Can you find these 10 common English mistakes?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2016年7月15日
How's your English? Find out with this quick quiz. If you get any wrong, follow up by watching the lessons you need, related to each mistake. Improve your English immediately by correcting these basic English errors. Test your knowledge with the quiz:

Whose or Who's?
It's or Its?
Your or You're?
Advice & Advise
Bring & Take
Lose or Loose?
They're, There, Their
Before & Ago
Success, Succeed, Successful, Successfully
Adverbs of Manner

Omnivore's Dilemma – Vocabulary List #1

source: Catlin Tucker    2016年8月21日
This list of vocabulary comes directly from Michael Pollan's book Omnivore's Dilemma.

Omnivore's Dilemma Vocabulary #2

source: Catlin Tucker     2016年8月30日

Don't make this common mistake – Use the S!

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2016年10月23日
There are some really simple things that you can do to sound more like a native English speaker. One mistake English learners often make is not pronouncing the "s" at the end of a word. This can lead to confusion. For example, if you say, "I like dog", it will be interpreted as meaning that you like to eat dog meat, not that you love these cute animals as pets! In this lesson, you will learn when you should pronounce the "s" at the end of some words in order to be clear in your meaning and avoid embarrassing confusion.

# relevant grammar videos on 1) singular and plural forms of nouns (regular and irregular), 2) countable and uncountable nouns, and 3) possessive nouns + 's / '

BBC 6 Minute English | NEW TRANSPORT ON TWO WHEELS | English CC | Daily ...

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月4日

0:05 Today we're talking about one of the latest forms of transport on two wheels.
0:10 Yes.
0:11 We're not talking about bicycles here.
0:13 No, we're talking about a… self-balancing transport device.
0:19 What a complicated name!
0:21 Now a device is an object which has been created for a particular purpose.
0:27 But yes, you need to balance on this device which means you need to stand on it and not
0:32 fall over.
0:33 Well this device has other names as well.
0:36 It's called a rideable because you ride on it like you ride on a bicycle – or you can
0:42 call it a self-balancing scooter - or others call it a hoverboard.
0:47 That's perhaps because it looks like a skateboard perhaps… but it's different, isn't it?
0:50 Yes it is, it is a bit different.
0:52 And we'll be finding out more about hoverboards in a moment, but first it's time for our quiz
0:58 question.
0:59 I'm going to make a statement and I want you to tell me, Finn, if it is true or false.
1:03 OK?
1:04 OK.
1:05 Here in the UK, it's illegal to ride a hoverboard on the pavement.
1:09 Is that true or false, Finn?
1:11 What do you think?
1:12 Well, I've actually seen someone riding a hoverboard on the pavement so I'll say it's
1:18 false.
1:19 I think it's legal to ride one on the pavement.
1:21 OK, then.
1:22 We'll see if you're right at the end of the programme.
1:24 OK.
1:25 So, Neil have you ever tried riding on a hoverboard?
1:29 No, I haven't, but I would like to give it a go.
1:32 It looks like a skateboard, but it is different – it moves differently – and it goes in
1:36 a different direction – it goes… sideways.
1:38 Yes.
1:39 And, you know, the other big difference is that it is motorised.
1:45 And when you change your balance the wheels turn.
1:48 So when you lean forwards – you move forwards – and when you lean back you slow down and
1:54 stop… and if you lean even further back, then you actually move backwards.
1:58 Yes.
1:59 So it's hard to keep your balance.
2:00 Like a skateboard, you need to practise to get good at this.
2:03 And I'm no good at skateboards.
2:05 And I think, you know, if you don't practise you'll fall off the hoverboard lots of times.
2:11 BBC reporter Emma Ailes has tried a hoverboard.
2:15 Who else has tried one of these rideables?
2:17 Listen to her report.
2:19 So you may have seen in recent weeks celebrities like Justin Bieber and Lily Allen riding one
2:23 of these.
2:24 It's a self-balancing transportation device or some people call them rideables.
2:29 I've never had a go but I am going to integrate one into my life in the next couple of days
2:32 and see how I get on.
2:35 And that was the BBC reporter Emma Ailes.
2:38 She said that she's going to integrate riding a hoverboard into her everyday life and so
2:44 perhaps she'll travel to the BBC on a hoverboard.
2:47 Now to integrate means to combine things to make them more efficient.
2:51 Or maybe she'll go shopping on a hoverboard.
2:53 Now she talked about celebrities – famous people - who are using hoverboards.
2:59 Yeah.
3:00 She mentioned two celebrities – singers Lily Allen – who's British.
3:04 And Justin Bieber - he's from Canada.
3:07 So people are using hoverboards all over the world.
3:10 Neil, you were telling me about a guy you saw last weekend.
3:13 Yes, I was at a shopping centre and there were all these kids – teenagers - watching
3:17 this guy using a hoverboard.
3:20 Of course they all wanted to try it.
3:21 You could hear them shouting: "Can I have a go?
3:23 Can I have a go?
3:24 Can I have a go?"
3:25 Now, to have a go means to try something.
3:28 Yes.
3:29 Now what was our reporter's experience of using a hoverboard?
3:33 How did she get on?
3:35 Did she learn how to use it?
3:37 Did she enjoy using it?
3:39 So overall this is really good fun and I definitely recommend giving it a go.
3:44 But there are some downsides.
3:45 It's really heavy, it's illegal to use it on the pavement and it's quite embarrassing
3:50 being stared at.
3:51 So are two wheels better than two legs?
3:55 For me, probably not.
3:56 So that was the BBC reporter Emma once again.
3:59 And she tried to use the two wheels of the hoverboard to move around but she said she
4:04 prefers moving with her two legs.
4:07 But she did say this about using a hoverboard - it's good fun and she definitely recommends
4:12 that people try it – they should give it a go!
4:16 But she said there are also some downsides – some bad things.
4:20 First, it's heavy.
4:22 Yes, it's not very easy carrying a heavy hoverboard.
4:25 Also when she uses it everyone looks at her and they don't stop looking – they stare
4:31 at her and she says that's embarrassing.
4:34 And there is one more downside about using a self-balancing scooter.
4:40 And this is also the answer to our quiz question…
4:43 I asked if it's true or false that it's illegal to ride a hoverboard on the pavement in the
4:49 UK.
4:50 And I said that it's false.
4:51 And you are… wrong.
4:54 It's illegal.
4:55 There is a law here about that.
4:57 Yes, I realised I guessed the wrong answer when I heard that clip from Emma's report
5:02 there.
5:03 Yes.
5:04 Their use is illegal under Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835 for use on the public pavements
5:11 and roads in the UK.
5:12 Oh, very impressive, Neil.
5:14 Now, you can use a hoverboard, I've heard, on private propertyif you have permission
5:19 from the owner but NOT on public pavements and roads.
5:23 OK.
5:24 Well, next time you see your friend Justin Bieber, Finn, tell him that.
5:29 I will.
5:30 Now, that's all for today.
5:31 Please do join us again soon.
5:33 Please do.
5:34 And let's hear the words before we go.
5:36 OK.
5:37 We heard: device
5:39 balance pavement
5:43 scooter skateboard
5:47 celebrities to get on
5:50 to have a go illegal
5:53 private property That is it now.

The Library (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 104)

source: Daily English Conversation   2016年9月9日
One of my favorite places is the library.
I go there to get books for school, and I go there to get books for pleasure.
I often read mysteries for fun.
In the summer, I read lots of mysteries.
I like to sit outside and read.
In the winter, I have to read books for school.
I go to the library to find out things for my projects.
I often use the dictionary and the atlas.
Some of my friends go with me, and we sit at the tables and do our homework.
We can't make a lot of noise in the library.
People have to be quiet when they are in a library.
When I first went to the library, I was confused about how to find books.
The librarian showed me how to use the computer to find books.
Now I am able to do all my research myself.
I have read some very interesting books.
I have learned a lot from library books.
I always bring the books back on time so I don't get a fine.
I am collecting books at home.
People often give me books for gifts.
Soon I will have my own library.
Reading is a good hobby.
Everyone in my family likes to read.
The library has other things besides books.
There are videos at the library.
There are also compact discs at the library.
I have a library card so I can get books, videos or compact discs whenever I want to.
My mother sometimes goes to the library to look at the magazines.
She gets some good recipes from the magazines.
My father looks for books on how to build things.
He is building some bookshelves for me at the moment.
He found the instructions in a book.
My little brother reads children's books.
He likes books about trains.
I have liked books ever since I was very small.
My mother says that reading is a good habit to get into.
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Come - Go - Bring -Take

source: Simple English Videos    2013年3月20日
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Talking about Accidents

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2011年10月8日 Learn how to talk about accidents in English. I'll teach you the vocabulary and phrases we use to talk about broken bones, car accidents, and more. Then take the quiz at .

Danger in London (English listening comprehension)

source: Crown Academy of English 2013年12月14日
In this English listening comprehension lesson, you will have the opportunity to practice your listening skills by listening to the English article and then answering the questions.
The lesson has subtitles / closed captions in English and I will show you a transcript of the article after the listening comprehension exercise.
Grammar lessons:
Countable and uncountable nouns:
Listening exercises:
Vocabulary videos:

Discussing Bad Happenings - English for Life - Social English

source: Twominute English      2013年8月20日
Unfortunate events can take place anytime, anywhere and with anyone. It is our responsibility to help our relatives and friends to get over these events and start afresh. Well, in order to do so, you need to know the right phrases you can use in your conversation which can comfort the victims. Let's take a look at some sample conversations that will help you understand the phrases you can use while expressing your emotions about unfortunate events.
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0:06 In this lesson, you will see phrases you can use to talk about unfortunate events.
0:18 The cops found out who was responsible for the crash!
0:22 What crash?
0:24 Didn’t you hear about it? Someone hit our neighbour’s kid yesterday and ran away.
0:30 Oh my God! How’s she?
0:32 A pedestrian called 911 in time but she is still in ICU.
0:38 Gosh. I hope she gets well soon. What are they going to do with the driver?
0:42 Well...hit-and-run is a serious offense. I hope he gets jail time.
0:48 So do I.
0:55 This is so unfortunate! When did it happen?
0:59 Yes, it is. Apparently the thieves broke into our house last night.
1:03 Where were you?
1:05 We were away for a weekend trip. We came back today and saw a broken lock.
1:10 Do you suspect anyone?
1:13 I don’t! But maybe the police officers have some leads.
1:17 Thank God your stuff is insured. At least you’ll get the money.
1:22 Yeah! That’s right. It’s at least some comfort.
1:31 Why do you look so upset, Emma?
1:34 Oh. Don’t even ask, Sam! I’m terribly broke for this month.
1:39 Why? You were supposed to get your salary today. The month has just begun.
1:44 Sure. The month’s just begun and I’ve lost my wallet which had all my money in it.
1:51 What are you saying? Where did you lose it?
1:54 I have no idea. I must have left it somewhere, but I can’t remember where.
2:01 I’m so sorry to hear it. What are you going to do for the rest of the month?
2:05 I’ll ask my parents to transfer me some funds.
2:09 Good to know you have an option.
2:18 Hey, Emma! I am so sorry that Puffy died!
2:21 Hi, Sam. Thank you. He was an old dog. It was his time.
2:26 You had him for many years. It must be hard.
2:30 Yes, I miss him very much.
2:33 Is there anything I can do? Let me take you to lunch.
2:37 Thanks, you’re a good friend.
2:42 Oh my God! How’s she?
2:48 Gosh. I hope she gets well soon.
2:56 I hope he gets jail time.
3:03 This is so unfortunate! When did it happen?
3:13 Thank God your stuff is insured.
3:20 Why do you look so upset, Emma?
3:28 I’m so sorry to hear it.
3:34 Good to know you have an option.
3:40 I am so sorry that Puffy died!
3:46 Is there anything I can do? Let me take you to lunch.

Talking about crime

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2010年12月17日 In this English lesson, I teach you how to talk about CRIME. You'll need to know these words and idioms to understand a lot of TV shows and movies, but they might be very important to you in real life too.

10 best animal idioms in English

source: Learn English with Let's Talk   2014年5月29日
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1. As busy as a beaver
Some one who is extremely busy and has no time to waste.
2. To drink like a fish
Someone who drinks alcohol excessively; to be in the habit of drinking alcohol excessively.
3. Innocent as a lamb.
Someone who is not corrupted or tainted with evil or unpleasant emotions.
4. be as quiet as a mouse
to be very quiet
5. Crooked as a dog's hind leg
Someone who is very dishonest is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
6. Sly as a fox
Someone who is as sly as a fox is cunning and experienced and can get what they want, often in an underhand way
7. To act as a guinea pig
if someone is used as a guinea pig, new ideas or products are tested on them.
8. As scared as a rabbit
to be so frightened or surprised that you cannot move or think.
9. As gruff as a bear
Someone who is unsociable OR Someone who has a rough or soar voice
10. A Head of the pack
"To be on top", "to be superior" or "to be the best

Interjections in English: Examples in English Conversation

source: Espresso English    2012年12月12日
Interjections are words used to express emotion. There are hundreds of interjections in English, but you'll learn 10 in this lesson with examples in English conversations. Visit for English tips and intensive English courses.

Confused Words - LOSE or LOOSE?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2011年6月13日 LOSE or LOOSE? This vocabulary lesson is about one of the most common spelling mistakes made by students. Watch this video and you won't go wrong again. Take the quiz on the lesson at