Talking about SLEEP in English

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2016年12月23日
Did you "doze off" last night or "pass out"? Learn the difference between these phrasal verbs, as well as lots more sleep-related vocabulary and expressions in this English lesson. You might not realize it, but we talk about sleep a lot! It makes sense if you think about it -- a large portion of our lives are taken up with sleep. In this lesson, you will learn common vocabulary, expressions, and phrasal verbs related to sleep, like "insomnia", "nightmare", "doze off", "pass out", and many more. If your DREAM is to speak English like a native speaker, this lesson will help you get there!
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Who is Santa Claus? - English Lesson to learn Christmas Vocabulary & Facts

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年12月24日

St. Nicholas: was a monk in Turkey. He distributed all his inherited wealth to the needy people. One of his most common stories exhibits his kindness and generosity. St. Nicholas had saved three poor sisters from being sold into prostitution and slavery by their father as he couldn't provide for dowry and get them married. He gave the father money to get the girls married. Eventually, St. Nicholas died on 6th December which is celebrated as St. Nicholas Day. As it is celebrated in the month of Christmas, it is now associated with Christmas and that is why people gift the poor and needy people.
Sinter Kallas: Santa Claus got his name from a Dutch nick name-Sinter Kalas. So Sinter Kallas evolved into Santa Claus.
Why Red: There's no religious reasons for Santa wearing red. In 1930s, Cocoa-Cola hired an artist Haddon Sandblom. They ran an advertisement campaign for 30 years where they had this Stout man with a beard, wearing a red coat with white fur, red trousers and a thick black belt, sitting and enjoying his drink. This cemented the image of Santa in red.
North pole: It is believed Santa lives in the North pole where the temperature is extremely low.
Gift: Santa is known for giving gifts to children. He has his workshop where the elves(dwarf like people) manufacture toys.
Sleigh and Reindeer: Santa travels on his sleigh. It's a carriage. He has eight reindeer that pull his sleigh. Rudolf is a reindeer who has a red nose.

# Some funny questions you would like to ask your friends at your Christmas party:
1. Should Santa go on a diet?
Well, what do you think? Can you imagine him living on soups and salads and being skinny? Wouldn't Santa lose his charm?
2. Does Santa have a girlfriend?
What would his girl be like? Someone skinny, beautiful and smart? Or may be someone who is chubby and charming? What kind of girl would Santa like to date?
3. What does Santa do the entire year?
As far as i know, he manufactures toys at his workshop. But may be he's busy taking his girlfriend around.
4. Does Santa use an I-pad?
Imagine Santa with an I-pad! What would he do? Play angry birds? May be he updates his status on Facebook all the time. I would like to know the number of friends he has on Facebook or how many follow him on twitter.

English listening lesson - Problem at the casino

source: Crown Academy of English    2014年3月11日
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That, Which & relative clauses

source: English Lessons with Alex    2011年6月6日 Learn when to use "that" and "which," and listen to a review of the two types of relative clauses. Commas are important and can change the entire meaning of a sentence! Make sure to also watch my lesson on relative clauses at and to take the quiz on this lesson at

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How to use the word 'afraid' and 'Beat it'

source: Simple English Videos     2016年8月2日
In this Q&A English lesson we answer viewers' questions about the phrases 'Beat it' and 'I am afraid (that)..." Beat is an old fashioned phrase and it's similar to 'Get out of here'. As well as saying 'I'm afraid' when we are frightened, we also use it to apologise and say we're sorry, generally in advance of something that might upset, annoy or disappoint the people we're speaking to.
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Confused Words - LIVE & LIVE

source: Learn English with Ronnie!     2010年6月16日 You can now learn how to say "live" properly, and in the correct situation! "Live" as a verb and as an adjective sound different and are used differently.

I Got a New Job! - Professional English Lesson

source: Twominute English     2013年7月6日
It's common to leave one job and get a new one. Getting a new job is a good piece of news. You need to tell your family and friends about it. Let's learn through this video how to say in English that you got a new job. Listen to the conversations carefully and understand how the vocabulary is used.
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0:07 In this lesson you will learn how to say you got a new job through some English conversations.
0:18 Where did you go in the morning, Kelly? Where have you been?
0:21 I went for a job interview.
0:23 How was it?
0:25 I got the job!
0:27 That's great! What kind of job is it?
0:30 I'll be teaching at the high school.
0:32 Teaching is a good job. Do you think you will like it?
0:36 I'm sure I will like it! That's why I applied to be a teacher. Now I'll be one!
0:47 Hi there, Kelly.
0:49 Hello Ted.
0:50 You haven't been around. Where have you been, busy bee?
0:53 I got a new job at Conery High School.
0:57 That's great! Since when?
0:59 I started last week.
1:01 Congratulations Kelly! So, are you working as a teacher?
1:06 Yes, I teach science there now.
1:15 Hello Jim, I have something to tell you!
1:17 Ted, what's the matter?
1:19 I got a new job.
1:21 Okay. So, you are leaving us.
1:24 It's just that it's closer to my house.
1:27 Are they paying you more than we do?
1:30 A bit more, yeah.
1:32 Where will you be working?
1:34 I'll be at Vbox downtown branch.
1:37 Yeah, Vbox has been recruiting a lot of our staff.
1:41 Yes, even the recruiter told me so.
1:49 Hi Wilson!
1:51 Ted! Haven't see you in weeks. Did you quit your job?
1:55 Yeah, sorry Wilson, I couldn't tell you earlier.
1:59 No problem. What are you doing these days?
2:02 I got a new job!
2:04 Great! Where are you working now?
2:07 I'm now working at Vbox.
2:09 You are so lucky, Ted! I've always wanted to be a part of the Vbox team.
2:15 Don't worry, Wilson. I'll let you know when they start hiring again.
2:24 I went for a job interview.
2:30 I got the job!
2:35 I started last week.
2:41 Yes, I teach science there now.
2:49 I got a new job.
2:54 I'll be at Vbox downtown branch.
3:01 I'm now working at Vbox.

How to pronounce words ending in S

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]     2012年3月19日 When we pronounce the s in the words dogs, cats, dishes, lives, and it's, do we pronounce the s the same way? In this video, we will learn the three different ways we pronounce the s at the end of a word. This video will help you master English pronunciation and make it easier for native speakers to understand you. Then, take the quiz on this lesson at .

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1. singular and plural forms of nouns (regular and irregular)
2. spelling for 3rd person singular verbs (regular)

Conversation Skills - How to STEAL a conversation

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2014年7月29日
Want to join a conversation, but have a hard time getting your turn to speak? In this video, I'll show you two easy ways to join a conversation. I'll show you one dramatic way to steal a conversation, and another way which is more polite. You'll need to use different methods in different situations, so I'll tell you when each method is preferred. Conversations should be about the exchange of ideas, but sometimes it's hard to contribute your opinion. Check this lesson out so you're not stuck holding your tongue when you can add to a conversation! Take the quiz here:

Look on the bright side / A blessing in disguise

source: Espresso English     2015年2月8日
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