English Phrasal Verbs: FIND OUT or FIGURE OUT?

source: Espresso English      2016年10月4日
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CNN Student News with subtitles - November 15, 2016 | Trump Picks Priebus as Chief of S...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年11月14日
Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser. President-elect Donald Trump to pick Cabinet members, White House staff. A sudden currency switch causes problems in India.
Featured this Tuesday: A move to cut down on counterfeiting in India has wide-ranging side effects. The U.S. president-elect builds a team to help run the government. And an American museum memorializes toys.
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3 Questions to Ask at a Party: Learn English Vocabulary (Small Talk)

source: To Fluency     2016年11月14日
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☆ How do you know Vijay?
This is a great question to ask someone when you have a mutual friend.
☆ How long have you been in Asheville?
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Learn English phrases: thank God, thank goodness, thanks to you

source: Espresso English    2016年10月2日
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BBC 6 Minute English | THE MEANING OF CLOTHES | English CC | Daily List...

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月10日

0:06 I have to say, I like that shirt you're wearing today.
0:09 I haven't seen that one before.
0:11 Yes, I got it at the weekend.
0:13 But, to be honest, I don't give my clothes much thought.
0:16 I just throw on the first thing I see.
0:19 What about you?
0:20 Well, I try to look presentable.
0:23 I wouldn't want to appear too scruffy.
0:25 Clothes say an awful lot about us, don't they Will?
0:27 A lot depends on the job you do.
0:30 In a bank, you're supposed to look pretty smart all the time.
0:33 But if you work for a design company, say, a suit would look out of place – that means
0:39 unsuitable.
0:40 People in the creative industries tend to dress down – that means dress casually – you
0:44 know jeans and t-shirts.
0:46 Yes.
0:48 Then there's the whole question of what to wear to an interview.
0:51 I reckon if you put on something smart you can't go far wrong.
0:55 Yes.
0:56 But the meaning of clothes goes far deeper than what you should or shouldn't wear in
1:00 the workplace, Will.
1:01 It can really influence what people think of us.
1:04 Now, rightly or wrongly, they can make snap judgements - or quick decisions - about us.
1:09 Yes, you're right.
1:11 It's a cultural issue.
1:12 It's about how we see ourselves, too.
1:15 Now, take the sari.
1:17 It's been around for centuries and is still the main form of dress for millions of women
1:21 in the Indian subcontinent.
1:24 That's that very long garment with all those amazing colours and designs, isn't it?
1:29 It always looks so elegant.
1:30 Yes, it does.
1:32 So Will, can you answer this question: what is the maximum length of a sari?
1:37 Is it ... a) 12 metres
1:39 b) 9 metres or c) 7 metres
1:43 Surely it can't be 12 metres long!
1:47 I'm going to say 9 metres.
1:49 Okay.
1:50 Well, we'll find out if you're right or wrong later on.
1:54 But now let's listen to Dr Shahidha Bari talking about the sari.
1:59 She uses a word that means "covered".
2:02 Can you hear what it is?
2:06 Saris encircle the waist, are often pleated and then swept across the upper body with
2:11 folds and fabric draped over the shoulder or veiling the head.
2:14 There are more than 80 different ways of wearing a sari and they've been worn in the Indian
2:19 subcontinent since the first millennium.
2:22 It's a garment woven into the histories of the countries from which it comes.
2:28 So draped means "covered".
2:32 Then she used the word garment.
2:34 That's another word for a piece of clothing.
2:37 And then she said there are 80 ways of wearing a sari, Rob.
2:41 Amazing!
2:42 It is, isn't it?
2:44 Some Asian women in the West wear saris just for ceremonial occasions – that means special
2:49 events like weddings.
2:50 I suppose, in a sense, it's not that practical for day-to-day use.
2:55 But it certainly makes a beautiful splash of colour – or a display of colour - when
3:00 they do wear it.
3:01 What she said has got me thinking about English traditional dress.
3:04 And, to be honest, Rob, I can't recall anything off the top of my head.
3:09 Off the top of your head, Will?
3:11 That's because you're not wearing a hat.
3:13 Don't be ridiculous, Rob.
3:14 Off the top of my head.
3:17 It's an idiom and it means I can't think of anything immediately.
3:21 Yes, Will.
3:22 I do know that actually.
3:23 It was my attempt at a joke.
3:25 But you're right: the British dress sense has become a bit samey (it looks the same)
3:31 – apart from the fashion industry, which is highly regarded throughout the world.
3:35 Well, you wouldn't catch me wearing most of the men's gear you see on the catwalk.
3:39 But, seriously, Will, clothes are undoubtedly an important business.
3:45 Let's listen to Dr Shahidha Bari again as she reflects on her mother's use of the sari.
3:51 And yet the sari makes me feel safe too because I associate it with her body and the world
3:59 she made for me.
4:01 And now, as I struggle to keep hold of the sari, the rituals and the memories around
4:06 it, I fear losing the world it signifies – and her, too.
4:14 She talked about the way she struggles - that means she finds it difficult - to make the
4:18 sari important in her life.
4:20 And she uses the word signifies, which means giving the meaning of something.
4:25 The sari obviously has an emotional attachment for her.
4:30 And when you think just how much money people spend on clothes, it shows how vital it is.
4:35 And let's not forget football shirts, Will.
4:38 Fans want to be seen in their team's latest shirt design, don't they?
4:42 I know I do.
4:43 By the way, what team do you support, Rob?
4:45 Ah, well, it's Chelsea, of course.
4:47 Come on, you Blues.
4:48 What about you, Will?
4:51 Tottenham Hotspur.
4:52 Never mind, someone has to.
4:54 Now, remember at the beginning of the show I asked you: what is the maximum length of
4:59 a sari?
5:00 Is it ... a) 12 metres
5:03 b) 9 metres or c) 7 metres
5:06 Yes.
5:07 And I said 9 metres.
5:08 Well, you know your saris well because that is the right answer.
5:11 Well done!
5:12 Now, before we go, it's time to remind ourselves of some of the vocabulary that we've heard
5:17 today.
5:18 Will.
5:19 scruffy out of place
5:25 dress down make snap judgements
5:30 draped garment
5:35 ceremonial occasions splash of colour
5:40 off the top of my head struggle
5:45 signifies Thank you, Will.

Do you like...? What's it like? Learn English with Simple English Videos

source: Simple English Videos   2015年6月16日
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Classroom vocabulary and expressions

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2011年11月14日
http://www.engvid.com May I go to the bathroom? May I be excused? Were you absent? Learn basic classroom English from a native speaker! You'll learn the difference between an exam and a test, as well as lots of common and important vocabulary and expressions. Then take the quiz athttp://www.engvid.com/classroom-vocab... !

Soon and Early - Confusing English Words

source: Twominute English     2013年9月15日
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0:00 Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:06 In this lesson, we will learn how to use ‘soon’ and ‘early’ in different contexts.
0:17 Hello, everybody! Today we’ll see how to use ‘soon’ and ‘early’. They both refer to moments in time.
0:25 Do we use them in the same way?
0:28 No. The word ‘soon’ refers to the near future.
0:32 When your mother says she will call you soon, it means that a short period of time will pass before she calls you.
0:38 I see. Sometimes, people say ‘as soon as possible’. What does that mean?
0:45 It means that something has to happen promptly, without hesitation.
0:51 Can we say that ‘soon’ means something will happen after a minute or a specific period of time?
0:58 No. Remember that time is relative.
1:02 Ok. So, if I say I’ll have dinner soon, it’s different than if I say that someone will have a baby soon.
1:12 Right! Having dinner soon could be 15 or 30 minutes. Having a baby soon could be one or two weeks, maybe a month.
1:21 And how do we use ‘early’?
1:24 Well, ‘early’ means something will happen near the beginning of a series, period of time, or course of events.
1:32 Oh, I get it. My family usually travels to the South early in the winter.
1:39 Right. And it can also mean ‘before the expected or usual time’. My class begins at 8am, I arrive at 7:45am. That means I arrive early.
1:51 Let’s take a look at some examples.
2:00 Hello. Dr. Norbert’s office. This is Denise.
2:04 Good morning, Denise. My name is Megan Roth, and I’m Dr. Norbert’s patient. I’d like to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
2:13 Let me see…Megan Roth, here you are. How does Tuesday sound?
2:19 Perfect! Can I schedule for early in the morning?
2:23 Well, the earliest free time we have is 10am.
2:26 Ok…if I arrive early and someone cancels, can the doctor see me earlier than 10?
2:33 Yes. If you are here waiting and we have a no-show or cancellation, the doctor will see you earlier.
2:46 Hi, Megan. Mr. Curtis wants to see you as soon as you finish the weekly financial report.
2:53 Good morning, Denise. I’m still working on it, but it’ll be ready soon.
2:57 Do you know how soon? He seemed nervous.
3:00 About 30 minutes…
3:03 I think that’ll be Ok.
3:06 If you help me, we can finish sooner.
3:09 No problem. What do you need? I’ll give you a hand.
3:16 I’d like to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
3:24 Can I schedule for early in the morning?
3:31 My family usually travels to the South early in the winter.
3:42 I’m still working on it, but it’ll be ready soon.
3:50 Do you know how soon?

# Relevant grammar videos: adverbs of place & time

Cycling in London

source: Crown Academy of English    2015年7月1日
This English listening exercise is based on a story about cycling in London.
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Idioms in English: 'Bird'

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2008年12月20日
http://www.engVid.com/ There are a lot of idioms in English that use the word 'bird'. That's pretty strange, right? Well, some of these idioms are my favourites in English, and in this lesson, I'll teach them to you.

Common Errors in English: Difference between SO, VERY, and A LOT

source: Espresso English    2012年11月4日
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6 ways to use the verb 'GO' in English

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2012年2月27日
http://www.engvid.com "Go to", "go on", "go for"? Rebecca explains which preposition to use with this very common English verb in this grammar lesson for beginners. Go take a quiz on the lesson at http://www.engvid.com/6-ways-to-use-go/