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Take a Spill

Take a Spill English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 01 2010

Themes: Sports

Grammar: First Conditional

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Certain events in the Winter Olympics are so tense, you have to hold your breath while you watch them. No, we aren’t talking about curling. But other sports, like figure skating, half-pipe snowboarding, or downhill skiing, are so nerve-wracking because the athletes could take a spill at any moment.

Jason has been in Vancouver trying to win a gold medal since the 2010 Winter Olympics started. Now the Games are coming to an end, and he is running out of time. So it is very important for him to not take any spills. Find out if Jason can avoid falling and win gold at the last minute.

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Dialog

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

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Jason

Jason:  Sometimes, when competition goes awry, you take a spill. A spill is where you fall down and you might spill some of your belongings onto the ground. So, I’m gonna do my best to drink this tasty energy drink while skiing. And we’ll see if I can avoid taking a spill.

Jason:  Whoa!

Jason:  Man, epic spill! If I keep taking spills like that, I am never gonna win the gold or rescue my friends!

 

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Discussion

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Usually, it is objects that spill, not people. You might spill some beer on the floor at a party, or you might forget to close your bag and spill your belongings. But when a person takes a spill, he falls down.

Jason takes a spill while trying to ski and drink an energy drink at the same time. If an Olympic athlete takes a spill, he usually can’t win a gold medal. So Jason better be careful if he wants to bring gold home from Vancouver and save his friends.

Have you ever taken a big spill? What do you think is the most nerve-wracking sport at the Winter Games?

 

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mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Cool!!

01:51 AM Oct 14 2016 |

flutur

flutur

United States

These site is very cool. Han been teaching me a lot of expression and vocabulary of course. I love it. 

09:21 AM Dec 07 2013 |

ioannaba

Greece

i  have never taken a big spill because i have never tried to ski!!!

09:28 AM Apr 19 2013 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Often when I was small, I was pretty clumsy and had to spill over many things and many times, even when I am now grown up but sometimes I stil have that moment, not embarrassing but I guess I need to do a little more careful Cool

05:59 AM Jan 19 2012 |

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Newmoon

Newmoon

Turkey

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05:08 AM Sep 17 2010 |

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Morocco

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09:08 AM Mar 28 2010 |

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Afghanistan

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12:05 AM Mar 25 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Oh yeah and was pretty shameful :P I take my breakfast every day in a restaurant near the gym where I work…One day I took the tray with some things like a cup of milk,some toasts and other things…So I had a distraction and finally I took spill my cup of milk in the tray and the ground,putz! that shame! hehe

Well my favorate nerve-wracking sport is donwhill skiing! are you crazy?! hehe

01:43 PM Mar 17 2010 |

Alandxv

Brazil

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01:46 PM Mar 13 2010 |

lenny80a

Germany

I love to learn English with Jason! I have had a lot of fun with Jason in Vancouver.Thank you Jason! You are a very, very good teacher! Thanks English baby!Kiss

02:17 PM Mar 12 2010 |

mohamed-e-228

Algeria

hi

 

02:54 PM Mar 11 2010 |

abadeee

abadeee

Saudi Arabia

05:36 AM Mar 11 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

poor jason !!!

03:21 PM Mar 06 2010 |

Sarah Barbieri

Brazil

It's an easy and intersting way to learn idioms!

02:03 PM Mar 06 2010 |

jutgei

Pakistan

i like this

10:04 AM Mar 05 2010 |

kpl

kpl

Taiwan

take it easy ,  and don't make your pan take a spill while you are having a test ,though it feels nerve-wracking, If you concentrate on it you will pass it .

no bring epic belongings makes you  more easy , 

08:03 AM Mar 03 2010 |

nellyshine

Mexico

I took a spill while I was running near my house

03:39 PM Mar 02 2010 |

jakodir

jakodir

United States

I like this sport a lot!

01:26 PM Mar 02 2010 |

Alan711031

Alan711031

United States

Downhill skiing is the most nerve-wracking competition I never ever seen. ANd I have no idea  how they practice.

07:30 AM Mar 02 2010 |

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