Advanced English Grammar: Participles

source: English Lessons with Adam    2017年6月12日
Using participles correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your English writing. If you're learning English for university, IELTS, TOEFL, or for your career, this advanced writing lesson is for you! You will learn to analyze sentences so that you can understand them fully and write your own. Often, English learners are unsure of whether an "-ing" word is an adjective or an adverb. In this lesson, you'll learn how the participle "having" includes the subject, verb, and conjunction. I'll show you many example sentences, and you can practice what you've learned on our quiz at

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5 ways to use the word 'stand' - Robin Hood part 1

source: BBC Learning English    2016年8月11日
Robin Hood and his band of 'merry men'
You can watch part 2 and see 4 more uses of the word 'stand' here:

Hello, I'm Lizzie. Today's story is a famous legend about a so-called outlaw who likes to stand up for poor people. He lives deep in Sherwood Forest in England with his band of 'merry men'. Any ideas who this working-class hero might be? Yes, that's right, it's Robin Hood.
Robin has a habit of stealing from the rich to give to the poor but the Sheriff – who takes money from the poor to fund his lavish lifestyle – can't stand him. He thinks of him as a robber and wants to have him arrested – on his wedding day of all days – just as he is about to marry the beautiful Maid Marian.
A fight breaks out but the Sheriff's men don't stand a chance against the fit and strong Robin. He manages to escape and goes into hiding in the vast and dense Sherwood Forest. The hunt is then on find him.
Robin lives out in the forest and as time passes he meets various people such as Little John – who's not little at all. He's a good fighter and Robin invites him to join his group of men who together stand for equality and fairness for everyone. They plan to steal money from the rich to help those who need it more.
But, oh dear, Robin stands to lose his lovely Maid Marian...
What's going to happen next? You'll have to wait until next time to find out if Robin finally gets his girl!

Confusing English Words! | HOMONYMS

source: mmmEnglish    2017年6月22日
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In this lesson, I’ll be talking about some confusing English words - HOMONYMS - words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.
Words like this:
raw & roar
bare & bear
there & their & they're
hear & here
flour & flower
which & witch
assistants & assistance 

'Stir the Pot'

source: Maple Leaf ESL     2016年9月27日
In this lesson, we look at the expression, to 'stir the pot'. For instance, 'Jake is always stirring the pot in class. He got us all in trouble with the teacher last week'.
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At a Hotel | Booking a Room | Checking In | English Speaking Practice

source: Mark Kulek      2017年6月14

PLAY phrasal verbs

source: MrSkypelessons    2017年6月13日
Have any of your devices been playing up?
When you don't understand a joke, do you usually play along and laugh anyway?
When you do sports, which strengths can you play up to? Which weaknesses do your opponents play on?
How do you think your next election will play out?

HOW TO: Make polite requests

source: BBC Learning English    2015年12月17日
If you could listen to this episode of 'How To…' that would be great! Finn is here to tell you all about making polite requests – very useful if you need to use English in formal situations. You can find more explanation and some practice activities at:

How to Express Years in English

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月25日
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Business English 144 (Debt service ratio, exports, annual interest expense)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月5日
Debt service ratio, exports, annual interest expense,

Business English 143 (consumer credit, credit card)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月5日
Consumer credit, high interest rates, credit card, line of credit, auto loans, payday loans, revolving credit.