CNN 10 Student News with subtitles - January 13, 2017 | Britain approves a controversia...

source: Daily Listening    2017年1月12日
CNN 10 | January 13, 2017 | President Obama's farewell address | Daily Listening hightlights: Though a series of winter storms has eased California's historic drought, it's also burdened many residents with another type of natural disaster. Though a proposed tunnel could ease traffic under one of Britain's most famous landmarks, it's bringing another controversy to the surface. Those stories, plus a look back at historic U.S. inauguration speeches, constitute Friday's edition of CNN 10.
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News Words: Automate

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月5日
This week's news word is a sign of the times.
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(2016上-商專) 英文檢定(一): 梁彩玲 / 空中進修學院 (1-18)

(2016上-商專) 英文檢定(一): 梁彩玲 / 空中進修學院 (1-18)

(2016上-商專) 商用英語會話 (上): 徐琍沂 / 空中進修學院 (1-18)

(2016上-商專) 商用英語會話 (上): 徐琍沂 / 空中進修學院 (1-18)

09 Believable Excuses for being late

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2017年1月12日

The traffic was terrible.
This excuse might just sound perfect if you stay quite away from your work place.
I hope your boss is considerate enough to accept your excuse.

I couldn't find a parking space.
This excuse is always applicable if you’re using your own means (car/bike) to travel. Usually it’s a hassle for it is time consuming to find a place to park your vehicle.

The roads were Chockablock.
This is used when the roads are extremely crowded or jammed. You could say "Sorry, the road is chockablock with cars. I'll take half an hour more to reach."

Sorry, I didn't hear the alarm clock. / The alarm didn't go off. / I slept right through the alarm.
This could be a good excuse to give once in a while if you couldn’t get up on time after that last night party and are running late to work.

I had to wait ages for a bus. / The bus was late. / My cab didn’t arrive on time.
You could use this at your university/ workplace when you’re late and stay in a city where the frequency of public transport is low.

It’s not an easy place to find. / I got lost coming here.
It could happen that you are late for a job interview, how genuine it would sound if you say this excuse and especially if you are new to the city.

# Here are two surefire tips to prevent you from getting late:
TIP no 01 - Set your clock forward by an odd number of minutes. (Setting back by 10 or 15 minutes is too easy to calculate instantly). For example, if the real time is 10.10, change yours to 10.17. This way, you think you have less time than you do. (This always works for me)

TIP no 02 - Jokes apart, Empathize with the person who is waiting for you. Even if it is not intentional, it is not fun to be kept waiting. If you put yourself in the position of the person waiting for you, you will better gain a sense of urgency and try harder to avoid being tardy (late/ behind time)

President Obama's Farewell Address

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月11日
Barack Obama spoke to the nation as president for the last time on Tuesday. He reflects on some of the successes and frustrations of his presidency. And he says the work of democracy has always been hard. Here are the highlights.
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A Look Back at the 2016 US Presidential Race

source: VOA Learning English    2016年12月30日
In 2016, Americans voted for a new president. The result was a surprise to many people. Learning English takes a look back at what happened along the way in this unusual election year.
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05 Brilliant ways to deal with a bad boss

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world   2016年10月13日

1. Work on your escape plan
2. Look for allies and support from other areas
3. Find ways to influence and manage their behavior
4. Don’t cower, but don’t get into a power struggle
5. Give Your Best and Manage Your Emotions

Let's Learn English Lesson 31 Take Me Out to the Ball Game

source: VOA Learning English    2016年10月6日
Anna wants to go to see a baseball game. The question is: what is the fastest way for her to get there? Her friends Jonathan and Ashley give her advice.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 31 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2016年10月6日
In this video, learn to say the new words for this lesson. You can also learn about ​comparative adjectives like "faster," and superlative adjectives like "fastest."
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IELTS – 3 Reading Strategies

source: English Lessons with Adam     2015年5月15日
Is the IELTS Reading section very challenging for you? Can't finish all the readings and questions before the time is up? In this lesson, you will learn three approaches to the IELTS Reading section and their pros and cons. The goal of this lesson is to help you finish the test on time without compromising your understanding of the readings. Learn how to read less while answering more questions correctly. After watching, make sure to do the quiz to test your understanding. Good luck on your test!

Tips for perfect English pronunciation

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年12月7日
Tips for perfect English pronunciation – English lesson to improve your pronunciation & communication skills. Blog -
In this English pronunciation lesson you will learn how to pronounce the commonly used English words correctly. Your ESL teacher will help you learn the correct English pronunciation for commonly used English words in daily conversation. Watch this ESL lesson and improve your communication skills and English pronunciation.

Words ending with ‘OUS’ are generally pronounced as ‘ISS’
• Famous – Fame-iss
• Various – ver-iss
• Serious – Cee-r-iss
• Nervous – Ner-v-iss

Words ending with ‘TION’ are generally pronounced as ‘SHIN/SHUN’
• Defination – Def-ee-nay-shin
• Relation – Re-lay-shun
• Promotion –Pr-moh-shin

Words ending with ‘ATE’ are generally pronounced as the number 8, if it happens to be a verb in a sentence and if happens to be a noun the word endings with ‘ATE’ is pronounced as ‘ET’ or ‘IT’.
• Associate – Uh-so-cee-ate (Verb) Uh-so-cee-et (Noun)
• Graduate –Gra-jew-ate (Verb) Gra-jew-it
• Alternate –All-ter-nate (verb) All-ter-nit (Noun)

Words ending with ‘ANCE’ or ‘ENCE’ are generally pronounced as ‘ENCE’
• Attendance – Ut-ten-d-ence
• Absence – Ab-sence
• Evidence –Evi-d-ence