Answering interview questions - 02 - English at Work helps.

source: BBC Learning English     2016年7月12日
Anna's job interview continues. But with all the pressure and stress, she has frozen mid-sentence. This episode helps Anna and you find different ways to answer interview questions.
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CNN 10 with subtitles | February 17, 2017 | The issue of immigration in the U.S. | Dail...

source: Daily Listening     2017年2月16日
CNN 10 | February 17, 2017 | The issue of immigration in the U.S. | Daily Listening hightlights: The issue of immigration in the U.S. and a rare look inside a secretive, Communist nation are today's first two topics. We're also bringing you some martial arts trivia ahead of an uplifting report about a studio that's helping students with special needs. Finally, the return of hidden money from inside a recycled TV becomes the ultimate cash-back program.
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Talking about Houses and Apartments (Advanced English Conversation)

source: To Fluency 2017年2月13日
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Houses in general.
Obsessed with real estate.
The way that people live.
The way that they sell houses.
I love seeing what people do with their spaces.

So many neat old homes.
Craftsmen style houses.
The places that we grew up in.
I grew up in a really small town.
A magical place to grow up.

Tucked away back in the woods.
Very quiet and suburban.
Situated in the woods.
Out in the country.
A very nice neighborhood.

We had what we call the detached house.
A very traditional brick style house.
We had an extension put on.
I have so many fond memories.
We moved to Spain.

The industrial revolution.
They went out of favor.
Close proximity to the factory.
We have lived in all sorts of places.
We had lived in ten different houses.

We had moved all of our belongings ten different times.
The style of houses.
Stonework houses.
A rough neighborhood.
That will stand the test of time.

Family friendly area.
Story of the three pigs.
I found it quite strange when I moved here.
Apartment is American English
Flat is British English

Figuring out the basic things.
How to rent a house.
How to buy a cell phone.
A finders fee to the real estate agent.
Standing out on the balcony at dusk.

Out in the country it's lovely.
Simple but nice style.
That's an amazing place to be.
The biggest trade off.
Peace and quiet.

To be very frugal.
Trying to put pressure on us.
Dream House.
Particular features in a house.
An unlimited budget.

Detached Houses
Town House

Traditional terrace houses
Traditional brick style house
Victorian style
Craftsman style

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Where do the names of the days of the week come from?

source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)    2017年2月10日
Have you ever wondered how the days of the week got their names? In this video, I will explain their origins. You'll learn how these names are related to ancient mythology and to the planets. 'Etymology' is the study of the origin of words. Some of the days of the week have a simple etymology, like 'Sunday' -- the day of the Sun, but many of the others aren't as easy! This is a very interesting way to learn about the English language and the cultures that have influenced modern English. I'll also explain how these names relate to the French and German languages. Join me as we will travel back in history, and out into the solar system. I hope you enjoy the journey! Take the quiz to test yourself at

Abbreviations and acronyms | English writing lesson

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年2月13日
In this English writing lesson, I teach you the 4 types of abbreviations: Initialisms, acronyms, shortenings and contractions.
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Expressing Surprise and Disbelief

source: Twominute English    2013年3月29日
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0:07 In this lesson, we will see commonly used expressions of surprise and disbelief.
0:17 Hey Ronnie! I heard you got into Harvard.
0:21 Yes, I did.
0:23 Wow, man! That’s awesome!
0:27 It is, isn't it? But I studied real hard for my SATs.
0:32 So when are you leaving?
0:35 I guess next month. I already rented an apartment there.
0:39 Wow! That’s great! All by yourself?
0:44 Yup! I’ve been saving for this for a long time.
0:51 Hey Ronnie! I heard you’ll be leaving next month.
0:56 Actually, I’m going next week.
0:59 Are you kidding me? So soon?
1:02 Yeah. I have a lot to deal with when I get there. I rented an apartment too.
1:08 That’s great. How much did you have to deposit in advance?
1:13 I didn't have to pay up front. I pulled some strings so there was no deposit.
1:18 You gotta be kidding me! This is amazing. I’m so happy for you.
1:29 Where have you been, Sam? I've been calling you all day long.
1:34 I’m sorry. I was out. I forgot my phone at home.
1:38 You are unbelievable. We had plans for today
1:43 I know. I’m sorry. I forgot to tell you that I would be busy today.
1:49 What was so important?
1:52 I had to go for a baseball match.
1:55 Unbelievable. Your match was more important than our plans?
2:04 You’re unbelievable, Kate! I need some time for myself too.
2:13 Hey Mark. Did you hear it?
2:16 What happened, Sam?
2:18 Ronnie got into Harvard.
2:21 I don’t believe it. Really?
2:23 Yeah. He’s moving next week.
2:27 Is he staying at the dorm?
2:29 No. He’ll be staying in a rented apartment.
2:33 I don’t believe it, man. That’s fantastic.
2:39 Wow, man! That’s awesome!
2:45 Wow! That’s great!
2:52 Are you kidding me?
2:57 You gotta be kidding me!
3:03 You’re unbelievable, Kate!
3:08 This is amazing. I’m so happy for you.
3:15 That’s awesome!
3:19 Unbelievable.

Five Phrasal Verbs With 'Talk'

source: Oxford Online English    2014年4月26日
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English Phonics Short 'a' and Consonant Review

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月24日
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Come Have Coffee With Us! English Conversation Practice

source: mmmEnglish    2015年12月2日
In this video, you'll learn how to use the phrasal verbs 'catch up', 'cut down' and how to offer to pay the bill!
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Food (Learn English 16)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年2月7日
Learn to talk about what you like to eat in English. In this beginner English lesson you will hear people using countable and uncountable nouns to talk about food. You will see the difference between words that can be counted (an apple, two apples, some apples) and words that cannot be counted (some milk, a glass of milk). .

About How to Use the Word Though in American English

source: Go Natural English    2015年7月1日
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Clothing Idioms - 1 -

source: EnglishAnyone     2011年6月6日
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Caught With Your Pants Down
To be caught with your pants down means to be unprepared.
I was caught with my pants down when I had to give a report on a book I hadn't read.

Burn A Hole In Your Pocket
Money is burning a hole in your pocket when you want to spend it as soon as you get it.
The twenty dollars I got for my birthday is burning a hole in my pocket. I want to buy a new CD today!

Put A Sock In It
Put a sock in it s a rude way to tell someone to stop talking and be quite.
Will you put a sock in it and let me explain my side of what happened?

Birthday Suit
To wear your birthday suit means to be naked.
You were wearing nothing when you were first born. So any time you're naked, you're wearing your birthday suit!

Put Your Thinking Cap On
To put your thinking cap on means to concentrate and think hard to solve a problem.
I really had to put my thinking cap on when two of my ex-girlfriends showed up at the same party.

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve
To wear your heart on your sleeve means to show your emotions openly.
My brother wears his heart on his sleeve and isn't afraid to cry in front of other people.

Wear The Pants
To wear the pants means to be the one in charge of a group or situation.
My wife wears the pants in our family. She makes all the money and decides how we spend it.

Walk In Someone Else's Shoes
To walk in someone else's shoes means to understand their situation.
Don't judge someone until you've walked in their shoes.