Understanding the 2016 US Elections

source: English Lessons with Adam    2016年10月25日
Trying to understand the American presidential elections? There's more to it than just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Confused about electoral colleges, super delegates, polls, incumbents, and candidates? Let me explain it for you! In this video, I'll teach you the vocabulary, definitions, and expressions you need to know to follow the US elections. You'll learn how the elections work, what the electoral college is, and who is involved in presidential elections. This information is very important for anyone living in the United States and for those who want to follow the US elections and world politics. I'll answer the questions: What is a primary? What is a caucus? What is the electoral college? What is a delegate, and what is a super-delegate? How do nominees become candidates? What is a pundit? What are swing voters? What is a presidential platform? After you've watched the video, take the quiz to test your knowledge of the American voting system! http://www.engvid.com/

What Your Zodiac Sign Really Says About You and Your Partner

source: Learn English with Britlish    2016年10月26日
Learn about your true nature as we reveal the secrets of astrology in this one hour lesson and see how it can help you improve your love life, your job, and your relationships with others.
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Asking questions - "Do you know..?" vs. "Do you happen to know...?"

source: Espresso English   2016年10月25日
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CNN Student News with subtitles -October 26, 2016 | Balance of power in the Senate and ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年10月25日
Featured today: the balance of power in Congress, and the efforts to harness the cognitive stimulation of video games.
With Election Day in the U.S. less than two weeks away, CNN Student News are spotlighting the balance of power in the Senate and the House of Representatives. We are exploring some research that aims to harness the cognitive stimulation of video games.
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How to Talk about the American Presidential Election in English

source: Go Natural English    2016年10月26日
Learn how to talk about politics with these questions and answers.
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US Election Special and Collective Nouns: Learn English With Simple Engl...

source: Simple English Videos    2016年10月25日
Come to an American political rally with Vicki and learn about American group nouns. How is the event similar or different to rallies in your country? We also learn about collective nouns that require a singular verb form in American English but that can be used with either singular or plural verbs forms in British English.
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BBC 6 Minute English | LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening     2016年9月27日

0:16 What tune are you humming, there?
0:20 Was I humming?
0:21 Oh, I woke up with it in my head.
0:24 It's that song - you know (hums a song).
0:28 No idea, what you're talking about, Neil, but it's very annoying, so could you just
0:33 stop it please.
0:34 But there's my problem.
0:35 I can stop humming it out loud, but it keeps on repeating in my head (more humming).
0:41 Did you know there's a name for that, Rob?
0:44 When a song keeps repeating in your head?
0:46 There's a name?
0:47 I don't know what it is – but I'm sure you're going to tell me.
0:49 You're right!
0:50 It's an earworm.
0:54 Sounds nasty - is there a cure for that?
0:55 I don't think so!
0:57 So let's move on.
0:59 In this programme we're talking about music - and how it influences us.
1:03 But first, Neil, can you answer this question: If a person has musical anhedonia, does it
1:10 mean they... a) hate music?
1:13 b) can't enjoy music? or c) can't hear music?
1:17 Well, um, 'anhedonia' sounds like an illness, so I'm going to go for c) can't hear music.
1:32 We'll find out if you're wrong or right later on.
1:35 But now let's listen to Professor Charles Spence telling us how music affects what we
1:39 choose to eat and drink.
1:41 Imagine you're going to the bar and thinking about a glass of wine.
1:44 There's French music playing behind the counter - more than likely you'll go for a glass of
1:49 French wine.
1:50 German music behind the counter - your likelihood of choosing German wine goes way, way up.
1:53 If they're playing classical music you might be tempted to spend that little bit more.
1:56 What's the likelihood of you spending more, Rob?
2:00 Quite likely, actually Neil - and likelihood means the chance of something happening.
2:05 I love a good glass of wine.
2:07 Me too.
2:08 But why do we spend more when there's classical music playing?
2:11 Good question.
2:13 It makes us feel a bit classy - that's stylish and sophisticated.
2:17 I'm guessing hip-hop doesn’t have the same effect.
2:20 Am I right?
2:21 You're always right, Rob.
2:22 So, the professor is saying that bars and restaurants use music to manipulate their
2:27 customers.
2:28 And that means to control or influence them.
2:31 Argh!
2:32 Earworms!
2:33 They're messing with our minds!
2:34 I know, I know, and it doesn't stop there.
2:37 Restaurants also use the tempo - or speed - of the music to change people's behaviour.
2:42 A fast tempo gets customers in and out quickly at busy times.
2:47 On the other hand, if there aren't many customers, the restaurant might want to keep people in
2:51 the place for longer.
2:53 So they put on music with a slow tempo to create a more relaxed atmosphere.
2:58 And atmosphere, in this context, means the mood or tone in a place or situation.
3:04 Now music is also used to create atmosphere in films.
3:08 So let's hear Debbie Wiseman talking about music in the movies.
3:13 A director might come to me and say "look, can you help bring the romance to this scene
3:18 with the music", and so I might write something beautifully romantic and lyrical working with
3:24 what I've got and suddenly the scene will feel much more romantic, much more tender,
3:29 much more sexy, whatever it needs to feel, and the music has the power to do that, to
3:33 achieve that effect.
3:35 Sexy, tender, lyrical, romantic - that's emotional stuff!
3:41 And lyrical actually means expressing strong emotions.
3:45 So what's your favourite romantic moment in a film, Rob?
3:49 Oh, there are so many.
3:51 I'm a sucker for romance.
3:53 Once the violins start playing, I start blubbing - and yes, Neil - that means I have a good
3:58 cry!
3:59 So sweet!
4:00 Now, if you're a sucker for something, for example romance, it means you can't resist
4:05 it.
4:06 I'm more of a sucker for horror myself...
4:08 And music is crucial - or extremely important - in creating atmosphere in horror films.
4:15 That's very true.
4:16 Music is often used to create tension and suspense – or feelings of anxiety and excitement.
4:23 Can you imagine Hitchcock's Psycho without that violin music?
4:26 (Neil does an imitation of the violin sequence from Psycho)
4:30 OK, let's not have a shower scene here in the studio, Neil.
4:33 You'll give me nightmares!
4:35 Now, remember at the beginning of the show I asked you what musical anhedonia means.
4:40 Is it someone who a) hates music b) can't enjoy music or c) can’t hear music?
4:45 I said can't hear music...
4:48 And that's the wrong answer.
4:49 It’s actually b) can't enjoy music.
4:53 Not a great job for a DJ then.
4:55 Anyway, Rob, before we go any further, how about those words again?
5:00 OK, the words we heard today were: earworm
5:04 musical anhedonia likelihood
5:07 classy manipulate
5:13 tempo atmosphere
5:16 lyrical blubbing
5:20 sucker for something crucial
5:23 tension suspense

Favorite Colours (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 106)

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年9月9日
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Learn English via Listening Level 1 - Lesson 106 | Favorite Colours.
My very favorite colour is purple.
There are not a lot of things that are purple.
Some grapes are purple.
Sometimes the sky looks purple.
My second favorite colour is blue.
Some things are blue.
The sky is blue, and water is blue.
Many people have blue eyes.
Green is a very common colour in nature.
Trees are green in the summer.
Some trees are green all year long.
Grass is green.
Sometimes water looks green.
Many People have green eyes.
Many vegetables are green.
Broccoli, cabbage, beans, lettuce, peas, and cucumbers are all green.
Green vegetables are very good for you.
Yellow is a bright colour.
The sun looks yellow.
Bananas are yellow.
Some people have yellow hair.
Daffodils and dandelions are yellow.
White is a common colour, especially in the winter.
Snow is white.
Clouds are white.
Polar bears, some dogs and some cats are white.
There are white flowers that grow.
Some flowers are red.
Roses can be red.
Blood is red.
Sometimes the sky is red at night or in the morning.
Artists use all these colours to make beautiful paintings.
Nature used all these colours to make the beautiful earth.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by beauty.
We should do our part to make sure that nature stays beautiful and clean.

Lastly, Finally and At Last - a 100 second video lesson

source: Simple English Videos    2013年5月29日
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Conversation Skills - Speak with confidence

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2011年8月10日
http://www.engvid.com Don't be shy! Use your English ability to talk to anyone! If you make a mistake, don't worry... just keep talking and you'll improve your conversation skills! Watch this video now to learn how confidence will make you a better and more interesting speaker.

Expressing Your Positive Emotions In English

source: Twominute English    2013年8月18日
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0:06 In this lesson, we will see some phrases that you can use to express your positive emotions to your friends and loved ones.
0:20 Are you crying?
0:23 No. I’m just feeling bad for my parents.
0:27 Why? What happened?
0:30 They sold their favorite car to fund my college. I’m really grateful to them.
0:36 Don’t worry. It will benefit the whole family.
0:40 You can buy them a new sedan once you settle down in your career.
0:46 Yes, you’re right. I’ll pay them back someday.
0:55 So, are you ready for the fashion show?
0:57 I don’t know. I’m just feeling a little nervous.
1:01 Don’t worry; everything should go as planned.
1:05 I hope so. I’ve worked for this, and I think I’ll be able to get it right.
1:11 That’s the right attitude. Keep your trust and do your best.
1:16 Thanks a lot for showing so much faith in me.
1:26 Guess what? I got the job!
1:30 Hooray! This is excellent!
1:33 Oh, yes. I’m moving to LA for my dream job!
1:38 Congratulations, Karen. At last you got what you’ve always wanted.
1:43 Yes. I’m just so excited. Let me call everyone and tell them the good news!
1:49 Yeah, you should. And I wish you all the best for your career ahead.
1:53 Thank you so much, dear.
2:01 I’m so proud of my sister. She bagged a job for herself in LA.
2:07 Yeah. She told me so.
2:09 She did, huh?! She makes me feel really proud.
2:14 She’s really excited about it, and she should be.
2:17 She worked very hard to get the job. I’m sure she’s going to be a big name in the fashion industry in the coming years.
2:28 They sold their favorite car to fund my college. I’m really grateful to them.
2:40 Don’t worry; everything should go as planned.
2:49 Thanks a lot for showing so much faith in me.
2:57 Hooray! This is excellent!
3:04 I’m just so excited. Let me call everyone and tell them the good news!
3:16 I’m so proud of my sister.
3:23 She makes me feel really proud.

Cultural Differences - An Introduction

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid) 2009年3月8日
A lot of students focus on learning the rules of English grammar, but you also need to learn the differences between your culture and that of English-speaking countries. In this lesson, I go over some simple differences.

Idioms & Phrases related to Money

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年7月1日
Through this lesson Ceema would like to discuss some idioms related to money. Money is important to smooth functioning of our life. Let's discuss some popular idioms pertaining to money taking almost every aspect into account.

Everyday English Phrases (Part 1)

source: Espresso English    2012年12月17日
Here are some English phrases used in everyday situations. They're very common, but they're rather colloquial, so you often won't find them in an English textbook! Learn these phrases and expressions as well as the situations in which you can use each one.
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Bar and Pub Slang

source: English Lessons with Alex    2011年10月12日
http://www.engvid.com What does it mean when a person is "hammered"? What is "a tab"? What's "a dive"? In this useful lesson for people who like to party, learn how to speak in a bar or pub setting. Warning: some strong language.
Take a quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/bar-and-pub-slang/