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I don't know about you but that music always gets me in a happy mood hello

good afternoon it is now afternoon officially here in

England and welcome to day 12 of 31 days of learning English during October 2019

Oh hmm oh I needed that hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are

you today are you okay I hope so are you happy

well are you happy I hope so hmm this is a gorgeous cup of coffee I actually put

two teaspoons of coffee in this drink so I have plenty of caffeine going around

my blood supply at the moment to keep me going for the next 45 minutes yes it is

Saturday and you know what that means Saturday is here yes it's the weekend

so we are all here together again yes it is Saturday the weekend is here are you

feeling good do you have any special plans for this weekend I have a very

busy day not only am i doing this but after this I'm going into town to have a

lovely meal in Much Wenlock and then we are off to see my family

this afternoon so a lot of things going on today all sorts of stuff happening in

my life what about your life how is your life today is it okay I hope so

can I begin by saying hello to all of my viewers in Japan I am thinking about you

at the moment because typhoon had jeebus or Hagee bees is now making its way

across Japan so can I say a big hello just in case you are watching at the

moment maybe you are hiding in your cellar

do they have cellars in Japan I'm sure somewhere there are sellers for keeping

things dry and cool so typhoon typhoon had Jebus or Hagee bees because i keep

hearing people pronounce it in different ways so this some people say had Jebus

some people say Hagi beasts anyway it is a super typhoon although from my point

of view there is nothing super about this coming towards your Island

so typhoon had Jebus it is on its way across Japan right now as I speak so to

all my lovely viewers in Japan I hope you stay safe and the show must go on as

Andrew said yes the show will go on whatever happens we always find a way to

carry on that's what I always say anyway hello - ciao hello Cho guess what you

are first on today's live chat

bravo Bravo well done also to Diane Guadalupe Julie Alexandra

and Jang hello all so Patrick is here as well hello Patrick

nice to see you back here on Saturday yes I am with you every single day

during October 31 days of learning English during October Monday to Friday

2 p.m. also Saturday which is today I am with you right now and I will be with

you tomorrow as well every day during October how am i finding the energy a

lot of people are asking mr. Duncan are you feeling tired because you are here

every day well I don't know really I don't feel too bad to be honest in fact

can I can I tell you a little secret right now I actually get a little bit

excited in the morning when I wake up I can't wait to do my livestream so the

answer to that question is I have lots and lots of energy some people say I

have too much energy this morning when mr. Steve phoned the local cafe well

that it's actually a restaurant it's actually a very posh tea room but they

do lovely meals on Saturday so normally we will phone and we will ask what is on

the menu and I always feel very excited when I find out what the meal is going

to be so this morning when Steve phoned I was so excited I actually started

clapping I was actually doing this I was

and the lady at the tea room could hear me

and Steve said don't do that she will think that you are weird and I said

don't worry she already thinks I'm weird she already thinks that so don't worry

okay here we go then so what's happening today well it's open chit chat

it's Saturday the weekend is here and I thought we would look at some words some

interesting words something that I want to show you first of all is this oh now

this is a very interesting phrase it is used in English however a lot of people

pronounce this particular phrase incorrectly they normally say it wrong

so here is the phrase to be at someone's beck and call beck and call it's a great

expression by the way but what does it mean mr. Duncan I will tell you right

now to be at someone's beck and call means to be always available for

someone's needs you are always there ready to help them you have to help them

you have to be available you have to be ready for that person whatever that

person needs whatever that person wants you must be there at their beck and call

so there it is however a lot of people actually mispronounce this phrase they

often say beckon call beckon as in come here come here but in fact it is beck

and call beck and call and the word beck is actually the old form of the word

beckon so when we say beck we mean asking someone

to come and give us assistance so to be at someone's beck and call means you are

always available you were always there to help that person you have to always

be on standby to make sure that you are there to help a person maybe someone who

is ill maybe they are in bed and they can't move you have to be there for

their beck and call so that was really quick we really started off quickly

today didn't we with those words well of course I love the English language and I

hope you do too hello wieder or wider hello to you all

so dis auntie Luis Mendez hello Luis I missed you yesterday I haven't seen you

for a couple of days so I was asking about you yesterday I was asking where

is Luis Mendez where is he so nice to see you back today Vitesse

also Marella is here Marella gives me a lovely big heart oh thank you very much

it might be love who knows Francis I am sending something in live hello

everybody I hope so hello Francis nice to see you here is it

your first time on the Live Chat hello Guadalupe Oh quite a loop is very

happy today because it's my day off and I'm happy enjoying the 12th day of the

livestreams yes day 12 it is today we are doing yet another live stream and I

will be with you tomorrow as well from 2 p.m. UK time tomorrow Patrick says I

have become addicted to the live streams of mr. Duncan really so I think a lot of

people out there are actually beginning to enjoy my daily live streams it will

be very strange when I'm not doing this anymore when I

stopped my my daily live streams it will be very strange when I finished this

sharara says hi teacher and hello to everyone yesterday I lost the lesson

because I had some guests learning English is fun and amazing I'm glad you

think that very glad to hear that Rosa hello mr. Duncan and everybody the CERN

is here oh are you having a nice time where you are let's have a look outside

where I am let's have a look shall we oh so there is the view out of my window

looking across to one of the well-known landmarks here in Shropshire so that is

actually now live from the window you can see that the Sun is out we have had

quite a lot of sunshine this morning and another view looking into the distance

you can see a lovely field that has been recently harvested I have a feeling vit

over the next few days I think that particular feel is going to be harvested

and turned over so it's already been harvested so the crop has already been

gathered but I think over the next few days

I think the ground will be turned over it will be plowed so I think that's

going to happen very soon something else exciting yes if you were watching

yesterday you will already know that the sheep are back they are the sheep are

back behind the house and there they are so that was filmed yesterday afternoon

after my livestream ended and you can see there are lots of sheep now at the

back of the house I was trying to count them but every time I counted them I

fell asleep I don't know why but I think there are around 50 around 50 sheep

back of the house at the moment and there they are so that was yesterday

afternoon with them wandering around at the back of the garden and there are

quite a few of them the one thing I have noticed is that most of them don't have

their fleece so most of them are missing their lovely woolly fleece of course the

fleece is the wool it is their coat that keeps them warm during the winter months

so I was surprised yesterday to see that many of them still don't have their

lovely warm winter coat their fleece so I was quite excited about that as you

can imagine yes I did I clapped as soon as I saw the Sheep in the field

yesterday morning I was actually clapping I got so excited I must try to

calm down because sometimes I get too excited about things I don't know why

we're up to date with the live chat if you want to say something say it now

Guadalupe is here as well as I just mentioned Palmyra mr. Duncan are you

tired or exhausted with the live stream marathon you will deserve a big trip in

November I can tell you now that I'm going nowhere in November I have no

trips I have no holiday in fact I think I will be working until spring next year

so I don't have any break I don't have any holidays planned I will be doing

this probably until springtime however I will be with you every day during

October but this is something a few people have already asked they've asked

if I can carry on doing live streams every day after October has finished I

don't know I'm not sure about that Lewis says hello to Guadalupe isn't it

nice I love it here on the live stream when you say hello to each other I have

noticed over the past few days that this particular live stream has become very

social very friendly and dare I say it polite did anyone see the new Netflix

film Elka Mero the sequel to Breaking Bad I watched it

last night with mr. Steve I couldn't resist actually I couldn't resist

showing my happiness at seeing El Camino the actual sequel to Breaking Bad a lot

of people have been looking forward to this now don't worry I won't tell you

what happens I won't spoil your enjoyment of the program so here is an

interesting word spoilers so we will often use this word when we talk about

giving away the plot or the story of maybe a film or a TV program so when we

talk about spoilers we are actually saying the things that give away the

plot or the things that happen in a TV program or in a movie so don't worry I

did watch the sequel to Breaking Bad last night

Elka Miro brilliant very good not what I expected it to be like to be honest I

thought it was going to be lots of violence lots of gang-related stuff but

in fact I was surprised to find that it went in other directions as well some

very interesting directions dare I say so Elka Miro is now available on Netflix

don't worry I'm not being paid to advertise

this but I am a very big fan of Breaking Bad so I was very excited to see this

last night and I watched it mr. Steve thought it was good as well which is

amazing because Steve doesn't really enjoy watching TV shows very much so if

mr. Steve likes it it must be good so don't worry I won't tell you what

happens there will be no spoilers so when we say spoilers

it means the things that give away the story the things that give away what

happens in the movie or the TV show there will be no spoilers here Francis

says would it be possible to talk about Halloween well I will be talking about

Halloween as we get nearer to the date so Halloween always occurs on the last

day of October in fact the final day of October is always very busy because that

is also the anniversary of my YouTube channel and that's the reason why I'm

here so the reason why I am here doing this is simple I will be celebrating my

13th anniversary at the end of this month did you enjoy that hello to Katra

can you say it again please can I say what again Elka Miro is that

what you want me to say Elka Miro it is the sequel to a very

popular TV show called Breaking Bad and now it is available on Netflix and I

watched it last night and it's really good I enjoyed it hello also to Luis

again mr. Duncan yesterday I was there but in the last half-hour

it was YouTube's fault yes we did have a few problems yesterday on the live chat

and also the live stream because YouTube had made some changes to the way

it gives you the stream so they made a lot of changes to their to their actual

system but they didn't tell me which is rather annoying so because of that there

were some problems I think mr. Steve doesn't enjoy watching

TV shows because he likes to do a lot of things like me and we think it is a

waste of time Wow quite a loop you are so right mr. Steve sometimes gets very

restless Restless if a person is restless it means they can't stop moving

they always have to have something to do they always have to be moving around or

doing something they always have to have something to occupy their mind so yes I

think you are right there however there are some TV programs that we both enjoy

watching there are many TV shows that we enjoy

watching however there are some TV shows that I like but mr. Steve doesn't like

for example Rick and Morty I love Rick and Morty mr. Steve hates it he doesn't

like Rick and Morty I love it and guess what season four is coming soon so I'm

really excited by that to be honest I can't wait to see the new season of Rick

and Morty even though there are only five episodes is that true

there are only five episodes or ten episodes of Rick and Morty in the next

season still I'm really looking forward to it

I can't wait I love myself a little bit of Rick and Morty I do dude

doo-doo-doo-doo hello mr. Duncan good evening nice to see you

after a long time where are you lost mr. Duncan Rakesh can I just tell you

something I have been here every day in October so every day I am here on

YouTube to be honest and this is something I've noticed over the past

couple of years a lot of people seem unaware that I'm still doing this people

think I've gone some people think I've died I haven't

died well not yet anyway hello 10 Chang nice to see you here Palmeiras says many

people are obsessed with the HBO film Chernobyl oh yes I haven't seen that I

haven't seen that at all but I did not see it because I remember these events

for real and I do not want to participate in all of that fuss again

well I have mixed feelings about

dramatizing a disaster so if something bad happens or something occurs in the

past or maybe recently the recent past that I don't know has killed many people

or has been seen as a disaster something horrible a terrible event but

then they turn it into a TV show sometimes I think that it seems a little

disrespectful sometimes hello Andrew

hopefully we will never have any problems with live viewers I don't think

so I think everyone here likes to have a good time and of course you can it's

possible Francis says great thank you to you mr. Duncan for your reply I will

follow you I am enjoying washing watching not washing watching your show

it is better than Netflix off thank you very much who knows one day I might have

my own show on Netflix imagine that mr. Duncan's own English

teaching program on Netflix that would be nice

Diane my brother went out to spend the weekend with my dad

in Jakarta but I didn't go because the way is so long and boring so how long

does it take to get from where you live to Jakarta is it a long way I imagine it

is because Indonesia is actually a huge country it's hard to appreciate just how

large Indonesia is it spreads for such a long distance and yes Diane I also have

that problem I don't like long journeys one of the worst journeys I ever took

was during my time in China and the president of my school wanted to take me

to his hometown what I didn't realize is that his hometown was a very long way

from where we were where the school was and it would have taken three days to

get there in the car so on the first part of the journey from where I was

working to Beijing it took over 14 hours in the car

so by the time I reached Beijing I said to my boss I said look I'm very sorry I

can't continue with this journey this journey is going to drive me insane so I

didn't go any further I actually ended up staying in Beijing I didn't go to my

president's hometown because it would have been another two days before we got

there in the car and the worst thing was there were five people in the car

plus one dog there is no way that I was going to continue that journey so I am

very similar to you Byun I don't like long journeys especially in the car I

don't mind going on a long journey if I can relax but there's nothing relaxing

about being in a car with five people and a crazy dog there isn't hello from

majora hello to you hello also - Giovanni do you have any pets in your

house I don't I don't have pets although I do have mr. Steve

so I suppose mr. Steve is a little bit like a pet although he's not very well

trained Rakesh is here mr. Duncan can you teach me about our stress when you

say stress do you mean pressure do you mean the pressure that we all have to

endure and tolerate in our lives I suppose most people these days suffer

from some sort of stress I think it's very common these days what is the

difference between journey trip or travel well travel is the generic word

for any journey that you take so any trip or any journey you go on holiday

you go on a journey you travel somewhere so you

travel to another town you travel to another city or maybe you travel all the

way to the other side of the world and we can use journey as well to mean a

pretty similar thing so the journey is actually the action of doing what you

are doing you are trying to get from one place to another trip is also similar to

travel so you will travel you will go on a trip or we can say that you go on your

travels so it's very strange that we use that almost as if it's plural so you can

go on your travels which means you go to explore somewhere you travel around

somewhere so journey and trip are pretty much the

same thing you can go on a trip you can take a journey you can travel somewhere

I hope that helps hello also - Anna hello how did you come back from Beijing

to the school I stayed in Beijing for around three

days because it was during the national holiday in October so it was during the

first week of October because at the start of October there are big

celebrations every year in China to celebrate the formation of the People's

Republic of China and I was there at the time and I spent about three days there

but it was so crowded there were so many people can I just say if you are not

prepared for being pushed around and

mugged a lot of people were robbed during my time in Beijing

so apparently people are often robbed or maybe a person will pick another

person's pocket or maybe the back of their bag so a lot of people would wear

banks on the back of their shoulders behind their shoulders and what people

would do they would walk behind and they would slowly open the person's backpack

and they would go inside and quite often they would find some jewelry or maybe a

mobile phone or perhaps a wallet and they would steal it so we call that

pickpocketing if you pickpocket it means you steal from a person's belongings

maybe their bag or perhaps from their jacket something like that

so yes so that was very common in fact I saw someone doing it I actually caught

two children trying to steal from a tourists backpack hello quite a loop

hello also - Demetri hello mr. Duncan you are very helpful good look thank you

very much I always need good look I do hello mr.

Duncan Huang says can you help me to pronounce can and can't can't can't

can't can't can't he can he can't he can't come out to play he can come out

to play I hope that helps you hello - 10 Chang again where were you watching at

the moment by the way where are you watching apparently Huang is a big fan

of Justin Bieber what ever happened to Justin Bieber you never hear anything

about Justin Bieber anymore and I can see that on your your little icon

your little icon next to your name there is a little picture of Justin Bieber

how old is Justin Bieber now he must be about 60 tan Chang yes it is very normal

for Chinese students to take several hours to go to school and also back home

well I remember this because during the spring break so during the spring break

and also the summer break so many of the students would go for many miles back to

where they came from during the school holidays and some of them would travel

for two or three days by train without any break so they would get on the train

and then they would spend three days on the train I can't even imagine what that

must be like although when I first arrived in China I did have to travel by

train from Beijing to the place where I was going to work and that took 13 hours

by train 13 hours on a train fortunately the train journey was at

night so I was actually able to sleep in a little bed on the train but it was

pretty good pretty good hello to Andrew who says picking pockets

it sounds like something from Oliver Twist yes Charles Dickens wrote all

about Oliver Twist and he and also the gang that he belonged to used to go

around picking people's pockets you've got to pick a pocket or two yes you've

got to pick a pocket or two

although please don't pick pockets please don't especially mine although

you won't find anything in there Huang says Justin Bieber is now 24 years

old and he had a wedding 13 days ago oh I see so Justin Justin Bieber is now

married I didn't know that can you please put the subtitles yes you can

have subtitles all you have to do is press that on your computer so you can

have live captions all you have to do is press that button on your keyboard so

yes did you know that there are actually live captions on this live stream yes

it's true I will be going in around about 10 minutes from now so if you have

a question please feel free to ask the question right now yes there are

captions you can have subtitles on this live stream and there you can see how

you get them you have to press that button there it's gone hello to Mohamed

Al beat Al deep hello to Mohamed Al deep thanks a lot your language is so clear

and we can understand very well thank you very much Luis says there are

pickpockets everywhere in all of the cities oh yes of course

because I remember earlier this year when I was in Paris and apparently

pickpocketing is very common in Paris however I think it's the same in all of

the big cities around the world I think there is always a problem with crime

including London I'm not saying that London is completely safe in fact

sometimes it's the opposite zoo Zika is here oh sorry

today I am cycling I will see you later thank you very much it sounds as if sue

Zika enjoy cycling are you a professional cyclist

you take part in cycling races maybe maybe you like racing on your bike when

I was young when I was a boy I used to ride around on a bicycle all the time

hello to Patrick oh if you want to get the subtitles if you want to get the

captions on your smartphone you have to go up here so on your phone you will

have some settings up here so if you go on your phone and you click up there

like that you will find some settings and there you can activate the captions

you can find the captions up there thank you gentle professor I love you

from the bottom of my heart thank you very much isn't that lovely

thank you very much during the week I introduced a couple of words onto the

live stream and I thought before I leave you I would like to explain them to you

so here they are so this word is skive skive it's an interesting word perhaps

you've heard it before maybe you've never heard it before ever so here it is

the word skive skive means to avoid doing any work you stay away from your

job you shirk your work so you avoid doing any work or you try to stay away

from work you skive you are skiving or skiving off you bunk off bunk so if you

bunk off it means you avoid doing work or maybe going to school some people

skive from school they don't go to class because they have something more fun to

do you shouldn't do that by the way skiving

is not good so skive if you skive it means you avoid doing work to avoid

doing any work you stay away from your job you shirk your work another word we

can use and I love this word very much it doesn't sound like a real word but it

is malinga Malinga so the word malinga means pretend to be ill so as to escape

duty or avoid work the person doing this can be called a malingerer so if a

person pretends to be sick or pretends to be unwell so they can avoid going to

work or maybe going to school we can call them a malingerer a person who

pretends to be ill so as to escape duty or avoid work the person doing this can

be called a malingerer have you ever skived from work

have you ever milling good Aslam desi says mr. Duncan I'm an Arabic follower

and I'm watching you in Algeria how to study and speak the English language

that is a very big question however the answer is very simple you must make

English a part of your life it must become a part of your daily routine so

maybe you can listen to English every day you can read English every day and

the hardest part is speaking English but there are many ways of learning English

all types of English so maybe spoken English which is the

hardest reading and of course listening so all of these things

have to be improved and I would always say that you should do it every day try

to make English part of your life try to create an English environment around you

Andrew says skive that's what I was looking for for so long we have a

slightly dirty word for it so but there was no translation well now you know so

you can say skive a person who skive 'he's a Sciver

a person who avoids going to work they want to do something else instead hello

- hi who is watching in Vietnam hello to you thank you honey

hello honey honey da who says I am new here and I like your method of teaching

you are welcome and guess what I am back tomorrow

so not only today but also tomorrow in fact every day during October I will be

with you Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. Saturday

today of course and tomorrow I will be back again from 2 p.m. UK time so I will

see you tomorrow I will be back here live on YouTube from 2 p.m. UK time we

are now approaching 12:45 and I am going to leave you because we are going into

town to have something lovely to eat today we have stew and dumplings oh I am

so excited by that mr. Duncan what does run to rule out mean I found it when I

was reading one of my self-help books run to rule out I'm not sure it sounds

like some sort of phrase that might be used for

I don't know making your mind clearer run to rule out I'm not sure I'm not

sure is it a phrase is it something you've read in a book is it something

you've heard so it's in your book but I've never heard of that particular

phrase run to run to rule out maybe you mean run to so if you run to something

it means you head towards it you go towards it you run towards something

rule out means cancel or you remove something you rule out quite often that

refers to a possibility so something that is possible and you you think it is

impossible you will rule it out I am going now I am going into town to have

some stew stew is like casserole so it is meat and vegetables and gravy and it

is all cooked together hmm and can I just say it is very delicious Thank You

pal Mira Thank You Julie thank you very much for your company today I am now

going I will be back with you tomorrow as I said tomorrow you can catch me

there is the time unday 2 p.m. UK time I will see you tomorrow have a great

weekend enjoy the day enjoy your off time if you are off

great weekend this is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of English saying thanks for

watching me see you tomorrow 2:00 p.m. UK time and of course you know

what's coming next get ready to have a little dance

ta ta for now 8-)

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