CNN 10 with subtitles - January 5, 2017| Global tensions | The latest rift...

source: Daily Listening    2017年1月4日
CNN 10 | January 5, 2017 | Welcome to our very first production of CNN 10 | Daily Listening hightlights: Welcome to our very first production of CNN 10! Our international coverage explains the latest rift between the U.S. and Russia as well as the reasons for tensions between the U.S. and Israel. After 10 seconds of trivia, we're showing you what it's like to be a freshman in the new Congress, and after a report on the social media "filter bubble," we're showing you a walking robot that's truly 10 out of 10.
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English Slang words to describe a Coward person

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2017年1月3日

Pansy - Formerly a woman. If you call a man pansy it means he is weak and effeminate.
Sissy - The word is derived from sister (sis) and is used to call a man who is very girly ,effeminate and weak.
Chicken/ Chikenshit - In English we commonly use animal comparison to describe the attributes of people. If someone's chicken or chickenshit it means they always get scared easily.
Cry Baby - Common insult for a person who whines too much and is always afraid to do things.
Mama's Boy - If you call someone a Mama's boy it basically means they need their mothers to protect them or they are overly attached to their mothers and cannot take their own decisions.
Cream Puff - It is a pastry filled with custard or whipped cream and is used as insult as it denotes femininity.
Pigeon hearted - Again this is a slang used for a person who gets scared very easily.
Grow a pair of balls - It is quite a vulgar term and it literally means that having testicles is being masculine. So if you say Grow a pair of balls it actually means be a man and don't be a coward.
Gutless - Having guts (organs) is generally used as a term of endearment for someone who is very brave so being gutless refers to one's cowardice.
Worm - This term is commonly used by the Army people for cowards.

The body (idioms and phrases in English)

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年1月2日
This video gives you a list of 7 popular, commonly used English idiomatic expressions. Each idiom comes with a definition, an explanation of the meaning and some examples.
There are subtitles on the screen to help you understand the tutorial.
Business expressions:
Phrases with the verb GET:
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08 sentences to avoid using in Business Emails - Email Etiquette

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world    2016年11月24日

It’s not a high priority
You write ‘It’s not a high priority but I request you to look into the matter’. Why would you write an email if it weren’t a high priority. It is better to list your requirements and let the receiver decide whether or not it is priority. You can write ‘I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible’ This shows that you are awaiting their response.

You’re probably too busy
This is another line that should be avoided. Do not brand someone as ‘too busy’. It seems disrespectful or shows sarcasm. Just write the necessary information or requirement and let the receiver decide the course of action to be taken.

You don’t know me
If you write to someone who you don’t know, do not write ‘You don’t know me’. It would put off the reader. In such a case, take the opportunity to introduce yourself with your full name, your designation and your intention of writing the email.

Can you pass along this email to...
This is considered unprofessional and rude, so don’t ever write such a sentence to someone over an email. It goes against the norms of professional business etiquette.

This might not apply to you
If this doesn’t apply to the receiver, the why are you sharing the information with that person. So ensure that the business email is relevant to the person you are writing it too. You cannot write random information to a person if it does not apply to that person.

I’m not an expert
Stay away from writing such a sentence in an email. If you’re not an expert, your opinion is not appreciated. So share your feedback or opinion and let the other person decide if they want to take your opinion or feedback.

Please excuse any typos
If you write this, it means you are too lazy to read and check your email before sending it. So take some time out, read your email, check and rectify the errors if any before sending it.

No response needed
Sometimes we send emails to which we don’t await a response. But do not write ‘No response needed’ as the reader may feel the need to respond to your email. So nowhere in your email this line should appear as this sentence is really not needed.

Talking about dogs in English.

source: Neil Collins    2016年12月21日
In Berlin, I see a lot of dogs in offices. It's a great way to break the ice with people and a good starting point for a conversation. It's easy to get the conversation going. When the person talks about their dog, build on what you've started and tell them about your dog. Don't forget the fun part: talking directly to a dog in English. It's a fun way to practice your English and you're likely to have a nice time as well. Hope you enjoy this video tip.

How to learn tenses - ALL tenses!!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2011年7月22日 The most effective way to learn English grammar! In this lesson for all levels, I teach you a way to learn all tenses in English without getting complicated. A simple, clear way to learn each tense. You can use this method for other topics, too!

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How to pronounce words that end with NG (English Pronunciation)

source: Learn English with Ronnie!    2010年12月7日 Learn how to correctly say the ending of SO many common English words in this free pronunciation lesson.

Saying Goodbye in English -- What to say when you leave

source: Twominute English    2012年11月16日
Exercises for this Lesson:
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0:06 In this lesson, we are going to learn how to say goodbye to people when we leave them.
0:13 Oh! I have another appointment. I have to go.
0:17 No problems John. See you later.
0:21 Yes. Goodbye Allie. It was pleasure talking to you.
0:25 Same here.
0:28 Thank you for the wonderful party.
0:31 You are welcome. It was a pleasure.
0:33 We have to leave now. Goodbye!
0:36 Goodbye! See you soon.
0:41 My bus is here. See you tomorrow!
0:43 Bye Allie!
0:45 Bye bye John!
0:45 Bye bye John!
0:48 Hey gotta go! Catch ya later Allie!
0:52 Sure John. See ya!
0:56 Hey John! I am going home now.
1:00 Okay Allie. Take care!
1:02 Allie : Sure! You too!
1:06 Oh! I have another appointment. I have to go.
1:12 No problems John. See you later.
1:19 It was pleasure talking to you.
1:23 Thank you for the wonderful party.
1:27 We have to leave now. Goodbye!
1:31 My bus is here. See you tomorrow!
1:36 Hey gotta go! Catch ya later Allie!
1:41 Hey John! I am going home now.
1:46 Okay Allie. Take care!