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  • Then we will teach you all of the most important vocabulary, pronunciation and cultural context before moving on to the next clip.

  • Finally, you will test everything you learned by watching all the clips without subtitles.

  • The first clips feature some funny interviews of Ed Sheeran on The Ellen Show.

  • Pay special attention to all of the useful vocabulary for how to speak about habits and routines and English.

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  • I talked to Scooter about this and he said that you were just going off the grid for like a year.

  • You were not gonna be on your phone.

  • I still have a line of I got.

  • I got rid of my phone is my New Year's resolution.

  • You don't have a phone anymore.

  • I got I bought on iPads and then I just work off female.

  • So and it's so much less stress.

  • I don't wake up in the morning and have tones of 50 messages of people.

  • Asking for stuff is just like a wake up.

  • Wow, that's amazing.

  • Well, good for you.

  • So you went toe Iceland, right?

  • Because you wanted to celebrate your birthday there.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, well, I went travelling for the year.

  • I found myself.

  • I always get Really.

  • I come from the countryside in England is such a beautiful place and I get really annoyed when everyone from all over the world can there.

  • But I went came to England.

  • It was amazing.

  • That was amazing.

  • I was like, Did you go anywhere else?

  • And they're like, No, but London was amazing.

  • And, like, I found that I had done that in every kind of being, too.

  • Like I've been to Germany and only really being to the cities are being said, like guns Japan and being like it is amazing.

  • So being able to travel and actually like go outside of the cities was my goal for last year and actually see a country for what it is rather than just the capital city.

  • E.

  • Talk to Scooter about this.

  • And he said that you were just going off the grid for like, a year.

  • You were not gonna be on your phone informally.

  • Speaking to go off the grid is to make yourself impossible to be contacted or seen by other people via a specific means of communication.

  • In this case, Ed went off the grid by not having a mobile phone anymore.

  • Example.

  • John is really trying to get off the grid.

  • He just deleted his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

  • As with many expressions you may hear go switched.

  • Forget example.

  • We're gonna go camping and get off the grid this weekend.

  • I still haven't.

  • I got rid of my fine is my New Year's resolution.

  • You don't have a phone anymore.

  • To get rid of something means to throw away or destroy something you do not want any more dirty.

  • Leslie, I'll stay up with a nice clean life.

  • You can also use this col occasion with people meaning to make somebody leave or go away because you do not like them or because they're causing problems.

  • Hey, princess, I brought diseases.

  • What is my father doing here?

  • I don't know, But maybe we should, uh, let him in and find out.

  • No, I don't want to see him get rid of him.

  • I got I bought on ipads and then I just work off female.

  • So and it's so much less stress here.

  • Ed means that he now on Lee works using email, communicate with people.

  • So you went to Iceland?

  • Yeah, right.

  • Because you wanted to celebrate your birthday there.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • Uh, well, I went travelling for the year.

  • I found myself.

  • I always get Really.

  • I come from the countryside in England is such a beautiful place.

  • The countryside is how you define an area which is away from larger towns and cities.

  • Example, that family owns a house in the countryside.

  • Ed Sheeran is saying that he is from the countryside in England.

  • Many English learners mistakenly use the word interior, which in English just means the inside of something you can not use interior to mean countryside.

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  • It really annoyed when everyone from all over the world that I came to England.

  • It was amazing.

  • London was amazing.

  • I was like, Did you go anywhere else?

  • and they're like, No, but London was amazing.

  • And, like, I've found that I've done that in every kind of being, too.

  • Like I've been to Germany and only really being to the cities are being said like guns Japan and just being like to think it is amazing.

  • So if you say you have been to a place that means that you have visited that place, being able to travel and actually like go outside of the oh so go outside of the cities was my goal for last year, actually see a country for what it is, rather than just the capital city, Ed is saying that he has been to different countries but only stayed in the capital city and never visiting other, more authentic places such a smaller towns or the countryside, he says.

  • By actually leaving the capital and doing this, he'd be able to see and get to know each country more intimately.

  • What do you think when you travel?

  • Is it better to visit famous cities or do you agree with Ed that it is better to see the traditional life in the countryside?

  • Comment below told me today you quit smoking.

  • Congratulations you now, How did you do it?

  • Did just willpower or, uh, it was cold, cold turkey.

  • I realized that I've been smoking for 10 years.

  • And that's bad because it always like I started working when I was younger.

  • And I do always say, like, I'm gonna quit with a quick and then, like I was.

  • Well, I haven't spoken with that long spring for, like, four years.

  • You like?

  • That's no.

  • Well, then when I got to 10 years, I was like, I'm probably getting to the point of no return.

  • Here s Oh, yeah.

  • Uh, how long has it been?

  • Ah, weakened.

  • But I think you start again after, like, three or four days.

  • I feel like if you make it past the week dress, that'll do you good.

  • Well, the fact that you're talking about it now, it'll be embarrassing if people see you smoking because you've said this and are given it before.

  • I gave up for you before.

  • And then I started it.

  • It's usually you just said if you get it passed a week, you're okay now.

  • You said you stopped for a year that I stop.

  • I will stop drinking and smoking for a year in 2011.

  • Yeah, the reason I kind of like smoked so much is like, it was just a M.

  • It was It was like a routine.

  • Like I do do a sound check, have a cigarette, do a gig, have a cigarette, have food, have a cigarette.

  • And now, like I'm not really going to be touring for a while working, so I don't need to.

  • Sounds like now's the time to smoke.

  • There's nothing going on.

  • You told me today you quit smoking.

  • Congratulations, Aziz.

  • You probably know to quit smoking is to stop smoking, to decide not to smoke anymore.

  • Now, did you know that the verb to quit or to stop has different meanings depending on the way you Kulik ate it with the following verb, for example has seen before.

  • If I'm going to stop smoking, I have decided not to smoke anymore.

  • Another example is we've stopped using plastic bags in supermarkets.

  • We don't use them anymore.

  • They're terrible for the environment.

  • Now, if I'm going to stop to smoke, that means that I will stop what I am doing right now so I can go smoke in this case to stop relates to my current activity and the following verb refers to the activity which I will be starting.

  • Example.

  • I've been working since seven so I think I'll stop to go eat something in about 30 minutes.

  • This means that the person intends to take a break from work so they can go have something to eat Now.

  • How did you do it?

  • Did just willpower or to have will power is to have control over your own impulses and actions to have the determination to do something here.

  • Ellen appeared to try using willpower as a verb, which would be an informal use of this word.

  • In this case to willpower.

  • Something would mean to achieve something by having the willpower to do it.

  • If we want to be more correct.

  • In fact, we could just use the verb to will with the same meaning example.

  • I willed myself to get up at 5 a.m. and exercise every day this month.

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  • Uh, it was cold, cold turkey.

  • I realized that I've been smoking for 10 years, and that's but in the context of habits or addictions, Cold turkey refers to quitting abruptly and completely from doing something.

  • In this case, it is saying that he quit smoking without slowing down.

  • First, he just abruptly stopped.

  • He quitted cold turkey example.

  • I realized I was too addicted to social media, so I quit cold turkey by closing all of my accounts.

  • I'm sorry.

  • I'm sorry I tried to stop, but I couldn't.

  • I'm so fake.

  • So no, it's not your fault.

  • No, it's partly my fault because I made you quit cold turkey because it always like I started smoking when I was younger and I'd always say, like I'm gonna quit.

  • Quit?

  • Did you notice how frequently I'd uses the word like here?

  • Like other than meaning that something is pleasing to you has many uses in English.

  • As we see it here, it's like it simply means to say example.

  • He was like, I've never listened to an Ed Sheeran song and I was like, What?

  • How is that possible?

  • However, you'll notice that EJ uses this word of many other times as a discourse marker, which is basically a way to fill moment of silence or to give himself more time to think and continue with the rest of the sentence.

  • We explained a lot more about how to use like and other discourse, markers in English.

  • In this lesson with Emma Watson, you may want to watch it after you finish this lesson.

  • I started smoking when I was younger, and I'd always say, like I'm gonna quit with a quick and then, like I do it Well, I haven't spoken with that long thing for, like, four years like that.

  • So well, then, when I got to 10 years, I was like, I'm probably getting to the point of no return here.

  • The point of no return is an expression that originally comes from aviation, referring to the point during a flight of an airplane when the remaining fuel will be insufficient for return to the airport from which it came, resulting that the plane now must proceed to its destination.

  • However, it's very common in everyday years.

  • What Edmund here is that he was getting close to being so far into the average smoking that would never be able to quit.

  • It would be too late.

  • Example.

  • Scientists say that we need to address the issues with gold warming since we're approaching the point of no return.

  • And yes, we don't do anything about it.

  • You are coming dangerously close to the point of no return.

  • How long has it been?

  • How long has it been?

  • How long has it been?

  • Ah, weekend off thing again.

  • After, like three or four days, I feel like if you make it past the week dressed right, well, figuratively.

  • A threshold is the level or point at which you start to experience something, or at which something starts to happen.

  • Example.

  • His secretary earns 1400 euros a month, well below the threshold for having to pay in taxes.

  • We're on the threshold of a new era in this country.

  • In this case, he means that after reaching the point of one week after quitting smoking, it becomes easier to resist going back to smoking.

  • Well, the fact that you're talking about it now, it'll be embarrassing if people see you smoking because you've said this and I have given it before I gave up for you before In this case, to give up is the same as to quit before.

  • To stop doing something that you do regularly in similar context.

  • To give up can also mean to stop trying to do something because it is too difficult.

  • Well, I've tried everything I give up.

  • I guess I'm not gonna be the mom who makes the world's best chocolate chip cookies.

  • If you're giving up an object or even a person, that means you are letting it go and allowing somebody else toe have No.

  • It's just that he gave me three tickets and there are six of us.

  • Don't give up my to get me to generous.

  • Yeah, the reason I kind of like smoked so much is like it was just a m.

  • It was It was like a routine.

  • Like I do do a sound Check out a cigarette, do a gig, have a cigarette food, have a cigarette and now, like I'm not really gonna be touring for a while.

  • A sound check is a test of sound equipment before musical performance or recording to check the quality of the sound being produced.

  • A gig is a single performance by a musician or group of musicians like a concert, especially playing Maur modern or pop music.

  • A gig is usually smaller and more intimate than a concert.

  • To be touring is to be on tour, that is, to be traveling and going to several places in an area to perform at different moments.

  • For example, an artist might become famous enough to have a world tour, where they go to cities all across the globe.

  • I talked to Scooter about this, and he said that you were just going off the grid for like a year.

  • You were not gonna be on your phone.

  • Haven't I got rid of my phone is my New Year's resolution.

  • You don't have a phone anymore.

  • I got I bought an iPad and then I just work off female so and it's so much less stress.

  • I don't wake up in the morning and have tones of 50 messages of people asking for stuff is just like a wake up.

  • Wow, that's amazing.

  • Well, good for you.

  • So you went to Iceland, right?

  • Because you wanted to celebrate your birthday there?

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, well, I went travelling for the year I found myself.

  • I always get Really.

  • I come from the countryside in England is such a beautiful place.

  • And I get really annoyed when everyone from all over the world I came to England, it was amazing.

  • London was amazing.

  • I was like, Did you go anywhere else?

  • And they're like, No, but London was amazing.

  • And like, I found that I had done that in every kind of being, too.

  • Like I've been to Germany and only really being to the cities are being said, like guns Japan and just being like to think it is amazing.

  • So being able to travel and actually like, go outside of the cities was my goal for last year and actually see a country for what it is rather than just the capital city.

  • You told me today you quit smoking.

  • Congratulations, you.

  • Now, how did you do it?

  • Did just willpower or, uh, it was cold, cold turkey I realized that I've been smoking for 10 years, and that's bad because it always like I started working when I was younger, and I'd always say, like, I'm gonna quit with a quick and then, like, I do it.

  • Well, I haven't spoken with that long spring for, like, four years like that.

  • So Well, then, when I got to 10 years, I was like, I'm probably getting to the point of no return.

  • Here s Oh, yeah.

  • Uh, how long has it been?

  • Ah, we can think again after, like, three or four days.

  • I feel like if you make it past the week dress, that'll do you good.

  • Well, the fact that you're talking about it now, it'll be embarrassing if people see you smoking because you've said this and are given it before I gave up for you before.

  • And then I started it.

  • It's usually you just said if you get it passed a week, you're okay now.