English Addict lesson 26 / Wed 15th Jan 2020 / Grammar Test / Listen + Learn / misanthrope

English Addict lesson 26 / Wed 15th Jan 2020 / Grammar Test / Listen + Learn / misanthrope


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what a lovely day to be here together look outside the window
things are looking not too bad today welcome here we go again it’s another
English addict live stream to help you improve your English live from the
birthplace of the English language which just happens to be England you’re just too good to be true can’t
take my eyes off you hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are you
today are you okay I hope so are you happy I really hope so here we
are together again yes we are now officially halfway through the week and
also halfway through January 2020 yes it’s Wednesday I don’t know about you but I always feel
excited when it’s Wednesday because it means we are even closer to Friday and
then of course the weekend how has your week being so far in fact how has your
January being or I suppose I could say how has 2020 beam so far Happy New Year
by the way is it too late to say that when does it become too late to say
Happy New Year so here we are on the 15th of January 2020 is it too late
should I stop saying that so when does it become too late to say Happy New Year
by the way happy New Year to those who I haven’t said Happy New Year to yet Wow
it’s so complicated this thing called life isn’t it really when you think
about it hey guess what I have a new feature coming today at around about
2:30 half past two today we have a brand new
feature coming I will be testing your grammar with a little game that coming
later on so don’t go away don’t click off don’t go in watch those tic toc
videos I know what you are doing there you think I can’t see you but I can I
know exactly what you are doing I know where you are clicking right now I have
a friend in Russia who gives me all the information really is that what she’s
doing at the moment I can’t believe you are doing that how dare you here we go
then I hope you are having a super week the big question is who was first on the
live chat yes you are more than welcome to chat
live with me so hello to sweetness sweetness mitra guess what you are first
on today’s live chat isn’t it exciting we are all here together once again
Ernie Internet what was that I have no idea
flower Espoir hello to you as well oh I can see you there watching me
what are you having you’re having what that looks very tasty what are you
eating that looks very nice Lilia Lilia huh Lilia
have you seen Lilia yes I have because you are here right now hello Lillie oh
thank you for your company today and also for your lovely little wave on
Facebook earlier on hmm I saw you there waving to me on Facebook see I know
everything I know exactly what you are doing at the moment
ana Coby hello pal Mira Cecilia also we have Oh Bella rusia
hello Belarus ear by the way thank you very much for all of your lovely
messages concerning my mother she is still in hospital not doing very well
unfortunately so I will be going to see her in fact tomorrow I’m hoping to go
and see my mother in hospital hello Maria watching in Tuscany oh yes I
wonder what the weather is like there at the moment because in certain parts of
the world the weather is crazy did you see that huge volcano that is erupting
at the moment in the Philippines also they are having snow in northern
Pakistan but not just a little bit of snow they’re having lots and lots of
snow and already tragically some people have lost their lives so
big hello to Pakistan lots of snow falling there
fortunately good news for those watching in Australia certain parts of Australia
are going to get lots of rain over the next few hours so I’m so I’m sure a lot
of people will feel very glad to hear that news hello Christian Christian
Fisher nice to see you here today for those wondering what it is well this
is a live stream I do it every Sunday Wednesday Friday I am here for those who
are interested in learning the English language maybe you have been learning
English for a few months perhaps you are looking for some new motivation to help
encourage you with your English studying maybe you want to practice your
listening skills a very good chance for you to do that right now because I am
talking to you live on YouTube and yes I am definitely live I don’t know how I
can prove it but I really am live at 14 minutes past
two o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon shall we have a look outside because the
weather is quite nice so let’s have a look in the garden shall we here we go
oh so that is now a live view in the garden looking outside you can see the
birds are looking very hungry today can you see the birds landing on my various
bird feeders they look very hungry there isn’t much food around at the
moment mainly due to the fact that it’s still winter so there aren’t many
insects for the birds to eat so that’s the reason why they are coming into the
garden looking very hungry in fact you might say they are feeling rather
peckish so there it is the view outside it’s a nice day to be honest with you it
doesn’t feel like winter it really doesn’t
and can you hear the lovely sounds as well I thought I would share some of the
outdoor sounds with you today oh isn’t that nice so you can see the birds are very active
in the moment they are busily feeding in my back garden so lots of things to come
also an excerpt from one of my full English lessons coming later on also a
little bit of news I will tell you now that my website is coming together
rather nicely so I’m trying to do lots of things at the moment besides doing
this I’m also visiting my mother in hospital
and also I am constructing my new website so lots of things going on at
the moment from where I am standing today we are talking about one or two
subjects I like to discuss things sometimes if you have a subject that you
want to talk about you are more than welcome to do so however something I
want to mention straight away have you ever been tempted to get
involved with a get-rich-quick scheme you know what I am talking about at the
moment on YouTube there are lots of people like this guy telling you that
you can get rich really quickly just by following a few ways of creating
business or maybe you have to pay a little bit of money to get some
information on how to get rich quickly so there are a lot of people on YouTube
at the moment you may have noticed there are many commercials with people telling
you how to get rich or I suppose more honestly they are not actually telling
you how to get rich they are saying that they can help you but they give you no
information because eventually at some point they are going to ask you for
money and this is one of the problems with get-rich-quick schemes it always
seems like a great thing yes you can get rich quickly come on all you have to do
is send me $20 and I will give you all the information this happens a lot
there are many schemes out there that you have to be very careful of if you
get involved with them quite often you will have to spend a lot of money and at
the end you might make nothing you might make no money whatsoever so
that is a big problem I think at the moment I’ve noticed on YouTube over the
past couple of weeks there are many people now on YouTube saying hey hey are
you sick of your nine-to-five job guess what I can help you I can help you cut
off I can help you get away from the rat race
come on get rich quickly all you have to do is follow this advice click on my
lovely link and I will give you all the information but of course when you click
on the link you have to pay for the information so
it is rather misleading as I always say if something seems too good to be true
quite often it is that’s it so if someone promises you something that
seems too good to be true quite often it is the same goes for English there are
many people on YouTube now promising to teach you English in just a few hours no
no don’t do it please they can’t teach you English in a few
hours it takes maybe two or three years to get really really good in English
so not a few few minutes not a few hours a few months and then maybe a couple of
years to become proficient at English but not a few hours they are lying to
you hello Maria Maria the weather here in the middle of
Italy is wet and cloudy we’ve had a lot of rain
however today it isn’t looking too bad it’s looking rather nice in fact outside
look at that it’s a little bit breezy we had a big storm hit the UK earlier this
week so we had storm Brendan at the start of the week and today we have I
suppose you could call it the tail end of storm Brendan so it is still a little
windy however there is no rain no rain today I’m happy to report to you
I received an interesting comment during one of my recent live streams and this
is something I want to address very briefly someone said to me on the live
chat they said mr. Duncan I think you are a bit of a misanthrope a misanthrope
what is a misanthrope a person who is a misanthrope is a
person with a strong dislike or any aversion to other people and quite often
avoids human society so the Society of other human beings and misanthrope is
someone who often avoids social activities being around many people they
will often stay indoors now I would describe myself maybe as semi I’m a semi
misanthrope so I’m not a hundred percent but sometimes people do get on my nerves
I’m sure you have the same problem as well sometimes people can be really
annoying maybe a neighbor maybe a relative maybe a friend maybe a complete
stranger who you don’t know can be just as annoying as someone you know well
have you noticed that so I think from my own point of view
I am semi misanthropic I am NOT a 100 percent misanthrope okay but sometimes
yes people do get on my nerves and quite often I will prefer to be alone or maybe
watching television with mr. Steve so I don’t hate every human on the planet for
example mr. Steve he’s a great guy a super person and of course you are super
as well because you are here now enjoying this so I know that I am NOT
everyone’s cup of tea some people say miss
Duncan we can’t stand you why are you doing this
in such a strange way I can’t help it it is just the kind of guy I am
here are two interesting words that I want to show you very briefly subjective
and objective now this is something I wanted to do on Sunday unfortunately I
became so distracted by mr. Steve I forgot to do it for which I apologize so
something that is subjective normally refers to a thing or a subject as it
suggests so something that is subjective might be the way a person sees something
or maybe one person’s view of a thing is different from another person’s so
something that is subjective a person’s own point of view or maybe the way they
see something is subjective a very subjective thing for example you might
say that humor is subjective not everyone finds the same thing funny some
people will laugh at a certain joke whilst other people will not hmm
subjective objective quite often is related to something you plan to do or
maybe your aim something you see in the distance something you see ahead your
objective the thing that you want to do the thing you want to grasp or gain your
objective what is your objective what do you plan to do with your life so quite
often your objective is of the thing that you are looking ahead or focused on
something you intend to do your objective the thing you aim for perhaps
you are aiming to improve your English mmm really maybe so get-rich-quick have
you ever been tempted to take part in a scheme or join a group of people or
maybe to take advice from an individual who promises to bring you lots of wealth
however at the end of it you find that all you’ve done is given your money away
and you have nothing or you have less than you started out with so this can be
a big problem it really can Lilia says your garden looks and sounds very
peaceful it is quiet here today and the reason is because around here at the
moment it is very wet so no one is doing anything in their gardens so that’s
probably the reason why it’s so quiet around here
hit the moment your garden is very peaceful I love it thank you very much
the birds seem to like the garden very much could you hear the birds singing
earlier yes I quite like it I like the sound of the birds especially first
thing in the morning sweetness asks about my mother my mother unfortunately
is still in hospital not doing too well so that is a situation that is still
ongoing unfortunately hello Rakesh hello Pedro flags of the world I was accused
the other day of missing Hungary out of my flanks of the world so a little video
that I show sometimes especially when Pedro wants it so I show a little video
normally with the flags of the world however on Sunday someone said Mr Duncan
you have missed out Hungary can I just assure you that Hungary is in
the flanks of the world it is definitely I checked in fact I am very suspicious
of people who promise to make you rich thank you Christina
this is a trend that has returned especially
here on YouTube you will see lots of videos normally people in the United
States saying hi guys I’m an American which means I’m really cool come on guys
are you sick of working 9:00 to 5:00 do you wish you could break away from the
rat race well guess what I have some great ideas for you all you have to do
is buy all of my books all of my DVDs and send me lots of money and then I
will tell you how to get rich the only person getting rich is the
person making the promises that’s what I think anyway if something seems too good
to be true quite often it is that’s what I say
anyway hello Marie oh hello also – el Corey hello el Corey hello to you
Morocco oh now I would imagine that the rain is not around at the moment in
Morocco I would imagine it’s quite nice there at the moment I think mmm that is
a place I would like to visit one day I’ve always wanted to go to Morocco
hello Rakesh hello also to Viet Tran hello to you nice to see you here as
well Noemi I like you a bit I like you to be
a bit misanthropic but not in my english world
oh no of course no I could never be like that here because I love doing this so
just like everyone we all have places or situations where we feel comfortable so
I have them you have them everyone has them however there are certain
situations that I feel uncomfortable in so normally involving lots of people so
I’m not a very comfortable person when it comes to being around lots of
people hello Maria again Agustina Agustina hello to you thank you for
joining me today on the live chat so a little game we will be playing shortly a
new feature on my live stream and I’ve been asked by many people if I can have
some little quizzes so today I am doing something called grammar Lama dingdong
that is the name of the feature and there will be lots of questions about
certain words and also the use of them in certain sentences so that’s what we
are doing today for the first time if you like it I will do it again if you
don’t like it then I might go into the back garden and cry hello Theo in any
case mr. Duncan everyone is free to live his or her life as he or she desires no
matter what others believe so I respect your way of living Thank You Theo that’s
very kind of you to say I often get the feeling I have a feeling a very strange
and slightly satisfying feeling that many people who watch me are quite
open-minded quite tolerant I suppose so that’s nice hello also to Louis Mendez
hello Luis Mendez by the way I was sorry to hear that you weren’t feeling unwell
a few days ago so I hope you are feeling much better Luis Luis Mendez watching in
France and lots of news coming out of France at the moment concerning the
major disruption caused by the strikes it would appear that the latest the
latest group of people are now doctors so doctors are now joining in we
the protests in France hello also to Victoria hello Victoria can you please
say hello to Brazil hello Brazil nice to see you here today on the livestream
don’t forget you are always welcome to get in touch with me you can always like
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button and like this stream and then maybe my smile will become so big so
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hello to everyone watching today if you want to get in touch you are more than
welcome please send me an email you can also get in touch with me through
Facebook and if you want to send a donation to allow my work to continue
forever and ever you can mmm-hmm that was nice I was just having
a drink of water there excuse me mm-hmm very nice so I suppose it would be a
good opportunity now as we are almost halfway through today’s livestream to
mention the new feature so this is something that I’ve decided to do
something that I hope will be fun something that I hope you will also
enjoy quite a loc’d it is something that will be a regular feature if you like it
if you don’t then I won’t do it anymore so welcome to a new feature that I call
grammar llama ding-dong take a deep breath it’s okay mr. Duncan
it’s okay you can do it you can do it there you are
gramma Lama ding-dong so today we are going to look at some words and I’m
going to give you some examples of sentences all you have to do is tell me
what the missing words are so here is the choice of questions and words I will
give you the words first okay so the first word quiet quiet
as an adjective the second quiet as a noun the third word quietly
now this is used as an adverb quieten quieten this also is a verb and
finally as an adjective we use quieter so those are the words but what are the
sentences so I will show you the first sentence here it comes now on your
screen as if by magic are you ready here it comes right now there it is so there is a sentence he is
the pupil in the classroom so which one is it is it quiet is it quietly is it
quieten is it quieter which one is it which one is it and the other choice is
quietest which I can’t find at the moment I think I’ve dropped it on the
floor that’s a good start isn’t it so there it is
so which one is it the he is the pupil in the classroom I suppose there might
be two ways of answering this in fact there might be actually two ways of
answering this so let’s see what answers we have oh yes very good quite a few
people are answering the question very good hello Luis thank you also to Vlad
Maria also sweetness flower Espoir so I suppose technically this could have two
answers there are two possible answers for this missing word he is the pupil in
the classroom but what is it we are using quiet as the root word so what is
it quite a few people are leaving their guesses
mog mog also Ana Coby flower s Bois Cristina also we have two Netra also
Cecilia well done quite a few people are leaving very good answers now I suppose
there are two possible answers to this now you could say he is the quieter the
quieter pupil in the classroom and also you could say quietest
the quietest so you could be quieter he is the quieter pupil in the classroom
so that means of all the people in the classroom he is one of the quietest so
he is the quieter pupil in the classroom out of all of the class
he is the quieter one so summer noisy and some are not so noisy also we can
have quietest as well we can also say quietest as well so there is the first
one and I suppose we’ll have another one would you like another one okay it’s
grammar Lama Dean dong she gave her speech with something confidence which
one is it is it quieter quiet quietly quieten which one is it she gave her
speech with something confidence could we say he is the quiet pupil in the
classroom you could actually say that yes you could describe a person we’re
using them adjectives as well you could say they are the quiet pupil so he is
the quiet pupil so if you are saying yes as an adjective to describe what they
are like yes he is the quiet student I think that’s also a good one as well so
yes there are quite a few that you can use so let’s have a look at that again
shall we he is the quiet pupil in the classroom
yes I think that’s also acceptable the quietest pupil in the classroom and he
is the quieter pupil in the classroom so yeah thanks a lot for that pretty good
she gave her speech with what confidence Jamelia thank you very much also
I am going to be slow here with the answer because last week I noticed that
one or two people have a little bit of a delay so I won’t give the answer too
quickly because I want you to guess and some people have very slow internet so
I’m going to do it slowly so I don’t give the answer away before you’ve seen
the question because then it makes it all quite pointless
she gave her speech with quiet confidence she gave her speech with
quiet confidence so you were describing the way she did it so her confidence was
shown but she did it quietly she gave her speech with quiet confidence so she
didn’t show her confidence she did it with quiet confidence so if you do
something with quiet confidence it means you are not expressing it clearly or you
are not showing it it is not obvious quiet confidence I think that’s quite a
good one I enjoyed that one they moved something
from room to room searching for the escaped prisoner they moved something
from room to room searching for the escaped prisoner but which one is it
they moved something from room to room searching for the escaped prisoner just
waiting for the answers to come through because sometimes it can be very slow on
the Internet when you are watching they moved from room to room searching for
the escaped prisoner by the way it wasn’t me for those who are wondering
hello hi Lee Kwang thank you very much for your answer also we have Maria al
snow as Al’s Nia I’m sure I pronounce your name wrong
hello Henan hello also to Vlad’s hello Vlad nice to see you here as well
they moved something now we are describing the way they did it so you
might also say that they are doing it in a certain way they moved quietly they
moved quietly from room to room searching for the escaped prisoner they
moved quietly they didn’t make a sound they did it in a quiet way they moved
quietly so in that sense we are using an adverb you did it quietly Shh I suppose
another one you could use is silently so they moved silently from room to room
they moved quietly from room to room so yes I suppose you could use that as well
congratulations to everyone who had the right hand so quite a few
so quieter isn’t correct no quietly they moved quietly that’s how they did it
they moved quietly I suppose you could you could use quieter if you were saying
they did it less noisy than they did earlier so then you are comparing one
event with another but in this sense we are using quietly another one now who
this is interesting this is something they used to say to me
in China when I arrived in the studio or in the should I say the classroom
oh very interesting the pupils are much something now you are here they are much
something now you are here the pupils are much now you are here but what something smoothly something that is
happening without making a noise the pupils are much what one of the things
that people do sometimes I’ve noticed even British English writers and
spellers make this mistake they often spell the word quiet
incorrectly they quite often put an e at the end but there isn’t an e at the end
of quiet so what is the answer to the question Noemi
thank you very much sweetness Mitra also Louis and a Coby Vlad Cristina Jackson
the pupils are much what now you are here they are much quieter the pupils
are much quieter now you are here so they were noisy now they are behaving
quieter so you are describing how the classroom is behaving and of course that
would be an adjective quieter something is quieter people are behaving quieter
the pupils are much quieter now you are here
quiet so earlier they were noisy but now they are much quieter I remember
sometimes I would go into the classroom and the students would be very noisy
they would make a lot of noise in the classroom and I would have to ask them
to be silent or to be quiet before my class would begin so we did
happen a lot here’s another one are you ready
Kurama llama ding-dong I need you all to be what or else someone will know we are
here I need you all to be what or else someone will know we are here mr. Duncan
how do you spell girls well that’s a strange question Alamgir I don’t know I
don’t know how I spell girls maybe there are other ways of describing a girl but
G IRL s is how you spell girls hello also to Metro so here it is I need
you all to be what or else someone will know we are here I need you all to be
quiet quiet so please be quiet I need you all to be quiet or else someone will
know we are here so to be quiet is to be silent to make no noise to make
no sound to do something without other people knowing you are there sometimes
you have to be quiet or else someone will know you are there
quiet thank you very much a lot of people
giving the right answer there well done good one if you are enjoying this please
let me know if you don’t like it also please let me know here’s another one it
is what very what it is very something in here tonight where is everyone it is
very in here tonight where is everyone it is very I will wait for you to catch
up it’s almost like a betting game I love it
Thank You Lily oh of course there is no betting there is no money to win
unfortunately however it is a good chance to improve your listening and
also your grammar at the same time it is very what in here tonight where is
everyone we are describing the the the actual atmosphere of the room we are
using it as a noun it is very quiet you are describing everything around you Maria Maria I’m saying hello to Maria
well then it is quiet in here yes it is very quiet in here tonight where is
everyone you are describing the way the room is you are naming the sensation
that you are feeling from the room I suppose you could also use silent it is
very silent in here tonight it is very quiet in here tonight another one
would you like another one okay her teeth the teacher tried her best to want
the pupils but they took no notice the teacher tried her best to what the
pupils an interesting word here by the way the teacher tried her best to
something the pupils but they took no notice what
did she do what did the teacher do what did the teacher do when the pupils were
noisy the teacher tried her best to do something I do be the teacher tried her
best – here comes the answer are you ready for the answer
place your bets now thank you – Marwa Jamelia thank you also to Abdul Azim a
lot of people answering this one oh well done pretty good yes this is one that
might confuse a lot of people even native English speakers might get
confused by this one the teacher tried her best to the pupils but they took no
notice the answer is quieten very interesting used as a verb
so you are trying to get the class you are trying to get your pupils to be
silent or to be quiet so what you are actually doing is
trying to quieten quieten you are quieten you are you’re actually trying
to quieten the pupils it’s a great way of describing something quieten it
doesn’t actually sound like a real word does it
quieten so you want the pupils to be quiet so you
quieten them another good example I suppose is hard and soft so if something
is too soft then you harden it you need to harden it and if something is too
hard then you need to soften it quieten quieten and we normally use that
as a verb you are doing the thing you are trying to get them to be quiet
another one coming now are you ready it’s the something I’ve
ever known it to be in here it’s the something I’ve ever known it to be in
here I really wish I had printed this out it’s really annoying so I was
printing some of these things out earlier and I didn’t print out the final
one so I wonder if I can print it out now let’s have a look shall we oh I
might be able to oh yes oh well so if I get my keyboard this gives you an idea
of how my brain works sometimes so let me just see if I can actually print this
out if this works I will be so pleased if this works I will be so pleased here
we go this is exciting I think it’s going to work it’s the
something I’ve ever known it to be in here where is everyone
excuse me I have to go into the basement oh yes look at that I’ve done it I
managed to print it out you see you could tell this is live it’s definitely
alive it is the something I’ve ever known it
to be in here where is everyone but what is the answer what is the answer quite a
few people are leaving their answers the answer is d quietest it is the quietest
I’ve ever known it to be in here it is the quietest the quietest so you are
saying that you’ve never heard it or you’ve never experienced such silence
before in that particular place so in that place it is the quietest I’ve ever
known it to be in here where is everyone it is the quietest the quietest so you
are saying the extreme of something so if it was very noisy in there you would
say it is the loudest I’ve ever known it to be in here
so maybe there is loud music playing and maybe you can’t stand it so you will say
it’s the loudest I’ve ever heard it in here all the opposite it is the quietest
the quietest I’ve ever heard it to be in here the quietest so I hope that was fun
we have all two more we have two more on our list
it is much something in here than it was last night
it is much what in here than it was last night
it is much in here than it was last night we can also say noisiest yes
noisiest sweetness Mitra guys and girls please press the like for this amazing
livestream Thank You sweetness yes you are more than welcome to press like and
subscribe there it is like and subscribe you know what you know you know what I
would think you know what I think would be a good idea here on YouTube actually
would be to have a sort of similar thing to periscope where you can actually give
votes and then they appear on the screen I think that’s a good idea actually so
I’ve always wondered why they don’t do that why they don’t actually let you
vote and then the the votes will appear on the screen whilst you are
live-streaming very similar to what they do on
periscope let’s also have a look at the next one here it comes once again it is
much something in here than it was last night
it is much what in here than it was last night what is the answer hello Guadalupe hello just to greet
everyone and give my like thank you very much that’s very kind of you vent ROG
hello Vinny ROG it is much in here than it was last night what is the answer
the answer is quieter it is much quieter in here than
it was last night much quieter so last night
maybe it was noisy maybe the the music was playing loudly but tonight it is not
as noisy it is quieter in here than it was last night so you are comparing one
thing with another so I am comparing the noise tonight to how it was last night
it is much quieter quieter and there is the word quieter hello also to Jamelia thank you very
much for your answer thank you very much that’s very nice a lot of lovely
comments today on the live chat and also the live stream and I think we will have
one more shall we have one more okay one more the children are always noisy at
first but they will something later the children are always noisy at first but
they will something later but what will they do later what will they do the
children are always noisy at first but they will be or they will something
later what will they be I will give you a few moments to give your answer do to
do to do to do to do to do to do did you did you did you did I didn’t I didn’t I
don’t know Thank You Cecilia thank you Christina my
war nice to see you here as well thank you also to a lockrey or L quarry
hello L quarry thank you very much dang NAB thank you very much for your
answer as well sweetness Noemi and a Coby but what is
the correct answer what is the correct answer
the children are always noisy at first but they will something later what will
they do they will quieten they will quieten once again so they will quieten
later don’t worry they are noisy at the moment but later they will quieten they
will quieten so they will start to stop talking they will begin to become silent
and quiet they will quieten later I always think
this looks very strange when you see it written down because it doesn’t look
like a real word but it is quiet and you quieten something you make something
become quieter we could also say but they will be quieter later the children
are always noisy at first but they will be quieter later so that is another one
you can use but in this sense we are using quieten they will quieten later
they will become quiet I love your grammar quiz thank you very much I hope
you’ve enjoyed that so that is something I will do from time to time especially
during the week we will have a little quiz
to test you on your grammar and I’ve decided to call this thing for some
reason I’ve decided to call it grammar llama ding-dong so we will do this again sometime next
week or maybe even on Friday oh is that a good idea I hope so
I hope you enjoyed that’s something a little bit different hello also to Lena
I have missed something so I made a mistake don’t worry you can always watch
this again later on there is a current trend at the moment on YouTube I don’t
know if you’ve noticed but there are a lot of people promising to make you rich
very quickly is it possible to become rich quickly by taking at one of these
schemes I know nowadays a lot of people have
decided to become sellers on Amazon for example but the problem is everyone is
now doing it so there isn’t really that much money to be made now than maybe a
couple of years ago and I always think this is the problem with something that
becomes popular it becomes popular and then everyone does the same thing and
because of that there is not so much money to go around so you can’t make as
much money as you could have made a couple of years ago so I think it is a
little a little misleading that’s the word
hello no-name way off in the deep end like usual I don’t know what that means
but I’m sure you will try to explain it as best you can so if someone offers you
something if they say come on join my scheme you can get rich really quickly
do you think it’s real do you think it’s true as I always say if it seems too
good to be true quite often it is did I like that music
by the way that music is now playing in my head over and over again I can’t get
rid of it I can’t believe it thanks a lot for your company today by
the way thank you also to Cristina you also to be Niraj nice to see you
back here again today I will be with you of course on Friday Sunday Wednesday
Friday you can catch me here live on YouTube don’t forget that I am here all
the time hello also – Oh Rafi
I’m sorry Rolfie I missed you today but there you are right now
great exercise to improve our English yes I hope so I hope you enjoyed it
it’s the first time I’ve tried it I wasn’t sure if you would like it or not
but I always try my best hello to everyone who has joined me
thanks a lot for your lovely company if you want to see my youtube videos by the
way I have lots and lots of videos on my youtube channel and now I’m going to
show you an example of one of my lessons this is an excerpt from full English
number 26 we will have a look at it right now can you see what I’m standing inside
this is something you will see a lot on a countryside walk here in England this
is a type of gate that is used on public footpaths in rural areas it is called a
kissing gate you will often see them around the edges of farmland where a
public footpath comes into a farmer’s field the shape of a kissing gate means
that only one person can go through at any time the gate will not open right
out thus preventing livestock such as sheep from escaping the gate is closed
off on both sides this is because of the shape of the enclosure
it is normally semicircular or square in shape the gate touches or kisses each
side of the enclosure which gives this gate its name it is a kissing gate it
allows people to pass through whilst keeping the farmers livestock enclosed
in the field can you see what I have here this is
string it is a useful item for tying things up with you tie things with
string you tie up something and to keep it in place or to bind things together
the word string can also be used in other ways too as a phrasal verb you can
use the word string to mean lead someone on by making them beliefs something
that’s not true you string them along you are stringing them along you are
cheating them to fall someone into believing something that’s untrue
is string along I don’t believe a word of what you’re saying you are just
stringing me along as a verb to string up means to hang something with a rope
to execute a person by hanging them by their neck is to string up then there is
the phrase highly strung which means to be oversensitive and easily upset a
highly strung person tends to overreact to things he has a reputation for being
highly strung so be careful what you say it’s time to take a look at another
buzzword a buzzword is a word or phrase used frequently during a certain period
or for a certain reason today’s buzz word is millennial the word millennial
can be used as an adjective or noun in its general term the word refers to a
period of 1,000 years for example a millennial cycle which relates to the
time something takes to complete or come round again then there is the more
modern use which is a person who will reach young adulthood
during the early 21st century a person who will be a young adult in the early
2000s can be described as a millennial we often hear about millennial trends
and millennial habits concerning young adults in today’s society the adjective
describes the person while the noun refers to the status young adults in the
early 21st century are Millennials the needs of the average millennial tend to
be technology based social media sites often find it hard to keep up with the
demands of the Millennial user are you a millennial this particular buzzword is
often used when discussing the needs and requirements of the current and the next
generation of young adults here are a couple of words that sound alike but
have very different meanings the words are allowed and allowed they share the
same phonetics but their definitions are completely dissimilar first of all the
word allowed means to do something audibly that is to say that something is
done that can be heard for example not in a low whisper but in a voice that can
be heard the thing in question is being done aloud he read the letter aloud for
all to hear the word aloud is an adverb it describes how
something is being done then there is allowed which is a verb that means to
give permission or to consent to something you allow something to happen
it is allowed one person has allowed another person to do something the sign
says no ballgames allowed I’m sorry but no one is allowed in this room on a side
note to allow also means to put aside something so something else can be done
I will allow a couple of hours this afternoon for a rest to consider
something or to keep something in mind is also allow you must allow for delays
before starting your journey hmm and very soon you will be able to follow all
of my lessons on my new website which is coming in the next couple of weeks
oh my goodness it’s true I’m not joking there will be a new website I am at the
moment creating it it is taking a lot of work and effort because I’m doing it all
on my own I’m not getting any help whatsoever so I’m having to do it by
myself thank you also to Ralphy today who says
and I hope you make another English quiz like this but with prepositions
yes prepositions are another fascinating part of the English language the
position the place where something is how it is positioned prepositions they
are quite fun to look at I think so I love your kissing gate mr. Duncan yes
that particular kissing gate that you saw in the video is just at the back of
my house it’s not very far away from where I live so it’s very near by this
week we said goodbye to something do you know what we said goodbye to this week
we said a sad fond farewell to Windows 7 sadly we had
to say goodbye to Windows 7 this week I have a laptop that has Windows 7
installed in it and it works really well but now it keeps telling me that I have
to buy a new computer unfortunately so now I keep being told
that I have to buy a new computer and I suppose the sound that I would hear
would be sort of like this yeah like that that’s it that’s the one I used to
hate on Windows 7 and also the earlier versions of Windows whenever you made a
mistake if you click the wrong thing it would always go boom-boom I used to hate
that sound very much I really hated it today’s live stream is very quiet I
agree with you where is everyone now I could only assume that once more people
are not being informed or told about my live stream so I am a little surprised
to be honest I don’t know why I said goodbye to Windows 7 that is my problem
Thank You Kristina yes uh-oh I always thought that Windows 7 was quite good
however the wall I miss the the operating system that I really loved on
my computer was Windows Vista who remembers Windows Vista I loved Windows
Vista sadly it disappeared and then we had Windows I think it was Windows 8
which was a disaster and then they had Windows 10 so in between those things we
had Windows 7 so a lot of people are still running Windows 7 on their PC
however unfortunately I have had to update my computer that I bought a
couple of years ago that runs Windows 7 Professional but my poor little laptop
that I’ve had for around 10 years
unfortunately there will be no more updates for Windows 7 so sadly we had to
say a fond farewell to Windows 7 on our computers this week so what operating
system do you use have you been caught out by the change there’s one thing I
know I am NOT buying a new laptop I will keep my old laptop so if it doesn’t work
properly well that’s it really Oh Windows XP
yes Windows XP was another one that was very popular a lot of people are still
running Windows XP can you believe it but it’s true so I remember Windows 2000
as well does anyone remember Windows 2000 I don’t think anyone remembers it
to be honest because it didn’t do very well
Windows Vista a lot of people said they don’t like that one oh I see
well I think Windows XP was was one that a lot of people did not want to get rid
of but now we have to run Windows 10 so for those who haven’t got it so for
those who are still running Windows 7 on their computers you have to update to
the latest operating system Oh buy a new computer I don’t think so
alum gear Windows 7 is quite professional and very fast
yes I agree I always liked Windows 7 I always thought it was a very good
operating system what do you suggest to buy me oh dear
I can’t give you that sort of advice I wouldn’t describe myself as a computer
expert however on the computer I’m using now to broadcast to you now I’m using
Windows 10 professional but that’s because I have no choice because of the
software that I’m running on my computer you have to have the the high-end
operating system unfortunately if something is high-end
it means it is designed for professionals or it uses a lot more
technology or it has many more features so I am using the high-end Windows 10
but that’s only because of the operating system and also the software that I’m
running in my computer thank you very much for your company and I am going in
a moment but I will be back on Friday there you can see the time 2:00 p.m. UK
time Sunday Wednesday and Friday thank you very much for your company I will be
going soon unfortunately I have a lot of things to do today a lot of things going
on at the moment in my life away from YouTube sadly but I will be back with
you on Friday is that a deal shall we make it a date okay no problem
Rob he says it would be great if people could upgrade their brains if only if
only we could do that maybe in the future we will be able to put little
cards or maybe have a little input on the side of our head that we can
actually install information directly into our brains wouldn’t that be nice I
think so I hope I have been successful in installing some information into your
brains today on the English addict live stream see you later thanks Christine
thanks Ralphie thank you to Jamelia thank you also to highly quang thanks a
lot to Lilia thanks a lot thank you very much to your your company I always
appreciate it especially at the moment this is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of
English saying thanks for watching today see you on Friday
2:00 p.m. UK time and of course until the next time we meet here on YouTube ta ta for now 😎

3 comments

  1. TIME CODES – click on the blue time codes to skip forward to…
    START OF LESSON – 2:40 ARE YOU A MISANTHROPE? – 16:22
    GRAMMA-LAMMA-DING-DONG – 29:07 FULL ENGLISH 25 (video excerpt) – 1:03:57
    BYE BYE WINDOWS 7 – 1:11:34

  2. Hello mr duncan, your new feature is absolutely fantastic and fun way to check grammar, please keep it continue.I hope your mother will be back on her feet very soon.prayers for your mother from karachi, Pakistan

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