ENGLISH ADDICT – LESSON 2 – Giving Your Opinion – WAYS OF SAYING ‘YES’ & ‘NO’

ENGLISH ADDICT – LESSON 2 – Giving Your Opinion – WAYS OF SAYING ‘YES’ & ‘NO’


it’s a lovely day today here in the UK
as you can see the Sun is out and everything is looking rather nice
outside my window today mm-hmm oh that’s better
sometimes there is nothing better than the lovely refreshing slurp of water
hello everybody welcome to another edition of English addict and you are
very welcome to join me today hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in
England how are you today are you ok I hope so
are you happy are you happy I hope you are happy today do you know why because
it’s Friday yes it is Friday and you are more than
welcome to join in today on addict this is lesson number two and I suppose the
thought that I want to start with today is there are so many English words
around so many words in the English language how on earth are we supposed to
remember them all well that’s the reason why I am here to make your English
learning a little easier especially if you are like me an English addict so
welcome welcome one and welcome all nice to see so many people here today in
today’s stream we will talk about yes and no lots of different ways did you
know there are so many ways of saying yes and no in English many phrases many
ways of showing the way you feel about something whether you agree with it or
disagree with it also today we are talking all about your
opinion so we will take a look at an excerpt from one of my lessons where I
talk all about giving your opinion so the two main topics today are saying
yes and no and all the different ways of expressing it and your opinion coming up
a little bit later on now sometimes I like to talk about business English
business English is something that some people like to learn as a specialist
field especially if you are learning a second language so there are many words
in the English language that refer to what we call specialist fields
areas areas of expertise and here is an interesting word do you know anyone have
you ever worked for a person who likes to micro manage if a person likes to
micro manage it means they take care of everything you do right down to the
smallest detail so if a person who is in charge of you at your company or the
place your work sometimes they might worry too much about the spoiled details
of your job they watch everything you do even down to the smallest things that
you do in your day-to-day activity so sometimes you might come across a person
who likes to micro manage so when we say micro it means small something that is
tiny and in this case micro manage means a person who wants to take care of the
small things so sometimes you can get a manager or a boss who who always fusses
they always find themselves being concerned about the small things they
are always watching everything you do even the smallest moments of time they
will they will watch and they will manage those things so micro manage is a
very interesting business word and a person who does this can be described as
a micro manager so they like to take care of everything the big things the
important things and also the small things as well the insignificant things
so a little bit later on we are talking all about ways of saying yes
and no you might be surprised by how many ways there are to say yes and no in
English so we have the live chat oh hello to the live chat nice to see
you here so let’s take a quick look at the live
chat oh hello there hello grace chin guess what you are first on today’s live
chat and as usual I will give you a super duper big Friday round of applause today I am doing something that I
haven’t done for a long time ok can you guess what it is something I haven’t
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if you have been watching me for many years you will know maybe what it is
perhaps so hello – grace what am i doing today I’m doing something during today’s
live stream that I haven’t done for a long time something we are doing for the
first time today we are actually broadcasting the live stream in Full HD are you impressed so today we we are
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very late in Japan so I do appreciate it I know for some people it is very late
where you are whilst for others it is very early hello – Hiroko nice to see
you back again business win watching in Vietnam can I just mention something
a little bit serious one or two of you have been writing to me asking me to
make some comments on the terrible events that happened a few days ago
where a number of people were found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry can
I just say I don’t really want to start talking about that on the live stream
because well first of all the investigation is in the early stages and
also I don’t feel as if it is an appropriate thing to talk about but I do
thank you for your interest and you are also asking for my comments there is not
much I can say about the situation to be honest except it’s a terrible event it’s
awful and I send my condolences to everyone watching in Vietnam palmyra is
here hello nice to see you back here today as well blues bird Linna or Lena
hello to you as well there is a great game you can play by the way now I know
a lot of teachers watch my live streams and my English lessons there is a great
game that you can play in the classroom and it’s called the yes/no game the
yes/no game and it’s a great game that you can play with your students now here
is how you play it here is how you play the yes/no game what you do is you ask
general questions to a student or one person in the classroom and they have to
answer all of the questions without saying yes or no it sounds easy but in
fact it isn’t and it’s a great way of improving a student’s vocabulary and
also getting them to think quickly in English so it is called the yes/no game
and you can play it with anyone so what you normally do is ask them general
questions questions where the answer might be yes or no but they have to
answer the question without saying either of these words so it’s a great
game and it’s also a great way of sharpening a person’s use of English and
that’s what we’re talking about a little bit later on flower
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Duncan I am happy to be one of your people who love to learn and improve
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here as well I didn’t spot you on the livestream why
do you put time on the livestream anymore do you mean why don’t you put
the time I will be honest with you I will be very honest with you I’ve
decided to take the clock away from this because when people watch it on the
replay they think that it’s live so I’ve decided to take the clock away
completely so there is no clock on the screen anymore which i think is a good
idea it’s also a little bit distracting I think so I’ve taken the clock away
even though I can say now it is 19 minutes past two o’clock in the UK on a
Friday afternoon but I’ve taken the clock away so people
don’t think that the stream is actually live whilst they’re watching so highly
Cuong I hope that answers your question sufficiently Oh sufficient sufficient
means enough if you have enough of something it means it is sufficient it
is suitable it is enough for you so I hope my answer was sufficient
I hope my answer was enough for you Ivan let’s play Anna Friday is the best day
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right place so we have the mystery idiom would you like to see today’s mystery
idiom here it is so this is a simple question you have to guess what the
idiom is from looking at the picture so here is the mystery idiom for today that
is today’s mystery and there it was mystery idiom if you think you know what
it is please let me know if you don’t know what it is have no fear because I
will give you the answer at the end of the live chat so today we are talking
about all sorts of things including and this is something that I want to mention
today opinion when we talk about a person’s opinion it is their thought or
their idea on a certain subject or about a certain topic so when we talk about a
person’s opinion we are talking about their feelings the way you feel so an
opinion might also be a point of view so your point of view is an opinion and of
course you can have a point of view about anything and at the moment here in
the UK people are making their opinion known about certain subjects because we
have a very big event taking place next month here in the UK
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Wednesday Friday 2:00 p.m. UK time English addict live with me
and Who am I I hear you say my name is mr. Duncan and I live in England and
have been teaching English on YouTube it feels like forever however it has only
been 13 years shall we have a look in the garden because the birds are very
busy today even though at the moment they’re not there because I think they
might be camera shy but earlier the birds were all on the bird feeder
however now the camera is turned on they’ve all gone away so we’ll check in
with the birds a little bit later on meanwhile we are now going to have a
look at an excerpt from one of my English lessons where I talk all about a
subject that I think is a good subject to actually examine closely a person’s
opinion so when we talk about an opinion what we are actually doing is asking a
person what they think about something their actual opinion so here is part one
of my lesson all about giving your opinion hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in
England how are you today are you ok I hope so
are you happy I hope so in today’s lesson we will look at a
major part of our way of thinking which has the ability to both join and divide
societies around the world from small groups of people to whole nations in
this lesson we will talk about giving your opinion what do you think the world opinion
means the individual or personal view about something it is your own thought
and because of this it does not have to be based on any fact or knowledge
opinion is usually based on your own idea and how you view that particular
subject or situation an opinion is normally based on two things what you
know and the things you have experienced of course knowing something does not
mean that your opinion is correct the thing you think you know could have come
from someone who is also wrong so saying that your opinion is right because you
heard it from another person does not necessarily mean that it is correct when
expressing what you think about something you give your view you offer
your opinion you tell us what you believe you tell it as it is you tell us
what you think you give your two cents this expression is mainly used in the
USA when two or more people are sharing
their opinions we call this a debate or a discussion of course in this situation
the people involved will not have the same opinion each person will disagree
and challenge each other with their own personal view sometimes discussions or
debates can become charged with strong emotions and the people involved may at
times become angry we call this a heated debate the subject or topic they are
talking about may be hard to accept or agree on the subject can be described as
a hot topic there are many hot topics around things which people find
difficult to agree on in some situations we may not agree with each other while
in others we may share the same opinion and all agree unanimously if we cannot
agree on something then we may end the debate and simply agree to disagree there are many ways of defining opinion
it’s your opinion your point of view your angle your belief your conviction
your feeling your idea your sentiment your standpoint your take your thought
your viewpoint the way you see it hmm this chicken is dead sometimes the
opinion of a professional person will be needed for example during a criminal
court trial this person will give evidence based on their professional
experience they are usually referred to as an expert witness experts are very
useful because their opinion can be trusted a doctor may be asked to give
their medical opinion especially during an investigation into a suspicious death who dma where has that chicken gone jazz hands we’re talking jazz hands
wave those happy jazz hands all day long hello there and welcome I
hope you enjoyed that part one of our two-part look at giving your opinion and
part two will be coming a little bit later on would you believe that there
are many ways of saying yes and no in English there are many ways of saying it
you might not believe me but it is true so for example let’s take a look at yes
first of all there are many ways of saying yes in English and we are going
to look at them right now here’s an interesting way of saying yes yep yep so
this is a informal way a very informal way of saying yes so you might agree
with someone you might say yes you might allow someone to do something you will
say yes you can also say yep yep instead of yes so this is informal it isn’t
formal so never use this if you are in a formal situation such as a job interview
so something where you must show your best side so yep is often used
informally sure sure we also can say sure no
problem yes yes sure so you might ask a person
if you can borrow their car or maybe see them tomorrow or maybe you want to do
something with them at a later date would you like to go to the park with me
next weekend sure yes so that is a great way of giving a
lively polite response when we want to say yes we can say sure I am sure no
problem yes abso lutely I wonder if anyone got
that reference I wonder if anyone got that little reference
I made them absolutely absolutely yes another way of saying yes agreeing
with something maybe you allow a person to do something borrow something maybe
you agree with someone’s opinion absolutely absolutely so something you
hear that you agree with absolutely I agree with what you say yes yes you are
right absolutely so you are saying yes you are
giving your agreement you are saying absolutely another one a very useful one of course
of course may I borrow your car may I use your pen of course of course
yes you can it’s fine of course so if you want to say yes if you want to agree
with something if you want to allow a person to do something maybe you agree
with them you can say of course of course now sometimes you can start a
sentence with of course I do that quite often so sometimes you will hear me say
of course the Sun doesn’t come out every day of course it isn’t always raining
here in England so in that respect of course means obviously something that is
obvious of course it doesn’t rain here every day
of course I don’t go to bed late every night it is something that is obvious
something that happens and most people are aware of it of course yes
you can another one which is very useful that’s fine that’s fine that’s okay
I agree that’s fine fine so quite often we will use the word fine to mean good
maybe a person will ask how you’re feeling today are you ok today I’m fine
I’m fine things are fine and if you agree with
someone or maybe you say yes to something then we can say fine that’s
fine no problem no problem at all if you say yes to something you give your approval if you approve of
something you give your approval you say yes you give it your approval so to say
yes to something to agree to something or agree with something you give your
approval so this is a way of describing the action of saying yes if you allow
something to happen if you say yes to something you give your approval
sometimes when a girl meets a boy quite often they will go to visit each other’s
parents and quite often they are looking for the parents approval they want to
make sure that the parents like the boyfriend or the girlfriend they need
their approval so the go-ahead so we often say go ahead approval you allow
something to continue you give your approval you say yes okay that’s fine I
agree yes your girlfriend seems rather lovely your boyfriend seems rather
polite I give my approval when we approve of something we give it the
green light so this is something you might hear used in business again in
business English you might hear that a project or something that is planned has
been given the green light so if you give something the green light it means
it has been approved someone has said yes okay go ahead
no problem they will give it the green light they have said yes to something
this can also be used as a verb as well so you can green light something if you
green light something it means you give it your approval you say yes so that is
actually the action so green light can mean the action of approving or the
actual approval itself so you green light something you give it the go-ahead
you say yes sure you can build that new apartment over there we have given it
the green light and finally with the yes go ahead you give something the go-ahead
you allow something to happen you give it your approval once again go ahead no
problem I agree you are fine I approve go ahead no problem so if you
say go ahead or maybe you will give someone the go-ahead so that is a phrase
that means to allow a person to continue with what it is they are doing you say
go ahead go ahead you can go ahead with your plans you can go ahead with your
vacation you can start your holiday go ahead I approve it is fine by me back to
the live chat as we continue today by the way if you want to get in touch you
are more than welcome to get in touch there are many ways to get in touch with
me and on your screen right now you will see some of those lovely magical ways of
getting in touch with me so now there is no excuse whatsoever there is no reason for not knowing how
to get in touch there are many ways of getting in touch with me for those who
want to see the mystery idiom if you missed it we are now having the mystery
idiom in our live streams and here is today’s mystery idiom there it was hello
– I’ve earned hello also – Jeremy hello Jeremy Smith it’s very nice to see you
here today Louie Louie you can give a thumbs up to
mean yes so this is actually an action that shows your approval and this is
something that’s been around for many years
it’s school me and my friend we used to go around saying you’re right are you
all right as a joke so that always reminds me of my school days where when
my friend and also I used to go around saying
you’re I a you I are you alright so yes it is a great way of showing your
approval or maybe you can use it as a friendly greeting as well like I did its
school are you alright hello professor Duncan oh I’m not sure about professor
but I do appreciate your your kindness and also my sudden promotion in the
world of English this is English addict every week you can catch me and I will
be with you for those who aren’t sure because this is something new
I’ve started Sunday Wednesday and Friday so I will be back with you on Sunday
from 2:00 p.m. UK time for those who are wondering what is going on Christina
hello Christina you are late but it’s ok better late than never that’s what I say
Oh Rafi hello Rolfie I see Rafi is also a little bit late you are however don’t
worry because you can watch all of this again later on at your convenience when
you have time I am late I wish that there was an app that could slap me in
the face every time there is an English live stream instead of just the
notification yes I think YouTube’s notifications don’t always work very
well I agree with you there definitely hello AJ AJ pan ciao
hello AJ please sir can you say my name I will say your name and also I will
give you a round of applause because I think it might be your first time here
so well done AJ I imagine when you woke up this morning
you didn’t realize that some strange guy on the Internet
was going to give you a round of applause did you I don’t think so no in
the garden let’s see if the birds have arrived yet are there any birds what are
you kidding where were the birds they’ve all disappeared I don’t know why come on
birds wellyou’re where are you I have my
lovely live camera but there’s no birds oh well maybe later well that was a big
fat waste of time wasn’t it Hindustani says hello to you thank you
very much also to highly Kwang John Sena says I am also new here hello John nice
to see you here as well this is a lot of excitement for a Friday
afternoon I have to be honest with you I rarely though so we have the mystery
idiom please show us the mystery idiom again okay then here is the mr. mystery
idiom it is a mystery idiom all you have to do is say what you see and that’s it
so there it is the mystery idiom for those who want to see it
there it was we are now going to take a look at part two of our lesson all about
giving your opinion and this is something that we like to do sometimes
we like to give our opinion we like to express what we are thinking up here in
our brains it may seem strange to some people but there are times when an
opinion must not be given a good example of this is the way in which news is
reported on television personal opinions and views must not be expressed by the
news reader the news must be reported in an unbiased way and the people who edit
the news stories must be impartial they cannot make any personal comment or
express their opinions at all there are many situations where a debate
or an exchange of opinions can take place in government there are many
debates which are held in order to allow people to have their opinions and points
of view expressed openly this is commonly known as politics the basic
principle of politics is to express these different points of view in an
organized way each group is called a party and in turn they represent the
various opinions of the population in politics the main division between these
different opinions is normally very clear to simplify this we divide
political opinion into two areas left and right on the far right you have the
extreme opinions and ideas far-right politics tend to be brutal and tough as
we move to the middle then these opinions soften and as we move to the
left then the ideas and opinions become more open and less harsh of course it
would be fair to say that over the years extreme views and opinions have existed
on both the left and right generally speaking far-right political thinking is
no longer viewed as acceptable history has shown that this form of opinion
achieves very little most politics these days can be described as moderate
especially when talking about the right wing these days we tend to use the words
conservative to describe the right and liberal to describe the left in the USA
the Democrat Party is seen as liberal or center-left
and the Republican Party is seen as being conservative or center-right
here are some words connected to giving your opinion discussion to talk about a
particular subject you discuss something topic a subject the thing you are
discussing the theme of the discussion debate a conversation involving people
with opposite or differing opinions stalemate when both sides of a debate or
discussion cannot reach any agreement dialogue the words spoken in the debate
the words which have been said or those that must be used the action of talking
common ground the parts of a debate that both sides decide to agree on having an
opinion about something is what makes you and me the people we are we may not
always agree with each other but the fact that we are talking is an important
one communication and dialogue help to break down the walls that divide us the
English language gives us a chance to share our opinions and put forward our
thoughts and ideas we may agree to disagree but at least we are talking as
I always say the one thing we all have in common on this planet is our
individuality and as long as we keep talking and sharing our opinions then
there is hope for all of us what do you think there it was part two
of giving your opinion it’s live English addict for a Friday I hope you will have
a good weekend we are coming towards the end of today’s livestream we have around
about 15 maybe 10 or 15 minutes left quite a few people I want to say hello
to mr. Duncan if mr. Duncan won’t show it again or
won’t answer your question you can watch again and catch it oh I see Ivan says in
Russia the left are the Communists and the right are liberal I suppose it
depends where about you are in the world now in that video I did mention left and
right politics and also center politics however I do remember when I first
published that lesson I had a lot of complaints from people who said that I
was giving my opinion in fact I wasn’t I was just stating the basics of giving
your opinion and I suppose the political spectrum as we often see it so that’s it
really I was not giving my opinion for those who are wondering rocky burr is
here hello Raqib apparently it is thundering and oh it is actually light
rain at the moment so not heavy rain light rain I like light rain
I don’t like heavy rain do you think it is good if we have an English addiction
I think English addiction is pretty good because then your English will improve
very quickly so look at me I have been an English addict for over half a
century and look how good my English is every day I like to use my English
Shh Pat choo is here oh hello it looks like you are a little bit late today
Ralphie says I do like the USA political debates the less debates between Hillary
Clinton and Donald Trump were very interesting I think political debates
can be interesting as long as there is some substance however what I’ve noticed
these days with many political debates is that people say very little so a lot
of it has no meaning we call that rhetoric so a lot of politics nowadays
is just about making pot making promises that you won’t keep or making the future
look brighter than it will be and quite often we will talk about the quest being
worse than it actually was so I think sometimes politics is a good
thing I think it is very good and healthy to have the ability to express
your opinions I think that is a very good thing whatever side of the
political spectrum you happen to sit Christina says I do like the freedom of
expression unfortunately nowadays it is easy to watch TV and understand
sometimes that reports are manipulated if you manipulate something it means you
change the appearance or the meaning of something you do things that make one
thing seem like another thing so it can happen quite often in television you
might see things being manipulated I like that word yamato is here hello
yamato nice to meet you nice to see you here as well
is it your first time yamato i have a feeling that it is can i say
congratulations and welcome to my live stream another very surprised viewer did you
think that you would be getting applause when you woke up this morning bib larper
are there any chicks out there do I count I’m a bit of a chick at least I
was maybe maybe a chick magnet hello Louie Louie politics nowadays is more
communication than opinion I suppose so here in the UK we are preparing for a
general election so lots of politicians at the moment are wandering around
trying to get us to vote for them hello said ji said ji asked can you say hello
to my girlfriend a big hello to surges girlfriend
what is your girlfriend’s name so I can say hello to your girlfriend personally
hello to yamato again Mohammed says my country has a presidential election this
month in Sri Lanka I think so yes there are many elections taking place around
the world as I mentioned a few days ago in October I mentioned that politics and
the political situation around the world is very chaotic at the moment so we have
some words that mean no and that is what we are talking about today we are
talking about uses of the word yes and no so here is one way of saying no if
you don’t want to do something if you disagree with something if you want to
show that you do not agree you can say no way no way if you say no way
you are actually saying no no way I’m not doing that no way so quite often
we will put forward our feelings in a very strong way when we say this we are
saying no strongly no way there is no way that you’re over 50 mr. Duncan no
way so you might say also that this is a way of showing that you refuse something
or maybe you don’t believe something you say no way I’m sorry my answer is no
definitely not no way no way another way of saying no is I don’t think so I don’t
think so again you are putting your opinion across quite strongly I don’t
think so do you want to marry me
I don’t think so shall we get together and have a relationship and be together
for the rest of our lives I don’t think so so this is a very strong way of
getting across your refusal to do something or maybe a very strong way of
saying no I don’t think so if you are very sure you can say definitely not
definitely not so again you are putting your feelings forward strongly
definitely not would you like to go out with me maybe we can go for dinner
tonight at a beautiful restaurant and then maybe you can come back to my place and we can have a cup of coffee together definitely not so that is a very blunt
way a very blunt way of saying no definitely not here’s a good one
this is often used in a humorous way not on my watch not on my watch so in this
sense the word watch means whilst I am around whilst I am involved so the thing
I am doing if I am connected to this thing in some way not on my watch that
is definitely not going to happen not on my watch so maybe I am working at a
supermarket and I am the guard in the supermarket and someone might come up to
me and say excuse me have you ever let a shoplifter out of the shop without
catching them and I will reply with not on my watch it never happens I always
catch them I always catch the shoplifters if you are thinking of
coming into my shop to steal things my advice is think again think again
that means reconsider your opinion reconsider the thing the you are you are
thinking about doing reconsider your intention think again I don’t think so
no way think again so maybe you have the wrong opinion or the wrong answer I will
ask you to think again not on your Nelly I love this one so
this is one you might hear in British English a person who is saying no quite
often in a humorous way so this sounds funny doesn’t it it sounds funny so not
on your Nelly it means that’s never going to happen no way I’m not going to
do this not on your Nelly would you like to come with me to a beautiful tropical
island for a long vacation we can spend all of the time together and you might
reply not on your Nelly no way it’s not going to happen another reply might be
not in a million years this is never going to happen no way no it’s not going
to occur it’s never going to happen anything you ask
I will always say no it will never change my opinion will not change and I
will never say yes to anything that you ask not in a million years it is never
going to happen another strong way of saying no not a
chance in hell not a chance in hell no chance no definitely not I am sure
that it won’t happen there is not a chance in hell that I will ever marry
you oh here’s a good one I like this one no way Jose no way Jose definitely not
so this again is humorous it is a humorous way of saying no definitely not
no way Jose it’s definitely not happening so when we say no we will turn
down something quite often if you have something offered to you you might say
yes and you will accept or you might say no and you will turn down the offer so
when you turn down something it means you say no you refuse the offer you turn
down the offer maybe someone offers you a job at their
company but you think that the salary isn’t very high so you turn down the
offer you turn down the job interview you turn down their offer you say no sometimes when you say no you have to be
very harsh or blunt but sometimes you have to say no in a polite way
and one way to say no in a polite way is I’m afraid not
I’m afraid not so this is a polite way a nice way a kind way gentle polite
sometimes being polite is very important so here is a very polite way of saying
no I’m afraid not sorry mr. Duncan I don’t want to go on a date with you I’m
afraid not it’s never going to happen so there are some ways of saying no and
earlier you saw some ways of saying yes we will be going soon although we do
have just enough time to give the answer to today’s mystery idiom so here it is
so the mystery idiom to give you a clue this is something that is positive so
even though the picture looks negative it’s actually a positive phrase and here
comes the answer right now are you ready I wish I had a drumroll but I don’t I
have a chicken roll and a cheese roll but unfortunately I don’t have a
drumroll here it is the answer to today’s mystery idiom in the pink
ah you see so the man is in the pink so you see you you just say what you see
on the picture so the phrase is in the pink and the meaning of this phrase is
to feel healthy and fit a person who looks well and in good spirits can be
described as being in the pink so there it was today’s mystery idiom and on
Sunday there will be another mystery idiom coming your way as well it is
almost time for me to go thank you for your company today I hope it’s been
useful sometimes we have to use our no power to protect our integrity hmm I
think so or maybe your honor so sometimes saying no isn’t easy it
isn’t easy to say no sometimes saying no can be one of the hardest things to do I
think so it can be very difficult to do thank you to Rosa thank you also to my
farts tastes like latex says hello hello to you as well very nice I am feeling in
the pink thank you very much – mica Thank You mica that’s lovely
thank you pat chew thank you also to Maria not on your Nelly I don’t
understand the word Nelly then the word Nelly is actually a word
that is used as a name for a lady so a lady can be called Nelly it is actually
a very old-fashioned name so there aren’t many women called Nelly
anymore however there is a rap star a rap artist called
Nelly so there and also there is a song about an elephant called
Nelly the elephant and Nelly the elephant packed her trunk and said goodbye
to the jungle off she went with a trumpet e Trump Trump Trump Trump and
the song goes on and on… I’m going now thank you know Amy Thank
You Khaled Thank You Hiroko thank you very much for your company today I am
back on Sunday here are the lesson times Sunday Wednesday Friday 2 p.m. UK time
those are the times where I’m on YouTube I will be back on Sunday I hope you’ve
had a good time I wonder if the birds have arrived let’s have a look oh there
is one bird a nuthatch hello mister nuthatch oh he’s gone
and that’s it it’s almost time for me to go thank you hi thank you my mag Ilya
thank you also to grace thank you very much for your company today
this is mr. d’Ancona in the birthplace of English saying thanks for watching me
it’s been lovely having you here today I hope you’ve enjoyed it and I will be
back with you on Sunday as well so don’t forget I’m back on Sunday from 2 p.m. UK
time and I think also on Sunday mr. Steve might be here as well so mr. Steve
might be here I’m not sure at the moment but mr. Steve should be here on Sunday
and of course you know what’s coming next until we meet again here on the
YouTube ta ta for now ๐Ÿ˜Ž

3 comments

  1. Thank you twice Mr Duncan !

    First for the lesson and then for reminding me : Nellie The Elephant (Toy Dolls) ! I had this song on a tape a very loooong time ago ! So excellent ! (I just listened it 3 times in a row.)๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Time Codes – click on the blue time codes to skip forward to…
    HI EVERYBODY – 2:44 MICRO MANAGE – 5:55 A LITTLE QUESTION – 5:55
    YOUR CLOCK HAS GONE! – 15:05 MYSTERY IDIOM – 18:04 OPINIONS part 1 (video) – 21:25
    YES words – 28:19 THUMBS UP – 39:05 OPINIONS part 2 (video) – 43:45 NO words – 55:18

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