CNN 10 with subtitles | February 3, 2017 | Super Bowl LI approaches | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening    2017年2月2日
CNN 10 | February 3, 2017 | Super Bowl LI approaches | Daily Listening hightlights: Today's stories on CNN 10 include tensions between the U.S. and Iran, following a recent missile test by the Middle Eastern country. After some 10-Second Trivia on earthquakes, we're examining these natural events in depth. And as Super Bowl LI approaches, we're explaining the significance of the event and showing you how it's not only men who participate in the sport of tackle football.
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Different Meanings of 'Out' in Phrasal Verbs

source: Oxford Online English     2015年3月23日
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There are hundreds of English phrasal verbs with the preposition 'out'. Sometimes, different verbs with 'out' can have similar meanings. In this lesson, you can learn about what 'out' means in phrasal verbs, and see how to use some common verbs with the preposition 'out'.
Some common meanings of 'out' in English phrasal verbs are:
1) Not at home, not at work ('go out to buy some bread')
2) Not to have any more of something ('run out of money')
3) Make something visible to others ('put food out on the table')
4) Not burning or lit ('the fire went out because the wood was wet')
5) To many people or places at one time ('the teacher gave out the exam papers')
6) Not included socially ('she feels a bit left out because no one's talking to her')

In this lesson, you can learn more about the way that these different meanings of the preposition 'out' are used in English phrasal verbs. You'll see that there's often a connection between different verbs with 'out'. For example, the phrasal verbs 'hand out', 'give out' and 'send out' all have the idea of 'to many people at one time'.
If you understand the meaning of prepositions in phrasal verbs, and how they are used, it will be much easier to learn and remember English phrasal verbs.
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Alphabet Sounds

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
Follow Shaw English: Sarah as she says the English alphabet including all the vowel and consonant sounds.
This is the second video in the English Phonics video series. Always repeat after the teacher to improve your English pronunciation.

Learn English Phrasal Verbs: TRACK DOWN

source: Espresso English    2017-02-01 - Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course
1. monitor someone/something
2. find someone/something after looking for it
3. use someone/something in a negative way

Cooking Verbs & How to Poach an Egg! (mmmEnglish 01)

source: mmmEnglish    2015年9月7日
In the very first mmmEnglish Video Lesson, Emma introduces some simple cooking verbs. She's making a very simple breakfast dish to demonstrate these verbs - it’s called poached eggs on toast!! The best way to learn new words is in the context of a larger story, so enjoy watching and then practice by making your own eggs at home! :-)
In this video you will:
- Learn over 15 cooking verbs.
- Hear the imperative form (used when giving instructions in English)
- Meet Emma!! Your native English teacher :-)
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Families (Learn English 03)

source: EF podEnglish   2008年3月27日
Learn to talk about your family in English. In this beginner English lesson you will see people talking about their extended families and asking questions about the families of others. You will learn the vocabulary to talk about your aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
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How to Talk About Probability (English Idioms)

source: Go Natural English    2014年11月26日
What is the difference between “There’s sure to be…,” “There’s bound to be…, ” and
“There’s likely to be…”?

-“There’s sure to be…” means that you’re positive something is going to exist or happen.
For example, “There’s sure to be food and drinks”.
-“There’s bound to be…” is very similar to the first expression. I can be used interchangeably with “There’s sure to be…”
The last idiomatic phrase doesn’t imply as much certainty as the first two expressions.
For example, “There’s likely to be food, but we should eat just in case. I don’t want to be hungry”.
Can you see the difference?
When you read English and listen to people talk, see how many times you come across these expressions. Take note of the contexts in which they were used.
Try and use them yourself!

Bring up, Do over, Find out, Hand in - Learn Common English Phrases

source: Twominute English    2013年3月13日
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0:06 In this lesson we will study these common expressions: bring up, do over, find out and hand in.
0:24 We’ll meet Monika today John so please do me a favor and don’t bring up her break-up with Tom.
0:30 Do you think I’m a fool Marc? I know she’s very upset about it. I won’t bring it up for sure.
0:38 Thank you. Gina and I were with her last week and Gina brought it up. Monika got very upset.
0:45 Gina has no tact. She doesn't think before she speaks. I won’t make the same mistake.
0:51 Good Marc. Tell you what! You can bring up the results of our football match yesterday. She loves football.
0:57 Alright Marc.
1:06 This report is awful Marc . Did you actually study before writing it?
1:09 I am sorry sir, but I did study a lot. I used many references.
1:13 I don’t think so. You can’t finish your PhD with this kind of work. You’ll need to do it over again.
1:18 Do it over again? But I spent two weeks doing this.
1:22 It’s just not exhaustive enough. You need more research. I’ll need it done over and I can’t compromise with that.
1:29 Okay professor. I will do it over. You must give me an extension.
1:34 Sure, I understand. I will give you the entire month.
1:44 Ben! You are drunk again! You promised! Didn't you think I’d find out?
1:51 Umm... Martha! I was out with the boys and they stopped at the pub. It was only a beer.
1:59 But you promised! You said you wouldn't drink again when I found out about your drinking last week
2:05 You must keep your promises, Ben!
2:09 I always do! It was not my fault. There was so much peer pressure! I told my friends you would found out but they didn’t listen.
2:20 You have terrible friends Ben, they don’t care about you.
2:24 I found that out last night. They made me pay for the drinks too.
2:38 Mr. Ramen, did you hand in the research for my presentation?
2:42 Yes sir, I handed it in this morning. It’s in your email, I am sure.
2:49 Oh thank you. I haven’t checked my mail all day long
2:52 No problems sir, you know I always hand in my task on time.
2:57 I do Mr. Ramen. I depend on you a lot. You can always be relied to hand in your work on time.
3:04 Thank you sir. I value efficiency.
3:10 Mr. Ramen, did you hand in the research for my presentation?
3:16 You have terrible friends Ben, they don’t care about you.
3:24 You are drunk again! You promised! Didn't you think I’d find out?
3:36 You can bring up the results of our football match yesterday. She loves football.
3:47 You can’t finish your PhD with this kind of work. You’ll need to do it over again.

Visual Vocabulary - Don't Rain on My Parade

source: EnglishAnyone    2016年9月22日
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Today’s expression is “Don’t rain on my parade.” This is a very common idiom used when you’re in a happy or positive mood, but someone gives you unfortunate news that makes you feel bad, sad or frustrated, usually because it negatively affects your plans.
A parade is a fun and exciting event where people of all ages gather to watch a stream of things like people or vehicles traveling down local streets.
Parades typically happen in good weather, and can be for things like important holidays, sports victories and school celebrations.
The worst thing that can happen during a parade is rain, so when someone tells you not to rain on their parade, they’re saying that they don’t want you to say anything that might change their mood or plans.
Of course, in these situations, you can say something you might find in a textbook like “Pleas don’t say anything that might make me feel sad, angry or disappointed.” But you’ll sound much more native and natural if you just say “Don’t rain on my parade.”

# “Don’t rain on my parade” can be used in both professional and casual situations:
A: We were able to get chairs for the party, but they don’t have any legs!
B: Don’t rain on my parade!

A: I hate to rain on your parade, but the elevator is being fixed right now. So, you’ll have to walk up to the 90th floor.
B: Why does this always happen when I come into work?!

A: If you tell her that she can’t have her wedding at her favorite church on her birthday, you’ll really rain on her parade.
B: Well, it is available, but only in the middle of the night.

A: Not to rain on your parade, but it looks like the merger of the two companies won’t happen this year.
B: But we’ve been working on that deal for nearly a year!

A: Do you want to know what happens at the end???
B: No! Don’t rain on my parade by spoiling the plot of the movie!

A: I’ve never had a visit from the boss in my office before. Am I getting fired?
B: I’m definitely not here to rain on your parade. You’re actually getting a promotion!

English at University: 13 - Asking for extra time to complete your work

source: BBC Learning English    2016年12月8日
Mary's a good student and always does her work on time. The problem is Daniel's broken her laptop and lost her assignment. She's going to have to ask for more time to finish he work. Will she succeed?
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Welcome back to English at University where we're following Mary's first year of study abroad and helping with some useful words and phrases. The new Business Studies students have been busy working on their first assignment and now the deadline is approaching to hand them in. Will they all complete their work on time? I'm sure you have Mary!

Me? Yes. Once I got my laptop problem fixed I saved my work onto that memory stick... oh no!

What's wrong?

Daniel's got the memory stick. I must go and find him.

Good luck!

Hello Mary! Looking forward to reading that assignment of yours. Don't forget to email me by the end of the day.

Yes... yes of course you'll get it tonight.

Good. Don't forget it counts towards 20 per cent of your final exam mark. See you later.

Really! Now where is Daniel when you need him?

Yes, where is he? If you can't find him you're going to miss the deadline – may I suggest you ask for an extension. An extra period of time to get your work finished. You need to apologise to Sharon and say 'I'm having problems meeting the deadline for my assignment' and try to talk her round so that she gives you a bit more time.

But I've done my work.

We know that - but you haven't got it with you to hand in. So make sure you explain everything to Sharon and reassure her you'll get it sorted – but remember you don't get extensions for any old reason.

Ok thanks. I'll go and see her now.

Oh cheeky. Well we'll do it again if you... oh hello Mary. I'll call you back. How are things?

Good, ok, bad really. I can't find Daniel... he's got my assignment... well… it's saved on his memory stick.

Left it in his room did you?

No! Nothing like that. I've got to email it to Professor Not today and I can't find it... so I was wondering... well, 'I'm having problems meeting the deadline for my assignment… so is it possible to get an extension for my assignment - please?

We can't hand out extensions willy-nilly.

I have a very good reason for asking. I mean, it's written, it's just I can't find it.


If I could have just one more day before I hand it in, I'd be most grateful?
It won't happen again. Please?

Look, I'm seeing Robert... I mean Professor Not… this evening to go over some documents... and I could put in a good word for you... that means say you're hard working, normally reliable and you won't do it again. OK?

Sharon, you are amazing!

Ooo, nobody's ever called me that before!

Phew! It looks like Mary has managed to sweet talk Sharon into getting a deadline extension – but she had to be polite and humble. Here's a reminder of some of the phrases she used…

I'm having problems meeting the deadline for my assignment

Is it possible to get an extension for my assignment please?

I have a very good reason for asking.

If I could have just one more day before I hand it in, I'd be most grateful.

It won't happen again.

You can practise these phrases, pick up a few more plus learn some top tips for studying in the UK on our website at All Mary needs to do now is find Daniel and get hold of that memory stick.

Ah Mary, there you are – I've been looking all over the place for you.

Me too! I need that memory stick – it's got my assignment saved on it. Daniel – I had to go and ask Sharon for extra time to hand it in.


You managed to win her over did you! Well don't worry, I've got it here in my… my… oh no… it's gone… I must have dropped it.

Awkward Situations at workplace & their escape route - Interpersonal skills & Soft skills

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world    2016年3月20日

Awkward situation no 01 - Candid emails- A complete no
Unprofessional language. Avoid typing personal/candid and sarcastic email.
Wrong receiver: Check your ‘sent to’ information thoroughly

Awkward situation no 02- Caught distracted in meeting
Caught distracted: Its best to take notes; this will help you focus
Unable to comprehend: take notes; will help you ask valid questions and improve your professional image.

Awkward situation no 03 - Telling someone about the body odour
Follow these steps to reduce the awkwardness in this situation.
Ask the person to step aside and say “Hi, we need to talk!”
Be tactful: Do not point names but say “some of us have noticed that you smell differently in office at times.
Offer solution: Recommend a perfume or a cologne
Ask for an opinion: Give some time for the person to absorb this conversation and ask what he thinks about it.
More often than not, person will be receptive and accept your feedback. But the key is this conversation has to be confidential and no one else should listen to this conversation

Awkward situation no 04 - Uncomfortable topics:
Religion: Its best to not to discuss
Sexual reference: if someone is feeling uncomfortable with such topics, he/she has to assertive but polite and express his/her displeasure on this topic.
Key here is to make the other person know assertively and politically about your displeasure and get an acknowledgement from him.

Awkward situation no 05 - Too close to be comfortable
Close Proximity can make people awkward and uncomfortable. Follow these steps
Step aside and face the person standing too close
Start a small conversation.
This will make the other person realize the lack of space between you too and he/she will step back.