
5:08 hooked advent
5:10 e-reader And before we go, the answer to today's quiz
5:16 question.
5:17 I asked about classic books.
5:20 Are people these days buying… a) more classic books?
5:24 b) the same number of classic books?
5:27 c) fewer classic books than they used to?
5:30 Yes.
5:31 And I said c) fewer classic books.
5:35 Well I'm afraid to say Alice that you're wrong.
5:38 Oh no.
5:39 I know.
5:40 They're reading more classic books!
5:41 Oh excellent!
5:42 Sales of these books are apparently increasing.
5:44 Well that's good to hear.
5:46 And that's the end of today's 6 Minute English.
5:48 Please do join us again soon.
5:51 And keep reading books… in English.
5:53 Highbrow classics or a light read – it doesn't matter.
5:55 It doesn't matter at all.
5:57 Bye.

Lend - Borrow

source: Simple English Videos  2014年1月23日
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Vocabulary: Compound Adjectives to describe people

source: Learn English with Emma       2014年8月16日
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Improve your conversation skills with WH questions

source: EnglishLessons4U  2013年7月5日
Where did you go? Who did you go with? Learn how to keep a conversation going by using who, what, when, where, why, and how!

Business Negotiations

source: Twominute English   2013年8月10日
Communication is one of the most important factors for success in business. We need to follow some special codes in business communication, like mutual respect, avoiding an aggressive tone, and acknowledgements. In this tutorial let's learn about business English while you are negotiating over something with the other party. Let's learn from this video how you can use business English in negotiations.
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0:06 In this lesson you will learn how to negotiate in English.
0:15 So Richard, I'd like to hear more about how you charge for your service.
0:20 Sure Mr. Mark. We offer one-year unlimited data storage for $2000.
0:26 Can you clarify the data rate? Exactly how much data storage can be used, when you say it is unlimited?
0:33 We have a fair use policy of 10 TB.
0:37 Can you bring down the rates? We won't need that much storage anyway.
0:40 We have 7 TB storage for 2 years at the same price. I'm sure this is the best package for you.
0:47 I don't know, Mark. Let me sleep on it.
0:55 Mr. Smith, can you please give me your best offer?
0:58 Sure Mr. Mark. I can give you 15 seconds of airtime for $2500 if you sign a contract for 100 such ads.
1:07 But your price is too high. I am getting a quote for $2000 from a rival network.
1:12 There's a good reason. Their viewership is also 30% smaller than ours. It actually works out to be more expensive.
1:20 Hmmm... Well, I never negotiated the deal with them. Let's do this: give me a rate of $2000, and I'll sign the contract.
1:29 I don't think we can afford it.
1:31 Check it up with your boss, Mr. Mark. I am sure he'll give you a go ahead.
1:41 Mrs. Ivy, you know that I applied for a salary increase last month.
1:46 Yes Richard. I've forwarded your request to the human resources manager.
1:51 I hope you will consider the matter. My last two annual performance reviews were good, but I haven't had a salary hike for 2 years.
1:59 I am aware of that, Richard, but the salary issues are handled entirely by HR.
2:05 I have to admit this is really disappointing.
2:09 Richard, the manager responded that it's not our policy to increase salary by 30%.
2:15 So, can I expect 25%?
2:18 I will talk to the manager again about it Richard, but 10% is standard.
2:24 Thank you, Mrs. Ivy. I really want to keep working for the company, but I should be able to afford it.
2:35 Congratulations on winning the order! The deadline for the delivery is 30 days from now.
2:4130 days? Wow! That's cutting it rather thin. I asked for a 45-day period.
2:48 Come on. You know we can't afford waiting for 45 days for the material. Thirty days is the industry standard.
2:56 You're right Mrs. Ivy, but you've asked for a special design modification. That's going to take time. I don't want to disappoint you later.
3:05 Hmm.. How soon do you think you can deliver it?
3:08 Well, I like working with you, so I am going to make an extra effort. Let's fix it at 36 days.
3:15 Okay, Mr. Smith. That sounds reasonable.
3:23 I'd like to hear more about how you charge for your service.
3:32 Can you bring down the rates?
3:39 Mr. Smith, can you please give me your best offer?
3:46 It actually works out to be more expensive.
3:53 I don't think we can afford it.
4:00 I have to admit this is really disappointing.
4:08 I will talk to the manager again about it Richard, but 10% is standard.
4:21 That's cutting it rather thin
4:27 I don't want to disappoint you later.
4:33 That sounds reasonable.

"To" and "towards" - Confusing English words | Vocabulary

source: Crown Academy of English    2015年3月23日
What is the difference between to and towards?
"To" and "towards" are both English prepositions to describe movement. I explain the difference in meaning in this English vocabulary lesson.
If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments section below the video lesson and I will answer.
The accent in the video is a British English accent.
Here are some other confusing English words:
borrow and lend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs2qEe...
hear and listen: http://youtu.be/LBDULF2F6cM
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source: Espresso English   2012年12月23日
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source: Learn English with Rebecca       2012年7月30日
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