CNN 10 June 2, 2017 with English subtitles

source: Chau Pham      2017年6月1日

Phrasal Verbs with 'TAKE'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2015年11月19日
In this lesson, the following phrasal verbs are taught: take back, take apart, take off, take up, take to, take over and take out.
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Preposition BY

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年5月2日
In this English grammar lesson, you will learn 6 uses of the preposition BY

“by" is a very common word in English.
In this lesson, you’ll learn 6 common uses of “by” as a preposition.
“by" is usually a preposition but it can also be used as an adverb.

“by” + place
The meaning is: beside / at the side of / next to
Example: The house is by a lake.

by + noun
to describe travel.
by + train, car, boat, plane, taxi, bus.
Example: I went to London by train.

to describe communication:
by + phone, email, post, fax
Example: I will send you the report by fax.

to describe methods of payment:
by + credit card, cheque
Example: We paid for the car by cheque.

by and the passive
In the passive voice, “by” indicates WHO is doing the action.
Example: The floor is being cleaned by Jane.

by + reflexive pronoun
This means to do something alone.
Example: I visited London by myself.

by + ING form of verb
This describes how to do something. How to achieve a particular result.
Example: You can turn on the television by pressing that button.

“by” + time expression
The meaning is not later than. Before or at a particular time. We use this structure for deadlines.
Example: You must leave the hotel room by 11 am.

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How to use synonyms

source: BBC Learning English    2015年12月7日
Do you know what the words 'pricey' and 'dear' mean when we're talking about how much something costs? Find out in this episode of 6 Minute Vocabulary with Finn and Catherine. You'll find out about other synonyms as well – words that have the same or similar meanings. There are more activities at:

phrasal verb SHOW

source: Rachel's English     2017年1月20日
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Talking about ‘Email Issues’

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2017年5月28日
This English lesson from Let’s Talk will help you learn some useful ways of talking about regular email related issues you come across in your communication virtually. Learn some useful English phrases and improve your English speaking skills.

# Issues with storage space in your email account, because of receiving a lot of emails. These could include chain mails or mails with many attachment. You can express these issues by saying:
• My email is getting full, what should I do?
• How do I request more storage space?
• I’m constantly running out of space

If you have just joined a new organization or may be purchased a service that needs you to create a new email account and if you have issues:
• I haven’t received my email address yet.
• My email account hasn’t been created.

If you have an existing account and you are facing some issues with the server or network:
• I can’t use my email right now; I think the server is down.
• It could be a network issue.
• If you receive a lot of spam or junk mail:
• How do I prevent junk/spam email?
• I keep getting spam in my inbox.

We hope these English expressions help you to voice your email problems in English easily. For more English lesson do not forget to subscribe to our Channel.

4 Essential English Questions To Ask A Stranger

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月25日
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10 Very Short Conversations | Set 20

source: Mark Kulek       2017年4月29日

Idiom 'A Bad Apple'

source: Twominute English     2013年7月15日
The idiom 'a bad apple' is used to describe a person who is bad or a troublemaker. It describes somebody who ruins everything and put a bad influence on things around. It normally refers to a person but it may also refer to some objects. Here in this video the meaning of the idiom 'a bad apple' is discussed along with examples. You will learn how to use the idiom in your conversations after watching this video.
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0:18 The idiom 'a bad apple' is used to describe someone who is inherently bad, dishonest or a troublemaker.
0:27 This idiom is actually a part of the proverb 'one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel',
0:33 which means a single bad person in a group of good people, may influence all of them, causing them to do wrong as well.
0:41 You are right, Nina. In fact, it may refer to anything which causes something wrong.
0:46 Did you just say 'anything'? You mean it also applies to a 'thing', right? For example: The new sales policy is a bad apple for the whole industry.
0:58 That's correct! It means causing a bad influence. Everybody knows that Jimmy is a rotten apple in the committee.
1:06 Right! In fact, such a bad apple should be put behind bars! He's a criminal!
1:12 Correct! 'A bad apple' can even mean a criminal.
1:16 I mean it, Max! We had a real hard time because of him!
1:20 Okay. Cool down, Nina! Believe me, he'll be taken care of!
1:30 Mrs. Austen, I want to talk to you about your son Calvin.
1:35 Yes Mrs. Jane.
1:37 He's such a bad apple. He's ruining my class.
1:42 Calvin? But he's a very quiet boy. What is he doing?
1:46 He tells the class that I don't teach well, and that the class is not learning anything.
1:52 Really, Mrs. Jane? Calvin is a very intelligent kid. Maybe the problem is you.
2:03 Did you all reach a decision at the meeting today?
2:06 A waste of time. Pete seems to be a bad apple for the whole management.
2:13 Yeah, but I don't believe that he's the one to blame.
2:16 He's the one who caused us to lose the contract because he insulted their CEO!
2:23 Bad apple!
2:31 Nina, is Irene dating that waiter at Ruffo's?
2:36 Yes, he is her new crush!
2:39 Sorry to hear that! Don't you know he is a bad apple?
2:44 Is that true?
2:47 Yeah! He dates and dumps!
2:51 I'm calling her right now. She deserves to know.
2:56 Everybody knows that Jimmy is a rotten apple in the committee.
3:05 The new sales policy is a bad apple for the whole industry.
3:16 He's such a bad apple.
3:22 Pete seems to be a bad apple for the whole management.
3:33 Don't you know he is a bad apple?
3:43 Bad apple!

Clearing up confusion - 47 - English at Work keeps things clear!

source: BBC Learning English    2017年5月24日
With Paul still out of action following his biscuit-related accident Anna is taking charge at Tip Top Trading. What will she do when she and Tom discover a mysterious note in Paul's office – and how will she stop rumours flying round the office?
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Welcome back to English at Work. Anna is acting up as boss because Paul had an accident with a biscuit! But her and Tom are in a panic after finding a note in Paul's diary that said 'Socrates, IPC, final'. Could it mean bad news for Tip Top Trading? Let’s find out.

It's very odd and it can't be good. But Socrates must mean Mr Socrates.

Yes – but IPC? What's that mean?

Yeah and final sounds very… final. Hmm… I've got it! IPC – it must be code for imminent post closures – they're going to sack us all!

Sshh. Keep your voice down. Don't tell everyone. Let's check things out first, don't say anything yet. OK?

OK. Mum's the word.

Your mum knows?!

No, no, no, it's our little secret. See you later.

Everything OK Tom?

Oh yeah, everything's cool. Actually Denise, it's not. I think we're all going to be sacked tomorrow by Mr Socrates.

What?! No! I've got a hairdresser's appointment on Saturday, how am I going to pay for it now? What am I going to do? I know, I'll call Marge.

Hey Brian, Pete… we're all going to be sacked tomorrow.

Erm… Anna, you've got a problem brewing.


Tom's spreading rumours about job cuts. Everyone's starting to panic.

Oh no! I'd better do something but what shall I say?

Call a meeting quickly. Tell the team 'there are some rumours going around that are not true'. Say, 'I am trying to establish the facts and I will let you know as soon as I have some information'. You could say 'I would be grateful if you hear any rumours, not to pass them on'. This can be a tricky situation and you need to handle it well. Good luck!

Gosh. This is hard but here goes. Excuse me, could everyone gather round please.

Is this about the sackings?

No Denise. Any rumours about sackings are not true.

Yeah that's right. Who told you that Denise?


Please don't listen to rumours. I am trying to establish the facts and if I get any information I will let you know straight away.

But I heard Mr Socrates is coming tomorrow, surely he’s going to sack us.

Ignore the rumours and please don't pass them on.

Anna. Tell them to carry on with their work as normal.

Right, yes. Could you please just carry on with your work as normal. Thank you.

So Anna, how are you going to find out the facts?

I'm going to have to call Paul – in private Tom – I don't want any more rumours getting out.

Oh yeah, absolutely. You need to establish the facts right?

Hello, Paul speaking.

Oh hi Paul. It's Anna. Sorry to bother you. Are you feeling better?

Much better thanks but keeping clear of biscuits for a while! Anyway, is everything OK?

Not exactly. There are rumours spreading about job cuts. Tom saw a note in your diary for tomorrow that said 'Socrates, IPC'.

Hmm. Really? Oh yes. I mean, oh no! It's not job cuts – it's IPC - the International Plastics Conference tomorrow! And Mr Socrates is flying in for it. Oh golly gosh, I'd forgotten about that.

I see. And why did you right final?

Because there's an award being given for the Best Plastic Innovation – and we're in the final with our Imperial Lemon. It was a reminder to me to write an acceptance speech. Oh golly gosh, I haven't written a thing.

Oh dear. What are we going to do?

What are you going to do indeed? But thank goodness those rumours of job cuts are not true. Tomorrow could actually be a good day for Tip Top Trading. Here's a reminder of the phrases Anna used to try and control the spread of some office rumours:

There are some rumours going around that are not true.

Please don't listen to rumours.

I am trying to establish the facts and if I get any information I will let you know straight away.

Ignore the rumours and please don’t pass them on.

Please just carry on with your work as normal. Thank you.

Tomorrow is going to be an important day at the International Plastics Conference. Mr Socrates will be there and Tip Top Trading could pick up a prestigious prize but who’s going to write the acceptance speech?

OK Anna, this calls for some urgent action. I want you and Tom to meet me at the Princess Diana Conference Centre tomorrow at 9.00.

Right. And what about the speech?

Well, I've got quite a lot on my plate so I was wondering if you could give it a go… please?

Me?! I've never done it before. What am I going to say?!

Don't worry Anna. We’re here to help. Join us again soon for some more English at Work. Bye!

How to Use a Notebook to Expand Your English Vocabulary

source: Oxford Online English    2017年3月7日
In this lesson you can learn what a vocabulary notebook is, why it’s helpful for learning vocabulary more quickly and how to use it to expand your English vocabulary quickly and effectively.
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A vocabulary notebook is a small book where you record new words. The best vocabulary notebook is small enough to put in your pocket so you can carry it everywhere, like this.

Remembering new vocabulary is something that many language students find difficult.
To really know a word means that you are able not just to recognise the word, but use it correctly.
But how can you go from recognising and understanding a word to using it well in your English speaking or writing?
You need to form a long-term memory of the word or phrase you’re trying to remember.
When you learn a new word in class or during self-study, it’s in your short-term memory. You are able to recognise and even use the word during your studies and maybe even for a short time afterwards, but then you may forget it.
You need to move the word into your long-term memory. The only way to do this is to see, hear and use the words many times.
So then, why is a vocabulary notebook helpful for expanding your vocabulary more quickly?
A vocabulary notebook is an excellent tool to help you move new words from your short-term to your long-term memory.
You can use it to record and review vocabulary, enabling you to see, hear and use the words many times, which will help you to remember them.
Record and review equals remember.
But how do you use a vocabulary notebook?
There are lots of different ways to use your vocabulary notebook, but two steps are important: record and review.
In this lesson, you'll learn more about how to record words in your vocabulary notebook, and how to review vocabulary effectively. Following these steps will help you to learn and remember English vocabulary.

Business English 90 (Bargaining power, suppliers, buyers, rivalries, barriers to entry, substitute)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月2日
Bargaining power, suppliers, buyers, rivalries, barriers to entry, substitutes.

Business English 89 (Government regulations, regulator, regulatory body, price protection)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月2日
Government regulations, regulator, regulatory body, price protection.