hmm are we going to play nicely today I hope so after yesterday is very robust

conversation about well lots of subjects yesterday so today I'm hoping we will be

a little bit more relaxed and friendly towards each other here we go again yes

it is another English addict live from the birthplace of England which just

happens to be England with its wonderful English language

yeah here we give again are we on are you there hi everybody this is mr.

Duncan in England hello to you with my deep sexy voice are you okay I hope so

are you happy I hope you are happy today because yesterday we had a very

interesting live stream in the garden now you might notice something slightly

different I am in the studio however I'm also outside at the same time if that

makes sense so I'm in the studio but you can see behind me the live view in the

garden so we are doing two things at the same time the reason why I'm in the

house the reason why I'm doing my live stream from the studio today is because

well first of all there was a lot of noise this morning one of my neighbours

is having a lot of work done in their garden so that's one reason also there

are all sorts of annoying insects all over the place it's a lovely day well it

was anyway it was lovely this morning so this is what it looked like earlier in

the garden so this is the view this morning it was it was actually quite

nice so there it is that is what the garden looked like earlier but now

unfortunately the cloud has come and there is no sunshine but there you can

see this morning all of the trees looking lovely you can see the red

cherry blossom tree so there is a cherry blossom tree and those are the red

leaves you can see at the back also at the front you can see my lovely damson

tree there are lots of damsons slowly growing they are not ready to

pick yet but they are slowly but surely growing so there are lots of damsons on

my lovely damson tree however at the moment it is too soon too early to pick

them because they are not ready yet so that is the view outside and here is the

view inside and outside at the same time Wow isn't technology interesting by the

way talking of technology you can also have live captions as well isn't it

incredible I think so all you have to do is press C on your keyboard press there

it is press C on your keyboard and and as if by magic you will get live

captions on the screen isn't that incredible also you can use your mobile

device as well I think you have to go up there into the corner of the screen if

you are watching on a mobile device however you can it is possible to get

captions on your mobile devices as well all you have to do is activate the

captions on your mobile phone or tablet device and yes you can have live

captions isn't it incredible I really think it is yes here we go then we've

made it to the end of another week oh by the way newsflash

there is some breaking news from the UK concerning lockdown oh yes I have some

big news coming a little bit later on it has just been announced by the

government that something will be happening in

England very soon and it does concern the lockdown situation meanwhile here we

are yes we have made it definitely I'm 99% sure that we've made it towards the

end of another week because it's Friday

oh those flies yesterday those flies were being so annoying oh they were

getting everywhere I'm not joking they were they were inside my clothes

they were inside my underwear I had flies flies were crawling all over my

body yesterday so I really could not stand doing that again I didn't want to

do it I thought no I'm going to stay in the studio but I will have the outside

view behind me is that okay do you agree with that is it a good idea I really

hope you concur with me by the way if you concur with something it means you

agree you go along with that situation you concur I concur mr. Duncan yes I

agree I will go along with your idea of having the garden behind you on your

studio view okay so that's what we're doing you might see some birds or maybe

some flies or maybe mr. Steve even walking by behind me during today's live

stream so don't be surprised if you see some unusual things behind me during

today's live stream talking of which we have a lot of things to talk about today

the English language is what we are here to enjoy because we are English addicts

welcome to episode 98 Wow so next week we will be having our 100th English

addict live stream so on Sunday I will be here with Steve and I suppose I

should tell you now Sunday Wednesday and Friday

English addict and on Sunday Steve will be here with us joining us

on the livestream and next Monday I will be with you live as well doing some

special extra live English streams and that's what we're doing

during July as a little celebration for my anniversary of making these live

streams and I hope you are enjoying them during this month so there is some big

news some breaking news I feel as if I am now reporting the news maybe on CNN

or something like that yes the news is in everyone here it comes

breaking news just coming through

lockdown in England will end on the 1st of August it has been announced this

morning that lockdown will end on the 1st of August that means everyone will

have to go back to work all those who are working in shops businesses anything

offices you will all have to go back to work in England so this only applies to

England at the moment lockdown in England will end on the 1st

of August so a couple of weeks from now most of this madness in the UK will be

over well in England I'm not sure about Scotland or Wales maybe they have their

own plans but certainly here in England lockdown will come to an end on the 1st

of August it has been announced just a few moments before I came on the

government Boris Johnson himself announced it he said well come on

everybody come on get back to work your lazy people sitting in your houses

come on we've got to get that economy going

that might be the world's worst impression of Boris Johnson I tried my

best I really did I hope you're feeling good today I'm not too bad I had a

lovely sleep last night as I always say when you have a good sleep you have a

good day so that's what I'm feeling at the moment Oh another thing we're going

to talk about today have you ever had anything stolen from you have you ever

been a victim of theft we'll be looking at some words and some interesting

phrases connected to stealing things having things stolen so what about you

have you ever had anything stolen something that you had but then suddenly

you didn't have it anymore because someone stole it maybe some money maybe

some jewelry maybe your bicycle maybe your car it is amazing here in the UK

how many people have their cars stolen every day many many people across the

country they go to their car after going shopping or something like that and then

they find that their car is gone it's disappeared it's been stolen although

according to mr. Steve fewer people have their cars stolen nowadays because of

all the modern technology in the car so it's it's much rarer it is not as common

to have your car stolen however it does still happen so what about you have you

ever had your car stolen or or anything anything at all have you ever had

anything stolen in your life and yes

we are playing the sentence game today we are what is the letter well today's

letter is the letter A and there it is up there

so all of today's words the missing words in the sentences that we will look

at later on they all begin with the letter A so that's what we're doing

today the sentence game coming as well we also have some strange English words

I always like to show you unusual words interesting words that you may not have

seen before so we are doing the sentence game with the letter A we are also

looking at some strange words and we will be talking about having things

stolen have you ever had anything stolen from you hmm

oh I suppose I should say hello to the live chat

hello live chat nice to see you here

very nice in fact congratulations Oh Lali Lali Lali

guess what you should be feeling very jolly Lali Lali because you are first on

today's live chats

- lolly lolly you are first on today's live chat I hope you feel happy because

of that you have a very fast finger today I think your finger is feeling

very very fast you have a fast finger like that Mohsen you are second today on

the live chat nice to see you here as well

super duper also McHale b-trees Mary a hello Mary nice to see you here we also

have o we also have Louise many is here today sunshine by the way I might sneeze

quite a few times today because I am still suffering from hay fever in fact I

think I'm going to sneeze now

sorry about that yes my hay fever is still being being a giant pain in the

bum it really is hello sue Jim hello to Soojin nice to see you here too we also

have here er if Fran hello if Fran nice to see you on the live chat lots of

people joining it is the end of the week of course the weekend is just around the

corner what are you doing this weekend are you

doing something exciting I hope so hello van van Duong

I believe you are watching right now in Vietnam it is now after 8 o'clock at

night in Vietnam hello sunshine nice to see you here as well it is a strange day

it is very warm outside it is around 23 24 Celsius today so it's very hot

outside but I've decided to stay in today I'm staying in the studio ts hello

mr. Duncan it is a rainy night in Indonesia and I am enjoying some hot

spicy meatball soup that sounds so delicious spicy meatball soup I would

love to have some spicy meatball soup right now but I don't have any

unfortunately I don't have any food in the studio there's nothing here for me

to eat maybe I can eat this maybe I can eat the letter A which happens to be

today's featured letter on the sentence game so that's what we're doing

today's letter is a on the sentence game enjoy your meal ts I hope you do I hope

you really enjoy it hello also to all adju hello edu English

hello I am a Millau from Guinea hello to you nice nice to see you here thank you

for joining me here today Mika oh hello Mika as well and also a WAC

hello ladies and gentlemen oh that's very polite it's very nice

today to have some polite messages I don't know why I had a little bit of

trouble yesterday did you see it did you see yesterday oh by the way can you see

something else there is something today a little

unusual about me can you see what is unusual there is something unusual about

my appearance today I wonder if you can see it but there is there is something

unusual about my appearance the way I look is a little unusual but do you know

what what it is hello also Christina hello uni Karina and estar it is the

wonderful sexy voice mr. Duncan that is true I think my voice would be very good

for helping people to meditate I've noticed recently there are a lot of

there are a lot of websites that actually have sounds of nature but also

people reading stories as well so I actually think I think my voice is very

Susan good evening everyone welcome to mr. Duncan's

meditation here we are again take a deep breath breathe in 1 2 3

and breathe out Wow 2 3 yeah I could do that I think I would be very good at

doing that maybe I should should start my own

meditating channel here on YouTube where I just talk like this hello do you want

to relax do you want to feel comfortable do you want to soothe all of the stress

of your day away well I I can help you I am the man whose voice can calm you down

mm-hmm I think so misae des is here hello Mercedes hello

Venkat Venkat nice to see you here as well a lot of people on the live chat

very nice to see you all here today I like medication medication

I like meditation sorry I got I got the word wrong I said it wrong do you see it

should be meditation and I said it wrong meditation

I like meditation says barong Vitas says Oh your voice is soothing and I think I

can reach a meditative stage just by listening to it oh that's that's Irfan

hello earth Pham nice to see you here today as well so let's get on with it we

have a lot of things to look at today first of all have you ever had anything

stolen have you ever had anything taken from you so that is today

first question have you ever had something stolen something that you

valued maybe something that means a lot to you maybe something new and expensive

maybe that was stolen a car a bicycle some jewelry maybe clothing I don't know

how you steal clothes maybe you could steal clothes from a shop but be but can

you really steal clothes from a person I don't think you can do that I think it's

very difficult to do oh we have bed roba oh I see

apparently a new petrol was born today I don't know what that means

what do you mean petrol when you say a new Pedro do you mean maybe one of your

relatives has had a baby or maybe you have taken on some sort of

transformation besides your long flowing hair mmm interesting so what is

happening in your life Pedro I am now intrigued a new Pedro was born today I

think it sounds to me it sounds like maybe you have maybe a new niece or

nephew in your family if you have congratulations

Ruben have you ever had anything stolen a Ruben had his slippers my slippers

were stolen in the swimming pool a couple of years ago it is amazing what

people will actually steal have you ever had anything unusual stolen something

unusual I had my dog stolen it was it was taken away

stole my dog when I was in China

Beatrice says yesterday there were lots of annoyed flies they were the Flies

yesterday the insects in my garden were really

angry yesterday I think so hello from muru from Saudi Arabia I feel happy when

I spend some time with you thank you very much that's very kind of you to say

a very lovely comment oh I see apparently Pedro says I mean that I've

taken off a head heavy problem that I've had since 2000 and I suffered a lot and

I suffered alone during this long period of time I'm sorry to hear that Pedro so

for 20 years you've been having some sort of problem but today you feel as if

it's gone that is a wonderful feeling actually it is nice sometimes in life

have you noticed sometimes in life you can have problems and sometimes they

seem to go on and on for a very long period of time well I hope you're

feeling good today Pedro that's all I can say for a moment Oh

Yuna Kareena says I thought you had become a father says uni Corina

well that might be the start of even more problems you see but know that that

hasn't happened that hasn't happened Rafi derp my phone was stolen when I was

at school yes I think it's true I think it's true

mobile phones cell phones smart phones mp3 players they are all small items

they are small items that can be stolen easily and that's true yes

but we also have oh Vitas oh my goodness Vitas had his is his car stolen my car

was stolen and never found it is a bad situation when someone steals from you

I've had things stolen from me besides my innocence of course I've had mobile

phones stolen from me I've had my dog stolen bicycles I've actually lost to

bicycles and that was when I was in China so in China when I was living in

China I had many things stolen from me there are some interesting words that we

can use as well so first of all a person who steals is a thief we describe a

person who steals something as a thief thief so that word describes the person

who is doing the stealing they are taking something from you that person is

a thief one of the worst things to ever be called so when people find out that

you are a thief quite often people will never trust you again

so maybe you have had a person come up to you and steal something from you

maybe they have maybe they've robbed you not a very nice experience I must say

not a good experience so we can have thief a person who does the stealing and

then the action of course when you take something that belongs to another person

you steal that thing you take it away you steal something from

a person my throat is very dry today steel so a person will steal something

from you now here's an interesting word in British English we can use the word

Nick Nick so this can be used as slang or an idiom for having something stolen

the action of stealing something Nick someone nicked my phone

someone has nicked my bicycle you Nick something you steal something it has

been nicked hmm interesting so we often use that in British English as an idiom

or or maybe slang for having something stolen it has been nicked of course as

the past tense the thing that has happened we describe it as theft so you

are describing the thing actually as theft you steal something that thing is

described as theft so you are really describing the action after it has

happened theft theft he was charged with theft theft again a very interesting

word theft you steal something you are you are a person who has been punished

for theft you have committed the crime you have done it thieve once again

thieve a person who thieves is a person who generally steals things you thieve

you take things you steal things you thieve from other people you steal

from other people you take things from other people you thieve from other

people nice one well not nice it isn't nice if it happens to you I know the

feeling of having things stolen it's happened to me many times thieving so

thieving again it is the action you are saying there is a lot of thieving going

on in my school there is a lot of thieving going on a lot of thieving is

happening you might describe a person as a thieving scum bag because you feel

angry when you have something stolen and maybe you find out who stole the thing

you might describe them as a thieving animal or a thieving scumbag you you

thieving scumbag because of course you will feel angry when you feel angry

about something especially if something is stolen from

you of course you are going to feel angry definitely ah now here's an

interesting one once again we can use this quite often in British English so

this is a phrase that means a person who often steals things we describe that

person as light-fingered a person is a light fingered person they will often

steal things they are a person who cannot be trusted with anything because

they might steal it you say that that person is light-fingered a light

fingered person is a person who steals things

they are very likely it is a habit that they have they are liked fingered a

person who has sticky fingers as well maybe a person has sticky fingers they

like stealing things they take things they steal from other person or other

people another person or other people they have sticky fingers

they often steal from other person or other people and oh I think we have one

more oh I love this so this particular word is cockney rhyming slang so when we

talk about cockney slang we are saying words that rhyme with the word that you

want to express so they are a tea leaf that person is a tea leaf thief so the

word thief is being rhymed with tea leaf don't trust him don't trust that guy

I've heard he's a tea leaf he's a tea leaf thief I might do a lesson wouldn't

it be interesting one day to do a lesson all about cockney rhyming slang we can

do a lesson all about it cockney slang yes you have sticky fingers a person

will steal things they take things they are light-fingered they are a tea leaf I

love that expression it's a great expression b-trees oh okay

I think Beatrice is talking about something very distressing something

very upsetting when someone breaks into your house

and steals things I'm very lucky I've never had my house broken into ever yet

but here of course we have security so the house has a lot of security here so

if anyone tries to break in all sorts of alarms will go off and the police will

be called as well so and quite lucky I do have some some security technology to

keep me safe here but yes I think it's very bad it's a bad feeling when someone

breaks into your house because they are invading your space they are coming in

to your private area and they are taking things that belong to you sometimes they

might steal something that is very valuable or something that is treasured

something you don't want to lose maybe some photographs of your family or maybe

a piece of jewelry that was given to you by your mother or grand grandmother so

yes it can be can be very upsetting I think to have someone break into your

house because it is your personal space they are invading your personal space so

I think it is a very upsetting and traumatic experience being burgled so we

say burglary burglary when we say burglary we mean someone has come into

your house or into your property quite often at night and they've stolen things

from your house or your property Malea mr. Duncan today's subject is very

interesting thank you so much that's okay so I think all of us all of us at

some point maybe we've been the victim of theft someone has stolen something

from us I've had many things stolen from me as I mentioned before when I was in

I had all sorts of things many things stolen from me in China

oh hello b-tree is it was an awful sensation indeed yes

I would imagine someone breaking into your house is not very nice I think the

worst situation might be if you are in bed so if you are lying in bed asleep

and someone breaks into your house during the night and they steal things

and then the next morning you wake up and you find that someone is broken into

your house but you didn't realize so I think also that might be very scary

distressing upsetting I think so but yes I I have had things taken from me many

times I was also robbed as well someone attacked me with a knife and they stole

my phone and also some money so that happened to me once again in China

unfortunately hello from Earth hello wherever you are hello from earth to

earth because I'm on the planet Earth as well even though a lot of people say I'm

not I don't know what they mean by that we are going to look at some unusual

English words in a few moments but first of all oh yes I think we are going to

have a look at one of my full English lessons we'll have a little break

however whilst I am drinking some refreshing water you can enjoy one of my

full English lessons here is an excerpt from full English number 33 and in this

lesson I am lying down on the grass thinking about all sorts of things what

what is that what was that did you see that then what was that there going up

the window

that was a big insect that was a very big insect so let's have a look then

full English number 33 this is an excerpt and then I will be back with

some unusual strange English words

you

what's it all about as I lie here in solitude on this giant rock hurtling

through space on such a beautiful day as I look up at like glowing ball of gas

that keeps us all alive and well on this little blue pebble I can't help but

wonder what's it all about it why are we here these existential

thoughts rattle in my head again and again keeping me from my nocturnal

slumber as one by one my brain cells blow wide hot with the wonders that I

the whole world anyway enough of that hi everybody and welcome to another full

english video lesson here we are at lesson number 33 which also happens to

be my imaginary age yes for today only I am 33 anyway I can't lie here all day

which ring about nothing as we have a very busy full english lesson to get on

with which will start around about now i

love talking about british traditions and customs so today i would like to

tell you about one that has been very popular for many years over time we

often buy things that seem useful at the time but eventually they become unused

and unwanted however there is a way of selling your old items in person and

sometimes you might make a little bit of money as well you can sell your

secondhand items to someone who needs them if something is second-hand it

means that it has been used if he is pre-owned it is not new you can sell

your unwanted items at a car boot sale this is a place where people turn up and

sell items from the boots of their cars there are many car

boot sales that take place here in the UK they often happen at the weekend then

there is a jumble sale things that are unwanted or secondhand are sold at a

jumble sale a jumble sale is often held to raise money for charity the word

jumble means old and unwanted as well as mixed up and messy old unwanted items

can be described as knickknacks odds-and-ends bric-a-brac jumble and

even junk there are shops that specialize in secondhand items you might

buy a second-hand car a car that has been pre owned and not new is

second-hand

it's now time for another buzzword a buzzword is a word or phrase that is

used during a certain period of time or is generally popular today's buzz word

is shaming this particular word is not new but it is often used in phrases that

have become prominent the word shame means to feel upset or distraught over

some negative aspect of your life or because of the way you feel about

yourself you feel self-conscious about something we often use shaming with the

state of being a certain way one group of people might accuse another of

shaming them by the things they say or do overweight people might feel fat

shamed because of their size they are made to feel uncomfortable about being

fat so fat shaming is the action of ridiculing or placing guilt on the

overweight another one is poverty shaming which is the action of

ridiculing or using a person's poverty for entertainment or exploitation a poor

person might be berated or shamed for being poor this form of shaming is seen

by some as embarrassing and exploitative the suffix shaming can be added to any

state that is held up as a way not to live poverty shaming fat shaming body

shaming parental shaming or internet shaming are all seen as types of social

humiliation by those affected by the negative attention they bring

here are two English words that both have positive meanings and can shape a

person's life forever the words are inspire and aspire firstly

the word inspire means to fill someone with the urge or ability to do something

quite often the thing in question is creative something you see or hear

inspires you to do something yourself you feel inspired by the thing you saw

you feel the urge to do something similar or to go off on your own course

and create something unique and individual the action of another person

might inspire you to do the same thing you feel emboldened woo I like that word

to embolden is to give confidence and encouragement through action you might

describe inspiration as a type of enlightenment you feel inspired which

encourages you to take action I attended a business seminar last weekend and now

I feel inspired to start my own company that beautiful sunset has inspired me to

start painting again then there is the word aspire which describes the feeling

of bettering yourself you see a place where you would like to be in the future

with a better job a better house or perhaps a more comfortable lifestyle

these are the things a person might aspire to you might say that the urge

which comes from feeling aspiration is what pushes us forward to better

ourselves you aspire towards a goal or an objective ambition and hope can be

the driving forces that help you realize your dreams for the future you can be

inspired to aspire I saw a lovely village on TV last night which is the

place I'd like to live one day to dream and aspire is what we all do sometimes

those hopes and dreams are big and a appear out of reach but if you can

imagine something then there is no reason why it can't be achieved it all

depends on you to inspire is to give someone a spark of creativity to aspire

is to think positive dream big and most importantly of all never give up yeah

Wow that eight minutes went very quickly don't you think we are back now live yes

we are back once more as we approach three o'clock five minutes away from

three o'clock here in the UK welcome this is English addict live from England

welcome everyone yes it's Friday the 17th of July we are now more than

halfway through the month of July and as I mentioned earlier just in case you

didn't hear me announce it but there has been there has been some big news

apparently here in England so only England not the whole UK in

England locked down in England will end on the 1st of August officially so

people will have to go back to work people will have to go back to their

jobs it means shops will be completely open

all of the businesses will be able to restart everyone we will be able to go

about their normal lives here it remains to be seen how well that this

will go because so far we haven't had much success with any of this situation

but apparently yes it was announced this morning by our prime minister or a call

from Boris Johnson he announced it this morning he said well well well come on

come on chaps let's get back to work come on we must we must get back to work

well well well that's that's exactly what he said and how he said it

definitely we have the sentence game coming a little bit later on we will be

looking at the letter A today so all of the words that are missing will begin

with the letter A we'll be playing that a little bit later on ooh ooh but right

now we have something else to look at we are actually going to look at some

strange English words would you like to have a look at some strange English

words okay I'm just getting the list onto my screen

so it is in front of me come on where is the list I need the list interesting I

don't know why but I can't find my list of words how strange they have

disappeared how weird I will try to find them in a moment I will look for them by

the way if you want to get in touch you can you are more than welcome to do it

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well I am just in the process of getting my strange words onto the screen it's

very strange oh another thing I forgotten to do I've

forgotten to say hello to Marietta can I say hello now to Marietta thank you very

much for your lovely donation I received a donation from Marietta

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it there it is three more seconds and it's gone if you

want to make a donation you are more than welcome to do so hello oh so many

people are joining in now on the live chat hello to th eh oh this is Tia hello

T ha from Myanmar nice to see you here as well you are a great teacher you are

the great teacher I have ever seen thank you very much that's very kind of you

and a big hello to Myanmar I know I have a lot of people

watching their so hello to you as well

elvis' hello elvis' nice to see you here as well for Italian people Friday the

17th is an unlucky day very similar to the way in which we feel that Friday the

13th is unlucky so why why is Friday the 17th unlucky so what is the reason for

that what is the thinking behind that particular thing I wonder so we are now

going to look at some strange English words I found my list I don't know what

happened but my list disappeared so here we go

more strange English words you are welcome to write these down if you want

to write them down on a piece of paper you can there is no problem

so our first strange English word for this Friday afternoon is shrill well

okay okay mr. Duncan this seems like a very unusual word shrill shrill

something that is done or a sound that is made in a very high-pitched way

shrill hi a very high pitch maybe a person speaks my neighbor when she's

talking in the morning to the milkman I can hear her voice she has a shrill

voice very high very easy to hear so yes shrill have you ever heard of that word

before if you have let me know if you haven't you can also let me know as well

shrill she called out in a shrill voice her tone of voice was very shrill

something that is very high-pitched high frequency something that might be

unpleasant so a shrill noise can actually be a little unpleasant or maybe

painful to your ears shrill shrill here's another one oh I

like this one here's another unusual strange weird

English word Aksum I think this is an interesting word Aksum if something is

Aksum you might say that it is annoying something

Aksum is annoying maybe would you say an irksome person someone who is annoying

something irritating something that is quite annoying can be described as a an

irksome person I suppose we can also say I suppose irritating I like that one an

irritating person my neighbor every morning their cockerel calls it is very

irksome it is an irksome thing it is something that is irritating something

that is tiresome I don't want it to happen I'm so annoyed every time it

happens it is Exim Exim I like that word we have another word coming up are you

ready oh I like this word as well here's an interesting word you might not have

heard of this word before at Vale have Vale when we say a Vale

it means we are talking about something I suppose in a certain way we might be

talking about something that is done or effort that is done or you tried to

do something maybe something that you gain maybe something you have got as a

reward avail your aim your reward your your benefit I suppose so you might say

that you try to do something but unfortunately to no avail no benefit you

didn't get any reward from the thing that you did avail purpose as well I

suppose you could also use the word purpose so avail is the purpose

something that you do can also be described as a veil a veil gain reward

advantage benefit a veil here's another word oh I like this one here's another

interesting word we are looking at some weird words for now and then later we

have the sentence game don't go away we will have the sentence game a little bit

later on avail obsolete if no avail means something you've gained something

you've got as a reward or something that you've done for a certain purpose so to

achieve something to get something to have something that you've actually got

as a reward a veil a veil hello to Lil mr. Steve only comes here on Sundays yes

we only have Steve here on Sunday and the reason for that is because well

Steve has to work unfortunately so at the moment Steve is sitting in his

office typing away typing his reports doing all sorts of work and quite likely

reading a car magazine as well sometimes when Steve is

his office sometimes I catch him reading a car magazine he's there reading the

car magazine saying hello also to Tomic hello Tomic nice to see you here as well

I did all the steps of troubleshooting to resolve an issue but to no avail

yes you try to do something but in that situation you are not successful you do

something to no avail you have no success you are not rewarded

you have no avail I like that one very good beautification this is an

interesting word a very long word I will keep it on the screen for you

beautification to transform the appearance of something so the

beautification of something you are making something look more attractive

beautification perhaps you go along to a hair salon and perhaps you have your

hair done you have a lovely hairstyle you are having some beautification maybe

you apply some makeup to your face maybe a little bit of lipstick maybe you you

try to I don't know maybe you go to a photographer and maybe they take some

lovely pictures of you and then afterwards they will make them look even

more stunning they will add beautification beautification the

transformation of something to make it look more attractive beautification the

beautification of the city that's a good one yes the mayor worked tirelessly for

the beautification of the city so you are in the process you are doing it you

are in the process of making something beautiful the beautification have

something transformation to make something more attractive or

pleasant to look at beautification I like that one yes

here's another one oh now here's a word that is often used negatively so if we

are attacking someone maybe a person who is using their friends to get lots of

advantages we might say that they are with their cronies so in this sense the

word crony means associate or friends so a person who another person knows or

maybe they are very close to crony but quite often this is used in in a very

negative way crony it's not a very nice sounding word either it sounds horrible

and quite often it is used in a negative way maybe in government maybe the leader

of a country might employ his family or people who he knows well his business

friends so all of his cronies all of his friends the people he is close to he

always gives those more favor mm-hmm crony and we describe the action as

cronyism have you ever heard of that cronyism it's a great expression by the

way crony here's another one oh I like this one this is a good one is it on the

screen yes I think it is we have the word Bastian

the word is Bastian maybe a person who is a defender of a certain thing or

maybe a person who likes to uphold a certain way of behaving or perhaps when

we are talking about defense defending yourself or

having support bastian a person who upholds they are a supporter they are a

person who offers support maybe to a certain group a Bastian we can also say

stronghold so maybe protection of a certain thing

you are the Bastian of society maybe a person who believes in equality in

society you might say that that person is a Bastian of equality Bastian I love

that word supporter a person who supports a certain group or gives help

to them can be described as a Bastian it sounds like a swear word but I can

assure you it is definitely not a swear word it is not okay a couple more we

have a lot of strange words but we will have a couple of more because we have to

play the sentence game as well we are playing that in a few moments the

sentence game is on its way oh I like this word have you ever heard

of this word cockamamie cockamamie

something that is cockamamie is

unbelievable something that is made-up something that is not true

something that is not real something false something that is absurd something

that is unbelievable maybe a story that someone tells you and you don't believe

it it sounds like a made-up story it sounds like it's being exaggerated it

sounds like something that is untrue we say it is a cockamamie story I am so

tired of listening to your cockamamie stories maybe your friend lies to you

about something or maybe if you are at work

maybe you lie to your boss and your boss gets very angry

he says I'm mr. Duncan I am sick and tired of your cockamamie excuses for

being late cockamamie it's a great word isn't it maybe you've never heard of it

before if you haven't there it is cockamamie an excuse that cannot be be

believed something that is absurd something that cannot be believed

something that has no or makes no sense cockamamie it makes no sense there is no

meaning to what you are saying I'm not listening anymore to your cockamamie

stories cockamamie there there are many cockamamie news stories on social media

I like that interesting very good one hello Wendell Wendell

hello to you we are looking at some strange English words for a few more

moments and then we will be playing the sentence game it is on its way

are you ready just a few moments from now we are going to play the sentence

game it is coming soon oh here's a good one I like this word I think this will

be our last word our last strange English word for today potty potty have

you ever heard of this word potty now this is a word that can be used in many

different ways you can use the word in many ways potty

well potty can describe a person who is doing things that are odd or maybe to

describe a person who has lost their mind they have gone potty or maybe if

you are really a big fan of something I am potty about a certain pop group or

certain movie or a certain actor we can say that you are crazy about them you

are potty about that person however the word potty in its original form

is this thing can you see it I will move across so you can see it so

this particular thing is also called potty and this is what people used to

keep under their bed when they wanted to go to the toilet at night so I remember

when I went to my grandparents to stay they would always have underneath the

bed they would have one of these potty so this is actually a potty you go to

the toilet in the potty normally you would keep this under your bed and then

in the night if you woke up in the night and you wanted to go to the toilet you

would go to the potty you would sit on the potty

I still remember one of my one of my most strangest or one of my strangest

memories is staying with my grandmother and my grandfather and they had a potty

under my bed and I had to wake up at the night and to use the potty

I would kneel on the floor so I would kneel on my knees and used the potty

because I was always afraid that that it would make too much noise and people

would be able to hear me having a wee you see I used to use a potty when I

stayed with my Nana and granddad many years ago potty you can also call this a

chamber pot as well so the more traditional name of this is chamber pot

there are some people who still use these however you don't see them very

often anymore chamber pot or as some people call them

Potti and as i just said the word potty can also mean a person who has gone

crazy to be crazy about something you are potty you have gone potty and that

was the last one today that was our last strange English word I hope you enjoyed

those there's some one drink using the potty no they do not you never drink

from a potty you do things in the potty also a baby quite often when you are

trying to train your your very young child to go to the toilet you will

sometimes give them a little potty to sit on so maybe a young child maybe if

they are learning to use the toilet they are learning to take care of themselves

you will often give your child a little potty to sit on normally made of plastic

if Fran says I have gone potty about mr. Duncan's English lessons thank you very

much that's very kind of you to say you've gone potty shame on you the potty

is not used to drink no you never drink from the potty never it's not a good

idea I don't suggest it at all I really don't can I say hello again to Marietta

thank you very much for your lovely donation very nice and also I received a

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what carbine that's fair kind of you watching in Japan thank you

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you can leave a super checked as well a-anyway time is beating us oh my

goodness time is going by so quickly it is

already twenty two minutes past three o'clock on a Friday and yes I know a lot

of people have been asking mr. Duncan we want the sentence gained can we please

have the sentence game okay calm down take a deep breath because right now we

are going to play a very popular game it's name is the sentence game

do the sentence game is here are you ready to play yes we have the sentence

game I know a lot of people love the sentence game hello in glaze today

hello also Demian Perret watching in argentina

hello argentina I do have quite a few people watching in Argentina to be

honest yes quite a few Morril there is here

hello Morril there as well taiwan apparently at the moment it is 22

minutes past 10 entire one thank you for joining me today wherever you are in the

world very lovely to see you here we go then it is time to play the

sentence game I will now put my things on the screen there it is so the

sentence game is here and as I mentioned earlier we are looking at the letter hey

that is the letter we are looking for today so all of the sentences begin with

the letter A so all of the words we are looking for begin with the letter A I'm

going to give you some sentences and what I want you to do is to give me the

missing words all will be explained as we go along so let's play round one of

the sentence game here we go are you ready are you excited I hope so

the first sentence game for today is oh

okay don't forget we are looking for the letter A so

all of the missing words begin with this letter letter a you must settle your

something today or we will be forced to take something you must settle your

something today or we will be forced to take something all you have to do is put

your answers we are looking for seven letters and six letters seven and six

seven letters and six letters they are all beginning with the letter A the

letter A you must settle your something today or

will we will be forced to take something what what could it be

I will only give you a few moments a few moments to do it we are looking for two

words you must settle your something today

or we will be forced to take something but what what are the missing words they

all begin with a a letter a if you settle something it means you are going

to get rid of maybe a debt so maybe you owe some money to someone you will

settle the debt so when we settle something we mean we resolve that

problem you settle something you resolved you bring that thing to a

conclusion you conclude the situation you bring it to an end

you have a resolution you resolve the situation settle you must settle your

something today or we will be forced to take something what hmm interesting 7 &

6 7 & 6 we have some oh we have quite a few answers coming through now thank you

very much we have oh I think we have at least two I think we have two correct

answers very nice very good just a few more moments and then my little cockerel

will come up and he will say cockadoodledoo a lot of people saying a

fair you must settle your affairs well I

suppose you could have affairs but unfortunately that is not the word we

are looking for it is not it is something that means you are in debt

you owe money to someone so you must settle your something today or we will

be forced to take something a few more seconds and then my little cockerel will

come up and say cut a deal are you ready do your thing you must settle your

something today or we will be forced to take something here comes the answer are

you ready

account action you must settle your account today or we will be forced to

take action you must settle your account today

or we will be forced to take action so if you settle your account

it means you pay your bill maybe you are staying in a hotel and maybe you are

staying for maybe many days and many nights at the end you have to settle

your account you have to pay the money that you owe whilst staying at the hotel

you must settle your account today or we will be forced to take action if you

take action it means you do something you do something you take action quite

often used in a retaliated way or maybe if you aren't

going to do something to another person you take action against them you take

action you do something you do something you take action

thank you for your guesses and that is the first one today that is the first

sentence game today don't forget we are looking for the letter A the letter A is

what we are looking for would you like another one okay here's our second

second sentence game for today it is coming up on your screen right no oh oh

okay we have two missing words both of them begin with the letter A we are

looking for nine and seven letters their behavior at the party was something they

should be something of themselves their behavior at the party was something they

should be something of themselves two words both of them begin with a we

are looking for nine and seven nine letters and seven letters but what are

they what are they their behavior at the party was something they should be

something of themselves I wish I had some music I should have some music

early shouldn't I I haven't got any do we have any music I'm just trying to

find if I see if I have some music do I have any music oh okay then there is

some music here maybe I can use maybe I can use this music let's have a look

shall we oh that's quite good yes I could use

that music that's good music I like that music maybe I can use that music

or maybe not I will put it back on the screen for you don't worry I know it's

disappeared it's going back on the screen right now their behavior at the

party was something they should be something of themselves I will get I'm

going I'm going to get some music next week to play whilst I'm waiting for the

answer so I will play some music next week

we don't have it today unfortunately hmm 9 + 7 9 letters and seven letters both

of the words begin with a today's featured letter on the sentence game but

what are they I don't think aggressive is right

because aggressive has 10 letters yes that is a very good point

hmm so aggressive has 10 letters so it I don't think it isn't aggressive

something else hmm

something else

a lot of people saying aggressive it is not aggressive but I know what you mean

that's a good guess it's a good guess but it's not correct we are I'm waiting

for some correct answers if you think you know the answer please let me know

doo doo doo doo we are looking for some correct answers I can wait it's alright

I can wait there's no rush no rush we are not

rushing there is no need to rush the answer is coming soon we have oh I think

we have oh we have two correct answers so now we have some correct answers the

good thing about this is even if you don't know the answer you will still

learn the words so maybe these are words that you've never seen or maybe you can

see how the sentences are constructed so this will help you not only to learn new

words but also to have a look at sentences as well so this is not just a

game for finding words this can also help you improve your vocabulary and

also your grammar as well at the same time amazing a few more moments and then

mr. Cockrell will come up and say hello

stop doing that I don't know why he keeps doing that stop doing that all

your feathers will fall out

hmm

time's up I wonder how many people are woken up by the sound of my cockerel

here comes the answer then we were looking for two words in this one two

words their behavior at the party was something they should be something of

themselves the answers are atrocious atrocious and ashamed atrocious and

ashamed hmm their behavior at the party was atrocious they should be ashamed of

themselves atrocious something that is terrible

awful maybe disrespectful maybe something that is outrageous

atrocious something you should not do what a terrible way to behave you are

behaving in an atrocious way atrocious means something terrible something maybe

perhaps even disgusting something offensive is atrocious terrible what a

terrible way to behave what a terrible way to act their behavior at the party

was atrocious they should be ashamed of themselves to be ashamed is to be

embarrassed you feel ashamed of something something you've done makes

you feel embarrassed you feel bad about the thing that you've done you feel

ashamed perhaps you've been caught stealing

maybe you've been caught stealing money and now you feel ashamed of your action

you feel very ashamed of it their behavior at the party was atrocious they

should be ashamed of themselves we have our third sentence game coming up are

you ready to play the next round Venkat hello Venkat nice to see you here I like

your way of teaching mr. Duncan and the game is also good very nice please call

my name hello Venkat hello - Venkat

Venkat to you hello also our wack we are here to learn yes that is right you can

learn new words you can look at sentences you can listen to my voice and

learn English from listening you can also have captions as well all you have

to do is press C on your keyboard and you can have live captions as well

some people complain they say mr. Duncan when you have the captions they get in

the way of the sentence game so we can't look at both things at the same time

unfortunately I can't do anything about that I'm sorry about that

here we go then our next sentence game are you ready we are going to play it

right now

there was an something bang last night which something everyone there was an

something bang last night which something everyone everyone was

something there was an something bang bang bang bang hello mr. Duncan my name

is Dalia and I like you hello Dalia nice to see you here today

hello Dalia hello Darla you it's so nice to see you here today on my life thing

it really is thank you very much for joining me I should go to bed now

oh I suppose it's very late or it is getting late in Taiwan I think so good

night to you and have a lovely rest

ah okay then we are getting some very interesting guesses here some very

interesting guesses on today's sentence game very interesting interesting very

good yes quite a few coming through now I am intrigued by your guesses I must be

honest I am loving your guesses on today's sentence game very good very

good we are getting quite a few coming through but what are the missing words

we have eight and seven so here we have eight letters

and here we have seven letters and they all begin with the letter A they both

begin with this letter but what is it what is it

there was an something bang last night which something everyone now we are

getting some correct answers but only for one of the words so that's

interesting so some of you are getting the first word correct but not the

second one mm-hmm interesting interesting so when you

think about something that is big or something that is maybe of a great size

how would you describe it so we are describing a certain type of bang maybe

a big bang 8 8 letters there and also seven letters which something everyone

hmmm interesting interesting I'm getting some very interesting answers here this

is this is quite a good one actually I'm getting all sorts of different answers

to this one two more seconds okay eight more seconds eight more seconds and then

my little cock rule will have to say cockadoodledoo

stop doing that I've told you already you will go blind if you keep doing that

so here's the answer to our current round of the sentence game what are the

answers and I will give you a few more seconds because I know I know there is a

delay also on the live stream

the answers are ah there was an almighty bang last night almighty bang big great

huge almighty loud there was an almighty bang last night which alarmed everyone

alarmed if you are alarmed by something maybe you are surprised or shocked maybe

you go into a panic over something you are alarmed by that particular thing

there was an almighty bang last night an almighty bang last night which alarmed

everyone there was an almighty bang last night which Allah

and everyone so we were looking for all mighty large big loud so we are

expressing the severity or the loudness of the bang an almighty bang which

alarmed shocked made many people panic to be alarmed is to panic the feeling of

being panicked or shocked by something you are alarmed hmm

we have time I think we have time for maybe two or perhaps three more and then

I have to go unfortunately I will have to go in a few minutes hmm

thank you very much good I think we are all caught up and here is the next one

so here is the next sentence game are you ready here it is now okay then once

again we are looking for the letter A in both of these words and something

silence fell across the something and something silence fell across the

something we are looking for seven and eight letters seven eight

and both that these words begin with the letter A and something silence fell

across the something I think these are difficult today I think these are I

think these are difficult ones very difficult not easy not easy at all hello

van Duong hello van Duong nice to see you here

today with your happy thumb nice to see you

we are getting some answers coming through daljeet thank you for your guess

for the second word thank you very much hello oh yeah

hello our yan our young gaming nice to see you here as well welcome to my

English addict episode 98 today Friday the 17th of July 2020 did you hear the

news earlier I told you the news that lockdown so all of the things that have

been put in place during this crazy period of time because of sea v19 it

will all be coming to an end on the 1st of August it was announced today

lockdown here in England will end on the 1st of August

interesting interesting the sentence game and something silence fell across

the something interesting what could it be what could it be the answer

what could they be interesting thank you Arianne thank you also to I am rich also

to Malia thank you very much mm quite a few quite a few answers coming through

now I will give you a few more seconds a few more seconds because we are running

out of time we only have nine minutes before we go I have to go in 9 minutes

and then I'm going to have a cup of tea with mr. Steve maybe in the garden

perhaps outside in the garden we will go outside maybe and then of course I will

be back with you on Sunday I won't be with you tomorrow because tomorrow is my

rest day today when I rest but I will be back with you on Sunday from 2:00 p.m.

UK time on Sunday and something silence fell across the something here comes the

answer what is the weather like in your country today it is hot hot humid but

unfortunately there are flies everywhere and that is the reason why I am in the

studio however behind me you can see the garden live so there is a live view

behind me of the garden but here I am actually in the studio to be honest here

are the answers then the answer my friend is blowin in the wind the answer

the answers are being awkward audience an awkward silence fell across the

audience

perhaps the audience the people sitting in a theater were watching a play and

suddenly something happened on stage maybe a person forgot what to say maybe

they forgot their lines and suddenly the audience fell silent they didn't know

what to say they felt embarrassed they felt awkward so awkward means you are

feeling embarrassed awkward something feels difficult an awkward silence fell

across the audience so the people watching spectators the audience the

people watching the event awkward it's a great word yes it's nice to say awkward

I feel awkward when I go to a party and there are lots of people there who I

don't know I always feel very awkward it is true goodness me six minutes six

minutes left oh my goodness I can't believe it okay here's another one I'm

going to try and squeeze two more two more in I will try my best to squeeze

two more here's the next one coming up on your screen right now okay

then interesting we are looking for seven and seven both of these missing

words have seven letters and they don't forget they begin with the letter A

we are looking for words beginning with the letter A for animal a for amazing

the more you something the further you will something huh I

think this is hard I'm going to be honest with you I think this one is very

hard it is not an easy one the more you something the further you

will something both seven letters thank you for your company today by the way I

do appreciate that you are here with me now I do appreciate it I love seeing you

here on the live chat and I hope you will be able to join me on Sunday from

2:00 p.m. UK time that is when I am with you next Sunday 2:00 p.m. UK time is

when I'm back with you

Beatriz oh okay then hmm okay yes interesting interesting we have some

interesting guesses coming here I'm going to cut it short because I wanted

to have Monell I'm going to try and have one more I don't want to rush you but we

are running out of time unfortunately it's a pity I know Thank You Vitesse

valiree Valeria Ruben Michael Daisy cow hello Daisy cow nice to see you here did

you see my Daisy cowls yesterday there were some cows in the back of the house

yesterday during my livestream they came to say hello to the live chat yesterday

hmm interesting the more you something the further you

will something

a couple of more seconds one two three

thank you mr. Cockrell I might need you one more time just one more time I might

need you the answers are the more you something the further you will something

the more you achieve the further you will advance ha ha

the more you achieve the further you will advance the more you get the more

you will move forward and when I say get I mean the things that you achieve in

your life the things that you achieve you achieve things the things you have

gained maybe you have taken an exam maybe you have done some training maybe

you have learned a new skill the more you achieve the further you will advance

you move forward this is something I always say about experience I always say

experience is one of the best things in the world because you can't take it away

from that person once you have experience of something

once you know how to do something you have it forever

the more you achieve the further you will advance you will move forward the

more you achieve the further you will advance I like that one I would love to

have one more I really want one more hmm I want one more but I don't think I have

enough time

I'm gonna guarantee it's not fair is what I'm saying

Oh shall we have one more okay we're gonna have one more one more and then I

will definitely have to go I will have to go because mr. Steve what's his cup

of tea and if I don't make mr. Steve his tea he will get angry he will come down

and he will show his anger he will

here's another one so this is our final sentence game for today oh I think this

is hard again I think this is actually very hard I don't think this is easy

this is not easy but try your best we are looking for seven and ten letters so

the first word has seven letters the second has ten I will something from

making any something comments

interesting I will something from making any something comments they both begin

with the letter A they both begin with the letter A so we are looking for seven

and ten seven letters and ten letters I will something from making any something

comments

I would love to have some use I would that's yeah that's what I'm doing I'm

gonna have some music next week when we play the sentence game next week I want

to have a little piece of music playing it's a good idea do you think so I can

hear my stomach my stomach is making a very strange sound because I haven't had

anything to eat again naughty mr. Duncan you have to eat mr. Duncan hello unique

arena unique arena I'm sorry to hear that you had some technical problems I

hope you can see me now I will something from making any something comments both

of these begin with the letter Hey mmm

do do so if you avoid doing something if you refuse to do something and maybe if

you are going to say more so perhaps you said something earlier but now you are

going to say more things however perhaps you change your mind perhaps you don't

want to say more so this is what the sentence is actually expressing I will

something from making any something comments we are looking for seven and

ten seven and ten I will something from making any something comments mmm oh

it's Friday by the way today

Friday do you have anything planned this weekend anything nice that you're going

to do here we go then we are coming towards the end of today's livestream

and we have our final sentence game the answers coming any moment

okay mr. Cockrell this is the last time then then then you can go into the

garden and chase those hens around he always gets very excited when he sees

the hens I think so and we are out of time there it is but what is the answer

the answer to the final sentence game today is abstain additional ah okay now

a few people got the first word correct well done congratulations abstain I will

abstain I will not do it I will abstain you avoid doing it or you refuse to do

it you would rather not do that think I will abstain from making any additional

comments abstain you keep yourself away from doing something you don't want to

do it you avoid doing it you would rather not do it additional means extra

so when we say additional

we mean extra extra I will abstain from making any

additional comments it means I am NOT going to say anything else

I know this morning I said something but now I'm not going to say anything else

I'm not going to make any more comments I will abstain from making any

additional comments and that's it that is all we have time for we are

definitely out of time I hope you've enjoyed today's livestream we have

talked about a lot of things today we have talked about well we've talked

about thieving theft having things stolen from us we've looked at some very

strange words we have pondered we have thought about the meaning of life in my

full English lesson but now unfortunately it is time to say goodbye

goodbye letter a goodbye even letter a has to go time to say goodbye I hope

you've enjoyed today's livestream mr. Duncan have a good tee time with mr.

Steve and say hello to him yes I will say hello to Steve for you and he will

be with us on Sunday I don't know where we will be we might be in the garden we

might be here in the studio it depends on the weather because apparently

tomorrow it's going to rain and I'm not sure about the weather on Sunday we

might have some sunshine or it might be raining on Sunday so we will see what

happens thank you very much Thank You Unni

Corina thank you very much Luis Mendez for getting involved and also thank you

to McHale and also try Zika hello try Zika thank you

very much for playing with all of us today on the sentence game thank you

also to JM rich yasya also Mohsen congratulations once

again to lali lali for being first on today's live chat very good to see you

all here today I am definitely going now as we approach 9 minutes past 4:00

o'clock you have an extra 9 minutes today I am doing overtime don't forget

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all of this if you've only watched a little bit of it it doesn't matter you

can watch all of it again later on thank you also to rwan Beatriz also we have

Mary Alba hello Mary Alba and goodbye see you

later definitely I am definitely going now because I do need a cup of tea I'm

ever so thirsty catch you on Sunday this is mr. Duncan for the last time

saying thanks for watching thanks for being here I appreciate you giving your

time too and of course until the next time we

meet here on YouTube you know what's coming next yes you do

ta ta for now 8-)