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A marketing graduate has become an internet sensation - and earns £30,000-a-year in advertising - by teaching the world the quirks of English on You Tube.Lucy Earl, from Bedfordshire, turned down a number of job offers when she graduated from the University of Westminster and decided to continue with her You Tube channel, which teaches English language and culture - including swear words.English With Lucy now has more than 350,000 subscribers from all over world, who ask her questions about life in Britain, how to pronounce words and popular sayings and phrases.Ms Earl, 22, set up the business with a £500 loan from her father.She bought a tripod and camera, taught herself how to shoot and about lighting and now earns more than the average teacher through advertising.
She told The Times: 'People from India are really trying to work out why British people have tea at four o'clock.
In Spain and Italy, they focus on pronunciation, because English isn't phonetic like their language, so they struggle.
'And in the Far East Asian countries — China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia — they're really fascinated with British culture. "'When inevitable cultural differences surface it provides source material for further lessons.
They want to learn the vocabulary but their questions are things like: "Do you drink alcohol? Ms Earl added: 'People were saying, "You have put on weight, Lucy!
" At first I thought they were hate comments but I realised it was a cultural thing.
It's not offensive in some, mainly Asian, countries.