hmm everybody take a deep breath breathe
in and breathe out here we go again everyone what day is it I will tell you
in a moment for those who aren’t very sure yes it is another English addict
live oh 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 then we are all here together again and yes for all those
English addicts out there who can’t get enough of this beautiful language hello
to you guess what it isn’t Monday and it isn’t Friday I’m
very sorry about that however we are halfway there it’s
Wednesday welcome one welcome for those who have
no idea what is happening at the moment don’t worry
nor do I so here we go it is live streaming across YouTube and yes I am
here three times a week oh my goodness there it is on the screen right now you
can catch me on Sunday Wednesday and Friday live on all of those days nothing
is recorded unless I mention that it is recorded however most of what you see is
live right now in fact we are live so you can catch me on YouTube quite often
on Sunday Wednesday that’s today by the way and also Friday as well
so I hope you are doing well I’ve had some lovely messages come through on the
email if you want to get in touch with me by the way if you feel like getting
in touch here is how you do it mm-hmm yes that is how you get in touch
with us and if you want to get in touch you are more than welcome to do so it
isn’t a problem honestly the reason why I am here is for
you so you can improve your English especially if you are like me an English
addict so sometimes being addicted to something can be a good thing especially
if it helps you to learn a new skill such as learning English with me on
YouTube so we’ve had some lovely emails come through can I say hello to Saahil
Osman who lives in Somalia who asks what is the difference between never and ever
well when we say never it means something that you do not do it has
never happened so something that you have not taken part in it has never
happened it has not occurred so the word never is very hard not to use when we’re
talking about something that you did not do or something that until this date you
have not tried so I have never smoked a cigarette in my life so during my life I
personally have never smoked a cigarette so that is something you haven’t have
not taken part in never ever can also refer to an occurrence did you ever go
to France yes I did and we will be taking a look at some of the sights of
the beautiful city of Paris a little bit later on so yes I have been to France I
have been to Paris in fact so ever it is asking about an occurrence do you ever
listen to jazz have you ever been to London so it is talking about an
occurrence something that has happened you are asking if something has happened
if a person has done something ever has that thing happened
have you taken part in that certain thing so have you ever done it
thank you sir howl hello to Irene now Irene is a performer last Sunday we were
talking all about performing on the stage and apparently Irene is a bit of a
performer and Irene plays the piano now I would love to see you play the piano
Irene so if you could send me a link or some way of having a look at you playing
the piano because I think you tried to send me a link but I didn’t receive it I
didn’t receive the actual link so if you could send that to me Irene I would be
very fascinated to have a look at you tinkling on the old Johanna when we say
Johanna we mean piano it is actually cockney rhyming slang so Irene
I must admit of all the things that impresses me of all the things that a
person is capable of doing I think playing the piano is one of the most
impressive things there is so I must admit I am highly impressed with anyone
who can play the piano so if you can play the piano can I just say you have
my undying admiration so Irene I would very much like to have
a look at you play the piano or playing if you are
doing it you are playing the piano hello Arby hello RB I have never been on your
live chat but I have seen some of your October
lessons you are the best English teacher if someone wants to use your videos to
learn English he will need a certain English level well I always think that
my English lessons are suitable for anyone so if you have an interest in
English then I always feel as if my video lessons will be helpful in some
way or some sort of help can actually be given to the person watching them so I
always like to think that my videos are useful to everyone but I do agree with
you I’m sure many of the people who watch my video lessons are actually
intermediate they are at the level of intermediate understanding of English so
I do know where you’re coming from I do understand what you are saying
there thank you very much and I hope you have managed to join the live chat today
hello mr. Duncan I’ve never been on your live chat oh I think I’ve just read that
one I’ve printed that one twice for some reason I do apologize hello – in ego in
ego gallo now I remember your name from the early days of doing live streams so
I don’t know why but I feel that your name is very familiar hello Inigo I’ve
been watching your YouTube videos for almost 3 years I haven’t watched all of
them because my time is very limited however after watching today’s video
I finally taken my laptop and have started doing it so it is always nice to
hear from you so thank you Inigo and I have a feeling that I’ve actually said
hello to you in the distant past many many years ago if you want to email me
well you saw the email address earlier and I will repeat it later on we have
the mystery idiom today because last Sunday I forgot to do it so yes I will
do the the mister idiom coming a little bit later on also
in excerpt from one of my full English lessons we can not forget the live chat
hello to the live chatters right now hello to not one thing hello to you I’m
very fascinated by your name hello to you and you are first on today’s live
chat congratulations Wow you are first
hello also to Maggie LAN Maggie Lau and also to business nous win
hello to you watching in Vietnam I know I have a lot of people watching in
Vietnam Palmyra Eric Martha Louie Louie
hello mr. Duncan and everyone thank you for your company on this Wednesday we
are halfway through the week and we are almost halfway through November just a
few weeks to go before you know what now one of the questions I want to ask today
and here is the question I am going to ask first of all before we go any
further is is it too early for Christmas is it too early for Christmas now here
in the UK we have already started showing our television commercials so
lots of stores lots of products being advertised on television at the moment
to get people in the buying mood because a lot of people are thinking of
Christmas time I know I’m sorry for mentioning this I know it’s too early I
know from my point of view I think it’s a little bit too early but what do you
think is it too early to start talking about Christmas so what do you think is
it too early should we wait until maybe the first or second week of December
however I suppose if you are selling things and if you have a business I
suppose you have to make sure that you get plenty of customers so that might be
the reason why however there are lots of TV commercials already advertising toys
for the kids and also gifts for the adults as well
so what makes a good Christmas gift for an adult because when you buy a gift for
a child it’s easy isn’t it it’s so easy to buy a gift for a child however when
you buy a gift for an adult it can be very difficult whether it’s their
birthday or whether it’s Christmas time so what do you think is it too early and
do you think it’s hard to buy a gift for an adult between you and me I always
find it very difficult when I have to buy a gift for mr. Steve I can never
think of what to get sometimes it’s very hard to come up with a Christmas gift
idea hello also to Luis Mendez guess what Luis we are going to France
soon on the live chat and also the live stream
yes it’s English addict and this is the new format this is the new look of my
live streams so I hope you will join me every Sunday Wednesday and Friday as
well three times a week hello to be trees hello to zoo seeker also David
hello David Enrico nice to see you here as well so the big question is hello
Ferris Chen as well the big question is is it too early is it too early to start
talking about Christmas I think it might be too early to start talking about
Christmas Eric says Christmas is never too early for businesses yes I suppose
so so if you are running a business if you have to make your money at this time
of year are met hello mr. Duncan what is the
common word for a person who spends money carelessly well a spendthrift so a
person who can’t stop spending money they they throw their money away they
they seem to be made of money they waste their money they just fritter their
money away so some people can’t resist spending money I think so some people
really can’t resist spending their cash hello Elsa – Palmira
mr. Duncan do not mention Christmas I am sick of it I’m very sorry I have a
feeling that your feeling might not be out of line to be honest with you so
thank you pal Mira yes it’s the time of the year again it
is this time or that certain time of year when everyone starts thinking about
what to buy for their friends and relatives for Christmas for those who
celebrate Christmas I know not everyone celebrates Christmas before you tell me
I do know the years are going by too fast I agree with you
this is something I’ve mentioned before as you get older you do notice that time
goes by much faster at least it feels as if it does whether it really does or not
I’m not sure but yes it does feel sometimes as if time goes by too quickly
Louie Louie says yes it is too early for Christmas especially when you think that
it is also to prepare for the 2021 or 2020 Christmas that goes too far well a
lot of people are already already talking about next year so many people
are already talking about 2020 because next
year it’s the Olympic Games that’s another thing that seems to come around
so quickly even though it happens every four years
so already we have another Olympic Games on the way so next year the Olympic
Games will be held in Tokyo Japan so next year the Olympic Games will be in
Tokyo next year Irene Oh Thank You Irene Irene if you
like classical music you may click my name and you will see me at the piano oh
I see so you have some videos on your YouTube channel okay I will do that
Thank You Greta loop also in the place where I live
like a present we can give an envelope with money or a card from a shopping
mall Thank You Greta loop I think they have a similar thing in China as well
they call it anger Powell where they put money in a red envelope now that
normally happens at the Chinese New Year during the Chinese New Year money is
often exchanged I think it happens in many countries in fact so when you are
an adult I think quite often you will receive money or a gift voucher so
something that you can use to buy something later at a later date b-trees
mr. Duncan I love Christmas but maybe it’s a little too early to speak about
it well in my local town Much Wenlock the Christmas tree has been put up and
last week many towns and cities around the UK turned on their Christmas lights
so if you go to many cities and many towns now you will see that many of them
are now displaying their Christmas lights they have actually switched them
on so yes it is a strange thing isn’t it it
is very strange Belarusian says my nephew moved to
Madrid it will be a very sad Christmas without him he is only 22 Wow
such a young age to go travelling around the world and he didn’t find a job here
in Buenos Aires so now so your nephew has actually got a job in Madrid well I
want to say congratulations for him getting a job but also maybe the the
sensation or the emotion is a little bittersweet so you feel happy for him
because he has a job but also sad because he’s moving away so I can
understand your feelings there Belarusian hello to Florence I think
it’s too early to speak about Christmas but it is that time it is that time of
year as Christmas approaches so some of you think that it’s too early whilst
others think that it isn’t earlier this year I took a trip I took a trip to
France with mr. Steve because mr. Steve was lucky enough to actually win a
holiday in France from his company not only that but also I was allowed to join
him so I felt very honored very pleased that I could do some travelling this
year because I hadn’t planned to go anywhere so because of mr. Steve and his
lovely company and also because mr. Steve was working hard we were able to
go to France and you can’t have a trip to France without visiting the most
romantic city in the world Paris hmm so there it was my trip to Paris
early this year and I hope you enjoyed that another clip from my trip to Paris
coming a little bit later on I thought it was nice to relive those moments
because I had a great time I had never been to Paris before so I was very lucky
very fortunate that mr. Steve had won a holiday too apparently
a lot of people say that Paris is the most romantic city in the world however
some people also think that Rome is rather romantic as well and maybe maybe
you have your own romantic place maybe there is a special place that you’ve
been to maybe with your husband or wife or lover mmm
so Palmyra says thank you mr. Duncan for sharing those views you are very welcome
and if you get a chance to go to Paris can I just say you are going to enjoy
some wonderful food I ate a lot of food Helen Oh mr. Duncan are you going to
Paris again or will you visit another town well I’m not sure if I’m going to
France again maybe well not this year I know it isn’t this year but maybe next
year who knows who knows today we are talking about this particular subject we
are talking about speed when we talk about speed it is a generic term for the
distance travelled and how fast that distance is travelled so speed generally
refers to distance and time how fast you can do something how fast you can travel
and also how fast you can carry out a certain
sure or job speed so that is what we are talking about today and no no I’m not
referring to the drug before anyone says anzonic hello anzonic I haven’t seen
you for a long time nice to see you back here anzonic I was in Rome one month
ago I’ve never been to Rome I will be honest with you I’ve never been there
however I would like to go to Rome and have a roam around uh-huh
so if you roam around Rome it means you walk around you walk about
so you roam around Rome guadaloop I love the music that you choose for your
videos I spend a lot of time and a lot of my life listening to whole libraries
of music and sometimes I will choose certain types of music something that
catches my ear something that makes me feel a little happy or maybe a little
sad so I always choose the music very carefully and I’m a big fan of music as
you know if you are regular you will know that I am a very big fan of music
we have a mystery idiom would you like to see today’s mystery idiom okay here
it is so this is today’s mystery idiom it is something for you to look at and
all you have to do is say what you see so take a look at the screen right now
and say what you see there it is today’s mystery idiom but
what is it if you know what that mystery idiom is it is a well-known phrase in
the English language and if you are feeling lucky then you can have a guess
at what it is so the mystery idiom that is today’s mystery phrase hmm so what is
it it is now about to go off the screen but don’t worry if you missed it I will
repeat it later on hello also to Mary yeah I want to see
England the most beautiful country in the world well it is looking rather nice
today outside there it is right now so that isn’t a recording that is the view
right now out of my window so you can see the Sun is out many of the leaves on
the trees have turned because autumn is definitely here now and also another
view again you can see the wonderful vivid colors of the leaves on the trees
and also looking into the distance as well across the Shropshire landscape now
here in the UK things have been a little chaotic things have been a little
treacherous as far as the weather is concerned in the north of England many
small villages and towns are suffering from flooding they have been flooded
because we’ve had a lot of rain over the past few days here in the UK so some of
the northern towns and cities are actually suffering flooding at the
moment lots of floods taking place fortunately for me I’m very high up on a
hill so fortunately my my house will never be flooded never
some people asked about my house and some people say mr. Duncan can you show
us your house we want to see all of your house well my answer to that is no it’s
private however a lot of people ask mr. Duncan is your house big or is your
house small I will tell you now that my house is not very big the house I live
in isn’t a big house it’s not huge it isn’t a mansion it isn’t big however
there is a lot of land around the side of the house so the house itself is
quite small but it has quite a lot of land around it I would never have a big
house never and the reason is because it’s very high maintenance so when we
say high maintenance we mean that it takes a lot of work a lot of energy and
a lot of effort to take care of so when we say high maintenance we mean
something takes a lot of energy and a lot of time and effort to take care of
something so a high maintenance house is one that you have to constantly look
after you always have to make repairs there are always things that you have to
look at and fix so the reason why I would never have a big house and this is
something I’ve never dreamt of many people like to think that they will live
in a really big house however I don’t want to I love this house it’s not very
big but it’s very cozy especially in the
winter because a big house is high maintenance it takes too much work to
look after so that’s the reason why we are now going to take a look at one of
my full English lessons this is an excerpt from a full English lesson
and on my youtube-channel there are many english lessons that i’ve been making
here on youtube for the past 13 years and here is an excerpt of one of them as you can see right now it is very
windy here there is a gale blowing across England what you are seeing now
is the effect of what is left of a tropical hurricane this is all that
remains of the storm we can describe this as the remnants or all that remains
of the hurricane a few days ago this storm was very powerful it caused damage
in places such as Bermuda now it is not as powerful having said that the storm
is still strong enough to bring down trees and loosen one or two roof tiles
some might say that I’m taking a risk coming out here on such a stormy day
let’s hope that I don’t get stripped by a piece of flying debris or a falling
tree Oh No
my watch has stopped again I had better wind it up the word wind has more than
more meaning you can whine something up by turning and tightening it at the same
time such as the spring on a watch or clock you wind the spring up to gather
something onto a round spool by turning it can be described as winding you wind
something on to something else you can wind a hose pipe you can wind
wool into a ball you can wind a person up in this sense you are doing something
to annoy them then there is wind up this noun describes a practical joke or prank
designed to annoy someone another verbal use of wind is slowly n something to
close down a company or cease trading over a period of time is to wind up to
relax yourself by doing something pleasurable is to wind down the past
tense of wind is wound look at that the writing on the wall
this figurative expression is used to state at it something bad might happen
soon the fate of something is likely to
happen it is very apparent that this thing could occur there is an indication
that things could go wrong the fall in profits is the writing on the wall for
that company in this sentence we are saying that the company will go out of
business if things do not get better it may close there is a chance that things
might go wrong it may be seen as foolish when told by all to ignore the hint and
warning of the writing on the wall grammar covers many aspects of language
use including punctuation when expressing yourself in writing it is
important to know where to punctuate and when to use the symbols that define it
one of the most confusing punctuation marks must be the inverted commas
otherwise known as quotation marks there are two types of inverted comma the
single and the double in British English the single quotation mark is often used
while in American English the double quotation mark is preferred when quoting
a well-known phrase or direct speech in a sentence in British English we will
normally use the single quotation however if the direct speech also
includes a quote then you will use the other quotation marks to define it from
what is being said if the direct speech uses single quotes then the Dibble ones
will be used to show the quotes within an example in British English would be
around here we always use the phrase no pain no gain
as our motto you will see that the direct speech has single quotes and the
phrase discussed has double ones in American English this is reversed you
will notice in my subtitles that I use single inverted commas when I’m
highlighting a word and double quotes when demonstrating direct speech it is
worth noting that you are free to use either of the quotation marks as long as
you stick with them all the way through the piece you are writing the examples
used here today are only a guide double quotes are fine for direct speech or
single ones as long as you remain clear as to how they are being used happy
writing everyone here are my lovely walking boots do you like them these
boots have taken me all over the place up hills and down into valleys through
woods and over dales and Del’s by the way adele is a small dip in the ground a
small valley or Hollow did you know that the word boot has many meanings as a
verb boot means to kick something hard it can also mean to throw someone out of
a place or eject a person from a group he was booted out of the Chess Club if
you put the boot in then this means that you are kicking someone normally while
they are on the ground to be given the boot means that you have lost your job
in computer terms the word boot means to start up a computer on a car the boot is
the opening at the back where items can be placed securely
in American English the boot of a car is called the trunk there it was one of my
full English lessons many lessons on my youtube channel yes there are we are now
back live on a Wednesday English addict for all those out there who need their
fix of all those lovely words and phrases in the English language talking
of which we have the mystery idiom everyone so there it is the mystery
idiom what is it it is a mystery idiom we’ve had a couple of incorrect guesses
but no one has come up with the right answer at the moment so what is it just
say what you see if you see it say it that’s what I say definitely
so it’s live and everyone is very busy is it too early for Christmas because
already I noticed last week I was watching television and then suddenly
all of those annoying Christmas commercials came on and I don’t know why
but this year most of the Christmas commercials for the big stores are not
very good it’s almost as if they’ve put very little effort into them so I must
be honest with you sometimes I find Christmas commercials on television
quite amusing sometimes they are very moving they have a nice story but this
year they don’t seem to be putting as much effort as they they normally do
hello Christina hello also to Luis my son Luke my son
lives in Paris but he has a house in Britannia
where is Britannia I’m quite intrigued to find out where
that is hello the Mystery idiom please hurry up
mr. Duncan Oh No is it hurry up no it isn’t no it isn’t
because the word hurry up is actually in the picture so I wouldn’t make it that
easy would I I was not going to make it that easy really we are talking about
speed today how much speed do you have with your English learning
are you learning English fast or quickly or is it taking too long to learn
English so when we talk about speed we are talking about the rate or the time
and distance how fast you can move from one place to another and also the speed
at which you are traveling so let’s have a look at some words that are related to
speed shall we ok so another word that we can use instead of speed is velocity
velocity so when we talk about velocity it is the force that’s pushing you along
it is your movement so quite often when we talk about velocity we are talking
about the speed at which something moves all the force that is put behind
something it’s velocity so maybe a rocket taking off to orbit the Earth
needs high velocity it has to have a lot of push to get it off the ground and in
to the sky so when we talk about velocity we are talking about speed we
are talking about the force that is needed to make something move its
velocity its speed so how to get something from one place to another
sometimes it isn’t easy you need a lot of velocity
another word that has a lot of meanings by the way rate rate so when we talk
about rate it can mean speed it can mean the speed of increase or decrease so
when we talk about rate it can refer to speed it can refer to time so maybe how
fast you do something the rate at which you do something so maybe you work in a
factory and you have to produce something on a machine so we talk about
a person’s work rate so how fast they do that job so they might do it very slowly
so their rate will be low or they work at a slow pace but if they do the job
very quickly they work at a fast rate a fast rate so rate often refers to speed
how fast something occurs or of course quite often with the markets when we are
talking about shares we often talk about the value of something so the rate might
be the value of a certain type of stock or may be the rate of a certain currency
maybe you will compare the rates of different currencies so rate can be used
in more than one way here’s another one maybe this is a new word I don’t know
haste haste when we talk about haste it means to do something fast do something
quickly you do something with a lot of energy a lot of haste a lot of speed you
do something fast-paced I like this I like this so you might hasten or hasten
to do something you want to do something quickly here’s
another one rapid oh yes I like this one rapid when we talk about rapid we are
talking about something happening or something occurring quickly something
happens very quickly we are saying that it is rapid quite often with movement so
something is traveling or moving we can say that it is rapid maybe a river is
flowing very quickly we can describe the river as being very rapid it is a rapid
River and also when you get a very strong current on a river we will often
call it rapid or rapid so this can actually describe the appearance of
something as an adjective but also it can also be used as a noun so the rapids
refer to a stream or river that is roaring with lots of energy rapid to
move fast here’s another one may be you are
appearing on a game show or a quiz show or maybe you are having to answer lots
of questions very quickly we will often say that the questions are being given
to you quick fire quick fire so where we talk about quick fire we are saying in
short succession so maybe a person is asking you questions very quickly
without any pause or any hesitation so maybe a person is asking you questions
where are you from or do you do for a living how old are you what is your
mother’s name these are quick fire questions so maybe in a contest if you
are being asked lots of general knowledge questions
questions about your life or questions about any subject and if they are being
asked quickly we can say that those questions are being asked quick-fire or
we can say quickfire questions so you have to answer the questions very
quickly hello to Guadalupe again hello also sweetness hello sweetness mitra
nice to see you back again theo is here here in greece we have a
proverb about speed act quickly think slowly yes I think there is a similar
one in English that we have as well which I will mention a little bit later
on Maria hello to Maria nice to see you here
Maria hmm daniela is here also eric says what about swift yes you can do
something swiftly so maybe you might see a bird that moves very quickly you can
say that it flies very swiftly it has swift flight and of course there
is actually a bird called a swift because it flies very quickly it has a
very fast speed of flight Irene is here also
Guadalupe LOUIE LOUIE Britannia is in the west of friends you can see it like
the nose in the Atlantic sea oh I see I know brittany.brittany
is it the same as brittany i wonder because my family comes from vit
brittany many years ago so my distant relatives on my father’s side actually
came to England from Brittany so actually I’m part French
hmm oh la la yes definitely so I am actually part French on my
father’s side and my family originally came from Brittany
hello also to Ana and Pedro is here oh hello Pedro I wonder what is the
fastest animal in the wildlife or in the world I think it’s I think it’s a
cheetah is it is it the cheetah I think it is or is it a leopard I know they’re
both pretty fast animals when they run so I think it might be I’m it might be I
want to say a cheetah I’m sure someone is going to correct me
mr. Duncan you’re wrong you’re wrong it’s not a cheater naveen I have an idea everyone tell us
the meaning of his or her name in English well I know the meaning of my
name the meaning of my name is brave warrior so my name duncan is actually a
Scottish name is the mystery idiom bus slow slow bus as a way to describe a
stupid person oh I see now in the United States they have yellow school buses
that take the children to school but also apparently there is also another
type of bus which isn’t very long it’s actually very short and apparently
that’s normally used to to take people with learning difficulties or people who
have to have special education around so yes I think sometimes it can be used in
a very cruel way so I’m not sure if that’s a very nice expression but some
people in the United States will describe a person who they think is not
very clever or smart of using the short bus but I don’t think that’s very nice
to be honest it isn’t very kind and a kobe what is the difference between
quick quickly and fast well you do something quick you do something quickly
you do something fast so be fast be quick do it quickly so they all
basically describe the same thing which is doing something with haste you do
something with some speed talking of which here are two words now
that we can use as opposites and once again we are talking about speed so
something that is slow when a person is moving we can say they walk and the
opposite is run so you can walk along the street
you can run along the street you can walk to the shops you can run to the
shops you can go slow or you can go fast you can go slowly or you can go quickly
you can have a slow pace or you can have a fast pace you can move slowly move
quickly so these two things can be expressed in many different ways of
course when we talk about walk we can also say as in an expression the walk of
life or the people you meet in all walks of life so all areas of society we will
often described as walks of life so people have different jobs different
lifestyles different means different amounts of money so we all exist in
different walks of life and run now run is something that can be used in many
ways for example you can run by moving
quickly using your legs you can run across the field you can run to the
shops you can run after mr. Duncan I don’t know why run also means to start
something so if you run something it means you started or you operate
something like a computer so you can run a computer you can run a computer
program it means you are making the thing work you are making it operate you
are making it function run you rent something also run can mean something
that is moving slowly normally liquid paint something that is liquid if it is
slowly moving down a surface maybe you paint your door but unfortunately you
put too much paint on the door so the paint will start to run unfortunately
you have put too much paint on the door so the paint will start to run oh dear you can also run out of something as
well if you run out of something it means you have exhausted a certain
supply you run out of water you run out of money you run out of energy so if you
run out of something it means the thing in question is no more you have used it
all up something can run down maybe you have a
radio and you are listening to the radio but unfortunately the batteries run out
they stopped working because the power has gone the power has run out hello to Maria again hello also – oh
hello – toe bag eager or toe bag again hello do you remember me at blondie I’m
not sure is that message for me are you talking to me or someone else I’m not
sure yes Pedro Duncan means brave warrior I’m
not sure if I am a brave warrior I haven’t worked out yet whether that’s
true or not hello also – Rolfie again for me as a
native speaker the word walk sounds like Luke without the letter L when you
pronounce it so walk walk well you don’t actually pronounce the letter L so the L
is silent so you don’t say walk you say walk so it sounds like war so if you are
fighting you have a war so walk walk so you have K at the end walk you walk to
the shops I was in Paris a few months ago I had a lovely time and I think it
would be nice to have a look at some more views of Paris and then I will be
back with some more words and connections to speed going fast and
travelling at a certain speed and then of course we will have more chat on the
live stream as well however right now we are going for a sail down the River
Seine oh I hope you enjoyed that some clips
some views from my trip to Paris earlier this year courtesy of mr. Steve’s
company Oh how about that can’t be bad not only
that but also Steve win another contest as well in his company and then we went
to Portugal so I can’t believe how many trips I’ve had this year and I didn’t
pay for either of them they were both free so that’s quite nice really hello
to Anna hello also – Rakesh it is a beautiful
place yes I enjoyed Paris even though there were quite a lot of people there
because when we went to Paris to visit unfortunately it was during the big
public holiday when everyone is actually off from work so unfortunately Paris was
very busy as you may have seen in those clips that we watched earlier there were
a lot of people around hello also – sweetness thank you very
much we are talking about speed and also how fast things can go there are some
very interesting words that we use we can use these words so this one is for
for describing something it goes first and this one is for something that goes
slow so maybe something that moves quickly we can say that it will zoom a
long zoom I love that word zoom to go at high speed something that moves quickly
we can say that it zooms so something that will zoom will go very fast and the
opposite we can use this word dawdle dawdle I love this word
you will hear this quite often in British English and it means to move too
slowly or maybe you keep stopping and you are holding people up so maybe you
are with a group of people and they want to walk fast unfortunately you don’t
want to walk quickly you want to walk slowly and look at all the sites so we
can see that that person will dawdle dawdle it’s a great word zoom means to
go quickly go very fast so you might say that a jet plane will zoom across the
sky zoom and something that goes slowly will keep stopping and holding things up
we can say that they dawdle dawdle mr. Steve quite often dawdles he really does
two more words that can be used as opposites
we have fly now fly to go through the air at great speed like a bird so a bird
will fly through the sky and drag which means to go slowly so if something goes
slowly we can say that it drags time flies during my live lesson when mr.
Duncan’s lesson finishes time drags fly go quickly dragged go slowly fly go fast
drag go slowly go slow something is going too slow something is
going very quickly this lesson has flown by the next lesson will fly by the next
lesson will not drag it will seem very interesting hopefully
you can catch my next lesson on Friday I will be with you on Friday yes Friday is
when I’m back 2 p.m. UK time we will give the answer to the mystery idiom in
a moment if you want somebody to hurry up
if we want a person to hurry up maybe you are walking with your friend
unfortunately they are not walking very quickly and you want them to go faster
you can say get a move on hurry up get a move on mr. Duncan quickly we are
waiting get a move on you want to do something quicker you want something to
happen faster you will tell someone to get a move on
hurry up here’s an interesting expression that we use in English where
we want someone to do something slowly and carefully we might say more haste
less speed more haste less speed and this expression means to do something
well you have to take your time if you do something too quickly or if you rush
quite often you will make mistakes more haste less speed I love that expression
hello to Miriam Miriam is watching in Egypt hello to you thanks
for joining me today I will be back with you on Friday don’t forget and if you
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English lessons for a very long time hello Ismael sir I am asking something
please give me attention okay then so what are you asking what are you asking
Ismael before I go here we go then here is the live mystery idiom so first of
all I will show you the picture there it is so all I asked you to do was to say
what you see say what you see now you can see that the person inside that
vehicle wants the vehicle to go faster and the answer to today’s mystery idiom
is I hope you enjoy this slowcoach ah you see
so the mystery idiom is slow coach slow coach is a phrase that is used to
describe a person who is not moving fast enough to do something in a lazy or
unproductive way might cause you to be described as a slow coach hmm very interesting so a slowcoach is a
person who moves too quickly or too slowly you want them to move faster but
unfortunately they are going too slow you describe them as a slowcoach hurry
up slow coach we haven’t got all day so there it was another mystery idiom
coming on Friday if you want someone to go faster we can also say hurry up hurry
up mr. Duncan hurry up hurry up I need to
go out I have something else to do hurry up and end your lesson or maybe you want
my lesson to continue for a very long time in which case you might say mr.
Duncan slow down slow down mr. Duncan we want your lesson to last for ever hurry
up mr. Duncan I want to go slow down mr. Duncan I’m
enjoying this hello to valentín slow bus was a very good approximation yes you
were very close very close Valentin slow bus so when we call someone a slow coach
we will actually say to that person that they are a slow coach they are going too
slowly you want them to hurry up if you are in a car maybe you are with mr.
Steve and mr. Steve is driving along the road too slowly he’s driving like an old
pensioner so I will say mr. Steve put your foot down put your foot down if you
put your foot down it means you go faster in the car so you put your foot
on the accelerator you put your down you press your foot on the
accelerator of the car and then you will go cricket the car will speed up so we
will often say put your foot down come on go faster mr. Steve put your foot
down we’re late if you want mr. Steve to stop
maybe you think he’s going too quickly or maybe you see something in the road
that the car might hit you might say hit the brakes
mr. Steve hit the brakes there is a rabbit crossing the road
hit the brakes so if you hit the brakes it means you put your foot on the brakes
you stop the car suddenly you hit the brakes
hit the brakes hello – tebah giga a game I mean hurry up is a text passage of a
blondie song oh I see so hurry up hurry up hurry up yes I think so yes blondie I
like blondie my name is tow an from Vietnam hello to Anne in Vietnam nice to
see you here today thank you also to Cristina says mr. Steve is a very
careful person not always not always mr. Steve sometimes drives like a crazy
thing he really does hello mister don’t go and greetings from Peru here in Peru
the people say the driver must put the foot down they just foot down oh I see
so don’t put your foot down so here in the UK we say put your foot down put
your foot down on the accelerator speed up and the opposite is hit the
brakes hit the brakes we might ask how fast something will
happen or how slow it will occur so how fast how fast how slow how fast was mr.
Steve going how slow was he walking so how fast and these are both questions
that you will ask about the speed in which something or someone is moving so
how fast was he driving how fast was he walking how quickly how slowly how fast
how slow so those would be asked as questions if you want to know the speed
at which a person or a thing was moving guadeloupe says mr. Duncan’s channel has
hundreds of videos and topics of recorded videos of live streams where we
talked about everything yes well I think I think now I have done maybe 900 maybe
a thousand live streams so I’ve done many live streams however what you are
watching now is my new series of live streams called English addict so this is
now the new name for my videos my channel and also my live streams as well
I am from Pakistan mr. Duncan I am a big fan and I want to impress my friends at
college so what can I do for this well how do you want to impress your friends
do you mean with your English do you want to show your friends how good your
English is well how good it is now depends on how
good it will be to your friends so what about your English now do you think your
English is good or not so good hello Christina thank you for the lesson
unfortunately I have to go don’t worry I will be going soon as well in a few
moments I will be leaving when we talk about something that is going slowly or
moving slowly we can say that something is as slow as a snail slug so maybe if a
person is walking slowly we might say that that person is walking as slow as a
snail they are moving so slowly it’s almost like walking with a snail and the
opposite faster than a speeding bullet I like that one
like Superman Superman can fly through the sky faster than a speeding bullet so
when we say that something is moving quickly we can say that it’s faster than
a speeding bullet faster than light although not many things are faster than
light to be honest Thank You Ismail Thank You
Pedro thank you yuu-chan hello yuu-chan way hello I am Davey in the USA I have a
question slow and slowly well something is slow
something moves slowly so you are describing the action as it happens
something is slow maybe your internet speed is slow if you are trying to
access something we can say that the website is opening slowly so that is the
actual action so as the action takes place it
is happening slowly however in American English you will
often hear slow used to describe all of those different events so in the UK in
British English we often say slow all the action is happening slowly slowly so
I hope that helps I really do hi so I am in Pakistan and I
just speak Urdu not English so I want to learn English to speak like you well you
have come to the right place if you love English if you want to learn English if
you are hungry are you hungry for English you are in the right place
because everyone here is an English addict including me I’m crazy about
English I really am hello also to Palmero who says bye-bye to the nice
teacher yes I’m going now I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s livestream I want to
leave you with something nice because I don’t often show you nature anymore
I used to show you a lot of nature so here is a lovely bit of nature that I
want to show you before I leave isn’t that lovely it is a friendly highland
cow so this particular field is actually in Much Wenlock and there are some
lovely cattle in that particular field and this particular type of cattle is
called the highland cattle and normally they live in Scotland however there are
some walking around in the fields here in Much Wenlock so I couldn’t resist
showing that because I don’t know about you but I love watching nature I really
do I like it a lot in fact so that’s what
we’ll end on today before we disappear thank you very much hello Beatrice Thank
You mr. Duncan for this interesting lesson have a good day
I hope it’s been interesting I will be back on Friday here are the times I’m
with you on Sunday Wednesday and Friday which means I will
be back with you on Friday from 2 p.m. UK time that is when I will be on next
for those who are wondering Thank You Louie Louie thank you hi
Thank You Ismail I am going now I will see you on Friday
don’t forget the same time 2:00 p.m. UK time thank you – Maria what a cute
animal I think so I love nature if you have any pictures
of nature if you have any photographs of animals or maybe your own pet that you
have you could always send the picture you can always send something to me and
say this is my pet cat this is my pet dog this is my pet chicken RH s says
goodbye Hiroko Ismail thank you very much I’m a
big fan and you remember me for more because there are many poor people
watching Thank You Ismail for that thank you also to Eric thank you to Anna and
yep I am going now I hope you’ve enjoyed the show I will see you on Friday don’t
forget cuz a lot of people keep asking when are you want mr. Duncan I can tell
you again I am on this Friday 2 p.m. UK time
this is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of English saying thanks for following me
today thank you very much for joining in thank you very much for your lovely
messages still lots of people sending messages right now and I will see you on
Friday once again I will mention the time
because many people forget 2 p.m. UK time
on Friday and of course you know what’s coming next yes you do… ta ta for now 😎


  1. TIME CODES – click on the blue time codes to skip forward to…
    FLOODS & MY HOUSE SIZE – 30:02 ENGLISH LESSON (video) – 34:00 SPEED words – 44:49
    MORE SPEED WORDS – 1:04:48

  2. Misterduncan's live stream is a great place to improve your English!
    You can listen, make a nice conversation and meet nice people too.

  3. oh iám proud that i was mentioned at your lesson. do not worry iám nocht offened if this is not the case :-). yes i like the music of blondie too. also her song with the text passage "hurry up" (sunday(girl)) :-).

  4. Hello, could you explain the difference between later and later on? Sometimes you use the word later at the end of the sentence and sometimes later on.

  5. Hello mr duncan, I agree gift selection for adults is not only hard but also time taking.I'm going to use a lot "get a move on" because this is something I say to my sister while walking' in my language'.I found this lesson super intresting. best wishes from karachi, Pakistan

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