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Virus and Going Viral / English Addict 47 LIVE Lesson / Wed 4th March 2020 / Panic Words and Phrases

March 7, 2020

hmm some good advice there here we go
again oh yes we are back everyone hmm if you like learning English if you are a
big fan of the English language you are in the right place welcome to another
English addict live from the birthplace of English which just happens to be
England hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in
England how are you today are you okay I hope so are you happy are you really
happy how are you feeling what a strange period of time to be
living through I think a hundred years from now people will be talking about
this particular period of time and they will be saying things like what the hell
was going on here we are once again we have made it into March and we are here
together again to learn a little bit of English and I and with you once more yes
I am with you three times a week by the way you can catch me on Sunday Wednesday
and Friday 2 p.m. UK time is when I’m on so I hope you are feeling good I know
that things in the world at the moment are a little strange however here is
something to cheer you up here is the view in my garden at the
moment so earlier there were lots of birds
feeding in my garden but now of course they’ve gone because I’ve started my
livestream this always happens by the way I’ve noticed this whenever I turn my
camera on the birds vanish I don’t know why it’s almost as if they know they are
being filmed so there it is outside the live view
I hope later on there will be more birds we had the woodpecker this morning the
woodpecker actually came to feed from the bird feeder so I was very excited
about that however there is no woodpecker there at the moment here is
another view outside just to give you an idea of what the weather is like today
you can see it’s a little bit wet we have a wet day here in the UK lots of
rain and it is quite cold many people staying in today well unless
of course they have to go to work however most people are going about
their business as usual however things might change those moments of normality
might suddenly change over the next few days I suppose the best advice I can give at
the moment I suppose the best advice I can give is don’t panic don’t panic
anyone don’t panic don’t please calm down don’t panic everyone let’s just
stay calm talking of which we are talking about the word panic today
because it would appear that a lot of people are becoming a little bit worried
about you know what you know what I’m talking about that thing that apparently
is causing a lot of chaos around the world I know I’m being a little jokey
about it but let’s face it it is a very strange period of time to be living in I
must be honest with you it is a very strange time to be living in so we have
you know what a lot of people are talking about this at the moment a lot
of fear a lot of anxiety and of course the media are getting involved now by
telling people all sorts of information some of the information is very
misleading leading of course and causing more panic so what do you think how are
things where you are here in the UK we are trying to stay calm over the
coronavirus however at the moment there is a lot of misinformation information
that is being given out that isn’t strictly true so the only piece of
information that probably we need to know at the moment is to stay clean to
keep your hands nice and clean so that is one of the best ways of protecting
yourself against you know what so hello to everyone nice to see you here today
and guess what we have made it we have almost made it
to the middle of the week yes it’s Wednesday mmm a lot of uncertainty in the world at
the moment no one really knows what is going to happen next however I know what
is going to happen next here on the live chat because here we go again hello to
everyone on the live chat a big special hello to Vitesse hello Vitas nice to see
you here today guess what you are first on today’s live
chat congratulations apparently in certain
countries there is a shortage or it is being reported that there is a shortage
of this apparently in some countries Japan has been mentioned and also
Australia was mentioned this morning as well apparently people are rushing to
the supermarkets and they are buying lots oh this I don’t know why but
apparently this is on the list of things that you need
if the coronavirus becomes much worse so I’m not sure why toilet paper is the
most important thing or one of the most important things because there are other
things you can use is well beside this I suppose you could use kitchen paper so
maybe you could get some kitchen rolls instead and use those in fact I think in
some cases maybe using kitchen paper instead of this might be better you
could also use newspaper as well you could buy your daily newspaper and then
later on you can reuse it as toilet paper so a very strange period of time
is occurring what do you think how do you feel about it do you feel worried do
you feel concerned about what is happening or maybe you are not worried
at all of course there are many theories as to how the coronavirus started
however many scientists many researchers and experts seem to think that this is
where the coronavirus started now we are pretty sure that it started in China
however this is where the coronavirus is supposed to have come from do you
recognize this animal it is a Pangolin and apparently in China this particular
animal is delicacy it is eaten in China and
apparently they suspect that this is where the transmission of the corona
virus occurred so it’s happened in China in Wuhan and this apparently is supposed
to be the animal where it came from how it was transmitted from animal to human
still remains slightly mysterious I think it’s safe to say that there are
many people who don’t know what is happening at the moment with the corona
virus however they seem to suspect that this particular animal is responsible
for it nothing surprises me anymore do you remember in the past we used to get
very shocked by things things used to make us feel very surprised nowadays we
seem to get angry over things we always seem to be in a constant state of
outrage however in the past things used to genuinely shocked us we used to be
shocked by things these days it is so hard to be surprised by anything that
happens do you feel the same way as me I wonder these days it is very hard to be
surprised by anything that happens anything don’t forget whatever you do
don’t panic don’t panic hello everyone its English
addict with myself mr. Duncan is my name by the way for those wondering who the
hell is that strange weird man on my computer monitor at the moment my name
is Duncan and I teach English and I have been doing it for a very long time in
fact I think one day I will actually forget how long I’ve been doing this for
because I’ve been doing it for so long so maybe when I’m another 10 years older
and my brain begins to fade my memories begin to slip away perhaps I will forget
how long I’ve been doing this for it’s a long time anyway hello to the live chat
hello all so – laughs a nice to see you here today I’m just I am adjusting my
controls I don’t know why they seem to be very far away
sweetness hello sweetness nice to see you here today
also black catcher nice to see you here today
sweetness says hello there happy Wednesday how are you dear mr. Duncan I
hope you are doing well I’m okay I can’t complain I will be honest with you
christina is here the situation is not getting better how long will it last
I am so worried about it well can I just say you can stay calm at the moment
because you have something nice to watch however I suppose today’s live stream
where will not take your mind of what is happening in the world because I’m going
to talk about viruses words connected to virus and also the way in which that
word can be used and what does it mean when something goes viral what does it
mean also we’re talking about words connected with panic panic what does it
mean how how can express the feeling of panic also I
thought it would be interesting to talk about something else this is one of my
philosophies of life so this is one of them one of the things I always like to
do every day I always like to learn something new I make it a rule to tell
myself that every day I have to learn something new one new
piece of information however it doesn’t have to be one it can be more than one
however I always say that it is good to learn new things every day
so a good question to ask before we get into the unpleasant stuff what did you
learn today have you learned anything today so far now it doesn’t have to be
connected to my lessons it can be anything
have you learned something today that you didn’t know yesterday so not just my
lessons but anything in life did you find out something what did you learn
today maybe a new piece of information maybe something new that you’ve
discovered maybe a fact that you weren’t aware of or maybe something you didn’t
know about yourself so I always tell myself to learn something new every day
whatever it is because then your brain will stay active
and I always believe that learning new things is a great way of keeping your
brain active and also fresh so once again I will ask you what did you learn
today did you learn something new today something interesting maybe a new fact
or maybe a little bit of news that you didn’t know about maybe your neighbor
told you about something maybe they gave you some information you
didn’t know so what did you learn today did you learn something new today
and if so what is it mog mog is he Hiroko hello Hiroko nice to see you here
Oh pal Mira is here as well nice to see you as well nice to see you
here pal Mira sweetness says I hope you are all doing well we are okay but don’t
forget if you are feeling a little unwell under the weather
maybe check with your doctor or perhaps even stay indoors a new phrase that
people are using at the moment self isolation it’s almost become a buzzword
over the past few days so people now are talking about self isolation so what you
do is you stay at home you avoid contact with other people we call it self
isolation to be isolated means to be away and also distant from other people
there is no one nearby hello LAN new in hello teacher
and everyone from Vietnam yes I know I have a lot of people many people now
watching in Vietnam can I say a special hello to everyone watching in Viet now
I know I have a lot of people watching me right now
thank you also to Alex D a well-known English teacher in Vietnam who has been
talking about my lessons thank you very much
hello also Irene Luis Mendez is here as well
Marina oh hello – marina how are you today thank you very much
you might notice that my voice sounds a little dry today for two reasons one
it’s very hot in the studio and also I forgot to bring my water so I haven’t
got my water here in the studio so at some point I’m going to have to go
outside and get my water which is over there hello Belarus ear
I think your hands are quite clean already stop washing them the skin will
be damaged well I suppose you don’t have to wash your hands all the time however
after you’ve been in close contact with someone or maybe if you’ve been to the
toilets but then I suppose you should be doing that anyway you should be washing
your hands after you go to the toilet that is obvious very obvious hello
are there any loo rolls yes here we go apparently there is a shortage of toilet
paper in Japan and also in Australia apparently I don’t know how true it is
but apparently there is a shortage however however we can also call this
loo roll as well loo roll or toilet paper excuse me can I just disappear
over there I’m going to get my water because I forgot to bring it I’ll be
back in a moment whilst you’re waiting here are the birds would you like to
have a look at the birds oh my goodness look
there are so many birds on the bird feeder of course the only problem is if
I go out of the room I will actually disturb the birds so then the birds will
fly away so you can see there are lots of birds we have green finches also gold
finches can you see the little birds with the red faces they are called gold
finches gold finches so now I’m going to disturb the birds by walking past the
window so see if you can see see if you can spot the moment when I go past the
window you will see all the birds fly away so I will be back in a moment I think I can’t find my water I don’t
know where my water has gone how strange I seem to have lost my water has anyone
seen my water hmm so did you spot the moment when I went past the window
and all of birds flew away yes they did okay I’m back now sorry about that my
throat is a little bit dry today because I’ve been doing so much talking this
week for various reasons which I won’t go into but I have been chatting a lot
this week so hello to the live chat once again we are talking about viruses pachu
says what is the status of the corona virus or as many people are calling it
now covered 19 here in the UK I think there are 50 people now affected
directly by corona virus 50 which does it seem very many when you think about
it however the big worry and this is the reason why people are worried is not the
number that are infected now but what will happen later as those people who
have been affected but don’t realize it come into contact with other people so
you can see that is the danger that so the real worry here is people coming
into contact with other people who are infected with the corona virus but they
don’t realize it so I think that’s the big problem here yes it’s rainy today
we’ve had a lot of rain it does not feel like winter and it certainly doesn’t
feel like early spring to be honest Marina says it’s so hard with coffered
19 but you are right to joke about it a bit yes we have to find some some
light moment it’s from all the misery you are right
and not only that if you thought that was bad enough guess what guess who’s
back yes Crocodile Dundee is coming back Paul
Hogan is coming back to our big screen as Crocodile Dundee Crocodile Dundee is
back oh hang on a second no that’s not Crocodile Dundee
that’s an old leather sofa that’s a piece of old leather covering a sofa no
that is Crocodile Dundee he’s back everyone although to be honest with you
I can’t tell the difference between him and an old leather sofa yes just when
you thought things couldn’t get any weirder Crocodile Dundee is coming back
to the big screen in in a great film apparently called the
very excellent mr. Dundee coming to a cinema near you does anyone actually
remember Crocodile Dundee I mean come on is it the 1980s again so apparently Paul
Hogan who plays Crocodile Dundee or used to in the 1980s has decided to make a
new film even though he’s about I think is about 95 now but he is back in a new
movie called the very excellent mr. Dundee and there you can see a picture
of the poster you can see also John Cleese is appearing in the movie as well
apparently and also Chevie chase well-known American comedian so I cannot
believe they are bringing back Crocodile Dundee what do you think do you do you
really want to go out and see another Crocodile Dundee film
and I suppose the big question is what will actually happen in the film because
he is getting on a bit now I have a feeling that the movie will have a lot
of de-aging have you heard of that nowadays if you are an old actor they
can actually use computer technology to make you look young again you can look
young and youthful once again so I like the sound of that to be honest so
Crocodile Dundee is coming back and you thought coronavirus was bad the birds
have returned in the garden for those who are wondering there they’re back now
they are back you can see the Goldfinch you can see the blue tits so those are
the birds right now in the garden meanwhile we have a lot of things to
talk about today we are talking about well one of the things I want to talk
about is panic panic and one of the things that we often think of when
people panic is well first of all their behavior changes quite a lot so people
start doing strange things and one of the things that people sometimes do is
they start panic buying so you panic and then you start buying things because
you think they are going to disappear so we say panic buying so when we describe
panic buying we are saying that people become very afraid worried and upset and
they go out and buy things that they think they need panic buying and the
reason why people are panicking at the moment is well it’s because of the
coronavirus it’s in the news it’s in the newspapers it’s on the internet people
are talking about it all the time however we can also have a look at the
word virus would you like to have a look here it is the word virus now this is
something very technical but I will try to explain it as slowly as I can an
infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein
coat it is too small to be seen by light microscopy so when we talk about
microscopy we are talking about using a microscope and quite often if you use a
microscope quite often you will need light also to illuminate the thing you
are looking at so it is too small to be seen by light microscopy and is able to
multiply only within the living cells of a host so a virus is something that
lives inside cells of a host so when we say host it
means the body or where the virus actually is so the person with the virus
is the host in their body it is in their body I don’t like the sound of that to
be honest I don’t like the sound of that at all also we can say virus as a noun
well an infection or disease caused by a virus so when we say virus it can mean
the thing oh it can mean the infection or disease that is caused by a virus
such as the flu virus you are naming a specific type of virus the virus also as
a noun can be a harmful or corrupting influence a thing that might be harmful
a thing that corrupts is a is a thing that has a bad effect or maybe is a bad
influence on other things so we can use virus in that way as well you can have a
computer virus I’m sure at some point in our lives we have had a computer virus I
know I have many years ago when computer viruses were more common I would often
get computer viruses a computer virus a piece of code which is capable of
copying itself and typically has a detrimental or negative effect such as
corrupting the system or destroying data so yes we can have a computer virus a
virus that literally spreads from computer to computer something can also
go viral as well as an adjective so it is of the nature caused by or relating
to a virus all irises so when something goes viral we
are expressing the nature of the thing that is spreading it has gone viral
for example you can have something such as a video that is gone viral an image
video or piece of information circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet
user to another so on the internet quite often things will go viral they will
spread very quickly a viral ad campaign so maybe an advertisement that lots of
people start talking about can also become viral a lot of people start
talking about that particular thing the video went viral and was seen by
millions so something that is gone viral is something that is spreading around
because people are telling other people about it and let’s face it the best
place to tell other people about things is the internet so we can say that
something is viral widespread transmittable or is being transmitted
something is contagious or catching it means the thing is going around it is
spreading so we can have a viral video so a video on YouTube that is very
popular and suddenly lots of people start watching it however I must be
honest I can’t remember the last time I saw a viral video on YouTube when was
the last time that a video on YouTube went really viral I can’t remember
I don’t think YouTube has viral videos anymore do you think so I can’t remember
the last time I actually saw a viral video I can’t
I can’t remember at all I remember many years ago there was a guy called Tay Tay
Zonday or Zay Zay tondet is that is that his name and he had a hit with a song
called Chocolate Rain that is one of the first viral videos that I remember on
YouTube and of course there are other viral videos cool there’s charlie bit my
finger who remembers that charlie bit my finger a very popular and well-known
viral video for many years ago hello to everybody
Irene is here also marina let’s spread English with mr. Duncan like a good
virus yes I think that’s a good idea so of course sometimes telling other
people about something or showing other people things can be good because well
it has a good influence so of course something that is viral can
be a good thing may be something that is offering advice can go viral something
that makes a person feel happy or maybe something that reassures you can go
viral and it helps lots of people so yes for all you English at ik’s
out there I am here trying to make English become viral in a nice way
Rolfie says apparently the Pope Pope Francisco is apparently sick as well
with some sort of virus now this is something that I saw in the news a
couple of days ago however this morning when I was flicking through the news on
my phone I noticed that there was a story about
the Pope and it said that he’s been tested for coronavirus and it came back
negative so for all those worrying about the Pope
the news that I received this morning was that he was actually negative for
coronavirus which is good news for many people I’m sure I remember viral videos
of viral videos called the cold water challenge oh yes
the ice bucket challenge where people would pour ice cold water over their
heads and I think it was for a charity I think it was some some sort of illness
that causes damage to your nerves ALS am i right there
I think so hello Umberto hello also to Anna also to pal mirror again yes there
are many viral videos however these days I don’t think there are so many I don’t
think there are very many viral videos these days because there are so many
things now on YouTube it is very hard for one thing to stand out what do you
think have you seen a viral video recently because I I don’t think I have
not for a long time hello marina hello also Luis I’m not worried about
coronavirus because I think that our life is like a road and when you take it
all the things good or bad are waiting for you yes I suppose so
and that is one of the things about life you never know what’s around the corner
something good or something bad might be waiting for you so here’s a good
question what did you learn today did you learn something new about the world
around you or maybe something that you didn’t know before maybe a fact or a
piece of information or maybe you learnt something that you didn’t know about a
person or about yourself so I always try
to learn something new every day even if it’s just one thing self-improvement is
always a good route to take in your life that’s what I think anyway
hello all so – oh hello – pachu when was the last time you watched a viral video
I can’t remember the last firewall video that I watched because many years ago on
YouTube they used to be lots of viral videos Tay Zonday was that his name I
want to say Tay Zonday Chocolate Rain falling out of the sky do you remember
that song and then there was the little baby who bit his brother’s finger
charlie bit my finger and there was another one the sneezing Panda as well
the little panda that sneezed that was very popular so many years ago in the
early days of YouTube because I have been on YouTube for nearly 14 years I
had mentioned that today I’ve learned a few new words in English says heart Tran
hello heart Tran nice to see you here today
I’m teaching English talking about English hi Lee Kwang says today I
learned how to write an essay about education well then I’m glad that maybe
my lessons perhaps have helped you achieve that
goal I hope so thank you also to Christina I learned to live every moment
of life with intensity or intensely because the future is always uncertain
as I always say live every day as if it’s your last because one day you’ll be
right thank you very much also to Rolfie yes apparently it is true
you can look it up he is sick that is the Pope but it is not coronavirus so
for those who were concerned about what I said earlier
apparently the Pope does not have coronavirus according to the official
report so that’s all I can say about that really thank you very much for your
company today nice to see you here hello also – wow so many people already
appearing now so many viral videos can you remember a viral video can you
remember a viral video from YouTube maybe something that you used to watch a
game and again and again so I remember the Chocolate Rain song oh there was
also another song as well that was very popular about five or six years ago who
remembers Monday is it Monday or Friday Friday Friday Friday I always look
forward to Friday it’s my day who remembers that Pham my says hello it’s
the first time that I’ve seen you thank you very much Pham my nice to see you
and welcome and for those who are worried about my
voice don’t worry don’t worry it isn’t it isn’t I feel completely well I’m okay
it’s just that my voice is a little worn out because I’ve been using it a lot
hello mog mog I have learned English now in my area and I only have 15 minutes
remaining until tomorrow arrives oh I see so mog mog is preparing to go into
tomorrow don’t forget try to learn something new
every day even if it’s just one thing something new every day hello sir he
thank you very much you are God like me me please every night I ask myself what
was the new thing I learnt today I always find something and I always find
something I could learn to discover I know it’s one of the things I love about
life it’s one of the things I love about existing is the fact that there are
always new things to discover I don’t know everything there are many
things that I don’t know for example yesterday I didn’t know that this animal
existed so yesterday I didn’t know that this
animal was a real thing but now I do and apparently there is a theory that this
is where the corona virus originated in China because in China apparently this
particular animal is a delicacy even though it is also an endangered animal
as well so I didn’t know that but now I do
Tania says oh my goodness is it really episode 47 yes this is 47 episode 47 of
English addict I can’t believe it so we will soon be celebrating our 50th
episode I’m looking forward to that Marina says yes there was a viral song
called happy oh yes I remember that one I wanna be happy everyone be happy yes I
like that song it was very good thank you very much thank you to Mohammed
fayez who says hey dude is that me thank you
I just subscribe to this channel and now I’m here to learn English can you help
me well that’s what I do I am here to help everyone with their English
whatever it may be I will try my best to help you
hello also – Tuan who says you should have lemonade with honey it is good for
your voice I don’t know why my voice is so strange today it’s very dry it might
also be the weather as well and also the fact that I’m standing in a very hot
studio it’s so hot in here as well so maybe it’s a lot of things in the
Lithuanian Pangolin is translated into who eats ants yes because the Pangolin
apparently it lives on insects yes but apparently also some people
think that they taste delicious so they eat them Pedro we see ya oh hello Pedro
Pedro Belmont is here but now I think he’s about to go hello Alec Z I read
about the pangolins but then it seems that it was an error by the journalist
the virus is similar to covered 19 but not the same oh I see
okay then well this is something that I I was watching just two nights ago so I
think it was on Monday night I was watching something and they were talking
about the Pangolin and they were saying that this is where they think the corona
virus came from how it was transmitted so maybe maybe that now has been
disproved as well but this is one of the problems that people are facing right
now people actually don’t know about it there are many things that people don’t
understand about this new virus another thing that people are getting confused
by is how long it will take to get a vaccine so if you have a vaccine then
you can vaccinate people to protect them from the virus just just like flu so
many people especially people who are elderly or people who are young or
people who are vulnerable to infection they will have the flu vaccine so now
they are trying to find out if they can develop a vaccine to protect people from
the corona virus however vaccines take a long time to develop it’s not a few
weeks it’s not a couple of months sometimes a vaccine can take a very long
time to develop because you have to develop it you have to find out how the
virus works and then you have to work out how you can produce the vaccine as
well some vaccines are produced in eggs did you know that they actually use eggs
and grow the virus or the the actual vaccine in the eggs yes that’s it you
see learning new things all the time hi Lee Kwang this animal is in Vietnam
and is hunted by many people because of its skin yes it’s terrible isn’t it
amazing that there are people in the world who will actually kill an animal
just so they can have its skin but then is it any different from killing an
animal for its meat is it any different or is it just the same
very very very weird times Pedro says I will oh I think Pedro is going somewhere
I don’t know where Pedro is going but he’s going off somewhere Ralphy says it
is like we are living in the movie virus oh yes I remember that movie it’s a very
old film I might watch it again Parise or parisa says hello dear mr.
Duncan my husband and I or my husband Dom and me or listening to you thank you
very much Parisa hello parisa and also hello to your
husband as well a big hello from England welcome nice to see you here Emanuele is
going as well I think so Jay says hello from Belarus I write this message for
the first time in the live chat you are the best English teacher
thank you sir Jay and also welcome to my live chat if it is your first message
welcome I’m trying to keep it happy even though
things are looking very strange at the moment a lot of people are panicking he
is something to cheer you up if you are into computer gaming if you like playing
computer games well here is something that you might like to have in your
bedroom look at this apparently this is a new
product that has been developed in Japan and now you can play your favorite
computer games whilst lying in bed so this particular thing is not only a bed
it is also a computer console you have your monitors you also have your cell
phone which is above your head all the time so this is the new thing that we
might be seeing in the bedrooms of many teenagers here’s a closer look so there
you can see on the screen you can see the bed you can also see the computer
monitors so you can spend all of your time in bed whilst playing your favorite
computer game what do you think about that is it a good step or a bad step I
mean really you can’t spend too much time doing something really I think so
hello also – oh hello Minh Tran hello teacher
you are really cute thank you very much I’m a little embarrassed now you’ve made
me embarrassed little hello Ralphy hello also to Marina again there is also
another movie with people who catch an infection called contagion yes and also
that’s a very good word so a contagion is something also this spreads like a
virus contagion I like that word
very lovely word there thank you very much for for mentioning that word
because I left it out of my list hello also to Palmyra says I have never
played computer games me neither I can’t remember the last time I played
a computer game I think it was many many years ago 20 years ago maybe I think was
the last time I played any computer game so I don’t play computer games I don’t
play anything like that however I do spend a lot of my time in front of the
computer making my English lessons and also doing this right now
so as I stand here talking to you I am standing in front of my computer and
lots of other technology as well hi Lee Kwang says I wish I could have this
computer in the future or this PC this personal computer so there it is
something launched in Japan it is a bed a computer a computer monitor you even
have all of your food nearby there is everything you could possibly need right
next to your bed I’m not sure if it’s a good idea or not I don’t know what do
you think we are coming up to three o’clock here in the UK day yeah oh hello
day yeah apparently black gotcha your real name is daya nice to see you
here today thank you very much it’s nice to find out what your real name is to be
honest sometimes it becomes a little more personal and friendly Ahmed oh
hello Ahmed Ramadan contagion movie is about
the corona virus in 2011 oh I see yes I haven’t seen that particular movie I
haven’t seen it hello also to Marwa mara what my her who
asks how are things in Syria well you may have noticed on the news during the
past couple of days a lot of things happening in Syria there is another
migrant crisis it is about to occur where large numbers of people are trying
to move from one place to another so some very serious things happening at
the moment there Cristina says I remember a movie called
outbreak with Dustin Hoffman I remember that one yes again I think
that’s quite an old movie but yes I I I remember that one I think that’s quite
an old one though I think maybe from the 1990s let’s have a look at some words
shall we okay because the reason why we are here is to look at words look at
phrases and to get some new words into our brains so at the moment a lot of
people are talking about the corona virus and some people are starting to
panic well here is my advice don’t panic please please don’t panic
don’t panic whatever you do please don’t panic can everyone stop panicking so we
have we had the virus words and phrases earlier but now we have some panic words
and phrases some panic words and phrases there are quite a few so please
concentrate listen carefully panic words and phrases well first of all we can use
the word alarm if we we feel alarm or if we feel alarmed it means we are feeling
panicky something makes us suddenly frightened you might panic you will feel
alarmed so alarm is another way of describing
panic don’t be alarmed there is no need to panic so if you experience the
feeling of alarm you are experiencing panic panic another one terror as well
you can feel terrified you can feel anxious or worried about
something so the feeling of terror can also be panic it is a type of panic
where you will suddenly be afraid of something or a certain thing might make
you feel terrified so terror can also be used as a synonym
of panic terror you feel terror you are terrified shock can also be a form of
panic so you are shocked you might feel worried about something
you start to panic you feel as if you’re going to
use your mind because you are so shocked you start to panic horror here’s another
one horror horror is the feeling of suddenly
being overwhelmed by fear so quite often fear and panic are connected so you
might feel fear which will then lead to panic but don’t panic there is no need
to panic everyone can just calm down you might also lose control if you lose
control it means you stop behaving normally you stop behaving in a sensible
way as I showed you earlier panic buying panic buying so people lose control they
start to panic they behave in very strange ways they
stop behaving normally they start to panic they lose control you might also lose your senses as well
so you start acting in a very strange way you start acting as if you’ve lost
your mind you lose your senses you start to panic you might go into a panic if
you go into a panic we are describing the moment where you are calm but then
suddenly you start to panic so you go into a panic you are calm but suddenly
you go into a panic you suddenly start to worry about things you start to get
upset you start to lose your control you go into a panic here’s another one I
like this one I like this word you might freak out if you freaked out
it means you lose control once again you panic you become overwhelmed with panic
you start to worry you freaked out you might also react to something that makes
you feel panic so the word freaked out or the phrase freaked out can mean lose
control you lose control of your senses you freaked out over something I like
that one you might become fraught to become fraught is to become fearful or
anxious so you become fraught over something again an interesting word
perhaps you’ve never seen this word before we pronounce it fraught fraught
you feel anxious you feel worried you suddenly feel the sense of anxiety you
become fraught we might also describe panic as an
overreaction so maybe you over react to something so overreaction means you
react too much to something so something that makes you panic might be an
overreaction there is no need to worry your overreaction is when you react too
much to something so maybe a small thing happens or something that isn’t very
important however you might feel that it is important so you over react so an
overreaction is when you react too strongly to something that is
unimportant so sometimes people will panic over very small things they will
get very upset over very small events so panic can be described as an over
reaction you overreact to something I live the spelling of this word can you
see there so that looks like it has been misspelled however it hasn’t that is how
you spell overreact all one word it is one word eric says mr. Steve might lose
control once in a while yes you might be right especially when he’s driving his
car that’s all I’m saying for now pachu asks do you like watching horror films I
do there are some horror films that I like watching there are some horror
films that I don’t like watching if you suddenly become afraid of something
or maybe something makes you worry too much you might go into a panic
you suddenly go into a panic you suddenly start to panic so this phrase
is saying you are reacting to something you are going from calm to afraid you go
into a panic you suddenly feel afraid fearful worried anxious you go into a
panic thank you very much for your messages yes
strange things hello strange things it’s a compound noun yes you are you are
putting two words together pressing them together to form one word over react
which basically means you are reacting too much to something too much Deb I Yan
asks seriously what is this what is this man doing well if you have an answer
please send it to my email address and I will read it also when people start to
panic there might be panic and I like this word look at this word can you see
it there pandemonium I like that word very much pandemonium if there is
pandemonium it means there is chaos people are running around afraid there
is chaos all around you so you might say there is panic and pandemonium
pandemonium serene snow says I wish people were more like people in the
fifth fifties and sixties we are all stuck here we just have to make the best
of it serene Oh wishes that the 1960s and also the
1950s would come back however I’m not sure if the 1950s were were really a
good time to be alive there were lots of bad things happening in the 1950s lots
of things happening hello – oh hello – Mohammed fires will you watch adult
movies when you say adult movies what do you mean by adult movies I think I know
what you mean but what do you mean panic attack I know all about this because for
many years I used to suffer from panic attacks it’s true it might not seem like
a real thing but I used to get terrible panic attacks where suddenly my body
would react to nothing it would feel as if I was going into some sort of shock
so my body would suddenly start to overreact to nothing around me my heart
would start to go very quick and fast and race away I would start to sweat and
parts of my body would start to twitch and tremble and I would have a panic
attack horrible thing so have you ever suffered from a panic attack
it’s a horrible experience it actually feels is if you’re about to die that’s
what you think in your brain you feel as if your life is about to end when you
have a panic attack it’s a horrible horrible thing so a panic attack is
something that can affect many people some people have it for many years
some people have it for a short time I had it after I came back from China when
I was living here in the UK because I found it very hard to readjust
to life back here in the UK so I used to suffer from terrible panic attacks
horrible here is the thing I mentioned earlier panic buying if you buy whilst
panicking we call it panic buying as we have seen on the news apparently this
this particular thing can you see what’s happened there it’s I’ve started to
unroll my toilet paper but unfortunately it hasn’t unrolled properly I hate it
when it does that they hate it when toilet paper does that it’s it’s it’s
unrolled but it’s unrolled in a strange Road and roll so there is a apparently
panic buying at the moment of this particular thing toilet roll toilet
paper to do oh I know what I’m gonna do yes I love having this power I love it I
have the power a shortage makes scrambling but sharing will leave a
surplus I like that yes I like that phrase that’s nice yes so sharing can
leave a surplus however buying too much of one thing
will leave a shortage which you can see in this photograph look at that so you can see this poor
lady she is trying to buy her groceries but unfortunately the shelves are
completely empty unfortunately there is virtually no food
left on the shelves apparently here in the UK what we tend to do we often buy
bread and milk so quite often if we think that something bad is about to
happen we often rush to the supermarket and
we’ll we will buy lots of bread and also lots of milk as well so we see those
things as very important very important things strange things asks mr. Duncan do
you do your classes every day my classes are with you on and you can see it here
Sunday Wednesday and Friday 2:00 p.m. UK time so I am with you three times a week
you can catch me live on Sunday Wednesday and Friday 2:00 p.m. UK time
and I suppose I should also mention that you can like and subscribe so if you
like what you see please subscribe it’s gone thank you very much for your
company today we are looking at words connected to panic panic we had panic
buying and now we can say that a person will go into panic mode so we are using
this as a phrase that means the state or the action of panicking so you go into
panic mode something that happens that suddenly makes you panic causes you to
go into panic mode it’s almost like programming a computer so your brain
suddenly starts to work in a different way you start to panic
in your mind you go into panic mode mode just means type so your panic behavior
or the way you are behaving so panic behavior panic mode you switch to panic
mode you start to panic over what is happening okay then this is very
interesting I like this one you might run around you might run around like a
headless chicken run around like a headless chicken this particular phrase
means that you panic you can occur over something something makes you panic
something makes you run around scared and afraid you run around like a
headless chicken apparently I’ve never tried this I’ve never tried to cut the
head off a chicken but apparently sometimes if you cut the head off a
chicken the body will run around for a few moments I’m not sure if it’s true or
not I don’t know but apparently there is a phrase a great phrase in English you
run around like a headless chicken you run around like a chicken that has had
its head cut off you might freak out over something you
freak out over something people are freaking out so you might say that
because of the coronavirus people are now starting to freak out they are
freaking out over this unbelievable urn believable so panicking
can take many forms we can also get a person to stop panicking so maybe your
friend is starting to panic because of something or maybe your friend is
starting to lose control of their senses and you might say please calm down calm
down it’s okay there is no need to panic don’t panic calm down everything will be
all right please please calm down calm down you might have to tell your friend
to calm down because they are getting very anxious about something you might
have to tell everyone maybe there is a news report where perhaps the president
or the prime minister of a country might urge everyone to stay calm we urge
everyone to stay calm please stay calm don’t panic we urge everyone to stay
calm here’s another one there is no need to panic there is no need to panic
so everyone please relax calm down there is no need to panic
there is no need to get upset over something there is no need to panic and
all we have one more I like this one this is a good piece of advice remain
calm remain calm if you remain calm it means you stay calm
you don’t worry you don’t get upset and most importantly of all you don’t panic don’t panic please everyone
please don’t panic don’t panic so remain calm
keep your head don’t panic don’t lose your head stay calm and relaxed talking
of relaxing things would you like to see something relaxing right now look at
that the view in my garden at the moment and also the view from my window as well
right now there you can see it is raining at the moment here in the UK
however spring is on its way spring is coming are you excited about
springtime I know not every country in the world has spring however some
countries do whilst others don’t and there you can see the view of my garden
with the lovely birds looking very happy even though it’s raining it’s almost
time for me to go today but what did you learn today did you learn anything new
from my lesson so I will ask this question before I go what did you learn
today did you learn anything new from my lesson
or maybe you learnt something new away from my lesson maybe you learned
something new about yourself maybe there was a piece of information that you
didn’t know before that you do now what did you learn today look two three who I
believe is watching in Vietnam says keep calm and try to relax I will try my best
to relax I need to find a legal paper but I got really crazy around the whole
house and I couldn’t find it quite a loop can I just say two things first of
all I didn’t know your name is also a
Caribbean island and also don’t you hate it when you can’t find something it
happens to me all the time there is always something in my studio
that I need and then suddenly I can’t find it so quite often I will put
something down especially especially my pen quite often I will lose my pen and I
can’t find it anywhere I don’t know why but sometimes my pen just disappears it
just vanishes into thin air I don’t know how or why so yes there is something
very annoying about losing things I hate losing things there is nothing worse
than losing something and then you start to panic because you can’t find it you
start to freak out because you can’t find the thing you are looking for Marwa
says I have learned the words related to panic and also being calm ok that’s good
so those are the things that you’ve learned from today’s lesson thank you
very much thank you very much for your company today yes we have learned more
words about virus and panic thanks a lot mr. Duncan I am feeling
better after your lesson well can I just say that I am NOT
panicking at the moment I’m not worried too much and of course the best piece of
advice I can offer you the best advice that there is that I can offer you right
now if I can find it here it is Keep Calm and wash your hands
Keep Calm and wash your hands that I think is the best advice that I can give
today Keep Calm but don’t forget to wash your hands that is one of the best ways
of protecting yourself from the coronavirus
and it will keep you fit and healthy which is a good thing when you think
about it hello’s that seeker oh.hello said seeker nice to see you
here as well it is not easy to relax not at all but I will try my best
well a lot of people do live in a state of anxiety and worry stress is something
that many people suffer from nowadays so a lot of people in the world
now suffer from stress so I’m pretty sure that the coronavirus will make some
people very nervous and afraid however before I leave you today I would like to
read to you my little poem that I wrote this morning in bed I’m not joking I
actually wrote this poem in bed after opening my eyes on a new day here it is
so here is my lovely little poem before I go let the first thing you think as
you wake in your bed be the happiest thought that exists in your head don’t
let it fade or slip away keep that memory nearby and rest assured and
without a doubt you’ll be ready to face a new day and that is where I will leave
you so I hope you have plenty of toilet paper I hope you have plenty of food
nearby although I do have a feeling that we might not need to panic quite so much
at the moment however who knows what the future holds who knows thank you very
much Pat Chu thank you also to Ana thank you to everyone here in Egypt in my
country at the moment we have some hot chocolate which is called corona yes
there is also a beer a type of beer called corona as well by the way the
word Kara no means crown because the coronavirus
looks like it has lots of little crowns on it in fact I think I have a picture
of the coronavirus right here here it is so there it is so you can see the corona
virus has lots of little crowns all around it up there you can see crowns so
that is the reason why the corona virus has its name because you can see there
are lots of crowns on top of the corona virus and that’s the reason why we have
it thank you very much for your company today I hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson
and I hope very soon we can all say goodbye to the corona virus I really do
thank you Eric thank you also to Luis Mendez Irene
umberto also now Rima thank you very much for joining me today as we come up
towards the end of today’s livestream I hope you’ve enjoyed it I hope you all
stay safe as well wash your hands it’s the best way to
keep yourself safe apparently oh look quickly before we go
right there look the birds are now very busy on the bird feeder one of the
reasons why the birds are very busy eating in my garden is because there
isn’t much food around at the moment so there aren’t any insects there is very
little for the birds to eat so needless to say the birds are very excited to
come into my garden thank you also to Valentin
oh hello Valentin I didn’t see you here today hello whilst the coronavirus is
out and about you’ll never get completely relaxed and
feel safe I suppose so yes there might always
be a little feeling in your mind of worry or anxiety but of course it isn’t
the worry it is how you deal with it that is important that’s what I think
anyway so I will try my best not to worry of course the main thing with what
I do is is that I can stay at home so even if the virus becomes really bad I
will still be here during my live lessons so even if I have to self
isolate myself in the house it means I can still do my live streams so it won’t
affect me very much at all and of course if you have to self isolate then you can
watch my live streams as well so I think I will continue making these video
lessons and these live streams even if things do become worse or get bad so
that’s all I can say Suleyman
hello Suleiman Suleiman you don’t have to keep pressing your button you don’t
have to keep pressing your button solar man yes I have seen your name you don’t
have to keep pressing the button or else I will have to do that there we go I’m
going now thanks for your company I hope it’s being useful thank you very much
for your lovely messages Pilar says to everyone click on the like button yes
you are more than welcome to like and subscribe this is what I do and don’t
forget I do it all for free a last look in the garden before I go
and then I will definitely disappear just like the birds Thank You grace I
love your lesson very much and I’ve learnt a lot thank you very much maurois
says keep safe everyone I hope so as well please stay safe stay happy stay
well please do not get sick protect yourself wash your hands and
take care until the next time I meet with you here on YouTube which will be
Friday by the way I am back with you on Friday
so that is when you can see me next I will be with you next on Friday and
don’t forget to p.m. UK time lots of other things to talk about thanks for
joining me today I’m going now we are coming up to 90 minutes of live English
addict but unfortunately I must now say goodbye you can have the captions later
and also you can like and subscribe mr. Duncan you are still working and that is
one of the most important things bye for now
Thank You Valentin that’s very nice and new in says or asks how to be good at
English well one of the ways to be good at English is to use it every day listen
to English every day make English a part of your life just like your arm or maybe
your nose you have English it is part of you it is something that you use every
day thank you very much Stephanie de hello
Stephanie de I haven’t seen your name before is it your first time sweetness
thank you very much thank you pat you thank you for watching today I’m
definitely going now even though I keep saying that I’m going but I am
definitely going right now thanks for your company this
is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of English saying I hope you’ve enjoyed
today’s lesson a lot of things a lot of stuff for you to look at a lot of things
for you to think about I hope today you learnt something new so something to
think about after I leave you what did you learn today what did you learn from
today’s lesson let me know in the comments and of course until Friday 2
p.m. UK time you know what’s coming next yes you do stay healthy and stay safe ta ta for now 😎


  • Reply Speak English With Mr Duncan March 4, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Time Codes – click on the blue time codes to skip forward to…

  • Reply wail alrezqy March 4, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you for every thing you have done to your students all over the world . I'm one of your student watching you from Saudia Arabia. Good luck Misterduncan .

  • Reply amrita kumal March 4, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Happy birthday twice .what this mean?

  • Reply Wild Cats Life March 4, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Wasting of water

  • Reply Gusti made Kispen March 5, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Thank you very much Mr. Duncan for your YouTube channel. Very useful for me. Thank you

  • Reply Learn English With ranni March 5, 2020 at 4:43 am

    You are awesome

  • Reply 한su-jin March 5, 2020 at 7:07 am

    I am working at my home at the moment because of this strange situation. I've learnt English phrase 'panic buying' from this livestream.
    People panic buy face masks in here.

  • Reply Asma Khan March 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Hello mr duncan, I don't think people are terrified of corona virus.students are enjoying unexpected holidays meanwhile parents are worried because exam is just around the mother is suffering from panic attack since last year and symptoms are the you mentioned.great job… stay healthy and happy….from karachi, Pakistan

  • Reply Menekşe Çam March 5, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    GREAT Lessons!

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