Learn 10 Easy 3-Word Questions in English

source: Learn English with Rebecca      2017年3月3日
"What's the catch?" "Care for another?" "Have you met?" Improve your English conversation skills easily and quickly using these ten short questions. Once you start to use these in your speech, you will sound more like a native speaker, because they are all so commonly used. Since they are short, they are easy to learn too! We use these questions at home, at work, and in social situations. If you have been in an English speaking country or watch English television, you've probably already heard these questions, but you might not understand what they mean. I'll explain each expression, give you examples of how they are used, and let you practice them in a short exercise with me. I believe that by the end of this short video, you'll be able to use these standard questions yourself. Have fun learning these and good luck with your English learning!
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Idiom Practice: It Didn't Cross My Mind

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Get your English in shape - Fitness English with Michelle

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年3月5日

Fit - fitness is shortened to fit – refers to a person who is healthy

Bad shape - However, someone who gets out of breath running up the stairs might admit to being in bad shape

Toned - The word tone has to do with sound waves in music (tone) and something similar to exercise. Muscle tone has to do with how tight or lose muscles appear. Someone with good tone has those defined muscles. Someone with weak muscle tone does not have much strength. To say someone is toned is a more formal way to describe someone as muscular.

Abs – Abdomen is the belly area between your chest and hips, just below your navel. Abs is simply short for it.

Six pack abs- Here’s an idiom for you: six-pack abs. That means someone whose belly muscles are so well defined that his or her abs look like the top of a six-pack of soda (or beer). The muscles are so tight that they ripple.

Ripped - Ripped means very clear muscle definition.

Spare tyre- The fat around the side of your body is sometimes called a spare tire. In other words, you look like you are wearing a tire around your middle. If you are trying to lose weight, you might say you are trying to get rid of my spare tire.

Some Phrasal Verbs for exercising/ staying fit:
Warm up - At the beginning of your workout, you do stretching exercises to loosen tight muscles. These are called warm ups because you literally are warming your body. To do light exercise/ stretches before playing a sport or doing more intense exercise

I stretch before playing soccer. It’s important to warm up!

Cool down - At the end of the workout when you are very heated, you do more stretches to cool down your hot muscles

Workout– means physical training or exercise especially to improve your health/body – Joe works out nearly every day.

- He swims, runs or lifts weights.
Work off(something) – separable: to lose or get rid of something by exercising
Ben’s party was yesterday, and I ate a lot of ice cream. I need to go for a run today and work off the ice cream.

Workout gear- Your workout gear includes all the tools you need for your exercise.

Doing Pilates or yoga: your gear includes a mat. Doing weightlifting: your gear might be barbells. Playing tennis: you will need a racquet. A water bottle should always be part of your gear.

Reps/sets – (rep means repetitions - sets – groups) If you are going to repeat an exercise like a crunch, you are doing reps. Reps are just short for the word repeat. You might repeat an exercise 10 times, take a break, then do another ten. You might do two sets of ten reps. Sets just mean group.

American English: T Pronunciations

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source: Rachel's English    2011年7月11日

Business English 26 (product, price, promotion, place)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年1月30日
Learn the marketing mix: product, price, promotion and place.

Business English 25 (customer wants, customer needs, market and target market)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年1月30日
This free Business English lesson focuses on customer wants, customer needs, market and target market.

Foot idioms

source: BBC Learning English      2008年6月19日

News Review: Threat from new superbug

source: BBC Learning English    2016年6月1日
A new superbug has been discovered in the US. Neil and Sian look at how the world's media is reacting and pick out the words and phrases you need to talk about the story. For more, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

The story
Health officials in the United States say a superbug resistant to all known antibiotics has been found in the country for the first time.
The case involves a woman infected with a strain of the e-coli bacteria resistant to Colisten, an antibiotic of last resort.

Laura Bicker – BBC News
The female patient tested positive for a strain of e-coli that's resistant to the antibiotic known as colisten. The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said it was an old antibiotic, but the only one left to treat what they described as a "nightmare bacteria".
Researchers are worried that the antibiotic resistant gene found in the bacteria known as MCR1 could easily spread. That could create a superbug capable of evading all types of antibiotics.
The deadly strain has already been found in China and Europe. Officials say unless there's urgent action and more research, some infections could eventually become untreatable.

Key words and phrases
resistant: not affected or harmed by something

antibiotics: a drug that is used to kill harmful bacteria and to cure infections

strain: (here) a group of closely related plants or animals

superbug: a type of bacteria that cannot be treated using antibiotics

nightmare: terrible

drug-proof: resistant to drugs

How to Feel Less Shy Speaking English

source: Oxford Online English    2016年2月22日
Do you feel nervous or shy when you speak to others in English? Is it worse when you speak to native speakers? Does this stop you using and practising your English? Yes, yes, and yes? This video will hopefully help you.
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Shyness and nervousness are natural, but they also make it more difficult to speak. If you feel shy, you might not think of things to say, or you might not remember to use grammar or vocabulary correctly.
To deal with feelings of shyness and nervousness when speaking English, you need to:

1. Remember that just speaking to someone and having a conversation isn't a big deal--people do it every day.
2. Remember that you aren't really taking a risk by starting a conversation in English.
3. Wear a mask: act confident, even if you don't feel it.
4. Don't think too much about your grammar and vocabulary if you're just trying to chat with someone.
5. Realise that although you can't help feeling nervous or shy, you can choose how you respond to these feelings.

Phrasal Verbs in Conversation - Lesson 2

source: Anglo-Link     2013年10月22日
This is the second lesson in our series 'Phrasal Verbs in Conversation'. You will first listen to and repeat a dialogue with examples of phrasal expressions, and then practise these in a gap filling exercise.
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Smoking Slang

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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Business English: Asking and Answering Price

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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Discussing TV Shows

source: Twominute English     2013年4月8日
So which one is your favorite show? Have you discussed it with your friends? Discussing TV shows is all about expressing your views, your liking and disliking for it.
So which TV show will you discuss today? In this lesson we will see how to talk to people about our favorite TV shows.
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0:17 Hey James. What’s the hurry?
0:19 Hey Mini. I’m getting late. The third season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is starting today.
0:25 I don’t want to miss the first episode.
0:28 That’s awesome. I’ve been waiting for it for so long.
0:32 This season has been teased heavily! I’m dying to know if ‘The Mother of the Dragons’ will get the throne back!
0:39 I know! And what about Joffrey? Do you hate him as much as I do?
0:45 Me too. Look, can I join you? I realized I won’t make it to my place in time.
0:51 Sure, no problem! Let’s go. I parked right across the street.
1:02 Hey Max. How are you?
1:04 I’m good and you?
1:06 I’m fine too. Hey, listen. Did you watch ‘The Following’ last night?
1:12 Yeah I did. I never miss it.
1:14 Can you tell me if they found the boy? I was watching it and power went out.
1:19 Well, the FBI located the farm but the kidnappers managed to get away once more. They’re still holding the poor boy.
1:27 Whoa! How did that happen? C’mon... they’re the freaking FBI!
1:34 As usual the bad guys had help coming their way.
1:37 I see! That is getting a bit predictable, don’t you think?
1:41 Give it a break, Paula. It’s just a TV show!
1:51 Hey Vincent! Are you free tonight?
1:53 I’m afraid I already have plans. ‘The Walking Dead” is about to reach its season finale.
1:58 I don’t want to miss today’s episode.
2:01 Are you for real?! That show’s disgusting. I think it should’ve been cancelled by now.
2:06 What?! No way! Why would they cancel a show that is a huge success?
2:12I don’t know. In my opinion, it got too repetitive. Just zombies being shot in the head all the time.
2:19 I still love it. Watching them killing the bitters is way too cool.
2:23 I used to like Rick in the beginning. Now he’s just acting like an idiot.
2:27 And everybody else is just shooting walkers. It’s tiring.
2:31 I don’t believe I’ll ever get tired of watching it!
2:34 Oh, well..nobody’s perfect!
2:40 I don’t want to miss the first episode.
2:45 I’ve been waiting for it for so long.
2:50 This season has been teased heavily!
2:57 Did you watch ‘The Following’ last night?
3:01 I never miss it.
3:06 That is getting a bit predictable, don’t you think?
3:13 I don’t want to miss today’s episode.
3:19 In my opinion, it got too repetitive.
3:25 I don’t believe I’ll ever get tired of watching it!