Job Vocabulary - Professions in English. What is your Job? Occup...

source: Twominute English    2013年7月22日
There are so many jobs in the world. Do you know all these jobs in English? Can you say what a person does in English language? Watch this quick and fun lesson to learn about people's jobs in English, and what they do.
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Learn expressions for interrupting

source: JenniferESL     2017年5月25日
Listen to model conversations with native speakers. Learn common expressions that people use to interrupt (if they have to). Test your ability to understand fast speech.
0:01 Introduction/Conversation 1 (short version)
0:33 Lesson title
0:41 Conversation 1 (full version)
1:13 Expressions set 1
1:31 Conversation 2
2:26 Expressions set 2
2:58 Exercise to recall the expressions
5:10 Lesson ending
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Talking about Boasting & Boasters

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年5月24日
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Great boast, small roast: people who show or talk more than they actually do or brag more than what they actually do

It is harder to be poor without complaining than to be rich without boasting: it is easy for rich people to boast and flaunt what they have

Great boaster, little doer: used for people who boast and show off but actually do very little.

Great boasters, little doers: people show off and boast but do not so much in real

Believe a boaster as you would a liar: this is a sarcastic phrase. Do you believe liars? Of course not, so like wise you would not believe a boaster.

He is a fool who boasts of four things: that he has good wine, a good horse, a handsome wife, and plenty of money: people generally boast about these four things when there is no need to.

Envy waits on boasting: people who boast generate envy
He makes idle boasting: used to say someone boasts for no reason at all

It is one thing to boast, another to fight: some people prefer boasting rather than doing anything or struggling for what they want

They can do least who boast loudest: people who boast the loudest or the most are the ones who do the least

How to Express English Ordinal Numbers

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月25日
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Robin will teach an easy way to learn English ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers are very important to English and you must understand them. Many students make mistakes using them. This video will help you understand.

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source: Rachel's English     2017年1月9日
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Slang Expressions with the letter 'K'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年3月15日
In this lesson, we look at the following slang expressions that use the letter 'K': kick, kill, knock-off, know-it-all, killer, keep a straight face, kosher, kick in, kick-ass, and kick it.
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Easily confused words

source: BBC Learning English    2015年8月17日
In this video we look at words like 'dessert' and 'desert', 'bored' and 'boring'. Learners of English often find it difficult to choose the right one. Do you? Practise using easily confused words with us.
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Making someone redundant - 50 - English at work has to give someone the ...

source: BBC Learning English  2017年6月14日
At the offices of Tip Top Trading, the team is catching up on yesterday's good news from the conference. But today it's bad news that everyone is going to hear following Paul's chat with big boss, Mr Socrates. Someone is going to lose their job!
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Morning everyone. How did you get on at the conference?

Oh hi Denise. Yeah it was… it was OK.

What do you mean 'OK'? It was great. We made some new contacts and we won an award – Best Plastic Innovation of the Year, for our Imperial Lemon.

Oh that's wonderful. Wish I'd been there.

Maybe next year eh?

Maybe?Welcome back to the offices of Tip Top Trading where everyone is catching up on yesterday's good news. But today it's bad news that everyone is going to hear following Paul’s chat with the big boss, Mr Socrates. But how bad is it? Let's find out.

Morning everyone.

Hi Paul. Everything OK?

Yes, fine. Well done for winning Employee of the Year – I hope you can continue to be a great employee. Excuse me.

Hmm, he sounded odd. What did he mean?

Probably run out of biscuits!

He's obviously got something on his mind.

Denise, could I have a word with you in my office please?

Of course. I'll bring my notepad and pen shall I?

What's that all about? Anyway, now we're alone, I wanted to see what you're doing tonight… are you free?

Sorry Tom, I'm seeing Dave tonight. He's offered to fix something on my computer at home.

Oh, has he now?

All the years I've worked here – why me? Why now?

Denise, what's up?

Paul says he needs to move the furniture around and he has to let me go. He says he can't afford me anymore.

That's terrible… but where's he letting you go to? And what furniture is he moving?

No Anna! If someone says they are 'moving the furniture' they really mean they are restructuring or changing the business. And if they say 'they have to let you go', it means they are sacking you or in other words, ending your job.

Sacking you? Oh, that is serious. Denise, I'm really sorry to hear this. But why does Paul want to 'move the furniture' around?

He says it's because of the tough economic situation. My role is no longer needed

Hey, that's not true. You make a great cup of tea Denise. I've got a good mind to smash Paul's bourbons into tiny crumbs. Grrr.

Calm down Tom. Now Denise, when did Paul say you had to go?

He's given me seven days' notice.

A 'notice period' is an amount of time an employer must give an employee if they plan to terminate their employment.

I never thought I would be facing redundancy… not now… not at my age.


Yes, if someone says 'they are facing redundancy', it’s another way of saying they are losing their job. Hmm, I think Denise needs a shoulder to cry on.

Yes. Denise, do you want my shoulder to cry on?

Oh thanks.

Urgh! Erm… Denise, I've just made some tea would you like a cup?

Oh yes please.

There you go. You know Denise, you've got to think positively. You'll get another job… and let's face it you didn't like working here anyway… you always looked so miserable.

I don't think Tom's attempts to cheer Denise up are going to work! Losing your job can be a traumatic experience. It can come as a surprise and a shock. Let's hear the phrases Paul used to break the news to Denise:

We've got to move the furniture around.

I'm afraid I've got to let you go.

I'm giving you seven days' notice.

And here are some other expressions you may hear in connection with losing your job:

Facing redundancy

Getting the sack

Terminating your employment

Leaving the company

Right, well, I might as well start clearing out my desk.

Yeah it's a real shame. Any chance I could have your stapler?

Tom, you could be a bit more sympathetic.

Oh right.

Tom, Anna. Could I have a word in my office please?

Oh no. This is it. It's my turn to get the chop!

Ha, You might not need my stapler after all!

Crikey! Things aren't looking good at Tip Top Trading. Are Tom and Anna getting the chop… I mean, the sack? Join us again next time on English at Work.

How to Use Contractions - English Pronunciation...

source: Oxford Online English   2017年4月25日
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Do you use contractions like 'isn’t', 'I’m' or 'he’d'? Many English learners don’t. But, using contractions can really help to improve your English fluency.
First, it will help your English listening, because contractions can be difficult to hear if you don’t use them yourself.
Secondly, your English speaking will sound more fluent and natural if you use contractions. You can learn more about how to pronounce English contractions in this lesson.
Points covered in this English pronunciation lesson:
- How to form contractions in English.
- How to pronounce English contractions correctly.
- How to form positive and negative English contractions.
- When to use (and not to use) contractions.
- Unwritten English contractions: contractions which are used in spoken English but not in written English.

Business English 112 (Survey, focus group, observation, experiment)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月3日
Survey, focus group, observation, experiment.

Business English 111 (Free trade, reciprocity, supply partnership, gatekeeper)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月3日
Free trade, reciprocity, supply partnership, gatekeeper.