CNN 10 with subtitles - March 03, 2017

source: English subtitle      2017年3月2日

Opening a presentation – 12 – English at Work helps you start the right way

source: BBC Learning English     2016年9月20日
Presentation time! It’s a big day for Anna as she presents Tip Top Trading’s new Imperial Lemon to Mr Lime at Citrus Ventures. This is her chance to make a big impression on her boss Paul and show that she can really bring in the business. How will her presentation turn out?
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Narrator: Hello, welcome to the offices of Citrus Ventures! It's a big day for Anna, she's about to present Tip Top Trading's new Imperial Lemon to Mr Lime and his colleagues. This must not go wrong.
Anna: …revoltionary laser-curve.... revolUtionary laser-curve... revol-
Narrator: How are you feeling today Anna?
Anna: Scared! I want to do really well. If I mess up and Citrus Ventures doesn't place an order, I'll be so upset.
Narrator: You're well prepared, that's the main thing. Explain clearly how your presentation will be organised.
Anna: OK. Oh dear, I didn't think of the very beginning. Can you give me examples of what I should say?
Narrator: After you've introduced yourself, you could say:
Today I'm going to... and explain. Then say:
I'll start by...
And then I'm going to move on to discuss…
And finally...
Anna: OK, like this:
Today I'm going to...
I'll start by...
And then I'm going to move on to discuss…
And finally...
Narrator: Exactly.
Anna: Right, thanks, I'll try. Everything will be fine. I feel relaxed now.
Mr Lime: Anna!
Anna: Mr Lime!
Mr Lime: How lovely to see you. You look absolutely... I've been looking forward to this for days! Everyone is waiting in the meeting room. Come this way....
Anna: Oh gosh.
Mr Lime: Everyone in Citrus Ventures is very excited about this new Imperial Lemon, so I allowed a few extras to come and watch, I hope you don't mind. All your equipment has been set up so you can begin!
Anna: Hello, I'm Anna of Top Tip Trading… I mean, Tip Top Trading, sorry! I'm very unhappy to be here.
Narrator: Anna- focus!
Anna: I mean, I'm very happy to be here.
Narrator: Anna, breathe deeply, then say:
Today I'm going to...
Anna: Today I'm going to... Today I'm going to present our revolutionary, new Imperial Lemon. I'll start by telling you a bit about Tip Top Trading and some of the exciting new developments at our company. And then…I’m going to move on to explain how the Imperial Lemon is designed and what makes it so revolutionary. And finally, you will all have a chance to see it close up for yourselves and ask questions. So, let's begin. This picture shows...
Narrator: Well, as usual, Anna seems to be turning a difficult situation into a success. She used the phrases we discussed, which made her opening clear and well-structured. She said:
Today I'm going to...
I'll start by...
And then I'm going to move on to discuss…
And finally...
But that's just the beginning, now she's got to get through the rest of the pitch – how will that go?
Anna: …this picture shows….oh no, why isn’t it working…I should just click on this….oh, what’s wrong with this stupid computer!
Narrator: Uh oh! It was all going so well but now Anna’s got computer problems. What is she going to do? We'll find out next time. Bye!

BBC News Review: Beckham's email hacked

source: BBC Learning English    2017年2月7日
David Beckham's emails have been hacked. The people who did it wanted him to pay them to keep quiet. Neil and Catherine look at the language the world's media is using to discuss this story - and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 46: May I Borrow That?

source: VOA Learning English  2017年2月24日
Anna finds out that it's Marsha's birthday. But she does not have enough money to buy a present. What will she do?
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Let's Learn English Lesson 46 Speaking Practice

source: VOA Learning English    2017年2月23日
Use this video to learn the news words in this lesson. Then learn about how to ask politely to borrow something.
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Let's Learn English Lesson 46 Pronunciation Practice

source: VOA Learning English     2017年2月23日
Use this video to learn how to pronounce the "r" sound at the end of words in American English like "stapler" and "paper."
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Slang Words Starting With C

source: EnglishAnyone    2011年11月4日
Just remember that slang is CASUAL English! Use slang with your friends and people you know well! Don't use slang with your boss, with the police if you get arrested or when meeting your girlfriend or boyfriend's parents for the first time!

Cool is a tricky English word and means different things to different people. Cool can mean relaxed under pressure, confident, smart, and serves as a general term for someone who does their own thing without caring about what others think.
My cousin is so cool! He plays the guitar and flies his own airplane.

We use the word catchy to refer to music that stays in your head. Music with a memorable or captivating beat or melody grabs or catches you. Any bit of music, even short pieces used in commercials can be catchy.
Every summer you'll hear catchy songs on the radio over and over again.

To be clueless is to not understand, or have no idea what's happening, either generally or in a specific situation. Because clues are bits of information, if I give you a clue about something, I am sharing a piece of information about it. Police usually look for clues to help solve crimes.
The suffix "less" means none at all. If I am homeless, I have no home.
I'm clueless about fixing things around my house, but I'm too cheap to hire a professional.

A cakewalk is something that is incredibly easy. This word comes from the party game of the same name where absolutely no skill is required to win one or more cakes.
My part-time job is a cakewalk. All I have to do is push a button once an hour.

A clique is a group of very close friends who usually don't socialize with non-members. Cliques usually form when large organizations like schools and companies have enough people to support smaller groupings of like-minded people. Some high school cliques you'll see in movies and TV shows include the jocks, or athletes, the pretty girls the jocks date, and the nerds, or good students who work study hard but wish they were jocks or pretty girls.
There are too many cliques to count at my school.

To cockblock a guy is to stop him, either on purpose or unintentionally, from either hitting on or sleeping with a woman he is interested in. To block something is to get in its way. In this case, the thing being blocked is the equipment in a man's pants. A man may cockblock another man if he is interested in the same woman and a woman can cockblock a man if the doesn't want him talking with her friend.
I was talking with that hot girl, but her friend cockblocked me before I could get her number.

In English slang, choice becomes an adjective that means high quality or excellent. A choice restaurant or a choice wine is considered well-chosen. Choice is only used when making an actual choice between alternatives. You can select a choice car, but you can't have a choice mom, no matter how cool she is, because you couldn't choose her.
This is a choice club! How did you get on the guest list?

To go commando is to not wear underwear. This expression is said to have come from soldiers who remove their sweaty underwear after long marches to improve ventilation.
It's a beautiful spring day and I just felt like going commando!

A chicken is someone who is scared. This word is used to challenge, taunt or tease people when they do not want to do something they are uncomfortable with. For added emphasis, the person calling someone a chicken may imitate the sound of a chicken after a challenge.
Are you going to ask that girl for her number, or are you chicken? (B... b... b-gawk!)

Chill (Chill Out)
As the literal meaning of the word chill is to make something cold, the slang meaning of the word is to relax and slow down. To chill is the opposite of doing something fast and exciting. You chill, or relax, at home and watch a movie on a Friday night.
It was really nice just to relax and chill on the beach over my vacation.

Crap is the less strong version of shit and means something bad or undesirable like old junk we no longer want. We can also use it when we're upset or frustrated in polite company. Crap! I forgot to feed my cat today!
Look at all this crap! Why did we buy all of useless junk?

English in a Minute: Slippery Slope

source: VOA Learning English    2017年1月30日
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Phrasal Verbs - HOLD OUT FOR

source: Espresso English    2017年2月5日
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Adjectives to describe someone’s voice –with Niharika

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年1月8日

Croaky / Hoarse: If someone's voice is croaky or hoarse it means they speak in a very low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat.

Flat –The voice which has no intonation and is very monotonous, it means they have a flat voice.

High Pitched: A very high and squeaky voice

Husky: Deep rough voice but in an attractive way.

Modulated: A very controlled and pleasant voice

Nasal: Nasal voice is as if they are speaking through their nose.

Orotund: Very formal, loud, clear and powerful voice

Silvery: Light and pleasant voice

Singsong: The voice that rises and falls in a musical way

Wobbly: The voice that goes up and down usually because you are nervous or when you are just about to cry.

So Far - English Grammar Lesson

source: Twominute English      2013年4月17日
"So far" means "until now." It is a phrase used to tell somebody about the condition of something until the moment we speak.'So far' is used to show a limit to something..In this lesson, we will see how to use the phrase 'so far' in a conversation.
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0:06 In this lesson, we will see how to use the phrase ‘so far’ in a conversation.
0:19 ‘So far’ is a phrase used to tell somebody about the condition of something until the moment we speak.
0:25 Yes, it means ‘until now’.
0:28 You are correct Tom, let me give you an example how we can use so far.
0:33 That would be brilliant!
0:35 The government has millions, but, so far, we haven’t discovered a vaccine for Malaria.
0:42 That is right Mindy. This phrase can also refer to distance.
0:47 For example, if we only have three hours to visit Paris, we won’t be able to go so far.
0:54 Here is another example. If you want to go to Europe, take a plane, because you can only go so far by car.
1:02 You are correct, in this sentence ‘so far’ is used to show a limit to something.
1:09 I think the meaning is clear so far, right?
1:12 Yes, now I understand. Let’s have some more conversations.
1:24 Hello Becky, how is your project going?
1:27 It’s going well, so far.
1:30 That’s good. How far have you got?
1:32 Well, so far, I’ve only got to the second stage.
1:36 That’s not too bad. I think you will finish it by the deadline.
1:40 If I can keep working as I have so far, I certainly will.
1:49 Becky! Your deadline for the article is tomorrow. Have you written anything so far?
1:55 Yes, it’s finished and I gave it to the editor 2 days ago, but it hasn’t been published so far.
2:02 Alright, how many articles have you written so far?
2:05 So far, I have written seventy articles.
2:08 How did you get the topics?
2:10 So far, my editor has been assigning me the topics, but I might write using my own ideas soon.
2:17 I look forward to seeing those articles, Becky.
2:25 You did great, Paul! That’s one of the best presentations I’ve seen so far.
2:31 Thank you Becky. Although I’m not the only one who should take credit for that.
2:35 I know Mindy helped you, but so far I haven’t met her.
2:38 She’ll be here soon.
2:40 That’s good. Don’t forget to introduce me to her.
2:47 If you want to go to Europe, take a plane, because you can only go so far by car.
3:00 It’s going well, so far.
3:06 Well, so far, I’ve only got to the second stage.
3:15 If I can keep working as I have so far, I certainly will.
3:25 Have you written anything so far?
3:31 So far, I have written seventy articles.
3:39 That’s one of the best presentations I’ve seen so far.
3:46 I know Mindy helped you, but so far I haven’t met her.

Strange bedfellows - Shakespeare Speaks

source: BBC Learning English    2016年2月12日
Music, magic, monsters - and a useful English expression, brought to you by William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.
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Narrator: It's late in the evening. William Shakespeare is visiting his actor friend Robert Harley.

Robert Harley: Will! Just one moment… I have to rescue the cat. It likes to sleep with the chickens and it gets locked in the henhouse… come on kitty…

Will: The cat sleeps with the chickens? That's unusual.

Robert Harley: It's strange, but they seem quite happy together. So, Will, I've read your new play The Tempest and I'm very excited about all the magic, the music and the monsters, and my character, Trinculo, the lost traveller: it's a wonderful part. His meeting with Caliban: it's very interesting.

Will: Ah, yes, Caliban. Neither man nor fish – a weird sort of creature.

Robert Harley: You put them both in a storm…

Will: Yes: it's an old trick but it's a good way to bring them together. Trinculo needs shelter and the strange, well, almost monstrous Caliban is wearing a gaberdein: a large coat, big enough for both of them. Trinculo gets under it, safe and warm from the storm.

Robert Harley: But Trinculo isn't happy…

Will: He's feeling very miserable. He actually says: Alas, the storm is come again! My best way…

Robert Harley as Trinculo: Alas, the storm is come again! My best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shelter hereabouts: misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

Will: Ohh, I do like that line: Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. When times are hard, people do things they don't normally do…

Narrator: We'll leave them there for now. Shakespeare lived in a time of discovery – strange new lands and creatures, so the mysterious island of The Tempest appealed to Shakespeare's audience as both exciting and scary. These days, the phrase strange bedfellows describes two people or groups that are connected in a particular activity, even though they are very different and are not usually seen together. It's often used for political alliances. For example, a July 2015 report from US broadcaster Fox News described Israel and Hamas as strange bedfellows when they both wanted to stop the growth of so-called Islamic State in Gaza. The headline was:

Clip 1: Israel, Hamas strange bedfellows when it comes to reining in ISIS in Gaza.

Narrator: Strange bedfellows is useful for all sorts of unlikely partnerships.

Clip 2: You think Miley Cyrus and Michael Bublé should write a song together? Well, they'd be strange bedfellows… but it might just work.

Robert Harley: Now Will, it's getting late and there's a storm coming. You must stay with us tonight. You can sleep in the henhouse – or you can share a bed with the Harley family.

Will: Hmmm… To bed, or not to bed: that is the question.

Pronunciation: Sit /ɪ/ vs Seat /i:/

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月27日
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Molly teaches the difference between the /ɪ/ and /i:/ English sounds. This is the perfect video to practice and improve your English pronunciation.
For example, she will teach how to pronounce words like 'sit' and 'seat'.

Pronunciation: Met /ɛ/ vs Mate /eɪ/

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月27日
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Molly teaches the difference between the /ɛ/ and /eɪ/ English sounds. This is the perfect video to practice and improve your English pronunciation.
For example, she will teach how to pronounce words like 'met' and 'mate'.

Vowel Sounds - Pronunciation Training

source: mmmEnglish  2016年6月14日
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Climate Change (Learn English 34)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年7月5日
Learn how to talk about climate change and global warming in English using the first conditional tense. In this intermediate English lesson you will see a student talking to a professor about climate change. Your teacher will teach you some important English vocabulary for talking about the environment.