English @ the Movies: 'Scaredy-cat'

source: VOA Learning English      2016年1月8日
Have you heard the phrase, "scaredy-cat?" It is today's English @ the Movies phrase from the movie "Goosebumps." If you are scared, you are frightened. Do you think scaredy-cat is about cats, or people? Watch, listen, and find out.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/me...

# scaredy-cat (informal): someone who is very afraid of something--used mainly by children or when speaking to children. Don't be a scaredy-cat. The frog won't hurt you. (source: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/scaredy-cat)

CNN 10 | November 10, 2017 with English Subtitles

source: Learn English Online     2017年11月9日
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News Review: Russian Revolution: 100 years on

source: BBC Learning English     2017年11月7日
It's 100 years since the Bolsheviks took power in Russia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.

The story:
Low-key events are being held in Russia to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Members of the communist party, now in opposition, are celebrating the armed uprising by Lenin's Bolsheviks with a march and rally in Moscow.
But President Putin and his government are playing down the significance of the revolution. There are no special events at the Kremlin on what is an ordinary working day.

Key words and phrases:
low-key: without much activity or excitement
lessons: experiences that help people make better decisions in future
the promise of: the hope or suggestion something positive will happen
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Polite requests and questions | Spoken English

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年10月10日
In this spoken English lesson, you will learn several methods to make polite requests and ask questions. They are examples of formal English.

A request is when we ask someone for something, either an object or perhaps asking someone to do something for us. Since we are asking for help, it is important to be polite.
We must avoid being too direct.

Examples of being too direct in English:
Help me, please.
Give me some sugar.
Can you fix my car?
These are all correct. The English grammar is correct. The other person will understand you but these requests are too direct and aggressive. People will be offended.

Here are some structures to ask politely for something in spoken English. These are very useful, particularly in business English situations.

Could you .. ?
Could you + base form of verb ?
Example: Could you carry my bags?

Would you mind .. ?
Would you mind + ing form of verb … ?
Example: Would you mind helping me?

I wonder if you could .. ?
I wonder if you could + base form of verb … ?
Example: I wonder if you could mind my phone?

Negative statements with question tags
You couldn't + base form of verb + could you?
Example: You couldn't help me, could you?

You wouldn't + base form of verb … + would you?
Example: You wouldn't drive me to the train station, would you?

I don't suppose you could + base form of verb … + could you?
Example: I don't suppose you could wash my car, could you?

Polite requests in written English
Here is a good expression for formal emails and letters:
I would be grateful if you could + base form of verb ...
Example: I would be grateful if you could call me.

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Taking care of your pet DOG!

source: EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie!  2017年10月25日
Do you have a dog? Do you want a dog? Here in North America, we have specific rules, laws, and cultural customs that every dog owner must know. And if you're not a dog owner, you need to know this stuff, too, because you'll be around a lot of dogs here! In this video, I'll teach you English vocabulary for the dog-related people you'll meet: breeders, vets, and groomers; as well as the doggie things you must have, such as a leash, dish, and treats. The best part? Dog owners love to talk about dogs. So you can practice your English by talking to other dog owners.
Check out Emma's video about pets and animals here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxq24...
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Speaking Practice: Advanced Level - Lessons 5

source: Helena Daily English      2017年3月29日
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How to speak English well - 5 Speaking Rules you need to know!
1. Don't study grammar too much
2. Learn and study phrases
3. Reading and Listening is NOT enough. Practice Speaking what you hear!
4. Submerge yourself
5. Study correct material

4001 Common Words in Speaking & Listening - Part 5

source: Helena Daily English    2017年7月5日
Lesson 11:
anymore, asleep, berry, collect, compete, conversation, creature, decision, either, forest, ground, introduce, marry, prepare, sail, serious, spend, strange, truth, wake
Lesson 10:
benefit, certain, chance, effect, essential, far, focus, function, grass, guard, image, immediate, primary, proud, remain, rest, separate, site, tail, trouble

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English @ the Movies: 'Power Nap'

source: VOA Learning English       2017年3月24日
Today on English @ the Movies we talk about the saying "power nap" from the movie "The Boss Baby." This is a funny cartoon movie about a boy who gets a new baby brother-- who looks, and sounds, like a little man. Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...


source: LearnAmericanEnglishOnline    2017年10月29日
I've received a lot of requests over the last few years for a video about the word "bother," so here it is. When a person or a thing causes trouble for you, you can use the word "bother."

Prepositions of TIME � IN / ON / AT / BY

source: mmmEnglish      2017年10月10日
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When to Use "THE" Article in English

source: Go Natural English     2014年9月15日
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‘The’ is called a Definite Article because we are talking about something specific. We’re talking about something that we can clearly define.
There are certain words that you will not put after ‘The’.
For example: ‘All you need is love’. For this expression you don’t need to add ‘The’ because it is referring to love in general.
However, when you say, ‘The love of a mother’
‘The’ is necessary because this is a statement about a specific kind of love. ‘The’ is necessary to portray the idea clearly.
‘The’ is used when you talk about objects, specific locations, certain countries and even one singular thing such as; The cat. The door. The car. The moon.
Practice using ‘The’ and practice listening for it in sentences. You’ll notice that when someone forgets to say ‘The’, it may cause some confusion or disrupt the flow of a sentence.

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Opposites and Adjectives | Set 1

source: Mark Kulek    2017年10月22日
Language in use:
She is angry.
She is happy.
This woman is fat.
This woman is thin.
Roller coasters are fun.
Zombies are scary.
Peppers are spicy.
Peanut butter is sweet.
He is rich.
He is poor.
I like French fries.
I don't like flies.
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Pronunciation practice & tips (from Espresso English)

source: Espresso English 2017年10月8日
How to pronounce difficult words and improve your accent! You can learn and practice more in my course: https://www.espressoenglish.net/ameri...

Topics covered in this class:
1:32 - How to pronounce words ending in -ILE
4:40 - Two differences between "of" and "off"
12:32 - How to improve your accent naturally
20:15 - Speaking faster and without pauses
Throughout the video - Difficult words like knowledgeable, word/world, months, withdrawal, thirsty


source: Official IELTS Listening test     2017年8月9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 Listening test      2017年8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.