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  • In this English lesson,

  • I wanted to help you learn the English term, elbow grease.

  • Now, this is your elbow

  • and grease is a lubricant

  • that you put on machinery

  • so that when metal moves against metal,

  • it's nice and slippery.

  • But elbow grease,

  • the term elbow grease simply means

  • hard work that you do by hand.

  • Maybe you've bought an old car

  • and it's a little bit rusty,

  • and you wanna kind of sand all the rust out

  • with sandpaper and paint it.

  • You could say,

  • oh, it just needs a little bit of elbow grease.

  • Maybe you've bought something that needs to be fixed up.

  • Maybe you bought an old machine from someone

  • and it just needs a new belt or a new pulley

  • or a little bit of electrical work.

  • You could say, it just needs a little bit of elbow grease

  • and it will be working again.

  • So again, there's no such thing as grease

  • that you put on your elbows.

  • It's simply a term that means to work hard on something,

  • usually with your hands.

  • The other term I wanted to teach you today

  • is the term elbow room.

  • So elbow room is simply the amount of room.

  • that you have around you.

  • We almost always use this in the negative.

  • We say things like, oh, I was on an airplane the other day,

  • and it was really squishy,

  • there wasn't very much elbow room.

  • Or I went to the mall to do some shopping

  • and there were so many people there.

  • There wasn't hardly any elbow room.

  • So elbow room is simply the room that you have around you.

  • I guess because you can't move your elbows,

  • you don't have a lot of elbow room.

  • So to review, elbow grease is simply hard work.

  • If you just work hard on some things,

  • you can get them working again,

  • or they can just do better than what they're doing before

  • with just a little bit of elbow grease.

  • We even use this for cleaning.

  • If your dishes are really dirty,

  • with a little bit of elbow grease,

  • you can get them clean again.

  • With a little bit of hard physical labor.

  • And elbow room is simply the amount of room

  • you have around you.

  • Usually used in the negative. (chuckles)

  • If you wonder why it seems like I'm speaking fast,

  • it started raining, for some reason.

  • So I will try to slow down.

  • Hey, let's look at a comment from a previous video.

  • Is that too slow?

  • This comment is from Andres Padrón.

  • And the comment is, thank you, Mr. Bob.

  • I like the introduction.

  • That's upside down, isn't it?

  • Yeah, in the previous lesson,

  • I had my little paper upside down.

  • I was wondering,

  • what happens at the farm when the winter arrives?

  • Does the winter stop the growing

  • of all kinds of flowers and wheat?

  • Or is there still something that the farm can produce

  • in the heavy Canadian winter?

  • And my response is winter is a time to relax

  • and watch the snow fly on the farm.

  • It is a nice change of pace.

  • So yes.

  • Yes or no, I don't know how to say this.

  • No, we do not grow anything on the farm in the summer.

  • I guess I could say,

  • no, I'll stick with no.

  • No, we don't grow anything on the farm in the summer.

  • In the summer, in the winter.

  • Now I'm speaking so quickly

  • I'm not even answering the question properly.

  • No, we don't grow anything on the farm in the winter.

  • The winter is definitely a time

  • where we take a little bit of time to relax.

  • Now I still go to work, I still teach every day.

  • I still make YouTube videos,

  • but definitely winter is a time where the farm is at rest.

  • And Jen gets to rest a little bit as well.

  • Jen actually puts in really long hours right now.

  • The month of August and the month of September

  • are very, very busy months on the flower farm.

  • I should have done this video out in the flower field.

  • But I think you've seen enough of it.

  • She's very busy.

  • So she looks forward

  • to about the middle of October, end of October,

  • when she can relax a little bit

  • and just kind of watch the snow fly outside

  • as winter begins.

  • It makes it a little challenging for me though,

  • to make YouTube videos in the winter.

  • There are days where it's simply too windy,

  • simply too snowy.

  • Sometimes there's a blizzard.

  • It's just really hard to get outside.

  • And I actually, every once in a while,

  • wonder why I do that.

  • Why I make videos outside?

  • And then I see everyone's comments

  • about how much they like it,

  • and I do like going outside, too.

  • Anyways, thanks for watching this little English lesson.

  • I'll see you in a couple of days with another one, bye.

In this English lesson,

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Learn the English Terms ELBOW GREASE and ELBOW ROOM

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    nao 發佈於 2021 年 10 月 07 日
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