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  • Hi, Bob the Canadian here and welcome to this English lesson where I'm going to help you learn to argue in English.

  • In this lesson I will act out five different.

  • Four actually, you're only going to act out four of them.

  • No, there are five, I'm sure of it.

  • Nope, there are only four.

  • You were going to do five but you could only come up

  • with four good ideas.

  • Ah, that's right, thanks for reminding me.

  • In this English lesson

  • I will act out four different arguments

  • and while I am acting them out

  • I will help you learn some English phrases

  • that you can use someday

  • when you are having an argument in English.

  • (light music)

  • Well welcome to this video where I'm going to help you

  • learn some words and phrases that you can use

  • when you're having an argument in English.

  • But before we get started, if you're new here don't forget

  • to click that red subscribe button below

  • and give me a thumbs up if this video is helping you learn

  • just a little bit more English.

  • So we're going to look at four different arguments

  • and I'm going to act out the arguments.

  • While I am acting out the arguments

  • you will see words and phrases appear on the screen

  • that are the kinds of words and phrases we use

  • when we're having an argument.

  • So let's look at the first argument.

  • The first argument takes place between two people

  • where one of the people is denying that they did something.

  • This is a pretty common kind of argument to have,

  • especially between parents and young children.

  • I was hungry so I went to the kitchen to eat a cookie

  • but they're all gone.

  • Did you eat the last cookie?

  • It wasn't me.

  • I haven't had a cookie for days.

  • It sounds yummy though.

  • That doesn't make sense.

  • There are cookie crumbs all over the table in front of you.

  • What, these?

  • These aren't from me.

  • These were here when I sat down.

  • I don't believe you.

  • Who are they from then?

  • I have no idea.

  • Maybe the crumbs are from you.

  • I saw you sitting here last night eating a cookie.

  • From me?

  • When I ate a cookie last night

  • there were still three left in the bag.

  • Calm down.

  • I don't know who ate the last cookie.

  • I can't stand it when this happens.

  • This is so aggravating.

  • I hope you find the culprit.

  • Well I hope you enjoyed that first argument

  • and were able to learn some English words

  • and phrases from it.

  • Our second argument takes place between two people

  • and they are going to be arguing about money.

  • Money is another one of those things

  • that people often have arguments about.

  • I think it's time to buy a new camera.

  • This one is getting old.

  • When did you buy it?

  • It doesn't seem that long ago to me.

  • Hmm let me see, I think it was last month.

  • Yeah, it was last month.

  • It was on sale, it was a great deal.

  • You must be joking.

  • You just bought it last month

  • and you already want to buy a new one?

  • Yeah, why not?

  • This one doesn't have all the features that I want.

  • Do you realize you still owe me money?

  • I lent you $100 last week.

  • I can't believe you're thinking about buying a new camera

  • when you still haven't paid me back.

  • It really gets on my nerves when you do things like that.

  • I thought I already paid you back.

  • Didn't I give you the money last week?

  • No you didn't.

  • Yes I did.

  • No you didn't.

  • I'm so annoyed.

  • You always do things like this.

  • You borrow money from me and then you never pay me back.

  • That's not completely true.

  • I do pay you back, sometimes it just takes awhile,

  • and I did pay back that $100 that I owed you.

  • It was last week when you were dropping me off at work,

  • I handed you $100 as I got out of the car.

  • Oh that's right.

  • I'm sorry, I forgot about that.

  • Hey, no problem, apology accepted.

  • By the way, can I borrow some money?

  • I'd like to buy a new camera.

  • You can't be serious.

  • Well that was the second argument and it was about money.

  • Money often seems to cause arguments between people.

  • But let's look at our third argument.

  • Our third argument takes place

  • between a parent and a teenager.

  • There are often arguments between parents and teenagers

  • in every language.

  • You can't go out with your friends tonight,

  • it's Grandpa's birthday today and we're going

  • to Grandma and Grandpa's house tonight for dinner.

  • Really?

  • Unbelievable.

  • Why are you just telling me about this now?

  • My friends and I were planning

  • to go see the new Avengers movie.

  • We've been talking about this all week.

  • I can't back out now.

  • I told you last week that we were going

  • to visit Grandpa and Grandma today.

  • No you didn't.

  • Yes I did.

  • In fact, I mentioned it every day this week at breakfast

  • before you left for school.

  • This is totally unfair.

  • I have no recollection of you telling me this at all.

  • You're just making this up.

  • I'm not making it up, it's the truth.

  • You just never hear what I'm saying to you

  • because you always have your headphones on

  • and your music is always a little bit too loud

  • so you just can't hear me.

  • That's a lie, I don't always have them on.

  • Well you have them on a lot

  • and even when you don't have them on

  • you're usually not paying attention to me

  • when I'm telling you something.

  • What?

  • That's it!

  • I'm done, you're grounded.

  • Well I hope when you were a teenager

  • you didn't argue too much with your parents.

  • But let's move on to our fourth argument.

  • Our fourth argument takes place between two people

  • who are talking about the sport of football,

  • or as we like to call it in Canada, soccer.

  • Who do you think is the best football player of all time?

  • Definitely Messi.

  • He's like magic on the field and if you think about it

  • he's such a great team player.

  • Hmm that's a good point but I would pick Ronaldo.

  • He has such an explosive and aggressive playing style.

  • The other team never knows what to do with him.

  • He's unstoppable.

  • I think on that front though you could make the argument

  • that Messi is just as good, if not better.

  • In the last game where I watched him play

  • he scored two points because the other team

  • could not get the ball away from him.

  • Hmm I'm still not convinced though.

  • Once Ronaldo has the ball he owns it.

  • He's such a great physical and technical player

  • that the other team has trouble pushing him off the ball.

  • Plus, have you seen how high he can jump

  • when he needs to head the ball?

  • It is out of this world.

  • In my opinion being able to jump high and head the ball

  • is not a good measure of a player's overall abilities.

  • Besides wouldn't you rather have a player like Messi,

  • who's able to control the ball and move quickly

  • up and down the field with it?

  • Sure, but the way I see it, it's just one more tool

  • in Ronaldo's tool box that allows him to make great plays.

  • You have to admit though, that Messi excels

  • at covering the whole field.

  • He sometimes plays defense and helps his team

  • get out of a bad situation.

  • True, but that's not his job.

  • At least Ronaldo's team plays really good defense

  • and allows him to stay in a good scoring position

  • all the time.

  • You know what?

  • I don't think you are going to convince me.

  • I think we'll just have to agree to disagree.

  • Sounds good, it's been nice talking to you.

  • But what about Pelé?

  • Well that was four different arguments in English

  • and I hope that while you were watching those arguments

  • you were able to learn just a few more

  • English words and phrases.

  • I'm Bob the Canadian and you're learning English

  • with me here on YouTube.

  • If this is your first time here, don't forget to click

  • that red subscribe button over there

  • and give me a thumbs up if this video helped you learn

  • just a little bit more English.

  • And if you have the time, why don't you stick around

  • and watch just a couple more videos?

  • (light music)

Hi, Bob the Canadian here and welcome to this English lesson where I'm going to help you learn to argue in English.

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