CNN Student News with subtitles - October 25, 2016 |What is "The Jungle",Why are authorit...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月24日
French officials begin clearing "The Jungle," a new theory tries to explain the Bermuda Triangle's mysteries, and CNN Student News begin a new series on video games' effects.
In France, what is "The Jungle," why is it in Calais, and why are authorities moving people out of it? An explanation of that story leads off our show, followed by a new theory that attempts to explain the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. Afterward, we're telling you about a study on the effects of selfies. And we kick off a two-part series on video games, examining the mental and physical threats they can pose to gamers.
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BANG! CRASH! DING DONG! Words that Imitate Sounds

source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)    2016年10月24日
A cat goes "meow!" A shotgun goes "bang!" A doorbell goes "ding dong!" When we imitate sounds, we call those words "onomatopoeia". In this fun lesson, I will teach you some useful English words that imitate sounds and noises made by different people, animals, objects, and even the noises made by a well-known breakfast cereal! This will make your conversations more animated and descriptive. You will also encounter these words when reading novels and comic books. Onomatopoeia are NOT the same in every language, so after watching, do the quiz at to see if you recognize these sounds in English!

The Prefix Bi- : Grow Your Vocabulary with Simple English Videos

source: Simple English Videos    2016年10月20日
Learn about the English prefix bi-, meaning two or twice. This is the second video in our new ESL playlist, designed to help you grow your English vocabulary fast and improve your IELTS TOEFL and TOEIC scores. Click here for the playlist: (We'll be adding more videos regularly)
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News Words: Famine

source: VOA Learning English    2016年10月13日
This news word is the result of a food shortage. Anne Ball and Jonathan Evans tell you what a famine is.
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BBC 6 Minute English | IS STUDENT LIFE ALL GOOD? | English CC | Daily Li...

source: Daily Listening     2016年9月26日

0:06 You went to university, didn't you?
0:08 Yes.
0:09 University – the best days of my life.
0:11 I made fantastic friends, went to great parties…
0:13 Did some work?
0:15 Well, yeah, I did some work, but probably not enough.
0:19 Well, the subject of today's show is student mental health.
0:23 So, Neil, do you think you're looking back at your university days through rose-tinted
0:28 spectacles?
0:29 And that means looking at a situation as being better than it really was.
0:33 I did feel out of my comfort zone when I arrived.
0:36 Yes, everyone seemed to know everyone… knew where to go.
0:39 Yes, well, being out of your comfort zone means being in a situation that you aren't
0:44 familiar with and which makes you feel nervous.
0:48 Did you talk to anyone about your feelings, Neil?
0:50 Did you get any counselling?
0:52 And that means professional help with personal or psychological problems.
0:56 What?
0:57 No, not me.
0:59 I'm one of those men who isn't good at talking about their feelings, Alice.
1:03 I just felt a bit homesick that's all – I missed my friends and family.
1:08 But let's move on, shall we!
1:09 Why don't you ask me today's quiz question?
1:12 Alright then.
1:13 So here it is: In a survey of students at Imperial College London, how many students
1:18 said they suffered from high levels of stress or a mental health condition during their
1:23 time at college?
1:25 Was it… a) 1 out of 4?
1:28 b) 2 out of 4? or c) 3 out of 4?
1:34 Well, I'm going to go for c) 3 out of 4 because I do think that university life can be more
1:39 stressful than people realize.
1:41 Yes.
1:42 And stress means pressure or worry caused by a difficult situation.
1:46 OK, we'll find out if you're right or wrong later on.
1:50 Now in the UK, there has been a rise in students using counselling services.
1:55 Why's that, Alice?
1:56 Well, let's listen to Kirsty, a student at Exeter University, talking about why she has
2:01 had problems.
2:03 And here's a question for you while you listen: Did she enjoy her first days in college?
2:08 No.
2:09 The thing is… it… is a real balancing act.
2:13 When I first got to university I don't think I'd really realized that I'd forgotten how
2:17 to make friends you know, I'd been with the same school friends for seven years, and so
2:22 I was trying to balance you know social success with academic success whilst learning how
2:28 to look after myself at quite a young age.
2:31 And I think that's the experience of a lot of young people.
2:34 And people really struggle with it.
2:38 What's a balancing act, Alice?
2:39 It's where you try to give your attention to two or more things at the same time.
2:44 So here, Kirsty is trying to balance making new friends with doing her academic work and
2:50 learning to look after herself.
2:52 What does Kirsty mean when she says she's learning to look after herself?
2:56 Well, to look after someone means to protect or take care of someone – and in this case,
3:02 Kirsty's learning to take care of herself – for example doing her own shopping and
3:06 cooking.
3:07 OK, let's listen to Dr Ruth Caleb of the counselling service at Brunel University in London talking
3:13 about what practical stuff students could learn before leaving for university that might
3:19 make life easier for them.
3:23 Certain things that I think it would be very very helpful for students to have put in place
3:28 are an ability to do the practical things of life – to do the washing, to do the cleaning
3:33 and so on – being able to cook.
3:37 Budgeting is extremely important in university life.
3:41 And also spending time on your own comfortably.
3:46 Yes, that's excellent advice.
3:48 I couldn't boil an egg when I arrived at uni.
3:50 Oh, really?
3:51 Can you do it now, Neil?
3:53 Just about, just about.
3:54 Yeah?
3:55 Great.
3:56 And what about budgeting?
3:57 This means planning how much money you have and how you will spend it.
4:00 I'm still pretty bad at that.
4:03 However, I am very good at spending time on my own comfortably.
4:06 Yes, I can believe that – feet up, watching TV with a takeaway.
4:10 Takeaway, of course a takeaway cause I can't cook anything…
4:12 No. … not even an egg.
4:14 You know me so well.
4:15 So how about the answer to today's quiz question, Alice?
4:19 Alright then.
4:20 I asked: In a survey of students at Imperial College London, how many said they suffered
4:25 from high levels of stress or a mental health condition during their time at college?
4:32 Was it… a) 1 out of 4?
4:36 b) 2 out of 4? or c) 3 out of 4?
4:42 And I said c) 3 out of 4.
4:45 Yes.
4:46 And you are correct – well done, Neil!
4:48 The survey, completed by over a thousand students, also found that almost 70% of those that suffer
4:55 from stress do so at least once a week, and 9% of students feel stressed constantly.
5:02 Stressed means anxious and worried.
5:04 Well, I feel anxious just thinking about all that stress.
5:08 Can we hear today's words again?
5:09 We certainly can.
5:10 They are: through rose-tinted spectacles
5:16 out of your comfort zone counselling
5:22 homesick stress
5:27 balancing act look after yourself
5:34 budgeting stressed
5:36 Well, that brings us to the end of today's 6 Minute English.
5:42 We hope you've had a stress-free time.
5:45 Please do join us again soon.

Making Friends (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 107)

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年9月9日
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I used to be very shy.
I would not go up to someone that I did not know and say hello.
I was afraid that people would not want to talk to me.
I have changed.
I have become less shy.
I have learned that making friends is easy to do.
All you have to do is say hello.
Most people will respond to a smile and a friendly hello.
People will begin to talk to you about little things in their lives.
You will soon realize that you have something in common with that person.
Whenever I start talking to a new person I find that there is some interest that we share.
Maybe we know some of the same people, or we went to the same school.
Often we find that we like the same music or the same movies.
It is easy to have a conversation with someone once you find a topic that you both can
relate to.
The most important part to making friends is to listen to what the other person says.
If you take an interest in them, they are sure to take an interest in you.
I have learned many things from meeting people.
I have had many fascinating conversations, and I have made a lot of good friends.
One day a girl came up to me and said that she was lost.
She couldn't find her way to her English class.
I said that I was going to that class too.
I told her to come with me.
We began talking, and we became very good friends.
That was a few years ago.
She is still one of my best friends.
Just think, if she hadn't been lost we might never have become friends.

About to - Bound to: A 90 second video English lesson

source: Simple English Videos    2013年7月2日
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How to pronounce P and F in English

source: EnglishLessons4U    2011年11月28日 Many English students have trouble contrasting the 'P' and 'F' sounds. Watch this free pronunciation lesson the secret to making these sounds correctly when you speak. I will teach you exactly what to do with your mouth, tongue, and teeth! Especially useful for Korean and Japanese students who do not have these sounds in their languages.

REMEMBER to do (infinitive) | REMEMBER doing (gerund)

source: Crown Academy of English    2015年5月4日
In this English lesson, you will learn the difference between remember to do something (infinitive) and remember doing something (gerund).
The verb remember can be followed either by a verb in the infinitive (to + base form) or a gerund (the -ing form). Both are grammatically correct but the meaning is very different. You will learn that difference in this lesson.
There are some English exercises at the end of the lesson to check your understanding.
The accent in the video is a British English accent.
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Improve your pronunciation of English nouns

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2009年3月17日
Pronunciation of English nouns is easier once you master the 'er' and 'th' sounds.

Everyday English Phrases (Part 2)

source: Espresso English     2012年12月17日
Learn everyday English phrases that you won't usually find in traditional textbooks. Visit for more English tips and intensive English courses.

Short, easy questions in English

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2012年6月21日 Want to ask questions like a native English speaker? It's easier -- and shorter -- than you think. In this conversation lesson, I'll show you how to use spoken grammar to ask questions more naturally. Then test yourself with the quiz at .