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Cold as Ice

Cold as Ice English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 16 2010

Themes: Hobbies, Sports

Grammar: Zero Conditional


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In the sport of luge, athletes shoot down a track at breakneck speeds. They travel feet-first on sleds, reaching the bottom of a mile-long track in under a minute. Many of the Olympians who compete in the luge travel at over 90 miles (144 km) per hour!

At the Olympics, Jason visits the luge track hoping to meet some cool people and talk to some of the athletes. Watch the competitors teach Jason the true meaning of the phrase “cold as ice.”

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Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! I’m Jason, and we are here at Whistler for the 2010 Winter Games. We’re gonna learn about the phrase “cold as ice.” If you try to talk to someone, and they completely ignore that you exist and don’t even turn and look at you or answer what you’re saying, that person is as cold as ice. So we’re gonna see if we can get these lugers to warm up and talk to us a bit, or if they are, in fact, cold as ice.

Jason:  Any minute now, one of these super fast lugey guys is gonna luge past us. Let’s see if we can ask one of these guys a question. What does it mean to…Whoa. That was cold.

Jason:  Need a snack?

Jason:  What does it mean to have breakneck speed?

Jason:  Have you seen Captain Jeff? Man.

Jason:  What country are you rooting for? Hello? Man, this chick is cold as ice! Sometimes, when a guy is trying to meet a girl and she just ignores him and walks the other way, he can say that she is cold as ice. And these lugers, they’re cold as ice ‘cause they just fly right by and don’t even stop to answer our questions.

Jason:  Let’s try one more. Are you cold? Man, that guy is cold. He is cold as ice ‘cause he straight up ignored me when I tried to ask him a question. That was pretty intense. I don’t know if I can handle this sport. I think I better try my hand at speed skating. This is English, baby! Are you cold?


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Jason visits the luge track at the Olympics. He wants to find out what the expression “cold as ice” means from one of the Olympians.

But instead of talking to Jason, all the athletes just fly right by him. They won’t answer any of his questions. They even ignore that he exists! A woman in the crowd ignores Jason, too. By being so rude and unresponsive, all these people give Jason a firsthand lesson on the meaning of “cold as ice.”

Has anyone ever acted cold as ice toward you? Do you like to watch the luge at the Olympics?



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Hi Friends. In my opinion as possible as the human must act more friendly. The human straight up keep out act cold as ice. I hope I could tell…My english is not goo.

08:10 PM Feb 21 2010 |



United Arab Emirates

ur all lessons are great as well dis one….. i really liked itCool

n yup am not cold as wellTongue out

10:55 AM Feb 21 2010 |



I forgot, pass the torch

06:38 PM Feb 20 2010 |



man, dont be so cold as ice.



cold as ice, goofy, regular, drop in

06:32 PM Feb 20 2010 |



I like this video and other videos too. thanks a lot

06:03 PM Feb 20 2010 |


Russian Federation

Bloody hell… I'm cold as ice Embarassed 

05:54 PM Feb 20 2010 |




Good lesson!

05:45 PM Feb 20 2010 |

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