English Addict / Live Lesson – Friday 17th Jan 2020 / Grammar Test – it’s or its? / Chat & Learn

English Addict / Live Lesson – Friday 17th Jan 2020 / Grammar Test – it’s or its? / Chat & Learn


you’re just too good to be true can’t
take my eyes off you hello oh here we go again yes it is the
end of the week and it’s very nice to be with you again live on YouTube this is
English addict number 28 live from the birthplace of the English
language which just happens to be England hi everybody and welcome to the
show I’m in a rather good mood today
I am I’m in a very good mood today I’m feeling rather good you can see outside
at the moment everything’s looking rather nice and sunny but it wasn’t
earlier that the rain was falling quite heavily and everything wasn’t very nice
however here we are now with the sun shining brightly above us all oh there
you are hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are you today are you
okay I hope so are you happy I hope so I really hope
you are happy today I’m feeling quite happy I’m going to be honest with you on
Wednesday I wasn’t feeling very happy a lot of
things going on in my life away from YouTube but yesterday I went to see my
mother in hospital and she is feeling much better it was really nice to sit
down with my mum yesterday at the hospital and we had a lovely time for
those who have never seen my mother before here she is
so this is my mum with me now this particular photograph was taken it was
taken about 30 years ago so this particular photograph was taken
in the early 1990s around 1990 maybe 1991 but yes this particular photograph
is around 30 years old so this picture was taken before many of you watching
right now were even born let’s have another photograph of me mum here we go
he’s another one so this is my mother in my garden right here in Much Wenlock
there she is looking rather radiant beaming at the camera looking rather
nice and yesterday I was visiting my lovely mum in hospital she
hasn’t been too well but yesterday we had a great opportunity to sit down and
talk about things and yes she was much better and and I can’t begin to tell you
how happy that made me feel I really can’t begin to tell you how
amazing it was to sit there chat to my mum and she was chatting to me and sadly
I had to leave after a couple of hours sitting down talking with my mum I had
to leave but my mother held out her arms and we had a lovely hug and I told her
how much I loved her isn’t it great to have that chance and this is something
that I always believe in sometimes you have to say things because one day you
might not be able to do it you might spend the rest of your life regretting a
moment that you didn’t have so I had a super time yesterday really happy now
there is something wonderful in the air at the moment I don’t know what it is
maybe it’s because the Sun is out the birds are singing Oh would you like to
have a look in the garden now the garden has been very busy this morning now I
have my live camera outside however this morning I caught something very lovely
in my garden so this is something I recorded about 20 minutes ago in my
garden can you see in my garden there is a woodpecker
a woodpecker feeding from one of my many bird feeders and this particular
woodpecker is a female woodpecker so I can tell by the markings on this
particular bird I know which sex it is it is a female and a very hungry female
as well so yes it
looks as if my garden has really come to life shall we have a look at the live
view outside so this is my bird feeder right now so that is what it looks like
now not many birds around although that’s
probably because I’ve I’ve been disturbing them so I was walking past
the window and I think I think I’ve scared many of them away unfortunately
so sometimes the birds will come in large groups oh there we go you can see
quite a few now feeding in the garden live is live can be and because I’m in
such a good mood let’s have another look outside isn’t
that great it’s lovely the Sun is out the sky is almost blue not quite it’s
almost blue but what do you expect after all it is still January so we have a
little way to go here in the UK before the weather gets better we still have
quite a way to go hey guess what the weekend is just around the corner
everyone yes it’s Friday all I can say is I hope we have more
people watching today than we did on Wednesday I don’t know what’s going on
at the moment I I don’t know what’s happening
for some strange reason we don’t seem to be having many people watching on
Wednesday very few viewers I don’t know why what
is happening what of what have I done have I done something to offend you who
knows so some very strange things happening at the moment with my youtube
channel and also with my live streams it would appear that lots of people do not
know that I’m on so if you have a friend if you have a friend who is interested
in learning English call them send them a message on your phone tell them to
tune in because I’m live right now I am honestly let’s say hello to the live
chat a lot of people already wanting to say hello and don’t forget you are more
than welcome to join in on my live streams every Sunday Wednesday and
Friday so that’s when you can catch me live from 2:00 p.m. UK time so it is
always useful to find out what the time difference is between here in the UK and
where you are as well 2 p.m. UK time is when I am on every Sunday Wednesday and
Friday it’s true I’m not joking live chats congratulations to grace chin
guess what you are first on today’s live chat congratulations to you it is true I am in a rather good mood
today because my mother is feeling better I went to see her yesterday we
had a lovely chat very nice time in fact I didn’t want to go but unfortunately
the nurses said I’m sorry you have to leave now
visiting time has come to an end and to make matters worse earlier yesterday I
went to the hospital to see my mother and I was too early and they told me off
they gave me a little scolding they scolded me for being too early arriving
in the ward when I should not have been there so yes I did get told off
yesterday I was scolded by one of the nurses for going into the ward too early
so the police dove the place the place where people stay when they are in
hospital is called a ward ward and we can also use the word ward if you
are looking after someone so if you are a court of ward or a ward of court it
means you are in charge of that person or you are taking care of them so the
ward is the place where care is given to sick people people who are unwell hello
also – Cecilia Julie Luis Mendez hello Luis nice to see you here sweetness says
how are you mr. Duncan how’s your mother my mother is much better today
Noemi Lilia hello Lilia also mica mica can I say welcome I know this is the
first time that you’ve joined me live in 2020 so can I say a big hello to Mika
and it’s the first time that you’ve joined me in the new year Happy New Year is it too late to say
that when do you stop saying that when do you stop saying Happy New Year well
I’m going to say it for a few more days anyway and no one can stop me no one at
all hello mog mog hello also Belarusian Belarusian thank you for your lovely
message concerning my mother christina is here apparently the weather is humid
humid and also very cold yes you can have humidity and also cold temperatures
or low temperatures so it is possible quite often here in the UK we can have a
lot of humidity however the temperature is not high so quite often the humidity
is is just the amount of moisture that is in the air thanks for having you mr.
Duncan Hank thank you very much girl how kind of you that’s very nice hello to
Silvia Silvia thank you very much as well a lot of people saying that they
are glad to hear that my mother is feeling better yes my mother is feeling
much better she still has a long way to go so she is
not out of the woods yet that’s an interesting expression if you say that
someone is not out of the woods yet it means that they still have a struggle to
get over they still have other things to deal with so if a person is feeling
unwell if they are sick if they are ill and they are slowly recovering they are
not out of the woods yet they still have a lot of recovering
still to do still there is a long way to go
so yes things are looking up and if there is one thing we need in this world
at the moment it is a little bit of positivity
hello also too Masha hello – Masha watching in
Azerbaijan nice to see you here as well Marcelo hello mr. Duncan I can’t take my
eyes of you I can’t take my eyes off you it’s a very famous song in fact you’re
just too good to be true shall I shall I have a bit of an echo
you’re just too good to be true can’t you feel like heaven to touch so much
that’s it that’s all you’re getting because YouTube might slap a copyright
claim on this video so I have to be very careful sometimes
hello also – Silvia also broken boy hello broken boy I am sorry to hear that
you are broken I don’t know where you are broken but I hope it gets better
soon hello Guadalupe also we have Erik hello Erik nice to see you back again
thank you very much for joining me once more hello – action dong
or should I say Charlotte I think that’s easier to be honest hello – Charlotte
who says hello is it your first time here well so many people are joining me
today thank you very much for coming along and saying hello for those who
want to get in touch you are more than welcome to do so you can email you can
follow me on Facebook and if you like what I do you can also make a small
donation oh I have to say what a day what a day I
had such a day yesterday rushing around doing lots of things spending time with
my mother and other things as well as well as preparing this of course I have
to do a lot of work sometimes before I can come on and do my livestream so
there is always something to do maybe your life is very similar to mine
sometimes things can be very hectic a hectic schedule or maybe a hectic time
or a hectic period so maybe normally in your life things are moving along
smoothly without any problems but then suddenly your life can become very
hectic there are many things that you have to do many things you have to sort
out unfortunately on Wednesday we tried something new
we had a new feature where I test you on your grammar or should I say certain
parts of English grammar and that’s what we’re doing today so we will have
another game which I have decided to call grammar llama ding-dong I’m sure
the subtitles are actually spelling that wrong right now so you can actually get
subtitles don’t forget you can follow this with captions all you have to do is
press see there it is the letter C on your keyboard and you can actually have
live captions as I’m talking to you isn’t that amazing
isn’t YouTube brilliant you can know things on YouTube are going very strange
at the moment have you noticed thank you Ekaterina who says it’s good to know
that your mum is better she is feeling better but as I said earlier she still
has a long way to go so she won’t be leaving hospital just
yet she’s not ready to go yet Cristina said you look a lot like your mother
many people say that I do I think I look very similar to my mum so here is a
photograph of my mother in fact I will fade my mother over me here we go
oh that’s very creepy oh dear that’s strange okay so there we go so there’s
me and my mother so I think you can see yes we do look
very similar I think we do look very similar yes that is a very good point
Cristina thanks for mentioning that so then now you know I do look very similar
to my mother in fact I might go as far as to say I might say right now that my
mother and myself we have very similar temperaments your temperament it means
the way you control your emotions or maybe the way you behave generally so
your temperament my mother and I have very similar temperaments the way we
behave and the way we react to things broken boy mr. Duncan why are you
forgetting any members in your live stream I am Rakesh mr. Duncan I think
your mind is not working perfect you never seem perfect
who is that I am your fan mr. Duncan well hello Rakesh I don’t ignore people
but sometimes the messages go by very quickly so I might not see your message
it isn’t because I’m ignoring you because I never ignore anyone unless of
course you are being very rude which doesn’t happen very often
fortunately hello hi Lee Kwang you are exactly the same yes we do look very
similar it’s almost strange how similar my
mother and me look it’s very weird isn’t it so we have our new feature coming a
little bit later on I hope you are ready I hope you are ready to be tested
because today we are talking about two words and two ways of using words that
look very similar so you can see here these words look similar but there is a
slight difference if you look here you can see that there is an apostrophe
that defines that particular word so they are almost identical however there
is an apostrophe here and the reason why there is an apostrophe is because you
are using it as a contraction so it’s in this particular sense and also spelling
is a contraction so when we say contraction it means you are shortening
a sentence you are making it shorter to make it easier to say and also it’s
quicker it’s faster you can say things much quicker if you use contractions so
it’s in this particular sense is used as a contraction and then without the
apostrophe it is possessive so in this sense it is the possessive use and
that’s what we will be testing you on in a few moments time we will be taking a
look at the uses of those words and also testing you as well so I hope I hope you
will stick around new shah says bye bye Oh bye bye new Shah that was a short
visit hello Irene Thank You Irene for joining me today on the live stream
Irene I should be a poet I really should the more I get older the more I look
like my mother very interesting oh I see so do you have
the same thing Mika so do you look like your mother as well hmm
I noticed this sometimes do you ever see a family together so maybe you are in a
bar or a pub or a restaurant and you are sitting and then suddenly you look
across at the next table and you can see a family sitting together and quite
often you will find that you will be fascinated by
who is sitting there you will see the parents may be and there may be younger
people also sitting there but quite often you can see there is a similarity
there is a strong similarity between the children and the parents so there are
certain things maybe the shape of their face or maybe the color of their eyes or
maybe the size of their nose so quite often there are things that define a
certain family it might be a certain physical appearance maybe your nose or
eyes for example everyone in my family has brown eyes so all of my family has
brown eyes and also many of their their eyes are large they have large brown
eyes hello to Mary is Ella where is mr. Steve mr. Steve it’s
working he’s not here at the moment so unfortunately during the week mr. Steve
can’t join us because he is busy working hello – mm oh hello mr. Duncan here is
memo from Apulia in Italy hello to Italy how’s the weather going there Michela or
mashella says hello as well Patrick from Congo is also watching I don’t know
about you but I love having a little Congo around the room hello
NIM wot near map I wish your mother would get strong and healthy soon
well me too me too Louie Mendez says it’s like spring today it feels like
that here it’s very strange it feels like that
here is wrong Lucy hi mr. Duncan finally I attend your live
show before I lived in Australia and I’m from Korea and I stood at English
from your videos thank you very much Lucy oh thank you very much and I study
again for my dream job in Australia a lot of people at the moment are trying
to get into Australia especially from Asian countries such as China and Korea
and also Vietnam you will find there are people who dream of going to Australia
I’ve always wanted to go to Australia but the problem is it takes a very long
time to get there unfortunately about 27 hours on a plane
and sometimes you have to stop on the way so it can take maybe 30 or even 40
hours to get to Australia and that is including the the stop-off so when you
stay somewhere so when you change planes so yes I’ve always wanted to go where
I’ll go to Australia one of my friends who I was very close
to in China when I lived there now works and lives in Australia
Isabella I have three sisters and everybody thinks that we look the same
Oh now of course you can have people who
are born looking very similar to their sister or brother and they are twins of
course so they are born at the same time and they look very similar I wonder what
that feels like I’ve always wondered what it feels like to have a twin so you
see a person in front of you and they look identical to you it must feel very
strange I’m sure you can have lots of fun as well if you are a twin maybe you
can trick people into thinking that you are the other person and vice versa hello Louis this it’s and it’s sound the
same but their meanings are very different yes this is true and this is
something I will be testing you on in a couple of minutes
so you can see these two words I will give you some examples of sentences and
I want you to tell me which form should be used in the sentence mr. Duncan do
you think my English is increasing fastly well we don’t say fastly we say
quickly we say do you think my English is improving quickly not fastly we never
say fastly ever in English go hello I feel very well with your lessons or you
might say I feel very happy or comfortable with your lessons hello Jane
George is Lane I have a problem to understand you and I am very sad well
you can always press C on your keyboard you can always find the live captions so
there are captions now you can watch during the live stream it’s true hello
also to netra hello Metro besides caring for your mother you are conducting live
streams too I love your work commitment well I suppose I have no choice
sometimes in life you have to do things even if other things are happening
around you so your commitment to something can be work family or maybe
you have to give time to certain things and quite often you have no choice about
it so yes sometimes you have to try to do all of these things you have to fit
them in and there is always a strong sense of commitment you always feel as
if you have to do it there is a strong sense or feeling of commitment you must
do it Pedro say hello to Pedro Pedro Belmont life is
not too thank you very much it could always be
better it could always be a little better
hello also to Anna thanks for your lessons I have improved well one of the
good things about watching this live is that everything is spontaneous and
natural here we go then it’s time to have a look at our new feature oh are
you excited I hope you are because I am I’m very excited here we go a new
feature on the live stream I am going to test you on your grammar a certain part
of English grammar I will now test you on it’s time for
grammar Lama ding-dong are you ready are you ready to be tested so I’m going to give you time to answer
the questions today so I won’t rush you so don’t worry don’t panic I know there
is a slight delay on the live stream so maybe there is a 30 maybe 40 second
delay so it takes a few moments for the live stream to arrive at you so don’t
worry I will take that into consideration so I won’t rush you all
right all right no problem so here we go where today we are looking
at the differences between these two words but not only that I am going to
test you on how well you know the uses of these forms of hits one of them is
possessive the other one is a contraction what you have to do is tell
me which is which so I’m going to show you some sentences now here comes the
first one are you ready for the first sentence come to think of it am I ready
I think I’m ready okay here we go so here comes the first sentence all you
have to do is tell me what the missing word is okay so don’t forget you have
two choices you have this one and this one so you can write your answers down
which one is it which one is it is it a contraction or possessive
which one is it which one is it which one is it which one is it which
one is it which one is it which one is it doo-doo-doo-doo
which one is it which one is it is it a contraction Oh a lot of people are
writing the answer down they are typing it on the live chat good so a lot of you
seem to think that it is you think it’s a contraction oh you think that the
answer to this is contractions but is it is it really okay I will give you five
more seconds five four three two one so let’s have a look shall we
it looks like something going to rain later
is it a contraction or is it possessive the answer is the answer is it’s as a
contraction so it is actually it’s as a contraction it looks like it’s going to
rain later so here it is a contraction in this particular sentence we are using
the contraction form it looks like it’s going to rain so in this sense we are
saying it looks like it is going to rain it looks like it’s going to rain it
looks like it’s going to rain later we are using in this particular sentence a
contraction I’m sure if you have children you know
sometimes those contractions can be very difficult and sometimes unpleasant what
do I know what do I know about contractions and ladies things I really
don’t here we go the Robin uses blank read breast as a
warning to other birds the Robin uses blank read breast as a warning to other
birds so what are we using are we using in this or are we using this is it this
or this which one is it is it a contraction or is it the possessive the
Robin uses something red breast as a warning to other birds are you having a
good day are you looking forward to the weekend because the weekend is around
the corner it’s just over there it’s waiting to arrive I know I’m very
excited so which one is it no the music stops the Robin uses blank redbreast
as a warning to other birds but which one is it which one which one is it is
it this one or this one time’s up I don’t know why that makes me laugh but
it does which one is it yes it is possessive and there it is look the
Robin uses its red breast as a warning to other birds it’s it is possessive we
are using it in the possessive sense because the breast the red breast
belongs to the Robin so it is possessive everyone it is Irene
says I love Robins and tits no that’s not swearing of course at it when we say
tit we mean a type of bird a type of bird so no I’m not swearing don’t worry
before you report me to YouTube would you like another one we are doing our
grammar Lama ding-dong today are you enjoying it so far here’s
another one something a long time since we went out somewhere something a long
time since we went out somewhere but which one is it which one is it which
one which one is it which one which one easy
which what which one is it something a long time since we went out somewhere
but which form of the word is it you see what I did there
is it a contraction or possessive contraction or possessive which one is
it we have some answers coming through now five more seconds five more seconds
to go the cock has spoken the answer is its as a contraction so we are saying it
is it is a long time since we went out somewhere it is a long time so we say
it’s it’s a long time since we went out somewhere don’t you think I think we
should go out maybe tonight for a lovely meal maybe we can have a lovely curry or
maybe some Italian food at a lovely local romantic restaurant maybe we can
sit in the corner and look into each other’s eyes it’s as a contraction it’s
a long time since we went out somewhere we are using a contraction so when we
say contraction it is just a way of shortening a sentence by removing some
of the letters from the words and of course there are many examples of
contractions don’t do not don’t do not hello Todd
Todd Packer hello Todd I haven’t seen you here before
is it your first time on the live chat I wonder I wonder if it is shall we have
another one okay here’s another one it is gramma Lama ding-dong something oh
now this is interesting we have to we have two things for you to answer
something time for the Blackbird to start building something nest don’t
worry there is no rush which one is it something time for the Blackbird to
start building something mist which one is it
Oh everyone is giving me their answers well a lot of correct answers coming
here wanted to incorrect ones but many of them or most of them are correct can
I just say your grammar is very good if you are watching but not answering I
hope you are playing where you are right now maybe you can write them down on a
piece of paper or do something else maybe you can shout the answer out of
your bedroom window so all of your neighbors will hear you and they will
window what you are up to five more seconds five four three two one here we go so we have something time for
the Blackbird to start building something missed the first is it’s a
contraction so it’s time it’s time for the Blackbird to start building its nest
possessive so the first one is a contraction the second one is possessive
this is the shortened form of it is and this is the possessive it’s it belongs
to that thing it is directly associated with the thing that is being talked
about it’s time for the Blackbird to start building its nest the first one
contraction the second one possessive did you enjoy that I hope so
we are actually going to take a little break but don’t worry we will be back so
now I’m going to show you an excerpt from one of my full English lessons and
then we will have another round another SuperDuper round of grammar Lama ding
dong coming a little bit later on right now we are going to have a look at one
of my full English lessons here is an excerpt taken from full English number
12 and then we will be back with more grammar questions we often used the
phrase easier said than done when discussing a possible venture
or goal it would appear that it is easier to say something that actually do
it but why is that I’m sure you have done it in the past I know I have we
come up with a big plan or idea that we intend to do at some point but sadly it
never comes to fruition the word fruition means be made real or completed
it would appear that it is much easier to say you’ll do something than to
actually do it the effort needed to start doing something is immense the two
things you really need are determination and motivation you must be determined
and motivated to be determined is the feeling of being resolute and
strong-willed motivation is the force that pushes you into doing something to
feel motivated is to be encouraged and spurred on the driving force that gets
you to your goal is motivation without determination and motivation it would
appear to be true that some things are easier said than done can you see what I’m doing here I’m in
the process of unboxing something to win box is to take something out of a box or
package normally something new is boxed or packaged it comes in a box or package
a large bulky item will often be boxed so as to make it easier to carry and
protect the contents I will now unbox this item I will remove
the contents from the box we can also say the time and packing or taking the
item or items out of the box can you work out what this box has in it this is
my new patio table it is made of metal and painted so it won’t get damaged or
go rusty from the rain I need to assemble the
table it has to be put together I need to construct it before it can be used before I can take the table out I must
undo the seal at the top of the box I need to cut through these pieces of
sticky tape and then I can remove the disassembled table from the box these are the instructions for building
the table but to be honest with you I rarely ever look at the instructions I
like to put things together or learn how to work something without looking at the
instructions at all it’s more fun that way the table itself is very heavy and is
not easy to remove from the box after a little pulling and tugging I managed to
get it out the next thing I need to do is unpack
the parts from the packaging so these are all the bits and pieces I
need to make my lovely table how well will I do constructing it find out later as you know I love receiving your
comments and questions and today I would like to answer another one of your
questions this question comes from Xavier who
lives in Spain and asks what are the differences between the words across and
through both of these words relate to movement to move across means to move
from one side to another as a preposition across shows the position of
movement she ran across the street as an adverb a cross can be used as an
expression of measurement in length the bridge is 100 feet across the word cross
can also show position he lived across the road from me a cross word answer
that reads horizontally is defined as being across the word through means to
move in and out of something for example if you go into a forest and come out the
other side then you have gone through the forest
so through describes the action of moving among something to move forwards
among trees means you are moving through the trees as you move you pass things to
move through a forest or through bushes or through a crowd of people you can
move through something such as a doorway to step from one side to another is to
move through to go through or fall through to look from one side of
something out to another is look through he looked through the window to see if
anyone was at home to make a hole in something means that you go through or
you have gone through to inspect or study something in part or whole is to
go through I need to go through these essays and check them for mistakes to be
through means to finish or end something the thing in question is finished and
over I’m going to tell my girlfriend that we are through in a contest the
word through means to be chosen for the next round or heat mr. Duncan you have
made it through to the final so a cross relates to direction while through tends
to relate to movement and objects thank you for your question Xavier and if you
have a question for me to answer then please feel free to drop me a line at my
email address we are back live I hope you enjoyed that
one of my many English lessons available on my youtube channel hmm I was just pondering I was thinking
about things then over the past couple of days I’ve been thinking about all
sorts of things now and again I will drift away and think of my childhood
lovely moments during my early years of life isn’t it nice I hope you enjoyed
that a lot of people asking about the website yes I am at the moment
constructing a website it is coming along slowly very slowly but I am at the
moment doing a website I am constructing it I am putting it together it has not
gone well I have had some problems one of the problems is getting the live
stream to play on the website unfortunately I’m finding it very hard
to do that because YouTube would appear not to allow you to do it so that is one
thing I am trying to do at the moment Abdel Azim says you look happy today I
look happy because I went to see my mum in hospital yesterday and she is feeling
much better we had a lovely chat a lovely
conversation and a lovely big hug and kiss as well so I am feeling very happy
some people might say that I had my bottle filled yesterday how dare you how
how dare you yes you tell them Greta hello Mary gsella
mr. Duncan can you make a lesson about the differences between the present
perfect the present perfect continuous and the past perfect that is a big
subject but yes I know what you mean these are small parts of English but
they can be very confusing you are right it is possible for you to disclose some
of your favorite features you are expecting to have on your website Thank
You Lilia well the reason why I’m setting up my website something that
will be separate and away from YouTube is because of many of the changes that
are taking place here on YouTube so I want to have all my videos and
everything I do and everything I’ve done together and also easy to find I want it
to be easy to find and easy to navigate so I’m hoping to have a website that
will be useful to everyone and besides videos there will be other
things on there as well maybe a few surprises even hmm so now you know hello
also to mohab thanks to see thanks for seeing me
and thanks for joining me here today how lovely so here we go round 2 it is the
second part of today’s special quiz I hope you will join in wherever you are
in the world it is time to play another round of Kurama allama ding dong mmm grammar lab ding-dong that’s the
name of the game by the way that’s what I call the game the game we are playing
right now so today we are talking about one particular type of word use and we
are looking at two words to actually show the difference so there we have
it’s and also it’s however there is a difference because one of them is a
contraction and the other one is possessive so the reason why we have
contractions is to make things easier to say and Express so quite often in
informal situations so if you are writing a letter to someone maybe you
are applying for a job never use contractions never use contractions if
you are writing something formally never do it because it looks horrible it’s and
it’s this one is a contraction and this one is possessive so here comes another
one we are going to test you on another sentence here it is right now
I think Blanc only a matter of time before he gets fired
I think Blanc only a matter of time before he gets fired when we say fired
we mean that he is dismissed from his job he is told that he cannot work for
that company anymore he is fired sacked dismissed kicked out it’s
thank you very much I will give you a few seconds to answer the question
because there is a slight time delay welcome welcome welcome to the live chat
welcome to my lovely livestream so what is the answer
I think Blanc only a matter of time before he gets fired from his job which
one is it is it this one or that one this one or that one which one is it Jamelia is going by Jamelia hopefully
see you on Sunday mr. Steve will be with us on Sunday mr. Steve will be with us
on Sunday so what is the answer the answer is coming right now I have given
you a few moments to answer the question and here we go here comes the answer right now time is up I think possessive
it’s as a possessive there it is it’s I think it’s only a matter of time before
he gets fired so we are using it as a contraction there it is the word
contraction when we reduce the size or length of a sentence by shortening
normally two words and joining them together
we call it a contraction oh and it has nothing to do it has nothing to do with
giving birth I know it sounds like it I know it sounds like you need to push and
shove I’m sorry I apologize sorry about that and a Kobe also pat you Irene
Eleanor thank you very much thank you ma ma e or ma l Irene also Eric Eric is
saying goodbye to Jamelia I don’t know where where is Jamelia going where are
you going oh that’s not very nice I hope to see you on Sunday so here’s the next
one are you ready for the next sentence here it comes right now
oh this one’s a bit difficult I think this one’s slightly difficult I’m sure
you will prove me wrong by getting it right 100% I enjoyed the meal but I
still dislike the restaurant and blank staff but the missing word what is the
missing word I enjoyed the meal but I still do not dislike the restaurant and
blank staff what is the missing use is it this one or is it this one is it this
or this this or this I will give you a few moments to answer the question which
one is it is it possessive or is it a contraction possessive contraction which one is it Martha in Poland thank you for your
answer grace Adam hello Adam Adam Adam nice to
see you here as well el Corrie hello to you as well MA and
also thank you very much to grace grace chin as well by the way grace was first
on today’s live chat it’s true yes time’s up the answer is it is possessive
the possessive use of its so we are talking about the thing that is
connected directly as a possessive form I enjoyed the meal but I still dislike
the restaurant and its staff so when we say staff we mean the people that work
there the people who are employed so in a restaurant it will be the people who
serve you at the table the waiters or waitresses we mustn’t forget the
waitresses because if we don’t they will get angry how dare you that’s exactly
what they’ll say they will so it’s as a possessive form I enjoyed the meal but I
still dislike the restaurant and its staff I hope you got it right if you
didn’t don’t worry don’t worry don’t worry don’t worry don’t worry
the next one we will be going soon by the way okay well this is very short not
many words there it’s a very short sentence but which use are we using is
it the possessive or the contraction which one is it
contraction or possessive contraction possessive I will give you a few moments
to work it out which one is it time’s up what was that okay enough music el curry also Eleanor
grace Palmyra what is the missing word stay or go blank
your choice stay or go blank your choice is it possessive or is it a contraction
the answer is contraction we are using a contraction
the shortened form of it is stay or go it’s your choice stay or go
it is your choice so we are using the contraction of it is I hope you enjoyed
that we have a couple of more and then I’m going but don’t worry I’m back on
Sunday and guess what mr. Steve will be here as well on Sunday are you excited I
hope so here is the next one oh okay then hmm is
it this one or this one this one this one this one or this one which one is it
is it possessive or contraction locust music it’s quite nice it’s very relaxing
it’s a nice piece of music to listen to what else thinking Belarus ear is going
by Belarus er see you later bye Noemi Lilia Cecilia Cristina room Eric Julie
thank you very much for your answers today thank you very much that’s it
time’s up I don’t know why that sound effect always gets me it always makes me
laugh which one is it though which one is it
here’s the question again I think it’s time for us to
but which one is it it’s who are we using the contraction or the possessive
contraction possessive contraction or possessive here we go again which one is it which one is it is it
possessive or contraction okay that’s enough because time is up I think
something time for us to leave but which form of the word are we using
contraction or possessive thank you Jan hello Jan Jan shutters nice to see you
here Prem Singh nice to see you as well Luis says it is a contraction in fact a
lot of you are saying contraction but are you right yes
you are correct we are using the contraction in this particular sentence
I think it is time for us to leave so we can use the contraction in this
particular sentence I think it’s time for us to leave in fact it will be time
for us to leave very soon so I hope you are enjoying today’s edition of English
addict and also we have our super duper quiz something for fun to help you
improve your grammar grammar llama ding-dong another one we have two more including
this one Oh once more we have two missing words
blank not that I dislike you blank the way you never listen to me interesting blank not that I dislike you
blank the way you never listen to me which one is it
which one is it is it possessive or is it a contraction I will give you a few
more moments so we have two missing words which one is possessive and which
one is the contraction of course they both might be one or the other possessive or contraction maybe both
or maybe just one let’s have a look shall we
okay goodbye music times up so prim sing and also Elinor Julie Anna
also Isabella thank you for your lovely responses but what is the answer I will
show you right now they are both contractions they are both used as
contractions in this particular sentence it’s not that I dislike you it’s the way
you never listen to me it’s not that I dislike you it’s the way
you never listen to me it is annoying isn’t it if you are in a relationship
and your partner never listens to you maybe they just drift off and think
about something else it can be very annoying so we are using contractions
twice in this particular sentence it’s not that I dislike you it’s the way you
never listen to me so that is the penultimate grammar test
today I hope you’ve enjoyed this today hello maths and physics
hello mr. Duncan how are you I’m okay math and physics math I’m not very good
at physics well I know a little bit but not much
for example I know if I climb a tree and the branch breaks I know that I will
crash to the ground and probably break my neck
he was the last one the final one before we go once more we have two missing
words the school needs to improve something standards if something to get
a good review the school needs to improve something standards if something
to get a good review but what is the answer so there are two missing words
there two missing words but what is the answer in fact there are two answers
here two missing words thank you also to Lilia Thank You mess math and physics
can you please say her big hello to Pakistan
hello Pakistan I hope that was big enough that was a big hello the school
needs to improve standards if to get a good review
is it a contraction or is it possessive which one is it which one is it we are
going in a moment which one is it time’s up
thank you very much to Eric also mullah wiener nice door
Cecilia Cindy well done you’ve also answered the question Prem Singh
thank you very much many of you getting it right it would appear that you are
now learning how to use these two forms in sentences and even people who speak
English and write English as their first language often make mistakes they really
do so sometimes a person might write to someone and they will make mistakes even
if they are using their native English so here we go the school needs to
improve something standards if something to get a good review here we go and it’s
possessive so first of all the school needs to improve its standards
possessive if it’s to get a good review so the first one is
possessive the second is a contraction the school needs to improve its
standards if it’s to get a good review and that is the final one I hope you’ve
enjoyed this today how many did you get right did you get them all right
did you guess them all right well if you did congratulations Thank You Maria mr.
Duncan are you constructing the website on your own yes Maria I am trying to do
it by myself also I am doing it as a challenge as
well sometimes I like to challenge myself by learning something new or
learning a new skill so this is also a thing that I’m doing just to improve
myself I suppose so I’m learning about how I’m
learning about how to build a website and between you me it’s not easy it’s
not easy it isn’t the easiest thing to do in the world I can now understand why
people often pay another person to build their website because it takes a lot of
work a lot of effort a lot of energy in fact Thank You Haneen hello Haneen
Haneen nice to see you here you are a little bit late because we are going in
a few moments unfortunately so I will be back with you when am i back I am back
with you on Sunday Sunday 2 p.m. UK time we will be together once more here on
YouTube and don’t forget as well mr. Steve will be joining us as well on the
live chat so mr. Steve will be here in the studio on Sunday of course the big
question is what will I be tempting mr. Steve into the studio with so normally I
will leave a little piece of food one of mr. Steve’s favorite snacks but which
one will I be using on Sunday join me and find out thank you very much
for your company today it is time to go thank you very much for all of your
lovely messages today thank you very much for all of your lovely kind words
concerning my mother she is still in hospital but she will be coming out
hopefully sometime next week one last look in the garden
the birds are feeling a little bit shy today unfortunately so there are one or
two birds feeding in the garden but not very many unfortunately I’m going now
it’s almost time for me to say goodbye I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s livestream
Thank You Nestor Thank You Palmyra Thank You Mika and Happy New Year
once again thanks for spending these 90 minutes with us mr. Duncan I’m sure we
all appreciate your work Thank You Lilia thank you Eric Thank You Cecilia and a
Coby thank you very much for your company as well see one Sunday 2:00 p.m.
UK time don’t forget and if you want to I suppose I should also ask you to like
and subscribe before you go can you please give me a lovely thumb on my
video so like and also subscribe as well subscribe join my youtube channel and
then you will never miss another thing that happens here and that’s it it’s
time to go I’m sorry about that if you’ve just joined me I do apologize but
it’s time for me to say goodbye Thank You Eleanor Thank You Prem Singh Thank
You Julie thank you also to Lewis I will see you on Sunday 2 p.m. UK time
this is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of English saying thanks for watching
thanks for joining me today I hope you’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done and
I will see you on Sunday that time again 2 p.m. UK time and of course until then ta ta for now 😎

7 comments

  1. TIME CODES – click on the blue time codes to skip forward to…
    LESSON STARTS – 2:35 MY MUM – 4:37 GRAMMA-LAMMA-DING-DONG – 32:48
    FULL ENGLISH (video) – 47:33 GRAMMA-LAMMA-DING-DONG (part 2) – 59:16

  2. Hello mr duncan, I have been missing your broad smile for the past couple of live streams due to your mother illness but she is getting better and soon will be back home..the difference between its ad it's is no more a pain in the neck as the test made it easier however last two were a bit confusing. best wishes to you and your parents from karachi, Pakistan

  3. Today I could not see this program … but thanks to the internet I can see it … teacher Mr. Duncan, you transmit the same emotion and feeling either in the live broadcast and in a recorded one… i love this program

  4. I was searching for an idiom that denotes the similarity of you both: Apple never falls far from the tree. 🍎

    I hope you mother is getting well, Mr. Duncan!! It is a pleasure to see that you are happier.

    Love your lessons💕

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