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source: Espresso English    2016年10月18日
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The Suffixes -aholic & -oholic: Grow Your Vocabulary with Simple English...

source: Simple English Videos    2016年10月18日
Learn about the English suffixes -aholic and -oholic. This is the first video in our new ESL playlist, designed to help you grow your English vocabulary fast. Click for the playlist:
The suffix -aholic is designed to be funny and it's productive in the sense that we can use it to create new words. So why not invent one now? Write it in the comments.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - October 19, 2016 | Preview Last of three Trump-Clinto...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月18日
Today's topics include a possible discovery in Giza's Great Pyramid, a mystery concerning frogs in Peru, and the efforts of a U.S. doctor to fight heroin abuse.
Have researchers discovered secret rooms in the Great Pyramid of Giza? This question kicks off today's show, followed by a mystery of dying frogs in Peru. CNN Student News are also previewing tonight's U.S. presidential debate, and we're examining the upcoming election in terms of the House and Senate. And our series on U.S. heroin abuse centers on a doctor who's helping her community fight back.
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Memories (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 111)

source: Daily English Conversation    2016年9月9日
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Somebody once asked me what the most valuable things that I owned were.
I thought about that for a long time.
Then I realized that most of the things that I had could be replaced.
What I would not be able to replace were the photographs that I had of my friends and
Photographs are memories that are captured on film.
Some of the photographs are of people who are no longer with us.
I would hate to lose them.
Memories are precious.
They are all we have sometimes to link us to days gone by.
I remember the good times.
I try to relive them in my mind sometimes.
I remember the sad times.
Some of the sad memories are painful, but they are all a part of my life, and I don't want
to lose any of my memories.
People come into our lives and people leave our lives, but most people leave a memory
for us.
I have lots of memories, and when I look at my photographs, the memories come
flooding back into my brain.
I remember what people were like when they were younger.
I remember vacations that I took.
I remember days that seemed ordinary at the time, but you never get to relive even the
ordinary days.
Memories are so precious.
Cherish your memories, and keep them in a place close to your heart.

BBC 6 Minute English | HOW MUCH IS YOUR SPOUSE WORTH? | English CC | Dai...

source: Daily Listening     2016年9月22日

0:06 Now tell me, do you usually go dutch when you take someone out to dinner?
0:10 Now go dutch means to share the cost of something, for example a meal in a restaurant.
0:16 Well Alice, no, I usually expect my date to pay actually.
0:20 I hope you're joking, Neil.
0:22 But I wouldn’t be surprised!
0:24 Personally, I think it's a nice gesture to offer to pay for the meal when you're on a
0:28 date.
0:29 Yeah.
0:30 But it can depend on the situation – some people might be very offended if you offered
0:34 to pay for everything!
0:35 Well yes, true.
0:36 Clearly you're not going to offend those people, Neil, though are you?
0:39 And I won’t be going to dinner with you any time soon.
0:42 Well, I didn't ask so calm down, Alice!
0:46 Actually, money matters can cause relationship problems in couples – and that's the subject
0:51 of the show.
0:53 Here's today's quiz question based on a UK survey.
0:56 Ready, Alice?
0:57 I am indeed.
0:59 What percentage of married couples don't know exactly what their spouse earns?
1:06 Is it: a) 4%?
1:08 b) 14%?
1:10 Or c) 44% Well, gosh!
1:14 I think b) 14%.
1:17 Yes, that sounds about right to me.
1:20 Well, we'll find out if you're right or wrong later on.
1:23 Now, it seems important that couples are honest about their finances because it can have an
1:29 impact on their future financial options together.
1:33 Yes, that's right.
1:34 If you're buying a house together and then find out later that your spouse– your husband
1:39 or wife – is thousands of pounds in debt, then the chances are you won't be able to
1:43 get a mortgage.
1:45 To be in debt, by the way, means to owe money to someone.
1:49 Good point.
1:50 A mortgage is where a bank lends you money to buy a house.
1:54 Let's listen now to what Arabella Russell, a relationship therapist, has to say about
1:58 this.
2:01 The fact of the matter is it's very difficult – it can be very difficult – to talk about
2:04 money.
2:05 Often when we talk about money, it’s emotions very close to us – there's guilt, there's
2:08 shame.
2:09 What have we done in the past?
2:10 To start those conversations is complicated.
2:13 Money can be about how we value ourselves, how we feel valued.
2:16 It’s not just a simple case of talking about hard cash.
2:21 Arabella talks about 'hard cash'.
2:24 Now what does that mean?
2:25 Well, we say hard cash when we talk about physical money – the coins and banknotes
2:30 – as opposed to other types of payment.
2:33 And why do we find it so difficult to talk about cash, Alice?
2:37 Well, because we get emotional about it!
2:40 Arabella talks about feelings of guilt and shame.
2:43 And for many of us, money isn't simply money – it can be about how we value ourselves
2:48 or feel valued.
2:50 Right – so if I were to buy you a cheap engagement ring you would feel undervalued.
2:55 Nice example, Neil!
2:58 You can't be a cheapskate when it comes to engagement rings!
3:01 So how much would you spend on our engagement ring, Neil?
3:05 Well… um…
3:06 I didn't know we were getting married!
3:07 But if I was buying an engagement ring for you Alice, I think definitely I would spend
3:13 about… you know around... in the region of … mmm pounds…
3:17 Sorry, Neil, I didn't quite catch that.
3:21 Alright!
3:22 Are you calling me a cheapskate?
3:26 I certainly am, Neil.
3:28 Cheapskate means someone who doesn't like spending money, by the way.
3:32 Moving on – let's hear more from Arabella about how people have different attitudes
3:37 towards money.
3:39 Accept the fact that in your relationship you might do money differently – there might
3:42 be a spender there might be a saver.
3:44 It’s very tempting if your partner does things differently to say they're wrong.
3:48 They might do it differently because they see money differently.
3:51 Do it differently but have a budget.
3:53 Of course be honest about each other but recognise that you might just have a different view
3:56 of money.
3:58 Now that sounds like excellent advice to me!
4:01 I'm a saver, and I'm not ashamed to say it.
4:04 Why waste money on an expensive engagement ring?
4:07 Engagements don't always last.
4:09 You might drop the ring down the kitchen sink or…
4:12 How romantic, Neil! … it could be stolen or you might meet someone
4:14 else.
4:15 Indeed.
4:16 Now I know I shouldn't say you're wrong… but you're wrong!
4:21 You have to invest in a relationship if you want it to work.
4:25 Calm down.
4:26 I see money differently to you.
4:28 I’m a saver and you’re a spender, and that’s all there is to it.
4:32 And a budget means the money you have available for something and a plan for how to use it.
4:38 Well, we'll have to agree to differ.
4:41 And that means accept that we have different opinions on this one!
4:45 Can we have the answer to today's quiz question then, please?
4:48 Yes, we can.
4:49 I asked: What percentage of married couples don't know exactly what their spouse earns?
4:54 Is it: a) 4%?
4:56 b) 14%?
4:57 Or c) 44% And I said b) 14%.
5:03 And you are absolutely and completely… wrong!
5:10 The correct answer is 44%.
5:13 Now that's according to new research conducted by the UK credit report service, Noddle, who
5:19 also found that an astonishing 1.9 million married couples actively try to keep their
5:24 finances secret from their partners!
5:26 Gosh, what a lot of people!
5:29 Can we have today's words again then, Neil, please?
5:31 Yes, we can.
5:32 Here they are: go dutch
5:35 spouse to be in debt
5:39 mortgage hard cash
5:43 cheapskate budget
5:47 agree to differ.

Tomahto - Tomayto: British and American Pronunciation

source: Simple English Videos     2013年8月30日

English Vocabulary for the ladies - Talking about your period

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2011年4月21日 Ladies, this is FOR YOU!! Learn these important English expressions about your monthly period. This is stuff you need to know, but that is never taught in regular ESL schools or English lessons! Test your understanding of the lesson by taking the free quiz at

Vocabulary for Describing People

source: Twominute English    2013年8月15日
Describing someone in English can be easy as well as tough. It depends on how detailed is the description you want to give. Describing someone can include talking about their features, characteristics, color, height, weight, etc. You might also describe things like their facial features, hairstyle and body language. No matter how you structure your description, you are going to use a variety of different terms. That's why you should know all about the terminology and have the right vocabulary to correctly describe a person.

0:06 In this extra learning lesson, we will learn in detail about the words and phrases you use while describing people.
0:18 When you are describing people, you should describe how they look, color of their eyes, how tall or short they are or what kind of clothes they are wearing.
0:28 Yes, if you have to identify a person, you need to describe his/her physical features, but a person is more than how he/she looks.
0:36 You must also learn to describe this person’s behavior, preferences, clothing, etc.
0:43 At the very basic level you can describe how a person looks by using adjectives that describe the body type.
0:50 For example: He is tall, he is thin, she is short, he is fat, she is obese, she is slim, he is of average build.
0:59 These are some basic attributes for body types.
1:03 Do remember that some words are not considered polite, especially if you are describing what some may consider negative characteristics.
1:11 For example, instead of saying ‘she is fat,’ you can say ‘she’s a little overweight’.
1:17 You could also say ‘he’s on the heavy side’.
1:21 Try to avoid discussing the weight of people before them because many people are conscious about their weight.
1:27 Apart from body type, the second most important thing that people describe is the face. You can describe the various features of the face like.
1:38 He has long ears. She has small eyes and big eyebrows. Her nose is very long. She has full lips and crooked teeth.
1:46 He has blue eyes. Frankly describing the face is not easy and there are a number of things you can say about the face.
1:54 Let’s start from the forehead. A forehead is often described as broad, narrow or prominent.
2:01 The eyebrows can be bushy or sparse. Sometimes they are also described as full, as in she has full eyebrows.
2:09 The eyes are a very important part of the face. You can describe the eye color, like she has blue eyes or he has brown eyes.
2:18 The shape of the eyes is also important. For example, he has large eyes, her eyes are small. She has doe-like eyes with full eyelashes.
2:27 The common words used to describe the nose are: narrow, wide, long, short, snub, big, small, upturned and hooked.
2:38 The ears are usually described as small or big.
2:42 The lips can be full or narrow and the mouth can be big, small, or wide.
2:49 Wow! Describing people is really hard work, but if you know all these words you can describe them to a fair degree.
2:57 That’s right! Don’t forget to view our original lesson and to practice with it.

Phrasal Verbs - "turn"

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid) 2009年5月7日 If you don't know what "turn around" or "turn down" mean then you need this lesson... watch it now!

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Difference between "under", "below", "beneath", and "underneath"

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2014年5月7日
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These words are all similar in meaning, but figuring out the differences between them can be a little tricky. First, it's helpful to know how common each word is:
1. "Under" is the most popular.
2. "Below" is used about 1/4 as often as "under"
3. "Beneath" is used 1/2 as often as "below"
4. "Underneath" is used less than 1/2 as often as "beneath"
So if you're struggling to choose the correct word, "under" is probably the safest choice.

Compared to "below", "under" is more often used to talk about 3-dimensional objects. For example, you'd talk about something being under a table, under a book, etc.
# "Under" is also good for talking about layers of something:
I have on a t-shirt under my jacket.
# You can use "under" for numbers:
I did it in under 7 hours.
We were able to raise just under fifteen thousand dollars.
# "Under" also shows up in expressions like:
under stress
under pressure
under someone's control
under someone's influence
under consideration
under construction
under a spell

Compared to "under", you use "below" more often to talk about the level of something on a flat plane. For example, if you're describing two photos that hang on a wall, you can say that one of them is "below" the other.
# Use "below" to talk about the level of something, like a temperature:
It's supposed to drop below freezing tonight.
In writing, you can use "below" to talk about something later on:
Please read the instructions below before you begin.
The opposite of "below" is "above".

# "Beneath" is more formal than "under":
In the unlikely event of an emergency water landing, you may find a flotation device beneath your seat cushion.
It can also suggest being covered by something:
beneath the blankets
beneath the surface of the water
When you're talking about someone's actions or decisions, you use "beneath" to talk about the true emotions that a person is hiding:
Beneath it all, he still loves her.
When you're talking about human relationships, being "beneath" someone is very negative. Things or people that are "beneath" you are disgusting. They're too low for someone with your social position:
She acts like some kind of princess, like we're all beneath her.

# "Underneath" has a kind of casual and expressive feeling. You can choose "underneath" instead of "under" to explain the location of something with a little more emphasis.
A: You found it! Where was it?
B: It was underneath the sofa.
Think of "underneath" as a more emotional, exciting version of "under".

English Phrasal Verbs with RUN

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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School Slang

source: English Lessons with Alex    2011年9月9日 It's September and in many countries, this is the time when schools and universities start their new years. In this English vocabulary lesson I teach some simple slang you might hear in the classroom. After the lesson, watch the quiz at .