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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.
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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.
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.
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?
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Learn How to Argue in English | An English Lesson about Arguing

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