Negotiating a deal - 32 - English at Work helps you get the best deal

source: BBC Learning English   2017年2月7日
Things aren't going too well. Anna negotiated a deal with a client in France but now they claim they've been ripped off! This has got to get sorted - quickly. Can she renegotiate with them and save the deal?
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Why Do You Look Sad?

source: Twominute English    2013年5月15日
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0:07 In this lesson, we will see some phrases you can use when talking to someone who looks sad.
0:20 Hey Steve. What happened? Why do you look so upset?
0:25 Oh man. I did not score good in my exams.
0:29 How much did you score this time?
0:32 I got a C - and now I’ve lost my one and only chance to get a PS4 for my birthday.
0:39 What do you mean?
0:41 I asked my dad to give me a PS4. He said he would only do it if I could get at least a B+.
0:48 Now, that’s real bad news for you.
0:58 Hey Jordan. Where have you been?
1:00 You have no idea. It’s been a real tough week, Steve.
1:03 What happened?
1:05 My uncle got really sick. I’ve been helping my aunt to take care of him.
1:09 Oh, sounds bad, I’m sorry to hear it. What did the doctors say?
1:14 They said it can be treated with proper therapies and a few surgeries. But, for now everyone back home is very upset.
1:21 He’s a strong man, Jordan. He’ll recover fast, I’m sure. Let me know if I can be of any help.
1:27 Sure buddy. Thanks a lot.
1:35 You look so sad Annie. What’s bothering you?
1:39 My boyfriend dumped me last week.
1:42 Whoa! But how did that happen?
1:46 Well..he was dating some other girl, too.
1:50 What are you saying?! Did he tell you that?
1:54 I read her messages on his phone. When I confronted him, he broke it down in pieces and told me everything.
2:00 Wow! It must’ve been really difficult for you.
2:05 It hasn’t been easy. I feel really bad. It was so humiliating.
2:11 That moron does not deserve you. Keep your head up high, Annie.
2:17 You’re a good friend, Carl. Thank you.
2:25 So, how did it go? Did you win anything?
2:28 Look at me. Do you think I look like a winner?
2:33 Ouch. Okay...Got it. You didn’t win.
2:35 Sorry Jordan, I didn’t mean to be rude.
2:39 Chill man, it’s okay. But you do seem to be more upset than usual.
2:44 I mean, you’ve been doing this for a while and by now you’re used to winning and losing. It’s part of the game.
2:51 But this time it wasn’t my driving. It was the car. It simply broke down.
2:58 Oh, but you did get it serviced before the race, didn’t you?
3:02 Of course I did, that’s why I’m so upset.
3:06 I can understand. Wish you better luck next time.
3:09 Yeah, and better mechanics as well, I should say!
3:18 What happened? Why do you look so upset?
3:26 Oh, sounds bad, I’m sorry to hear it.
3:33 Let me know if I can be of any help.
3:39 What’s bothering you?
3:44 But how did it happen?
3:50 What are you saying?!
3:55 It must’ve been really difficult for you.
4:04 It hasn’t been easy. I feel really bad.
4:12 But you do seem to be more upset than usual.
4:20 Wish you better luck next time.

How to describe BAR GRAPHS (IELTS Writing Task 1)

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2017年3月24日
Are you preparing for the writing section of the IELTS? In this lesson, we will look at Writing Task 1, and I will teach you how to describe a bar graph. This is one question type that can be on the IELTS, so it is a good idea to prepare yourself for it. I will take you through what happens in Writing Task 1, what key grammar you can use for it, and how you can improve the organization of your description by using compare-and-contrast vocabulary. Good luck on your exam! Try my quiz at the end to practice some of the concepts from this lesson:

April Fool's Day English Pronunciation Lesson with 5 YT Teachers!

source: JenniferESL      2017年3月30日
5 YT Teachers. 5 true-false questions. Can we fool you? Who's telling the truth? Our fun lesson targets different pronunciation topics. Learn English with all of us!
0:01 Intro: What is April Fool's Day?
0:47: Jennifer's question
1:54 Gabby's question
2:38 Rachel's question
3"06 Vicki's question
3:35 Fluency MC's question

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How to use Mind Maps to understand and remember what you read!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2017年3月22日
Do you have a hard time remembering what you read? Do you need to read things many times before you understand? Reading books can be discouraging because of the large amount of information on each page. To help you make sense of all that information, I will show you how to create a mind map. A mind map is a graphic that shows categories containing quick reference points from your book. By taking short notes and organizing them in a specific way, you will have all the information you need to quickly and easily remember the important points of a book. Just the process of thinking about and creating this mind map will help your brain to understand and remember the material. Try it! It really works and it is free. Mind maps are especially useful when it's time to write an assignment or study for an exam! Watch the video to learn how to create your own mind map.
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How to be CONFIDENT!

source: Learn English with Ronnie! [engVid]    2017年3月29日
Want to be more confident? Confidence can make you more successful in business, social, and educational environments. It's also VERY important to help you practice your English. If you know me, you know that I am a confident person -- I'm going to give you my top tips to help you feel comfortable and confident. Whether you are speaking English at a meeting, party, or just your daily life, you'll learn about the bad things you MUST stop doing, and about the best things you can start doing today to start feeling more confident.
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How to teach reading with phonics - 8/12 - Long E Sound

source: EnglishAnyone     2011年3月20日
Lesson 8 - Long E
Learn some letter combinations that make the Long E sound.
In this lesson, you'll learn some common spellings of the long E sound. Ea, ee and ey can make The long E sound. Let's look at some examples. (Repeat words)
Very nice! Look for these letter combinations in words. You will remember them quickly and learn exceptions if you practice. In lesson 9, we'll look at the different spellings of the long I sound.

Occupations | What Do They Do? I Set 2

source: Mark Kulek      2017年2月25日

Functions of 'Wish' - Grammar with Michelle

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年2月17日

1. I wish I played the piano.
Function: Expressing regret in the past
Past action cannot be changed.

Grammatical structure: Simple past tense of the main verb
I wish I WERE rich.

Function: Expressing regret in the past.
Grammatical Structure: wish + were (to be)

2. Julie wishes she hadn’t lost her phone.
Function: Expressing regret in the present

Past action cannot be changed.
Grammatical Structure: wish + past perfect (had/ hadn’t)

3. I wish they would stop making noise.
Function: to ask for a change in a situation.
Grammatical: wish + would (future modal of possibility)

4. I wish you wouldn’t arrive so late always.
Function: To make a complaint about a repeated action.
Grammatical: wish + would (not)
Wish is a versatile word that performs multiple functions in our vocabulary. This word can be used with different grammatical structures to imply different meanings.

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Dog Idioms

source: BBC Learning English     2008年7月2日

BBC News Review: World Cup gets bigger

source: BBC Learning English   2017年1月10日
Love it or hate it, football's biggest competition, the World Cup, is going to get even bigger. The World Cup will have 48 teams playing in the finals from 2026. 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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Not My Cup Of Tea (with Molly)

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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Vocabulary: Gossip and Rumors (with Sarah)

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月27日
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Office Tour (Learn English 76)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年11月28日
Learn how to use "quite" and "rather" to express the intensity or degree of an adjective, and the differences between these two words. In this advanced English lesson you will see a woman giving an office tour. Her visitor asks questions and makes comments about the business using "quite" and "rather".