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Date: Sep 06 2013

Themes: Health, Sports

Grammar: You're vs. Your


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Do you like to work out? Are you motivated to get in shape, or is exercise the last thing you want to do with your free time? It seems like people feel one way or the other. While fitness is a big priority for some people, it can also be painful, hard work.

There are many reasons that people choose to exercise. Maybe your doctor has told you that you need to lower your cholesterol with a daily cardio plan. Maybe you want to lose weight and you’re exercising with friends. Maybe you’ve hired a personal trainer who knows how to encourage you to work hard. No matter why you do it, exercise is a big commitment and it’s something to be proud of!

Find out if Lily and Marni like to work out in this English lesson about good health.


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Marni:  I’ve got to stretch. I just finished a killer workout!

Lily:  Oh, really?

Marni:  Yeah.

Lily:  You actually make time to work out?

Marni:  It’s so important! I love doing cardio. I love getting my heart rate up. I just go running or jogging for an hour.

Lily:  I’ve never really felt motivated to actually get in shape like that. I don’t run. I’m really clumsy and I fall over things. I don’t like exercising that much, you know?

Marni:  You know what I think you need?

Lily:  What?

Marni:  A personal trainer. You need someone who’s going to be there and whip you into shape, tell you what to do… that’ll motivate you.

Lily:  I don’t think I would respond very well to someone yelling at me for an hour while I’m doing push-ups. It wouldn’t spur me on towards fitness. Do you know what I mean?

Marni:  But they do motivate you. They do encourage you to get in shape. They’ll work with you with your personal goals. And I know you have some problems with cholesterol, so you might want to think about it.

Lily:  I guess.


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Marni won’t stop talking about how much she loves to work out. She wants Lily to get excited about exercise, but Lily’s just not interested. Lily feels clumsy and isn’t motivated to go running or visit the gym. She thinks that hiring a personal trainer would be like paying someone to yell at her, and she’s definitely not cool with that plan.

Lily sounds like a lot of people in the world. She knows how important exercise is for her health, but finding the energy and interest to do it is a challenge. Marni’s attitude is the exact opposite. She’s a little obsessed with fitness and will do or say anything it takes to convince Lily to give it a try. But will it work?

Do you exercise regularly? Have you always liked to work out, or is it something you learned to like? What’s the best way to become fit?



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I love walking.Bumia nearly half an hour or more.

03:55 AM Sep 06 2013 |

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I am a regular exerciser.I work out to be stronger.I like running,string jumping,And I like to swim in summer.Too bad it’s a bit cool right now and raining all the time,or I could go swmming one more time.

I like working out.It doesn’t only keep you fit but,also bring you a good state.And sports is not hard at all.once you get a good start,hold on to it!It won’t burn your brain.

02:13 AM Sep 06 2013 |




to be honest i don’t recently. but i lv sport best way to become fit for me it is run do alot o ex & don’t’ forget diet hhh

12:37 AM Sep 06 2013 |

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