CNN Student News with subtitles - November 1, 2016 | How technology can be used to prev...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年10月31日
Our special edition series on the dangers of distracted driving concludes today. CNN Student News are explaining how technology, which is often implicated in motor vehicle crashes, can also be used to prevent them. Our daily current events coverage resumes tomorrow.
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Learn English Grammar - Although, Even Though, and Though

source: Espresso English    2016年10月26日
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2 Ways to Remember New Words and Phrases (English)

source: To Fluency    2016年10月25日
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News Words: Disenchanted

source: VOA Learning English    2016年10月27日
People can become disenchanted with many things. Learn what this news word means with Anne Ball and Jonathan Evans.
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BBC 6 Minute English | ROBIN HOOD | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月5日

0:05 now what do you know about Robin Hood
0:08 okay well he wore green tights
0:11 yes he did he was good at archery mhm he
0:14 had a girlfriend called Maid Marian he
0:18 was English although sometimes he has an
0:21 American accent in Hollywood films are
0:25 there was a great disney cartoon series
0:27 using animal characters Robin and Maid
0:30 Marian with foxes anything else
0:33 what about being an outlaw or criminal
0:36 heroically fighting against injustice
0:38 and corruption
0:39 oh yeah there's all that stuff as well
0:41 robbing the rich and giving to the poor
0:43 yes yet he lived in sherwood forest with
0:46 a band of merry men
0:47 yes he did ok it sounds like you watched
0:50 a lot of TV and film versions but
0:52 haven't read the literature
0:53 oh come on Alice have you read the
0:55 literature yes i have i studied English
0:58 at university and one of my specialist
1:01 subjects was medieval literature the
1:04 Middle Ages or medieval period lasted in
1:06 Europe from the 5th to the 15th century
1:09 IC and i'm guessing that Robin Hood is
1:12 the subject of today's show
1:13 absolutely you're right so here's a
1:16 question for you kneel when do we find
1:18 the first reference to Robin Hood in
1:21 English literature was it in the a
1:24 5th century be
1:28 10th century or see
1:31 14th century well I'm going to go for
1:35 the middle one and that's be the 10th
1:38 century
1:39 okay well we'll find out if you're right
1:40 or wrong later on
1:42 now why do you think the stories of
1:44 Robin Hood have lasted from the middle
1:46 ages through to the modern-day well I
1:48 suppose it's got appeal on lots of
1:51 levels action-adventure there's some
1:54 comedy stuff there with the the merry
1:56 men and of course a romance like i said
1:58 before yes indeed but actually the early
2:01 versions of Robin Hood were very violent
2:04 let's listen to Professor Thomas harm
2:06 talk about one of the ballots called the
2:08 monk the monk is I think for most modern
2:13 audiences who either seen movies or or
2:17 read children's stories or whatever
2:18 quite disturbing and in terms of its
2:20 levels of violence yet it in terms of
2:23 trying to make some comparisons with
2:25 popular culture and it seems to me that
2:26 it's really a second level of sopranos
2:28 in terms of things like dismembered
2:30 bodies and actual violence and
2:32 assassinations what's a ballad Alice
2:37 well it's a song or poem that tells a
2:40 story people were telling stories of
2:43 robin hood for a long time before they
2:45 were written down and performing them to
2:47 really and how about the comparison
2:49 between the Robin Hood ballads in the
2:51 sopranos now the sopranos is a popular
2:53 us TV series about gangsters maybe I
2:57 should get the monk on audiobook well I
2:59 think
3:00 yesyes I don't think you'd find it
3:02 disturbing what disturbing means making
3:04 you feel upset or shocked assassinations
3:08 are the murder of important people often
3:10 for political reasons and dismembered
3:12 bodies our bodies that have been cut or
3:15 torn to pieces right it sounds like
3:18 medieval entertainment for guys you know
3:20 like martial arts movies these days well
3:22 yes you may be right now do you remember
3:25 you mentioned Maid Marian at the started
3:27 the show i do em well actually in the
3:30 early ballots there is no maid marian
3:32 she appears in later versions along with
3:34 other characters we know well today but
3:37 Robin is always a trickster and a man
3:40 with a bow in a Woodmoor trickster is
3:42 someone who deceives
3:43 or cheats people that's impressive Alice
3:46 you certainly know your medieval ballads
3:48 yes I do so what's appealing about this
3:51 man with a bow
3:52 let's listen to professor Han again what
3:56 he represents I think it's a kind of
3:58 strong and forceful masculinity on that
4:01 operates on its own terms and for its
4:04 own interests and that's I think what we
4:06 have my own stories what does it mean to
4:10 operate on your own terms Alice well
4:13 Neal it means to do what you want
4:15 according to your own rules and
4:17 masculinity means the quality is typical
4:20 of a man now remember my question from
4:22 earlier I asked when do we find the
4:25 first reference to Robin Hood in English
4:27 literature was it in the a fifth-century
4:31 be
4:33 10th century or C 14th century and I
4:38 said be 10th century
4:40 yes well I'm afraid you are wrong meal
4:43 the first reference occurs in english
4:46 poet William Langland book Piers Plowman
4:48 written between 1370 and 1390 sloth the
4:54 lazy priest says I cannot partly my
4:58 Pater Noster at the priest its zenith
5:00 but I can rhymes of robin hood and
5:03 Randolph Earl of Chester Wow Alice and
5:09 he translate that into modern English
5:10 place and maybe that's for another show
5:13 maybe in this area can we just have
5:15 today's words again please we certainly
5:16 can and we can have those in modern
5:18 English okay here they are
5:21 outlaw
5:23 medieval period or Middle Ages
5:28 ballad
5:31 disturbing
5:34 assassinations
5:36 dismembered bodies
5:40 trickster
5:43 operate on your own terms
5:46 masculinity

Niagara Falls (Learn English via Listening Beginner Level | Lesson 102)

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年9月9日
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In my town there is a paperboy who just got an award for his actions.
This boy delivered the local newspaper every morning.
One of the people to whom he delivered the paper was an elderly man.
This man lived alone.
The paperboy had often spoken to the man, so he knew that the man lived alone.
The paperboy always left the newspaper in the man's mailbox.
One morning the boy noticed that the man had not picked up his newspaper or his mail
from the day before.
The boy felt that something was not right.
All day at school the boy had a feeling that something might be wrong with the man.
After school, the boy went back to the man's house to see if he had taken his mail and
The newspapers and mail were still in the mailbox.
The boy knocked on the man's door.
He could hear a faint voice, but could not hear what the person was saying.
He tried to open the door, but it was locked.
The boy knew that something wasn't right, so he went home and called the police station.
He explained to the police that the man lived alone.
He gave the address of the man's house to the police.
The police knocked on the door, and they also heard the faint voice.
The police got into the house and found the man lying at the bottom of the stairs.
The man had fallen and broken his hip.
The man had not been able to get up.
He had been afraid that nobody would find him.
He was very grateful to the paperboy for caring enough to get the police.
The boy got an award.
The man said that the boy was a hero.
The police said that the boy was an example of a very good citizen.
The paperboy and the man are very good friends.
The man will never forget what the paperboy did for him.


source: Simple English Videos    2013年1月7日
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British & American English: Cars & Driving Vocabulary

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2012年1月6日 Petrol or gas? Lorry or truck? High Street or Main Street? British or American English? Learn both British and American English vocabulary for talking about driving and cars! Then take a quiz on this lesson at

Talk, Speak and Tell - Confusing Words in English

source: Twominute English   2013年8月26日
Many new English speakers often get confused when trying to use the verbs 'Talk', 'Speak' and 'Tell'. 'Talk' is used to denote conversations and it is used when you are speaking casually or informally. 'Speak', when used to refer to conversations, is used to refer to more formal situations. You can 'speak to' or 'speak with' someone. 'Tell' is used to instruct or inform and it is always followed by the person to whom the information or instruction is given.
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0:06 This lesson will help you learn the correct usage of ‘Talk’, ‘Speak’ and ‘Tell’.
0:18 Hello Carol! In today’s lesson, we are going to discuss how to use ‘Talk’, ‘Speak’ and ‘Tell’.
0:25 Good idea, Betsy! People often get confused with these.
0:30 Let me tell you: they do! ‘Tell’ is used when one is giving information or instructions to someone.
0:37 It is followed by the person to whom the information or instruction is given to.
0:42 So when you said “tell you”, I would be the person you gave the information to. Now, tell me about ‘Talk’ and ‘Speak’.
0:50 Sure Carol! ‘Talk’ is used to denote general communication between two people. When you say you are going to talk to someone,
0:59 it means you are going to have a conversation with this person.
1:03 You can’t say ‘Tell to someone’. That’s wrong. But you can say ‘Speak to someone’.
1:08 It means the same thing as ‘Talk to’ but it’s considered a bit more formal.
1:13 That’s right. ‘Tell’ suggests passing on some information, it does not suggest a conversation.
1:21 ‘Speak’ is also used to mean delivering a speech, isn’t it?
1:25 That’s right. When someone ‘speaks to’ a gathering, it means he gives a speech. ‘Give a talk’ also means giving a speech, but ‘talking to’ does not.
1:36 ‘Speak’ is also used to say that you know a language: I speak English and Spanish.
1:43 Perfect! It means the same thing as ‘I know English and Spanish’.
1:48 I will feel a lot more confident when I use ‘Talk’, ‘Tell’ and ‘Speak’ now. What about listening to some conversations for contextualized examples?
1:57 Good idea, Carol.
2:06 Jake, how many times should I tell you to wash hands before eating?
2:10 But my hands are clean!
2:13 That doesn’t mean there are no germs. Remember, you can’t see germs.
2:17 You’re right. I should have taken care. I will wash my hands.
2:27 Did you tell John I wanted to see him?
2:30 Yes, but he is mad at you for not coming to his birthday party.
2:34 Oh God, I have apologised to him twice. Will you talk to him, please?
2:40 Okay, I will try.
2:48 Hey Jake! May I talk to you for a moment?
2:51 Sure. You look upset... Tell me what's wrong.
2:55 Marcy is barely speaking to me. It's annoying!
2:59 You should insist on talking to her. Don't let her give you the silent treatment.
3:04 Perhaps you could tell her that. Maybe she'll listen.
3:08 I'll talk to her!
3:14 I speak English and Spanish.
3:22 Did you tell John that I wanted to see him?
3:31 Will you talk to him, please?
3:36 May I talk to you for a moment?
3:43 Tell me what's wrong.
3:49 Marcy is barely speaking to me.
3:57 You should insist on talking to her.
4:05 I'll talk to her!

English listening exercise - Restaurant food

source: Crown Academy of English    2015年5月14日
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Pronunciation - 3 Mistakes part 1 ('s')

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2009年1月13日 This lesson is the first in a three-part series designed to give students more natural-sounding English pronunciation, by correcting three common mistakes. This lesson focuses on the correct usage of the 'S' sound.

Difference between TRAVEL, TRIP, & JOURNEY: Confusing Words in English

source: Espresso English    2012年12月12日
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Knowing English can save you money!

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2012年4月27日 Save money by learning the most common English expressions related to money. Learn which words mean that something is free, and which mean that you have to pay. Never miss a free opportunity, and never be surprised by an unexpected bill again. Take the *free* quiz on this lesson at