CNN 10 with subtitles | February 6, 2017 | Deep Space Travel | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening   2017年2月5日
CNN 10 | February 6, 2017 | Deep space travel | Daily Listening hightlights: Get ready for liftoff: Today's special edition of CNN 10 is taking you up, up and away as we focus on space. Hear arguments for and against deep space travel. Find out what kind of vehicle would be needed. And consider the potential effects of long-term missions on the human body.
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Phrasal Verbs With Look

source: Oxford Online English   2015年2月2日
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The five phrasal verbs with 'look' in this lesson:
1) Look out for
2) Look around
3) Look down on
4) Look into
5) Look ahead

--'Look out for' can have different meanings. The most common meaning is that you pay attention because something might happen or appear. It can have a similar meaning to 'be careful for', but we don't always use it about bad things. For example, if you are waiting for a friend, you might look out for them—you try to recognise them and see them coming.
--'Look around' means to visit all parts of a place. For example, if you want to rent an apartment, you might go to look around it first. If you are a tourist, you look around a city, to see what there is.
--'Look down on' means to treat someone with disrespect or contempt. If you look down on someone, it means you think you are better than others. It has quite a negative meaning, and is often used to describe people who are arrogant or snobby.
--'Look into' has a similar meaning to 'investigate'. It means to do research, or try to find out details about something. For example, the police might investigate a crime, or you might look into possible solutions to a problem at work.
--'Look ahead' means to think about the future and make long-term plans. It's common in business/professional contexts.

07 everyday expressions with 'NO'

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年2月6日
In this English lesson by Niharika you will learn English phrases with the word NO which are used in everyday English conversation. Practice these phrases to improve your English speaking skills.

No Big Deal: Used to indicate that something is of little consequence.
Eg: We have to pay a little extra for the tickets, it's no big deal.

No Hard feelings: No feeling of being upset or angry
Eg: I hope you don't have any hard feelings after the meeting yesterday.

No kidding: Used to express surprise or disbelief
Eg: He actually proposed to her in front of the entire office, no kidding!

No offence: Generally accompanies a statement that could be regarded as insulting but is not meant to be.
Eg: Excuse the comment last evening , no offence meant.

No pain no gain: It is necessary to suffer or work hard in order to succeed
Eg: I need to hit the gym regularly now, as they say , no pain no gain.

No way: Certainly not
Eg: There's no way our candidate will lose these elections

No wonder: It is not surprising
Eg: Your first trip to London ? No wonder you're so excited!

English Phonics Long 'i' Vowel Practice

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
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Dinner at Home | Present Continuous

source: mmmEnglish    2015年9月6日
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- Practice the present continuous tense.
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- Listen to native speakers having a casual, relaxed conversation between friends.
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Grocery shopping (Learn English 05)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年11月28日
Learn to ask and answer questions in English using "do" and "don't" in the present tense. In this beginner English lesson you will see people going grocery shopping and asking yes/no questions in English. These questions can be answered with "do" and "don't". Visit for more information about learning online and a free trial of Englishtown; or to see our study English abroad programs.

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Visual Vocabulary - Back to the Drawing Board

source: EnglishAnyone    2016年11月7日
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Today’s expression is “Back to the drawing board.” This is a very common idiom meaning to return to the planning stage of an operation after a failure.
Imagine you’re the coach of a basketball team. Your players are gathered around you during a huddle and you draw out a play on a clipboard for the last possession of the game.
Unfortunately, the play doesn’t work and your team loses the game. You must now go back to the drawing board – and this can be a physical board or a figurative conversation about how to try things again – to create a new play for the next time you need it in a game.
Going back to the drawing board isn’t totally negative, though. You’re admitting to a mistake when you use this expression, but demonstrating your willingness to learn and try again.

# “Back to the drawing board” is a phrase you can use in both professional and casual situations:
A: Looks like the experiment didn’t work as planned.
B: I guess we’re going back to the drawing board.

A: You don’t really think you can make this machine fly, do you?
B: We might need to make a few trips back to the drawing board, but I’m confident we’ll make something that can fly!

A: You made me a shirt with THREE sleeves!
B: Sorry about that! Back to the drawing board.

A: I heard their division had to scrap their marketing plan after the boss hated it.
B: Yep. They’re going back to the drawing board.

English at University: 14 - Asking for something you've lost

source: BBC Learning English     2016年12月13日
Mary's having trouble with her university assignment again. She saved her work on a memory stick - which has gone missing in Daniel's chaotic bedroom. Has anyone handed in the missing memory stick to the Lost Property office?
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Welcome back to English at University - the series that teaches some English phrases to help you through your first year at university.
Mary's trying to get hold of her assignment which is saved on Daniel's memory stick – it was in his trouser pocket. Not anymore and the hunt is now on to find it.

Now I put it in my pocket here and walked over there and through the door…

You should be more careful. Goodness you've got stuff all over the place!

It may look chaotic but I'm sure it's here somewhere. It's got my name on it. Oh it's no good - you'll have to go to the lost property office and see if it's in there.


Well I'll carry on looking for it in here. Just go down the corridor, turn left and then right, the office is behind the student union. Just tell them 'I've lost a memory stick' or something.

Oh, ok. See you later.

Err Mary – don't be too hasty. You can't just say 'I've lost a memory stick' or something – he hasn't got a clue!
When you get to the lost property office, just say 'I wonder if you can help me please? I'm looking for a memory stick that I lost earlier.' And 'has anyone handed in a memory stick today?'

And if they haven't got it?

Say that you would like them to let you know if gets handed in. Give them your details and hopefully it will turn up – it'll be found. Look you're here now…

OK thanks.


Err, hello. I've… lost something.

Good… I mean, good you're in the right place – the LOST property office.

Right. Good. Well. I wonder if you can help me please? Earlier today I… well, my friend… lost a memory stick somewhere on the university campus.

Memory stick? We've got thousands of those.

Oh I see. I wonder… has anyone handed in my memory stick… a black one, with the name Daniel Smythe written on it? It's very precious to me.

What, the memory stick or Daniel Smythe?! Look, I'll see what we've got. Nope, nothing there. Sorry.

Oh no. Well, if somebody hands it in, please can you let me know? Here are my contact details.

Alright but I don't think there's much chance of it turning up.

Oh dear Mary. Things aren't looking good. Daniel's organisational skills seem a bit haphazard. In future, don't trust Daniel with anything valuable. Anyway, you've done your best trying to find that memory stick by using these phrases…

I wonder if you can help me please?
Has anyone handed in my memory stick?
If somebody hands it in, please can you let me know?
Here are my contact details.

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Never mind Mary, I'm sure it will turn up – but now it's time to do some washing at the laundrette…

I've searched everywhere and I just don't know what's happened to it… anyway how do you use these stupid washing machines?

The clothes go in there… the money goes in there… and the powder goes there. Is this the first wash you've done this term?

It's the first wash I've ever done - my mum usually does my washing. Hold on, what's this at the bottom? The memory stick! It was wrapped up in with my dirty pants!

Yuk! You'd better get those in the machine and I'll get that to Professor Not as soon as possible.

Crisis averted!

The Proper Usage of 'Will' in English Conversations

source: Twominute English     2013年3月24日
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0:01 Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.
0:07 In this lesson, we will study how to use ‘will’ properly
0:17 In English, ‘will’ is often used to express future and certainty. For example:
0:25 The Sun will shine tomorrow.
0:28 Luke knows that the Sun rises every morning. He has used “will” to express how certain he is about that.
0:37 I think Harry will arrive in Paris at 6 p.m.
0:42 In this example, Luke is talking about a person who will get to Paris in the future. That is why ‘will’ has been used.
0:51 I’ll have a word with you in a moment.
0:54 In this example, Luke is asking someone to wait for an action that will take place in the future.
1:01 We usually use the contracted forms when we speak.
1:06 Next year she'll be 42. Or so she says.
1:11 In this example, Luke is clearly referring to the future too.
1:17 Will you accompany me to the backyard?
1:20 Here, Luke is making a request or inviting someone to go with him to the backyard.
1:28 I will never forget you.
1:31 This is a promise. We use ‘will’ to express promises.
1:37 I will have you fired if you insist on doing this.
1:41 And this is a threat. ‘Will’ is also used for threats.
1:47 Now let’s see a sample conversation.
1:56 It’ll rain tomorrow so no beach for you, Luke.
2:00 How can you be so sure?
2:03 I checked the weather forecast. Will you join me at the movies instead?
2:08 In that case I’ll be glad to join you.
2:11 That’s great. When will you leave work?
2:15 I’ll leave the office at 6. I’ll pick you up at 7.
2:20 I’ll be ready.
2:25 The Sun will shine tomorrow.
2:33 I’ll have a word with you in a moment.
2:40 Will you accompany me to the backyard?
2:49 I will never forget you.
2:55 It’ll rain tomorrow.
3:01 In that case I’ll be glad to join you.
3:08 When will you leave work?
3:14 I’ll leave the office at 6.
3:19 I’ll pick you up at 7.
3:24 I’ll be ready.
# relevant grammar videos: simple future--"will," "be going to," and "be about to"