CNN 10 | May 17, 2017

source: Daily Listening    2017年5月16日
CNN 10 | May 17, 2017 | Daily Listening hightlights: A debate concerning the U.S. president, sensitive intelligence, and Russia leads things off for us today. We're also giving you a preview of what's ahead in Iran's election, and we're examining the history of something that millions use every day. Finally: a pirate ship "sets sail" in Arizona.
Today’s broadcast of CNN 10 is on May 17, 2017.
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Nature Idioms

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2015年12月3日
In this lesson, we look at the following idioms that use nature expressions: down-to-earth, sell someone down the river, light a fire under (someone), a drop in the ocean, let the dust settle, and in broad daylight.
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source: Rachel's English     2017年2月1日
The phrasal verb SIGN: sign for, sign in, sign out, sign on, sign up, sign off. 
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IN phrasal verbs part 1

source: MrSkypelessons    2017年4月24日
Here is an English lesson on some of the most common phrasal verbs used with the preposition IN. Please answer the following questions:
Do you think you will be in for some bad marks?
Do you tend to blend in when you go abroad?
When was the last time you went in on something? How much did you chip in?
Who do you let in on your secrets?
If you needed an extra player in your team, who would you rope in?
Do you have a tendency to butt in the conversation?
Do you usually push in when you join a queue?
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Business English 9: Business English Idioms

source: Espresso English    2017年4月14日
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Idioms are short phrases with meanings that are different from the meanings of their individual words. Idioms are different from slang - idioms are in between formal and informal, so they are acceptable in everyday English conversations and e-mails - including some communication at work. Slang is very informal, and is usually used in humor, music, and conversations between close friends.

- Formal: Official business, legal, academic English
- Casual: Idioms, everyday conversation, e-mails
- Informal: Slang, humor, music
Slang is almost never used in business English, but idioms are often used in conversations and e-mails - so I'm going to introduce you to some common idiomatic expressions.

This is the method we'll use for learning the idioms:
1. Look at the example of the idiom in context
2. Guess the meaning of the idiom
3. Wait for the answer and explanation
Why do I recommend these three steps? Well, it's important to try to figure out the meanings of the idioms from the context. This helps you think actively about the expressions and learn to understand new expressions faster.

7 Advanced Phrases For Doctors, Nurses & Hospital Visits

source: EnglishAnyone    2017年4月5日
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In this video, you'll learn 7 MORE advanced English phrases that will help you impress doctors and sound more native, natural and conversational when visiting hospitals. :)

phrasal verbs covered in this video:
to put me down for/at X
to pencil me in for/at X
to come down with X illness
to feel run down
to be stopped up
to be backed up
to be blocked up
to be stuffed up
to flare up
to act up
to point something out
to fix up
to carry out a procedure

Business English 66 (report, document, file)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月1日
Document, report, and file.

Business English 65 (Biography, experience, experienced, inexperienced)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月1日
Biography, experience, experienced, inexperienced.

BBC News Review: Do chickens stop mosquito bites?

source: BBC Learning English    2016年7月26日
Can chickens stop you getting bitten by mosquitoes? Join Rob and Sian in News Review as they bring you this exciting story and the language you need to understand it.
Learn more about this and test your understanding here:

The story:
Scientists have discovered that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are deterred by the smell of certain animals, particularly chickens.
Working in Ethiopia, researchers found that the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito strongly preferred human to animal blood. And while it fed randomly on cattle, goats and sheep, it avoided chickens.
Habte Tekie - Addis Ababa University
They feed on humans and other domestic animals, but not on chicken, because the mosquito antennae did not respond.
Person sleeping under untreated bed nets inside the house, the light trap attached to the chicken didn't catch the malaria mosquitoes, while the light trap in which human beings slept overnight collected quite a significant number of malarial mosquito.

Key words and phrases:
repel: keep something away (for example: insects/water) by being unattractive or unpleasant to it

something/someone repels you: you find something/someone disgusting or unpleasant and want to stay away from it/them

deter: prevent/discourage someone from doing something by making it difficult or unpleasant for them to do it

a pun: a funny way of using a word so that more than one meaning is suggested

steer clear of: to avoid someone or something

Learn English vocabulary - Fears (Halloween special)

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me   2012年10月30日
Learn how to express fear, different levels of fear, for example: "I'm scared of..." "I'm terrified of..."

How to Talk About Love and Relationships

source: Oxford Online English 2016年10月31日
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In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about relationships in English. How can a wingman help you talk to people you like? If someone leads you on, should you be happy or annoyed? And what does it mean if someone tells you, “I’m out of your league?” In this lesson, you can learn:
- How to talk about having crushes and dating.
- Idiomatic, natural vocabulary to talk about dating, relationships and love.
- How to talk about a relationship when it's going well...
- ...and when it's going badly!

Complaining - How To Bitch At People In Casual English

source: Twominute English    2013年6月23日
Did your best friend break your trust? Or did your friend who you trust a lot talk behind your back? Learn how to complain to your friend about the things they did in this lesson
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0:06 In this lesson, we will see phrases you can use while complaining about things people did to you.
0:17 Hey, Ness. Is what I’ve been hearing true?
0:21 What have you been hearing? Is everything all right?
0:24 Well, I heard you gossiped like a girl behind my back.
0:28 What are you saying? Who told you that?
0:32 Unlike you, I don’t talk about people behind their backs.
0:35 I just want to warn you that if you want this friendship to last, you’d better not repeat the things that you said last night at the party.
0:44 Oh man. I was drunk last night. I didn't know what I was doing.
0:49 Ness, let me tell you something: no matter how drunk I am, I’ll never say anything bad about my friends in front of others.
0:58 You have a problem with me, come to me and sort it out.
1:03 I’m sorry dude. I seriously got carried away. I’m really sorry.
1:14 Linda, did you go to “Rock ‘n’ Roll” last night?
1:17 No, I didn't. Why do you ask?
1:20 I ask because I thought that at least you wouldn’t lie to my face about it.
1:25 I’m not lying!
1:27 Really? I saw your picture in one of our mutual friend’s cellphone. Why did you have to lie to me and ditch me for that stupid party?
1:35 Err... I’m so sorry. I just wanted to have a little fun. You had some other plans, and I didn’t want to hurt your feelings... so I said I was sick.
1:45 Linda. We are really good friends. Don’t you think we can be honest with each other? Why do you feel like you have to lie?
1:51 Gosh. I’m really sorry, Amie. You’re right, of course. I’ll never lie again! I promise.
1:58 I hope you won’t. It’s really sad to see your friend ditching you, and lying about it, because of a stupid party.
2:09 Why do you look so annoyed? What happened?
2:12 I asked you not to tell anyone about the party. Why did you tell all your friends?
2:17 I didn't do anything. I didn’t tell anyone anything.
2:22 Oh, yeah? Everyone in school is talking about Saturday’s party. How did that happen?
2:27 Look, I just talked about it with my best friend. He may have told others.
2:31 Couldn’t you keep such a small thing to yourself? I mean
2:35 I trusted you and shared many party plans with you, and now look, the entire school knows about it.
2:44 I’m sorry. I just got carried away last night on the phone. I didn’t think he’d tell anyone. I’m so sorry for ruining your surprise party, Linda.
2:52 Well, I hope you learn a lesson from this…next time I won’t let you in on my plans. You’ll have to earn my trust back.
3:01 I feel really bad about this. What can I do to make it up to you?
3:04 You’ll have to earn my trust back…
3:11 Is what I’ve been hearing true?
3:18 What have you been hearing? Is everything all right?
3:25 I heard you gossiped like a girl behind my back.
3:35 I don’t talk about people behind their backs.
3:43 I ask because I thought that at least you wouldn’t lie to my face about it.
3:56 Don’t you think we can be honest with each other? Why do you feel like you have to lie?
4:07 I’ll never lie again! I promise.
4:13 I asked you not to tell anyone about the party. Why did you tell all your friends?
4:28 I hope you learn a lesson from this…next time I won’t let you in on my plans. You’ll have to earn my trust back.