CNN 10 with subtitles | January 26, 2017 | Major changes to U.S. immigration policy | D...

source: Daily Listening    2017年1月25日
CNN 10 | January 26, 2017 | Major changes to U.S. immigration policy | Daily Listening hightlights: Israeli settlements in the West Bank, major changes to U.S. immigration policy, and a new high note for the Dow Jones Industrial Average: These are our main stories today on CNN 10. We'll test your stock market knowledge, and we'll explain how you can name a roach in the name of love.
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Best ways to ask someone's name

source: Learn English with Let's Talk   2017年1月23日

Your full name- complete name-first, Middle and last name (surname/family -name)nickname-called by a different name other than you official name-victoria –vicky, Thomas-tom..nicknames can also be kept based on your personality or appearance-lefty..sugar
Maiden name –last name before marriage for a woman, after marriage some women choose to keep both names (maiden and married) and hyphenate their last name
Pseudonym-official name but different from your real name-kept for privacy reasons..writers have a pen name-stage actors/entertainers. Musicians-stage name
Alias-alternative name-used usually by criminals to deceive people
Named after-named after a certain person or in honor of that person
Didn’t catch your name-didn’t hear someone introducing their name-polite way of asking them to repeat it again
I’m terrible with names-have difficulty remembering names
Does the name ring a bill/mean anything to you-does a name sound familiar/do you recognize the name from somewhere
Protect their good name-preserving their good reputation
To give a bad name-to cause people to lose respect for a person or thing
Make a name for yourself-become well known for your work or activity
Household name-known by a lot of people
Call someone names-calling someone by a rude or offensive name to insult the fatty
Clear your name-proving yourself innocent after being suspected or accused of a crime
Drop names-emotions the name of important people that one is connected with to make oneself appear important
Don’t want to name names-don’t want to reveal names of people who are involved in something..especially something illegal
You name it-anything you want or can imagine

British Pronunciation - /əʊ/ vowel sound (oh / throw / although)

source: ETJ English    2017年1月25日
In this British pronunciation lesson, I talk about another very important vowel sound. You need to practice this if you want to sound like a fluent British English speaker.
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source: Mark Kulek    2017年1月18日

Drinking Vocabulary

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me    2014年3月18日
How can you talk about how drunk you were last night? ...Or are going to be tonight? This lesson we show you the levels of being drunk, and the wonderful things it does to your body!
Of course there are more ways to say "drunk", but we couldn't fit them all in this video! So here they are:
Effed, Pissed, Legless, F**ked, Tipsy,Wrecked, Schlitzed, Merry, Three sheets to the wind, Blind, Pickled, Leathered, Buzzed, Off the wagon, Trashed, On a bender, Looped/loopy, Gunned, Pixilated, Ripped, Sloshed, Gone, Done, Hammered, Wasted, Sauced, Liquored up, Boozy, Happy, Wrecked, Stiff, Intoxicated, Under the Influence, Plastered, Inebriated, Loaded, Tanked, Decimated, Dot Cottoned
Battered, Befuggered, Bernard Langered, Bladdered, Blasted, Blathered, Bleezin, Blitzed, Blootered, Blottoed, Bluttered, Boogaloo, Brahms & Liszt, Buckled, Burlin, Cabbaged, Chevy Chased, Clobbered
Decimated, Dot Cottoned, Druck-steaming, Drunk as a Lord, Drunk as a skunk, Etched, Fecked, Fleemered (Germany), Four to the floor, Gatted, Goosed, Got my beer goggles on, Guttered (Inverness), Had a couple of shickers, Hammer-blowed, Hammered, Hanging, Having the whirlygigs, Howling, Inebriated, Intoxicated, Jahalered, Jaiked up (West of Scotland), Jan'd - abbrev for Jan Hammered, Jaxied, Jeremied, Jolly, Kaned, Lagged up, Lamped, Langered (Ireland) [also langers, langerated], Laroped, or alt. larrupt, Lashed, Leathered, Legless, Liquored up (South Carolina), Locked, Locked out of your mind (Ireland), Loo la, Mad wey it, Mandoo-ed, Mangled, Manky, Mashed, Meff'd, Merl Haggard, Merry, Minced, Ming-ho, Minging, Moired, Monged, Monkey-full, Mottled, Mullered, Newcastled, Nicely irrigated with horizontal lubricant, Off me pickle, Off me trolley, On a campaign, Out of it, Out yer tree, Paggered, Palintoshed, Paraletic, Peelywally, Peevied, Pickled, Pie-eyed, Pished, Plastered, Poleaxed, Pollatic, Rat-legged (Stockport), Ratted, Ravaged, Razzled, Reek-ho, Rendered, Rosy glow, Rubbered, Ruined, Saying hello to Mr Armitage, Scattered, Schindlers, Screwed, Scuttered (Dublin), Shedded [as in " My shed has collapsed taking most of the fence with it"], Slaughtered, Sloshed, Smashed, Snatered (Ireland), Snobbled (Wales), Sozzled, Spangled, Spannered, Spiffed, Spongelled, Squiffy, Steamin, Steampigged, Stocious, Stonkin, Tanked, Tashered, Tipsy, Trashed, Trollied, Troubled, Trousered, Twisted, Warped, Wasted, Wellied, With the fairies, Wrecked, Zombied

SET phrasal verbs

source: MrSkypelessons     2017年1月24日
Here is an English lesson on some of the most common phrasal verbs which contain the verb SET. Answer the following questions:

1) How much time do you set aside for learning English?
2) Which skills and qualities set you apart from your colleagues?
3) Have you ever been set upon? What happened?
4) How much did your computer set you back?
5) What time did you set off for work this morning?
6) Are you able to set forth clearly your ideas in a meeting?

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Visual Vocabulary - To Hit the Nail on the Head

source: EnglishAnyone    2016年11月26日
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Today’s expression is “to hit the nail on the head.” This is a very common idiom meaning to do or say something exactly right.
A nail consists of three parts, the point at the end, the long shaft, called the shank, and the head.
When hitting the head of a nail with a hammer, you sometimes don’t strike the nail perfectly, leading the nail to bend or move in a way that makes it difficult to drive into the wood. But when you hit the nail on the head perfectly, the nail slides quickly and easily into the wood.
From this physical idea, we get the figurative idea of doing or saying something perfectly when we “hit the nail on the head.” The “nail” in this case may be an action we perform, or something we say that’s perfect for the situation.

# “To hit the nail on the head” can be used in both professional and casual situations:
A: Tom had a really great idea about how to solve the problem with the product.
B: Yeah! He really hit the nail on the head.

A: Your sister hit the nail on the head when she got a perfect 10 at the gymnastics competition.
B: I know! She’s been practicing for a really long time.

A: What do you think of the idea?
B: You didn’t quite hit the nail on the head, but you’re not far off.

A: I’m a bit worried about my presentation. Are you sure it’s OK?
B: Don’t worry. You’re guaranteed to hit the nail on the head!

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English at University: 7 - Learn phrases about getting yourself heard

source: BBC Learning English     2016年10月24日
Mary's had her first Business Studies lecture and now she's decided to go to Professor Not's evening seminar – that's when a group of students meet with their teacher to discuss what they've learnt. But the problem is there's always a chatterbox – you know, someone who likes to do all the talking!
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It's time for English at University - the series that teaches some English phrases to help you through your first year of study abroad. Mary's had her first Business Studies lecture and now she's decided to go to Professor Not's evening seminar - that's when a group of students meet with their teacher to discuss what they've learnt. But the problem is there's always a chatterbox - you know, someone who likes to do all the talking...

Prof Not
So glad you could make my seminar Mary... although I don't know where everyone else is... maybe it's the rain.

...well, it is quite wet out there...

...there you go Robert - red wine for you and - oh, hello... it's Mary isn't it?

What are you doing here - I thought you just did administration?

I do... but Robert, I mean Professor Not, likes help with his spreadsheets and photocopying and stuff.

Prof Not
Yes, I give you a lift home after the seminar - as you live round the corner from me.

Oh right, I didn't know...

...anyway, don't mind me. I'll just sit here while you chat about clever things like business - is it just you tonight Mary?

I'm not too late am I... you did say eight o'clock?

Prof Not
Yes I did - come and sit down... no, not on my books... just there. Have you met Sharon?


Prof Not
So, let's begin shall we. Now I talked about business being an economic system, but what do we mean by 'system'?

I think...

Well, obviously a system is a thing... you know...


And 'economic' is about... the economy. Yeah?

Daniel - put a sock in it! You can't get a word in edgeways with him around. Mary, don't let him dominate the conversation - he needs to pipe down and you need to speak up - be polite but firm and say you want a chance to speak...

Oh right, if I must. Daniel - would you mind if I had a chance to speak please?

Oh right... yeah, of course... I was just explaining that economics is...

I know... but I would like to say something too, if you don't mind.

Prof Not
Exactly. I think Mary should give us her views - so Daniel... zip it... please.

Thank you for giving me the chance to speak. I'd like to contribute to the discussion and say that to be in business you need something to sell.

Oh, that's very good Mary.

Excellent Mary - very impressive. Once Daniel stopped talking your ears off, you finally got a chance to express yourself with the help of these useful phrases...

Would you mind if I had a chance to speak please?
I would like to say something too, if you don't mind.
Thank you for giving me the chance to speak.
I'd like to contribute to the discussion please.

You can practise these phrases, pick up a few more plus learn some top tips for studying in the UK on our website at Now, how's Professor Not's seminar going?

Prof Not I think you'll find some useful stuff in my book 'Mind Your Own Business' - but we'll call it a day for now - I'll see you at my next lecture.

Oh yes... thank you... it's all very interesting.

Oh look at the rain out there - it's pouring. Still giving me a lift home Robert, hmmm?

Prof Not
Yes, yes, of course - maybe I could drop you off on the way home too Mary?

If it's not too much trouble...

Prof Not
Of course not Mary. But sorry Daniel, it's quite a small car so I don't think we'll fit you in.


How to deal with workplace conflicts - Develop your personality and business skills.

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world    2016年2月8日

1. Approach a conflict with an open mind.
2. Control your emotions.
3. Stop assuming.
4. View a conflict as an opportunity.

Food You Hate to Eat - Fun English Lesson

source: Twominute English    2013年3月8日
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0:07 Here are some phrases and words you can use to talk about food you hate
0:14 Hey Pearl. What are you doing?
0:17 Hey Katy. Nothing much. I’m just trying to make some beet salad.
0:21 Beet salad ? You gotta be kidding me!
0:24 I’m not. What’s wrong about that?
0:28 Eww.. I just hate beets.
0:31 Oh! I didn't know you had such a strong opinion about it.
0:34 But I do. I never liked it. I prefer to skip a meal rather than eating it.
0:40 Well, I’ll keep that in mind next time I invite you over for dinner!
0:49 Let’s order something Jamie. I’m really hungry.
0:53 So am I. Any suggestions?
0:56 I think a pizza would be fine. What do you say?
0:59 Yeah sure. It’s a great idea.
1:02 But make sure there won’t be any anchovies on it.
1:05 Why? Don't you like them? Or are you allergic or something?
1:10 I can’t even stand their smell! I’m fine with anything else you order. Just don’t include anchovies.
1:17 Gosh, they are disgusting.
1:20 Alright, alright!. I’ll ask for a Margherita. No anchovies on that.
1:25 Yeah, that'd be perfect!
1:32 Hey Jake. What’s up?
1:34 Not much.
1:36 Man, something smells bad in here. Didn't you notice it?
1:42, I did not.
1:46 Oh, it has to be this awful, smelly and moldy cheese you insist to eat.
1:52 Were you having it just now?
1:55 Ah, c’mon. Yes, I just had some salad with it. Bleu cheese goes well with many things
2:01 I love it. It just looks kindda ugly, that’s all!
2:06 Is that so?
2:08 Absolutely.
2:10 Well, I guess people are strange.
2:19 Honey, I think I’ll make a fruitcake for Christmas.
2:22 Oh, don’t take this the wrong way but please make something else.
2:28 You don’t like it?
2:30 My mom used to make it every year but I never even tasted it.
2:36 Oh, but that’s just food prejudice
2:39 Maybe. But how can I taste something that looks like it’s been around for centuries?!
2:45 Okay, okay. I’ll just make something else.
2:48 Thank you!
2:54 I just hate beets.
2:59 I never liked it.
3:03 I can’t even stand their smell!
3:08 Gosh, they are disgusting.
3:14 I prefer to skip a meal rather than eating it.
3:21 I never even tasted it.
3:26 It just looks kindda ugly, that's all.