CNN Student News with subtitles - November 18, 2016 | Japan's Shinzo Abe on US mission ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles      2016年11月17日
U.S. Congress: Some Things Change, Some Stay the Same; Japan`s Leader Meets with the U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump; The History of NAFTA. Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has become the first foreign leader to meet US President-elect Donald Trump.
This Friday, learn about some upcoming changes in the U.S. Congress. CNN Student News also examine the significance of a meeting between the U.S. president-elect and the Japanese prime minister. And we explain the history of NAFTA, why the international agreement is controversial, and how its results have been mixed.
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CNN Student News with subtitles - November 17, 2016 | Wildfires in the U.S. Southeast a...

source: NEWS with Subtitles    2016年11月16日
Featured today: reports on blood pressure and air quality, a call for noisier cars, and the history of the keyboard.
Our health coverage brings you an explanation of how wildfires in the U.S. Southeast have impacted the region's air quality. A government requirement that electric cars make more noise and a look at the history of the QWERTY keyboard round out our program.
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Nice to meet you or nice to see you? What’s the difference? English lesson

source: Neil Collins     2016年11月16日
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2-Word Expressions in English (Say MORE with LESS)

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2016年11月16日
My pleasure. Allow me. Well done! Upgrade your English conversation skills easily and quickly with two-word expressions like these, used by native speakers every day. Today I'll teach you ten short expressions that you can learn quickly. The best part is that they are easy, and can be used in any situation – formal or informal; business, social, or academic. You'll learn how to give compliments, make suggestions, give warnings, and show agreement with your friends, co-workers, and strangers. Improve your conversation skills by saying more with less!
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1. Well done!
2. Well said!
3. My please.
4. Allow me.
5. Help yourself.
6. Watch out!
7. After you.
8. No problem.
9. Take care!
10. Will do.


source: LearnAmericanEnglishOnline    2016年11月17日
An English teacher explains how the word "never" is used.

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Eavesdropping Conversation - Listen and Hear

source: Simple English Videos    2016年11月15日
To eavesdrop means to listen secretly to what other people are saying. Jay is trying to hear Kathy's conversation when Vicki comes by and takes over. This video is part of a larger project we are working on about the verbs listen and hear.
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Unwanted gifts from parents to children (Learn English from the News)

source: Espresso English   
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1. retire
2. downsize
3. get rid of clutter
4. antique / heirloom / knick-knack
5. take a pass
6. outdated
7. junk

BBC 6 Minute English | THE PROMS | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月11日

0:06 Now, Neil, are you doing anything interesting tonight?
0:09 Well, I was thinking of popping down to - that means visiting - my local pub to catch a band.
0:17 What about you?
0:18 Well, my wife and I have got tickets for the Proms tonight.
0:22 The Proms?
0:23 You mean that ceremony for high school leavers?
0:27 I thought you left school decades ago, Finn.
0:30 Ah yes, very funny, Neil.
0:32 Actually, yeah, it was almost two decades ago.
0:35 Anyway, the Proms I'm talking about have nothing to do with that.
0:40 These Proms, or as they're also known, the BBC Proms, are the biggest classical music
0:46 festival in the world, and they're held in London every summer.
0:49 Ah, yes, of course I know the Proms.
0:52 And I've even watched the Last Night of the Proms with all those waving flags and the
0:57 patriotic singing by the audience.
1:00 Not really my thing.
1:01 I know what you mean, but you shouldn't judge the Proms by the concert on the last night,
1:06 Neil.
1:07 It's not really typical.
1:08 Although it is watched by millions of people around the world.
1:11 And you know, the Proms is also a very old festival... but, how old, Neil?
1:16 Is it: a) 57 years?
1:18 b) 84 years?
1:19 c) 120 years old?
1:21 Well, I don't know, so I'm going to guess and say 84 years.
1:30 OK.
1:31 Well, we'll find out the answer to that question later.
1:33 OK.
1:34 So, come on then Finn, sell the Proms to me.
1:37 What is it that I'm missing?
1:39 Well, rather a lot, actually.
1:41 It's not stuck-up - that means a bit superior - in fact, I think there's something for everyone.
1:47 For example, you might hear something like this...
1:58 Wow!
2:06 That was pretty dramatic.
2:07 It really grips you, doesn't it?
2:10 What was it?
2:11 Well, that was from the first movement of Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony.
2:16 And at the end you would hear the Prommers showing their appreciation by cheering and
2:21 clapping.
2:22 Right, so it's almost like Glastonbury, then!
2:26 So that's the point you're making, is it - the Proms make classical music accessible to everyone.
2:32 But who are these Prommers?
2:34 Ah, well for an answer to that, let's hear from the Director of the BBC Proms, Edward
2:40 Blakeman.
2:41 So the Prommers, are quite literally the people who stand to listen to the concerts.
2:46 And there is space for about 800 people, right in the middle of the hall.
2:51 And this is a long tradition, back, going through the Proms.
2:54 And it's wonderful because it costs very little, and it means that almost anyone can afford
3:00 to come to the Proms.
3:01 So it is a wonderful place for all sorts of people to meet together, and by the way, it's
3:06 the best place in the hall to hear the music.
3:09 Now, the hall that he's talking about is the Royal Albert Hall in London - and the Prommers
3:15 are the people who come and stand as they listen to the music.
3:19 You know, Neil, it's only £5 a ticket.
3:22 Right, so you stand?
3:24 That sounds like a proper gig.
3:26 I think I might just give it a go, Finn.
3:28 So, you've been trying to persuade me that it's quite informal.
3:31 But, at the same time you do get all those big, fancy classical music names, don't you?
3:37 You do, absolutely.
3:38 The top soloists - whether that's on the piano, the violin or any other instrument, or singing
3:45 - they all perform at the Proms.
3:47 As do very big orchestras.
3:50 And I believe the BBC commissions new works from time to time.
3:54 I was even told about rock musicians playing there.
3:57 Can that be right, Finn?
3:58 Well, yes Neil.
3:59 That's actually true.
4:01 The whole range of music is becoming wider year by year.
4:05 They also screen concerts to other cities, they hold lunchtime and children's concerts,
4:12 they even play Indian classical music, like this type of thing...
4:18 What, playing sitars (and tablas) at the Proms?
4:24 Yes.
4:25 But the core of the eight-week festival is devoted to the heavyweight composers of the
4:30 last 400 years - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and so on.
4:38 Let me play you another extract of that Tchaikovsky symphony now Neil.
4:42 Tell me what you think of this.
4:50 Now, that was totally different.
5:06 Much slower and quite sad.
5:09 Yes, every symphony, concerto, or sonata will have a slow movement and it will often be
5:17 deeply emotional.
5:18 Well, you can't beat live music.
5:20 So, I must get going.
5:22 Oh yeah?
5:23 Are you off to see that gig at the pub, Neil?
5:25 Actually, yes.
5:26 Or, you know what?
5:28 I might go and catch a Prom after all.
5:30 OK.
5:31 Well, before you hurry off, I have to give you the answer to the quiz.
5:35 I asked how many years has the BBC Proms been going?
5:39 And I said 84.
5:41 And I'm sorry, Neil.
5:43 That's the wrong answer.
5:44 Oh no.
5:45 The correct answer was actually 120 years.

Come, Go, Bring, Take, Fetch, Get: Learn English with Simple English Videos

source: Simple English Videos    2015年7月7日
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British & American English: Food Vocabulary

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!   2012年6月19日 Crisps? Chips? French fries? Cookies or biscuits? Learn the differences between food vocabulary in British and North American English in this simple lesson!

Idiom: Dime a Dozen

source: Twominute English     2013年8月6日
The idiom 'dime a dozen' is used to describe something which is almost worthless and very cheap. The meaning of the idiom 'dime a dozen' is that something is abundant and very common. This English tutorial video will teach you about the meaning and use of the idiom 'dime a dozen'. Let's learn from this video how you can use this idiom in your conversations.
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0:17 Today we'll discuss the idiom 'dime a dozen'.
0:21 When something is ''a dime a dozen'', it means that it's very cheap and common.
0:27 For example, shoes are a dime a dozen in Durban since there are many shoe factories up there.
0:34 Yes, the idiom 'dime a dozen' means that something can be easily acquired.
0:39 For example, low-paying jobs are a dime a dozen but it's hard to find a good one.
0:45 You're right, Luke. When something is a dime a dozen, it means that it is of very little value.
0:51 When something is regular or boring we may refer to it as a dime a dozen too.
0:56 I have a good example for that, zombie movies are a dime a dozen these days.
1:03 I just hate them. Alright, but let's listen to some conversations now.
1:12 What happened, Joe? You look angry and flustered.
1:16 I just met another hoodlum on the bus.
1:19 Yeah, those hoodlums are a dime a dozen nowadays.
1:23 Sometimes I feel like giving them a piece of my mind.
1:27 Okay! Cool down man. You won't win any fights against them!
1:37 Hey Ted? Those paintings look awesome!
1:42 I bought them at the art fair.
1:45 They must've been expensive.
1:47 No way! Watercolors like that are everywhere. They're a dime a dozen.
1:58 Look what I've just found! A Spiderman comic from 1969. Oh! It must worth a lot!
2:06 Sorry Ben, it's a reprint. They reprinted millions of that issue last year.
2:12 So, it's not rare?
2:16 Nope. Those reprints are a dime a dozen.
2:20 What a pitty! For a minute I thought I'd make some good bucks.
2:28 I have a good example for that, zombie movies are a dime a dozen these days.
2:44 Yeah, those hoodlums are a dime a dozen nowadays.
2:55 Watercolors like that are everywhere. They're a dime a dozen.
3:06 Those reprints are a dime a dozen.
3:13 Low-paying jobs are a dime a dozen but it's hard to find a good one.

How to understand native speakers

source: English Lessons with Adam    2016年2月15日
Do you find it hard to understand casual English conversations? It's not your fault! Native speakers don't speak clearly, but you still need to understand them. In daily conversation, we take shortcuts in our speech. This is usually done by "dropping" consonant sounds. In today's video I'll explain why this happens, and how you can improve your understanding of native speaker pronunciation. You'll get to hear some of the most common words and expressions that English speakers drop consonants from so you'll be prepared when you hear them. I'll also teach you strategies to improve your English listening skills and recommend some listening exercises you can do while listening to music and watching movies.

2 Quick Ways to Improve your English

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)   2011年1月26日 In this lesson, you will learn two easy ways to understand, be understood, and to get the information you need when you're in your English classes. Take a free quiz on this lesson to make sure you've understood it fully:

How to use the -ING form of verbs in English

source: Espresso English     2012年11月4日
Did you know that there are at least four different ways to use the -ing form of verbs in English?
#1 -- Use the -ING form of verbs in continuous tenses
#2 -- Use the -ING form when the verb is the subject of the sentence
#3 -- Use the -ING form after prepositions
#4 -- Use the -ING form after specific verbs in English

Who? That? Which?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2011年10月5日 Do you confuse who, that, and which? Learn the difference easily in this short and simple English grammar lesson.
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