CNN Student News with subtitles - November 14, 2016 | New Zealand tsunami: At least 2 d...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月13日
A major earthquake strikes New Zealand, an international loan could bring some relief to Egypt's economy, and a drought fuels wildfires in Appalachia.
Natural disasters are covered extensively today in reports from New Zealand to North America. We're explaining why part of the South Pacific is prone to earthquakes, we're examining the fight against forest fires in Appalachia, and we're exploring how a drought may be preventing tornadoes in the U.S. Also featured: good and bad news for Egypt's economy.
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"If Only Walls Could Talk" (Oral Reading Fluency 21)

source: JenniferESL    2016年10月31日
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The readings in this series use HIGH FREQUENCY VOCABULARY.
This text uses words from General Service List (GSL) #1-575
Exceptions: window (#632) and secret (#944)

0:01 Topic
0:41 Title
0:52 Vocabulary Note
2:07 First Reading: listen
3:05 Second Reading: listen and repeat
5:11 Third Reading: slow reading
6:31 Fourth Reading: natural pace
7:30 Post-reading Thoughts

The house had stood for more than a century, and there wasn’t anything modern about it. Old was only one word to describe the place. Among the local people, the house was the subject of much talk…and wonder.
Years ago the farm served a family well. One couldn’t pass the property without noting its beauty.
Then one day the entire family was gone, yet many things remained. It was so sudden that the whole situation raised questions.
The house had fallen quiet. Its dark windows held secrets. If only walls could talk.

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source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)    2016年11月11日
The words 'touch' and 'feel' both seem to mean the same thing, so how do you know which one to use? While they are similar words, we use them differently. If you want to use them correctly, you need to know the difference between them. In this English vocabulary lesson, I'll define 'touch' and 'feel', and show you example sentences where each is used. By the end of the lesson you'll know when to use each word depending on the context.

BBC 6 Minute English | THE IMPACT OF PLASTIC | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月10日

0:05 Hello, Neil.
0:06 Have you been shopping?
0:07 Yes, I went a bit mad with my credit card actually.
0:10 Gosh, I can see that!
0:11 But look at all those plastic bags.
0:13 Why don't you use your own bags?
0:15 You know what, I'm going to.
0:17 Because they're now charging 5p per bag!
0:20 Don't you follow the news, Neil?
0:22 It's a recent government initiative – which means a new plan for dealing with something
0:26 – in this case, to cut the number of thin plastic bags being given away in shops.
0:32 And the environmental impact of plastic is the subject of today's show.
0:35 Is England the first country to charge for these bags, Alice?
0:38 No – other countries in the UK started charging a few years ago.
0:42 And countries around the world including Bangladesh, South Africa, China, and Italy have actually
0:47 banned them altogether.
0:49 Interesting.
0:50 But I don't throw my bags away, Alice.
0:52 I put them under the kitchen sink.
0:54 Are you a hoarder, Neil?
0:57 That means someone who collects large amounts of stuff and can't throw things away.
1:01 Maybe I am…
1:03 But seriously, with the 5p charge I'm definitely going to recycle my plastic bags.
1:08 Good.
1:09 Now let me ask you today's quiz question, Neil: How many tonnes of plastic rubbish from
1:14 the UK is being sent to China each year for recycling?
1:18 Is it: a) 20,000?
1:22 b) 200,000? or c) 2,000,000?
1:30 Well I think it's … a) 20,000.
1:34 We'll find out if you're right or wrong later on.
1:36 But first, why are plastic bags bad for the environment?
1:40 Because they're too thin?
1:42 And when they break all your shopping falls out?
1:44 That must be it.
1:46 No.
1:47 They take hundreds of years to decompose – or break down by natural chemical processes.
1:52 And also people don't dispose of them properly.
1:55 They litter our streets.
1:56 They clog – or block – drains and sewers.
1:59 They spoil the countryside and damage wildlife.
2:02 Well that's quite a list.
2:03 So what's the solution then, Alice?
2:06 Well to either recycle or stop using plastic bags.
2:10 But let's hear about the pharmaceutical company with another idea.
2:14 This is BBC reporter John Maguire.
2:19 At this company laboratory in North London they're testing how bags made with a special
2:24 additive break down when exposed to sunlight, oxygen and heat…
2:29 The technology was discovered by a British scientist in the 1970s and is now sold to
2:35 around half the world's countries.
2:37 In some, biodegradable bags are backed by law.
2:43 And biodegradable means able to break down naturally in a way that isn't harmful to the
2:48 environment.
2:49 So adding small amounts of a chemical to the plastic – a special additive – allows
2:54 the plastic to break down in the open air.
2:57 But if the technology was discovered back in the 1970s, why aren't these biodegradable
3:02 bags being used in every country by now?
3:04 I have no idea, Alice.
3:06 Maybe they aren't as strong as non-biodegradable bags.
3:09 I like a good strong bag, myself, you see.
3:12 Alright.
3:13 Well, just go and buy yourself some canvas bags, Neil!
3:15 In fact, I'll get you some for your birthday.
3:17 Thank you.
3:18 You're very welcome.
3:19 Now, moving on.
3:20 Out of around 300 million tons of plastic produced every year, some goes in landfill
3:26 – a place where our rubbish is buried under the earth – but about 10% of plastic ends
3:31 up in the sea.
3:33 Let's listen to Biologist Dr Pennie Lindeque from Plymouth Marine Laboratory talking about
3:37 this.
3:38 We're already finding that there's a lot of microplastics in the sea and that some of
3:43 these microplastics are actually being ingested by the zooplankton that live there.
3:48 We're also concerned this could end up being passed up through the food chain to food which
3:53 is destined for human consumption so it could end up on your or my plate.
4:00 What are microplastics, Alice?
4:02 They're small plastic fragments less than 5mm in size.
4:07 You find them in cosmetic products such as facial scrubs, shower gel, and toothpaste.
4:12 And I'm guessing that ingested means 'eaten'?
4:15 Yes, the zooplankton – tiny little animals in the sea – mistake the microplastics for
4:20 food and eat them.
4:22 And because the zooplankton and humans are in the same food chain – they're at the
4:26 bottom and we're at the top – but we're still connected – we may end up eating them
4:30 and the microplastics inside them!
4:33 That doesn't sound very tasty!
4:35 Now a food chain, by the way, refers to a series of living things where each creature
4:40 feeds on the one below it in the chain.
4:43 Indeed.
4:44 OK.
4:45 Remember my question from earlier?
4:47 I asked: How many tonnes of plastic rubbish from the UK is being sent to China each year
4:52 for recycling?
4:53 Is it… a) 20,000?
4:57 b) 200,000? or c) 2,000,000?
5:02 And I said a) 20,000.
5:04 Yes but you're wrong, I'm afraid.
5:06 The answer is b) 200,000 tonnes.
5:10 And that statistic comes from the University of Cambridge in the UK.
5:15 That's a load of rubbish!
5:17 Get it – load of rubbish?
5:18 Very good.
5:19 Can we hear today's words again please?
5:20 We certainly can.
5:21 Here they are: initiative
5:25 hoarder decompose
5:31 clog biodegradable
5:36 additive landfill
5:41 microplastics ingested
5:46 zooplankton food chain
5:49 Well, that brings us to the end of this 6 Minute English.
5:53 We hope you enjoyed today's environmentally-friendly programme.
5:56 Please do join us again soon.

Managing time in Business Meetings

source: Simple English Videos    2015年6月9日
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Job Interview Skills - Questions and Answers

source: EnglishLessons4U    2011年7月29日 Job interview tips: some common questions you will be asked and how to answer them! Learn what to say to impress and get that job!

Look For - English Phrasal Verbs Tutorials - Advanced English Conversation

source: Twominute English      2013年9月12日
To "look for" means to search for something. When you have lost something, or when you need something and you are searching for it, you are looking for it. Let's learn how to use this phrasal verb in our conversations through this tutorial video. The sentences with this phrasal verb are highlighted at the end of the lesson. Practice them to build your fluency in spoken English.
0:06 Let’s learn how to use the phrasal verb ‘look for’ in our conversations.
0:16 We will talk about the phrasal verb ‘look for’ today.
0:21 That’s great, Ben. To look for means to search. I was looking for my glasses this morning.
0:29 You are right. “Look for” means trying to locate something. For example: Columbus discovered America while looking for India.
0:39 Got it. Another meaning of look for is to want something. If you are looking for a change, you need to work towards it!
0:49 Correct. This is similar to search for something, but you can also use it to mean desire.
0:57 ‘Look for’ is a really simple phrasal verb, isn’t it?
1:02 It is! And now I am looking for some sample conversations.
1:08 Here they are.
1:15 What are you doing Kate?
1:17 I’m looking for my cat.
1:19 Oh! It was around here just a minute ago.
1:22 There she is! What is she looking for in the lawn?
1:32 How is aunt Merry?
1:35 She’s better, but she’s looking for a new doctor.
1:38 Why?
1:40 Well, her doctor says she needs surgery and she doesn’t want one.
1:50 Look Kate! Mom sent you such a beautiful ring!
1:54 Wow, that’s so beautiful!
1:58 Yes, it is!
2:00 This is exactly what I was looking for!
2:07 I was looking for my glasses this morning.
2:18 I’m looking for my cat.
2:25 What is she looking for in the lawn?
2:35 She’s better, but she’s looking for a new doctor.
2:46 This is exactly what I was looking for!
2:57 Columbus discovered America while looking for India.

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Pronunciation - TU - culture, lecture, actually, fortune...

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2012年9月18日 Watch this lesson to learn about a very common pronunciation mistake. How do you pronounce 'tuba' and 'century'? Is the spelling 'tu' in both words pronounced the same? In this video, I will teach you how and when to pronounce 'tu' like a 'ch' in North American English, we will practice the pronunciation of many words, and we will do some fun tongue-twisters. Don't forget to check out the University of Iowa Library of English site that I mention in this lesson: And take the quiz here:

Learn English More Effectively

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2008年12月5日 This lesson is a little bit different. I'll tell you how you can get the most from your English classes by studying more effectively.

5 English Idioms from the 5 Senses

source: Espresso English    2012年11月6日
- see eye to eye
- hear a pin drop
- smells fishy
- lose your touch
- acquired taste
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