BBC News Review: Making messaging apps less private

source: BBC Learning English    2017年3月28日
WhatsApp encrypts messages, so it's nearly impossible for anyone other than the user to see what's being said.
Tech experts say there are sometimes backdoors, but these can be used by criminals too. It's understood the man who killed four people in Westminster last Wednesday used WhatsApp just before the attack. So, now Amber Rudd wants support from other European ministers as she argues intelligence services should have access to that data.
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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Briefing the manager - 35 - English at Work helps you tell your boss imp...

source: BBC Learning English    2017年2月28日
Anna and Tom are in a bit of a predicament. Following a successful business meeting they've returned to the airport to discover their flight has been cancelled. What are they going to do next? Anna needs to brief Paul about the delay.
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How to Use "AS THEY SAY": Advanced English

source: Speak English With Vanessa    2017年2月17日
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15 Common WHO Questions in English

source: English Lessons with Alex    2017年1月18日
Do you have trouble with asking questions in English? In this essential lesson, I look at some of the most common questions using "who". The word "who" is most often used as a pronoun in English, and it represents a person or persons in a sentence. Here are some examples: "Who is it?", "Who's with me?", "Who's that?", "Who did that?", "Who won?" There are too many "who" questions to list here, so watch the video to learn many more. This useful lesson will help you gain confidence and fluency in English.

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06 Phrases MEN should not say to WOMEN–Advanced English with Niharika

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年3月31日

1. Talking about their weight - Are you really going to eat all that? Do not target a woman's eating habits as these habits are directly related to their weight. Your girlfriend or wife or woman colleague is by definition as light as a feather. SO never speak about how fat or chubby or obese they are and also avoid the food topic altogether. Eating is pretty much an emotional business for women.

2. Before or After pregnancy remarks - Pregnancy is the best thing that happens to a woman so be careful about the comments that you pass. People tend to say "you look huge" or after the woman is back to work after her maternity leave people tend to say " Would you be able to handle your work now that you are a mom". Of course yes she just had a baby not a brain surgery and she is just as capable as before.

3. You remind me of my mother - Comparing her to your mother or any other woman is a big no no .Yes, you do adore your mom but doesn't mean you start comparing her with the women you meet in your life. Woman want their own independent identity so keep the comparing to yourself.

4. How old are you? - It is impolite to ask a woman's age. Women are very sensitive about their age. I isn't impolite if you follow it up with, "but you don't look a day over 20!" even if they look like an old raisin.

5.Is this your time of the month? - Talking about a woman's menstrual cycle is considered to be impolite. Even if it is you are not supposed to mention it. Your role is to pretend that the menstrual cycle has no effect on her tendency to burst into tears for no reason whatsoever.

6. Using Profanity - Using profanity is the worst thing you can do. Words like bitch, whore, slut mentioned by you with any kind of intent means you are pulling the pin out of a grenade. Also passing sexual remarks is not considered to be polite.

The AH and AW Vowel Sounds

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source: Rachel's English     2016年1月21日

American English - AH [ɑ] Vowel - How to make the AH Vowel 4:41
How to Pronounce 'gonna' and 'gotta': Reduction and Linking in American English 13:10
Rachel's English at the Farmer's Market! - American Pronunciation 6:42
American vs. British English - Vowel Sounds - Pronunciation differences 7:00
Explore Maine! American English Pronunciation 4:30
American English - AW [ɔ] Vowel - How to make the AW Vowel 7:55

Business English 6 (pyramid scheme, ponzi scheme, scams and swindles)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年1月29日
We talk about pyramid schemes, ponzi schemes, scams and swindles.

Business English 5 (analyst, motivator, negotiator,overseer)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish      2010年1月29日
This free Business English study lesson helps you talk about analyst, motivator, negotiator and overseer.

How to teach reading with phonics - 11/12 - Long U Sound

source: EnglishAnyone    2011年3月20日
The Sounds of English, a FREE, comprehensive series of 12 videos, teaches phonics and pronunciation to non-native and beginning native learners of English. Learn to spell, read and pronounce English like native speakers with these easy lessons. Great for self-study, or the whole family! Build confidence and get fluent faster!

Lesson 11 - Long U
Learn some letter combinations that make the Long U sound.
In This lesson, you'll learn some common spellings of the long U sound. Unlike the other long vowel sounds that say their own name, the long U sounds more like "oo", than "you." The long U sound can be made with ew, ue, ui and oo. Let's take a look at a few examples. (Repeat words)
Excellent work! In your final lesson, we'll review a few other combinations of letters and practice pronouncing some of the sounds they make. Don't forget to keep practicing!

Insect Idioms

source: BBC Learning English      2008年7月2日

Pronunciation - Syllables and Word Stress

source: Oxford Online English    2014年8月11日
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Points covered in this video lesson:
- What syllables are, and how to count the syllables of a word
- Introduction to word stress
- How to pronounce word stress in English
- How to hear the word stress when listening in English
- Rules for finding the stress of a word in English

Hit On (with Esther)

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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Corruption Vocabulary (with Robin)

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月27日
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Girl Talk (Learn English 79)

source: EF podEnglish    2007年7月4日
Learn how to talk about dating and romance in English by using "so" and "such" combined with adjectives. In this advanced English lesson you will see two girlfriends discussing their love lives. One woman is having a hard time finding a boyfriend and the other gives her some advice. You will learn some common expressions for talking about dating.

'Assume' and 'Presume' - Easy way to learn English

source: Twominute English     2013年5月17日
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0:07 In this lesson we will learn how to use ‘assume’ and ‘presume’ without getting confused.
0:19 Hi, everybody. Today, we’re going to learn the difference between ‘presume’ and ‘assume’.
0:25 They are very similar in meaning, but ‘assume’ may have extra uses.
0:30 That’s right, Kevin. ‘Presume’ means to believe something is possible or reasonable when we can’t prove the contrary.
0:37 When we presume, we suppose something without proof, based on probability.
0:43 Right. Like, ‘I presume you’re tired after a long trip’. And ‘assume’ means to accept that something is true without proof.
0:55 Yes. We assume when we accept something as truth without checking.
1:00 As you can see, they are very similar. But we can also use ‘assume’ in other ways.
1:06 For example, it can mean that you take something upon yourself.
1:11 That’s right, Kevin. For example, ‘I’ll assume responsibility if anything goes wrong’.
1:18 You got, it, Homer. Another way to use ‘assume’ is when you take the duties, or responsibilities, of an office, for example.
1:28 I see. My brother recently assumed the presidency of the company where he works. He’s a great professional.
1:36 Wow! Congratulations! That’s really good news!
1:41 Yes. We’re very proud of him.
1:44 You should be! I presume he’s experienced.
1:49 He’s very young, but he started working at a very young age.
1:53 I assume he’s intelligent.
1:57 Very much!! We all believe he’ll go far in his career.
2:01 Well, I hope so! He certainly deserves it!! Let’s take a look at some dialogues with more examples.
2:16 Hi, Trey. What’s happened here?
2:18 Hi, Bridget. I’m not sure, but I assume it’s suicide.
2:22 Why?
2:24 Because the door was locked from the inside
2:27 I presume you were the first to arrive.
2:30 That’s right, Bridget. As always, I was the first on the scene.
2:40 Well, I’ve assumed control of the investigation. Captain Ross wants results.
2:46 I presume it’s because the governor’s niece is involved. I assume we’ll report directly to the Captain on this one.
2:53 Yes. He said we’re not supposed to talk to anyone but him. I presume you want to work this case with me.
3:00 Absolutely! I was the only one with you at the scene.
3:04 While we were there, I assumed you were going to let me in on the case, so I took some notes that I want to share with you.
3:10 Great! Good job, Bridget. I presume you want to show me your notes before we talk to the captain.
3:16 Certainly. Let’s grab a cup of coffee.
3:22 ‘I presume you’re tired after a long trip’.
3:31 ‘I’ll assume responsibility if anything goes wrong’.
3:40 I presume he’s experienced.
3:48 I assume he’s intelligent.
3:55 I presume you were the first to arrive.
4:02 Well, I’ve assumed control of the investigation.
4:10 I presume it’s because the governor’s niece is involved.
4:16 I assume we’ll report directly to the Captain on this one.
4:25 I presume you want to work this case with me.