Learn English with US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven in his commencement address at the University of Texas, Austin 2014. In this Speech, Admiral McRaven Urges Graduates to Find Courage to Change the World – Watch with big English subtitles.
Learn English with Kobe Bryant. Kobe changed the game during his legendary NBA career. He shared with the TEDxShanghai audience and viewers his personal work ethics and philosophy derived from his 20 years in the game. A 5-time NBA champion, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, Bryant died at age 41 along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. In this Speech, he also quotes: “I’ve done everything I could to be the best basketball player I could be; you can’t leave any stone unturned.” – Watch with big English subtitles.
Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :
- The pandemic locked us all in
- Make everything happen
- Deserve our gratitude
- Delivery workers
- Type of work
- Keep delivering
- To those they haven’t seen in a while
- Reconnect with them
- Be excited
- From afar
Learn English with Simon Sinek. Sinek in this amazing speech shares the 5 rules everyone must follow in life. These rules are very crucial and must be followed whether you are just a student or a 3-star general in marine. Simon Oliver Sinek is a British-American author, motivational speaker, and organizational consultant. He is the author of five books, including Start With Why. In this Speech, he also quotes: “Let’s not allow success and the perks that it comes with, go to our head.” – Watch with big English subtitles.
An Address by Her Majesty The Queen – Coronavirus – BBC
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.The Queen has promised the nation that better days are ahead, during a special address on Sunday.In a rare speech, she acknowledged the grief and financial hardships Britons are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.Echoing the words of the Vera Lynn wartime song, she said that “we will meet again”.
FULL SCRIPT OF SPEECH CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
Vocabulary in chunks to learn from video :
An increasing challenging time
Enormous changes to the daily lives of us all
Those caring out essential roles
Day to day duties
In support of us all
What you do is appreciated
Return to more normal times
Those who have lost loved ones
We are tackling this disease
We will overcome it
In the years to come
Those who come after us
The pride in who we are
It defines our present and our future
An expression of our national spirit
Delivering food parcels and medicines
Checking on neighbors
Converting business to help the relief effort
It presents an opportunity to slow down
A sense of separation from their loved ones
Join with all nations across the globe
A common endeavor
Better days will return
I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all
Full Script of Speech
Addressing the nation, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II said: “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.
“A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.
“I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all.
“I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.
“I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones.
“Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.
“I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any.
“That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country.
“The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.
“The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.”
She added: “Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort.
“And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.
“It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister.
“We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones.
“But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.
“While we have faced challenges before, this one is different.
“This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal.
“We will succeed -and that success will belong to every one of us.
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.
“But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.”
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
- Real easy
- Swing it over in front of the short side
- Back side comes out to the left
- Fold those in front like a butterfly
- The dangling piece
- Have faith this is going to work out
- Almost there
- Give them a tug
- Look at yourself in the mirror, smile
[great big story]
This little old lady is Button, a 21-year-old margay at the Santa Ana Zoo. Native to the dense forests of Central and South America, these wildcats are tree-dwelling creatures whose wide feet and flexible toes allow them to climb, jump and hang from branches. As they rely on trees for survival, margays are extremely sensitive to deforestation. The illegal fur and pet trade have also made these wildcats a near threatened species. The best hope for their continued survival is to preserve their natural forest habitats.
Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :
• A tree dwelling cat
• Native to the dense forest in Central and South America
• Gives birth in the trees
• Wide feet
• Flexible toes
• They climb, jump and hang from trees
• Long heavy tails
• Keep the animals balanced
• Excellent night hunters
• Preying on birds, reptiles and even small primates
• Extremely sensitive to deforestation
• Illegal fur and pet trades
• Preserve their natural forest habitat
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
- A small budget
- A dream home
- 8000 Miles across Europe
- We have made films
- We have documented all our travels
- A compilation of photos
- Support our kickstarter
American English – British English – Oxford University Press