basic information about yourself

source: LearnAmericanEnglishOnline    2017年1月7日
How do you talk about yourself? This video explains how to provide basic information about you.

TH, THR, and TR (Native English Pronunciation)

source: Espresso English    2017年1月13日 - American English Pronunciation Course & Shadowing with Shayna - these courses will help you practice and improve your pronunciation, so that you can speak more confidently!

News Words: Inequality

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月12日
This week in News Words, we learn why it is important to fight against inequality in the world.
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English @ the Movies: 'We've Been Hacked'

source: VOA Learning English     2016年11月11日
Our English @ the Movies phrase today is "we've been hacked." The saying is from the movie "IT." Do you know what the word hacked means? It has been in the news. Watch our story--test yourself-- and see if you get it right.
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source: English Lessons with Adam    2015年8月21日
Are your IELTS Task 1 scores fluctuating in your practice samples? In other words, are they sometimes high and sometimes low? If they are low, it might be because you are using some of the necessary words incorrectly. In this lesson, we will look at nine essential words for this section of the test and how to use them correctly so as to reach your peak band score. Do you know the difference between "percent" and percentage, "former" and "latter", "20-year-old man" and a "man who is 20 years old"? You will understand all this and more after watching this lesson.

Bathroom Etiquette – 08 essential etiquette rules you should follow

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world    2016年12月8日

Ditch your cell phone
It is more polite to the person on the other end of the phone if they didn’t hear any loud echoing flushing noises while they were having a conversation with you. In fact, even other people visiting the bathroom don’t want to hear your “talk” which you are doing your “business”. It’s just plain rude. Moreover, you may also be prone to accidentally dropping you phone in the commode-something that you may never recover from and your phone insurance may probably never cover. So the thumb rule is –save your cell phone calls for later.

Clean up after yourself
Treat every bathroom, whether you’re at work or a house guest, as if it were your own bathroom. Splashed water around the sink? Grab a tissue and wipe it up! Used a seat cover? Make sure it's properly flushed away. This removes any lingering evidence of what you have done while you were in there. You can also use the bathroom fan in a private home.

Make spare rolls available
If you use the last of the toilet paper, always make sure spare rolls are available. If they are not, contact the administration employee about it. If you can’t do that, at least be polite enough to warn the next person about to head into the stall.

Refrain from having long conversations
Most people don’t think of the bathroom as a place to have great conversations. Please limit your conversations to only friendly greetings like a “Hello” or a “good morning”.

Give the inside scoop
If you have guests staying overnight, give them details about how to get hot or cold water. Some people are not very good at operating bathroom devices. Remember- a blast of cold water is never welcome. So let people know how the geyser and shower work. This will save them a lot of embarrassment and irritation.

Don’t use bath towels
If you’re a guest, to reach for the hand towel to dry your hands. Don’t use your guest’s bath towels. If you don't see a hand towel available for general use, speak up and ask, or grab a paper towel from the kitchen.

No squatting
If you are not using a squat toilet, you have no reason to squat on the toilet seat. You can injure yourself if you fall or actually break the commode. And that wouldn’t be a very nice sight.

Look before you enter
Not all bathroom door locks close or secure properly. Sometimes, you want to pee very badly. However, you need to resist the temptation quickly pushing at a communal stall door. Always take a moment to look under the door for feet. Then you won't run into any embarrassing situations!

Superlative Adjectives - biggest, best, most beautiful, etc.

source: EnglishLessons4U     2012年9月27日 Superlative adjectives are used to talk about the most extreme of something. "Brad Pitt is the *most handsome* actor." "Justin Bieber is the *worst* football player." Learn all about superlative adjectives in this grammar lesson! I'll teach you what they are, how and when to use them, and give you some important exceptions to the rules. Test yourself on superlatives with the quiz at

# relevant grammar videos: comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, adverbs, and nouns

At the Grocery Store

source: Twominute English     2013年1月5日
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0:07 In this lesson, we are going to learn what to say when you buy goods from a Grocery store.
0:16 Hey Sarah! Are you going shopping?
0:20 Yes I am. The supermarket has a sale going on right now.
0:24 Oh really? How did you came to know about it?
0:28 I saw an ad in the newspaper.
0:31 Are there any good bargains?
0:34 Yes! There’s a big discount on almost everything.
0:38 Can I join you Sarah?
0:40 Sure! You’re welcome.
0:45 Good morning! I would like to have two dozen eggs please.
0:51 Good morning! Anything else ma'am?
0:54 Yes, three bottles of milk and a pack of cheese slices.
0:59 Will that be all?
1:01 No. I also want 2 cans of condensed milk.
1:06 Sure. That will be 12 dollars.
1:13 Is there something I can help you with?
1:16 Yes, am looking for spaghetti?
1:20 It’s in aisle 3 right next to the store’s main entry door.
1:25 Thank you. I will check there.
1:28 Welcome. Do you need help with anything else?
1:32 No, thanks I am still browsing.
1:38 Excuse me.
1:40 I bought this packet of noodles yesterday but it’s the wrong flavor. I don’t want it. Can you return it please?
1:47 Sure. You’ll need to show the receipt.
1:50 Yes, I’ve got the receipt. Here it is.
1:54 Thanks, you also bought a lot of other stuff.
1:58 Yes, but I just want to return the noodles.
2:03 No problems, here’s your money.
2:09 Are you going shopping?
2:14 Sure. You’ll need to show the receipt.
2:21 I don’t want it. Can you return it please?
2:28 I would like to have two dozen eggs please.
2:35 The supermarket has a sale going on right now.