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Talking about Transportation | Beginner Conversation English | Everyday English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn natural vocabulary to talk about how you commute to and from work everyday. Improve your skills by completing the free English activities below. What type of transportation do you take? Do you take the train? Do you walk? How long does it take you? You will learn how to ask and answer questions about what type of transportation you use to travel to work. For fun elearning activities, check out our website: www.pocketpassort.com Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the following questions. 1. How long does it take Mindy to get to work by subway? 2. How long does it take Mindy to get to work by bicycle? 3. How does Mindy usually get to work? 4. How does Tony get to work? 5. How does Mindy sometime get to work? 6. How often does Tony drive to work? 7. What sometimes happens when Tony drives to work? 8. How does Samantha feel about waiting in traffic? Vocabulary Builder Antonyms What word(s) in the video have the opposite meaning as the words below? Never ____________________________ Near ____________________________ Go ____________________________ Troublesome ____________________________ I’m crazy about… ____________________________ Awesome ____________________________ Synonyms What word(s) in the video have the same meaning as the words below? Approximately ____________________________ Waiting in traffic ____________________________ Kind of ____________________________ Other Useful Vocabulary On foot/by foot I usually walk … I take a bus. I ride my scooter. Around (twenty) minutes English Transcript Talking about Transportation Tony and Mindy talk about how they go to work everyday. In this video you will learn vocabulary to talk about how you commute to work everyday. Tony: So how do you come to work everyday? Mindy: I usually come by subway, but I sometimes come by bicycle. Tony: How long does it take on the subway? Mindy: It takes about fifteen minutes. Tony: I see. How long does it take by bicycle? Mindy: It’s about a thirty to forty minute bicycle ride from here. Tony: Wow, that’s pretty far. Mindy: How about you? How do you come to work? Tony: I always drive to work. Mindy: I see. How long does it take? Tony: It’s about a half hour from here. Mindy: That’s pretty convenient. Tony: Yes, it’s not bad, but sometimes I get stuck in a traffic jam. Mindy: That’s terrible. I can’t stand waiting in traffic.
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Scheduling and Making an Appointment in English | Telephone English | Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Sometimes it isn't easy making an appointment when two people are very busy. In this video, learn how to overcome scheduling problems by suggesting alternatives. Improve your listening comprehension and increase your ability to make an appointment with someone and overcome difficult timing problems. Improve your vocabulary to suggest another time to meet. Keep motivated, challenged and inspired with our elearning activities. English Transcripts Shadow the English dialogue below to sound more natural. Try to model the correct intonation and pronunciation. Telephoning: Overcoming Scheduling Problems Mindy makes a follow up call to Jack to make an appointment to talk with him about his presentation. She has a little bit of trouble finding a common time that they are avaibable. In this video, learn useful expressions for how to schedule an appointment and overcome small scheduling problems. Jack: Kare Bears. How may I help you today? Mindy: May I speak with Jack Aranda please? Jack: This is Jack. May I ask who is calling? Mindy: Hi Jack, this is Mindy from Global Exports. Jack: Hello Mindy. It’s great to hear from you. Mindy: Jack, I’m calling because we would like to schedule a conference call for next week. Jack: That’s great news. What day is good for you? Mindy: How about next Tuesday the 12th? Jack: What time? Mindy: Is two o’clock okay? Jack: Oh, I’m sorry I have another meeting at that time. Mindy: I see. What time is good for you next Tuesday? Jack: Do you have time in the morning? Mindy: No, I’m afraid Tony has appointments all morning. Jack: Is he available any time after four o’clock? Mindy: Let me see… Four o’clock your time would be one o’clock our time. Yes, he’s available then. Jack: Perfect! I’m looking forward to talking with you both on Tuesday.
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English Grammar | Collocations | Learn English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Learn English grammar through this FUN video. Lots of great examples of collocations below. Practice using the examples from the video. Collocations Today we are going to learn about collocations. First I will explain what a collocation is. A collocation is a combination of words that are always together. Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! There are several different types of collocations. For this lesson we will only look at collocations that are very plus noun. For example, “do … dishes.” Can you think of an example? Yes, I know one. How about, “make … money.” Yes, that’s a perfect example. Here are some other very common examples: Answer the door strong … coffee serve tea do housework order food give a presentation do homework make the bed answer the phone choose an outfit make a mistake Practice making some sentences with the collocations that you just learned.
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Reporting Lost Items | Travel English | Lost and Found Train Station
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Learn useful and practical travel English for reporting lost items. Improve your listening comprehension by following a conversation between two native speakers. Answer the questions below to check your understanding. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. What did Cindy lose? 2. Where does Cindy think she lost her wallet? 3. What is another way to say, “I didn’t hear that” or “I didn’t catch that?” 4. What is another way to say, “going to?” 5. What did the train station master ask Cindy to do? 6. What car does Cindy think she was in? 7. What seat was Cindy in? 8. Where was Cindy going? 9. What train was Cindy on? 10. What will the train conductor do now? Transcripts Cindy is traveling. She is at the train station and realizes that she has lost her wallet. She finds the train station master to report it missing. Cindy: Excuse me. Train station master: Yes, what can I do for you today? Cindy: Who do I speak to about lost items? Train station master: I’m sorry, could you repeat that please? Cindy: I lost my wallet. I think I lost it on the last train. Train station master: I see. Do you know what train you were on? Cindy: I was on the semi express heading to Yokohama. Train station master: Do you remember which car and seat number? Cindy: I think I was in car three, but I don’t remember my seat. Train station master: I’m really sorry I didn’t catch that. Could you please repeat what you said? Cindy: I said I think I was in car three, but I don’t remember my seat. Train station master: Okay, please fill out this form with your personal information and please describe your wallet. We will notify the conductor immediately. Cindy: Thanks so much. I hope they find my wallet. Train station master: We will do our best ma’am.
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Personality Descriptions | English Small Talk | Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Describe someone's personality and learn how to react and pause naturally when having a conversation in English. Increase your vocabulary and expressions to explain a person's character traits. This fun video will teach you useful and natural idioms, vocabulary and expressions and is the perfect example of a natural conversation. After you watch the video and shadow the natural conversation, visit our website to try our fun learning activities. www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Shadow the conversation in English below. Try to use the correct intonation to sound like a native speaker! Talking about personal traits Tony and Samantha are in the kitchen. Samantha is cooking and telling Tony some very surprising news that she recently heard. In this video, you will learn natural vocabulary and expressions to describe people’s personality. Samantha: Do you remember Scott Finch from high school? Tony: Yes, of course. He was very shy and polite. Samantha: He’s in jail now. Tony: You’re kidding. What did he do? Samantha: He stole a lot of money from the bank that he was working at. Tony: Wow, I always thought that he was a really nice guy. Samantha: Yes, I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard it. Tony: He wasn’t very sociable, but he was always helpful and kind. Samantha: Yes and he was also really intelligent. He helped me in math class. Tony: Yes, I remember he was very clever. Samantha: He was also charming. He used to give me many compliments. Tony: Hmm. Well I guess you can never judge a book by its cover. Samantha: You are right. It’s really disappointing though. Tony: That smells delicious Samantha. Samantha: Thanks! It tastes great too.
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Talking about Plans | Beginner Conversation English | Talking about the Weekend
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn how to talk about your weekend using natural English. This animated and fun video will teach you useful English to talk about your plans over the weekend. Improve your listening skills by watching the fun and easy-to-follow video. Pause and repeat what the characters are saying to improve your English fluency and pronunciation. Practice more by completing the exercises below. Also key vocabulary for putting things in order (sequencing). What will you do this weekend? Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the questions below. 1. What is Tony doing now? 2. What are Tony and Samantha talking about? 3. What will they eat for dinner tomorrow night? 4. What are there plans for today? 5. What will they do the day after tomorrow? 6. What will Samantha do after she goes shopping? 7. Why does Tony want to relax? 8. What does Tony want to do before he takes a nap? Vocabulary Builder Synonyms What is a word(s) or expression with the same or similar meaning as the words below? Short sleep ____________________________ Next ____________________________ Take it easy ____________________________ Two days from today ____________________________ Antonyms What is a word or expression with the opposite meaning as the words below? Boring ____________________________ Go to sleep ____________________________ Yesterday ____________________________ Weekday ____________________________ Come ____________________________ Breakfast ____________________________ English Transcript Talking about Current and Future Plans Tony and Samantha are talking about what they are going to do on the weekend. It’s a three-day holiday weekend and they have some great plans! In this video you will improve your listening, vocabulary and your English ability to talk about the future, future plans, what you will do today and English vocabulary for common activities, sequence of events and schedules. Tony: Hey Tony, wake up. Samantha: Oh sorry Sam. Tony: What are your plans for today? Samantha: I don’t know yet. What do you want to do? I want to relax today because it’s a three-day weekend. Tony: I see. Good idea. Let’s have a barbeque and watch a movie. After that, I want to take a nap. Do you have any plans for tomorrow? Samantha: Tomorrow, let’s go shopping. After that, I’m going to exercise. And then, I’m going to make pizza for dinner. Tony: That sounds like fun. Do you have any plans for the day after tomorrow? Samantha: Shall we go to the park with the kids? Tony: Sounds great! Samantha: It’s going to be an awesome weekend.
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Talking about Hobbies | Starting a Conversation | Small Talk Beginner English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Watch this video in English and learn natural ways to ask questions about your interests. Free practice exercises below. Learn natural English expressions to ask questions about "hobbies." In English, we don't naturally use this word when asking people about what what they are interested in. Also learn English vocabulary to talk about how much you like to do something. Degrees of interests, for example, I love... I like... I don't mind. For more fun, videos and English visit our elearning website: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the following questions. 1. Does Tony like classic rock music? 2. How does Tony feel? 3. Why did Tony stay up late? 4. Does Tony like soccer? 5. Does Mindy like soccer? 6. What kind of music does Tony like? 7. What is Mindy into? 8. What did Tony do last night? Vocabulary Builder Synonyms What word(s) in the video have the same meaning as the words below? Really tired ____________________________ Interested in ____________________________ So so or It’s okay! ____________________________ Not very interested in ____________________________ Antonyms What word(s) in the video have the opposite meaning as the words below? Go to sleep ____________________________ Boring ____________________________ English Transcripts Talking about Interests – Starting a conversation Tony and Mindy talk about what they are interested in. It is NOT natural English to ask, “what are your hobbies?” It is more natural to ask questions like, “What are you into?” Or “What do you like to do for fun?” Or “What do you like to do on the weekends?” In this video you will learn how to ask and answer questions about things that you are interested in. Tony: Hi Mindy. How are you today? Mindy: I’m great thanks. How about you? Tony: I’m exhausted because I stayed up late last night. Mindy: I see. Why did you stay up late? Tony: I watched the lion’s game. Mindy: Sounds exciting. Do you like soccer? Tony: Yes I’m a big fan of soccer. How about you? Do you like soccer? Mindy: It’s okay, but I’m not really into it. Tony: I see. What do you like to do for fun? Mindy: I like yoga, reading and listening to music. Tony: Interesting! What kind of music do you like? Mindy: I’m into pop music. How about you? Tony: I don’t mind pop music, but I really love classic rock. Mindy: I like classic rock too.
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Halloween | Talking About Scary Things | Natural English Conversations
 
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An awesome tool for teaching and learning English to talk about fears, degrees of fears and what makes you fear things. What are YOU scared of? www.pocketpassport.com for free lesson plans, worksheets and LOTS more. For more information email us at: info@pocketpassport.com
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Expressing Preferences | Intermediate Conversation English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Improve your listening comprehension and vocabulary to talk about your preferences. Learn natural expressions to express what you prefer. Model the following natural English conversation and improve your fluency. English Transcripts Expressing Preferences Tony and Jessica have a conversation about things that they like, don’t like and things they like best. In this video, learn how to express things that you like and are not too crazy about. Tony: Did you try the chocolate cake? It’s absolutely delicious! Jessica: Yes, I did but I prefer vanilla cake. Tony: Really? You like vanilla more than chocolate? Jessica: Yeah, I don’t mind chocolate but vanilla is my favorite. Tony: I see. What do you like to drink? Do you like wine more than beer? Jessica: Definitely! Wine is healthier and it has fewer calories. Tony: Maybe, but it isn’t as refreshing as beer. Jessica: Yeah, but wine makes me feel really relaxed. Tony: How about music? Do you like this song? Jessica: Not at all. I’m not into dance music. Tony: Me neither, but I like it better than rap music. Jessica: Me too. I can’t stand rap music. Tony: So what kind of music do you like? Jessica: I’m a big fan of jazz. How about you? Tony: I like jazz too, but I am crazy about classic rock. Jessica: Yeah, classic rock isn’t bad.
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Small Talk, Travel English and Natural Conversations Review | High Beginner English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Subscribe to our channel! Continue watching our series! Review the first 8 videos of the upper beginner course. This is the first 8 videos all together! It is a great way to review the language and improve your listening by watching them all together.
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Asking for and Giving Advice | Small Talk | Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn natural expressions to ask for and give advice on something. Modals are important when suggesting someone to do something. Improve your vocabulary and understanding of when to use them naturally and effectively. For fun and interactive exercises, check out our elearning activities at: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Practice the conversation below with a friend by reading the transcripts below out loud. Or you can pause the video and shadow the character. Try to model the characters with the same intonation and fluency. Giving Advice Mindy is thinking about buying a new car and she doesn’t know what to buy. She asks Tony for some advice on what kind of car to buy. In this video, you will learn how to ask for and give advice to someone. Mindy: Hey Tony, do you mind if I ask you for some advice? Tony: Of course not. Please go ahead. Mindy: I’m thinking about buying a new car. What kind of car should I buy? Tony: Hmm… good question Mindy. What is your price range? Mindy: I don’t know. Something reasonable and nothing too crazy. Tony: Why do you want a new car? Mindy: My car is very old and it often breaks down. Tony: I see. How often do you drive? Mindy: Umm… I drive to work everyday and I go shopping at the mall on the weekend. Mindy: Is that all? Do you go anywhere else? Tony: I go to the gym three times a week. Mindy: I think you should buy a small, compact car. Tony: Really? What kind should I buy? Mindy: Have you seen the new Carbull models? Tony: No, I have never heard of them. Mindy: They are very reasonable and reliable. Why don’t you test drive one? Tony: Great, I will. Thanks for your advice Tony.
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Negotiating in English Part 2 | Business English | Idioms for business
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! This is the second half of the negotiation video Hard Bargain. Idioms, collocations and business expressions are difficult to use naturally. These videos put them into context so that you will sound natural. You will learn how to use the following vocabulary more naturally: Trim (a little bit) off, quote(d), discount, steep, fixed costs, out of our control, meet me halfway, doable, stumbling block, go to bat for (you) Continue improving your English skills with our fun and animated videos and interactive elearning exercises: www.powerstudy.jp Business English Scripts Shadow the characters and sound natural by modeling their intonation, tone and rhythm. Negotiating in English Part 2 Tony and Daniel continue their negotiations. Though Bill insists that he gave his lowest price he is convinced by Tony to come down a little more. Learn natural business English that will help you sound more natural in negotiations in this video. Frank: We might be able to trim a little bit off of what we quoted. How about an additional three percent discount? Tony: Thanks for being flexible, but we are hoping for something closer to twelve percent. Frank: That’s pretty steep. There are too many fixed costs that are out of our control. Tony: Can you meet me halfway at six percent? Frank: I think that’s doable if that’s the only stumbling block. Tony: I can’t make any promises but I will definitely go to bat for you. Frank: That’s all I can ask. Tony: Perfect! I hope to have more good news for you next week. I’ll be in touch soon. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. What does Tony tell Frank at the end of the conversation? 2. What does “steep” mean? 3. What is a “stumbling block?” 4. What things are out of Frank’s control?
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Describing your House | Beginner Conversation English | Everyday English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Watch and listen to this fun English video. Check your comprehension by answering the questions below. Learn vocabulary, expressions and improve your listening when talking about and describing your house with the free exercises below. Learn the different rooms in a house and things around the house in English. Check out our elearning activities: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Questions 1. Who planted the flowers at Samantha and Tony’s house? 2. What is Samantha doing in the kitchen? 3. Is Poppy’s room clean? 4. What is Samantha baking? 5. What do they often do in the backyard? 6. What is new in the living room? 7. What does Samantha need to do to the bathroom? 8. Which way do they turn to go to Tony’s office? Vocabulary Builder Antonyms What word(s) from the video have the opposite meaning of the words below? Free ____________________________ Down ____________________________ Clean ____________________________ Front yard ____________________________ Ugly ____________________________ Old ____________________________ Left ____________________________ First of all… Other Useful Vocabulary Toilet Washroom Sink Laundry room Balcony Dining room Spare room Garage Shed English Transcript Around the House (Showing someone around the house) In this video, Samantha shows Mindy around the house. You will learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about and explain rooms and things in your house. Samantha: Welcome to our house Mindy. Can I show you around? Mindy: Yes that would be great, thanks. Samantha: Well, this is our front yard. I love gardening. I planted all of these flowers myself. Mindy: Wow, they are beautiful. Samantha: Please go ahead. Okay, this is our living room and that is our new TV! Turn left here. This is our kitchen. Mindy: Mmm. Something smells delicious. Samantha: Thank you! I’m baking a cake now. Please turn right here. This is Tony’s office. He’s busy everyday. This is the bathroom. I’m sorry, I really need to clean it! Please go straight up the stairs. This is Poppy’s room. I’m sorry. It’s always messy. And finally this is our backyard. We often have barbeques. Mindy: You have a really beautiful house Samantha. Samantha: Thanks Mindy!
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Negotiating in English Part 1 | Business English | Hard Bargain
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! You will learn useful business English in this video: bid, conditions of proposal, come to terms, rock bottom, flexible. Learn how to use them naturally by watching and listening how they are used in a natural conversation. Improve your fluency and increase your vocabulary and expressions even more by practicing with our elearning activities. Shadow the natural business conversation below and sound more natural. It's important to also model the intonation and rhythm to sound more natural. Business English Transcripts Negotiating in English Part 1 Frank from Zenith calls Tony to discuss the proposal that he sent to him. He is hopeful that they can come to an agreement soon. Learn natural idioms in this video to negotiate in English. Tony: Hello, this is Tony speaking. Frank: Hi Tony, this is Frank from Zenith Corporation. Tony: Oh, hi Frank. Frank: I was wondering if you received our proposal for the job. Tony: Yes we did. We like most of the conditions of your proposal but we still need to come to terms on the price. Frank: We’ve already given you our rock bottom price. We are already being quite flexible. What are you thinking? Tony: Can you do better on what you have quoted us for labor? The price seems a little high. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. Why is Frank calling Tony? 2. Does Tony like the proposals that Frank sent him? 3. What do they still need to come to terms on? 4. What does Tony ask Frank to about the labor cost? 5. According to Frank, what has he already given Tony?
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Expressing Preferences | Talking about Food | Beginner Conversation English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Check your understanding by competing the exercises below. Listen and be able to understand the difference in English pronunciation between North American and British English. Increase your vocabulary to express likes, dislikes and preferences. Learn how to talk about what you like more (comparatives and superlatives). Expressing preferences is a very important skill to communicate in English. For fun and interactive elearning activities check out: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Watch the video and answer the following questions. 1. What kind of juice does Mindy like the best? 2. What does Mindy like on her pizza? 3. What does Tony like on his pizza? 4. What is Tony’s favorite kind of juice? 5. What kind of food do they sell in the store? (What does Mindy find in the store?) 6. What kind of food is Mindy crazy about? 7. Does Tony like tomato juice? 8. What do Tony and Mindy have in common? Vocabulary Builder Synonyms Watch the video and find a word(s) or expression with the same meaning as the following words. Really dislike something ____________________________ Someone who really likes sweet things ____________________________ Delicious ____________________________ Can’t stop doing something ____________________________ Antonyms Find a word(s) or expressions in the video with the opposite meaning of the following. Love ____________________________ The least ____________________________ Under ____________________________ Never ____________________________ Other Useful Vocabulary Convenient store Warm up (something) Receipt I don’t mind… English Transcript Expressing Preferences – Talking about food. (What is your favorite…?) Tony and Mindy enter the convenience store and discuss what kind of drinks they like and prefer. In this video you will learn key vocabulary to talk about things that you like, don’t like and things which you prefer (like more). You will start to practice comparatives and superlatives. Also pay attention to the difference in pronunciation of the word of “tomato” between North American English and British English. Mindy: What’s your favorite kind of juice. Tony: Hmm. I really like apple juice. How about you? Mindy: I like apple juice too, but I like grape juice the best. Tony: Do you like vegetable juice? Mindy: Yes, I love tomato juice. How about you? Tony: Tomato juice? I can’t stand tomato juice. No, I don’t like vegetable juice. Mindy: Look! They have pizza and hot dogs here. What do you like on your pizza? Tony: I love extra cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms. How about you? Mindy: I always get tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and corn on my pizza. Tony: Hmm. Sounds tasty. Do you have a sweet tooth? Mindy: Yes, I’m addicted to chocolate. Tony: Yes me too. Let’s have some now.
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Apologizing and Excusing yourself | Natural English Small Talk | Episode 1
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Learn vocabulary and expressions to apologize and excuse yourself. Sound more natural by watching the video, reading and modeling the script and increasing your vocabulary. Fun and interactive elearning exercises that will help you improve your English quickly: www.powerstudy.jp Shadow the following natural English conversation to improve your intonation and fluency. English Transcripts On the Train (Episode 1) As the train jolts, a man steps on Sophie’s toe. Sophie: Ouch! Man: Oh, I’m sorry. Did I hurt you? Sophie: Ow…ow! Man: I’m so sorry. I was shoved so hard I couldn’t keep my balance. Sophie: Oh no… my brand- new shoe! Man: A big scratch! Can I pay for your shoe? Sophie: Never min, it wasn’t your fault. Ow… Man: Can I do anything to help you? Sophie: Yes, please take your hand off my shoulder and leave me alone.
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How to Express Opinions | Comparing countries | Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! This natural conversation will help you learn how to use natural words and phrases in the right situations. Start and continue a conversation with friends asking quality and natural follow up questions to keep the conversation flowing. Improve your listening comprehension, sentence structure and grammar. Our elearning activities will get you results faster. Grammar, vocabulary building, reading and writing activities to help you reach your goal: www.pocketpassport.com Pause the video while following the scripts and reading aloud (shadowing) to improve your fluency and intonation to sound more natural. Natural English Transcripts Giving opinions: Where’s the best place to live Tony and Joey are outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Tony recently read that Sweden was voted the best place to live in the world. They offer their opinions on what they think was best. In this video, listen and learn natural ways to give and support your opinion on something. Tony: What a beautiful day. Did you know Sweden was voted the best place in the world to live? Joey: Sweden? I wonder why it was voted the number one place in the world to live. Tony: I read that it’s really safe and clean. Joey: I’ve never been to Sweden, but in my opinion Canada seems like the best place to live. Tony: What makes you think that? Joey: Well, first of all it’s also safe and clean like Sweden. There are lots of parks and nature. Tony: Yes, that’s true but it’s really cold. Joey: Yes, the winter is cold. The summertime is perfect. Tony: The price of living in Sweden is also reasonable compared to other countries in Europe. Joey: I think Canada is also pretty reasonable. Tony: Yes, I agree. I went there last year and the hotels and restaurants weren’t very expensive. Joey: Everybody is really friendly and outgoing as well. Tony: The food is quite tasty too. There is a great selection of International foods. Joey: I want to move to Canada someday!
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Fabulous Fall Plans | Natural English Conversations
 
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This video is perfect for learning or teaching English about the fall. For the full lesson plans, worksheets and other really cool and fun activities and material visit our site at: www.pocketpassport.com or email us: info@pocketpassport.com We would love to hear from you!
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Describing Things | Intermediate English | Natural Conversation English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! A very important skill to have is to be able to describe things in case you lose them. In this video, learn how to explain and describe what something looks like. English Transcripts Lost & Found: Describing something Samantha lost something while shopping and she needs to report it. She describes what she lost in detail to the security officer. Learn natural and useful vocabulary in this conversation to explain physical things. Samantha: Excuse me. Security: Yes, how may I help you? Samantha: Yes, I lost my purse. Security: Okay, what does it look like? Samantha: It’s black. It’s made of leather. Security: Is it a brand name purse? Samantha: Yes, it’s a Gucci bag. It has gold buckles. It’s about thirty centimeters long and forty-five centimeters wide. Security: Where did you lose it? Samantha: I think I forgot it in the dressing room when I was trying on a new blouse. Security: When was that? Samantha: It was about thirty-minutes ago. I just noticed it now. Security: What was inside? Samantha: My wallet, my credit cards and my car keys. Security: That’s terrible. Can you please fill out this form? If we find it, we will call you right away. Samantha: Thank you. My husband is going to kill me.
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Thanksgiving | What is Thanksgiving | English lesson | American Culture
 
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This fun and awesome animated video is a fantastic way to learn all about American Thanksgiving. Teach and learn how and when it started in a fun and meaningful way. Download the fun, animated worksheets and lesson plans by signing up free: www.pocketpassport.com For more information email us: info@pocketpassport.com
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English Grammar | Tag Questions | Fun Grammar Lessons
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Learn grammar the fun way! This video will teach you about tag questions with lots of fun, animated pictures and examples.
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Beginner Conversation English | Talking about Job Skills | English for Work
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! In this fun English video, you will learn natural English vocabulary and expressions to talk about things that you are good at. After watching the video do the FREE exercises below to practice adverbs of manner, asking and answering questions in English, testing your listening comprehension and more when talking about work and skills. For fun elearning exercises check out: www.pocketpassort.com Listening Comprehension Questions – Answer using full sentences. Watch the video and answer the questions below. 1. Is Mindy a hard worker? 2. Is Mindy punctual? 3. Does Mindy drive fast? 4. Can Mindy speak any other languages? 5. Does Mindy type slowly? 6. Does Mindy Speak another language? 7. Why is Mindy meeting with Tony? 8. How often is Mindy late? Vocabulary Builder Find the word with the opposite (antonym) meaning in the story. Fired ____________________________ Late (1) ____________________________ Slow ____________________________ Dangerously ____________________________ Terrible ____________________________ Bad ____________________________ Late (2)____________________________ Early ____________________________ Answer ____________________________ Lazy ____________________________ Other Useful Vocabulary Work overtime Work late (Different meaning from “work lately”) English Transcript Talking about Skills In this video, Tony meets Samantha. Samantha is applying for a job at Tony’s company. Tony interviews Samantha and asks her questions about what she is good at. You will learn important words for talking about what you are good at and briefly about short introductions. Tony: Please come in! Hi, I’m Tony McKay. Mindy: Hi, I’m Mindy Parks. Tony: It’s a pleasure to meet you. Mindy: It’s a pleasure to meet you too. Tony: Welcome Mindy. Thank you very much for coming today. Please have a seat. May I ask you some questions? Mindy: Yes of course. Tony: Are you good at typing? Mindy: Yes, I type very fast. Tony: I see. Are you a hard worker? Mindy: Yes, I work hard everyday. Tony: Okay, good! Can you speak Spanish? Mindy: Yes, I speak Spanish very fluently. Tony: That’s great. Are you a good driver? Mindy: Yes I drive safely. I never speed. Tony: Excellent. Do you have good computer skills? Mindy: Yes, I’m good with computers. Tony: I have one more question Mindy. Are you punctual? Mindy: Yes Tony. I always arrive to work on time. I’m never late. Tony: Great! You’re hired!
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Talking about the Internet in English | Social Media | High Intermediate Conversation English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes and LOTS MORE! Improve your conversation skills to talk about the internet. Increase your English vocabulary and idioms to talk in English about social media and the influence it has on kids. This is a high level conversation between two native English speakers talking about the internet and children. Keep motivated, inspired and make progress by completing the elearning exercises on www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Talking about the Internet & Social Media Samantha is worried about the kids. She goes into Tony’s office to talk about the internet, social media and computers with Tony. In this video, learn how expressions and vocabulary to talk about the internet. Samantha: Hey Tony, can I talk to you? Tony: Yes, of course Sam. What’s up? Samantha: Do you think we should limit the amount of time the kids spend surfing the internet? Tony: Hmm. Good question. Part of says yes and the other part of me says no. Why are you bringing it up? Samantha: Well I’m just worried about all of the stuff that I’m seeing on the news about all of the crime and violence brought about from information on the internet. Tony: Well we definitely need to keep an eye on the sites that they are browsing. Samantha: I always look at the browsing history but you know there are many ways to delete that. Tony: Yes, I know. We just need to keep raising them the way that we are. As long as we teach them right from wrong they will be okay. Samantha: Maybe you’re right. I’m just worried that some of the kids at school will negatively influence them. Tony: I know what you mean but I think they will be okay. I there is so much that they can learn using the internet. There’s really so much information out there. Samantha: A lot of it is bad though Tony. Tony: Don’t be so optimistic Samantha. Look at the bright side of things sometimes. Samantha: You’re right. I have just been watching too much news recently. Tony: You are a great Mom. I think we are good parents who are doing a great job raising our kids in a crazy world. Samantha: I suppose you are right. I guess I am just over reacting aren’t I? Tony: Yes, everything is okay in moderation. I’ll go check up on the kids now. I’m sure that everything is just fine.
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Talking about Time in English | Beginner Conversation English | Telling Time
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Talk about time in English and understand the difference between sleep in and oversleep. Practice vocabulary and check your listening skills by completing the exercises below. Learn natural beginner English by watching fun animated videos. You will also learn beginner vocabulary for talking about plans in the future. For fun and interactive elearning activities go to our elearning site: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the following questions. 1. What does Tony ask Samantha to do? 2. What time does Tony need to wake up at? 3. What time is it now? 4. Why does Tony need to wake up early? 5. Where is Tony’s meeting? 6. What will Tony do to arrive on time? 7. How far away is Bob’s office? 8. What time is it now (in the video)? Vocabulary Builder Antonyms What word(s) in the video have the opposite meaning as the words below? Later ____________________________ Sleep in ____________________________ Early ____________________________ Evening ____________________________ Slow down ____________________________ English Transcripts What time is it? Telling Time Tony and Samantha are getting ready to go to bed. Tony has to wake up early so he asks Samantha to wake him up. Samantha sets the alarm but Jack sleeps through the alarm and doesn’t wake up. In this video you will learn how to talk about time and plans. Tony: What time is it now? Samantha: (Yawn) It’s midnight. Tony: Okay, please wake me up at six-o’clock. Samantha: Wow, why will you wake up so early? Tony: I have a meeting tomorrow morning. Samantha: What time is your meeting? Tony: My meeting is at nine-o’clock. Samantha: Well why are you waking up so early? Tony: The meeting is at Bob’s office. It is an hour and a half from here. What time is it? Samantha: It’s seven ten. Tony: I’m going to be late for my meeting. Why didn’t you set the alarm? Samantha: I did, but you didn’t wake up. Hurry up! Now you will have to drive fast
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Polite English for Dining out | Beginner Conversation English | Table Manners
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! After watching the video answer the questions below to check your listening comprehension and vocabulary skills. Learn natural beginner English to politely ask for/request things at the dinner table. In this video you will learn beginner English to talk about food that you like, how to give basic compliments to people and useful beginner English for good table manners. Check out our fun elearning activities: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the questions below. 1. What does Tony ask Mindy to pass him? 2. What does Samantha offer Mindy? 3. Does Mindy like sweets? 4. What did Samantha make for dessert? 5. Does Tony like spicy food? 6. Does Mindy like Samantha’s cooking? 7. Does Mindy like spicy food? 8. How many kinds of cake do they have? Vocabulary Builder Synonyms What word(s) in the video have the opposite meaning as the words below? Really full ____________________________ Happy ____________________________ Antonyms What word(s) in the video have the opposite meaning as the words below? Starving ____________________________ Hate ____________________________ Terrible ____________________________ A little ____________________________ Not looking forward to ____________________________ Ugly ____________________________ English Transcript Talking about food: Table Manners Mindy has dinner with Jack and Samantha. They talk about the meal and what kind of foods they like. In this video, you will learn useful English to give basic compliments, basic table manners for requesting something at the table, and natural beginner English for talking about food. Mindy: Ah, she’s so cute! This meal is really incredible. You’re a great cook Samantha. Samantha: Thanks Mindy. I’m glad you like it. Tony: Can you please pass me the hot sauce? Mindy: Yes, here you are Tony. Tony: Thanks Mindy. Samantha: Would you like some salad Mindy? Mindy: Yes, please. Samantha: Please help yourself. Mindy: Thank you very much. Samantha: Oh! I ate a lot. I’m stuffed. So do you like spicy food Mindy? Mindy: Yes, I do. I love spicy food. Samantha: Do you like sweets? Mindy: Yes I’m crazy about sweets. Samantha: That’s great to hear because we have two kinds of chocolate cake for dessert. Mindy: Wow, I’m so excited. I can’t wait.
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Speaking about Physical Appearance | Conversation English | Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn important and natural vocabulary to explain and describe someone's appearance. This video will show you how to use the expressions in a real conversation. For more fun, animated and interactive videos and exercises check out: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Describing Someone Tony and Samantha are relaxing in the living room. They were invited for dinner to a friend’s house and Samantha is trying to help Tony remember the people who invited them. Learn very useful vocabulary to describe someone’s appearance. Samantha: Do you remember George Hawkins? Tony: George Hawkins? That name sounds familiar. What does he look like? Samantha: He’s really tall. He’s about six feet, four inches tall. He has short black hair. He is a little bit overweight. He sometime wears glasses and he dresses very well. He usually wears a suit. That name rings a bell, but I can’t picture him. Tony: That name rings a bell, but I can’t picture him. Samantha: You met him last year at the Christmas party. Tony: I’m sorry I don’t remember him. Samantha: His wife’s name is Jessica. She’s kind of short. She has long blond hair; she’s very thin and very stylish. Tony: Oh yes, of course I remember her. I was talking with her at Bill’s birthday party. Samantha: They invited us for dinner next week.
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Describe a Traffic Accident | High Intermediate Conversation English | Driving
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn natural vocabulary to explain driving and getting in a car accident. Vocabulary to explain basic injuries and methods of driving. Also expressions to express your feelings after something bad happens. Continue to improve your stock of vocabulary and expressions to sound more natural by trying out our library of elearning exercises at: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Watch the video, pause it and repeat what they are saying. This is a really great and fun video to practice your intonation. Describing a Traffic Accident Samantha is in a traffic accident. She is at the scene and talking over what happened with the car that ran into her. She is very, very upset and a little injured. Learn natural vocabulary to talk about driving and getting in a traffic accident. Samantha: It’s all your fault. Jim: Yes, I am really sorry. I think I was speeding. Samantha: Yes, you were driving like a maniac. Jim: I fell asleep at the wheel. Samantha: You are a terrible driver. I can’t believe you ran into me. Jim: Are you okay? Samantha: No, I’m not. My neck is killing me and I have a huge cut on my arm. Jim: Did you call the police? Samantha: No, I didn’t. I’m still in shock. Look at my car. Jim: It’s all my fault. I slammed on the breaks but it was too late. Samantha: Yes it was definitely too late. My car is demolished. Jim: Don’t worry, I have insurance. That will cover everything. Samantha: There’s massive damage to my bumper. Jim: It will all be taken care of I promise. It will all be fixed. Samantha: My husband will be fuming. Jim: I’m so sorry. This is the worst day of my life. Samantha: The worst day of your life? My car is totaled and my husband is going to divorce me. Jim: Please, forgive me!
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Greeting Guests in English | Native English Conversations | Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Improve your listening comprehension by watching this fun video animated video. Learn natural vocabulary to meet and greet guests and make small talk. Make your international guests feel welcome by increasing your vocabulary and expressions. Continue expanding your vocabulary when talking to International guest with our elearning exercises: www.pocketpassport.com Watch the video while allowing the transcripts in English below. Pause the video and repeat what the characters say. Shadowing will help you improve your fluency. English Transcripts Greeting Guests Jack is taking a nap. Jack Aranda knocks on the door and wakes him up. Jack has arrived from New York to meet with Jack to discuss business. Learn useful and natural English to welcome and greet someone you don’t know. Also, learn some common small talk. Tony: Come in, come in! You must be Jack Aranda. I’ve been expecting you. I’m Tony McKay. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Jack: Jack Aranda. It’s nice to meet you too. Tony: Please have a seat. So how was your flight? Jack: It was terrible. I was stuck in Detroit overnight because of terrible weather. You’re kidding. That’s a shame. Tony: So when did you get in? Jack: I just landed about an hour ago. Tony: Wow, you must be exhausted. Jack: Yeah, a little but I’m hanging in there. Tony: Jack, thanks again for coming all the way from New York. Jack: Thanks for agreeing to meet me. Tony: Would you like a cup of coffee or something to drink? Jack: No, I’m okay thanks. Tony: Actually, it’s lunchtime. Let’s grab a bite to eat. Jack: Sounds good. We can get to know each other better over lunch.
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Halloween | What is Halloween? | Western Culture
 
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Learn how to explain Halloween. A great video to teach and learn vocabulary and expressions to explain Halloween in America. FREE lesson plans, worksheets and other really cool stuff: Sign up FREE at: www.pocketpassport.com Mail us for more information at: info@pocketpassport.com
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Halloween | Making Halloween Plans | ESL Natural English Conversations
 
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A great resource for teaching vocabulary and expressions to talk about Halloween. For the full lesson plan sign up FREE: www.pocketpassport.com Email us for more information: info@pocketpassport.com
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Travel English On an Airplane | English Conversation | Learn English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Expand your English vocabulary even more to improve your travel English. This video will help improve your listening comprehension to ask and answer questions on the airplane in English. Travel with confidence after practicing and improving your English skills. English Transcripts - Read, follow and improve your English fluency while listening and watching the video. On the Airplane: Ordering and requesting things Announcement:Ladies and gentlemen, we are ready for departure. Flight attendants please take a seat. Flight attendant: Excuse me sir. Can you please put all phones and mobile devices away? We are preparing for takeoff. Tony: Yes, I’m sorry. Flight attendant: Also. Please fasten your seatbelt. Would you like the chicken or the fish? Tony: I’ll take the chicken please. Flight attendant: And can I get you something to drink? Tony: Yes, I’ll have a coke please. Flight attendant: Yes, sir. Here you are. Is there anything else that I can get you? Tony: No thanks!
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Reporting a Traffic Accident | Intermediate Conversation English | Driving a Car
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! You never know when you might get into a traffic accident. This video will teach you a natural conversation between a police officer and someone who is involved in a traffic accident. Learn important expressions and phrases to talk about driving and accidents. Increase your vocabulary and expressions, fluency and overall conversation ability by competing our elearning exercises. English Transcripts Reporting a Traffic Accident Police Officer: Can I see your license and registration? Samantha: Yes, of course. Here you are. Police Officer: Thank you ma’am. How much damage is there to your car? Samantha: Just look at it. It’s a write off. There’s no way I will be able to fix it. Police Officer: What happened? Samantha: Well, the light turned green, so I started to drive. Police Officer: And then what happened? Samantha: And then he ran the red light and started driving on the wrong side of the road. Police Officer: Was he speeding? Samantha: Absolutely! He was flying. Police Officer: And how fast were you driving? Samantha: I was driving the speed limit of course. Police Officer: Do you know what the speed limit is here? Samantha: It’s fifty kilometers per hour. Police Officer: No, it isn’t. This is a school crossing and the speed limit is fifty kilometers per hour. That means you were driving thirty kilometers over the speed limit. Samantha: Oh my goodness. I had no idea. My husband is going to kill me.
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Talking about Life, Marriage, Relationships | Conversation English | High Intermediate English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes and LOTS MORE! Everyday people have trouble in relationships. This is a very common topic in English conversation. Follow a natural conversation between two native speakers about relationships, marriage, children and divorce. Learn new idioms and expressions to have a conversation in English and sound more natural. Great, fun, interactive exercises: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Talking about Social Issues Tony and Samantha are relaxing at home and having a conversation about some news. They are both a little surprised and concerned, but also optimistic. Learn natural phrases and expressions to talk about social issues. Samantha: Hey, did you hear the news Tony? Tony: No, what’s up? Samantha: Debbie and Brad Snyder got divorced. Tony: You’re kidding? That’s terrible news. They were the model couple. Samantha: Yes, I couldn’t believe my ears. It’s real shame, isn’t it? Tony: Well it shows you that not everything is what it seems. Samantha: Yes, it sure does. Those poor kids must be devastated. Tony: They will be okay. Kids always rebound. Samantha: I suppose you are right. Their kids are really well behaved. They are always really respectful. Tony: Yes, they really are. They have done a great job raising those kids. When did you hear that? Samantha: Janet told me a couple of days ago. They’ve been separated for a while now. Tony: Wow, I never would have guessed it. I bumped into Brad a couple of months ago, but he never mentioned a thing. Samantha: Yes, they tried to work it out for a while. They were going to counseling for months. Tony: What a bummer. I guess they just couldn’t agree to disagree on some things. Samantha: No, I guess not. Well as they say, I guess there are a lot of fish in the sea, right? Tony: Yes, I hope they both find someone new and it all works out
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Natural English Small Talk | Weather and Feelings | Episode 19
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Improve your listening skills and learn natural English to talk about the weather and feelings. Answer the questions at the end of the video. The questions and answers are also below. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. What is Sachiyo sick and tired of? 2. What is something that you can’t change? 3. What did Sachiyo have to cancel? 4. What does gloomy mean? 5. How does Chuck feel about the rain? Transcripts It’s raining outside and Sachiyo can’t stand the rain. Sachiyo: I’m sick and tired of this rain everyday. Chuck: Don’t look so unhappy. The weather is something that you can’t change. Sachiyo: I had to cancel two trips because of this rain. Chuck: That’s too bad. I can tell you how to be happy in spite of the weather. Sachiyo: No one could be happy on such a gloomy day. Chuck: Do I ever look sad? The rain never bothers me. Sachiyo: How is that possible? Chuck: I’ve learned to love the rain. Answers 1. She’s sick and tired of the rain. 2. You can’t change the weather. 3. She had to cancel two of her trips. 4. Sad, gray and depressing. 5. Chuck loves the rain.
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Talking about Fall | Fun English | Natural Conversations
 
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Learn useful vocabulary and expressions to talk about fall season. Improve listening skills and sound natural! A great resource for learning or teaching English. Free worksheets and lots of incredible resources: www.pocketpassport.com email us anytime for more information: info@pocketpassport.com
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Stereotypes & Generalizations | High Intermediate English | Natural Conversation English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes and LOTS MORE! When traveling to any country in the world, people often encounter a number of different stereotypes and generalizations. In this video, listen for and identify the different stereotypes that the Japanese businessman makes about Americans. Also learn how to deal with them in a polite way like the American does in the video. Learn more expressions and vocabulary and improve your listening: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Stereotypes & Generalizations Americans and people from countries all over the world experience stereotypes and generalizations about a number of different things and issues. Tony is in Japan on a business trip when a Japanese businessman approaches him and tries to start a conversation. This video teaches many of the common generalizations and stereotypes that Western people encounter when in Japan. Salary man: Same suits. Same suits. Tony: Oh, yes. We are wearing the same suit. Salary man: You are American. Tony: Actually, yes I am. Salary man: Where do you come from? Tony: I’m from California. Salary man: I see. Do you like hamburger? Tony: Sure. I like hamburgers. Salary man: Can you eat using chopsticks? Tony: Uuum, Yes, I can eat with chopsticks. Salary man: What are your hobbies? Tony: Well, I’m really into soccer and traveling. Salary man: Oh, I see. How many gun do you have? Tony: Pardon me? Salary man: Gun. How many do you have? Tony: I don’t own any guns. Salary man: Oh, I see. You own MANY guns. How many people are in your family? Tony: What do you mean? Salary man: How many. People. Are. In. your family? Tony: Um. I have. I’m married with three children. Salary man: I see. Are you a safety driver? Tony: Yes, I’m a safety driver. Salary man: How do you enjoying Japan? Tony: I really love Japan. Actually, the weather is perfect right now. Salary man: Yes, Japan has four seasons. Tony: Four seasons? Salary man:Can you eat raw fish? Tony: Ah, yes. I like raw fish. Salary man: It was really nice to meet you, but sorry I have to fly. Tony: Fly. So he is not like sushi. He go to eat hamburger and fry potato.
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Complaining in English | Business English | Everyday English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Improve your listening comprehension and vocabulary for business English. Answer the questions below to check your understanding of common English used for making complaints. Bob has some problems, questions and complaints about his computer. Watch the video and answer the listening comprehension questions below to check your understanding of the video. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. What’s the problem? 2. When did he buy his computer? 3. When was he sending some mails from the bath? 4. What did he notice on the screen when he bought the computer? 5. What does he do for a living? 6. What did he ask the salesman? 7. What language is the manual in? 8. Why didn't he take the computer in to get checked? 9. Does he have any proof that there was a scratch on the screen? 10. What was he doing when the computer stopped working completely? 11. What does he want to know about the warranty? 12. How often does he use his computer? Transcripts Excuse me. Transcript I was wondering if you could help me. I’m having some problems with my computer. I bought it about three months ago, but it stopped working. This is a big problem, because I work in IT and I use my computer everyday. So I have a few complaints actually. I’ve tried to fix the problem by checking the manual, but it’s only in Spanish. I specifically asked the salesman if English instructions were included before I bought it. He said, “Yes” they were included. Are they missing or was the salesman mistaken? Also, when I got the computer I noticed that there was a scratch on the screen. I took a picture of the scratch just in case, but I continued using the computer because I didn't have any free time to come back. Anyways, like I said before. The computer has completely stopped working. I was sending some emails in the bath yesterday and now it won’t turn on. I want to know what you can do for me. Is this problem covered under the warranty? Please respond as soon as possible.
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Explaining things | Chocolate | Presentation English | Natural English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Chocolate Learn how to describe something in English using natural intonation and rhythm perfect for giving an English presentation. Tell someone interesting facts about chocolate or anything else as you will learn key expressions to get someone’s attention when telling them facts. Keep motivated and get results by doing our elearning exercises on our website. www.powerstudy.jp English Transcripts Hello my name is Eric MacKenzie. I am from Chicago in the USA. I’m crazy about chocolate, so today I am going to tell you some things facts about chocolate. Did you know… it takes about 400 cacao beans to make only one pound of chocolate. Wow! That’s a lot of beans. Every second Americans collectively eat over one-hundred pounds of chocolate. Imagine that! One hundred pounds of chocolate. Every second! Can you guess what the world’s Can you imagine what the world’s largest chocolate bar weighed? Five thousand, seven hundred and ninety-two kilograms. Oh my! That’s a massive chocolate bar. Let me see… did you know that eating dark chocolate everyday reduces your chance of heart disease by one-third? You see, chocolate can be healthy too. But please, please be careful. If you feed chocolate to your dog or cat they can get really sick and even die. That’s all for today. See you next time.
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Apologizing | English Writing Activity | Natural English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Watch the video, answer the questions and write a letter of apology!
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Describing your Vacation | Natural Conversation English | Improve your English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Speak in the past tense in English, learn the past tense for verbs and improve your listening comprehensions for answering questions. Also, learn how to ask natural questions in English about someone's vacation. Conjugate more verbs in the past tense, improve your listening and grammar by completing our interactive elearning activities: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Describing your Vacation Tony just got back from New York city and Samantha wants to know all about it. She asks him many questions about his trip. Learn natural and logical follow up questions to ask about somebody’s trip. Samantha: How was your trip? Tony: It was really fun. Samantha: How was the weather? Tony: The weather was beautiful. It was warm and sunny everyday. Samantha: How were the people? Tony: The people were very friendly and helpful. Samantha: What did you do? Tony: I had some meetings, I ate at some delicious restaurants and I did some sightseeing. Samantha: How was the hotel? Tony: The hotel was very nice. The service was great. Samantha: I see! How was the food? Tony: The food was amazing. I ate many different kinds of food. Samantha: Was it expensive? Tony: I think it was reasonable. I didn’t spend too much money. Samantha: Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation!
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Invitations in English | Natural Conversation English | Beginner English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Improve your listening by watching our fun English videos. In this video learn vocabulary and expressions for inviting and accepting invitations in English. The FREE exercises below will help you increase vocabulary and check your English listening skills. Learn how to ask someone on a date. Also, learn to ask basic natural English questions about preferences for food and make a plan in English. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. When does Tony invite Mindy over for dinner? 2. Should Mindy bring anything to Tony’s house for dinner? 3. What kind of food will they eat? 4. What time will Mindy go to Tony’s house? 5. What day will Mindy go to Tony’s house? 6. What does Tony ask Mindy? 7. Why does Tony want Mindy to go for dinner at his house? 8. Does Mindy like Mexican food? Vocabulary Builder What word in the video has the opposite meaning of the words below? Nothing ____________________________ Can’t stand ____________________________ No way! ____________________________ Weekday ____________________________ Terrible ____________________________ Take ____________________________ Breakfast ____________________________ Fire ____________________________ English Transcripts Making and Accepting Invitations In this video Tony invites one of his new employees over for dinner. In this video you will learn important natural vocabulary and expressions to make and accept invitations. You will also learn how to make plans, ask basic questions about preferences and how to react and respond naturally. Tony: So how do you like working at Global Exports? Mindy: It’s great Tony. Thanks again for hiring me. Tony: I was wondering, would you like to come over for dinner sometime? I want you to meet my family. Mindy: That sounds great Tony. Tony: How about this weekend? Are you free on Sunday? Mindy: Absolutely! What time? Tony: Is five-o’clock okay? Mindy: That sounds wonderful. Tony: Do you like Mexican food? Mindy: Yes, I love it. Tony: Great, let’s have Mexican! Mindy: Sounds great! Should I bring anything? Tony: No, we will take care of everything. Mindy: Thank you so much for inviting me.
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Fall Fun | Seasonal ESL Conversations | Natural English
 
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This fun animated video will teach you useful vocabulary and expressions to explain fall. A fantastic tool for ESL teaching or learning. Want the FREE lesson plan, MP3, worksheets and other awesome materials? www.pocketpassport.com info@pocketpassport.com
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Talk about Work | Beginner Conversation English | Job Likes and Dislikes
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn how to talk about what you like and don't like at your job using natural beginner English. Exercises below to improve your English vocabulary and listening skills. Improve your listening comprehension to understand common questions about your job in English. Improve your vocabulary for communicating in English about common topics when talking about work. Also learn native English ways to react and practice by pausing and shadowing what the characters say. Fun and interactive exercises for students of every level at: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the questions below. 1. What are Tony and Samantha talking about? 2. How does Samantha feel about the principal? 3. What doesn't Samantha like about her job? 4. How does Samantha feel about working overtime? 5. What doesn’t she mind doing? 6. How does Samantha feel about her co-workers? 7. Does Samantha like teaching? 8. Do you think Samantha likes her job? Vocabulary Builder Synonyms What is a word from the video with the same meaning as the words below? Get ready for … ____________________________ Work ____________________________ So so ____________________________ Work extra hours ____________________________ Content with ____________________________ Antonyms What is a word with the opposite meaning as the words below? Go to bed ____________________________ Easy-going ____________________________ Boring ____________________________ Hate ____________________________ Other Useful Vocabulary Overwork Work hard/hard worker Colleagues Job satisfaction Company Department Supervisor English Transcripts Talk about your job Likes and Dislikes Tony asks Samantha what she likes and dislikes about her job. Samantha explains to Tony what is good and bad about her job and also tells Tony why. This video will help you talk about your job and explain things that you like and dislike about your job. Tony: Do you like your job Samantha? Samantha: I like many things about my job, but there are some things that I don’t like? Tony: What do you like about your job? Samantha: I like my co-workers and I don’t mind preparing for my classes. I love to teach my students and I even like to correct homework and assignments. Tony: Hmm. Very interesting! What don’t you like about your job? Samantha: I don’t like to work overtime. I don’t like it when my students misbehave. I don’t like waking up early. And sometimes I don’t like my boss. Our principal Mr.Scott is very strict, but sometimes he’s very helpful too. Tony: It sounds like overall you are happy with your job.
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Beginner Conversation English | Introductions in English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Improve your listening and learn how to introduce yourself naturally. In this video you will learn important and natural expressions to introduce yourself in English. Learn vocabulary how to talk about your family and interests.Improve your English vocabulary, expressions and listening comprehension and sound like a native speaker by doing the FREE exercises below. The dialogues are at natural speed. Learn English in a fun way! Read the full dialogue below. For elearning exercises check out our website: www.pocketpassport.com Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the following questions. 1. Is Tony Married? 2. How many children does Tony have? 3. How old is his youngest son? 4. How old is Tony’s daughter? 5. How old is his oldest son? 6. Where does Tony live? 7. Is Tony’s house near the studio? 8. What is Tony’s wife’s name? Vocabulary Builder Find the word with the opposite (antonym) meaning in the video. Oldest ____________________ Divorced ____________________ Far ____________________ Husband ____________________ Daughter ____________________ Mother ____________________ Free time ____________________ Vocabulary Practice Fill in the blanks with words from the text. I ____________________ in New York. How ____________________ are you? I have one brother. I am the ____________________ in the family. My Brother is two years younger than me. The store is very ____________________ to here. It’s a five-minute walk. Other Useful Vocabulary Aunt - Uncle Grandmother – Grandfather Sister - Brother Niece - Nephew Cousin Siblings Transcript Beginner English Introductions In this video, Tony appears on a talk show with host talk show host Alex. Tony answers many introductory questions about his life including about his family, where he lives and what he is interesting in. Alex: Good evening everyone! I would like to introduce our very special guest today Mr.Tony McKay. Welcome Tony! Tony: Thank you, thank you! Hello everyone! Hello Alex! Alex: Hello Tony! Thank you very much for coming today. I want to start by asking you some questions about yourself. Tony: No problem. Please go ahead. Alex: Well first of all, where do you live? Tony: I live in Los Angeles. I live very close to here. Alex: Are you married? Tony: Yes I am. My wife’s name is Samantha. Alex: I see. Do you have any children? Tony: Yes, I have three children. Their name’s are Junior, Poppy and Philip. Alex: How old are they? Tony: My oldest son Philip is seven. My daughter Poppy is five and my youngest son Junior is three. Alex: Wow! You are a busy father! Tony: Haha! Yes, I am.
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Describing Pets & Animals | Intermediate English | Natural Conversation English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Listen to and understand Australian English. Improve your listening comprehension when talking about and describing pets. This video contains natural words and expressions to describe pets and animals. Keep motivated and inspired with our English elearning system: www.pocketpassport.com English Transcripts Follow along while watching the video to improve your listening comprehension, fluency, intonation and pronunciation. Pause the video, take turns with a friend or practice by yourself. Describing Pets & Animals The reason Jack came all the way from New York city… to give a presentation. Jack gives a short presentation about his company and what they sell. Jack and Mindy ask a couple of follow up questions. In this video, learn adjectives and expressions to describe pets. Jack: Are you ready? Tony: Yes Jack please go ahead. Jack: Okay. Our company is called, “Kare Bears.” We export koala’s. Everyone wants a pet these days. Many people get cats and dogs. Everyone loves koalas. They are cute, cuddly and really friendly. Best of all, they are great pets too. Kids love to hug koala’s and koala’s love to be hugged. It’s a win, win for everyone. Koala’s are also great pets because they are easy to take care of. They eat leaves and drink water. Koala’s are nocturnal. They are awake at night and sleep during the day. They sleep for eighteen to twenty hours per day. Koala’s live in tall forests and low woodlands. They are from mainland Eastern Australia. Do you have any questions? Mindy: Yes I do. Where do they sleep? Jack: Good question Mindy. They sleep in trees. A tree is included with your purchase. Tony: How much are they? Jack: They are only seven thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars. Please allow four to six weeks delivery.
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Describing a Past Event | Beginner Conversation English | Past Tense
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Improve your ability to understand and speak in the past tense in English. Listen to a natural English conversation between two people talking about an event in the past. Check your understanding by doing the exercises below. Improve your English to describe a past event. Increase your fluency, English intonation and pronunciation also by listening to the video and reading/following the transcript below. Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the questions below. 1. What sport does Tony and Joey like? 2. What did Tony do recently? 3. Where did Tony go after the game? 4. Did Tony meet any players after the game? 5. What did Tony buy at the game? 6. When did Tony go to the game? 7. What did the soccer player Vince Brown do for Tony after the game? 8. What did Tony eat after the game? 9. What did Tony drink after the game? 10. Who won the soccer game? Vocabulary Builder Antonyms What word or expression in the video has the opposite meaning as the words below? Win ___________________________ Terrible ___________________________ Tiny ___________________________ Sell ___________________________ Before ___________________________ Boring ___________________________ That’s great! ___________________________ Forgettable ___________________________ Synonyms What is a word or expression from the video with the same meaning as below? Something that you buy to remember something ___________________________ What do you like to do for fun? ___________________________ Football (British English) ___________________________ Something that is a very good experience ___________________________ Past Tense What is the past tense of the following words? Lose Meet Have Is Go Buy See Eat Win Drink Practice conjugating more verbs in English with fun and interactive elearning activities: www.powerstudy.jp English Transcripts Talking about your Day – Past Tense Tony and Joey are “catching up.” They are talking about what they have been doing recently. Tony recently went to a soccer match and is telling Joey all about it. Joey is jealous! In this video you will listen to and understand natural reactions and natural English intonation. You will also listen to a dialogue in the past tense and learn expressions and vocabulary for talking about a past event. Tony: Are you still into soccer Joey? Joey: Yes, I love it. How about you? Tony: Yes, I’m a huge fan of the Lions. I went to a game a few days ago. Joey: Really? How was it? Tony: It was fun, but the Lions lost. Joey: Oh, that’s too bad. Did you buy any souvenirs? Tony: Yes, I bought a Lions shirt. Joey: That’s cool! Did you meet any of the players? Tony: Yes, actually I met Vince Brown after the game. He signed my shirt. Joey: Wow, that’s great! What did you do after the game? Tony: I went to Friendly’s bar. I had some chicken wings and drank some beer. Joey: It sounds like you had a great time. Tony: Yes, it was a very memorable night. Joey: Maybe I saw you on TV.
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English Business Meetings | Idioms and Expressions for Meetings |
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets and LOTS MORE! Watch the full video for Business Meetings in English. Learn useful and practical business English to lead and participate in meetings in English. English for Business Meetings Tony: Tim and Melinda are running late. But we have a lot to get through so we should get started. Jason, can you please take the minutes today? Jason: Yes, of course Tony. No Problem. Tony: Thanks. Okay, let’s get the ball rolling. First on the Agenda today. Carrie, can you please give us an update on the marketing strategy for our new beverage Ginger Cola? Carrie: Yes, Tony. Well, we have decided to pitch the new ginger Cola as a health and energy drink. Tony: Fantastic! I think this is will be our next big hit. There is no reason that it shouldn’t be a winner. It tastes great. And it’s healthy. It has very low calories and it is great for working out. Let’s make this happen team. Part 2 Where are we with the advertising and promotion strategy? Carrie: We still have a few things to work out, but we are planning to have a power hitter from the Japan baseball league as a celebrity endorsement. Tony: Great idea. Well let’s set aside more time at the next meeting for a more in depth look at what you have planned. Of course that’s really important, but we have a lot to cover in today’s meeting. Carrie: Okay Tony. I will be ready to present to everyone then. Tony: Let’s move on to the next topic. I have sent around an action list for each of you to take a look at. It includes a look at the following calls to action that we need to address for the upcoming charity Walkathon. Let’s take a few moments and go over everyone’s role. This is extremely important for us. We need to give back to the community. Listening Comprehension Questions Part 1 1. Who is running late? 2. What is Jason responsible for at the meeting? 3. What is first on the agenda? 4. What will Carrie update everyone on? 5. What flavor is the new beverage? 6. What kind of drink is it? 7. Does Tony think that the new Ginger Cola will be successful? 8. How does Tony describe the new drink? Answers Part 1 1. Tim and Melinda are running late. 2. He’s responsible for taking the minutes. 3. The new Ginger Cola beverage. 4. She will update everyone on the sales and marketing strategy. 5. The new beverage is Ginger Cola. 6. It’s a health and energy drink. 7. Yes, he thinks that it will be a big hit. 8. It’s a healthy drink with low calories and it’s great for working out. Vocabulary Running late Get through Get started Take the minutes Let’s get the ball rolling. Agenda Update Pitch Big hit Work out Listening Comprehension Questions Part 2 1. Is the advertising and promotion strategy complete? 2. Who will they have to endorse the energy drink? 3. When will they discuss the advertising strategy in more detail? 4. Why do they move on to the next item on the agenda? 5. What does the action list that Tony hands out include? 6. According to Tony, why is the Walkathon very important for them? Answers Part 2 1. There are a few more things to work out. 2. They will have a celebrity baseball player endorse it. 3. They will discuss it at the next meeting. 4. They move on because there is a lot to get through. 5. It includes calls to action that need to be addressed for the charity walkathon. 6. It’s important because they need to give back to the community. Vocabulary Strategy Work things out Set aside celebrity endorsement In depth Cover Move on Action list Calls to action Upcoming Go over Role Give back to
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Making a Dinner Reservation | Beginner Conversation English | Travel English
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes, gamification and LOTS MORE! Learn how to make dinner reservations in English. In this fun video, you will learn important and natural vocabulary and expressions to make a reservation in English. You will learn vocabulary to request a time, day and for the number of people. Answer the listening and vocabulary building question below after watching the video. You will also practice correcting someone. listen to the video and read the transcript. Shadow what the characters are saying to improve your English fluency and English pronunciation. Listening Comprehension Questions Watch the video and answer the questions below. 1. Why does Joey call Chili’s? 2. What time does Joey make the reservation for? 3. What day does Joey make the reservation for? 4. How many people does Joey make the reservation for? 5. What mistake does the restaurant staff make? 6. What is the name of the restaurant that Joey makes a reservation at? Fill in the blanks I would like to make a ___________________________ for tomorrow please? Can I make a reservation for three ___________________________ ? My ___________________________ is Bob Thornton. Can I make a reservation for three ___________________________ ? I’d like to make a ___________________________ reservation. Other Useful Vocabulary Days of the month 1 – first 2 – second 3 - third 4 – fourth 5 - fifth 6 – sixth 7 – seventh 8 – eighth 9 – ninth 10 – tenth 21 – twenty-first When making a reservation cancel change breakfast lunch ma’am phone number English Transcripts Making a Dinner Reservation Tony and Joey will have dinner together. They agreed to have dinner at Chilli’s. Joey will call the restaurant to make a dinner reservation. In this video you will learn natural English to make a dinner reservation. Restaurant staff: This is Chilli’s, how may I help you? Joey: Hello, I’d like to make a dinner reservation. Restaurant staff: Okay sir. May I have your name please? Joey: My name is Joey Brady. Restaurant staff: Okay Mr.Brady. When would you like to make the reservation? Joey: Saturday the 13th. Restaurant staff: And what time? Joey: Seven o’clock please. Restaurant staff: And for how many people? Joey: For two people please. Restaurant staff: Excellent. So a reservation for 3 people, Saturday the 13th at seven o’clock pm? Is that correct? Joey: Excuse me. I would like to reserve for two people not three people. Restaurant staff: Oh sorry about that. Okay, two people. Thank you very much and see you then.
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Talking about Work in English | Intermediate English | Natural Conversations
 
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Check out: www.pocketpassport.com for flashcards, worksheets, digital quizzes and LOTS MORE! Improve your English to explain everyday work responsibilities. Practice and improve your listening skills and answer the listening comprehension questions below to check your understanding. Increase your idioms, vocabulary and expressions with fun videos and practice exercises below. Listening Comprehension Questions 1. How is Tony’s job going? 2. How does Joey like his job overall? 3. Does Joey miss his old job? 4. How does Joey feel about his old job? 5. What does, “a drag” mean? 6. How often does Joey talk on the phone and use the internet? 7. According to Joey, what is better than sitting around at his desk all day? 8. Where is Joey most of the time? 9. Does he like his co-workers? 10. Who handles the phone calls most of the time? Transcript Joey and Tony are having a conversation about work. Joey is happy about the change he made and he is telling Tony all about it. Joey: So how is everything at work? Tony: No complaints really. How about you? How is your job? Joey: I really love it. It really beats sitting at a desk all day. Tony: I bet. So what do you do exactly? Joey: Well, I organize sightseeing tours around L.A. We go to all the famous sightseeing spots around the city. Tony: I don’t do much deskwork, but I have to do some research on the internet. Joey: I receive reservations and then follow up to confirm the dates. I occasionally take phone calls, but the office staff takes care of most of the telephone inquiries and paperwork. I’m outside of the office most of the time. I really love it. Tony: Wow, it sounds a lot more interesting than your last job. Joey: Yes, it’s a really nice change. I was sick and tired of the same thing day in and day out. Tony: I can imagine. How are your co-workers? Joey: They are really friendly and everyone works as a team. We often hang out at work as too. Tony: That sounds the opposite of your last job. Joey: Didn’t you say your co-workers were a drag? Tony: They sure were. I’m so happy that you convinced me to quit.
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Rainy Day
 
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In this video you will hear a natural conversation about a rainy day; canceled plans, making plans and deciding what to do on a rainy day. For worksheets, digital quizzes, transcripts and lots more check contact us at: info@pocketpassport.com www.pocketpassport.com
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