English at Work: 10 Phrasal Verbs for the Office

source: English Lessons with Alex    2017年5月18日
Do you work in an office? Do you have English-speaking clients? In this Business English lesson, I'll help you succeed in your career by teaching you 10 important phrasal verbs that are commonly used in the office. Do you "note things down" in your meetings? Do you "back up" your files? Is your printer always "running out" of ink? Are you "keeping up" with your colleagues? I'll explain what all of these expressions mean as well as "call off", "come up", "go through", and more! Check out this lesson and improve your English for work.

Different ways to say 'I don't know..'

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年4月28日
In this ESL lesson, Niharika will help you improve your spoken English. She explains what are the different alternatives to the old phrase “I don’t know” which doesn’t sound very bright, we can use several other English phrases which sound much more conversational and smart. We can use these English phrases while situations that we may not know the answers to.

The first three phrases are
I have no idea
I have no clue
I haven’t the foggiest idea

All three of these phrases can be used when you really have no information at all and are even unable to guess what the answer to a question could be.

For example,
Do you know if john has broken up with Mary?

Now since you haven’t spoken to either of them, you have no information and you really can’t make a guess about something like this, so you could respond by saying, I have no idea or I have no clue or I haven’t the foggiest idea, which also means the same thing.

The next set of phrases can be used when again you don’t know the answer to a question and it doesn’t concern you at all, hence you are also very annoyed but you can’t be rude to the person asking you. So you could respond by saying

How should I know?
Don’t ask me
Search me

For example,
Do you know if our boss is divorced?
How should I know?

This is a perfect example, to answer by using any of the above mentioned three phrases

The next one is,
Your guess is as good as mine.

This phrase can be used when you know that the person asking you a question also has no idea about what the answer could be. So you are both sailing in the same boat.

For example,
Do you know if Peter will come to the party?
Here, you could answer by saying, your guess is as good as mine.

The next phrase is,
It beats me.

This can be used when you want to say that you don’t understand something and hence you don’t know the answer

For example,
Do you know the answer to this puzzle?
It beats me.
The next phrase is,
Not as far as I know.

You can use this phrase when someone asks you a question to confirm if the information that they have is correct or not but you have no information about the situation. So you could say, not as far as I know.

For example, if a colleague of yours has heard a rumor that one of your managers is quitting and wants to confirm with you,
I heard about Josh’s resignation, did you know?

Well, not as far as I know.
The last phrase is
Who knows.

This phrase can be used for questions which almost no one would have answer to like,

Do you know when the end of the world is?
So you could say who knows in response to a question like this, which nobody may have answer to.

So these are the English phrases that you can use instead of the not so smart phrase, I don’t know and sound confident in English speaking while responding to questions that you don’t have answers to.

Let's go on a road trip! (Learn Real English)

source: English Lessons with Adam     2017年5月5日
Want to drive in an English speaking country? In today's lesson we're going on a road trip! I'll teach you vocabulary and expressions you should know if you're a driver or if you are interested in driving. In North America and Europe there is an entire culture of driving and road trips. I'll talk about these special driving vacations, who goes on them, and what kinds of vehicles you'll see on the road. I've gone on many road trips, so I'll recommend the tools and supplies you should have with you. I'll also share my advice and warnings so you can save money and have a safe and enjoyable trip. Ready? Let's hit the road! https://www.engvid.com/learn-real-eng...

Phrasal Verbs with 'BRING'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年1月20日
In this lesson, we take a look at the following 'bring' phrasal verbs: bring up, bring in, bring down, bring about, bring out, and bring (something) on.
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Using the suffixes -tian, -sion and -tion

source: BBC Learning English     2015年12月15日
What do Egyptian, information and confession all have in common? They’re all featured in this episode of 6 Minute Vocabulary and they all end in suffixes that are pronounced ‘shun’. Join Finn and Catherine and learn all about them. For more practice, check out the activities on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

How to How to Agree with Ideas in English | 925 English Lesson 10

source: Business English Pod     2017年4月23日
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Every day, in life and work, we have to decide whether we agree or disagree with other people’s ideas. It might be in a serious discussion about who to hire or how to cut costs, or in a simple conversation about where to go for lunch. And when you hear an idea that you like, you want to show your support for it, right?

phrasal verb GRIND

source: Rachel's English     2017年1月22日
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CNN 10 - May 31, 2017 with English subtitles

source: Chau Pham      2017年5月30日

Greeting A Friend in English

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月25日
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This English video will teach you how to casually greet you friend in English. These are all common English greeting that you should know!
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Pronouns | You and I | English Speaking Practice

source: Mark Kulek    2017年5月28日

Being in charge - 46 - English at Work helps you be the boss

source: BBC Learning English     2017年5月17日
Troubling times at Tip Top Trading! Paul went off to a biscuit-lover's convention and hasn't come back! What's happened, and more importantly who will step up to take charge while the boss is missing?
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Welcome back to English at Work. Last time we heard Anna pitching her new plastic aubergine idea to Paul, in a lift. He was on his way to a biscuit- lovers' convention and didn't have much time. She gave the perfect elevator pitch but it's down to Paul to give her idea the go ahead – the problem is, he seems to have gone missing.

Denise, isn't Paul supposed to be here today?

Yes. He went to that biscuit lovers' convention yesterday but he said he'd be back today.

Maybe he's eloped with a pack of custard creams, eh?!

Very funny Tom. I'll give him a call now …oh, that might be him now.Hello, Tip Top Trading… oh hello Paul, everything OK? ...oh no! ...oh no!

What Denise?

He choked on a biscuit at the convention and he's in hospital. (To Paul) Yes Paul, that was Tom… you want to speak to Anna? I'll just get her… get better soon Paul. (To Anna) Anna, Anna, it's Paul on the phone, he wants to speak to you – sounds important.

Me? Oh right, can you transfer the call please? Hello Paul, are you OK?

Not really. Damn Garibaldi biscuit got wedged in my throat, ended up banging my head on a table trying to get it out.

Oh dear, so you're not coming to work today?

I'm afraid not, I need to rest for a few days so I was wondering, in fact I'm asking you, could you act up?

I've told you before Paul, I can't act… or even sing.

No, no Anna. Act up, I mean do my job for a bit – be the boss – just for a day or two.

Me?! Be the boss?!


It's quite easy really. Just check my diary and you'll see what needs doing. And if you have any problems just… erm… just ask Denise. Thanks Anna.

That's great Anna. You've got all the skills to do Paul's job – maybe even more! But you need to take charge and show who's boss!

Oh right. But what should I say?

Well, don't be too bossy, but you could say: "If anyone has any issues about their work please come and speak to me", or, "I would like to have a meeting to discuss our work", or, "If there's anything you want to ask, my door is always open". That makes you sound like a very approachable boss! Good luck.

Right everyone, as you know Paul has put me in charge for a while.

I'm not being funny Anna, but why you? I mean, I've been here the longest.

Tom, if you have any issues about your work, please come and speak to me.

Oh right… I will then.

Erm… Anna… congratulations on your promotion. I just wondered, now you're in charge, could I do a little less admin and a bit more selling?

Let's see Denise. I'd like to have a meeting soon to discuss all our work, so we can talk about it then. OK?

Oh yes, thanks Anna.

Right then. It's business as usual and if there's anything you want to ask, my door is always open. Right, back to work… and Tom, could I have a word in my office now please?

Excellent work Anna. You're sounding like the boss already – just don't start eating biscuits! Being in charge means being firm but fair and keeping your cool. Here's a reminder of some of the phrases Anna used:

If anyone has any issues about their work please come and speak to me.

I would like to have a meeting to discuss our work.

If there is anything you want to ask, my door is always open.

Take a seat Tom. Could you please close the door?

I thought "your door was always open"?

Not this time. I need to speak to you about this message in Paul's diary.

Oh, right, I see. You need my help? What does it say?

It's for two days' time and it says, Socrates, IPC, final.

Oh no, that doesn't sound good.

Oh dear, what could that mean? Could there be trouble ahead? Join us again soon to find out. Bye.

Where Does English Come From (Part 2)

source: Oxford Online English     2017年2月7日
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This is the second of our two-part series about the history of English. In part one, you saw how Ancient Greek and Latin have influenced English, and how many modern English words have a connection to Ancient Greek or Latin.
In this lesson, you can learn about how French, German and other languages have influenced English.
You can learn the origins of English vocabulary, and also see how learning about where English words come from can help you to learn and remember English vocabulary.
In this lesson, you can learn about the influences of Greek and Latin on modern English. You'll see how many modern English words have roots in languages which are more than 2,000 years old.
This is part two of a two-part series. Watch part one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMSPz...

Business English 86 (Macroeconomics, microeconomics, economist, think-tank)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月2日
Macroeconomics, microeconomics, economist, think-tank

Business English 85 (Homogenous, attitudes, culture, cultural values)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月2日
Homogenous, attitudes, culture, cultural values

Confusion in English - Alright or All right?

source: Twominute English     2013年7月3日
The words "alright" and "all right" often create confusion for new learners of English. What's the difference between "alright" and "all right" or is there a difference at all? We use these words every now and then in English, especially while talking. Let's learn through this video the actual meanings of the words and how to use them in different situations.
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0:06 In this lesson you will learn about the words “alright” and “all right” and how to use them.
0:20 “Alright” is the short form of “all right”. The two have almost the same meanings. However we use them in a slightly different way.
0:30 Let’s see the phrase ‘all right’. ‘All right’ means accepted, permitted or all correct.
0:39 For example: The electrician came today to make sure that the wirings were all right.
0:48 I get that! ‘All right’ is sometimes used to ask permission. Is it all right for me to go swimming at night?
0:56 That’s correct! Good example. “Alright” is actually informal, although it is gradually being accepted in modern English dialogue.
1:07 It’s better to avoid this word while writing English, since many grammarians still do not consider this word as standard.
1:16 Alright. But it’s fine to use it while speaking. It is the same as saying “Okay”.
1:24 We may use it sometimes to mean that something is just satisfactory or fine.
1:30 That’s alright for now. Let’s see some conversations.
1:35 Yes, sure! Be careful not to use ‘alright’ in serious writings. It’s just the informal form of “all right”
1:46 Alright, alright! I’ll remember that!
1:56 Are you alright, Vincent?
1:58 It’s my allergy, I just ate some sesame seeds.
2:01 Alright. Let me get you some medicine.
2:05 Will I be all right after an hour? I gotta go to a meeting.
2:08 Don’t worry, you’ll be fine.
2:16 Selena, I need your car keys.
2:19 Huh! But my car is not all right. Its tires are flat.
2:24 I will take it to be repaired. Alright?
2:26 Alright then, take the keys from the door hook.
2:33 Is it all right if I go swimming at night?
2:42 Alright, alright! I’ll remember that!
2:52 Are you alright, Vincent?
2:59 Alright then, take the keys from the door hook.
3:08 Alright?