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Learn the Zero Conditional

Date: Jun 08 2012

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Zero Conditional


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Ah, nature. It can feel so good to take a hike through the woods, or relax beside a river. Being in the natural world, away from civilization, can even be a spiritual experience. It can make us feel connected to something larger than ourselves.

But if you’re heading out into nature on a spiritual journey, make sure you remember the bug spray. Being in nature isn’t all peace and rainbows. It often has certain drawbacks, too, from bugs to dirt, to no indoor plumbing. Hear Marni try to convince Ella to spend more time in nature.



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Ella:  I love nature, but I just, I’m not fond of the bugs and dirt.

Marni:  Oh, really? I think it’s just, you know, if you love nature, you just kinda have to accept that.

Ella:  It’s difficult for me. I’m such a city person, but I really love being out there, smelling the fresh pine and being in the sunshine and stuff. But I can’t stand the bugs and dirtiness. I can’t do the camping. It’s really hard.

Marni:  So do you just go hiking?

Ella:  Yes. I love hiking, fishing. It’s very difficult. I’m trying to pick and choose, but like you said, you have to try to enjoy it all.

Marni:  Right. I think you just have to accept it. Well, I love nature as well, and I go hiking all the time, and camping. But I don’t mind the dirt so much, and the bugs I just accept. I just find it so peaceful and so rewarding to be out in nature. It just makes me really appreciate how lucky we are to have such natural beauty in our world.

Ella:  Yeah. I find it a really good meditative place to be.

Marni:  Yeah. I don’t know, I think there’s a connection that’s lost when you don’t get to live in an area where you have such natural beauty around you.

Ella:  I agree.


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Ella explains to Marni that she enjoys being in nature, but she hates bugs and dirt. Marni disagrees. She loves all aspects of nature, even the dirtiness of it.

Ella doesn’t like to camp, but she does enjoy hiking. She thinks that being in nature is very meditative and peaceful. But she has to pick and choose which activities to do in nature.

Marni thinks it is important to spend time in nature. It makes her appreciate the beauty of the world, and it makes her feel more connected to the natural world.

Do you like spending time in nature? Where do you go to feel connected with the natural world?



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yes absolutely and surly I like the nature , and I think that the SEA is the most nutural place that let me feeling  by the connetion of the world

09:39 AM Apr 17 2016 |

joao correia


I love nature and hiking in it but for lower time because it is very peaceful for me and I don’t like it I feel alone or sad I don’t know. I prefer civilization with nature. I like to go for beach when I want to be connected with nature.

09:39 PM Mar 13 2016 |



United States

flowers are puttey and nice wather.

01:06 PM Apr 28 2015 |



Russian Federation

Living in megapolis, I breath polluted air, so being in nature (even for a short time) is necessary to me.

08:35 PM Apr 09 2014 |



lying beneath the shade, while watching the clouds running, and got fever after :p

02:16 PM Oct 31 2012 |

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I really love nature,the voice of river,the grases,the flowers,the trees with a long wood,i love all things for nature.

05:31 AM Oct 29 2012 |

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i love nature,i love flowers,trees,when i say nature i just think about spring.

01:37 PM Oct 20 2012 |

no volvere

United Arab Emirates

its funny how man has turned his back on nature many years .. and now he wants to preserve it while hes contiuing to destroy only away from media .. i just wish that mankind dont witness a day where nature can be paninted only and not photographed ..  

02:17 AM Aug 05 2012 |

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omar alger

omar alger


Must protect nature

12:19 AM Aug 05 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

nature is life!

09:56 PM Aug 04 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie


I love everything in nature, the beauty of the green bushes and high-branched trees and various colored flowers and the calming sounds of different kinds of birds. all that really turn my eyes away from any negative points.

05:33 PM Jul 14 2012 |

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I’m fond of nature, in fact I prefer spending my time in a mountain areas than going to malls. We have farm and natural field as wide as a football field surrounded by trees. It’s my favorite place and full of memories of my childhood. By the way, I don’t mind the bugs and dirt :)

11:59 AM Jun 16 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love to be in nature esp these days every mornig i go to the park i run around park for half an hour and simultaniously listen to music.its very enjoyable and some times we go to nature with our family and carry dinenr with ourselves.sth freaks me out in nature is when people threw their rubbishes in nature.

07:56 AM Jun 16 2012 |




I love nature.. but my problem is the same like Ella’s, I don’t like bugs and dirt. I never did camping before but, I am excited to go for camping. We are planning for it.. lets c… Now its summer here so weather is like cool…. because winter at my place is horrible we cannot do any outdoor activities in winter here… n thats y we feel summer is cool… I usually go for walking/biking on lake side and its very peaceful when you walk lake side with waves, fresh air and nature’s sound, it makes you feel relax.. I think everyone should spend some time in nature, it is healthy, meditative and peaceful.  

04:27 PM Jun 14 2012 |




good  nature  is good for  health

03:35 PM Jun 14 2012 |



life is sweety , nature is sweety too; I like nature because it makes me feel relax

12:11 PM Jun 13 2012 |



maker blur is hate hunter i want 2 say hello and nice picture is there please trans my greeting 2 soul-x-body and white devil and hung and cause i can,t get cause of my leg is broken yesterday

06:39 PM Jun 12 2012 |




nature …..

this simple word that hold a different type of meaning ,good and bad ,but if we forget about the nature disaster ,we will enjoy in many thing around us maybe the simple breeze  make full of relaxation for a long time 

10:26 AM Jun 12 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Aww, Parion. You’re welcome. My absolute pleasure. Sometimes it helps just to close our eyes and picture a beautiful place, feel the breeze on our face, smell the fresh hair and hear the birds singing in the trees. I do that in stressful moments. I think it keeps my blood pressure low! ;)

02:13 AM Jun 12 2012 |




I go through hills and mountains on holidays. With a good company, tasteful tea and some cigarettes, it feels awesome.

10:18 PM Jun 11 2012 |

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