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Hello and welcome everyone, its Dec here. Are you a fan of sitcoms?

Do you enjoy comedy? How I Met Your Mother; an American tv show, follows the life of Ted Mosby

as he recalls to his children the story of how he met their mother.

This was one of the most popular TV shows in the mid 2000s.

So sit tight and prepare to learn some English.

Before we begin, please take note of the four steps we will follow.

Numer 1: Watch and enjoy the video

Number 2: look up any new words and phrases, and make sure you understand the video

Number 3: Do the exercises with the video

Number 4: Review the vocabulary and sentence structures we learned from the video

I highly recommend installing the eJOY Chrome Extension

so you can look up any new words or phrases that we learn

So without any more delay, lets watch the clip, so sit back and enjoy.

You can look at it for hours and be absolutely sure it's a rabbit.

But then one day, you look at it, and you realize, "Wait a second, it's a duck."

It's a rabbit. It's a duck. Rabbit. Duck. Rabbit. Duck.

Isn't this fun? It sure was.

Relationships are like that.

I mean, look, when you first met Don, you hated him.

You thought, "This guy's a duck."

But one of these days, you're gonna realize,

"This is actually something that I love. He's a rabbit."

I think you got it backwards there, buddy.

The duck is the thing you love. - The rabbit is the thing you hate.

- What? Yeah, I gotta agree. Ducks up, rabbits down.

Definitely, ducks are better than rabbits.

Are you guys... Ducks are... Ducks are...

Rabbits are adorable. Ducks are, well...

Have you ever been in a fight with a duck? I mean, ducks are jerks.

This led to one of the most intense arguments our group has ever had.

Duck is delicious. Rabbit is all gamey!

- We're not talking about flavor, Ted! - Flavor counts!

And now its time to analyse the video we have just watched.

But then one day, you look at it,and you realize, "Wait a second, it's a duck."

Did you know that you can use a eJOY extension to look up any words and phrases while watching this video

How about looking up: "wait a second" . This is a very commonly used idiom,

it can be used to interrupt someone or something to present a thought in that conversation.

For example: “ Wait a minute! I just remembered I forgot to feed the dog

Additionally, this idiom means to ask someone or something to wait for a brief moment.

For example, “Hey James, can you wait a minute? I need to tie my shoelaces

This is a great sentence to use in casual conversation with family or friends.

It'll be a wonderful addition to your vocabulary.

It's a rabbit. It's a duck. Rabbit. Duck. Rabbit. Duck.

Isn't this fun?

It sure was.

Relationships are like that.

I mean, look, when you first met Don, you hated him.

You thought, "This guy's a duck."

But one of these days, you're gonna realize,

"This is actually something that I love."

One of these days..”

This idiom refers to a point in time in the future.

For example, “If you keep on exercising, one of these days youll be able to run a marathon.

This is a wonderful sentence to use in both casual and formal conversation,

and is used very commonly in the English language.

Also you can even see how they are used in different contexts just by clicking this orange button.

So click here to see how one of these days is used in other videos.

Useful isnt it?

This tool was made to help you all understand how to use the right vocabulary and sentences in the correct context.

"This is actually something that I love. He's a rabbit."

I think you got it backwards there, buddy.

The duck is the thing you love.

- The rabbit is the thing you hate.

Youve got it backwards here

This idiom means that youve completely misunderstood what is happening,

and you believe the exact opposite of the truth.

For example, “ youve got it backwards here Anne, coca cola is much better than pepsi!

This is another great sentence to use in causal arguments or conversation.

Try and save this one for special occasions.

Rabbits are adorable. Ducks are, well...

Have you ever been in a fight with a duck? I mean, ducks are jerks.

Jerks

This slang word means someone who is mean, or unpleasant

For example, “I dont like Thomas, he is really mean. He is such a jerk. “

This is a common American slang word, mostly used by children in casual conversation.

Duck is delicious. Rabbit is all gamey!

- We're not talking about flavor, Ted! - Flavor counts!

Gamey

This is a word that is used to describe meat that is strong in smell or flavour.

For example, “Chefs must be careful when cooking Bear meat because it is very gamey.”

This is a great word to add to your vocabulary, especially if you are passionate about food.

And thats it, we have done the first two steps!

In the third step; its time for you to do some exercises with the video. You can choose to

Do the quizzes to improve your listening comprehension

Do dictation to practice bottom up listening or listening for details in the clip

Or practice your speaking skills

For the fourth step, you will need to review all the vocabulary youve picked out from this video;

everyday, to make these words become part of your everyday vocabulary.

So keep on practicing!

P/s: make sure to check the daily challenge and review on the eJOY App or eJOY extension.

Ok guys, thank you so much for watching. I really hope you enjoy the video and learn something new today

If theres something you would like us to analyse please let us know!

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But for now, its goodbye!

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