Improve Your Vocabulary: 50+ Shades of Colors in English!

source: EnglishLessons4U     2016年11月28日
Are your walls white, or eggshell white? Is your car blue, or electric blue? You already know your basic colors in English, now let's take them to the next level! Today, you'll learn the shades of colors. I'll explain them and you'll get to see them on screen. We mostly take these names from things around us, like foods, drinks, animals, and machines. This video is especially important if you're buying paint, are interested in art, or work in any area of design. It'll also help you communicate more clearly and fluently in English. Listen carefully and you'll ace the quiz! What's your favourite color? Tell me in the comments, and don't just say 'black'!

# red: crimson, wine, geranium, cherry
# black: ebony, onyx, raven, sable, night shade
# purple: lavender, lilac, mauve, violet, amethyst
# orange: cantaloupe, carrot, marigold, tangerine
# green: avocado, lime, chartreuse, jade, kelly, sage
# blue: sapphire, navy, baby, sky, indigo, cobalt, azure
# yellow: amber, blonde, gold, lemon, sunshine
# pink: salmon, rose, blush, peach, coral
# white: frosted, milk/cream, alabaster, pearl

Phrasal verbs with AWAY

source: MrSkypelessons     2016年11月29日
Here is an English lesson on some of the most common phrasal verbs which contain the preposition AWAY. Answer the following questions:

When you are bored on a rainy Sunday, how do you like to while away the hours?
Have you ever whisked off your partner for a romantic weekend? Where did you go?
What kind of expenses chip away at your finances?
Do you think we should do away with any laws? Which ones?
If one of your friends asked you to put them up for a few months, would you turn them away?
Do you tend to shy away from your responsibilities?
If you knew that the Earth was doomed to catastrophe, what would you start to squirrel away?
There are more lessons on my youtube channel, and on my website.

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Talking about 'SEX & PEOPLE' - Advanced English Lesson ( Intermediate ESL)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk 2016年11月25日
In this Advanced English lesson, Ceema is going to teach some new vocabulary relating to sex and people.. Well we have your attention already because of the topic. Um...well the reason why ths English lesson topic is brought up because sex and people a really big deal, right? Well there are some people who indulge in too much of sex, there are some people who indulge in normal to moderate sex and there are some crazy people who indulge in no sex at all. We have certain words that we use to describe such people. There are different kinds of people relating to their sex appetite, so let's look at a few of these words and see how we can apply them.

Easy: This word is used mainly for females. A girl is called easy when she is ready for sex easily. So someone who is open to having sex easily, is called easy.

Tight: also called tight assed. A tight person is inhibited in sexual matters. A person who is conventional and doesn’t given in easily.

Hard to get: A person who pretends that he/she doesn’t want to get involved. They make the other person chase them.

Slut/Whore: A prostitute or a commercial sex worker
Frigid: A person who is sexually unresponsive.

Bang worthy: Someone who is attractive and hot, usually enjoys one night stand.

Man whore: is a guy who sleeps around just like a whore does.

Casanova: A Casanova is a person who is a sweet and a smooth talker. He knows how to charm women to get them in bed.

Boy toy: a person who gives a woman sexual pleasure after her break up.

Sadist: someone who enjoys inflicting pain on others, sometimes in a sexual sense

Cougar: A woman who pursues younger men
Paedophile: A person who likes to indulge in sexual activities with children.

Incest: A person who indulges in sexual relation with close family members.

Kinky: Kinky is used for anything that is unusual and not normal. So, a person with unusual sexual behaviour is called kinky.

CNN Student News - November 29, 2016 | Ohio State University: Attacker k...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年11月28日
An attack at Ohio State University, the Cabinet choices of the U.S. president-elect, and a look at how war could be waged in space are all covered this Tuesday.
Our first stories this Tuesday include an attack at Ohio State University, the Cabinet picks by the U.S. president-elect, and the challenge that the Middle East poses to the U.S. We're also looking at how a war in space could affect people on the ground -- and how the U.S. is on guard against attacks in orbit.
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Student News Anchor: Carl Azuz.

General Talking in English ★ English Speaking Practice For Beginner - Lesson 1.

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年10月19日
General Talking in English ★
Maybe or Perhaps
Thank you
Thanks very much
Thank you very much
You're welcome
Don't mention
Not at all
➤ Saying hello and goodbye
Good morning
Good afternoon
Good evening
See you!
See you soon!
See you later!
Have a nice day!
Have a good weekend!
➤ Getting someone's attention and apologising
Excuse me
No problem
It's OK or that's OK
➤ Making yourself understood
Do you speak English?
I don't speak English
I don't speak much English
I only speak very little English
I speak a little English
Please speak more slowly
Please write it down
Could you please repeat that?
I understand
I don't understand
➤ Other basic phrases
I know
I don't know
Excuse me, where's the toilet?
Excuse me, where's the Gents?
Excuse me, where's the Ladies?
➤ Things you might see
Emergency exit
Occupied or Engaged
Out of order
No smoking
No entry

Sports and the verbs 'play' 'go' and 'do'

source: Simple English Videos    2016年2月9日
Learn the verbs we use with different activities, along with the English names of lots of sports in this video.
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English Vocabulary - Appointments & Reservations

source: EnglishLessons4U    2009年5月31日 How do you make an appointment? This lesson is going to sort out any confusion you have about appointments or reservations.

Idiom 'A Bitter Pill' - Learn English Idioms with Easy Examples

source: Twominute English    2013年7月29日
'A bitter pill' is something which is difficult to accept. If it is 'a bitter pill', it is something which is unpleasant but it is bound to happen or to be accepted. In this English tutorial video you will learn about the meaning and use of this idiom. Let's learn from this video how this idiom is used.
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0:06 Let's learn how to use the idiom 'a bitter pill' in your conversations!
0:17 Linda, let's talk about the idiom 'a bitter pill'.
0:21 This idiom is used to define something which is unpleasant but inevitable.
0:26 That's right. It is something which must be accepted even if it is not going to be a good experience, or may cause grief.
0:34 The news of our defeat for instance, will be a bitter pill for our sports teacher.
0:40 Absolutely! 'A bitter pill' defines disappointment or humiliation.
0:45 Here's another example: it's a bitter pill for Peter that he hasn't been selected for the scholarship.
0:51 Poor Peter! We can also use the idiom as 'a bitter pill to swallow'.
0:57 ''A bitter pill'' is something which is hard to accept, which is difficult to endure.
1:03 You are correct. For me it'll be a bitter pill to swallow, if I cannot get admitted to St. Peters.
1:10 Hmmm...but if you move to Detroit, your mom and dad will be all alone at home. It'll be a bitter pill to swallow for them if you go away.
1:21 I have no worries about that.
1:24 My elder brother and sister-in-law are moving here from San Francisco for good!
1:29 Great news!
1:31 Yes Linda, it'll surely help me. Let's listen to some conversations now.
1:41 The environmental organisation has sued us, Wesley.
1:45 That's what I was afraid of; I warned Gary not to dump the debris in the lake.
1:50 We might lose our registration status with the Chamber of Commerce.
1:54 It's a bitter pill but that was inevitable. The chairman should've listened to me.
2:03 Hi Vera, where's your new car?
2:06 Oh! Don't even ask. My son drove it last night and hit a lamp post. It will cost me $3000 to have it fixed.
2:15 Wow! This gotta be a bitter pill to swallow!
2:19 Sure it is. Now I have to work overtime to come up with the money.
2:32 Linda, have you heard about the factory?
2:35 I heard they will shut down two plants.
2:39 Yes, including the one in our town. Many people will be laid off.
2:45 Wow, that's a bitter pill to swallow!
2:49 Especially if we're two of the unemployed!
2:53 We better get back to work and stay alert! I don't want to be chosen for the lay-offs.
2:59 Let's go!
3:05 The news of our defeat for instance, will be a bitter pill for our sports teacher.
3:18 It'll be a bitter pill to swallow for them if you go away.
3:28 It's a bitter pill but that was inevitable.
3:34 Wow! This gotta be a bitter pill to swallow!
3:43 It's a bitter pill for Peter that he hasn't been selected for the scholarship
3:55 Wow, that's a bitter pill to swallow!

Common English mistakes | They're, there and their

source: Crown Academy of English     2015年8月9日
Common mistakes in English are often made with the words "they're", "there" and "their". These words are difficult because they are all pronounced the same but they have different spellings and meanings. They are homophones.
"they're" is the contracted form of "they are".
"there" is an adverb of place and also an introducing subject.
Finally "their" is a possessive adjective used to describe who owns something.

There are some English exercises at the end of the video to test your understanding.
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3 common conversation mistakes

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2012年8月1日 One of the best ways to improve your conversation skills in English is to avoid mistakes that lead to confusion. This lesson will explain three common conversation mistakes and teach you how you can avoid making them.

Essential Job Vocabulary (Business English Course - Lesson 1)

source: Espresso English    2012年10月1日
Take a free sample lesson of the Business English Course:
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Let's begin by answering the question, "Where do you work?" This seems like a simple question, but there are many ways to answer it:
I work at...
I work in...
I work for...
I work with...
You're going to learn when to use each preposition, as well as some key English vocabulary regarding work and jobs.

How to talk about your friends

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2012年1月9日 Rebecca teaches the vocabulary of friendship in this lesson, aimed at giving you the right words, expressions, and idioms to describe your most important relationships. Test your understanding with the quiz at