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Give It a Go English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Nov 11 2014

Themes: Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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If you aren’t especially courageous, you probably know someone who is. She’s the only person you know who’s jumped from a plane. He’s the kind of guy who sings first at karaoke. People like this are more likely to buy a one way ticket instead of a round trip one. They say yes to everything. They’re always ready to give it a go.

It’s amazing how much some people do with their lives, and often it’s because they’re willing to give it a go. Think of how our world might be different if we all acted this way! A lot of good and a lot of not very good things might come from it, so perhaps we’re lucky that many people take time to think about their choices first. An equal number of both kinds of personalities is probably best.

Sultan is ready to give it a go at StarScoop.com. What’s he going to do there? You’ll find out when reading today’s English lesson about trying something new.

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Dialog

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Gary

Gary

Marni

Marni

Lily

Lily

Sultan

Gary:  Hey.

Marni:  Hi!

Lily:  Hi!

Gary:  I want to introduce someone to you. This is Sultan. He has decided to give it a go as our new intern. This is Marni.

Marni:  Nice to meet you.

Sultan:  Nice to meet you.

Gary:  Marni is in charge of AmericanDreamD8.com. And this is Lily.

Lily:  Hey, Sultan. Welcome!

Gary:  Lily has been working here for…

Lily:  Years.

Gary:  For a long time. We actually have to get to a meeting, but let’s get together and have lunch so you two can get to know Sultan.

Marni:  Sounds good!

Gary:  Great.

Marni:  Bye!

Lily:  Bye!

Sultan:  Where’s our meeting?

Gary:  It’s not far, but let’s take the train.

Sultan:  Sounds fun. And how does this work?

Gary:  OK, right. When you take the train, you need to know a few things first.

Sultan:  Like one way or round trip?

Gary:  That’s right. That’s important on big trips, like an airplane or a train. But in most American cities, when you take the bus or city train, you need to know how long you’ll need the ticket.

Sultan:  How long?

Gary:  Yeah. You can get a ticket that’s valid for an entire day, or you can get a ticket that’s valid for just a couple of hours. You can even get a ticket for an entire week.

Sultan:  OK. I’m a student. Can I get a discount?

Gary:  You can. Seniors can, too. Students often get the best prices, so it’s important to ask.

Sultan:  How do I pay?

Gary:  You can use a debit card or cash, and some places, like here, you can even use a smartphone app.

Sultan:  All right. Should I give it a go?

Gary:  Yeah, we need two tickets…

 

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Discussion

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Gary introduces Sultan to Lily and Marni. Sultan is going to work at StarScoop.com as an intern because he wants experience in an office. He and Gary are leaving for a meeting, but the four agree to eat lunch together later.

Gary suggests that he and Sultan take the city train to their meeting. He gives Sultan advice about what he needs to know before buying a ticket. Sultan gets all the details, then buys tickets for them both. Next time he’ll be able to buy tickets without Gary’s help.

Sultan is the kind of person who likes to try new things. What about you? Are you always willing to give it a go?

 

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Djana

Djana

Algeria

yeah i like to try to do things,and experince,but i don’t like getting into everything randomly,u know…Emm,but i’m always willing to give it a go ;)))

09:37 PM Apr 01 2016 |

talalsalh

Saudi Arabia

Hi , Good evening ,,

12:06 PM May 30 2015 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

Suppose to think Sultan is an international student. I respect for he gave it a go to get a good quality education in the US. There is no doubt that everyone at least once in a life have to give it a go to discover new tops for one. I think that majority of courageous people is an engine of progress and eventually those people inspire some another guys to take a shot and get ahead.

07:18 PM May 19 2015 |

1 person likes this

binakumari

India

realy its amazing…

01:18 PM Nov 15 2014 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

The lesson was amazing

07:13 PM Nov 12 2014 |

1 person likes this

kidinenglish

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I liked that.thank you

06:55 PM Nov 12 2014 |

1 person likes this

vik32

vik32

India

i always willing to give it a go to new things so that i can get to know about lot of things and like exploring new things. we have a very little time to experience and explore each and everything in this vast world.

08:20 AM Nov 12 2014 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Yes, sometimes when i have to tackle new things or endevours i am in a doubt  if  i will succeed or  fail, but then i make up my mind  and think ..what could be the worst case scenario´? what are of you afraid of , give it a go.  !!! By the way , today is Veterans days in the United States,  Army personnel on duty also get discounts  while travelling.

12:23 PM Nov 11 2014 |

IMOdraude

Brazil

One of the best ways to know the culture of a foreign country is tasting the local food. You are highly likely to find different seasonings or even an exotic ingredient in your dish: but give it a go! 


Go ahead and do not hesitate to have not just a uncommom meal, but certainly a good story to tell in the future, when you go back to your family or friends as soon as you get together again. 


I am kind of a person who gives it a go. I tried a celery beer, raw eel (as a sashimi) and a flyer ant (mixture with manioc flour – a traditional dish in some cities near Sao Paulo – Brazil). But also I was up to ride more than 20 roller coasters in a single day, I ran in the middle of the forest (without knowing where I was going)... It’s worthy! You will always remember these kind of moments!

03:19 AM Nov 11 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

Good lesson.  Wanna go to USA some day…

03:01 AM Nov 11 2014 |

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