BBC News Review: France elects a new president

source: BBC Learning English     2017年5月9日
France has elected its youngest president ever. 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen by 66 to 34 percent. Neil and Dan teach you how to use the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

Key words and phrases
a landslide victory: winning an election by a very large majority
an uphill battle: something that’s difficult to achieve
a breath of fresh air: something or someone new, interesting and exciting
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Food Idioms, Part 1

source: Maple Leaf ESL   2015年12月17日
In this lesson, we look at the following food-related idioms: bring home the bacon, spill the beans, have a bun in the oven, butter someone up, egg someone on, walk on eggshells, and have bigger fish to fry.
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Responding to British Greetings / Avoid Being 'Blunt'

source: ETJ English     2017年3月24日
The phrases in this video:
Blunt - To give short replies, seem reserved / rude and unresponsive
Alright? / You alright?
How have you been / how've you been?
How are you doing? / How you doing?
What about you?
In this video, I teach you some basic British English conversation skills: how to avoid being blunt; as well as how to respond to "alright?" when you are greeted by a native speaker. I will also give you a variety of ways to ask someone how they are / greetings.

06 Inspiring Adjective you should use in your Daily Eng...

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2017年4月19日
English Lesson - 06 Inspiring Adjective you should use in your Daily English Speaking.

Moving: A word used to describe any event, character, or place that stirs emotions in a positive manner. There are certain movies, speeches or events that persuade us to think differently.
Example - The guest speaker presented a moving speech on the topic of Global warming which stirred the minds of the audience.

Stirring: This adjective is mainly used for people who inspire you. This adjective has a quality that moves others into action. This word may also describe a film, speech, or song.
Example - The latest movie on drug abuse had a stirring effect on all the teenagers.

Encouraging – We are always encouraged by the people around us. This adjective could be used to describe something that triggers you in a positive way.
Example – My father’s speech was so encouraging that it triggered the positive energy in me.

Rousing: This adjective is used for people, events or places that are appreciable.
Example – Visiting Spain is rousing, it evokes my creative mind.

Enthusing: This adjective could be used by people who are intelligent or knowledgeable and their talks really inspire you in a positive manner.
Example – Whenever I attend a meeting with my boss, the experience is enthusing, there’s so much to learn from him always.

Admirable: This adjective is ideal for someone whom you admire and respect a lot.
Example – John’s achievements at such a young age is truly admirable.

Why it's hard to understand English speakers

source: Simple English Videos   2017年4月14日
One of the problems English learners face when they're trying to understand is English speakers don't say what they mean. Really! We often say one thing, when we mean another! In this lesson you'll learn how to understand English speakers when they drop hints and make indirect requests. We look at some common ambiguous English phrases and explore the social benefits that ambiguity can bring.
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Excuse Me | 10 Very Short Conversations

source: Mark Kulek      2017年4月12日

How to Pronounce Contractions: American English Pronunciation

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source: Rachel's English    2010年10月22日

How to Pronounce Contractions: American English Pronunciation 11:31
TO BE Contractions 10:21
How to Pronounce N'T Contractions 4:34
How to Pronounce Can vs. Can't  3:40
How to Pronounce "We'll" Contraction 1:41
REHEMA ELLIS -- Interview a Broadcaster! 6:07
ERICA HILL -- Interview a Broadcaster!  8:54
Contractversation -- Going to Starbucks 6:39
Contractversation -- Going to the Store 10:48
English Conversation Exercise - Trip to FL 8:37
How to Pronounce WE'LL SEE 2:53
How to Pronounce YOU'RE WELCOME 4:39
How to Pronounce I'LL THINK ABOUT IT 5:47
How to say I'M COMING  3:37

Business English 58 (Invest, divest, acquire, and acquisition)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年1月31日
Invest, divest, acquire, and acquisition.

Business English 57 (Core competencies, competitive advantage, niche)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish      2010年1月31日
Core competencies, competitive advantage, niche.

Athletics Idioms

source: BBC Learning English    2009年10月1日
Three idiomatic phrases connected with the sport of athletics:
A false start;
To jump the gun;
The front runner

Talking About Your Family

source: Oxford Online English   2016年7月27日
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In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about your family in English. Do you have a big family? What do you like doing when you spend time with your family? Talking about family can be a good way to start a conversation in English, so it’s useful if you know what to say and have some questions to ask.
You can learn:
- How to introduce your family in a simple way.
- How to talk about your immediate and your extended family.
- How to talk about your brothers and sisters.
- How to talk about your children.
- How to talk about your relationship with your family, and what you like to do together.

Vowels & Diphthongs (Part 2)

source: Anglo-Link    2012年4月29日
The English Sound System (117) -
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How Much Soju Can you Drink?

source: Shaw English Online   2014年1月26日
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'How much soju can you drink?' is a very important question to ask someone in Korea. Robin will teach how to ask and answer this common English question.
You can also ask: How much beer/wine/alcohol can you drink?

Internet Expressions: LOL

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月28日
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Robin teaches some useful and common internet chat or mobile text expressions in English. In this video, he teaches how to laugh by text: 'lol', 'rofl', etc.. He will give a lot of example sentences so it is easy for you to understand.

I Will Do It Later

source: Twominute English      2013年6月20日
It is not possible to satisfy everybody else's needs along with our own. There are times when we postpone a particular work to a later time. Here in this video, you will learn how to speak to someone when you need to postpone a particular task to another, more comfortable time slot. This is about how to do something later; but don't push everything to later!
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0:06 In this lesson you will learn how to speak when you wish to do something at some other time.
0:17 Murphy, aren’t you studying?
0:20 I’ve just finished. Let me watch South Park!
0:23 I guess it’s your turn to clean the kitchen today.
0:27 We had a deal, Kate. Don’t you remember the laundry?
0:30 Murphy, that deal is already done. I cleaned the carpets! You’d better clean up the kitchen now.
0:37 Uff...!!! Alright! I’ll do that later. For now, let me watch TV.
0:47 My kids get on my nerves these days.
0:51 Guess they are not kids anymore!
0:53 Guess not. Every time I tell them to do something, I get a ‘do it later’ reply!
1:00 My kids say that, too. It’s a teenage problem.
1:04 I never did that when I was a teenager!
1:07 Then probably you should do it now.
1:09 What do you mean?
1:11 When your kids ask you for something, reply “I’ll do it later”.
1:16 Yeah, that might be a good solution.
1:19 I’ve tried it and it brought me good results!
1:28 Have you already fixed the car, Murphy?
1:31  No, I was thinking about doing it later in the afternoon.
1:34 You’ve been saying that since Monday!
1:37 I promise! It’ll be done by evening. Have you ironed my clothes?
1:42 No, I will do it later.
1:45 Please stop saying that! I need to go out.
1:48 Then go and fix the car right now!
1:51 Okay! Okay! I got the message.
2:00 Austen, how are you?
2:03 I’m fine Kate! I was looking for you!
2:06 For me, why?
2:09 Can you review this article for me?
2:12 Sure.
2:13 Actually, I was planning to submit it by this afternoon.
2:18 I need to cook something for the children. Will it be fine if I do it later?
2:23 It’s fine, I’m in no hurry.
2:26 Alright Austen. I’ll do it later for sure!
2:33 You’d better clean up the kitchen now.
2:39 Alright! I’ll do that later. For now, let me watch TV.
2:50 Every time I tell them to do something, I get a ‘do it later’ reply!
3:03 No, I will do it later.
3:09 You’ve been saying that since Monday!
3:17 Will it be fine if I do it later?
3:23 I’ll do it later for sure!