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Cold as Ice

Cold as Ice English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 16 2010

Themes: Hobbies, Sports

Grammar: Zero Conditional

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In the sport of luge, athletes shoot down a track at breakneck speeds. They travel feet-first on sleds, reaching the bottom of a mile-long track in under a minute. Many of the Olympians who compete in the luge travel at over 90 miles (144 km) per hour!

At the Olympics, Jason visits the luge track hoping to meet some cool people and talk to some of the athletes. Watch the competitors teach Jason the true meaning of the phrase “cold as ice.”

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Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! I’m Jason, and we are here at Whistler for the 2010 Winter Games. We’re gonna learn about the phrase “cold as ice.” If you try to talk to someone, and they completely ignore that you exist and don’t even turn and look at you or answer what you’re saying, that person is as cold as ice. So we’re gonna see if we can get these lugers to warm up and talk to us a bit, or if they are, in fact, cold as ice.

Jason:  Any minute now, one of these super fast lugey guys is gonna luge past us. Let’s see if we can ask one of these guys a question. What does it mean to…Whoa. That was cold.

Jason:  Need a snack?

Jason:  What does it mean to have breakneck speed?

Jason:  Have you seen Captain Jeff? Man.

Jason:  What country are you rooting for? Hello? Man, this chick is cold as ice! Sometimes, when a guy is trying to meet a girl and she just ignores him and walks the other way, he can say that she is cold as ice. And these lugers, they’re cold as ice ‘cause they just fly right by and don’t even stop to answer our questions.

Jason:  Let’s try one more. Are you cold? Man, that guy is cold. He is cold as ice ‘cause he straight up ignored me when I tried to ask him a question. That was pretty intense. I don’t know if I can handle this sport. I think I better try my hand at speed skating. This is English, baby! Are you cold?

 

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Jason visits the luge track at the Olympics. He wants to find out what the expression “cold as ice” means from one of the Olympians.

But instead of talking to Jason, all the athletes just fly right by him. They won’t answer any of his questions. They even ignore that he exists! A woman in the crowd ignores Jason, too. By being so rude and unresponsive, all these people give Jason a firsthand lesson on the meaning of “cold as ice.”

Has anyone ever acted cold as ice toward you? Do you like to watch the luge at the Olympics?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I asked a girl to date some years a go and she was just cold as ice.i like to watch this amazing sport.

12:07 PM Apr 04 2015 |

Quike97

Quike97

Mexico

its a good lesson…Wink

01:52 PM Sep 27 2012 |

VISHNU

VISHNU

India

my second lesson…

02:56 AM Oct 08 2011 |

reemy

reemy

United Arab Emirates

i use to be COLD AS ICE when my enemy talk with me

02:12 PM May 01 2010 |

1 person likes this

saeed wajeeh

Yemen

hi man

 l live in yemen < i love my frind > ilove dince and i love meet any frind >iam 22yaeres

01:21 PM Mar 25 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Yeah some people have acted yet like that with me and for nothing! So I cutt off them of my life too,easy to me! ;)

Oh really that sport is pretty crazy and fast!

12:46 PM Mar 25 2010 |

reemona

reemona

Oman

IIIII ammm fffreaazzingg
“TURN OF THE AC” ;)

07:30 AM Mar 24 2010 |

Visent

Visent

China

thatz useful

04:27 AM Mar 24 2010 |

kankan123

kankan123

China

wow…coooooooooool!

04:19 AM Mar 17 2010 |

bimabiru21

bimabiru21

India

Good Lesson Thanks for it hope all guys are happy from this lesson

angain thanks

 

09:10 PM Mar 11 2010 |

abadeee

abadeee

Saudi Arabia

good lesson

thanks

any bady want become my freind i will say to him welcome

07:14 AM Mar 11 2010 |

sokhavong2002

Cambodia

It's completely covering by snow! and it's so cold!

03:50 PM Mar 09 2010 |

iskierkax1991x

Poland

yes of course there were some of such people who were cold as ice toward me. 

So I ignored those people and made friends with others.

04:30 AM Mar 05 2010 |

1 person likes this

takod

takod

United States

Really cold.

05:01 PM Mar 04 2010 |

flylover

flylover

Georgia

funny:) they are cold as ice:they just fly right by and don't even stop to answer:D:D:D

02:06 AM Mar 03 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

cool phrase that u see around u bcs like jason says when u want to meet someone and he/she dont smook u , it can fits good . "Cold as Ice"

02:37 PM Mar 02 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I don't remember the exact situation, but I guess I happened to meet people who were cold as ice, and I'm sure not even once I did that.

I do like to watch sports on TV, especially such paramount competitions as Olympic games, and the exact kind of sports doesn't even matter to me. I  watch it anyway if I have some spare time.

01:44 AM Feb 25 2010 |

daisy0o0rose@hotmail.com

Saudi Arabia

funy and nice *v^ lesson

01:04 PM Feb 24 2010 |

yehya125

yehya125

Egypt

I met lot of people "cold as ice", but all the time i try to break it by warming up

12:41 PM Feb 23 2010 |

simhyojin

simhyojin

South Korea

I wouldn't feel especially good when I'm  in 'cold as ice' situations… something like that.  whenever it happens, I have a hard time thinking of icebreakers. 

10:14 PM Feb 21 2010 |

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