A Little Bit of Encouragement for English Learners

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2022-03-01・ 2927

Learn English with Bob the Canadian channel


Every few months I like to make a video for English learners to teach them some new phrases, and at the same time I like to use those phrases to encourage them. This English lesson will do just that! It makes sense that as you do something difficult like learning English that you are encouraged by someone, and that you also learn how to encourage someone! Anytime I can be a positive person in your life as you continue learning English or in your life in general, I hope it helps you to be kind to someone else in return. In this English lesson I will do two things. I will give you some encouragement and I will teach you some English sayings we use when we give others encouragement. After all, a friendly voice, a kind word, a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a smile or a bit of laughter instead of a frown can be a great way to start your day. So I hope you enjoy this English lesson about encouragement, and I certainly hope that you feel encouraged! P.S. I hope you were able to learn a little bit of English along the way! 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… This video was edited by Ember Productions: https://audreyember.com Thanks Audrey! -- 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

Instruction

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Learning English can be a lot of fun,
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but sometimes it can also be a little bit discouraging.
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Sometimes you're trying to learn new vocabulary
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and you can't remember it
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or you're learning a new verb conjugation
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and it just doesn't make sense to you.
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So I thought today would be a great time
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for me to create an English lesson where
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I teach you five different English sayings,
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and those sayings are actually sayings
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that we use to encourage someone.
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So in this lesson, I'll teach you those sayings.
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And I hope that you stop feeling discouraged.
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If that's how you're feeling.
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And you start feeling encouraged
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as you continue to learn English.
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(upbeat music)
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The first English saying I wanted to teach you
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is the saying,
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it's a marathon, not a sprint.
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When we say it's a marathon, not a sprint,
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we're talking about two different types of races.
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As you probably know, a marathon is an extremely long race.
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It takes a few hours to run a marathon.
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For me, it would take several hours.
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I don't even know if I would finish.
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A sprint, on the other hand,
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is a very short race where you go as fast
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as you can for about 15 seconds, or in my case,
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probably closer to 17 seconds.
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And you just try to expend all your energy at once.
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So the reason I like this phrase
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when I'm talking about learning English is this.
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Sometimes people think they can learn a whole bunch
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of things really quickly
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and then they'll know the English language.
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Learn how to speak English in 30 days
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or learn how to speak English in 45 days.
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But the reality is learning English
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is a marathon, not a sprint.
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You need to take your time.
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You need to set a pace.
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You need to set a routine
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and it's a okay to stop and walk every once in a while.
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You don't always need to run as fast as you can.
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So that's the first English saying that I wanted to
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teach you to encourage you while you're learning English.
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It's a marathon, not a sprint.
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The second English saying I wanted to teach you
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is the saying mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.
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Now an acorn is the little nut that falls
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off an oak tree and an oak tree is one
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of those gigantic trees that we have that are just
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beautiful to sit under on a sunny day.
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It's nice to sit in the shade underneath a mighty oak tree,
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but mighty oak trees don't appear overnight.
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You don't put an acorn in the ground
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and come back a day later
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and there's a gigantic tree that you could sit under
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to shade yourself from the sun.
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No.
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Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.
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This means that anything that's worth doing,
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anything with majesty and beauty takes time.
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And I think this is very true as well
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of learning the English language.
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You can't rush it.
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Sometimes you have to think about it this way.
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If you want something flashy and quick, you can do that
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but it doesn't have majesty or beauty or depth to it.
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But if you take the tiny seed
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of learning English and you plant it and you water it
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and you nurture it, and over time, over a few years
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you will start to see the fruits of your labor.
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You will start to see a mighty oak appear.
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So mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.
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It's a great phrase
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I think that will help you feel a little more encouraged
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when you're learning English.
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The third phrase I wanted to teach you today is the phrase
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there are no shortcuts to success.
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Now, a shortcut is
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like a quick way to get from one place to another.
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You can go the scenic route
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or you can take the long way around
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and you'll probably see a lot more cool things.
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But usually there's also a shortcut,
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a really quick way to get from one place to another.
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When we say there are no shortcuts to success
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what we mean is that you have to do the work.
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You have to do the whole journey
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in order to get the success that you want.
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Imagine a tall mountain.
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And there's a path that you can use to hike up the mountain
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but there's also a road where you can speed
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to the top really quickly in your car.
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When you get to the top, if you take the shortcut
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someone might say, did you see the incredible view
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halfway up the mountain,
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or did you see that amazing waterfall?
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And your response would be no, you missed it.
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So again, when you say there are no shortcuts to success
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what we mean is that going the proper way
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doing the work and working hard is always better
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than taking the quick and easy route.
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So the third phrase for you
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there are no shortcuts to success.
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The fourth saying
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that I wanted to teach you today is the saying
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stop and smell the roses.
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Now, this is a little bit similar
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to the last example I gave.
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When we say to someone, you know
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you need to stop and smell the roses, or don't forget
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stop and smell the roses.
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It means that when you're doing something
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if you go too fast or if you don't do it properly
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you will miss some beautiful things along the way.
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If you're walking through a garden
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you should take your time to stop and smell the flowers.
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Don't just look at them,
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take some time to appreciate their beauty.
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Appreciate the smell that they give off,
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stop and smell the roses.
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So when I talk about learning English, I think about this.
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Don't forget to listen to music.
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Don't forget to watch funny TV shows.
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Don't forget to read comic books.
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Don't forget to do all
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of the things that make learning a language like English
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super fun and enjoyable.
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So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
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The fifth saying that I wanted to teach you is
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the saying slow and steady wins the race.
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I know this sounds a little bit
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like the first one where I talked about marathons
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and sprints, but the saying slow
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and steady wins the race means this.
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You should make sure you do everything carefully.
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Set a plan for learning English,
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create a routine for learning English.
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Make sure you're doing a lot of reading, writing,
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listening and speaking,
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make sure you're learning new vocabulary.
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Make sure you're learning a little bit of grammar.
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Slow and steady wins the race is a great saying
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because it means you need to think
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about all aspects of your English learning.
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Don't go really fast and miss something.
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Don't just do a lot
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of listening because it's really easy to do.
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Make sure that you go slow,
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make sure that your pace is steady.
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Make sure you have a routine
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and that will certainly help you learn a lot of English.
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Well, thanks so much for watching
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this little English lesson.
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I hope the of five sayings that I taught you
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help you to feel encouraged
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as you continue to learn this fun and crazy language
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we call English.
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Give me a thumbs up
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if this video helped you learn a little more English
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and I think you've heard me say this a million times.
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If you have a little more time,
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why don't you stick around and watch another English lesson?
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