Week 6 Period 2, Spelling 2, Review of E.D. Week1 Period2 Set1, Author: Hsu Yuanbin
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Todd: Okay Monica, we%27re going to debate winning and sports, especially for young people. So do you think that winning should be stressed with sports, with, let%27s say high school athletes?
Monica: Well, it depends on the situation and what they%27re training for, but generally I think that winning is overemphasized in sport. I think that participation is more important. Yeah.
Todd: Why would you say that?
Monica: Well, I think if you ____________________ too much on winning, then the problem is, if you don%27t win, you don%27t enjoy the sport, so the emphasis is shifted from enjoyment to basically results, so I think it can be quite damaging.
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In-car satellite navigation systems can be extremely useful but they can also be dangerous. Many motorists lose ____________________ and become distracted while entering or reading information in their navigation systems. While traveling at 60 miles per hour, a car travels the length of two football fields in just 10 seconds so even a short time of not paying attention can be very significant. car sound %22Whew! Close call.%22
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Todd: OK, well, so there are a lot of tour companies out there, so if you had a tour company what would you do differently? Like how would your tour company be different than the others?
Jeff: I think I would try to use a lot of local people in the service so instead of bringing people over with you and having them do everything, I%27d sort of bring a lot amount of employees over and let the locals do everything. Let the locals ____________________, let the locals drive, try to include the locals as much as possible and it would be a better experience for the tourist as well.
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Todd: Mike, I thought we would talk about weight training. You%27re kind of an expert. I see you in the gym a lot. You%27re always, you know, lifting weights. How did you get involved in weight training?
Mike: Well, I started in high school. I%27ve played sports since I was little and once I got to high school, we had to start weight training for our team.
Todd: OK, and so did you just start with like, you know, the basics, like free weights or did you do like the machines?
Mike: Yeah, well, we had a weight lifting coach so we did both machines and free weights and he made sure that our form was correct and we did everything properly, so...
Todd: Right, now, actually which did you prefer, the machines or the free weights?
Mike: I prefer free weights. Yeah, I think machine is a little bit more restrictive than free weights so if you know how to... if you have proper ____________________, then free weights are better.
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Everyone knows the importance of exercise, but many of us complain that we just don’t have time. Well, what if you we’re the president of the United States? These days, Barack Obama no longer has much time for hobbies, entertainment, or even friends. Since taking office however, he has maintained his ____________________ to keeping fit. Exercise makes him more energetic. If he misses a work out, he just doesn’t feel his best.
The President usually starts his day in the gym. It’s a place where he can release stress, clear his head and focus on the coming day’s events. His typical routine includes jogging and weight training for at least 45 minutes, six days a week. He is also a huge basketball fan. He was a member of his high school basketball team, and still plays as often as possible. “Basketball has taught him to think quickly on his feet.”
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Rule of life: nothing ventured, nothing gained.
This phrase, %22nothing ventured, nothing gained,%22 means that if you don%27t try something, you can%27t achieve anything. To venture is to try to do something. We often use the phrase to ____________________ people when they are shy to start something. Notice the following conversations.
Bob: I%27m afraid to start my own business. It could be risky.
Sue: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Joe: I want to ask Mary out, but I%27m afraid she will say no.
Ann: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Mari: Hi, I%27m Mari, I%27m here with Ron. Today, we%27re going to debate about if it%27s better to sit in the front of the class or in the back of the class, so I%27m going to start. I always sat front-row-and-center in all of my classes all throughout my education, and I think that it%27s a lot better to sit in the front of the class because teachers and professors know your name. I feel like the teacher is always looking at me so I stay focused, so I think that%27s why I sat in the front of the class or I think it%27s important to sit in the front of the class.
Ron: Well, Mari, I believe that it%27s not necessarily better to sit in the front of the class because all students are different. Some students will be overwhelmed by the ____________________ of having the teacher stand right in front of them, talking to them, and they%27ll forget about taking notes or forget about concentrating and only worry about having the ____________________ of the teacher standing right in front of them, so in that case, it%27s good for students to sit in the back of the class so that they can relax and make sure that their mind is free so they can learn what the teacher is saying.
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Todd: So, Buddihini, today we%27re going to talk about roles and family: traditional roles or what people do. Now in Sri Lanka, is it common for usually the women to do all the cooking?
Buddhini: It was so. It was so, but still the mentality is such that they ____________________ the daughters and the wives to do the kitchen stuff and the cleaning, the laundry and all that, but we do have a lot of working mothers now and they are many single parents as well so the culture has been changing a little bit, but still the majority is that women should do the usual household stuff and the men do the work outside and get the money. If it%27s like the cityside, and if the wife is also working, obviously it%27s not ____________________ that the wife ends up doing everything.
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Todd: So, Fred and Katia, we%27re talking about your dance school. Can you talk a little about your dance background? How did you learn how to dance?
Fred: Well, for myself, I can say that being Canadian, it%27s not in my blood or anything to know how to dance.
Todd: The Canadian salsa.
Fred: The Canadian salsa. Right. If such a thing would exist, that would be great. But in fact, yeah, for me it was quite a ____________________ because I didn%27t know so much about salsa when I first started dancing when I was maybe 14 years old, where I got interested, and so I started to take some lessons in Canada and then I started dancing a bit and then I decided to do an exchange program in Spain for two years, where of course, in a latin country people dance more, those kind of dances, so I could take some lessons from a professional Argentinian tango teacher which taught me a lot about listening to the music, the rhythm and everything like that, so I really got into it so since then, since I%27m 14 years old, so it%27s been close to 8, 9 years now that I%27ve been dancing South American dances.