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  • Hello! My name is Charlotte.

  • Today we are going to look at an article about something crazy

  • I know that the coronavirus has brought a lot of craziness of humanity to the surface

  • But this is on another level.

  • It is even worse than people buying tons of toilet paper (in my opinion)

  • What I decided to do is:

  • Instead of reading an article from an English website, I chose one from a Dutch newspaper that I translated to English.

  • I think that many articles on English newspaper websites are too complicated for foreigners who are learning English to understand.

  • They use so many difficult words.

  • My though was: If me, someone who learned English myself, someone who struggled with English for a long time, …

  • If I translate an article using my simple words, it might be easier if you are learning English to understand.

  • Let's dive into the article! The title is:

  • Most expensive mask on the planet.”

  • Like I told you, I translated this article from Dutch from a newspaper calledHLN”, published on the 9th of August.

  • Let's go ahead and read

  • An Israelian jewellery maker is working on the most expensive mask on the planet.

  • The mask is adorned with diamonds and gold and will cost 1,5 million dollars.

  • Can you imagine paying that much for a mask?

  • It should also protect its owner against the COVID-19 virus. Obviously!

  • If you're paying that much money for a mask, the least it can do is protect you, right?

  • The mask has been custom made after a client requested its making.

  • The mask contains 18 karats of white gold and contains 3.600 white and black diamonds, according to the maker of the jewel Isaac Levy.

  • The question that remains is whether or not the mask will be practical to use.

  • That does not sound practical at all to me to be honest.

  • I already have a problem when wearing my usual mask. I feel like it is all humid under the mask.

  • I feel like it is dirty there. I cannot wait to get home and take off my mask, wash my face and feel all fresh again.

  • Imagine having a piece of 270 grams hanging on your face. (about hundred times heavier than a regular mask)

  • Nothing can be good about that, right?

  • I am wondering: how does it stay attached to your face? Will he need some kind of strap to keep it on his face?

  • Or is it supposed to hang on his ears?

  • I am not sure how this will work.

  • The buyer of this expensive object requested that the mask would be equipped with air filters that are approved by the FDA and the European standards.

  • He requested two more things: the mask must be ready by the end of the year and the mask has to be the most expensive one on the planet earth.

  • This last request will be the easiest to accomplish, says Isaac.

  • Obviously, for the makerMaking the most expensive one is a nice request to have.

  • I wish somebody asked me to make the most expensive of something.

  • The Israelian jewellery maker does not want to expose the identity of his client but revealed that he was a Chinese businessman living in the USA.

  • Wow, that must be some good business.

  • Can you invite me please? I want to be part of this business.

  • If you can afford to wear a mask of 1,5 million you must be making some serious money. I want a piece of that!

  • When Isaac was interviewed in his factory in Jerusalem, he showed several parts of the mask.

  • Money doesn't make you happy, but you can get a very fancy corona-mask with it

  • That's true. But do you really need that?

  • My client wants to wear it and get everyone's attention. He will find happiness in that.”

  • I am sure he will get a lot of attention wearing the mask, but I am not sure if it is the right kind of attention

  • The jewellery maker says he would never consider buying or wearing a similar mask, but he was extremely grateful when the order was placed.

  • This project gave my team enough work to keep on going during these difficult times.” Isaac said.

  • I can imagine that it is so hard for many businesses to survive right now.

  • Having a request to make a 1,5 million dollars mask for someone can clearly be good for a business.

  • I think they will be just fine during this whole corona crisis.

  • They do not need to worry anymore.

  • That was it for the article. What do you all think about this?

  • Do you feel the need to try and defeat this man and buy an even more expensive mask?

  • Or would you rather use it on something else?

  • This man is my opposite. He is like: “I want to have a mask. An expensive mask.”

  • Not just expensive, I want to have the most expensive mask on the whole planet.”

  • I am the complete opposite. If I want to buy something,

  • I will be looking for the cheapest one on the whole planet!

  • I don't get it.

  • I think that even if

  • Let's talk hypothetically. Even if one day I had that amount of money,

  • I would never feel the need to show it of like that or to buy such objects.

  • It is almost sad to hear that he would get happiness out of people staring at him because he has a lot of money.

  • That is not my definition of happiness at all.

  • I think that for me, happiness would be more connected to the people I care about, to be surrounded by the people I love.

  • Probably also to travel the world!

  • I want to see as much as I can of this world before I leave this planet one day.

  • I hope I can see a lot in my life.

  • What is your definition of happiness? Would you buy the mask?

  • Or what would you rather do with that 1,5 million dollars? Let me know in the comments down below.

  • If you watched until the end, let's use a codeword.

  • Maskis too easy so don't write mask. Let's go for

  • Black diamond”. That is a hard one. It is in the article but nobody remembers that.

  • The mask was made out of white and black diamonds.

  • I wonder what it looks like, I will look up picture. Maybe I can show you what the mask looks like.

  • Thank you so much for watching!

  • If you watched until the end you are super awesome.

  • Don't forget to like and subscribe.

  • Let me know if you want me to make moresimple Englishnews articles like this.

  • I enjoy translating articles. It is a good exercise for me.

  • I enjoy it a lot to learn some more crazy facts every day.

  • Let me know if you want me to make more of these

  • I hope to see you again very soon in the next video. Bye bye ~

  • Hey

  • It is me again.

  • I forgot to say something.

  • I am planning to try something new on Youtube.

  • It is called a “video premiere”.

  • If you are watching this, I probably managed to do the Youtube premiere?

  • That means I am together with you, answering your comments in the chat.

  • But I am not sure how this works yet. Please don't get angry and frustrated if I'm doing everything wrong

  • I never used this function of Youtube before.

  • I don't really know why I should use it.

  • I guess it is good to let people know when my video is coming.

  • I think there will be a notification when the video is starting or premiering?

  • I don't know what will happen so let's see. I am very curious to try out this function on Youtube.

  • If it is fun to do, I will do this more often in the future.

  • I would love to communicate with you all in the chat.

  • I heard that there is some chat that I can join during this premiere.

  • I am probably doing this with you right now. I hope it is fun!

  • I'm going for real this time. Bye bye! See you next time!

Hello! My name is Charlotte.

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    周建丞   posted on 2020/08/17
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