CNN 10 - May 23, 2017 with English subtitles

source: Chau Pham     2017年5月23日

Expressions with 'DROP' (Phrasal Verbs)

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年12月6日
In this lesson, we take a look at the following phrasal verbs that use the word 'drop': drop off, drop by/in, drop behind, drop out and, *as a bonus* the idiom, 'drop the ball'.
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Phrasal verb WORK (part 2)

source: Rachel's English     2017年1月29日
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Difference between EMBARRASSED and ASHAMED

source: Espresso English    2017年4月30日
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IELTS writing task 1 lesson | Academic

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年4月18日
IELTS writing corrections & comments by a tutor:

In this lesson for the academic exam, I answer the following questions:
How many words must I write ?
Is there a maximum number of words?
Will I lose marks if I write fewer than 150 words?
Can I repeat the question in my answer?
What is paraphrasing and how can I use this technique in the IELTS writing exam?
What verb tense should I use in IELTS writing task 1?

Small Talk | Emotional Conversations

source: Mark Kulek     2017年4月19日

WORD STRESS & INTONATION - Improve your pronunciation

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年4月14日
In this English speaking lesson you will learn to perfect your English pronunciation with correct “word stress”. We are already so stressed with the traffic, our jobs and assignments and now even words want to stress us. Stay with Michelle in this spoken English lesson ease yourself of the confusing word stress.

Let’s count the number of syllables for some words:

(In some cases it’s enough to count vowels in others we need to count the number of vowel sounds.)

Number of syllables:
• Japanese-3
• Dance-1
• Lonely -2
• Education-4
• Joyful-2

Many languages have regular stress patterns or fixed stress.
For example: In Finnish or Icelandic almost all almost all words are stressed at the first syllable. In Swahili one before the last syllable is almost always stressed.

Unfortunately for learners of English it’s not true. There are lots of rules but many exceptions also. So we won’t learn too many rules but just a few because that will help us understand word stress.
Word Stress Rules

*Rule 1: For most two syllable adjective and noun the stress is on the first syllable.
• SCA-ry Lion
• PAIN-ted Berries

*Rule 2: For most two syllable verbs the stress is on the second syllable.
• Pre-PARE

*Rule 3: For words ending in “tion” the stress is always on the penultimate syllable i.e. the syllable before “tion”
• Edu-ca-TION
• Sta-TION
• De-di-ca-TION
• Ir-ri-ta-TION

Rule 4: Let’s look at some words that can change meaning, form and pronunciation depending on the word stress:
REcord reCORD
REbel reBEL
CONduct conDUCT
CONtent content

Noun: to set down or register information
Verb: to record something- audio/video

Noun: a person who refuses to obey
Verb: to reject/ resist

Noun: personal behaviour
Verb: to lead or guide

Noun: usually something that is contained
Verb: to make content (satisfied)

You can use word stress rules for learning word stress however for other words you need to practice word stress. Remember, it’s very difficult to understand for the listener if the word is stressed wrongly. Therefore word stress is important.

Here’s a tip for you to master word stress: Make sure you check the stress for every new word you learn in the dictionary.

Business English 74 (National awareness, international awareness, growth opportunities, synergies)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月1日
National awareness, international awareness, growth opportunities, synergies

Business English 73 (invention, patent,

source: TeacherPhilEnglish       2010年2月1日

BBC News Review: Trump vs Clinton - US election day

source: BBC Learning English    2016年11月8日
Clinton or Trump? Americans are voting for their next president. Join Neil and Catherine to discover the language from the headlines you can use in everyday life.
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The story
The 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States has ended.
Speaking at his final rally in Michigan, Donald Trump said he was offering a once-in-a-lifetime political change and would restore honesty to the US government.
In her final rally, Hillary Clinton, who's leading in the opinion polls by a few percentage points, said America needed to build bridges not walls – a reference to Mr Trump's plan for a wall along the border with Mexico.

Key words and phrases
polls: the mechanism of voting
ballot: system of secret voting
pitch: something you say to persuade people to support you or do something

Using 'During' & 'While'

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me    2012年5月7日
The difference between 'During' & 'While', and how to correctly use them.
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Health English At a Chemist's Store. Speaking English At A Pharmacy.

source: Twominute English    2013年6月26日
We go to the pharmacy when we need to buy medicine. We often feel relieved if we talk to experts such as pharmacists or chemists. In this video you'll learn how to make conversations in English when you are buying medicine.
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0:06 In this lesson you will learn how to transact in the pharmacy.
0:15 Hello there. Do you have something for stomach pain?
0:19 Hmmm...When did your pain start?
0:22 Oh, It's not me. It's my granny. It just started after she had lunch.
0:28 Is it in the lower abdomen? Any idea?
0:32 No. Sorry, I don't know exactly.
0:36 You should've asked her. Is the pain severe?
0:40 Can you just give me some medicine for now? The pain is not so severe.
0:45 That's fine. Let me pack some. But if the pain does not stop, call the doctor.
0:56 Hello, Hector. Do you have something for headache?
0:59 Hi June, is it your granny again?
1:02 No. It's me this time.
1:05 Oh! Since when?
1:08 It started last night.
1:10 Hmm... I can only give you an over-the-counter pain killer.
1:14 Yes, please, that's all I need.
1:17 Sure! Do see a doctor if the pain persists.
1:26 Excuse me? Do you have these?
1:29 Ummm...Yeah! I have the first three of them.
1:32 Please give me a complete dosage for a month.
1:35 Here it is. The price would be...
1:38 Wait! I think this one is expired.
1:41 It can't be! Let me check.
1:43 Sure. I think it expired last month.
1:46 No, it didn't, the year printed is 2015.
1:49 Oh! I thought it was 2013.
1:58 This medicine is too expensive. I don't think I can afford it.
2:03 This is what your doctor prescribed, but I can give you a generic one if you want. It's the same formulation, but different brand.
2:10 Yes, I think that's a good idea. Should I check with my doctor?
2:15 It's the same formula and it's FDA approved medicine, but you can check, sure.
2:20 Alright! Give me 2 days worth of the dose. I will check with him and then buy the rest.
2:25 That's a good idea.
2:30 Do you have something for stomach pain?
2:38 Can you just give me some medicine for now? The pain is not so severe.
2:48 Do you have something for headache?
2:54 I can only give you an over-the-counter pain killer.
3:02 Please give me a complete dosage for a month.
3:09 I think it expired last month.
3:15 This medicine is too expensive. I don't think I can afford it.
3:25 It's the same formula and it's FDA approved medicine, but you can check, sure.