31 Days of Learning English – 6th October – It’s time to improve your English – Small Talk – day 6


yes we have made it all away to day six
of 31 days of learning English during October 2019 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 really hope so here we are again day six for those who don’t know what is
happening every day during October I will be with you here on YouTube and
here are the times straight away without any messing about 31 days of live
English during October from Monday to Friday 2 p.m. UK time yes every day of
the week I will be with you 2 p.m. UK time Monday to Friday also I am with you
as usual at the weekend on Saturday 12 p.m. just after midday and also as you
can see now I am here right now at 2 p.m. UK time on Sunday and that is where
we are right now at this very moment 5 minutes past two o’clock here in the UK
on a Sunday the 6th of October and for every day during October I will be here
talking to you live as live can be let’s have a look outside the window because
the weather today is a little strange to say the least
rather strange there it is the Sun is now out but earlier it was raining
heavily and it’s very windy outside so today I am in the studio because the
weather is very unsettled let’s just say it is all over the place and a little
nearer oh look at that and there you can see some very ominous dark clouds
floating by just to prove that today is very unsettled we are having lots of
heavy showers so the rain sometimes is falling heavily
and there you can see in the distance many rain clouds going over and that is
a live view right now from my window so it’s looking rather windy today and very
unsettled what about the weather where you are what is it like is it raining is
it sunny is it cold is it hot I don’t know because I’m not
there you might describe what I’m talking about right now as small talk so
when we talk about things in general we often mean small talk things that we
talk about as a way of making conversation and this is the subject
that we are going to take a close look at later today I will be talking about
it here in the studio live and also we are going to take a look at one of my
very old English lessons from many many years ago I was watching the news just
before I started today’s livestream and I noticed on the news there was quite an
angry lady who was being asked if she was going to support Boris Johnson or
whether or not she liked him being in the town where she lived and well it’s
all over the Internet in fact I can’t show you the piece of video because I
have a feeling that it is now copyrighted but the the actual word and
here is the word and going to show it now because I couldn’t resist but the
lady was asked if she was happy that Boris Johnson was visiting her town and
she turned round and she said don’t mention his name in front of me he’s
nothing toe rag toe rag now that’s interesting
what is a toe rag well there it is thank you to Oxford Dictionary the definition
of toe rag in English and there it is toe rag and we often use this informally
in British English the meaning of the word toe rag this by the way is not a
very nice word a contemptible or worthless person so when we call someone
when we name someone when we insult a person by calling them a toe rag we are
actually describing them as a hated person contemptible a person who is
hated or even worthless and the origin of the word comes from the mid 19th
century and originally it denoted a rag that was wrapped around the foot as a
sock or by extension the wearer quite often the wearer of a toe rag would be a
vagrant a homeless person a person who was sleeping in the streets so there it
is I’m sure a lot of people around the world especially here in the UK I think
a lot of people will be searching for that particular word because now there
is a video and I think at the moment it is all over Twitter and all over the
internet being shared by many people a lady who does not like Boris Johnson
very much she called him a toe rag and now you know the meaning of the word
just in case you happened to watch the video clip as well oh we are so busy
already on the livestream hello to everyone thank you for joining us but
the big question is who was first on today’s live chat oh I see
mmm something very interesting happening here on the live chat and drew once
again you have a very fast finger so well done – Andrew you once again are
first on today’s live chat how do you do it what is your secret I
have a feeling that andrew is sitting next to his computer
and he is just clicking clicking clicking his finger on his mouse again
and again trying to be first on the live chat so well done Andrew you are first
again I think that might be the third day now three days in a row you have
been first on the live chat Alamgir Alan gear unfortunately was beaten into
second place and also by Ann as well grace is here hello – grace chin nice to
see you back again rowl is here as well how are you doing
mr. Duncan I am doing okay today I must be honest with you I’m feeling quite
well I am still recovering from my terrible cold that I had a few days ago
now my head is okay my nose is now clear however the cold has done a lot of
damage to my chest so I feel is if everything down here is quite
uncomfortable so I am slowly recovering I am about 85 maybe 90 percent well so
10 percent of me is not feeling very well
Tomic hello Tomic nice to see you here also Tran hello Tran where are you
watching I have a feeling you might be watching in Vietnam because I have a lot
of people watching in Vietnam Pedro oh hello Pedro nice to see you here
today we have missed you last weekend we missed you and also
during the week but I suppose you were busy during the week so it’s
nice to see you here Pedro don’t forget Pedro is one of our
moderators so please be on your best behavior no swearing no insults Luis
Mendez hello Luis nice to see you back again also one of the moderators Julie G
is here a sinner a sinner Barbosa says hello everybody hello to you as well
where are you watching at the moment Mohammad GAD is here watching in Sudan
now I know I have a lot of people watching in Sudan because I can check
you see I can actually look and find out where people are watching or where they
have been watching Massimo hello to Massimo thanks for
joining me on day six day six can you believe it every day I’m on YouTube
doing one of my SuperDuper live English lessons every day and the reason why I’m
doing it is because this year I am celebrating my 13th anniversary here on
YouTube 13 years at the end of this month on the 31st of October I will be
celebrating my 13th anniversary so I thought as a way of celebrating I would
join you every day during October so this is now day six by the way if you
want to make a donation because of course I do everything for free it costs
nothing to watch my videos and everything I’ve been doing for the past
13 years as being done for free so I have literally given 13 years of my life
to teach English on YouTube I’m not joking
also for those who want to get in touch you can follow me on Facebook and also
you can email me as talking of which I have received a very
interesting video from Belarus eeeh I wonder if Belarusian is actually on
the live chat yet I’m going to have a look to see if she is there she isn’t
there at the moment let’s see ah yes hello Belarusian I can see you now now
during the week I was talking about one particular subject I was talking about
going to the dentist and Belarus ear is actually a dentist now I’m not a big fan
of going to the dentist however Belarusian has sent a lovely
video showing the inside of her office and we are going to take a look at it
right now hi there do you know what is it well you
have shown us a lot about your life and your house where you’re living
so I decided today to show you where I work
this is my office here the patients wait for me this is the street the door this is the bathroom and here the electric chair yes this is my office here I work every day do you want to sit
here for a while well some of my patients say say they work all day long
and when they come here they like to laugh lay and rest a little that’s all
from me for today have a nice day katara now Tata for now
to Belarusian wasn’t that amazing so they’re a little insight thank you very
much for showing me your big dentist’s chair
I must admit if there is one place that I am NOT going to fall asleep it is in a
dentist’s chair I always like to stay completely conscious when I’m at the
dentist I don’t like to be put to sleep to be honest I had a very bad experience
when I was young at the dentist an electric chair now I do like the idea of
the chair being operated with electricity so it doesn’t mean that if
you sit in the chair you will have electricity passed through your body I
don’t think it’s like that to be honest thanks a lot for sharing that wasn’t
that wonderful so sometimes I do receive some very interesting videos and of
course I have to make a comment about your English as well very clear and if
you notice the subtitles the captions on the screen there they understood
everything you said 100% so I think that was pretty good by the way if you want
to see captions you can you all you have to do is press that button there
and you can have captions on the screen it’s as simple as that
Sergio is here mr. Duncan I am very excited for your 31 days of learning
English you deserve a round of applause thank you very much I think I can hear
very far away yes that does sound very much like a round of applause thank you how lovely thank you very much for your
appreciation they’re fantastic liz is here hello Liz
unfortunately I burnt the lunch what happened what is the reason for you
burning your lunch so I hope you haven’t ruined it is your lunch ruined now what
happens sometimes is when you are cooking especially if you have to cook
something over a long period of time you might get distracted and that happens to
me sometimes quite often when I’m in the kitchen I might forget that I’m actually
cooking something I might actually forget all about it and then maybe I go
into another room and I forget that I’m actually cooking something in the
kitchen so yes sometimes it is easy to become
distracted whilst cooking food so I’m sorry to hear that you have burned to
your lunch that’s not very nice is it I hope you have something else instead
Naomi says hello everybody atomic I have missed a bit of the lives
dream is that Belarusian at the dentist yes Belarus is actually a dentist and a
lot of people seem to enjoy that video clip Thank You Louis I think I would go
to your office if you weren’t too far who it sounds as if you have a customer
who wants to come and have their teeth done so Lewis Lewis would appear to be a
very willing patient franceska all over the place if
something is all over the place it means it’s chaotic so maybe a person
might be all over the place it means you are chaotic or very busy so all over the
place can mean that you are moving in lots of different directions or maybe
you are in a state of chaos you are all over the place or of course if you are
very busy you might say I was very busy today I had to go and see so many people
I was all over the place I was very busy I do like the look of Belarus ears
dentist equipment I like the color it is very soothing it’s like an orange yellow
color so yes I do like the the color of your of your dentist surgery yes of
course your English was very clear so I could understand every word and so could
the subtitles as well the captions also understood do you ever take out do you
ever take out teeth Belarusian when you pull out a person’s tooth we call that
an extraction extraction so the actual term for removing a tooth is extraction
you pull out someone’s tooth maybe because it’s loose or maybe because it
is starting to go rotten lue Emily Oh Emilio hello Emilio it is very funny mr.
Duncan she is one of your good students she has taken advantage of your
excellent classes thank you very much yes it is true Belarusian is one of my
regular viewers so it would appear that she does everything that a dentist would
normally do and that includes pulling out people’s teeth I don’t like the
sound of that that is one of the reasons why I don’t like going to the dentist
just in case I have to have one of my teeth pulled
out where is mr. Steve mr. Steve is busy today he is he’s actually in the garden
somewhere he was in the garden earlier and apparently mr. Steve has been doing
some research about alternative energy so that’s what mr. Steve’s been doing
this morning he’s been checking on on different types of alternative energy I
don’t know why I have a feeling that mr. Steve wants to reduce his carbon
footprint that’s what I think I have had many of my teeth removed especially when
I was a child when I was a young child I had to have 10 of my teeth taken out at
the same time and it was a horrible experience I did not like it I did not
enjoy it at all hello Lois hello also – Rahul what is the difference between
tell and ask well ask if you ask it means you ask for information if you
tell it means you give information so if you ask it means you normally want
information you will ask a question so you ask a question and then the other
person will tell the answer so ask tell so I will ask you a question and you
will give me or tell me the answer by an I hate going to the dentist but I do
appreciate their work me too yes I also appreciate the work in fact in the
country where Belarusian lives they actually celebrate the work of dentists
every year they have dentist day can you believe it it’s amazing
during the week I mentioned a certain word and I think it would be a good
opportunity a good chance for me to explain the meanings of this particular
word and here it is on your screen right now the word is pet pet now the
interesting thing about this particular word is that it can be used as both a
noun and also a verb as well so the word pet because during the week I was
talking about dogs I was talking about people keeping dogs so that’s the reason
why I mentioned dogs during the week there is one barking at the moment
outside my studio so the word pet well first of all as a noun we can describe
pet as an animal raised and kept at home quite often as a companion a
domesticated creature that is able to live indoors can be described as a pet
an animal that is reliant on someone to take care of it is a pet so a pet is
normally an animal as a noun it is something an animal of some sort that is
kept indoors or maybe in the garden and it is normally looked after domesticated
I love that word if something is domesticated it means if is able to live
inside the house so it the thing in question the pet is domesticated so
there you can see the word pet can be used first of all as a noun however we
can also use the word pet as a verb to give physical
attention to someone or something in a soothing or caring manner is pet to
stroke hold or give comfort to a person or animal is to pet you pet an animal so
if you stroke or hold or give comfort to a person or an animal or maybe both we
can use it as a verb you pet an animal you give them some attention you first
them you give them a little bit of tender loving care so I hope that was
helpful to you I always try my best to explain words especially simple words
because sometimes very simple words in English can have many different uses and
it would appear that a lot of people on the live chat do keep pets Cristina oh
this is interesting Cristina talks about pet therapy now yes I think
I understand what you mean by that because some people think or believe
that having a pet or an animal nearby can be very comforting so some people
feel comforted when they have a cat or a dog that comes to them for fuss or
attention so yes quite often having a pet can be very comforting and you might
describe it as pet therapy and I think maybe that’s the reason why a lot of
people have a pet because it gives them comfort and of course it’s quite
pleasant for the pet because they get everything they need so if you have a
dog then you will look after the you will feed it you will take care of
it so for the dog it is a very nice life Luis Luis Munoz says I have 17 cats 17
cats and two dogs all I can say is I feel very sorry for your dogs they must
be I would imagine that the cats chase the dogs around all the time actually
cats can be quite ferocious have you ever noticed that cats so a domesticated
cat that people to keep at home they can actually be quite aggressive Pedro says
I sometimes watch Indian Street dentists it’s hilarious
but very dangerous for Public Health well that’s Pedro’s opinion not mine mr.
Duncan why celebrate teachers day and not dentists day in France a dentist is
called doctor well again I think from my own point of view I don’t think being a
dentist is a worthless job but I do have a slight fear of going to the dentist
in fact I also have a fear of going to the doctor and also to a hospital and of
course doctors do the most amazing work so I I’m also not a very big fan of
hospitals either even if I’m visiting someone in hospital I still don’t really
want to go and that’s the reason why so it isn’t because I don’t care for the
person who is in hospital it’s because I don’t really want to be near a hospital
there is something very strange about being in hospital I think it has
something to do with the smell so hospitals or
have a certain smell and it always makes me feel quite uncomfortable Rafa is here
Oh Rafa also has a dog as well oh it would
appear that keeping a dog is very popular sit sit good dog hello also to Pradeep hi mr. Duncan it
is so nice to learn from you continuously for 31 days I know and this
is only day 6 I have quite a few more days to go
papi mr. Duncan I know that you don’t like dogs but having a pet at home is
relaxing well I used to own a dark I used to have a dog of my own when I
lived in China but unfortunately someone stole it so I actually had my dogs
stolen when I was in China so I don’t hate dogs but sometimes they can be so
annoying especially when they’re barking zoo seeker zoo seeker I think I
pronounced your name right today hi mr. Duncan sorry I’m late
because I am cycling and I’ve not arrived back home yet have a nice day
thank you very much and thank you for letting me know isn’t that lovely
Miko is he I am happy you have a good image of Japan and that is a message for
blue thunder oh I see well of course for the past few days the Rugby World Cup is
being held in Japan so a lot of people from around the world are actually
visiting Japan they are going along to the matches taking place in Japan and
the other day it was was it England against
Argentina and England one so apparently England have a good rugby team don’t ask
me because I don’t really know about rugby so please don’t ask for my advice
because I don’t know thank you very much for all of your lovely messages today
there are so many I think I think I might not be able to say hello to
everyone for which I apologize right now we are going to take a look at one of my
old lessons and the reason why I’m here today is because I’m celebrating my 13th
year on YouTube right now we are going to go back in time many many years to
take a look at an excerpt from one of my very early English lessons hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in
England how are you today are you ok I hope so are you happy I hope so in
this lesson we are going to take a close look at another fascinating part of the
English language today we will discuss the fine art of
small talk cheers the word small talk means to hold
a conversation and talk about a general topic the subject is normally a simple
or common one which will not cause any discomfort or awkwardness between the
people involved there are many popular topics of conversation when it comes to
using small talk do-do-do-do-do-do you will find that the topics used during
small talk will vary from country to country for example here in the UK we
talk about the weather isn’t it a lovely day do you think it will rain later
isn’t it cold today Oh terrible weather we are having these days I don’t like
the weather today it’s too hot did you hear what the weather forecast is small
talk is often used when there is very little time to have a full conversation
in many cases it is done out of courtesy or to be polite it is worth remembering
that there are some general rules surrounding small talk for example be
careful not to run out of things to say do you know what my favorite food is my
favorite food is bread what’s your favorite food
do you like food I like food very much but as I said my most favorite food of
all is bread do you know why I like bread because bread is very simple and
it’s very easy to prepare you can have it with butter you can have it with meat
you can have it keep the conversation interesting so as
you can see small talk is quite a common part of everyday life and it allows us
all to take time to chat even if it’s just for a few moments oh did you enjoy
that so there was an excerpt from one of my very early lessons way back in 2008
in fact so around eleven years ago that was talking all about small talk and
that’s what we are going to talk about today
so a very interesting subject some people might not be interested in small
talk but it is something that many people use quite often so here we go
small talk you will probably remember a few moments ago or you will have noticed
that small talk can be used as a noun small talk is polite conversation about
an important or uncontroversial matters points of common interest and general
topics are the main construct of everyday small talk so small talk is
normally a way of passing the time so you will talk about a very simple
subject a very basic subject and as I mentioned the weather the weather is a
very common topic topics of topics of conversation used during small talk
include the weather family other social events such as a recent
wedding or party so there are many subjects that you can use when you are
carrying out small talk when you are having a discussion about general things
that are not controversial so topics will often include the weather
very popular here in the UK we will always talk about the weather if we have
the chance because British people are obsessed by the weather they are they
are crazy about talking about weather the weather will be bright and sunny or
miserable in gloomy you might catch up on what each of you has been doing since
you last met so you might catch up with the things you’ve been doing since you
last saw each other so there is one way of using small talk we use small talk as
a way of breaking the ice or as a way of starting your conversation with a
stranger small talk can help to break that awkwardness and silence that would
otherwise be present so you can often use small talk as a way of starting a
conversation or maybe if you meet someone for the first time for example
at a party you might want to use a very common subject or a simple conversation
to break the ice when you break the ice it means you
start the conversation you break the silence so maybe when you meet someone
for the first time you might feel a little awkward
you might feel slightly uncomfortable small talk topics to avoid so when you
are using small talk sometimes it is best
to avoid these topics for example politics try not to talk about politics
because sometimes you can get into a rather heated and angry conversation
religion of course religion is also a subject that can creates some discomfort
or disagreement illness so don’t talk about your illnesses don’t talk about
the things that are troubling you if you have a physical problem maybe you have a
boil on your bottom don’t talk about that talk about something else and never
make unkind remarks don’t be cruel about other people when you are using small
talk because it will give a very unpleasant impression of your own
character if you say unpleasant things so there you can see on the screen some
uses and some ways of using small talk and the reason why we have small talk in
the first place so small talk is a thing that is common here in the UK quite
often when we meet someone maybe a friend we haven’t seen for a long time
we might talk about the weather isn’t it a lovely day isn’t it a nice day isn’t
the weather nice today isn’t it lovely what a lovely day or of course if the
weather is bad we might say oh isn’t the weather terrible at the moment isn’t it
a horrible day isn’t the weather awful so quite often small talk will involve a
conversation about simple things basic things quite often we will talk about
the weather especially here in the UK another word we can also use this word
to describe small talk so you might just pass the time you
might have nothing to do so you will just talk with maybe your work colleague
or your friend so we call this idle chat so idle chat is very similar to small
talk you will talk about general things nothing too deep nothing too heavy
nothing too controversial just idle chat idle chitchat idle conversation so when
we use the word idle what we are actually doing let me put it over there
so when will you say idle it just means you have nothing else to do you have
nothing else to do it is just idle chat idle chat very similar to small talk
another word oh if you are talking to your friend or maybe your neighbor you
might stop and have a natter so natter is another way of describing an informal
conversation maybe you stop to see your friend in the street and you say oh hi
and then you talk about general things you have a nutter
matter so matter just means to chat talk about general things matter I love that
word you have a natter here’s another word very similar chit chat you have a
chit chat if you chit chat it means again you have a very light conversation
nothing too heavy nothing too deep you have a chit chat you have a casual
conversation you chat about general things so chit chat if you have a chit
chat it normally means you have a friendly nice relaxed conversation
nothing too heavy nothing controversial here’s a very interesting one we use
this term normally in British English it might not be a word that you’ve seen
before it might be a new word for you in which case welcome welcome to this new
word banter banter so banter is a conversation that takes place where you
might make fun or be slightly insulting towards another person in a playful way
so playful insults so you say nasty things but in a polite or playful way
and recently here in the UK a lot of people have complained about definitely
and certainly it work a lot of people using banter in the office or in the
workplace so sometimes people can take banter too far you might start making
very personal insults you might say things that are quite unkind even if you
mean them as a joke so even though you are joking
sometimes banter can be taken seriously even though you don’t mean it to be
taken seriously banter general conversation where you
make fun or you pass insults to each other
banter another one now loose talk Oh loose talk now this can be described in
more than one way a loose talk is again general conversation but also it can be
careless talk so maybe if you talk about something you shouldn’t or maybe you
give away a secret so loose talk can be used in more than
one way loose talk can be general conversation or maybe you’re talking
about something you shouldn’t you are talking carelessly about a
certain topic during the Second World War
there was a very popular campaign where people were being encouraged not to talk
about the war efforts especially here in the UK and there was a slogan that they
would use they would say loose talk costs lives or also they would say
careless talk costs lives so quite often loose talk can get you into trouble
it means you say things or you talk about things you shouldn’t or maybe you
reveal a secret’ back to the live chat and then we will have a look at some
more words to do with talking about small talk hello to Pam Elle hello Pam L
nice to see you here and I like your your little icon as well very
interesting it looks like a cartoon Abdallah is here also ro sir hello Rosa
apparently Rosa and Alamgir are talking about universities now in some countries
universities are free you can actually go to university and you don’t have to
pay anything however here in the UK and especially in England you have to pay to
go to university so if you want to go to university to further your studies or to
get a higher degree of education you have to pay for it the average price is
around nine or ten thousand pounds and that’s that’s the lowest price but of
course there are many the charges as well that you have to pay
for so yes it isn’t free however you are allowed to pay for your university
tuition over your working life so once you start earning a salary you can
actually start paying for your university education so it’s a very
interesting way of doing it it’s also very controversial as well so in the
future we might see free university courses being reintroduced who knows so
here in the UK you have to pay you have to pay for university studies and of
course if you are coming from overseas it is a very expensive way of gaining
higher education quite expensive pachu hello sir I also want to know how your
child learns English my child well first of all I don’t have any children I have
no children and that’s why I always look so happy hello to Mohammad you are a great
teacher in the world thank you for your time and your effort thank you very much
that’s very kind of you I do like receiving your messages if you
want to write to me you can there are contact details on the screen now you
can follow me on Facebook by the way a lot of people don’t realize that I do
have a Facebook page and it is official it is verified so yes my official
facebook page there is the address and underneath underneath you can see my
email address as well so a hope that helps you for those who are interested
in getting in touch you are more than welcome to do so
no problem Melinda hello Emma Linda watching
in Philippines hello Philippines hello to everyone watching in that part of the
world hello also to Ian hello Ian
what is free in Argentina now if I remember correctly I think University is
free in Argentina I don’t think you have to pay to go to university in Argentina
I might be wrong but I have a feeling it is actually free unlike here in the UK
you have to pay quite a lot of money to go to university here in the UK
especially England hello to a brill hello Abril it is very sad that the
government doesn’t provide free education well we have free education up
until the age of 16 or 17 so up to that point it is free then after that you
have to pay so if you want to go to university if you want to take a higher
degree you have to pay and it can be quite expensive of course in the past
the university degree was free you could go to university and it wouldn’t cost
you anything however nowadays you have to pay
Belarusian says oh we also have private universities so I would imagine that you
have to pay if you want to go to private universities in Argentina
am i right or am I wrong Pedro is going see you later Pedro I also will be going
soon because we are approaching 3 o’clock however I will be back tomorrow
yes I am back tomorrow from 2 p.m. UK time and you can catch me every day
during October every single day another word to show you before I go rumor
I’m sure many of you know the meaning of this word rumor is a story that hasn’t
been verified so maybe if people are talking about a certain person and maybe
you are spreading a story about that particular person but maybe it has not
been verified it isn’t officially verified so maybe it is something you’ve
heard from another person and then you tell someone else
we call this rumor it is a rumor it is not a story that can be verified it is
just something that one person told another person and then they told
another person it is a rumor so it isn’t verified it is just rumor
another word very similar gossip gossip so gossip can be the actual thing that
is being talked about again it might be untrue so gossip can be untrue gossip
might be just something you’ve heard from another person so gossip can be the
thing or of course the person so the person who is spreading the rumors is a
gossip the person can also be described as a gossip a person who spreads rumors
or untrue things mmm another word tittle-tattle oh I like
this word it sounds fun tittle-tattle can also be similar very
similar to rumor or gossip so maybe stories about another person that tends
to spread between one person and another so we call this tittle-tattle quite
often you will hear this used in British English
tittle-tattle things or gossip about another person true or untrue hmm
finally before I leave you we have hearsay hearsay once again is something
that you heard from another person hearsay my friend who lives up the road
told me that mr. Steve is going to buy some environmentally friendly energy
supplying machines oh dear here say something that you’ve heard from another
person it might be true it might not be true here say I heard it from another
person it is hearsay and that is it it’s almost
time to go we are approaching three o’clock I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s
lesson mohammed gad thank you very much could you tell us about your usual live
episodes well I am with you every day I will show you again on the screen there
you can see now 31 days of live English Monday to Friday 2 p.m. UK time Saturday
I am with you from 12:00 midday just after lunchtime and on Sunday 2 p.m. so
during the month of October I am here every single day
isn’t that amazing and if you want to make a donation to allow my work to
continue forever and ever there is the address as well for that it’s almost
time to go let’s have one last look at the live chat satury know the costs of
university in my country depends always different from
your income oh I see it depends how much you earn so the more money you have the
more you have to pay for your university tuition I think so okay I think I
understand that so if your family is poor you pay nothing
so everything relates to how much money the family earns I understand Thank You
Sergio mr. Duncan I have learned English as never before
thank you for your gentle attitude to all to all of us you are the best you
are welcome no problem and don’t forget I am back here tomorrow as well 2:00
p.m. here live on youtube monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday and
sunday every day 31 days of english all the way through october Tomic rumor has
it that mr. duncan is going to tell us a few collocations for the word banter
before leaving us well banter can be described as spiteful so maybe if you
make spiteful comments but they are used or they are said in a humorous way you
might also rib someone rib so if you rib a person it means you are making fun of
them in a fun way so you rib them the spelling is our i b
rib so u rib a person you make gentle fun of that person so I hope that helps
today’s time is very short mr. Duncan yes I am doing one hour because I am
here every day so you are actually getting seven hours of English every
week seven hours and that totals 31 hours during October so
actually I’m doing quite a lot of lessons this month thank you tenure
Thank You Bella thank you also to Abril thanks to Pat Chu isn’t that nice bye
Martha see you tomorrow says Ibrahim yes I am back tomorrow
don’t worry I am here right here on YouTube
tomorrow please sir can you tell us your daily routine I am very interested to
know maybe tomorrow I will talk about that because I’m back here again with
you all see you tomorrow Thank You Jamelia Thank You Berlin thank
you so much for your lovely time today thank you for giving me a piece of your
Sunday and I will see you tomorrow at 2 p.m. UK time
this is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of English saying thanks for watching me
today I will see you tomorrow for day seven of 31 days of October and of
course until tomorrow ta ta for now 😎

4 thoughts on “31 Days of Learning English – 6th October – It’s time to improve your English – Small Talk – day 6

  • TIME CODES – click on the blue times codes to skip forward to…
    HI EVERYBODY – 3:04 'TOE-RAG' MEANING – 6:53 DENTIST OFFICE – 15:39
    'PET' MEANINGS – 26:55 SMALL TALK LESSON 2008 – 36:36

  • hello mr duncan, your consecutive lessons are improving my english surely.It was nice to see biellrussia' s office and she has a lovely accent as well.bye from karachi, Pakistan

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