Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
go the distance

go the distance

Date: Sep 16 2010

Themes: Romance

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

“I’ve realized you are not meant to go the distance with everybody.”

- Actress Halle Berry talking about her ex, Gabriel Aubry.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

go all the way; do everything

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Halle Berry thinks that not all relationships are meant to go the distance. But just how long a distance is she talking about? Maybe some relationships only make it as far as a first date. Others last for a year or two. Some make it all the way down the aisle, but still fall short in the end. With half of marriages in the U.S. ending in divorce, not that many relationships last forever, or go the distance.

When we say that something goes the distance, we aren’t talking about a real, measurable length of space. The distance isn’t one mile, or two, or ten. To go the distance means to go all the way, or continue until something is finished, no matter how difficult it becomes. If you go the distance at school, you study hard and do as well as you can until you graduate. And if you go the distance in a relationship, you work through every problem that arises, and never break up.

Halle Berry and her ex, Gabriel Aubry, didn’t manage to go the distance together. They broke up after nearly five years as a couple. Do you think it’s difficult to go the distance in a relationship? In what parts of your life have you gone the distance?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

“I always try to go the distance for my friends.”

“Helen went the distance in high school and it paid off when she earned a scholarship to college.”

“If you want to get ahead at work, you’ll have to go the distance on every project.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

chomo to cotinue do'n a thing until the end
by chomo
Mostafa5 to complete a course of action
by Mostafa5
bienemaja go to the end,
by bienemaja
to be successful
by Bitten by an Arab bug

Want to guess next week's slang?

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Comments

Log in to Comment

Rayan363

United Kingdom

Hello! Need to write college term paper but can’t possibly meet the pending deadline. I want recommend you www.custom-paper-writing.org – use this particular writing help 24/7 and feel no responsibilities. Student from all over the world can use this service.

06:38 AM Oct 20 2015 |

JenniferGroff

United States

Here is the song fromYOUNG HERCULES:


Artist: Lyrics
Song: Go the Distance Lyrics


I have often dreamed
Of a far-off place
Where a great warm welcome
Will be waiting for me
Where the crowds will cheer
When they see my face
And a voice keeps saying
This is where I’m meant to be

I will find my way
I can go the distance
I’ll be there someday
If I can be strong
I know ev’ry mild
Will be worth my while
I would go most anywhere
to feel like I belong

I am on my way
I can go the distance
I don’t care how far
Somehow I’ll be strong
I know ev’ry mile
Will be worth my while
I would go most anywhere
to find where I belong

06:14 AM Jul 03 2015 |

qazal24iran

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi guys.I’m qazal 24 female from north of Iran and I’m here to find a friend in other place with native English speaking, I’m in starter level


if you have telegram app , save my number and call me


00989365764283

12:30 PM Jul 02 2015 |

qazal24iran

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi guys.I’m qazal 24 female from north of Iran and I’m here to find a friend in other place with native English speaking, I’m in starter level


if you have telegram app , save my number and call me


00989365764283

12:30 PM Jul 02 2015 |

Applad323

Afghanistan

All the people of the country should respect the educated people of the country. The uneducated people always make lame excuses and do not able to learn their education properly. They should learn their education from superior writing service properly for their good future.

11:34 AM Jul 02 2015 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm everbody has a "recipe" to go the distance in a relationship so I have my one too…I guess to go the distance in a relationship is knowing to respect the other and being faithful…At least I cherish my relationships being like that :)

A part of my life that I have gonne the distance is my profession,I love what I do! (I'm graduated in Physical Education)

12:08 AM Sep 28 2010 |

sumanlehra7

India

i will go the distance to fulfill my dreams

03:31 PM Sep 21 2010 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

This is my nature..go to the distance ,sometimes it's hard but most of the time when you wait you gain ….....you can always improve your acts and attitude to achieve your goals.. 

08:52 PM Sep 20 2010 |

elkyhcy

elkyhcy

Hong Kong

I'm going the distance to dealing with what distracted me much, which drags me couldn't be concentrated on my current work.

03:42 AM Sep 20 2010 |

Fairstorm

Tunisia

I went the distance with my studies. Going the distance is a proof of bravery and patience.

04:06 PM Sep 19 2010 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

i go the distance for my degree.

01:03 PM Sep 19 2010 |

lolekesh

lolekesh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like to go to somewhere that is very far and don't like see anybody.

11:01 AM Sep 19 2010 |

sankora

sankora

Egypt

i want going the distance in my job :)

01:01 PM Sep 18 2010 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

Yes, there is enough place in life for going the distance. Just go and go and never stop.

07:02 PM Sep 17 2010 |

miss_eos

miss_eos

Viet Nam

I would have to say that it kind of depends really. If it's a comfortable relationship then it's possibly that you should keep on. Whereas in contrast if it becomes a burden for you then it's more likely you should put an end to it and start looking for something that suits you. 

When i was in high school i always tried to go the distance in every thing i did. And fortunately It paid off. Looking back on what i have gone through I'm just full of pride as things have seemed to go well

07:03 AM Sep 17 2010 |

nassimrachid

Morocco

 i think to finish what you have started 

 

11:28 PM Sep 16 2010 |

Likes (17):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast