CNN 10 with subtitles | January 17, 2017 | The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. | Daily...

source: Daily Listening     2017年1月16日
CNN 10 | January 17, 2017 | President Obama's farewell address | Daily Listening hightlights: The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the possibility of "pollution-proofing" a home in Beijing, and the first-ever video of a recently identified ocean species: These are our first three stories on CNN 10. The strike of a rattlesnake in the wild and the end of an era for the circus are also featured this Tuesday.
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WISH vs HOPE | A Fun English Grammar Lesson | Lots of Real Examples to H...

source: To Fluency    2017年1月16日
Wish vs Hope: In this English lesson, I'm going to explain the difference between wish and hope and give you lots of real examples so that you can better understand how to use these two words.

# Here are all the examples that I used in this lesson.
0:01 I wish I had some shades
0:57 We hope that it stays in condition for many years to come
1:21 I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow
1:25 He hopes a lot of people will go to his party
1:36 I wish it weren’t so bright right now
2:02 I wish the radio worked
2:14 I wish this car went a little faster
3:04 I wish I had planted different types of apple trees.
3:32 I hope we get a lot again next year.
4:01 I wish I had got this earlier
4:11 I hope it hasn’t been too annoying
4:24 I hope it stays this way
4:27 I hope it doesn’t rain
4:38 I just wish that more people watched my videos
4:48 I really hope you do so.

# We use HOPE when we're talking about desired outcomes/results.
We use WISH when we want a change of circumstance. When we want something to be different.

Think of using hope with the 1st conditional. For example: I hope it doesn't rain, but if it does, then we'll just do something else.
Think of using wish with the 2nd conditional. For example: I wish I had more money. If I did, I would get that new car without thinking.
Think of using wish (in the past) with the 3rd conditional. For example: I wish I had planted different types of trees. If we had done that, we would have had a lot of different apples last summer.

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Places Around Town (Basic Vocabulary)

source: Mark Kulek     2017年1月7日

Let's Learn English Lesson 41 Pronunciation Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月5日
In this video, learn about using stress to emphasize words in a sentence.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 41 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月13日
In this video, you can learn how to say the new words and how to use the words IF and WILL in future real conditional sentences.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 41: Teamwork Works Best With a Team

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月5日
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Grammar: "to have" in the present tense

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2016年9月26日
You HAVE to watch this lesson! You will learn how to use the commonly confused irregular verb "to have" in positive, negative, and question forms. The verb "to have" is very important because it is used on its own and as a helping verb. If you're a beginner, learn to use this important verb correctly from the start! If you're more advanced, review the conjugation of "to have" to make sure you know this verb perfectly. Next, take the quiz at and make sure you don't have any mistakes!

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4 skills to be a master presenter like Steve Jobs - Improve your Presentation Skills

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world    2015年12月31日
Steve Jobs, The co-founder of Apple, also known as the master presenter. Today, I am sharing Steve Job's presentation techniques because leaders and entrepreneurs today need to carry on his legacy. He didn't just focus on statistics and technology but also on his communication skills. So lets understand how he turned his presentations into an art form.

1) The very first thing that Job's believed in is Expressing Your Passion - Job's was very passionate about design and loved his new product. The first time the I Phone was showed, Steve job's with a very big smile on his face said "It looks doggone gorgeous". HE often used positive and enthusiastic adjectives such as cool, amazing, fantastic because he believed in it. Your audience is giving you permission to show enthusiasm. If you are not excited or enthusiastic about your idea or your presentation how do you expect others to be wowed by your presentation. Next time you are crafting or delivering your presentation be enthusiastic towards it so that your audience listens to you and is not put to sleep.

2) Know your story well - You should know your content so well that you are able to give your presentation without the visuals. It is said that Steve jobs meticulously prepared and scripted his presentation. He didn't believe in being spontaneous . Regardless of his style of presenting he made sure to be well prepared with content.

3) Don't sweat the small stuff - Despite being well prepared for the presentation, we human beings end up making silly errors. In one of the presentations Jobs's was suppose to show some photographs to his audience from a live website and the screen went blank while Jobs waited for the images to appear. But he just smiled and said I guess the photos are not showing up today and recapped the features he had just introduced.
It's no big deal to make errors instead have fun and ignore rather than giving too much of attention to it.

4) Rehearse Rehearse and Rehearse - Steve jobs could not pull off an intricate presentation with video clips, demonstrations and outside speakers without hours of practice. Many people who have worked with him in the past have mentioned that he would lock himself in a room and rehearse for many hours aloud. Therefore his words were perfectly synchronized with the images and the text on the slides. A Steve jobs presentation looks effortless because it is well rehearsed.

At the supermarket

source: Twominute English    2013年1月12日
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0:03 In this lesson we will learn some key phrases that you can use when you visit the supermarket.
0:12 Hello. Can you tell me where I can find dairy products?
0:15 Yes, go to the back of the store, and then turn right. You will see the dairy section in front of you.
0:23 Thank you. Will I find cheese in that section?
0:26 The cheese is located just beyond the milk products.
0:30 Thanks.
0:35 I am looking for watermelons. Do you have any?
0:39 Yes, we have some watermelons in bins at the front of the store.
0:44 Then, there are some imported watermelons in the produce section.
0:50 Where is the produce section?
0:52 Look to your right. Do you see the flowers? The produce section is just past the flowers on your left.
1:01 Thank you. I can find it.
1:06 I have only 5 items. Can I use the express checkout?
1:11 I am sorry, the express checkout is only for 3 items or less.
1:17 Okay, then I will have to stand in the regular queue?
1:21 Yes, but it won't take too long. There's not a big crowd today.
1:29 Where is the produce section?
1:34 Can you tell me where I can find dairy products?
1:41 I am looking for watermelons. Do you have any?
1:49 I have only 5 items. Can I use the express checkout?
1:58 Yes, but it won't take too long. There's not a big crowd today.