CNN 10 | May 16, 2017

source: Daily Listening     2017年5月15日
CNN 10 | May 16, 2017 | Daily Listening hightlights: There's been a new outbreak of the Ebola virus -- this time in Central Africa. After bringing you up to speed on the fight against it, we're spending some time with a doctor who served on the front lines of the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. The significance of a North Korean missile launch and the teamwork of two CNN Heroes round out our show this Tuesday.
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Winter-related Idioms

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年2月9日
In this lesson, we look at the following eight winter-related idioms: be on thin ice, the tip of the iceberg, snowed under, snowed in, get cold feet, quit cold turkey, leave someone out in the cold, and give someone the cold shoulder.
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How to use "ABOUT TO" in English

source: Learn English with Emma [engVid]    2017年4月26日
What you are about to learn will be very useful when speaking English! In this video, we will look at "about to", a term we use when talking about the near future. It describes something someone plans to do very soon. I will teach you when to use "about to" and how to use it correctly. Try my quiz at the end of the lesson to make sure you understand. I hope you are about to click on this video!

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At Home | Short Conversations

source: Mark Kulek      2017年4月15日

American English Pronunciation: Intonation (with Rachel)

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source: Rachel's English    2011年4月5日

Business English 64 (Unique, distinct, substitute, substitution)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月1日
Unique, distinct, substitute, substitution.

Business English 63 (Tactics, deviation, re-focus)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月1日
Tactics, deviation, re-focus.

BBC News Review: Study into women's drinking habits

source: BBC Learning English     2016年10月25日
A worldwide study into women's drinking habits has been carried out. Women now drink nearly as much alcohol as men. Join Neil and Sian to discover the language the world's media is using to talk about this story.
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The story
A global study of drinking habits has shown that women have nearly caught up with men in terms of the amount of alcohol they consume. An analysis of four million people born between 1891 and 2001 found that women's drinking has increased due to a number of reasons, including falling prices and successful marketing. The study has concluded that public health efforts must focus more on women.
Dr Tim Slade - The University of New South Wales, Australia
Increased exposure to alcohol also increases the physical and mental health risks associated with drinking too much. And so that's something that we really need to continue to look at and do something about.

Key words and phrases
out-drinking: drinking more than another person
wine o'clock: (humorous) an appropriate time of day to start drinking wine
knocking back: drinking something quickly or in large amounts, particularly alcohol
boozer: person who drinks a lot of alcohol

Christmas English vocabulary - Giving and Receiving

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me    2012年12月25日
Learn some vocabulary for giving and receiving gifts!
(*Receiving is spelt wrong in the video!... Sorry! Bad teacher points!)

Using Vague Language (How to Speak Like a Native English Speaker)

source: Oxford Online English     2016年9月9日
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In this lesson, you can learn about something that will help you to sound more like a native speaker when you speak English. What is this thing? It’s vague language. 'Vague' means that something is not clear or detailed. For example, if you ask me what I did yesterday, and I reply, “Just some stuff at home,” that is a vague answer. I’m not giving you details.
Using vague language will make your English sound more natural and closer to native English.
You can learn:
- How and why to use vague language to sound more natural when you speak English.
- Useful words and phrases you can use when you want to be vague.
- When not to use vague language in English!

Good and Bad Luck Expressions in Western Countries

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月30日
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Bill talks about many good luck and bad luck expressions in Western society.

See You Later Alligator

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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It is a fun and cute way to say good-bye in English. Robin will teach this common phrase with many examples to help you learn it and use it.

Looking for Something

source: Twominute English    2013年6月22日
Have you lost something? Are you looking for your lost guitar or your cellphone that you left in the supermarket? In this lesson, we will talk about phrases that you can use when looking for a missing item.
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0:06 In this lesson, we will talk about phrases that you can use when looking for a missing item.
0:18 What are you looking for, Sam?
0:20 Mom, I just can’t find my guitar anywhere. I have a music lesson in half an hour.
0:27 I don't know. It wasn’t with you when you came home from class yesterday.
0:31 Are you sure?
0:33 Absolutely. You were just carrying your backpack when you got home.
0:37 Oh, man! Then I probably forgot it at my friend’s place.
0:43 You’d better call him right now and make sure.
0:53 Why are you so annoyed? Is everything all right?
0:56 Don't even ask. I’m going to the gym but I just can’t find my running shoes.
1:00 Which ones?
1:02 The ones I always wear when I go to the gym.
1:05 Are you talking about the white Puma?
1:07 Yes. Have you seen them?
1:10 Are you suffering from amnesia or something? You gave those shoes away last week.
1:16 I did? Gosh. How could I forget? I think I need some time off from this hectic schedule.
1:27 Hello. I was shopping here this afternoon and I think I left my cellphone at the cash register after I paid.
1:34 But now I don’t see the lady who helped me.
1:37 Well, we have a lost and found. If any of our employees found your cellphone, that’s where it’ll be.
1:46 Oh, great! Where is the lost and found?
1:50 It’s right over here. Follow me.
1:53 This is it! Thank you very much!!
1:56 Sure! Glad I could help.
2:05 Genie. Where did you leave my sunglasses?
2:09 What sunglasses? I don’t have your sunglasses.
2:13 You borrowed my sunglasses the other day and never bothered to return them.
2:18 I put them on your dresser.
2:20 They’re not there.
2:22 I’m sure they are!...See? Here they are!! Right where I left them.
2:26 Oh, yeah! Well, sorry. You’re right. My bad.
2:36 I just can’t find my guitar anywhere. I have a music lesson in half an hour.
2:49 It wasn’t with you when you came home from class yesterday.
2:56 Then I probably forgot it at my friend’s place.
3:04 Don't even ask. I’m going to the gym but I just can’t find my running shoes.
3:14 Have you seen them?
3:19 How could I forget?
3:22 I think I left my cellphone at the cash register after I paid.