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  • Hello everyone. And welcome back to English with Lucy. Today I have a very special guest.

  • This is my fiance, William. Hello everyone.

  • Will has never been on this channel before. No.

  • So it's an honour. It's been long overdue.

  • It has. So I've seen that many of you have requested a video on daily routines. So I

  • thought it would be a good idea for us to have a conversation and tell you about our

  • daily routines. And then I'll pick out some vocabulary to show you. So this is a fantastic

  • listening lesson, pronunciation lesson, because you can see how we pronounce specific words.

  • Don't forget to switch on subtitles if you need them. And to make this even better, I've

  • created a PDF sheet for you, which contains all of the key vocabulary. All you have to

  • do to download that is click on the link in the description box and sign up to my mailing

  • list. It will be sent directly to your inbox. Also, don't forget to share your own daily

  • routine in the comment section down below. I'd love to know what time you wake up, what

  • you eat for breakfast, what you have for lunch, what you have for dinner, and also what time

  • you go to bed. So first I think we should introduce ourselves because although we are

  • getting married, we live quite different lives, don't we?

  • Couldn't be more different really. Yeah. So we live in the same house, but we

  • have very different jobs. I am an English teacher, but I work on YouTube.

  • And I am a farmer and I work mainly outdoors on the farm.

  • Yes. So quite the unique pair I think. My first question for you is what time do you

  • usually wake up? Usually I would wake up at 5:30 to 6:00.

  • Yes, but what time do you get up? But I get up at 6:00.

  • Yeah. So there's an important difference between wake up and get up. When your eyes open in

  • the morning, you wake up. But when you leave your bed in the morning, you get up and Will

  • has a big problem. This gap between waking up and getting up is getting bigger and bigger.

  • Isn't it? I've gone from setting one alarm to three

  • alarms. Three alarms, and I have to lay next to him

  • hearing each alarm. So I have a very different job. I, well, I wake up at 5:30, at 5:45 at

  • 6:00 with Will. But I keep on sleeping and I get up at 7:30. But something very important

  • happens between that time frame I think. I feed the pets and I bring up a couple of

  • coffees. Yes. So very important. In the morning when

  • Will gets up before he goes to work, he brings me a coffee in bed and we try to have a coffee

  • together. It's a nice routine to have, I think. Yeah. It's a good start to the day.

  • Yeah. But it's interesting because Will's job isn't the same all year round. In summer

  • you're really, really busy. I mean, what time do you wake up in the summer?

  • 4:30 normally. Really, really early. So in the UK, we have

  • very long days in the summer and very short days in the winter. If you're from Norway,

  • Sweden, or anywhere more up North, you'll think, "What are you complaining about?" But

  • I remember when I was teaching English in Spain, people were surprised that the sun

  • would rise at 4:30 in the morning in summer and then set at 10:00 at night. But then in

  • the winter, the sun doesn't come up till 9:00 and then it can set at 3:30. So it's a big

  • difference. So your days in summer are so much longer.

  • Yeah. So let's move on to having breakfast. I normally

  • have breakfast at around 8:00. When do you have yours?

  • Either 7:30, before I go out to work again or at 10:00.

  • Oh yes. Because you go out and come back in for a break.

  • Yeas. Yeah. And what do you usually have?

  • Normally I would eat a bowl of cereal or I'd have a plate of toast.

  • Toast. Yes. Or on a special occasion, bacon sandwiches.

  • Very special. Bacon sandwiches on special occasions, or

  • what about a full English breakfast? Only on weekends.

  • Yes. So this is a really famous breakfast in the UK. The full English where you have

  • eggs, sausages, bacon. Black pudding.

  • Black pudding. What's black pudding? I don't think some of my students will like it.

  • You don't need to know then. It's sausage made out of blood. Black pudding,

  • hash brown. Hash browns.

  • It's like fried potato. Baked beans. French toast.

  • Yeah. Toast fried in oil. And we often have a cooked tomato and cooked mushrooms as well.

  • So it's a huge breakfast, very high fat. And we normally have it if we have drunk alcohol

  • the night before. Yes.

  • So it's something you'd have if you are hung over. You can have a hangover or you can be

  • hung over. This is important. They need to know it. Because I think they see the English

  • breakfast sometimes and think that, that's what we eat every morning. And that's not

  • true. No.

  • You have to be really hungry for an English breakfast.

  • We don't. No. We don't eat every morning. I would say

  • maybe five times a year. Yeah. Not a lot.

  • Five times a year. If we go to a hotel full English. Sometimes we compress it down to

  • a flinglish. Can I have a flinglish. So for my breakfast, I nearly always have it at around

  • 8:00 and I normally have porridge. So that's oats and milk cooked with some fruit like

  • banana, nectarines, or plums at the moment. And in summer I use blueberries and bananas.

  • Delicious. So the next thing that I do after breakfast

  • is I do some exercise. In American English, it's more common to say I work out. And we

  • do say this, but it's not as commonly used in British English. I do a workout. Yes. But

  • I work out. I mean, would you think it's more American?

  • Yes, definitely. Yeah. So I either go to the gym and do an

  • exercise class or I stay on the farm and I go for a run. I go for a run. If you do exercise,

  • what do you do? I do a lot of walking all day. So 80% of my

  • day will be walking. And we have a Fitbit that tracks every step we take, every move

  • we make. And that tracks our steps every day. Yeah. And we have a competition. So you can

  • see all the steps that our friends and family have done. And if Will remembers to wear his

  • Fitbit, he always wins. It's so annoying. I run 10 kilometres and I still don't beat

  • Will because you just spend all day walking. So all day, nearly every day I will be lifting

  • bags, shovelling grain, just a lot of physical work really.

  • Yeah. So you said shovelling. Yes. Shovelling.

  • So that's to use a shovel or a spade. It's the verb of using that. I think that was a

  • good one. And grain. Grain is basically seeds like wheat, barley, oats, and a thing like

  • that. That's what Will grows on his farm. So Will also does some work in a little gym

  • that we have set up. We have put in place downstairs and I see you do lots of-

  • Bicep curls. Bicep curls. Squats.

  • Squats. I do some squats at the gym sometimes.

  • Yes. And bench presses as well.

  • Yes. Bench press. Those are the three that I really see you

  • do. Yep.

  • Yeah. Anything else? What else? Press ups.

  • Press ups. When you're down going like that. And some chin ups.

  • Oh yes. When you pull your body up like that. Yeah.

  • I hope you enjoyed my demonstration of that. I won't be starting a fitness channel. One

  • thing that takes a lot of time for me is doing my makeup and doing my hair. It's a long process.

  • I'm exactly the same. Exactly the same. Why else do you think I get up at 4:30 in the

  • morning? You got to look good for those fields. I also

  • spend a long time writing scripts and doing a lot of researching because I'm always learning

  • as well. So I have an idea for an English lesson in my head, and then I'll spend a full

  • day researching and writing the scripts for the next day's filming. So on a Monday, I'll

  • do the research and the writing. On a Tuesday, I'll do the filming. On a Wednesday, we'll

  • get all the editing done. And then on the Thursdays and Fridays, I'll do more admin

  • work. So looking at my accounts, the finances, replying to emails, sending emails. It's a

  • full time job. Yeah.

  • It's a full time job. It is.

  • Will has a very specific lunchtime. What time is it?

  • 1:00. 1:00 is lunch time. It has to be lunch time

  • because that's when Will's dad has lunch as well. And you work with your dad.

  • Yeah. Yeah. So at 1:00 every day we come in and

  • we have lunch and we both have different lunches, don't we?

  • Yes. Yeah. We hardly ever eat the same thing.

  • Yes. I normally have a sandwich. In the winter I always have soup. I love having

  • something warm for lunch because I'm quite a cold person. I get cold very easily. And

  • in the summer I nearly always have salad, but not boring salad. I like to make interesting

  • salads with different seeds. I like to use butternut squash.

  • Yep. Yep. So that's similar to pumpkin. Some cheese

  • like feta cheese or mozzarella. And I try to include a bit of protein like chicken or

  • fish as well. In the UK we to have a light lunch and a heavy dinner. I know this is different

  • in some countries and cultures. I remember when I lived in Spain, we would have a big

  • lunch and then a lighter dinner. And this was really hard for me especially as the dinner

  • time was so late. Whereas in England we eat dinner quite early.

  • But before we talk about dinner, what do we do in the afternoons? When I know one thing

  • that I often do is I walk the dog. I love taking our dog Diego on a long walk across

  • all the fields. And I think he loves that too.

  • Yes he does. He loves it. Okay. Let's talk about dinner

  • time. Here we normally have dinner at around 6:00. Although sometimes in the summer we'll

  • have it later. Maximum 8:00, right? Yeah, latest.

  • Yeah, latest 8:00. And what do we typically have for dinner?

  • Our meals are quite varied. We normally eat fish twice a week.

  • Yes. So one of my favourite dishes is to cook salmon with lemon, asparagus and potatoes.

  • We have that every single week. Don't we? Yes, we do.

  • And then we have other fish like tuna, sea bass.

  • Sea bream. Sea bream. Haddock?

  • Sometimes yes. Basa as well. I love Basa. We do eat a lot

  • of fish, two or three times a week. One of Will's favourites is steak. So I do that every

  • now and again. We do it on the barbecue. Yap.

  • And we also like doing chicken and salads inspired by the Italians. We do a lot of prawn

  • linguini with lemon and sun dried tomatoes. That's delicious. And then on a Sunday we

  • often have a very traditional British meal. The Sunday roast. Sometimes I make it myself

  • and sometimes we go... Well more often we go to the pub.

  • I think more often we go to the pub. Definitely. Definitely. I love going out on

  • a Sunday afternoon for a Sunday roast. A Sunday roast is made up of one meat.

  • Yeah. So typically turkey, chicken, lamb, pork, or beef.

  • Yes. One side of potatoes. Roast potatoes. So roast potatoes are very

  • special. You peel them, you boil them. Then you cover them in fat, like an oil or sometimes

  • duck fat or goose fat. And then you put them in the oven and cook them until they're golden

  • and crispy. They are so good. They are delicious.

  • They're amazing. And every British person thinks that their parents, their moms or their

  • grandma's Sunday roast potatoes are the best. And then vegetables, you'll have two to three

  • or more. Could be more. Your mom does four different

  • vegetables. She loves it.

  • She does such a good roast. Okay. Let's say for different types of vegetables

  • will be on your plate as well. That would be broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, carrots.

  • Carrots, parsnips. Parsnips. Yes.

  • That's the one vegetable that I... I will eat it. There's nothing I won't eat, but parsnips,

  • I would not choose to have them. They're too sweet for me. But often with chicken or with

  • turkey, because they're birds, they have stuffing, which is... What is stuffing?