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  • Hi. Bob the Canadian here.

  • I hope this video isn't too boring for some of you.

  • I'm basically going to spend about five minutes talking about myself.

  • I know some of you are interested in my life, but hopefully you don't mind just listening

  • for a little bit.

  • I looked at my calendar this morning, and it is full.

  • There are a lot of things on my calendar for the next week and a half, almost two weeks.

  • And the reason the calendar is so full is because it is almost time for school to start

  • in Ontario, Canada.

  • In Ontario, Canada, school starts at the beginning of September, and as most of you know, I am

  • a high school teacher.

  • I have a full-time job, and that job is teaching at a high school.

  • And so my life gets busy, because I need to go back to work next week.

  • I have meetings all next week with other teachers where we plan the school year.

  • I have to get my classroom ready.

  • I like to make sure the classroom is nice and tidy, and that there's some stuff on the

  • walls, so that when students are bored with me, they can look at the stuff in the background.

  • That's kind of what happens in my videos as well.

  • Have you ever noticed that?

  • If I get boring, you can always look at the stuff in the background.

  • So I need to get my classroom ready.

  • I need to get my lessons ready for the fall semester.

  • And I just need to be ready to go for the first day of school.

  • So what that means is I need to take a short break from YouTube.

  • Not a complete break though.

  • My plan is to not do live lessons for the next couple of weeks, so there'll be no live

  • lesson on the Friday and Saturday of this weekend, or the Friday and Saturday of next

  • weekend.

  • But what I plan to do is, when I have a little bit of time, I will still make a video.

  • It might not come out on a Tuesday.

  • It might come out on a Wednesday.

  • But my hope is for next week to still make just a little video, a lesson for you guys,

  • either to teach you a bit of English, or just to give you an update on how my life is going.

  • If you don't know, I really like teaching people things, and so this is actually hard

  • for me.

  • But I'm trying to create, what we call in English, some work-life balance.

  • That's where you make sure that you don't do too many things, because we all know if

  • you do too many things, you can actually burn out.

  • And when you burn out, it means you don't feel like doing anything.

  • You have used up all your energy, and then you end up calling in sick, or you end up

  • not making videos for two or three weeks in a row.

  • So I don't want to burn out.

  • I like to manage my time well.

  • So that's my plan.

  • No live streams for a couple of weeks, but still a video here and there for you to listen

  • to.

  • The other reason I'm busy is because the farm, as you can see behind me, the farm is in full

  • flower production mode.

  • If I show you over here, we have sunflowers, we have dahlias, we have zinnias over there,

  • we have broomcorn.

  • The farm is also in its busiest time of year.

  • So not only am I busy because I'm going back to school, but Jen and I are busy because

  • there is a lot of work to do on the farm.

  • And the flowers don't harvest themselves.

  • It's a little bit of a joke in English, when you say something doesn't do something itself.

  • You have to go out, and you have to cut the flowers.

  • They don't go and cut themselves.

  • So the farm is busy.

  • I'm busy.

  • Enough about me talking about being busy.

  • Let's talk about you.

  • What should you do if I'm not doing live lessons for the next two weekends?

  • Well, I always think you should read a book.

  • So here's the plan for this video.

  • In the comments below, let me know what level English you think you are, beginner, intermediate,

  • advanced, in terms of your reading, and I will try to think of some books to recommend.

  • So ask in the comments for a book recommendation.

  • I'll also try to create a list, in the next couple of days, of books that are really cool

  • and fun to read, and I will post them below.

  • But I think that if you normally come and watch one of my live lessons on a Friday morning

  • or a Saturday evening, maybe just take some time over the next two weekends to just sit

  • somewhere comfortable and read a book.

  • There are so many good books to read.

  • And you can also listen to some podcasts or watch some other YouTubers.

  • I often recommend Pete from Aussie English, or Learn English with Vanessa.

  • Those are two of my favorite English teachers on YouTube.

  • They are great.

  • As well as you could listen to Mark from Mad English TV.

  • He is a fellow Canadian.

  • He does a great job as well.

  • I'll put links to those three people in the description below.

  • But anyways, I've talked for quite awhile about myself, and I think it's time for me

  • to go and get some work done.

  • It's time for me to go and plan out the next week and a half, so that I can work really

  • hard, and that on September 3rd we will go back to our normal schedule.

  • So on Tuesday, September 3rd, there'll be a new video.

  • And then if Tuesday's the 3rd, on Friday, September 6th, there will be a live lesson.

  • And on Saturday, September 7th, in the evening, there will be a live question and answer session.

  • All of that will start up again, and we will have a great time going through the fall and

  • into the winter, learning some English together.

  • I hope you're having a good day.

  • I hope you listened to everything that I had to say, and I hope I didn't bore you.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Hope you have a good week and a half ahead.

  • Look for a video next week sometime, and then we'll get back to our regular schedule the

  • week after that.

  • Have a great day.

Hi. Bob the Canadian here.

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I'm taking a short break. English lessons will resume on September 3!

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