Common & Silly mistakes made in spoken English

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年6月25日
Sonia will discuss with you some common examples of the mistakes made while speaking English and help you understand the correct usage of some common everyday English conversation words.

Amount v/s number
Amount how much – uncountable
I’ve reduced the amount of tea I drink.
Number – countable
The number of participants is high.
Among – more than two
We divided the money among ourselves
Between – 2 or 2 groups
Tom was sitting between John and Maria.
Bring – to the speaker
Please bring the documents here.
Take –away from the speaker
Please take the files away from my desk
Further –more or longer time for example
Do you have any further questions?
Farther – far away
The shopping complex is farther away from here
Fewer- countable
I have fewer projects than her
Less – uncountable
The memory on the smartphone is quite less.

English Bad Words Alternatives

source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月28日
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If you do not like to say bad words, then this is the perfect video for you! Robin teaches how to say bad words in a polite or good way that nobody will be upset or angry.
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8 uses of 'long' - Orpheus & Eurydice part 1

source: BBC Learning English    2016年10月27日
Orpheus & Eurydice: Greek lovers who were tragically lost to each other because of a terrible mistake.
The English word long has many meanings and uses. In this session, we bring you BBC Learning English's own version of the Greek legend, Orpheus and Eurydice - and we've found many different ways to use the word long in it.
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Hello I'm Mariam. Today I'm going to tell you about Orpheus and Eurydice, Greek lovers who were tragically lost to each other because of a terrible mistake.

Orpheus was the son of Apollo, Greek god of the Sun. Orpheus had a wonderful gift. When he played his lyre, any animal or bird nearby would stop to listen, spellbound. All day long Orpheus would play, enchanting every creature who heard him, including the woodland nymphs who gathered in the trees.

One day Orpheus was playing when he glanced upwards. There in the branches was a beautiful wood nymph with dazzling long hair, looking down at him with dark dreamy eyes. Orpheus was in love. Before long Eurydice, the nymph, was in love, too. The pair became inseparable and soon they were married.

They were blissfully happy, but their happiness didn’t last long. It came to an abrupt and cruel end one summer’s day…

It was unbearably hot so Eurydice went to the river to cool down. Suddenly …out of nowhere… a swarm of bees came and attacked her. She clambered out of the water to escape but the bees followed. 'Orpheus, help!' she screamed but Orpheus was a long way off playing his lyre.

Eurydice ran quickly. Suddenly a sharp pain pierced her foot and she fell. A deadly snake had bitten her. It didn’t take long for the poison to take its fatal effect. When Orpheus finally arrived, the snake had long gone and Eurydice was lifeless. Orpheus was heartbroken! ‘As long as I live,’ he swore. ‘I’ll never play music again…' But he was wrong.

Top 50 Mispronounced English words

source: Learn English Lab     2017年6月18日
Learn the TOP 50 MISPRONOUNCED English words. These words are common mistakes made by many English learners. I will show you how to avoid these incorrect pronunciations and say all of these words correctly in this pronunciation lesson.

'Slack Off'

source: Maple Leaf ESL     2016年1月27日
In this lesson, we look at how to use the common and casual phrasal verb, 'slack off', as in the sentence 'the boy's grades are getting lower because he slacks off too much.'
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How to use CAN, COULD and MAY to ask for permission

source: Simple English Videos    2017年6月30日
Can, could and may are modal verbs and we use them all to ask if it's OK to do something. So how are they different and how do we respond when we want to agree to a permission request, and also to refuse? In this video you'll find out.
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HOW TO: Say ‘no’ to invitations

source: BBC Learning English    2015年12月3日
What do you do when someone invites you to do something, but you don’t want to do it? Here’s William with some handy phrases for declining invitations politely. There’s more explanation about this on our website:

Business English 162 (deception, misleading, divulging confidential information, withholding information)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月6日
deception, misleading, divulging confidential information, withholding information

Business English 161 (employee training, orientation, probationary period)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月6日
employee training, orientation, probationary period.