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  • Did you know that singers Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are actually close friends in real life in today's lesson

  • we will watch them play a very funny game where they test their knowledge about each other if

  • You are new here. You will first watch a clip with subtitles in English. Then we will teach you all of the most important vocabulary

  • pronunciation and cultural context before moving on to the next clip

  • Finally, you will test everything you learned by watching all the clips without subtitles and answering a few quiz questions. Let's jump in

  • We are gonna find out now who knows the most about who you're your friends right in real life

  • Yeah, and we're both very competitive. So right now it's I think both of us are on edge

  • What you're gonna do is write your answers down on these boards

  • Okay, there's gonna be some questions about Taylor some questions about add. The first question is for you Taylor Swift

  • What was we start easy Ed Sheeran's debut album called?

  • She's gonna write that down right now

  • And let's see. If you'd like to reveal that to the camera, please Taylor Swift you're saying it is Plus. Is she correct?

  • She is correct. Yeah

  • 1.2 Taylor Swift they are real friends next up

  • Ed Sheeran we've just been discussing the hot topic of Taylor Swift's cats named one of her cats and write it on your board, please

  • Now I didn't know the name of your cats and I feel bad about that

  • I'm sorry, but people were tweeting me names you're saying Meredith

  • That's correct. It is correct

  • We are gonna find out now who knows the most about who you're your friends right in real life

  • Yeah, and we're both very competitive

  • So right now it's I think both of us are on edge

  • If you are on edge you are tense and nervous, especially when you are expecting something to happen

  • Example the boss might seem on edge but it's only because she gave up smoking last week

  • What was we stop easy at Sharon's debut album called?

  • debut is an adjective for defining the first time that something such as a performance or appearance of a person happens for example an

  • Artist's debut album is his or her first album a player's debut game is their first game

  • And let's see if you'd like to reveal that to the camera

  • Please Taylor Swift you're saying it is

  • Plus to reveal is to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret

  • Here the host is just asking Taylor to show her answer written on the board to the camera. That's the biggest challenge of your life

  • so, how do you do it a

  • magician never reveals his greatest trick

  • Ed sheeran. We've just been discussing the hot topic of Taylor Swift's cats and

  • discussing the hot topic of Taylor Swift's cats

  • We've just been discussing the hot topic of Taylor Swift's cats named one of her cats and write on your board

  • Please a hot topic is a subject that a lot of people are discussing especially one that causes a lot of controversy or disagreement

  • Obviously Taylor Swift cats are not really a hot topic and the host is just jokingly talking about it

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  • You'll saying Meredith

  • That's correct. It is correct. It is correct

  • It is correct

  • Taylor Swift where did ed sheeran grow up answers on a board. Okay

  • Is that correct, correct

  • Now I didn't even know that either born Yorkshire raised Suffolk and AD has a question for you

  • What is if you'd like to write on your board Taylor Swift's mother's name?

  • It is

  • Correct. It is Andrea

  • Yeah, that could have been awkward and okay Taylor next question for you. Who is Ed Sheeran's celebrity crush?

  • At a certain time and I think it still is you're saying it is

  • Was it well I'm involved now, but yeah it was

  • It was Mila Kunis, but now but now she's married and pregnant

  • You know just was one you and then you got a girlfriend, but this was your less. Thank you win

  • the point well done is they awkward Edie if you say oh I fancy Mila Kunis and then all of a sudden near the most

  • Famous person in America and Mila Kunis knows who you are and Mila Kunis knows that you fancy her

  • Well, the last time I said, it was like 2012. So that was at a point where she definitely wouldn't have

  • Taylor Swift where did Ed Sheeran grow up answers on a board? Okay

  • Is that correct

  • I didn't even know that either born Yorkshire raised suffer the place where you were born is the place where your birth happened

  • Now to raise somebody is to take care of a person until they are grown

  • So to be raised is another way of saying to grow up if you grew up or spent your childhood

  • Living in a specific city, you can say you were raised there

  • Example I was born in raised in Colorado

  • It seems like a lovely environment to raise a child in

  • Oh, by the way

  • You're more than welcome to look under any of the furniture because believe me you won't find any porn or cigarettes under there

  • Tyler next question for you, who is Ed Sheeran's celebrity crush?

  • To have a crush on somebody is to have romantic feelings for someone

  • Especially someone you do not know. Well in the case of this question Taylor is being asked what celebrity Edie has a crush on

  • Me got my secret crushes here Mila Kunis my secret crush

  • Was it well I'm

  • involved now

  • But yeah in the context of personal relationships to be involved is to have an active exclusive romantic relationship ed

  • Sheeran is married nowadays, but back when this interview happened, he was already in a relationship with his then girlfriend

  • Is it awkward Edie if you say oh I fancy Mila Kunis and then all of a sudden near the most famous person in America

  • And Mila Kunis knows who you are. You probably know that as an adjective fancy to find something that is expensive

  • Sophisticated or connected with a high-class way of life in the context of their conversation though

  • We can hear the verb to fancy to fancy

  • Somebody is to be sexually attracted by somebody when referring to objects

  • It could also simply mean that you have a desire for it. This is very commonly used in British English

  • Example, I thought he fancied me. So I asked him out on a date

  • Do you fancy going out for a meal after work?

  • Is it awkward Edie if you say oh I fancy Mila Kunis and then all of a sudden near the most famous person in America

  • And Mila Kunis knows who you are. If something happens all of a sudden it happens quickly and without being expected without warning

  • Seems like all of a sudden so much is happening. I know Ross is getting married Phoebe's making people

  • everybody's doing stuff

  • so

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  • Next question is for you ads. What is the moment that you realized you and Taylor were actually friends

  • Let's see. If you both think of the same thing the moment you crossed over from being musical pals to like Genoa we're friends

  • What do I what do I write like this is the city the time the time? Yeah

  • Experience the exchange of texts the love letter whatever it was Taylor. Are you remembering the first time you thought we're friends?

  • Yeah, I mean, yeah

  • I mean I mind might be a different time than his cuz I mean I was sold very easily

  • But I might have had to earn

  • You're saying

  • No, Phoenix right in a song in it

  • I walked in the room. I thought maybe I would have taken it like maybe six months for you to like me

  • mad cuz I

  • Walked in because I didn't really know I didn't really know what was gonna happen and I walked in and I was just greeted by

  • Cat I was I are sound this will be fun

  • The moment you crust over from being musical pals to like Genoa we're friends Pal is an informal word for a friend

  • You know, what is an informal expression used to indicate that you're going to say something interesting or surprising next?

  • Example she lied to me again, but you know what? I really just don't care anymore

  • The game the game you always money for the game

  • You know what you guys it's the first time. Why don't we just forget about them? No, we'll pay

  • How does another answer already?

  • And you know what we want a rematch what's following we could use the money

  • the moment you crossed over from being musical pals to like Genoa from being musical house like

  • The moment you crossed over from being musical pals to like Genoa we're friends

  • Taylor are you remembering the first time you thought we're friends?

  • Yeah, I mean, yeah

  • I mean I've mind might be a different time than his cuz I mean I was sold very easily but as you know to sell

  • Normally refers to giving something in exchange for money in this case, though

  • Taylor is saying that she was sold very easily on her friendship with Edie

  • Meaning that she was convinced or started believing that they were friends very quickly without the need of developing the relationship for too long

  • Example after seeing the presentation I'm sold on this investment

  • Let's do it on the other hand. If someone is not sold easily it would mean they are difficult to convince

  • Example I wasn't sold on spending our vacation on a cruise. I fancied doing something more adventurous

  • You're saying

  • No Phoenix right in a song in it Phoenix at the capital city of the state of Arizona in United States in it is a

  • Slang way of saying isn't it ed is just asking Taylor if she agrees with him

  • I

  • Walked in because I didn't really know I didn't really know what was gonna happen and I walked in and I was just greeted by

  • Cat I was I are sound this this would be fun to be greeted

  • It is to be welcomed by somebody with particular words or actions

  • In this case it is saying that tailors cat came to greet him as he went inside and I walked in on a wolves in

  • And I walked in and I was just greeted by cat

  • I was like sound this this will be fun

  • Sound is a British slang expression that is used the same way as the expression cool used in American English

  • Example how you doing sound man?

  • Hey, are you and Ed Sheeran fan?

  • Well, I just created this playlist with all of our lessons teaching you with Ed Sheeran and his music

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  • Were really nice and there was chocolate

  • You know that that sold me actually because I I always looked

  • like American performers as just people that eat grapes once a day and just

  • Just kind of like I'm just gonna inhale some air. You know, I just had a gust of wind

  • I'm caught I was I was expecting to go there and be like, ah

  • Can I have a burger if Taylor's gonna have a leaf of salad and then she's like right let's get burgers

  • I was like sound called your animal style. Um adds American accent is my favorite

  • I had some error and I don't know

  • Okay, that means you do know each other very very well because you both got three all which means we go to the tiebreaker

  • How many views has your duet?

  • Everything has changed had on YouTube

  • It doesn't it's completely irrelevant

  • But we were in a rush and this is all we could think of this is my question

  • Both of you the nearest answer wins

  • So you both write down how many views has everything has changed had on YouTube as of 7:45 this morning

  • Okay at straight away with an answer there. Let's start with you Ed you're saying I think is 106 million ornately enough

  • 106 million near enough that it's too

  • 300 million because I just do because I'm cuz I'm optimistic

  • The correct answer is a hundred and eleven million four hundred ninety eight thousand four hundred ninety nine

  • Which means ed sheeran you are the winner

  • Rana Plaza ed sheeran

  • you get to

  • there

  • You were really nice and there was chocolate

  • Burger in an out burger is an American fast-food restaurant chain tailor is saying that they ordered burgers from in and out

  • you know that that sold me actually because I I always looked like

  • American performers as just people that eat grapes once a day here ed says he used to think American singers were all very strict

  • about their diet

  • So he jokes that he was expecting an artist such as Taylor to only eat once a day

  • Having some light fruit such as grapes as a meal

  • I always looked at like American performers as just people that eat grapes once a day and just just kind of like oh

  • I'm just gonna inhale some air, you know. Oh, I just had a gust of wind

  • I'm cool

  • When we inhale we take air into our lungs through our noses and mouths then we exhale or breathe the air out again

  • Because of what he was previously

  • joking about the idea

  • He had of American artists diets IDI is now joking that he thought Taylor would be satisfied having air as an option for food

  • I'm just kind of like oh, I'm just gonna inhale some air, you know. Oh, I just had a gust of wind

  • I'm cool a gust is a strong a short flow or burst of air and wind is moving air or a breeze if

  • You say you are cool. It means you are satisfied. You don't need anything anymore

  • Example, do you need help finishing that project? No, I'm cool. I'll finish it in about 15 minutes

  • Ross Ross over here, man. I say Jesse

  • That's okay, I'm cool over here. I'll catch up with you later. Enjoy I

  • Was expecting to go there and be like, ah, can I have a burger if Taylor's gonna have a leaf of salad man?

  • She's like right let's let's get burgers. I was like sound cool a leaf is a part of a tree or plant

  • That is usually flat thin and green like in this picture a leaf of salad would be for example a piece of lettuce

  • By the way, maybe you notice that when Ed says this he's imitating an American accent

  • Although not very well, and then Taylor makes fun of it. Just kind of like, oh, I'm just gonna inhale some air, you know

  • Oh, I just had a gust of wind. I'm cold Ed's American accent is my favorite. Can I have a burger?

  • Burger I had some air and I don't know I like

  • It's interesting to note that oftentimes when non American English speakers tried to do an American accent

  • They over exaggerate the nasality

  • While the American accent is more nasal than other English accents

  • If you are trying to sound like an American be sure to avoid overdoing it as that does here then she's like, right

  • Let's get bug as long as I sound cold you animal style. The host is asking if they ordered their burgers animal-style

  • That is a special way in which the in-and-out restaurants can prepare your burger where they also add more ingredients to it

  • Okay, that means you do know each other very very well because you both got three all which means we go to the tiebreaker

  • So far ed and Taylor have the same score of three in the game

  • That means they are tied three to three in games normally in these occasions

  • There's a tiebreaker which will give one of the teams or players the opportunity to definitively win by scoring four last time

  • By the way, we did a hoe arias lesson where we taught all sorts of game related vocabulary like this with friends

  • I recommend you check that lesson out. You'll find it linked at the top and in the description below

  • How many views has your duet?

  • Everything has changed had on YouTube. This is about Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's collaborative song

  • Everything has changed the song had a music video on YouTube and they're being asked how many views that video had then?

  • Adieu wet is a song sung by two people

  • It doesn't it's completely irrelevant

  • but we were in a rush and this is all we could think of if you're in a rush you're in a

  • Situation in which you have to hurry to do something especially because you do not have much time

  • Okay, add straightaway with an answer there. Let's start with you add

  • Straightaway means immediately without delay you're saying I think is 106 million or near enough

  • hundred and six million near enough that stupid

  • Cuz I'm cuz I'm optimistic him optimist I

  • Cut him off to mr

  • Taylor had no idea how many views a music video had so she jokingly gives the excuse that she was just being optimistic

  • about it

  • Meaning that she was trying to be hopeful about how well the video is doing in other words how much success it was having?

  • The correct answer is a hundred and eleven million four hundred ninety thousand four hundred ninety nine

  • Which means ed