Free English Class! Topic: Everyday Items! 🧾🔑🌡️ (Lesson Only)

Free English Class! Topic: Everyday Items! 🧾🔑🌡️ (Lesson Only)

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well hello and welcome to this english lesson where i'm going to talk about uh everyday things things that you just see as you go through your day i designed this lesson because i was keeping track throughout the week every day as i went through my day i would add a few more things to my list and then my list got bigger and bigger it's not super large but i just made a list of all of the little things that i
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used throughout the day and specifically things where i thought do people know what this is called in english do people know how to talk about this thing in english so this lesson is about everyday items some of them are household items some of them are things you would see as you go through your day maybe at work or while you're shopping but we're going to talk about things that you see every day and then i'll teach you some phrases in english about how to use them the first item is something that we call tweezers let
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me say that again for you tweezers let me make this slide a bit bigger tweezers are something that you use when you get a sliver especially sometimes when you work with wood if any of you have built something out of wood or if you move something made out of wood sometimes you get a little sliver in your finger and then you get tweezers and you use the tweezers to pull out the sliver sometimes when you get a sliver it can be annoying because you don't know which way the sliver went in and you don't
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know how to pull it out i do not get slivers while i'm teaching so i don't use tweezers very often but the other day i was outside helping jen and i got a sliver actually in the finger i keep pointing to and so when i came in the house i said i went to the drawer in the bathroom where we keep the tweezers and they weren't there and i said where are the tweezers i have a sliver i need to pull out my sliver so the first everyday item maybe not every day but
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definitely an item i used recently is tweezers we might call these a pair of tweezers the same way we use pear to talk about scissors even though there's only really one of them because there's two sides we might say pair of tweezers but i normally just say the tweezers and then the image i showed you at the beginning is called a clothespin so when you wash your clothes there are two things you can do with your clothes afterwards you can put them in a dryer and then it uses electricity or natural
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gas to heat your clothes and dry them but we hang our clothes on a clothesline and we put clothes pins on them so the clothes pin holds the clothes that need to be dried on the clothesline but we also use this for something else which is why it's on the everyday items list when we eat chips when we open a bag of chips what you might call crisps if you're learning british english when we eat half a bag of chips we roll up the top
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and we put a clothespin on to hold the bag shut so not only are clothes pins used to hang up clothes we also use them in our kitchen to close open bags of chips so that they stay fresh i'm sure everyone has done that before notice this word looks difficult to pronounce but it's not too bad it's clothespin so you don't have to say the th as a the sound it's just clothespin and we use it to close things which has
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the same pronunciation um i do not use one of these this is not one of my everyday items i do not smoke i do not light a cigarette every day i don't but we do sometimes have a campfire and when we have a campfire i get some pieces of wood and i stack the wood up and i put some papers underneath i actually like to use cardboard pizza boxes when i start a fire and then i use the lighter so i you kind of flick the
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lighter to make a flame come out and then i use the lighter to light the fire some people carry a lighter with them every day because they are smokers smokers often will have a lighter with them but we always have a lighter in our house because we do like to have a campfire every once in a while and so then we we use the lighter to light it and i do have a bic lighter so thank you to all of you from france for making good pens and good lighters and if you don't have a lighter you'll
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use matches this is a box of matches you can also have matches in a what's called a book of matches where you flip up the front and you can pull a match out we do not have matches in our house mostly we don't have matches because matches are dangerous to have around when you have children our children are older now but matches can be dangerous what you do with a match is you take a match out and you strike the match there's usually a spot where you can
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you strike the match against and then it lights when you have a book of matches there's a little black strip and you strike it but you can also get matches that are called strike anywhere matches where you can even light them you know just on a rock or on a brick but yes we do not keep matches in our house because it's too easy for kids to play with matches and accidentally start fires i've used these recently i just used these earlier this week we would call
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this a nail clipper or we would call these nail clippers similar to how we use when we say scissors we always add an s you can also add an s when you talk about nail clippers these are what you use when your nails are too long and you need to trim your nails or clip your nails so i like to keep my nails nice and short jen actually keeps her nails a little bit longer sometimes women have longer nails than men and sometimes they put nail polish on jen actually keeps her nails a little
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longer because it helps her when she works with the flowers she can use her nail to kind of cut the stems and things like that or trim things so but i keep mine nice and short and trim and i use nail clippers to do that these are another thing that sometimes go missing in our house and we also have a bigger pair which we call toenail clippers so we have nail clippers that we use for our fingers and then we have a bigger pair that you can use to trim the nails
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on your toes toenail clippers these are really handy um we call them either rubber bands or elastic bands in canada i think in most parts of the world they're called rubber bands um we use these for all kinds of things when we make a bouquet of flowers we put a rubber band on the bottom to hold all the stems together sometimes we have something in the kitchen as well that we want to close after we open it and we'll put a rubber band around it to hold it
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closed sometimes in school kids will they'll shoot rubber bands at each other if students find rubber bands on the floor of the classroom you can be sure that a rubber band is going to be shot somewhere but a rubber band or elastic band is very stretchy um and it has many many uses it's one of those really handy things in life that you can use for almost anything so again i'm not sure which phrase is the canadian phrase we call them rubber
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bands and elastic bands maybe if brent's still here or if rod the english teacher's still here they can let us know what they call them what the most common name is i use both you know are there any elastic bands here does has anyone seen any rubber bands i need a rubber band and then we have of course the twist tie whenever you buy something like when i bought these headphones they came all folded up and then there was a twist tie around it a twist tie is a small piece of wire with paper around it or
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plastic and it's used um to kind of hold things together the other day i opened up a box at school and it had a new little webcam for my classroom and then the wire from the webcam had a twist tie around it when they put it in the box they put all the wires together and to keep them tidy they put a twist tie around it so twist ties um we usually keep our twist ties um because sometimes we use them to re-close things
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as well in the kitchen but now we have a drawer that has way too many twist ties in it so you can see already from this lesson that this is a lesson of very random items that bob the canadian saw through his week and wrote down on his list because the next one is what we call a bread tie in canada when you buy bread there's this little plastic thing on the end of the bread and it almost always has the best before date or the expiry date on it so it
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tells you how long the bread will be good for usually the bread's good for a week or so you can see that this twist tie says best before october 2nd so if i bought this bread on september 29th it would be good till october 2nd it would actually probably be okay on october 4th by the 5th or 6th the bread might be starting to go moldy but bread ties are what holds the end of the bread bag closed you can also shoot these by the way you
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can break them in half and you can put it on the end of your finger and you can shoot it at uh people don't i don't recommend that though it's dangerous but when i was a kid we did that quite often so speaking of keys keys are usually attached to a keychain i don't think my keys are close by no sometimes you have a key for your car a key for your house or apartment maybe a key for work and you want to keep them all together so you would put them on a keychain a keychain is actually a popular thing
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for businesses to hand out in canada so sometimes when you buy things from certain businesses they might give you a keychain so that you always remember them so i have a keychain from the store where i buy feed for our animals i have a keychain from the hardware store in our local town i don't use them all and some people collect keychains actually it can be a fun thing to collect but usually at a certain point in your life you have too many keys so you put them all
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together i remember when i was younger i had one key and then eventually i had two keys so i got a keychain i use coat hangers to hang up my shirts after i wash my shirts and after i hang them up on the clothesline and use clothespins to hold them there once they are dry i usually put them on coat hangers so even though it's a shirt we still use the word coat hanger to talk about this so i put my shirts on coat hangers
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i usually kind of flatten them a bit and i hang them in my closet and then when i go to wear my shirts they're nice and they're flat and wrinkle free so a coat hanger is something you use to hang up a coat or to hang up a shirt and if you use the bar on the bottom i even use coat hangers to hang up my pants so that is a coat hanger pretty useful everyday item and my jacket is actually always on a coat hook it's over there you can't see
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it but when i come home from work i hang up my winter coat or i hang up my jacket on a coat hook these are probably the most common type of coat hook in north america you can buy them at any hardware store they are very handy they are nice and rounded on the top so it's really easy to hang your coat on a coat hook or to hang your jacket on a coat hook i don't usually put my coat on a coat hanger but i could do that as well it
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just happens to be that i have coat hooks in my studio or office here so i usually just hang my coat on a coat hook it's a little bit easier to do that way this is something that i saw this week that is not very common in my house or at the place where i work but it is an ashtray when you see an ashtray in north america it's kind of an old thing that people don't have a lot of anymore
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because in canada you can't smoke inside of restaurants you can't smoke inside the mall you can't smoke in the library you can't smoke in buildings in canada a long time ago you used to be able to smoke in buildings like 20 years ago or more and so you would see ashtrays everywhere that people would use if they were smokers when i was a kid my uncles were smokers so when my parents had a birthday party we even
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though my parents didn't smoke we would put ashtrays out for my uncles so that they could flick their cigarettes and then butt out their cigarettes in the ashtray when you have um something to drink and when you set it down on a coffee table or on a table often you will put a coaster under it you will usually do this if you're putting it onto a really nice table when i sit at my desk here
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and i have my giant mug that says gulp on it by the way with some tea in it i don't set it down on a coaster but a coaster is a small round piece of wood or cloth or other material that you put down before you put a hot drink or even a cold drink in the summer cold drinks sometimes there's a lot of moisture on the outside so you put a coaster down to protect the surface we have a set of coasters that we use for our coffee table
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and if we're drinking something hot we might use a coaster on our kitchen table as well usually on nice wooden surfaces you want to put a coaster down so that things are fine i see mode saying there was a bit of a hiccup now it's fine yeah i just had a really quick error and then things were good again so i'll just keep going um so we have things called pot holders but we use these for two different things you can use them to grab a hot pot
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although i usually choose to use an oven mitt for that there's something called an oven mitt we use our pot holders to put on our table when we put a hot pot or pan of food on the table so these are things that protect the surface of your table from something hot so often when we serve dinner we'll put some pot holders out on the table some people also call them hot pads i think there might be another name as well what do we call yeah we do call them pot
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holders even though we don't hold the pot with it i guess the pot does sit on it so that makes some sense so we will put these out on the table in order to protect the surface of the table and then there's something called an air freshener i do not use air fresheners but the most common kind of air freshener for a car is a pine scented air freshener this is something that you hang in your car and it emits a pleasant smell i actually don't like
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the smell of air fresheners but many people will have an air freshener in their car hanging from the rear view mirror so they'll go to the store and they'll buy a pine scented air freshener and they'll hang it from their rear view mirror and it will make their car smell nice people sometimes use air fresheners in their house as well that one looks a little different the ones people use in north america actually plug into the wall then it heats up kind of a pleasant smelling um
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yeah i'm not sure what the word for it would be but it makes your house smell a little nicer i actually don't like air fresheners though i just like to have a really clean house that smells just has normal smells like bread baking in the oven and those kinds of things but people sometimes like to put up air fresheners so i end up with a few of these through my week another everyday item would be a receipt whenever you buy something you get a little piece of paper saying that you buy it this is not my receipt from
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white castle i've only been to white castle once they that restaurant doesn't exist in canada only in the us but when you buy something if i go to tim hortons one of our local coffee shops i get a receipt when i go to the grocery store when i'm done buying stuff they give me a receipt and then you can check your receipt to make sure you were charged the right amount and on the receipt there's a list of everything you bought and the price that you paid for it so definitely i end up with a few of
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these everyday items as i go through my day and my week i think i go to the grocery store about twice a week i go to the coffee shop about twice a month but somehow as you go through life you tend to have a few of these mine always end up in my wallet as i go through my week so another thing that is definitely an everyday item in most people's houses is your remote control you can't really use your television without having a remote
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control now in my classroom i have a remote control for my projector as well and i have a remote control for the sound system in the classroom so as i go through my day i use remote controls at work and then i use a remote control at night when i sit down to watch the news or to do something else so definitely remote controls are a very common thing for people to see as they go through everything that they do in a day
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so sometimes at work i have to go to the bathroom or to the washroom and when i'm done i wash my hands and then from the paper towel dispenser i get a paper towel to dry my hands off so i use the washroom or i use the bathroom when i'm done i wash my hands in the sink and then i grab a paper towel or two from the paper towel dispenser and i use it to dry my hands off this is something that i did
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regularly before the pandemic but now i seem to be washing my hands a lot more often not just after i use the washroom i wash my hands at school before i eat lunch i wash my hands after every class so i'm often drying my hands with a paper towel that i grab from the paper towel dispenser a very common activity i think i think the amount of hand washing in the world has gone way up in the last two years or a year and a half
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so this is something i don't use very often anymore and it's called a postage stamp but every once in a while i do need to mail something and so i do have stamps in the house canada did something really nice our postage stamps do not they don't have a price on them anymore so it just says p in the canada flag it used to be 43 cents for a stamp and then 47 cents for a stamp and i don't remember the prices but the price kept going up every year so finally canada
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just decided that stamps have no you pay a price at the sta at the post office but the stamp itself is good forever so it doesn't matter if the cost of a stamp goes up it's always good so not necessarily an everyday item but i do use stamps once a month or so this is something that we use a lot more in the winter than in the summer a thermostat in the morning i look at the thermostat to see how cold the house is because our furnace is off right now
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and then sometimes i turn the furnace on using the thermostat because it's starting to get a little chilly outside so the thermostat is definitely something that it controls your heating by the way and cooling in the summer at school students our thermostats are actually locked inside of glass boxes because otherwise students try to change the temperature in the classroom recently there have been a couple of uh covid cases
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in my community i would say and so a thermometer is something that uh people have been using more lately because if you all of a sudden don't feel well you want to check if you have a fever so you would use a thermometer a digital thermometer you might have one that just goes in your ear you might have one that you just point at your forehead or you might have one like this that you put in your mouth or under your armpit in order to check your temperature but definitely recently
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a few people i know have checked their temperature and gotten coveted tests because well we're still in a pandemic right so when you feel a little bit hot you want to use a thermometer to check your temperature change i even have change right here we don't use a lot of actual money in canada but i still end up with lots of change we also call this loose change the reason i say that is because we usually pay with our phone or with our
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bank card we don't often use money anymore when i go to the grocery store i pay with my bank card but i still sometimes buy things using cash like using actual bills and then i end up with lots of change sometimes there's enough change on my desk that i gather it all up and i take it to school and i can use it to buy lunch at the cafeteria sometimes there's enough there for me to do that this is something that has become a lot more common for us since the pandemic
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started and that's packages usually from amazon i don't know where you buy most of your stuff online but in north america it's quite common for me to get an email saying your package has been delivered and when i come home there's one of these brown boxes with the amazon logo on it saying that uh that this package came from amazon we also use the word box so you might say yeah a few boxes came for you today or a couple packages came for you today but
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definitely a lot more common since the pandemic has started i usually have a flashlight somewhere just in case we have a power outage it's nice to have a flashlight ready to go the power doesn't go out in canada very often but when we have really bad storms and in the winter sometimes when we have ice storms it's nice to have a flashlight just in case the power goes out i've been reading actual books lately instead of on my kindle so instead of
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ebooks i've been getting books from the library and so i also usually have a bookmark somewhere so that when i'm done reading i can put that in the book so i read at night for a little bit and when i'm done reading i put my bookmark in so that i know where i left off that's an interesting english phrase isn't it it lets it helps me remember where i left off in the book we have what are called fridge magnets fridge magnets come from all different
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places as you know a magnet is something that sticks to metal okay it has a north and south pole and it will stick to anything metal we use fridge magnets to put things on our fridge so sometimes one of our kids will come home and they'll have something from school like they got a really good grade on a test we might use a fridge magnet to attach that to our fridge and then it's just something that you use to hang things on your fridge for a little bit
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because i'm old every night i have to take a pill because i had heart surgery i'm on one type of medication so this is an everyday item for me every day at around 9 00 pm i take my one pill it's a pill that keeps my heart rate relatively low i don't know what exactly it does i should probably ask my doctor but anyways for some people this is an everyday item they need to take a pill every once in a while i use extension cords in the house and
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on the farm whenever you want to plug something in and if the electrical outlet if the outlet is too far away you find an extension cord and you use the extension cord to connect whatever you're trying to plug in thankfully nowadays a lot of things run off batteries and the batteries last a long time but there still are times when you need to find an extension cord in order to plug something in and then this is an everyday item there's hand sanitizer in my van
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the entrance to the school in my classroom in the staff room there is hand sanitizer everywhere in the world right now when you walk out of the grocery store when you walk into the grocery store everywhere you go you will find hand sanitizer it is probably um the most common uh everyday item uh right now in the world i think i've seen hand sanitizer i probably see hand sanitizer 10 times a day and use it 10 times a day so
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definitely very very common and as well of course the mask i at school am required to wear the blue i guess medical grade disposable mask canada still has a mask mandate at least the province of ontario does we have been wearing masks since the spring of 2020 so this is not new for me but i can't wear a cloth mask or a homemade mask at work i must wear one of the blue masks at work that is
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required um sometimes people with long hair girls especially women and girls will use bobby pins in order to hold their hair up i find these in my house in all kinds of places because uh jen and the girls my girls sometimes use bobby pins in their hair it's a small metal pin that you can use like if you have i don't really know a lot about it but if you have long hair and you want to hold it back you can put bobby pins in to kind of hold it nicely against your head
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they are they're everywhere in my house am i that by giving away too much information there tends to be bobby pins in a lot of uh funny places in my house so i think that's just what happens when you're married to uh someone who uses them and when you have two daughters and my name's bob so i don't know why the pin is named a bobby pin a hair clip is something else that women will use to hold up their hair if they have long hair it's usually spring loaded
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when something's spring loaded espec like a hair clip when you open it the spring makes it go back together so there's a spring inside that makes it go back together so we would say it's spring loaded and then of course a lot of us have phones and on the outside of our phone we have a phone case recently someone in my family bought a new phone and so i recommended that they right away buy a phone case to protect their phone it doesn't necessarily prevent damage to the phone if you drop
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it on a hard surface but it's at least a little bit of protection just in case you do drop your phone or if it gets knocked out of your hands by someone and it falls on a hard floor this is something i use a lot in the spring and in the summer and in the fall sometimes we have a lot of flies in our house i don't know how they get in because we do have air conditioning so all the windows are usually closed but somehow flies get in and i need to use a fly swatter to kill them it's very
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annoying when you have a lot of fly swa flies in your house and you have to constantly use the fly swatter to swat them so that's the verb you use when you have a fly swatter you use it to swat flies this is something i use as a teacher that you maybe don't use a lot when i look at student work when students give me their assignments i use a red pen in order to grade the assignment so definitely something that is an everyday item for me but maybe not
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for all of you and then glasses i i wear reading glasses in particular glasses and contacts are everyday items for some people i don't wear contacts but i do wear reading glasses when i need to read so when i need to read it's a lot clearer for me if i put on my reading glasses it helps my eyes focus clearly on what i'm reading some people in my family wear contacts so that is definitely an
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everyday item for them to put contacts on in order to be able to see well as they go through their day and then earbuds i don't always have earbuds in my ears but i almost always have earbuds with me i have three pairs of these uh one for my home computer one for my work computer and then i always keep a pair with my phone just in case i want to listen to something privately so earbuds of course go in your ears and they allow
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you to listen to music or podcasts or even watch netflix or other shows on your phone or on your computer and then there's sunglasses which you wear when it's really sunny outside and then lastly i'm still kind of old-fashioned i still have a calculator on my desk here and i have a calculator at school i know that you can use an app on your phone in order to do calculations in order to do uh to solve like if you want to add
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something up or multiply two numbers together but i still like having a regular old calculator especially when i'm you know calculating grades for students or something like that it's very very very very handy to have a calculator around

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