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go for it

go for it

Date: Aug 02 2012

Themes: Sports


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

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“Once I started falling in love with swimming, it was easy. I was able to focus and go for it.”

- Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, on how he became a champion. (Parenting)


- 奥运游泳选手迈克尔·菲尔普斯 (Michael Phelps) 谈论他如何成为冠军。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do it; try

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Nobody has won more gold medals at the Olympics than the American swimmer Michael Phelps. It almost seems like he was born to be a swimmer. But he didn’t become an Olympic champion through luck. It took hard work and determination. He had to believe in himself and go for it.

When you really go for it, you try your very hardest. You do everything you can to achieve a goal. You don’t hold anything back, even though you might be nervous, scared, or intimidated.

If you want to succeed in sports, you have to go for it. You might tell your friend “Just go for it!” if he likes a girl but is nervous about asking her out. Someone might tell you to go for it if you want to apply for a job or do something new and adventurous, like travel to a foreign country.

When was the last time you went for something difficult? Did you succeed?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“If you want to travel and see the world, just go for it!”

“I want to be a musician, so I’m going to go for it and study music. “

“I finally went for it and asked Michelle out. She said yes!”


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

To put maximum effort into achieving something.
by candycandice
cubi1604 Keep doing something with excitement and determination
by cubi1604
Ahshan try my best to do it.
by Ahshan
 julito to follow a dream.
by julito
meryoma31 and invest all my efforts and energy untill I realized it
by meryoma31
Englishty It means work so hard and succeed in something.
by Englishty
commit to reach a goal
by DecapitatedLucia
TITO007 go ahead
by TITO007
Buttafly An encouragement to achieve something
by Buttafly
Julissita Going after his goal.
by Julissita
Manu4 To pursuit a dream, to work towards a goal.
by Manu4
Jeyran go for it means trying to realize, to learn or to do something you have got in your mind
by Jeyran

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I found i have fall in love with a girl, i need to hold the courage and go for her.

09:45 AM Aug 02 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think Where there’s a will there’s way. so Nothing is impossible if your heart is willing!! change impossible to i’m possible.
Prior to the future guys!Wink

09:19 AM Aug 02 2012 |

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Irene Forever


It’s the right motto ” Go for it!”. We will never achieve anything if we do nothing.:)

I agree with Ukrainian proverb,” You won’t  catch a fish without toil.”

I think the main achievment in my life is to be a good cook.:) I can do everything beginning from fried eggs and making finish with preserves and baking. I know women who can’t cook at all. It’s not natural, as for me. Poor husbands! :)

To come back to the subject of the lesson, I want to add that I admire Michael Phelps. May God give him heroic health to get other achievments!

08:57 AM Aug 02 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

 i love Michael Phelps. i think he is the best sport man in the world and nobady can repeat his success

07:24 AM Aug 02 2012 |




— I always want to travel to a foreign country!

—Go for it!

—Ok, maybe I willO(∩_∩)O~

07:02 AM Aug 02 2012 |

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if you want to do something or like something,try your best to do it.

05:55 AM Aug 02 2012 |



Hard work always make success.

04:59 AM Aug 02 2012 |




I would say swimming was one of the greatest of mine acheivments. I started swimming very late and couldn’t believe that I would learn. As it turned out that goal was quite achievable rather than the other goals. It makes you feel very good when you focus and achieve something. It’s happiness when after long days of practicing you score a goal after a goal for a team. You focus, don’t see anyone, don’t think too much and just your trained legs carry you and you’ve got it!  Everyone is happy rocking you, but you’re the happiest as you practiced, you focused, you went for it, now the result your result and somebody else’s who you love.  I bet Michael Phelps is happy basking in the moment, a long now moment. He just went for it, he did it for his Mom again. Great guy!

03:26 AM Aug 02 2012 |



“Once I started falling in love with swimming, it was easy. I was able to focus and go for it.”

10:21 AM Aug 01 2012 |

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