Formal & Informal Vocabulary: Using French words in English

source: English Jade - Learn English (engVid)    2017年7月7日
Have you ever wondered why we have so many words for the same thing in English? It's because we used to speak Anglo-Saxon until the French king William the Conqueror invaded us and brought the French language with him. French never became the language of the peasants and ordinary people; it was only spoken in the court of the king and among the powerful. For this reason, French words in English are more formal than their Anglo-Saxon synonyms. In this lesson, we will look at some English history, and I will give you examples of formal and informal words and where they came from. I am fascinated by the evolution of the English language -- how it has developed, changed, and adapted over time. Perhaps English is the world’s number one language for international communication because it always adapts, incorporating new words from different cultures and bringing these into the English language itself.
Striking the right register -- knowing the right word to use in the right situation -- is incredibly important in English. English learners often use vocabulary that is more formal than a native speaker would use, so watch the lesson to learn how to correct this, so you can sound more natural when speaking English.

Learn English: Expressions that use body parts!

source: JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)     2017年7月10日
Head, ear, chin, lip, arm, chest, leg, foot, back... These are some of the body parts that are used in many common expressions in English. In this English lesson, I'll teach you the meaning of useful expressions like "You're always on my back", "Keep your chin up", "raises an eyebrow", and even some strange ones such as "makes my blood boil". These sayings bring your English to life by expressing how you feel. From head to toe, all body parts are covered. Watch the lesson to learn more. I know you'll give it a thumbs up!

CNN 10 August 25, 2017 with English subtitles

source: Chau Pham     2017年8月24日

News Review: Online abuse 'the same as face-to-face'

source: BBC Learning English     2017年8月22日
The UK is to prosecute online abuse and face-to-face abuse in the same manner. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.
Try our quiz:

The story
Prosecutors in Britain are being told to treat online hate crime as seriously as abuse meted out face-to-face.
The guidance issued by the government covers offences motivated by hostility towards people of different races, religions, sexuality, gender and disability.
The Director of Public Prosecutions said online abuse, such as threats of violence, had a ‘corrosive effect’ on society and destroyed lives.

Key words and phrases
trolls: people who intentionally send annoying or insulting online messages
corrosive: causing gradual damage to something
closes (the) net: restricts the movement or activities of


source: Official IELTS Practice   2017年7月3日
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.


source: Official IELTS Practice    2017年7月4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.

English phrasal verbs & expressions with MAKE

source: Crown Academy of English   2017年7月18日
Here are the phrases that you will learn in this lesson:
make up
make of
make for
make off
make up for
During the class, for each phrase with MAKE, I explain the definition and meaning, pronunciation and then give you some examples with photographs.
There are subtitles (captions) / text on the screen to help you understand the tutorial. The accent is British English, spoken by a native speaker.

Online English lessons & speaking practice with a native English teacher :
IELTS online course review:
Hear and listen | Diffcult words:
Expressions with TAKE:

all, every and each

source: Watch, Listen & Speak English! - E.M.N     2014年6月19日
All is used when you are thinking of a collection as a whole rather than its individual items. Every is used to refer to each individual item. We use each of (not every of) before determiners with plural nouns.

When 'zero' means 'no' (BBC Learners' Questions)

source: BBC Learning English     2017年6月23日
C Chan in Hong Kong says: In the sentences: There should be zero accidents on the road or there should be no accidents on the road, shouldn’t the plural form be changed to a singular?

Learn the Top 10 Sad Words in English

source: Learn English with     2016年12月20日
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In this lesson, you'll learn 10 Sad Words that are used every day in USA.

Pronunciation: The linking /j/

source: BBC Learning English     2016年11月11日
Tim's back in his pronunciation workshop. This time he's finding out how happy the people of London are - and he's wondering where the little /j/ sound is coming from...
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I always have some breakfast.
I always go to the gym in the morning.
I always drink a glass of warm water when I wake up.

When I go on holiday I just want to lie on the beach.
The end of the film was brilliant.
I ate the whole cake in one go.
It was too high up for me to reach.

Business English 210 (Volatility, volatility index)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月10日
volatility, volatility index (VIX), high volatility, low volatility.

Business English 209 (going public, raise capital, going private)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年2月10日
Going public, going private, raise capital, taken out.