CNN Student News with subtitles - October 14, 2016 | The security of electronic voting ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月13日
Today, CNN Student News are exploring possible vulnerabilities in U.S. voting security, and we're visiting an Asian country in mourning following the death of a revered ruler.
Though Russia denies accusations of meddling in the upcoming U.S. elections, questions have been raised about the security of electronic voting in America. Today, find out where vulnerabilities may lie. Also featured: An Asian country is in mourning, following the death of a revered ruler. And we're showing you how Japanese technology helps keep Tokyo's streets uncluttered by bicycles.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - October 13, 2016 | Health officials urge global govern...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月12日
At the United Nations, health officials urge global governments to impose a controversial tax on sodas. Researchers tout the potential pros of bacteria-coated crops. And in the U.S., a company works to enhance crops by coating seeds with bacteria.
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English phrases with CARE: I don't care for/about, take care of, couldn't care less

source: Espresso English   2016年10月11日
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Advanced English lesson: 5 football idioms

source: Neil Collins   2016年10月12日
5 football idioms which you can use in your business English meetings, presentations and small talk situations:
1) Get/ start the ball rolling
2) Drop the ball
3) Move the goalposts
4) (Be) on the ball
5) Know the score

The Bedroom (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 115)|

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年9月9日
Learn English via Listening Level 1 - Lesson 115 | The Bedroom (End).
My bed is nice and soft.
I have a pretty bedspread on my bed.
I have sheets and a blanket on my bed also.
I use two feather pillows.
My pillows have pillowcases on them.
My dresser has a mirror on it.
I have a lamp on top of my dresser.
I also have some picture frames with pictures of my friends and family on top of my
There is an alarm clock beside my bed so that I can wake up on time in the morning.
I keep many clothes in my dresser drawers.
The drawers are nice and deep.
My closet is large.
It is a walk-in closet.
I have my clothes hanging in my closet.
All of my clothes are hung on hangers.
My shoes are all lined up on the floor of my closet.
There are shelves at the top of my closet.
I keep games up there.
There is a rug on my bedroom floor.
My bedroom window looks out over the back yard.
There are curtains on my bedroom window.
My bedroom is very cozy.
At night, I turn off the lamp and get under the covers.
I set my alarm clock for seven o'clock.
I lay my head on the pillow, and I fall asleep.
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BBC 6 Minute English | THE THREE-PARENT BABY | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月17日
The UK has become the first country to approve legislation allowing the creation of babies using DNA from three people. The technique is designed to stop genetic diseases being passed from mother to child. Neil and Harry talk about this controversial proposal. Listen to their conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

0:08 We all have two biological parents but in the future if someone from the UK tells you
0:14 they have three parents, it might be true.
0:18 That's right.
0:19 This is because the UK has become the first country to approve laws allowing the creation
0:24 of babies with DNA from three people! DNA is the chemical structure present in the centre
0:30 of a cell which defines somebody's characteristics.
0:34 This is to fight a particular disease.
0:36 Yes.
0:37 Sometimes parts of the DNA called genes are faulty; it means they don't work properly
0:43 and this might cause problems later on.
0:46 A new technique will allow some of these genes to be replaced by healthy ones from a third
0:51 person.
0:52 This practice is controversial – people argue about it.
0:55 They fear we're going to mess with nature and end up with a Frankenstein's monster!
1:00 Wow, that would be frightening, let's hope it doesn't happen!
1:04 Well, in this programme we're talking about the three-parent baby and you're going to
1:09 learn some vocabulary related to reproduction.
1:13 Genetics – the science of how living creatures pass their characteristics to their offspring
1:18 – is fascinating, Neil!
1:20 It is fascinating, and you know what I find most surprising, Harry?
1:23 It's how much DNA we have in common with other living creatures.
1:27 I've heard that a very high percentage of our DNA is similar to the DNA of monkeys.
1:33 The comparison with monkeys is easy.
1:35 Over 95% of our DNA is identical to theirs.
1:40 But what you might not know is… how much of our DNA is similar to the DNA in a banana?
1:47 A banana?!
1:48 Yes.
1:49 And that's my quiz question today.
1:51 What percentage of our DNA is similar to that of a banana?
1:56 Is it: a) About 1%
1:59 b) About 20% or c) About 50%
2:04 I think we have very little in common with bananas so I'm gonna go for 1%.
2:09 Well, I'll give you the correct answer at the end of the programme.
2:13 Now let's talk about the three-parent baby.
2:16 A pioneering technique, in other words, a technique never used before, has been developed
2:22 by scientists in Newcastle University here in the UK.
2:26 The technique helps people with faulty mitochondria, which are structures that work like energy
2:32 factories in our cells.
2:34 The mitochondria are like batteries.
2:37 And what kind of problems do people who inherit faulty mitochondria have?
2:42 They have serious health problems such as brain damage and heart failure.
2:46 That's terrible!
2:48 Maybe it would be good to have this technique approved.
2:50 Well, not everybody agrees with it.
2:52 Fiona Bruce, who is a Member of Parliament here in Britain, expressed concern when the
2:57 proposal was discussed in Parliament.
2:59 Listen out for the expression she uses right at the beginning of her speech.
3:03 It means that when you start something, you can't take it back.
3:09 Once the genie is out of the bottle, once these procedures that we are being asked to
3:13 authorise today go ahead, there will be no going back for society.
3:20 She says that the genie is out of the bottle.
3:23 It's an expression to do with fairy tales – in particular, the story of Aladdin, when
3:27 he rubs a lamp and a genie appears.
3:30 When the genie is released, anything is possible – even bad things.
3:34 And there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.
3:38 So in the case of DNA engineering, people are afraid that similar techniques might be
3:43 used to create designer babies – babies whose characteristics like height, sex, hair
3:49 and eye colour are created to order.
3:53 Or we might be looking at babies with several parents - and who knows where it might end.
3:58 But the approval of this proposal has also made many people happy,
4:02 Yes, people like Victoria, a mother who has a sick child because of faulty mitochondria.
4:08 She uses an expression which means 'amazing or astonishing'.
4:12 Which expression is it?
4:15 It's just mind-boggling what this could mean for our family and for other families who
4:18 are affected.
4:19 It's just the best news!
4:22 She uses the expression 'mind-boggling', in other words something astonishing, overwhelming.
4:29 That's great news for this lady.
4:30 I'm happy for her.
4:32 Yes, it is.
4:33 According to statistics faulty mitochondria affects one in every 6,500 babies - a considerable
4:39 number of people.
4:40 Well, this is an interesting subject but we're running out of time and…
4:44 … and you're going to tell me what percentage of DNA we have in common with a banana, aren't
4:50 you?
4:51 I am.
4:52 And the options I gave you were about 1%, 20% or 50%.
4:57 And you said…
4:58 I said I thought it was just 1%.
4:59 Well, can you believe that it's 50%?
5:03 We are half… half and half like bananas.
5:06 That's incredible!
5:07 They're not even mammals, we are so different to them … It's mind-boggling!
5:12 Let's listen to today's words once again, Harry.
5:16 Yes.
5:17 They were: DNA
5:22 genes faulty
5:29 genetics pioneering
5:32 mitochondria (the singular is irregular: mitochondrion) the genie is out of the bottle
5:42 designer babies mind-boggling
5:46 Well, that's it for today.
5:50 Do go to to find more 6 Minute English programmes.
5:54 Until next time.
5:56 Goodbye!

In time - On Time Part One

source: Simple English Videos    2013年12月4日
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Spelling & Pronunciation - Words with Silent Letters

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2012年1月22日 Write, knife, should, could, would... all of these words have silent letters! Learn which groups of words in English have silent letters, and how to pronounce these tricky words! Test your understanding of the lesson with the quiz at spelling-

Talking About Your Job - Business English Dialogues

source: Twominute English    2013年8月11日
Once you are done with your education, getting a job is the next big priority. You want to earn a living, so you have to work. There can be many instances when you will need to talk to your friends or relatives about your job prospects and future planning. In this video, you'll learn about the phrases that you can use to talk about your job related issues with others. Some sentences are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice them at the end to build your fluency.
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0:06 In this lesson you will learn about the phrases that you can use while talking about your job and expectations.
0:19 I need a job. Find me one
0:22 Err.. But, I thought you already had one.
0:25 I did. But I got laid off last week
0:29 Oh. Why didn't you let me know?
0:31 I think I'm doing it right now. Letting you know!
0:35 Was it just you who got laid off?
0:38 No, ten of my colleagues got laid off, too.
0:43 Ok. I'll talk to my boss. Maybe I can get you an interview at my office.
0:48 Thanks. Till then, I'll just keep checking the job ads in the newspaper.
0:54 Good luck!
1:01 My job is such a pain. I really can't take it anymore!
1:05 What do you do?
1:07 I'm a babysitter.
1:09 Err.. I don't think that's such a lot of work. Is it?
1:13 What do you know about babies? They cry all the time. And when they aren't crying, they are either pooping or eating.
1:18 You do sound like you need a new job! Are you already looking for another one?
1:24 Yes, I'm looking online and in the newspaper.
1:26 That's a good idea.
1:34 Does your daughter talk about her job aspirations?
1:38 Yes, and she often asks me what jobs are the best.
1:44 What do you tell her?
1:46 Teaching is a great job. I always advise her to be a teacher.
1:51 What makes it so good?
1:53 I've had a good experience with my students. And teaching is much better than working in multinationals and corporates.
2:03 They just don't let you live your life.
2:06 I think you're right. I'm going to tell my daughter the same.
2:15 I thought school was hard and graduation harder. But now I realize that's not true.
2:21 What happened? Why do you sound so philosophical?
2:24 This work life is so hard. At least we enjoyed ourselves in school and college on regular days.
2:30 Here we have to work every day, day in and day out.
2:34 I agree. Sometimes I wish I could be back to school.
2:38 Me, too. It went by pretty fast.
2:42 We have to work for at least 40 more years!
2:46 Oh, man...I need to win the lottery!
2:52 I need a job. Find me one.
2:58 I got laid off last week
3:04 Ten of my colleagues got laid off, too.
3:13 Maybe I can get you an interview at my office.
3:21 What do you do?
3:26 I'm a babysitter.
3:30 Does your daughter talk about her job aspirations?
3:40 This work life is so hard.

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Phrasal Verbs - 'shut'

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2009年9月3日
If you don't know the difference between "shut down" and "shut off", you need to watch this lesson. You might even learn what a shut out is!!

English Phrasal Verbs about Socializing

source: Espresso English    2012年12月23日
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Its & It's

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2011年2月28日 When to use "it's" and when to use "its". Watch this lesson to eliminate one of the most common English errors made by native and non-native English speakers. Don't miss this one! Make sure you've understood by taking the free quiz at