CNN Student News with subtitles - December 9, 2016 | John Glenn, First American to Orbi...

source: NEWS with Subtitles     2016年12月8日
Today, CNN Student News are covering the passing of John Glenn, American Space Hero, the importance of the Syrian city of Aleppo, and the naming of TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year." We're also looking into swarm technology to see how multitudes of tiny robots could one day be used to accomplish larger tasks.
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Email: Invitations and Requests - Improve Your English Writing Skills

source: JenniferESL      2016年12月8日
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0:01 Introduction and first model (invitation to neighbors/friends)
2:21 Lesson title
2:30 Tips for writing invitations and requests
4:02 Useful phrases
6:22 Second model (request from teacher to parents)
7:58 Lesson ending .
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Top 10 email phrases with HOPE

source: Neil Collins     2016年12月7日
In business English, email is hugely important. But, you normally don't have time to spend on every single email. You need to be able to write short, quick and also polite emails. If the email is too long, you lose valuable time. If you are too slow, you lose time. And if you are impolite, you may lose clients!
What's the secret to writing short, quick and polite emails? You need to have email expressions that are very flexible and also become automatic. Email expressions you can use again and again. In this business English video tip, I'm going to show you how you can do that. I'll tell you my top 10 email phrases with the word "hope".


source: VOA Learning English     2016年12月8日
In this week's News Words, learn what authentic means with Anne Ball and Johnathan Evans.
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Fluency and Coherence (Improve your Band score) [IELTS speaking test – Part 01]

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年12月3日


Speak Smoothly/ Easily
Meaning: FLUENCY- to speak at length
Aim: The person is not making too much effort to speak but is speaking naturally. If you memorize large parts of your speech to repeat during the speaking test but this can add unnecessary stress and sound unnatural
How: Build on your point of view by adding a few details
Example: ( asked in TASK 1-where the interviewee will ask you questions about your personal experiences)
Examiner: Did you enjoy your childhood?
You: Yes I enjoyed my childhood. (don’t stop here, expand your answer by adding some details)
I grew up in the countryside being very close to the environment. We had an apple orchard next to my home that is where I spent most of my time playing with my friends occasionally plucking apples to enjoy the fresh juicy fruits. That sure was an absolute bliss.

*Here what we see is that you’re speaking enough and no just a one sentence answer. Do not hesitate from speaking more this will fetch you some brownie points for your FLUENCY
Speaks Coherently (All ideas fit together well so that they form a united whole)

Meaning: organizing ideas logically
Aim: Coherence is one of the two qualities that give a written or spoken text unity and purpose. The other is cohesion (we’ll look at it in the next pointer). In speaking, coherence refers to the general sense that a text makes sense through the organization and structuring of its content. In other words, you must not go OFF TOPIC.

How: For part 2 of the Speaking test where you will be given a cue card with some prompts. Use those prompts/ bullet points to help you structure the content logically so that you don’t go OFF TOPIC. Make notes on the topic in the given one minute using key words. This will prevent you from going OFF TOPIC.
• -what time of the day it is
• -what do you do at that time
• -who are you usually with
• -and explain why you like it

*It is suggested that you do not talk about you hobbies here, if you like the evening somewhere between 18:00 – 19:00 hours because you cycle that time (if you suddenly start talking about your cycling experience more than why you like the evening time then you’re going off topic) so please continue saying that you usually cycle with a bunch of friends and you like it because it rejuvenates and energizes you (covering all the bullet points) and then your content will be logically organized.

Uses appropriate Cohesive Devices

Meaning: to use Cohesive devices,
Aim: Cohesion is one of the two qualities that give a written or spoken text unity and purpose, the other being coherence. It speaking it refers to the use of appropriate signposting.
How: by using what are sometimes called linking words, linkers, connectors, discourse markers or transitional words (for example – for example, and, such as)

Example: (TASK 3 – Analytical Discussion with the examiner where you discuss a topic in detail: giving causes, effects, examples, reflecting and justifying your opinion etc.)
Examiner: Topic: Excessive TV Watching
Introduction: These days/ Nowadays/ Right now (present) TV watching has become an addiction among people of all ages however/ but/ on the other hand/ while (comparing and contrasting) years ago/ when I was younger (past) not everybody owned a television.
Reasons – I think one important reason is/ I guess the major cause is (expressing ideas) Increasing number of TV channels and/ also/ as well as/ another reason is (adding information) popularity of TV Characters.
Effects – This has caused/ this has led to/ Increasing obesity levels, eyesight problems and other health Issues.
Personal experience/ giving examples – for example/ for instance/ such as/ like/ my nephew watches nothing else except cartoons, he will not study
Being clear/to restate your point – You use these simple, natural expressions to explain your point again more clearly or get your answer back on track (if you talked too much about your nephew and you want to get back to the topic)
- What I mean is
- What I want to say is
- As I was saying----television is quite detrimental for children who are becoming more and more sedentary.

'I don't care' - 'I don't mind': UK-US English difference

source: Simple English Videos      2016年3月8日
This video explains how 'I don't care' and 'I don't mind' have different meanings in British and American English and explores how it can cause misunderstandings.
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Mistakes & Regrets ("I should have studied" etc.)

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!    2009年7月6日 Sounding like a native speaker isn't all that difficult! Learn how to talk about mistakes you made or regrets you have. I'll give you a pronunciation trick, too! Take the quiz at

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How to agree in English | using "so" and "neither"

source: Crown Academy of English    2014年2月15日
In this video, I show you how to use the word "so" to agree with someone in the affirmative or positive. If there are auxiliary verbs in the original sentence, then we must use the same auxiliary verb when we agree. Example: I am hungry - "So am I." Without auxiliary verbs, we use the verb "to do" - For example - "So do I."
"Neither" is used to agree with somebody in the negative and the same rule regarding auxiliary verbs applies. Example: I am not thirsty - "Neither am I." Without auxiliary verbs, again the verb "to do" is used - For example - "Neither do I."
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Bad weather (English listening exercise)

source: Crown Academy of English     2014年2月9日
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Idiom : Dead Right

source: Twominute English     2013年7月26日
The meaning of the idiom 'dead right' is that something or someone is totally correct. This idiom means that somebody is right without a doubt.
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0:07 In this lesson, you will learn about the idiom 'dead right' and how to use it in your conversations.
0:19 To be 'dead right' means to be certain that something or someone is correct.
0:24 Yes, this is an idiom which means that something is correct without a doubt.
0:29 Will you give us an example, Susan?
0:33 Sure! You were dead right when you said that Mike would arrive sharply at 9.
0:37 Good example. That was because I know Mike very well. So, 'dead right' means something is absolutely correct.
0:47 Right. This is an expression that we can use when we want to agree with people, right?
0:52 You're dead right, it is!
0:54 Very good, Sam. You've used it correctly!
0:58 Thank you, Susan. Okay, let's learn more by listening to some conversations.
1:04 Good idea! It'll be helpful.
1:13 Glory, where are the car keys?
1:15 I saw you put them in your pocket.
1:18 I'm sorry, I don't think they're there.
1:20 They were in the right pocket of your blue coat, I'm telling you.
1:25 Hey, you're dead right! The keys were there all along.
1:34 Man, tell me how to find who's that annoying caller. I don't recognize the number.
1:42 He just keeps calling and hanging up?
1:45 Yes, and when I call back, no one ever picks up.
1:49 I bet it's your little brother. Call the number from my phone.
1:53 You're dead right! It was him.
1:57 See? Don't get stressed over such small things, Sam.
2:06 Sam, can you guess the speed of the latest super train?
2:10 Sure I can. It's faster than the normal train!
2:14 Clever answer. You're dead right, my friend!
2:22 Glory, do you know the answer to the math question on page 3?
2:27 Yep, it's 5.555
2:31 Dead right!
2:32 Math is my best subject. Ask me another.
2:38 You're dead right, it is!
2:46 Hey, you're dead right!
2:52 You're dead right!
2:56 You're dead right, my friend!
3:01 Dead right!

How to discuss a topic in a group

source: RebeccaESL   2013年5月28日 Five English teachers come together to show you how to discuss a topic in a group. You'll learn how to give your opinion, interrupt, contradict, and more. We'll teach you how to use expressions like "in a nutshell", "please let me finish", and "don't get me wrong". You can use these expressions confidently in personal, social, and professional situations. Make sure to test your understanding of the lesson at

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The Top 3 English words you need to know - HAVE

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2011年12月2日 There are three words in English you must know to master the language. Do you know which ones they are? In this lesson you will be taught the first: HAVE. We use this word in basic sentence structure, but it has other uses, too. Do you know its basic meaning? Do you know the five ways that HAVE is commonly used? Watch this lesson now and find out! Then test your understanding with the quiz:

Words written together or apart.

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年5月10日
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In this lesson Ceema explains the usage of words written together and apart.The same words, written as one word or split into two words, will differ in meaning. So you need to know which word you really want.

Any more: something additional or further
Example: I don't want any more cake.
Anymore: any longer, nowadays
Example: Harry doesn't travel anymore.

Anyone: anybody
Example: Anyone can learn to cook but few can learn to cook well.
Any one: any single member of a group of people or things
Example: Can any one of you tell me the answer to my question?

Everyone: everybody
Example: Everyone on the list has contributed to the ASPCA.
Every one: each one
Example: I wish I could buy every one of those puppies.

Everybody: everyone
Example: Everybody is working harder today than ten years ago.
Every body: each body
Example: Every body requires protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Difference between SHOULD, COULD, and WOULD

source: Espresso English    2012年9月23日
Learn the difference between confusing words in English: SHOULD, COULD, and WOULD. Visit for more English tips!