Phrasal Verbs | ask, be, cut | Set 1 | English Speaking Practice

source: Mark Kulek      2017年7月16日
In this video you will learn the phrasal verbs:
ask for, ask out, ask around
be at it, be down, be away
cut back, cut down, cut out

All of these phrasal verbs are demonstrated in example sentences for better understanding. You will have many opportunities to practice these on your own.
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How to use 'be likely to' (BBC Learners' Questions)

source: BBC Learning English    2017年3月31日
Daniela in Italy says: "I am very uncertain how to use the form 'be likely to'."
Watch the video, then try the quiz:

Be likely to
We use be likely to to talk about the possibility of something happening, often in connection with the future.
When we say be likely to, we are confident that something will happen, but we cannot be 100% sure.
The American is likely to win the race tomorrow.
It’s likely to rain on Tuesday.

Be unlikely to
The opposite of likely is unlikely. The opposite of be likely to is be unlikely to. This means we are confident that something will not happen.
England are unlikely to win the world cup.
He’s unlikely to pass his exams.

Be likely to and be unlikely to can be used in the past. Change the verb be. We usually use a perfect form after.
Sarah was unlikely to have known that her boyfriend was a criminal when she met him.
My father was unlikely to have lost his wallet in his own house.

QUANTITY (Vocabulary Lesson 28)

source: MrSkypelessons     2017年7月6日
An English vocabulary lesson on the theme of QUANTITY. For upper intermediate and advanced learners.

Answer the following questions:
What is nought point two five expressed as a fraction?
How much time do you spend learning English each week (approximately)?
Can you think of two things which are directly proportional? How about inversely proportional?
Can you give me a rough estimate of how much you think house prices will increase/decrease over the next 20 years in your area?
Do you work with any data? What exactly do you do?
Did you enjoy mathematics at school? Which topics were your favourites?

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How to speak in English about the future? Advanced English Speaking prac...

source: Learn English with Let's Talk  2017年7月16日
In today’s English lesson you would learn how to talk about the future in English – Immediate, near or the far future.

It will/won’t happen in our life time
Used to talk about something that may or may not happen in 50-60 years
Example: Wiping away corruption won’t happen in our life time

It will take forever/ an eternity
Used when you are annoyed because you feel that what you want will never happen or won’t happen soon enough
Example: I won’t stand in the queue, it will take forever. I’ll just buy online tickets.

It could happen anytime now/minute/day now.
Used when an event is definitely going to happen very soon, but you are not sure of when exactly that is
Example: Tidy up your room, mom could arrive any minute now.

Just around the corner/right around the corner
Used when an event is definitely going to happen very soon and you are sure of when exactly that is
Example: My parents’ anniversary is just around the corner, I need to think of something nice to give them as a gift.

It’s a sign/taste of things to come
Used when something that has happened indicates how things in the future will be
Example: Our country is investing a lot in education. It is a sign of things to come. (Meaning you expect development, literacy, more job opportunities in the future)

I’m counting the days until….
Used when you are excitedly or anxiously awaiting an event
Example: I’m counting the days until my father comes back from war.

Sooner or later
Used when something is bound to happen either soon or far in the future
Example: Sooner or later online fraudsters will be caught

I’ll get around to it
Used when you mean to do something in the future, but you will do it in your own time (no urgency)
Example: When your parents ask you to study and you want to do it in your own time, you just say I’ll get around to it

I’ll take care of it/I’ll get right on it
Used when you are saying that you will do something on an urgent basis.
Example: When your boss asks you to submit the weekly reports, you say “I’ll get right on it”

Time will tell
Used when you are not certain about the future outcome but things will eventually become clear.
Example: Time will tell whether our newly elected president was the nation’s best decision or not

10 Tips To Build Your Vocabulary | Ways To Learn More English Words

source: mmmEnglish    2017年7月24日
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What's the best way to learn English vocabulary?
How can I learn more words?
The truth is, that to successfully learn new vocabulary, you need to create good study habits, keep it interesting and make sure that you are having fun!
Building your English vocabulary is something that you should be doing, every day... So, you need to find fun and interesting ways to do it!
In this video, I’m going to talk about a number of different tools and techniques that you can use to improve your vocabulary - you might not like all of them, but you will definitely enjoy some of them! And hopefully, you can make them part of your daily or weekly routine.
AND if you’ve got your own suggestions about ways to learn vocabulary, make sure you add them in the comments!! Share the love!

1. Get better at studying new words!
2. When you do learn new words, don’t learn words on their own!
3. Learn new vocabulary through stories.
Stories are FULL of new words, phrases and interesting expressions that show you how words come together in an interesting, fun and engaging way! You’re not only learning what words to use but how to use them!
For pre-intermediate/intermediate learners, I recommend:
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White
For upper-intermediate/advanced learners:
- James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
- The Lison, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
4. Listen while you read.
You can find the AUDIO books for almost any book you can imagine. Which is great, because HEARING how English words are pronounced is so important
I use Audible to download my audio books and listen to them while I’m jogging, travelling or even drifting off to sleep!
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5. Learn new vocabulary through songs.
You can easily find the lyrics to heaps of other English songs at metrolyrics:
(If you know some good songs to practice with, post your suggestions in the comments below and share your love of English music!)
Lyrics Training is great - lots of fun!
Here’s a couple on the mmmEnglish website:
The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
6. Get Better At Using Online dictionaries!
Macmillan Dictionary -
Oxford Dictionary -
Cambridge Dictionary -
7. Use labels & flashcards
Anki App -
8. Describe the world around you.
9. Imitate a native speaker.
Imitating a native English speaker will help you:
- learn new vocabulary and expressions, in context
- improve your English pronunciation
- sound more natural, like a native English speaker
- feel more confident in conversations with native speakers
Try the mmmEnglish imitation Lessons!
Series 1 (Storytelling)
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Series 2 (Describing People)
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10. If you are at an Intermediate English level, speak and practise being in conversations.
If you are a busy person trying to learn English, you need to try Rype! Practice at any time, as often as you like… With native teachers! And I can help you to try Rype for TWO WEEKS, FOR FREE! , right here:
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source: Official IELTS Practice      2017年7月14日
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.
Speaking is in three parts. The examiner wants to know what is your level of English. The questions are already set. Your response is recorded. Your score depends upon how clearly the examiner can understand you.


source: Official IELTS Practice     2017年4月30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.

Steal vs. Rob

source: Watch, Listen & Speak English! - E.M.N    2014年8月14日
This video talks about the difference between two easily confusing verbs, to rob and to steal. The video will also give you examples in order to differentiate them. The diagram presented will contain some everyday-used expressions. This is one of the many free lessons you will find on my youtube channel. The lessons are explained in the simplest way and can be suited for students of English who have an elementary level to advanced students who need to brush up their grammar. Free English Lessons on youtube: englishmarcnet. Follow our page on facebook: englishmarcnet or just visit for more information. #corsidiinglese #roma #termini

Learn the Top 5 English Phrases You Would Like to Hear on a Hot-Air Balloon

source: Learn English with    2017年5月30日
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I'm Fine (British English with subtitles)

source: Learn English with    2013年12月4日
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Pronunciation: pronouncing 'nd'

source: BBC Learning English    2016年9月10日
What happens when a word or syllable ending in the sound /nd/ is followed by a word or syllable starting with a consonant sound? Tim explains in this video.
To get some more practice, visit our website:

Tim: Hi, I'm Tim and this is my pronunciation workshop. Here, I'm gonna show you how English is really spoken. It'll help you become a better listener and a more fluent speaker. Come on, let's go inside. Now, when we speak English fluently, the sounds in words can join together, change or even disappear entirely. Sometimes more than one of these can happen. Take this for example. Now, I'm sure you know what it is, but let's ask the people of London:

An egg sandwich
It's a sandwich
It's a sandwich
It's an egg sandwich

Tim: Now, the word 'sandwich' has an /n/ followed by a /d/, doesn't it? Or does it? Listen again, what sound can you hear?

An egg sandwich
It's a sandwich
It's a sandwich
It's an egg sandwich

Tim: Instead of 'sandwich', we hear 'samwich'. That's pretty crazy, right! So, what is going on? Well, first the /d/ disappears in between two consonants. You might remember this from our video on elision. So 'sandwich' becomes 'sanwich'. Now, we have an /n/ followed by a /w/ and /n/ changes to /m/ before /w/. You might remember this from our video on assimilation. So sandwich becomes samwich. Have another look – this time in slow motion. Watch the shape of the mouth. Can you see /nd/, or /m/?

Voxpops: Sandwich

Tim: Pretty cool, huh? Here are some more examples:

My grandparents have been married for 50 years.
I got a standby ticket.
The band played until midnight.
I left my handbag on the train.

Tim: Ok, so you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. Are you ready? Listen and repeat.

My grandparents have been married for 50 years.
I got a standby ticket.
The band played until midnight.
I left my handbag on the train.

Tim: Well done. Remember if you want to see more on pronunciation please visit our website: That's about it from the pronunciation workshop for now. I'll see you soon. Bye. Now, where did I put that sandwich? It was handmade, just for me. Argh!

4 uses of 'touch' - King Midas and his golden touch part 1

source: BBC Learning English  2017年1月12日
What does King Midas wish for?
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Hello, I'm Mariam. Today I'm going to tell you a story from Greek mythology about tragedy caused by greed. It shows us what happens when true happiness is not recognised. This is the famous story of King Midas.
We start the story with Dionysus - the God of Wine - someone who likes to 'let himself go' a bit. One day he and his friends are at the foot of Mount Tmolus enjoying themselves. Suddenly they realise that Silenus isn't with them. Silenus is a strange type of creature – half man, half goat – and he's a special friend of Dionysus as he was once his tutor. The friends look for him but it's touch and go (C2) as to whether they will ever find him.
Earlier that day Silenus had fallen off his donkey because he'd had a touch (C2) too much to drink - and now he's lying asleep by the side of the road, snoring. He's woken when a king - King Midas - and his soldiers come riding by. Midas has a special longing to see Dionysus and Silenus agrees to take him to see the god in exchange for the loan of a horse.
So now, Dionysus is touched (B2) that Midas has brought Silenus safely home. As a reward he offers Midas a wish - he may have whatever he desires. Midas thinks about it and then he asks for the power to make everything he touches (B1) turn to gold. His wish is granted.
But what is King Midas going to do with this special gift and what trouble will it lead to? Join me again in part 2 to find out. Bye for now.

A1 = Beginner
A2 = Elementary
B1 = Lower Intermediate
B2 = Higher Intermediate
C1 = Towards Advanced
C2 = Advanced

Business English 186 (board of directors, chairman, CEO)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish     2010年2月9日
Chairman, board of directors, chief executive officer (CEO), president,

Business English 185 (Sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, limited liability)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月9日
Sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, limited liability.