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Talking About Politics: LEFT WING & RIGHT WING

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2016年10月14日
You may have been following the political debates in the news these days, and maybe some of it didn't make much sense to you. Politics is often a difficult topic to talk about because people have very different ideas of what is good and bad, and many terms are misunderstood or misused. In this lesson, I will make sense of political vocabulary, so that you can start understanding the news, and have conversations that make sense. In particular, I will focus on the tems "left wing" and "right wing". You'll hear these often, and it's important that you understand where these terms come from and what they mean exactly. No matter what you believe, it's not as simple as good and evil! Beware: not everyone will agree with you, so keep an open mind and discuss your ideas politely. Politics can be fun and interesting if you keep this in mind!
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10 English phrasal verbs about socializing

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年10月15日
A phrasal verb is a combination of words (a verb + a preposition or verb +adverb) that when used together, usually take on a different meaning as compared to the original verb. So phrasal verbs can basically be used to in daily English conversation to sound more like a native speaker. They can also be used to make you sound conversational and fluent in spoken English. So let’s have a look at some useful phrasal verbs that can be used to socialize and sound confident.

Ask over - to invite someone to your house to stay with you for sometime
I’m going to ask Mrs. Smith over to my place tomorrow.
To ask out – inviting someone for a date
John wants to ask Amy out on a date.
Bring over – to get things from one place to another may be someone’s house or any other place
Please bring over your movie DVD, so we can watch some movies tonight.
Pop in/stop in/ stop by- to visit someone for a short period of time
Can I stop by/pop in/ stop in for a little while.
Drop in – visit someone unexpectedly
My uncle dropped in this afternoon.
Drop off – leave someone at a certain place
I dropped off my Mom at the supermarket.
Pick up –bring someone from a certain place
James is going to the airport to pick up his Son.
Meet up – decide to meet at a decided time and place
My friends and I are meeting up at Ruby Tuesdays.
To come over – invite someone to your house for a longer period of time
Would you like to come over to my place while your house is being renovated?

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That's too bad, Sorry to hear that, Maybe next time

source: Espresso English    2016年10月14日
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Places to Live (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 113)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年9月9日
I live in a house.
My house is in a town.
My uncle lives in an apartment building.
His apartment building is in a busy city.
My cousin lives in a dormitory in a school.
He shares his room with a classmate.
My uncle lives out in the country.
He lives on a farm.
The police caught a criminal.
Now the criminal lives in prison.
When I go to summer camp, I live in a tent.
When my parents go on vacation, they live in a motel or a hotel.
A motel only has one or two floors.
A hotel usually has many floors.
My aunt and uncle live in a trailer.
They like to move around from place to place.
My friends live in a cottage by a lake.
My grandfather lives in a retirement home.
Many people who are about the same age as he is live there.
I would like to live in a palace.
I think you have to be a king or a queen, or a prince or a princess to live in a palace.
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BBC 6 Minute English | FOOD BANKS | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月20日

0:07 In this programme we're going to be talking about food banks in the UK.
0:10 Yes, food banks.
0:12 But what exactly are they?
0:14 Well, you can find them all over the country nowadays.
0:17 They're part of a system where people who are struggling financially are given free
0:21 food to cook or eat which other people have donated – or given for free.
0:26 We mean that people in modern-day Britain are so hard-up – that means they've got
0:31 so little money – that they can't afford to buy their own food?
0:35 It does seem extraordinary, doesn't it?
0:37 Yeah, it does.
0:38 Well, today's question is about the people who use the food banks.
0:41 So Finn, do you know how many British people are estimated to have used them?
0:47 Is it… a) 15,000?
0:49 b) 240,000? or c) 500,000?
0:53 I'll say 240,000, Rob.
0:56 Well, we'll see if you're right at the end of the programme.
0:59 Let's talk now about why food banks have opened up in the UK.
1:03 Yes, well, I suppose one place to start is the financial crisis of 2008 which made a
1:09 lot of people redundant – that means they were asked to leave their jobs by their companies
1:15 – so they became unemployed.
1:18 Then there were the cuts to the welfare system in 2013 which added to the problem.
1:22 Rising food prices themselves are another reason.
1:26 And heating bills in the winter can be expensive.
1:30 People fall into debt.
1:31 You know, lots of things.
1:33 And remember that it's not just unemployment, Finn, but underemployment, too.
1:37 There are some people on what is called zero-hours contracts and doing part-time work and they
1:43 don't earn enough money to buy some of the essential things in life.
1:47 So there really are a lot of different factors, aren't there.
1:50 Well, let's listen to Steph Hagen as she explains how her food bank in Nottingham works.
1:56 She uses an expression that means 'unlimited access'.
1:59 People do not go to a food bank because it's an open door, it's an open shop.
2:05 It's a case of they go to it because they need to.
2:08 And also with our food bank – we are an independent one, and we have limited stocks
2:13 – so everybody who comes through our door has no income whatsoever.
2:17 She said "open door".
2:19 This means unlimited access.
2:22 And she said she had "limited stocks".
2:24 This means 'a shortage of goods' – there's not enough food for everybody.
2:29 But Rob, surely this food bank system is open to abuse as well?
2:34 What's to stop anyone just turning up and asking for food?
2:38 Well, there are checks in place and there's a system of referrals.
2:42 If a doctor or a social worker thinks someone needs to use a food bank – even for a short
2:46 time – they can give them vouchers.
2:49 Then they take the vouchers along to the food bank and they gethandouts for three days.
2:54 Right.
2:55 So, I see.
2:56 I've heard that everything in food banks is donated – that means it's given for free.
3:01 And churches and individual donors are the people who provide most of it.
3:07 Well, apparently, these food banks are a great meeting place for people who are lonely and
3:12 depressed.
3:13 The food bank volunteers then talk to the people who use them.
3:18 Some of these food banks also run courses about how to cook well on a low budget.
3:23 So it's really not just handouts that these people get.
3:26 It's information as well.
3:28 But because these people are poor they often can't afford to use gas or electricity for
3:33 cooking.
3:34 So the food banks make sure they also provide food which can be eaten cold.
3:38 That's right.
3:39 And I think it would be wrong to assume that the users are just scroungers – now that
3:45 means people who want something for nothing – because there's a loss ofdignity and even
3:51 shame attached to using these services and people would of course prefer not to have
3:56 to do it.
3:57 So, what food do they give out, Rob?
3:59 Well, let's listen to Steph again and see what she says.
4:03 She uses an expression to describe canned food that only needs to be heated.
4:07 Basically, we've got porridge.
4:10 We do occasionally get fresh produce but it's very rare, especially in the winter months.
4:16 It's a case of, it's like, tinned fruit, tinned ready meals.
4:19 What also goes into the mix, people don't realise we have to give out 'no-cooking' food
4:24 parcels because people can't afford the gas and electric...
4:28 She said "tinned ready meals".
4:31 This is canned food that only needs to be heated.
4:34 And she said "goes into the mix".
4:37 This means it's 'part of the overall package'.
4:40 She also made the point about the importance of giving out 'no-cooking' food parcels because
4:45 some people don't have the electricity or the gas to cook the food.
4:49 OK, Finn.
4:50 So, would you like the answer to the quiz question now?
4:53 Yes, please, yes.
4:54 You asked me how many British people are estimated to have used food banks.
4:59 Was it: 15,000, 240,000 or 500,000?
5:04 And I guessed 240,000.
5:06 Well, sorry, Finn.
5:08 I'm afraid the answer is actually 500,000.
5:14 And some experts say that there are 13 million people living below the poverty line in the
5:19 UK right now.
5:20 It really does show how food banks – even in a country like ours – are really needed.
5:25 It does make you think, doesn't it?
5:27 It does.
5:28 Well, we're almost out of time now.
5:30 So, let's remind ourselves of some of the words we've said today, Finn.
5:34 OK.
5:35 make people redundant zero-hours contracts
5:39 open door referrals
5:41 handouts limited stocks
5:44 scroungers dignity
5:47 ready meals goes into the mix

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source: Simple English Videos    2014年1月2日
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How to talk about skin color in English

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2016年3月2日
Talking about skin color can be complicated! Some words are very offensive and will make you sound like a racist! What is acceptable to society changes over time. I'm sure you're a good person and that you don't want to say something that sounds rude or ignorant. I made this lesson for you so you'll know how to talk about skin color without hurting or offending someone. This lesson is VERY important because you can get in a lot of trouble by using the wrong words! It is part of the cultural learning you must do when you are learning English. Words that are used in your country and culture may not be accepted in North America or Europe, where people are more sensitive. Test your politically correct English in the quiz at

Saying Hello in English - All the ways to say hello in English when you meet somebody

source: Twominute English    2013年8月13日

0:06 In this extra learning lesson, we will learn in detail about the words and phrases you use when you want to greet someone.
0:19 When you meet your friend, or someone you know, you should greet them.
0:23 Greeting them means saying something pleasant to them, or asking how they are.
0:26 It’s the proper start to a conversation when meeting people after some time.
0:32 That’s right. But you must know how to greet people properly, and you must know all the different ways to greet them.
0:38 The greetings can be divided into various groups.
0:41 The greetings according to the time of day.
0:45 When you meet someone in the morning you say ‘Good morning’. When you meet someone after 12PM, you say ‘Good afternoon’.
0:54 When you meet someone in the evening, you say ‘Good evening’.
0:58 These three greetings can be used in formal and non-formal situations.
1:04 You can use them when you talk to your friends, your relatives, or with people you don’t know much.
1:10 There are some greetings that you can use at any time of the day. Hello. Hi. Hey! Yo! These are some greetings you can use at any time.
1:19 ‘Hello’ and ‘Hi’ can be used in formal situations too, but you should use ‘Hey!’ and ‘Yo!’ only with close friends and people in equal status or younger than you. Don’t use them with teachers!
1:31 One more thing I want to tell you is never to use ‘Good night’ when you meet people.
1:36 It’s not a greeting, but a farewell phrase that we use when we separate from someone at night. When you meet people at night, just say ‘Good evening’.
1:46 Good advice. After saying ‘Good morning’, or ‘Hi’, you can also ask the person how he/she is.
1:52 The phrases are: How are you today? What’s up? How are you? How are you doing? How’s it going?
2:00 Where have you been? What’s new? How’ve you been? Howdy?
2:07 That’s right. It’s not necessary to use these phrases, but if you use them it shows you are interested in the person. It’s polite.
2:15 Of these phrases, ‘Howdy’ is non-formal and should be used with people you are close to only.
2:22 I hope this extra learning lesson was helpful and now you are better at greeting people.
2:27 Don’t forget to watch the original lesson at the link given in the description. See you soon!

English Grammar - Modals of Advisability

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid) 2009年7月14日
In English, modals are used to express possibility, permission, and also advice. In this lesson we will learn which modals show advisability and how to use them. Check out for more of my English lessons!

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Intensifying Adverbs

source: Espresso English    2012年12月23日
Learn common English expressions with intensifying adverbs in this English vocabulary lesson. Visit for English tips and intensive English courses.

5 Important Phrasal Verbs for English Learners

source: English Lessons with Alex  2011年8月29日 Learn the meanings of 'look forward to', 'put off', 'put up with', and more in this phrasal verbs lesson. Take a quiz on this lesson to test your understanding of the phrasal verbs:

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