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arctic plunge English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Aug 12 2019

Themes: Health, Hobbies, Travel, Weather


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

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“I’m about to take an arctic plunge.”

—Ebaby!’s Andy, speaking about jumping into cold water

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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jump into very cold water

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s a chilly day, and Andy is at a mountain lake. He wants to wake up his body, so he is going to take an arctic plunge. He will jump into the very cold water of the lake!

Many people think that taking an arctic plunge is good for the body. They say it is good for the skin and blood. Of course, it’s wise to talk to a doctor before diving into ice water. Did you ever jump into freezing water? Do you think arctic plunges are healthy?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My aunt and uncle do an arctic plunge every January.”

“In some countries, people do an arctic plunge for their health.”

“I don’t like to be cold, so I am not going to take an arctic plunge with you.”


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