News Review: Pope's first official visit to Santiago

source: BBC Learning English        2018年1月16日
Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story:
Pope Francis has begun his first official visit to Chile and Peru.
Thousands of Chileans greeted the pontiff, who is from Argentina, as his motorcade travelled into the city. But the crowds were much smaller than for his previous visits to Latin America. There are expected to be protests about an abuse scandal involving Catholic priests.

subdued: quieter than usual
sparse: small in number or spread out
pin their hopes on: hope someone or something will help them
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France Offers Chinese Primer in Mastering Wine Industry

source: VOA Learning English     2017年12月14日
After dominating industries like textiles, electronics and mobile phones, powerhouse China is setting its sights on a new sector.
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New English words added to the dictionary in 2017

source: Espresso English    2017年12月17日
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Finance idioms ➖ (about being poor)

source: Your English Web     2017年12月11日
In this English lesson you will learn some of the main finance idioms we use in English when we talk about being poor.
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CNN 10 | January 19 2017 with English Subtitles

source: Mathew Smith       2018年1月18日
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Thanksgiving Vocabulary | Fun English Lesson

source: Interactive English      2017年11月23日
So on this special day, we want to teach you a little bit about Thanksgiving as well as some vocabulary words associated with this family holiday.
What important family holiday do YOU celebrate? Let us know in the comments!
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Common Mistakes Made in English 3

source: Practice English with Paul      2016年4月9日
I made this video based on mistakes that arise again and again. These ones are taken from Russian students (since I teach in Russia) but can apply to anyone around the world. I show the mistakes, explain why they are made and show you correct English. Enjoy :)
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Stop Blocking in English When You Lack a Word - English Conversation Tips

source: Speak English with Christina      2017年10月16日
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TheBestofEnglish com Oct6 2016 - IMF warns world governments of increasing global debt

source: Gerry English Expressions     2016年10月7日
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Snow Day: Learn English Words and Phrases ❄️ ⛄️

source: To Fluency      2017年12月10日
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* We were going to travel... (an intention in the past)
* We had to put it off - see here:
* Make a snowman
* It has been snowing for over 24 hours now - watch this:
* I hope it doesn't melt soon - watch this:
* American English - let's go sledding. British English - let's go sledging.
* a snow day - when the schools are closed
* it's going to stop soon - watch this:
* wrap up warm - put on lots of warm clothes.
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source: LearnAmericanEnglishOnline      2017年12月4日

May, Might, Could, Can - Talking About Possibilities

source: Oxford Online English     2015年2月17日
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The English modal verbs 'can', 'could', 'may' and 'might' are used to talk about possibilities. For example:
- He can be really mean sometimes
- It could take us a few hours to finish this
- They might have missed the train
These sentences all express possibilities: things which are possible, but not certain. We often use these modal verbs to talk about things we are not sure about, or to give our opinions.

In this lesson, you can learn:
1) How to use 'can' to talk about general possibilities in the present or the future.
2) How to use 'could', 'may' and 'might' to talk about specific possibilities.
3) The difference between general and specific possibilities, and when you need to use 'can' or 'could/may/might'.
4) Talking about possibilities in the past using 'could have', 'may have' or 'might have'.
5) The two different meanings of 'could have'—'could have' can be used in two different ways to talk about possibilities in the past, depending on whether you know what happened or not.

We use the modal verb 'can' to talk about general possibilities—things which can be true at different times, or for different people. For example: "It can take two hours to get there by train." This means that it can take two hours every time, not just once.

You can use the verbs 'could', 'may' or 'might' to talk about specific possibilities—things which are only possible at one time. For example: "It could take you two hours to get there by train." This means it could take -you- two hours, not someone else. It's specific. In this sentence you could use any of the three modal verbs 'could', 'may' or 'might'—there's no difference in meaning.

To talk about possibilities in the past, use the modal verbs 'could', 'may', or 'might', plus 'have' plus a past participle. For example: "I don't know where they are—they could have missed the train." In this sentence, you can use any of the verbs 'may', 'might' or 'could', as before.

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Listening Practice Part 2: 14 Intermediate Level Topics

source: Helena Daily English      2017年3月5日
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1. Decent housing: housing of an acceptable standard; livable housing
2. Staff: employees
3. The work team I led: group of workers I was responsible for
4. Appreciating: being thankful for
5. An affluent country: a wealthy country
6. Offered their food, space, and hearts: gave us food, a place to stay, and kindness
7. Was assigned to: was sent to work in; was given a job in
8. On the site: at the place (where they built the
9. A sense of fulfillment: a feeling of accomplishment
1. Mascot: an animal that is a team’s symbol of good luck
1. Prodigy genius: person with great ability
2. Gifted: talented
3. Recitals: performances by music or dance
4. Accompanied by: along with; together with
5. Released: made available for sale
6. Acoustic: a musical instrument that is not

Phrasal Verbs and Idioms: Intermediate Level - Lesson 2

source: Helena Daily English     2017年3月4日
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Multi-word verbs are verbs that combine with one or two particles (a preposition and/or an adverb), for example:
The letters BBC stand for British Broadcasting Corporation.
(verb + preposition)
This milk tastes awful. 1 think it’s gone off (verb + adverb)
She couldn't attend the meeting so Helen stood in for her.
(verb + adverb + preposition)
If the addition of the particle(s) changes the meaning of the verb in some way, it is usually called a phrasal verb, because it has an idiomatic meaning - the phrase means something different from its component parts.

► Phrasal Verbs EXAMPLE:
1. Can you extinguish that cigarette, please?
put out
►Can you put out that cigarette, please?
2. The alarm bell started ringing.
go off
►The alarm bell went off.
3. I shouted his name loudly but he didn’t hear me.
call out
►I called out his name but he didn’t hear me.
4. The police are investigating the accident.
look into
►The police are looking into the accident.
5. Come quickly – a fire has started!
break out
►Come quickly – a fire has broken out!
6. He experienced a lot of pain.
go through
►He went through a lot of pain.
7. He started the fire alarm by accident.
set off
►He set off the fire alarm by accident.
8. The government has said that tax cuts are not possible.
rule out
►The government has ruled out tax cuts.
9. The prisoners escaped through the window.
get out
►The prisoners got out through the window.
10. I think we should ask for the help of a doctor.
call in
►I think we should call in a doctor