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    English Addict Live Lesson – 3rd January 2020 – Public Transport Words – Modes of Travel

    January 10, 2020


    stop it stop it oh I love these
    distractions hello everyone oh look at the view out of the window at
    the moment it’s so nice at the moment what a beautiful day it is welcome
    everyone welcome to another episode yes we are live it is English addict from
    the United Kingdom you see what was happening Steve at the
    moment is outside doing some gardening and he decided to start tapping and
    waving at the window from outside into my studio and it was very distracting
    that’s all I can say hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are you
    today are you ok I hope so are you happy I hope so
    so here we are just three days into 2020 and already we are on the verge of
    having a third world war isn’t it great what a super start to a new year and of
    course if World War three breaks out I will be streaming it live right here on
    YouTube so you won’t miss a moment of it so here we go then it is 2020 not only
    that it is also Friday I don’t know what’s going on at the
    moment it seems the human race will never learn human beings will never
    learn even though it’s 2020 but to be honest with you the universe doesn’t
    care if it’s 2020 only we know that it’s 2020 only human beings have decided that
    this particular moment of time exists in the thing we call 2020 but to be honest
    with you the universe doesn’t care the cosmos couldn’t give a toss to be honest
    so here we go I hope you are feeling good today I’m
    not too bad I’m just getting back to the the normality whatever that is so life
    has been on hold for a few days whilst we had Christmas and then the New Year
    arrived so we are all just getting back to normal here in the UK I don’t know
    what’s happening where you are because I’m not there you see so I hope you are
    well we are now already at 10 minutes past 2:00 Wow was I really that late
    today I can’t believe how late I was arriving today I’m sorry about that by
    the way you can catch me on YouTube on Sunday Wednesday and Friday 2 p.m. UK
    time is when you can catch me right here on YouTube Sunday Wednesday Friday 2
    p.m. UK time I will give you the times later on just in case you missed them so
    I hope you are feeling good have you had a grand day ooh
    how grand has your day being has it been really grand or only a little grand I
    think that’s a word we don’t use very often
    you never hear people say grand anymore so if something is large
    extravagant or maybe something is very beautiful to look at it is large so
    normally something that is of a large scale can be described as grand but of
    course also something that has been enjoyable and fun can be described as
    grand we had a grand day the other day something amazing something super duper
    of course you can have a grandparent so a grandparent a grandmother a
    grandfather so we can use all of those words and they all contain that super
    duper word grande of course grande can also mean a thousand as a slang word so
    you might say my boss gave me a grand bonus last week so that actually means a
    thousand pounds so when we talk about a grand quite often we are saying 1,000
    normally concerning money so here we go let’s have a look at the live chat whoa
    what a few days it has been I don’t know about you but I always find Christmas
    and the New Year very exhausting and of course I was here with you on the 1st of
    January we were doing a live stream now mr. Steve as I mentioned earlier Steve
    at the moment is outside doing some gardening however I have a feeling that
    Steve is not going to come on today I think he’s feeling a little bit shy to
    be honest you might not believe this you might be completely surprised to find
    out that Steve is actually quite a shy person I know it seems hard to believe
    so mr. Steve the shy person that he is will not be joining us today however
    I am going to try and lure mr. Steve I am going to try to get him to come into
    the studio and join us on the live chat because I have in my hand something that
    mr. Steve loves can you see that that is a chocolate finger and I happen to know
    that mr. Steve is a big fan of chocolate fingers so on this beautiful porcelain
    plate there is a chocolate finger so this is what I will be tempting Steve
    with a little bit later on so as soon as Steve gets the smell as soon as he can
    smell that beautiful creamy chocolate I think he will come into the studio and
    join us I don’t think he will be able to resist to be honest I think he will be
    in here like a shocked as soon as he finds out that I’ve got his favorite
    snack right here a lovely fresh creamy milk chocolate finger isn’t that lovely
    I will try my best not to drop it on the floor so there it is
    so we will try to do that later we will try to tempt mr. Steve into the studio
    but I might need your help as well so please send all of your positive
    thoughts to bring mr. Steve here onto the live stream today we are talking
    about quite a few subjects one in particular public transport now this is
    something I want to talk about today and I can safely say I have never talked
    about this before it seems incredible so this is actually a subject I’ve never
    discussed before ever which I find incredible because it’s something we all
    use something that most of us use at some point in our lives public transport
    the mean of getting around so I know walking is
    good for you I know that walking is very beneficial it can keep you healthy for
    many many years it can extend your life however sometimes walking can be very
    tiring especially if you have to travel a very long way so quite often people
    will use public transport they will get on public transport so that is something
    we are talking about today we will also be talking about different modes of
    transport so can you see that their modes of transport so when we say modes
    of transport we are talking about types so the different types of transport and
    there are quite a few in fact some of them have been around for a lot longer
    than you might realize so modes of transport public transport
    we will be talking about today however we have something even more important to
    mention we have the live chat hello live chat are you ok I hope so
    so here we go live chat is up and running who is first on the live chat oh
    let’s have a look hello Sasi Lehrer hello Sasi lira or
    Lehrer I’ve not seen you before here on the
    live chat is it your first time can I say congratulations because you are
    first on today’s live chat I can’t contain my excitement I really
    can’t hello also to Julie Julie ji is here as well
    sweetness hello mr. Duncan and hi to everyone yes it is Friday the end of the
    week although here in the UK it has been a very short week because yesterday
    everyone in the UK went back to work after the long Christmas break so most
    people are now back at work here in the UK a lot of very miserable people around
    the UK who are having to go back to work after their lovely long Christmas break
    lilia hello Lillian nice to see you here again haven’t seen you for a while I
    hope you had a good Christmas and I suppose I should say Happy New Year as
    well because it is still the new year we are just three days into 2020 so yes I
    suppose I should say Happy New Year I wonder how long you can actually say
    Happy New Year for before you have to stop saying it so can I say Happy New
    Year on the 10th of January can I still say it so when does it become too late
    to say Happy New Year so can I say Happy New Year at the start
    of February can I is it strange is it silly will I get people chasing me down
    the road with large dicks I don’t know hello also to Tran Luis Mendez Luis
    Mendez hello to you a big bonjour to Paris and France Belarusian hello
    everyone hello Belarusian I noticed today you are using your normal account
    on YouTube thank you very much also Eman also 2ts nakorn Krishna curry and
    so hang cry hang cry Brahma who is watching in India a big hello to India
    at the moment so here we are now in 2020 how does it feel to be in 2020 as I
    mentioned the other day it sounds like we are in some sort of science fiction
    film 2020 the year that humanity made the giant leap forward or backwards who
    knows it’s still early days marela hello Marella Alamgir also Angelo
    we have a lot of people already on the live chat thank you for joining me today
    how lovely to see you here also fredericka Caesar can I also say
    hello to Olga and also Petros for your lovely lovely donations so hello and
    thank you for your donations you are more than welcome to make a donation by
    the way and of course you can write to me and follow me on Facebook as well hmm so the big question is will we be
    able to tempt will we be able to tempt mr. Steve into the studio I have his
    favorite snack here a lovely chocolate finger so I’m going to try and tempt mr.
    Steve into the studio at around about half past two so we will see if we can
    get mr. Steve to come in and join us because he’s feeling a little bit shy
    today I don’t know why I have no idea maybe it’s his time of the month or
    something like that who knows Angela Angela is watching in Italy Mecca recei
    or maker C hello to you watching in Algeria nice to see you as well also
    Cory lean areas here hello mr. Duncan hello everyone happy
    new year we are going to celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January says
    Lina thank you also for your lovely donation as well today thank you very
    much I received it this morning thanks a lot I do appreciate your help because I
    do everything here for free it costs you nothing so on the 7th of January some
    people will be celebrating Christmas those who don’t follow the Gregorian
    calendar hello Luciano hello also to Silvia
    hello netra pal Mira nice to see you here as well today well
    so many people are joining in now I have my lovely cameras outside I’m wondering
    if I can get a shot of the bird feeder so there it is there is the bird feeder
    that is in my front garden and mr. Steve was out there a few minutes ago
    disturbing the birds but I think he’s gone now so it looks
    like mr. Steve has gone back into the house and the birds are now feeding in
    the front garden so normally I show you the bird feeder in the back garden but
    there you can see a live view right now and you can see a black bird lurking
    around in the background oh he’s gone there’s one thing I’ve noticed about
    black birds they will often chase each other around they are not very friendly
    to each other the black birds they they don’t seem to get along very well
    especially the males so male black birds will often fight and
    they will often hold their territory very aggressively quite aggressive birds
    black birds sometimes especially during the mating season so there it is outside
    at the moment a lovely view and also we have another view looking into the
    distance you can see that the Sun is out today so we actually have sunshine at
    the moment so there is a lot of so around blue sky and it’s not too cold
    here in the UK it’s about 9 degrees which is still very warm for this time
    of year to be honest hmm live English we’re talking about
    public transport today public transport and also different modes of transport
    ways that we all get around what about you do you ever use public transport do
    you ever go out and about using public transport I will be honest with you here
    in the UK public transport here in the UK doesn’t have a very good reputation
    especially trains something we will be talking about later on so we will
    mention that later there are certain types of transport here in the UK that
    people are very dissatisfied with they hate public transport here in the UK
    hello – Eamonn hello Eamonn hello also – Cecilia and Nicole I think I’ve said
    hello to you already Lilia says you are tapping into an amazing topic mr. Duncan
    by sharing your stance on the nature of time if tree falls down in a forest and
    no one is around can you say that the tree has fallen or not or does it make a
    sound so this is a little bit like Schrodinger’s cat that is in the box so
    there is a way of looking at reality and the way that things happen around us so
    if something happens but no one sees it does it mean that it has happened is the
    cat alive in the box or dead who knows it could be both hello also –
    Julie Julie G again Thanks for seeing me here today thanks for joining me
    I always appreciate the fact that you join me so I give up my time but also
    you give up some of your time as well to watch me Lewis says in Paris the public
    transport is very good well I was in Paris last year in 2019 so I was in
    Paris and I must be honest with you I was very impressed with the public
    transport especially the underground trains very good very easy to get around
    the underground trains in Paris very impressive I thought and also not
    very expensive which surprised me a lot because here in the UK and this is
    something I’m talking about later here in the UK public transport especially if
    you want to go by train is very expensive and every year in January
    every year the train fares so the charge for using the trains goes up it goes up
    every year hello to Sudhir also hello to Wilson Wilson says in the country of
    Colombia they use a donkey as a way of transportation or a means of
    transportation so the means of transportation is the way you move
    around donkeys can go to the country by themselves carrying heavy stuff yes I’ve
    seen that I’ve seen pictures of donkeys and horses
    I believe they call them pack horses so a pack horse is a horse that carries
    goods or maybe belongings packages or suitcases on their backs
    pack horses you are right Luis Paris has a really good underground
    network says Anna yes I was very impressed
    I must admit and also I suppose another thing to mention generally is the amount
    of traffic that was in Paris moving around on the roads and how all of the
    traffic just merged together so they didn’t they
    didn’t seem to be any real rules or control on the roads in Paris so that’s
    another thing that I noticed in fact in certain ways it reminded me a little bit
    of China so in China the rules on the road are not exactly clear and I had a
    feeling that they were very similar to that in Paris
    I’m sure if I’m wrong you will correct me hello also Kelly hello Corey nice to
    see you here as well so it is the 3rd of January a brand new year
    how has 2020 been for you so far has it been a good year I know we are only
    three days into the new year but you never know apparently a third world war
    is on its way so it’s a bit it’s a bit disappointing isn’t it really
    hello also to Diego hello Diego Wilson the donkey’s are often seen in the towns
    is that a question or a statement I’m not sure hello Kelly as well thanks
    Kelly nice to see you as well we have a lot of things to talk about today yes
    there are always things to talk about and welcome back blue thunder we haven’t
    seen you for a very long time I think you’ve been busy with your studies so
    you’ve been busy with your studying and your exams so it’s nice to see blue
    thunder back with us again so welcome back
    hello also to cedilla transport has been improving over the years in Pakistan so
    I’m always fascinated to find out what public transport is like in other
    countries here in the UK as I mentioned earlier our public transport doesn’t
    have a very good reputation not very good at all especially one particular
    the type of transport which we will mention later
    so I suppose as we are now approaching 232 on a Friday afternoon I’m going to
    try and see if I can get mr. Steve to come into the studio because he doesn’t
    want to come in today he doesn’t want to appear at all he said this morning he
    said no I’m not appearing today I’m not going to I’m too shy and I thought maybe
    there’s a way maybe there is a way of getting mr. Steve to come back on and I
    think I have the perfect plan so here in my hand I have a plate and on the plate
    there is a snack and it just happens to be mr. Steve’s favorite snack it is a
    chocolate finger so what I’m going to do now is I’m going to start to move the
    chocolate finger around and then hopefully the smell of the chocolate the
    aroma of the milk chocolate will fill the air but I also need your help as
    well so can everybody out there in YouTube land please wish wish that mr.
    Steve will smell he will detect the smell of this lovely beautiful
    confectionery so after three we will start the process of luring mr. Steve
    into the studio so here we go let’s try it so I’m going to make the chocolate
    scent the aroma of chocolate will now feel the air mr. Steve is he coming as
    he detected the chocolate yet here we go be quiet everyone he’s very shy he’s
    like a little timid animal I’ve got you let’s go we’ve caught him
    everyone we’ve caught him is a little is a little he is struggling is struggling
    okay not late to Steve well I’m just trying to subdue Steve subdue him okay
    subdued you saw the change that shock to mr. Duncan it was just delicious you
    know how I like I was going to be rude there mr. Duncan everyone say anything
    please oh oh oh we live mr. Duncan to the world you’re alive now I know you
    said this morning that you didn’t want to come on but I knew that you wouldn’t
    be able to resist a chocolate finger I just Steve is very partial to a
    chocolate finger aren’t you well yes I do like them they are my favorite
    well that means we’ve got one less because what we do mr. Duncan hello
    everybody by the way this is quite unusual I’ve been on three times have
    entire mr. Duncan this is amazing in the last what since Christmas okay I’m all
    excited because I’m fired up mr. Duncan it’s a lovely day well we saw you in the
    garden well I saw you in the garden you were tapping on my window and you
    distracted me looming me no I didn’t film you but I I did see you at the
    window anyway you were very distracting because I was trying to start my
    livestream and you you kept waving to me and tapping on the window and it really
    distracted me ever such a lot well I just thought I’m coming up the garden I
    wanted to let mr. Duncan know that I may come on to the livestream today
    hmm if I was tempted hmm and sure enough I was so I thought I would just wait you
    through the windy but all you needed to have done is just like that and I would
    have stopped just acknowledged my presence I’ve been out in the garden mr.
    Duncan wished me noticed what you mean you’ve been filming me like a No I’ve
    already told you I’m not filming you I mentioned it oh oh right okay I’m glad
    to see you’re following this mean you’ve been filming me in the garden mr. Duncan
    oh I haven’t been filming oh no yes because it’s a lovely day today and I
    just thought I want to go outside there and tidy up a particular part of the
    garden which always looks a bit messy now mr. Duncan mr. Duncan viewers he
    hates me if he sees me getting out my loppers or the saw he’s always worried
    what is mr. Steve going to cut down in the garden I always wonder what Steve is
    going to do in the garden when he has his large tools in his hand yes because
    mr. Duncan doesn’t like me to cut back bushes he’s got a thing he hates it he
    likes them too just to go grow wild but you have to if anyone out there has a
    garden you have to keep it under control I do realize it starts to look messy I
    do feel as if we’ve talked about this subject many times we have but I just
    thought I would touch we’ve got new viewers who don’t know yes we have
    actually hello – can I just say hello to a couple of new viewers motivation treat
    it is my first time to catch you live and isn’t it amazing it certainly is and
    welcome Luciano’s seem to have no idea what’s
    happening I don’t know what’s happening did you hear the applause yes I did I’m
    sure you know what I think I think Steve Steve is going deaf well I’ve got these
    I take these off cuz I was in the garden of course sorry I’m a bit hot how many
    hats are you wearing I was getting very hot it’s surprisingly
    hot outside I’ve cut back have you seen what I’ve been doing in the garden mr.
    Duncan I did notice in fact we were looking we were looking at the bird
    feeder because you were lurking around there earlier but the birds have gone
    because you scared them away oh well no all right there were lots of
    as I was clearing the garden hmm there were lots of bobbing along
    I saw the Robin watching you he was watching mean he kept coming in because
    when you disturb the ground particularly Rather’s leaves or all bits of wood when
    you disturb the ground of course lots of insects are uncovered and so the birds
    like to fly in particularly the Robins have a very very tame and unafraid of
    our presence yes I think Robins are quite brave they are they they’re they
    I’m not afraid when they see something that you know they’ll come within a few
    feet of you so they start to see all the insects that I’m uncovering and in there
    go and pick them off and eat them I would describe the Robin in one word
    opportunist yes I think that’s a brilliant word so Robins the bird the
    little bird with the red breast I would describe it as an opportunist so when it
    sees the chance when it sees an opportunity it will take it so I think
    that’s one of it they will they always hang around so quite often in the UK you
    will see Robins watching the general public especially in parks and do you
    remember when we went to Wales and we actually got a Robin to land on our hand
    and we were feeding it weren’t we they’re very tame it was a
    using Robins are one of the few rare wild birds that are very tameable and
    will come very close to you if you’ve got food they can be tamed or as most
    wild birds will stay a long way away from you and fly off but Robins that
    won’t yes so I can tame Robins I can tame most
    animals but sadly I can’t tame mr. Steve I’m Daryl feral he is a ferocious beast
    if you say somebody’s feral it means that they’re they’re sort of wild
    they’re not tamed a feral beast is is is is an animal that is not tame it lives
    in the wild apparently flower Espoir hello to you
    has changed her clothes and unfortunately I now have the flu get
    well soon flower Espoir we are talking about
    something today Steve we are almost back to normal but mr. Steve is joining us
    because he’s still on holiday he’s on holiday from work so so this is the last
    time you’ll be with us for a while public public transport we are talking
    about today now my first question I suppose for mr. Steve is do you like
    public transport public transport me a man of my station and importance do you
    think I would be seen on public transport mr. Duncan well I well judging
    by your attitude I would say no well no I’ve never really traveled very much on
    public transport because and it’s the same with a lot of people in the UK
    because there is a high proportion of car ownership in the UK and people only
    tend to use public transport if it’s easy to use I mean lots of people use
    public transport because for example if you live in big cities like London
    Birmingham Manchester you can’t really dry driving
    because there’s nowhere to park there’s congestion charges so for a lot of
    people who live in big cities they have to use public transport trains buses but
    because my job involves I don’t have a place of work because I’m in sales
    so my base is at home so I have to travel to lots of different places
    during the day and different days of different places therefore I have to use
    a car that’s it well I don’t think you’re your employer your employer
    wouldn’t expect you to to do your job by catching buses up at the the salespeople
    that we have that live in London we’ve got about five that live and work around
    the London area but they do use the buses the tubes because it’s impossible
    to to use the car because you can’t get anywhere quickly and it’s too expensive
    the big problem with London and it’s a very basic problem London was built a
    very long time ago so most of the streets most of the roads in the centre
    of London are the same exactly the same as they were when they were first
    created and of course London was created a long long time ago most of the streets
    most of the roads were created before the invention of the motorcar before the
    invention of of most things that we take for granted nowadays so most of the
    streets or many of the streets in London are narrow because they never thought
    that they would need to make them any wider so they didn’t need to be wide
    because they didn’t have vehicles they didn’t have motor cars or lorries and
    that’s the reason why when you go to London the first thing you will notice
    in London is many of the streets are very narrow and that’s because London
    was was built with that same thing in mind they thought well we don’t need to
    make the roads very wide as long as people can move up and down them that’s
    all it matters and of course the population has increased dramatically so
    over the last hundred years so there are therefore lots of more people there
    caught this is of course a problem all around the world is congestion due to
    cars yeah I think in this country we have think there’s at least a hundred
    million cars something like that in the UK that’s a lot and that’s what about
    sixty million people there’s at least one for every person and and of course
    in the UK a lot of people will be living in in countries that are much much
    bigger than the UK but in the UK is quite a small country is that yeah well
    that’s interesting I don’t want to talk about this too much because we have
    about a hundred things to talk about today around a hundred things to talk
    about oh I won’t be here for all of it I’ve counted them I’ve counted them
    hundred things how many of you got through so far non public transport is
    something that we use quite often what it was going to mention Steve last night
    they were talking about the Australian fires so a state of emergency now in
    Australia where wildfires are occurring all over the place but it was
    interesting that they showed the the scale of Australia compared to the UK
    yes and and Australia is huge it is it really is a huge country well
    technically it’s a continent but the UK is tiny it’s so small compared with
    Australia well it’s only that from the top of
    Scotland to the bottom of the of England it’s only about 600 miles yeah but that
    what’s that about a thousand kilometers so most people don’t actually appreciate
    just how small the UK is but also how large of the countries are especially
    Australia it’s a huge place it takes to fly from one side of Australia to the
    other Steve takes hours well I know I know people that have gone on holiday to
    Australia are thinking about we want to go out
    to Australia on holiday and the and the thing they would say is I enjoyed it but
    I spent most of the time traveling hmm because to get to anywhere difference in
    the UK I mean that the width of the UK for example is only 300 miles there
    about 500 kilometers wide and I said about a thousand kilometers long but you
    wouldn’t ever go to the really top bit so in reality you’re only working with
    it with an area for about 3 500 by 500 kilometres most that you would ever go
    to visit yes but the thing is another thing worth mentioning is we hate
    traveling British people now this is I can say this safely there is one thing
    we hate doing isn’t there Steve British people we hate traveling anywhere well
    we don’t we get we get easily upset if the journey is is held up and of course
    because we’re a small country with a lot of people I mean France for example has
    the same sort of population as us but double the landmass at least so people
    are spread out a lot more so in the UK there’s a lot of people concentrated in
    two relatively small area we don’t realise how spoiled we are here in the
    UK we live on a very tiny island it really is small and of course the the
    the transport links that have been built are okay hmm but because they’ve been
    developed over a long period of time they’re not ideal yes there are some you
    know obviously some some good public transport by train but it’s very
    difficult to track I don’t like travelling by train I used to travel a
    lot by bus when I was are you going to go through the various time so we have a
    lot I mean we’ve got about a tall way we’ve got about six hundred things to
    talk about right so we talked about the relative size of the UK to to others I
    mean really to get to anywhere major I mean to for us to get to London mmm 30
    takes a couple of hours yeah well from if you if you travel from Birmingham
    Londyn it’s about one hour and 40 minutes one and a half hour between the
    two major cities in the u.s. that’s quite a long distance as far as we’re
    concerned yes I’m sure for for other people watching it’s nothing but it’s
    about two hundred two hundred and twenty miles but that’s a long way for us so
    120 miles is is like forever for British people because we hate travelling and
    one of the most common forms of transport besides the car is the train
    and people do not like travelling by train for various reasons I suppose one
    of them is the actual infrastructure I love that word by the way infrastructure
    infrastructure so everything that makes SERP that type of transport so not just
    the trains but also what the trains run on and how the trains run and where the
    trains stop at so everything has to be built in creation the tracks yes so
    everything has to be built and created and it has to be maintained and I think
    here in the UK it hasn’t been maintained very well so a lot of our infrastructure
    as far as the railway system is concerned is not very good we are way
    behind Europe in terms of public services we don’t put anywhere near as
    much money into our public services as the rest of Europe does I think a lot
    less my people would be surprised I think a lot of people would be surprised
    to hear that I think the highest amount of money that’s spent on public services
    in Europe is Germany and France Italy and Spain are probably not far behind
    but we’re a long way behind because a larger proportion of the population in
    the UK owned cars but that even I’m in the state of the roads in the UK is very
    poor and yes a lot of poor than it used to be because we’ve had since the crack
    the 2009 crash we’ve had we’ve been living in what they call austerity yes
    and they cut a lot of public services significantly and of the spending the
    spending on public services has been cut back a lot not just the transport but
    health and everything but we’re getting into other areas yes but yes compared to
    the rest of Europe the spend is is lot lower than the UK so there has been very
    little money put in to all of the things that that exist as far as transport is
    concerned so I would imagine many people are surprised to hear that because I
    suppose you would think that the UK Great Britain everything is fantastic
    but we have I would say we probably have one of the worst rail networks in the
    world well I wouldn’t send the world but
    certainly in Europe well in your I mean whenever I’ve been to France Germany the
    railway systems there are a seem to be a lot more reliable seem to be a lot more
    off than we’ve cut back a lot of services and in the sixties they cut
    back dramatically on the on the number of a train journeys and of course really
    to the Train is a lot more environmentally friendly than the roads
    and somebody mentioned earlier about do you have trams
    oh yeah well this is something I’m talking about later this is one of the
    600,000 things we are mentioning today so I may have to go back in the garden
    mr. Duncan because at some point I may have to leave you okay but because
    because I’ve left a lot of Garden implements tools out there and lots of
    bushes needle chopping down okay so I’m sorting into the bin so what I will do
    Steve I’ll let you go I don’t go now okay I’ll save a bit longer we’re not on
    for very how you don’t you know we’re not on for very long
    okay then and maybe I’ll stay public transport is something that we talk
    about a lot here in the UK especially this time of year because normally the
    the charges or the fare for using public transport always goes up in January so
    this has become a tradition almost so if you use pub
    transport normally you have to commute Steve can be mute I love this word so to
    commute simply means to move around you use maybe a certain form of transport to
    get from one place to another you commute so when we talk about a person
    who commutes quite often they will need to travel maybe to their job so maybe
    they live in I don’t know they live in Brighton but they work in London so
    every day they have to commute or the other way round all the way from
    Brighton of course a lot of London a lot of people don’t want to live in the big
    cities so a lot of people live just outside the cities maybe 20 30 miles out
    and the further you live away from the city generally the cheaper the property
    is because you can’t have an average job and work in London and live in London
    because it’s far too expensive so most people will have to live outside the
    city in order to afford somewhere to live yes and so therefore they have to
    do this daily commute they have no choice they have to travel to work
    probably the same bus the same time or the same train every day and it’s not
    something I mean I’ve I’ve used to work in the hospital for seven years and I
    have to travel every day sometimes with cycles sometimes I Drive and that gets
    very boring the same journey and a lot of people OTT of people watching will
    relate to that I’ve got one place of work it’s the same journey no I don’t
    remember sometimes you drive you don’t remember the journey I’ve been there
    I’ve been there Steve remember in the past for many years I used to have to
    travel by bus and train when I was working in certain places I absolutely
    hated it and the worst part is when everything goes wrong and quite often he
    does so you want your cat by the way sorry
    cydia wants your cat P likes it os Lee likes it thank you very much
    travel so you travel from one place to another so the person that travels can
    be described as a commuter so a person who moves around the country or maybe
    from one town to another because they have to get to work and of course at the
    end of the day they have to come back home they are a commuter many people now
    do travel long distances to get to work especially around London because living
    in London is very expensive you may have heard that living in London is not a
    cheap thing to do so many people now choose to live outside London in areas
    that are not so expensive to live in and where the property is a little bit more
    affordable however in London very expensive so more
    and more people now have become commuters they are described or each
    person is described as a commuter are you a commuter I’m not can I just lilius
    just ask me what I used to do in the hospital because I’ve mentioned it
    before I used to work in the labs in the laboratories mm-hmm so a lot of
    hospitals when you go in you need to have blood tests and your doctor might
    send blood tests and we had a there was a big lab in the hospital and we used to
    do all the testing on the blood to see if you see how ill you are hmm not very
    nice so you were surrounded by blood I was I had there was blood everywhere
    occasionally drop it blood urine anything that comes out of your body we
    have to test okay and I’ve got some interesting stories about that but we
    won’t go into it now we won’t go into any of those stories so a person who
    travels quite often they will be a passenger passenger so you might notice
    that the word pass is there in fact you will find that this word or the
    beginning of this word is used in a lot of things create related to travel
    including Passport as well so passenger a person who
    travels around who has to move from one place to another they normally have to
    sit in a car a bus train taxi in fact there are many ways of traveling around
    which we will look at in a little while so when you travel you will often have
    to go back and forth you travel to a place and then later after you finish
    your job Steve you will return home you will often go back and forth that means
    you’re going back and back to the same going to one destination back again and
    you keep going to the same place several times if you say oh I’m going back and
    forth all day mmm it means you’ve been going backwards and forwards probably to
    the same place or somewhere near constantly and I suppose it’s worth
    mentioning as well Steve that not not not everyone works in an office or a
    place that’s fixed a lot of people also work on a basis of travelling around
    like sales people like myself so Steve’s job means that he has to travel all the
    time from place to place so because sales is something that quite often
    involves moving around from location to location so you will go back and forth I
    think it’s safe to say in your job Steve you do a lot of this you go back and
    forth yes if you want to travel what do we normally have to pay well quite often
    if you use public transport you will have to pay a fare and this is something
    that is in the news right now in the UK isn’t it it is because particularly with
    the trains if you are a person that has no alternative in that you need to use
    public transport to get to work because there’s there’s no other way you can get
    there then you’re really at the mercy of the train operators because they know
    you’ve got to use the service yes so they increase the costs quite often way
    above inflation hmm and everybody moans in as
    – Duncan said this happens every January yeah the the the train companies Rick
    put up their fares to be they haven’t put them up as much this year but in the
    past they’ve sort of gone up ten fifteen percent yes in one year which is way
    above the level of inflation nurse and traveling by train is very expensive hmm
    in the UK particularly if you don’t plan your journey in advance yeah the
    shocking one it’s now more expensive to travel by train than plane it is yeah
    that’s incredible so it’s actually more expensive to get on a train and travel a
    long distance across the UK than it is to jump on a plane and take a flight
    it’s incredible so years ago the train was the thing that most people went to
    and they would just jump on the train without thinking a lot of a lot of
    countries the the government subsidized public transport which means that they
    pay something towards the fare so that the fares are cheaper for the passengers
    but we don’t have that in the UK you have to pay them whatever the full price
    is so when you get on a public some public transport there are many types of
    public transport that you have to pay to use you have to pay a fair fair or
    ticket yes here’s another one I suppose if you’re driving along a road that has
    recently been built and this this also happens in many countries doesn’t it it
    does you might have to pay a toll a charge to use the road well or or or a
    bridge we’ve had tolls on bridges for many years in the UK and certain bridges
    that the big bridges that cross certain rivers but paying to go on a road in the
    UK has only recently happened they built a a bypass road around
    Birmingham and that is a fair pain road you have to pay a toll to go on it but
    that’s I believe that’s the only Road in the UK that you have
    pay yes whereas when you go to places like France for example you always have
    to pay always have had to pay you go on the major routes but not in the UK so
    this is something that maybe is starting to happen more in the UK yes there are
    some motorways in the UK where you have to pay so there are just one or two not
    many but there are bridges as you said yes bridges that they’ve spent millions
    and millions to build they will have to go across a toll gate
    amen amen l Hazara asks is this live yes it is it is now three minutes past three
    o’clock on a Friday afternoon yes it’s Friday and we are here on the third the
    third day of 2020 interesting little thing about tolls on bridges there was
    one there’s one I don’t know which bridge it is that
    goes across from England to Wales okay and they I think it’s the seven bridge
    but I’m not entirely sure okay they’ve actually just recently stopped the toll
    altogether so it’s now free to go across oh but it’s caused massive congestion
    problems yes because everyone wants to use it because certainly everyone’s now
    using that instead of other routes they’re all going the direct route which
    cava see if you’ve got a nice big bridge that’s going to be the easiest way to
    get from one area to the other and it’s causing all sorts of problems every time
    I think every time if I had a choice between going all the way around and the
    other choice was going straight across a bridge I would choose the bridge every
    time Luis Mendez is talking about trains in in Paris of course we went to Paris
    didn’t we yes I mentioned this earlier I talked I talked all about this earlier
    in the livestream and didn’t we have a nice experience it was very easy to use
    the transport there I found it very easy to use very good very good
    yes now when you use public transport you will often buy a ticket there
    different types of ticket that you can use Steve you can have a one-way ticket
    a one-way ticket we’ll take you in just one direction so you travel from where
    you are to the place you want to go to and that is it you’re not coming back as
    far as you are aware you are staying there forever yes maybe somebody’s
    giving you a lift back yes or maybe you are moving to a place where you will be
    living from now on you only need a one-way ticket excuse me that was good I
    think I think Steve’s got got the the plague returned so if you plan to come
    back you will get a return ticket so that allows you to go away stay
    somewhere and then come back so you will get a return ticket because you want to
    return to where you came from maybe that return ticket is open-ended
    so if you have an open-ended return ticket that means that the when you come
    back is much more flexible you could go it may be any time as long as the the
    particular mode of transport is available or it could be restricted so
    you might have to get a specific train or bus or plane yes at a certain time
    yes so if it’s open-ended return obviously they cost more hmm but it
    means you can travel back whenever you like and this is one of the problems
    with traveling by train because quite often if you travel by train you have to
    travel a long distance so that is one of the reasons why people love traveling by
    train however when you travel makes a difference to how much you pay so that
    is something to look out for this is something I want to mention quickly cuz
    we are really really short of time ok if you go to London by the way if you are
    planning to go to London and a lot of people are I’m sure maybe you are
    sitting there now thinking I would love to travel to learn
    to visit you might use one of these you might use an oyster card something that
    you use to travel around London it is a very affordable ticket and it allows you
    to travel during a certain period of time around a certain area so they do
    vary in price depending on how far around London you plan to travel and of
    course for how long you plan to do it fall so I stack art is a great thing
    quite often you will buy a card and you will put it in the machine and then you
    can use the Machine you can use the ticket all day or maybe for a whole week
    depending on which type of Oyster card you have so this is actually a very good
    I might cover you with all modes of transport as far as I know yes you can
    get different types so the oyster oyster card will actually allow you to travel
    on train or on the tube around a certain area of London so it depends which zone
    you are going to travel around the we call the the underground in in London we
    call it the chill the tube but in most countries they just refer to it the
    underground I think I’m sure that London was the first city in the world to have
    an underground transport system yes certain parts of the London Underground
    system are really old I think Paris now again I might be wrong I’m sure someone
    out there will be busy googling you like to Google don’t you you can’t stop your
    fingers from googling so I think Paris may have been the first one I’ve got a
    very strange feeling about that I don’t know why London or Paris it’s one of
    those – I’m I’m almost ninety four point eight percent certain but certainly it
    goes back to Victorian I don’t I’m sure that they first built it in 1880 or
    something like that anyway we don’t know let’s not make up make up dates we don’t
    know but it was it was certainly in the Victorian era yes yeah because public
    and sport Steve is very popular there is something that is a big problem with
    most public transport especially here in the UK and I suppose there are many
    other countries where this is a problem overcrowding what about mr. Duncan my
    brother-in-law has to travel to London every day mm-hmm lives about 30 40 miles
    from London hmm so quite often my sister tells me that on the way back that it’s
    so overcrowded that he has to stand all the way back for maybe maybe an hour and
    a half doesn’t have a seat and that’s very
    common it certainly at certain times there is literally no way to sit there
    are two I mean many people are not enough trains yes well we’re a small
    country and of course they want to build this this new railway line don’t they
    the what’s it called h2 or something it’s it’s HS 2 HS 2 they want to build
    this superfast railway HS means high-speed so at the moment we have one
    main line that goes from London to the north of England and also onwards into
    Scotland but they want to create another railway line that will allow high-speed
    trains to go at very high speeds as we don’t have very high speed trains in the
    UK that’s something else people might be surprised about even though we did
    originally set some pretty impressive records for four journeys on trains
    because our tracks are quite narrow because we’re a small country and
    because of development we can’t have very and there’s lots of twists and
    turns yes we can’t have very fast trains in this country compared to France or
    Spain have got very high high-speed railways in Japan Japan has the bullet
    train it goes it’s something like 220 miles an hour
    imagine that sitting on a train going almost as fast as a jet plane
    I don’t think trained in the UK go much faster than about 70 miles an hour 70 or
    like that we did experiment many years ago with different types of trains but
    they all failed miserably so we had this wonderful train that when it went round
    the corner it would actually tilt over it would do that the Pendolino I think
    there was called pendolino trains and they were an absolute disaster because
    what happened is during the freezing conditions they wouldn’t tilt so the
    trains couldn’t travel very fast so all of those trains were completely scrapped
    yes netra n says I traveled to Eurostar London to Paris okay now we haven’t
    tried that yet when we went to Paris earlier on this last year we flew but if
    you add up about a few people that went at the same time as us went by the
    Eurostar and they said it was a very nice experience the only trouble with
    Eurostar is that they often have strikes and if there’s any problems you get
    severe holdups yes it’s a very a lot of you will know around the world if if
    there are certain workers who are trying to improve their working conditions or
    have a have a grievance with their employers they’ll go on strike at
    airports at at bus stations and and railways which causes severe disruption
    yes they will they will use that as leverage to try and get increase their
    pay or working conditions but the people that suffer of course are they the
    ordinary commuters the public a public but also it’s worth remembering and this
    is I think this is an even bigger one Steve Eurotunnel it often breaks down
    it’s not 100% reliable so I between you and me Steve and and
    you as well I would not use the Eurostar it is great when it works but it’s an
    absolute nightmare when it goes wrong Lewis says that there is a HS train from
    London to Paris but when it gets into the when it crosses the channel I
    thought I don’t think it’s high-speed then is it slows down we never use from
    France a cry I don’t know I’m not an expert here I don’t know apparently the
    London Underground was the first one I think it is I think wait there Steve
    we’re moving on 155 years yes London Underground the first one 155
    years family it could be Cecilia lead Cecilia thank you thank you for that I
    think it could be high speed it is I don’t know don’t know if there is a
    specific line just for the Paris to London train I don’t know I don’t know
    it’s certainly far it doesn’t stop in lots of place so it goes from London yes
    I know but I’m just wondering whether those little bit from London to just
    before it goes under the channel yes is high speed or whether that just uses the
    ordinary network of that was already there I think it probably could be Lewis
    Lewis could be right there yes we don’t know though because we haven’t
    been on it mind you it’s got to be because you can put cars on there on the
    train that was a big thing when we were growing up when they built the tunnel
    under the channel hmm amazing between the France and and the the UK yeah we’ve
    got at least undertaken when it works it works very well otherwise it doesn’t
    here’s another one I just mentioned this Steve go on delays this is the one this
    is the biggie this is the one that everyone complains about including this
    person standing next to me now he gets so irate ah but I’ve got this fabulous
    new sat-nav in my car that now this if anyone drives and they think should I
    get to sat-nav you we need to get one I tell you this one I’ve got in my car now
    it tells me if there are any holdups on the roads anyway yes and it will thing
    will come up on the dashboard and it will say hold ups and it will say
    alternative found would you like to and it will tell
    you it saves you 10 minutes or sometimes like an hour and so I don’t know that
    there’s this hold up and the sat-nav will say to me do you want to follow
    this new route guidance and it will take me all the way around it do you know it
    saved me so much time mr. Duncan satellite satellite navigation systems
    are amazing they are but you need one particularly if you’re living in
    somewhere like the UK where congestion on the roads is commonplace then you
    need one that you definitely need one that knows I don’t know how it works mr.
    Duncan I don’t know either slink into some not a information center somewhere
    and it will tell me would you like to delay discovered or something would you
    like find alternative route it’s brilliant brilliant yes so satellite
    navigation systems can actually help you to avoid holdups Lewis likes the
    Eurostar holdups which means delays so it’s another way of expressing delay you
    have a hold up think we’ll try Eurostar you know mr. Duncan next time we go to
    Paris I’m not the thing is we live quite a long way from London so well when I
    say a long wait relative for us it is yeah so we’ve got to go to London first
    so we’ve got to at least change trains twice to get the earth and then we’ve
    got to the there isn’t an easy direct route from London where our train would
    go into Euston station you have to change many times you get on get to the
    Eurostar one yes and you’ve got to carry all your luggage with you if you’re
    already inland and it’s fine but you know traveling to London there’s more
    complications than that whereas if just flying to Paris we could just drive to
    the airport part your car get on the get on the plane and there you are
    unless you use a taxi it’s too complicated the more changes you have to
    make on your journey the more the greater the chance of something going
    wrong yes and this is what we have we have meetings
    sales conferences and things like that at work that are in various locations
    they was changed to location and I always Drive because it’s never by the
    time you get on a train you’ve got a from to get to our nearest station as a
    at least 20 minutes ago well that means you’ve got to allow at least 10 minutes
    to get out of the car and get a ticket and everything so you’ve probably got to
    allow 45 minutes before you even get on the first train then we’ve got a change
    in Birmingham then you’ve probably got to change somewhere else and by the time
    you’ve done all that you may as well just get in the car and drive it’s just
    too much trouble it is because there aren’t massive we’re not travelling
    massive distances if you’re travelling somewhere and it’s a long way away
    keep it simple that’s it well if you’re if you’re living in in a larger country
    where you’ve got to maybe travel to three you know 500 kilometres or
    somewhere like that then yes obviously you won’t probably want to drive but in
    the UK the most the the longest distance I’m ever going to have to drive is
    probably only about maybe a hundred miles maybe a hundred and fifty
    kilometres something like that so quite often just going on the getting in the
    car is good a lot quicker well that’s what I mentioned earlier but we are so
    spoiled here in the UK we always think that if we have to drive for more than
    50 minutes or an hour it’s like forever Eileen however in
    other countries you might have to travel for 20 or 30 hours to get from one place
    to another so we are really really spoiled here in the UK we are we all
    like spoiled children we moan about it but I have to have to
    drive for 25 minutes Sean Sean ferry says oh I can’t travel
    to London alone I will be clueless but yes I mean even for us I were traveling
    to London’s alright but travelling around London using the underground it’s
    very complicated system speak for yourself I would I would be daunted
    at the thought of having to use the London Underground local buses and
    things like that even for us we don’t use the last time I used the London
    Underground was probably 15 years ago yes especially you have to be in London
    to use it I suppose so I would think I would be that would I would be one I
    would be worried about using it myself how to use it it’s not London I have a
    problem with its the people in London or some of them that I have a problem with
    when you go there it it’s not a very nice experience I have said this in the
    past I am NOT a big fan of London I love the architecture I love the feeling of
    walking around learned and I loved the that the feeling of being by the River
    Thames and seeing all the lovely landmarks however some of the people
    especially if you are using the underground system they will push you
    out of the way they are very rude and arrogant I think that’s the same in a
    lot of cities isn’t it with the underground because everyone’s rushing
    trying to get to work well if they have an underground nobody well most of the
    main main cities around the world do yeah and of course people are rushing
    around everyone’s crammed into a tiny space nobody wants to be that close to
    people and you’ve got problems about you know where you’re going to look I find
    London people especially London commuters and people who live there they
    could they kind of think they’re better in other people they think oh I live I
    work in London they do you ever see their Twitter accounts they always put
    London Eye I work in London as if somehow that makes them a much more
    people say to us now where we live in London it’s almost so sorry
    Oh dreadful that must be awful so it’s often used as a way of showing off it is
    it is it is people in the UK they probably do in other countries my son my
    son works in London look look I mentioned London I said London it sounds
    important I wonder if that happens in other
    countries where if somebody for example work
    in in in France and their son or their husband or relative lives in Paris works
    in Paris yeah I would imagine that sounds like you’ve got if you say you
    work in the capital city of a country yes then that Sam you must ever have a
    highfalutin job with a high-powered job we get very important that the one is
    saying that you work in New York that’s it so if you live in the UK or anywhere
    around the world and you say oh yes I I was in New York last week so what
    Patrick travelled Paris to London with his bike okay I was on the train
    Eurostar accepts two bikes per train as a luggage to check in well how wonderful
    well that’s so where you were were you traveling around London on your bike
    when you got to to the UK wow I hope you had good insurance it’s very cheap way
    to travel sounds very good London is the worst place in the country to be a
    cyclist to ride a bicycle around so people do but yes a lot of people get
    squashed by buses they get they get run over and killed not very nice
    Palmyra says they are so ostentatious aren’t they mr. Duncan yes you’re right
    they like to show off they they think they are superior just because they go
    to London to do their crappy job mr. Duncan don’t be so disingenuous no I am
    being no I’m being genuine this is my real opinion but you can you can
    understand when people are young that they want the bright lights they want
    the best jobs they want to work as if you go and work in London then you know
    in a top firm there then you’ll make lots of money and and then you can save
    up and get a job anywhere after that and if you say you’ve worked in a big firm
    in a big city like London Paris New York Frankfurt then
    then you know you you’ve raised yourself up in your career hmm and therefore that
    makes you you know make more money it’s just you more enjoyable it’s just people
    showing off I don’t think so anyway anyway it’s not a debate we’re not in
    the houses of parliament modes of transport here we go we’re going to try
    and get through these different ways of traveling around Steve are you excited
    no because I only use a car tell me you’re excited to see these modes of
    transport I am I can safely say that I’ve used
    most of these modes of transport in my life so I have used them the big
    question is have you our Z texture says here you need to travel too crowded
    countries to know the difference you would know how lucky you are well that’s
    it that’s what we were saying people are always moaning in the UK about traveling
    it’s true actually is relative compared to some crowded countries like India for
    example public transport there is we you know it’s a nightmare yes well I suppose
    India is a developing country so and of course there are a lot of people over a
    bill the a billion build a billion yes in fact I think it’s more than that is
    it is it 1.2 or say that India yes I think it’s yes I think so I think India
    and China are almost almost level with each other with with the size of the
    population so you imagine trying to supply public transport exactly for a
    billion people and as you discovered when you were working in in China mm-hmm
    at certain times of the year everybody has to travel back home which we don’t
    really have that was that new year Chinese New Year was it well it’s it’s
    it’s normally also during the times when the schools closed or the college’s
    closed so it’s any public holiday traveling
    around China by train is horrendous however I would recommend that you do it
    you’ve tried at least once in your life because it is an expiry
    you will never forget Liris says mr. Duncan how about your electric bike I
    don’t have one I know but we spoke about it in previous live streams I don’t have
    one I would like to have one but I don’t have one because they’re very expensive
    they’re there they were about a thousand pounds to buy so modes of transport
    Steve let’s try and do this right I need to get that back out in the garden well
    you could you can go now if you want it isn’t actually it’s getting no it’s not
    dark what am i doing got about an hour you Scott look the Sun is out I’d say
    but you need to go for a walk that’s a view then well I can go to go for a walk
    in the dark my legs aren’t solar-powered you know they don’t operate using the
    Sun well you could give your work walk mm-hmm while I’m tidying up the garden
    okay then so we will see you later then so am I going well you want to go in the
    garden while the Sun is out how much longer are you going to be on mr. dink
    not much longer okay so I’ll let you do well how much
    longer ten minutes I’ll stay oh well this conversation about how much longer
    we’re staying on for is actually making this livestream longer so as long as we
    stand here talking about how long this live stream is going on for this live
    stream will keep going on for longer and longer we seem to be stuck in a time
    loop going round and round in circles got some very pretty pictures to show you
    yes which I’m hoping to show right I’ll go then I’ve got the feeling mr.
    Duncan’s trying to I’m not sure you you keep telling me you want to go you can
    stay here forever if you want well you’re not going to be much longer no
    hopefully so unless you stop talking about how much longer you’re talking how
    much longer are you going to be mr. Tonko at five ten minutes
    oh I know how to push mr. Duncan’s buttons you are breaking my brain right
    to tower everybody and I don’t know when I will see you all again no because I’m
    back to work on Monday which means that when mr.
    Duncan is doing his livestream on Wednesday and Fridays I won’t be here so
    I may be here on Sunday yes okay then I may be so nice to see you all hope
    you’ve learned something from my input today and see you all soon bye bye Thank
    You mr. Steve it’s mr. Steve I hope you enjoyed that thanks Steve
    so mr. Steve is someone who joins us now and again not always but sometimes so if
    you did see mr. Steve today you are very lucky he is like a rare bird you have to
    look behind a bush or maybe next to a tree and you might see mr. Steve lurking
    around that’s all I’m saying about that so there are many different types of
    public transport you can use a bus do you use a bus I used to travel by bus a
    lot as a youngster and also in my early days of working so I would use public
    transport I would take the bus quite often not the best form of transport
    sometimes it can be very crowded sometimes you can have people on the bus
    who are very anti-social maybe they smoke or maybe they cause
    trouble on the bus maybe someone will get on the bus without paying and then
    there will be all sorts of problems so traveling by bus can be quite unpleasant
    not a very pleasant way to travel around so the bus is not a great form of
    transport however it is very popular so for short journeys you will often use a
    bus however if you are going to take a long journey and you want to travel by
    road with lots of other people you can take a coach coach so a coach is a
    luxury bus so maybe a bus that is more comfortable to travel on so we have
    coach so if you travel by coach it means you
    travel in comfort so it is like a very nice posh bus to be honest we have
    mentioned this form of transport Oh Sudhir says I have learnt a lot about
    public transport by it’s getting boring now Thank You
    Sudhir I am following you for more than one hour Thank You Sudhir
    Sudhir says it’s getting boring thanks a lot that’s really cheered me up thank
    you so much train who likes to travel by train we
    have a terrible train system here in the UK underfunded out-of-date it needs a
    lot of money spending on it so quite often travelling by train over long
    distances can be a very nice thing to do it depends how busy the train is maybe
    if you travel from Birmingham to London it might take about one and a half hours
    however if there are delays then a train journey can take much longer a lot
    longer hello to Palmero hello also to Hamid hello Alamgir nice to see you here
    hopefully we have a hundred and sixty million people living here in our small
    country says Alamgir here in the UK we have around 40 million it’s not very
    much so the UK is actually quite a small country when you think about it we don’t
    have a large population and the country itself is quite small here’s an
    interesting form of transport now this is a form of transport a type of
    transport that people used many years ago and then it disappeared here in the
    UK trauma have you ever used a now trams were very common in the UK a
    very long time ago over a hundred years ago you would see trams in the major
    cities around the country and in the olden days would you like to see some
    early trams now these particular trams are in Edinburgh or they were in
    Edinburgh so there are some old-fashioned trams they used to drive
    around the streets of all the major cities in large cities such as London
    Birmingham and also in Edinburgh as well you would see lots of trams so the tram
    has actually made a revival here in the UK so many cities now have trams again
    they have come back they have returned so there you can see a modern tram I
    think this particular tram is also in Edinburgh as well so the tram is a
    modern form of transport and of course there are many countries that have used
    trams for many years there is also an interesting form of transport called the
    trolley bus can you see it on your screen a trolley bus so this was a type
    of transport that was very useful it is a bus that would connect to overhead
    power lines and it would drive along the roads however they weren’t very safe or
    reliable so we don’t have trolley buses anymore so the trolley bus has actually
    gone we don’t have them anymore we are now in the future it is 2020 it’s
    like a science fiction movie monorail do you have a monorail where
    you live in your city or town mano rails were a creation of the late 1950s and
    1960s these were tried in many parts of the world some of them fail and some of
    them succeeded so here you can see I think this is actually in I think this
    is in Malaysia so here is a monorail it doesn’t use fossil fuels it uses
    electricity and nowadays many mana rails use solar panels or solar power
    so things that are renewable renewable energy is often used these days to power
    mono rails they use magnetic fields to move along I suppose also it is worth
    mentioning a very common form of transport the aeroplanes aeroplanes all
    different sizes you can travel a short distance by plane very very common now
    in the UK very common for people to travel by plane across short distances
    here in the UK as I mentioned earlier it’s actually cheaper to travel by plane
    than it is by train especially if you are travelling long distances in the UK
    so an aeroplane can take you anywhere it can take you all over the place you
    might have your own private plane or look at that I think that’s a Cessna so
    that is a Cessna light plane some people fly their own planes they learn to fly
    and they fly around from town to town or city to city in their private plane very posh very nice another form of
    transport that a lot of people use nowadays however they are quite unsafe
    when it comes to things going wrong so if something goes wrong with this
    particular form of transport you are in big trouble
    helicopter so helicopters are very convenient they are easy to fly they are
    quite good for hopping between places so maybe you have to travel from one town
    to another quickly and you want to avoid all of the traffic jams you can use a
    helicopter helicopters very useful the problem is if they go wrong you are in
    big trouble this thing at the top if that stops working you just drop to the
    ground like a stone so helicopters very useful very nice to jump in very easy to
    get around in however if they go wrong you are in trouble big trouble it is not
    boring mr. Duncan you are a great teacher Thank You Cecilia for your vote
    of confidence thank you very much that’s very nice of you to say hello also to
    act bad monorails there are a lot in Indonesia nowadays yes it is interesting
    that in some countries the monorail has become a very common form of transport I
    think Japan has its own monorail system in fact I think I have a photograph here
    this is a photograph of a monorail in Japan so this is actually a Japanese
    monorail so there are monorail systems in many
    countries around the world however here in the UK we don’t really use monorail
    they are quite expensive to operate and run if you travel around there is a good
    chance that you will use one of these ooh very convenient very easy to find
    well normally they are very easy to find unless the place where you are traveling
    around is busy taxi cab so this particular taxi is a New York taxi cab
    very popular many tourists like to take pictures of the New York cabs so quite
    often you will say taxi or you can say cab or you can say taxi cab you catch a
    taxi you try to catch a taxi you will wave your hand to try and get the
    attention of the driver you hail a taxi so if you hail a taxi
    it means you use your hand to get the attention of the taxi driver you put
    your hand out because you want to get a taxi finally Oh shall we have a look at
    a London cab so this is a London taxi cab a London taxi so we had a New York
    taxi so this is what the taxis look like in London they are black some of them
    are different colors but this particular taxi cab in London is black and they are
    very famous around the world in fact some people collect these wealthy people
    collect old London taxi cabs finally before I go we have one more thing to
    show you it is possibly the most common form of transport around the world no
    not the motorcar the bicycle bikes are very popular so the bicycle is something
    that a lot of people use to get around if you live in a small village or a town
    and you don’t want to travel very far jumping on your bicycle is very
    convenient so bicycles have become quite popular
    over the years if you go to Amsterdam you will see many bicycles there are
    bicycles everywhere in Amsterdam in fact for a while there were so many bicycles
    in Amsterdam people had nowhere to put them
    there was actually a crisis that was caused by the number of bicycles that
    existed in Amsterdam so too many people were using bicycles and they had to park
    them somewhere they had to leave them somewhere
    and because there were so many bicycles being ridden around Amsterdam
    there was actually a shortage of room to park them amazing there are some forms
    of transport that I’ve forgotten to mention we also have a boat of course
    boats are useful if there is lots of water around you if you live in Venice
    you will find that a boat is a very useful thing to have also I suppose we
    should mention hot-air balloons as well you don’t see many people flying around
    in balloons any more to be honest however it is still a very interesting
    pastime some people do like to travel around fly around in hot-air balloons to
    be honest with you I don’t think I would trust
    I would not trust a hot air balloon for the same reason I wouldn’t trust a
    helicopter because if they go wrong they fall from the sky they drop like a rock
    Rosa is here hello mr. Duncan I am late but hello
    anyway Thank You Rosa all so pretty and Luis and Cory Pedro
    oh hello Pedro Pedro Belmont is here as well so we’ve talked about a very big
    subject today lots of new words I hope today’s lesson has been useful to you I
    will be back with you on Sunday so the next live stream will be on Sunday I
    will be with you from 2:00 p.m. UK time we would appear to have a lot of new
    people joining at the moment hello everyone thank you very much for joining
    today if you want to get in touch if you want to follow me on Facebook you are
    more than welcome to do so you can also send a donation to help my work continue
    forever and ever and ever mmm so that is how you get in touch with
    me if you want to get in touch you are more than welcome to do so
    oh hello to beat trees hi Beatrice thank you for your lovely message
    congratulating me on my live class and it has been very interesting thank you
    very much for that I am quite pleased to see you here today
    we are into 2020 lots of things coming up from myself over this year some of
    you have been asking about my new website there is a new website that I am
    currently creating and as soon as it’s ready to go public I will let you know
    so that is something that is coming up this year mr. Steve might be with us on
    Sunday we will see what happens thank you also to Noemi bye-bye mr.
    Duncan you are not boring thank you very much I know some people think this isn’t
    exciting I apologize but I do try my best
    every time he masu says oh I’ve missed the live stream I am late don’t forget I
    am with you 2 p.m. UK time so maybe now you can write it down mr. Duncan’s live
    stream 2 p.m. UK time it is always the same time Thank You Luis
    thank you also to Cory again sweetness meat rare I really enjoyed your live
    stream and I enjoyed listening to it and also shadowing you as well a lot of
    people do like to do that they will shadow a person who is using a certain
    language in my case it is English so to shadow someone is to follow what they
    are saying and quite often you will repeat what they are saying as well so
    shadowing is a very good way of practicing your listening and also your
    spoken English at the same time a very useful thing
    indeed Thank You pal Mira Thank You Maria Thank You Cory thank you very much
    thank you al khair you are fantastic thank you for your time and have a good
    evening yes I am going for a walk in a moment because one of my new year
    resolutions is to get more exercise so as soon as I finish this live stream as
    soon as I go I will be going out to take a walk thank you very much for your
    lovely lovely messages and of course thank you for your company today I do
    appreciate it very much don’t forget also I suppose I should
    mention like and subscribe if you like what you see then give me a thumbs up
    and also if you want to subscribe you are more than welcome to do that as well
    it’s time to go Thank You beet trees Thank You sweetness Thank You Netra
    thank you Suzuki ordered zoo care thank you very much mr. Steve might be here on
    Sunday I’m not sure yet I might have to tempt him with another
    piece of chocolate and of course until the next time we meet here on YouTube
    this is mr. duncan in the birthplace of the english language saying thanks for
    watching and of course until Sunday at 2pm UK time you know what’s coming next ta ta for now 😎

    How cookies can track you (Simply Explained)
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    How cookies can track you (Simply Explained)

    November 27, 2019


    So we’ve all heard how companies like Facebook
    and Google can use cookies to follow us around the internet and keep track of what we’re
    interested in. They do this to sell targeted ads or in some
    cases even share that data with others without our permission. In recent months, there has been a lot of
    fuss around the fact that Facebook tracks its users across the internet. So how do they do this? Before we dive in, let’s look at what cookies
    are and why they exist. Let’s start with some quick history. The cookie was created in 1994 by an employee
    of Netscape Communications, the same company that made the browser. He was creating an online shop, and he didn’t
    want to store the contents of the shopping cart on the server. Instead, he wanted a way to save it on the
    computers of the visitors, right until they made their purchase. The reason for this is simple: if the server
    doesn’t have to keep track of everyone’s shopping cart, it has less work and can save
    money. In 1994 the Netscape browser implemented cookies
    and the next year Internet Explorer followed suit. However two years later – in 1996 – the first
    concerns were raised when it was discovered that cookies could potentially invade our
    privacy. That would turn out to be very true, but we’re
    getting ahead of ourselves here. Let’s take a look at how cookies work. Let’s imagine we have a website that requires
    people to log in to see the contents of the site. When you log in, your browser sends your username
    and password to the server, who verifies them and – if everything checks out – sends you
    the requested content. However, there is a small caveat. The HTTP protocol – which is what we use to
    browse the internet – is stateless. That means that when you make another request
    to that same server, it has forgotten who you are and will ask you to log in again. Can you imagine how time-consuming it would
    be to browse around a site like Facebook and having to log in again every time you click
    on something? So cookies to the rescue! You still log in to the website, and the server
    still validates your credentials. If everything checks out, however, the server
    not only responds with the content but also sends a cookie to your browser. The cookie is then stored on your computer
    and submitted to the server with every request you make to that website. The cookie contains a unique identifier that
    allows the server to “remember” who you are and keep you logged in. As you can see, cookies are very useful, and
    they make our lives a lot easier. But it doesn’t stop there! Besides keeping you logged in, cookies can
    also be used to store your settings. Let’s say you change the number of results
    your favorite search engine should return. Chances are high that they save this preference
    in a cookie and not on their servers. But there are also some restrictions on the
    use of cookies. Most browsers only allow websites to store
    a maximum of 300 cookies and they cannot contain a lot of data (just 4096 bytes). The biggest limitation, however, is the fact
    that cookies set by one website, cannot be read by another. And that restriction raises the question:
    how can companies use cookies to track us around the internet? Especially if a cookie from one website cannot
    be read by another. How can Facebook for instance track what sites
    we visit? Well, the whole process starts when you log
    in to Facebook. To remember that you’re logged in, Facebook
    stores a cookie on your computer, nothing unusual about that, many other sites do the
    same thing. This cookie is scoped, or bound to Facebook’s
    domain name, meaning that no one else besides facebook.com can read what’s in the cookie. Let’s now imagine that you browse away and
    you land on someone’s blog. The blog cannot read your Facebook cookie,
    and the scope prevents that. Facebook also can’t see that you’re on
    this blog. All is well. But let’s now assume that the owner of the
    blog places a Facebook like button on his website. To show this like button, your browser has
    to download some code from the Facebook servers, and when it’s talking to facebook.com, it
    sends along the cookie that Facebook set earlier. Facebook now knows who you are and that you
    visited this blog. I’m using Facebook as the example here,
    but this technique is used by many other companies to track you around the internet. The trick is simple: convince as many websites
    as possible to place some of your code on their sites. Facebook has it easy because a lot of people
    want a like or share button on their website. Google also has an easy job because many websites
    rely on its advertisement network or on Google Analytics. At this stage, cookies are getting out of
    hand. I read the cookie policy of a few popular
    websites. Here is an overview of how many cookies they
    expose you to. Reading some tech news on CNET: 100 cookies
    Finding a song on last.fm: 82 cookies. Reading The New York Times: 57 cookies
    Finding a job or connecting with your network on LinkedIn 28 cookies. And then some companies take it to the extreme. The company behind Yahoo mentions that their
    websites could use up to 455 third-party cookies. 455! That’s just outrageous! Granted, not all of these cookies track you
    around. In fact, a handful of them are essential for
    the site to work correctly, like a session cookie to remember that you’re logged in. However, the majority of cookies on these
    websites don’t serve the user. They are there to track you or to display
    more targeted ads. So what can we do to prevent these cookies
    from tracking us on the internet? As a user, you can protect yourself from trackers
    by installing a browser extension that blocks them like Privacy Badger or Ghostery. You could also switch to a browser with built-in
    privacy protection tools like Brave or Safari. And if you don’t want to do anything, the
    law is on your side. More and more politicians realize that cookies
    are a threat to privacy and that the use of trackers should be regulated. In Europe, we have the GDPR which requires
    websites to be transparent about their use of cookies and requires sites to offer users
    a simple way to opt-out. You’ve probably seen these annoying cookie
    banners asking for your permission. Next time you see them, don’t just click
    on accept but look at what cookies the website wants to place on your computer and for what
    purpose. So to summarize: cookies were invented to
    make our lives easier and allow us to stay signed into websites or remember the settings
    that we changed. However, the downside is that cookies, along
    with other techniques, can be used by large corporations to follow us around on the internet
    and gather data about us that they can potentially sell to others. I hope you found this video interesting and
    that you learned something from it. If you did, you can support me by subscribing
    to this channel and giving this video a thumbs up. Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll
    see you in the next one!

    Audacity Merge Tracks – Audacity Tutorial
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    Audacity Merge Tracks – Audacity Tutorial

    November 21, 2019


    Audacity Merge Tracks Hello creators thanks for joining us my
    name is andrew mercer now in this short tutorial i’m gonna show you how to merge
    tracks when used audacity merge tracks is a useful little feature and you make
    it may get you every jam from time to time i’m initially three different ways to
    merge tracks you know cassidy let’s have a look first thing you know saved i have two
    tracks a sound here and i want to merge these together into exterior track now
    in these both of these tracks car mono so i mean emerges into stereo track what
    i do is but first i’ll go to edit and select all the sound in both tracks or
    just go select all now that you can see that all the senate
    selected i’m gonna go to the pull down menu on
    either of the tracks i’m gonna go down to make stereo track now you notice that i no longer have
    come to my own tracks and one track and stereo two channels sold one track was
    is the last year one track is the right here okay now that’s messed up in another way
    to do this i’m gonna go back to undo gone back to where we work i once again i’ll go to uh… select all now i want to sit and emerge from both
    tracks into one monarch track so of course attracts my tracks menu and i’ll go down to mix and render and here you go now of both tracks have
    been combined together into one mile track okay let’s look at the last right now
    the last way we’re going to merge tracks is probably the way you do the most and that’s to export now when i want to
    ask you the exports ephesus sound it merges all the tracks together now
    you may have a dozen tracks of sound it will merge them all together if you are working in stereo will merge
    them together a stereo tracks has to stereo left and right uh… it’s a tomato it will merge it
    together on one track of ma sound so you just go to export under file menu given
    a name and choose your file tight in p three or
    waiver whatever using and you can then uh… you can uh… it will merge it together
    as the one track so there you go that’s three ways to
    merge tracks in our destiny if you find this video useful be sure to give us a
    like them to go and missus right loads and loads and loads of videos here for
    you in this channel so be sure to check that the other disney channel and stay
    tuned for new staff ok see you next time

    Learn about Shapes with Shawn’s Roller Coaster Adventure! (Learn 15 2D and 3D shapes)
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    Learn about Shapes with Shawn’s Roller Coaster Adventure! (Learn 15 2D and 3D shapes)

    November 17, 2019


    Lower the PYRAMID. And now the CONE. Good job! We need a CUBE and a CUBOID for our foundation. Oh, hi! Look, we are building a giant roller coaster. Do you want to help us? Here comes Benny with shapes. Benny brought us flat, two dimensional shapes. Let’s unload his wagons. CIRCLE, OVAL, TRIANGLE SQUARE, RECTANGLE, RHOMBUS PENTAGON, HEXAGON, OCTAGON Thank you, Benny Donald brought us heavy 3D shapes.
    You can look at them at any angle. Let’s see what 3D shapes we have SPHERE CUBE CUBOID CYLINDER Wow! This is a construction site.
    Be very careful! PYRAMID CONE Thank you, Donald. And now let’s finish one of the towers. We’ve already installed: CUBOIDS CUBES CYLINDERS And 2D shapes: CIRCLE OVAL TRIANGLE SQUARE RECTANGLE RHOMBUS PENTAGON HEXAGON And OCTAGON We still need to install: SPHERE, PYRAMID, CONE. Oh, no! That SPHERE is too small! Let’s try a bigger SPHERE PYRAMID and CONE Well done! Another section is built.
    Soon kids will enjoy this roller coaster. No! We haven’t finished the roller coaster yet! Help me finish that section. We need CUBOID CUBE and CYLINDERS Now let’s reinforce with these 2D shapes: CIRCLE, OVAL, TRIANGLE, SQUARE, RECTANGLE, RHOMBUS Ok, crane… Ah, oh! Aaaaah!!! That’s fast! Aaaaah!!! Lower the section, crane! We still need PENTAGON, HEXAGON, OCTAGON SPHERE, PYRAMID and CONE That was a cool ride! Thanks for helping me build the roller coaster!
    Now you know 2D and 3D shapes!

    Help Shawn The Train teach the robot about colors! (Learn Colors!)
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    Help Shawn The Train teach the robot about colors! (Learn Colors!)

    October 20, 2019


    System is on.Learning colors mode: ONCannot detect colors. Hi, robot!Hello, Shawn! I was looking for you. I heard you like to paint.Yes, I do. But I don’t know my colors! Can you help me learn colors? Of course! Climb up on my wagon and I’ll teach you different colors. Thank you, Shawn. Look, I have fruits and vegetables of different colors. I have YELLOW lemons ORANGE oranges RED tomatoes PINK dragon fruit PURPLE eggplants BLUE blueberries GREEN apples BROWN potatoes and BLACK blackberries. Now you see how different things have different colors. My body is RED with GOLDEN trim my face is GRAY my smokestack is BLACK and you are SILVER.Thank you, Shawn.I see WHITE paint. That’s right, robot! I forgot to tell you about the color WHITE.WHITE color is my favorite! I hope you learned all of your colors.WHITE color is my favorite.I am tired. I am going to take a nap.I love to paint. Ok. You can paint something while I’ll take a nap. I love WHITE paint.I love to paint.I love WHITE paint.I love to paint. Oh, no! You painted everything WHITE. Let’s help the robot paint the colors back. Here are the colors I have: YELLOW ORANGE RED PINK PURPLE BLUE GREEN BROWN BLACK GRAY WHITE GOLD and SILVERLet’s paint. You have GRAY face, BLACK smokestack, RED body with a GOLD trim.And now let’s paint fruits.YELLOW lemonsORANGE orangesRED tomatoesPINK dragon fruitPURPLE eggplantsBLUE blueberriesGREEN applesBROWN potatoesBLACK blackberries Good job! Thank you, robot! I hope you know all your colors now.Thank you, Shawn. Now I know all my colors. And thank you too!

    Loof & Lert Safety: While Riding
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    Loof & Lert Safety: While Riding

    October 18, 2019


    This is a loof. Loofs don’t hold on when they ride the bus or train This is a Lert. Lerts always hold the handrails or safety straps Don’t be a Loof Be a Lert

    Learn Colors and Decorate the Tree with Shawn the Train
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    Learn Colors and Decorate the Tree with Shawn the Train

    October 14, 2019


    Hey! I know where there is a big tree we can decorate. Are you ready to decorate the Christmas tree?
    Look! All my ornaments are different colors. I have YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN. Ok. Now let’s go put them on the tree! Benny: “Excuse me, I’ve got to get to the North Pole!” Hey, Benny! Late with presents again this year? Help me put the ornaments back in my wagons. YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN Let’s decorate the tree. YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN Now! One, two, three! Let’s light up the tree! Oops! I forgot the lights! OK! Let’s try one more time. One, two, three! Let’s light up the tree! Great job! Thank you for helping me. Uh! Oh! I think Benny is coming back.

    Take a Field Trip to the Grocery Store | KidVision Pre-K
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    Take a Field Trip to the Grocery Store | KidVision Pre-K

    August 29, 2019


    – [Announcer] This module is sponsored by the Children’s Services
    Council of Broward County. (upbeat pop music) – Today we’re at Whole Foods to find out about healthy
    foods and a balanced diet. Let’s go. Hi.
    – Hi! – I’m Penny.
    – Hi Penny. – And these are the KidVision VPK kids and we’re here to find out
    about the USDA food plate. – Awesome, I’m Vanessa,
    welcome to Whole Foods Market. I’ve got a shopping cart. Why don’t we go find some
    healthy items for our plate? – Going shopping! Here we go, here we go. Where are we? – We are in the produce department. So, here we are with all of our fruits. – How do we know we’re
    making healthy food choices? – Well, that’s a good question. When half of our plate
    is fruits and vegetables, we know we’ve made good choices. We want to make sure that we’re getting all the colors of the
    rainbow on that plate. Take a peak around and see what fruits we have that make the color of the rainbow. – What color is this? – [Both Children] Orange. – Orange, and what color are the grapes? – Green. – [Penny] Green! – [Vanessa] And how about that? – What are these?
    – Red. – Red strawberries. So, this is like the
    colors of the rainbow. If you eat the colors of
    the rainbow every day, you’ll be nice and healthy and you’ll be making healthy food choices. Should we bring some of this,
    put it in our shopping cart? Yes, which one would you like? Ah, I guess we’re gonna take some oranges, oh, nice oranges. And we need the green grapes, red strawberries. (upbeat pop music) Should we go from here to the vegetables? – Absolutely.
    – Okay. (upbeat pop music) – So, vegetables come
    in pretty colors, too. Look at the orange on these carrots. Would you like to take one? Let’s see how if we can
    tell how fresh they are. – And look at these nice, red radishes. Those are nice, right? Yeah, let’s put those in. So, fresh is best, right? – Absolutely. – And how can you tell if something is fresh and ready to eat? – So, we want to look at it, we’re gonna use our senses, right? So, first, we’ll look at
    it, does it look fresh? – Yes. – It’s got the nice, fresh, green tops. And we can smell it. Smells like a carrot. – Oh, it does smell like a carrot. – We want to make sure when we snap it, that it’s nice and crisp. That will tell us that it’s fresh. Are you ready? – Did you hear it? – Ah!
    – Ah, I heard mine too! – Mine too. – And finally, we can taste it. – [All] Mm. – These are fresh. – They are fresh, right from the garden. – That’s terrific. Should we put these in our shopping cart? (upbeat pop music) So, we did fruits, we did vegetables, and now we’re going to the dairy aisle. – Okay, let’s go! Here we are. We can see butter and milk. These are dairy items. – That’s great. Wow, I see there’s
    different kinds of milk. Could you read us the labels? – Sure, so we have whole milk, two percent reduced fat milk, one percent low fat milk, and skim milk, which is fat free. – Which milk to you like best? – Whole milk.
    (cow mooing) – You like whole milk? Good, so let’s put that in our cart. Good, that’s great. So, let’s keep going
    along the dairy aisle. (upbeat pop music) There’s all kinds of
    things in the dairy aisle. Look, there’s yogurt. – Cottage cheese, cream cheese. – Look, there’s american
    cheese, all kinds of cheese. Oh, and I see ahead of
    us another food group, the protein group. – So, let’s head on over
    to the seafood counter. – [Penny] Excellent. (upbeat pop music) – Protein makes up a quarter of our plate. Fish is one type of protein. Beans, meat, eggs and nuts, those are other types of protein. – Protein is weighed by the
    pound, it’s sold by the pound. – It is. So, we can look and see
    how much the fish weigh, how much do the shrimp weigh. Let’s see, what do you think they weigh? Let’s check it out. – Let’s see, let’s see
    if they’ll weigh a fish. – Wow!
    – I wanna eat– – That’s a big fish. Let’s see how much it weighs. It’s 1.67 pounds. I don’t think that we
    need that much fish today, so why don’t we pick up a smaller, we’ll pick up a shrimp
    platter for our lunch. – That’s a good source of protein. What other proteins do we have here? – There’s so many. So many from the sea, lobster,
    shrimp, crab and scallops. There’s also different types of meat. We have lamb, chicken, turkey, those are all sources of protein, as well. (upbeat pop music) Let’s head over to the grains
    so we can complete our plate. – It smells like fresh bread. – So, here we are. We’re gonna pick up the
    last item for our plate, which is grains. Bread can be made from many
    different types of grains like wheat, there’s rye, we have sourdough breads
    and cereal breads, we even have breads made
    from quinoa and rice. – So, grains can be many things. It could be rice and cereals and breads. So, grains are part of our food plate. (upbeat pop music) Do you want to grab a bread? Now let’s make sure we
    have all the food groups. – [Vanessa] So, we have our grains. – [Penny] We have grains. – [Vanessa] We have our vegetables. – [Penny] Vegetables. – [Female Child] Protein! – [Vanessa] Our protein, wonderful. And our dairy and our fruits. – And if we eat all five
    food groups every day, we’re gonna have a
    balanced, nutritious diet. And it will be a rainbow
    of different colors. And what’s at the end of the rainbow? – [Both Children] A pot of gold! – Gold, and if you eat
    the rainbow every day, what is that pot of gold? – [All] Healthy body! – So you want to make sure you eat lots of different types of foods and all of the food groups every day. – Like carrots. – Like carrots, that’s wonderful. Thank you so much. – You’re so welcome. – We’re gonna check out, say goodbye. – Well, thanks for shopping today. I’ll see you again soon in the aisles. – You will. Thank you for showing us Whole Foods. – You’re very welcome. (upbeat pop music)

    Help Shawn The Train teach the car about traffic signs! (Learn Traffic Signs for Children)
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    Help Shawn The Train teach the car about traffic signs! (Learn Traffic Signs for Children)

    August 28, 2019


    Look what I found! It’s the car that ran away from us when we were learning how to count. Wait car! I didn’t mean you go. Let’s learn the traffic signs and teach this car how to drive. You look nice and shiny! Frank the fire truck did a good job washing you. Ok, car, don’t drive fast and listen to what we tell you. The first sign is the stop sign. Make sure you stop in front of each stop sign. Ah, ah, ah! Never try to beat the train! Always stop in front of the railroad crossing signs when the light turns red. You see why… Hi, Donald! Do you hear that, car? It’s a fire truck! Pull over and let emergency vehicles pass you. Look red light! Always stop at the red light. Good job! Don’t speed. It says: “School zone, 15 miles per hour”. Always stop if a school bus is loading or unloading. This is a construction zone. Be very careful! No, car, don’t go there! Not again! Great! And I just washed you not long ago. Ok, car, let’s find the fire truck so we can wash you again. Now you see how important it is to know traffic signs.
    Thank you for learning signs with us!

    How to Mail a Letter |  Post Office Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K
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    How to Mail a Letter | Post Office Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K

    August 28, 2019


    – [Teacher] This module is sponsored by A D Henderson Foundation. (playful music) – We are at the post
    office to mail a letter and find out what happens to it. Where do we mail our letter? – In the mail box. – Who can tell me why
    this is called a mailbox? – It’s a box and you put mail in it. – That’s right, because it’s
    a box and you put mail in it. This is a compound word,
    it’s called mail box. So what would the letter be called if we put it in the box? Mail. And this is the box. But why can’t we mail our letters? – There’s no stamp. – There’s no stamp. So let’s go inside and get a stamp so we can put our letters in the.. – Mailbox. – Perfect. Let’s go. Thank you. – Hi, welcome to the post office. May I help you? – Yes, I’m Penny, and
    these are the KidVision VPK Kids, and we have letters
    we would like to mail, but we need stamps. – Okay, I’m going to
    take you over to Gladys. She has some fun stamps for you to mail your letters out today. – Okay, thank you. Thank you. – Good morning. – Good morning. – My name is Gladys. How can I help you? – We need stamps. – We need stamps, but we wanna make sure that our address is correct. What is on the address of the envelope? – Let me read your return address here. Name, address, and zip code. And here, where it’s going to. Name, address, and zip code. Let me see the other ones. – Everyone check.
    – Um hum. – Check your letters. Make sure you have your name, your street address, your city, state, and your zip code. So what are we missing? – [Kids] Stamps. – [Penny] Our stamps. – [Gladys] We need one stamp, and we’re going to put it on our envelope. – Where does the stamp go? – Just peel, right here. – [Penny] It goes on the
    empty corner of the envelope, that’s correct. Can you put your stamp
    on the empty corner? – [Gladys] Just peel this down. – [Kid] Do we have to rip the stamp out? – [Penny] Yes, it’s stickers. Stamps are stickers. You’re doing a good job of peeling it. – [Kid] I want one of those. – So stamps look different even though they’re the same amount? – Yes, the same amount, yes. – [Penny] And why does it cost money to mail a letter? – Because we have expenses to cover. – The money that you
    pay to buy a stamp helps pay all the workers and
    keeps the facilities open so that we can have a post office. And now, what happens next? – Next, we’re gonna put it in here and gonna take it to the mailbox. – Penny and the kids,
    I’m gonna introduce you to Billy, who’s a letter carrier here. – Hi Billy. – Good morning Penny. Good morning children. Thanks for coming into
    the postal service today. I’d like to tell you all about my job. This route here is number thirty-seven. So anything that goes
    to route thirty-seven, comes to me. I have letters, and we call these flats. And I also have many
    different sizes of boxes and packages. Like this package right here, or a parcel. What shape is this? – Rectangle.
    – A rectangle. – All right. Sometimes, we also have
    packages like this. – What shape is that? – A cylinder.
    – A cylinder. – Good job kids. Can you tell me what shape is that letter? – Rectangle.
    – It’s a rectangle. And I see he’s got some.. These magazines are called flats. Why do you think they’re called flats? – Because they’re flat. – Because they’re flat. And what shape is that? – A rectangle? – It’s a rectangle, good job. – And then this all goes into the case. I put it all together, Then I go to my packages, and I line my packages up. And I pull all the mail down, and I load it in this hamper. And then I roll this
    hamper out to my truck. Let’s go outside. – [Penny] Okay. – And I’ll load up my parcels. (happy music) – Okay, here we are. Out at my mail truck. As you can see, there’s a big eagle emblem on the back of the truck. And this tells you that this vehicle is with the United States Postal Service. So when you see this vehicle, you know the mailman
    is in the neighborhood. I wear a special uniform, special shoes that protect my ankles in case I step in a
    hole, or step on a rock and I would twist my ankle. This way I don’t hurt it. I always have to have white socks with nice, bright colored stripes. I have to have blue pants
    with a stripe down the side. And a blue shirt. I always have to have
    my identification badge on so people know who
    I am when I’m out there delivering the mail. And I also have the insignia right here. And my hat, but because I
    work outside in the sun, I always like to switch
    my hat when I get outside, and I put this sun hat
    on to keep my face out of the sun so that I don’t get sunburned. – Look inside. How do you organize your letters when you put them in the mail truck? – I load them up in a nice, straight line all the way to the back of the cabin. These packages are called SPRS.. – SPRS – Because they’re not in a regular box, and they’re not flat. They’re a different shape. They’re not a letter or a magazine. I take my packages, and the package I’m
    going to deliver first, I put in the front of the cabin. And the packages I’m gonna deliver last, I put in the back of the cabin. I’ve already put all my letters and my flats together in separate bundles. This is First Street, this is Second Street, and this is Third Street. So as I park at each block, I can just take the mail for the section of the route that I’m going to deliver. And I deliver to the
    same addresses every day. So I get to know all my customers. They become like family to me. And it really makes me feel good that I can make my customers
    happy on a daily basis. I’m gonna load these
    last packages and SPRS into my vehicle, so I can get ready to go out and deliver to all my customers. – Thank you very much. It was very nice to meet a mail carrier. – Thank you Penny. It was my pleasure. You too children, you’ve
    been wonderful today. Thank you so much for
    coming to the post office. – That’s terrific. Thank you very much for telling us about the post office. – No problem, than you for coming, Penny and the kids, and any time you’re in the area, feel free
    to stop by and visit. – Bye bye packages. – Bye.
    – Bye. (playful music)