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Show me your– Pedro? Show me your shoes. Shoes.
Let me see them. Oh, well done. OK. Show me your socks.
There. Did they move? Where are they? Where are they? Your smelly socks. Oh, I see. Let me see. Ah, well done. Excellent. [LAUGHS]
We have to remember that in the past when we use the past simple, we have two kinds of verbs. We have regular verbs, remember? Yes. The ending– how do they end? What’s the ending of the regular verbs? Is it AD? AD or ED? ED, sorry. Yes. Good. So the regular verbs end in ED. And the irregular verbs are irregular. Yeah. So that’s why they’re called irregular because there isn’t really a rule. Yeah? But there are less verbs of irregular verbs I can share with you, OK? Couldn’t. I couldn’t agree with you more. OK.
Take. Take. Hm. Take, take, take. Hm. Why the– ah, it was a new phrase for me. What’s your take on? What’s the opposite of an interesting job? It’s a boring job. OK.
And you find a job that makes you tired, it is? A tiring job. You’re right. Now let’s continue. Caio, do you know the opposite of a well-paid job? I think it’s a worse paid job. Not really. It’s a badly paid job. Can you say that after me? Badly paid job. Badly paid job. Good. So what’s the problem if a job is badly paid? What is low? Do you know? The salary. Very good.
I was a bit confused. It’s fine. What I said in this story was “I got”. I got. But I can use “I was”. I was confused. Yeah. Well, “I got” is because something changed. Ah, right. Yeah? Yeah. Right. So I got confused. I was looking at people climbing. And I got confused. I was like, why are they climbing? I thought we weren’t allowed to climb. Because I want to eat. I thought it. Ah. Very good. OK. I thought– I thought. I thought, thank you so much. I thought it was illegal. But it was– And now it is. Yeah. Fantastic. It was illegal. The firefighter– I think the firefighter is a very demanding job, too, because it’s dangerous.
A firefighter has to run into a house to help someone. Yes. He don’t even know who’s the person in it.
But I also think that it’s rewarding because when you save somebody, you– you’re the hero. Are you ready for the game, Pedro? Ready? Yes. OK. Pedro, can you wear your t-shirt?
Ah. Well done. Excellent. One point for you, Pedro. One point. Pedro, can you wear your shoes? Your shoes, Pedro?
Ah. Let me see. Ah. OK. Good. [LAUGHS] Well done. Yeah. Two points for you, Pedro. Now, Pedro, [LAUGHS] now listen. Listen. Pedro, you there? Can you wear your trousers? Your trousers.
Hm. And a zipper.
OK? Yes. Well done. [LAUGHS]

As with face-to-face language lessons, online language lessons give learners the opportunity to notice language in context, understand how that language is used, formed and pronounced, and practise using that language in a meaningful way.


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