Learn 5 Expressions Related to TIME with JenniferESL

source: JenniferESL    2016年11月17日
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0:01 Do you have the time? VS. Do you have some time?
0:47 Lesson title
0:54 For the time being
1:24 From time to time
2:04 Time and time again
2:53 At the time
3:44 Half the time
5:08 Review
6:21 Lesson ending and links
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Talking about your Company (925 English Conversation Lesson 6)

source: Business English Pod     2016年11月19日
Learn Business English for talking about your company. Download this English lesson at: https://www.businessenglishpod.com/ca...
In our last two 925 English lessons, we looked at how to talk about your job and your work. Today we’re going to learn how to talk about your company.
Any time you talk about your work, you’re probably also going to talk about your company. So what exactly do we talk about? What are the important aspects of your company that might be interesting to people?

Phrasal verbs with TO

source: MrSkypelessons     2016年11月18日
Here is an English lesson on some of the most common phrasal verbs which contain the preposition TO. Answer the following questions:

1) What did you get up to last weekend?
2) What's the next date you are looking forward to, and why?
3) What do you put the problem of homelessness down to?
4) At what age did you face up to your responsibilities?
5) Which celebrities do you look up to?
6) When do you think you'll get around to finishing your homework?
7) Does it get to you when people don't stick to their deadlines?
8) Who do you turn to for advice?

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How to change a fight into a discussion

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2016年11月18日
Stop fighting and start talking! We all get into arguments; usually, it's with the people we care about the most. In this lesson, you will learn how to relax someone who's angry, and how to express your feelings in a productive way. That's right. You can end most fights by following the simple advice that I will share with you here. This is an English lesson, but you're also going to improve your relationship and social skills. I'll teach you vocabulary and expressions in English that you can use to start having meaningful conversations. Furthermore, you'll learn a little psychology, to make you a better communicator.
Watch these videos next:
1. How to criticize and compliment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZzLl...
2. How to say NO! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q12zg...
3. How to STEAL a conversation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl3pd...
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English in a Minute: Break the Ice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年11月19日
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

BBC 6 Minute English | THE STORY BEHIND COFFEE | English CC | Daily List...

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月12日

0:06 In this programme we're going to be talking about coffee.
0:10 Coffee?
0:11 I've actually got one here in front of me, Rob.
0:15 What kind of coffee are you drinking?
0:17 It's a skinny latte.
0:19 And what's that that you've got?
0:22 I've gone for a flat white today.
0:24 (Sound of sipping) Mmm.
0:25 That tastes good.
0:26 Looks good too!
0:28 The market for the world's most popular drink has come a long way since the days of instant
0:33 coffee, when we just added boiling water to some brown powder.
0:37 Yes, that's very true, Neil.
0:39 After that came the giants like Starbucks and Costa Coffee who made coffee drinking
0:44 trendy and a lifestyle statement.
0:48 People are far more aware of what they're drinking these days.
0:50 But Rob, I don't think we should forget what lies behind the coffee we enjoy every day.
0:57 It's a hugely complicated business.
0:59 Yes, it's the second biggest commodity in the world, after oil.
1:03 That means the price of coffee is changing every day, every hour even, as traders speculate
1:09 about the price.
1:11 It means farmers in countries like Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Brazil are dependent on the
1:17 deals that are made in commodity markets thousands of miles from their farms.
1:22 It makes them extremely vulnerable.
1:25 Let's listen to food journalist Sheila Dillon as she explains the impact of coffee markets
1:31 on local growers.
1:33 She uses an expression that means "has a big effect".
1:37 Can you tell me what it is?
1:38 What happens in the coffee markets makes waves around the globe.
1:42 Entire national economies depend on the price of coffee.
1:46 It's the key to whether individual farmers canprovide for their families, face unemployment
1:52 and ultimately whether whole communities stay on the land or trek to the cities.
1:57 She said "makes waves".
2:00 This means "have a big effect".
2:02 She also used the expression "provide for" their families.
2:06 This means the farmer's family have enough income to live comfortably.
2:10 Good.
2:11 Right.
2:12 So what about our quiz question today?
2:14 Neil do you know many cups of coffee are drunk worldwide each year?
2:19 Is it: a) 38 billion
2:20 b) 400 billion c) 950 billion
2:25 Well, it's going to be a huge number, of course.
2:29 But I still think I'll go for the lowest figure, which is 38 billion.
2:34 Well, we'll see if you got the right answer at the end of the programme.
2:38 Now, the price of coffee has soared – that means gone up quickly – in recent years,
2:44 Rob.
2:45 Surely that's good for everyone involved in the business?
2:47 I believe the profit margins for coffee are among the highest in the world.
2:52 I can't see what all the fuss is about.
2:54 Well, Neil, just because the price is high, it doesn't mean that everyone benefits.
3:00 It all depends on how the profits are distributed.
3:04 You see there are countless transactions between the grower and the drinker.
3:07 A grower can have a really good crop, but the amount he makes stays the same – or
3:12 can even fall.
3:13 Mmm, I see the problem.
3:15 I expect most of the profits go to the commodity traders and very little to the individual
3:20 growers of the bean.
3:23 It sounds like the growers have no control.
3:25 That's what happens in other agricultural sectors.
3:28 I'm afraid so.
3:29 Of course, some people are trying to distribute the profits more widely and they have been
3:33 having some success.
3:35 Yes, I heard about some small-scale projects where the company takes charge of the whole
3:40 process from field to shop.
3:42 Yes, these organisations tend to farm organically.
3:46 This is very labour intensive – that means a lot of people are employed – and it creates
3:51 a lot of jobs for people within the local community.
3:55 In this way they are not victims of market fluctuations.
3:59 Let's listen to Leo Virmani, who runs a small plantation like this in Costa Rica.
4:04 What's the verb he uses for putting the coffee in a box before selling it?
4:09 For our plantation, the approach we have is to go through every step of the way - every
4:15 step of the process - so that we grow it, we pick it, and we process it in the mill.
4:21 Then eventually we'll roast it, we'll package it, and we'll sell it as the small plantation
4:26 we are.
4:27 And that would allow us to stay or be profitable at the end of the day.
4:32 So, he used the verb "package", which means "put a product in a packet or box before selling"
4:38 it.
4:39 And he said his community can stay "profitable" – this means they can always maintain profits
4:45 – or make money.
4:46 Well, it's good to know that small growers can live reasonably comfortably despite what
4:51 the world markets are doing.
4:53 The next time I grab a takeaway coffee I'll try to remember all the politics involved
4:58 in the production process.
4:59 Yes, me too.
5:01 So, shall we have the answer to the quiz question now?
5:04 Yes.
5:05 You asked me how many cups of coffee are drunk worldwide each year – 38 billion, 400 billion
5:12 or 950 billion.
5:13 And I guessed 38 billion.
5:17 I'm afraid you're wrong – the answer is actually 400 billion.
5:21 No way.That's incredible.
5:23 Yes, it's an extraordinary statistic.
5:25 Well, we're almost out of time.
5:27 So, let's remind ourselves of some of the words we've said today, Neil.
5:32 commodity speculate
5:35 fluctuations vulnerable
5:40 make waves provides for
5:45 labour intensive package
5:50 profitable. Well, that's it for today.

Understanding in Business Meetings

source: Simple English Videos     2015年7月14日
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Pronunciation - Words starting with B (bird, beard, bear, bare...)

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!   2009年2月15日
http://www.engvid.com/ This lesson will be very useful for all learners of English -- especially Spanish speakers! I go through the pronunciation of beer, bird, beard, and bear -- all of which are difficult to master! You can do a quiz based on this lesson at http://www.engVid.com/

Living habits (English listening comprehension)

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年1月24日
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Hiring a Lawyer - English for courtroom - Legal terminology

source: Twominute English     2013年8月3日
Sooner or later everyone has a brush with the law and it is very important to communicate effectively with your lawyer to get good quality legal assistance. In this lesson we will see some phrases that you can use when communicating with your lawyer.
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0:06 In this lesson we are going to hire a lawyer.
0:16 Hello. Is this Duke & Smith Law Firm?
0:20 Yes. You are speaking to attorney George Duke.
0:23 Mr. Duke, I am Lizzy Rodhes. I was driving on 76 Maple Street today and I got a ticket for a U-turn.I want to contest it in court.
0:35 What’s your view about the ticket?
0:37 There was no sign where I turned. There’s no way I could have known.
0:44 Did you check the area?
0:46 Yes, after the officer booked me, I got down and had a careful look, but he just wouldn't listen.
0:55 Ms. Rodhes, come over the office and bring us the ticket. We’ll make sure the charge is reversed.
1:07 Hello Mr. Evans. I am attorney Nathan Wells.
1:11 Mr. Nathan, how many cases of this type have you handled?
1:15 Trespassing is a minor misdemeanor. You will only have to pay a fine.
1:20 How long will it take for this case to be resolved?
1:23 If you tell the judge you made a mistake and apologize it will be over fast.
1:29 Yeah. I didn’t destroy any property. I can apologize. How much will it cost me?
1:36 Maybe $300.
1:43 So, Mr. Duke. What are your specializations?
1:50 I’ve specialized in IP and business law from Washington College of Law.
1:55 I’m in the right place then!
1:58 Yes you are. However, we work only on contract basis.
2:02 How does that work?
2:04 If I take you up as a client, you will have to make a commitment to use me as your counsel for all your legal business affairs.
2:12 I have no problem with that!
2:16 Alright Ma’am. Let’s check out the documents you’ll need.
2:25 How are you Mr. Evans?
2:27 Not so fine Mr. Nathan. Can you help me to get my disability claim?
2:32 Yes I can! Your case is very strong.
2:37 That’s fine but how much time you would need?
2:41 I’ll have to check the details.
2:44 And what’s the fee?
2:46 Nothing up front, but 25% of the money you will receive.
2:51 That much? A lot of my money will go to your fee, Mr. Nathan.
2:57 Hmm... Mr Evans. . For you maybe I can make it 20%. I want to help you.
3:06 Is this Duke’s Law Firm?
3:13 How many cases of this type have you handled?
3:21 How long will it take for this case to be resolved?
3:30 How much will it cost me?
3:38 May I know please know your areas of specializations?
3:50 Can you help me to get my disability claim?
3:59 That’s fine but how much time you would need?
4:10 And what’s the fee?

English Idioms - BOOT

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2011年3月4日
http://www.engvid.com/ This class will teach idioms that use the word 'boot' to talk about basic training, being very scared, and getting fired. What are you waiting for? Lace up your boots and start watching, then take the free quiz at http://www.engvid.com/english-idioms-...

How to politely end a conversation without being rude?

source: Learn English with Let's Talk      2014年5月21日
Like common sense, courtesy is not as important as it once was. Nevertheless, gentle and polite social behavior remains a part of getting along with others. And even when a conversation is interesting, you sometimes have to end it before the other person is ready. Here are some ways to end or depart a conversation gracefully.

1. Body Language -
Carefully observe body language.Signs the other person is ready to leave include a wandering gaze, a small step away from you, and increasingly shorter responses to what you say. Other behavior telling you they want to go are putting things in a bag or putting on a jacket or sweater.

2. Pause -
Wait for a pause and offer a handshake.As the other responds, say, "It was great talking with you" or "I have a few more things to do but I enjoyed our conversation. See you later."

3. Apologize but be firm -
Offer an apology."I don't want to keep you any longer/I can see you're busy, but it was good to see you."

4. Appreciate -
Say you have to leave. You can say, "I'm sorry but I have some things I have to get done today." Remain polite but firm.

5. Smile and say goodbye.
This will communicate you're friendly. You could add something about being happy you've had a chance to talk.

6. Suggest.
If you want to see the other person again, suggest meeting in the near future. Be specific. "How about next Wednesday morning?" is better than "We'll have to get together soon."

English Pronunciation Exercises with Minimal Pairs: Vowels

source: Espresso English     2012年10月30日
Minimal pairs are two words whose pronunciation is different by only one sound. Practice your pronunciation of similar English words with minimal pairs exercises.

Understanding Medicine Labels

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2011年12月10日
http://www.engvid.com/ Learn important vocabulary that's not taught in classrooms or textbooks. Take medicine safely by learning how to read the labels and instructions. You will learn the vocabulary you need to understand medicine labels correctly, and I'll also teach you some related medical words and terms in English. After the lesson, test your understanding by taking the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/practical-engli...