Let’s Learn English by Rivers, Lakes, and Streams | A Video to Learn English with Subtitles

Hi Bob the Canadian here. You can see behind me that we have quite a
few clouds today. So I thought I would do a video to help you
learn English and talk about rain and snow – where rain goes after it falls and kind
of just teach you some English along the way. So if you look up in the sky behind me you
can see that we have some dark clouds. We could call these dark clouds. We could call them rain clouds. If they were a little bit darker I would probably
call them storm clouds, and two things fall out of the sky, two kinds of water. We have raindrops, so a raindrop is, is the
smallest little drop of water that falls out of the sky. And you can’t quite see it but the other
thing that can fall is snow, and snow falls as snowflakes. So you can have raindrops that fall out of
the sky and you can have snowflakes. There’s a couple different kinds of rain
that falls out of the sky. You can have a drizzle. A drizzle is when hardly any rain is falling
out of the sky. You can have a sprinkling. You can say it’s sprinkling outside. When it’s sprinkling outside it means that
even bigger drops are falling. You could have a light shower. A light shower would be when you almost need
an umbrella if there’s a light shower. And then you can say it’s pouring rain. And when it’s pouring rain there is just
a lot of rain. So if you look right here you can see puddles. After it rains you end up with puddles which
are small pools of water that form on driveways, in parking lots. This particular set of puddles that is in
my driveway at home. And puddles, they kind of stay until the sun
dries them up. And we call that evaporating. We say that the sun causes the water to evaporate. So these puddles, they don’t go anywhere. The water doesn’t flow anywhere, and we
just have to wait a few days for them to evaporate or for them to dry up. That’s kind of fun! So if you look way up there on my shed we
have what we call an eavestrough. An eavestrough is a gutter, it’s a trough
along the side of a building so that when it rains the water goes from the roof into
the eavestrough. From there – I’ll zoom up a bit if I can
– from there you’ll see that the eavestrough is connected to a downspout. I’m not sure I went high enough. And the downspout takes the water down. So this over here, this is the downspout. This one just opens onto the ground. On my house the downspout goes into a cistern
which is a place where you can store water. So I’m, I’m standing out here along the
road. You can see the road over there, and this
right here is what we call a ditch. So when it rains, when the rain hits the road
over there it flows off the road into the ditch, and the ditch takes all that water
down the road usually to a stream or river, we’ll go look at that in a minute. So a ditch isn’t just something you’ll
find along the road. You’ll also have ditches in fields. So this is a small ditch in this field so
that the water has somewhere to go when it rains. So behind me here we have a small stream. It’s flowing underneath this bridge here
and you can see the stream has fairly fast moving water and it’s very shallow. Streams are usually fairly shallow. If it was summer and it was warmer you could
walk through the stream because it’s only about this deep. So we would call this a stream, you can also
call it a brook. And if you’ve ever heard the the term “a
babbling brook”, if I stop talking for a minute here you’ll be able to hear this
stream makes kind of a babbling sound so let’s, let’s listen to it, not the car going over
the bridge. So hopefully you could hear that a bit as
the water flows over the rocks, it’s like the stream is talking a little bit. So behind me you’ll see what we call a pond. I’m not sure exactly how to describe a pond. It’s definitely bigger than a puddle, and
it’s smaller than a lake. So it’s really just a small body of water. So behind me you’ll see a river. A river is obviously a lot bigger than a stream
or brook. Once the rain has fallen, and the raindrops
have flowed through ditches and streams, eventually all of the water ends up in the river. And rivers are really cool because people
can do recreational activities on a river. You can go fishing on a river. It’s big enough that it will have fish. You can go boating on a river. You can go canoeing on a river. So I was on my way to the lake and we’re
still going there by the way, but I was driving by this river, this is called the Grand River,
and I remembered that there was a couple of things I forgot to mention about rivers. One is the edge of a river is called the riverbank. And sometimes the water in a river can rise,
and the water can go over the bank and you can have a flood. So a flood is when water goes where it’s
not supposed to go. Rivers do that quite often where the water
level will rise, especially in the spring in Canada because everything melts. So as all the snow and ice melts the water
rises in the river and sometimes it floods, goes over the bank of the river and you have
a flood. So let’s, let’s keep going so we can get
to the lake. So behind me is a river and that river flows
into a lake. You can see the pier behind me and a small
lighthouse. And way in the distance all of that water
is a lake. This lake is called Lake Erie. I’m going to walk out to the end of the
pier, as I’m walking out if you look back, one of the cool things about lakes is they
often have a beach – a sandy beach. So similar to the ocean, lakes sometimes have
a beach, obviously in the middle of January no one’s swimming, but there is a bit of
a sandy beach there where in the summer you could come and wear your bathing suit and
go for a little swim. You can also see there’s a few waves coming
in, there’s a few waves rolling in so lakes are big enough that they have waves. We’re at the end of the pier now. You can see the lighthouse, I’m just climbing
up a few steps here, and then I’ll give you a, a nice view of Lake Erie. It’s, it’s big. Here we go. Are you ready? So that’s a lake. So the biggest body of water is an ocean or
the sea, and I’m not really able to show you that today because I don’t live close
to the ocean or the sea, but eventually all of the water from our rivers and lakes and
streams makes its way to the ocean. I’m sure some of you live close to an ocean. If you do maybe mention it in the comments
below that’d be really cool to hear if some of you live close to the Pacific Ocean or
the Atlantic Ocean. But anyways. Bob the Canadian. Learn English with Bob the Canadian. Thanks for watching this video. Don’t forget to click the subscribe button
below and give me a thumbs up and share this video with a friend if you know someone who’s
learning English. I think I’m just going to stay here for
a little bit and enjoy the view. It’s beautiful. Sun’s coming down. It’s hitting the water really nice. And it’s just a nice day out by the lake. It’s a little cold, but, it’s Canada. See you next week.

100 thoughts on “Let’s Learn English by Rivers, Lakes, and Streams | A Video to Learn English with Subtitles

  1. ✅ Don't forget to watch this video 2 times today and once tomorrow. This is a great way to strengthen the English that you have learned. It is a great habit to get into!

  2. Thank you Bob! I enjoy watching you! I'm from Brazil. I have been living in Santos- Sp near the beach.

  3. Thank you for your lessons, I'm Ukrainian and I realy like your chanel. All beginners like teach words with pictures or videos. Have a nice day Bob:)

  4. I enjoy watching your videos. Canada is beautiful place, I'm from Guatemala but I have a brother in canada, he is working in Montreal. What's the place where do you live?

  5. Hello Bob:
    Thank you for your Videos, I am learning English and they help me too much!
    Regards and a hug from Nicaragua!

  6. Hi Bob! I'm from Venezuela in the north of the South American Continent and live close to the Caribbean sea. We have a lot of beautiful beaches over here with white sands, clear&warm water… when the economical&political situation will be better I would like you to visit our country. It is amazing and beautiful. Speaking about other things, I have been watching you since my older daughter recommended me a "50 phrasal verbs videos" your way to teach us is awesome Thanks for your work on the internet to all non-English speakers like me, you 're a great teacher!. I've taken all your recommendations to improve English by myself, including to turn up video's velocity to make me more difficult to understand you, it was amazing to me because I didn't have a problem to understand you with 25% up. Recently I took a test on the internet to determine my English level and The result was C1+ according to European measure system, I was the first surprised for it. it was possible for you and other teachers on the web like Alisha, Rachel, Teela and so on. I am really thankful to you!. I have some friends living in Canada… I'd like to visit your country as soon as possible for me. Best wishes to you and your country

  7. Hi Bob. Your English lesson are great. Thanks a lot for teaching us. I am leaving near Baltic sea I got 5km to the beach in region what is called national Slovian Park. Greetings from Poland even though I am currently in Sweden 🇵🇱🚛🇸🇪

  8. Hi Bob, I live in Rio de Janeiro ( Brazil)  bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Rio de Janeiro has many beaches. Rio de Janeiro has temperatures above 20 ° C all year long. We never had temperatures in the city of Rio de Janeiro below 0ºC. The lowest recorded was + 5.6 ° C in July 1926. Thank you for your classes. God bless you.

  9. when I was watching this videos I turn off the caption (English ) and I understood it

  10. Thank you, Bob the Canadian! It was an amazing video, especially the lake! 😍

  11. I don‘t live near ocean. And there are a big river near my city and it doesn‘t run to ocean. It has 1.100 km from river source to its mouth. It runs into a different big river . This big river runs to ocean and it has about 4.900 km. Thank you for teaching us. 😃

  12. Love the lake!!!!!!! I live a three-hour-drive from the Atlantic Ocean. ❤ it, too.

  13. It's really the best video on youtube . I already you follower. Thank u Best of luck.

  14. Nice video and small interesting travel)
    But what about making video about subway (maybe using several pictures of underground to demonstrate some objects or parts of the metro and describe it).
    Sorry if it's sounds a little bit strange, because I'm not really good in English)

  15. I myself really enjoy your teaching . You are awesome and perfect. Good job and thanks 🙏 👍🌸

  16. Hi Bob, thanks for yours lessons About Rivers and Seas….. Here in my city, Recife- Brazil, we say that our two rivers (Capibaribe and Beberibe) come togheter to form the Atlanric Ocean. How do you see, we are very modest…..

  17. Hi Bob, I found out your channel 1 week more or less and I am learning too much. Thank you for your time and your wonderful classes.

  18. You are a brilliant teacher, I really find your teaching method very effective and different. Thank you.🌸 Explaning a certain word by actually showing how it really looks like in real life or even in a picture is very important and is better than just verbally explaining it.

  19. It's really really thanks to you, this video I've learned a lot of vocabularies 😉

  20. so, stream & creek are the same thing? are there some kind of subtle difference between them?

  21. It's a huge lake like the ocean.
    Canada nature is really amazing.
    I hope i can travel canada someday.

  22. It looks so gloomy, it must be very boring living in a cold nearly empty place like that, but the way you teaching English is so clear and easy, keep up the good work bob

  23. Thank you bob I consider you as friend the view is very gladly I like your course and canada too

  24. You are wonderful teacher! Great explanation of different topics. Also nice video in natural environments. Tumbs up!

  25. I'll watch this video many times, love the way you show us , love the nature and your beautiful English together! Chinese girl from Australia

  26. I love your videos so much. Vocabulary in daily life is essential for learning english.

  27. Well, I like your videos, probably you speak to slower. Thanks Mr. Bob. Oh! I'm from Rio, Brazil🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  28. Hi Bob. Great job. Quick question : Is the name eavestrough also used in US or it´s mainly used in Canada ? Thanks for your attention.

  29. Thank you Bob, your videos are so awesome! with your videos I can study english and can see a beautiful places and a know little more about Canadian lifestyle! I live in Brasil, at moment, in a small sail boat closer at Parati Town, Rio de Janeiro and so, I really live very close to the sea. Thanks again you are a good person and a true Teacher.

  30. Hi. I am from Russia. I live in Vladivostok near Japan sea.

    I study english and me really like your lessons. Thank you.

  31. thanks bob i apreciate what you explain…in all your videos am leanining many things with you…you are great…..thanks……for what you do…………thanks from mexico bob….from mexico

  32. Thank you Mr bob, you are the better way for improve my English, you are superb !

  33. Hi bob from Republic Turkey. You are excellent. I 'trying leraning english. But have a problem.
    You should put English statements inside all the video. Because I watch two languages English and Turkish.
    I hope,I could explain what I say mean:(. Please Reply my offer 🙁 I'm
    waiting…. Thank you very much for all different video.

  34. Hi bob from Republic Turkey. You are excellent. I 'trying leraning english. But have a problem.
    You should put English statements inside all the video. Because I watch two languages English and Turkish.
    I hope,I could explain what I say mean:(. Please Reply my offer 🙁 I'm
    waiting…. Thank you very much for all different video.

  35. Thank you for this video. I think you are the best english teacher because your lessons show real things and situations, and that better then lessons beside schoold board.

  36. Lake Erie is so big, this vedio teach me some new words. Thank you so much BOB the CANADIAN.

  37. you are best of best.Each video contain alot effort.all wishes bob, from vietnam!!

  38. Hi Bob! I was born in Mar del Plata, an Argentinian city by the Atlantic Ocean. It´s one of the most beautiful cities in the world :). Thanks for this video. I enjoyed it a lot! You are really great!

  39. Thank you so much for videos. I've learned too much for short time. Just one thing,could you please slow down the subtitles i can't catch all the words. Thanks in advance. Have a nice day!

  40. We haven't snow and frost in this month , in this year.. it was reined yesterday , nbu tnow it's frog ..Poland ,UE,15 Jan 2020.

  41. Thanks for helping to learn English..you are great … very clear and understandable English ever listen…

  42. I am enjoying to watch you you tube video. Thank you again..Lot of love from India……

  43. Hey man you are a great teacher. Your english is very goood!!! You speak clear and easily. Way to go!!! Keep on teaching us!!! I Live near the ocean. Cabedelo city, Paraíba.

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