Mathis Family Perform “Speechless” by Dan + Shay | America’s Most Musical Family Finals

Mathis Family Perform “Speechless” by Dan + Shay | America’s Most Musical Family Finals


This next family band has
shown incredible versatility, blending gospel, pop,
and soul, and tonight, they’re going to add a
little country to the mix. Here with our third performance, give it up for Mathis family! (applause and cheering) ♪ You say you’ll
be down in five ♪ ♪ The smell of your perfume ♪ ♪ Is floating down the stairs ♪ ♪ You’re fixing up
your hair like you do ♪ ♪ And I know that
I’ll be a mess ♪ ♪ The second that I see you ♪ ♪ You won’t be surprised ♪ ♪ It happens every
time it’s nothing new ♪ ♪ It’s always on a
night like tonight ♪ ♪ I think that you
can read my mind ♪ ♪ ‘Cause when you look
at me with those eyes ♪ ♪ I’m speechless ♪ ♪ Staring at ya standing
there in that dress ♪ ♪ What it’s doing to
me ain’t a secret ♪ ♪ ‘Cause watching you
is all that I can do ♪ ♪ I’m speechless ♪ ♪ You already know that
you’re my weakness ♪ ♪ After all this time
I’m just as nervous ♪ ♪ Every time you
walk into the room ♪ ♪ I’m speechless ♪ ♪ It started when
you said hello ♪ ♪ Just did something
to me yeah ♪ ♪ And I’ve been in a daze ♪ ♪ Ever since the day
that we meet baby ♪ ♪ You take the breath out of
my lungs can’t even fight it ♪ ♪ And all of the words out of
my mouth without even trying ♪ ♪ And I’m ♪ ♪ Speechless ♪ ♪ Oh you know it ♪ ♪ It’s always on a
night like tonight ♪ ♪ I think that you
can read my mind ♪ ♪ ‘Cause when you look
at me with those eyes ♪ ♪ I’m speechless ♪ ♪ Staring at ya standing
there in that dress ♪ ♪ What it’s doing to
me ain’t a secret ♪ ♪ ‘Cause watching you
is all that I can do ♪ ♪ I’m speechless ♪ ♪ You already know that
you’re my weakness ♪ ♪ And after all this time
I’m just as nervous ♪ ♪ Every time you
walk into the room ♪ ♪ I’m speechless ♪ (cheering and applause) – Wooh!
– Wow! Wow, wow, wow, first of all, yeah! Toni, now you are living
every girl’s dream up there, from the clothes,
to the necklace, to your man serenading
you on stage, with your family
all around, I mean. That was like a fantasy,
it really transported me. The space and the arrangement let us really hear your vocals, and your harmonies, to me,
were tighter than ever, so congratulations. I’m a fan of that song,
I’m a fan of yours! – [Toni] Thank you. – You know, I just
really love you guys, when you guys sing together
you are such a force. – Thank you.
– Thank you! – You can feel the
love on the stage. You seem like you’re so
comfortable right now. Now it’s like, you guys are
playing around with stuff, you’re like, “We
know who we are.” It’s getting better and better, it’s leveling up every time, and I really enjoyed
you guys tonight. – Thank you, thank you!
(cheering and applause) – Echoing kind of
what Ciara was saying, you can actually
really feel the love. At one point I was
completely gone, and I was just thinking about
mom and dad’s relationship, I was trying to dissect it, I was like, “I wonder
where they met.” (laughing) I was sucked in, it
was so beautiful, it was like watching a
performance at the Grammys, you guys look like
a million bucks, and you guys sounded
like a million bucks. – Thank you, David! (cheering and applause) – Great job guys, as always. From day one, every
time you guys perform it leaves me speechless. It’s a very, very special
thing to be a part of and to witness, so– – Thank you.
– As always, thank you all for the
gift you’ve given to us, great job yet again. Please give it up for the
Mathis family, everybody! (upbeat music)

Jenny Slate Is Obsessed with Wedding Videos of Brides Singing to Grooms


-I imagine one
of the fears was — ’cause, obviously, like,
people were gonna film it — like, this might
be one of those — It could live on
in the Internet. Like, you also
have that pressure. -That’s right.
We’re in the future now. -Yeah, right.
-And everything is computer. -Yes.
-You know, and computer rules. So, I was like — Okay. There’s two things I’m obsessed
with on the Internet that are, like,
painful for others but I can’t stop watching them. One is —
[ Chuckles ] Sorry.
[ Laughter ] I can’t even think about it
without laughing. Failed productions
of local Peter Pans. -Yeah.
-[ Chuckles ] Where someone backstage
pulls the wrong rope and just, like, Wendy gets
ripped out of her bed. -[ Laughs ]
-Truly bad karma, but I can’t stop watching it, and there really is one
where Wendy gets ripped out, and then she is,
like, in character, and she’s like, “Oooh!” [ Laughter ]
And, like, goes back to bed. But, anyway,
then there’s this other thing that I’m obsessed with,
which is brides that sing original songs to their grooms. -Uh-huh. Oh, wow. -Because it’s like
a one-on-one thing, and there’s one video
where it’s a bride. She goes down the stairs,
and she sings a song. It, like, actually
hurts me to remember it, but I am addicted to it. And she’s like… ♪ Mm, Kevin, we are getting
married to each other ♪ ♪ Right now! ♪ And he’s like… [ Laughter ] And he — [ Laughs ] He has to stand there
and be like, “Yes, baby. You are the best singer.
You are so beautiful.” And she’s like,
♪ Our parents are there ♪ ♪ Judy and Bill,
and there is my aunt ♪ You know, it’s just
like whatever, -[ Laughs ] -So you — -I don’t want to
just be in her face being like, “You are
graduating today.” You know? So, I had to play it real cool. -I have written a song called
“First in Your Class”. -Yeah. That would have been a cool leap if I had made it
a musical number and not told her…
-Yeah. -…and just shown up
on that island. It was in a tiny church. and just been like,
“And a one and a two…” [ Laughs ]
-‘Cause I will say, My biggest fear in life
is someone singing a song directly to me.
-Oh, yeah. -That is the worst thing
in the world. -Ugh! I can’t imagine it. I mean, I guess that’s why
I watch that on the Internet, all the time, just to, like, condition myself in case I’m just
in my house one day, and someone’s like,
♪ We’re in the kitchen ♪ I’m just like, “Aaaah!
I don’t want it. I don’t want it.” -So, this is your… -[ Laughs ]
-Congratulations. That’s so awesome.
-Thank you. It was okay. It was great.
-There is a photo, too. This is in the Vineyard Gazette. -[ Chuckling ] Yeah.
-A newspaper that I’ve — I’ve read the Vineyard Gazette. -Yeah?
Do you remember last year — Now we’re a little off topic, but they had a story
about how a bird called the blue-footed booby, like,
landed on someone’s boat, and it made the newspaper. -Yeah.
-You know? That’s what’s going on. -My father-in-law had
a pet goat that died, and it got on obituary, like,
longer than a president’s. [ Laughter ] They, like, interviewed other
people in, like, rememb– Like, “What did you
think of Raisin?” They’re like, “Well,
you know, he’s like… He was like most goats,
but I guess we’ll miss him.” -Oh, man. I’m super sorry to hear
about the goat, though. -Thank you.
-[ Chuckles ] -It was weird when he died
that I didn’t hear from you. -Yeah, yeah.
I don’t know. I have a really bad personality. -So, this was in
the Vineyard Gazette. -Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-You and Gwen. Are you happy with the photo? -Look, Gwen looks great. I want to go on record.
Gwen, you look great. My feeling about this photo — and I can’t believe I’m gonna
do this on television — but another fear of mine,
besides brides with microphones, is this thing that
one of my friends calls “adult head spread.”
-[ Laughs ] Okay. -I call it pumpkin head. It’s this feeling that
once you get into adulthood, your head becomes,
like, a lot bigger — like, you just can’t control it. Like, you just get
adult head spread. And I saw that in the newspaper, and I was like,
“What is this year of me finding stuff out
in the newspaper that’s, like, terrible.” And I just think it might be
the start of head spread. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -And I’m also like,
you know… “Did I really need to wear
a big chunky sweater?” But that’s for another show.
-It does feel like local — -It feels like a local girl meets an out-of-towner
afraid of ticks. -Yeah, that’s right. That’s what it was.
That’s what it was. -This is your second time
playing in… “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
-Yes. -This is a very pampered dog.
I think you can tell. -Yes, Gidget. -Are you pampered in real life?
-You know what? I’m not pampered at all.
-Really? -And I was saying —
I was hoping just before I came here
to just even get, like, a lip wax.
[ Laughter ] Like, I’m out of
the mani-pedi game. It’s over.
-Really? Fully out? -Yeah, I’m just really… [ Laughter ] Wild and free.
-Yeah. -Yeah.
-You’re with the ticks now. You’re running
with the ticks now. -Yeah. Oh, yeah. I live on a peninsula with my boyfriend
in Massachusetts, and we just, like,
check each other for ticks. That’s my chosen life. I like it.
-Thanks so much for coming back.

The /h/ Sound – Swedish Pronunciation #33

The /h/ Sound – Swedish Pronunciation #33


Hi there, I’m Edvin Palmer. Welcome to my
free Swedish Pronunciation Training. In this lesson, I want to practice our
seventh fricative: the /h/ sound. I want to practice this sound, so, that, by the
end of the lesson, you can name, describe and say the /h/ sound. Before we start
practicing, I want to tell you everything you need to know about the
/h/ sound. Let’s start with this: What is a consonant? A consonant is a speech
sound which we make by completely or partly stopping the flow of air which we
breathe out through the mouth. The /h/ sound is a consonant sound. We call it the Voiceless Glottal Fricative. This name tells us how we physically want to
make this sound. The following six things are imperative to know: One.
It’s manner of articulation is frica-. tive. Or, is it? In most languages, it’s
actually a transitional state of the glottis, with no manner of articulation
other than its phonation type. That means the /h/ is a one-of-a-kind
consonant sound. In fact, many phoneticians no longer
consider /h/ to be a fricative because the /h/ bears little resemblance to the
other fricatives. We have, however, kept the term fricative for historical
reasons. Two. It may have a glottal place of articulation. This means the /h/ just
sounds like a glottal sound, without actually having to be one. We probably
don’t produce the /h/ in the glottis itself and without any friction or
turbulence. You see, surrounding vowels influence the
pronunciation of the /h/. As the /h/ has the place of articulation of these
surrounding vowels, phoneticians have sometimes presented the /h/ as a voiceless vowel. That’s why the /h/ may have a glottal place of articulation.
We probably produce the /h/ in a similar way we produce the vowels
which are close to the /h/, without using the glottis. Three. Its phonation is
voiceless, which means we say it without vibrating our vocal cords. Four. It’s an
oral consonant, and that means we allow air to escape through the mouth only. Five. The central lateral dichotomy doesn’t apply, and that’s because we don’t
produce the sound with airflow over the tongue. Six. The airstream mechanism is
pulmonic, which means we articulate it by pushing air solely with the lungs and
diaphragm, as in most sounds. So, the /h/ sound is voiceless because we don’t use our vocal cords to say it. This is what definitely makes it a consonant sound
because all vowel sounds are voiced. It may have a glottal place of
articulation. It probably doesn’t, though, as we probably produce the /h/ in a similar way we produce the vowels which are close to the /h/. And, it’s a fricative sound. Or, is it? Nah, it probably ain’t that. We just call it
that because phoneticians used to call it that. Whatever. Pause the video and try it: /h/, /h/, /h/. It’s time for the exercise. It
is. Right here, I have ten words. Ten words I’m going to read out loud. All you
have to do is say each word after me, and I’ll say each word twice. So, let’s do
this. Let’s go! Word number one: “hatt”, “hatt”, “hotell”, “hotell”, “hiss”, “hiss”, “aha”, “aha”, “attrahera”, “attrahera”, “hysa”, “hysa”, “handla”, “handla”, “heta”, “heta”, “håna”, “håna”, and the last word is: “hoa”, “hoa”. I’m sure you did a great job, and you can
practice this over and over again. Can you think of a Swedish word which
contains the /h/ sound? If you can, I’d love it if you wrote down that word in
the comment section below this video. By now, I’m sure you’re able to name, describe, and say the /h/ sound. Be sure to subscribe to my channel, and watch this
series from the start. Next Friday, I’ll be back with a new video in my series on
LGBTQ+ Related Topics. Till then, I only want to say three things: thank you for
watching, have a great day, and bye y’all. Hej då.

“Warrior” – Heather Mae (Official Music Video)

“Warrior” – Heather Mae (Official Music Video)


(choir sings) Ooo Women gonna rise like the water Gonna shut oppression down I hear the voice of my
great-granddaughter Saying “fight for me, fight for me now” (drums) You knocked her down but now she’s back up This war is far from won You underestimated, now she liberated Look look at what she’s done She got hit but she ain’t had She got tears but they won’t last She’s the Daughter of the New Revolution She’s a-coming, seeking retribution Ooo She’s a warrior Ooo She don’t take any prisoners Ooo You shoulda thought twice before messing with a woman Ooo Cause she’s a warrior Her mama told her, her mama warned her Honey there’s a kind of man He’ll steal your magic, make you average Try to pin you down and chain your hands But bowing down ain’t a woman’s place We worked too hard to be erased Keep your head up, show ’em what you’re made of And when in doubt remember who you came from She’s a warrior Ooo Oh and she don’t take any prisoners Ooo You shoulda thought twice before messing with a woman Ooo She’s a warrior! Women gonna rise like the water (women’s choir sings) Women gonna rise like the water Gonna shut oppression down (women’s choir sings) Gonna shut oppression down I hear the voice of my great granddaughter (women’s choir sings) I hear the voice of my great granddaughter Saying “fight for me, fight for me now” (women’s choir sings) Saying “fight for me, fight for me now” Women gonna rise like the water.
Gonna shut oppression down. I hear the voice of my great granddaughter saying “fight for me, fight for me now” Women gonna rise like the water.
Gonna shut oppression down. I hear the voice of my great granddaughter saying “fight for me, fight for me now” Women gonna rise like the water.
Gonna shut oppression down. I hear the voice of my great granddaughter saying “fight for me, fight for me now” Women gonna rise like the water.
Gonna shut oppression down. I hear the voice of my great granddaughter saying “fight for me, fight for me now” FIGHT FOR ME NOW! (women’s choir sings loudly) Women gonna rise like the water Women gonna rise, oh women gonna rise (Heather Mae and women’s choir sings) Women gonna rise like the water Women gonna rise like the water Women gonna rise like the water (belted) Women gonna rise! Ohhh she’s a warrior! Ohhh she don’t take any prisoners! (Women gonna rise like the water) Ohhh you shoulda thought twice before messing with the woman (Women gonna rise like the water) Ohhhh (Women gonna rise like the water) She’s a warrior! (crowd chants at a protest) Women gonna rise like the water Gonna shut detention down Hear the voice of my great granddaughter Saying free our families now Women gonna rise like the water Gonna shut detention down Hear the voice of my great granddaughter Saying free our families now

Blanco Brown Performs “The Git Up” Live on America’s Most Musical Family

Blanco Brown Performs “The Git Up” Live on America’s Most Musical Family


– Here to sing his
smash hit “The Git Up,” make some noise
for Blanco Brown. (audience cheers) ♪ Right now ♪ ♪ I just need you
to get real loose ♪ ♪ Get comfortable ♪ ♪ Grab your loved ones or
grab your love partner ♪ ♪ And if you’re by
yourself no worries ♪ ♪ Just follow after me ♪ ♪ Going to do the two-step
then cowboy boogie ♪ ♪ Grab your sweetheart
and spin out with them ♪ ♪ Do the hoedown
and get into it ♪ ♪ Take it to the left
now and dip with it ♪ ♪ Going to throw down,
take a sip with it ♪ ♪ Now lean back put
your hips in it ♪ ♪ Let’s have some fun ♪ ♪ To the left, to the left now ♪ ♪ To the left, to the left ♪ ♪ To the right to the right ♪ ♪ To the right ♪ ♪ Now take your left hand
and put it on your side ♪ ♪ Put it on your side ♪ ♪ Go on, roll your shoulders ♪ ♪ Roll your shoulders ♪ ♪ Do the slip and slide ♪ ♪ Do the slip and slide ♪ ♪ This next part’s
my favorite part ♪ ♪ ‘Cause its time to shine ♪ ♪ Going to do the two-step
then cowboy boogie ♪ ♪ Grab your sweetheart
and spin out with them ♪ ♪ Do the hoedown
and get into it ♪ ♪ Take it to the left
now and dip with it ♪ ♪ Going to throw down,
take a sip with it ♪ ♪ Now lean back put
your hips in it ♪ ♪ It’s simple, you can do it ♪ ♪ Slide to the left,
slide to the right ♪ ♪ Now cool down,
have a good time ♪ ♪ Slide to the left,
slide to the right ♪ ♪ Do the butterfly,
have a good time ♪ ♪ Round, round, round
and round you go ♪ ♪ It’s time to show
off right now ♪ ♪ And take to the blow ♪ ♪ Going to do the two-step
then cowboy boogie ♪ ♪ Grab your sweetheart
and spin out with them ♪ ♪ Do the hoedown
and get into it ♪ ♪ Take it to the left
now and dip with it ♪ ♪ Going to throw down,
take a sip with it ♪ ♪ Now lean back put
your hips in it ♪ ♪ Whoo, whoo, whoo ♪ (Blanco beatboxes) (audience cheers) (audience applauds) (upbeat music)

English Vocabulary: 5 verbs to make you sound smart

English Vocabulary: 5 verbs to make you sound smart


Hey, guys. I’m Alex. Thanks for clicking,
and welcome to this vocabulary lesson on: “5 Verbs to Sound Smart”. Now, you may have
already checked out my lesson on five nouns to sound smart, five adjectives to sound
smart; and today, we’re looking at the verbs. So, from the top, we have the verb: “ostracize”.
All right? So repeat it after me: “ostracize”. Okay. So what “ostracize” means is to exclude
someone, generally from a social group like a family, or a team, or any kind of religious
group as well. So to exclude, shun, or snub them from a specific group. So, for example:
“He was ostracized for his beliefs.” So this person had different beliefs than the other
people in his social group, and the other people in his social group basically pushed
him away and didn’t allow him to return. They looked at… They looked down on him like
he was less than them. He was ostracized; he was excluded from the group. So, again,
you can be ostracized for your beliefs, you can be ostracized for something you say, you
can be ostracized for something you do. So, for example, if you follow, you know, a system
of faith, a religion that tells you that you have to act a certain way, if a person doesn’t
act that way, they could be ostracized by members of their religious community. Okay? The next one: “garner”. So think… Look at my hands.
“Garner”, which means to get, to acquire, to earn. You can also think of it as to collect.
So, the example we have on the board is: “They garnered a poor reputation.”
So this group of people basically acquired a poor reputation for their beliefs or their actions.
You can also, for example, garner evidence. Like if you’re a police officer,
you can also garner information. So you can say: “We have been trying to garner, collect,
or get, or acquire as much information as possible.” Or: “The police haven’t garnered
enough evidence to, you know, send the suspect to jail.” Next, we have: “contemplate”. Now, some of
you might be familiar with this word because it’s similar to something, you know, in a Spanish
language, for example. And: “to contemplate” means to consider or to think about something.
So, for example: “We have contemplated moving to a new city.” So this could be a family
or a boyfriend and girlfriend, or a couple and, you know, they have: “Hmm, okay, we have
talked about it, we have thought about it, we have considered, contemplated moving to a
new city.” So if you’re having a difficult time making a decision or it takes you a long
time to think about the process of decision making, you can use the
word: “contemplate”. Okay? Next one is: “differentiate”. So you might already
see the word or hear the word: “difference”. Right? In this word. “Differentiate” is the
verb form of: “difference”. So to be able to tell the difference, you can differentiate
between two or more things, or people, or objects. For example: “I can’t differentiate
between my twin cousins.” An important thing to remember about differentiate is if you
want to talk about and mention the two things you are comparing, you can use the preposition:
“between”, so you differentiate between “A” or “B”, or “A” and “B”. Okay? So to be able
to tell the difference. My twin cousins look the same, I can’t differentiate
between the two of them. And finally, we have the verb: “fluctuate”.
This comes from the noun: “fluctuation”. So “to fluctuate” is to change or vary, usually
at regular intervals. So the sentence we have on the board relates to the stock market. For
example: “The dollar has been fluctuating”-has been going up, going down, changing, hasn’t
been stable-“a lot this month.” So if something is constantly changing; going up, going down,
going left, going right – it is fluctuating. So what are some things that can fluctuate?
We can talk about the economy, you can also talk about the weather. So you can say: “The
weather has been fluctuating a lot this week.” You can also talk about, you know, your beliefs
or the things you say if they’re inconsistent with one another. Okay, guys, so from the top, let’s just listen
and repeat for the pronunciation of these words. “Ostracize”, “garner”, “contemplate”,
“differentiate”, and “fluctuate”. Okay, guys, so again, if you want to test
your understanding of how to use these words in a sentence, how to spell them correctly,
and just, well, how to use them correctly… I mean even if you know what the word is,
it’s a different story to be able to use it and incorporate it into your everyday vocabulary.
All right, guys, as always, check out the quiz on www.engvid.com and don’t forget to
subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’ll see you guys later. Take care.

Advanced British Pronunciation – Speak like a native in 5 sounds

Advanced British Pronunciation – Speak like a native in 5 sounds


This week, we’re doing the five most difficult sounds to get perfect British pronunciation. All you’ll need for this lesson is something which can record your voice, and some sweets, like this. So, go get those things, and I’ll be here waiting when you come back. So, first, I want you to get something which can record your voice, and record yourself saying all of these words : Pause the video, record yourself saying these words, press play again once you’re finished. Have you done that? Good! Ok, let’s look at the first sound! To practice this, look at this photo : Which sound did you make? Was it something like “Awwwwww”? Well, /ɑ:/ is the first sound we’re going to practice. And in phonetics, it’s represented by this symbol. When you’re looking through a dictionnary, and you see those funny symbols, that’s what these are. Say it again : /ɑ:/ Now, put a /t/ sound at the end of it, /ɑ:/ + /t/ together : /ɑ:t/ Repeat with me so you can compare pronunciations. /ɑ:t/ : which word did you just say? It’s this one : Now, in American English, it’s rhotic, which means they pronounce the “r”. British English is non-rhotic. So, for example, Americans would say : British English, we’d say it : What’s the difference inside the mouth? Well, for American English, when they pronounce the “r”, the tongue is rigid and it moves. British English, it doesn’t, it stays flat and down. To practice this, get your sweet, Americans call it “candy”, put it at the back of your tongue, imagine it’s very heavy and it weighs the back of your tongue down. This will keep the tongue flat and down, and it won’t move, while you’re pronouncing these words. If your tongue moves, then, you’re pronouncing it wrong. Make sure your tongue doesn’t move, that’s what this is for. If you have problems saying Art /ɑ:t/ and not /ɑrt/, pronouncing the “r”, put in on there, imagine it’s heavy, If your tongue is down and flat, you’ll pronounce it perfectly, with a British accent. Put a /h/ sound at the beginning, /ɑ:/, then /t/ sound at the end. All together : /hɑ:t/ Which word did you say? This one : Again, if you’re having difficulty, sweet, tongue… It just helps train your tongue to be in the correct position to pronounce these sounds. Let’s put a /k/ at the beginning : /k/ + /ɑ:/ All together : /kɑ:/ American English : /kɑr/ British English : /kɑ:/ Again, that tongue, it’s just flat, it doesn’t move, that’s the only difference. It also helps to imagine that the back of the throat is a bit more open. British English, you could see it as more lazy, /ɑ:/, it’s just an open back of the throat. Car /kɑ:/ /d/ + /ɑ:/ + /k/ /dɑ:k/ Which word is that? /h/ + /ɑ:/ + /d/ : The same sound in “class”, “glass”, “bath”, “Ask”, “Task” Next : So, we’ve just done /ɑ:/ the /ɑ:/ sound, represented by this symbol : Now, we’re doing this symbol : /ɔ:/ So, we go from /ɑː/ when the mouth is open, /ɑ:/ the only thing that’s going to change is the lips, the lips are gonna form a tighter circle shape. From /ɑː/, /ɔ:/ /ɑː/ /ɔ:/ You can see the shape, do the same, try to copy me. Just alone, /ɔ:/, well, that’s this word. Put a /m/ sound, at the beginning, /m/ + /ɔ:/ /mɔ:/ Which word did you say? This one : more. How about /w/ + /ɔ:/? /wɔ:/ This word : /f/ + /ɔ:/=/fɔ:/ This word. Put /h/, /ɔ:/, then a /s/ sound at the end All together : /hɔ:s/ Say it with me : “horse” Again, if you’re having problems with this, take the sweet, back of the tongue, keep the tongue down : “horse”. the tongue will be in the same position. Check the recording you did at the beginning of this lesson, Does that sound the same as this? Probably not. You probably sounded like /hɔrs/ How would Americans say “horse”? But, British English, again : /hɔ:s/ What’s the difference? Well, the tongue is down, it doesn’t move and the back of the mouth is more open. So, it’s just following the same technique of… to press tongue, not to press tongue, but your tongue is down and it doesn’t move. The same sound appears in words like : “Thought”, “Taught”, “Bought”, “Caught”. For this sound, you’ll need to make a smile face, and keep the mouth in a relatively flat position, the tongue, again, flat, down, doesn’t move. Say it with me : /ɪə/ Just alone, that means : Put a /b/, /ɪə/ : which drink makes you smile? Put /b/, /ɪə/, /d/ : Put /h/, /ɪə/ : How about /d/ + /ɪə/? Again, it might be easier for you to produce the sound by making a smile face and keeping the mouth flat. Again, not /ɪər/, it’s more lazy. From this sound /ɪə/, open your mouth a bit wider, Repeat it with me : You just made the sound which is represented by this symbol, in phonetics. So, again, when you’re looking through a dictionnary, and you see those funny symbols, that’s what these are. Again, /eə/, put /b/, /eə/ /beə/ Which word did you say? This one. Bear /k/ + /eə/=/keə/ That’s this word. /ʃ/ + /eə/=share /f/ + /eə/=fair This sound also comes up in “there”, “they’re”, “their”, “where”, “wear”, And finally, get your mouth to go from this one, /eə/ to more of a this shape : Again, inside the mouth, nothing’s really changing, only the lips and the jaw is changing. This is /ɜ:/. Say it with me : Remember, the back of your mouth stays open and relaxed, the tongue stays down. This one tends to be the most difficult for people, so, again, you might need a sweet, put in at the back of your tongue, keep that tongue down, don’t let it move. So, let’s try with some words : Let’s put a /w/ sound at the beginning and /ɜ:/, /wɜ:/ Which word did you just say? This one : “were”. Let’s make it more interesting : /w/ +/ɜ:/ + /k/ at the end : “Work” Remember this sound, this was the /ɔ:/ sound, Put /w/, /ɔ:/, /k/ That one : “Walk”. Comapre the two : “Work” “Walk” Say it with me : Let’s try /b/ + /ɜ:/ + /d/ : Remember this sound /ɪə/, we had /b/ + /ɪə/ + /d/ : “beard” Let’s try another one : /g/ + /ɜ:/ + /l/ : “girl” /w/ + /ɜ:/ + /ld/ : “world” This one’s a very difficult one for everyone to say, no doubt you’ll probably say “worlllld” something like that. Say it with me a few times : it will take practice. Let’s try one more : /w/ + /ɜ:/ + /m/ : “Worm” : that’s the little that thing. Now, I want you to look at these words again, record yourself again saying the same words, and compare your first recording with this recording. How did you do? Have oyou improved? Do you sound like a real British person now? Ok, let’s do a test, to see how well you learnt. Let’s try a few sentences : And finally, for the big test, there is an amazing song by Red Hot Chili Peppers, called “Thirty Dirty Birds”, These are the lyrics : try to say them in a British accent. In the song, obviously, he’s American, so he’ll sing it in American accent, Thanks for watching! If you enjoy our lessons, you can help support us making our next video, click this link to find out more!

Ultrasound medical imaging | Mechanical waves and sound | Physics | Khan Academy

Ultrasound medical imaging | Mechanical waves and sound | Physics | Khan Academy


– [Voiceover] The human
ear can hear frequencies from around 20 hertz to about … 20 hertz is a very low base … to up to around 20,000 hertz. This is way up there. If it’s a frequency above this, this is the range we can hear, if the frequency lies above this range, we give it a special name. We call it ultrasound, or ultrasonic. This does more than just annoy animals. This has a practical purpose. If you wanted to do some medical imaging or figure out what’s going
on in the human body … So, say, here’s a
portion of the human body and there’s maybe a vital
organ or some tissue here, or some tissue over here, you’re worried something’s going wrong, you got to figure out
what’s going on inside, you can operate, but that obviously sucks. You want to try to avoid
an operation if possible. You can do x-ray, but too much exposure to radiation is bad, too, so a very good option
is usually ultrasound. We can take what’s called a transducer. We put that transducer up to the skin. This transducer takes electrical energy, you plug it into the wall, turns it into sound energy. You send out sound waves. You send out a pulse. This transducer sends out a pulse. This pulse travels
toward anything in here, and it turns out it’ll reflect. It’ll reflect any time there’s
a difference in the medium, so any time there’s an
interface between the two media, which, in this case, we’ll make it simple. Let’s just say there’s tissue
from blood or other things, or, sorry, tissue from organs, and then the red will represent the blood. This is going to keep traveling here, it keeps traveling. Once there’s an interface,
here, between blood and tissue, it will reflect, comes back. This transducer’s always timing. It knows when it sent out the pulse and it knows when that
pulse got reflected back. It also knows the speed of sound, so it can calculate, all
right, if it took that long to get back, it must have
reflected this far away. Something’s at this point. That’s done yet, though. Some of this wave is going to travel on. In fact, most of this wave
travels through, keeps going. Here’s another interface
between tissue and blood, so it’s going to reflect again. This reflects back. We’ll get another pulse. This is at some later time. The transducer knows, all
right, took that long, now there must have been
something else there. My one pulse got reflected two times. So there’s something here,
and here’s the end of it. But that’s not done either. This keeps on going. It’ll reflect against this interface between blood and tissue. I’m drawing these sound waves crooked just so you can see them. They’d really be right
on top of each other along this line. That takes another amount of time. It keeps doing this and it knows that you’ll have points right here, difference between interfaces right here, an interface between
two different tissues. You can get an image of
this whole cross section. If you just have a
transducer that sends out pulses along this whole
face of the transducer you can image this whole region. So you can start imaging all these points. You can figure out what is inside of here, what’s the shape of it, what are any particular lesions or lumps going on inside of here. That’s ultrasound. That’s one way it’s useful. It actually uses ultrasound frequencies. You might wonder why. Why would we have to use ultrasound? One reason why is if
you took this transducer and you were using audible frequencies, you take this noisy thing,
you hold it up to a patient, that patient’s going to be like, “Uh, are you sure that’s
okay to hold up to me, doc?” That might be upsetting. Another more practical
reason for using ultrasound is high frequencies, and that
is to say low wavelengths, and these two are the same because, remember, speed of a wave is wavelength times frequency, so if the frequency’s high,
the wavelength is low, because the speed’s not
determined by either of those. The speed is determined
by the medium itself. It turns out, for high
frequency, low wavelength, you get less diffraction. Diffraction is an enemy
of making clear pictures because what diffraction is, is this is a spreading out of waves. If I had my wave coming in here, wave coming in, and there
was some sort of barrier, let’s say this barrier is right here, and I’ve got a small hole in it, waves spread out. But if it’s a high frequency wave, it won’t spread out much. It’s going to enter through this hole and it’ll spread out a little bit. It’s going to get a little bit wider. But, if it were a low frequency, maybe audible region high wavelength, the spreading would be bigger and this would be a problem
because if it spreads out, think about it, if this
wave was coming in here and this wave is coming in here, and then it curves around corners. Another thing diffraction
does is it causes waves to curve around corners,
the spreading happens, now you’ve got all this
bending of sound waves, sound waves reflecting off of things confusing the transducer,
you get a blurry image. That’s why we want to
use high frequencies. There’s less diffraction,
you get a clearer image. This is one application of
ultrasound for medical imaging.

⚫ Pipe Fan Sounds = Relaxing Fan Noise For Sleeping 10 Hours

⚫ Pipe Fan Sounds = Relaxing Fan Noise For Sleeping 10 Hours


Hey guys, for this weeks relaxing sleep video, I’ve done something truly unique. I’ve taken my Nikon camera, and placed the lens inside this PVC pipe. At the other end of the pipe, I’m going to place this small job site fan. We are going to record the echoing fan white noise as it travels down the pipe, to the camera. We are going to record that in two different ways. The first way, we are going to focus the camera itself on the spinning fan blades. Then we are going to split the screen in half and focus the camera on the inside of the pipe itself. For a type of long distance tunnel effect, if you will. So hopefully we will have a rhythmically relaxing visual aid, along with an awesome fan white noise to sleep too. So comment down below, let me know what you think of this. I hope you sleep well my friends.

The ‘Full House’ When D.J. Almost Starved Herself To Death

The ‘Full House’ When D.J. Almost Starved Herself To Death


(crash) (slow gentle theme music) – [Narrator] Kimmy invites
D.J. to a pool party to celebrate her 14th birthday. D.J.’s concerned because unlike Kimmy, she’s
insecure about her body and won’t feel comfortable
in a bathing suit until she looks like this insane picture on the
cover of a made-up magazine. D.J. says she only has
two weeks to get skinny, and the diet starts now by
throwing these cookies away. She asks Kimmy how she stays so thin, and Kimmy demonstrates. It’s a casual mix of waste bins
and watching what she eats. D.J.’s taping half naked
models to the family fridge when Becky comes home. She says looking at these models is thin-spiration, to stay out of the fridge. Aunt Becky tries to tell
her about healthy food she can still enjoy. D.J. says she’s not trying to
think about any food at all. Becky says what really matters is keeping junk food out of the house. Uncle Jesse shows up
with a huge box of cake. D.J.’s not phased by the cake, and announces she’s going to enjoy this delicious and savory
water-pop she made herself. Jesse’s doing wedding research, and got enough cake samples
to murder a diabetic pothead. They invite D.J. to
join the frosted feast, but she says she’s fine sucking
this ice cube on a stick that even kids in third
world countries might see and say, “Yeah, no.” Michelle goes ham on that cake. D.J.’s frustrated, she only
lost half a pound in two days. Jesse says all she needs to
do to lose weight is work out, and they can all go to the gym and work out as a big family this weekend because that’s a normal thing
families do all the time. Danny makes D.J. a sandwich,
and tells her to eat up because they’re about to hit the gym. D.J. says she’s skipping lunch, and asks Kimmy if she wants the sandwich. Kimmy says it’s a ham sandwich, again, and she’s been eating her
lunch for three straight days, and doesn’t want another ham sammy. Stephanie overhears the sammy talk, and adds D.J.’s also been
skipping breakfast and dinner for three days straight, and doesn’t understand
how she’s still alive, on account of you need
to eat things not to die. D.J. promises to eat her sandwich, then promptly feeds that crap to the dog. D.J. says Comet is lucky because dogs don’t have
to wear bathing suits. Stephanie makes this face because she realizes
her sister is a dummy. Stephanie busts D.J. for
lying about the sandwich, and D.J. lies again, saying
Comet snatched it from her. Steph busts her for lying a
second time about the snatching, and when D.J. says she wasn’t
lying those last two times, Steph busts her for lying a
third time about the lies, which honestly feels a little nitpicky. D.J. tells Steph she has one week to look good in a bathing suit, and after that week, she’ll resume eating. But in that time, when D.J. will certainly
die from not eating, Steph has to pinky swear
she won’t tell anyone about her plan to starve to death. Steph reluctantly pinky sears to keep this slow suicide a secret. The fam goes to the gym, featuring a plethora of oiled
up muscle heads and women with thin strips of neon fabric
wedged up their assholes. D.J. wants to know the
best way to burn calories, those things she hasn’t had in days. Danny points her to a bike, and tells her to start slow at level one. D.J. does not have time
for that level one nonsense and takes that shit straight to level seventy god-damn five, what you know about it. The guys go with Michelle
for a cute B storyline. It’s Michelle doing cute workout stuff in cute workout clothes. It’s a real cute pallet cleanser from the harsh reality that a 14 year old they bailed on is about
to drop dead upstairs. Meanwhile, D.J. hits a new machine like she’s dying of cancer,
and this thing has the cure. Becky tells the guys to
join her in aerobics class. They say no way because it’s 1990 and (scoffs) aerobics? Until they see some of those women with fabric in their booty cracks and decide they’ll give this
aerobics a thing a fair shake, ignoring D.J. in the corner, about to have a goddamn heart attack. Aerobics class is whatever, who cares. The guys just post in the
back and look at butt cheeks. The aerobics teacher moves
these perverts to the front, and they start flailing around because they’re out of shape. It’s hilarious if you
have no sense of humor. Stephanie says D.J. has to
see this very bland spectacle. D.J. says she’ll be right there, and falls down faster than a
folding chair in a hurricane. She says she’s okay, and
just got a little dizzy because she overdid it. It meaning everything
except eating anything. Stephanie is sad her
sister’s about to die. D.J. comes down, saying she’s well rested, and nobody’s buying it. Joey said he made chicken parm, and invites her to taste the sauce. D.J. says she can’t taste the sauce because she just brushed her teeth, even though she definitely didn’t because toothpaste would
borderline count as food. D.J. starts yelling because she’s hangry, and says she’s going to dinner at Kimmy’s. Stephanie stops her because she realizes a pink
swear isn’t legally binding. She reveals D.J. hasn’t
eaten in three days. Her family warns her that
what she’s doing is dangerous because she’s riding a bus with no breaks to Crankyville that
ultimately will drop her off with her dead mom in hell. Danny runs after D.J. to console her with a boring story about
how he had body issues when he was young because he’s tall as
shit and lanky as hell, but it doesn’t matter, because your real friends
will like you no matter what, at least at this age before they start picking
friends based on things like who has a car, who has drugs, and who’d like you’d maybe
eventually sleep with. Danny makes D.J. promise she’s going to eat healthy and exercise. Then he takes her hungry ass downstairs. So what did we learn today? Food isn’t just some shit that’s stopping your
fridge from floating away. You actually need to eat
it in order to survive, and if you don’t eat food
for several consecutive days, you’re going to majorly fuck
your shit up, and maybe die. But if you know people around
you are watching their weight, don’t eat cookies out of
the trash in front of them or taunt them with a cake buffet or drag them to gym full
of impossibly fit extras when all they need is a gentle reminder that everyone’s miserable all the time, and the only thing you
can ever do about it is shove chicken parm in your mouth with people you care about. And if you see your
deliriously hungry sister talking to dogs about bathing suits, don’t wait until the brink of death to save her life because
her designated guardians will be too busy looking at butt cheeks to realize something’s horribly wrong. See you next time on a
Very Special Episode. (bell rings) (hinge creaks)