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  • Hey viewers! Good to see you here!

  • I hope you are having fun learning English with us.

  • Today we are going to learn how to use a linking word. And the word isbut’.

  • You might already be using it in your conversations.

  • Now it’s time to learn all about it so you can use it without making a mistake.

  • Listen to the lesson carefully, and make sure you repeat the phrases to improve your pronunciation.

  • At the end well tell you about some words from this lesson.

  • so make sure you watch this lesson until the end.

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  • Hey everybody!

  • Today we are going to talk about the correct use of the linking wordbutin English conversations.

  • Hello guys! Yeah! I use it a lot you know?

  • It’s a very popular linking word, but if you are new to learning the language, you might make a mistake while using it.

  • So it’s best to learn how it’s used.

  • That’s correct! Youre already usingbut’, Karen.

  • But’, is used to link two different ideas together.

  • Right Keith. It’s a word that links two sentences with contrasting ideas and makes them a single sentence.

  • For example, you are old but you are healthy!

  • What? I am not old Karen, but the use is correct!

  • You are oldis one sentence, andyou are healthyis another sentence

  • When you link these sentences withbut’, you are pointing out the fact that there’s a contrast between the two ideas.

  • Old people aren’t always healthy.

  • Yeah, ‘butis used to point out the exceptions. Here’s some examples:

  • I don’t like vegetables but I like corn. I am young but I am wise

  • Great. Funny karen! But you're right again.

  • You are young which makes you unexperienced but you have wisdom that comes from experience and learning.

  • So it’s a contrasting idea. Good work there!

  • I told ya I am wise! So it’s a very easy concept to grasp, isn’t it?

  • Usebutto link two sentences with different ideas. Why don’t you give me a few examples, Keith?

  • Sure Karen! You are nerdy but you are cute; I don’t exercise but I am strong;

  • I don’t like vegetables but I like corn; I wake up early every day but I sleep late on Sundays.

  • Thank you Keith. Let’s listen to some conversations now.

  • Let’s order something. I’m starving!

  • So am I! What would you like to have?

  • I can eat anything but a sandwich

  • Why? What’s wrong with a sandwich?

  • Sweetie, I’ve been eating nothing but sandwiches all week. If I see another sandwich, I’ll puke.

  • Did you pack all the things I asked you to?

  • Yes I did but I haven’t packed your sandals.

  • Why not? I’ll need my sandals at the beach.

  • These are the dirtiest sandals I’ve seen. I am not packing them if you don’t wash them first.

  • But theyll become wet, and then theyll make everything else wet.

  • I’ll pack them in a plastic bag, so get to work now Nathan.

  • Did you check the laundry bucket thoroughly?

  • Yes, I did! I got nothing but a pair of old socks.

  • I don’t know where I left my wallet.

  • Are you sure you had it when you got home?

  • Yeah I am. I paid the cabbie when I got home.

  • So you brought the wallet home, but now it’s not here.

  • I’ve looked everywhere but the washroom. I am gonna check there.

  • When something is an exception, it doesn’t conform to an existing pattern or rule.

  • For example, a black swan is an exception, because swans are usually white.

  • To puke or to throw up is to vomit.

  • You might puke if you eat something that makes you ill, or if you drink too much.

  • Starving means to suffer from hunger.

  • It’s a very strong word and it’s used to talk about situations in which a person has to go without food for a very long time.

  • When somebody dies of hunger, they are said to have starved to death.

  • In casual conversations, we can say ‘I am starvingto mean that we are very hungry.

  • To do something thoroughly is to do it completely.

  • To leave no detail unchecked, to make sure that no part of it is missing.

  • A wallet is commonly a small bag that used to keep things like money, credit cards etc.

  • People carry around wallets in their pockets or their handbags.

  • A cabbie is a cab driver or a taxi driver.

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