BBC News Review: Olympics 2024: Paris or LA?

source: BBC Learning English    2017年7月11日
Neil and Rob teach you how to use the language the world's media is using to discuss this story:
Olympic cities for 2024 and 2028 - Is it going to be Paris or Los Angeles? The International Olympic Committee is expected to accept bids from both cities, but which will get to host the greatest sporting show on earth first?
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5 ways to use the word ‘sound’ - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde part 1

source: BBC Learning English    2016年8月25日
The English word ‘sound’ has many meanings and uses. In this session, we bring you BBC Learning English's own version of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - and we've found many different ways to use the word ‘sound’ in it.
You’ll find exercises on our website:
And here is part 2, with 4 more expressions:

Hello, I'm Jonny. Today's story is set in 19th century London and tells the story of a respectable gentleman who has a curious relationship with a violent and detestable man.
The story begins with a man called John Utterson – he's a lawyer – and he's trying to sound out a friend about an odd situation he's seen. He saw another man, called Mr Hyde, trampling on a young girl. He compensated the girl's family for this by paying them with a cheque but this was signed by another man called Dr Jekyll.
Strange. By the sound of it, Dr Jekyll's will has also been changed so Mr Hyde will inherit everything. John Utterson concludes that the evil Mr Hyde is blackmailing Dr Jekyll and goes to see Jekyll – but he sounds annoyed and doesn't want to discuss it.
Later on, a man's body is found and it's thought that Mr Hyde is the murderer. John helps the police by taking them to Mr Hyde's apartment where they find the murder weapon – a walking cane that John had given to Dr Jekyll as a gift. John doesn't like the sound of this and wants to find out more.
Then for a while, there's not a sight or sound of Mr Hyde but then one day, one of John's friends suddenly dies but before he does he gives John a letter saying it must not be opened until Dr Jekyll's death.
This is a bit of a mystery but I'll leave it there for now. Join me again soon to find out what happens next. Bye for now.

How to understand Texting Abbreviations!!

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me     2017年5月14日
LOL and LMAO, SMH, FFS... and all the other texting abbreviations are explained in today's lesson!

'Dodge a Bullet'

source: Maple Leaf ESL     2016年7月26日
In this lesson, we study the expression, 'dodge a bullet'. For instance, 'I'm lucky I got a big bonus this year. I almost couldn't pay my rent. I really dodged a bullet'.
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Sales meeting (Business English conversation)

source: Crown Academy of English     2017年6月13日
This is a video of a business English conversation. It's a sales meeting between 2 native English speakers, Mr Lewis who is British and Mrs Jones, who is American.
The meeting is in New York. Mr Lewis has a business proposal for Venus Systems.
At the end of the meeting, I explain some important English vocabulary.
Business English expressions:
Hotel booking:
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Question Words | what, when, where | Part 1 | English Speaking Practice ...

source: Mark Kulek      2017年6月25日

Are you using "enough" correctly?

source: Learn English with Rebecca    2017年6月14日
Do you say "smart enough" or "enough smart? "Time enough" or "enough time"? Learn how to use this common word correctly in an English sentence. In this short and easy lesson, I'll teach you how to use the word "enough" correctly based on whether the word it is modifying is a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Once you understand this easy grammar rule, you'll never make a mistake with "enough" again! Just to make sure, we'll do some practice exercises together. Then you can test how well you understood the lesson with the quiz at

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How to make complaints

source: BBC Learning English     2015年7月9日
Learn how to make complaints in our new series of How to programmes. For more programmes to help you learn English visit our website:
Finn, with Rob's help, shows you how to complain.

How to Express Seasons in English

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月25日
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Business English 148 (debt crisis, interest payments)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月5日
G20, G20 meeting, 85% of Global GDP, stimulus.

Business English 147 (debt crisis, interest payments, debt to GDP, hyperinflate)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月5日
debt crisis, interest payments, debt to GDP, hyperinflate.