Daily conversation with GIVE

source: Crown Academy of English     2017年5月16日
Here are the phrases that you will learn in this lesson:
to give up
to give something away
to give someone a hand
to give someone a lift / ride
to give someone your word

Throughout the tutorial, I also explain several grammar points as well as helping you to improve your English speaking.
For each phrase, I explain the meaning, pronunciation and then give you several examples with pictures.
There are subtitles / text on the screen to help you follow the class. The accent is British English, spoken by a native speaker.
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Phrases with dead, that doesn’t mean death – Imp...

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年5月10日
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Dead end:
Meaning- an end of a road or passage from which no exit is possible
Example - The hospital is at the dead end of the road.

Dead beat:
Meaning- an idle, freckless, or disreputable person
Example - Chase is always idle, he is a deadbeat.

Dead meat:
Meaning- used to suggest someone is in serious trouble
Example - Jack is dead meat!

Dead to the world:
Meaning- fast asleep.
Example - Ryle falls dead to the world by 8pm.

As good as dead:
Meaning- being in a very bad situation with no way out.
Example - Almost dead, he was as good as dead.

Dead of the night:
Meaning- The quietest, darkest part of the night
Example - I woke up at the dead of the night

Dead on my feet:
Meaning- Get some sleep
Example - You must be dead on your feet.

Dead set against:
Meaning- strongly opposed to
Example - They were dead set against seeing any more open spaces divided up.

Slang Expressions with the letter 'O'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年4月26日
In this lesson, we look at the following slang expressions that use the letter 'O': on the same wavelength, offbeat, on fire/on a roll, (be) on to something, (be) out of one's mind, off, off/out of it, on the fly, and old school.
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Advanced Hundreds Numbers: focusing on hundreds

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月25日
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How to use interjections

source: BBC Learning English     2015年11月30日
Ow! Hooray! Phew! Small words with a lot of meaning – learn how to use interjections in spoken English to express emotions and feelings. There are more practice activities on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

phrasal verb HIT

source: Rachel's English    2017年1月10日
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Accepting an award - 49 - English at Work gets your speech word perfect

source: BBC Learning English    2017年6月7日
It's the end of a busy day at the International Plastics Convention, and that means it's awards time! Tip Top Trading are up for the most prestigious prize – the Plastic Innovation of the Year award – but will they win?
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Welcome back to English at Work. Paul, Anna and Tom are at an important International Plastics Conference. It’s been a busy day of networking but the big boss from America, Mr Socrates, has told Paul some bad news. Before he tells the team, there is an important award to be won – the Plastic Innovation of the Year award. Will Tip Top Trading win it?

I hope you've written your acceptance speech Anna.

Yes, I'm just doing it now.

You've left it a bit late.

I've been so busy and now I'm really struggling. I don't know what to write.

Well, don't forget to say "On behalf of everyone at Tip Top Trading, thank you for our award". Or, you could say "our company is at the forefront of plastic innovation". Tell the audience "this award is a real boost for everyone working at the company". Say that and you'll be fine.

…working at the company. Good, got it. Thanks. Oh hi Tom, how have you got on?

Great great. I've been hanging out with some of our clients – keeping them sweet, you know what I mean?

Err, I don't actually know. But I've had some success. Oh, here comes Paul. Hi Paul.

Oh hello. Having a good day?

Yes, we're just talking about our success – let's hope we win that Plastic Innovation of the Year award, eh?

Oh yes... let's hope so. Although that means I've got to read out that speech you wrote for me. Public speaking is not really one of my things.

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats for our special award ceremony.

OK, here's your speech Paul.

We've got to win first.

Shhh shhh. Listen!

Thank you everyone for attending this year's conference. As you know, the highlight of the day is announcing the winner of our Plastic Innovation Award. So, without further ado, let's find out who this year's winner is. It is… Tip Top Trading for their Imperial Lemon.

Hey, that's us. We've actually won!

Oh crumbs. I suppose I'd better do my speech now.

Yeah… go on Paul you can do it!

OK, right. Whooah… ouch.

Oh no. Paul's tripped over that chair.

Is there anyone from Tip Top Trading here?

Anna, you'll have to do the speech – you did write it after all.

What me?! I can't.

Go on. You'll be fine and besides I'm no good at public speaking.

Yes you can do it Anna! Just start by saying 'ladies and gentlemen'.

Oh, if I have to. Erm… ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of everyone at Tip Top Trading, thank you for our award… our company is at the forefront of plastic innovation.


Erm… thanks Tom. This award is a real boost for everyone working at the company. We pride ourselves on innovation, quality and err… plastic fruit. And coming soon, we'll be launching a new plastic aubergine.

Ow, my big toe!

So thank you everyone, this really means a lot to us.

Brilliant Anna.

Yes splendid. Well done Anna.

Well done indeed. Anna saved the day again by making that speech. She sounded confident and genuinely happy about getting the award. Here's a reminder of some of things she said:

Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of everyone at Tip Top Trading, thank you for our award.

Our company is at the forefront of plastic innovation.

This award is a real boost for everyone working at the company.

This award really means a lot to us.

Are you OK now Paul?

Yes, sorry, that was rather unfortunate and a bit embarrassing too, but… hold on… what's happening now?

Ladies and gentlemen, before you go, we have one more award to present.


We have a special award. 'Employee of the Year'. This recognises someone’s achievements and contribution to the plastics industry.

At last, I've been recognised.

Please welcome Brad Socrates from Tip Top Trading International to award the prize.

Mr Socrates
Out the way. Where's the Goddamn envelope? OK, right, and the award goes to… Anna from Tip Top Trading.

Me? Bbbut I…

Go on Anna. You deserve it. Go and make another speech!

Thank you everyone – this is amazing.

Mr Socrates
This girl is amazing. In just one year she has risen from an apprentice to a champion. It's great to have her on board. I think we should talk about your salary later hey?

Can things get any better for Anna? I think they can. Join us again soon for more English at Work. Bye.

Idiom "Call the Shots"

source: Twominute English    2013年7月18日
The idiom "call the shots" means to take charge or make decisions. Therefore, somebody who calls the shot is the person who is in power to make important decisions. In this English tutorial video, you will learn about the meaning and use of the idiom "call the shots". 
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0:06 In this lesson you will learn how to use the idiom 'call the shots'.
0:16 Calling a shot means to make a decision.
0:19 That's right. In other words, to “call a shot” is to decide what is to be done.
0:25 The person who calls the shots is the one who makes the most powerful decisions.
0:31 That's right, Cally. Someone who calls the shots is the one who is in charge and gives directions.
0:37 Yes, it means to be in the most powerful position to decide and influence a situation. Will you give me an example, Aaron?
0:46 Alright, here is one: It's Fred's project, so he will call the shots; he'll decide how to proceed. Should I give another example?
0:56 If you want to. I'm not the one calling the shots here!
1:01 Alright then, you give an example now.
1:05 Sure, here it goes: 'The teacher calls the shots, not the students'.
1:11 Great! Let's listen to some conversations now.
1:21 Will we reach our destination tomorrow?
1:24 If we walk all day, we may. But that's up to Freda. She's calling the shots.
1:30 I'd rather walk half a day and stop to rest.
1:34 Yeah! But you're not calling the shots.
1:43 Freda is calling the shots, but she's pretty fair.
1:47 Right! She listens to our opinions, and takes them into consideration.
1:52 Yes, I'm glad we followed the trail, and not the rocky beach.
1:57 Yeah. It's pretty hot today, I suggest we rest for a while.
2:02 It's up to Freda, though. She calls the shots.
2:11 Who is calling the shots on your team?
2:14 The squad captain will decide who starts.
2:17 But the captain isn't here yet.
2:20 You're next in seniority. I think you'll have to call the shots until he gets here. You must decide the starting line-up.
2:27 Okay, I'll make the decision.
2:34 I'm not the one calling the shots here!
2:42 The teacher calls the shots, not the students.
2:51 But that's up to Freda. She's calling the shots.
2:59 She calls the shots.
3:05 Who is calling the shots on your team?
3:13 I think you'll have to call the shots until he gets here.

Everyday Actions | Set 2

source: Mark Kulek       2017年5月06日

How to Use Sarcasm in Spoken English

source: Oxford Online English    2017年4月11日
Do you know what sarcasm is, and how to use it? In this lesson, you'll see some useful words and phrases which will help you to use sarcasm in English!
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In this English lesson, you can learn:
- What sarcasm is.
- When to be sarcastic, including example situations with English phrases which you can use in your spoken English.
- How to be sarcastic in English, including many useful phrases for everyday situations.
- What to say if someone doesn't understand your attempts at sarcasm in English!

Business English 110 (guarded trade secrets, espionage, bribery)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月3日
Closely guarded trade secrets, espionage, bribery

Business English 109 (Code of ethics, code of conduct, whistleblower)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月3日
Code of ethics, code of conduct, whistleblower.