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The vowel in Bulge

Is the vowel in bulge a Short U? Here's a recording from a movie. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/83182336/your%20undereye%20vein%20is%20bulging.wav your under eye vein is bulging ...
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Meaning of “Last time I checked…”

I've been learning English with movie trailers. I can't understand what he said in "Hitman: Agent 47" at 0:43. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=U2VDZsUoAXk#t=42 Before ...
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Question about an audio clip (transcription request)

I'd appreciate some help. I'm trying to understand what the man in the audio file says. I have no idea after he says, "It's going to be very interesting...[???]". Can you write what he said after ...
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Does listening to English learning clips help to improve “Listening” skill?

I want to improve my listening skill in order to understand speaking of native English speakers. For this I have searched in the Internet and Youtube clips and finally figured out listening to ...
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What are the transcripts at 0:27, 0:44, 0:54 of this BuzzFeed Video “Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk About ft. President Obama”?

What are the transcripts at 0:27, 0:44, 0:54 of this BuzzFeed Video "Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk About ft. President Obama" (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1631492713658271&...
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Can you transcribe the saying from 14:50 to 14:60 in this video?

I need to transcribe a short text read by Alan Watts in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osEVlaMX6t4 The text is from 14:50 to 14:60. This is what I heard but I'm not sure it is correct. ...
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Movies and Songs are my listening troubles

I have almost no problem to understand English speech or radio talk and I can communicate with native speakers with no problem but surprisingly I can't recognize the words in movies and songs. I've ...
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What are the transcripts (about 5 lines) of this Jimmy Kimmel Live show?

I would like to know what are the transcripts at 00:40~00:49, 01:51~01:54 and 04:51~04:53 of this Jimmy Kimmel Live show(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75b2hTl2T2E). These are what I heard: 00:40~...
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What did Gary Delaney say here?

Here is the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJK_yWFR5UM&feature=youtu.be&t=16m02s He said, "Her mum agrees to help out, just like ...". I cannot make out what he said here. It sounds to ...
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What did they say in this ad?

I am unable to make out what the actress said in this AAMI Insurance Ad: Prove who's the better driver! #driverduels (Before the other actor said "What are the chances?") I would appreciate if anyone ...
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This pyramid must be centuries and thousands, even, of years old

Here's a subtitle of the TV drama "Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie in a Pyramid". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yiqGtZXCmQ 0:22 Burt: Yeah, look at the knowledge here. This pyramid must be ...
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What does she exactly say?

Man: Oh, God! Did you....um...Did you set the alarm before we left? Woman: Yes, the last thing I did! Man: No, I was the last one to leave. I was the last one to leave and I'm sure I didn'...
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Can't recognize a word in video

On the following video - what's the word on 22:15 after "The fifth record - the most beautiful..."? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0iaG0RN37k (Warning: the video contains language that some may find ...
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Can't understand words from video

I'm currently translating this interview and have a problem with understanding words from 17:45 to 17:50 in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0iaG0RN37k (Warning: the video contains language ...
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How to improve English skill for IT

I am a graduate program in Vietnam, English is a second language. I have some feeling and the servey about the current work. Advantage: using the computer more than 8 hours per day, and the ...
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Is there difference between the pronunciation of “tried to” and that of “try to”?

I have been studying English with pop songs. And now the song is "Ariana Grande - Break Free ft. Zedd " She sings "tried to (hide it)", that sounds to me "/trάɪ də .../" https://www.youtube.com/...
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TOEFL listening detail analysis

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) listening test involves a 5-minute-long lecture on a variety of subjects and topics. In The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test, it states the aim of the ...
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How do I improve listening to English conversations?

I am keen on learning how to listen to conversations in English through the BBC learning site. However, I'm not sure how to improve my listening ability. Please help me with a few tips and pointers ...
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Transcript error in “which are really amazing for reading books”?

Here's a video transcript from VOA news. http://www.voanews.com/content/apple-introduces-two-bigger-more-powerful-iphone-models/2444114.html 00:24 "I think there's a lot of people that got big-...
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I can't understand what they said, please help. “Counting Stars” by copy band three guys

I studied English with pop songs. Recently, I like to listen the song "counting stars" by three copy band guys But I can't understand what they said perfectly after about 3:24. Somebody help me, ...
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Android phones with(for?) those 5-inch screens

Here's a video transcript from VOA news. http://www.voanews.com/content/apple-introduces-two-bigger-more-powerful-iphone-models/2444114.html 00:24 "I think there's a lot of people that got big-...
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Help understanding a phrase from a video

I'm trying to translate the video from Saturday Night Live and I can't catch a little phrase from 1:18 to 1:21. Would you be so kind as to tell me what they say? The video - http://www.youtube.com/...
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How is it, Kirby?

I'm watching an old TV show on youtube: COMBAT! s.2 ep.3: "Masquerade" (1963) I wonder what they are exactly and literally saying from 0:26 to 0:48. All I can hear and comprehend is that: 0:...
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Understanding English (Listening skills)

I've been trying to improve my listening skills for about 9 months. I realized that I can understand "BBC Radio 4 extra" very well (especially the drama), but I find it's hard to understand "CNN" and ...
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What kind of assault in this short video clip? [closed]

I was watching this anime when I could not get what kind of assault (@ 13 sec.) the character had said in this short clip (24 sec.)? I'm sorry the clip has been uploaded via a free account on Vimeo ...
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How to improve my listening skill? [closed]

I'm a developer, I want to use English to communicate with customers, but I don't speak fluently and with confidence, and my listening skill is very bad. I want to improve my listening skill, I've ...
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How would different verbal emphasis in spoken English change the meaning of these sentences?

What is the meaning of verbal emphasis in Spoken English? For example, the difference between the following three sentences and how emphasis changes the semantics? I love you. I love you. I love you....
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Problem listening to foreign accents [closed]

From the beginning I had some problems listening to foreign accents. Like when someone from my native country (India) speaks English I understand it at once, but if someone from a foreign country ...
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Is this song sung in English? [closed]

Recently I was haunted by Tranquil Eye from Cocteau Twins. I couldn't figure out what lyrics the singer sang. Did she sing in English, or are there no lyrics at all? (I couldn't find any on the ...
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Can you hear the song “Live To Rise” right(ly) the first time? [closed]

I am not a native English speaker, but watching movies and TV shows is not a problem for me. (Well, at least most of them.) However, I just have seen the ending of "The Avengers" on HBO, and this line ...

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