BBC News Review: UK patients' health records misplaced

source: BBC Learning English    2017年6月27日
Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

The story
More than 1,700 NHS patients may have been harmed by an administrative blunder, the National Audit Office has found.
Over five years, tens of thousands of documents, including cancer diagnoses and other test results, were put in storage instead of being sent to hospitals or GPs.
The NAO report says the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, knew there was a problem in March 2016, but waited four months before alerting parliament.
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10 ways to say 'NO' in English (politely!)

source: Benjamin's English Classes (engVid)    2017年5月31日
If I ask you out to dinner and you don't want to go, how will you say no? We have lots of expressions to politely say no, without actually saying the word "no". In this lesson, you'll learn 10 expressions you can use to politely decline an invitation. You'll discover that that we never directly say that we don't want to go. This can be confusing for anyone who isn't familiar with English culture, and especially if English isn't your first language. Learn these 10 common expressions so you can understand native English speakers, and politely refuse an offer if someone asks you out.

How to Express Apartment Bus Flight Numbers

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月25日
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BRING phrasal verbs

source: MrSkypelessons      2017年5月6日
Here is an English lesson on some of the most common phrasal verbs used with the verb BRING. Please answer the following questions:

If your friend were unconscious, how would you bring him round?
What kinds of things bring back memories of your childhood?
Where were you brought up? Did you have a good upbringing?
Would you like to bring back capital punishment?
What new laws should be brought in?
What outcomes would higher taxes bring about?
If I asked you to take an advanced English exam, would you be able to bring it off?
If I brought out a phrasal verb book, would you buy it?

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How to use irregular verbs

source: BBC Learning English    2015年9月21日
Loads of English verbs are irregular – they have different forms for their past simple and past participles and it’s not as easy as just adding –ed! Find out about using some irregular verbs including: say, take, put and ring. More practice activities are on our website:

American English Slang – How to use DUMB

source: Rachel's English    2017年4月11日
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How to… disagree

source: BBC Learning English    2015年10月15日
Learn all about the English expressions you can use when you want to disagree with someone.

10 Essential Slang Words That Impress Native English Speakers

source: EnglishAnyone    2017年5月25日
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Take a Walk VS Go For a Walk

source: Speak English With Vanessa    2017年5月26日
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Business English 128 (Karl Marx, marxism, socialism, anti-capitalism)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月4日
Today's words: Karl Marx, marxism, socialism, anti-capitalism.

Business English 127 (Adam Smith, invisible hand, free market, self-regulating)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish      2010年2月4日
Today's words: Adam Smith, invisible hand, free market, self-regulating