oh that was very in tune oh here we go yes we are back once again it's nice to

see you all here today

here we go again yes it is english addict

and we are now broadcasting live across the

internet youtube and the entire planet hello to you

thank you very much for joining me today

oh i'm just setting everything up there is always

there is always something i forget i don't know why

whenever i'm preparing my live stream there is always

at least one thing that i forget to arrange so today was my

viewing screen for the live chat so please excuse me

whilst i just press my buttons and get everything working

already i can see there is at least one problem

we still have no live captions i don't know what is going on here

up until last week we had lovely live captions i have a feeling that

youtube has actually stopped the live captions i

don't think they are actually providing them anymore

which is a great shame i must admit i am going to write

a very strongly worded email to my support at youtube

to ask why oh why oh why have you stopped the live captions

because they are such a useful thing i know not everyone

on youtube is teaching english i know not everyone is interested

in having live captions however there are many people who rely

on the captions and they they need them so they can follow what is being said on

the screen you see so that's the reason why for me

from my own personal point of view i think they are

amazing i think they are fantastic so i really do

love the live captions but once again it is out of my control there is nothing

i can do about it unfortunately because if youtube

says no more captions then that's it there is nothing i can do about

it but i will be writing to someone about this because i'm not entirely

happy if i was honest with you i am not entirely happy

with the situation as it stands so i'm hoping to get this sorted out

however i don't think youtube are going to change their minds

really i don't think the people at youtube will change their mind because

of me i mean really really it's just

me why would anyone want to listen to me i don't know why here we go then for

those who don't know who i am maybe you are looking at your

screen thinking who is that weirdo who is that

strange man staring back at me on my screen

my name is mr duncan and i talk about english i talk about the english

language and that is what we do we share our love

of english you might say that we are actually

english addicts english addicts you see that's how it works we love

english so much we can't get enough of it

here we go again we are back together yes we have

made it all the way to the end of another week it's

friday

hmm

nice to see you all here again today

what a week it has been i've been busy preparing something special yes there is

some big news coming today some big news

not small news we are talking humongous massive

incredibly gargantual i like that word big news coming a

little bit later on

we have palmyra here today also sandra roxy luis mendes hello luis

luis mendez is here as well who else is here today

we also have vitesse paolo also oh hello also sandra gonzalez

don't worry mr duncan about the captions we can follow you i hope so however

there are people there are some students who like to have the captions so i am

going to try my best and hopefully i will get that sorted out

although can i just say that i'm making no

promises oh hello beatrice guess what

bitters you are first on today's live chat congratulations to you

what is the big news there is some big big news coming today concerning

my english channel and also

lessons it is nice to see you here again hello

marilda partapp is here as well nice to see you

back yes we have made it all the way to

friday it is nice to see that we are all here together again

pedro belmont oh hello pedro

belmont once again don't forget you can also give me a like

as well those likes are very important do you know why

well those likes will encourage youtube to show my videos

around the channel and around the site more often so don't forget to give me a

lovely big like as well under the video it might seem

like a small thing it it might seem a little

insignificant but it is a very important thing

indeed it really is so here we are again yes i'm back i'm

back on a very windy day let's have a look outside outside the

window at the moment oh

well that isn't what it looks like that's what it looked like last night in

the dark no this is what it looks like right now

like this you see so that is the view outside the window

right now we've had a lot of rain and it's also

very windy very windy indeed

can you believe tomorrow we have some people coming

to the house they are going to start

doing some work on the house

tomorrow we are going to have the house demolished and rebuilt

well not quite as bad as that but we do have some builders coming

tomorrow to start some work on the house some much needed work

this house is old a lot of people ask about the house they say mr duncan

how old is your house this house is just a little bit

younger than me so this house is actually

over 50 years old and yes i suppose when a house becomes a

certain age it does start showing problems it does

start having little problems i suppose one of

the most common problems with a house especially

when it becomes old it starts to let in the water

which isn't very good so we have had some problems

over the past few months during this very wet 2020

and we have had a lot of rain to be honest with you

a lot of rain so we have some builders coming there starting tomorrow

apparently the house is going to be half demolished

and then mr steve is going to put it all back together again i don't know how

but we will see what happens so that should be interesting especially next

week when i'm doing my live streams because there might be a lot of noise

taking place around me so all around where i am you

might find it it will be very noisy even in the

studio you might be able to hear the noise

so the house is starting to look a little bit worn it has some problems

it is letting in water which is not good when you think about it

so certain parts of the house next week are going to be

destroyed removed and then hopefully i'm keeping my

fingers crossed hopefully something will be put there

instead i'm not sure what we haven't decided yet

we might just grow some flowers does that sound like a good idea yes so

where the house used to be we are going to grow some flowers that

should be interesting i think actually we will be living

inside my gazebo as you know in my garden there is a

little gazebo that i normally shelter underneath when

i'm doing my live streams outside however i think next week we might all

be living in the gazebo there will be me

mr steve mr lomax lady wellington it's going to be very

crowded in there and one of the worst things is that mr

lomax snores and lady willington

she often sleepwalks so it should be a very interesting time

yes let's see what is happening today what is happening mr duncan please tell

us we have the sentence game today we are

looking for words beginning with j j

for jolly and

jam also my second name begins with jay as well you see

so today we are having another maybe five or six rounds of the sentence

game so i hope you will be joining in with

that and we are going to look at superlatives

as you can see in the title of today's live stream you will see the mention

of some superlatives the way of describing the highest

quality of something so when we describe so superlatives when we use them in a

sentence what we are actually doing is

we are expressing the highest quality of something so i might just give you a

little hint of what we are talking about today

here we go then let's have a look shall we so when we

say superlatives when we use superlatives we are using them to

express the best qualities of something a superlative can be one

word or a combination of words in a sentence

so when we use superlatives we are describing the highest quality

of something now when we say quality it can mean anything that describes that

certain aspect the appearance the shape

the way it works the way it moves the color the lightness

the brightness the darkness so superlatives always go for the

most or the highest point or quality of something and a

superlative can be one word or it can be a

combination of words in a sentence so we can describe something in a

sentence and we are also showing that that thing

is the highest quality it might be the best it might be

the highest the fastest the biggest the largest

something that is of the highest quality let's have a look shall we add

some basic superlatives here we go you can

see next to me so for example we have most

the most so this often refers to quantity quantity then we have

the top something that is the highest point

then we have the prefix and then we have the postfix

of est so you might have highest greatest biggest

lowest longest shortest brightest cleanest

the latest the newest the oldest the rarest

something that is hard to find something that only exists in very small

quantities can be described as the rarest

something that is very rare indeed and yes i did make a lesson

all about superlatives would you like to have a look at it

here is a lesson that i made all about superlatives

in the english language there are many ways of describing the highest

quality of something the highest point of something the thing that is

at its very best and this lesson will help you work out

how they are used

hi everybody this is mr duncan in england how

are you today are you okay i hope so are you happy i hope so

today we are going to look at a part of english grammar

that expresses the very best and worst of things we see

and do the clearest way to express what is the greatest in fact i'm doing

it now as i make this introduction today

we are going to look at those super duper

superlatives

a superlative is a form of grammar that expresses

the highest degree of equality to say that something is better than all the

rest is to use a superlative sentence

individual words can convey a superlative expression

superlatives come in many different forms

they are often formed as words ending in est

or with the word most a superlative can be used to show that

something is hard to beat or that its quality

or performance is for the time being difficult to match

a superlative can be formed and appear in many ways if a person does something

that no one else has then a superlative can be used to

describe what has been achieved the best

or the greatest would be suitable words to use in this case

the greatest athlete the best swimmer the strongest man or woman

on the track a superlative can be used in a certain time period

such as a day that was the fastest race today

she is the best singer i have heard today

in these sentences we are showing that the superlative

only relates to the event on the day being the best today means that tomorrow

there might be someone just as good or even better

when we say that something is good then we are stating that it is

acceptable it is not bad it is good

it is passable it is okay it is sufficient it is satisfactory

many things are good the quality of something

such as meat can be described as good however it is possible to describe

something as being best if it has been recognized in some way

if something has been awarded a prize or a high grade then best

can be used in 2012 he won an award for being the best

butcher in england once again this superlative

is relevant to the time in which it was given

being the best one year does not mean you will be voted the best

the next year

let's take a look at some examples of superlatives

great greatest good best

high highest clean cleanest

bright brightest new newest latest

brave bravest wealthy wealthiest

clever cleverest amazing most amazing

exciting most exciting difficult most difficult

expensive most expensive

familiar most familiar memorable most memorable

enjoyable most enjoyable stunning most stunning

in english the superlative can be used in a way that suggests something

that is not strictly so superlatives can be used

figuratively they suggest something for effect

for example the most complete collection of modern art in england

does not mean that all modern art is contained there

the sentence seems to be saying this but in fact

it is not so certain words have been brought into common use

as superlatives contemporary writing often places a superlative here and

there so as to add excitement or draw

attention superlatives are often used in

advertising we might sometimes use the word

superlative to show that something is unique overwhelming or

insurmountable in quality or form there are not enough superlatives to

describe this show the film critics lavished superlatives

on her performance by this you are showing that something

has left you feeling overwhelmed and impressed

we sometimes play with words to show a superlative that is not real

a common one is bestest which of course is not a real word but

can be used as a fun way of showing how much something means to you you are

my bestest friend in the whole world

another one is awesomest this is not a real word

but it can be used informally to show that

in your opinion something is the best

it is possible to use most as a way of expressing that something

or someone has impressed you or has left an impression on you that meal

was most satisfying i had a most enjoyable evening that lecture you gave

was most interesting we found the most delightful place to

have a picnic she speaks in the most eloquent way

superlatives can be used to show the most extreme things

both positively and negatively the most positive thing is the best

while the most negative thing is the worst

the extremes of bad include the coldest day the smelliest cheese

our darkest hour the saddest song the moodiest person the loneliest

man the bleakest forecast

we often make a note of things that exist as

unique or unbeatable the tallest building

the fastest runner the largest bowl of custard

the cleverest man and all the other things worthy of note

we call these things records anything that cannot be beaten or is the

most will be recorded the facts surrounding

this event or thing are written down

you can be the fastest runner in england or the fastest runner in the world

most people aim for a world record they want to be the best the greatest

the tallest even the shortest or the oldest is worthy of being

included in the list of world records but of

course just like many other superlatives many

of these records can be beaten eventually

when the oldest living man in the world dies

the second oldest takes his place the tallest building in the world now

might not be in a couple of years time that

particular record could be broken

superlatives are great for showing how good or bad

something is even if they are not absolutely true

your worst day ever might be tomorrow but it may also be next tuesday

we often throw superlatives into a sentence

for effect superlatives are dramatic they are expressive

they effectively express extremes both an action and emotion

the best of the best and the worst of the worst

are often used to show how great or awful

something is but it is not necessarily definitive or permanent what might

seem the best or worse today can change as time goes by

what could be better than a day at the sea

what could be better than you with me what could be finer than a day in bed

what could be better than cheese and bread

what could be nicer than a card from mum what could be sweeter than a

sugar-coated bun what could be better than the kindness

of a friend what could be greater than a love that

has no end

that is all i have time for today i hope this has been a good lesson and

that you have enjoyed it was it the best one ever i hope so

of course there will be another one coming very soon

so i look forward to seeing you all again in the near future

thank you for being the bestest awesomest viewers

in the whole world really you are this is mr duncan in england

saying thank you for watching me teaching you and of course

tatar for now

two

and there it was going back to 2014 so many years ago it was

my lesson all about superlatives

hello

nice to see you all again yes we are here live

on friday friday the 21st of august another week of august and then we will

be in september september is coming yes

it is going to be an unusual month for various reasons september is going

to be different there will be some changes happening

during september i won't say what it is exactly

but there are some changes coming some very big changes however the good

news is it is only for september so during the

month of september there will be something slightly different

happening for reasons that i'm not going to go into

but there will be some changes taking place

just in september and then october things will be back to normal and of

course october is a special month because it is the anniversary of this

this youtube channel being created so that is what is happening in

september here right now we are talking all about

english and english words talking of sentences

as well in a few moments are you ready to play

the sentence game we will be playing that very shortly

today we are looking at words we are searching for words beginning

with j j for jelly

one of my most favorite desserts jelly j for

jay a type of bird so there is a type of bird called a j

which begins with the letter j hello

to everyone on the live chat a very different one today a strange one

in fact hello belarussia hello also we have oh alessandra

is here as well also anna rita and twan new in sun

hello to you as well nice to see you here you are not late

don't worry don't worry hello also zuzikar is here as well

nice to see you here on the live chat as well super duper

gyoten is here watching in japan hello japan i know it's been rather hot

and quite stormy in japan recently here it's the same in fact you might be

able to see behind me it is quite windy quite stormy in fact

and yes we have some people coming tomorrow to start

trying their best to renovate this house that is now

falling down hello human being should i stop

oh i should stop eating junk food says human being to be honest with you

junk food is only really junk if you eat a lot of it now sometimes

it's nice to treat yourself everything in moderation so sometimes i like to

have a jaffa cake or maybe a piece of

chocolate or maybe some jelly

but i don't have a lot of it i have a little

so sometimes having something that you like or something that you fancy

something that you feel you want to eat is not necessarily a bad thing as long

as you don't overdo it so i think the biggest problem

for many of us is doing something too much

maybe we eat too much junk food maybe we sit in front of the television

too much and for too long you see so doing something for a short time

and in a small amount but doing something in a large amount for a

long time can be bad so yes that's my way of

looking at it anyway i'm not a doctor i know that

i have checked and i'm definitely not a doctor but

i think sometimes having something that you want you want or

fancy maybe a little cake as long as you're not overdoing it of

course as long as it as you're not overdoing it and of course

besides that you can also take lots of exercise as well

you can go for a walk have a stroll go for a swim

you can climb up onto the roof of your house

and have a look at how many gaps there are how much rain is coming

in to your house that's what we were doing

a few days ago hello berlin hello also to oh hello barong

barong nice to see you here as well we will be playing the sentence game in

a short time i hope you are ready to join in with the

sentence game it is very simple all you have to do is

write down the missing words i will show you some

sentences and all you have to do is write down the

missing words now you know i like nature

i love nature so much well i was recalling the other day i was

remembering a time when mr steve and myself were out

walking and some bulls came out of a field

they were being released onto the road because they were being transferred to

another field and then suddenly i remembered that i

actually filmed that event and

guess what here it is now

um

mr steve mr steve

so there it was our little drama that we had

with some bullocks that had been let out of a field

and were being led along the road i hope you enjoyed that

something a little different and yes we like to do

things differently here on english addict

for those who don't know what this is my name is duncan

and we talk about english in a few moments we are going to play the

sentence game we are sergio says

maybe learning english maybe i should only learn

english less and for a short time ah you see yes i know what you're

saying there well of course english is a good

thing it's good for you so i wouldn't describe english as junk

food and i certainly wouldn't describe

english as unhealthy although

i suppose it depends it depends what you you are saying you see it it depends

what words you are using and what you are saying and who you are

saying it to i suppose

hello also to anarita

now i saw earlier i can't find the message now

but i saw earlier there was some good news

about a job but i i can't find it now it's disappeared

this happens sometimes you see when the live chat is moving very quickly

it's very hard sometimes to find all of it

to find all of the messages so that's one of the reasons why sometimes i

forget or i lose the messages and it does happen quite

often

some very interesting messages coming through here i hope you are ready

to play the sentence game because it will be coming in a moment

oh valentina says i would rather just drink

or have chocolate but with coffee dark chocolate with coffee yes

you can can't you you can have coffee and chocolate together

i must admit it is nice i agree with you even though i'm not a big coffee drinker

to be honest i don't drink it very often hello fabio fabio watching

in pisa hi everyone the best teacher in the world

thank you fabio that's very kind of you to say

how kind very nice sergio says i don't have the

superlatives to describe how dangerous english

can be one or two people are asking about the captions

i don't know why but i think that youtube has actually stopped

giving live captions because i can't get them to work

for some reason i don't know why something very strange

has happened to the live captions and i don't know where they've gone for which

i apologize but it's not my fault unfortunately

it is youtube doing something very strange

here we go then are you ready to play the sentence game because it's coming up

in a few moments i hope you are ready to play

all you have to do is find the missing words

and today we are using the letter j

shall we play the sentence game okay let's do it right now

here we go it's time to play the sentence game i hope you

are ready to join in with the game that we love playing

all you have to do is give me some of the missing words

now i do get complaints that my sentence game is very difficult

some people say it's easy some people say it's not

too hard some people say it's very hard we will see what happens today we are

looking for words beginning with the letter

j so let's get everything on the screen shall we ah there we go are you ready to

play the sentence game playing with the letter j

for jill and jack here we go then

diana says it is me mr duncan i have got a job

for an international coffee company so that's why we're talking about coffee

is that the reason why

diana congratulations on your new job and does it mean that you you will be

traveling abroad does it mean that you will be flying

around the world maybe maybe your job means that you will be

traveling around i'm not sure but congratulations

on your new job diana diana romano well done

and i suppose that does deserve a round of applause

i think so congratulations on your new job diana and i hope it goes

very well when do you start when are you starting your new job is it soon

here we go then it's time to play the sentence game i hope

you will join in if you don't know the rules

don't worry you will pick it up as we go along

here is today's first sentence game let's play right now

there it is so that is it you can see now

straight away how we play the game it was wrong of me

to something you so harshly we are looking for five

letters so this might be easy to some people

i know i will get complaints mr duncan it's too easy

but then some people will say mr duncan it's too hard it's too difficult

it was wrong of me to something you so harshly

congratulations once again to diana and it's nice to see so many people on the

live chat also congratulating diana as well it's

now lovely very nice

oh i see so diana will be working in the head office of the company in scotland

of course a place that i've always wanted to go to

i've always wanted to visit scotland never have

well i went for one day to edinburgh but i've always wanted to

actually stay for maybe a week or two weeks in the

scottish highlands somewhere far away from other people

far away where i can't be disturbed where there is

no internet access can you imagine living in a place

where you can't even get the internet imagine that

there are still places here in the uk that are so remote that there is no

internet no mobile phone connection can you imagine that living without the

internet living without your mobile phone oh my

god i don't i don't think i could do it to

be honest i don't think i could do it here we go then we've got

some answers coming through i think this one might be easy for some

people for others maybe not maybe

not so i hope you are playing along at home

if you don't know the answer well i will give it to you anyway

so you don't have to worry it was wrong of me to

something you s so harshly so when you do something harshly you do

something in a cruel way you are cruel unkind maybe rude

you do something harshly you you might be behaving in an unfair

way you are being unfair to someone

it was wrong of me to something you so harshly the answer coming in a moment

it looks like quite a few people have got it right

we are looking for a word beginning with jay

thank you mr cockerell we have all missed you

we have we were wondering where you had gone to

nice to see you back

we have quite a few correct answers coming through

thank you nessam also tomek alessandra lille mina

richard hiroko hello hiroko also beatrice

palmeira yes i think some people might say that was very easy

mr duncan very easy okay we will see we will see

the answer is bing judge judge

it was wrong of me to judge you so harshly we sometimes judge

people we judge them by the way they look

by the way they dress by the place they live in so we often judge people

we will look at their appearance their behavior

we will maybe come to a conclusion about them you judge someone

you decide how that person behaves whether they are a good person

or a bad person whether they are wrong or right

you judge someone so if you judge someone harshly that means

that you are being unfair maybe you have the wrong opinion

or the wrong view of that person you judge them

harshly you judge a person harshly so yes there it is then now you

know the first one i think i'm being bitten

oh no i know what i've done i've i've actually injured

myself isn't that strange i don't know how i've done it

do you ever find on your body you find an injury

on your body and you don't know how you got it

i have a big scratch on my leg and i don't know how i got it

i may have done it accidentally today when i was setting up the live stream

but i don't know how i've done it i've

actually got a big scratch on my leg how he got there i have no idea

and i don't even own any pets so that's the strange part

here's another one using the letter j congratulations if you got the last one

right here is another one oh we have

two missing words we are looking for seven letters

and six letters the people pushed and something and some

people became something against the door the people

pushed and something and some became

something against the door we have two missing words seven letters

and six letters both of these begin with the letter j

palmyra says my cat scratches me or has been scratching me for 17 years

that's one of the reasons why i don't like cats you see

because cats can sometimes change their mood very quickly

they can be sitting on your lap or maybe you are stroking it

and then suddenly without any warning it will suddenly without any warning

you are not prepared for it the cat will suddenly

scratch you for no reason so sometimes cats can be quite violent

quite brutal for no reason so that's one of the reasons why i'm not

keen on cats because they can change their behavior very quickly

their mood can change quite quickly so yes

i see your point sindhu asks hello mr duncan how are you i'm

okay thank you i can't complain the people pushed and

something and some became something against the door we have two

missing words both of them beginning with j but what

are they today's second sentence game

we haven't got any answers yet oh dear is it that hard

is it difficult that one

it would appear to be quite difficult hmm

i see okay i didn't think this was very hard i thought this was

easy but not too easy but then not too difficult

you see the people pushed and something and some became something against

the door

ah okay then tamek has come up with two words

ng hello engie dada ng da da jump

jump is a good guess although it only has four letters so we

are looking for seven and six letters in these

palmyra said jolted jolted well yes the word jolt if you jolt

it means you stop or you move suddenly so maybe if you are sitting on a train

and then the train suddenly stops you might feel

a jolt jolt so maybe if something stops suddenly maybe you are driving in your

car and then the person suddenly puts the brakes on you

jolt you jolt it's a good word actually

richard yes thank you very much so is that a guess for the second letter

the second word or the first word hello also diana who says i have no idea

well in a few moments you will know you will

know tan tan oh okay then yes we have some more

guesses coming through sindhu hello sindhu jerk

ah yes you see so jerk can also mean to to move and stop

suddenly you jerk the word jerk can be used in many ways

a foolish person might be described as a jerk

jerk zuzika says i have no idea unfortunately i have

weak word power don't worry about that that's the reason why we are here you

see we are here to share our love of english

and if you don't know it doesn't matter because

i will reveal the answer and then you will know

you see so it's a good way of playing a game

but also it's a very good way of learning some new

words as well

i will give you the answer in a moment i will give you the answer in a moment

coming up very soon are you ready mr cockrell

by the way tomorrow morning would you mind not waking me up so early

i like to have a lie in on on on saturday if you don't mind

tomorrow saturday by the way yeah here we go

time's up here comes the answers we have two answers two missing words

both of them beginning with j what are they

here they come right now

okay then it would appear that we had i think maybe one or two correct answers

for both of the words jaendra ah jaendra very interesting

juggled juggled and jolted juggled juggled i don't think juggled is

a real word

valentina oh very good valentina you had jostled and

jammed the people pushed and jostled and some became

jammed against the door so to become jammed is to become stuck

somewhere you are stuck maybe you are being pushed

against a door or a wall you are

jammed against it jostled jammed the people pushed and

jostled and some became jammed against the door if you jostle

it means you push and you shove people you push shove jostle

you are all fighting against each other normally

to get to the front of the crowd or a group of people you are jostling

jostling

palmyra palmyra says oh diana i hope your new job will be a

plum job ah something that is a plum

job is a good chop it is something that is very good

barong says both of these are new words yes jostle and

jam jostle push shove push shove

thank you very much would you like to play another one okay let's play another

sentence game shall we okay i don't mind i'm here

i might as well

it's a good idea i think so here we go another sentence game beginning with jay

ah now i should give you a little warning here

this is a tricky one it's quite tricky this one so it might cause one or two

problems but this one is tricky difficult

now this is one word but it's a word that also has two words joined together

so this next one might be a little difficult

so please don't shout at me if you find this one too difficult please don't

shout at me please it's friday don't shout at me on

friday we suspect there is some

going on here a very long word 13 letters it is actually made up of

two parts so this word is actually made up of two

parts so think of a word think of something long

that begins with j

any ideas any thoughts

when we suspect something quite often we suspect

something or we think that something bad is happening so that will give you a

clue to the word we suspect

there is some what going on here but what are we talking

about what are we discussing

we suspect there is some what going on here

don't forget we are looking for something beginning with a j this is a

long word it also happens to be a word that i

showed you a couple of weeks ago so normally on

friday we will look at odd words or strange words

or weird words so this is one of those words that i showed you

a couple of weeks ago

valentin oh yes juxtaposition oh i think so yes that's a good one

that's a good guess it's a very good guess but it's not

right it's not right

so if you think that someone is doing something wrong

maybe they are trying to deceive you or trick you that is the word we are

looking for we suspect there is some blank

going on here 13 letters

oh okay then yes some interesting suggestions coming through now on the

live chat i will give you a few more seconds

and then we will take a little break as well we are having a little break

and then we will come back with more of the sentence game

so there will be a little break taking place

and we will be looking at one of my grammar lessons in a few moments

maybe this one is a little harder maybe this one is slightly

too difficult just a little bit so i tried to help you

there something that might be seen as being

oh i see okay then we have some correct answers coming through

oh well done we have quite a few correct answers coming through right now

oh i think we should have mr cockerell it would appear that a lot of people are

now catching the answer very good

very good indeed

this is a long word it's made up of two separate words and

alessandra lill

anna

yes quite a few with the correct answer well done

it's not an easy one i know it's not easy

the answer is oh mr duncan mr duncan

we've never heard of that word well i did show you this word a couple of weeks

ago a couple of fridays ago i did actually

show this word to you jiggery pokery to be deceitful

to do something in an underhand way you deceive someone you trick them

you do something that might mislead a person we suspect there is some

jiggery pokery going on here some deception something is not

as it seems so there it is i did show it

oh i see i think one or two people maybe one or two people were looking in

their dictionaries i think so so there it was the i think that's the

third sentence game today and that was

jiggery pokery so we are going to take a little break

we're going to have a look at one of my lessons

all about grammar now not a lot of people know this but i did make

some grammar lessons and they are available on my youtube channel

so we are now going to take a look at one of my grammar lessons

and then we will be back with more of the sentence game

lesson two sentences part one present simple questions questions in

the present simple with be are formed by swapping the verb

and subject for other verbs the auxiliary verb

do or does must be added before the subject

questions with b in the present simple to form questions in the present simple

using be reverse the order of the subject and the

verb for example you are

canadian are you canadian how to form

present simple questions you have the form of be am is

are you have the subject i he she

it you we they and the rest of the sentence

am i canadian is he canadian is

she canadian is it canadian are you canadian are we

canadian are they canadian

further examples include am i on time is he your brother where

are we am i on the list is it time to leave are they friendly

questions with do and does for questions with verbs other than be

start the question with do or does don't swap the subject

and the main verb you work in an office becomes

do you work in an office

she works in a school becomes does she work in a school

how to form this sentence you have the form of do and does

you have the subject i you we they

he she it you have the base form of the verb

work the verb never takes s or e s when you ask a question

then you have the rest of the sentence do i work in an office

do you work in an office do we work in an office

do they work in an office does he work in an office

does she work in an office does it work in an office further

examples do they live in paris

do you usually finish work at 4 pm does tom get up at 6am

when does the party start question words can be used before

do or does to form open questions common mistakes forming present simple

questions never add s or e s to the base form of

the verb when asking a question even in the third person singular

such as he she or it does he finish work on time

correct does he finish his work on time incorrect

part two the present continuous the present continuous is used to talk

about continued actions that are happening in the

present moment it is formed with be and a present

participle an example of the present continuous

the present continuous is used to describe a current

continued action julie usually wears jeans but today

she is wearing a dress the word wears is the present simple

it describes a repeated action or situation

she is this is the present continuous use

of the verb be wearing this is the present continuous it

describes what is happening right now how to form the present

continuous you have the subject she you have the form of

am is are is you have the verb

ending with i n g the present participle for example

wearing and then the rest of the sentence

address she is wearing a dress further examples

we are walking the dog he is washing the dishes they are talking on their

phones they're fighting with each other she's

relaxing at the moment it's raining a lot

outside present participle spelling rules

the present participle is formed by adding

i n g to the base form of the verb some participles have slightly different

spelling rules for example where becomes

wearing choose becomes choosing tie

becomes tying shop becomes shopping

further examples they're opening the store next week

there is no need to double the last letter because the final syllable

is not stressed harry is always lying to his mother i'm

cutting some apples my uncle is writing a novel

terry is mopping the floor my mother is baking as a cake

here is a useful tip present participles follow the same spelling rules as

gerunds common mistakes to state verbs

in continuous tenses action verbs can be used in simple and

continuous form state verbs are not usually used

in continuous forms in action i read every day

correct i am reading right now correct as a state

i own two cars correct i am owning two cars

incorrect questions in the present continuous

to ask questions in the present continuous swap the subject

and the form of be he is playing tennis

as a question is he playing tennis he is the subject

this action is happening right now is he playing tennis you are asking

if someone is doing a certain thing right now how to form

the sentence you have the form of am is are

is you have the subject he you have the verb

plus ing playing and then you have the rest of the

sentence tennis

further examples include are they going to the park

is he cycling to work is she eating pizza are they working late

where are we going today are you coming to the party

what are you eating for dinner is it raining outside

question words such as what where and how

can be used before the verb to form open questions where

are we going today this is an open question the present continuous negative

he is wearing a tie but he is not wearing a hat or you can say

he is wearing a tie but he isn't wearing a hat how to form this sentence

you have the subject he you have the form of am

is are not is not you have the verb

ending with ing wearing this is the present participle

it doesn't change and the rest of the sentence

a hat further examples include he isn't walking the dog they

aren't singing well today she isn't cleaning up her bedroom

they aren't looking where they're going he isn't playing football today

we aren't taking the bus today you aren't doing your job

james isn't reading his book we aren't eating out this week

you aren't doing well at school this year

interesting

one or two people saying mr duncan we want more grammar

can we have more grammar lessons well yes

and there is an example of one of my grammar lessons there are

actually a series of grammar lessons on my youtube channel

and there we were talking about sentence construction

if you want me to show another one on sunday i'm more than willing to do so

and of course you can also find them

on my youtube channel sergio says oh how good is it of mr duncan to give us a

pause so we can smoke a cigarette and make

some coffee is that what you were doing during my

grammar lesson oh

i know not everyone wants to have a grammar lesson

but i'm sure for someone out there in youtube land

it was useful i think so thank you roxy this lesson is much more

interesting thanks oh i see do you mean this

do you mean this is more interesting or do you want more grammar

maybe you you could have grammar lessons all the time

imagine that wow here we go then we are now

going to continue with the thing we were doing earlier

we are going to play once more the sentence game

here we go then the sentence game is back

when i say back i mean we are continuing to play it because we were actually

playing it earlier on the sentence game today we

are looking for the letter j so words

beginning with this letter j for jolly

jaunt oh now there's an interesting word jaunt if you jaunt it means you move

from one place to another you travel from one place

to another you jaunt you go on a jaunt here we go then

we are now continuing with the sentence game

yes i think it's a good idea why not that's what i say

so here is the next sentence game coming on your screen

right now

oh okay then this might be easy it might be hard

there is

a possible answer with five letters he always likes to be the

something of the pack in class there is always one from my experience

of teaching in the classroom i know there is always one student

in the class who always likes to make others

laugh and i used to say it's my job that's my job my job is to teach you

and make you smile your job is to sit there

and learn i will tell the jokes thank you very much

he always likes to be the something of the pack in class

five letters i think i think maybe this one is easy i think

so i think this one is

easy so no one can accuse me of making them all hard and difficult i

think this one might be easy for some people

although this also refers to an expression

as well a type of expression or maybe an idiom

relating to the behavior of a person you see he always likes to be the

something of the pack in class

hello how nice of you to join me you see

join

he always likes to be the something of the pack

alessandra says it's too easy oh i can't win can i when it's easy it's

too easy when it's hard it's too hard

it's not fair

thanks for your guesses a lot of people got this right

not everyone would know this you see not everyone will know this

just because you know doesn't mean other people

won't know what it is he always likes to be the something of the pack

you could also say in the pack as well

the answer coming up right come on mr cockerell where are you

thank you i don't know what happened to him then he disappeared

the answer is bing joker joker we can describe a person who likes

to fool around who likes to always play and quite often

they are never serious we can describe them as the joker of the

pack or joker in the pack so

the joker of the pack is the person who never takes anything

seriously maybe you are in a situation where you have to be serious

and one person tries to disrupt the class by being silly

in playing around like a clown he always likes to be the joker the

joker of the pack in the class

the joker of the pack is the person who does not take things seriously they

like to mess around they like to play about they

like to be the joker of the pack it's also an expression as well

an expression the person who never takes anything

seriously can be described as the joker of the pack

so it refers to a pack of cards because of course in a pack of cards you

have the joker

the next one we will have another one we have

i think we'll have time for two more two more and then i will be going

but i will be back on sunday don't worry you can catch me

on sunday wednesday and friday for those who are wondering

sunday wednesday and friday is when i am with you live and of course

on sunday we have mr steve joining us mr steve

will be here with us on sunday will we be outside

maybe i can show you what is left of the house

actually i've just realized the builders are actually coming next week tomorrow

someone is coming to put all of the scaffolding on the house

scaffolding so if you ever look at a house or a building that is being

constructed quite often there will be a framework of

metal on the front and it's called scaffolding

and that is used to support the building but also it allows the workmen

to get high up safely on the building itself

hello filippo filippo who keeps asking do you speak italian i don't speak

italian but i'm quite good at english i'm very good at english some people say

here is the next sentence game we are looking for oh

we are looking for two missing words so the last one was easy maybe this one

won't be so easy maybe this one might be a little harder

you see okay scaffolding valentina

scaffolding yes scaffolding tubes pieces of metal that are joined

together on the front of a building to support it

or to allow the builders to climb up and that is

what is happening tomorrow someone is coming tomorrow to put

scaffolding around the house yes that's how serious it is

very serious

i'm not sure how much of the house will be left

next friday i'm just wondering now we i might not be standing here

i might be outside surrounded by rubble and bricks who knows who knows

here we go they decided to something together and something

as a group around the park four letters so we are looking for four

letters and three letters

four letters three letters

and a mias fernando says scaffold is andamias so my house

from tomorrow will be covered in andemius

i hope i pronounced it well

okay then interesting

we have some answers coming through now congratulations

for some of you if you've got it right very interesting

mr duncan are you rebuilding or replacing the old house

well i'm not rebuilding the house because i can't afford it

but parts of the house parts of the house are suffering

at the moment so we we have water coming in

in some parts of the house so yes there will be some work

taking place i think there will be a lot of banging next week

outside the house so i'm just wondering how i'm going to do my live streams next

week because it's going to be very noisy here

we will see what happens we will have to wait

and see they decided to something together

and something as a group around the park they decided to something together and

something as a group around the park hmm

we are looking for words beginning with j

j for jolly i am a jolly person i like to be jolly

well dad hello dad what does it mean scaffold scaffold

is something that you put on the front of a building

so quite often when they are building something

when they are constructing a building quite often you will see

scaffolding outside i might try to find a picture of

scaffolding maybe i can find a photograph

shall i look shall i try to find a photograph of scaffolding

we will see let's see if we can find a photograph of scaffolding that will be

amazing wouldn't it would be amazing if i could find a

photograph that would be amazing you see let's try again let's see if we can get

a photograph

i was hoping that i had one but i i don't think i do

i thought i did i thought i had a photograph of scaffolding

try again interesting

nope okay fair enough obviously i don't have a picture of scaffolding

who's going to be banging in your house asks tomek

well they won't be banging in the house but they will be banging outside the

house so now it all remains to be seen what

happens maybe there won't be any house next week

maybe it will be gone maybe it will fall into a big hole so

here we go back to the sentence game they decided to something together

and something as a group around the park we've had quite a lot of

answers come through thank you very much yes very good

thank you for joining in the answer is coming up

right now

and then i think we have time for one more

and then i will be going for various reasons

the answer to this sentence game is in fact we have two missing words

they are

we had some interesting answers by the way they decided to

join together if you join together it means you

collect yourselves into a group so you join together you can become

a group so we might say that people should

should join together and protest maybe a lot of people will join together

and they will march through the streets to protest you join

together they decided to join together and

jog as a group around the park you jog as a group

so instead of jogging on your own you do it

with other people apparently it's more fun

jogging on your own running on your own or taking exercise

by yourself might become a little bit boring

so doing it with other people when you join together with other people

it may it might be more interesting and more fun

more enjoyable maybe

maybe you could say jump together

i'm not sure if you jump around the park

i'm not sure if you jump around the park i don't know how you would do that

maybe they could join together as a group

and well jump of course

yes jump maybe maybe not i'm not sure about that you see

jogging a lot of people have decided to take up jogging

because they've had lots of time on their hands and some people have become

quite unfit during this crazy period of time so there it was

and we will have one more before we go so here is our final sentence game today

i almost clicked the answer then i almost gave you the answer

no don't give the answer so maybe this is easy

i will get complaints whatever happens

but something failed to reach a verdict the something failed to reach

a verdict that's an interesting word verdict the verdict is the decision

the decision you have made over something the verdict

so maybe you have a choice and you have to make one choice

so you will give your verdict you will make

a decision you will decide on a particular

thing your verdict was it good or bad was it good or bad

please give me your verdict

so this is the last one and then i will be going in around about three or four

minutes so what is

the answer we're only looking for four letters as well

four letters beginning with j and this is also a clue to what i'm

doing in september this is also

a little clue to what i will be doing in september

oh interesting some changes coming in september only for september there

are some changes coming and then in october things will be

normal again but september is going to be a strange

month for various

i reasons have some music really shouldn't i

be

time's up

yes i think the short words are easy

sometimes sometimes i didn't want to make them too difficult because then i

will get complaints people will be knocking on my door well

assuming i still have a door next week you see

so my door might disappear so you won't have to knock on my door you can just

come straight into the house you see because the door

would have fallen off next week

the something failed to reach a verdict the answer coming up now

jury the jury the jury is a group of people who make a

decision in a court of law so the jury

jury the jury is a group of people who make

a decision on the outcome of a trial maybe a person has done

something wrong and they have to stand up in court

and face a trial

yogi says i guessed it first i guessed it first

i'm the best thank you jayandra also sandra vittess

yes we did have a lot of answers there very nice

lil anna sidra hello sidra thank you for your answer as

well quite a few people luis mendes thank you

as well we can we can use verdict mostly in law

yes you come to a verdict but maybe also you are judging you see

you are judging something maybe a contest

maybe a a pie contest people are making cakes and you you have to give your

verdict you have to make some sort of judgment you have to come

to a final decision so the verdict is often given by

a jury jury that's almost it for today

almost time to say goodbye i hope you've enjoyed today's live stream a little

shorter than normal we have a lot of things going on

tomorrow and also next week as well a lot of noise a lot of

commotion a lot of chaos

and noise next week that's all i can say what is happening in

september well i will give you some of the details on sunday but there are some

changes taking place affecting the live streams however

there is also some good news concerning my recorded lessons

hmm you see so you might lose something but you might also gain

something as well so there are some changes

coming in september but only september and then in october everything is back

to normal as we celebrate my 14th anniversary it is time to say

goodbye i hope you've enjoyed today's

live stream i was hoping to find some pictures

of scaffolding maybe i will show some on sunday i could

show you my scaffolding because there will be some tomorrow

outside the house holding the house up so it doesn't fall

down you see thank you very much for your company

today i hope you've enjoyed it yes i am back

on sunday and also you can catch me on wednesday

and friday until the end of august 2 p.m uk time is when i'm with you

and of course mr steve will be back as well

on sunday he is joining us as well

yogi says please use a picture of me and that would make the stream

best would it really oh well if you want to have a go you never know

it might work sandra says goodbye to everyone

thank you very much see you on sunday from 2 p.m uk time and i'm going to

leave you with some more animals oh

yes some more farmyard animals some more cows and balls

in the field and i will leave you with this video

and what i want you to do is to spot the magic cow in this video

there is a magic cow that changes from one color to another it's amazing

it's like magic see one sunday i hope you've had a good

time today i hope you've enjoyed everything

this is mr duncan in england saying thanks for watching

see you later take care stay safe stay happy and most importantly of all

keep that smile upon your face as you wonder

all over the place and you know what's coming next yes you do

live captions later on okay so the captions for this live stream

will be later on they will be there

i promise and of course ta ta for now 8-)