Clothing Idioms

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年1月11日
In this lesson, we look at the following clothing-related idioms: off the cuff, keep one's shirt on, fit like a glove, at the drop of a hat, fill someone's shoes, tighten one's belt, and the shoe on the other foot.
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What are different ‘types of MUSIC’

source: Learn English with Let's Talk 2017年4月7日
Improve English Vocabulary - What are different ‘types of MUSIC’ – English Speaking Lesson to speak fluently

# Types of Music
Ambient Music – Music used to create or enhance a mood or atmosphere. You would find such music generally in lobby’s, restaurants, or playing in the background of a video.

Country Music – A form of popular music originating in the rural southern US. It is a mixture of ballads and dance tunes played characteristically on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and pedal steel guitar.

Gospel Music – A popularized form of impassioned rhythmic spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing.

Rap Music – A style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban blacks in the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and often rapid slang words are used.

Latin Music – Latin music is mainly defined by four elements: Music style, geography, cultural background of the artist, and language. Music style includes genres such as Salsa, Bachata, Latin Pop and Regional Mexican music.

Background Music – Background music is generally quiet music that plays in a public place.

World Music – This genre of music is a traditional music from the developing world, sometimes incorporating elements of Western popular music.

Fusion Music – Fusion genre is a music genre that combines two or more genres. For example, rock and roll originally developed as a fusion of blues, gospel and country music. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical "journeys" that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo.

Indie Music- Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels.

IELTS speaking tips and advice

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年4月10日
In this lesson, I also give you a few model band 9 answers to questions which will help you in your IELTS preparation.
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10 Ways To Say Good-Bye

source: Mark Kulek    2017年4月8日

Reduction and Linking (Pronunciation with Rachel)

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source: Rachel's English     2012年10月3日

How to Pronounce 'to the' in a Sentence: American English 3:24
On the Farm - T pronunciations, kinda, and reductions! 6:36
Visit Coney Island! (And Study American English Pronunciation) 9:28
How to Pronounce the Word THEM - American English 3:14
How to Pronounce the Word 'TO' - American English 5:19
TSUP!? - it's, what's, that's as TS: American English Pronunciation 4:02
Pronunciation Focus: 'Gonna': American English 6:08
How to Link the TH Sound: American English Pronunciation 8:38
How to Pronounce the word BECAUSE - American English 5:07
How to Pronounce 'gonna' and 'gotta': Reduction and Linking 13:10
How to Pronounce the Word OR: American English 2:16
How to pronounce CAN: American English 4:32
How to Pronounce "I have got to" + Thanksgiving 2011! 6:03
English Pronunciation: how to pronounce the Word AND 3:50
Function Words - Intonation/Word Stress 5:34
English Pronunciation - Reduction: the word FOR 2:22
American English: How to pronounce the Word ARE 3:07
English Pronunciation - Linking: Consonant to Vowel 3:36
English Pronunciation - Linking: Vowel to Vowel 4:12
TYPOS--How to Link: Vowel to Vowel 4:12
How to Link: words that begin with H 6:26
Intro to Linking: American English Pronunciation 3:20
How to Link: F/V with the W: American English Pronunciation 2:38
American English Word Stress: Unstressed vs Reduced syllables 2:09

Business English 54 (SBU, business unit)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年1月31日
Strategic business unit (SBU), business unit mission, business unit goal.

Business English 53 (product lines, development)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年1月31日
Products, product lines, research and development (R&D), product development.

Boxing Idioms

source: BBC Learning English    2009年8月28日
In this video the Teacher puts himself through great pain to teach you these idioms related to boxing:
To take it on the chin
To be below the belt
To throw in the towel

BBC News Review: Samsung smartphone problem

source: BBC Learning English    2016年10月11日
Samsung has suspended sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports that the South Korean company could permanently stop producing the phone.
The move follows continuing reports that battery problems are causing a few to catch fire, including replacements. South Korean safety authorities say they are investigating a possible new fault.
Samsung, the world's biggest mobile phone maker says Note 7 users should switch them off and get a refund or a different phone. Shares in the company fell almost five percent.
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How to Go Shopping for Clothes

source: Oxford Online English    2016年4月22日
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Have you ever bought clothes in English before? In this lesson, you can learn what to ask for and what to say to the shop assistant. We'll also show you a sample dialogue so you can see the language in action. Next time you go to an English-speaking country and want to buy clothes in English, you'll know exactly what to say!
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Pronunciation of 'ed'

source: Anglo-Link    2012年2月8日
This English speaking lesson will teach you how to pronounce verbs ending in 'ed' when speaking English.
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Describing Cost / Price in English

source: Shaw English Online   2014年1月26日
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Esther will teach some important English shopping vocabulary you need to know and use.
English vocabulary like affordable, expensive, cheap, etc...

Baseball Expressions: On Bases

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月28日
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Idiom 'Ball Is in Your Court'

source: Twominute English    2013年6月18日
The idiom 'the ball is in your court' means that now it is your turn to do something. Thus the the idiom means a responsibility which is now yours after someone has done their part. Let's learn how you can use this idiom in your conversations from this video.
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0:06 In this lesson we will discuss the idiom 'the ball is in your court' and how to use it in conversations.
0:20 If someone says 'the ball is in your court' to you it means that he wants you to react on the matter.
0:28 Mr. Smith told me that the ball is in my court when he gave me the assignment. He meant that I should work on it now, right?
0:36 You got it, Daisy. The idiom is often used in making a decision.
0:42 However it also means whatever happens, it's up to you; now it's your turn to make a decision.
0:50 So if the ball is in someone's court it means that it is now his responsibility to do something about it.
0:58 Correct! This makes the meaning clear. Will you give me some examples?
1:04 I guess the ball is in my court now! Okay here's one example: ''I've emailed you my half of the report Mark. Now the ball is in your court.''
1:14 Thank you Daisy! By the way, we've already raised $3000 for the freshmen party. Now the ball is in your court to schedule it.
1:24 Don't worry Mark, actually I've planned it already! Let's listen to some conversations now.
1:36 What about the balance sheet Olivia? Have you done it?
1:40 I did my bit and gave it to John. The ball's in his court now. You should talk to him Wilson.
1:46 Thank you Olivia. I'll ask John about it.
1:55 Wilson, what happened to your job transfer?
1:58 Yeah! I talked to Mr. Jones about it. He said the ball is in the chairman's court.
2:03 I see,so you might stay with us a bit longer!
2:07 For now, I have no choice, unless I just quit.
2:11 So if the chairman refuses your transfer request, the ball will be in your court.
2:16 Yeah. That's right. It'll be a tough decision.
2:25 Hey Wilson, let's go watch one of the new movies today, okay?
2:28 I'm a little bored of watching movies, let's go do something else.
2:32 Okay, what would you like to do then? I'll do anything you want to do.
2:36 Really?
2:38 Yep, the ball's in your court!
2:43 I guess the ball is in my court now!
2:50 Now the ball is in your court to schedule it.
2:58 The ball’s in his court now.
3:03 He said the ball is in the chairman's court.
3:10 If the chairman refuses your transfer request, the ball will be in your court.
3:20 Yep, the ball’s in your court!