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Fly By

Fly By English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 22 2010

Themes: Hobbies, Sports

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

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If you want to win an Olympic gold medal, you need to have talent and determination. But for many Winter Olympic sports, that’s not all. You also need to be fast. Think of speed skating, downhill skiing, or the luge. Athletes in those sports move so quickly, they almost appear to be flying.

So if Jason wants to bring a gold medal home from Vancouver, he is going to have to fly by his competitors. Find out if he has what it takes to make Olympic history.

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Jason

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Jason:  We’re here on the ice at Robson Square in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the 2010 Winter Games. This is English, baby! and this is the fly by challenge. If you want to fly by someone, you don’t have to be flying, you just have to be going as fast as something that flies, whether you’re running, in a car, or speed skating!

Jason:  Flyin’ by. Oh man, the gold is at stake.

Jason:  Nice helmet. Do you want to race? OK. Let’s race. Here we go. Oh! Oh! Flyin’ by you! I flew right by that girl.

Jason:  It’s like I’m flying right by these people and that they don’t even know that there’s a race on. Everybody, just getting passed like crazy.

Jason:  Oh, on the inside lane! Yeah. Alright. We’re good. We’re flying by people, just all over the place.

Jason:  I have to say, it’s as if a lot of these people aren’t taking the Olympics very seriously. They seem to just be leisurely strolling around the rink, whereas I just fly by them with ease. It’s as if I’m flying. That’s how fast I am when I pass them by. One alternative to fly by is blow by. ‘Cause when you blow by someone, there’s so much wind, it feels like it’s blowing on them, just from you going past them so fast. I think we’re ready to win the gold. This is English, baby!

 

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A few days ago, Jason found a pair of cheap skates in a dumpster at the Winter Olympics. Ever since then, he has been practicing speed skating. He hopes to fly by his competitors so he can win a gold medal in Vancouver and save his friends.

On the practice rink, Jason goes so fast it seems like he’s flying. He blows by all the other skaters. He goes so much faster than them, it’s almost like they don’t realize they’re in a race. It looks like Jason might just have what it takes to win gold in Vancouver.

What do you think it takes to win an Olympic gold medal? What is your favorite sport in which the competitors try to fly by one another? Have you ever flown by anybody when you were skating, skiing, running, or driving?

 

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I guess competitors must have guts and perseverance to win gold medal in any sport ;)

12:50 PM Mar 30 2010 |

rock girl

rock girl

United Arab Emirates

wow , thats koooool

10:39 AM Mar 26 2010 |

abadeee

abadeee

Saudi Arabia

thats nice

06:45 AM Mar 11 2010 |

ssaammeerr

Iraq

I love not know

05:07 AM Mar 10 2010 |

timatimka

timatimka

Russian Federation

Ok, I'm very offen flying by other peoples when i drive my car. My favorit sport is skiing , its Olympic sport and there are competitors fly by one another.

09:18 AM Mar 07 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

fly by as a speedy gonzalez

 

02:14 PM Mar 06 2010 |

蓝香

蓝香

China

wonderful!

08:26 PM Mar 04 2010 |

kpl

kpl

Taiwan

 Thought can fly by the time ,this is baby, yeah~

08:44 AM Mar 03 2010 |

akber_ideal

Azerbaijan

Excellant word thanks

05:55 AM Mar 03 2010 |

youlili

Barbados

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11:07 PM Mar 01 2010 |

ala4fadeel

Sudan

The policed had stoped me and gave me a ticket as a fine because I flew by him.

10:56 PM Feb 28 2010 |

22milacek

22milacek

Czech Republic

hello , i would like to find new friends :) who write me? 

07:52 AM Feb 28 2010 |

arifsrg

arifsrg

Indonesia

Kiss

03:16 AM Feb 28 2010 |

wyhy0808

wyhy0808

China

Smilevery good

03:12 AM Feb 28 2010 |

303Kevin

303Kevin

China

Jason's fall is very funnySmile

03:02 AM Feb 28 2010 |

~MemoTheHun~

Germany

thanks

01:51 AM Feb 28 2010 |

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