CNN Student News with subtitles - October 18, 2016 | China's Longest Space Mission Laun...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月17日
China`s Longest Space Mission Launches; Kirkwood, Missouri Reels from the Effects of a National Heroin Epidemic.
CNN Student News also explore a significant step forward in China's space program, and we show you how one U.S. community has been affected by the nation's heroin epidemic.Collection of videos by Student News:
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CNN Student News with subtitles - October 17, 2016 | Examining America's Heroin Epidemi...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月16日
Coral Bleaching on the Grand Barrier Reef; Examining America`s Heroin Epidemic and How it`s Being Addressed.
The Great Barrier Reef shows signs of poor health. After we cover those stories, we're kicking off a series that examines America's heroin epidemic, beginning with a look at how the drug is smuggled into the country by air, land and sea.
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Phrasal Verbs for TRAVEL: "drop off", "get in", "check out"...

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2016年10月17日
Want to learn some extremely common verbs for traveling? You've come to the right place. They say traveling is the school of life. It is also a great opportunity to improve your English! In this video, I will teach you common phrasal verbs that we use when talking about traveling. But first, I will explain what phrasal verbs are and show you their importance in conversational English. We will look at how to correctly use "drop off", "see off", "take off", "get in", "check in", and more. Join me, and get ready for a big trip to improve both your life and your English!

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source: Espresso English    2016年10月12日
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Roommate Wanted (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 112)

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年9月9日
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Spacious two bedroom apartment with kitchen facilities.
On the bus route to Brock University.
Looking for quiet female roommate.
Must be a non-smoker.
Available from Sept. 1.
$300 a month.
Hydro is included.
Call Barb after 5.
For Sale
Ten speed men's bike for sale.
Excellent condition.
$100 or best offer.
Call Fred 905-111-1111
Apartment for Rent
Three bedroom apartment in the downtown area.
$450 a month.
Within walking distance to stores and bus route.
Utilities not included.
Call (905) 111-1111.
Please leave a message on the machine, and I will get back to you.
Roommate Wanted
Responsible, quiet roommate wanted to share two bedroom apartment.
Some furniture included.
First and last month's rent required.
$300 a month.
Utilities included.
Call before 6.
Ask for George.
Help Wanted
Friendly reliable person wanted to work part time hours at shoe store.
No experience necessary. We will train you.
Please leave resume at Friendly Feet Shoe Store, 34 Main Street, Niagara Falls.
For Sale
Textbooks for sale.
Included are 2nd year English and American history texts. Excellent condition.
For complete list of texts, call Marie at (905) 111-1111 anytime after 5.
Upper Half of Duplex for Rent
Within walking distance to Brock University.
Two bedrooms and balcony.
Laundry facilities in basement.
Very spacious and clean.
Hydro not included.
References required.
$700 per month.
Call 905-111-1111 and ask for Mr. Bridges.

BBC 6 Minute English | HOW DO YOU LIKE TEA | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年9月21日

0:06 What's this?
0:07 It's a cup of tea, Neil.
0:08 Would you like some?
0:09 Oh, I can't drink that!
0:10 You didn’t let the tea brew for long enough.
0:13 And you forgot to add sugar.
0:14 Well, make it yourself next time!
0:18 And when you brew a cup of tea, by the way, you add boiling water to tea leaves or a teabag
0:23 and allow the flavour to develop.
0:24 I'm sorry, Alice.
0:25 I didn’t mean to be rude about your tea.
0:27 But I do like it very strong and sweet.
0:29 Tea is the subject of today's show.
0:32 And Neil, I think you'd like the way they serve tea in India.
0:36 They drink chai – a strong black tea served with lots of milk, sugar and spices.
0:41 Mmm… that does sound good.
0:43 I quite fancy a cup of chai now.
0:45 Did you know that it was the British who introduced tea to India?
0:49 No, I didn't, Alice.
0:50 This is very interesting…
0:51 I'm proud of our habit of having tea all the time and teabags are great!
0:55 A marvellous little invention!
0:57 Yes, I agree.
0:58 Well, that's my question for you today.
1:01 Where was the teabag invented?
1:04 Was it in … a) China
1:06 b) the US Or c) Britain
1:09 Hmm.
1:10 I buy a lot of teabags but I don't know their history.
1:13 So I'm going to guess c) Britain.
1:16 Well, we'll find out if you chose the right answer later on.
1:21 Let's listen now to Professor Markman Ellis talking about the Chinese tea plant.
1:26 He's a historian at Queen Mary, University of London.
1:29 Tea is a shrub that grows naturally in the mountainous areas of China and several thousand
1:35 years ago, no one knows how exactly, there…
1:38 I mean… there are stories… it became clear that if you consumed the leaves of this plant
1:43 especially the younger leaves, then it had an interesting effect on you.
1:46 And that effect could be thought of as medicinal or it could be thought of as just kind of
1:51 sanative – making you feel a bit better than you used to feel.
1:55 Professor Markman Ellis tells us that people in Ancient China consumed – or ate – leaves
2:00 from the tea plant and it had an interesting effect on them.
2:04 Professor Ellis says tea has a sanative effect – making you feel better – so I might
2:09 try munching a few leaves later on.
2:11 Alright then.
2:12 Apparently the Chinese started drinking tea because of its medicinal – or healing – qualities.
2:18 And they've been drinking tea for thousands of years!
2:21 Well we British may love a good cup of tea – but we haven’t been brewing it for nearly
2:25 so long as the Chinese.
2:26 But remember that tea actually grows in China, Alice.
2:30 We don't grow it in Britain.
2:31 Good point, Neil.
2:32 Which brings me back to what we were talking about earlier.
2:36 In the 19th century the British started to grow tea in India in order to compete with
2:40 Chinese tea production.
2:42 When tea first arrived in Britain in the 17th century it was incredibly expensive and only
2:48 the elite could afford to drink it.
2:50 Elite means a small group of people in society who have money and power.
2:54 Well, the opposite is true today – everyone drinks tea!
2:57 And cheap teabags make really strong tea – just the way I like it!
3:00 [noise of disgust] Oh, it's not for me!
3:02 I like tea with a delicate flavour – Lapsang Suchong is my favourite with its evocative
3:08 fragrance.
3:09 Not teabags, then?
3:10 No, Neil.
3:11 Lapsang is different from other types of tea because the leaves are smoke-dried over pinewood
3:17 fires giving the tea its distinctive smoky flavour.
3:21 You sound like a TV advert – I can just see the misty mountains and fields of tea…
3:28 Can you tell us what evocative means?
3:29 It means making you imagine something pleasant.
3:33 And for some people tea drinking is a spiritual experience.
3:37 Let’s listen to BBC reporter Mike Williams learning about the Asian custom of the tea
3:42 ceremony.
3:44 CH: Please enjoy a mouthful of green tea.
3:50 MW: Thank you...
3:53 That was a bit less than a mouthful.
3:54 It's a very very small amount, isn't it?
3:55 CH: It's about 20ml.
3:57 It's the way to appreciate tea in very small quantities so you can concentrate and cultivate
4:02 your mindfulness in drinking the tea.
4:05 MW: Mindfulness?
4:07 What do you mean by mindfulness?
4:09 CH: Tea ceremony has some of its origin in Buddhism.
4:13 The Japanese tea ceremony for example has a lot of Zen Buddhism influence.
4:18 Mindfulness is the concentration and focus on the now – forget about the past, forget
4:24 about the future, and enjoy this specific moment.
4:27 And that's what I call mindfulness.
4:31 So they don't use mugs in the tea ceremony.
4:33 It's 20 millilitres or a mouthful of green tea.
4:37 That's right.
4:38 Drinking just a mouthful – or a small amount – helps you concentrate and cultivate mindfulness.
4:44 As the speaker explains, mindfulness means living in the moment and forgetting about
4:49 the past and future.
4:50 Well, forgive me for thinking about the past – but how about the answer to today’s
4:55 quiz question?
4:56 OK then.
4:57 I asked: Where was the teabag invented?
5:00 Was it in… a) China?, b) the US? of c) Britain?
5:06 And I said c) Britain.
5:08 And I must be right.
5:10 Well, I'm afraid you're wrong, Neil!
5:14 It was b) the US.
5:17 Teabags first appeared commercially in the first decade of the 20th century and were
5:22 successfully marketed by Thomas Sullivan, a tea merchant from New York, who shipped
5:26 his teabags around the world.
5:29 Really?
5:30 Teabags are older than I thought!
5:31 Now, can you tell us the words we heard today?
5:34 They are: brew
5:37 consumed sanative
5:41 medicinal elite
5:44 evocative mouthful
5:49 mindfulness Well, that's the end of today's 6 Minute English.

Stop doing and Stop to do: A Two Minute English Lesson

source: Simple English Videos    2013年9月11日
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Dead Meat - Idioms in English Language

source: Twominute English    2013年8月14日
The idiom 'dead meat'is used when someone is in trouble or is threatened by a great danger. It can also mean someone has run out of options, and is now in deeper trouble. This idiom can be used to threaten someone, or to describe someone's terrible situation. In this English tutorial video, you will learn about the meaning and use of the idiom 'dead meat'. Let's learn from this video how this idiom is used.

0:06 In this lesson you will learn about the idiom ‘dead meat’ and how it is used.
0:17 ‘Dead meat’ is an idiom which is sometimes used to threaten someone. It means that the person will be doomed or ruined.
0:24 Threatening is never a nice thing to do, but suppose I’m threatening you. I would say, ‘You are dead meat, Seth’.
0:33 That’s correct! But it was just an example, right?
0:36 Of course! I didn’t mean it! However, if dad finds out that you’ve started smoking, you are dead meat.
0:44 I’ll handle dad! So the idiom may also be used to speak of eminent danger or some trouble which might be approaching.
0:51 Yes, that’s it. The idiom means that someone will be severely punished somehow.
0:57 Okay. Now let’s listen to some conversations to understand how to use it.
1:02 Good idea.
1:08 Jack got completely wasted yesterday.
1:12 Yeah, he shouldn’t have drunk that much.
1:15 I heard he was so drunk that he tried to get into his neighbor’s house by mistake.
1:20 Isn’t his neighbor a cop?!
1:22 Yup!
1:24 Man! This time Jack is dead meat!
1:33 Amy, are you talking to Anthony again?
1:37 Err...yes. Why?
1:40 Did you forget dad’s warning? This Anthony’s a bad apple!
1:45 It wasn’t my fault! He called me from a different number!
1:49 You’re dead meat if dad finds out!
1:58 Amy, why are you so upset today?
2:01 I forgot to study for the history exam, and I think I flunked.
2:06 Are you serious? If you fail this test, you’re dead meat! You won’t graduate.
2:12 I really blew it this time.
2:15 It was foolish not to study but...there’s always next year!
2:23 ‘You are dead meat, Seth’.
2:30 However, if dad finds out that you’ve started smoking, you are dead meat.
2:42 Man! This time Jack is dead meat!
2:53 You’re dead meat if dad finds out!
3:03 If you fail this test, you’re dead meat!


source: Crown Academy of English    2015年4月2日
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Idioms in English - "Money"

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2009年6月16日
"Money makes the world go 'round" -- it's true. That's why I've recorded a lesson for you on idioms and sayings that involve MONEY.

English Phrasal Verbs with CUT

source: Espresso English   2012年12月23日
Learn English phrasal verbs in this English vocabulary lesson. Visit for English tips and intensive English courses.

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Pregnancy & Having a Baby

source: Learn English with Rebecca  2012年7月16日 Being pregnant and having a baby is big news, but what words and phrases do you us to talk about this subject in English? In this vocabulary lesson, I'll teach you how to announce that someone is pregnant, how to wish someone who has given you this good news, and much more. Challenge yourself with the quiz!