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Go for the Gold

Go for the Gold English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 16 2010

Themes: Sports

Grammar: Zero Conditional

Intro

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Every athlete takes a different path to the Olympics. Some do it for the fame and glory. Others compete out of love for their country. In 2008, Jason went to the Summer Olympics in Beijing to have fun and make friends. But he has a very different mission at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the video to find out what it is!

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Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Voice

Voice

Jason

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Jason:  I was just out bowling with my friends, and I left. They continued bowling. And, apparently, some crazy stuff happened after I left, because I got a very strange voicemail that I want you to listen to.

Voice:  Jason, we have kidnapped your friends. If you want to see them again, bring your gold medal to the bowling alley.

Jason:  So, it looks like I’m going back to the Olympics, because despite all my experience in Beijing long jumping, bicycling, badminton, I came away without a gold medal. And if that’s the only way to get my friends back, I’ve got to go to Vancouver and get one. So I’m putting together a new suit here for the Winter Olympics. It’s gonna help me go for the gold. When you go for the gold, you try as hard as you can to get the very best thing. You don’t want silver or bronze, ‘cause that’s not gonna rescue my friends! So I’m ready. Here we go. Vancouver 2010, this is English, baby! going for the gold!

 

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Discussion

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Jason and his friends were at the bowling alley, and Jason decided to leave. After he was gone, somebody kidnapped all his friends! The kidnapper leaves a message on Jason’s phone telling him he has to bring him an Olympic gold medal if he ever wants to see his friends again.

Jason is no stranger to the Olympics. He went to the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. But the one thing he didn’t do there was win any gold medals. So Jason decides to go to Vancouver to try to earn a medal at the Winter Olympics. He even makes himself a special suit to help him go for the gold.

Stay tuned for more Olympic videos, and find out if Jason is able to rescue his friends!

Have you ever gone for the gold before? Did you succeed?

 

Comments

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batchi

Mongolia

very interesting and go for the GOLD gohead.

03:59 AM Jan 04 2016 |

ezadmehr

ezadmehr

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Interesting! I liked this lesson.

03:58 AM Aug 13 2012 |

cathy0921

China

I really like Jason’s lessons!

08:17 PM Mar 17 2012 |

Nkjones19

Nkjones19

United States

Very funny!

12:55 PM Dec 09 2010 |

hsiang202

Taiwan

so funny, haha….

07:34 AM Dec 09 2010 |

hathu872004

Viet Nam

how can i listen and watch the lesson?

08:31 PM Jul 19 2010 |

NEROLOCOREA

Colombia

cool

 

05:43 PM May 17 2010 |

issa87

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

thank you verry much

03:07 PM Mar 27 2010 |

mohim

Morocco

thank you verry much

04:41 AM Mar 26 2010 |

soranabdolrahman

Iraq

hi

 

01:03 PM Mar 25 2010 |

samih

samih

Yemen

Awesome

09:23 AM Mar 23 2010 |

dipopza

South Africa

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08:20 AM Mar 22 2010 |

dipopza

South Africa

hi!

how do i use this site, how do i start communicating

with friends i want to learn english

08:16 AM Mar 22 2010 |

pumpu1

pumpu1

Turkey

I answered these questions. I think I understood this subject. Thank you Englishbaby…

04:32 AM Mar 21 2010 |

samih

samih

Yemen

the motevation makes things achievable

12:58 AM Mar 20 2010 |

Lupusss

Lupusss

Turkey

not so hard

10:36 AM Mar 18 2010 |

xldoudou

xldoudou

China

it is so hard

11:39 PM Mar 15 2010 |

salah1984

Jordan

my  probelm is in lesening

10:32 AM Mar 15 2010 |

lenny80a

Germany

Jason is a very good friend. He had resqued his friends then they were kidnapped. He had to bring a gold medal from Winnter Olimpic Vancouver , to bowling alley by your home….and he made that…Jason has his friends again.

11:20 AM Mar 14 2010 |

abosss

Saudi Arabia

salam, D. Sara i realy blive in your saying

10:56 PM Mar 12 2010 |

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