Free English Class! Topic: Things That Go Together Part 2! πŸ‘ŸπŸ§¦πŸ·πŸ§€ (Lesson Only)

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Have you ever noticed that in English some words seem to come in pairs? It's like they are friend with each other! Welcome to this English lesson about things that go together. Please note this is part 2. If you are interested in the first lesson it is right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd8QmXV2wT0 As you may have learned in that lesson, there are times when you learn one English word, and there is another word used at the same time. It's a good idea to simply learn both words right away. Some words just go together! In this free English class you will learn some of these word. I hope that after this English lesson you'll be able to use all of these words pairs easily in your next English conversation. In this free English class you'll learn word pairs like: toss and turn, odds and ends, bells and whistles, the birds and the bees, bow and arrow, pros and cons, salt and pepper, ups and downs, back and forth, and many more! I hope you enjoy this English lesson about common word pairs! Have a great day! βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

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Hello and welcome to this English lesson about things
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that go together part two. If you recall we did a lesson
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earlier this month actually at the end of April. So about six
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weeks ago about English words that commonly go together. Um
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these are words where I think in the last lesson we did words
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like mac and cheese in the last lesson we did words like lock
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and key. Um they're words that if you learn the one word you
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might as well just learn the other word as well because
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they're often said at the same time. So this is part we're
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going to learn about 30 more word pairs in English that just
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go together. Uh they just go together really really well. So
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welcome to this lesson about things that go together part
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two. To toss and turn. So when you don't sleep well. In
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English we often will say oh I tossed and turned all night. Or
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I ate a big bowl of ice cream. Tonight I'm not going to sleep
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well. I'm going to toss and turn. So you can just say I'm
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not going to well or you can say I didn't sleep very well
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last night. That would be a fine way to describe it. But
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this is a very common thing to say in English. Um I had bad
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dreams last night and they made me toss and turn all night. So
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basically what it means is that you're rolling around in bed.
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You're not just laying there sleeping nicely. You're kind of
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like laying on your side and then lay on your other side and
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then lay on your back. You're kind of moving throughout the
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night because something is preventing you from having a
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good night's sleep so then you toss and turn. Um last night I
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did not toss and turn all night. I had a good night's
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sleep which which makes me happy and in a good mood. Fish
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and chips. So I'm not sure how common this is in like the
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United States. I'm sure in parts of the United States it's
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quite common. But I know in Britain and in Canada we have a
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specific kind of restaurant that sells fish and chips. The
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town where we sell flowers in also has a fish and chips shop.
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So fish and chips are again French fries with fish. So
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there's fish it's usually here I think it's halibut or cod. Uh
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and then it has French fries with it. Which our British
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cousins probably call chips. Uh but we call them French fries.
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But if you buy them with fish at a fish and chips store then
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we call them chips. So it's the only time in Canada where we
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say fish and chips and use the word chips to talk about French
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fries. Cops and robbers. Is a very common game for kids to
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play. When I was a kid sometimes my friends would come
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over and some of them would pretend to be cops and other
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kids would pretend to be robbers and we would play cops
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and robbers. So usually this phrase is used to talk about
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kids playing pretending to be a police officer pretending to be
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a robber. Uh we often played cops and robbers when I was a
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kid. Uh the robbers would pretend to steal stuff and hide
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And then the kids who were pretending to be cops would try
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to find them. It was it was a fun game. We also played hide
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and seek. That's where one person counts with their eyes
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closed and everyone else hides and then that person has to
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find them. I think in French it's called Cash Cash. But cops
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and robbers another game that kids sometimes play. Odds and
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ends. So this is an interesting one because most people that I
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know have a drawer in their kitchen like this. It doesn't
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have forks and knives and spoons in it. It doesn't have
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like dish towels in it. It has all different things. And we
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would call this a junk drawer in my family. And it's filled
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with odds and ends. When you say something is filled with
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odds and ends it means like this drawer I think it has a
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screwdriver and some tape and a stapler and some pencils. Uh I
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think there's even batteries over on the far side. This
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looks exactly like our junk drawer. It's just filled with
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all kinds of different things and we would call those things
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odds and ends. Um I'm wondering if some of you have a drawer
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like that in your house where it's just filled with odds and
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ends. It has all different things in it. Bells and
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whistles. So this doesn't actually refer to bells and
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whistles. A bell is a big thing that rings like bong bong and
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then a whistle is like something that a referee would
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have during a sports game. But when we use the phrase bells
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and whistles. We mean that you bought something and it has all
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of the available options. Like he bought a car with all the
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bells and whistles. It has power windows and it has GPS
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and it has a stereo and it has power steering and all of these
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things are none of these things are options anymore but it has
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air conditioning. It has intermittent wipers. So when
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you buy something and say that it has all the bells and
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whistles. It means that you've bought something where instead
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of the basic model you've spent extra money to get all of the
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really cool features. Often we'll use this when talking
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about a car. You know oh he bought a new sports with all
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the bells and whistles. So ladies and gentlemen. I don't
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start my English lessons this way. But this is a common thing
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for people to say when they're talking in front of a group of
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people. So a lot of times when you're doing some public
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speaking. You'll start by saying ladies and gentlemen
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welcome. I'm glad that you came this evening. Tonight we're
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going to talk about and then you would say whatever you're
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going to talk about. Often when a student gives a speech at
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school. If there's in the crowd. They will start by
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saying ladies and gentlemen, fellow students, friends and
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family and then they'll give their speech. Um so most often
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I hear this when someone is giving a talk. When someone is
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presenting some information to other people. They'll start by
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saying ladies and gentlemen welcome to this live English
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lesson. That's how I should start every week. Maybe I'll
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change and be a little more formal. Drinking and driving.
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So there are word pairs for bad things in the world. Um when
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you talk about someone who is driving under the influence of
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alcohol someone who is driving while intoxicated. The informal
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way to talk about that is to call it drinking and driving.
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You know he got a ticket because he was drinking and
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driving. He was consuming or had consumed alcohol and then
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was driving his car. He was drinking and driving. So those
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two words often are seen together people make signs
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saying stop drinking and driving or you know raise the
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fine for drinking and driving. A very it's a very serious
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offence by the way in Canada. You should not drink and drive.
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Safe and sound. We use the words safe and sound. Usually
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when someone goes somewhere and when they let us know that they
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arrived. They'll often say yes we landed at the airport and
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we're in Holland safe and sound. Or yes we arrived at our
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destination safe and sound. And it just mean that you arrived
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there and the trip went well. Uh everything is going really
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really good and you're happy and safe and sound. So it means
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there was no accident on the way. It means usually that you
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didn't lose anything on the way. It means that everything
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went as planned. So you arrived safe and sound. In fact one of
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my kids went on a trip a couple weeks ago and the first night
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they were there they sent a text message saying that they
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arrived safe and sound that they had checked into their
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hotel and they were looking forward to the next day. So
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safe and sound. Wine and cheese. I think we should blame
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the French for this. I'm not 100% sure. But often when you
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go to a party there might be some wine and cheese. Often
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when you have cheese to eat at a party in North America and in
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many parts of Europe. There will also be wine. I hope I
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just said that right. When there's cheese there will also
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be wine. Cheese and wine just naturally go together. When
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you're eating some really good cheese. Some really well made
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cheese it can be nice to have a glass of wine with it. The two
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flavours go together really really well. So it's common
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sometimes to go to a party and for someone to have a cheese
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platter and to serve wine with the cheese. And we even call
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them wine and cheese parties sometimes. Oh I'm going to a
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little wine and cheese party at my brother's place to celebrate
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the fact that they bought a new house. They might have a little
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wine and cheese party. Hug and kisses. So we often in a card
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if we're sending a card to someone we love we might put in
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the at the end of the card you know from Bob hugs and kisses
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and then we actually put Xs and O's. Um so an X and O in
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English and probably in other languages means hugs and
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kisses. I think the X is a hug and the O is a kiss. I'm not
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sure. But hugs and kisses is something we sometimes say I
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don't say it but you know my I think my grandma used to say it
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like she would sign a card like have a good day hugs and kisses
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from grandma. Uh and then she would put X's and O's.
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Sometimes people who are dating will do that. You know a girl
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will send a boy a card and and say you know thanks for the
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roses on Valentine's Day. Hugs and kisses your girlfriend or
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something like that. But yes. Definitely hugs and kisses are
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two words that go together. The birds and the bees. So the
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reason I have a picture of a person covering their face is
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because this is an embarrassing one to talk about. The birds
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and the bees I guess I should just be honest is about talking
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about sex. The birds and the bees is a way that we refer to
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sex in a without using the word sex. Often times when parents
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are explaining to their children how animals and people
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reproduce when they're explaining to their kids how
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that works. They'll call it the birds and the bees. They'll say
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you know my son's getting older and it's important that I talk
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to about the birds and the bees. So he understands how
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that works. Spaghetti and meatball This one's a little
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easier to talk about. Spaghetti and meatballs is a very common
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way to eat pasta with a meat topping with sauce. So if you
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go to a restaurant you can order spaghetti and meatballs.
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It'll look exactly like this. You'll get a plate of pasta
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noodles with a tomato sauce and some meatballs on it. When I
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was a kid whenever we had spaghetti we had spaghetti and
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meatballs. My mom would make meatballs she would fry the
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meatballs in a frying pan she would cook the noodles in
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boiling water and she would heat up some pasta sauce from a
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jar. Sorry to all of you who might think that's not good. Uh
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and we would have spaghetti and meatballs. A very common meal.
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So when you go to a restaurant you can order a hamburger and
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fries. Uh fish and chips. Or spaghetti and meatballs. Now
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you know three different things you could order if you were at
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a restaurant. Socks and chews. Um so these kind of go
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together. Uh sometimes when we go somewhere let's say we're
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going to go on a hike. I'll say to my kids make sure you wear
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socks and shoes. Instead of sandals or flip flops or all of
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those other types of footwear which aren't good for hiking.
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When you go on a hike there's lots of rocks and sticks. And
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so I often say to my kids you need to wear socks and shoes.
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Um at our school students are required as part of their
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uniform to wear socks and shoes. You can't go barefoot.
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Which would be not wearing socks. Shoes. So quite often
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these two words will go together especially when
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talking about what you should be wearing at a certain place.
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You need to wear socks and shoes when you go to school.
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You can't wear open toed sandals or you can't just go
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with bare feet. Sweet and salty. I think last lesson we
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talked about sweet and sour. There's also a common flavour
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for chips and other things here called sweet and salty. Here
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you see that there's granola bars that are sweet and salty
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and there are there is a bag of popcorn that's sweet and salty.
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So this is exactly what it says it is. It's a snack that has a
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salty taste but also a very sugary or sweet taste. And it's
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a very cool mixture of the two flavours. Just like sweet and
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sour is very yummy. Sweet and salt can also be yummy as well.
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Of the two here I do like sweet and salty popcorn. In fact
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there's a kind of popcorn here where they have caramel corn
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mixed with popcorn with cheese on it and salt and it's very
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very yummy. It's a yummy sweet and salty snack. Obviously
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there's salt and pepper. Uh every household that I know of
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has salt and pepper. Sometimes people put salt and pepper on
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the table when you have a meal so you can put your own salt
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and pepper on the food. When you go to a restaurant in
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Canada if it's a restaurant where you it down. The table
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will have salt, pepper, usually ketchup and maybe some other
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kind of sauce that you can use. But salt and pepper very
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common. You know you put salt and pepper on your eggs. Some
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people put salt and pepper on their salad. If you watch a
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cooking show when they're done cooking they'll often put some
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salt and pepper on the food just before they serve it. Um
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and we had a question last week or last I think last week about
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hair. Uh salt and pepper here would be kind of like my hair.
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Where there's some dark parts and some lighter parts. So a
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little bit of salt and pepper. Bread and butter. So this
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doesn't actually mean what you might think it means. On the
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far side you'll see a picture of bread with some butter on
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it. This is not what the phrase bread and butter is used for.
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When we talk about bread and butter in English we're talking
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about what someone does as a job. So my bread and butter is
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teaching. Jen's bread and butter is selling flowers. Um
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my sister's bread and butter is that she's a nurse. So when you
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talk about Someone's bread and butter. You're talking about
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what they do to earn money in life. So if someone said to me
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you know hey what's your bread and butter? I would say oh I'm
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a teacher. And if someone was describing they their job they
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might say yeah I do a lot of work on houses. Um I put roofs
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on houses that's my bread and butter. So it's the main job
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the main thing that person does in life. Their bread and
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butter. Knife and fork. So probably the two most common
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utensils in North America would be the knife and fork when
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eating a meal. The spoon is also popular. But the spoon
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yeah the spoon is used for soup cereal desserts but often when
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you go to have a meal you will eat a meal with a fork and
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knife. You don't always have to. But almost every meal we
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eat here I eat with a fork and knife. So those two words often
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go together as well. When you go to a restaurant when you sit
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down there will be a fork and knife and spoon for you.
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Usually you use the fork and knife for your meal and if you
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have soup you would use the spoon but the fork and knife
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for some reason go together I think there's even a nursery
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rhyme about that isn't there? That the that the fork run away
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with the spoon though maybe. I shouldn't talk about nursery
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rhymes. Tweedle D and Tweedle Dumb. So this is kind of a
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funny one. This is a phrase it's kind of insulting and we
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use this to talk about two people who are very similar.
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They don't have to be twins. But if there are two people
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that you know that kind of look similar or two people who dress
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the same way or two people who are friends you might call them
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when they're not around you might refer to them as Tweedle
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D and Tweedle Dumb. Uh it's an older phrase. I haven't heard
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students use this phrase for a very long time. But I used to
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work with two teachers who were very similar. They were the
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same height they liked the same things and sometimes when they
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weren't around we would call them Tweedle D and Tweedle
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Dumb. Have you seen Tweedle D and Tweedle Dumb? So anytime
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you refer to two people. Remember it's somewhat
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insulting. So be careful if you use this phrase. And also not
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very common. But it made me giggle when I found it when I
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was doing my research because Jen and I have used this phrase
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before. Ups and downs. So in life there are things that make
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you happy like the person on the far side. And there are
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things that make you sad like the person right here. And we
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call them the ups and downs of life. Life has its ups and
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downs. So ups would obviously be a day that goes well. And
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downs would be referring to a day that doesn't go well. But
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we we don't use these words separately. They always go
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together. So you would say oh I had a good day. The other day I
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had a day but you know life has its ups and downs. Or maybe
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someone is really sad. And you want to try to make them happy.
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You might say to them hey just remember life has it has its
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ups and downs. You're just going through a tough part of
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your life right now. Things should get better. But yeah
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definitely life has its ups and downs. Back and forth. I could
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not find a good picture for this one. But when something
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goes back and forth it goes like this. So I found a picture
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of a person pulling a trailer. Sometimes when someone pulls a
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trailer the trailer starts to go back and forth. Behind the
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car or behind the truck. I don't know if you've ever seen
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that. So the phrase back and forth refers to anything that's
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moving like from one side to the other and back again. So
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you could say like a flag in the wind goes back and forth.
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It just kind of flaps in the wind. Um but this was the the
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best picture I could find. It's a top view of a person pulling
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a trailer that's going back and forth. Hopefully you can see
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that. And then to and fro. We don't use this phrase a lot
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anymore but if you have a pendulum and you pull it and
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let it go the end of the pendulum will move to and fro.
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It's basically the same as back and forth. It's just an older
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phrase that you might read in a book or you might hear in an
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older TV show. I honestly haven't heard this phrase for a
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long time but you might hear it in a while. Something can move
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to and fro. Yin and yang. So even though this isn't
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originally English we do use yin and yang when we talk about
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things. We use it when we talk about things that have two
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parts that are kind of different from each other. But
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together they make something whole. So you might say
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something like day and night or good and evil or man and woman
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or male and female or light and dark. Whenever we talk about
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things that kind of go together but they have distinct halves.
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We might use the term yin and yang. And I'm not sure if we're
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using it properly in North America. Uh but we do say it
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sometimes and that's how we would use it to talk about two
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you know summer and winter or those kinds of things. Things
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that are part of a whole but they're they're definitely
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different from each other. Hopefully that hopefully that
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made some sense. And let's do one more and then we'll get to
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some questions. Bacon and eggs. Oh I misclicked there. Let's do
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one more and then we'll get to some questions. Uh bacon and
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eggs. So this is a very common thing to order in a restaurant
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in North America for breakfast. So bacon is obviously strip of
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meat. It's pork and eggs are obviously from a chicken. Bacon
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and eggs is a very common meal. If I go to my local restaurant
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for breakfast I could say I'll have a cup of coffee. Uh I'll
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have bacon and eggs with white toast toasted. Um and some jam.
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And then they that's what they would bring to me. So bacon and
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eggs is probably the most common. Sometimes people order
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sausage and eggs. That's another breakfast you might
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have here. Uh but bacon and eggs is a very very thing for
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people to order in a restaurant for breakfast. So now you can
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order four things. Uh hamburger and fries from the last lesson.
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Bacon and eggs. Uh fish and chips and I forgot the other
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one. What's the other one? Oh spaghetti and meatballs. So you
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can order lots of food. Pros and cons. So pros and cons
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refer to the good and the bad. When you're deciding to do
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something. Sometimes it's good to write a list of the pros and
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the cons. Let's say I was going to go I was thinking of working
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at a different school. I could make a list of the pros. I
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could say you know school is closer. Um classes are smaller.
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I would write down all of the good things about that job. All
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the pros. And then on the other side cons I would say you know
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I would get paid less. Um more responsibilities. So pros and
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cons are simply the good and bad part of something. Uh
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there's some pros and cons to being a YouTuber. One of the
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pros of being a YouTuber is that excuse me. I'm my own
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boss. I get to do whatever I want. One of the cons is that
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sometimes I make a video and not very many people watch it
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and then I'm kind of sad. Sorry. That is one of the cons
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actually. Um pins and needles. So this doesn't actually refer
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to a pin is something that you can put in the wall or in a
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piece of clothing. It's a very very sharp little it's like a
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miniature nail and then a needle used for sewing but pins
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and needles is a phrase we use to talk about someone who is
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anxious about something or worried about something or
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nervous or excited a little bit. So let's put it this way.
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Sometimes when you apply for a job you have to wait to find
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out if you got the job. And so you're on pins and needles for
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a few days. That means for a few days while you're waiting
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for them to call you back to say if you got the job you're
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like nervous but excited and worried and you're having all
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these different emotions. We would say that you're on pins
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and needles in that situation. It's not fun to be on pins and
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needles. Like when when you apply for a job or when you're
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waiting to get accepted at a university you might be on pins
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and needles. Bow and arrow. So for some reason when we talk
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about a bow we Almost always say bow and arrow. There are
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people that go hunting in this area in the fall using a bow
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and arrow. We don't say with a bow. We usually almost we
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almost always say bow and arrow. At the Olympics there
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are events where you can use the bow and arrow in order to
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fire arrows at a target. So often used in the same phrase.
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Arts and crafts. So I think I did a lesson on arts and
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crafts. I can't remember. I've done so many lessons now. But
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arts and crafts would be anytime you are painting or
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drawing or even making something. It looks like this
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person had some plates And they did some painting on the plate.
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So we would call that arts and crafts. Maybe you make little
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baskets. Maybe you create Christmas ornaments. Maybe you
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sit down with some friends and you buy some materials to make
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I don't know. I'm trying to think of other arts and crafts.
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Like little bird feeders or something. Whenever you're
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making little things out of wood or cardboard or fabric. Uh
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and then painting it or dying it. We call it arts and crafts.
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So often kids will go to camp or they'll go do something fun
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and they'll have arts and crafts in the afternoon. They
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might make some little things using a hot glue gun and little
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pieces of wood or something like that. Copy and paste go
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together. I'm not sure if you knew this but copy and paste is
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when you highlight something with your computer mouse and
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then you right click and choose copy or you click the copy
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button and then you go somewhere else in the document
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or a different document and you right click and choose paste or
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you choose the button that's paste. It's a way to duplicate
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something on a computer. And then meat and potatoes. So meat
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and potatoes can refer to a meal. So when I was growing up
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we often had meat and potatoes. That was a very common meal
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when I was growing up. Because I lived on a farm we had plenty
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of meat. And because potatoes are cheap. It's a very common
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thing to eat in North America. So when I was growing up my
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parents often made some kind of meat and potatoes for supper.
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We would always have a vegetable as well. So we would
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have broccoli or green beans or a salad. But the main part of
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the meal was often meat and potatoes. Now we also use this
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phrase to talk about a person who's just really trustworthy
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and honest and hardworking. We would say he's a real meat and
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potatoes guy. Okay. Uh I've been described as a real meat
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and potatoes guy before. Like I'm I guess I have those
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characteristics. I don't want to say what I'm actually
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like but when you describe someone as being a meat and
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potatoes person. That's what it means. Uh let me actually look
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up the meaning of meat and potatoes. Meaning of meat and
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potatoes. It says an ordinary fundamental thing and the basic
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ingredients. Oh I'm reading the wrong definition sorry here. Um
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So it says unpretentious, kind, simple and normal guy. A real
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meat and potatoes guy. So there you go. I guess as a normal
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human being is a meat and potatoes person.
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