What to do about fake news articles?

source: Espresso English      2016年11月16日
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1. in the wake of
2. under fire
3. misleading
4. reluctant
5. neutral
6. critics
7. bar
8. play down

English @ the Movies: 'The Cost of Doing Business'

source: VOA Learning English    2016年11月18日
Our English @ the Movies phrase today is "the cost of doing business." The movie is "The Accountant." It is about a man who is helping criminals with their finances. Watch our story so you can find out what "the cost of doing business" means.
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Expressing Likes and Dislikes | English Speaking Practice | Speak Englis...

source: Mark Kulek    2016年11月16日
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CNN Student News with subtitles - November 21, 2016 | Black Friday Deals & Sales | How ...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月20日
The growing problem of "fake news", the landslides occurring in New Zealand, America's newest weather satellite, and Black Friday sales are all explored today.
How to avoid "fake news", how a farmer rescued his cows after the ground collapsed around them, and how a new satellite could change the way we see weather: These are three of the topics we're covering today. The past, present and future of Black Friday sales are also explored.
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Talking About Tea and Coffee and What I Have First Thing in the Morning

source: To Fluency     2016年11月18日
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BBC 6 Minute English | THE SUN | English CC | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2016年10月12日

0:05 Hello, Neil, and what a glorious sunny day it is today.
0:07 Not a cloud in the sky!
0:09 Spring is definitely here!
0:10 Now, Neil, you’re a bit of a sun worshipper, aren’t you?
0:14 You like sunbathing…
0:15 I do indeed!
0:16 I love sitting in my deckchair in the garden, catching some rays…
0:20 Hmm, yes, you look a bit orange actually.
0:22 Are you sure that tan's not fake?
0:24 Very cheeky, Rob, very cheeky…
0:26 Now the reason I mentioned sunbathing is because we’re discussing the sun in this programme.
0:31 Yes, that’s right.
0:32 The sun is our nearest star – although it’s a staggering 150 million kilometres away.
0:40 Earth is one of nine planets that orbit – or circle around – the sun.
0:44 And life on Earth couldn’t exist without its warmth and light.
0:49 And we should mention… the sun is absolutely massive.
0:53 Its volume is so large you could fit a million Earths inside it.
0:58 That’s amazing!
1:00 It’s also incredibly hot.
1:03 Hotter than anything you could imagine.
1:05 So Neil, can you answer this question: How hot is the surface of the sun?
1:11 Now I’ll help you out by telling you that the sun’s core – that’s the centre – is
1:16 a blistering five million degrees Celsius.
1:20 But how hot is the sun’s surface?
1:23 Is it ... a) 1.5 billion degrees Celsius
1:26 b) 1.5 million degrees Celsius or c) 5500 degrees Celsius
1:33 Hmm.
1:34 I have no idea.
1:36 They all sound quite warm to me.
1:38 But … I think it must be a bit cooler than the core.
1:42 So I’m going to go for 1.5 million degrees.
1:46 Okay.
1:47 Well, we'll find out if you're right or wrong later on.
1:50 But now let’s listen to Professor of Solar Physics Louise Harra to discover what the
1:56 sun is made of.
1:58 It’s just a big ball of gas.
2:01 And we measure it… it’s made mostly of hydrogen.
2:04 So it’s roughly 90% hydrogen, it’s maybe 8% helium, and the rest of it’s made up
2:10 of things like iron, carbon, oxygen, nickel.
2:14 So the main gas is hydrogen, which accounts for 90% of the sun’s matter.
2:20 Now, 'matter' means what something is made of.
2:24 And hydrogen creates all the sun’s energy.
2:28 Heat and light energy is created all the time in the sun’s core as a result of gas explosions
2:33 or nuclear reactions.
2:36 And this bit is hard to believe – it takes a hundred thousand years for this light energy
2:42 to travel from the sun’s core to the sun’s surface.
2:45 But once it reaches the sun’s surface – the photosphere – it can escape.
2:51 In fact, it takes only eight minutes for light energy from the sun to reach the Earth.
2:56 Scientists these days are able to see the photosphere in fantastic detail using powerful
3:03 telescopes.
3:04 Though Galileo observed dark spots on the sun through his telescope several hundred
3:08 Which brings us on to another question: How old is the sun?
3:13 Well, I happen to know that it came into being around four and a half billion years ago.
3:20 Did you study solar physics at university, Neil?
3:22 No, just… you know, just general knowledge.
3:25 Well, the sun came into being – or was created – a very long time ago!
3:30 We’re going to hear now from Professor of Physics, Yvonne Elseworth.
3:34 What does she say about how long the sun is going to stay the same?
3:39 In terms of its current lifestyle it’s here for as long again, so we’re about half way
3:44 through.
3:45 And then it becomes a different sort of star – it becomes a giant star and that’s probably
3:49 curtains for us, actually.
3:51 It’ll get a bit warm, a bit toasty, and we’ll get enveloped in the sun, and it won’t
3:57 be nice...
3:58 So the sun is going to stay the same for another four and a half billion years.
4:04 But the professor also says that the sun will change.
4:08 When it becomes a giant star, it will becurtains for our planet – and ‘curtains’ means
4:14 the end, I’m afraid!
4:16 Yes, it does.
4:17 And as a giant star, the sun will get hotter – it will make the Earth toasty.
4:22 Now, toasty usually means hot in a nice way.
4:25 That’s right – for example, my toes are warm and toasty in my new slippers.
4:30 But in reality the giant sun will make the Earth unbearably hot.
4:36 It will surround – or envelop – our planet and burn it up.
4:40 Well, I’m glad we’re not going to be around when that happens.
4:44 Now, remember at the beginning of the show I asked you how hot the sun’s surface is?
4:51 Is it a) 1.5 billion b) 1.5 million or c) 5500 degrees Celsius?
4:59 And I said 1.5 million…
5:01 It’s way too hot, I’m afraid you were wrong.
5:03 The answer is actually 5500 degrees Celsius.
5:08 But still, if you’re planning on visiting the sun, remember to take your sunglasses
5:12 and plenty of sunscreen!
5:14 Now, before we go, it’s time to remind ourselves of some of the vocabulary that we’ve heard
5:20 today.
5:21 Neil.
5:22 orbit massive
5:27 core energy
5:30 matter photosphere
5:38 come into being curtains for something
5:45 toasty envelop

Sympathetic and Nice

source: Simple English Videos 2015年7月21日
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Borrow, Lend, Rent, Use

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! 2009年3月2日
http://www.engvid.com/ This lesson teaches you how to these words properly in English: borrow, lend, rent, and use. Students often confuse these words. I explain which word to use where!

Vegetables names in English

source: Twominute English    2013年8月2日
Do you know the name of your favorite vegetable in English? In this fun lesson we will learn the names of several popular vegetables in the English language.
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0:16 Beetroot has lots of vitamins
0:30 Broccoli is very good for health
0:43 Cabbage is used in salads and sandwiches.
0:57 Rabbits love to eat Carrots.
1:11 Cucumber is great in salad
1:23 People make French fries using Potatoes.
1:36 Garlic is used in breads and pizza sauce
1:50 Ginger tea is delicious! Yum...
2:04 Green chillies are very spicy
2:18 Mushrooms are shaped like an umbrella
2:31 Cutting onions brings tears to your eyes.
2:45 We carve faces in pumpkins on halloween
2:59 Radish is used to make salads and curries
3:14 Chilly sauce is made from red chillies
3:27 Spinach makes you strong and tall
3:42 Spring Onions are used in Chinese fried rice
3:53 This is Sweet Corn Cob
3:57 Steamed sweet corn is very healthy
4:11 Sweet potatoes are yummy when roasted
4:24 Tomato ketchup is made using tomatoes.

Grammar Mistakes - GROW or GROW UP?

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2012年9月3日
http://www.engvid.com/ The plant grows or grows up? I grew in Toronto or I grew up in Toronto? Is there a difference between grow and grow up? This lesson will explain what these words mean in English and when we use them, so you won't make this common mistake again. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/grow-or-grow-up/

JECT - eject, object, reject, subject, and more!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2011年4月12日
http://www.engvid.com/ In this lesson I use the vocabulary pyramid lesson to show you different words are built from the root 'JECT' -- words like eject, object, subject, interject, deject, subjected, and more. After you've watched the lesson, take the free quiz at http://www.engvid.com/english-vocabul...

Comparative Idioms in English

source: Espresso English    2012年10月30日
Learn idiomatic expressions in English that emphasize a particular quality of a person or thing by comparing it to something else, such as "As light as a feather."