source: Official IELTS Practice    2017年3月8日
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.

The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible.

Download the question paper and blank answer sheet before you start, and write your answers on the question paper while you are listening. Use a pencil.

Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully. Answer all of the questions.

There are 40 questions altogether. Each question carries one mark.

For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.

When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet.

'' expressions (BBC Learners' Questions)

source: BBC Learning English     2017年2月10日
Mohammad Tariq from Afghanistan wants to know what part of speech '' is.
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Learn the Top 5 Sentence Patterns in English for Beginners (with subtitles)

source: Learn English with   2017年7月21日

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listen vs. hear

source: Watch, Listen & Speak English! - E.M.N      2014年7月19日

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Using ‘Unlike’ & ‘Unlikely’ correctly

source: Learn English with Let's Talk -    2017年6月16日
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Using ‘Unlike’:
1. The two sisters are very unlike. (not like each other, dissimilar)
2. It is unlike her to be late. (a typical trait)
3. Mary is intelligent unlike John. (means not like)

Using ‘Unlikely’:
1. The weather seems unlikely to change. (probably something will not happen)
2. It is highly unlikely that Maria will get into the University with such low scores. (probably she will not get into University, chances are high that she won’t)
3. John is unlikely to reach before 8am. ( not likely to reach)

'Bottom of the Barrel'

source: Maple Leaf ESL    2016年1月14日
In this lesson, we look at how to use the common expression, 'bottom of the barrel' with phrases like 'that cheap airline we used last time was really the bottom of the barrel, don't you think?'
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How to avoid questions in English! English expressions!

source: Learn English with Papa Teach Me    2017年7月30日
Avoid answering that question! Give an appropriate response depending on the question!
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Bad English: Gaydar

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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'Gaydar' is a word that means you can sense gay people. It is a fun English expressions, but of course a 'gaydar' is not a real thing. This video will help your understanding of English conversation.
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Please Pass The ... | School Vocab. | 11 | English Speaking ...

source: Mark Kulek    2017年6月27日
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Learn how to ask and answer "Where did you go to school?" (British English)

source: Learn English with    2014年4月9日
In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask and answer "Where did you go to school?" in English.
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Pronunciation: How do fluent speakers pronounce 'and'?

source: BBC Learning English    2016年9月23日
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Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation Workshop. Here, I'm going to show you how English is really spoken. Come on, let's go inside. Hey, look at this: a present. All wrapped up in paper. Now, do you know what this is? Well, if you could smell it, it might give you a clue.

Is it your old socks?

Very funny – No. No, it's not my old socks. It's something much, much nicer. Something delicious in fact. Let's ask the people of London if they can tell what it is, without seeing it.

Voxpops: Fish and chips.

Yes, that's right. It's good old fish and chips. I'm going to save that for later. Now the word and has got three sounds, hasn't it? /æ/, /n/, /d/ - but listen again. How is it pronounced in everyday speech?

Voxpops: Fish and chips.

And is not usually an important word. It’s a basic conjunction and it's frequently unstressed. When this happens, the /d/ at the end of the word disappears before both vowels and consonants, and the vowel sound at the beginning of the word changes to schwa: /ə/, so and becomes /ən/ or even /n/ as the sounds are almost identical. Here are some more examples.

I'm going to go and get the shopping.
Apples and oranges are my favourite fruits.
I’ve been thinking and thinking but I can't decide.
We went for a coffee and something to eat.

Right, so you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. You know the drill. Listen and repeat.

I'm going to go and get the shopping.
Apples and oranges are my favourite fruits.
I’ve been thinking and thinking but I can't decide.
We went for a coffee and something to eat.

Great work. Remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit our website, bbclearningenglish dot com. And that is about it from the Pronunciation Workshop for now. I'll see you next week. Bye! Now, there's only one thing to eat with fish 'n' chips – and that's salt ‘n’ vinegar. This reminds me of one of my favourite jokes: What do angry sharks eat? Fish ‘n’ ships. Get it? Fish ‘n’ ships! Oh, I don't know why I bother. Ok, now, time to eat. What? What is this? What is going on? Where's the…? It really is fish… and ships! Well that is the last time I'm telling that joke. This is no laughing matter. I'm hungry now…

Five uses of 'come' - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn part 1

source: BBC Learning English    2016年12月8日
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Hello, I'm Darren. Today I've got a story about a boy who loves adventure. His life is sometimes fun, sometimes sad, but always exciting – and the boy's name is Huckleberry Finn.

So Huckleberry – let's call him Huck – has come into a bit of money. His sisters, and a lady called Miss Watson, are all trying to get him to improve his behaviour and his manners, and stop coming across as a street urchin! But all he wants to do is play pirates and robbers with his friends.

Huck decides to give away his money, but then his violent dad comes to see him, demanding the cash – of course, he's too late. This makes him furious and takes Huck off to live in filthy poverty down by the riverside. He's not happy about this and wants to escape his miserable existence. He comes up with a plan to fake his own death, and then goes to hide on a nearby island. It's here he meets Jim, Miss Watson's slave boy, who's run away and is trying to avoid being sold and sent away from his family.

Huck invites Jim to come with him on an adventure and they begin a journey along the Mississippi River. Along the way, they have fun, get into all sorts of trouble and escape being drowned. Huck's conscience is troubled by helping an escaped slave but they still become good mates. But the two boys don't remain together forever.

Something is about to go wrong – but to find out what, you'll have to join me in part two. I'll see you then. Bye for now.

Business English 172 (accounts receivables, turnover)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月7日
accounts receivable (A/R), Net A/R, provision for loan losses, receivables turnover.

Business English 171 (sales, revenues, bad debts, writeoffs, reported sales, loan losses)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月7日
sales, revenues, bad debts, writeoffs, reported sales, loan losses.