Sound like a native speaker: Delete the 'H'!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)    2017年6月21日
Have you noticed that when native speakers talk quickly, they often shorten their words or even completely delete some sounds? This makes it challenging for English learners to understand fast speech, because the words are not pronounced in full. In this lesson, I will teach you about the silent H and how to recognize it to understand fast speech. I will also show you how to cut out the H at the beginning of certain words in order to sound more like a native English speaker. Improve your pronunciation by using the silent H, and see how much of a difference it can make!

Definite Frequency Adverbs

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月25日
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6 uses of 'pay' - The Piper of Hamelin part one

source: BBC Learning English    2016年10月6日
This is a story of broken promises and revenge. The English word ‘pay’ has many meanings and uses. In this video, we bring you BBC Learning English's own version of The Piper of Hamelin - and we've found many different ways to use the word ‘pay’ in it. For more, visit our website:
You’ll find part two here:

Hello, I'm Darren. The story I’m going to tell you is one of broken promises and revenge… How a town, saved from a terrible plague of rats by a mysterious stranger, refuses to pay up, and so pays a heavy price.

Hamelin was a peaceful town on the banks of a wide, deep river. People were wealthy and life was comfortable. For some, like the mayor, it was too comfortable – he grew greedy on the town’s profits and neglected his duties. Bins overflowed in the streets and alleyways as rubbish wasn’t collected. People were so busy making money that they didn’t pay much attention… until one day when the rats arrived.

They came out of the gutters and sewers in droves. They were huge and black with red, bulging eyes. And there were hundreds of them… everywhere. They scurried across the pavements… swarmed through the gardens… and then they entered the houses.

"Do something!" the people asked the mayor, but he was a bit stupid as well as greedy, and didn't have any ideas. He was in a meeting at the town hall, when suddenly the door was flung open and a young girl strode in.

Her velvet jacket was threadbare and covered in patches. Around her neck she wore a pipe. "I can help you", she said in a strange accent. Everyone looked at her, astonished. "I can get rid of the rats", she said. But you will have to pay me well - and in gold coins!" The mayor laughed – he didn't believe her.

And then something quite extraordinary happened. She picked up her pipe and started to play… a simple tune, but mesmerizing. And from behind the curtains, from under the floorboards, came the rats, drawn as if by magic.

The girl stopped playing and turned to go. The mayor hesitated. He hated parting with money. "It’s a gamble," he thought, "but it could pay off." "Wait", he said. "Get rid of the rats, and we’ll pay you handsomely." The piper nodded. "It’s a deal."

We’ll leave the story there. In the next part, find out if the strange piper does get rid of the rats - and if the mayor keeps his side of the bargain. Bye for now.

5 MOST USEFUL English expressions that you didn't learn at school!

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me   2017年6月17日

'Take (Something) to Heart'

source: Maple Leaf ESL     2016年3月29日
In this lesson, we learn an often used phrase, to 'take something to heart'. For example, 'I really took it to heart when the university rejected my application'.
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Business meeting (part 2) | English speaking lesson

source: Crown Academy of English     2017年6月20日
Part 2 of the business meeting between 2 native English speakers, Mr Lewis who is British and Mrs Jones, who is American.
In this meeting, Mrs Jones asks for detailed information about the pricing as well as the business proposal being offered by Mr Lewis.
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There Is and There Are | English Speaking Practice

source: Mark Kulek     2017年6月4日

How to show annoyance

source: BBC Learning English    2015年12月10日
Oh no! I can't believe you haven’t listened to this episode of How To… before. Not to worry, now's your chance to get annoyed and to find out how to tell people that you are annoyed. Jackie will give you some useful English expressions for when you want to show you’re angry or annoyed. For more programmes to hep you learn English visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish,com

Business English 158 (features, benefits, sales pitch/value message, needs assessment)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月6日
features, benefits, sales pitch/value message, needs assessment

Business English 157 (Integrity, honesty ,accountability)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月6日
Today's lesson words: Integrity, honesty ,accountability.