"Get to the point" and other common expressions in English


source: JenniferESL      2018年2月15日
Index:
0:08 Get to the point
1:05 Get to the heart of the matter
1:57 Get to the bottom of something
2:32 Get to the root of a problem or matter

Fun Vocabulary for Describing Sounds you hear every day


source: Learn English with Let's Talk      2018年3月12日
We all have been in situations where we need to talk about different levels of sounds. You might need to talk about the high volume of the music at a party or total silence in a library. So, how can we talk about different levels of sound using advanced vocabulary? In this English lesson, with me Michelle, you are going to learn to talk about both silence and noise. Learn to describe different sounds you hear every day.

1. Hush- Silence
Ex: A hush fell over the wedding hall when the bride walked in.

2. Faint- talking in a low voice.
Ex: There was faint noise coming from the TV.

3. Muffled- when you can hear someone talking but can’t understand their words clearly.
Ex: They muffled behind the door but I couldn’t hear anything.

4. Muted- when you expected that there would be a lot of noise but there isn’t any.
Ex: The applause was muted.

5. Racquet- a loud and unpleasant continuous noise.
Ex: I couldn’t sleep because of the racquet made by the traffic.

6. Commotion- a state of confusion and noisy disturbance.
Ex: What’s the commotion all about?

7. Hubbub- laughter, shouting and chattering caused by a crowd.
Ex: I couldn’t hear anything because of the general hubbub in the party.

8. Clatter- the sound of hard objects striking each other.
Ex: I heard the clatter from the kitchen and instantly knew that she was washing dishes.

9. Can’t hear myself think- When the place is so noisy that we are unable to think as well.
Ex: Please stop shouting I can’t even hear myself think.

10. Blaring out- Music at high volume
Ex: The music was blaring out of the speakers next to the pool.

11. Full blast- full volume
Ex: My grand dad had the TV on full blast.

12. Pin drop silence- absolute silence
Ex: There was such silence that I could even hear a pin drop.

Learn all about EASTER


source: Learn English with Gill (engVid)     2018年3月29日
In most English-speaking countries in the world, the holiday of Easter is celebrated every spring. In this video, I will teach you where Easter comes from and why it is celebrated by Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christians in many different countries. It's also a secular holiday, which means that not everybody thinks of it as a religious festival -- it's complicated, because it has been changing and developing for hundreds of years. I'll also tell you about the customs and symbols of Easter that you will encounter in the UK and North America. Watch this lesson and learn more about Western culture and traditions. You'll learn about everything from Jesus on the cross to chocolate eggs.

CNN 10 | April 11, 2018 | China`s President Addresses the Issue of Tariffs


source: Daily Listening       2018年4月10日
Daily Listening highlights: A world leader gives a speech that affects a stock market across an ocean, a company leader speaks at a hearing and affects a social media stock, and a CNN Hero harnesses the power of music to help her husband and hundreds of other people with dementia.
Source: www.cnn.com/cnn10

Silent Letters in English - English Pronunciation Lesson


source: Oxford Online English    2018年3月8日
In this lesson, you can learn about silent letters in English. Silent letters are important for good English pronunciation, and comprehension. Think about words like know, climb, or answer. They all have silent letters: letters which are written, but not pronounced.
Do you know which letters are silent in these three words?
In this lesson, you’ll learn more about silent letters, so that your English pronunciation can be clear and correct! Leave us a comment and let us know which silent letters you need more practice with!

This lesson will help you:
- Find helpful ways to pronounce silent letters in English.
- Understand some words that have silent letters at the beginning of a word.
- Learn about words that have silent letters in the middle of the word.
- Learn more about words that have silent letters at the end of the word, and how to properly pronounce them.
- Understand how silent letters can change the pronunciation of words in English.
- Learn more about what silent syllables are in English.
- Improve your overall pronunciation using silent letters in English.

5 Signs of a Bad Work Environment - Interview Red Flags


source: Linda Raynier       2017年3月1日
I discuss 5 interview red flags for job seekers that indicate a bad work environment. If you’re thinking of taking a job offer or considering joining a new company, beware of bad employers. You want to know what hiring red flags look like to ensure you avoid a bad work environment.

In this video, I talk about:
Red flag #1: They’ve had multiple people turn over in the job in a relatively short period of time.
Red flag #2: You just have a “feeling…”
Red flag #3: The hiring managers don’t seem excited
Red flag #4: The company is not doing well financially
Red flag #5: Overly enthusiastic HR employees that don’t know how to take “no” for an answer

Be sure to watch the video ‘til the end and figure out whether you should accept or reject that job offer with the company you’ve been on the fence about!

Learn English with Modern Family: Speak Without an Accent


source: Learn English With TV Series      2017年11月3日
In this scene from Modern Family, Gloria is self-conscious about her Colombian accent. Do you want to have FUN improving your English fluency and comprehension?

Learn the Top 10 Ways to Say Hello in English


source: Learn English with EnglishClass101.com     2018年3月2日

4 American Idioms


source: Speak English With Vanessa       2018年3月9日

Silent Letters (K & W) | Learn English Pronunciation & Spelling


source: Interactive English      2017年4月18日
Why does spelling not always match the pronunciation of words? This is a common frustration among English learners.
In this lesson, we talk about two letters that are sometimes silent. These are the letter K & W. We should look but not pronounce!

Explaining a (French) Menu in English


source: Speak English with Christina       2015年5月11日

Idioms with Head Part 1: HEAD OUT and HEADS UP


source: Gerry English Expressions     2015年10月26日

IELTS Listening test 23.02.2018 with ANSWERS | BEST TEST - 2018


source: Official IELTS Listening test          2018年2月22日
ielts listening practice test 2018
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.
(CLICK ON 'CC' UNDER THE VIDEO TO SEE THE SUBTITLES)
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.
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.

The IELTS Listening Test IELTS Candidate DO LISTENING TEST IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once. As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers in lower case or capital letters.
Instructions to candidates In the actual test you will be given the following instructions: do not open this question paper until you are told to do so write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully answer all the questions while you are listening, write your answers on the question paper you will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet; use a pencil At the end of the test you will be asked to hand in the question paper.
The IELTS Listening Test IELTS Candidate DO LISTENING TEST IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS :- You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once.
As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers in lower case or capital letters.

Instructions to candidates
In the actual test you will be given the following instructions:
do not open this question paper until you are told to do so
write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page
listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully
answer all the questions
while you are listening, write your answers on the question paper
you will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet; use a pencil

IELTS Listening test 1.02.2018 with ANSWERS | BEST TEST - 2018


source: Official IELTS Listening test          2018年1月31日
ielts listening practice test 2018
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.
(CLICK ON 'CC' UNDER THE VIDEO TO SEE THE SUBTITLES)
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.
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.

The IELTS Listening Test IELTS Candidate DO LISTENING TEST IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once. As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers in lower case or capital letters.
Instructions to candidates In the actual test you will be given the following instructions: do not open this question paper until you are told to do so write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully answer all the questions while you are listening, write your answers on the question paper you will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet; use a pencil At the end of the test you will be asked to hand in the question paper.
The IELTS Listening Test IELTS Candidate DO LISTENING TEST IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS :- You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once.
As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers in lower case or capital letters.

Instructions to candidates
In the actual test you will be given the following instructions:
do not open this question paper until you are told to do so
write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page
listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully
answer all the questions
while you are listening, write your answers on the question paper
you will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet; use a pencil