CNN 10 - May 26, 2017 with English subtitles

source: Chau Pham      2017年5月26日

Idiom 'A Penny for Your Thoughts'

source: Twominute English     2013年6月30日
The idiom 'a penny for your thoughts' is a way to ask somebody what they are thinking about. This idiom is also used when somebody wants to know about one's point of view or idea.
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0:18 ''A penny for your thoughts'' is an idiom used to ask what somebody is thinking about.
0:23 However it does not mean that I will give him a real penny for telling me his thoughts, right?
0:30 This is an idiom Brenda, idioms never mean what they say.
0:34 It means that you are actually interested in his ideas or you are willing to listen to him. A penny for your thoughts, Brenda!
0:42 Oh! Well, I was thinking if this is used more often when someone is in a deep thought or in trouble.
0:51 That's right. It is a polite way of asking somebody what they are thinking about if he or she is quiet for a long time.
0:59 Yes, it also means that you are requesting somebody to give his or her opinion. Am I correct? A penny for your thoughts!
1:09 You are right, but don't you think I deserve more for my precious thoughts?
1:14 Oh C'mon, Tony! I won't give you even a penny anyway!
1:21 Just Kidding! Okay, let's listen to some conversations now.
1:30 A penny for your thoughts Jack, you look troubled.
1:34 It's nothing, Anna. I just want to be alone for a moment.
1:38 C'mon Jack! You can tell me.
1:40 I want to join the Army, but my mom won't allow me.
1:45 That's what's bothering you so much?
1:47 Yeah! You may think that's not worth a penny but it's important to me.
1:53 I understand, but you shouldn't worry so much!
2:02 Our beach has become so dirty.
2:05 It's become a busy tourist attraction.
2:08 How do you feel about the tourists? A penny for your thoughts?
2:13 Sure, tourism is good, but we still need to take care of the beach.
2:23 Hey Anna. You look upset. A penny for thoughts, my dear.
2:27 Oh, it's nothing. But now you made me remember a song that I love.
2:32 Hmm... Really? Which one?
2:35 'Lavender' by Marillion. There's a part that goes exactly like this: ''a penny for your thoughts, my dear''.
2:42 I see! Sorry but I never heard of it.
2:46 It's a lovely song!
2:51 A penny for your thoughts, Brenda!
2:57 A penny for your thoughts Jack, you look troubled.
3:05 A penny for your thoughts?
3:10 A penny for thoughts, my dear.

Phrasal Verbs with 'LET'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年6月28日
In this lesson, we look at the following phrasal verbs with the word 'let': let down, let in, let (someone) in on, let off, let on, let up, and let out.
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phrasal verb SLEEP

source: Rachel's English     2017年1月25日
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7 Quick & Easy ways to learn English faster.

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年4月26日

A Song a day –
Listen to one English song every day. The best way to learn English through songs is to watch the songs on YouTube with subtitles. Whenever you come across a difficult word or don’t understand the pronunciation. You could figure that out by looking at the subtitles.

Call a customer service –
You could call up a customer service hotline of your service providers such as a mobile phone company or an internet service provider. On the IVR select the language as English. When you speak to the customer service representative, it gives you a good practice on listening and speaking English. You could call up many other service providers to enquire for a product or a service. It’s a great opportunity to practice English as these representatives are fluent in their English communication skills.

Host a dinner-
This is a very good idea to learn English over dinner, food and learning, isn’t it? Invite some of your friends or colleagues who are at the same level of English as yours, you could also invite someone who speaks good English, set the communication theme as English. This is a great opportunity to interact with people in English and you are learning English actually used in the real world.

Watch movies with subtitles-
As we looked earlier how you could learn English through songs, similarly you could learn English through movies. Choose your genre of movies such as fiction, action, true events etc. and set the subtitles on.

Learn two words a day –
I am sure you have heard this many times, but I would like to add something here. Implement the newly learned words in your everyday conversation. You could also visit our YouTube channel Daily Video Vocabulary – to learn new words daily and how to use them in your daily conversation.

A post a day on Facebook-
Post something every day on your Facebook account. You are sure you get some reactions, comments on that post, reply to these comments in English. Something very important, don’t use short forms such as TAT(Thanks a tonne) avoid such abbreviations, remember you are learning English.

Reading hoardings and signboards-
As you travel you come across a lot of hoardings and sign boards displayed on the streets, shops for publicity. This is a great opportunity to learn new words and enhances your vocabulary.

How to Give and Ask for Opinions

source: JenniferESL      2017年4月27日
0:01 Introduction
0:15 Conversation 1
0:32 Lesson title
0:41 Expressions set 1
1:21 Conversation 2
1:41 Expressions set 2
2:03 Conversation 3
2:22 Expressions set 3
2:41 Conversation 4
3:05 Expressions set 4
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Business English 80 (Market leader, first-mover, innovator and cutting-edge)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月1日
Market leader, first-mover, innovator and cutting-edge.

Business English 79 [Total sales, same-store sales, year-over-year (Y-o-Y) comparisons]

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月1日
Total sales, same-store sales, year-over-year (Y-o-Y) comparisons.

I'll, You'll, ...Contractions of "Will" - Quick Pronunciation

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me   2016年10月16日
In today's Quick Pronunciation lesson, we look at how to pronounce the contractions of "Will" with all the pronouns!
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Speak English Fluently - How to Improve Your English Fluency

source: Oxford Online English    2017年1月24日
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How long have you been studying English? Do you find sometimes that even though you study hard, you can’t speak fluently? Do you learn lots of grammar and vocabulary, but you find it difficult to make sentences when you speak.
In this lesson, we’re going to talk about fluency and what you can do to change this situation and improve your English fluency.

You can learn:
- What fluency means and what different skills you need to work on to improve your English fluency.
- The one most important thing you can do to improve your English fluency.
- How to deal with pressure, nervousness and shyness when speaking English.
- How to use reading aloud to improve the speed and fluency of your spoken English.
- How to use songs to improve your spoken fluency in English.
- A simple but effective vocabulary-learning technique that will make it easier to speak and respond fluently and naturally.