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Do you want to learn English? The best way to learn English is to listen to it often and practice speaking it as often as possible. This audio will help you improve your English speaking skills and your English listening skills.
 
Listen to these common everyday English conversation phrases often and practice saying them. You will improve your speaking and listening ability very quickly this way. If you are studying for TOEIC or TOEFL it will help you comprehend and understand English better.. Each Phrase gets repeated. It's Slow and Easy to Understand.

Updated on 2019年 10月3日初心者クラスでは

Updated on 2019年 11月4日 中級クラスでは

my family Question and Answer.mp3
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Bulgaria's population
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Please guess the missing words.

Bulgaria’s Population is Shrinking

 

Bulgaria, a southeastern country in the European Union, is one of the____________ fastest shrinking countries. In the last____________ years, the population of Bulgaria has fallen from 9 to 7 million. Young people often leave the country for postsecondary studies and do not return for__________ years. Approximately 1 million Bulgarians currently live abroad. Bulgarians are also having_____________ children. Despite the shrinking population, some Bulgarians do return after realizing that they miss some aspects of home, including the___________ and relaxed pace of living.

Put the answers in the correct space

 

Culture

World's 

Forty

Fewer

Several

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • shrink: to get smaller in size

  • European Union: a political and economical group of 28 countries

  • postsecondary: after high school

  • abroad: in a foreign country

  • pace: a continuous speed

How many people are there in your family?
 

There are 5 people in my family: my father, mother, brother, sister, and me.

 

Does your family live in a house or an apartment?
 

We live in a house in the countryside.

 

What does your father do?
 

My father is a doctor. He works at the local hospital.

 

How old is your mother?
 

She is 40 years old, 1 year younger than my father.

 

Do you have any siblings? What’s his/her name?
 

Yes, I do. I have 1 elder brother, David, and 1 younger sister, Mary.

 

Are you the oldest amongst your brothers and sisters?
No, I’m not. I’m the second child in my family.

 

What do your mother/father like?
 

My father likes playing football and my mother likes cooking.

 

Do your parents let you stay out late?
 

Of course not. They always ask me to get home before 10 pm each night.

 

Do you stay with your parents?
 

Right now, no, but I used to.

 

Does your family usually have dinner together?
 

Yes, we do. My mom always prepares delicious meals for us.

ABBA is one of the largest success stories in the world of music. The Swedish pop group comprising Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, is the second best-selling music group of all-time, just behind Beatles.

 

Chiquitita was officially released on January 16th, 1979 as the first single from the band’s commercially successful and critically acclaimed sixth studio album titled Voulez-Vous, which is French for the phrase

Updated on 2019年 11月4日 中級クラスでは

   

Let's explore some useful websites for English reading and listening

 

VOA【中級】

http://learningenglish.voanews.com

 

海外のニュースサイトなら、まずVOAです。

英語学習者向けで、使われている英単語数も制限されておりスピードも少しゆっくり。世界中の英会話中級者が学んでいます。

 

 

CNN Students【中級】

http://edition.cnn.com/cnn10/

CNNの学生対象向けニュースサイトです。語彙も文法も平易で、発音やスピードともに聞き取りやすくなっています。トランススクリプトもサイトで見る事が出来ます。

 

 

Japan Today【中級】
http://www.japantoday.com

日本のニュースを海外に伝える英字メディア。日本の事を海外の人に紹介するレッスンはこのサイトがお薦めです

 

 

Bloomberg Businessweek【上級・ビジネス】

http://www.businessweek.com

活きたビジネス英語にはお薦めです。

Personal Information questions

 

What's your name?
Jason.

 

Where are you from?

I'm from Manchester

 

do you come from?
I come from London

 

What is your surname?

Smith

 

What is your family name?
Bean.

 

What's your first name?
John.

 

What's your address?
13 Oxford Street

 

Where do you live?
I live in England.

 

What's your telephone number?
01254 .......

 

How old are you?
Thirty-eight. I'm Thirty-eight years old.

 

When and where were you born?
I was born in 1974 in Liverpool.

 

Are you married?

No am single

 

What's your marital status?
I'm married.

 

What do you do? or What's your job?
I'm a English teacher.

 

Where did you go?
I went to shopping with a friend.

 

What did you do?
We bought so new clothes.

 

Where were you?
I was in London for the weekend.

 

Have you got a car / job / house / etc.?
 

Yes, I've got a nice car / Yes, I like my job / No, I live in a flat.

 

Have you got any children / friends / books / etc.?
Yes, I've got three children - two boys and a daughter.

 

Can you play tennis / golf / football / etc.?
Yes, I can play football.

 

Can you speak English / Spanish / Chinese / etc.?
No, I can't speak Chinese.

 

Could you speak English / French / Japanese / etc.?
when you were five / two / fifteen / etc. years old?
Yes, I could speak English when I was five years old.

 

 

Introducing Yourself and Saying Hello

How do you do?
How do you do. Pleased to meet you.

 

How are you?
Fine, thanks. And you?

 

 

Shopping questions

How can I help you? / May I help you?
Yes. I'm looking for a sweater.

 

Can I try it on?
Sure, the changing rooms are over there.

 

How much does it cost? / How much is it?
It's £45.

 

How would you like to pay?
By cash.

 

Can I pay by credit card / check / debit card?
Certainly. We accept all the major cards.

 

Have you got something bigger / smaller / lighter / etc.?
Certainly, we've got a larger sizes as well.

 

 

 

Asking Something Specific questions

What's that?
It's a dog!

 

What time is it?
It's one o'clock.

 

Can / May I open the window?
Certainly. It's very hot in the office today!

 

Is there a bakery / market / bank / etc. near here?
Yes. There is a bakery take the next corner and it’s next to the bank.

 

Where is the nearest bakery / market / bank / etc.?
The nearest bank is on Mayfield street.

 

Who wrote / invented / painted / etc. the ...?
Hemingway wrote "The Sun Also Rises".

 

Is there any water / sugar / rice / etc.?
Yes, there's a lot of water left.

 

Are there any apples / sandwiches / books / etc.?
No, there aren't any books left.

 

Is this your / his / her / etc. book / ball / house / etc.?
No, I think it's his ball.

 

Whose is this / that?
It's Jack's.

 

 

Questions using the word 'Like'

What do you like?
I like playing cricket, reading and listening to pop music.

 

What does she look like?
she's tall and slim with blond hair.

 

What would you like to eat?
I'd like a steak and chips and a salad.

 

What is it like?
It's an interesting country many things to see and do.

 

What's the weather like?
It's snowing really heavy at the moment.

 

Would you like some coffee / tea / food?
Yes, thank you. I'd like some tea.

 

Would you like something to drink / eat?
Thank you. Could I have a cup of coffee and some cake?

 

 

Asking for an Opinion

What's it about?
It's about a young girl who has many adventures.

 

What do you think about your job / that book etc.?
I thought the book was very interesting.

 

How big / far / difficult / easy is it?
The test was very difficult, but I think I did OK!

 

How big / far / difficult / easy are they?
The questions were very easy.

 

How was it?
It was very interesting.

 

What are you going to do tomorrow / this evening / next week / etc.?
I'm going to visit my family next weekend.

 

 

Suggestions 

What shall we do this today/ this morning / afternoon / evening?
Let's go see a movie.

 

Why don't we go out / play football / visit some old friends / etc. this afternoon?
Ye

Speak Polite English

 

Will you …?

 

Will you open the door for me?

 

Would you …?

 

Would you open the door for me?

 

Would you please…?

 

Would you please open the door (for me)?

 

Could you (please)…?

 

Could you open the door for me?

 

Could you please open the door for me?

 

Could you possible…?

 

Could you possible open the door?

 

Would you kindly…?

 

Would you kindly open the door (for me)?

 

Would you mind…?

 

Would you mind opening the door?

Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong
You're enchained by your own sorrow
In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow
How I hate to see you like this
There is no way you can deny it
I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend, I'm the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now I see you've broken a feather
I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita

So the walls came tumbling down
And your love's a blown out candle
All is gone and it seems too hard to handle
Chiquitita, tell me the truth
There is no way you can deny it
I see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita        

Updated on 2019年 10月27日初心者クラスでは

Learning prounounciation, Can you tell their differences?

Updated on 2019年 9月17日ぜんぶのレベル

Listening skills

Your listening skills will show the best improvement using this method. The reason is simple enough. You get more chances to listen to English conversations. And most of them are practiced in real life, which means you can “access” to natural English.

Updated on 2019年 10月27日 中級クラスでは

What do you know about the young Japanese guy on this Video conversation?  

 

The little research I did shows his name is

Shinjiro Koizumi.

 

He is the son of former Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi.

 

He graduated from a private Japanese university and has a master’s degree from New York's Columbia University.

 

He is 38, and the third youngest lawmaker to join a post-World War Two Japanese cabinet. He is currently the new environment minister in Japan.

 

He will be getting married to Christel Takigawa, 42, a French-Japanese television personality known as the face of Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

 

He is a young rising star, who is likely to be the next Japanese prime minster when prime minster Shinzo Abe steps down.