字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi. Bob the Canadian here. I hope this video isn't too boring for some of you. I'm basically going to spend about five minutes talking about myself. I know some of you are interested in my life, but hopefully you don't mind just listening for a little bit. I looked at my calendar this morning, and it is full. There are a lot of things on my calendar for the next week and a half, almost two weeks. And the reason the calendar is so full is because it is almost time for school to start in Ontario, Canada. In Ontario, Canada, school starts at the beginning of September, and as most of you know, I am a high school teacher. I have a full-time job, and that job is teaching at a high school. And so my life gets busy, because I need to go back to work next week. I have meetings all next week with other teachers where we plan the school year. I have to get my classroom ready. I like to make sure the classroom is nice and tidy, and that there's some stuff on the walls, so that when students are bored with me, they can look at the stuff in the background. That's kind of what happens in my videos as well. Have you ever noticed that? If I get boring, you can always look at the stuff in the background. So I need to get my classroom ready. I need to get my lessons ready for the fall semester. And I just need to be ready to go for the first day of school. So what that means is I need to take a short break from YouTube. Not a complete break though. My plan is to not do live lessons for the next couple of weeks, so there'll be no live lesson on the Friday and Saturday of this weekend, or the Friday and Saturday of next weekend. But what I plan to do is, when I have a little bit of time, I will still make a video. It might not come out on a Tuesday. It might come out on a Wednesday. But my hope is for next week to still make just a little video, a lesson for you guys, either to teach you a bit of English, or just to give you an update on how my life is going. If you don't know, I really like teaching people things, and so this is actually hard for me. But I'm trying to create, what we call in English, some work-life balance. That's where you make sure that you don't do too many things, because we all know if you do too many things, you can actually burn out. And when you burn out, it means you don't feel like doing anything. You have used up all your energy, and then you end up calling in sick, or you end up not making videos for two or three weeks in a row. So I don't want to burn out. I like to manage my time well. So that's my plan. No live streams for a couple of weeks, but still a video here and there for you to listen to. The other reason I'm busy is because the farm, as you can see behind me, the farm is in full flower production mode. If I show you over here, we have sunflowers, we have dahlias, we have zinnias over there, we have broomcorn. The farm is also in its busiest time of year. So not only am I busy because I'm going back to school, but Jen and I are busy because there is a lot of work to do on the farm. And the flowers don't harvest themselves. It's a little bit of a joke in English, when you say something doesn't do something itself. You have to go out, and you have to cut the flowers. They don't go and cut themselves. So the farm is busy. I'm busy. Enough about me talking about being busy. Let's talk about you. What should you do if I'm not doing live lessons for the next two weekends? Well, I always think you should read a book. So here's the plan for this video. In the comments below, let me know what level English you think you are, beginner, intermediate, advanced, in terms of your reading, and I will try to think of some books to recommend. So ask in the comments for a book recommendation. I'll also try to create a list, in the next couple of days, of books that are really cool and fun to read, and I will post them below. But I think that if you normally come and watch one of my live lessons on a Friday morning or a Saturday evening, maybe just take some time over the next two weekends to just sit somewhere comfortable and read a book. There are so many good books to read. And you can also listen to some podcasts or watch some other YouTubers. I often recommend Pete from Aussie English, or Learn English with Vanessa. Those are two of my favorite English teachers on YouTube. They are great. As well as you could listen to Mark from Mad English TV. He is a fellow Canadian. He does a great job as well. I'll put links to those three people in the description below. But anyways, I've talked for quite awhile about myself, and I think it's time for me to go and get some work done. It's time for me to go and plan out the next week and a half, so that I can work really hard, and that on September 3rd we will go back to our normal schedule. So on Tuesday, September 3rd, there'll be a new video. And then if Tuesday's the 3rd, on Friday, September 6th, there will be a live lesson. And on Saturday, September 7th, in the evening, there will be a live question and answer session. All of that will start up again, and we will have a great time going through the fall and into the winter, learning some English together. I hope you're having a good day. I hope you listened to everything that I had to say, and I hope I didn't bore you. Bob the Canadian here. Hope you have a good week and a half ahead. Look for a video next week sometime, and then we'll get back to our regular schedule the week after that. Have a great day.