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Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Learn English meaning of ‘Elon Musk’

Date: Feb 05 2016

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Tech

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

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We all dream of a better future. But sometimes, it’s difficult to envision how to make the future better. We need visionary leaders to help us think of new ways to do things. These leaders might be politicians, teachers, or inventors. Their incredible ideas often go completely against the normal way of doing things. We need these people in our world to make changes for good.

Elon Musk is a good example of a modern leader with big dreams. He wants to make the world more sustainable so that people can be healthier and happier. Elon Musk helped to start many important companies, such as PayPal and SpaceX. However, he’s most famous for being the CEO of Tesla Motors. He helped to create the Tesla prototype. Now, these amazing electric cars are on the road.

Gary thinks that Elon Musk is a wonderful leader. Listen as he tells Brian about him in today’s English lesson.

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Gary:  Do you know anything about Elon Musk, Brian?

Brian:  Is that the new villain for the new James Bond movie?

Gary:  No, but it could be. He is one of the most visionary leaders in our time.

Brian:  Oh! Is he an inventor? I feel like I’ve heard about him.

Gary:  I don’t know if he’s an inventor, but he has been a part of a lot of new companies that are really pushing the boundaries. So, I’d say he’s a visionary. He’s got the kinds of futuristic ideas in his mind that we all wish we had. He’s kind of living a sci-fi dream.

Brian:  Oh, so… what did he help create or envision?

Gary:  The electric-car company, Tesla.

Brian:  Oh, yeah… more sustainable

Gary:  He worked with a team to develop a prototype to just go completely against the way that cars were manufactured. And here we are, we’ve got this amazing car now.

Brian:  Oh, wow! Is the Tesla out yet?

Gary:  Oh yeah! The Tesla is everywhere. They’ve got three or four different cars.

 

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Gary asks Brian if he knows about Elon Musk. At first, Brian thinks that he is a villain from a movie. Then, Gary tells him that Elon Musk is an amazing leader who can envision a great new future. He has created many companies and likes pushing the boundaries of possibility. His ideas are like sci-fi because they are so creative and new.

Brian asks Gary what Elon Musk has created. Gary tells him about the electric car company, Tesla. Elon Musk made a prototype of this car. Then, Tesla Motors manufactured the car. It is a completely new type of electric car, and Elon Musk wants it to make the future more sustainable.

What do you know about Elon Musk? Do you want to drive a Tesla?

 

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Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

He is real Tony Stark of real world.

10:15 PM Feb 11 2016 |

Fayeabdou

Fayeabdou

Morocco

               i did not haered know him befor, but i sometime see aver the news talking about  electric car,and thank for theaching me somes vocabs sach as sustainable act


                                                 

06:20 PM Feb 07 2016 |

yhoma

yhoma

Dominican Republic

Wow! He is amazing!

03:44 PM Feb 07 2016 |

onlyeng1_

India

Um! Well, I did not know about Elon Musk before like some other people..but yeah now very well aware of  this name..thanks ebaby’s team for this lesson..besides that I learned some useful vocab from this lesson such as envision, prototype etc. I dont have such particular desire to drive tesla but ofcourse  By God’s grace if I get such opportunity then I will definitley drive this car. Thanks!

01:46 PM Feb 06 2016 |

makin02

makin02

Algeria

so the first i’m very happy because we have some peopel like elon musk although i have not i heard about him before. why i’m happy..really we need some peopel like him in our time if you want palaning to your futur he can help you .very sipmle  but the problem in our time Who wants to planning for the future few peopel not evryone and some peopel always saying i can do it  (why) big quistion.. i want but i can’t ….leo tolstoy say(evryone thinks of changing of the world but no one thinks of  changing him self) ... visionary leaders  good idea i like it





09:38 PM Feb 05 2016 |

MehmetKaragul

Turkey

Oh, Elon Musk. I have head about him a lot. I’m a huge fan. I loeved today’s lesson. Thanks Englishbaby Team :)


I would love to drive a Tesla. It’s a great car and it has the name of my favourite invertor of all times “Nikola Tesla”

05:36 PM Feb 05 2016 |

Wuthering

United States

I’ve known him from the Tesla car . It is one of icon car , but it is away too expensive . With the gasoline price goes down , I don’t think it is senseble to buy Tesla . However , I have to admit that Tesla is one of the most advance technology which humans have achived in automobile  industry. 

04:08 PM Feb 05 2016 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

If I had $105,000 , I’d buy electric nimble sporty Model S Tesla with 85 kWh battery and iPad like control panel.
Somebody want to push the boundaries- hop in rear facing jump seats !
Or maybe I can skip and wait for the coming Model x, suv, or 3 sedan that will be more affordable:)

04:37 AM Feb 05 2016 |

MotherEarth

Canada

I would say Elon Musk is kind of person who wants to protect our world against some groups of people , organizations and also Governmetns .
Technically , we need people like Mr. Musk to push the bunderise in order making new thecnology for next our generations . Somehow , he has ideas to inventor things which can very sustainable for these days , because our planet is under horrify happen every single moment against climate change .
The main idea about Mr Musk , he is making wish to creat new things to us for having safer and happiest life .
Appreciate that MR Musk .

02:49 AM Feb 05 2016 |

MotherEarth

Canada

I would say Elon Musk is kind of person who wants to protect our world against some groups of people , organizations and also Governmetns .
Technically , we need people like Mr. Musk to push the bunderise in order making new thecnology for next our generations . Somehow , he has ideas to inventor things which can very sustainable for these days , because our planet is under horrify happen every single moment against climate change .
The main idea about Mr Musk , he is making wish to creat new things to us for having safer and happiest life .
Appreciate that MR Musk .

02:44 AM Feb 05 2016 |

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