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  • Hello, everybody.

  • This is Elliot from E T.

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  • English.

  • How are you all doing today?

  • So I thought today maybe we do a bit off a listening practice.

  • Okay, so we're just gonna listen to me talk a little bit, Feel free to just kind of sit back, relax, listen to my voice and analyze the way I speak and also enjoy the story.

  • But first of all, I want to talk about something called clumsiness or to be clumsy, because this is really related to the story.

  • I'm going to tell you so First of all, I am a very, very, very, very, very clumsy person.

  • I'm extremely clumsy.

  • Okay, To be clumsy essentially is to be the sort of person who has a lot of accidents.

  • Let's say you're Let me give you another true story.

  • Let's say I'm sat at a restaurant as always in the restaurant.

  • I've got a lovely glass of wine next to me.

  • Red wine.

  • That's my chosen alcoholic beverage.

  • Maybe it's just, you know, just here on the table, I'm talking and back in the middle of conversation, the red wine is all over the white tablecloth.

  • Everything is red now.

  • Andi.

  • I have ruined my date.

  • Let's say all my, uh, whatever it is that I'm doing my meal on probably have to pay some kind of fine to the restaurant for for destroying their tablecloth on disses.

  • What clumsiness is essentially in its purest form.

  • Clumsiness is when we always have accidents, things always go wrong.

  • Maybe we're not very good with our hands.

  • They always end up knocking things over.

  • To knock something over is to make something full way might smash things.

  • Imagine a glass drop it on the floor, smashed.

  • Um, also, we I'm not very good with my legs, so I might fall over quite a lot, hit my knee on a door or or walk into the bed or hit my head on something.

  • Okay, So this is what clumsiness is, and this is me.

  • I want to tell you a little story about when I waas about 14.

  • I was in year eight in school on.

  • It was a very hot summer day.

  • Okay.

  • Very hot summer day on day.

  • It was lunchtime break time.

  • Some people call it where we have time out from lessons and we relax.

  • There was a place where all of my friends where we used to sit on and chill out on relax, talk, catch up with each other in a field.

  • And there was lots of trees in this field on me being the person I was when I was a teenager, all I wanted to do was kind of impressed.

  • The impress the girls make them think I'm I'm really cool, which I'm not Andi.

  • I decided to climb a tree, so I came to the top of this tree.

  • Took me a while on when I got to the top of this tree.

  • I, you know, shouted I wanted everyone to see that I was at the top of this tree.

  • So I shouted, I was right.

  • The top of this tree.

  • Look at May on bond.

  • I felt so straight away.

  • I just went.

  • Andi, that that was that My my wrist hit the ground.

  • One wrist went like that.

  • One wrist went like that on day.

  • They were completely out of shape.

  • Not the way they should be.

  • Quite obviously they were broken because I'd fallen quite a high distance.

  • Yeah, not only that, but I also landed flat on my nose on.

  • It was broken and there was blood everywhere.

  • I was knocked out.

  • Okay, To be knocked out means to be unconscious.

  • So, yes, I hit my head, my face so hard that I was knocked out.

  • And the next thing I knew, I was woken up in hospital with two broken wrists on a flat nose.

  • Andi.

  • And that's probably why my nose is such a funny shape.

  • Now on this really did affect me.

  • It changed my my year.

  • I guess I had six months off school because I could do nothing with my arms.

  • I couldn't write.

  • I was stuck like a robot for a long time on bond.

  • My mom had to wash me in the bath because I couldn't.

  • I couldn't have a bath on my own.

  • My mom had to wash me even worse.

  • My my parents had thio use the toilet paper on my bottom.

  • Yes, that's right.

  • My parents had to wipe my ass for me.

  • I never thought I would tell anyone this.

  • And now I'm telling 20,000 people that my parents have had to wipe my bottom when I was a teenager, which is really embarrassing.

  • But this is what happened?

  • One thing I'd also like to tell you.

  • I want to teach you a bit of vocabulary in this.

  • Come join us, runs in my family.

  • It runs in the family.

  • Now if something runs in the family, what that means is that it's something that kind of maybe happens to my dad.

  • He's always knocking glasses over at the table.

  • He's always smashing plates by accident, dropping things.

  • So say, HMAS may.

  • It also happens to my sister.

  • It also happened to my granddad before he passed away.

  • So it zumba ing that runs in the family.

  • A lot of people in my family, it happens to them also.

  • They also have this clumsy gene every day.

  • It's an everyday problem.

  • It's like a disease on.

  • I actually think it's quite an endearing thing, endearing.

  • It's something that's quite interesting about a person.

  • It's it's something different is unique.

  • Andi, I embrace it Now.

  • I make I laugh about any incidents that happened to me.

  • But the reason I'm kind of telling this listening practice is because I actually want you to tell me, Are you a clumsy person?

  • Does this happen to you?

  • Do you have any really interesting stories that you want to tell me about your clumsy experiences?

  • Or are you a perfect person who never makes mistakes?

  • Because I know there are some of you out there who are just very lucky and not clumsy at all.

  • Now, thank you very much for watching.

  • If you would like to book a Skype lesson with me, learn riel, British English pronunciation connected speech expressions, everything on become one of my friends as well as a student of mine.

  • Feel free to go down below in the description box on book A Skype lesson With me, The first lesson is just £2 has been a pleasure telling you this story.

  • Please do tell me if you enjoy these listening practices on, I will doom or along with the lessons also.

  • But yes, thank you very much for watching guys.

  • Ural.

  • Great.

  • There's 20,000 of you now.

  • I could not be happier.

  • Let's make it 100,000.

  • Come on, let's do it.

  • Tell all your friends about you.

  • T j English.

  • Help them become ah, fluent British English speaker.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • And I'll see you all in the next lesson.

Hello, everybody.

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