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13:35 

English Dialogues Audio and Text

English Dialogues Audio and Text

There you will find a series of free Dialogues / Conversations in English Language that may help you to better understand and speak English.
The Dialogues / Conversations cover a wide range of topics and practical situations that you are likely to encounter in real life. Among the topics we mention:
- Family;
- Transportation;
- Hotel;
- Orientation;
- Communication;
- Personal Development;
- Movies;
- Food;
- Doctor;
- And Many More;
Some of the Dialogues / Conversations are recommended for Beginners. Other for Medium level and Advanced.
The Dialogues / Conversations here are in written / text form. If you want to listen to the Audio / Spoken Version of these Dialogues go to English Conversations Meniu

@темы: ESL, English, Listening, links

13:21 

AudioEnglish.org

AudioEnglish.org™
• over 150,000 pages;
• over 2,500 audio files;
• British and American English native speakers from Oxford, London, Scotland, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Canada.
• connect using any computer - anytime, anywhere;
• listen to audio and practise pronunciation;
• check out the online tests.

@темы: ESL, English, Listening, links

14:46 

How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think

Do speakers of different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change the way you think? Do bilinguals think differently when speaking different languages? Does language shape our thinking only when we're speaking or does it shape our attentional and cognitive patterns more broadly? In this talk, I will describe several lines of research looking at cross-linguistic differences in thought. The studies investigate how languages help construct our representations of the world at many stages. Series: "Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge and Creativity"


@темы: English, languages, videos

14:43 

Dreaming in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think

On the Same Page: Voices of Berkeley keynote event

@темы: English, languages, videos

14:38 

"Between you and I (the English language is going to the dogs)" - debate

The English language is going to the dogs. "Between you and I" is just one of the howlers those of us with linguistic sensibilities have to endure. The distinctions between words such as 'infer' and 'imply', and 'uninterested' and 'disinterested' are disappearing. Americanisms such as 'gotten', 'different than' and 'can I get..?' abound. Every office resounds with horrible new jargon such as 'going forward', 'deliverables', 'touch base' and 'heads up'. Infinitives are split, participles dangle. Language is based on established practice and rules. When the rules are continually (and that isn't continuously) broken, the language suffers and those who care suffer too.

That's the line taken by the so-called sticklers in this debate, but they are mistaken according to laissez faire linguists. English wasn't set in stone by 19th-century grammarians -- the kind who decreed it's wrong to split an infinitive in English just because you can't in Latin. Language changes but that doesn't mean it's in decline. Traditionalists may argue that digital technology has a pernicious effect on language, but in fact children who text a lot have higher rates of literacy. And it's hard to deny that Facebook, Twitter and email have enriched the expressiveness of our language: ten years ago who could have written "OMG he's RTd my selfie!!


@темы: English, History of English, languages, that's life, the world go round, videos

13:52 

The History of The English Language documentary series (1-8 episodes)

The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, also written by Bragg. The series ran in 2003.
The series and the book are cast as an adventure story, or the biography of English as if it were a living being, covering the history of the language from its modest beginnings around 500 AD as a minor Germanic dialect to its rise as a truly established global language.
In the television series, Bragg explains the origins and spelling of many words based on the times in which they were introduced into the growing language that would eventually become modern English.


@темы: videos, languages, History of English, English

18:21 

WorldWideWords

www.worldwidewords.org
The English language is forever changing. New words appear; old ones fall out of use or alter their meanings. World Wide Words tries to record at least a part of this shifting wordscape by featuring new words, word histories, words in the news, and the curiosities of native English speech.

@темы: Vocabulary, English, links

19:59 

серия Young Explorers by British Museum - a brief history of money

Did you know that all sorts of things have been as money throughout history from shells, lumps of metal and barley, to the coins and banknotes we're more familiar with today? For a brief history of money, watch this Young explorers video from the British Museum


@темы: videos, Young Explorers by British Museum, Money, English

19:56 

серия Young explorers by British Museum - a brief history of clothing

From protection against the elements and harm to telling the rest of the world who we are, clothes have served us well over the many thousands of years we've been wearing them. This Young explorers video from the British Museum tells a brief history of clothing.


@темы: Art, Clothes, English, Young Explorers by British Museum, videos

19:49 

серия - Young explorers by British museum - A brief history of writing

We use it so much that it's easy to think that writing has always been around. But like most things it had to be invented. Watch this Young explorers video from the British Museum for a brief history of writing.


@темы: videos, Young Explorers by British Museum, History, English, Art

22:12 

Ages of English Timeline

Ages of English Timeline

превосходный интерактивный проект ВВС, посвященный истории Англии. Помимо всех прочих достоинств, а их немало, аудио с записями текстов различных периодов, начиная немного-немало с Беовульфа, причем с сохранением фонетики-грамматики и прочая-прочая. В общем, highly recommended) press the link to enjoy)

21:45 

Podcast - Keeping to a diet -- Overcoming 5 Common Diet Obstacles

Отличный Upper-Intermediate podcast - очень приличная лексика и довольно внятно (единственный минус - аудио запустилось только в IE((((((((((

аудио www.diet.com/listen_podcast.php?file=07_24_07ov...
текст - www.diet.com/podcasts/89/Overcoming+5+Common+Di...

@темы: Human, Food&Cooking, Podcasts, Listening

17:10 

Learning with Youtube

10 видео каналов на YouTube для изучения английского языка.

1. Duncaninchina www.youtube.com/duncaninchina/

2. VOA Learning English www.youtube.com/voalearningenglish/
voalearningenglish/

3. Learn English with Steve Ford www.youtube.com/user/PrivateEnglishPortal

4. Business English Videos for ESL www.youtube.com/bizpod/

5. Bbclearningenglish www.youtube.com/bbclearningenglish/

6. PodEnglish www.youtube.com/podenglish/

7. JenniferESL www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL

8. Real English www.youtube.com/realenglish1/

9. The Daily English Show www.youtube.com/user/thedailyenglishshow

10. Sozoexchange www.youtube.com/sozoexchange/

@темы: videos, English, ESL

22:22 

TED talks - Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design

19:55 

General links

www.correctenglish.ru/

Сайт CorrectEnglish.ru полностью посвящен изучению английского языка

Как начинающие изучение английского языка, так и продолжающие и совершенствующиеся в нем найдут для себя все необходимые ресурсы на нашем сайте.

Сайт располагает большой теоретической и практической базой, направленной на развитие всех языковых навыков. На сайте представлена только современная информация, исключающая устаревшие правила грамматики, устаревшие слова, выражения, и т.п.

@темы: general links, exercises, Vocabulary, Podcasts, Listening, Grammar, English, ESL

15:15 

A lot of, Lots of, Plenty of, A great deal of, и др.

Данные выражения по своему значению и употреблению похожи на наречия much, many и most, и имеют тот же перевод в русском языке – "большое количество", "много", "немало", и т.п. Однако с грамматической точки зрения они несколько отличаются. В частности, предлог of обязательно используется после этих выражений, даже если существительные, следующие после них, не являются определителями.

Сравните:
Plenty of shops open on Sunday mornings. (А НЕ Plenty shops…)
Many shops open on Sunday mornings. (А НЕ Many of shops…)
Утром по воскресеньям открывается много магазинов.

There is not a lot of rice left. (А НЕ There is not a lot rice left.)
There is not much rice left. (А НЕ There is not much of rice left.)
Осталось немного (= мало) риса.

A lot of и lots of

Данные выражения имеют неформальный, разговорный оттенок. Большой разницы между a lot of и lots of нет. Оба эти выражения обычно используются перед неисчисляемыми существительными в форме единственного числа, либо перед любыми существительными, стоящими в форме множественного числа, либо перед местоимениями. Когда a lot of / lots of используется перед подлежащим в форме множественного числа, глагол-сказуемое также должен быть в форме множественного числа.

Например:
A lot of my friends live abroad.
Многие мои друзья живут за границей. (В данном примере a lot of используется с существительным в форме множественного числа my friends, обратите внимание, что глагол-сказуемое также имеет форму множественного числа.)

Lots of time is needed to learn a language.
Для изучения языка необходимо много времени. (В данном примере lots of используется с неисчисляемым существительным в форме единственного числа time.)

Plenty of

В отличие от других рассматриваемых выражений, plenty of имеет оттенок достаточности, наличия необходимого количества.

Например:
There is plenty of time.
Времени достаточно.

Plenty of shops accept credit cards.
Многие магазины (= достаточное количество магазинов) принимают кредитные карты.

A large amount of, a great deal of, и a large number of

Данные выражения имеют несколько формальный оттенок. A large amount of и a great deal of обычно используются с неисчисляемыми существительными.

Например:
She has spent a great deal of time in Europe.
Она провела много времени в Европе.

A large number of обычно используется с существительными в форме множественного числа. Стоящий за данным выражением глагол также имеет форму множественного числа.

Например:
A large number of issues still need to be addressed.
Нужно рассмотреть еще много разных вопросов.

@темы: Vocabulary, Grammar

22:30 

Podcasts - Elementary

23:46 

Air new Zealand - Safety Video)

22:44 

Vocabulary - Money

Adjectives + "Money"

easy
He thinks working in marketing is easy money. I think he'll find it's quite a different story.

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Verb + "Money"

coin, print
The government printed a lot of money in 2001.

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"Money" + Verb

come from something
Money for the exhibit comes from donations to the museum.

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"Money" + Noun

management, manager
I think you should hire a money manager for your savings.

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Phrases with "Money"

bet money on something
Let's bet $400 dollars on the race.

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@темы: Vocabulary, Money, Idioms&Expressions, English

16:18 

Topic - Weather&Climate

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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