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Zumba
Zumba

Learn English with this Zumba English lesson

Date: Aug 25 2014

Themes: Health, Hobbies

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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Zumba is an aerobic exercise that is taking over gyms around the world. Advertised as a dance party, it’s a fun way to work out. In fact, with all the music and dancing, you might not even notice the sweat!

People who do Zumba are having a blast while they are challenging themselves physically. It’s a creative expression that’s also a sport, and there’s definitely no reason not to have fun while you’re exercising.

Have Gary or Jessica tried Zumba? Do they want to? Learn more in today’s English lesson about dance.

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Jessica

Jessica

Gary

Gary

Jessica:  So, I was at the gym the other day, and I happened to look in the class and saw they were doing Zumba.

Gary:  I’ve heard about this thing.

Jessica:  Oh my gosh. It looked like so much fun. They were having a blast. I have a few family members who do Zumba and dance classes, like hip hop. And it’s such a cool creative expression, but you’re also getting your aerobic exercise in.

Gary:  It feels weird to me that dancing is being called exercise when, you know, riding a bicycle is exercise, or lifting weights, or going for a run. Where you’re getting your heart rate up, and you’re improving your times, and you’re really challenging yourself. It’s an exercise. It feels like there’s more to it than dance.

Jessica:  Well, when I looked in, all of these people were dripping with sweat, but they all had smiles on their faces. They were having so much fun. And the music sounded awesome, too. So I may check it out. I’ll let you know.

Gary:  Yeah, please.

Jessica:  Yeah.

Gary:  I’m open to it.

 

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Jessica tells Gary that she recently saw a Zumba class at the gym. She says that everyone doing the class looked like they were having fun. They were actually smiling while they were working out!

Jessica likes the idea of dancing for exercise, but Gary isn’t sure. To him, dance isn’t the same as sports, even though it increases your heart rate, just like riding a bike or running. Jessica’s ready to try Zumba, so she says she’ll check it out and tell Gary about her experience afterwards.

Have you ever tried Zumba? Is dancing a sport?

 

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etterci

Brazil

I´ve heard about this kind of execice before, but I haven’t tried yet.

01:41 AM May 02 2015 |

sunny_ling88

China

I usually go to the gym after work, I do exercises such as hip pop, yoga, belly dance and running, I like sports it make me fun and healthy.

08:00 AM Sep 11 2014 |

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fairy70

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i have heard about it before , my sister in low are doing it and she described it as a beneficial and joyful exercise, it removes fat and help you be more healthy.i love to check it out but unfortunately it is just in our capital city not in the city where iam living,may be some days it will come true.

06:54 PM Sep 10 2014 |

judinasve

judinasve

Russian Federation

I don’t know about Zumba, I haven’t try this kind of dancing. But I would like to do. And I am sure that dancing is very good sport exercises. Dancing requires
strong muscular tension, dancing makes people stronger, more flexible and happier.

03:42 AM Sep 10 2014 |

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Mikobella

Mikobella

Poland

Without doubt zumba is really fun experience and a good way to losing weight. I just like it so much;)

08:05 PM Sep 06 2014 |

ahmad0500

Saudi Arabia

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I want spek english can you heelp me

07:33 PM Aug 28 2014 |

1 person likes this

S&W

S&W

China

Square dance is the most popular one in our country right now.if i had opportunity ,i want to try zumba.

12:59 AM Aug 28 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Zumba, rumba, cha cha are all great mood boosters. Just try it and you’ll be the whole day smiling. I bet that while dancing you’ll be all cheers adn happiness. It’s amazing.

06:04 PM Aug 26 2014 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Thanks to the Wikipedia now I know that the Zumba is from Colombian origen .I have watched a video on “You Tube ”  and  it looks as a good  calorie burner  plus the fun of exercising  with full blast  music .

09:07 PM Aug 25 2014 |

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schrodinger61

Turkey

I had’t heard zumda before.Turkish people usually play football.Football for us, start when we were child .But I think ,the best sport is swimming.Because every body of parts move one by one and you can lose a lot of enerji thus you can lose weight 

02:57 PM Aug 25 2014 |

Hamd

Hamd

Saudi Arabia


I would prefer riding about dancing 


I see lifting weight  sweat will be more to it .


I like going to gym with my freinds and will be  there is challenge.

02:45 PM Aug 25 2014 |

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Olivine

Olivine

Indonesia

zumba is fun. of course it depends on ppl taste. some ppl like it, some not. they use dancing moves but make it easier so ppl can dance and enjoy it without thinking too much about choreo, otherwise their heart rate wouldn’t increased. I think zumba is a sport because they consider the heart rate also by choosing different songs beat. For real dancing, it needs several times practicing for 1 song

02:34 PM Aug 25 2014 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

No, unfortunately not. In fact, I can see lots of fun along with losing weight as well as an exciting sport full of exercise in the form of Zumba. In reality, if I have the opportunity to participate in its classes in somewhere surely and eagerly I’ll take it. I’m sure I’ll find so much happiness out there. Aside from these points enjoying their music would be marvelous also. Zumba’s melody is awesome. 

01:46 PM Aug 25 2014 |

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forugh

forugh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have watched some videos of zumba.it’s definintely a sport and it also needs plenty of energy.

01:39 PM Aug 25 2014 |

fabiojulix

fabiojulix

Brazil

I think Zumbas is a interesting kind of losing weight epecially for people who likes dance and don’t like lifting weights.

01:17 PM Aug 25 2014 |

hitanaka

Japan

I didn’t try Zumba yet. I think dancing is very hard sport.

12:52 PM Aug 25 2014 |

sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I haven’t still tried it but i believe that dancing is a kind of sport.you know,one of my friends got really slim just by dancing!!!

07:14 AM Aug 25 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

yes it is true zumba is a great exercise you never get bored while doing it. it keeps you motivated all the time and you eager to come back again tot his class. for me, classes are far better than doing cardio or abs for long hours. i always indudlge myself in different classes after weight lifting like kickboxing, yoga& kettlebell etc. good luck:)

05:07 AM Aug 25 2014 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hey guys ! Oh, i love Zumba, it involves dance and aerobice.Its all about having fun but at the same time working out.I think the principle of Zumba is a work out should be FUN AND EASY TO DO.

03:48 AM Aug 25 2014 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

This is the first time I hear about it …

03:23 AM Aug 25 2014 |

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