CNN 10 with subtitles | January 18, 2017 | The U.S. presidential inauguration preps | D...

source: Daily Listening    2017年1月17日
CNN 10 | January 18, 2017 | The U.S. presidential inauguration preps | Daily Listening hightlights: The search has been suspended for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. U.S. troops and equipment are on the move throughout Eastern Europe. The U.S. capital is preparing for a presidential inauguration. And we take a historic look at Inauguration Day traditions. It's all explained this Wednesday on CNN 10.
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Basic Daily Expressions | Set 6

source: Mark Kulek 2017年1月4日

English at University: 1 - Learn phrases to say to people who are going away

source: BBC Learning English   2016年9月23日
Join us for this new funny and exciting drama series that brings you the English words and phrases you need to help you through your first year of study abroad.
In episode 1 we meet Mary who's got a place at a British university to study Business but this means leaving home for the first time. It's a great opportunity for her but as you'll see and hear, her mum and dad are sad to see her go.
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Hello and welcome to English at University - the series that brings you the English words and phrases you need to help you through your first year at university.

We're going to follow new student Mary, who's about to begin her first year of study abroad - at The University of Studies – that's the UK's thirty-second best university. She's been offered a place to study for a degree in Business. It's a great opportunity for her but her mum and dad are sad to see her go…

… and she's flying to London today… London in the UK… yes, she's done very well. I'm so proud of her but… but I'm worried she's not going to eat properly and she might get in with the wrong crowd and…

Your mother is so emotional. It's the opportunity of a lifetime for you Mary. Make the most of it – forget about us, we'll be fine.

Forget about who?!

Ha ha. Now have you packed everything? Clothes, books, toothbrush...

Sorry about that. That was your Grandma on the phone – she says good luck and send her a postcard from Paris. I think she meant London. She also said 'Don't do anything I wouldn't do!'


It's a joke. She learnt it from her English friends. It means 'Have a good time and don't get into trouble'. Now have you packed everything? Passport, student visa, your acceptance letter from the university and your new laptop – you can use that to video-time us.

Good idea – very sensible. Have you got your credit card and cash?

Yes Dad!

Ah, that sounds like your taxi. Well… bye bye darling. Safe journey! Have a good trip and keep in touch.

I'll call as soon as I land in Paris… I mean London!

It can be scary leaving home for the first time, but Mary seems quite cool and calm about it, even though her mum's getting a bit mushy – she's getting quite sad and emotional. While Mary says her final goodbyes, let's go over the words of encouragement you can give to someone who's leaving home for the first time…

I'm proud of you.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime.
Don't do anything I wouldn't do!
Make the most of it.
Safe journey!
Keep in touch!

To practise these phrases – and to learn some more like this, visit us at BBC Learning English dot com. Now, back to Mary, and her dad's looking a bit tearful… He's a big softy really – that means he gets emotional very easily.

Err Dad, are you ok?

Bye Mary… I love you!

Bye Mary. Bye. Oh no, look, she's left her 'good luck' teddy bear behind.

Come on Dad, you'll be fine! So Mary is off to the UK to study. In the coming weeks you can hear how she gets on dealing with university life, studying and eventually taking her exams. And I'll be here with some English words and phrases to help her on her way. So join me again soon for English at University. Bye!

Grammar: Fix your double negatives!

source: EnglishLessons4U -     2016年9月19日
Using double negatives in English can make you sound uneducated or unclear. I'm going to teach you how to avoid these common mistakes. Though double negatives are often used by native speakers, they are slang and they are grammatically incorrect. As an English learner it is important to understand slang, but you shouldn't try to use incorrect grammar, especially in cases like this where it can make people think you mean the opposite of what you want to say! I'll show you examples of some of the most common double negatives that English learners and native speakers use. You'll learn how to correct these mistakes so that your English is clear and correct.

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Talking about cats in English.

source: Neil Collins   2016年12月28日
Cats still rule the Internet. And there's a very good reason for that. Because cats are cool, fascinating creatures. And their humans are sometimes cool and fascinating as well. Apart from that, cat owners love talking about their cats. So, if you know a cat owner or cat lover, talk to them in English about their cat! It's a great topic of conversation and the cat owner/ cat lover will appreciate you all the more for doing so. In this English video tip, I'll tell you about Olive, my friend Jessie's cat. I'll give you examples of how you can ask someone about their cat, how you can talk about your cat and how you can talk to a cat in English.

News Words: Xenophobia

source: VOA Learning English    2016年12月22日
This week's news words comes from two Greed words.
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English @ the Movies: 'I am Dead Meat'

source: VOA Learning English    2016年12月9日
Today's English at the Movies saying is "I am dead meat." Do you know what it means? It is from a funny movie called “Storks.” This story is about a girl and a stork delivering a baby. Watch our video and test your knowledge. Did you get it right?!
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5 steps to appear confident instantly? - Improve your Personality ( Soft skills by Skillopedia)

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world    2016年1月4日

1. Make your body language work for you
2. Slow down
3. Developing a Confident Lifestyle
4. Get out of your head
5.Seek new opportunities to talk more

Taking a break

source: Twominute English    2013年1月8日
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0:06 In this lesson, we are going to learn things you can say and do when it’s time to relax and have fun.
0:15 Done with work for the night, Matt?
0:19 Yes! It has been a long day.
0:22 Do you have any plans after work?
0:25 I was thinking about just going home and relaxing. How about you?
0:31 I am going out with a few friends to the Pub.
0:34 That actually sounds fun. I will join you guys if that is alright.
0:41 That's perfectly fine. Let's go!
0:46 Hi, honey. How was work today?
0:49 Work was stressful today.
0:51 I'm sorry to hear that. Why was it so stressful?
0:55 I had two business meetings and had to make a presentation to my boss.
1:01 Did it go well?
1:04 I think so. I'm just tired. Let's watch some TV and relax.
1:13 Hey, Matt! Let’s go out for dinner tonight.
1:17 I was thinking the same thing. Where do you want to go?
1:22 I am thinking about Chinese food. What do you say?
1:25 Chinese food is fine with me. Do you want to go to Ming’s?
1:31 Yeah, let’s go to Ming’s. It’s a great restaurant!
1:36 Okay. The it’s decided. We’re eating at Ming’s tonight.
1:45 Kayla, do you want to hang out at the mall this Sat?
1:51 I don’t know, it’s been a busy weekend.
1:54 I was planning to relax at home.
1:56 Oh come on! It will be fun.
1:59 What do you want to do there?
2:02 Hang out, do some window shopping, some bowling and maybe eat out.
2:09 Hmm... Sounds tempting. Okay, I will come.
2:15 Excellent!
2:19 Do you have any plans after work?
2:24 I'm just tired. Let's watch some TV and relax.
2:32 Let’s go out for dinner tonight.
2:37 Do you want to hang out at the mall this Sat?
2:44 Hang out, do some window shopping, some bowling and maybe eat out.