Do You Speak English?

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English speakers play a prank on a lady about not being able to speak the language

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President Obama Addresses the British Parliament

President Obama Addresses the British Parliament
In an address to Parliament, President Obama discusses how the special relationship between the United States and Great Britain can continue to help the two nations serve as catalysts for global action as the world faces a new series of threats and challenges. May 25, 2011.

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Express English

BBC Learning English: Express English
Express English is a new course from BBC Learning English. Every week, people in London are asked questions on a specific topic. You can see their answers in a short video. You can also post your own answers to the questions on the BBC Learning English site. This week’s questions: Have you ever had dancing lessons? When do you dance?

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Japanese Nuclear Workers

Japanese Nuclear Workers: We Know We Will Die
March 31, 2011

Japanese power plant workers say they all expect to die, possibly within weeks. They’ve been exposed to prolonged radiation levels above 10,000 times the normal level…on a daily basis.

Fox News reports management has asked workers to remain hush-hush to prevent public panic–but one mother of a nuclear worker tearfully spoke out, although still anonymously. She says…

“The crew accepts that they will all probably die, this a direct quote, from radiation sickness either in the short term or they expect to get cancer in the long run. And on top of that, she said her son has informed her that the crew had concluded between themselves that it’s inevitable some of them may die within a matter of days–or within weeks.”

CNN reports if the workers do survive longer, two to five years down the road they will be at increased risk for cataracts–since eyes are sensitive to radiation. And if these are the workers’ last days on Earth–they aren’t pleasant ones. A nuclear safety official says…

“The rooms are cold, and there’s no water for showers. They use wet wipes to clean themselves. They can take a bus provided by plant owners TEPCO on their day off and go 20 km away to have a shower and a rest at another facility.”

But TIME reports TEPCO’s alternatives are few and far between. One suggestion is resorting to “jumpers”, who run in, do a job, then run out. They’ve been called “glow boys” since a year’s worth of radiation can be absorbed in those few minutes. And another alternative — robots.

“…Germany and the U.S. have also offered to lend Japan radiation-proof robots to take some of the burden off the flesh-and-blood workforce… Sure, the bot robs somebody of a salary, but it also probably saves human lives.”

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Gmail Motion

Learn more at Lorraine Klayman, M.Sc., environmental movement specialist, talks about her involvement with Gmail Motion.

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TeaTime-Mag: Free Online English Language Magazine

TeaTime-Mag is a free online English language magazine that is designed for you to maintain and improve your language skills while learning about the life and culture of the English-speaking world!  All articles have highlighted vocabulary help and are accompanied by an integrated audio version, allowing you to read along as you listen to the correct pronunciation. And the best part is:  this resource is completely free of charge!

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Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (เปิดตัวหลังจากรุ่น 10.1นิ้ว) แท็บเล็ตที่บางที่สุดในโลกด้วยความหนาเพียง 8.6มม. (ประมาณ 0.3นิ้ว) และหนักเพียง 470กรัม มาพร้อมกับหน้าจอ Super AMOLED ขนาด 8.9นิ้วมีความละเอียด 1280×800พิกเซล และทำงานด้วยโพรเซสเซอร์ดูอัลคอร์ 1GHz มีขนาดของหน่วยความจำให้เลือก 16GB และ 32GB พร้อมช่องใส่การ์ดหน่วยความจำ SD เพิ่มเติมได้สูงสุดถึง 32GB แบตเตอรี่ 6000mAH สามารถใช้งานได้นาน 10ชั่วโมง

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BBC English For You

Title: English For You
Level: Intermediate
Publisher: BBC
Duration: ~50min/lesson
Quantity: 20 videos
Quality: 352×272 XviD | 25fps 570kps | MP3 128kbps 2ch
Size: 4.17 GB
Format: AVI
Language: British English

Recommened! The Teacher is Christopher O’Connell. This video tutorial is a must for both teachers and students! There are 18 lessons and 2 reviews. With these videos, you will enjoy learning English grammar through fun stories. If you’re bored of learning grammar in classroom, this video tutorial is your choice!

The intemediate course features:
Lesson 1 Horror films
– Review verb and tense
Lesson 2 Rock n Roll
– Review sentence structure and pronouns
Lesson 3 Space
– Passive
Lesson 4 On the farm
– Review modals, introduce passive with modal auxiliaries, ought to, is able to
Lesson 5 At the doctor?s office
– Review modals, present perfect; intro: past modals, past perfect
Lesson 6 At the circus
– Review past perfect, hope and wish; intro: present/future conditional
Lesson 7 At the beach
– Review could, would, might; intro: second conditional
Lesson 8 Crime doesn?t pay
– Review 1st, 2nd cond., intro: 3rd cond.
Lesson 9 At the amusement park
– Review gerunds, intro: infinitives
Lesson 10 At the grocery store
– Review adjectives, count/noncount nouns; intro: adjective endings, participles, quantitatives
Lesson 11 At the playground
– Review subject, verb etc.; intro: phrases
Lesson 12 At the camp
– Review question words; intro: noun clauses
Lesson 13 At home
– Review there is/there are, some/any, adjectives; intro: adverbs, as??as
Lesson 14 Fairy Tales and Legends
– Review adverbs; intro: adverb clauses
Lesson 15 Christmas
– Review adj./noun clauses, continue adverb clauses
Lesson 16 In the workshop
– Review and, but, so; intro: transition words
Lesson 17 Under the water
– Review verb tense formation; intro: phrasal verbs
Lesson 18 At the doctors
– Review phrase/clause, say/tell/ask; intro: recorded speech, clause-phrase reduction
Lesson 19 Review lessons 1-9
Lesson 20 Review: lessons 10-18

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ASU-Ask a Biologist

ASU-Ask a Biologist / Listen & Watch
>                                                             Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences. The site continues to be developed, and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. It is designed as an educational resource for students preK-12, and their teachers and parents. Ask a Biologist is visited by over 3,000 people every day and has answered more than 25,000 questions. This is a SafeSurf site.
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AHU-Ask a Biologist / Listen (Wt Transcript) : Talking Science
Dr Biology sits down with well known science correspondent, Robert Krulwich, for a fun conversation about communicating science. The two talk about media, old and new, and maybe some that may not have been developed.

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Crisis in Japan Strikes U.S. Nuclear Debate

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Earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan- who’s next? Some experts say it’s the U.S.

“The thing that most worries scientists is a threat of a huge earthquake along the southern end of the San Andreas fault. California faces a 94 percent probability of a magnitude 7 or greater quake in the next 30 years.”

But Americans are calling for more than steel enforced buildings. The media have fixated on the safety of nuclear power plants. A panel on Morning Joe discusses how events in Japan will frame America’s debate over nuclear energy.

“It’s going to be important that the public demand and the media demand that they be forthcoming about what the actual dangers and not sugar coat it and not try to gloss over the truth.”

Cable news shows brought in a slew of political leaders to weigh in on the American effects of the tragedy.

ED MARKEY (D-MA): “Well any plant that’s being considered for a seismically vulnerable area in the United States should be reconsidered right now.”

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “We ought not make domestic policy based upon an event that happened in Japan.”

Still – a nuclear expert told NBC’s Chuck Todd fears of a meltdown in the states are unfounded.

“All of our power plants whether they’re in California which is a high earthquake area or in the Midwest or other places are required by the nuclear regulatory commission to design to be able to withstand the maximum credible earthquake.”

And before getting too carried away with safety concerns about nuclear energy, a blogger for Yglesias asks, is any energy production safe?

“While nuclear looks bad on safety grounds versus clean energy or efficiency, I don’t see any particular reason to see these safety concerns as more pressing than concerns around the fossil fuels that provide the majority of our energy.”

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