Health and safety – 23 – English at Work has the phrases for you

source: BBC Learning English   2016年12月6日
After the incident in the warehouse, Paul thinks the team needs an update on their health and safety policy. Find out the phrases you need to talk about being safe at work.
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Narrator: Welcome back. Things are quite tense at Tip Top Trading today. Paul, the boss, mistakenly thinks Anna's been smoking on company premises and she's trying to explain herself.
Anna: But, but…
Paul: Frankly, I'm disappointed with you Anna. You're a hard worker but it doesn't mean you can go against company policy.
Narrator: Anna, remember the phrases we've learnt about a misunderstanding!
Anna: Oh yes. Paul, I think there's been a misunderstanding.
Paul: A misunderstanding? How can you explain the smell of cigarette smoke? This is a 'no smoking' building.
Anna: Let me explain. I went down to the warehouse to speak to Mr Ingle and… well… someone else was smoking.
Paul: What!? Someone was smoking in the warehouse? Golly gosh, that's highly dangerous. Who was it Anna?
Anna: Err… well… I can't really say. But I dealt with it and it won't happen again.
Narrator: Yes, you dealt with it very well Anna but can you keep your secret about Mr Ingle safe?
Paul: Thank you Anna and sorry about the misunderstanding. Would you like a biscuit? Now I really think it's time we had a review of our health and safety procedures.
Paul: Denise, could you gather everyone round in the meeting room please.
Denise: (On phone) I'll have to call you back Marge. (Hangs up) Could you all gather in the meeting room please, Paul has something important to say.
Tom: What is it Denise? Is it about my fantastic sales figures again, huh?
Denise: I doubt it Tom. It sounded urgent. I'd better bring some tea.
Paul: Thank you for joining me. Unfortunately, there has been an incident in the warehouse. Someone has been smoking and I'm not happy, so I thought I would remind you of our health and safety procedures.
Tom: Not this again!
Paul: Your safety is our responsibility. But to keep safe we must follow some simple rules. Denise, what's the first one?
Denise: (Slurps tea) If you see a fire, raise the alarm – oh and call the fire service.
Tom: Yeah, you love seeing those firemen, don't you, Denise!
Paul: Shhh Tom. Maybe you could tell us the other rule?
Tom: Oh yeah right. If you hear the fire alarm, get out quick.
Paul: Not exactly Tom. I think we should walk calmly to our nearest fire exit, following the green signs, go outside and meet at the fire assembly point.
Denise: Yes, and I will take a register of who is here, using my red pen (slurps tea).
Paul: Do you mind not slurping Denise?
Denise: This is thirsty work.
Paul: Hmm. Now is everyone clear about what to do if there is a fire alarm?
Tom: It's usually a false alarm anyway.
Paul: That's not the point. Now Anna, what about smoking?
Anna: No smoking on company premises. But it wasn't me, it was Mr Ingle.
All: Mr Ingle!
Paul: I see, so it was Mr Ingle smoking in the warehouse. You should have told me Anna.
Anna: Sorry!
Paul: Right, I'm going to have to look into this. Back to work everyone… oh and take a biscuit with you.
Narrator: So Anna's let the cat out of the bag – Mr Ingle won't be pleased – but at least she now knows what do if a fire breaks out. Here are some of the phrases we've heard today, that can be used in an emergency:
If you see a fire, raise the alarm.
Walk calmly to your nearest fire exit.
Meet at the fire assembly point.
No smoking on company premises.
Tom: Sorry to interrupt Paul… but the fire alarm's going off!
Denise: Don't panic anyone. Everything will be OK. (On phone) Jane, I'll have to call you back… yes, a bit of a panic. Bye. Quick, where's my red pen?
Narrator: Uh-oh. Those emergency phrases might come in useful sooner than you think. Is this going to be the end of Tip Top Trading, will it really go up in smoke? Find out next time. Bye.

Phrasal Verbs with "LOOK" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)  2017年2月27日
The verb "look" is used in many ways in English. In this lesson, you'll learn the different meanings that "look" can have, as well as phrasal verbs that have the word "look" in them. You probably didn't realize how this one word can express so many ideas! I'll explain and give you examples of how these expressions are used. Want to unlock your conversational English? Look no further!

Phrasal Verbs - TELL SOMEONE OFF

source: Espresso English    2017年2月25日
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How to start a conversation with strangers?

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年3月17日

# At a Party
Can I offer you a drink?
Do you know anyone here?
You're a great dancer.
Saying something nice about someone is a good start
I like your jacket - where did you get it?
Of course you don't only have to talk about jackets: tops, shirts, shoes, blouses anything will do!

# At a Public Place- Garden/ Beach
"The weather is so nice today. Are you from around here?"
(It’s a general topic so you can expect a positive response)
Caution: After you make your first sentence, you should see by their reaction if they want to continue the conversation or not. If they appear a little rude, then stop talking to them. You don't have to say anything to stop talking. They don't expect you to. They expect you to not say another word.
But if they ask a question back, and they seem friendly, then you can continue with the conversation.
"Are you here with your family?"
An easy way to start talking is when you notice something such as their kids, family, or a dog they might be with.

# At a Tourist Location
"Are you on vacation here?"
"Yes. I'm taking a vacation from Korea."
There are many opportunities to talk with strangers. If you are waiting for a bus, or if you are waiting in line, strangers start talking to each other. Another opportunity is if you are on a ferry or in the park sitting on a bench. Basically, opportunities can come everywhere. You should practice these English conversation phrases if you want to talk with different people. Speaking in English with strangers require a lot of small talk.

Slang Words Starting With N

source: EnglishAnyone    2013年4月19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!

A newbie is someone new to something. A newbie lacks experience and often makes many mistakes. This slang is most often used to describe people who are new to games and aren't very good at them.
"You're such a noob. Don't you know the difference between a v6 engine and a v8?

New York Minute
A New York minute is an incredibly fast period of time, like a split second. New York City is a very busy and fast-paced place, so people are often in a rush, or want to do things quickly.
I ate my lunch in a New York minute because I had to start working again right away.

While the word "Narc" is the shortened form of "narcotics officer," a member of a special police division that enforces drug laws, anyone who tells authority figures (like police officers, bosses and parents) that another person did something wrong or illegal can be called a narc. This word is also a verb. You "narc out" someone if you report them to the police or other authority figures.
If you narc out your friends, no one will trust you.

This word is short for "nuclear bomb" or "nuclear weapon." It's also a verb, as you can nuke something to cause a great explosion, or destroy something completely. You can also use this word as a verb to describe cooking with a microwave oven. Nuke your frozen dinner for five minutes and you've got a meal!
Nothing was left alive after the nuke hit.

To nail something means to do it perfectly. An athlete accomplishing a perfect move or action, like a gymnast landing perfectly, is said to "nail" the action. "Nail" is also another word for having sex. "I just nailed the hottest girl yesterday!"
The swimmer nailed the dive and got a perfect 10/10.

To "needle" someone is to annoy or embarrass them repeatedly with jokes or insults, like poking them repeatedly with a needle. If your friend is wearing some funny clothes and you keep making fun of them, you're needling them.
My friends thought the clothes and hat I was wearing were funny, so they needled me for an hour.

"Nerd" is the term for an intelligent yet socially awkward person. Nerds often spend their time researching or studying things considered boring or highly technical, like varieties of beetles, and can become obsessive about their passions. Though the idea most people have of a nerd is an unattractive person studying in a library for 28 hours a day, anyone who is obsessive about something can be called a nerd. Some people are sports nerds and know all of the statistics for their favorite teams.
My last girlfriend was a shy nerd who collected rocks, but I thought she was really cute.

Referencing the shadowy, skilled assassins of traditional Japan, a ninja of today is anyone who is a highly skilled expert. Someone who knows how to fix any computer in a very short amount of time could be called a "tech support ninja."
My friend in college was called the "cookie ninja" because he always took cookies from the cafeteria without being seen.

To be "nosey" means to put your nose into other people's business. When you're nosey, you ask lots of questions about what others are doing, and you want to know what's going on, even if it has nothing to do with you.
Mind your own business and stop being so nosey.

Numero Uno
This Spanish term, commonly found in English conversations, means "number one." It refers to the best or top person in a group or organization, like the boss or president.
I was numero uno in sales of copy machines at my company last month.

A nutjob, or nutcase, is a crazy or eccentric person who does things that look foolish or ridiculous to others. If you jump out of your window because you think you can fly, you're a nutjob!Only a nutjob would try to kiss a crocodile.

Athletes | What Do They Do?

source: Mark Kulek      2017年2月18日

How To Apologise - Most Common British Words

source: ETJ English    2017年1月16日
Our favourite word in England is "sorry" and we use it in pretty much every situation. Here a few different (and the most common) scenarios when we might have to apologise in England. Please note there are many many more reasons why we do, but these are the most common.
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Green Idioms from BBC Learning English

source: BBC Learning English    2009年4月9日
Idioms related to the colour green. Find out about three idioms: to have green fingers; the grass is always green on the other side; to be green with envy.

News Review: Sharapova's failed drugs test

source: BBC Learning English     2016年3月9日
The Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has failed a test for a banned drug and one of her sponsors, Nike, has ended its relationship with her. In this video, Neil and Finn talk about the story and bring you some useful related language which appears on news sites around the world.

How to Talk About Food

source: Oxford Online English   2016年7月27日
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In this lesson, you can learn about how to talk about food and cooking in English. What kind of food do you like or dislike? Do you like cooking, trying new recipes, or eating out? In this lesson, you can learn how to describe food in detail in English.
In this lesson, you can learn:
- How to describe different types of restaurant and places to eat.
- How to describe tastes and textures in English.
- How to describe food you like or dislike.
- How to describe different ways of cooking, and say whether some food was cooked well or badly.

English Slang / Idioms: Suck Sucks This Sucks!

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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This English video doesn't suck! Robin teaches the common slang word 'suck'. It is important to know all the grammar to use this word. Robin gives a lot of good example sentences and practical advice in his lesson.

Vomit / Throw Up

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月27日
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Vomit and throw up are very important English vocabulary you should know and use. Robin will teach these words with a lot of examples to help you improve your English speaking ability.

Diet (Learn English 60)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年7月5日
Learn how to talk about food choices and eating habits in English. In this intermediate English lesson you will see two colleagues talking about their diets. One is a vegetarian and the other is trying to eat more healthily. Your teacher will take you through some pronunciation exercises to work on the /ng/ sound in English.
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What is the difference between "I have been.." and "I had been.."? Free ...

source: Go Natural English      2013年9月11日

Going to the Hairdresser

source: Twominute English   2013年5月5日
Going to get a haircut? You are bit confused about what to say to the hairdresser. In this lesson, we'll see words and phrases we can use during or after a visit to the hairdresser.
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0:07 In this lesson, we’ll see words and phrases we can use during or after a visit to the hairdresser.
0:16 Hey Ronnie. What’s up?
0:18 Not much. Where have you been?
0:21 I was at a salon. I’ve just got a new haircut.
0:25 Yeah man. I noticed. You’re looking good with short hair.
0:29 I don’t know. I had my last haircut three months ago. Are you sure I’m not looking weird?
0:35 Just chill. You look cool. This haircut is trendy. Girls are gonna love it.
0:41 That’s encouraging. I hope you’re right.
0:48 Good morning.
0:49 Good morning. What can I do for you today?
0:52 I just need a haircut.
0:54 Sure. How would you like me to cut it?
0:57 Short, please.
0:58 Yes, Sir. I see your hair’s quite rough.
1:03 I’ll shampoo it first.
1:06 No problem. Just make sure you cut it short but not too short.
1:15 Hey Julie. You look different.
1:17 I had my hair cut, Charlie! Didn’t you noticed it?
1:23 Oh, yes! Of course!
1:25 I just really don’t like it. I think I got a bad haircut.
1:31 C’mon. It’s not that bad.
1:33 See?! Even you hated it. It is really bad. I feel awful.
1:44 Good thing about hair is that it’ll grow again, Julie!
1:52 Hello! I’m in desperate need of your help, Kemp.
1:56 Wow. You do sound like it.
2:01 I got this very bad haircut while traveling and now I just want to have it fixed. Any suggestions?
2:10 Hmm...this cut made your hair look stringy!
2:17 Yes, I hate the excessive layers. I want you to cut it short. I also want curls if possible.
2:25 Cutting it short won’t be a problem. And I’ll curl your ends toward your face to add volume. You’ll look great!
2:36 It’s all I want. Thank you!
2:42 This haircut is trendy.
2:47 I just need a haircut.
2:52 I see your hair’s quite rough. I’ll shampoo it first.
3:01 No problem. Just make sure you cut it short but not too short.
3:11 I just really don’t like it. I think I got a bad haircut.
3:23 I got this very bad haircut while traveling and now I just want to have it fixed. Any suggestions?
3:40 I hate the excessive layers. I want you to cut it short. I also want curls if possible