31 Days of Learning English – TUESDAY 15th October – improve your English – CENSORSHIP/ BAN – DAY 15


oh that’s better
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 really hope
so I wonder how many people in the
world would really like to put this over my mouth I’m sure there must be quite a
few you out there some of you watching right now maybe
hello and welcome here we go then where are we what day is it oh my goodness
it’s Tuesday I hope you are feeling good today it is
great to be with you once again on day 15 yes we have made it all the way
halfway through October with yet another 16 days still to go so we still have 16
more days to go with our daily live streams for those who are wondering yes
I am here every day during October and it has nothing to do with brexit I can
promise you right now 31 days of live English to celebrate my 13th anniversary
on YouTube can you believe this year I will have been doing this for 13 years
and there you can see the times and also the days basically I am with you every
single day during October am I crazy maybe I am the first person ever to do
this I think I might be oh oh mr. Duncan oh look at you he was such a
groundbreaker a person who is a groundbreaker
or if a person breaks new ground it means they do something that has never
been done before maybe they go in a certain direction that is never been
pursued or maybe they try something that has never been done before so perhaps I
am breaking new ground here by doing a daily livestream every single day how do
I feel after 15 days I feel alright actually to be honest with you in the
morning when I wake up higher I always feel a little bit excited because I know
I am going to be live on YouTube with you I hope you are feeling good lots of
things to talk about today some big topics today first of all we are going
to talk about censorship censorship there are many
words connected to this particular action so when we say censorship we mean
something that has been disallowed or removed and so on later on we will take
a look at this particular subject and of course the reason why I’m mentioning it
is because at the moment in the news a lot of people are talking about
censorship in certain countries we will talk about that later on however what is
trending today well besides the obvious trending across the internet today
apparently is this people are urging each other to delete their Facebook
pages completely so not just don’t use Facebook for a few days they are
actually encouraging people to completely delete Facebook altogether
and not use it for various reasons of course we are talking politics it is
very hard at the moment to escape that particular subject if I was honest with
you so this is what is trending at the moment
hashtag delete Facebook apparently people feel that Facebook is being
unfair to those who are running for political power in certain countries
that is all I am saying if you want to add your opinion you are more than
welcome to do so because of course we have the live chat the live chat is now
on however the big question is who is first on the live chat on this Tuesday
the 15th of October 2019 oh hello – Andrea hello Andrea are you excited are
you happy I really hope so because you are first on today’s live chat bravo Bravo well done
you have a very quick finger your finger is very fast
yeah man is here hello I am yo man how are you I have been waiting for a long
time do you mean you have been waiting for a long time to say hello to me oh
okay then well I hope it was worth it I hope it was worth the wait hello Julie
Julie says just a quick hello so I get the feeling Julie is doing other things
today that’s fine I know many people many of you out there have other things
to do so even if you only give me a few minutes of your time I will be ever so
grateful I really will grace is here hello grace also Anna Belarusian one of
our moderators of course Amit is here Giovanni hello also – Amit Ramzan hora
and also – Patrick hi boys and girls can you still say that I didn’t think you
could say that anymore I thought you had to say hello humans Louie Louie is here hello Louie nice to
see you here today it’s Tuesday it’s Tuesday we are still a
very long way from Friday I’m sorry I I have to break this news to you but
it is still a very long way from Friday however I hope my livestream will cheer
you up and don’t forget I am here every day
during October let’s have a look outside what is the weather doing today
oh it looks quite settled it is very autumnal today so I would say that it
really does feel like autumn it is a little chilly but not too cold there is
heavy cloud but fortunately there is no rain so
today it is very still very autumnal I think that is the best word I can find
to describe today’s weather I can’t think of any other hello to salami
hello salami hello also to Andrea Miriam also the Dewan Toyland
hello Toyland I have a feeling that Toyland is going to be very busy soon do
you know why can you guess Luis Mendez is here we are talking about censorship
today mmm Oh mr. Duncan you are choosing such a big topic well I suppose one of
the best things about being here every day is you can choose many different
topics to talk about during your time live so when I’m here live with you I
can actually choose lots of topics also I can choose maybe something that is
trending maybe a particular buzzword or maybe an event maybe a movement there
are many movements happening at the moment so when we say movement we mean
people acting on a certain issue or cause so the movement is normally a
group of people who are being active they are responding to a certain issue
or cause so for example I suppose in London there have been many protests
taking place over the past few days by people who are concerned about climate
change and that is happening right now in London so you might describe the
extinction rebellion as a movement they are trying to make changes they are
concerned about a particular issue so they will become active in that area
however where we talk about people protesting quite often you might find
that there is a certain amount of suppression or maybe censorship of
certain topics and certain issues so sometimes protesting is not allowed
or maybe it is discouraged hello also – Nasia
hello Anna hello vinamra hello vinamra hello good teacher to paint the lessons
of life on the canvas of our heart I am lucky to have a teacher like you good
evening from India hello to you as well I know I have a lot of people watching
at the moment in India guess what I am having some Indian food tonight for my
for my dinner or my evening tea or my evening supper depending on how you want
to describe it so tonight for my evening dinner I am actually having some Indian
food very nice zoo seeker is here as well
Kristina hello Kristina I feel I might be wrong
but I feel as if I haven’t seen you for a long time am I wrong or is it just my
brain starting to dissolve in my skull I don’t know now see ya hello – you also
buy an salad also Andrea wow so many people already on the live chat and now
we are up to date Christina says there is a movement about the global warming
in the world yes that is something I just mentioned that is going on in
London and also around the world let’s not forget that a lot of people around
the world are also protesting they are making their voices heard they are
making their concern public pachoo sir what is your opinion
on the students that are learning more by TV and videos than textbooks well
what I always say I always say certain people will have certain ways or maybe
their own way of learning something so you might find with some students they
might not enjoy reading textbooks all the time so they might find other ways
to improve their learning skills whatever the subject may be in my case
of course it is English so maybe people will watch my videos they will watch
movies because they want to hear English being used so I suppose it depends on
the subject but it also depends on the student so maybe in schools especially
in schools nowadays they do often use multimedia sources such as video or the
Internet to to teach their students so it is very common now to see students
with laptops or tablet devices in front of them in their classroom so to be
honest with you I think I think the times are changing as far as education
is concerned so many students are now getting their information or their
teaching material from different places so maybe they are watching movies maybe
they are watching YouTube videos like this one for example so I think there
are many ways of learning anything in fact I find documentaries on television
quite interesting so sometimes maybe a subject that I don’t know much about I
can learn about that particular subject from watching television maybe a
documentary about history or maybe it is a documentary about a certain part of
the world so I think nowadays because we have so
much information around us and so many ways of getting it I think I think it’s
fair to say that many people nowadays young people older people old people use
many different types of learning material to help them with whatever
subject they are trying to learn I hope that answers your question so we are
here today and of course we are talking about many things today we are talking
about censorship and also I suppose I should mention this as well as we head
through the week we are coming towards the brexit deadline so here in the UK we
are making some big decisions this week many negotiations are taking place to
try and work out what will happen at the end of this month on the 31st of October
the UK is supposed to be leaving the European Union oh my goodness g50 1998
asks how are you I’m okay I feel pretty good I had a really good night’s sleep
last night as you know I don’t like losing sleep I always like to have a
nice solid seven or maybe eight hours sleep pradeep asks mr. Duncan have you
ever tasted Indian kur made of rice and milk with
dry fruit I haven’t tried that it sounds like a type of dessert it also sounds
quite yummy as well mmm very nice hello also to Abdul if you are having to do
something please tell me about the meaning of having to do well if you are
having to do something it means you are doing something that you have no
choice about so you are being forced to do it you are having to do it so maybe
your teacher tells you that you must do your homework tonight so you are having
to do it you must do it so in that respect you are in the process of being
told that there is something you must do you have no choice because you are
having to do it you have no choice yes here please can you tell the world not
to overuse plastic well this is a big issue at the moment part of the climate
change issue that many people are talking about yes I think plastic has
become quite a problem around the world hello also to Kristina again you are
wrong mr. Duncan I follow your lessons every day but sometimes you don’t see me
in the chat oh ok then that might be the reason why mm-hmm
Meeker is here hello Mika guess what I have received your photographs because
Mika has been away has been to a very beautiful scenic part of Japan and I’m
glad to hear that you managed to avoid the terrible typhoon that hit Japan a
couple of days ago so I’m glad to hear that you escaped that however you did
mention in your email that you were delayed so your return journey was
actually delayed because of the giant typhoon Luis Mendez mr. Duncan I don’t
think that there is free information anywhere in the world newspapers TVs
belong to billionaires for example Rupert Murdoch is a person who owns
quite a lot of the media however over the past few months he has been forced
to sell many of his shares and so he doesn’t have quite as much
control now as he used to so that’s just to be fair I’m just being
fair there I’m not taking sides of course we can say that the world that it
is that it is worse in countries like China or maybe Egypt I’m not going to
comment on Egypt because I’ve never been there
however I have been to China and can I just say yes censorship is pretty much a
way of life in China so that is something I can talk about from
experience the strange thing is when I was in China there was a period of
relaxation taking place as far as censorship was concerned and the reason
for that was because the Olympic Games were approaching so as you know in 2008
the Olympic Games took place in Beijing and before then many people in China was
starting to be a little bit more open the media was not being controlled quite
so much TV had a little bit more freedom reporting became less restricting or
less restricted so this is something that happened before the Beijing Olympic
Games occurred however as soon as the Olympic Games ended everything reverted
back to how it was so the internet was open so the years preceding the Olympic
Games the internet in China was quite open you could look at many many
different web sites Western web sites then after the Olympic Games ended
pretty much as soon as the Olympic Games ended all of those draconian laws and
the way in which the media was controlled and all of the
censorship returned which included the blocking of many Western websites
including this particular website that you’re watching right now so YouTube is
actually banned in China it is blocked in China and that occurred just after
the Olympic Games ended in Beijing interesting times LOUIE LOUIE the most
important thing is to learn so all methods are good yes if it works for you
do it that’s what I say that’s what I say hello to Andrew hello Andrew nice to
see you here probably brexit will last for about two years it seems like
somebody is making money on it I’m not sure well already don’t forget already
don’t forget that the referendum occurred in 2016 and here we are now
approaching 2020 and still there is no decision so who knows what will happen
there are some commentators saying that it might not happen at the last moment
everything will change and it won’t happen who knows the deadline is the
point in time that something must be completed yes I actually mentioned that
word yesterday so yes I did mention the word deadline yesterday
there it is so when we say deadline we mean a moment where something must be
done by or before that is the point at which something must be completed I’ve
been asked to talk about a word that they heard yesterday and this is
something that was mentioned yesterday during the political chitchat maybe on
the TV or radio I’ve been asked if I could explain this
word austerity so when we talk about austerity austerity means that something
is done strictly or enforced something that is done with importance or urgency
something that is done harshly and as I said the word strict is often linked to
austerity so in in the case of the UK austerity meant the cutbacks so money
was being spent less on certain things like the health service or maybe public
spaces so in that respect austerity meant cutting back the
spending on public services here in the UK and that has been going on since 2008
so yes around a decade so we have had a whole decade of austerity cutbacks
serious cutbacks harsh strict and that is what austerity means to do something
strictly it is enforced I like learning English so much says Ahmed well I’m very
glad to hear it I’m pleased to hear that you enjoy doing that there is a daily
newspaper called the Metro in Belgium we have the same newspaper here so if you
go on public transport on your way to work in the morning you will see lots of
free newspapers normally on the buses or on the trains so you can take one and
that is also called Metro isn’t that strange so I wonder if the publication
here is connected to the publication in Belgium who knows yes the one here is
all so free so you can actually pick the
newspaper up on the train or before you get on the bus
so yes hello mr. Duncan and everybody Thank You Kathy nice to see you here
today it is strange isn’t it it is very strange to think that I’ve been here
every day in October but do you think it’s a good idea is this good is it a
good idea for me to be here every day teaching you do you think it is a waste
of time maybe you think it is boring who knows
let me know what you think sweet life is here also Rahul is here as well Thank
You Rahul nice to see you here on the live chat we are going back in
time we are going back to 2013 on this very day the 15th of October when I was
doing my special month of English lessons so let’s see what I was talking
about on this day in 2013 yes my lovely red curtains are back baby
oh hello good morning and welcome to day 15 of 31 days of dunked over how are you
this morning are you fine are you dandy I hope so
here we are with another short lesson and don’t forget later I will be sending
some special hellos around the world to some special places do you
exaggerated if a person exaggerated s’ then they make some things seem more
than it is or was for instance they add things to a personal event to
make it appear more exciting and dramatic they make their situations seem
much worse than it really is they add details to a personal story
that were not originally there these things are exaggerations a slight
ache becomes a terrible pain a light downfall of rain becomes a heavy monsoon
a tiny fish you caught with ease becomes a giant shark we often exaggerate things
as a way of getting attention the biggest something is the more dramatic
and important it becomes of course if you exaggerate too much then people will
stop listening to you so it is best that you only do it occasionally an
exaggeration can be described as a tall story you have embellished the details
of the event you have blown the thing up to make it more dramatic
the classic big fish tale is a good example of an exaggeration it took me 20
minutes to catch that fish it must have weighed over 40 pounds as I pulled it
from the water it darn near tore my arms off of course I had to put it back in
the lake and I had no camera with me so I couldn’t take a picture of it but it
was huge it was ginormous it was a whopper sometimes
person might exaggerate when they are feeling unwell oh I feel terrible
my head is splitting in two I think I might pass out at any moment please take
care of me give me some attention it is not unusual for someone to use very
dramatic phrases after hurting themselves
ouch I just cracked my head on that low doorway this aching tooth is killing me
I tripped on the stairs the other day I almost broke my neck I thought I would
die of embarrassment the dog nearly took my hand off there are many ways to
describe exaggeration to overstate to stretch the truth to tell a tall tale to
amplify to make a mountain out of a molehill to embellish the truth to blow
something out of proportion to make too much of something to lay it on thick we
all exaggerate things from time to time those tall tales and wildly embellished
stories add a little drama to the day but it is best not to do it too often
because once a person believes that you are always stretching the truth then
they might have trouble believing you when it happens for real did you do there we were going back in
time way back to 2013 I hope you enjoyed that ooh
and for those who are wondering yes this is 31 days of live English and I will be
with you every day during October Oh what do you think about that well it
would appear from your comments that many of you like the fact that I’m here
every day so that’s nice hello mr. Duncan your efforts are outstanding
and the step you have taken is appreciated a lot I like that so what
what course of content should be followed to teach beginners of the
spoken language now if we are talking about people who are starting English
with no English whatsoever I would always suggest using books something
that is written down something that is shown very clearly quite often you can
find books that have pictures and also words as well so I always find that if
you are starting English from the very beginning you need to teach some basic
words and the best way to do that is with a book and quite often you will
find beginners books or beginners courses in the form of a book and inside
you will often find photographs or illustrations with the basic words and
also maybe a basic explanation of the word and if you live in a certain
country and you were learning English you might also find that there is a
translation from English to the native language as well so it does depend to be
honest Pat you says some people are less
concerned about global warming even though they do not believe that global
warming is going to happen what do you think
from my own point of view well I have to be very careful because I know that
there will be people who disagree with me and also agree with me so I have to
be very careful what I’m saying but I suppose there is definite evidence but
the problem is and this is the problem that I always face when I’m talking
about these issues is the environment is something that changes over a very long
period of time in some cases we are talking millions of years unfortunately
human beings that’s us only have very short lifespans so each
one of us will just appear on this planet for a flash for a moment it is
like the blink of an eye so when we talk about the age of the earth and then we
talk about one human beings life it is microscopic so it’s very hard from our
point of view to see the overall chain or the overall event so we are just
seeing a brief snapshot of what is happening around us so I think sometimes
it is hard to come to a conclusion however you can I suppose make
scientific studies to work out if things have changed over the last 30 40 or
maybe a hundred years but the problem is human beings have very short lives that
is the big problem so it is a little bit like watching one second of a movie and
then being asked to tell everyone what the plot is or what the story is about
so it’s a little bit like that so from my point of view it is hard to judge
what is really happening however I don’t think we can dispute the fact that
something is happening I hope I explained that well hello also
to amat hello Emmet resolver hello resolver hi mr.
Duncan big hugs for you thank you very much Belarus es s something that is I suppose
is true if you want to make enemies just say what you think now I am a person who
will often state or say what I think or feel this is one of the things mr.
Steve’s mum always says about me she says I like Duncan do you know why I
like Duncan it’s because he says what he thinks if you ask him a question he will
give you the answer he won’t try to give you an answer that you want to hear he
won’t try to coat the answer with sugar to make it all sweet so for example
sometimes maybe a person might ask me Oh does this hat suit me what do you think
of this coat and if I don’t like it I will say I don’t like it it looks awful
so yes that is what is happening I’m not going to have hello Riza Riza if you are
going to promote your podcasts can you please ask me first it is a little bit
rude to just come into someone’s live stream and start promoting your own
podcast yes that might be Center ship but it isn’t it is actually courtesy so
if you are going to come onto my live stream and promote your own podcast
can you please first of all ask if I mind or ask permission in other words
don’t be so rude I’ve been asked to explain the word though well quite often
we use though in English to mean despite or despite the fact so when we are
adding something to a comment or when we stressing one thing and then we are
saying even though that thing exists something else can happen as well so
though can mean despite also it can mean however however so the word though has
more than one meaning sorry mr. Duncan yes I should think so you don’t just
come onto someone’s podcast or someone’s livestream and then promote your own
without asking so yes I think I think I am being fair I put a lot of time and
effort into this let me tell you hello yeah man I think it’s half true and half
false because you are going to be tired and it’s not pretty it’s not boring it’s
100% useful but if you are not tired it is very good
please can everyone tell me his opinion you mean my opinion or their opinion yes
so do you think this is a good idea doing this every day is it a good idea
or is it a terrible idea so we’ll have to wait and see hello to Cristina again
the glaciers are melting yes we can see that happening you are right it is a
very big problem in the world there are fires in the Amazonian forest and also
time passes quickly yes those things we can see they are definitely happening
because they are current events and in some cases they are being directly
caused by people so yes mm-hmm you might say that climate
change is something that is happening gradually however there are definite
events taking place that show that something is going on and it isn’t good
talking about something that other people disagree with especially when we
are talking about the government mm-hmm or things that are maybe controversial
you might find that there will be censorship censorship so when we say
censorship we are talking about the removal or the covering or the hiding of
something that might be controversial or maybe information that some people might
use in the wrong way so censorship is something that is is
common and it has been around for a long time
censorship was around during the Second World War before the Second World War
after the Second World War so to censor something is to hide
something remove hide you take something away from
the public domain you stop something from being seen you try to suppress
certain information I suppose another word that you can use is control so when
we talk about censorship we can also talk about control you are controlling
what happens around you now control of course can be used in many ways so to
control can mean steer so maybe you will control an aeroplane or control a car as
you are driving control can also use be used
to talk about censorship so when we have censorship it is a form of control so
that is why we use this word in relation to censorship another word you can use
when we are talking about censorship is suppress so when we suppress again it is
hide you hide something you push something from clear-site something
cannot be seen anymore something can not be read so you suppress something quite
often a topic of conversation might be suppressed you might stop people from
talking about certain subjects so when you suppress you also have censorship so
censorship means to suppress you suppress information you suppress free
speech suppress another one we can use hide hide if you hide something it means
you put it out of sight somewhere where it can’t be seen so
hiding something well you can hide yourself you can make yourself disappear
by standing behind a tree or out of sight or maybe in the shadows so hide is
often related to censorship so you hide something you make sure it can’t be seen when you want something to go away you
will often you raise it so to erase something it means to make it disappear
arrays quite often especially in this day
of Technology you might find that certain essays or certain things that
have been said on social media might be a raised so you arrays what has been
said you make it go away you arrays and whence more quite often
with censorship you will erase information you will erase something
that has been said maybe something that has been written or something that
happened in a past and there are instances of things that happened in the
past maybe terrible events maybe something done by one country to another
and maybe the person who did the terrible thing tries to erase history
and it has happened then we have this word again a word that is used a lot ban
ban now you can also say banished which
means to send away so if you banished something it means you send it away you
make it leave it is no longer visible so the word ban means stop you stop
something from happening you put a hold on it you ban that
particular thing so ban is a form of censorship however sometimes we will ban
things for the safety of other people so maybe we will ban smoking so that isn’t
censorship so if you ban smoking you are doing it because you want to help other
people to stay healthy so sometimes the the banning so if you ban something it
isn’t necessarily censorship so this word
has more than one work one meaning and one use if you ban something of course
you can be banned from a country so maybe if you say something bad about a
certain country maybe that country will ban you from going there oh he’s an
interesting one if you publish something and you want people to read it but maybe
parts of the text are actual things that you want to keep secret or you want to
keep them private you will read act so redact means to
remove something by obscuring it so quite often you will redact
text so if you publish a report and maybe there are parts of the report that
you don’t want to show you will redact you will take away those parts so they
can’t be seen a quick hello to the live chat because I haven’t forgotten about
you don’t worry I will be going soon by the way mr. Duncan do you have any
comment regarding the MBA issue with China well this is something that is a
hot topic so this is an actual hot topic at the moment and as I mentioned near
the start of today’s live stream I did live in China for a few years so I know
all about the way in which the Chinese media and also the Chinese government
will censor what people hear and see and say and I can give a very good example
of that I used to teach adult English classes in China in fact I used to teach
all ages but something very strange used to happen during my adult classes and
this is what would happen I would be doing my class I would be there standing
in front of all of my lovely students talking to them and
suddenly a couple of men would walk in and they would say nothing to me
and they would go to the back of the class and they would sit there for about
ten minutes whilst I was teaching so I would just carry on as normal
I wouldn’t say hello to them or anything so they would come in and they would
stay for about ten minutes and then they would just walk out that’s it so they
would come in sit down and then just walk out and I asked one of my students
the first time this happened I asked well what was that what happened then
and they said oh they’re from the government they’re just coming into your
classroom to see and hear what you are doing they want to see if you are saying
anything bad or anything wrong so they often will come in and they will listen
to what is being said in the classroom so even I was spied on by the Chinese
government one night I received an anonymous phone call from someone and
they said Mr Duncan I must tell you now be careful what you say on your
telephone because your phone line is being listened to and then the person
hung up they put the phone down these things actually happen to me so when we
talk about censorship in China I know all about it because I was on the sharp
end of Chinese censorship I really was I won’t I don’t want to hear people
abusing or using swear words you don’t have to do that we can have a polite
conversation here thank you very much and no I am not censoring that person if
you want to say something say it in a polite way please thank you very much so yes Chinese politics is a very
complex subject it isn’t just about banning something it isn’t just about
censorship it also has a lot to do with control not outside China but within
China itself I would imagine that YouTube is going to censor my video
today so I would imagine that there will be no ads appearing on this video
restrict ah there it is there is the word yes I think YouTube might restrict
the adverts on my video this video because of the subject so even YouTube
will sometimes censor the people who make videos on YouTube so don’t forget
sometimes YouTube will censor what people say on YouTube and you know that
I have a very strong feeling about free speech and freedom you either have it or
you don’t it is never open for negotiation that’s
what I think so I always feel very lucky that I live in England I live in the UK
where you pretty much have 100% freedom you do however even here over the past
few years certainly since 2001 there has been a lot more censorship taking place
here in the UK as well so sometimes you will restrict things so if you restrict
it means you withdraw something or you take something away so it can’t be said
or done or seen you restrict some things mmm another word I’m going soon wow I
can’t believe how fast this hour has gone curtail curtail also means to stop
something so you could tale something limit is
another word which can be connected to censorship you limit something you limit
so maybe you have a lot of freedom and maybe that freedom will be reduced over
time so you will limit you will have a cutoff point for what people can say or
do limit another word curb again curb means to restrict or hold back so if you
hold back something you curb the thing in question so you might curb political
free speech you might curb what people can print or say on TV you will put a
block on something you will hold something back curb ooh he’s a he’s a
very strong one eliminate oh dear now this is a word that can be used in
many many ways eliminate means to make disappear you
make something vanish you remove it sometimes by force so if you eliminate
something you remove it you make it disappear and there are many ways of
doing that some rather horrible ways of doing that to keep people quiet
sometimes you have to eliminate them oh yeah wipe again if you wipe something it
means you remove so maybe you wipe a tape or maybe you wipe a video recording
you remove it so it can’t be seen anymore Kirt again you can cut something out you
can cut something so it can’t be seen maybe you have a video recording that
shows a politician doing something very naughty maybe that will be cut from the
video it will be removed they will edit the video and remove it so if you cut
something you cut it out you remove it you take it away from public view this
word is used a lot when the media is told not to report on a certain subject
blackout so we might have a media blackout we might have a blackout and
that means that a certain subject or topic cannot be talked about or reported
there is a blackout so we can use this also to describe the failure of the
electricity supply so if your electricity goes off at night we can say
that there is a blackout also if you stop the newspapers from reporting or
the television stations from reporting on a certain issue or subject that is
also described as a blackout and finally delete you take something away you
remove it forever and ever it cannot be seen again so if you delete something
you make it disappear you erase the thing you delete the thing maybe you
delete an email maybe there is an email that you don’t want people to see you
will delete the email you will make it go away
talking of going away I am about to go away because it’s now three minutes past
three o’clock here in the UK thank you very much I hope this has been
interesting I have enjoyed myself I love coming here every day and of course I am
here every day 31 days of live English during October 2019 Monday to Friday 2
p.m. Saturday 12 p.m. just after midday and Sunday 2 p.m. as well I will see you
tomorrow for day 16 of 31 days of October thank you yeah man Thank You
Rahul thank you also to wrong Thank You Andrea thank you also to Eric bye mr.
Duncan and everyone thank you very much I hope you’ve enjoyed this today it’s
been very interesting I must admit these are subjects that you
don’t see many English teachers talking about because they are a little afraid
however you should never be afraid to express what you feel Rahul says Tatar for now thank you mr.
Duncan Thank You Billy thank you very much thank you Milla ver Thank You Irene
thank you bye Ann pal Mira thank you to everyone what a lovely livestream this
has been I really don’t want to go I wish I could stay longer
I really do okay maybe maybe another five minutes I will stay with you here
is something that mr. Steve and myself were talking about the other night and
quite often when we sit down together we will talk about many different subjects
and we were talking about life before cellphones so because mr. Steve and
myself we of a certain age we can actually
remember what happened and what life was like before we had cell phones so
nowadays a lot of people take it for granted that they can walk around with
their phone and they can always be in touch with their family and friends and
they can send their messages and they can take their Instagram pictures so yes
that is something we are going to talk about tomorrow
so mr. Steve and myself we were talking and sometimes we talk about many deep
topics so tomorrow we’re going to talk about what we did before there were cell
phones oh my goodness how strange is that
and that is something we’re talking about tomorrow
on a live chat thank you yeah man thank you also to Abdullah back over I hope I
pronounced your name right Thank You mr. Duncan many new words today as always
well where we talk about censorship I suppose we should also quickly look at
the other words we can use as well and these words are the opposite so we have
freedom freedom is a word that means to be free to do and say to be able to walk
outside and enjoy the fresh air so you have freedom so most people see freedom
as a human right you might describe freedom as being something that is
expected so freedom and then we have Liberty
well Liberty basically means freedom as well you are free to do things you have
freedom you have Liberty so Liberty means to be free to do and express
yourself you have freedom I suppose also we could use choice so
when we talk about freedom we mean you are free to do you are free to see here
and also choose so when we talk about freedom we might often talk about choice
you can have a choice so maybe you want to do something or maybe you don’t want
to do something it means you have a choice openness is also a word that is
often used when we talk about freedom freedom openness the ability to express
yourself without any repercussions so when we say repercussions we mean
punishment or maybe something that will happen to you because you did that thing
so repercussions openness means to be free and finally now here is an
interesting word when you see this word you often think that it might be a
negative word but in fact this is a positive word emancipation means to be
free or to be freed from your shackles quite often we will use this word in
reference to the abolishment of slavery so emancipation means to be freed from
the chains or to be freed from slavery I hope you’ve enjoyed today now I am
definitely going I thought I would do the freedom at the end of the lesson
because it seemed very suitable thank you for joining me today I hope YouTube
doesn’t punish me I hope they don’t take away all my lovely adverts because I
will really miss that 3 pounds 50 I really will Louie Louie and before the
internet it was another world as well yes we are going to talk about that too
we are going to talk about what life was like before we had cell phones a little
interesting maybe also I am in the kitchen tomorrow I will be doing a
little bit in the kitchen as well thank you bye Anne thank you very much
Cristina I am definitely going now it is coming up to 10 past 3:00 this is mr.
Duncan saying you can catch me on these days there they are
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  • You are the best teacher I had ever seen. My thanks is always for you. My English has improved a lot with you.🙏🙏

  • I just missed this live and the reason is that I was watching some of your old videos.😣😣Thanks God this video is recorded so I can watch it later on.

  • I like your videos that are so interesting and I hope I will continue until at the end of the last lesson. Thanks for teaching English.

  • Hello mr duncan, every single lesson you are doing is coming smoothly just because of your lots of efforts.can we say "we have lingering summer". thank you from karachi, Pakistan

  • I like watching the live streams, but when I have time to watch the lesson again it´s fantastic! It´s difficult to follow what you say during the live streams , read what students write on the live chat and write something, all at the same time. I´m not good at multitasking. Thank you for your lessons, Misterduncan. You are adorable! I love your lessons but most of all I love you.

  • It’s a wonderful idea being here with us each day…you make a perfect work, very efficient ..so Thank you so much MR Duncan for your daily efforts

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