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Everyone youre going to find that this is a pretty serious video. Although. The the content of this video is related to elight.
I hope youll all understand this isnt some trifling matter. Its not just youtube drama. But rather something very serious im going to speak english now to make things easy on myself.
And you can turn on the subtitles. If necessary so do you guys remember around six weeks ago. I made a video talking about how elight was making false copyright claims on youtube.
If you havent watched that video you can watch. It now anyway as people were discussing that video. I saw a handful of comments.
Saying. Things like oh yeah. And have you seen trangs book.
Its full of mistakes and plagiarism. So i thought well that sounds kind of interesting so i decided to get ahold of a copy myself and check it out indeed the books has many many typos and elementary level grammar mistakes in it as well as an absolutely appalling amount of plagiarism far more than i expected to find now to me. The plagiarism is the much more serious issue.
So im not going to go through and show you every single mistake that i found in the book. But i do want to show you a few that really stood out to me. Because i think people who have bought the book or are thinking about buying the book deserve to know about them then after we see the mistakes.
Ill show you the plagiarism in more detail. So well start with something pretty simple on page 329. It says the weatherman said it may rain very soon.
We must to be ready for that this is a mistake. I see all the time from vietnamese people. We dont use to after the word must we just say we must be ready for that in this exercise on page 238 youre supposed to change the adjective to an adverb.
But the adverb for hard is just hard it should say lan works hard on page 102. There are two mistakes in one exercise. Here it says i brush teeth three times a day now i know in vietnamese you guys just say nh r ng.
But in english. We always say so here it should say i brush my teeth. Three times a day here it says the weather is getting cold take care your health first the grammar is wrong.
It should say take care of your health. But secondly thats a really unnatural thing to say. Its hard for me to imagine.
A native speaker. Saying it we would just say look after your health. Here on page.
80. It says. The person who has had the most influential on my life is now you could say the person who has been the most influential in my life or you could say the person who has had the most influence.
But not the person who has had the most influential on page 278 is sort of a classic vietnamese. Mistake tom realized a lot of familiar faces now what theyve done is theyve mistranslated the word nh n. Ra in english.
If youre talking about the truth or the reality of some situation then we say realize for example you might say i realized my friend was lying to me. But when we talk about a face or a song or an object. We say recognize on page 335 two separate times.
Weve got i cant believe you do this but in both situations. The person is talking about an action in the past so you could say i cant believe you did this or i cant believe youve done this. But you cant use the present simple and now i want to show you page 306.
Which has a lot of mistakes. Its all about inventions here. Weve got boat was invented.
Now you need to have the before that the boat was invented same problem here the compass and here. The telephone and here. The refrigerator also theyve got refrigerator spelled correctly one time and incorrectly another time now lets go back to the compass.
It says. It was spreaded to arab world and europe first of all the past participle of spread is just spread. No ed and here arab world needs to have the before it it was spread to the arab world.
Lets look at vaccines vaccines was invented by edward jennervaccines is clearly plural. It should be vaccines were invented and finally the internet. It is invented in 1969 1969 is in the past it should be it was invented also here it is used to share knowledge and entertaining.
Stuffs stuff is not countable. It should say entertaining stuff now. Incidentally.
Page 306. Is also a convenient place to segue into the topic of plagiarism. You know these days plagiarism is really easy to detect all you have to do if you find something that looks suspicious is do a quick google search with your search term in quotes.
Because when you do that google only returns results that have exactly that phrase in them. So lets look at what elight wrote about fire fire allowed for warmth and protection from predators at night so we.ll search for that in quotes and hmm.
. Totallyhistorycom. Lets have a look fire.
Allowed for warmth and protection from predators at night as well as increased the availability and variety of nutrients to be found in cooking food. And elights is exactly the same now lets look at what elight wrote about the telephone. The telephone allows at least two users to communicate from far.
Away as though they were next to each other and on totallyhistorycom. Exactly the same lets take a look at something a bit longer on page 155 here it says. What are you going to do at the weekend.
Im quite busy really and so on they copied that exercise from this book oxford living grammar elementary by ken paterson. If we look on page 41 in oxford living grammar . What are you going to do at the weekend.
Im quite busy really and so on elights is copied word for word. Now lets go a few pages back to 141 in elights book. The world famous author of the harry potter books jk rowling.
Was born in 1965 in england. They copied that from this book macmillan english grammar in context essential by simon clarke if we look. At page 51 of this book .
The world famous author of the harry potter. Books. Jk.
Rowling. Was born in 1965. In england.
And they copied a lot more from this book. As well on page 158 in elights book. Number.
1. Its 8 30. Claire is still in bed.
2. John has the ball there are no. Defenders near and page 59 in macmillan.
English grammar in context . Exactly the same 1. Its 8 30.
Claire is still in bed. And so on also the thing i showed at the very beginning of the video where elight even copied the design of the eiffel tower bit that came from page 40 in macmillan english grammar in context and its page 117 in elights book. Although elight actually made a mistake in the plagiarism.
They forgot the word the before eiffel. There are some other cases too where elight not only copied the words. But the design itself on page 209.
Look at these menus beef well. Done. Medium.
Rare. Chicken. Fish.
Rice. And now. Look.
At these menus. Beef. Well.
Done. Medium. Rare.
Chicken. Fish. Rice.
Elight copied. These from an old book called listen. Carefully by jack richards.
In fact. These. Two pages.
208 and 209 in elights book. Are copied 100 from unit. 4.
In listen. Carefully and on page 84. In elights book.
They copied this design from page. 3. In listen carefully take a look yet another case of copying the design comes on page 253 of elights book amazing facts the lowest point antarctica has the most extreme climate the biggest treethe shortest river.
And here we have the same amazing facts the lowest point antarctica so on that one was copied from a book called active grammar level. 1. A book published by cambridge.
I found eight different places. Where elight copied from this book. But ill just show you two of them on page 159 in elights book will you go are you going to joes halloween party next week and page 51 in active grammar will you go are you going to joes halloween party next week.
Although the funny thing here is they changed. The names from jill and kelly to henry and bella. Do they think that changing the names makes it no longer.
Plagiarism and then. Page. 347 in elights book .
The entire page is copied from page 141. In active grammar exercise. 1.
Too. Lies. He many told page 141.
In active grammar. Too lies. He many told exercise 2.
I dont like this weather. Its too hot. I dont like this weather.
Its too hot exercise. 3. Theres not enough salt can you buy some more theres not enough salt can you buy some more exercise 4.
I. Dont feel very well ive eaten i. Dont feel very well i.
ve eaten now. Im not going to show you all the cases of plagiarism. I found because this video would end up being very very long so heres what i did instead i made a spreadsheet where i catalogued every instance of plagiarism.
I found and ive shared this spreadsheet publicly. Theres a link in the description as well as in the comments for each entry ive included. The page number in elights book and just for reference.
Im looking at the third printing. I think that the previous and later printings might be a little bit different. Im not sure anyway.
Theres the page number the number of the exercise or activity. A photo that i took of that exercise and uploaded as well as a link that takes you to a page with the same content. Now one thing to note is the link may not take you to the original source in some cases.
Itll take you to a page in india. Or russia or spain or turkey. That also copied so it doesnt exactly prove where elight copied from but at the very least it proves that their work is not original.
If i was able to find the original source. Though that is listed in the last column. If you look at this spreadsheet youll see that i found over 100 cases of elight copying i honestly could.
Nt believe it i thought i would maybe find . Ten at most twenty over 100. And there is one more that i want to show you in detail on page 335 of elights book.
It says diwali means. The festival of light. Its my favorite time of year.
And here. Weve got the same thing diwali means the festival of light. Its my favourite time of year.
And where did elight copy from the british council. Now the british council is an organization. I admire their website has got loads of free resources for english learners.
And english teachers to use teachers can find lesson plans writing assignments. Games activities and theyre free to download. And print.
Those resources and use them in their classroom. And here elight is deliberately plagiarizing those free resources in order to profit off their 14 book. If youre wondering how to describe that situation in english.
I think disgusting would be an appropriate term. Oh. And if you want to have your stomach turned.
Just a little bit more check out this gem from the front matter. No part of this book is permitted for copying or distribution in any form or by any means electronic audio blah blah blah without the prior written consent of the author phan kieu trang or a representative of elight education llc. Any copying without the agreement of the author is illegal and in violation of vietnamese publishing law international copyright law and the berne convention for the protection of literary and artistic works unbelievable evidently trang.
And. Her little. Team of helpers at elight feel that .
copying. And. Plagiarism are.
Very very wrong . . .
Unless. Theyre. The ones.
Doing. It. Now.
Some of you might be thinking. Oh well maybe elight got permission to use all that stuff. I dont think so if you look at the front matter of any serious book youll see something like this the author and publishers are grateful for the permission to reprint the following copyright material and then a long list of attributions in the front.
Matter of elights book. There is no such thing. Nor is there in the back matter.
So thats basically all i want to say about the book itself. But there are a few extraneous points. I want to make im sure some people are going to watch this video.
And say oh this dan guy is just trying to destroy his competition first of all its ridiculous to say that elight and i are in competition. Have you been to hanoi have you seen how many english centers and private english teachers. There are here have you seen how many english teaching channels.
There are on youtube for a guy like me to succeed by destroying his competition. He would have to destroy a lot more than just elight also. This situation.
Really is not the important parties. In this case. Are not elight.
And me. Theyre elight elights customers and the people whose work trang and elight have plagiarized. I mean if you cant see the negative effect.
That this book has on the people who have bought it and are trying to use it to learn english as well as the negative effect. That it has on the general community of english language learners and teachers. If you cant see that i really dont know what to say to you and if you really think that im a villain or that im a busybody and elight is just an innocent victim.
Theres a very easy way for you to support them buy the book. If you dont need the book or you already have it buy it as a gift for a friend sign up for one of elights classes. You know support them with your money rather than just supporting them with your mouth another question or accusation that im sure some people are going to throw out is well why do you hate elight.
So much theyre not the only center thats put out a book like this with mistakes and plagiarism. Why are you singling them out well. I havent seen those books.
If you want to tell me the title and the author maybe ill check it out maybe a few months from now ill make a video exposing them i have no sympathy for plagiarists. Any of them i will admit. Though i have a particular dislike for elight and heres why its because of posts.
Like this where trang says that the success of the book has exceeded her expectations and part of the reason for that success is the creativity involved or the fact that shes now going around to competitions like vietchallenge. 2018 and talking about how she wants to take elight international. Shes basically going out and posing as this great entrepreneur and educator.
Who the youth of vietnam should. Admire and emulate and to me it just seems like a total fraud thats the. Thing about elight and phan kieu trang that really doesnt sit well with me.
One. More accusation. Im sure some people will make is oh yeah.
What about your videos. Dan youve used copyrighted material. Now.
Its true that ive got a few videos like this one this one and this one that include a lot of copyrighted material. But in each of those cases. Im commenting on that copyrighted material and because of that those videos fall well within the parameters of fair use fair use is the reason there are loads of reaction channels on youtube as well as film review channels.
Which regularly use large chunks of copyrighted material without any legal trouble copyright is not as simple as saying. Oh this thing is copyrighted this person used it thats against the law. It depends on how you use it in some of my videos.
I also use photos that i didnt personally take like this one from my recent video about pronouncing names or this one from my tet video. But i get the majority of those photos from pixabay. Which is a collection of copyright free images.
I also sometimes use images that i get through google image searches. But i always select labeled for reuse in the search tools so my search is limited to copyright free. Images the music that i use mostly comes from incompetechcom.
Which is all copyright free and in some cases like the song. Youre listening. To right now .
It comes from artists who ive found on soundcloud and ive contacted them before using their songs and some of them. Say yeah you can use my song as long as you pay to download it others say. No you dont need to pay just give me some credit in the description.
And i do that when it comes to copyright. Ive been a pretty good boy not perfect in my very early videos. I used copyrighted music and in one case youtube caught it and im not able to monetize that video like most youtubers.
Ive made a few mistakes with copyright. But i dont think that what elight has done with this book can be called a mistake. They made a deliberate effort to copy a lot and in spite of all of that im sure some people are.
Just going to say well . youre still a bastard. Anyway fine.
If you want to think that about me youve got every right to im not trying to prove to you that im a perfect human being im not. But whether im a saint or satan himself. Does not change.
The facts of what trang and elight have done with this book thats all ive got to say in defense of myself. But there is one final note. I want to make for all of you if you feel pissed off about this good.
Im pissed off about it too. However. I hope everyone will keep it in perspective.
What trang and elight have done with this book is completely wrong. But its not the worst thing that anyone has ever done ok if you want to say something critical about them or if you want to make a joke about them i think thats fine but dont. Go around throwing out meaningless insults like trash animals dregs of society.
I think trang and her team at elight absolutely have to take responsibility for this book. But you also have to take responsibility for what you say im not a fan of trang at all. But she is still a human being try to remember that.
As you discuss this and lets keep the conversation. Sane civil and objective. Thats all ive got to say take care.
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