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  • business and money and book business books and much.

  • Hi James frank did just trying to figure out why.

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  • Has got oh I get it.

  • We're doing an L.

  • V.

  • C.

  • Lesson today.

  • Okay so today's lesson is on how books and reading can be used for business and casual conversation.

  • We're going to do an L.

  • V.

  • C.

  • And what is that?

  • This is a lesson in which we're going to work on your listening skills.

  • We're going to increase your vocabulary and help you with comprehension all at the same time.

  • I think it's a difficult thing to do.

  • Stick with us and we'll get it done.

  • How are we going to do it?

  • What I need for you to do to help me help you is grab a pen and pen pencil and grab some paper.

  • If you can't do that don't worry about it.

  • Just pay attention.

  • You can always do this.

  • Redo this later on and I'm going to read a story to you.

  • I won't be visible on the camera.

  • You're going to listen to reason why I'm doing that is our sense of hearing gets better when we don't watch something else.

  • I'll read the story you listen to it.

  • We'll come back I'll explain all of the vocabulary that I have picked specifically for you to learn.

  • We'll go over that vocabulary then to work on your comprehension.

  • What we're going to do is we'll read the story again.

  • You will then listen see how much you've got and of course we'll test it finally with a.

  • Test at the end.

  • Are you ready?

  • Let's go.

  • My mother told me that you can't judge a book by its cover.

  • This was especially true of mystery.

  • He was a bookworm by nature and in my book he was a really good guy.

  • Some of his coworkers weren't as honest as he was and would cook the books if it made them more money.

  • So you always had to read between the lines when you do business with them.

  • One day, Mr E caught his colleague trying to cheat a little old lady.

  • So Mr E read him the riot act and threatened to throw the book at him if he ever did it again.

  • Like I said, mystery is a good guy.

  • And I'm going to take a page out of his book and be a good guy too.

  • Alrighty.

  • So we have done our listening component where you heard a story and a whole bunch of words you didn't understand and we're going to take the time now to work on the the part of our lesson, the vocabulary that I picked for you.

  • All right.

  • This will aid us in our comprehension comprehension in our next section.

  • So let's stand over here.

  • You can't judge a book by its cover and that means the outward appearance of a thing doesn't tell you what's inside.

  • Okay, simple.

  • Just because it looks one way doesn't mean it's that way all the way through.

  • Perfect example is an egg.

  • An egg has an outside hard shell and you knock on it it's hard, but if you cracking that open, everybody knows the inside is liquid, it's not hard on the inside.

  • You meet a person who is quiet and shy but they could be like a great fighter and you wouldn't see it on the outside because they keep it on the inside.

  • So don't judge a book by its cover means just because it looks a certain way, it doesn't reveal to you the true nature of the thing.

  • Number two book warren, someone who loves books and loves reading, yep, that's that's basically at e is a worm and the bookworm is someone like because you know the worm goes in the ground and stays there a person who's a bookworm gets into books, they love to read and read a lot.

  • Okay.

  • You could say for instance if you have a friend who loves reading all the time, he's a bookworm, he's always in the library and it would tell me right away, loves to eat library.

  • It just makes sense.

  • In my book, it means, in my opinion, this is what I think right?

  • Everybody has their own book in a way of speaking as you live, you create your own story.

  • So in your book this is how you believe or how you see it from your perspective cook the books to falsify facts and figures some of you might be falsified.

  • It's when you change things, you shouldn't change there was what's right and correct and what's false is usually similar to wrong.

  • So when you falsify you take something and you change it.

  • So it's no longer true.

  • Example, if someone has books for accounting and they're counting things and they have 1000, they might add another zero and say it costs 10,000.

  • That's not true.

  • That's false information, right?

  • Or fake news.

  • Next read between the lines, there's an old joke actually come to that second.

  • It means to search for the truth and the meaning of what is said there is what somebody says and what they really mean.

  • Okay, So in that case when we say read between the lines, you've got line line, what's in between?

  • Yes, some of you caught it and if you didn't, you can't read between the lines, it means there's a real intent or a real meaning, but they may not be able to say it.

  • For example, johnson, you're a great worker.

  • We have had a tremendous time working with you.

  • As you know, we have to let go of some of the work force here and we've always appreciated work.

  • You've done.

  • You're being fired.

  • He didn't say it.

  • Read between the lines, we have always liked not.

  • We like we have always they're talking in the past tense, you're gone.

  • So there's the words they say, but in between is the real meaning.

  • Next read someone the riot act, it means to strongly warn somebody to improve their behavior.

  • The riot act is something in many cities all over the world have, which is basically when the people are acting out or protesting in the streets, if there's a riot act, it means the police will go out to control them and say change your behavior.

  • You're being too disruptive.

  • When someone reads you the riot act, they're saying, hey, look, this is what you're doing.

  • And if you keep doing this, this is what's going to happen.

  • And it's not gonna be party with a cake and your friends, you're gonna be in trouble.

  • So when they read you the riot act, they tell you what you're doing, how they feel about it and what's going to happen if you continue and it's not a positive thing.

  • Okay, throw the book at someone and it means to punish someone severely.

  • Now if you stop and think about it, if I took a book and I threw it at you, it's gonna hurt.

  • And that's basically what this means.

  • When you go to court, if the judge throws the book at you, he's going to say, well for doing this particular bad thing, you should go to jail for two years.

  • But I'm sending you for 10 years, he's throwing the book at you because that's the maximum in the book and he's saying you're going to be punished this much?

  • Okay, last one, take a page out of someone's book.

  • Do you remember when I talked up here and I said in my book we're all basically books.

  • Well if you're a book you have many pages because you've lived a long time.

  • So in this particular thing it says to act in a way someone else would act.

  • You were reading someone else's book and you're saying I like that behavior, I want to be like that so I'm going to take that page out put it in my book so I can act like that.

  • It's usually for things that we find respectful in someone else or we've respected someone else.

  • Um So it could be working hard, being tough.

  • Um Keeping your word being you take that page from someone else's book, put it in your book.

  • You want to take on those characteristics.

  • Well guess what?

  • Now that we've gone through the vocabulary?

  • Let's try out your comprehension.

  • I bet you're going to do better than you think.

  • My mother told me that you can't judge a book by its cover.

  • This was especially true of mystery.

  • He was a bookworm by nature.

  • And in my book he was a really good guy.

  • Some of his co workers weren't so honest, weren't as honest as he was and we cooked the books if it made them more money.

  • So you always had to read between the lines when you did business with them one day.

  • Mystery caught his fellow colleague trying to cheat a little old lady.

  • So Mr e read him the riot act and threatened to throw the book at him if he ever did it again.

  • Like I said mystery is a good guy.

  • And I'm going to take a page out of his book and be a good guy too.

  • Alrighty then jim Carrey.

  • Okay so let's test our comprehension because we did the listening to vocabulary.

  • I'm just going to go through some questions to demonstrate now to prove to you that you have learned more than you thought.

  • So let's do the first one.

  • The accountant worked we're gonna need a pen here.

  • The accountant worked for the mafia and would often something to hide their money from the government.

  • What would he do?

  • Well accountants work with what books?

  • Uh huh.

  • Yeah I do hope he makes a nice risotto.

  • He would cook the books.

  • All right.

  • It means change it.

  • Falsified the information in the books to make it look like it's one thing when it's not okay next something is the best season.

  • Mm Well that sounds like it's my opinion does it not?

  • Yeah so I would say okay.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • Yeah yeah kind of helped you when I said in my opinion right but it's in my book summer is the best season.

  • What about # 3?

  • Stop being a go outside and play with your friends mm You're inside.

  • What would you do inside besides?

  • Well the lesson is on books right so I would say and we made a joke about mr e I think he's a worm but he's not a bookworm.

  • And a bookworm loves to read.

  • And they usually like to read inside.

  • So go outside, play with your friends.

  • Get some fresh air.

  • What about # 4?

  • Mr ease wife.

  • Mhm.

  • I probably would be pretty upset if I had a worm for husband and he came home late smelling of tequila.

  • That's alcohol.

  • Good joke.

  • Okay.

  • Yes.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah.

  • Read him the riot act.

  • Remember when you read the riot act, you threaten someone that if you don't change your behavior, something bad is going to happen.

  • So he's late.

  • He smells of alcohol.

  • Tequila.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Then you say, hey, if this happens again blah blah blah blah blah.

  • And now finally number five which is a really long one.

  • So that should help you a lot.

  • Okay, so that's right.

  • You can't always get what note.

  • That's not.

  • That's a song.

  • Yeah, It's a long one.

  • That's right.

  • You can't always judge a book by its cover.

  • You see the cover could be really exciting on the outside with bright colors and inside it's a very boring book.

  • In this case.

  • You can't judge a book by its cover.

  • He may be shy but he's a good fighter, right?

  • So it just seems quiet and shy.

  • But he can fight.

  • Now let us go and do the bonus.

  • And the bonus I have three words four sorry three phrases for you that have to do with books and reading?

  • And the 1st 1 is to close the books.

  • Well, when you close the books, you think about it, you read the page, there's from page 100, page 400.

  • You read all of it to 400 and then you close the book.

  • What does that mean?

  • Basically you're finished.

  • So if you close the books on something, you're going to stop spending time and effort on something.

  • So let's imagine Mr e is with Mrs E and he's come home smelling of alcohol and late for months at a time.

  • She may close the book and said, okay, I'm divorcing you.

  • That's it.

  • I'm done with this relationship.

  • Closing the books on it.

  • You're done And you're moving on.

  • No more energy or time to be spent on it.

  • What about the next 1?

  • To hit the books?

  • Well, you're not actually punching them, but it means to study.

  • All right.

  • So, uh, in order to pass my aisles test, I had to hit the books pretty hard.

  • Right, study hard.

  • And finally, there was a president called George Bush and as George Herbert Bush a long time ago and he made a famous speech where he was talking before a war.

  • He said read my lips.

  • No, it was taxes.

  • I'm sorry.

  • It was read my lips no more new taxes.

  • Listen carefully, watch them.

  • So when somebody says read my lips, it means listen carefully.

  • So if you ask your parents for instance, some of you are parents or your kids may do this.

  • Mom and dad, can I borrow the car?

  • Read my lips No because that's the answer.

  • Okay.

  • And it means listen carefully because I'm not going to repeat it.

  • That's what it is.

  • So you got your bonus, you did your quiz, which I'm sure you probably got five out of five on you're patting yourself on the back, which is great.

  • Once again, I want to say thank you and how do I thank you?

  • Yes, I'm a crazy person to the way I thank you is by giving you homework because with homework or working on working at home we can improve our english so you can become a native speaker foster and in that regard, the two questions I have for you today are the following.

  • When politicians speak.

  • You often have to something to get to the truth.

  • What phrase would go in there to make that a true statement.

  • And the second one is the judge something at the criminal and sent her to jail for 200 years.

  • That sounds pretty serious to me.

  • Anyway, the points for this one will be 100,000 points for each one you get correct.

  • Please make sure in the comments below you put down the answers to those questions as you know other students, whether you're on in vivid or you're on, YouTube usually give a thumbs up, thumbs down, which helps you with your point score and that's it.

  • But before I go I need to say something and what do I need to say?

  • I would like you to subscribe.

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  • I almost forgot almost got away quote of the day.

  • Is this?

  • I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.

  • If some of you are scratching your head.

  • What?

  • Who said that?

  • It's J.

  • K.

  • Rowling, the author of the harry potter books.

  • And this particular video goes out to curly from Canada.

  • Anyway, so thank you.

  • Once again, I need you to go tonight.

  • Don't need you to you want to go to because after you've done this and you think you're pretty good.