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Hustle - President Barack Obama
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Hustle - President Barack Obama English, baby! Video Lesson
总统巴拉克·奥巴马 - 全力以赴

Learn the present progressive tense

Date: Feb 25 2011

Themes: Celebrity, News

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense

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You don’t become the first black President of the United States at age 47 without a lot of hard work. Barack Obama was a community organizer, a law professor and a US Senator before being elected President. He is anything but lazy. He clearly knows how to hustle.

Someone who hustles always gives their best effort, especially when it is not easy to do so. An athlete who hustles will dive on the ground to catch the ball and put himself at risk to help his team. If you hustle on a project at work, it means you get it done quickly, but still do it well.

Recently, President Barack Obama gave a speech to a small group of Intel employees. We were among the media at the event, where Obama talked about the need to hustle.

如果未经历过大量艰苦工作,年仅47岁的奥巴马不可能成为美国历史上第一位黑人总统。巴拉克·奥巴马在竞选总统前担任过社区干事、法学教授和美国参议员。他是一个十分勤奋的人。他清楚地知道如何全力以赴。
全力以赴的人始终尽全力做事,尤其是在面对困难的时候。一个全力以赴的运动员会不惜一切地接住球,即使让自己置身于危险之中,也要帮助团队。如果你全力以赴进行一项工作,意味着你可以迅速并且出色地完成任务。
最近,巴拉克·奥巴马总统为一组英特尔员工做了一次演讲。我们是参加该演讲的媒体之一。演讲中奥巴马谈论了全力以赴的必要性。

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Dialog

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Otellini

Otellini

Jason

Jason

Obama

Obama

Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! My name is Jason, and we are here at the Intel Corporation, about to see President Barack Obama speak. He’s going to be talking about a topic that’s very near and dear to our hearts, technology.

Otellini:  Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to introduce the President of the United States.

Obama:  Thank you. Thank you so much. It’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but also the winner of science fairs. And since the Packers beat my Bears, I am reserving all of my celebrating for the winners of the science fairs. They deserve applause! They deserve our applause and our praise and they make me optimistic about America’s future. Basically, if we want to win the future, America has to out-build and out-innovate and out-educate and out-hustle the rest of the world. That’s what we’ve got to do.

Jason:  “Hustle,” that’s an interesting word. Let’s hear that again.

Obama:  ...out-hustle the rest of the world.

Jason:  President Obama said we need to hustle. “Hustle” means move quickly and be aggressive. It’s no surprise that Obama said it, since it’s commonly used in sports, and he is a sports fan. You can hustle in business, in a game or even to pack up your things and catch a train. Many people had to hustle to set up the room for Obama’s speech.

Obama:  ...that’s what America will prove in the months and years ahead. Thank you, guys, God bless you.

Jason:  After the speech, everyone had to stay in the room until Obama left the building. No amount of hustle could get you out.

 

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After being introduced by Intel CEO Paul Otellini, President Obama says that young scientists as well as young athletes should be celebrated for their achievments. He says that, in order for American technology businesses like Intel to succeed, they need to out-hustle the competition.

If you can out-run someone, it means you are the faster runner. A better musician can out-play a less experienced one. So to out-hustle means to try harder and give a stronger effort.

You could also say that out-hustle means to have more hustle. Hustle is primarily a verb, but it can also be a noun. Can you find the place in the video where “hustle” is used as a noun? When do you think it’s important to hustle?

To learn more about the President’s speech and see behind-the-scenes photos, visit our blog.

 

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MaryUA

MaryUA

Ukraine

Hello

02:06 AM Dec 11 2015 |

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Peresident barack obama wow your cool.

06:59 AM Oct 07 2015 |

aLShaima

aLShaima

Oman

@marwa89


Aside of the lesson’s goal , he might be the one killing which we all have doubt upon – but hey , don’t forget that our kings ‘ve signed an agreement with him related to that , which means that the crimes committed against us are all ‘ve been done with the help of our kings -who never knows how to smile like he do . admit that and don’t deny it !! i really really feel your pain sis.

01:33 PM Aug 27 2014 |

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aLShaima

aLShaima

Oman

well , i like that guy . he is an honest one , straight to the point and quite cool while giving his speeches somtimes , this lesson reminded me of the funniest moment of 2013 plans announced by him- from “we can do that “TO” ctrl+alt+del” lol .. 

01:31 PM Aug 27 2014 |

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realman986

realman986

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love Obama,he speaks very well.

10:13 AM Aug 27 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

apart from his personality and foreign policy  i like listenng to his speeches  becuse of being fluent  and i listen to ‘em for improving american accent..huh..

04:02 AM May 30 2014 |

sam14719

sam14719

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

This lesson is very nice..


but I dont trustful to all political mans,They have cool speech but doing any things.

12:04 PM May 15 2014 |

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ashwaniku

ashwaniku

India

He is genius …

05:28 AM May 15 2014 |

1 person likes this

happyLinda

happyLinda

China

means move quickly , yes , we all need to be hustle

05:25 AM Jan 06 2014 |

1 person likes this

lickma83

lickma83

Burkina Faso

very well,I will remember the two verbe and noun(hustle)

04:34 PM Nov 22 2013 |

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tahaniaaa

Saudi Arabia

wooooooooooooooooooooooow nice voc

07:46 AM Sep 29 2013 |

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ogadam

Togo

Since our daily life becomes hard we have to out-hustle every day to make it. There is no place for laying back.Every day I hustle to get a seat on my bus. I out-hustle at work at my call center to earn more bonus in order to better feed my family. Life of poor people is always about hustling. As we say “No hustle no survival” Thanks president Obama

03:01 AM Aug 03 2013 |

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little_Joe3

Russian Federation

a bit of politics is a good lesson for word “hustle”!


I will remember it.

11:54 AM Apr 13 2013 |

1 person likes this

Min Min Hla

Myanmar

President Barack Obama  cool!

02:11 AM Nov 26 2012 |

stwagirimana

Rwanda

hi mr!


can u plz be my friend!

06:15 AM Oct 08 2012 |

1 person likes this

nil_fm

nil_fm

Turkey

obama is so cute Wink


it’s so funny to see that obama hustle like a athlete while he takes two steps on the stairs at 00:43  ;)

06:26 AM Aug 26 2012 |

1 person likes this

leanjade

leanjade

China

Obama is so cool


I think he will be the next president

07:29 PM Jun 25 2012 |

Sinurita

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

nice,,, I didn’t know that Obama has a cute face on TV *_^

11:16 PM Apr 30 2012 |

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NOman

NOman

Pakistan

uuup! i like it Smile


08:40 AM Apr 28 2012 |

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shookiba

Israel

united states dont need you obama

07:34 AM Apr 28 2012 |

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