Hi, Bob the Canadian here.
It is the season of fall here in Canada.
It is the season of autumn, we have two names
for this season and it is a beautiful season
and I thought I should do an English lesson
for all of you on the season of fall.
Well hey, welcome to this English lesson
about the season of fall, the season of autumn.
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So for those of you that watch my English lessons
regularly, you'll notice that the trees
that are normally quite green have started
to turn color.
In English, we call this the fall colours.
In fact, some people actually travel to different
parts of Canada to see the beautiful fall colours.
It's really cool when a tree starts to turn
from green to yellow or you start to see
oranges and browns and even reds sometimes.
So you'll see the leaves are turning colour
and pretty soon they'll actually fall off the trees,
which is why I think we also call this season fall.
So another sure sign of fall is that
you will see people raking their leaves.
This is a fan rake or a leaf rake
and you will see a lot of people in northern climates
in the fall out in their yards raking their leaves.
A lot of times they'll rake them into a big pile
and then their kids will jump into it (laughing).
We don't quite have enough leaves on the ground yet
to do that, but definitely, you will see people
rake their leaves in the fall.
So one thing I really like about fall
is I don't have to mow my lawn as much.
This is a lawn mower.
I think you learned that word in another video of mine,
but in the fall, the grass grows a lot more slowly
and I don't have to mow the lawn as much,
which is really nice because the more time I spend mowing,
the less time I have to make videos for you guys.
So it's kind of nice the grass grows more slowly,
I don't need to mow as much.
So another thing you'll see in the fall
is people will start to wear their winter hats.
We also call this a toque in Canada,
and you'll see people start to wear their gloves
or mittens, so I'm putting my gloves on right now.
Sometimes when I wear these gloves in a video,
people ask me why do your gloves have holes in them
and I'll show you.
It's so when I take out my phone, I can use
the screen on my phone, and then I can put my finger
back in when I'm done.
So people start wearing their winter hats.
They start wearing gloves, and they
also start wearing mittens.
A mitten is when all of the fingers are one part, okay.
So a glove has a spot for each of your fingers.
In a mitten, all your fingers go into one spot.
But another thing you'll see in the fall,
people start to wear their gloves, and they start
to wear their hats.
So another thing that happens in the fall
is pets like Oscar, hey,
come on, sit here, pets like Oscar
start to grow more fur.
Oscar is getting furrier.
He's growing an extra thick coat for the fall and winter
so that he can stay warm more,
even though Oscar does sleep inside at night,
he is outside for most of the day in the fall.
So Oscar is growing an extra little bit of fur.
In fact, even our cats who live in the barn
are growing a little more fur.
There's one right here, oh, come here kitty,
this little kitten is also growing
just a little bit more fur so that he can stay warm
in the fall.
Good job, Oscar, good job.
He is getting more and more used to being on camera.
Oscar wants to know if he should have his own
So I have to apologize, I didn't get up early enough
to show you what frost looks like, so I'll have
to put a picture up here.
But oftentimes in the fall, we will wake up
and there will be frost on the grass.
Frost is when the dew that forms actually freezes
and you'll have this nice white coat of frozen water
on the grass, so again, I'll find some pictures
and I'll put them here, but another sure sign
that it is fall is we start to see frost in the morning.
So some of you might recognize this as the table,
it's a picnic table, that I usually do
my Saturday night live streams from,
but because it is fall, the days are getting shorter.
So I am not able to do my live lesson outside
at night any more because it's getting dark earlier.
So another sure sign of fall is that the days
get shorter and it starts to get dark earlier.
So you'll notice my field of soybeans isn't green any more.
But that's okay, it's a good thing.
It's almost ready for harvest.
Farmers plant crops in the spring.
They put the seeds in the ground
and they harvest crops in the fall.
So this field, the leaves have dropped.
The soybean plants are ready for harvest,
and in a few days, a large machine called a combine
will come in and this crop will be harvested.
So another thing that you will see that will make
you realize it is fall is that people will start
to decorate their homes with pumpkins and gourds.
There are two celebrations in the fall.
The first is Thanksgiving.
We just celebrated that a week ago.
And the second is Halloween, where kids go out
and ask for candy and both of those celebrations,
also involve people decorating,
so a lot of times you'll see bigger pumpkins than this
outside of people's homes and you'll see
people decorate their homes with gourds as well.
So another sure sign of fall,
you'll see pumpkins everywhere.
So I mentioned that you'll see more people
wearing winter hats and gloves.
You'll also see people drinking more hot drinks
or hot beverages.
Beverages is another word for drink, by the way.
They'll drink more tea.
They'll drink more coffee.
They'll drink a lot more hot chocolate
because in the fall, the weather gets chilly.
That is probably the best way to describe
the temperature in the fall.
It is chilly.
By the way, Miroslav, thank you so much for the mug.
It says "Love the world", Bob the Canadian,
and then it has a really nice maple leaf here
and it says "Canada."
Awesome gift, I really really appreciate it.
Well hey, that was just a nice little English lesson
about the season of fall, the season of autumn.
Remember it has two names.
I'm Bob the Canadian, and you are learning
just a little bit more English with me.
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