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Записи с темой: english (список заголовков)
10:14 

Реальные темы эссе с экзаменов IELTS в 2010

Some people think that charity organizations should only offer help to people of their own country. But others believe that these organizations should give aid to people in great need wherever they live. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

In today's world, it is private companies rather than government who pay for and carry out most on scientific research.
To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh disadvantages?

The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider. The rich are growing richer and the poor are growing poorer.
What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem?

Today there is a great increase in anti.social behavior and lack of respect to others.
What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem?

Air travel only benefits the richest people. The majority of people get no advantage from development of air travel.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people say politicians promote the development of society. However others believe that it is scientists who have more influence on the world.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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@темы: English, IELTS, Writing

00:05 

Phrasal verbs as nouns and adjectives

15:57 

Luke talks politics

некоторое время назад мне посоветовали Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast :heart:
я об этом уже писала
небольшая выборка про политику (все подкасты можно скачать!):

эпизод 82. Voting / Elections / Politics / Government (40 мин)
In this episode Luke teaches lots of vocabulary for talking about voting, elections, government and politics. This episode contains some seriously useful and important terms about politics and the way the government runs here in the UK.

эпизод 268. UK General Election 2015 (Part 1) (1 час 5 мин)
This podcast contains everything you should know about the general election which is happening across the UK this Thursday 7 May 2015. This could be a long episode, but I’m so determined to cover the whole story that I don’t mind how long it takes. I feel it’s worth spending some time to cover this topic in enough detail to make it genuinely interesting and informative. I’m not there in the UK at the moment, so I’m not able to take part in the discussions, or watch all the coverage on the TV, but I care about this a lot and I’ve just got to get this stuff off my chest – which means, I’ve got a lot of things inside that I want to tell you about. This is an important election (like any election) and it’s interesting because we genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen, and the consequences of the different outcomes could be quite drastic.

эпизод 269. UK General Election 2015 (Part 2) (1 час 3 мин)
Welcome back to Part 2 of this episode which is all about the UK general election which is taking place in a couple of days on Thursday 7 May 2015. In this part we’ll hear statements by 7 leaders from 7 of the main parties in this election, we’ll consider exactly what they said, understand some of the vocabulary and key issues, and then look at the possible outcomes and predictions for the result of the election.

эпизод 270. UK General Election RESULTS (36 мин)

Про Brexit:
эпизод 346. Rambling on a Friday Afternoon (1 час 17 мин)
Watch out for some more phrasal verbs and idioms as Lukes shares a few more anecdotes about New York, talks a bit about politics (US elections, Trump, Mayor of London, Brexit), mentions Leicester City FC and rants about Google Adverts

эпизод BREXIT: Should the UK leave the EU? (1 час 20 мин)
Luke talks to his Dad about the UK’s referendum on EU membership. They discuss some of the main issues and arguments and give their personal opinions.

эпизод 352. BREXIT: Key Vocabulary and Concepts (1 час 40 мин)

эпизод 356. News / Football / Brexit / Events in the UK / Jo Cox (1 час 15 мин)
Some more news and views about the EURO 2016 football, the EU referendum and recent tragic events involving Labour MP Jo Cox who was murdered in England this week.

эпизод 359. BREXIT JOKES / EU REFERENDUM NIGHT (40 мин)
The EU referendum is happening tonight, so Luke wanted to record some of his stand-up material that he’s written about Brexit and make some predictions.

эпизод 360. THE DAY AFTER BREXIT (Thoughts and feelings) (50 мин)
Last night the UK voted to leave the EU. Here are Luke's thoughts and feelings.

эпизод 361. Getting things off my chest! (Part 1) Brexit / Football (1 час 10 мин)
эпизод 362. Getting things off my chest! (Part 2) Brexit / Football (1 час 5 мин)
a two-hour rant about the Brexit situation and the Euro 2016 competition.

эпизод 365. BREXIT: 3 Weeks Later (1 час 5 мин)
An update on the situation in the UK since the EU referendum three weeks ago. Listen to Luke's Dad give his comments and analysis. Some vocabulary is highlighted and written on the page.

@темы: English, Listening, Luke's English podcasts, Podcasts, Politics

14:46 

Список подкастов

6 minute English
2008- август 2014 года - www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...
с сентября 2014 - www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/russian/features/...

The Why Factor
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/down...

Luke's English podcasts
подкасты на совершенно разные темы от 15 минут до полутора часов! длиной, можно скачать
teacherluke.co.uk/

www.china232.com/category/fun-english-lessons

www.eslpod.com/website/

Better@English
www.betteratenglish.com/be-episode-archives

www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP/eslpod...

CNN podcasts
podcast.cnn.com/

Languagecaster.com - English through football
languagecaster.com/

National Public Radio podcasts
www.npr.org/podcasts/

www.podfeed.net/

Zapp! English podcasts
zappenglish.com/podcasts

@темы: links, Podcasts, Listening, English

14:26 

BBC Podcasts - Food

Tea Drinking in the UK
Yvonne and Alice talk about how tea became a very popular drink in the UK and and we hear how many cups of tea British people drink every day.
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

Coffee addiction
Do you have a strong need to keep drinking coffee? Scientists are warning about the effects of being addicted to caffeine - the stimulant found in coffee. In 6 Minute English, Rob and Finn talk about the dangers of drinking too much coffee, and look at some language associated with addictions
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gene...

+20 more

@темы: Vocabulary, Podcasts, Listening, Food&Cooking, English, 6 minute English

00:10 

Звукоподражательные слова - Onomatopoeia Word Lists

20:30 

Luke's English podcasts

подкасты на совершенно разные темы от 15 минут до полутора часов! длиной, можно скачать

Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning audio download for learners of English as a foreign language. The podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 350 audio episodes, transcripts, videos and a special series on phrasal verbs, there is so much for you to use, and it’s all free. The podcast was nominated for an ELTon award in 2016, has won four Macmillan Dictionary Awards and has now been downloaded over 12 million times.
teacherluke.co.uk/

@темы: English, Podcasts

22:56 

100 advanced academic words for exams

aberration

(n.) something that differs from the norm (In 1974, Poland won the World Cup, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and Poland have not won a World Cup since).

abhor

(v.) to hate, detest (Because he always wound up getting hit in the head when he tried to play cricket, Marcin began to abhor the sport).

acquiesce

(v.) to agree without protesting (Though Mr. Pospieszny wanted to stay outside and work in his garage, when his wife told him that he had better come in to dinner, he acquiesced to her demands.)

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@темы: Vocabulary, English

21:24 

Phasal verbs + Shopping

23:57 

Idioms for Travelling

1. travel light: Don’t pack a lot of items. Bring only what you need.

Please travel light tomorrow. We have a lot of walking to do.


2. hit the road: Depart. Begin a tour.

We’ll hit the road as soon as the bus driver arrives.


3. off track OR off the beaten path: wrong way; away from the main road or route

Don’t go off track. There are some dangerous areas in this city.


4. watch your back: be careful; pay attention to people around you

Keep your wallet in a safe place and watch your back on the subway.


5. call it a day: finish an activity or tour; go home or back to the hotel

You all look tired. Let’s call it a day.


6. get a move on: go more quickly

We’ll need to get a move on if we want to catch the four o’clock bus.


7. a full plate: a full schedule; no free time

We have a full plate tomorrow, so get a good rest tonight.


8. bright and early OR first thing: very early in the morning

We’ll need to leave bright and early to catch the first ferry.


9. hang on or hang tight: wait patiently for a moment

Please hang tight until the driver returns.


10. If worse comes to worst OR If all else fails…: introduces the action to take when no other option is successful.

If worse comes to worst, call the police.



@темы: Vocabulary Games, Travelling and Tourism, Idioms&Expressions, English

18:30 

Differences Between a Tourist and a Traveller

Differences Between a Tourist and a Traveller
You may use the words "tourist" and "traveller" interchangeably, but to some people in the travel community, these titles have different implications. It's not necessary to commit to one title or another; however, you can choose to be more of a tourist on one day of your vacation, then be a traveller on the next. Considering the way you define yourself while travelling can help you get the most out of each trip.
Tourists
It's usually easy for locals to spot a tourist among them. A tourist may carry a camera, guidebook and map at all times and wear the same clothing he'd wear at home. Tourists tend to stay in their comfort zones a bit; they may speak only English instead of trying to learn phrases in the local language; stick to major cities instead of venturing to smaller towns or off-the-beaten-path locales; and stay in areas where the amenities are similar to what they have at home.
Travellers
Generally speaking, someone who considers himself a traveller will try to immerse himself in the local culture rather than standing out. If you're a traveller, you may try to explore the less-travelled areas and explore locations where tourism doesn't drive the economy. You'll interact with locals. Your goals for a trip will be to learn and experience new things, rather than to take a relaxing break from everyday life. A traveller may consider a trip a journey rather than a vacation.
Being a Better Tourist
Being a tourist is perfectly okay. If you're most comfortable around other tourists and want to document every sight with your camera, go ahead, but you may find that making a bit of an effort to blend in will earn you some respect from locals. Leave your white sneakers -- the tell-tale sign of the American tourist -- at home and research the way locals dress, then pack accordingly. Don't let your guidebook dictate your schedule; find some English-speaking locals and ask them for advice on what sights you should see. You may discover a new favourite spot you'd never find in a book. Walk the area on foot or travel by the local transportation to experience the place as the locals do instead of taking guided tours or tour buses.
Being a Better Traveller
If you consider yourself a traveller, you're likely already surrounding yourself with locals. Improve your trip by getting more involved with them. Find a spot in town where everyone seems to gather, like a town square or popular restaurant, and spend the day there. Strike up conversations with people of all ages. Ask questions about the local culture and talk about common interests; at the very least, you'll leave with a broadened worldview. Don't turn your nose up at tourists, and don't avoid popular attractions simply because they're packed with foreigners. Yes, the Eiffel Tower will be surrounded by tourists -- but you should still see it too.

@темы: English, Travelling and Tourism, Vocabulary

19:07 

TED-ed: Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages? - John McWhorter


@темы: English, TED, languages, videos

00:52 

Is country life better than city life?

00:32 

Cities or Surburbs


@темы: City, English, videos

23:35 

Cith Life or Life in the Country

BIG METROPOLIS OR BIG GARDEN? CULTURE OR NATURE? URBAN LIFESTYLE OR RURAL RELAXATION?

It seems that more and more people nowadays are moving to the city, searching for employment, entertainment and excitement. However, there are still many people who yearn for a life in the countryside.

So, which is it? Do you crave the action of the city? Or is the country-life the only way for you? Oxford CultureMania debates the pros and cons of living in the city and living in the countryside.

City Living

The Pros

The Culture – In cities there is no shortage of sights to see, museums to visit, concerts to go to, restaurants to eat at, art galleries to explore, and films and plays to see at the theatre or cinema.

The Convenience – People have everything within easy access thanks to the transport system, or even within walking distance. That is why they don’t need to drive for miles in order to get to work, go shopping, or attend medical appointments.

The Opportunities – Living in a city offers people many opportunities that just aren’t available in small towns or villages. There far are more jobs, flats are more plentiful and many more options for schools and universities.

The Cons

The Stress – City living can be incredibly stressful at times: the traffic, the crowds and noise can sometimes feel overwhelming.

The Crime – There is no doubt that city life is less safe than country life. Crime rates are generally higher and some areas of cities can be dangerous.

The Cost – Living in a city is more expensive no matter if it’s going for a meal, going to the cinema, buying a home or anything else.

Country living

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@темы: City, English, Environment, Vocabulary

19:19 

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

I've just come across a video you might enjoy as much as I have))


@темы: videos, TED, English

22:13 

1. Ask for someone's hand in marriage (попросить руки и сердца)
- to ask someone to marry you
After dating his girlfriend for several years the man finally asked for her hand in marriage.
2. Blind date (свидание в слепую) - - a date where the two people have never met before
I went on a blind date in university but it was not too successful.
3. Double dating (свидание, двумя парами) –a date where two couples do something together
It was fun to go on the double date even though everybody wanted to do something different.
- is NOT when one man has two girlfriends, or a girl has two boyfriends. This situation is called two-timing.
“He is two-timing on his girlfriend with another woman.”
4. Two-time («ходить на два фронта»)– To Two time means to secretly date a person while you are dating
someone else at the same time. For example, my friend has John been dating Sheila for one year and he
started to date Jenny last month too. John is two-timing Sheila, John is a ‘two-timer’.
5. On the side («на строну») – is similar to ‘two-time’, but this can also be used for married people.
Brad is married to Nancy, but he’s seeing Wanda on the side.
6. Break (someone's) heart (разбивать сердце) - to cause someone emotional pain
The man broke his girlfriend's heart when he told her that he no longer loved her.
7. Break up (разрывать отношения) - to end a relationship
The couple broke up after dating for more than three years.
8. Crazy about (someone) (сходить с ума по кому-то) - to think that another person is wonderful
My cousin has been crazy about her colleague for many months now.
9. Date (someone) (ходить на свидания) - to go on a date with someone, to have a date with someone
My sister has been dating her boyfriend for about two years.
10. Dig (someone) (иметь симпатию к кому-то) - to like someone a lot
The girl really digs the boy in her chemistry class.
11. Fall in love (with someone) (влюбиться) - to begin to experience feelings of love for someone
The man fell in love with a woman from his university class and they got married several months later.
12. Find Mr. Right (найти идеальную пару)- to find the right or perfect person
The woman is always hoping to find Mr. Right but so far she has not had any luck.
13. Get hitched (пожениться)- to get married
My sister and her boyfriend surprised everyone by suddenly getting hitched last weekend.
14. Go steady (иметь постоянные отношения) - to date one person regularly (not so common recently
but at one time used often by teenagers)
The two students have been going steady for three years now.
15. Head over heels in love with (someone) (потерять голову от любви) - to be very much in love with
someone, to be completely in love
My friend is head over heels in love with someone in his company.
16. Kiss and makeup (возобновлять отношения) - to become friends again after a fight or argument
After they have a fight the couple is quick to kiss and make up.
17. Love at first sight (любовь с первого взгляда) - to fall in love with someone or something the first time
that one sees him or her or it
When I saw the woman at the party it was love at first sight and I knew that I wanted to meet her.
The woman loved the house. It was love at first sight.
18. Made for each other (созданы друг для друга)- to get along extremely well with another person
The man and woman get along very well together and seem to be made for each other.
19. Puppy love (школьная любовь)- infatuation (strong feelings of love) between school-age children or
teenagers, not considered to be real love by adults
The two teenagers thought that their love was the greatest in the world. Other people thought that it was only
puppy love.
20. Tie the knot (пожениться)- to get married
After dating for several years the young couple decided to tie the knot.
21. Get on like a house on fire (хорошо с кем-то ладить) = to get on really well with someone: "They get
on like a house on fire."
22. Have a soft spot for someone (быть очень любящим к кому-то) = to be very fond of someone: "She
has a soft spot for her youngest child."
23. Go back a long way (знать кого-то сто лет) = to know someone well for a long time: "Those two go
back a long way. They were at primary school together."
24. Be in with (иметь привилегии с кем-то, чем-то ) = to have favoured status with someone: "She's in
with the management."
Negative
25. Get off on the wrong foot with someone (иметь плохие отношения с кем-либо) = to start off badly
with someone: "She really got off on the wrong foot with her new boss."
26. Keep someone at arm's length (держать на расстоянии) = to keep someone at a distance: "I'm
keeping her at arm's length for the time being."
27. They're like cat and dog (часто ссориться) = to often argue with someone: "Those two are like cat and
dog."
28. Rub someone up the wrong way (раздражать кого-то)= to irritate someone: "She really rubs her sister
up the wrong way."
29. Be at loggerheads (решительно не соглашаться) = to disagree strongly: "Charles and Henry are at
loggerheads over the new policy."
30. Sworn enemies (заклятые враги) = to hate someone: "Those two are sworn enemies."

@темы: Vocabulary, Relationship, Family, English

20:51 

Sexy Fashion Trends Through The Years


@темы: Clothes, English, Vocabulary

14:38 

Year of weather 2015

Возможно, пригодится для UpperInt и выше

This visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT.


@темы: English, Vocabulary, Weather, videos

16:26 

silient B и множественное число




@темы: English, languages, videos

Living environment - Warehouse 14

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