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Conversation Skills Giving your opinion
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http:www.engvid.com If someone asks you your opinion, don't say "so-so", or maybe. Tell the person how you feel. In this lesson, learn how to give your opinion! Don't be shy! http:www.engvid.comconversation-skills-giving-your-opinionTRANSCRIPTHello. Welcome to the lesson of giving your opinion. My name is Ronnie. Do me a favor. Go to YouTube. Go to my page, EnglishLessons4U, and subscribe to my channel. Watch out for imitators. I'm the real deal. Be careful. I'm going to teach you guys how to give your opinion. Now, you might think, "Ronnie, I already know how to give my opinion." If someone says, "Hey, do you like pizza?" And I say, "It's so-so." Your opinion is "so-so"? Guess what, that's a really bad answer. So I want to teach you some techniques to continue a conversation when you have to give your opinion. This happens all the time. Maybe you went to a new restaurant or you saw a movie or you went to a new pub or bar or restaurant and you want to tell people, "Oh, my god, it was great! I went to the new restaurant that opened up." And your friend says, "How was it?" And you say, "Okay." What kind of answer is "okay"? Was it good? Was it bad? Did you get diarrhea? Did you like it? What did you eat? So when someone asks you your opinion, instead of giving short, one-word answers -- "Yes." "I liked it." "It was great." -- you need to expand, and you need to give more information. Here is a list of things that you should not say when someone asks your opinion. -"So? How was the movie?" -"So-so." What the hell does "so-so" mean? "So" means "yes" and "no" at the same time? If someone said to me, "It's so-so", I think it's bad. Don't say that. Maybe your friend and you saw the same movie, and someone asks your friend, "Hey, how was the movie?" Your friend said, "Well, it was a little boring, and there wasn't a lot of action. I didn't really like it that much." The conversation naturally would go to you, and you'd go, "Same." Same what? Please don't do this. It's so frustrating when you're trying to have a conversation with someone. Don't say "same". You are an individual. Please give the person your opinion. You can say something like, "Well, I agree. It was boring, but..." -- add your own spice of life; add your own opinion. So instead of saying "same", you can say, "I agree", and then add your information. The next one. Now, if you're a little shy, and someone offers you something, for example, "Would you like to have free English lessons?" "Sure" is a good answer. But if you're giving your opinion, for example, "Did you like the new restaurant that you went to last night?" "Sure." "Sure" is a really, really bad answer. What, again, you want to do is expand in your answer. This is the worst thing you can say if someone asks you your opinion or if they ask you a question about something. As an example, someone might say, -"Ronnie, are you from Canada?" -"Of course." "Well, excuse me for asking." You only are going to use "of course" if someone has asked you a very, very stupid question or a question that they already know the answer to. As an example, you could say, "Ronnie, you're from Canada. Do you have red hair?" And I'd say, "Of course I do. You can see it." So when you answer "of course", it does not mean the same as "yes". "Of course" is a very, very rude way to answer someone's question if they ask you something. So please be very careful of this. "Are you enjoying your English lessons?" "Of course!" Good answer. "Maybe." "Do you like Ronnie, teacher?" "Maybe." Maybe? What does "maybe" mean? So "maybe", "sure ", "same", "so-so" -- garbage. Don't use them. "Maybe" -- are you not going to tell me the answer? Is it a secret? Don't say "maybe". Another one that a lot of you guys say is unnecessary unless you want to exaggerate something. So let's say, again, that you went to a new pizza shop, and you ordered some really spicy pasta -- at a pizza store. That's okay. So you get the pizza or the pasta; it's really spicy, and you eat it, and your friend goes, "Hey how's your spicy pasta?" You're going to say, "It's spicy." You do not need to say, "It's spicy for me" because you are the one talking. So you can just say, "It's spicy." Now, the way that we would use this correctly is to exaggerate something. Example: If you're having pasta that's really, really spicy, and your friend is having the same pasta dish, maybe your friend is eating it and goes, "This is not spicy for me." You're exaggerating that one is spicy and one isn't. So you're eating it; you're dying; you're crying; your face is turning red; you say, "God, this is spicy." Your friend's, like, "This isn't spicy for me." So you're exaggerating your point. Be careful about this one.So these ones: Don't use them. This one: Only if you're exaggerating a point. These -- are the good ones. These are the good guys. These ones don't exist anymore.

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How to improve your English speaking skills English conversation

In this video, I explain how to improve your English speaking skills. I give you advice in reverse order of English conversation tips starting with the basics and finishing with the most important advice.It is important to know how to improve spoken English because students often find oral tests and exams very difficult. Knowing how to improve your English conversation is very important to have for your job, personal life and travel.Don't forget that one of the most important pieces of advice is to make sure that you learn good English grammar.These tips will help you improve your conversation skills for tests such as IELTS and TOEFL.The accent in the video is a British English accent.Here are some grammar lessons: http:www.youtube.complaylist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ffThis is a list of my listening exercises: http:www.youtube.complaylist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpRdmnAzmYwdc0Az0ZOG2XNAThese vocabulary videos will also help you: http:www.youtube.complaylist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpTlYAYSitjwWn29BEdCBi9jAndrew, Crown Academy of English http:www.youtube.comuserCrownAcademyEnglish https:twitter.comCrown_EnglishPhoto credits:"Keep Up The Great Work, Team Wishes You Luck" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Pretty Women Having A Discussion" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Schoolboy Holding Notebook" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "How Can I Help You Today?" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Smiling Pretty Woman Eavesdropping" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Couple Watching TV" Image courtesy of Ambro | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Young Man Thinking, Isolated On White" Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Business Male Pointing Upwards" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Businessman Running" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Smiling friends holding blank board" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Young Male Holding Globe" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Young Male Holding UK Flag" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Pool Game" Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography| FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Young Guy Having Chilled Beer At Bar" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Surprised Young Man Looking At Camera" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Young Man Attending Phone Call" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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game | Speaking English Going to the dentist

Speaking English Going to the dentist

http:www.engvid.com Do you hate going to the dentist? I LOVE going to the dentist! The dentist is a doctor for your teeth. In this English vocabulary lesson, you'll learn lots of words that you will hear at the dentist's office. I'll teach you the words for different parts of your mouth, problems you can have with them, and some of the tools the dentist will use to fix them! Don't forget to brush your quiz and to take the teeth. Oops, I mean brush your teeth and take the quiz. http:www.engvid.comspeaking-english-dentistTRANSCRIPTWhat's wrong? Yeah, I know. I have a toothache. It hurts. I have to go to the dentist. What's a "dentist"? A "dentist" is a tooth doctor. Do you hate going to the dentist? I love going to the dentist. I don't know why. Ever since I was a child, I have absolutely loved going to the dentist. Maybe because my dentist gave me stickers to play with or something to take home, I don't know. I've just never been afraid of the dentist. I always thought that it was really cool to see all the tools that the dentists use and put them in my mouth. I was a strange child. Not much has changed except I've gotten bigger. My name is Ronnie. Today, I'm going to teach you about going to the dentist. Oh, the torture. Oh, the pain. Oh, the fear. Oh, the fun. I'm going to teach you some basic vocabulary that you need to know if you go to the beautiful dentist.First of all, we have English singular and plural. So, singular is one "tooth". So you can say, "My tooth hurts", or "I have a toothache" -- singular, "tooth". So "tooth" means one. If you want to talk about more than one tooth, you would say "teeth". Now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please be very careful with your pronunciation of the word "teeth" and "tooth", especially "teeth". If you do not stick your tongue out and say "teeth", it sounds like you say "tits", "tits". It sounds like you say "tits". Don't say that. So: "tooth" and "teeth". You must stick out your tongue to get the pronunciation of this word correct. The next word you might know already, but thing this is strange, and think, "Gum? Chewing gum? What? What? What is -- dentist? Chewing? No, I don't know. I don't get it." "Gums" are basically the pink -- can you get in there? -- the pink part above your teeth. So if this is a picture of my black teeth, I have a pink tissue above my mouth -- or in my mouth -- that surrounds my teeth like this, and these are called "gums". It is always plural. We don't say "gum". We don't say "my gum", we say "gums". So in your mouth, hopefully you have teeth. Some of you might not have all of your beautiful teeth, but that's okay. Don't worry. You have your teeth, and you have gums. So "gums" is the pink part here.Sometimes your tooth is sore. So you might say, "Oh, my tooth is sore. I have a toothache." Say this with me: "Toothache. Toothache. I have a toothache." That means there's something wrong with your tooth. It's causing you pain. Uh-oh! Most of the time, the reason why you have a toothache is because you have a cavity -- "cavity". Now, "cavity" is simply a hole in your tooth. So this is a beautiful, red, healthy tooth, and what happens is a cavity makes a hole in your tooth, and it begins to rot right down to the root or the vein in your tooth, and that causes you pain. So a "cavity" basically just means a hole in your tooth. And because this is rotting away, it causes pain in the nerve in your mouth, causing you to get a toothache: not a good feeling, not a good situation. Unfortunately, the dentist is very expensive in Canada, so I recommend that you brush your teeth at least two times a day -- to help with the bad breath as well. You may have done a lesson on bad habits, bad breath. We don't like that. One of the reasons you may have bad breath -- or someone, not you -- is because you have a cavity. So what you're going to do is you're going to call the dentist. You are going to make an appointment. Now, you might have noticed that I have written n-n-v-v-v-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n; "n" means "noun". So this means it is a noun, and "v" means "verb". So what's going to happen is you're going to call the dentist's office, and you are going to "make an appointment". "Make" is a verb, so you're going to call and make an appointment. The dentist's receptionist is going to say, "tomorrow at seven." -"No." They will arrange a time for you. I know sometimes talking on the telephone is difficult, so if you can communicate with a dentist through email, or if you can actually go to a dentist office, it will be easier for you. But it doesn't matter if you call, email, or go there. You're going to make an appointment. What's going to happen is the doctor is going to give you a check-up -- or the dentist, sorry. The tooth doctor is going to give you a "check-up". This just means he or she will check your teeth -- check if they're healthy; make sure you don't have any cavities; make sure your gums are okay.
2,881 views | Aug 01, 2013
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game | 5 conversation phrasal verbs you need to know

5 conversation phrasal verbs you need to know

http:www.engvid.com These 5 phrasal verbs are used every day by native speakers to help them "catch up" with friends and "work out" problems at home and work. Study this video and you won't ever feel cut off in a conversation. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http:www.engvid.com5-conversation-phrasal-verbsTRANSCRIPTOkay, James. Product placement right about now. Apple Computers, take one. Hi. James from EngVid. Yeah. We're getting sponsored by Apple. "Sponsored" means someone is paying you to do something. No, it's not the case. And just so you know, this is the cheap version that's old. One of you guys made a guess last time I held it up. You're like, "It's the Apple 5 with retinal scan!" I don't even know what that is, so don't ask me. Okay? So -- but Mr. E and I, we get to work on my computer, and we're going to tell a story. Mr. E, ready? Okay. So "Mr. E helped to blank blank my new computer. It's not new. It something something well, and we finished early. However, it something something Mr. E had forgotten to pay his electric bill, so the power was something something -- wow, a lot of 'something somethings'. We sat in the -- excuse me. We sat in the dark" -- stop. The end. This is a stupid story. I'm going to try and do a better story. Mr. E, help me, okay? Now, Mr. E -- first of all, I should tell you what this is about. I'm giving you five phrasal verbs that are commonly used in conversation that will help you have, you know, a more interesting conversation, but not just that. Because these are used commonly in conversation, you can understand what people are saying because I'm going to try and teach you not just one --no sirree Bob! We're having a sale today. James's sale -- you're going to get two for the price of one meaning, so you can understand this story, but when you're done, you can go back and actually build your own stories or usages, okay? So let's go to the beginning."Mr. E helped me to something at my new computer." Well laptops are different. You just put it in a room. In the old days and even now, some people buy big computers, and they have speakers and they have the box and, you know, the big screen. And you have to put it somewhere. Well, when you put it somewhere, you know, you want to arrange or build a system. We call that a "set up". You set it up. It means to put it or arrange it in a way you can use it. You "set up" a business, right? It's a system, you know. You know you buy; you sell -- it's a system. So setting something up is to arrange it or organize it or build a thing that you can use. That's one definition, "set up". What's the second one?" To place somebody in an awkward situation". Interesting. Sometimes you're watching the movies -- I'm sure you watch many of them -- someone will say, "He set me up that so-and-so." Well, what it means is they knew something about the person; they pretended they didn't know; then, they got other people to come around to expose or get the truth out. That's called a "setup". The police "set up" criminals all the time, right? They pretend to buy drugs. They pretend, but they don't actually want to buy them. The criminal sells them, and then they catch them. And they say, "It was a setup from the beginning", and the police go, "Yeah, and you fell for it." When you "fall" for something, you believe it's true even though it's not, okay? So "set up" here means two things: to arrange a system; that's one thing, and that's what we did with my computer system. It's not an awkward situation. We've arranged and built a system, right? So let's set up. Let's go back. Mr. E helped me to set up my new computer. That means we put it on a table, got the speakers, plugged it in, made it work. Cool, right? Next, "It w___ o___ well and we finished early." "W___ o___ well" -- what could that be? W-o, w-o. Well, look. See this other arrow comes down here. What does that mean? Well, it means fix a problem -- or couples fix a relationship -- and come to a successful end. Well, what we're talking about is work because when you have a problem you must work, right? To come to a successful end means you must do some work first to come to the end. Running a race; making dinner; fixing a problem. Fixing a problem requires work. Couples have to work on a relationship. And we also have this "this worked out". And if you're like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you have big muscles because you work out. That's my best Arnold impersonation. Okay, so Arnold works out, but that's different. So we also say -- and I should've put it here -- "go to gym", right? Because a lot of times I hear foreign students say, "Teacher, we go exercising now." And I always go, "[laugh] You go exercise. Right." North Americans, English speakers, they "work out". That's what we do when we go to the gym. It is exercising, but that's our word. Be here we say, "It worked out well".
3,607 views | Oct 12, 2013
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game | 3 expressions to improve your conversation skills

3 expressions to improve your conversation skills

http:www.engvid.com Improve your conversation skills in English immediately with these three easy expressions. You'll make it easier for people to understand what you're saying, and your speech will flow more naturally, just by following the tips I give in this free lesson. To make sure you've understood how to use these three expressions correctly, take the quiz at http:www.engvid.comconversation-skills-3-expressions
4,080 views | Dec 12, 2011
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game | All Tenses English Lesson

All Tenses English Lesson

In this English Lesson we will review all of the tenses we have previously covered in our 'Learn The Tenses' series. This includes all present, past and future tenses.Exercise Video: https:www.youtube.comwatch?v=aKfZTXh3kcoIf you prefer to study with me off-line, join my downloadable ‘Master the English Verb Tenses’ with a 40% discount: https:goo.glDZxGJtA-F 105 Main Tenses: http:tinyurl.comcpz58arFor more help with your English grammar, visit: http:anglo-link.com
3,221 views | Aug 21, 2012
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game | How to understand native speakers questions in English

How to understand native speakers questions in English

http:www.engvid.com Native English speakers ask questions SO fast that you can't understand them! Watch this lesson to improve your listening comprehension in English. You'll be able to answer questions like "watayadoin?!"
2,986 views | Feb 24, 2012
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game | When NOT to use to in English Grammar

When NOT to use to in English Grammar

http:www.engvid.com "I'm going to home" or I'm going to home"? "I'm going to school" or "I'm going to school?" Why do we use 'to' with some words and not with others? In this English grammar class, I'll teach you many words that don't go with 'to'. This is a mistake that sounds bad to native speakers, so try to learn these words and stop making this mistake! Go here to take a quiz on this lesson: http:www.engvid.comwhen-not-to-use-toTRANSCRIPT"Are you going to home?" "Are you going home?" "Where are you going?" "What are you doing?" You're watching a video. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to teach you one trick. Finally, you will understand why in English, we say "I'm going to school" or "I'm going to work." But when we talk about our beautiful, warm, and cozy home we don't say "to". Why, why, why, I don't know. It's just English, isn't it? I can give you some clues. I'll give you some words. You will get this right away. It will be easy for you to do. So if you look at this sentence, "Are you going home?" A very, very big mistake that everyone says will be, "Are you going to home?" And I go, "No, no 'to'. Don't say 'to'. Don't say 'to', no!" Okay, okay, okay, "Are you going home?" Yes, don't say "to", but why? You learned that when you are going someplace, you say "to". For example, "Are you going to bed?" We don't say "to the bed", by the way. We just say bed. "Are you going to bed?" "Are you going to work?" Or you can use the past tense, "Did you go to work?" "Did you go to school?" "Did you go to engvid.com today, and check out a new lesson?" But when you say "home", you do not use "to". So you know the rule, maybe that this is a noun. This is a noun, so when you use going to a place which is a noun, you have to say "to", and then you come along, and you find this beautiful home, and Ronnie freaks out, because you say "to" and then you don't understand why. I don't know but I will give you a list of words that are places. But all of these words on this board, you cannot use with "to". So "are you going abroad?" You cannot ask someone, "Are you going to abroad?" If you look in the dictionary; the dictionary, one of those books. If you look at an online dictionary it'll tell you that these are adverbs of location, whereas the other ones you've learned are nouns. But hold on, "home" is a noun. Home is just this big exception going, "No, I am a noun. I don't want to have "to". All of these ones are not proper nouns, they're adverbs of location. Let's go through underground, underneath the surface of the land. If you have ever been to London, there's a big system called the Tube. It's also called the "underground". Most places in the world call it the "underground". In Canada, we call it the subway -- "sub" means "under". So you can say, "I'm going underground. I'm going underground." If you know The Jam -- "Wow, what an amazing band, Ronnie," I know. You will know this song called "I'm Going Underground." Maybe by the magic of video, we'll put on that video for you. "I'm going underground." "I'm going downtown," or you can say "uptown". I would just sing songs for everything, "Uptown Girls" -- little bit of Billy Joel for you. Uptown, downtown -- you don't need the "to". There, here, anywhere, nowhere, somewhere -- you don't need "to". In, inside, out, outside, upstairs, downstairs don't use "to". They're not nouns. They're places. One other thing to be very careful about, please, when you say this you want to say "upstairs" and "downstairs." Too many times I hear people say, "I went down-stair." Only one, just one stair, I made it. "I went up-stair." And then what did you do? You just stood there? Wow, don't say "down-stair, up-stair". Please use all of the stairs. Go up, okay? That'll be fun, more exciting. You can fall down the stairs too, that's fun. But again, we don't say "to". "I'm going downstairs." "I'm coming upstairs." If you are confused, or if you have ever been confused about when to use "to", the only advice I can give you is please remember this list of words. Once you have remembered this list, you'll go, "Oh that was easy." [That was easy.]" Yes, it was. Thank you, goodbye.
3,569 views | Jul 19, 2013
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game | What the hell is Halloween?

What the hell is Halloween?

http:www.engvid.com Why am I dressed like a frog? Watch this video and find out! Halloween is a very very old tradition that dates back to a group of people called Celts. What is "trick or treating"? Why are people buying pumpkins and not eating them? Learn the answers to these questions and more! http:www.engvid.comwhat-the-hell-is-halloweenTRANSCRIPTWelcome to the Halloween lesson. My name is Jack, Jack-O'-Lantern. Do you want to find out about me? Hello. It's Halloween -- my favorite time of the year. I'm dressed like a frog. This is my costume, not my natural attire for teaching at EngVid. My name is Ronnie. I'm a frog today. I'm going to teach you about my favorite holiday: Halloween. You might be asking yourself, "What the hell is 'Halloween'? And why is Ronnie wearing a frog costume? What is she doing?" Phew! That's hot. So what I'm going to go through is what we do in Canada and in America for Halloween.The first thing -- and the most exciting thing -- that we do when we're children is we go trick or treating. So we wear a costume like this. Any costume you want, you can wear. A lot of little girls like to be princesses or witches. It's really, really up to you. It's your imagination -- let your imagination run wild. You can choose any costume you would like. So what we do is we dress up in costumes and we go around our neighborhood to our houses that live -- to the people that live around us, and we ring their doorbells, and we go, "Trick or treat!" And the lovely people give us candy for free. We don't have to do anything. You don't have to pay them money. They just give you free candy. As a child, I loved this, as you can imagine. Little Ronnie going to houses, "Trick or treat! Give me candy." So "trick or treat" -- "trick" means, like, a joke. And "treat" means like a snack or candy. A long, long, long, long time ago, this actually had a meaning, but we'll get to that later.As I've written down on the board too, we wear costumes -- anything you want. Some people spend a lot of money on their costumes. I got mine in Japan, in Hokkaido. I think it was $12, my frog costume. We wear costumes because it's fun to be another person. Usually, trick or treating is only for children because when we get to a certain age, we can buy our own candy -- buy your own candy. Get a job, okay? And when we get older, we still wear costumes. It's fun. We usually go to a Halloween party. People dress up, drink a lot, have fun. This thing, this guy right here -- it's not a pumpkin. This is a pumpkin. A "pumpkin" is a fruit, and it's orange or it can be green, and we usually eat it, but Jack-O'-Lanterns are very different. A Jack-O'-Lantern actually has carvings into the pumpkin. "What a strange thing that you guys do, isn't it?" Jack-O'-Lantern is a pumpkin with a face in it. So Jack-O'-Lantern has a face, and it's actually a pumpkin."Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Give me something good to eat!" Is what we used to say. Let's go back in history. "Why? What is this? What are you doing here?" We have -- 2000 years ago, the Celtic people -- now, these are people that lived in Ireland and Scotland and the north of France -- they had a belief -- it's getting hot in here, guys -- that on October 31st, which is actually called "All Hallows' Eve", that dead people returned to earth. Now, I know if you are from Japan, you have a holiday called "Obon". I'm not really good with the pronunciation. You believe that your ancestors come back to earth and visit you. In Mexico -- arriba! What up? -- you guys have "Day of the Dead". Again, you believe that the dead come back to the earth. This is the exact same thing, except in North America, we have made it so that we get candy -- same idea.So the pronunciation of this word -- Ah! Jeeze! Yeah. There's been some controversy of it. Because it is a Celtic word -- it looks like it should be "Samhaiam" -- but it's actually "Sah wvin". Now, there's been some debate on is it Scottish Gaelic? Is it Gaelic? I honestly do not speak Gaelic, obviously, and I've just looked on the Internet -- apparently, it's called "Sah wvin". Sometimes it's called "So wvin" -- I don't know. Just call it Halloween, okay? So 2000 years ago, people believed that dead people returned to the earth. Some of these people were good people, but some of the people were evil, bad people. So what they would do is they would wear animal skin -- like a frog -- costumes to disguise themselves so that the evil spirits didn't take their souls. So the costumes come from people actually wearing animal skins to disguise themselves. So we've stolen this, but unfortunately, we've made our costumes cute or sexy. "Hey, look! I'm a sexy pirate." Good. Why don't you be a pirate with one eye that eats people, okay? Then we have trick or treat. Trick or treat happened probably after this, and a long story short, people would go to other people's houses, and they would pray for their ancestors.
3,582 views | Oct 29, 2013
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