CNN 10 with subtitles | February 7, 2017 | U.S. immigration order update | Daily Listening

source: Daily Listening     2017年2月6日
CNN 10 | February 7, 2017 | U.S. immigration order update | Daily Listening hightlights: We begin today by reporting on legal developments concerning a U.S. immigration order, conflict in the European nation of Ukraine, and what some scientists are all calling evidence of a "lost continent." We're also feature a flu vaccine report as influenza season peaks in America.
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How to negotiate in English: Vocabulary, expressions, and questions to save you $$$

source: English Lessons with Alex    2017年2月6日
Want to save money? Getting the best price can be hard, and it's even harder if you aren't comfortable using the language you have to negotiate in. In this useful English lesson, you'll learn how to get a better deal by negotiating prices. You'll learn phrases and vocabulary you can use to get a better price on your car, house, or on any item at a local market. Learn about the different ways you can ask about prices politely, so you can get more for less! I'll also teach you some helpful vocabulary we use to talk about prices, like "pricey", "ballpark", "halfway", and many more. You'll also learn a little bit about cultural aspects of negotiating prices in North America.

Different Meanings of 'Back' in Phrasal Verbs

source: Oxford Online English   2014年10月6日
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Phrasal verbs with back are common in English. You have probably heard and used verbs such as give back, pay back or call back. Sometimes, phrasal verbs with back have a similar meaning or association. In this lesson, you can learn more about the different ways to use back in phrasal verbs. You can see how to use the verbs in a sentence, so that you can use the new vocabulary when you speak English.

English Phonics Short 'i' Vowel Practice

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月24日
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English Pronunciation | Food Vocabulary - British & American English

source: mmmEnglish    2015年9月30日
Have you ever been confused by two different English nouns that are names for the same thing? Think, tomato sauce and ketchup, or chips and french fries!
In this lesson, Emma explains some of the differences between British and American English Vocabulary. That’s right – there are different English nouns for the same types of food, depending on where you are in the world! Arrrrgh!
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Like, love, hate (Learn English 06)

source: EF podEnglish    2008年3月27日
Learn to talk about what you like, love, and hate in English. In this beginner English lesson you will see people discussing what types of activities they like and don't like.
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How to use phrasal verbs like a native English speaker

source: Go Natural English    2016年5月20日
Learn how to use phrasal verbs like an American
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Halloween Idioms

source: EnglishAnyone   2011年10月8日
In honor of Halloween, here are some spooky Halloween idioms from! Enjoy and feel free to use them any time of the year!

A Devil Of A Job
A devil of a job is something extremely difficult to do.
We had a devil of a job trying to clean our home after the hurricane blew off the roof.

A Witch-hunt
A witch-hunt is the attempt to find and persecute, or punish, people believed to have dangerous, or unpopular, ideas or opinions. Real witch-hunts for people believed to be witches have occurred throughout history, but this idiom can be used to describe any situation where people are unjustly harassed for thinking differently.
Many people were unjustly accused during Senator McCarthy's witch-hunt for communists in America in the 1950's.

A Scaredy-cat
A scaredy-cat is someone who is frightened, or extremely scared, without reason. This is an informal idiom usually used by children.
Because my younger brother is such a scaredy-cat, he won't go down into the basement by himself.

Frankenstein's Monster
A Frankenstein's monster is something that is initially designed to be helpful but breaks free of control and ends up causing more harm than good.
Genetically modified plants may become Frankenstein's monsters that do more to hurt humanity than help it.

Be Chilled To The Bone
To be chilled to the bone means to be extremely cold. You are so cold that you can feel the cold in the core of your body.
I was chilled to the bone after playing outside all day long in the middle of winter.

Dead To The World
Someone dead to the world is in very deep sleep. This idiom can also be used to describe anyone so absorbed in something that they cannot be pulled from it.
My son is dead to the world when he plays his favorite video game.

Bad Blood
When people feel dislike or hate for one another, it is said that they have bad blood between them.
There has been bad blood between the two kangaroos ever since their fight.

Go Through Hell
To go through hell means to experience something very unpleasant for a long time.
I went through hell during my basic training in the army, but it made me stronger.

English at University: 15 - Giving and getting feedback

source: BBC Learning English    2016年12月20日
Mary's in Professor Not's office today to get feedback on her work. Will she be happy with the grade she's been given or is it a case of 'could do better'?
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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. It's almost the end of Mary's first term at the University of Studies. She's settled in well and made some new friends but today's the day to find out how well her studying's going when she gets some feedback from Professor Not.

Prof. Not
Hello Mary. Take a seat… no, I mean sit down. So let's review your progress this term. How's it been?

I think it's been…

Sorry to interrupt. There's your tea… biscuits… I got you those chocolate ones you like … and the files you asked for… and I got those tickets for the show tonight OK?

Prof. Not
Err. Thank you Sharon. Could you errr… file those away for me please?


Prof. Not
Now where was I? Ah yes – your term so far. How's it been?

Well. Very good… I think. I was a little homesick but everyone's been so supportive, especially Sharon.


Oh yes, I concur, she's a real brick! Well that's good to hear. I know you've had to adapt to our strange British ways… and that might explain some of these notes I've written about you. Work – average, needs to work on expressing ideas more clearly… I'm a bit concerned about progress, maybe a little wet behind the ears… goodness, did I really write that?

I beg to differ Mary – I mean I don't agree. He can't be talking about you! I think you need to offer some feedback on his feedback and get him to see eye-to-eye with you.

I can't do that. He's the professor.

He may be in charge but he's not always right. You are entitled to say 'I find your comments a bit harsh', 'I feel I have put in 100 per cent effort this term' and 'what evidence do you have for your feedback?'. Try that and make it clear you think he's wrong – but be polite.

It won't be easy but I'll try. Professor Not… I like you.

Prof. Not
Oh thank you.

I mean you are a good teacher and have been very helpful. As you know I feel I have put in 100 per cent effort this term…

Prof. Not
I couldn't agree more.

So I find your comments a bit harsh and a little unfair. I mean, what evidence do you have for your feedback?

Prof. Not
Err well… let's look at the mark for your assignment… shall we? It says here D minus. Hmm, is that right?

D minus! No it can't be… I worked so hard… and…

Sorry, more biscuits… what's going on and why is Mary crying? Robert, what have you done? Come on Mary, I'll make you a nice cup of tea.

Oh dear. This feedback session hasn't gone to plan. Giving feedback is supposed to be a positive and useful experience but Professor Not seems to have gone too far by using these phrases…

Work is average.
Needs to work on expressing ideas more clearly.
I'm a bit concerned about your progress.
A little wet behind the ears.

But Mary stood her ground with these phrases…

I feel I have put in 100 per cent effort this term.
I find your comments a bit harsh.
What evidence do you have for your feedback?

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, let's hope Sharon can explain Professor Not's comments and make him see sense.

There's your tea. I know Robert... I mean Professor Not had a late night last night, maybe he got confused? Can you not just agree to disagree? Now let's have a look at these files… oh dear…

What is it Sharon?

I seem to have given him the wrong file. He was reading the comments he'd written for Daniel Smythe. Ooopps.

Hello you two. Time for my feedback session with the old Prof. Can't wait to hear all the great things he's got to say about me. It's been such a brilliant term.

Errr… you'd better go in.

Buying at a supermarket - Shopping English Lesson

source: Twominute English    2013年3月25日
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0:07  In this lesson, we will learn what to say when you need to ask for help in a supermarket.
0:19 Hey. I wanted to buy oats. Can you help me out?
0:24 Sure Sir. Which brand are you looking for?
0:27 I’m looking for Kelloggs. On which counter will I find it?
0:32 It’s counter three. It’s at the back, near the dairy section.
0:36 Thanks. Will I find the other brands on the same counter?
0:41 Yes! We have all the major brands displayed there.
0:45 Okay! Thanks for your help.
0:49 You’re welcome
0:56 Hi. I got some stuff and now I’m wondering. Do you take credit cards?
1:03 Yes Sir. We do.
1:04 Do you accept cards from all banks?
1:08 Yes Sir. Any American Bank would do.
1:11 I have a Citibank credit card.
1:14 That would be fine Sir. Can I have your card to swipe?
1:17 Sure. Here it is.
1:26 I have a loyalty card from here. Will that grant me any discount?
1:31 Yes Sir. It will get you 5% off on the total purchase.
1:36 Can I club it with another discount card?
1:40 No Sir. I’m sorry. That’s not allowed.
1:43 Ok. That’s not a problem. Is it going to get me loyalty points too?
1:49 Yes Sir. Every time you pay with it, you get some points which you can redeem later on.
1:55 That’s great. Thanks for the information. I didn't know that.
2:06 Hi. I want to buy some canned tomatoes. But I see none displayed. Do you have more in stock?
2:15 I’m not sure Sir. Which brand do you prefer?
2:18 I don’t have a favorite one. Any of them will do as long as it’s not too expensive.
2:25 Actually all the brands are almost in the same price range.
2:28 I am sure we have some brands in stock. Let me check.
2:31 Will it take long?
2:34 Not at all Sir. Yes we have some. In aisle 3. Look at the third row from left.
2:42 Okay. Thanks!
2:47 Hey. I wanted to buy oats. Can you help me out?
2:55 On which counter will I find it?
3:02 Do you take credit cards?
3:07 Do you accept cards from all banks?
3:14 I have a loyalty card from here. Will that grant me any discount?
3:25 Can I club it with another discount card?
3:33 I want to buy some canned tomatoes. But I see none displayed.
3:43 Do you have more in stock?