English Addict Live Lesson – 3rd January 2020 – Public Transport Words – Modes of Travel

English Addict Live Lesson – 3rd January 2020 – Public Transport Words – Modes of Travel

stop it stop it oh I love these
distractions hello everyone oh look at the view out of the window at
the moment it’s so nice at the moment what a beautiful day it is welcome
everyone welcome to another episode yes we are live it is English addict from
the United Kingdom you see what was happening Steve at the
moment is outside doing some gardening and he decided to start tapping and
waving at the window from outside into my studio and it was very distracting
that’s all I can say hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are you
today are you ok I hope so are you happy I hope so
so here we are just three days into 2020 and already we are on the verge of
having a third world war isn’t it great what a super start to a new year and of
course if World War three breaks out I will be streaming it live right here on
YouTube so you won’t miss a moment of it so here we go then it is 2020 not only
that it is also Friday I don’t know what’s going on at the
moment it seems the human race will never learn human beings will never
learn even though it’s 2020 but to be honest with you the universe doesn’t
care if it’s 2020 only we know that it’s 2020 only human beings have decided that
this particular moment of time exists in the thing we call 2020 but to be honest
with you the universe doesn’t care the cosmos couldn’t give a toss to be honest
so here we go I hope you are feeling good today I’m
not too bad I’m just getting back to the the normality whatever that is so life
has been on hold for a few days whilst we had Christmas and then the New Year
arrived so we are all just getting back to normal here in the UK I don’t know
what’s happening where you are because I’m not there you see so I hope you are
well we are now already at 10 minutes past 2:00 Wow was I really that late
today I can’t believe how late I was arriving today I’m sorry about that by
the way you can catch me on YouTube on Sunday Wednesday and Friday 2 p.m. UK
time is when you can catch me right here on YouTube Sunday Wednesday Friday 2
p.m. UK time I will give you the times later on just in case you missed them so
I hope you are feeling good have you had a grand day ooh
how grand has your day being has it been really grand or only a little grand I
think that’s a word we don’t use very often
you never hear people say grand anymore so if something is large
extravagant or maybe something is very beautiful to look at it is large so
normally something that is of a large scale can be described as grand but of
course also something that has been enjoyable and fun can be described as
grand we had a grand day the other day something amazing something super duper
of course you can have a grandparent so a grandparent a grandmother a
grandfather so we can use all of those words and they all contain that super
duper word grande of course grande can also mean a thousand as a slang word so
you might say my boss gave me a grand bonus last week so that actually means a
thousand pounds so when we talk about a grand quite often we are saying 1,000
normally concerning money so here we go let’s have a look at the live chat whoa
what a few days it has been I don’t know about you but I always find Christmas
and the New Year very exhausting and of course I was here with you on the 1st of
January we were doing a live stream now mr. Steve as I mentioned earlier Steve
at the moment is outside doing some gardening however I have a feeling that
Steve is not going to come on today I think he’s feeling a little bit shy to
be honest you might not believe this you might be completely surprised to find
out that Steve is actually quite a shy person I know it seems hard to believe
so mr. Steve the shy person that he is will not be joining us today however
I am going to try and lure mr. Steve I am going to try to get him to come into
the studio and join us on the live chat because I have in my hand something that
mr. Steve loves can you see that that is a chocolate finger and I happen to know
that mr. Steve is a big fan of chocolate fingers so on this beautiful porcelain
plate there is a chocolate finger so this is what I will be tempting Steve
with a little bit later on so as soon as Steve gets the smell as soon as he can
smell that beautiful creamy chocolate I think he will come into the studio and
join us I don’t think he will be able to resist to be honest I think he will be
in here like a shocked as soon as he finds out that I’ve got his favorite
snack right here a lovely fresh creamy milk chocolate finger isn’t that lovely
I will try my best not to drop it on the floor so there it is
so we will try to do that later we will try to tempt mr. Steve into the studio
but I might need your help as well so please send all of your positive
thoughts to bring mr. Steve here onto the live stream today we are talking
about quite a few subjects one in particular public transport now this is
something I want to talk about today and I can safely say I have never talked
about this before it seems incredible so this is actually a subject I’ve never
discussed before ever which I find incredible because it’s something we all
use something that most of us use at some point in our lives public transport
the mean of getting around so I know walking is
good for you I know that walking is very beneficial it can keep you healthy for
many many years it can extend your life however sometimes walking can be very
tiring especially if you have to travel a very long way so quite often people
will use public transport they will get on public transport so that is something
we are talking about today we will also be talking about different modes of
transport so can you see that their modes of transport so when we say modes
of transport we are talking about types so the different types of transport and
there are quite a few in fact some of them have been around for a lot longer
than you might realize so modes of transport public transport
we will be talking about today however we have something even more important to
mention we have the live chat hello live chat are you ok I hope so
so here we go live chat is up and running who is first on the live chat oh
let’s have a look hello Sasi Lehrer hello Sasi lira or
Lehrer I’ve not seen you before here on the
live chat is it your first time can I say congratulations because you are
first on today’s live chat I can’t contain my excitement I really
can’t hello also to Julie Julie ji is here as well
sweetness hello mr. Duncan and hi to everyone yes it is Friday the end of the
week although here in the UK it has been a very short week because yesterday
everyone in the UK went back to work after the long Christmas break so most
people are now back at work here in the UK a lot of very miserable people around
the UK who are having to go back to work after their lovely long Christmas break
lilia hello Lillian nice to see you here again haven’t seen you for a while I
hope you had a good Christmas and I suppose I should say Happy New Year as
well because it is still the new year we are just three days into 2020 so yes I
suppose I should say Happy New Year I wonder how long you can actually say
Happy New Year for before you have to stop saying it so can I say Happy New
Year on the 10th of January can I still say it so when does it become too late
to say Happy New Year so can I say Happy New Year at the start
of February can I is it strange is it silly will I get people chasing me down
the road with large dicks I don’t know hello also to Tran Luis Mendez Luis
Mendez hello to you a big bonjour to Paris and France Belarusian hello
everyone hello Belarusian I noticed today you are using your normal account
on YouTube thank you very much also Eman also 2ts nakorn Krishna curry and
so hang cry hang cry Brahma who is watching in India a big hello to India
at the moment so here we are now in 2020 how does it feel to be in 2020 as I
mentioned the other day it sounds like we are in some sort of science fiction
film 2020 the year that humanity made the giant leap forward or backwards who
knows it’s still early days marela hello Marella Alamgir also Angelo
we have a lot of people already on the live chat thank you for joining me today
how lovely to see you here also fredericka Caesar can I also say
hello to Olga and also Petros for your lovely lovely donations so hello and
thank you for your donations you are more than welcome to make a donation by
the way and of course you can write to me and follow me on Facebook as well hmm so the big question is will we be
able to tempt will we be able to tempt mr. Steve into the studio I have his
favorite snack here a lovely chocolate finger so I’m going to try and tempt mr.
Steve into the studio at around about half past two so we will see if we can
get mr. Steve to come in and join us because he’s feeling a little bit shy
today I don’t know why I have no idea maybe it’s his time of the month or
something like that who knows Angela Angela is watching in Italy Mecca recei
or maker C hello to you watching in Algeria nice to see you as well also
Cory lean areas here hello mr. Duncan hello everyone happy
new year we are going to celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January says
Lina thank you also for your lovely donation as well today thank you very
much I received it this morning thanks a lot I do appreciate your help because I
do everything here for free it costs you nothing so on the 7th of January some
people will be celebrating Christmas those who don’t follow the Gregorian
calendar hello Luciano hello also to Silvia
hello netra pal Mira nice to see you here as well today well
so many people are joining in now I have my lovely cameras outside I’m wondering
if I can get a shot of the bird feeder so there it is there is the bird feeder
that is in my front garden and mr. Steve was out there a few minutes ago
disturbing the birds but I think he’s gone now so it looks
like mr. Steve has gone back into the house and the birds are now feeding in
the front garden so normally I show you the bird feeder in the back garden but
there you can see a live view right now and you can see a black bird lurking
around in the background oh he’s gone there’s one thing I’ve noticed about
black birds they will often chase each other around they are not very friendly
to each other the black birds they they don’t seem to get along very well
especially the males so male black birds will often fight and
they will often hold their territory very aggressively quite aggressive birds
black birds sometimes especially during the mating season so there it is outside
at the moment a lovely view and also we have another view looking into the
distance you can see that the Sun is out today so we actually have sunshine at
the moment so there is a lot of so around blue sky and it’s not too cold
here in the UK it’s about 9 degrees which is still very warm for this time
of year to be honest hmm live English we’re talking about
public transport today public transport and also different modes of transport
ways that we all get around what about you do you ever use public transport do
you ever go out and about using public transport I will be honest with you here
in the UK public transport here in the UK doesn’t have a very good reputation
especially trains something we will be talking about later on so we will
mention that later there are certain types of transport here in the UK that
people are very dissatisfied with they hate public transport here in the UK
hello – Eamonn hello Eamonn hello also – Cecilia and Nicole I think I’ve said
hello to you already Lilia says you are tapping into an amazing topic mr. Duncan
by sharing your stance on the nature of time if tree falls down in a forest and
no one is around can you say that the tree has fallen or not or does it make a
sound so this is a little bit like Schrodinger’s cat that is in the box so
there is a way of looking at reality and the way that things happen around us so
if something happens but no one sees it does it mean that it has happened is the
cat alive in the box or dead who knows it could be both hello also –
Julie Julie G again Thanks for seeing me here today thanks for joining me
I always appreciate the fact that you join me so I give up my time but also
you give up some of your time as well to watch me Lewis says in Paris the public
transport is very good well I was in Paris last year in 2019 so I was in
Paris and I must be honest with you I was very impressed with the public
transport especially the underground trains very good very easy to get around
the underground trains in Paris very impressive I thought and also not
very expensive which surprised me a lot because here in the UK and this is
something I’m talking about later here in the UK public transport especially if
you want to go by train is very expensive and every year in January
every year the train fares so the charge for using the trains goes up it goes up
every year hello to Sudhir also hello to Wilson Wilson says in the country of
Colombia they use a donkey as a way of transportation or a means of
transportation so the means of transportation is the way you move
around donkeys can go to the country by themselves carrying heavy stuff yes I’ve
seen that I’ve seen pictures of donkeys and horses
I believe they call them pack horses so a pack horse is a horse that carries
goods or maybe belongings packages or suitcases on their backs
pack horses you are right Luis Paris has a really good underground
network says Anna yes I was very impressed
I must admit and also I suppose another thing to mention generally is the amount
of traffic that was in Paris moving around on the roads and how all of the
traffic just merged together so they didn’t they
didn’t seem to be any real rules or control on the roads in Paris so that’s
another thing that I noticed in fact in certain ways it reminded me a little bit
of China so in China the rules on the road are not exactly clear and I had a
feeling that they were very similar to that in Paris
I’m sure if I’m wrong you will correct me hello also Kelly hello Corey nice to
see you here as well so it is the 3rd of January a brand new year
how has 2020 been for you so far has it been a good year I know we are only
three days into the new year but you never know apparently a third world war
is on its way so it’s a bit it’s a bit disappointing isn’t it really
hello also to Diego hello Diego Wilson the donkey’s are often seen in the towns
is that a question or a statement I’m not sure hello Kelly as well thanks
Kelly nice to see you as well we have a lot of things to talk about today yes
there are always things to talk about and welcome back blue thunder we haven’t
seen you for a very long time I think you’ve been busy with your studies so
you’ve been busy with your studying and your exams so it’s nice to see blue
thunder back with us again so welcome back
hello also to cedilla transport has been improving over the years in Pakistan so
I’m always fascinated to find out what public transport is like in other
countries here in the UK as I mentioned earlier our public transport doesn’t
have a very good reputation not very good at all especially one particular
the type of transport which we will mention later
so I suppose as we are now approaching 232 on a Friday afternoon I’m going to
try and see if I can get mr. Steve to come into the studio because he doesn’t
want to come in today he doesn’t want to appear at all he said this morning he
said no I’m not appearing today I’m not going to I’m too shy and I thought maybe
there’s a way maybe there is a way of getting mr. Steve to come back on and I
think I have the perfect plan so here in my hand I have a plate and on the plate
there is a snack and it just happens to be mr. Steve’s favorite snack it is a
chocolate finger so what I’m going to do now is I’m going to start to move the
chocolate finger around and then hopefully the smell of the chocolate the
aroma of the milk chocolate will fill the air but I also need your help as
well so can everybody out there in YouTube land please wish wish that mr.
Steve will smell he will detect the smell of this lovely beautiful
confectionery so after three we will start the process of luring mr. Steve
into the studio so here we go let’s try it so I’m going to make the chocolate
scent the aroma of chocolate will now feel the air mr. Steve is he coming as
he detected the chocolate yet here we go be quiet everyone he’s very shy he’s
like a little timid animal I’ve got you let’s go we’ve caught him
everyone we’ve caught him is a little is a little he is struggling is struggling
okay not late to Steve well I’m just trying to subdue Steve subdue him okay
subdued you saw the change that shock to mr. Duncan it was just delicious you
know how I like I was going to be rude there mr. Duncan everyone say anything
please oh oh oh we live mr. Duncan to the world you’re alive now I know you
said this morning that you didn’t want to come on but I knew that you wouldn’t
be able to resist a chocolate finger I just Steve is very partial to a
chocolate finger aren’t you well yes I do like them they are my favorite
well that means we’ve got one less because what we do mr. Duncan hello
everybody by the way this is quite unusual I’ve been on three times have
entire mr. Duncan this is amazing in the last what since Christmas okay I’m all
excited because I’m fired up mr. Duncan it’s a lovely day well we saw you in the
garden well I saw you in the garden you were tapping on my window and you
distracted me looming me no I didn’t film you but I I did see you at the
window anyway you were very distracting because I was trying to start my
livestream and you you kept waving to me and tapping on the window and it really
distracted me ever such a lot well I just thought I’m coming up the garden I
wanted to let mr. Duncan know that I may come on to the livestream today
hmm if I was tempted hmm and sure enough I was so I thought I would just wait you
through the windy but all you needed to have done is just like that and I would
have stopped just acknowledged my presence I’ve been out in the garden mr.
Duncan wished me noticed what you mean you’ve been filming me like a No I’ve
already told you I’m not filming you I mentioned it oh oh right okay I’m glad
to see you’re following this mean you’ve been filming me in the garden mr. Duncan
oh I haven’t been filming oh no yes because it’s a lovely day today and I
just thought I want to go outside there and tidy up a particular part of the
garden which always looks a bit messy now mr. Duncan mr. Duncan viewers he
hates me if he sees me getting out my loppers or the saw he’s always worried
what is mr. Steve going to cut down in the garden I always wonder what Steve is
going to do in the garden when he has his large tools in his hand yes because
mr. Duncan doesn’t like me to cut back bushes he’s got a thing he hates it he
likes them too just to go grow wild but you have to if anyone out there has a
garden you have to keep it under control I do realize it starts to look messy I
do feel as if we’ve talked about this subject many times we have but I just
thought I would touch we’ve got new viewers who don’t know yes we have
actually hello – can I just say hello to a couple of new viewers motivation treat
it is my first time to catch you live and isn’t it amazing it certainly is and
welcome Luciano’s seem to have no idea what’s
happening I don’t know what’s happening did you hear the applause yes I did I’m
sure you know what I think I think Steve Steve is going deaf well I’ve got these
I take these off cuz I was in the garden of course sorry I’m a bit hot how many
hats are you wearing I was getting very hot it’s surprisingly
hot outside I’ve cut back have you seen what I’ve been doing in the garden mr.
Duncan I did notice in fact we were looking we were looking at the bird
feeder because you were lurking around there earlier but the birds have gone
because you scared them away oh well no all right there were lots of
as I was clearing the garden hmm there were lots of bobbing along
I saw the Robin watching you he was watching mean he kept coming in because
when you disturb the ground particularly Rather’s leaves or all bits of wood when
you disturb the ground of course lots of insects are uncovered and so the birds
like to fly in particularly the Robins have a very very tame and unafraid of
our presence yes I think Robins are quite brave they are they they’re they
I’m not afraid when they see something that you know they’ll come within a few
feet of you so they start to see all the insects that I’m uncovering and in there
go and pick them off and eat them I would describe the Robin in one word
opportunist yes I think that’s a brilliant word so Robins the bird the
little bird with the red breast I would describe it as an opportunist so when it
sees the chance when it sees an opportunity it will take it so I think
that’s one of it they will they always hang around so quite often in the UK you
will see Robins watching the general public especially in parks and do you
remember when we went to Wales and we actually got a Robin to land on our hand
and we were feeding it weren’t we they’re very tame it was a
using Robins are one of the few rare wild birds that are very tameable and
will come very close to you if you’ve got food they can be tamed or as most
wild birds will stay a long way away from you and fly off but Robins that
won’t yes so I can tame Robins I can tame most
animals but sadly I can’t tame mr. Steve I’m Daryl feral he is a ferocious beast
if you say somebody’s feral it means that they’re they’re sort of wild
they’re not tamed a feral beast is is is is an animal that is not tame it lives
in the wild apparently flower Espoir hello to you
has changed her clothes and unfortunately I now have the flu get
well soon flower Espoir we are talking about
something today Steve we are almost back to normal but mr. Steve is joining us
because he’s still on holiday he’s on holiday from work so so this is the last
time you’ll be with us for a while public public transport we are talking
about today now my first question I suppose for mr. Steve is do you like
public transport public transport me a man of my station and importance do you
think I would be seen on public transport mr. Duncan well I well judging
by your attitude I would say no well no I’ve never really traveled very much on
public transport because and it’s the same with a lot of people in the UK
because there is a high proportion of car ownership in the UK and people only
tend to use public transport if it’s easy to use I mean lots of people use
public transport because for example if you live in big cities like London
Birmingham Manchester you can’t really dry driving
because there’s nowhere to park there’s congestion charges so for a lot of
people who live in big cities they have to use public transport trains buses but
because my job involves I don’t have a place of work because I’m in sales
so my base is at home so I have to travel to lots of different places
during the day and different days of different places therefore I have to use
a car that’s it well I don’t think you’re your employer your employer
wouldn’t expect you to to do your job by catching buses up at the the salespeople
that we have that live in London we’ve got about five that live and work around
the London area but they do use the buses the tubes because it’s impossible
to to use the car because you can’t get anywhere quickly and it’s too expensive
the big problem with London and it’s a very basic problem London was built a
very long time ago so most of the streets most of the roads in the centre
of London are the same exactly the same as they were when they were first
created and of course London was created a long long time ago most of the streets
most of the roads were created before the invention of the motorcar before the
invention of of most things that we take for granted nowadays so most of the
streets or many of the streets in London are narrow because they never thought
that they would need to make them any wider so they didn’t need to be wide
because they didn’t have vehicles they didn’t have motor cars or lorries and
that’s the reason why when you go to London the first thing you will notice
in London is many of the streets are very narrow and that’s because London
was was built with that same thing in mind they thought well we don’t need to
make the roads very wide as long as people can move up and down them that’s
all it matters and of course the population has increased dramatically so
over the last hundred years so there are therefore lots of more people there
caught this is of course a problem all around the world is congestion due to
cars yeah I think in this country we have think there’s at least a hundred
million cars something like that in the UK that’s a lot and that’s what about
sixty million people there’s at least one for every person and and of course
in the UK a lot of people will be living in in countries that are much much
bigger than the UK but in the UK is quite a small country is that yeah well
that’s interesting I don’t want to talk about this too much because we have
about a hundred things to talk about today around a hundred things to talk
about oh I won’t be here for all of it I’ve counted them I’ve counted them
hundred things how many of you got through so far non public transport is
something that we use quite often what it was going to mention Steve last night
they were talking about the Australian fires so a state of emergency now in
Australia where wildfires are occurring all over the place but it was
interesting that they showed the the scale of Australia compared to the UK
yes and and Australia is huge it is it really is a huge country well
technically it’s a continent but the UK is tiny it’s so small compared with
Australia well it’s only that from the top of
Scotland to the bottom of the of England it’s only about 600 miles yeah but that
what’s that about a thousand kilometers so most people don’t actually appreciate
just how small the UK is but also how large of the countries are especially
Australia it’s a huge place it takes to fly from one side of Australia to the
other Steve takes hours well I know I know people that have gone on holiday to
Australia are thinking about we want to go out
to Australia on holiday and the and the thing they would say is I enjoyed it but
I spent most of the time traveling hmm because to get to anywhere difference in
the UK I mean that the width of the UK for example is only 300 miles there
about 500 kilometers wide and I said about a thousand kilometers long but you
wouldn’t ever go to the really top bit so in reality you’re only working with
it with an area for about 3 500 by 500 kilometres most that you would ever go
to visit yes but the thing is another thing worth mentioning is we hate
traveling British people now this is I can say this safely there is one thing
we hate doing isn’t there Steve British people we hate traveling anywhere well
we don’t we get we get easily upset if the journey is is held up and of course
because we’re a small country with a lot of people I mean France for example has
the same sort of population as us but double the landmass at least so people
are spread out a lot more so in the UK there’s a lot of people concentrated in
two relatively small area we don’t realise how spoiled we are here in the
UK we live on a very tiny island it really is small and of course the the
the transport links that have been built are okay hmm but because they’ve been
developed over a long period of time they’re not ideal yes there are some you
know obviously some some good public transport by train but it’s very
difficult to track I don’t like travelling by train I used to travel a
lot by bus when I was are you going to go through the various time so we have a
lot I mean we’ve got about a tall way we’ve got about six hundred things to
talk about right so we talked about the relative size of the UK to to others I
mean really to get to anywhere major I mean to for us to get to London mmm 30
takes a couple of hours yeah well from if you if you travel from Birmingham
Londyn it’s about one hour and 40 minutes one and a half hour between the
two major cities in the u.s. that’s quite a long distance as far as we’re
concerned yes I’m sure for for other people watching it’s nothing but it’s
about two hundred two hundred and twenty miles but that’s a long way for us so
120 miles is is like forever for British people because we hate travelling and
one of the most common forms of transport besides the car is the train
and people do not like travelling by train for various reasons I suppose one
of them is the actual infrastructure I love that word by the way infrastructure
infrastructure so everything that makes SERP that type of transport so not just
the trains but also what the trains run on and how the trains run and where the
trains stop at so everything has to be built in creation the tracks yes so
everything has to be built and created and it has to be maintained and I think
here in the UK it hasn’t been maintained very well so a lot of our infrastructure
as far as the railway system is concerned is not very good we are way
behind Europe in terms of public services we don’t put anywhere near as
much money into our public services as the rest of Europe does I think a lot
less my people would be surprised I think a lot of people would be surprised
to hear that I think the highest amount of money that’s spent on public services
in Europe is Germany and France Italy and Spain are probably not far behind
but we’re a long way behind because a larger proportion of the population in
the UK owned cars but that even I’m in the state of the roads in the UK is very
poor and yes a lot of poor than it used to be because we’ve had since the crack
the 2009 crash we’ve had we’ve been living in what they call austerity yes
and they cut a lot of public services significantly and of the spending the
spending on public services has been cut back a lot not just the transport but
health and everything but we’re getting into other areas yes but yes compared to
the rest of Europe the spend is is lot lower than the UK so there has been very
little money put in to all of the things that that exist as far as transport is
concerned so I would imagine many people are surprised to hear that because I
suppose you would think that the UK Great Britain everything is fantastic
but we have I would say we probably have one of the worst rail networks in the
world well I wouldn’t send the world but
certainly in Europe well in your I mean whenever I’ve been to France Germany the
railway systems there are a seem to be a lot more reliable seem to be a lot more
off than we’ve cut back a lot of services and in the sixties they cut
back dramatically on the on the number of a train journeys and of course really
to the Train is a lot more environmentally friendly than the roads
and somebody mentioned earlier about do you have trams
oh yeah well this is something I’m talking about later this is one of the
600,000 things we are mentioning today so I may have to go back in the garden
mr. Duncan because at some point I may have to leave you okay but because
because I’ve left a lot of Garden implements tools out there and lots of
bushes needle chopping down okay so I’m sorting into the bin so what I will do
Steve I’ll let you go I don’t go now okay I’ll save a bit longer we’re not on
for very how you don’t you know we’re not on for very long
okay then and maybe I’ll stay public transport is something that we talk
about a lot here in the UK especially this time of year because normally the
the charges or the fare for using public transport always goes up in January so
this has become a tradition almost so if you use pub
transport normally you have to commute Steve can be mute I love this word so to
commute simply means to move around you use maybe a certain form of transport to
get from one place to another you commute so when we talk about a person
who commutes quite often they will need to travel maybe to their job so maybe
they live in I don’t know they live in Brighton but they work in London so
every day they have to commute or the other way round all the way from
Brighton of course a lot of London a lot of people don’t want to live in the big
cities so a lot of people live just outside the cities maybe 20 30 miles out
and the further you live away from the city generally the cheaper the property
is because you can’t have an average job and work in London and live in London
because it’s far too expensive so most people will have to live outside the
city in order to afford somewhere to live yes and so therefore they have to
do this daily commute they have no choice they have to travel to work
probably the same bus the same time or the same train every day and it’s not
something I mean I’ve I’ve used to work in the hospital for seven years and I
have to travel every day sometimes with cycles sometimes I Drive and that gets
very boring the same journey and a lot of people OTT of people watching will
relate to that I’ve got one place of work it’s the same journey no I don’t
remember sometimes you drive you don’t remember the journey I’ve been there
I’ve been there Steve remember in the past for many years I used to have to
travel by bus and train when I was working in certain places I absolutely
hated it and the worst part is when everything goes wrong and quite often he
does so you want your cat by the way sorry
cydia wants your cat P likes it os Lee likes it thank you very much
travel so you travel from one place to another so the person that travels can
be described as a commuter so a person who moves around the country or maybe
from one town to another because they have to get to work and of course at the
end of the day they have to come back home they are a commuter many people now
do travel long distances to get to work especially around London because living
in London is very expensive you may have heard that living in London is not a
cheap thing to do so many people now choose to live outside London in areas
that are not so expensive to live in and where the property is a little bit more
affordable however in London very expensive so more
and more people now have become commuters they are described or each
person is described as a commuter are you a commuter I’m not can I just lilius
just ask me what I used to do in the hospital because I’ve mentioned it
before I used to work in the labs in the laboratories mm-hmm so a lot of
hospitals when you go in you need to have blood tests and your doctor might
send blood tests and we had a there was a big lab in the hospital and we used to
do all the testing on the blood to see if you see how ill you are hmm not very
nice so you were surrounded by blood I was I had there was blood everywhere
occasionally drop it blood urine anything that comes out of your body we
have to test okay and I’ve got some interesting stories about that but we
won’t go into it now we won’t go into any of those stories so a person who
travels quite often they will be a passenger passenger so you might notice
that the word pass is there in fact you will find that this word or the
beginning of this word is used in a lot of things create related to travel
including Passport as well so passenger a person who
travels around who has to move from one place to another they normally have to
sit in a car a bus train taxi in fact there are many ways of traveling around
which we will look at in a little while so when you travel you will often have
to go back and forth you travel to a place and then later after you finish
your job Steve you will return home you will often go back and forth that means
you’re going back and back to the same going to one destination back again and
you keep going to the same place several times if you say oh I’m going back and
forth all day mmm it means you’ve been going backwards and forwards probably to
the same place or somewhere near constantly and I suppose it’s worth
mentioning as well Steve that not not not everyone works in an office or a
place that’s fixed a lot of people also work on a basis of travelling around
like sales people like myself so Steve’s job means that he has to travel all the
time from place to place so because sales is something that quite often
involves moving around from location to location so you will go back and forth I
think it’s safe to say in your job Steve you do a lot of this you go back and
forth yes if you want to travel what do we normally have to pay well quite often
if you use public transport you will have to pay a fare and this is something
that is in the news right now in the UK isn’t it it is because particularly with
the trains if you are a person that has no alternative in that you need to use
public transport to get to work because there’s there’s no other way you can get
there then you’re really at the mercy of the train operators because they know
you’ve got to use the service yes so they increase the costs quite often way
above inflation hmm and everybody moans in as
– Duncan said this happens every January yeah the the the train companies Rick
put up their fares to be they haven’t put them up as much this year but in the
past they’ve sort of gone up ten fifteen percent yes in one year which is way
above the level of inflation nurse and traveling by train is very expensive hmm
in the UK particularly if you don’t plan your journey in advance yeah the
shocking one it’s now more expensive to travel by train than plane it is yeah
that’s incredible so it’s actually more expensive to get on a train and travel a
long distance across the UK than it is to jump on a plane and take a flight
it’s incredible so years ago the train was the thing that most people went to
and they would just jump on the train without thinking a lot of a lot of
countries the the government subsidized public transport which means that they
pay something towards the fare so that the fares are cheaper for the passengers
but we don’t have that in the UK you have to pay them whatever the full price
is so when you get on a public some public transport there are many types of
public transport that you have to pay to use you have to pay a fair fair or
ticket yes here’s another one I suppose if you’re driving along a road that has
recently been built and this this also happens in many countries doesn’t it it
does you might have to pay a toll a charge to use the road well or or or a
bridge we’ve had tolls on bridges for many years in the UK and certain bridges
that the big bridges that cross certain rivers but paying to go on a road in the
UK has only recently happened they built a a bypass road around
Birmingham and that is a fair pain road you have to pay a toll to go on it but
that’s I believe that’s the only Road in the UK that you have
pay yes whereas when you go to places like France for example you always have
to pay always have had to pay you go on the major routes but not in the UK so
this is something that maybe is starting to happen more in the UK yes there are
some motorways in the UK where you have to pay so there are just one or two not
many but there are bridges as you said yes bridges that they’ve spent millions
and millions to build they will have to go across a toll gate
amen amen l Hazara asks is this live yes it is it is now three minutes past three
o’clock on a Friday afternoon yes it’s Friday and we are here on the third the
third day of 2020 interesting little thing about tolls on bridges there was
one there’s one I don’t know which bridge it is that
goes across from England to Wales okay and they I think it’s the seven bridge
but I’m not entirely sure okay they’ve actually just recently stopped the toll
altogether so it’s now free to go across oh but it’s caused massive congestion
problems yes because everyone wants to use it because certainly everyone’s now
using that instead of other routes they’re all going the direct route which
cava see if you’ve got a nice big bridge that’s going to be the easiest way to
get from one area to the other and it’s causing all sorts of problems every time
I think every time if I had a choice between going all the way around and the
other choice was going straight across a bridge I would choose the bridge every
time Luis Mendez is talking about trains in in Paris of course we went to Paris
didn’t we yes I mentioned this earlier I talked I talked all about this earlier
in the livestream and didn’t we have a nice experience it was very easy to use
the transport there I found it very easy to use very good very good
yes now when you use public transport you will often buy a ticket there
different types of ticket that you can use Steve you can have a one-way ticket
a one-way ticket we’ll take you in just one direction so you travel from where
you are to the place you want to go to and that is it you’re not coming back as
far as you are aware you are staying there forever yes maybe somebody’s
giving you a lift back yes or maybe you are moving to a place where you will be
living from now on you only need a one-way ticket excuse me that was good I
think I think Steve’s got got the the plague returned so if you plan to come
back you will get a return ticket so that allows you to go away stay
somewhere and then come back so you will get a return ticket because you want to
return to where you came from maybe that return ticket is open-ended
so if you have an open-ended return ticket that means that the when you come
back is much more flexible you could go it may be any time as long as the the
particular mode of transport is available or it could be restricted so
you might have to get a specific train or bus or plane yes at a certain time
yes so if it’s open-ended return obviously they cost more hmm but it
means you can travel back whenever you like and this is one of the problems
with traveling by train because quite often if you travel by train you have to
travel a long distance so that is one of the reasons why people love traveling by
train however when you travel makes a difference to how much you pay so that
is something to look out for this is something I want to mention quickly cuz
we are really really short of time ok if you go to London by the way if you are
planning to go to London and a lot of people are I’m sure maybe you are
sitting there now thinking I would love to travel to learn
to visit you might use one of these you might use an oyster card something that
you use to travel around London it is a very affordable ticket and it allows you
to travel during a certain period of time around a certain area so they do
vary in price depending on how far around London you plan to travel and of
course for how long you plan to do it fall so I stack art is a great thing
quite often you will buy a card and you will put it in the machine and then you
can use the Machine you can use the ticket all day or maybe for a whole week
depending on which type of Oyster card you have so this is actually a very good
I might cover you with all modes of transport as far as I know yes you can
get different types so the oyster oyster card will actually allow you to travel
on train or on the tube around a certain area of London so it depends which zone
you are going to travel around the we call the the underground in in London we
call it the chill the tube but in most countries they just refer to it the
underground I think I’m sure that London was the first city in the world to have
an underground transport system yes certain parts of the London Underground
system are really old I think Paris now again I might be wrong I’m sure someone
out there will be busy googling you like to Google don’t you you can’t stop your
fingers from googling so I think Paris may have been the first one I’ve got a
very strange feeling about that I don’t know why London or Paris it’s one of
those – I’m I’m almost ninety four point eight percent certain but certainly it
goes back to Victorian I don’t I’m sure that they first built it in 1880 or
something like that anyway we don’t know let’s not make up make up dates we don’t
know but it was it was certainly in the Victorian era yes yeah because public
and sport Steve is very popular there is something that is a big problem with
most public transport especially here in the UK and I suppose there are many
other countries where this is a problem overcrowding what about mr. Duncan my
brother-in-law has to travel to London every day mm-hmm lives about 30 40 miles
from London hmm so quite often my sister tells me that on the way back that it’s
so overcrowded that he has to stand all the way back for maybe maybe an hour and
a half doesn’t have a seat and that’s very
common it certainly at certain times there is literally no way to sit there
are two I mean many people are not enough trains yes well we’re a small
country and of course they want to build this this new railway line don’t they
the what’s it called h2 or something it’s it’s HS 2 HS 2 they want to build
this superfast railway HS means high-speed so at the moment we have one
main line that goes from London to the north of England and also onwards into
Scotland but they want to create another railway line that will allow high-speed
trains to go at very high speeds as we don’t have very high speed trains in the
UK that’s something else people might be surprised about even though we did
originally set some pretty impressive records for four journeys on trains
because our tracks are quite narrow because we’re a small country and
because of development we can’t have very and there’s lots of twists and
turns yes we can’t have very fast trains in this country compared to France or
Spain have got very high high-speed railways in Japan Japan has the bullet
train it goes it’s something like 220 miles an hour
imagine that sitting on a train going almost as fast as a jet plane
I don’t think trained in the UK go much faster than about 70 miles an hour 70 or
like that we did experiment many years ago with different types of trains but
they all failed miserably so we had this wonderful train that when it went round
the corner it would actually tilt over it would do that the Pendolino I think
there was called pendolino trains and they were an absolute disaster because
what happened is during the freezing conditions they wouldn’t tilt so the
trains couldn’t travel very fast so all of those trains were completely scrapped
yes netra n says I traveled to Eurostar London to Paris okay now we haven’t
tried that yet when we went to Paris earlier on this last year we flew but if
you add up about a few people that went at the same time as us went by the
Eurostar and they said it was a very nice experience the only trouble with
Eurostar is that they often have strikes and if there’s any problems you get
severe holdups yes it’s a very a lot of you will know around the world if if
there are certain workers who are trying to improve their working conditions or
have a have a grievance with their employers they’ll go on strike at
airports at at bus stations and and railways which causes severe disruption
yes they will they will use that as leverage to try and get increase their
pay or working conditions but the people that suffer of course are they the
ordinary commuters the public a public but also it’s worth remembering and this
is I think this is an even bigger one Steve Eurotunnel it often breaks down
it’s not 100% reliable so I between you and me Steve and and
you as well I would not use the Eurostar it is great when it works but it’s an
absolute nightmare when it goes wrong Lewis says that there is a HS train from
London to Paris but when it gets into the when it crosses the channel I
thought I don’t think it’s high-speed then is it slows down we never use from
France a cry I don’t know I’m not an expert here I don’t know apparently the
London Underground was the first one I think it is I think wait there Steve
we’re moving on 155 years yes London Underground the first one 155
years family it could be Cecilia lead Cecilia thank you thank you for that I
think it could be high speed it is I don’t know don’t know if there is a
specific line just for the Paris to London train I don’t know I don’t know
it’s certainly far it doesn’t stop in lots of place so it goes from London yes
I know but I’m just wondering whether those little bit from London to just
before it goes under the channel yes is high speed or whether that just uses the
ordinary network of that was already there I think it probably could be Lewis
Lewis could be right there yes we don’t know though because we haven’t
been on it mind you it’s got to be because you can put cars on there on the
train that was a big thing when we were growing up when they built the tunnel
under the channel hmm amazing between the France and and the the UK yeah we’ve
got at least undertaken when it works it works very well otherwise it doesn’t
here’s another one I just mentioned this Steve go on delays this is the one this
is the biggie this is the one that everyone complains about including this
person standing next to me now he gets so irate ah but I’ve got this fabulous
new sat-nav in my car that now this if anyone drives and they think should I
get to sat-nav you we need to get one I tell you this one I’ve got in my car now
it tells me if there are any holdups on the roads anyway yes and it will thing
will come up on the dashboard and it will say hold ups and it will say
alternative found would you like to and it will tell
you it saves you 10 minutes or sometimes like an hour and so I don’t know that
there’s this hold up and the sat-nav will say to me do you want to follow
this new route guidance and it will take me all the way around it do you know it
saved me so much time mr. Duncan satellite satellite navigation systems
are amazing they are but you need one particularly if you’re living in
somewhere like the UK where congestion on the roads is commonplace then you
need one that you definitely need one that knows I don’t know how it works mr.
Duncan I don’t know either slink into some not a information center somewhere
and it will tell me would you like to delay discovered or something would you
like find alternative route it’s brilliant brilliant yes so satellite
navigation systems can actually help you to avoid holdups Lewis likes the
Eurostar holdups which means delays so it’s another way of expressing delay you
have a hold up think we’ll try Eurostar you know mr. Duncan next time we go to
Paris I’m not the thing is we live quite a long way from London so well when I
say a long wait relative for us it is yeah so we’ve got to go to London first
so we’ve got to at least change trains twice to get the earth and then we’ve
got to the there isn’t an easy direct route from London where our train would
go into Euston station you have to change many times you get on get to the
Eurostar one yes and you’ve got to carry all your luggage with you if you’re
already inland and it’s fine but you know traveling to London there’s more
complications than that whereas if just flying to Paris we could just drive to
the airport part your car get on the get on the plane and there you are
unless you use a taxi it’s too complicated the more changes you have to
make on your journey the more the greater the chance of something going
wrong yes and this is what we have we have meetings
sales conferences and things like that at work that are in various locations
they was changed to location and I always Drive because it’s never by the
time you get on a train you’ve got a from to get to our nearest station as a
at least 20 minutes ago well that means you’ve got to allow at least 10 minutes
to get out of the car and get a ticket and everything so you’ve probably got to
allow 45 minutes before you even get on the first train then we’ve got a change
in Birmingham then you’ve probably got to change somewhere else and by the time
you’ve done all that you may as well just get in the car and drive it’s just
too much trouble it is because there aren’t massive we’re not travelling
massive distances if you’re travelling somewhere and it’s a long way away
keep it simple that’s it well if you’re if you’re living in in a larger country
where you’ve got to maybe travel to three you know 500 kilometres or
somewhere like that then yes obviously you won’t probably want to drive but in
the UK the most the the longest distance I’m ever going to have to drive is
probably only about maybe a hundred miles maybe a hundred and fifty
kilometres something like that so quite often just going on the getting in the
car is good a lot quicker well that’s what I mentioned earlier but we are so
spoiled here in the UK we always think that if we have to drive for more than
50 minutes or an hour it’s like forever Eileen however in
other countries you might have to travel for 20 or 30 hours to get from one place
to another so we are really really spoiled here in the UK we are we all
like spoiled children we moan about it but I have to have to
drive for 25 minutes Sean Sean ferry says oh I can’t travel
to London alone I will be clueless but yes I mean even for us I were traveling
to London’s alright but travelling around London using the underground it’s
very complicated system speak for yourself I would I would be daunted
at the thought of having to use the London Underground local buses and
things like that even for us we don’t use the last time I used the London
Underground was probably 15 years ago yes especially you have to be in London
to use it I suppose so I would think I would be that would I would be one I
would be worried about using it myself how to use it it’s not London I have a
problem with its the people in London or some of them that I have a problem with
when you go there it it’s not a very nice experience I have said this in the
past I am NOT a big fan of London I love the architecture I love the feeling of
walking around learned and I loved the that the feeling of being by the River
Thames and seeing all the lovely landmarks however some of the people
especially if you are using the underground system they will push you
out of the way they are very rude and arrogant I think that’s the same in a
lot of cities isn’t it with the underground because everyone’s rushing
trying to get to work well if they have an underground nobody well most of the
main main cities around the world do yeah and of course people are rushing
around everyone’s crammed into a tiny space nobody wants to be that close to
people and you’ve got problems about you know where you’re going to look I find
London people especially London commuters and people who live there they
could they kind of think they’re better in other people they think oh I live I
work in London they do you ever see their Twitter accounts they always put
London Eye I work in London as if somehow that makes them a much more
people say to us now where we live in London it’s almost so sorry
Oh dreadful that must be awful so it’s often used as a way of showing off it is
it is it is people in the UK they probably do in other countries my son my
son works in London look look I mentioned London I said London it sounds
important I wonder if that happens in other
countries where if somebody for example work
in in in France and their son or their husband or relative lives in Paris works
in Paris yeah I would imagine that sounds like you’ve got if you say you
work in the capital city of a country yes then that Sam you must ever have a
highfalutin job with a high-powered job we get very important that the one is
saying that you work in New York that’s it so if you live in the UK or anywhere
around the world and you say oh yes I I was in New York last week so what
Patrick travelled Paris to London with his bike okay I was on the train
Eurostar accepts two bikes per train as a luggage to check in well how wonderful
well that’s so where you were were you traveling around London on your bike
when you got to to the UK wow I hope you had good insurance it’s very cheap way
to travel sounds very good London is the worst place in the country to be a
cyclist to ride a bicycle around so people do but yes a lot of people get
squashed by buses they get they get run over and killed not very nice
Palmyra says they are so ostentatious aren’t they mr. Duncan yes you’re right
they like to show off they they think they are superior just because they go
to London to do their crappy job mr. Duncan don’t be so disingenuous no I am
being no I’m being genuine this is my real opinion but you can you can
understand when people are young that they want the bright lights they want
the best jobs they want to work as if you go and work in London then you know
in a top firm there then you’ll make lots of money and and then you can save
up and get a job anywhere after that and if you say you’ve worked in a big firm
in a big city like London Paris New York Frankfurt then
then you know you you’ve raised yourself up in your career hmm and therefore that
makes you you know make more money it’s just you more enjoyable it’s just people
showing off I don’t think so anyway anyway it’s not a debate we’re not in
the houses of parliament modes of transport here we go we’re going to try
and get through these different ways of traveling around Steve are you excited
no because I only use a car tell me you’re excited to see these modes of
transport I am I can safely say that I’ve used
most of these modes of transport in my life so I have used them the big
question is have you our Z texture says here you need to travel too crowded
countries to know the difference you would know how lucky you are well that’s
it that’s what we were saying people are always moaning in the UK about traveling
it’s true actually is relative compared to some crowded countries like India for
example public transport there is we you know it’s a nightmare yes well I suppose
India is a developing country so and of course there are a lot of people over a
bill the a billion build a billion yes in fact I think it’s more than that is
it is it 1.2 or say that India yes I think it’s yes I think so I think India
and China are almost almost level with each other with with the size of the
population so you imagine trying to supply public transport exactly for a
billion people and as you discovered when you were working in in China mm-hmm
at certain times of the year everybody has to travel back home which we don’t
really have that was that new year Chinese New Year was it well it’s it’s
it’s normally also during the times when the schools closed or the college’s
closed so it’s any public holiday traveling
around China by train is horrendous however I would recommend that you do it
you’ve tried at least once in your life because it is an expiry
you will never forget Liris says mr. Duncan how about your electric bike I
don’t have one I know but we spoke about it in previous live streams I don’t have
one I would like to have one but I don’t have one because they’re very expensive
they’re there they were about a thousand pounds to buy so modes of transport
Steve let’s try and do this right I need to get that back out in the garden well
you could you can go now if you want it isn’t actually it’s getting no it’s not
dark what am i doing got about an hour you Scott look the Sun is out I’d say
but you need to go for a walk that’s a view then well I can go to go for a walk
in the dark my legs aren’t solar-powered you know they don’t operate using the
Sun well you could give your work walk mm-hmm while I’m tidying up the garden
okay then so we will see you later then so am I going well you want to go in the
garden while the Sun is out how much longer are you going to be on mr. dink
not much longer okay so I’ll let you do well how much
longer ten minutes I’ll stay oh well this conversation about how much longer
we’re staying on for is actually making this livestream longer so as long as we
stand here talking about how long this live stream is going on for this live
stream will keep going on for longer and longer we seem to be stuck in a time
loop going round and round in circles got some very pretty pictures to show you
yes which I’m hoping to show right I’ll go then I’ve got the feeling mr.
Duncan’s trying to I’m not sure you you keep telling me you want to go you can
stay here forever if you want well you’re not going to be much longer no
hopefully so unless you stop talking about how much longer you’re talking how
much longer are you going to be mr. Tonko at five ten minutes
oh I know how to push mr. Duncan’s buttons you are breaking my brain right
to tower everybody and I don’t know when I will see you all again no because I’m
back to work on Monday which means that when mr.
Duncan is doing his livestream on Wednesday and Fridays I won’t be here so
I may be here on Sunday yes okay then I may be so nice to see you all hope
you’ve learned something from my input today and see you all soon bye bye Thank
You mr. Steve it’s mr. Steve I hope you enjoyed that thanks Steve
so mr. Steve is someone who joins us now and again not always but sometimes so if
you did see mr. Steve today you are very lucky he is like a rare bird you have to
look behind a bush or maybe next to a tree and you might see mr. Steve lurking
around that’s all I’m saying about that so there are many different types of
public transport you can use a bus do you use a bus I used to travel by bus a
lot as a youngster and also in my early days of working so I would use public
transport I would take the bus quite often not the best form of transport
sometimes it can be very crowded sometimes you can have people on the bus
who are very anti-social maybe they smoke or maybe they cause
trouble on the bus maybe someone will get on the bus without paying and then
there will be all sorts of problems so traveling by bus can be quite unpleasant
not a very pleasant way to travel around so the bus is not a great form of
transport however it is very popular so for short journeys you will often use a
bus however if you are going to take a long journey and you want to travel by
road with lots of other people you can take a coach coach so a coach is a
luxury bus so maybe a bus that is more comfortable to travel on so we have
coach so if you travel by coach it means you
travel in comfort so it is like a very nice posh bus to be honest we have
mentioned this form of transport Oh Sudhir says I have learnt a lot about
public transport by it’s getting boring now Thank You
Sudhir I am following you for more than one hour Thank You Sudhir
Sudhir says it’s getting boring thanks a lot that’s really cheered me up thank
you so much train who likes to travel by train we
have a terrible train system here in the UK underfunded out-of-date it needs a
lot of money spending on it so quite often travelling by train over long
distances can be a very nice thing to do it depends how busy the train is maybe
if you travel from Birmingham to London it might take about one and a half hours
however if there are delays then a train journey can take much longer a lot
longer hello to Palmero hello also to Hamid hello Alamgir nice to see you here
hopefully we have a hundred and sixty million people living here in our small
country says Alamgir here in the UK we have around 40 million it’s not very
much so the UK is actually quite a small country when you think about it we don’t
have a large population and the country itself is quite small here’s an
interesting form of transport now this is a form of transport a type of
transport that people used many years ago and then it disappeared here in the
UK trauma have you ever used a now trams were very common in the UK a
very long time ago over a hundred years ago you would see trams in the major
cities around the country and in the olden days would you like to see some
early trams now these particular trams are in Edinburgh or they were in
Edinburgh so there are some old-fashioned trams they used to drive
around the streets of all the major cities in large cities such as London
Birmingham and also in Edinburgh as well you would see lots of trams so the tram
has actually made a revival here in the UK so many cities now have trams again
they have come back they have returned so there you can see a modern tram I
think this particular tram is also in Edinburgh as well so the tram is a
modern form of transport and of course there are many countries that have used
trams for many years there is also an interesting form of transport called the
trolley bus can you see it on your screen a trolley bus so this was a type
of transport that was very useful it is a bus that would connect to overhead
power lines and it would drive along the roads however they weren’t very safe or
reliable so we don’t have trolley buses anymore so the trolley bus has actually
gone we don’t have them anymore we are now in the future it is 2020 it’s
like a science fiction movie monorail do you have a monorail where
you live in your city or town mano rails were a creation of the late 1950s and
1960s these were tried in many parts of the world some of them fail and some of
them succeeded so here you can see I think this is actually in I think this
is in Malaysia so here is a monorail it doesn’t use fossil fuels it uses
electricity and nowadays many mana rails use solar panels or solar power
so things that are renewable renewable energy is often used these days to power
mono rails they use magnetic fields to move along I suppose also it is worth
mentioning a very common form of transport the aeroplanes aeroplanes all
different sizes you can travel a short distance by plane very very common now
in the UK very common for people to travel by plane across short distances
here in the UK as I mentioned earlier it’s actually cheaper to travel by plane
than it is by train especially if you are travelling long distances in the UK
so an aeroplane can take you anywhere it can take you all over the place you
might have your own private plane or look at that I think that’s a Cessna so
that is a Cessna light plane some people fly their own planes they learn to fly
and they fly around from town to town or city to city in their private plane very posh very nice another form of
transport that a lot of people use nowadays however they are quite unsafe
when it comes to things going wrong so if something goes wrong with this
particular form of transport you are in big trouble
helicopter so helicopters are very convenient they are easy to fly they are
quite good for hopping between places so maybe you have to travel from one town
to another quickly and you want to avoid all of the traffic jams you can use a
helicopter helicopters very useful the problem is if they go wrong you are in
big trouble this thing at the top if that stops working you just drop to the
ground like a stone so helicopters very useful very nice to jump in very easy to
get around in however if they go wrong you are in trouble big trouble it is not
boring mr. Duncan you are a great teacher Thank You Cecilia for your vote
of confidence thank you very much that’s very nice of you to say hello also to
act bad monorails there are a lot in Indonesia nowadays yes it is interesting
that in some countries the monorail has become a very common form of transport I
think Japan has its own monorail system in fact I think I have a photograph here
this is a photograph of a monorail in Japan so this is actually a Japanese
monorail so there are monorail systems in many
countries around the world however here in the UK we don’t really use monorail
they are quite expensive to operate and run if you travel around there is a good
chance that you will use one of these ooh very convenient very easy to find
well normally they are very easy to find unless the place where you are traveling
around is busy taxi cab so this particular taxi is a New York taxi cab
very popular many tourists like to take pictures of the New York cabs so quite
often you will say taxi or you can say cab or you can say taxi cab you catch a
taxi you try to catch a taxi you will wave your hand to try and get the
attention of the driver you hail a taxi so if you hail a taxi
it means you use your hand to get the attention of the taxi driver you put
your hand out because you want to get a taxi finally Oh shall we have a look at
a London cab so this is a London taxi cab a London taxi so we had a New York
taxi so this is what the taxis look like in London they are black some of them
are different colors but this particular taxi cab in London is black and they are
very famous around the world in fact some people collect these wealthy people
collect old London taxi cabs finally before I go we have one more thing to
show you it is possibly the most common form of transport around the world no
not the motorcar the bicycle bikes are very popular so the bicycle is something
that a lot of people use to get around if you live in a small village or a town
and you don’t want to travel very far jumping on your bicycle is very
convenient so bicycles have become quite popular
over the years if you go to Amsterdam you will see many bicycles there are
bicycles everywhere in Amsterdam in fact for a while there were so many bicycles
in Amsterdam people had nowhere to put them
there was actually a crisis that was caused by the number of bicycles that
existed in Amsterdam so too many people were using bicycles and they had to park
them somewhere they had to leave them somewhere
and because there were so many bicycles being ridden around Amsterdam
there was actually a shortage of room to park them amazing there are some forms
of transport that I’ve forgotten to mention we also have a boat of course
boats are useful if there is lots of water around you if you live in Venice
you will find that a boat is a very useful thing to have also I suppose we
should mention hot-air balloons as well you don’t see many people flying around
in balloons any more to be honest however it is still a very interesting
pastime some people do like to travel around fly around in hot-air balloons to
be honest with you I don’t think I would trust
I would not trust a hot air balloon for the same reason I wouldn’t trust a
helicopter because if they go wrong they fall from the sky they drop like a rock
Rosa is here hello mr. Duncan I am late but hello
anyway Thank You Rosa all so pretty and Luis and Cory Pedro
oh hello Pedro Pedro Belmont is here as well so we’ve talked about a very big
subject today lots of new words I hope today’s lesson has been useful to you I
will be back with you on Sunday so the next live stream will be on Sunday I
will be with you from 2:00 p.m. UK time we would appear to have a lot of new
people joining at the moment hello everyone thank you very much for joining
today if you want to get in touch if you want to follow me on Facebook you are
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oh hello to beat trees hi Beatrice thank you for your lovely message
congratulating me on my live class and it has been very interesting thank you
very much for that I am quite pleased to see you here today
we are into 2020 lots of things coming up from myself over this year some of
you have been asking about my new website there is a new website that I am
currently creating and as soon as it’s ready to go public I will let you know
so that is something that is coming up this year mr. Steve might be with us on
Sunday we will see what happens thank you also to Noemi bye-bye mr.
Duncan you are not boring thank you very much I know some people think this isn’t
exciting I apologize but I do try my best
every time he masu says oh I’ve missed the live stream I am late don’t forget I
am with you 2 p.m. UK time so maybe now you can write it down mr. Duncan’s live
stream 2 p.m. UK time it is always the same time Thank You Luis
thank you also to Cory again sweetness meat rare I really enjoyed your live
stream and I enjoyed listening to it and also shadowing you as well a lot of
people do like to do that they will shadow a person who is using a certain
language in my case it is English so to shadow someone is to follow what they
are saying and quite often you will repeat what they are saying as well so
shadowing is a very good way of practicing your listening and also your
spoken English at the same time a very useful thing
indeed Thank You pal Mira Thank You Maria Thank You Cory thank you very much
thank you al khair you are fantastic thank you for your time and have a good
evening yes I am going for a walk in a moment because one of my new year
resolutions is to get more exercise so as soon as I finish this live stream as
soon as I go I will be going out to take a walk thank you very much for your
lovely lovely messages and of course thank you for your company today I do
appreciate it very much don’t forget also I suppose I should
mention like and subscribe if you like what you see then give me a thumbs up
and also if you want to subscribe you are more than welcome to do that as well
it’s time to go Thank You beet trees Thank You sweetness Thank You Netra
thank you Suzuki ordered zoo care thank you very much mr. Steve might be here on
Sunday I’m not sure yet I might have to tempt him with another
piece of chocolate and of course until the next time we meet here on YouTube
this is mr. duncan in the birthplace of the english language saying thanks for
watching and of course until Sunday at 2pm UK time you know what’s coming next ta ta for now 😎


  1. TIME CODES – click on the blue time codes to skip forward to…

  2. Wonderful masterclass. It is a great pleasure to learn from Mr Duncan. I enjoy every minute of it

  3. Hello mr duncan, I think quite an interesting topic for every one.public transport here is not as good as it should be to say the least..I used to travel by bus to go to college, almost always jam packed.I wish I could travel by 'TRAM' the old one…by the way one chocolate finger was sufficient for mr steve to trap,how innocent he is! Lots of respect from karachi, Pakistan

  4. Ustedes los anglosajones cuando pronuncian el nombre del años lo hacen de manera separada que es "veinte veinte" pero nosotros los españoles lo decimos de esta manera "dos mil veinte"

    You Anglo-Saxons when they pronounce the name of the years do it separately that is "twenty twenty" but we Spaniards say it this way "two thousand and twenty"

  5. Hello, Mr Duncan!
    Would you be interested in translating you video subtitles into Russian, if so, I would love to collaborate with you!

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