oh did you miss me did you miss having my lovely company this week

were you pining for some english addict well guess what you don't

have to do that anymore because we are now here live

across youtube yes here we go again it's another

english addict live from the birthplace of english which just happens to be

england

we are all together again hi everybody this is mr duncan in

england how are you today are you okay i hope so

are you happy i hope you are feeling ever so happy today because i'm

feeling happy because we are back together once

more here on youtube isn't

it lovely how has your week been have you had a good week has your week

gone as well as you wanted it to i hope so

we have a lot of things to talk about today

so many things we will also be doing something quite exciting today

i will tell you all about that in a few moments time

but of course we are all here today here again today even

for those who are wondering my my little tongue

is slowly healing but it is still unwell it's still painful but not

as painful as it was at the start of last week so last week when i

actually burnt my tongue on some very hot food

please don't ask me how i did it but i did it i

managed to do that and i i developed a large ulcer on my tongue

and it's taken me a very long time to get rid of it but it's still there

and it's still rather annoying however the good news is

it is not as painful as it was before for those who are wondering my

name is duncan i talk about the english language here on

youtube that is what i do that is the reason why

i am here with you that's what i do i talk about english i

talk about all sorts of subjects as we will be

doing today we will be talking about lots of

different subjects during today's live stream yes for those

who are wondering we are now coming to you live from the

birthplace of the english language which just

happens to be england hello to you

and of course we have made it all the way to the middle of the week

we have made it all the way to wednesday

come on

yes duncan if you are going to press the buttons please make sure

that you have your finger on the right button you silly sausage

i am a silly sausage for those who are wondering i have not been lazy this week

i've been doing a lot of things this week i can't begin to tell you how

busy i have been for the past two days i have

been cleaning out my studio i've been making my studio

look all lovely in fact

on monday i took everything out of this studio

everything i had a big summer clean up i decided to clean out my studio and

there you can see just to prove it's exactly what i did

i had my studio clean for summer so some people have

their clean or maybe they clean their house or clean their room

during the spring time however i normally have

my clean out during the summer when i can open the windows

let in the fresh air and also quite often i

i find myself with a little bit of spare time

as well so there you can see my studio on monday i cleared the whole

studio out everything and you can see everything went

so you can now see what my studio looks like when there is nothing

in the actual room here is another angle for you

for those who are interested so there is another view

and you can see my studio is looking bare

but the big question is where did i put all of my equipment

mr duncan where is it where where is all your

equipment well for for one day in fact monday and also part of tuesday

i had to leave all of my studio equipment

in the dining room would you like to see it

so there it is that is what my studio looks like

when i'm having my big clean out and that's what i was doing on monday

and tuesday so i have been keeping myself rather

busy this week for those who think maybe

i'm doing nothing on monday and tuesday well guess what i have been ever so busy

cleaning out my studio and that is what i've been doing what about you

have you done anything exciting anything happened

this week anything nice happened monday tuesday anything you can share it right

here because of course we are a lovely

community of people who are all interested in the english language

so here is the situation that i'm in at the moment i am in a very interesting

situation because one of my moderators here

on the live chat has decided to retire i won't say who but all i will say is

thank you helena for your moderating so we have

a spare place for a moderator so today

if i'm feeling generous of course i might

i might actually give that moderator place to one of you

today mr duncan that is so exciting so helena has lots of other things to do

but it's okay it's no problem i know one of you out there would love

i'm pretty sure one of you would love to fill that gap so you will have a

chance to do that today we are looking for

a new moderator so of course we already have moderators

we have palmyra we have luis mendes we also have

mika and belarusia so we are looking for another moderator

to add to my list who will it be i wonder so if you think

you could be the latest moderator the new moderator here

on my list of moderators for this live chat

i want you to tell me why why do you think you would be a good moderator

why put your case forward now is your chance

oh dear me how funny so today we have a lot of things to talk

about all we have the sentence game coming today the sentence game the

sentence game is here today and i hope you are

in the mood for playing along so we have the sentence game we are

looking at the letter f f

for friend

f for fiend who fiend something

scary something dangerous something that haunts you might be

described as a fiend a monster maybe something that

is

hungry a fiend something that is lurking around

so today's sentence game we will be looking

at the letter f we will be looking for words beginning with

f in our sentence game coming up today another thing i'm going

to talk about and this is something that reminds me very much

of what i've been doing this week on monday and tuesday i decided to clean

out my studio to make it all look lovely and sparkly

what about you do you often clean your house

are you a person who often cleans or clears your rooms

so you can make them fresh and like new some people do that some people

don't bother that is one thing we are talking about

today also where do you put your stuff where do you

put your things the things that you have around you in

your day-to-day life sometimes we buy lots of things that we

don't need maybe we only use them for a short time

and then we decide to get rid of them or to put them

somewhere else in the house quite often there is a place in the

house where you will store things you will put things that you no

longer need you will put them somewhere in your

house normally there is a certain place or maybe a room where you will do that

so that is one of the things we are talking about as well

also we will be looking at the word opportunity

as well there are many ways of expressing opportunity

the chance of something happening today there is

an opportunity for someone out there to become

the new moderator so we already have some moderators here

i am looking for a new moderator to join my team of moderators

here on the live chat so i hope you will get involved with that later on

as well so many things to do today so many things happening oh my

goodness it's very exciting i must say

outside the weather is looking not too bad

we had a little bit of cloud we had some rain

things are looking a little

what's the word i'm looking for unsettled

however tomorrow and friday apparently the weather here is going to

become amazingly hot so we might

be outside in the garden on friday and also next sunday the weather

forecast is good as well so we might actually be

in the garden next sunday as well for those who are wondering you can

catch me here on youtube every sunday wednesday and friday

2 p.m uk time and also as i accidentally showed you

earlier just by accident but here it is now on

purpose you can also have live captions

press that on your keyboard and you can have live captions right now

isn't it amazing it is i can't believe it

talking of the live chat oh hello luis mendes or should i say luis

mendes guess what you are first on today's

live chat congratulations lewis you are number one today

lucky lewis

luis mendes you are very lucky today because you are first

on the live chat congratulations beatrice

also vitas is here unfortunately today vitas your finger

was not fast enough it would appear that lewis

today has a very fast finger we also have mahila unicarina

lina hello lino florence is here twan you win watching in vietnam

hello vietnam and everyone watching there as well

zoe hello zoe i don't recognize your name

nice to see you here as well also we have andy starr

hello also beatriz hello easy to learn hello to you nice to see

you here as well

sandra says hello and have a nice day everyone sandra gonzalez isn't that kind

of you thank you very much some lovely messages

already don't forget during august

i will be back to my usual three days a week sunday wednesday

friday because i did have some people asking where are you mr duncan

on monday but of course that was during july

now we are into august talking of which i suppose i should mention

next wednesday

next wednesday it's my birthday next wednesday i didn't

want to mention it but the reason why i am mentioning it is

to make sure that everyone knows

and i don't want to be accused of hiding my birthday you see because some people

get very embarrassed so if i try to hide the fact

that it's my birthday next week people will tell me anyway

so i might as well just say it right now next wednesday yes

it is my birthday next wednesday i will not try to hide it

at all hello maria

hello also to oh hello sunshine we could do with some sunshine today

we could really do with some sunshine we have no sunshine at the moment

unfortunately so we are looking for a new moderator

because one of our moderators has decided to to give up that position

doing something else right now

hello ma2 mr2 hello to you as well hello pershore

hello also to alessandra as well can i say a very big thank you

yes i received some lovely donations in fact

two donations can i say a big thank you to

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continue right here don't forget everything i do

i do for free it costs you nothing nothing at all

so that is what i want to carry on doing i want to

continue doing this for free for as long as i can we are now up to

date so i wonder would you like to be

a moderator

kate gann says mr duncan you are a leo baby

yes i am my star sign even though i don't really follow astrology

i'll be honest with you i don't follow it to be honest

but yes i am leo leo the lion so who will be our new moderator

i wonder hmm we do have moderators including palmyra

luis mendes also mika hello mika i can see you thank you very much for

joining me again belarusia is here as well wow

we have a lot of people joining in today but who

will be the new moderator now i might do it today i might do it on

friday we will see what happens

hello to matthias hello matthias nice to see you as well

what do you have to do if you are the moderator well all you have to do is to

join in on the live chat and also make sure that

everyone is on their good behavior that means that they don't swear

or say anything bad or say anything wrong

so that is all you have to do if you are the moderator it's

it's not that difficult all you have to do is join me

on my live streams and you can make sure that everything

is going okay you see

your tie is looking really nice rahul thank you very much thank you very much

this is my lovely purple tie some people say that it is pink but it

isn't it's purple honestly hello hi hi li quang hello to you as

well nice to see so many people joining me

already how lovely very nice

so one of the questions i'm asking today is when we talk about

things that you have in your house maybe your rubbish

maybe the things that you put somewhere in your house because you don't need it

anymore or maybe you don't use it where do you put

your stuff now that is an interesting word

the word stuff is a word that means things

so you can use that particular word to mean things your things

the things that you own your belongings your

property your stuff the things that you own so that's quite

often what we say when we talk about stuff

we are talking about things things hello nabil nice to see you again

nice to see you here as well thank you very much for joining me today

it's always a pleasure to see you on the live chat

thank you florence very nice of you to say so

so where do you put your stuff in your house do you have a place

where you store things away of course some people

get too obsessed they become too obsessed with

keeping things and that is also something we will be talking about

later on as well ashkan says i'm sure you will pay a very

high salary to the new moderator i'm not sure about

that i'm not sure about that

of course you are working for the for the pleasure of doing it you see

there are a lot of people who want one of those blue spanners

there are

oh easy to learn says mr duncan do you know it is my birthday also

on the 12th of august oh i see yes next wednesday it is my birthday oh dear

i will be another year older but unfortunately no wiser

unfortunately here we go then let's have a look at some words connected with

opportunity so something that comes along

something that comes along that offers you

a chance something that comes along and offers you a possibility of doing

something we often talk about the word opportunity

and there on the screen you can see there are quite a few ways

of describing opportunity for example you can have chance

chance so the chance of doing something if you have the chance to do

something that means you are given the opportunity you have the chance

to do something you have the opportunity there is a chance for you to

do your dream job or maybe a certain job that you would love to do

there is an opportunity there is a chance

for you to do it oh we might also say opening as well if

there is an opening well we can say that there is

a chance or an opportunity an opening quite often in work so maybe if there

is a company that you've always wanted to work for

maybe there is a company that you would love

to work for we can say that there is an opening there is a position there is

something available that might help you

to succeed or to gain your dream job there is an opening in my company there

is an opening at my business there is an

opening at the factory there is an opening

there is an opportunity there is a chance for you to work

here prospect as well so even though prospect doesn't

necessarily mean opportunity we can say that a prospect

is something that comes your way maybe something you are

looking for so sometimes you are looking for

an opportunity in fact it might be fair to say that most of us

in our lives often look for some sort of opportunity

something that we are looking for we are looking for that

chance we are looking for that opening we are looking for that

prospect a way of getting into a certain career or

maybe getting into a certain type of work

prospect so we often see opportunity

we often see opportunity as something that gives you the chance

to do something quite often we will use these words when we are

talking about job opportunities so maybe there is a job opportunity that

might come your way you will have a chance to do

something we can also say open door so we often

see opportunity as a door

opening if you imagine a door opening a doorway suddenly opens in

front of you and immediately you have an opportunity

there is an open door there is something that is giving you

the opportunity to do something

maybe there is an offering as well an offering so something that comes your

way might be offered to you the thing

is offered so an opportunity can also be something that comes your way it is

offered and quite often we will describe that

as an offering an offering something that comes your way you have

an opportunity you have an offering someone

offers something to you

a window oh that's a good one i like that one

window so maybe there is a window of opportunity it is a phrase that we

often use we might say that there is a window of

opportunity at my company maybe i'm looking for a

new person to work in one of the offices

of my business there is a window open there is a window of opportunity

an opportunity is something that comes your way not all the time though

one of the problems with opportunities one of the problems with having an

opportunity is they rarely happen so if you get

the opportunity to do something quite often they say you should grab

the opportunity you should take the opportunity

and also maybe slot as well a position or a place

maybe something that you want to do maybe there is a place

or a slot that you can fit into so that means that that position

is perfect for you it is a slot it is something that is being offered

a position a place but as i said opportunity does not

always come your way opportunity is not

something that comes along every day so when it does you must

grab it

here's another word connected to opportunity

opportune opportune so this is used as an adjective and it

describes the right moment or a favorable action at the right

moment or something that is well timed

so maybe an opportunity comes your way at an opportune moment

a good moment the right moment so perhaps you are looking for a job in

a certain company or a certain position and suddenly

a job offer comes your way you can describe it as

an opportune moment an opportune offer something that has

come along at the right time at the right

moment it is well timed it is opportune i like that one

very interesting word another one now oh now this is a noun it describes

a person who is always looking for opportunities a person who

goes around or maybe in their life they are looking

for opportunities they are looking for openings they are looking for

chances to do things so an opportunist or opportunist

can be described as a predator a person who is often looking

for opportunities the way into something maybe an entrepreneur

an entrepreneur is a person who is always looking for new business

opportunities a person who has money and they are always

looking for new opportunities so an

entrepreneur is a person who is always looking for

new chances or new opportunities to create business and of course

make money as well yes we often see an industrialist as a

person who is an opportunist a person who is always looking to expand

their business maybe a new product that they can make that wasn't made

before they are an opportunist they are looking

for a new way a new

way there are always new opportunities to be found and a person that does that

can be described as an opportunist a go-getter oh i like this one

a go-getter is a person who doesn't wait for the opportunity to come to them they

go outside they go into the wide world and

they look for opportunities

they are actually looking for opportunities

they go out and they try to find opportunities they are they are an

opportunist an opportunist

another one opportunism so again we are looking at a noun to

take advantage of situations as they arise

to exploit without principles so a person who might be described as a

as an opportunist will follow the rules

of opportunism you are always looking to take advantage of a situation and

sometimes you don't care how you do it you don't care how you get that thing

if you see something that you want see something that you want to

grab or take then opportunism is

the noun that describes that type of behavior

to take advantage of situations as they arise or appear

to exploit without principles so you will do anything sometimes

to get an opportunity to get that chance to do something

lock down oh this is a good point yes roxy says lockdown

has been very good for entrepreneurs yes i think so so people who are looking

to create new businesses or maybe expand

into new areas or to find new opportunities new ways of doing

things yes you are right i think so

i think so

artsby i beg your pardon mr duncan but there are

lots of new words rare words for those go-getters yes well a go-getter

can be a person who is willing to go out there

and find their opportunities one of the problems in life is sometimes

it is easy to sit and wait for the opportunity to come to you

sometimes you have to be a go-getter you have to be a person who

is willing to put themselves out there somehow whatever it takes

yes sometimes being an opportunist

i'm sorry mr duncan i'm a bit busy today attending

some work in the house oh i see so you are having some some water

installation i'm very intrigued perhaps you have to

call a plumber maybe there is a plumber in your house

repairing the pipes i think so

lockdown has finished already says andy are we really going to talk about that

no is the answer to that question the answer to that is no we are not going to

talk about that finally

here's another word our final word connected

to opportunity is opportunistically opportunistically

oh so this is actually an adverb you are using the adverb

as the manner of taking an opportunity so you are doing something in that

particular way you are doing it opportunistically

opportunistically there are quite a few letters

in that word quite a few the manner of taking an opportunity

so not just the opportunity that comes along but also the way

in which you do it you are doing something

opportunity opportunistically it's not very hard it's not very easy to

say that word when you have a huge ulcer on your tongue by the way

it's not easy to do opportunistically it is an adverb and sometimes it's very

hard to say

when your tongue is about to fall off

a lot of people want to talk about lockdown

well of course here in the uk things are not great

and things are not perfect we are trying our best

to get back to normal however i still think

that it is a very long way off well certainly here in england anyway

i think we are a very long way from everything becoming

normal again i think so a very long way away

would you like to see something lovely would you like to see something nice

here is a creature that i i filmed in my garden and there are many

of this type of creature around many of them

coming out normally after dark would you like to have a look

well here it is now oh mr duncan isn't that lovely

there is a badger in my garden can you see the badger

there is a badger in the garden and this this particular animal will come into

your garden after dark and if you put some food out for them at

night peanuts fruit

as well you might not believe this but badgers also eat

fruit and meat

a lot of people forget that badgers actually enjoy eating

meat and also fruit as well so there you can see a little badger

in my garden having a midnight feast i think that actually

that's i think they are sunflower hearts

in the garden so you can see the badger is taking an

opportunity you see it is taking an opportunity

to eat some food in my garden so you might describe this badger

as an opportunist the badger is eating some food in the garden

it is a badger taking an opportunity

you might describe this animal as an opportunist

because at night it will wonder around looking for food to eat and there you

can see that badger is really enjoying the food

to be honest you are so lucky to be able to see a

badger says florence thank you very much yes they are lovely creatures

however in certain parts of the uk unfortunately they are currently being

killed because in certain areas there is an illness

that affects cows

bovine tuberculosis and the badger has been blamed

for that disease so in some parts of the uk

they are actually being killed in very large numbers we call it

a cull cull so when you cull an animal it means you

are controlling the the killing of a certain creature

and there are a lot of people many people have become very angry

and upset at the killing of this particular creature

so a very controversial subject here in the uk

the culling of badges

personally personally i think it's a it's a terrible idea

to be honest and there are of course vaccines available

for cattle to protect them from from that particular illness

diana says i think mr steve will be very happy if

if they are eating the ants that is true i think so yes badgers will eat

different types of food some people put nuts out

like me meat certain types of fruit they will also eat those things as well

hello galvin galvin david asks what is the meaning of

array of sunshine well a ray of sunshine is an idiom it is a

phrase that describes a person who is happy cheerful maybe someone who

makes the mood much better we can describe that person

as a ray of sunshine or a ray of sunlight a person who

brightens up a situation with their character

with their character

tias is here hello ts i am late don't worry it's all right you are not

too late we still have lots of things to do we

have been talking about opportunity i also showed you my studio

because i cleaned my studio this week i decided to clean my studio completely

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um lots of things going on today

it's a busy day today yes it's wednesday we've made it

halfway through the week halfway through the week

the sentence game is coming later on as well

yes we have the sentence game and we are looking

for words beginning with

f f for fun

f for future what will the future hold for us

only time will tell to be fortunate a fortunate person

fortunate lucky fortunate that also begins with f

so that's what we're looking at later here's something else i'm going to look

at now this week i've been tidying my studio

and i thought a good question that popped in my

mind this morning was where do you put your stuff

one of the things that people do nowadays and

it is something that has raised a lot of concern

over the past five or even 10 years is the amount of stuff that we buy the

things we buy that we only use a couple of times and then maybe we

throw it away or maybe we put it somewhere in our

house and then we never use it ever again where

do you put your stuff there are many words that can rely or

relate to this particular thing for example

well first of all we have the word stuff

i like this word this word can be used as a verb to push

one thing into another you might stuff something maybe your pet cat

or pet dog has died but you don't want to say goodbye so

instead you will have your animal stuffed

and preserved so maybe somewhere in your house

there is your your pet dog or pet cat who died many years ago

but it's still there because you had it stuffed

stuff we could also describe things around you your general items your

belongings the things you own can be described as

stuff things the items that you have around you things

so things once more is a very general term

things are augments items things that you have

things that you own things that belong to you things that belong

to someone else things belonging

we also have oh here's another word we can use

as well and this is the word i just mentioned we can have belongings

so your things your things are your belongings they are the things

that belong to you the things you own the things

that belong to you are your belongings that word

describes everything everything you own we also have

oh here's a good one now this is what i'm talking about today you see

where do you put your stuff sometimes we have things that we don't need anymore

or things we don't use anymore we describe it as

junk junk so anything that has no use or maybe something that

used to be useful it used to be something that you would

use but now you don't need it anymore maybe you

you have updated something maybe your old phone so perhaps you have

maybe you have an old phone that you don't need anymore so you

throw it away you might say it's junk this phone is now

junk i don't need it anymore maybe it doesn't work maybe it has

stopped functioning maybe it has broken

so it will automatically become junk something that you no longer use

something you no longer need something that no longer

functions or works is junk junk

here's another word ah we might say the things that you

own or the things that you have around you

have been accumulated accumulated so accumulated

items are the things that you have gathered

the things that you have collected over the years

maybe in your in your bedroom you have lots of

clothes you have accumulated lots of clothing

so as a mass noun we might say that the accumulated items are the things

they are the things that you own they have been

accumulated over the years collected gathered

bought maybe sometimes a person might give you a gift

maybe a gift for your birthday but unfortunately you don't want it or

you don't need it so you just put it away somewhere you

hide it away and you hope that they never find out

we have some lovely messages come coming through

oh also can i just say yes a very big hello to everyone watching

in lebanon terrible pictures yesterday did anyone see that video

i i still can't quite believe that it really happened it was

just incredible i've never seen anything like it so can i say a special

hello to everyone watching in lebanon beirut

thank you very much for joining me today and i hope you are well

where you are and my thoughts are with you at the moment

terrible terrible situation today we are talking about things that

you own maybe something is unused

one of the criticisms of modern life is that quite often we waste things

we buy things but then we don't use them so sometimes we might buy something but

we never even use it do you have something in your house that

you've bought but you've never used maybe a piece of

technology maybe an item of clothing ah you see ah

i think somewhere in your house there is something that

you've never used you've bought it but you've never used

it never used it

oh okay sujin i sometimes sell my unused or useless items

i normally sell them at a second hand shop so there are shops around

that will buy your items and then sell them to someone else

yes you're right feel as if i'm going to sneeze by the

way if i sneeze please forgive me

so that's a good that's a good idea yes if you have things that you no longer

need things that you no longer use you can

sell them to a second-hand shop

or used goods used goods so not just things that are

unused but also things that have been used yes a good point

very good something that you no longer need

or something that you no longer use we can say that it is

surplus to your needs surplus you no longer need it

it is something that you no longer use something you no longer need it is

surplus to your needs it is something that no

longer serves a purpose when we talk about purpose

we are talking about use the use of something

your purpose my purpose we all have a purpose use

so surplus to your needs is something that is

no longer useful something you no longer use

you might also describe it as superfluous

superfluous i like that word so something that is superfluous

is something that is no longer needed maybe you have

too many of something so the things that you have extra are

superfluous superfluous i don't need those they are superfluous

they are unwanted they are not needed

zika hello i hope you are okay hello everyone today i can't watch all

of the live stream i i have a very poor

wi-fi signal um yes it's all very well having technology but

sometimes that technology does not work very well i'm sure it happens to you

i know it happens to me quite a lot by the way it's three o'clock here in

the uk it's three o'clock and i hope

you are having a good day this is english addict

live from england the birthplace of the english language

and yes we are here for around another 40 minutes

so get comfortable get rested and enjoy the rest of the show

hmm i tell you something it is so hot in the

studio i can't begin to tell you how hot it is

in here at the moment it is boiling hot with all of the lights

i think i might open the windows in a moment

hello to hp 98 i love you so much thank you very much

it's very kind of you to say thank you i hope you are having a good

day where you are wherever you are in the

world whatever is happening i hope you are happy and

well i really do so let's have a look at some more words

we are looking at things that we need things that we don't

need all of the things that we have around us

where do you put your stuff

here's another word something that is no longer used

a thing that you used to use but you no longer use

what do you do with all of the things that you don't use anymore

where do you put them

here's an interesting word in fact there are two words here we have the word

clutter and mess so these words have very similar

meanings clutter refers to having lots of things

around you clutter so maybe in your room

you have lots of things lots of things around you

you have lots of belongings lots of stuff lots of things

we describe that situation as having clutter clutter so clutter

can also be used as a verb and also as a noun

you clutter your room you put lots and lots of things into your room and maybe

many of those things are useless or things that you don't

need you clutter your room

your room becomes full of clutter clutter

and of course when you have a lot of a lot of clutter you also have

a mess as well clutter mess lots of things lying around

lots of things that may or may not be useful here's another word

ah sometimes we have to make a decision with our items

or our belongings the things we have the things we own

the things we keep sometimes you have to make a decision shall i

keep this or shall i throw it away keep

throw keep throw so there is the choice that most

of us have when we have something that maybe is old something that you've used

for many years or maybe something that you update

or upgrade so many people these days they like to

upgrade their phone they often upgrade their telephone

they will go from an old model to a new model

and then they might make the decision should i throw

my old phone away or should i keep it so technology something that we often

dispose of when something new comes along

maybe clothing as well clothing keep or

throw keep something or throw it away sometimes it's not

easy to make that choice some people don't like

making that choice here's another word storage so if you decide to keep your

stuff if you decide to keep your things

you have to put it somewhere

i i remember many years ago i saw a very interesting

and very funny comedy routine by a comedian

called george carlin and he was talking all about

stuff we always like to buy stuff we always like to have things new things

the only problem is where do you put all of that stuff so

if you have a small house you you buy lots of things

you put those things into the house you try to find space to put those things

in and then you have to move to a larger house

but when you move to the larger house what's the first thing you do

you buy more stuff i must have more stuff

more things i need i need to fill my room

full of things i need new things so this is behavior that a lot of people

have kind of got into the habit of having stuff buying new

things having things having new things

all the time but you do need to put it somewhere

you do need to put the stuff somewhere where do you put those things hmm

some people will also keep things that they don't need

you might hoard there it is hoard store

so if you hoard something it means you put

something away or you put something in a certain place so you can keep it

so something that you don't use is something that you

hoard you put things in a certain place you gather those

things together and you keep them you keep them in a

certain place you keep them in a room you keep them

in a cupboard hoard store so you have to put your things

somewhere they have to go somewhere in your house

they have to

mr duncan have you heard about marie kondo

asks unicarina i have not maybe you can tell

me about her i i'm not aware of her so please tell me why why you want to

mention her and we will discuss it from there does

that sound like a good idea

andy andy is complaining about his wife my wife keeps useless things

in the house yes i'm not saying anything i don't want to

get into trouble i don't want to get any punishment from

anyone but i do know what you mean it can

happen sometimes don't forget to like oh okay then yes if

you want to give me a thumbs up please feel free to give me a lovely big

thumbs up very nice thank you very much

so there are many places where you can put your things

there are many places where you can put your

stuff for example you can put your stuff in

the garage this is something that many people do it is very easy

to to put your things in a garage and there you can see a

photograph of a very cluttered

full garage and in that garage there is lots of rubbish lots of stuff

lots of junk lots of things that have not been used for a very long time

so the garage is a very popular place for putting

all of your stuff when you run out of space

quite often

you will put it in the garage

if you ever go round to your neighbor's house

there is one place they will never let you look at

and that is the garage do you know why do you know why because that is where

all their junk is kept

so some people are rather embarrassed by their garage

they don't want other people to have a look

in their garage they don't want others to see

what they have in their garage so the garage is a very popular place

to put your junk and sometimes

things can get completely out of hand as you can see here

so you can see this garage or garage some people say garage some people say

garage you can see this garage

is so cluttered in fact all of the the things

have actually come out into the garden because there are so many things there

are so many things

it is very easy to do though i think it is easy

to end up with lots of junk i think it is easy

to actually end up with too much stuff i really do so i'm not criticizing

anyone because we all do it

even me sometimes i put things in a certain place and then

over time that pile of junk

pile of things becomes larger and larger so we all do it i do it

maybe you do it some people do it a little bit some people do it a lot

as we will explore later on diaz says that isn't a garage that is a

garbage can you might be right actually yes it does

look a little bit like a garbage can you are right

where else can you put your stuff if you have lots of things to put away

if you have lots of things that you want to store here is a place that many

people use in their houses if they are lucky enough

they might have a nice big empty space where they can put all of

their stuff ah okay then now

this particular place has more than one name

we can describe this as a loft loft or attic

so you can say loft or attic however loft

can also mean the highest point in a building so the loft can also be

the top floor of a house however quite often we also

say loft when we mean roof space so the space

that exists inside your roof is very popular

for for storing your junk storing the things that you no longer

need they are often kept in the loft

or up in the attic so i know in my house yes in the house

we have a roof space and there are lots of things in

our loft some people say attic and some people say loft

in british english we will often say loft

and there you can see another photograph of someone's

attic someone's loft space normally at the top of the house you

will find the loft it is the highest point

of a building the highest point

ash khan asks how many boxes of diamonds do you store in your home

interesting question

i don't think anyone is going to answer that to be honest who is going to answer

that question i don't think so and here's another

photograph you can see here that this particular loft space

is full of junk can i just tell you now i have to admit

that yes i do have a lot of junk in my loft so the loft space above my

house the loft space or the roof space

has a lot of junk

stored in it oh dear yes it is something i have to admit

so even even the loft space in our house looks a little bit like that it really

does one day we keep saying this

now mr steve and myself one day we will go

up into the loft and we will sort out all the junk we will have a look at

there and we will find we will try to find

things that are useful and also we will find

things that are not useful not

useful as well

oh thank you very much for the information

very nice thank you very much unicarina the lady i mentioned has

written four books on organizing things how to arrange your

stuff and also get rid of junk in your house

it is not an easy thing to do i will be honest with you even i do it

sometimes here in my studio there is a little

space in the corner of my studio and in there

there is lots of junk lots of stuff that i don't use anymore however i don't

throw it away because one day it might be useful you see it might be

something that will be useful most of it

is things that i've used here on my live streams and also

in my english lessons as well over the years

artsby says i don't have a garage well where do you put your things

where do you store your things i wonder

roxy says the loft space can have many historic things yes

it is interesting if you move into a new house

or maybe a house that was owned by someone else

which is what i mean so maybe if you move into

an old house one of the the most fun things to do is to go up into the

loft go up into the loft and have a look and

see if there is anything up there anything interesting that you can find

in the loft i think so maybe you will find something valuable

perhaps some old antique very nice

flower is here

hello flower valentina says i don't like i don't like this topic because it makes

me feel uncomfortable

mr duncan please confess that you are a rich man

i wish i was rich i am not a rich man trust me

trust me i can prove it very easily i am definitely not a rich man

i have a pair of socks at the moment on my feet

and they will prove that i'm not rich because they are full of holes it's true

keita oh or katya hello katya i don't think with just reading and no

action we can get rid of our junk at home it is one of the hardest things

to do in fact i would be honest with you and

say doing anything can be hard the first

step of doing something is the hardest part

and that includes clearing out all of the rubbish in your house

i think so getting rid of all the junk

you look as rich and also a happy man well you can be happy you don't need

lots of things around you you don't need lots of money to be happy

in fact in my life i've met many people

who don't feel happy they have many problems in their life

even though they have lots of money so having lots of money does not always

bring happiness it does not

so it is possible to be happy but not rich

you don't have to have lots of money to be happy really

and if you think that is true then you are making a big mistake

i think so of course there are people who keep

things and then they keep lots of things and then they keep

lots and lots of things and then they keep lots

and lots and lots of things oh my goodness

there are people who find it very difficult to throw

anything away some people will keep everything that they have

everything they've ever used everything they've ever

held in their hand and we describe this particular type of person

as a hoarder hoarder a person who keeps things a person who

cannot bear to part or separate with their items or

anything that they've had in their life can be described as a hoarder

i'm sure you have seen on television there are lots of documentaries

lots of television programs showing people who have this

problem quite often it is used as entertainment which to be honest with

you i disagree with so i think it's quite cruel

to use hoarding for entertainment purposes so i actually

think it's not a nice thing to do

a hoarder well this is a noun and it describes a certain type of

person a hoarder is a person who is unable to

throw things away they are unable to let go of

items the emotional bond between the person

and the items is unusually strong the habit of hoarding items often comes

after a traumatic occurrence or personal tragedy

so quite often a person will keep their things everything

and quite often this will happen over many many years

and they will do it until their house is completely

full of stuff

a person who does this is a hoarder they hoard their things

they keep them you might also think of an animal as well in the wild they will

often hoard their food they will keep

lots of food for when the winter arrives but in this particular situation

a person who is a hoarder cannot part with anything they can't actually

throw anything away and we describe this person as a hoarder

maybe you have seen television shows television

documentaries about people who do this but one of the things i i dislike is the

way in which sometimes mental illness

is used for entertainment and let's not forget

a person who is a hoarder is a person who is suffering

from some sort of mental anguish so to be honest with you i i disagree

i don't like the fact that sometimes mental illness or illnesses that

affect a person's mind and causes them to do

things that might be seen as odd or unusual

i don't think they should be used as entertainment

but here we are here we are in 2020 and there are tv channels that show

nothing but people having nervous breakdowns or maybe they

have some sort of mental illness some sort of depression and they are

hoarding things in their house and then quite

often it is used for entertainment purposes

so extreme hoarding means that you fill your house with

everything everything that you ever had everything

that you've ever touched everything that you've ever owned

you keep all around you magazines books anything

people will keep those things in their house so from my own personal

opinion from my point of view i think using

mental illness for entertainment purposes

is is wrong it seems a little intrusive

i think so

i actually have a friend who is a hoarder they actually do that and

their house is is full of stuff

you can't actually move around inside that house

and when it does affect you it is it is a terrible thing

to actually suffer and to to go through it really is

we will be playing the sentence game in a moment are you looking forward to that

are you looking forward to playing the sentence game

we are looking at the letter f today f for full

ah my closet is full of clothes that i no longer wear

full you see that begins with f you see very

nice

lil says my father was a hoarder of newspapers he kept piles

of them one of the reasons why quite often people will keep newspapers

or things like magazines they that there is there is a certain personal

contact that takes place with these things

they are also seen as something that might be useful

in the future or maybe a memory of something that a person wants to keep

hold of some people keep receipts from things

that they've done in the past they might keep lots of them

because they they serve as memories they are memories of nice moments

nice times maybe happy memories that you want to treasure

so quite often we will keep things all of us do it

i do so i have some things that i like to keep

maybe birthday cards i often keep those because i like to

read them i like to look at them and remember all

the kindness of those around me so yes so keeping

things is a normal thing keeping things around

you is perfectly normal but you can

go too far there can be situations where you can't stop

keeping things or collecting things or hoarding things

unicarina mr duncan if only people made the effort

of being empathic and showing their their feelings towards those who

are suffering in certain ways you're right yes i do

find that nowadays a lot of television is exploiting

other people's problems and weaknesses i think so reality television there are

so many tv shows now showing things that are

real or not real should i say

jade asks why are you so aggressive do you mean me why am i so aggressive

i i don't think i'm aggressive it's a very interesting

interesting point of view

someone today is going to be my new moderator

i have a vacancy i have an opportunity if you would like to become my latest

moderator you can have your name in blue and also the little spanner next to your

name as well we will see what happens

artsby says collectionists are not considered

to be ill well that's true and that's not what i'm saying you see

so a person who collects certain types of jewelry

or maybe certain types of craft maybe certain types of pictures

paintings so yes you're right that is not illness

that is just enjoying something or enjoying having something around you

it's very different from piling up lots of

rubbish and waste and and filling your room until it touches the ceiling so

that is a very different thing altogether

very different so you can be a collector of things

but that's not the same as hoarding hoarding is a very different thing

very different thing muhammad ahmed mr duncan do you have a

small school for english language well i don't have

my own school this is my classroom the whole

world on the internet this is my classroom

in a moment we are going to play the sentence game

would you like to play the sentence game would you like to play the sentence

today we are looking at the letter f

f for fred f4

andy says i think it is better to collect money

well some people do that you see they do collect money

maybe money from other countries so there are people who

collect money from different parts of the world so when they go abroad

when they travel to another country they will bring back

some of the money from the country where they visited

and sometimes they will put it in a picture frame to show

all the different types of money

is mr steve a famous actor in the uk no he isn't he isn't not yet

that's all i'm saying okay here we go it's time to play the sentence game

are you ready to play the sentence game i don't know about you but

i am

lovely a sentence game it's here right now

are you ready to play

for the final half hour of the live stream

we will be playing the sentence game it's time to play the sentence game

here we go the game is not hard it's not difficult the rules

are simple you will see a sentence underneath me there it is look under

there you will see a sentence and there will be some words missing

from the sentence but they all begin with a certain letter

and today we are looking for the letter f

for furry a furry animal like a cat or a dog

something that is furry feather feather begins with

f so let's have a look shall we here is today's first

sentence game are you ready to play here we go

if you don't know the rules it will all become clear

as we go along with the first sentence game for today oh

oh dear now i should warn you now that some of these are a little

difficult some of these are a little difficult

but don't panic because also today we have some easy ones as well so there are

some hard ones but also there are some easy ones as

well um ts

the f word we are looking for f words today

but not that one not that word lots of other words beginning with f

but not that one an important something of this car is it's something

suspension so when we talk about suspension it means something that helps

the car move along smoothly without

you bouncing all around suspension an important

something of this car is its something suspension we are looking for seven

letters and five letters so the first word has seven letters

and the second one has five letters there they are

oh interesting

suspension when you are bouncing along in a car

you have to travel quite far you might find the bumps in the road

will give you a tired bum

an important something of this car is it's something suspension

ooh suspension the thing that allows you to

move along smoothly stably so to have stability

is suspension something will help you to to stay comfortable you might say

that a bed the the the springs

in a mattress on your bed they are a form of suspension they are helping

you to stay comfortable

we have some interesting answers coming through now

give it a try don't be shy or else you'll make mr duncan cry

tias i can't answer but i agree with everyone

who gives a certain answer thank you very much well we have a lot

of people guessing we have some correct guesses

and also we have some incorrect guesses some guesses that are wrong an important

something of this car is it's something suspension

i'm not sure if this is easy or hard would you say this is easy

or hard i'm not sure we have five more seconds

mr cockrell wakey wakey

mr cockrell i've missed mr cockerell i really have

we have a few correct answers very good very nice but did you get the correct

answer we will find out right now

yes congratulations to those who got it right

quite a few got it right an important feature

of this car is its front suspension an important

feature of this car is its front suspension so an important feature is

something that is part of the function

but it might be a thing that is very useful

so an important feature is something that

serves a very big or large purpose it serves

a useful function or a useful purpose an important feature

important feature of this car is its front suspension

thank you very much yes a lot of people got that one right well done so there it

is today's first

first sentence game we have another one coming up are you ready

here is today's second sentence game and we are going to play it

right now

oh interesting

this might be more difficult than you imagine to be honest or

more difficult than you realize in fact let's have a look

we have two missing words one of them begins or one of them has

eight letters the other one seven no one accepts his something

about the something economy um i think this one's difficult

i don't think anyone anyone is going to get this right

we will see we will see what happens no one accepts his something about the

something economy what we are looking for eight

and seven letters but what are they what are the letters

they are missing letters

no one accepts his something about the something economy

wow yes this one is not easy

we will be going in 18 minutes 18 minutes we will be going

but don't worry i will be back with you on friday

we have some unusual words to look at on friday so i will be with you again on

friday um yasir says

it's difficult okay i will give you a clue

no one accepts his now if you are giving a reason

for something or maybe you are expressing yourself

in a way that might seem insincere or untruthful

how would we describe that there is a very interesting

word that we can use when a person talks when a person is pretending to be

interested or sympathetic to something you might

describe that type of speaking or that type of

speech as something

no one accepts his something about the something economy

so if something is going well

but if something is not going well what would we say what would we say if

something is not going well what would we say

something is going well something is going

not so well no one accepts his something

about the something economy

hmm

yes oh we have forecast

well forecast does have eight letters um yes that's interesting

forecast it's not the word i'm looking for though

i'm looking for a certain type of speech or a certain type of

talking that is seen as insincere

so you are saying something but unfortunately people don't believe that

you are being sincere they think you are just saying

things yes fraction

fraction that's a good one i like that word

interesting i will give you a few more moments

and then the answer will come up mr cockrell

is already waiting you can't wait can you

you are very excited

my little cockerel is very excited today i don't know why

lolly lolly frailty that is a good word frailty frailty

something without strength something that is not

strong maybe something that is not constructed strongly

it has frailty

but that is not the word we are looking for

no what could it be i wonder

sergio no one accepts his foretell about the f oh okay then yes

okay interesting

thank you artsby for your we can't actually use that we can't use

that suggestion i'm sorry about that

sujin oh okay then yes good that word does fit in there sujin

interesting okay a few more seconds and then mr cockerell

will say time's up

time's up

here we go then what is it i wonder what the missing words are to

say something to talk about a serious issue but

maybe you're not being sincere maybe people don't accept that you are being

honest or truthful or maybe your emotions the emotions that

you are trying to show are not sincere

it is said in an insincere way we might say that

person is using bing

oh oh now i feel that this is a new word so maybe this is a word that you've

never come across before no one accepts his flim-flam

i like that word flim-flam when we say flim-flam we are talking

about things that you say with no sincerity you are being

insincere you are just saying it you are just saying it

it is just flim flam they are trying to get through

that situation by saying anything quite often in an insincere

way insincere flim flam i love that flynn

flim flam no one accepts his flim flam about the failing

economy something that is not succeeding and that's the clue you see i gave you a

big clue

succeeding something is succeeding something is doing well the opposite

is failing no one accepts his flim-flam

about the failing economy flim flam oh

we can't believe that you've used that word it doesn't seem like a real word

but it is a real word honestly there are many

words in the english language some of them you might never

have seen before flimflam we could describe a person

as being a flimflam man

although i suppose nowadays you would say flim flam person

a person who says things they are just talking

they they have no real sincerity they don't really care

they're just saying things they're trying to make other people feel better

but they have no real sincerity no one accepts his flim-flam

about the failing economy he's just trying to make us feel better but

he's being insincere

insincere flim flam so there we go you've learnt a new word today i think

a very unusual word if you like unusual words

we will have some very unusual words on friday

when i will be with you again from 2pm uk time

here's another one we have time for two more i will try to squeeze

two more into the show

here's another one the sentence game oh okay then oh

people from all over town something to see what the something

was about i'm not sure if this is easy or hard maybe the maybe the second

letter is easy maybe the second word is easy but the

first word maybe not maybe not easy

people from all over the town or all over town

something to see what the something was about

ashkan mr duncan you are going to bite our brains bite

do you mean break maybe i'm going to break your brain

by making you think too much maybe

flim flam sergio says speak flim flam

with mr duncan

yeah i've never heard of that word says anna yes it it

it is a real word a person who stands up and says anything they're just talking

insincerely they're just saying things quite often you will hear politicians

using flim-flam to get through a situation

people from all over town something to see what the something was about

people from all over town something to see what the something was

about oh we are getting some interesting answers

oh thank you for your answers some very interesting answers coming through right

now on the live chat don't forget if you just joined me you

can watch this again later all of this will be available on youtube

later on with captions as well which is nice

interesting

okay we have quite a few answers coming through

we even have some correct answers

people from all over town

to see what the was about

very good very interesting very

intriguing people from all over town something to see what the

something was about seven letters four letters the answer

is about to appear on your screens

thank you mr cockerell it's very kind of you

to say hello again here we go then people from all over town something to

see what the something was about but what

we are looking for

oh well done to those who got it right yes we had a few correct answers

well done flocked flocked if you flock

it means you gather you gather together people flocked they all came

to one area or they came from one area they all flocked

people from all over town flocked to see what the fuss was about

thus something is happening i must find out

what is going on thus there is something happening over there

i wonder what it is lots of people will flock they flocked

to see what the fuss was about to gather in a large group lots of

people come together they congregate they flock

just like a flock of sheep you see or maybe a flock of birds

as well flock of birds a flock of people

all coming together they are interested to find out what

the fuss was about i think we have time for shall we

squeeze one more in okay i think we have time

for one more oh this is interesting here's another

one then oh so this is the last one today the

final sentence game for this wednesday the 5th of august

it's my birthday next wednesday one week before my birthday

will we be here live though will we be here live on my birthday

we will have to wait and see yes

flock is what we can't do now we have to keep our social distance yes

that's very good so the opposite flock you have to keep your distance you

cannot be near other people so you can't

flock together you can't gather in large groups

good one i like that

earlier i saw him with his something and later with an old something

oh intriguing with three minutes to go three minutes

earlier i saw him with his something and later with an

old something so we are talking about people people

people who are together earlier i saw him with his something

and later with an old something

intriguing

louis has to go see you later luis luis mendes

has to go i am late and my wife is not happy

bye everybody au revoir luis au revoir

oh talking french we are looking for a french word

so in the final sentence game today one of these words

is actually french

i'm giving you a big clue there i think a nice

big clue yes go on lewis don't make your wife angry

see you later lewis

earlier i saw him with his something and later with an old something but

what we only have a few moments of time left

this is a very quick one

fatio fatio zito very interesting answer ah patillo

i like that i like it a lot very good

tomas thank you

earlier i saw him with his something and later

with an old something

come on mr cockerell for the last time

today i saw him with his something

and later with something anna rita oh

rita smarty pants

earlier i saw him with his fiancee and later with an old flame

oh you see fiance is the person who you will

marry they are your intended an old flame is someone you used to date

a person you used to see romantically an old flame earlier i saw him with his

fiancee and later with an old flame

hmm i think that man is misbehaving he is being very naughty

i think so so there it was today's final sentence game i hope you enjoyed

that something unusual

something odd for a wednesday i hope you've enjoyed it we've talked about a

lot of things today by the way we've talked about many things including

opportunity cleaning out your house i was cleaning out my studio this week

hoarding keeping things where do you keep your stuff

all of the places where you can keep your things

and also we played the sentence game you can watch this

all over again later on

flame the meaning in this case is new for me yes an old flame

is a person you used to date a person you used to be

romantically connected with an old flame a woman can have an old flame and a man

can also have an old flame a person they used to be

connected with romantically oh time to go see you on friday

sunday wednesday friday 2 p.m uk time sunday wednesday friday 2 p.m uk

time i hope my tongue feels better on friday it is slowly

getting better even though it's still very painful

thank you very much thank you this was a very meaningful lesson thank

you valentina thank you very much it's very kind of

you to say see you on friday don't forget if you want to make

a donation you don't have to but if you want to you can all you have

to do is send a lovely donation to this

address underneath right now because everything i do i do for free

thank you very much even though i'm often accused of being

rich but i'm not trust me you should have a look at my socks

at the moment they are full they are full of

holes they really are see one friday have a good week stay safe stay happy

this is mr duncan in the birthplace of english saying have

a good week enjoy the rest of your wednesday and

also have a good thursday and i will see you

on friday and of course until the next time we meet here

can i just say thank you very much for joining me today i appreciate it

more than you will ever know and of course...

ta ta for now 8-)