okay let's get on with it no messing around here we are

again yes once more we are together and welcome to the hottest day

of the year and guess where i am can you guess where i am standing at the moment

on the hottest day of the year you will find

out in a moment welcome here we go again it's another english addict live

from the birthplace of english which just happens to be

england

oh dear

hi everybody this is mr duncan in england how are you today are you

okay i hope so are you happy and

cool i really hope so here we are again yes my name is duncan

i talk about the english language let's get underway

we have made it all the way to the end of the week yes

it's friday

we are here again once more i hope you are having a good

friday where you are

whatever is going on in your life i hope it is going

in a super duper way yes we are here again

and we have a couple of interesting things i hope they are

interesting yes i know it's me it's only me nothing special

i always try my best to be special but you know

sometimes you can't succeed but i try hello to everyone on the live chat nice

to see you oh hello nadia nadia avray

or aviye hello to you you are first on today's live chat

am i going fast enough goodbye everyone bye oh dear

i was supposed to be outside today i was hoping to be in the garden

unfortunately

we are suffering a plague at the moment not the one you're thinking of there is

another plague taking place a plague of

insects so the reason why i'm in the studio today

on the hottest day of the year it is it's the hottest day

it's about 31 degrees outside and i'm in the studio with the windows

closed underneath lots and lots of studio

lights and the reason is because of this small

insect there it is that is the reason why i am

currently baking inside the studio it is because

this particular insect is now flying around

everywhere in fact if you look behind me today you will notice behind me there

are lots of insects flying around lots of things buzzing

around with my live background

and it is this particular insect which is causing

all the problem this is called a thrip thrip that's it some people call them

thunderbugs so this tiny little creature it is only

about two yes i think a couple of millimeters long

but there are thousands and thousands of them at the

moment flying around outside my studio window and because of

that i can't go outside so the reason why i'm not outside is

because of this particular creature it's called a

thrip or thunderbug and they are absolutely everywhere as

you will see when i come back onto camera

so if you look closely behind me you'll see lots of little things flying around

and besides thrips there are also other insects causing

lots of trouble today and i'm going to show you them right now

would you like to have a look at the insects

that have been causing me a lot of trouble besides the thrips

we also have flying ants

yes

this

so

so that is the reason why i'm in the studio today you can see lots and lots

of flying ants they were coming out yesterday

and today sorry my phone is ringing

today i have thrips bothering me this tiny animal

this this small insect is causing lots of trouble at the moment

lots of problems at the moment

and that's the reason why i'm in the studio right now

and i am absolutely baking hot it's about 90 degrees in the studio

at the moment it's 30. what is it about 30 degrees

is it 30 celsius today outside the hottest day of the year we are

having today we will be playing the sentence

game for those who like playing the sentence game we are looking

at the letter n so all of the words today are n words

they begin with the letter n for

naughty nice

and other things can you think of any other words that begin with n

no not that one definitely not that one please please

not that one not that one no i just said no not that one

the sentence game coming up we are going to look at

some unusual words as well you know i like to show you

strange words weird words odd words unusual words well i thought we would do

that right now let's not waste any time because

time is precious it certainly is

more strange words to look at today yes on friday we always like to have a look

at strange words so that is what we're doing right now

would you like to see some strange words

here's a strange word it's on your screen right now

proprietor proprietor oh mr duncan that is a very interesting

word proprietor what on earth

is a proprietor when we say proprietor we are actually naming

a person who owns property or a business so if you have a building

or if you have a place where you work from you have your own business and you

are the owner of the business and also the building

you run the business you own the building you are the proprietor

proprietor so the person who maintains a business the person who is in charge

of the building or sometimes we say

premises as well premises the premises

is the place it is the shop the building the office and the person in charge

the person who owns the place is called a proprietor proprietor

oh mr duncan that is an interesting word so we are looking at some unusual words

today i hope you are enjoying your friday

proprietor is the person who owns a property

you might go to a shop maybe you want to make some inquiries

about the business or maybe the building and you might ask to see the proprietor

would it be possible to see the proprietor i would like to speak

to the proprietor of this shop the proprietor i like that word

it is a very unusual word indeed i think so but there it is our first

unusual word for this friday by the way it's the final day of july we are

reaching the end of our month of extra english lessons

so from sunday from sunday next sunday we will be back with you three

days a week three days a week on sunday wednesday and friday

from 2 p.m uk time so from tomorrow august the 1st we will be back

to three days a week i'm sure that is good news for many

people and maybe not good news for others we

will see what happens more strange words let's have another

strange word would you like to have another look

at a weird word here's another one oh i like this one

gumption gumption so a person who has gumption they're a

person who has perseverance or maybe ability to

think or maybe a person who has a lot of

ability maybe up here you see gumption

they have a lot of ability gumption you are a person

who has a lot of gumption i love that word

gumption

that is how you pronounce it gumption apparently in italian

proprietario is a very common word so that would be the owner you see the

owner of the property the owner of the

establishment or maybe the owner of the business as well you see so there

are many ways of using that word gumption

oh i like that word gumption irena says it sounds like forrest gump

it does a little bit doesn't it so a person with gumption

is a person who is able to do things very well maybe a person who has

a lot of mental abilities maybe they are a person who is able to

do something technical you have a lot of gumption gumption

it's a great word we are looking at some unusual english words today

and that is what we are doing right now thank you very much for your

comments today we are getting a lot of comments coming through thank you very

much for your lovely

messages today oh thank you very much a lot of people coming through today

very nice to see you here today how nice is that

so when we say gumption we are actually saying

you have common sense you have an ability to think logically maybe

or to do the right thing you have good sense i suppose that's another word

we can use as well good sense good

sense you have gumption oh i like that word

it is unusual after a very wet scorching day

to have flying ants appear says ricardo well here we are having lots of insects

around because it is the height of summer

so many insects are now starting to fly around so yesterday

we had the flying ants they were and today we have well

today we have the thrips today so that that is what is causing problems for me

today the thrips they are being quite a pain

to be honest they are being a big pain and because of that tiny insect

that's the reason why i'm in the in the studio today

baking hot i can already feel the sweat starting to form on my face it is so hot

in here so if i suddenly collapse on the floor

you will know why it's because it's very hot in here

another strange

english word oh something that is preposterous

oh i like that something preposterous you might describe

something as being preposterous there are other words you can use as

well besides prosperous it's not easy to say actually

especially when you've got a giant ulcer on your tongue

preposterous ridiculous absurd something that's silly

preposterous

very nice i'm doing well today i might just uh

i might just go back to bed to be honest did anyone see yesterday's live stream

by the way did anyone see the live stream well

there are problems because youtube has not processed yesterday's live

stream so now it is stuck locked away

on youtube so i am trying to let you see the link

and also hopefully you will have a chance to watch yesterday's very

interesting live stream which i did from the center of much

wenlock

today doing my live stream outside would be

preposterous it would trying to do my live stream outside

today would be preposterous preposterous

because there are flies everywhere there are

insects flying all over the place so it would be

preposterous it really would crazy silly

the flying ants are awful says andy you are right

flying ants get absolutely everywhere the flying ants they get in

your in your ears under your clothes

under your hat and today i have difficulty with

thrips this particular creature is causing me

a lot of trouble today

and you might not believe it but those tiny insects can actually get inside

your equipment so that's another reason why i can't do my live stream outside

because those insects will actually get inside

they will get into your equipment and of course they can cause damage if

they do that so that is the reason why

thrips do these insects cause illness

no this particular insect does not cause illness

they are just very irritating they are small and irritating and at the

moment outside i'm sure you can see behind me lots of

things flying around and that is

the insect that i'm talking about right now there are thousands of them

thousands and thousands of them flying around outside at the moment

and they are very annoying here is another one another strange

english word we are looking at these and then we are going to play the

sentence game for the final half hour we will play the sentence game together

on the last day of july and of course there are just 12 days

before my birthday

oh dear 12 days before my birthday so the thrips

don't bite they are they just walk around

on your skin so they don't bite you but they they are horrible they so when

when they get under your clothes and into your ears

they are really annoying so they are horrible

horrible and they are so small you can only just about

see them they are tiny so they are only around two millimeters long

so that is how small they are but there are thousands and thousands and

thousands of them all around outside at the moment do they have a bad

smell no they don't they don't have a bad

smell here's a word that describes that

particular insect

the thrips abound at the moment abound if something

abounds it means it is plentiful there there is lots of that

particular thing they are all over the place

abound to be plentiful to flourish to thrive

so you might say that the insects outside my house

at the moment are thriving they are bound they are everywhere

they are plentiful plentiful that also is an interesting

word an unusual word maybe plentiful

if something is plentiful it means there is lots

of it abound so at the moment there are lots

of those insects flying around they are in a large amount

there are many of them all over the place

yeah another unusual word we have time for maybe

three more here's another interesting word

a very short word we often use this particular word in british english there

it is the word is duff

duff if something is deaf it means it is useless broken

it serves no purpose something that is deaf is broken

it doesn't work anymore it serves absolutely no use

because it no longer works duff it is a deaf device this

machine is deaf it doesn't work it's useless it serves no purpose

in english we can also say the word duff we can use this word also

if we are hitting someone especially in british english

you might duff someone you will deff them up

so to hit someone punch someone we can say that you duff that person up

you punch that person lil says oh that is like the simpsons

yes the beer that homer simpson likes to

drink mmm beer

the beer that homer simpson drinks is called duff duff beer

so quite often something that has no purpose or is useless

we describe as being duff duff quite often used in british english

that particular word something that no longer works it no longer

functions it is useless it is def

we have two more and then we are going to play the sentence game

oh this is an interesting one maybe you've heard of this word before if you

are involved in the building trade we normally use

one of these to allow a person to move safely from one place

to another quite often at height so high up high up

gantry is the word so this describes a certain thing

a thing that you walk along a thing that you can

safely walk across gantry gantry so a walkway

normally high up normally high up

yes the simpsons a lot of people like the simpsons

i don't like it anymore it used to be really funny but i don't think it's

as good as it used to be

some people say the same thing about me

gantry we can also say walkway as well you can have a walkway

gantry i suppose you can also say scaffold as well so normally on the side

of a house maybe when a building is being

constructed or maybe a building is having some some

renovation work done to the front you will often see lots of steel

tubes joined together and we call that scaffold scaffold

also a framework as well a framework a gantry a support

so a person who is working high up can safely

move around on a gantry

finally i think this is the last word the last

unusual word for today one more oh if you are a person

who enjoys working out sums or maybe if you are working out

the number of things maybe if you are working out statistics

ah statistics or figures a person who

does that a person who works out all of those things is called a

statistician statistician i will say it slowly for you

statistician statistician statistician

a person who works as a person who is doing or working out

or trying to figure out certain things normally involving numbers the number

of things that do something the number of people that are affected

by something a person that does that is called a

statistician statistician it is the noun that describes a person

who works out statistics figures

and that is it that is our final strange word

for this friday in a couple of moments we are going to play the sentence game

and today we are looking at the letter n there it is

the letter n is what we are looking at so i will be showing you some sentences

with certain words missing and those words all begin with the

letter n

yes a statistician is a person who works out

figures and numbers that is their job there are many people quite often

working in government or sometimes for the government

and they will work out figures numbers they are a statistician

they work out statistics

are you ready to play the game the game that everyone likes to play

and here we are on friday we are about to do it again

it is time to play the sentence game let's go

we are playing the sentence game on a friday

are you ready we are playing the sentence game

that is what we are doing and if you look behind me

behind me by the way that is a live view outside right now

and you can see there are hundreds if not

thousands of flies all buzzing around outside

and that is happening right now so the view behind me

is now that is live and that's the reason why i'm in the

studio today and not outside unfortunately

of course i'm ready mr duncan i'm glad to hear that

let's have the sentence game we are going to play it right now a lot of

people like to play this game so that's we are doing

right now we are not what the letter p

something very strange is happening here well that isn't right

let's try again shall we how strange i don't know what happened then

ah that's better shall i just go to bed i think i'm going to go back to bed

there it is i don't know where that p came from i

think that was last week wasn't it okay here we go here we go let's we're

back on track we're back on track okay

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

it's about it's about 100 degrees in the studio at the moment if i

suddenly collapse on the floor you will know why here we

are then we are going to play the sentence game

and here is the first one you will see a sentence

on the screen with some missing words what you have to do is tell me what the

missing words are i hope this is the right one

oh okay yes we are all right okay so we are looking for

the letter n so we are looking for n words words beginning with

n behave yourself out there please behave yourself

the words begin with n we we have nine letters

and also eight letters i must drink some water i'm

i'm really sweating here at the moment says i can't remember your strange words

well maybe you should write them down if if you are watching this it is always

good to write the words down so don't just try to remember them

straight away what you should do is write them down

any any new words that you are introduced to

you should always write them down and then you learn the word and you

learn the meaning don't forget to drink water it is so hot

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

i feel like i'm melting i can't open the windows because all of

those flies you can see behind me they will all come

in here

so all of the windows in the house all of the windows

are closed today we can't even open the windows

at all because the flies will come in and just

invade the house

he is something for his love of something oh

so we have nine and eight nine letters and eight letters he is

something for his love of something cuisine by the way

the word cuisine is a clue it's actually a clue

so the word cuisine is actually the french word

for cookery cookery cooking so cuisine just refers to anything to do

with cooking or cookery

is that a clue i'm not sure he is something for his love of

something cuisine we are looking for two words

please don't complain that this is easy and please don't complain that this is

hard this might be easy for some people it might be difficult for others two

missing words both of them beginning with the letter n

for naughty nice

which one are you are you naughty or nice

i wonder a few more seconds and then i will give you the answer we have quite a

few of these to do today before three

o'clock

a few more seconds

ah we've had we've had a couple of correct answers we've

had a couple of correct answers don't forget you are more than welcome

to play at home play along with this sentence game

it will help you improve your word power it really will

he is something for his love of something cuisine hmm

it is not french not french because that doesn't begin

with n so if you are

if you are well known for something if you are well known maybe a person

says that you are well known for that thing

or that type of behavior a lot of people know you see

we are getting some very interesting guesses

some very interesting guesses

do do look at the flies behind me there are flying ants there are thrips

you might see the occasional butterfly go by behind me so behind me that is the

garden right now it is full of horrible flies

everywhere

and it also happens to be the hottest day of the year

here in england it's about 31 degrees outside and i think it must be about

maybe 40 here in the studio

so if i suddenly collapse on the floor you know why

mr duncan you are well known for your skills

behind the camera yes i am i suppose ooh

wow

are we still on we had a power cut then we had a slight power cut did you see

the lights they went slightly dim and then came back on oh dear this is

this is very strange what a weird day we're having here i

have a feeling because of the the heat outside and maybe in here i

think all of the electric cables are starting to melt

because it's so hot i think so

valentin are you going to tell us about the birds and the bees

no you will you will have to ask someone else

about that okay we've had this up for nearly

three minutes four minutes the answer is coming up right now

thank you mr cockerell very kind of you to say hello again

but what is the answer to today's first sentence game

i will give you the answer right

now

he is notorious oh notorious he is notorious

for his love of nouvelle mr duncan you are very naughty you see i

did give you a clue there with the french word so the french word

at the end was actually a clue to that word

nouvelle he is notorious for his love of nouvelle

cuisine it is a type of cooking or a type of cookery or a type

of cooking that involves food

that is fresh light healthy instead of having heavy food with lots

of things piled up on the plate nouvelle cuisine

often uses fresh ingredients things that are seen as healthy

so that is what nouvelle cuisine is nouvelle means new

in french so it is basically new cooking or new cookery

to be notorious means to be well known for something

a person is notorious for a certain thing you can be well

known you can be notorious

sometimes that is a word that might be used

negatively so you can use the word notorious

in a negative sense you can

there is a song by duran duran called notorious j m rich

yes you are right notorious no no no notorious that one you mean i

think so so there it was today's first sentence

game did you get it right did you get it right if you didn't don't

worry there's another one coming now you might

get this one right here is today's second sentence game

there are some very strange things happening by the way

with my computer

and also the electricity

if i suddenly disappear you will know why

you will know why

oh it is really something for you to something

at me all the time so this is actually a question you are

asking a question and it sounds as if this might be an

angry question not a polite question i think this might be an angry question

is it really something for you to something

at me all the time is it is it really something for you to

something at me all the time

yes khalid when we talk about nouvelle cuisine yes you are using

very light sources things that bring the flavor

and the goodness out of the food there is one particular place here in

much wenlock and they do nouvelle cuisine however it is very

expensive

needless to say needless to say i prefer to have a lot of food on my

plate

i'm sure you know that already if you are a regular viewer

you will know that already

so this is the second sentence game for today

and all you have to do is tell me what the missing words are we have nine

letters and three letters both of them beginning

with n n

for nancy nancy it is a girl's name

it is also what my father used to call me

oh dear happy days

we have some answers coming through now thank you very much for your

answers oh we are getting quite a few answers coming through now

i'm just checking oh yes quite a few answers coming through now

on the live chat

nice to see so many people here as well thank you for joining me today

very nice

nice to see you here is it really something for you to

something at me all the time

we have

we have some oh we have some correct answers

we have some incorrect some wrong answers as well

two interesting words is it really something for you to

something at me all the time

by the way my my little ulcer on my tongue

is still there huh

can you see it it's horrible it's it's a little ulcer because the

other night i was eating something hot and it burnt

the front of my tongue and now i have this awful ulcer

on the end so as i speak or as i eat it is incredibly painful

so all of the words that i'm saying to you today

are actually causing me a lot of pain as i'm standing here talking to you

tomorrow i will get a chance to give my tongue a rest

because i won't be here tomorrow but i will be back on

sunday is it really something for you to something at me all the time the

answer coming up right now

cock-a-doodle-doo

good the answer is coming up right now is it really

necessary yes you see the word is necessary

sometimes something that must be done is

necessary thank you mr cockerell i wasn't expecting you to come up again

necessary and nag

is it really necessary for you to nag at me all the time nag it's a great word

so a person who is complaining all the time

they're always telling you to do things in a certain way or maybe they are

telling you to do something come here

nag someone will nag at you

nag nag is it really necessary is it really needed

is it really necessary for you to nag at me all the time

so you can see from this particular sentence

it is a negative question you are asking why why do you keep

nagging at me all the time why

nag it's also another word for horse as well an old horse can also be

described as a nag as well nag

a person who nags yes we have

another 10 minutes and then i'm going to put my head under the cold shower

because i can't tell you how hot i am at the

moment every part of my body is now sweating in

fact i am sweating in places that i didn't realize could actually

sweat here's another one another sentence game

with the letter n ah ooh interesting we have

three missing words three not one not two but three

missing words right now we have six eight and also

seven it is something to feel something

when you are something oh mr duncan i think this is a very hard one

you've made this very difficult for us i think

it is something to feel something when you are something but what

what is it what are the missing words we are looking for

words beginning with n so they all start with the letter

n 6 8 7. those are the letters

or should i say that the number of letters that each of those words contain

muhammad ahmed says nag nag nag i'm really sorry sweetie sometimes the

wife might nag at her husband

maybe at the weekend maybe the husband has been promising

to fix something in the house but he never does it

and then the wife will say why haven't you fixed that door

that door it's been broken for many many months

why don't you fix it

of course men can also nag as well they can

shard says you should do your live stream from an

air-conditioned studio well that would be lovely i would love

to have air conditioning in here there is one problem just one slight

problem with that can you guess what it is

oh okay then we are getting some very interesting answers coming through

by the way if you want to give me a thumbs up you can of course

give me a lovely like to let me know you care

you can like and also subscribe if you want yes that would be

very nice very nice

you can

subscribe like that you see it's as simple as that

or of course you can give me a thumbs up if you feel like it

as well but only if you feel like it you don't have to

you don't have to you don't have to give me a like you see

it is something to feel something when you are

something this refers to

being maybe if you are about to have an exam

maybe you are about to sit an exam an important exam maybe

so if you are about to sit an important exam

there is something you might actually feel you might feel a certain

a certain way or a certain feeling

oh we have some very interesting words coming through

negative and neglect interesting

some very interesting words coming up hello abdul oh hello also

richard parisa

we are getting some very interesting answers coming through here

a couple of more seconds another 20 seconds

another 30 seconds maybe

it is something to feel something when you are something

thank you carl ed thank you all so

anna rita hello anna nice to see you here today

welcome welcome the answer is coming right now

you were late where were you what were you doing

i think i know what you were doing i have a good feeling that i know

exactly what you were doing down there

okay then it is fine it is fine to feel sad when you

are depressed

okay we are looking for six eight and seven letters

a few people got it right oh well done quite a few you got it right

congratulations here are the answers to this sentence game

coming up right now ah mr duncan i see what you did there

maybe you have an examination coming up maybe you are about to sit

an important test maybe you feel nervous maybe you feel afraid

sometimes the feeling of being nervous can cause you to also feel sick

worried anxious nauseous ah nauseous

it is normal to feel nauseous when you are

nervous sometimes when you are feeling nervous

maybe something is going to happen something you have to do

you feel so nervous you actually start to feel

sick yeah you actually start to feel a little bit sick

nauseous it is normal to feel nauseous when you are nervous

so there it was the answer to the penultimate sentence game

we have one more and then it's time to go

and i'm going to put my head underneath the coldest shower ever

oh no says you know my name begins with n so it is

my day i'm pleased to hear that it makes you happy

i really am here's the final one then we are going in a moment

the last sentence game is now oh

this is something that people often say to me when i'm talking

when i'm standing in front of the camera going blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

people will say this to me

something have i heard such a load of something five and eight

letters five and eight letters

i think i'm actually melting in this studio i'm actually melting i have sweat

on my forehead i feel so hot

i want some fresh air but i can't open the windows

because the flies will come in and they will cause

quite a lot of chaos to be honest so that's the reason why i am so hot in a

studio

in fact i am boiling hot

something have i heard such a load of something

but what okay then oh we have some clever clogs

we have some very clever clogs here today

if you call a person a clever clog it means you are saying they are smart

brainy clever intelligent clever cult clever

clogs you are such a clever clogs nice

this is the final one and we will be going

in a moment don't forget 2pm

uh thank you bill now bill you need to you need to watch

very closely here all of the words begin with n so we are

looking for n words words that begin with the letter

n and your word definitely does not begin with n

it does not we have a lot of people with the answer oh well done a lot of correct

answers coming up i will not keep you guessing any longer

that's it mr cockerell you can have you can have a nice rest now

the cockerel is getting very hot there is nothing worse than a than

having a an overheated cock i think so

the answer coming up right now a very simple one this

a lot of people got it right maybe it was too easy

never have i heard such a load of nonsense never have i heard

such a load of nonsense quite often quite often said when i'm talking

they say mr duncan never have i heard such a load of nonsense

well you don't have to listen to it much longer because i'm

about to go it is time to say goodbye i hope you enjoyed this

one hour this one hour i hope it wasn't too long and i hope it

wasn't too boring for you i will be back on sunday

don't forget i will be with you on sunday from

2 p.m uk time that is when i am with you sunday wednesday and

friday from the beginning of august we are back

to three days a week sunday from 2pm wednesday from 2pm

and friday from 2pm as well that is it

i am going now to cool down i'm going to jump in to a bath of cold water

to cool myself down catch you later i won't be here tomorrow i will be with

you with you on sunday okay and i hope

look at my poor tongue

it's very painful when i speak

so every every word that i've said today has actually

caused me a lot of pain

thank you very much for your company i'm going now

thanks for watching this is mr duncan in the birthplace of english

saying thanks for watching me and of course you can watch this lesson again

with captions later on hopefully also you will be able to watch

yesterday's live stream with captions even though now for some

reason it is stuck in processing so come on youtube

can you please process my live stream from yesterday

thank you very much this is mr duncan saying thanks for your time

thanks for watching i hope you've enjoyed all of this

and of course until sunday you know what's coming next

oh by the way mr steve will be with us on sunday

as well and of course you know what's coming next definitely...

tata for now