Participles and commas

source: MrSkypelessons     2017年6月12日
This lesson examines when we use commas in participle clauses. Firstly, we look at participle clauses at the front of a sentence (always use a comma) and then we look at participle clauses at the end of a sentence (sometimes we need a comma.) We will see that the addition of a comma can completely change the meaning of a sentence.

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5 uses of 'cry' - Rumplestiltskin part 1

source: BBC Learning English    2016年12月15日
A story about making promises you can't keep.
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Hello I'm Darren. Today I've got a fairy story to tell you about a girl who gets to marry a king but has to complete an impossible task before she can – but things don't go as well as they should.

Along time ago there was a poor man who had a daughter. She was beautiful and full of life. One day her father has to go and see the king – he's very embarrassed about seeing him because his life is a far cry from that of the king. So to try and impress him he tells him that he has a daughter who can spin straw into gold. Well, I'd be impressed by that!

The king wants proof and demands to see her. She's taken to the palace where she is shown a room full of straw and a spinning-wheel and is told to spin the straw into gold by the morning – and if not she will die. And then he leaves. This comes as a shock to the poor girl and she starts to cry. Suddenly, a little man with wrinkly skin enters the room. She's so pleased to have a shoulder to cry on but he says, "good evening miss: I can help you if you give me something in return." Well, she was quite happy to offer her necklace as a reward for his help – and sure enough he spends all night spinning the straw into gold.

Morning arrives and king sees the gold. "Amazing!" he cries – but then thinks to himself, "Hmm… maybe she can make more gold…" He demands that the next night she will spin even more straw and make even more gold. If she doesn't, she will die.

The girl bursts into tears but once again, the little man bursts into the room. "Don't cry your eyes out!" he says and offers to help - but still wants something in return. This time she offers him the ring on her finger. He's happy with the deal and gets to work, spinning the straw.

Will the king now be satisfied? Or will he want more? Join me in part 2 to see what happens. Bye for now.

The difference between 'what' and 'which' (BBC Learners' Questions)

source: BBC Learning English    2017年2月17日
'What' and 'which' - both are often possible. Often there is no difference.
We can use 'which' for a limited choice.
We can use 'what' for unlimited choice.
Both can be determiners.
Both can talk about people too.
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English Vocabulary for visiting the DOCTOR

source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)     2017年7月26日
When you are not feeling well, you should visit the doctor to get help. But how do you explain your problem in English? In this lesson, I will give you lots of vocabulary to help you describe what is wrong. There will also be some useful practical information about prescriptions and medicines. After watching, make sure to do the quiz at to test your understanding!

English Bad Words: Holy Cow - Holy Smoke - Holy Shit - Holy Fuck

source: Shaw English Online    2014年1月28日
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Holy Cow! Holy Smoke! Holy Shit! Holy Fuck! Are all common English expressions that native English speakers use every day to show shock. Robin teaches these phrases with some good example sentences to help you understand them.
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source: Official IELTS Practice    2017年3月9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.

Affirmative, Negative and Interrogative | Grammar Made Simple | Unit 2 |...

source: Mark Kulek     2017年6月28日

How to say Sorry (Basics Series)

source: Speak English With Vanessa  2017年7月18日
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within vs by

source: Watch, Listen & Speak English! - E.M.N    2014年6月20日
Marc will explain the difference between these two prepositions by using a graph created especially for this occasion.

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself When Learning English

source: Learn English with  2017年7月14日
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Asking "Where do you live?" (British English with subtitles)

source: Learn English with   2014年3月28日
In the UK, manners are important, and this step-by-step video teaches you some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking English. A native English teacher will explain the simple phrases necessary.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask and answer "Where do you live?" in English.
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American Accent Training - ALL Sounds of American English - Vowels & Con...

source: Learn English Lab    2017年7月21日
Learn all the sounds of American English in this American Accent Training lesson. See all American accent lessons here:

PRONUNCIATION: The linking /r/

source: BBC Learning English    2016年7月15日
What happens when a word ends with a /r/ sound - and the next word begins with a vowel sound? Tim looks at connected speech with the help of the Learning English team, some Londoners - and a Russian novel! You can learn more here:

Business English 174 [cost of goods sold (COGS), inventory]

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月7日
Today's Lessons: Cost of goods sold (COGS), inventory.

Business English 173 (average collection period, accounts receivable, average daily credit sales)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月7日
average collection period, accounts receivable (A/R), average daily credit sales.