English Conversation - Daily Routine (with vocabulary) (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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2020-09-23・ 53601

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Hello everyone. And welcome back to English with Lucy. Today I have a very special guest.
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This is my fiance, William. Hello everyone.
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Will has never been on this channel before. No.
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So it's an honour. It's been long overdue.
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It has. So I've seen that many of you have requested a video on daily routines. So I
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thought it would be a good idea for us to have a conversation and tell you about our
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daily routines. And then I'll pick out some vocabulary to show you. So this is a fantastic
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listening lesson, pronunciation lesson, because you can see how we pronounce specific words.
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Don't forget to switch on subtitles if you need them. And to make this even better, I've
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created a PDF sheet for you, which contains all of the key vocabulary. All you have to
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do to download that is click on the link in the description box and sign up to my mailing
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list. It will be sent directly to your inbox. Also, don't forget to share your own daily
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routine in the comment section down below. I'd love to know what time you wake up, what
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you eat for breakfast, what you have for lunch, what you have for dinner, and also what time
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you go to bed. So first I think we should introduce ourselves because although we are
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getting married, we live quite different lives, don't we?
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Couldn't be more different really. Yeah. So we live in the same house, but we
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have very different jobs. I am an English teacher, but I work on YouTube.
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And I am a farmer and I work mainly outdoors on the farm.
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Yes. So quite the unique pair I think. My first question for you is what time do you
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usually wake up? Usually I would wake up at 5:30 to 6:00.
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Yes, but what time do you get up? But I get up at 6:00.
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Yeah. So there's an important difference between wake up and get up. When your eyes open in
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the morning, you wake up. But when you leave your bed in the morning, you get up and Will
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has a big problem. This gap between waking up and getting up is getting bigger and bigger.
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Isn't it? I've gone from setting one alarm to three
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alarms. Three alarms, and I have to lay next to him
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hearing each alarm. So I have a very different job. I, well, I wake up at 5:30, at 5:45 at
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6:00 with Will. But I keep on sleeping and I get up at 7:30. But something very important
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happens between that time frame I think. I feed the pets and I bring up a couple of
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coffees. Yes. So very important. In the morning when
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Will gets up before he goes to work, he brings me a coffee in bed and we try to have a coffee
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together. It's a nice routine to have, I think. Yeah. It's a good start to the day.
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Yeah. But it's interesting because Will's job isn't the same all year round. In summer
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you're really, really busy. I mean, what time do you wake up in the summer?
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4:30 normally. Really, really early. So in the UK, we have
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very long days in the summer and very short days in the winter. If you're from Norway,
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Sweden, or anywhere more up North, you'll think, "What are you complaining about?" But
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I remember when I was teaching English in Spain, people were surprised that the sun
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would rise at 4:30 in the morning in summer and then set at 10:00 at night. But then in
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the winter, the sun doesn't come up till 9:00 and then it can set at 3:30. So it's a big
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difference. So your days in summer are so much longer.
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Yeah. So let's move on to having breakfast. I normally
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have breakfast at around 8:00. When do you have yours?
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Either 7:30, before I go out to work again or at 10:00.
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Oh yes. Because you go out and come back in for a break.
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Yeas. Yeah. And what do you usually have?
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Normally I would eat a bowl of cereal or I'd have a plate of toast.
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Toast. Yes. Or on a special occasion, bacon sandwiches.
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Very special. Bacon sandwiches on special occasions, or
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what about a full English breakfast? Only on weekends.
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Yes. So this is a really famous breakfast in the UK. The full English where you have
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eggs, sausages, bacon. Black pudding.
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Black pudding. What's black pudding? I don't think some of my students will like it.
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You don't need to know then. It's sausage made out of blood. Black pudding,
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hash brown. Hash browns.
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It's like fried potato. Baked beans. French toast.
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Yeah. Toast fried in oil. And we often have a cooked tomato and cooked mushrooms as well.
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So it's a huge breakfast, very high fat. And we normally have it if we have drunk alcohol
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the night before. Yes.
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So it's something you'd have if you are hung over. You can have a hangover or you can be
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hung over. This is important. They need to know it. Because I think they see the English
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breakfast sometimes and think that, that's what we eat every morning. And that's not
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true. No.
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You have to be really hungry for an English breakfast.
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We don't. No. We don't eat every morning. I would say
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maybe five times a year. Yeah. Not a lot.
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Five times a year. If we go to a hotel full English. Sometimes we compress it down to
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a flinglish. Can I have a flinglish. So for my breakfast, I nearly always have it at around
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8:00 and I normally have porridge. So that's oats and milk cooked with some fruit like
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banana, nectarines, or plums at the moment. And in summer I use blueberries and bananas.
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Delicious. So the next thing that I do after breakfast
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is I do some exercise. In American English, it's more common to say I work out. And we
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do say this, but it's not as commonly used in British English. I do a workout. Yes. But
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I work out. I mean, would you think it's more American?
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Yes, definitely. Yeah. So I either go to the gym and do an
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exercise class or I stay on the farm and I go for a run. I go for a run. If you do exercise,
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what do you do? I do a lot of walking all day. So 80% of my
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day will be walking. And we have a Fitbit that tracks every step we take, every move
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we make. And that tracks our steps every day. Yeah. And we have a competition. So you can
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see all the steps that our friends and family have done. And if Will remembers to wear his
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Fitbit, he always wins. It's so annoying. I run 10 kilometres and I still don't beat
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Will because you just spend all day walking. So all day, nearly every day I will be lifting
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bags, shovelling grain, just a lot of physical work really.
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Yeah. So you said shovelling. Yes. Shovelling.
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So that's to use a shovel or a spade. It's the verb of using that. I think that was a
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good one. And grain. Grain is basically seeds like wheat, barley, oats, and a thing like
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that. That's what Will grows on his farm. So Will also does some work in a little gym
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that we have set up. We have put in place downstairs and I see you do lots of-
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Bicep curls. Bicep curls. Squats.
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Squats. I do some squats at the gym sometimes.
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Yes. And bench presses as well.
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Yes. Bench press. Those are the three that I really see you
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do. Yep.
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Yeah. Anything else? What else? Press ups.
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Press ups. When you're down going like that. And some chin ups.
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Oh yes. When you pull your body up like that. Yeah.
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I hope you enjoyed my demonstration of that. I won't be starting a fitness channel. One
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thing that takes a lot of time for me is doing my makeup and doing my hair. It's a long process.
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I'm exactly the same. Exactly the same. Why else do you think I get up at 4:30 in the
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morning? You got to look good for those fields. I also
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spend a long time writing scripts and doing a lot of researching because I'm always learning
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as well. So I have an idea for an English lesson in my head, and then I'll spend a full
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day researching and writing the scripts for the next day's filming. So on a Monday, I'll
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do the research and the writing. On a Tuesday, I'll do the filming. On a Wednesday, we'll
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get all the editing done. And then on the Thursdays and Fridays, I'll do more admin
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work. So looking at my accounts, the finances, replying to emails, sending emails. It's a
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full time job. Yeah.
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It's a full time job. It is.
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Will has a very specific lunchtime. What time is it?
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1:00. 1:00 is lunch time. It has to be lunch time
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because that's when Will's dad has lunch as well. And you work with your dad.
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Yeah. Yeah. So at 1:00 every day we come in and
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we have lunch and we both have different lunches, don't we?
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Yes. Yeah. We hardly ever eat the same thing.
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Yes. I normally have a sandwich. In the winter I always have soup. I love having
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something warm for lunch because I'm quite a cold person. I get cold very easily. And
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in the summer I nearly always have salad, but not boring salad. I like to make interesting
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salads with different seeds. I like to use butternut squash.
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Yep. Yep. So that's similar to pumpkin. Some cheese
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like feta cheese or mozzarella. And I try to include a bit of protein like chicken or
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fish as well. In the UK we to have a light lunch and a heavy dinner. I know this is different
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in some countries and cultures. I remember when I lived in Spain, we would have a big
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lunch and then a lighter dinner. And this was really hard for me especially as the dinner
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time was so late. Whereas in England we eat dinner quite early.
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But before we talk about dinner, what do we do in the afternoons? When I know one thing
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that I often do is I walk the dog. I love taking our dog Diego on a long walk across
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all the fields. And I think he loves that too.
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Yes he does. He loves it. Okay. Let's talk about dinner
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time. Here we normally have dinner at around 6:00. Although sometimes in the summer we'll
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have it later. Maximum 8:00, right? Yeah, latest.
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Yeah, latest 8:00. And what do we typically have for dinner?
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Our meals are quite varied. We normally eat fish twice a week.
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Yes. So one of my favourite dishes is to cook salmon with lemon, asparagus and potatoes.
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We have that every single week. Don't we? Yes, we do.
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And then we have other fish like tuna, sea bass.
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Sea bream. Sea bream. Haddock?
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Sometimes yes. Basa as well. I love Basa. We do eat a lot
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of fish, two or three times a week. One of Will's favourites is steak. So I do that every
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now and again. We do it on the barbecue. Yap.
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And we also like doing chicken and salads inspired by the Italians. We do a lot of prawn
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linguini with lemon and sun dried tomatoes. That's delicious. And then on a Sunday we
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often have a very traditional British meal. The Sunday roast. Sometimes I make it myself
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and sometimes we go... Well more often we go to the pub.
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I think more often we go to the pub. Definitely. Definitely. I love going out on
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a Sunday afternoon for a Sunday roast. A Sunday roast is made up of one meat.
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Yeah. So typically turkey, chicken, lamb, pork, or beef.
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Yes. One side of potatoes. Roast potatoes. So roast potatoes are very
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special. You peel them, you boil them. Then you cover them in fat, like an oil or sometimes
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duck fat or goose fat. And then you put them in the oven and cook them until they're golden
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and crispy. They are so good. They are delicious.
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They're amazing. And every British person thinks that their parents, their moms or their
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grandma's Sunday roast potatoes are the best. And then vegetables, you'll have two to three
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or more. Could be more. Your mom does four different
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vegetables. She loves it.
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She does such a good roast. Okay. Let's say for different types of vegetables
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will be on your plate as well. That would be broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, carrots.
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Carrots, parsnips. Parsnips. Yes.
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That's the one vegetable that I... I will eat it. There's nothing I won't eat, but parsnips,
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I would not choose to have them. They're too sweet for me. But often with chicken or with
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turkey, because they're birds, they have stuffing, which is... What is stuffing?
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Stuffing is made up of chopped nuts. Onion.
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Onion. Flour.
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And some herbs and they're all blended together and made into a bowl.
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Yeah. Really.
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And it's quite doughy. He's quite heavy. And then we also have Yorkshire puddings, which
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is like a big... It's like a big fluffy pancake almost. The mixture is the same as pancake
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mixture, but it's very light and airy. It starts off with this size and it grows and
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grows. And if I have one, I always give it to Will because it's just too much food for
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me. And Will accepts.
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He does. And then the best bit is the gravy, which is a meat sauce made from the juices
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of the meat and you pour that all over and it's absolutely delicious. Let's move on to
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the end of the day. What about baths or showers? Because I prefer a bath, but if I have to
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wash my hair, then I'll have a shower. And I normally have it in the morning so that
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my hair can be clean for the rest of the day. When do you have yours?
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So every night before I go to bed, about 9:30 to 10:00. I have a shower.
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Yeah, just before bed. I never have a bath. I can't fit in baths.
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So Will is six foot six or 1.98 metres tall, nearly two metres. So baths are often not
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an option. What time do you normally go to bed?
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I normally go to bed between 10:00 and 10:30. Yes. So we go to bed quite early, but obviously
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it's because we wake up quite early as well. Will wakes up very early. But after Will wakes
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up in the morning, I find it hard to go back to sleep. So I also go to bed between 10:00
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and 10:30. We would like to know what time you wake up and what time you go to bed and
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any other information of what you do and at what time in your own daily routine. Please
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write it down below in the comments section. Right. So that's it for today's lesson. I
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hope you enjoyed it. And I hope you learned something and don't forget to download that
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PDF with all of the vocabulary from today's video. It's really, really useful. Just click
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on the link in the description box. If you want to see more of us, you could check out
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the vlogging channel. It's called Lucy Bella. Again, there is the link down below. We show
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our life on a farm in the English countryside and don't forget to connect with us on all
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of our social media. My Facebook, my Instagram, my mailing list. And you can actually find
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Will on Instagram if you want to. We'll put that down there. Right. We will see you soon
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for another lesson.
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