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Chris talks about what different marital statuses mean in official UK documents:
single, never married or civil partnered
married, including separated (this category includes those in both opposite-sex and same-sex marriages) same sex marriages since March 2014
civil partnered, including separated (legal status)
divorced, including legally dissolved civil partners
widowed, including surviving civil partners

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Learn British English Free: Marital Status meanings (subtitles / captions) - YouTube

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I beg your pardon

Stronger: I do beg your pardon

Use when:

you don’t understand or need someone to repeat something

someone does or says something rude

you do something rude (like ‘excuse me’)

Pronunciation: your = /yuh/

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Learn British English Free: I Beg Your Pardon - YouTube

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Learn British English Free: Poetry Reading (with subtitles / captions) - YouTube

Do you see what I have missed?

It was here and now is gone.

But you differ and insist

it is a chance to wait upon.

Others do not see and block

the path circling the ground.

Still, they cannot stop the clock

that always comes around.

On another worldly plane

possible sits true and clear,

echoing a strange refrain

that does not translate here.

Here, though, is an empty space –

envy turning the sky green.

Shadowy dark rears its face,

always present and unseen.

Present, also, is the truth,

although rarely well defined,

which forms a pale, flawless tooth

that joins the bite that shapes the mind.

Give to me, or maybe take

(not contained within this rhyme).

At each point the gestures make

true wholeness that we see with time.

We lose what was, gain what will be –

gifts we cannot separate.

Is pain the same as ecstasy?

All we must  do is wait.

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Chris reads a poem by student Evgeny from Russia:
Before you go, I’d like to let you know
that broken hopes can hardly be repaired.
My former friend, you’ve turned into my foe,
you waged this war before it was declared.

Forget my name and play your little game
with those who trust your treacherous endeavour.
My take on you will always be the same,
By lies of yours I’ll be affected never.

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Learn British English Free: student poem reading (subtitles / captions) - YouTube

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Chris invites you to the Cambridge English FREE Speaking Club (Duolingo Events).

Email Chris: cjworkman17@yahoo.com

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CambridgeEnglishFREE/

Duolingo Events chapter: https://events.duolingo.com/cambridge-english/

https://youtu.be/aiT1yvTVjcQ

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Chris reads a BBC article about British and American sarcasm:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846467

Here is the link for the table / meme:

https://learnbritishenglish.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/british-interpretations2.png

Learn British English Free: Reading Practice (with subtitles / captions) - YouTube

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Chris explains the difference between English verbs ‘hear’ and ‘listen to'; ‘see’, ‘look at’ and ‘watch':
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English Grammar Lesson: hear vs listen to; see vs look at vs watch (subtitles / captions) - YouTube

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Happy new year! Chris explains ideas and structures for talking about your goals for the new year.

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Happy New Year 2019! New Year's Resolutions (with subtitles / captions) - YouTube

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Please listen to Chris give advice about how to say some long words in English:

comfortable /ˈkʌm.ftə.bəl/

memory /ˈmem.ri/

marvellous /ˈmɑː.vləs/

chocolate /ˈtʃɒ.klət/

temperature /ˈtem.prə.tʃər/

magically /ˈmæ.dʒɪ.kli/

actually /ˈæk.tʃə.li/

collapsed/kəˈlæpst/

attached /əˈtætʃt/

Learn British English Free: how to say long words - YouTube

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Please see below for my new vocabulary list. These are advanced words that I am trying to learn and would like to share. There are new entries against ‘lazy’ (near the middle) as well as those at the end.

Remember you can click on blue, underlined words to go to the Cambridge Dictionary page for more information and audio for each term.

Vocabulary List

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